Issue – July/August 2010

Happy Birthday!

Karla Bueno celebrated her 40th birthday at her Key Biscayne residence with her friends and family during a joyous gathering complete with singing, dancing and entertainment. All the guests received a CD with Karla’s favorite songs.

Tasty Opening

Putino Restaurant held their Grand Opening at The Square Shopping Center in Key Biscayne with owners Cristoforo & Giada Pignata. Success is inevitable — and tasty!


The Key Biscayne Lions Club held their annual Argentine-Style BBQ at the Key Biscayne Beach Club, with music, dancing and lots and lots of food!

Hollywood Night

Hollywood Night came to the Key Biscayne Yacht Club as guests arrived dressed as their favorite Hollywood movie star, impressions included.

Grand Celebration

The Grand Bay Club held their 13th Anniversary party with cocktails, dinner and dancing. It was a great success for all the members to enjoy!

Giving Back

The Eileen McCaughan Memorial Scholarship Fund event was held at Party’s by Pat. Since 1989, friends and family hold an annual pasta dinner to raise funds for the scholarship. Over 100 scholarships have been awarded since its inception, and over $200,000 in scholarship money has been given to more than 100 students in need.

Family Fun

Cool-de-Sac in South Miami is quickly becoming the place for families to see and be seen thanks to their delicious gourmet meals and activities for the whole family.


Nikolas Aixala celebrated his First Communion with a party at his home where friends and family gathered for a beautiful luncheon with music and entertainment. It was a day full of joy, love and laughter!

East African Night

The Key Biscayne Presbyterian Church School held an East African Night serving regional delicacies from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya and Uganda. A silent auction was held with all proceeds benefitting the building of the Tikeet Hospital in West Pokot, Kenya.

Designer Martini

You don’t have to shell out the big bucks for accessories from a top designer. This year don’t worry about what’s around your neck or on your finger — just take a sip and look fabulous with this designer libation that goes with anything.


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

A Family Affair

If you’re looking for the perfect place to combine family fun and tasty fare, head over to Cool-de-Sac in South Miami and discover a restaurant where quality dining meets family values under one roof.

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.

Worldly Duo

For the Marturets, two very different lives filled with travel and exceptional experiences lead them to one another — and eventually Key Biscayne. And neither of them would have it any other way.


From hundreds of reader-submitted and Facebook 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.

Radiant Residence

This sprawling Key Biscayne home in The Ocean Club features all the luxuries of paradise with enough opulence, style and space to keep you entertained for an entire lifetime.

Paradise Pretty!

Want to look your best this summer? We scoured South Florida to bring you the best beauty, fashion and style tips for 2010’s hottest seson. What we found will make you look great all year long, no matter what the temperature.

Guiding Light

For 20 years, Sheila Cruse fostered the growth of St. Agnes Academy, creating a community of loving teachers and nurtured students. As she moves toward the next chapter in her life, she leaves with only optimism for the school’s future.


Island Hop

A glimpse into Key Biscayne’s dynamic social scene

Sweet Treats

From the Everything Cookie to PB&J, Blueberry Cheesecake and S’Mores, Chip City has a flavor for just about any taste in Miami and beyond.