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TO THE MANOR BORN Fall’s ladylike looks give an edge to classics. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT ADAMO

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DESIGN OF THE TIMES NI looks at the latest trends in home design. BY MICHELLE M. HAVICH

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WORK OF ART Selma Nettles’ sculpture garden is a labor of love. BY KATHY BECKER

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EMERALD CITY Solar panels and LED lights are part of the new luxury in Naples. BY SHAWN HOLIDAY

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Most Wanted Pink passion

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AN EVENTFUL MONTH few weeks ago, I visited with a friend who has lived throughout Florida for most of his life, and the subject of “the season” made its way into the conversation—as it often does when you talk with anyone who’s been a resident of the Sunshine State for a few decades. Cultural and social activities once were limited to just a few months on the calendar, he recalled. But that has changed, thanks to Florida’s explosive population growth and a new appetite for culture and all things sophisticated. Summer or winter, there is something to do every day of the week. In fact, if you look at the overflowing Calendar section in this issue of Naples Illustrated, you can easily see that, in all of our markets, seasonality is a thing of the past. October is full of activity. For example, comedian Jerry Seinfeld comes to Palm Beach, Naples’ acclaimed Philharmonic Orchestra plans four performances, and the Tampa Bay area features concerts by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and rocker Bonnie Raitt, among other key dates. Beyond the entertainment venues, major social and charitable events are already well under way, and our company is involved with many of them. With a calendar so full, it’s difficult to recall the day when October events were rare. Our focus has shifted to participating in or covering them. There’s an ever-growing, increasingly appreciative yearround audience for these events, and packed performance venues provide evidence of that. This is a good thing. Thick datebooks are just as beautiful as this month’s temperate weather. Of course, Naples Illustrated is here to help you keep track of it all, with an entertaining mix of stories about the names and faces associated with the events, and relevant advertising messages about the things you need or desire to make life more pleasant. And, rest assured, we’ll be at the performing arts centers, museums and ballrooms around town— enjoying the events right along with you.

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all it a grassroots movement, or call it homegrown, Neapolitans make the most of what they love—being here. For our annual home and garden issue, we celebrate the constant gardeners who have not only made Naples their home, but have worked to embrace the essence of Naples, making the definition of “home” reach far beyond their residences. In the past several years, restaurants from other places have found Naples a dining community to call home. Although Truluck’s was started in Texas, the seafood restaurateurs came to Naples and made the most of the abundant surrounding fisheries. Truluck’s has its own fishing operation here, supplying fresh stone crab and other fish to the Naples area and other places (page 33). When Chef Martin Murphy left the Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center he helped launch in Bonita Springs, he thought he was going home to New Hampshire for new opportunities. He later realized that Florida had become home and has returned to run the center (page 36). Selma Nettles bought property in Old Naples as an investment, then decided to live here. Over coffee, she started to sketch her dream garden, which evolved into a formal, lighted sculpture garden that uses native Florida elements and plants for a spectacular, scented floral center, shaded by existing Poinciana trees, and rescued mature palms (page 64). Donors who are helping build the area’s nonprofit organizations and attractions know that the environment is to be treasured. As a result, they are making Naples an emerald city by funding green construction projects—endeavors usually more expensive than non-green projects at the outset, but designed to acknowledge and preserve the environment (page 72). When Florida Cancer Specialists established its facility at Naples’ Lutgert Cancer Center, Dede Sweet of Sweet Art Gallery was called in to establish an art collection using local artists to provide respite and solace to those at the center (page 108). Tom and Sandi Moran have lived in Naples for more than 30 years, and have cultivated business as well as philanthropic efforts. In addition to supporting children’s charities, they also recognize the need for a rich cultural life, so they also support the United Arts Council, Opera Naples and the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs (page 128).

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RELAX AND INDULGE Bamboo Café hosted a summertime gathering with Philip Douglas Salon and Stonewater Studio’s Jewelry for Wellness, with cigars by Marcus Daniel and a raffle to benefit Kids Against Hunger. 1. Nancy White, Michael Hills, Patti Stratton 2. Lisa Boet with dog Eva Peron, Isabella Boet, Philip Douglas 3. Ann Stickford, Doug Olsen

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Classic blue and white tables with a casual twist

Daum crystal clamshell, Deborah Rhodes round place mat, Anichini blue napkin, Karen Lee Ballard coastal living place mat, Greenhorn Trading Co. blue mist linen napkin, Michael Aram votive candle, Gattle’s, Naples; Gien plate, Fratelli Mari bowl, Marie Dâage cup and saucer, Julian Mejia Design white napkin, A Mano, Naples.

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ZAC POSEN was born into a creative family. His father is an abstract painter, his mother made belts in the ’60s and his grandmother was a pianist. The 29-year-old designer established his eponymous clothing line in late 2001. His collections, which capture a woman’s strength and femininity, were an immediate hit with celebrities, fashion editors and fashionistas. While New York City is his home and the home base for his company, South Florida is also sentimental for Zac. “I do have a large community of very close friends that live in Boca Raton.” He will do a private fashion show to benefit Seacrest Country Day School for Saks Fifth Avenue in November. —Lola Thélin

IN STYLE “What I wear now is Tom Ford,

Serge Lutens’ violet perfume and Santa

Charvet shirts, Yves Saint Laurent boots

Maria Novella’s Jasmine, Orange Blossom

and that hasn’t changed. I wear a lot of

and Toscano aromas.

pajama shirts from a company called Ola.” Also on Zac’s list of favorites are A.P.C., as

ABROAD “I love so many cities, but Sydney

well as Turnbull and Asser.

has really delicious food, great hotels. The Peninsula in Hong Kong is a grand hotel,

CLEAN UP Zac’s daily beauty routine is a

and the shopping experience is wild. In my

new cleansing bar from Herbe and Ela’s

past experiences, the Aman resorts in the

hydrating rose spray. For scents, Zac wears

world are really like no other; staying in the ones in Bali and Java was unprecedented.”

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lecting everything that Cecil Beaton has put out into print. He’s a great visual creator that I can relate to. [His creations are] a direct perspective at his point in history of popular and high culture and definite understanding of glamour and eccentricity.” PEER FACTOR “I love a lot of designers for a lot of reasons. I love Azzedine Alaïa. I think his tops are great. I love John Galliano and [Maison] Martin Margiela. Alber Elbaz has a unique universe and brand built off of the clothing, which is rare and exciting. He has a hand in esthetic language.”

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CAUSE CELEB Zac dresses many celebrities but there are a few missing from his list. “I like Dakota Fanning and her younger sister Elle Fanning. Michelle Obama would be an incredible person to dress.” IN THE WORKS Zac is working on his first fragrance, but wouldn’t divulge the scents. “I don’t want just another designer fragrance on the market. Because I’m a very sensory person, it’s something that I feel 4

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BITTEN Sterling silver horsebit chain necklace by Ippolita ($1,195, Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, Naples, 239-5925900, ippolita.com)

IN THE LOOP Earrings in 18-karat yellow gold from the Chic & Shine Collection by Roberto Coin ($750, Mayors, Coconut Point, Estero, 239-948-5435, robertocoin.com)

HARDWARE Brass and gold barbed wire ring ($175, Burberry, Waterside Shops, Naples, 239-254-9164, burberry.com)

DOUBLE UP A pair of 18-karat yellow gold bracelets with pavĂŠ-set diamond accents (price on request, Yamron Jewelers, Waterside Shops, Naples, 239-592-7707, yamron.com)

SEA LINK Batu Klasik Sea Colorway bracelet from John Hardy, with aquamarine, light lolite, and Swiss blue topaz ($1,595, John Hardy, Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, Naples, 239-592-5900, johnhardy.com)

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Marc Jacobs quilted shoulder bag with goldtone hardware looks chic by your side. ($625, Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, Naples, 239-592-5900, marcjacobs.com)

PONY UP This highly collectible organic tote with the iconic Pink Pony on the front symbolizes the commitment to the fight against breast cancer. ($135, Ralph Lauren, Waterside Shops, Naples, 239-5948116, ralphlauren.com)

FLOWER POWER Fill your home with a scent that gives back. Proceeds from sales of the limitededition Antica Farmacista home ambiance fragrance in Peonia Romantico benefit Gilda’s Club for cancer research. ($62-$92, Nordstrom, Waterside Shops, Naples, 239-325-6100, AnticaFarmacista.com)

DAINTY DIAMONDS You’ll do a double take for these pretty Daniel K Asscher-cut diamond flower earrings, set in platinum. ($90,450, Yamron Jewelers, Waterside Shops, Naples, 239-592-7707, danielk.net)

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BRIGHT-EYED Light up your face with vibrant sunglasses from Christian Dior. ($295, Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, Naples, 239-592-5900, dior.com)

PERFECT PALETTE Dior 5-Colour Eye Shadow contains five complementary shades that create an easy and natural look. ($56, Sephora, Coconut Point, Estero, 239-390-9889, dior.com)

A DELICIOUS ADORNMENT A darling embellished strawberry necklace by Kenneth Jay Lane looks good enough to eat. ($110, Tickled Pink, Naples, 239-4350004, kennethjaylane.net)

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Christina box bag in pink python with stone clasp by Jane Bolinger is a sophisticated yet playful accessory to add to your wardrobe. ($1,200, Marissa Collections, Naples, 239-263-4333, janebolinger.com)

A TIME TO GIVE Graceful tonneau-shaped case crafted in solid stainless steel features a special case-back custom-etched with the breast cancer ribbon motif. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. ($298, Coach, Waterside Shops, Naples, 239-593-1783, coach.com) OCTOBER 2009 23


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DESIGNING WAYS Anyone who has visited the International Design Center in Estero has seen the genius of global architect/interior design superstar JUAN MONTOYA. The Colombian-born Montoya served as artistic design director for the sleek IDC, as well as for the award-winning Beach Clubhouse at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. A wide range of his commercial and residential projects will be featured in his second eponymous book, published by Monacelli Press and distributed by Random House. The beautiful 304-page tome will be available at major booksellers in November. NI talked with the designer following his latest visit to the IDC, where he lectured on “Fundamental Design Currents for Real Living.” —Kat Smith

IN THE WORKS Juan’s book will feature about 25 recent projects, WALTER BRISKI JR.

