Issue - December 2017

The 411

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

Premier Prosecco

A satisfyingly light concoction inspired by our city’s recreational vibe, enjoy this chicly crafted cocktail in any of our many scenic locales.

Salon Special

Rik Rak Salon occupies a unique market niche that combines beauty and fashion under one roof. When leading hairstylist Rik met boutique owner Raquel, they decided to combine their respective businesses into one concept: Rik Rak

Magnificent Jewels

Brilliance Jewels is known for going to any length to find the most one-of-a-kind pieces on Earth, traveling the world multiple times a year to find beautiful, hidden treasures. When a client steps into one of their stores, they are met with a strong sense of luxury and exclusivity, and of course, a breathtaking selection of jewelry.

Exceptional Accessories

With fixtures and lighting seamlessly balanced on the cutting-edge of both pragmatism and comfort, Farrey’s Lighting + Bath contains everything anyone could want to make their house a home.

Artistic Adventures

Able experts at navigating one of the world's most creative of carouses, we’ve corralled some choice tips for curating a delightful and hassle-free experience during this year’s Art Week.

Castle in the Sky

This luxurious condo on the 42nd floor of the gorgeous Santa Maria on Brickell features breathtaking, unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay, the Atlantic and Miami’s ever-evolving skyline.

Muralist Mashup

It’s an artform inextricably linked with democratic values, the plazas of South American cultural construct and a whole-hearted embrace of color and light. So it’s only natural it would find a home in this, the most magical of cities. Meet a curated bunch of ace artists unafraid to tackle the challenges, joys and intrigues of the modern Miami mural — no matter what their medium of choice.

Dreamlike State Of Mind

Inspired by fashion icon Diana Vreeland, we pay homage to all the creative girl-bosses out there who strive for eternal success beyond the suit.

Art on Art

Stepping inside one of the most celebrated private collections in Miami, we welcome the Art Basel season with show-stopping looks for the season.

Artsy Accessories

While Art Week may only arrive once a year, the mark it leaves on our shores is wide. Below are some top-notch artsy accessories to help give your home that artsy feel year round.

Beachside Treasure

The masterpiece 240-unit luxury condominium, Oceana Bal Harbour from developer and art mogul Eduardo Costantini is expected to break records in South Florida with a $1.3 billion sell out. It’s already revered as one of the most successful real estate developments in Miami.

Branding Impact

Equal parts financial analyst and tactical trend-watcher, Chris Ferriter and the team at SoBe Promos are putting a sizzling spin on the idea of Miami-based business.

Dinner Date

With Art Basel upon us, we asked some native Miamians one question: If you could have a private dinner with any artist, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Magic Moments

Competently capturing the lackadaisical livelihood of an almost extinct segment of South Beach, HistoryMiami’s South Beach: 1974-1990 brings 5 photographers’ experiences to life.

Revitalized You

Regenerative Platelet Rich Plasma & Stem Cell injections can regrow ligaments, tendons, muscles and joints. These minimally invasive injections can improve performance, facilitate recovery, provide stability and even possibly prevent surgery.

Savory Spectacle

Awesome in the most literal sense of the word, Kaori by Walter Martino is one fashionably fusioned eatery that everyone should experience over and over again.

Tour De Force

Paint the town red, white, green, yellow — whatever color you prefer — and take art off the walls and into the streets in honor of Art Week and beyond.

Trending Again

While the home should reflect its owner no matter what the latest come-and-go trends are, we’re all aware of when our abode is not the latest and greatest. But we may be trendier than we realize.

Breathtaking Glamour

Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Jewelry Designer Irene Zingg was greatly influenced by the beauty of her surroundings and the tastes of her father who was a successful entrepreneur and fine jewelry collector.

Blazers of Glory

Every female executive’s best friend, this classically masculine look has been drawing long stares from fashionistas around the world this season.

