Issue – January 2013


A few of The Magic City’s top realtors share their insights on the state of the market and what selling homes means to them, with a couple of real estate trend predictions for the new year mixed in.

Stylishly Structured

When it comes to professional attire, it’s essential to mix the right pieces and accessories to ensure that you look great in and out of the boardroom as you wander about town.

Dream Estate

If your dream home requires more than just an idyllic location, this Key Biscayne residence is sure to meet your standards with plenty of views, space and luxe touches to ensure you wake up each morning happy to be in paradise.

Urban Evolution

As the rest of the world watches, Miami’s urban core continues to emerge and solidify its role in South Florida and beyond as the Brickell/Downtown area rapidly evolves before our very eyes.

Enticing Sips

For Zuma’s J.P. Calabria, mixology isn’t just a job — it’s a passion that helps all of the patrons who visit his bar have a good, tasty time day and night.

Wine Mind

For the uninitiated, ordering a bottle of wine in a restaurant can be daunting. But once you’ve got this art perfected down to a science, the world will suddenly feel a lot more refined — and aromatic.

Breaking Brunch

If you’re of the traditional type that prefers a basic culinary trinity of breakfast, lunch and dinner, it may be time to add a fourth meal to your repertoire. Yes, brunch is back…and it’s better than ever.

Upward Build

Architect Jonathan Cardello and his team at ADD Inc., Miami have turned tough times into a recipe for success, thanks to great teamwork, commitment to excellence and a sense of fun

Vitamin Beauty

Florida-based Palladio Beauty creates stunning cosmetics with a health-boosting bonus that’s sure to get heads turning in your direction all year long.

Beauty Win

Get all your beauty needs handled in one go with the efficient, expert staff at WaxMee Salon & Spa.

Fresh Perspective

With Farm Fresh Miami, Erika Rullman Lisman makes getting healthy, locally grown produce easier than a trip to the grocery store.

Hot Stuff

At Mario The Baker, Daniel Siragusa carries on the family tradition of creating mouthwateringly good Italian-style cuisine right in the heart of The Magic City.

Great Resolutions

It’s a new year. Instead of making a bunch of promises you have no intention of keeping come February, try making these stress-busting, self-care resolutions part of your routine. You’ll love the difference they make in your life so much, you’ll be happy to carry them with you all the way through 2013.

Bombshell Maker

Photographer Janette Valentine pays tribute to the pin-ups of yesteryear with her uber-stylish images that meld fashion and glamour with imagination.

Winter Retreat

America’s most famous national park isn’t just an ideal destination during warmer weather. Yosemite has more to offer winter travelers than you can imagine, and The Ahwahnee is the perfect luxurious base for your adventure.

Work It

Looking for the professionalism and amenities of a traditional office, but without the commitment? These hotspots offer an array of spaces and services that will help you take your business to the next level.

Timeless Classic

Some things never go out of style! The classic Cuban guayabera shirt has been a favorite for laid-back fashion and comfort since its debut 300 years ago, and is now being embraced by a whole new generation of wearers.

Effective Compliance

Companies, directors and officers are operating in an environment of ever-increasing laws and regulations — and breaking them can have dire consequences. Make sure your business plays it safe by creating an effective compliance program.

Inside Out

When it comes to chic modern homewares, we’re turning our gaze across the Atlantic, where innovative, boutique design firms are creating unique and eye-catching pieces that have us humming “Hail, Britannia!”

Night Out

High culture or high stakes? These timepieces pay tribute to a pair of very different forms of entertainment. But they’ve got immaculate style and serious class in common.

High Road

With the new 2013 XTS, Cadillac aims to appeal to today’s tech-savvy drivers — one mile at a time.

Bright Spot

Having trouble concentrating at work? Light, color, temperature and brightness can all play a role in regulating your mood, productivity and stress level. Optimize your space with these great options.

What Doesn’t Kill You…

There’s a common experience that I’ve noticed most highly successful people share: Failure.

Rainbow Connection

They may have been designed in Italy, but the Tropicalia Collection by Moroso looks tailor-made for lazy afternoons under a warm Miami sun.

The 411

Spotlighting news, launches, announcements, happenings, products & places in and around South Florida.


Food, wine, gastronomy and wine-making — the sophisticated union for the palate that stimulates our most valuable memories with their aromas, flavors and colors — are key in the quest for culinary travel excellence. Getting there is just half of the adventure; the other half of the fun awaits the moment you arrive.

Haute Life

Imagine days and nights filled with meaningful moments and exquisite experiences in a home that’s at once grand and artistic, yet comfortable and familiar...a place where splendor and sophistication unite with flawless ease. This is the essence of Sunny Isles’ Château Beach.

Posh View

The vision behind Paragon Grove Theaters full-feature cinema is to offer the best technology and amenities without the premium pricetag, creating affordable luxury that’s as entertaining as the latest blockbusters they show.


To say that Alicia Cervera, Sr., of Cervera Real Estate is the matriarch of The Magic City’s now-booming real estate market would be a bit of an understatement. The daughter of a high-profile ambassador and a self-made developer, Alicia left Cuba at the onset of The Revolution only to arrive in the U.S. with nothing. Her riches-to-rags-to-riches journey is not only inspiring, it’s one of Miami’s greatest success stories.

Savor It

The Savor The Season Festival at Brickell World Plaza featured more than 500 guests who enjoyed food and wine from more than 20 of Miami’s finest restaurants.

Finer Things

Brickell Travel recently hosted an Art & Wine Soiree to celebrate Miami Art Week with art and travel aficionados alike in attendance.

Cultural Design

The International Designer Showcase presented by Vizcayne featured 5 international designers who represented the nationalities of current buyers purchasing residences at Vizcayne.

Grand Cause

Goldie Hawn offered the keynote address at the 12th Annual United Way Women’s Leadership Breakfast at the BankUnited Center.

Pretty Party

Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables & Trini Salon recently celebrated its annual Extravaganza to celebrate a new fall collection complete with complimentary beauty stations and amazing raffles.

Total Success

Concept Int’l Realty had a lot to celebrate this season: The anniversary of their Brickell location and the grand opening of their new Downtown Miami office.

Art Time

With art lovers on hand, ONE Sotheby’s & CIFO recently unveiled their latest exhibit of the ONE CIFO Project at the CIFO Art Space in Miami.

Design Finds

Baxter Shop Miami @ Internum hosted a “Baxter Blumadness” event to welcome new collections by Paola Navone & Matteo Thun at their Design District showroom.

Pet Appreciation

D.O.G.’s recent grand opening featured humans gathering to share their love of furry friends. The occasion included food trucks and cocktails.

Italian Flair

Toscana Divino debuted its inaugural Wine + Fashion Florence Week with more than 500 foodies and fashionistas celebrating a week of Italy’s best flavors.


Cinematic Fashion Affair

Inspired by the allure of Hollywood’s Golden Age, this year’s Most Stylish finalists skillfully blend timeless elegance with a sophisticated, modern edge.

Empowered Living

Falling in love with Brickell can happen in an instant. Panorama Tower residents share how they’re living their best lives in this cosmopolitan meets tropical metropolis by the sea.