Since its inception, our “Top 20 Under 40” issue has become one of the city’s most anticipated releases, profiling up-and-comers and emerging professionals in a variety of industries, all of which have one common trait: Despite their success, they’ve managed to remain humble, constantly evolving their craft and giving back to the community in whatever way they can. In this edition, we welcome 20 more to the club — bringing the all-time tally to 180! Next year will mark the milestone 10th Anniversary of the feature, and we’re already keeping an eye out for potential candidates deserving of the title. Speaking of big accomplishments, our Editor-At-Large, Francesca Cruz, recently returned from her final stop on an epic 2-year journey that took her through all the New 7 Wonders Of The World, a feat she shares in her “Wandering Through Wonders” feature in our Passport section. Closer to home, we give you an exclusive look at the jaw-dropping Frost Museum of Science at Museum Park, an out-of-this-world facility that houses, among many other things, a massive 3-level, 500,000-gallon aquarium and a state-of-the-art 250-seat, 16-million-color 8K projection with a vast dome screen that will take visitors on dazzling visual joyrides to outer space and beyond. As we look toward the future of the city, with the sea of construction cranes dotting the skyline serving as a daily reminder of our ongoing evolution, I can’t help but imagine the possibilities. There’s a reason why the world refers to us as “The Magic City” — in fact, the nickname’s origins can be traced back to when snowbirds visiting during the winter months remarked that Miami grows so rapidly from one year to the next that the only explanation for the swift evolution was “magic.”
Inspired by visionary artist Antuan Rodriguez’s Water Codes collection, this editorial invites you to immerse yourself in a world where the human body forms a profound connection with our most precious element. Through this fusion, we celebrate the essence of life itself.
The holiday spirit was alive and well in Miami as festive events, private soirees and community cheer spread throughout the urban core and beyond.