Three Florida sisters wanted to encourage people to get outside & connect with nature so they started Pink Camo Adventures. The sisters sat down with FabFlorida to tell us about their field outings, workshops & events along with what inspired them to start this journey. They said some of their motivation comes from "the women who saved Florida" - read on to find out more about these amazing Florida women.Read More
The inspiring story behind the fly reels that revolutionized saltwater fly fishing is one of bravery, dedication & a friendship that formed in the Florida Keys. We love the "reel story" of Tibor Reels.Read More
Twenty miles north of bustling South Beach, Miami lies a hidden patch of wild Florida. Stretching from Port Everglades Inlet to Dania Beach, Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park is named in honor of the two pioneers who led the charge to integrate the beaches in Broward County.Read More
Florida is getting inspired with Ally Ford's healing practice of Ashtanga yoga. Her students are improving their health, well-being and their outlook on life. Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient practice, taught in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, that synchronizes the breath with a series of postures.Read More
Palm Coast, FL artist Paul Baliker challenges his viewers with his towering sculptures depicting the entangled interdependent relationship between human and animal. He has been sculpting exclusively for over 35 years and is known for large pieces made from bronze, wood or a combination of both.Read More
Born and raised in a small Louisiana city 90 miles west of New Orleans, painter Genevieve DeMarco moved to Orlando in 2011. Unable to afford paint supplies, she only finished her first painting after being given an art set from a friend.Read More
A Professor of Art at Florida State College in Jacksonville, contemporary artist Dustin Harewood was among 20 artists featured at the “North of Modern” exhibit in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood during Art Basel Miami Beach in 2013.Read More
If you enjoy Florida history and native plants, you will love Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota. Walk on a paths through the mangroves and banyan trees, stroll through the conservatory and see all kinds of tropical plants and breathtaking orchids.Read More
Since retiring from a career in real estate, watercolorist Sandy Harrington, has become a force in the North Florida art scene. Finding inspiration from her surroundings, she experiments with different mediums, watercolor, gouache, and acrylic washes. She is especially interested in how the colors interact.Read More
Chances are you have seen Natural Life products in Nordstrom, gift stores or your surf shop. You can’t miss their free-spirited clothing, bohemian decorations and inspirational gifts…most branded positive messages. What you may not know is that Natural Life was created by Floridian Patti Hughes and although they are now an international brand, they are still headquartered in Jacksonville.Read More
Heather Kendall creates one-of-a- kind custom shell designs for clients who keep coming back for more. This native Floridian shares her story and some of her favorite things about the sunshine state.Read More
JJ Graham is an expressionist painter in the Florida's East Coast whose work depicts the psychological response to a human's inner and outer landscape.
Recently JJ, with graphic artist and painter Petra Iston, created the Salvo Art Project. This new endeavor in Bunnell, Florida is a 6,000 sq. ft building featuring studio space for artists, a gallery space, outdoor painting areas, an artist residency program, and a classroom.
Born John Joseph Graham, he began drawing at an early age. His first major influence came when his family relocated to San Angelo, Texas. Willie Zuniga, a Native American high school art teacher fostered him to use art to cope with the early loss of his mother.
In 2012 he became an international artist when he was granted an artist residency by the Labirint Gallery in Krakow, Poland. Two of his paintings have been accepted into the permanent collection of The Polish and Slavic Center in New York.
WHY DO YOU THINK FLORIDA IS FAB?
Being here at Salvo Art Project in Bunnell, Florida, I'm fortunate to be surrounded by a unique blend of creatives. Whether it's the children who come here to study, the artists that occupy our studios, or the guest artists we invite to show their work in the main gallery, I'm always enthralled by the talent that finds its way here. The art here is highly authentic and that is something I value greatly.
FAVORITE FLORIDA SPOTS
Hands down Miami Beach during Art Basel. The whole city comes alive with art. Art Miami and Context are my favorite venues to visit during that week. I always leave feeling inspired and creatively charged.
FAVORITE FLORIDA PRODUCTS
- There is a place in St. Augustine called the Ice Plant Bar that distills their own gin. Their gin & tonic is to die for.
- The paintings of my friend and fellow artist Christine Sullivan. She is becoming quite successful and I'm very proud of her and the work she is creating.
Summer is here and while all Floridians know it is important to protect our skin on a daily basis, it can be difficult to actually take the time to apply each morning. I often get sun burned just driving for a few hours in Florida … especially on my left arm. I’m pretty good about using a daily moisturizer on my face, but my arms and legs were a different story until I discovered KINeSYS SPF 30 Girl Spray Sunscreen at a little market in San Francisco. I thought this was worth sharing even though it is not a Florida product.Read More
If you love music and hearing the stories behind song lyrics, you have to experience the Key West Songwriters Festival. It's the largest festival of its kind in the entire world and it is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.Read More