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SEPTEMBER 2019

FEATURES 56 / RISING STARS Meet five young professionals making a difference in Naples By Kat Smith

66 / PERFORMANCE ART Striking fall looks complement the Norton’s new surrounds Photography by Gabor Jurina

76 / AIR APPARENT

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18 / IN FOCUS

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Events supporting Naples Art Association, NAMI Collier County, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, and Rookery Bay Research Reserve

INSIDER 23 / LOCAL SPOTLIGHT Testing new pastimes, from trampolines to breaking plates, and more

26 / NEW & NOW Art and philanthropy news in Naples

28 / FINDS Fashion and culinary essentials that are equal parts sugar and spice

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The engines were so quiet and the lift so smooth that I didn’t realize we’d taken off. “It’s like feathers instead of turbines,” I said to Daniel Bachmann, communications manager for Embraer Executive Jets, who was sitting across from me on a Legacy 500. It was my first time flying on a private jet this large—the plane has a 6-foot-high cabin and seats up to 12 passengers—and I knew, from that day forward, that I’d view commercial aircraft with weary resignation. While onboard, Bachmann and I began discussing how, if I had about $20 million lying around, I’d customize a Legacy 500 of my own. I mentioned graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (so I like Carolina blue) and other personal details, and he pointed out areas of the plane where designers could put signature touches. That chat evolved into an invitation to Embraer’s manufacturing facility in Melbourne, Florida, where I learned how the private jet industry creates bespoke interiors that best reflect a buyer’s taste. For the story, turn to page 76. Taking flight doesn’t require a jet—private or otherwise—and starting on page 56, we salute five young professionals who are ascending in Naples’ business and nonprofit communities. These Rising Stars, which range from a wealth advisor to a music therapist, exemplify the blend of expertise and compassion that defines the Paradise Coast. Please join us in congratulating Soren Christensen, Claudia Dal Lago, Natalie Gonzalez, Rachel Kaduk, and Vladimir Trivunovic on not only their accomplishments but also their vision for Southwest Florida. We also invite you to relish the elevated style of Oscar de la Renta, Dior, Louis Vuitton and more, whose creativity soars in designs from their Fall 2019 collections. Graphic patterns, bold colors, and rich fabrics resonate against the stunning backdrop of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, beginning on page 66. For more on art and philanthropy in Naples—as well as some nontraditional ways to bounce back after a long week (trampoline, anyone?)—see our Insider section, which starts on page 23. We hope this issue inspires you to pursue lofty goals of all persuasions, whether it’s customizing a private jet, participating in a new pastime, or contributing to your favorite cause.

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NAPLES ART ASSOCIATION WHAT: For the Love of Art Sixty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration SUPPORTS: The continuous creation of a visual arts center that inspires and empowers artists and the public. WHERE: Naples Art Association. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated.

MAURICIO GARAY, ADORABLE MONIQUE

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HEALTHCARE NETWORK OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WHAT: Luncheon with Dr. Andrew Weil SUPPORTS: Programs that provide primary medical services to patients regardless of their income or insurance status. WHERE: A private beach club in Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. MIKE ELLIS, BARRY SCHNEIROV CLAUDIA BAER, MELISSA KAPLAN

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INSIDER

Social SPORTS

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From flinging axes in bars to solving puzzles in escape rooms, adventure-seeking adults are looking for creative ways to spend time together. Indoor trampoline parks and other unconventional businesses are trending across the country and in Southwest Florida, in part because they prioritize carefree fun and foster a sense of community. At Bounce! Trampoline Sports in Naples (bounce naples.com) and Defy Fort Myers (defyfort

myers.com), adults and kids alike can find joy in the simple pleasure of jumping as high as gravity will allow. These attractions house dozens of large trampolines, some of which are angled on the walls for better leverage. They also often include foam pits, obstacle courses, extreme activities such as dodgeball, and acrobatic features like aerial silks. Turn the page to discover more unique activities that redefine downtime. NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | SEPTEMBER 2019

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UNWIND WITH THESE UNIQUE ACTIVITIES THAT ENCOURAGE CAMARADERIE

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There are many ways to release frustration and anger, but rage rooms might be the most … impactful. Since first emerging in Tokyo as a means to help Japanese workers ease their recession woes, the concept—in which you pay to enter a room and safely destroy all of its contents—has spread throughout the world, including Lee County. Earlier this year, Jesse and Angela Ziegler opened Just One of Those Dayz rage room in Fort Myers. All participants must be 18 or older (16- and 17-year-olds are permitted with parents) and wear protective gear at all times. Children are invited to channel their creativity in the laser- and black light–lit splatter paint room. Today, Angela is encouraging twentysomethings Tara and Chris Tuttle to smash everything from the chairs to the china. By the end of the hour, the space is demolished, strewn with piles of shattered glass and other materials. “It doesn’t matter what mood you’re in because we walked in happy, and we are still happy,” Tara says. “I’m a square, and I still had fun.” (justoneofthosedayz.com) 24

THE GREAT ESCAPE

Aspiring Sherlocks are flocking to escape rooms. These simulated adventures that require visitors to solve their way out of a locked room have skyrocketed in popularity. In 2014, there were only 22 escape rooms in the United States. Now, there are more than 2,300, according to industry website Room Escape Artist. Escape rooms range in difficulty and are designed for the participants’ enjoyment. Brainstorm Escape Room in Bonita Springs, for example, offers an “Edison Versus Tesla” room that’s ranked as medium difficulty and tasks users with escaping from Thomas Edison’s secret study within 60 minutes. “It’s like writing a short story, and then, in that short story, each and every puzzle is a tiny murder mystery,” says owner Stephanie Chervoni. “After the initial scavenger hunt, everyone is usually pretty amped up, and they forget the simplest things.” While you might think experienced problem solvers would have an advantage, escape rooms present a surprisingly level playing field. They’re also a great team-building exercise, one that can take coworkers out of the office and challenge them to effectively communicate in a lowstress environment. (brainstormescape.com)

HOOKED ON THE HATCHET

The percussive thud of small axes being thrown against plywood punctuates the jukebox jams at TJ’s Hatchet Hangout in Cape Coral. The business began welcoming throwers in June, bringing the hottest new bar sport to Southwest Florida. Here, laughter mixes with rallying cheers and the occasional ringing of a bell to announce someone’s landed a bull’s-eye. But before achieving that perfect throw, many first timers are thrilled just to get the ax to stick into the board. Ax throwing, it turns out, is harder than it looks. “When they stick it, they get really excited,” says Dakota Hawkinsen, who spends as much time coaching men in their 40s and older as he does younger visitors and female throwers. “When was the last time you were able to say you did something for the first time? As adults, maybe we don’t get to say that enough.” The attending “axperts” offer throwing tips at each high-fenced lane. They also ensure safety and low levels of alcohol consumption among those wielding hatchets, which weigh about two pounds. “I definitely ignored my beer when I was up there,” says Cassidy Murphy, who spent her hour at the target with two of her fellow Florida Gulf Coast University sorority sisters. “I was more focused on trying to hit that target than anything.” (tjshatchethangout.com)

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INSIDER Below: Janet Cohen (center) with Studio+’s Vanessa Pena (left) and Patricia Rice-Spivey. Studio+ donated interior design services, carpet, and baseboards to the home.

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& LOSS Colorful and inviting, the newly opened Aunt Janet’s House for Avow Kids bereavement and loss programs provides space for meetings, activities, and therapy. Financial support for renovation of the existing house on the Avow campus in Naples was provided by area philanthropist Janet Cohen, who also supports Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and the Fran Cohen Youth Center, named in memory of her daughter who died of breast cancer in 2010. Additionally, Avow recently received a $75,000 grant from the Naples Children & Education Foundation, founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. Avow Kids has offered free bereavement services for Collier County children ages 5-17 for 36 years.

“I value the grief process and believe in a supportive environment for children who have experienced loss,” says Cohen, the center’s namesake. “It’s so important to provide a cozy, home-like place to help with healing as well as provide opportunities for music and art therapies.” Avow also helps children process other types of loss, such as divorce, instability in the foster-care system, or deployed or incarcerated family members. Support is in the form of in-school workshops, one-on-one sessions, family groups, day and overnight camps, and special activities. (avowcares. org) —Loretta Grantham

ART EXHIBIT

“All of the artists I represent and myself— we’re all makers,” says Kosmas Ballis, who owns KAJ Gallery in Naples with friend Jason Taylor, a plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. “My background is making ceramics, but I’m just really passionate about furthering contemporary art.” Determined for the small gallery to make a big statement, Ballis is bringing in massive metal sculptures by Rob Lorenson that will be on display through December. While the Boston artist has a 17-foot-tall stainless steel work at 3530 Kraft Road in Naples and a 16-foot-tall aluminum work at 13350 Metro Parkway in Fort Myers—both permanent 26

pieces designed to juxtapose the office buildings—the sculptures at KAJ Gallery will be less unwieldy. “We’ll be rotating the pieces outside, so there’ll be new works throughout the exhibit,” Ballis says, adding that Lorenson also creates indoor-sized sculptures as well. His first public commission in Florida, installed a decade ago, sits in front of Five Points Plaza in Sarasota. When asked how the Naples art market differs from, say, Los Angeles or Miami, Ballis replies that larger cities typically target trends. “While that’s good, I like

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Light pendants - Graypants, Inc., Seattle, WA Art glass - International Design Source, Naples, FL Display shelves - Glass of Marco, Naples, FL MASTER BATH Vanity - Harden House, Clearwater, FL Marble countertops - UMI, Naples, FL Fabricated by Alpha Stone Designs, Naples, FL Tub - Nokori, BainUltra, Quebec, Canada Fixtures - Kohler, Kohler, WI Wall sconces - George Kovacs, lumens.com Flooring - Porcelanosa, Miami, FL Installation by Classic Stone Designs, Inc., Naples, FL MASTER BEDROOM Bed - Huppé, Quebec, Canada Bedside table - Theordore Alexander, High Point, NC Lamp - International Design Source, Naples, FL Lounge chair - American Leather, Dallas, TX Floor lamp - Regina Andrew Design, Riverview, MI Wood wall treatment - Harden House, Clearwater, FL Red bird sculpture - Scan Design, Naples, FL Table - Interlude Home, High Point, NC Chairs - Domitalia, Robb & Stucky, Naples, FL Fan - Haiku, Big Ass Fans, Lexington, KY Drapery fabric - Texture, IDS, Naples, FL Fabricated by Designers Wholesale Workroom, Naples, FL Area rug - Robb & Stucky, Naples, FL THROUGHOUT Ceiling treatment fabricated by O’Guin Decorative Finishes, Naples, FL White oak flooring - Authentic Reclaimed Flooring, Atlanta, GA Installation by Classic Stone Designs, Inc., Naples, FL N

In the master bedroom, incredible views circle across the Gulf and out toward the distant Everglades. Once again, O’Guin Decorative Finishes brings the outside in with a wavy, ceiling treatment that appears to float above a platform bed from Huppé. The teak slats of a feature wall lend a fitting reverence to yachting.

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POPS OF COLOR Jot sentiments on these small notes ($75 for set of 24 notecards with matching envelopes) from Felix Doolittle, featuring co-founder Felix Fu’s watercolor popsicle illustration on thick card stock. Arabesque of Naples (arabesque ofnaples.com)

CLUTCH PLAYER Showcase your sweet tooth without sacrificing your physique thanks to designer Kent Stetson and his macaron clutch ($212), outfitted in a tantalizing print and a 3-D macaron accent on the flap. Bruno, Naples (brunonaples.com) CANDY CRUSH Roxanne Assoulin, a 60-something grandmother with a fashion background, became an Instagram sensation when she debuted her line of bold, stackable, enamel stretch bracelets like this Candy Stripe trio ($225 for set). (roxanneassoulin.com)

THREE BLING CIRCUS A beloved big top treat gets a sophisticated makeover with Par Avion Tea’s Cotton Candy black tea ($16.95 for 2 oz.), which boasts cotton candy bits weaved throughout the leaves. Patina Collection, Naples (patinacollection.com) 28

YOU DA BOMB Coconut and sugar infused with musk and vanilla create a scent evocative of sunny days by the shore in this relaxation-inducing shower bomb ($7) from Mer Sea. Anthropologie, Naples (anthropologie.com)

JUST DESSERT Having your cake and eating it too has never been easier thanks to cake jars ($5.95) from Sassy Cakes. Choose from 11 flavors (including Chocolate Decadence and Lemon Parade of Blueberry) that are layered with frosting and sprinkles in a sealed jar that can be delivered directly to your door through GrubHub or Uber Eats. Sassy Cakes, Naples (sassycakesnaples.com)

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FACE FORWARD In addition to being a powerhouse spice, turmeric can calm down uneven skin tone and texture in beauty products like the Kora Organics Turmeric 2-in-1 Brightening and Exfoliating Mask ($48). Sephora, Estero (sephora.com)

PEPPER UPPER Sport these Rebecca de Ravenel Paprika chandelier earrings ($345), dressed with pepper-shaped charms sure to inspire feisty conversations. Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples (saksfifthavenue.com)

SAVORY CHARACTER Add Aleppo, a spice made from peppers grown on the border between Syria and Turkey, to your culinary repertoire with Villa Jerada’s version ($8 for 2.1 oz.), which can be used in lieu of chili flakes in soups and stews, and on grilled meat, pizza, and even potato chips. Sur La Table, Naples (surlatable.com)

SLIDE INTO STYLE A play on organic forms, the spice-colored, crocodileembossed Penelope mules ($458) by Cult Gaia are elevated by a sculptural heel of stacked gold-tone rocks. Nordstrom, Naples (nordstrom.com)

SLEEK SHAKERS Increase your tablescape’s global reach with L’Objet’s 24-karat gold-plated pagoda spice jewels ($250 for set), adorned with freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystal accents. Gattle’s, Naples (gattles.com)

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GREEN LIGHT Medium shiny calfskin Triomphe bag ($3,850), Celine, celine.com

ADDED BENEFITS: Extra hardware and handle scarves bring the look to the next level. DAY TO NIGHT: Carry a small chain-strap handbag like a clutch for evenings out. PERSONAL STYLE: Show your personality with graphic patterns, single tones, or color blocking.

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RING MASTER Valentino Garavani VRing bag ($2,875), Valentino, Marissa Collections, Naples LOUIS VUITTON FALL 2019 The LV logo shines brightly on a mosaic leather clutch.

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FEELING GROOVY Patchwork leather monogramme shoulder bag ($2,150), Michael Kors Collection, Marissa Collections, Naples

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ABODE The original great room measured 26 feet wide by 45 feet long, so Wright broke it up into a living room and a formal dining area separated by a partial fireplace wall.

To quell the enormous open floor plan, Wright selected a soft grayblue and white color palette with splashes of orange throughout to reflect her client’s love of bright hues. She replaced the dated white tile flooring with maple hardwood planks and installed molding to bring the main living area down to a more manageable scale, incorporating three chair rails on the taller wall and two on the shorter one. She painted in shades of the same gray-blue between the rails, with the darkest on the bottom and the lightest next to the ceiling. For definition, Wright integrated a partial fireplace wall between the living and formal dining rooms. To keep the divider interesting, she plastered the upper portion with a Venetian faux finish, added wood molding details to the bottom, and covered the double-sided, eye-level, linear fireplace with quartz, which is a heat-resistant material. The great room abounds with many artistic components, such as a large cabinet with a mirrored door and signed Salvador Dali prints from his Dante’s Inferno series. Seating pieces in the oft-used living space were clad with performance materials, including the chenille fabric on the swivel chairs next to the fireplace. “The great room furnishings are forgiving and have no maintenance,” explains Wright. “If something is spilled, it’s no problem. We are asked for performance fabrics about 90 percent of the time now. Our clients want to be comfortable and not worry about their furniture.” Before the renovation, the formal dining area had just one beam, but 38

Wright affixed two additional planks for consistency. The original patio doors were eliminated in favor of sliders, which are augmented with a custom cornice with a laser-cut pattern. All of the furniture is from the client’s collection, and Wright simply reupholstered the dining chairs in fabrics that complement those used in the living room, thereby tastefully joining the two spaces in one visual narrative. A geometric chandelier and artwork entitled Pod I by Shirley Kelley complete the modern scene.

