Issue – May 2016

Maximizing Midtown

Visionary developers Jorge Perez and Gil Dezer, groundbreaking hotelier Sam Nazarin and design genius David Rockwell recently joined forces to create a unique development that has “everything you need, nothing you don’t.” The result is Hyde Midtown.

Hyper- Feminine Connotations

A strong focus on detail evokes maximalism to its chic limit, turning even the most masculine piece into an interesting, dainty desire.

Enduring Pieces

The season’s enticing architectural looks, alongside timeless furniture objects, combine to define a quintessential and striking living aesthetic.

Fencing Around

Your first line of defense for security and privacy in your home is your fence, and Rafael Leon is leading Fence City’s team of perimeter protectors to ensure that your family is safe and secure.

Networking vs. Not working

Your calendar is packed — from lunch with your BNI group to seminars at the Chamber of Commerce and happy hour at a networker. You are one social butterfly for sure, but is your business flying as high as your social life?

The 2016 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.

Sparkling Treasures

Diamonds are a symbol of love, success and the good things in life. Freddy’s Certified Diamonds & Fine Jewelry carries a magnificent selection of GIA-certified diamonds in all shapes and sizes.

Compass Point

According to Real Estate Agent Andres Larin, Compass is building a better real estate model. The new Coconut Grove office, facing Biscayne Bay, will be the perfect setting to meet with clients in the neighborhood.


Recently debuted at the 55th edition of Milano’s Salone del Mobile, and conceived by the Loewe Creative Director Jonathan Anderson, Marquetry In Leather introduces the brand’s innovation on traditional craft techniques and technology by creating variations of multiple graphic leather motifs.

Montessori Viewpoint

The Montessori Method values the human spirit and seeks to develop the whole child — physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively — so that they feel honored and respected as they grow.


When it comes to prosthodontics, if you are seeking cosmetic or reconstructive dental work, you should do research before making a decision in order to ensure proper care.

Big Showcase

The Micro Theatre at Centro Cultural Español De Miami is a revolving cultural experience that will entertain in small bursts and inspire in a big way.

River Of Dreams

Miami has been basking in the limelight since Departures named it “City Of The Future.” Now the spotlight turns to our river, where a renaissance led by One River Point is unfolding.

Tech Time

Millennials have their own distinct ideas as to what a “luxury” item is. To succeed with this generation, jewelers must embrace these new definitions, for now.

Hidden Bed

Whether you want to accommodate the occasional houseguest or make a studio into an instantly larger room, Murphy Beds and Wall Beds are the easiest way to do it without impacting everyday functionality.

Modern Motoring

Car-buying should be fun — it shouldn’t be the painful process everyone thinks it is. Brickell Motors promotes that throughout their dealerships and their team, one customer at a time.

The Science Of Love

Please don’t refer to her as the female “Hitch” — she’s more than that. With a background in science, Dawn Maslar, M.S., is an accomplished Author, Speaker and Love Coach — so yes, she’s South Florida’s doctor feel good — for the heart.

Pedigree Problems

Any Dachshund owner will tell that the long spines that give us our classic good looks are prone to disc herniation. Many other pedigree pets have similar selective-breeding concerns. This doesn’t mean you need to get a mutt, just be aware…and you may want to consider pet insurance.

Modern Man

“Business casual” allows employees to bring their own sense of easy sophistication to the office. The new Summer Collection for men from 120% Lino allows them to do it in a well-groomed, fashionable way.

Full Potential

City Year is a national organization with several cities of focus, and Miami is leading the way to help students reach for the stars in and out of the classroom.

Summer Beauty

Youthful skin has the power to yield a face that’s properly makeup-ready. Here’s our beauty editor’s top picks for favorite summer beauty finds that keep our skin and lips moist, glowing and summer-ready.

Vital Vitamins

The World Health Organization has declared that the global prevalence of zinc deficiency is at 31%. Zinc plays an important role in cell growth, brain function and our immune system. Could you be depriving your body of zinc and not even know it?

Delectable Eats

Mouthwatering is the word to describe Tutto Pizza & Pasta.

What’s In A Blog?

Nowadays, there’s a blog out there for just about every area of interest — and eco blogs are becoming quite the trend. Here are 4 eco-savvy blogs that will keep you in tune with Mother Nature and tuned out from wasteful living.

Walking On Water

Just a few miles off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula is a nature preserve that’s unspoiled and serene, mostly for its lack of tourists’ footprints: Isla Holbox awaits.

Miami State Of Mind

A few months ago, an Ohio transplant I met during a conference asked me how I could possibly be happy living in Miami, a city so full of beautiful, successful people who are always networking 24/7, working hard and playing harder.

Time To Care

We all know about lightweight carbon fiber race cars, but a completely carbon fiber watch? The Hublot Best Buddies Classic Fusion Chrono Aero Carbon Cycling Timepiece is the company’s latest masterpiece created specifically to benefit a charity.

The 411

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

Garden Gem

Eddie Fuentes, one of Cocktail Cartel Co.’s homegrown cocktail kings, serves up sensational sips under the shade of breezy trees at Glass & Vine’s secret garden by the sea.

Fresh Quench

This month, take a traditional gimlet and make it a drink to remember by incorporating fresh herbs and spices into every sip.

Getting Wild In The West

Venture to the Prairieland of South Dakota and plunge into history and nature like nowhere else on Earth.


Oh, life, you crazy, winding (sometimes whining) road. From the moment we take our first breath to the beginning of our sunset years and beyond, one thing is certain: We must evolve every day, and nothing ever stays the same. It’s the essence of our existence and a constant we must embrace.

Haute Hobbies

Stop holding off on learning a new skill or delaying a beauty appointment. Instead, treat yourself to some personal enrichment and broaden the lens you use to see the world.


An open letter to my 18-year old self: What flying in a rickety plane over The Caribbean contemplating success, yielding to the present moment, quoting Kerouac and deathbed wishes taught me about love.

Innovative Inventions

Always looking to make life easier? It’s an exciting time to be a homeowner with a barrage of tech, tools and gadgets designed to add joy and efficiency to every room in the house, even outdoors.

SipPin’ & Savoring

Steven Kamali hosted a private food & wine event during SoBeWFF co-hosted by his company The Chef Agency along with Resy at the lobby bar of Sixty Nautilus.

Strong Network

United Way of Miami-Dade and Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra, LLC (MBAF) hosted an exclusive cocktail reception for young professionals of the 1450 Brickell building.

Dine In

VeritageMiami, presented by City National Bank, held its Spring Edition Interactive Dinner at JW Marriott Marquis Miami to benefit the United Way Center For Excellence In Early Education.

Drink On

Downtown Miami’s best bartenders went head-to-head for a chance to create a custom cocktail to be added to the Toro Toro menu for May, with all proceeds from sales benefiting Make-A-Wish Southern Florida!


Tragic Commedia

Highlighted by one of the most tragic tenor arias of all time “Vesti la giubba,” the original “Tears of a Clown,” Florida Grand Opera’s presentation of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s I pagliacci is a not-to-be missed tour de force.

Design Minds

Step into a world where interior and exterior spaces meld to create a harmonious symphony of design, architecture and functional aesthetics that redefines spaces and leaves a lasting impact. Introducing a curated collection of DESIGN MINDS — industry leaders from some of South Florida’s top design firms who showcase their sources of inspiration and secrets to success.