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42 A rtists P rof ile: Bret t F. Har ve y & Laura A malia Redding

38 Gulfshore T reasures 295 March Agenda 306 Parting Shot

50 Dining Re vie w: Baleen 56 Wine Watch: Aprile Super Oak ville Blend at Campiello Naples

68 G oing Places: A malf i Coast 78 Personalities: Randy Wayne W hite 10 0 Books 104 Guest List ART OF STYLE 109 Tastemaker: Silvia Furmanovich

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Scott Burgess President and CEO David Lawrence Center 2018 Man of the Year

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Travel and wine writer Lane Nieset, who writes for pubs such as Food & Wine and Afar, splits time between Florida and Paris. In this issue, she gets the backstory on Gargiulo Vineyards' super Tuscan-style wine, found at Campiello Naples.

Artis Henderson is a best-selling author living in Fort Myers. For this edition, Henderson spent time on Sanibel with author Randy Wayne White, who gave her the skinny on his latest passion project: growing oranges.

Miami Beach-based Scott McIntyre, is a photojournalist whose work has appeared in Bloomberg, The New Yorker, ESPN and Fortune. This month, he photographed Randy Wayne White and the sommelier at Campiello Naples.

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A freelance travel writer since 2001, Terry Ward has been published in National Geographic, Afar, Robb Report and CondĂŠ Nast Traveler. On page 42, she writes about the couple behind Naples' H&R Studio.

Fort Myers-based Brian Tietz is a regular contributor for Gulfshore Life. The versatile commercial and editorial photographer highlighted the restaurant Baleen, the H&R Studio artists and the iconic Naples Yacht Club for this issue.

A former Gulfshore Life editor, Jennifer Adams, who also founded the blog The New Naples, steps inside the illustrious Naples Yacht Club to learn about its recent, multi-million dollar renovation and tradition-filled history.

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Gulfshore Life’s 50th anniversary. Although everyone was there to celebrate the heritage of the publication, there was also a marked eagerness for what the brand is becoming. This is evidence of a hallmark trait of Southwest Florida where people value tradition and embrace the new with equal gusto. In this issue, we look at both. Honoring the classics, we have Jennifer Adams writing about the revered Naples Yacht Club, and how even after a $10.5 million renovation, it’s still the same club members have loved for more than six decades. We also toast the new, like rising star meteorologist Matt Devitt, who in three, short years has become one of the most popular television news personalities in the region, with thousands of people engaging with his Facebook live streams, weather memes and popular “Dog Walking Forecast.”

Perhaps an area where the drive for innovation is most evident is in the local interior design scene, which is steadily evolving and diversifying. Just look at the homes in the "Dream Spaces" story—a collection of inspired interiors featured in the 10th anniversary issue of our special Home publication, which is currently on stands. These spaces are filled with museum-worthy art, bold color and furniture combinations and a wordly appeal. Flip through, and you might just be inspired to start on that remodel. After all, spring is the best time of all to embrace what’s next.

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As we put this issue to bed, it’s the height of season in Southwest Florida. Most days, there's an event worth going to and a gorgeous day beckoning us all to get outside. In all this, the excitement and love locals feel for our region is palpable. We see it in events, like Naples Winter Wine Festival, which only continues to gather steam as patrons show up to support it wholeheartedly. Just last weekend, the event closed its 20th auction with more than $20 million going to help kids in Collier County— the most money ever raised by a wine auction. A few days later, we welcomed about 200 friends at The RitzCarlton, Naples, to celebrate

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A husband-wife duo master figurative sculpture and painting at H&R Studio, a new gallery-workshop in Naples. By Terry Ward Photography by Brian Tietz

In an industrial area east of the Naples airport, inside a former cabinetry workshop, a pair of 30something-year-old artists weld, chisel and sketch to create sculptures and drawings that embody the human condition. Sculptor Brett F. Harvey and silverpoint artist Lauren Amalia Redding formed H&R studio, in late 2018, in a 1,800-square-foot space on Radio Road, after relocating to Naples from Queens, New York. Their works draw on ancient techniques and classic tools to reflect on the contemporary world. While figurative art is timeless— the couple define it as artwork that depicts the human form in response to the world around it and isn’t beholden to a specific style, school or time—it hasn’t been as prevalent in the last half-century as abstract art has taken center stage. However, the couple notes a resurgence for figurative art and they look to grow

its presence in Southwest Florida through exhibits and workshops that cover painting, sculpture and silverpoint drawing. “Even if the art market determines other genres to be in or out of vogue, figurative art is universal,” Redding says. “It’s always appreciated by any person from any culture, educational background or era, just by our innate ability to look at and ponder the image of a fellow human.” Harvey is the sculptor, and his workshop, which has room for two welders and a drill press, provides ample space to create small-and large-scale pieces. Mostly wrought from Engineered Cementitious Composite (a high-tech, bendable cement) and weathering steel, his figurative works follow ancient Greek measurements for sculpting a so-called ideal body. The specific concrete he uses is contemporary, but he notes that cement was also common in ancient Greece and

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Rome: “Concrete laid the literal foundations of those cultures.” The resulting pieces draw from the classics and speak to the timeless vulnerability of the human condition, as well as problems we all share. While Harvey is fascinated by the human form, his take on perfection is nuanced. “I am reacting to how dangerous it is to idolize any human,” he explains. Idealized athletic figures—like his sculpture, “Denigration,” a solitary figure locked in an introspective struggle—are stripped of contextual information to instead point to the root idea. “We see figurative art as a language,” he says, “The most important thing is to figure out how to communicate with our work.” The feelings they shared in moving to Naples are represented in the piece, “American Philosophy”. The first sculpture Harvey created after arriving in Naples depicts a woman on a precipice, testing the boundaries around her. It was a departure for the artist, who tends to sculpt the male form. “I was in awe of the way Lauren was able to take this chance and leave behind our sense of security in New York,” he says.

He named the piece following a conversation the pair had: “We were talking about how lucky we are to live somewhere where people are encouraged to try things even if they fail.” Redding’s primary discipline is drawing. She works with a pre-Renaissance technique called silverpoint, using a stylus with a fine tip of silver wire to make scratch-like marks on a prepared surface of rabbit skin glue and zinc oxide (a delicate mixture that she painstakingly gessoes onto a panel). On a web page or in print, you could mistake the renderings for pencil drawings. But in person, the silver hue—which evolves and tarnishes with time—is unmistakable. Most days, the couple bikes a mile from their home to their spacious, light-filled workspace with 16-foot ceilings and exposed, industrial ductwork. Partitioned areas function as a small gallery, her studio, his workshop and a large classroom, where they offer private instruction and weekly studio sessions with live models. In a way, their journey to Southwest Florida started before either of them were born, though. In the early 1970s, g ulf shorelife.com


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Redding’s Cuban grandmother fled her home on the island and came to Naples by way of Miami. The couple, who now live within a few miles of her grandmother, followed a similar arc, moving here two years ago seeking some of the same pursuits: quality of life and opportunities. Before that, Harvey and Redding had met in 2009 in New York during graduate school at the New York Academy of Art, where they obtained master's of fine arts degrees. One day, Harvey visited Redding at her apart-

ment and joked about how clean her place looked. “He said, ‘There’s this medium that O.C.D people like you would love, it’s called silverpoint,” Redding recalls, laughing. “I really thought he was being rude—but I ended up marrying him.” For 10 years, they lived the New York-artist lifestyle with long work hours and cramped living quarters. They graduated at the height of the recession, and she took odd jobs, once working as a “not very scary” security guard at the Metropolitan

Museum of Art. Harvey worked as a lead installer for Jeff Koons. She later joined him there, working on surface refinement projects for the famed artist. They were hitting their stride—the couple had an apartment with studio space, Harvey’s work was getting ink in reputable publications, and Redding was showing at exhibits across the U.S. But she felt unsettled. “We hit a plateau in terms of what we could physically and logistically do,” Redding explains. “We worked our butts off,

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couple's studio, where “Messenger,” an exhibit that aims to communicate universal ideas and feelings that bind us, runs through March 19. “Our work inevitably has to look back throughout art history and human history to a culture that was shared,” Redding says. The public can visit by appointment. Surveying the space, it’s clear to see Redding has an affinity for drawing portraits of her mother’s Cuban family—including her grandmother and others who suffered under totalitarianism. Her piece “Payà, Pater, Pax,” portrays Rosa Maria Payà, one of Cuba’s leading pro-democracy activ-

ists and the daughter of the late dissident Oswaldo Payà. Rosa Maria is surrounded by old master copies that depict fatherly relationships. Recently, Redding has segued to space exploration, inspired by the recent all-female space walk, which she saw on Instagram. “I was floored by that; it was monumental,” she says. A detailed self-portrait titled “Aries, Argonaut, Astronaut,” depicts the artist as an astronaut. “I have a newfound appreciation for stepping into a new frontier,” she says. “In a way, we’ve kind of done that—even if ours has palm trees instead of planets.”

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When you walk into Baleen, it’s nearly impossible to register anything other than the Gulf of Mexico flexing its beauty in calm, muscular ripples. This is especially true at sunset. On a recent visit with my husband, I was transfixed as we passed from LaPlaya Beach Resort’s lobby, past the bar near Baleen’s entrance to the top deck of the two-level patio, warmly lit by torches. After nearly 20 years, dining at Baleen still holds the same magic it had when I first visited two decades ago. Recognizing the mighty force of the sand, water, fire and air on the Baleen experience, management recently rebranded the bar as part of a two-year renovation. The change earned the cocktail lounge and patio its own name: Elements. The four basic elements show up all over the bar menu: grilled and smoked dishes for fire, oysters and mussels for water, beef tartare for earth and roasted quail for air. On that night, however, we stuck to the restaurant’s menu, which has 50

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an unabashed flair for contemporary seafood and meat dishes that appeal to discriminating palates on so many levels. Here, too, Baleen has edged forward with its seasonal menu, an updated brunch format and a new executive chef, Steven Conner, who joined in December. After listening to the server’s detailed introduction, which he illustrated by swiping the restaurant’s new touch-screen menus to bring up sharp photos of dishes, I retraced my steps. Less dazed now by the sunset, I took in the sleek interior dining room and bar decor—all wicker, wood and stone. Redesigned following Hurricane Irma in 2017, the area meshes seamlessly with the outdoor space, which has patterned tile floors, torches and a row of fire pits encircled by Adirondack chairs. Diners can still opt for a table at the water’s edge, toes in sand. LaPlaya’s team has elevated Baleen to special occasion-status by combining the sheer romance of the beach with coastal dishes that are uplifted with tricks and tastes g ulf shorelife.com


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For drinks, Baleen offers a solid selection of wines by the glass, in addition to its award-winning bottle collection. With my chops, I ordered a glass of the Elouan Oregon pinot noir. Our server, Mario, tried to talk me into the Boen Russian Valley pinot and even brought me a sampler, but I was looking for the robust flavor promised by the Oregon vintage. The tablet menu did not lie, and although at first I was a little skeptical of this techie addition to the Baleen experience, I came to respect the virtual preview, with its gorgeous images, wine pairing suggestions and colorful descriptions. The director of hotel outlets, Youssef Oualidi, says they were thinking about the environment when they rolled out this feature: “The extensive wine list is hard to do on paper. Now, we don’t have to kill trees every time we change the menu.” Same goes for the menus at lunch and brunch, the latter of which now offers both breakfast and lunch items every Saturday and Sunday, along with $20 bottomless mimosas, bloodys, rum punches or local draft beer. And so, the 19-year-old Baleen steps firmly into a new era, and wraps its ongoing makeover with these final tweaks. Gone are the monkey motifs and plantation look I remember from the early days. Visit now, and you’ll find an open space that focuses—as it should—on what’s outdoors. The dining area accomplishes a feel unlike anywhere else in Southwest Florida— beachy and suave, all at once. Guests surely merge with the elements: the Gulf’s waters, the torches’ flames, the salty perfume of sea breeze and a sky lit by the stars, from the big glorious sun with its showy exit to the twinkles that follow in its wake.

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March is one of sommelier Ross Kupitz’s favorite months at Campiello Naples. It’s the busiest time of the season for the Third Street South restaurant, and wine flies off the cellar shelves. “This is the one month when we’re worried we’ll run out of wine,” says Kupitz, who oversees the beverage programs at all of the local D’Amico restaurants. As part of the “Tour di Italia” specials, Campiello curates a themed menu each month that celebrates a different part of Italy. March toasts the Piedmont, a land of white truffles (which can go for $4,000 per pound) and beautiful, bold red wines, such as Barolo, barbera and Barbaresco. While these vinos are wonderful (with quite a few good ones on the wine list), Kupitz recommends that when you claim a table in Campiello's dining room or courtyard this month, you order the Aprile Super Oakville Blend from Gargiulo Vineyards. The wine is made in a super Tuscan style (a term for wines crafted in Tuscany with nonnative grapes, like this

From left: Overlooking the valley at Gargiulo Vineyards; The Aprile Super Oakville Blend is a hearty wine with notes of cinnamon, rhubarb, nutmeg and strawberry. Previous page: Campiello's beverage director and sommelier Ross Kapitz, photographed at the restaurant's new jazz club.

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who split their time between Napa and Naples—are founding trustees of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, as well as regulars at the restaurant. Jeff, who got his start in farming as a picking boss, went on to expand the Gargiulo, Inc. family tomato business and then became president of Sunkist. When he purchased his first vineyard in Napa Valley, in 1992, he applied the same standards that helped him grow his other companies. “He always says we should never compromise on quality,” says winemaker Kristof Anderson, who has been with the winery since the start. “I’m one of those rare winemakers who gets to grow their own ingredients, which you’d think would be more common, but it’s not.” Anderson first met the Gargiulos while working with Lewis Cellars, another small family winery in Napa. At the time, the Gargiulos had 8-year-old vines they had planted at their Money Road Ranch vineyard, and they were looking for a winemaker who shared their minimal-intervention philosophy.

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“It’s a hands-off approach to winemaking, letting the wines speak more about terroir,” Anderson says. “With every vintage, I’m getting better at matching the winemaking style with what the vineyard is providing me.” The odd vintages—2011, 2015 and 2017—have been some of the best for the Aprile. Jeff’s favorite is the 2011, which happened to be one of the most challenging growing years Napa has seen in the last three decades. It rained throughout the entire growing season—a rarity for the region where 80% of rain falls from October to May, when vines are dormant. Using tips and strategies from winemaker friends in the rainier French regions, Anderson got proactive in the vineyard and created one of the wine’s best vintages to date. Sangiovese is a challenging grape to grow in the Tuscan hills, but in Napa Valley, the varietal grows like a weed. Where cab vines, which are dominant in the area, may produce 2 to 6 tons of grapes per acre, sangiovese can yield 12 tons or more, resulting in weak, acidic wines. To achieve intense flavor and complexity, Anderson has to coerce the vines to grow half the number of g ulf shorelife.com

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There’s a clear cerulean cove below my boutique hotel in the town of Furore. If I weren’t staying at La Locanda del Fiordo, I would never know it’s here. I always tell people to base themselves in Positano or Amalfi on their first trip to the Amalfi Coast, and on subsequent trips, to stay someplace on the twisty, incomparably scenic road between them. Someplace like this. The hotel is barely visible from the famed Amalfi Drive because its rooms cling to the terraced cliffs below the road and just above the Tyrrhenian Sea. One must descend half a dozen winding stairways to get to the water, and each landing holds a little surprise: a hidden garden, an outdoor shower, a Jacuzzi with a view. The final staircase 70

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leads to the cove—my cove. Every day before breakfast I dive in, swim around outcroppings, venture into caves, and if I’m feeling ambitious, freestyle my way into a fjord that cuts into the land below a bridge and terminates at a pebbly beach. Today, far below the hotel that took its name from the fjord, there’s a visitor in my cove, a little blue fishing boat with the name La Traviata emblazoned on the bow. When I yell out, "La Traviata, bravo!" the tanned boatman gives me a broad, white smile and hoists his latest catch—a big, red octopus—into the air. He asks if I'm Italiano, and my day is made because I feel Italiano, and it is not even 9 a.m. I’m here with my friend David, who has never been to the Amalfi Coast

before and naturally wants to do everything. Over the next week, we attack the stairs and slopes of Positano to enjoy delicate, sublime sea bream and Neapolitan pizza. In neighboring (and considerably less crowded) Praiano, we scramble down cliff faces to delight in pasta with zucchini sauce at Il Pirata and grilled mozzarella at Trattoria Da Armandino. There are multiple stops at Gelateria Porto Salvo in Amalfi. Just before closing time, we make a mad dash to Ravello’s Terrazzo dell'lnfinito (Terrace of Infinity) at Villa Cimbrone, with its Roman busts and impossible vistas beloved by the town’s longtime resident Gore Vidal. From Positano, we catch the ferry to Capri, where we stroll the flower-lined Via Tragara, and g ulf shorelife.com

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I head down a steep path with a dozen switchbacks to swim at the base of the island’s iconic Faraglioni sea stacks. In other words, this turns out to be a pretty active holiday. When we’re not swimming, we’re climbing (and eating). By the time I say goodbye to David, my body is pretty beat up, which makes the next stop on my trip especially fortuitous: Ischia, which, like Capri, is also accessible via ferry from Positano and other spots on the coast. In 6 A.D., Augustus actually gave up this lush, mountainous island to Naples in exchange for Capri, which was famous and glam even then. Perhaps the first emperor of the Roman Empire regretted the choice when his muscles were in knots, as Ischia is absolutely revered for its salubrious thermal waters. Immediately, I become a believer. This is either the fifth or sixth pool I’ve been submerged in today. I’ve lost count. San Montano Resort & Spa, a member of Small Luxury Hotels, has around 10 of them, not including the slice of pool that I can directly enter via the terrace of my duplex infinity pool suite. From its commanding hilltop position, the opulent resort allows me to view the island from coast to coast. There’s no better place to take advantage of that than the figure-eight shaped main pool, which is not only stunningly situated, but is warmed by thermal springs and graced by umbrella pines. I walk through the garden and down a flight of stairs to submerge in the panoramic pools, specifically the one where I can linger under a series of pedestal fountains. The torrents pound my shoulders under a flawless October sky. There’s the cold pool that overlooks the harbor in Lacco Ameno; after that bracing plunge I pause under the streams


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nautical theme, and drop into the infinity pool. I wade to the edge and rest my head on my forearms, looking down to the white sand beach, which is also called San Montano. The next day I'll swim in those cool waters and devour bruschetta at the beach bar, diced tomatoes spilling over crusty bread. But for now I just appreciate the jasmine and sage in the air.

