Issue – April 2017

Ocean Views

Among its many lures, this Grand Bay condo in Key Biscayne has breathtaking direct views of the ocean, beach, Biscayne Bay and so much more.

Local Heroes

Never ones to rest on their laurels, these Magic City entrepreneurs believe true success isn’t measured by how much you gain, but how much you can give back.

Bold Quality

Whether sleek in silhouette or bright in color, both values present the impact of style and living, integrated for this season and beyond.

All Pretty Little Things

Daring and lavish? She’s got it! Take a visual journey mixing of all the sparkling complements that add an extra touch of boldness to any look.

Give & Get

Perfect weather. Beautiful beaches. Endless servings of croquetas. There are countless ways we, as enthusiastic citizens, have taken from our city. Herewith: 20 FUN ways to give back.


From helping build a school in a hillside barrio of Quito, Ecuador, to rubbing elbows with Manhattan and Dublin society, one writer shares the experiences she’s had meeting interesting people through philanthropy.

Exceptional Environs

From innovative water-bottle refill stations to organized shoreline cleanups, Entrepreneur Dara Schoenwald wears many hats when it comes to helping locals live eco-minded.

Giving Gladly

Drawing deeply from the community they love so much, Mercy Hospital’s volunteers form an integral portion of the compassionate caregiving Mercy supplies our community.

Panoramic Pizzazz

With their much-anticipated topping-off scheduled this month, Brickell’s own Panorama Tower is an exciting addition to the already thrilling district.

Risqué Reliquary

Think you’ve muscled your way through every museum the city has to offer? Take a trip through the tantalizing yet tasteful array of artifacts at the World Erotic Art Museum in Miami Beach.

A Realty Revolution

A prime project in the riverside renaissance sweeping our shores, March saw some big news coming from the team behind ultra-luxe tower One River Point.

Down & Dirty

A passionate and productive addition to the South Beach food scene, the farm-friendly fast food fanatics behind DIRT believe that in order to be well, you’ve got to eat well.

With The World On Her Shoulders

A ferocious flashback to the power-mad ‘80s, Demna Gvasalia’s shoulder-centered silhouettes screamed contempo from Balenciaga’s Spring/Summer ‘17 delivery, and provided an empowering trend to the business-minded Brickellite.

Equality Extravaganza

Celebrating its 9th year as the definitive South Florida LGBTQ event, April 9 will see Miami Beach Gay Pride once more enliven our shores with pride.

Perfect Pals

This spring, why not greet the warm weather with a brand new walking buddy? Below are some furry friends from surrounding shelters who’d love to start a new life with you.

Glamour Gently

A modern maîtriser of the minimalist makeup mode, Miami-based Cosmetic Artist Champagne “Bo” Satayakul doesn’t create beauty — she accentuates it.

Home Of Hope

Practically synonymous with charitable giving in Miami, Camillus House is a volunteer-driven outreach project fighting the good fight in our inner city. Coordinating this flock of selfless samaritans is Alessandra Laricchia.

Temperature Control

Summer’s coming. Are you prepared to beat the heat? Farrey’s Lighting + Bath carries all kinds of stylish options to make sure your home looks every bit as cool as it feels.

Eco Pretty

Think the makeup in your drawer doesn’t come with an inconvenient truth or two? Use our moral makeup guide to see if your cosmetics kit passes the test.

Shoegazing Supreme

Seeking to further satisfy their clientele, a number of exciting new changes are coming to the Neiman Marcus at Shops At Merrick Park. First on the list? A massive expansion of an already impressive shoe selection.

Fine Wine Showcase

Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District is a small appellation with a big reputation. Home of some of the top wineries in the world, it’s filled with glorious vineyards in every direction as far as the eye can see.

Looks & Brains

It can be difficult to choose between the rugged good looks of an iconic timepiece and the massive functionality of a smart watch, which is why you’ll love Alpina’s uber-smart, seriously sexy SeaStrong Dive Watch.


Traffic aside, I think we can all agree which era of our magnificent metropolis we’d rather reside in. Flagler Street, known in this photo from 1900 as Twelfth, has been a thoroughfare of our singularly saucy city since its inception.

Standing United

Big news on the philanthropy front: The United Way Of Miami-Dade turns 93 this month, making it almost an even century The Magic City has been touched by this outstandingly obliging organization.

Voice For The Voiceless

Enlightening the lives of miniature Miamian’s for the last 30 years, below is just one example of the many charitable changes the Voices For Children Foundation have made in our city.

Inspired Shopping

Designed and made by female artisans right here at home and around the world from Guatemala and Honduras to Haiti and India, all Tribe Alive apparel, bags, jewelry, accessories and home goods are made by women for women.

The 411

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


Spencer Taliaferro, Head Mixologist at Epic’s LILT Lounge in Downtown Miami, is a Jersey Boy from Brigantine, a small island city attached to Atlantic City, who has brought his behind-the-bar know-how to The Magic City.

Bon Manje

Tassot. Kasav. Queue de Boeuf. If those words don’t make your mouth water, then you’re not living in Miami. With a rising rate of migration, readers shouldn’t be surprised if some Haitian creations soon become as commonplace as a media noche.

Spendy Sips

In a city deemed one of the nation’s most pricey, Miamians are well-acquainted with having to pay for the pleasure of residing in a place so magical. Imbibe below on some cocktails so costly they’ll make you thankful for rail prices.

Team Builder

As President of Momentum Marketing Group, Derek Hodes connects sponsors to events and events to sponsors, such as at the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run, which builds company team spirit, camaraderie and encourages people to live a healthier lifestyle.

Global Do-Gooder

Complementing a rigorous travel itinerary with philanthropy and giving back to the communities you’re visiting has the power to augment your experiences abroad in more ways than you can imagine.

Generous Nature

When Pedro Capó’s family came to the U.S., they had nothing except for the clothes on their backs. They worked very hard to make El Dorado Furniture a successful enterprise and have never forgotten where they came from and how they got to where they are.


Every organization from The White House to your neighborhood garage sale relies on volunteers for free labor, but sometimes you get what you pay for. Check out a few ways to avoid being “that” volunteer.

Inspiring Generations

A Montessori child herself, Joan Rodriguez-Malone believes that what sets Village Montessori apart is their commitment to each child as an individual, capable of achieving amazing progress at his or her own pace, driven by their instinct to learn.

Delicious Showcase

To kick off the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Toro Toro showcased new menu options and welcomed the restaurant’s new executive chef, Jhonnatan Contreras.

Paradise Insiders

Guests were invited to a private book signing and intimate conversation with Paraiso Beach Club & Restaurant designers.

Timeless Creatives

Guests travelled “Across Time” with Musimelange at the M Building where musicians paired up for an exceptional evening full of tastes from around the world and music of different eras.

River Dreams

KAR Properties invited guests to an “Evening On The River” during the exclusive premiere of the new One River Point Sales Gallery.


Best Friends

The joy of rescuing offers not only second chances but the ability to save lives and build bonds, transforming both human and canine destinies forever. Each rescue story echoes compassion and hope through wagging tails, grateful hearts and pure love.

The Go Getters 2024

Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, Miami Herbert Business School offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and grow. The graduates are thought-leaders who transform business, scholarship and lives. To celebrate them, We partnered with the school to present our annual “Go-Getters” feature, honoring current students and recent grads, their successes, hopes and dreams.