Issue – November 2014

Intriguing Allure

Sleek silhouettes and cutting-edge details help define an empowering, enticing look for Fall.

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.

Gracious Living

The living room is the social center of the home. It’s at once a fashionable space where we entertain guests and a warm, welcoming room where the family can get together and relax.


This sprawling waterfront home on coveted South Mashta Drive in Key Biscayne was designed by famous international architect Andres Duany has all the perks you’d expect from a luxurious real estate offering right in the middle of paradise


Meet a few professionals who are ready to help you create the home of your dreams with stunning ideas that are sure to turn any space in your home into a functional showpiece that will make you the envy of the entire neighborhood.

More Than Bricks & Mortar

What makes a house more than just a simple structure? Well, there’s a lot that goes into it. Read on to discover what exactly imbues our living spaces with that special sense of home we all long for, no matter where we decide to reside.

Banking On Giving

Andre Siegel believes in business with compassion. As the Senior Marketing Manager at Sabadell United Bank, he communicates this message through the creation of advertising campaigns, and is the liaison between the institution’s brand and its customers.

Waste Not

Meet Bibbitec, a children’s line with a winning solution for keeping your kids clean while saving you money and making Mother Earth smile.

Body Beautiful

It’s a rare person who doesn’t have a little fat around their middle that they would like to get rid of. Fortunately, in the last couple of years there has been new technology that has been FDA-approved to specifically address this concern.

Learning Curve

According to Lainie Hansen of Rosemont Academy and The Rosemont Method, finding the right school for a child with learning differences can be a daunting task, but one that’s she’s more than willing to help parents locate.

All Fixed

Finding a good handyman can be both terrifying and exciting. For one, those minor repairs that have popped up are finally going to get fixed, but how do you even find a trustworthy fixer-uper? It’s easier than you might think.

Perfect Storm

Hurricane Lamborghini is approaching South Florida at 200 MPH, with seating for 2, all-wheel-drive and more attitude than a room full of Kardashians. In short, this car is a dream come true for attention junkies.

Periodontal Solutions

Are you self-conscious because your gums are receding or uneven? The gums and teeth may require cosmetic and corrective treatment for several reasons throughout our lives.

Global Know

With the holidays fast-approaching, most of us are dreaming of a family vacation. If you’re planning an adventure abroad, make sure to read these tips before purchasing your ticket.

Blues Jam

Blues legend Keb’Mo has 3 Grammys under his belt, has penned the Mike & Molly theme song and toured The Sunshine State with Zac Brown Band. What more could he ask for? Well, Cuban comfort food for one.

Primary Care

When you’re sick, you probably go to the doctor, but who helps you look after your health when you’re not sick? Seeing a doctor shouldn’t be just for sick visits or annual physicals.

Eternal Time

Owning a luxury timepiece is a wonderful investment. Some people equate it to owning a luxury car. And as anyone who owns a piece of art can confirm, it takes some work and dedication to keep it in tip-top shape. Here are a few things to consider.

Are Agents Obsolete?

There’s tons of services helping individuals close real estate deals without a real estate agent. And so it begs the question, should we really do it on our own? No way.

Noodle Nuptials

Whether its spaghetti and sauce or ramen and broth, there’s a marriage of flavors and textures that make noodle dishes hard to resist. If loving pasta is wrong and you don’t want to be right…these eateries are for you.

Clips & Caché

Adding a brooch can amp up any look with a punch of personal style, but have you considered what a shoe clip can do for your head-to-toe look?

Saving Right

Long gone are the days when Social Security was enough to cover for retirement. In this day and age, we must plan and save for it with time. Here are a couple of tips to guide you in the right direction.

Fresh Fizz

The Foss Marai Collection of sparkling wines prefers partying to cellaring. Keep a few bottles on hand to start a celebration with just the pop of a cork.


If I look a little winded in the photo to the left, it’s because I was. If you’ve ever been to Machu Picchu, you know the hike up the New World Wonder isn’t easy.

The 411

Spotlighting news, launches, announcements, happenings, products & places in and around South Florida.

Pumpkin Smash

Get in the holiday spirit with this Thanksgiving-inspired smoothie-style concoction sure to get you tipsy and turvy no matter where you decide to gobble down.

Land Of Good Spirits

A trip to Peru’s Sacred Valley is sure to be a feast for the senses with surprises at every turn and adventures waiting to be had everywhere you go — but the real journey will begin when you get back home.


The key to hosting a successful house party, no matter the size of your abode, is to think outside the box and get as ridiculous and extreme as your creative mind and your budget will allow. Some of these ideas are a bit out there, but imagine as you read through what would happen if you incorporated some (or all) of them into your next party.


As the world becomes all the more global, look to the trending evolution of effective people and products to predict the future of work, home & design…but don’t assume it will be bigger or better…instead, understand it will be more mobile, compact, nimble and agile.

Cause Crusader

Getting involved with a cause you care about can up your happiness, broaden your skillset and help you find a more meaningful place in the world.

Paradise Enhanced

Rilea Group’s The Bond on Brickell will offer a timeless British Glamour uniquely its own along with a white-glove experience from the lobby onward...and all at the best price of any ultra luxury building currently under construction in the Brickell neighborhood.

Bold Artifacts

Striking furniture objects and clothes merge into the savoir faire of today’s contemporary lifestyle.

Fabulous Fabrics

Interiors by Studio South hosted yet another successful Fabric Trunck Show to unveil the season’s latest fabrics and trends.

Sweet Retreat

Smooshies Candy Store will be sweetening up the neighborhood thanks to Gigi Alibhai’s passionate approach to this newest venture, aimed at every child’s sweet-tooth.

Key Property

Oceana Key Biscayne’s grand opening was recently held by Consultatio Real Estate, Inc. & Eduardo Costantini

Nostalgic Visions

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Cuban Artist Marcy Grosso showcased his work during a colofrul event entitled “Reminiscence...Vivid Memories Of My Homeland.”

Heavenly Helpers

Key Biscayne Angels hosted their annual “Back To School” dinner to benefit Casa Valentina.

Super Showcase

EWM held a cocktail reception to tour a spectacular residence in Key Biscayne that featured a pair of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars.

BeautY & Bliss

Dr. John Martin hosted a “Night Of Beauty” event that welcomed some of Miami’s most beautiful people.

Beautiful Beach

The Ocean Club held its first-ever community beach clean-up where residents & staff converged on the stretch of sand behind the property.

Party People

Since opening on The Key, 4Okasions has helped folks create spectacular events on and off the island.


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.