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Let’s Celebrate

As VeritageMiami Chairpersons, Jorge & Melinda Gonzalez are able to combine their love of food and wine with their passion for making Miami the very best it can be.

Energized Enterprise

Mihai Crisan swims in the morning, does yoga in the afternoon, plays basketball in the early evening and has the energy, drive, entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic to run his highly successful businesses 24/7.

The Power of Perricone’s

After 22 years in the same Brickell location, Perricone’s Marketplace & Café (and all its World-Famous offerings) is moving about a half mile away to West Brickell on Coral Way.

Redefining Ageless

With 157 Singles titles and 18 Grand Slams, Chris Evert knows quite a few things about perseverance and what it takes to stay at the top of her game. She applies that same dedication to aging gracefully.

Powerhouses 2019

Whether you are looking for a smart real estate investment, a vacation property or your forever home, the leading industry professionals we’ve gathered will guide you in the right direction with expert insights, savvy tips and some of the best listings available in Miami, Brickell, Key Biscayne and beyond.

Fashion Eyes

CoverGirl once reported that if women could only have one makeup product that 50% of them would choose mascara. Lash extensions go one beautiful step further to give a natural-looking and low-maintenance alternative.

H2O Hero

When Dana Tricarico arrived in Miami to obtain her Master’s in Professional Science at UM’s RSMAS on Virginia Key, she never could have imagined it would lead her to where she is today.

It’s In The Walls

The eclectic home office of Saved By The Bell, Beverly Hills 90210, White Collar and Dinner At Tiffani’s star Tiffani Thiessen demonstrates a careful balance of functionality and aesthetics in a space that’s at once fun, flirty and refined.

Monsters & Margaritas

Cantina La Veinte transformed into an all-night haunted house on Halloween, complete with free margaritas for ladies and an epic costume party.

collector’s Corner

Modern-day Renaissance man Ric Roth is a successful entrepreneur with a passion for family, art, architecture, music, food, animals and helping people whenever he can.

Art Life

Patricia Hanna has her dream job managing The Related Group’s stellar corporate art collection, commissioning site-specific artwork for their development projects, and overseeing the renowned Jorge M. Perez Collection and the company’s philanthropic efforts as they relate to art and culture.

Daring David

DB + Partners was founded not out of ambition, but out of desperation and serendipity when David Berry was fired from a big advertising shop which he had wanted to quit, but hadn’t. They took the decision out of his hands, and he took the leap.

Power Moves

One local entrepreneur took her destiny into her own hands and launched a book that is poised to change the way people look at currency, wealth and soul heath.

The Message

Born and raised in Miami, Rhea Leonard is an artistic voice for the black experience and a strong advocate for social change.

Caring Heart

Community Advocate Of The Year 2018 award winner Olga Hernandez is a humble leader, dedicated to serving others and ensuring that the rights of children are protected.

Mellifluous Sounds

Von Henry’s voice strikes a superlative balance between power and sensitivity, passion and polish. And her fans love her for it.

Florida Boy

Miami’s premier not-for-profit incubator for artistic creativity The Bakehouse Art Complex has introduced Miami to over 3 decades of great talents. Painter Thomas Bils is one of the latest.

Family First

Family First Allowing someone in your home is one thing, allowing them to care for you or someone you love is another. Brother-sister duo Gabriel De Armas, Jr., and Gisela De Armas-Ramirez’s goal is to continue to be Miami’s leading source for compassionate homecare in the community.

Picture Perfect

Featuring never-before-seen images of our own state’s particular past, the newest exhibition at HistoryMiami Museum provides an expertly curated portrait of 1980’s Florida through the lens of a tantalizingly talented Miami native.

Homegrown Hero

Prophet, activist, historian, expertly trained musician…discover the titanic history of how one Cuban kid from Miami became one of the world’s greatest reggae stars.

From Runway To Rembrandt

Entirely unafraid to blur the already ambiguous lines between creativity and couture, Zenith Art & Fashion is a breathtaking boon to our city’s many standout savants.

Show Stoppers

Part of a powerful trend pushing the envelope this past Miami Swim Week, Coterie Pop-up masterminds Danielle Licata & Valentino Vettorie recast our city’s favorite trade show for the better.

Insta Impact

No slouch when it comes to the social media scene, our city is replete with a reputable number of fashion-forward influencers. Below are a few you can turn to when in need of navigating the tempestuous world of trends.

Bona Fide

A truly awesome new approach to art prints only technologically feasible in our modern age, General Public Art allows everyday consumers to enjoy near-perfect replicas of their favorite works of art.

