Statement pieces have the power to anchor a room, and nobody knows that better than the folks at local home furnishings legend El Dorado Furniture. Their wildly popular Modern Universe King Platform Bed w/ Side Panels is an excellent example. It measures just under 14 ft. wide to add grand drama to the room we see first thing in the morning, and last at night. Designed by Italian artisans, the Ava Queen Platform Bed combines beauty and functionality with striking LED lights to redefine contemporary furniture. White makes a strong but traditionally high-maintenance statement. The Nube II White Sofa, upholstered in easy-to-clean LiveSmart Performance Fiber, provides glamour in a package you’re willing to let guests actually sit on. The Harper Sofa reimagines the classic Chesterfield in an appealing mid-century modern style for those who like timeless contemporary. The Miami Beach Rectangular Table is our fair city given form in an updated rustic style that is completely cutting-edge; while the Maxi Accent Chair is design with a twist (literally) at the front of the polished steel frame of this striking seat; ElDoradoFurniture.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.