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PRINTED MATTER Prints and patterns in bold hues are making a splash. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT ADAMO

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SEEDS OF CHANGE A thought conference comes to Naples to tackle national issues. BY CHRISTINA WELLS

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FLYING HOME Designers turn aircraft interiors into lifestyle spaces. BY LOLA THÉLIN

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C’EST PARFAIT Lorraine and Bob McCashin’s Old Naples French cottage. BY KATHY BECKER

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GREEN MACHINES NI rates 10 green luxury vehicles. BY HOWARD WALKER

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Dish Café Lurcat’s mini burgers

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Dining Out Bleu Provence

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Spirits Naples Winter Wine Festival

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From the Editor

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Social Observer

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Tastemakers Reem Acra

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Vanity Off the vine

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Most Wanted Party-perfect accessories

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Treasure Silver and gold

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Elements Luxurious leathers

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AGENDA 149 Art Scene 150 Calendar 168 Social Observer

GIVING BACK 176 Young at Heart Anne Welsh McNulty

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THE POWER OF TEN his month starts not only a new year, but also a new decade—which is an intriguing thought to process, considering how everyone was buzzing about the new millennium not so long ago. I don’t tend to get hung up on the calendar, but while searching recently for something in our archives, I came across the January 2000 issue of this magazine and thought it might be interesting to look back on Naples a decade ago. One thing in particular caught my eye: the masthead, or list of staff members and contributors employed by our company. While some of the names that populate this list have changed over the years, many individuals who were on that decade-old masthead still play vital roles at our company today. For example, Senior Account Executive Dee Wade celebrates her eighteenth anniversary with Palm Beach Media Group this month. And she is not the only one with longevity. Our team includes a number of people who have been with the company for 10 years or more, some of them advancing to top management positions. Our success is due in no small part to this stability. Our people are committed to the community and become established in it, often with a sense of service on their own time. Their involvement in both business and charitable organizations helps the community and makes us proud of them. In addition to these long-standing members of the PBMG family, we continue to recruit top talent within the publishing industry, especially those with expertise in the targeted areas that help us grow. We also identify and nurture up-and-comers with great potential and create opportunities for them to flourish. This combination of established and new talent strengthens our gene pool and keeps our performance at optimal levels. Ten years ago, while we may have had a strategic vision about our corporate direction and big-picture plans for how to get there, no one really knew what the future held. So, naturally, I’m quite pleased with where we are today—and especially happy with and for the people who have helped us on that journey. That said, I am looking forward to the promise of a new year—and what a new decade will hold for us. I hope you are too.

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POWERFUL uring the summer, when things were hot and languid, restaurateurs, retailers, builders and residents had time to wonder what the season would bring. It’s here, and it’s powerful. The back-to-back blockbuster events that marked the official seasonal kickoff in mid-November included the opening of the Naples Botanical Garden (see pictures, page 20) and the Immokalee Foundation’s Fiesta of Fun, which raised $1 million. These happenings were joined by the Community School’s twenty-fifth anniversary Angel Ball, the Naples Equestrian Challenge’s Barn Dance, the first anniversary celebration of Sea Salt, and the annual NCH Hospital Ball, among many other events. Other venerable institutions have cause to celebrate. The Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art welcomes the return of glass artist Dale Chihuly for the museum’s tenth anniversary, and the Harmon-Meek Gallery marks the start of its forty-sixth season with an exhibit of works by its original opening artist, Jon Corbino (page 151). Bleu Provence is tastefully entering its flavorful second decade (page 42), as are the planners of this month’s Naples Winter Wine Festival (page 46). Lorraine and Bob McCashin have combined their love of Naples with their powerful passion for all things French in an Old Naples cottage (page 76). Bernie Simmonds has plugged in the future of his electrical contracting business by building a new corporate headquarters, complete with a heliport and potential manufacturing facilities for ULA electrical panels (page 126). There’s a certain electricity surrounding the power of engines, celebrated in the launch of a stylish Mercedes-Benz Gullwing SLS AMG (page 54) and designerinspired jet interiors (page 70). Luxury goes green with powerful, and planet-friendly, cars (page 82). The community and the nation will receive a jolt with a meeting of great minds at the first-ever Imagine Solutions thought conference in February (page 66), which will address the economy, education, energy, environment and health. Do you feel the energy?

Kathy Becker, Editor kbecker@naplesillustrated.com

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TRENDS TROPICAL PUNCH Brighten your day with pops of color. PHOTO MONTAGE: LEONOR ALVAREZ-MAZA

BY KATHERINE LANDE Navy and red bangles, Louis Vuitton, Waterside Shops, Naples; Marc Jacobs handbag, Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops; sunglasses, Stella McCartney, Iloristyle.com; scarf, Tory Burch, toryburch.com; multicolored heel, Jimmy Choo, jimmychoo.com

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MODERN CLASSIC Fashion designer Reem Acra began designing clothes when she was a little girl. Today the Lebanese-American designer creates regal yet dreamy gowns. Her success comes from her ability to combine traditional qualities like needlework and embroidery with modern needs and style. Acra, who studied at The Fashion Institute

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of Technology in New York and Esmod International Fashion University Group in Paris, launched her bridal collection in 1997. Six years later, she launched a readyto-wear line, and has recently added an accessories line. Acra will be at Waterside Shops January 12 for the annual Saint Ann School Foundation/Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show. —Lola Thélin

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visit. While in Paris, she stays at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée and enjoys the Alain Ducasse restaurant at the hotel. “When I went to Kyoto, I fell in love. It’s the way of life, the gardens, the people and the energy. I found out Kyoto is a pottery place and I love ceramics. I discovered all of these ceramics stores, so it was very exciting for me.” HIGH SOCIETY “Grace Kelly would be an icon that I think

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TO A TEE Step lively in the Jacqueline 100MM T-strap peep-toe sandal ($650). Ralph Lauren, Waterside Shops, Naples (239-594-8116, ralphlauren.com)

TIES THAT BIND La Prairie’s Life Threads floral perfume collection ($125), introduced in the fall in Silver, Platinum and Gold, celebrates the countless options in women’s lives. La Femme Perfumery, Naples (239-434-7444, laprairie.com)

WRAP STAR Ward off the evening chill in this luxurious cashmere and cotton Summer Plume Stole ($560). Hermès, Waterside Shops, Naples (239-592-9227, hermes.com)

▲ KNOT SO Nanni silver mesh and rhinestone knot belt ($498) from Italy cinches your look. Marilyn’s European Shoes & Accessories, Naples (239-206-4460, marilynhellman.com)

ROYAL FLUSH The Estée Lauder Jeweled Tiara compact filled with ReNutriv Intensive Comfort Pressed Powder ($175) is fit for a princess. Exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, Naples (239-592-5900, saksfifthavenue.com) 30 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


STRIKING GOLD This gold crocodile clutch ($6,900) with gold hardware detail adds a rich glow to your look. Gucci, Waterside Shops, Naples (239-254-1453, gucci.com)

The pièce de résistance in Guerlain’s limited-edition Imperial Holiday line, Sublime Radiant Powder ($85), highlights shoulders, décolleté, arms and face. Nordstrom, Waterside Shops, Naples (239-325-6100, guerlain.com)

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METAL BANDS Rock this Oscar de la Renta choker with silver lamé and chain weave ($490) for glamour with an edge. Marissa Collections, Naples (239-263-4333, marissacollections.com)

PUNCH LIST Perforated metal and leather handfabricated purses ($380) by Wendy Stevens are bold holders of your necessities. Kathryn’s Collection, Naples (239-353-1885)

NEW WAVE Sculptural Bone cuff bracelets from The Elsa Peretti Collection in sterling silver and 18-karat gold bring a fresh attitude in every season with elegant simplicity. Tiffany & Co., Waterside Shops, Naples (239-592-6188, tiffany.com) JANUARY 2010 31


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MIXED MESSAGE SILVER AND GOLD COME TOGETHER IN THESE ATTRACTIVE PIECES. BY MICHELLE M. HAVICH

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Bochìc’s chalcedony cuff ($17,650) features four carats of champagne diamonds set in oxidized silver and 18-karat gold. Bochìc (212-632-1700, bochic.com)

Simple, clean lines make these drop earrings ($695) by John Hardy perfect for work or play. Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, Naples (239-592-5900, saksfifthavenue.com)

ALL IN THE WRIST Judith Ripka’s wide Garland cuff ($1,200) features bezelset diamonds with silver and 18-karat yellow gold molded into an intricate braided design. Nordstrom, Waterside Shops, Naples (239-3256100, judithripka.com)

TONY STONES Add arm candy with a sterling sillver and 18-karat gold bracelet ($4,100) from the Mosaic Collection by David Yurman, featuring diamonds, cinnamon quartz, citrine, lemon citrine, garnet and peridot. Bigham Jewelers, Naples (239-434-2800, davidyurman.com)

CHARMED LIFE Laura Alexander hoop earrings ($2,108) are sterling silver and 18-karat gold with 18-karat gold star charms and diamonds. DuFrane Jewelers, Bonita Springs (239-495-9005, lauraalexanderco.com) 32 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


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SKIN TRADE LUXURIOUS LEATHERS FOR EVERY PART OF YOUR HOME DECOR BY MICHELLE M. HAVICH

SWEET DREAMS Curl up for the night in this upholstered gold leaf and leather sleigh bed ($6,800, queen) from Calvin Klein Home’s Curator Collection. Tui Lifestyle, Miami (305-573-5411, tuilifestyle.com)

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SIMPLE SHAPE The Austen chair ($2,025) by Michael Wolk for American Leather adds the glamour of Hollywood Regency to your decor. Robb & Stucky, Naples (239-261-3969, robbstucky.com)

The Gaston ($3,762) is Poliform’s latest armchair designed by famed Belgian architect, interior and product designer Vincent Van Duysen. Richlin Interiors-Poliform, Naples, (239-659-3007, richlininteriors.com)

CANINE COUCH Your pet will lounge in comfort and style with a Chrome Bones bed in faux ostrich leather with a fur-textured interior ($299). It comes with a matching blanket, water-resistant bottom for durability, and a removable pillow for easy washing. Posh Paws & City Claws, Naples (239-417-3263, poshpawsandcityclaws.com)

SWEEPING SEATING The Scorpio Collection ($1,789) by Jaymar will sting you with its awardwinning shape and style. Naples Leather & Fine Furnishings, Naples (239-434-6339, naplesleather.com)

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An Invitation to the 8th Annual Luncheon 2010 Signature Event

Susan M. Love, MD, MBA Keynote Speaker

Caring Women Bond

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2010 ~ THE RITZ-CARLTON BEACH RESORT, NAPLES 11am: Sip-n-See Prize Displays & Silent Auctions | Noon: Luncheon, Entertainment & Prize Drawings Reservations: $125 | Complementary Valet Parking (does not include gratuity) | Cash Bar For reservations, contact: Mimi Scofield, Luncheon Chair, at 239-598-3786.

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Wade Imre Morissette isn’t famous merely because of his twin sister, alt-rock star Alanis Morissette. The former ambassador for lululemon, the popular yoga-inspired athletic apparel company, travels the world practicing and teaching yoga, incorporating his other passion, music. Wade’s visits to India, Africa, Fiji and other farflung places have enlightened and inspired him to live life to the fullest. NI spoke with Wade, who brings his practice to Bala Vinyasa Yoga, Naples, January 29-31. —Deanna Vella ■ Why choose yoga over other disciplines? I did karate and I hated that, because I didn’t like fighting. I kicked a girl in the head once, and I knew it wasn’t for me. I tried tai chi and that was better. But then I did yoga in California and it was great. ■ What do you love about traveling? Being able to see globally how we’re essentially all the same, especially in India and Africa, where the cultures may be totally different. But we all have stresses in our life and we all look for healing and an easy lifestyle. ■ Are you and Alanis close? We’re going to Hawaii together. She’s been instrumental throughout my life. She wrote the foreword to my book. Sometimes it’s nice to have a famous sister. I do get homesick, too, so hearing my sister sing when I’m away is great. ■ What does music mean to you? Music universally heals and touches people, and it makes you a more sensitive person. … I maintain a regular practice and let the music inspire me. I’m talking music across the board, everything from Madonna to Jack Johnson, to traditional Indian or African music. Alanis is always on my play list, too. She’s a huge inspiration for me.

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DESIGNING FOR A CAUSE Glenn Midnet, founder and CEO of Design Group West, Naples, a design firm, created Furniture for the Cure to pay tribute to those who have braved cancer. His mother’s breast cancer when he was a boy left an indelible impression. “I remember my mom putting her wig on in front of a vanity, feeling insecure,” Midnet says. “The idea of the Alyce chair came to me—curves and lines of a cancer ribbon.” During a fundraiser, he sketched the chair on a cocktail napkin. The idea developed into an entire collection of elegant furniture that incorporates the signature cancer awareness ribbon into each piece, named after someone who has battled cancer and inspired those around them. The first item, the Alyce chair, can be ordered online (furnitureforthecure.org) and delivered with a gift card containing an inspirational message. “It’s a way to reach out and let a loved one know they are not alone,” Midnet says. Ten percent of each sale goes to cancer research. —Chris Wells

KITCHEN ARTIST Delectable bites and luscious culinary presentations are a modern art form, as budding chef Deniece Vella knows. The 19-year-old has worked in Ristorante da Benito in New Jersey, which was recognized in 2008 with a Readers’ and Critics’ Choice Award by New Jersey Monthly. Celebrities like Derek Jeter and former President Bill Clinton have dined at da Benito, and Vella was in the kitchen, plating delicious meals. Currently, Vella works as a personal chef in Naples, creating foods for private parties and everyday eats. She also is finalizing and compiling recipes for a cookbook with easy-to-make dishes. —Deanna Vella

NOT TOO MANY COOKS Patsy Wright Gomez reads cookbooks instead of novels. The Port Royal resident has had a love of cooking that started in a large farm home in North Carolina, where she grew up with five siblings, her parents and grandparents. “Like many Southern farm homes, there were always excellent aromas arising from that kitchen,” she says. Gomez and her sister, Maria Wright Garver, were planning to compile a cookbook of their own favorites, but the project was shelved for years when her sister passed away unexpectedly. In December, Gomez’s 50 years of recipe collection came together in All the Wright Stuff—From Everyday to Gourmet, (allthewrightstuffcookbook.com) a labor of love featuring 400 tried-andtrue recipes from her prolific kitchen. —Kathy Becker

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Palm Beach Show Group Presents

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Jewelry, Art & Antique Show Presidents’ Day Weekend February 1 2– 1 6, 2 01 0 a prestigious event with over two hundred international exhibitors in the palm beach county convention center Guarisco Gallery

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Questroyal Fine Art

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antique & estate jewelry • objets d ’ art • furniture • silver paintings • porcelain • ceramics & pottery • textiles • watches clocks • sculpture • bronzes • asian art & antiques • art glass oriental carpets • other antiquities & 20th century design For more information please call (561) 822-5440 or visit www.palmbeachshow.com


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A. Jaron Fine Jewelry Amanda Jaron’s work has received broad publicity, from New York fashion runways to national television, and her 18-karat collection is featured at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores. While she has designed for Givenchy, Tommy Hilfiger and Nine West and her pieces are owned by celebrities, she says she prefers to “create red-carpet moments for the everyday woman.” Private trunk shows and custom design consultations are available. 239.293.2932 | ajaron.com

