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CONTENTS

NOVEMBER 2019

FEATURES 70 / BRIMMING WITH PRESTIGE The legendary Hats in the Garden luncheon launches Naples’ social season By Jennifer Reed

76 / STANDING OVATION Our curated guide raises the curtain on the area’s top arts and culture events By Robin F. DeMattia

84 / GARDEN PARTY

Sachin & Babi gown; Cartier earrings, rings; Louis Vuitton bracelets.

Photography by Corina Marie Howell

92 / STROKE OF INSPIRATION

CORINA MARIE HOWELL

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From lightweight gowns to fanciful suits, fall fashion is all fun and games

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DEPARTMENTS 18 / FROM THE EDITOR 20 / IN FOCUS A kickoff reception for Hats in the Garden, a stylish event for Pace Center for Girls Collier, and a bartending bash for Naples Children & Education Foundation

INSIDER 29 / ART START Collier County develops a strategic plan for arts and culture

30 / NEW & NOW Ultimate Garages opens in Naples, and a showcase of short films called Lunafest benefits girls’ health programs

32 / ENTREPRENEURS A former Fortune writer specializes in life stories

34 / FINDS Accessories and provisions for the aesthete in us all

STYLE 37 / THE LOOK A new take on Chanel’s iconic tweed jacket, plus high-def safari apparel

40 / BIJOUX Orange you glad this month’s theme is citrine?

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ABODE 43 / DESIGN

A study in simplistic, laid-back Florida decor

48 / ELEMENTS Gaze upon interior beauty with these magnificent mirrors

50 / INSPIRED LIVING

Dinner party tips for table settings and seating arrangements

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ESCAPE 55 / WANDERLUST Small-ship luxury commingles with big-ship experiences thanks to Norwegian Cruise Line’s The Haven By Paul Rubio

ON THE COVER: PHOTOGRAPHER: VANESSA ROGERS MODEL: JODY LIPPES LOCATION: NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN HEADPIECE: KALEIDOSCOPE FLORAL, NAPLES HAIR AND MAKEUP: PHILIP DOUGLAS AND JORDAN TAYLOR OF PHILIP DOUGLAS SALON, NAPLES

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64 / HIGH ROAD Stretch out in hand-stitched comfort in BMW’s new X7 By Howard Walker

TOP DENTISTS 101 / WHO’S WHO

Listings and info for area dentists

TASTE 113 / DISH

A Sicilian interpretation of mussels at Barbatella

114 / LOCAL BITES

Highlights from the upcoming Paradise Coast Wine & Food Experience, comfort food done right at Bill’s Café, and more

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126 / HEALTH & FITNESS

Insight into less-is-more beauty routines, a roundup of Turkey Day runs, and more

130 / BEAUTY

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134 / WEALTH

Discussing prenuptial agreements with relative ease

AGENDA 153 / Q&A

We chat with comic Paula Poundstone ahead of her appearance at the Southwest Florida Event Center

154 / ARTS & CULTURE

What to see and do this month

SEEN 158 / SOCIAL SNAPSHOTS Golden PAWS Assistance Dogs’ opening house and puppy-naming event, and Preferred Travel of Naples’ thirty-fifth anniversary party

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FROM THE EDITOR

I don’t like things on my head. Ever. I was always the hoodless kid on a cold playground, and now I’m the only helmet-free (and frowned upon because of it) adult in my bicycling group. So when I was advised that I’d need to make a millinery exception for an event called Hats in the Garden—less than a month after I’d started at Naples Illustrated—I pondered my career path with great angst. And then I bought a glorified headband that some would call a fascinator. I called it a compromise. It was at my first Hats last fall that I began to discover the contrasts of Naples that have captivated me ever since. Its residents are some of the most accomplished people in the world yet also some of the most approachable. And while they have an elevated sense of couture, they’re equally comfortable in a tennis skirt. But where Neapolitans come together, perhaps more so than anywhere else, is in their love for philanthropy and the cultural arts. In this issue, we celebrate both. The first Hats in the Garden, a fundraiser for the Naples Botanical Garden, was held in 2004 and is now considered to be the opening event of the social season. We explore this elegant luncheon and salute the women behind it beginning on page 70. Also this month, we raise the curtain on the many Paradise Coast arts options that await you, from new productions at the Gulfshore Playhouse to the new home of the Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center, and from free Naples Concert Band shows at Cambier Park to Broadway’s Hamilton and more at Artis—Naples. Options abound in our curated guide that starts on page 76. Generosity and creativity cover the same canvas, meanwhile, in Art Aid Naples, a group of prominent local artists inspired by the efforts of a former teacher and a nun turned attorney. What began as one family’s story (page 92) has evolved into another stellar example of Neapolitan largesse. Philanthropy can be found not only in nonprofit organizations but also in area businesses, such as Ultimate Garages, which will open this month. Turn to page 30 in our Insider section to learn why owner Jim Buonavolonta, a longtime Naples cardiologist, says charities are closest to his heart. With the excitement of a packed calendar simmering (along with the Thanksgiving gravy), we at Naples Illustrated are grateful to bring you the bounty of arts, culture, and acts of kindness that make our city so special. Welcome to season.

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BRIM REALITY LAST NOVEMBER AT MY FIRST HATS IN THE GARDEN LUNCHEON, AN EVENT THAT LAUNCHES NAPLES’ SOCIAL SEASON.

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NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN WHAT: Hats in the Garden Kickoff Reception CELEBRATES: Hats in the Garden, an annual fundraiser that supports the Naples Botanical Garden, which welcomes nearly a quartermillion visitors every year. WHERE: Method & Concept, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. SUZY BUCKLEY WOODWARD, JODY LIPPES

PATRICE SCHOONMAKER, KATHY WOODS CHRISTINE WILLIAMSON, MARY ANN BINDLEY

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Florida’s footprint on the national

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only recognizes the excellent work Sylvester

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around the U.S. Sylvester became only the

has been doing, but it also allows our

summer thanks to Sylvester Comprehensive

second cancer center in the state of Florida,

physicians and researchers to expand their

Cancer Center’s recent designation by the

and the 71st in the country, to receive NCI

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designation. “NCI designation is the ‘gold

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achievement, Sylvester, part of UHealth –

standard’ for cancer centers,” said Stephen

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University of Miami Health System, joins an

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of course.”

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PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS COLLIER WHAT: Love That Dress SUPPORTS: Programs that provide girls and young women opportunities for a better future through education, counseling, training, and advocacy. WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated.

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JUDITH SVETAKA, KRISTA FOGELSONG

KAREN KREJCI, MARIA PIZARRO, ANGELA EASTER KARISTEN NEARDON, ABBI RIVERS

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JACKIE NELSON, BRITTA MOLL, ERIN OTTERBECK

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NAPLES CHILDREN & EDUCATION FOUNDATION WHAT: Celebrity Startender Series, which features local luminaries tending bar for charity SUPPORTS: NCEF programs that benefit charitable efforts to improve the physical, emotional, and educational lives of underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County. WHERE: Dorona, Naples

LISA MORSE, AMANDA BEIGHTS, KAMELA PATTON

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IN FOCUS

BOB AND TERRY EDWARDS, NATHALIE REMILLARD, NATALIE ARTIMEZ, LETA LANGEVIN, CHARLIE SAUER

JAIME BUITRAGO, MEGAN MCCARTHY BEAUVAIS, JOSE HERNANDEZ

DORONA’s Celebrity Startender event raised money for the Naples Children & Education Foundation.

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Blank CANVAS The local arts community is reframing itself thanks to the launch of the Collier County Arts and Culture Strategic Plan, which includes three public forums to encourage input on how to promote the area as an arts destination. The first meeting, which occurred in September, generated ideas ranging from a Collier County arts magnet school to a Naples festival in December to lure patrons west from Art Basel in Miami. “The ideas have been wonderful and very realistic,” says Kristen Donovan, community engagement coordinator at the United Arts Council of Collier County, which has partnered with the Cultural Planning Group, a consulting firm that’s collecting information through forums, a survey, and more. Discussion groups and interviews will be conducted through January, and a draft plan will be presented to the community in February. “The reason that Naples is so sought after is that it’s a small town with big-city culture,” says Kristine Meek of Harmon-Meek Gallery in Naples. “The arts have always been important to the economic fabric of our community, and it’s good that people are talking about where we can go from here.” (uaccollier.com) —Melanie Pefinis

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Ultimate Garages fuels philanthropy and offers luxury amenities to drivers Think of it, owner Jim Buonavolonta says, as a country club for cars. “If you look at the way garages are permitted, they’re typically permitted as storage,” says the cardiologist and auto enthusiast who’s opening Ultimate Garages in Naples this month. “The purpose of these facilities is to store boats, RVs, and cars. But what we’ve created is the ability to form a lifestyle in that you can build out these garage suites—these car condos, if you will—with kitchens, full bathrooms, and living spaces. They’re not residential so you can’t sleep over, but what you can do is create a personalized space to enjoy with your family and friends.” In addition to climate-controlled custom storage, Ultimate Garages offers a concierge program (for catering services, private jet arrangements, and setting up off-site vehicle repairs, for example); membership in the Ultimate Garages Club, which is limited to 200 car aficionados who aren’t required to own or lease a garage suite; and exclusive events that range from a Cars on Fifth after-party following the February 8 exotic auto show in downtown

Naples to a Ferraris and Fashion runway show. “It’s the first automotive country club in Southwest Florida,” Buonavolonta says. “Because of all the car enthusiasts here, I thought it was a necessary thing to create.” What drives the New Jersey native even more, he adds, is using Ultimate Garages to fuel local nonprofits. “I’ve been blessed as a cardiologist who’s practiced for over 20 years in this town, and it’s important for me to give back. What’s closest to my heart are the charities.” Proceeds from Ultimate Garages’ grand opening event November 16 will benefit the Neighborhood Health Clinic in Naples, which is where the doctor plans to volunteer once his new venture is up and running at full speed. (naplesultimategarages.com) —Loretta Grantham

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Tales of the TOP ECHELON How one part-time Neapolitan is preserving ELITE LEGACIES through videos and books Pattie Sellers spent more than 30 years at Fortune magazine and has interviewed some of the richest people in the world. She knows the lasting luxuries their money can buy but says there’s something even more valuable to preserve—their life story. “We believe the most generous gift you can give to the people you care about is the story of your family, your career, and your successes,” says the part-time Naples resident, who left the magazine in 2016 and—with fellow Fortune veteran Nina Easton—launched SellersEaston Media, which helps individuals and companies tell their stories. “The challenges, the lessons learned, the values strengthened ... these are the gifts that keep on giving as the story is passed on through generations.” The former journalist—who’s discussed success with Warren Buffett, charisma with Donald Trump (in 1996, before the Oval Office), and power with Melinda Gates, among countless other luminaries—now coordinates with clients so they can share personal tales through videos, books, and more. “Some people express concern that capturing their story is an act of ego, but it’s actually the opposite,” says Sellers, who’s ghostwriting the memoir of John Mack, former chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley, after first shooting two “life story” videos for Mack and his wife,

Christy Rose. “It’s an act of generosity to give a piece of yourself to other people this way.” “Life stories” involve Sellers interviewing a person at home for two hours. “We make everything look beautiful—the camera angles, the lighting, the background, the makeup. It’s TV-quality production. We also do a service called the ‘modern family portrait’ where we go into someone’s home for two days every year and film swimming lessons, bike rides, and anything else that’s going on. We have a very prominent Silicon Valley CEO who’s having us do this every year for 12 years in a row, producing a film that will become the annual family gift. Clients control every aspect of the process, and they own the final product and control how it’s distributed.” In addition to the emotional aspect of preserving family stories, Sellers says, there’s also a fiduciary benefit. “The No. 1 reason that wealth doesn’t get passed down properly is a communication breakdown,” she explains. “Wealthy families benefit when younger generations know about the sacrifices and hard work that came before them. Now, entrepreneurs and family business executives are using these stories as action plans.” Sellers cofounded Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, which began in 1998 as an annual ranking and is how she met part-time

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Neapolitan Jan Fields, the former president of McDonald’s USA. (Fields was named No. 17 in 2011.) The executive and journalist became friends, and now during season, Sellers stays in the guest wing of Fields’ Quail West home. Sellers spends the rest of the year in Manhattan—or occasionally in the home of a client. “Two years ago, I did a book project for a man in Palm Beach, J. Gary Burkhead, who’s the retired vice chairman of Fidelity [Investments], after he e-mailed me that he was interested in my capturing his story for his grandchildren,” she says. “I’d only talked to Gary once on the phone—I’d never met the family—and he said you’re welcome to stay in our house. There was a trust factor there, and that was fantastic. That comfort level makes for the best storytelling.” (sellerseaston.com) From far left: Pattie Sellers (right) with SellersEaston Media cofounder Nina Easton; Warren Buffett in 2012; and Billie Jean King at a Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit in 2017.

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COIFFURE COUTURE Secure flyaway hairs with Rosantica’s Libertà crystal hair pin set ($130), which was handmade in Italy and set in polished goldtone. Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples (saksfifthavenue.com)

Earn some cultural cachet with posh provisions and accessories that CELEBR ATE the arts By Liza Grant Smith

SHINE STOPPER Japanese gold artisans originally used abaca paper to protect gold leaf, but it’s also ideal for removing skin’s excess oil without disturbing makeup or stripping it of moisture. Tatcha’s Aburatorigami Japanese blotting papers ($12 for 30 sheets) are made from 100 percent abaca leaf and include 23-karat gold flakes as a nod to this treasured history. Sephora, Estero (sephora.com)

READ THE ROOM Eyebobs brings individualism to stereotypical reading glasses. Pick from an array of styles and colors (like this Fare n Square pair in green tortoise for $89) and select your magnification to create a frame to suit your face and personality. A Mano, Naples (amano.bz) 34

BIRDS OF A FEATHER This marquetry green peacock clutch ($8,800) from Brazilian designer Silvia Furmanovich, with its green tourmaline and 18-karat gold clasp, will act as an exotic final touch to any artistic ensemble. Marissa Collections, Naples (marissacollections.com)

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY Fashionista Marilyn Hellman discovered these wide gold cuffs with Swarovski crystals ($129 each) on a buying trip to Torino, Italy, and now carries them in her Naples boutique. Marilyn’s, Naples (marilyn hellman.com)

TOAST OF THE TOWN Celebrate a festive evening with these chic Champagne flutes ($101 for set of six) from Abigails, complete with a 22-karat gold ball fused to the bottom of each glass. Bay Design Store, Naples (baydesignstore.com)

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SCENT OF A WOMAN Leave legions of fans wanting more when you exit in an air of one of Jo Malone London’s captivating fragrances, like the enigmatic Pomegranate Noir ($70). Nordstrom, Naples (nordstrom.com)

MINT CONDITION When traditional mints just won’t cut it, grab a container of Sencha Naturals’ pink dragonfruit green tea mints ($4). These naturally sugar- and caffeine-free mints are made from whole-leaf green tea and feature a hint of ginger. The Vitamin Shoppe, Naples (vitaminshoppe.com)

ART SMART Give your gallery small talk some serious substance with How to Read Art by Liz Rideal (Rizzoli, $18). This pocketsized book is a highly insightful yet easily comprehensible guide to understanding art history and the various schools of painting. Barnes & Noble, Naples (bn.com)

HIGH CARD Send a thank-you note befitting the elevated artistry of the event you enjoyed with Bernard Maisner’s Easel and Canvas notecards ($160 for set of eight cards and envelopes), each finished with a hand-painted minimasterpiece. Arabesque of Naples (arabesqueof naples.com) SWEET DREAMS Food becomes art with Norman Love Confections’ five-piece signature gift box ($13.75), packed with a curated selection of Love’s jewel-like chocolates. Norman Love Confections, Naples, Estero (normanloveconfections.com)

THAT’S A WRAP Drape yourself in luxury with the Leggiadro cashmere sequin knitted shawl ($795). Bonus: It’s the perfect antidote to chilly performance venues. Leggiadro, Naples (leggiadro.com)

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Tweed on Top By Katherine Lande Few garments are as recognizable as the Chanel jacket. Introduced by Gabrielle Chanel in the 1920s, the jacket—crafted from lightweight tweed and cut in an elegant silhouette— served as a comfortable, feminine solution to women’s suiting. She selected tweed, a fabric traditionally associated with menswear, as a nod to the gentlemen in her life as well as for its ease, staying true to her belief that “the elegance of clothing comes with the freedom to move.” When Karl Lagerfeld took the reins in 1983, he successfully reinvented the chic topper as a sartorial staple, and now the torch is passing to Virginie Viard. In her first collection as creative director, Viard weaves a new story for the time-honored tweed jacket, playing with proportions and embellishments, and proving its staying power.

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Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in one of her tweed jackets (above); looks from the Chanel 2019/2020 Cruise Collection.

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KNOT AGAIN Kira scarf wrap bracelet ($158), Tory Burch, Naples

By Katherine Lande BRIM OVER Beaver felt hat in deep blue ($1,425), Hermès, hermes.com

MINE CRAFT 18-karat gold turquoise and lapis earrings ($10,250), Jennifer Meyer, jennifermeyer.com

FUCHSIA FERVOR Kate chain wallet with tassel ($1,690), Saint Laurent, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples

STYLE NOTES GET STUDDED: Embellished khaki accessories add an elevated touch. WRAP IT UP: Wear scarves wrapped around your wrist, handbag handle, or hat. ROSÉ ALL DAY: This season accent your safari ensemble with a bright pop of pink.

VERSACE RESORT 2020 Pairing scarf prints with khaki elevates the trend to new fashion frontiers.

IN THE BUSH Pequin Roman Garden baguette handbag ($4,400), Fendi, Marissa Collections, Naples

FRESH SQUEEZED Light orange gold Intrecciato nappa clutch ($2,200), Bottega Veneta, bottegaveneta.com

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1. OFF THE CHAIN Tiffany & Co. Tiffany T necklace with citrine, turquoise, and diamonds set in 18-karat gold, price upon request. Tiffany & Co., Naples (tiffany.com) 2. ORANGE CRUSH Effy Jewelry ring with citrine and diamonds set in 14-karat gold, price upon request. Macy’s, Naples (macys.com) 3. SOMETHING BLUE Graziela Gems earrings with citrine, Graziela tourmalines, and diamonds set in 18-karat gold, $23,575. (grazielagems.com) 4. NINE LIVES Cartier Panthère de Cartier necklace with citrine, tsavorite garnets, black lacquer, and diamonds set in 18-karat gold, $28,200. Cartier, Miami Design District (cartier.com) 5. WATER WORLD Miseno Sea Leaf Collection earrings with citrine and diamonds set in 18-karat gold, $3,400. Provident Jewelry, Naples (providentjewelry.com) 6. PEARL DIVER Verdura Theodora drop earrings with citrine and South Sea pearls set in 18-karat gold, $11,000. Marissa Collections, Naples (marissacollections.com) 7. LEAF IT TO ME Seaman Schepps Vine bracelet with citrine and diamonds set in 18-karat gold, price upon request. Yamron Jewelers, Naples (yamron.com) 8. LIGHT TOUCH Boucheron Serpent Bohème bracelet with citrine set in gold, $2,110. Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour (neimanmarcus.com)

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Once a blank slate, this Naples home now personifies refined yet easy FLORIDA LIVING By Mary Thurman Yuhas | Photography by Naples Kenny Situated in the beautiful Esplanade Golf & Country Club, a gated community in North Naples, this new three-bedroom residence is blessed with an outstanding tropical setting but inside, the 3,000-square-foot home lacked personality. After interviewing five interior designers, the owners commissioned Sarah Anderson, principal designer of Designing Naples, to transform their bland abode into an exciting study of coastal-contemporary decor.

