KEY INSIGHTS
February 2017  
KEY BISCAYNE AND BEYOND!!!

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Happy Valentine's Day!
Welcome to the February Issue of Key Insights Newsletter. 

My father, Federico Padovan, moved our family (including grandparents) here in 1973. I was raised  on the Island and left briefly to earn a BFA degree at NYU. But my heart never left Key Biscayne. 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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TONS OF FESTIVALS AROUND TOWN IN FEBRUARY!!!
Here are some of the best:

Miami International Map Fair
February 3-5, 2017

Art Wynwood
February 16-20, 2017

Kite Day Festival
February 18-19, 2017

Coconut Grove Arts Festival
February 18-20, 2017

South Beach Wine and Food Festival
February 22-26, 2017

Miami International Guitar Festival
February 26, 2017


Food Trucks Are Back Every Thursday in February!!!
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!


CLICK HERE FOR VIRTUAL TOUR
      

 Valentine's Day Events 
Around Town!!!
We've done some research and these sites can help you to plan a fabulous Romantic experience: 
CLICK HERE  for Eventbrite Ideas
CLICK HERE  for TimeOut Ideas
CLICK HERE for MiamiScapes Ideas
CLICK HERE  for CBS Miami Ideas
CLICK HERE  for Smartdestinations Ideas

2017 Progressive Insurance 
Miami International Boat Show
Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin
3501 Rickenbacker Causeway  Miami, FL 33149
President's Day Weekend, February 16-20, 2017
Premier Day: Thursday, Feb 16 at 10 AM - 6 PM
Show Days: Friday, Feb 17 thru Monday, Feb 20 at 10 AM - 6 PM daily

 
 
GRASSROOTS LIVE! 
 FEBRUARY 21-27, 2017
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive Miami, Florida 33149
305-767-4460



VIERNES CULTURALES/
CULTURAL FRIDAYS
Last Friday of Every Month!
FEBRUARY 24TH, 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!
The Mission is to  promote Hispanic arts and culture and the Little Havana Latin Quarter through culturally related activities and events for residents, visitors and tourists.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Feel Good Foods and Thoughts

                    CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER

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..."
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHAT SUPERSTAR I SOLD AN APARTMENT TO...
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. 



How To Make Your 
Love Grow

As we enter the month of love, what is the secret to keeping the love growing in your relationships?  As a psychologist who works with many couples, it imperative to know what is needed for the foundation of a healthy, loving relationship. This foundation is built on trust, appreciation, and respect. If any of these pieces are missing, the foundation will be shaky.
Trust
Trust needs to be earned. Follow through on what you say. This allows the other to trust your word and your actions. Work on honest, clear communication to build trust with one another.
 
Appreciation
This is the piece that is usually lost first. Treat your significant other with the intention of giving/sharing all that you can with that person. Think "what more can I do for him/her?" This consciousness becomes a win-win. The more you share/appreciate your significant other, he/she feels good AND you feel good!
 
Respect
Another piece that strengthens the foundation in a relationship. Speaking and acting with respect to your significant other gives them a sense of value, esteem, and importance. We all feel the energy when somebody speaks respectfully or disrespectfully to their partner. Be conscious of your words, and even joking in a disrespectful manner, is still disrespect.
 
So as we approach Valentine's Day (and every day), work to keep your foundation strong!!

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

It's All About the Journey

Now that 2016 is behind us and our resolutions may or may not have come to fruition, don't beat yourself up if you're not anywhere near your desired goals. Perhaps you set those objectives up for yourself in an effort to make you happier, slimmer, more attractive or successful. Ultimately, those resolutions are created because you anticipate they will bring more joy to your life. 
     Why wait till the end result for the joy? Enjoy the journey and savor the process now before reaching your final destination. You'll be in a better mood, and as law of attraction would have it, you'll be in sync with a more positive-feeling emotion that brings you quicker to your goals anyhow.
     The trials and tribulations of the whole process provide invaluable lessons that can shape our lives forever, and are sometimes more valuable than our final goal. Think of how many times you've looked back with a nostalgic feeling at other journeys you've taken while forgetting what it is you wanted to accomplish. We take vacations because of the excursion they provide knowing full well we will end up right back at home.
     No matter where you want 2017 to take you, be excited now to be alive and to have the capacity build a block for your dreams one day at a time. After all, there is no greater gift than the present.

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 FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR BUSINESS

B eing in business for ourselves is tough work. No doubt that many of us stumble along the way of business growth and development. As we struggle on the path of the seasoned entrepreneurial road, bumps and curves are inevitable. As such, we might lose site of the love we once had and the passion we had for our business. Falling out of love with our business can be a devastating blow to the revenue line.
Therefore, I created a very simple worksheet "HOW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR BUSINESS" to help FEMS reconnect with their passion, love and the reasons why they started it all. Take a few moments and go through these questions to get back on a loving track with your brand and back to growing revenue.
  DOWNLOAD THE WORKSHEET HERE -> HOW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR BUSINESS

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 [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 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 or the Village of Key Biscayne LOGO 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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Contact me to see if your category is open at
305-915-4044 or  


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 www.KeyBiscayneRE.com  
or click Padovan Realty Corp.
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PS Are you sick of scouring the paper and MLS sites looking for homes?  Tired of playing telephone tag with agents only to hear the home's already sold?  Sit back, relax and let me do the work for you! 

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.


Did you miss previous issues of KEY INSIGHTS? 
CLICK HERE   for October 2015
CLICK HERE  for November 2015
CLICK HERE  for December 2015
CLICK HERE  for January 2016
CLICK HERE  for February 2016
CLICK HERE  for March 2016
CLICK HERE  for April 2016
CLICK HERE  for May 2016
CLICK HERE  for Summer edition 2016
CLICK HERE   for September 2016
CLICK HERE   for November 2016
CLICK HERE  for December 2016
CLICK HERE   for January 2017

Have ideas for this Newsletter?
We'd LOVE to hear from you!!!!

EMAIL me anytime by clicking  Paola@PadovanRealty.com