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ON THE COVER This beautiful cover street scene of 5th Avenue South, by artist Emily James, owner of The Emily James Gallery was half completed when the alert went out to evacuate for Hurricane Irma. Except for a little missing foliage, James was quite relieved to find the same scene upon her return. In fact, it was 6 months before she could bring herself to complete the painting and celebrate the fact that the Avenue remained as charming as ever. The Emily James Galley is located at 750 Fifth Avenue South, Naples.
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Welcome to Naples’ sophisticated and timeless 5th Avenue South. Stretching from 9th Street North to Southwest Florida’s famed sugar sand beaches in Old Naples, “main street” is one of the city’s most popular destinations. Home to thriving businesses, picturesque parks, in-demand restaurants, charming pubs, and infinite entertainment opportunities, 5th Avenue South is a place where families, entrepreneurs, art enthusiasts, entertainment lovers, and shoppers meet for a day, a month, or even year-round. Many of the business owners who share this exclusive address are locals and take pride in offering a level of service and merchandise that is unparalleled. Shoppers can find everything from handmade jewelry and clothing to exquisite home decor, world-class art, and more. The restaurants on 5th Avenue South are energetic and brimming, offering delicacies such as authentic Italian Bolognese sauce, fresh Florida seafood, locally sourced vegetables and meats, and even a fresh bowl of New England clam chowder. And, if you are craving sweets, 5th Avenue South is home to a large selection of ice cream and dessert shops with a flavor for everyone. So, stop by and discover an outdoor cafe, pub, fine dining establishment, or ice cream parlor—all of which help make 5th Avenue South a true culinary experience. And if it’s fun you are after, look no further. Home to the area’s leading entertainment outlets including The Sugden Community Theatre featuring The Naples Players, the Naples Art Association, Gulfshore Playhouse and the Avenue’s ever-popular Evening on 5th events, something is always brewing! Devour a delectable meal, shop for the perfect gift, experience an extraordinary show, and come back soon to do it all over again. /5thAveSo
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Skip Quillen has been serving fine fare to the Naples community for over 20 years—with a little help from his friends.
Clockwise from left: Chris Metzler, Kendra Rizzi, Skip Quillen, Jennifer Chin, Jason Mattozzi, Jan Kerrigan, Adrienne Mattozzi, Chris Principato
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If you dine out during your visit to Naples, chances are you’ll spend time in one of Skip Quillen’s restaurants. The chef, trained at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, owns five area establishments that range from casual to formal. Under the umbrellas of Culinary Concepts and NRG, the 60-year-old has developed Pazzo! Cucina Italiana,Yabba Island Grill and Chops City Grill on Naples’ 5th Avenue South, plus The Saloon, in Estero, and a second Chops in nearby Bonita Springs. Other than the Chops duo, each of Quillen’s restaurants has its own decor, menu, and style. They share an emphasis on value, including the more upscale concepts. For example, the Chops steakhouse charges a reasonable price for simple add-ons like baked potatoes, and Yabba offers bottles of wine at an especially low markup, which is a bonus to diners.
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Sumptuous vegetarian lasagna and seafood tower at Yabba Island Grill; Pazzo!’s End of the Rainbow cocktail; the patio at Yabba Island Grill.
Quillen grew up in southern New Jersey and credits the classic chef story to his career. “I had a job at the Jersey Shore washing dishes. The line cooked walked off, so I jumped in to help and found that I liked it,” explains Quillen. A sage colleague urged him to attend culinary school, and in 1978 the young cook began his formal education. After graduation he worked in kitchens around the country, “but I always loved Naples and wanted to come back,” he says. “I still think it’s the nicest place in the world.” Quillen began Culinary Concepts in 1995 with Pazzo! He was in his late 30s, 5th Avenue South had just been revitalized, and along with then-partner Tom Gilbertson, picked Italian cuisine because they felt it was the right cuisine for the area. Pazzo! remains a popular choice among Naples’ foodies, keeping current with its decor and menu while gearing up to undergo a $750,000 face-lift. The signature pastas and fare will soon be served in a more contemporary atmosphere with wood floors and beamed ceilings. Quillen’s newest restaurant, The Saloon, located in Estero, opened a year
ago, and as the name suggests, this restaurant has a casual vibe, with a moderately priced menu featuring wood-smoked steaks and burgers. Surely the Culinary Concepts/NRG repertoire will continue to evolve, with compadres Jennifer Chin, Jan Kerrigan, and Kendra Rizzi, plus Corporate Executive Chefs Jason Mattozzi and Chris Metzler, riding side saddle. “We’re a team of people who have been working together for 23 years,” Quillen adds. So committed is he to sharing the limelight that he insists his co-workers appear in all photographs with him.“As a leader, I have to set the vision and goals, but I wouldn’t be able to get half this stuff done without the right people with me. We try to do things that we love and never stop swinging with both hands.” 5TH AVENUE SOUTH 19
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5th Avenue South, the crown jewel of Naples’ shopping and social life, is filled with many special finds tucked away on this fabled lane. BY LISA HARTMAN
Keep your eyes open and your sense of adventure keen, since some of Naples 5th Avenue South’s rarest gems are located on quaint side streets and narrow paths resplendent with perfumed foliage that will transport you to the European namesake of this spellbinding town. Stroll down 5th, and feel part of the Avenue cognoscenti as you uncover these hidden treasures.
