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True Calling

Over the years, Freddy’s has earned a well-deserved reputation as the place “Where South Florida Gets Engaged” for its large selection of GIA Certified diamonds. Eric Steinlauf is bringing young blood to this well-respected Miami institution.

Art Mood

Whenever my wife and I have company over, the immediate reaction is almost always the same: “Wow! There’s art everywhere!”

Museum Worthy

Why settle for one piece of art on the wall when you can have an ever-changing gallery’s worth?

Precious Perros

This holiday season, why not give the gift that keeps on giving? Consider adopting one of these perfect pups from a local rescue.

Postcard Perfect

We live in paradise, but did you know the color of blue in the Atlantic far differs from the powder-blue of the Indian Ocean, or the impressive cobalt of the Pacific. Herewith: A roundup of the best beaches I experienced in 2017.

Enchanted Evening

It’s not enough to have a city chock-full of citizens eager to contribute to the latest charitable endeavor. You need have a gala glorious enough to filter all that philanthropic energy! Meet the “Three Amigos”, the men behind one of Miami’s most successful charitable gatherings

Ace Accessories

Great news for fashion fans everywhere: That indisputable Gables go-to for hot clothing options, Neiman Marcus, has just premiered a new area devoted to the hottest handbags

No Reservations

From resort to sizzling beach club, there’s nothing “less than” about this fantastically flawless portion of the Lesser Antilles. Find out why anyone who’s anyone is making Papagayo Beach in Curaçao their top destination for recreation

SKI Dreams

SKIUSA hosted an exclusive invitation-only year-end event for top VIPs to celebrate SKIUSA Aspen Snowmass and the Little Nell ski season kickoff party

Delish Surroundings

Awesome in the truest sense of the word, the devastating design of noveau-Mexican eatery Cantina La Veinte seamlessly moves the diner from epic surroundings to epicurean delight

ROOFTOP REFRESHER

Best enjoyed from the balcony of an artfully decorated hi-rise, this Hugo Spritz cocktail is a must-have while enjoying the perks of Magic City living.

A LIFE OF GIVING

We’ve all heard that the secret to happiness is giving to others. In fact, recent MRI technology shows that giving stimulates the same parts of the brain as food and sex, showing that altruism is hardwired into our nature.

HEROES IN DISGUISE

What constitutes a generous donation depends on the individual. For some on a tight budget, $10 is huge, while others may be able to provide a multi-million dollar donation. Here are several examples of the power of donations that may well have represented the life savings of the donors.

THE CRUX OF WANT

How to remedy being insatiable? When your pursuit of happiness equates to a ravenous need for more, it might be time to re-evaluate your priorities.

PASSPORT TO PURPOSE

Combining philanthropy with travel is an excellent way to see the world, have an authentic experience and give back. Once reserved for the ultra-wealthy or missionaries, these days everyone is going.

SUCCESS PETS

An ideal way to celebrate the season of regrowth, what makes for a more fascinating Easter morning surprise than a chocolate rabbit? Why, a living, breathing 4-legged friend of your very own!

TAKE ME HIGHER

Tell us the truth: Is there anything more quintessentially Miami than savoring a craft cocktail from an elegantly outfitted rooftop bar? Below we’ve cataloged our fiercest choices for the best sky-high saloons in which to sip away the sunset.

Learning Leaders

At KLA Elementary School, they believe in an education that is not based on one single theory. Its teachers offer students the resources that they need to feel confident and become active citizens in their communities.

BALLER BALLADS

A month-long initiative inundating our locals with luxurious lyrics of the highest caliber, the O, Miami Poetry Festival is frankly the most important community carouse of the year.

DONATION DATA

Personal wealth is not a requirement for philanthropy. You don’t need a family foundation. In fact, 75% of giving is from individuals starting with amounts a low as $10.

GIVING SPREE

Always looking for ways to get involved, my wife and I have been on a giving spree since the beginning of the year. In addition to continuing to support the causes near and dear to our hearts in whatever capacity possible, we’ve taken on a few new projects this month, with nature at the forefront.

