Success Adventure

Situated between dense jungle and The Caribbean, and accentuated by a freshwater lagoon of 7 hues of blue, there’s no denying that Bacalar, Mexico, wears its title of pueblo mágico well. Text by Francesca Cruz

Power Houses 2017

In one of the country’s most expensive municipalities, to say real estate is at a premium is an understatement. Interested in knowing more about the brokers that make living in Miami a reality, we’ve gathered some of Miami’s most successful realtors and found out just what it is that makes these titans tick. Featuring Carmen Casadella, Fortune Development Sales, Great Properties Int’, Ana Somarriba, Alexandra Escudero, Fortune International Realty, Sabine Otamendi, KAR Properties, Giulietta Ulloa, EWM Realty, Olga Monson, Thelma Elejalde, Real Estate Sales Force, Fadia Bassi, One Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, Karen Elmir, The Elmir Group, J.R. Sosa Properties, Jose R Sosa, Joao Luiz Carvalho, Swire Realty, Irene Annikova,


Our city is constantly changing, especially in the last decade. Kiko Ricote has lovingly photographed it from every angle possible — terra firma, on the water and from the sky. The result is Miami: Visually Speaking. Featuring Kiko Ricote. Text by Sandy Lindsey

Encounters w/ Swire Properties

Brooklyn-based band MOTHXR rocked the crowd on the S. Miami Ave. Bridge with a live performance to launch the highly anticipated partnership between Swire Properties and United Talent Agency. 1. Penn Badgley, Simon Oscroft, Clare Laverty, Darren Will & Nick Fleetwood 2. Megan Haddad & Yossi Bibas 3. Mica Einhorn & Brett Graff 4. Katrina Perez & Casey Gasinowski 5. Clare Laverty & Nick D’Annunzio 6. Tina Aguilar, Tania Llanes, Jennifer Santana & Kayla Barrera

Success Home

Get your house ready for holiday parties with Christofle fine silverware and the new Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum! Also check out some advice from The Good Housekeeping Research Institute on how to keep your house clean Text by Stacy Wynn Featuring: MOOD Collection, Christofle, Dyson, The 360 Eye Robot Vacuum and The Good Housekeeping Research Institute.

Success Balance

See what Silvia Rioja, leader in esoteric studies, has to say about aura's and how they work. Also check out some must-try tips to clear your energy. Text by Francesca Cruz. Featuring: Silvia Rioja, leader in esoteric studies.

Success At Your Best

William Shakespeare once exclaimed: How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. Victim’s Advocate and all-around champion for women’s rights, Kattia A. Castellanos, is a prime example of that sentiment. Text by Francesca Cruz. Featuring: Kattia A. Castellans, Coral Gables Police Department’s Victim Witness Unit, J.E.C.Y Foundation Teen Dating Violence, National Crime Victims’ Rights Committee Yearly Campaign, Fundación Hispana Para La Prevención De La Violencia Domestica, Amigos Del Niño Con Cáncer and Coral Gables.

Success Esthetique

Dionne Corona, Aesthetician and the owner of Ohana Wellness & Aesthetics Center, is giving her tips on how to take care of your skin! Make sure to also check out some skincare products that are sure to give your skin an envious glow! Text by Francesca Cruz. Featuring: Dionne Corona, Ohana Wellness & Aesthetics Center, 3Lab Super H Serum, Nordstrom, La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Essence In Lotion, Goop and Goop’s Enriching Face Oil.

Success Drive

See what Fernando Torres of Advanced Auto Diagnostics has to say about dealing with a high-price exotic or European vehicle. Also check out what your car scent says about your personality! Text by Ryan Jarrell Featuring: Fernando Torres, Advanced Auto Diagnostics.

Success Metropolis

Brian Gordon is a big-name in real estate development across the Midwest, putting his personal touch on some of Chicago’s most exciting condominium complexes. His next focus? The Magic City. Text by Ryan Jarrell Featuring: Magellan Development Group, LLC, Executive VP Brian Gordon, Midtown Five, Lakeshore East Complex, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Home Depot and Pier 1 Imports.


Peggy Hollander, Founder & Managing Partner of The Succession Group, helps create and implement sophisticated, custom-tailored planning strategies for art collectors to frame their legacy. Text by Sandy Lindsey Featuring: Peggy Hollander Founder & Managing Partner of The Succession Group and The Succession Group.

