Issue – July/August 2009

Pretty in Pink

Every gal’s favorite color takes on new meaning with this colorful twist on a classic piña colada that’s perfect morning, noon and night this summer.


From fashion to artwork to glamourous gatherings and everything in between Green Grass near Mary Brickell Village is at the forefront of the excitement of The Magic City. Even their online boutique at is haute, haute, haute!


Casa Felipe hosted a silent auction at their haven of cigar and wine to benefit the community and show people that if you have time to enjoy the finer things in life you should also make time to give back.

Gala por una Causa

The second annual Gala por una Causa was held in Miami on Saturday June 13th at The Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne, and it was an international night of solidarity with the Dominican Republic.


Amparo Castro celebrated the union of Ana Maria Caballero and Nelson Valle in matriomony at her home in The Ocean Club. Friends Claudia Lloreda, Alba Lucia Giraldo and Puli Noguera planned the event in honor of the joyous occasion.

Birthday Parties!

Key Biscayne residents Carlo and Valentina Pozzali hosted a dinner party with all their friends to celebrate their respective birthdays. It was a lovely night filled with Italian food, music and dancing.

Special Occasion

Mr. & Mrs. Fuchs celebrated their daughter’s bat mitzvah during a beautiful evening at The Ocean Club in Key Biscayne. Guests enjoyed the sights, sounds and exclusivity of this unique haven by the sea.


The Ibis Lounge in Key Biscayne has become the island’s official hub where everything from birthday parties to karaoke sessions and wedding celebrations take place.


The team at IMBU Modeling School wants aspiring models to reach their goals both professionally and in life. Their experienced staff was on hand at this event with essential industry tips and tools that help yield success in this highly competitive field.


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

Island Yum!

When Key Biscayne culinary staple Costa Med got a complete makeover recently, no one knew how the community would react. Luckily for the new owners, it not only satiated appetites, it has left many patrons hungry for more.


At Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables, family shopping experiences take on new meaning thanks to an ultra-welcoming ambiance that allows the kids to jump in anticipation as Fido wags his tail with excitement while you shop ‘till you drop.

Fit for Life

World-renowned trainer Adita Yrizarry-Lang and her team are flexing their motivational muscles at Inner Strength Studios, where a healthy lifestyle is the norm and fitness and function fuse to have you feeling fantastic from the inside out.

Spa Dreams

At Le Petite Spa, little girls become pampered princesses for their birthdays and special occasions — facials, nail, hair, makeup and skincare included.


From hundreds of reader-submitted nominations to the selections of an independent panel of beauty experts and our editorial board picks, we hope you agree that this year’s finalists all represent want makes the residents of Key Biscayne truly beautiful — from the inside out.

Functional Living

If you’re looking to transform a regular home into a dream home, look no further than LIGON, a one-stop-shop that will take form and function to a whole level.

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.

Ultimate Stay!

If you’re looking for a world-class escape this summer, but don’t want to load up the entire family for a cross-country jaunt or to head overseas, you might want to check out — and check-in to — the Viceroy in Brickell.

The Fresh Elegance of Summer

I named my new collection “Elegance Nature.” In it, I capture the spirit and spontaneity of nature by incorporating the sweet and subtle colors of spring. The key for any look this summer is no-fuss, simple and sexy.


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.