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SWEET FLAVORS OF CHRISTMAS

CELEBRATING FILMOGRAPHY

SHOP, WRAP, GIFT!

A CLUB SHAPING THE FUTURE


LIFESTYLE LETTER

DECEMBER 2019 PUBLISHER

Rob Hannon | rob.hannon@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Aubrey Sewell | aubrey.sewell@lifestylepubs.com AD DESIGNER

Evan Deuvall

Season's Greetings! WITH SO MUCH TO CELEBRATE THIS TIME OF YEAR, I WOULD LIKE TO

LAYOUT DESIGNER

Dana Rudolph COPY EDITOR

Kate Baxendale

TAKE A MINUTE TO SHARE WITH YOU HOW EXCITED I AM TO BE TAKING

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

OVER AS OWNER AND PUBLISHER OF NAPLES LIFESTYLE! I am ecstatic to

Aubrey Sewell

work with the best of the best in our community, to highlight those who give back in so many ways, and to celebrate the many blessings we all get to experience every day here in paradise! My goal with Naples Lifestyle is simple: to make it the premier

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Joey Waves

magazine in our community for shining a light so bright that it is contagious—and what better time to start than during the most wonderful time of the year? There’s a unique perspective that working in publishing brings. While we certainly don’t want to wish our lives away, we’re always looking toward the future. Whether it’s planning our next issue or developing story ideas for the next year, we’ve often already fast-forwarded to future months before the current month has even begun. The fast-paced lifestyle this industry calls for can often make it difficult to really

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settle down and absorb what’s going on around us and, before we know it, the year

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is over and it’s time to move forward again.

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So this December, we hope you take the time to slow down a little bit. With the

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor

holiday season upon us, we hope you make the time to take it all in. Enjoy your

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

time with family and friends, bask in the magic of the winter season, reflect on past memories you hold closely in your hearts and keep the new ones you create in the present for as long as you can.

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We have all been so blessed this past year; let's celebrate it together! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE DECEMBER 2019

FEATURES 14 From the Editor's Kitchen It’s Not Christmas Without These Goodies!

18 Brown Paper Packages Tied Up with String Favorite Things to Gift This Christmas

24 2019 Naples International Film Festival Artis-Naples Award

28 18

28 Influencing the Future Boys & Girls Club of Naples

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14 DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

8

Good Times

10

Around Town

14

Culinary Creations

28 Giving Back 32 Renovate & Refine 34 City Scene


GOOD TIMES

Charity for Change Gala: 'Enchantment in the Rainforest' This fundraising event was held on Nov, 16 at Quail West Golf & Country Club. This enchanting evening raised support for more than 5,000 Collier County students with character education and community engagement through its after-school, summer school, preschool and in-school programs. CharityForChange.org

RedSnook Fishing Tournament This fundraising event, Nov. 1–3, was held in honor of deceased co-founder Tim Parry. It featured a kick-off party, two full days of fishing and an awards reception, all while raising awareness about the need for clean waterways and the water quality’s influence on Southwest Florida’s ecosystem. Proceeds benefited the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s water quality advocacy and protection efforts.

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AROUND TOWN

JOYFUL & TRIUMPHANT FREE CONCERT The students of the Bower School of Music from FGC invite you to join them at Moorings Presbyterian Church on Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. to enjoy selections by classic and modern composers, as well as many traditional holiday favorites. The Chamber and University Choirs under Dr. Trent Brown’s direction are joined by Dr. Kyle Szabo conducting the Symphony Orchestra. 

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION ON THIRD STREET SOUTH. Christmas in Naples started at the end of November with the lighting of the official beautifully decorated tree. Continue to enjoy festive music, twinkly lights, wonderful red and silver decorations and “snow” falls every Thursday at 7 p.m. in December.  Photography by Joey Waves

HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE AT THE VILLAGE SHOPS Gather for a Village tradition as you watch the twinkling procession of boats making their way through Venetian Bay. Enjoy live entertainment, a “snow” show, face painting, balloon art, holiday carolers, stories with Mrs. Claus and a special appearance by Santa on Dec. 4 from 5:30–8:30 p.m.  

