May  2017  


Happy Mother's Day!!!
Happy Memorial Day!!!

Welcome to Key Insights Newsletter. 

My father, Federico Padovan, moved our family (including grandparents) to Key Biscayne in 1973. I was raised  on the Island and left briefly to earn a BFA degree at NYU. But my heart was always here so I returned to my Island Paradise home where I am raising 4th generation Key Biscayners with my husband Donnie Hall. 

As a life-long resident and Realtor on Key Biscayne, I love sharing upcoming events and Interesting activities offered around our community for the residents and frequent visitors of our Island  Paradise and beyond. 

We also have three very lovely contributors adding their Insights as well!
To read more about me, CLICK HERE. 

I want to sincerely THANK all of you for the wonderful feedback and interest in participating in my newsletter!!!

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Grapetree Townhomes 
Unit 209
 Unit 410 
Towers Condominium 
Unit A1106

FOR RENT- available NOW!
Grapetree Townhomes
Unit 304, newly renovated, unfurnished, 2/2.5: $3500
Unit 412, extended floor plan, furnished, 2/2.5: $3800
Unit 312, large patio, furnished, 2/2.5: $4000

155 Sunrise Drive
Unit 3A, all renovated, unfurnished, 2/2: $2950

Key Colony Oceansound
  Unit 205, huge floorplan, unfurnished, 2/2: $3950

Le Phare 
Unit 47, rare one story unit, unfurnished, full 2/2: $2600

Commercial Wharehouse at 2517 NW 74th Ave
Unit C5, great location near MIA, over 5000sf: $3995

Call Us For All Your Rental Needs!!!
(replacing Key Ride)
Hours of operation:
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday 
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
Please contact the Key Biscayne Community Foundation at if you have questions or need more information.
2017 Miami New Times Brew at the Zoo
Zoo Miami - 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami, FL

New Times 8th Annual Brew at the Zoo is back! Miami's largest beer festival returns to Zoo Miami on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.*  Guests will enjoy food and 100+ local, international and craft beers. Every ticket will give you that amazing zoo experience Zoo Miami has to offer. With your Brew at the Zoo ticket, you will get free entry into the zoo prior to the event. Explore the zoo before indulging in your favorite brews!
SUNDAY, MAY 14TH, 2016
BTRAIN at The Square on Key Biscayne!!!
First class is free!!! 

Key Biscayne Community Church

355 Glenridge Road Key Biscayne


May 3, 10, 17, 24

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


The Key Biscayne Farmer's Market takes place every Saturday at the Key Biscayne's Community Church with local farmers coming to the Key to sell their fresh goods!
For more info call (305) 361-2411
Free & Open to the public
Food Trucks Every Thursday in May!!!
May 4, 11, 18, 25
Right Across from Mast Academy!!!
(weather permitting)
Every Thursday enjoy great food, DJ music & bounce houses for the kids! Brought to you by Miami Food Trucks Events and Moty's Grill. 
Great event for all ages ... family fun!

Friday, May 19th to Sunday May 21st
9am to 5pm
Fruit and Spice Park
24801 S.W. 187th Ave. 
Homestead, FL 33031
Truly the largest annual orchid show in the U.S. featuring educational exhibits and orchid vendors. An American Orchid Society judged event that showcases various types of orchids, plant and supplies for sale. Hear lectures, try your look at one of the many raffles and taste an assortment of delectable treats from around the world.
Admission: $10

From March 18 to March 25, 2017, Key Biscayne residents Geysa Guarconi, Carla Conti, Mirelle Volka and Ines Lozano went to Ile-a-Vache, Haiti to visit Ecole du Village, the school sponsored by Flying High for Haiti. They went to visit the houses that FHFH rebuilt after the hurricane and brought them donations of bedding, clothes and money for the orphanage with 90 children that have disabilities. They also donated 100 solar puffs since the community does not have electricity. An analysis of the next houses that have to be reconstructed was made.  

