Issue – April 2017

Promising Pieces

No longer enough to simply be modish, today’s top furnishings and accessories must also manage a modicum of environmental sustainability to compete in our enlightened marketplace. Check out these items that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are ethically assuaging.

Modern Marvel

Completed in 2016 and designed by Marta Zubillaga of Zubillaga Design, this adjusted 4,553 sq. ft. ultramodern home — with an overall area of 7,690 sq. ft. — is located in the heart of Key Biscayne.

Bold Quality

Whether sleek in silhouette or bright in color, both values present the impact of style and living, integrated for this season and beyond.

Give & Get

Perfect weather. Beautiful beaches. Endless servings of croquetas. There are countless ways we, as enthusiastic citizens, have taken from our city. Herewith: 20 FUN ways to give back.

Touching Lives

An integral aspect of the Key Biscayne community, Ed & Claire London bear a success not measured in networths and property values. To this philanthropic couple, true success has only one barometer: The number of lives they touch.


From helping build a school in a hillside barrio of Quito, Ecuador, to rubbing elbows with Manhattan and Dublin society, one writer shares the experiences she’s had meeting interesting people through philanthropy.

Ensuring Education

As President & CEO of the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Evelio C. Torres works to help children reach their full potential every day by providing school readiness services to over 50,000 young children yearly.

Power Pooches

This spring, why not greet the warm weather with a brand new walking buddy? Below are some furry friends from surrounding shelters who’d love to start a new life with you.

Giving Gladly

Drawing deeply from the community they love so much, Mercy Hospital’s volunteers form an integral portion of the compassionate caregiving Mercy supplies our community.

The COS Of Simplicity

Effortless. Airy. Undeniably modern. Newly opened boutique COS is asking the Magic City to reconsider what satisfies as style.

Standing United

Big news on the philanthropy front: The United Way Of Miami-Dade turns 93 this month, making it almost an even century The Magic City has been touched by this outstandingly obliging organization.


Irrefutable proof that the Key Biscayne Postal Service takes the carriage of the Isle’s correspondence very seriously, the below image is assumed to have been taken in the aftermath of 1965’s Hurricane Betsy, at the Corner of Ridgewood & West Enid Drive.

Salvage Sculptor

With a wide body of work that always makes one look twice, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe’s recycled sculptures are a bold mix of the Seussian and the sobering.

Vegan Victuals

In honor of Earth Day, we’ve combed our neighborhoods for the best cruelty-free cuisine our city has to offer. Here are some top picks for moral (and mouth-watering) eateries.

Next Steps

Ready to take the giant leap from being a philanthropist who supports causes near and dear to your heart to starting an actual non-profit of your very own? You’ll need to keep the below tips in mind to help complement your noble intentions.

Bare Beauty

A measured refutation of the contentious conviction that a woman is only beautiful when encrusted in cosmetics, the look du jour for this season? Bold and bare.

Crafty Cabinetry

Servicing North America for an even half-century, Downsview Kitchens is a one-stop spot for the finest in kitchen cabinetry.

Timeless Style

Founded in Frankfurt in 1921, Braun AG evolved into a leading manufacturer of audio equipment, consumer appliances, timepieces and personal grooming products. The company’s trademark is designs that belong in a museum of modern art.

Island Life

Interested in living on the island? Or maybe you’re already a Key Rat looking to expand your peninsular portfolio? Whatever the reason, we’ve gathered some of the hottest properties in the village from some of the island’s top producers.

Shockingly Good

Tesla Motors’ groundbreaking Model 3 made the electric car a viable option, combining technology with sensual styling. They are now back with the Model X, a crossover that adds a big jolt of functionality to the mix.

Voice For The Voiceless

Enlightening the lives of miniature Miamian’s for the last 30 years, below is just one example of the many charitable changes the Voices For Children Foundation have made in our city.

Shoegazing Supreme

Seeking to further satisfy their clientele, a number of exciting new changes are coming to the Neiman Marcus at Shops At Merrick Park. First on the list? A massive expansion of an already impressive shoe selection.

Too Cool

Summer’s coming! Are you prepared to beat the heat? Farrey’s Lighting + Bath carries all kinds of stylish options to make sure your home looks every bit as cool as it feels.

SlopeSide Sabbaticals

Looking for an engaging, exhilarating weekend away this month? Key Biscayne-based Ski USA has a couple of ideas for the Miamian who thinks they’ve tried everything.

Tropical Gulp

In honor of Earth Day this month, pair two of Mother Nature’s most delicious creations to make a kiwi–pineapple-banana cocktail that will have you and your friends buzzing well into the summer.

The 411

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

Bon Manje

Tassot. Kasav. Queue de Boeuf. If those words don’t make your mouth water, then you’re not living in Miami. With a rising rate of migration, readers shouldn’t be surprised if some Haitian creations soon become as commonplace as a media noche.

Cause Leaders

Fundacion Manos Del Sur & Pan Y Amor held their Annual Champagne Breakfast with a fashion show by Coco Paris at The Rusty Pelican.

Exclusive Unveiling

The Elmir Group and Cervera Real Estate hosted a brokers’ open house to reveal the completion of a home in the heart of Coconut Grove

Innovative Designs

Looking to continue its mission to unveil local design talents, Farrey’s Lighting Design Contest returned for its 6th edition at the company’s North Miami showroom.

Giving Hearts

The Giving Circle held their annual luncheon to further their mission of growing philanthropy by supporting programs for women and children.

Coming Together

The Key Biscayne Condominium President’s Council (KBCPC) held a well-attended Annual Meting at The Ocean Club with Keynote Speaker Gary Gross, Key Biscayne Village Council Member.


Culinary Excellence

Savor the essence of world-class cuisine at Toscana Mare in The Towers at Key Biscayne, an oasis of serenity for those seeking the finest in Italian and Mediterranean dishes.

Catalysts Of Change

When it comes to contributing time, skills, and resources, this year’s Angels Among Us consistently prioritize philanthropic efforts with a mindset of giving. Get acquainted with some of the island’s most generous residents who are leaving a lasting legacy that inspires others to make their own impact on the world.