Issue - April 2015

New Paradise

Club Med, who pioneered the all-inclusive vacation concept 65 years ago, redefines it with its latest development at its Punta Cana resort in the Dominican Republic, with a unique partnership with Cirque du Soleil.


Ziplining along Biscayne Bay. A waterskiing squirrel. A giant picnic blanket created by a world-renowned artist. A charity rocket blast-off. And more than 100+ ways to get involved in the community. Oh my! PhilanthroFest, the nation’s largest civic engagement festival, has plenty in store for this year’s “Carnival Of Dreams” on Apr. 11 at Museum Park in Downtown Miami. And you’re invited to take part in the action.


If you travel regularly, it becomes increasingly clear that there are a few basic types of travelers we should all watch out for — especially when flying. Regardless of how familiar you may be with these globetrotting personalities, read on to find out a few ways you can try to make it to your final destination in one piece.

Habitat Rising

A strong team, unique projects and an innovative approach has helped Habitat Group fulfill its goal of providing exceptional real estate management services that seek to provide solid returns and a positive investment experience for their clients, resulting in satisfied customers confident that their objectives will be fulfilled.


Capturing femme elegance through precious jewelry pieces.

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.

Hidden Gem

This spectacular estate on Costanera Road in coveted Cocoplum is at once private, cozy and ready to welcome you home.


From Florida’s lush landscapes and iconic landmarks to adrenaline-packed activities around every corner, get ready to experience our state like never before with these adventures that are guaranteed to push your boundaries and test your limits.

Soothing Respite

For many, the bathroom is a home away from home. Check out these bath essentials sure to have you spending more time showering, grooming and primping.

Radical Rewards

Developing effective leaders is only part of the job for Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, CEO of Radical Partners — the rest has to do with helping build an empowered legacy of community leaders.

Going Once, Twice…Sold

We’ve all seen rare and exotic cars on the road and thought, “Too bad I wasn’t there when that went up for sale.” Luckily for you, we are about to tell you exactly where you need to be.

Robot Services

Technology continues to augment every business sector and the hospitality industry is no exception. Check out how robots are changing the way hotels and resorts are providing services to travelers like never before.

Homemade In Dade

These local legends believe that inviting you into their business is akin to welcoming you into their homes. They’re taking no shortcuts when it comes to making an impression, so expect everything to be made from scratch.


Every year, the top financial wizards give their predictions and advice for what to expect. Ever wonder what their favorite advice is of all time? did and asked them.

Body Balance

Discover a few activities that engage the body & mind to bring balance and strength to your fitness endeavors and get your soul soothed to the core.


Living in South Florida, we all have a high risk of excessive sun exposure. Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet rays change the skin, causing wrinkles, brown spots and, more importantly, increasing the risk for a variety of skin cancers to develop.

Hits The Spot!

The motivation the new year provides is long gone by now, and all that’s left is the remnants of whatever will power you have left to be a healthier version of yourself. Luckily, these incredible spots are sure to keep you in line and satisfy the palate without breaking the scale.

Bold Gold

The Key has a hidden gem — oh, yes, pun intended — when it comes to Diamonds On The Key, owned by Jewelry Designer & Entrepreneur Christina Termine. This gal is lauded for having the ability to unearth a rare diamond, design a piece that defines exquisite, and transform an heirloom into a contemporary bauble. This by-appointment jeweler is all about high-quality, unique jewels sans the high retail cost.

It’s A Jungle Out There

Every year on Apr. 8, animal lovers from across the nation celebrate their fondness of our furry friends by visiting their local zoo; this year’s no different. Celebrate Zoo Lovers Day with Jungle Island and get in touch with The Animal Kingdom like never before through their special “Bucket List” Animal Encounter Series.

Dancing Demigods

Shen Yun is equal parts concert, musical theatre and high-flying Hong Kong action film, yet still manages to compress 5,000 years of Chinese history into just a couple of hours.

Published Polymath

Ronald Goldfarb was studying at Syracuse University while most teens were learning 3-point turns. That set the tone for a 60-year legal and literary career that’s nothing short of brilliant.

Haute History

As one of the most coveted locations on the planet, it’s no surprise that Key Biscayne is a pure paradise of upscale development today, but it wasn’t always that way.

Time Capsule

When traveling, it’s nice to be able to chose the right watch for the occasion — just as you wear boots at one event and boat shoes at another. But how to safely transport a small fortune in timepieces?

The 411

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

Global Connect

Rotary International District 6990 hosted an intimate dinner at the Key Biscayne home of Stephen & Alice Takach.

Soul Sparkle

Diamonds On The Key showcased a luxe display of jewelry to some of Miami’s elite jewelry aficionados, donating a percentage of sales to Vizcaya.

Luxurious Treasures

India Hicks presented her new line of beauty products, handbags & accessories at Grand Bay Club and invited guests to become ambassadors of her brand.

Beachside Living

Beach Haus Key Biscayne held a reception to celebrate their grand opening and showcasing their offerings of short-term vacation rentals.

Greater Good

Pan Y Amor celebrated their 10th anniversary at The Rusty Pelican with a breakfast, fashion show, silent auction, bazaar and raffle prizes.

Yummy Times

The Key Biscayne Lions Club held their Pancake Breakfast at The Key Biscayne Beach Club, with all profits benefiting Eye & Diabetes Charities.


Island Hop

A glimpse into Key Biscayne’s dynamic social scene

Sweet Treats

From the Everything Cookie to PB&J, Blueberry Cheesecake and S’Mores, Chip City has a flavor for just about any taste in Miami and beyond.