covering a bigger range than his first book. “The new jobs are much richer in terms of texture, art and fine materials.” GREEN It’s all about conservation for Juan, but being a designer, he knows that green doesn’t necessarily mean unattractive. “It’s also looking for that product that is going to do the same thing but

ON THE RUNWAY Juan says fashion is related to his interior

not make the space less attractive.”

design work. “Fashion relates to color, to fabric, to mixing. Fashion goes very fast but it gives you a clue to what is happening in terms

FAVORITE PLACES “Miami is my second home, because I have a

of color or in terms of texture.”

few projects in Miami.” He also spends time from South Beach to Palm Beach. And with property, clients and shopping for clients, he goes three times a year to Paris. “It’s my stepping ground for going to other places.” OH PARIS! Upon arriving, Juan heads straight to Casa Bini, an

1. A project highlighted in the new book 2. Miami Beach 3. Restaurant Le Voltaire, Paris

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Italian restaurant. “The food is so fresh; when you travel six or seven hours on a plane and you arrive in Paris, all you want to do is have fresh food.” Another favorite with great food and atmosphere is Restaurant Le Voltaire on Quai Voltaire. GOING PLACES Travel is a passion, with India and Russia currently intriguing Juan. He spent last Christmas in Budapest. “It’s a passion with an interest, and the interest is to discover things that I can bring into my design.” FASHION FORWARD For Juan, designers with influence in fashion are Marc Jacobs and Phillip Lim. “I go with the classic; I go with Hermès. The fabric, the cut is very good. Bottega Veneta I am attracted to, but more in terms of the leather, like shoes, belts, that kind of thing.” 24 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

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GILT TRIP Rose gold is on everyone’s lips (and nails and eyes) this fall. Our favorite gilty pleasures: Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill palette in Rouge Iron ($58, Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, Naples); Deborah Koepper Mineral Shadow trio in 840, 331 and 332 ($45) and Shimmer Dust in Bronzed ($20, deborahkoepper.com); Estée Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Quads in Rose Amethyst ($35) and Nail Lacquer in Rose Gold ($18, Estée Lauder counters); Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect in Tweed Sienna ($45) and Nail Colour in Ming ($30, Chanel, Saks Fifth Avenue); and La Prairie Cellular Lip Colour Effects in Firefly Glace ($40, La Femme Perfumery, Naples). OCTOBER 2009 25


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RED HAUTE Go bold with crimson accents BY MICHELLE M. HAVICH

On Fire Nachtmann’s five-armed Ravello candleholder ($320) is elegant and edgy. (DuFrane Jewelers, Bonita Springs, 239-495-9005, dufranejewelers.com)

Party Light Schonbek Mardi Gras Collection chandelier ($1,645) is a visual party with hand-cut crystal and jewelry strands of antique-style travertine crystal beads. (Wilson Lighting, Naples, 877-888-5755, wilsonlighting.com)

Too Hot It might not improve your cooking, but a European kitchen by Snaidero definitely improves the look of your home. (Studio Snaidero Naples, 239-213-1774, snaideronaples.com)

HOT Seat Designed by Jan Armgardt, this leather Jolly Chair ($6,159) from Austrian furniture maker Wittmann promises relaxation with contemporary appeal. (Richlin Interiors, Naples, 239-659-3007, richlininteriors.com)

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Sitting Pretty The jewel-like McGuire Cloisonne Hua Drum Stool ($6,200) makes an artful accent to a room. (Baker Naples, International Design Center, Estero, 239-992-9815, idcfl.com)


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Bunny Williams, who has been designing home interiors for clients across the country for more than 20 years, is busier than ever. Her recently launched furniture line, BeeLine Home, features one-of-a-kind pieces and timeless sets, and is available at Summerfields Fine Furnishings in Naples. Williams is also expanding her line with table linens and decorative pillows. She has published three books and is currently working on a fourth. NI chatted with the designer about her work. —Deanna Vella ■ How is BeeLine Home different from other furniture lines? It’s smaller; it’s limited. We’re only selling it through designer shops that we selected, loved and respected. ■ Why does BeeLine Home work so well with a variety of home styles? Mainly because the collection is, for lack of a better word, eclectic—but I think that word is overused. My line is modern, clean and contemporary, but it’s mixed with antiques, like eighteenth-century Italian pieces. All pieces work together, all periods and styles work together—then they become unique. ■ If you could design any person’s home, whose would you choose? Oh, George Clooney. First of all, I think he’s gorgeous. But I love the fact that he lives in Italy in a gorgeous house. That tells me he has to have some style, otherwise he wouldn’t be living there. I think he’s intelligent and he intrigues me. He’s interested in art, and I like that, too.

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cameos

INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE Karna Small Bodman turns her White House experience into political thrillers. The Port Royal resident draws from her former life as Deputy Press Secretary under Ronald Reagan and Senior Director for the National Security Council to generate adventures for Samantha Reid, heroine of her third novel, Final Finesse. Reid is White House Deputy Director for Homeland Security. When a natural-gas pipeline explodes in America’s heartland, she smells conspiracy. Subsequent explosions confirm sabotage and pit Reid and love interest Tripp Adams in a race against time. Bodman’s formula gains momentum as the reader becomes aware that the book’s plot represents real and current threats to national security. Research gathered through a political lifetime of contacts enhances Bodman’s story. —Christina Wells

BEAR LESSONS Naples art gallery owner and author Peg Goldberg Longstreth comes from a family with deep roots and a Renaissance approach to life. Her mother, Isabel, long ago began a memoir about the trials of a family as told by its much-loved teddy bear, Charlie. Longstreth finished the tale of the magical bear, written for the child in all of us. Although simple on the surface, the story is a commentary on the human condition. Released last December with thousands sold to date, A Bear Called Charlie: A Memoir shows signs of becoming a cult phenomenon. Longstreth feels it is just what the doctor ordered in these turbulent times. Charlie, she says, encourages you to believe in the important and timeless values in life—honesty, integrity and friendship. “Of all the things I have written, I have never been prouder of anything more than this book,” she says. —C.W.

MIDDLE EAST MYSTERY Investment banker turned author Tom Erickson likes to see women get the best of men. Patricia Shaver, protagonist of the Marco Island resident’s first published novel, Operation Snowshoe, does it routinely. Shaver is a Chicagobased investigative reporter knee-deep in research for an article about the Arab-Israeli conflict. When one neighbor dies under mysterious circumstances, her instincts signal high alert. A second death is ruled suicide by federal authorities and Shaver senses a cover up. She launches her own investigation but is blocked at every turn. Eventually she uncovers a plot intended to kill hundreds and detonate political chaos. The thriller, says Erickson, offers a good story that is character-driven. He also notes that if you are a Middle East history buff, you’ll have a leg up on figuring this one out. —C.W.

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DISH

TOTALLY CLAWSOME

taste

ROBERT NELSON

Many restaurants serve stone crabs, but few establishments actually catch them. Truluck’s Seafood, Steak, Crab House maintains a fleet of 26 crabbing boats, based at the Isle of Capri near Naples. From October 15 to May 15, the fleet brings in an estimated 200,000 pounds of crab, distributed to nine locations around the country. “Stone crabs are a renewable resource,” says David Tripoli, director of marketing. “Since we only remove one leg and throw the crab back, the fishery is a model of sustainable seafood.”

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dining out

Goat cheese crostini

VANESSA ROGERS

EMBRACED BY GOODNESS SAM-BUCCO BISTRO RADIATES THE WARMTH AND REFLECTS THE DIVERSITY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN. BY CHELLE KOSTER WALTON

Sweet and smoky, chewy and tender—ah, exquisite contrasts. Excuse me while I once more reminisce about the scallops and shrimp chorizo dish at Sam-Bucco Bistro. The sweetness came from braised pears, light and serendipitous like the brush of butterfly wings, juxtaposed with the salty smoke of the cured chorizo. The chewy oven-dried tomatoes added texture and a subtle sweetness to the tender scallops and shrimp awash in fresh tomato jus. A stem of adeptly steamed broccoli and the starch du jour, a square of tasty scalloped potatoes, finished the hearty presentation that brought my meal to its apex. Subtitled as a fine Mediterranean bistro, Sam-Bucco is named for its Egyptian-born chef and co-owner, who travels the entire region to combine into one cozy dining room the best and most well-loved earthy flavors. Our multidimensional eggplant terrine appetizer spoke of the Asian Mediterranean, baked with fresh mozzarella, avocado, roasted red peppers and tomatoes. There’s also goat cheese crostini, baba ghanouj, Turkish grilled calamari, grilled portobello mushrooms topped with roasted red peppers and goat cheese, Caesar salad, and baby greens topped with roasted pears and Roquefort cheese as first courses. For our pasta course, we sampled the day’s flawless porcini risotto special and the classic fettuccine Bolognese, fresh and meaty with a kiss of nutmeg. 34 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

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Restaurant: Sam-Bucco Bistro Hours: Dinner daily Food: Mediterranean fusion Atmosphere: Meticulous, warm and refined Service: Obliging and leisurely paced Price: Appetizers $7-$11; entrées $18-$30 Address: 14700 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, sam-buccobistro.com Telephone: 239-592-6050 Reservations: Yes Children’s Menu: No, but will accommodate requests Bar Service: Full


In addition to my seafood dish, we ordered another night’s special, lamb osso buco, unexpected but divine in a syrupy port wine demi-glace. Italian cuisine figures importantly into the scheme of Chef Sam’s vast repertoire, including such selections as whole wheat penne with spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, Gorgonzola and tomato sauce (available with chicken or shrimp if desired); veal with capers, grape tomatoes, basil lemon and Chardonnay; Pio Bease—shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams, calamari and fish in a white wine and tomato pesto cream sauce; and the light-as-a-dream tiramisù. Then there’s the inevitable French influence: tilapia Provençal, veal champignon with brandy cream demi-glace, and steak au poivre. Chef Sam’s largesse and appeal don’t end in the kitchen, however. He’s often seen and heard in the dining room greeting return guests like family, along with co-owner Adel. Even newcomers get swept into the circle (as long as you don’t make the mistake of assuming Sam and Adel are father and son, in which case only one will embrace you while the other makes tongue-in-cheek threats). The warmth of personalities (I can’t remember laughing so much at one meal), sheer culinary agility and little touches such as the wonderful sun-dried tomato and olive tapenade served with the

bread and a friendly Italian Mezza Corona Chardonnay as house wine boost Sam-Bucco into a genre all its own—a place that breaks molds and expectations, a place with personality every way you look at (and taste) it. ◆ For her restaurant reviews, Chelle Koster Walton dines anonymously and at the expense of Naples Illustrated.

