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Conversation Pieces

Whether you’re a novice art aficionado, a seasoned collector or something in between, we’ve gathered some emerging Miami artists that you should consider adding to your collection. Some you may have heard of, some you will discover here first, but all have one thing in common: They’re on the verge of greatness and thrilled to share their passion with the world.

Art Wealth

An appreciation for art goes beyond the aesthetic. Leading Miami attorney Suzanne DeWitt designs tax savings strategies utilizing high-end artwork for many of her clients.

Pilo’s Purpose

Beyond its colorful interiors and exteriors, vibrant entertainment lineup and authentic Mexican cuisine, Pilo’s aims to be the largest employer of individuals with special abilities.

Elevated Experience

Duke & Dame is a premium craft whiskey with robust salted caramel flavor and just the right amount of sweetness — sophisticated enough to be sipped neat yet playful enough to be enjoyed as a shot or in a cocktail.

Lasting Impact

CONSIDERING EACH NEW PROJECT AN OPPORTUNITY TO BRING A UNIQUE AND POWERFUL STORY TO LIFE, MEYER DAVIS PLAYS WITH SPACE, FORM, TEXTURE AND LIGHT TO DEVELOP A VISUAL EXPERIENCE THAT SEEKS TO COMPEL AND INSPIRE. 

Visual Appeal

BLURRING THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN SCULPTURE AND FUNCTIONAL DESIGN, BEA PERNIA IS KNOWN FOR HER ABILITY TO PUSH THE LIMITS OF MATERIALS IN UNIQUE AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING WAYS.

Next Level

NICHOLAS JEMCIUGOVAS & ROBERTO RACY OF NAR DESIGN STUDIO TAKE A RESPONSIBLE APPROACH TO DELIVER EXCELLENCE WHILE PROMOTING A SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.

Stylish Function

MIAMI NATIVE NICHOLE SANTANA IS A DESIGNER SKILLED IN UNITING BEAUTY AND PRACTICALITY TO CREATE EXCEPTIONAL SPACES THAT HER CLIENTS LOVE

Flavor Evolution

FOODIES REJOICE: BOULUD SUD IS BACK WITH A NEW CHEF, AMPED-UP DISHES, A DEAL-MAKING PRIX FIXE EXECUTIVE LUNCH AND MUCH MORE.

Soul Art

CUTTING, PASTING, AND OVERLAYING ALLOWS ELIDEA TO CREATE A UNIQUE VISION THAT’S OFTEN SURREALISTIC AND FULL OF STIMULI.

Body Wellness

DashBar revolutionized the beauty industry by offering women multiple services, not just on any given day, but in any given hour. With the addition of non-invasive body contouring, they’re now incorporating wellness into the mix.

Tax Whisperer

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.

Latino Visionaries 2021

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

Profits with Purpose

The School of Whales aims to reimagine commercial real estate investing by pooling invested funds together for vetted projects that go from blueprint to profitable.

Tech Savvy

We sat down with Henrik Cronqvist, Vice Dean of Lifelong Learning & Executive Education at Miami Herbert Business School, to get his thoughts on why Miami is the city everyone is moving to for tech jobs, to start their own business, get funding and develop the companies of tomorrow.

Brickell Jewel

Diamonds are a symbol of love, success and the good things in life. They are at the center of our most meaningful moments. Defined by high standards and expert craftsmanship, EPL Yakutian Diamonds are known as the best for a reason.

Medical Miracles

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.

Brand Steward

With almost 20 years of experience in global marketing, strategic brand-building, innovative creative direction and disruptive, needle-moving partnerships and programming for some of the world’s leading brands, Christa Dabkowski is uniquely positioned to lead both consumer-facing brands and client-driven creative agency operations.

Style Snaps

From sublime shopping sprees at Brickell City Centre to bringing a creative vision to life on the director’s table, the stylish professionals you’re about to meet each have a style spark all their own. Herewith: Miami’s Most Stylish Professionals, presented in all their epic glory in a modern throwback vibe for the ages.

Train Strong

54D is a 9-week Human Transformation program that combines high-intensity training, custom nutrition, recovery therapy and community. It changes lives in just 54 days.

New Hope

Key Biscayner & Founder of Born Free Pet Shelter, Alicia Aballi, has saved hundreds of animals since 1981. Now living at a 5-acre property in the Redlands, she and her team of dedicated volunteers continue to care for rescue dogs in a humane, open environment where they can exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle while awaiting adoption and happily living out their remaining years.

Miami Strong

In a city where beach bodies reign supreme and fitness goals shine brighter than the sunshine, get inspired by fit locals finding balance in paradise amid all the hustle-and-bustle.