HOLIDAY SPARKLE DINNER On Dec. 5 at 6 p.m., The Club at Olde Cypress is hosting the Sparkle Reception & Sumptuous Hors D’oeuvres followed by a three-course gourmet din-

WINTER SIZZLE SWFL RESTAURANT WEEK DEC 2–15 From Naples to Marco Island and everywhere tasty in between, Sizzle SWFL Restaurant Week

ner. The proceeds help The Zonta  Foundation, which  assists  survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, and fund scholarships to local students. Festive holiday attire! Zonta-Naples.org 

participating restaurants offer three-course prix-

CHRISTMAS WALK AND TREE LIGHTING ON FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH

fixe dinner menus with special upgrades and deals

Don’t miss this Naples event and Christmas

celebrates dining out affordably. More than 50

starting at just $26 or $36. This is a great oppor-

tradition as choral groups, dance and the-

tunity to visit great local restaurants and to raise

ater troupes, bands and more come together to

money for the Sizzle SWFL FGCU Food & Beverage

bring this annual extravaganza to the Avenue on

Scholarship. SWFLRestaurantWeek.com

Dec. 6 from 5–8 p.m. Join Mayor Bill Barnett and ABC 7 Anchor Krista Fogelsong as they light the tree and kicks off the holidays. 

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and 7 p.m. Toss “snowballs;” decorate ornaments, toys and cookies; enjoy seasonal refreshments; and take family photos in the Christmas Village. In addition, there will be a Live Nativity, orchestra, choir, biblical-time period drama and  the unique vocal styling of Daniel Crews. FBCN.org

BOUTIQUE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE Join us Monday, Dec. 9, at The Bevy from 5:30– 8:30 p.m. to sip on your favorite refreshing drink while shopping your favorite boutiques and meeting other like-minded women.  This event is free to attend, so bring your friends and see what all the buzz is about. Free  swag bags for  all who RSVP! SipShopSocialize.com 

THE RITZ-CARLTON CHRISTMAS Bring your children, grandchildren or any special littles in your life to see a life-sized gingerbread house and to attend a special Teddy Bear Tea (hot chocolate) with sweet treats, storytelling and a visit from Santa Dec 8–23 at The Ritz. RitzCarlton.com 

TUBA CHRISTMAS CONCERT The holidays come to life as more than 70 musicians (ranging in age from 11 to 80) ring in the season on tubas, euphoniums and more at this annual event on Dec. 14 from 6:30–7:30 p.m. Bring a chair and your best singing voice, and head to the Sugden Plaza for an unforgettable performance. 

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LA PLAYA BEACH & GOLF RESORT CHRISTMAS Get into the holiday spirit with Christmas stocking decorating, meeting Santa in a Cabana, holiday storytime and “Spot the Elf on the Shelf” with your

Enjoy a Christmas experience where every-

family. Reservations can also be made at BALEEN

one has the opportunity to participate and interact

restaurant for a special four-course prix fixe menu

in an old-town festival-type setting at First Baptist

on Christmas Eve and a buffet feast on Christmas

Church Naples, Dec.11–13 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 4

Day.  LaPlayaResort.com

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CULINARY CREATIONS

FROM THE EDITOR’S KITCHEN IT’S NOT CHRISTMAS WITHOUT THESE GOODIES!

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ARTICLE AUBREY SEWELL

ENGLISH TOFFEE

MINT OREO TRUFFLES

CHRISTMAS SANDWICH CREMES

INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS

+ 3 sticks butter

+ 1 15.25-ounce package

(HARD CRACK)

+ 1 2/3 cups sugar

Mint Crème Oreos

+ 2 tablespoons brown sugar

+ 8 ounces cream cheese

+ 4 tablespoons light Karo syrup

+ 2 cups chocolate chips

+ 1/4 cup water + 6 Hershey bars Crush

+ Candy thermometer

first

medium-high,

5

+ 2 cups flour Filling: + 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

fine

crumbs

+ 2 teaspoons vanilla + Green and red food coloring

blend until smooth. Roll mixture into

ingredients

stirring

into

with blender. Add cream cheese and

METHOD Cook

Oreos

+ 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

+ 1/2 cup real butter, softened

METHOD

+ Crushed pecans (optional)

+ 1 cup real butter, (no substitutes) softened

on

frequently

until a hard crack is reached (300 F). Immediately remove from heat, pour onto  baking sheet and cool for 2 minutes.  Place Hershey bars on top; when melted, spread over surface. Sprinkle with crushed pecans if desired.  Refrigerate  until cold. Then hold cookie sheet 6-8 inches above countertop and drop to break into pieces; repeat as needed. Refrigerate.

small balls; place on cookie sheet and freeze until solid, 30 minutes to 1 hour. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until smooth. Dip the balls into chocolate, covering  completely and tapping to get excess off. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper to dry. Refrigerate.

