Issue – August 2020

Miami Spirit

If one has to go through a pandemic, we can’t think of any place better to ride it out than South Florida. The Magic City is spirited, courageous and energetic as you can see from the wide variety of virtual happenings and some, though still rare, live events and experiences.

Tiki Sips

Many claim credit for creating the Mai Tai cocktail, and plenty more insist it was invented in Tahiti, but we’ve got the real low-down on one of the most famous rum drinks in the world.

Sweet Delights

The Pavlova dessert is light, lovely and ethereal, just as the ballerina for whom it’s named.

The Psyche Of Fitness

For many, being safer at home has meant whipping up an increasing number of finger lickin’ good meals in the kitchen on a daily basis. It’s also meant that fitness routines and diets have taken a back seat as we race through the pandemic with a newfound appreciation for our tastebuds and appetites. Science says you can have your cake and it too — but moderation and balance are key.

Instant Innovation

When the global pandemic that no one expected caught us off guard and threw the economy into a tailspin, many Miamians got creative and took the opportunity to launch new businesses that effortlessly meld their skills, passions and pastimes to yield ideas worth investing in.

Glimmers of Hope

Inspired by the globally acclaimed The Front Steps Project, award-winning Photographer Wioletta Bublik set out to capture Miami families during quarantine. What she documented has been an inspiration for all those following her journey on social media and around the world.


The popularity of Wioletta Biblik, a school administrator who recently reignited her passion for photography, has skyrocketed with the 100+ family portraits she posted on her IG handle @CapturesByViolet. Her viral project, #StayHomePhotoSession, has inspired families in Miami and around the world to embrace all the little moments of happiness during these trying times.

Power of Generosity

Through philanthropy, Baptist Health South Florida Foundation supports and expands Baptist Health’s ability to provide outstanding patient care, bring the latest treatments to patients and families affected by a serious illness, keep pace with the latest in technology and equipment advances, perform cutting-edge research and offer continuing educational opportunities to clinical staff.

Future of Beauty

A Miami native and entrepreneur, Carla Oliva is the Founder & CEO of DashBar, a new salon-spa concept opening in Brickell this Fall, specializing in providing the modern woman with a collective beauty bar experience that is better, quicker and easier than ever.

Sun Chaser

Chic and effortless summer looks with pops of color will keep you cool in the Miami heat.


As an emergency medicine attending physician at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Emergency Medicine Residency Associate Program Director, Mark Supino, M.D., shapes the education of young, talented physicians and delivers healthcare to the underserved population of Miami-Dade County, while doing his part to help eradicate health and socioeconomic disparities among patients of every background, ethnicity, creed, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation.

Beach Beautiful

Launched in 2005, Triya was born from three friends’ love for the beach, art and fashion. The Brazilian brand is focused on creating high-quality, fashionable beachwear, and has become known for its signature prints and daring silhouettes.

Stylish Summer

Serpui’s High Summer 2020 Collection was inspired by legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and his modern architectural design for the country’s capital, transporting people to the tropics during the golden years of Brazilian architecture.

Virtual Pediatrics

When a child needs medical care in today’s distanced world, Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Virtual Care enables families to connect with leading pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists from the comfort of home.

Global Local

During her 9-5 job, Mandy Mizell is a traveling salesperson in the pharmaceutical industry, so it was natural for her to create a travel blog. The Flohemian: Your Guide To An Offbeat Florida Lifestyle embraces a beachy Bohemian spirit while wandering the Sunshine State.

Fast Pony

When Ford introduced the Mustang, it was aimed at secretaries wanting a sporty-looking car, but not necessarily a fast car. The reintroduced Mach One clearly is not Grandma’s Mustang.

Muscle Relief

Exercise does the body good, but it can cause harm as well, leaving you feeling too achy to work out again too quickly after a workout. The Theragun Pro is ready to help ease your pains and get you back into action.

High Achievers

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest honor a girl can earn in Girl Scouts. This year, 16 girls from our community earned their Gold Award, and three are being nominated for national recognition.

Happy Days

Giving a rescue dog a home comes with a great sense of fulfillment, a feeling that becomes even stronger as you watch how they flourish when they are given the love and attention they deserve.

Timeless Classic

Considered by many horologists to be the “Most Iconic” wristwatch, Cartier’s tank watch has literally withstood the test of time, remaining as popular now as when it was introduced more than 100 years ago.

Caffeine Racer

Supercar enthusiasts and caffeine lovers have found a new obsession in the ultimate espresso maker: The show-stopping surgical stainless steel and carbon fiber Espresso Veloce RS Black Edition.

Mahogany Marvel

Vicem’s latest creation is essentially a floating version of an elite private club. Crafted of epoxy-infused mahogany with fine leather and striking marble accents, it’s the perfect way to practice “social distancing.”


As we say farewell to the summer that never was, I’m optimistic for a Fall that does NOT live up to its name.

Let the Sunshine In

Miami continued to showcase its resiliency to the world throughout the scorching hot summer months, confirming yet again that we are truly all in this together and brighter days are just on the horizon.


Cinematic Fashion Affair

Inspired by the allure of Hollywood’s Golden Age, this year’s Most Stylish finalists skillfully blend timeless elegance with a sophisticated, modern edge.

Empowered Living

Falling in love with Brickell can happen in an instant. Panorama Tower residents share how they’re living their best lives in this cosmopolitan meets tropical metropolis by the sea.