Gett Gorgeous

The Gett Official story started when Luiza Bagno and Laura Dias joined the same CrossFit community and became friends in 2019. The result of these two female powerhouses “gett”-ing together was creating a head-to-toe style for the gym and beyond.

Purposeful Life

Mixed-media artist Gianna D.’s concept, material and process can best be described as the three main constants — or cornerstones — the “why,” “what” and “how” of her practice. Each mesmerizing piece tells an important story.

Aesthetic Delights

Dr. Barbara Sturm’s unique, science-based products have achieved cult status with skincare devotees worldwide, and her philosophy of healing the skin has challenged both aggressive approaches and conventional wisdom.

The Mentor

In her role as Academic Director for the Professional MBA at Miami Herbert Business School, Amy Agramonte is charged with creating a successful environment through not only curriculum development, but also by way of community development.

Swim Stars

Alexandra Grief was inspired to start Montce to hit a key area she thought was missing in the swimwear industry: one of great fit with a super-flattering cut, fun prints and textures. Along with her brother, Devin, they create swimwear and activewear that make customers feel amazing.

Daddy Duty

When it comes to fatherhood, no one can really explain the joys and responsibilities that come with the job. Meet some Miami dads who always put family first.

TOP 20 Professionals Under Forty

As we all experienced the most unprecedented year in modern history, the resilient young professionals you’re about to meet withstood all the challenges that came with the pandemic, and stepped up to the plate like never before to hit the professional homeruns of their lives while inspiring the next generation to dream big and reach for the stars.

Role Model

This year’s Take A Walk In Her Shoes annual fundraiser honors Inspiration Award recipient Teresa Murphy. A 27-year Miami-Dade elementary school teacher, she has been helping improve lives via the Chapman Partnership for nearly two decades.

Legal Leader

As a partner at the innovative and dedicated legal firm of Haber Law, Lauren S. Fallick has devoted her professional career to defending and protecting the rights of her clients.

Tasting Joy

“Baking has always been a big part of my life. I come from a family of bakers, and to this day, if you go to my mom’s house, you’ll always find lemon bars, cream cheese brownies, or of course, lots and lots of bundt cakes!”

Inspired Impact

People. Passion. Philanthropy. The dynamic professionals you are about to meet have dedicated their lives to giving back and changing lives. May their stories inspire you to make your own positive influence on the world.

Nature Connection

The organic movements and images within Meg Wallace’s paintings engage imaginative dialogue and challenge perception, weaving her passion to empower humanity with her penchant to preserve nature.

Investment Properties

Cengiz Bayirli’s vast experience in sales and real estate has led him to establish himself as a successful international businessman and investor. He now lends his extensive expertise to Property Invest USA as President.

Leading Legacy

When it comes to leaving your mark on the world, few can boast the list of personal and professional achievements that Hilarie Bass has amassed throughout her career — a successful young actress, a formidable corporate defense lawyer, star litigator, international firm leader, civic ignitor, social activist and now Chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees and Founder of The Bass Institute For Diversity & Inclusion. Through it all, she has captured our attention in front of the camera, in the courtroom, behind the podium and now at the center of conversations of diversity and workplace inclusion around the world.

The Go-Getters 2021

Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, Miami Herbert Business School offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and grow. The graduates are thought-leaders who transform business, scholarship and lives. To honor them, Brickell Magazine and the school have partnered to showcase the annual “Go-Getters,” an honor spotlighting recent grads, their successes, hopes and dreams.

Primate Patron

Pat Kelly wanted to be Jane Goodall when she grew up. Today, she’s on the Board of Directors of the Center For Great Apes, providing care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for all sanctuary residents.

Purse Power

Eyes may be the windows to the soul, but the handbag you choose reveals an equal amount without a staring contest. Antonia Raimbault understands that it’s critical to choose a distinctive bag that suits you.

Metropolis Marvels

The proverbial light at the end of the long tunnel that was 2020 is finally beginning to shine through the fog — and Miami residents and visitors alike are letting optimism take over and the sunshine guide the way.

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Pilo’s Purpose

Beyond its colorful interiors and exteriors, vibrant entertainment lineup and authentic Mexican cuisine, Pilo’s aims to be the largest employer of individuals with special abilities.

Conversation Pieces

Whether you’re a novice art aficionado, a seasoned collector or something in between, we’ve gathered some emerging Miami artists that you should consider adding to your collection. Some you may have heard of, some you will discover here first, but all have one thing in common: They’re on the verge of greatness and thrilled to share their passion with the world.