In an age of homogenized big brands and cookie-cutter luxury, procuring gifts that both stun the eye and sizzle with novelty can take a Herculean effort. Fortunately for all of us seasonal sluggards and present procrastinators, Miami Design District has a fascinating and fashionable recent opening exclusive to the U.S.: Sevan Bicakci. The Istanbul-born jeweler’s pieces are heavily imbued with the atmosphere of his homeland, and it is with a deft touch that this artifice artist makes minarets soar and djinn swirl within minute pieces of handcrafted ornament. A true artist in multiple materials, Bicakci is as equally inventive in 24K gold as sterling silver and diamonds. Much like fine theatre, these gems truly need to be seen up-close and to be properly experienced; MiamiDesignDistrict.net.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we introduce you to a few of Miami’s most dynamic Latino leaders who are breaking the mold and making the city thrive
Tax attorney Suzanne DeWitt is a financial artist. She takes a canvas and paints a picture, which is the design principle of tax minimization. While she is well versed in the rules, she takes a practical, more entrepreneurial approach, passionately finding the best solution of what clients not only shouldn’t be doing, but also what they should, for each individual situation. She’s a deal maker, not a deal breaker.