Issue – October 2016

Dazzling Design

Poltrona Frau Group Miami opened its doors in 2001 when CEO & Owner Giampiero Di Persia saw a vibrant future for Miami at a time when many did not. “I’m glad to have had that vision, and to have been right about it,” he says as the company transitions from their landmark 25,000-sq.-ft. building into a massive 71,000-sq.-ft. design destination.

Skyline Transformation

One River Point is about achieving the perfect marriage between design, lifestyle, location and amenities — it’s luxury redefined. The development came out of Shahab Karmely’s desire to create something transformative in one of his favorite cities in the world.

Wardrobe Duality

Playing extreme contrast between ladylike and urban styles, get a look with chic aptitude that’s ready to hit the streets.

Immersive Views

The way we view and experience real estate has been transformed by technology and innovation. Learn how Gonzalo Navarro is visualizing projects and giving them life via fully immersive digital experiences.

You’re Worth It

Not sure if you’re getting paid the right amount for a job well done? If you’re an entrepreneur, the fine line between nickel & diming and demanding more from your clients can put you in quite the predicament. Not sure where to start? You can begin by asking yourself: “What am I really worth?”.

Shining Bright

Little Lighthouse Foundation’s new Executive Director, Jonahtan Babicka, is shining new light on the organization’s mission to inspire caring, passionate locals to take action in the community to benefit children.

Rhythmic Rituals

The first South American-inspired luxury spa with shamanic practices in the U.S. has arrived to Miami. Housed in Faena Hotel, you’ll find an oasis for the mind, body and spirit at Tierra Santa Healing House.

Historic Fun

If you’re a native Miamian, you’ve almost certainly been on a school field trip to The Barnacle in Coconut Grove for a day of fun, sun and learning. But visiting this local gem as an adult is quite a different experience.

Live Securely

The world is ever-changing…and not always for the better. Specialized Protection Services understands this and offers professional executive, personal, property, private event, place-of-worship protection and much more.

Elegantly Eclectic

Tiffany Dominguez takes creativity to a whole new level with her out-of-this-world, timeless jewelry line that puts the “magic” in Magic City.

Greener Outlook

Being a responsible resident of Planet Earth doesn’t have to mean driving an electric car or installing solar panels on your roof (although if you do, kudos). There are simple things you can do to leave a less dramatic carbon footprint. Here are a few tips to make your life greener.


Food, it’s necessary and we love it. Sometimes the best way to get someone to commit to meeting with you is if you offer up lunch or breakfast, of something in between. After all, who would pass up a free meal?

Tech Support

Technology is our friend, but we all know that it can also be our foe. Here are some funny, embarrassing and probably all too familiar things that can go wrong with the stroke of a single key on a computer or phone near you.

Delicious Dadeland

Since 2014, Downtown Dadeland has been undergoing a renaissance. The lifestyle center is now turning into a must-visit culinary destination with several new chef-driven and unique concepts recently opened or coming soon.

Island Delight

Oceana is an exclusive oasis within the lavish hidden treasure that is Key Biscayne. Simply put, it offers the best of all worlds surrounded by the best of all worlds.

Clear Titles

What many people do not understand is what Title Insurance actually is or what a title insurance company actually does. Title Insurance companies, such as Kensington Vanguard, are actually insurance companies and like many others, our job is to do research on the buyers, sellers and property and issue a commitment and insurance policy.

Work-At-Home Wisdom

Forrester Research’s US Telecommunting Forecast predicts the number of Americans who head into the office without leaving home will rise to 63 million this year. Which presents a unique set of challenges that need to be addressed.

Classic…But Better!

We live in good times for car enthusiasts. Ford’s iconic Mustang is an epic example of how muscle cars of the ‘60s are back, but even better than they were way back when.

Transforming Worlds

On Oct. 27, Jumpstart’s Read For The Record will have millions of adults reading the same book to young children to raise awareness for childhood literacy.

Exhilarating Times

Javier Cuadros helps build cities, one building at a time, one community at a time. It is a collaborative effort between the city, the community and the development team with the goal of improving quality of life.

Beauty Va-Voom

When it comes to beauty, you should aim for the most advanced, the very best and throw some technology up in there to attack aging in every direction!

Everyone’s Favorite

Perricone’s has been serving homestyle Italian cuisine in the heart of Brickell long before the neighborhood became a household name. This month, the restaurant celebrates its 20th anniversary — but don’t expect velvet rope parties and fancy invites to commemorate the occasion…this is the kind of place where ordering the usual will never disappoint.

Heir Apparent

Every now and again there’s a story of a well-off widow who cut all the relatives out of her will to leave a modest fortune to her cat. However, that’s nothing compared with what these dogs raked in.

Follow Your Gut

It’s generally understood that food in its natural, unprocessed state is healthier overall. It’s helpful to talk to a qualified healthcare professional — someone with a functional or holistic approach is ideal — to better understand your needs.

Top Gun

Every so often, you find yourself in the right place at the right time. For me, it was when I found myself in a jet fighter at 500 mph, doing barrel rolls.

It’s Kismet!

In the past few weeks, I’ve come across more examples of kismet than I can count.

Boardroom Domination

Even the diehard gold Rolex-wearing traditionalists will have a tough time not tossing their beloved perpetual self-winding movement aside and finally embracing smartwatch technology when they get a good look at the Brikk Lux Omni 18k Gold Apple Watch.

The 411

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

Mighty Fine Pour

The Magic City’s drink scene is heating up with Roy A. Roig’s sip-worthy creations at Trust & Co. in Coral Gables that perfectly please with every pour.


An unfamiliar menu can cause the best of us to lose our appetite — or skip straight to dessert. Don’t let an off dish ruin a well-deserved day or night out. Below are a few vetted tips to help you make the most of cuisines strange and unknown.


Tired of ordering the same lackluster libation every night? Want a tipple that truly defines you? Here are some suggestions you can use to rebrand yourself via your beverage of choice.

Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire!

Discovering that deception is more commonplace than you might have imagined will help you understand how self-deception stifles our personal evolution throughout our lives and relationships.

Where The World Meets

The old world melds with the new as the Mediterranean sways in the backdrop and history peeks around every corner with a burning desire to explore Tel Aviv.

Home Work

Working from home has become so commonplace that the home office is finally getting the serious attention it deserves. The result is residential workspaces that are starting to rival those found in Class A office buildings.

Dream Job Believin’

When you’re locked in to the doldrums of drudge work day in and day out, the energy and focus to take the first step toward realizing your dream job can seem particularly daunting. It’s time to start thinking about getting the job you’ve always wanted — and getting paid for it.

Happy Go Lucky

…it depends on who you ask. If you’ve ever wondered what the true meaning of happiness is, you’re not alone. Turns out the answer is far more complicated than most of us could ever imagine — yet much easier to accomplish than we think.

Fashion Fiesta

Earthy Chic Boutique hosted a pop-up store for fashionistas with 20% of sales donated to Soccer For Peace Foundation.

Live & Love

The 3rd Annual Bella’s Ball featured a jaw-dropping Carnival theme that united everyone for the cause.

Industry Spotlight

BASF and Association law Group hosted a business networking and cocktail reception after a special presentation by Alan Ojeda of Rilea Group.


Winning Method

A sanctuary of serenity and restoration in Key Biscayne, where beauty meets wellness, science illuminates the path to wholeness at Divina MedSpa.

Sweat Equity

Meet a few Miami fitness warriors balancing the duties of everyday life with the joys of participating in the sports they love.