Issue – January 2016

Supper Sounds

Thea’s Supper Club caters to the Health District’s lunch crowd of medical and research professionals; but twice a month the lights go down, candles light up and the air crackles with soulful energy.


The future skyline of The Magic City is mind-blowing, it’s exciting and it will redefine the world’s view of our bustling paradise by the sea. We’ve compiled a before & after street-view glimpse of what’s currently under construction from Brickell through Downtown into Midtown and up through Wynwood and Edgewater. Find out what you can except to see with your own eyes in just a few months when you look up.

Tech Deals

Leveraging technology to immerse global buyers in Miami real estate, Jorge L. Guerra, Jr., leads his team of tech-savvy agents at Real Estate Sales Force (RESF) who have a knack for making their listings go viral.

Picture Perfect

When it comes to turining scenic landscapes in the city into venerable works of art, very few photographers have an eye like Rafael Gonzalez. Whether you look at his work for inspiration or to add to your collection, he puts the magic back in The Magic City.

Legal Jargon

Are you uneasy with legalese? Get familiar with land-buying lingo so you can make a well-informed, educated choice for your next big investment.

Heavenly Hair

Whether you’re looking for a new look or just want to take advantage of superb hair services, discover what those in-the-know consider the best-kept secret in Brickell.


Last month, we covered concierge vet service for pampered pets flying on private planes, but for the rest of us who want to take our furry friends on vacation, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation offers plenty of advice.

Park Easy

Whether living, working or romancing in The Magic City, learn how the Miami Parking Authority (MPA) is helping ease parking needs around the key places you want to be.

Smart Connection

Smart watches offer a plethora of apps to keep you abreast of time, weather, appointments and your friends’ whereabouts, but they still scream, “Geek!” Here’s an alternative.

Major Overhaul

If you’re in the market to remodel your place, having a clear plan of action and asking all the right questions before you start will help avoid costly and stressful mistakes.

District Delights

Beyond luxury boutiques and high-design showrooms, fantastic fare and delectable bites await your next visit to the buzzing Miami Design District.

Design Options

As the marketplace in Florida continues to set record pricing, there seems to be 3 types of clients for interior design: The luxury home buyer; the investor buying condominiums; and the upscale luxury condominium buyer/user.

Dancing Feet

Ever wonder just who is dancing on the side of the InterContinental Miami? Each year, the hotel hosts a Skyline Dancers competition and this year they took it to social media where people all over the world could submit video auditions for their chance to win a spot on the side of the building for the calendar year.

Legend Reborn

Jaguar’s E-Type was the car that epitomized the roadster class, with its sweeping hood and snarling exhaust. Now it’s back, better than ever, as the F-Class.

Valet VIP

Shopping is fun. Finding a parking space isn’t. Happily, the days of circling around the block are over in Downtown Coral Gables with the revolutionary Centralized Valet Parking System on Miracle Mile.

Virtuoso Architecture

Arquitectonica’s Bernardo Fort-Brescia turned the plans for Aria On The Bay into a masterpiece that only he could envision — and the results are as awe-inspiring and iconic as it gets.

Enduring Beauty

Porcelain tiles, mosaics and natural stone tiles and slabs from Spain and Italy create a timeless elegance — and that’s just a portion of the large selection available at Iberia Tile’s 70,000-sq.-ft. indoor warehouse.

Iron It Out

Without adequate iron — essential for the production of hemoglobin, which helps your red blood cells distribute oxygen to your body — anemia can develop. Iron deficiency is one of the most common ailments of our time. The following are signs that your iron count might not be where it needs to be.

City Evolution

I recently had some friends visiting from out of town as I was working on the initial phases of gathering the information for all of the new projects planned for Brickell and Downtown Miami up through Midtown and Wynwood for our big Real Estate Issue.

Siesta Fiesta

Italian artist Eduardo Carlino has taken the canopy bed, with its centuries-old history, fully into the modern interactive 21st Century with the Hi-Can: Hi Fidelity Canopy Bed.

The 411

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

Hidden Gem

You haven’t earned your 305 card until you’ve knocked a few back at Mike’s At Venetia, a poolside bar in Downtown Miami with a sweet view of the skyline.


Whether you choose to make a condo, a loft, a townhouse or an RV your home, this sacred space is your very own retreat from the noise and pressure of the outside world. Here are tips on how to make your home-life as tranquil as possible.

Suitable Ease

Clothes with organic aspects combine for an aesthetically eye-catching lifestyle demeanor.

Residential Concerto

Echo Brickell is the real estate equivalent of a masterful concerto, blending world-class exterior and interior design with the latest residential technology. Each residence will be unique, yet all will offer the very best of what makes Miami a magical place in which to live.

Power Houses 2016

Meet the professionals who are ensuring the real estate market remains booming in Brickell and beyond. From unforgettable showings to tips and tricks of the trade, their stories will give you a unique glimpse into their hectic lives and might even inspire you to find a new home or two.

Big Announcement

Jeffrey Soffer of Turnberry Associates hosted a private event to inform over 150 brokers in attendance that Turnberry Ocean Club is now officially registered in New York.

Fashion Vibes

Tom Ford International celebrated the opening of their Miami Flagship store in the Miami Design District with an elegant cocktail event hosted by Domenico De Sole.

Community Engagers

Switchboard hosted their 2015 All-Star Awards Luncheon at Jungle Island to support the cause and discuss innovative ways to engage the community.

Office Party

The team at J.R. Sosa Properties celebrated the end of the year with an office gathering to celebrate their successes and plan new ones.

Doing Good

Switchboard hosted an event at American Social Brickell to recruit bachelors for the 5th Annual Singles for Switchboard Bachelor Auction on Feb. 12.

First Look

The VIP preview of Mana Contemporary’s 2015 Miami Art Week Programming included a special performance by the Miami Symphony Orchestra.

Smile On

Night For Smiles is a fundraiser to benefit diverse non-profit organizations that support children’s education al year long.

Riveting Exhibit

Women Doing Women, an art exhibit of works by international female artists depicting women, opened with a lavish soiree at Poltrana Frau.

Power Project

Loiuse Blouin Media and Property Markets Group hosted an annual private Art Basel event at PMG and JDS Development’s latest project, Echo Brickell.

Creatively Fab

Pinta Miami held a private preview of their annual Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art Show during Art Week.

Networking Night

Miami’s Young Professionals enjoyed a Holiday Happy Hour at the hotel’s rooftop pool to catch up and celebrate in the festivities of the holiday season while looking forward to the New Year.

Real Report

Craig Studnicky and Philip Spiegelman, Principals at ISG World, presented the newly published ISG Miami Report, offering an in-depth analysis of new condo development and sales activity across South Florida.

Design Dreams

When it comes to interior design savvy and luxurious socializing, the Miami Design District has a little bit of everything for any taste day and night.


Close Up

Miami’s see and be seen social pages

Perfect Pairings

A few of Miami’s most successful Power Couples share love stories worthy of a Hollywood rom-com and secrets to a long-lasting relationship that stands the test of time.