Issue – February 2008
When the love vibes of Valentine’s Day hit Key Biscayne, forget about red wine in front of a blazing fire and think cold daiquiris in a cabana. It may not be the typical scenario for winter romance, but we’ll take the daiquiri over a blizzard any day.
Fourth generation Key Biscayner Cristina Figueredo and 20-year Key resident Alejandro Zizold were married at St. Agnes Church in Key Biscayne followed by an elaborate champagne reception at the Ocean Club Tennis Center. The couple has decided to continue to reside on Key Biscayne as they embark on their new life together.
Luminaries, friends and stars of the entertainment industry all gathered to celebrate the award-winning film Bella at the Mashta Island home of the film’s executive producers, Sean and Ana Wolfington. The private dinner party included celebrity legends from various genres and nationalities as well as Key Biscayne’s elite.
Fashion took on a whole new meaning when MarketAmerica.com, Vogue and Grey Goose hosted Hollywood’s hottest stars during an exclusive party featuring a fashion show by designer Alberta Ferretti showcasing her spring/summer 2008 Collection poolside at J.R. and Loren Ridinger’s waterfront mansion.
Grey Goose debuted Artiste at the One Man Show exhibit showcasing masterworks by Pablo Picasso, Fernando Botero, Frank Stella and Guillermo Munoz Vera inside Gary Nader Fine Art Gallery. Among the 500 VIPs were famed author Tom Wolfe, music mogul Emilio Estefan and real estate powerhouse Jorge Perez, CEO of The Related Group.
A celebratory reunion at Ocean Club on Key Biscayne honored the doctors, nurses and volunteers who recently spent four days in Sumpango, Guatemala, on yet another successful Medical Mission to help the area’s residents. During the trip, the group saw more than 4,000 patients and changed just as many lives.
Key Biscayne’s art lovers came out to enjoy the paintings of contemporary European artists Alexandre Zakharov and MOZ at the internationally renowned Opera Gallery at Bal Harbour Shops. Host Bernard Markowicz, director of Opera Gallery, encouraged guests to visit OperaGallery.com for details on upcoming exhibits and special events scheduled at the venue.
FOR THE KIDS
Albertina Cisneros and Juan Manuel Pascual hosted a cocktail event at the Bass Museum in Miami Beach to raise funds for the Child-Brain Foundation. Friends, family and community leaders participated throughout the evening in order to help advance the knowledge and treatment of pediatric neurological diseases in hopes of aiding the infants and children who benefit from the scientific research the organization supports.
Your guide to the best entertainment, shopping, dining, libations & relaxation in South Florida
Even though her face and music grace almost every media and entertainment medium across the globe, Fanny Lu’s ingrained longing for an intimate and private setting has her calling Key Biscayne home whenever she’s not on tour or promoting her music to the throngs of loyal fans she has throughout the world.
When you live in one of the most exclusive island communities in the world, it’s hard to imagine any place that’s more desirable — except of course, if it’s your own private island right smack in the middle of paradise.
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 to 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.
Next time you’re in the mood to add a perfect fairytale ending to a flawless beginning, try these flowing looks to ensure the story ends the way you always dreamed.
Encountering gorgeous homes on Key Biscayne is a common occurrence — finding one that breaks the mold is a whole other story. Herewith: A tour of one of South Bay Group’s most impressive creations.
Although you may already live within the parameters of the island paradise that is Key Biscayne, a romantic getaway to a different kind of paradise may be just what you needed to recharge your love life. We scoured the world to discover a few off-the-beaten-path international hotels and resorts for every letter in the word “ROMANCE.” They all ignite the passion-flames and they’re all awaiting your arrival with open arms.