People

On The Move

Key Biscayners Will Tompkins & Jamie McCaughan Tompkins and their daughters, Isabella (8) and Victoria (7), know how lucky they are to live in one of the world’s most sought-after communities. As such, they always try to take full advantage of every opportunity to have fun, day in and day out.

Stage Right

Larry Fields took his first drama class in high school and found his true calling — the theatre. Today, at 37, he continues to live his dream as the Executive Artistic Director & CEO of Fantasy Theatre Factory.

Skin Perfect

Growing up in Florida, T.J. Giuffrida, M.D., saw many people get too much sun, which can lead to skin cancer. During his medical training, he realized that skin cancer is very treatable and decided to make a difference.

Sweet Treats

If you struggle with a case of the midnight munchies or have a sweet tooth that’s causing you to pile on the pounds, you may want to bite into the baked wholesome goodness of Miami’s very own tastiest sweet treat: Eat Me Guilt Free.

Wearable Art

The Serpico Y Laino logo on the dial places their watches amongst the most coveted pieces sold in the top international auction houses. In the 1990’s, they added an exclusive line of jewelry, and this year a new store in Key Biscayne.

Aldo Puschendorf

Aldo Puschendorf’s signature style starts with clean lines and uncluttered spaces, then he adds in just the right textures.

Vanessa Gallardo

Vanessa Gallardo finds much of her inspiration in the architecture of tiny homes — campers and boats that are renovated into luxury to-go apartments.

Loving Care

Nest Of Love has changed founder Samantha Gil’s life in such a way that she can in turn affect the lives of others on a daily basis, resulting into what she considers the true meaning of success.

Athletic Achievement

Bernardo Kochen & Cleyton Anderson de Souza are two athletes on a mission who recently cycled across the country to raise funds for Best Buddies. As Team Brazil, they crossed 12 states, deserts and extreme climates, climbing 164,000 feet and riding over 3,000 miles.

Pink Power

Miami-based entrepreneur Marylin Dans created the Pink Luminous Advocacy Project to help provide access to potentially life-saving technology at a low cost to economically-challenged communities in the U.S. and abroad.

Animal Advocate

Some children voice their desires to be a firefighter or a doctor when they grow up, maybe even a superhero. Samantha Capparelli knew from a very young age that she wanted to save species.

Best Face Forward

Discover valuable insights from a collection of doctors defining the aesthetics and health appeal of South Florida one revolutionary procedure at a time.

Forward Thinkers

Drs. Rasti and Aghigh are determined to take the quality of modern medical care up a few notches by offering a membership-based practice that includes services well beyond industry standards.

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.

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.

Luxury Defined

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

The Nurturer

As Executive Director of The Commonwealth Institute South Florida, Laurie Davis works with hundreds of amazing women in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties as part of a vision to unleash the potential of women leaders to drive successful businesses while inspiring those around them.

Guardian Angel

Back when she was a single teenage mom, Margarita Franco always said that once she had the chance, she would help other young single mothers like herself. Today, she is doing just that through Margarita’s Angels.

Experience To Remember

LV Event Designs is the story of the rise of a local entrepreneur who is expanding her brand while at the same time raising two teenagers and juggling all the challenges that face a young female businessperson.

The Defenders

Mark Stephens served his country for 21+ years in Army Special Operations. He now serves his fellow Nation’s Special Operations members and their families through Task Force Dagger Foundation, which is there for them when the government, the VA or other insurance isn’t.

Taste Sensation

Many people reinvent themselves after working for a Fortune 100 company, but few do it in as delicious way as Liza’s Kitchen founder Liza Molinary.

Powerhouses 2019

Whether you are looking for a smart real estate investment, a vacation property or your forever home, the leading industry professionals we’ve gathered will guide you in the right direction with expert insights, savvy tips and some of the best listings available in Miami, Brickell, Key Biscayne and beyond.

Wall To Wall Wow

The eclectic home office of Saved By The Bell, Beverly Hills 90210, White Collar and Dinner At Tiffani’s star Tiffani Thiessen demonstrates a careful balance of functionality and aesthetics in a space that’s at once fun, flirty and refined.

Spiritual Essence

As a child growing up in the love capital of the world, Paris, Adriana Dorta was influenced by the stained glass windows of France’s cathedrals and how the refraction of light, combined with the solemnity of those sacred places, made her appreciate beauty.
Emerson Fittipaldi

Fittipaldi Family

Emerson Fittipaldi, the Brazilian Race Car Driver who won the Formula One World Championship twice, the Indianapolis 500 twice and the CART championship once lives on Key Biscayne where he has started Cool Cars On The Key.

Life Changer

Although all the charities he has worked with hold a special place in his heart, it is the Alzheimer’s Association and Take Stock In Children that Humberto Comellas is most passionate about.

Caring Heart

Community Advocate Of The Year 2018 award winner Olga Hernandez is a humble leader, dedicated to serving others and ensuring that the rights of children are protected.

The Message

Born and raised in Miami, Rhea Leonard is an artistic voice for the black experience and a strong advocate for social change.

Art Life

Patricia Hanna has her dream job managing The Related Group’s stellar corporate art collection, commissioning site-specific artwork for their development projects, and overseeing the renowned Jorge M. Perez Collection and the company’s philanthropic efforts as they relate to art and culture.

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.

All The Home’s A Stage

When you’re considering maximizing your home’s look before a sale, why mess around? Below we ask premier luxury home staging and interior design expert Meridith Baer of Meridith Baer Home what makes the difference between a hot commodity and a costly flop.

Picture Perfect

Featuring never-before-seen images of our own state’s particular past, the newest exhibition at HistoryMiami Museum provides an expertly curated portrait of 1980’s Florida through the lens of a tantalizingly talented Miami native.

Show Stoppers

Part of a powerful trend pushing the envelope this past Miami Swim Week, Coterie Pop-up masterminds Danielle Licata & Valentino Vettorie recast our city’s favorite trade show for the better.

Style Saves

In 2011, then 23-year-old Rachael Russell Saiger realized that she had excellent fashion connections that she could use to help make the world a better place — so was born Style Saves.

Insta Impact

No slouch when it comes to the social media scene, our city is replete with a reputable number of fashion-forward influencers. Below are a few you can turn to when in need of navigating the tempestuous world of trends.

THE KING OF KEY BISCAYNE

Get a glimpse at the life and passions of James Dettore, one of the most successful men to have ever called Key Biscayne home. He is not only the embodiment of everything the island stands for, he’s also one of the main driving forces that has put the Village of Key Biscayne on the global map.

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 of these people has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves to 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.

Power Houses

Meet the men and women who are ensuring real estate remains booming. From unforgettable showings to the humble mantras they live by, their stories will give you a unique glimpse into their hectic lives and might even inspire you to find a new home or two.

FABULOUSLY FANNY

Even though her face and music grace almost every media and entertainment medium across the globe, Fanny Lu’s ingrained longing for an intimate and private setting has her calling Key Biscayne home whenever she’s not on tour or promoting her music to the throngs of loyal fans she has throughout the world.

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 to 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.

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Who, What, WEAR, When

After spending so many months at home in our leggings, sweatpants and basic tees, this season is about total everything! We want it all: Stunning scarves, wow dresses, show-stopping shoes, distinctive men’s formalwear — even our leisurewear is being taken to the next level. It’s a bold statement on the resilience of human nature as interpreted in haute style.

Natural Intrigue

Aroids include many common houseplants like monsteras, peace lilies, philodendrons, pothos and ZZ plants. While many of these tend to be “low light” indoor plants, they’re often understory plants in the wild. The International Aroid Society aims to educate the world on these wonders of Mother Nature.