One of a kind gifts at Arabesque; Joseph Wendt of Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers; healthy juices from the Delicious Raw Juice Bar; whimisical wonders at Giggle Moon
Start your adventure at The Café, known for its fabulous breakfasts and super friendly service which guarantees to fortify the senses for a day full of exploration. If shopping is a favorite pastime, the Avenue has an endless array of shops for every taste. Find unique and beautiful gifts, gorgeous stationery and invitations at chic and whimsical Arabesque. For the fashionable man, Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers is a must visit. Joseph creates the perfect bespoke wardrobe with expert tailoring, showcasing just how fabulous a custom clothier experience can be. Children share the spotlight on 5th Avenue South, as evidenced by the adorable shop Giggle Moon with its amazing selection of children’s toys and clothing that’s not to be missed. This little gem of a store makes pintsized shoppers feel extra special and puts a smile on everyone’s face.
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Feeling a bit sluggish after discovering all these incredible shops, restaurants, and galleries? Revitalize with a nutritional power juice or fresh smoothie at the Delicious Raw Juice Bar. Or grab a cappuccino and bites at 5th Avenue Coffee Company & 6th Street Diner, which offers a tasty mocha latte and a great patio to enjoy it on. Fancy some afternoon tea? For a pleasant and proper afternoon with the ladies, don’t miss the incredibly quaint Brambles English Tea Room located down one of the most charming side streets in Naples, known as the Rue de Fleur, reminiscent of an English garden with its lion water fountain and lush window boxes bursting with bright blooms. Enjoy a traditional high tea experience while nibbling on their famous tea sandwiches. Be certain not to miss the gift shop, full of unique goodies,
Brambles English Tea Room and Gift Shop; Kathleen McGowan owner of The Spice and Tea Exchange, Salons by JC; 5th Avenue Coffee Company & 6th Street Diner.
guaranteed to enchant any Anglophile. For the avid tea connoisseur, The Spice and Tea Exchange has every imaginable spice and tea available, ready to help you concoct your own distinctive blend. For a more hearty appetite, stop at Dolce & Salato, part deli and part café. At this authentic Italian eatery, pick up a yummy panini or pizza for the beach, an espresso to satisfy that late afternoon slump, or just luxuriate on the patio with a glass of wine. Whether getting ready to be seen in town or need a little pampering after exploring the Avenue, Salons by JC is a full-service salon offering massages, manicures, pedicures, and the finest hair and makeup specialists. Revive and refresh with a new look and gear up to experience 5th Avenue South’s exciting and resplendent nightlife. 5TH AVENUE SOUTH 27
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Tuna at the Chops City Grill
Whether you are seeking an elegant night on the town or a more festive atmosphere, 5th Avenue South is sure to exceed your date night expectations. BY LISA HARTMAN
A Classic Evening
Elegant dining at Ocean Prime
If you are looking to impress your date, Ocean Prime offers a sophisticated dining experience from start to finish. The knowledgeable and attentive staff will guide you through the menu of show-stopping favorites. Start with the lobster bisque or wedge salad followed by entree choices, the best of both land and sea. Ocean Prime is a true supper club
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delicious meal, walk it off down the Avenue listening to street musicians playing on your way to The Naples Players for a night of theater at this thriving community playhouse. Make your last act a nightcap just a few feet from the beach at the elegant and exclusive Sails Restaurant—a perfect ending to a perfect date.
