Frankly My Dear, Miami Doesn't Give a Darn!

An irreverent, daring and sexy place, Miami is uncompromising when it comes to fashion. While other cities disparage our uninhibitedness, we make no excuses and continue to soak up the sun while providing a lax attitude and ample sizzle. Featuring Danié Gómez-Ortigoza, JourneyOfABraid, Ari Tinajero, Annie Vasquez, Maria De León Castillejo. Text by Francesca Cruz

September 2017

The 411

Check out these on-pointe ballerinas! Featuring International Ballet Festival Of Miami, ICU Baby’s “Celebration Of Miracles: A Night of Stars”, Friends Of Cape Florida, Haunted Hike, John Mulaney, Kendrick Lamar, Ghee Indian Kitchen, The Brick, Play For Change, Miami Marlins, Foss Marai, Run 2 Date, LimeBikes, Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show, Freddy’s Certified Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, Kendra Scott, Miami Children’s Health Foundation’s Diamond Ball, Shade Boutique at InterContinental Miami, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Text by Ryan Jarrell

September 2017

Successory

Fashionistas have never seen a rose like this! Check out the the Secret Garden Rose Cuff.

September 2017

Success Style

Masterminding a bold and breezy brand that perfectly complements our city’s climes, Designer Nicky Zimmerman sat down to give us the 411 on the latest look to take the city by storm. Text by Hugh Marchand. Featuring: Nicky Zimmerman

Success Balance

Text by Sandy Lindsey. Photos by Samantha Villavicencio .Following up on the success of her two meditation albums in Spanish, popular Holistic Life Coach, Certified ThetaHealing Instructor, Motivator & Meditation Leader Lorena Coyle has released her first English album: EON Meditations For The Soul. Featuring: Lorena Coyle and EON Meditations For The Soul.

Success Fashion

An elegant inverse to the excess typified by our city, Priscilla Taveras’ DAMA offers a rugged, refreshing look to Miami womenswear. Text by Hugh Marchand. Photos by Lucie Hugary. Featuring: Priscilla Taveras and DAMA.

Success giving

Every time you give cash or drop off used clothing, books or furniture for charity, you hear “Do you want a receipt?” Let’s take a look at the real tax benefits of giving. Text by Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: IRS, TurboTax and H&R Block.

Success Flashback

A decade before the decadent district known as Little Havana mambo’d into existence; the area surrounding Calle Ocho was known as Riverside, as pictured below in 1951. Originally a lower middle-class Jewish neighborhood catering to those involved in our city’s post-war boom, the influx of Cuban immigrants that helped put our magical municipality on the map affected no area as much as the avenue pictured below, indelibly associating it with the keen cultural makeup of our country’s closest Caribbean neighbor. Of particular note in both images is the proud placement of Tower Theatre, an enduring monument to Miami’s devotion to cultural institutions. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Calle Oche.

Entrepreneur

Miamians interested in iconic innovators would do well to keep their eyes peeled on Elena Trelles, founder of Lash Makers, a company that specializes in eyelash extensions and training. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Elena Trelles and Lash Makers.

Pros Of Pretty

DefaultWe’ve scoured the ever-expanding aesthetic enhancement scene to bring you the city’s best and brightest beauty makers. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Photos by Edward Leal. Featuring: Dr. John J. Martin Jr., MD, Stephen Grussmark, DDS, MSD of Grussmark Centre For Invisible Orthodontics, Dr. S. Manjula Jegasothy, MD of Miami Skin Institute, Raul Gonzalez, DDS of Smile Studio Dental & Wellness Center and George M. Varkarakis, MD of GV Plastic Surgery.

Body Shifters

Fitness Confident that your best body is just a few sessions away, meet the top trainers making Miami mighty, one workout regimen at a time. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Photos by Edward Leal. Featuring: Devon O'Farrell of Equinox Brickell Heights, Alex Cure of Cure Fitness, Linda Vallejo of Skanda Yoga Studio, Bernadette Ceravola of Pilates Center by Bernadette and William "Coach" Cameron of Cure Fitness.

