People

New Hope

Key Biscayner & Founder of Born Free Pet Shelter, Alicia Aballi, has saved hundreds of animals since 1981. Now living at a 5-acre property in the Redlands, she and her team of dedicated volunteers continue to care for rescue dogs in a humane, open environment where they can exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle while awaiting adoption and happily living out their remaining years.

Miami Strong

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

Gett Gorgeous

The Gett Official story started when Luiza Bagno and Laura Dias joined the same CrossFit community and became friends in 2019. The result of these two female powerhouses “gett”-ing together was creating a head-to-toe style for the gym and beyond.

Purposeful Life

Mixed-media artist Gianna D.’s concept, material and process can best be described as the three main constants — or cornerstones — the “why,” “what” and “how” of her practice. Each mesmerizing piece tells an important story.

Aesthetic Delights

Dr. Barbara Sturm’s unique, science-based products have achieved cult status with skincare devotees worldwide, and her philosophy of healing the skin has challenged both aggressive approaches and conventional wisdom.

The Mentor

In her role as Academic Director for the Professional MBA at Miami Herbert Business School, Amy Agramonte is charged with creating a successful environment through not only curriculum development, but also by way of community development.

Swim Stars

Alexandra Grief was inspired to start Montce to hit a key area she thought was missing in the swimwear industry: one of great fit with a super-flattering cut, fun prints and textures. Along with her brother, Devin, they create swimwear and activewear that make customers feel amazing.

Daddy Duty

When it comes to fatherhood, no one can really explain the joys and responsibilities that come with the job. Meet some Miami dads who always put family first.

TOP 20 Professionals Under Forty

As we all experienced the most unprecedented year in modern history, the resilient young professionals you’re about to meet withstood all the challenges that came with the pandemic, and stepped up to the plate like never before to hit the professional homeruns of their lives while inspiring the next generation to dream big and reach for the stars.

Role Model

This year’s Take A Walk In Her Shoes annual fundraiser honors Inspiration Award recipient Teresa Murphy. A 27-year Miami-Dade elementary school teacher, she has been helping improve lives via the Chapman Partnership for nearly two decades.

Legal Leader

As a partner at the innovative and dedicated legal firm of Haber Law, Lauren S. Fallick has devoted her professional career to defending and protecting the rights of her clients.

Tasting Joy

“Baking has always been a big part of my life. I come from a family of bakers, and to this day, if you go to my mom’s house, you’ll always find lemon bars, cream cheese brownies, or of course, lots and lots of bundt cakes!”

Inspired Impact

People. Passion. Philanthropy. The dynamic professionals you are about to meet have dedicated their lives to giving back and changing lives. May their stories inspire you to make your own positive influence on the world.

Nature Connection

The organic movements and images within Meg Wallace’s paintings engage imaginative dialogue and challenge perception, weaving her passion to empower humanity with her penchant to preserve nature.

Investment Properties

Cengiz Bayirli’s vast experience in sales and real estate has led him to establish himself as a successful international businessman and investor. He now lends his extensive expertise to Property Invest USA as President.

Leading Legacy

When it comes to leaving your mark on the world, few can boast the list of personal and professional achievements that Hilarie Bass has amassed throughout her career — a successful young actress, a formidable corporate defense lawyer, star litigator, international firm leader, civic ignitor, social activist and now Chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees and Founder of The Bass Institute For Diversity & Inclusion. Through it all, she has captured our attention in front of the camera, in the courtroom, behind the podium and now at the center of conversations of diversity and workplace inclusion around the world.

The Go-Getters 2021

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 honor them, Brickell Magazine and the school have partnered to showcase the annual “Go-Getters,” an honor spotlighting recent grads, their successes, hopes and dreams.

Primate Patron

Pat Kelly wanted to be Jane Goodall when she grew up. Today, she’s on the Board of Directors of the Center For Great Apes, providing care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for all sanctuary residents.

Purse Power

Eyes may be the windows to the soul, but the handbag you choose reveals an equal amount without a staring contest. Antonia Raimbault understands that it’s critical to choose a distinctive bag that suits you.

Metropolis Marvels

The proverbial light at the end of the long tunnel that was 2020 is finally beginning to shine through the fog — and Miami residents and visitors alike are letting optimism take over and the sunshine guide the way.

