Success Savvy

The mark you’re about to make, either as an intern, a first-time employee or in your next career step, will be helped — or hurt — by the first impression you make in your LinkedIn profile. Where to start? Read on to find out. Featuring John Nykolaiszyn, FIU College of Business, and Text by John Nykolaiszyn.


Look to Intuitive Healer & Soul Connector Michelle Alva of PureSelf, Inc., to help you activate your body medicine, align you with your authentic self and connect every fiber of your being with your soul. Featuring Michelle Alva, PureSelf Inc. Written by Estrellita S. Sibila

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. Featuring Suzana Alexandrescu, MySpa @ InterContinental Miami, Margate Beauty School, Dazzle Dry Manicure/Pedicure, Hair Blowdry Bar & Makeup, Clarisonic, Babor Makeup Treatment, Ecstasy Salon Spa, Bobby Barros, Caviar Treatments, Microdermabrasion, Shellacs, Botox, Capilar, Martha Fernandez, Martha’s Beauty Salon, . L’anza. Written by Sandy Lindsey

Family Living

This beautiful 6 bedroom 6.5 bath waterfront mansion in the Easter Shores neighborhood of North Miami Beach is the perfect address for a large family ready to enjoy life together in a spacious respite with plenty of room to spread out and relax. Text by Yoshi Sanz


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. Featuring Corners Interior Design, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Notte Fatata, Downsview Kitchens, El Dorado Furniture, and LAUFEN Bathrooms. Written by Yoshi Sanz

The 411

Aziari has a mission: To become a way of life. Featuring Felio Siby, Aziari, The Carillon Hotel & Spa, Gary Fonseca, Monster Jam, Frida Kahlo: Releasing The Magic, Art Emporium Gallery, Lookingglass Alice, Adrienne Arsht Center, Florida’s Taste Of The Nation for No Kid Hungry, Miami Spice, Shorts Gone Wild 2, City Theatre’s iconic Summer Shorts Series, Ritz-Carlton, The Key Biscayne Yacht Club, Fishing & Spearfishing For Boating Safety Tournament, Monica Burguera Foundation, International Mango Festival, and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens. Events @ The American Airlines Arena: Mana, The Eagles, Shania Twain & Gavi DeGraw, Sam Smith, and Chayenne. Events @ Broward Center: Peter Pan Musical, Hippiefest 2015. Events @ Parker Playhouse: American Idol Live, The Wedding Singer Comedy Musical. Events @ Magic City Casino: Jeffery Ross, Tumbao One Way, Peter Fernandez, Jo Koy. Events @ Aventura Center: Once Upon a Shoe, The Sound of Music, Future Stars of Ballet. Events at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood: Smokey Robinson, Whitesnake, Jill Scott, Marco Antonio Solis. Events @ The Adrienne Arsht Center: Camp Broadway Miami

Encounters w/ United Way

United Way of Miami-Dade Young Leaders enjoyed an exclusive, sold-out happy hour at Batch Gastropub where they spent the night mingling current and future members. 1. Arianne Plasencia, Gavrila Brotz, Katie Henriques, Anthony Scicchitano, Christina Pappas 2. Austin Hollo, Erin Byers, Matthew Anderson 3. Carolina Lizarralde, Lorenzo Rossi, Yesica Schaaf 4. Nadia Castaing, Les Bradley, Jeve Clayton 5. Philip Cassel, Les Pantin III, Marina Elliot, Jeffrey Gordon

