Issue – February 2013


We teamed up with Switchboard of Miami’s Women’s Leadership Council to auction off some of South Florida’s most eligible bachelors on Feb. 12th at Conrad Miami. These guys run the gamut from CEOs and entrepreneurs to lawyers, bankers, realtors, national heroes and every profession in between. Although their stories, style, tastes and experiences are varied, the one thing they all have in common is that they’re single and ready to mingle. Flip the page to meet a few guys you should have on your radar whether you’re looking for love or some new successful contacts in the city.


Switchboard of Miami is the gateway to every available social service in Miami-Dade County and beyond, ready to connect those in need with community resources, providing counseling and empowering individuals 24/7.


Giovanni J. Cansino is a popular bartender at one of the area’s newest hotspots who believes a drink says a lot about the person ordering it — and even more about the bartender serving it up.


When it comes to complementing your better half, look no further than these styles meant to spark a little romance while taking your wardrobe to new heights this season and beyond.

Red Haute

Turn it up a notch this month with these fiery must-haves sure to add an extra little spark to just about any room in your home.

Paradise Life

If you’re looking for the perfect place to call home, this Mediterranean estate on Key Biscayne’s coveted Hurricane Harbor is sure to have everything you’re looking for — and then some.

Dating Whoa!

Courting, Dating, Romance — what do guys complain about? What do gals have to say? We cover the gamut from first date to true love with some tips from the experts.

Romance Gurus

Chana & Michael Rosenfeld found true love with one another — but rather than sit back and enjoy it, they’re determined to share their secrets to success with the world thanks to a new academy they’ve launched in town.

Artistic Networking

Get an inside look at Miami’s cutting-edge art scene and connect with other young professional art lovers through MAM Contemporaries.

Hit Maker

Freddie Colloca has won serious acclaim for his catchy tunes, but it’s the unyielding passion he has for his audiences that keeps him coming back.

Perfectly Naughty

Kiss Me Deadly proves that pinup glamour is back with a vengeance, and you’re gonna love the results.

Wildly Bejeweled

This pair of luxury timepieces take “jewel-encrusted” to a whole new level, with stunningly augmented dials in crystal and diamonds.

Regular Joe

Is it really possible to have too much of a good thing? Well, find out by signing-up for Wrecking Ball’s Coffee Subscription service.

Gluten Glee

Even those without full-blown allergies have been singing the praises of gluten-free diets, but is this protein really a public enemy, or an unsung diet hero? We’ve explored the pros and cons. Read on to find out what we learned.

Beautiful Experience

Christian Varas offers a full gamut of beauty consulting and services at House Of Glam, and in the most personalized way imaginable: one-on-one.

Race Prep

Want to be as prepared as possible before you hear ready…set…go!? Here are some tips from Cristina Abuhazi of specialty running store 11 Runners.

Robot Helpers

Like Rosie: The Housekeeping Robot from The Jetsons, these high-tech helpers are a space-age way to save yourself time and effort. Yes, brace yourself, the future has arrived.

Yummy Arrival

There’s a new kid on the Brickell block, and we’re happy to see it. European chain Vapiano has just launched their latest restaurant right here in our own neighborhood.

Beautiful Isolation

Get away from it all and find everything you could have dreamed of in a romantic destination at Belize’s Blancaneaux Lodge.

Animal Affections

Who doesn’t have a soft spot for helpless furry creatures? We’ve even got some sympathies to share with the scaly variety of critters in need of help. That’s why we’re giving the thumbs-up to these animal-loving charities.

Sustained Life

Planet Green Group’s Greenergy Townhomes in Dunedin, FL, are taking eco-friendly living to a whole new level.

Earthly Romance

Popping the question to that special someone this month? Ask in a way that treats the planet right with a sustainable ring from MiaDonna.

Driven Success

Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables just celebrated a big anniversary: 55 years as a dealer of the luxury automotive line that brought German car engineering to the U.S.

Naturally Professional

Give stuffy leather the pass for Solewood’s modern, innovative bamboo and ebony office gear. It’s sure to get you the attention you deserve as the deals just keep rolling in.

Rainbow Connection

Redecorating your home? Choosing the right colors isn’t just a matter of taste: Different hues have profound impacts on our mood, stress level and mental state. Match your intent for the room with the right shade by following the tips below.

Canine Retreat

If dog kennels were hotels, then D.O.G. Miami would be The Ritz-Carlton…but not priced like the Ritz.


Whether you’re in a relationship or not, it’s inevitable that you’ll find yourself on a “date” at some point in the near future — with your spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, best friend or a complete stranger.

Royal Splendor

Make her feel like a queen during the month of romance with these one-of-a-kind pieces from Mikimoto’s Regalia Collection.

The 411

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

Flavors of Love

When it comes to aphrodisiacs, not all foods pass the test. Herewith: A quick guide to some time-tested favorites and the reason why they yield the desired results with every bite no matter how — or where — you choose to devour them.

Martini, Please

Next time you shimmy up to a bar, think about ordering a true martini to mix things up a bit — just make sure it’s done right.


If a short trip is in the cards this month, you may want to grab a special someone and head over to fall in love in — and with — one of the most romantic cities in the U.S.: St. Augustine.

H2O Surge

From cosmopolitan pocket yachts to nimble sporty day cruisers, there’s something for every taste in these innovative 26’-40’ nautical-bound models…so leave the excuses at home and make sure you ride one of these out on the water for some sun and fun.

Wow Workspace

Pipeline Brickell hosted a mix of Miami’s business suits, talented entrepreneurs and educational leaders for cocktails and conversations at the opening party of its new, high-design shared workspace in Brickell.

Vibrant Venue

Just a few months after its official opening, Vapiano is already buzzing with local socialites and movers-and-shakers looking to have a great time in the heart of the city.

Something’s Cookin’

An interactive cooking dinner with world-renowned Master Chef Gerd Richter complete with wine and a 5-star meal was recently hosted by Sabadell Bank & Trust at Grove Isle as a thank-you to their customers.

Trolley Tour

VIPs hopped on for an interactive Brickell Trolley Tour that offered onsite visits of various real estate properties and new developments in the Brickell area.

Taste Makers

Whether you drop in for happy hour, brunch, lunch or a romantic evening out, Toscana Divino in Mary Brickell Village won’t disappoint.

Exciting Experiences

Bellydancing, authentic Greek fare and a guaranteed good time ensure that Taverna Opa will keep the excitement alive for years to come.

Creative Gathering

Miami Science Museum’s young professionals’ group, The Young Patrons, recently held their 2013 BIG BANG kick-off mixer at Miami Science Museum.


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.