Creative Courage

Designer Gelareh Mizrahi always wanted to start a collection. She didn’t know what it would look like or what it would be, just that it would be cool, unexpected and have a sense of humor. The first thing she made was a python skateboard.

MIRACLE WORKS

Nothing brings more satisfaction than helping those less fortunate achieve their dreams and lead a healthier life, and that’s exactly what Misioneros Del Camino and its dedicated team does for some of Central America’s most impoverished residents.

The Finer Things

If a touch of class is what you’ve been craving, head over to Casa Felipe for a few puffs and sips of some staples of success that can transform even a typical Joe Schmo into a refined aficionado.

Just Smile!

If you’ve always dreamed of flashing a smile that’s brighter than all the sunny days that living in paradise brings, head over to Smile With Zenitude to make all your smile wishes come true.

BUSINESS AS USUAL

Visionary Alan Ojeda of Rilea Group might erect some of the biggest buildings in and around the “Big Apple of the South,” but the life of this grounded mega-developer is as down-to-earth as the foundations he creates for the sleek skyscrapers that grace our skyline.

Aces

Meet the people who are shaping the future of business with every handshake, transaction and bottom line. The passion, attitude, outlook and savvy they all share has yielded an ingrained need to succeed no matter what the consequences. These inspirational visionaries are some of the top leaders of today and tomorrow who will inspire, motivate and in many cases complement the very goals that keep you going. After all, business is all about who you know, isn’t it?

METROPOLIS GREEN

From the time Mary Keel was a child, she knew she was put on Earth to do her part to save it. Today, she’s realizing her dream with her eco-friendly brainchild, 305Green.

Natural Healing

Healthy habits aren’t born, they’re created. And with personal guides like the team at Mortar and Pestle: The Boutique Pharmacy, a better quality of life is just around the corner at the heart of Mary Brickell Village.

All Eyes on Her

When Tere Blanca walks into a business meeting, all eyes instinctively turn toward her. And it’s not because she’s beautiful, or because she walked in late, it’s because this woman knows how to successfully flex her professional muscles with a firmness and finesse that people can’t help but notice.

Aces

Meet the people who are shaping the future of business with every handshake, transaction and bottom line. The passion, attitude, outlook and savvy they all share has yielded an ingrained need to succeed no matter what the consequences. These inspirational visionaries are some of the top leaders of today and tomorrow who will inspire, motivate and in many cases complement the very goals that keep you going. After all, business is all about who you know, isn’t it?

Veggie Vibes

Life-altering circumstances led Cynthia Olmstead and Dionette Kalkhofer to live a healthy vegetarian lifestyle — and the results they experienced inspired them to share their discovery with the world at Om Garden.

Culinary Evolution

Michelin-starred Chef Michael Psilakis and Restaurateur Donatella Arpaia have partnered with Kor Hotel Management to open Eos, a striking Mediterranean-inspired small plates restaurant on the 15th floor of Kor’s new Viceroy Miami at the Icon Brickell urban resort enclave on Biscayne Bay.

Legal Instinct

For Kenneth M. Damas and Amy Adorno, attending law school seemed like a natural course of action, and joining forces with Operations Manager John Cunill to open Adorno, Damas & Associates P.L. is turning out to be a perfect fit.

BEAUTY BLISS

Beauty has many forms and the folks at Roberto Giordano at the edge of Brickell focus on them all at their spacious salon featuring everything you need to look and feel your best all summer long — hairdo, highlights, waxing, tanning, skincare, body treatments, massages, teeth whitening and nail polish included!

CHIC BOUTIQUE

There’s no need to window-shop at Green Grass across Mary Brickell Village — the clothes and action inside will be enough to lure you in to buy the perfect outfit even if all you originally planned to do was browse.

The 2009 Top 20 Professionals Under Forty

We scoured The Magic City to bring you what we deem to be the next generation of business leaders at the tip of the Sunshine State. These young professionals represent a variety of industries and excel at their respective crafts with superior sophistication and their own unique blend of style and savvy. They are at once inspirational and successful and all have managed to seamlessly balance their careers with their personal lives while continuously giving back to the community that has helped mold them into who they are. Without further ado, flip this page to meet this year’s Top 20 Under Forty.

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CARE & COMPASSION

As an emergency medicine attending physician at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Emergency Medicine Residency Associate Program Director, Mark Supino, M.D., shapes the education of young, talented physicians and delivers healthcare to the underserved population of Miami-Dade County, while doing his part to help eradicate health and socioeconomic disparities among patients of every background, ethnicity, creed, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation.

Glimmers of Hope

Inspired by the globally acclaimed The Front Steps Project, award-winning Photographer Wioletta Bublik set out to capture Miami families during quarantine. What she documented has been an inspiration for all those following her journey on social media and around the world.