Sea Salt Using local and organic produce, wild seafood and hormoneand antibiotic-free meat, Chef Fabrizio Aielli creates dishes with an unexpected blend of flavors that sparkle on the palette. Enjoy lunch or dinner daily in an atmosphere that caters to discriminating tastes as well as beach-going guests looking for a casual atmosphere. 1186 Third St. S., Naples 239.434.7258 | seasaltnaples.com

Naples Botanical Garden Trunk Show Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support offers physical, emotional and educational support for those with breast cancer. Money raised is used to help the uninsured and underinsured of Collier County and Bonita Springs who are undergoing diagnosis and treatment. 4330 Tamiami Trail E., Naples 239.417.4600 | bbbcsi.org

The seventh annual Naples Botanical Garden Trunk Show is February 20-21, showcasing fashion, jewelry and home décor in all price ranges, including botanically inspired signature pieces. Get an early look at the spectacular items at a preview party February 19, featuring entertainment and dinner by the bite. For information, please call Naples Botanical Garden. 4820 Bayshore Dr., Naples 239.643.7275 | naplesgarden.org


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The little burgers at the chic CafĂŠ and Bar Lurcat are just as stylish as the cool decor, delivering comfort food in small packages. The popular Angus ground chuck patties are made with onions, fresh thyme, salt, pepper and eggs, but the flavorful

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FANCY FOLK FRENCH BLEU PROVENCE CONTINUES TO MARRY THE FINEST OF FRENCH TRADITIONS AFTER 10 YEARS. BY CHELLE KOSTER WALTON

Meat that melts in your mouth. We’ve all heard that exaggerated description to indicate the ultimate tenderness of a filet mignon or other prime cut. The Kobe beef short ribs at Bleu Provence, however, award credence to the culinary hyperbole. Listed under the menu’s Viandes Mijotées (slow-cooked meat), the morsels of rich beef have stewed long in red wine before reaching the table in a shimmering reduction, served with hearty mashed potatoes and baby carrots. Rustic while luxurious, the dish demonstrates how the restaurant lives up to the Provence in its name with authentic French provincial cuisine. As for the blue part, that reflects in everything from the color of the walls to one of the cheeses on the appetizer plate to how you feel when you’ve reached the bottom of the duo black and white chocolate mousse dish, craving just a bit more—a little sad because it was so incredibly creamy and now it’s gone, but then the chocolate buzz kicks in. We started with the cheese plate, a selection of three soft creamy cheeses—a bleu, a Brie, and a Vacherin—served with figs and green apple slices. Nice, but I would have liked more variety in texture and an identification of the cheeses without having to ask.

Crispy walnut-crusted jumbo shrimp with guacamole on a bed of arugula, mangos and papaya

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Restaurant: Bleu Provence Hours: Dinner daily Food: French Atmosphere: Colorful provincial feel with red and white roses on each table Service: Well-timed and charmingly French Price: Appetizers $9-$18; entrées $24-$38 Address: 1234 Eighth Street South, Naples, bleuprovencenaples.com Telephone: 239-261-8239 Reservations: Yes Bar Service: Wine Children’s Menu: No


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We also sampled burgundy escargots, rimmed with parsley butter and heavy on garlic. Other starters explore traditional French cuisine and interpretations modernes: Provençal fish soup, French onion soup, warm French goat cheese and mesclun, pangrilled mussels, frog legs and tuna tartare. Along with the velvety short ribs, we tucked into an entrée of walnut-crusted

shrimp with guacamole. An inspired variation on deep-fried shrimp, it accomplished the same moisture seal but with the added bonus of nuttiness. The guacamole sounded like a strange accompaniment, but actually, with its citric squeeze, contributed a nice acidity to cut all that protein. Arugula and slices of mango and papaya finished the dish with color and texture.

The shrimp dish wasn’t what you might consider typical for a French restaurant, but Bleu Provence, now a decade old, has kept its clientele with its fresh applications, such as the pork chop glazed with honey sauce, or wild king salmon with creamy horseradish sauce and basmati rice. More classic, the braised lamb shank on couscous with figs reflects France’s North African influence, while sautéed sweetbreads with mushrooms and creamy lemon sauce is as purely French as the Eiffel Tower that marks items on the menu available for early dining. Wine weighs in heavily on the Bleu Provence dining experience. Its notebook of offerings can be daunting—1,700 varieties in all. To save ourselves from delaying our meal due to indecisiveness, we selected a Domaine Diochon Moulin-a-Vent 2007 from the short specials menu—a Pinot Noir blend that suited both our seafood and meat selections, and went equally well with the mousse dessert. But alas, it did come to an end, as all good things must. We lingered over the last spoonful and drops as long as we were able before saying our bleu adieu. ◆ For her restaurant reviews, Chelle Koster Walton dines anonymously and at the expense of Naples Illustrated. 44 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


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BRIGHT HORIZON THE NAPLES WINTER WINE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 10 YEARS WITH WINE AND CULINARY EXCELLENCE.

During the past decade, the Naples Winter Wine Festival has raised an astonishing $74.5 million, all of which has been channeled through the Naples Children & Education Foundation to benefit needy youngsters in Collier County. The tenth annual festival will be held January 29-31, with the theme “Expanding Horizons.” The format is similar to years past: Vintner Dinners on Friday evening in the homes of the trustees, pairing celebrity chefs with participating winemakers; Saturday’s auction at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples; and Sunday’s Celebration Brunch, which allows guests to mingle with chefs and vintners. “We got involved with the festival because it presented an incredible opportunity to help children at risk,” says Francis Rooney, who serves as 2010 festival chair along with his wife, Kathleen. Rooney was the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See from 2005 through 2008. 46 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

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Center photo above, left to right: John Shafer, Shafer Vineyards founder; winemaker Elias Fernandez; John’s son, Doug Shafer, winery president Right: Ann Colgin at IX Estate winery

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BY MARK SPIVAK

As usual, the wine lineup this year would make any oenophile sit up and take notice. Bill Harlan of Harlan Estate is the Honored Vintner, and he presides over an illustrious stable of California colleagues—perennial favorites such as Colgin Cellars, Araujo Estate Wines, Shafer Vineyards and Peter Michael Winery, paired with exciting newcomers, such as Napa’s Scarecrow Wine and Bergström Wines from Oregon. The Old World is also well represented. Principals from Bordeaux (Château Lynch-Bages and Château Haut-Brion) will be attending, along with the best of the Rhône Valley (Château de Beaucastel and Domaine J.L. Chave), Burgundy (Maison Joseph Drouhin and Domaine Ponsot) and Champagne (Salon and Delamotte). In addition, guests can indulge in the finest boutique wineries from Spain (Bodegas Vega Sicilia and Dominio


Naples Collects 2010 January 23 - February 14, 2010

Wolf Kahn, Long Orange Band, oil on linen

A rare view of privately held treasures loaned by more than a dozen prominent local art collectors for this exclusive exhibition. Paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture rarely seen in public by: Jack Dale • Jim Dine • Helen Frankenthaler • Al Held • Wolf Kahn • Louise Nevelson • Auguste Rodin Albert Henry Schroder • Ruffino Tamayo • Jerry Uelsmann • Robert Strong Woodward and others

Robert Strong Woodward, Orchard Window, oil on canvas

OPENING PREVIEW RECEPTION FRIDAY, JANUARY 22 5:30-7:30P.M. FREE for members, $10 for non-members Reception sponsored by Whole Foods Exhibition sponsored by: BOB & TERRY EDWARDS

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de Pingus) and the glory of Italy (Marchesi Antinori and Bruno Giacosa). This year’s Chef de Cuisine is Dean Fearing of Dallas, the man who helped elevate Southwestern cooking to a fine art. Repeat celebrities include Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse and Daniel Boulud. They’ll be joined by luminaries such as Rick Tramonto (Tru, Chicago), Nancy Oakes (Boulevard, Above left: Sunset at Shafer’s Hillside Estate Vineyards

San Francisco) and Tom Colicchio (Craft, New York), along with a bevy of young, emerging talent. All eyes will be on the auction as it unfolds on Saturday, and Rooney is grateful to the vintners who have stepped up and given generously. Ann Colgin will offer a cooking class at her home in Napa hosted by Thomas Keller, with a meal accompanied by Colgin wines. Star-struck participants may bid on a private dinner in Los Angeles with Kyle MacLachlan, actor and producer of Desperate Housewives, or dine with Judge Judy in Manhattan prior to paying a backstage visit to Regis and Kelly. Of the lots that combine wine and travel, perhaps the most tempting is a 10-day tour of South Africa conducted by Garen Staglin, with visits to Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek and Zelma Long’s Vilafonté winery, along with trips to Table Mountain and a game preserve. One innovation at the auction this year will be the Fund A Need lot, which will allow bidders to pledge money to help children. The goal is 100 percent participation among the guests. “We’re thankful and humbled to have the chance to make the tenth anniversary a success,” Rooney says. “Up to this point, the festival has realized the vision of the original trustees. Where does it go from here? We’re grateful to be at the helm during this important turning point.” ◆ Mark Spivak is the author of spivakonwine.com. He can be reached at NIedit@naplesillustrated.com. 48 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


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The Great Venetian Duck Race The Lutgert Companies is celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Village on Venetian Bay by teaming with the Children’s Museum of Naples Guild to host The Great Venetian Duck Race. Some 10,000 rubber ducks, “adopted” by the public, will be launched into Venetian Bay to race to the finish line for fantastic prizes and a chance to win $1 million. Contests and prizes are planned for children as well, including the “Best-Dressed Duckling” competition for children 5 and younger. The event is January 17, from noon to 4 p.m.; the duck drop takes place at approximately 2 p.m. 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples 239.403.2204 | naples.com/duckrace

Congress Jewelers Congress Jewelers offers timepieces from Rolex and Breitling, designer jewelry by Bez Ambar, Roberto Coin, Leslie Greene, Marco Bicego and John Hardy, and extraordinary gifts, as well as custom jewelry design, skilled watch repair and expert appraisal services. Experience the difference at Congress Jewelers. Locations at Fifth Avenue South and Coastland Center, Naples 877.777.3239 | congressjewelers.com

Renovate & Restore Specializing in custom residential and commercial projects, Renovate & Restore is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to clients and constructing projects with the finest workmanship and attention to detail. Owner Stephen M. Jaron is actively involved in every phase of construction, from concept to completion. 2223 Trade Center Way, Naples 239.254.1002 | renovateandrestore.com


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FIRST CLASS FINE WOODS A deceptively rustic retreat on Maineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coast BY ROBERT RAGAINI

Nestled amid winding lanes on 60 birch- and fir-dotted acres near Kennebunkport, Maine, the vacation village Hidden Pond lures visitors looking for a serene sojourn. The bucolic setting belies the true luxurious nature of the place, which garnered a spot on the Conde Nast Traveler 2009 Hot List of new hotels. The resort was actually inspired by a trip to a lavish cottage colony in exotic Ibiza by a pair of real estate developers who wanted to create the same kind of peaceful, perfect getaway in New England. Each of the resortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 14 homes has a unique character provided by interior decorators who were invited to create their own version of an idyllic cottage in the woods. Natural materials enliven a cottage

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Guests may enjoy the Maine landscape, or cozy up in one of Hidden Pond’s 14 cottages.

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named Firefly with a classic Maine feel, while modern details distinguish Lazy Days. Silent Pine, decorated with “a splash of retro woodsiness,” adds campy to luxury camping with a wooden moose head prominently displayed over the stone fireplace. (Hello, Bullwinkle!) While each of the homes has its own flavor, all feature two bedrooms, capacious screened-in porches, and a deep well of deluxe amenities, from hightech—flat panel televisions with DVD players, and Bose Wave radios complete with iPod dock in the living room—to creature comforts, such as down-filled duvets, Frette linens, hand-milled soaps, and outdoor showers complementing elegant bathrooms. For soul and spirit, the nature views through floor-to-ceiling windows update Thoreau. The theme is laid-back living, but with an opportunity to tailor your stay to your own tastes. For example, each cottage’s full kitchen encourages those who love to cook, and guests can stroll Hidden Pond’s organic garden to fill baskets with greens, vegetables, berries and herbs to toss with freshly made dressing.

Of course, private chefs are available for those who don’t consider kitchen duty a suitable pastime. A typical day might consist of the morning delivery of freshly baked goodies and coffee enjoyed with the New York Times, yoga by the garden, and a Beach Safari to nearby Goose Rocks Beach. Spend the afternoon by the heated saltwater pool, or take an art lesson, a spa treatment, or a trip to L.L. Bean and other places in Kennebunkport to shop and eat. Or, just lounge in quiet natural splendor with a good book. Later, enjoy cocktails and snacks at the Back Porch Bar while deciding where to head for dinner. Kennebunkport eateries range from traditional lobster shacks to nouveau Maine gourmet. At Bandaloop, Chef W. Scott Lee incorporates fresh, indigenous ingredients in delectable dishes like shrimp with organic vegetables and secret Asian spices, and grilled local peach and Maine shrimp cakes with lemongrass-ginger aioli. Wherever the day leads, it’s a real pleasure to end it at your Hidden Pond home-away-from-home in the Maine woods. (hiddenpondmaine.com) ◆


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THE WINGED WONDER THE SENSATIONAL NEW MERCEDES-BENZ SLS AMG “GULLWING” REINVENTS A ’50S ICON. BY HOWARD WALKER

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Automotive theater just doesn’t get any more theatrical than this. Stroll nonchalantly toward the fabulous MercedesBenz SLS AMG, tug gently on the door handle, and watch in wonderment as the door levitates skyward. Heads spin. Jaws drop. Children point with mouths agape. Elvis strolling arm-in-arm with Chewbaca from Star Wars wouldn’t cause this kind of reaction. For a double dose of amazement, ease up to the front of Truluck’s on Fourth Street and have your passenger synchronize her door opening with yours. Viewed headon, the sight is as majestic as an osprey about to take flight. Onlookers will erupt into spontaneous applause. Auto aficionados know all too well that way back in the mid-1950s, Mercedes built a sports car called the 300SL. Featuring the same kind of ascending portals, it was naturally nicknamed the Gullwing. Today you’d pay more than half a million dollars for the pleasure of owning one of these automotive icons.

This brand new SLS is the spiritual, and worthy, successor to that 300SL. It goes on sale in May with a price tag of just under $200,000. And, believe me, it’s worth every single red cent. I love this car, truly, madly, deeply. And not just because of its flappy doors. It’s the raw ferocity of its performance, the precision of its handling, the might of its braking. Fire it along a twisty back road and a ride on Space Mountain simply pales. It’s been developed from a blank page by Mercedes’ in-house tuning division, AMG. Power comes from AMG’s familiar 6.3-liter V8, but with a few racecarinspired tweaks that bump up the horsepower to a mighty 563—enough to rocket it to 60 mph from standstill in a mere 3.7 seconds and on to a top speed close to 200 mph. The most exhilarating Merc ever? You bet. Much of its projectile performance comes down to the car’s all-aluminum body, weighing roughly the same as a supermodel.