Pure Pampering

Suffering from the slings of a bad hair day? Or just feel that the comforting treatments you deserve have been few and far between? We’ve found a few pampering professionals ready to give you the top-tier treatment you deserve. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Photos by Edward Leal. Featuring: Gustavo Berroeta of Rik Rak Salon, Caroline Wilmot of mySpa @ InterContinental Miami, Bobby Barros of Ecstasy Salon Spa, Hisham of Hair By Hisham, Elena Linares of RazzleDazzle Barbershop and Sam Lestino of Johari.

Healing Hands

Kristopher Goddard, D.O., helps patients regain health, mobility and heal naturally by utilizing the most advanced treatments and combining osteopathic manipulative medicine, intravenous nutrient therapies and regenerative injection treatments. Text by Sandy Lindsey. Photo by Edward Leal. Featuring: Osteopathic Physician Dr. Kristopher Goddard.

Eye of the beholder

An exploration of how to avoid succumbing to what society considers beautiful while realizing the real meaning of true beauty. Text by Francesca Cruz.

Bar Tab

A Queens transplant invigorating Miami’s Upper Eastside bar scene, The Anderson’s Josh Alperstein found home where he least expected it — 1,000 miles south of where he was born. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Photos by Edward Leal. Featuring: Josh Alperstein, Broken Shaker and The Anderson.

Encounters @ Segafredo Brickell

Brickell Magazine joined forces with Equinox to honor the 2017 Top 20 Under 40 finalists at Segafredo Brickell, along with some of Miami’s hottest movers-and-shakers who came out to support and network through the night. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Francesca Cruz, Jorge Arauz, Estrellita S. Sibila, Monica Pardo, Lutz Karpf 2. Betty De Aragon, Esra Erdogan Mello, Tracy Koço, Ana Negri, Kayla Avila 3. Alejandro Bonet, Martin Melo 4. Johanna Cure, Isa Zapata 5. Kristopher Goddard, Iryna Drach 6. Maikel Millo, Raquel Watters 7. Nicole Cohen, Austin Hollo 8. Karla Fortuny, Kayla Avila, Christian Lopez 9. Vivianna Franchy, Mily Gross, Clara Gross 10. Claudia Grullon, Elena Linares, Wildary Villasmil 11. Fressia Espinosa, Chantal Lievano, Esra Erdogan Mello 12. Camila Zalazar 13. Estevao Saynoviscki, Dr. Neda Bahmadi, Rafael Leonor 14. Arlen Guerrero, Margaret (Gosia) Grzych 15. Kenya Hijuelos 16. Roxanna Amashta, Poncho De Anda, Lina Amashta17. Lily Hernandez, Amanda Diaz, Dr. Neda Bahmadi, Jazzm Tarver, Sandra Bolivar 18. Bryan Pena, Isabella Quinones 19. Javier Cardenal, Valeria Cardenal 20. Jenna Daniello, Sylvia Kindlain 21. Nora Camejo 22. Syama Reyes, Nicole Whitaker 23. Valerie Lopez Amber, Kemp,Gerstel, Nina Malavia 24. Jay Shehadeh, Katherine Shehadeh, Mahmud Shihadeh 25. Esra Erdogan Mello, Tracy Koco, Katrina & Alex Vargas Vila 26. Courtney Paige Alvarez, Betty De Aragon & Isabella Quinones w/ Guests 27. Gonaz Jalilvand, Jorge Arauz, Estrellita S. Sibila, Grant Stern 28. Carlos Martorell, Stephanie Cardelle 29. Isa Zapata, Lorena Coyle 30. Maria Del Polar, Rubio Jonathan Verde 31. Michelle & Armando Rosquete 32. Oltion Mollaymeri, Julie Harris

Encounters w/ Marian Center School

Friends of Farrey’s Lighting + Bath gathered to enjoy “A Day At The Races” from Christine Lee’s Restaurant overlooking Gulfstream Race Track & Park to support the Marian Center School. 1. Alexa Gresely, Lisa Root, Maria Gresely 2. Paige Farrey, Toni Acocella 3. Altin Koço, Tracy Koço, Foster Koço Tira Koço 4. Terri Abril, Bill Logan 5. Michael O’Connell, Cecilia Veloz O’Connell, Daisy Vazquez, Michael Styer 6. Beth Long, Diane Wimbrow 7. Courtney Whitney, Mark Scharnitz 8. Elaine Gengo, Mary Lee 9. Kristi Kinard- Dunstan, Bud Farrey 10. Valerie Rivera, Paul Scott