A Whole Latke Love

Potato. Pancake. Broken down word-by-word, is it any doubt that the sum of these sumptuous words would equal a food that’s comforting beyond calculation? James Beard-Award Winning Cookbook Author Joan Nathan joins us to talk about faith, family and fried latkes.

Vintage Pours

Long recognizable parked behind the stick of a number of notable, nay, notorious Miami hotspots, if you haven’t met JC Sanhueza of RedBar Brickell, Lutum and El Grito, you haven’t been drinking enough.

A Toast For The Ages

Time. It’s a concept that’s precise explication has eluded mystics, philosophers and physicists for millennia untold. See what sage wisdom a French cellarmaster can offer on this most elusive of elemental forces.

True Calling

Over the years, Freddy’s has earned a well-deserved reputation as the place “Where South Florida Gets Engaged” for its large selection of GIA Certified diamonds. Eric Steinlauf is bringing young blood to this well-respected Miami institution.

Art Mood

Whenever my wife and I have company over, the immediate reaction is almost always the same: “Wow! There’s art everywhere!”

Museum Worthy

Why settle for one piece of art on the wall when you can have an ever-changing gallery’s worth?

Venerable Creation

The archetype of the modern watch, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 is the perfect example of a truly timeless timepiece thanks to functions and aesthetics that never go out of style.

Fashion Follicles

Ever eager to provide the latest and greatest for his clients, Hair By Hisham’s founder wows Miami with H-Pro Extensions.

Courage In Curation

The Institute of Contemporary Art cements the Miami Design District’s reputation as an unparalleled aesthetics hub.

Precious Perros

This holiday season, why not give the gift that keeps on giving? Consider adopting one of these perfect pups from a local rescue.

Postcard Perfect

We live in paradise, but did you know the color of blue in the Atlantic far differs from the powder-blue of the Indian Ocean, or the impressive cobalt of the Pacific. Herewith: A roundup of the best beaches I experienced in 2017.

Deluxe Design

The innovative Miami Design District is home to some of the city’s best fashion, design, art, architecture and dining options. Hyde Midtown Suites & Residences will put residents and guests in the center of it all.

Enchanted Evening

It’s not enough to have a city chock-full of citizens eager to contribute to the latest charitable endeavor. You need have a gala glorious enough to filter all that philanthropic energy! Meet the “Three Amigos”, the men behind one of Miami’s most successful charitable gatherings

Ace Accessories

Great news for fashion fans everywhere: That indisputable Gables go-to for hot clothing options, Neiman Marcus, has just premiered a new area devoted to the hottest handbags

No Reservations

From resort to sizzling beach club, there’s nothing “less than” about this fantastically flawless portion of the Lesser Antilles. Find out why anyone who’s anyone is making Papagayo Beach in Curaçao their top destination for recreation

Dream Home

Sabal Development, the developer behind Veridian Grove, hosted a private event to unveil its new $8.2 million spec home in Miami’s charming Belle Meade neighborhood.

Wishes Come True

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and InterContinental Miami celebrated the 23rd Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball, hosting more than 900 guests at the modern cultured-themed gala

Celebration Of Survival

The American Heart & American Stroke Association held its first annual South Florida Celebration of Survival Fashion Show at Gallery of Amazing Things.

Helping Hands

United Way of Miami-Dade, Young Leaders & LINC teamed up to host a “Happy Hour For A Cause” at Cantina La Veinte with proceeds supporting Operation Helping Hands


Best Friends

The joy of rescuing offers not only second chances but the ability to save lives and build bonds, transforming both human and canine destinies forever. Each rescue story echoes compassion and hope through wagging tails, grateful hearts and pure love.

The Go Getters 2024

Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, Miami Herbert Business School offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and grow. The graduates are thought-leaders who transform business, scholarship and lives. To celebrate them, We partnered with the school to present our annual “Go-Getters” feature, honoring current students and recent grads, their successes, hopes and dreams.