Issue – July/August 2008


Green Grass House Boutique recently held a photography exhibition for two artists, Emiliano Scatarzi with Telavisione and Kenneth Rubenoff with his work entitled Optical Beauty. The event included an art showcase, live music by DJ San Martin and cameos by some of Brickell’s finest as well as appearances by various artists.


Peterson’s Harley-Davidson South recently hosted a historical weekend that celebrated their 30th year in business. Harley fans enjoyed an interactive photo gallery timeline, an impressive museum and antique collection, cocktails, rock ‘n’ roll, stunt shows and autograph sessions by record-breaking Harley-Davidson daredevil Bubba Blackwell.


Mercedes-Benz USA recently sponsored a Southern Automotive Media Association luncheon at The Shore Club in South Beach that gave journalists the opportunity to preview the new 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG. Hosts Geoff Day and Greg O’Shea made sure each guest got the full tour of the new ride.


Guests gathered to celebrate The Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce’s 50th anniversary with a gala filled with laughter, drinks and dancing at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne.


There’s a new Mexican eatery in town called Takitos and it promises to satiate the appetites of even the hungriest families. If the grand opening was any indication, this place is going to be a welcome addition to the island’s culinary scene.


Trini in Private’s private grand opening extravaganza attracted South Florida’s finest to Trini’s newest location at the Alliance Francaise Village at 618 SW 8th Street for an exclusive tour of her new salon.


Woof Gang Bakery recently opened its doors to Key Biscayne’s people and pets, introducing their wholesome dog food and treats using human-grade ingredients as well as their stylish boutique items, apparel, collars, leads, bowls, toys and distinctive doggie spa products.

PArranda colombiana

Guests joined rising Colombian star Adriana Lucia at Casa Paloma on South Mashta Drive to celebrate her new album, Porro Nuevo, with live performances amid sea breezes and tropical cocktails at sunset.


The Key Biscayne Yacht Club started a 365-day cruise with Commodore Ed London and Seabelle Captain Marilyn Borroto at the helm. The first port-of-call was Rio de Janeiro, where guests enjoyed suave samba, tasty cachaças, sultry dancers and a world-class churrasquería dinner by Chef Miguel. It was well after midnight that all the guests retired to their cabins, eagerly anticipating the next day’s offerings.


The World, the only private residential community at sea, hosted a private gathering at the new Peter Lik Gallery on Lincoln Road for friends, family and associates.


Your guide to the best entertainment, shopping, dining, libations & relaxation in South Florida.


If it’s the best pizza in town you’re craving, head over to Tutto Pizza at the edge of The Roads for a taste of their unique 12-inch gourmet feasts that range from festive to sweet.

Sleek Enclave

Perhaps one of the most intriguing homes ever built on Key Biscayne, this architectural masterpiece that resides in the heart of Harbor Drive is at once iconic and entertaining with plenty of room for living in between.


The men and women you’re about to meet are as beautiful inside as they are out. From hundreds of reader-submitted nominations to the selections of an independent panel of beauty experts based on photos in Key Biscayne Magazine to our editorial board picks, we¹ve made sure the very best made the final cut. In the ensuing pages, you’ll see the finalists at their most glamorous while getting a little glimpse into their lives and personalities. If you happen to run into them around town, don’t hesitate to gawk, pose in a photo with them or ask for their autograph. Who knows? Maybe next year you’ll find yourself in your very own glamour spread and magazine cover as one of the island’s finest.


Evoking a sense of ‘50s Hollywood glam with Alice in Wonderland undertones and design details inspired by Galway’s romantic coastline, The G Hotel is a design dream come to life — and your next stop for a world-class vacation experience.

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 to 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.

The Principles of Pretty

What you’re about to read is sharper than the most precise cosmetic surgeon’s knife...and a lot funnier. Someone needed to put what we’ve all been thinking into words. Guys: This one is for the ladies, but you can thank us for providing this service later.


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.