Compelling Pieces

Jorge Ballará has invented a new art form called JOBA. His intriguing creations incorporate elaborate hand-painted graphics reminiscent of ancient symbols into 3D paper mâché body casts and other fascinating forms.

Design Influence

As General Manager for leading Italian contemporary design firm Poliform Miami, Luca Innocentini changes lives one sophisticated, high-end dream interior at a time.

Brand Steward

With almost 20 years of experience in global marketing, strategic brand-building, innovative creative direction and disruptive, needle-moving partnerships and programming for some of the world’s leading brands, Christa Dabkowski is uniquely positioned to lead both consumer-facing brands and client-driven creative agency operations.

Enigmatic Approach

Gustavo Acosta’s A Series Of Unconnected Thoughts showcases the artist’s most recent and timely body of 12 acrylic on canvas paintings that reflect the fragmented realities experienced throughout a unique moment in human history: 2020.

Positive Influence

Over the past 30 years, Debi Vernon Portela has enjoyed watching St. Agnes Academy grow from a small establishment into the amazing institution it is today.

Purposeful Life

Mixed-media artist Gianna D.’s concept, material and process can best be described as the three main constants — or cornerstones — the “why,” “what” and “how” of her practice. Each mesmerizing piece tells an important story.

Yachting Pro

Sirena Yachts’ Constantinos K. Constantinou’s was born on the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean and so the love for everything related to the ocean is embedded in his DNA.

Pure Love

Raising a family in paradise may be a dream come true but it sure doesn’t come without its fair share of challenges! Meet a few Key Biscayne moms who have mastered the superpower of balancing it all.

Futurama Vision

Omar Corrales Mora’s paintings are an undertaking of thoughts, dreams, perception and fantasy. His vivacious works have graced important galleries and museums around the world — as well as the stage.

Philanthropy Impact

Toby & Bill Rohrer have dedicated their time, talent and treasure to causes they passionately believe in — and their efforts have not only changed countless lives, they’ve also inspired others to make a difference with their own contributions.

Spirit of Giving

Key Biscayne is recognized around the world for the generosity and philanthropic endeavors of its residents. Meet a few islanders dedicating their free time toward causes they are passionate about in the hopes of doing their part to help make our community a better place to live, work and prosper.

Cultural Dynamic

William Orosio’s intriguing oeuvre is characterized by a gestural looseness of unrestrained paint, taking inspiration from Contemporary greats such as Francis Bacon, Jenny Saville, Gerhard Richter and Eric Fischl.

Great Apes

Pat Kelly wanted to be Jane Goodall when she grew up. Today, she’s on the Board of Directors of the Center For Great Apes, providing care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for all sanctuary residents.

Money Matters

International Financial Advisor Marcelo Borrelli recognizes and values the trust his clients place in him and strives every day to exceed their expectations when it comes to their wealth managements and portfolios.

The Protectors

Moncy Blanco-Herrera and the talented attorneys at RRBH Law are the voice of ordinary citizens who seek justice from powerful interests for their loss, pain and suffering.


Underlying Arturo Rodríguez’s fascinating work is a scaffolding constructed of his unique life experience. The result is an unparalleled oeuvre spanning four decades of paintings that have been exhibited worldwide.

Spirit Of Giving

Spreading love, hope and joy to children impacted by abuse and neglect is the core mission of Jill Lerner-Adams, a philanthropist, an event manager for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, and a stay-at-home mom with a hear of gold.

Key Couples

Love comes in many forms — but few romances can compare to the perfect pairings in paradise you are about to meet. Herewith: A glimpse into the love stories behind some of Key Biscayne’s most dynamic duos.

Hope Wins

With 2020 officially almost over, we can’t help but be optimistic about what the new year will bring! Sit tight, relax and let’s make sure the glass (of champagne!) stays half full as we ring in a brighter future.

Powerhouses 2021

From forever homes to real estate investments and vacation properties, the leading industry professionals we’ve gathered will guide you in the right direction with expert real estate insights, savvy tips and some of the best listings available in Key Biscayne and beyond.