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The kitchen exemplifies the neutral end of the home’s color story, while the lanai features bold pops of blues, greens, and metallic.

Anderson began by selecting the color palette, starting with a gray she found in the variations and striations in the wood-like tile flooring. Mineral blues, aqua, and various whites mirror the home’s natural surrounding. “Some wood tile floors do not look as fantastic as [these do],” says Anderson. “The secret is to use grout that is a little lighter than the dominant color, and then you don’t see little white lines everywhere.” Next, Anderson focused on incorporating visually intriguing architectural features, such as shiplap in the foyer. “The shiplap looked so appealing, I wound up using it in almost every room,” she notes. Other alterations in the foyer included painting the entry door a traditional black and installing a freestyle chandelier with interchangeable iron cubes. As Anderson points out: “Using a traditional element with something modern prevents a dated look.” For the great room, Anderson custom designed an impressive media center that became a focal point. Louvered plantation shutters at the top are held in place with sturdy yachting hardware. Blue glass vases and white accessories with sea motifs offer subtle odes to the ocean. Grass cloth wallpaper applied to the back of the piece absorbs light and prevents shadowing. Clad in a tweed Crypton fabric, the great room’s comfy sectional sofa surrounds a coffee table made from reclaimed wood that was cut into little pie shapes to form a circle. And while Anderson says that most interior designers typically hate ceiling fans, she adores the one

that crowns this space. “It has a sunburst motif in the middle and a huge air-flow capacity,” she says. Filled with captivating furnishings, the dining room is a conversation piece in itself. The buffet table is a replica of an apothecary cabinet that pharmacists once used. Slices of petrified wood form the mirror’s unusual frame. Artist D’Alessandro Leon created the giclee, Under the Bridge II. Polished nickel–framed chairs in a white Crypton fabric flank the driftwood-stained maple dining table. Of the innovative, stain-resistant Crypton fabric, which debuted about

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The owners can retreat to the office for work and to the large outdoor area for fun times with friends and family.

a year and a half ago, Anderson says it can even withstand a glass of red wine. “I’m so glad to finally be able to use white,” she adds. In the nearby kitchen, Anderson repeated the printed linen fabric on the valance over the sliders and on the cerused, natural wood– framed bar stools. The charming design imbues the area with a certain shabby-chic appeal, especially when juxtaposed against the quartz countertops and geometric light pendants. For the office, Anderson designed his and hers built-in desks and utilized a set of French doors as the entrance point. “The doors were

made with an elliptical top to look a little more French,” she explains. “The room is convertible and can also be used as a guest room.” Soft and serene, the feel of the master bedroom grew out of the blue hue Anderson selected for the space. Luxurious bedding invites rest, while glass lamps partially filled with shells from around the world speak to the home’s coastal setting. The tactile bench at the base of the bed cultivates a sense of casual elegance. The pastel color–enhanced photographs are from the Oceans Apart Collection from Leftbank Art.

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Guests have a number of sleeping arrangements to choose from when visiting this home. The nightstand lamps in the aqua guest room were fabricated from reclaimed wood. Shiplap on the back wall showcases the linen headboard trimmed with polished-nickel nail head tacks. A hemp-rope table (which also functions as a chair) and porthole-shaped mirrors further emphasize the room’s seafaring aesthetic. The shiplap detail continues in the gray guest room, but this haven boasts a more tranquil approach to design, complete with handmade lamps featuring river stones. The desk was built almost entirely from reclaimed wood and glazed a charcoal gray to match the console and nightstands. One of Anderson’s favorite elements on the expansive lanai is the hand-blown bubble glass from Mexico, which adds a pop of panache to what would otherwise be a blank wall. The colors are also echoed in the throw pillows. “[The bubbles] are all different and interesting,” she says. “Some have luminescence and others are hand-painted and have brush marks. They come with holes in the back, and I attached them to the cinderblock walls with captive screws to make sure they would stay in place.” Under Anderson’s guidance, the home now reflects the clients’ laid-back lifestyle and appreciation for a natural, simple look. “The recipe was there right from the beginning,” notes Anderson. “I located the ingredients, created a recipe, and the project evolved forward.” «

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Above: The master bedroom marries luxe fabrics with accessories that harken to Southwest Florida’s natural surrounds. Left: The master bath features dual sinks and a hideaway stool.

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SLEEKNESS SQUARED You choose the level of tropical punch to deliver to your decor with Howard Elliot’s Bamboo mirror ($512), available in 14 colors. International Design Source, Naples (ids1.com)

SHAPE UP Famed interior designer Julia Buckingham teamed up with Global Views to create this oversized Madeleine mirror ($1,249), which incorporates gold-leaf backing to highlight the captivating angles. Agostino’s, Naples (agostinos.com)

PETAL TO THE METAL Far from a wallflower, this Palecek Coco Magnolia mirror ($3,049), with its wrapped metal frame of hand-cut coco shells in petal forms, is destined to be the center of attention. Baer’s Furniture, Naples (baers.com)

NEVER-ENDING STORY Wendy Berry, principal designer of W Design Interiors, refused to let a wall bring her vision for this home to an abrupt halt. “The rustic yet contemporary vignette, created by using a combination of live-edge wood to flank this mirror, is one of the first of many memory points within this home,” says Berry. “As you enter the home from the private elevator, there is a hallway end that could have otherwise been a full stop. Instead, the hallway continues on in a limitless fashion and provides a true focal point of the entrance. The organic elements mixed with contemporary furnishings give this design an understated elegance.” Naples (wdesign.com)

TOTALLY TUBULAR Welded metal tubes finished in antiqued gold leaf lend an artistic air to Uttermost’s Nevena wall mirror ($650). Traditions, Naples (traditions.com)

GOOD TO SEA YOU For this Urchin mirror ($1,105) from Arteriors, fine wicker was treated with a unique washing process and then arranged to evoke the look and feel of a sea urchin. St-Tropez Home, Naples (st-tropezhome.com)

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Decor and etiquette experts share insight into executing a flawless tablescape and seating chart

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THE TABLE The expert: Adam Mahr of A Mano luxury boutique, Naples (amano.bz) NI: What was your motivation for this display (pictured above)? Mahr: A long-time client of mine in Port Royal told me she was tired of her tableware and wanted to buy all new plates, glasses, tablecloths, etc. for Thanksgiving last year. I said, “Not so fast,” which was heaven to her husband’s ears. “Let’s coordinate some of what you have and freshen it up with new porcelain by Marie Daage.” The client selected a few of her favorite pieces that she doesn’t often use, and then we coordinated the colors and patterns with her dining room. She wanted to use her William Yeoward glassware and raspberry chargers that she brought from up North, so we selected two patterns in four color combinations for a total of 16 pieces each for Marie

to produce. The advantage of this assortment is never having to set the table the same way [because] all of the items coordinate with each other. How would you describe the vibe of this table? Eclectic! The client trusted me to pull together much of what she already had, using a $1,500 Astier de Villatte tureen as the centerpiece vase for flowers [paired] with Crate and Barrel $8 violet napkins, [as well as] her grandmother’s sterling silver candelabras with $2 votives from Home Goods. How do you help clients create unique tablescapes for entertaining? People accumulate so much tableware that they love but often never use because they don’t have enough pieces or they’re just bored with it after so many years. Either they

bring it in or send us pictures, so that we can combine it with what we sell to bring excitement to the table again. We can even Photoshop different selections so they have an idea of what the new pieces will look like. In some cases, I work with their designers or even come to their houses in order develop a plan. What are the keys to creating a memorable tablescape? I think the best tablescapes should forget most of the rules and just be fun. Decide on your theme and try mixing different pieces to send a message. Every spring I sponsor an online tablescape contest on Instagram (@amanostyle), and I always find that the most interesting tables blend all kinds of things. For example, I encourage people to use their grandmother’s china and liven it up with newer pieces, make napkin rings by twirling real ivy, mix different stemware patterns, make place card holders out of shells, or hang tags off little favors. And don’t forget that dinner parties should have low lights and lots of votives. Once you’ve tried different assortments, take a picture with your phone and see how it looks. Sometimes that will pick up things that the naked eye misses.

THE SEATING CHART The expert: Diane Carr of Southern School of Etiquette, Naples (southernschoolofetiquette.com) NI: What does using a seating chart accomplish? Carr: You want the conversation to flow easily among your guests. With a seating plan in place, your guests do not feel awkward in deciding where they should sit. No one will have their feelings hurt if someone in particular does not choose to sit next to them. Also, you do not want the energy and conversation to dwindle, so it is important to [pair] diverse personalities. Continued on page 52

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ABODE What factors should one consider in determining where to seat people? Sit singles next to singles and couples apart to help conversation flow. Put intellectuals and other special interest groups opposite each other so they can start a larger conversation across the table, which might include others. Young parents will appreciate sitting next to other young parents to share stories. The host should always sit nearest the exit to the kitchen, and they might choose to place a helpful guest next to them if an extra hand is needed. Sit the friend who knows the most about wine in the middle and invite them to open, pour, and educate if they wish. The elderly guest might be seated toward the end of the table so they do not have to participate in multiple conversations. A guest with physical difficulties needs to be made as comfortable as possible, [so provide them with] easy access in and out of the room and when seated. If you have an entertainer in the group, put them at the head of the table.

Are there any hard and fast rules about seating? Alternating men and women seems like a dated concept, but I like the idea and so does Emily Post. The overall guideline for couples is to separate them. If you have a couple that is new to the group, you might split them up but make a conscious effort to have the matching spouse close by. Also, close friends do not need to sit next to one another. Instead put people together with similar interests or backgrounds. Who should sit directly beside the host? If there is a female guest of honor, this guest should sit to the right of the host. If there is a male guest of honor, he will sit to the left of the

hostess. If there is one long table, it is customary to sit the host in the middle of a side and the hostess in the middle of the opposite side. How do you handle seating for a bigger dinner party that will have multiple tables? At a large dinner party, have a seating list at the entrance to the room. Each table should be named or numbered, and then the guest will be assigned to a particular table. At a theme party, it is fun to name the tables as part of the theme. Also, place cards should have the name on the front and the back of the card. The host and hostess should sit at different tables to assure guests are taken care of. What is a never-fail strategy you use when formulating a seating chart? Attempt to determine the personality types that will be seated at the dining table. You will discover that most of your guests do have a specific trait: introvert, extrovert, gossip fodder, charmer, politico, entertainer, outsider, or diva, just to mention a few. Mix these personalities up if possible.

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Adventure in South America Zoo Gala, Adventure in South America was hosted at Naples Zoo on Thursday, November 7, 2019. The event supported Naples Zoo’s work with endangered species and our efforts to inspire young hearts to love animals and nature.

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What could be better than giving your family the gift of a luxury safari this holiday season? In our humble opinion, nothing! Amid Africa’s rolling grasslands and groves of acacia trees your brood will be wowed by multitudes of big cats, elephant, giraffe, zebra, buffalo and many more of nature’s gifts, enjoying Micato’s award-winning unsurpassed service along the way. And when you give your family the gift of safari you also give the gift of an education: For every safari sold, Micato sends an African child to school. That’s The Micato One for One Commitment. To learn more about booking a Micato safari, contact us.

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The Haven fosters an intimate experience within Norwegian Cruise Line’s new OVER-THE-TOP MEGASHIPS By Paul Rubio

Norwegian’s Breakaway Plus ships, such as the Norwegian Bliss, boast features like an on-ship gokart track.

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The debate between booking the newest largerthan-life cruise ship versus a tried-and-true boutique luxury liner is a polarizing one among the cruisegoing elite. The primary argument for the former boils down to the range of overall amenities, from Broadway-caliber entertainment to prolific specialty dining to headline-making temptations like rooftop racetracks and climbing walls. The key case for the latter is the trifecta of privacy, no crowds, and superior, personalized service. In an ideal cruise world, elements of top-tier ships, big and small, would unite for the ultimate seafaring vacation. But how? Well, just ask Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), which has crafted—and now perfected—the answer to little big cruising on its newest Breakaway Plus class ships. The ingenious solution, The Haven, is a private, multistory enclave occupying prime real estate on the top decks, situated near the bow and separated from the masses by keycard access. Comprised of the ship’s premier accommodations plus a dedicated restaurant, bar, lounge, courtyard, sundeck, and hydrotherapy area, The Haven promises the atmosphere and intimacy of a superlative small ship. Add Haven-

specific staff, from butlers to concierges to maître d’s, and rest assured that even the most minor requests will be fulfilled at a five-star level. The Haven experience begins upon arrival, indicative of the ultra-VIP treatment to come. A personal escort whisks you to an embarkation lounge from ground level, bypassing all check-in lines. (Expect a similar no-wait return at ports-ofcall and a surprisingly seamless, stress-free disembarkation on your final day.) Once on board, a reserved elevator ascends to The Haven, where a concierge team is eager to help with priority reservations for shows, dinners, and activities. Attendants stand ready to ensure dietary preferences are diligently met at The Haven restaurant and across the megaship’s dozen-plus other dining outlets. Then, arrive at your luxe lair, which impresses as one of the most well-appointed and spacious accommodations at sea. Whether in a 378-squarefoot spa suite, a 440-square-foot penthouse, a 1,307-square-foot deluxe owner’s suite, or somewhere in between, anticipate a space that includes an en suite bathtub or hot tub, dark furnishings, a wide balcony, and dramatic views through floorto-ceiling windows. Meet your 24-hour trained and certified suite butler and his or her colleagues, who will gladly unpack your suitcases and pour your first (of many) glasses of Champagne. They’ll keep your room immaculate throughout the cruise and handle things like 3-a.m. cravings for chocolate chip cookies, refreshing the ice for your bubbles, pressing your clothes well before the

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night’s dinner reservations, or setting up whitetablecloth in-suite dining. Within the greater Haven area, the private lounge, restaurant, courtyard, and sundeck mean you’ll never deal with crowds, struggle to find a chair, or have to wait more than a few seconds for your cocktail order—and even in that brief time, you’ll be offered a cold towel or fruit skewer. While you’ll probably never want to leave such pampering, a great, big—and we mean really big, like 165 tons big—ship lies beyond, with enticements too good to resist. There are indeed bragging rights to riding the only racetracks at sea, walking a plank that extends 8 feet over the side of the ship, playing laser tag on a rooftop, or screaming your way through the most gravity-defying cantilevered slides on the ocean. You’ll want to at least dabble in this megaship fun circuit to prevent FOMO (fear of missing out). And if traveling with children, you’ll get props as the coolest parents ever. There’s also something to be said for the ability to choose among nearly three-dozen restaurants and bars. Desiring excellent French cuisine? Don’t miss the escargots bourguignonne

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and sole grenobloise at Le Bistro. Looking for a gastronomic journey through Asia with a Latin American twist? Try Food Republic, a sharedplates concept underscored by sublime dishes like Korean fried chicken, hamachi taquitos, and Peruvian beef skewers. In the mood for seafood? Check out Ocean Blue, specializing in simply prepared, freshly grilled fish (six kinds are typically available) and steamed cold-water lobster. Next, sip on a spicy passion fruit mojito from the Sugarcane Mojito Bar while listening to live Latin-Cuban music. Then, get into the casino action (if that’s your thing), pop into the onboard nightclub or deck party (if you feel like dancing), or head to one of the world-class performances in the theater (no, really, this is nothing like the cheesy cruise ship entertainment of yore).

Above, clockwise from top left: The Plank and ropes course; waterslide, Ocean Blue specialty dining restaurant, and The Haven sundeck on Norwegian Bliss. Below: Entertainment across NCL’s ships include Broadway-caliber productions of shows such as Kinky Boots.

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Start the evening with a mojito and Latin music at Sugarcane before heading to a production of the musical Jersey Boys.

Shows vary by vessel but expect veritable productions of Tony Award– winning Broadway shows Jersey Boys and Kinky Boots, with the best seats in the house reserved for Haven guests, no less. Through NCL’s ongoing “Take All Free” promotion (which shows no sign of ending), those staying in The Haven are privy to complimentary open bar across the ship, five specialty dining options, unlimited WiFi, shore excursion credits at each port, and third and fourth guests sailing at

no extra charge. When the math’s all said and done, this usually makes up for the premium charged to stay in The Haven, which is typically double or more the price of a balcony stateroom. All Jewel, Epic, and Breakaway class ships offer this special enclave, but to see the product in its most advanced form, book on one of the newer Breakaway Plus class ships: Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Bliss, or the just-launched Norwegian Encore. It’s on North America’s youngest fleet where you’ll see The Haven in its supreme incarnation and understand why NCL has been branded a disrupter in cruising the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, the Panama Canal, and Alaska. Whether you want to share your cruise with 200 or more than 4,000 other passengers, live large or keep a low profile, do everything or nothing on the most buzzed-about ships on the sea, The Haven boasts all the fun of a megaship without sacrificing a high-end small-ship experience. (ncl.com) «

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BECOMING Kittitian

The Park Hyatt St. Kitts embraces all there is to love about this PETITE ISLAND By Mary Murray St. Kitts, with its azure seas, emerald landscape, and rose-gold sunsets, sits as a jewel in the Lesser Antilles. Once regarded as the Mother Colony of the West Indies, St. Kitts and its sister island, Nevis, together form the smallest country in the western hemisphere. Despite its size, St. Kitts is rich in the kind of outdoor adventures, culinary surprises, and luxe accommodations that make for an unforgettable Caribbean vacation. Those wishing to enjoy a secluded slice of this paradise should stay at the Park Hyatt St.

Kitts, a five-star resort nestled within Christophe Harbour on the island’s southeast peninsula. Here, all of the 126 rooms and suites overlook Banana Bay and the Narrows, a straight separating St. Kitts from Nevis, meaning the volcanic isle, oft crowned with a halo of clouds, becomes a constant companion.

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COURTESY OF THE PARK HYATT ST. KITTS

From left: Yoga in the sugar mill; Ramparts Pool; Welcome Walk. Opposite page: Presidential Villa pool and master bedroom; firepit at The Great House.