Dealer's Dozen

We’ve curated a diverse collection of 12 Miami Artists who represent a sure bet when it comes to investing in art that any aficionado would be proud to add to their collection. Text by Ryan Jarrell Photos Courtesy of Respective Artists Featuring: Alexander Mijares, Neo- Expressionism, Mijares, Justin Bieber, Pharrell, Andres Conde, Figurative Expressionism, Conde Contemporary, Itzchak Tarkay, Pop Revolution, Technique Art Fair in Miami Beach’s Shelborne Wyndham Grand, Billy Monsalve Duffo, Realism, Gary Nader, Colombian painter Heriberto Cogollo, Eleazar Delgado, Landscape, Multimedia & Kinetic Art, MDC, Pratt Institute, Sugar Ladies, Free Ladies, Helen Kagan Ph.D, Abstract Impressionism & Expressionism, Muse & Music, Art Basel satellite Spectrum Miami, Josue Acosta, UF, Maggie Genova-Cordova, Mixed Media Painting, The Magic City, Coconut Grove Elementary, the University of Miami, Director of the Building & Zoning Department, Visione Cubana, Galleria Frascione in Florence, Italy, Phil Fung, Painting, New York, New Orleans, French Quarter, Hurricane Katrina, Raul Lopez Pomares, Functional Sculpture, Tony Mendoza, Pop Art, Calle Ocho, Troy Simmons, Mixed Media Sculpture, Houston, Jankossen Contemporary Art Gallery during Art Week, Veronica Gunnarsson and Abstract & Figurative Art.

Encounters @ Saks Fifth Avenue Brickell City Centre

Brickell City Centre’s opening included an evening of events including the Saks Fifth Avenue preview and a series of musical performances, tours and announcements. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Alex & Rhina Rubio, Ramona & Carlos Messore 2. Daniel Guerra, Jenny Ducre, Alirio Torrealba 3. Mayi De La Vega, Lian Oteiza, Maile Aguila 4. Maria Saavedra, Konrad Janus, Tracy Koço 5. Stephen Owens, Albina Nova, Federico Teran

Encounters w/ Foss Marai

Ximena Fuentes’ heralded Miami Book Of The Dead was celebrated with a special cheers from Foss Marai at Neushop in Downtown Miami. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Adriana Santiago, Daniela Pardo, Asia Jencquel 2. David De Palma Alexandra Paschalides, Alegria Beracasa, Borga Blond 3. Aky Fernandez, Joshua Durkee 4. Alberto Montenegro, Romina Palmisano 5. Ana Maria Pietri, Kika Alcega 6. Andres Vicentini, Claudia Angrisano 7. Mercedes Puentes, Ingrid Barrera 8. Karla Gomez, Rolando Pena 9. Ximena Fuentes, Nicolas Delgado 10. Christopher Smuts, Andrea Lucia Prado

Encounters w/ PAWS

The Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale recently partnered with the Humane Society of Broward County + PAWS for a special event to help raise awareness and funds for the animals of South Florida. 1. Jamie Profant, Ronni Ostrander, Susan Scheid, Susan Sears, Kathy Tricomi w/ Friend 2. Joyce Gato, Iliana De La Torre, Mallorie Smith, Brandon Zarco 3. Julie Strauch, Mary Kazeres, Karola U. Woodworth, Suzie Smith 4. Dawn & Peter Dellapina 5. Brian & Kathy Greenberg 6. Dawn Dellapina, Iliana De La Torre, Christy Gumberg, Joyce Gato, Charlotte Maietto2 7. Christopher Agostino, Matt Katz 8. Maria & Greg Levine 9. Susan Greaton, Jonelle Milton

Encounters @ Brickell Cit y Centre

Brickell City Centre hosted a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting with Swire President Steven Owens joined by Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez to do the honors. 1. Ribbon-Cutting Crew including Debora Overholt, Stephen Owens, Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Francis Suarez, Mark Metrick & Bernardo Fort Brescia 2. Megan Haddad, Yossi Bibas, Jason Binn 3. Bernardo Fort Brescia, Laurinda Spears, Kieran Bowers 4. Tara Solomon, Stephen Owens 5. Bernardo Fort Brescia, Guy Bradley, Stephen Owens, Mayor Tomás Regalado 6. Daniel & Mayi De La Vega, Maile Aguila, Kieran Bowers