experience with an upscale, classy-yet-social vibe. For a traditional high-end steak house with a clubby feel, prepare to be wowed at Chops City Grill. Pre-dinner, grab a bourbon and delicacies from the raw bar. Once seated, choose a bottle of wine from their expansive 300-bottle wine list and peruse a menu that includes dry aged porterhouse, Chicago cut rib eye, or cedar planked salmon, to name a few. Nothing spells romance more than a night in Paris, and on 5th you’ll feel as if you have traveled to Europe, sans jet lag. Stroll to the end of the Avenue and start your night at The French. Enjoy an unforgettable alfresco dining experience while people-watching on the expansive patio. Oysters, escargot, moules frites, and onion soup, as well as the quintessential French bistro furnishings make this a favorite date-night destination. If you’re craving culture over rock and roll, have an early supper followed by a night at the theater. Alberto’s on Fifth serves up traditional Italian fare and has a great early bird special perfect for pre-theater dining: two courses and a glass of wine for $24. After that
Croque Madame at The French; Sails Restaurant
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ambiance all its own to guarantee a festive and lively rendezvous. Head south toward Cambier Park and discover the Avenue’s only sports bar, Shea’s at Lansdowne Street. Forget happy hour, this Boston style neighborhood pub has “happy day,” with drink and food specials 11a.m. to 7p.m. Burgers, flatbreads, sandwiches, and more are part of the vast menu, but it’s the homemade chili and hearty clam chowder that will make a regular out of you. Want more choices? The exquisite menu at Vergina offers Mediterranean and standard fare, romantic decor, incredible lunch and happy hour specials and a lively and dynamic bar area with entertainment nightly—which means you can extend your date into the late hours without breaking the bank. For a taste of Italy, enjoy authentic Italian cuisine that evokes memories of Nonnie’s kitchen at Molto Trattoria. A relaxed and homey atmosphere defers to the food, which gets top billing here. Homemade pasta and pizza are the main attractions, while SAMANTHA BLOOM
The warm and inviting atmosphere at Bar Tulia, Shea’s at Lansdowne Street, Vergina’s impressive patio.
With a myriad of fun spots for all ages, Naples’ millennials and those young at heart have plenty of options to turn up the heat. Start the date with a-rockin’ happy hour at Bar Tulia, a local favorite with an impressive array of craft cocktails and award winning cuisine presented in a gastropub setting. Inspired by European haunts where friends gather over small plates of appetizers, glasses of wine and interesting cocktails (a la Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway), Bar Tulia has a unique
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the fresh seafood, chicken or veal will satiate a heartier appetite. As the date winds down, why not suggest a little sugar? There’s always room for something sweet, and Kilwin’s is a dessert lover’s nirvana. The decadent fudge, ice cream, and chocolate confections provoke an involuntary yum with every bite. To cap off a flawless evening, go for a romantic, moonlit stroll down the Avenue and don’t stop until you feel the sand between your toes. Don’t want the night to end? It doesn’t have to. Book a luxurious room at the Inn on Fifth. The Inn’s rooms range from generous standards to the sumptuous Presidential Suite, and the 24-hour concierge is available to cater to every whim. Before checking out, make sure to pamper yourselves with a massage and time lounging by the pool, contemplating when to have that second date.
Molto Trattoria’s Tagliolini Pescatora, a suite at the Inn on Fifth.
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Gallery Hop Find artwork from breezy watercolors to bronze elephants in these 5th Avenue South galleries. BY RONA GINDIN
You can’t just window-shop along 5th Avenue South. Since the Avenue’s galleries display such diverse collectibles, curiosity will lure you in to get a closer look. New or classic, contemporary or conservative, offbeat or antique, a gallery hop along the Avenue has a style to satisfy the pickiest art connoisseur.
Abstract oil painted on etched stainless, Lisa Schuster (left); Polished glass menorah sculpture, Faye Miller (above) at Gallery One
Gallery One After a quarter century on 5th Avenue South, Gallery One has become a one-stop shop for art and gifts. Works of more than 250 artists are on display at any one time, says owner Marylou Chronister, and the wares span many art forms. Art glass is particularly well represented. Look for the flowing translucent sculptures of Infinity Glass; Tim Cotterill’s Frogman amphibian bronzes; Freida Rothman’s travel jewelry; Lisa Schuster’s oil-painted aluminum; and Faye Miller’s Judaica items such as glass menorahs, marketed under the brand Shardz.
