Issue - December 2015

Intricate Encounters

Clothes with texture, structure and graphics meet The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse for a fashion journey like none other.

Superior Sounds

While UR Music works with many multinational record companies such as Universal and Sony, they also cater to independent and emerging artists who are beginning their careers and are in need of quality recording productions.

Lavish Illumination

Lighting is one of the most important elements of good design. It sets the mood, enhances ambience and showcases luxury design. The right light can be an accent piece or even the centerpiece of a room.

SKY DREAMS

Offering the best views in Key Biscayne, this spacious penthouse at 785 Crandon Blvd. in Key Biscayne features a bird’s eye view of the ocean, bay, sunsets and the sparkling Magic City lights in the evening.

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

If you’re in the market for a few new pieces to add to your art collection, check out the curated list of artists we’ve compiled for you on the ensuing pages. For as long as each can remember, their dream has been to inspire as many people as possible through their work — and they’re doing just that and a whole lot more with every new masterpiece they bring into the world.

Motivating Youth

Harnessing the power of music and the arts as a motivational platform, Ian Welsch leads The Motivational Edge to help youth achieve increased self-confidence and greater academic performance. 

Education First

The Kumon Method started from a parent’s love when Toru Kumon developed the materials and guiding principles to help his 8-year-old son excel at school and beyond. Founded in Japan in 1958, the learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills.

Luxe Flights

Turkish Airlines was established in 1933 with a fleet of only 5 airplanes and has grown into a 4-star airline with 298 passenger and cargo planes servicing 277 cities around the globe, including Miami.

Team Tree house

Are you in the neighborhood for good vibrations on par with the famed Beach Boys ‘60s pop tune? The Bodhi Tree House is a totally groovy holistic health community center, café and retail store catering to folks ready to find their inner joy.

Gastronomic Creativity

Up the ante at your next dinner party by discovering and mastering these creative culinary skills that will wow your guests and help you shine like a top chef no matter what the occasion.

Green Xmas

During a season of celebration and joy, we need to be more conscious and aware of our footprint on the environment. Between family get-togethers, in-law drama and social stressors, don’t add Mother Nature to the list of grumpy revelers.

Listen Up, Ladies!

You wax monthly and might even spend a mini fortune on expensive underwear to make sure your lady parts are always at their best. But, are you really paying attention to hygiene? This guide will empower you to be a bit more in-tune with your body.

Friction Advantage

The Lynx Board takes your workout to a whole new level in a simple, straightforward manner using friction training, a multi-functional bodyweight fitness concept that gives impressive results.

Custom Appeal

More than fabrics and stitches, a custom-fitted suit from Añel Sartoria pieces together the wearer’s personality and showcases a range of emotions for every creation.

Celebrity’s Choice

Alex “A-Rod” Rodriquez scores on the ball field and at Gran Paraiso, where he became the latest celebrity buyer, acquiring a 3,200-sq.-ft. penthouse with expansive 12-ft. ceilings and breathtaking views on the 53rd Level.

Mixing Mediums

Meet 3 ultra-creative ladies who are elevating entertainment and arts with amplified exhibits of pure, unedited talent while shining in various artistic mediums.

Precise Elegance

For more than 100 years, Audemars Piguet has been creating elegant works of art. From incredibly complex horological wonders to classically elegant wristwatches, this firm has something for everyone.

Best-Kept Secret

The VW Touareg, named for a band of fierce desert warriors, is arguably the best VW since the Phaeton and the best-mid-sized SUV on the road today.

Designer Heaven

New York, London, Paris…the Miami Design District. The past year saw Minotti Miami, Lladro, Fendi, Versace, Burberry, Ermenegildo Zegna, Valentino, Max Mara, Givenchy, Loewe, Miu Miu, Lanvin and Tom Ford join the existing luxe retailers and it’s just going to get better.

Seeing Red

While not technically Christmas Red, Christian Louboutin’s new Rouge Louboutin Limited Edition Collection makes an excellent holiday gift from you to someone or just from you to yourself.

