Issue - March 2015

Contemporary Elegance

Carefully designed to follow feng shui principles, this breathtaking home on coveted Cape Florida Drive in Key Biscayne is in perfect harmony with its surroundings and serves as the epitome of zen living in paradise.

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.

Modern Manners

Being on your best behavior is an idea that changes and evolves with the times as much as any other aspect of humanity. And being aware of the new rules is as important as ever.

Kids & Kindness

Building on a legacy of leadership and community involvement, Kathleen Slesnick Kauffman takes the helm as the new President of Junior Orange Bowl.

Love Moves

You don’t have to spend endless hours at the gym to burn fat and kick-start your metabolism. It may come as a pleasant surprise to find out that hanging out with your loved one is actually doing that for you.

Restaurant Rules

Picking the right neighborhood for your new restaurant can be quite the undertaking, but finding the right space to fire up your oven is even more important. Before you sign a lease or even consider buying a location, you must do your due diligence to make sure you find the perfect place to serve up your culinary creations.

Economic Renaissance

The Great Recession has faded quickly into the background and the construction cranes are back. It seems it was only yesterday the real estate market bubble burst.

Responsible Racing

Logistics partner DHL & Fédération Internationale De L’Automobile have teamed-up to put the green in Grand Prix. The Fifth Round of electric car racing will be speeding across Downtown Miami sending waves of energy through the streets.

Funny Money

Money is serious business, but there’s a lighter side, too. Let’s take a look at the subject through the eyes of comedians, pundits and other wits who joke to not only make a buck, but to get you to ponder the true meaning of your hard-earned cash with every cha-ching.


Discover some of the most annoying things vegetarians have to hear on a daily — sometimes hourly — basis. Keep these in mind next time someone at the table passes on the meat to avoid a veggie side-eye.

Quirky Quartet

The unification of strum-crazy indie-folk and lyrically deep trip-hop layered with chillwave aural aesthetics took Hundred Waters from UF to Internet fame, which they’re using as a springboard for social activism.

La Ventanita

A trip to “la ventanita” is always a promising encounter. Here’s a Cuban Coffee reference guide to help you order up the perfect power boost while sounding like a local…just remember to always say gracias.

Vine Finds

Oregon and Virginia are making a name for themselves with winning wine varieties. Check out what these regions have to offer wine lovers and plan your boozy escape, whether you prefer red or white.

Hump-Day Hoodoo

Wednesdays are the most demanding day of the week, because Mondays have drained you of life and Fridays are too far in the future to lift your spirits…that is until the Jazz In The Gables concert series came along.

Inspirational Tide

An entrepreneurial spirit with the determination of viewing obstacles and setbacks as an opportunity for growth is what put Lolita’s Beachwear on the map, and it’s founder, Cayetana Uranga, on the sunny side of life.


What would you do for healthier, younger-looking skin with a flawlessly rosy complexion? Now there’s no jumping through beauty hurdles. Dermarose has harnessed the benefits of the Swiss Rose Stem Cells into a supremely hydrating, anti-aging face cream.

Power Pages

If you’re wondering what should be on your kid’s reading radar this month, you may want to consider Best-Selling Author Soman Chainani and his novel The School For Good And Evil.

Out Of This World

Joelle Cooperrider’s paintings live in a space between Mathematics & Mixed-Media known as Poured Mark-Making. Her work has toured Keystone Art Space, Rochester Contemporary Art Center and recently — Mars.

Essence Of Time

While some may believe watches were rendered obsolete by smart phones, we say a digital rectangle is no replacement for wearable art that’s an expression of one’s true self as well as a timekeeping device.

Travel To-Go

Smart travelers keep their essentials packed and ready to go 365 days a year. Here’s a quick refresher for a few things you need to keep handy in case adventure calls and wants to meet you across the globe.

Epic Baja

I sought an adventure that would let me experience the scenery of the Baja 1000 off-road race from the comfort of paved roads and a great hotel each night. I found it in the form of EagleRiders “Baja With Boorman” LA to Cabo San Lucas motorcycle ride.