METHOD Combine cookie ingredients and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle. Divide into thirds and  let 1 portion stand at room temperature for 15 minutes; keep remaining dough refrigerated until ready to roll out. On floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with 1 1/2-inch circular cookie cutter. Coat with sugar. Place on  ungreased cookie sheet;  prick with fork. Bake for 7–9 minutes (or until set) at 375 F. Cool completely. Cream butter and sugar; add vanilla; divide and  tint with food coloring. Ice half the cookies with 1 teaspoon icing, cooked side down and top with remaining cookies. December 2019 | Naples Lifestyle

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B R O W N P A P E R P A C K A G E S T I E D U P W I T H S T R I N G FAVORITE THINGS TO GIFT THIS CHRISTMAS

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN: TO SHOP, TO WRAP, TO GIVE! Whether you are shopping online from the comforts of your home or you are braving the crowds and heading out to the store, finding the perfect present for any of your perfect people is challenging. From the tough guy to the girly girl, the sweet baby to the spunky boy, and even the precious furry friend that shadows you, here is a compilation of gift ideas that will either be exactly what you’ve been hoping to find or will inspire you in the right direction. Happy gifting!

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G I F T S

F O R

New York Times Custom Football Book, UncommonGoods.com, $78 BottleLoft Magnetic Strips, UncommonGoods.com, $30 Morse Code Bracelet, Etsy.com, $31.50 Cut in Half: The Hidden World Inside Everyday Objects, Amazon.com, $20.73 Upcycled Record Coasters, UncommonGoods.com, $18 Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey Coffee, WorldMarket.com, $18.99 Apple Watch Series 4, Apple.com, $429 Hot Sauce Subscription, Food52.com, $120

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G I F T S

Wine Soaps, UncommonGoods.com, $28 First Class Tech Case, OneKingsLane.com, $495 Gold Geometric Jewelry Box, ShopBop.com, $20 Bamboo Bath Caddy Tray, UrbanOutfitters.com, $49 Reva Bangle Watch Set, Bloomingdales.com, $195 Floral Diffuser, PaperSource.com, $29.95 Lively Floral Folders, PaperSource.com, $14.95 Handwriting Bracelet, Etsy.com, $28 Levenger 5-Year Journal, Amazon.com, $55

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F O R


G I F T S

F O R

Kids Popular Playthings Playstix, Amazon.com, $19.38 Good Housekeeping Kids Cook!, Amazon.com, $19.95 Erector by Meccano Meccanoid XL 2.0, Amazon.com, $132.61 Moonlite Gift Pack, Amazon.com, $39.99 Educational Insights Artie 3000 The Coding Robot, Amazon.com, $62.99 Melissa & Doug Turtle Ball Pit, Amazon.com, $79.99 Teddy Ruxpin, Amazon.com, $111.59 Fisher-Price Think and Learn Smart Cycle, Amazon.com, $99.78 Dreamworks Dragons Hatching Toothless Interactive Baby Dragon, Amazon.com, $59.68 Relay Kids Screenless Smartphone (Walkie Talking & GPS Tracker) Target.com, $49.99 Boon Glo Nightlight, Amazon.com, $69.99 Mattel Lil’ Gleemerz Doll, Amazon.com, $19.99 CONTINUED >

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G I F T S

F O R

Pet Parade Reversible Pet Hammock, Chewy.com, $24.99 Harlee Pet Carrier, Shop.Nordstrom.com, $34.99 Puppy Love Dog Collar with Friendship Bracelet, Chewy.com, $35 Slow Treater, Amazon.com, $10.75 Starbarks Dog Name Toy, Etsy.com, $11.86 Paw Butter, Amazon.com, $6.98] Laptop Cat Scratching Pad, UncommonGoods.com, $35 Personalized Dog/Cat Blueprint, UncommonGoods.com, $199 The Furbo “Treat Tossing” Pet Camera, Amazon.com, $199

