Issue – July/August 2011


Together with his family and closest friends, Sean Wolfington celebrated his 40th birthday with a surprise party at Casa Tua. Sean’s wife planned the entire event, flying in Sean’s immediate family, friends and colleagues for a celebration that took place almost 3 weeks before Sean’s real birthday!


Bernarda Avendanio & Ursula Barrantes-Tarafa celebrated their dual birthdays thanks to supreme party planners Maria Claudia Delloca and Florencia Goodward. Fireworks, a Cirque Du Soleil-style show and mariachis rounded out the experience.


Elisa & Joan Ramon Pujol celebrated their farewell party with friends during a night full of emotions. They are returning back to Spain after a decade in Key Biscayne.


Scalina restaurateur Tom Billante hosted a special VIP Grand Opening party to welcomed some of the most influential business people in South Florida to his restaurant.


The Ritz-Carlton held a reception to introduce The Ritz-Carlton Collection Destination Club to area VIPs and special guests.


The Kappens hosted a party to celebrate the 15th birthday of their son Ushaia Miguel. More than 150 guests enjoyed a magical night filled with laser lights, great music, delicious cocktails and hors d’oeuvres throughout what culminated as an unforgettable night with the appearance of a belly dancer.


Puntino Pizzeria held their much-anticipated grand opening at The Square. Guests left satisfied and ready for more!


Lupe Polegre celebrated her birthday with a surprise party organized by her husband and kids, and included the family’s most intimate friends.


A cocktail reception and silent auction to benefit The Marjorie Stoneman Biscayne Nature Center was hosted by Jean Paul and Stacia Bahamondes in Key Biscayne.

The 411

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

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.

Play Ball!

The New Marlins Ballpark not only redefines state-of-the-art, it’s also set to become an instant landmark in South Florida thanks to an exciting mix of entertainment, shopping, dining, drinking, concerts, and, of course, plenty of opportunities to enjoy America’s favorite pastime.


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.

Purely Breathtaking

Tour a spectacular penthouse at Ocean Club Tower Two, considered one of the most exclusive and luxurious units in Key Biscayne. The residence comes complete with enough space for a large family, amenities to keep you entertained and views for miles and miles all year round.

Aesthetically Pleasing

Meet the professional beauty makers ready to take your look to the next level — from head to toe — right here in The Magic City.

Global Beauty

When it comes to beauty, everyone has an opinion. We delve into a brief exploration of the ever-changing South Florida aesthetic and learn that the ideal of beauty transcends language, nationality and, in some extreme cases, reality.

Come Together

For longtime Key Biscayne resident Michelle Barnett, giving back to her community is second nature, no matter how many obstacles life throws her way.

Perfect Storm

This season, make sure to learn how to make the perfect drink complement to any summer BBQ no matter where you choose to grill.


Culinary Excellence

Savor the essence of world-class cuisine at Toscana Mare in The Towers at Key Biscayne, an oasis of serenity for those seeking the finest in Italian and Mediterranean dishes.

Catalysts Of Change

When it comes to contributing time, skills, and resources, this year’s Angels Among Us consistently prioritize philanthropic efforts with a mindset of giving. Get acquainted with some of the island’s most generous residents who are leaving a lasting legacy that inspires others to make their own impact on the world.