Encounters w/ ICU Baby

ICU Baby hosted a special happy hour at Conrad Hotel to support families with a critically ill newborn in our community’s Neonatal Intensive Care Units. 1. Sofia Holtzman, Elizabeth Simonton, Nichole Aldrich, Ani Buraglia, Leah Jayanetti 2. Lisa Wanderer, Lauren Barrington, Jennifer Withers, Leah Jayanetti 3. Lori Spodak, Katie Nullman, Elizabeth Simonton 4. Carolina Mazuera, Maria Valdivieso De Uster, Paulina Flores, Patricia Longman, Elizabeth Pesante 5. Antonio Lauria, Cristina Cappelletti, Magally Damiani, Claudia Heredia, Paula Perez, Iliana Fernandez 6. Kathryn DeVane Hamilton, Gavin O’Neil 7. Meche Perez-Phelan, Alejandro Perez Duque 8. Lori & Brett Spodak 9. Rima Macionyte, Harry Baxter 10. Elizabeth Simonton, Nichole Aldrich

Encounters @ Brickell Cit y Centre

Amid construction workers putting on the finishing touches to Brickell City Centre, VIP guests were welcomed for an exclusive first look tour of Miami’s latest shopping mecca. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Estrellita S. Sibila, Jorge Arauz, Tracy Koço, Alexander Avila 2. Farris Bukhari, Ron Mann 3. Danielle Montana, Nick D’Annunzio, Abbey Nayor 4. Elaine Mills, Scott Kitchen, Sherri Gutierrez 5. Jessica Burks, Rosi Garibay, Mariolga Calderon 6. Kieran Bowers, Danie Gomez Ortigoza, 7. Priscilla Burgos, Lennie Gomez 8. Liana Lozada, Andres Larin 9. Maile Aguila, Tathiana Rosado 10. Mariolga Calderon, Raquel Gorny 11. Victoria Cervantes, Amanda Harris 12 . Rich Lopez, Ron Mann

Encounters @ Studio Becker

Bespoke cabinetry and architectural millwork leader Studio Becker invited guests to celebrate the launch of their new showroom in Coral Gables. — Photos by Betty Alvarez 1. Laura Tenzijthoff, Eric Follmer 2. Anabel Rodriguez, Carolina De Cespedes 3. Frank & Ceci Rosell 4. Cesar & Vivan Llano, Cristy & Teo Rosell

Encounters w/ Boys & Girls Clubs

The 10th Annual Wild About Kids Gala benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade welcomed guests to The Ritz- Carlton Key Biscayne. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Raul Rodriguez, Lisa & Judy Kramer, Maria Rachadell, Robert Kramer 2. Alexandra Alfonso, Guillermo Gibbon, Sofia Delgado 3. Jose & Cecilia Sosa 4. Vanessa Beltran, Karting Lopez, Yulia Myan 5. Tomislav Mandakovic, Olga Guillarte

Encounters w/ Biltmore Parc

Biltmore Parc and MG Developers hosted a panel discussion at Marina Palms. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Jennifer Yudice, Christina Pappas, Alicia Cervera, Daniel Guerra, Maggie Buck, Craig Studnicky, Jessica Bostwick, Alma Betancourt, Rosie Hernandez, Avelina Colon, Dinorah Guerra 2. Daniel Guerra, Dinora Guerra, Erik Haase 3. Alma Betancourt, Dinora Guerra 4. Erika Abbott, Jen Arganarez 5. Avelina Colon, Erika Abbott, Arleen Rodriguez, Miriam Gilmore, Pam Garcia 6. Alberto Carrillo, Alex Vidal 7. Grace Mure, Nelly Da Silva 8. Jennifer Arganaraz, David Adam Kurz, Kendra Decker 9. Jennyffer Mones, Jordan Casanas, Kendra Decker 10. Jennifer Judice, Monica Canabal

Encounters w/ Voices For Children

The 22nd Annual Be A Voice Luncheon encouraged guests to “Transform, Inspire & Love” during the special gathering at Coral Gables Country Club. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Nelson Hincapie, Abigail Price-Williams, Michael Rosenberg, Rebeca Sosa 2. Alex Bokor, Hugo Benitez, Eduardo W Gonzalez 3. Laurie Jennings, Denise McArthur, Carlos Gimenez 4. Nelson Hincapie, Jay Shapiro, Brad Meltzer 5. Jose Fuentes, Alex Dominguez 6. Jose Pepe Diaz, Jeanette Rubio, Rebeca Sosa, Shakyiah Cargill, Sally Heyman 7. Lourdes Gimenez, Allyn Bernstein 8. Marcela Arbelsez, Miguel De La O 9. Justin Trabert, Yolanda Berkowitz, Lourdes & Carlos Gimenez, Athina Martunet, Eduardo Marturet 10. Laurence Stott, Yolanda Berkowitz

