People

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.

THE QUEEN OF CRUISE

As the only woman to have ever been president and CEO of three major cruise lines, Key Biscayne resident Pamela Conover knows what it takes to make a great cruising vacation outstanding.

DIAMONDS FOR LIFE

If you’re looking for the perfect jewelry to adorn yourself or a loved one, Christina Termine’s Diamonds on the Key might have exactly what you’ve been looking for — and a little something extra you might not have expected.

STYLISH PIES

If it’s the best pizza in town you’re craving, head over to Tutto Pizza at the edge of The Roads for a taste of their unique 12-inch gourmet feasts that range from festive to sweet.

KEY BISCAYNE’S 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

The men and women you’re about to meet are as beautiful inside as they are out. From hundreds of reader-submitted nominations to the selections of an independent panel of beauty experts based on photos in Key Biscayne Magazine to our editorial board picks, we¹ve made sure the very best made the final cut. In the ensuing pages, you’ll see the finalists at their most glamorous while getting a little glimpse into their lives and personalities. If you happen to run into them around town, don’t hesitate to gawk, pose in a photo with them or ask for their autograph. Who knows? Maybe next year you’ll find yourself in your very own glamour spread and magazine cover as one of the island’s finest.

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.

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.

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.

ALL HAIL THE DOCTORS!

The Drs. Schnur, Ferra, Khan and Torres (pictured here from left to right) and Bernadette Lemoine ensure that all the needs of Key Biscayne residents are taken care of at the new Mount Sinai facilities on Key Biscayne.

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.

Naturally Delicious!

At 100% Natural, health takes center stage and is complemented by an extensive menu of delectable dishes that are sure to please the palate and keep you coming back for more.

Just Smile!

If you’ve always dreamed of flashing a smile that’s brighter than all the sunny days that living in paradise brings, head over to Smile With Zenitude to make all your smile wishes come true.

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.

DESIGNER DREAMS

One of Key Biscayne’s most decorated residents showcases more than breathtaking interiors — he’s also a proud family man with one foot firmly planted in New York City and the other in our island 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.

Power Houses

Meet the men and women who are ensuring real estate remains booming in Key Biscayne and beyond. 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.

A MISSION FOR HUMANITY

Nothing brings more satisfaction than helping those less fortunate achieve their dreams and lead a healthier life, and that’s exactly what Misioneros Del Camino and its dedicated team does for some of Central America’s most impoverished residents.

ISLAND MELODIES

For six years, the members of the Key Biscayne-based and bred Keyrats have been jamming to the musical genres of punk, rock, reggae and salsa — all the while making sure their fans get their groove on.

ENDLESS HORIZONS

For Nuria Brillembourg, not even her Big Screen dreams can compete with the life she shares with her family and friends on Key Biscayne. And that’s a complement to the island, as this woman has held most every professional title under the sun — and that’s just what she’s done thus far!

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.

Cigar Heaven

If a touch of class is what you’ve been craving, head over to Casa Felipe for a few puffs and sips of some staples of success that can transform you into the laid-back, refined person you deserve to be.

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.

STAR POWER

With a mic in her hand and a guitar strapped around her shoulder, Vicky Echeverri is taking Miami’s Latin music industry by storm with the release of her first album, Ficha de Ajedrez.

NO JOKE FOR DJOKOVIC!

Novak Djokovic is serious about rising to the top of his game at the 2009 Sony Ericsson Open. And he plans to do it with more style than the humorous antics he pulls on and off the court that have come to defined this already legendary tennis ace. Oh, and he has a pretty good serve, too.

A COMMUNITY FOR LIFE

If you’re looking to settle down outside the Sunshine State, or are in the market for a second, third, fourth or vacation home, you may want to look toward the Lone Star State for some world-class residential offerings at West Fork.

FACE FIRST

If you want to face the world with a fresher, younger-looking you via the most advanced, affordable and effective technologies and techniques on the market, a consultation with Dr. John J. Martin, Jr., may be in order.

SAY CHEESE!

The only thing cheesy about Joseph Pollio, Jr., is his passion for the Polly-O family business he helmed for a quarter-century before selling the brand to Kraft and eventually moving to Key Biscayne to enjoy another white-yellow staple of life: The sun.

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.

SUPER PARENTS!

For Barbara and Tino Peña, no two days are ever alike, and you couldn’t expect anything less from a couple that’s raising four small children while putting their medical degrees into practice — all the while making time for Broadway. That’s right…Broadway!

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.

Mother Knows Best

We scoured the neighborhood to discover some of Key Biscayne’s most dynamic mothers. Although their backgrounds and life experiences differ, they do have one thing in common: an unfaltering dedication to their family. So join us as we tip our hat toward these world-class moms who masterfully balance every aspect of their lives with a finesse that is all their own.

Fit for Life

World-renowned trainer Adita Yrizarry-Lang and her team are flexing their motivational muscles at Inner Strength Studios, where a healthy lifestyle is the norm and fitness and function fuse to have you feeling fantastic from the inside out.

KEY BISCAYNE’S 2009 MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

From hundreds of reader-submitted nominations to the selections of an independent panel of beauty experts and our editorial board picks, we hope you agree that this year’s finalists all represent want makes the residents of Key Biscayne truly beautiful — from the inside out.

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.

Down to Business

As the founder and CEO of multiple successful Internet ventures, Jesse Stein proves he knows a thing or two about business…just don’t expect him to follow all the rules!

At Home With Trini

Like Madonna, Cher, Mariah and Celine, Trini’s name is her brand. But it’s the down-to-earth woman behind the global beauty icon that has the entire community of Key Biscayne reeling with pride at the beautiful ascent of our neighbor.

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