In an age of homogenized big brands and cookie-cutter luxury, procuring gifts that both stun the eye and sizzle with novelty can take a Herculean effort. Fortunately for all of us seasonal sluggards and present procrastinators, Miami Design District has a fascinating and fashionable recent opening exclusive to the U.S.: Sevan Bicakci. The Istanbul-born jeweler’s pieces are heavily imbued with the atmosphere of his homeland, and it is with a deft touch that this artifice artist makes minarets soar and djinn swirl within minute pieces of handcrafted ornament. A true artist in multiple materials, Bicakci is as equally inventive in 24K gold as sterling silver and diamonds. Much like fine theatre, these gems truly need to be seen up-close and to be properly experienced; MiamiDesignDistrict.net.
We sat down with Henrik Cronqvist, Vice Dean of Lifelong Learning & Executive Education at Miami Herbert Business School, to get his thoughts on why Miami is the city everyone is moving to for tech jobs, to start their own business, get funding and develop the companies of tomorrow.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we introduce you to a few of Miami’s most dynamic Latino leaders who are breaking the mold and making the city thrive