Bold Quality

Whether sleek in silhouette or bright in color, both values present the impact of style and living, integrated for this season and beyond.Photographer: Nick Garcia for BlindLight Studio Styling & Art Direction: Jhon Jairo Santos Styling Assistants: Angeles Almuna & Sofi Perazzo Makeup & Hair: Cesar Ferrette @ Rik Rak Model: Mariana Downing @ Wilhelmina Models Photography Assistant: Richard Mestre Production: Angela Bonilla Furniture: El Dorado Furniture, various locations throughout South Florida; Featuring: Rik Rak, Lafayette 148 New York @ Brickell City Centre, Le Junev, Style Mafia, Laurence Dacade @ Capretto Shoes, El Dorado Furniture, Balenciaga, Narciso Rodriguez, Neiman Marcus, Proenza Schouler, Altuzarra, Givenchy,

Local Heroes

Never ones to rest on their laurels, these Magic City entrepreneurs believe true success isn’t measured by how much you gain, but how much you can give back. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Deirdre Quinn, Jen Ford, Javier Maudet, Zak Mann and Travis Stokes. Featuring: Deirdre Quinn, Bauder Fashion College, Shun Yen, Ida Siu, Lafayette 148 New York, Brickell City Centre, School Of Dreams, Promise Project, Jen Ford, Diana Fleming, Blue Daisy Media, Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida, Basset Rescue Of Florida, Smitten With Kittens, Animal Welfare Society Of South Florida, the Miami Veterinary Foundation, Javier Maudet, Aviation Concepts, Amigos Near Foundation, Zakk Mann, Miami Children’s Health Foundation, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Arven Financial, LLC, Travis Stokes, FIU, Junior Orange Bowl, Member of the Miami-Dade Youth Crime Task Force Advisory Board and Member of the United Way’s Policy Board

Give & Get

Perfect weather. Beautiful beaches. Endless servings of croquetas. There are countless ways we, as enthusiastic citizens, have taken from our city. Herewith: 20 FUN ways to give back. Text by Ryan Jarrell Featuring: Hands On Miami, Humane Society of Miami, Crisis Text Line, Youth For Understanding, Miami Lighthouse For The Blind & Visually Impaired, Dumond Primate Conservancy, Special Olympics Of Florida, VolunteerMatch, Florida State Parks, Volunteer Committees & Boards, Orange Bowl Leadership Academy, SAVE, Vocal ID, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Code For Miami, Operation Gratitude, The Palace, Seasons and Heartland and The Miami Foundation.

Oh, The People You'll Meet

From helping build a school in a hillside barrio of Quito, Ecuador, to rubbing elbows with Manhattan and Dublin society, one writer shares the experiences she’s had meeting interesting people through philanthropy. Text by Irene Moore Featuring: Quito, Ecuador, Chicago University, Ohio State University, University of Kentucky, President Velasco Ibarra, New York City, International Marketing Department at Revlon, Sheila O’Malley, Tony O’Reilly, Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Anthony O’Reilly, Independent News & Media Group, H.J. Heinz Company, Desmond Guinness, Lord Bryan Guinness, Lady Diana Mitford, Leixlip Castle, Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, The Police, Mariga, Prince Albrecht Von Urach, The Fashion Group, Elizabeth Arden, Margaret Case, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helena Rubinstein, Lilly Dache, Edith Head, Claire McCardell, Adele Simpson, Carmel Snow, Oscar De La Renta, Donna Karan, Diane Von Furstenberg, Denise Courshon, Miami City Ballet, Edward & Linda Villella, Les Dames d’Escoffier and Les Dames South Florida.

