Welcome to Key Insights Newsletter
DECEMBER 2017 Edition!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
This issue is chock-full of many great events happening in December, including various excellent ART BASEL 2017 info sites and great online guides to help celebrate New Year's Eve 2017 in style!
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.
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.
We also have three lovely contributors sharing their insights as well! Please see their monthly articles at the bottom of each newsletter.
I want to sincerely THANK all of you for the wonderful feedback and interest in participating in our Newsletter
last 2 years!!!
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STILL NEEDS OUR HELP!!!
United For Puerto Rico
The first lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló, has teamed up with corporate behemoths like Coca Cola, Walmart and Burger King to help provide aid to hurricane victims. You can donate to this campaign
Somos Una Voz
Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez have created SOMOS UNA VOZ, an alliance of artists working together to rush food, shelter, medicine, power and communications to those in need from the effects of recent natural disasters. You can donate to this campaign HERE.
Unidos: A Relief Fund for Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico
The Hispanic Federation, along with New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio and U.S. Reps. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) and Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.), set up this fund. One hundred percent of proceeds will go to hurricane relief and recovery efforts. You can donate to their campaign
World Vision and Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean has committed to match donations up to $1 million to aid Hurricane Relief efforts.
Supporting Royal Caribbean Hurricane Irma & Maria Relief. You can donate to their campaign
ART BASEL 2017
December 7-10, 2017
Overview by ArtBasel.com
Guide to Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 By TimeOut Miami
Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 Party Guide By Miami New Times
The Ultimate Guide to Miami Art Week Satelite Fairs
Miami Art Week Events Guide by SocialMiami.com
PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU.
BUT WILL THEY FIND YOU?
Key Biscayne's Personal and Business Phone Book
Distributed to all Residents and Businesses
Special Sections: Meet Your Neighbors
| Key Biscayne Historical & Heritage Society
Place your ad now. Don't be left out.
Deadline November 30, 2017
The Directory is the Lions Club's primary source of funds for Charitable and Community Service activities.
This year the Lions Club is also designated funds for hurricane disaster relief.
On Key Biscayne, whenever there is a community need, people say "Call the Lions Club."
The Key Biscayne Lions Club Personal & Business Directory has been published annually for 56 years.
For more information call Nora Camejo at 305-361-7064
GREAT HOLIDAY EVENTS AROUND TOWN
AT A GLANCE...
*LIGHTHOUSE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION AT BILL BAGGS
*TOY TOWN HOLIDAY PARTY AT THE SQUARE
260 Crandon Blvd #43 Key Biscayne 4-7pm,
*CHRISTMAS FAMILY EVENT- KB PRESBYTERIAN SCHOOL
160 Harbor Drive Key Biscayne 5-8pm
*TREE LIGHTING AND SANTA'S PARK CORAL GABLES
*FESTIVAL OF TREES SEASON KICKOFF- DEERING ESTATE
*ZOO LIGHTS AT ZOO MIAMI
12400 SW 152nd St, Miami various dates and times
*WINTERFEST EVE 2017 KEY BISCAYNE
Village Green 400 Crandon Blvd 6-10pm
*RITZ CARLTON 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS STARTS
455 Grand Bay Dr, Key Biscayne various times CLICK HERE
*MIRACLE AT SCHENLEY PARK
*ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING & COCO VILLAGE- COCOWALK
*CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AT KB COMMUNIT CHURCH
*WINTERFEST 2017 KEY BISCAYNE
Village Green 400 Crandon Blvd 4-7:30pm
*MERCY HOSPITAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
*JACK FROST HAPPY HOUR KICK OFF- THE CONRAD
*MISTLETOE AND MARTINIS AT DEERING ESTATE
*ST. CHRISTOPHERS BY-THE-SEA CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
*LIGHTS ON THE BAY BOAT PARADE BILL BAGGS
No Name Harbor 1200 Crandon Boulevard 6-8:30pm
*A HOLIDAY EVENING AT VIZCAYA VILLAGE
*FESTIVAL OF TREES EVENING STROLL- DEERING ESTATE
*NEW TIMES SIPS & SWEETS: MIAMI'S HOLIDAY PARTY
Miami Auto Museum 2000 NE146th Street 7:30-11PM
*THE NUTCRACKER PRESENTED BY MIAMI CITY BALLET Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Blvd, 2pm CLICK HERE
Friends of Cape Florida
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
BILL BAGGS LIGHTHOUSE
For more info call
GIRALDA UNDER THE STARS!!!!
Friday, December 1, 2017
7 - 10pm
Now that the wonderful Giralda Plaza is open,
Downtown Coral Gables & Miracle Mile
are bringing back a neighborhood favorite: Giralda Under the Stars!