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Initially, the galley kitchen ceiling peaked by the sliding glass door, so Wright decided to raise it all to the same height to further enhance the open feeling. The cabinets sport silver, irregular, organic lines that meet perfectly from drawer to drawer. A porcelain backsplash was removed and blue quartz that contrasts nicely against the white quartz countertop was introduced instead. Today, the small kitchen strikes a balance between sleekness and playfulness, a marriage encapsulated by the betta fish that lives in a Champagne glass–shaped aquarium atop the windowsill.

The dry bar inhabits a corner once occupied by an awkwardly placed slider at the front of the home. “There was a recessed front door and a slider, so a lot of times people knocked on the slider and missed the front door,” Wright says. After walling off the sliding glass door, Wright designed a calcite waterfall bar. The area also boasts a wine refrigerator, shelves for glassware, custom down lighting, and orange accessories including two ottomans. In the master bedroom, Wright modified the oddly shaped coffered ceiling over the bed into a more rectangular form for aesthetics and lighting purposes. Here, the pops of orange are ignored, and a more tranquil blue color story takes over, as seen in the patterned grass cloth wallpaper, accent pillows, and upholstered bench. Prior to the renovation, the outdoor portion of the property was almost all grass and devoid of weather-protected spaces. Wright designed the lanai, outdoor kitchen, water feature, and firepit. “Now my client has many more useable areas,” says Wright, who notes that the custom gate is one of her favorite exterior details. She also selected the lanai’s cypress ceiling, shell-stone decking, LED oil-rubbed bronze lighting, and aluminum furniture, as well as the gas lanterns around the pool. The client commissioned wrapped canvas artwork from Eric Heitmann of Heitmann Fine Art. For drama, Wright added a darker finish to the existing pool and

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Colorful touches abound in both the pool area and the indoor dry bar (right).

relocated the hot tub to the pool’s end. The use of similar materials on the waterfall integrates that element into the overall design. Back by the lanai, Wright created a walkway to the lake so her client could easily access it for fishing. Here, kinetic giraffe sculptures by Fredrick Prescott of Prescott Studio preside over the path and look toward the palm tree for sustenance. At first, the client only purchased one of the affable creatures, but “one looked so lonely, she decided to get two,” Wright says. Following an extensive overhaul, this property now offers gorgeous exterior and interior areas that rival its lovely natural setting. Wright wisely opted to give her client numerous unique spaces to suit her personal and social needs, resulting in a home that allows for a seamless flow of indoor and outdoor living while also exuding a clean, contemporary style. «

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RING POP Add a festive ambience to your place settings with Kim Seybert’s beaded Carnival napkin rings ($64 for set of four). Gattle’s, Naples (gattles.com)

LIGHT AND LIVELY Make an illuminating design discovery with the Robert Abbey Dolly lamp ($320), complete with a glazed textured ceramic finish. Wilson Lighting, Naples, Bonita Springs (wilsonlighting.com)

GOOD VIBRATIONS Designer Minka McDonald of Jinx McDonald Interior Designs was given creative license to crank up the volume through the use of color. “Our goal for this room was to create a bright, happy, and energetic guest room to give visitors a fun Florida vacation spot,” says McDonald. “A painted turquoise Stanley nightstand and decorative mirror provide powerful pops of color, while the fun patterns and prints on the colorful bed pillows bring youthful energy to the room.” Naples (jinxmcdonald.com)

DISH WISH Veggies become all the more alluring when served in this vibrant Rivage open vegetable dish ($77) from Bernardaud. St-Tropez Home, Naples (st-tropezhome.com)

SEE WORTHY The Pacca Seaglass decorative pillow ($95) by John Robshaw features a pattern reminiscent of casual smudges dabbed from a painter’s brush. Clive Daniel Home, Naples (clivedaniel.com) WORLD PIECE Subtle Asian styling and cane cabinet doors meet an outspoken orange lacquer finish in this eclectic Worlds Away Alden cabinet ($954). Robb & Stucky, Naples (robbstucky.com) FRINGE BENEFITS With its layers of looped tassel cords in a bright orange fabric, this Mecox Reena pouf ottoman ($985) enchants with its contemporary take on a 1920s flapper vibe. (mecox.com)

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A mother opens her daughter’s eyes to the wonders of an African safari—both the seen and the unseen By Daphne Nikolopoulos

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rom the sky, the sprawling bushveld of the Phinda Private Game Reserve looks endless, the saturated green of its mountains fading as the peaks stretch to all points of the horizon. I can see the airstrip below, a thin band of red earth where the woodland gives way to dense grasslands. Our single prop plane banks to meet it. “Mom, do you think we’ll see a bush baby?” My daughter, Annie, has been poring over a South African wildlife book since I told her we were going on safari to celebrate her tenth birthday. “There’s a good chance,” I tell her, “but this isn’t a zoo. We’ll have to track it.” From the ground, the land looks very different. Acacias, the queens of the thornveld, sprout among golden grasses and offer meager shade from the searing sun of the thirtieth parallel south. We meet our ranger, Clive, who hurries us into the open-top

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Scenes from andBeyond Phinda Homestead (from above): Game viewing from a bedroom deck; braai in the boma; interiors, including bedrooms and outdoor living areas, incorporate Zulu art and materials indigenous to South Africa. Far right: The view from the Lebombo Mountains.

Land Cruiser so we won’t miss the two cheetahs he spotted on the way in. Less than a quartermile in, we see the pair sunning themselves, belly up, on a clay mound. We take our time photographing from all angles. Judging by their girth, they won’t be moving anytime soon. Clive asks Annie what she wants most to see. She has that answer handy: “Bush babies! And leopards.” “We’ll do our best,” he replies. “The ground’s still wet from the rains.” I’ve been on enough safaris to know that’s code for potential disappointment. Off-roading, the biggest advantage of game viewing in a private reserve, is prohibited when the soil is muddy. This is nonnegotiable for conservation-minded outfitter andBeyond, which is as concerned with its impact on wild places as with providing an extraordinary guest experience. I’m secretly thrilled

about this. The subtext of such a policy—if habitat is damaged, the balance of the ecosystem is threatened—is a far more valuable lesson for my daughter than ticking the Big Five off a list. Regardless of conditions, Phinda’s varied terrain, which includes most of southern Africa’s remaining sand forest, makes for prolific wildlife sightings. Even on the short drive to the lodge, we glimpse impala, giraffe, waterbuck, and a rare black rhino at a watering hole. Spirits are high, and the mood is only amplified when we reach our home for the next few days, andBeyond Phinda Homestead. This private villa, which was expanded and reopened last year, is a magnificent expression of modern architecture in the midst of the KwaZulu-Natal wilderness. Four bedrooms, all with outdoor showers and private decks, are oriented around massive common areas with plenty of places to gather, including an infinity-edge pool, a sunken firepit, an outdoor bar, and even a koi pond. Everything has been designed to celebrate indigenous culture: Art is by South African creatives, reed

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curtains are woven by local Zulu women, walls are made of railroad ties or of sand and clay from the reserve. Combined with the fact that a dedicated staff is always on hand, the Homestead is the perfect situation for families on safari. We rise at 5 the next morning, eager to get into the bush early, when animals are most active. By dawn, the air is moist with humidity and the sky is solid gray—not a great sign, but not enough to stop us. Our tracker, Benny, sees leopard tracks alongside the dirt road. We follow them for a couple of miles through a nagging drizzle, but the inevitable downpour erases them. Huddled beneath ponchos, we persist valiantly, but animals are nowhere in sight. One thing about Africa: It makes no promises. The place is so vast and untamed, you have to be prepared to roll with whatever comes. I’ve been traveling to the continent since I read Peter Matthiessen’s The Tree Where Man Was Born 25 years ago, and my experiences have yielded everything from elation to raw fear. I’ve soared in a hot-air balloon as the sun rose

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over the red dunes of the Namib Desert. I’ve watched crocodiles take down wildebeest crossing the Mara River and lions rip the hide off buffalos in the wilds of Botswana. I’ve been charged by a silverback somewhere between the Congo and Uganda, seen cheetahs circle my tent in Zimbabwe, and kicked a soccer ball with giggling children in Malawi. Each of these moments has underscored the continent’s extremes—you witness life and death, beauty and gloom, innocence and corruption, often in the same day—and made plain the impermanence of things. Change is ceaseless everywhere, but here, where there are fewer worldly distractions, it’s more pronounced. Though it seems counterintuitive, observing ephemerality—from the circle of life to habitat loss to cultural degradation—in real time makes you less fearful. There are worse things than coming in from the rain to the comforts of a huge home-cooked

Clockwise from top left: Phinda Homestead’s outdoor dining room overlooks the pool and bushveld; high design meets African tradition; the pool wall is made of repurposed railroad ties; close-up views of wildlife are the highlight of an andBeyond safari.

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Cape Grace is nestled at the foot of Table Mountain.

breakfast. We console ourselves with waffles, seed-rich granolas, smoothie bowls, and Turkish eggs with garlicky yogurt—and just like that, the sun comes out. While Clive and Bernie dry off the Cruiser for another foray, we hear elephants and see them, a moment later, coming to drink at our swimming pool. Any lingering disappointment over a wet morning vanishes as we behold the parade of pachyderms less than 20 feet away. Annie’s face is beaming. For sundowners, a safari tradition since colonial times, we head to the Lebombo Mountains. On the way, we track a cheetah and its cubs with a kill. When they walk away, Clive helps Annie make a plaster-ofParis impression of the cub’s paw prints, which she proclaims “the best souvenir ever.” We continue through forested terrain to higher elevations and stop at a peak that yields sweeping views across the valley to the coast. Clive and Bernie set up a table and pour age-appropriate libations as we appreciate the halo of golden light that signals the end of day. When night falls, we look for bush

babies and leopards in the trees. Even Bernie’s eagle eyes and red spotlight are not helping. Chances are both are deeper inside the bush, but we can’t risk tearing up the ground. There are other rewards—lions on the prowl, the silhouette of a duiker before it darts into the thicket, and a magical show of stars—but the longing remains. On our last night at the Homestead, we have dinner alfresco in the boma, a circular reed structure that houses the braai (barbecue). Somewhere between main course and dessert, we hear the Sunken firepit at andBeyond Phinda Homestead human-like cry of a bush baby. Clive leads us on a walk to find the nocturnal creature, but the cry becomes fainter as it moves through the treetops. “Sorry, Annie,” he says. “We tried.” Her answer makes me proud: “That’s okay. I know it’s there.” Sometimes that’s enough. (andbeyond.com)

Safari PREGAME There’s more than wildlife in South Africa. Cape Town, one of the country’s three capitals, is rich in heritage, natural beauty, and plenty for kids to do. AndBeyond’s fantastic guides can help you negotiate the city efficiently and safely. Here are five must-dos: 1. Tour Cape Point, the peninsula that culminates in the Cape of Good Hope. Don’t skip the drive through Chapman’s Peak and stop at Boulders Beach (near Simon’s Town) to commune with hundreds of African penguins. (capepoint.co.za) 2. Stay at Cape Grace at the foot of Table Mountain, on the V&A waterfront. The views are as extraordinary as the hospitality. Family-friendly activities include a lovely high tea, seal watching from the rear terrace, and cookie decorating. (capegrace.com) 3. Visit Robben Island. Off the coast of Cape Town, this living museum was once a political prison, famous for incarcerating Nelson Mandela. Ex-prisoners now lead the tours, offering a harrowing perspective on the nation’s hard-won civil liberties. This is a wonderful educational experience for mature children. (robben-island.org.za) 4. Take the aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain. Fair warning: The cable car doesn’t operate in windy conditions, which occur often. If you don’t get lucky, there are 350 hiking trails to the top. The views are more than worth the effort. (tablemountainnationalpark.org) 5. Spend a day in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch). This South African treasure is home to more than 200 species of fauna and avifauna and 1,000 indigenous plants. Stop in to Moyo (moyo.co.za) for local dishes like venison potjie, a stew made in cast-iron pots. The fried mopane worms are sure to elicit an “Ewww” out of the kids. «

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Clockwise from left: Tiki cocktails and small bites, including scallion pancakes and a cucumber and seaweed salad, at Shore Leave; prune-stuffed gnocchi with foie gras at No. 9 Park; Shore Leave interior; grilled skewers, sushi, and playful Japanese dishes at Hojoko.

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Boston’s Foodie Revolution The Cradle of Liberty is now a cradle of EPICUREAN INGENUITY By Paul Rubio

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New England’s largest city has solidified a starring role in the global gastronomic movement thanks to a surge in chef- and personality-driven restaurants helmed by both established and rising talent. Here, we present an eclectic handful of restaurants leading the race in Boston’s foodie marathon and throwing a Red Sox–worthy curveball into the once predictable culinary scene. HOJOKO Boston native Tim Cushman placed his hometown on the culinary map in 2008 when his freshman endeavor, the haute sushi restaurant O Ya, garnered nearly every accolade imaginable, including coveted spots on The New York Times’ and Food & Wine’s best restaurant lists and later landing a James Beard Award in 2012. Since then, Cushman has expanded to New York City and returned to Boston with another Japanese eatery, the funky and casual

tavern-style Hojoko. Serious food lovers can’t get enough of the innovative sushi rolls and teppanyaki creations, while Boston’s cool kids go wild over the anime overtones, the kitschy sake cups, and the party-heavy hipster atmosphere. (hojokoboston.com) SHORE LEAVE This subterranean tiki bar and restaurant is a multisensory journey through Oceania and the Pacific Rim. Grab a seat in one of the seaweedgreen tufted booths or along the bambootextured bar. Then ogle and order from the hyper-original cocktail menu, beginning with the namesake Shore Leave cocktail—a blend of rums, passionfruit, lime, and bitters served in a coconut-shaped mug—and ending with

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the sweet, salty, and decadent It Takes Two to Mango, presented in a fiery volcano. In between, feast on Pacific-inspired appetizers like the scallion pancake with king crab dip, the fried clam bao, and a spicy green mango salad. (shoreleaveboston.com)

ROW 34 New England’s seafood dream team—oyster farmer Skip Bennett, noted chef Jeremy Sewall, and restaurateurs Garrett Harker and Shore

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Luxuriate between meals in one of the newly renovated, coastal-chic rooms at the Boston Harbor Hotel, where oversized windows reveal the city’s premier waterfront panoramas. Consider splurging on one of the specialty suites, such as the got-to-see-it-tobelieve-it, 4,800-square-foot John Adams Presidential Suite. For an evening of formal dining, reserve a table at in-house restaurant Meritage Restaurant & Wine Bar, a Europeanaccented, vineyard-to-table concept by Daniel Bruce, a pioneering chef and founder of the country’s first vino-focused food fest, the Boston Wine Festival. (bhh.com) «

Gregory—take diners on a timeless gastronomic adventure under-the-sea at this Boston institution. Book weeks in advance for a night of craft beer and the freshest raw selections, not to mention the city’s best lobster roll and hand-cut fries. Admire the seductive, industrial interiors, envisioned by New York–based design firm Bentel & Bentel (of Eleven Madison Park and Gramercy Tavern fame), which transformed Row 34’s century-old building into a modern amalgam of brick, steel, wood beams, and subway tiles. (row34.com) TONY & ELAINE’S Boston’s Italian-centric North End has its fair share of tourist traps, so we’re always excited when authenticity lands in this history-steeped neighborhood. Our newest obsession, Tony & Elaine’s, proudly skews Italian-American, fulfilling foodie fantasies of colossal fried mozzarella sticks (made with blocks of fresh cheese), baking pans of fluffy focaccia, and heaping plates of the perfect eggplant parmigiana over a mountain of fresh pasta. This is a fun, newfashioned take on your favorite mom-and-pop joint from the neighborhood strip mall. Be sure to come very hungry. (tonyandelaines.com)

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NO. 9 PARK Given her array of accolades, including numerous James Beard Award wins and nominations, Barbara Lynch is regarded as the celebrity chef in New England. Her seven Boston food and beverage concepts are on everyone’s radar, none more so than Beacon Hill stalwart No. 9 Park. Savor regionally influenced Italian and French dishes, such as Lynch’s signature prune-stuffed gnocchi, through either an à la carte menu or a six-course, wine-paired chef’s tasting experience. For something more interactive, consider spending an evening at Lynch’s 10-seat show kitchen and microcookbook store, Stir, which hosts thematic cooking classes, wine tastings, and dinners year-round. (no9park.com)

Clockwise from left: Bentel & Bentel–designed bar and dining room at Row 34; incredibly fresh oysters paired with Row 34’s small-batch hot sauce; Meritage Restaurant & Wine Bar and John Adams Presidential Suite at Boston Harbor Hotel; spaghetti and meatballs at Tony & Elaine’s.

