Issue – May/June 2014

The 2014 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 40.

Greener Pastures

As a culture, we’re more educated about health and food and how they correlate than ever before. This knowledge is essential to decoding the ever-changing buzzwords that decorate our menus and retail shelves.

Smartphone Cappuccino

How many of us have said that our iPhone (or Android) does just about everything but make us a cup of coffee?


If there’s a 5-alarm fire in your mouth as a result of a misinterpreting of the star system in use at Thai restaurants, these are the beers you want to extinguish it with.

Art Empire

Steven Steele might sound like the moniker of a cagey tattoo artist, but there’s only one thing he’s passionate about: Helping you build a stellar art collection like none other.

Crazy Fun

Segafredo takes pride in having a split personality.

Timed Right

They say that clothes make the man, but the accessories you choose also make a statement. Watch Expert & Founder of ABlogToWatch Ariel Adams looks at 5 iconic watches and the message they send to the world about your personality.

Tech Trip

With a dizzying array of travel gadgets emerging every day, finding the right gear can make or break a trip. We gathered these cool jet-setting tools to make sure your trip is stress-free and that much more fun.

Innovative MBA

The old adage of “the customer is always right” is something FIU took to heart when creating its new invitation-only Executive MBA Program designed to teach seasoned professionals the must-have skills for managing in the real world.

Pick Your Potion

A healthy diet and regular workout isn’t always enough. VitaSquad not only delivers the vitamins your body needs directly to your bloodstream through intravenous therapy, but it actually delivers, wherever you are, so you can get your fix from the convenience of your own home. All you have to do is pick your elixir.

New Metropolis

At 11+ acres, Brickell City Centre is a city within a city, a carefully planned out cosmopolitan live/work/play milieu that’s sure to put Miami on the map like never before.

Global Style

Adriana Hoyos’ inspiration for her latest collection, BOLERO, started on a recent trip to Seville when she spotted a small chair in the lobby of an 1800s hotel.

Labor Of Love

Visual Artist Antuan Rodriguez and Restaurateur Rene Buroz want to include you in their interactive art project debuting this month. But don’t rush to personalize your paintbrushes, instead pick up a dessert spoon.

Language Of Law

Run by a team of culturally diverse, internationally experienced attorneys committed to excellence, Piquet Law Firm provides clients with top-notch guidance for complex litigation.


Business books don’t have to be boring. In addition to being practical and informative, the following books are as entertaining to us business-minded folks as the latest thrillers and other fiction best-sellers are to other people.

Cosmetics Insider

Paula Begoun, “The Cosmetics Cop,” and her team thoroughly evaluate tens of thousands of beauty products to help you discern which products are the best and worst in every price range. Here are some general tips to keep in mind during your next beauty product shopping spree.

Gas Class

Yes, it’s almost summertime here in Florida and you’re probably already hot. Well, now you can be hot and bothered. Here are a few disconcerting facts about natural gas, which, oh yeah, is making it even hotter…through climate change.

Home Rev

Maserati is synonymous with sleek lines and decadent comfort, but it’s not normally associated with a living room. The Lounge Chair Maserati by Zanotta changes all that.

Soul Sojourns

If you’re looking for unforgettably positive travel experiences around the globe but aren’t sure where to start, let Epic Road help you plan the trip of a lifetime.

Live Raw

There’s nothing wrong with having your cake and eating it too. After all, life is about indulging, but it’s also about being balanced. After one too many slices of cake, going back to the basics for some bodily cleansing is essential.

Finger Bling

So much of what we buy is mass-produced. But once in a while, one craves the individuality of something hand-made. Here’s a jeweler who can meet this need with sophistication and finesse.


Life will meet art at The Edge On The River, a streamlined luxury residential tower with 600-ft. tall exterior murals illuminated from within. Miami’s first art boutique design building is on its way and ready to welcome you home in style.

Inglorious Barrels

When it comes to whiskey, the type you opt for could say more about your personality than you might guess. But getting a taste of all the varieties is essential to know which one wets your whistle the best.

Golden Moments

From the Amazon Basin to the banks of the River Guaiba in Porto Alegre — a total of 12 cities across Brazil are playing host to the 2014 FIFA World Cup this summer.

Steps Beyond

Miami luxury real estate firm Opulence International Realty emerged from acclaimed South Florida Opulence Magazine and CSI International, a property management firm with an impeccable track record managing elite properties around town.

Timeless Gifts

We see the same problem every Mother’s and Father’s Day, children furrowing their brow in front of the display cases trying to figure out what to buy. To ensure satisfied and grateful parents this year, I’ve scoured the world of Horology to bring you the hottest trends in fine watches.

Socially Speaking

Picking your friends wisely is just part of the equation when it comes to your social network and the individuals who surround you in life and online.

Oblique Sharpness

Angular lines and architecture combine with sharp tailoring and minimalistic details that feature a classic touch within an extensive color palette showcasing timeless masculine looks that can go from day to night in one style swap.

Constructivist Minimalism

Sharp lines and geometry depict the meaning of minimalism with soft layers that own simplicity and capture the beauty and elegance of an exceptional season’s wardrobe

Personal Touches

Whether simple or shouting “look at me,” the right accent piece turns a house into a home. There’s no doubt that these pieces, some of which verge on works of art, would make a statement in any room.

Buzz Factor

For Javi Zayas, making sure patrons and clients alike are having a good time and getting their money’s worth out of the many projects, festivals and experiences he produces throughout the year is a top priority.

Winner’s Circle

During my freshman year of college, my Business 101 professor said: “Welcome to the jungle, half of you are going to become leaders and the rest will follow in their footsteps.”

Luxury Welcome

The Wynwood Gateway Complex recent ribbon-cutting ceremony welcomed Ducati as the commercial complex’s flagship tenant.

Appetite Galore

The Taste of Brickell Food & Wine Festival returned with another round of amazing tastings and VIP experiences for patrons to enjoy.

Jam Sessions

The always-bustling Seasalt And Pepper welcomes guests to enjoy Ibiza Sessions in addition to extensive menu options all week long.

Banking Right

Sabadell Bank United welcomed Rafael Nadal as the new global ambassador of the brand during an exclusive event at JW Marriott Marquis.

Leaders Unite

Presidents & VPs of various companies attended LIDE USA 1’s network lunch at Texas de Brazil, with more than 41 different businesses represented.

Get Involved

PhilanthroFest brought the community together by showcasing South Florida’s top non-profits and philanthropic orgs.

Foreign Greetings

Perfecto hosted an Hola Barcelona event to celebrate the Economic Mission To Miami led by the Mayor of Barcelona.


Winning Method

A sanctuary of serenity and restoration in Key Biscayne, where beauty meets wellness, science illuminates the path to wholeness at Divina MedSpa.

Sweat Equity

Meet a few Miami fitness warriors balancing the duties of everyday life with the joys of participating in the sports they love.