Every first Friday of the month from November - April 2018, the community promenade will come alive with outdoor dining and jive to the rhythm of local bands. Make sure to come early and fill those bellies with the delicious local eats of Restaurant Row's vibrant selection of eateries.
Stay for a magical night for the whole family and look out for the night's musical lineup!
*We also highly suggest to rsvp at your favorite restaurant to ensure seating. Please note, reservations procedures varies by restaurant.
BISCAYNE NATURE CENTER
Saturday December 2, 2017
Biscayne Nature Center
6767 Crandon Blvd Key Biscayne
Looking for a great way to help out in your community and earn volunteer service hours, too?
Join children, teens and adults in a volunteer eco-restoration project to keep Bear Cut Preserve healthy and clean. Learn about how plastic pollution is affecting our ecosystems and learn ways to reduce your impact on the environment. Pack a lunch and stay for an idyllic afternoon at the beach!
in Front of the Community Center
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Join us for a weekend of rides, live music, excellent food, photos with Santa and much more!
Saturday, December 2, 2017 6PM-10PM
"Saturday evening is the more adult-oriented portion of Winterfest, with plenty of food and drink on sale from local restaurants, and great music on the mainstage."
Sunday, December 3, 2017 4PM-7PM
"The lineup: 4 p.m., Flip Out Workout; 4:15, St. Agnes Choir; 4:30, Santa arrives; 4:35, CenterTone; 4:45, Hip Hop; 5:15, Pilates Zone; 5:25 American Gymsters; 5:40, Maria Verdeja Dance; 6:05, tree lighting; 6:10, Mood Teen Dance; and 6:20, Broadway Dance."
WYNWOOD BREWING COMPANY
4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
565 NW 24th St, Miami
Saturday, December 2 at 12 PM - 10 PM
Family friendly activities will begin at noon, featuring a local marketplace, kid-friendly entertainment, dunk tanks and more. Starting at 5pm, party guests will enjoy the melodies and tunes of
. As the evening moves on, so will the four-piece, "post-blues," hybrid with a high motor and bottomless soul blues guys from
. Then to close the night, the fresh reggae grooves from
call for unity and higher loving vibrations.
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Laser Fridays at
Friday, December 1 and 15, 2017
7pm - 1am
Phillip and Patricia Frost
Museum of Science
101 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
Starting in October, you can catch our laser light shows twice a month in the Frost Planetarium-permanently. On the first and third Friday, we'll be rocking out with a retro throwback to the classic laser light spectacles you know and love. From Pink Floyd to Daft Punk, we're fusing music from some of the greatest artists of our time with old-school laser light visuals-all under the Planetarium's 67-foot dome.
Note: Laser shows rotate throughout the year, as each event has a different lineup. Check the schedule below for upcoming dates.
Cost: $10 per adult; $8 per child.
12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 2,
4 pm - 6 pm
Annual Sand Tree Lighting and Gingerbread House Unveiling Complimentary
* Complimentary with the donation of an unwrapped toy(s) to beneﬁt children aﬀected by Hurricane Irma
Breakfast with Santa
Sunday, December 3,
1 am - 11 am
Breakfast Buﬀet, Pictures with Santa and Tales from the North Pole
$59 per adult/$39 per child, plus tax and gratuity
Polar Express Monday, December 4, 6 pm - 8 pm
Movie, Crafts and PJs encouraged! $25 per child, plus tax and gratuity
Season of Giving Tuesday, December 5, 4 pm - 6 pm
Build-Your-Own Holiday Monkeys Keep One and One Will Beneﬁt Alliance for Kids Organization $30 per participant
Hot Cocoa & Movie Night Wednesday, December 6, 6 pm - 8 pm
Movie Under the Stars, Popcorn & Chocolate Bar
$25 per child, plus tax and gratuity
Holiday Beauty & Glam Event Thursday, December 7, 6 pm - 9 pm
Shopping, Giveaways, Featured Designers, Bubbly and More!
*Prices a la carte
Christmas Movie & Magic Friday, December 8, 6 pm - 8 pm
Magic Show, Children's Buffet Dinner & Viewing of the Movie Frozen
$65 per child, plus tax and gratuity
Holly Jolly Arts & Crafts Saturday, December 9, 10 am - 9 pm
Buffet Dinner and Holiday Activities *Complimentary to registered hotel guests
Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Sunday, December 10, 11 am - 1 pm
Gingerbread Cookie Decorating and Lunch Buffet
$65 per child, plus tax and gratuity
Reindeer Games Monday, December 11, 4 pm - 5 pm
Family Tennis Clinic $20 per adult/$15 per child
A Season of Memories Tuesday, December 12, 5 pm - 6 pm
Pictures with Santa Claus $25 per picture
or complimentary with a purchase in any restaurant
12th Night Celebration Wednesday, December 13, 4 pm - 6 pm
Enjoy Christmas Caroling Throughout the Resort and More!