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And speaking of bodies, the SLS’s breathtaking shape comes with just enough styling cues from the original Gullwing to acknowledge the parentage, but not too many to make it appear overly retro. I love the gaping front grille with its giant threepointed star, and those big, air-expunging side vents—both nods to the original SL. Ease yourself into the hip-hugging driver’s seat and the car seems to shrink around you. All-round vision is terrific. Taking cues from the original Gullwing, the cabin is a masterpiece of simplicity. There are just two dials set deep in a compact hooded binnacle, with a nav screen in the center of the dash and the stubbiest of shift levers. Yes, it’s a bit of a stretch to reach upward and haul down that gullwing door. Mercedes engineers did ponder making them poweroperated, but feared big electric motors would have added too much weight to the roof. That said, you quickly learn the technique of grabbing hold of the handle as you step into the car, pulling down the door as you drop into the seat. Prod the big “start” button on the center console and the AMG V8 fires up with the ferocity of Dale Junior’s Nascar stock car. It’s a rich, boomy, bellowy roar that, even at idle, will raise all those little hairs on the back of your neck. Pull back on the right-side paddle shifter controlling the new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic to engage “drive,” squeeze the throttle, and the SLS blasts away like it’s been released from some invisible catapult. This is simply one of the world’s most exhilarating, exciting and rewarding cars to drive. And while it’s in its element being thrashed around the racetrack, it’s also docile and tractable enough to make runs to the grocery store. Amazingly, this is just the first of a family of SLS models. Next up is a convertible roadster version, followed by an even more powerful Black Series model, followed by an all-electric version. With bigger winged doors, they might even be able to make one that flies. ◆

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Ave Maria Arts Update


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Above: Márton Váró working at his studio in Carrara, Italy. Opposite Page: Márton Váró and the head of Mary block. Right: Váró hard at work on one of the 15 pieces of the “Annunciation of Ave Maria”. Below: 40 ton block of Carrara marble used for sculpture. Bottom: Annunciation Maquette (work model), now displayed in front of the Ave Maria Oratory.

Two years into the project and still going strong. Márton Váró returned to Ave Maria, Florida in November to continue his work on the “Annunciation of Ave Maria”. Váró spent the summer in Carrara, Italy selecting the marble and sculpting seven of the fifteen pieces that comprise the sculpture. Váró completed the first block, the head of Mary, last spring and will be completing the final seven blocks of the sculpture at Ave Maria between now and May 2010. Váró has a studio work site set up in front of the Oratory and visitors can watch as this modern masterpiece takes shape. “There is nothing else like this anywhere in the world.” states Michael Windfeldt, the project manager, “Ave Maria is returning to the timeless tradition of recruiting the best artists in the world and asking them to create the masterpieces of the twenty first century. I believe they have succeeded. This project is truly history in the making” Váró will be returning to Carrara next summer to sculpt the two side sculptures of the Archangels Michael & Raphael. These two sculptures are seven and a half feet wide by twenty two feet high each. Together they are two thirds the size of the main sculpture of the Annunciation. Follow the progress of Márton and the “Annunciation of Ave Maria” and learn more about the Ave Maria Foundation for the Arts by visiting www.avemariaarts.org.


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Dress, Ralph Lauren, Waterside Shops, Naples; belt, Burberry, Waterside Shops; earrings, Jennifer Miller, jennifermillerjewelry.com Opposite page: Dress, Gucci, Waterside Shops, Naples; Bottega Veneta necklace, cuffs, Marissa Collections, Naples

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Shirt, Ralph Lauren, Waterside Shops, Naples; Roberto Cavalli dress, Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag, Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops; belt, Island Company, Naples; flats, Jimmy Choo, jimmychoo.com; earrings, Jennifer Miller, jennifermillerjewelry.com Opposite page: Bottega Veneta shirt, earrings, necklace, Marissa Collections, Naples Fashion & Style Director: Katherine Lande Hair & Makeup Artist: Gina Simone/Ford Artists, Miami Model: Anastasiya Karter/Click Models, New York Photography Assistant: Robert Kildoo NI extends a special thanks to the management and staff of Edgewater Beach Hotel, Naples, for their generous hospitality and production assistance.

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SEEDS OF CHANGE AREA RESIDENTS THINK NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO TACKLE THE NATION’S ISSUES. BY CHRISTINA WELLS

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hen golf and wine dinners began to lose their allure for Naples residents Randy Antik and Tom Everist, they put their heads together. These two successful businessmen and lifelong philanthropists recognized the major issues facing America, but felt there was a void when it came to private individuals actively pursuing solutions. The duo concluded that there is no better locale to base a foundation pursuing important social change than Southwest Florida, home to an estimated 250 retired Fortune 500 CEOs and 40 retired university presidents, and they created Searching for Solutions Institute. “There’s only so much golf you can play and wine you can drink before you begin to look for ways to give back,” says Everist, who heads a South Dakota manufacturing company and serves as the Institute’s chairman of the board. “Those involved in this effort come from different places, but arrived at the same interest of tapping into the country’s proven problem solvers to find solutions for five major issues.”

Extensive national research—including identifying ways to create a better society; studying and talking to leaders of existing idea conferences, companies and foundations; and determining that capable people are willing to help, particularly in Southwest Florida with its retired and executive community—led to the Institute’s first endeavor, February’s two-day Imagine Solutions Conference. The meeting takes inspiration from world-class thought-leader conferences, such as the Aspen Institute’s Ideas Festival, and in California, the Milken Institute Global Conference and the TED Conference. Antik, a long-time participant in such events, noted a dearth of similar thought centers on the East Coast. A discussion to change the area’s thought landscape spread from Antik and Everist to include a local board of directors, as well as a national advisory board. “This conference provides an opportunity to literally impact millions of lives,” says Antik, CEO of the Institute. “It’s all about creating knowledge that is actionable.” JANUARY 2010 67


to begin the creative process of imagining solutions that will result in a better world. I am honored to be a part of this forward-thinking endeavor.” The 600 conference attendees will hear from and mingle with noted academicians, entrepreneurs and scientists. Speaker Keith Bellows, editor in chief of National Geographic Traveler, is excited to be participating. “It will open people’s minds to a whole new way of thinking,” he says. “For me it’s like going to an intellectual Woodstock.” Post-conference activity will include seminars, salons on single-interest topics, and ongoing dissemination of information to attendees and speakers, resulting in what Institute Executive Director Lynne Groth calls networking with a purpose. “We must learn before we can act,” Groth says. “These thought leaders will not only discuss issues, but will also present one or two actionable ideas that could lead to solutions.” The goal is identification of “make-a-difference” leaders in the community who will become agents of change. Their active support could include mentoring and funding local pilot programs. “We hope to enable our audience to get things done through their own abilities,” Antik says. “We want to empower the next generation of leadership. After all, this is where we place our bets.”

Imagine Solutions speakers represent nine universities, 14 companies and 20 foundations. “The problems of the world today are both compelling and complex,” says Wilson G. Bradshaw, president of Florida Gulf Coast University and a member of the Institute’s board. “Their solutions require new ways of thinking and innovative approaches. The conference seeks to bring together acknowledged local and international thought leaders Randy Antik and Tom Everist

A New Role

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The conference engages Southwest Florida in a new role: intellectual epicenter. “The Imagine Solutions Conference has the capability of establishing Southwest Florida as an intellectual destination,” says Institute board member Dolly Bodick Roberts, owner of DBR Marketing. “Together with its current reputation as a center for social, recreational and cultural excellence, this will make our area an even more compelling venue for residents, visitors and businesses.”

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Frans Lanting, nature photographer, in Botswana Dr. David Katz, Yale Prevention Research Center director

Sylvia Earle, oceanographer/explorer

Alexander Tsarias, author, technology innovator and founder of Anatomical Travelogue

Elizabeth Joy Roe and Greg Anderson, visionary musical duo

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Dave Gallo, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

While Southwest Florida has been on the media radar because of the area’s unemployment and foreclosure rates, the conference will bring a new focus. “For two days, the global spotlight will be on Southwest Florida,” says Todd Gates, Institute board member and chairman of Gates Inc. “Individuals with brilliant minds and diverse backgrounds will be exposed to our community. This annual event diversifies our economy and, as we all know, activity breeds activity. “This is a growing community and one that is starting to mature,” Gates says. “A huge talent pool will come together and talk about world challenges and brainstorm solutions. It is a fabulous way to capitalize on this area’s tremendous intellectual capital.” ◆

This February 22 and 23, Southwest Florida stands front and center on the national stage when the first annual Imagine Solutions Conference gathers a group of 40 thought leaders to speak on five of today’s critical issues—the economy, education, energy, the environment and health. Presented by the nonprofit Searching for Solutions Institute (SFSI), the conference at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts aims to unite top experts and innovators with local and national entrepreneurs and retired CEOs who have the resources, connections and desire to make the world a better place. The impressive slate of speakers includes Eisenhower Institute Chairman Emeritus Susan Eisenhower; X Prize Foundation founder Peter Diamandis; Keith Bellows, editor in chief of National Geographic Traveler; David Walker, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and former U.S. comptroller general; economic historian, Harvard professor and author Niall Ferguson; Tom Luce, CEO of National Math and Science Initiative; One Laptop Per Child association founder Nicholas Negroponte; and Dr. Dean Ornish, CEO of the Preventive Medicine Center. For information: imaginesolutionsconference.com.

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Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) are turned into palaces in the sky. This BBJ, designed with dark leathers and woods and Oriental rugs, includes a lounge area, dining room that doubles as a conference room, and a private office.

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FLYING HOME DESIGNERS TURN AIRCRAFT INTERIORS INTO LIFESTYLE SPACES. BY LOLA THÉLIN

Mauricio Cabal has designed it all—from luxurious bedrooms with spacious bathrooms to game and dining rooms, and even prayer rooms. The catch? Cabal is in the airplane business, and the rooms he designs are the interiors of private aircraft like a Boeing Business Jets 747. Flying calls to mind images of uncomfortable seats, cramped lavatories and frigid temperatures, but for Cabal’s clients, comfort is key, especially at 36,000 feet. Wi-Fi high-speed Internet, LED screen televisions, exotic woods and spacious bathrooms featuring showers are common amenities on a private plane. The motto for these industrial designers and their

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clients could be “the more exotic and refined, the better.” While trends in aircraft interiors include home-like styles and amenities, design requests vary according to the owner’s desires, personality and lifestyle. As for materials, they are certainly luxurious. “We use real leathers, veneers, exotic woods, granite and marble. For fine fabric, wool and silks. There’s also high-tech materials that have been developed for aerospace exclusively, like flame-retardant acrylics and suede,” says Cabal, who owns an eponymous design firm in Parkland, which is listed on Boeing Business Jets’ website as an industrial design firm with experience designing VIP and executive interior jets. Leathers are featured throughout these planes. Designers often use embossed, matte, calfskin or suede leathers where clients gather, while full-grained and untreated leathers are used on surfaces that can be seen but not touched, such as above cabinets. Carpets are made from wool or silk; tablecloths and napkins are made from 100 percent linen, while high-end Egyptian cotton and silk are chosen for bedding. 72 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

Joan Simonsen-Hickok of Simonsen-Hickok Interiors in Naples says her most memorable amenity request was for a piano. “Before [the client] got into the corporate world, he was a song and dance man, and he loved playing and singing songs when he flew, so we had to incorporate a mini-grand piano.” Boeing spokeswoman Vicki L. Ray remembers touring the Boeing 747 of a royal family that included a throne. “It was an airline seat that had been adapted to look more like a throne,” she says. As for the rest of plane, Ray describes it as tasteful decorations with lots of gold tones and small religious icons. Most owner requests include modern, comfortable designs that reflect their personalities. “Our client’s design brief required a futuristic modern design [like Star Trek] … only with warmth and texture,” says Jenny Carter, president of K2 Design Group in Bonita Springs. “The fact that these ‘lounges in the sky’ are speeding people across the globe is such a statement on technology and how far we’ve advanced. Well, it just begs for modern design to wrap itself around the modern aircraft.”


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Interiors often feature a sleek, modern design like this stateroom with luxurious bedding. Bathrooms are spacious with marble counters, exotic wood cabinetry and shower. Dining rooms include formal china.

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The Boeing 787 VIPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design concepts are innovative and sophisticated. Details include cove lighting, wood flooring, built-in shelving and etched designs on doors and bulkheads.

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Donna Cruthis, a designer for General Dynamics whose subsidiaries are worldwide, was asked to design Star Trek–style pocket doors that slide open and closed with the touch of a button. She’s also designed a jet based on the interior of the owner’s car. She had to send the upholstery technician to the car to replicate the seat for the aircraft. Simonsen-Hickok opts for soothing colors that convey a sanctuary feeling while reflecting a client’s persona. “Homes are geographically influenced. A home in Montana is rustic. A penthouse in New York is urban,” she says. “Then [the plane] is going to reflect their personalities. It says a lot about the person’s lifestyle.” While the overall look and feel of the aircraft are important, Simonsen-Hickok, Carter and Cabal all emphasize designing while maximizing the space. “Form follows function, and that’s very important,” Simonsen-Hickok says. “Everything has to be functional, yet still carefully chosen with an aesthetic consideration.” Designers must work with manufacturers to meet all Federal Aviation Administration specifications and guidelines for the engineering, design, amenities and furniture, as well as adhere to weight requirements, “pull tests” to check the attachments of furniture, and fire safety regulations for fabrics and materials.

The lavatory, which can include a makeup area, vanity and shower, often includes counters made from marble or granite. Weight constraints require designers to have the material lightweighted (cut down to a quarter-inch thick) or designers opt for a lavish veneer that weighs much less. Cabal once received a very impractical request: “A flying casino for a Russian corporation. They wanted a craps table. Can you imagine a little bit of turbulence?” he says. There also was a request for a sky roof, which Cabal did not build, and a pointing device (“a must for all Middle Eastern airplanes,” says Cabal) that tells you your position to Mecca for prayer time. Cabal admits that almost anything can be fulfilled when enough money is involved. “I don’t think that there is a limit of what can be done if you throw enough money at it, but obviously, there has to be some level of common sense. Common sense is uncommon in this group.” With all of the demands, precise details and custom work for all the furniture, cabinets and fabrics, designers can be easily overwhelmed, but they continue to have fun pushing the limit. “This is not a business where you can practice without being totally mad about airplanes, like me,” Cabal says. “Usually the crowd you find here is hooked for life on aviation.” ◆ JANUARY 2010 75


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LORRAINE AND BOB MCCASHIN’S NEW FRENCH COTTAGE IN OLD NAPLES PERFECTLY COMPLETES YEARS OF PLANNING. BY KATHY BECKER • PHOTOGRAPHY BY JERRY RABINOWITZ

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ven with years of studying magazine clippings and design books, followed by years of planning every inch of space, right down to niches for specific antiques and furniture collected during Bob and Lorraine McCashin’s 41-yearmarriage, some happy circumstances in their new Old Naples home just happened. The entertainment center by Tradewind Designs had wood ornaments. Lorraine searched online and found cabinet knobs that match the ornaments perfectly. She also found knobs for the kitchen that look like they were painted to match the kitchen tile. During one of her many trips to Marbleworks three years ago, 76 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

Lorraine spied a marble sink now installed in the bathroom off the office. When she first inquired about it, the price was too much. A year later, the sink was still there, and she asked again. Even when things didn’t go exactly to plan, they worked out. Tiles that were chosen for the risers of the stairs to the guest quarters were too big. The tiles were used instead to make a surround for the outdoor fireplace. “I actually like them better there anyway,” Lorraine says. A tête-à-tête she bought in Dallas and refurbished, which was destined for the foyer, wouldn’t fit through the front door or through the French garden gate, so she met some of her new neighbors by having them help lift it over the fence.