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VIBE Family-oriented, charming, patriotic FASHION ESSENTIALS I named one of my first k.fisk designs, a strapless dress called the Galley Mini, after a favorite Nantucket restaurant, Galley Beach. It is light, easy, and perfect for sun on the shoulders. It goes great with Jimmy Choo sandals and a straw tote with a bathing suit tucked inside.

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A MUST-DO ACTIVITY NOT IN THE GUIDEBOOKS The Bluff Walk is a secret walking trail in Sconset along the eastern edge of the island. It’s nestled high above the Atlantic Ocean and has breathtaking views.

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WHERE TO EAT In addition to Galley Beach (galleybeach.net), I love Provisions (provisions nantucket.com), Oran Mor (oranmorbistro.com), and CRU Oyster Bar (crunantucket.com). LOCAL DISH TO DREAM ABOUT The herb bread from Something Natural (something natural.com)

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Kristen Blabey has lived in Naples for 15 years, but her New England roots run deep. Each summer, the Connecticut native and her family travel to Nantucket and rent a home near Quidnet Beach in sight of Sankaty Head Lighthouse. While Blabey especially loves visiting for the Fourth of July, she notes that there’s plenty to do throughout the season, which typically kicks off in April with the Daffodil Festival and lasts through December’s famous Christmas Stroll. In Naples, Blabey stays busy managing her clothing line, k.fisk, and keeping up with her three children. However, this beach-loving beauty always looks forward to those chill island days exploring Nantucket’s wharf shops, farmlands, and bike trails. —Caroline Ridgway

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BEST SEAT IN TOWN From 1 to 4 p.m. at Galley Beach with my toes in the sand and sun on my shoulders, enjoying a lobster roll and a bottle of Domaines Ott. WHERE TO SHOP One of my all-time favorites is Current Vintage (currentvintage.com) for wonderful vintage goods and super wines.

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UNWRITTEN RULE THE LOCALS LIVE BY Fog happens.

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A FUN CULTURAL EXPERIENCE Go on an evening ghost tour. There are several operators, all of which offer a fun haunted overview of Nantucket. Cisco Brewers

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souvenir TO collect Nantucket is known for its Rainbow Fleet of catboats. I have a collection of small, colorful wooden boats from The Toy Boat (thetoyboat.com). They no longer have a store, but you can find them online.

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the car a cool ’60s retro vibe. I mean, why use a navigation screen when you have a compass? All the superlatives in Webster’s don’t come close to describing the overpowering joy of piloting this reimagined Bentley convertible. Based closely on the all-new Continental GT coupe, this GT droptop combines elegance, blistering performance, driving sophistication, and handcrafted luxury in one divine grand touring package. Style-wise, it’s just gorgeous. I adore the wider grille, the more chiseled lines, the broader shoulders covering those optional 22-inch rims. And feast your peepers on the new ovoid LED headlamps reminiscent of the finest cut-crystal goblets. They’re just a work of art. As before, there’s a tight-fitting cloth top that can raise or lower in 19 seconds and at speeds of up to 30 mph. Buyers can choose from seven fabric colors and, for the first time, a tweed cloth. But the greatest elevation in appeal comes with the redesigned interior. Bentley’s artisans have taken diamond quilting to a new level with raised 3-D quilting for the door panels. Settle into the new 20-way-adjustable front seats and enjoy more side support and neck warmers that’ll keep you toasty on chilly days (when and if they ever come).

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PRICE: FROM $218,350 ENGINE: 4.0-LITER TWIN-TURBO V-8 POWER: 542 HP TORQUE: 568 LB-FT TRANSMISSION: 8-SPEED AUTOMATIC 0-60: 4 SECONDS TOP SPEED: 198 MPH LENGTH/ WIDTH: 191/77 INCHES WEIGHT: 5,000 POUNDS WHY WE LOVE IT: BECAUSE IT MERGES GENUINE LUXURY AND OPENTOP DRIVING ENJOYMENT.

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The biggest news, however, is not what’s inside but what’s under the hood. For 2020 the coupe and convertible get a new, state-of-the-art V-8. The famous W-12 continues, but after spending a couple of blissful days behind the wheel of the eight-cylinder convertible, you have to wonder if the extra cost (a nontrivial $16,100), additional thirst, and enhanced complexity of the W-12 are worth it. This is basically the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 that powers the latest Porsche Panamera Turbo and Lamborghini Urus sport-ute. In Bentley guise, it punches out 542 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. If that wasn’t intriguing enough, this turbine-smooth V-8 is mated to a brand new eight-speed double-clutch transmission for lightning-fast shifts and

right-now responses. It’s truly a formidable combo. Stand on the gas and this all-wheel drive droptop will lunge off the line and hit 60 mph in four seconds flat—and not quit till the speedo needle is showing 198 mph. What I love most about the way the brawny V-8 delivers its power is its duality of character. One second it’s happy purring along with four cylinders deactivated; the next it’s burbling, barking, and hurling the GT at the horizon, making it feel like an oversized supercar. This is a spectacular vehicle—the finest, most joyous-to-drive convertible out there. A car where V-8 power is more fun than the 12. Yes, this new GT V-8 will set you back $218,350 and up. But for savoring the upcoming Florida winter—along with the occasional Toblerone to satisfy your chocolate cravings—this is one tasty treat. «

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CLAUDIA DAL LAGO Founder and President, Ella Creations, Naples

Like many young parents, Claudia Dal Lago and her husband, Mike, left a big city for a more family-focused quality of life. “We set our sights on Naples, where my brother and his family settled,” she says. “My husband received a job offer in Naples, and we have never looked back.” The public relations maven, who was born and raised in Panama City, Panama, says when she first visited New York City at age 7, she told her parents that one day she would work in “one of those skyscrapers.” She did, and with great success. After relocating to Naples, she opened her own agency to help businesses develop and execute effective marketing and PR strategies. “I’m most proud of the business I created and the level of success it has achieved.” While her career keeps her busy, both she and Mike, who founded and runs Dal Lago Law, are devoted to their two sons. Together, the family likes to bike, bowl, and spend time at the beach. Dal Lago also makes an effort to give back. She’s served as a guild member at the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, for example, and has worked with the Hunger & Homeless Coalition of Collier County. Dal Lago is a woman of many talents. She played competitive tennis in junior high and was even on the Panamanian tennis team. Today, she enjoys cooking and entertaining, and often whips up dishes such as ceviche and empanadas from scratch. She and her family also have a passion for trying new restaurants, both in Naples and on vacation. “I sometimes book travels based on where and when I can get my dinner reservations,” she says.

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Founder and Chief Planning Officer, Advanced Wealth Advisors, Naples Soren Christensen is a driven, prosperous businessman. But when asked to do a brief introduction at speaking engagements, he defines himself first and foremost as the father of two little girls and a proud husband. “I know with 100-percent certainty that I am successful because of the support I’ve had from my wife,” he says. Christensen and his wife, Allison, knew each other in junior high and reconnected via Facebook in 2011. After just one date, “I was crazy about her,” he recalls. Things happened fast, and he proposed in October 2011. They married in July 2012 and moved from Michigan to Naples that September, bringing with him the financial planning firm he’d established in 2010. They jumped right into the community, supporting the Humane Society Naples, the Shelter for Abused Women & Children, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, and others. After Hurricane Irma, Christensen created Plans for Our Protectors to offer free financial planning for current and former military service members, law enforcement professionals, and first responders to thank them for their service. In his day-to-day life, Christensen tries to bring a dash of lightheartedness to the serious business of finance by incorporating colorful dress socks and ties into his professional attire. He also strives to remain grounded by focusing on his family and his roots. He still takes out the garbage at his office—a task he did at 16 in his first job as a movie usher. “As I get more successful, I want to stay humble,” he says. “I’m not saying anything bad about anyone who takes out trash; what I mean is, it reminds me of where I started.”

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NATALIE GONZALEZ Manager of Supportive Care, Avow Hospice, Naples

Faith, family, and music have always taken precedence in Natalie Gonzalez’s life. Although she wanted to be a singer when she was little, she didn’t relish getting up on stage, so she sought other ways to share her talents. “I learned I could use the thing I love so much and turn it into a career that helps transform people,” says the South Carolina native. In college, she studied music therapy, intrigued by how music interacts with the brain and the body. She decided to pursue hospice care and moved to Naples in 2016 to work as a board-certified music therapist with Avow Hospice. In her position, Gonzalez oversees complementary therapies and adult bereavement as well as Avow Kids, a loss and grief support team. Today, she’s working toward a master’s degree in human services counseling with an emphasis on marriage and family relationships to further expand her role. Gonzalez initially lived on Florida’s east coast, where she met her husband, Miguel, a fellow music lover, at church. She moved four weeks later but says, “He pursued me when I was really not sure how things were going to turn out. We got married last September and are ‘sappy and happy,’ as we like to say.” When not working or studying, Gonzalez attends Summit Church, where she serves as a backup vocalist and keyboard player on the worship team and is involved in community service projects. She also enjoys watching movies on the lawn at Mercato, fishing at the Naples Pier, and taking part in happy hour downtown. Another passion for Gonzalez is supporting healthy lifestyles and longevity as part of the Blue Zones Project, and she was instrumental in starting a Blue Zones task force at Avow.

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RACHEL KADUK Business Development Manager, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee

If you buy the hype that millennials aren’t hard workers, then you haven’t met Rachel Kaduk. This Florida native knows how to get the job done—especially when working with her team at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. One such example: They recently hosted a party for 700-plus guests after the expected turnout was only 100. It took a massive effort, Kaduk says, but “we pulled it off, and we looked like we were rock stars all along.” Kaduk, who moved to Southwest Florida in 2002, loves Naples’ myriad opportunities to do good. “I am very blessed to work for a company that has a generous heart for so many great causes and organizations,” she says. Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee supports the Guadalupe Center, the Everglades Foundation, the Naples Botanical Garden, the PACE Center for Girls, the Humane Society Naples, and many more. High on Kaduk’s list is the Women of Seminole Gaming mentoring program for young women. “I am passionate about lifting up young women to know their potential and helping them achieve their goals.” Her love for supporting the next generation of strong women starts at home with her 8-year-old daughter, Audrey. Recently, they went on a “riches to rags” vacation. The riches— a trip to New York with three Broadway shows and sightseeing. The rags—camping in Michigan the week after. But regardless of whether she’s at home with her daughter or at work with her colleagues, Kaduk tries to live by these words: “All you can do is all you can do, and all you can do is enough.”

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VLADIMIR TRIVUNOVIC Executive Chef, Ocean Prime, Naples

Vladimir Trivunovic discovered a passion for cooking by accident. While in college in his native Serbia, he chose a course in gastronomy thinking it was astronomy. “I don’t know what was in my head,” he says, laughing. He then landed in a hotel kitchen for a school internship and that was it. After graduation, he worked at a North Carolina country club before moving to Marco Island in 2014. He thought about returning to Serbia in 2015 but chose to stay in the United States to earn money to help his mother, who was in need of $10,000 for cancer surgery. In 2016, he joined Ocean Prime as an executive sous chef and was promoted to executive chef last year at the age of 28. “I like to take care of people,” says Trivunovic, who oversees a team of 20 at the restaurant. “If someone comes to me with a problem, I do my best to help. My style is casual and friendly but tough on standards and exceptional service.” Giving back is a big part of the culture at Ocean Prime. The chef and his team donate time, talent, and food for events such as the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest and the Paradise Coast Wine & Food Experience. When not working, Trivunovic plays chess, ping-pong, or soccer with friends and visits other restaurants to see what they’re up to. Downtime is rare, but he’s okay with that. “When you like what you do, there will never be stress. I always come to work with a smile because I love being here.” «

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he was in her 90s and nothing if not an optimist. “This might be my last plane,” she told the interior design team at Embraer Executive Jets, “and I want to have fun. I don’t want to do beige.” What the spirited, Texas-based client wanted to do was color. Lots of color. So much so, in fact, that there initially were some raised eyebrows at Embraer, which builds planes in Melbourne, Florida. But once the staff embraced the flamboyance, they had a blast. And so, apparently, did the buyer. “It meant the world for us to be able to deliver what she wanted,” says Frank Chavez, Embraer’s director of interior design and customer interaction. “The fact that she had fun proved two things. It proved to us as a company that it’s okay to go outside the box—that it’s not going to destroy brand value. And it proved that pleasing the customer, even in a jet segment where we don’t see that much customization, is always the priority.” While personal touches are less prevalent with the entry-level Phenom, which is what the color-loving grand dame purchased, the sky’s the limit with Embraer’s $53 million, Manhattan-themed Lineage 1000 that was presented at this year’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva. The design concept includes the Cloud Club, a luxury lounge with decor inspired by the Chrysler building (think brass light treatments and a mohair/lambskin sofa) along with a panoramic city-loft window reminiscent of French designer

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Materials used in Embraer’s Bali Spa Hopper concept design (left) are sustainable and recyclable, and incorporate no varnish or leather. For clients who want less lavish interiors for business use, such as on a Phenom 100 (below), industry experts recommend neutral colors like those shown in the entryway of a Lineage 1000 (bottom).