Once I’ve descended from the mountain, I’m in the town of Casamicciola Terme to learn more about Ischia’s spa culture at Terme Manzi Hotel & Spa. There are seven waters of Ischia, each with different attributes, some for drinking, others for aches and pains. And Terme Manzi? The Relais & Chateaux palazzo was built in 1863 over the Gurgitiello Spring, known for its anti-inflammatory properties. The hotel even lured revered 19th-century Italian general Giuseppe Garibaldi to recover from his battlefield injuries. (The marble tub he used is proudly displayed, without irony.) I hear all about this moments before I am slathered in pure Ischia mud. When I’ve had mud treatments before, I’ve been dusted with a fine coating, but here my therapist dips his hands into a smooth lump the size of a bowling ball and soon I’m thickly covered. I happily bake in its healthy, earthly elements. The hotel has two pools. The fanciful rooftop pool, designed in Moorish style, has been lovingly clad in one-centimeter mosaic tiles in various shades of blue. But it’s the indoor pool, the columned Roman pool, that seduces me with its natural heat and the powerful jets of its massage stations. I lose track of time and worries and commitments. Upon my departure, a staffer from the hotel tells me her recommendation is to leave the pool every 15 or 20 minutes, take a cold shower and start again. “How long did you stay in?” she asks me. I do a quick calculation. “Three hours,” I tell her. “Too much?” When she raises her eyebrows, I explain: “La mia immersion.” My immersion. g ulf shorelife.com

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On an oppressively hot afternoon in 2015, Randy Wayne White pushed his way through a remote stretch of muckfilled Florida wilderness. He’d flown in by seaplane, one of the only ways to reach this inland place of tangled gumbo limbos and strangler figs. White batted at black clouds of mosquitoes as he moved through briers that snagged his clothes. In an overgrown spot where pythons hid in the underbrush, he finally found what he was looking for: an isolated orange tree. A few months ago, White regaled me with the tale of his citrus adventure when I visited with him in the wood-paneled, first floor office of his Sanibel home. He told me he'd gone out there on a hunch and spotted the fruit from the plane, but finding the host tree at the densely overgrown ground level was an odyssey. The challenge was right up his alley. White has written more than 50 books in his successful literary career. 78

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Just last month, he published “Salt River,” the 26th title in his best-selling Doc Ford series, and this month he debuts his first young adult novel titled “Fins: A Sharks Incorporated Novel.” His pursuits and skills are varied, but in everything White does, the common thread is his love for Florida. “I’m amazed by the incredible natural and social history of this state,” he says. Fittingly, another recent endeavor focuses on a Sunshine State emblem. Four years ago, the longtime author and former fishing guide found a wild citrus tree that he believed was genetically the same as the first ones brought by the Spaniards in the 1500s. He also thought it could help Florida's citrus greening problem. “It started as a crazy idea, but it’s following its own lead,” he says. The project began with a bit of history and logical thinking: Citrus trees originated in Asia. Wasn’t it possible, White theorized, that old-growth root-

stock, originally from Asia, might be more resistant to a disease spread by a recently arrived Asiatic fly? One of his partners in the project, Jeff Carter, a historian and Jimmy Carter’s son, discovered that if a citrus tree grew in a remote area where it couldn’t cross pollinate with other fruit, it would drop seeds with the exact DNA replica of the original plant. “Somewhere in Florida, we reasoned, there might be a feral orange tree that was a genetic clone of a tree planted in the 1500s,” he says. The idea is for the uncontaminated trees to be grafted onto new citrus trees to create disease-resistant plants. Citrus greening began in China, spread by the Asian citrus psyllid, a tiny sap-sucking bug. Over time, greening causes trees to wither and stop producing fruit. The disease arrived in the United States in the early 2000s, and today experts estimate that 80% of the Florida citrus crop is affected. “Florida has lost half a million acres in the last 15 g ulf shorelife.com


Author and adventurer Randy Wayne White is growing citrus with rootstock believed to date to the 1500s, when the Spanish first brought citrus to the state.


years,” says Phillip Rucks, owner of Phillip Rucks Citrus Nursery in Frostproof, the largest commercial citrus nursery in the United States. “It’s been several years of low blows.” Though groups are at work to create anti-bacterial agents and disease-tolerant oranges, no one has cracked the problem yet. To address the issue, Rucks says, people need to be proactive. That’s what White is doing. Back in his office, White guides my attention to a map with a location labeled “Big F------ Pythons.” Somewhere in inland Florida, the author dodged 12-foot snakes to collect the fruit samples. He and his wife, singer-songwriter Wendy Webb, harvested the seeds, husked and dried them, then planted the first crop in pots beside their three-story Sanibel home. The whole thing sounds as if it’s been ripped out of the pages of one of White’s books, and it kind of was. The research came about when White was working on the Hannah Smith novel, "Seduced," in which the fishing guide and investigator goes on a quest to find the first orange

trees planted by Spanish conquistadors in order to save the state’s citrus industry. Now fiction and reality are intertwined, he says, “Probably more than with any book I’ve done.” While the young trees were growing, White reached out to the biotech attorneys and applied for a provisional patent on his rootstock. He called it Seduced Archaic Citrus. While his first, young trees were coming in, Hurricane Irma barreled through Southwest Florida. White gave four of his trees to his son, Rogan, who lives near the Caloosahatchee River. The plants spent a week under brackish water and survived. “Modern citrus can’t tolerate saltwater, yet all four trees are still growing like crazy,” White says. “It’s possible we’ve really stumbled onto something very unusual.” He planted about 40 of his potted citrus trees in a 3.5-acre plot he owns midway between Sanibel and Captiva, where they thrived. In late 2018, another one of his partners in the project, Steve Smith, sent samples to

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be tested for citrus greening. The results came back negative. Another encouraging sign. Smith, who has spent most of his career working with citrus, is the executive vice president of the Gulf Citrus Growers Association. Although, he points out, this work with White is a personal project. “It would be big,” Smith says of White’s idea. “We have yet to find a rootstock that’s completely greening resistant.” Still, the citrus vet often finds himself playing devil’s advocate with White. “Randy has a very novelistic point of view, and I tend to be more practical.” One of the challenges of the plan, besides proving the theory, would be getting enough of the new greening-resistant trees in groves. Smith puts the number of citrus acres in Florida at around 400,000. At 100 trees an acre (Smith’s estimate), that’s 40 million new trees needed. “That will take a long time,” he says. But he's hopeful, too: “You have to try everything.” So, why not an old-growth orange tree planted by Spanish conquistadors and discovered by a swashbuckling novelist?

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From his office on Sanibel, White drives us in his Ford Raptor to the plot he owns nearby. “Thomas Edison was growing goldenrod here when he and Firestone were trying to invent a substitute for rubber,” he tells me, as we climb out of the truck. It’s nearing dusk as we walk around the property, examining an old cistern covered with duckweed and admiring the halfmoon that has risen overhead. We stop at a small grove where White has planted a 30-by-15-foot plot of his fruit trees. The tallest one now stands 12 feet. He moves between the orange trees, inspecting their leaves, noting which ones need fertilizer and which could use pruning. We stand together and admire his crop. White spent his boyhood summers in rural North Carolina, and that farming instinct is still in him. That, combined with the adventurous spirit that led him to find the citrus tree in the first place, may just yield the next generation of Florida citrus. “My hope is that this rootstock really is resistant to this disease,” he says. “What a great gift to give the state.”

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1 56 Star fish Cour t, Marco Island, FL 3 4145 $2,385,000 This stunning two-story designer-decorated and furnished home, with direct access to the water, has a beautiful double door foyer entrance. The kitchen features granite counters, a decorative backsplash, flat island, custom cabinetry and pantry, stainless steel appliances, wall oven, Thermador cooktop, breakfast bar, and formal dining room. The living area boasts decorative tray and coffered ceilings, large sliding doors opening to the screened lanai, pool, spa, and outdoor kitchen with a built-in grill. The master bedroom has bay views, two spacious closets, and an en-suite with a soaking tub and a gorgeous walk-in shower. The first floor offers a guest bedroom and study; two additional bedrooms, a living area, and a wet bar complete the second floor. The two-car garage has a tiled finish and is air-conditioned. Exquisite landscaping, privacy hedges, and mature trees complete this extraordinary home. Michelle specializes in waterfront, beachfront and golf course home sales. She’s been a full-time resident in Collier County since 1993 and a year-round REALTOR ® since 2000. Michelle is an Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and Million Dollar Guild Member, a Five Star Award Winner and One of America’s Best Agents.

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Executive Home with Equity Golf

1 1935 Hedgestone Ct, Naples, FL 3 41 20 $2,100,000 Perfectly situated for privacy, this home invites the outdoors in with an exceptional outdoor living space and a gracious and open living concept. As the great room sliding doors disappear, you are invited to enjoy the water features accenting the negative edge custom pool and spa, an outdoor fireplace, dining area and poolside outdoor kitchen. The 2,800 sq. ft colonnade screened lanai offers a tranquil backdrop of long lake views and the golf course. Each detail, including marble flooring, volume ceilings and millwork detail was carefully selected to experience exceptional living with timeless elegance. A full golf private equity membership at the Twin Eagles Club with two championship golf courses is included with the sale of this home. Pamela Maher spent over 20 years working with a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company, transitioning to real estate 27 years ago. She became an expert in resort-style and golfing communities. Her knowledge in sales has made Pam a consistent top associate, and she has been recognized with the Five-Star Agent Award for best in customer service for the past 14 years.

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Exceptional Views

2 8 5 G r a n d e Wa y # 1 4 0 5 , N a p l e s , F L 3 4 1 10 $1,695,000 Exquisite Grande Excelsior! Expansive views of the Gulf of Mexico and Turkey Bay will mesmerize you from this coastal inspired three bedroom plus den residence in elegant Grande Excelsior at The Dunes. Move right in to this decorator furnished residence and start living the Naples lifestyle! Enjoy gorgeous views of the Gulf from the living areas, spacious lanai and palatial master suite. Two luxurious en suite guest bedrooms, one with a balcony, give your guests privacy. Numerous upgrades including a Sonos wireless home sound system, voice controlled lighting and electric shades, updates to the kitchen, bathrooms and lanai, new air conditioners and more. The Dunes offers world class amenities including indoor and outdoor dining, resort pool, tiki bar, tennis and fitness center. The private Floridian Beach Club Membership is available with this residence. Cathy is a Williams College graduate with a law degree. Her legal background and work ethic enable her to provide exceptional service. She works closely with her customers throughout the entire buying or selling process to ensure a seamless transaction, and she continues to be a valuable resource after closing.

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Naples Icon Venetian Villas 4 0 0 0 G u l f S h o r e B l v d N # 1 10 0 , N a p l e s , F L 3 4 10 3 $1,295,000 Located in Park Shore and one of only 32 unique units, this beautifully crafted community sits directly on Venetian Bay with gorgeous views of the water and dolphins. Boasting high ceilings, impact-resistant windows and doors, custom built-ins, and a private elevator, you’ll see why these homes are rarely for sale. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, stone tile backsplash, plenty of storage and a breakfast bar. An open floor plan allows for spectacular views from every room. If you love the water, you will love this home! Boat slips on property are available for lease and just across the street is your deeded beach access. When you add in the bay side pool, gated entrance, secure garage and onsite manager, in addition to Venetian Village renowned dining and shopping just a short walk away, you can see how this iconic community creates a luxury package for its homeowners.

I’ve been in the real estate market for 30 years. In that time I’ve watched Naples grow from a small beachside town to one of the most desirable living areas in the country. I guarantee you personal service, expert knowledge, and my full attention to get the sale closed.

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2 7 5 7 T i b u r o n B l v d E # 10 2 , N a p l e s , F L 3 4 10 9 $1,275,000 Welcome to Esperanza, the final phase of Tiburon at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. This stunning penthouse style condominium features over $90,000 in builder upgrades. Timeless elegance addresses every need of the most sophisticated buyer. Featuring a gourmet kitchen with upgraded cabinetry, high-end stainless steel appliances, gas cooktop, built-in bar with wine and beverage coolers. Upgraded tile and wood flooring throughout. Generously sized walk-in closets in every bedroom with custom built-ins, and top of the line washer and dryer. Custom plantation shutters and remote controlled screen in great room. Tiburon features 36 holes of world-class golf, spa, fitness facility, tennis, and multiple on-site dining options. Home to the LPGA Tour’s CME Group Tour Championship and the PGA TOUR’s QBE Shootout. A Signature Membership to Tiburon is included with purchase. Earning accolades as a top producer, and Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Vanderbilt office Sales Associate of the Year 2018 and 2019, Kimberly Wagner specializes in luxury residential properties throughout Naples’ most exceptional waterfront and golf course communities. With deep market knowledge, coupled with an analytical, detail-oriented approach, Kimberly is equipped to understand the needs of the most discerning buyers and sellers, delivering an experience rooted in customer service, integrity and expertise.

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Maintenance Free & Luxurious

1 6 3 5 8 C o r s i c a Wa y # 2 0 1 , N a p l e s , F L 3 4 1 10 $1,175,000

Private long lake views and with Florida’s best sunset exposure this favorable coach home residence is ready NOW for immediate occupancy! Do not miss out on another season in Talis Park, begin living the lifestyle immediately. This luxurious second floor coach home is 53 feet wide and offers the single family home feel without the maintenance. Plantation shutters, ceiling high extended kitchen cabinetry, full quartz stone finished wall in great room, built-in beams in the high coffered ceilings, luxurious lighting fixtures, custom built-in bar and wine storage, and a fully equipped outdoor gas kitchen; this residence has it all. Conveniently only a stroll away from the fun weekly bocce ball tournaments, Har-Tru tennis courts, lap pool, and fire pits!

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Ralph Stayer, an avid reader and former CEO of Johnsonville Sausage, leads a book club in Naples with about a dozen other high-power friends. The group only reads nonfiction as a way to keep learning and sharpening the mind. Every month, Stayer shares the latest pageturner earning a permanent spot on his ever-expanding bookshelves.

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This month's picks look at the history of impeachment.


“Impeachment” is a timely book written in four sections by four different authors: Jeffrey Engel, Jon Meacham, Timothy Naftali and Peter Baker. Each section covers one of the four impeachments that have occurred since the signing of the constitution. Trump's impeachment was just beginning when this book came out in 2018, so most of Engel’s writing is about why the founding fathers included an impeachment clause in the constitution. The U.S. was in chaos 10 years after winning the Revolutionary War. It wasn’t a country. It was a collection of entities. Its economy was in shambles. It was half the

size it had been at the end of the war. Each state had its own set of laws and operated independently of the others. The federal currency had differing values in each state and was not accepted as a medium of trade. The obvious cure was to centralize the country with an executive branch headed by a strong leader. This option was also the most feared. A war had just been fought to escape from an absolute monarch. There was great reluctance to create a structure that could give rise to another. An impeachment clause was put forth by one group as a remedy to prevent a president from accumu-

lating so much power he/ she could become a tyrant. Another group feared the legislature’s power to impeach the president would enfeeble the office to the point of uselessness. The final version addressed both issues—lower barrier (majority vote) for impeachment in the house to allow issues to be aired and a very high standard (two-thirds vote) for conviction in the Senate. Should President Trump be convicted? Read this book before you make any judgements.

For another presidential read, Stayer suggests “Presidents of War” by Michael Beschloss. The renowned historian outlines the step-by-step process by which the chief executive usurped power from congress to

Have a recommendation for what book Ralph should read next? Email him at ralph@ralphsreads.com.

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Isabel Allende is no stranger to exile. The author was born in Peru and grew up at her grandfather’s home in Chile with her mother and siblings after her diplomat father deserted the family. Then, in the early 1970s, she dedicated her time to aiding the victims of General Augusto Pinochet, who led a coup that overthrew the government of her godfather,

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Salvador Allende, Chile’s first socialist president. She spent the next 13 years in exile in Venezuela. The 77-year-old, award-winning author brings some of these personal experiences into her 23rd novel, “A Long Petal of the Sea.” The story starts in 1938, when the world is at war. An army doctor named Victor Dalmau flees across the border from Spain to France with a young woman and pia-

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nist named Roser, the lover of his missing brother. As Hitler rises to power, France is no longer a viable escape option. In an effort to cross continents, the pair get married and board the SS Winnipeg, a ship chartered by poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda, who transported 2,200 Spanish Republicans to Chile. This is one of multiple instances in the book where facts and fiction blend. In addition to Dalmau’s character, Allende brings

in two other historical references: Neruda— who called Chile “the long petal of the sea”— and Salvador Allende. In this short novel, Allende covers over half a decade of history, from the Spanish Civil War to Pinochet’s fall, 50 years later. It’s a story of migrants and the challenge of being a refugee. Similar to what Allende faced in Venezuela and what many face now across the globe, the struggle isn’t in the escape, it’s in the exile. —Lane Nieset

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Soren T. Christensen, CFP®, CIMA®, ChFC®

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How to Achieve Financial Peace of Mind When it comes to financial planning, the specifics of everyone’s goals differ. When you will retire, how you want to live in retirement, and the personal financial challenges you will face in life vary by person. But, there is one goal everyone shares, and it trumps all the others: peace of mind. Wherever you are in life, you want to feel confident about your financial present and future. Following the steps below will set you up for financial peace of mind. Know Your Current Financial Stage In what stage of your financial life cycle are you? The three main stages are: accumulation, distribution, and preservation. In the accumulation phase, you are putting aside all of your net income towards retirement. In the distribution phase, you have started decumulating by withdrawing funds from your retirement accounts. In the preservation phase, you plan for what happens to your assets after you are gone. Knowing which phase you are in is the starting point to constructing a financial plan. Create a Personal Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement To know how to get to where you want to go, you must review today’s hard numbers. Create a personal balance sheet — much like that of a business — where you record all your assets and liabilities and net them out to determine your net worth. List all of your cash and cash-like assets (ex. bonds that mature within a year), your invested assets (ex. 401ks, IRAs, taxable investment accounts), and your personal use assets (ex. your primary home, vacation home, art collection). Next, list all current (mature within a year) and long-term liabilities (ex. home mortgage).

Net your assets and liabilities to determine your net worth. Follow a similar system for your cash flow statement. Here, you will net all of your inflows (earned and rental income, social security, etc.) against your outflows (living expenses, taxes, etc.). If netting your inflows and outflows leaves a positive number, you have a surplus; a negative number means a deficit. With both your balance sheet and cash flows in hand, you can plan to achieve your financial goals. Understand Your Comfort with and Exposure to Risk Every investment portfolio involves some risk. Building your plan requires you to know how much risk you can accept. Conservative investors generally have very little tolerance for portfolio volatility. Preserving capital is their top priority. Aggressive investors are generally indifferent to large fluctuations in their portfolio value. They prioritize growth over safety of principal. Are you in one of these two categories, or somewhere in between? With your comfort level in mind, it is essential to review your current risk exposure. Are you a conservative investor who owns high-risk investments? Perhaps you are an aggressive investor allocated too conservatively. You should ensure that your risk tolerance is reflected in your asset allocation. Set Goals, Mitigate Concerns The purpose of financial planning is to achieve financial goals. In following the steps we have outlined above, you have created the foundation for building a plan. It is time to decide what you hope to accomplish financially. Are you just starting out and need to create

a retirement savings plan? Are you near retirement and want to ensure your assets will last the rest of your life? Write down your goals, and work on a plan to realize them. Goals are the fun part of financial planning, but there is much more to consider. You also must account for concerns, or to put it more strongly, fears. What about your finances keeps you up at night? Do you worry about running out of money in retirement? Will have to reduce your standard of living? Will the next stock market selloff cripple your plans? Write down your fears and do your best to build a plan that mitigates them. Build a Plan By now, you know your phase in the financial life cycle, understand your net worth and net cash flows, and know your risk tolerance and exposure. You have also outlined your goals and worked to mitigate your concerns. Now, it is time to put the plan together to ensure you stay on track. If you are many years before retirement, you should pick a targeted retirement date, calculate your retirement needs, and create a retirement savings plan. If you are near retirement or already retired, you should review the sustainability of your retirement, based on your life expectancy and asset allocation. Following the steps highlighted in this article should provide you with much more confidence and peace of mind about your financial situation. For assistance from a professional financial planner and wealth manager, please contact Soren Christensen and Advanced Wealth Advisors at the phone number or web address below. (239) 455-1100 AWAdvisors.com


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Designer Silvia Furmanovich, who has a trunk show at Marissa Collections this month, draws inspiration from her native Brazil for pieces like Courtesy Silvia Furmanovich/Lorena Dini

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F LOW E R POW E R Blending meticulous craftsmanship and worldly, botanical inspirations, Silvia Furmanovich's jewels feel tailor-made for spring.

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By Jaynie Tice

The Brazilian designer visits Naples for a trunk show at Marissa Collections March 26-28. Her latest collection, Obi, was inpired by vintage Japanese fabrics. Pictured: An 18-karat gold ring with diamonds and maki-e lacquer design.

Silvia Furmanovich designs with intention. Every earring, ring, bracelet and clutch tells the story of a place, a time or an enduring cultural tradition. March 26-28, the designer stops by Marissa Collections­­­—the Third Street South boutique that's carried her work for three years­—to share her most recent lines, Obi and Botanical. Like her entire body of work, the pieces honor history and heritage. Furmanovich, who hails from a long line of Italian goldsmiths, grew up watching her father, the late Salvador Longobardi, make jewelry in his home atelier in Brazil. He’d tell her stories of her great-grandfather designing sacred adornments for the Vatican. Though she felt predestined to make fine jewelry, she didn’t pick up the trade until the late '90s, after her father passed. “I was feeling a profound need to recapture my family’s line of work,” she says. Pedigree surely helps in Fur-

manovich’s success. But the key to her fandom (she counts Naomi Campbell, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, mother to the Emir of Qatar and Furmanovich’s personal style hero, as devotees) lies in her artful knack for combining precious stones and metals with textiles, antiques and raw materials, like bamboo and flower petals. The designer travels the world in search of ideas, collaborators and materials, and she immerses herself wholeheartedly. On one trip to South Korea, she learned to make prayer-bead necklaces at a monastery in the mountains, and those remain some of her favorite personal items. Other collections reflect her adventures with names like Egypt, Italy and India. Her native country also shows through motifs that recall the rainforest. Around the same time the designer debuted handbags in 2016,


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she also launched the Marquetry collection with Brazilian artisans skilled at the craft. Commonly used in art and furniture-making, marquetry consists of inlay work, in which contrasting pieces of wood are arranged like a puzzle. In Furmanovich's work, this element shows up in pieces like the Marquetry Bird and Floral clutch from the Obi collection. All of Furmanovich's clutches are made with 18-karat gold hardware and typically include diamonds, gemstones, detailed paintings and woodwork. The inspiration for Obi, her latest line, came from a New York antique shop, where the designer found a box of aristocratic fabric samples from Kyoto and a swatch book with 141 pieces of cloth for traditional obi sashes, dating to the Meiji period, when Japan started to rise as a global power. The craftsmanship dazzled her: “Each swatch was a little universe in itself, complete with its own symbolism.� Working with GULFSHORE LIFE

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Natural motifs, like hand-painted miniature flowers on her one-of-a-kind Fan earrings, are elegantly set with precious and semi-precious stones. Marquetry and mother-of-pearl inlay work are also distinguishing features in many of her pieces. Opposite: Bird Marquetry Clutch, $7,000; Marissa Collections, Naples.

