Issue – December 2018

Masterpiece Sojourn

When the founder of Basel bought 20 Holbeins in 1661, it changed the Swiss city’s future forever, turning it into what would become one of the world’s most preeminent centers of art. Three centuries later, Art Basel was born, gaining equally legendary status, with offshoots in Miami Beach and Hong Kong.

Wow Factor

Una Residences invited guests and top brokers to their Sales Gallery for an evening of celebrating the project’s incredible offerings.

Divine Dishes

Chefs are trained to impress diners with visuals, utilizing shape, texture, color, aroma, architecture and balance to create irresistible plates. Read on to discover a few of their best-kept secrets.

A Night At The Modern Museum

Step it up for the launch of the art & social season with essential, colorful and modern looks sure to rival even the most breathtaking masterpiece you encounter.

Spooky Encounters

Toy Town and island businesses welcomed families from near and far to the Square Harvest & Halloween Party to partake in the colorful festivities.

Loving Promise

Alberto & Nicolle Peralta Ramos, celebrated their very special wedding vows at The Ocean Club

Honoring Our Heroes

The sold-out Diane Von Furstenberg fashion show to benefit nonprofit iPads For Soldiers was held at Grand Bay in Key Biscayne.

Home Sweet Home

EWM held yet another successful Open House in Key Biscayne, welcoming guests to experience the island life

Tennis Time

The 9th Annual Tennis Tournament was held at The Ritz Carlton to benefit Fundacion Armando El Futuro, benefitting unprivileged children in Colombia

Beautiful Exhibit

The most recent exhibition The Beauty Around Us at Commenoz Gallery featured the work of 4 women artists: Carolina Baron Biza (Argentina), Laura Nillni (Argentina), Arlene Valarino (Venezuela) and Trudy Wiesenberger (USA).

Spiritual Essence

As a child growing up in the love capital of the world, Paris, Adriana Dorta was influenced by the stained glass windows of France’s cathedrals and how the refraction of light, combined with the solemnity of those sacred places, made her appreciate beauty.
Emerson Fittipaldi

Fittipaldi Family

Emerson Fittipaldi, the Brazilian Race Car Driver who won the Formula One World Championship twice, the Indianapolis 500 twice and the CART championship once lives on Key Biscayne where he has started Cool Cars On The Key.

Life Changer

Although all the charities he has worked with hold a special place in his heart, it is the Alzheimer’s Association and Take Stock In Children that Humberto Comellas is most passionate about.

Larger Than Life

The New World Symphony presents a festive program celebrating the holiday season, offering audience members an opportunity to gather and share special surprises and musical discoveries with loved ones.

Maximum Voltage

While the world is going bonkers for electric cars, little attention is focused on the two-wheeled electric options. Here is a sneak peek at the electric motorcycles we’ll see on our roads in the coming months.

Super SUV

Those seeking a luxury SUV now have a very attractive and unique alternative to the hordes of virtually identical Escalades roaming Miami’s boulevards.

Smile Attire

There’s a new baby boutique in town, and their mission will make sure that your baby is enveloped in the softest organic cotton on the market while helping make the world a better place.

Furry Affection

Pets add joy to a household, particularly during the holidays. Whether you’re looking for a best buddy to keep you company during adult activities or a furry kid to play with your two-legged ones, rescues are the way to go.

Head Turners

Is there anything better than having someone stop you on the street to say, “Girl, that bag is on point!” The following trends contain some real showstoppers. Go ahead, give yourself an excuse to dust off some old faves hibernating in the closet.

Forever Grateful

In the season of expressing gratitude and reuniting with family for the holidays, one local organization is making sure we remember those who have made endless sacrifices to protect our freedom.

Great Hair!

If you want to have the smooth locks you’ve always dreamed of, get ready to get used to running your fingers through your new head of hair thanks to a revolutionary new procedure with very promising results.

Peak Condition

Nicklaus Children’s Sports Health Program brings together the region’s top pediatric sports medicine professionals in a comprehensive program dedicated to enhancing sports performance in the young athlete.

Caring Heart

Community Advocate Of The Year 2018 award winner Olga Hernandez is a humble leader, dedicated to serving others and ensuring that the rights of children are protected.

On Your Toes

Since its debut last season, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker featuring all new sets and costumes designed by Cuban-born artistic power couple Isabel and Ruben Toledo has delighted thousands. This year, they’re stepping it up a notch.

Giving Life

The elegant maternity services wing at Mercy Hospital delivers family-centered care with private baby/mother suites designed to accommodate the transitioning of newborns at the mother’s bedside, which results in enhanced bonding and reduced stress.


Celebrities are notorious for their sometimes-questionable fashion choices, but many of them are right on the money when it comes to the bike shorts trend.

Gravity Buster

Motorcycles and jetskis deliver much of the thrill of flying, but are hampered by the pesky laws of gravity. The ICON A5 pegs the needle by launching you — safely — into the sky.

Chrono Perfection

The values of elegance, tradition and performance are embodied by every piece Longines creates. Their new COSC Certified Record Collection has all the makings of perfection and horological beauty, featuring myriad gears working together in a breathtaking ballet.

Insider Peek

We’ve got an exciting new neighbor: Alexandre Birman. His lavish new location at Bal Harbour Shops, a walnut and gold Brazilian-inspired delight, is the perfect setting for his glamorous new collections as well as a divine Made-to-Order app.

The Message

Born and raised in Miami, Rhea Leonard is an artistic voice for the black experience and a strong advocate for social change.

Art Life

Patricia Hanna has her dream job managing The Related Group’s stellar corporate art collection, commissioning site-specific artwork for their development projects, and overseeing the renowned Jorge M. Perez Collection and the company’s philanthropic efforts as they relate to art and culture.

Stroke Of Genius

From its inception in Miami Beach in 2002, Art Basel has pushed the proverbial cultural envelop in Miami and beyond, single-handedly creating a lifestyle movement that has inspired dozens of iterations and spin-offs that has resulted in what we now call Miami Art Week: An all-out artistic catharsis that takes up far more than the implied 7 days on our calendars.

Design Destination

Throughout decades of varying décor styles and lighting trends, Farrey’s Lighting + Bath has remained at the forefront of haute home décor. This dynamic family company combines commitment and purpose, pride and vision to provide clients with the best light fixtures, bath, kitchen and home décor products on the market, as well as cutting-edge technologies and affordable lighting options.

Concocting Creative Cocktails

The days of simply mixing a drink out of The Bartender’s Guide are long gone. A signature cocktail is a given at most popular establishments these days. We explore how you can create your own at home.

Tiramisu Tizzy

Dessert, anyone? How about you have yours in a drink? This tiramisu-inspired cocktail is sure to give you the sugar rush you’ve been craving while satiating even the most discerning sweet tooth.

The 411

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

Forever Forward

On the last day of middle school, or more specifically, the last few minutes, I’ll never forget when my zany science teacher uttered the best lesson he’d given all year.


Culinary Excellence

Savor the essence of world-class cuisine at Toscana Mare in The Towers at Key Biscayne, an oasis of serenity for those seeking the finest in Italian and Mediterranean dishes.

Catalysts Of Change

When it comes to contributing time, skills, and resources, this year’s Angels Among Us consistently prioritize philanthropic efforts with a mindset of giving. Get acquainted with some of the island’s most generous residents who are leaving a lasting legacy that inspires others to make their own impact on the world.