Jean-Michel Frank. However, the interiors of most private jets—or, as manufacturers typically call them, executive or business jets—fall somewhere between basic beige and outright opulence. With Naples surpassing Fort Lauderdale as having the third busiest private jet airport in Florida, according to Private Jet Card Comparisons, plane makers are seeking new ways to boost customer loyalty in Southwest Florida. (West Palm Beach, the eighth busiest private jet airport in the United States, holds Florida’s No. 1 spot, while Miami topped Naples

by just a few hundred flights in 2018.) One way to attract and retain clients, industry insiders say, is by providing bespoke interiors that best reflect a buyer’s taste while staying basic enough to maintain global appeal and enhance resale value. Budgets don’t usually hinder business jet clients, especially those kicking the tires of, say, Bombardier’s $73 million Global 7000, which can include a full dining room and a multimedia theater. Or the Airbus ACJ319neo that costs $101.5 million, and that’s before adding custom interior touches. But wish lists notwithstanding, guidelines on safety, weight, and flammability limit what even the wealthiest buyer can put in a flying metal tube. “Once I was even asked to install a fireplace in a cabin,” recalls Jay Beever, Embraer’s vice president of interior design. “I obviously had to say no.” In addition to Federal Aviation Administration rules, a plane’s curves play a key role in what’s possible. “I had a customer who 78

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Embraer interior designer Cathy Biegler used a map of the Amazon River to create a carpet and lighted wall design that reflect the intricate pathways of one of South America’s most legendary destinations.

wanted silk sidewalls, but silk doesn’t work well because when you try to pull it around the windows, it wrinkles,” Chavez says. And that’s just one of the differences in designing for a plane rather than a house. There’s also “the size, the shape, and even how light plays within the space because of how a plane moves and what time of day or night it’s flying.” Cathy Biegler is an Embraer interior designer on the front lines with clients who occasionally show up in Melbourne with their own interior designer in tow. She escorts them into a large room packed floor to ceiling with textile samples, fabric swatches, carpet squares, and more. There’s leather, vinyl, veneer, and wood. Stone, marble, silver, and brass. Like most manufacturers, Embraer offers prepackaged colors and textures that work well together, but if you’re spending millions and want to go micro, you can customize your private jet down to the seatbelt buckles (brushed steel versus shiny sterling, for example, or perhaps an onyxcolored alloy). “They can even draw a pattern if they want, and I can have that made into a carpet,” says Biegler, who once created one based on a Malaysian customer’s wood carving. Another customer brought in a favorite purse to inspire the design team, while Chavez recalls the buyer who sought the same leather that was in his BMW. Not similar, mind you, but the exact same from the model year of his car. (Embraer was able to source the leather from Germany, but because of the amount required to outfit a

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plane, the request moved much slower than the import that inspired it.) This artisan attention to detail, plus the fact that a high-tech machine is being built from the bolts up, is why it typically takes at least a year to deliver an executive jet. “The things that cover the most area—the carpet, the seats, and then NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | SEPTEMBER 2019

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NetJets maintains brand consistency with the same exterior color scheme throughout its fleet as well as with classic interiors, shown on the Phenom 300 (above and left). Below, a Gulfstream G650 emphasizes contrast with light leather and dark veneer.

the veneer—are the key elements that dictate the interior,” Chavez says, adding that while customers in the United States usually opt for “corporate beige,” Embraer’s European clientele prefers higher contrast elements, such as dark wood with light fabric. Middle Easterners, meanwhile, tend to “go more extravagant,” Biegler notes, and are more open to ornate details and bold colors than their jet-owning counterparts from other areas of the globe. “Americans express themselves more with the interior than the exterior because they want to keep things low profile,” Chavez says. “But in other regions—Latin America, for example—more attention is paid to the exterior paint scheme because owners want people to know that it’s their plane.” Or, as they say in the industry, they want greater “ramp show.” Adds Tray Crow, interior design director at Gulfstream Aerospace, which is based in Savannah, Georgia: “Instead of seeing regional design preferences, what we’re seeing now is more awareness about good design principles overall. Our clients appreciate design for its own sake, and that’s what really drives their interior preferences.” For Candy Dudik, director of cabin configuration and development at NetJets, a company in Columbus, Ohio, that operates the world’s largest private jet fleet and has a hub in West Palm Beach, the goal is

routine, not ramp show. “Although every aircraft is different, we maintain the NetJets branding and feel across all fleets,” she says. The fractional ownership and pay-by-the-hour pioneer recently ordered 200 Embraer Phenom 300s, and NetJets VIPs spent several days in Melbourne with the Embraer interior design team to ensure, as Dudik put it, a “consistent owner experience.” It’s the owner experience, Chavez says, that fuels Embraer’s passion for creating customized jet interiors to meet the most demanding of tastes. “There’s this huge satisfaction for us when a customer comes to take delivery,” he says. “Although they’ve seen pictures of the plane— and we’ve sent them renderings throughout the process—nothing’s more exciting than when all the hangar lights are off, and there’s a projector with the customer’s name or company logo, and then the big doors open, and they see their aircraft for the first time. It’s like being a kid again.” «

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With the help of Embraer interior designer Cathy Biegler (right), Naples Illustrated Editor in Chief Loretta Grantham creates a custom interior with colors inspired by her mother.

DESIGNED FROM THE GROUND UP

In the business of bespoke jets, beauty is in the details

My favorite color is sage green, and I paired it with beige and brown as I began envisioning the interior of my imaginary Praetor 600. I was anxious—I don’t spend $22.5 million every day— but if there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that sage green is my favorite color. It ended up nowhere on the plane. Embraer interior designer Cathy Biegler, who gently steered me away from my earth-toned palette (“It looks too Girl Scout,” she jokes), says she’s seen this before. Clients often arrive with a firm idea in mind, and their own interior designer, then fly off in a different direction. Today I’ve embarked on what Embraer calls “the Melbourne experience,” which includes lunch with the design team in an elegant dining room worthy of Fifth Avenue South and a brief tour of the museum-like executive building. Then I’m whisked upstairs to begin the painstaking process of picking out everything from the seat-insert pattern to the seatbelt buckle.

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Biegler and I hunker down over a table loaded with swatches and samples of real leather, faux leather, fabric—you name it. I ask if a client has ever requested something worthy of Inside West Coast Customs (that car show where they once installed a bowling ball return in a trunk) and she reminds me of federal rules regarding flammability and weight. “You also want to think about resale and who your passengers will be—family or business or both. If you have a favorite sports team, for example, rather than using that logo throughout the plane, you might incorporate it on a blanket that lies Five circles representing pearls on the divan or in the lid of the jewel box.” under “Ida Mae.” The jewel box is a small compartment similar to the console between the front seats of a car. The inside of the lid can eassign team prepares renderings for their approvily be swapped out, just like the inserts on other al. When everything’s nailed down, the client interior storage areas. receives a glistening, glass-topped wooden box Having ditched sage green, I gravitate toward that showcases samples from the textiles that steel gray and cool blue, colors reminiscent of will comprise their plane. It’s a perfect conversamy late mother. She would’ve selected brushed tion piece while you wait for the real thing. sterling seatbelt buckles. “Nothing shiny,” I tell When my renderings arrive, I’m delighted to Biegler, who remembers every detail, including discover that Embraer has dubbed my design that my mother’s name was Ida Mae and that she scheme “Ida Mae,” which Biegler has embroiloved pearls. dered in the blue lid of my Praetor 600’s jewel Once a customer selects every aspect of box. And beneath the name? Five small circles their jet’s interior (and exterior as well), the de- representing pearls. —L.G.

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On the following pages find 250 of the Top Lawyers as chosen by their peers. We profile some of the best legal minds practicing in Collier and Lee counties.

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ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME LAW Kevin W. Crews Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford, P.A. 9132 Strada Pl. Naples 239-552-5303 wickersmith.com Amanda J. Ross Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1249 henlaw.com ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION Patrick C. Coughlan Conflict Solutions, Inc. 1540 Star Pointe Lane Naples 239-417-5969 conflictsolutionsinc.com Christopher W. Crowley Crowley Law Firm 1415 Dean St. Fort Myers 239-332-0303 chriscrowleylaw.com Robin Doyle Doyle Conflict Resolution, Inc. 5150 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-213-0033 doyleresolution.com William J. Hazzard Coleman, Hazzard, Taylor, Klaus, Doupé & Diaz, P.A. 3003 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-298-5207 chtlegal.com

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Tara Miller Dane Tara Miller Dane Mediation Services P.O. Box 2467 Naples 239-643-4338 floridamediators.org James L. Nulman Nulman Mediation Services, Inc. 15880 Summerlin Rd. Fort Myers 239-433-3539 nulmanmediation.com APPELLATE PRACTICE Louis D. D’Agostino Cheffy Passidomo, P.A. 821 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 239-261-9300 napleslaw.com Christopher D. Donovan Roetzel & Andress 850 Park Shore Dr. Naples 239-213-3865 ralaw.com J. Christopher Lombardo Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. 3200 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-649-6555 wpl-legal.com Beth T. Vogelsang Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 8889 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples 239-344-1302 henlaw.com

BANKING AND FINANCE LAW Cathy S. Reiman Roetzel & Andress 850 Park Shore Dr. Naples 239-649-2729 ralaw.com Richard J. Swift Jr. GrayRobinson, P.A. 3838 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-598-3601 gray-robinson.com Douglas L. Waldorf Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. 9110 Strada Pl. Naples 239-444-1844 cohenlaw.com

BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS/INSOLVENCY AND REORGANIZATION LAW Gregory A. Champeau Champeau Law, P.A. 999 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Ste. 232 Naples 239-325-1823 champeaulaw.com Paul A. Giordano Roetzel & Andress 2320 First St. Fort Myers 239-338-4267 ralaw.com Luis E. Rivera GrayRobinson, P.A. 1404 Dean St. Fort Myers 239-340-7979 gray-robinson.com


BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATIONS Edward K. Cheffy Cheffy Passidomo, P.A. 821 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 239-261-9300 napleslaw.com J. Michael Coleman Coleman, Hazzard, Taylor, Klaus, DoupĂŠ & Diaz, P.A. 3003 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-298-5209 chtlegal.com Jeffrey D. Fridkin Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. 5551 Ridgewood Dr. Naples 239-514-1000 gfpac.com Edmond E. Koester Coleman Yovanovich Koester 4001 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-435-3535 cyklawfirm.com BUSINESS LITIGATION John T. Blakely Roetzel & Andress 850 Park Shore Dr. Naples 239-649-6200 ralaw.com Edward K. Cheffy Cheffy Passidomo, P.A. 821 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 239-261-9300 napleslaw.com Sonia M. Diaz Coleman, Hazzard, Taylor, Klaus, DoupĂŠ & Diaz, P.A. 3003 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-298-5211 chtlegal.com Lawrence A. Farese Robins Kaplan, LLP 711 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 239-213-1973 robinskaplan.com

Jeffrey D. Fridkin Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. 5551 Ridgewood Dr. Naples 239-514-1000 gfpac.com

Edward L. Larsen Larsen Trial Law 2390 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-643-0100 edwardlarsenesq.com

Kelley Geraghty Price Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. 9110 Strada Pl. Naples 239-390-1913 cohenlaw.com

Mark H. Muller Mark H. Muller, P.A. 5150 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-774-1432

Ian T. Holmes Holmes Fraser, P.A. 711 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 239-228-7280 holmesfraser.com

Shannon M. Puopolo Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1116 henlaw.com

Marc A. Huling Roetzel & Andress 850 Park Shore Dr. Naples 239-649-2716 ralaw.com

Michael D. Randolph GrayRobinson, P.A. 3838 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-598-3601 gray-robinson.com

William D. Keith Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist 3550 Tamiami Trl. Naples 239-774-2229 ckblaw.com

Andrew H. Reiss Cheffy Passidomo, P.A. 821 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 239-261-9300 napleslaw.com

Carlos A. Kelly Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1326 henlaw.com

Luis E. Rivera GrayRobinson, P.A. 1404 Dean St. Fort Myers 239-340-7979 gray-robinson.com

Rachel A. Kerlek Woods, Weidenmiller, Michetti, & Rudnick, LLP 9045 Strada Stell Ct. Naples 239-325-4070 lawfirmnaples.com Jason Hunter Korn Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. 9110 Strada Pl. Naples 239-390-1914 cohenlaw.com

Douglas B. Szabo Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1260 henlaw.com Theodore L. Tripp Jr. Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP 2400 First St. Fort Myers 239-337-6710 hahnlaw.com

Christopher T. Vernon Vernon Litigation Group 8985 Fontana Del Sol Way Naples 239-649-5390 vernonlitigation.com BUSINESS/CORPORATE W. Jeffrey Cecil Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP 9132 Strada Pl. Naples 239-593-2950 porterwright.com Kevin G. Coleman Coleman Yovanovich Koester 4001 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-435-3535 cyklawfirm.com

ABOUT THE LIST Naples Illustrated partnered with the firm Professional Research Services and asked licensed Collier and Lee counties attorneys who they would recommend (other than themselves), in the area. Attorneys were allowed to name 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 Bar. Qualifying attorneys who received the highest number of votes are reflected on the following list.

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BUSINESS/CORPORATE (cont.) James D. Dati Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC 4001 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-659-3845 bsk.com Kevin R. Lottes Lottes Law Group, PLLC 9132 Strada Pl. Naples 239-552-4114 lotteslaw.com John Paulich III GrayRobinson, P.A. 3838 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-598-3601 gray-robinson.com Mark J. Price Roetzel & Andress 850 Park Shore Dr. Naples 239-649-2710 ralaw.com Jeanne L. Seewald Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP 5811 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples 239-254-2905 hahnlaw.com Guy E. Whitesman Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1180 henlaw.com COMMERCIAL LITIGATION Edward K. Cheffy Cheffy Passidomo, P.A. 821 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 239-261-9300 napleslaw.com J. Michael Coleman Coleman, Hazzard, Taylor, Klaus, Doupé & Diaz, P.A. 3003 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-298-5209 chtlegal.com

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Joseph M. Coleman Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. 3200 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-649-6555 wpl-legal.com Jeffrey D. Fridkin Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. 5551 Ridgewood Dr. Naples 239-514-1000 gfpac.com Kelley Geraghty Price Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. 9110 Strada Pl. Naples 239-390-1913 cohenlaw.com Jeffrey S. Haut Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP 2400 First St. Fort Myers 239-337-6753 hahnlaw.com Marc A. Huling Roetzel & Andress 850 Park Shore Dr. Naples 239-649-2716 ralaw.com Robert G. Menzies FisherBroyles, LLP 2390 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-293-3945 fisherbroyles.com Casey K. Weidenmiller Woods, Weidenmiller, Michetti, & Rudnick, LLP 9045 Strada Stell Ct. Naples 239-325-4070 lawfirmnaples.com D. Keith Wickenden Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. 5551 Ridgewood Dr. Naples 239-514-1000 gfpac.com

CONSTRUCTION LAW Peter J. Cambs Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, PLLC 6609 WillowPark Dr. Naples 239-331-5100 gadclaw.com J. Michael Coleman Coleman, Hazzard, Taylor, Klaus, Doupé & Diaz, P.A. 3003 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-298-5209 chtlegal.com Sonia M. Diaz Coleman, Hazzard, Taylor, Klaus, Doupé & Diaz, P.A. 3003 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-298-5209 chtlegal.com Jeffrey D. Fridkin Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. 5551 Ridgewood Dr. Naples 239-514-1000 gfpac.com Kenneth H. Haney Quarles & Brady, LLP 1395 Panther Ln. Naples 239-659-5050 quarles.com Marc A. Huling Roetzel & Andress 850 Park Shore Dr. Naples 239-649-2716 ralaw.com Jason Hunter Korn Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. 9110 Strada Pl. Naples 239-390-1914 cohenlaw.com Mark H. Muller Mark H. Muller, P.A. 5150 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-774-1432

Patrick H. Neale Patrick Neale & Associates 5470 Bryson Ct. Naples 239-642-1485 patrickneale.com Donald G. Peterson Yarnell & Peterson, P.A. 3431 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples 239-566-2013 napleslaw.us Darrin M. Phillips Phillips Law Firm 350 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 239-262-4180 phillipslawfl.com Michael D. Randolph GrayRobinson, P.A. 3838 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-598-3601 gray-robinson.com Mark A. Slack Woods, Weidenmiller, Michetti, & Rudnick, LLP 9045 Strada Stell Ct. Naples 239-325-4070 lawfirmnaples.com Floyd S. Yarnell Yarnell & Peterson, P.A. 3431 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples 239-566-2013 napleslaw.us CORPORATE LAW Richard C. Grant Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. 5551 Ridgewood Dr. Naples 239-514-1000 gfpac.com Jason Hunter Korn Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. 9110 Strada Pl. Naples 239-390-1914 cohenlaw.com


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JAMES KELLEHER

Jim Kelleher founded The Kelleher Firm in Southwest Florida to ensure accident victims get the justice they deserve. With several decades of combined experience, the attorneys at The Kelleher Firm are proud of the many multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements they have obtained on behalf of their clients. They fight passionately for victims of serious injury, utilizing their skills, resources, and experience to obtain the best possible results in each and every case. Throughout his distinguished career, Kelleher has received numerous awards and has continually received the highest ratings for his work on behalf of his clients. He was awarded the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating offered and is based on reviews and evaluations by other practicing attorneys. His peers have continuously given him the highest available ratings for his dedication, ethics, knowledge of the law, and communication skills. His numerous professional honors include being listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in America among personal injury attorneys and named a fellow by the American Board of Trial Advocates; a

Lawyer of Distinction by the organization of the same name that awards the title based on ethics, experience, and case results; and a Top Trial Lawyer in America by the prestigious National Trial Lawyers Association. Throughout his more than 30-year career, he has helped clients pursue compensation for their pain and suffering, recovering numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his injured clients in all types of personal injury claims. Kelleher has dedicated his career to assisting these victims in rebuilding their lives as they heal following these tragedies. Kelleher began his successful legal career in Florida as an attorney at the highly esteemed Morgan & Morgan Law Firm. He served as managing partner of multiple Morgan & Morgan offices throughout the Southeast and was a member of the firm’s executive committee for 15 years. Kelleher graduated cum laude with his juris doctor in 1983 from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School after earning his undergraduate degree in political science from LeMoyne College in Syracuse. He and his wife, Susan, reside in Naples.

