Issue – January 2014

Are you Ready?

This depiction of Miami’s skyline could become a reality sooner than you might think, and what’s on the horizon is sure to forever change the way the world looks at our metropolis by the sea.

Neighborly Sips

When it comes to drinking, perhaps no place on Earth is more important than your favorite local watering hole. The trick is in knowing when you’ve found it.

City Vibes

For 10 years, Megan Laich has been serving up drinks for some of South Florida’s most notable celeb VIPS: The locals.

Mind House

Entrepreneurship, by definition, is about trailblazing, and no one is more attuned to this concept than Daniel Lafuente, Co-Founder & COO/CFO of The LAB Miami.

Caring Cuts

As a little boy in Argentina, Gustavo Cagiao learned a very important lesson from his mother, who was a hairdresser: When it comes to haircuts and coloring, either be the best at it or don’t do it at all! Today, he continues that standard of excellence at WaxMee Salon & Spa.

Times Two

There isn’t a jetsetters in the world who wouldn’t love the practicality and style of a dual-timezone watch made with global travel in mind.

The NEW Collector

The state of the art world is changing. Miami is a testament to that. The creative community is growing exponentially and more and more people are taking an interest. It’s not just limited to Miami — go online and there are thousands of art blogs and pin boards that prove people are seeking out their creative fix on the web.


Eat right this season with a new twist on fast food with home delivery of healthy, fresh food sent directly to your doorstep from some of Miami’s top meal delivery services.

Appropriate Info

Real estate is an ever-changing market that needs to be constantly kept on top of. Maximize opportunities with your own personal real estate researcher in your pocket with the following top apps.

Wearable Inspiration

Make a resolution to find balance in your life with a new yoga routine and corresponding clothes designed to keep you motivated, on track and in the moment.

Resolution Overload

The inevitable perpetual questions creeps its head once again as 2014 rings in: “What are your New Year’s resolutions?”. This year, pick ones you’ll actually want to keep.

Sporty Ride

Maserati’s all-new mid-size Ghibli sport sedan combines a spacious interior for the car you need, with adrenalin-pumping performance for the excitement you want.

Pure Theatrics

The diamond of movie theatres, Paragon Grove 13 sits atop the iconic CocoWalk. Previously owned and operated by AMC, the theatre re-opened its doors in 2010 after undergoing a $4 million upgrade.

Green Home

This year, refresh your décor with sustainable, eco-friendly designs and accessories meant to help the planet and your home in ways you could never imagine.

Superior Interior

This is modern urban design at its best. Featuring sleek lacquer cases with striking wood accents, the MIJO Collection can take on a variety of personalities from tranquil to bold.

Concierge Doctor

Overworked executives taking care of everything but themselves will soon have no excuse to neglect their wellbeing as HealthSpot telemedicine begins its multi-pronged expansion into Miami.

Dutch Treat

Regardless of what you may have heard about Amsterdam, this quaint little city known as “The Venice Of The North” has a lot more to offer than wild times and all-night benders.

Inspiring Youth

Tony Award-winning Dancer, Choreographer & YoungArts Artistic Advisor Bill T. Jones leads an alumni performance to honor the artistic excellence of the 2014 YoungArts finalists and winners.

Town Jewel

If you haven’t stopped into Morays Jewelers in Downtown Miami, a visit is way passed due. They’ve been in Miami for 70 years awaiting your arrival with open arms — and plenty of bling.

The NEW Miami

My, how far we’ve come. If you’re still dizzy from the impact of this issue’s cover depicting all of the proposed new projects slated to grace our city’s skyline, trust me, you’re not alone.

Perfect Setting

Elevate your table to the extraordinary with this ultra-luxurious Gold Leaf Collection from French porcelain house Bernardaud.

The 411

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

Home Gourmet

Unless you happen to own your own restaurant, most people assume that eating quality food at home without local takeout or delivery options is beyond their means, but hiring a private chef might be more affordable than you think.

Getting Personal

Piquet Law Firm’s foreign national client-centered approach to law continues to be a recipe for success, one that has masterfully set the company apart since its inception.

Revolutionary Redesign

In 1972, Mercedes-Benz introduced the first S-Class vehicle, simultaneously creating an automotive icon as well as establishing the standard against which all other luxury sedans would forever be judged. As the 2014 S-Class proves, the firm continues to combine brilliant technology with unsurpassed creature comforts and safety.

Mirrored Skyline

Take a visual journey through The Magic City through the camera lens of Photographer Christopher Almeida who used bridge perspectives to capture and manipulate the cityscape with a mirror effect that will have you doing a double-take as you flip through this collection.

Of Home & Heart

Home: A physical space where we feel secure, a place that shelters us from the elements and a safe haven to keep our treasured possessions safe. Home is where we hang our hat and surrender our worries. It’s where we celebrate, lament, rest, cry, love, laugh and gather our strength to take on another day. Are you home yet?


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.

Pristine Lifestyle

Château Ocean Residences is the alternative to the luxury development construction cranes reaching high into the sky throughout Miami. Steps away from Bal Harbour, this boutique development will rise just 12 stories and feature 58 exclusive flow-through residences right on the beach.

Elevated Elegance

On the 42nd Floor of the gorgeous Santa Maria, this extraordinary condominium commands the most outstanding views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. A perfect balance of cool and warm, modern sleekness and period comfort, drama and peace.

Impressive Showcase

Echo Brickell recently unveiled a unique partnership with world-renowned Albanian Artist Helidon Xhixha to showcase the artist’s work.

Iconic Welcome

More than 300 civic, business and cultural leaders gathered to celebrate the official grand opening of PAMM to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Foodie Mission

Luxury condo NINE hosted 150 brokers through a Mary Brickell Village restaurant crawl to showcase the development’s immediate community and conveniences.

New Home

Hundreds gathered in Brickell to celebrate the grand opening of the brand new sales center for the Le Parc At Brickell.

Musical Musings

Pop-Up Piano Miami & The Related Group’s 3-day concert series wrapped up with a trendy crowd rocking out to notable acts.

Sophisticated Lifestyle

The Brickell Heights pre-sales launch event added lots of buzz for the already h ighly anticipated new development in the heart of Brickell.

City Impact

Property Markets Group and JDS Development hosted a private event to unveil the innovative and luxurious sales center for Echo Brickell.

Artful Expression

Actor, Director & Painter Jordi Mollà hosted a pop-up art show at Perfecto Miami Gastrobar in Brickell to showcase his latest work to guests.


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.