Start the day on your terrace or balcony with a breakfast of mango yogurt before heading off to yoga in a replica sugar mill. Until 2005, sugarcane was a huge player in the country’s economy, and remnants of centuries of manufacturing can still be seen. The Park Hyatt venerates this history by taking design cues from the plantations of yesteryear and St. Kitts’ architectural heritage. Traditionally the heart of such properties, the resort’s Great House boasts an array of dining options, including Tots Rum Bar, where guests can sample appetizers paired with the Caribbean’s signature liquor, like Chilean salmon tartare accompanied by a Puerto Rican rum. In the past, stone barns were used to protect sugar from the elements, but Park Hyatt’s Stone Barn caters to mature diners with multicourse tasting menus and expansive wine lists. In addition, the adults-only Rampart Pool recalls the Brimstone Hill Fortress, which was constructed during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a soothing retreat, book a private cabana by the rampart waterfalls and partake in an afternoon tea service of small sandwiches, biscuits with clotted cream, and petit fours. To indulge in the quintessence of relaxation, visit the Miraval Life in Balance Spa. As the Caribbean’s first Miraval destination, this zen den prioritizes a mind-body-spirit connection as seen in nature-indebted therapies and an organic aesthetic. Stone walls abound and sunlight wraps revelers in a cocoon of warmth as they escape to a plunge pool or one of nine treatment rooms. Opt for one of the Body Renewal Rituals, such as the Rainbath, which refreshes the skin with flower-water mist and

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a massage accented by the earthy scent of moonflower. If this all sounds too sybaritic for the thrill-seekers in the group, don’t worry—the Park Hyatt can coordinate off-site activities as well. Head out on an eBike to traverse plentiful peaks with relative ease. During this excursion, you’ll likely glimpse the green vervet monkeys that call St. Kitts home. You can learn about these primates—that are now believed to outnumber the island’s human population—and dive into the local culture on one of the hotels’ signature journeys. Join Gregory Pereira, a fifth-generation Kittitian and owner of Greg’s Safaris, on one of three tours: Journey Off the Beaten Path, an off-road ride through St. Kitts’ mountains and rainforests; Journey to Sweetness, which explores sugarcane production and sites; and Journey to the Wild Side, a hiking expedition through lush natural areas. Regardless of which trek you choose, Pereira will share exotic delicacies, like soursop fruit and coconut rock cake, and alert the group to unique flora and fauna, such as the soothing coo of a bridled quail-dove. Back at the Park Hyatt, there are numerous delicious ways to end your day. On Saturday evenings, savor the flavors of Kittitian All the Way, a smorgasbord of island staples spread across the open-air Fisherman’s Village restaurant. Did you even go to St. Kitts if you didn’t stack your plate full of mahi-mahi curry and breadfruit? Gourmands should reserve a chef’s table at The Great House. Diners sit directly in the kitchen as the chef and his team prepare innovative, multicultural dishes, such as almond and cilantro soup with a yogurt fritter, coconut flan, and toasted almonds. Be sure to request the chocolate blossom, which blooms like a lotus when topped with a white chocolate sauce.

GETTING THERE A 20-minute drive from the Park Hyatt, the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport hosts direct flights from Miami. When coordinated ahead of time, the Park Hyatt can arrange for a KayanJet concierge to escort you from the tarmac to an exclusive arrival lounge, where you can unwind with a glass of Champagne or lemongrass iced tea and small bites. The KayanJet team will take care of luggage and customs before connecting you to your ground transportation to the Park Hyatt. (kayanjet.com)

But the resort’s most heavenly culinary offering is its Starlight Dining Experience on the beach. With the waves as your soundtrack, the sand tickling your toes, and an abundance of ocean- and farm-fresh fare at your fingertips, it’s all too easy to fall under the magical spell of the moonlight and crave for the day when you too can become Kittitian. (stkitts.park.hyatt.com) « NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | NOVEMBER 2019

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VIBE Vibrant, driven, and arty

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Naples is fortunate that Kristen Coury stopped for a night on her way to Miami in 2004. After falling for the Paradise Coast, Coury moved to Naples and founded the Gulfshore Playhouse. Under her leadership, the Playhouse has grown to a staff of 41 and an annual budget of more than $4 million, and also has launched plans to build a state-of-the-art theater and education center. Coury lived in New York City for 12 years, during which time she worked on the Broadway productions of Beauty and the Beast and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, among others. As Gulfshore Playhouse’s producing artistic director, she regularly returns to the Big Apple, where her days are filled with cast auditions, meetings with the Playhouse’s architects, and seeing shows. —Caroline Ridgway

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HOW TO SPEND A FREE DAY Seeing theater or walking in Central Park. The Frick Collection

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BIGGEST and Best

BMW’s new X7 might just be THE ULTIMATE seven-seater SUV By Howard Walker Big is best, right? Especially when it comes to flat-screen TVs, shrimp, and SUVs. Why drive a teeny crossover with barely enough room for a gym bag, when you, your friends, and family can luxuriate in three stretch-out rows of diamond-quilted leather? Until now, if you wanted that kind of space in a BMW you had to settle for a midsize X5 with an optional third row. But trust me, no human should be asked to squeeze into the back of an X5. Small labradoodles and misbehaving 4-year-olds, maybe. Anyone you care about, no way. While full-size sport-utes do excel at offering large interiors, their sheer bulk and towering rooflines tend to make them about as exhilarating to drive as a UPS truck. Which is why, I presume, BMW, operating under their Ultimate Driving Machine mantra, avoided building a seven-seater for so long—despite losing sales to arch rival Mercedes and its GLS, Audi with its Q7, and Tesla with the Model X. But all that changed with the arrival of the new X7, which is by far the biggest, most accommodating, most statuesque BMW of all time. It boasts seven thrones across three rows, the load-hauling ability of a Mayflower removal truck, and a rear tailgate opening roughly as big as the entry to the Lincoln Tunnel.

Interestingly, BMW didn’t simply stretch the X5 by 10 inches to create the South Carolina–built X7. That would have been way too easy. Instead, they waited for the introduction of the latest flagship 7 Series sedan and utilized chunks of its advanced chassis. Thankfully, the design team wasn’t required to be especially creative with the styling. This is a big, generic, square box of an SUV, with a tall roof and an arrow-straight waistline. To ensure the neighbors don’t mistake it for anything other than a BMW, it does have a chrome kidney grille so huge it wouldn’t look out of place on a Peterbilt. Love it or loathe it—I’ll leave that verdict up to you. More important is what’s inside, and that’s where this new X7 definitely has the wow factor. Its interior oozes style, sophistication, and elegance. From its hand-stitched leathers to its deep-grained wood and satin-finished metals, this is one classy cabin. Did I mention the Swarovski crystal shifter? In standard configuration, the X7 comes with a center bench for threeacross seating. Opt for the two captain’s chairs instead to not only augment the luxury vibe, but also make it easier to get to the third row. Speaking of that third row, there’s actually adult-appropriate space for

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PRICE: FROM $92,600 ENGINE: 4.4-LITER TWIN-TURBO V-8 POWER: 456 HP TORQUE: 479 LB-FT TRANSMISSION: 8-SPEED AUTOMATIC 0-60: 5.2 SECONDS TOP SPEED: 130 MPH LENGTH/WIDTH: 203/78 INCHES WEIGHT: 5,617 POUNDS WHY WE LOVE IT: BECAUSE IT FINALLY GIVES BMW-LOVING FAMILIES THE SPACE THEY’RE LOOKING FOR.

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knees and heads. Climb back there, blink, and you might think you’re in a minivan. But when you press that chrome-ringed start button and hear the bark from the throaty exhaust, all minivan comparisons evaporate. Two engine choices are available. For the xDrive40i model (priced from $73,900) there’s BMW’s trusty 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six packing 335 horsepower. Or step up to the xDrive50i (yours from $92,600) with a potent 456-hp twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 under the hood. Both are from the 7 Series sedan, mated to a Teflon-smooth 8-speed automatic, and come with standard all-wheel drive. While the smaller engine will be plenty powerful for the needs of most buyers, the V-8-engined X7 we’ve been driving endows this

BMW sport-ute with some real muscle. Stomp on the throttle and this 5,600-pounder can lunge to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds and cruise all day at triple-digit velocities. Hook a 7,500-pound Airstream to the hitch, and you’ll hardly know it’s there. For such a leviathan, the X7 carves curves with real authority and surprising athleticism. In the world of full-size luxury SUVs, this is without a doubt the most dynamic, agile, and capable handler. If you want to go big and play chauffeur to five or six of your closest friends, this new X7 is worth serious consideration. No, it’s not an Ultimate Driving Machine. Better think of it as BMW’s Ultimate Hauling Machine. «

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he tickets are coveted, the dresses are couture, and the message is clear: Naples’ social season has begun. And it starts unofficially—but officially to those in the know—with a magnificent millinery parade called Hats in the Garden. “People can’t wait to get their invitations,” says Mary Ann Bindley, a former chair of the highly anticipated Naples Botanical Garden fundraiser, which started in 2004. “The RSVPs start coming in as soon as they go out.” In the weeks and months to come, there will be benefit balls and hospital galas, wine auctions and celebrity appearances, golf tournaments and teas, and themed dinners of every sort. But it’s on the November day that about 600 women (and some men, too) don

their finery and mingle amid the garden’s lush foliage that Naples’ philanthropic frenzy takes off. Perhaps it’s because Hats—as it’s most commonly called—is the first major event of the fall. Or because it emerged from a collaboration between legendary designer Carleton Varney and Naples grande dame Jane Purdy Berger. Or maybe it’s because of the festive mood and camaraderie. “There is just so much love and fun,” says Wynnell Schrenk, another former chair. “It’s just so exciting. It’s like a parade of everyone you love looking gorgeous, and we’re just thankful we can be a part of this community.” If Hats sets the tone for season as much as it signals its start, then Naples may be in for a particularly creative stretch. Jody Lippes, this year’s chair,

From left: Connie Vandenberg, Jody Lippes, Mary Ann Bindley, Karen Scott, and Wynnell Schrenk, all members of the Naples Botanical Garden Sustaining Leadership Council.

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conceived a theme that drew from her love of contemporary art and is rooted in the garden’s design. “I’ve always been intrigued by Henri Rousseau,” says Lippes, referring to the nineteenthcentury French painter known for his exotic landscapes. “The interesting thing about his career is he had no teacher other than nature. He was self-taught. ... Everything he learned about nature, animals, and Jane Purdy Berger, Kathleen van Bergen exotic plants either came from illustrations in childhood books or visits to botanical gardens in Paris.” She titled this year’s event “Rousseau’s Parisian Garden.” Proceeds support the garden’s operation and mission, and each season, event organizers also hold a fund-a-need appeal for a specific endeavor. This year’s initiative, Garden for All—in collaboration with the United Way of Collier County—seeks 72

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to make the garden more affordable for working families. The effort is part of a larger Museums for All program launched by the Institute of Museum and Library Services in 2014. About 400 cultural institutions nationwide participate, and the garden is the first in Southwest Florida to do so. To Lippes, the initiative pairs perfectly with the event’s theme. She hopes the garden ignites curiosity and exposes guests to places they might never see, just as Rousseau learned about regions that differed from Paris through botanical gardens and books. Naples Botanical Garden celebrates the flora and cultures found along the twentysixth latitude, including areas such as Brazil, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean. Hats in the Garden includes a fashion show, a featured floral designer, and a potted amaryllis for each guest to take home. For this year’s event, Lippes made a special phone call to secure the fashion designer—to her stepson, Adam Lippes, who is based in

Hats in the Garden was born out of a chance encounter on a flight decades ago between Dublin, Ireland, and New York City. Jane Purdy Berger, a future grande dame of Naples, was getting ready to settle in Columbus, Ohio, after a stint abroad. On that flight, she found herself seated next to designer Carleton Varney. They’d started their journey in a bit of a tussle over seat assignments, but by the end, Varney offered to be Berger’s first speaker for a hats-themed luncheon she wanted to host for the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden in Columbus. Even though she hadn’t made inroads at the conservatory yet, the stage was set. Berger succeeded in organizing the event, Varney held true to his word, and the luncheon has become a tradition there. Berger sought to replicate the event in Naples upon her arrival here in 1999. The first Hats in the Garden was held in 2004—six years before the main garden opened—in a tent in a parking lot with co-chairs Leslie Fogg, Barbara Finn, and Anne LaGrippe. The first course was a salad, placed in hatboxes that Berger and fellow volunteers had handdecorated with bursts of faux flowers. “It was so beautiful,” Berger recalls. Hats now attracts about 600 guests annually, and last year, it raised more than $815,000. Berger’s not one to brag, but she certainly has bragging rights because the event had been predicted to fail. “Everyone we discussed this with said, ‘You cannot have an event in November. No one will come. No one will come from Chicago. No one will come from Maine. No one will come from anywhere,’” she says. “And of course, it sold out immediately, and it was the only thing on the calendar in Naples before Christmas.” And so it has remained—the region’s premier pre-holiday event, the unofficial start to season, and the annual reunion for those who spend their summers elsewhere. “But the key thing is to know how much it contributes to the garden,” Berger says. “To me, that’s the No. 1 thing.”

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Below: Donna McGinnis (left), president and CEO of Naples Botanical Garden, with Lela Rose and Peter Schuette. Right: Last year’s Hats in the Garden guests received bags from Garden District of Naples.

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Three Sustaining Leadership Council executive committee members share what Naples Botanical Garden and Hats mean to them:

New York and will show his latest collection. “It’s just such a magical place,” he says of Naples Botanical Garden. “What’s not to love? As a person, gardens are important to me. I spend all my summers outside working on them. As a designer, working with florals is important to me.” His line features a floral collection designed using actual bouquets. He works with floral designers who create arrangements using whatever color palette Lippes has conceived. Those bouquets are then photographed threedimensionally and printed on fabric in Milan. This year’s floral designer is Lewis Miller, who also lives in New York. Miller is known for his “flower flash” in which he or his crew slip into public spaces—anything from fountains to subway stops to trash cans—and adorn them with breathtaking floral arrangements. “I thought, ‘How fabulous would that be if somebody did that in Naples?’” Jody Lippes says. Another special touch is the amaryllis bulbs given to guests, compliments of Connie Vandenberg, a member of the Sustaining Leadership Council, which is the garden’s philanthropic arm. (Bindley and Schrenk are members as well.) Vanderberg and her husband, John, who serves on the garden’s board of directors, have provided the flowers for

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about 12 years. “It’s wonderful,” she says. “We get so many compliments, but it’s not for us. We want guests to go home and remember the garden.” The council was formed about 10 years ago to address the garden’s financial needs and currently has 43 members. “There’s just this fantastic camaraderie to being involved,” says Karen Scott, a council member and former Hats chair. “It brings women together for the greater good of the garden, and it touches you when you see people walking around the garden during season, and you’ve been a part of building that legacy.” And that’s what drives Naples’ bustling social season—creating legacies and supporting social change and good works. Collier County nonprofits rely on philanthropy to accomplish a range of goals—from improving the health and well-being of children to expanding medical care to engaging older adults and more. At the garden, Hats proceeds support a range of programs, including conserving rare and endangered plants and providing services to special populations, such as those with dementia and sensory disorders. “We are so grateful to the members of the Sustaining Leadership Council and all of those who support the work of the garden,” says Donna McGinnis, president and chief executive officer of the garden. “This garden was built with the vision and support of community members, and thanks to the community, we can continue to dream big as we enter our second decade.” «

“Hats in the Garden started small but now holds the coveted position of being the first and foremost charity event of the season. We started the event with lots of ‘loving hands at home,’ so to speak, complete with glue guns and handmade hats and decorations. A picnic lunch and a plant sale in the parking lot was our beginning. It has now evolved into a spectacular luncheon for guests who are committed to sustaining a world-class botanical garden in Naples.” —Leslie Fogg “I will be finishing 10 years as a board member at the end of this year, and I am most proud of my involvement with helping to bring the garden from a concept to a reality. We have built a great team that is serving the community in many, many ways. The garden is like a jewel in the crown of Naples.” —Karen Scott “Hats is ever-changing due to our incredibly talented chairwomen, but it is always the most beautiful event in Naples because the entire garden becomes a runway with all of Naples as our models. This year promises to be especially romantic and lush thanks to our stylish and fabulous chair, Jody Lippes.” —Kathleen Kapnick Shelly Stayer, Kathleen Kapnick

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One of the most anticipated “openings” this season is The Baker Museum, which reopens December 1 after being closed for more than two years for extensive Hurricane Irma–induced repairs and a large-scale expansion. “With the reopening of The Baker Museum and its expanded spaces, patrons will have the opportunity to connect with our full multidisciplinary offerings in a fresh and inviting way,” says Kathleen van Bergen, CEO and president of Artis—Naples. Artis—Naples’ season as a whole will revolve around the theme of “Icons,” which, as van Bergen notes, “is inspired by the art and artists whose profound works inspire timeless experiences that bring people together across cultural lines. With the reopening of The Baker Museum and incredible programming that includes Broadway’s Hamilton, the ‘Monet to Matisse: French

Masterworks from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens’ exhibition, and a season-long celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth by the Naples Philharmonic, our 2019-2020 offerings make for a truly iconic season.” “Monet to Matisse” will be on display from December through March. Additional Baker Museum highlights include an exhibition of important works from the museum's permanent collection, as well as an Andy Warhol exhibition beginning in April. Return to Artis—Naples to catch the national tour of Hamilton (pictured), the Tony Award– winning musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton, January 1-12. The New Year also marks the return of Art After Hours on the last Wednesday of every month when admission to all museum exhibitions is free and live musical performances accompany the fine art. (artisnaples.org)

HAMILTON, PART DEUX: EXPECT STRONG DEMAND FOR HAMILTON TICKETS. IF YOU CAN’T SCORE SOME FOR THE ARTIS—NAPLES RUN, HEAD NORTH TO FORT MYERS BECAUSE THE BARBARA B. MANN PERFORMING ARTS HALL WILL ALSO HOST THE HIT MUSICAL JANUARY 14-26. (BBMANNPAH.COM)

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The tranquility of nature combines with the beauty of music during Night Lights: 10 Years Aglow at Naples Botanical Garden from November 29 to January 5. During these special evenings, guests can explore the garden, which will be decked out in impressive light displays, and enjoy live performances from the Opera Naples Youth Orchestra, Naples Ballet, and musicians from Artis—Naples, among others. (naplesgarden.org)

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Prior to the tenth annual Fort Myers Film Festival, May 6-10, festival organizers present TGIM (Thank God for Indie Mondays) the first Monday of every month through March at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. At these screenings, judges present entries and ask for audience feedback as they select films for the festival. Also in Lee County, ArtFest Fort Myers turns 20 in 2020, with its special anniversary show taking place in the city’s downtown district February 1-2. In addition to more than 200 artists, the festival hosts a chalk art competition and displays “We Are Overflowing,” an exhibit that spotlights the importance of recycling. (fortmyersfilmfestival.com; artfestfortmyers.com) NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | NOVEMBER 2019

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This season, several arts organizations are celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with concerts dedicated to the famed German composer. Classic Chamber Concerts kicks off its twenty-fifth season on December 16 (which most scholars believe to be Beethoven’s birthdate) with an all-Beethoven program featuring works written during Beethoven’s very rich “middle period” of composing, performed by Orion Weiss, Yura Lee, and Clive Greensmith. Classic Chamber Concerts continues the Beethoven theme January 20 with the Formosa Quartet and March 9 with the Miro Quartet featuring Clive Greensmith. “Beethoven represents the classical ideal,” says Michael Finn, artistic director of Classic Chamber Concerts. “His music has resonated with audiences for centuries, ennobling the spirit and challenging the status quo. He was a revolutionary figure who transcended the ordinary to create works of sublime quality. My personal opinion is that the music will continue to touch people much the same as a painting by Rembrandt or Monet expresses the ideal. Classic Chamber Concerts has the opportunity to present works composed in chronological order at our December concert, as well as a survey of string quartets written throughout Beethoven’s life in concerts in January and March. This special season honoring Beethoven will be a rare treat for our audience.” (naplesccc.org) 78

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ARTIS—NAPLES ALSO PAYS TRIBUTE TO BEETHOVEN ALL SEASON. HE IS THE TOPIC OF A LECTURE SERIES, “BEETHOVEN: THE UNEXPECTED,” COVERING THE PAST (JANUARY 10), HIS TIME (FEBRUARY 28), THE FUTURE (MARCH 20), AND TODAY (APRIL 10). HIS MUSIC IS A PROMINENT COMPONENT IN THE SYPERT SALON SERIES, AND AT LEAST ONE OF HIS COMPOSITIONS IS FEATURED IN EVERY ONE OF THE POPULAR MASTERWORKS CONCERTS, CULMINATING WITH A PRESENTATION OF HIS NINTH SYMPHONY, MAY 7-9. (ARTISNAPLES.ORG) Yura Lee

