Issue – May/June 2014

Greener Pastures

As a culture, we’re more educated about health and food and how they correlate than ever before. This knowledge is essential to decoding the ever-changing buzzwords that decorate our menus and retail shelves.

REality Augmented

The SLS LUX was created to appease the senses in the heart of Brickell with breathtaking interiors, a world-class façade and an extensive menu of amenities sure to yield an exclusive lifestyle like none other.

Inglorious Barrels

When it comes to whiskey, the type you opt for could say more about your personality than you might guess. But getting a taste of all the varieties is essential to know which one wets your whistle the best.

Blushing Mommy

This fruity concoction packs a delicious punch that will give all the mommies in your life the perfect amount of buzz-inducing sweetness to help her open all of her Mother’s Day presents with a smile.

Golden Moments

From the Amazon Basin to the banks of the River Guaiba in Porto Alegre — a total of 12 cities across Brazil are playing host to the 2014 FIFA World Cup this summer.

Family Ties

These Key Biscayne moms are on a mission filled with pure love and total devotion to ensure that their kids lead the happiest lives possible and that all their dreams are come true no matter what their aspirations.

Timeless Gifts

We see the same problem every Mother’s and Father’s Day, children furrowing their brow in front of the display cases trying to figure out what to buy. To ensure satisfied and grateful parents this year, I’ve scoured the world of Horology to bring you the hottest trends in fine watches.

Socially Speaking

Picking your friends wisely is just part of the equation when it comes to your social network and the individuals who surround you in life and online.

Awareness Raiser

For Michelle Costa, helping those suffering from autism and autism-related disabilities is a life’s mission she strives each day to educated people about through her work with locally-based CARD.

Winning Parenting

Most of us can agree that we all have something special inside of us that sets us apart — whether it’s a knack for the creative, a way with numbers, or a passion for putting words together. But inspiring your child to reach their true potential in whatever they’re naturally good at isn’t always an easy mission…but it IS possible.

Oblique Sharpness

Angular lines and architecture combine with sharp tailoring and minimalistic details that feature a classic touch within an extensive color palette showcasing timeless masculine looks that can go from day to night in one style swap.

Constructivist Minimalism

Sharp lines and geometry depict the meaning of minimalism with soft layers that own simplicity and capture the beauty and elegance of an exceptional season’s wardrobe

Family Biz

Using an insurance policy as collateral with a bank and having the bank pay the insurance premiums via a loan has long existed in the property and casualty business. Fortunately, Premium Finance Group brings the concept to the life insurance market with the finesse, attention to detail and expert personal attention that has come to define the family company since its inception.

Personal Touches

Whether simple or shouting “look at me,” the right accent piece turns a house into a home. There’s no doubt that these pieces, some of which verge on works of art, would make a statement in any room.

Feeling United

One recent Sunday while I was sitting around twiddling my thumbs and staring at the wall blankly, I got a text inviting me to a cookout on the mainland.

Furniture Dynasty

When the family behind Floridian Furniture arrived to Miami in 1966, they decided to enter into the furniture business in the hopes of offering well-made pieces for the home and office at an honest price.

Cool Summer

If you eat with your eyes and believe beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then set your sights on the dessert menu at Porfirio’s Restaurante.

Iconic Adventures

If you’re looking for unforgettably positive travel experiences around the globe but aren’t sure where to start, let Epic Road help you plan the trip of a lifetime.

Winning Watches

Show the world that you’ve got game with these unique Christophe Claret watches that celebrate Lady Luck.

Look Twice

Diana Contreras a.k.a Didi-Rok isn’t worried about following in the trends that came before her, she’s carving her way through Miami’s art scene, all the while campaigning for the social change we desperately need.

The Right Setting

Functional and unique, these 4-6 bedroom homes on lush 15,000-sq.-ft. lots are part of a private oasis that encompasses an exclusive community.

Labor Of Love

Visual Artist Antuan Rodriguez and Restaurateur Rene Buroz want to include you in their interactive art project debuting this month. But don’t rush to personalize your paintbrushes, instead pick up a dessert spoon.

Cooking Vacation

It’s no secret that following a healthy diet, finding time for exercise and practicing mindful eating are all tried and true ways to stay in shape.

Certified Humane

Organic foods have long graced store shelves. But there’s another label that may be just as important. Here’s something to start looking for on your grocery products.

Biz Flow

Just about every business deals with cashflow challenges. Maintaining sufficient cashflow may not be a day-to-day problem for a company with vast financial resources, but for medium-size companies, maximizing cashflow is critical to success.

Waist Flaunt

High-waisted pants have been popping up with increasing frequency. But one attractive addition to this trend is the high-waisted bikini.

Driven + Dangerous

Anna De Ferran’s quickly budding musical career is a testament that hard work, dedication and natural talent will make even the harshest critics sing along.

Fishing For Information

Ever stand in the seafood section of your grocery store, look at those little signs with the fish name, and falter a little bit? What’s better: Farm-raised or wild? Alaskan or Chilean? Well, now there’s a new program to help you with those decisions.

Skin Interest

Of the 1,400 sunscreens reviewed by The Environmental Working Group (EWG) last year, only a quarter of them were found to provide adequate protection. Make sure yours is not part of that small fraction with these picks.

Love Cakes

Mother’s know best. That’s why mother of 3 Mariana Cortez makes everything with love, including her vegan and gluten-free miniature cupcakes from Bunnie Cakes, Miami’s first vegan bakery.

Jeep Racer

Jeep’s new Grand Cherokee SRT proves not all SUVs are big, boxy and no fun.

The 411

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

Tasty meets

Tutto Pizza & Pasta hosted a special Networker to bring folks on The Key together for sips, bites and great company.

Best Wishes

John Sierra celebrated his birthday with his wife Pily Queipo among close friends and family at their home in Island House.

Art Day

The Key Biscayne Rotary Club Art Festival celebrated its 50th Anniversary with artists from all over the U.S. showcasing their work.

Exceptional Easter

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne hosted an unforgettable Easter Brunch complete with tons of surprises to celebrate the occasion.

Get Involved

PhilanthroFest brought the community together by showcasing South Florida’s top non-profits and philanthropic orgs.

Beautiful Showcase

A private jewelry showing of Irene Sazingg’s 2014 Spring/Summer Line was held to benefit Ayuvi, a foundation that brings joy to kids with cancer.

Happy Times

Magaly Laplana recently celebrated her birthday amongst some of her closest family and friends at her home on Harbor Drive.


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.