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Amazonian woodworkers and miniature-art painters from India, she produced a line with earrings that resemble Japanese fans, clutches with hand-painted cherry blossom motifs, butterfly wing earrings that ode to the island’s reverence for the winged creatures, and clutches accented with silk-screening. Another collection, Botanical, draws from similar earthy qualities and embodies the colorful flora of the Amazon with ebony rose rings and pink spotted orchid earrings. Precious and semi-precious stones provide the glitz for Furmanovich’s trademark grounded glamour. The connective tissue relies on craftsmanship—the ultimate sign of opulence. “Handcrafted work takes time to create. In our world, time is a luxury,” she says. “Honing a skill throughout a lifetime is one of the most precious things you can do.”

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The definition of statement jewelry, every one of Furmanovich's designs tells a story of a place, time or cultural tradition. Pictured: One-of-a-kind earrings set in 18-karat gold with diamond, pink tourmaline and hand-painted miniatures; Salamander bracelet with coral, emerald and opal.

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K AT H Y BIGH A M The Face of Bigham Jewelers As a young girl growing up in Ohio, I dreamed of owning my own jewelry store. The dream seemed far-fetched, since no one in my family had ever owned a business. Early mentors included my uncle, my parents, my brother and Gary Bigham. A strong family unit often is the incubator for a budding entrepreneur. I’m indebted to special teachers, employers in those early part-time jobs and my first employer in the jewelry business, whose guidance gave me the confidence to start out on my own. Bigham Jewelers began in 1995 in a small building on Tamiami Trail with my mother keeping the books and my brother and I assisting our early customers. Local business leaders welcomed us and offered valuable advice. Customers returned and introduced friends and neighbors. Many of these clients are still with us. In ten years, we outgrew our location and planned today’s Bigham Galleria by letting our customers’ needs and wishes shape the final design. Close parking, easy building access, convenient business hours and a welcoming environment were the goal. Because we wanted visitors to feel truly welcome, we looked for the most competent, service-oriented employees. Bigham Jewelers is about beautiful jewelry, elegant watches and prompt repair and redesign services, all offered in a spirit of gratitude and appreciation.

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DR . R A L PH GA R R A MON E The Face of Plas tic Surger y Dr. Ralph R. Garramone is recognized as Southwest Florida’s leading board-certified plastic surgeon. He has been a member of the Fort Myers medical community since 2000 and has established himself with his exceptional team of medical and guest services team. The practice’s excellence is reflected in its stateof-the-art facility, including a fully-accredited in-house surgery center and a broad range of advanced aesthetic medical treatment systems. Voted Best Plastic Surgeon & Best Breast Cosmetic Surgeon 6 years in a row and Castle Connolly, America’s Top Doctors 11 years in a row, Dr. Garramone and his team look forward to meeting you.

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BA R R ETT G I NSBE RG , M . D. & SUZ A NA T A N I M O T O , PA - C The Faces of Ginsberg Eye Ginsberg Eye is located in Olde Naples just three blocks south of NCH Baker Hospital Downtown on Eighth Street South. We are a boutique, surgical ophthalmology practice focusing on your patient experience and your eyes. Your eyes are a major part of who you are and how you live your life. We strive to address your individual needs in the best way possible and that starts by listening. Ginsberg Eye specializes in personalized, ultra-modern eye care and surgery. • Fellowship trained ophthalmology practice • LENSAR® laser assisted cataract surgery • Advanced vision correction surgery for visual freedom • Stellar visual outcomes • Non-surgical Facial Harmonization

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BESS CH A R LES The Face of Lady Cakes Baker y As the owner of LadyCakes Bakery, Bess “LadyCakes” Charles, is an award-winning cake designer, recognized for her award-winning bakery located in Cape Coral, Florida. She has humbly been recognized as Southwest Florida’s Top 40 Under 40, recipient of the Elaine G. McLaughlin Hospitality Award, The Southwest Florida Distinguished Entrepreneur Award Nominee, along with other national and regional awards. LadyCakes has been featured in magazines such as Brides, TheKnot, Cake Master’s Magazine and Martha Stewart Living Magazine to name a few. LadyCakes Bakery has been recently proclaimed as the No.2 bakery in all of Florida, while participating in a Nationwide contest along with being recognized to be in the top 5% of all wedding bakeries across the U.S. Bess loves to speak about her passion and humble beginnings as a business owner, strong woman and local philanthropist. It has always been a dream to write a children’s book and mentor the next generation of strong and successful women and in 2019, that dream came true. The children’s short story, The Adventures of LadyCakes: Kindness is Sweet is Bess’ newest and sweetest creation. Over the last 5 years since LadyCakes’ inception, LadyCakes Bakery has become not only where the locals, and visitors alike, visit but a staple among the Southwest Florida community. Bess continues to create cakes at the bakery but looks forward to working more closely with local organizations to influence the next generations of strong successful women!

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L A DY C A K E S B A K E R Y 2924 Del Prado Blvd S. Unit 6, 7 & 8 Cape Coral, FL 33904 239-549-CAKE www.iloveladycakes.com

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9140 W College Pointe Dr #5, Fort Myers, FL 33919 (239) 791-7867 www.MesAmiesMedicalSpa.com

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B E V E R LY H A RV E Y & A NGEL L A BENSON The Faces of Mes A mies Medical Spa Mes Amies Medical Spa, meaning “my friends” in French, Mes Amies (Mez-Amee) aims to make their clients feel comfortable in their intimate office setting. This full-service Parisian inspired medical spa offers a wide array of non-invasive cosmetic procedures for face and body, and is nicknamed as the spa for “The Housewives of Fort Myers.” Esthetician Beverly Harvey and Angella Benson ARNP give a personal approach to each person who walks through the door. Treatments include Emsculpt, Venus Freeze, Xtreme Lashes® Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extensions, medical grade facials, chemical peels, micro needling, Vampire Facelift, injectables and so much more. Mes Amies has a highly-trained team of six offering the latest technology, proprietary treatment protocols and clinically active skincare to transform the skin. We carry a wide array of medical grade skin care including Zo Skin Health, Obagi Medical, Defenage, SkinCeuticals, Hydropeptide and Eminence Organics. Complimentary consultations including insightful, no-obligation preview of treatments are being offered. Call (239) 791-7867 or visit www. mesamiesmedicalspa.com. Hours are by appointment only.

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SA R A H WO O DWO RT H The Face of Monkee’s of Naples Monkee’s, an upscale ladies clothing and shoe boutique located in The Village Shops on Venetian Bay, is a “one stop shop!” Not only will we help you find the perfect ensemble for any occasion, from beach wear to black tie•you will also leave with spectacular shoes, unique jewelry and a stylish bag, completing the look! Our mission is empowering women—styling them to feel confident and beautiful! We carry a multitude of designers in a wide range of sizes, offer a huge variance in price points and cater to women of all ages! Whether you’re looking for a feminine party dress by Shoshanna or a luscious cashmere sweater by White & Warren, our curated collection truly has something for everyone! Owning my own boutique was a childhood dream! Knowing how well-respected the Monkee’s name is, I decided to open my first store in Lexington, Kentucky, in 2011, followed by my second location in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2013. After falling in love with the chic aesthetic of Naples, it just made sense that my third location was here! I am incredibly excited to style the elegant, sophisticated ladies of Naples in the most cutting edge, on-trend designers!

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MONKEE’S OF NAPLES

4320 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Suite 208 Naples, FL 34103 (239) 331-2666 girls@monkeesofnaples.com www.monkeesofnaples.com

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KELLY SPRIGG, REALTOR® (239) 370-1122 Kelly@TheSpriggGroup.com TheSpriggGroup.com

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K E L LY S P R IG G , I Y B A , P. A . The Face of SYC Yac hts & now The Sprigg Group Passionate, honest, dedicated, and extremely driven: These are a few words that describe Kelly Sprigg, co-owner of SYC Yachts & founder of The Sprigg Group. The specialized team of yacht brokers that she & her husband Steve Sprigg have formed within SYC Yachts possess over 50 years of combined service in the yachting industry. Devotion to delivering the best buying and selling experience to their clients is simply the Sprigg way. The loyalty from her client base is an excellent representation of the personalized service levels she provides. Kelly prides herself on SYC Yachts being a “boutique brokerage” by providing an exceptionally customized experience and enjoys being able to assist with her clients’ needs from A to Z. She wanted to fill the needs of assisting her clientele in all aspects of their luxury portfolios conveniently under one roof. By obtaining her real estate license & forming The Sprigg Group within RE/MAX Affinity Plus, now SYC Yachts and The Sprigg Group can assist with buying & selling not only yachts, but now homes, investment properties & local boat dockage. Forming long-lasting, honest relationships is what is important and will always be the premise to her family business practices. Kelly and her husband Steve are raising their two young children on the Isles of Capri and have been giving back to the community for many years now. They are both on the board of the Marine Industries Association of Collier County and Kelly spearheads the Life Jacket Loaner Program for the NCH Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County.

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ROBERT HEDGEPATH DMD, EDWARD SCHERDER DMD, JD, & PATRICK CARRIGAN DMD The Faces of BayView Dental Ar ts Located in the heart of Old Naples overlooking beautiful Naples Bay. BayView Dental Arts makes your comfort our first priority! Utilizing cutting-edge CAD/CAM technology, Cerec crowns are fabricated here in our laboratory so that patients may leave with permanent and beautiful ceramic restorations in a single visit!

Our specialists in prosthodontics and endodontics can treat and maintain all of your dental needs. Allow us to pamper you with unparalleled patient care and state-of-the-art technology! Drs. Scherder, Hedgepath and Carrigan look forward to meeting with you to discuss your dental health and expectations and to create the smile of your dreams!

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RU DY BE R SH A DSK I PA - C , M PA S The Face of Beaut ySc ulpt Medical Aesthetics Rudy Bershadski PA-C, MPAS is a boardcertified physician assistant with specialty master’s training in surgery and advanced aesthetic medicine and rejuvenation. He trained and practiced in nationally-renowned institutions such as Cook County Hospital, Northwestern, Loyola and Cleveland Clinic. His surgical experience includes almost 20 years of subspecialties, including: plastics and reconstruction, general, oncological, vascular, gastrointestinal, neurosurgery, urological, gynecological and orthopedic. In 2019, he opened his doors to Southwest Florida. BeautySculpt Medical Aesthetics offers non-surgical, minimally-invasive and rejuvenating face/neck/ body soft lifts utilizing PDO threads, PRP hair restoration, PRP face lifts, collagen induction therapy with PRP, PPR intra-articular joint injections and sclerotherapy in treating spider veins and telangiectasias. He offers Botox injectables, dermal fillers and chemical peels. Bershadski believes that “the key to obtaining the most natural and rejuvenated look is by maintaining proportionality and preservation of expression.”

BEAUTYSCULPT MEDICAL AESTHETICS 412 Bayfront Pl #108, Naples, FL 34102 (239) 777-5002 www.beautysculptmedicalaesthetics.com

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BR A DL EY & COL BI CONGR ESS The Faces of Bradley’s Jewelers

“ Brad and Colbi are so warm and welcoming. They are true professionals and clearly have a passion for their business .” “ So vas t is Brad’s knowledge that I was mesmerized by the gems he s howed... Delightful c harming people with so muc h to s hare.” “A mazing experience, above and beyond my expec tations! ” (Facebook/Google reviews)

From the moment you walk into Bradley’s, it is like a kaleidoscope for your senses! The store is colorful and inviting thanks to it’s exceptionally friendly and talented owners Brad and Colbi. They run their business as true collaborators and clients are the benefactors. Their highly personalized reviews truly weave the texture of their history. Every interaction is based on the simple premise of “Making People Happy!” You can count on their expertise with engagements, custom design, repair, estate jewelry or even when you just need answers. Bradley’s interactive Gem-Lab builds fascinating client experiences and ultimate customer confidence through education and transparency. They also make giving back to our community an integral part of their guiding principles. There is much joy to discover in Bradley’s world of fine jewelry... you are invited to step through their doors and see for yourself!

BRADLEY’S JEWELERS

Established 2003 Third Generation Jeweler and Graduate Gemologist 14261 S.Tamiami Trail, Suite 3, Fort Myers, Florida 33912 (239) 337-2723 | www.bradleysjewelry.com

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V I NC E NZO BET U LI A The Face of Campagna Hospitalit y Group Osteria Tulia transports diners to a lovingly restored Italian farmhouse. It is the vision of Sicilian-born Chef/Partner Vincenzo Betulia, a culinary trendsetter and major force in the Naples dining scene, who has earned top culinary accolades and a passionate national following. Vacationing in Naples, Chef Vincenzo fell in love with the area and secured a chef’s position at Campiello, a position he held for nine years, before opening his namesake restaurant in 2013, and Bar Tulia, an Italian gastropub and craft cocktail bar, a year later.  Tulia’s menu of exquisitely prepared rustic Italian cuisine recalls the authentic foods of his childhood and the centuries-old tradition of Italian osterie—informal village taverns serving simple, homemade local specialties and regional wines. Chef Vincenzo opened his third restaurant, The French Brasserie in the fall of 2016 and plans to open a North Naples location of Bar Tulia in Mercato this summer.

C A M PA G N A H O S P I TA L I T Y G R O U P OSTERIA TULIA | BAR TULIA | THE FRENCH BRASSERIE 466 5th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 (239) 213-2073

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Willia m Figlestha ler, M D; E . R icha rd Gr ieco, M D; Paulos Yoha nnes, M D; Ha r r y Tsa i, M D The Faces of E ncore Urology AT ENCORE UROLOGY, the team’s emphasis is on embracing state-of-the-art technology and experience along with providing an exceptional and dedicated staff. Their goal is to deliver unprecedented care from the moment their patients make that first call to schedule

a consultation and continuing throughout the entire experience. Their mission is to provide the same or greater level of urological care to patients that they would receive at the finest of academic institutions, but in a more private setting and with a more personal approach.

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North Naples | East Naples | Bonita Springs | Marco Island (239) 597-4440 encoreurology.com

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JOSE PH W EN DT The Face of Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers Joseph Wendt invites you to experience sartorial excellence at Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers, Naples’ premier mens clothier for over 25 years. Discover Joseph’s stunning new showroom in the heart of Old Naples, with offerings from bespoke menswear to carefully curated ready-to-wear options, to accessories and gifts, all favored by top businessmen, NFL coaches, executives and professional athletes. Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers delivers quality and attention to detail in every item and is Naples’ only destination to shop custom shoes handmade in Italy for the ultimate luxury from head to toe. Joseph’s new space also doubles as a beautiful tasting room where fine Italian wines are poured at a moment’s notice. Whether you toast your new wardrobe at Joseph’s showroom or at an appointment in the comfort of your own home or office, you’ll be ready to step out with timeless elegance and stylish flair for any event this season with Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers.

J O S E P H W E N DT C U S TO M C LOT H I E R S 386 Broad Avenue S., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 530-0070 josephwendtcc.com @josephwendtcustomclothiers

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L E I L I FA T E M I The Face of Leili Design Studio Leili is an international designer with a great understanding of

Leili listens to her clients to understand how they intend to use their

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from the UK, and member of Designer Society of America.

LEILI DESIGN STUDIO

15050 Elderberry Lane #6, Fort Myers, FL 33907 (239) 250-5588 leili@leilidesignstudio.com www.leilidesignstudio.com

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NA BI L BA SSI L The Face of Moura Bistro Nabil left his native Lebanon and became a successful engineer and construction business owner for 15 years in Massachusetts. Nabil established Moura in 2015, naming it after his mother and using her authentic recipes as a tribute to her memory.

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Moura, the first and only authentic Lebanese Mediterranean restaurant in Southwest Florida, was created to give back to the community. Nabil says, “I want to do things just like my mom did for many years, hence our motto: ‘Moura, feeding the people since: Forever.’” Moura Bistro earned “Best of the Gulfshore” for Mediterranean cuisine in 2019, swept five more categories with Naples Best restaurant and was awarded the Florida Paradise Humanitarian Star. Using the finest ingredients and traditional Lebanese spices and herbs, many vegetarian and vegan options are Moura’s pride.

MOURA BISTRO

3369 Pine Ridge Rd / Suite # 105, Naples, FL 34109 (239) 738-8883 www.mourabistro.com

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JA M ES TAG O N I , DM D, M D The Face of Paradise Coast Jaw & Facial Surger y Dr. James Tagoni completed both his dental and medical degree at Harvard University. During his training, he received exposure to dentoalveolar surgery, dental implants, bone grafting, anesthesiology, facial trauma, TMJ surgery and orthognathic/corrective jaw surgery. While researching at Harvard, he was published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He co-authored a book chapter and has presented at national conferences. He has performed numerous dentoalveolar procedures which includes removal of wisdom teeth, dental implants, bone grafting and biopsies under local anesthesia or intravenous sedation. He is fluent in Spanish and patients feel at ease and comfortable with Dr. Tagoni.

PA R A D I S E C O A S T J A W & FA C I A L S U R G E R Y 90 Cypress Way East #30 Naples, FL 34110 Phone: (239) 597-3300 | Fax: (239) 597-8409 www.pcoafs.com

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OLGA PL AC E R E S OWNER & PRESIDENT

J E N N I P I E RC E & K R I ST I N A G E A R The Faces of Preferred Travel of Naples Olga Placeres, Preferred Travel of Naples’ owner, along with her executive team and experienced staff of travel experts who work together to create the best travel memories

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for their clients. The area’s largest fullservice travel agency has been helping to make dream vacations come true since 1984; the team of more than 50 travel advisors has global connections to help clients see the world in style. Worldwide emergency travel assistance 24/7, 365 days a year, guarantees peace of mind. Travel the world the Preferred way, through luxury cruises, hosted cultural experiences, culinary tours and unique adventures. Dedicated to their clients and the community in every way.

P R E F E R R E D T R AV E L O F N A P L E S 801 Laurel Oak Dr #300, Naples, FL 34108 (239) 261-1177 www.preferrednaples.com

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SH A N NON GR EEN The Face of S hannon Green Collection Shannon Green is a collection of designer jewelry curated with an eye for outstanding design. The collection reflects years of luxury wholesale and retail experience. Shannon offers bespoke styling sessions: make an appointment and bring in vintage pieces to redesign or make new. She works with a trusted group of goldsmiths and bench jewelers who work solely in the trade. If you want a unique wedding ring, make an appointment to sit down with Shannon--she can source any size diamond. Peruse her collections by Suzy Landa, Paul Morelli and more at her shop in Naples’ Design District. See entire designer collections during monthly trunk shows while enjoying a glass of wine in the showroom. The shop is open seasonally Tuesday through Saturday, 11 p.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment.

SHANNON GREEN COLLECTION 65 12th Street South, Naples, Florida 34102 (239) 919-8091 shannon@shannongreen.com www.shannongreen.com

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BAT YA COM U NA L E The Face of Social Connect Batya believes power lies in knowledge, generosity leads to networking, and no legacy is as rich as honesty. She also believes in being straightforward. Her energy and sincerity are felt in every greeting and during every speech. Her brilliance and detailed approach keeps her and everyone around her on-beat and upbeat. She shines brightly under pressure—she is a diamond out of the rough. This mother of four has overcome

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her struggles to live the life she always dreamed. The same resiliency that allows her to keep thriving also motivates others. Batya’s resume includes being honored as one of Southwest Florida’s most prominent people. She is a national speaker, donator, community supporter, influencer—and stand-up woman. Batya has an abundance of love and wisdom that she chose to share with her new husband and baby girl, Alma. Even though she has three adult kids, she knew she had more to give and it shows her true strength. Alma is four months old, and Batya still pushes towards her dreams and motivates others to do the same.