Encounters @ Segafredo Brickell

Brickell Magazine celebrated the finalists of this year’s “Top 20 Under 40” at a special gathering at Segafredo Brickell where current, past and future Top 20’s met and mingled throughout the evening. 1. Ximena Cordoba 2. Alejandro Cuellar 3. Betty De Aragon, Jessica Lodispoto, Tracy Koço 4. Christianne Christensen, Isa Zapata, Claudia Sanz 5. Amy Adorno, John Cunill 6. Michael Faddis, Dr. John J. Martin 7. Petra & Gerhard Zimmermann 8. Amalia Perez Cortina, Alejandra Peraza 9. Carolina Goncalves,Tulio Goncalves 10. Christopher Cameron, Caleb Snow, Katelyn O’Connor, Nathalie Navarro, Mark Behm 11. Hester Arias, Fernando Da Silva 12. Gustavo Leone 13. Malin Andren 14. Reginald Dunlap 15. Jen Ru, Ana Rivera, Jess Cerda-Antomarchi 16. Mariela Irala, Alejandro Duque. 17. Andre Brown 18. Andrea Chediak 19. Andrew Williams 20. Carolyn Hicks, Joanie Stringer 21. Ekaterina Juskowski, Jose Antonio Valencia 22. Julie Rothenberg, Garrett Grossberg 23. Lorem Smith 24. Pablo Hernandez, Frank Rodriguez 25. Rachel & Jason Domark, Michelle Arrazola 26. Rhett & Sean Thompson 27. Roxana Frontini, San-T 28. Siena Sheldon, Jessica Cova 29. Stacey Howard, Julie Quilmer 30. Tony Vu, Caro Acurio 31. Shobha Nagaprasanna, Ivan Lizaso 32. Vivian Bonet, Vanessa Acosta 33. Victor Rodriguez, Luigi Gherardi 34. Victoria L., Andres Cortes

Encounters w/ American Jewish Committee

The Miami & Broward Office of The American Jewish Committee announced legal stalwart, Aaron Podhurst, as the 2015 recipient of its Judge Learned Hand Award. 1. Dinner Co-Chairs 2. Aaron Podhurst, Donna Shalala 3. Alan Dimond, Edith Osman, Brian Siegal 4. Andrew C. Hall, Pedro Berman, Brian Bilzin 5. Brian Siegal, Aaron Podhurst, HT Smith 6. Judge Norman Gerstein, Judge Israel Reyes, Marlene & Bob Josefsberg 7. Darlene & Jorge Perez 8. Joel Friedland, Jerry Robins 9. Laurens Mendelson, Norman Klein 10. John Kozyak, Cesar Alvarez, Alan Dimond, Cristina Pereyra, Judge Israel Reyes 11. Norman Braman, Dorothy Podhurst, Irma Braman

Encounters @ Brickell Connect

The official inauguration of the new offices for Brickell Connect allowed guests to tour the shared workspace options and utilities in the heart of the city. 1. Ray Juncosa, Marcela Duran, Valentina Gutierrez, Clara Solano, Anibal Roa 2. Bill Albornoz, Carolina Rodriguez 3. Maria Beatriz, Santiago Venegas 4. Camilo Hidalgo, Paula Mesa 5. Silvano Ensuncho, Javier Motta, Natalie Rosario

Encounters w/ Brickell Flatiron

The National YoungArts Foundation and YoungArts Corporate Partner Brickell Flatiron presented an exclusive panel discussion on the importance and influence of art across various industries. 1. Ugo Colombo, Cathy Leff, Oti Roberts, Sarah Arison, Kathryn Mikesell 2. Cathy Leff, Vanessa Grout, Kathryn Mikesell, Michelle Areces 3. Felicia Marquez, Oti Roberts, James Ferraro, Lauren Fitzpatrick 4. Sarah Johnson Court, Lina Koorse, David Frediani 5. Oti Roberts, Scott Shuffield, Rachel Pellman 6. Felicia Marquez, Sarah Arison, Kathryn Mikesell 7. Christopher Suarez, David Haller 8. Eva Garzon 9. Ugo Colombo, Andres Fanjul 10. James Ferraro, Oti Roberts, Andres Fanjul 11. Felicia Marquez, Lauren Fitzpatrick

Encounters @ Elite Home

Elite Home celebrated the opening of its second showroom in Miami by transforming the space into a fabulous social lounge to entertain its distinguished clients. 1. Vladimir & Olga Maistrenko 2. Franco Cappellini, Giada Valenti, Vladimir Maistrenko 3. Kristina & Sarah 4. Svetlana & David Zhukov.