All Pretty Little Things

Daring and lavish? She’s got it! Take a visual journey mixing of all the sparkling complements that add an extra touch of boldness to any look. Photographer: Nick Garcia for BlindLight Studio Styling & Art Direction: Jhon Jairo Santos Styling Assistant: Sofi Perazzo Makeup & Hair: Cesar Ferrette @ Rik Rak Model: Modesta Petkeviciute @ Wilhelmina Models Photography Assistant: Richard Mestre Production: Angela Bonilla Featuring: Acne Studios, MRKT Avenue Deux, Miami Design District, Saint Laurent, Gucci, Elizabeth Cole Fine Jewelry, Capretto Shoes, Giancarlo Designs, Diamonds On The Key, Gaskell Jewelry, Giancarlo Designs, Nick Garcia, BlindLight Studio, Jhon Jairo Santos, Modesta Petkeviciute, Rik Rak, Van Cleef & Arpels, Etro @ Neiman Marcus, Shops At Merrick, Gaskell Jewelry and Jimmy.

Success Pets

This spring, why not greet the warm weather with a brand new walking buddy? Below are some furry friends from surrounding shelters who’d love to start a new life with you. Also check out some tips on how to get your dogs to behave around guests! Text by Ryan Jarrell Featuring: Dee Hoult, Applause Your Paws and Yelp.

Not All Volunteers Are Created Equal

Every organization from The White House to your neighborhood garage sale relies on volunteers for free labor, but sometimes you get what you pay for. Check out a few ways to avoid being “that” volunteer. Text by Bill Lindsey

Ocean Views

Among its many lures, this Grand Bay condo in Key Biscayne has breathtaking direct views of the ocean, beach, Biscayne Bay and so much more. Text by Anja Maltav Realtor: Daniel Gaviria and Ana Somarriba Featuring: Great Properties International

Bar Tab

Spencer Taliaferro, Head Mixologist at Epic’s LILT Lounge in Downtown Miami, is a Jersey Boy from Brigantine, a small island city attached to Atlantic City, who has brought his behind-the-bar know-how to The Magic City. Text by Irene Moore Photo by Edward Leal Featuring: Spencer Taliaferro, Epic’s LILT Lounge, Brigantin and Atlantic City.

Success Giving

Enlightening the lives of miniature Miamian’s for the last 30 years, below is just one example of the many charitable changes the Voices For Children Foundation have made in our city. Text by Ryan Jarrell Featuring: Voices For Children Foundation, Amelia Guzman and Guardian Ad Litem Mirtha Fuentes.

Success Community

Big news on the philanthropy front: The United Way Of Miami-Dade turns 93 this month, making it almost an even century The Magic City has been touched by this outstandingly obliging organization. Text by Ryan Jarrell Featuring: The United Way Of Miami-Dade

Success Flashback

Traffic aside, I think we can all agree which era of our magnificent metropolis we’d rather reside in. Flagler Street, known in this photo from 1900 as Twelfth, has been a thoroughfare of our singularly saucy city since its inception. Text by Ryan Jarrell Featuring: Flagler Street and History Miami Museum.

Success Timepieces

It can be difficult to choose between the rugged good looks of an iconic timepiece and the massive functionality of a smart watch, which is why you’ll love Alpina’s uber-smart, seriously sexy SeaStrong Dive Watch. Text by Bill Lindsey Featuring: Alpina SeaStrong Horological Smartwatch and Alpina Watches.

Success Bon Voyage

Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District is a small appellation with a big reputation. Home of some of the top wineries in the world, it’s filled with glorious vineyards in every direction as far as the eye can see. Text by Irene Moore Featuring: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Close du Val Winery, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Silverado Vineyards and Cliff Lede Vineyards.

Success Fashion

Seeking to further satisfy their clientele, a number of exciting new changes are coming to the Neiman Marcus at Shops At Merrick Park. First on the list? A massive expansion of an already impressive shoe selection. Text by Ryan Jarrell Photos by Manny Hernandez Featuring: Neiman Marcus at Shops At Merrick Park, Stephen Brunelle, Chanel, Gucci, Christian Louboutin, Valentino and Saint Laurent.

Success At Your Best

Think the makeup in your drawer doesn’t come with an inconvenient truth or two? Use our moral makeup guide to see if your cosmetics kit passes the test. Text by Ryan Jarrell Featuring: Tata Harper Skincare, USDA, PETA and Safe Cosmetics.

