Isabella Acker is the supernova behind the community-wide effort that consists of events that include bonfires under the stars, movie nights, famers’ markets, live music concerts and creative workshops. This Southern charmer moved to Miami 7 years ago and fell in love with the potential she saw in our city. “In place of focusing on voids, I focus on the room there is to pioneer,” she says. “All of the pop-up concerts, laid-back rooftop happy hours, guided city tours, farm-to-table dinners and intimate storytelling that I love to indulge and share in are the kinds of things I want to create, develop and make accessible in Miami.” And she and her team have done exactly that — the second you step foot in one of her events, there’s a sense of “Ah, yes, I could belong to this tribe.” Her mantra is: “Go out there and create the city you want to be proud to call home.”; ThePrismMusicGroup.com.
Some of the most unforgettable experiences for Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, are when he comes across a patient who is now an adult and he performed a transplant on them as a baby. Seeing them older, living healthy lives, doing the things they love, is an ongoing inspiration.
The Chihuahua breed’s origins are steeped in mystery. It’s widely believed that they are direct descendants of the Techichi — a small dog of Chinese ancestry that dates back to Mayan times. It’s possible that explorers bred the Techichi with a small hairless dog, and the Chihuahua was the result.