Issue – April/May 2020

Stronger Together

In these unprecedented times, we can take solace in knowing that this too shall pass. With Spring cleaning and online entertainment options galore, there’s never a shortage of pastimes to enjoy and skills to learn right at home. As the season progresses, society will be back to normal in no time — and thrive like never before.

Boozy Botanical

Bartenders, mixologists and bar-goers alike have fallen under the elderflower spell, one fine cocktail at a time.

World Wide Connect

With advances in technology and corporate attitudes increasingly accepting of telecommuting, 2020 was predicted to be the year that more people worked from home than ever. What is being dubbed as “the world’s largest social experiment” in the first quarter has fast-tracked this trend toward digital connectivity, delivery of services and a new “business as usual.”

Making of a Champion

The story of how one of racing’s most iconic names and one of the world’s most prolific branding agencies came together at Ocean Club is an only-in-Key Biscayne story that will yield a lasting legacy for generations to come.

395 Gulf Road

Discover island living at its finest inside this Key West-style home in the heart of Key Biscayne just steps from the ocean.

All That Shimmers

Chic, shiny and timeless — whether you're dressing for day-to-day or an evening stroll, make sure your look sparkles with the season's must-have jewels.

The Joys Of Giving

Can money buy happiness? It surely can, if you’re giving it to a good cause. A National Institutes Of Health study found that when people give to charities, it activates regions of the brain associated with pleasure, social connection and trust, creating a “warm glow” effect. Scientists also believe that altruistic behavior releases endorphins in the brain, producing the positive feeling known as “helper’s high.”

Persuasive Paintings

A fusion of Elidea’s personal passion for contemporary art and photography with a graphic design background allows her to develop expressive new forms. The results are mesmerizing.

Life Achievement

Symphony Of The Americas enriches South Florida with breathtaking orchestral music, renowned international ensembles and educational programs with world-class guest artists. The Year of the Maestro is their most important season yet.

Allegro Living

How would you describe the perfect retirement? If your definition includes independence with all the luxuries and commodities we’ve become accustomed to, but without the tedious responsibilities of owning and maintaining a home, Allegro Dadeland may be just the home you’ve been looking for.

Modern-Day Grove

Raised in Miami, David Martin has witnessed the city grow from a small town into a world-class metropolis, with Terra projects playing a significant role in key neighborhoods like Coconut Grove, Miami Beach, Weston and Doral.

Superlative Service

Omar Rodriguez, CEO of KB Pest Control does business the old-fashioned way. He believes that being warm, friendly and personal, and always honoring his word sets him apart from the rest. 

Puppy Love

There are many important reasons why dogs are known as man’s best friend. The minute you welcome a new pup into your life, you are changed for the better.

Critical Situation

Voices For Children’s life-changing programs include helping foster children negotiate the legal process via Guardian Ad Litem, providing for social, education and medical needs and granting college students financial and moral support.

Feminine Aesthetic

Denise Cronwall launched her eponymous label with the desire to combine functional sportswear with fashion-forward design. This Miami designer is now the go-to brand for tennis players and fashionistas alike.

De-Aging Effect

FaceTite is a bladeless, scarless procedure that uses radiofrequency technology to firm loose or sagging skin in the lower face, jowls and neck, making you feel years younger without a facelift.

Libation Creations

We are living in the era of craft beer. There are countless artisanal brews available around town and now you can make magnificent brews in your own kitchen.

Aesthetically Yours

Influencers and bloggers changed our lives in the last decade. They’ll be of even more importance in the years to come. Here are a few cool trends and corresponding bloggers to look out for this year.

Fast & Light

Who said electric bikes have to be heavy? E-bike leader Specialized built the Turbo Creao SL with a light and lively frame, then gave it nimble geometry that creates a confident stability at any speed. It’s pounds less than the competition.

Electric Tides

Just as car manufacturers have proved to the world that electric cars are a viable means of transportation, so has the innovative DutchCraft DC25 completely reinvented the way we look at boats.

Sunny Outlook

There’s an old saying that it’s the friends we meet along the way who help us appreciate the journey.

Ladies First

The Key Biscayne Women’s Giving Circle held their annual luncheon to honor 2020 Grant Recipients at The Ocean Club Palm Court in the Clubhouse.

Global Aid

Key Biscayne Rotary Club and Flying High For Haiti held their 5th Annual Brazilian Night to sponsor Ecole Du Village, a community school in Ile-A-Vache, Haiti

Heart Of It All

American Heart Associations’ Go Red For Women hosted their annual luncheon at JW Marriott Turnberry to support the fight to end heart disease and stroke

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Improved Perfection

Grand Banks yachts are iconic due to classic looks, practical design and the ability to go as far as the owner cares to venture. The new GB 54 does all that, while managing to sneak in a few high-tech improvements.

Ranches & Rodeos

Giddyup urbanites, it’s time to gather your Western gear, leave the asphalt pavement behind, and head to one of these Florida ranches or rodeos for a “posh meets rustic outdoor” good ol’ time in The Sunshine State.