Issue - March 2015

Taste Masters

Hungry? Good. The chefs you’re about to meet have perfected the science of gastronomy and are cooking up some of the most delicious bites your palate’s ever encountered. Don’t worry if you ask for seconds, just try not to lick your plate clean — you should always leave room for dessert.

The SWARM Effect

From fishing tournaments to food-centric events and art expos, Tony Albelo has crowds swarming to his signature South Florida events year after year.

Youth Athletes

The Junior Orange Bowl, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a forum for youth to showcase their strengths, talents and skills, hosts 15 athletic competitions throughout the year that promote good sportsmanship and camaraderie.

La Ventanita

A trip to “la ventanita” is always a promising encounter. Here’s a Cuban Coffee reference guide to help you order up the perfect power boost while sounding like a local…just remember to always say gracias.

Majestic Manes

Danny Jelaca and his team of stylists, colorists & hair designers have mastered the art of creating glamorous and easy-to-manage looks. Here he shares some great tips on maintaining healthy locks that he practices daily at his highly-coveted Danny Jelaca Salon in South Beach.

Essence Of Time

While some may believe watches were rendered obsolete by smart phones, we say a digital rectangle is no replacement for wearable art that’s an expression of one’s true self as well as a timekeeping device.

Field Daze

Most months throughout the year aren’t hurting for beer-centric events, but March is. That’s why Sprung! Spring Beer Festival revived the controlled chaos of Field Day!

Out Of This World

Joelle Cooperrider’s paintings live in a space between Mathematics & Mixed-Media known as Poured Mark-Making. Her work has toured Keystone Art Space, Rochester Contemporary Art Center and recently — Mars.

Food Fight

As diners rebel against tired trends, culinary leaders emerge to answer the call to action: These are a trio of revolutionaries that have added something new to their arsenal.

Restaurant Rules

Picking the right neighborhood for your new restaurant can be quite the undertaking, but finding the right space to fire up your oven is even more important. Before you sign a lease or even consider buying a location, you must do your due diligence to make sure you find the perfect place to serve up your culinary creations.

Vine Finds

Oregon and Virginia are making a name for themselves with winning wine varieties. Check out what these regions have to offer wine lovers and plan your boozy escape, whether you prefer red or white.

Ecosexual Revolution

You’ve heard of metrosexuals and retrosexuals, well, now its time to become familiar with ecosexuals. Yes, you read that right. Eco + Sex unite forces to form a new generation of ecologically responsible sexy beasts.


We love our pooches and we’d like to believe we understand their every glance, bark, yelp and growl. But when we asked “Morgan The Dachshund” to write this article, we realized there’s more to his quirky behaviors than just pure, unfiltered love and adoration.


Let’s be real, we all want to get fit and healthy with the least amount of effort possible. Fortunately, these products claim they can help us reach our health goals without exertion or diet. Here’s an ode to a few of the most hilariously ridiculous health products of all time.

Ford’s Ferrari

Get a quick glimpse into the history of how one of Ford’s greatest offerings came to be and what the future holds for the coveted GT and everything it offers on and off the road.

Meditate On This…

It’s been proven that stress accumulates in your nervous system and spreads throughout the body, affecting it in numerous negative ways. Meditation is the tool that can help find balance and an infinite amount of adaptable positive energy.

Intermix & Match

Fashion masterminds Khajak & Haro Keledjian co-founded the first Intermix 22 years ago. Today, the company boasts stores in 30 major cities, 15 states and 2 countries. And now, with the reopening of the Bal Harbour boutique after a major revampnovation (that’s revamp + renovation), Khajak shares the recipe that makes his brand some kind of wonderful.


What would you do for healthier, younger-looking skin with a flawlessly rosy complexion? Now there’s no jumping through beauty hurdles. Dermarose has harnessed the benefits of the Swiss Rose Stem Cells into a supremely hydrating, anti-aging face cream.