POWER OF BUZZ

With clients ranging from top wealth management firms to new real estate developments and brokerages, fashion, retail and the world’s leading automobile brands and hotels, Sissy DeMaria-Koehne and her team at Cultivate PR are on the pulse of what’s hot and trending around the world.

Dynamic Duos

Meet a few couples from a variety of professions who live, work and love together. Although no two days are ever the same, their mutual love, respect and awe for one another remains as strong as their bottom line.

True Hero

Spreading love, hope and joy to children impacted by abuse and neglect is the core mission of Jill Lerner-Adams, a philanthropist, an event manager for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, and a stay-at-home mom with a heart of gold.

All Abuzz

As we say goodbye to 2020 and hello to a better and brighter 2021, life in Brickell continues to evolve with new stores, restaurants and experiences popping up at every turn.

Howdy, Neighbor!

As Brickell’s popularity booms around the world, so does the types of the residents the neighborhood attracts.

Finding Ourselves

Tony Vazquez-Figueroa’s use of crude oil as a medium investigates the rise and fall of his country, Venezuela, and its relationship with black gold.

Curated Masterpieces

Meet a few standout local Miami artists who are turning heads and ensuring their work gets into the hands of the right art lovers looking to amp up their collections this season and beyond.

Negotiation Pros

According to the National Restaurant Association, the pandemic will have cost the restaurant industry at least $240 billion by the end of 2020. Adorno-Cunill & Damas P.L. stands ready to assist as needed.

TOP 20 Professionals Under Forty

As we all experienced the most unprecedented year in modern history, the resilient young professionals you’re about to meet withstood all the challenges that came with the pandemic, and stepped up to the plate like never before to hit the professional homeruns of their lives while inspiring the next generation to dream big and reach for the stars.

Savvy Investor

For many international investors, the pandemic has left them questioning whether they should invest in the U.S. Real Estate Market, and I always say, “Yes! The time to invest is NOW.”

Brand Ambassador

Liandra Salles loves seeing brands grow. Fashion designers can be big and powerful in their native country, but when they come to the U.S., they have to start from the ground up. That’s where her innovative company Skep360 comes in.

Best Face Forward

Bringing new meaning to “must-have,” the pandemic has ushered in a new trend — blinged out face masks, cloth coverings, PPE, shields, neck gaiters, bandanas — whatever you decided to wear, these unexpected fashion accessories can literally save lives.

Third Generation

Austin Hollo loves being at the forefront of Miami’s development, witnessing and contributing to the transformation of the city he grew up in.

Equitable Law

Justice reform may be trending, but veteran Washington lawyer and South Florida resident Ronald Goldfarb, author of The Price of Justice: Money, Morals and Ethical Reform in Law, has been out front on this issue for a long, long time.

Glimmers of Hope

Inspired by the globally acclaimed The Front Steps Project, award-winning Photographer Wioletta Bublik set out to capture Miami families during quarantine. What she documented has been an inspiration for all those following her journey on social media and around the world.

INSPIRED PORTRAITS

The popularity of Wioletta Biblik, a school administrator who recently reignited her passion for photography, has skyrocketed with the 100+ family portraits she posted on her IG handle @CapturesByViolet. Her viral project, #StayHomePhotoSession, has inspired families in Miami and around the world to embrace all the little moments of happiness during these trying times.

Future of Beauty

A Miami native and entrepreneur, Carla Oliva is the Founder & CEO of DashBar, a new salon-spa concept opening in Brickell this Fall, specializing in providing the modern woman with a collective beauty bar experience that is better, quicker and easier than ever.

CARE & COMPASSION

As an emergency medicine attending physician at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Emergency Medicine Residency Associate Program Director, Mark Supino, M.D., shapes the education of young, talented physicians and delivers healthcare to the underserved population of Miami-Dade County, while doing his part to help eradicate health and socioeconomic disparities among patients of every background, ethnicity, creed, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation.

Fulfilling Potential

The death of her uncle while homeless was a profound experience for Symeria Hudson, one that keeps her driving toward a goal of one day ending homelessness in South Florida.

Meaningful Gift

Liana & Carlos de Mena’s generous donation to Baptist Health Neonatal Intensive Care Unit conveys their deep gratitude for the truly exceptional care their premature birth son Carlos Ray received.

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At Home With x Molteni &C Dada

Take a look at the new showroom of Molteni&C Dada located in the Miami Design District.