Issue – May/June 2012


Commenoz Gallery hosted a cocktail reception to exhibit the works created by artists: Charlotte Franchissey, Joyce Kaiser, Marcela Olivares, Magdalena Vial and Trudy Wiesenberger during a showcase entitled Time and Space.

HAPPY 60th!

The Key Biscayne Beach Club celebrated its 60th Anniversary with cocktails, music and dinner.

Magnificent milestone

The Key Biscayne Woman’s Club celebrated their 60th Anniversary in style at The Key Biscayne Yacht Club with cocktails, dinner, magic tricks and a fashion show. The Club was founded in 1952 with the purpose of offering scholarships to youths on the island, and has since expanded to benefit numerous other charitable causes.

Reason to Smile

Dr. Maria Yazji celebrated the grand opening of her new, state-of-the-art orthodontic office at 500 Brickell Ave. She ranks among the top 1% of Invisalign providers in North America and also offers her clients hidden braces and smile rejuvenation services.


The Key Biscayne Community School held a Brazilian-themed annual fundraiser with an auction, cocktails, dinner and dancing for parents and teachers to mingle.

Dear Dad

The American Diabetes Association hosted the annual kick-off reception announcing the “2012 Miami Father’s of The Year Award” honorees.

Commodore Ball

The Key Biscayne Yacht Club held their annual Commodore Ball to welcome this year’s new Commodore Hortencia Hacker and Seabell Alexa Holloway.


Eoghan & Barbara Clear arrived from Dublin, Ireland, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Batalha residence in Key Biscayne. Everyone wore green, listened to Irish music and enjoyed refreshing pints of Guinness.


For generations, this single phrase struck fear into the hearts of employees and their spouses. Today, this concept is not on many radars, although it definitely should be if professional ladder-climbing is in the cards.

Tequila Rediscovered

If you’re thinking shots, hopefully you’re just about ready to put those college binge-drinking days behind you. It’s time to reinterpret one of the most misunderstood distilled beverages on the planet like never before.


From aspirational to attainable, these convertible roadsters are sure to keep your head looking up toward the possibilities — top up or down!


Key Biscayner Tim Bryan is passionate about bringing jobs back into America, and has gained national recognition for the progress of his initiatives; it’s work to be very proud of, and work that’s being handled from his home office on the Key.

Key Biscayne Magazine’ s HAUTE MOMMAS 2012

On an island where family reigns supreme and parents often have to juggle home life, work and community without a hitch, we tap our hats toward a few world-class moms who masterfully balance every aspect of their life with pure love and total devotion.

Tasty Surprise

The newly re-opened The Rusty Pelican on Virginia Key is better than ever after a much-anticipated overhaul, with a new look, a new chef, a revamped menu…and, luckily, the same spectacular views!

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.

Live it up!

Ah, the living room. The place where the family is most likely to get together — and get connected. Whether you use this central room as an entertainment mecca or prefer to keep it off-limits until your guests arrive, these picks are sure to take this all-important space in your home to the next level.

Amazing Abode

This spectacular Key Biscayne home is at once breathtaking and functional — for just about any size family. Ample, luxurious spaces throughout — inside and out — allow for many opportunities to live, relax and entertain at home.

New-Age Parenting

If you want your kids to grow up to be the best they can be in today’s society, read on to find out how you can do just that and more in today’s complex, ever-evolving world.

Total Inspiration

Flavia Llizo of American Diabetes Association is doing everything she can to raise awareness for the cause she is so passionate about. What’s even more remarkable is that she’s also on a mission to inspire people to make the world a better place by getting involved in whatever way they can.

Yacht Party

The Volvo Ocean Race is possibly the most exciting sailing event in the world. This race around the globe includes stops in Europe, South America and Asia through some of the most treacherous seas on Earth.

Natural Inspiration

If you want to spruce up your poolside ambiance, check out these hot options sure to add some splash to any outdoor area you plan to utilize when the sun starts to scorch.

Museum Mania

Looking for a reason to check out Miami’s impressive array of museums and cultural attractions? You’ve just found it.

Tech Fix

Having computer trouble? Even if you aren’t, it might be worth giving Computer Maintenance, Inc., a call. Just like with your car, you shouldn’t always wait until something goes wrong to get it serviced.

Smart Planning

The Kings Cross Development in chic West London is one of the most ambitious projects the city has seen in years — and London is hardly a development-shy town.

Space Time

The challenges of space exploration and the beauty of the stars have provided ample inspiration for the makers of luxury timepieces. Here are two stunning examples of watch-making at its finest.

Future Drive

Looking to take your road zoom to the next level? You’re in luck. Increasingly, automakers are integrating the latest and the coolest technologies into their new releases in order to keep up with the ever-evolving tech tools we use in our everyday lives. We’ve gathered a few of the new trends we’re most excited about. If you’re not keen on change, stick to your skateboards and bikes. These innovations are for serious drivers only.

Cyber Organizers

Stress puts wear-and-tear on both the body and the mind. Oftentimes, the two strongest forces for combating it are exercise and organization. We can’t force you to the gym, but we can offer you these awesome online tools for adding a little structure to a few stress-inducing tasks: travel, taxes and staying informed.

Handbag Impact

Would you wear the same pair of beat-up shoes with every outfit? We hope not! Similarly, the most well put-together ensemble in the world will fall to pieces if you finish it with the same old frumpy handbag.

Better Gear

It’s time to turn in that ratty t-shirt and cut-off pair of sweatpants and get some gear that will truly help your workout. Sure, those old favorites seem comfortable when you slip them on, but they can have some unpleasant side effects when used for intense physical activity. The truth is that not all workout wear is created equal. Try these picks on for size next time a good sweat is on the agenda.

Haute Cider

For fine-craft beverage lovers, there’s a new kid on the block…or rather, and old one finally coming back into vogue.

The Blue Lagoon

Want to really warm up this summer? Head to the frozen north. The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is truly a world wonder. This luxurious spa is set on a natural spring of geothermal spring water featuring a startling concentration of minerals on its journey from 2,000 feet below sea level to the surface. It’s a stunning piece of geography that will let you truly rejuvenated your mind, body and soul.

Earth Saver

Want to help save the environment? How about if you could bulk up the contents of your wallet at the same time?

Summer Glow

Who says summer makeup has to be all about neon? For those who don’t dig chartreuse suits, there’s Dior’s new Garden Party Collection.

The Traveling Spouse

Professionals of all walks often find themselves packing luggage, and leaving behind their loved ones. Committing to one’s job is essential in every profession but when it begins to interfere with your marriage or time spent with your kids, stop and listen to the following tips from Psychotherapist & LMFT Lisette Beraja.

Family Matters

When we decided to launch our special Mother’s Day edition a few years ago, we never anticipated it would become such a cherished tradition on the island.

The 411

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

Mom’s Mary

This Mother’s Day, start the day off right with a Cucumber Bloody Mary, a lighter version of the brunch classic — and feel free to spice it up a bit for those moms who like it hot!


Island Hop

A glimpse into Key Biscayne’s dynamic social scene

Home Is Where Mom is

From the moment her baby arrives in the world, a mother’s instincts awaken, guiding her through the joys and challenges of motherhood — offering comfort in times of distress and encouragement in moments of triumph.