People

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.

BRICKELL MAGAZINE’S 2009 Dressed for Success

Introducing The Magic City’s Best Dressed Professionals

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?

First Impressions

Frank Kelly wants to make sure everyone has the potential to be an “ACE” day and night, inside and out, regardless of the cards they’ve been dealt.

Pretty in the City

When it comes to beauty, Trini of Trini in Private Salon & Spa dominates. From several established salons throughout South Florida to a couple of new ventures with L’Oréal, it seems glamour has found a new home with Trini — and the best part is everyone wins.

Let’s Get Social!

Visit these hubs of networking to get the drinks flowing and the courses coming as you handshake your way up the social ladder.

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?

Blink Impact

If you want to get your message across to a qualified audience quick enough to keep them interested, you might want to give the folks at NewsProNet a call...stat!

Home Hope

Recognized as one of South Florida’s most powerful real estate foreclosure investment firms, National Housing Help and its team are planning to turn Brickell’s real estate “woes” into “wows” one client at a time.

CEO with SOUL

Cesar L. Alvarez’s journey from the shores of Havana to the Brickell waterfront is a testament to the American Dream. His vision and leadership have produced a legacy that has seamlessly melded business and law to help grow one of the most revered law firms on the planet.

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?

PEACE OFFERING

The largest bronze sculpture of Classical Mythology in the world is coming to Miami, marking the biggest undertaking since Phidias and Chares created the monumental figures of Zeus and the Colossus of Rhodes in Greece more than 20 centuries ago.

Inspired Impact

If you’re a young professional trying to find the perfect way to get involved in the community, network and help others, join Impact Circle and start helping shape generations to come.

INFINITE VIEWS

In an uncertain economy, Santiago Toral and Esteban Kadamani are dreaming of the infinite possibilities with their promising and proven business venture, Infinite Windows.

Evangeline Rising

Like the Greek statues that define her Hellenistic roots, Evangeline Gouletas stands as a symbol of inspiration, strength, power, beauty and integrity. As such, the structures she creates and develops in Miami and around the nation embody all the qualities that have made her one of the world’s most trailblazing real estate powerhouses.

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?

Dream Space

Let Lillian E. Rodriguez turn your house, condo or office into the space of your dreams with Recess Project, LLC, a company dedicated to creating extravagant spaces and affordable prices.

The POWER of TAN

Sometimes, a tan is just a tan. At Boca Tanning Club Brickell, it’s an experience that’s peppered with Zen-grade tranquility packaged up into a multi-sensory journey toward a better-looking you — morning, noon and night.

Mason of the Millennium

The Beacon Council’s President & CEO, Frank Nero, is out to make sure business stays booming in Brickell and beyond with the signature leadership style he’s developed from all the lessons he has learned along the way.

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?

Wholly Holistic

Ginny Simon, Holistic Nutrition Practitioner & Chef is out to make the world a little healthier with Mindful Organics, a company she created to educate and encourage people to live life to the fullest.

Firm Resolve

In times when businesses are struggling, the attorneys at Siegfried, Rivera, Lerner, De La Torre & Sobel, P.A., are strengthening their firm to meet the challenges that face condominium and homeowners associations in South Florida.

Winning Twins

Dynamic duo Andrew and Jesse Tsygan are looking to bring a bit of Hollywood to Miami with their fresh approach to PR.

Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur

For Jose Luis Bueno, starting businesses has become second nature, but it’s his knack for whipping up the perfect concept and filling in voids that really has him zooming full speed ahead of the competition — no matter which industry he chooses to add to his arsenal.

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?

Grade A Design

Want to stick out in the crowded sea of networking? Now you can thanks to a few tricks from the folks at B-Type Design.

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?

BRICKELL MAGAZINE’S 2010 Dressed for Success

Introducing The Magic City’s Best Dressed Professionals!

Style Savior

If you want to reach your full style potential, let Leon Frager and the world-class team at his company The LF2 Group guide you toward your inner and outer strut no matter what the occasion.

View from the Top

From his new offices atop 1450 Brickell, Brian Bilzin has a clear view of progress. He is witness to the renaissance of a business center turned vibrant residential community and entertainment hub. The multiple floors and 80,000 square feet his team occupies signal the growth of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP, a firm he pioneered based on hard work, savvy expertise and teamwork. And when he reflects on the elements of the evolution surrounding him, he proudly recognizes that he’s in a position to pay it forward.

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?

Color Code

For Mario Pascual of SayOrange, being creative comes naturally. And it’s his unique perspective on the world that has helped him become one of the most sought-after creative professionals in The Magic City and beyond.

Chef Confidential

In a city filled with glitz and glam, sometimes it’s just nice to sit down and enjoy a good meal, some drinks and a relaxing atmosphere with friends. The chefs we’ve gathered on the ensuing pages will make your tastebuds dance and your senses rejoice — one bite or sip at a time no matter in which part of town you find yourself dining.

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World-Class Leaders

Around the world, Jackson Health System is known for saving lives. At the new, state-of-the-art Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial, they go even further: They give patients their lives back.

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.