Issue – April 2023

Island Hopping

Key Biscayners were out in full force this season as a charitable force took hold and the philanthropic spirit was alive and well to the benefit of all those in need of a helping hand.

Lasting Legacy 

Just as you would pass down a priceless family heirloom to future generations, inspiring the spirit of giving to all those in your life can set off a domino effect that has the power to change the world.

Financial Solutions

Amerant Bank is committed to helping its clients succeed, with a new Head of Wealth Management, Andy Garganta, and Head of International Banking, Pedro Parra; as well as some exciting new initiatives to go along with their new space.

On The Town

Showstopping wardrobe essentials that transition from day to night for maximum impact, no matter the agenda.

Power Of Giving

When it comes to donating time, talent and treasure, Key Biscayners always make philanthropy a priority. Meet a few of the island’s inspirational Angels Among Us, who are making an impact and setting an example for generations to come.

Generous Nature

Being part of the roll-out of the Jackson Health response to the COVID-19 pandemic was awe-inspiring and something that Matthew Grosack is truly proud of.

Star Spotter

Are “smart telescopes” the future of astronomy? The Unistellar eVscope 2, which digitally filters out the light pollution and other obstructions that makes traditional viewing so difficult, would make us say: YES!

Driving Style

Studio Casti’s DrivePod is an incredibly realistic Professional Driving Simulator designed to ensure unique, high-adrenaline emotions and an equally exhilarating diving experience — while also looking great in the most haute homes.

Operatic Fun

Opera’s most beloved rascal, the Barber of Seville, Figaro, who helps Count Almaviva woo and win the lovely Rosina, takes audiences on a comedic tour de force in Florida Grand Opera’s presentation of this madcap classic.

Rich Symbolism

Through Fiona Krüger’s artistic approach to haute horlogerie and L’Epée 1839’s know-how, the skull has been re-interpreted into a mechanical painting for the 21st Century.

Working Together

Branches provides life-changing opportunities for hardworking families and their children to break the cycle of poverty. Its programs focus on education and financial wellness.

Exceptional Staycations

Escape the ordinary and enjoy the comforts of fresh air poolside, good food and pristine rooms at a friendly rate for SLS Brickell’s fellow Floridians and guests from neighboring states.

Jewelry Legend

Iconic “by appointment only” private jewelry salon Diamonds On The Key not only celebrates its 15th Anniversary in Key Biscayne, but owner Christina Termine additionally commemorates her impressive 40th year in the fine jewelry industry.

Spyder Bite

The first blast of sound emanating from the McClaren 765LT’s quad-tipped titanium exhaust provides a hint of the raw power on tap.

Sun Worshipper

The new 80 Sunreef Power Pronto is a universal multi-hull yacht for long cruises in ultimate comfort. Taking luxury and seaworthiness to a new dimension, this dynamic and elegant craft redefines the authentic power catamaran design.

Love & Hope

The League Against Cancer, or “La Liga Contra El Cancer,” is a nonprofit organization that serves patients who lack the financial means to cover the costs of their treatment. For Manny Alfonso, chairing the legendary Telethon this year is a dream come true.

Stress-Free Living

Condo life comes with its perks. From friendly neighbors to lavish amenities, condominiums are a great option for first-time homebuyers and people looking to enjoy homeownership without extensive upkeep.

Intimately Delicious

Just across the bridge in Coconut Grove, Midorie is a new traditional Japanese restaurant that uses simple, time-honored techniques to offer an authentic sushi and donburi dining experience.

Cookie

A 9-month-old delight, weighing in at 38 lbs., Cookie is a Terrier Mix puppy that’s a happy, independent girl who can be a little reserved at first but after a few minutes of meeting, she’s ready to be your friend.

Warm Hearted

The 2023 South Florida Heart Ball honors survivors, patrons and volunteers of the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health.

Increasing Acceptance

Be Strong International has and teaches Heart Skills and healthy relationship education to everyone — from young people with their parents, to adults with family and co-workers. We all need to learn how to avoid toxic situations and avoid risky behaviors.

Breaking Boundaries

The Flite Ultra L Board combines the responsive ride of a surf foil, with the power of an eFoil. At 49.6 lbs., including the 14 lb. battery, it’s also the world’s lightest; while delivering 45 minutes of foil time.

Time Capsule

In honor of the firm’s 135th birthday, Swiss watchmaker Carl F. Bucherer launches an exciting new line of Manero timepieces.

Greater  good

The other evening my wife and I found ourselves in an impromptu wine tasting with an interesting group of a dozen or so movers-and-shakers from all over the city.

Popular

Modern Marvel

The epitome of island living at its finest with plenty of space for family fun and entertaining, this recently remodeled 4 bed/3 bath townhouse at 668 Fernwood Road #2 in Key Biscayne is the perfect place to call home.

Innovative Living

California Closets Miami’s new, soon to open showroom is where dreams become reality. All set in a warm and welcoming space that immerses one in their large selection of design solutions, styles, finishes and accessories for every room in the home.