Issue - November 2015

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.

Curated Closets

Closets are the latest “must-have” luxury amenity, and in some cases, can affect the price and speed of a home sale almost as much as the kitchen, master bathroom, views and pool area.

Seaside Oasis

Experience the ultimate level of luxury and perfection in this unique, sophisticated and brand new beachfront estate on coveted Harbor Drive in Key Biscayne, featuring 100 feet of sugar-white private beach, exquisite finishes and views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline.


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.

Interior Imagination

The futuristic, mind-blowing interior design must-haves we’ve found will make your home a conversation piece in its own right and have your guests’ eyes popping out of their sockets whenever they drop in for a visit.

Housing Matters

With helping improving the community as one of his top life goals, President & CEO of Pacific National Bank Carlos Fernandez-Guzman leaves a positive mark on Miami while making a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable population: the homeless.

Biz Boosters

You can never be too productive or too high-profile (just look at The Kardashians). But whether you’re a single person start-up or working for a multi-national company, the following services will help you work more efficiently.

Historic Respite

The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club’s rich history has shaped its legendary past through the Great Gatsby Era, The Great Depression, WWII, Y2K and beyond. All the while, it’s remained a testament that dreams really can come true.

Body & Carita

Carita Paris’ new Haute Beaute Corps is a 3-step smoothing, slimming and firming body program. Get rid of those unpleasant dimples that go by the name of cellulite and make way for a slimmer, leaner bod.

It’s Showbiz

With 20 years in the world of entertainment, actress, businesswoman, entrepreneur and Miami’s own Adriana Cataño has made the pursuit of teaching youth how to break into the biz — her biz.

Chakra Fuel

Chakras are the energy spots on your body that assist in aligning your emotions with your wellbeing — find out which scented oils coincide with which key chakras.

Polished Apple

The designers at Hermès have built an enviably reputation for their ability to transform practical items into luxury accessories. They have now turned their attention to the Apple Watch, reinventing it with understated elegance.

Good Vibes

The Emporio Group produced their first massive concert in 1998 when Ricky Martin captivated more than 30 million people singing “La Copa De La Vida” in the Estadio Olimpico of Caracas.

Fresh Fare

When you live by the motto “think fresh,” it’s no wonder Tutto Pizza & Pasta’s Chef Juca is serving up freshness in every bite of every dish on the menu of his iconic Key Biscayne restaurant.

Fantastic Living

Saying that Oceana Key Biscayne has unrivaled amenities isn’t an overstatement. The list starts with its prime location on the last available piece of paradise on Key Biscayne and 500 feet of private beach.

Film Jargon

Check out some of the most famous movie quotes of all time delivered by adorable non-human characters — from witty and snarky to downright odd…and even endearing — you won’t be able to help but repeat them over and over again.

Salad Chomp

A salad can easily become a fat-packed disaster if topped with the wrong ingredients. So before you drown your lettuce with high-calorie creamy dressings and toppings, make sure to read this easy-peasy guide to a healthy meal.


Most of us only remember to go green on Earth Day, but going green all year long is about to get easier with these apps aimed at turning you into an ecologically friendly human.


She was just 3 when she first picked up the violin, and the guitar and piano soon followed. By 19, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Miami’s homegrown prodigy, had graduated from UM on an opera scholarship with her sights set on a career in showbiz.

Resort Ready

No matter the season, one must always be prepared to be fab in a city as tropical and sun-swept as Miami. Onia is a brand that provides comfort, innovative fits and quality designs in active wear for the style-conscious.

Fiscal Feng Shui

Feng Shui may seem like superstition, but top corporations such as Citibank and Chase use it in their offices to maximize their business potential. Here’s what can you do to increase your financial flow.

Right Speed

Forget everything you’ve ever thought about radar detectors. Rather than encouraging speeding, these units are the best defense against accidentally exceeding the posted limit or blasting through a School Zone.

Hi-Tech Hacks

If you think that making your home as tech-advanced as possible will put a strain on your interior aesthetics — or put a dent in your finances — you’ll be surprised at what a few simple tweaks can yield in terms of your energy output and financial contributions.

Drab To Fab

I ‘ve recently taken up a new hobby: giving new life to old furniture. I’m obsessed with the entire process — from hunting for the right pieces at estate sales, flea markets and thrift stores to selecting the perfect paint, stain, tools and materials to help spruce them up.

The 411

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

Sips & Steins

New to the food and drinks scene at Bayside, Bavaria Haus serves up delicious German treats with wide bay views and a relaxed atmosphere where good cheer reigns supreme.

Spice Is Nice

Give thanks this season for the treat you’ll give yourself and your guests if you decide to sip on this autumn-inspired cocktail that serves as the perfect complement to any Thanksgiving feast.

Living Abodes

Whether of not you’ve toyed with technology that allows you to monitor and control your home with the touch of a button, the entirely automated home is coming to a neighborhood near you — and it will be able to anticipate your needs quicker than you will.

Banking Dynasty

The history of Sabadell United Bank began a couple of centuries ago when Banco Sabadell, their parent company, was founded in 1881 in Sabadell, Spain, to become one of Europe’s most respected and profitable banks.

Amazing Evolution

The latest addition to the continuing renaissance that is Miami’s Midtown District is Hyde Midtown Suites & Residences. This unique development will offer a genuine immersive guest experience as it becomes the neighborhood’s premier luxury hotel-condominium.

Bold Living

A multi-colorful juxtaposition of elements adds up to memorable lifestyle moments.

Primal Leisure

Strength and beauty are defined by tailored and relaxed silhouettes that yield a contemporary lifestyle.

Impactful Art

Valli Art Gallery presented War, Consumption & Other Human Hobbies, a strong combination of paintings, photographs, sculptures and installations that gathers the individual message of each work to characterize the entire impacting exhibition.

Island Living

EWM Realty held an open house with Mercedes-Benz showcasing their latest cars.

Raising Awareness

Save Our Sisters (SOS), an organization providing breast health awareness and support for survivors, held a fundraiser at The Fairways.

Big Hearts

Brigitte Nachtigall celebrated life, health and friendship amongst those closest to her at Grand Bay Club, asking guests to support Wounded Warriors and Miami Children’s Hospital.

Handshake Exchange

The Key Biscayne Chamber Of Commerce recently held a business card networking event at Novecento.

New Learning

Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading enrichment program, opened a center on Coral Way to offer an individualized approach to help children progress.

Dazzling Delights

Diamonds On The Key celebrated a special “Girls Night Out” with a cocktail reception and a peek at the latest jewelry collection.

Charitable Festivities

The Key Biscayne Lions Club celebrated their Oktoberfest fundraiser at The Beach Club, with music, dancing and great food.


Island Hop

A glimpse into Key Biscayne’s dynamic social scene

Island Moves

From strength Training to endurance exercises and flexibility, meet a few key biscayners balancing their mind, body and soul to yield a life well-lived in paradise.