Gulf Coast Symphony will team up with Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers to present “Beethoven at 250” March 1, with a program including Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Ningxin Zhan, a 13-year-old piano prodigy, will join the symphony for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major. (gulfcoastsymphony.org) Southwest Florida Symphony’s fourth Masterworks concert of the season, scheduled for March 21, will be all about Beethoven and include Leonore Overture No. 3, Piano Concerto No. 4, and Symphony No. 6. (swflso.org)

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5 View paintings by AmericanVenezuelan artist Arturo Correa at the United Arts Council of Collier County’s Fourth Avenue North gallery January 6 to February 26. His works, which often disregard perspective or horizon, manipulate figures, text, and contemporary and historic imagery in a collaged manner. (uaccollier.org)

7 Solarplate prints by artist Andy Owen will be on view at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary February 1 to March 30 in an exhibition coordinated in conjunction with the United Arts Council of Collier County. (uaccollier.org)

6 The Florida Gulf Coast University Jazz Combo will perform at the January 30 opening reception of “Presence: Ran Adler,” a large-scale installation of nature-themed pieces made with organic materials, on

8 It will be a fashionable March at the Marco Island Center for the Arts as it welcomes “Flash: 50 Years of Fashion,” March 9 to April 7. The interpretative editorial photography exhibition was curated by Tamara Boxx, fashion editor for eBella, which is co-presenting the show. (marcoislandart.org)

AT A GLANCE: MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE EIGHT ART EXHIBITS AND EVENTS

1 The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center will present the juried show “Natural Selections: 2019 Painting Annual” November 5 to January 9. (rookerybay.org) 2 Artists capture the “Beauty of Collier County” with works inspired by the county’s more than 30 parks, on view November 15 to January 17 at the North Collier Regional Park exhibit hall. (naplesart.org)

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3 Naples Botanical Garden marks its tenth anniversary with “Inner Beauty: A Photographic Celebration of Naples Botanical Garden,” featuring the work of Paul Osborn, November 15 to January 5. (naplesgarden.org) 4 In “Water Works: Artistic Celebration of Our Most Vital Resource,” on display at the Naples Art Association November 26 to January 5, artists represent water in various media, including

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Just in time for Veterans Day, the Hyacinth Series at Moorings Presbyterian Church will present “A Salute to Our Veterans” November 10. The show will star Company B, an Andrews Sisters tribute, accompanied by Art Martin and the Melbourne Swing Lite Band. (mooringschurch.org) This year, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society in Sanibel will celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, named for the Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling. The free visitor and education center will host a Clyde Butcher photo exhibition November 13 to February 5, as well as the inaugural Project Refuge: A Couture Fashion Show Using Trash and Twist-Tie-Optional Luncheon on March 10. (dingdarlingsociety.org) The first-ever Fringe Fort Myers theater festival will occur April 22-26 and boast 48 performances on four stages. Organizers say the festival will maintain long-standing Fringe traditions of being 100 percent uncensored and inclusive. “Fringe brings anything from one-person shows to dance to magic to puppetry to stand-up,” says Bill Taylor, founding artistic director. “It is a chance for audiences to celebrate the diversity of the performing arts and take a chance on new work by some incredible artists.” (artinlee.org/fringe)

ON NOVEMBER 10, THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM & COHEN EDUCATION CENTER WILL CELEBRATE ITS NEW FACILITY WITH FREE ADMISSION, TOURS, TALKS, AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES. THE LARGER SPACE PRESENTS THE HOLOCAUST CHRONOLOGICALLY, FROM PRE-WWII LIFE THROUGH THE POST-WAR PERIOD, AND INCLUDES NEW EXHIBITIONS ABOUT DISPLACED PERSONS’ CAMPS AND GENOCIDES IN THE MODERN ERA. FROM JANUARY 2 THROUGH MARCH 31, THE MUSEUM WILL HOST “ART AND PROPAGANDA IN NAZI-OCCUPIED HOLLAND,” A TRAVELING EXHIBIT OF WWII DUTCH RESISTANCE ART AND OFFICIAL PROPAGANDA BASED ON THREE COLLECTIONS FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE ANNE FRANK CENTER FOR MUTUAL RESPECT. AMONG THE FEATURED ITEMS WILL BE ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS BY A MEMBER OF THE DUTCH RESISTANCE AND PROPAGANDA POSTERS DISTRIBUTED BY THE NAZI-CONTROLLED DUTCH GOVERNMENT TO ENCOURAGE CITIZENS TO SUPPORT THE GERMANS.(HOLOCAUSTMUSEUMSWFL.ORG) THE EXHIBIT WILL ALSO INCLUDE LINOLEUM AND WOODCUT PRINTS BY A DUTCH ARTIST COMMEMORATING THE SUFFERING OF THE DUTCH PEOPLE UNDER THE GERMAN OCCUPATION. (HOLOCAUSTMUSEUMSWFL.ORG)

This season, the Southwest Florida Symphony spotlights an eclectic side of classical music. On February 29, it will present “Mashupapaloza,” a program that merges classic compositions with popular artists, such as Bach and Bruno Mars. Then, on May 16, as part of its Brave New Music series, it will stage “Symphabulous! A Symphonic Drag Show,” featuring The Voice finalist Chris Weaver and his drag persona, Nedra Belle. Both concerts will take place at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. (swflso.org)

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In addition to main-stage performances of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (February 21 to March 15) and The Waverly Gallery (April 10-26), The Studio Players will present three oneact comedies, including two by local playwright Natalie King, November 15 to December 1 at the Golden Gate Community Center. In King’s Where is Man?, an owl, cat, dog, and mockingbird enter a home while the people are away and hear the voice of God— or is it Alexa? Her Saved by the Bell is set at a sports bar on speed-dating night. “There are nine characters but only four actors,” King says. “The novelty is how the amazing Kristin Voit plays all six women—including a sex kitten, raging feminist, and ‘Lois with a lisp’—who hit on one man.” (thestudioplayers.org)

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GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE Gulfshore Playhouse will stage Native Gardens, featuring the return of Broadway performers Maureen Silliman and Bill Parry, January 11 to February 2. “A fairly new play written by Karen Zacarias, Native Gardens touches on timely and relevant topics that will resonate with today’s audiences,” Readers at The Marco Players’ Reader’s Theater

THE MARCO PLAYERS In addition to its main productions, including Tango at Two-Thirty by Naples resident Carole Fenstermacher (February 5-23), The Marco Players is expanding its one-act Reader’s Theater series, with performances slated for December 1, January 12, February 16, March 22, and April 26. “Our patrons enjoy the brevity of the one-act plays, which are creative and funny,” says artistic director Beverly Dahlstrom. (themarcoplayers.com)

THEATREZONE TheatreZone will present numerous Florida premieres this season, including Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera (February 6-16), which draws inspiration from the 1994 media scandal surrounding ice skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan. (theatre.zone)

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The Mother Teresa Museum at Ave Maria University, which opened earlier this year, is the only U.S. museum honoring Mother Teresa that is officially recognized by the Missionaries of Charity. The free, 3,300-square-foot facility features an exact replica of Mother Teresa’s room in Calcutta, the crucifix from her personal rosary, a piece of her threadbare sari, handwritten letters, and other memorabilia. The museum idea originated with university president Jim Towey, who visited Calcutta in 2013 and spoke with Sister Prema, Mother Teresa’s successor, about a way to honor Mother Teresa’s legacy. “I told her it has been 15 years since Mother died, and no one in the U.S. or academia is promoting her legacy,” says Towey. “What’s worse, our students were toddlers when she died, and so she might as well be Joan of Arc for the little they know of Mother. She gave permission for us to do this project.” Michael O’Donnell, director of the Mother Teresa Project, says, “One of the primary motivators behind the Mother Teresa Museum is to perpetuate knowledge of and devotion to St. Teresa of Calcutta. We hope that this peaceful refuge instills a joy in students, community members, and visitors that inspires them to serve those most in need.” (motherteresaproject.org)

says Kristen Coury, Gulfshore Playhouse’s founder and producing artistic director. “By addressing difficult subjects such as race, division, social hierarchies, and biases, and mixing it with humor, Native Gardens challenges audiences to talk openly about our differences.” (gulfshoreplayhouse.org)

The holiday season begins at The Naples Players with a festive love story. From November 27 to December 22, the company will stage She Loves Me, a Tony Award–winning musical that served as the inspiration for the film You’ve Got Mail. Then, put on a happy face for the musical comedy Bye Bye Birdie, March 4 to April 5. Both productions will offer sensory-friendly performances to accommodate individuals with special needs. (naplesplayers.org) NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | NOVEMBER 2019

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PERUSE OUR TIMELINE OF MUSTATTEND LOCAL CONCERTS Last month, the Naples Concert Band began its forty-eighth season of free concerts at Cambier Park. Additional dates are set for November 10, December 18, January 19, February 9, March 1, March 28, and April 19. (naplesconcertband.org) Relive the hits of the classic comedy when the Official Blues Brothers revue takes the Hinman

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and performing at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration. (swfleventcenter.com)

For those who love the holidays—and love to sing—Voices of Naples invites you to sing along at its seventh annual Messiah concert, November 24 at Naples United Church of Christ. Scores will be available for rent at the door. (voicesofnaples.org)

Romance and tragedy go hand in hand in Puccini’s La Bohème. Opera Naples will stage this classic opera—which served as the inspiration for the musical Rent—at Artis—Naples’ Hayes Hall December 11 and 12. Other highlights include the Opera Stars Concert series featuring soprano Jennifer Rowley (November 15) and tenor Issachah Savage (February 4). (operanaples.org)

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At 80 years young, Mavis Staples continues to tour and will bring her Grammy Award–winning rhythm and blues and gospel music to the Southwest Florida Event Center in Bonita Springs December 4. The Kennedy Center honoree has been a fixture of American music for more than 60 years and a witness to many historic moments, including marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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After the golfers leave the course, the musicians take the stage. QBE Shootout officials have added Live Fest to the tournament December 14. Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker will headline the concert at the Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. (livefest.com) Gulfshore Opera calls Amahl and the Night Visitors the Nutcracker of Christmas operas. The company

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But wait, there’s more! Visiting artists coming to Artis—Naples this season include Mandy Patinkin (January 19), The Beach Boys (February 16), Sutton Foster (February 23), Gladys Knight (March 1), Kenny G (March 4), Trisha Yearwood (March 14), and Patti LaBelle (April 3). (artisnaples.org)

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will tour the hour-long production, sung in English, to three churches in Naples, Bonita Springs, and Punta Gorda, December 27-29. (gulfshoreopera.org)

The Stardust Memories Big Band will perform January through April on select Monday nights at Cambier Park in Naples and Tuesday nights at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. “Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw” is the theme for February 11 and 17, and “Sinatra” takes precedence March 2 and 3. (stardustmemoriesbigband.com) The Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus presents its forty-fourth annual spring concert, “Decades of Harmony,” February 28 at North Naples Methodist Church. The evening will feature Main Street, the 2011 International Quartet Champions, and Stand-By, an up-and-coming youth quartet that earned first place at the 2017 Harmony Explosion Quartet Competition. (paradisecoastmen.org)

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From December through April, two-time Grammynominated vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire will travel across Alligator Alley from Miami monthly for concerts at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, including a February 23 performance of Handel’s Acis and Galatea. The group will close out its season in Naples with Handel’s Messiah April 16. “The last time Seraphic Fire performed the complete Messiah was in 2004,” says founder and artistic director Patrick Dupré Quigley. “Our audiences have grown and changed since that time—and so have we. We felt the time was right to revisit this classic piece and to present it during a time of year (Easter) when concert audiences are less likely to have experienced hearing it.” (seraphicfire.org)

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The Sanibel Music Festival Celebrates its thirty-fourth year throughout March. Highlights include the Boston Chamber Music Society with harp superstar Ann Hobson Pilot (March 10) and the Emerson String Quartet, winners of nine Grammy Awards (March 28). (sanibel musicfestival.org)

THE MUSIC FOUNDATION OF GREATER NAPLES CELEBRATES THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, WHICH HAS PROVIDED MORE THAN 1,100 MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH MORE THAN $750,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS. THE ORGANIZATION WILL HONOR THIS OCCASION WITH A SPECIAL CONCERT AT BOWER CHAPEL FEBRUARY 29, FEATURING 12 PAST SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS SUCH AS ALDEN GATT, ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR AND REPETITEUR WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO OPERA; JASON PYSZKOWSKI, PRINCIPAL VIOLIST IN THE AMERICAN BACH ENSEMBLE AND DIRECTOR OF THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA; AND NADIA MARSHALL, A SOPRANO WHO HAS PERFORMED WITH THE CHICAGO SUMMER OPERA AND OPERA NAPLES. (MUSIC FOUNDATIONNAPLES.ORG) «

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eenagers Emanuel and Marvin Ramos Jr. are growing up in Naples without their parents, and their plight tugged so severely at Laura Barnard’s heart that she sprang into action to create a charity to help other children who face similar challenges. The retired special education teacher, who also taught English as a second language, had hired the boys’ father to paint her house, then later discovered that he had been deported in 2017 after living in Naples for 20 years. Emanuel and Marvin’s mother, and their 3-yearold brother, returned to Guatemala after she learned that her husband was in the hospital. But she left the older boys behind—they’re American citizens—in hopes that they would have a better life. “I wanted to see what I could do to help this family,” Barnard says. “So I started calling immigration attorneys in town. I was directed to Sister Maureen Kelleher, who’s an attorney with Legal Aid Service of Collier County. There

are so many good charities here that people get involved in, but after I met Sister Maureen, I knew this is what I had to do. She was my spark. She’s like Mother Teresa, but she’s a lawyer.” What Barnard did was rally a group of artists to donate items for an auction to benefit Legal Aid. She’d taken up painting as a hobby and figured her passion would be the perfect way to fuel her philanthropic goal. “I went to Phil Fisher’s gallery, told him the story, and asked if he thought people would donate art to help,” says Barnard, who moved to the Paradise Coast from Connecticut in 1993. Fisher gave her 10 names, and then a second Naples-based painter, Paul Arsenault, jumped in to help. Says Eileen Arsenault, who owns Arsenault Studio & Banyan Arts Gallery with her husband: “We feel strongly that there are a lot of people who don’t get justice because they can’t afford lawyers. To have a group in the community that can help people get that representation just

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makes the world more fair for everybody.” The Arsenaults hosted a party for the artists at their gallery in February to launch the first Art Aid Naples online auction that featured pieces by 30 local artists and raised more than $25,000. This season’s auction, which will be held February 8-16, will showcase donations from 45 artists and counting. “This has touched a lot of hearts since it started because people are realizing that what we’re doing is helping so many families,” Barnard says. “The artists want to be a part of it.” Legal Aid helped Emanuel, 16, get his uncle appointed as legal guardian. His brother, Marvin Jr., is now 18. In addition to helping 94

immigrants, the organization provides free civil legal advice to all Collier County residents based on need. Attorneys represent everyone from low-income families and children to veterans and victims of domestic abuse. They also assist senior citizens with Medicare and Medicaid issues, help with housing issues, protect victims of trafficking, assist with deportation issues, and more. Barnard hopes that this season’s Art Aid Naples, which includes a second event called Quick Draw on November 23 at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, will raise even more money. Quick Draw will feature more than 25 artists who’ll spend just three hours creating

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a painting that will immediately be auctioned to guests. Kelleher, who retired from Legal Aid this year but still volunteers there, has been helping Collier County residents since 1984. Based in Immokalee, the 81-year-old nun became a lawyer to assist the poor and those without legal papers. “Thanks to the money from Art Aid Naples along with other new funding, we now have the ability to handle many more cases,” she says. While Barnard insists that the nun is the driving force behind the fundraiser, Kelleher credits the former teacher. “Laura is so committed because of her personal experience of seeing a family divided by deportation,” Kelleher says. “Laura has an inspiration from the family that she knew. She is so on fire with her mission that she brings people along.” Some of those people include local artists such as Dennis Goodman, Cynthia and Steve Adams, Cesar Aguilera, and Popo Flanigan, who will donate her art again this year for the online auction and participate in Quick Draw. “What I like about it is that everyone needs help from time to time,” she says. “It’s really wonderful that they have such a thing for people who can’t afford a lawyer.” Aguilera, curator at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers for two years, will be joining the effort for the first time this season and is recruiting other artists. “I think, being an immigrant myself, that I know what

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people might go through,” he says. “I definitely want to help people who have fewer resources.” Barnard, meanwhile, recruited help as well when she launched the event. Her husband, Rick, created the website (artaidnaples.com), and her daughter Emily Rose wrote the press releases. Other volunteers produced videos and handled social media. “It was heartbreaking for me to see parents and children separated,” she says. “I feel like I have a really charmed life. I get to travel. I get to play tennis. I get to do my art. But these things don’t fulfill me like teaching did. I couldn’t sleep at night knowing that I wasn’t doing something to help.” « NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | NOVEMBER 2019

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TOP DENTISTS Naples Illustrated’s

On the following pages find 192 of the Top Dentists as chosen by their colleagues. We profile some of the most skilled dentists practicing in Collier and Lee counties.

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ENDODONTICS Heather Adu-Sarkodie Essential Endodontics 14171 Metropolis Ave. Fort Myers 239-728-3636 essentialendodontics.com Scott Baur Your Endodontic Specialist 24820 Burnt Pine Dr. Bonita Springs 239-676-1079 yesendo.com Patrick J. Carrigan Bayview Dental Arts 1001 Tenth Ave. S. Naples 239-360-9476 bayviewdentalarts.com

ABOUT THE LIST Naples Illustrated partnered with the firm Professional Research Services, which asked licensed Lee and Collier county dentists who they would recommend in the area for dental care. Dentists were allowed to name up to three colleagues in each specialty. Nominees were then evaluated on the basis of the survey results, the status of their licenses, and their standing with The Florida Board of Dentistry. Qualifying dentists who received the highest number of votes are reflected on the following list.