SOCIAL CONNECT (844) 840-1003 gobatya.com linkedin.com/in/batyacomunale

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W I L FR EDO E M A N U EL The Face of Wilfredo E manuel Designs / WE Designs Wilfredo Emanuel is an award-winning interior designer. He has spent the past 30 years of his design career educating himself on current trends, establishing industry and client relationships, and creating outstanding interior designs across the world. Born in Puerto Rico, he holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design from the Instituto De Banca y Comercio in San Juan. Upon graduation, he decided to continue his interior design and architectural journey in Milan, Italy, at the Instituto of Desegno. Seven years later, Wilfredo moved to the U.S. where he earned a BFA at the Academy of Design in Orlando. When choosing to work with Wilfredo, you are choosing an award-winning designer, specializing in space planning, color coordination and architectural design.

WILFREDO EMANUEL DESIGNS / WE DESIGNS 4760 Tamiami Trail North Suite 2, Naples Florida 34103 (239) 315-7794 info@wilfredoemanueldesigns.com www.wilfredoemanueldesigns.com

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R A I M O N DA C H I L DR ESS & I V ET T SL A DE The Faces of BU Club The BU - be yourself- Club is about you! Celebrating your own uniqueness, sense of self and style. At BU Club you will find thoughtfully selected outfits for ladies and children from designers in Europe, Australia and America that stand out with their originality, quality and craftsmanship and which you won’t find in any department stores. BU Club owners, Raimonda Childress and Ivett Slade, would love to introduce you to many of those designers personally by attending their fashion shows in Milan, London, Paris or right here in Naples in their boutique at Venetian Village Shops on the Bay or online store www.thebuclub.com

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The Village on Venetian Bay 4320 Gulf Shore Blvd. N #206, Naples, Florida (239) 263-3221 Thebuclub.com

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JA SON SH E R M A N & TODD SC H UST E R M A N The Faces of Diamond Dis tric t Jason and Todd have a true passion for the Diamond Business. They have the largest selection of Gia Loose Certified diamonds in Southwest Florida and are one of only sixteen jewelers in the world who represent Forevermark’s Exceptional diamonds.  By dealing directly with the mines, they are able to offer the most competitive prices in the world on diamonds. The Diamond District also carries one of the largest selections of beautiful fashion jewelry. Jason and Todd truly enjoy being connected with and serving in their community.

DIAMOND DISTRICT 2020

7995 Plaza del Lago Dr, Estero, FL 33928 (239) 947-3434 www.diamonddistrictusa.com

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J E N N I FE R JOH NSON The Face of True Fas hionis tas Jennifer Johnson, a “True Fashionista” at heart, opened her designer resale store to bring her love of fashion to Naples, offering affordable designer clothing and accessories. She built her business on hard work, honesty, integrity and exceptional service. Due to customer demand, True Fashionistas has expanded with a home furnishings store, True Fashionistas HOME, located in the same plaza. True Fashionistas carries sought after designer lines from CHANEL to Lululemon, while True Fashionistas HOME carries fine home furnishings, art and home accessories all at amazing prices. Visit truefashionistas.com

T R U E FA S H I O N I S TA S CLOTHING 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd #178 Naples, FL 34109 (239) 596-5044 TrueFashionistas.com

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FURNITURE 2359 Vanderbilt Beach Rd #402 Naples, FL 34109 (239) 431-7801

JONAT H A N M. F R A N TZ M D , FA C S The Face of Frant z EyeCare FRANTZ EYECARE was founded on two principles: always put patients first and optimize vision by setting the standard in technology. Dr. Frantz is celebrating over 25 years in Southwest Florida with seven locations and growing. Frantz EyeCare offers comprehensive eye care services that meet the needs of patients at every stage of life. Services include not only laser vision correction, but care in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of eye diseases. • Founder and medical director • Cataract and refractive surgeon • One of the top five bladeless laser cataract surgeons in the country • Voted Best Cataract Surgeon in Southwest Florida

FRANTZ EYECARE

12731 New Brittany Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907 (239) 418-0999 | bettervision.net Dial **2020 from your cell Other locations: Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Punta Gorda, Naples

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MIKE & DENISE JOYCE The Faces of Gulfcoas t Coin & Jewelr y Brokers Gulfcoast Coin and Jewelry is like a fast ball down the middle. We open to new precious metals markets every day. New day, new prices. Diamonds are bought, sold, traded and auctioned. Designer jewelry is delivered from the top designers in the country. New day, new deal, new pricing. Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry’s mantra is to sell designer jewelry, estate jewelry and diamonds at dramatically discounted prices. Mom and pop owners, brick-and-mortar store, huge presence on the internet, 45 years in business and over a billion in sales. That’s why we are known nationally as the place where the educated consumer does business.

GULFCOAST COIN & JEWELRY BROKERS FORT MYERS 14181 S. Tamiami Trail #110 Ft. Myers, FL 33912 (239) 939-5636

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replacement, and is board-certified through the AOBOS. He has been ranked as the No. 1 volume surgeon in Florida for hip and knee replacement (Data, AHCA). Increased surgical volume has been proven to improve patient outcomes and reduce complication rates in total joint replacement. He has dedicated his practice to providing safe, top-quality hip and knee replacements. He instructs at orthopedic learning centers and specializes in the latest minimally invasive techniques, custom joint replacement, partial knee replacement, and complex revision surgery of the hip and knee.

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7331 College Parkway, Suite 300, Fort Myers, FL 33907 (239) 337-2003 jointimplant.com

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family, and the word “no” is not in her vocabulary. Helping people and making deals are what motivates her in life•that’s what drives her ambition and what has led to a thriving career spanning 32 years as a mortgage lender with $165 million in loans closed for 2019.

M A X W E L L M O R TG A G E T E A M 9130 Galleria Court, Suite 101, Naples, FL 34109 (239) 596-0500 www.Maxwellmortgageloans.com lauren@maxwellmortgageloans.com

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D E A N N A WA L L I N The Face of Naples Soap Company Naples Soap Company Founder and CEO, Deanna Wallin, has turned her passion for naturally better skincare into a thriving multi-million dollar business. After personally struggling with eczema and psoriasis, Wallin set out to find a solution that was not only effective, but healthy, too. Today, the company produces over 450 products, operates 13 retail stores, sells to more than 100 wholesale partners nationwide and manages a robust e-commerce site.

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Tin City of Naples | Fifth Avenue South of Naples | Coconut Point Historic Downtown Fort Myers | Sanibel Island | Fishermen’s Village Punta Gorda (239) 302-6909 | naplessoap.com

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S T A C I E K R U PA , M . F. A . The Face of Stacie Krupa Fine Ar t The Collec tion, LLC Master Artist, Stacie Krupa holds a M.F. A. Degree in Painting from University of Miami & her Art has been featured on several shows on HGTV. She was the owner of her own Gallery / Studio in Islamorada, Florida Keys for 18 years. Krupa is known for large, “In-Your-Face� Luxurious, Bold & Fun Originals that WOW! She now resides in Southwest Florida and has her personal Studio/ Gallery here. The best place to catch Krupa is on her website where you can leave your information keeping you in the loop of a Master Artist and her stride! Visit staciekrupa.com for Gallery locations, to purchase Originals, book Commissions / Murals.

S TA C I E K R U PA F I N E A R T - T H E C O L L E C T I O N (305) 942-0614 Krupa@staciekrupa.com www.staciekrupa.com

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K A T H RY N K E L LY The Face of The Heights Fou ndation/The Heights Center The Heights Foundation works to build self-sufficient families in the low-income Harlem Heights neighborhood. The mission is to support education and wellness, promote family and community development, and provide the benefits of enrichment and the arts. The Harlem Heights Early Learning and Education Center is currently under construction and will open in fall 2020. The Education Center will be the new home to GLAD Kids, a child care and pre-k center, and The Harlem Heights Community Charter School.

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15570 Hagie Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33908 (239) 482-7706 www.heightsfoundation.org

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T H O U G H T LE A D E R OF THE MONTH Certified Jewelers

Rick Grimes Owner

2314 Immokalee Road, Naples 34110 (239) 513-0942 certifiedjewelersnaples.com

Certified Jewelers “Certified of course!”

One is not the loneliest number when it comes to a diamond solitaire or the new Certified Jewelers superstore location in Green Tree Plaza. The Naples jewelry store merged its two retail sites into one 6,000-square-foot store at the intersection of Airport Road and Immokalee Road. The Certified Jewelers superstore offers customers all of the same highquality service, while the economies of scale allow for significant price savings. Owner and founder Rick Grimes says the overhead reduction gives Certified Jewelers a highvolume, low-margin advantage that he passes on to his customers. Additionally, his staff manufactures all of their diamonds and much of their fine jewelry on the premises. This keeps prices low while providing unique designs and a variety of choices. “People don’t have to go anywhere else to look for jewelry. We have everything and we are selling it for 50 percent below suggested retail pricing,” Grimes says. Many of the jewelry veterans on staff have been with Grimes since 1981, but everything else in the store is brand new! From the lighting to the carpets, the updated interior provides a shiny, spotless home for more than 100 cases of designer selections, diamonds, colored stones and custom-designed pieces. Actually, there are a few older items in the store: Rolex watches, estate jewelry, and even silver flatware. Also, Certified Jewelers pays cash for gold, silver and diamond jewelry.

The Certified Jewelry artisans, who can be observed through glass windows as they craft and adjust original designs, take pride in their work. They strive to give every person who comes through the door the absolute best care, Grimes says. “We love the daily connection with the customers,” Grimes says. Since he started in the jewelry business in 1981 with his late father, Henry, under the name Henrick’s Jewelers, Grimes has carried on the tradition as Southwest Florida’s goto jewelry source for engagement rings, in-house appraisals, jewelry repair and specially-designed handcrafted pieces. The only thing that has changed is the building and the savings, Grimes says. The quality and the customer service are as friendly, honest and informative as always. Grimes encourages shoppers to browse the thousands of precious gems available at multiple price points, including engagement and wedding rings that can be custom designed. Come in for the experience and leave with something exceptional at any budget. “My customers love to touch, feel and actually try on various pieces of jewelry to see what suits them best,” Grimes says. Clients are never rushed. The knowledgeable staff educates shoppers so they understand the value of their purchase. Grimes is confident Certified Jewelers is the best in the Southwest Florida market for inventory and price, and, as always, he promises that everything is certified, of course.


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The rumors are out there. “Naples Yacht Club has a 10-year wait list,” one narrated boat tour alleges as it cruises past the clubhouse. “You can only get in if someone in your family is already a member.” “It costs $250,000 to join.” Regardless of their accuracy (hint: none of the above is true), Naples Yacht Club carries the kind of cache that elicits whispers and, sometimes, untruths. Part of the reason for the lore is the yacht club’s reputation: As the oldest private club in Naples, the membership roster is accomplished, to say the least, with more than a few CEOs, politicians and philanthropists. Take one step inside through the grand entrance, and it’s evident this is a special place. A wood compass rose inlay adorns the hand-scraped hickory flooring of the expansive entry. Sunlight trickles through the round porthole windows in the clerestory above, lending a below-deck ambiance. And through the floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows: sweeping views of picturesque Naples Bay. Today, the whispers surround the clubhouse’s recent $10.4 million renovation, which added nearly 7,000 square feet to the original footprint and transformed the space into a bright and handsome gathering place for some of Naples’ elite. Though the yacht club's classic character has remained constant, change is inevitable for a private club ranked among the top 50 in 15 6

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The club recently completed a $10.4 million renovation, which included moving a 72-foot-wide Paul Arsenault mural from a discreet upstairs area to prominent spaces on the main level. Opposite: Lynne Shotwell, whose family has been involved with the club since she was a kid.

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the world, and the 2019 transformation is perhaps the most significant in Naples Yacht Club’s history. Gone are the final remnants of the original 1960sera building; in its place stands an elegant 35,000-square-foot space, resplendent with Old Florida-style architecture and high seas-inspired decor. One piece of the former clubhouse remains: a giant mural that depicts Naples Bay, Keewaydin Island and the 1960s waterfront. Renowned artist Paul Arsenault painted the scene as a nod to the club’s deep-seated place in local history. Previously installed in an upstairs dining room, the mural became a centerpiece of the recent redesign when the team at Peacock + Lewis, the Naples architecture and interior design firm assigned to the project, suggested dividing it into three sections and rehoming it in main-level areas to maximize exposure. Arsenault oversaw the weeks-long task—and it was just the thing needed to carry old into new. The mural anchors the space with an undeniable pride of place. So, what really goes on behind those solid mahogany doors? The answer, it turns out, is a whole lot of fun and camaraderie, peppered with the kind of revered traditions that TIES THAT BIND

come with more than 70 years of history. Lynne Shotwell, a Naples resident for 30 years, has been a member of Naples Yacht Club for most of that time, and her parents were members before that. Her earliest memories of the yacht club involve dinners in the restaurant and gatherings over cocktails. “I remember my father wanted to get into Naples Yacht Club desperately, but there was a waitlist at the time,” she recalls. “They were really boaters and fishermen; it wasn’t just social. People gathered here because they loved boating and the camaraderie.” Close relationships were formed, but important work was done, too—work that would shape the future of the Naples community. In the case of “which came first”—Naples or Naples Yacht Club—the club laid its roots first in 1947, two years before Naples was incorporated as a city. Beyond the official matters, the city owes much of what it is today to the very same people who formed the club. Naples pioneers Stephen Briggs, Benjamin Morris and John Glen Sample first visited in the 1930s and promptly fell in love with the area. They began buying land at the south end of town. Back then, all the area had to show for itself was 15 9


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a shell pit and a fishing camp at Gordon Pass. Now, that land goes by a different moniker: Port Royal. (Sample reportedly purchased around two square miles, which cost him $54,000.) Among the friends’ first order of business: establish a club to celebrate the traditions of the water they so loved. But with other business ventures in the works for the three founders— the sole members for the club’s first six years—construction of a clubhouse would have to wait. Instead, Naples Yacht Club gatherings took place on an unusual-looking boat called the Mangrove King, which sported picnic tables on the foredeck and palm trees at the aft. When they weren’t on the water, Briggs, Morris, Sample and their families were helping to shape the city. Bea Briggs, Stephen’s wife, was instrumental in establishing the Naples Community Hospital, rallying a group of friends to raise $500,000 to kickstart its construction, and hosting white elephant sales on the front lawn of her Gordon Drive home. Then and now, a philanthropic spirit remains an important part of the Naples Yacht Club legacy. “It was a nucleus of people that got together,” Shotwell recalls. “They formed a bond here and carried that out into the community. Everybody pitched talent and money, and it got done.” Another such venture? The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, of which Shotwell’s

father, Elmer Wavering, was a founding member. His altruism is a legacy Shotwell continues today—and one which is shared by many club members, who collectively make significant contributions to local and national nonprofit organizations each year. But a sense of goodwill isn’t the only constant through the years. Traditions hold so strong that they’re part of the motto: “Honoring traditions, committed to excellence.” “Yacht clubs are different than country clubs,” says Michael Mooney, the club’s general manager. “At yacht clubs, tradition is what they live and breathe. Part of their DNA is rooted in military traditions, and that will never change.” That time-honored reverence is most evident during events such as the annual Fleet Review, a parade of yachts dressed in nautical flags during which members sport classic yacht club insignia. The gathering has taken place at Naples Yacht Club every year since 1947. “It’s like an old Fourth of July in a little, Midwest town,” Shotwell adds. “It just grabs your heartstrings.” Perhaps it’s for all these reasons that the yacht club continues to foster mystery and speculation. Another misnomer: You have to be a boater to belong. Though a small majority of members are boat owners, the invitation-only club offers a range of activities, including a robust calendar of TIES THAT BIND

social events, a speaker series, bocce tournaments on the lawn, a car club and even its own wine society. This “club within a club” concept allows people to form bonds through shared interests and it underlies the heart of Naples Yacht Club: its friendships. To join, new members typically have to be recommended by someone within the group and approved by everyone. “The yacht club has not grown at the same pace as the city, and that’s been on purpose,” says Bill Mowry, a 21-year member and former club commodore, a position akin to a board president. Despite significant development just outside the club’s doors, most members insist that when it comes to the things that matter—the spirit and principles of the club—not much has changed at all. “Even though we have a new clubhouse, this is not a new club. It’s the same old club we’ve always enjoyed,” Mowry adds. As they have been for decades, Naples and its first private club also remain inextricably linked. “The town and the club have become more sophisticated since their early days, but they’ve both kept their charm and small-town feel,” says Brenda O’Connor, the club’s executive director of membership. “Camaraderie on the waterfront and a sense of belonging are still at our core. Even during season in Naples, everybody knows each other, and that’s how it is at the club.” 16 3


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SHOT IN THE DARK Don't fear heavy paint colors. Midnight blue walls can provide the ideal backdrop for a gallery-like corridor. In this Lake Park home—a recreation of the famed Butterfly House, known for its inverted roofline—designer Andrea Clark Brown takes advantage of the homeowner’s forward-thinking ethos to infuse the spaces with conversation-starter paintings and sculptures from renowned, contemporary artists, such as Naples resident John Carroll Long, Hunt Slonem, Greg Davis and Jordan Waraksa. For art aficionados, there's no better use of a hallway.


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WHITE OUT In a Quail West home, the Dwayne Bergmann Interiors' team effectively layers on the drama without relying on color. By combining varying textures, creating an architectural ceiling and adding elements that shine, the room looks dazzling, not monotone. A centerpiece chandelier follows the firm’s belief that lighting is the jewelry of a home.

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A SEA CHANGE It's only natural to take pointers from the beautiful scenery that surrounds us, but the key is to do so in a way that doesn't feel redundant to your neighbors' abodes. W ith this Keewaydin cottage, Naples-based Method & Concept accomplishes this by leaning into the rustic, folksy history of the area, instead of going modern and sleek. White paint ties together the varying woods from the original structure, while beachy details—like wave-

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LIVING OUT LOUD Like any good designer, W ilfredo Emanuel is versatile, but where he shines is in larger-than-life, rich design. This Mercato cottage embraces a worldly, audacious sort of appeal with high art as a focal point. Dubbed Villa Bacchanalia by the homeowners, the common areas display an elegant mix-match of colors, textures and finishes, with inspiration for different rooms taken from the family's personal travels—a perfect

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STONE COLD GARDEN Even better than an outdoor shower is a sleek bath area that opens to a private zen garden. Andrea Clark Brown believes in designing with intention, which is why every element was conceived with function and aesthetics in mind. The blend of organic and man-made materials and classical and contemporary details creates interest, while features like the Mexican stone floors, and the layout, which connects the garden with the bath, bedroom and pool area, promote ease in living.


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While national outlets went for hype, he remained even-keeled. “I wanted my message to be as calming and informative as possible. I felt viewers deserved that—they didn’t deserve to be scared for the sake of ratings,” he says. The week before the Category 4 storm made landfall, Devitt spent 10 to 25 minutes every night streaming weather updates on Facebook Live. The day the storm hit, over 2.6 million people tuned in to his morning show on WINK News. In that first week, he lost seven pounds and averaged less than four hours of sleep per night. But Devitt felt a responsibility to be present for the community. Viewers responded in kind. In the weeks and months after the storm, his Facebook following shot up. Viewers started recognizing him at the supermarket and on the streets. Today, he has the most social media engagement of any local television person. According to Facebook stats, he's consistently ranked in the top five for regional TV reporters nationwide, coming in ahead of anchors and weathermen in bigger cities, like Miami. It's also not uncommon for Devitt to garner two or three times more interactions than national personalities, such as controversial political talk show host Tucker Carlson. When Devitt arrived in Southwest Florida four years ago, he replaced WINK meteorologist Joey Sovine, who was well-known for his off-air antics, like dancing in the studio between segments. Devitt knew he needed to craft his own brand. Irma was the start, and then he launched the popular Dog Walking Forecast. When he's on-air 18 1


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in the mornings, each hour he’ll post a viewer-submitted dog photo (the first was his childhood dog, Bella) and give a 15-to 30-second forecast, letting pet-lovers know if the weather is good for a walk. The segment is booked through June. “There’s so much negativity in the news world—I wanted to brighten people’s day,” he says. “I wanted to have fun with the weather.” These days, the Melbourne, Florida, native has his routine down to a science. Monday through Friday, he arrives in the office by 3 a.m., creates weather graphics and writes a blueprint for the morning news. He’s in makeup at 4:15 and on air 15 minutes later. He does about 35 “weather hits” during the five hours he's on-air daily. In the five to seven minutes he has between segments, Devitt posts to his Twitter and Facebook feeds, creates weather graphics and records 30-second forecasts for radio stations. To stay awake, he’ll sip on Monster Energy or Coke Zero. When his shift ends at 9 a.m., he’ll post weather updates on Facebook and respond to viewers on social media or email.