Amazing Times

“You should write a book about Korea,” urged Harvey Rosenwasser’s wife, Ruth, and friends, “your stories are better than the M.A.S.H. series.” It took almost 60 years, but Harvey, who has since passed away, finally did it — and it’s definitely worth a read.

Inner Zen

How do I stay in balance? I listen. As a generation, we are so focused on our daily “to-dos” that we rarely ever check in to see if what others expect us to do matches up with what we truly want to do.

Corporate Fiduciary

You’re updating your estate planning documents when your attorney asks who is going to be named as fiduciary. It may seem like a simple question, but it may be the most important decision you make.

Nostaligic Creation

The other day I was clearing out some boxes from storage when I found the first work of art I ever created.

The 411

Spotlighting news, launches, announcements, happenings, products & places in and around South Florida.

For The Kids

Sazzing hosted a special champagne brunch to benefit the children of Asociacion Pan Y Amor Nicaragua and Fundacion Manos Del Sur.

Education ACES

The 6th Annual Tennis Tournament to benefit current educational projects in Quindio, Cartagena and Bochalema in Colombia was held at Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center

Island Matters

SunTrust Bank with local Key Biscayne residents Sheldon & Maria Lowe hosted an elegant dinner by Chef Michelle Bernstein to discuss SunTrust’s participation in Key Biscayne activities.

Tasty Twists

Look around: Cuban food is all around us. Many of us grew up on the stuff, some of us have just discovered it. Whether you have a favorite dish or just order on-the-fly at your nearest Cuban restaurant, adding your own pizzazz can make all the difference.

Big Sippin’

At the end of a long day, nothing takes the pressure off better than a drink. But not all drinks are created equal. Next time happy hour is right around the corner, set your poison of choice aside and opt for a more creatively crafted cocktail.

Sweet Dipper

Satiate your sweet tooth this month with this rum-based, lip-smacking decadent liquid sipper sure to add new life to any party from the holidays through New Year’s.

Inner Creative

It’s never too late to let your imagination roam and encourage your artistic side to emerge. Get hands-on with the arts and open up your right-brain flow with an abundance of colorful opportunities you can take advantage of whenever creativity calls.

Masterpieces & Mayhem: AN ATYPICAL GUIDE TO SURVIVING ART WEEK 2015

Anyone who’s ever experienced an installment of Art Week in The Magic City knows that not even Houdini himself could be everywhere at once. With plans constantly in flux, surprise events popping up left and right and traffic bringing even the most ambitious plans to a screeching halt, getting around is no easy feat. Here’s our unfiltered, unconventional insider’s guide of what to expect, what to do and how to make the best of it all.

Shop Hop

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne held a Shopping Soirée, featuring complimentary champagne mini-service and a trunk show for guests to enjoy.

Making A Splash

The America’s Collection hosted a special opening reception for Ignacio Gala’s The Big Splash exhibition that will be on display through New Year’s Eve.

Perfect Swings

The Key Biscayne Yacht Club held their first Invitational Golf Classic Tournament at Crandon Golf Course with tons of friendly competition and meeting and mingling amongst participants and guests.

Artful Living

At Oceana Key Biscayne, art and luxury take centerstage throughout the year thanks to their Commissioned Art Program that welcomes world-class works from around the globe to the delight of residents and visitors alike.

Impact Makers

The Chief Press Foundation and The Key Biscayne Community Foundation held their 3rd Annual fundraiser to benefit the children of Liberty City at The Fairways on the Key.

Noble Cause

Friends of 100% Natural in Key Biscayne held a fundraiser to support Teleton USA, non-profit organization that builds and operates centers for children with special needs.

Deliverance Mind

Freedom, mind and soul combine to yield a stylistic, expressive message for the ages.

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Red, White & Blue

EWM participated in the always-festive Key Biscayne 4th Of July Parade by driving in patriotic golf cars and handing out complimentary mini soccer balls to the patriotic crowd.

Secret Dine

Key Biscayners in-the-know welcomed Secreto Gourmet to the island, ushering in a new standard of fresh meals made from scratch using only natural ingredients. The farm-to-table gourmet eatery offers an cozy dine-in terrace as well as take-out options