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Contents

January 2014 features 68 / Just Cause

Meet five young Neapolitans who inspire us with caring and thoughtful efforts to help others in need. By Kat Smith

78 / Super Yachts

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Pining for the next Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show? Here’s a look at eight dazzling, cutting-edge yachts to hold you over until then. By Howard Walker

84 / Finding Her Wings

Celebrated author and Marco Island resident Sue Monk Kidd talks with NI about her journey as a writer. by Teri Evans

88 / A Day in the Sun

A leisurely setting by the sea is the perfect backdrop for the season’s resort collections. Photography by Michael Filonow

98 / Journey of a Lifetime

How the seeds of a charitable idea among friends grew to become the powerhouse that is the Naples Winter Wine Festival. by Teri Evans

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departments 24 / From the Publisher

DON RIDDLE

VANESSA ROGERS

26 / From the Editor 28 / NaplesIllustrated.com

Catch football-friendly recipes like a DIY deviled egg bar, and more reasons to log on.

30 / In Focus

Scenes from the fifty-fifth annual NCH Hospital Ball.

37 / Insider

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We talk with author Doris Kearns Goodwin on the eve of her visit for the League Club, plus an elegant tailgate spread.

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43 / Style

The art movement inspires a big, colorful trend in accessories this spring. By Katherine Lande

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The Rolls-Royce Wraith coupé: so much fun to drive, it’s spooky. By Howard Walker

127 / Taste

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples’ Jade Nectar, a healthier cocktail, and a talk with New York-based Bill Telepan, the Naples Winter Wine Festival's 2014 Chef de Cuisine.

134 / Pour

Pop an extraordinary Champagne for life’s truly special occasions. By Mark Spivak

161 / Balance

Putting your winter workout on ice, plus fitness geared to better your golf game.

169 / Agenda

Skin firmers by Chanel and La Prairie.

An art exhibit that focuses on texture, color and line at Trudy Labell Fine Art, plus more to see and do this month.

50 / Treasure

188 / Seen

By Mary Murray

A peek inside the sold-out 3 Wishes soiree to benefit children's charities, and other notable happenings around town.

52 / Finds

192 / Giving Back

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62 / High Road

48 / Vanity

Wood elements make a unique statement in fine jewelry.

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57 / Escape

Revel like a movie star at the five-star Castello di Casole in Tuscany.

Ellin Goetz and husband Michael Watkins focus their efforts to help the environment and children, respectively, in Southwest Florida. By Teri Evans

By Robert Ragaini

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Publisher Kaleigh Grover EDITORIAL Editor in Chief Teri Evans Managing Editor Kat Smith Online Editor Stephen Brown Fashion Editor Katherine Lande Food & Wine Editor Mark Spivak Automotive Editor Howard Walker DESIGN Creative Director Olga M. Gustine Art Directors Reynaldo Martin, Diana Ramírez Associate Art Director Jorge Márquez Digital Imaging Specialist Leonor Alvarez-Maza Contributing Writers Kailah Casillas, Jenna Choate, Lauren Daniels, Mary Murray, Robert Ragaini, Ashley Scott Contributing Photographers/Illustrators Michael Filonow, Vanessa Rogers, Roland Scarpa SOCIAL Photographers Sharon Arnold, Charlie McDonald, Michael McVay, Reagan Rule ADVERTISING Account Managers Colette M. Beringer, 239-298-7510, cberinger@naplesillustrated.com, Linda Sciuto, 239-298-7511, lsciuto@naplesillustrated.com, Alison Whalen, 239-298-7506, awhalen@naplesillustrated.com   Advertising Services Manager Shalyn Ormsby, 239-298-7512, sormsby@naplesillustrated.com MARKETING Executive Director, Marketing and Special Projects Allison Wolfe Reckson Marketing Coordinator Mariana Lehkyi PRODUCTION Director, Production and Manufacturing Terry Duffy Advertising Design Coordinator Jeffrey Rey OPERATIONS Vice President, Operations Todd R. Schmidt Circulation/Subscriptions Administrator Marjorie Leiva Merchandiser Judy Heflin FINANCE Chief Financial Officer Marti Ziegler Office Manager M.B. Valdes CUSTOM PUBLISHING Editor and Project Director, Custom Content Michelle Lee Ribeiro Associate Group Publisher Randie Dalia