Andrew D’Amelio Endodontic Specialists of Naples 973 Michigan Ave. Naples 239-263-1644 naplesendodontist.com

Christopher A. Widmer Florida Root Canal Specialists 4959 Castello Dr. Naples 239-482-5311

Carmen Aulino Dr. Carmen Aulino 13981 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers 239-333-1140 draulino.com

Nathan Dewsnup Bonita Endodontics 8899 Timberwilde Dr. Bonita Springs 239-498-7668 bonitaendo.com

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Darlenn Ayan Ayan Dentistry 900 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 239-732-9000 ayandentistry.com

Wayne M. Dubin Dr. Wayne M. Dubin 6385 Presidential Ct. Fort Myers 239-454-1661 fortmyersendo.com Gustavo Fuentes Southwest Endodontics 13650 Metropolis Ave. Fort Myers 239-561-3636 Donald H. Lemire Jr. Bonita Endodontics 8899 Timberwilde Dr. Bonita Springs 239-498-7668 bonitaendo.com Vincent C. Lovetto Jr. Associates in Endodontics, PA 3641-A Tenth St. N. Naples 239-261-3017 aie-naples.com Juan Rodriguez Pelican Endodontics, PA 11181 Health Park Blvd. Naples 239-596-3636 pelicanendo.com Scott Shwedel Naples Endodontics 4521 Executive Dr. Naples 239-593-8844 rootcanalnaples.com Timothy Talbott Naples Endodontics 4521 Executive Dr. Naples 239-593-8844 rootcanalnaples.com

Romelio Abreu Abreu Dental 4280 Tamiami Trl. E. Naples 239-530-7100 Lazaro Acosta Pine Ridge Dental Wellness 3545 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples 239-260-7749 pineridgedentalwellness.com Devki Adi Fiddle Sticks Dental Care 13650 Fiddlesticks Blvd. Fort Myers 239-225-1145 fiddlesticksdental.com Matthew W. Allen IV Matthew W. Allen IV, DDS 1871 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers 239-936-7207 drmatthewallen.com

Diana M. Barajas Estero Dental Care 9911 Corkscrew Rd. Estero 239-948-5900 esterodental.com Shannon Bennett Shannon Bennett, DMD 8900 Gladiolus Dr. Fort Myers 239-334-2242 shannonbennettdmd.com Gery Benza Galleria Dentistry 9140 Galleria Ct. Naples 239-206-8003 galleriadentistry.com

Maria M. Almeyda Maria M. Almeyda, DDS 3000 Immokalee Rd. Naples 239-597-7818

Ricardo Bocanegra Porto Fino Dental 6805 Porto Fino Cir. Fort Myers 239-482-8806 portofinodental.org

Evelyn Arellano Dental Designs 5048 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-262-6364 topdentaldesigns.com

Steven Boe Boe, Page & Page Dental Group 4953 Castello Dr. Naples 239-263-2122 thenaplesdentists.com

Dawn Arena Collier Dental Studio 3400 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-234-6368 collierdentalstudio.com

Alberto E. Bolanos Charming Smiles of Naples 4060 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples 239-304-1974 charmingsmilesofnaples.com

Miguel Argumosa Pediatric Dentistry 9510 Bonita Beach Rd. Bonita Springs 239-333-2990 swfl-pediatricdentistry.com

Patricia Botero Gulfside Dental 4680 Cardinal Way Naples 239-774-3017 gulfsidedentalnaples.com

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BAYVIEW DENTAL ARTS

It is an honor that all three of the specialists at Bayview Dental Arts have been chosen for the second consecutive year as Naples Top Dentists in Prosthodontics and Endodontics! Drs. Scherder, Hedgepath, and Carrigan have been providing the Naples area with superior dental care for over 10 years. Their world class dental facility provides patients the ability to experience the highest standards in dental health and cosmetics. Edward A. Scherder DMD, JD is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and received his Graduate degree in Prosthodontics. Prosthodontics is a specialty branch of dentistry that focuses on restorative, replacement and function through modern advancements and technology. As the founder of Bayview Dental Arts in 2007, Dr. Scherder has a commitment to maintaining the cornerstones of his practice — compassion, skill, ethics, and technology. Robert C. Hedgepath DMD is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. As a fellow specialist in Prosthodontics, Dr. Hedgepath joined the practice in 2011 bringing an array of

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expertise. His expertise focuses on the maintenance of optimum oral function, comfort, and appearance through the use of Invisalign or crowns and veneers. From bridge work to partials and dentures, he offers the very best in dental care! Patrick J. Carrigan DMD is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He continued his training in a post dental specialty residency at Temple University School of Dentistry where he received his certification in Endodontics (Root Canal Dentistry). Dr. Carrigan has had articles published in the Journal of Endodontics and has earned numerous awards including recognition as an Alumni of Distinction from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and the Louis Seiden Award for Clinical Excellence. He has been recognized with The Top Dentist Award consistently since 2007 from Pittsburgh to Naples! Let one of the specialists at Bayview Dental Arts help you assess your smile! Dr’s Scherder, Hedgepath, and Carrigan will determine the best treatment options available to maintain the health of your smile and create the look you have always dreamed of!

Edward A. Scherder , Robert C. Hedgepath, Patrick J. Carrigan Bayview Dental Arts 1001 10th Avenue South, Suite 218 | Naples | 239-434-5545 | bayviewdentalarts.com

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GEORGE M. MANTIKAS, DMD, LLC

GENERAL DENTISTRY (cont.) Thomas Brick Thomas Brick, DMD 855 Central Ave. Naples 239-262-1341 drbrickdmd.com Mark D. Bronner Mark D. Bronner, DMD 26800 S. Tamiami Trl. Bonita Springs 239-498-1105 markbdmd.com Andrea Cameron Cameron Dental Studio 9400 Fountain Medical Ct. Bonita Springs 239-307-5445 camerondentalstudio.com

Dr. Mantikas graduated from St. Johns University in New York, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and later graduated with honors from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. He continues his pursuit of excellence and education as a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and Florida and Connecticut Dental Associations. Dr. Mantikas served multiple terms as President of the Middlesex Dental Society, and was on staff at Middlesex Hospital for over twenty years, also serving as a mentor for the University of Connecticut Dental School. After over 20 years of dentistry in Connecticut, Dr. Mantikas opened a practice in Naples. His goal is to provide progressive, comprehensive dentistry in a warm, caring environment. His practice is one of the few in Southwest Florida to offer oral DNA testing to determine susceptibility to a wide range of systemic diseases, based upon bacteria present in the mouth. Dr. Mantikas strives to build individual relationships with his patients, stressing optimal dental fitness.

George M. Mantikas, DMD, LLC 5100 Tamiami Trail N | Naples 239-262-6000 drmantikasfl.com

William Campbell Jr. Park Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 690 Goodlette-Frank Rd. N. Naples 239-206-1500 myparkdental.com Kenia Campos Pebblebrooke Dentistry 15275 Collier Blvd. Naples 239-348-7383 pebblebrookedentistry.com John Cancelliere The Dentistry in Naples 1001 Crosspointe Dr. Naples 239-566-2422 vitals.com Sam Cancelliere The Dentistry in Naples 1001 Crosspointe Dr. Naples 239-566-2422 thedentistrynaples.com Vincent P. Cardinale Cardinale Dentistry 1019 Crosspointe Dr. Naples 239-249-3619 cardinaledentistry.com

Joseph A. Castor Castor Dental Associates 785 Central Ave. Naples 239-300-4635 castordentalassociates.com Miguel A. Castro Miguel A. Castro, DDS 4619 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-262-3202 Deirdre C. Catlin Catlin Dental, PA 4447 Camino Real Way Fort Myers 239-936-7400 catlindental.com Jaren O. Catlin Catlin Dental, PA 4447 Camino Real Way Fort Myers 239-936-7400 catlindental.com Parisa Chamani Towncare Dental 6150 Diamond Center Ct. Fort Myers 239-243-9238 towncaredental.com Brian G. Childs Gulf Shore Cosmetic and Family Dentistry 225 Banyan Blvd. Naples 239-262-8200 Jessica Cohen Cohen Dental Studio 700 Second Ave N. Naples 239-351-2000 cohendentalstudio.com Neil Cohen Cohen Dental Studio 700 Second Ave N. Naples 239-351-2000 cohendentalstudio.com Toniann Conte Conte Dental 8899 Timberwilde Dr. Bonita Springs 239-947-6646 contedental.com

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Angela Cossentino Surfside Dental, LLC 2378 Surfside Blvd. Cape Coral 239-282-1940 surfsidedentalcapecoral.com

Fady Fakhoury The Comprehensive Dentist 10911 Bonita Beach Rd. Bonita Springs 239-990-2210 thecomprehensivedentist.com

Jeffrey Crabtree Jeffrey Crabtree, DDS 2500 Tamiami N. Trl. Naples 239-775-5588

Owen F. Feeney Bonita Estero Dental Group 24940 S. Tamiami Trl. Bonita Springs 239-237-5747 bonitaesterodental.com

Val Daniyar Val Daniyar, DMD 681 Goodlette-Frank Rd. Naples 239-261-8200 shinesmile.com Jaime Davenport Premier Dental East 1729 Heritage Trl. Naples 239-304-1900 Jeremy Davey Davey Family Dentistry 661 Goodlette Rd. N. Naples 239-434-8886 daveyfamilydentistry.com Richard DelBoccio Dr. Richard DelBoccio 3467 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples 239-594-0123 yournaplesfldentist.com Scott DelBoccio Premier Dental East 1729 Heritage Trl. Naples 239-304-1900 naplesdentists.com Yesenia Drake Bonita Dental Arts 25000 Bernwood Dr. Bonita Springs 239-734-7408 bonitadentalarts.com Mohsen Ebrahim Family Dentistry at Pebblebrooke 15215 Collier Blvd. Naples 239-793-5599

Norma A. Ferrer Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida 1749 Heritage Trl. Naples 239-774-1850 healthcareswfl.org

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ANDREA CAMERON Andrea Cameron, DDS, just celebrated her twentieth year of practicing dentistry since receiving her honors Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto in 1999. She has been practicing in Naples since 2003 and recently relocated to her brand-new practice in Bonita Springs, where, with her partner, Al Djindil, DDS, she provides general, cosmetic, and specialty dental care for adults and children.

Howard Finnk Naples Center for Cosmetic Dentistry 9132 Strada Pl. Naples 239-206-4282 towncaredental.com Felipe Flores Omni Dental 4650 S. Cleveland Ave. Fort Myers 239-274-6664 Jared Ford Ford Signature Dentistry 7630 Cambridge Manor Pl. Fort Myers 239-936-5252 smilesbydocford.com Barbara Fueredi Clary & Fueredi Prosthodontics & General Dentistry 4413 Outer Dr. Naples 239-465-4150 naplesdentist.com Adriana Gabaldon Family Dentistry Naples 7219 Radio Rd. Naples 239-455-1018 familydentistrynaples.com

Andrea Cameron

Cameron Dental Studio 9400 Fountain Medical Court 101B | Bonita Springs 239-307-5445 camerondentalstudio.com

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Denise C. Gay, D.D.s., M.D.s. Dr. Gay is a Board Certified Periodontist who has been serving the Naples community for over 15 years and has been practicing periodontics and placing dental implants for over 20 years. Dr. Gay is a graduate of Georgetown University, New York University and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Gay is trained in all aspects of periodontics, the placement of dental implants and the treatment of dental implant complications including peri-implantitis. She also offers conscious sedation to ease dental anxiety. Dr. Gay has done extensive published research on oral inflammation and its connection to overall systematic health.

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Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry Restoration of Dental Implants Cerec Crowns in one appointment Digital X-Rays • Nitrous Oxide Personal attention in a relaxed atmosphere Pleasant staff that delivers the highest quality care

Richard J. Garcia Richard J. Garcia, DMD Aesthetic Dentistry 7385 Radio Rd. Naples 239-455-0898 smilesofnaples.com Junée F. Gardy Junée F. Gardy, DDS, PA 1044 Castello Dr. Naples 239-262-1233 thecosmeticdentistofnaples.com Rich Gilbert Pelican Landing Dental 23451 Walden Center Dr. Bonita Springs 239-449-0752 pelicanlandingdental.com Burton P. Golumbic Burton P. Golumbic 3376 Woods Edge Cir. Bonita Springs 239-498-9666 bonitaspringssmiles.com Kevin E. Goodlet Suncoast Dental Center 13040 Livingston Rd. Naples 239-301-3135 suncoastdentalcenter.com Gary N. Gordon Integrity Dental 5100 Tamiami Trl N. Naples 239-302-7241 integritydental.info Victor Grasso Ave Maria Dentistry 5064 Annunciation Cir. Ave Maria 239-919-6930 avemariadentistry.com

Dr. Gery P. Benza, Dr. Chelsea Benza, Dr. Anthony Benza

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Diana Griffith Complete Dental Care of Naples 6360 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples 239-354-5353 griffithdentistry.com

Johnn Griffith Complete Dental Care of Naples 6360 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples 239-354-5353 griffithdentistry.com Michael Guokas Suncoast Dental Center 13040 Livingston Rd. Naples 239-301-3135 suncoastdentalcenter.com Andrew P. Haidet Gulf Shore Cosmetic and Family Dentistry 225 Banyan Blvd. Naples 239-262-8200 cosmeticdentistryofnaples.com Whitney Haidet Complete Dentistry of Estero 21300 Town Commons Dr. Estero 239-249-8769 completedentistryestero.com Thomas P. Hale Smiles by Hale 9180 Galleria Ct. Naples 239-593-0880 smilesbyhale.com James B. Hansen II James B. Hansen II, DDS, PA 85 Eighth St. N. Naples 239-262-1522 drjbhansen.com Robert E. Hendry II The Aesthetic Dental Centre 13650 Metropolis Ave. Fort Myers 239-768-5600 aestheticdentalcentre.com Matthew J. Holtan Specialists in Implant Dentistry 12052 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-593-4915 specialistsinimplantdentistry.com

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Long Huynh Park Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 690 Goodlette-Frank Rd. N. Naples 239-206-1500 myparkdental.com Shelly King Daniels Parkway Dental 6900 Daniels Pkwy. Fort Myers 239-337-5464 danielsparkwaydental.com Roger H. Koslen Roger H. Koslen, DDS 8801 Tamiami Trl. Naples 239-594-8108 naplesdds.com Gregory Lawrence Gregory Lawrence, DMD 4135 Tamiami Trl. E. Naples 239-793-3777 Stephen C. Layton Tamiami Trail Dental Care 1250 N. Tamiami Trl. Naples 239-263-4445 tamiamitraildentalcare.com Maria L. Linden Linden Dental, PA 5628 Strand Blvd. Naples 239-593-0777 lindendentalnaples.com Richard Linden Linden Dental, PA 5628 Strand Blvd. Naples 239-593-0777 lindendentalnaples.com Shamus Loftus Pelican Bay Family Dental 5811 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples 239-597-4902 pelicanbayfamilydental.com Dennis Lucas Dennis Lucas, DMD 1000 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-262-5851 drdennislucas.com

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Ford Signature Dentistry

Michael MacDonald Michael MacDonald, DDS 2388 Immokalee Rd. Naples 239-598-4333 Mark M. Makram Mark M. Makram, DDS 1726 Medical Blvd. Naples 239-719-2836 naplesfldentist.com

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George M. Mantikas George M. Mantikas, DMD 5100 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-262-6000 drmantikas.com Nicholas J. Marciano Marciano Dental Group 26711 Dublin Woods Cir. Bonita Springs 239-947-6610 marcianodental.com Jordan Martin Advanced Technology & Laser Dentistry 17640 S. Tamiami Trl. Fort Myers 239-309-2551 dentistinftmyers.com James W. Massa Massa Dental Center 2220 Venetian Ct. Naples 239-597-7333 jameswmassa.com Shane McDowell Shane McDowell, DMD 7711 Cambridge Manor Pl. Naples 239-396-0597 shanemcdowelldentistry.com Jennifer D. Meadows CoastDental & Orthodontics 2095 Ninth St. N. Naples 239-430-1515 coastdental.com Javier Mendez Naples Center for Cosmetic Dentistry 9132 Strada Pl. Naples 239-206-4282 towncaredental.com

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GENERAL DENTISTRY (cont.) Leigh Meyer Meyer Dental Care 4970 Tamiami Trl N. Naples 239-430-1000 meyerdentalcare.com Joseph Mitchell Mitchell Dentistry 32 Barkley Cir. Fort Myers 239-939-5556 mitchelldentist.com Yolanda Mitchell Mitchell Dentistry 32 Barkley Cir. Fort Myers 239-939-5556 mitchelldentist.com Dean Mourselas Gulfview Dental 501 Goodlette Rd. N. Naples 239-443-5993 gulfviewdentistry.com Angela M. Nash Legacy Dental Studio 7780 Cambridge Manor Pl. Fort Myers 239-275-7722 legacydentalstudio.com Brian M. Olitsky Smile Design by Brian M. Olitsky, DMD 24840 Burnt Pine Dr. Bonita Springs 239-992-9929 smiledesignbonita.com Christopher Page Boe, Page & Page Dental Group 4953 Castello Dr. Naples 239-263-2122 thenaplesdentists.com Patricia Pavlos Patricia Pavlos, DDS, PA 6622 Willow Park Dr. Naples 239-598-3032 pavloscosmeticdentistry.com

Josephine Perez The Smile Fairy Dental Spa 9010 Strada Stell Ct. Naples 239-254-4480 thesmilefairy.com Elizabeth Pfent All About Smiles 4089 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-434-5525 dentalnaples.com Gillian N. Plummer-Molina Vanderbilt Estates Dental 7211 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Naples 239-271-2497 vanderbiltestatesdental.com Joseph Proscia Proscia Dental 9136 Bonita Beach Rd. S.E. Bonita Springs 239-494-4574 prosciadental.com Melanie Pugh Melanie Pugh, DMD, PA 8800 Bernwood Pkwy. Bonita Springs 239-949-1805 drmelaniepugh.com Vanessa Rashid The Modern Dentist 11121 Health Park Blvd. Naples 239-591-3330 themoderndentistnaples.com D. Drew Rathbun D. Drew Rathbun, DDS 3565 Tenth St. N. Naples 239-261-5664 Alan Rembos Smiles by Rembos 4001 Tamiami Trail N. Naples 239-434-0400 smilesbyrembos.com H. Anton Richardt Naples Premier Dentistry 12840 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-494-6271 naplespremierdentistry.com

Victoria Rinando Sixth Sense Dental 28901 Trails Edge Blvd. Bonita Springs 239-913-6780 6thsensedental.com Deborah Ruddell Deborah Ruddell, DDS, PA 49 Barkley Cir. Fort Myers 239-936-8616 ruddelldental.com Jeffrey Skupny Island Coast Dentistry 1044 Castello Dr. Naples 239-572-9837 islandcoastdentistry.com Raymond Spinelli Northside Dental 1879 Veterans Park Dr. Naples 239-598-9020 Gary M. Stevens Gary M. Stevens, DMD 26 Eighth St. Bonita Springs 239-947-1113 dentist-network.com William Sullivan Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Naples 5390 Park Central Ct. Naples 239-597-4944 dentistryofnaples.com

Jordan Teder Family Dental of Fort Myers 9011 Daniels Pkwy Fort Myers 239-599-5751 familydentalfortmyers.com Walfred Torrens Torrens Dental Care 1890 S.W. Health Pkwy. Naples 239-254-7727 torrensdental.com Laura Van Varick North Naples Dental 2960 Immokalee Rd. Naples 239-514-2229 northnaplesdental.com Jose Venegas Family Dentistry of Bonita 28315 Tamiami Trl. Bonita Springs 239-949-1655 familydentistryofbonita.com Nestor Villarreal Bellaire Bay Dental Care 8821 Immokalee Rd. Naples 239-302-3731 bellairebaydentalcare.com Lee A. Welky Lee A. Welky, DMD 21740 Tamiami Trl. Estero 239-949-8286 drwelky.com

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Robert B. Zavada Robert B. Zavada, DDS, PA 1056 Goodlette-Frank Rd. Naples 239-435-0200 drzavada.com ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY Rafael Alcalde Florida Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Specialists 5150 Mason Corbin Ct. Fort Myers 239-274-3794 fomss.com Stephen Anderson Oral Facial & Implant Surgery 1537 Brantley Rd. Fort Myers 239-275-0550 ofisurgery.com Jay Cagata Oral Facial & Implant Surgery 1537 Brantley Rd. Fort Myers 239-275-0550 ofisurgery.com Gregory M. Casey Casey Oral & Facial Surgical Arts 3388 Woods Edge Cir. Bonita Springs 239-947-6637 caseysurgicalarts.com John Contino WestShore OMS Specialist 1459 Ridge St. Naples 239-263-7474 westshoreoms.com Steven J. Fontana Gulfshore Oral Surgery, PA 1585 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples 239-262-3300 gulfshoreoralsurgery.com Robert D. Gear Jr. Robert D. Gear Jr., DMD, MD 26 Barkley Cir. Fort Myers 239-277-1400 drgearoms.com

