Issue – July/August 2012

Warm Welcome

Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables recently hosted a ceremonial ribbon-cutting for clients, friends and neighbors to celebrate their newly-renovated facility.


The Key Biscayne Beach Club hosted the first fundraiser for Niños de Azul Wasi, an organization that benefits homeless children in Peru with the help of Fundacion Manos del Sur.


The Key Biscayne Lions Club recently celebrated their annual charity event with an Argentine-style BBQ.


Richard A. Morgan and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney introduced the new Director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami.

Yummy Time

The 6th Annual Key Biscayne Rib Off for the Dr. Bob Kemper Memorial, was sponsored by Ibis Lounge with several teams competing for the best BBQ ribs with live music by Lou’s Dogs & Miller Road

Worthy showcase

Musimelange presented an event in an exclusive gallery in Wynwood featuring an exclusive preview of Isa Zapata’s new series of works entitled Windows To Happiness, with 50% of sales donated to The Miami Symphonic Orchestra.


For one night only, the Citibank office at Key Biscayne hosted Jorge Parra’s photographic universe via a special exhibit produced by Stimulus Art Foundation.

Something’s cookin’

Celebrity Chef Ingrid Hoffmann inspired nearly 425 wannabe chefs at the 5th Annual Pineapple Sauté & Sip Interactive Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.

Festive Benefit

The Key Biscayne Community Foundation held their annual Aqua Party at Key Biscayne Beach Club, with all proceeds benefiting the organization’s charitable work in the community.

Maritime Celebration

Key Biscayne resident Capt. Helmut Heinrich along with his family and South Florida’s maritime community celebrated the 25 Anniversary of Globe Ship Management, Inc., at Sonesta Bayfront Hotel in Coconut Grove.

The Vegan Challenge

If you’re ready to get adventurous with your diet this summer, you may want to consider skipping the slaps of meat at your next BBQ — and the eggs, and the milk, and the cheese…

Sensational Sedans

Get into one of these high-powered, luxury sedans this summer for a road trip (or trip to the grocery store) to remember with the entire family or a group of friends. Or perhaps you’ll want to take a ride alone, where you and the road can bond like never before. The biggest problem you’ll have is figuring out which one of these top-notch vehicles to drive.

Life Is Beautiful…

…And your home can be, too. That is, if you’re savvy enough to tour the right furniture showroom and work with its designers to take the spaces in your home to the next level. Enter Internum & Design, a one-stop shop ready to make all your residential design dreams come true in style.


From 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.

Office Appeal

Whether you work from home, in a traditional cubicle or in your very own corner office with views to last a lifetime, these essentials will ensure you get the job done in style.

Haute Home

Featuring savvy design and architecture inside an out, appealing aesthetics throughout and plenty of space for the entire family, this Key Biscayne residence should be on everyone’s “must live-in” list.

Aesthetic Impact

If you’ve been lingering in the mirror for a little too long lately, poking and proding, lifting and wishing, you’re not alone. Everyone wants to look their best. We’ve consulted with a few area beauty makers to help you understand what some of your treatment options are in today’s every-evolving medical field — whether you want to improve upon your skin, your smile or anything in between.

The Evolution of Beauty

Some people consider physical attributes such as skin, hair, eyes and body type as the cornerstones of beauty. Still others put inner beauty above all else. The image of beauty has shifted throughout time, but one thing has remained the same: The pressure to be beautiful. Join us as we briefly explore the different historical, cultural and societal impressions of beauty from ancient times through modern-day.

Circle of Friends

Find out why Margaret Kent and The Key Biscayne Women’s Club love working together to make life on the island better for everyone.

Solar Recovery

Prevention is the best medicine, but when it comes to sun exposure, sometimes even our best procedures fall short. Try these products when you get a bit more than you bargained for.

Forest Dreams

A couple of world-class timepiece designers prove that wood is just as luxurious a material as gold or platinum in these elegant accessories that will help you tell time in style.

Stunning Icon

Around 60 years ago, the original Mercedes-Benz SL changed the sportscar world, capturing hearts with its light design, iconic look and powerful engine.

Weight-Loss Myths

Don’t be fooled by what you hear through the grapevine about weight-loss and body toning. Fitness expert Alex Cure-Ferreira sets the record straight.

Live Sustainably

Considering how you might go green in powering your home? There are plenty of options out there, but not all are created equal. Here’s the rundown.

Brightening Up

Want to bring a little more light into you life? Designers have been developing some gorgeous lighting possibilities that could be an eye-catching addition to your home décor as well as a source of illumination.

Sail Away

Looking for a summer experience for your child that goes beyond the norm? You’ll find it with the Summer Sailing & Fun Camps at the Key Biscayne Yacht Club.

Innovative Tastes

With a new, lighter menu featuring local, sustainable fish and produce, Atrio Restaurant & Wine Room is the perfect place to grab a nibble this summer.

Debt Busters

Every day we’re bombarded with television ads promoting debt settling programs and relief programs for unsecured debts.

Key Chanteuse

Key Biscayne has long been known to attract the world’s most talented people. Among them is Grammy-nominated vocalist Sylvia Bennett, a woman with a voice so smooth it transcends language.

Critical Knowledge

Emergency room or urgent care center? Where should you go when coping with a minor illness or injury? How about when it’s more serious?

Designer Destination

When the buzz started forming about the new Trump Tower in The Philippines, word quickly spread of possible collaborators from an unexpected place: couture fashion. And trust us, the results are as breathtaking as you would imagine.

Chic Style

The word “chic” is very common when we’re talking about style — but what exactly does “chic” mean? And how do we create a “chic style”? It’s not as hard as you might think. Image & Style Consultant Marisol Gomez has some tips for you to follow.

Deliciously Indecisive

Can’t commit to a location for your vacation home? With a membership in Inspirato, you won’t have to.

Worn Out

These days, it seems like we spend more time than ever plugged-in at work — which generally means sitting down. But staying put and staring at a screen puts some serious wear on the body. Here are 4 risk factors and what you can do to try to lower them.

The 411

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

Cake Martini

If you’re in the mood for a buzz-worthy libation this season that’s as tasty as it is pretty, this unique drink hailing from a local eatery that’s equally glamorous will hit the spot.

The Art of the Cocktail Party

If it’s been ages since you’ve hosted a cocktail party, you may want to start planning one soon.


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.