Revitalizing Reload

Things blossom in spring, so why are you feeling like your skin is dull, dehydrated and stuck back in winter? Time to rev up and revitalize with this duo of products sure to have you looking your best all year round.

Twiggy Says

It’s not every day you get to meet a celebrity, much less a celebrity squirrel. She’s graced magazine covers, starred on the silverscreen and showed off her tricks on America’s Got Talent while educating the world on water safety. Next month, she’s going to showcase her skills at PhilanthroFest’s “Carnival Of Dreams” at Museum Park.

Culinary Cocktailers

There are restaurants with beverage programs and then there are those, like these, that aim to elevate their drink designs to a level worthy of being presented side-by-side with their chef’s culinary creations.

Billionaire Buys

Every man’s home is his castle, but if you had all the money in the world what would you buy? Well, we’ve found a few billionaires who didn’t flinch when it came time to investing a big chunk of their respective fortunes on home sweet home.

Cook Tech

These latest kitchen innovations are helping cooks and connoisseurs alike streamline their time and health with a few simple clicks thanks to neat features that will help guide you in the right direction, no matter what’s on the menu.

Healing Holistic

Herein lies the potential to cultivate a sustainable community by learning to use the vast medicinal plants and herbs that are found in Florida, connecting the mind, body & spirit via total holistic living.

Door Chic

Sliding doors have come a long way from the flat-fronted wood closet doors still found in many houses today. Sliding Doors by California Closets has turned this once utilitarian piece into art.

Tennis, Anyone?

Tennis is on everyone’s mind this month with the Miami Open in town, but The Related Group is taking steps to make it a year-round passion as they bring the sport home at several of their luxury developments.

Activity Overload

Ask anyone what their favorite part of our Magic City is and most people will respond with the weather.

The 411

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


This refreshing, antioxidant-packed smoothie cocktail is sure to have you waking up the next morning totally hangover-free and ready to have another.

Batman & Ramen

Ah, Ramen, how we love (and hate) thee. From weeknight gobble sessions in childhood to insane all-night study sessions in college to “I’m so hungry, I’ll even eat Ramen” moments in adulthood, most of us have had many experiences with the microwaveable version of this staple. But there are so many more ways to enjoy this drippy treat.

Ale Appreciation

Hosting a wine tasting is an exciting yet potentially calamitous endeavor: The fear of guests spitting into Lenox china or swirling the contents of their stemware on the carpet is real. There’s also anxiety about correctly pronouncing the names of fluttery French burgundies and consonant-rich German Rhine wines, things you’d never worry about while hosting a beer tasting.

The Rules Of Numnum

We’ve all been out with one of them: the picky eater, the over-drinker, the one who has to order the most expensive thing on the menu, or even the self-proclaimed foodie on a quest to try any and everything sprinkled with truffles, or kale…or worse. It’s time to take the menu back and order up a big serving of reality check.

Mind Games

It’s commonplace to hear of someone training for a marathon or simply going to the gym to stay in shape, but how often do you hear of someone going to workout their mind? It’s time to start paying attention to our mental fitness.

A Smorgasbord Of Attraction

Discovering exactly what makes men crane their necks and women bat their eyelashes at the opposite sex is a conundrum for the ages. But there are some tried-and-true steps you can take to make sure anyone who’s eyeing you is looking at you for the right reasons.

Fendi Living

A new haute style has arrived in South Florida and it comes in the form of Fendi Château Residences right on the ocean just steps from Bal Harbour Shops.

Hard Candy

Colorful, bold & extravagant, these clothes and jewels will exhilarate the season’s mood.

C’est la Vie

The summer is just on the horizon in its full splendor, and these demure resort looks will help you embrace an elegant yet relaxed demeanor wherever you go


Island Hop

A glimpse into Key Biscayne’s dynamic social scene

Island Moves

From strength Training to endurance exercises and flexibility, meet a few key biscayners balancing their mind, body and soul to yield a life well-lived in paradise.