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Kevin Hall Dental Specialty Center of Fort Myers 7011 Cypress Ter. Fort Myers 239-243-9002 dentalspecialtyflorida.com Timothy Hogan Southwest Florida Oral & Facial Surgery, PA 8267 College Pkwy. Fort Myers 239-936-8151 swfofs.com Sein Moe Collier Oral Surgery and Implant Center 1890 S.W. Health Pkwy. Naples 239-254-9933 collieroralsurgery.com Robert W. Payne Robert W. Payne, DDS 1140 Goodlette Rd. Naples 239-434-6900 oralsurgeryofnaples.com Eric Reed WestShore OMS Specialist 1459 Ridge St. Naples 239-263-7474 westshoreoms.com Randolph M. Richardson Randolph M. Richardson, DMD MD 6120 Winkler Rd. Fort Myers 239-437-1500 richardsonoralsurgery.com Harvey S. Satz Southwest Florida Oral & Facial Surgery, PA 8267 College Pkwy. Fort Myers 239-936-8151 swfofs.com Mark R. Streater Southwest Florida Oral & Facial Surgery, PA 8267 College Pkwy. Fort Myers 239-936-8151 swfofs.com

T.J Tejera Southwest Florida Oral & Facial Surgery, PA 8267 College Pkwy. Fort Myers 239-936-8151 swfofs.com ORTHDONTICS Thomas E. Albert Jr. The Brace Place 5641 Naples Blvd. Naples 239-592-6300 Jason Barlock Orthodontic Specialists of Florida 960 Immokalee Rd. Naples 239-566-8449 fla4braces.com Erika Campbell Campbell Orthodontics 2367 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Naples 239-260-2100 campbellbraces.com

Michele Laboda Gulf Coast Orthodontics 14361 Metropolis Ave. Fort Myers 239-561-2258 drlaboda.com Donald Norton Norton Orthodontics 9510 Bonita Beach Rd. Bonita Springs 239-349-2560 nortonorthodontics.com Barbra Reed Reed Orthodontics 2550 Northbrooke Plaza Dr. Naples 239-596-2255 reedorthodonticsnaples.com John M. Richards John M. Richards, DDS, MS, PA Orthodontics 6300 Whiskey Creek Dr. Fort Myers 239-936-1808 drbiteright.com PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Leo R. Cullinan Leo R. Cullinan, DDS, MS 4933 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-434-0030 wildaboutbraces.com David Heald Orthodontics Exclusively 7780 Cambridge Manor Pl. Fort Myers 239-936-2175 nicesmiles.com Maryann Kriger Kriger Orthodontics 27970 Crown Lake Blvd. Bonita Springs 239-206-5503 bonitaortho.com Kim K. Kundinger Kundinger Orthodontics 1056 Goodlette-Frank Rd. Naples 239-261-7091 kundingerorthodontics.com

Anissa Ahmadi Barkley Circle Dentistry For Children 45 Barkley Cir. Fort Myers 239-939-0423 fortmyerspediatricdentist.com Miguel Argumosa Pediatric Dentistry 9510 Bonita Beach Rd. Bonita Springs 239-333-2990 swfl-pediatricdentistry.com Leanet Ascunce Main Street Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics 6726 Lone Oak Blvd. Naples 239-206-2858 mainstreetsmiles.com Jennifer Hughes Pediatric Dentistry of Naples 1879 Veterans Park Dr. Naples 239-260-7672 pediatricdentistryofnaples.com

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PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY (cont.) Joana Lastres Fantasea Pediatric Dentistry 1890 S.W. Health Pkwy. Naples 239-431-9064 fantaseapediatricdental.com

Hope McDowell Barkley Circle Dentistry For Children 45 Barkley Cir. Fort Myers 239-939-0423 fortmyerspediatricdentist.com Marilyn Sandor Naples Pediatric Dentistry 4529 Executive Dr. Naples 239-592-0800 goodcheckup.com Gerardo Santiago Children’s Dentistry of Naples 3021 Airport Pulling Rd. Naples 239-262-3898 childrensdentistryofnaples.com Erin Taylor Pediatric Dentistry 9510 Bonita Beach Rd. Bonita Springs 239-333-2990 swfl-pediatricdentistry.com PERIODONTICS Jessica C. Cohen Cohen Dental Studio 700 Second Ave N. Naples 239-351-2000 cohendentalstudio.com Grace J. Dai Grace J. Dai, DDS, MSD 3200 Bailey Ln. Naples 239-435-0880 periodontistofnaples.com Timothy S. Davis Timothy S. Davis, DDS, PA 4933 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-330-4996 naplesperiodontist.com

Cynthia Deragon Deragon & Viruet Periodontics 34 Barkley Cir. Fort Myers 239-275-6564 dentistinfortmyers.com

Bradley Piotrowski Bradley Piotrowski, DDS, MSD, LLC 1044 Castello Dr. Naples 239-263-6003 periodonticsnaples.com

Larry Dunford Waterside Aesthetic Dentistry 3209 Del Prado Blvd. Cape Coral 239-542-3141 createabeautifulsmile.com

Ryan J. Donovan Ryan J. Donovan, DMD, MS, PA 14361 Metropolis Ave. Fort Myers 239-244-3263 fortmyersfldentist.com

Vani Prabakaran PerioHealth 26649 Dublin Woods Cir. Bonita Springs 239-301-4781 periohealthswfl.com

Wendell Feliciano Engle Periodontal & Implant Dentistry 5659 Naples Blvd. Naples 239-213-1500 engleimplantdentistry.com

Bradley Engle Engle Dentistry 5659 Naples Blvd. Naples 239-213-1500 engleimplantdentistry.com

Angel Santiago George Kazakos, DMD, Angel Santiago, DMD 6323 Corporate Ct. Fort Myers 239-482-3343 implant-perio.com

Brian L. Gear Caloosa Dental 12580 University Dr. Fort Myers 239-482-7076 caloosadental.com

Denise Gay Olde Naples Periodontics 77 Eighth St. S. Naples 239-261-1401 oldenaplesperio.com George A. Hoop George A. Hoop, DDS, PA 12630 Whitehall Dr. Fort Myers 239-778-9307 wemakeyousmile.com Kenneth A. Jandik Kenneth A. Jandik, DDS, MS 1565 Matthew Dr. Fort Myers 239-275-7907 Scott F. Johnson Scott F. Johnson, DMD, MS, LLC 9170 Galleria Ct. Naples 239-254-0308 naplesperio.com George Kazakos George Kazakos, DMD, Angel Santiago, DMD 6323 Corporate Ct. Fort Myers 239-482-3343 implant-perio.com Gregory Pette Family Dentistry Naples 7219 Radio Rd. Naples 239-455-1018 familydentistrynaples.com

Jennifer F. Taschner Taschner Periodontics 1645 Medical Ln. Fort Myers 239-936-0635 taschnerperio.com Ronny S. Taschner Taschner Periodontics 1645 Medical Ln. Fort Myers 239-936-0635 taschnerperio.com Juan Teodoro Juan Teodoro, DMD 9510 Bonita Beach Rd. Bonita Springs 239-333-4343 bonitaimplants.com PROSTHODONTICS David S. Clary Clary & Fueredi Prosthodontics & General Dentistry 4413 Outer Dr. Naples 239-465-4150 naplesdentist.com Neil Cohen Cohen Dental Studio 700 Second Ave N. Naples 239-351-2000 cohendentalstudio.com

Robert Hedgepath Bayview Dental Arts 1001 Tenth Ave. S. Naples 239-360-9476 bayviewdentalarts.com David J. O’Sullivan David J. O’Sullivan, DMD 991 High Point Dr. Naples 239-262-1813 davidosullivandmd.com Miguel A. Scheel Caloosa Dental 12580 University Dr. Fort Myers 239-482-7076 caloosadental.com Edward Scherder Bayview Dental Arts 1001 Tenth Ave. S. Naples 239-360-9476 bayviewdentalarts.com Grady Scott Bonita Beach Dental 3635 Bonita Beach Rd. S.W. Bonita Springs 239-947-5858 bonitabeachdental.com

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Mussel MANIA This classic appetizer has been on the Barbatella menu since the restaurant opened in 2012. “It’s a hearty, Sicilian treatment of a traditional Italian dish,” says Jason Goddard, corporate chef for the Aielli Group. “We steam the mussels with white wine, garlic, tomatoes, and oregano. They pick up the acidity from the tomatoes, and the sauce gets infused with the juices from the mussels as they open.” While Goddard has experimented with different versions, customer demand always brings this one back. “We use wild Maine mussels or ones from Prince Edward Island, depending on the season,” he adds. “The most important thing with shellfish is to use the freshest possible ingredients, and we pride ourselves on that.” (barbatellanaples.com)

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SIP, SAVOR, AND STUDY The Grand Tasting will star Martha Stewart and local celebrity chefs including Vincenzo Betulia.

The third annual Paradise Coast Wine & Food Experience is coming to Naples November 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Cambier Park, as part of a 10-city tour sponsored by USA Today. Martha Stewart will headline this year, along with Master Sommelier Ian Cauble and the Bella twins of Bella Radici wines. Although the Meet Martha event is sold out, the life-

style diva will also take part in a cooking demonstration on The Culinary Stage. The centerpiece of the Wine & Food Experience is the Grand Tasting, featuring more than 30 chefs from area restaurants. The lineup reads like a who’s who of the Naples culinary scene including Asif Syed from 21 Spices; Jason Goddard of Barbatella, Dorona, and Sea Salt; Jacob Jasinski from Sails; and Vincenzo Betulia of Bar Tulia, Osteria Tulia, and The French. Tickets for the Grand Tasting start at $65 and include cooking demos and wine and spirits seminars in The Cellar on a first-come, first-served basis. The event will benefit the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District. (wineandfood.usatoday.com)

TACO-BOUT GOOD EATS

Judging from the line out the door and down the block, Turco Taco has been a smash hit since opening last summer. Much of the credit goes to Yavuz “Oz” Ozturk, who is committed to offering clean food that has a direct impact on both the environment and personal health. He concentrates on the kitchen while his partner, Ivo Milanoksi, focuses on the front of house. For his part, Ozturk sees nothing unusual in Turco Taco’s fusion of Middle Eastern and Mexican cuisine. “One of the most famous Mexican dishes, tacos al pastor, was actually invented by Turkish and Lebanese immigrants in Mexico in the 1920s,” he says. “The traditional, spit-roasted lamb became pork, and the thin-sliced meat was perfect in tacos.” As the father of three children, one of whom is lactose intolerant, Ozturk is an advocate for mindful eating. Every item at Turco Taco is prepared to order, and he refuses to sacrifice quality, giving up a percentage of profits to use organic produce and meat from family farms. All of his meats are free of hormones and antibiotics, and his tortillas

are handmade and gluten-free. In addition to tacos and quesadillas, Turco Taco also offers four organic salads and Pickolé popsicles, which are handmade in Miami. Although the long-term goal is to franchise the Turco Taco concept, Ozturk is focused on never losing sight of his core principles. “I want my customers to get a high-quality meal with fresh ingredients,” he says. “You should never have to choose between a quick meal and a healthy one. We want to make people’s lives better with better food.” (theturcotaco.com)

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Like Cheers, Bill’s Café is a place where everyone knows your name. They also know what you like to eat, what your children are studying in school, and where you go on vacation. Much of the credit goes to chef Bill Salley, who works in a tiny kitchen that opens onto the dining room. He chats with people as they arrive, finds out a little about them, and introduces them around if it’s their first visit. He’s even been known to organize jaunts to Off the Hook Comedy Club with his customers in his spare time. “My concept of hospitality is ‘great food, great tunes, and great friends,’” he says. The

tunes are a collection of personal favorites with an emphasis on classic rock: The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and Pink Floyd. Much like the music, the food is pure comfort fare. Bill’s Café is open for breakfast and lunch, and half the clientele orders breakfast right up until the 3 p.m. closing. The best seller is the famous BLT, and Salley says he sells nearly two dozen on a busy day. Thick slices of toast are slathered with home-

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Comfort Food DONE RIGHT Bill Salley

made, seasoned mayo, topped with vine-ripe tomato, and finished off with nine slices (a halfpound) of bacon. “Everything is made from scratch, and my cooking is clean and fresh. Beyond that, it has the appeal of comfort food—it transports people back to childhood or to an earlier and simpler time.” (239-263-2600)

NI ’s curated dining guide for Greater NAPLES THE LISTINGS The Naples area is packed with an abundance of great eateries, serving up food and drinks to satisfy every palate. Naples Illustrated has rounded up details on can’tmiss places for dining delights. = NI’s Dining Hall of Fame* *Dining establishments that have won three or more Dining Awards in the same category are inducted into NI’s Dining Hall of Fame.

AMERICAN 7TH AVENUE SOCIAL Eclectic Southern fare and craft cocktails with an outdoor patio and live music. 849 Seventh Ave. S., Naples (7thavenuesocial.com) ALEXANDER’S The tastes of American and European cuisine commingle at this fine dining establishment. 4077 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (alexandersnaples.com) BALEEN AT LAPLAYA BEACH & GOLF RESORT Dine amid elegant tropical surroundings indoors, or on the patio to soak up the view. 9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples (laplayaresort.com) THE BEVY Everything old is new again at The Bevy (short for beverage). Be sure to try the Blackberry Collins speciality cocktail, a riff on the Tom Collins. 360 Twelfth Ave. S., Naples (naplesbevy.com)

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BISTRO 821 A long-time favorite, thanks to executive chef Jesse Housman’s Natural Fusion menu. 821 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (bistro821.com) BLUEBERRY’S RESTAURANT There’s something for everyone at Blueberry’s, from a hearty skillet to an egg white scramble to pancakes. 3350 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (blueberrys-restaurant.com)  BOKAMPER’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL Kim Bokamper may have retired from football decades ago, but he’s still scoring at his locations in Estero and North Naples. 8990 Fontana Del Sol Way, Naples; 8001 Plaza Del Lago Drive, Estero (bokampers.com) BRICKTOP’S Boasting classic American dishes and an outstanding brunch featuring gems like brioche French toast and a crab benedict. 5555 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (bricktops.com) BROOKS GOURMET BURGERS AND DOGS In addition to its half-pound Black Angus beef burger, Brooks augments its menu with exotic options. 330 Ninth Street S.; 12655 Tamiami Trail E.; 843 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (brooksburgers.com) COOPER’S HAWK WINERY Signature dishes paired with Cooper’s Hawk wines. 11905 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (chwinery.com) HAROLD’S PLACE A fun, casual bar and grill that serves classic burgers, seafood, salads, and more in a tropical setting complete with a chickee bar. 2555 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (naplesharoldsplace.com) HOBNOB Elevated comfort food in a modern yet warm atmosphere. 720 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (hobnob naples.com)

KC AMERICAN BISTRO As the name implies, American regional cuisine is on tap. 885 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (kcamericanbistro.com) THE LOCAL Fresh, healthy meals dominate the menu, and its brunch is one of the best in town. 5323 Airport Pulling Road, Naples (thelocalnaples.com) M WATERFRONT GRILLE Contemporary decor, a view of the bay, and fine cuisine. 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples (mwaterfrontgrille.com) MICHELBOB’S CHAMPIONSHIP RIBS & STEAKS This family-run restaurant offers a full bar and a comprehensive menu of barbecue favorites. 371 Airport Pulling Road N., Naples (michelbobs.com) RIDGWAY BAR & GRILL Master chef Tony Ridgway continues wowing diners with classic American cuisine. 1300 Third St. S., Naples (ridgwaybarandgrill.com) THE ROOSTER There’s a new menu every week, and the flavor is distinctly Southern. 600 Goodlette Road N. Suite 101, Naples (theroosternaples.com) SEASONS 52 A rotating menu of healthy, seasonal dishes and international wines. 8930 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (seasons52.com) SOUTH STREET GRILL Inspired by the bars and clubs on the Philadelphia street of the same name, South Street pairs home-style specialties with diverse live music. 1410 Pine Ridge Road Suite 4, Naples (southstreetnaples.com)  TAVERN ON THE BAY This popular sports bar boasts huge televisions, great comfort food, and a lovely view of the Gordon River. 489 Bayfront Place, Naples (tavernonthebay.net) NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | NOVEMBER 2019

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in Naples, the Tommy Bahama laid-back lifestyle is full throttle in this festive eatery and bar. 1220 Third St. S., Naples (tommybahama.com) TRUE FOOD KITCHEN The menu at this healthy chain features anti-inflammatory dishes that will make you feel good from the inside out. 5375 Tamiami Trail N. Suite 15, Naples (truefoodkitchen.com/naples) THE WINE LOFT OF NAPLES Upscale bar, lounge, and dining in Mercato. 9118 Strada Place, Naples (thewineloftof​naples.com) YABBA ISLAND GRILL A fun place for steaks, seafood, and cocktails. 711 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (yabbaislandgrill.com) YARD HOUSE Offering an electric atmosphere, plentiful taps, and an array of hearty American entrées. 4251 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (yardhouse.com)

SEAFOOD AQUA The restaurant’s look is fresh and airy, just right for the seafood-centric menu. 862 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (aquafifth.com) THE BAY HOUSE Overlooking the Cocohatchee River, this eatery features a beautiful dining room plus Tierney’s Tavern and The Claw Bar. 799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples (bay​house​naples.com) BAYSIDE SEAFOOD GRILL & BAR This Venetian Bay favorite boasts grand water views, live music, prime grilled meats, and seafood specialties. 4270 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples (baysideseafoodgril​land ​bar.com) THE BOATHOUSE ON NAPLES BAY Arrive by car or dock your boat at this waterfront seafood restaurant overlooking Naples Bay. 990 Broad Ave. S., Naples (boathouseonnaplesbay.com) CAPTAIN & KREWE Enjoy oysters and other seafood, beer, and wine in a relaxed atmosphere. 629 Eighth St. S., Naples (cknaples.com) THE DOCK AT CRAYTON COVE An open-air restaurant serving fresh catches prepared with Caribbean and Latin influences. 845 Twelfth Ave. S., Naples (dockcrayton​cove.com) FISH RESTAURANT Fabulous water views complement the outstanding seafood. 4360 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples (fishrestaurantnaples.com) HB’S ON THE GULF This restaurant in The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club serves a breathtaking view of the Gulf and fresh seafood. 851 Gulf Shore Blvd., Naples (naplesbeach​hotel.com) LA PESCHERIA An interactive experience in which courses are accompanied by stories of a fish species, fishermen, chef, or topic in ocean conservation. 474 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (lapescherianaples.com) OCEAN PRIME Enjoy exceptional hospitality, a delectable seafood and steak menu, and luxe cocktails. 699 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (ocean-prime.com) PINCHERS CRAB SHACK Serving fresh, local seafood in a family-friendly setting. 1200 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 591 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island; 28580 Bonita Crossing Blvd., Bonita Springs (pincherscrab​shack.com)

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COOKING 101 You won’t have to sing for your supper at Kitchen Social, but you’ll definitely have to slice, dice, chop, and prep. Charlie Ragle, an entrepreneur and former television producer, launched the Fort Myers culinary experience in May. “I had been taking cooking classes for the past 10 years and was mostly disappointed,” he says. “So I kept notes on what I would have done differently.”