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The windowed room above the foyer was designed to be the perfect spot for a holiday tree.

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Some of the plans changed. Originally, a fountain was to nestle next to a bear topiary they brought from their other Naples house. Lorraine found a statue of a woman that she liked better for that space. “I really love creating and finding interesting things,” she says. The ceiling fans on the lanai are like ones they saw and loved at their favorite French bistro in New York. After searching the Web, Lorraine finally found them locally at Wilson Lighting. The antiques they collected at salvage yards, flea markets and antique stores during 28 years of travel and three years in Paris for Bob’s career with Electronic Data Systems based in Dallas were often drawn into the house plans by architect Jonathan Kukk. “Every niche had something in mind before we came here,” Lorraine says. “I think everything did just what it was supposed to do.” Even the bedroom set they have had since they got married was modified to fit in the guest bedroom. “It’s so much fun to do that instead of buying new things,” Lorraine says. Since moving in, Lorraine has only had difficulty placing pieces of art. One painting is of a favorite bistro, La Goulue, that is now closed. The artist put Bob and Lorraine into the scene. “I think the art has been the most challenging,” Lorraine says. “I’ve moved things around.” In many ways, the couple’s planning paid off. In the living room, Lorraine wanted to recreate the look of beams she had seen in a cha-

The foyer’s recessed niches were designed for specific pieces of furniture. Lorraine, an accomplished baker, loves to spend time in the well-appointed kitchen. The breakfast nook nestles under an arch by a window.

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Clockwise from left: The statue Genevieve was named for the patron saint of Paris. Every treasure had a planned spot. The great room is cozy under the beamed ceiling.

pel in Dallas. Because she knew what she wanted, builder BCB Homes was able to install the beams by crane before the house was under roof. “It’s much more efficient to do it that way,” says Joe Smallwood, president and CEO of BCB Homes. “The other way to install them is to start on the ground and jack them up into a completed ceiling. They are huge, 1,000 pounds each. Lorraine had this thing dialed in on paper before we even started. The house fits on the lot so perfectly. It’s a testament to proper planning.” Planning also made the cottage energy efficient, unlike the older French homes it was modeled after. “It has super-high-performance glass and is super-high-efficiency,” Smallwood says. “The energy rating is high.” After so many years focusing on designing, building and furnishing the house, one wonders where Lorraine will put her energy now. She says she might consider helping a friend in Washington with her house. But she’s done with her own. “I love how it came out,” she says. “There’s nothing I would do differently, nothing I would change.” While clearly Lorraine was the driving force for the project, Bob says he’s happy with the result. “I love it—the front porch, walking to the beach club on Sunday nights,” he says. “It’s a real neighborhood, and that’s important for me.” ◆ 80 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


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OUR GUIDE TO 10 OF THE BEST LUXURY VEHICLES THAT CAN ACTUALLY HELP SAVE THE PLANET.

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BY HOWARD WALKER

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We ask for paper instead of plastic. We put our recycling bins out for collection. We even watched Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth, all the way to the end without dozing off. (Well, almost.) But when it comes to the luxury car or truck in our driveway, it hasn’t been as easy to do our bit for the environment. But times are changing, and so are vehicles’ green profiles. Here are 10 luxury automobiles that are good for the planet—and our driving instincts.


Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll love this. A big, high-zoot S-Class Mercedes that can average more than 26 miles to the gallon on the highway and deliver the lowest CO2 emissions in the luxury segment. If this brand new S400 Hybrid were any greener, its middle name would be Kermit. Mercedes engineers went for the simple but elegant solution of slotting a skinny, lithium-ion battery-driven 20-horsepower electric motor between its new high-efficiency 3.5-liter V6 and seven-speed auto. This high-tech combo provides a healthy 295 total horsesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;enough to zip the big Benz to 60 mph from standstill in just 7.2 seconds. It wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run on electric power alone, but it comes with such eco features as stop-start and regenerative braking that puts juice back in the battery when you hit the brakes. MPG: 18 city, 26 highway Price: $88,825 NI Green Rating:

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BMW 755ih Hybrid BMW adopts the same “mild hybrid” technology as Mercedes’ S400 Hybrid for its upcoming ecofriendly 755ih, which is due in showrooms by this summer. Only this time, BMW sticks to its “Ultimate Driving Machine” mantra by coupling the 20-horsepower electric booster to its thundering 4.4-liter twinturbo V8 and eight-speed automatic. The resulting combo packs a whopping 455 horsepower and the kind of torque that can uproot tree stumps. Yet with its stop-start feature and regenerative braking, it should improve fuel economy by around 15 percent compared to the regular 750i. That puts it at around 25 miles per gallon on the highway. The real tragedy, however, is that BMW doesn’t offer its remarkable new 740d twin-turbo diesel stateside. Its staggering performance is matched by 40 miles per gallon economy and best-in-class CO2 emissions. Estimated MPG: 17 city, 25 highway Estimated Price: Not determined as of press time NI Green Rating:

Lexus LS 600h L Imagine having the on/off switch of a nuclear power plant under your right foot. One press of the gas pedal and you lunge forward like the starship Enterprise going into warp speed. This is the wondrous sensation of piloting Lexus’ flagship LS 600h L hybrid. A 240-cell pack of nickel/metal-hydrid batteries juice a big electric motor that, in turn, boosts the power of the Lexus’ big 5-liter V8. The result is a combined 438-horsepower. And all that power is delivered to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic. The good news is that the car drives like it has a V12 under the hood. The bad news is that the car’s fuel efficiency is ho-hum at best—20 city, 22 highway. But forget about the economy and enjoy it for what it is—arguably the world’s most luxurious car. MPG: 20 city, 22 highway Price: $106,910 NI Green Rating:

Audi Q7 TDI I’m an enormous fan of modern “clean” diesels. Apart from offering dramatic improvements in fuel economy, range and exhaust emissions, they are true torque meisters. Come up behind a slower vehicle, step on the throttle, and they deliver the kind of low-rev thrust normally only experienced by the guy who gets shot out of the Ringling Brothers circus cannon. That’s why I love Audi’s new sevenpassenger Q7 TDI. With 406 pound-feet of torque from its twin-turbo 3-liter V6, it delivers a bigger punch than George Foreman in his pregrilling days. That, and 25-to-the-gallon real world highway economy, 600 miles between fill-ups and 25 percent fewer emissions than an equivalent gasoline motor. For that road trip to see Uncle Waldo in Des Moines, there’s no finer long-distance cruising machine. MPG: 17 city, 25 highway Price: $51,725 NI Green Rating: 84 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


Fisker Karma Some crystal ball gazers already are predicting this could be the luxury sports sedan of the future. Looking curvier than Beyoncé in Spandex, the low-slung, Lexus LS460-sized, four-door Karma is the work of ace California-based Danish designer Henrik Fisker. Together with military contractor Quantum Technologies, he’s created a clever gas-electric hybrid that couples 5.8-second 0-60 performance with real environmental friendliness. The secret is its bank of advanced lithiumion batteries that amp up two whopping 201-horsepower electric motors. Fisker claims they’ll give the Karma a range of 50 miles on electric power only. Need more range? That’s when the GM Ecotec four-cylinder kicks in to extend the range to more than 300 miles. The highly anticipated Karma is scheduled to go on sale by next spring with prices starting at $87,900. There’s even a convertible version in the works. MPG: 100 (claimed) Range: 50 miles Price: $87,900 NI Green Rating:

Tesla Roadster Okay, I fess up. I was the first to predict that Tesla would end up out of cash and on the scrap heap before its first car reached production. Now where’s that humble pie to eat? By the middle of this year, the Silicon Valley start-up had delivered its 500th $101,500 electric Roadster and seemingly still has plenty of orders on the books. Celeb owners include George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Michael Dell and a host of others. Ecocar lovers seem to revel in its staggering supercar performance (0-60 in 3.7 seconds) coupled with a 240-plus mile range and a recharge cost of $4. I’m still no fan of its kit car-like looks and the $100-grand sticker still makes me shudder, but the little Tesla is a real success story. Me? I can’t wait for the four-door, mini-Maserati Model S sedan that’s due in 2011. MPG: 105 Range: 244 miles Price: $101,500 NI Green Rating: JANUARY 2010 85


Lincoln MKT We Americans have clung to the notion that if you want a luxury car or SUV with real power, it had to have a good ol’ V8 under the hood. The folks at Ford are now showing that a high-tech V6 can do the same job, while using a lot less gas and producing far fewer emissions. Its new 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 that’s powering the surprisingly sexy Lincoln MKT seven-seat, all-wheel drive crossover, does a fine job of delivering V8 thrust but with 22-to-the-gallon highway economy. The beauty of the EcoBoost is that all 350 pound-feet of torque is delivered from just 3,500 rpm, which means awesome passing power and slingshot acceleration out of a tight curve. MPG: 16 city, 22 highway Price: from $49,995 NI Green Rating:

Jaguar XJ With its gorgeous, coupe-like styling, panoramic glass roof and Bentleyesque interior, Jaguar’s all-new 2010 XJ is going to be the gotta-have luxury sedan when it lands in showrooms early this year. But behind all the style and elegance is an impressive sustainability story. For example, its complete body is made from lightweight aluminum that makes the car lighter and more fuel efficient. With its 5-liter naturally aspirated V8, it should average an excellent 26 to the gallon on the highway. Also, more than 50 percent of the body structure is made from recycled aluminum. That’s the equivalent of 9,000 aluminum Coke cans. And the cool thing about recycled aluminum is that if it takes 100 percent of energy to create new sheet aluminum, only 5 percent is required to recycle waste into sheet metal again. MPG: 16 city, 23 highway Price: from $72,500 NI Green Rating: 86 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


BMW 335d One of the best compact sports sedans money can buy is a diesel. Hard to believe, but five minutes behind the wheel of BMW’s latest 3-series—the 335d—will have you, too, singing the praises of this hard-charging oil-burner. The reason? Mid-range torque. This is the instant-on thrust you get when you floor the throttle to pass that lumbering 18wheeler on a tight two-lane. In the twin turbocharged 335d with its staggering 425 pound-feet of torque—that’s more than the 6-liter V8 in a Chevy Suburban—the feeling is akin to being released from some giant catapult. And it delivers this awesome performance together with 36-to-the-gallon highway economy. That’s remarkable. Top off the tank, head out on a road trip, and you won’t need to fill-up again for another 600 miles. MPG: 23 city, 36 highway Price: from $43,900 NI Green Rating:

Cadillac Escalade Hybrid When gas prices spiraled past $4 a gallon, nothing symbolized automotive gas-hog excess more than Cadillac’s lardy Escalade SUV. Trouble is, if you love to transport seven in the lap of luxury and maybe haul a boat at the same time, there’s little to match the leather-lined comfort of an Escalade. So to project a more ecofriendly image, and even gain a nod of acceptance from the Prius crowd, the Escalade Hybrid makes sense. Mating a heavy-duty 300-volt electric motor to a 6-liter V8 results in 20-to-the-gallon economy in the EPA’s city cycle, which is a 50-percent improvement over the regular gas version. You also should see 21 to the gallon on the highway. Probably more important, however, are the nine badges and decals on the body proclaiming the Escalade’s hybrid status. Even a little “green” is good. MPG: 20 city, 21 highway Price: from $74,085 NI Green Rating:

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PETER D. JEPSON & ASSOCIATES, INC.

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eter has been involved with investment and estate planning strategies since 1986. Peter graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota. In addition, he has achieved the designation of Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), from the American College, Bryn Mawr, PA. A ChFC’s role is threefold: adhere to a strict code of ethics, strive to place the client’s interests above all else and follow the latest industry and regulatory changes through continuing education. He helps craft estate planning strategies for high-net-worth individuals, successful professionals and retirees. Peter’s financial philosophy involves establishing long-term relationships through guidance and sound value-oriented investment strategies. He guides his clients toward a balanced investment portfolio and sound estate planning strategies. Extensive knowledge of estate planning strategies and retirement strategies allows Peter to provide a wide range of investment and insurance choices and the flexibility to use constructive client-oriented programs. Peter has lived in southwest Florida for 28 years. Peter is actively involved in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization and has sponsored a Little Brother for the past thirteen years. He has conducted hundreds of estate and financial programs for thousands of southwest Florida residents. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters (CLU). Peter was the 2003/2004 president of the Southwest Florida Chapter of Financial Service Professionals and is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Naples. TO ARRANGE A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION WITH PETER JEPSON, PLEASE CALL 239-263-2204.

PETER D. JEPSON, CHFC

“Protect Your Assets For You And Your

Peter Jepson offers securities through AXA Advisors, LLC (NY, NY 212-314-4600), member FINRA, SIPC and offers annuity and insurance products through AXA Network, LLC and its subsidiaries. AGE-44391 (PJ) (exp 11/10)

Peter D. Jepson & Associates, Inc. 5129 Castello Drive, Suite 4 Naples, FL 34103 239-263-2204 www.peterdjepson.com SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

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PAYSON AND PURE WEALTH MANAGEMENT GROUP OF MORGAN KEEGAN

CHRISTOPHER PAYSON AND MILES PURE

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he Payson and Pure Wealth Management Group of Morgan Keegan & Co., Inc., has over 35 years of experience helping individual investors and their families build, protect and preserve their wealth for multigenerational financial security. As a Morgan Keegan Wealth Management Team, Chris Payson and Miles Pure have at their disposal the wealth of financial products and services that a premier regional investment firm can offer. Chris and Miles believe that trust and understanding are the cornerstones of a successful, long-term client relationship. They take the time to research and fully understand your current ���nancial situation, your future goals, and your family dynamics. Investors are required to make many important decisions when it comes to building a solid financial future. Chris and Miles know that these decisions are made easier when you are working with people you know and trust. Christopher Payson is originally from Ohio and has called Southwest Florida home since 1973. He attended Findlay College and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business Executive Education Program for financial advisors. He

began his career in 1987 and has held several positions at a major financial services house including branch manager, sales manager, as well as being responsible for developing training programs for new financial advisors. His philanthropic activities include the American Red Cross and the Walk Now For Autism campaign. Miles Pure is originally from Connecticut, and a graduate of Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Miles began his career in the financial industry in 1994 and has been servicing the needs of clients in Southwest Florida since. He is a volunteer coach in North Naples Little League as well as YMCA basketball. He is involved in local philanthropic activities including the American Cancer Society, The Foster Care Council, and First Tee. Founded in 1969 in Memphis, Tennessee, Morgan Keegan & Company is today a premier regional investment firm offering full-service investment banking, securities brokerage and asset management. Morgan Keegan; member FINRA, SIPC. Securities sold through Morgan Keegan are not FDIC insured, not bank guaranteed, and may lose value.

