Issue – January/February 2009

Much Obliged

Morgan Stanley financial advisers Anna Somoza and Nicolas Rivero recently hosted a client appreciation soiree at Christabelle’s Quarter in Coconut Grove that allowed clients, family, friends and associates to meet and revel with the entire team.

Deep Discussions

CREW-Miami hosted a panel discussion titled, “Spheres of Influence: How Foreign Investors Are Impacting South Florida’s Economy.” Some of the biggest names in the region’s business landscape gathered at the Hotel Intercontinental in Downtown Miami to discuss the current state of international business and South Florida’s economy.

Monopoly MIAMI

Monopoly Miami & The Beaches celebrated its launch at Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach among the local VIPs and icons immortalized in the special-edition board game. It marks the very first tribute of its kind to our local culture and shows tremendous support for the city, donating a percentage of profits to the Miami Design and Preservation League.

JEWELRY LEADERS

Brickell’s only luxury jewelry boutique invited some of Miami’s most stylish and fashion-forward movers-and-shakers to tour their sparkling showroom and try on some of their most exclusive pieces.

BRICKELL SPRAWL

The block party was in full effect when Mary Brickell Village and the adjoining businesses rolled out the red carpet to welcome neighbors and the nearby skyscraper office dwellers for a night filled with meet-and-greets, live entertainment, endless samplings and sneak peeks.

BRAZILIAN NIGHTS

Grimpa recently hosted an art-strewn private party of some of Miami’s finest. The season’s cheer spread into the night with a group of elaborately-dressed carolers making melodic cameos throughout the night.

SALON WONDER

A giant angel greeted guests who visited L’atelier’s Grand Opening celebration. Adjacent to the Vue in Brickell, the new salon was founded by Fatima Sankar and offers a wide range of salon services, products and a retail boutique.

POWER LAUNCH

Brickell Magazine celebrated it’s official launch at Grimpa Steakhouse in Mary Brickell Village. The ultra-exclusive event welcomed Tag Media, Inc. partners as well as a bevy of South Florida’s top movers-and-shakers.

VIP HOTSPOT

Andu Restaurant & Lounge in Brickell has become known as the city’s ultimate nocturnal playground for those in-the-know. Live music, entertainment and endless networking opportunities define each experience.

Diversions

When entertainment, relaxation, shopping and luxury experiences are in order, make sure these recommendations are at the top of your to-do list.

BEEFED UP

Grimpa Steakhouse is easy on the eyes, light on the pockets, tasty on the tongue and heavy on the belly — a perfect combination that yields an unforgettable dining experience no matter what you prefer to swallow. Warning: Make sure you come hungry!

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.

HAUTE HI-RISE

900 Biscayne Bay is ushering in a new way of living in Downtown Miami with its unique residential concept along Miami’s vibrant arts district on Biscayne Boulevard.

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?

WHEN BOY MEETS GIRL

When it comes to flaunting your boyish good looks to attract the opposite sex with your stylish ways, sometimes the chase is better than the thrill.

BRICKELL BOOM

We take a brief journey through the highs and lows of the sunny district that has become one of the business world’s most revered addresses.

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.

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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.

Wow Factor

Una Residences invited guests and top brokers to their Sales Gallery for an evening of celebrating the project’s incredible offerings.