Issue – October 2014


When it comes to business, women are undoubtedly a strong, ever-evolving force to be reckoned with. And increasingly, entrepreneurs and professionals of both sexes are on a mission to make sure the upward trend continues.

Objects Through Shadows

When light captures the sparkle of precious, luxurious gems.

In the Mood for Work

Celebrate the empowering history of equality with a wardrobe that sports a ‘60s aesthetic combined with a modern, contemporary approach alongside silhouettes that embrace modesty. It’s a bold and graphic mix that will captivate you — and everyone you encounter — this season.


Meet the people who are shaping the future of business with every handshake, transaction and bottom line. The passion, attitude, outlook and savvy they all share has yielded an ingrained need to succeed no matter what the consequences. These inspirational visionaries are some of the top leaders of today and tomorrow who will inspire, motivate and in many cases complement the very goals that keep you going. After all, business is all about who you know, isn’t it?


Let’s face it: For the majority of us, work takes a big chunk out of our day. Regardless of where you find yourself completing all the professional tasks and duties that pop up throughout the week, there’s one thing most people dream of saying: “I work from home.”

Game Of Cones

Few cities can still claim to be eating ice cream outdoors with autumn in full swing, but thankfully Miami’s year-round recipes for Latin-themed sweets put the extra spice into something nice.

Final Frontier

Hobbies exist because populations support them and one that’s gaining exponential traction revolves around trading the most approachable of inebriants. It has a following stronger than Sci-Fi and they might be just as fanatical…move over Star Trek, craft beer bartering is here.

Tall Order

Standing 6’6”, Toro Toro’s Bar Manager Matt Phillips could be easily mistaken for an elite power forward, thankfully he’s applied his speed and skills to the cocktail game and he scores with every drink after hand-crafted drink.

Artful Insights

For Hugh MacLeod of Gapingvoid, the message behind his work offers a special meaning to anyone who comes across it — at home or in the office.

Famously Ferrari

If, when you think of a Ferrari, you conjure up images of Sonny Crockett from Miami Vice, you’ll love this car. If you want a Ferrari that you can use as a daily driver, you’ll love it even more.

Atop It All

The Bond has a serious pedigree. It’s from the creators of 1450 Brickell, the highly successful and elegant office building on Brickell Ave. that’s home to JPMorgan Chase.

Girl Power

The Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade recently awarded grants to 23 organizations that do an amazing job addressing the pressing issues that impact the lives of women and girls around the world.

Addiction Treatment Stigma

In my 20 years as a helping professional, I’ve led many discussions about addiction treatment, advocacy, recovery and prevention.

Ticket Strategy

It seems that more and more frequently our office is being contacted by clients who have a suspended license due to a red-light camera violation.

Feels Good

Feel Good Movement Clothing Line’s mission is to spread the power of positivity by giving a hand to those in need and using responsible business practices to provide fashionable clothing that makes people feel great.

Dessert Sips

A strong start to a meal sets the tone for the rest of the evening and 15th And Vine’s Florodora revs your engine with Plymouth gin, Angostura bitters, Lisbon lemons, muddled raspberries and, since it’s so hard to choose between ginger beer and ale…they use both.

Healthy Living

The key to a healthy life is the little things. Sure, we all wish we could run a marathon, only crave food that is good for us and have the perfect physique. But big change isn’t easy, while small changes can lead to large results.

Retro Representations

Alexis Frias makes grown-up art that brings out the kid in all of us. His union of mosaic, sculpture & paint is inspired by the work of 2 Italian Masters: Mario & Luigi.


Long gone are the days when all a watch did was tell time. These brand new smartwatches can help with a whole lot more — one tick at a time.

Friendliest Catch

You don’t need 10 seasons of your favorite fishing show to remind you there’s no easy day in the fishing industry, but what better way to honor the fruits of the fishermen’s hazardous labor than a family-friendly celebration.

Personal touch

They say time is money, so any minute you spend overwhelmed by your tasks is a waste. Perhaps you find yourself missing appointments or bullets on your to-do list. Well, now there’s an app for that.

Urban Vegetables

The rooftop garden trend may have started in New York, but Miami is giving the concept its own spin with one of the city’s first rooftop vegetable gardens atop Cassa Brickell.

Adios, Cellulite!

Cellulite remedies can be pricey and ineffective, but there’s one natural treatment that can make your legs smoother without breaking the bank.

Caribbean Jaunt

Looking for the perfect way to ring in the new year? If your ideal itinerary includes exotic locales and exciting experiences, planning starts now. And you won’t believe what you’ll get.

Unique Care

Stress and addiction happen to people of all walks of life. Lucida understands this and offers one of the nation’s only multicultural, bilingual substance abuse & mental health treatment programs.

Savvy Solution

Business trips can be time-consuming and staying connected while on the road can be a challenge for busy entrepreneurs.

Home-Based Investor

Prime locations in high-rent, highly populated areas are the gold standard when choosing a residence to serve as a smart investment property.

Let It Marinate

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned in life and business is to suppress my natural urge to make a split decision, come up with a quick solution and commit to an idea without letting it marinate first.

Diamond Data

The LimbIC Chair may look like it should be at a museum instead of your home office, but just sit in it and you’ll never want to step away from your desk again.

The 411

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

The All-Nighter

After you finish that last dinner meeting, this drink has just the right amount of jolt to get you through the final hurdle of the day — that ultra-productive span between midnight and 3 a.m.

You Know You’re An Entrepreneur When…

Starting your own business or a new venture isn’t easy. Luckily, for folks who have a natural instinct for entrepreneurship, conceptualizing and creating an empire is second nature.

Enterprising Encounters

Whether you already own a business or daydream about starting your own thing one day, there’s no denying that Miami is a city built for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs, and there’s no shortage of success stories at every turn.


It’s time to take authority over the image you project — in life, work and love. Commandeering your image is the first step on your path to success — all it takes is learning to highlight your assets while downplaying your shortcomings.

Leap Of Faith

When it comes to starting your own business (or dreaming about it), the biggest plus — and con — is the ability being an entrepreneur affords for making money…how you want, when you want and with whom you want. Well, it’s not that easy to start your own thing. But if the spark (and talent) is there, read on.

Grate Times

A night at Gyu-Kaku starts with a booming Japanese greeting: Irasshaimase! And every staff member in a 20-foot radius acknowledges the arrival of each guest with a verbal high-five that says, make yourself at home, welcome & cheers all wrapped into one.

Sales Force

As part of a rolling series of events, The Crimson hosted their first of many gatherings in their new Sales Center to showcase the space and make announcements.

Exciting Evolution

Brokers LLC officially opened their first branch of offices in Brickell to continue to expand their ever-evolving presence in the city.

Building Success

The inaugural Miami New Construction Show welcomed 10,000 attendees, 100 exhibitors and presented engaging panel discussions from top industry leaders.

Good Taste

Casa Gio hosted an exclusive night of poise, elegance and ample wine & spirits tastings to celebrate their new furniture showroom.


Aqua Harmonia

Inspired by visionary artist Antuan Rodriguez’s Water Codes collection, this editorial invites you to immerse yourself in a world where the human body forms a profound connection with our most precious element. Through this fusion, we celebrate the essence of life itself.

Art Wow

From watercolors and sketches to out-of-this-world sculptures and societal statements, the South Florida artists we’ve gathered can be found in the collections of some of the world’s most discerning art aficionados.