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local flavor

GO NATIVE HOMEGROWN FOOD FINDS BY KATHY BECKER

FLOAT PLAN ROYAL BUSINESS Melissa Ray-Kriger, a full-time cardiovascular technician, also likes to bake and do crafts, so she took some cake decorating classes from Wilton. She started teaching, and through her classes began to perfect a royal icing recipe—you know, the shiny stay-put icing that caps a perfect sugar cookie. She started making cookies for her friends, and through word of mouth began taking orders and customizing cookie shapes. Armed with her grandmother’s cookie recipe and more than 100 cookie cutters, she’s working on building her business, The Cookie Girl (thecookiegirl.net), which has allowed caterers and party planners to get fresh, personalized cookies in Naples, which otherwise would have to be ordered and shipped.

Toast the thirty-fourth year of The Dock at Crayton Cove and Riverwalk at Tin City with Cruise and Dine programs. At The Dock at Crayton Cove, a tour of Naples Bay aboard the Sweet Liberty from the nearby City Dock culminates with sunset, dinner and dessert or cocktail at the Dock. At Riverwalk, a narrated Cruise Naples sightseeing or sunset tour from Tin City is combined with an entrée, cocktail or dessert at Riverwalk. The program is available until December 21. For information, visit napleswaterfrontdining.com.

HOME AGAIN Many leave Florida to pursue other ventures, but the area’s charms call them back. That was what happened with Chef Martin Murphy, who launched the Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center in Bonita Springs. About a year and a half ago, he left for an opportunity in his native New Hampshire. Things didn’t work out as Murphy had hoped, so now he’s back to plan programs, dinners and other community partnerships. A grand reopening is October 19. An inaugural wine dinner kicks off the season and Murphy’s return October 24. For information, 866-206-3840.

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FIELD WORK Southwest Florida is home to some of the largest tomato, pepper, cucumber, potato and squash farms in the United States, so it makes sense to eat fresh, local produce. TheFreshGarden, a new online business, provides handpicked traditional and organically grown vegetables from Southwest Florida farms to restaurants and individuals. The company itself is locally grown. CEO and founder Jimmy Augustine grew up in Naples, where his father is a prominent tomato breeder who developed the highly prized Ugly Ripe tomato. Residents in Naples and Bonita Springs can have produce delivered. For information, visit thefreshgarden.com.


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spirits

GLASS HALF FULL A LOOK AT WINE FUTURES BY MARK SPIVAK

Once each year, we gaze into a crystal glass filled with wine, and attempt to forecast what consumers will be drinking in the year to come. While this may be a challenging time for the world’s premium wine estates, it’s an exciting period for consumers. Competition is fierce, discounts are common, and there’s never been a better time to shop for your favorite bottles than in today’s buyer’s market. Here are some trends to watch for. MAIL ORDER MADNESS Many of the top California wines are sold through mailing lists, and these lists have been historically difficult to penetrate. As demand for high-end Cabernet Sauvignon slows down, that situation is changing. Pick up the phone and ask to be added to the mailing list for your favorite Napa property, and you may be surprised at the result. NO THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER Worldwide sales of Australian wine have declined for a number 38 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

of reasons, and serious discounts are commonplace. If you’re a fan of full-bodied, juicy Shiraz, make a wish list of the ones you’ve always wanted to try. Give the list to your favorite retailer, and have him or her make inquiries on your behalf. It’s time to stock up. GIVE YOURSELF THE BOOT The same goes for many of the best Italian wines. Some of the top Barolos, Barbarescos and Brunellos are still available, and the dollar is stronger than it was one year ago. Of course, the current vintages of these classics won’t be drinkable for years, but it’s a great opportunity to build your cellar. AU REVOIR A combination of high prices, global demand and a weak exchange rate has slowed consumption of Bordeaux and Burgundy to a trickle. If you have the patience to wait, consider investing in 2008 Bordeaux futures. The quality is solid, and many of the classified growths are relative bargains.


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FESTIVAL TIME It’s now easier than ever to snag a ticket to one of the country’s top charity wine events, and also less competitive to place a bid. If you ever wanted to attend a bash such as Auction Napa Valley or the Naples Winter Wine Festival, now’s your chance. SNAGGED ON SNOOTH Several years ago, we predicted that established wine critics were going the way of the dinosaurs, and that ratings were becoming unimportant. The root of this trend lies in the phenomenon of social networking. If you need to be convinced, take a look at Snooth (snooth.com), a virtual community where wine drinkers can exchange opinions and shop for bargains. Increasingly, rather than relying on all-powerful critics, consumers are reading user reviews from people like themselves. ◆ Mark Spivak is the author of spivakonwine.com. He can be reached at NIedit@ naplesillustrated.com.

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TOUTING TEMPRANILLO The best Spanish wines have become more and more available, and some of them are spectacular. Rioja Reservas and Gran Reservas are pre-aged and ready to drink. Ribera del Duero continues to be the most exciting region for red wine; look for the reliable standards (Pesquera and Vega Sicilia) as well as the emerging new estates (Abadia Retuerta and Numanthia).

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on the table

CULINARY STAR TOP CHEF’S RON DUPRAT’S MOMENT IN THE SPOTLIGHT

SANTA BARBARA PHOTOGAPHY

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What’s it like on Top Chef? It’s going to be something the world has never seen. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Fresh, favorite pizza: Arugula and Pecorino Romano, or pesto, shrimp and fresh mozzarella. What are you experimenting with? Liquid nitrogen and banana ice cream. What it’s like to cook for the famous? I believe the most nervous one was John Kerry, because he only wanted organic. Even butter.

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Coming from Haiti, where even basic nutrition was an issue, Chef Ron Duprat learned how to stretch food and coax flavors from his grandmother’s modest garden and the occasional fish he caught. Those lessons began an odyssey for him that included crossing the Caribbean in a wooden boat, coming to Naples, and maturing into a hardworking chef. His journey continued from Naples to France to Long Island, as well as to his appearance as a contestant on the current season of Bravo’s Top Chef. “I’m just a kid from Haiti and just wanted to make a living,” Duprat says. “I’m living the American Dream. Nowhere else would my story be possible.” The day after he moved to Naples in 1989, he began to work at Little Italy, and his interest in cooking soared. After working in other local restaurants including Riverwalk, LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort and Cloyde’s Steak House, Duprat went to Europe for a classic French cooking education and a grand diploma from La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Burgundy. He worked his way up to executive chef at Montauk Yacht Club on Long Island, where he became a chef sought by celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Sean Combs, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Billy Joel and John Kerry. Still, Naples beckoned. He returned as executive chef at Noble House and Pelican Bay. Currently, he lives in Naples and commutes to his position as executive chef at Latitudes at the Marriott in Hollywood Beach. He likes to push the envelope and is excited about creating new dishes to surprise the senses, like oxtail ravioli, and bacon and banana ice cream. Regardless of the outcome of the TV show, Duprat hopes to start a chain of cutting-edge restaurants in Naples, a place he considers one of the best and toughest markets anywhere. “When they come to Naples, they want something different,” he says. “If you make it in Naples, you can make it anywhere.” ◆


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Authentic, elegant Aspen offers more than superlative skiing. BY ROBERT RAGAINI

The lobby of the Hotel Jerome, with its plush, padded sofas and chairs, tempts guests to curl up and relax after a day on the chilly slopes. Bowls of fruit rest on old round tables. Light shines softly from the restored original fixtures. More than 120 years ago, Jerome B. Wheeler, co-owner of New York’s Macy’s department store, envisioned a grand hostelry in a booming silver-mining town. The eponymous hotel was designed to emulate some of the great hotels of Europe—Claridge’s in London and the George V in Paris. It introduced electric lighting to the Western mountains and featured indoor plumbing, with

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Clockwise from above: The Hotel Jerome, Aspen's crown jewel. Skiing one of the area's spectacular mountains. The J Bar is popular for après-ski libations. The Jerome's cozy historic lobby beckons after a chilly day on the slopes.

15 bathrooms for 90 guest rooms, hot and cold running water, steam heat, and an elevator. Prices then were a hefty $3 to $4 a night. The Hotel Jerome soon became the center of Aspen’s aspirant social life. The historic theme is carried into the guest rooms and suites. While the rooms do hold a certain times-gone-by feel, they are filled with modern amenities, including 300-thread-count sheets, oversized bathtubs (some with Jacuzzis) and highspeed Internet access. Downstairs in the elegant Garden Terrace restaurant, the menu offers inspired, as well as traditional, choices: pan-fried crab with red chili oil; a 10-ounce flank steak with a side of country-style mac and cheese; or—yes!—a perfectly grilled elk loin with persimmon compote. The hotel is nestled in Aspen’s glorious past, from downtown’s brick-solid commercial buildings to the west end’s time-capsule cottages. The present, as then, means money. Cowboy couture reigns where silver once tipped the scales. Wheeler brought class and class brought culture. Today, the Aspen Music Festival is world-renowned. The bal-

let, the Aspen Writers’ Foundation and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center are just a sampling of the myriad cultural offerings. Of course, the major allure of the majestic mountains of Colorado is skiing. On crystal clear days, ski all four mountains—Aspen, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands and Snowmass—using the Aspen ski pass, and traveling via the hotel’s vans. Aspen Mountain is steep terrain and for fast skiers. Buttermilk is known for its ski school and absolutely no crowds with groomed trails on gently sloping hills for a wonderfully relaxing day. At the base of Aspen Highlands, the Highland Center’s mammoth stone fireplace and beat-up leather furniture give the lodge the feel of a super log cabin. Intentionally unchic, it’s the locals’ favorite. Perhaps skiers come to challenge the Highland Bowl, where the hardy hike the ridge to the crest of the bowl-shaped collection of double-diamond runs. The much larger Snowmass is a great place for families. Beginner, intermediate and expert runs are so numerous they never need be repeated. A favorite is the 5.3-mile Long Shot.

