KEY INSIGHTS
Summer  2017  
KEY BISCAYNE AND BEYOND!!!

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Welcome to Key Insights Newsletter  SUMMER 2017 Edition!!!

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!!!
Paola
Key Insights Newsletter 
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First Fridays: Laser Shows at Frost Science
June 2, July 7, August 4
Phillip and Patricia Frost
Museum of Science
1 101 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132

Laser shows are back at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science! On the first Friday of every month, you're invited to explore the museum after hours and take a seat in the Frost Planetarium for a show that's quite unlike anything you've ever seen before. From Pink Floyd to Lady Gaga to The Beatles, we're fusing music from some of the greatest artists of our time with mesmerizing laser light visuals, all under the 67-foot dome of the Frost Planetarium-one of the world's most advanced!

Laser show tickets also include access to the museum's Lunar Terrace, where you can stargaze with our telescopes from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (weather permitting). Continue your exploration with a combo ticket (available for p urchase at the onsite museum Ticket Center) that grants you access to the entire museum until 10 p.m.

Laser shows rotate throughout the year, as each event has a different lineup. Check the schedule below for upcoming dates. First Friday laser show tickets go on sale on our website three months in advance of the show date.
Freebee!
NOW ON KEY BISCAYNE!!!
(replacing Key Ride)
RIDE FOR FREE...
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 info@keybiscaynefoundation.org if you have questions or need more information.
2017 SUMMER CAMPS


Very good list of all types of Summer Camps around Miami: 

Key Biscyane Yacht Club Summer Camps:

Village of Key Biscayne Community Center Summer Camps:
The Grand Reveal of Española
Way!
Tuesday, June 6th, 2107
5:30-8PM

Mayor Philip Levine, The Miami Beach City Commission and Española Way Association invite you to a special event celebrating the grand reveal of Española Way on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, from 5:30 - 8 p.m.
All are invited to a ribbon cutting with Mayor Philip Levine at 5:30 p.m. to officially reopen the most historic pedestrian-only street in Miami Beach, immediately followed by a celebratory block party until 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public with a ticket.


CORAL GABLES RESTAURANT WEEK 2017
June 5-25, 2017
Downtown Coral Gables is celebrating our 10th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week from June 5th - 25th with exciting new restaurants and new unique events. This year, you have three whole weeks to taste your way through C oral Gables, giving you plenty of time to try new eateries and return to old favorites, all offering amazing prix-fixe menus at a discounted price.  We kick it all off with  Taste of the Gables  at the Coral Gables Museum on June 1st, where guests can expect to sample mouth-watering and delectable dishes from Coral Gables Restaurant Week newcomers and veterans as they battle to win your vote for the "Best Taste of the Gables."  For three weeks,  restaurants  will offer special three-course lunch and dinner menus.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
iHeartRadio
is kicking off summer in Miami with a few of our very talented friends, and it is going to be EPIC. On June 9th and 10th, a lineup of special artists will be joining in on the ultimate celebration of summer!
The  iHeartSummer '17 Weekend  by AT&T at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TICKETS
BTRAIN at The Square on Key Biscayne!!!
First class is free!!! 
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

REDLAND SUMMER FRUIT FESTIVAL
Saturday June 10- Sunday, June 11, 2017
10AM-5PM
Family Friendly Event
FRUIT AND SPICE PARK 
24801 SW 187TH AVE. 
HOMESTEAD, FL 33031 
This annual event showcases local agriculture, and tropical fruits. Vendor booths featuring local wines, yummy foods, and rare fruit samplings will be available. Sponsored by the Fruit and Spice Park.
 
 CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO 
Food Trucks Every Thursday!!!
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!
BLOOM- a twightlight performance in Vizcaya Village
Saturday, June 17th 8:30 - 10pm
Vizcaya Village
3250 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129
In celebration of Vizcaya's centennial, visit the Village at dusk for Bloom: A Caretaker's Diary, an immersive performance by Processional Arts Workshop (PAW). Created in local community workshops, a host of illuminated puppets and mobile projections bring retell the history of the Vizcaya Village. Explore the transformation of Vizcaya Village as night descends, bringing these creations to life while conjuring visions of what its future can be for our community.