James Kelleher

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE NON-WHITE COLLAR Jerry Berry Law Offices of Jerry Berry, P.A. 2670 Airport Pulling Rd. Naples 239-775-2255 jerryberrylaw.com Daniel M. Cavanaugh Law Offices of Cavanaugh & Cavanaugh 2500 N. Tamiami Trl. Naples 239-449-8585 Donald Day Law Offices of Donald P. Day 3375 Tamiami Trl. Naples 239-529-6053 donalddaylaw.com Thomas R. Gorman III Law Offices of Donald P. Day 3375 Tamiami Trl. Naples 239-529-6053 donalddaylaw.com Michael Hopkins Law Offices of Jerry Berry, P.A. 2670 Airport Pulling Rd. Naples 239-775-2255 jerryberrylaw.com Shannon McFee Law Office of Shannon McFee 2671 Airport Pulling Rd. S. Naples 239-775-9697 smcfeelaw.com Jose Nuñez Law Office of Verderamo & Nuñez 2662 Airport Rd. Naples 239-775-1004 verderamonunezlaw.com Jason S. Schwartz The Law Offices of Schwartz & Zonas, LLC 700 Second Ave. Naples 239-403-7427

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James Zonas The Law Offices of Schwartz & Zonas, LLC 700 Second Ave. Naples 239-403-7427

Edward E. Wollman Wollman, Gehrke & Associates, P.A. 2235 Venetian Ct. Naples 239-435-1533 probate-florida.com

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James W. Chandler Law Office of James W. Chandler, P.A. 2671 Airport Rd. S. Naples 239-732-6631 jameswchandler.com

Carlos A. Kelly Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1326 henlaw.com

Donald Day Law Offices of Donald P. Day 3375 Tamiami Trl. Naples 239-529-6053 donalddaylaw.com Yale T. Freeman Yale T. Freeman, P.A. 7400 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-530-2500 ytfreemanlaw.com ELDER LAW Jill Burzynski Burzynski Elder Law 1124 Goodlette Rd. Naples 239-434-8557 burzynskilaw.com Robert H. Eardley Law Office of Robert H. Eardley, P.A. 1415 Panther Lane Naples 239-591-6776 swflorida-law.com A. Stephen Kotler Kotler Law Firm, P.L. 999 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Naples 239-325-2333 kotlerpl.com Beth A. Prather Beth A. Prather, P.A. 12685 New Brittany Blvd. Fort Myers 239-208-3050 bpratherelderlaw.com

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS LAW Jeffrey M. Folkman Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP 5811 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples 239-254-2950 hahnlaw.com Darrin M. Phillips Phillips Law Firm 350 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 239-262-4180 phillipslawfl.com ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Beverly Grady Roetzel & Andress 2320 First St. Fort Myers 239-338-4207 ralaw.com


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CHRISTOPHER T. VERNON

Chris Vernon formed Vernon Litigation Group in Naples with the singular goal of helping businesses and individuals pursue successful results in legal disputes. For the last six years, the firm has been named in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” as a tier one firm for both commercial litigation and securities/capital markets. Vernon Litigation Group consists of lawyers who focus their practice on representing clients both locally and nationally in litigation, mediation, and arbitration, especially in financial disputes involving investment, business, construction, real estate, probate, hurricane damage, and financial employment matters. The firm now includes an Atlanta office, and as it grows, its areas of litigation practice grow as well. The latest practice addition involves representing businesses and individuals in disputes relating to identity theft and cyber fraud, which is becoming a bigger issue every day. The firm also often collaborates and co-counsels with transactional law firms that have clients in need of a litigation team for a particular dispute.

Vernon believes in leading by example. Every year since starting the firm, he has held an AV Preeminent rating by MartindaleHubbell and has been recognized by both Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and Securities/Capital Markets Law. For Vernon, these are indicators that businesses and high-net-worth individuals trust Vernon Litigation Group to represent them in cases that will have a profound impact on the future of their business and on their personal financial future. Built into every client engagement is a concept of collaborating with the client to develop a cost-effective strategy designed to accomplish the client’s customized objective. Vernon Litigation Group is especially proud of the client testimonials appearing on its website at vernonlitigation.com, and invites you to review its website to get a better idea of the value the Vernon Litigation team believes they can add to businesses and individuals with potential litigation or arbitration matters.

Christopher T. Vernon

Vernon Litigation Group 8985 Fontana Del Sol Way | Naples | 239-649-5390 | vernonlitigation.com

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DONNA MARSHALL

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (cont.) Neale Montgomery Pavese Law Firm 1833 Hendry St. Fort Myers 239-336-6235 paveselaw.com Russell P. Schropp Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1280 henlaw.com FAMILY LAW Reuben A Doupé Coleman, Hazzard, Taylor, Klaus, Doupé & Diaz, P.A. 3003 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-298-5216 chtlegal.com Nicole L. Goetz Nicole L. Goetz, P.L. 4933 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-325-5030 nlg-pl.com

With more than 25 years of marital and family law experience, a background in business and finance, and specialized knowledge of children’s issues, Donna Marshall understands her clients’ sophisticated legal and family issues. Donna’s approach is straightforward, intelligent, and solution-oriented. Her advanced trial and mediation skills have been recognized by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Florida Supreme Court. She competently navigates her clients’ cases through the court process, without unnecessary expense or time. Donna’s integrity quickly earns her clients’ trust, that she will protect their financial security into the future.

Cynthia B. Hall Silverio & Hall, P.A. 255 Eighth St. S. Naples 239-649-1001 silveriohall.com Dale W. Klaus Coleman, Hazzard, Taylor, Klaus, Doupé & Diaz, P.A. 3003 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-298-5203 chtlegal.com J. Christopher Lombardo Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. 3200 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-649-6555 wpl-legal.com

Donna Marshall

Marshall Law Office 5150 Tamiami Trial North, Suite 402 | Naples 239-213-1311 attorneymarshall.net

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John S. Long Long & Associates, P.A. 5185 Castello Dr. Naples 239-316-1600 lanaples.com

John E. Long Jr. Long, Murphy & Zung, P.A. 700 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 239-232-2208 naplesfamilylawfirm.com Donna J. Marshall Marshall Law Office 5150 Tamiami Trl. Naples 239-213-1311 attorneymarshall.net Edwin F. Murphy Long, Murphy & Zung, P.A. 700 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 239-232-2208 naplesfamilylawfirm.com Alex Peterson Family First Legal Group 2950 Immokalee Rd. Naples 239-319-4441 familyfirstlegalgroup.com Kayla E. Richmond Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1156 henlaw.com Mark V. Silverio Silverio & Hall, P.A. 255 Eighth St. S. Naples 239-649-1001 silveriohall.com L. David Sims Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1119 henlaw.com Ryan Tarnow Tarnow & Associates Family Lawyers, PLLC 5150 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-202-0265 tarnowfamilylawyers.com


Jeanne T. Tate Jeanne T. Tate, P.A. 1000 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-594-2838 floridaadoptionlawfirm.com Beth T. Vogelsang Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 8889 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples 239-344-1302 henlaw.com Rebecca Zung Long, Murphy & Zung, P.A. 700 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 239-232-2208 naplesfamilylawfirm.com GOVERNMENT RELATIONS PRACTICE Anthony P. Pires Jr. Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. 3200 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-649-6555 wpl-legal.com Matthew Roepstorff GrayRobinson, P.A. 1404 Dean St. Fort Myers 239-340-7979 gray-robinson.com Derek P. Rooney GrayRobinson, P.A. 3838 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-598-3601 gray-robinson.com HEALTH CARE LAW Radha V. Bachman FisherBroyles, LLP 2390 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 813-200-6114 fisherbroyles.com Erin Houck-Toll Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1296 henlaw.com

IMMIGRATION LAW Indera D. DeMine DeMine Immigration Law Firm, P.A. 1625 Hendry St. Fort Myers 239-208-2680 demineimmigration.com INSURANCE LAW

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JONAS B. WEATHERBIE

William D. Keith Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist 3550 Tamiami Trl. Naples 239-774-2229 ckblaw.com Traci T. McKee Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1263 henlaw.com Gregory D. Podolak Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C. 851 Fifth Ave. N. Naples 239-316-7244 sdvlaw.com INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW Pete V. Albanis Morgan & Morgan 12800 University Dr. Fort Myers 239-433-6880 forthepeople.com Mark A. Nieds Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1153 henlaw.com Jeanne L. Seewald Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP 5811 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples 239-254-2905 hahnlaw.com

Jonas Weatherbie is recognized locally as a legal expert in the areas of estate and tax planning and trust and estate administration. His experience includes working for both large investment firms and boutique trusts and estates law firms. He frequently holds forums with other professionals in an effort to provide individuals with a better understanding of estate planning, tax planning, and asset protection. A Dean’s List student and varsity letter winner at the University of Kansas, Mr. Weatherbie has also received the following degrees: Master of Business Administration, Juris Doctorate, and Master of Laws in Taxation. His education and qualifications demonstrate his dedication to and knowledge in these specialized areas of practice. He continues to stay connected in the community by dedicating his time to various causes and events, and by maintaining his devoted support to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Autism Awareness.

Jonas B. Weatherbie

Wilson & Johnson 2425 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 211 | Naples 239-687-1380 naplesestatelaw.com

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BENJAMIN H. YORMAK

Benjamin H. Yormak is a board-certified expert in labor and employment law. His firm only represents employees, and much of his practice involves whistle-blower cases and cases involving fraud. In 2019, he was lead counsel in a nationwide fraud case that settled for nearly $90 million. In United States v. 21st Century Oncology et. al (2015), Yormak successfully represented a whistle-blower who challenged Medicare fraud, which resulted in a recovery of more than $25 million. Yormak has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine each year since 2016, an honor bestowed upon only the top 2 percent of Florida attorneys as voted by their peers. He has also won the Avvo Client Choice Award each year since 2012. He has been recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction (2018) and honored by National Advocates Top 40 Under 40. Yormak previously worked with the U.S. Department of Justice and received his JD from the University of Maine School of Law and his AB from Bowdoin College, graduating with honors.

Benjamin H. Yormak

Yormak Employment & Disability Law 9990 Coconut Road | Bonita Springs 239-985-9691 yormaklaw.com

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LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

LAND USE AND ZONING LAW

Suzanne M. Boy Boy Agnew Potanovic 4415 Metro Pkwy. Fort Myers 239-208-6515 bapfirm.com

John M. Passidomo Cheffy Passidomo, P.A. 821 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 239-261-9300 napleslaw.com

Kelly Lyon Davis Quarles & Brady, LLP 1395 Panther Ln. Naples 239-659-5066 quarles.com

Robert D. Pritt Roetzel & Andress 850 Park Shore Dr. Naples 239-649-2714 ralaw.com

Otto W. Immel Quarles & Brady, LLP 1395 Panther Ln. Naples 239-659-5041 quarles.com

Russell P. Schropp Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1280 henlaw.com

John F. Potanovic Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 4415 Metro Pkwy. Fort Myers 239-208-6520 bapfirm.com

Stephen E. Thompson Thompson Lewis Law Firm, PLLC 850 Park Shore Dr. Naples 239-316-3006

Bradley P. Rothman Weldon & Rothman, P.L. 2548 Northbrooke Plaza Dr. Naples 239-262-2141 weldonrothman.com

Jeff E. Wright Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 8889 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples 239-344-1371 henlaw.com

Vicki L. Sproat Sproat Workplace Investigations 4415 Metro Pkwy. Fort Myers 239-676-0200 sproatworkplaceinvestigations.com

Richard D. Yovanovich Coleman Yovanovich Koester 4001 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-435-3535 cyklawfirm.com

Damian C. Taylor Coleman, Hazzard, Taylor, Klaus, DoupĂŠ & Diaz, P.A. 3003 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-298-5208 chtlegal.com Benjamin H. Yormak Yormak Law, LLC 9990 Coconut Rd. Bonita Springs 239-985-9691 yormaklaw.com

LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW Peter J. Cambs Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, PLLC 6609 Willow Park Dr. Naples 239-331-5100 gadclaw.com


Edward K. Cheffy

Board Certified in Civil Trial Board Certified in Business Litigation

Louis D. D’Agostino

John M. Passidomo Board Certified in Real Estate

David A. Zulian

John D. Kehoe

Board Certified in Civil Trial

Clay C. Brooker

Board Certified in Appellate Practice

Board Certified in Construction Law

Andrew H. Reiss

William J. Dempsey Board Certified in Real Estate

Construction & Insurance Litigation

Rachael Loukonen

Brian J. Thanasiu

Jennifer C. Juchnowicz

Board Certified in Business Litigation

Board Certified in Business Litigation

Board Certified in Real Estate

Celebrating 25 years of service to our clients, our community and our profession.

Board Certified in City, County & Local Government Law

Debbie S. Crockett

Real Estate

821 Fifth Avenue South Naples, Florida 34102 4100 W. Kennedy Blvd, Suite 335 Tampa, Florida 33609 (239) 261-9300

George L. Varnadoe Of Counsel

www.NaplesLaw.com


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PETER J. CAMBS Peter Cambs is managing partner of the firm’s mass tort practice including complex product liability, medical and professional malpractice, and wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury. He has more than 35 years of trial experience, with more than 125 jury verdicts in prominent class action and multidistrict litigation throughout the country. He is MartindaleHubbell AV Rated and has been listed as a Super Lawyer since 2006.

Peter J. Cambs

Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest, & Cross, PLLC 6609 Willow Park Drive | Naples 239-331-5100 gadclaw.com

Thirty years of trial experience, including more than 125 jury trials that have gone to verdict. Holding doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and individuals accountable for catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death.