Encounters w/ Mexican Cultural Institute

The Mexican Cultural Institute presented Di-Verse, a show in which 12 Latin American visual artists approach the line in different ways to create a piece of art. 1. Consul General of Holland, Nathalie Olijslager, Magda Palmero, Laura Villarreal, Gloria Palmero, Isabel Brinck  2. Josafat Miranda, Laura Villarreal 3. Jose Antonio Zabalgoitia, Isabel Brinck, Laura Villarreal, Nayeli Damian 4. Alejandro Vigilante, Eduardo Diez

Encounters @ InterContinental Miami

UM-NSU CARD hosted its 13th Annual Tropical Nights gala at InterContinental Miami and raised over $300,000 for autism and related disabilities. 1. Brett Feinstein, Daniel Suarez, JaneÇ Brown, Michelle Costa 2. Svetlana & Daniel Valk 3. Michael Marino, Maria Huete 4. Arne & Jill Gellman, Marie-Ilene Whitehurst 5. Senator RenÇ Garcia, Raquel Regalado, Alberto M. Carvalho

Encounters w/ SoLe Mia

The next generation of the Soffer and LeFrak families celebrated a new vision for an authentic and inspiring Miami lifestyle with the groundbreaking of Sole Mia in North Miami. 1. Jimmy Tate, Richard Lefrak, Carol Keys, Marna Winter, Terry Dellerson 2. Jeff Marler, Sabrina Robinson 3. Rocco Riggio, Evan Ross 4. Sharon Rauvola, Stephanie Tisch 5. Alex Heckler, Thais Asper, Marcelo Llorente

Encounters @ PAMM

PAMM hosted a special corporate cocktail with Quality Meats that included a seated dinner and tour of the museum. 1. Laura Raiffe, Jessi Berrin, Ben Mollere, Shai Tertner, Keren Eldad, Timothy Morzenti 2. Ben Brodsky, Nicole Cunningham, Jenna Cerenko, Marko Cerenko 3. Kyle Munzenrieder, Liz Tracy, Lauren Fernandez, Stuart Kennedy 4. Mia Hart, Mitch Bierman Ana Bierman, Susan Baer

Encounters w/ Poltrona Frau

Celebrating 50 years of collaboration with Cassina, Italian Architect & Designer Mario Bellini stopped at Poltrona Frau Group in Miami for a private presentation. 1. Antonella Borrelli, Joseph Raia, Elana Girardello 2. Courtney Caprio, Marcos Jiminez 3. Elena Marco, Federico Materazzi 4. Sonia Gibson, Laurie Wynn 5. Juan Carlos Arciladuque, Petra Mason, Ausbert De Arce

Encounters @ Villa Woodbine

A charity gala supporting the National Center For Victims Of Crime presented by Xander Law Group and Michéle Fontaniére Pop-Up Gallery at Villa Woodbine included a seated dinner, silent art auction, live art show and a classical concert. 1. Richard Weber, Lilian & Eduardo Del Riego, Wayne Atkins 2. Michele & Jason Weber 3. Tino Martinez, Sheila & Chistopher Davey 4. Brook Anderson, Terrence O’Sullivan, Sasha & Edgar Berdeguer

Encounters @ 26 Edgewater

Fortune International Realty and Stripey Development hosted an Argentinian Night Of Flavors to celebrate the grand opening of 26 Edgewater. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Alejandro Goldemberg, Mariana Goldemberg, Monica De Fortuna, Carla De Fortuna, Carlos Mezzo, Martin Elortegui 2. Xochi Valdivieso, Ivan Ochoa, Monica De Fortuna, Manny Chanico 3. Jenny Betancourt, Marcela Escobar, Erica Carbonel 4. Marleny Salas, Zaida Dudash, Michelle Beckers

