Issue – May/June 2013


Learn why getting involved in your community keeps you on your toes — professionally and socially — while helping you earn karma brownie points at the same time, no matter what your career and life goals.


Hit the beach in style this season with these luxurious looks sure to make a splash in and out of the water no matter where your itinerary takes you.

Spa Daze

Don’t settle for anything less than the best when it comes to creating a spa-like haven in your home — and don’t worry, it’s not as difficult as you might think.

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.


This condo at The Ocean Club in Key Biscayne is second to none and features spacious areas for every member of the family and great views all year long.


avigating the world of personal branding isn’t easy. What do you need to know? Where do you start? We help you incorporate some expert advice into your plans to get the ball rolling on the best brand out there: YOU!

Six First Dates

When it comes to dating, the options are endless. We explore a 6 types of first dates that will make an impact no matter who you’re with. Try one, or try them all.

New Frontier

With OhMyGosh Alternative Medicine, Candice Frederick is bravely forging new territory in the fight against a range of ailments.

Generation Gaps

Whether you’re a Baby Boomer, a Gen-Xer or a Millennial, every generation has its own unique approach to work.

Mud Party

Put your fitness to the test and have a muddy good time at the Merrell Down & Dirty Run this month.

Fresh Start

Hit your body’s reset button with an exceptional, highly effective 3- or 5-day detox from Cooler Cleanse.

Space Age

We might be a long way off from flying cars and hoverboards, but with devices like the Leap Motion Controller hitting stores, the future is definitely here.

Brand Expanders

The companies behind this pair of pieces might be better known for other products, but that doesn’t mean their stunning works can’t compete with their timepiece-only counterparts.

Leading Example

The new Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum Of Science is set to become one of the world’s most sustainable museums.

Beautiful Technology

Trust the French to gorgeously marry beauty and wellness with high-tech. That’s the driving force behind Miami’s Aquathermes Spa, the U.S. outpost of a new revolution in beautification.

Elegant Performance

The new XJR Sedan from Jaguar melds supercar performance with a luxury driving and riding experience.

Legal Aid

Attorney Alexandre Piquet believes in doing his part to lend a hand to abused and neglected children in South Florida and beyond.

Vintage Flair

Sue Wong’s sparkling new collection evokes the glamour of a bygone age while ensuring that your style is at once modern and nostalgic.

Last Frontier

Want a truly extraordinary summer travel experience? Visit Earth’s most remote region, Antarctica, on board the National Geographic Explorer.

Pop Design

When it comes to his masterpieces, Artist David Peterson draws his inspiration from some surprising sources.

Personal Assistant

We all wish we could keep someone on staff just to help us track the million different projects we’re juggling at any given time.

Room Savers

It’s easy to think of them as filler, but tables can also add a key accent to any space. These picks do a lot more for your décor than hold up your magazines.

Buying Foreclosures

As the real estate market appears to be coming back, many law firms have had a lot of former customers express concerns when purchasing foreclosed or distressed properties. Here’s why.

Comfort Zones

Whenever I meet someone new I usually get and give a 30-second elevator pitch as a sort of introductory habit. I’ve found this phenomenon has lots of pros and cons. It’s great because you get a quick glimpse into who someone is and what they do for a living.

Higher Definition

Think the HD revolution was a big deal? Wait until you see what’s coming next.

The 411

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

Irish Hospitality

If you’re looking for a place where you can feel instantly at home, filled with friendly, lively, welcoming patrons and free-flowing beer and spirits, you may want to stop in at Fado Irish Pub to meet Mandy O’ Gorman, an Irish bartender ready to serve up your drink of choice with a smile and some great conversation.


Creating the perfect bar at home isn’t rocket science, but it does require a little thought, a few essentials and the willingness to put in the effort to yield the cocktail party of your dreams.


With one of the largest coastlines in the U.S., fertile soil, lush scenery and year-round tropical weather, if you call Florida home, it’s safe to say you’re living the life. And as summer arrives, and you ready yourself to leave the daily grind behind, we offer a few off-the-beaten Floridian experiences to set your sights on.

Long Live Learning!

Nowadays, learning isn’t just limited to the classroom. See how you can sharpen your mind, skills and quality of live — and have a blast doing it.

Tasty Times

Vizcayne celebrated a Taste of Downtown Miami by welcoming local restaurants to bring sample dishes for partygoers to try while they toured the development’s newly modeled studio apartments.

Rising Strive

United Way of Miami-Dade’s Young Leaders hosted Cruisin’ For A Cause aboard the luxurious South Beach Lady to raise funds to support United Way’s work in education, health and financial stability.

New Faces

Banco Do Brazil Americas, a U.S. Community Bank, recently held an event at their new Banco Do Brazil Americas Branch in Brickell to introduce their new CEO, Antonio Cassio Segura, and his team to the community while marking the new branch opening.

Meaningful Evening

The Blacks’ Annual Gala raised funds for at-risk youth with a stellar event at Fontainebleau that included live performances and a live aution.

Haute Help

Brazil Foundation held it’s 2nd Annual Gala at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens to honor influential social investors and bring together over 400 leaders from the worlds of business, diplomacy, academia, fashion and art to generate resources for community-led initiatives.

Exciting News

Newgard Development Group recently hosted an exclusive real estate broker event to unveil Downtown Miami’s hottest new urban address: Centro, a new loft-style condo.

Vivid Views

Artists, aficionados and art lovers gathered at Biscayne Art House for the opening night of Karim Borjas’ exhibition.


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.