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Guy E. Whitesman Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1180 henlaw.com

Christina S. Woods Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. 5551 Ridgewood Dr. Naples 233-514-1000 gfpac.com MORTGAGE BANKING FORECLOSURE LAW Shannon M. Puopolo Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1116 henlaw.com Michael D. Randolph GrayRobinson, P.A. 3838 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-598-3601 gray-robinson.com Luis E. Rivera GrayRobinson, P.A. 1404 Dean St. Fort Myers 239-340-7979 gray-robinson.com MUNICIPAL LAW John D. Agnew Boy Agnew Potanovic 4415 Metro Pkwy. Fort Myers 239-208-6500 bapfirm.com Robert D. Pritt Roetzel & Andress 850 Park Shore Dr. Naples 239-649-2714 ralaw.com Amanda Rivera Lee County Hearing Examiner 1500 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-533-8100 Derek P. Rooney GrayRobinson, P.A. 3838 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-598-3601 gray-robinson.com


INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION. DIVERSE EXPERIENCE. Proudly serving the needs of individuals and businesses in Southwest Florida. Pictured Above – Top Row: Jayne M. Skindzier, John Paul Bratcher, Mark R. Klym, Allison B. Christensen, Curtis B. Cassner, Juan D. Bendeck, Jeffrey S. Haut, Jeanne L. Seewald | Bottom Row: John J. Cunniff, Jeffrey M. Folkman, Andrew J. Krause, Carl E. Westman

HAHN LOESER’S AT TORNEYS LISTED IN NAPLES ILLUSTRATED’S TOP L AW YERS 2019: Mark R. Klym | Trusts and Estates Jeanne L. Seewald | Business/Corporate, Intellectual Property Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law Jeffrey M. Folkman | Employee Benefits Law Andrew J. Krause | Trusts and Estates Jeffrey S. Haut | Commercial Litigation Theodore L. Tripp Jr. (not pictured) | Business Litigation

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We congratulate Cohen & Grigsby’s Naples office attorneys who are recognized as Top Lawyers 2019 by Naples Illustrated magazine.

Peter J. Cambs Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, PLLC 6609 WillowPark Dr. Naples 239-331-5100 gadclaw.com

Jason Hunter Korn Business Litigation Construction Law Corporate Law

Kelley Geraghty Price Business Litigation Commercial Litigation

Douglas L. Waldorf Banking and Finance Real Estate Law

Mercato - Suite 6200, 9110 Strada Place Naples, FL 34108-2938 239.390.1900 • cohenlaw.com

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John P. Cardillo Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist 3550 Tamiami Trl. Naples 239-774-2229 ckblaw.com Donald Day Law Offices of Donald P. Day 3375 Tamiami Trl. Naples 239-529-6053 donalddaylaw.com Jeffrey R. Garvin Garvin Law Firm 4280 S. Cleveland Ave. Fort Myers 239-277-0005 garvinlegal.com Thomas R. Gorman III Law Offices of Donald P. Day 3375 Tamiami Trl. Naples 239-529-6053 donalddaylaw.com Sharon M. Hanlon Zelman & Hanlon, P.A. 5633 Naples Blvd. Naples 239-449-8421 zelmanandhanlon.com William D. Keith Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist 3550 Tamiami Trl. E. Naples 239-774-2229 ckblaw.com Jim Kelleher Kelleher Firm, P.A. 1100 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 833-546-3675 jimforjustice.com

Ryan C. Kuhl Kelleher Firm 1100 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 239-309-7550 kuhllawfirm.com Malcolm Purow Kelleher Firm 1100 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 833-546-3675 jimforjustice.com Marc L. Shapiro The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. 720 Goodlette Rd. N. Naples 239-649-8050 attorneyshapiro.com Richard L. Weldon, II Weldon & Rothman, P.L. 2548 Northbrooke Plaza Dr. Naples 239-262-2141 weldonrothman.com Theodore Zelman Zelman & Hanlon, P.A. 5633 Naples Blvd. Naples 239-449-8421 zelmanandhanlon.com PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION Peter J Cambs Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, PLLC 6609 Willow Park Dr. Naples 239-331-5100 gadclaw.com Anthony R. McClure Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP 9132 Strada Pl. Naples 239-593-2952 porterwright.com REAL ESTATE LAW Amanda K. Barritt Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1108 henlaw.com


Ed Murphy

John E. Long, Jr.

WHEN IT COMES TO FAMILY LAW ISSUES,

you need a firm you can rely on for discreet and effective legal advice. John E. Long, Jr. and Ed Murphy have been providing clients with marital and family law representation for over 75 combined years. This duo has been practicing together in Naples for 23 years, and both are Florida Supreme Court Board Certified in Marital and Family Law as well as AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated in Family Law by Martindale-Hubbell. Long is also a Fellow in the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Fellow in the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and a Florida Board Certified Family Law Mediator. With valuable experience in private negotiations or in the courtroom, Long and Murphy lead a legal team with the resources and skill to seek the results you deserve while providing personalized support to maintain your dignity and self-esteem from beginning to end. Practicing law with the highest ethical standards and professionalism, our goal is to equitably resolve family law disputes so the welfare of the client, the family and society are enhanced.

700 5th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 239.262.3377 • www.naplesfamilylawfirm.com

DIVORCE • ALIMONY • PARENTING • MEDIATION • PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS • POSTNUPTIAL AGREEMENTS


REAL ESTATE LAW (cont.) Joshua M. Bialek Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP 9132 Strada Pl. Naples 239-593-2962 porterwright.com W. Jeffrey Cecil Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP 9132 Strada Pl. Naples 239-593-2950 porterwright.com Kevin G. Coleman Coleman Yovanovich Koester 4001 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-435-3535 cyklawfirm.com Jay F. Cook Law Offices of Jay F. Cook, P.L. 5150 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-687-2400 jfcooklaw.com

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William J. Dempsey Cheffy Passidomo, P.A. 821 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 239-261-9300 napleslaw.com

Richard C. Grant Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. 5551 Ridgewood Dr. Naples 239-514-1000 gfpac.com Thomas H. Gunderson Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1210 henlaw.com Cheryl L. Hastings Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. 5551 Ridgewood Dr. Naples 239-514-1000 gfpac.com Paul K. Heuerman Roetzel & Andress 850 Park Shore Dr. Naples 239-649-2703 ralaw.com Thad D. Kirkpatrick Treiser Collins - Attorneys at Law 3080 Tamiami Trl. E. Naples 239-298-8386 swflalaw.com

Kevin R. Lottes Law Group, PLLC John L. Farquhar Reuben A. Damian C. Sonia M. J. MichaelLottes Christyna M. William J. 9132 Strada Pl. Greenspoon Marder, LLP Doupé Oquendo Diaz Taylor Coleman Torrez Hazzard Top LawyersKlaus 2019! Naples 5150 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples L ITIGATION AND TRIAL P RACTICE , EMPLOYMENT AND 239-552-4114 BUSINESS L AW, lotteslaw.com 239-659-1104 itigation and and triaL , LLitigation riaL P Practice ractice , DISPUTE R ESOLUTION , FAMILY AND M ARITAL L AW gmlaw.com eemPLoyment Law aw, , mPLoy ment and and B usiness usiness L John M. Passidomo Cheffy Passidomo, P.A. Thomas B. Garlick dd isPute FamiLy and aw MARITAL & isPuterresoLution esoLution,, m aritaL andmFaritaL amiLy LL aw FAMILY LAW 821 Fifth Ave. S. Garlick, Swift & Garry, LLP Naples 5150 Tamiami Trl. N. RECOGNITIONS INCLUDE: SEVERAL ATTORNEYS ARE: BUSINESS 239-261-9300 Naples LITIGATION napleslaw.com 239-789-2263 MARITAL & garlaw.com FAMILY LAW 3003 Tamiami Trail North Suite 402 (239) 298-5200 John Paulich III BUSINESS LITIGATION Sarah Martin Dale W. Damian C. Sonia M. J. Michael Florida Christyna William J. 2019 M. Naples, 34103 www.CHTLegal.com GrayRobinson, P.A. Shaun M. Garry Oquendo Diaz Klaus Taylor Coleman Torrez Hazzard 3838 Tamiami Trl. N. GrayRobinson, P.A. L ITIGATION AND TRIAL P RACTICE, EMPLOYMENT AND BUSINESS L AW, DISPUTE R ESOLUTION, FAMILY AND M ARITAL L AW Naples 3838 Tamiami Trl. N. MARITAL & FAMILY LAW 2019 239-598-3601 Naples DE: BUSINESS LITIGATION gray-robinson.com 239-598-3601 rail North Suite 402 (239) 298-5200 gray-robinson.com 4103 www.CHTLegal.com 3003 Tamiami Trail North Suite 402 Naples, Florida 34103 2018

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Mark J. Price Roetzel & Andress 850 Park Shore Dr. Naples 239-649-2710 ralaw.com Robert D. Pritt Roetzel & Andress 850 Park Shore Dr. Naples 239-649-2714 ralaw.com Michael D. Randolph GrayRobinson, P.A. 3838 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-598-3601 gray-robinson.com Joshua D. Rudnick Woods, Weidenmiller, Michetti, & Rudnick, LLP 9045 Strada Stell Ct. Naples 239-325-4070 lawfirmnaples.com Richard J. Swift Jr. GrayRobinson, P.A. 3838 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-598-3601 gray-robinson.com G. Donald Thomson Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 3451 Bonita Bay Blvd. Bonita Springs 239-344-1369 henlaw.com Douglas L. Waldorf Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. 9110 Strada Pl. Naples 239-444-1844 cohenlaw.com C. Lane Wood Wood, Buckel & Carmichael 2150 Goodlette Rd. N. Naples 239-552-4128 wbclawyers.com

Gregory N. Woods Woods, Weidenmiller, Michetti, & Rudnick, LLP 9045 Strada Stell Ct. Naples 239-325-4070 lawfirmnaples.com Craig R. Woodward Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. 606 Bald Eagle Dr. Marco Island 239-394-5161 wpl-legal.com Sharon M. Zuccaro Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 8889 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples 239-344-1378 henlaw.com TAX LAW Kevin Carmichael Wood, Buckel & Carmichael 2150 Goodlette Rd. N. Naples 239-552-4127 wbclawyers.com Kimberley A. Dillon Quarles & Brady, LLP 1395 Panther Ln. Naples 239-434-4965 quarles.com Aaron A. Farmer Farmer & Associates, PLLC 999 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Naples 239-262-2040 us-law.com Jonathan E. Gopman Akerman LLP 9128 Strada Pl. Naples 239-449-5560 akerman.com Erin Houck-Toll Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1296 henlaw.com

At Porter Wright, we’re driven to create client-focused strategies. Our clients’ greatest challenges motivate us to reach new limits, align the right resources and deliver inspired outcomes.

Contact: 239.593.2900 | 9132 Strada Place | Naples, FL 34108

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TAX LAW (cont.) Matthew S. McRoberts McRoberts Law, PLLC 5625 Strand Blvd. Naples 239-351-2600 mcrobertstaxlaw.com James R. Nici Nici Law Firm, P.L. 1865 Veterans Park Dr. Naples 239-449-6150 nicilawfirm.com Sara A. Qureshi Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1257 henlaw.com Guy E. Whitesman Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1180 henlaw.com

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Todd L. Bradley Cummings & Lockwood, LLC 3001 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-649-3196 cl-law.com Robert M. Buckel Wood, Buckel & Carmichael 2150 Goodlette Rd. N. Naples 239-552-4122 wbclawyers.com T. Robert Bulloch Quarles & Brady, LLP 1395 Panther Ln. Naples 239-434-4927 quarles.com

William M. Burke Coleman Yovanovich Koester 4001 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-435-3535 cyklawfirm.com Daniel K. Capes Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. 4001 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-263-5885 dwl-law.com Anthony J. Cetrangelo Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 8889 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples 239-344-1153 henlaw.com Mary Beth Crawford Cummings & Lockwood, LLC 8000 Health Center Blvd. Bonita Springs 239-390-8062 cl-law.com Kimberley A. Dillon Quarles & Brady, LLP 1395 Panther Ln. Naples 239-434-4965 quarles.com Jonathan E Gopman Akerman, LLP 9128 Strada Pl. Naples 239-449-5560 akerman.com Eric Gurgold Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. 1715 Monroe St. Fort Myers 239-344-1162 henlaw.com M. Travis Hayes Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. 5551 Ridgewood Dr. Naples 239-514-1000 gfpac.com


Howard M. Hujsa Cummings & Lockwood, LLC 8000 Health Center Blvd. Bonita Springs 239-390-8068 cl-law.com

Blake W. Kirkpatrick Wood, Buckel & Carmichael 2150 Goodlette Rd. N. Naples 239-552-4121 wbclawyers.com

Kenneth D. Krier Cummings & Lockwood, LLC 3001 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-649-3157 cl-law.com

Amber R. Mondock Law Office of Conrad Willkomm, P.A. 3201 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-303-4040 willkommlaw.com

F. Edward Johnson Wilson & Johnson Attorneys at Law 2425 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-436-1501 naplesestatelaw.com

Mark R. Klym Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP 5811 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples 239-552-2960 hahnlaw.com

Robert L. Lancaster Cummings & Lockwood, LLC 3001 Tamiami Trl. N. Naples 239-649-3178 cl-law.com

James R. Nici Nici Law Firm, P.L. 1865 Veterans Park Dr. Naples 239-449-6150 nicilawfirm.com

A. Stephen Kotler Kotler Law Firm, P.L. 999 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Naples 239-325-2333 kotlerpl.com

David A. Ludgin Cummings & Lockwood, LLC 8000 Health Center Blvd. Bonita Springs 239-390-8060 cl-law.com

William M. Pearson Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. 5551 Ridgewood Dr. Naples 233-514-1000 gfpac.com

Andrew J. Krause Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP 5811 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples 239-254-2902 hahnlaw.com

Brian V. McAvoy Roetzel & Andress 850 Park Shore Dr. Naples 239-649-2722 ralaw.com

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Campiello’s version of the popular Aperol Spritz uses equal parts Montanaro’s red vermouth and 6 PM (their lowalcohol amaro), combined with high-quality Prosecco. “It’s evocative of the aperitivo hour in Italy, when friends and family gather to socialize,” says Ross Kupitz, beverage director for D’Amico & Partners. “It brings back memories for our well-traveled clientele.” Several dozen are consumed on a typical busy night in season, mostly on the sun-drenched patio. “We use Montanaro because it’s less bitter than Campari or Aperol, and it produces a balanced cocktail that’s perfect for the American palate and also accentuates the flavor of food.” (campiellonaples.com)

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While the bundt cake originated in Central Europe—where it was called a kugelhupf—you don’t have to be German or Polish to enjoy one. They became popular in the U.S. after World War II, when the Nordic Ware company trademarked the name and began selling stainless steel bundt pans. For Karen Vazquez, owner of the newly opened Nothing Bundt Cakes franchise in Goodlette Corners Plaza, the versatile dessert brings back nostalgic childhood memories. “I started baking in the kitchen with my grandma when I was very small,” says Vazquez, who previously ran Kakes by Karen in Naples and has appeared on the Food Network. “It feels like home to me, and we try to extend that feeling to everyone who comes in.” Fortunately, bundts are not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Vazquez’s repertoire begins with Bundtinis, which are similar to cupcakes and sold by the dozen. Next are the personal-sized Bundtlets, followed by 8- or 10-inch bundts (serving 10 and 20 people, respectively). There are 10 flavors of frosting, and customers celebrating birthdays or anniversaries can have their bundts decorated for an extra fee. Nothing Bundt Cakes was founded by Dena Tripp and Debbie Swetz in 1997 and has grown into a national company, with more than 20 locations in Florida alone. Even though it’s a franchise, the

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bundts are baked every day in each individual kitchen. “When you put a cake in your mouth, you know if it was baked from scratch,” says Vazquez. “We use Belgian chocolate and high-quality butter, eggs, and cream—the same ingredients we would use in our own households.” Having a staff of bakers, frosters, and sales associates has given Vazquez the time to support local charities. “My goal is to be very involved in the community, both by providing good jobs and by supporting nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity and the MakeA-Wish Foundation. That way we can be part of everyone’s special celebrations, whether they are our customers or not.” (nothing bundtcakes.com)

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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS For the budding entrepreneur who dreams of a food service career, the cost of real estate and equipment can be prohibitive. Enter the Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee, which opened in March with a mission to provide opportunities and level the playing field. Its facility features a full professional kitchen complete with walk-in refrigerators and freezers, a University of Florida food lab, and process stations for hot and cold food, bakery, and confection. Members schedule appointments online and pay for the time they use. “I just love the place,” says Naples chef Daniela Craciun. “They have all the technology and equipment I need, and it’s the cleanest kitchen I’ve ever seen.”

