Issue – July/August 2014

It’s Raining Macarons!

If you’re a fan of tasty, sweet macarons, learn a little bit of what goes into making them and discover a few of The Magic City’s finest specialty shops devoted to the petite pastry.

Best Face Forward

If you plan on being on the cover of Forbes, you’ll have noted already that modern CEOs aren’t aging like they used to.

Global Time

This year, the legendary watchmaker Hublot has taken the World Cup to a whole new level with a pair of luxury watches sure to compete with the footwork on the field.

HI-TECH HOTTIE

Once upon a time, you had crease-free eyes and a flaw-free complexion. Fast-forward a few years, deadlines, maybe some kids…you get the picture.

Better Business

Where one does business can be just as integral to a company’s success as how they do business.

CLEAN OUT

With the options for natural cleanses growing by the day, it’s no easy task to find a program that’s right for you. These picks are sure to get you going in the right direction.

Sky Life

The chic Hyde Hotel & Residences Hollywood Beach will bring Miami hi-rise elan to just over the county line.

House Fix

Home improvement spending is on the rise again in South Florida, with kitchen and bath remodeling high on the list.

Healing Voice

The man behind Charity Angels is on a mission to make sure that everyone gets to smile, no matter what struggles they are going through in life.

Tax Recourse

Property tax season is upon us yet again, and throughout Florida each county’s Property Appraiser has been busy assessing property values within their county for the 2014 tax year. On Aug. 1, homeowners will receive a Notice Of Proposed Property Taxes (more commonly known as a “TRIM” Notice).

Infield Hit

Tailgating is as American as the ballgames they celebrate. The Clevelander Marlins Park supersizes your pre-game by adding comforts like Giant Jenga, a swimming pool and an exclusive beer festival complete with a limited-release souvenir mug.

Summer Tresses

Whether you’re planning on spending your afternoon watching the sunset with a loved one, having cocktails on a sailboat or sipping champagne by the pool, romantic hair is all the buzz this summer.

Living Right

Normally, when you hear the word “garden” used when talking about real estate, it refers to landscaping. Dylan Terry is out to change all that.

Battery Included

If your last experience with an electric-powered car was a radio-controlled Radio Shack toy...or worse... prepare to be amazed by the sleek Tesla S 4-door sedan, a vehicle that’s begging to be driven.

Bottled Beauty

Ileana Collazo is a local artist who absorbs anything from blooming gaillardias to graffiti and transmutes it using prose, pallets and wine.

Green Gastronomy

French, when used as an adjective, imparts extraordinary characteristics to ordinary words like bread, press and kiss. Eden In Eden French Café follows suit by applying it to something you’d never believe: vegetarian cuisine.

Seaside Staycation

The Eden Roc is offering to free locals from the aggravation of airports with a relaxing, one-of-a-kind Family Beach Escape Package.

ABOUT FACE

Ask any Miami lady and you’ll quickly learn that there’s a fine line between summer sexy and summer disaster. The heat and humidity play havoc with makeup, and a perfectly put-together face is replaced by raccoon eyes and bleeding lipstick. Australian makeup master Napoleon Perdis offers up the following insider tips to melt-proof your look on even the hottest summer days.

Fashionable Flow

For the feminine, bohemian, free-spirited goddess who loves to play dress-up with pieces that call for creativity and individuality — from bathing suits to maxi dresses — no two pieces are ever alike.

British Influence

Rilea Group’s The Bond on Brickell will offer a timeless British Glamour uniquely its own along with a white-glove experience from the lobby onward...and all at the best price of any ultra luxury building currently under construction in the Brickell neighborhood.

ParadiSE Awaits!

Tour a luxurious Key Biscayne condo that not only showcases some of the best views on the island, it also has one of the most gorgeous interiors you’ll ever see.

Gintoxicated Vibes

Misunderstood, underappreciated yet completely necessary, gin should be appreciated for what it truly is (and poured correctly), no matter what’s on the menu for your day or night out.

Refreshingly Pink

This cocktail is perfect for a warm summer day, and pretty enough to ensure all eyes are on you poolside, beachside or any side you choose this season.

With This Ring…

You’ve decided she’s the one and you’re ready to get down on one knee. Herewith: Expert tips from the folks at Freddy’s, a local institution of engagement ring bliss in Downtown Miami to help you pick the perfect piece to seal the deal.

CURVE APPEAL

Learn to enjoy your “custard curves” in the city — any city — while keeping from permanently falling off the wellness wagon and enjoying the ride every step of the way.

FIT FINESSE

For the health & wellness gurus you’re about to meet, working out is an artform — one that requires the perfect mix of intensity, dedication and sweat. If you’re willing to put in the effort, the physical fitness strides you’ll achieve are endless.

Hot To Trot

We’ve uncovered the latest products and procedures sure to keep you youthful & stunning without going under the knife in a city where beauty abounds.

Oh Happy Days!

Heavily crystal-embellished accessories and dresses, jewelry and colorful jackets and sweatshirts define an exhilarating mood of happiness.

Tribal Instinct

This Spring/Summer 2014 season is delineated by swimwear with animal and tribal prints, Maasai-inspired accessories and garments that collide for the perfect wardrobe. African and colorful touches combine for an extravagant impact, allowing women to confidently expose their wild side.

Brilliant Bath

Today’s bathrooms have come a long way from the purely functional spaces for bathing and quick grooming of decades ago. And why not?

Dance On

If anyone follows the path of doing what they love, it’s Scott Liebman. As Founder & CEO of LazerFitness, he’s made a profession out of helping others enjoy working out, one dance move at a time.

New View

As I type this letter I’m hearing the shuffle of movers behind me bringing in way too many boxes of stuff I’ve accumulated over the years to my brand new condo overlooking the Port of Miami, PAMM, Museum Park, American Airlines Arena, Adrienne Arsht Center, Bayfront Park and Bayside.

Beauty & The Beholder

It’s said that beauty is only skin deep, but then why is it that some people have the unusual power to get under our skin? It’s happened to all of us — we meet someone and instantly fall deeply and madly (sometimes even stupidly) in love, only to wake up one day and realize the person we fell in love with isn’t all we imagined. Turns out love really is blind.

Beauty Makers

Meet the professionals of perfection making sure that every mirror glance you take is one to remember. After all, there’s nothing like being beautiful inside and out.

Drink Doctor

Greg Howell doesn’t just want to craft you a cocktail, he wants to cure what ails you and he’s devised a short list of 150 remedies perfect for just about any occasion.

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?

The 411

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

Neighborhood News

Fortune Int’l Realty and NR Investments hosted a breakfast to showcase all the Arts & Entertainment District has to offer.

Design Rise

The “Best Of Brazil” cocktail party at Marea celebrated Joao Armentano’s newly unveiled penthouse designs.

Nice Goal

The Be A Voice Soccer Cup, presented by Mercantil Commercebank and benefitting Voice For Children Foundation was a success complete with prizes for players and top teams.

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The 2018 Top 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.

World Cup Fever

An updated take on looks featuring some of the World Cup’s qualifying team jerseys upgraded to the next level with jaw-dropping ensembles to create the perfect fashion statement.