FORK FIRST

If you spend more time trying to decide where to eat than the time you actually spend at the restaurants you pick, The Naughty Fork is a must-follow.

ISLAND POUR

Never has a cocktail more aptly represented the essence of Key Biscayne than El Farito at Lightkeepers, a refreshing, flavorful libation that gets better and better with every sip.

THE VIP TOUCH

Whether you stroll into Blackbird Ordinary for the music, the ambiance or the drinks on any given day or night, Jill Cohen and her staff will ensure that you arrive with a warm welcome and leave feeling like a VIP.

PROGRESSIVE EDUCATORS

Innovative and progressive, KLA Elementary School provides children with not only a quality education, but also a meaningful life experience that nurtures and respects the whole child, immersed in a safe and inspiring environment where authentic learning can truly take place.

DIET REVOLUTION

Losing weight to look and feel better is great, but a healthy change in eating habits can be a lifesaver, helping reduce the chance of heart disease, diabetes and much more. Cutting back on beer, burgers, bourbon and Bordeaux has the added benefit of improving your financial health, too.

PLATES & POURS 2018

After a year of taste-testing the most decadent sips and bites the city has to offer, we introduce you to our annual Plates & Pours: Miami’s 50 Best Dishes, Drinks, Desserts & Dining Experiences sure to satisfy even the most discerning diner.

BRAISED & CONFUSED

An essential aspect of any properly prepared American meal, meat of all varieties can often leave a hole in our grocery budgets. Below we’ve collected some timely tips to save you a few extra bucks.

AY-PICUREAN

Think you have to continent-hop to enjoy the finest in international cuisine? Think again. Long known for its historical fur trade and little else, Quebec is fast emerging as the destination for those wishing to enjoy truly rarified cuisine.

FOOD BUDGETING

Meal planning and grocery shopping are always a challenge. The good news is that you can eat healthy, even on the most super-tight budget. The key is being flexible, creative and shopping smart.

SUCCESS PETS

Springtime has finally invaded our city, and what better to celebrate the feel-good grooves and luxuriously lovely weather than with a furry friend of your very own? Below are a few pooches selected from local shelters and rescues.

STONE BOLD

Ancient history by the standards of our thoroughly modern metropolis, in 1913 our marvelous Magic City was hardly a blip on the map, a humble beachside community with little to its name besides a great deal of promise.

MANY HANDS

Far from being relegated to rural outbacks and neighboring countries, to many in our region, hunger is a pervasive threat. Fighting back against this noxious malady one meal at a time comes Feeding South Florida, one of our most compassionate local charities.

DONUT DREAMIN’

While, to most, “Time to get up and make the donuts” is a folksy aphorism, for Andy Rodriguez, Amanda Pizarro and the rest of The Salty Donut crew, it’s a call-to-action. See what happens behind-the-scenes at our city savviest sugary dough den.

BEST BITES

Even before we put our March Culinary Issue to bed each year, we’re already working on next year’s edition. That’s because we only have 52 weeks to come up with the next installment of our Plates & Pours: Miami’s 50 Best Dishes, Drinks, Desserts & Dining Experiences!

O, CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN!

A mainstay in the Miami mixology scene, Mario Alban of The Wharf proves there’s good reason their nautically-centered saloon is the hottest thing to hit Downtown in decades.

DYNAMIC DUOS

It’s perhaps the most onerous of the oenophile’s tasks: properly pairing a vintage with vittles. Below, we explain the cardinal rules of this mystifying, mouthwatering process.

MIND YOUR MANNERS

Ah, the joys of eating…the aromas, the tastes, the plating…the chewing. Below we explore some of the oft-forgotten rules of meal etiquette.

WHERE THE ANCHOR DROPS

In the world of luxury yachts, bigger is always better and massive is eternally apropos. Get ready to moor up your megayacht as we explore some of the world’s most coveted ports for 2018.

SAILS UP

This year’s Miami International Boat Show brings Sailor’s Cove to Pier 9 of Marine Stadium. Show guests will now be able to see the best of powerboats and sailboats in one location. In addition to exciting new single-hull and catamaran sailboats, Sailor’s Cove will also host a number of superior sailing seminars.

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