Join the Vil lage of Key Biscayne and the Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce for a fun-filled day designed to bring families together to have fun, while learning about the different businesses in the community. 
Co-organized by the Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce and Komuns.
MONDAY, MAY 29TH, 2017
Last Friday of Every Month!
May 26, 2017    7 - 11PM
Domino Plaza, at SW 15th Ave & 8th St.
Join us in celebrating Viernes Cultural/Cultural Friday. Little Havana's popular art and culture festival is a great event for the whole family. Enjoy music and discover works by local artists and artisans in and around our iconic Domino Plaza on SW 8th Street and SW 15th Avenue, and behold contemporary and historic artworks at our many fine art galleries along Calle Ocho. Finish off your fabulous Friday night by savoring a delicious dinner at one of our various restaurants, boasting cuisine from all over the world. Come dance, eat, shop and enjoy a delightful evening in Little Havana!
Grapetree Townhome for RENT!!!!
CALL Federico 305-338-8340
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By Paola Padovan, e-PRO, CLHMS, CAM
"...With Prince's death I thought of a SUPERSTAR that I DID indeed have to privilege to not only meet, but also sell her a beautiful condo in Aventura.
 The only problem is that, at the time, I did not know who she was..."
Every Parent Should Read This Book!
Most parents will do just about anything to secure happy lives and bright futures for their kids. Add in competition with other parents and near-constant pressure, their drive to give their kids the best of everything can backfire, setting back the child  and  the household finances. 
Spring is a time of renewal and rejuvenation.  To some spring cleaning may mean cleaning out closets and cabinets, but it also is a good time to get the cobwebs out and rejuvenate your relationship. Are you putting in effort and showing appreciation in your relationship? Are you taking it for granted? Do you treat each other the same as you did when you first met?  
Try these 10 tips to reconnect with your loved one this season.

1- Find an activity to do together. Some people spend more time with their tennis partner than their romantic partner. Whether it is a game, a sport, or a hobby, learning something new together will have you be more connected.

2- Do something unexpected and special for your partner. Be creative. Take out old photo albums, open up a bottle of wine, and reminisce.

3- Have conversation. Get to know each other instead of being busy with others. Let your partner know that you value his/her opinions and ideas. And, please put electronics away when together. Do not let "technoference" into your relationship.

4- Spend time together.  There are everyday opportunities: eat dinner together, take walk together, watch a movie together, and even go to bed at the same time. Getaways can also help you reconnect. Whether it is an overnight or a few weeks away, a vacation together will definitely rejuvenate your relationship.

5- Have sex.  Need I say more?

6- Pursue a common cause. Let your passion grow together as you work on something that brings more meaning and purpose to  your lives.

7- Compliment each other. Do you treat each other better than you treat your co-workers, friends, strangers? Say something nice to each other at least once a day. And stop complaining!

8-  Apologize. Take accountability and work on resolving conflicts effectively. Just attack the problem not the person. It's always better to be happy than right. (You can't be right all the time.)   

9- Show appreciation. We tend to take for granted those we are closest to. Say "thank you" to your partner for the many things they do for you. Show appreciation to your partner for routine activities and chores.

10- Couple's counseling. Psychotherapy is an effective way to help you reconnect with your partner. By improving communication and gaining insight, you can strengthen your bond with your partner. Counseling allows you to explore relationship challenges and possible solutions in a safe and confidential environment.
By Dr. Ronda Fuchs
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Inner Universe
Raising the vibration of the planet 
One inspiration at a time

Your Drop Matters

Not long ago, I wrote about the significance of random acts of kindness (RAK) and I want to shed yet another perspective on the subject. Our world is begging for more RAK and a place in the spotlight given the horrific events spread all over the news on a daily basis. We must remember that bad new sells and that historically, fear has been used as the ultimate tactic to control the masses. One day, the news will shed light on all the good deeds humanity does every day. That will be the norm and gone will be the days of a fear-riddled media.
     In the meantime, remember the amazing ripple effect your RAK has on the planet whether noticed or unnoticed. We are a collective conscience of energy and the kinder the act, the higher the vibration for all of us to enjoy. If you ever wonder whether your heartfelt actions make any difference in this vast and intricate world, the answer is an astounding yes! Not only will you feel better along with the people around you, but you will magnetically attract more abundance, love and joy in your life. Kindness needs not a degree in in rocket science to be exercised. Our inherent human connection to one another begs that we support each other in order to thrive and survive. The teacher that spends the extra time with the struggling student, the neighbor who gives an elderly couple a hand unloading groceries or the nurse that goes beyond the call of duty with patients makes ripple effects that go beyond what meets the eye.
     Your drop in the bucket of life matters and we are all better because of it. Your genuine gesture here may end up having an impact on the other side of the planet that can change the course of history. Now that's what I call empowering news! How many ripple effects have you made today? Collectively, we can make an ocean of difference.
To access any of my previous messages, please click here.
Remember, they're brief yet insightful, and easy to share.