Celebrate New Times' 30th Annual Best of Miami at Frost Museum of Science 
June 22, 2017 8pm - 11pm. 
1101 Biscayne Boulevard

This year's theme is "Under the Sea," spotlighting hundreds of Miami's best eateries, clubs, bars, shops, and services.
To celebrate Best of Miami's 30th anniversary, New Times is hosting a fantastic party at the  Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science.
Toast to the winners with cocktails by Finlandia Vodka,  Voga  Italia,  Zamaca , and  many  more while munching on bites provided by Savor Catering and enjoying live entertainment.

Tickets are $50 and include unlimited eats and drinks in the brand-spanking-new Frost Museum alongside sharks and other creatures of the deep. In addition, a portion of ticket sales will benefit the museum.

This 21-and-over party celebrating our 30th anniversary of Best of Miami at the new Frost Museum is sure to sell out, so get your tickets today.
DEERING ESTATE 
BUTTERFLY WALKS
Saturday, June 24, July 22, August 26 & September 23, 2017,  11:00am to 12:00pm. Free with Estate admission: $12 for adults & $7 for children (ages 4-14).
16701 SW 72 Ave. Miami FL 33157 
 CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
The 25th Annual International Mango Festival
Saturday, July 1, 2017 9:30 AM to Sunday, July 2, 2017 4:30 PM
FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDEN
10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables, FL 33456
Join us as we celebrate our tropical summers with the juiciest event: The International Mango Festival. Enjoy two days of the King of Tropical Fruit. We're offering lectures, cooking demonstrations and tips to keep your mango trees thriving, pick up a trick from local chefs at a cooking demonstration, shop artisan vendors or pick up delicious foods from local vendors, sample refreshing brews perfect for Summer. 
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!

HAPPY 241 YEARS USA!!!
KEY BISCAYNE 4TH OF JULY PARADE!!!!
TUESDAY, JULY 4TH, 2017
11AM SHARP
ALL ALONG CRANDON BOULEVARD
FIREWORKS START AT 9PM!!!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS 
ALL AROUND  MIAMI!
MIAMI SPA MONTHS
JULY 1 - AUGUST 31
AT  VARIOUS PARTICIPATING SPAS
Greater Miami and the Beaches is renowned for luxury spas that rank among the "Best Spas in America," and are beloved by spa connoisseurs around the world.
Indulge in the highest standards of pampering and relaxation during the seventh annual Miami Spa Month throughout July and August. Enjoy rejuvenating special treatments for as low as $109 at Miami's premier spas.
VIERNES CULTURALES/
CULTURAL FRIDAYS
Last Friday of Every Month!
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
MIAMI SPICE 2017
AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2017
Miami Spice is a mouth-watering promotion showcasing the very best of Miami cuisine.
During August 1 - September 30, restaurants offer three-course meals featuring signature dishes created by world-remowned chefs at reduced prices. 
Lunch/Brunch $23 and Dinner $39

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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..."
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KEY BISCAYNE AUTHOR  BRETT GRAFF'S 
FANTASTIC NEW BOOK 
"NOT BUYING IT"
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. 
SUMMER 
Summer is Here...

As kids, we all looked forward to summer break. It was a time to not be scheduled and to just relax. As adults, unless we are teachers, we do not live life in semesters. We do not necessarily have 10 weeks off of work. Take the time this summer to decompress even if you job doesn't end on June 6th.

With longer days:
Take time after work to walk the beach.
Try a new activity: golf, yoga, art class, martial arts.
Make plans with friends after work since the schedule is lighter with children out of school or away at camp.
Visit Miami museums.
Cook those meals that take too long on a school night and dine with your family.
Find a night time activity with your children, such as game night or movie night, since there is no homework, and their bedtime may be later.
Whatever it may be, take some time to relax and recharge over the summer. Many work schedules are a bit lighter, the days are longer, and the feeling is more relaxed during the summer. Enjoy it!

