Issue – April 2016

The Generation of generosity

Forget Generations X, Y and Z. Today’s children are our future and introducing them to the spirit of giving as soon as possible will help ensure the next generation is a compassionate bunch willing to lend a helping hand like no other generation before them.

All Inspiring

When families are looking to make a positive difference, create a legacy or teach their children the importance of philanthropy, they turn to Melissa White, Executive Director of the Key Biscayne Community Foundation to connect people who care with causes that matter.

Mosquito Whisperer

Retired U.S. Marine Robert LeBlanc handles the day-to-day operations of SWAT Mosquito Systems and shares how you can protect your family from those pesky buzzers all year round.

Modern Paradise

This exquisite new high-end contemporary home in the heart of Key Biscayne on Glenridge Road was designed by Praxis Studio and features superior custom-designed spaces inside and out.

Fundamental Distinction

Meet the season’s tailored flares, athleisure details, deconstruction and other components that offer character to the new take on basics.

Graphic Intent

Stripes and gridded details find their way through a look based on straightforward silhouettes.

20 Ways To Make A Difference

When we step back to reflect on the characteristics that help define the greater Miami community, volunteerism may not be the first image that comes to mind. Most of the world envisions sun, fun and beautiful people. If you look a bit deeper, there are as many opportunities to engage with the community as there are particles of sand on the beach. Here’s a quick list to get you started.

Kindness Prevails

Through PARK Project’s #WePARK movement, Marly Q. Casanova is encouraging us to create “A World where Everyone Performs Acts of Random Kindness” to ignite the community like never before.

Super-Fly Food

Not sleeping well? Aren’t feeling great? Looking all sorts of blah? It’s time you eat your way to feeling and looking healthier with immune-boosting foods that yield optimal health and wellness benefits.

In Plain Sight

A watch not worn is still a thing of beauty, but only if you can see it. For those who enjoy viewing their timepieces as much as wearing them, the Treasury Safe by Buben-Zorweg is a must.

When The Clock Strikes

Costume balls ranked among the most coveted high-society forms of entertainment in the 1920s. Experience this fanciful affair through the eyes of Marjorie Merriweather Post’s pampered and privileged life in Palm Beach at the Mar-A-Lago Club.

Delectable Eats

Mouthwatering is the word to describe Tutto Pizza & Pasta.

Haute House

The top hotels once took their cues from wealthy homes. Today, upscale homes take design ideas from lavish tourist destinations, often featuring the same beautiful yet durable materials, such as Rosa Gres tiles.

Art Patron

A new digital exhibit, Miami Is… and an Arts Partnership with Miami International University of Art & Design (MIU) are just two of the latest ways InterContinental Miami continues its strong tradition of giving back.

Spring Recycling

This season is the perfect time to clean and de-clutter our lives by recycling items that we no longer find useful, beautiful or needed. Here are some fun ways to clean up without creating more trash.

Omega Balance

We constantly hear how important Omega fatty acids are to our diet, but how much is too much? Controlling the ratio of the two kinds of Omega’s might give your physical and mental health a much-needed boost.

Conversation Pieces

For over 30 years, Art Of Old India has showcased some of the world’s most exotic imports including roofs of old temples that are now beautiful pieces of wall art and hand-carved polychrome animals on wood that adorn forts and palaces.

Boxster Reborn

It’s been almost 20 years since Porsche revolutionized the mid-engine sportscar. They’ve done it again to such an extent it was issued a new model number: 718.

Giving Counts

While it’s clear that charities need proper funding to carry out their missions, a dime can become a dollar with the right vision and roadmap.

Admiring Auberge

Stay home or go out? That’ll be a tough decision at Auberge Miami. The 60-story Arquitectonica-designed tower will feature a slew of impressive on-site amenities at a prime Downtown Miami location.

Ultimate Sophistication

A man’s tie is more than just a piece of attire.

Beautiful Outlook

These beauty products will make you look and feel amazing, and give back in a big way. With so many choices for the consumer in the world of cosmetics, opt for the brands that are environmentally conscientious and doing their part to help make the world a better place.

The Power Of Perricone’s

At Perricone’s, guests feel special from the moment they are escorted to their table — which is why the restaurant has so many regular guests who know exactly what they want to order before they even have a chance to look at the menu.

The 411

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

Cause & Effect

Home décor should add charm, warmth and make a statement. But what if the furnishings and accessories could also do some good in the world? In the spirit of our giving back, the following do just that.

Evening Of Giving

Flying High For Haiti and The Rotary Club held a Brazilian-themed night complete with Brazilian BBQ, music and dancing at The Beach Club.

Visual Artisans

Winter Art Show held an opening reception by members of the ASK Senior Art Class at SunTrust Bank.

Pancakes For All

The Lions Club held their highly anticipated Pancake Breakfast at The Beach Club with proceeds going to diabetics research, hearing impairement and Lighthouse For The Blind.

Excellent Exhibit

Artist Fernando Cuetara presented his latest exhbition entitled Harmony at Centro Cultural Español.

Sky’s The Limit

The 11th installation of “Stone Crabs Under The Stars,” was held at The Beach Club to benefit The Key Biscayne Presbyterian School.

Community Angels

The Women’s Giving Circle Annual Grant Recipients Event at The Palm Court in Ocean Club benefitted women and children in need.

For The Kids

Pan Y Amor hosted another successful champagne and breakfast fundraiser to benefit underprivileged children in Nicaragua.

Stylish Inspiration

Fundacion Armando El Futuro held a fashion show by Designer Angel Yañez at The Towers of Key Biscayne to benefit their cause.

United Art

Artisti Studio Gallery held a reception to showcase an art exhibition by Rita Coll and Monica Campana.


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.