People

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.

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.

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Elite Penthouse

Perched at the summit of the striking nautical-shaped architectural masterpiece that is Aston Martin Residences, a 3-floor 7-bedroom, 8-bathroom Triplex Penthouse will become an exemplary icon in elite luxury living by offering breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the ocean, Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay.

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.