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About Brett Graff
Brett Graff is a former U.S. government economist who today reports on money, power and the economic forces affecting real people. Dubbed “The Home Economist,” her work has appeared in The Miami Herald, Glamour, Maxim, Harper’s Bazaar, Redbook, Ladies’ Home Journal, Parents and Cosmopolitan. Online, she’s the financial expert for TheNest.com and writes for Bankrate.com, Yahoo! finance, Fox Business News, MSN.com, ModernMan.com, TheHomeEconomist.com and more. She lives in Key Biscayne with her husband and daughters.
Brett Graff's Content:
Foodie: Find: Caviar Russe
Tucked into the lobby of the Four Seasons on Brickell is the outpost of the Manhattan hotspot, Caviar Russe. Here, upper echelon pretension is belied by two welcoming features. First, there are the “power hour” prices that bring champagne and its finest culinary accompaniments accessible to almost anyone working in or traveling to this bustling business district. And also, a prevailing attitude suggesting there’s no wrong way to consume your caviar – put it on a canape, pop it on to a potato slice, top it with crème fresh and hard eggs or spoon it on to your tongue straight.
Foodie Find: Zucca at Hotel St. Michel
Tucked into the corner of the landmark Hotel St. Michel, Zucca has opened in Coral Gables, serving authentic Italian fare and hand-crafted cocktails in a modern and comfortable setting. The antipasti light bites include a selection of homemade cheeses including Mozzarella di Bufala, Borcconcini as well as Burrata and Stracciatella...
Bartender Competition Mixes It Up In Miami
British-based beverage titan Diageo held a Miami-style soiree this summer, a cruise line bartender competition in which the contestants prepared a selection of traditional and cutting- edge cocktails.
At the Diageo 396 bar – tucked away in the company’s Coral Gables location – three bartenders crafted aperitif and after-dinner cocktails featuring the company’s standout spirits including Bullet Bourbon and Tangueray Gin.
Foodie Find: Whiskey Joe’s
With fresh fare on the table and a dramatic view out back, this casual island eatery elevates relaxed, outdoor dining.
If Key Biscayne were missing a link between its own, elegant lifestyle and that of the casual, kick-back flavor of the Florida Keys to its south, the cultures have been connected by Whiskey Joe's. Operated by Rusty Pelican owners and located in the Rickenbacker Marina, the surrounding waterfront combined with the sophisticated Brickell Avenue skyline becomes a breathtaking backdrop.
Key Biscayne Essential: Winnie Pritchett & Amy Zambrano
Key Biscayners Winnie Pritchett and Amy Zambrano collect their own intelligence on the Afghan war -- capable at any moment of reporting the number of casualties that week or how many soldiers were deployed that month. They’re also familiar with many of the personal plights of those stationed overseas, including the story of the medic who watched his platoon-member die while pulling his third wounded soldier in the helicopter. And the sergeant who served for seven years and became a triple amputee just before his first child was born.
Key Biscayne Essential: Lourdes Jofre Collett
“I can’t wait to show the community what the Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute does to help Miami,” says Jofre Collett. “In fact that’s what I think about 24/7.”
Cuban-born Jofre Collett has been on Key Biscayne full time for 25 years with her husband and their children, currently living in a spacious Grand Bay penthouse. Her philanthropic passion benefits organizations throughout South Florida including MOCA and The Barnyard, a Coconut Grove facility that provides after-school enrichment for children who might otherwise be alone. Her interest in Baptist came after an introduction and lots of research.
Voyages by Brett Graff
Social Key Biscayne editor, Brett Graff, took her talents around the key and snapped some great shots of locals living and socializing.Pictured: Randall and Lori Rombiero at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne's Mixologist contest to launch Social Key Biscayne
Brett Graff’s Mixed Company: Tony Hernandez
Tony Hernandez, founder and CEO of Latino Broadcasting Company, has been delivering news and information to television’s Hispanic markets since 1996. But thanks to his most recent production – the Immigrant Archive Project – Hernandez himself wound up the recipient of some important facts: those about his own family’s journey from Cuba to America...
Brett Graff’s Mixed Company: Larry, Victor & Eric Mendelson
Brett Graff’s Mixed Company: Michelle Bernstein
Brett Graff’s Mixed Company: Lee Schrager