Issue – September/October 2012


The 4th of July Committee held their annual BBQ at the Key Biscayne Beach with raffle, cocktails, food and music.


Our Editor-in-Chief, Jorge Arauz, was crowned “Miami’s Sexiest Editor” during an awards presentation by Epiphany Events that was aired on The Best Of South Florida and The CW.

Natural Wonder

The Biscayne Nature Center hosted their first Young Professionals event with a baby loggerhead sea turtles being released into the sea as the grand finale of the evening.

Oh, Baby!

Marlene Vazquez & Erika Coello hosted a baby shower for Nathaly Coello at their residence on Key Biscayne.

Artistic Insights

The latest installment of the Contemporary Series featured painting, sculpture, installations, photography, collages and lightboxes from artists working in Austria, Colombia, Cuba, Greece, Mexico, Spain, Turkey, UK, the U.S. & Venezuela.


The “Father of the Year” awards recently celebrated fathers whose lives revolve around family, citizenship charity and responsibility.

Happy Birthday!

Key Biscayner Tim Collet recently celebrated his birthday among family and friends at his residence on the island.

The 411

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

Manners Matter

When it comes to etiquette, it’s important to always work from the outside in. Herewith: The importance of good manners at the table and beyond.

Tuscan Tipple

If you haven’t had a sip of the delish libation known as Aviatore Rosso served up locally by Master Mixologist Xain Coslow, head on over to Brickell to get a taste at Toscana Divino in Mary Brickell Village.

Road Impact

If you’re looking for a great combination of space, power and sophistication on the road this season, check out these hot SUVs ready to take you from Point A to Point B in style

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.

Culture Style

If you’re a stylish guy living in The Magic City who refuses to trade comfort for fashion, a guayabera shirt is probably a staple in your wardrobe. If you need a little more inspiration to amp up your closet, check out these essential looks for any season.

Fierce Encounters

When it comes to creating an eye-catching, jaw-dropping style this season that demands some serious head-turns and welcomed double-takes, these looks are sure to yield the attention you’re after day and night.

Savvy Respite

If you’re looking to breathe new life into your bedroom, take a look at these picks sure to make you enter a dreamlike state before and after your head hits the pillow.

Lush Living

This splendid Key Biscayne home is at once spacious, beautifully appointed and one with its surroundings inside and out right in the heart of paradise.


Don’t let the never-ending trend reports and runway overviews overwhelm you this season! When it comes to fashion, it’s all about being educated about how best to cater your look to your body, personality and personal style

Brightening Futures

State Commissioner Lourdes Castillo de la Peña is working hard to empower young women to fulfill their true potential.

Luxury Escape

Now here’s what we’d call a home away from home: Banyan Tree Residences Mayakoba, the luxury brand’s first resort in The Americas.

Trick or Sprint?

Get in the spooky spirit of the season and test your running mettle at the Miami Beach Halloween Half Marathon.

Thinking Ahead

We’ve seen our share of natural disasters on the news. But what happens when one occurs in your own backyard? Alejandro Pérez Duque of Key Biscayne Insurance reminds us of the importance of being prepared.

Taste Pleaser

Looking for a vacation that treats your tastebuds as well as it does the rest of you? Brickell Travel Management’s Fine Wine & GourmeTravel is going to be right up your alley.

Dine Time

Costa Med has long been a favorite for Mediterranean fine dining on the key, and as it approaches its 10th year, the buzz just keeps getting better.

Share Alike

It’s great for the environment and for your pocketbook: Car sharing has recently arrived in Miami, in the form of Daimler’s Car2Go program. Here are a few great reasons to take advantage of it;

Great Views

Key Biscayne photographer Kiko Ricote shows his love in Miami: Visually Speaking, a gorgeous book with 200 pages of stunning images of The Magic City.

Sparkling Accents

CRISH Designs’ new Filigree Collection is a perfect blend of the elegant, feminine and fun with a big jolt of style to keep anyone who looks at you interested all social season long.

Trade Tricks

Looking picture-perfect isn’t must for models anymore — Victoria’s Secret’s new VS PRO Collection makes it possible for you to look professionally flawless at home.

Phone Heroes

We’d all love to unplug every now and then. But with how thoroughly our lives have become entangled with our phones, we’ll frankly admit that one of the secrets to stress reduction is to know that your precious device is protected. Check out these innovative solutions.

Next Generation

With the Audi R8 E-tron, all-electric driving looks ready to launch into the luxury performance market with the speed, grace and sophistication that has come to define the brand.

Aesthetic Perfection

Renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright has created some of the world’s most classic, timeless furniture pieces. These reproductions were produced in Vermont by Copeland Furniture in partnership with The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

Top-Shape Tips

Staying fit is not just about exercise. A healthy lifestyle requires an all-around balanced routine. This includes a healthy diet, a set workout, lots of rest and a positive environment.

Inner Workings

When it comes to a luxury timepiece, it’s what’s inside that counts. And in these two skeleton-style pieces, a glimpse of those finely tuned workings lends each an even more sophisticated air.

Hello, Everyone!

This summer, I decided to skip my usual travel plans and instead stayed in town to rediscover The Magic City and its surrounding environs.


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.