Craciun (pictured left) operated Daniela’s Restaurant in Naples for eight years, focusing on her unique fusion of Italian, Romanian, and Hungarian dishes. Since selling the business in 2017 to spend time with her husband and newborn, she now concentrates on catering and prepared food. Originally from Transylvania, she worked with top chefs in Italy before moving to the U.S. in 2008. Craciun participates in many of the community outreach programs offered through the Culinary Accelerator, such as cooking classes designed to teach the Seminole tribe the techniques and benefits of healthy eating. Those initiatives dovetail with her true passion:

the intersection of food and wellness. Most of her produce comes from her own 2-acre organic garden, where she has planted more than 70 trees in the past several years. She also makes her own line of organic, vegetable-flavored pasta. In the kitchen, she employs a technique called modified atmosphere packaging, which allows food to stay fresh without the use of preservatives. “We have everything we need on this earth to live a better life,” she says. “You just have to utilize what nature gives you. I believe people need to become more aware of what they’re eating. Food is medicine—and we should pay the farmers, not the pharmacy.” (theculinary accelerator.com; chefdaniela.com)

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BOWL OVER Options for healthy eating in Naples are expanding all the time, with an emphasis on smoothies, bowls, and beverages such as kombucha and matcha. One category leader is The Bowl, which offers a menu that is 100-percent organic, vegan, and dairy-free. Owner Kylee Brinkman opened her first store on Pine Ridge Road in 2016, followed by a second location on Central Avenue. Both are run “as green as possible,” to include cups and bowls that are compostable. “I lived in California for a while, and when I moved back to Naples, I

realized what was missing here,” says Brinkman. “We try to create a happy and healthy environment. Beyond the food, it’s really a complete lifestyle.” The best seller among the açai bowls is the AB&J, which puts a spin on the classic PB&J by subbing in almond butter. Of the pitaya bowls, the favorite is the Islamorada (pitaya, strawberries, banana, pineapple juice, and coconut milk). For a smoothie, try the Blueberry Brekkie (blueberries, banana, granola, honey, and coconut milk) or the Dirty Milkshake (açai, cacao, almond butter, hemp protein,

and hemp milk). There’s cold brew coffee on tap, along with kombucha, matcha, matcha lemonade, and a matcha latte. The Bowl attracts a younger crowd, with the primary target market being women between the ages of 24 and

35. It’s also a hangout for local middle and high school students, something Brinkman encourages. “I work with all the schools and give away a lot of sponsorships,” she says. “I’d much rather see the kids in here than heading for a fast food joint.” (the-bowl.com)

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 are best enjoyed on the outdoor patio. 849 Seventh Ave. S., Naples (7thavenuesocial.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, where specialty cocktails cull inspiration from beloved classics. 360 Twelfth Ave. S., Naples (naplesbevy.com) 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

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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 Brooks augments its classic menu with exotic options like alligator. 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 casual bar and grill that serves burgers, seafood, and more in a tropical setting. 2555 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (naplesharoldsplace.com) HOBNOB Savor elevated comfort food in a modern yet warm atmosphere. 720 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (hobnobnaples.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 This hot spot boasts contemporary decor, a view of the bay, attentive service,

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 Serving Southern fare during breakfast and lunch daily except Mondays, and dinner on Tuesdays and Fridays. 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 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)  TOMMY BAHAMA RESTAURANT & BAR Born 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 This healthy national 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) NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | SEPTEMBER 2019 107

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TASTE 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 classic tiki cocktails. 711 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (yabbaislandgrill.com) YARD HOUSE Offering an electric atmosphere, hearty American entrées, and plentiful tap options. 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 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 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 a delectable seafood and steak menu, luxe cocktails, and a vibrant atmosphere. 699 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (ocean-prime.com) PINCHERS CRAB SHACK Pinchers serves fresh, local seafood in a casual, family-friendly setting. 1200 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 591 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island; 28580 Bonita Crossing Blvd., Bonita Springs (pincherscrab​shack.com)

RIVERWALK AT TIN CITY The menu brims with innovative interpretations of salads, sandwiches, pastas, steaks, and seafood entrées. 1200 Fifth Ave. S. Suite 45, Naples (riverwalktincity.com) ROW BY CAPT. BRIEN & CREW Offering a sea-to-table experience with a side of stand-up comedy. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (rowseafood.com) SAILS This acclaimed addition to the Naples dining scene is a bona fide “pescatarian’s haven.” 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 in this fine-dining restaurant. 698 Fourth Ave. S., Naples (trulucks.com)  THE TURTLE CLUB Fresh seafood, 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)

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WHARF TAVERN RESTAURANT & LOBSTER HOUSE An authentic New England seafood experience on the waterfront. 909 Tenth St. S., Naples (wharftavernnaples.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 rich decor, aged prime beef, chops, and fresh seafood. 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (ritzcarlton.com/naples)  JIMMY P’S CHARRED The popular butcher shop’s steaks are served in the adjacent restaurant. 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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FRENCH BISTRO LA BAGUETTE 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 an award-winning selection. 1234 Eighth St. S., Naples (bleu​provencenaples.com) CHEZ BOËT FRENCH HOME COOKING Lisa and Philippe Boët serve up French classics in a warm atmosphere. 755 Twelfth Ave. S., Naples (chezboetnaples.com) CÔTE D’AZUR Intimate bistro in the style of Provence presenting 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 Traditional fare 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 serves innovative Southwestern cuisine in a comfortable setting. 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (agavenaples.com) FELIPE’S MEXICAN TAQUERIA Casual eatery slinging fresh classics plus hand-crafted cocktails. 4255 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (felipestaqueria.com)

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TASTE 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 many varieties of tacos are made with local products and handmade tortillas. 4834 Davis Blvd.; 8971 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 10952 Eagle Village Drive, Fort Myers (tacosandtequilanaples.com) TAQUERIA SAN JULIAN Serving up tacos with both familiar and exotic fillings. 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 great choice for special occassion dining. 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. 462 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (bartulia.com) BARBATELLA Pizzas and pastas are delish, but don’t overlook offerings like the grilled salmon. 1290 Third St. S., Naples (barbatellanaples.com)

BELLINI ON FIFTH 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 post-shopping 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. 1100 Sixth Ave. S., Naples (minofl.com) MOLTO TRATTORIA The homemade pasta, sauces, and pizza Napoletana are all top-notch. 368 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (moltonaples.com)  OSTERIA TULIA Chef Vincenzo Betulia’s authentically rustic venue and peasant cuisine are homey and hearty. 466 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (osteriatulia.com) PARMESAN PETE’S Peter Della Rocca creates meals that taste like a “big bite of Brooklyn.” 7935 Airport Pulling Road, Naples (parmesanpetes.com)

PAZZO! CUCINA ITALIANA This casual spot specializes in made-from-scratch sauces, pastas, and desserts. 853 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (pazzoitaliancafe.com) RISTORANTE CIAO This cozy eatery, 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) 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) VERGINA This popular spot features a menu of Italian and Mediterranean dishes with modern flair. 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 menu, including specialties like Surf & Turf with blue crab, tuna, beef carpaccio, and cucumber. 9118 Strada Place, Naples (aznrestaurant.com/naples) DARUMA Visit this Southwest Florida institution for traditional service or teppanyaki-style cooking, an

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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) SUSHI ONE Freshness is paramount at Sushi One and each order is painstakingly prepared by hand. 1410 Pine Ridge Road, Naples (sushionenaples.com) ďƒŞ 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)

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Grape hybrids and crosses help to solve oenology issues and increase selection for WINE LOVERS

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n the wine world, hybrid grape varieties and crosses are similar to the crazy uncle at the Thanksgiving table. He may be amusing, but you wouldn’t want to spend your summer vacation with him. Consumers can easily confuse a hybrid with a cross, but they are different. A hybrid is the result of combining two distinct grape species. Most common wine varieties (such as Chardonnay, Cabernet, or Pinot Noir) belong to the Vitis vinifera species. When you join a vinifera grape with a member of Vitis labrusca or Vitis riparia, you get a hybrid; famous examples include Maréchal Foch, Vidal, and Vignoles. A cross, on the other hand, unites grape varieties from the same species, such as the South African Pinotage (a cross between Cinsault and Pinot Noir). Most hybrids are born of necessity. Vidal Blanc and Vignoles were engineered to survive severely cold climates, where wine grapes other-

wise wouldn’t grow. At the other end of the thermostat, warm-weather hybrids such as Blanc du Bois (developed at the University of Florida in 1968) were designed for regions such as Texas, Georgia, or Louisiana, where vine diseases prevent conventional wine grapes from flourishing. Among fans of familiar varieties, part of the resistance to hybrids is olfactory: Unlike standards such as Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, hybrids tend to have a distinctive gamey or foxy aroma. Part of it is fashion: Many modern wine consumers have been acculturated to prefer dry wine, and they tend to think of Southern wine as sweet. In fact, Blanc du Bois can produce a dry, crisp, and floral white wine as well as a dessert version, but preconceptions sometimes die harder than Bruce Willis. Crosses of grapes within the same species may also be designed to solve a problem. This was the motivation for professor Luigi Manzoni

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Alois Lageder’s Fórra is one of the finest examples of Manzoni Bianco, a Riesling and Pinot Blanc cross first created between 1930 and 1935.

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when he invented a series of new varieties at Italy’s school of oenology in Conegliano in the 1920s and ’30s. The most famous is Manzoni Bianco, a cross between Riesling and Pinot Blanc that also has the advantage of ripening early and being resistant to powdery mildew and rot. Probably the best version of Manzoni Bianco is Fórra ($30), made by the Alois Lageder winery in Alto Adige. It has an intriguing nose of stone fruit, quince, and ripe melon. The wine’s initial richness is balanced by good acidity, with a finish that is long and resonant. The texture is ripe and opulent, almost unctuous, featuring flavors of stewed apricots, citrus zest, fig, and mandarin orange. Another riveting example is Kerner, a cross between Riesling and Trollinger developed in Germany in 1929. David Ramey’s Sidebar Cellars grows and vinifies California’s only planting of Kerner, located along the Mokelumne River in Lodi. The 2018 Sidebar Cellars Kerner ($25) has fetching scents of lime blossom, minerals, and citrus. The wine is vibrant and spicy on entry, displaying sparkling acidity and a fine peppery edge. Neither crosses nor hybrids should be confused with the native muscadines that grow naturally across the United States. Southern varieties

include Carlos and Noble, as well as the famous North Carolina Scuppernong. These large grapes have thick skins that are rich in antioxidants, and they produce wine in a range of styles; here in Florida, the most successful versions come from Lakeridge Winery in Clermont. Whether you choose to try a hybrid, cross, or muscadine, the world of wine is larger than you may have originally thought. «

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Art therapy is much more than arts and crafts. It’s a mental health practice that marries art making and creative processes with applied psychological therapy. In addition to supporting personal and treatment goals, art therapy can bring deeper insight into people with dementia and other mental health issues. “There are certain things in the art that I’m looking at,” says Angel Duncan, a clinician and director of education at Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida. “As a trained art therapist, I’m able to identify suicide and depression indicators, anxiety, and even stroke.” Duncan works with dementia patients to improve their quality of life and often focuses on the meaning behind their creations. “I am able to get stories from them,” she says, adding that the practice allows them to

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use expressive arts to engage again. While medication is often necessary, complementary therapies—such as music and art—can be vital in improving cognitive function, insight, social skills, and numerous other measures of a life well led. Beyond her work with seniors, Duncan also uses art therapy with teens experiencing anxiety, depression, and other issues at David Lawrence Center and has teamed up with Reina Lombardi of Florida Art Therapy Services to create a program with Artis—Naples. “The Baker Museum opens its doors to us,” says Duncan. “The kids come in, we look at artwork, then we use the studio and create art to talk about thoughts, feelings, and how it helps them better deal with the inner conflicts they are going through.” (nprc-swfl.com)

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WELLNESS CITY The Paradise Coast Wellness Alliance, a group of Collier County hospitality professionals and health providers, has been spearheading special countywide events to augment the area’s increasingly golden reputation as a wellness destination for visitors and locals. Chaired by Naplesbased personal development coach Peggy Sealfon and Paul Nunez, wellness director for J.W. Marriott Marco Island, the alliance recently added a few new initiatives to help turbocharge your healthy life. The website Be Well in Paradise serves as a directory of health and wellness providers and events. “The whole point of developing the website was to create a hub of information for all the activities that are going on, because what people want is to pick and choose what resonates with them,” says Sealfon. Through the website, interested users can also find the BeWell100 app, a membership platform that brings subscribers into the “wellness tribe” to take advantage of discounts, special offers, and more. Subscriptions are $5 per week, $15 for six months, or $25 per year. This month, the alliance will take part in a special World Wellness Weekend, September 21-22, featuring creative events to boost vitality and serenity. Several local businesses will offer free activities during this internationally observed weekend. Visit the alliance website for a list of happenings, such as cooking classes, floating yoga, creating essential oils, educational presentations, and more. Then, mark your calendars for January 10-12 and the Paradise Coast Wellness Experience, the second annual series of health and adventure activities to take place at locations around Collier County. (bewellinparadise.club)

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White willow bark contains salicin, which is similar to aspirin. It has been used for pain relief and to reduce inflammation for centuries. “When you use natural, not-synthesized forms [of medicines] like aspirin, you have other inert chemicals that modulate how they work,” says Deborah J. Post, an ARNP at Wellbridges Health Center in Bonita Springs (wellbridges.com). These substances may reduce side effects, thereby making this bark easier on the gut. However, Post cautions that those with aspirin allergies shouldn’t use willow bark products.

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When mixed with water, slippery elm bark creates a therapeutic material known as mucilage. This soothing demulcent can reduce irritation. According to Post, studies have shown slippery elm can help treat symptoms associated with inflammatory bowel diseases and upper respiratory ailments, as well as coughs and heartburn. However, she notes that mucilage could lessen how much medicine the body can absorb, thereby decreasing its effectiveness. To be safe, use it at least one hour after taking another medication by mouth.

