Issue – March 2014

Refined Encounters

These fashionable looks for him and her are as diverse as the menu options at your favorite restaurant — just make sure your martini matches your outfit.

Culinary Pursuits

When it comes to passion in the kitchen, the chefs you’re about to meet have what it takes to not only satiate appetites but to make diners think outside the plate and get inspired with every bite.

Kitchen Influx

For most of us, the kitchen serves as the heart of our homes, a place where magic meals are born. Consider investing in these eye-catching must-haves to take your culinary prowess up a notch.


When he founded Churromania, Ariel Acosta-Rubio never imagined how quickly his tasty concept would evolve into one of the largest Hispanic-owned franchises in the world.

Tasty Timing

These culinary-inspired watches will have you running to the nearest kitchen to show off your new time-teller in between veggie chops and pan sears.

Affordable Luxury

Miami is a major city, complete with congested highways, which explains all the compact cars on the road. But before you settle for a rental-car-econo-box sedan, behold the brilliant Mercedes-Benz CLA.

Natural Resource

It’s just water, right? These products showcase liquid resources that pack a powerful healing and nurturing punch, even when taken straight from the source — whether that’s a historic village spring in France or the sunless depths of the sea.

Natural Sway

With winter officially over, it’s time to renew your wardrobe with lighter Spring essentials. Here are the Top 10 trends to consider for your closet from Spring Fashion Week.

Soul Search

Change your outlook on life and connect with yourself like never before by honing in on your relationship with nature at The Sense Adventure at Hacienda Tres Rios Resort in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

Unified Community

Those hoping to find the perfect way to give back should look no further than PhilanthroFest, an annual event filled with plenty of opportunities to get involved.

The Art Of Sushi

At Ikura Sushi Lounge in Coral Gables, the love of sushi has been elevated to a culinary art thanks to a slew of creative dishes and sushi rolls on the menu that are as stunningly beautiful as they are delicious.

Eating Trends

This year, give up dieting for good and simply eat clean. Clean eating is more vegetables, less meat, less sodium, watching alcohol intake, limiting processed foods and choosing whole grains.

Groovy Touch

Your body is your temple, so give it the celebration it deserves. Unwind with Latin-inspired music that envelops Miami’s festive culture at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach’s Rhythm Massage.

Chef Surprise

Having a private chef is one of life’s greatest luxuries, and for residents of the soon-to-be completed Grove At Grand Bay, one comes with the keys.

Winning Apps

When Ferris Bueller said, “Life moves pretty fast — if you don’t stop and look around, you could miss it,” he wasn’t talking about your finances, but the same holds true. Monitoring your finances on a regular basis will help keep you on track with your goals, and these apps are here to help.

Tasty Delivery

The traffic is terrible. Parking is a nightmare. And who loves fighting those lines and crowds? With these easy options to get groceries brought straight to your door, why go out?

Ideal Living

1010 Brickell is a symbol of Miami’s rebounding real estate market with 100% of the 300 units currently released by the developer already reserved.

Green Eats

Going green can start at home, especially with all the fresh farm-to-table options conveniently available in South Florida. Here are a few places you should check out if eating better is in your plans.

Sweet Suites

Located on the 3rd Floor of Infinity At Brickell, Seven Met Suites has changed the concept of the average shared workplace model, taking it to a whole new level that fits the bill no matter how big or small your professional needs are.

Chew Thoughts

I’m not really a dessert guy, but I’ve been know to take a taste or two if a sweet creation is plopped down in front of me.

The Ultimate Kitchen

Want to cook like the pros? Well, you need the right equipment.

The 411

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

Culinary Impact

Take a look at a few trends everyone seems to be talking about lately. Some should probably stick around, some have reached their expiration date. Whatever your opinion on the following, read on with an open mind, and preferably a big appetite.

Historically Drinking

These famous watering holes at the tip of The Sunshine State are sure to get you talking about the past, present and future over your drink of choice.

Breaking Batch

For Tony Pflum of Batch Gastropub in Brickell, inspiring his patrons to step outside their comfort zone is just a drink — or two — away.

Wonder Diets

Want to eat what you want while keeping the pounds at bay? It’s not as difficult as your always-grumbling belly and expanding waistline might lead you to believe.

The OTHER Wine Country

If you haven’t visited Oregon lately, you might want to consider a stop at one — or all — of The Beaver State’s world-class vineyards for a few sips of wine (and the tasty bites that accompany them) which are sure to keep you coming back over and over again.

Soaring Sophistication

Glamorous and sophisticated, designed with genius and elevated with elite amenities, meet Miami’s newest center of luxurious living: Brickell Heights.

The Power of Aphrodisiacs

The most important and impactful sexual organ a human being has is the brain. From there cometh the spark of desire that ignites everything that follows. It’s the programming center for our sex drive and reproductive behavior. But there are other agents said to aid and multiply that organ’s affect when implemented accordingly: Aphrodisiacs.

Plates & Pours 2014

We scoured the neighborhood to bring you some of the most delicious, delectable and downright buzz-worthy dishes, desserts and drinks in The Magic City.

Prime Abode

This residence at Jade Brickell is the epitome of urban living and offers views, amenities and luxurious touches for just about any taste.

Tasty Oasis

Ever since Seasalt And Pepper opened the doors of its highly anticipated premier location on the bank of the Miami River, foodies and connoisseurs alike has been flocking to try its inspired fare and take in the views and ambiance.

Impressive Showcase

Edward Beiner Purveyor of Fine Eyewear hosted a trunk show to introduced the new Spring 2014 Collection of Oliver Peoples.

Live & Love

Opulence International Realty hosted a “Love Where You Live” soiree at the company’s recently launched Miami headquarters at Paramount Bay, complete with serene bay views, cool weather and smooth saxophone sounds.

Super Opening

The Related Group and Karim Rashid celebrated the opening of MyBrickell, the first condo completed in the area in over 7 years. Rashid designed the interior common spaces for the luxury condo and surprised guests at the event with a preview of his new album, his first foray into the music industry.

EPIC Anticipation

Château Ocean recently hosted a groundbreaking event with future owners, area visionaries and community leaders in attendance.

On The Horizon

The Crimson’s groundbreaking event welcomed over 150 guests who came out to see the progress of the boutique waterfront 90-unit residential development.


Close Up

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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.