Issue – November/December 2012

Better Living

We see home as more than the place where you sleep at night and store your things. It’s a source of comfort and a refuge, a space for connection and celebration. Find out how local company California Closets helps you enhance your abode in more ways than you could imagine.

Natural Life

If you’re in search of the perfect pieces to help accentuate your outdoor living spaces, these design picks are sure to take your life in our signature sunshine to new levels of style and relaxation.


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?


When it’s time to impress the love of your life with a present that’ll show just how much you’re really in love, these shiny essentials are sure to get you all the lovin’ you deserve — and then some!


This 3-story contemporary Key Biscayne dream home at 220 Cape Florida Drive has been meticulously designed to combine the most exquisite architecture with comfort, elegance and luxurious finishes throughout.


We delve into the concept of power to try to discover what it really means and how people across industries and social status interpret and define it.


Belinda Elkaim wasn’t happy with starting just one business. In fact, this modern Renaissance woman expresses her creativity through no less than an impressive series of self-made brands, all uniquely different and all stamped with her signature style

Looking Green

Think caring for the environment ends with recycling? Turns out, there are plenty of surprising ways to push for sustainability in every area of your life — including fashion. Here are a few easy ways to green up your look.

Morning Sips

Kick off your weekend mornings the right way at Toscana Divino, which launches the brunch season with Il Nostro: a $20, bottomless mimosa brunch with bottle service and an outdoor DJ.

Great Success

RelatedISG has been having great success with The Related Group’s MyBrickell, Brickell’s first new development in 4 years featuring colorful and contemporary designs by Karim Rashid.

Striking Contrast

Timepiece designers are doing startling things with the simplest elements — bold black and gleaming silver. Check out these faves ready to make a mark no matter what time you wear them.

Peaceful Divorce

Yes, it’s possible to part ways amicably and with as little drama as possible. Here Psychotherapist & LMFT Lisette Beraja of Beraja Counseling Center offers some advice for folks on the brink of divorce.

European Allure

French Hair Studio in Brickell brings the European spirit of excellence and creativity to the heart of The Magic City day in and day out.

Waterfront Art

With the Miami River Art Fair, Nina Torres brings a resounding voice for art to the heart of Brickell…and plenty of options for how you experience it and get there.

Holiday Spirit

Think New York is the best place to get a taste of holiday traditions? The Christmas Markets of Cologne have been in business for centuries and promise a truly extraordinary holiday travel experience.

Wellness Factor

Many of us are risking a greater chance of disease or health problems by not giving our bodies enough of these 4 vital nutrients. Make sure you’re getting your daily dose in order to keep your health at optimum levels.

Hot Number

With the 2013 MKZ, Lincoln takes a walk on the wild side — and we’re loving the result…and the ride.

Rustic Appeal

It’s a different take on “antique”: New pieces expertly made using reclaimed and recycled wood. We’re loving the trend, particularly when the results look like these 3 favorites:

Health Bites

Forget fad diets – if you’re looking to lower blood pressure, reduce your risk of diabetes and maybe shed those pesky extra pounds, check out this new system developed by the nation’s top doctors.

Office Casual

When it comes to your professional attire, it’s possible to be comfortable all week long outside of Casual Fridays…you just need to make sure you’re sporting the right look from the right brand.

Professional Direction

Feeling trapped, bored or excluded in your current job? Maybe it’s time to consider a career change, or a big step up the corporate ladder. Position yourself for a positive move by following these tips from career coach Fernando Ortiz-Chardon.

Water Lover

Bigger isn’t always necessarily better. Take, for example, the J Craft Torpedo, the Swedish luxury powerboat that has taken the European market by storm since its debut in 2009.

The 411

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

Dickens’ Drinks

When it comes to holiday drinks in South Florida, one thing’s certain: What works in snowy parts of the world doesn’t necessarily vibe with the warm winters we experience in our paradise by the sea. Read on to discover some new replacements to some old favorites.


If you’re looking for a side of hilarity as you sip on your drink of choice, you might want to pay Haran S. Cantor a visit while he’s tending bar. This local boy has a wit-laced solution for just about any conundrum and he’s always ready to spill a joke or two with every pour.

The Pig Roast

A time-honored staple in South Florida, a traditional holiday pig roast is on the agenda for most families living at the tip of The Sunshine State. But before you get the spit fired up, read on to get a few tips that might help you serve up the tastiest little piggy ever.

Mexican Marvel

We take a quick jaunt to get a peek of historical Mexico City to find out what this very special capital city has to offer and why you should plan to make the trip


Gentlemen, listen up: When it comes to building your wardrobe for the season, keep in mind that it’s all about the right fit, the perfect cut and an oomph of color. Oh, yeah, and you gotta have the right amount of swag.

…And Justice for All

Famed Trial Attorney Roy Black, Senior Partner at Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A., is at the top of his game in more ways than one. Despite the fact that his Downtown Miami-based firm is abuzz with lawyers working tirelessly on some of the biggest cases in the country, he still manages to remain humble, down-to-earth and ready for his next challenge while making sure his clients are protected — no matter how difficult the battle.

Shop Cause

Fashionably Conscious recently welcomed more than 100 devoted shoppers to take advantage of a VIP sale to benefit local community centers and afterschool programs.

Harmonious experience

The Armas Residence presented the Miami Symphony Orchestra’s Trio Elegiaque No. 2 in D Minor Op. 9. Konstantin Soukhovetski was on piano; Anne Chicheportiche on violin; and Aaron Merritt on cello.

Tasty Welcome

TIKL Raw Bar & Grill — Brickell’s hot, new dining destination — hosted an exclusive, invitation-only Happy Hour Bash to celebrate the restaurant’s official grand opening.

Glam Factor

Gucci recently brought Florentine craftsmanship to Bal Harbour to celebrate “Icons of Heritage” and to benefit United Way of Miami-Dade.

Chic Spot

Vapiano Restaurant recently hosted a redcarpet grand opening to showcase their menu and venue to area VIPs.

Prime Development

The Related Group recently broke ground on their latest project, 1100 Millecento Residences, an ode to Italian luxury living steps away from Mary Brickell Village.

Festive Bash

Richard Montes De Oca recently celebrated his birthday at Crave in Merrick Park with friends, family and plenty of tasty dishes, libations and cake.

Foreign Watch

Vizcayne recently hosted the 16th Annual Brazilian Film Festival after-party on the development’s expansive pool deck with a special VIP area for Brazilian Film Festival producers, filmmakers and actors.


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.