Issue - February 2015


We joined forces with Switchboard Of Miami’s Women’s Leadership Council to bring you some of South Florida’s most eligible bachelors. From CEOs and entrepreneurs to lawyers, bankers, realtors, national heroes and every profession in between, the one thing all these guys have in common is that they’re single and ready to mingle.

Bedroom Confidential

The bedroom is much more than just a place to lay our heads at night. Ideally, it’s a private space where we can truly express ourselves; an oasis to get away from it all…even if only for a while.

Innovative Ignitor

Amy Crismond leads Switchboard Of Miami’s efforts to greatness via community fundraising, donations and getting people involved in the organization’s mission.


Forget the e-vites and group texts, when it comes to personalizing invitations and stationery for a special occasion, no one does it better than Diana Serrano at Paperie Invitation Studio, where an RSVP is almost always guaranteed.

Super Pets

They say animals have an extra sense and can sniff out danger in just about any environment, and the pet heroes you’re about to meet give new meaning to furry, feathered and fearless.

Chef Tables

EatWith reinvents the dinner party by connecting chef-hosts with dinner party guests to enjoy a culinary feast at their personal table, anywhere in the world.

Serious Sedan

Cadillac has once again re-written automotive history. If your lifestyle demands a sedan, but you crave owning a car with a top speed that could cause your adrenaline to pump faster than ever, here’s the answer: The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V.

Cultural Combo

Trumpet Virtuoso Arturo Sandoval is recognized as one of the best living performers in the genres of classical and jazz, while Glass Sculptor Dale Chihuly creates dramatically illuminated installations — this month, both will align for one magical evening.


These Valentine’s Day rom-com classics are proof that Hollywood knows how to produce a happy ending much better than any of us could hope to yield in real life.

Girls United

The Girl Up campaign, created by the United Nations Foundation, mobilizes American girls to raise awareness and funds for adolescent girls in developing countries. Charles Schwab’s Sande Taylor found a few ways to leverage her time, talent & treasure to help their mission…and you can, too.

Multi-Layered Beauty

One of the newest modalities for skin rejuvenation is micro-needling, whereby fine needles are passed into the skin producing inflammation, which stimulates new collagen growth. The most advanced type of microneedling is the Infini machine.

Freedom Fighters

When singer Justin Taylor and one-man instrumental army Ryan Malina connected with Finnish producer Jaakko Manninen, they formed a musical militia hell-bent on conquering the creative soundspace.


Spending quality time together can do wonders for your relationship and your waistline. Here are some 30-min. activities to do that’ll have you burning more than just desire.


When entering the most important partnership of their lives, couples are increasingly turning to agreements with lifestyle clauses that provide general guidelines for behavior in the marriage, with potential penalties for breaking the agreements. Here are some clauses worth discussing — even if you don’t require your partner to sign on the dotted line.

Liquid Remedies

When it comes to good looks, Julia Onnie-Hay, Founder of Bless Botanicals that sets up shop at the Midtown Farmers’ Market every Saturday morning, has a bunch of great easy-fixin’ beauty recipes just about anybody can try at home. Here are a few.

Couture Cycling

South Florida is known for its amazing weather, and Floridians are all about the outdoors, so it’s no wonder so many consider the Gocycle G2 to be the bike that keeps you stylish and on the forefront of what’s cutting-edge as you pedal your way around town.

Spray & Pray

A personal tragedy in 2010 brought Marian Alonso out of her creative shell, and as a result she left her career and started an art empire she markets in an uncommon way through graffiti murals.

Inside Firelight

Enjoy the warmth and ambience of a blazing fire without the mess.

Battle of the Bundts

Unless you’re a personal friend of Willy Wonka, Dessert Wars is as close as you’re going to get to laying siege on The Chocolate Factory.

Watch Talk

About 50 years ago, a watch was all about telling time and Timex’s motto was: “Takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’.” Now they are an extension of your personality, real or imagined. Here are a few types of watch options and what they say about you.


We’ve all heard about 3D printing revolutionizing medicine, science, technology, art, design and even the culinary world.


Forget about exploring nature in the summer, wintertime is where all the fun is at in South Florida. With cooler temperatures and less mosquitos, take some time off this winter to explore everything our land has to offer…from alligators to wakeboarding, there’s something for everyone.

Academic Eats

Those who visit teaching hospitals receive innovative care, those who want to be on the cutting-edge of culinary technique and taste visit one of these teaching kitchens.


One person’s rubbish (the Brits even make trash sound fancy) is another’s treasure — how apropos! Are you in the market for savvy fashion finds but panting and worried over staying within a budget? Why of course, this is Miami, where looking the part is as important as being it. That’s where consignment haven The Recycled Closet comes in.

Oh, Jackie

Whether you find yourself in cooler temperatures or the warmth of The Sunshine State, this winter fashion pays homage to the classic & chic flair of Jackie O, with a spotlight on her signature flowing shin-length skirts.

Peace Out

Set yourself free by following this step-by-step guide to creating a solid foundation for inner peace and happiness in just 7 days — for $100 or less.

Flower Guru

Ever wonder how that special rose lands in the hand of your lucky lady on Valentine’s Day? We got the scoop on the buds and blossoms from Global Floral Resources, Inc.’s East Coast Flower Inspector Israel B. Osoria, Sr., otherwise known as the #FlowerGuru.

When Money Is No Object

This page normally focuses on the practical aspects of building wealth. This month, we’re flipping the script and taking a peek at some ostentatious spending. In particular, the wild budgets of the rich & famous.

I Know What Love Is…

It’s hard work, that’s what it is! People have made millions on the subject and many have tried to explain the differences between men and women in person, online, in print and via any and every medium known to mankind, but not one expert or regular Joe or Jane on this planet has all the answers.


Valentine’s Day is traditionally filled with offerings of flowers, chocolates and champagne. And Aston Martin wants you to put your bubbly to good use in their Limited Edition One-77 Bottle Cooler.

The 411

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

Palate Pleasers

Americans are turning their backs on the sweet ‘n’ sour Baby Boomer generation that injected every morsel we ingested with fructose corn syrup and sodium. Our bodies are demanding healthier foods and our appetites are increasingly embracing the taste of fermented fare.

Lady Luck

A few years ago, Stephanie Phillips left The Buckeye State for The Sunshine State, but unlike LeBron, she never looked back.

Oh Schnap!

Learn the difference between the diverse varieties of Schaps and how you can use this buzz-inducing ingredient to take your next drink to a whole new level, no matter where you’re entertaining.

Shhh …Between The Sheets

When it comes to romantic relationships, there are so many rights and wrongs that it’s tough to keep track of what’s working and what’s not. We try to break down a few things that can make or break a good relationship when it comes to love, sex and communication.

Yacht Speed Ahead

The demand for yachts in Miami is so huge it requires separate, yet complementary, boat shows: The Miami International Boat Show and The Yacht & Brokerage Show. Whether you prefer to commission a custom vessel or are seeking a deal on a used boat, you’re search starts here.

Love Amor Amore Amour

When it comes to showing your honey love, there are many complicated languages and dialects to learn before your dear can hear you loud and clear. Don’t let language be a barrier to communicating love in your relationship. Instead, turn to the wisdom of Dr. Gary Chapman and The Five Love Languages and watch your relationship flourish with emotion, gratitude and appreciation.


It’s time to unearth the most unique love affair you will ever experience in this life or the next — and finding the keys to a re-energized, happier heart is easier than you might think.

Essential Luxe

Stay bold this time of the season with these enticing & luxurious gems ready to make an impact wherever your social itinerary takes you.


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.

Close Up

Miami’s see and be seen social pages