Issue – May/June 2009

FASHIONISTA FORTE

Miami’s A-list fashionistas enjoyed a full runway presentation of Zac Posen Fall 2009 Collection at an in-store cocktail soiree at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables.

Happy Birthday

Dr. Raul E. Galliano celebrated his birthday with family and friends at the home of Philippe and Saskia Touret. Festivities throughout the evening included a humorous slide presentation, mariachis and even a surprise operatic performance by tenor Aurelio Gabaldon!

Bal Harbour Bash!

Tom & Norma Travis hosted a dinner party at the luxurious Regent Hotel & Resort in Bal Harbour. Friends and family danced the night away in glamorous attire.

“I DO”

Gastón Javier Sánchez and Liz Kidder announced their engagement at the Borroto home in Key Biscayne. The couple is moving to Murphy, N.C., to launch Gaston’s, a gourmet Cuban restaurant.

BRINGING THE EIGHTIES BACK!

Ana and Clay Tootle hosted a magnificent, fun and unforgettable party at their home in Key Biscayne to celebrate Ana’s 40th B-day. It was back to the ‘80’s with the dress code and music coupled with dancing, laughter and dinner.

Welcome to Miami

Marian & David Rocker recently hosted a “Welcome to Miami” reception at The Ocean Club for John Richard, President & CEO of Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Changing of the Guard

The Key Biscayne Yacht Club held its traditional Changing of the Guard Ceremony by lowering Commodore I. Edward London’s flag and raising Commodore John Arnholt’s flag, thus transferring the Club’s responsibilities to the new Squadron and Flag Officers.

White Cosmo

Keep this Mother’s Day pure and simple with this sophisticated libation created especially for Key Biscayne’s stylish cosmopolitan moms.

Frolic

Your guide to the best entertainment, shopping, dining, libations & relaxation in South Florida.

paradise isle

Islamorada is a world within itself, located between the saltwater wilderness of Everglades National Park and North America’s only coral barrier reef in The Florida Keys.

CULTURAL CUISINE

The menu at Eos in Brickell’s Viceroy Miami is a delicious microcosm of the diversity found throughout South Florida…and the menu offerings are sure to satiate even the most discerning global palate — drinks included!

SUPER PARENTS!

For Barbara and Tino Peña, no two days are ever alike, and you couldn’t expect anything less from a couple that’s raising four small children while putting their medical degrees into practice — all the while making time for Broadway. That’s right…Broadway!

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.

THE LUXE LIFE

This breathtaking and spacious home at The Ocean Club in Ocean Tower One Unit 402 is one of the largest apartments on the island and offers expansive views from every main room, ensuring you never forget you live in paradise.

Mother Knows Best

We scoured the neighborhood to discover some of Key Biscayne’s most dynamic mothers. Although their backgrounds and life experiences differ, they do have one thing in common: an unfaltering dedication to their family. So join us as we tip our hat toward these world-class moms who masterfully balance every aspect of their lives with a finesse that is all their own.

Moms Rejoice!

Mother’s Day is here, and finding the perfect gift can be a little tricky. In this fast-paced world, it seems we have limited time to tell our mother’s just how much they mean to us. Over the years, mothers have taken on new roles in society, and therefore have to fill many shoes: the mother, the friend, the boss, the co-worker, and, of course, the woman. Life can be stressful, especially for a mom, so treat her to a gift that makes life a little easier — a great new look. Yes, even mother’s still like to turn a head or two!

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Lotus Flower

While attending Ponce De Leon Middle School, Melissa Saldaña got involved in volunteer projects such as serving as Treasurer of the Youth For Environmental Studies Club. Little did she know that spending her lunches helping to reconcile accounts was great training for her future career in nonprofit financial management.

It’s An Exquisite Life

Luxurious fabrics, prints and cuts combine with supreme quality materials, furnishings and décor to yield a world-class lifestyle in the lap of luxury.