RIVERWALK AT TIN CITY The menu brims with innovative interpretations of salads, sandwiches, pastas, and steaks, as well as seafood entrées. 1200 Fifth Ave. S. Suite 45, Naples (riverwalktincity.com) ROW BY CAPT. BRIEN & CREW Bringing diners a taste of New England, Capt. Brien offers a sea-to-table experience with a side of stand-up comedy. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (rowseafood.com) SAILS This bona fide “pescatarian’s haven” features exquisitely fresh seafood prepared to perfection. 301 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (sailsrestaurants.com) SEA SALT Chef Fabrizio Aielli is a master at marrying organic local produce, wild-caught fish, naturally raised meat, and poultry with modern cooking techniques. 1186 Third St. S., Naples (seasaltnaples.com) TRULUCK’S SEAFOOD, STEAK, & CRAB HOUSE Truluck’s owns local fisheries, so the catch is always fresh. 698 Fourth Ave. S., Naples (trulucks.com)  THE TURTLE CLUB Fresh seafood, fine steaks, and chops are nearly overshadowed by the spectacular beachfront setting. 9225 Gulf Shore Drive N., Naples (turtleclubnaples.com)  USS NEMO UNDERSEA CUISINE & ADVENTURES Everything is a cut above, but the signature miso-broiled sea bass is a must. 3745 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (ussnemorestaurant.com) WHARF TAVERN RESTAURANT & LOBSTER HOUSE An authentic New England seafood experience on the waterfront. 909 Tenth St. S., Naples (wharf tavernnaples.com)

The St. Louis native came up with a large, horseshoeshaped counter with a capacity of 16, where each guest gets a burner, cutting board, and chef’s knife. They participate in creating every detail of a four-course meal, and then sit down to dinner with their new friends when they’re done. Classes begin at $24.99 per person, and while pasta making is the most popular, Kitchen Social also offers tutorials on sushi, grilling, tacos, curry, and sous vide cooking. The facility may also be rented out for birthdays, anniversaries, children’s parties, and corporate events. “People don’t come here for a culinary degree but for a fun night out,” says Ragle, who lives in Fort Myers. “Our chefs are happy to work with customers at all skill levels. They’re entertainers who can convey their passion for food and cooking.” (kitchensocial.com)

STEAK THE CAPITAL GRILLE Fine dining with an array of dryaged steaks, fresh seafood, and an extensive wine list. 9005 Mercato Drive, Naples (thecapitalgrille.com) CHOPS CITY GRILL A modern take on the traditional, with prime aged steaks and fine local seafood. 837 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 8200 Health Center Blvd. Suite 100, Bonita Springs (chopscitygrill.com) THE CONTINENTAL This D’Amico restaurant is a stylish steak house and gastropub. 1205 Third St. S., Naples (damicoscontinental.com) DORONA Local culinary superstars Fabrizio and Ingrid Aielli have excelled again with this modern Italian steak house. 2110 Ninth St. N., Naples (doronanaples.com) THE GRILL Luxurious dining in The Ritz-Carlton features prime beef, chops, and fresh seafood. 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (ritzcarlton.com/naples)  JIMMY P’S CHARRED Known for its Wagyu beef, the popular butcher shop’s steaks and other fine foods are served in the restaurant next door. 1833 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (jimmypscharred.com) RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE Sophisticated decor, prime meats, and fine seafood make for a special night out. 23151 Village Shops Way, Bonita Springs (ruthschris.com) SHULA’S STEAK HOUSE In the winning tradition of NFL coach Don Shula, the “Shula Cut” is one of the best steaks in town. 5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (shulasnaples.com)

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BISTRO LA BAGUETTE Formerly Le Lafayette, this traditional French bistro serves classic combinations like coq au vin and chateaubriand. 3560 Tamiami Trail E., Naples (bistrolabaguette.com)  BLEU PROVENCE Authentic dishes from the South of France are paired with wines from the vast, award-winning selection. 1234 Eighth St. S., Naples (bleuprovencenaples.com) CHEZ BOËT FRENCH HOME COOKING Lisa and Philippe Boët serve up delicious French classics in a warm, homey atmosphere. 755 Twelfth Ave. S., Naples (chezboetnaples.com) CÔTE D’AZUR Intimate bistro in the style of Provence serves standouts like Maine lobster roasted in a clay pot. 11224 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (cotedazurrestaurant.com) THE FRENCH BRASSERIE RUSTIQUE Rustic French cuisine with desserts prepared by an in-house pastry chef. 365 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (thefrenchnaples.com) TARTINE & TARTELETTE Authentic French cuisine with wine pairings as sweet as the restaurant’s name. 11121 Health Park Blvd., Naples (tartine-tartelette.com)

MEXICAN AGAVE BAR & GRILL This hot spot offers innovative Southwestern cuisine in a comfortable setting. 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (agavenaples.com) FELIPE’S MEXICAN TAQUERIA Casual, family-friendly eatery serving fresh classics plus hand-crafted cocktails. 4255 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (felipestaqueria.com) ROCCO’S TACOS AND TEQUILA BAR Every day is Cinco de Mayo at this high-energy eatery. 9123 Strada Place Suite 7135, Naples (roccostacos.com)  TACOS & TEQUILA CANTINA The name says it all. The many varieties of tacos are made with fresh, local products and handmade tortillas. The margarita selection is also a draw. 4834 Davis Blvd.; 8971 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 10952 Eagle Village Drive, Fort Myers (tacosandtequilanaples.com) TAQUERIA SAN JULIAN Rustic, casual, and affordable, this neighborhood destination serves up tacos with familiar fillings such as beef, pork, and shrimp, though tripe and tongue are available for the adventurous. 3575 Bayshore Drive, Naples (taqueriasanjulian. restaurantwebexpert.com)

ITALIAN ALBERTO’S ON FIFTH Chef Alberto Varetto cooks fine dishes in his elegant restaurant. 868 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (albertosonfifth.com) ANGELINA’S RISTORANTE A place for a special night out, with a 4,000-bottle wine tower and elegant cuisine. 24041 Tamiami Trail S., Bonita Springs (angelinasofboni​tasprings.com)  BAR TULIA This late-night brother of Osteria Tulia serves outstanding pizzas and a variety of irrestible small bites, among other delicacies. 462 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (bartulia.com)

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TASTE BARBATELLA Pizzas and pastas are delish, but don’t overlook offerings like the grilled salmon. Save room for the Nutella pizza. 1290 Third St. S., Naples (barbatellanaples.com) BELLINI ON FIFTH ITALIAN RISTORANTE The Bellini family treats guests to cuisine inspired by matriarch “Nonna” Maria. 445 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (bellinionfifth.com) BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE The location in Waterside Shops makes this a popular place for pre- and postshopping meals. 5505 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (brioitalian.com)  CAMPIELLO RISTORANTE & BAR This mainstay on Third Street South is a perennial gathering place for great food and people watching. 1177 Third St. S., Naples (campiellonaples.com) DEROMO’S GOURMET MARKET & RESTAURANT Dine on home-style dishes, then shop for gourmet items to take home. The Promenade, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs (deromos.com) MINO This casual eatery specializes in pizza and trattoria dishes, including freshly made pastas and appetizers like deep-fried stuffed olives and arancini. 1100 Sixth Ave. S., Naples (minofl.com) MOLTO TRATTORIA The homemade pasta, sauces, pizza Napoletana, and Italian home-style cuisine

are all top-notch. 368 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (molto naples.com)  OSTERIA TULIA Chef Vincenzo Betulia’s authentically rustic venue and “peasant” cuisine are homey, hearty, and delizioso. 466 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (osteriatulia.com) PARMESAN PETE’S Chef and owner Peter Della Rocca creates meals that taste like a “big bite of Brooklyn.” 7935 Airport Pulling Road, Naples (parmesanpetes.com) PAZZO! CUCINA ITALIANA This eatery has been serving dishes using made-from-scratch sauces, pastas, and desserts for more than 20 years. 853 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (pazzoitaliancafe.com) RISTORANTE CIAO This cozy restaurant, tucked just a block away from bustling Fifth Avenue, has been dishing up classic Italian cuisine for decades. 835 Fourth Ave. S., Naples (ristoranteciao.com) ROMA ITALIAN BISTRO Pizza and Italian specialities made with ingredients imported from Italy and fresh organic produce. 655 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-776-7042) TERRAZZA This Italian eatery at The Ritz-Carlton Naples pairs cool Gulf breezes with classic entrées and an array of pastas. 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (ritzcarlton.com)

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VERGINA Italian and Mediterranean dishes with a modern flair. Vergina is also a popular spot for gathering with friends and listening to live music. 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (verginarestaurant.com)

ASIAN ARAYA SUSHI ASIAN GRILL Thai dishes, along with a wide choice of rolls, sushi, and sashimi. 2650 Immokalee Road, Naples (arayanaples.com) AZN AZIAN CUIZINE PanAsian cuisine and a large sushi rolls menu, including specialties like Surf & Turf with blue crab, tuna, beef filet carpaccio, and cucumber. 9118 Strada Place, Naples (aznrestaurant.com/naples) DARUMA Visit this Southwest Florida institution for traditional service or teppanyaki-style cooking, an always exciting culinary experience. 241 Center St. N., Naples (darumarestaurant.com) FUJIYAMA STEAK AND SEAFOOD HOUSE Enjoy steaks and seafood prepared with Japanese flair at Fujiyama’s hibachi table. 2555 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (naples​fujiyama.com) NAMBA Named for a district of Osaka, Namba specializes in aburi sushi, a style of nigiri where the fish is partially grilled on top. 8447 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (nambanaples.com)

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SUSHI ONE Freshness is paramount at Sushi One and each order is painstakingly prepared by hand. 1410 Pine Ridge Road, Naples (sushionenaples.com)  SUSHI-THAI Presenting traditional dishes from Japan, as well as sushi and Thai classics. 869 103rd Ave. N.; 7935 Airport Pulling Road N.; 898 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 25101 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs (sush​ithaitoo.com) ZEN ASIAN BBQ A rustic Japenese pub serving fantastic sushi, Korean barbecue, ramen, and more. Dine indoors or on the outdoor patio. 10823 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (eatat​zen.com)

GLOBAL 21 SPICES BY CHEF ASIF Chef Asif R. Syed makes classical Indian cuisine using his special collection of spices. 4270 Tamiami Trail E., Naples (21spicesdining.com) ARIO Designed for the “global nomad,” the menu focuses on dry-aged meats, local seafood, and salts and spices from around the world. 400 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island (marriott.com)  BHA! BHA! PERSIAN BISTRO Michael Mir’s popular restaurant serves up savory lamb dishes and a wide choice of colorful and delicious Persian specialties. 865 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (bhabhabis​tro.com)

C LEVEL BISTRO & WINE BAR A trendy venue that offers a menu of international dishes with American and French influences in a stylish, modern setting. 4450 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs (c-level bar.com) COAST RESTAURANT Enjoy a candlelit dinner indoors or watch the sun set over the Gulf on the terrace as you savor the globally influenced cuisine. 1901 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples (edge​wa​ternaples.com) FERNANDEZ THE BULL CUBAN CAFÉ Two locations serve traditional Cuban cuisine with a few twists. 1201 Piper Blvd.; 3375 Pine Ridge Road, Naples (fernan​dezthebull.com) FUSE GLOBAL CUISINE Chef-owner Greg Scarlatos uses flavors and ingredients from around the world to create a diverse menu. 2500 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (fuse​globalcuisine.com)  JANE’S GARDEN CAFÉ ON THIRD Having worked in places such as London, Hong Kong, and Frankfurt, the owners of this popular downtown spot offer a world of choices. 1209 Third St. S., Naples (janesgardencafe.com) LAMORAGA Spanish cuisine created with an international, modern twist is served in a bright setting, along with a wide selection of fine wines. 3936 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (lamoragar​estaurant.com)

LIMA RESTAURANT & PISCO BAR This East Naples restaurant captures the essence of Lima’s modern cuisine. Try the cocktails with flavor-infused versions of pisco, a brandy made in Peru. 11681 Collier Blvd., Naples (lima-​​restaurant.com) MEDITERRANO This restaurant serves up authentic dishes like Mediterranean sea bass with figs, apricots, and raisins. 336 Thirteenth Ave. S., Naples (mediterrano-naples.com) NOODLES ITALIAN CAFÉ AND SUSHI BAR Highquality sushi, parmesans, and piccatas served all in one place. 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Naples (noodles cafe.com) PETAR’S RESTAURANT Chef Petar’s internationally inspired fare is superbly fresh (no freezer or microwave). Try the local grouper with lobster mashed potatoes and black truffle oil. 3300 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs (petarsrestaurant.com) A TABLE APART Owner-chef Jeff Acol creates delicious dishes that incorporate a world of influences stemming from his Hawaiian roots. 4295 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs (at​ableapart.com) VERANDA E As Hotel Escalante’s signature restaurant, Veranda E offers an eclectic fusion of Asian and French-influenced flavors in a romantic tropical setting. 290 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (hotelescalante.com)

Art Inspires

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ust when you thought you’d mastered tequila, along comes mezcal. If you’re confused about the difference between the two spirits, it’s understandable. Despite our familiarity with tequila, mezcal is the broader category—all tequilas are mezcals, but not all mezcals are tequilas. They’re both produced from the heart of the agave plant (blue agave only for tequila, 30 varieties for mezcal) but made in different regions of Mexico, with some geographical overlap. The production methods also differ. Tequila generally starts by steaming agave inside large ovens, while mezcal is baked in earthen pits that are filled with wood and charcoal, lending mezcal its distinctive smoky flavor. And in an age when tequila is increasingly mass-produced, mezcal is distilled in small batches in either copper pot stills or clay pots.

Joven (or “young”) mezcal is bottled after less than two months of aging, as is Blanco or Silver tequila. The rest of the barrel-aged categories are similar as well: Reposado (at least two months but less than a year), Añejo (one to three years), and Extra Añejo (three years and up). Fueled by the perception of mezcal as an artisan spirit, U.S. demand has increased dramatically. According to the Distilled Spirits Council, sales went from 50,000 cases in 2009 to nearly 360,000 in 2017, with an upward trend of 15 to 20 percent anticipated in the next five years. Those sales increases led spirits giant Pernod Ricard to buy a major stake in Del Maguey, the most familiar mezcal brand in America. “Like wine, terroir is very important with mezcal,” says Peter Van Es, managing director of Mezcal Hub. “The agave plants take on the character of the place where they’re grown.”

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Van Es became an aficionado during his 20-year stint in Mexico and decided to import Gente de Mezcal into the U.S. He’s currently introducing three Joven brands into the Florida market, and he prefers the unaged spirit to the barrel-aged version. “Good mezcal isn’t smoky, and cask aging increases that flavor,” he notes. Why does Van Es think it has suddenly become popular here? “It’s an honest, straightforward, and authentic spirit,” he says. “People are looking for something different, and they’re willing to spend money on a quality product. And it won’t give you a hangover—I speak from experience on that.” Whereas mezcal is generally consumed straight in Mexico, Americans tend to prefer it as a component in craft cocktails. It’s now highly unusual to read the cocktail list of a trendy restaurant or bar and not find at least one mezcal libation. While it has a reputation for being difficult to mix, it can also add a spicy note to an otherwise bland drink. At the groundbreaking Mayahuel in Sacramento, you can belly up to the taco bar and mezcaleria (the first of its kind in the U.S., aimed at re-

Sample the Tia Mia, a mezcal take on a Mai Tai, at Brooklyn’s Leyenda.

producing “pre-Hispanic culture”). Offerings include traditional Oaxacan cocktails such as Pepino Enchilado (muddled cucumbers, mezcal, jalapeño, lime, agave nectar, and infused chili) or Mayan Orchid (agave nectar and house-made hibiscus syrup with a combination of tequila and mezcal). On the East Coast, at Leyenda in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood, award-winning bartender Ivy Mix is shaking up the Tia Mia (an anagram of Mai Tai, composed of espadin mezcal, Jamaican rum, and orange Curaçao). Those who do find themselves at the bottom of a mezcal bottle and spot the infamous worm should be wary. Van Es says it’s a marketing gimmick: “If you see the worm, run.” «

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OM My! The growing menace of plastics plaguing the world and its oceans extends to most yoga mats, which typically end up in landfills because they’re created using nonrecyclable materials. However, yogis can feel more serene in their practice with Balibased Yogi Design Lab’s mats that are composed of natural tree rubber and microfiber made from recycled plastic bottles. Founder Chad Turner’s goal was to develop a product that is not only highly functional and beautiful but also boasts the smallest eco footprint possible. While he aims to limit plastic usage in the long run, his company is currently repurposing materials that are already out there, employing a closed-loop supply chain to manufacture its mats in an environmentally conscious manner. Yoga Design Lab mats are available locally at BKS Yoga Studio in Naples. Studio manager Jill Rodriguez recommends the combo mat for hot yoga and those prone to sweating. “I practice on one myself,” she says. “They almost have a soft, velvet feel, but once they get a little damp, they grip really well.” (yogadesignlab.com; bksyogastudio.com)

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build up to two and then three times a week. Use it every other night, not backto-back. “You want it just on your skin; nothing under it or over it,” she says. “On the alternating night, use a growth-factor serum and a good moisturizer. Next day, do the retinol A again.” She also advises to choose a serum that’s packed with power, “like a bio serum or a serum with growth factor, collagen, peptides, hyaluronics.” She likes bio serum from Neocutis (neocutis. com). “If you want to be a minimalist, use the serum at night after you cleanse, then moisturize over it. The powerhouses are in those core serums.”

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Gorgeous skin needn’t require an extensive regimen or a huge array of products. Trending now in skin care is “skip-care,” an approach that sprang up in South Korea and is catching on in the United States. Sharon DeLaura, an aesthetician and co-owner of The Laser Lounge Spa in Naples (thelaserloungespa.com), believes that with today’s technology, products are more concentrated and effective, so you only need a few. Furthermore, there’s only so much your skin can truly absorb, and using too many products can actually irritate skin. Another reason to cut back is that you don’t know what vitamins or medicine in one product may be canceling out the active ingredients in another. “It’s really about using the most potent products,” DeLaura says. “A good cleanser is important, but the most important thing would be a medical-grade vitamin C.” She recommends Revision Skincare (revision skincare.com). For daytime, opt for a good cleanser, a toner, vitamin C, moisturizer, and an SPF product with titanium oxide and zinc oxide. DeLaura says a medical-grade retinol A is also essential for glowing skin. Her pick is Revision Skincare’s encapsulated retinol A. Initially, use it once a week and

The Thanksgiving Day Four Miler, Village on Venetian Bay, Naples. Proceeds and donations will benefit St. Matthew’s House and 95210 Kids on the Go! (gobblegobblefourmiler.com)

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APP FOR THAT Carry immediate anxiety and panic relief in your pocket or purse with Rootd, a mental wellness app available for iOS and Android. The creator, Ania Wysocka, combined the knowledge and resources that helped her overcome anxiety with her design skills to arrive at an easy-to-use, fun format. It includes free core features such as an always visible red panic button that launches the Rootr for guided steps to relieve panic; Breathr breathing and Visualizr meditation exercises; lessons in understanding anxiety; access through the app to emergency contacts; and a personal stats page to track your healing progress. An upgraded subscription is available, offering additional exercises for short-term relief and long-term lessons covering subjects like sleep and self-labeling. Rootd also encourages users to take on goals and suggests lifestyle changes in diet and exercise to help manage anxiety. The ultimate aim is to lead to big adjustments in how users think about anxiety and panic attacks through sleep, meditation, and positive visualizations. (rootd.io)

Thanksgiving Day 5K Run and Walk, sponsored by Elite Events, Hertz Arena, Estero. (runeliteevents.com)

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And we strive to educate each and every patient on the facts. Did you know that at least 80% of American adults have gum inflammation/disease? Gum disease is linked with blood vessel disease, heart attacks and strokes. Gum disease and tooth loss also increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Likewise, if an individual has diabetes and bleeding gums, the risk of a premature death increases by 400 to 700 percent. Essentially, your mouth talks to your body and your body talks to your mouth. To assess each patient’s oral health, we have an Oral DNA test available. This provides us with concrete evidence of the high-risk bacteria living in the mouth. When these tests come back with high levels of high-risk bacteria, we have an array of methods we can use to fight these bacteria and make sure that they will never come back. Here at the office of Dr Mantikas, we strive for optimal dental fitness. What’s a healthy outside without a healthy inside? The answer is simple. It’s nothing. So, YOU work on the outside and WE WILL work on the inside.