Back at Hotel Jerome, by lift closing time, the J Bar is packed. A popular hangout for guests, it’s also a place to do some celebrity spotting. One popular drink is steeped in history. The creamy, potent Aspen Crud, made with fresh vanilla ice cream blended with bourbon, is a holdover from Prohibition, when area miners used to enjoy this just-for-grown-ups version of a milkshake. A dog the size of a pony mingles with the bar patrons. “The Jerome is pet-friendly,” says the bartender, nodding at the beast. “Everyone in the J Bar is family.” hoteljerome.com ◆ OCTOBER 2009 43


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PRACTICAL MAGIC WITH A BIT OF AUTOMOTIVE ALCHEMY, PORSCHE BLENDS THE 911 AND CAYENNE TO CONJURE ITS FIRST FOUR-DOOR SEDAN.

BY HOWARD WALKER

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No matter how big the shoehorn, no matter how much liquid Teflon is applied, grandma simply won’t squeeze into the back of a Porsche 911. Yes, theoretically, Porsche’s legendary sports car does have what may appear to be a couple of rear seats. But unless your name is Mini-Me, there’s no way you’re going to accommodate any human form back there. That’s the trouble with a 911. Many bachelors buy them for the testosterone-spiking performance. They get hitched, start a family and, after endless resistance, the inevitable realization sets in: The Porsche’s got to go. Of course, the designers at Porsche’s Stuttgart HQ knew this would happen and, back in 2002, introduced a 911 on stilts, otherwise known as the Cayenne SUV. It gave adoring 911 lovers the opportunity to keep a Porsche in the driveway and, at the same time, have something capacious enough to carry the kids, their Pack ’n Plays, and grandma too. While the Cayenne did its job admirably—it’s still the best seller in the Porsche line-up—there’s something that still doesn’t sit quite right about a tall-riding Porsche that’s capable of scaling Kangchenjunga. That’s why the arrival this month of the impressive new Porsche Panamera four-door sedan will be greeted

by Porsche-istas with the same level of enthusiasm as the average 13-year-old greets a Twitter-enabled iPhone. This is a proper, stretch-out-spacious four-seater, with real room in the back for real people. And despite that ski-slope roofline, there’s even an impressive amount of headroom in the rear. There’s real practicality too, courtesy of a high-lifting tailgate and fold-down rear seats that triple the load space. Two sets of golf clubs? No problem. Before we summon up the superlatives and go all slack-jawed about the car’s awesome performance and curve-carving handling, though, we need to share a word or two about the Panamera’s, er, styling. I know we all adore the timeless, iconic lines of the fabled 911. But seemingly chain-sawing one in half and grafting in an extra 20 inches and two additional doors results in a silhouette that verges on the awkward. Pretty in a Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes CLS or new Jag XJ way it’s certainly not. Surely the time has come to release the Porsche design folk from their “everything-must-look-like-a-911” shackles and allow them create a new Porsche design language. We’re ready. But as the Cayenne sport-ute so rightly proved, Porsches don’t have to be objects of visual beauty; they just have to go like the wind.


Looking forward, in a year’s time, the range will swell with the availability of a 300-horsepower base V6 model. And come 2011, there’ll even be a tree-hugger gaselectric hybrid version. One thing’s for certain; even with electric power, it’ll go like the wind. ◆ Automotive editor Howard Walker can be reached at NIedit@naplesillustrated.com. Mashing the “go” pedal on a 500-horsepower Panamera Turbo summons up the kind of performance that would shame an F/ A-18 Hornet fighter on takeoff. From standstill, 60 mph flashes up in a tongue-swallowing 4.0 seconds, with the relentless thrust not tailing off until the speedo hits 188 mph. The F/A-18 analogy is relevant, because the Turbo comes with a four-section rear wing that deploys, and angles, in stages. By the time the car reaches 127 mph, the wing has a 10-degree angle of attack to increase downforce and resist any urges the Panamera might have of going airborne at 188. As the Cayenne proved, Porsche is the maestro at giving heavyweights the DNA of an agile sports car. Despite tipping the scales at more than 4,300 pounds in Turbo form, the Panamera is lighter on its feet than Warren Sapp on Dancing With The Stars. With a full complement of tractionenhancing, computer-driven hardware— everything from adaptive damping to active anti-roll bars—the big Panamera seems to defy physics with its breathtaking ability to blast round corners. It is a fabulous-driving machine, with surgically precise steering, no-lean cornering and a ride quality that, while sports-car-firm, is magical in its absorbency of bumps. A trio of Panamera models will be available starting this fall, kicking off with the base model rear-drive Panamera S at $89,800, along with an all-wheel-drive Panamera 4S that’s yours for $93,800. Both feature a 400-horsepower, 4.8-liter V8. The range-topper is that thundering all-wheeldrive Turbo at a cool $132,600. All will feature Porsche’s hugely impressive sevenspeed, double-clutch PDK automatic.

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Side-bow top, skirt, Louis Vuitton, Waterside Shops, Naples; necklace, Robert Lee Morris, New York, 212-431-9405 Opposite page: Dress, belt, Bottega Veneta, boutiques nationwide, 877-362-1715, bottegaveneta.com; headpiece, Leah C. Couture Millinery, leahc. com; gloves, LaCrasia Gloves, lacrasia.com

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DE S I GN OF THE TIMES BY MICHELLE M. HAVICH

NI LOOKS AT THE LATEST TRENDS IN HOME DESIGN Home decor has become more personal and accessible. “People are becoming more and more eclectic—there’s really no other word for it. People are expressing who they are and becoming individuals,” says Renee Giddis, a designer with Collins & Dupont Interiors, Bonita Springs. “The style is a mix, and you can’t pinpoint what kind of style it is.” These words rang true as we put together our review of the latest design trends. It is surprising to find how often one trend blends easily with another in bold and interesting ways. We found graphic patterns on everything from pillows to wallpaper, from subdued hues and tone-on-tone shades to the bright colors that are popping up in decor for both inside and outside the home. In Southwest Florida, outside decor is as important as indoor elements, with full kitchens and luxurious seating areas perfect for entertaining and fully enjoying wonderful weather. And we bring a bit of the outdoors in with accents and furniture that feature a botanical flair, from floral-printed chairs to accessories decorated with jeweled flowers. Color and botanicals are two elements that have a strong presence in decor inspired by the exotic country of India, which adds international panache in a livable way. Following is our look at four trends that keep evolving. Don’t be afraid to borrow from each to create a home that perfectly reflects your personality and lifestyle. 54 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

Top to bottom: Selma chair, High Fashion Home; Tabriz dessert plate, L’Objet; August rocker, Maine Cottage Opposite: Elan loungers, Gloster


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GRAPHIC PRINTS PATTERN PUNCH Make a statement with the latest in geometric and graphic patterns. “I love big patterns,” says Susan Bay, founder of Bay Design Store in Naples. “We’re doing a lot with big prints on chairs, throw pillows, accents, and window drapes. I love two to three colored prints, especially ones with two colors from one side of the color wheel and one color from the other side,” she says. “Big patterns are a great way to make neutral palettes come alive.” The bigger and bolder the pattern the better. Intimidated? Don’t be. Start simple with some throw pillows or an area rug with a repeating pattern. Step up to upholstery, or cover the walls with geometric wallpaper. While smaller, subtler patterns are always going to be available, take a chance and do an anchor wall with a paper that is a traditional print, but bigger and bolder in pattern size and color.

Jonathan Adler’s Palm Beach graphic pillows

Clockwise from above left: Terminal wallpaper in byzantine, Flavor Paper; Safari console table, Horchow; Brazil patterned fabric, Larsen for Cowtan & Tout

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Clockwise from top left: Chiesa rug, Suzanne Sharp for The Rug Company; Spiro lamp, Thomas Paul; Santorini upholstery fabric, F. Schumacher & Co.

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PASSAGE TO INDIA Health and well-being lend themselves to a trend in Indian decor as much as style and texture do. According to designer Kendra Shumake of Kendra Interior Designs, Naples, people looking for a peaceful setting like Indian designs. “The trend is because East Indian philosophy is peaceful and focuses on spiritual things, so people looking for that love these patterns,” she says. “It can be done beautifully.” Luxurious fabrics and textures are cornerstones of Indian decor. Throw pillows, as well as oversized floor pillows, are boldly colored, with detailed embroidery featuring paisleys, flowers and even beading. “These styles work because they’ve been around for centuries,” says Joan Simonsen Hickok of Simonsen-Hickok Interiors of Naples Inc. “I love the timeless qualities about them, and they work great as transitions into contemporary styles, even though it’s an old look.”

Left to right: detail of BeeLine Home’s Arabesque throw from Summerfields Fine Furnishings, Naples; Kashmiri wallpaper in raspberry sorbet, Flavor Paper; Anichini pillows and fabrics

Above: wood mosaic pedestal table, Tonic Home Left: Almidi end table, Casamidy

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Left: Paisley au Lait shower curtain, Saffron Marigold Right: Tabriz dessert plate, L’Objet

Above: Haute House purple medallion chair, Neiman Marcus Right: John Robshaw’s Kochi bedding and pillow collection

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GROWING ON YOU Botanical prints and patterns never really go out of style, but today’s designs are not your grandmother’s chintz pillows. “It’s like Grandma’s floral print on drugs,” says Jenny Lind Carter, president of K2 Designs, Bonita Springs. “It’s metallic.” Flowers and vines range from small and dainty to big and bold tropical prints. And these blooms will never fade or need watering. This new floral trend works great with neutral colors and solids, just like bold patterns do, because the floral print itself is on a larger scale than before. Also, there are a lot of surprising color schemes intertwined with this daisy-lover’s trend. “This new floral pattern has lots of sophisticated colors, like bronze and silver, and makes the pattern unexpected,” Carter says. “They’re overscaled and in big outlines, almost like a silhouette.”