Finding Ourselves

Tony Vazquez-Figueroa’s use of crude oil as a medium investigates the rise and fall of his country, Venezuela, and its relationship with black gold.

Creative Minds

If you've been contemplating adding new pieces to your art collection this year, you may want to consider some of the local Miami artists we've gathered to take your aesthetic up.

Family Forte

When we first profiled Barbara & Tino Peña and their family 11 years ago in a wildly popular “Super Parents!” feature, their four children ranged in age from 10 months to 8 years old. Today, the parents are the wiser for it and their kids have grown up right before their very eyes.

Time Flies

Nostalgia is in the air as we re-introduce you to a few Key Biscayne mothers we’ve profiled over the years to see what it was like raising their kids on the island now that they are all grown up.

Instant Beauty

DashBar is making headlines for its collective beauty bar experience that is quick and efficient, without compromising on quality of service or products. But did you know that they’re also huge believers in ethical beauty?

Quality Care

Jennifer Rey-Garcia of the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project To Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial is at the forefront of managing the delicate balance between meeting the expectations of patients and staff members.

Picture Perfect

The popularity of Wioletta Bublik, a school administrator who recently reignited her passion for photography, has skyrocketed with the 100+ family portraits she posted on her IG handle @CapturesByViolet. Her viral project, #StayHomePhotoSession, has inspired families in Key Biscayne and around the globe to embrace all the little moments of love, light and happiness during these trying times.

Love & Light

During the height of stay-at-home orders, award-winning Photographer Wioletta Bublik set out to capture Key Biscayne families during quarantine in front of their homes. What she documented has been an inspiration for all those following her journey on social media and around the world.

Adventures In Style

The shopping mecca that is Brickell City Centre is just a short hop off Key Biscayne, offering a wide variety of amazing stores and experiences that cater to women of all tastes, styles and walks of life. Meet a few Key Biscayne women who define what it means to be fashionable on the island.”

Legal Integrity

In The Price of Justice: Money, Morals and Ethical Reform in Law, veteran Washington lawyer and Key Biscayne resident, Ronald Goldfarb raises the curtain on the subject of our justice and lawyering systems — an issue that has received increased attention in recent years.

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Customized Luxury

Inspired by luxury yacht design and its idyllic waterfront setting, Una Residences represents a sophisticated combination of location and design with uninterrupted views of Brickell and Biscayne Bay in one of Miami’s most desirable neighborhoods.

Haute Lineage

Aston Martin has defined timeless elegance and British handcrafted luxury for over a century.

Guiding Light

Mentoring isn’t just nice, it’s necessary. There are youth throughout our community that need the investment of time and treasure to help them succeed in life. It’s an empowering and humbling mission.

Mask Marvel

Globally renowned artist Isa Zapata’s most recent masterpieces may be one of her most important creations to date: eye-catching art masks that will keep you safe and sound wherever you go day in and day out.

Persuasive Paintings

A fusion of Elidea’s personal passion for contemporary art and photography with a graphic design background allows her to develop expressive new forms. The results are mesmerizing.

Inner Vision

A unique approach to expressionism and figurative abstraction, as well as the exploration of the spiritual, intellectual and emotional side of humanity, has paved the way for Klara Chavarría Kepfer’s philosophically inclined body of work.

Young Activists

What does it take to be a philanthropist? It’s more than just giving money to charity, it’s a fervent desire to improve the lives of others. Ozzy & Lola Powel have felt that need since the ages of five and three.

Residential Dream

German Coto is obsessed with design. His ethos is “love for beauty and passion for excellence.” He applies this to all aspects of his life, especially the Aston Martin Residences.

Powerhouses 2020

From forever homes to real estate investments and vacation properties, the leading industry professionals we’ve gathered will guide you in the right direction with expert real estate insights, savvy tips and some of the best listings available in Key Biscayne and beyond.


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.