We spend a large part of our lives seated at our desk, so it’s extremely important to own the space, not just organize it. The following help customize any desk to just about anyone’s style and work habits. Text by Yoshi Sanz. Photos Courtesy of Respective Brands. Features: Uni Desk Set & Madison 6 Documents Tray from The Island Shop, Thigmotrope Perch Air Plant from The Succulent Source, Fish Paper Clip Holder from CB2, Guirrini Environmentally-Friendly Photo Frames from Guerrini Frames, Bell Desk Lamp from El Dorado Furniture and Made By Humans Eco Staple Free Stapler from Made By Humans.


Smiles and sips are plentiful all day and night in Brickell — especially after a long day at the office. As the area skyline evolves, so do the happy hour options around town. And things keep getting better and better. Text by Anja Maltav. Featuring: Ultimate Mojitos, Lolita’s, Batch, Kevin Danilo, Kaitlyn Davis, and Perricone’s.


Too busy to eat right on-the-go? Stock up on a few essentials that are easy to eat, a synch to prep and healthy enough to keep your waistline in check during even the most stressful workday. Text by Anja Malta. Featuring: Hormel and Trader Joe’s.

The 411

Spotlighting news, launches, announcements, happenings, products & places in and around South Florida for October 2015! Featuring: BARU, The Real Deal 2nd Annual South Florida Real Estate Forum & Showcase, Richard LeFrak, Gil Dezer, Nitin Motwani and Jeffrey Soffer, Moore Building in the Miami Design District, Rutini Encuentro Malbec from Argentina, Mariano Di Paolo, Graziano Imports, HQ Dontics Dental Center in Brickell, The Early Development of Global Education, “Tropical Island Lifestyle” fundraiser, 20th Annual Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race For The Cure on Oct. 17 at Bay Front Park, GEMS 2015, Miami International Film Festival, Brooklyn by John Crowley, The 33 directed by Patricia Riggen, Cantina Beach, Heriberto Oviedo Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne, 2015 Festival Miami, Great Performances, Jazz & Beyond, Music Of The Americas, Creative American Music, Raquel Sofia, Natalia LaFourcade, Simone Dinnerstein, the Frost Symphony Orchestra, Deering Estate,Wine On Harvest Moon: Spirits, Spells & American Lore, 6th Annual Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival, Seed Food & Wine Miami, 6th Annual Bird Festival, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Florida Keys Hawk watching, Curry Hammock State Park, Sailor Moon, Animate!, Miami Airport Convention Center, CityBike Ironman 80.3 Miami, Jungle Island, Commonwealth Institute’s 12th Annual Leadership Luncheon, Maryam Banikarim, Global CMO of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and Katie Kempner, Founder of Kempner Communications.

Encounters @ Jason Of Beverly Hills

Jason Of Beverly Hills and Lisa Hochstein hosted a glamorous evening to support Resolve: The National Infertility Association. 1. Jason Arasheben, Lisa Hochstein, Tara Solomon 2. Jean Marie Kouri, Tian Kitchen, Carly Patterson 3. Michella Filipowicz 4. Lisa Hochstein 5. Will Gearin, Lisa Hochstein, Leslie Schreiber, Jason Arasheben

Encounters w/ Volvo

Volvo honored Brickell Magazine’s “Best Dressed Professionals” and Key Biscayne Magazine’s “Most Beautiful People” with a swanky soiree at InterContinental Miami featuring fabulous door prizes, tours of the new Volvo XC90 and Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour swag bags with cosmetics gift baskets and Foss Marai Spumanti. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Allie Grant, Martin Melo, Julia Bennett, Jami Baker, Carlos Melo, Katherine Doble 2. Andrea Lindman, Neja Bahmadi, Roxy Magraner 3. Cindy Nevens, Edwina Walker-Wright 4. Sonia Succar, Alex Binelo, Claudia Succar Ferre, Violette De Ayala, Stephen Sproul 5. Matthew Beatty, Morgan McGrice, Victoria Beatty, Maria Wilson 6. Tara Solomon, Robert Hill, Christine Corson 7. Francesco Ganz, Gabriela Bakotova 8. Amy Adorno-Cunill, John Cunill 9. Frank Trelles, Elena Asher 10. Angela Bonilla, Gustavo Espinoza, Angeles Almuna, Stephanie Pidermann 11. Lynsee Hee Kyeong 12. Jolanda Marini, Bert Vegter 13. Jorge Arauz, Estrellita S. Sibila 14. Kenneth Damas, Andrea Cunill 15. Dr. Jeffrey & Kirsty Gibson16. Andre Siegel, Lyanette Gaulion, Alexis McComb, Revati Roberts, Tracy Koço, Ana & Jorge Ordonez 17. Christine Corson, Jorge Arauz, Desiree Parth 18. Alejandro Hurtado, Carlos Julio Pabon 19. Stephanie Pidermann, Tracy Woodard, Marieta Pidermann, Pedro Pidermann 20. Ted Pike, Zara Ward 21. Daniela Rosette, Zara Hernandez, Michael Myles, Marilyn Myles, Elizabeth Urias, Frank Piedra 22. Aleyso Bridger, Esther Beniflash 23. Berit Griffin, Stephanie Grosman 24. Caro Pena, Samir Sabbag 25. Christine Corson, Brandon May 26. Jamys Guerrero, Margaret Jimenez 27. Johana Ravelo, Sandra Garcia 28. Laurent & Rita Issartel 29. Mariana Inkier, Floyd 30. Mariela Irala, Alejandro Duque 31. Shannon Allen, Mency Acosta. 32. Floribel Pagan, Nathalie Gonzalez, Ivette Martin, Maribel Carbia 33. Steve Darrah, Ash Sosa 34. Benito Rios, Lucy Gonzalez 35. Karla Bonetti, Jorge Rodriguez, Betty De Aragon, Milagnos Bonetti 36. Luis & Leonor Infante 37. Julie Reinoso, Christine Corson, Elisa Redford, Ashiey Sewell 38. Jorge Llanso, Maggie Llanso 39. Kristal Diaz, Daniel Fernandez 40. Patricia Rosenbana, Lisa Ricci 41. Liz Lopez, Joel Endemano 42. Lauren Watson, Carolina Goncalves, Brenda Arce 43. Chiara Migani, Larry Washington, Arely Ruiz 44. Antonio Maldonado, Nancy Yanez 45. Jessica Lodispoto, Kristin Territo 46. Marah Caban, Michael Gebhard 47. Mayra Evvon, Jenny Emsalem