Left to right: Chelsea Botanicals dinner plate, Mottahedeh; Blossom bedding, Anali

Left to right: Lily table lamp, Unica Home; English crewelwork pillows, BeeLine Home, Summerfields, Naples

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Arabesque painted tiles, Mizner Industries

Top to bottom: Selma chair, High Fashion Home; Hollyhock lamp, John Derian Company Inc.; Mums & Asters rug, Kim Parker for The Rug Company; Daniela easy chair, Missoni Home

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STEP OUTSIDE There is no better way to enjoy the great outdoors in Southwest Florida than in beautifully appointed outdoor living spaces complete with comfortable couches, chairs and a coffee table, or a grand dining table for family and friends to gather around. “Dining alfresco is wonderful,” Shumake says, “so decorating outside is a wonderful thing that people are doing.” Outdoor kitchens are gaining popularity, from built-in grills to full-blown gourmet kitchens with everything you would have indoors. Outdoor fabrics now come in durable yet soft cloth in beautiful, fashionable patterns, while the furniture itself is made stronger and specially treated to withstand the salt air for many years to come. ◆ —Deanna Vella contributed to this story.

Above: Monaco lounge chairs and woven end table, Brown Jordan

Clockwise from top left: Lulu DK’s outdoor fabrics, Paradiso and Henry; Maine Cottage’s August dining armchair; Koji Lions, Garden Traditions; Loll Design’s 100percent recycled polyethylene Adirondack chair, Design Within Reach

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Clockwise from top left: Zinnia daybed, Laneventure; Kinsdale dining set, Windham; Etruscan Garden planter, Vietri

Below: Pharr sofa ensemble, McKinnon and Harris

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SELMA NETTLES' SCULPTURE GARDEN WAS A LABOR OF LOVE, FROM THE INITIAL DRAWINGS OVER COFFEE TO EACH WELL-CONSIDERED DETAIL. BY KATHY BECKER • PHOTOGRAPHY BY JERRY RABINOWITZ

Marble sculptures by Márton Váró provide focal points in Selma Nettles’ garden. 64 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


Like many visitors who become residents, Selma Nettles has found her appreciation of Naples has grown considerably. Visiting old friends led to investing in property in 2004. She now finds herself in a renovated sky blue Old Naples cottage with a sculpture garden on two adjacent lots. “I came down a couple times to visit friends I’d known for 20 years,” Nettles says. “I rented a house on Fourth. A week later I bought this house. It had a little lap pool, and I started thinking, what if I wanted to live here? I bought it for an investment, but found I didn’t want to leave. It’s been a big love affair for me. I’m really glad I did it.” OCTOBER 2009 65


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She sold her 14,000-square-foot home in Maryland, finding the cottage with small rooms more to her liking. “I use all the rooms,” she says. After living in the home for a while, the 20-year collector of art began to dream of a sculpture garden, in part inspired by her mother’s rock and flower garden surrounding a 250-year-old house in Massachusetts where she grew up, as well as her brother’s garden business in New Hampshire. “I wanted a sculpture garden with lots of places to sit,” she says. “I like the symmetry of old Italian gardens.” She also was inspired by how Italians use architecture and natural elements to reflect the climate and the way they live. “I wanted to follow that practice here, using as many natural elements of the Florida environment as possible,” she says. “I also wanted to live surrounded by art.” She bought her first sculpture for the garden long before she sat down with a cup of coffee and a yellow pad to begin sketching four years ago. For months, she had saved magazine articles of gardens she liked, gardens that had a “been there forever” feel, but were pretty and fragrant. When she noticed that Sanchez & Maddux, of Palm Beach, designed many of those magazine gardens, she contacted the company in 2006. “They were hesitant to do it,” she says. “Until they realized I was serious.” Serious enough to buy the two houses next door to provide space, serious enough to spend years getting just the right sculptures and plants, serious enough to hire a crane to install mature Canary Island date palms and a 14-ton sculpture, serious enough to use plenty of rebar under the garden to

Far left: Selma Nettles spends most of her time in her outdoor rooms. Left: Nettles in her garden. Below: Mature trees were brought in to give the garden a “been there forever” look. Below left: Flowering plants with scent are central to the garden plan.


Above: A sculpture by Tuan was purchased at New River Fine Art. Right: A painting by Frank Corso from Gardner Colby Gallery hangs above a sculpture by Sophie de Francesca from Gallery Susan deWitt.

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secure the sculptures in hurricane force winds, and serious enough to make a walkway of hand-chiseled native Florida callido stone that took 15 men a month to install. During the project, Nettles stayed in the house. “For four months I had no kitchen,” she says. “I lived in one room for months. I made up my mind it wasn’t going to be that bad. I wanted to be a part of it. It’s easier to change things as you go along.” Nettles knows what she wants, and is willing to wait for it. The purchase of L’Opera, a marble sculpture by Márton Váró that sat in front of Galerie du Soleil for three years, changed the garden design plan to make it the centerpiece. She waited months to get the lighting by Luminary Effects, Wellington, just right, and had crews work through the night so that each sculpture is highlighted perfectly. Of course, as the garden took shape, she decided she might need to improve the house as well. “I started with the garden, and then I realized I needed to do more with the house,” she says. “I gutted all of this, and put it back so it looks like a cottage. It has a picket fence. I like that look.” Although some reconfiguration was done, the house remains nearly the same size, including keeping the


smaller rooms typical of older homes. The ceilings are higher by about two feet, and the foyer is where the kitchen once was. A former carport is now a narrow dining room, with a custom table designed to fit the space. Despite the renovations, the house and garage at 4,700 square feet is still smaller than the adjoining 24,400-square-foot garden. But the house and the garden share one trait. “You need to wind around,” Nettles says. “You don’t know what’s coming next.” From her covered lanai, Nettles looks across a pool with a brain coral deck and grassy area leading to the L’Opera sculpture, flanked on both sides by more than 20-year-old Canary Island date palms landscaper Renfroe & Jackson trucked from an estate on the other side of the state. Around the perimeter of the garden is a meandering path with more sculptures by Váró, Tuan and Paige Bradley. Scattered nearby in nooks and crannies are tables, chairs, benches and fountains. “Guests sit out there and don’t want to leave,” she says. “It’s very relaxing with the sound of fountains. It has symmetry; it’s balanced and calm. It’s a great design, better than I had envisioned.”

Clockwise from top: Six still lifes by Harry Hutchinson are part of an art grouping that includes a sculpture by Philip Jackson and glass sculpture by Chris Hawthorne from Shaw Gallery. The custom dining room table, as well as Nettles' bed, many light fixtures, and several consoles are by Niermann Weeks in Maryland. OCTOBER 2009 69


The sculptures are framed by existing mature vegetation and new plants, and with lighting both natural and planned. The garden is as pretty at night as it is during the day.

Nettles also wants the garden to be filled with scent, so there are enough gardenia bushes to put out 1,000 blossoms at a time and 18 ylang-ylang trees. In all, the garden has 35,000 plants. She also wants her private oasis to be enjoyed by others. A brick wall topped with picket-like fencing surrounds the garden, but Nettles keeps the plants along the edge trimmed. “This is a great neighborhood,” she says. “Most neighbors are year-round, interesting people. I didn’t want barriers. I wanted people to see the sculpture from the street. I don’t want to get disconnected. I love living in the village.” When it comes to selecting art, Nettles picks what she likes. Without any formal training other than her mother’s art affinity and being dragged as a child to antique shops, Nettles says her eclectic art—which includes a large number of Frank Corso paintings—has to pass her own appreciation test. “The bottom line is, am I willing to get up every morning and say hello to it with my coffee cup?” she says. “It goes back to really trusting yourself, the consistency to what you like. If I see something that fits the scene in my head, I know it is good.” ◆ 70 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


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EMERALD CITY SOLAR PANELS AND LED LIGHTS MAY BE SHINY AND EXPENSIVE, BUT SOME PROJECTS ARE ENSURING THEY ARE PART OF A NEW DEFINITION OF LUXURY IN NAPLES. BY SHAWN HOLIDAY

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reen has always been a popular color in Naples. From the verdant mangrove forests to the well-heeled set that winters here, green has dominated the landscape, in nature and in business. Lately a new shade has emerged from this jewel on the Gulf Coast of Florida, where conservation and sustainability are the new luxury. When Naples goes green, it’s emerald. “Everyone has completely embraced it,” says Joe Cox, executive director of the Children’s Museum of Naples (C’MON), the new museum being built in North Collier Regional Park that is among several green projects planned and funded by philanthropists in Collier County. “We have a lot of donors who are conscious of that. Naples is such a generous community; being green is an added bonus.” Neapolitans hold the environment in high regard. Surrounded by the Everglades and stunning beaches, wealthy retirees and entrepreneurs treasure the county’s natural beauty that attracted them to the area in the first place. These

days, that often means putting money into projects that will preserve the environment, as well as advance their charitable concerns.

GREEN BY NATURE When a “road to nowhere” threatened to damage crucial habitat near the Everglades in the early 1960s, a group of residents banded together to stop the project and formed a regional group, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, which is now creating one of the area’s most sustainable projects. The group’s most recent endeavor is a prototype for environmentally responsible construction. With an emphasis on conserving energy and natural resources, the $17 million initiative for a new visitor and education center was made possible because donors for the project want to see their green turn into green. “I think people are more aware of the need to conserve energy, to use water more intelligently,” says Dolph W. von Arx, chairman of the Conservancy board of directors.

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“Younger people are already there. Young people are demanding you go green.” The Conservancy’s 21-acre campus is being transformed into a shining example of sustainability, with cutting-edge lighting, permeable parking lots and extensive use of recycled and regionally sourced materials. The group plans to be a model of conservation and energy efficiency for visitors and will also align with the Naples Zoo and the proposed Gordon River Greenway Park to create a pedestrian-friendly “Naples Central Park.” These plans are possible because donors like von Arx strongly link sustainability with effective giving. It makes economic sense, is part of the Conservancy’s core mission and provides an educational component. To that end, von Arx leveraged his position as an investor in CREE Lighting to get the best possible deal on the latest LED lighting, which will save the Conservancy thousands of dollars in electric bills. He also is setting the stage for solar panels—made by another company he invests in—to be installed on the buildings in the near future. Despite the current economic climate, von Arx is optimistic about the capital fundraising campaign for the projects.

“I definitely feel there’s a lot of opportunity to have a good return on your investment in green technology. You need to pick your investments. Not many people have a deep understanding of alternative energy,” von Arx says. Will solar panels become a luxury item? “It could very well be. It is being adopted by people building new homes.”