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and didn’t get a single response. Instead, he started his TV career selling televisions at a local electronics store in Houston, where his family had moved. Three months into the job, a position opened up at Oklahoma’s KTEN-TV in the middle of Tornado Alley. Devitt spent a year as a morning meteorologist, but his on-air persona still needed work. He talked too fast, and his monotone voice barely filled the room. He hadn’t learned how to talk from his diaphragm. Every night he would spend two hours studying meteorologists in big markets, like Dallas. He'd make note of their hand gestures, how they interacted with their co-anchors, their animated personalities. And he got better: “I started thinking of the camera as one person instead of the 100,000 people who may be watching. That helped me become more comfortable.” He moved on to larger markets in Arkansas, and then Savannah, Georgia. With every move, he hoped to get closer to his native Florida. Now that he's back in his home state, he's established his place in the hearts of viewers throughout the region. His presence online goes beyond the dog-walking forecasts, too. Throughout the day, he posts jokes and funny videos about the weather, and when there’s

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a hurricane threat, he’ll stream reports on Facebook Live. Hurricanes are a tricky subject, he explains, because meteorologists are asked to predict the future, and if Sandy and Dorian are any proof, storms are unpredictable. But Devitt controls what he can control. He wakes up early to study the patterns, and does the same after work. “I'm relentless about the weather,” he says. But on this particularly warm, sunny November day, there are no hurricanes on the horizon. By 11 a.m., he has wrapped his morning shift and got a head start prepping some of the weather graphics for his Thanksgiving show. He posts a meme on Facebook comparing Southwest Florida’s beachworthy weather and the more frigid temperatures up north. Tomorrow’s “Dog of the Day” will also take on a holiday tone with pets dressed as turkeys. After meeting Elizabeth for lunch, which is “dinner” for Devitt, who has been awake for 11 hours by mid-day, he’ll squeeze in a nap and a workout. Then, he’s back to monitoring the weather until his head hits the pillow at 7:30 p.m.—six hours before he’s up to do it all over again. “I don’t care if I am on or off TV,” he says. “I have loved weather since I was 7 years old; it's the only thing that has ever made sense to me.”

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For Devitt, being a meteorologist has always been a dream job. He grew up idolizing The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore. When he was 7 years old, he gave his first “forecast” after he watched a funnel cloud form from the second-floor window of his home. He ran downstairs and told his parents, but they didn’t believe him. Two minutes later, they heard tornado sirens. “In that moment, I was sold on the idea of telling people about the weather,” Devitt says. Those who knew him when he was younger might be surprised to find that he ended up on television, though. Devitt was incredibly shy and reserved growing up. During high school presentations, his words came out at lighting speed as his heart raced. Still, he pursued a meteorology degree at Penn State University. By his senior year, when it was time to decide what he wanted to do, he chose to be in front of the camera instead of behind it. But he was far from a natural. While his friends partied during spring break, Devitt spent his time practicing at the school’s green screen, miming toward the invisible weather map. He had little hope of landing an on-air job out of school. “I was paler than Casper, my suits were way too big and I talked too fast,” he says. Devitt sent 40 resumes to stations all over the country


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Discerning homeseekers with an urban sensibility find their match in these Oyster Bay townhouses by Naples architecture firm Hlevel. By Drew Limsky Photography by Naples Kenny

For Brandt Henning and Michaela Reiterer Henning, principals of Hlevel, there’s little point to taking on a project unless it means pushing Naples design forward. Happily, the Chicago-based developer Bayit Builders is on the same page. After working together on projects from Los Angeles to Chicago, Bayit and Hlevel collaborated on the builder’s first Naples endeavor—a striking waterfront row of five multi-story units called Chesapeake Townhouses. Although there are three different floor plans, all the residences contain three bedrooms, plus a loft-style den. The two-story, 2,800-square-foot units at each end register as the most desirable for their light and privacy. Another two-story home in the middle measures 2,300 square feet, while the other two mirror-image, three-story residences, are 2,700 square feet. Every apartment has a private entry gate and sidewalk. Since the .59-acre site was zoned for only 30% lot coverage, Hlevel built up—and in and out, with a diversified modernist facade. “Our overall goal was to make them feel like there are five single-family homes,” Brandt says. That aim was achieved both through the amenity 206

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conjured by the celebrated Boeri Studio, had just debuted. “The high-rise, terraced, cantilevered building has all these trees incorporated into it,” Brandt says. From this urban, vertical forest of a structure, the couple pulled ideas regarding color, shapes and the framing of views: “It lets you feel connected to nature, which sometimes is a challenge in a condo.” Chesapeake Avenue has single-family homes across the street and multifamily homes on the waterside. “Most of the condos around there are older, from the '70s and '80s, low ceilings, low to the ground,” he says. That lack of architectural distinction handed Hlevel—and prospective residents—an opportunity. The buyers that Chesapeake Townhouses attracts have an appetite for urban-inflected design. Paralleling the influx of people moving to Southwest Florida from Europe, and big cities such as New York, Boston and Chicago, he says the townhouses are of the kind that might be found in the lower-density neighborhoods of Manhattan or Brooklyn, or in Venice, California. Inside, the modernism continues. Stainless steel cables appear to hang the wooden stairs over the Legno Bastone flooring. Custom-made built-ins in the

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form of little black boxes—a nod to the exterior’s frames—can turn the downstairs into a functioning workspace, reflecting how people live now. “You can work but not feel isolated from the pool and the resort flavor of the home,” Brandt says. Only two of the five homes, which have gone from $1 million to $2 million, remain on the market. “They’ll be gone soon,” he says. “People like an urban lifestyle without sacrificing privacy.”

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PARTIALLY FURNISHED TWO-STORY PENTHOUSE - LA SCALA AT THE COLONY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB 5051 PELICAN COLONY BLVD 1904 BONITA SPRINGS, FL | INTERIOR APPROX. 7,329 ft2 | BEDROOM 4+office | BATHROOM 6 | PRICE $4,795,000 Breathtakingly beautiful two story 7300+ SF La Scala Penthouse re-imagined in 2017 by Clive Daniel Designs. Soaring 20+foot high living room with walls of glass bring in completely un-obstructed Southwest views over Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A dream kitchen with multiple refrigerators, Wolf appliances 6-burner gas range and two sub zero wine towers with refrigerated drawers. Multiple outdoor terraces including summer kitchen with Gas grille.Customized furniture, moldings & built-ins with curvilinear ceiling treatments and book shelves. Motorized hurricane shutters and window shades. Wood, glass and steel custom staircase built over cascading water feature or private elevator bring you to second level with balcony views. The second level features a lavish home theater, huge master suite with unique spa bath with curved vanities and views to the Gulf. Outside, a private spa surrounded by custom planters on your roof top terrace. A large office with several customized bookcases completes this level. 2-Car private garage, 24 X 7 Front Desk and all the Colony Golf & Bay Club amenities await. Thomas Ostrander · Engel & Völkers Naples Bonita-Estero Private Office Advisor 837 Fifth Avenue South · Naples · Florida 34102 +1 860.304.1037 Thomas.Ostrander@evrealstate.com www.thomasostrander.evrealestate.com ©2019 Engel & Völkers. All rights reserved. Each brokerage independently owned and operated. Engel & Völkers and its independent License Partners are Equal Opportunity Employers and fully support the principles of the Fair Housing Act.

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FOR SALE $2,550,000 3 beds + den | 5 (3+2) baths | 4,373 sqft FURNISHED ESTATE HOME - GREAT WATER VIEWS Grey Oaks 1904 COCOPLUM WAY NAPLES, FL

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W H AT YOU R MON E Y W I L L BU Y Two standout homes to inspire your next purchase. By Melanie Pagan

The Gold Standard It took three years for DeAngelis Custom to complete the 11,736-squarefoot fortress at 16622 Firenze Way in Firenze, a gated enclave of Talis Park in Naples. Located on 1.4 acres, the never-lived-in estate features six bedrooms, an en suite den and 10 bathrooms. Each has a unique finish and feel, with a mix of classic blue and white palettes and other more rustic spaces that have cream and brown accents. Behind the mahogany front door is a foyer adorned with marble decor and a spiral staircase. Just beyond is a large, open great room with solid wood beams contrasting Syrian stone features. The kitchen benefits from Wolf appliances, sleek marble countertops and a custom stone ceiling. “This home elegantly combines modern and classic elements of Tuscan architecture, creating a timeless, handcrafted, palatial masterpiece,” says listing agent David Gruninger, luxury real estate advisor with Engel & Völkers, Olde Naples. The outdoor living area is steps from the indoor kitchen, featuring an additional cooking area and bar area, along with a lighted gazebo, resort-style pool and elevated hot tub. Plus, the property has an ideal southern-facing exposure with golf course and lake views. The Naples estate is selling—unfurnished—for $8.9 million.

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Innovative Space The Clive Daniel Home team was given creative freedom when designing the 5,358-square-foot residence at 26170 Woodlyn Drive in Bonita Bay. The billiards room is a prime example of the designer's exacting attention to detail, with its floor-to-ceiling glass entry wall, custom pool table and leather padded walls. The kitchen beams bright with white glass cabinets and floors, contrasted with smooth, dark countertops. “Every guest room has lighted walls and ceiling treatments,” says listing agent Thomas Ostrander, a private office advisor at Engel & Völkers, Olde Naples. Light fixtures balance out the voluminous, geometric-detailed ceilings in the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom dwelling. The outdoor area is inviting with several fire features, an infinity edge pool and plenty of space to lounge. Designed by New Architectura Inc. and built by STOCK Development, the home is being sold furnished at just under $6 million.

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Renovation Spotlight: Small Spaces, Big Changes Diana Hall Design, a new boutique firm run by Diana Hall and Elizabeth Manchego, updated a Gulf Shore Drive high-rise condo built in the 1980s. The family of five needed open space to gather, so the designers worked with PBS Contractors to amplify the main rooms. "We had to work hard to make the best use of the small space," Hall says. To do so, the team added a banquette with hidden storage space on a curved wall between the kitchen and living area. "A dining table would have projected much more out into the room," Hall says. "It ended up being a fabulous focal point." The team also added overhead lighting throughout and got creative with the kitchen island, which had a dividing fixture in the middle. "We split the island in half and added barstools to only one side," she says. Now, it functions as a breakfast spot for two. The other side got drawers for extra storage space. The kitchen has glass-fronted cabinets and a raised soffit, which further helped open the room. The updated digs are adorned with pops of orange, which match one of the owner's most cherished works of art—a painting of a big, white flower with a sun-hued center. "It was something the client fell in love with at an art show, so that was part of the original design concept," Hall says. A fridge is concealed underneath the painting so the family can keep drinks cold while lounging inside or on the balcony just past the sliding glass doors, and a chaise sits off to the side for one of the owners—an avid reader—to have a dedicated spot to get lost in a book. 224

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"To modernize your home on a small budget, first paint the kitchen cabinets in Simply White or Mannequin Cream (Benjamin Moore paint colors). If your island has wood, paint that, too. You can either go for a pop of color—with a shade like French blue, soft green or black—or stick to white. Lighten all the walls with a light, cream color and remove any dark wallpaper and all heavy and dark window treatments. Remove excess dark furniture and heavy light fixtures (opt for newer and lighter fixtures). Add LED lights in the kitchen and other areas of the home. If your budget allows, hire a designer to rearrange your furniture and perhaps donate unwanted items. These are sure ways to help take the Mediterranean out of your home." Have a real estate question? Email askarealtor@gulfshorelife.com. g ulf shorelife.com


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This is a rare opportunity to own a unique & lavish Gulf Shore Boulevard condominium with a one of a kind 1,178 sq.ft. private deck that will allow you to capture the best sunsets of your life. The unit compliments itself with a very spacious and open floor plan comprised of slightly more than 4,300 sq. ft., 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Large Den/Office, East and West Facing Screened Terraces, Wet Bar, Laundry Room and more. The fabulous deck has its own private access to the pool, beach, and your parking spaces. Enjoy fantastic views of the Gulf and Venetian Bay from multiple locations. One of the best Park Shore high-rise buildings and staff with excellent reserves, 24 hour security, front desk, guest suites, gulf side pool and spa, tennis court, grilling area, sauna, fitness center, and social room. Conveniently located within walking distance to the shops and restaurants of Venetian Village. Le Jardin is one of the truly sought after addresses in Naples, Pet-Friendly, including large dogs. Offered at $4,350,000.

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Move-in ready condominium w/expansive golf views. Upgrades include quartz & granite counters, newer appliances, impact sliders on lanai. 2-car garage. Elevator. 2+Den/2.5


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Exquisitely renovated spacious 2nd floor private villa. Carrera marble, custom cabinetry, superb new lighting and flooring, elevator, 2-car garage. A timeless gem. 3+Den/3 JRWeb# V2911 Florean Mader, 239.659.6395

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Beach, bay and boating bliss! Rarely available bright end unit in Bella Baia. Beautifully maintained with private beach access, boat dock and Doctor’s Pass access. 3+Den/3.5 JRWeb# C16628 Sarah Theiss, 239.269.0300 WEST BAY CLUB

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Southern exposure provides all day sun on the huge pool area of this superb Arthur Rutenberg home. Outdoor kitchen and fireplace with private golf course views. 4+Den/4.5 JRWeb# H14332 Diana Coyle, 239.220.4534 GRANDVIEW AT BAY BEACH

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Coming soon! New Luxury Waterfront High Rise Residences on the southern-most pointe of Estero Island Between Bay and Gulf. 3+Den/3.5 JRWeb# C17036 Veronique Pascual, 239.691.7442

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Spectacular Gulf, Bay and City views from this beautiful penthouse on the Gulf. Floor-to-ceiling windows in most rooms. Great room design with high ceilings. 2+Den/2.5 JRWeb# C16556 Beth McNichols, 239.821.3304 OLD NAPLES

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Beautiful town home fully updated in ‘coastal contemporary’ style featuring new plank flooring, elevator, 2-car garage, private pool and patio. Great location. 3+Den/4 JRWeb# V2779 Lyn Reddy, 239.216.6506 WINDSTAR

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Savor the privacy and endless upgrades of this luxurious 2nd floor coach home with waterfront views and private elevator. Your private Boat Dock is included. 3+Den/3.5 JRWeb# C16984 Gabriele Vretta, 239.784.0249, Bruce Farrell P.A., 239.370.8533


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Gracious living, Florida style. This estate home in The Ridge boasts unparalleled quality and workmanship throughout its entire 3,300 square feet. 3+Den/3.5 JRWeb# H15424 Stephanie Coburn, 239.825.3470, John Coburn, Jr., 239.825.3464 SPANISH WELLS

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South-facing lot on the Moorings Country Club golf course looking down the 5th fairway. Less than 5 blocks to the Gulf. Ideal building site. 3/2 JRWeb# H15109 Beth McNichols, 239.821.3304 PELICAN MARSH

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Gated golf community. Walk to Galleria shopping! Open plan has updated kitchen and new furnishings. New AC and pool systems. Private social or golf memberships. 3+Den/2.5 JRWeb# H15324 Mitch & Sandi Williams, 239.370.8879 PELICAN MARSH

$438,000

Priced to sell! Bright and airy ground floor condo with 2-car garage overlooking the lake with southern exposure! Ready to make it your own. 2+Den/2 JRWeb# C16073 Chris Blondin, 239.877.3497

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Stunningly renovated end-unit condo with Gulf and bay views in Arbor Trace’s luxury high-rise, Tower Pointe, an active adult community in North Naples. 2+Den/2.5 JRWeb# C16477 Heidi Varsames, 239.776.2173 WEST BAY CLUB

$675,000

Panoramic Gulf, Bay and golf course views from elegant Jasmine Bay. Gulf and River access, beach club, tennis, pickelball, fitness, dining and pools included. 3/3 JRWeb# C16843 Diana Coyle, 239.220.4534 PALMIRA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB $422,000

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Magnificent, stately home built in 2014 with 6,107 sq. ft. U/A. Open floor plan & boasts timeless architecture, luxuriantly understated elegant & upscale finish. 5+den/4.3 $3,700,000 Reduced by $50K!

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NAPLES | VANDERBILT BEACH $6,500,000 I MLS#218071829 Dante DiSabato, 239.537.5351

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NAPLES | VANDERBILT BEACH $3,299,000 I MLS#219072013 Gabriele Gardiner, 239.269.5667

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which enable full access to the very best of life here

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lifestyle that’s fun and deeply fulfilling.

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as a matching grant from the Richard M. Schulze

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living community in North Naples, offers both independent and assisted living lifestyles under one roof. Available on a monthly fee basis, the ECClicensed and CARF-accredited community boasts a full range of services and amenities including 12-hour restaurant dining, transportation, housekeeping and activities. Spacious one-and two-bedroom residences are available. Located on Airport-Pulling Road, between Pine Ridge and Immokalee roads, the award-winning community’s tropical environment is highlighted with meandering walking paths around three lakes and tranquility gardens. For more information, please call (239) 249- 3396 or visit TheCarlisleNaples.com. 6945 Carlisle Court, Naples, FL 34109 (239) 249-3396 | TheCarlisleNaples.com V I TA S I N PAT I E N T H O S P I C E U N I T ( I P U ) at Solaris HealthCare Imperial VITAS® Healthcare provides inpatient hospice

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care in a homelike setting at Solaris HealthCare Imperial. The unit features 12 private rooms, a communal family area and pleasant outdoor space. When patients’ symptoms can no longer be managed at home or in their preferred setting, VITAS nurses, doctors, a social worker and chaplain provide around-the-clock medical, psychosocial

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Long used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, these superherbs come in the form of teas, tinctures, capsules and face creams, with ingredients like ginseng, maca and ashwagandha. While the exact definition differs, the term typically describes herbs that target stress and the immune system. Adaptogens help balance cortisol levels in the body, according to Dee Harris, a local nutritionist and dieti-

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Just when you get a handle on superfoods—from nutrient-dense dark, leafy greens to turmeric, thought to reduce inflammation—another batch of earthy substances find their way into the lexicon on our never-ending quest to live our best lives. Some of the latest, known as “adaptogens,” are generally defined as herbs (and some mushrooms) that reputedly adapt to fit the body’s needs.

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the drink's sweet flavor). Other holistic-inclined spots, like Sprouts Farmers Market and Oakes Farms' Seed to Table Market in Naples, and For Goodness Sake in Bonita Springs, are also good resources. As with anything, Harris, the owner of D-Signed Nutrition in Bonita Springs, says it’s all about balance. No one thing will be your golden ticket to blissed-out wellness. Instead, adaptogens should be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle. “These are supplements—not a cure-all,” she reminds us. Another thing to keep in mind is how they’re consumed. Adding a scoop of maca into a sugar-packed,

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cian. You can think of these herbs like thermostats that reduce cortisol levels in the body when the stress hormone is high and you feel frazzled, and increase the hormone when it’s low and you feel fatigued. In recent years, adaptogens have grown in popularity as people seek plant-based and other natural alternatives to combat issues that arise from the daily grind. Locally, Juicelation has a drink with ironrich moringa leaf, thought to boost energy; while the brain-enhancing ashwagandha takes a leading role in Ada’s Market’s Rebbl Ashwagandha Spicy Chai Super Herb Elixir (the herb's bitter taste mixes well with

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chain store smoothie can actually cause more stress on the body, as the sugar pesticides in the processed fruit can cause inflammation. You’re better off making the smoothie at home with organic produce. It’s always best to consult a medical professional to identify what will suit you best; all adaptogens will not work the same for everyone and in all scenarios. While a tea made of holy basil—a cornerstone adaptogen, also known as tulsi—can feel like the holy grail for someone who is overly stressed, the herb can negatively affect fertility and is not recommended for pregnant women. On the other hand, herbs like ashwagandha and maca, two of the most popular and easy-to-find adaptogens, reportedly help with fertility.

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Though many of these herbs are unsavory, they’re easy to incorporate into your diet without much unpleasantness. Take the more pungent ones, like ginseng—thought to boost energy and lower blood sugar—as a capsule with breakfast. Nutty-flavored maca—which can improve stamina and reduce menopause symptoms—is often served in a cold brew. And the dry leaves of the lightly bittersweet moringa can be sprinkled on top of yogurt. But, to get the best bang for your buck, blend these superherbs into a balanced diet. You know the drill: eat foods in a spectrum of colors that cover the rainbow.

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DI N I NG I N ST Y L E Looks aren’t everything, but when it comes to memorable restaurant experiences, there’s a lot to be said for ambiance. By G. Clay Whittaker Photography by Vanessa Rogers

A stylish restaurant can’t compensate for mediocre food, but few things are quite as pleasing as a great meal served up in a charming, thoughtfully designed space. Whether you’re looking for an intimate location for a milestone date or a welcoming space to catch up with friends, the area is spotted with inspiring spaces that don't compromise on taste or style. We’re talking about those wow-worthy locales, like the recently arrived Tesoro at JW Marco Island Beach Resort, where the modernist interiors match the seafood-centric menu, and Campiello, where the courtyard deserves its own study in creating good vibes. Here are three other gorgeous restaurants whose praiseworthy style stretches from the back to the front of the house.

