Exploring has always been part of my DNA: I’ve visited nearly 50 countries and more than 250+ cities throughout my life and I can say with absolute certainty that there really is no place on the planet like Miami. No matter where I find myself, when I say I’m from Miami, people smile. This issue is dedicated to what sets our Magic City apart. The inspiration came a few months ago when I received a call from a public relations firm in Ohio. They were pitching me a story on “out-of-this-world” amenities in the U.S. — among the “stand-outs” was a property with not one, not two…but THREE pools…another condominium had an atrium in the lobby with exotic plants including a hibiscus garden. I thanked her for the suggestions but explained we were looking for something a little more “wow” — rooftop helipads, robotic butlers, private superyacht marinas and even upper deck soccer fields, that sort of thing. She laughed and thought I was talking about Dubai, or Japan. “I’m referring to actual amenities in Miami,” I said. I think I heard her jaw drop. “You’re kidding me, right?!” “No,” I said, “You should come visit and see it for yourself!” That conversation was the catalyst for our main feature entitled “Amazing Amenities” — a tribute to our ever-evolving skyline and lifestyle. Because when Miamians say “There’s nowhere like home,” we really mean it.
Artists from near and far are inspired by Miami’s tropical vibes, energizing breezes and endless sunshine. We’ve curated a list of the most intriguing creative minds in the city to add to your collection.
When it comes to South Florida’s multigenerational families, few have made a difference Quite Like the Mendelsons have across the arts, culture and world of Brickell real estate development. Their support for Florida Grand Opera started in the 1950’s when it was the Greater Miami Opera Association — born of a love for opera and a desire to ensure its presence For Future Generations.