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2019 NAPLES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ARTIS—NAPLES AWARD

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“WE CELEBRATE THAT FILM IS A TRULY MULTIDISCIPLINARY ART FORM, AND THE FILMS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS, LIVE PERFORMANCES

AND

EDUCATION

PROGRAMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FESTIVAL PROVIDE OUR COMMUNITY WITH A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE THE ART OF FILM.” says David Filner, Artis—Naples executive vice president, artistic operations. The popular Naples International Film Festival launched into its second decade with the 11th annual event Oct. 24–27 at Hayes Hall.  It opened with Van Maximilian Carlson’s festival favorite, Princess of the Row, which has won a number of awards on the film festival circuit and closed with a special presentation of Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark featuring a live performance of John Williams’ classic score by the Naples Philharmonic, conducted by Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly. In addition, the renowned actor Joe Pantoliano was honored with the 2019 Naples International Film Festival Artis—Naples Award.  Recently named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World 2019, NIFF presented 54 films (16

Mr. Jimmy

narratives, nine documentaries, 29 shorts) Top End Wedding

representing 20 countries. The premiere list included one world pre-

Standing Up, Falling Down

miere, three films making their North American premieres, four East Coast premieres and 28 Florida premieres. In addition to the films, more than 24 filmmakers attended post-screening Q&A conversations and panel discussions during the festival.  $25,000 in cash prizes was awarded to filmmakers in a variety of categories: $7,500 each for the two juried competitions (Best Narrative Feature and Best Documentary Feature), $2,000 each CONTINUED >

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2019 NAPLES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

for the Audience Award winners in the Best Narrative Feature and Best Documentary Feature categories and $1,000 for the Audience Award winner in the Best Short Film category. A new award was added this year, the Focus on the Arts Award, and was accompanied by a $5,000 cash prize. The Focus on the Arts Award was created to recognize a narrative or documentary film that emphasized one or more of the visual and performing arts. “We are proud to have made a significant investment in celebrating the art of film and are thrilled with the growth of the film festival over the past three years. The development of the Naples International Film Festival reflects the commitment to quality and variety that is at the heart of the Artis—Naples mission,” says Kathleen van Bergen, Artis— Naples CEO and president. The recipient of this year’s Artis—Naples Award, which is presented to a filmmaker, actor or artist who exemplifies the multidisciplinary approach to the arts, was the incomparable Joe Pantoliano. NIFF showcased one of his latest films, Sean Cisterna’s From the Vine, in which he plays a CEO who retreats to his family’s hometown in Italy in an effort to deal with a moral dilemma and Princess of the Row

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(1996). Pantoliano’s place in cinema was forever cemented by his roles in two modern-day classics: Matrix (1999) and Memento (2000). The prolific Pantoliano currently has five more films in various stages of post-production. The Naples International Film Festival’s Narrative competition sections included  Leon Chambers’ Above the Clouds, an Audience Award winner at the Austin Film Festival about a headstrong teenage girl’s car trip to Scotland with a dubious driver’s license in order to find her “real” father; Amber McGinnis’ International Falls, about a woman stuck in a small, snowbound border town with a dream of being a comedian who meets a burned-out tour-

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ing comic who would rather do anything else; R.J. Daniel Hanna’s Miss Virginia, which follows the journey of a single mother who reacts to her son’s struggles on the rough streets of Washington, D.C. by launching a movement to change the education system; and Hilary Brougher’s South Mountain, which stars Talia Balsam as a woman dealing with the personal crisis of her future turned on its head when her husband tells her he is leaving her, just as her kids also leave for the summer. NIFF’s Documentary Competition included  Jenifer McShane’s Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops, which follows two Texas police officers with the San Antonio Police Department who are diverting people away from jail and into mental health treatment, one 911 call at a time; Peter Michael Dowd’s Mr. Jimmy, which looks at the moment where a lifelong dream meets reality when a Japanese kimono salesman and die-hard Led Zeppelin fan comes face-to-face with his rockstar hero, Jimmy Page; Jennifer Trainer’s Museum Town, which looks at the origins of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; and Bill Gallagher’s Runner, which follows Guor Mading Maker, a long-distance runner  who, against difficult odds, ran for South Sudan in the 2012 Olympics. “From tearjerkers and thoughtful dramas  to sincerely