Payson and Pure Wealth Management Group Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. 5200 Tamiami Trail N Ste 103 Naples, FL 34103 239.649.3631 SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE


THE ENGLISH GROUP AT MERRILL LYNCH

LORI RODRIGUEZ, MARK E. ENGLISH, ADAM C. ENGLISH

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ith over 40 years of securities industry service and experience, the English Group is uniquely qualified to offer our clients Financial Solutions through the Merrill Lynch platform. The English Group practice specializes in working with high net worth individuals, professionals, retirees — including many Bell System retirees — and business owners. The process begins with meetings where we carefully listen to our clients in order to fully understand their financial needs, goals and objectives. Then, after thorough and careful analysis, financial solutions are offered using the resources of our many partners. It is our privilege to be our clients’ primary financial service provider, and we take this responsibility very seriously. Mark E. English began his Security Industry career in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1971 following 6 ½ years with Indiana Bell Telephone Co. Mark earned his Economics degree at DePauw University. He has additional credit, including graduate credit, from Indiana University and Butler University. Mark has also completed the Securities Industry Association Institute at Wharton Business School. His career includes over ten years in Management. Adam C. English began his Security Industry Career following his 2004 graduation from Purdue University. He recently received

the Certificate of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) Adam enjoyed success at Naples High School and Purdue University as a distance runner. He continues to embrace his affection for running as a participant in various running events in South Florida and as a Cross Country Coach at Barron Collier High School in Naples. Lori Ann Rodriguez began her career at Merrill Lynch in February of 1998 with the Management Team in the Naples, Florida Complex. After 8 years, she transferred to the Wealth Management Group as a Client Associate and recently began working with The English Group. Lori’s responsibilities and goals are to ensure that her client’s administrative needs are met. Our most deeply held principle at Merrill Lynch is that clients come first, and our team is proud to be part of that tradition. To help you meet your financial objectives and build your wealth, we first listen to your personal goals, and then offer effective approaches to achieve them. At Merrill Lynch, we have unparalleled resources that include planning expertise, investment strategies and state-ofthe-art technology designed to streamline any financial picture. Let us put them to work for you.

The English Group 821 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 310 Naples, FL 34102 239.649.2979 www.fa.ml.com/adam_english SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE


THE GLENVIEW AT PELICAN BAY

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THE GLENVIEW AT PELICAN BAY LIFE-CARE WITH EQUITY… IN THE HEART OF PELICAN BAY

“Equity ownership at The Glenview has shown appreciation levels comparable to neighboring Pelican Bay real estate.”

he Glenview at Pelican Bay is the ultimate estate planning and investment tool, in the form of upscale Pelican Bay Real Estate, bundled with life-care and equity. The Glenview offers beautiful residences (900 square feet to about 3400 square feet) with amenities and services that promote a stress-free, active lifestyle. The excellent return on investment is unique in the retirement industry. Typically, CCRCs (Continuing Care Retirement Communities) require large entrance fees that depreciate from the moment one buys in. The traditional CCRC equity is totally eliminated within a few years after purchase. Not so with The Glenview at Pelican Bay. Equity ownership at The Glenview has shown appreciation levels comparable to neighboring Pelican Bay real estate. Because this Pelican Bay Community is a not-for-profit cooperative, residents are shareholders in the corporation and in control of their investment. In fact, most changes, including the determination of monthly service fees, are subject to board approval—and the board of directors is made up of current residents. When a Glenview resident is ready to sell his or her membership, the listing and sale price is set by the resident (or the estate or trust representatives) and negotiated with an approved waitlist member. The sale process is similar to a standard, fee-simple real estate transaction. This unique makeup has cultivated a corporation with a sound financial position and a secure future for the Glenview and the value of each resident’s investment—which helps fund the resident-owner’s wealth management portfolio and/or estate. Waitlist members understand they must stay healthy to pass the Glenview’s stringent entrance exam. Once a waitlist member buys a residence at The Glenview, health-care services are available through his or her executed health-care contract. The health-care component consists of three primary forms: Premier Place, the on-site, 33-bed skilled-nursing facility offering a full array of therapies; GlenCare, a large home-health agency with more than 90 employees; and GlenWell, the wellness clinics and programs that offer on-site physician medical services, educational seminars, therapy and exercise programs specifically designed to keep residents fit and independent. These valuable services are available on-site and under one roof (no golf carts necessary). Current and future residents (waitlist members) are excited about the investment potential and unique combinations of attractions. What better way to plan for the future and manage assets?

The Glenview at Pelican Bay 100 Glenview Place Naples, FL 34108 239.591.0011 www.glenviewnaples.com SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE


AVENUE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC

“Your IRA - Roth IRA Conversion Specialists.”

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he Managing Directors of Avenue Capital Management have over 40 years of combined experience in the wealth management industry. We offer a unique combination of experience in the financial services, accounting and legal disciplines. Specializing in the areas of Wealth Management, Capital Preservation and Legacy Planning, we work closely with clients to provide a comprehensive approach to meeting their financial needs. Our key objective is to assist our clients with all facets of estate planning by combining legal, tax-impact, and investment advice with the goal of sustaining and growing long-term wealth. Serving a client base of high net worth individuals, the advisory team of Avenue Capital Management incorporates sophisticated technical analysis with unbiased risk management options to offer its clients a broad range of lifetime income growth strategies. We succeed by helping our clients to sort through the myriad

financial choices available today and build on the investments they have already made. To achieve these challenging goals, we stay true to the values that we believe should govern our ongoing relationships with our clients. These values are more than simply ideals to which we aspire. They are the foundation that supports everything we do. And they reflect our rich tradition that has always emphasized our goal of developing innovative solutions for our clients, exercising sound business practices, serving the communities in which we do business and going the extra mile for clients. To that end, we believe that excellent service is something our customers deserve and is our most important responsibility. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact our Client Relations Director at 239- 261-9964.

Avenue Capital Management, LLC 780 Fifth Avenue S., Suite 200 Naples, FL 34102 239.261.9964 www.avenuecapitalmanagement.com SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE


THE MCCAW WEALTH MANAGEMENT GROUP AT UBS FINANCIAL SERVICES INC.

“Most people avoid risk. We thrive on managing it.”

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he McCaw Wealth Management Group at UBS Financial Services is a professional advisory team with over 75 years of combined financial services experience. Our clients benefit from our level of expertise in addition to the experience of the world’s largest wealth management firm. UBS has been serving affluent individuals, corporations, institutions and governments for over 150 years. As a Signature team at UBS, we are committed to helping every client realize their own vision for financial success. In delivering the UBS Client Experience, we take the time to understand your needs and goals and proactively provide appropriate solutions. We keep you informed on a periodic basis and can monitor and update strategies, as needed, to respond to ever-changing markets and your evolving needs. Whether it’s specific goals you have for yourself, your business, your family or the legacy you hope to leave behind, we’ll help ensure you have access to our full range of wealth planning, investment,

banking services, and financing opportunities here in the U. S. and globally---all focused on your best interests. Whether you are planning for loved ones or your favorite charities, we will work with you to establish a personalized strategy to provide for them now and in the future. Aligned with these powerful global resources among a comprehensive selection of products and services available and complete dedication to you and your needs, we will be your personal advocates throughout your relationship with UBS. Our work ethic is simple and powerful. It is based on the value of collaboration. We work side by side with our clients, taking the time to understand their individual needs and goals and the dreams they have for themselves, their families and their future. This deep understanding, combined with the powerful global resources we are able to access on your behalf, lays the foundation for the relationship we develop with you.

The McCaw Wealth Management Group at UBS Financial Services Inc. 8000 Health Center Blvd, Suite 150 Bonita Springs, FL 34135 239-495-4187 www.ubs.com/team/McCawWMG SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE


THE MORAN ASSET MANAGEMENT GROUP OF WELLS FARGO ADVISORS

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om Moran is Managing Director – Investments and the founding member of the Moran Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. The Group is responsible for managing more than $2 billion in client assets and has been servicing the investment needs of the Naples community for over 29 years. Tom is a 29-year veteran of the securities industry and has received local, national and industry recognition for his skill as a financial advisor. He is a Senior PIM Portfolio Manager – the highest level of designation for an advisor and is well known throughout the firm as one of the top fee-based financial advisors. In September 2009, Moran was recognized by Barron’s magazine and Registered Rep as the number one financial advisor in Southwest Florida.1 A frequent speaker at investment symposiums, Moran was recognized for his wealth of knowledge and ability to adapt in a downturn economy by Research Magazine, naming him one of Florida’s top advisors in January 2008.2 The Moran Asset Management Group directly services affluent families and foundations with assets to invest of $1 million to $500 million. Verified performance and superb client service are hallmarks of the Group’s reputation, and fees are generally less than one percent. With a staff of 23 registered professionals including four PIM portfolio managers, the Group takes great pride in their reputation for excellent customer service. “We strive to provide superior investment performance and excellent client service,” says Tom. The Moran Asset Management Group utilizes 15 distinct investment portfolios and has been acknowledged by Nelson’s World Best Money Managers3 as the number one manager in their discipline on three separate occasions. In 2009, his Conservative Growth Equity Portfolio was ranked number two in its investment category. Tom is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Colorado. A strong supporter of the Southwest Florida community, Tom serves on the Corporate Advisory Board of the United Arts Council and on the Board of Directors of Opera Naples, Southwest Florida’s only regional opera company. In addition, he is a member of the board for Youth Haven and the Scholarship

TOM MORAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR-INVESTMENTS AND FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE MORAN ASSET MANAGEMENT GROUP.

“Barron’s #1 Advisor, Southwest Florida; Nelson’s World Best Money Managers, 2009; Top Advisor, Research Magazine, 2008.” Committee for the Culinary and Hospitality Education Foundation. Tom’s wife of 22 years, Sandi, is the Bailli of the Naples Chapter of the Chaine des Rotisseurs. Their children attend Cornell University, Williams College and Community School of Naples.

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Criteria for Barron’s number one financial advisor in SW Florida was based on more than 3,000 filtered nominations from over 100 investment, insurance, banking and other related firms, which were narrowed down by quantitative and qualitative criteria as well as by examining regulatory records and talking with peers, supervisors, clients and the advisors themselves. Portfolio performance is not a criterion because most advisors do not have audited track records. 2Candidates who pass Research Magazine’s vigorous screens have served a minimum of 15 years in the industry, have acquired substantial assets under management, demonstrate superior client service and have earned recognition from their peers and the broader community for the honor they reflect on their profession. 3Nelson’s World’s Best Money Managers are compiled from a quarterly survey of investment management organizations and portfolio composites. All investment managers who participate and whose performance results meet certain minimum criteria are eligible. The full set of results as well as the detailed inclusion criteria for Nelson’s World Best Money Managers is accessible at www.nelsoninformation.com, free of charge. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Criteria to participate include performance being calculated in US dollars net of all fees and brokerage commissions; and inclusive of all cash reserves. Stating performance calculated on an asset base that is at least $10 million in size for traditional U.S. asset classes (equity, fixed income, balanced accounts) or at least $1 million in the case of international and “alternative” U.S. asset classes. Wells Fargo Advisors is the trade name used by two separate registered broker-dealers. Wells Advisors, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC. Members SIPC, non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. 0909-3541. Investments and Insurance Products:> NOT FDIC Insured > NO Bank Gurantee > MAY Lose Value

The Moran Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors 5801 Pelican Bay Blvd, Suite 200 Naples, FL 34108 239.254.2222 www.MoranGroup.wbsec.com SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE


THE MORAN ASSET MANAGEMENT GROUP OF WELLS FARGO ADVISORS

BOB EDWARDS, MANAGING DIRECTOR – INVESTMENTS, SENIOR PIM PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Our Value Proposition: verified performance, diversification, capital markets, competitively low fees.

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26-year financial veteran, Bob Edwards directly serves affluent families and foundations with assets to invest of $1 million to $500 million. “Our proposition is low fees for investment management, a verified performance history, and a dedicated twenty-three member team to help make the client experience a positive one,” says Edwards. “We believe this combination has helped our Naples, Florida-based business expand to 19 states.” Edwards is Senior PIM Portfolio Manager and Managing Director-Investments for the Moran Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. The Naples-based group is responsible for managing/advising client assets in excess of $2 billion.¹ Managing 15 distinct investment portfolios,² the Moran Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors has been acknowledged by Nelson’s World’s Best Money Managers³ with “Top 10” U.S. recognition in a number of portfolios for 1 year, 3 years, 5 years and 10 years from 2002 to 2006, 2008 and 2009. In January 2006 they were acknowledged by Research magazine as one of Florida’s top investment advisors.4 Additionally more than 500 financial advisors at Wells Fargo Advisors seek out The Moran

Asset Management Group to manage their clients’ assets. Edwards notes that the entire team has something to be proud of. Edwards is a frequent speaker both locally and nationally, addressing groups of individuals and industry professionals on topics of investment strategy and equity management. A collector of classic cars as well as modern and contemporary art, he has been featured in Forbes magazine, and the Edwards’ Naples home was recently included on the Philharmonic’s Friends of the Arts “Living with Art and Architecture” tour. He is a member of Bay Colony Golf Club and serves as a board member of the International Sculpture Center. His commitment to Naples and Southwest Florida is evidenced by his personal involvement in numerous foundations and charitable organizations. He currently serves on the boards of the Florida Gulf Coast University Arts Advisory Council, Opera Naples, and the Von Liebig Art Center. In addition, Edwards is past chair of the Collier County American Heart Association, served as President of the Naples POLO Club, and is a former board member of the Pelican Bay Rotary.

¹As of 9/8/09. 2The PIM program is not designed for excessively traded or inactive accounts, and may not be suitable for all investors. Please carefully review the Wells Fargo advisory disclosure document for a full description of our services. The minimum account size for this program is $50,000. 3Nelson’s World’s Best Money Managers are compiled from a quarterly survey of investment organizations and portfolio composites. All investment managers who participate and whose performance results meet certain minimum criteria are eligible. The full set of year results as well as detailed inclusion criteria for Nelson’s World’s Best Money Managers is accessible at www.nelsoninformation.com, free of charge. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Criteria to participate include performance being calculated in US dollars net of all fees and brokerage commissions; and inclusive of all cash reserves. Stating performance calculated on an asset base that is at least $10 million in size for traditional U.S. asset classes (equity, fixed income, balanced accounts) or at least $1 million in the case of international and “alternative “ U.S. asset classes. 4 Candidates who pass our rigorous screens have served a minimum of 15 years in the industry have acquired substantial assets under management, demonstrate superior client service and have earned recognition from their peers and the broader community for the honor they reflect on their profession. Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Member SIPC 0909-3095

Wells Fargo Advisors 5801 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Suite 200 Naples, FL 34108 239.254.2223 www.morangroup.wbsec.com SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE


GILMAN CIOCIA

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s a Securities Broker in Lee County since 1981, I have worked for Prudential-Bache Securities, Morgan Stanley, Smith Barney and with my present company, Gilman Ciocia. I served on the board of directors for the Lee County Stock Brokers Association and held the position of treasurer in 1990. I have my series 7 & 63 licenses and also hold Insurance licenses for Health, Life and Variable Annuities. In addition to my successful career as a financial consultant, I have a very active personal life. Raised in the northeast, I grew up with a love for skiing. I relocated to Florida in 1977 and enjoy many outdoor activities including sailing, snorkeling and gardening. I feel strongly that community service is an important part of a well-balanced life and I’ve sat on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lee County. The mission of Gilman Ciocia is to bring sophisticated, comprehensive, and affordable tax planning to the average American. Studies show that taxes represent the single biggest expense most Americans incur during their lifetime. Traditionally, people have gone to one advisor for their taxes, another for investments and yet another for estate planning. This often results in paying more taxes than necessary, which can deplete assets better used for wealth accumulation. Gilman Ciocia’s approach to your taxes and your wealth is unique. It’s year round tax planning with a simple goal – lower your taxes and increase your wealth. Wealthy individuals discovered long ago that the key to building and sustaining their wealth was passing it on to the next generation. Today, more than ever, this is true. The difference is that wealth management isn’t solely reserved for the wealthy. With Gilman Ciocia you’ll get a complete plan - tax, financial, insurance, lending, legal, retirement and estate planning issues-all addressed under one roof. That’s an entire team focused on your financial future.