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“If you need to buy a gift, you’ll find something here,” Chronister says, “whether your budget is $50 or $20,000.” galleryonenaples.com Emily James Gallery At the Emily James Gallery, you’ll have an authentic Florida experience. The namesake artist is a Florida native and 25-year resident of Naples. During your visit, she’ll likely be sitting in front of an easel smack in the middle of the gallery, painting with oils, acrylics, or watercolors. If James happens to be out, you’ll still feel her vibe. The walls are covered with original art and prints of her landscapes, seascapes, and abstracts. Emily James Gallery is tucked into a courtyard across from the Sugden Theatre, yet locals and visitors have managed to seek out and discover the gallery since it opened five years ago; many do so specifically to commission work for their residences. “I go to their homes, see the sizes and colors they need, then match a new piece of artwork to their decor,” says James. emilyjamesart.com
The Vista, Emily James Clowning around with a bronze sculpture from The Englishman Fine Art Gallery
The Englishman Fine Art Mix old and new, global and local, and you’ll start to grasp the crux of The Englishman, owned by Brit Tom McCarthy. The main entrance is flagged by bronze sculptures flanking the front door, while a sculpture garden resides in the back. The Englishman has long specialized in art, furniture, and accessories from centuries past, and still stocks the types of treasures first introduced in 1985. Much is displayed as it would have been generations ago, in traditional salon style: together with unrelated art on a wall covered top to bottom with artwork. “Until the 1930s or ‘40s, literally every space on the wall was used to show artwork, with the bette-known artists’ pieces higher 5TH AVENUE SOUTH 33
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up,” says gallery manager Amber Jones. Contemporary art joined the lineup a few years ago, and often these pieces are displayed solo. Popular among the living artist offerings are Plein Air scenes of Florida and Maine by local painter Mary Erickson. The gallery also commissions industrial art from a South Florida specialist who transforms artifacts such as airplane parts and propellers into sculptures. From December through the spring, The Englishman hosts monthly artist receptions. Usually, the artist mingles with participants as all enjoy wine and appetizers. One recent reception featured a collection of Belgian Impressionist paintings. An expert from Los Angeles shared his knowledge with the crowd, capping off a uniquely stimulating evening for all. theenglishmanusa.com Native Visions Even with a beach at the end of the road, Naples’ tailored storefronts say urban flair more than they do wildlife. To get a fix of nature’s bounty, step into Native Visions, an ode to African art. Walking through the gallery’s 2,200 square feet, you’ll find modern and traditional paintings, sculptures, bronzes and glass art, each piece honoring animals, landscapes or seascapes. Owners Ross and Kirsten Parker began Native Visions in Boca Raton in 1987, and have since relocated to Naples and Jupiter. Both shops feature a roster of renowned artists whose nature and environmental art
Call of Africa’s Native Visions Gallery
has been featured in museums and books. Raised as a farm kid in the Zimbabwe bush, Parker has encouraged his gallery artists to create not from a distance, but from direct observation. For instance, using hammer and chisel, Zimbabwe native Mopho Gande—known as the Michelangelo of native African sculptors—carves animals from Leadwood, using petrified trees found in the bush. Another favorite of Native Visions, acclaimed artist John Seerey-Lester, prefers to paint from real life experiences. His travels to diverse locations on the African continent has helped him capture the mystical narrative of the land. Parker explains, “I wanted to run a gallery that would bring the plight of Africa to the attention of the world, and I am very blessed to have been given the opportunity.” nativevisions.com
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STREET FAIRS AND FESTIVALS: Fall CityFEST 2018 Ten days of festivals and fun throughout downtown Naples. October 21–31, 2018, 239.213.7120, naplesgov.com Fine Arts & Craft Show Naples Artcrafters is an association of artists and craft artisans that sponsors a juried show in Cambier Park. October 2018 to April 2019, second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., naplesartcrafters.com Art in the Park A Naples tradition since 1957, the juried art show takes place on Park Street. November 2018 to April 2019, first Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 239.262.6517, naplesart.org Cambier Park Concert Series For a complete schedule of music events: 239.213.3058, naplesgov.com Martha Stewart Wine & Food Experience presented by
USA Today. An afternoon of fine wine, craft beer, entertainment, and extraordinary food held at Cambier Park, featuring Scott Conant. October 27, 2018 1p.m. to 4 p.m., 239.692.8436, fifthavenuesouth.com Evenings on 5th An array of live musical performances up and down the sidewalks of 5th Avenue, plus dining, shopping, and more. Second Thursday of every month, 239.692.8436, fifthavenuesouth.com Naples New Year’s Art Show (hosted by the Naples Art Association) More than 250 artists gather from all across the country to display their work along the Avenue. January 5–6, 2019, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 239.262.6517, naplesart.org Ferrari Club of Naples Annual Cars on 5th Show More than 400 luxury vehicles—Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Porsches, Corvettes—on display on 5th Avenue South for your viewing pleasure. February 9, 2019, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., carsonfifth.com
For more information or updates about a specific event, call 239.692.8436 or visit fifthavenuesouth.com (additional contact info provided in listings).