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SAILS, Downtown Naples One might be wary of the decor in a place that takes its inspiration from the nautical world, but the simply named Naples eatery demonstrates an impressively subtle interpretation of the time-trusted (often-kitsch) theme. The Mediterranean restaurant’s eggshell walls and prominent, marble horseshoe bar bring a dominant warmth to the space, while polished brass and warm leather touches neatly complement the brightness without creating clutter. The restaurant's open kitchen makes you feel like you're part of the scene, which evokes the workings of a busy, luxury-liner crew. Beyond that, a glass-doored series of cabinets displays a Eurocentric, 400-plus bottle wine col-

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Arts for ACT, the annual fine arts auction and festive soirée at the Hyatt Coconut Point Resort & Spa, is always a good time. But it’s also known for its emotional moments. Each year, the event committee honors individuals for their contributions to the charity—Abuse, Counseling and Treatment Inc.—with a beautiful award designed by artist Stephen Blancett. This year, one of the recipients at the Nov. 10 event was Fran Fenning. Fran, along with her late husband, Dr. John Fenning (who passed away in 2014), has been a huge supporter of ACT. In fact, the walls of Fran’s historic riverfront r the past 25 years.

When Fran, who is usually fairly reserved, took the stage to accept the award, she said through her tears, “This is really for John.” Another heartwarming moment came when Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson surprised longtime ACT Executive Director Jennifer Benton with an official decree making Nov. 10 Jennifer Benton Day in the City of Fort Myers. The always humble Jennifer was wide-eyed as Henderson read aloud a long list of her contributions to her community over the

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lection and keeps it properly protected from any “rocking” that may occur. More obvious touches—tiny accent sailboats sparingly placed around the bar—nod politely to the theme. The most delightful element of Sails, however, is the private dining space (nicknamed the “Wall of Wines”). Wrapped in the restaurant’s extensive wine collection, it has a deco-casual intimacy and seating for 12, comfortably, or 13, “tightly.” It’s a good idea to give Sails a try for brunch, and not just because of the full windows that show off the best of Southwest Florida’s enviable, early spring weather. The current chef de cuisine, Darren Veilleux, was on the restaurant's original team, and though the menu changes often, one thing that we hope becomes a staple is the Sunday Bubbles Brunch menu. Dishes like a Mediterranean take on avocado toast, with feta and olives; rich crab lasagna; and a sticky toffee pudding laden with candied pecans are worth a morning voyage. BARBATELLA, Downtown Naples Barbatella doubles down on bridging new and old-world Naples, starting with its decor. The main dining room’s rich color palette is warm, evoking hot sand with its brown seating and floors, and seaglass with its bold, textured green 268

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walls and ceilings. The casual restaurant’s open floor plan carefully balances industrial and deco touches. Minimalist seating and clean lines around the bar and open kitchen are pleasingly offset by little details in light fixtures and geometric flourishes on the accent walls. But Barbatella’s arguable centerpiece is also its most important functional element: a roiling, kitchen-dominating pizza oven, shipped in from Naples (the other one) to expertly bake the signature, crispy pizzas. It’s worth considering, as you enjoy one, that the oven had to be lifted in through the roof with a crane. In addition to pizza, Barbatella’s menu most successfully focuses on authentic Italian cuisine, but the cocktail menu is catching up, with its inventive drinks featuring amaros in refreshing ways, like the Sunset on Third, made with tequila, Aperol, St. Germain and grapefruit juice. If you’re the type that adores dinner and a show, inquire about their Opera Nights, when sopranos perform. THE GASPARILLA INN & CLUB, Gasparilla Island The Gasparilla Inn is an essential snapshot of Old Florida: pastel palettes, breezy open spaces and a genteel, 270

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marked politeness reverently observed by staff and patrons. One of the last bastions of country club service and charm, it's the sort of place you'll see tanned faces and hands of all ages emerging from the collars and cuffs of blue blazers. But don’t mistake polish for stuffiness. The resort hasn’t rested on laurels, even as waitlists have become longer over the years. The main dining room, despite a fondness for tradition, features locally sourced ingredients: stone crab claws, grass-fed Florida beef, and pan-roasted black grouper are among the highlights. And like the restaurant itself, the wine program is impressive, storied with accolades and touting significant depth across regions and vintages. Should the dining room feel a little too formal for your party (or mood), the main-floor lounge, BZ’s, has a relaxing collection of corners and club chairs arranged around a versatile cypress bar that works just as well for pre-dinner drinks, or as an inviting hangout should you prefer to exchange dinner for light snacks, and a few more rounds.

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LOV E & TO N I C : 1 English cucumber 3-4 juniper berries 1.5 ounces cucumber gin (such as Hendrick's) infused one to three days with thyme .25 ounces rosewater .25 ounces fresh lime juice 1.5 ounces tonic 2 dashes orange bitters Flower, such as hibiscus or orchid Using a peeler, shave three strips of cucumber lengthwise. Stack them on top of each other so each overlaps slightly. Cut one end on an angle and the other straight. Fan the strips slightly and wrap around the inside of a Collins glass. Place juniper berries on bottom of glass and add ice—preferably one long Collins cube. Add gin, rosewater, lime juice, tonic and bitters. Top with flower. DRINK

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Obama’s inaugural ball. For his audition at the Sanibel restaurant, he wowed his future employers with his Love & Tonic drink. “I wanted to show that craft cocktails can be accessible,” he says. “They don't have to be over-complicated or fru-fru.” The result? A many-layered quaff with herbal, sweet and floral tones. The name? “I worked on it for a couple weeks at home, and my fiancee said ‘You sure are putting a lot of

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love into this one.’ I said, ‘Yeah, it’s my love and tonic.’ It stuck. Good names just happen.” Though he makes his own infused spirit at Cielo's (blending the gin with cucumber and thyme) and mixes the tonic serum by hand with seltzer, lemongrass, cinchona bark tincture, cardamom, lavender, citrus peels and rose petals, he shares a simpler version here for at-home barkeeps.

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The unofficial cocktail of summer, gin and tonic is in fashion yearround in Southwest Florida. The classic drink takes a crafty turn at the recently renovated Cielo where the bar manager has a recipe to impress your visiting cold-weather escapees. Cocktail whiz Greg Baldia moved here from Kentucky, where he built quite the liquor-centric education, overseeing the bar programs at special events, including President

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DI N I NG GU I DE The Dining Guide is crafted each month based on editorial discretion and inclusion of restaurants that advertise regularly (denoted by an asterisk). All phone numbers are area code (239) unless specified. Please email diningout@gulfshorelife.com to report changes in a restaurant’s location, prices or menu.

N APLES THIRD STREET SOUTH Barbatella 1290 Third St. S., 263-1955. barbatellanaples.com. Casual Italian cuisine from the people behind Sea Salt. Sample wood-fired pizzas and gelato in the trendy wine bar or on the relaxed patio. $$$ ITALIAN

The Bevy* 360 12th Ave. S., 228-4220. naplesbevy.com. Enjoy premium craft cocktails and varied

influences at this Third Street locale. The open-air set-up with retractable roof is nothing short of impressive, too. $$$

com. Top-quality cuts of steak from around the globe are enhanced by modern décor, private cabanas and a “cocktail lab.” $$$$ STEAK

Campiello 1177 Third St. S., 435-1166. campiello.damico. com. Italian with a contemporary interpretation in a beautiful courtyard right on Third Street South. $$$$ ITALIAN

Jane's Cafe on 3rd 1209 Third St. S., 2612253. janesgardencafe. com. Folks come for the lobster Benedict and stuffed French toast, but they stay to sit around the lovely koi fountain on the sunny patio. $$ CASUAL

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D'Amico's The Continental 1205 Third St. S., 659-0007. damicoscontinental.

Ridgway Bar & Grill 1300 Third St. S., 262-5500. ridgway-

barandgrill.com. A quintessential Old Naples restaurant with creative American fare. $$$ MODERN AMERICAN

Sea Salt 1186 Third St. S., 434-7258. seasaltnaples.com. Organic produce and naturally raised ingredients. Dedicated to seafood and its accompaniments. $$$$ MODERN AMERICAN

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S., 594-5557. bhabhabistro.com. Exquisite Persian cuisine in a jewel box of a dining room, offering a wide variety of authentic fare plus unique twists to vegetables, lamb, chicken, beef and more. $$$$ MIDDLE EASTERN

Bistro 821 821 Fifth Ave. S., 261-5821. bistro821.com. Kitchen open for the eyes of the customers and a menu filled with originality. $$$ MODERN AMERICAN

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Chops City Grill 837 Fifth Ave. S., 2624677. chopscitygrill. com. Fine steaks are served at this elegant, baroque-inspired steakhouse. $$$$ STEAK

The French Brasserie Rustique* 365 Fifth Ave. S., 315-4019. thefrenchnaples.com. This is celebrated local chef Vincenzo Betulia’s newest eatery; expect exquisite escargot and steak tartare in a buzzworthy atmosphere. $$$ FRENCH


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Ocean Prime 699 Fifth Ave. S., 4300404. ocean-prime. com. This swanky concept from national restaurateur Cameron Mitchell features a from-scratch kitchen mixing surf and turf, a beautiful dining room and attentive service. $$$$ MODERN AMERICAN Osteria Tulia/Bar Tulia 466 Fifth Ave. S., 213-2073. osteriatulia.com. Sicilian-inspired dishes, arguably some of the best in Naples, served in a rustic-chic farm-

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Pazzo! Cucina Italiana 853 Fifth Ave. S., 434-8494. pazzoitaliancafe.com. Beautiful presentations and twists on Italian favorites in this warm wood and plush dining room feels as welcoming as home. $$$$ ITALIAN Pinchers* Multiple locations throughout Collier and Lee counties. pinchersusa. com. Seafood from local fishermen in a super-casual and family-friendly setting. $$$ SEAFOOD Riverwalk* 1200 Fifth Ave. S., 263-2734. riverwalktincity.com. A favorite

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Tin City tradition with indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the river, it specializes in Gulf Coast cuisine. Open for lunch, Sunday brunch and dinner. $$$-$$$$

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Sails Restaurant 301 Fifth Ave. S., 360-2000. sailsrestaurants.com. This upscale eatery and raw bar continues to draw seafood lovers. Expect unusual crudos and a large selection of international fish. $$$$ SEAFOOD Sushi Thai Multiple locations throughout Collier and Lee counties. sushithaitoo. com. Large selection of sushi and Thai dishes. $$$ ASIAN Truluck's 698 Fourth Ave. S., 530-3131. trulucks.com. Known for

stone crabs brought in from its local boats, the fine dining locale also touts seafood from the Gulf and beyond. $$$$ SEAFOOD Veranda E 290 Fifth Ave. S., 659-3466. hotelescalante.com. A picturesque courtyard setting and menu with both Asian and French influences in the Hotel Escalante. $$$$ MODERN AMERICAN

DOWNTOWN NAPLES 7th Avenue Social 849 Seventh Ave. S., 231-4553. 7thavenuesocial.com. Chef-driven, well-crafted menu with craft cocktails in an indoor-outdoor setting off Fifth Avenue. $$$ AMERICAN

The Claw Bar 221 Ninth St. S., 2313912. theclawbar. com. Acclaimed chef Andy Hunter is in the kitchen serving oysters (cold and hot), exquisite seafood masterpieces, cocktails with flair and genteel Southern charm in spades. $$$$ SEAFOOD

organic fare, grass-fed beef and shakes. $$ MODERN AMERICAN Maria D'Anna CafĂŠ 300 Tamiami Trail N., 263-6892. mariadannacafe.com. Flawless, from-scratch Polish dishes and baked goods in a charming, sunny space. $$$ EASTERN EUROPEAN

Grappino* 90 9th St N., 331-4325. grappinonaples.com. New from the Aielli Group, this Italian eatery offers a fine selection of charcuterie and bruschetta as well as build-yourown pasta dishes and pizzas. $$$ ITALIAN The Lake Park Diner 944 Seventh Ave N., 228-6351. thelakeparkdiner.com. The team who brought you The Bevy now serves health-forward,

The Rooster Food + Drink 600 Goodlette-Frank Road N. Suite 101, 228-5973. theroosternaples.com. A simple breakfast and lunch spot serving not-at-all-simple dishes, like braised short ribs over grits with salsa verde. Also serves dinner Wednesday through Friday in season. $$ CASUAL Three60 Market at La Colmar 80 Tamiami Trail N., 732-7331. three60market.com.

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The second location expands with La Colmar to include full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. $$$ AMERICAN

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BAYFRONT Stoney's Steakhouse 403 Bayfront Place, 435-9353. stoneyssteakhouse.com. Formerly known as K-Prime Steakhouse, this stately dining room features plush chairs, prime cuts and great herb-crusted prime rib. $$$$ STEAK CRAYTON COVE Bleu Provence 1234 Eighth St. S., 261-8239. bleuprovencenaples. com. Take a tour of southern France in the heart of Old Naples. With amazing food and a stunning wine list, it’s consistently one of the Gulfshore’s best restaurants. $$$$ FRENCH

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Chez Boet 755 12th Ave. S., 643-6177. chezboetnaples.com. French staples with a personal touch from the husband-wife owners, plus a full bar. $$$$ FRENCH The Dock at Crayton Cove* 845 12th Ave. S., 263-9940. dockcraytoncove.com. A laidback spot for Florida seafood on Naples Bay. $$$ SEAFOOD EAST NAPLES

ties. firstwatch.com. A dependable and quick option for breakfast and lunch. $$ CASUAL Kareem’s Lebanese Kitchen 4270 Tamiami Trail E., 315-4167. kareemskitchen.com. Middle Easterners rave about the authenticity of the seven types of hummus and other meze, as well as entrées like roasted chicken with za’atarspiced potatoes. $$$ MIDDLE EASTERN

LowBrow Pizza & Beer 3148 Tamiami Trail E., 529-6919. lowbrowpizzaandbeer. com. Gourmet pies with artisanal cheeses and unique toppings made from scratch are fired in a wood-burning oven and served with craft brews in a frat-like setting (the snarky joke-strewn menu is a hoot). $$

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Rumba Cuban Café 1265 Airport-Pulling Road S., 659-2996. rumbacubancafe.com. Classic Cuban cuisine with a few fun twists and very attentive service. $$$ SPANISH/ LATIN AMERICAN

Texas Tony’s* 4519 Tamiami Trail E., 732-8392. texastonys. com. Ribs, brisket and more are complemented by a large selection of beer at this eatery from the folks behind Pinchers. $$ BARBECUE

21 Spices by Chef Asif 4270 Tamiami Trail E. #21, 919-8830. 21spicesdining.com. This isn’t your average curry house (although you can get great chicken tikka masala and garlic naan)—expect soaring ceilings, sleek décor and a full bar. $$$ INDIAN

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Alexander’s Restaurant 4077 Tamiami Trail N., 262-4999, alexandersnaples.com. The lunch and dinner menus are filled with seafood and tastes from around the world, presented in a modern café and lush garden atmosphere. $$$ MODERN

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Andre’s Steakhouse 2800 Tamiami Trail N., 263-5851. If you’re a fan of Peter Luger, opt for this tiny joint founded by one of its former chefs. $$$$

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Cibao Grille 814 Neapolitan Way, 4346653. cibaogrille.com. Caribbean dishes from the owners’ roots in the Dominican Republic mix with American classics. $$$ MODERN

Fujiyama 2555 Tamiami Trail N., 261-4332. naplesfujiyama.com. Japanese master chefs prepare and serve dinners with flair at your hibachi table; there is also a great sushi selection. $$$ ASIAN

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4691 Ninth St. N., 430-0955. damicoandsons.com. Known for wood-fired pizzas and parmigianas—and the $9.99 “bottomless” wine. ITALIAN Dorona 2110 Tamiami Trail N., 529-2819. doronanaples.com. In this upscale-casual eatery from the same owners as Sea Salt and Barbatella, the Italian flair is felt throughout, with rosemary roasted potatoes accompanying every steak. $$$$ STEAK

Escargot 41 4339 Tamiami Trail N., 7935000. escargot41.com. Traditional French restaurant with a large wine list. $$$ FRENCH Fernández the Bull 3375 Pine Ridge Road Unit 101, 653-9097; 1201 Piper Blvd. Unit 10, 254-9855. fernandezthebull. com. Serving authentic Cuban dishes, such as roasted pork and black beans, since 1985. $$ SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN

First Watch* Multiple locations throughout Lee and Collier counties. firstwatch.com. A dependable and quick option for breakfast and lunch. $$ CASUAL Food & Thought 2132 Tamiami Trail N., 213-2222. foodan-

FUSE Global Cuisine / FUSE BBQ 2500 Tamiami Trail N. #115, 455-4585. fuseglobalcuisine.com. Enjoy cuisines from around the world with the cohesive menu at the fine-dining Fuse. Or, grab insanely good barbecue next door. $$$ MODERN AMERICAN Harold’s Place 2555 Tamiami Trail N., 263-7254. naplesharoldsplace.com. This chickee bar serves an award-winning charbroiled burger. $ CASUAL Hyde n Chic 923 Creech Rd., 404-3065, chefhydegourmet.com Chef Andy Hyde now serves his brand of eclectic, crafted fare in an intimate, artfully decorated storefront. $$$ MODERN AMERICAN Jimmy P’s Charred* 1833 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, 643-2427; 25301 Tamiami Trail S., Bonita Springs, 390-0301. jimmypscharred.com. An intimate, casual steakhouse specializing in wagyu beef from Naples’ longtime favorite butcher. $$$$ STEAK

Lamoraga Restaurant 3936 Tamiami Trail N., 331-3669, lamoragarestaurant. com. Contemporary upscale twists on Spanish favorites, plus

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Martin Fierro 13040 Livingston Road, 300-4777. martinfierrorestaurant.com. Authentic Argentinian and Uruguayan parrillada with tons of grilled grass-fed beef and tango music. $$$

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Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar 4270 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., 649-5552. baysideseafoodgrillandbar.com. More than 200 feet of waterfront dining, inside and out. The upper deck bar has live music. $$$$ SEAFOOD

Moura Bistro 3369 Pine Ridge Road, 7388883. mourabistro. com. A tiny storefront is delivering a flavorful selection of Lebanese fare, including falafel, hummus, tabouleh, shawarma and shish kebabs. $$$ MIDDLE

M Waterfront Grille 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., 263-4421. mwaterfrontgrille. com. Organic meat, seafood and produce; main dining room with bay views, plus a full bar and front terrace. $$$$ MODERN AMERICAN

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O’mei* 6434 Naples Blvd., Suite 406, 6315633. omeinaples.com. O’mei’s Peking duck and other Chinese fare are among Naples’ best, made with the freshest ingredients. $$$ ASIAN Shula’s Steak House 5111 Tamiami Trail N., 430-4999. shulasnaples.com. Classic steakhouse fare from Hall of Fame Coach Don Shula. $$$$ STEAK

Swan River Seafood and Fish Market 3741 Tamiami Trail N., 403-7000. swanriverseafood.com. The restaurant serves Cape Cod-style seafood, and the market stocks a variety of fresh catches, plus Angus beef, wine and more. $$$ SEAFOOD USS Nemo 3745 Tamiami Trail N., 261-6366. ussnemorestaurant.com. Masterful

MiraMare Ristorante 4236 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., 430-6273. miramarenaples.com. Come for the gorgeous corner waterfront patio on Venetian Bay, stay for large portions of calamari and chicken francese. $$$ ITALIAN T-Michaels Steak and Lobster House 4050 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., 261-0622. t-michaels. com. Steakhouse dining on the waterfront at The Village on Venetian Bay, featuring USDA prime meats and Maine lobster. $$$$ STEAK

WATERSIDE SHOPS True Food Kitchen 5375 Tamiami Trail N. Suite 15, 431-4580. truefoodkitchen.com. The majority of the menu at this upscale chain caters to vegetarians, but it’s a perfect place for flexitarian food lovers who are looking for a healthy

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and satisfying meal while at Waterside Shops. $$$ VEGETARIAN NORTH NAPLES Agave 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, 598-3473. agavenaples.com. A modern restaurant true to its Mexican roots and famed for its tableside guacamole. $$$ MEXICAN

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Baleen 9891 Gulf Shore Drive, 598-5707. laplayaresort.com. A beachfront wraparound terrace sets the stage for a night of creative cuisine (lunch is served daily, along with breakfast Monday through Friday) at the LaPlaya resort. $$$$ MODERN AMERICAN

