Issue – May/June 2019

The 411

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

Elite Automobiles

Key Biscayne Car Week is set to be a highlight of the social calendar, a one-of-a-kind automotive festival with the world’s most exclusive cars, intimate parties, stunning scenery and Emerson Fittipaldi.

California Dreaming

West Coast vibes and surf culture combine to yield haute beach looks for the perfect summer.

Island Insights

In an island where everyone knows your name and the sun shines all year round, there’s one thing that everyone with a connection to Key Biscayne has in common: a love for the island that has meant so much to so many generations.

Enacting Change

When Daniel Rodriguez was 16 years old, he traveled to the Dominican Republic with LIFO Missions to participate in his first service trip. Three years later, he co-founded BLUE Missions. BLUE stands for Building Love, Uniting Everyone.

Hug Bots

Looking like a cross between an owl and a penguin, Lovot is meant to roam around the house, beg you for hugs and generally act as an adorable pet that will keep your family company and help you unwind after a long day.

Big Bang

The Big Bang created our universe, complete with a dizzying assortment of unique minerals such as yellow sapphire. Hublot in turn used this incredibly durable stone to create a batch of just 100 unique timepieces.

Smart Golf

The Odyssey O-Works Putters are totally rad. Their revolutionary Microhinge Insert Technology has created a new way to roll (for both the style-conscious player and the ball) and changed the future of putting forever.

Boat House

Sirena has devised a way in which you can have a luxurious vacation home in Miami, The Florida Keys, The Bahamas, off Cape Cod and in any other exotic waterfront location you desire.

Let it flow

Welcome to Summer 2019, where a shift toward emboldened femininity is setting the fashion agenda, with the following core trends leading the pack.

Environmental Impact

Miami Waterkeeper defends, protects and preserves Biscayne Bay, its watershed and wildlife through citizen engagement and community action rooted in sound science and research.

Great Bet

From world-class performers to local bands — and let’s not forget top comedians and special events — South Florida’s newest entertainment venue, the Casino at Dania Beach, rocks.

Alkaline Advice

Our bodies are designed to operate within a very narrow pH range, which is around 7.365 and slightly alkaline. The problem is many of the foods we love are very acidic. It’s time to get back in balance.

Creative Empowerment

When it comes to tools for personal growth and community awareness, art stands heads and shoulders above the rest. NOMADS Miami uses the photographic medium to promote womanhood and build a healthier, more vibrant and equitable world.

Clever Canines

Dogs are as intelligent as the average 2.5-year-old child, according to animal psychologists. They can understanding up to 250 words and gestures, can count up to 5 and are able to learn much more than you would expect.

Sparkling Skin

No longer new age woo-woo, crystals have dazzled their way into high-end beauty products. Tourmaline, rose quartz, amethyst and malachite are showing up in serums, creams and more for softer, clearer and brighter skin.

Baby Bugatti

After stunning the automotive world with the Veyron and Chiron, Bugatti’s new EV isn’t quite what you might expect. This 3/4 scale replica of the 1926 Type 35 racer combines retro lines with cutting-edge technology.

Luxury Defined

Leading Interior Designer Paris Forino shares her inspiration for the world-class interiors of East Edgewater’s hottest residential project, Missoni Baia.

Lap Of Luxury

Now you can access the inaccessible with Fisher Island Club’s Preview Membership as the world-renowned members-only club opens up an exclusive limited-time experience.

Two Heads

Partnership is defined as the coming together of talent. Done right, the collective will achieve great things. That’s exactly what happened when Terra Group and The Related Group jointed forces at Park Grove.

Divine Designs

Your home is more than a place — it’s a source of comfort and refuge, a space for connection and celebration. California Closets helps homeowners become better versions of themselves because organization is the ultimate luxury.

Sunny Disposition

Summer is upon us and the whole world shines a little bit brighter.

Supporting Compassion

Born Free Pet Shelter held their annual fundraiser at The Links in Key Biscayne, with a silent auction and dinner.

Stylish Welcome

Key Biscayne’s finest officially celebrated the arrival of globally recognized jeweler Serpico y Laino to the island.

Open House

Elena Chacon of EWM Realty International/Christie’s International Real Estate hosted an open house at 445 Glenridge Rd., one of the most desirable family homes in Key Biscayne.

Spirit of Giving

A special “Runway To Knowledge” soiree was held at Rusty Pelican to benefit Manos Del Sur Nicaragua and Pan Y Amor.

Industry Leaders

Brown Harris Stevens Miami held its Annual Meeting & Awards Recognition event at the Four Seasons Miami, honoring the sales success and record-breaking achievements of its realtors.

Eco Insights

A Climate Change & Sea Level Rise Forum was held at The Ocean Club, sponsored by the Presidents Council – KBCPC with guest speaker Dr. Judy Curry.

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Gourmand Getaway

From local dishes to haute cuisine with Caribbean island flair, the British Virgin Island’s culinary scene is as diverse as the islands themselves. There’s no better time to indulge your palate than during the simply scrumptious BVI Food Fête.

The Psychology of Fashion

Within your wardrobe are the secrets to not only looking good but feeling great. Often referred to as “Dopamine Dressing,” how you dress can be an antidote to dark days. Certain colors can boost your mood, as can donning an outfit that has positive emotional significance. Herewith: The experts weigh in.