Issue – November 2016

Feminine Philosophy

For times when the exhilaration of life wants more, the best response is to attain living with alluring style.


With a lyrical list of amenities and elegant, arresting architecture, Hyde Beach House promises to be one of the premier coastal condominium complexes in South Florida.

Interior Influx

These interior design pros are ready to help you create the home of your dreams with stunning insight and expert attention to every last detail.

Harmonious Surrounds

You don’t have to have a degree in interior design to have an eye for putting spaces together. You also don’t have to be in the market to sell your house in order to have it “staged”— because at the end of the day, your house should be a personal reflection of you.

Craft On!

Pops of flamingo pink, blue ocean hues and crisp whites set the backdrop for TV personality and DIY “Queen Of Craft” Amber Kemp-Gerstel’s trés chic blog Damask Love, where craft is always in session.

Watch Out

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, holiday shopping is right around the corner. Luckily, the new and improved Apple Watch doesn’t care if you’ve been good or bad. Don’t be surprised if you get one with your name on it before year’s end.

Hi-End High-Rises

ISG World, a truly global conglomerate specializing in the sale of luxury high-rise condominiums, celebrates 25 years of entrepreneurial success in the city of its inception.

Simian Showcase

The animal meets the aesthetic in this year’s Endangered: Art For Apes, a mixed-media exhibition that celebrates all that remains wild in our world.

Decades Of Savings

Not sure where to start when it comes to stashing away a sizeable savings account for retirement or other more immediate investments? It’s not as hard as you think. Every penny counts, and even $1 saved per day can add up to big returns.

Tasty Surprise

When New York hospitality expert Steven Kamali was tapped for the much-anticipated Triptych Luxury Hotel in Miami, the fact that he will bring years of lavish culinary programming to the groundbreaking development straddling Wynwood, Midtown and the Design District did not go unnoticed.


We’re all uncomfortably aware of how much space is at a premium in The Magic City. Below are several tips our team has collected to enhance our humble homes and efficiencies.


For 22 years, the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish-Ball has been bringing smiles and hope to families throughout The Magic City and beyond.

Super Smile

A person’s smile is their ability to express a range of emotions with the structure and movement of the lips and teeth.

Speed Racing

It’s great to have a car that can do 100 mph around corners, and here is how to do it without ending up in jail — or worse.

Creative Sparkle

With offerings ranging from intricate filigree necklaces to Disney-themed charm bracelets, the new Pandora at Brickell City Centre is a must-stop for jewelry and gifts. Celebrate the official grand opening this month with a series of events from Nov. 3-6.

Adios, Adipose!

One of the most exciting developments over the last several years has been technology to remove unwanted fat without surgery. Initially, there was Coolsculpting, which eliminates fat by freezing it.

A Dog-Gone Shame

A canine-human mismatch is likely why nice dogs so often end up homeless. Often underestimated is the time and training requirement needed to raise a dog.

Artful Winding

Most watch collectors focus on the timepieces, viewing the accessories, such as winders, as mere afterthoughts. The LumiSidus is an exception that can outshine the beauty of even the finest mechanical watch.

United For PD

Brad McMorris can’t slow down. He works full-time managing over 600 clients and hundreds of millions of dollars at Wells Fargo Advisors. When he was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD), it could’ve been his excuse to slow down, but it only made him pick up the pace.

Pampered Life

When one imagines the life of ultra-affluence, private at-home massages, lavish dinner parties and personal helicopters nixing the Dixie Highway’s gridlock spring to mind. Scott & Angelique Gerow of 360 Concierge & Staffing make such daydreams a reality.


It’s only within the last 75 years that the Land Of The Rising Sun has admitted travellers from the West. For modern global man, well-versed to traversing whole continents in single jaunts, Japan still represents a destination steeped in mystery, ancient tradition and seizure-inducing animation.

Ravishing Red

It is all about the pout this season — full, voluptuous, defined lips. And the color that cannot go missing from your makeup tote is Fire Engine Red. Rouge, and ready to pucker up. Here are some of the best reds you can find.

Huge TV

We love our big-screen TVs and the bigger the better.

The 411

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


Anyone who’s ever watched Don Draper do practically anything knows a home bar is the cat’s pajamas, the bee’s knees. Below are several tips to help you elevate your general level of elegance.

Totally Welcomed

Entertaining means to many of us pleasant nights with close friends and family, full glasses and happy bellies, enjoying our lives in the bosom of those we love. Or not. If the idea of hosting people for dinner gives you the shivers, read on.

Fantastic Flair

Victor Merino has plenty of tricks up his sleeve as he serves fantastic cocktails with flair from Segafredo Brickell’s hip bar.

Starry Sojourn

A Mediterranean city that provides travelers the indulgence of sun, celebrity and celluloid — Cannes is the place to visit when you want to experience true luxury and feel like a star.

Landscape Oomph!

When it comes to creating the outdoor oasis of your dreams, there are a few essential Miami-friendly plants, trees, shrubs, vines and flowers that thrive — and survive — in the blistering tropics. If you don’t have any of the varieties we recommend on the ensuing pages showcased around your home, dig in and enjoy our collection of must-have foliage.

Into The Desert’s Dusk

A drive through the desert of Palm Springs to visit two homes of architectural significance owned by two iconic figures — to aide in better understanding that home is not just where the heart is, it is an irrevocable condition we carry with us.

An Ode To Miami

Many are the reasons to love our dear city, but how easy it is to forget them after being cut off by a fellow driver who is mid-text while going 85 down Flagler. Here’s a refreshing perspective from a new transplant to remind us of the magical lure of our paradise by the sea.


Our homes are our sanctuaries. Ideally, at least. In actuality, a home to the misguided can become little more than a massive money pit. We’ve gathered several investments you might think add resale value to your home, but rarely do.

Dream Living

Own your very own special slice of paradise with this expansive estate on exclusive Harbor Drive in Key Biscayne. Life doesn’t get much better than this.

Look of Rigueur

A conversation of architectural silhouettes and structure incorporates a forte attitude to your Fall/Winter 2016 wardrobe.

Pool Party

The BrickLife Lululemon Athletica Brickell City Centre opening rooftop pool party at Epic Hotel included live art, craft beer, music and much more.

Banking In Paradise

Sabadell United Bank held the grand opening of their new Key Biscayne Branch.

Timepiece Heaven

Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin hosted an intimate fête in celebration of the Overseas Collection at EAST.

Pink Power

Mercy Hospital hosted a special “Pretty In Pink” happy hour to bring awareness to women’s health issues in the community.

Top Honor

A proclamation for “Alicia Cervera Day” was held to acknowledge a lifetime achievement in South Florida’s real estate development.


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.