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Inspiring Stories from Coral Gables

The heart of our mission at VoyageMIA is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks, we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Miami’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out Boca Raton rising stars below.

Carolina Correa

I have always had a fascination for architecture, furniture and art. As an industrial designer, it has been just instictive to fall in love with natural stone as an architectural element. As a Colombian, I also always admired our country’s immense resources, being Coral stone one of them. Read more>>

Sheena Eizmendiz

The idea of being of service and living a life where I can pay it forward has always been a part of my personal and professional focus. As a serial entrepreneur, I have dedicated my career to serving others. For the past 20 years I have done worked as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Coach and Speaker. Read more>>

Daniel Avalos

My name Is Daniel Avalos Originally from Nicaragua I moved here to United State on 2000, i start working in construction for over a year i met someone that walk me through in the beauty industry and i have been working in this industry for the past 16 years. Read more>>

Carlo Salvatore Raciti

My name is Carlo Salvatore Raciti and I am a 3rd generation Sicilian Baker. I grew up in Viagrande, Sicily surrounded by a family of bakers and food lovers, as most Italian are! My love for baking and food began at a young age when visiting and helping at the family bakery. Read more>>

Rachel Silverstein

Before Miami Waterkeeper was founded nearly a decade ago, Miami’s waters were marred by chronic sewage spills and polluted runoff, resulting in health-related impacts and frequent swim advisories closing our beaches. More than 47 million gallons of sewage spilled into Biscayne Bay around this time. Read more>>

Nery Quintana, Tati Seijas

Our story started when Nery – a mother of the bride on a budget – did the flowers for her first daughter’s wedding in 1984 in Westchester, Miami. Talk about DIY, huh? The guests liked the wedding flowers so much, that they started recommending Nery for other events. Read more>>

Lina Acosta Sandaal

I was born in Bogota, Colombia in 1971, and raised in Miami from age seven. I was the baby of my family and was often labeled as the “emotional/independent” one. I was able to take the best aspects of being Colombian, growing up in a primarily Cuban environment, and surrounded by the strength and the individuality that is the American experience. Read more>>

Joann Patrizio

Was working as a Pool attendant at a Country club and became friendly with catering director. She said I was so creative that if I did something with a food that she could promote it. I decided on chocolate cause who doesn’t like it. Started making unique and creative chocolates for special events to coordinate with their themes. Read more>>

Nour Kawa

I founded Krézinu because I started to experience what I felt was yucky, lifeless hair in my late, mid-twenties. You know hair that is thinning way faster that it should, breaking, and dull. After numerous tests and countless doctor’s visits, the cause of my lifeless, dull hair “was not really known”. Read more>>

Dave Bricker

After finishing my first year of college, I returned to Miami to work on the Christo Surrounded Islands project. It was 1983. There I met some people who lived on their sailboats in the free anchorage at Dinner Key. Up until that time, I thought adventure stories only happened in books and movies, but these people traveled the world. Read more>>

Debbie Rodriguez

I think my story echoes the story of many: it’s one of self-doubt, censorship, awakening, and later emancipation. I grew up the daughter of conservative religious leaders – my father was a pastor for most of my life and my mother a Sunday school teacher. Read more>>

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