SHELLY DONOVAN

Join us every Tuesday at Roy’s restaurant for a FREE dinner and presentation on strategies to protect your retirement savings, lower your taxes and minimize your financial worries. Seating is limited and RSVP’s are required. Please call today for reservations @ 239-495-0381 Securities offered through Prime Capital Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Gilman & Ciocia and Prime Capital Services, Inc. are affiliated entities. Prime Capital Services does not offer tax or legal advice. Securities and investments involve risk. Certain tax and/or estate planning strategies may be used in an effort to reduce the overall risk to one’s portfolio. However, risk related to securities and investment products can never be completely eliminated.

Gilman Ciocia 26811 South Bay Drive Bonita Springs, FL 34134 239-495-0381 www.gtax.com SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

“Protect Your Assets For You And Your Heirs.”


THE STEPHENS WEALTH MANAGEMENT GROUP

LEFT TO RIGHT: JEFF PIERCE, JOHN SLAGEL, EAN LAMBERT, JASON STEPHENS, RUSSELL ROTH, RICHARD ARCHISIO, APRIL TAUBE

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he Stephens Wealth Management Group of UBS Financial Services Inc. is one of the firm’s most experienced wealth management teams with over 130 years of combined industry experience. Based in Naples, FL, they have been recognized locally and nationally for their experience in advising affluent individuals. Each member has undergone rigorous training in their particular area of expertise and works with a limited number of clients to provide the best possible client experience. Jason E. Stephens, Senior Vice President–Investments and Senior Portfolio Manager in the UBS Portfolio Management Program, is a Financial Advisor, Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Financial Consultant. He has a B.S. in finance from the University of Florida and Investment Consultant designation from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Jason oversees each client’s macro and tactical allocation and manages client assets along with customized estate tax planning strategies for high net worth clients. He was recently selected by Barron’s as one of the top 1,000 Financial Advisors in America and is ranked among the top 20 Financial Advisors in Florida for 2009. Richard B. Marchisio, a First Vice President–Investments and Senior Portfolio Manager in the UBS Portfolio Management Program, has over 40 years of industry experience and has worked for some of Wall Street’s top firms. He concentrates his efforts by helping his clients manage municipal, corporate and government bonds for credit quality duration and maturity analysis. In addition, Richard earned the Municipal Securities Principal license. Russell L. Roth, Vice President–Investments and Senior Portfolio

Manager in the UBS Portfolio Management Program, has over 33 years of investment experience. Throughout his career, Russ has focused on portfolio construction and asset allocation management. He oversees the Stephens Wealth Management asset allocation and stock selection process. Ean D. Lambert, Financial Advisor, assists clients in daily portfolio management and implementation, along with lending and debt management. Ean also focuses on asset allocation. Ean sits on The Stephens Wealth Management Group’s asset allocation committee. John Slagel, Wealth Strategy Associate, has 10 years of experience as a floor trader and futures and options broker at the Chicago Board of Trade. He is responsible for client performance reporting, monitoring asset allocation and daily investment research. Jeff Pierce, Team Administrator, has over 20 years of industry experience. Jeff oversees operations for the Stephens Group, and assists in opening accounts, trade processing and maintaining Platinum-level service for clients. April Taube, Client Service Associate, has eight years of experience and a vast knowledge of the financial services industry. She coordinates the Stephens Group’s marketing and client service efforts, as well as client development. UBS AG is a leading global wealth management firm with a local commitment to develop financial strategies tailored to your individual needs. The Stephens Wealth Management Group offers complimentary consultations for qualified individuals. CFP® and Certified Financial Planner™ are certification marks owned by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. UBS Financial Services Inc. is a subsidiary of UBS AG. ©2009 UBS Financial Services Inc. All rights reserved. Member SIPC. SPE_Adver_NA1009_JasE

The Stephens Wealth Management Group 801 Laurel Oak Drive, Suite 708 Naples, FL 34108 239.254.7145 www.ubs.com/team/stephensgroup SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE


THE O’DELL GROUP MORGAN STANLEY SMITH BARNEY

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: BRENDA C. SMITH, CLIENT SERVICE ASSOCIATE; SCOTT E. O’DELL, VICE PRESIDENT FINANCIAL ADVISOR, GLOBAL WEALTH MANAGEMENT; JENNIFER A. O’DELL, FINANCIAL ADVISOR,

“Global resources…personal solutions.”

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he O’Dell Group provides highly customized strategies for individuals and families of substantial means, businesses and institutions throughout the United States. The O’Dell Group is committed to forming lasting relationships with all of their clients and their families, built on a foundation of trust and integrity. It is this ongoing commitment and active relationship that allows The O’Dell Group to guide their clients not only through constantly changing financial markets, but through the complex and everchanging needs of their clients over time. The O’Dell Group continues to strive to be the first choice of affluent and high net worth investors by understanding their financial needs and goals and conducting appropriate analysis of their current situation. Continuously working to help educate clients on which tailored strategies may best help them reach their goals, The O’Dell Group continues to differentiate themselves by providing a high level of trusted advice and personal service to every client.

Careful planning is the key to achieving your financial goals. Whatever your goals may be — from sending children to college and retiring comfortably to passing your hard-earned estate assets on to loved ones — The O’Dell Group will evaluate your situation and help you determine which strategies are right for you. The basis for successful investing lies in an understanding of four key elements: goals and objectives, risk tolerance levels, time horizon and return expectations. Once an investment strategy is implemented, The O’Dell Group will create a customized and unique service plan for each client. Whether you are looking for simple financial strategies or the most sophisticated kinds of investments, The O’Dell Group serves as your gateway to the strength and resources of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. It is a high level of service that clients of The O’Dell Group have come to expect and enjoy. Call The O’Dell Group today at 598-7905 for your personal consultation. “Investments and services offered through Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, member SIPC.”

The O’Dell Group / Morgan Stanley Smith Barney 800 Laurel Oak Drive, Suite 400 Naples, FL 34108 239.598.7905 www.morganstanley.com SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE


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ANGELINA’S RISTORANTE

Your love affair with food and fine wine begins the first time you experience Angelina’s. Arouse your senses with the diverse flavors of Italy. Parties of all sizes will enjoy an elegant dining experience featuring Angelina’s superb wines and attentive staff. Angelina’s has all the ingredients for a memorable meal. 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs 239-390-3187 www.angelinasofbonitasprings.com

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Designed as contemporary, refined and engaging, M Waterfront Grille features Cutting Edge Continental Cuisine with an emphasis on fresh Seafood, Steaks, Homemade Pastas, Organics and Tapas plates. M is both a local favorite and a destination restaurant offering dynamic flavor profiles and polished, attentive service. 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd., Naples 239.263.4421, www.mwaterfrontgrille.com

THE BAY HOUSE

A riverfront dining destination with deep roots in southern hospitality and a commitment to serving all the wonderful bounty of our coast. From local seafood and citrus to fresh farmed herbs and produce. Quality and value served by sincere professionals who truly care. Your neighborhood kitchen & Tavern! 799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples 239.591.3837, www.bayhousenaples.com

SEA SALT

The name of the restaurant SeaSalt was inspired by the glorious treasures of various Salts from all over the world. Chef Fabrizio pays tribute to the distinctive features and characteristics that are naturally imparted from the region from which they are harvested. The bounty of the various styles of Salt can also be found in our Sea Salt Market. 1186 Third Street South, Naples 239-434-7258, www.SeaSaltNaples.com

CHARLIE CHANG’S

With an authentic menu and a stylish, modern ambience, Charlie Chiang’s takes Chinese to a whole new level. The menu offers both traditional favorites and unique dishes. Al fresco dining is available, with beautiful riverfront views. 12200 Tamiami Trail N., Naples 239.593.6688, www.charliechiangs.com

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Miramare Ristorante, waterfront dining at its best! Enjoy romantic dining indoors or on our beautiful patio overlooking Venetian Bay. Join us for the best authentic Italian cuisine in southwest Florida. Our menu features fresh seafood, homemade pastas, and Ossobuco. Relax in our casual elegant atmosphere while enjoying the view from our indoor-outdoor bar. Happy hour from 4-6 and live music from 5-9. Resort casual dress. Nightly entertainment!

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CIRCUIT BREAKERS A DYNAMIC DUO OF ARCHITECT AND ELECTRICIAN CREATE A POWERFUL CORPORATE HOME WITH ENERGY AND INDIVIDUALITY.

BY KATHY BECKER • PHOTOGRAPHY BY RANDALL PERRY

One could compare architect Stephen Hruby and electrician Bernie Simmonds to alternating current and direct current. Hruby wears Prada suits and drives a Porsche. Bernie Simmonds, founder and president of E.B. Simmonds Electrical Inc., wears jeans and cowboy boots and prefers a Harley-Davidson. The two friends designed a corporate headquarters Stephen Hruby, left, and Bernie Simmonds

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that is both current and ready for growth for Simmonds’ 28-year-old company, which specializes in commercial, industrial and public electrical utility systems. In October, the company moved to the new 30,000square-foot complex made up of a three-story office building plus a combined warehouse, shop and storage building. Simmonds has 20 employees including his wife, Lyne (pronounced “Lean”), who serves as CFO and company secretary. To Simmonds, it was more than just a building. “I spend by far more time here than at home,” he says. “I like my business, my job, and now I like the place where I work." When Hruby redesigned an office on Fifth Avenue South in 1998 for Architects Unlimited, he hired Simmonds. “His ideas caught my eye,” Simmonds says. “It’s the office I envisioned having one day.” In 2000, Simmonds bought the property for the new building. In mid-2004, the design began, and site work was under way in late 2007.


Hruby had to make Simmonds’ dreams functional. “His idea was an elevator with stairs wrapped around it, like something Humphrey Bogart would get out of,” Hruby says. “I said, ‘That’s nice, but it doesn’t meet code.’” The solution was a glass elevator in a central atrium that you can walk all the way around. “It really freaked out the elevator people,” Simmonds says. “They wanted a 40-horsepower motor. I wanted a 25-horsepower motor so it would go as slowly as possible. Every time you look in a different direction, you enjoy the stonework.” The next challenge was making the required fire stairs visually interesting, instead of a typical boxed-in stairwell. The poured concrete steps are cantilevered off a central pillar, with a glass wall letting in light. “We wanted the stairway to be like a sculpture,” Simmonds says. Another challenge was the planned heliport on the roof of the warehouse building. “One day I want to be

a helicopter pilot,” Simmonds says. “Beyond that, our business has to do with disasters and recovery. A helicopter could one day be part of the business.” Although the area is zoned to allow heliports, the plan was rejected by the county until Simmonds’ lawyers were able to write an ordinance that would set guidelines for the first heliport in Collier County. Other ideas confounded contractors and suppliers. The exposed ceiling beams on the third floor are rusty and still have the chalk numbers that identified them in the yard. “The contractor asked us two or three times over, ‘Is this the way you wanted this?’” Hruby says. While the building showcases the business, it also reflects Simmonds’ non-business passions. Hunting trophies and favorite artwork hang throughout. “This building epitomizes Bernie; it has a rough side, but it’s very refined,” Hruby says. “He’ll hunt bear, but he appreciates art. There’s the ashlar limestone wall and mahogany doors—the refined and rustic play off each other.” ◆ JANUARY 2010 127


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Clyde Butcher’s name has become nearly synonymous with the Everglades. His stirring black and white images capture the unique and fragile nature of South Florida’s primitive roots. Butcher’s work takes the spotlight in “Big Cypress Swamp: The Western Everglades Landscape,” presented by the Naples Art Association at the von Liebig Art Center, January 23-February 28. The NAA will hold a fundraising event, “America the Beautiful: From Clyde Butcher’s Collection to Yours,” January 15. For information: 239-262-6517. The Collier County Museum, Naples, will show “ForEverglades: Photography by Clyde Butcher and Jeff Ripple” January 26–April 3; 239-252-8476. —Kat Smith

Little Butternut Key, Clyde Butcher

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Glass artist Dale Chihuly is coming back to Naples, but in truth, he never left. Since Chihuly’s work was one of the first exhibitions at the Naples Museum of art in November 2000, three of his works in the museum’s permanent collection have become iconic symbols of the museum. The 20-foot-tall Red Chandelier in the dome of the museum is a photo favorite, and many have dined beneath its spirals or marveled at its sinuous 1,200 individual pieces, weighing about 2,000 pounds. Inside the museum, the lobby is highlighted by a three-story-high blown-glass Chihuly Icicle Chandelier, reminding Floridians of the aesthetic potential of ice with its impressive blue and white icicles highlighted by a skylight in the stairway. The Persian Ceiling on the third floor of the museum was donated by Patty and Jay Baker, whose names were added to the museum in 2008 when they donated $10 million. The colorful glass bowls and shapes float overhead and give the viewer the feeling of being under the sea. The museum opened with the exhibition Reflections of Chihuly in November 2000, and a visit by the artist himself inaugurated the museum. In celebration of the museum’s tenth anniversary, Chihuly will return January 30 for a lecture about his work and the exhibition, Chihuly: Recent Work, on display January 23-April 25. For information: thephil.org. —Kathy Becker


Equestrienne Carousel, Jon Corbino

COLLECTOR William Meek has been quietly bolstering the art oomph of Naples for decades. This month, the gallery he heads, the Harmon-Meek Gallery, celebrates its forty-sixth year since being founded by Foster Harmon in 1964. For decades, Meek opened his gallery to schoolchildren, and paid for buses to transport them to experience art until the early 2000s. He worked with artists the gallery has represented to create permanent collections at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, before the Naples Museum of Art was built 10 years ago, and at the von Liebig Center for the Arts. Now he is spearheading efforts to make sure the Children’s Museum of Naples, scheduled to open in late 2010, has a permanent col-

lection of art to exhibit. A collection of paintings and sculptures, arranged through Meek and donated by artists, estates of artists and collectors, will depict “Children as a Subject in American Art.” Eventually, Meek would like to include artwork that depicts animals. The rotating exhibit of two pieces in the collection at the museum will include an interactive television monitor where children can learn about the art and artist. This month, Harmon-Meek Gallery will provide a peek at the museum’s art collection, along with part of the 2,000-object collection of native masks and objects

from around the world donated to the museum by Dr. Ernestine A. O’Connell of Venice, which will be used by the museum in its educational programming. None of the pieces being shown in the Children’s Museum exhibit will be for sale. “We want to build excitement and awareness for the museum,” Barbara Meek says. The exhibition will be at the gallery January 3-15. The gallery plans to present an exhibition January 17-30 of work by Jon Corbino, the first artist to exhibit at the Harmon Gallery when it first opened. For information: 239-2612637, harmonmeekgallery.com. —Kathy Becker

ART & MUSEUMS Art Gallery Old Naples—Through the Glass, paintings and mono prints by Alice Fjelstul, Jan. 7-Feb. 6, reception, Jan. 14; 239-775-5000. Art League of Bonita Springs—Faculty & Student Exhibition, through Jan. 2; Raku & You, Jan. 5; Art Focus Exhibition & Reception, Jan. 8; Bonita Springs National Art Festival, Jan. 16-17; 239-495-3999, artcenterbonita.org.

