Issue – February 2010

Love’s Labour’s Not Lost!

Instead of taking the easy way out with a bottle of bubbly this Valentine’s Day, create a simple yet special libation for your significant other. Remember, when she’s taking a sip, she’s looking at you over the glass.

Dress to impress

They say the clothing makes the man and no one knows that better than Ventuno. The prestigious international brand is now in the U.S. to make Miami’s men look sleek, stylish, smooth and sophisticated.

HELPINg hands

Fundacion Manos del Sur held their annual fundraising event to benefit programs for Mexico and Argentina. The event was hosted at the residence of Silvia Pesci.

Soiree with a cause

For the third consecutive year, under the umbrella of Give to Colombia, several U.S.-based organizations working for Colombia hosted BeLive at The Viceroy Hotel in Miami. The annual Gala seeks to raise awareness about Colombia’s social needs. Among other highlights, the event held a successful silent auction with The Mochila Project; where 40 of the world’s best fashion designers such as Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta and Vera Wang, among others, were given a traditional Wayuu bag to be updated and embellished in their own unique way. OndadeMar also unveiled their Spring 2010 swimsuit collection while Grammy winner Jorge Celedon kept guests entertained!

SURPRISE!

Ricardo Reinerman, Maria Claudia Dell’Oca and Florencia Godward organized a beautiful surprise birthday party for Elena Reinerman! It was a magnificent dinner at Zucchero Restaurant, with music, dancing and incredible fun. Elena’s closet family and friends all gathered to celebrate and had a magical time!

Rock ‘n’ roll!

A “Rock ‘n’ Roll”-themed party was hosted by Arthur Ackerman and Diann Newman at the Beach Club. Everyone in attendance danced to the wonderful music from the ‘60s.

CATER MASTERS

Besides having one of the most respected restaurants in Miami, the team at Puntino also has vast catering services available to ensure that your next shindig or soiree is one to remember.

Season’s sparkle

Christina Termine of Diamonds on the Key hosted a special holiday show introducing a brand new jewelry collection in conjunction with Key Biscayne Magazine.

Festive February

In the month of love, there’s much to like when it comes to events, annual fests and things to do. Take a look at some things you may want to pencil into your social calendar.

Montreal For Two

Quebec’s capital city is an island of romance in the middle of our cozy, northern neighbor that’s authentically North American, yet completely Old World.

KEYCOUPLES

We searched our island paradise to find couples that take the power of two to a whole new level. Their total devotion to one another is both inspirational and beautiful, and their responses to our questions will make you laugh, cry and fall in love all over again.

A Lady & A Gentleman

This suave duo takes autumn fashion to the next level with a little sophistication, some attitude and a whole lot of style. But don’t be fooled: It takes a special kind of person to pull these looks off as flawlessly as these two do.

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves for the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

CONDO SUPREME

This sprawling Key Biscayne condo in Lake Villa Two at The Ocean Club offers island living at its finest day and night thanks to its pristine location and floorplan. All you have to do is relax and let the sunshine in!

Love Wireless

We compiled a list of some creative phone apps we dreamed up to spice up or smooth out your love life this month. Just don’t blame us if they leave a blemish on your V-Day plans or bend Cupid’s arrow. Read on at your own risk. And remember, these reviews are just for fun! None of these apps actually exist (yet)!

Heart in Haiti

As most of the world watches the recovery efforts in Haiti on their screens, Kathie Klarreich is in the center of it all, helping with the country’s recovery efforts as she puts her own needs aside for humanity.

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Love Those Tunes

Sylvia Bennett’s much-anticipated CD release for I Wish You Love included a Dinner & Show held inside Mariposa at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables.

All United

The All For Venezuela fashion show in Key Biscayne benefitted Friends Of The Children Of Venezuela, a Miami-based nonprofit in charge of vulnerable and hospitalized children in Venezuela.