Issue - July/August 2015

Mirror, Mirror

If you’ve been striving to be the fairest of them all, look no further than these professionals of perfection who are dedicated to helping you yield the best version of yourself possible.

The Treasure Inside

We are all on a quest. The hardest part is taking the first step...but once we’ve braved that, the treasures that await reconnect us to our inner wealth — once you find your heart, you’ll find your way.

The Beauty Vault

From treatments you can find right around the corner to out-of-this-world products you can add to your beauty arsenal, this round-up will have you looking like a million bucks without breaking the bank.

Soul Connector

Look to Intuitive Healer & Soul Connector Michelle Alva of PureSelf, Inc., to help you activate your body medicine, align you with your authentic self and connect every fiber of your being with your soul.

Good Linking

The mark you’re about to make, either as an intern, a first-time employee or in your next career step, will be helped — or hurt — by the first impression you make in your LinkedIn profile. Where to start? Read on to find out.

Teleportation Stations

The popularity of culinary tourism is undeniable, and these restaurants have specialized in importing not only ingredients, but also experiences worth traversing the city for.

Loving Louis

Designed by Japanese Architect Jun Aoki and Mirei Uchibe, it’s hard to miss the recently opened Louis Vuitton store in The Design District. The building itself is a work of art, but the treasures that await inside are oh so divine.

Summer Musings

The sensual and natural look of the ‘70s is back and includes luminous sun-kissed golden skin, a flesh-hued pouty pucker and tropical scents that evoke all things summer and the beach.

Soul Ease

When it comes to finding your inner tranquility and transcending it to your outer self, the soothing wisdom of Deepak Chopra will help you become the best version of yourself possible.

Gyroscopic Genius

Watch snobs would never resort to a timepiece powered by batteries, but self-winders must be worn to remain accurate. If you have ever realized your favorite watch has stopped due to inactivity, take a look at this unique solution.

Style Stroll

Put on your most stylish walking shoes and get ready to shop. Whether you’re looking for the latest trends, fine jewelry, accessories, menswear and everything in between, all can be found in Downtown Coral Gables.

Coast Guards

Singer/strummer Bethany Cosentino and guitar savant Bobb Bruno know there’s trouble with navigating relationships, so they’ve shaped a trio of albums to help guide you along.

Exclusive Living

Privacy is a standout amenity at the Villas at Oceana Key Biscayne. These modern, spacious, light-filled, two-story residences are an oasis within an oasis on private manicured landscaped lots with heated pools.

Nearby Escape

Savor the laid-back style and carefree atmosphere that makes Islamorada “The Sport Fishing Capital Of The World” at Amara Cay Resort.

Art Interactive

Manifestos is Artist Jose Carlos Martinat’s full-sensory audio-mechanical installation that you can now encounter as you come and go from the epicenter of Brickell’s Financial District.

Important Insurance

What’s your dollar actually paying for when you purchase a title insurance policy? Title insurers, unlike property or casualty insurance companies, operate under the theory of risk elimination.

Branching Out

Helping multiple generations of families improve their financial future is the focus of Branches, Inc., and their financial literacy stability services.

Curiouser & Curiouser

The 150-year-old story of Alice In Wonderland remains as timeless as ever, though the mediums have progressed over its lifetime from a novel, to theatre, then cartoons, feature films and finally…a circus?

Rediscover Flagler

A Downtown Miami icon since 1952, One Flagler is currently in the midst of a $10 million upgrade following its conversion to office condos in 2014.


They say a dog is a man’s best friend, but therapy dogs are going beyond the call of duty to add emotional health benefits to all those they encounter on a daily basis.

Moving InTown

One mile west of Downtown Miami, a renaissance is taking place in the core of the SW 8th St. District with the groundbreaking of the area’s first luxury residential development.

Contract Queries

It’s not uncommon for community associations to sign construction contracts without seeking the help of qualified legal counsel to ensure that the necessary due diligence is conducted and that the contract contains certain basic protections for the association. The following are a few of the essential items for the protection of the association.

Mindful Minutes

When the world is moving at warp speed, it’s great to take a step back to reflect and reconnect with yourself and the present. Let these apps help you stay centered and focused while you conquer the day.

Language Arts

For nearly a decade, songbird Julie Budet, experimental hip-hop producer TEPR and drummer/DJ GrandMarnier have been crafting a domestically successful blend of bass-heavy dance pop under the moniker Yelle…all without uttering a single word in English.

Evolved Thinking

It’s very easy to get stuck in routine, to live in a self-imposed comfort zone. But very few will admit — or even realize — they are scared of change.

Brain Train

Harvard researchers have long touted the fact that mental wellness and how we handle stress has as much influence on our overall health as physical factors such as eating well and getting enough exercise.

The 411

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

Cocktail Queen

Karen Reina lives a fast-paced life devoted to earning her nursing credentials, shooting zingers at goalies in her soccer league and park-hopping with her French bulldog appropriately named Negroni.

Vanity Flair

Mirror, mirror on the wall…or on the vanity. How and where we get ready to face the world each day and night on the town is as much a statement on our person as it is on our taste in home style.


A trip to Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should be on everyone’s travel bucket list, whether you arrive in search of a world-class historic experience, an action-packed itinerary or pure relaxation.

Family Living

This beautiful 6 bedroom 6.5 bath waterfront mansion in the Easter Shores neighborhood of North Miami Beach is the perfect address for a large family ready to enjoy life together in a spacious respite with plenty of room to spread out and relax.


Ease your mind and energize your day with these quick adjustments that will add satisfaction and peace to your life and make you wonder why you’ve been stressing for so long.

Waterfront Phenomenon

The name may have changed but the menu at Seaspice, formerly Seasalt And Pepper, remains as vibrant and innovative as ever. The refreshed image has perfectly positioned the company for continued success and future expansion.

Valley of the Dolls

Clothes that connote the style transition between the ’60s and ’70s, including the daring mood of the girls who wear them.

Physical Crush

Beach-ready looks that exude confidence under the indulging rays of summer sunlight.

Aesthetically Savvy

The masters of aesthetic beauty you’re about to meet from some of the city’s top salons & spas are sure to keep you looking good no matter what season you pay them a visit.


When it comes to working out, sometimes all you need is a little motivation. These fitness professionals are on a mission to help you build the body of your dreams — one rep at a time.

Festive Mingle

Hundreds of Miami’s top real estate brokers gathered at the Aria On The Bay’s Sales Center for a “A Night Of Tango” hosted by The Melo Group and Cervera Real Estate. Guests mingled while enjoying live music, entertainment, tango dancing, cocktails and lite bites.

Creative Insights

Art lovers and real estate aficionados alike came out to the Muse Residences Sales Center for an exclusive event featuring the works of world-renowned French Glass Designer Lalique.

Foodie’s Paradise

Downtown Coral Gables launched the 8th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week with Taste Of The Gables by inviting foodies from around South Florida to experience delicious new restaurants and exciting new culinary creations while sipping, chewing and touring to their heart’s delight.


Close Up

Miami’s see and be seen social pages

Perfect Pairings

A few of Miami’s most successful Power Couples share love stories worthy of a Hollywood rom-com and secrets to a long-lasting relationship that stands the test of time.