Issue – December 2014

Creative Duo

Dan & Karthryn Mikesell are contributing as much as they can to help evolve the art world locally and abroad thanks to their vision for The Fountainhead Residency and all the inspiration it brings.

Artistic Evolution

Michael Gray was born to be a creative being. The diverse artist sees the world through a unique perspective that is at once thought-provoking and inspirational.

WOW Nails

Diamonds and a little black dress are staples of a glamorous holiday wardrobe. Now it’s time to have that stunning combination at your fingertips courtesy of haute jeweler Azature.

Travel Bugs

Globetrotting mother/daughter duo Olga & Cristina Mas enjoy much more than pretty vistas on their yearly sojourns, showing that world travel can yield more than what the tour books might lead you to believe.

Morning Ritual

You would be one of those morning people with the capacity to be awake and aware, if it just wasn’t so darn taxing. Perhaps the cure for pre-dawn drag is a hearty breakfast and a hot cup of caffeine-laced energy.


Sande Taylor, MBA, VP – Sr. Financial Consultant for Charles Schwab offers financial advise for topics that should be on everyone’s mind.

Being Bond

If driving is that part of the day you most savor, you need something far removed from a mundane grocery-getter. May we present the Aston Martin Vanquish, a vehicle that generates ferocious levels of luxurious performance.

Glamorous Details

Accessories can make all the difference between an outfit that fades into the crowd and a look that rocks the party. Make a statement at your next soiree with these show-stopping essentials to add to your wardrobe.

Balance Boycott

How can you truly enjoy your work and family with no unnecessary pressure, worry or ovewhelm?

Mat Karma

Yoga mats are “it” these days, and they come in all colors, shapes, sizes and price ranges. But it’s not all about making a fashion statement at Kulae — for them it’s all about creating an eco revolution.

Sayonara, Halitosis

There’s nothing more embarrassing that living with bad breath, but fortunately, you don’t have to. Here are a few natural remedies that will kick halitosis to the curb.


Thanks to expiration dates, we all know when to toss the old milk, meat and produce. But what about our bedding? When should we wash it and when should we toss it? Here’s a quick guide to follow.

Oprah Says

When life seems overwhelming and out of focus, we can all count on Oprah for a dose of real talk and a reminder about why living in the now is the best gift you can give yourself.


Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a novice art lover, these expert tips will yield a collection that will make sure your investment is one that you’ll be proud of no matter what medium, genre or style you prefer.

Free Exchange

For years, Banco do Brasil S.A., the leading financial institution in Brazil, has been investing heavily in the arts and entertainment sectors of their commercial hubs. Now in Brickell, its subsidiary, Banco do Brasil Americas, is capitalizing on Miami’s art market and you’re invited to reap the rewards.

Warrior Poet

Julia Price’s combination of raw ability and Spartan discipline propelled her from the gymnasium to the springboard as part of UM’s competitive Dive Team, all while keeping a firm grip on her first love: music.

Artful Abode

Art Basel is all about artists, collectors, galleries, curators...and Armani/Casa Miami! This year they will be exhibiting a pair of new additions to their inspired showroom.

Toys Galore!

There’s perhaps no greater gift on Earth than to see a child smile when the spirit of the season yields gifts they never imagined possible. Amigos For Kids is on a mission to make sure as many kids as possible in the community get that experience.

Yoga Life

Everyone knows how amazing yoga is for flexibility and stress-control. But here are some incredible health benefits of this practice that most people might not be aware of.

Creative Mastermind

Oceana Key Biscayne and Oceana Bal Harbour allow Eduardo Costantini to create masterpieces that elevate the community and improve the world around us by exposing art in public places.


As the Audi Brand Specialist at The Collection, Luciano Ros develops relationships and sells dream cars to clients who come back to say “hello,” have an espresso and get new cars year after year.

Perfectly Pampered

Dazzle everyone you encounter during your night out on the town by indulging in these top-notch spa services that are sure to get you beautified and re-energized for whatever big event is on your calendar.

Emerging Greatness

Explore how key technologies and trends — Big Data, Mobility, Start Up, Cyber Security, Cloud & Social Business — drive innovation across industry sectors at eMerge Americas.

Decadent Dials

Diamonds are a girls (and guys!) best friend, and this holiday season if you’ve been nice (or maybe just a bit naughty) Santa might leave one of these glitzy timepieces in your stocking.

Executive Eats

Gyu-Kaku Brickell is best known for social dining; however, the Japanese BBQ restaurant recognizes that lunch has to be close, cost-effective and as any busy professional will tell you — quick.

Tote Strut

Once you have all the gym essentials you need in your closet, you’ll want something equally fashionable to carry it all in. These bags will get you through the season at your most fit and finest.

Label Mates

Wine labels are more than a brand name and a drawing of a Château. It’s an explanation of what’s going on in the bottle and protects consumers from making costly mistakes. Unfortunately, the code isn’t uniformly applied, but there are key words to look for that will help you make sense of it all.

Social Endeavors

Lets be honest, Facebook is not the cool social network it once was. It’s become a plethora of promotions, advertising and chain statuses. People have been searching for a new platform, and Ello might be it.

Diamond Décor

When trying to come up with just the right creative angle for your home and life, you can look at jewelry, art, furniture and fashion.

The 411

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


Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, you’re probably in need of a stiff drink to help you survive the cool weather, long lines and wishlists that are synonymous with holiday cheer. Make sure to add this tropical twist on a holiday favorite to the menu and you’ll be opening up all your presents with an extra-loud hurrah.

Artsy Intimidations

December in Miami is colored with a diverse palette of artistic happenings and events. From Art Basel to wearable art, the scene is filled with fun for all the senses. Navigate the scene effortlessly without making any of these missteps along the way.

Inner Necessities

Sad, happy, up, down — it doesn’t matter. Art will always be the BFF that helps usher you in to a totally new mindset. Because, let’s face it: Life’s a rollercoaster, and art is the perfect inspiration.

Sparkle Impact

Meet a few of South Florida’s most savvy jewelers and discover what it really means to invest in a piece that makes anyone who looks your way mouth “WOW” “WHOA” and “WAY TO GO” — because half the fun of wearing a jaw-dropping piece is watching jaws drop.

Charming Incognito

To become daring & bold with clothes is not an option, it is an inherent instinct that can be awakened in each and every one of us this season and beyond.

Fine ARTchitecture

Sculptural, geometric and voluminous silhouettes merge alongside the abstract elements of paintings, artist installations and special collections at PAMM.

The Art Of Collecting

What you can’t articulate, allow art to do for you — it’s never too late or too soon to start your very own art collection. To help you in that measure, we’ve gone to the experts: International & Miami-Based Artists, Dealers, Collectors, Interior Designers & Appraisers to better understand the purpose and process of art and art collecting.


SLS LUX Brickell elevates an international standard of living and draws in a clientele seeking the premium lifestyle the residential project has to offer.


Power Perspective

We scoured The Magic City to bring you Outstanding Latino Visionaries who look toward their heritage as inspiration, honoring their culture through a strong work ethic, deeply rooted family values and career achievements that are sure to inspire generations to come.

Shimmer & Shine

With the social season in full swing, Miami VIPs took their RSVPs to the next level with special occasions galore.