Issue – May/June 2009

LADIES FIRST

Leading Ladies League, GBS The Beauty Store and Treskoi PR hosted a special “Girls Night Out” event that featured fabulous door prizes, complimentary beauty treatments and a bevy of beauty products. Leading Ladies League, Inc., is a local organization serving Miami’s women and children in need.

Miami Golf Cocktail

Piquet Realty, the fastest growing real estate firm in South Florida, hosted a cocktail party at Icon Brickell for the golf players that came to South Florida in March to participate in the Copa Florense International tournament. The tournament took place during the busiest week for golfers in South Florida.

GOT BEEF?

Grimpa in Mary Brickell Village not only serves up the best meat options in town, they also have some of the best parties around. Featuring live music, a satisfying menu and buzz-inducing exotic libations, it’s the place to be every day and night of the week.

FASHIONISTA FORTE

Miami’s A-list fashionistas enjoyed a full runway presentation of Zac Posen Fall 2009 Collection at an in-store cocktail soiree at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables.

BEAUTIFUL TIME

Roberto Giordano Salon in Brickell welcomed some of South Florida’s most beautiful men and women to tour their spacious diggs and world-class offerings in the heart of the city.

GRAND OPENING

Darlene Perez and Kara Ross, wives of Jorge Perez (Chairman and CEO of The Related Group) and his best friend and partner, Steve Ross (The Related Companies in New York) hosted a fashionable luncheon event during the Viceroy’s Miami Grand Opening Weekend to benefit the Diabetes Research Institute.

Ballet bash

The Terra Group hosted The Miami City Ballet’s Artist Circle at 900 Biscayne Bay for a pre-show cocktail event where the ballet’s top-tier donors and patrons mingled on the building’s 15th floor. Before departing for the performance, guests enjoyed the sunset off the balcony that offered a sprawling view of downtown Miami.

CUISINE FIESTA

Besides live music of every kind, Casa Salvatore at The Four Ambassadors in Brickell offers Happy Hour Mon.-Sat. from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and all-you-can-eat lunch buffets on Thursdays and Fridays. Stop in to meet the Executive Chef and GM and tell them we sent you.

MARVELOUS MAKE-OVERS

Mortar & Pestle in Mary Brickell Village recently hosted a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”-themed party promoting make-overs and eyebrow shaping from Jane Iredale‘s Mineral Makeup and Tea Forte Cocktail Infusions. Guests left better looking than when they came in.

Diversions

Your guide to the best entertainment, shopping, dining, libations & relaxation in South Florida.

FLOATING INNS

If the typical hotel accommodations on land have you yawning, it may be time to try a stay at one of these nautical versions of the traditional Bed ‘n’ Breakfast with full-service and panoramic and ocean views avaiable day and night.

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.

Business Rise

As the first and only LEED Gold pre-certified Class A office tower in Miami, 1450 Brickell is poised to be Brickell’s most in-demand commercial real estate space complete with one of the nation’s most wind-resistant curtain wall system to get you through hurricane season and beyond.

Hey, Doll!

Add these sophisticated looks to your wardrobe to ensure you get the attention you deserve whether you’re at work or at play.

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.

Welcome Home!

If you’re in the market for an exclusive, sprawling home right in the middle of paradise far away from South Florida’s crowded concrete jungles, this Key Biscayne residence may be just the address you’ve been searching for.

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.

Travel Rocks!

When it comes to travel, planning is hardly ever part of the fun. That’s why the team at SiennaCharles does the hard work for you so you can make sure there’s no stress when you start thinking about your next excursion overseas or in your own backyard.

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