*Complimentary to registered hotel guests
AT THE KEY BISCAYNE COMMUNITY CHURCH
Sunday, December 3, 2017 1-5pm
Tis the season...
To put your home on the market!
That's right! With the coming of the holiday season to all, in South Florida so come potential buyers. While winter in most parts of the world means frigid cold nights, we in South Florida enjoy wonderful weather that allows us to play on the beaches by day and party through the nights with a plethora of entertainment options.
"High Season" as it is often called, runs from January to April and it's when hotel rates climb and restaurants and beaches get crowded. Each year the season seems to get started earlier than the previous year and 2017-18 season is starting off in early December with Art Basel! Locally on Key Biscayne we kickoff the season with the Bill Baggs Lighthouse and Toytown Holiday events on Friday, December 1st. So get ready, because here come the snow birds, vacationers and travelers. They are coming in by the millions to South Florida!
With all these people in town it's a great time to showcase your home. Put it on the market and take advantage of all the potential buyers. Or rent it out short term to make top dollar rental income! And if you are considering buying, selling or renting, look no further than Padovan Realty. This 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 Padovan, Broker, e-PRO, CAM, CHLMS 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 ready to SAVE YOU MONEY!
2nd Saturday Monthly Beach Cleanup
Saturday, December 9, 2107
Invite your friends and family on the 2nd Saturday of every month and give back to our beaches that we enjoy all year with these monthly beach clean up. All tools will be provided along with snacks for all volunteers!
After cleaning, enjoy a relaxing afternoon at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.
For more information, please call Asstistant Park Manager Lu Dodson, 305-970-2559.
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CORAL GABLES WALKING MY NEIGHBORHOOD
Saturday, December 9, 2017
The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Curious about the enchanting neighborhood surrounding the beautiful Biltmore Hotel? You are invited to join us on an old fashioned holiday walk through the historic streets of Coral Gables.
Strolling past distinctive homes and churches, plazas and parks, you'll get a sense of the joy of living in this City Beautiful. You will peer into the windows of the oldest house in Coral Gables and learn why it is built around a shack. You'll see the honeymoon cottage of the city's founder and find out why it was built with no kitchen. And, thanks to your local guide, you'll learn about some of the little known yet fascinating aspects of life in the Gables only a local would know.
Your promenade through the Gables streets will include numerous photo opportunities. Ending your walk back at The Biltmore, the richness of the experience will have made our neighborhood your neighborhood, too.
Afterwards, we will convene at your Dragonfly Expeditionary Club's headquarters in the Biltmore Corporate Suites for a little Eggnog!
Free parking is available on the right hand-side of the hotel
The tour will start promptly at 6:00pm
We will meet in the Lower Lobby of the Biltmore Hotel
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e season for giving!
The Key Biscayne Yacht Cub is
an official drop-off location for Toys For Tots through December 9th.
Please drop off NEW unwrapped toys to 180 Harbor Drive
Tuesday - Saturday from 9am to 5pm
Please help make the Holidays happy for many less fortunate children!
Toys For Tots is a Top-Rated Charity
Over 97% of
your donations goes to our mission of providing toys, books, and other gifts to less fortunate children.
Less than 3% is spent on fundraising and overhead.
The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is directed by the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, with the assistance of his staff, from the Marine Forces Reserve Headquarters in New Orleans, Louisiana.
metropolitan school will be adding a separate brand new preschool campus in January, 2018!!!
Last Friday of Every Month!
Friday, December 29, 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!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
Food Trucks Every Thursday!!!
Right Across from Mast Academy!!!
Brought to you by Miami Food Trucks Events and Moty's Grill.
Great event for all ages ... family fun!
KEY BISCAYNE FARMER'S MARKET
Key Biscayne Community Church
355 Glenridge Road Key Biscayne
EVERY SATURDAY 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
SAVE THE DATE!!!
BISCAYNE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INSTALLATION CELEBRATION!
Key Biscayne Yacht Club
180 Harbor Drive Key Biscayne
Thursday, January 18th, 2018
(come early to enjoy a beautiful sunset on the bay)
The Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce will install its new Chair, Paola Padovan, and new Board of Directors at a ceremony and party on January 18th, 2018!!!