GOLD STANDARD The Collier campus of Edison State College has turned its green into gold with Collier County’s first Gold Level LEED Certified building. Begun by the U.S. Green Building Council in 1998, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard has become a sought-after designation for businesses and organizations to prove their green credentials. The college’s new Early Childhood Development Center received the news of the certification in June after months of planning by administrators, students and donors. Edison was able to make the investment in green building in part because of grants from the Naples Children & Education Foundation, the outreach program of the prestigious Naples Winter Wine LiveRoof ® green roof plants located on the C'MON garden terrace and flat roof areas create habitat for butterflies, songbirds and insects while mitigating the urban heat island effect, improving energy efficiency and reducing stormwater runoff.

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are compelled to reuse and recycle materials, and lights, air handlers and office equipment are at the optimum of energy efficiency. The college is also applying for a state grant to install solar panels on the new Allied Health Sciences building, which is scheduled to open in 2011. “LEED certification does add cost on the front end, but we hope to recover that in the long run,” says Dr. Jeff Allbritten, president of Edison State College in Collier County. “It’s not just our buildings, it’s our campus. I think what you’re going to see is us becoming a kind of clearinghouse for green building.” Blue herons are one example of wildlife that benefits from the Conservancy's eco-conscious policies.

Festival, for both the Childhood Development Center and a new Dental School. With millions of dollars being awarded by the foundation annually, the board of trustees wanted to be sure that the money was invested in areas that offered the greatest impact. “These men and women are champions of business and they demand a certain level of return,” says Todd Foege, grant administrator for the foundation. “They want to see outcomes. How many kids are better? With this amount of money, how can we make lasting change?” After a comprehensive needs assessment, the Naples Winter Wine Festival—a marquee event that celebrates food and wine while raising millions for local children’s charities—found a critical need among low-income families for dental and childcare services. Teaming up with the University of Florida’s Dental School, the state-ofthe-art school at Edison will train dental technicians and give Collier County’s poor access to affordable care in an environment that is clean, durable, easy to maintain, and energy-efficient enough to pay off the extra investment several times over. “When it was brought to the committee, it was embraced,” says John Mueller, co-chair of the Naples Children & Education Foundation grant committee. “It’s like an extra benefit that the University of Florida and Edison brought to the project. We’ve got lots of initiatives like that, highimpact and serving a lot of kids.” The modern facilities are oriented to capture sunlight with overhangs to block direct exposure to Florida’s biggest natural asset. As part of the LEED Certification, native plants requiring minimal maintenance surround the buildings. Occupants

GROWING UP GREEN When C’MON opens later this year, the 30,000-square-foot museum will be a marvel of wonder, as well as energy conservation. In addition to the numerous discovery centers that will focus on astronomy, biology or math, the museum will feature low-emission flooring, rooftop gardens, rainwater cisterns, and even bicycle racks and showers for visitors and employees who bike to the museum. A scale model of the complex will allow children to see how green technology works, with a display that shows how much electricity the solar panels are generating. The overall concept will be healthy for the children of today and tomorrow. “If they’re designed well, they’re just a great space to be in,” Cox says. “People are much more conscious of the environment. Kids get it more than adults.” ◆

Edison State College Early Childhood Development Center is a LEED Certified building.

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ers throughout the area. She has not only worked with clients in Naples, but has also designed numerous homes across the country. Many clients have retained Kendra Interior Design over the years as they have planned to update their existing home or relocate to new residences. Upon earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in interior design from the University of Mississippi and becoming an active member of the American Society of Interior Design, Kendra returned to her hometown of Naples and launched her career. In 1995, Kendra established her own firm, Kendra Interior Design, which has built and maintained a strong list of clients, portraying its successful implantation of creative diversity and excellent customer satisfaction. With extraordinary creative vision, Kendra Interior Design is dedicated to providing distinctive interiors while reflecting the individual tastes and lifestyles of each client. This philosophy results in a truly successful and rewarding interior design experience.

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VanBuskirk Opticians Serving Naples since 1973 and providing a unique image for every customer, VanBuskirk Opticians offers 1,000 frame styles, including Lafont, Prada, Christian Roth, Silhouette, Giorgio Armani, Cazal, Fendi, Juicy Couture, Maui Jim and many others. Eye exams are available. 798 Neapolitan Way Center, Naples 239-649-1011 | vanbuskirkopticians.com

Physicians’ Talent Showcase We’re used to seeing physicians in their offices and hospitals, but when they take off their white coats and tickle the ivories, dance up a storm or belt out a tune, it’s something special. On Tuesday, October 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sugden Community Theatre, 12 local physicians will do just that to benefit the uninsured working poor and economically disadvantaged children. 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples 239-263-7990 | naplesplayers.org

Philip Douglas The exclusive source for Borghese skin care and cosmetic products on Florida’s west coast, the boutique’s selection includes Rene Furterer and Bumble & Bumble hair care, Jane Iredale makeup, Annick Goutal perfumes, and affinity brands such as Angel, Flowerbomb and Fracas. • Olde Naples: 378 13th Ave. S, Naples, 239-643-0233 • Royal Cove Plaza: 13240 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 200, Naples, 239-597-3342 philipdouglas.com

Salt Cave This newly opened therapeutic center brings the concept of halotherapy—a natural, drug-free approach to health—to the area. By recreating the healing climate of ancient underground salt caves, halotherapy can be beneficial for treating asthma, allergies, respiratory and skin disorders, infections and many other conditions. 4962 Tamiami Trail N., Naples 239-403-9170 | saltcave.us


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

At Bleu Provence Classic French Bistro, cuisine shines with crisp, clean Mediterranean flavors and wonderful wines. A low-key, romantic ambiance and Provencal-Caribbean décor make Bleu Provence a great dinner spot with just the right mix of sophistication and casualness. 1234 8th Street South, Naples 239.261.8239 www.bleuprovencenaples.com

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

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

Shula’s Steak House is the classic American steakhouse. Shula’s is themed after 1972’s Undefeated Miami Dolphins and their “Perfect Season” - the only team in NFL history to finish a season 17 - 0. At Shula’s, we have the strictest guidelines, which make up the award winning SHULA CUT steaks, Premium Black Angus beef. 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples 239-430-4999

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Mexican Glow, Mary Ann Flynn-Fouse

ART SCENE

SWEET SOLACE

Florida Cancer Specialists, the state’s largest privately owned oncology/hematology practice, has always been in

Art creates an atmosphere of healing.

the business of trying to ease the stress of disease. Lately,

BY SARAH FK COBLE

FCS has been making an effort to ease some of that stress by investing in art, as well as in the community. “It was important for us for our patients to have something special and beautiful to absorb their minds,” says

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Clockwise from below: Whirlwind, Nancy Seibert. Watersprite Evening, Sue Boydston. Hot, Hot, Hot, Nancy Seibert.

Annette Theis, CEO of Florida Cancer Specialists, who

wanted the entire collection to work together and create a

engaged Dede Sweet of Sweet Art Gallery in Naples

welcoming, more restful atmosphere,” says Sweet, explain-

to compose the corporation’s permanent collection of

ing how she placed the works throughout the building to cre-

works by regional artists. “When people come to us, it’s

ate visual focal points, balance and texture. “Seeing some-

never a happy occasion; they’re tense, sad and scared.

thing in art is healing in itself, being able to look and dissect

And it’s the family as much as the patient. To have some-

what you’re seeing, to find your own definitions, rather than

thing colorful and beautiful, serene and engaging takes

sitting and reading old magazines and worrying.”

away some of that stress.”

The collection’s focus on regional and local artwork

Sweet’s gallery represents the 50 artists whose work

is also intentional. There was a shared desire by both

hangs in three Florida Cancer Specialists locations, and who

the artists and the practice to contribute to the com-

also designed and painted the finishes in the treatment

munity and create an atmosphere of care and healing.

spaces and reception area of downtown Naples’ Lutgert

“Many of the local artists reduced their prices to have

Cancer Center West. “The people who come here usually

the opportunity to be here and give back,” says Sweet,

have to come back many, many times and they’re usually

who notes that many of the artists have been brushed

here for a while,” Sweet says. “Nothing happens here in an

by their own experiences with cancer—either with a

instant; they have too much time, perhaps, and need that

family member or themselves. “And because I know

absorption that art can give.”

these artists, I know which ones can portray that sense

Florida Cancer Specialists had long been collecting original works for its facilities, but without distinct focus. “They

of balance and healing,” Sweet says. “And my job is to get it all to work together.” ◆ OCTOBER 2009 109


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OCTOBER 2009 ART & MUSEUMS

PINK ABOUT IT Saks Fifth Avenue commemorates

The event kicks off with a festive

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

celebration October 15, including

each October with the Key to the

hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment,

Cure

weekend.

and the main event, shopping. The

Since 1999 Saks stores nationwide

store will sell the Saks collector-wor-

have donated a percentage of sales

thy, limited-edition Key to the Cure

from the designated weekend to local

T-shirt. Designed by Michael Kors,

and national women’s cancer groups

the T-shirt is being modeled in ads

and research facilities. The corpora-

nationwide by the 2009 Ambassa-

tion also donates $500,000 to the

dor, supermodel Heidi Klum. More

Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

than 80 percent of the proceeds

Saks Fifth Avenue at Waterside

from sales of the top will be donated

Shops hosts this year’s edition Octo-

to local charity partners. For more

ber 15–18, teaming up for the third

information: 239-592-5900.

year with Bosom Buddies Breast Can-

—Kat Smith

charity

shopping

cer Support Inc., a local organization

Art League of Bonita Springs—Fall Exhibition, works in a variety of media by area artists, Oct. 2-29, Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs; Promenade Performance Space Opening, harpists Dickie Fleisher and Kayo Ishimaru present an evening of French masterworks, Oct. 4, Promenade at Bonita Bay; Evening with ... Mikkelsen’s, tour with pastry chef Paw Mikkelsen, Oct. 7, Mikkelsen’s Pastry Shop, Naples; Live at the Promenade: The Reluctant Dragon!, first of many traveling shows, Oct. 10, Cinderella! Cinderella!, in-house production by Edith Weiss, Oct. 15-17, Little Monster Tales, comic version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, Oct. 24, The Promenade at Bonita Bay; 239-495-8989.

that provides uninsured and underinsured women of Collier County and Bonita Springs with financial and

Marco Island Executive Airport—Muffy Clark Gill: Batiks, Oct. 1-31; 239-263-8242.

other support for diagnosing and treating breast cancer. “We will have an information table set up for the entire event,” says Joetta Abbazio, president of Bosom Buddies.

