Issue – February 2016

Mystery, Mint Tea & Marrakech

A passage into Africa leads to the Northern City of Marrakech — witnessing the buttery sun biding adieu to the day, with the faint silhouette of camels on the horizon, the smell of cedar and sweet mint tea, the anticipation of adventure begins the second one utters the name: Morocco.

Yacht Magic: An insider’s guide to getting the most out of the Miami International...

Since not everyone has the same taste in boats, Miami has not one but two boat shows taking place the same weekend. If you’re being picky, you could say it actually has three shows, each at a separate location. From trailerable runabouts to magnificent superyachts, plus a flotilla of sailboats, this weekend truly has something for everyone. To make it even better, these shows also feature stunning collections of food, clothing, accessories, art, music and endless photo opps for the entire family.

Open Seas

The Open layout is a favorite of yachtsmen everywhere due to its functionality. This selection, which is coming to Miami this February during the Miami International Boat Show, has something for everyone.

Matchmaking Diaries

Has online dating turned sour? All those perfect match apps have you jaded? Want to find true love without feeling like your throwing darts in a dark room? Investing in a professional matchmaker might be your answer to finding your better half in half the time.


Brickell Magazine and Singles For Switchboard’s Bachelor Auction is celebrating its 5th Anniversary in style with a chic, gala-inspired soiree and live auction. Bid on some of Miami’s most eligible bachelors for your chance at a dream date. Who knows? You might just find true love!

Love Maker

The recipe for love lies is your heart’s true desire, and Gladys Diaz of Hearts Desire is empowering women all over the city with the skills to experience the joy of loving and being loved.

Eternal Elixir

A potent moisturizing holistic beauty product that nourishes the skin, leaving it supple and baby soft, Butter Elixir has developed a cult following in the yogi and fashion worlds.

Bright Outlook

Being the person you’ve always dreamed of being may not be as hard as you may have originally thought. Learning how to find your own personal excellence by being innately aware that the power to change is in your control.

Outdoor Wizard

For the city slicker looking to conquer the great outdoors and survive to tell about it, here’s a quick list of a few things that will help you get by on your next big adventure and get back home in one piece.

Selfie Esteem

We’ve become a society of selfie addicts — we can’t help ourselves. Is it narcissism? Is it a way of putting our best foot forward and connecting with others? Whatever it might be, check out these tips on how to make your selfie downright selfie-sational.

Opera Kids

Young Patronesses Of The Opera, or YPO, is one of the oldest arts organizations in South Florida, celebrating 60 years of bringing opera to elementary school children of all walks of life.

Alt Dating

You don’t need to break the bank to woo someone on your first date. There are fun and creative ways to save money while having the time of your lives. Here are some awesome alternatives that can take any date to the next level.

Smile Power

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” That’s a quote from Thich Nhat Hanh.

Pet-Sitter Diaries

Taking care of furry cuties seems like the easiest job in the world, or so you’d think. The professional sitters who care for the four-pawed amongst us have more than their fair share of wild tales to tell.

Speaking Up

Lend your voice to Voices For Children Foundation and help ensure that every abused, abandoned and neglected child in Miami-Dade County has an advocate representing their best interests.

Life Audit

To effectively attract what you’re after in life, the first step is to discern more tactfully how you can allocate your attention and resources in a smarter way. Once that’s done, everything else will fall into place.

Yoga Go

Travel can be taxing on the body and soul, but now you can find a moment of balance and tranquility in some of our nation’s airports.

Realtor Confessions

There’s a lot more going on in the real estate world in between listings and closings than we realize. We got a source to spill and have changed the names to protect the innocent and the guilty.

Lapel Appeal

A new concept in upscale menswear is causing a fashion uproar, and Sebastian Garcia, Owner of Sartori Amici at The Falls, as well as founding owner of My Grooms Room, is at the forefront.

learning Excellence

A great education celebrates each child, embraces the support of family, delivers outstanding programs and fosters meaningful relationships between students and teachers.

