Issue – December 2019

Beachy Keen

Billed as the “Quintessential Miami Waterfront Restaurant,” Amara at Paraiso is making Biscayne Bay weekends even more festive with the relauch of their famous Weekend Beach Party.

Perfect Pairings

Men have long enjoyed the pleasures of a fine cigar as they sip brandy or whiskey. Today, the art of perfect pairings has moved into coffee, wine and even beer. We explore the tricks to ensuring harmony between your cigar and your drink.

Land Of Wonder

Home to Geishas and Harajukus, skyscrapers and cherry blossoms, karaoke bars and Buddhist temples, as well as the latest technology melding with ancient ceremonies, Tokyo blends modern and traditional culture into a dazzling city like no other.

Luxury Touch

Trousseau was the dream of a young recently married couple who wanted to create a world-class bedding and bath company that set itself apart from the rest. Their partnership with the designer duo, Campana Brothers, adds further elan to their fabulous products — and just in time for Art Basel.

Style Leader

Farrey’s Lighting and Bath is nearly as old as Miami itself. As this highly-respected family-owned business celebrates its 95th Anniversary, we take a look at how they achieved this extraordinary milestone and take a peek into their future.

The 411

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

Dream Closet

Fashion and furniture combine in amazing spaces designed by California Closets that are gorgeous, functional and ready for a close-up.

Art X Fashion

Two worlds meet and create a symphony of shapes & colors

Seeing Is Believing

There’s perhaps no social phenomenon as grand as Art Basel and the scores of satellite fairs that it has inspired year after year during Miami Art Week. Herewith: We offer some must-see experiences to add to the agenda as you go off in search of the artwork of your dreams.

Stage Right

Larry Fields took his first drama class in high school and found his true calling — the theatre. Today, at 37, he continues to live his dream as the Executive Artistic Director & CEO of Fantasy Theatre Factory.

Pass The Avocado

Turkey with stuffing. The Christmas ham. Blackeyed peas, cornbread and collard greens for good luck in the New Year. Enough holiday food. It’s time to remember that we live in the south and nothing is more tropical than delicious, nutritious avocados.

Social Currency

What’s a better conversation starter than a dog? From fellow dog-walkers to just random people complimenting your pet, social connections become much easier and definitely more fun with a dog. And going to the dog park pretty much guarantees you’ll meet a new friend!

Al Fresco Excellence

While the rest of the U.S. is heading indoors, Miami is still basking in al fresco dining with the best views on the river at Seaspice Brasserie & Lounge.

Just Relax

What if a healthier mind and body were available at the click of a button? Well, they are. The increasingly popular trend of guided meditations is allowing users to kick bad habits and replace them with good ones — one session at a time.

Advancing Rum

Rum is evolving, with increased interest in its products, origins and history. As people become true rum connoisseurs, Ron Abuelo is helping lead this “reinvention” trend.

Light Fantastic

You know what’s great about living in Florida this time of year? Christmas lights in palm trees! Extra humidity doesn’t dampen our holiday spirit, especially as you are strolling through the cool lit-up landscapes of Fairchild’s out-of-this-world NightGarden extravaganza.

4-Wheel Fun

Jeeps and pickup trucks are both riding a huge wave of popularity, but Jeep is about to raise the bar even higher with the new Gladiator that combines elements of both.

Desirable Properties

Miami is hot! hot! hot! and we’re not talking about the weather. The real estate market is booming — and that’s no surprise for a city included time and time again in “Best Places To Live” lists the world over.

Skin Perfect

Growing up in Florida, T.J. Giuffrida, M.D., saw many people get too much sun, which can lead to skin cancer. During his medical training, he realized that skin cancer is very treatable and decided to make a difference.

Sweet Treats

If you struggle with a case of the midnight munchies or have a sweet tooth that’s causing you to pile on the pounds, you may want to bite into the baked wholesome goodness of Miami’s very own tastiest sweet treat: Eat Me Guilt Free.

Urban Warrior

One would never guess that Juan Raul Hoyos has had no formal artistic training when looking at how brilliantly he fuses photography, painting and sculpture in his works that have attracted collectors the world over.

Earth Time

Mount Everest is a symbol of the majesty of nature, making it the ideal inspiration for a watch that is powered by sunlight, crafted in part from plants. It may very well be the most eco-conscious timepiece ever made.

Drawing Crowds

Inspired by the bodacious excitement of old-fashioned medicine shows, Baba Yaga Arts Wagon is a traveling stage where people from all walks of life can gather and build a community around the arts.

Purse Power

Under its “A Bag, A Life” initiative, British-based bag company DeMellier works hand-in-hand with the international charity SOS Children’s Villages to fund lifesaving vaccines and treatments aimed at saving the lives of youth in need.

Artistic Living

From local artists to global art-world superstars, common spaces are getting dressed up as developers get serious about art. This includes the stunning new pieces at PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter.

Own The Sea

Wally sailboats redefined luxury sailing vessels with their speed, achingly beautiful lines and ability to transport their owners in comfort across ocean. The firm’s latest launch, the Wallypower 165, born from the collaboration with Espen Øino, redefines superyachts.

Stress-Free Shopping

Immerse yourself in the festive décor and spirit of the season at Brickell City Centre. Meet, mingle and shop! shop! shop! as retailers offer seasonal in-store experiences for stress-free shopping.

Amazing Arrival

Guests visiting the British Virgin Islands can benefit from personalized greeter service in both St. Thomas, USVI and upon arrival in the BVI — creating a professional BVI experience even before you arrive on their shores.

Everglades Virtuosos

AIRIE is an exceptional residency that brings multi-disciplinary artists to the Everglades to spread awareness, conservation and preservation efforts of the fragile ecosystem that is the heartbeat of our state.

Change The World

While attending the Endeavor Miami Annual High-Impact Gala earlier this year, my wife and I met some incredible people doing incredible things in and around our Magic City.

Thoughtful Tournament

Fundación Armando El Futuro celebrated its 10th Anniversary with their annual Tennis Tournament at The Ritz-Carlton, benefitting underprivileged children in Colombia.

Birthday Bash

Key Biscayners got together to celebrate the birthday of Jonathan Méndez during an epic birthday party with friends and family.

Warm Welcome

Thania Vernon welcomed island insiders and real estate aficionados to a very special Open House in Key Biscayne.

Ambassadors of Change

Voices For Children Foundation hosted its 25th Anniversary Be A Voice Luncheon at Jungle Island, inviting hundreds of supporters and community leaders to honor those who have made a difference in the lives of abused children.


Sweet Treats

From the Everything Cookie to PB&J, Blueberry Cheesecake and S’Mores, Chip City has a flavor for just about any taste in Miami and beyond.