Issue – February 2009

Breakfast Berry Mimosa

This is the perfect drink to get the V-Day party started right on the 14th. And don’t worry, if you have to take the kids to soccer practice in the a.m., this drink works for brunch or lunch, too.

Magical Gala

More than a thousand guests joined Jackson Memorial Hospital to celebrate their annual gala at the Fontainebleau Hotel. The mission was to conduct traditional philanthropic activities while independently creating and implementing other strategic entrepreneurial initiatives that financially assist Jackson Memorial Hospital in advancing its status as a world-class medical center. One of the highlights of the evening was a show by Darren Romeo.

Life savers

Pollo Campero left its world famous chicken footprint at the Grand Bay Club when Patty Gutierrez, Director of Philanthropy at Campero USA, organized a reception to benefit the Ayudame A Vivir Foundation, Inc. The event was aimed at raising funds for research and treatment of children with cancer. More than $30,000 were raised to benefit these children in the U.S. and Guatemala.

Propsperity party

The Key Biscayne Yacht Club was transformed into a ‘50s-era Cabaret Tropicana on New Year’s Eve when over 300 guests greeted 2009 with hopes of world peace, hunger relief and tolerance among human beings.

Creative times

A new installation by French artist Bénédicte Blanc-Fontenille entitled Hopping On One Foot On The Rope recently made its debut at The Square, #s 29 & 30. The artist plans to make her new installation a recurring opening, with a new showing every month highlighting the the evolution of her work.

Resolution rewind

In an effort to keep clients energized for 2009, Inner Strength Studios gave samplings of some wonderful Raw Foods by Lamouy, Organic/Vegetarian Baked Goods by EcoDolci and Healthy Prepared Meals by Fit2Go. Dr. Leonard Smith, Adita Lang and Lee Zolman provided information on how to increase longevity and improve health. Inner Strength Studios prides itself in offering the latest information on exercise, nutrition and health with a customized approach to meet individual needs.

Happy Birthday!

Paola Guerra hosted a lunch at her home to celebrate Elena Iturriaga’s birthday. Friends and family gathered to enjoy the delicious feast and help celebrate the birthday girl’s special day.


Your guide to the best entertainment, shopping, dining, libations & relaxation in South Florida.


For six years, the members of the Key Biscayne-based and bred Keyrats have been jamming to the musical genres of punk, rock, reggae and salsa — all the while making sure their fans get their groove on.


For Nuria Brillembourg, not even her Big Screen dreams can compete with the life she shares with her family and friends on Key Biscayne. And that’s a complement to the island, as this woman has held most every professional title under the sun — and that’s just what she’s done thus far!

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.


When it’s time to make your look last forever, nothing turns your wardrobe more eternal than adding a few vintage pieces into your closet.

Stately Estate

This residence at 670 Warren Lane is one of the most coveted addresses on Key Biscayne. From the superior design and architecture inside and out to the covered front porch and pool terrace, every detail of this house will make you want to call it home.

Cupid’s 7

If you’re fortunate enough to be lucky in love this Valentine’s Day, don’t ruin the mood by scrimping on the gifts. Take these ideas to heart if you want to make sure Cupid’s Arrow is pointed in your direction.

The “It” Factor

If you have a Valentine’s Day date, you probably know by now what you’re going to wear. But what about your makeup and hair? Why not try something new this year? Here are three beautiful celebrity looks that will work for any Valentine’s Day tryst. Pick your favorite star, and find out how to match her style!


Driving Style

Studio Casti’s DrivePod is an incredibly realistic Professional Driving Simulator designed to ensure unique, high-adrenaline emotions and an equally exhilarating diving experience — while also looking great in the most haute homes.


A 9-month-old delight, weighing in at 38 lbs., Cookie is a Terrier Mix puppy that’s a happy, independent girl who can be a little reserved at first but after a few minutes of meeting, she’s ready to be your friend.