Cultural Embrace

This year’s Outstanding Latino Visionaries of Key Biscayne share how their culture and heritage has helped shape their careers, philanthropic pursuits, world view and dreams for the future.

Mission of Life

The Charlie Mike organization aims to save the lives of those still carrying the unseen wounds of combat, one veteran at a time.

Phoenix Rising

A heartwarming new book from Mike Noriega, whose grandmother died in the Champlain Towers collapse, addresses the eternal question, “How do you endure a broken heart without crushing your spirit?”

Homeowner Advocate

Frustrated by your home insurance company offering low settlement amounts for your claim? Don’t worry — you’re not alone. Many homeowners face this situation. RRBH Law shares the essential steps to take to get the money you deserve.

Ocean Regeneration

Miami resident Aslaug Magnúsdóttir recently launched a sustainable fashion brand named Katla. The lastest collaboration, Wonderful Beings was created with Icelandic artist Hendrikka Waage and features one-of-a-kind pieces.

Operatic Heights

Florida Grand Opera kicks off the 2023-24 season with a rousing performance of Giuseppe Verdi & Francesco Maria Piave’s La traviata, based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils.

Pet Style

Wicked Monkey’s adorable pet accessories began with Ana Enamorado’s profound love for her furry baby, Chula, who opened her heart to the idea of creating something unique and impactful.

Sweat-Life  Balance

Get inspired by FIT-BISCAYNERS pushing the limits of mind, body & soul while mastering the art of balancing it all and going for the win.

Second Chance

Danielle Press Crease’s care team at Jackson Health System saved her life after being injured in a boating accident off the coast of Key Biscayne in 2013. Today, she’s living life to the fullest.

All-Inclusive Healer

Dr. Simoni Baid became a medical doctor because she truly wanted to serve people, and she believes that the body has the ability to heal itself — it just needs the right environment and nutrients.

Family Legacy

The Related Group recently announced the appointment of Nick Perez as the President of the organization’s world-renown Condominium Development Division with a portfolio worth in excess of $15 billion, including Baccarat, Nomad Residences Wynwood and St. Regis Residences, Miami.

Art Hugs

Eva Armisén’s works capture daily life and everyday people as something extraordinary, proposing a refreshing and optimistic look that carries us into a livable world full of emotion.

Mama Mia!

Meet a few Outstanding Mothers of Key Biscayne who are mastering the fine art of balancing life, work and family as they raise their children to be loving, successful and compassionate human beings.

Truly Altruistic

While getting a degree in Art Therapy, Liz Portuondo volunteered at Holtz Children’s Hospital, providing art experiences for children with cancer. It was a life-changing experience for them and for her.

Florida Feel

Colette Pisut rejuvenates public spaces through her design of large-scale, painted murals, deeply inspired by South Florida’s lush nautical surroundings, plants, birds, sea and land features and architecture.

Good Wishes

Nine years after she began writing children’s books, Debbie Wanninkhof has achieved her “big dream” to become a published author with her wonder-filled debut If I Could…Magical Wishes For A Child.

Beauty Expert

To thrive as a makeup artist, one has to have passion and the ability to use colors, textures, shading, and other artistic elements to give clients exactly what they want.

Power Of Giving

When it comes to donating time, talent and treasure, Key Biscayners always make philanthropy a priority. Meet a few of the island’s inspirational Angels Among Us, who are making an impact and setting an example for generations to come.

Generous Nature

Being part of the roll-out of the Jackson Health response to the COVID-19 pandemic was awe-inspiring and something that Matthew Grosack is truly proud of.

Operatic Fun

Opera’s most beloved rascal, the Barber of Seville, Figaro, who helps Count Almaviva woo and win the lovely Rosina, takes audiences on a comedic tour de force in Florida Grand Opera’s presentation of this madcap classic.