The Bay House / The Claw Bar at Tierney’s Tavern 799 Walkerbilt Road, 591-3837. bayhousenaples.com. Enjoy the delectable Southern-influenced menus in an elegant formal dining room with panoramic views of a scenic mangrove-lined waterway, or the rustic tavern and bar with live music every night. $$$$ SEAFOOD

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Black Forest Restaurant 2366 Immokalee Road, 592-4784. blackforestnaples.com. Classic German and Austrian dishes in an intimate setting in the Green Tree Plaza. $$$ EASTERN EUROPEAN

Bone Hook Brewing Co. 1514 Immokalee Road, 631-8522. bonehookbrewing.com.Newly renovated and expanded, this well-respected microbrewery now has a taproom with a full kitchen, table service and grub to match. $$ BAR BITES

Café Gourmand 9853 Tamiami Trail N., 260-7109. cafegour280

mand.net. Try the best selection of crêpes in Naples at this quaint daytime spot; now open Tuesday-Sunday, white tablecloths come out at night for formal (yet reasonably priced) dinner service. $$ FRENCH

Cote d’Azur 11224 Tamiami Trail N., 5978867. cotedazurrestaurant.com. Delectable French cuisine offering everything from filet mignon to quail in a cozy Provençal setting. $$$$ FRENCH The Crust 8004 Trail Blvd., 244-8488. thecrustpizza.net. With a huge bar and games on TV, it’s one of Naples’ most popular pizza joints, and specializes in thin-crust, shareable pies cut into bite-size squares. The only other menu items are salads and subs. $$ ITALIAN DaRuMa Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Lounge* 241 Center St. N., 591-1200. darumarestaurant.com. Traditional service or Teppan-style tableside cooking. Teriyaki steak, filet mignon, chicken, seafood, tempura, sushi and more. $$$$ ASIAN Deep Lagoon Seafood & Fish Market* 10395 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, 631-6266. deeplagoon.com. At this fresh concept from the family behind Pinchers, seating is casual and there’s an extensive seafood market. $$$ SEAFOOD Dusk 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, 598-6644. ritzcarlton.com. Known for some of the freshest and most intriguing sushi options around, this lounge in The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is full of dark corners and couches— or you can opt to sit on

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First Watch* Multiple locations throughout Lee and Collier counties. firstwatch.com. A dependable and quick option for breakfast and lunch. $$ CASUAL

Komoon Thai Sushi & Ceviche 1575 Pine Ridge Road #9; 1514 Immokalee Road; 3300 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 234-2442. komoonthai. com. A fun mix of Thai, Japanese and Peruvian (ceviche plus a few hot entrées). $$ ASIAN

Grain De Café 8803 Tamiami Trail N., 5948081. frenchcafenaples. com. Slogging through the often-long cashier line is worth it for the freshest pain au chocolat, almond croissants, quiches and crêpes for breakfast, lunch and take-out. $$ FRENCH The Grill 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, 598-6644. ritz-carlton. com. Located in The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, this steakhouse evokes the ambience of a

Namba 8847 Tamiami Trail N., 592-4992. nambanaples.com. This tiny eatery's Japanese menu is limited to a small yet remarkable selection of ramen, sushi and small plates. $$$ ASIAN

Parmesan Pete’s 7935 Airport-Pulling Road, 992-3663. parmesanpetes.com. A dependable red sauce joint serving huge portions of Parmesans, meatballs and manicotti. $$$ ITALIAN The Turtle Club 9225 Gulf Shore Drive, 5926557. turtleclubnaples. com. Upscale casual beachfront restaurant offering coastal cuisine. $$$$ SEAFOOD Zen Asian BBQ 10823 Tamiami Trail N., 260-7037. eatatzen. com.Pan-Asian fusion joint with an extensive sushi selection, as well as, bulgogi ramen “nachos,” pho and table-seared Korean barbecue. $$$ ASIAN

MERCATO Blue Martini* 9114 Strada Place, 591-2583. naples.bluemartini. com. With live music most nights and its namesake super-size martinis, it’s good there is plenty of food, from lollipop lamb chops to rich chocolate cake. $$$ BAR BITES The Hampton Social 9114 Strada Place, 202-2038. thehamptonsocial.com. This large-scale eatery is a beautifully designed export from Chicago with a chic, rosé-allday bar scene complemented by reasonably priced seafood. $$$ SEAFOOD

Rocco’s Tacos 9123 Strada Place, 500-8226. roccostacos.com/ naples. It’s a perpetual party at this lively joint where the food is just as good as the libations (there are more than 400 tequilas)—and the kitchen is open late. $$$ MEXICAN THE PAVILION Inca’s Kitchen 8955 Tamiami Trail N., 631-5954. incaskitchens2.com. Top-quality authentic Peruvian cuisine in a spacious and sleek dining room. $$$ LATIN AMERICAN KC American Bistro 885 Vanderbilt Beach Road, 566-2371; 19820 Village Center Dr., Estero, 237-2133.

kcamericanbistro. com. Fresh, seasonal, regional American cuisine in a casually elegant setting. The spinoff Estero location opened in 2019. $$$$ MODERN AMERICAN Tacos & Tequila Cantina 8971 Tamiami Trail N., 254-8226; 4834 Davis Blvd., 732-8226; 10952 Eagle Village Drive, Fort Myers, 330-8226. tacosandtequilanaples. com. Killer tacos with lots of clever spins, plus margaritas aplenty at this cute, festive spot. $$ MEXICAN


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GALLERIA SHOPPES AT VANDERBILT Alpine Restaurant 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, 325-9499. alpineofnaples.com. Here, you’ll find the best of German, Slovak, Czech, Polish and Hungarian cuisines in one place. $$$ EASTERN EUROPEAN

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The Cave Bistro & Wine Bar 2343 Vanderbilt Beach Road, 513-0095. napleswinecollection. com. This ode to underground wine cellars of Burgundy, complete with a curved ceiling and stonework, has a full liquor license and Continental small plates. $$$ BAR BITES Mister O1 Extraordinary Pizza 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, 631-6844. mistero1. com. “Extraordinary” isn’t hyperbole, try the star pizza crust stuffed with ricotta. $$ ITALIAN

BO N ITA SPRI N GS Angelina’s Ristorante 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, 390-3187. angelinasofbonitasprings. com. Fine dining in plush banquettes with an award-winning wine list makes this one of the area’s top restaurants. $$$$ ITALIAN

C Level Bistro & Wine Bar 4450 Bonita Beach Road, 221-7046. c-levelbar.com. Quiet and effortlessly refined, this intimate eatery is dependable for continental fare like steak au poivre and raspberry duck. $$$$ MODERN AMERICAN Coconut Jack’s Waterfront Grille 5370 Bonita Beach Road, 676-7777. coconutjacks.com. Beautiful

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water views in a casual setting off Bonita Beach Road. Perfect for a quick bite around sunset. $$$ SEAFOOD DeRomo’s Gourmet Market & Restaurant 26811 South Bay Drive Suites 140 and 148, 325-3583. deromos. com. This chic sit-down restaurant with a big-city vibe and pretty patio is part and parcel of an Italian market featuring fresh pastas, cheeses, baked goods and more. $$$ ITALIAN Figs Grille 25987 S. Tamiami Trail #109, 390-1700. figsgrille. com. Refreshing fusion of Spanish, Turkish, Moroccan, Lebanese and French cuisines. $$$ MEDITERRANEAN Harvest & Wisdom 27750 Old 41 Rd., 3195544. shangrilasprings. com. At the ShangriLa Springs historic hotel, the restaurant turns fresh produce from its on-property organic garden and locally-sourced animal products into clean, healthy, artful cuisine. $$$ VEGETARIAN Olde Florida Chop House* 3401 Bay Commons Dr., 9484400. oldefloridachophouse.com. Waterfront dining specializing in Florida style dishes including steak and seafood. $$$$ MODERN

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Pinchers* Multiple locations throughout Collier and Lee counties. pinchersusa. com. Seafood from local fishermen in a family-friendly setting. $$$ SEAFOOD

Fresh Catch Bistro 3040 Estero Blvd., 4632600. freshcatchbistro. com. A notch above the more casual fare on the beach without feeling stuffy. $$$ SEAFOOD

Roy’s Restaurant 26831 South Bay Drive, 498-7697. roysrestaurant.com. Enjoy celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi’s Hawaiian and Pacific fusion fine-dining. $$$$

Pinchers* Multiple locations throughout Collier and Lee counties. pinchersusa. com. Seafood from local fishermen in a super-casual and family-friendly setting. $$$ SEAFOOD

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A Table Apart 4295 Bonita Beach Road, 221-8540. atableapart. com. This restaurant fuses influences from throughout the Pacific Rim. $$$ MODERN AMERICAN

Tarpon Bay 5001 Coconut Road, 390-4295. hyatt.com. Elegant waterfront dining with a focus on fish and shellfish at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. $$$$ SEAFOOD Wylds Café 4271 Bonita Beach Road, 947-0408. wyldscafe. com. Three chefs join forces for a modern American fine-dining experience at a reasonable price. $$$$ MODERN AMERICAN

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The Other Side Bistro 24630 S. Tamiami Trail, 992-7433. bonitaspringsbistro.com. Chef Brian McCarley serves comforting dishes with a modern flair. $$$ MODERN AMERICAN Petar’s Restaurant 3300 Bonita Beach Road, Unit 120, 4941343. petarsrestaurant. com. The talented young chef Petar Al Kurdi has developed

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option for breakfast and lunch. $$ CASUAL

ES TE RO Divieto Ristorante* 23161 Village Shops Way #101, 390-2977. divietoristorante.com. This place is famous for fettuccine Alfredo prepared in a hollowed-out parmesan wheel. $$$ ITALIAN

First Watch* Multiple locations throughout Lee and Collier counties. firstwatch.com. A dependable and quick

FORT MYE RS SOUTH FORT MYERS Artisan Eatery 8951 Daniels Parkway, 8874844. artisaneatery. com. Beyond the counter service, soda machine and postage stamp size of this café, the outstanding eggs Benedict, sandwiches, flatbreads and daily chef’s specials are delights. $$ CASUAL Ember Korean Steakhouse 7091 College Parkway #9, 771-8818. emberfortmyers.com. This contemporary restaurant serves everything from tabletop barbecue to well-executed fusion dishes and sushi. $$$ ASIAN

Fancy’s Southern Café 8890 Salrose Lane #101, 561-2988. fancyssoutherncafe. com. Classic Southern favorites served in a casually elegant atmosphere. $$ MODERN AMERICAN

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Harold’s 15250 S. Tamiami Trail Suite 107, 849-0622. haroldscuisine.com. A cozy bistro with farm-totable cuisine from chef Harold Balink. $$$ MODERN AMERICAN

La Trattoria Café Napoli Villas Plaza, 12377 S. Cleveland Ave., 931-0050. latrattoriacafenapoli.com. Known for chef-owner Gloria’s paella, this Spanish restaurant also features a variety of tapas, pasta, meat and seafood dishes. $$$ MEDITERRANEAN

Osteria Celli 15880 Summerlin Road #308, 267-1310. osteriacelli. com. Authentic, freshly made pastas are a highlight of this upscale casual eatery. $$$ ITALIAN Pinchers* Multiple locations throughout Collier and Lee counties. pinchersusa. com. Seafood from local fishermen in a super-casual and family-friendly setting. $$$ SEAFOOD The Saucy Meatball 12401 Commerce Lakes Drive, 800-7172. saucymeatball.com. A younger sister in the Gateway neighborhood to the long popular 2 Meatballs in the Kitchen, this industrial-chic pizzeria also has craveworthy pasta dishes, salads, entrées and complimentary garlic knots. $$ ITALIAN Silk Road 8646 Gladiolus Drive, 6894845. Specializing in Central Asian cuisine, this restaurant takes diners on a rewarding epicurean journey with Uzbek delicacies and traditional food and wine offerings from throughout the region. $$ ASIAN

Viet Village 16571 S. Tamiami Trail, 208-8368. vietvillagefl. com. After an extensive renovation, this lovely Vietnamese restaurant opened in 2018 to critical acclaim; don’t miss the rare-beef pho and the special rice cooked in a clay pot. $$ ASIAN BELL TOWER SHOPS DaRuMa Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Lounge* 13499 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, 344-0037. darumarestaurant.com. Traditional service or Teppan-style tableside cooking. Steak, chicken, seafood, tempura, sushi and more. $$$$

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CENTRAL FORT MYERS Blu Agave 1404 Cape Coral Parkway E., Cape Coral, 471-2075. bluagavemexicanrestaurant.com. From tacos and enchiladas to margaritas and flan, this winsome place is tastefully decorated in shades of azul. $$ MEXICAN

Chef Brooke’s Natural Café 1850 Boy Scout Drive #A106, 332-2433. chefbrookeonline.com. Organic, gluten-free and vegan-friendly cuisine. Open until 4 p.m. $$ VEGETARIAN

El Gaucho Inca 4383 Colonial Blvd., 275-7504. elgauchoinca.com. Traditional Argentinian (including the Italian specialties popular there) and Peruvian food prepared to perfection. The warm service, with a personal touch, is also a delight. $$ LATIN AMERICAN

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KJ’s Steakhouse 10950 S. Cleveland Ave., 275-4745. kjsfreshgrill.com. The creators behind this contemporary upscale-casual chophouse and burger heaven pride themselves on aging and a 900-degree searing technique, plus a fully stocked bar. $$$ MODERN AMERICAN Sasse’s Restaurant 3651 Evans Ave., 278-5544. sassesrestaurant.com. Northern Italian and European cuisine cooked in a wood-burning oven to critical and popular acclaim. $$$$ ITALIAN MCGREGOR CORRIDOR Azure 15301 McGregor Blvd., 288-4296. azurefortmyers.com. At this casual finedining boîte, chef Joe Pittman, formerly of Mereday’s Fine Dining, excels at modernized classics. $$$ FRENCH Blanc 13451 McGregor Blvd., 887-3139. blancentertainment. com. This contemporary restaurant mixes trends like sous vide and robata grilling with a strong French influence. $$ FRENCH

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Crave Restaurant 12901 McGregor Blvd., 466-4663. cravemenu. com. The chef and owner of Crave makes all of his killer comfort food from scratch down to the deli meat for daily breakfasts and lunches (and dinners select nights of the week). $$$ MODERN AMERICAN

Deep Lagoon Seafood & Oyster House* 14040 McGregor Blvd., 689-5474. deeplagoon.com. This waterfront spot distinguishes itself with a raw bar, modern décor and scenic marina views. $$$ SEAFOOD First Watch* Multiple locations throughout Lee and Collier counties. firstwatch.com. A dependable and quick option for breakfast and lunch. $$ CASUAL Roadhouse Café 15660 San Carlos Blvd., 415-4375. roadhousecafefl.com. Live jazz is a big draw, and there’s something for everyone, with steaks as well as a wide range of dishes. $$$$ MODERN AMERICAN

DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS Bullig Coffee & Bites 1815 Fowler St., 703-2629. facebook. com/staytrueandbeme. Thoroughly modern with a whimsical touch, Bullig has bespoke brews that are works of art, and savory and sweet waffles

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(and more) that are a great way to fuel your day. (Not open past 3 p.m.) $ CASUAL First Watch* Multiple locations throughout Lee and Collier counties. firstwatch.com. A dependable and quick option for breakfast and lunch. $$ CASUAL Izzy’s Fish & Oyster 2282 First St., Fort Myers, 337-4999. izzysftmyers.com. A former Miami-based chef relocated his chic raw bar and New England-style seafood spot to the River District. $$$

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Pinchers* Multiple locations throughout Collier and Lee counties. pinchersusa. com. Seafood from local fishermen in a super-casual and family-friendly setting. $$$ SEAFOOD

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The Standard 1520 Broadway, 219-6463. thestandardftmyers. com. An independent eatery in the River District boasting fresh and from-scratch eats in a convivial atmosphere for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. $$$ MODERN AMERICAN

Twisted Vine Bistro 2214 Bay St., 226-1687. twistedvinebistro. com. An eclectic menu featuring twists on classic grill and seafood favorites. There is a large wine list, and The Barrel Room, its sister bar next door, features rare whiskies and live blues. $$$$ MODERN AMERICAN

The Veranda 2122 Second St., Fort Myers, 332-2065. verandares-

following summer’s complete makeover. $$$$ MODERN AMERICAN Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille Multiple locations throughout Lee County. docfordsfortmyersbeach.com. docfordssanibel.com. Seafood, mojitos and its namesake rum bar. $$$ SEAFOOD

Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm 8250 Nalle Grade Road, 567-6000. rosy-tomorrows.com. Breakfast and lunch Thursday through Sunday is a unique treat—as you graze, you can see the humanely raised longhorn cattle, hogs, chickens and more doing the same right in front of you. $$

The Mad Hatter 6467 Sanibel Captiva Road, 472-0033. madhatterrestaurant.com. Whimsical fine dining from amuse bouche to sweet ending. Arrive early for a glass of wine on the sand (no outdoor seats). $$$$ MODERN

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SA N IBE L ISL A N D Bleu Rendez-Vous French Bistro 2430 Periwinkle Way, 5651608. bleurendezvous. com. Chef Christian Vivet’s intimate French bistro serving authentic cuisine. $$$$ FRENCH Cielo 1244 Periwinkle Way, 472-5555, ilcielosanibel.com. The modern American fare (with a subtle Italian influence) is all made in-house. Late 2019 it reopened with a new interior design

Sweet Melissa’s Café 1625 Periwinkle Way, 472-1956. sweetmelissascafe.com. Chef Melissa DonahueTalmage’s creative cuisine, such as crawfish ravioli with farro, is not to be missed—she became Southwest Florida’s first semifinalist for a James Beard Award in 2019. $$$ MODERN AMERICAN

T2 2340 Periwinkle Way, 558-8919. t2traders.com. The younger, more intimate sibling of Traders, an

island institution, this retro-chic dining room and bar are home to cocktails and dishes like white gazpacho, short rib flatbreads, curried snapper and house-made bread pudding. $$$ MODERN AMERICAN

C APTIVA ISL A N D Keylime Bistro at Captiva Island Inn* 11509 Andy Rosse Lane, 395-4000. keylimebistrocaptiva.com. Colorful, with an island feel, and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a full bar. $$$ MODERN AMERICAN

The Mucky Duck 11546 Andy Rosse Lane, 472-3434. muckyduck. com. British pub atmosphere with seafood platters; beers and live music on the beach. $$$ CASUAL RC Otter’s Island Eats* 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, 395-1142. captivaislandinn.com. This family-friendly restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to the tune of daily live music in a colorful space just steps from the beach. $$ CASUAL

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Ginger Bistro 4650 Cleveland Ave. #8, 689-3113; 2366 Surfside Blvd. Unit C-101, Cape Coral, 558-8865. Authentic Chinese fare, including dim sum and traditional Cantonese barbecue. $$ ASIAN


Sunshine Seafood Café and Wine Bar* 11508 Andy Rosse Lane, 472-6200. captivaislandinn.com/captiva-island-restaurant/ sunshine-seafood. This restaurant has long stood a step above the rest of the island’s beachy cafés with selections such as paella and rack of lamb and a modern-yet-charming perch. $$$$ SEAFOOD

C APE COR AL | PI N E ISL A N D Cork Soakers Deck & Wine Bar 837 SE 47th Terrace, 542-6622. corksoakers.net. A delightfully irreverent tone shows in décor (cheeky photographs

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and minimal indoor seating) and menu (“The Hangover sandwich” and curry-brined wings). $$ MODERN AMERICAN Fathoms Restaurant & Bar 5785 Cape Harbour Drive, 542-0123. fathomsrestaurant. com. A modern Cape Harbour restaurant serving cuisine with international influences and authentic flavors. $$$$ MODERN AMERICAN Fish Tale Grill By Merrick Seafood 1229 SE 47th Terrace, 257-3167. fishtalegrill. com. Starting with fresh fish from the adjacent market, many popular items here—like coconut shrimp—earn descriptions like “the best I ever ate” from diners. $$$$ SEAFOOD

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Gather 5971 Silver King Blvd., 673-9939. gathercape.com. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner in season, this eclectic spot at Tarpon Point Marina is from two of the Cape’s most celebrated chefs, and it's excelling at one-of-a-kind cocktails and global fare. $$$ MODERN AMERICAN

Marker 92 Waterfront Bar & Bistro / Nauti Mermaid 5961 Silver King Blvd., 541-5600. marker92. com. Sit outside for views of an open bay and tasty sandwiches and entrées. (It’s in a hotel, but grounds are open to the public.) $$$ SEAFOOD

Nevermind 927 E. Cape Coral Parkway, 994-3062. nevermindanimalhouse.com. If you can take the gritty exposed piping, you’re in for seriously good comfort food and stiff cocktails. $$ MODERN AMERICAN

Pinchers* Multiple locations throughout Collier and Lee counties. pinchersusa. com. Seafood from local fishermen in a super-casual and family-friendly setting. $$$ SEAFOOD Point 57 Kitchen & Cocktails 3522 Del Prado Blvd., 4717785. point-57.com. A Southern influence pervades the critically

acclaimed menu at this upscale-casual eatery that has emerged as one of Lee County’s best. $$$ MODERN AMERICAN

Rumrunners 5848 Cape Harbour Drive, 542-0200. rumrunnersrestaurant.com. On a picturesque mangrove-lined canal, this laidback indooroutdoor spot offers dependable fare. $$$ MODERN AMERICAN

Slate’s 4820 Candia St., 540-6800. slatescapecoral.com. A trip to New Orleans on a plate, the Crescent City is evoked in all dishes, from the traditional to the inventive. Guests can also enjoy its lively jazz lounge. $$$ MODERN AMERICAN

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Texas Tony’s* 4519 Tamiami Trail E., 732-8392. texastonys.com. Ribs, brisket and more are complemented by a large selection of beer at this eatery from the folks behind Pinchers. $$ BARBECUE

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FIVE STAR AWARD WINNERS These days, it takes a village to manage your financial world. Whether it is managing your assets with a wealth manager, navigating the ever-changing tax landscape, sorting out your estate and succession planning or picking the right life insurance, finding the right team can be a daunting task. In fact, many consumers have a hard time figuring out where to even begin. Sometimes, a few simple questions can put you on the right path. Asking a professional what makes working with them a unique experience can help you understand how they work and if their style meshes with your own. This is a great place to start! Five Star Professional uses its own proprietary research methodology to name outstanding professionals, then works with publications such as Gulfshore Life magazine to spread the word about award winners. Each award candidate undergoes a thorough research process (detailed here) before being considered for the final list of award winners. For the complete list of winners, go to www.fivestarprofessional.com.