Naples Downtown Naples Art Show (hosted by the Naples Art Association) Don’t miss one of the last major art festivals of the season along 5th. March 23–24, 2019, 239.262.6517, naplesart.org Spring CityFEST 2018 Festivals and more throughout downtown Naples during the first two weeks of May 2019, 239.213.7120, naplesgov.com
HOLIDAYS 8th Annual Halloween Spooktacular on 5th Join us for a family-friendly Halloween extravaganza with live music, activities, candy, games, costumed characters and more. The event will feature a pet costume contest sponsored by the Humane Society Naples (239.643.1555), and a children’s costume contest spon-
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Holiday Artisan Boutique Get a head start on holiday shopping at this annual tradition sponsored by the Naples Woman’s Club—jewelry, art, clothing, gourmet foods, and more. November 3–4, 2018, 239.262.6331, gfwcnapleswomansclub.org 45th Annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Enjoy the dazzling holiday atmosphere as we highlight the unparalleled restaurants and shops of 5th Avenue. The Christmas celebration will also feature a classical live music showcase, the tree lighting in Sugden Plaza, Santa and his sleigh, and a live nativity scene on the Avenue. Live music, food, entertainment, and hospitality abound for this annual tradition unlike any other, December 7, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., 239.692.8436, fifthavenuesouth.com Christmas Parade The spectacular march begins on Broad Street South and finishes on 8th Street South. December 12, 2018, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., 239.213.7120, naplesgov.com Tuba Christmas Enjoy the majestic sounds of the tuba, sousaphone, euphonium, tuba and baritone horn players from around the world performing in Sugden Plaza, December 14,
2018, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. fifthavenusesouth.com New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebrate 2019 viewing a fabulous display of fireworks at the Naples Pier. December 31, 2018, 7:30 p.m., 239.213.7120, naplesgov.com Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade Join the celebration as the community comes together for the annual parade and celebration. The parade begins at Broad Avenue South and finishes on 8th Street South at Cambier Park. January 15, 2019, 11 a.m., 239.455.2886 St. Patrick’s Day Parade The largest privately funded parade in the state, drawing more than 40,000 people to downtown Naples each year to celebrate Irish heritage and culture in America. March 16, 2019, 11 a.m., naplesparade.com Fourth of July Parade The dazzling floats start on Broad Avenue South and make their way down 5th Avenue South and 8th Street South near Cambier Park. July 4, 2019, 10 a.m. to noon, 239.213.7120, naplesgov.com 4th of July Fireworks at Naples Pier A wonderful Naples tradition—bring a chair and grab a spot along the beaches of Naples and enjoy this half hour of magic. July 4, 2019, 9 p.m., 239.213.7120, naplesgov.com
sored by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation (239.263.2223), October 31, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., fifthavenuesouth.com
FUN CHARITY ACTIVITIES Collier County Heart Walk Hosted by the American Heart Association, which brings awareness and promotes healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and strokes. The 5K walk commences in Cambier Park. November 3, 2018, 8 a.m., 239.495.4905, heart.org Naples Daily News Half Marathon Hosted by the Gulf Coast Runners, the event begins in Cambier Park. January 20, 2019, 5 a.m., 239.434.9786, napleshalfmarathon.net Empty Bowls Select a handcrafted bowl made by local potters, artists, educators, and students. Enjoy soups from 50 local restaurants and clubs, a silent auction, a pottery sale, paint-a-bowl, and entertainment. Proceeds from the event will go to the Empty Bowls Naples, Grant Program. January 26, 2019, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., $20 admission, 239.334.7007, emptybowlsnaples.org 5TH AVENUE SOUTH 37
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Naples Woman’s Club
For 85 years, this philanthropic organization has been giving back to Naples. With a clubhouse in the center of the action, just off 5th Avenue, the Club’s 300 women put on programs for the public that help raise much needed funds to support those in need. Signature events such as the Kitchen Tour (January 16) a tour inside gorgeous kitchens, and tastings from local chefs, help raise funds to support scholarships and grants to social service organizations. The Holiday Artisan Boutique and Party (November 2-3) supports local artisans and generates funds for college scholarships for those pursuing a career in the arts. The Author Talk (March 28) is an intimate gathering with noted authors to hear how their literary works are created. And the always popular Flea Market (April 6) provides bargains for everyone while supporting the charitable work of the club. Their clubhouse is also available to rent for meetings or parties. The Club’s members are busy, hardworking volunteers, and they enjoy the benefits of friendship as well as satisfaction from giving back to those less fortunate. “We are dedicated to working together to enhance the lives of others, but we take time to have fun, too!”, says President Stacy Vermylen. For more information, go to napleswomansclub.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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