Issue – April 2013


Want to be more productive while you’re on the clock at home or at the office? Check out these picks sure to take your work ethic to new heights no matter the task at hand.

Luxe Waters

Whether on water or on land, these looks are sure to make you feel you’re best no matter where your itinerary takes you this season.

Drop Tops

Whether you’re cruising down the street or speeding down the highway, the journey will be more fun in one of these sophisticated, agile and powerful luxury convertibles designed with our year-round fabulous weather in mind.

25 Florida Outdoor Adventures To Try Before You Die!

Feeling adventurous? Check out our list of bucket-list worthy outdoor experiences to be had in The Sunshine State. All you need to bring is a little courage, an open mind and plenty of adrenaline.

Putting On The Ritz

Karim Alibhai and his family are behind the oasis of luxury in known as The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne and many more hotel properties around the world. Their Bollywood-esque story of love and success that yielded a dream-come-true life is thanks to lots of hard work, a focused vision and a nice helping of fate.

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.

Serene Living

If a home in paradise is on your horizon, this Key Biscayne residence on Allendale Road may be just the address you’ve been looking for.

Trendy Travels

Asian skies, culinary-themed adventures, Croatian delights, venturing to the source from whence cometh Gangnam Style, and the home of The Hobbit are all on the globetrotting trends forecast for 2013 and beyond.

Creative Healing

Through Art Heart, Cristina Figueredo Zizold brightens the outlook of children struggling with illness locally and around the world.

Work Jaunts

Does your gig mean a lot of time spent traveling? Make your life a bit more tolerable with these business-travel friendly tools sure to make you’re life easier.

Side Effects

These local jewelers are creating some truly stunning look-finishing accessories for just about any occasion.

Aging Fabulously

Author & Attorney Shavon Jones shares her tips for Miami-based professionals hoping to maintain a youthful look in our stressful, high-powered palm tree paradise.

Ultimate Flexibility

Seamlessly blending spaces, perfect organization and concealment: that’s the philosophy underlying SieMatic’s FloatingSpaces kitchen panel system.

Global Perspective

Find out how Muralist Tim Webb brings round-the-world influences to his larger-than-life creations from conception to unveiling.

Stay Protected

When hitting the street or sand for some outdoor activity this season, make sure to stay protected as much as possible to ensure your health is top priority.

Eating Well

The brainchild of IVY Biofuels and 305Green, The Certified Green Partner Restaurant Program aims to bring much-deserved attention to Miami restaurants going the extra mile to take care of the earth. The new program uses a range of criteria to qualify establishments for participation. Here’s a few, and a note or two on why they matter.

Green Paradise

Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn offers a lesson in combining luxury and sustainability all year round.

Mile High

Looking for a truly spectacular way to spend the weekend? Hit the road for the short journey to New Smyrna Beach’s fabulous Balloon & Sky Fest.

Wow Factor

An uncompromising 4-door coupe with stunning beauty, innovative brains and turbocharged brawn, the all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class promises to elevate pulses at a jaw-dropping value.

Tropical Swing

There are top-tier golf courses all over the world, but let’s be honest: How much more fun is it to put your game to the test in one of the most luxurious tropical landscapes imaginable?

Age Beaters

Who says we can’t fight the inevitable? With the new line of anti-aging products from Taylor Owen Beautiful, we can certainly try.

Heavenly Simplicity

Sometimes less truly is more, especially when it comes to this pair of timepieces in an outstandingly singular palette: a pure, spotless white.

Building Well

A stunningly modern new residence on Key Biscayne catching your eye? Chances are, it’s the brainchild of KZ Architecture.

Wave Catchers

Share The Stoke gives underprivileged kids a new start by making it possible for them to hit the waves in style.

Lazy Days

When was the last time you took a day off that wasn’t tied into a stressful vacation? From work, from family, from chores?

The 411

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

Oh, Mai!

This exceptional Mai Tai is sure to get you feeling like you’re off in some exotic locale even if you decide to make it right in the comforts of your own home.

It’s 5 O’Clock Everywhere

Happy hour and drinking customs in other countries can be decidedly different from what we’re used to in our cosmopolitan Magic City.

Warm Welcome

The Oasis Park Square At Doral launch was a hit as guests welcomed the newest luxury residential community to town.

Tennis Inspiration

More than 1,500 children from public schools in Miami-Dade & Broward descended on The Sony Open for the annual Lindt Kids’ Day. The children participated in a tennis clinic and received encouraging words from players and former champs.

Outstanding Achievement

Recently, Dr. Jorge A. Picaza, his family, colleagues & friends got together to honor the 2013 Picaza Lecturer of University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Paul Nelson.

Beautiful Benefit

Save Our Sisters hosted the 5th Annual Pink Rocks Around The World with SOS at The Links @ Crandon Golf. It was an evening of music and dancing with international flair.

Champagne Wishes

Fundacion Manos del Sur & Pan Y Amor Asociacion held their 8th Annual Champagne Breakfast at The Rusty Pelican, featuring a fashion show by Coco Paris, a silent auction and incredible raffle prizes, all for a great cause.

Island Paradise

The Key Biscayne Scientist Project was recently introduced in conjunction with Key Biscayne Community Foundation, Knight Foundation and UM’s RSMAS with the goal of helping Key Biscayne stay an island paradise.

Giving Back

The Key Biscayne Women’s Giving Circle held their annual fundraiser to present their 2013 grant recipients at the Adrienne Arsht Center. They were entertained by The Alice Camp Miami Dancers & The Miami Music Projects.

Health Matters

The Alvarez & The Botero families of Key Biscayne recently hosted an event for the Diabetes Research Institute at The Grand Bay Club. During the event, Dr. Camilo Ricordi presented the next quantum leap toward a biological cure.


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.