Issue – May/June 2012

Skyline Power

Miami’s real estate market is comprised of a meshing of style, sophistication, entertainment, business and tropical weather...with some surprising buys to be had. And the team at Concept International Realty can help you do just that — and much, much more.

Aesthetic Design

Looking to spruce up your home this season? Find out how Lineaire Designs is set to penetrate the high-end market and establish the company as the best option for affordable quality and taste — no matter what you want to achieve.

Stylish Cuisine

Part restaurant, part boutique and all delicious, Mary Brickell Village’s newest eatery, Toscana Divino, isn’t your typical Italian dining destination — it’s a complete culinary experience.

Live it up!

Ah, the living room. The place where the family is most likely to get together — and get connected. Whether you use this central room as an entertainment mecca or prefer to keep it off-limits until your guests arrive, these picks are sure to take this all-important space in your home to the next level.

The 2012 Top 20 Professionals Under Forty

We scoured The Magic City to bring you what we deem to be the next generation of business leaders at the tip of The Sunshine State. These young professionals represent a variety of industries and excel at their respective crafts with superior sophistication and their own unique blend of style and savvy. All have managed to seamlessly balance their careers with their personal lives while continuously giving back to the community that has helped mold them into who they are. Without further ado, flip this page to meet this year’s Top 20 Under Forty.


For generations, this single phrase struck fear into the hearts of employees and their spouses. Today, this concept is not on many radars, although it definitely should be if professional ladder-climbing is in the cards.

Generation Success

Most young professionals are well-educated, tech-savvy and ready to work. But the tough economy has this talented generation struggling to find a job that complements their strengths. We interviewed a few experts who will help you see the light at the end of the oft-daunting career tunnel.

Cyber Star

At a time when everyone wants to share their every waking thought with the world, it’s refreshing to find a blogger in town that actually has something interesting to say — whether she’s writing to entertain complete strangers or her best friends.

Healthy Getaways

Planning your summer vacation? We all want to escape the heat and enjoy a change of scenery, but when it comes to your health, not all destinations are the same. For those who want a getaway that’s as good for their bodies as it is for their sense of fun and relaxation, here are a few destinations you may want to check out.

Culture Spot

In case you didn’t know, there’s a gem hidden on the campus of Florida International University — and it’s not just for students. In fact, it’s a place for everyone — as long as you’ve got an appreciation for everything culture and creativity.

Hello, College!

Riviera Schools has spent the last 62 years preparing children for the future, setting them on a path to successful college admission from the start. Here are a few quick tips from Riviera’s faculty to help students achieve their education goals.


Getting married is stressful enough.Why not take the tough part out of at least one aspect of planning your big day? Getting the bling!

Green Kitchen

Thinking eco-friendly in the kitchen goes far beyond just buying organic, it’s more than just sourcing local ingredients and cooking vegan feasts. Here are a few tips to help keep you and the planet well-fed and in-tune.

Natural Instincts

Top watchmakers are looking to nature for inspiration on some of their latest releases. Traditional gems and precious metals are being used to recreate idyllic scenes, or are being augmented with gorgeous materials from unexpected sources.

Exotic Hues

This summer, Estée Lauder bucks the Pantone Tangerine trend, opting instead to make a rich combination of aqua and bronze their signature palette for the season.

Southern Destination

This summer, consider experiencing some parts of California you may have never considered — but definitely should see to believe…at least once in a lifetime.

High Life

Doors have been open for months now over at Vizcayne, a fabulously luxurious development beside Biscayne Bay, but potential buyers just got another reason to take a closer look.

Tastebud Overload

When a different kind of dining experience strikes your fancy, there’s no shortage of culinary options in The Magic City. But there are only a few stand-outs. Read on to discover one that’s sure to become a new favorite.

Power Know

Think your education can stop once you’ve got that degree framed on your wall? You might want to reconsider, especially in this tough job market where every bit of information you add to your brain will make you that much more valuable in the workforce and beyond.

Exotic Décor

Looking for a little decoration inspiration to make the spaces in your home or office stand out? Head East. Morocco, Egypt and India all offer traditional styles that have stood the test of time.

Infinite Journey

When it comes to the impression you give off on the road to fellow drivers and your passengers alike, the vehicle you’re in is just as important as the attitude you give off while you put the pedal to the metal.

Firming Up

Does life have you feeling like you’re coming loose at the seams?

Truly Extreme

Want to know what it might feel like to be aboard a racing yacht, weathering some of the most extreme and dangerous seas in the world for a chance at winning the premier sailing race in the world?

Deposit Rights

If you’ve ever wondered about the status of a security deposit before or after you switch your residence or office space, you’re not alone. We asked the team at The Law Offices of Adorno-Cunill & Damas to help us sort out the whole mess and see exactly where your money stands.

Practical Luxury

It’s already an extremely impressive ride, but the Bentley Mulsanne just got even better with the automaker’s executive interior with business-friendly iPad specification.

The 411

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

Tequila Rediscovered

If you’re thinking shots, hopefully you’re just about ready to put those college binge-drinking days behind you. It’s time to reinterpret one of the most misunderstood distilled beverages on the planet like never before.


From aspirational to attainable, these convertible roadsters are sure to keep your head looking up toward the possibilities — top up or down!

Reason To Smile

Dr. Maria Yazji celebrated the grand opening of her new, state-of-the-art orthodontic office at 500 Brickell Ave. She ranks among the top 1% of Invisalign providers in North America and also offers her clients hidden braces and smile rejuvenation services.

Dear Dad

The American Diabetes Association hosted the annual kick-off reception announcing the “2012 Miami Father’s of The Year Award” honorees.

Haute Address

Vizcayne recently held an exclusive and private event at the luxury residential development to offer guests the opportunity to meet Downtown Miami’s 2 highest scorers: Dwyane Wade and Vizcayne.

Rome In Miami

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, Southeast, recently hosted a “Rome Is More” evening at The Four Seasons Hotel Miami to celebate the beauty, flavors, fashion and emotions of The Eternal City.

Job Well Done

The Related Group celebrated some recent accomplishments and awarded more than $2 million in commission checks to their successful brokers.

Live On

AON and the Southern Florida Chapter of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) held the annual Celebrate Life Gala at the InterContinental Miami.

Iconic Groundbreaking

After years of planning and widespread community support, the new Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science broke ground in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park.

Savvy Welcome

Douglas Elliman celebrated the grand opening of their new Brickell location and discussed ways the firm is planning to take real estate in South Florida to the next level.

Grand Gala

The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program hosted their 11th Annual Gala at the beautiful Mandarin Oriental with more than 500 of South Florida’s leading philanthropists, celebrities and politicians.

Next Generation

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the Hype Awards to acknowledge innovation & achievement among young professionals.

Fashionable Ride

The highly anticipated grand opening of FIAT of N. Miami was celebrated with an exclusive “FIAT is Fashion” event.


Sunny Medicine

Irina Logman always dreamed of bringing her holistic approach to tropical Miami, where she proudly works to introduce health-conscious young professionals to the medicinal practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine for optimal results.

Lasting Legacy

Tibor Hollo, a visionary figure in Miami’s development, leaves a remarkable legacy as a pioneer in urban development who recognized the potential for vertical growth in Downtown Miami.