Issue – July/August 2014


Learn to enjoy your “custard curves” in the city — any city — while keeping from permanently falling off the wellness wagon and enjoying the ride every step of the way.

Brilliant Bath

Today’s bathrooms have come a long way from the purely functional spaces for bathing and quick grooming of decades ago. And why not?

Haute Home

This world-class residence at 260 Cape Florida in Key Biscayne is one of the most in-demand properties on the market. An ideal waterfront location, tons of natural light, spacious interiors and luxurious touches throughout are just a fraction of what sets it apart.

Tribal Instinct

This Spring/Summer 2014 season is delineated by swimwear with animal and tribal prints, Maasai-inspired accessories and garments that collide for the perfect wardrobe. African and colorful touches combine for an extravagant impact, allowing women to confidently expose their wild side.

Perfectly Pampered

Need your nails done? Hair looking a bit rough? Skin dull? Don’t fret. The masters of aesthetic beauty we’ve gathered from some of the area’s top salons & spas are sure to keep you looking your best all year round.


For the health & wellness gurus you’re about to meet, working out is an artform — one that requires the perfect mix of intensity, dedication and sweat. If you’re willing to put in the effort, the physical fitness strides you’ll achieve are endless.

Beauty Makers

Meet the professionals of perfection making sure that every mirror glance you take is one to remember. After all, there’s nothing like being beautiful inside and out.

Hot To Trot

We’ve uncovered the latest products and procedures sure to keep you youthful & stunning without going under the knife in a city where beauty abounds.

Warm Refuge

Constance Collins of Lotus House never expected to be running a shelter to help women and children when she began her career, but her inability to see people in need and leave the call unanswered changed all that.

Private Paradise

Have you ever wanted to have your own island? Of course you have, but maybe you simply don’t have the funds to purchase it right now — but no worries, Cap Jaluca in Anguilla will gladly serve as your own semi-private paradise at least for as long as you’re in town.

Earth Trek

Torn between enjoying a luxury vacation and protecting the environment? You don’t have to be! Green travel is the new way to travel responsibly while still enjoying your time at your destination of choice around the world.

Men’s Club

Little boys idolize their dads. They want to act like them, look like them and grow up to be like them.

Invigorating Sedan

To some, making the transition from a sportscar to a four-door sedan is akin to admitting one has achieved middle age. Mercedes’ CLA is a sedan that lets you keep telling yourself you are “30-ish.”

Global Time

This year, the legendary watchmaker Hublot has taken the World Cup to a whole new level with a pair of luxury watches sure to compete with the footwork on the field.

Fundraising Finesse

Crowdfunding is one of the best (and quickest) ways to get the money you need to get your new venture off to a great start. Here are a few to check out if you have an idea you’ve just been dying to launch.

Going Hollywood

The chic Hyde Hotel & Residences Hollywood Beach will bring Miami hi-rise elan to just over the county line.

MOOD Shift

Summer is supposed to be light and fun, but for those suffering from a mood disorder like depression, it can feel as bleak as a grey, snowy winter day. But how do you distinguish going through a rough patch from true depression? Here are 10 signs that a down mood requires some attention.

Home Right

These top interior decoration must-haves should be considered for any home — regardless of whether you prefer modern, traditional or transitional surroundings.

Brushed Off

Salma Hayek, Molly Sims and Stacey Keibler all do it. What is it? It’s the ancient art of skin brushing. And in the summer, it’s a simple, easy way to get sexy skin.

As the Waterworld Turns

The life of a saltwater aquarium enthusiast is measured in gallons and rewarded with live art. It’s an obsessive interest that has developed from childhood fishbowls to entire eco-systems with their own dramas at play.

High Steaks

Not only does Steak Brasil insist on premium Angus Beef and low & slow roasting methods, they add an element often missing in the frenzied milieu of rodízios…a homestyle atmosphere.

Spiritual Retreat

Spirituality is all about connecting — to oneself, to each other and to the universe. Owner & Founder of The Center Of Grace and Dream Coach at The Standard, Jennifer Grace, shares 12 ways to get back to homebase and reconnect with the forces around you.

Hair Repair

If you’ve been searching for an eco-friendly, chemical-free solution for damaged hair, look no further. Josie Maran uses plant-based oils and extracts to create an indulgent hair experience.

The 411

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

Refreshingly Pink

This cocktail is perfect for a warm summer day, and pretty enough to ensure all eyes are on you poolside, beachside or any side you choose this season.


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.

Steak & Soccer

Steak Brasil threw a Countdown To The World Cup event complete with live performances and hearty bites.

Healthy Celebration

Lucida Treatment Center recently hosted a healthcare fundraising gala at Coral Gables Country Club.

Pure Bliss

Spirits, fashion and views to die for summed up Luxe Day Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, where guests were pampered, wined and dined.

Wedded Bliss

Dr. Glenn & Jo Abrahmsohn from The Dental Connection celebrated their daughter’s wedding at Key Biscayne Yacht Club.

Say Yes

Members of the Kiaora Society of YES Institute welcomed new guests to be part of the organization’s future during their recent Spring celebration.

Hometown Heroes

Winnie Pritchett & Amy Zambrano hosted a party to welcome local soldiers back home as part of iPads For Soldiers’ new “Footsteps To Freedom” initiative.

Gift Of Education

The Key Biscayne Women’s Club held their annual scholarship luncheon to celebrate 62 years of helping Key Biscayne youngsters.

Life Savers

Local American Cancer Society Relay For Life events are a great way to take action and inspire, promote, volunteer, educate and raise funds for a cause that helps save hundreds of lives a day and changes people’s lives forever.

Lux Touch

Hosted by the most visionary team of power players in real estate, hospitality, design & art, the SLS Lux sales gallery opening celebrated over $200 million in condo sales.

Nature Lovers

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center celebrated 29 years of protecting our natural environment during their annual Wild & Scenic Full Moon Affair.

Haute Fun

The Red Carpet Party at Key Biscayne Yacht Club featured attendees dressed to the nines while enjoying live music, dinner and dancing.

Special Touch

Diamonds On The Key held a special Mother’s Day trunk show to introduce the new Spring Collection to folks searching for the perfect gift.


Island Hopping

Key Biscayners were out in full force this season as a charitable force took hold and the philanthropic spirit was alive and well to the benefit of all those in need of a helping hand.

Lasting Legacy 

Just as you would pass down a priceless family heirloom to future generations, inspiring the spirit of giving to all those in your life can set off a domino effect that has the power to change the world.