Issue – May/June 2017

Lawn Party

Can’t you feel it? The incipient sizzle? Summer is right around the corner, and you know what that means: Outdoor entertaining just got serious.

Greek Inspired

This Greek-inspired home is a one-of-a-kind architectural masterpiece, located on one of Key Biscayne’s most sought-after, wide canals. There are no bridges to the bay and you can pull right up in a yacht up to 70 feet as you watch the manatees and dolphins swim right by your backyard.

Helping Hands

An institution formed by the charitable hearts of millions, Mercy Hospital represents everything positive our emergent metropolis offers.

All or Nothing

Wondering if you’re losing or winning? The following style variations will command that a look with aptitude is the way to gain victory with style.

Season Aligned

Whether optically graphic or savior faire and eclectic, Philippe Starck interiors at the new Brickell SLS Hotel integrate within our curated selection of Spring/Summer looks.

Family Marvel

Taking the term “Super Mom” to a whole new level, we introduce you to a trio of Key Biscayne moms who have been able to balance life, work and motherhood seamlessly, tenderly and with lots of love!

The TV Effect

We’ve watched them laugh. We’ve watched them cry. We’ve watched them ask “Did I do that?!” when it was entirely obvious that yes, they did in fact do it. Herewith: An examination of the sociological impact of that most coveted of American artforms: The family sitcom.

Grace & Gratitude

When Nicole Pritchett’s brother way deployed to the most dangerous combat region in Afghanistan, she wanted to do something to ease the burden of distance. That is how iPads For Soldiers was born.

Positive Impact

Bibiana Domit believes that we are in this life to live our dreams. She credits her fearless confidence, quiet nature, excellent imagination, creativity and stubbornness with helping her launch Tullys, a globally endearing children’s brand.

Global Credentials

Alexia Kim specializes in U.S. & International Tax matters, with a focus on international clients who live abroad, just moved to the country or otherwise feel frustrated because they are not familiar with the complexities of U.S. taxation.

Pursuing Goals

The example set by her hardworking parents has led Diaset Cabrera to put an equal passion into everything she does, including her enthusiastic marketing for the trendsetting Pandora jewelry brand.

Contractor Woes

Homeowner complaints that their General Contractor won’t pay attention to them abound. Here’s the 411 on those delay tactics and how to find the right fit when it comes to home improvement projects.

Tax Insight

While real estate cycles ebb and flow, Key Biscayne continues to attract high net worth international investors and families looking for that “Island Paradise!” For a non-resident buying a vacation home or an investment property for rental purposes, it’s important to note some significant tax issues that face non-residents.

Marvelous Monaco

The gilded and lavish coastal principality of Monaco reigns most supreme as the jetsetting playground to the world — with or without The Royals, it takes the crown. Here are a trio of gems not to miss on your next visit.

Best Friends

What makes our idyllic island summers even better? Someone to share them with! Which is exactly why we recommend the below furry friends, sourced from select local shelters and rescues throughout the city.

Mist Magic

Spring is once more gracing the thoroughfares and byways of The Magic City, and with it that most draining of seasonal sightseer. And no, we aren’t talking about tourists. Mosquitoes have a far bigger presence.

Role Models

Over the past 30 years, Miami has reinvented itself from a mere tourist destination into a top-tier global city. Miami Girls Foundation is working to see that the image of the “Miami Girl” changes as well.

Louis, Louis, Oh Baby

As a defining design house, trend titans Louis Vuitton announce an exciting collaboration with famed artist Jeff Koons.

Egg-squisite Complication

The term “complicated” does not normally have pleasant associations, and the Fabergé name is most often associated with eggs owned by Russian Czars. However, when you combine these terms, you get the fabulous Visionnaire DTZ.

Breathtaking Bike

The Williamson Goods & Supply’s $35,000 Wheelman Bicycle was made for tooling around Key Biscayne and staying in shape while looking great on our glamorous isle and being “green” at the same time.

Design Ready

Eager to aid in that most onerous of design tasks, El Dorado Furniture’s own Rodolfo Remigio gives us some quick tips on decorating a starter home.

Winning Influence

Oswaldo “Ozz” Negri says he’s blessed to be able to make a career out of he favorite thing in the world: Racing; and to be fortunate enough to be able to give back by raising awareness about causes close to his heart.

Family, In Focus

An award-winning photographer reinvigorating contemporary family portraiture, Stephanie Anders has built an entire career on capturing intimate moments.

Topless Beauty

Yeah, we know, the title made you look. But now that we have your attention, what’s better than a convertible or a coupe? That’s easy — a car that’s both. Behold the miraculous 911 Targa.

Molto Delizioso

Masterfully melding the cultured and the casual, Tutto Pizza & Pasta’s effortlessly authentic selection manages to provide family-friendly fare without a dumbed-down menu.

Modern Manors

An intimate alternative to tower living, Oceana Key Biscayne’s Villas provide all the amenities of the luxury condominium lifestyle within exceptionally elegant stand-alone properties.

Mommy Matters

A friend of mine recently welcomed his first child into the world. Imagine his wife’s shock when her mother-in-law arrived at the baby shower with a dictionary-sized manual on parenting that had been passed down the family chain for more than a century.

The 411

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

Science Spectacular

A cutting-edge institution peerless in its exhibitions, the Phillip & Patricia Frost Science Museum could be the most exciting building to open in years. And in Miami, that’s really saying something.

No Business like SNOW Business

Skiing? In Key Biscayne? SkiUSA makes this seemingly paradoxical entrepreneurial interest work so well, planning ski vacations of a lifetime to some of the most coveted destinations on the planet.

Dream Big

Have extra space in the house, maybe an extra bedroom or a dining room you no longer use? Or even just some under-utilized square footage? The designers at California Closets Miami say that this is your chance to create the craft room, multi-purpose space, library, ultimate chef’s pantry or private retreat that you’ve always wanted.

Tennis Heroes

The 8th Annual All-Star Tennis Charity Event was held at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne’s Cliff Drysdale Tennis Academy to benefit First Serve Miami, a non-profit organization that teaches tennis to youngsters residing within economically and socially challenged communities throughout Miami.

Tasteful Welcome

Costa Med hosted an extravagant Gala Dinner in honor of The Davis Cup. The evening featured top players from Venezuela and El Salvador.

Melodic Soiree

Grand Bay Club hosted recording artist Sylvia Bennett’s release of For You with a special dinner and show.

Community United

The Key Biscayne Community Foundation held its annual Aqua Party at The Key Biscayne Yacht Club.

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