Issue – January 2009

Open House Martini

The never-ending search for that dream home can become a nightmare unless you have the right drink in your hand as you tour the vast array of waterfront properties available in paradise.


Every year The Yacht Club hosts a magical dinner party for children and families with a cameo by Santa, who takes pictures and sings holiday songs with the kids to awaken the holiday spirit while enjoying his time aboard a nautical sleigh.


Thalia Puente and Ricardo Rongel hosted a small but delicious gourmet lunch in honor of Diana Bustamante and Rosaura Rodriguez, who celebrated their birthdays.


Hortensia Linero, family members and friends gathered to celebrate Key Biscayne resident Alberto Linero’s brithday at the new Ocean Sound’s Party Room in Key Colony. Everybody enjoyed the evening full of dancing and entertainment.


Manos Del Sur and Key Biscayne residents hosted a lunch and bazaar to raise funds to help in-need children all over the world. The event honored Our Lady of Guadalupe, on her day, Dec. 12.

HomeCare Services

On November 13th, the Key Biscayne Community Foundation in partnership with United HomeCare Services hosted a reception at Village Hall for the Alzheimer’s Association to help raise community awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. Recent Advances in Alzheimer’s Research Today and Tomorrow was the topic presented by William H. Thies, PhD, senior scientist, educator and Vice President of Medical and Scientific Relations for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Creative Sojourn

Jessica de Linares, owner of the exclusive kids boutique Hippo, invited guests to her Key Biscayne home for an exclusive Christmas Trunk Show. The day was filled with fun, friends and the work of renowned designers such as kids’ artist Isa Zapata and Caty Sacco, among many others.


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

Italian Dine

Get ready to have your fill at Key Biscayne’s best-kept gastronomical secret: Trattoria Romana, serving up firsts, seconds, thirds, fourths and fifths of your favorite Italian dishes.


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.


Sometimes seduction can turn even the most innocent lady into a carnal temptress with an appetite for fashion that matches her keen sex appeal.


Although the new First Family may not live here, this two-story corner residence on an oversized lot in Key Biscayne is nothing short of presidential. The neighborhood isn’t too shabby, either.

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.


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 Hop

A glimpse into Key Biscayne’s dynamic social scene

Home Is Where Mom is

From the moment her baby arrives in the world, a mother’s instincts awaken, guiding her through the joys and challenges of motherhood — offering comfort in times of distress and encouragement in moments of triumph.