Issue – April 2013

Trips Of A Lifetime

Big-box travel is starting to lose its appeal among the highly affluent and Brickell Travel Group plans to be there to provide exactly what elite travelers are looking for.

Luxe Waters

Whether on water or on land, these looks are sure to make you feel you’re best no matter where your itinerary takes you this season.

HAUTE DOG

At Miami-based D.O.G., 5-star amenities for 4-legged friends yield an important bond between human and canine even when mommy and daddy are out of town.

OFFICE SPACE

Want to be more productive while you’re on the clock at home or at the office? Check out these picks sure to take your work ethic to new heights no matter the task at hand.

25 Florida Outdoor Adventures To Try Before You Die!

Feeling adventurous? Check out our list of bucket-list worthy outdoor experiences to be had in The Sunshine State. All you need to bring is a little courage, an open mind and plenty of adrenaline.

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?

Savvy Travels

As the global marketplace continues to diversify and evolve, most of us find ourselves spending an ample amount of time up in the air. Whether it’s travel on account of work, in pursuit of better opportunities or for a leisure escape from the grind: It’s not always easy…but oh, it’s so worth it!

Caring Approach

Vivian Rodriguez of Walk With Vivian goes the extra mile to make sure your pets feel right at home when you’re away — no matter how many miles away you are from your furry friends.

Music Lover

Keith Clarke’s love for jazz has lead him to share his passion with city residents in a truly extraordinary way that at once changes lives and inspires.

Green Stay

Heading to The Big Apple? Make the super eco-friendly Crosby Street Hotel your sustainably luxurious home away from home.

Self-Actualization

With all of the pressure that exists in today’s hyper-competitive, hyper-informed society, how does one truly accept themselves holistically? Here are a few pointers on how to use self-actualization to achieve expert control of your creativity, spontaneity and problem-solving skills.

Necessary Gear

Hitting the road? Don’t leave these gadgets at home. They’re the perfect accompaniments to any excursion.

Travel Bonus

Getting away from it all isn’t an indulgence. When it comes to your health, it can be just as important as feeling healthy, exercising, sleeping regularly and eating right. Even just a weekend away can do wonders for your emotional, spiritual and mental health. Dr. Victoria Burns explains why.

New Beginning

Reset your physical and mental health with the Vivanta By Taj Bekal Kerala’s luxurious and powerful Ayurdveda Panchakarma Program.

Actors’ Ball

Get ready for a serious good time — and help support one of the city’s coolest arts institutions — at Actor’s Playhouse’s 25th Anniversary Gala Bash.

Fast Lane

Why settle for an ordinary rental when you can transform your trip to New England into an extraordinary driving experience with Status Ride?

Personal Touch

They’re the two most important pieces of jewelry you’ll ever buy: Why would you settle for a conventional engagement or wedding ring when you can get one custom designed to fit your exact specifications?

Modern Icon

Light as air with an organic, fluid form, Warren Platner’s signature table is just as stunning now as it was when it debuted in the 1960s, when its innovative use of elegantly bent and welded steel wire rods turned serious design heads.

Virtual Travel

These new cookbooks will help take your tastebuds on an international journey, right in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Ring Master

Susan Danis brings a passionate love for the arts to her work as the Florida Grand Opera’s new CEO.

Global Vibe

Stylist David Luke Youse brings a unique perspective to his work at Waxmee Salon & Spa, thanks to his experience working in various continents.

True Standout

We’ve already seen The Related Group’s gorgeous Icon building in Brickell, which has attracted some seriously A-list residents thanks to its stunning design.

Luxurious Shades

We doubt Portland, Oregon’s, famous Heathman Hotel had any clue as to the role they’d play in E.L. James’s runaway bestseller, Fifty Shades of Grey, but taking part in the wilder imaginings of readers across the globe certainly hasn’t hurt the hotel’s popularity.

Advanced Geometry

Who says watch faces have to be limited to round, square and rectangle? These 2 pieces give simple shapes the pass in favor of some innovative and stunning alternatives.

Executive Learning

Florida International University’s College of Business explores the most effective ways to teach leadership in and out of the classroom.

Titanium Travels

If business has you on the road, at least you can travel in ultimate style with Rimowa’s Topas Titanium Luggage.

Swipe Savers

When it comes to frequent travelers, not all credit cards are created equal. In fact, some offer substantial perks that make them more than worth otherwise off-putting high annual fees. Here are 4 of our top picks.

New Networking

Recently I had a friend visit Miami for the first time. I took him all over town, and introduced him to as many people as possible while he was here.

The 411

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

Miami’s Manhattan

The Intercontinental Miami has long been a popular spot to drop by to unwind after a hectic day at the office. Now there’s another reason to visit: The bar at Toro Toro, the new Pan Latin restaurant featuring vivacious bartender Joey Scorza.

It’s 5 O’Clock Everywhere

Happy hour and drinking customs in other countries can be decidedly different from what we’re used to in our cosmopolitan Magic City.

Worldly Appetite

Before you jet off on your next culinary grand tour of the world, try exploring some of Miami’s authentic international delights — no matter what you’re craving.

INTO THE WILDERNESS

Experience exotic birds, endangered animals, over 1,000 species of plants and wildlife roaming free at Everglades National Park, one of the largest subtropical areas in the U.S. with a unique and fragile ecosystem that allows you to witness the mystery and lore of Florida’s wetlands like never before.

Drop Tops

Whether you’re cruising down the street or speeding down the highway, the journey will be more fun in one of these sophisticated, agile and powerful luxury convertibles designed with our year-round fabulous weather in mind.

In GooD Taste

Taste of Brickell was back for another incredible installment complete with VIP experiences and tons of drinks and bites for the hundreds of revelers in attendance to enjoy.

Tennis Inspiration

More than 1,500 children from public schools in Miami-Dade & Broward descended on The Sony Open for the annual Lindt Kids’ Day. The children participated in a tennis clinic and received encouraging words from players and former champs.

Sights & Sounds

New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, celebrated its highly anticipated 25th Anniversary with a look back at the organization’s innovative accomplishments and a special tribute to its Founder, Artistic Director and 12-time Grammy Award winner, Michael Tilson Thomas.

Festive Flair

Vizcayne recently hosted their 2nd Annual “Carnival Under The Stars” by bringing a little Brazilian flavor to Miami.

Wise Gathering

Barents Re, a reinsurance company hosted a cocktail party to celebrate Miami Reinsurance Week 2013 at Club 50.

Feast For The Senses

Musimelange.com, a classical music concert experience paired with culinary art and wine located in the comfortable living room of the M Building presented “A Spicy Night.”

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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.