Issue - July/August 2015

Vanity Flair

Mirror, mirror on the wall…or on the vanity. How and where we get ready to face the world each day and night on the town is as much a statement on our person as it is on our taste in home style.

Valley of the Dolls

Clothes that connote the style transition between the ’60s and ’70s, including the daring mood of the girls who wear them.

Physical Crush

Beach-ready looks that exude confidence under the indulging rays of summer sunlight.

Aesthetically Savvy

The masters of aesthetic beauty you’re about to meet from some of the city’s top salons & spas are sure to keep you looking good no matter what season you pay them a visit.

Mirror, Mirror

If you’ve been striving to be the fairest of them all, look no further than these professionals of perfection who are dedicated to helping you yield the best version of yourself possible.

The Beauty Vault

From treatments you can find right around the corner to out-of-this-world products you can add to your beauty arsenal, this round-up will have you looking like a million bucks without breaking the bank.

Dreams Come True

Cheryl Plotkin De López of Fundacion Armando El Futuro has dedicated most of her life to helping others achieve their dreams. Today, she’s looking forward to expanding the reach of the organization to benefit as many families as possible.

Crystal Healing

Crystals have been catching everyone’s attention lately — because honestly, nothing can spice up an outfit like a beautiful Rose Quartz necklace or a Tiger Eye’s ring. But learning about these beauties and their healing and cleansing properties is complicated. This short guide is sure to clean things up for you, pun intended.

Tax talk

Are you a Non-Resident Alien (NRA) who has invested in the Miami/Key Biscayne real estate market? If so, you may find yourself requiring a U.S. Taxpayer Identification Number, commonly referred to as an “ITIN” when you sell your U.S. real property.

Exclusive Living

Privacy is a standout amenity at the Villas at Oceana Key Biscayne. These modern, spacious, light-filled, two-story residences are an oasis within an oasis on private manicured landscaped lots with heated pools.

Belles & Whistles

Be the belle of the ball by bringing forth dewy, youthful skin this summer with a repair cream that will drench your face in radiance while eliminating lines and pesky wrinkles so that your true beauty is exalted.

Pretty Busy

It’s not easy finding balance between being a dazzling lady and a businesswoman. That’s why having access to products and services that make life glamorous, but easy to maneuver, should be right up every gal’s bewitching alley.

Footlose Fix

A few summers back, Daft Punk and Pharrell asked us to lose ourselves to dance, but they didn’t advise us where…Rhythm Foundation answered with Dance Band Night.

Miu Miu Moda

Extending over two floors and designed by architect Roberto Baciocchi, Miu Miu continues to expand its reign over fashion by arriving to Miami & The Design District with a summer collection hotter than the Florida sun.

Power Pianos

The grand piano craze amongst China’s wealthy elite has made international headlines in recent years, but grand pianos have been a top home décor status symbol in the U.S. for over 200 years.

Brazilian Pop

Clara Valente adds funk fused with flair and femininity to her already sexy Brazilian sound for your listening pleasure.


Anyone who has ever dreamed of looking like a movie star understands the importance of these incredibly revolutionary big-screen looks, after all, these characters inspired fashion, costumes, haircuts and even lifestyles. Here are the 8 looks that rocked the movie industry in the past century.

Keys’ Retreat

Key West packs plenty of punch and pizzazz in a quirky island paradise that’s known for welcoming visitors who seek one unforgettable adventure after another.

Connected Key

Brickell Connect by Habitat Group is known for providing entrepreneurs, professionals and startup groups with innovative, modern collaborative workspaces designed to accommodate individual needs — from mail handling to spacious private offices at two convenient Miami locations.

New You

Miami Spa Month — which is actually two months running from July 1-Aug. 31 — was created as a time to de-stress and rejuvenate. With that in mind, we asked Carillon Hotel & Spa Medical Director Dr. Karen Koffler, M.D., for her favorite options.

Infused Bliss

With summer in full swing, ZICO Coconut Water is rocking the market with their brand new Watermelon Raspberry Flavored Coconut drink. Nothing says summer loving like a deliciously fresh sip sans the seeds.

Subtle Beauty

What is beauty? It’s a question I’ve heard a thousand times and one that doesn’t have an easy answer. A smile, a sense of humor, a pretty face, nice teeth, a magnetic personality, helping the community, a wow wardrobe...the list is endless.

The 411

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

Poolside Pick-Up

Refresh and detox with this sweet blend of pineapple, cilantro and lemonade that’s sure to quench your thirst and awaken your spirits.

Cocktail Queen

Karen Reina lives a fast-paced life devoted to earning her nursing credentials, shooting zingers at goalies in her soccer league and park-hopping with her French bulldog appropriately named Negroni.


A trip to Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should be on everyone’s travel bucket list, whether you arrive in search of a world-class historic experience, an action-packed itinerary or pure relaxation.

Warm Welcome

The Key Biscayne Chamber and Club eXpats hosted a networker at Milanezza to help newly arrived residents from other countries adjust to and navigate the city.

Top Honors

The Key Biscayne Chamber Of Commerce, Principals’ Coalition For The Good Of The Children and Key Biscayne Community Foundation presented the “Good Neighbor Award” honoring Key Biscayne students and the “Giving Tree Award” honoring Key Biscayne teachers.

Community Do-Gooders

The Key Biscayne Lions Club held their annual BBQ Fundraiser at the KB Beach Club to benefit their charitable and community work.

Birthday Wishes

Vivianna Franchy celebrated her birthday at Novecento surrounded by her closest friends and family.

Yacht Flaunt

Yachtfit held their grand opening at the Galleria Mall in Key Biscayne, introducing guests to the company’s personalized yacht outfitting options.

Community Building

Branches celebrated its 12th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans benefit dinner and auction at Trump National Doral, raising more than $350,000 for Branches’ programs which provide services and life-changing opportunities to low-income children, youth and families for long-term success.

Paradise Life

101 Key Biscayne had their grand opening to showcase their 11 exclusive residences, located in the heart of Key Biscayne designed by world-renowned architects and developers.

Big Dreams

MISO hosted a “Big Hats & Bow Ties” fundraiser that took guests on a memorable musical journey as they experienced an unforgettable feast.


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.