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Your first line of defense for security and privacy in your home is your fence, and Rafael Leon is leading Fence City’s team of perimeter protectors to ensure that your family is safe and secure. Text by Estrellita S. Sibila. Featuring: Rafael Leon and Fence City.

Essentials

Always looking to make life easier? It’s an exciting time to be a homeowner with a barrage of tech, tools and gadgets designed to add joy and efficiency to every room in the house, even outdoors. Text by Yoshi Sanz. Photos Courtesy of Respective Brands. Featuring: Home Automation by Interiors By Steven G. Inc, Enterprise 72” by El Dorado Furniture, Pull-Out Closet Mirror by California Closets, Light Logic Wireless Scene Control by Miami Landscape Lighting, Inc, Falcon Fully-Automated Espresso Machine by KrupsUSA and Smart Remote by Remote Sevenhugs.

Power Sip

This month, take a traditional gimlet and make it a drink to remember by incorporating fresh herbs and spices into every sip. Drink by Anja Maltav.

The 411

Spotlighting news, launches, announcements, happenings, products & places in and around South Florida in May 2016! Text by Sandy Lindsey.Featuring: Oceana Key Biscayne, Kensington Vanguard National Land Services, El Churrasco Steakhouse, Fort Lauderdale Air Show, International Opticians, 105 North Federal Highway, Advanced Auto Diagnostics, American Heart Association Miami Heart & Stroke Ball 2016, Marie Saint Pierre, A Night Of Celebration for The Marc Jaiden Project, Peru Gourmet 2016, Hollywood Wine & Food Fest, Seaspice, Elephantito, Yelp’s Culinary Carnival and RumBar Salsa Nights @ Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.

Encounters @ Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops

Spotlighting news, launches, announcements, happenings, products & places in and around South Florida for May 2016! Text by Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: Oceana Key Biscayne, Kensington Vanguard National Land Services, El Churrasco Steakhouse, Fort Lauderdale Air Show, International Opticians, 105 North Federal Highway, Advanced Auto Diagnostics, American Heart Association Miami Heart & Stroke Ball 2016, Marie Saint Pierre, A Night Of Celebration for The Marc Jaiden Project, Peru Gourmet 2016, Hollywood Wine & Food Fest, Seaspice, Elephantito, Yelp’s Culinary Carnival and RumBar Salsa Nights @ Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.

Encounters w/ National Parkinson Foundation

The National Parkinson Foundation South Florida Chapter hosted an evening at PAMM to help guests discover ways to get involved in the cause. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Mindy Mcilroy, Brad W. McMorris, Karen Maevovitz, Dreema Stokes 2. Alberto Dosal, Michael Mueller 3. Edward Joyce, Frank Angones 4. Leilani Pearl, Lara Levi, Sara Teeter, Glenda Saez 5. Timothy Koyala- Mark Raymond 6. Sunny Fraser, David Gordon 7. Rachael Lecroy, Karen Maevovitz, Carolina Kimball 8. Florence Anderson, Sheldon Anderson 9. Paul Blom, Peter Nguyen 10. Claudia Corporal, Ricardo Corporal

Encounters @ Inter Continental Miami

Miami International University of Art & Design kicked off its official arts partnership with InterContinental Miami Hotel with a digital installation entitled Miami Is. 1. David Schwartz, Christine Corson, Mauricio Ferrazza, Robert Hill, Alvaro Sanint, Gema Naredo, Holly Prociv 2. John Martinez 3. Mauricio Ferrazza, Etain Connor, Christine Corson, David Schwartz 4. Lindsey Rodriguez, John Osborn, Harold Casco, Gema Naredo, Alfonso Gutierrez 5. Maria, Bill & Michelle Swift

Encounters @ El Tucán

El Tucán, drew the curtains on a brand new show, appropriately dubbed Act Two and introduced the first installment of the newly launched concert series “Thursday Spotlight Sessions.” 1. Clare Laverty, Amy Owens, Brian Williams, Steve Owens, Chino Pons, Laurent Fraticelli, Amanda Harris 2. Mathieu Massa, Michael Ridard 3. Elizabeth Maynard, Brooke Mason 4. Angela Amendola, Kelly Saks Guerra 5. Jorian Weiner, Kim Nolan, Marthica Galvis 6. Andy Rodriguez, Amanda Pizarro 7. Laurent Fraticelli, Chino Pons 8. Emma Alois, Irina N. 9. Danie Gomez-Ortigoza, Helene Roth-Bergman 10. Jackie Gutierrez-Jones, Will Jones 11. Michael Ridard, Paula Antoniazzi 12. Lindsay De Los Santos, Milo & Lori Bell, Violet Camacho, Mathieu Massa 13. Carla Torres, Gio Gutierrez, Jorian Weiner

Encounters w/ The Title Guy

Glenn Asher, a.k.a. The Title Guy, hosted a grand opening party to launch the new Kensington Vanguard Brickell office in style. 1. Raul Ruiz, Ronnie Eith 2. Glenn Asher, Chad Carroll 3. Susy Fernandez, Cecilia Samaja 4. Christiana & Ben Moss, Cecilia Samaja, Bobby & Susie Espin, Tristan Alexander, Susy Fernandez, Robby Perez 5. Russell Nova, Stacey Asher, Allen Davoudpour

