Issue – February 2013

Between The Sheets

Although this Prohibition Era cocktail caused a stir when the recipe was first, it’s sure to set the mood for a romantic evening — or afternoon.


If a short trip is in the cards this month, you may want to grab a special someone and head over to fall in love in — and with — one of the most romantic cities in the U.S.: St. Augustine.

H2O Surge

From cosmopolitan pocket yachts to nimble sporty day cruisers, there’s something for every taste in these innovative 26’-40’ nautical-bound models…so leave the excuses at home and make sure you ride one of these out on the water for some sun and fun.

Red Haute

Turn it up a notch this month with these fiery must-haves sure to add an extra little spark to just about any room in your home.


When it comes to complementing your better half, look no further than these styles meant to spark a little romance while taking your wardrobe to new heights this season and beyond.

Key Couples

We scoured Key Biscayne to find couples who take the power of two to a whole new level. Their total devotion to one another is both inspirational and beautiful, and their responses to our questions will make you laugh, cry and fall in love all over again.

Paradise Life

If you’re looking for the perfect place to call home, this Mediterranean estate on Key Biscayne’s coveted Hurricane Harbor is sure to have everything you’re looking for — and then some.

The Love Game

Does it feel like the passion has left the building right along with Elvis when it comes to your love life? Well, there’s a way to reignite it, and reinvigorate your very existence in the process as you rekindle your romantic relationship by learning how to fall in love all over again.

Giving Tradition

Maria Patricia Somarriba is the latest in 3 generations of women passionately devoted to helping the local community that has given them so much.

Solar H2O

ThermaPAVER tiles put the sun to work for you, cooling the surface of your patio and turning that solar energy into heat for your pool.

Posh Supplies

Forget USB coffee warmers and staplers shaped like farm animals. Your office supplies say a lot about your work ethic and professionalism. Here are some that are sure to send the right message.

Southern Comfort

Looking for a stunning location for a romantic getaway this year? It might be closer than you think. Here are 4 gorgeous spots in the Southern U.S. perfect for a weekend escape.

Design Passion

Love your home? Then make sure it has the furnishings and quality of design that your daily sanctuary deserves day in and day out.

Date Night

How much more fun will that romantic night on the town be if you know you’re looking your best? And we don’t know about you, but our best means sparkly. These pieces are some current favorites for lending a bit of glittering glam to your look.

Looking Good

Want to truly take your fitness to the next level? Kettlebells will put your strength, balance, endurance and agility to the test — and your body will thank you for it.

Total Affection

Everybody loves chocolates, jewels and flowers, but when it comes to showing your partner how much you appreciate them this Valentine’s Day, it’s the things you do — not buy — that really make an impact. Here are a few ideas to truly wow them.

Natural Woman

Who says effective beauty and anti-aging treatments have to be packed with harsh and harmful chemicals? Well, they don’t.

Smooth Moves

Slip-N-Slide Records Founder Ted Lucas is working to ensure a brighter future for the children of Miami, and he’s taking it one stride at a time.


These innovative timepieces use a jeweler’s eye for the perfect cut to create a truly stunning effect that not only tells time but helps you keep it.

Exemplary Rides

Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables just celebrated a big anniversary: 55 years as a dealer of the luxury automotive line that brought German car engineering to the U.S.

Perfect Grind

Nothing throws a bucket of cold water on your sleep-befuddled morning brain like the obnoxious screech of that electronic coffee grinder.

Posh Digs

Who says college housing needs to mean stained walls, cracked concrete and that signature herbal fragrance in the air? At University House Central Florida, students can enjoy a truly stylish living experience.

The 411

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

Flavors of Love

When it comes to aphrodisiacs, not all foods pass the test. Herewith: A quick guide to some time-tested favorites and the reason why they yield the desired results with every bite no matter how — or where — you choose to devour them.

Looking Ahead

Engel & Volkers hosted more than 70 of its agents in style at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne to celebrate a successful year that included big plans for 2013 and beyond.

Be Jeweled

Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour hosted Ronaldo Stern of H. Stern during a rare and exclusive appearance to introduce his latest collection “Ancient America” at a private, invitation-only event.

Yummy Time

Folks looking for a sweet treat headed over to the highly-anticipated Yogurtini launch in Cocowalk to “swirl, top, weigh & pay” for their delicious self-serve creations.

Big Hearts

Virgen De Guadalupe & Fundacion Manos Del Sur held their annual fundraising event at Norma Henriquez’s Key Biscayne residence with proceeds going toward helping needy children from Mexico.

Elite Showcase

Award-winning photographer Malena Assing showcased her work for VIP Vernissage aboard a luxury yacht at The Riverwalk Sculpture Mall during the Miami River Int’l Art Fair.

Savor Up

The 8th Annual Rotary Club of Key Biscayne’s Wine & Food Fest at The Links featured, among other offerings, varieties of New World wines competing against Old World wines with proceeds benefiting charitable work for adults and children.

Evening With Art

The Key Biscayne Community Foundation presented an “Evening With Art” entitiled From The Venus Of Willendorf To Picasso’s Les Demoiselles D’Avignon conducted by The De La Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space.

Oh Baby!

Celebrating a momentous occasion, Viviana Diaz, family & friends recently gathered for a baby shower to remember.


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.