Issue – April 2012

SMART ART

The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne’s annual Art Festival was recently held on The Village Green for 2 days of creativity, fun and sun.

Charity Serve

The Tony Bennett Tennis Tournament & Benefit Gala raised nearly $500,000 for several charities.

Giving Back

The Key Biscayne Women’s Giving Circle recently gathered to celebrate their support of Ailey Camp Miami, Design Architecture High School and Linda Ray Intervention Center. Guests were entertained by The Miami Choral Academy, which received a grant last year.

United with a mission

The 7th Annual Champagne Breakfast, Bazaar & Fashion Show by Coco Paris was recently held at Rusty Pelican, benefiting Manos del Sur Nicaragua: Asociacion Pan y Amor.

Forever Young

Ageless Cocoons held their grand opening at the Arcade Mall to celebrate the detox and beauty center’s therapies proven for centuries to restore youth with every treatment.

B-Day WISHES

Feliciano Marmelada recently celebrated his birthday with a surprise party at Grapetree Clubhouse among his very special friends.

The 411

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

Fruity Buzz

Although you rarely see Pimm’s in the U.S., it’s a fantastic gin-based liqueur that can be used to create refreshing and light cocktails. Here’s a classic preparation that you can easily mix-and-match with different fruit and herb garnishes.

SPA MAGIC

If you’re in search for a much-needed spring spruce-up, head over to The Spa at Conrad Miami to get a revitalizing experience like none other.

Awesome Itineraries

We’ve done our research to bring you a few places to travel before the year’s over. From hole-in-the-wall discoveries that make you an instant local halfway across the world to exploring markedly ancient cultures, forget the traditional “bucket list” and plan to visit these cool destinations in 2012.

Dream Kitchens

The folks at Fine Surfaces & More utilize the most respected materials from COMPAC: The Surfaces Company to help you reach culinary nirvana…one kitchen at a time.

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.

Luscious Oasis

Get ready to tour one of the most serene rooftop terrace condos on Key Biscayne, just steps away from the ocean with jaw-dropping views. Fall in love with sunrises and sunsets all over again.

zen A-z

One way to think of zen is as a total level of focus that yields a sense of harmony between mind, body and soul. Zen is a way of being — and it’s also a state of mind. If your goal is to find complete, absolute and balanced peace in your life and surroundings, follow this A-Z guide to ensure that you start heading on the path toward complete serenity — even if just for a few moments.

Creative Healing

Through ArtCares, Key Biscayners Liz Portuondo, Tania Quintana and Dorian Rosen take a creative approach to helping kids with cancer.

Positive Vibe

Artist Ed King’s paintings embody the artist’s love for nature in a joyfully unconventional way. “If you take a close look at my artwork, you’ll notice most of it is outdoors,” he points out.

Stylishly Healthy

We all know being healthy makes you look cooler — after the fact. But often the gear we’re forced to sport to keep ourselves in top shape could make Coco Chanel roll over in her grave. Here are a few items we’ve selected for both health promotion and a decent sense of style.

TAX TALK

We contacted Richard A. Reed, CPA, M. Tax, of Lancaster & Reed to get an update on the new so-called “Shadow FBAR” requirements for the 2011 tax year.

New Look

Since its inception, the M-Class has redefined what an SUV can be, with a legacy of groundbreaking safety and earth-embracing performance.

Great Rhythm

If your looking to get in the right beat, then march on over to the TransAtlantic Festival to experience soundbites from just about every corner of the world for two days of dancing, swaying, listening and singing.

Winning Cuisine

Looking for a truly elegant spot for a night on the town? Let the voice of the people be your guide.

TIME WARP

When it comes to clothes, electronics and cars, it’s common knowledge that different generations have different needs and desires. Finally, the home building industry is catching on.

Great Space

Does your kitchen need a new look? Well, the thought of redesigning can send you scurrying for the nearest bed to hide under.

ANTI-TECH CAMPAIGNS

Mobile phones, laptops and tablets are admittedly fabulous treats of modern living, but they come with a high price in terms of what they demand of our time and attention. These 3 organizations are urging us in different ways to pay attention to what we lose when we adopt new technologies, and break the tyranny of the machines.

Hemingway Chic

We like to think of him as the granddaddy of awesome: Ernest Hemingway, the original man’s man.

Lasting Tributes

These stunning timepieces pay homage to two truly inspiring figures while making sure you get complements with every tick-tock as you arrive on time and in style wherever your agenda takes you.

SMOOTH TESTING

The team at PREPWORKS has helped thousands of students achieve personal bests on SAT and ACT scores since 2005. In the process, they’ve figured out a few key tips that will help students preparing for these important tests strive for success.

Break Time!

Next time someone tells you to stop and smell the roses, maybe you should! And not just because we’re in the midst of spring!

Smart Art

The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne’s annual Art Festival was recently held on The Village Green for 2 days of creativity, fun and sun.

Charity Serve

The Tony Bennett Tennis Tournament & Benefit Gala raised nearly $500,000 for several charities.

Giving Back

The Key Biscayne Women’s Giving Circle recently gathered to celebrate their support of Ailey Camp Miami, Design Architecture High School and Linda Ray Intervention Center. Guests were entertained by The Miami Choral Academy, which received a grant last year.

United With A Mission

The 7th Annual Champagne Breakfast, Bazaar & Fashion Show by Coco Paris was recently held at Rusty Pelican, benefiting Manos del Sur Nicaragua: Asociacion Pan y Amor.

Forever Young

Ageless Cocoons held their grand opening at the Arcade Mall to celebrate the detox and beauty center’s therapies proven for centuries to restore youth with every treatment.

B-Day Wishes

Feliciano Marmelada recently celebrated his birthday with a surprise party at Grapetree Clubhouse among his very special friends.

Popular

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