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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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NOT SO FAST Intermittent fasting for losing weight is trending. This diet strategy involves alternating between normal food and drink consumption and periods of total fasting or significant calorie reduction. A resulting negative energy balance purportedly leads to weight loss. The effects of intermittent fasting on health and metabolism are not fully understood, however, so NI reached out to Caroline Cederquist, MD, of the Cederquist Medical Wellness Center in Naples. At her practice, Cederquist, who is board-certified in bariatrics, customizes diet and lifestyle treatment programs to suit each patient. When it comes to intermittent fasting, Cederquist stresses that it’s not a diet but rather a pattern of eating. “One theory holds that fasting helps you lose weight because it decreases the amount of time your body is in the ‘fed’ state,” she says. “After eating, your body secretes insulin to move glucose into your cells for energy. After several hours, glucose and insulin decrease, and if more energy is needed, glucose is liberated from storage sites in the liver, muscles, and fat tissue.” The problem with this, she says, is metabolic issues occur in the majority of people who are overweight. If you gain weight, your metabolism becomes dysfunctional and cells resist the action of insulin. “Even though you are making insulin, when it attaches to your cells it does not produce the changes in the cell that allows glucose to enter. Your body responds by secreting much more insulin at all times.” Cederquist instructs patients to do the opposite of fasting by eating lean protein every three or four hours, pairing it with low-glycemic carbs and healthy fats. For someone with insulin resistance, Cederquist assures that eating “higher carbohydrate meals without a focus on adequate protein within any time window will lead to weight and fat gain.” Intermittent fasting can also trigger eating disorders and result in binge-like behavior. “Through years of clinical experience, I have found the pattern of structured eating of the right amounts of nutrients is the most effective strategy.” Yet, there is a role for intermittent fasting in healthy weight management. “Once blood sugar and insulin levels are controlled, going longer periods without food, such as 7 p.m. to 9 a.m., allows a 14-hour fast when the body is able to take a break from metabolizing food and allow the cleanup process, called autophagy, to get rid of damaged cells,” Cederquist explains. “Moving to three meals a day in a 10-hour period of time is convenient and effective for long-term weight management, as long as the diet quality of lean protein, complex and healthy carbs, and healthy fats is maintained.” (drcederquist.com)

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HAPPILY, EVER AFTER starts at Vineyards Country Club!

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Boost your well-being with cocktails and camaraderie at the Wellness Wednesday Happy Hour at Coast in Naples’ Edgewater Beach Hotel. This midweek pick-me-up continues through October 30 and pairs special drinks and light bites with a soul-soothing view of the Gulf. The first Wednesdays of each month also come with the bonus of special wellness sessions. On September 4, release stress with a 10-minute chair massage, and return October 2 for a cocktail blind taste test. “Well-being has become a cornerstone of the Edgewater experience, including the culinary program,” says McKenzie Van Essen-Morris, director of food and beverage. “I wanted to incorporate that focus into our summer [Wednesday] happy hours. People might be surprised at the abundance of ingredients available for creating food and beverages that are pretty and flavorful but also lower calorie and/or have healthful benefits.” (edgewaternaples.com)

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The farm-to-plate movement has put a focus on the importance of wholesome, straight-from-the-earth food. Because we absorb many nutrients through our skin, the same principle applies to beauty. Here’s our short list of small-batch, artisanal products with farm-fresh ingredients: Derma Lemongrass body buttercream to heal and even out skin tone ($10, dermaorganicsbycfbp.com); Crystal Hills Organics Crystal Harmony bath salts with botanicals and green quartz ($40, crystalhills.com); Breedlove Beauty Co. Organic Rose Water facial toner with real rose blossoms ($18, breedlovebeautyco.com); Tammy Fender Plant Milk, a botanical emulsion for sensitive skin ($125, tammyfender.com); Farm to Skin Restoring facial bar ($14) and Give Me a Hint highlighting serum for a hint of color ($36, farmtoskin.com); and Flora Mirabilis facial oil, a botanical blend touted as “the skin savior” ($195, floramirabilis.com).

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AGENDA By Mary Murray

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Yada, Yada, Yada The man, the myth, the fusilli—Jerry Seinfeld arrives at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers for two performances on September 6. Best known as the co-creator and titular star of the iconic ’90s sitcom Seinfeld, the Brooklyn-born comedian cut his teeth on the stand-up circuit before gaining national attention in 1981 with his first appearance on The Tonight Show. By the late 1980s, Seinfeld had joined forces with fellow funnyman Larry David to develop a pilot; this “show about nothing” went on to become one of television’s all-time greatest hits. Since Seinfeld last aired in 1998, the real-life Seinfeld has embarked on numerous comedy tours, voiced an animated bee, and combined two of his greatest loves—cars and coffee—for a Netflix series entitled (literally enough) Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Seinfeld will offer up more musings on the nothingness of everyday life during his double dose of laughter at Barbara B. Mann. Puffy shirt not included. (bbmannpah.com)

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ARTS & CULTURE SEPTEMBER 2019

GOINGS ON 2 Labor Day John Clay 5K, Lowdermilk Park, Naples, $12-$30. (gcrunner.org) East West Fine Art displays “Liquid Dreams: Otherworldly Sculptures by Annalu,” including Dream Catcher (above) and Splash Feet (right), September 16-30. View an exhibit of photography by Dale and Gail Horn, including France (above right), at the Marco Island Center for the Arts September 3-24. Singer-songwriter Amy Grant (below) will appear at the Southwest Florida Event Center September 14.

“Small Wonders: Insects in Focus” Family Activity Day, Center for Visual Arts, Bonita Springs, free. (artcenter bonita.org)

7 Corkscrew Swamp Meditation, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples, $25. (corkscrew.audobon.org) Free Saturday, Naples Zoo, free admission for Collier County residents. (napleszoo.org)

Grandparents Day, Historic Palm Cottage, Naples, $13, buy one tour get one free. (napleshistoricalsociety.org)

10 Exhibition Reception, Marco Island Center for the Arts, free. (marcoislandart.org)

Safari Squad: Jungle School, Naples Zoo, also Sept. 11 and 14, $12 per child and adult pair plus zoo admission. (napleszoo.org)

12 Evening on Fifth, Fifth Avenue South, Naples, free. (fifthavenuesouth.com)

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14 Beauty Brunch, benefiting The Shelter for Abused Women and Children, Purely You Spa, Naples, $100. (purely youspa.com) 18 “From Copeland to McDonald’s Quarters: African-American Communities in Collier County” lecture, Collier Museum at Government Center, Naples, free. (colliermuseums.com)

19 “Florida Pirates: Fact and Fiction” lecture, Museum of the Everglades, Everglades City, free. (colliermuseums.com) Third Thursdays on Third, Third Street South, Naples, free. (thirdstreetsouth.com)

21 Museum Day Live, Naples Depot Museum, free. (colliermuseums.com)

National Museum Day, Historic Palm Cottage, Naples, free. (napleshistoricalsociety.org)

24 Early Birding Walks, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples, $25, registration required. (corkscrew.audobon.org) 28 National Estuaries Day, Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, Naples, free. (rookerybay.org)

PERFORMANCES 1 Mitch Fatel, Off the Hook Comedy Club, Naples, contact for ticket prices. (offthehookcomedy.com)

2 PICKS ARTIS—NAPLES KICKS OFF ITS SEASON WITH THREE NEW SHOWS IN THE HAYES HALL GALLERIES. STOP BY STARTING SEPTEMBER 3 TO PERUSE IMAGES BY PROMISING HIGH SCHOOLERS IN THE STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHY INSTITUTE, WORKS THAT GLORIFY UTILITARIAN TOOLS, AND A VISUAL OVERVIEW OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PHILHARMONIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS. (ARTIS NAPLES.ORG)

Artis—Naples will showcase work by student photographers in its Hayes Hall Galleries beginning September 3.

Musical Moments: Back to the Future, Moe Auditorium & Film Center, Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs, $25. (artcenterbonita.org)

4 Anthony Rodia, Off the Hook Comedy Club, Naples, contact for ticket prices. (offthehookcomedy.com)

5 Andy Dick, Off the Hook Comedy Club, Naples, to Sept. 8, contact for ticket prices. (offthehookcomedy.com)

Emily James Gallery hosts “Let’s Go Swimming,” including Ethereal by Emily James, September 1-30.

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CELEBRATE NATIONAL ESTUARIES DAY AT ROOKERY BAY ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER SEPTEMBER 28. VISIT BETWEEN 9 A.M. AND 2 P.M. TO TAKE PART IN BOAT TOURS, KAYAKING TRIPS, AND STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING DEMONSTRATIONS. ATTENDEES TO THIS FREE EVENT CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE ESTUARY ENCOUNTER EXPERIENCE WITH TOUCH TANKS, ANIMAL PRESENTATIONS, AND MORE. (ROOKERYBAY.ORG)

Naples Philharmonic Free Chamber Concerts in the Community, North Naples Church; also Sept. 6, Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, Naples; also Sept. 7, Bower Chapel, Moorings Park, Naples; also Sept. 7, Naples United Church of Christ; also Sept. 8, Frank Foyer, Artis—Naples; also Sept. 10, Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church, Naples, free. (artis naples.org)

6 The Alarm, Modern English, and Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel, Southwest Florida Event Center, Bonita Springs, $32-$65. (swfleventcenter.com)

Jerry Seinfeld, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, tickets start at $74.42. (bbmannpah.com) The Steepwater Band, Hinman Auditorium, Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs, $20-$30. (artcenter bonita.org)

7 Naples Jazzmasters, Norris Community Center, Naples, also Sept. 21, free. (naplesjazzsociety.com) 12 Adam Ferrara, Off the Hook Comedy Club, Naples, to Sept. 15, contact for ticket prices. (offthehookcomedy.com) NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | SEPTEMBER 2019

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OWN AGENDA 13 BoDeans, Southwest Florida Event Center, Bonita Springs, $22-$40. (swfleventcenter.com)

Funny Shorts Live, Moe Auditorium & Film Center, Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs, also Sept. 14, $20. (artcenterbonita.org) New Works Festival, Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples, to Sept. 15, $15. (gulfshoreplayhouse.org)

14 Amy Grant, Southwest Florida Event Center, Bonita Springs, $67-$125. (swfleventcenter.com)

Comedy Night: Trivia Theme, Tobye Studio The-

24 Always Patsy Cline, Artstage Studio Theatre, Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, to Nov. 10, contact for ticket prices. (floridarep.org) 26 Dane Cook, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, tickets start at $39. (bbmannpah.com)

27 Sheryl Underwood, Off the Hook Comedy Club, Naples, also Sept. 28, contact for ticket prices. (offthehookcomedy.com)

atre, The Naples Players, $20. (naplesplayers.org)

28 Alabama, Hertz Arena, Es-

SummerJazz on the Gulf: Ari and The Alibis,

tero, tickets start at $35. (hertz arena.com)

Watkins Lawn, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, free. (naplesbeachhotel.com)

15 J Balvin, Hertz Arena, Estero, tickets start at

Comedian Dane Cook will perform at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall September 26.

GALLERIES

$39.50. (hertzarena.com)

Center for Performing Arts,

19 Disturbed, Hertz Arena, Estero, tickets start at

Bonita Springs. “Karen Seide,” to Dec. 7. (artcenterbonita.org)

$49.50. (hertzarena.com)

Pablo Francisco, Off the Hook Comedy Club, Naples, to Sept. 22, contact for ticket prices. (offthe hookcomedy.com) 20 Julio Iglesias, Hertz Arena, Estero, tickets start

Center for Visual Arts, Bonita Springs. “Small Wonders: Insects in Focus,” Sept. 2 to Oct. 19. (artcenterbonita.org)

East West Fine Art, Naples. “Homage to Monet,”

at $77. (hertzarena.com)

Sept. 1-15; “Liquid Dreams: Otherworldly Sculptures by Annalu,” Sept. 16-30. (eastwestfineart.com)

Preacher Lawson, Southwest Florida Event Cen-

Emily James Gallery, Naples. “Let’s Go Swim-

ter, Bonita Springs, also Sept. 21, $22-$42. (swflevent center.com)

ming,” Sept. 1-30. (emilyjamesart.com)

21 Terry Sylvester of the Hollies, Hinman Au-

STEVEN MICHAEL HALL/COURTESY OF STEVEN MICHAEL’S PHOTOGRAPHY

ditorium, Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs, $25-$35. (artcenterbonita.org)

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

Marco Island Center for the Arts. “Dale and Gail Horn Rush Gallery,” “Rob Eder La Petite Galerie,” and “Tall Tale Titles,” all Sept. 3-24. (marcoislandart.org)

Marco Island Historical Museum. “Building a Dream: The 25-Year History of the Marco Island Historical Society,” to Sept. 26. (colliermuseums.com)

Hayes Hall Galleries, Artis—Naples. “Student

Naples Art Association. “Your Choice 2019,” to

Photography Institute,” Sept. 3 to Oct. 8; “30 Years: Building a Naples Icon” and “ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection,” both Sept. 3 to Dec. 8. (artisnaples.org)

Sept. 25. (naplesart.org)

A BUG’S LIFE In the 1989 film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Rick Moranis accidentally reduces his onscreen children and a few of their friends to the size of a seed. During their microscopic adventures, they come face-to-face with a terrifying scorpion and a heroic ant named Antie. Fast-forward to 2019 and you don’t have to be downsized to get up close with insects thanks to the exhibit “Small Wonders: Insects in Focus,” on display at the Center for Visual Arts in Bonita Springs beginning September 2. Organized by ExhibitsUSA, this

Rosen Gallery, Naples. “Resident Artists’ Group Show,” to Oct. 1. (rosen.gallery)

traveling photography show features images by Bob Sober, a Tulsa native who comes at the subject from an artistic perspective, creating human-scale photos of bugs that highlight their inherent beauty. Take the cottonwood borer (pictured below), for example. While this beetle common in the Great Plains is viewed as a pest for its tendency to attack trees, it also boasts a striking black-and-white pattern reminiscent of a zebra. Visit the cottonwood borer and dozens of his friends at this free exhibition through October 19. (artcenterbonita.org) BOB SOBER/COURTESY OF ART’S IMPORTANT, LLC

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Michael Wynn

is dedicated to serving Naples and seeing his hometown grow. As the president of Sunshine Ace Hardware, he presides over a family business that dates back to 1958. His professional acumen and philanthropic efforts have earned him such accolades as 2019 Naples Daily News Outstanding Citizen of the Year, 2019 Business Observer Top Entrepreneurs Icon Award, and 2017 Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni of the Year. The fourth-generation Neapolitan, who supports organizations such as the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Naples Community Hospital, lives with his wife, Paula, daughters Sydney and Olivia, and cats Zelda and Muffin. —Caroline Ridgway

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4 Hidden talent: I once sang a solo rendition of “Volare” in Italian for a charity event.

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1. Next travel destination: Johannesburg, South Africa for a photo safari 2. Must-have gadget: Apple Watch and the Evernote app 3. His idea of R&R: A day on the water spent fishing or paddleboarding. 4. Craveable dish: The Hakata Classic ramen at Namba 5. Go-to cologne: Acqua Di Giò by Giorgio Armani 6. Never flies without: Noise-canceling headphones 7. Favorite vista: Looking Glass Falls in the Pisgah National Forest outside Asheville, North Carolina 8. Movie he’s seen more than five times: Braveheart 9. Beloved local cultural organizations: Gulfshore Playhouse and The Naples Players are both marvelous. 10. Cause he’s passionate about: Youth Leadership Collier. Building the leaders of tomorrow for Collier County and helping more of our talent remain in Naples. 11. His happy place: Fishing in Everglades National Park at Shark River. 12. Best advice he’s ever received: Show me your friends and I will show you your future. 13. Signature Drink: Grande red eye from Starbucks by day, Tito’s and club soda with extra lime by night. 14. Last great read: Judgment on the Front Line: How Smart Companies Win by Trusting Their People by Chris DeRose and Noel M. Tichy 15. Words to live by: Live like you will die tomorrow and plan like you will live forever.

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