Issue – October 2017

Food For Thought

A Taste-Full Experience at the Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show included pairing micro-seminars presented by Florida Wine Academy & Chef Walter Martino (Kaori Restaurant).

Broker Power

Two Roads Development hosted a broker’s event at the Sales Center for Elysee Miami, awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in commission checks to the project’s top-selling brokers.

Beauty & Bubbly

MySpa @ InterContinental Miami hosted the exclusive launch of Elemis’ arrival at the spa complete with signature treatments.

Home Sweet Home

Miami Marlins Super Slugger Giancarlo Stanton is putting down roots in Miami with the purchase of a penthouse residence at Aria On The Bay

See The Light

The 7th Edition of the Farrey’s Lighting Design Contest awarded scholarships to 3 of the most promising students attending the Miami International University of Art & Design.

Adrenaline Rush

Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium celebrated the unveiling of The NINE hosted by Aston Martin Residences.

Eat Up

Coco Bambu Founding Owners Afranio & Daniela Barreira bridged the gap between land and sea with the opening of the first U.S. location of the international seafood concept destination.

Local Heroes

The Children’s Trust’s “Champions For Children”12th Annual awards ceremony celebrated and honored local stars of child advocacy.

On TOP

The Arts + Entertainment District hosted a special event to celebrate the milestone topping-off of its flagship condo tower, Canvas.

Designer Dreams

They live and thrive about us — women intent on reinventing, reinvigorating and re-empowering others through their bold and bombastic vision.

Cultured VIPs

The Young Patronesses of the Opera [YPO] celebrated their 61st Annual Awards & Installation Luncheon at the Coral Gables Country Club with an “America The Beautiful” theme. Attendees showed their American spirit as they donned red, white & blue attire complete with stylish hats.

Inside Gen Z

Whether you’re interested in or just irritated today’s youth, one thing’s certain: They will be the inheritors and inceptors of a new world few of us can imagine. We speak with experts and participants in the evasive (if engaging) population of Gen Z’ers and their role in big, bold world of entrepreneurism.

Tastebud Heaven

The Florida Wine Academy & Chef Santiago Gomez (Cantina La Veinte) introduced guests to the 5 basic tastes and discussed what wines pair well with certain foods at the Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show.

Children First

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has proudly served our community for more than 65 years, ushering in a long tradition of leadership in pediatric healthcare. They are committed to offering the most innovative practices within a supportive environment for both children and families.

The Millennial Man

Mixing high fashion with everyday wear captures the essence of the modern man while yielding a stylish synergy that merges the season’s top trends.

Fork in the Road

One professional woman’s journey from TOP OF HER GAME to GAME OVER and how she turned “YOU’RE FIRED” into “FIRED UP” by tapping into her natural entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to take on challenges with the savvy finesse that has come to define her career — and her life.

Matrix Master

Think you know what the typical software startup looks like? Think again. Brian Brackeen and formidable facial recognition giants Kairos provide a muscular forecast to the future of Miami-based tech initiatives.

Swamp Sage

With a keen artistic eye, South Florida Photographer Clyde Butcher introduces viewers to a world they thought they’d never want to see, or even knew existed.

Family Fundays

While raising children is undoubtedly one of the greatest joys man can conceive, it can also occasionally be as draining on our patience as it is on the pocketbook. That’s precisely why we’ve highlighted the below activities that’ll wear your tiny tots out while adding to their college fund savings in the process.

Hi, Pumpkin!

An endearing autumnal tradition so cheery it almost seems out of place this close to the equator, the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival is an excellent pre-Halloween recreational outing ideal for children of all ages.

Grand Graffito

One of many muralists aesthetically enhancing our diverse cityscape, Miami-raised Luis Valle’s many-hued murals add an optimistic note to our emergent urban areas.

Wrist Art

Our biggest beef with smartwatches is you have to tap them to check the time, which is quite annoying to newer generations. However, with the incredibly unique Greubel Forsey Art Piece Edition 2, it’s part of the charm.

Radically Ruff

If a natural disaster is good for anything, it’s recognizing what’s truly important. If you’re interested in adding a little more love to your life, consider adopting one of these precious pooches from local shelters and non-profit rescues.

Only In Havana

Havana is like a wrecked ship with sunken treasure — beautiful, haunting, imposing, in decay and once decadent. Join me on a brief 24-hour prowl in this magical Caribbean island.

Victorious Tactics

Business is war. This is never truer than when at the negotiation table, where bespoke suits have replaced handcrafted armor.

Savory Scholastics

Say what you will about Miami, from its gyms to its myriad institutions of higher education, locals are intent on building themselves for the better. Below we spotlight cool culinary classes that add the “fun” to fundamental.

Superman’s SUV

SUVs are popular because they can take the kids to school, accommodate a Labradoodle or two and swallow a week’s worth of groceries. But they can be boring, which is why we found one that is 100% unadulterated crazy fun.

Letter From Mother Earth

If nature could speak, what would she say? It’s a question we may not often (or ever) have thought about, but one that we should seriously ponder. Here’s a quick memo that could have been penned by Mother Nature herself.

Freshman Feeling

We’ve all been there…that first dreaded mistake at a new job. But don’t fret, here are other people’s horror stories so you don’t have to feel so bad about yours!

A Monument Raised

A special treat selected solely for devoted history buffs, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens (pictured in 1915, a scant year after initial construction) is a nearly unparalleled effort this far south of the Mason-Dixon on the parts of Chicago Industrial Executive & Antiquarian James Deering, Project Director Paul Chalfin, Architect F. Burrall Hoffman and Garden Designer Diego Suarez.

Happy Times

If you do one thing every day that makes you happy, eventually you will create a pattern of behaviors that will lead you to a lifetime of content. Here are a few things you can do right now to shift your mindset and change your life.

Full Coverage

It’s far and away the most important object you own, repository of all of a life’s memoria and potential. So why would you consign your phone to a clunky cookie-cutter covering? International conglomerate Gresso is adding glitz and glamour to one of our nation’s most necessary accessories.

Empowering Miami

Get to know the organization helping at-risk youths break the cycle of crime and violence while feeding the less fortunate in The 305.

Smarter Living

A Colombian economist eager to rewrite modern metropolitan living, Habitat Group President & CEO Santiago Vanegas’ Smart Brickell condominium complex will further invigorate our already booming business district.

Treat Yourself

Always eager to soothe and satisfy an expanding customer base, MySpa @ InterContinental Miami announces an exciting new partnership with British-based skincare savants Elemis.

Audio Craftsmanship

Don’t have space for an entertainment room in your compact condo? With the futuristic Sonic Chair you can have an entire concert hall sitting with you as you enjoy the ultimate A/V experience.

Going Holistic

Feeling good is the new looking good. This is the mantra as health, wellness and holistic living outpaces the need for the next must-have luxury object — and manufacturers and retailers rush to adapt.

It’s In The Bag

What do social media influencers and travel writers — who spend 80% of their time jetting off to exotic places — carry in their backpacks or satchels on their trips? Pray, do tell!

Pen With Purpose

The Meisterstück UNICEF Solitaire Skeleton 149 Fountain Pen isn’t just a work of art that would make any executive proud to sign a contract.

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Royally Ready

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