Issue – April 2009

Friends Forever

Key Biscayne residents united for a romantic celebration under a sky full of stars to have a moonlit dinner and toast in the name of love, friendship and mutual admiration of one another’s successes.


St. Agnes Parish just celebrated 60 years of Sister Marie Angela’s religious profession. It was a magical and festive evening where guests got to enjoy flamenco dancers, great music and a fabulous dinner by Mena Catering. There was also dancing and singing throughout the evening, which was full of excitement and surprises.


Corina Maddalozzo recently held an art exhibition at her residence in Key Biscayne, with a percentage of the proceeds going to Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. Guests enjoyed creative sights and conversations throughout the night.


Glam Events, Inc., & Kierin’s Creations hosted an event to remember in honor of the Motivated Youth Program. Guests were treated to a spectacular performance by Bolivian Rock singer Pancara and a fashion show by couture designer Timoteo Corelli. There was also a fine jewelry raffle by Buchwalds Jewelers. The event raised $20,000 for the program.


Little artists gathered to showcase artwork created during the 8-week “Art History & Painting” course held at the Magic of Learning in Key Biscayne. Kids learned about legendary artists and tried to copy their masterpieces to the tune of classical music.


A group of friends all gathered at Paola Guerra’s house to celebrate and honor birthday girl Carmen Velazquez. Guests enjoyed food, music and the importance of friendship throughout the day.

Cabana Crawl

The Cabana Crawl at Ocean Club was a Relay for Life event organized by Marianne and Carlos Coto in memory of their friends Marisol Torano, Sash Spencer and Miguel Lorenzini. It benefitted the American Cancer Society.


The Key Biscayne Brunch was held at the Key Colony II building Oceanside. More than 50 people attended the successful fundraising event which benefitted the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s 2009 annual campaign.

Citrus Sangria

Get your immune system pumping with this Vitamin C-packed traditional libation with a modern twist.


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

ONCE Upon A Sunshine State

If you’re tired of the same old boating excursions right off the shores of Key Biscayne, consider venturing out to explore some of these off-the-beaten-path destinations throughout the Sunshine State. We can’t guarantee you won’t get sunburnt, but we can promise you’ll have a good time.


If you’re looking to settle down outside the Sunshine State, or are in the market for a second, third, fourth or vacation home, you may want to look toward the Lone Star State for some world-class residential offerings at West Fork.


If you want to face the world with a fresher, younger-looking you via the most advanced, affordable and effective technologies and techniques on the market, a consultation with Dr. John J. Martin, Jr., may be in order.


The only thing cheesy about Joseph Pollio, Jr., is his passion for the Polly-O family business he helmed for a quarter-century before selling the brand to Kraft and eventually moving to Key Biscayne to enjoy another white-yellow staple of life: The sun.

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.

Tropical Heaven

This sprawling condo at The Ocean Club’s Ocean Tower One, Unit 502, will make you feel like a star as you overlook the point where ocean meets sky at one of Key Biscayne’s most exclusive addresses.


When getting dolled up is a prerequisite, every inch of you from head to heel should exude the appropriate level of lavishness that’s required to showcase yourself to the glorious world that lies just outside your front door.


If you want to look your best but are worried about the best way to improve your reflection in the mirror, read on to discover some invasive and non-invasive ways to look your best from head to toe


In Attendance

From charity galas to business networkers and outdoor activities galore, Key Biscayners were out in full force in and around the island.

Best Friends

Friends of Miami Animals Foundation (FoMa) focuses on the root causes of pet homelessness — financial instability, spay & neuter, adoption and foster campaigns — all in the hopes of helping pets find families and get out of shelters.