Issue – March/April 2012


The world-class Biscayne Blvd. landmark, Vizcayne, is set to become the heart of the new Miami waterfront right across from parks, nightlife, yacht clubs and everything else The Magic City has to offer.

Chef’s Special

Hungry? The chefs we’ve gathered on the following pages will make your tastebuds dance and your senses rejoice — no matter in which part of town you find yourself dining.

The Queen of Culinary

Meet Susan Brustman, one of the most influencial culinary experts in South Florida you might have never heard of, but should have. From Hard Rock Café to Miami Spice and Food Network South Beach Food & Wine Festival, she’s done it all — and we’ve all had a taste.


Meet the people who are shaping the future of business with every handshake, transaction and bottom line. The passion, attitude, outlook and savvy they all share has yielded an ingrained need to succeed no matter what the consequences. These inspirational visionaries are some of the top leaders of today and tomorrow who will inspire, motivate and in many cases complement the very goals that keep you going. After all, business is all about who you know, isn’t it?

Get cooking

If it’s time to take your kitchen to the next level, check out these kitchen essentials ready to add some style to your home — and plenty of reasons to start cooking up a storm.


We bring you a foodie-to-foodie guide for discovering and indulging in The Magic City’s best eats (and sips) — morning, noon and night.

Going Primitive

Chef Gaston Javier Sanchez thinks the secret to good health lies in humanity’s past — and his culinary philosophy ensures that we abide by the optimum diets of our ancient ancestors.

Bold Choice

When it comes to jewelry, leave subtle to your grandmother and opt for something bold this spring.

Rustic Accessory

Carrying a briefcase can leave you feeling stuffy, but the alternatives can be something less than professional.

Sustainable Retreat

There’s nothing like relaxing in a hammock on a perfect spring afternoon, and what better choice for finding the right one than through Yellow Leaf?

Fine Vintage

Grapes aren’t just fabulous when fermented and turned into tasty wine. As it turns out, their vines also pack a hefty anti-oxidant punch.

Star Players

Looking for the right place to sell or list your condo? Check out star performers RelatedISG. The up-and-coming company recently opened two new real estate offices in South Beach and a 4th at 500 Brickell.

Color Splash

Who says classy furniture can’t be colorful? This Johansson Dresser from Khouri Guzman Bunce Limited innovatively combines luxurious walnut burl with a thin, lacquered aluminum surface, available in a wide array of gorgeous hues.

Cheap Thrill

Unleash your inner Spielberg with the Action Movie FX app for iPhone. It’s gloriously simple: Record a brief video, then add in one of any number of action-packed special effects — from a tornado touchdown to a missile strike.

Easy Rider

Who says you can’t take it with you? With the SylvanSport Go Camper Trailer, you’ll easily and conveniently be able to transport a wide array of outdoor adventure toys, from bikes to kayaks and ATVs.

Therapist Artists

Marilyn & David Valiente, a husband-and-wife duo of psychotherapists, have been working together to make a difference in the lives of others for decades. In addition to therapy, they love to share their art with the world, which they use as their own form of “therapy” and creative outlet.

Clothes Saver

Nothing ruins that designer dress like a moth hole, but who wants to smell eye-watering camphor every time they open their closet?

Taste Spot

Looking for a hot new spot for that after-work cocktail? Check out CRAVE in Coral Gables, the latest home for this nationally renowned restaurant concept.

Premium Ride

Looking for high performance grounded in precision, quality and reliability? Head over to Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables and take a drive in the just-released C63 AMG Black Series Coupe.

Heirloom Quality

When you leave this world, we’re fairly certain your grandchildren with squabble over who gets to inherit your Capeland Flyback Chronograph from Baume & Mercier.

Getting Ahead

As longtime advocates of higher education in Downtown Miami, we’re thrilled with the community’s enthusiastic reception of FIU’s new campus at 1101 Brickell.

Wine & Dine

When it comes to dining in South Florida, we can all agree on one thing: The hardest part is always deciding on where to go.

Well Aged

Restocking that executive bar? Skip the single malt and opt instead for DeLeón’s 51 Extra Anjeo Tequila.

The 411

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

Cocktail Resurrection

Listen up: Nostalgic, time-tested cocktails are making a steady comeback in our own backyard and beyond.

Fusion Conclusion

Whether or not you’ve taken advantage of the Asian Fusion craze in town, you should make it a point to keep the historic roots of this culinary genre on your radar no matter where your gastronomic adventures take you.

Speed Matters

Take these luxury sports cars for a spin and find out why once you get into one of these babies, you’ll never want to reach your final destination.

Feeling Whole

Leave your worries at the door and immerse yourself in a world of utter peace and serenity at Caruna Spa & Wellness Center, a refuge of calmness and relaxation that promotes beauty from the inside out.

City Rising

Artefacto and Bellini joined forces to indulge VIPs and movers-and-shakers in a preview of the newest pre-construction development in Aventura.

Block Party

The Lucky Clover Irish Pub celebrated its grand opening with a rollicking block party that closed SW 11th St. between SW 1st. Ave. and S. Miami Ave. for hundreds of revelers who turned out in force to see live musical performances from The Legendary JC’s & Spam Allstars.

Health Speak

FIU recently hosted the first Health Care Quality Institute with speakers offering cutting-edge information to more than 100 of South Florida’s medical professionals.

Wine & Dine

More than 120 members of Miami’s legal community participated in the United Way Miami’s Wine & Food Festival’s Legal Mingle Wine Tasting at Brickell’s Oceanaire Seafood Room.

Powerful Partnership

Guests gathered to celebrate ONE Sotheby’s International Realty’s recent partnership with world-renowned art collector and supporter Ella Fontanals-Cisneros to launch a collaborative fundraising program called ONE CIFO Project.

New Space

Recently, Richard Lydecker & Manny Diaz, Senior Partners of Lydecker Diaz, hosted a cocktail reception in celebration of their new office located at 1221 Brickell Ave.

Next Level

Lydecker Diaz and Kaufman Rossin & Co. hosted an event for the Florida International Bankers Association’s Young Professionals Committee featuring 2012 resolutions for working professionals.


Perfect weather and enthusiastic golfers and croquet players combined to make The Unicorn Children’s Foundation’s 3rd Annual Golf & Games Tournament at La Gorce Country Club a success.

Elegant Celebration

Recently, Florida Grand Opera opened 2 back-to-back productions — the South Florida premiere of La Rondine and a critically-acclaimed production of Rigoletto. In true company tradition, high level donors were invited to attend the “After Opera Party” following each successful opening night performance to celebrate and mingle with the casts.

Amazing Rendezvous

Hundreds of South Florida’s real estate elite gathered at BrickellHouse for a spectacular party under the stars hosted by Newgard Development Group and Cervera Real Estate. Guests enjoyed an evening of live music by Miami’s own DJ Le Spam of Spam Allstars, as well as delicious cocktails and gourmet cuisine from some of Miami’s finest food trucks.


Aqua Harmonia

Inspired by visionary artist Antuan Rodriguez’s Water Codes collection, this editorial invites you to immerse yourself in a world where the human body forms a profound connection with our most precious element. Through this fusion, we celebrate the essence of life itself.

Art Wow

From watercolors and sketches to out-of-this-world sculptures and societal statements, the South Florida artists we’ve gathered can be found in the collections of some of the world’s most discerning art aficionados.