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Art League Marco Island Center for the Arts—Those Who Can Do, art exhibit, through Jan. 20; Trunk Shows, Jan. 3, 10, 17; Educational Expo, Jan. 5; Fine Craft Festival, Jan. 16-17; Taste of Raku, Jan. 19; Wet Paint Live! auction, Jan. 28; 239-394-4221, marcoislandart.com. JANUARY 2010 151


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Marco Island Arts & Crafts Festivals—St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Jan. 22-23, Wesley United Methodist Church, Jan. 30-31; 239-394-7549. Marco Island Executive Airport—Angie Chestnut exhibit, Jan. 1-31; 239-263-8242. Marco Island Foundation for the Arts—Left Bank Art Fest, Jan. 17, The Esplanade; 239-642-3836, marcoarts.org. Marianne Friedland Gallery, Naples—Janet Fish: Master Prints

DOG TALK Ever wonder why it seems your dog is in charge? Dog behavior expert Patricia McConnell (above) will be in Naples January 6 and 7 to help demystify Fido’s quirks at two events to benefit The Brody Project for Animal Assisted Therapy. McConnell, a certified applied animal behaviorist, was the voice of authority for 14 years on public radio’s “Calling All Pets,” and has written several books on canine behavior. Bamboo Café will invite guests and their dogs to dinner January 6. Chances to sit (and stay) at McConnell’s table will be available. On January 7, McConnell will give a talk about the impact of emotions on both people and dogs at Moorings Park Continuing Care Retirement Community, Naples. “There is so much that we share with our dogs,” she says. “The more I understand emotions, the more I understand myself.” Founded in 2009 in Naples by Paula Brody in honor of her mother, Sara Lee Brody, a lifelong animal lover, The Brody Project is the only program in Southwest Florida offering Animal Assisted Therapy, and is a pilot project at Moorings Park Continuing Care. Animal Assisted Therapy involves trained animals and health-care professionals in specific therapy programs. For information: thebrodyproject.org. —Kathy Becker 154 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


and Small Paintings, through Jan. 9; Milton Avery and the Medium of Monotype, Jan. 28-Feb. 9; 239-262-3484. Museum of the Everglades, Everglades City—EverGladesmen exhibit, Jan. 1-31; 239-695-2397. Naples Art Association at the von Liebig Art Center, Naples—Art in the Park, Jan. 2, Cambier Park; Henry Koerner: The Real and Imagined, presented in collaboration with the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida, through Jan. 10, exhibit at the Holocaust Museum, through Jan. 12; Members’ Gallery Small Works Show, through Jan. 10; film premiere, Big Cypress Swamp: The Western Everglades, documentary, Jan. 14; Exhibition Preview Reception, Jan. 22, for Naples Collects 2010 (exhibit, Jan. 23-Feb. 14), Big Cypress Swamp: The Western Everglades Landscape by Clyde Butcher (exhibit, Jan. 23-Feb. 28), and Members’ Gallery Third Show of the Season (exhibit, Jan. 23-Feb. 28); 239-262-6517, naplesart.org. Naples Artcrafters—Fine Art & Craft Show, Jan. 10, Cambier Park; 239-352-3036. Naples Backyard History—History of the Working Waterfront, at Tin City, and History of the Tamiami Trail, Bayfront, dates TBD; 239-594-2978. Deep Abstract, Ileana De La Prida

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Naples Historical Society—Walking Tours of the Historic District, Wednesdays; docent-guided tours of the Norris Gardens, Jan. 7, 21; tours of Palm Cottage, Tuesdays–Saturdays; 239261-8164.

Naples Zoo—Night Eyes Tour with night-vision scopes, Jan. 15, 20; 239-2625409.

Naples Porcelain Artists—Paint Along and meeting, Jan. 8; 239-434-5954.

North Collier Regional Park, Naples— Marlye Barbe exhibit, Jan. 1-31; 239-252-4000.

Norris Center, Naples—Betty Newman exhibit, Jan. 1-31; 239-213-3049.

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Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art—Latin American Painting Now, through Jan. 10; The Art of Janet Fish, through Jan. 17; Images of Hope, Imokalee: Looking Forward, Looking Back, through Feb. 7; Woman: The Art of Gaston Lachaise, Jan. 12-April 30; Chihuly: Recent Work, Jan. 23-April 25; 239-597-1900.


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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Naples—Painting Annual, through Jan. 31; 239-263-8242, rookerybay.org.

Spices, Jan. 12, (at the Mini Gallery at Engel & Volkers, Naples); opening receptions: Traditions, Jan. 15, Wall to Wall, Jan. 29; 239-597-2110.

Rosen Gallery & Studio, Naples—A Taste of Raku, Jan. 7; 239-821-1061.

Underground Art Wednesday—Tour studios and galleries with the North Naples Arts Alliance, Jan. 6; 239-8211061.

Sweet Art Gallery, Naples—Caribbean

HOPE FLOATS A pair of young filmmakers, Ira Mowen and Luca Antonucci, came up with a simple idea that would create a visual “travelogue” of sorts, featuring some of the world’s great places, like New York’s Central Park and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The artists attach a video camera to 40 red helium balloons, release them from a notable site, then retrieve them and download the images. The resulting footage is shared online with fans around the globe. The project has been covered by CNN and other networks, and garnered some awards. Mowen and Antonucci have chosen Naples as the site for another installment of the Balloon Tour. Sponsored by Third Street South, the days leading up to the Balloon Release January 10 will include activities to benefit Freedom Waters Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides boating and other marine activities to children with serious illnesses, disabilities, or special needs. Children and families of Freedom Waters will gather at the Naples Pier on release day to watch as the balloons take off. Red balloons will grace the fronts of Third Street merchants and Honor Cards will be available for purchase January 5–8. The cards will have space for the name of giver and an honoree; proceeds go toward Freedom Waters’ major fundraiser, Painting My Tomorrow, at the Philharmonic February 14. For information: 239248-1120. —Kat Smith

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus—Illuscination, all-new fantasy world show featuring Wonderous Magician David, All Access Pre-Show one hour before each performance includes a dance party and meeting performers, Jan. 7-10, Germain Arena, Fort Myers; ringling.com.

FILM Cambier Park, Naples—Outdoor Family Movie Night, Jan. 23; 239-213-3058. Films on Fifth—Waltz With Bashir, Jan. 17, Sugden Community Theatre, Naples; 239-263-7990. Norris Center, Naples—Peccata Che Sia Una Canaglia (Too Bad She’s Bad), Jan. 5; Divorce Italian Style, Jan. 19; presented by Italian Cultural Society; 239-434-3323.

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Evening on Fifth—Live entertainment, shopping and dining, Jan. 14, Fifth Avenue South, Naples; 239-435-3742.

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Italian Cultural Society—Lunch and demonstration featuring the Lazio region, Jan. 11, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center, Bonita

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PATTY & JAY BAKER NAPLES MUSEUM OF ART—THE ART OF JANET FISH, THROUGH JAN. 17; 239-597-1900

Springs; Wine Reception and art lecture, Jan. 20, Arsenault & Antinori Gallery, Naples; 239-434-3323. Mackle Park, Marco Island—Farmers Market, Wednesdays; 239-394-7549. Marissa Collections, Naples—Trunk shows: Rena Lange and Zenobia, Jan. 7-8; Erickson Beamon jewelry, Jan. 14-16, Lucifer vir Honestus jewelry (personal appearance), Jan. 27-29; 239-263-4333. New Beginnings Expo—Entertainment, products, services, speakers, fashion shows, refreshments, prizes and career opportunities, produced by Philip Douglas, Doug Olsen and Peggy Sealfon, Jan. 17, Hilton Naples & Towers; 239-643-0233. Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center, Bonita Springs—Healthy Eating, Jan. 6; Date Nights, Jan. 8, 22; Winemaker’s Dinners, Jan. 9, 16 30; Little Plates, Jan. 11; SuperFoods, Jan. 13; Wine Education–The World of Wine I, Jan. 14; Guys’ Night Out, micro-brews and comfort food, Jan. 17; Pacific Rim Cuisine, Jan. 18; Vegan Cuisine, Jan. 20; Wine Tasting in the Casual Living–

Outdoor showroom, with multiple food and wine stations, Jan. 21; Local Seafood, Jan. 25; Flavors from Mexico, Jan. 27; 866206-3840, robbstucky.com. Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops— Trunk shows: Faraone Mennella jewelry (personal appearance), Jan 12-13, Peggy Jennings, Jan. 28-29; cosmetics artists: Dior, Jan. 7, La Mer Winter Event, Jan. 8, Armani, Jan. 14-15, Chanel, Jan. 19-20, 2728, Sisley Mega Spa Event, Jan. 21-23, YSL Jan. 28-30; 239-592-5900, ext. 200. Third Street South, Naples—Farmers Market, Saturdays, behind Tommy Bahama, Naples; Thursdays on Third, live music, shopping, dining; Pets on Third parade, benefit for Collier Spay & Neuter Clinic, Jan. 24; 239-649-6707. The Village on Venetian Bay, Naples— Village Nights, live entertainment, shopping, dining, Jan. 7; 239-261-6100.

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Riverside Park, Bonita Springs— Bonita Springs Concert Band, Jan. 17; 239-498-4985. Cambier Park, Naples—Naples Concert Band, Jan. 10, 21; Gulf Coast Big Band, Jan. 17; 239-263-9521. Classic Chamber Concerts—The Russians Return to Fifth, trios by Brahms, Nino Rota, Piazzola, Jan. 18, Sugden Community Theatre, Naples; 239-434-8505. The Hyacinth Series—Westminster Concert Bell Choir, Jan. 17, Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples; 239-261-1487. Italian Cultural Society, Naples—Jazz concert and reception, featuring Randy Brecker, Jan. 23, United Church of Christ, Naples; 293-434-3323. Mackle Park, Marco Island—Marco Island Strummers, Jan. 10, 18; Winter Concert Series, Jan. 25; 239-394-7549. Marco Island Town Center Community Concert Series—J. Robert, Jan. 7; Made in Brooklyn, Jan. 14; The Beadniks Band, Jan. 21; Brent Moyer, Jan. 28; 239-394-7549. Mercato, Naples—First Friday Concert Series, live music, wine tasting, shopping, prizes and more, Jan. 1; 239403-2204. Naples Music Club—Annual Members Recital, Jan. 25, Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples; 239-273-6622. Norris Center, Naples—Lou Reid and Carolina with Frontline, Jan. 9; Open Mic, Jan. 15; 239-213-3049. Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples—Beethoven Double Play, Jan. 3; American Voices: Crystal Gayle, Larry Gatlin & Andy Cooney, Jan. 4; 160 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

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MARCO BRONZINI AT THE CONTEMPORARY HOUSE—MEET THE ARTIST RECEPTION, JAN. 29, EXHIBITION, JAN. 29-30, 1301 SILVER SANDS AVE., NAPLES; MARCOBRONZINI.COM

Bernadette Peters, Jan. 5; Symphonic Journeys, Jan. 7-9; Ottmar Liebert, Jan. 89; Tony Bennett, Jan. 10; Itzhak Perlman, Jan. 11; Three Men and a Baby Grand, Jan. 12-13; Let’s Dance, the Philharmonic Orchestra, Jan. 12-17; Kathy Halenda, Jan. 15-16; Piano Celebrations, Beautiful Bach,


Jan. 19; Great Groups of Classic Jazz, Jan. 19; Renée Fleming, Jan. 23; Century of Jazz Piano, Part 1, Jan. 24; Debby Boone, Jan. 24; Beethoven’s Seventh, Jan. 28-29; 239-597-1900, thephil.org. Steinway Piano Society—Eleonora Lvov Recital, Jan. 7; Mingshan Kong & Family, Jan. 21, Steinway Piano Gallery, Bonita Springs; 239-498-9884.

SPEAKERS/SEMINARS Art League of Bonita Springs— Visiting Artist Demonstrations and Workshops: Karlyn Holman, Robert Burridge, Jan. 3, 4–8, Miles Laventhall, Jan. 16-17; Affairs of the Arts: Art in Cinema, Jan. 6, Designing Women, Jan. 18, The Taste of Tuscany, Jan. 22; 239-4953999, artcenterbonita.org.

Collier County Audubon Society— Owls in Florida, with Dr. Jerry Jackson, Jan. 5, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Naples; 239-643-7822. Naples Art Association at the von Liebig Art Center, Naples— Workshops: Ultimate Arting, Jan 4-6; Wet ‘n’ Wild, Jan. 7-9; Batik, Jan. 13-14; Travel Watercolor, Jan. 15-17; Play of Light on Florals, Jan. 18-22; Jewelry Sampler, Jan. 23; Palette Knife in Oil & Acrylic, Jan. 25-28; Gel Transfers, Jan. 30-31; 239262-6517, naplesart.org. Naples Historical Society—Garden Side Chickee Chats: Tomorrow’s Old Timers, based on the Naples Historical Society’s oral history project, speakers Ray Carroll, Lodge McKee and Nick Turner will discuss what life was like for

kids growing up in Naples in the 1950s, Jan. 29, Palm Cottage; 239-261-8164. Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers Series—Former Prime Minister to the State of Israel Ehud Olmert, Jan. 13, Naples Grande Beach Resort; 239-596-6524. Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples—Around the World With the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra Musicians, Israel—Sania Whitaker, violin, Jan. 4, China—Ming Gao, associate concertmaster, Jan. 11, Bulgaria—Daniela Shtereva violin, Jan. 18, France—David Dash, trumpet; Frank Cooper, Musicologist, Four Great Powers of Music, Jan. 4, 6, 11, 13; Elaine Newton, Four O’clock at the Movies, Jan. 5, Critic’s Choice, Jan. 7, 9;

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Lenore Greenstein, The Art of Nutrition series, Jan. 6, 27, Feb. 10, 24, March 10, 24; Paul Rathburn, Ph.D., Modern Masters Series, Jan. 8, Shakespearian Adventures, Jan. 9; Paula Rand Hornbostel, Woman: The Art of Gaston Lachaise, Jan. 13; Joan Jacobs, ArtTalk, Jan. 15, 29; Joe Leonardo, The Opera as Theater, Jan. 19; Tudor Davies, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Collecting Prints, Jan. 18; Henry Ettman, The Great Small Groups of Jazz, Jan. 19; Jodie DeSalvo, Piano, Beautiful Bach, Jan. 19; Dick Hyman, Piano, Part 1, Jan. 24; Stephen Crosby, Diaghilev: Visionary Iconoclast and Godfather to a Creative Revolution, Jan. 20, 27; John Scoular, From Page to Stage, Jan. 21; David Noard, My Name is Vincent, Jan. 21; Rick Harris, Ph.D., American Film Studies, Jan. 22, 25; Laurie Klein, Ansel Adams lecture, Jan. 22,

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Hand-coloring Photography, Jan. 26; Dale Chihuly, Jan. 30; thephil.org, 239-592-1900. Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Naples—Beginning Birders’ Workshop, Jan. 5; Amazing Adventure! Kayaking the Mississippi River, two college students from Naples’ adventures, Jan. 8; Photo Safari with Dave Graff, Jan. 30; 239- 417-6310.