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Pura Vida Medical Spa owners Jill and Eric Salata offer CoolTone, which uses magnetic muscle stimulation to strengthen and tone muscles.

LESSON IN HEALTH More than 13 percent of Floridians have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association, with complications ranging from heart disease and stroke to amputation, kidney disease, and blindness. On November 3, nine medical experts—including Dr. Charles Graeber, program director for NCH Healthcare System’s internal medicine residency program, and integrated wellness coach Peggy Sealfon, founder of the Naples-based Paradise Coast

Wellness Alliance—will speak during the von Arx Family Foundation Southwest Florida Diabetes & Wellness Conference. The fifth annual meeting, chaired by philanthropists Sharon and Dolph von Arx, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Florida SouthWestern State College’s Collier campus in Naples. Tickets start at $20 for the event, which includes lectures, demonstrations, nutritional advice, educational opportunities, and more. (fldiabetes.com)

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How to prepare your kids for a PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT By Judy Martel The road to wedded bliss is paved with countless negotiations and compromises. But future spouses who come from a wealthy family have the additional responsibility of ensuring the family’s assets are protected after the marriage, an objective usually accomplished with a prenuptial agreement. Switching the conversation from honeymoon destinations and flower arrangements to the division of financial assets in the event of a divorce probably ranks up there with informing your significant other that you hate children. Yet with preparation and familial support, the process surrounding prenuptial agreements doesn’t have to be awkward, notes Dennis Jaffe, PhD, a family business advisor and associate at Wise Counsel Research in Massachusetts. In fact, such agreements are fairly common. “The prenuptial agreement is basically a way to

protect the family’s collective assets from individual disasters,” he says. “Every family that has [shared] wealth that they want to protect should consider one.” Prenuptial agreements—sometimes called premarital agreements— are legal contracts that spell out ownership of assets and how they will be divided in the event a couple calls it quits. Both parties work with their own attorneys, and there should never be pressure to sign quickly without time for a thorough review. Specifics of the contracts vary by state and are written to suit the individual needs of the couple, Jaffe says. Wealthy families typically want their children to have a contract in place before they marry to avoid the risk of a former spouse claiming a part of a family business or other assets that belong to the family as a whole. The problem, Jaffe notes, is that most families start the discussion

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about prenuptial agreements too late. “They wait until the child is in a relationship, trying to develop trust and create a separate identity as a couple, before they bring it up, which is absolutely the worst time,” he says. “If you wait until the engagement, you will likely get conflict because the person coming into the family will see it as a test of loyalty and love.” The right time to begin specific discussions of prenuptial agreements with children is when they are in college, Jaffe says. He suggests parents talk about the goal of sustaining family unity by limiting the ways assets can be shared—for example, that they will not provide income in place of a career. “Through those conversations, kids learn they have to take care of themselves and that the family wealth is limited,” he explains. “Then they already know by the time they start seriously dating that there are limits and responsibilities around the family assets.” If parents have prepped their children on the family’s financial mission and goals (ongoing family meetings are a great way to do this) they’ll have enough knowledge to have the talk about prenuptial agreements alone. Later, including the future

spouse in a family meeting can provide an opportunity for the couple to discuss their concerns and learn what to expect from the family money—private school education for their children, for example, or help with the purchase of a home or a loan for a business, says Jaffe. In some instances, depending on the complexity of the family’s assets and its skill in facilitating conversations, professional advisors can assist in the explanations and keep the meeting on track. Jaffe advises families to realize that aside from the nuts-and-bolts discussions about how wealth is shared, it can be intimidating for a non-wealthy person to marry into a rich family. “That person is probably scared and feeling very insignificant, wondering how to fit in and what it means for the couple’s future children,” he says. In a delicate situation such as this, conflict and mistrust can bubble up quickly, so clarity and education are critical at the outset. “You don’t want the person coming into the family to have any misunderstanding, but to come in with trust. I always find that when there’s conflict it’s because there wasn’t enough discussion beforehand.” «

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AGENDA By Mary Murray

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COMIC Relief

MICHAEL SCHWARTZ

Comedian Paula Poundstone might operate under the belief that nobody listens to her, but the evidence suggests otherwise. Perhaps best known for her frequent appearances on the NPR quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me, she also was the first woman to perform stand-up at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, has penned two books, voiced a character in the film Inside Out, and hosts her own podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone. When not at home with her two dogs and 13 cats, Poundstone maintains a busy touring schedule. Ahead of her upcoming stop at the Southwest Florida Event Center in Bonita Springs on November 22, NI caught up with her to discuss comedy and the secret to winning a public radio game show. (swfleventcenter.com)

NI: Who were your biggest comedic influences when you were evolving your craft? Poundstone: I think I wanted to be Lily Tomlin since the day I first saw her on Laugh-In when I was in the fifth grade. But I missed that by a country mile. In terms of how I work, I was much more influenced by comics that weren’t very good. Starting out as an open mic-er, you spend a lot of time watching other people go onstage while you wait your turn. Like myself, they were not very good at all. [I remember] one comic who would go on, and if he didn’t get the response he wanted, he would blame the audience. … I used to watch that happen over and over again, and it’s how I established very clearly in my head that the job of entertaining the audience is up to me and not the other way around. Care to share any behind-the-scenes Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me secrets? Well, there is a doping problem. People say to me all the time, “You guys sound like you’re having so much fun.” That’s ’cause we are. The aired show

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is shorter than the live show, and there’s stuff we say that we already know they won’t air, and that part’s fun. I think the audience likes it when they know we’ve said stuff that’s just for them. That NPR would not, with a gun to its head, air. And there’s a fair amount of that, I might add.

Do you study up on the news before you’re on an episode? Yes, and it apparently doesn’t come through at all! Yes, I’m trying to win—I’m just not very good at it. The truth is, I pay attention to the news because I think I’m supposed to. Looking back over my life, has me paying attention to the news really helped the world in any way? Probably not. But I do have this idea that it’s what I’m supposed to be doing as a citizen, so I do. But the part where I’m studying up for Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me has much more to do with the news of the weird. I am really trying to win. If you just take three answers—Trump, Afghanistan, and lemurs down his pants—you might win. NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | NOVEMBER 2019

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ARTS & CULTURE NOVEMBER 2019

GOINGS ON 1 Community Foundation of Collier County Celebration of Philanthropy, Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples, $200. (cfcollier.org)

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Scene to be Seen: A Runway Art Show, Flexjet, Naples Municipal Airport, tickets start at $125. (naplesart.org)

Clockwise from top right: Naples Art will host its annual Scene to be Seen: A Runway Art Show November 1, and it will also mount a complementary exhibit of the featured fashions November 2-26; the Naples Philharmonic Pops will present “Cirque at the Movies,” complete with captivating acrobatics, at Artis— Naples November 5-9; East West Fine Art will display “Tigers and Bears, Oh My,” which will include the painting Julius by Igor Volosnikov, November 12-26.

2 Art in the Park, Cambier Park, Naples, free. (naplesart.org)

Florida Panther Festival, Naples Zoo, included in zoo admission, free for Collier County residents. (napleszoo.org)

6 Art Alive, Naples Art District, also Nov. 16, free. (naplesartdistrict.com)

Hats in the Garden, Naples Botanical Garden, $750. (naplesgarden.org)

7 Bonita Springs Film Festival, Prado Stadium 12, Naples, also Nov. 9, contact for ticket prices. (bonita springsfilmfestival.com)

Zoo Gala: Adventure in South America, Naples Zoo, $1,000. (napleszoogala.com)

8 Corkscrew After Hours: Florida Owls, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples, $14, free for children younger than 18. (corkscrew.audubon.org)

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mane Society Naples, Sugden Community Theatre, Naples, contact for ticket prices. (hsnaples.org)

Family Planting Day, Naples Botanical Garden, included with garden admission. (naplesgarden.org) Local Author Book Fair, South Regional Library, Naples, free. (collier-friends.org)

10 Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremony, Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center, Naples, free. (holocaustmuseumswfl.org)

12 Safari Squad: Animal Tracks, Naples Zoo, also Nov. 13 and 16, $12 per child and adult plus zoo admission. (napleszoo.org) 13 Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner, The Local, Naples, $125. (thelocalnaples.com)

Rising Stars: An Afternoon on the Red Carpet, benefiting Gulfshore Playhouse Education, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, $400. (gulfshoreplayhouse.org)

14 Kitchen in the Round Dinner, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, $150. (ritzcarlton.com)

17 Namaste Day, The Naples Players, free. (naplesplayers.org) Zoo Yoga, Naples Zoo, $12. (napleszoo.org/yoga)

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KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON WHEN THE MOSCOW BALLET DANCES GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER AT ARTIS—NAPLES NOVEMBER 23 AND 24. A WHIMSICAL CHRISTMAS DREAM COMES TO LIFE IN THIS FAMILYFRIENDLY BALLET SET TO TCHAIKOVSKY’S TIMELESS SCORE. (ARTIS NAPLES.ORG)

21 Sip and Sample, The Village Shops on Venetian Bay, Naples, $40. (venetianvillage.com) 23 Paradise Coast Wine & Food Experience, Cambier Park, Naples, contact for ticket prices. (wineandfood.usatoday.com)

25 Christmas on Third Tree Lighting and Snow Celebration, Third Street South, Naples, free. (thirdstreetsouth.com) 29 Annual Tree Lighting, Bella Vista Terrace, The RitzCarlton Golf Resort, Naples, free. (ritzcarlton.com)

Grand Illuminations, The Village Shops on Venetian Bay, Naples, free. (venetianvillage.com)

Night Lights in the Garden, Naples Botanical Garden, to Jan. 5, $12-$30, free for children younger than 3. (naplesgarden.org)

PERFORMANCES 1 Bedlam’s Saint Joan, Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples, to Nov. 3, contact for ticket prices. (gulfshoreplayhouse.org)

Escanaba in Da Moonlight, Tobye Studio Theatre, The Naples Players, to Nov. 17, $40. (naplesplayers.org)

Old Ringers, The Marco Players, Marco Island, to Nov. 3, $32-$34. (themarcoplayers.com)

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GET ANOTHER DOSE OF YULETIDE JOY AT THE GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE WHEN IT STAGES A CLEVER TWIST ON A CLASSIC SEASONAL TALE. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY, ONSTAGE NOVEMBER 16 TO DECEMBER 29, SHARES THE STORY OF GEORGE BAILEY AND AN ANGEL NAMED CLARENCE, ENHANCED BY STIRRING MUSICAL CUES AND INNOVATIVE SOUND EFFECTS. (GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE.ORG)

COURTESY OF THE MOSCOW BALLET

9 Dancing with the Local Stars Naples, benefiting Hu-

2 Community Concert with Naples Ballet and Naples Philharmonic, Hayes Hall, Artis—Naples, free. (artisnaples.org) Gin Blossoms, benefiting Guadalupe Center, Seminole Casino Hotel, Immokalee, $5. (seminoleimmokaleecasino.com) Sammy Hagar, Hertz Arena, Estero, tickets start at $39.50. (hertzarena.com)

3 Reckless Saints, Naples Botanical Garden, included with garden admission. (naplesgarden.org) 5 Naples Philharmonic Pops presents “Cirque at the Movies,” Artis—Naples, to Nov. 9, $73-$110. (artisnaples.org) A Toast to Opera: La Bohème, Wang Opera Center, Naples, $25. (operanaples.org)

6 Kortney Williams, Off the Hook Comedy Club, Naples, contact for ticket prices. (offthehookcomedy.com) 7 Everly Brothers Experience, Hinman Auditorium, Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs, $21-$46. (artcenterbonita.org)

Jon Reep, Off the Hook Comedy Club, Naples, to Nov. 10, contact for ticket prices. (offthehookcomedy.com)

Pride and Patriotism, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, $15. (bbmannpah.com) 8 Family Feud Live, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, $37.14-$58.44. (bbmannpah.com) 9 Chris Kattan, Southwest Florida Event Center, Bonita Springs, $17.50-$32. (swfleventcenter.com)

Southwest Florida Symphony presents “Interstellar Symphony,” Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, $15-$91. (bbmannpah.com)

10 Naples Concert Band, Cambier Park, Naples, free. (naplesconcertband.org)

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14 Bryan Dubrow Jazz Trio, Marco Island Center for the Arts, $25-$30. (marcoislandart.org)

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. “Open Call Exhibition,” Nov. 1-21; “Karen Seide,” to Dec. 7. (artcenterbonita.org) East West Fine Art, Naples. “Formula One: Dynamic ALAN SILFEN

Latin music superstar Marc Anthony will perform at the Hertz Arena in Estero November 24. Since releasing the salsa album Otra Nota in 1993, Anthony has made a name for himself as one of the biggest Spanish-speaking musicians of all time. In addition to winning six Grammy and Latin Grammy awards, he has clocked more than 7 billion views on YouTube—with his 2013 hit “Vivir Mi Vida” accounting for more than 850 million. In May, he signaled a return to his salsa roots with Opus, his first album in six years. (hertzarena.com)

21 The Naples Philharmonic presents “Icons: Bronfman and Rachmaninoff,” Hayes Hall,

Abstract Paintings by Alexander Oligerov,” to Nov. 11; “Tigers and Bears, Oh My,” Nov. 12-26; “Eyes are the Windows to the Soul,” Nov. 27 to Dec. 11. (eastwestfineart.com)

Emily James Gallery, Naples. “Sea the Beauty,” Nov. 1-30. (emilyjamesart.com)

Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples. “Small Works of Art,” Nov. 4 to Dec. 24; “Hunt Slonem,” Nov. 5 to Dec. 6 at Harmon-Meek | modern. (harmonmeek.com)

Hayes Hall Galleries, Artis—Naples. “30 Years: Building a Naples Icon” and “ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection,” both to Dec. 8. (artisnaples.org)

Artis—Naples, contact for ticket prices. (artisnaples.org)

Naples Philharmonic presents “Masterworks: Symphonic Dances,” Hayes Hall, Artis—Naples, also

22 Paula Poundstone, Southwest Florida Event

Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center, Naples. “Holodomor,” to Nov. 30. (holocaust

Nov. 16, contact for ticket prices. (artisnaples.org)

Center, Bonita Springs, $32-$55. (swfleventcenter.com)

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15 Stars Concert: Jennifer Rowley, Wang Opera Center, Naples, $35-$95. (operanaples.org)

23 Moscow Ballet presents Great Russian Nutcracker, Hayes Hall, Artis—Naples, also Nov. 24,

Marco Island Center for the Arts. “Marco Is-

contact for ticket prices. (artisnaples.org)

Three One Act Comedies, The Studio Players, Naples, to Dec. 1, $25. (thestudioplayers.org)

16 Gulf Coast Symphony presents Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, $29-$85. (bbmannpah.com)

Official Blues Brothers Revue, Hinman Auditorium, Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs, $45$70. (artcenterbonita.org)

24 The Fab Four, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, $35-$75. (bbmannpah.com)

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples, to Dec. 29, contact for ticket prices. (gulfshoreplayhouse.org)

Marc Anthony, Hertz Arena, Estero, tickets start at

Ruben Studdard, Southwest Florida Event Center,

Naples Philharmonic presents “Beethoven and Schubert,” Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples,

Bonita Springs, tickets start at $35. (swfleventcenter.com)

land Charter Middle School” and “Opposites Attract,” both to Nov. 5; “Celebrating 50 Years” and “Dr. Ed Cohen,” both Nov. 11-26. (marcoislandart.org)

Naples Art. “Fashioning Wearable Art: 2019 Scene to be Seen Collection,” Nov. 2-26; “Narrative Interplay: The Photographic Images of Penelope Breen,” Nov. 7-30; “American: What it Means to Me,” to Nov. 17; “Water Works: Artistic Celebration of Our Most Vital Resource,” Nov. 26 to Jan. 5; “Capturing Collier: Photographs from the Naples Art Association,” to Dec. 16. (naplesart.org)

$64. (hertzarena.com)

Naples Botanical Garden. “Inner Beauty: A Photographic Celebration of Naples Botanical Garden,” Nov. 15 to Jan. 5. (naplesgarden.org)

also Nov. 26, contact for ticket prices. (artisnaples.org)

The Steepwater Band, Hinman Auditorium, Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs, $15-$30. (artcenterbonita.org)

27 She Loves Me, Blackburn Hall, The Naples Players,

17 Bugtussle Ramblers, Naples Botanical Garden,

30 Comedy Night: Holiday Show, Tobye Studio Theatre, The Na-

included with garden admission. (naplesgarden.org)

ticket prices. (artisnaples.org)

20 A Doublewide Texas Christmas, The Marco

Rosen: Season 13,” Nov. 6 to Feb. 4. (rosen.gallery)

to Dec, 22, $45. (naplesplayers.org)

ples Players, $20. (naplesplayers.org)

Naples Philharmonic presents “Lash and Debussy,” Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, contact for

Rosen Gallery & Studios, Naples. “Tracy Magen

The Naples Philharmonic and Naples Philharmonic Chorus present Handel’s Messiah,

Players, Marco Island, to Dec. 8, $32-$34. (themarco players.com)

Hayes Hall, Artis—Naples, also Dec. 3, contact for ticket prices. (artisnaples.org)

John Oates with the Good Road Band, South-

Tony Bennett, Barbara B. Mann

west Florida Event Center, Bonita Springs, $32-$59. (swfleventcenter.com)

Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, $96.19-$134. (bbmannpah.com)

View My Graceful Beauty and other paintings by Emily James as part of “Sea the Beauty” at Emily James Gallery November 1-30.

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Lois Selfon’s background as an energy sector executive belies her passion for the arts. Nowadays, this 25-year Naples resident, who earned an MBA from Marymount University, is devoted to gardening, philanthropy, and her artwork, most recently showing at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. Selfon supports Friends of Rookery Bay, the Gulfshore Playhouse, Storytellers Creative Arts, and Chabad of Naples, and is the namesake of the Lois Selfon Park. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Texas, Selfon spends several months each year in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains. —Caroline Ridgway

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1. Her happy place: In Naples, it’s our “Palm Tower” overlooking the pier. In the Smoky Mountains, it’s in a glider chair on the screened porch with binoculars studying the birds, butterflies, dragonflies, and flowers. 2. Beloved local dish: Barbatella’s gluten-free pizza with arugula, mussels, and Mario’s special sauce 3. Last great read: The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf 4. Dream car: 1957 T-Bird 5. Board game she dominates: Scrabble 6. Next travel destination: New York City to binge on Broadway, private art studios, and food. 7. Movie she’s seen more than five times: The original Overboard 8. Favorite place to shop: Wildflower in Venetian Village 9. Cause she’s passionate about: Supporting the Friends of Rookery Bay to the best of my ability. It’s the birthplace of water life, avian life, and mangroves.  10. Words to live by: “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood.” —Daniel Burnham 11. Fitness routine: I work out with a personal trainer three days a week and also walk with poles (no snow needed). 12. Signature accessory: A commissioned Tiffany pendant depicting One World Trade Center in New York City, which was a gift commemorating my husband’s work on its construction.

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