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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.
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.