Encounters @ ISG World

The Urban Land Institute’s Southeast Florida & Caribbean District held its Vision Awards dinner at JW Marriott Marquis Miami. 1. Rick Thortenbury, Liliana Gomez, Natalie Brabner, Craig Studnicky, Veronica Escobedo, David Gorson, Rowena Luna, Edward Trelles, Kattie Maldonado, Andres Penalver, Sandra Pariente 2. Veronica Escobedo 3. Kona Gray, Ricardo Glass, Luis Pulenta, Charles Bohl 4. Melissa Tello, Andres Penalver, Veronica Escobedo, Pablo Rodriguez, Luis Chacon 5. Thalia Perez, Veronica Escobedo, Marsha Escobedo

Encounters w/ Kumon

Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading enrichment program, opened a center on Coral Way to offer an individualized approach to help children progress. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Marisa Mello, Adriana Lima, Patricia Agostini, Luciana Mendes, Karenyne Mcarthy 2. Marcelo Coscarelli, Eduardo Cruz 3. Ana Dutra, Romina Suarez 4. Sarah Borges , Ivone Souza, Isabel Cruz 5. Jessica De Jesus, Elissa Chamizo, Ana Martinez 6. Ana Soto, Maria Costa, Tyrone Albuey, Lili Sandoval, Valeria Weber 7. Gisela Horvilleur, Fabiola Mckian 8. The official Kumon Center Ribbon Cutting 9. Sandra Millan Morris, Mariana Azevedo, Maria Silvia, Nickell Crowley.

Encounters @ Cantina La Veinte

More than 500 VIP guests gathered at Cantina La Veinte to celebrate the upscale Mexican waterfront restaurant & bar’s first anniversary. 1. Georgina Palacio, Jessica Cerezo, Wanda Disidoro, Alexandra Olavarria 2. Alberto Cinta 3. Alexandra Olavarria, Sergio Vallin, Gabriela Otto 4. Periko & Jessi Leon 5. Sergio Vallin w/ Friend 6. Georgina Palacio, Jessica Cerezo, Rosita Hurtado, Alexandra Olavarria 7. Chef Omar Montero.

Encounters @ Divina Gastro Club

The Magic City’s first official “gastro club” arrived in style with the recent opening of La Divina Gastro Club in Brickell. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Paola Forero, Andrea Lopez, Grettel Aviles, Claudia Iriborren 2. German Montero, German Alberto Montero 3. Alexandra Mejias, Franklin Mejias 4. Fernanda Alvarez, Mary Ruano 5. Freddy Villar, Yaumler Martinez

Encounters @ Poltrona Frau

Poltrona Frau Miami welcomed guests of Cassina and Modern Luxury Interiors as they celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the iconic LC Collection. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Giampiero Di Persia, Aldo Faetti, Jean-Louis Cohen 2. Camilla Yuri, Liz Ritzik 3. Diana Boytell, Tatiana Rengifo 4. Eduardo San Marcos, Grasiela Liberman 5. Sonia Gibson, Lucrezia Di Persea 6. Karen Ramallo, Kavin McDoermott, Clara Evans.

Encounters w/ Schiffini

Schiffini, the global manufacturer of high-end kitchen furniture, announced the opening of its first U.S. showroom in the Design District. 1. Osvaldo & Matias Kratsman, Jennifer Schiffini, Alberto Valentini 2. Perla Telias, Betina Perelmuter 3. Osvaldo Kratsman, Silvia Nordio 4. Nubia De Soto, Giusemi Iazzetta, Lorena Iazzetta-Leal 5. Anthony Gordon, Diana Riser, Alberto Valentini, Jennifer Schiffini 6. Osvaldo Kratsman, Sara Durman, Monica Plaza 7. Jennifer Schiffini, Luisa Ferder, Sara Durman.

Encounters w/ Schwab

Schwab recently celebrated their new office at 801 Brickell 6th Floor by inviting clients, guests, associates and staff to tour the new space. 1. Alexis McComb, Ebenezer Tetteh, David Brown, Michelle Moskonas 2. Alexis McComb, Regina Suarez, Tracy Koço 3. Tim Reyes, Evenett Mcdonald, Dick Turici 4. Rodrigo Gonclaves, Taylor A. Pascoe, Michael Vines 5. Lydia Desnoyers, Sande Taylor, Taivara Spector, Boris Spector 6. Michael Freeman, Phillip Rogers, Edward Rogers 7. Ismari Holguin , Marlene Duarte , Richard & Evelyn Sussman 8. Noemi A. Ramos , Bruno Farina 9. John Leeming, Bernando Barba 10. Mariano Llosa , Rod Toth 11. David Roth, Richard Steele, Jorge Davila 12. Donna Peet, George Bauerschmidt, Nancy Denaro.


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