Encounters w/ Midtown Five

Midtown Five Miami hosted their first meet & greet event to showcase the offerings at the newest rental community in Midtown. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Ramon Benitez, Alejandra Weeimann, Ruben Benitez, Nayla Benitez 2. Adolfo Gil, Mario Fielder, Jeremy Yeje 3. Alejandro Castro, Oz Ureten 4. Asia Gamboa, Isaura Alegria 5. Bruno Aguirre, Eric Larzabal 6. Gabriela Arenas Trudy Castle, Michelle Jorge 7. Juan Carlos Perez, Lavinia Ana Ioana 8. Lavinia Ana Ioana, Juan Carlos Perez 9. Lucho Gautier, Flavia Tallo 10. Margarita Navarro, Anderson Vanoy

Encounters w/ The Real Deal

More than 4,500 people gathered to hear top industry experts speak on the state of South Florida’s real estate markets during The Real Deal’s latest Showcase & Forum. 1. Rodrigo Gomez, Edgardo Defortuna, Oliver Ruiz, Andres Asion, Maile Aguila 2. Craig Studnicky, Rigo Plasencia, Michael Neumann 3. Amir Korangy, Stuart Elliot, Ross Fox, Yoav Barilan 4. Anna Myakshina, Arik Zamir, Erika Galsky

Encounters w/ Pandora At Brickell City Centre

Pandora in Brickell City Centre officially opened its doors to welcome Miami’s stylish who’s who to take a sneak peek at the highly anticipated new location. — Photos by Posh Photography & Edward Leal 1. Navin Nandwani, Lavina Nandwani, Ravee Nandwani, Haresh Nandwani, Nita Nandwani, Ram Nandwani, Shalini Nandwani, Willy Zwetsloot, Andre Zwetsloot, Divya Nandwani, Jai Nandwani, Aruna Nandwani 2. Ram Nandwani, Irwin Tauber, Alex Tauber, Stephanie Tauber Feldenkreis 3. Ribbon Cutting 4. Bethany Martinez, Jessica Sotolongo, Liza Dieppa 5. Judy Vieria, Daniel Buergo, Claribel Teran 6. Navin Nandwani, Haresh Nandwani, Ram Nandwani, Andre Zwetsloot, Ravee Nandwani, Kiran Mukhi Nandwani, Amara Nandwani, Sameena Nandwani, Angela Davenport, Judy Vieria, Jai Nandwani, Anaya Nandwani 7. Anthony Spitaleri, Evelyn Torres, Ashley Garcia, Elliot Machado 8. Ericka Medina, Kristin Spainhour 9. Tracy Koço, Andre Siegel 10. Andrea Carolina 11. Judy Vieira, Angela Davenport, Emilee Szabo, Maria Velasco 12. Ravee Nandwani



Success A Day With

When one imagines the life of ultra-affluence, private at-home massages, lavish dinner parties and personal helicopters nixing the Dixie Highway’s gridlock spring to mind. Scott & Angelique Gerow of 360 Concierge & Staffing make such daydreams a reality. Featuring Scott Gerow, Angelique Gerow, 360 Concierge & Staffing. Text by Ryan Jarrell


Technology is evolving daily, check out the newest and most painless way to remove fat without surgery or downtime with Dr. John J Martin. Featuring Dr John J Martin and SculpSure. Text by Dr John J Martin and Ryan Jarrell

Success Esthetique

A smile can speak volumes without uttering a single word, Jessica Eagen, a Miami native herself, understands and values the importance of a beautiful and healthy smile. Featuring The Roads Dental Group, Jessica Eagan. Text by Jessica Eagen and Ryan Jarrell

Success Creative

When New York hospitality expert Steven Kamali was tapped for the much-anticipated Triptych Luxury Hotel in Miami, the fact that he will bring years of lavish culinary programming to the groundbreaking development straddling Wynwood, Midtown and the Design District did not go unnoticed. Featuring Steven Kamali, Triptych, Godfrey Hotel Chicago, Cut by Wolfgang Puck, Four Seasons in Downtown NYC. Text by Ryan Jarrell