By Dr. Ronda Fuchs
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
305.904.4337  
Inner Universe
Raising the vibration of the planet 
One inspiration at a time

The Wealth Within
As our schedule begins to change to accommodate the longer lazier days of summer, we have a little more time to slow down and reflect on our goals and ambitions since perhaps the last time we took a break.
     Hopefully, you feel happy and satisfied with your accomplishments. Maybe you don't. Either way, we need to remember that there is no greater critic than ourselves. We expend so much time and pressure on ourselves that we forget the small victories we perform every day. In fact, we've become so accustomed to looking outside of ourselves to find joy and happiness that we've neglected to honor the wealth within. I've always preached about the importance of perspective and this is no exception.
     Do yourself and the loved ones around you a favor and celebrate what you do have even if it's as basic as being able to walk, breathe and enjoy the blue hue of an open sky. In today's fast paced, instantaneous, gotta-have-it-now, their-life-is-better-via-social media-world, it's easy to forget the true treasure already brewing within. There are talents only you possess. We all came to share them while enjoying the pursuit of our purpose. Stop looking at the outer world for all your answers. For as you learn to sit still and honor the self more, you, too, will realize you already have a lot of what you've been searching for. Energy flows where focus goes. This summer, take an emotional load off and give yourself a break. More than anyone, the inner critic needs a vacation.

To access any of my previous messages, please click here.
Remember, they're brief yet insightful, and easy to share.

By Ana Tootle
305-710-8405
    

HOW TO FIND BALANCE

Currently living the rat race? The addiction to busy-ness and the overcommitting tendencies is what many struggle with on an ongoing basis. We have become a culture of never being still, filling our moments with noise and allowing our souls to be consumed by chaos. We feel the days running together, our choices becoming non-existent, and feeling a disconnect from the ground we attempt to stand on. Being in a state of imbalance is not a peaceful state for happy living.

I found balance a few years ago and it was the best shift I ever integrated in my life. As a result, I seek the peace in daily living, the joy in the normalcy of life and the serenity in being present.

Here are 5 simple steps you can start to do today to acquire balance in your life. When we live in a state of balance, our levels of joy, gratitude and self-love increase.

1- INTENTION: Wake up 30 min earlier than anyone else in your household. If you live solo, wake up 30 min earlier before chaos mode for the work day begins. Start the day with a note to the universe on what you are grateful for in that moment. Set an intention for how you want the day to go, and what you set off to accomplish.   It will break up your morning routine, start it off with a smile and remind yourself of the one task that is important for the day.
2- SELF-IMPORTANCE:  Dedicate 1 hour to yourself every day. You can do whatever your heart craves during this time, as long as you choose and schedule it into your day. Take a walk outside, read a book, take a walk in the park. What do you love to do and what will you choose?   If an hour is too overwhelming in your hectic schedule, you can break it into 2 30-min brackets of time. The important thing is that you are choosing to do something that you love during that one hour of time.
3- KINDNESS: Share kindness with 5 people daily. This doesn't cost a thing, and anyone can do it and succeed. A smile to your neighbor, a love note to your honey, or a favor for a friend. Why does this work? When we stop and think of others, it releases our bind to the ego, and allows love to fill our hearts.
4- MIX IT UP: Once a week, do something that you have not done before. A new book, a new walking path, a new movie, series or even a restaurant. Choosing to do something new gives you the intention of choosing moments that lift you up and make you happy.
5- REMOVE + MOVE ON:  Release the things that no longer serve you. What are your top priorities for the next few months? Remove, resign and get rid of tasks, chores, roles that don't align with who you are and where you are going. Most of our stressful times in living come from commitments made that don't serve us, our visions and our purpose. When we release activities that no longer serve us, we can replace that time with those that lift us up, and balance our world.

Finding balance is doing a bit of all things you love in a world of living work and life. Break up your day, incorporate your joy and make time for the little things. We were created to live a life filled of love, gratitude and service to others. Take the time and and start living life as you were destined to live.

To watch the video on this topic, CLICK HERE.

  We invite you to visit  FemCity.com  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 business coach,  motivational speaker, small business consultant, writer and mother of three. As a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience, Violette is passionate about supporting women entrepreneurs through business growth, big vision strategies and positivity along the way. For more inspiration and business tips, visit www.violettedeayala.com and http://www.femcity.com.

Special Thanks for SHARED INSIGHTS!!!!

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

CLHMS DESIGNATION!
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!

CALL PAOLA PADOVAN AT 305-915-4044!


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


  • TRAFFIC ADVISORIES & UPDATES
  • POWER OUTAGES
  • WEATHER ALERTS
  • 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.
PASSPORT APPLICATION PROCESSING!!!
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

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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. 

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Did you miss previous issues of KEY INSIGHTS? 
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