Issue – September/October 2009

Havana Nights

The Mercy Hospital Foundation and its support group, the Ambassadors of Mercy, unveiled the sixth edition of their famed Havana Nights Casino Fundraiser to an exuberant crowd of more than 300 at Coconut Grove’s Grove Isle Hotel & Spa.


The 22nd Annual Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Miami raised $100,000 for organizations dedicated to eradicating childhood hunger. More than 700 South Florida foodies attended the sizzling event that proved to be the hottest ticket in town.

HAPPY 4th Paloma!

Paloma Aristizabal celebrated her 4th birthday at The Grand Bay Club with family and friends during a magical and very special day filled with balloons, face painting, rides, laughter and lots and lots of cake!

Theatre Fest

The XXIV International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami was a resounding success this year! The organization will receive the prestigious FIT de Cadiz-Atahualpa del Cioppo Award in Oct. for its contribution to the Hispanic theatre movement in America.


The trio of Annie Gonzalez, Patricio Waterhouse & Martin Ferrari celebrated their birthdays simultaneously at a wonderful party filled with family and friends. It was a night of many cheers, tons of laughter, delicious food, incredible music and a night of celebrating life and friendship.


TechnoMarine joined forces with Cosmopolitan En Español at The Setai on Miami Beach for Summer Splash, an afterparty for “Premios Juventud” showcasing the hottest swimwear trends.


The Viceroy Miami’s Club 50 hosted Ish Santiago’s Birthday Food Drive with the Tim Hardaway Foundation. Notable guests included Hardaway, Kim Bacardi, Ruby Bacardi, Jillian Jacobson-Altit and Senator Frederica Wilson.


Puntino Downtown’s recent arrival onto the radars of authentic Italian food lovers in South Florida has left a good taste in everyone’s mouth thanks to their delicious traditional Italian menu with Mediterranean influences. Benvenuto!


Giovanna Piedimonte recenlty celebrated her 4th birthday with her parents Dr. Giovanni Piedimonte and Dr. Miriam K. Perez at the Grand Bay Club in Key Biscayne where family members and friends gathered to enjoy all the rides and celebrate the occasion to the fullest.


True love comes around only once in lifetime. For newlyweds Hernan and Maria Victoria, building the rest of their lives together is a dream come true that both of them are looking very forward to. Congratulations!

Pretty in Pink

Every gal’s favorite color takes on new meaning with this colorful twist on a classic piña colada that’s perfect morning, noon and night this autumn.


Your guide to the best entertainment, shopping, dining, libations & relaxation in South Florida.

Down to Business

As the founder and CEO of multiple successful Internet ventures, Jesse Stein proves he knows a thing or two about business…just don’t expect him to follow all the rules!

Fare Flair

Canyon Ranch Grill is set to redefine the idea of healthy cuisine in South Florida with its signature take on delectable dishes where the main ingredient is wellness. And trust us, you’ll want to leave any pre-conceived notions at the door — the menu will be tastier than you could ever imagine.

At Home With Trini

Like Madonna, Cher, Mariah and Celine, Trini’s name is her brand. But it’s the down-to-earth woman behind the global beauty icon that has the entire community of Key Biscayne reeling with pride at the beautiful ascent of our neighbor.

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.


Sail away this autumn with these breezy looks that will keep you cool above and below deck. What you do once you disembark is up to you!

Tropical Oasis

This modern home balances nature with nurture in the middle of paradise in Key Biscayne. Whether catching a breeze in the expansive outdoor areas or enjoying the view from your room inside, one thing’s certain: this is one home you’ll want to make memories in.

Closet Confidential

From “Wild Wild West”-inspired pieces to designer dresses, tennis threads and haute heels, what these stylish Key Biscayne women have decided to keep in their closets will make even the grandest department store or fashion boutique blush with envy.

Winning Attitude

Learn why Jose Lopez-Abrams is on a mission to inspire future generations while making the community a better place.


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.