Encounters @ Felio Siby

Luxury fashion brand Felio Siby’s official grand opening in The Design District invited fashionistas to mingle with designers while exploring the new store’s exotic, cutting-edge and opulent collections. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Xabier Vazquez, Wekney Ferguson, Dominique Siby, Patrick Vignert, Natali De Oliveira, Mary Kheddar, Victoria Grifantini 2. Windie Maroure, Alison Vella, Mary Kheddar 3. Robert Robinson, Billy Mixon, Dominique Siby 4. Mimi Kabamba, Mashinda Kazadi, Stephanie Mande, Mouna Sidia 5. Michael Hanash, Stephanie David, Tayo Otiti 6. Ken Klein, Marcia Exelrud, Michael Foster 7. Emma Grinoz, Sandy Billini, Anna Billini 8. Alon Bekerman, Victoria Rafaeli 9. Andrea H. Patrova, Petar Petrov 10. Anibal Mestre, Hector Hernaiz 11. Kathrin Sapiha, Lourdes Bathard 12. Letty Alvarez, Nelson Perez 13. Dominique & Evelyn Siby

Encounters w/ Midown Miami Residences

Midtown Miami Residences recently hosted the first #MidtownAppHour, where more than 60 brokers attended a progressive condo tour of new residences at 4 Midtown and Midblock. 1. Claudia Aviles, Ana Maria Ayala 2. Danielle Diaz, Ruhammi Ulloa 3. Leonardo Pineros, Franklin Gaitan 4. Melissa Gibbings, Cristina Portuondo 5. Mickael Lancri, Melissa Pardo 6. Patricia Nogueira, Patricia Libreros

Encounters @ DCOTA

More than 2,000 attendees came to The Real Deal Magazine Broward Forum & Showcase at DCOTA for an all-day real estate event featuring over 20 exhibitors showcasing their developments and brokerage firms. 1. David Martin, Carlos Melo, Amir Korangy, Philip Spiegelman, Dora Puig 2. Bryan Castellon, Ro Ozdemirci, Danielle Clermont, Jason Aybar 3. Lisa Whitaker, Amy Ballon, Cari Cascio 4. Michael Newman, Richard Lamondin, Vanessa Stabile

Encounters @ Taste Of The Gables

Downtown Coral Gables launched the 8th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week with Taste Of The Gables by inviting foodies from around South Florida to experience delicious new restaurants and exciting new culinary creations while sipping, chewing and touring to their heart’s delight. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Juan Carlos Merchan, Maria Serrano, Chef Diego Solano, Veronica Alvarez 2. Giselle Habeych, Joana Hernandez, Gloria Fernandez 3. Maria Salas, Jenny Sanchez, Maria Vera 4. Marina Foglia, Ozzie Dominguez, Michelle Salomon 5. Chef Fifi, Antonio Acejedo

Encounters w/ Muse

Art lovers and real estate aficionados alike came out to the Muse Residences Sales Center for an exclusive event featuring the works of world-renowned French Glass Designer Lalique. 1. Craig Studnicky, Elodie Couturier, Philip Spiegelman, Brigitte Respaut Clement 2. Andres Valdivieso, Ryan Shear 3. Debora Palladino, Amanda Manteiga, Isabela Faria 4. Jilles Clement, Brigitte Respaut Clement, Elodie Coutuier, Eric Couturier 5. Roberta Damal, Mariana Braga

Encounters w/ Aria On The Bay

Hundreds of Miami’s top real estate brokers gathered at the Aria On The Bay’s Sales Center for a “A Night Of Tango” hosted by The Melo Group and Cervera Real Estate. Guests mingled while enjoying live music, entertainment, tango dancing, cocktails and lite bites. 1. Jennifer Cervera, Janet Hoyos, Fabian Echagaray, Luis Garino, Susie Prada, Yanet De Castro 2. Renee Bowen, Henry Rocardo Smith, Arling Bermudez 3. John Parsiani, Lara & Carlos Melo 4. Maria Pia McLeod, Patricia Gomez 5. Alexie Elfmont, Allie Grant 6. Yianna Zervas, Luis Casas 7. Angela Macchi, Maisie Lenzi 8. Anneliese & Miguel Velazquez 9. Arny Leckie, Gloria Hoyos 10. Mali & Reina Shah 11. Paulina Muro, John Parsiani 12. Erica Munoz, Yamile Villalobos 13. Teresa Herrera, Jose Perla


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