Issue - February 2015


It’s time to unearth the most unique love affair you will ever experience in this life or the next — and finding the keys to a re-energized, happier heart is easier than you might think.

Love Amor Amore Amour 愛

When it comes to showing your honey love, there are many complicated languages and dialects to learn before your dear can hear you loud and clear. Don’t let language be a barrier to communicating love in your relationship. Instead, turn to the wisdom of Dr. Gary Chapman and The Five Love Languages and watch your relationship flourish with emotion, gratitude and appreciation.

Indulge Demeanor

Light fabrics and relaxed silhouettes combine for a quintessential wardrobe that embraces an effortless lifestyle.

Strange Love

Dresses with poetry, body-con silhouettes, transparencies and bold lingerie combine to reveal the silence of passion and love.

Bedroom Confidential

The bedroom is much more than just a place to lay our heads at night. Ideally, it’s a private space where we can truly express ourselves; an oasis to get away from it all…even if only for a while.

Island Living

This tropical residence on coveted W. Mashta Drive in Key Biscayne features all the comforts of home and a little extra — including expansive interior and exterior spaces and a private backyard paradise that will welcome you home for a lifetime.

Key Couples 2015

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.

What Is Love?

It’s a question that’s puzzled scientists, psychologists, philosophers and poets throughout the ages, and in 2014, “What Is Love” was the 3rd-most popular Google search. Clearly, this age-old puzzle is one that the average Joe is still trying to solve today.

Helping Heart

For Jamie Diptee-Bay, the heart is where it’s at. As the Development Director for the American Heart Association’s Greater Southeast Affiliate, she works to fight heart disease and stroke by raising the funds to support the doctors and researchers who work toward life-saving research.

$1 Million Buys

Decades ago, the term millionaire referred to the 1%’ers. No more. What does $1 million get you these days? Among other things, you can get an extraordinary motorcycle, a rare bottle of coconut brandy and a really shiny fishing lure.

Tube City

Franks and sausages haven’t changed much since their introduction from Europe, but Miami is putting its modern & multicultural influence on the map with these takes on meat in tube form.

Oh, Jackie

Whether you find yourself in cooler temperatures or the warmth of The Sunshine State, this winter fashion pays homage to the classic & chic flair of Jackie O, with a spotlight on her signature flowing shin-length skirts.

Sent & Peeved

Ladies, stop the madness! There’s no need to go into full panic mode just because he hasn’t replied to your text. You know what I’m talking about. You tried to reach out and he hasn’t responded. Your sanity is held hostage by ludicrous thoughts that often yield a typical thought-pattern that’s all too common.

All In The Eyes

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. But they also provide the keys to aging. Trick the hands of time with the latest products from La Prairie sure to have you looking 10 years younger in no time.

Juan Direction

The Knight Foundation’s competitive Knights Arts Challenge funds cultural projects that benefit South Florida and one winning group, the Mexican American Council, is literally singing their praises.


Once you learn about these notable moments in engagement ring history, you’ll realize that popping the question is an age-old tradition that’s evolved as much as we have since the beginning of time.


So you’re planning a romantic night for that special someone and want to spice things up both in the kitchen and in the bedroom but don’t know what to serve…don’t fret! Here are a few ways to get creative with a menu that’ll have your partner begging for more.

Audio Book

Digital music makes singles accessible, but the art of writing an album you could listen to in its entirety is fading. Thankfully there’s a rock band keen on keeping the tradition alive.

Serious Sedan

Cadillac has once again re-written automotive history. If your lifestyle demands a sedan, but you crave owning a car with a top speed that could cause your adrenaline to pump faster than ever, here’s the answer: The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V.

Home Concierge

Let’s be honest, we all want to impress our neighbors. A great way to do that and make your life much better is to hire Brian Peele or, as he is currently employed, someone just like him.


Running out of things to say to people? Use these funny, off-the-wall nature facts to warm up to the coldest personalities on this side of The Animal Kingdom.

Romantic Rendezvous

Whether during a weekend staycation or a globetrotting escape, amp up your next getaway with these gestures that let your partner know how much they’re loved and adored long after you’ve unpacked.

House Peeping

We take a peek at what happens behind closed doors, and in one case, the backyard, as homeowners, maids, nannies, pets and celebrities share some funny (and oft ironic) experiences they’ve had over the years. Most of the names have been changed to protect the anonymity of the readers who submitted their stories to us.

The 411

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

Pink Fizz

Before, during or after Valentine’s Day, make sure you and your lovely are sipping pretty in pink with this bubbly concoction sure to get the love vibes poppin’.

Oh Schnap!

Learn the difference between the diverse varieties of Schaps and how you can use this buzz-inducing ingredient to take your next drink to a whole new level, no matter where you’re entertaining.

Palate Pleasers

Americans are turning their backs on the sweet ‘n’ sour Baby Boomer generation that injected every morsel we ingested with fructose corn syrup and sodium. Our bodies are demanding healthier foods and our appetites are increasingly embracing the taste of fermented fare.

Yacht Speed Ahead

The demand for yachts in Miami is so huge it requires separate, yet complementary, boat shows: The Miami International Boat Show and The Yacht & Brokerage Show. Whether you prefer to commission a custom vessel or are seeking a deal on a used boat, you’re search starts here.

Vida Amorosa

No one can argue that love is complicated. It killed many of history’s star-crossed lovers, it’s been the subject of countless hit songs and the topic of just about every chick flick ever released. What many don’t realize, however, is that just like life, love has a natural evolution that can’t be ignored.

Creative Intersect

Raul De Molina’s 13th Annual Art Basel Kickoff Party was a hit among art aficionados, collectors and industry insiders who attended from around the world.

Merry Wishes

Toy Town held their annual Elf Magic Party including Santa Claus at The Square Shopping Center.

City Evolution

Ocean Club Realty invited residents for a presentation of Brickell City Centre serving as “The New Heart of Brickell” by Fortune International Realty.

Community Connect

The Key Biscayne Lions Club once again brought the neighborhood together during their annual holiday party celebrating the community, their achievements and future goals.

Pure Hearts

Fundacion Manos Del Sur held the annual Bazar De Guadalupe to benefit unprivileged children from Latin America.

Awesome Aces

Arch Realty hosted a special Girls Volleyball End Of Season Party to commemorate all of the team’s victories throughout the year.

Haute Housewarming

The Giuffridas hosted an unforfettable housewarming that welcomed family and friends to their new home on South Mashta in Key Biscayne.

Milestone Celebration

Staria Petersen celebrated her 80th birthday among her closets friends and family at Key Biscayne Yacht Club.


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.