Angels Among Us

Recognized as one of the most philanthropic cities in the world, Miami is at the epicenter of generous people giving their time, talent and treasure to causes near and dear to their heart. We introduce you to hometown heroes making a difference and changing lives.

Tender Hearted

The 2023 South Florida Heart Ball raises funds to support the American Heart Association’s mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives while supporting priority issues in South Florida.

Wealth Connoisseur

When it comes to managing wealth, it’s crucial to work with someone who has the skillset to meet your needs. Enter tax attorney and wealth connoisseur, Suzanne DeWitt, an expert at crafting tax-efficient structures for high-net-worth clients.

Altruistic Identity

Gregory Irizarry’s first exposure to the impact of the Jackson Health Foundation was when one of his family members received a kidney transplant at Jackson and the donor was his son.

Come Together

Since 1975, The League Against Cancer has served patients who lack the financial means to cover the costs of essential medical services and life-saving treatments. This year, longtime volunteer Manny Alfonso is chairing the organization’s annual Telethon, hoping to reach as many people as possible to make the biggest impact.

Compelling Energy

Alexi Torres juxtaposes contemporary society and his Cuban origins through striking oil paintings that showcase unique Woven Connections.

The Go-Getters 2023

Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, Miami Herbert Business School offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and grow. The graduates are thought-leaders who transform business, scholarship and lives. To celebrate them, We partnered with the school to present our annual “Go-Getters” feature, honoring current students and recent grads, their successes, hopes and dreams.

Strong Bond

The love between dogs and humans is a phenomenon that transcends space and time — even more so when the furry companion in question is a rescue. Herewith: Inspirational stories of rescues and the heroes who saved them.

Grand Prize

Joao Vergara emerged from two days of intense on- and off-track training to claim the top prize in the 2023 Lucas Oil Scholarship Shootout.

Epically Miami

The Miami Creation Myth by Andrew Otazo is a “culture-cosmic adventure” that is uniquely 305, wholly hilarious and totally awesome, bro.

Skyline King

Florida East Coast Realty’s Founder & Chairman Tibor Hollo was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for the innovative developer’s impact on real estate education and research.

Eloquent Wisdom

Sebastian Garcia believes it’s very important to define what success means to you. For him, it can be measured in many ways, but it should never be about money.

Operatic Power

Through the lush melodies of Florida Grand Opera’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, the audience feels every moment of corruption, heartbreak and love in this classic tale.

Divine Desserts

The uniqueness, creativity, exceptional taste and flawless presentation of a fabulous dessert starts with a great chef. At Boulud Sud Miami, Executive Pastry Chef Saeko Nemoto will take you on a voyage of flavors without having to leave town.

Finest Leadership

Ann M. Olazábal has led the Miami Herbert Business School’s efforts to build on its success in customized executive education and to expand online and non-degree offerings to reach new adult learners.

Soul Mates

Miami power couples share their secrets to success and how they Seamlessly balance love, family and career endeavors.

Gracious Hospitality

As Complex General Manager at SLS Brickell and SLS LUX, Said Haykal makes his properties a place that people want to go to, not go through.

Tax Concierge

Suzanne DeWitt is a master at crafting tailored, tax-efficient structures for individuals with high-end assets while helping her clients not only maximize their financial goals, but also achieve their gift and estate planning objectives

Divine Comedy

You think you know some toxic people, but have any of them ended up immortalized as denizens of Dante’s Inferno? Get ready for the operatic double feature Gianna Schicchi and Buoso’s Ghost.

Sunny Insights

As the real estate market continues to evolve in Brickell and beyond, we introduce you to the real estate professionals selling the lifestyle that is the envy of the world.

Rhythmic Impressions

Miami Symphony Orchestra’s recent concert, celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, a performance curated by Ronit Neuman, would not have been the same without Eric Goldemberg’s “sonar sculptures”.

Luxurious Sanctuary

In terms of inspiration, Ugo Colombo likes to think a real estate development is a reflection of a moment in time. That is particularly true of Vita at Grove Isle.

Breakthrough Success

Blind spots are beliefs, traits or behaviors that we embrace without even knowing it, and they limit our peace, power, joy and personal empowerment, affecting how we interact with the world around us.

Meet The Mendelsons

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.

Strokes of Genius

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.

Customers First

Now the Official Bank of the Miami Heat and the Official Hometown Bank of the Miami Hurricanes, Amerant Bank, with Chairman & CEO Jerry Plush at the helm, is changing how Miami experiences financial services.

Julissa Leo

To say Julissa Leo loves what she does, would be an understatement.

Irena Romanova

For Irena Romanova, design has always been her passion.

Financial Standout

Banking is very transactional for some, but Tairis Alsina views each client’s financial journey as a relationship that deserves to be nurtured over time. She and her team at Amerant Bank are committed to delivering consistent, high-quality financial solutions to clients with varying individual needs.

Always Adelante

Brickell Magazine partnered with Amerant Bank to present our Latino Visionaries for 2022. This year’s finalists embrace their Hispanic heritage in every facet of life and use their cultural perspective to dream big while taking their respective careers and philanthropic pursuits to new heights.

Pet Saviors

Patricia Lara & Paulina Claure turned their mutual adoration for animals into a humble foster-based organization called Wonder Paws Rescue to help neglected and ill animals find forever homes.

Defending Children

Inspired by her mother’s work within the child welfare system, Kadie Black became a Guardian Ad Litem at just 19 years old. Today, she is the proud new CEO & President of Voices For Children Foundation.

Wealth Coach

Suzanne DeWitt’s 24+ years of experience reads like a brunch buffet on Mother’s Day, her role has morphed into what she describes as a “legal, tax and business finance life coach.”

Lofty Innovation

Harvey Hernandez, Founder & CEO of Miami-based Newgard Development Group, brings his creativity and a diehard entrepreneurial spirit to Lofty Brickell Residences, an industry-leading concept taking flexible condo ownership into the future.

Musical Legacy

Under the guidance of General Director & CEO Susan Danis, the Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has grown into the world-class powerhouse it is today — while reflecting the Miami community, both in its staff and what it puts on stage. At the forefront is the central notion that Opera is for everyone.

Miami Chic

The city’s most stylish professionals dress up to strike a pose in the center of it all.

Miami Strong

In a city where beach bodies reign supreme and fitness goals shine brighter than the sun, get inspired by fit locals finding balance in paradise amid all the hustle-and-bustle.

Fitness First

If a healthier lifestyle is on your horizon, get inspired with a group of Panorama Tower residents taking wellness to new heights in the heart of Brickell.

Thrive Drive

Every morning when Alejandro Aljanati wakes up, he practices the art of living — the passion that comes from appreciating every single aspect of an amazing life. That zest for living is reflected in the Aston Martin Residences.

He Pops!

Mamút’s works are strongly linked to his lifelong passion for art, music, social justice and the power of color.


All 4 One

From animal causes to humanitarian efforts, Miami said goodbye to winter and sprung into action to fuel a passion for philanthropy and giving back.

The Go-Getters 2023

Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, Miami Herbert Business School offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and grow. The graduates are thought-leaders who transform business, scholarship and lives. To celebrate them, We partnered with the school to present our annual “Go-Getters” feature, honoring current students and recent grads, their successes, hopes and dreams.