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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.

Mask Appeal

Globally renowned artist Isa Zapata’s most recent masterpieces may also be one of her most important creations to date: eye-catching and joyous art masks that spread a message of love and unity.

Peak Performance

Graziela Carvalho Brillho sees the body as a high-tech perfect machine. Using it to its best and highest potential has always enchanted her, to the benefit of her clients and followers.

The Power Of Two

The synergy that exists between Cengiz Bayirli & Giovanna Guzman is undeniable. Both natural leaders, excellent salespeople and highly driven, they are the driving force behind International Realtors Group and Property Invest USA’s ongoing success.

Eye Opening

Murray Ocular Oncology & Retina, a leader in retina specialty care, and its founder Dr. Timothy Murray, President of the American Society of Retina Specialists, provide heroic service with exemplary patient care practices.

When Greats Unite

One of racing’s most legendary names joined forces with one of the world’s most prolific branding agencies to put in motion a synergy that is destined to make history, break records and inspire generations to come.

Deep Contemplation

While benevolent in his perspective, David Gary Lloyd’s artworks comment on the role mass marketing plays in molding the Western persona.

Go – Getters

Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, the University of Miami Patti & Allan 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 first-ever Go-Getters nominations, a unique designation set to become an annual tradition, one where the current Go-Getters will help define those nominated in the future.

Looking Good

A trailblazer in curating signature styles and chic looks, Jo Paes creates powerful images. Whether it’s selecting a wardrobe or accessorizing a photo shoot, her objective is to make the subject look and feel their best.

Meet The Neighbors

Perhaps no other place in the world offers a more dynamic lifestyle than Brickell. For natives and newcomers alike, the area’s energy is undeniable. Herewith: A glimpse at some of the newest residents in the neighborhood. Their stories, careers and savoir faire will inspire you to consider the move into an urban core that yields innovation, encourages entrepreneurism and makes dreams come true.

Triple Threat

Successful model, jewelry designer and DJ, Alaire Harris’ mother taught her that she could do anything she wanted with hard work and determination. She took that message to heart and let her creativity and entrepreneurial spirit soar.

Bite In

Move over ice cream and leftover pizza — there’s a new midnight snack in town — and the name does exactly what it claims to do: Eat Me Guilt Free.

Form & Function

California Closets’ Julie Shvedyuk finds her role as a trade professional to be a challenge she loves to take on. She says that watching the reactions of the actual installation, whether it is a garage, dream closet or an entertainment center, is the most rewarding part.

Real Insights

Meet a few of Miami’s most prolific real estate professionals and get an insider’s perspective into what makes the city’s ever-evolving market tick and what buyers, sellers and investors are looking for as we go into 2020 and beyond.

Hi-Rise Trailblazer

KAR Properties’ Shahab Karmely builds developments that the future will look at and judge kindly. He believes that quality now, and factoring in room for future technology, will last for decades and is the correct way to build.

Landscape VIP

Jose Manuel Da Silva Lobo is making South Florida more beautiful one water feature at a time. His outstanding sense of style extends to his landscape lighting designs that are equally breathtaking and bring everything together.

Culture Shift

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we tracked down a few of Miami’s leading Hispanic entrepreneurs to get a glimpse into what it means to be your own boss and how to effectively balance an ever-changing world where a regular 9 to 5 just won’t cut it.

Next Level

Mary Redondo was inspired to launch Bboss by the many entrepreneurs and small business owners out there — people who dare to take the leap toward something that they are passionate about and have the courage to see through.

Totally Chic

Christie Grays has always been a good dresser. She was named “Best Dressed” in 6th Grade and throughout high school and was featured on the cover of Brickell Magazine’s coveted “Dressed For Success” Issue in 2012. Launching I Am CHIC (Christie Has It Covered) was a natural progression.

Soul Moving

A new band in town is creating quite the buzz. Guerra Grooves has been packing them in at venues throughout South Florida and leaving audiences craving more.

Game Changer

Peggy Olin and her aptly named firm OneWorld Properties have led the remarkable sales for PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter traveling the globe to attract buyers from 56 countries.

Beautiful Life

Most stylists are known for excelling at a specific part of the job, either color, or cuts, or styling. Hisham prides himself on having perfected all aspects of the industry.

Brickell Bodies

These Miamians have found the secret to balancing their mind, body and spirit in a way that yields favorable results and a physique that inspires others to embark on fitness journeys of their own.

Architects of Beauty

Discover valuable insights from a collection of doctors defining the aesthetics and health appeal of South Florida one revolutionary procedure at a time.

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Powerhouses 2021

From forever homes to real estate investments and vacation properties, the leading industry professionals we’ve gathered will guide you in the right direction with expert real estate insights, savvy tips and some of the best listings available in Brickell and beyond.

Timeless Escapes

When you’re ready for a getaway in a historical property that combines unique design, a story to tell and gilded splendor — these iconic Florida inns are perfect for an unforgettable staycation in The Sunshine State.