Museum of the Everglades—Royal Palm Designs, Oct. 1-31; Life in the Everglades: Meet the Artists Reception, Oct. 3; 239-695-0008.

“Women can stop by and speak to a breast cancer survivor and get some informational brochures regarding breast cancer

Naples Artcrafters—Fine Art & Craft Show, Oct. 24, Cambier Park, Naples; 239-262-6517.

detection and treatment.”

Naples Historical Society, Palm Cottage—Docent-guided tours of Palm Cottage and the Norris Gardens, historic Third Street District walking tours, call for schedule and reservations; 239-2618164, napleshistoricalsociety.org. The 2009 Key to the Cure T-shirt was designed by Michael Kors.

NONA Gallery and Studio, Naples—Art Studio Tours, Oct. 1-31; 239-572-3386. Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art—Reopening of the museum, tenth anniversary season, Oct. 2; 239-597-1900.

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Rosen Gallery & Studio, Naples—Art Studio Tours, painters, ceramic artists and sculptors, Oct. 1-31; Crossroads, Oct. 1-31; 239-821-1061. Underground Art Wednesday—Art lovers, decorators and designers are welcome to join as many as 20 artists’ studios and galleries, Oct. 7, North Naples Art Alliance; 239-821-1061.

There's Something About a Rose, Barbara Groenteman

THE VON LIEBIG ART CENTER, NAPLES—NON-JURIED ALL ARTIST MEMBERS SHOW OF SHOWS, OCT. 1-17; 239-262-6517.

The von Liebig Art Center, Naples—NonJuried All Artist Members Show of Shows, Oct. 1-17; Selected work from the von Liebig Art Center Collection, Oct. 1-17; FortyEighth Founders Juried Award Exhibition, reception, Oct. 30, docent tours, Oct. 31, exhibition, Oct. 31-Nov. 29; 239-262-6517.

CHILDREN & TEENS Naples Zoo—Boo at the Zoo! trick or

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Resurfacing, Bonnie Hawley

BLUE MANGROVE GALLERY, MARCO ISLAND—MEET THE ARTIST: BONNIE HAWLEY, EXHIBIT, OCT. 5-31, RECEPTION, OCT. 7; 239-393-2405.

treat, costume contest, animals “carve” pumpkins, Oct. 24; 239-262-5409.

FILM Cambier Park, Naples—Outdoor Movie, Oct. 24; 239-213-3058. Naples International Film Festival—Be a Film Critic, view and discuss an indie film, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Six Degrees Exhibitions, Naples; 239-331-2678.

FOOD, WINE & FASHION Autumn Wine ’09 Tastings—Hors d’oeuvres, wine and gift basket drawing, presented by Stonewood Tavern & Grill and Haskell’s Wine & Spirits, to benefit Eden Autism Services Florida, Tour of France, Oct. 5; Wines from Sonoma, Oct. 12; Wines of the World, Oct. 19, Stonewood Tavern & Grill, Naples; 239-440-3534. Bayfront, Naples—Chefs Market, fresh produce, cooking demonstrations and music, Oct. 21; 239-200-3477. Evening on Fifth—Live entertainment, shopping and dining, Oct. 8, Fifth Avenue South, Naples; 239-435-3742. International Design Center, Estero—Second Annual Bon

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Appetit Tasting Event, by the Fort Myers and Bonita Springs-Estero chapters of the Women’s Council of Realtors, food, beverages, and an auction, Oct. 8; 239-390-8209. Marissa Collections, Naples—Scene Stealers: Dress Up for Office Parties or Black-Tie, Oct. 8; Turning Heads! Hats to Protect or Collect, Oct. 22; Luciano Barbera Men’s Trunk Show, Oct. 22-23; Hats Trunk Show, Oct. 22-24; Cell Cosmet Facial Event (call for appointments), Oct. 26-27; Nima Spring Trunk Show, and Boaz Kashi Jewelry Trunk Show, Oct. 29-30; 239-263-4333. Miromar Outlets, Estero—Baby Boot Camp, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, exercises for pregnant, post-na-

tal and fit moms; Columbus Day Sidewalk Sale, Oct. 9-12; Miss Estero Pageant, Oct. 10; Fifth Annual Radio-Thon, Oct. 16, to raise money for Barbara’s Friends, the cancer fund for the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida; free concert series, Oct. 30; Mall-o-ween, Oct. 31, trick-or-treating from 4 to 7 p.m.; miromaroutlets.com.

Living.

Naples Wine Week—Sample 10 glasses of wine for $10 while you enjoy a meal at Yabba Island Grill, Naples, Blue Water Bistro at Coconut Point, Pazzo!, Naples, and Chops City Grill in Naples and Bonita Springs, benefits the Children’s Museum of Naples, Oct. 5-9; 239-514-0084.

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The Strada at Mercato. Collins & DuPont brings its artistic brilliance to The Strada at Mercato, with stunning interior designs in two model homes at the new luxurious condominium community in the heart of Naples. Take a tour of the Metro Luxe where contemporary, energetic vibes come to life. Then stroll through the cosmopolitan Viva Elegante for a showcase of sophisticated elegance. Both are picture-perfect, and just a taste of what we can sculpt for your masterpiece lifestyle. The Strada at Mercato, at the corner of Vanderbilt Beach Road and U.S. 41 North. Collins & DuPont, at the apex of Living Artistry.

Ikebana International— Morimono Demonstration and Papyrus Workshop, Oct. 7, Moorings Presbyterian Church in Moss Hall, Naples; 239-390-2881.

Models Open Daily

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Robb & Stucky Casual Living Outdoor KitchenAid Culinary Center, Bonita Springs—Grand Re-opening Evening, wine and food pairings, meet Executive Chef Martin Murphy, Oct. 19; Lunch Made Easy and Tasty, Oct. 21; Date Nights, dinner, wine and cooking live, Oct. 23, 31; Wine Dinners, Oct. 24,

30; Kitchen Basics, Oct. 26; Pasta Creations, Oct. 28; 866-206-3840. Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, Naples—Cosmetic artists: Dior and Bobbi Brown, Oct. 1, Armani, Oct. 14; jewelry trunk shows and personal appearances: Nini, Oct. 15-17, Jared

Lehr, Oct. 23-24; 239-592-5900, ext. 200. Third Street South Farmers Market— Local vendors, fresh produce, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, behind Tommy Bahama, Naples; 239-649-6707. Thursday on Third—Shopping and live entertainment, Oct. 15, Third Street South, Naples; 239-649-6707. The Village on Venetian Bay, Naples—Village Nights, shopping, dining and entertainment, Oct. 1 and 22, Village Days, celebrating the Village’s twentieth anniversary, Oct. 20; 239-261-6100.

MUSIC Cambier Park, Naples—Naples Daily News Jazz Band, Oct. 11; Naples Concert Band, Oct. 16 and 18; Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Oct. 25; 239-331-2678.

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OCT. 23-NOV. 1—CALUSA BLUEWAY PADDLING FESTIVAL, SPEAKERS AND INSTRUCTIONS, CULTURAL AND ECO FESTIVALS, RACES AND FISHING TOURNAMENTS, PADDLERS’ GET-TOGETHERS AND GREEN ACTIVITIES, EVENTS ARE AT PUBLIC PARKS AND OTHER SITES, INCLUDING THE IMPERIAL RIVER RACE IN BONITA SPRINGS; 239-433-3855, CALUSABLUEWAYPADDLINGFESTIVAL.COM.

Mercato, Naples—Summer Concert Series, outdoor festival-style event, Oct. 2; 239-403-2204. Naples High School—Collier County Band Show, Oct. 31; 239-377-2200. Norris Center, Naples—Bluegrass performances, Oct. 9; 239-213-3054.

REUNITED AND IT FEELS SO GOOD

The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples—Oscar D’León, Oct. 2; Cuban salsa star Willy Chirino, Oct. 3; Celebrate America, conductor Stuart Chafetz, Oct. 4; Mendelssohn’s 200th Birthday, Philharmonic Center Chorale, Oct. 11; “POP”era: Opera’s Greatest Hits, conductor Stuart Chafetz, Oct. 17; Back to Bach, Oct. 18; Shelley Plays Gershwin, Oct. 29; 239-597-1900.

FLORIDA STONE CRAB SEASON RETURNS OCTOBER 15TH

SPECIAL EVENTS 1-Dec. 15—RCMA Christmas Card Project Fundraiser, RCMA children design Christmas art for cards, $15 for a pack of 10 cards, benefits Redlands Christian Migrant Association; 239-658-3560, ext. 242. 1-31—Third Street South Goes Pink, pink ribbons, lights and storefronts in support of breast cancer awareness month, special promotions and more, a portion of proceeds from participating Third Street South businesses benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Garden of Hope and Courage; 239-434-6697. 3—The Ricky King Children’s Fund Casino Night, casual attire, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, casino games, and music of

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the Mixed Nuts Band, Etudes de Ballet & Co., Naples; 239-262-1808, RickyKingFund.org. 8—A Night at Home, second annual dinner to benefit the Collier County Hunger & Homeless Coalition, Moorings Presbyterian Church, Moss Hall, Naples; 239-263-9363. 20—Fifth Annual Physicians Talent Showcase, sponsored by the Steinway Piano Society, benefiting the Neighborhood Health Clinic, Sugden Community Theatre, Naples; 239-263-7990. 21—2009 Legacy Award Breakfast, American Red Cross – Collier County Chapter honors Jane Billings, The Club Pelican Bay, Naples; 239-596-6868.

