The latest from Courtland Lantaff.
These days, it seems like life in Miami never winds down—and this summer is no exception. The event of the season, Miami Swim Week, is upon us. We’re excited for the Swimwear Association of Florida’s four-day SwimShow, the largest swimwear show in the world, to return to the Miami Beach Convention Center from July 18 through 21.
And speaking of swim, who better to grace our issue cover than Martha Hunt, the charming Free People model-turned- Victoria’s Secret Angel? Hunt joins the ranks of several of our past cover stars like Erin Heatherton and Hannah Davis who have landed an Ocean Drive cover just before ascending to superstardom. It’s thrilling to get to know them at such an exciting juncture in their careers and to watch their success from there. We predict big things in Hunt’s future, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for this budding star.
Also making a splash nationally is local artist Jillian Mayer, who’s earned all kinds of recognition, from a Sundance Institute fellowship for a satirical sci-fi musical to Internet fame from a viral video. You’ll love getting to know this wry and clever talent, and we’re proud that she’s one of Miami’s own.
School’s out for summer, but in this issue we spotlight José de Diego Middle School in Wynwood, which recently became a canvas for street art as part of a fundraising effort to bring an art department into the school. Art is such an important part of education, not to mention the culture here in Miami, and we support this effort to ensure that public schools can enrich students’ lives with this vital aspect of humanity.
With so much going on in town, it’ll be easy to stay cool this summer.
Hope to see you around town…
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