Issue – April 2019

The 411

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

Lavish Linens

Continuing with family tradition, 27 years ago, seasoned global travelers Adriana & Romeu Trussardi set out to create a direct-to-consumer, world-class bed & bath company by hand-selecting the softest, highest-quality European fabrics and combining them with their modern, timeless and sophisticated design aesthetic.

Island Living

If you’re in the market for a spacious new home, complete with privacy and all the luxury amenities you demand, Lake Villa 2, Penthouse 2 may be the exclusive listing you’ve been searching for.

Action Fashion

Take athleisure to another level by combining functional gear with high-fashion statement pieces.

A Life Of Giving

It’s debatable whether it’s better to give than to receive but ask any lottery winner when handed an oversized check with more 0’s than a box of doughnuts and they’ll argue the latter. For the rest of us, being philanthropic is an extremely fulfilling experience.

The Nurturer

As Executive Director of The Commonwealth Institute South Florida, Laurie Davis works with hundreds of amazing women in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties as part of a vision to unleash the potential of women leaders to drive successful businesses while inspiring those around them.

All Together

Springtime is here and it’s the perfect time to take advantage of some exciting events around town before the steamy summer arrives.

Vroom Factor

Aston Martin has a long and colorful history drenched in seriously epic cars that turn gasoline into splendid noise. The latest offering demonstrates the passion to build great rides is alive and well.

Elegant Ear Sounds

Haute techies take note, French Fashion house Louis Vuitton has come up with the world’s most divine set of earbuds.

Virtual Fitness

Why settle for your usual whole body workout when you can fly? Welcome to the ICAROS physical immersion system, which combines fitness and virtual reality to create exciting and effective exercise experiences.

Painting Change

Though they still remain small in number compared to conventional grand-making institutions, Artist-Endowed Foundations are a growing force for world change.

Spring Sayings

When the season of rebirth arrives and the says get just a little longer, rejoice in the wise words uttered by these most thoughtful minds.

Immersive Sights

The Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami has a series of exceptional exhibits for art lovers on view through this summer.

Easter Yay!

From the Easter bunny to egg hunts, discover a few fun facts about the sweetest holiday of the year.

Ultimate Abode

Whether it’s a crystal chandelier, an opulent bathroom piece or artistic hardware for your doors, these “jewelry for the home” pieces give any residence a personal stamp.

Cowboy Time

Ralph Lauren is best known for his ability to capture the rugged elegance of the Old West in his clothing lines. He now works his magic in leather and precious metals, as seen in his iconic American Western timepiece collection.

En Pointe

The Miami City Ballet is more than just breathtaking performances. Their world-renowned school offers school year and summer intensive training for children through pre-professionals with a strong series of community engagement programs.

Fashion Sight

Mariela Ortega understands beauty, whether it’s personal styling for the rich and famous, fashion branding or ad campaign art direction.

Exhilarating Lifestyle

Featuring sophisticated details and understated style, Reach & Rise residences are designed to give residents and guests absolutely everything they want and need, right in the heart of Miami.

Creature Comforts

Cargo, the exclusive in-car commerce provider to Uber recently announced its Miami launch and riders are ecstatic about the possibilities.

Living & Giving

The other day I was discussing how my high school required students to have a certain number of volunteer hours completed before graduating.

VIP Experiences

A Taste-Full Experience with Costa Med Owner Antonio Braschi and Sommelier Stefano Campanini was a highlight of The Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show along with a meet & mingle with Million Dollar Listing real estate Icon Josh Flagg.

Bubbly Brunch

The VeritageMiami Bubbly Brunch sparkled at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne with Pubbelly’s Chef José Mendín as the creative force behind the Bubbly Brunch menu. Guests enjoyed savory dishes, raised their glasses with Champagne G.H. Mumm and bid on glorious wines, lavish vacations, sparkling jewelry and much more, all to benefit United Way of Miami-Dade.

Making a Difference

The Key Biscayne Women’s Giving Circle held a special luncheon at The Ocean Club to honor 2019 Grant Recipients.

Lasting Legacy

Novecento’s Javier Cividini held a reception honoring Women’s Day where Paulina Montes received an award for all the work she has done for Fundacion Manos Del Sur.

Match Point

At Match Point Passion, a celebration of the Miami Open, guests of the JW Marriott Marquis Miami, Brickell Magazine & Key Biscayne Magazine and Outside the Ball, enjoyed Mediterranean temptations from Boulud Sud and drinks from Tequila Revolución during an evening with topranked tennis players, cocktails and passion.

VIP Preview

Brigitte Nachtigall from Great Properties International Realty and the developers of 880 Harbor Drive hosted a special VIP Preview of the magnificent waterfront estate which was just finished and is absolutely stunning.

Day to Remember

Miami Author & Editor Brett Graff celebrated her birthday at Seaspice with a selection of the city’s most glamorous and prominent personalities.


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.