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influencing the future BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF NAPLES 28

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IN

1860, THREE WOMEN IN HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT—MARY GOODWIN, ALICE

UPCOMING EVENTS

GOODWIN AND ELIZABETH HAMMERSLEY—BELIEVED THE BOYS ROAMING

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GEROUS ONE THEY WERE ALREADY IMMERSED IN. Out of this belief, the first

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Good Will Club was formed, with character development as its cornerstone. The focus

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of the club was capturing boys’ interests, improving their behavior and increasing their personal expectations and goals. Forty-six years later, several boys clubs joined forces, and the Federated Boys

Feb. 25 Youth of the Year Celebration

Clubs in Boston was formed with 53 member organizations. This was the official start

Celebration, Reception &

of a nationwide movement and the national organization known as the Boys Club

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Federation of America, which changed its name to Boys Clubs of America in 1931. In 1990, the organization wanted to recognize the fact that girls were also a very strong

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part of the cause, and the name changed to Boys & Girls Clubs of America as a reflec-

2020 Paragon Awards

tion of this acknowledgment. The organization celebrated 100 years of providing hope

Luncheon at Grey Oaks Country Club

and opportunity to young people across the country in 2006. The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County has been a pillar of the community for over the past two decades. In carrying out its mission, the club offers a safe place for young people to learn, grow and develop ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals who support the educational, emotional, physical and social development of our youth and provide them with the resources needed to become successful adults. The life-enhancing programs and character development experiences provide hope and opportunity that “assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors” (part of the B&G Club Vision Statement) so they can reach their full potential. More than 3,000 children and teens, ages 6 to 18, are served by the Clubs in Naples and Immokalee. Through  partnerships with the Naples Children and Education Foundation and Florida’s 21st Century, Boys & Girls Club of Collier County is able to provide a safe, positive, enriching environment during the most critical time of the day: out-of-school time. Ninety-six percent of members receive free or reduced lunch, 55% of members come from homes where English is not the main spoken language, and 100% of members receive partial or full scholarships to attend the clubs.

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(CON TI N U ED)

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County has a relentless pursuit to do whatever it takes to build great futures. With programs such as sports, fitness and recreation;  health and life skills;  character and leadership development;  arts;  education and career development; and the  newest culinary program, The Blue CanTEEN; members’ receive exposure to experiences and opportunities that solidly prepare them for what they may encounter later on in life.   To attest to the  impact on

“The club [also] taught me how to be a leader. When I first joined, I was a very shy kid. My mentors saw leadership qualities in me and began to present me with opportunities that developed those skills. Being the president of the Torch Club and Keystone Club gave me the confidence I needed to pursue similar roles in my adulthood.” –MARYAH, 2014 NATIONAL YOUTH OF THE YEAR

these young men and women, in the 60 schools served throughout Collier County, 100% of at-risk high school-

learn about the club is to visit and see how the staff does

“I didn’t have a lot of opportunities until I joined the Boys & Girls Club, and that changed my outlook on life. I want to use my leadership qualities to tell all kids to make good decisions and to not bully others.”

whatever it takes to build great futures. Tours of the facility

–CALVIN

aged club members graduated high school last year. There are many ways to get involved with this organization to make even more positive differences in the lives of the young people in your own community. The best way to

are offered to community members who are interested in learning more about how they can support the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. There are also numerous volunteer opportunities for those who want to take a hands-on approach. The club strongly believes in the value that volunteers add to the well-being and development of its members. As little as one or two hours per week as a volunteer can positively impact a child’s life. There are one-time, done-in-a-day opportunities, as well as ongoing positions where volunteers can serve as tutors or mentors, getting to know these young people, building relationships with them, and investing in their lives.  In addition, individuals and businesses can financially support the Boys & Girls Club with individual donations, purchasing tickets to events, or becoming an event sponsor. Any and all of these ways help keep kids and their futures a Number 1 priority. 30

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“Programs like SMART Girls and Healthy Habits nurtured my desire to become a nurse and helped me understand that I have the power to make a positive difference in the lives of others and how they feel about their bodies. I was inspired by my time in the club to become an advocate for mental illness and substance abuse and an educator for clean eating and adequate exercise.” –RAYLIYAH, 2016-17 SOUTHEAST YOUTH OF THE YEAR


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RENOVATE & REFINE

Classic Christmas Charm TIMELESS HOLIDAY DECORATING TIPS

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Pops of Red

+ A few touches of red can transform any space into a holiday masterpiece or jazz up a cozy spot for Christmas.