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23—Women’s Legacy Fund Fall Luncheon, introduction to WLF, a fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, established to improve the quality of life in Southwest Florida from a woman’s perspective, for newcomers as members vote on the focus area of the upcoming year’s grant cycle, Cypress Lake Country Club, Fort Myers; 239-274-5900. 23-24—RiverFest, a celebration in Riverside Park, Bonita Springs, on the Imperial River, official kickoff for the Calusa Blueway Festival, with a Friday Night Fish Fry, and on Saturday, the Imperial River Challenge two-mile time trial for canoers and kayakers, plus boat displays, The Great Florida Quacker Race, Bye Bye Butterfly Release, Historic Artist Cottages, music and family fun; 239-948-0699. 28—Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards, inducting Bill Schoen of Health Management Associates Inc., and Martin Wasmer and Michael Schroeder of Wasmer, Schroeder & Company Inc. into the 2009 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, Naples Grande Beach Resort; 239-225-2590.


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THE PHILHARMONIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS, NAPLES—CUBAN SALSA STAR WILLY CHIRINO, OCT. 3; 239-597-1900.

31—Halloween Party, open to children and adults, Fifth Avenue South, Naples; 239-435-3742. 31-Nov. 1—Southwest Florida Yard & Garden Show, more than 30 vendors offering native and tropical plants, trees, orchids, irrigation systems, pottery and fountains, education programs and exhibits, door prizes, University of Florida Collier County IFAS Extension, Naples; 239-353-4244.

SPORTS 2-4—Red Snook Catch Release Tournament, International Game Fish Associationcertified tournament open to teams, individuals, and junior anglers under age 16, with special guest Roland Martin, legendary angler and television host, benefits the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Naples; 239-403-4216.


3—Bowl for the Cure, bowling, prize drawings and auction to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Boland Beacon Bowl, Naples; 239-597-3452. 8—Naples Area Board of Realtors Annual Golf Tournament, plus awards ceremony and auction with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, benefits Naples Equestrian Challenge, to purchase a special lift and ramp to help safely place riders with disabilities on horseback, The Club at Olde Cypress, Naples; 239-597-1666. 17—Sixth Annual Step by Step Golf Tournament, benefits the Step by Step Early Childhood Education & Therapy Center, LaPlaya Golf Club, Naples; 239-455-9525. 17—Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Village on Venetian Bay, Naples; 239-261-0337. 24-25—Swamp Buggy Fall Classic, Florida Sports Park, Naples; 239-774-2701, swampbuggy.com. 29—Twenty-Second Annual YMCA/Dan Conley Memorial Golf Tournament, presented by Stock Development, benefits YMCA of the Palms, Hideout Golf Club, Naples; 239-598-5143, ymcapalms.org.

THEATER/DANCE Naples Players—Lend Me a Tenor, Oct. 14Nov. 7, Much Ado About Nothing, Oct. 28-Nov. 21, Sugden Community Theatre, Naples; 239-263-7990.

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2 3 1 A Splendid Party Tropical Splendor was held at the Bonita Bay Club. Members and friends of the Art League of Bonita Springs enjoyed a meal by Chef Xavier Duclos, danced to the Southwest Florida Big Band, and raised money for the Art League’s programs with silent and live auctions. 1. David and Erin Donaldson, Kim and Daniel Mullans 2. Mary Beth Crawford, Cherrill Cregar, Patt Suwyn, Marjorie Rubacky, Dick Cregar 3. Marge Scheer, Lindsay Weidner

Triumph The Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida honored Henri Landwirth at its annual Triumph Award Dinner at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. 1. Jack and F.E. Nortman, Henri and Rebecca Landwirth, Fred Hirschovits 2. Pam Cahners, Herb and Judi McCord, Bob Cahners 3. Renate and Jack Nothmann

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SUPPORTING ARTISTS The Art League of Bonita Springs presented its 2009 Leadership in the Arts Awards at Spanish Wells Country Club. Award winners were nominated for their outstanding achievement, dedication and support of arts in several categories. 1. Jacke McCurdy, Frank de la Roche, Mary Beth Crawford 2. William and Marilyn Lightner 3. Kim Miller, Bonnie Clark

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TREASURE HUNT Seacrest Country Day School’s twenty-first annual auction and ball, Gala For Treasures, has grown to become the second-largest fundraising event in Southwest Florida, raising money each year for scholarship awards to more than 25 percent of its student population. Held at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, this year’s benefit also funds Seacrest’s capital campaign. 1. Kevin Condon, Patty Egan, Susan and Lloyd Miller 2. Shane Cee, Kristy Rea 3. Seacrest High School Chorus

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Historic Evening The 2009 Historic Homes Tour presented an Evening in Old Naples, sponsored by Bank of Florida, to benefit the Naples Historical Society. 1. Mary Smith, Gail Camalier 2. Kathleen Rooney, Andrea Brock 3. John and Emily James, Dottie Giles, Sandy Overton, Don and Anne Barber, Lindy Thomas

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Absinthe Anniversary Absinthe, a bar and restaurant at the Collection at Vanderbilt, celebrated its first anniversary. 1. Rebecca and Chef Sean Cooper 2. Carmelo Blandino, Ysabel Lemay 3. Elton, Armand and Rachel Alikaj, Lee Sutton

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1 2 3 FREE ASSOCIATION Drug Free Collier had a Community Awareness Luncheon with speaker William Cope Moyers, executive director for the Hazelden Center for Public Policy and author of New York Times best seller, Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption. 1. Rey and Linda Pezeshkan, Toni and Basil Bain 2. Kevin Denti, Tom Ouverson 3. Lauren Brodie, Maria Victoria Delgado, William Cope Moyers

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The Italian Cultural Society celebrated its end of season gala at the Naples Italian-American Club. 1. Francesca Mancuso, Joseph and Phyllis Crivelli, Peter and Jeanette Scianna 2. Bruna Nelson, Rosemarie DeBartolo 3. Grace Mannino, Adam Crescenzi

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Tory Burch Designer Tory Burch presented her spring collection at Saks Fifth Avenue to benefit the capital campaign for the Children’s Museum of Naples. 1. Models 2. Tory Burch, Linda Malone 3. Stacy Braverman, Kim Hochman, Mimy Valenti, Julie Koster, Joe Cox

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LAND HO The Southwest Florida Land Preservation Trust, which is overseeing the creation of the Gordon River Greenway, had a fundraiser at Paul Arsenault’s Naples gallery. 1. Paul and Eileen Arsenault, Joel and Joan Kessler 2. Rocky and Mimi Scofield 3. Erika Hinson, Mary Ellen Hawkins, Lavern Gaynor, Lois Bolin

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ALL HEART The Heart Ball raised about $350,000, with about $60,000 of that for American Heart Heroes Program for kids with heart defects and for the placement of AEDs in sheriff vehicles. Naples residents Kathy and Fritz Friday also donated $300,000 to fund the rest of the AEDs needed for Collier County Sheriff vehicles. 1. Fritz and Kathy Friday, Georgia Hiller, Sheryl DeVito, Kevin Rambosk 2. Sam Mattoni, Helen Ann Kroll 3. Jacob and Jackie Corey

2 1 PROJECT PLANTED The Conservancy of Southwest Florida celebrated a ceremonial ground “planting” on Earth Day to mark the launch of its campus renovation project. The $17 million initiative will transform the 21acre Conservancy campus into a model for sustainable design and environmental responsibility.

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1. Christopher and Jeannie Smith, Andrew McElwaine, Dolph von Arx 2. (Front row) Maureen Lerner, Jane Pearsall, Lisa Merritt, Pamela Williams, Edie Andrew, Dawn Allyn, Judy Tryka, Gary Thomas, Jeannie Smith, (back row) Rich Housh, Paul Corrdry, Nicholas G. Penniman IV, Andrew McElwaine, Dolph von Arx, Gene Windfeldt, Bob Heidrick, Andy Hill 3. Rachel Pence


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OUT AND ABOUT 1. Lorrie Theorin, Samira K. Beckwith, Patt Suwyn at The Women’s Committee for Hope Hospice at Bonita Springs luncheon and fashion show by Kathryn’s of Naples, which raised $22,000 to benefit Joanne’s House at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs. 2. Sarge Brown, Joe Cox and Joy Brown at a presentation of a check for $500 to Children’s Museum of Naples, from a first-year anniversary party held at Sway Lounge for Naples Fitness Boot Camp. 3. John Harris, managing partner of the Bentley and Porsche of Naples dealerships, raised $5,240 in “bail money” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and will be featured during the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. 4. (Front) Michelle Klein, Gilles Boran, Margaret Antonier, Viviane Coriatt-Gaubil, Ray Haddad, (back) Martin Gleize, Jerry Schmoyer, Robert Roop at the opening of the Roche Bobois showroom at the International Design Center, Estero. 5. Diane Lepola, Terry Strecanski, Rosemary Bohn at the Summer Celebration at Shadow Wood Country Club, presented by The McCaw Wealth Management Group at UBS in Bonita Springs, Tiffany & Co. of Waterside Shops, and DeVoe Infiniti of Bonita Springs.

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Tom and Sandi Moran have called Naples home for more than 30 years. Passionate about the community and its children, the couple supports an array of community service organizations involving the arts and youth education and welfare. “We approach each charity initiative differently,” Sandi says. “For some organizations, what they most need is our time or ideas. For others, especially in this economy, money or in-kind donations are critically important.” Most of the Morans’ efforts are devoted to charities in Collier County. Tom and Sandi are founding patrons of Opera Naples, the area’s first regional opera company, offering opera productions, a young artists’ program and community outreach for children. The two also support Youth Haven, which protects abused children and provides a home and counseling for them; C.H.E.F, a scholarship program for Lee and Collier students wishing to pursue a career in the culinary arts; and the United Arts Council of Collier County, which provides arts education and outreach services to at-risk students. Tom serves on the boards of Opera Naples, Youth Haven and C.H.E.F, while Sandi holds a board position for the United Arts Council. The Morans also support two international charities: Hope for Haiti, which seeks to improve the quality of life for Haitian children, as well as Grace Centre for Children and Families, which cares for the vulnerable and abandoned children in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. “Our philanthropic interests are driven by a desire to see all children reach their potential, whether it’s a child needing remedial help with school or a gifted child needing acceleration and college counseling,” Tom says. Tom and Sandi would like to do even more for the youth in Southwest Florida and abroad. Says Tom, “If gifted with superhero powers, we’d move know if we are going in the right direction.” ◆

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