Issue – July/August 2017

Skier’s Jewel

A favorite amongst the world’s most expert skiers, the Ski Portillo resort in Portillo, Chile, remains relatively unknown by the general public. SKIUSA Founder & Principal Eduardo Gaz, who has been going to this idyllic destination for the past 21 consecutive years, thinks it’s the perfect way to beat Florida’s summer heat.

Pure Pampering

Suffering from the slings of a bad hair day? Or just feel that the comforting treatments you deserve have been few and far between? We’ve found a few pampering professionals ready to give you the top-tier treatment you deserve.

Kid Creative

Boldly tackle the mound of goods available to that most materialistic of subsets — children. Collected here are a few fantastical objects and accessories any kid would be happy to receive, no matter what the occasion.

Surreal Living

This architectural beauty on an oversized Harbor Drive lot in Key Biscayne provides ample room for the entire family including a large backyard, sunset panoramic views of the island and vaulted ceilings.

Body Shifters

Confident that your best body is just a few sessions away, meet the top trainers making Miami mighty, one workout regimen at a time.

H(aw)t Stuff

Slim swimwear silhouettes with a savage dose of animal patterns applied in variations of metallic hues convey aesthetic codes from designer Thalassa Boom and her current Spring/Summer lineup.

Pros Of Pretty

We’ve scoured the ever-expanding aesthetic enhancement scene to bring you the city’s best and brightest beauty makers.

A Thing of Beauty

Addressing the aging side-effects of wanderlust: Firsthand experiences with treatments and procedures, performed by leading South Florida medspas, to revive, restore and beautify today, tomorrow and forever.

Youth Fit

At some point in her life, Sofia Victoria De La Pena has played nearly every sport: soccer, tennis, golf, volleyball, swimming, etc. In 2012, her zeal for physical activity and her wish to better her community through service led to her launching Fit Kids Day.

Rebel Yell

A shocking styleset eternally linked to liberated womanhood, trimmed tresses are making a major comeback in this most peculiar of periods, and men and women around the globe are loving it.

Time Machine

Chances are good you have some passing awareness of the 1970’s-era uber-cheesy Smokey & The Bandit movies. All 3 movies were truly stinkers, but the car was cool. Now it’s back and badder than ever.

Tropical Road

Taken facing west on Key Biscayne’s Westwood Drive circa 1950 and present day, respectively, the images pictured below carry, besides a glowing endorsement of the great strides taken by the village’s Public Works Department, several integral messages, specifically that while it can be inspiring to see the lengths our communities have expanded, it’s sometimes prudent to take greater notice of the factors that have maintained.

Porcelain Perfection

The kitchen is the heart of the home and the countertop is one of its most important design elements. It needs to be stylish and elegant and at the same functional and durable. i-TOPKer exceeds those requirements, and then some.

Bellissimo Beaches

With summer’s sweat comes that age-old fashion dilemma: What to wear?! Offering an alluring vision of Italian splendor is sizzling swimsuit line Panarea Couture.

Sensational Saluti!

Think you have a dream job? Meet Carlo Biasiotto, CEO of Italian sparkling wine titans Foss Marai. His business? Celebration.

Key Ruff-Scayners

As edenic as a Village summer may be, you could always add a little something extra; specifically, the undying affection of a lifelong companion. Below are just a few passionate pooches eager to join in an island adventure.

Rusty, Reborn

An iconic institution based on one of our most scenic bay sides, sandy standby The Rusty Pelican is instituting some innovative new changes for their customer base.

Children First

Dramatically enhancing Nicklaus Children Hospital’s ability to serve the region’s youth, the facility’s new Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion offers a leading-edge care environment combined with amenities to support critically ill kids — and the families who love them.

Kil(n)in’ Me Softly

Practicing a primeval artform carefully refined over millennia, Miami-based Ceramicist James Herring’s work bridges a widening gap between our past and present.

Aussie Touch

Masterminding a bold and breezy brand that perfectly complements our city’s climes, Designer Nicky Zimmermann sat down to give us the 411 on the latest look to take the Magic City by storm.

Elegant Exclusivity

While most world-class timepieces are created by firms whose origins date 100 or more years, the little-known operation known as Guebel Forsey is a notable exception. Founded in 2004, the firm has set the chronological world on its ear.

Inner Power

Following up on the success of her two meditation albums in Spanish, popular Holistic Life Coach, Certified ThetaHealing Instructor, Motivator & Meditation Leader Lorena Coyle has released her first English album: EON Meditations For The Soul.

Family Fundays

You don’t have to lie to us, Key Rats. While raising children is undoubtedly one of the greatest joys man can conceive, it can also occasionally be as draining on our patience as it is on the pocketbook. That’s precisely why we’ve highlighted the below activities that’ll wear your tiny tots out while adding to their college fund savings in the process.

Happy LOL’s

There hasn’t been a day that’s gone by since I met my wife that she hasn’t made me laugh out loud. Her sense of humor is Comedy Central worthy; she’s HILARIOUS beyond compare.

The 411

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

Helping Hands

Friends of Farrey’s Lighting + Bath gathered to enjoy “A Day At The Races” from Christine Lee’s Restaurant overlooking Gulfstream Race Track & Park to support the Marian Center School.

Sip & Savor

As part of their recurring Wine Pairing Series, Costa Med celebrated a special dinner featuring wines from the Chianti region of Italy.

Proud evolution

Edgardo & Ana Cristina Defortuna, joined by Fortune International agents, colleagues and friends, celebrated the renovation inauguration of the Square Plaza at the Florida International Realty office in Key Biscayne.

United & Strong

The Key Biscayne Lions Club held their annual dinner at The Yacht Club to celebrate the installation of their new president, Alberto Velaz.

In the Biz

BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Kaufman Rossin, Pena Garcia & Diz PLLC invited guests to an interactive Spring Business Reception at The Ocean Club.

Top-Notch Networking

Brown Harris Stevens Referral & Relocation Services, a member of two of the most powerful independent referral networks in the industry, held a Grand Opening of their new office located at the Key Biscayne Galleria Mall.

Extra Appeal

The Square celebrated the renovation of the shopping center with cocktails and entertainment during a special event that brought the community together.

Wine & DIne

Costa Med hosted a “Women In Champagne” Wine Dinner Series with Champagne Philippe Gonet by Chantal Gonet.


Island Hop

A glimpse into Key Biscayne’s dynamic social scene

Island Moves

From strength Training to endurance exercises and flexibility, meet a few key biscayners balancing their mind, body and soul to yield a life well-lived in paradise.