FIVE STAR PROFESSIONAL

Proprietary Research Process Nomination of Candidates Three sources of nominations: – Prequalification based – Firm nominations on industry credentials – Peer nominations

RESEARCH DISCLOSURES In order to consider a broad population of high-quality wealth managers and investment professionals, award candidates are identified by one of three sources: firm nomination, peer nomination or prequalification based on industry standing. Self-nominations are not accepted. Southwest Florida award candidates were identified using internal and external research data. Candidates do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final lists of Five Star Wealth Managers or Five Star Investment Professionals. • The Five Star award is not indicative of a professional’s future performance. • Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their clients’ assets. • The inclusion of a professional on the Five Star Wealth Manager list or the Five Star Investment Professional list should not be construed as an endorsement of the professional by Five Star Professional or Gulfshore Life magazine. • Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager, Five Star Investment Professional or any professional is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected professionals will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. • Five Star Professional is not an advisory firm and the content of this article should not be considered financial advice. For more information on the Five Star Wealth Manager or Five Star Investment Professional award programs, research and selection criteria, go to fivestarprofessional.com/research.

FIVE STAR WEALTH MANAGER CRITERIA DETERMINATION OF AWARD WINNERS

Award candidates who satisfied 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria were named 2020 Five Star Wealth Managers. Eligibility Criteria – Required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative. 2. Actively employed as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of five years. 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review. 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal firm standards. 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation Criteria – Considered: 6. One-year client retention rate. 7. Five-year client retention rate. 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered. 9. Number of client households served. 10. Education and professional designations. 687 award candidates in the Southwest Florida area were considered for the Five Star Wealth Manager award. 74 (approximately 11% of the award candidates) were named 2020 Five Star Wealth Managers.

FIVE STAR INVESTMENT PROFESSIONAL CRITERIA DETERMINATION OF AWARD WINNERS

The investment professional award goes to estate planning attorneys, insurance agents and select others in the financial industry. Eligibility Criteria – Required: 1. Credentialed with appropriate state or industry licensures. 2. Actively employed as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of five years. 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review. 4. Accepting new clients. Evaluation Criteria – Considered: 5. One-year client retention rate. 6. Five-year client retention rate. 7. Number of client households served. 8. Recent personal production and performance (industry specific criteria). 9. Education and professional designations/industry and board certifications. 10. Pro Bono and community service work. This year, we honored 1 Southwest Florida-area investment professionals with the Five Star Investment Professional award.

All award winners are listed in this publication.

Wealth Managers Financial Planning Kathleen Campbell ∙ Campbell Financial Partners Christopher A. Fraga ∙ Fraga Wealth Management Group Page 6 Kristy Kemnic-Nicol ∙ MaxWealth Management/Lake Michigan Credit Union Page 8 Charles Abels Massie ∙ Massie & Reilly, CPAs, PLLC Page 8

Sean McVey ∙ Naples Wealth Planning Page 7

Robert T. Edwards ∙ Edwards Asset Management Pages 3 & 4

Anthony R. Pasqua ∙ Integrated Financial Partners Page 7

Kim Larson-Collins ∙ Wells Fargo Advisors

Michael J. Prioletti ∙ Baird Private Wealth Management

Investments Nick Chlumsky ∙ Wells Fargo Advisors Page 5 Gary T. Crisci ∙ Crisci Private Wealth Management

Kenneth Alan Levin ∙ Schlager Schlager & Levin Brian M. Megibow ∙ Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Page 9

Regulatory Consumer Complaint Review All candidates must demonstrate a favorable regulatory history.

Candidate Submission of Practice Information Candidates must complete either an online or over-the-phone interview.

Evaluation of Candidate Practice Candidates are evaluated on 10 objective evaluation and eligibility criteria.

Firm Review of Award Candidate List All candidates are reviewed by a representative of their firm before final selection.

Finalization and Announcement of Winners

James A. Rocco ∙ Wells Fargo Advisors Page 8 Reina Loree Schlager ∙ Schlager Schlager & Levin Matt S. Stratton ∙ Girard, A Univest Wealth Division

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Robert T. Edwards President, Senior PIM Portfolio Manager

Edwards Asset Management 5811 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Suite 600 • Naples, FL 34108 Direct: 239-264-1000 • Toll-free: 800-369-5851 Bob.Edwards@EdwardsNaples.com • www.EdwardsNaples.com

Nine-Year Winner, 2012 – 2020 Winner

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their clients’ assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com. 687 Southwest Florida wealth managers were considered for the award; 74 (11 % of candidates) were named 2020 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2019: 707 considered, 68 winners; 2018: 646 considered, 63 winners; 2017: 477 considered, 124 winners; 2016: 426 considered, 128 winners; 2015: 685 considered, 161 winners; 2014: 883 considered, 142 winners; 2013: 651 considered, 158 winners; 2012: 590 considered, 163 winners.

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For more than 30 years, Bob Edwards has served clients in Naples, Florida, addressing the financial considerations of individuals, multigenerational families, family offices, foundations and endowments. Edwards Asset Management was founded on the belief that personal attention is paramount to success — our own and our clients’. When you entrust us as your investment advisor, you’ll receive our clear communication and unwavering commitment to achieve your financial goals. With wealth comes responsibility and unique considerations: personal, family, social, philanthropic and the stewardship to sustain wealth. Every family is different; Edwards Asset Management structures highly customized, boutique investment management solutions, providing guidance, strategy and support. Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN). Edwards Asset Management is a separate entity from WFAFN. 1219-02031. The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their clients’ assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com. 687 Southwest Florida wealth managers were considered for the award; 74 (11 % of candidates) were named 2020 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2019: 707 considered, 68 winners; 2018: 646 considered, 63 winners; 2017: 477 considered, 124 winners; 2016: 426 considered, 128 winners; 2015: 685 considered, 161 winners; 2014: 883 considered, 142 winners; 2013: 651 considered, 158 winners; 2012: 590 considered, 163 winners.

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Nick Chlumsky CFP , CRPC , First Vice President – Investment Officer, PIM Portfolio Manager ®

®

2014 – 2017 and 2019 – 2020 winner

Chlumsky Wealth Management of Wells Fargo Advisors 12140 Carissa Commerce Court, Suite 100 • Fort Myers, FL 33966 Cell: 239-200-5982 • Office: 239-479-7979 nick.chlumsky@wfadvisors.com • www.chlumskywealthmanagement.com

The Chlumsky Wealth Management Group specializes in helping high net worth individuals and their families build, manage, preserve and transition wealth. Our approach, first and foremost, is to understand you. We then design, implement and review a customized wealth management strategy that helps you pursue your financial goals without sacrificing your lifestyle or taking unnecessary investment risks. Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC. [CAR-1219-02071].

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their clients’ assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com. 687 Southwest Florida wealth managers were considered for the award; 74 (11 % of candidates) were named 2020 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2019: 707 considered, 68 winners; 2018: 646 considered, 63 winners; 2017: 477 considered, 124 winners; 2016: 426 considered, 128 winners; 2015: 685 considered, 161 winners; 2014: 883 considered, 142 winners; 2013: 651 considered, 158 winners; 2012: 590 considered, 163 winners.

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WEALTH MANAGERS

Christopher A. Fraga J.D., CFP®, CLTC®, CRPC®, CDFA®

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YEAR WINNER Nine-year winner Christopher A. Fraga, J.D., CFP®, CLTC®, CRPC®, CDFA®

Imagine … Setting Peace of Mind as Your Highest Priority and Organizing Your Life Around It ∙ Clarity and confidence

∙ Comprehensive and coordinated

∙ Protected and prepared

∙ Simplicity, stability and security

A trusted advisor with over 30 years of experience, Chris provides concierge wealth management services to women who have experienced the loss of a spouse, the termination of a marriage and other significant life events. New relationships are formed by personal introductions. 780 Fifth Avenue S, Suite 200 • Naples, FL 34102 Phone: 239-262-5164 • chris@fragawealth.com • fragawealth.com Securities and Advisory Services Offered Through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Estate Planning and Legal Services provided by Christopher Fraga and Fraga Wealth Management Group. Fraga Wealth Management Group and Commonwealth Financial Network® are separate and unrelated entities. Wealth Manager Award Winner

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their clients’ assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com. 687 Southwest Florida wealth managers were considered for the award; 74 (11 % of candidates) were named 2020 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2019: 707 considered, 68 winners; 2018: 646 considered, 63 winners; 2017: 477 considered, 124 winners; 2016: 426 considered, 128 winners; 2015: 685 considered, 161 winners; 2014: 883 considered, 142 winners; 2013: 651 considered, 158 winners; 2012: 590 considered, 163 winners.

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WEALTH MANAGERS

Anthony R. Pasqua CRPC®, Financial Planner

2018 – 2020 Five Star Wealth Manager ∙ Confidential, highly customized personal service ∙ Effective guidance on individual financial plans

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YEAR WINNER Three-year winner Anthony R. Pasqua, CRPC®, Financial Planner

We provide clients with fee-based retirement, estate and business succession planning, as well as estate tax, investment and insurance strategies. We are dedicated to helping clients build, preserve, protect and transfer their wealth.

28628 Wahoo Drive • Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Phone: 239-405-8236 • anthony.pasqua@ifpadvisor.com www.anthonypasqua.com

Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through Integrated Financial Partners, a registered investment advisor and separate entity from LPL Financial. CRPC conferred by College for Financial Planning.

Wealth Manager Award Winner

Sean McVey Managing Director, Wealth Management, NMLS 370877

Earning Clients’ Trust Through Integrated Financial Planning ∙ Portfolio strategies

∙ Trust and tax coordination

∙ Asset allocation

∙ Real estate and mortgage

∙ Insurance maximization

∙ Business optimization

∙ Liability management

∙ 2014, 2016 – 2018 and 2020 Five Star Wealth Manager

∙ Risk mitigation

Our philosophy is centered around doing what is right for our clients. As a fiduciary, we believe in long-term relationships and aim to earn your continued trust through highly personalized attention throughout our relationship. Schedule your complimentary consultation by emailing smcvey@napleswealthplanning.com.

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1016 Collier Center Way, Suite 201 • Naples, FL 34110 Phone: 239-228-3859 smcvey@napleswealthplanning.com www.napleswealthplanning.com

YEAR WINNER 2014, 2016 – 2018 and 2020 winner Sean McVey, Financial Advisor Wealth Manager Award Winner

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their clients’ assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com. 687 Southwest Florida wealth managers were considered for the award; 74 (11 % of candidates) were named 2020 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2019: 707 considered, 68 winners; 2018: 646 considered, 63 winners; 2017: 477 considered, 124 winners; 2016: 426 considered, 128 winners; 2015: 685 considered, 161 winners; 2014: 883 considered, 142 winners; 2013: 651 considered, 158 winners; 2012: 590 considered, 163 winners.

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WEALTH MANAGERS

Kristy Kemnic-Nicol VP Program Manager – Investments, Wealth Advisor

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor®

I’ve been in the financial industry for 30 years. When working with clients like you, I take a holistic approach in helping you pursue your goals of financial stability and sustainability. I consider your financial scenario in its entirety to understand how your various life factors play off each other. I help clients work toward building wealth through financial, retirement and legacy planning and sketch out a realistic picture of what you want your retirement to become. I want you to feel confident in making decisions that will affect you and your loved ones.

2020 winner Kristy Kemnic-Nicol

2470 Immokalee Road • Naples, FL 34110 Office: 239-908-5894 • Cell: 231-557-7691 kristy.kemnic@lpl.com • www.lmcu.org/personal/invest

Securities and advisory services are offered through LPL Financial (LPL), a registered investment advisor and broker-dealer (member FINRA/SIPC). Insurance products are offered through LPL or its licensed affiliates. Lake Michigan Credit Union and MaxWealth Management are not registered as a broker-dealer or investment advisor. Registered representatives of LPL offer products and services using MaxWealth Management, and may also be employees of Lake Michigan Credit Union. These products and services are being offered through LPL or its affiliates, which are separate entities from, and not affiliates of, Lake Michigan Credit Union or MaxWealth Mangememt. Securities and insurance offered through LPL or its affiliates are: Not Insured by the NCUA or Any Other Government Agency.

Not Lake Michigan Credit Union Guaranteed.

Not Lake Michigan Credit Union Deposits or Obligations.

May Lose Value.

Wealth Manager Award Winner

James A. Rocco

Charles Abels Massie

Financial Advisor, Senior Vice President – Investments

President, CFP®, CPA

15671 San Carlos Boulevard, Suite 201 Fort Myers, FL 33908 Cell: 239-910-1345 Office: 239-768-2171 charlesm@cpamassie.com www.cpamassie.com

1090 N Collier Boulevard Marco Island, FL 34145 Cell: 239-221-4085 Office: 239-389-3009 james.rocco@wellsfargo.com Tailored Financial Strategies and Personal Service ∙ 2020 Five Star Wealth Manager As a financial advisor, I will take the time to understand your individual goals and unique needs. I will help you develop an appropriate strategy that seeks to balance income, growth and safety. Through clear communication, I will help you make informed decisions about your investment strategy. Whether you are planning for retirement, looking to preserve your wealth or saving for your children’s and grandchildren’s education, I am dedicated to helping you meet all your financial goals. Contact me for information on how I may be able to help you and your family.

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Tax Advantaged Asset Protection

∙ Tax planning ∙ Financial planning ∙ Insurance reviews As a CPA, I understand taxes. As a CFP®, I understand financial planning. I am able to offer professional, educated advice in both areas. I have the necessary background, education and credentials required to meet your needs as a financial consultant. I will assist you in establishing goals, developing plans and implementing and monitoring your plans. Give me a call today!

Wells Fargo advisors is the trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. [CAR 0120-01026].

Advisory services offered through Blackridge Asset Management, LLC. A Registered Investment Adviser. Securities are offered through PEAK Brokerage Services, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Blackridge Asset Management, LLC and Massie & Reilly, CPAs, PLLC are separate and independent entities from PEAK Brokerage Services, LLC.

Wealth Manager Award Winner

Wealth Manager Award Winner

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their clients’ assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com. 687 Southwest Florida wealth managers were considered for the award; 74 (11 % of candidates) were named 2020 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2019: 707 considered, 68 winners; 2018: 646 considered, 63 winners; 2017: 477 considered, 124 winners; 2016: 426 considered, 128 winners; 2015: 685 considered, 161 winners; 2014: 883 considered, 142 winners; 2013: 651 considered, 158 winners; 2012: 590 considered, 163 winners.

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WEALTH MANAGERS

INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS

Brian M. Megibow

FIVE STAR PROFESSIONAL

CRPC®, Financial Advisor, Franchise Owner

FIND US ONLINE

6150 Diamond Centre Court, Suite 802 Fort Myers, FL 33912 Office: 239-219-1750 brian.megibow@ampf.com pcmagroup.com

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Wealth Managers

Wes Dawson ∙ Morgan Stanley

Bruce Graev ∙ LPL Financial

James E. Love ∙ Capital Wealth Advisors

Salvatore Joseph Petralia ∙ LPL Financial

William Campbell Banfield ∙ Moran Wealth Management

Joseph Salvatore De Sena ∙ Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Joel J. Gravina ∙ Morgan Stanley

Ross Jennings Martin ∙ Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Tommy Guy Pitser ∙ Robert W. Baird & Company

Henry Becker ∙ HP Becker & Company

Steven M. Ehrman ∙ LPL Financial

Philip Masi ∙ Integrated Financial Partners

Brad S. Bersh ∙ Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

David A. Emma ∙ Hightower Advisors

Karon Elizabeth Rathgeber ∙ Wells Fargo Advisors

Jorge A. Calleja ∙ Morgan Stanley Richard Kenneth Childress ∙ Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. John D. Cimino ∙ Wells Fargo Advisors Frank A. Conte ∙ Conte Wealth Advisors Stefan Joseph Contorno ∙ Touchstone Wealth Partners/UBS Financial Services, Inc. Caroline Allegret Coplin ∙ Morgan Stanley Steven Michael Coplin ∙ Morgan Stanley Hina Sanghvi Cory ∙ Morgan Stanley Gary S. Davis ∙ Morgan Stanley

Steven Ershowsky ∙ Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Colin G. Feng ∙ AXA Advisors Mark David Fenton ∙ Growthnet Solutions Rebekah Jo Fero ∙ Integrated Financial Group Douglas William Finley ∙ Finley Wealth Advisors Robert Frailey ∙ RWF Wealth Management Kodie S. Fridley ∙ Morgan Stanley Kerri Anne Goldsmith ∙ HBKS Wealth Advisors

James Dak Hartsock ∙ ACI Wealth Advisors Kevin Garrett Hildenbrand ∙ Wells Fargo Advisors Streeter Holden ∙ Wells Fargo Advisors Patricia Ann Hulbert ∙ Regal Securities Daniel J. Hynden ∙ UBS Financial Services, Inc. Harland Ira Jacobs ∙ Wells Fargo Advisors James Eric Konuk ∙ Private Wealth Management Group Diahann W. Lassus ∙ Lassus Wherley, A Subsidiary of Peapack-Gladstone Bank Bruce Eliot LeGates Jr. ∙ LeGates Carr Wealth Management/Merrill Lynch JD David Loden ∙ JD Loden Wealth Management, Inc.

Mark Masterson ∙ Hightower Advisors Matthew William Mathias ∙ MWM Investment Consulting DeAnne Marie Mathis ∙ Emerald Wealth Management Solutions

Jon Skaff ∙ Suntrust Investment Services Ann P. S. Stickford ∙ Wells Fargo Advisors Dominic Anthony Tomaro ∙ Moors & Cabot

Anna McKinnon ∙ Morgan Stanley

John D. Van Veen ∙ Northern Trust Securities, Inc.

Thomas Moran ∙ Moran Wealth Management

Jennifer Jean Edwards Walker ∙ Morgan Stanley

Thomas A. Nerney ∙ Fifth Third Private Bank

Charles Ernest Weinrich ∙ The Wellington Group/Morgan Stanley

Juan Ocanas ∙ Morgan Stanley Jennifer Ann O’Dell ∙ Morgan Stanley Dennis Marc Pearlman ∙ Case Pearlman Retirement Plan Advisors, LLC

Eric Armstrong Williams ∙ BB&T Securities

Investment Professional Jeffrey Grant ∙ Grantlaw, P.A.

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their clients’ assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com. 687 Southwest Florida wealth managers were considered for the award; 74 (11 % of candidates) were named 2020 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2019: 707 considered, 68 winners; 2018: 646 considered, 63 winners; 2017: 477 considered, 124 winners; 2016: 426 considered, 128 winners; 2015: 685 considered, 161 winners; 2014: 883 considered, 142 winners; 2013: 651 considered, 158 winners; 2012: 590 considered, 163 winners.

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