Issue – January/February 2012

The Real Deal 2012

A few of The Magic City’s top realtors share their insights on the state of the market and what selling homes means to them, with a couple of real estate trend predictions for the new year mixed in.

Liquid Luxe

Better, faster, and more lavish. From compact personal watercraft to yachts over 100 feet, getting on the water should be an unforgettable experience. The following nautical vessels represent the efforts of leading creative minds hard at work to help us get the most out of our ventures at sea.

Return Of An Icon

Find out how Jorge Pérez has managed to keep it together despite going through the worst economic downturn in recent memory and surviving a health scare that made him reevaluate what life’s really all about. Now, he’s re-emerged stronger than ever with a new outlook coupled with the same hunger and focus that gained him worldwide renown.

REST ASSURED

If you’re looking to spruce up the only room in your home where you can be guaranteed total privacy (when you demand it, of course), check out these stunning bathroom essentials that give style new meaning in the restroom.

WOW FACTOR

This sprawling Key Biscayne home is at once eye-catching and extravagant with a area for just about any occasion throughout its expansive interior and exterior spaces.

Space Makers

Get ready to meet a few professionals who are ready to help you create the home of your dreams with stunning spaces sure to transform your house into a functional showpiece that will make you the envy of your friends, your family and the entire neighborhood — one room at a time!

BYE-BYE CLUTTER!

Start the new business year off the right way by following these expert tips to help you eliminate all the clutter that keeps you unproductive and over-stressed all year long.

Great Lengths

Designer Blair Hensley lets her love of travel and her passion for everything creative fuel the exotically comfortable interiors she creates for her clients in South Florida and beyond.

Artsy Sit

Who says art can only hang on a wall? These gorgeous chairs from Melanie Porter sure look like art to us.

Matte Finish

Shiny isn’t always a good adjective, especially when it applies to your face. But however carefully you might make yourself up in the morning, by mid-day or later that stubborn oil spot is making its regular appearance.

Warming Quaff

Nothing warms you up from the chill of the occasional cool winter night like a sip or two of smooth, full-bodied rum.

Feeling Blue

Looking for something truly special? Take a look at the blue El Toro.

Tune Up

Does winter have you feeling as though your skin needs a tune-up?

Vintage Style

We love the Hepburn-esque vintage style of this beautiful winter coat from eco-loving designers Vaute Couture.

Climate Control

It’s common knowledge that using a well-programmed thermostat will save you big bucks on heat and air-conditioning.

Travel Keeper

Keep your life abroad organized with efficiency and style with this compact traveler’s wallet from Bellroy.

Sweet Dreams

Having trouble sleeping? Before you drag yourself — and your checkbook — off to a sleep clinic, give the Zeo Sleep Manager a try.

Gorgeously Linen

It’s one of the oldest fabrics in the world, and still one of the finest: all-natural linen.

Tasty Spot

Already a hit with local Miami residents as well as those visiting Miami from all over the globe, Zuma was recently rated one of South Florida’s Top 3 restaurants by Zagat.

Garden Palace

Even if you aren’t planning a move to Singapore, check out this truly unique development from Moshe Safdie in Bishan Central.

Work Boots

Climb the corporate ladder in style while keeping your toes warm at work this winter with these John Varvatos Tahoe Felt Boots.

Magic Lamp

Things that levitate are awesome. This Silhouette Lamp is no exception. Using a simple but ultra-modern technology, the top half of the lamp hovers impressively over its base.

Who are you?

For many of us, our social life is divided into several facets: Family, neighbors, friends, colleagues, bosses, clients and everyone else that crosses our path throughout life.

Sound Barrier

Atrue marriage of science and design, the Muon Speakers from KEF are the ultimate in modern sound technology.

The 411

Spotlighting news, launches, announcements, happenings, products & places in and around South Florida.

Oh, Maya!

Art, architecture and adventure combine in Mayan Mexico to give visitors a once-in-a-lifetime experience that they can take home with them to cherish until the next time they venture into this unparalleled destination.

Winning Idea

After 18 years in the real estate business, Monica Venegas is ready to go out on her own — and seriously shake things up in South Florida and beyond.

Splendid Preview

Molteni&C Dada with Kravitz Design recently hosted a private preview at Paramount Bay complete with champagne and canapés by db Bistro Moderne.

Grand Networking

CREW-Miami held its annual networking and fundraising event entitled “Cocktails, Community & Connections” at Wells Fargo Center in Downtown Miami.

Educational Evolution

Florida International University has expanded its educational footprint eastward with the inauguration of new state-of-the-art facilities on Brickell Ave. ready to help students excel.

Spa Hurrah

Lucky guests recently enjoyed a day of beauty and relaxation at Caruna Spa that included plenty of complimentary treatments and tons of discounts on products and services.

Design Speak

International design talent Karim Rashid spoke about his inspiration and vision for his first-ever residential tower design during a recent roundtable discussion.

Office Cheer

Dr. John Martin celebrated the one-year anniversary of his new office with a holiday celebration he hosted for his patients held in Coral Gables.

Dual Celebration

Capital International celebrated their employees as well as the birthday of Yvan Martinez Rengifo during an unforgettable event that had guests mingling the night away.

Spain Reign

LIVE from Spain is the first of a series of events hosted in South Florida to engage the audience during each stop of the Volvo Ocean Race around the world. The event was hosted in Downtown Miami at Vizcayne’s pool deck and was centered around the culture of Spain, since the race launched from Alicante.

Time Machine

Vizcayne recently hosted an event to showcase a unique image of Downtown Miami…10 years from now. The gathering provided a unique platform to gather those making a difference within the community including those involved in projects like Genting, Museum Park, The Tunnel Project, Port of Miami, Movie Entertainment Complex, Swire and more.

Shop For Charity

To help raise both money and awareness for women’s cancers, Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland partnered with Baptist Health Breast Center to host the 2011 Key To The Cure, an exciting charity shopping weekend.

Applause, Please!

Miami’s elite gathered at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for a one-night benefit performance of Florida Grand Opera’s Luisa Fernanda featuring world-renowned tenor Plácido Domingo.

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Fine Designs

Meet some of South Florida’s most revered interior designers. Their insights, taste and dedication are sure to get you thinking about which areas in your home need a little extra spruce up.

The 411

Spotlighting news, launches, happenings, products & places in and around South Florida.