$20 pre-paid, $25 at door- Includes hors d'oeuvres and one glass of wine or beer.
Co-Hosted by the Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce and Hotwire Communications.
13th ANNUAL ROTARY KEY BISCAYNE WINE AND FOOD FEST
Friday, January 26, 2018
6:00pm - 11:00pm
The Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne
It is our pleasure to announce that the 13th Annual ROTARY KEY BISCAYNE WINE & FOOD FEST will be held on Friday, January 26th 2018, from 6:00pm to 11:00pm at The Rusty Pelican. The evening's proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation (RCKBF) and its affiliated charities for adults and children.
This year a very exciting and interesting showdown will take place... Thirteen different wines from the New World will compete against the same varietals from the Old World to earn recognition as "Best of Show" in each class. A lovely Italian Prosecco will be offered upon arrival to "season the palate" for the wonderful wines to follow.
Shari Gherman, president of the American Fine Wine Competition & Charity Wine Gala, is our wine director again this year. Four other noted wine professionals, Patrick Sullivan, wine educator; Wendy Rosano, Sommelier and wine director at Terra Fiamma in Delray Beach; Roberto Colombi, Sommelier and GM of The Blue in the Boca Raton Resort, and Henry Barrow, Wine Educator, will complete the professional Judging panel.
All presented wines have been graciously supplied by Strategic Importers and will be available for sale at the event through Wine Wave, our official wine retailer. Wine Wave will coordinate all orders, payment, delivery and pick-up, and will donate 10 percent of sale proceeds to the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation. A variety of food delicacies prepared by several prominent South Florida restaurants are included in the price of admission.
Rotary's collaboration continues with the Arc of South Florida, a Miami-based non-profit helping adults and children with mental disabilities. Their members will organize the details of the evening and receive part of the proceeds to fund its programming.
Additionally, the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation has designated proceeds to benefit Fundacion manos Del Sur's educational work with program to promote healthcare and disease prevention offered through The Nobis Foundation and the Rotary Club of Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Rather than each organization holding an independent fund raising event, The Arc of South Florida and Fundación Manos Del Sur will work together with Rotary to offer attendees not only a wonderful evening, but an opportunity to support different efforts in our community. The Rotary Club is pursuing matching grants from the local Rotary District and Rotary International to further leverage the charitable impact of this event.
$75 Early Bird through January 19th; $85 at the door.
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The Holiday Season is Here!
For many it is joyous (and stressful.) For others, it is filled with sadness and loss . This may be the first holiday season without your children, without your significant other, or without your family. The following tips may help brighten this holiday season.
1) Be Proactive - Make plans with friends or other people who are alone during the holidays. Being proactive by making plans, rather than waiting for an invitation, gives you some degree of control and assures that you will not be alone.
2) Volunteer - The positive feeling you get from sharing and giving to others goes a long way. There are numerous opportunities to volunteer during the holidays. As a bonus, you will be meeting others who enjoy the act of giving.
3) Pamper yourself - Go to a spa, travel, shop, play golf, go to a ballet; it is ok to self-indulge.
4) Self-reflection - Where have you been and where do you want to be? Take the time to establish goals for upcoming year.
5) Exercise - Feel energized and look fit! Nature's way to combat the blues!
6) Humor - Studies show that laughter also combats the blues! You can watch a funny movie, play, or series, and your mood will improve.
7) Emotional Support - A psychotherapist can help you deal with your feelings of sadness, loss, and anxiety, and can offer appropriate coping strategies.
Wishing you joy during the holidays and all days!
By Dr. Ronda Fuchs
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Feel Good Foods & Thoughts
Nourishing palate and soul
Sure, this is the time of year when we're encouraged to reflect on all our blessings and give thanks for what we treasure in our lives. There is no doubt that gratitude brings plenitude. Whatever you focus on grows, so gratitude is a habit worth pursuing this Holiday Season and beyond.
What kind of thankfulness are you practicing? Is it the kind of appreciation that you "should" be exercising regarding such issues such as health, family and so on? Is it the type of gratefulness that gives you the sense of feeling lucky by chance? Think closely because there is a delicate difference worth considering. You see, many people feel that perhaps their good fortune has more to do with their fate than their worthiness to receive abundance, and therein lies the difference. Luck comes from a vibration of chance and "oh thank goodness I made it" and conceivably making you feel guilty about the other poor souls who have another fate. This sentiment is in contrast to the feeling of merit where you attract your favorable circumstances more so because you are in alignment with greater gifts the universe has to offer. The latter feels better and sure-footed.
