Issue – December 2012

Fine Time

Mastercard’s Friends of South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables recently held an event to celebrate some of South Florida’s finest.


After a weekend of concerts with MISO, Patrice Jackson performed alongside musicians of MISO during an intimate chamber music concert in the magical living room at The M Building

Creative Cause

The Guatemala Fashion Art opening reception was held at The Ocean Club and sponsored by Fundacion Rescatados Por Jesus Guatemala & Fundacion Manos Del Sur Miami. All funds raised will be used to build a kindergarten for underprivileged children in Guatemala City.

Giving thanks

EWM hosted a luncheon at The Key Biscayne Yacht Club to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Real Honor

Cervera Real Estate’s Key Biscayne office held a celebration honoring some of the island’s most influential residents at Puntino Italian Restaurant.


Commenoz Gallery held a cocktail reception to showcase an exhibition entitled “Dreaming in Black & White” featuring the works of artist Silvio Gayton, Patrice Girard & Joaquin Gonzalez.


Most of us would agree that no two Bloody Marys are created equal, but we all rejoice when we discover a good one. Herewith: A glimpse into my relationship with this time-tested classic cocktail and how I came to love it.

Classy Cooking

It’s not just amateurs that could stand to augment their skills in the kitchen — experienced cooks can also benefit from cooking classes that can help them learn new techniques and take their recipes to the next level.

Nature’s Finest

Whether fully submerged or on the verge of a land-bound adventure, the Yucatan has a lot in store for both seasoned and novice travelers all year round. Just make sure to know where you’re going before you visit. Herewith: Some breathtaking experiences to add to the itinerary.


Whether born into great wealth or having had a spark of genius, perseverance, dedication, luck or gumption to become as filthy rich as can be, entering that elite realm of The 1% isn’t for the masses. Herewith: A look at some of the playthings, trinkets and all-out investments of the ridiculously rich & famous.


No holiday wishlist would be complete without something sparkling including diamonds, gemstones and gold from local jeweler Diamonds On The Key. Offering great gift ideas, as well as something special for yourself, owner Christina Termine tempts with this season’s latest designs.

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.

House Perfect

With views to last a lifetime and enough space to take your life to the next level, this Mashta Drive home in Key Biscayne features everything you could ever want — and need — in a dream home.

Hear Cheer

Around 30 years ago, Miami Children’s Hospital miraculously saved radio talk show host Orlando Alzugaray’s hearing. Now, it’s his turn to give back.

Positive Thinking

Designer Daniela Garcia hopes to bring a positive outlook to her customers while helping make the world a better place for all of us.

Natural Eye

Artist Cristina Fournier loves capturing the beauty of nature with the power of her brush on magical canvases that exude wonder, color and imagination.

Organic Beauty

This holiday season, treat someone in your life to the gift of a renewed, healthy complexion. These gift sets are a great way to introduce them to some of our fave organic beauty brands.

Helpful Party

The GIFT 2012 bash isn’t just a great night out— it’s also about the most fun way we can think of to give back this holiday season.

Palette Connection

It’s time to have a little fun with your casual-wear timepieces. These 2 picks go beyond the norm to incorporate splashes of eye-catching color in classic, versatile designs.

Holiday Shine

Designer Michael Aram brightens up the season with his gorgeous metalwork holiday decorations and religious pieces for both Christmas and Hanukkah.

Fit Reads

Admittedly, that pile of trashy thrillers on our nightstands isn’t doing anything to keep us in good shape. But there are certainly good reads that are also great for our bodies. Check out these health-boosting titles.

Great Buys

Today’s market can be a playground for those with the credit to make property investments — but choosing the right buy is also more complicated than ever. Here are a few things to consider when thinking about making a purchase.

Taste Sight

On Key Biscayne, diners, corporate clients and wedding guests alike are flocking to the newly transformed The Rusty Pelican — a waterfront restaurant, lounge & special events venue long known for offering Miami’s most amazing skyline views.

Lunar Harmonies

Get back in tune with life and the universe with The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne’s innovative and other-worldly series of moon-phase themed spa treatments.

Party Frocks

Get dolled up in jaw-dropping, head-turning style this season with these ultra-feminine looks from designer Erin Fetherston.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Why not make your contribution to the less-fortunate in a financial-savvy manner this year? Making or guaranteeing a microloan helps open doors for small businesses in 3rd world countries, creating new economic opportunities and improving the global outlook for all of us. Here are a few organizations to check out.

Extreme Dream

Is your daily commute leaving you short of the exhilarating driving experience you dream about? Make it real with a visit to Las Vegas — and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Exotics Racing program.

Child’s World

Pyschotherapist & LMFT Lisette Beraja of Beraja Counseling Center helps guide you on the unpredictable journey of parenthood through the various stages of your child’s life

‘Tis Is It

Last year I went to grab a drink with an old pal I hadn’t seen since elementary school whom I’d connected with on Facebook.

The 411

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

Kir Royale

Instead of the same old champagne cocktails this holiday season, mix it up with this blackcurrant liqueur-tinged bubbly libation and leave the raspberry and orange juice for something else.


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.