Issue – May/June 2008

“ST. AGNES FAMILY DAY”

St. Agnes Academy hosted a family picnic on a Sunday for both parents and children to get together, play and enjoy. It was a gorgeous day full on laughter, fun and activities for all ages.

Cool-de-Sac PLAY CAFé

Key Biscayne residents Jose Luis Bueno and Antonio Mauri invited more than 100 friends and family to the launch of their Family Entertainment Center, Cool-de-Sac Play Café, located on the third floor of the Shops at Sunset Place. Cool-de-Sac is the first entertainment center that’s designed and built with parents in mind.

Under the Stars

Key Biscayne Presbyterian Church Preschool hosted their annual fundraiser and silent auction serving stone crabs and churrasco under the stars at the Key Biscayne Beach Club.

TENNIS PRO-AM

The 2nd Tennis Pro-Am gathered players, families and friends for a memorable event at the Ocean Club Tennis Center. After facing many games and court rotations with an accompanying crowd, main event sponsor South Bay Group’s principal, Roberto Cortes, awarded this year’s first and second place prizes to Peter Galan and Guillermo Salcedo. In addition, all participating players received gift baskets and goodie bags in appreciation of their efforts. But there were more than two winners...Fundación Manos Del Sur obtained sponsorships for three children making them the top winners of the night!

IN THE MOOD FOR POP

In the Mood for Pop features Opera Gallery’s collection of exciting and kitschy works by contemporary masters like Warhol, Wesselmann and Lichtenstein along with paintings by emerging international avant-garde artists. The opening reception was a global mix of art and music with celebrated guests from both sides of the pond. Beginning in London in the mid 1950’s, Pop Art — a visual art movement expressing popular mass culture — found artists using themes influenced by advertising, everyday products and comic books. Opera Gallery is located in the Bal Harbour Shops at 9700 Collins Ave.

PIECES FROM PARADISE

A grand night was had by all when the Key Biscayne Community Foundation hosed “Pieces from Paradise,” a celebration of the island’s artist via a curated exhibition, sale and fundraiser. Proceeds from the event, which took place at a home on 501 Harbor Drive donated by eRealty and Zubillaga Design, went toward furthering the organization’s work with Key Biscayne non-profits and establishing future community-wide arts events. To get involved, visit KeyBiscayneFoundation.org.

Happy 50th!

Florencia Godward hosted a party for her husband, Marcos, who celebrated his 50th birthday surrounded by family and friends including their four children: Chloe, Felix, Ivan and Beltran. Guests enjoyed music, dancing and dinner throughout the night.

Worldly Libation

The perfect travel drink isn’t a secret cocktail in some obscure corner of the world, it’s a drink you can get even if you’re at the other end of the planet — just make sure it’s shaken, not stirred.

Frolic

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THE PERFECT PASTA

Find out why Tutto Pasta, meaning “all pasta” in Italian, is the perfect restaurant for all tastebuds, even the ones that make up the discerning palates found on Key Biscayne.

ADVENTURES IN LEARNING

When the success of your children is of utmost importance, where they learn life’s fundamental building blocks during the early years is just as important as the nurturing you provide — and a lot more fun. Herewith: Kids Learning Adventure.

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 to 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.

THE QUEEN OF CRUISE

As the only woman to have ever been president and CEO of three major cruise lines, Key Biscayne resident Pamela Conover knows what it takes to make a great cruising vacation outstanding.

FLOATING CONDOS

If the grounded real estate market has you down, you might want to consider ocean-bound luxury property options aboard The World. We guarantee it will redefine your idea of “waterfront” living in a big way.

DIAMONDS FOR LIFE

If you’re looking for the perfect jewelry to adorn yourself or a loved one, Christina Termine’s Diamonds on the Key might have exactly what you’ve been looking for — and a little something extra you might not have expected.

stylish sands

If you want to make a splash during your next overseas globetrot or while lounging on Key Biscayne’s pristine sands this summer, remember that deciding what to wear is half the journey.

Paradise Castle

The team at Casa Grande Design Group took a waterfront home on Harbor Drive in Key Biscayne and transformed it into a pure haven for almost every occasion. And that’s just their latest success story.

TRAVEL TALES

Sometimes even living in paradise can get a little boring. That’s why the Key Biscayne residents you’re about to meet travel as often as their schedules allow to just about any part of the world their hearts desire. Their stories just might inspire you to dig up that dusty passport and take a trip of your own.

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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.