Issue – December 2013

Cultural Metamorphosis

Known for its beaches, nightlife, food, fashion and fun, Miami is now ready to take its rightful place center stage on the global art scene with the opening of Pérez Art Museum Miami.

Season’s Dazzle

These breathtaking pieces are sure to get you all the attention you deserve during the social season and beyond — all you have to worry about is deciding which parties to RSVP for.

The Gift Of Excellence

In place of a long list of resolutions that end up empty promises, or some sparkling new material possession that will only give temporary gratification to an immediate desire, give yourself the greatest gift you have ever had this holiday season and dive into self-discovery while building a tribe of brilliance.

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.

The Luxe Factor

On the surface, the definition of luxury is pretty straightforward — it’s a Harry Winston watch, a red-hot Ferrari or a bottle of Pétrus. But if we dig deeper, the question is up for philosophical debate.

Holiday Lights!

Make sure to add these lighting essentials to your wishlist to ensure that every nook and cranny of your home is illuminated to its full potential.

Wish I May…

The premise: You’ve been given $250,000 to spend on yourself for the holidays. The challenge: You need to spend every penny within 24 hours. Herewith: Some suggestions on what you can do with your newfound treasure around town.

Children First

For Chris Molho, GM of Village Of Merrick Park, working with all kinds of people from all parts of the world in the various facets of the business world and community to benefit local kids is not just a passion, it’s a way of life.

Joyous World

The days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day are some of the happiest of the year. But they can also be the most stressful. So we went to the experts for some practical and even fun ways to manage holiday stress.

Waxing Artistic

Rebecca Garcia of WaxMee Salon & Spa has enjoyed helping people feel better about themselves through beauty treatments ever since she was a little girl.

Yoga Therapy

This season stay balanced and smiling by quickly escaping to a yoga class that promises to realign your mind, body & soul — with a few surprises mixed in.

Creative Universe

We’re once again ready to be swept up in the fascinating world of creatives who shall descend upon Miami with events and exhibits to educate, entertain and bewilder during Art Basel Miami Beach 2013.

Key Saver

With Citizens For A Better South Florida, Gloria Antia has been working hard to preserve our local environment one step at a time.

Packing It In

Transport all your prized possessions, grooming must-haves, wardrobe can’t-live-withouts and anything else you feel you need to take on your next trip in style with these luxurious travel cases made for even the most frequent traveler.

Checking It Twice

Everyone loves Santa, but what is it like to actually be the jolly man in the red suit? During our interview at his workshop in The North Pole, Santa revealed his favorite parts about being Santa — and you might be surprised at what he loves about the job.

Cellar Worthy

Looking for the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life? Here are some picks that work for everything from stocking-stuffers to luxury indulgences.

Sticker Shock

The most amazing features of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class are its stellar looks and its out-of-this-world price.

Essential Timing

This pair of deluxe timepieces will give you a sense of pride each time someone asks you for the time — and that alone makes them well worth the investment.

Financing Finesse

We all use financing every day for purchases ranging from homes for our families to a tank of gas for the car. Here are a few suggestions on how to use financing to your advantage no matter where your money is going.

Royal Treatment

Want a personal shopping experience that takes individual attention to the next level? Visit Chez Jeanton by Kalena Jeanton.

Change Of Scenery

Get away from it all someplace truly different with a home at Kootenai, a historic luxury mountain retreat in Montana

Special Spirit

Get your home ready for top-notch holiday celebrations to remember with these savvy tips from our design editors and expert home professionals.

True Luxury

When it comes to luxury, everyone’s got an opinion — and a wishlist. Whether you prefer elite brands and superior materials or you’d rather splurge on services and experiences, one thing’s certain: Regardless of cost, utility, rhyme or reason, luxury feels good.

The 411

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

Super Sips

No longer a cocktail wasteland, our eclectic tip of The Sunshine State is quickly gaining national and international respect where it matters: At the bar.

Fired Up!

The culinary scene in Miami is drastically evolving into a sophisticated, no-nonsense world ruled by savvy connoisseurs ready to challenge anything — and anyone — who tries to pass off quantity for quality.

Exquisite Escape

The weather, the history, the beaches, the food and wine are all excellent reasons to visit Portugal & The Madeira Islands any time of the year — but a couple of special New Year’s packages may make NOW the perfect time to book the trip of a lifetime.

Up, Up & Away

Owning a private jet is high up on anyone’s bucket list, but that level of ownership requires a lot of effort. Conversely, fractional ownership or charters means you only spend an amount commensurate with actual air time, plus you get the services of experienced pilots and maintenance crew, the ability to choose the exact aircraft each trip requires and a constantly upgraded fleet.

Vision Defined

Malena Assing Photography took part in a VIP Preview for Curator’s Voice Art Projects to much fanfare.

Stylish Opening

ONE Sotheby’s International Realty held their opening at their new Key Biscayne office with grand style serving up cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and plenty of music.

Tennis Time

Tennis enthusiasts gathered at The Ritz-Carlton Tennis Center in Key Biscayne to play a Round Robin Tennis Classic for a good cause to benefit Fundacion Armando El Futuro projects in Quindio, Cartagena and Norte De Santander.

Yacht Flaunt

The Key Biscayne Yacht Club celebrated Oktoberfest in style with live entertainment, German food and lots of dancing.

Neighborhood Welcome

101 Key Biscayne hosted a special breakfast to celebrate their official groundbreaking.

Spa Times

Ceci Salon & Spa held a grand opening of their newly remodeled spot at Key Colony.

Creative Genius

La Isla Flotante, a group of female artists from Key Biscayne who formed to showcase their work, recently held their opening reception.


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.