Artist, advertising aid and everything in-between, give most of our Magic City populace the base tools of sand and water, and what would be produced could only be described as muck. Give the same elements to world-renowned Matt “Sandman” Long, however, and what results is stunning in every sense of the word. Winner of multiple world championships in sand sculpting and an indispensable aspect of the advertising campaigns of such global brands as American Express, McDonald’s, Disney and many, many more, where exactly did this South Florida-based phenomenon first get the inspiration to shape minerals into miracles of structural engineering and artistry? “I started carving sand on the beach with my kids when they were young,” says Long, whose resume includes two seasons on Travel Channel’s Sand Masters. “They grew out of it but I guess I never did!”; SandSculptor.com.
During the height of stay-at-home orders, award-winning Photographer Wioletta Bublik set out to capture Key Biscayne families during quarantine in front of their homes. What she documented has been an inspiration for all those following her journey on social media and around the world.
As we usher in a new opportunity to showcase our style through fashion’s latest accessory, while keeping ourselves and others safe, mixing and matching face masks has become the unexpected trend of the season.