Consistent Color Scheme

+ Carrying a theme or color palette of decor throughout the house and adjacent rooms amps up class and elegance.

Incorporate Metallic Hues

+ Silver or gold metallic accents are upscale ways to add glitz and glam in lieu of glitter or sequins.

Seasonal Scents

+ Allowing candles, plug-ins and potpourri with cinnamon, candy cane and pine fragrances to fill your space is sure to create a warm, cozy holiday atmosphere.

Charming Collections

+ Group together family heirlooms or inherited seasonal items to honor family tradition and remember holidays of times past.

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I WANT TO... A NEW YEAR TO TRY NEW THINGS

Be Healthy

Be Artsy

Be Intelligent

Health trends and lifestyles are such

Did you know the right side of your

Intelligence is the ability to think, to

a part of our culture, it's normal when

brain houses creativity and artistry? If

learn from experiences, to solve problems,

a new way of eating or a new piece of

you are already right-brained, this prob-

and to adapt to new situations. It impacts

exercise equipment promises to make

ably isn’t news as you instinctively craft,

behavior. It’s an indicator of success.  It’s

us look and feel the way we so strongly

create and design. For left-brained peo-

even considered quite attractive. One way

desire. One thing none of those can get

ple, such things don’t come as naturally.

to keep your mind sharp and operating

rid of is stress—work, family life, everyday

A new year is an excellent time to rest

to its greatest potential is to challenge it

chores, pets, parenting, marriage, holiday

your logical side and activate your inner

in this tech world where everything is at

planning, the list goes on. Stress nega-

artist. So, left-brainers, grab one of your

our fingertips before we even think about

tively affects everyone, and while there

already artistically gifted friends so you

it. Seize opportunities to stimulate your

are a variety of ways to decompress, yoga

don’t feel completely out of your element,

brain as it's your control center!

relaxes both the mind and body, knock-

or right-brainers, drag along one of your

ing out stress and improving physicality. 

pals who needs to be a bit more creative, and dig into your artsy sides!

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REALTY REPORT NEIGHBORHOOD

NAPLES

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Livingston Woods

$895,000

$877,000

98%

60

3

3.5

Moorings

$1,549,000

$1,510,000

97%

12

2

3

Park Shore

$2,100,000

$2,050,000

98%

6

2

3

Oakes Estates

$1,249,900

$1,100,000

88%

40

4

3.5

Old Cypress

$1,599,000

$1,500,000

94%

9

4

4.5

Park Shore

$2,699,000

$2,600,000

96%

45

4

4.5

Carolands

$1,899,000

$1,850,000

97%

1

4

4.5

$975,000

$910,000

93%

10

4

4.5

Park Shore

$3,200,000

$3,050,000

95%

48

2

3

Olde Naples

$2,795,000

$2,687,000

96%

27

3

3.5

$997,000

$940,000

94%

69

4

3.5

Mediterra

$1,600,000

$1,500,000

94%

50

3

3.5

Royal Harbor

$3,850,000

$3,600,000

94%

30

4

3.5

Golden Gate Estates

$1,250,000

$1,200,000

96%

48

4

4

$724,900

$700,000

97%

18

4

3

Mediterra

$1,799,000

$1,650,000

92%

52

4

4.5

Talis Park

$1,199,999

$1,150,000

96%

26

3

3.5

Pine Ridge

$1,525,000

$1,434,000

94%

8

3

4.5

The Dunes

$1,150,000

$1,155,000

100%

42

3

3

Port Royal

$5,900,000

$5,900,000

100%

37

5

6.5

Logan Woods

Weber Woods

Naples Park

This data is a sampling of sold properties since March, 2019. Source: Southwest Florida MLS. To Receive Addresses; Text NaplesRealtyReport to: 239-360-5527

WHAT IS SELLING IN NAPLES? “Your Real Estate Concierge” Barry Hoey PA, Realtor® CIPS, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, SRES

Full-Time Real Estate Broker Associate with the Hoey Team 239-360-5527 | Barry@SWFLLuxury.com www.SWFLLuxuryCollection.com

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