By Ana Tootle

In my former business life of being a personal trainer and Pilates instructor, I would often tell my clients, "you can learn and do this all on your own... what you pay me for is to keep you accountable". They would often nod, smile and pay for another batch of training.
Accountability is what keeps us true to our word, committed to our vision, and moving in the direction of our desires. When we lose site, don't' follow through, and lack the contract connectivity, we have lost all sense of accountability. Often if not all the time, when we lose accountability, we end up hurting ourselves.  If you find that repeatedly, you lack the commitment to yourself, to hold your words, for your own greatness to flourish, you may need an accountability partner.
Success rates increase when women exercise with a friend. Why? It gets you're a** to the gym, to the running course and out the door. Same sentiment holds true for those that are struggling in business to move ahead, follow through and finally create their dreams.
Here are some ways to create an accountability relationship.
  1. WHO // If you look at your current circle of business friends, which friend is also going through the same scenario. Is there a friend stuck in the murky waters of not following through? Is there a friend that constantly shares her dreams but constantly stops short of moving forward? This is not the person to ask to be your accountability partner. You are looking for someone that is the opposite, that will be your rock. Look within your circle and locate the one person that always nails what they say they are going to do. Which person is a no BS kind of person, lacking sugar in sweet talk and says it like it is? This will be your business and live accountability savior.
  2. WHAT // You have located your rock star partner and now need to muster up the words to do the ask. "Will you be my accountability partner for 6 weeks, once a week? I value and respect you and need your help". That is all you have to say.
  3. HOW // How will this work? Create a 6-week plan of all the things you are going to tackle. And add every little thing business and life related. Share that list with your accountability partner and tell them you have made a commitment to do all of the specified items in 6 weeks. Select a same time, same day, same way agreement so that its in each of your calendars for the entire 6-week timeframe. Ex. 6 pm, every Wednesday for the next 6 weeks.
HOMEWORK // Every single day for the next 6 weeks you will work on each item you noted. If it only 2 min, 20 min or 2 hours, every day you will work towards every single goal. Whether our steps are small or large, it's important that they always lead in the same direction without any pause. This is the only way you step towards your dreams. Accountability to yourself, and your greatness are just steps away.
Here is a worksheet to walk you through the steps - 

We invite you to visit daily for the best advice and inspiration. Be sure to connect with your local FemCity community and attend one of our FEM Marketplaces, too [a.k.a. Girls' Night Out Events]. We know firsthand what it's like to be in business for yourself, and the kinds of bumps you might encounter along the way. FemCity was specifically designed to make your journey less turbulent and to help you "have it all" (insert your own definition here).
FemCity : A world where women prosper together.

By Violette de Ayala
Violette is a resident of Key Biscayne and the Founder of FemCity [a global online and local community for women entrepreneurs]. She is also a small business expert, writer and mother of three. A serial entrepreneur with 20-plus years of experience, Violette is passionate about supporting women entrepreneurs through business growth, big vision strategies and positivity. For more inspiration and business tips, visit and

Special Thanks for SHARED INSIGHTS!!!!

Big Thanks to
Ronda Fuchs
Ana Angel Tootle and 
Violette de Ayala
for sharing their KEY INSIGHTS!

I am very happy to announce that I have completed the requirements for the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation from the Institute for Home Luxury Marketing. Because I have documented performance in the top 10% of Residential Sales in my Market, I have further qualified for the Million Dollar Guild designation!


The Village of Key Biscayne has a text notification system  available. 
   It will notify you about...

  • and OTHER UGENT and EMERGENCY situations
    Here is a link! Simply CLICK HERE   so you too can receive these critical and timely advisories from the VINS (Village Information and Notification System) emergency text messaging alert service. In the event of an emergency, a text message will be sent to the cell number that you specify and/or your email address.
DID YOU KNOW that the Village of Key Biscayne is a  certified acceptance facility for U.S. passport applications? 
 As a courtesy to our residents, this service is offered by the Parks and Recreation Department at the Community Center, located at 10 Village Green Way, second floor.
Rules, downloadable forms, fees, travel advisories and other information are available at the  U.S. State Department passport web page (CLICK HERE).  Please review this website to obtain all of the necessary information to complete your passport application.
For additional information or to make an appointment, call
 (305) 365-8953. 
Monday to Friday   9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR®

REALTORS® aren't just agents. They're professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This is the REALTOR® difference for home buyers!

If you are looking for a very experienced REALTOR, Contact Paola Padovan today to get your free Comparative Market Analysis and or a list of what is available for rent or sale. Paola has been serving her community for over 25 years and she is more than eager to serve you as well. 

Padovan Realty is a  family owned, full-service Residential Real Estate firm was established in 1991 making them the most experienced boutique Real Estate Firm on Key Biscayne. 

Contact Paola at: 305 915-4044 or visit  
or click Padovan Realty Corp.
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Just visit MY WEBSITE and check off the features you're looking for.  Whenever a home matching your criteria hits the market, it'll be automatically flagged and emailed to you so you'll never have to worry about missing your dream home.

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