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The Best of Miami and The Hamptons, Patricia Delinois and Sabrina Barnett

Patricia Delinois AND Sabrina Barnett full article:
PHOTOGRAPHY: Geraldine Pavan at The Palms Hotel & Spa


Q: Your favorite places in the world are….
SB – As a model growing up I lived in 5 countries. One of my favorite memories was falling asleep hearing horses and buggy’s on the cobble stone streets in Florence from my apartment which overlooked the Duomo. I lived and loved London, Paris and Dubai. Stunning beach vacation spots, Harbour Island and Exuma both are a skip away from Miami. My attraction to Miami is clear with her turquoise waters, coconut trees and lower pricing than New York or San Francisco.

PD – Even though I was born in Canada I fell in love with Miami when I first moved here at the age of seventeen. I have traveled extensively and there is no other place I want to call home. My favorite brunch spot is Zuma in Downtown Miami. My favorite restaurant in the world is Stari Mlini in Montenegro. Hard to beat the experience of Mediterranean dining outdoors surrounded by mountains in the most breathtaking setting under the stars.

Q: What does art mean to you?
SB – I love photography. We are actually planning on exhibiting our photos during Art Basel. These will be large scale photographs taken of us in the last few years.

PD – I have been painting since I was four years old. I love oil painting, watercolors, enjoy creating abstract mixed media artwork. As an art enthusiast gallery hopping is one of my favorite things to do. We are so fortunate Miami has really become a world class Art City.

Q: What does Miami represent for you?
PD – Miami is quickly transforming into a global city with endless opportunities. We have always been popular because of our gorgeous beaches, weather, nightlife and international finance market. Miami now has mega developments such as Paramount Miami World Center unlike any other project in the world and Brickell City Center. In 2015 we had a record breaking 15.4 million visitors. We are the third most visited city in the United States!

SB – The Design district in Miami is the hot new shopping district. We love the condo market. Our clients can always rest assured that we pick the best projects. I personally love a beach property called Fasano. It is in the heart of Miami Beach and it offers investors a fantastic life style.

Q: An interesting real estate experience?
SB – Years ago I bought and renovated a run-down hotel in North Miami Beach. The transformation blossomed into a charming little bungalow style suite hotel with oatmeal soaps, thick white towels and white down comforters. It became a sold out little artistic haven a half block from the beach. I have since flipped numerous properties. I really love working with Patricia. Work ethics of honesty, integrity, intelligence and drive is exactly what I respect in my cousin! We look forward to partnering with like-minded investors.

PD – One of my most memorable clients would have to be Michael Bay of the Transformers franchise. I remember when Sabrina and I first met him in Los Angeles. Months later I sold him one of the most spectacular estates in Miami Beach which he has since transformed it to be even more magnificent. I have never met anyone with such creative imagination and a truly brilliant personality. I found Michael Bay to be inspiring and I was in awe of his ability to transform a plain room into an artistic masterpiece. I was pleasantly surprised that he is actually very talented in the area of decorating homes and architectural design.

“Both Sabrina and I have grown up understanding how important it is to be involved in your community and charities.”
Q: What makes a great gala in Miami?
SB – A great gala is all about the integrity of the cause. So many galas spend too much money creating a bash. I would rather see the funds go toward the cause. Patricia and I have been philanthropists for years. I have worked with Feed the Children, The Lord’s Place, Dress for Success, Boys and Girls Club, Black Gala and currently volunteer for Wheels from the Heart.
PD – Both Sabrina and I have grown up understanding how important it is to be involved in your community and charities. I have worked hard for many numerous causes and charities. I’m currently on the board for FIU, The Jerome Golden Center of the Palm Beaches and on the committee for Connected Warriors and Tico Torres Children’s Foundation.

October Edition Pages 36,37,38 and 39