Issue – September/October 2010

Godfather on the key

Keeping in the spirit of having parties with a movie theme, the Key Biscayne Yacht Club hosted a “Godfather Party” offer the members couldn’t refuse!

Birthday Bash

Puntino Restaurant in Key Biscayne recently hosted a festive birthday party for Matias Cavalieri and his closest family and friends, complete with plenty of food, drinks and cheers for everyone in attendance.

Great Cause

Miami Drive was a sponsor of the Paulina Rubio & Friends concert benefiting the Lili Claire Foundation at the Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater.


The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce’s Inter-American Chapter welcomed international business and community leaders during a private reception at the home of Board Member Ernesto Peralta to kick off the 12th annual Inter-American Chapter Board of Director’s Reunion and discuss ways to increase awareness, trade and business relationships between companies in Florida and Mexico.

Birthday by the sea

Family and friends recently gathered at Boater’s Grill in Key Biscayne to celebrate David Gonzalez’s 62 birthday, complete with music, dancing and great food all day long

Fond farewell

Ana Cristina Defortuna hosted a beautiful party at the Grand Bay Club for her sister Rosabel Dasso who moved back to Peru with her family after calling Key Biscayne her home for many years. Family and friends all gathered to give the best ferwell wishes to a dear sister, daughter and wonderful friend who is an example to all who have had the pleasure of knowing her.


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

Green Easy

Unless you’re planning to start a commune in Crandon Park, being Green comes down not only to what’s best, but what’s practical. We lay out some tips and considerations to keep you Green all season long.

A Fashion Fairytale

She’s styled some of stardom’s brightest stars, and although fashion may not have necessarily transformed Irma Martinez’s proverbial pumpkin into a carriage, it has certainly changed her life. As Founder and Creative Director of Trendy, Inc., this Key Biscayner’s life is not only fulfilled, it’s fabulous!


If you thought South Florida’s Palm Beach was impressive, check out this luxury resort in Gran Canaria, Spain. The hotel may be called Palm Beach, but the experience is uniquely European.

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.

SeE the Light

Get ready to welcome the social season in style this autumn with these head-turning looks that are uniquely Key Biscayne day and night, no matter where your calendar takes you.

Home Perfect: The Art of Living

This beautifully designed abode by Casa Grande Design features every aesthetic and functional detail you could ever want from the moment you enter until the instant you leave. The home of your dreams is not only attainable, it’s here for you to enjoy.


There’s a lot to look forward to during autumn like back-to-school time, football season, Halloween and Thanksgiving. But here’s another thing to enjoy: Fall’s fashion trends! Though it may always feel like summer in South Florida, the season of leaves has definitely arrived; and with it, we wave goodbye to Summer 2010 with these fabulous new fall trends for the entire family.

Kids First

Amy Erwin of Teach For America is working to shape generations to come with education, passion and love. And she’s doing it one child at a time.


Island Hop

A glimpse into Key Biscayne’s dynamic social scene

Home Is Where Mom is

From the moment her baby arrives in the world, a mother’s instincts awaken, guiding her through the joys and challenges of motherhood — offering comfort in times of distress and encouragement in moments of triumph.