Issue – April 2014

Kiwi Margarita

This cool new take on a traditional margarita will kick up the fun factor a notch no matter where you decide to enjoy it.

The Future Of Beer

It’s nice to be inebriated but NOT impaired. The secret to achieving this nirvana of imbibing is to learn to love, understanding and appreciate the beauty of session beers.

Sushi Dreams

If you think all sushi is created equal, you obviously haven’t gotten your roll on as often as you should. Miami has a wide variety of sushi-inspired menu items all over town just waiting for you to devour, experience and thoroughly enjoy one bite at a time.

WEDDING WHOA

If a traditional wedding isn’t in the cards for you, it may be wise to consider upping the ante with a destination wedding to Nicaragua, a place so full of adventure and surprises you won’t have time to even think about getting cold feet.

The A-Z Of Boating

One of the best things about owning a boat is the ability to visit new places that may not be accessible via roads...or at least to see those same places from a whole new angle. Here’s an alphabetical list of ways you can get the most out of our exceptional South Florida waters.

Dynamic Glamour

Ready to WOW anyone you walk past this season? It’s simple. Just meld sports accents like neoprene, zippers, leather, knit and elastic bands with the glamorous silhouettes of pencil skirts, flared bottoms and cropped tops — and get ready for some fun in the sun.

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.

Outdoor Oasis

While much of the country is looking for the first signs of Spring, we’ve been enjoying our backyards for months. Now is a great time to freshen things up with some inspired furniture and decorative accents that will further enhance outdoor living.

Elevated Elegance

This Brickell hi-rise condo at Icon is sure to capture your heart with sprawling vistas, luxurious appointments and plenty of open spaces for living and entertaining year round.

Trendsetting Jetsetting

Hans Christian Andersen said: “To travel is to live!” — so it’s no surprise that as the way we live changes, so does the way we travel. Today, our lives are fast-paced, filled with technology and everyday luxuries. The travel trends we’ve discovered in this piece are really a snapshot of what we as a society value in 2014...well, mostly.

Life Changer

Ani Nunez of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Of America is on a mission to inspire others to get involved in the cause and help as many people as possible suffering from the diseases.

GMO Know

There’s much hubub nowadays regarding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and their effects on people and the environment. Here are a few tips to help you sort through the information flurry

“Secret” Banking Dies

If you have financial accounts abroad, you need to understand the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The FATCA requires a country to report its U.S. banking clients to the IRS or face punitive withholding on its financial transactions in U.S. markets.

Green Dreams

Local non-profit Dream In Green empowers youth and adults alike to cause positive environmental change with fiscal benefits.

Auction Abundance

Television shows such as American Pickers have sparked an interest in collectible cars, but most of us will never stumble across a dusty, low-mileage ‘65 Corvette in a barn.

Runway Hair

Humidity can really do a number on hairstyles. Here are some ideas inspired by NY Fashion Week’s Spring 2014 runways that should hold up in the heat for months to come, no matter what you’re wearing.

Natural Adrenaline

Biscayne Bay’s Virginia Key is home to a well-kept wealth of bike trails that may lead you to a path of pure zen as you zigzag your way toward wellness and camaraderie.

Jovial Sips

Napa Valley is a magical place that forces you to disconnect and give yourself to a world filled with spectacular tastings, calming retreats and delicious experiences.

Food Influx

We hate to leave our laid-back and charming island for anything, but with Miami’s growing epicurean vista, it’s well in demand that you get in your car in search of new options for food, drinks and lots of fun.

Investment Time

Some people buy a watch to simply know the time, but true aficionados are looking for a statement piece that could increase in value as time passes. Here’s how to find that perfect timepiece to add to your collection.

Keeping Cool

...Maybe not literally, but at least psychologically. Our favorite trend for her and a must-have accessory for him will help add a hint of swagger to everyday wear this season.

Functional Form

The flexible new accessories system from SieMatic places thought-out and re-engineered drawers, pullouts and interior accessories behind elegant minimalist aluminum, wood or ultra-hygienic molded insert exteriors.

Fun Day(s)

No one’s quite sure exactly how Sunday Funday came about or pinpoint the first time someone said it, but we can all agree it’s here to stay.

The 411

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

Star Courts

Sony Open champions gathered at The Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne to give 24 amateur players a chance to test their tennis skills.

Adrenaline Rush

Synergy Wellness held a Health Fair with complementary classes dancing, yoga and much more for attendees and their guests.

So Yummy

During Cruise Shipping Miami 2014, Puntino Catering served as the official caterer at the Italian Pavilion, ensuring no attendee left hungry.

Two Cakes

Gustavo Alonso & Paola Padovan celebrated their birthdays with a party at Puntino with about 200 guests in attendance.

Special Experience

Puntino Restaurant Group organized a cocktail reception during the Cruise Shipping Miami 2014 with dozens of VIPs in attendance.

Champagne & Style

Fundacion Manos Del Sur and Pan Y Amor held their 9th Annual Champagne Breakfast at The Rusty Pelican, with a bazaar and fashion show in honor of the wonderful cause.

Broker Power

The Related Group held an intimate gathering and luncheon for Miami’s Top 15 brokers to showcase their latest project, Marea.

Gracious Giving

The Key Biscayne Women’s Giving Circle celebrated 7 years of helping to finance programs for women and children in need around Miami.

Cabana Crawl

Key Biscayne Relay For Life held their annual fundraiser at The Ocean Club where guests enjoyed appetizers and cocktails from different cabanas.

Good Neighbors

Key Biscayne Community Foundation celebrated its 10th Anniversary with The Aqua Party at The Fairways On The Key with proceeds benefiting community charitable work.

Birthday Bash

Cliff & DiAnna Drysdale hosted a birthday party for Key Biscayner Brett Graff at Milanezza, with Key Biscayne’s most prominent players coming to celebrate.

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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