Success Oasis

Summer’s coming. Are you prepared to beat the heat? Farrey’s Lighting + Bath carries all kinds of stylish options to make sure your home looks every bit as cool as it feels. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Farrey’s Lighting + Bath

Success A Day With

Practically synonymous with charitable giving in Miami, Camillus House is a volunteer-driven outreach project fighting the good fight in our inner city. Coordinating this flock of selfless samaritans is Alessandra Laricchia. Text by Ryan Jarrell Featuring: Camillus House and Alessandra Laricchia

Success Beauty

A modern maîtriser of the minimalist makeup mode, Miami-based Cosmetic Artist Champagne “Bo” Satayakul doesn’t create beauty — she accentuates it. Text by Hugh Marchand Photos by Elliot & Ericka Featuring: Champagne “Bo” Satayakul, Seventeen, Martha Stewart Living, Vogue Italia and Makeup by Bo.

Success Fiesta

Celebrating its 9th year as the definitive South Florida LGBTQ event, April 9 will see Miami Beach Gay Pride once more enliven our shores. Text by Ryan Jarrell Detail Photo by Mark's List Featuring: Miami Beach Gay Pride, Mario Lopez and Gloria Estefan.

Success Style

A ferocious flashback to the power-mad ‘80s, Demna Gvasalia’s shoulder-centered silhouettes screamed contempo from Balenciaga’s Spring/Summer ‘17 delivery, and provided an empowering trend to the business-minded Brickellite. Text by Hugh Marchand Photos by Monica Feudi/Indigital.TV Featuring: Balenciaga and Creative Director Gvasalia.

Success Connoisseur

A passionate and productive addition to the South Beach food scene, the farm-friendly fast food fanatics behind DIRT believe that in order to be well, you’ve got to eat well. Text by Ryan Jarrell Photo by Brett Hufziger Featuring: DIRT, Chef Nicole Votano, French Culinary Institute, Slenderlicious, The Mai Fun Vegan Wrap.

Success Metropolis

A prime project in the riverside renaissance sweeping our shores, March saw some big news coming from the team behind ultra-luxe tower One River Point. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Developer Shahab Karmely and One River Point.

Success Culture

Think you’ve muscled your way through every museum the city has to offer? Take a trip through the tantalizing yet tasteful array of artifacts at the World Erotic Art Museum in Miami Beach. Text by Ryan Jarrell Featuring: World Erotic Art Museum in Miami Beach, Helmut Newton and Bunny Yeager.

Success Real Estate

With their much-anticipated toppingoff scheduled this month, Brickell’s own Panorama Tower is an exciting addition to the already thrilling district. Text by Ryan Jarrell Featuring: Panorama Tower and Brickell.

Success Salud

Drawing deeply from the community they love so much, Mercy Hospital’s volunteers form an integral portion of the compassionate caregiving Mercy supplies our community. Text by Ryan Jarrell Featuring: Mercy Hospital.


From innovative water-bottle refill stations to organized shoreline cleanups, Entrepreneur Dara Schoenwald wears many hats when it comes to helping locals live eco-minded. Text by Sandy Lindsey Featuring: Dara Schoenwald, Woosh Water and Volunteer Cleanup.

Inspiring Generations

A Montessori child herself, Joan Rodriguez-Malone believes that what sets Village Montessori apart is their commitment to each child as an individual, capable of achieving amazing progress at his or her own pace, driven by their instinct to learn. Text by Sandy Lindsey Photo by Edward Leal Featuring: Joan Rodriguez-Malonem, Village Montessori, Accredited American Montessori Society, Maria Montessori, Maria Montessori and Montessori School Miami.

Generous Nature

When Pedro Capó’s family came to the U.S., they had nothing except for the clothes on their backs. They worked very hard to make El Dorado Furniture a successful enterprise and have never forgotten where they came from and how they got to where they are. Text by Sandy Lindsey Photo by Edward Leal Featuring: Pedro Capó, El Dorado Furniture, Amigos For Kids, La Liga Contra El Cáncer and International Rescue Committee.

Global Do-Gooder

Complementing a rigorous travel itinerary with philanthropy and giving back to the communities you’re visiting has the power to augment your experiences abroad in more ways than you can imagine. Text by Dena Roché