Responsible Racing

Logistics partner DHL & Fédération Internationale De L’Automobile have teamed-up to put the green in Grand Prix. The Fifth Round of electric car racing will be speeding across Downtown Miami sending waves of energy through the streets.

Quirky Quartet

The unification of strum-crazy indie-folk and lyrically deep trip-hop layered with chillwave aural aesthetics took Hundred Waters from UF to Internet fame, which they’re using as a springboard for social activism.

Design Specialists

Closets should be as beautiful as the valuable items they contain. Metro Door Brickell understands the importance of the closet and is ready with an abundance of creative design ideas that work not only for custom closets, but allow their clients’ custom cabinetry to enhance living throughout the house.

Changing Skyline

It’s busy days on the bay as the 165-unit Bay House tops off construction at 38 stories while the nearby 647-unit Aria On The Bay passes the $200 million sales mark.

Economic Renaissance

The Great Recession has faded quickly into the background and the construction cranes are back. It seems it was only yesterday the real estate market bubble burst.

Cook Tech

These latest kitchen innovations are helping cooks and connoisseurs alike streamline their time and health with a few simple clicks thanks to neat features that will help guide you in the right direction, no matter what’s on the menu.

Tennis, Anyone?

Tennis is on everyone’s mind this month with the Miami Open in town, but The Related Group is taking steps to make it a year-round passion as they bring the sport home at several of their newest luxury developments.

Soul Feast

Some of the best ideas are born on the back of a napkin. Some of the best connections are solidified over a cocktail. Some of the greatest love affairs have sparked over a romantic meal.

Oh, Abundance!

The words handmade and refrigerator are not normally used in the same sentence, but then La Cambusa Refrigerator by Meneghini is much more than a fridge.

The 411

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

Sips & A Show

In 2013, Andy Davila left his stagnant marketing job to dive into the exciting world of Wynwood’s spirits scene. That didn’t mean he had to quit moonlighting in the film industry, and fortunately he’s been brilliant in both settings.

Batman & Ramen

Ah, Ramen, how we love (and hate) thee. From weeknight gobble sessions in childhood to insane all-night study sessions in college to “I’m so hungry, I’ll even eat Ramen” moments in adulthood, most of us have had many experiences with the microwaveable version of this staple. But there are so many more ways to enjoy this drippy treat.

The Rules Of Numnum

We’ve all been out with one of them: the picky eater, the over-drinker, the one who has to order the most expensive thing on the menu, or even the self-proclaimed foodie on a quest to try any and everything sprinkled with truffles, or kale…or worse. It’s time to take the menu back and order up a big serving of reality check.

A Smorgasbord Of Attraction

Discovering exactly what makes men crane their necks and women bat their eyelashes at the opposite sex is a conundrum for the ages. But there are some tried-and-true steps you can take to make sure anyone who’s eyeing you is looking at you for the right reasons.

Plates & Pours 2015

Introducing some of the most delicious, delectable and downright buzz-worthy dishes, desserts, drinks and dining experiences we’ve discovered — and devoured — around town.

Jaw-Dropping Cookspaces

Kitchens are one of the most popular upgrades to existing residences and one of the most carefully planned areas of a new build. What would our lives be like without fancy appliances, eye-catching cabinetry and lavish surfaces?


This breathtaking condo at Icon Brickell features all of the luxurious comforts you’d expect along with sprawling, expansive views of the water and city that you’ll look forward to day in and day out.


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?

Hard Candy

Colorful, bold & extravagant, these clothes and jewels will exhilarate the season’s mood.

C’est la Vie

The summer is just on the horizon in its full splendor, and these demure resort looks will help you embrace an elegant yet relaxed demeanor wherever you go

Festive Eats

Fortune International Realty and Otabe restaurant in the lobby of Cavas celebrated Food & Wine Week by creating art through culinary experiences in the heart of The Arts & Entertainment District.


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.