Encounters w/ AEA

The Miami Chapter of Asociación Emergencia Ayacucho (AEA) presented a live cooking and sampling demo of quinoa dishes at The Mark in Brickell. 1. Nancy Bradley, Violeta McDermott, Gloria Rosebrough, Anita Cordoba 2. Carla Ligia Erraez, Sarah Cuoto, Violeta Cepeda 3. Chef Carlos Brescia, Marisol Gomez 4. Elodia Lombardi, Lucy Vaccari, Gaby Miani 5. Judith Basualdo, Jacqueline Vargas, Glorida Acunas 6. Maria Del Carmen Bustamante, Marisol Gomez, Lucy Mejia 7. Jenny Lizarraga, Catalina Duarte 8. Maricarmen Patron, Fernando Ibanez 9. Patricia Scerpella, Blanca Denis 10. Gaby Miani, Alicia Jaramillo 11. Rosamaria Van Den Wyngaert, Cristina Sayman, Carmen Morales

Encounters w/ Brown Jordan

Brown Jordan invited guests to discover the world possibilities available with performance fabrics and various fiber and yarn types and dyeing processes. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Toren Curtis, Hamilton De Toledo, Larissa Bello, Marcia Blake, Chris Price 2. Paula Blake, Stuart Blake 3. Chris Price, Rod Toth 4. Hamilton De Toledo, Marcia Blake 5. Larissa Bello, Toren Curtis

Encounters @ Soho Beach House

The Lacoste L!VE X Addict Party took place at Ocho @ Soho Beach House to release tennis-inspired must-haves in line with the Miami Open. 1. Eric & Danielle Guedj 2. Christie Ferrari, Michelle Chwoschtschinsky, Michelle Salas 3. Danielle Botero, Danie Gomez Ortigoz 4. Shane McNaught, Minh Nguyen, Farid Gholizadeh 5. Jackie Roque, Luke Salas 6. Maria Echeverria, Diego Pagola 7. Walshy Fire 8. Clyde Edwards 9. Raquel Canas, Ali Pappas 10. Joelle Grunberg, Julia Pearl Schkoda 11. Terry Zucker, Suzy Buckley

Encounters @ Opera Gallery

Opera Gallery celebrated its Grand Opening in the Miami Design District with more than 300 luminaries from the art, design and social circles in attendance for the first look. —Photos by Mitchell Zachs 1. Gilles & Florence Dyan 2. Pauline Fisher, Michael Salmons, Barbara Hulanicki 3. Dan Benchetrit, Shana Dyan Benchetrit, Roland & Jasmine Kahn 4. Tara Solomon, Nick D’Annunzio

Encounters w/ Make-A-Wish

Downtown Miami’s best bartenders went head-to-head for a chance to create a custom cocktail to be added to the Toro Toro menu for May, with all proceeds from sales benefiting Make-A-Wish Southern Florida! 1. Andrea Steevens, Derek Stilman, Clyde Thompson, Matt Glazer, Jill Cohen, Matt Phillips, Mark Kinzer, Ani Cardona 2. Bill Talbert, Robert Hill 3. Thomas Kresse, Bruce Ford, Ben Eisenberg 4. Indiana Sanchez, Rick Daniels 5. Jeff & Ben Eisenberg, Elizabeth Perez, Wanda Trouba, Robert Hill, Matt Simon, Lisa Gang, Taylor Gang 6. Christine Corson, Guillermo Gordillo 7. Alex Carvalho, Julio Meneses 8. Lisa Gjonaj, Nestor Aguilera 9. Gina Milani, Gerald Genna 10. Liza Forero, Alexia Gonzalez

Encounters w/ City National Bank

VeritageMiami, presented by City National Bank, held its Spring Edition Interactive Dinner at JW Marriott Marquis Miami to benefit the United Way Center For Excellence In Early Education. 1. Yaprak Campo, Martha Valdes-Fauli 2. Martin Ekechukwu, Crystal Wilson 3. Alex Villoch, Stuart Miller 4. Miguel & Nelly Farra, Alexandria Barnum

Encounters @ 1450 Brickell

United Way of Miami-Dade and Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra, LLC (MBAF) hosted an exclusive cocktail reception for young professionals of the 1450 Brickell building. 1. Carlos Alzate, Guillermo Castillo, Miguel Farra, Nelly Farra, Jorge Gonzalez 2. Mark Fenaughty, Alessandro Bagnara 3. Jorge Morera, Oliver Benitez 4. Elizabeth Galvez, Daniela Alzuru 5. Juan Carlos, Brandon Center, Andres Campano 6. Carolina Diaz, Justin McCarthy, Jennifer Zuniga 7. Tony Argiz, Miguel Farra, Roberto Blandon 8. Daniel Restrepo, Natalia Garzon 9. Joe Won, Maurice Habif 10. Andres Campano, Marissa Arellano 11. Christina Camacho, Linda Robertson, Heidi Widom

Successory

We all know about lightweight carbon fiber race cars, but a completely carbon fiber watch? The Hublot Best Buddies Classic Fusion Chrono Aero Carbon Cycling Timepiece is the company’s latest masterpiece created specifically to benefit a charity. Featuring: Best Buddies, Hublot and he Hublot Best Buddies Classic Fusion Chrono Aero Carbon Cycling Timepiece.