Up for The Challenge

Porsche’s GT2 earned an unfortunate nickname for the propensity of its drivers to put the pedal to the metal. Dodge’s new Hellcat Challenger is even more adrenaline-packed, costs a lot less and is just as much fun.

Sleep Chic

Turn any home, condo or apartment into an instant penthouse with the sleek, sophisticated, aptly named Penthouse Platform Bed from the Liv: Style On The Edge Collection at El Dorado Furniture.

Outstanding Selection

Watches reveal our personality, but you need more than one. For example, the Rolex President worn in the office doesn’t represent your weekend persona. Yachtsmen might choose a Rolex Submariner while sportscar types strap on a Rolex Daytona.

She Said “Yes!”

Ever since I met my wife when we crossed paths at a fancy gala, I knew I was in trouble. When she told me her name, and I realized it means “Little Star” in Spanish, my jaw dropped. I love little stars, and I’ve always been obsessed with celestial bodies — I immediately realized she was out of this world.

Portable Man Cave

Whether you’re a bonafide bachelor, a global playboy or a happily married man, no guy will be able to avoid getting giddy when they lay their eyes on this fine piece of dapper Italian ingenuity.

The 411

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

Mind Your Manners

Nobody wants to take on the role of Etiquette Police at the table — but just because no one’s saying anything when a fine dining faux pas makes polite stomachs turn, doesn’t mean that everyone isn’t wishing someone had taught the perpetrator some manners.

Cupid’s Choice

Procrastination and Valentine’s Day are definitely not a match made in heaven. We’ve gathered a collection of out-of-this-world gift ideas that will make her swoon…and possibly faint from sheer disbelief. Just make sure you don’t spend it all in one place.

Private Moments

Ready to redecorate your bedroom? Want liven things up a bit? Look no further. We’ve got the products and design inspiration for your most private and personal space right here.

Paradise With A View

From any vantage point, for any family, this Grand Bay condo is the perfect place to call home while living in the heart of the serene island paradise that is Key Biscayne.

Driving Ambition

Brickell Motors is a hometown success story, and President & CEO Mario Murgado is at the heart of it all. In 2001, he acquired the struggling Brickell Motors and proceeded to use his experience, knowledge and ability gained from 19 years with Braman Imports, to turn things around and make the dealership group a winner.

Away from Harbor

Clothes that assert the exhilarating leisure of traveling and living by way of enticing contemporary details.

Uptown Downtown

Comfort is timeless and sartorial and yields essential menswear codes that will allow you to thrive for the right time and occasion.

Happy Surprise

Blume Nightclub celebrated the birthday of pop singing sensation Leslie Grace during an intimate special event for the vocalist.

Stylish Bash

To celebrate the New Year, El Tucán presented the rhythm of Cuba by hosting a historic performance by the world’s most famous cabaret, El Tropicana De Cuba.

Inspired Giving

YoungArts celebrated its 35th Anniversary with the organization’s Backyard Ball performance and gala. The elegant event welcomed more than 700 guests to support contributions to the artistic development of young artists.

Fashion Forward

Creatures Of The Wind made its South Florida debut with a collection of extraordinary events over 3 days that featured a luncheon and private fashion presentation at Neiman Marcus Merrick Park, an intimate dinner at 1 Hotel South Beach, and an afternoon cocktail soiree and trunk show at The Webster Bal Harbour.

Creative Musings

Miami’s art community gathered at PAMM for a special evening to celebrate the release of Carlos Betancourt’s Imperfect Utopia.

Model Residences

Turnberry Ocean Club Residences hosted a private event to unveil the newly designed model residences at their sales gallery.

Speak Up

Voices For Children hosted its annual premier fundraising Be A Voice, Create A Legacy Gala, presented by Harry Winston at Mandarin Oriental.


Shimmer & Shine

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

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.