Issue – September/October 2008

MIAMI CHIC

Tiffany & Co. recently invited South Florida’s ultra-chic and stylish residents to discover the allure of “Miami Chic” at a cocktail showcasing the latest fashions from renowned style and luxury leaders Blumarine, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany. The Bar at Level 25 in the Conrad Miami hosted the event along with the popular mistress of ceremonies, Telemundo’s fashionable correspondent, Azucena Cierco of Al Rojo Vivo.

PORT OF CALL: MUMBAI

Organized by Seabelle Captain Marilyn Borroto at the Key Biscayne Yacht Club, Commodore Ed London and his wife Claire greeted everyone with a flowered necklace, a dot on their forehead and a very warm namaste during this very special Indian-themed event. Guests enjoyed drinks and delicious appetizers in the Chart Room before gathering in the main dining room for a succulent Indian dinner. A Hindu dancer invited everyone to a private Kathak dance performance narrating the story of Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha; a superb performance dedicated to Shiva. The party continued, shaking bodies with great rhythms and libations until well past midnight.

STYLISH SOIREE

Andu Restaurant & Lounge has become the official networking hub for young professionals in the Brickell area and beyond since its launch. The stylish venue, owned by Key Biscayne residents Antonio and Juan Pablo Viejo, has hosted dozens of handshakes, cocktails and menu samplings that have brought movers-and-shakers together under one roof for one-of-a-kind social experiences.

Happy BIRTHday, Alex!

Alexander Aixala and a couple of his friends, cousins and family members joined him to celebrate his 10th B-day bowling at Lucky Strike Lanes! It was a day full of laughter, fun and enjoyment.

The Model Mojito

Even if you aren’t prepped for the runway, you can still look like a million bucks at your next soiree — all you have to do is mix and imbibe.

Frolic

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

Stylish Slumber

For Ursula Barrantes-Tarafa, creating the Morpheo Line of children’s pajamas was the next step in her professional evolution, a progression that has secured a good night’s sleep for Key Biscayne kids and beyond.

THE GREEN GAL

When it comes to her favorite color, Claudia Sanz makes it a point to surround herself with it in all its incarnations — and her new boutique, Green Grass House, is no exception.

STRANDED in style

Whether you’ve intentionally decided to call paradise home or you just happen to arrive upon tropical shores with the tides, one thing’s certain: You’d better look your best even if no one’s looking.

Living Dreams

For the Borroto family, achieving their own version of the American Dream on Key Biscayne wasn’t enough. Through the homes they build and the organizations they have devoted the majority of their lives to, they’ve helped countless others find a better way of living in paradise.

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.

33 Unique Boutique Finds

Next time a South Florida shopping spree is in your plans, make sure to add these pieces to your wish list or include these boutique stops to your fashion itinerary. Your closet can thank us later.

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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.