Jewelry Legend

Iconic “by appointment only” private jewelry salon Diamonds On The Key not only celebrates its 15th Anniversary in Key Biscayne, but owner Christina Termine additionally commemorates her impressive 40th year in the fine jewelry industry.

Love & Hope

The League Against Cancer, or “La Liga Contra El Cancer,” is a nonprofit organization that serves patients who lack the financial means to cover the costs of their treatment. For Manny Alfonso, chairing the legendary Telethon this year is a dream come true.

Intimately Delicious

Just across the bridge in Coconut Grove, Midorie is a new traditional Japanese restaurant that uses simple, time-honored techniques to offer an authentic sushi and donburi dining experience.

Warm Hearted

The 2023 South Florida Heart Ball honors survivors, patrons and volunteers of the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health.

Pure Joy

Whether planned or by chance, the Key Biscayners you’re about to meet adopted the perfect addition to their families through local rescue organizations on a mission to ensure every pet in need finds true happiness in a forever home.

Rising Star

For driving phenom Joao Vergara, fresh of a win at the 2023 Lucas Oil Scholarship Shootout, the future is bright and the sky is the limit.

Amazing Journey

When Lee Brian Schrager joined Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits in 2000 as their Director of Media & Special Events, they had just started the Florida Extravaganza with FIU; what we know today as the epic South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

Key Couples

In an island filled with success stories, we introduce you to a few Key Biscayne couples who have managed to balance it all while always putting love first and family above all else. May their experiences inspire you to continue living your own love story with gusto.

Financial Resource

As far back as she can remember, Mayra Mesa has been driven by challenges. With nearly 40 years of banking experience, not a day goes by that she does not exceed expectations and enrich the lives of her customers.

Hello Miami

As the strategic business leader for all things food and beverage, Justin Wilson is passionate about sharing SLS Brickell’s exceptional products and curated experiences with guests.

Pop Inspiration

Daniel Cherbuin has been staging alternative art spaces and underground shows with his video installations for decades. His iconic pop-art has allowed him to break into the art gallery and exhibition scene.

Double Feature

The Donatis of Florence, Italy, are the most double-crossing, back-stabbing, toxic family since The Borgias — but a lot funnier. Florida Grand Opera’s Gianni Schicchi and Buoso’s Ghost sings their rousing tale.

Creative Unity

Lucid Design District’s Chroma is centered around Payal Tak’s belief that if a myriad of colors can peacefully coexist on a single canvas, then why can’t humans peacefully coexist on a single planet?

Bay Luxury

Seeing something born from a piece of paper, becoming real and part of the everyday landscape of a city, remains an unforgettable experience for Developer Ugo Colombo.

Island Insights

Key Biscayne’s top realtors showcase their professional perspective on the state of the market and all the benefits of living in paradise.

Art In Paradise

In an island that prides itself on its global perspective, the artists you’re about to meet take the concept of creativity to a whole new level. Adding one of their pieces to your collection will be the envy of all those who see it.

Healthier Future

In today’s society, wellness for kids is just as important as it is for adults, perhaps even more important. At Ahimsa MD, they believe the time to focus on chidhood wellness is now to improve overall physical health and mental well-being.

Super Powers

Healing our past wounds leads to future freedom, purpose and power. Events that have wounded us as children carry powerful messages, causing us to make vows or agreements that affect who we become as adults.

Damon Danesi 

It was the day after Christmas in 2006 when Damon Danesi joined a New York franchise of California Closets, spending the majority of the next 7 years working in production and on the field as both an Apprentice and a Lead Installer.

Taylor Husted 

Modern and clean with a twist is what defines Taylor Husted’s work at California Closets.


Operatic Heights

Florida Grand Opera kicks off the 2023-24 season with a rousing performance of Giuseppe Verdi & Francesco Maria Piave’s La traviata, based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils.

Cultural Embrace

This year’s Outstanding Latino Visionaries of Key Biscayne share how their culture and heritage has helped shape their careers, philanthropic pursuits, world view and dreams for the future.