SPECIAL EVENTS 1-31—YMCA of the Palms, “NoBall” Sneaker Ball, show your gratitude for not attending another gala by simply making a donation, Greater Naples YMCA, Naples; 239-5973148, ymcapalms.org. 2-6—Venetian Art Glass, a private

collection of important pieces will be on display and available for purchase, including Murano glass from the early to mid-twentieth century; objects from Venetian factories and designers such as Salviati, Barovier, Seguso, and Dino Martens will be represented, Provenance Naples; 239-263-4457. 11—Music for Minors Foundation, Luncheon and Fashion show, mini concert, silent auction, general raffle, The Strand Golf & Country Club, Naples; 239-947-1943, music4minors.org. 12—Saint Ann School Foundation, Saint Ann School Foundation and Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show, with special guest designer Reem Acra, Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, Naples; 239595-3495.


15—David Lawrence Center & Foundation, St. Petersburg: Land of the Tsars, dinner, dancing, entertainment and a silent auction, black-tie gala, The Naples Yacht Club, Naples; 239-354-1416, davidlawrencecenter.org.

30-31—EDEN FLORIDA, NAPLES INVITATIONAL ART FEST, FEATURES ART FROM MORE THAN 200 ARTISTS FROM THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, PLUS SILENT AUCTION, PROCEEDS GO TO THE EDEN FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP FUND, FLEISCHMANN PARK, NAPLES; 239-263-1667

15—Naples Art Association at the von Liebig Art Center, From Clyde Butcher’s Collection to Yours, collectors and fans will have a one-in-four chance to own a framed 20 by 30-inch black-andwhite photograph and the opportunity to bid in live auction for a special limited edition photograph, the von Liebig Art Center, Naples; 239-262-6517, ext. 115, naplesart.org. 15-17—Sixth Annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival, lectures, field trips and activities for all ages, Rookery

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Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Naples; 239-417-6310. 17—Temple Shalom, Comedy and Corned Beef, luncheon and stand-up comic Rabbi Bob Alper, Temple Shalom, Naples; 239-455-3030. 19—The Jackson Laboratory, What Makes Me Unique, Personalized Medicine and Its Promise for Treating Human Disease, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; 239-287-3964. 21-24—43rd Naples Boat Show, Marine Industries Association of Collier County, featuring new, used and antique boats, RVs, motorcycles, vintage cars, nautical flea market and seafood festival, 100 Goodlette Road South, Naples; 239-261-0882.

22—Planned Parenthood, Our Choice Affair, celebrating the Roe v. Wade anniversary, Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, Naples; 239-262-8923, ext. 309. 23—Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. (PASFI), Second Annual PASFI Fashion Show, Hilton Naples & Towers; 239-417-3465,. 23-25—Mullet Festival, seafood, art, music, Buzzard Lope Queen dance contest, Stan’s Idle Hour Seafood Restaurant, Goodland; 239-394-4041. 25—Guadalupe Center of Immokalee, Taste of Africa, enjoy an evening of African art, food, culture and music, Pelican Bay Club, Naples; 239-657-7124. 27—Guadalupe Center of Immokalee,

Bonita Bay’s Fabulous Fifties Sock Hop, Bonita Bay Club, Bonita Springs; 239-657-7124. 29-31—Naples Children & Education Foundation, Naples Winter Wine Festival, Expanding Horizons and Opportunities for Children to Soar, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples; 239514-2239. 29-31—Greek Festival, food, wine, live music, traditional dress and dancing, and Greek cultural items for sale, St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church, Naples; 239-591-3430. 30—American Cancer Society (Greater Marco Island), Cattle Baron’s Ball, Stetsons and Stilettos, Marriott Resort & Spa, Marco Island; 239-642-8800.

The Garden. Cultivate your senses.

Children’s Garden / Brazilian Garden Caribbean Garden / Butterfly House / Preserve & Trails

4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 877.433.1874 www.naplesgarden.org

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30â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Empty Bowls, program to help end hunger, for a suggested $10 donation patrons receive a handcrafted bowl by a student, soup and bread, with pottery demonstrations, silent auction and music, Cambier Park, Naples; 239-334-7007. Š2010 Rare Hospitality International, Inc.

30-31â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Eden Florida, Naples Invitational Art Fest, features art from more than 200 artists from the United States and Canada, with silent auction, proceeds go to the Eden Florida Scholarship fund, Fleischmann Park, Naples; 239-263-1667.

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SPORTS Various datesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Florida Gulf Coast University Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basketball, Germain Arena, Fort Myers; for schedules, go to fgcuathletics.com. 17â&#x20AC;&#x201D;CurePSP - Society For Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Naples PSP Awareness Walk, Naples Tennis Club & Resort; 914-475-2400. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida Inc., Second Annual WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk, Miromar Outlets, Estero; 239-334-7007.

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24â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Fourth Annual Pedaling for Pathways Bike Brunch, supported road rides of varying distances, breakfast and lunch, Lowdermilk Park, Naples; naplespathways.org. 25â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Annual Wyndemere Tradition Golf Tournament, benefits Youth Haven, Wyndemere Country Club, Naples; 239687-5153. 30â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Avow Hospice Regatta, sailing, shore party, silent auction and awards, Pelican Isle Yacht Club, Naples; 239-649-3686.

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January 30th 8-10:30 pm Be Inspired ~ A passionate Tango performance — by Pablo & Alicia Repún

Be Adventurous ~ Join our Milongaeveryone who desires — will Tango!

Be Enchanted ~ It’s Free and the setting is beautiful — to learn Tango!

Tango With Us At ~ Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center 585 Park Street (Off 5th Ave S.) Call for reservations ~

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OPERA NAPLES—VERDI’S IL TROVATORE, JAN. 22, 24, PERFORMING ARTS HALL OF GULF COAST HIGH SCHOOL; 800-771-1041

CHARLIE CHIANG’S DAILY | 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM ◆ LUNCH | DAILY 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM DIM SUM | SAT & SUN 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

30—Fourth Annual Run for the Paws Walk/Run, for Humane Society Naples, Naples Municipal Airport; runforthepaws.com.

THEATER/DANCE Art League of Bonita Springs—Ain’t I a Woman!, Jan. 20; Rhythm of Magic, Jan. 27, Promenade, Bonita Springs; 239-495-3999.

Tradition with a twist up to a higher level

Gulfshore Playhouse—On the Scene with Honour, includes a script and ticket to the show, lunch with the actors, rehearsal attendance, Jan. 16; Honour, by Joanna Murray-Smith, Jan. 20-30, Norris Center, Naples; 866-811-4111. Marco Players—Remember Me?, Jan. 13-31, The Marco Players Theater, Marco Island; 239-642-7270.

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Naples Opera Society—bus trip to Lucia di Lammermoor, Jan. 30, Florida Grand Opera, Miami; 239-598-6110.


Naples Players—Almost, Maine, Jan. 13-Feb. 6; Sugden Community Theatre, Naples; 239-263-7990. Norris Center, Naples—Naples City Improv, Jan. 8; 239-213-3058. Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples—Bob Newhart, Jan. 6; Kathy Halenda: Brassy Broads of Broadway, Jan. 15-16; Jason Alexander, Jan. 17; 3 Redneck Tenors, Jan. 17-18; Greg Behrendt, Jan. 18; Miami City Ballet, Jan. 19-20; David Copperfield, Jan. 21; David Noard: My Name is Vincent, Jan. 21; An Evening With Groucho, Jan. 22-23; Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Jan. 25; A Chorus Line, Jan. 26-31; 239-597-1900.

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Salt Cave, a new destination for halotherapy, yoga and other healing practices within a salt cave, celebrated its grand opening. 1. Jennifer Foster, Christina Miller, Herb Golden 2. Lisa and Damade Levetto, David Ayotte, Patricia Seixas 3. Allowah Lowenschuss, Angelica Carson 4. Andrea Abraham, Olga Kali

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MIX MASTERS Sea Salt hosted a series of Guest Bartender events to benefit charities. Bob Harden, Susan McManus and Sharon Kenny poured, with tips and a portion of proceeds benefiting Naples Backyard History. 1. Gary Price, Pam Watson, Sharon Kenny, Burt Hartington 2. Bob Harden, Lili Montes 3. Susan McManus, Brenda Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor, Michele Klinowski 4. Karen Taubert, Lila Astroff 5. Ron Ciesla, Lois Bolin, Karen Ciesla

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4 UPHOLSTERED COUTURE Dresses designed by Jill Taylor were modeled in a fashion show with food and drink by Blue Martini and flowers by Sweet Charity to benefit the von Leibig Art Center. 1. Rachelle Youmans, Joe Waite, Carrolle Dukes 2. Model Sheliah Wall 3. Vicky Savage, Cathy Watt, Carolyn Tieger 4. Marissa Carroll, Marlene Steinberg, Jill Taylor

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hat’s hot right now? In a word, Realism. Whether it be a still life, landscape or painting of the figure, many clients are looking for Realism. Gardner Colby Galleries represents several strong painters in the Realism genre, and plans an exhibition opening on March 11, 2010, called “Reality Check,” which will feature the artwork of painters Edward Minoff, Olga Antonova, Ken Otsuka and Aaron Westerberg. In addition, always popular among the gallery’s art collectors are classic painterly and Impressionistic paintings, notably by Kim English, Lesley Rich, Robert Gruppe and newcomer Timothy Tien. 1

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LIBRARY LIONS The English Group, Michael Charters, and Howard Isaacson of Merrill Lynch sponsored a “Save our Library” event at the Merrill Lynch Mercato office for the Pelican Bay Property Owners Association to support the Vanderbilt Library Branch. 1. Barbara and Bill Klauber 2. Mike Charters, Carol and Bert Habgood 3. Pat Phillips, Bob Sanchesy, Scott Sterrenberg, Diane Sanchesy 4. Adam English, Cam Adams, Mark English

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1 PRESCRIPTIVE A doctor appreciation reception was hosted by the Physician Led Access Network of Collier County (PLAN) at Naples Luxury Imports. PLAN is a coordinated system of volunteer physician care, hospital care, diagnostic services and medication assistance for the low-income, uninsured of Collier County.

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5 SURPRISE Joe Farley surprised his wife, Sara, with a fortieth birthday party at the home of Barb and Jack Quinlan, with catering by Angela’s Fine Cuisine. Guests included friends from Nantucket, Miami and New York, along with Sara’s parents from Michigan. 1. Sara Farley, Claire McMahon 2. Jack Quinlan, Rufino Hernandez 3. Nancy Davenport, Victoria Watts 4. David Braverman, Bill Golden, Mike Wright 5. Barbara Quinlan, Andrea Tretter

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DOCTORS ON STAGE Southwest Florida Steinway Piano Society presented the Fifth Annual Physicians’ Talent Showcase benefiting The Neighborhood Health Clinic and The Scholoarship Fund. 1. Paula Robertson, Judy Cassidy, Jeannie Darnell 2. Joan Talano, Amal Adam 3. Doctors M.G. Rigby, Christy Cugini 4. Sherree Woods, Rob Meads 5. Burt Saunders, Dr. Lillian Love 6. T.J. Sally, Marc and Holly Shapiro 7. On stage JANUARY 2010 173


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The Take Stock children and their mentors gathered to make holiday ornaments to sell to benefit Take Stock in Children on behalf of the Education Foundation. Jewelry designer Amanda Jaron coordinated the event. 1. Nasha Etienne, China Pierrelus, Johanna Desir 2. Jose Navarro, Amanda Jaron 3. Joan Conroy, Joan Hill, Kendra Gleason 4. Lee Rattigan, Duckinson Lene, Patsy Rattigan

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FIRST FLAVORS M Waterfront Grille at Venetian Village celebrated its first anniversary with supporters. 1. Emery, Diane and Peter Sereno Sr. 2. Beverly Cahn, Gina Lucia, Peter Sereno, Susan Rogge, Dan Stathas 3. Christy Carpenter, Peter Sereno, Liana Viamonte, Stephanie Corbin 4. Chris and Jackie Sereno, Chef Brian Roland

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OUT AND ABOUT 1. Miami Dolphin alumni player Lorenzo Hampton, Miami Dolphin mascot and cheerleader, Craig Bamberg, Mollie Page, cheerleader, Dolphin alumni player Troy Drayton at the Fourth Annual Walk for the Way, which raised more than $45,000 toward an annual United Way campaign goal of $2.25 million. 2. Kris Rinkenberger, April Masini, Grace Lawson, Elaine Schnoor (in front) at a cooking class and dinner party hosted at April Masini’s home in Mediterra with Chef Lisa Fidler. 3. Jewelry designer Nini visited Saks Fifth Avenue for a personal appearance. She will return in March. 4. Celebrating SCORE Naples’ twentyfirst birthday are (l to r) Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Chairman Michael Reagen; Chick Heithaus, incoming SCORE Naples chairman; Ekkehard Grampp, outgoing SCORE Naples chairman; and Henry Rambacher, one of the chapter founders. SCORE Naples is an all-volunteer group of advisors to local small businesses and would-be entrepreneurs. 5. The ground-breaking ceremony for Avow Hospice’s new Community Center, funded by donations to Avow’s 20012003 capital campaign; the center will be used for bereavement support meetings, community gatherings, educational sessions, staff meetings and more. Construction is expected to be complete this summer. 6. Pictured from left: Jean Hahm, Pat Barton, Martha Bibby, Nancy White, Vacharee Howard (in front), Jacqueline Buyze (in back), Leslie Cheek, James Price, and Gayle Nelson at a Zonta Club of Naples luncheon to honor Cheek, board member of PACE Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee, with the PACESetter Award.

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GIVING BACK

YOUNG AT HEART BY CHRISTINA WELLS

Anne Welsh McNulty believes in being hands-on when it comes to charitable giving. “I want to know the people running the organization,” she says. “I want to understand not only that their heart is in the right place, but that they are driven, competent, focused on outcomes and best practices, and really doing the best possible job for clients.” McNulty and her family support a wide array of charitable endeavors locally, nationally and globally through the John P. and Anne Welsh McNulty Foundation. She serves as the 2010 grant committee chair for the Naples Children & Education Foundation, the charitable arm of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. She’s currently working on the foundation’s newly launched behavioral health initiative, which seeks to erase the stigma associated with mental illness, extend the continuum of mental health care, and establish more effective links between pediatricians and other providers of physical and psychiatric care. McNulty is involved with the Aspen Institute and its programs for young leaders around the world. Her work with the organization led to creation in 2008 of the John P. McNulty Prize, which honors the memory of her late husband and seeks to recognize and celebrate young leaders and their efforts to address the foremost social, economic and political challenges of our time. The award is juried by an international panel comprised of prominent entrepreneurs, academics, philanthropic leaders and public figures, including Madeleine Albright and Bill Gates Sr. “John was a very charismatic leader,” says McNulty of her spouse, who died suddenly in 2005 and was a senior partner at Goldman Sachs. “He pushed people, especially the young people working with him, to achieve excellence and expand their vision.” The McNultys launched another program in John’s honor, the McNulty Scholars Program, at his alma mater, St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, providing scholarships, mentoring, research and professional development for women in math and science. “John and I were so lucky to be in the financial sector during the long boom era, and we set up our focused fashion,” she says. “I am carrying on the vision we shared.” ◆

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