Encounters w/ Equinox

Award-winning journalist Maria Shriver and Equinox Sports Club joined forces to expand Move For Minds, a groundbreaking initiative of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. — Photos by World Red Eye 1. Flip Aguilera, Alina Shriver, Jackie Nespral, Alon Seifan, Nelson Dellis 2. Ceci Marizu, Marie Cataudella 3. Romero Britto, Alina Shriver, Philip Levine 4. Susie Wahab, Barbara Becker, Iran Issa-Khan, Tara Solomon 5. Susie Lurie, Dara Lieber, Caroline Cardenas 6. Monica Ramos, Cynthia Hatami, Patricia Potestades 7. Monica Gonzalez, Anna Blackman 8. Farah Tayfour, Monica Ramos

Success Creative

Letting go of the city of her birth, Miami City Ballet superstar Patricia Delgado sets her sights on a new chapter in her career. Featuring Miami City Ballet, Patricia Delgado. Text by Ryan Jarrell

Success Fashion

More than cafecitos, more than luxury automobiles, more than our white-sand beaches and azure waters, Miamians LOVE shoes. Brazilian-born Jorge Bischoff has curated the chicest footwear-focused boutique of the season right in the heart of the city with his heralded U.S. flagship at Brickell City Centre. Featuring Jorge Bischoff, Brickell City Centre. Text by Jorge Arauz.

Success Giving

Oswaldo “Ozz” Negri says he’s blessed to be able to make a career out of he favorite thing in the world: Racing; and to be fortunate enough to be able to give back by raising awareness about causes close to his heart. Featuring Oswaldo Negri. Text by Sandy Lindsey

Success Culture

A must-see for any comprehensive gallery tour around town, Laundromat Art Space is a community-coordinated creative den housing some of Miami’s hottest up-and-comers. Featuring Laundromat Art Space, Andres Martinez, Michael Williams. Text by Ryan Jarrell

Entrepreneur

Being a mom and a business owner is hard, but not impossible. Luly B. shares her expertise, challenges and experiences to empower other women to achieve success without having to sacrifice who they are and who they want to be. Featuring Lourdes Balepogi, Balance is Bull$h!t, Chispa Marketing, SUPER Woman Retreat, SPARK w/ Luly B., Text by Sandy Lindsey

Top 20

We scoured The Magic City to bring you what we deem to be the next generation of business leaders in varioius fields throughout the city. Featuring Adam Kayce, Home Show Management Corp, Amber Kemp-Gerstel, Damask Love, Stephanie Cardelle, Four Seasons Hotel Miami, Joseph A. Quiñones, Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum Of Science, Grant Stern, Maxeme Tuchman, Caribu, Theresa Therilus, Miami-Dade Internal Services Dept, Dr. Neda Bahmadi, Ultra Smile Dentistry, Michelle Rosquete, Lutz Karpf, Courtney Paige Alvarez, MyoCortex, Daniel A. Milian, Law Office of Daniel A. Milian, Austin Hollo, Florida East Coast Realty, Maria Del Pilar Rubio, Shutts & Bowen, Jessika Gomez, Fortune Int’l Realty, Alejandro Bonet, Lineaire Designs, Susset Cabrera, Peacock Public Relations, Corey Lee, Hunton & Williams LLP, Jay Shehadeh, U.S. Century Bank, Oltion Mollaymeri, Northwestern Mutual

Ace

As President of Mirto, Ricardo Fraguas Alvaro oversees all Mirto Group’s activities on the institutional, commercial and industrial levels, accompanied by his two children, Elena & Ricardo. Featuring Ricardo Fraguas Alvaro, Mirto, Elena Fraguas. Text by Sandy Lindsey

Ace

The example set by her hardworking parents has led Diaset Cabrera to put an equal passion into everything she does, including her enthusiastic marketing for the trendsetting Pandora jewelry brand. Featuring Diaset Cabrera, Pandora, The Boolchand Group, Miami International Mall, Brickell City Centre. Text by Sandy Lindsey

Passport

Setting an almost inconceivable goal of visiting all of the New 7 Wonders Of The World in less than two years makes one realize that the human soul always strives to prove itself worthy and able, regardless of any obstacles and challenges along the way. Herewith: A glimpse into an iconic modern journey around the world. Text by Francesca Cruz

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 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 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