These Holidays let's showcase and celebrate our blessings not because we happened to get the lottery ticket of a better life over other people, but more so because our lives and our daily practices are in alliance with all the abundance the universe has to offer us. Happy Holidays!!!
By Ana Tootle
Feel Good Foods and Thoughts
How To Stay Healthy During The Holidays
The holidays are filled with doses of extra love and family. Along with the abundance of gratitude, there may be opportunities for an overindulgence of food as well. This is a challenging time of the year for most and the goal to be healthy may start to stray away.
A FEM recently asked me for tips on how I get through the holiday season in a healthy way. I start the holiday season with the acceptance that food and beverages will be on display perhaps daily. As a result, I consciously set my intentions on the holiday spirit of people and not on the consumption aspect of the season. The shift into healthiness starts at this point for me.
When I focus on the beauty of the season and the magical moments with friends and loved ones, the focus on the excess diminishes. When we focus on the real magic of the season, food may be the catalyst but it's not the purpose and reason for it all.
My intention is to help you keep health on the mind while enjoying the true purpose of the holiday season.
Here are 5 tips to help you get through the holiday season in the healthiest ways. [FemCity Global FEMs shared their tips as well]
YUM YUM FOOD:
Give yourself permission to enjoy the specialty foods and cocktails. However, the best method for moments when you are engulfed in fragrant recipes, is to eat small and tiny bites. There is no grand benefit to eating until you feel ill or start to suffer from stomach pains. Try to keep your stomach in an "un-stuffed" state with light eating and grazing vs large plates of overstuffed servings.
Rebecca Borges, our FemCity Chicago President, shared " hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Water helps to ward off big appetites and has proven to reduce food consumption of the masses."
THE E WORD:
I know my calorie intake will surpass the norm in the upcoming weeks and as a result, my workout time will also increase. Not only does it help with keeping my fitness level up but also my stress levels down. I am pulled in so many directions during the holiday season and exercise always helps to keep grounded. Exercise doesn't have to always be adding more gym hours or class quantities. Patty Farmer, Business Growth Strategist, advised to take every chance you can during holiday shopping to get in exercise. "Park as far away as you can from each store, take the stairs vs the elevator" she added. It's the little steps that make big steps in staying healthy. Yoga Instructor, Andrea Beth Tank shared a few tips on
as well for easy fitness moves during the holidays.
YOUR OWN MENTAL STATE:
This is a great time to reflect and disconnect on the thoughts that are not the healthiest for you. Have you been repeating thoughts that seem to keep you back? Health isn't just about food, it's also about the kindness we show ourselves. Nancy Vaughn, of White Book Agency, recommends scheduling in self-care minutes, moments or days during the holidays. Nancy said, "You're worth the two minutes, twenty minutes or full-hour of "you" time. Your nurtured-self and healthy presence is one of the best gifts you can give someone!"
THE HEALTHY HUMANS:
Be conscious to surround yourself this holiday season with family and loved ones that make your soul smile. When we are with those that lift us up, we recharge and reconnect to the elements of the holiday that manifest joy. If you are going to be around those that are not so positive, there are ways to instill joy nonetheless. Limit time with those that don't elevate you and be conscious to protect your thoughts and energy while physically near negative people. When we are conscious and aware of the energies that lift up or knock down, we are able to form emotional protective barriers to support our brightest light.
I love love love to have gratitude journals in every corner of our living space. Create daily gratitude notes for every moment that makes your happiness level increase. Challenge yourself to find 25 grateful moments each day and capture them on paper with ink. It is really one of my favorite activities and your spirit will thank you. Dr. Gail Hayes, International Speaker, said "look around and see and remember that you have a wonderful purpose for being here. Vocalize your thankfulness to the universe. Make a list of things for which you are grateful and remember and savor why you are thankful".
Author and Coach, Emi Kirschner shared "Take a few minutes to think about what you want to experience at the holidays. Plan everything you do around how you want to feel and what you want to experience".
The spirit of the holiday season pivots our souls into our purest healthiest state in all areas of our lives. The choices all start with our intention for ourselves and those around us. May the holiday of gratitude serve as a segway to a healthier you.
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, an online global network featuring business and lifestyle trends with over 70 local communities designed exclusively for women. Violette is also a motivational speaker, small business consultant, writer and mother of three. She's been quoted in Success, Entrepreneur, CNBC, Mashable. FemCity has been seen in Vogue, Gilt and AP News. For more inspiration and business tips, visit
Follow Violette @violettedeayala.
Big Thanks to
Ana Angel Tootle and
Violette de Ayala
for sharing their KEY INSIGHTS!
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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.
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