Issue – September/October 2012

The Social Home

The folks at Biaggi Cucina are out to redefine the heart of the home in a city known for its cutting-edge vibe, multi-cultural population and modern, innovative interiors.

BRICKELL MAGAZINE’S 2012 Dressed for Success

Introducing The Magic City’s Best Dressed Professionals

Savvy Respite

If you’re looking to breathe new life into your bedroom, take a look at these picks sure to make you enter a dreamlike state before and after your head hits the pillow.


Meet the people who are shaping the future of business with every handshake, transaction and bottom line. The passion, attitude, outlook and savvy they all share has yielded an ingrained need to succeed no matter what the consequences. These inspirational visionaries are some of the top leaders of today and tomorrow who will inspire, motivate and in many cases complement the very goals that keep you going. After all, business is all about who you know, isn’t it?

Culture Style

If you’re a stylish guy living in The Magic City who refuses to trade comfort for fashion, a guayabera shirt is probably a staple in your wardrobe. If you need a little more inspiration to amp up your closet, check out these essential looks for any season.


Don’t let the never-ending trend reports and runway overviews overwhelm you this season! When it comes to fashion, it’s all about being educated about how best to cater your look to your body, personality and personal style

Pedal Pushers

The young owners of Tropical Pedicabs are out to change Miami’s transportation landscape on ride at a time — and they’re having a blast in the process.

Easy Riding

This October, Coral Gables opens its streets to pedal-pushers of all shapes and sizes as they celebrate the 2nd Annual Bike Day, a great way to combine new friends, fitness and fun.

Age Busters

In our hurry to look younger faster, we forget one of the most important factors: taking some time out to treat ourselves. Dr. Juan J. Remos helps us find the balance we need.

Fast Times

With its light aluminum body, monster engine, and hot drop-top style, the 2013 Mercedes SL63 AMG Roadster is made for having a blast

Scary Good

Pumpkins are a seasonal favorite for fall decorating — but they don’t just make great doorstops. They’re also a delicious addition to your dinner. This season, give one of these pumpkin-themed recipes a try. For all these dishes, we recommend roasting the pumpkin, de-seeded and cut into chunks, at 400 F until tender (about an hour), then scooping out the flesh

Outside Stride

Who says you can’t take it with you? These fitness tools can easily join you just about anywhere you go — or give you some workout options in a home too space-strapped for full-size equipment

Necessary Hues

This fall, Chanel Makeup goes back to basics with an inspired collection of stunning, timeless colors that will complement just about any complexion in style

Smooth Moves

Let’s face it: In the dating game, not all of us are always star performers. Take your tactics up a notch with these tips from Executive Dating Coach Melissa Malka.

$ave It!

Even when we’re living high, there’s always some big-ticket item we fall asleep at night dreaming about. Make that dream a reality by trying one of these clever ways to put away cash.

Mediterranean Inspirations

It’s the cradle of Western civilization, and still a source of powerful inspiration to some of the world’s finest watchmakers. Check out this pair of stunningly different timepieces, each a brilliant tribute to the Mediterranean world.

Cultural Splendor

If you’re looking for a truly beautiful autumn foliage experience, enjoy it in the heart of the world’s most stunning Old-World-meets-New World locale: Quebec City.

City Captures

Miami: Visually Speaking is photographer Kiko Ricote’s love letter to the city he calls home — and an conversation-starting addition to any coffeetable book collection.

Ahoy, Matey!

Feel like you need a little more seafarin’ spirit in your life? Claim these Thomas Paul Scrimshaw plates as part of your home décor booty.

Outside Influence

It’s no longer just international buyers who have their sights set on Miami’s high-end market.

Bridging Gaps

Living well means keeping both the mind and the body tuned and in balance. You’ve probably already heard of well-known practices such as yoga and tai chi. Here are 3 more techniques to try

Smart Renting

The Brickell rental market for residential properties has been extremely active over the past year and many experts say that the trend will continue into the next year, but with a high rate of rentals, some landlord-tenant disputes are inevitable.

Finishing Touch

When it comes to truly elegant menswear, it’s all in the details: fine fabrics, careful stitching — and, of course, a perfect fit.

The 411

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

Manners Matter

When it comes to etiquette, it’s important to always work from the outside in. Herewith: The importance of good manners at the table and beyond.


For bartender Elizabeth Toranzo of Brickell’s popular Dolores…But You Can Call Me Lolita, the secret to her success behind the bar has less to do with the types of ingredients she uses to mix up her signature cocktails and more to do with what she calls each of her buzz-inducing creations.

Inside Cider

If you’ve grown accustomed to the same old drink options at your local watering hole, step outside your comfort zone and gulp on a new kind of buzz as you discover the wonderful, refreshing world of hard ciders.

Road impact

If you’re looking for a great combination of space, power and sophistication on the road this season, check out these hot SUVs ready to take you from Point A to Point B in style

Realty Forefront

Find out how Linette Guerra and the team at La Playa Properties can make all your real estate dreams come true no matter what you’re in the market for today, tomorrow and forever.

Aesthetic Occasion

Vizcayne hosted a poolside soiree called “Mid Summer Affair” where Colombian designer Liliana Montoya showcased her MONTOYA Mermaids Collection.

The Sexiest Awards

Our Editor-in-Chief, Jorge Arauz, was crowned “Miami’s Sexiest Editor” during an awards presentation by Epiphany Events that was aired on The Best Of South Florida and The CW.

Spa Perfect

Waxmee Salon & Spa celebrated their 10th Anniversary with clients and guests attending the aesthetically pleasing event.

Banking Bash

Sabadell Bank & Trust recently celebrated the grand opening of a new Miami office in the Sabadell Financial Center on Brickell Ave. Over 300 clients and guests were on hand to enjoy the festivities.

Grand Groundbreaking

Miami’s top elected officials, real estate professionals and business elite gathered to celebrate the official groundbreaking of BrickellHouse in Downtown Miami.

Artistic Insights

The latest installment of the Contemporary Series featured painting, sculpture, installations, photography, collages and lightboxes from artists working in Austria, Colombia, Cuba, Greece, Mexico, Spain, Turkey, UK, the U.S. & Venezuela.

Moving & Shaking

Social Buzz TV held their first Brickell Buzz Networking event hosted by Fabulous Miami at TuCandela Bar.

Network Away!

Bâoli Miami &The Luxury Network Florida recently hosted a private cocktail evening and hors d’oeuvres “Meet & Greet” event for some of the city’s top professionals.

City Living

Newgard Development Group, the developer of Miami’s BrickellHouse condominium, celebrated the official grand opening of its new state-of-the-art sales gallery on Brickell Ave. in Downtown Miami.


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.

Close Up

Miami’s see and be seen social pages