Editorial Director Daphne Nikolopoulos

In Memoriam Ronald J. Woods (1935-2013) Officers Karen M. Powell, Robert J. Primeau, Todd R. Schmidt, Marti Ziegler Executive Committee Randie Dalia, Terry Duffy, Kaleigh Grover, Daphne Nikolopoulos, Allison Wolfe Reckson, Todd R. Schmidt Directors Edgar L. Myers Jr., Karen M. Powell, Robert J. Primeau Publishers of: Palm Beach Illustrated • Naples Illustrated • Weddings Illustrated • Palm Beach Charity Register • Naples Charity Register Fifth Avenue South • The Jewel of Palm Beach: The Mar-a-Lago Club • Traditions: The Breakers • The International Polo Club Palm Beach Magazine • ONE Life: ONE Sotheby's International Realty • Salut!: Naples Winter Wine Festival Estate Portfolio: Premier Estate Properties

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From the Publisher

If it weren’t for the post-Christmas dent in my wallet, I would not believe January is here again. As I close the door on 2013, it is bittersweet. It was a year that saw the sorrowful passing of our founder, Ronald J. Woods. While Ron was always proud of our flagship publications— Naples Illustrated, Palm Beach Illustrated and Weddings Illustrated—he knew the intensity of the 2013 growth of the company’s Custom Publishing Division was a true nod to our success. This year we are proud to introduce Salut!, the magazine of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. This year’s chairs, Adria Starkey, Linda Richards Malone and Anne Welsh McNulty, agreed with our vision to help get the word out about the festival and the charitable organization it benefits, the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF), in the form of a custom publication. This informative magazine shares the 13-year history of the festival, highlights how the proceeds help the children of Collier County, touts the volunteers who make it happen, and introduces this year’s vintners and chefs. Salut! will be available at all festival events. As publisher, I have the privilege of being surrounded by charitable organizations and the philanthropic people who sustain them. In my efforts to ascertain additional knowledge of what each organization does for this community, one at the top of the list is the NCEF. While it may not be as well known as its major fundraising event, the Naples Winter Wine Festival, the impact it has had on our community is enormous. More than $110 million has been donated to help underprivileged children in our area since 2001 through the numerous children’s charities that benefit in some way by the generosity of the NCEF’s gifts. In keeping with Ron’s special compassion for children and his desire to always give back, Naples Illustrated is also proud to be a sponsor of the 2014 NCEF Naples Winter Wine Festival so that we too can share the vision of making a profound and sustaining difference in the lives of children in Collier County. It’s all for the kids!

ROLAND SCARPA

A SALUTE TO CHILDREN

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A CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION

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When shopping at nonprofits, I was dazzled by Safari: A Photicular Book, Available at the Naples Zoo. the book uses scanimation technology to make animals appear to leap across the pages in 3-D! For more charitable finds, turn to page 52. 26

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As we start a new year, many of us will make a pledge to turn a new leaf, to improve something—whether it’s our health, relationships, business or the world we live in. Wanting to leave the world a better place is part of what philanthropy is all about, and it’s what we’re focusing on in this issue. The Naples community is long known for its generosity, with one of the most shining examples being the Naples Winter Wine Festival, which gets under way later this month. Turn to page 98 to learn how the seeds of such a successful fundraising event were planted more than a decade ago. Looking to the future, we also spotlight a handful of young Neapolitans who are among the next generation of community leaders. Find out what drives their passion for giving back in “Just Cause,” where you’ll find their profiles starting on page 68. Of course, there are countless ways to support the community and the nonprofits whose causes you believe in. We thought we would make it easy for you to help with “Good Will Shopping” on page 52, which features more than a dozen ways to support a charity while shopping. During this month of resolutions, you may also be attempting to fine-tune what you’re going to spend time on this year, in an effort to focus on what you truly enjoy. If curling up with a great novel is a favorite pastime, you won’t want to miss Sue Monk Kidd’s latest work, The Invention of Wings. On page 84, the award-winning novelist, who makes her home on the Paradise Coast, shares insight on her journey as a writer, as well as her unwavering determination to embrace every day with courage, take risks and dare big. The characters in her novels are just as inspiring. And we hope you will be inspired when you read her story. Finally, sports fans are champing at the bit for the upcoming Super Bowl, as well as all the fun festivities that come with the famed sporting event. This year, we put a gourmet twist on the tailgate, and you can find all the delicious details by turning to page 38. Cheers to a happy, healthy new year.

New Year, Healthy Start: I’m not usually a huge fan of protein powders, but after discovering Reserveage Organics Grass-Fed Whey Protein (Vanilla) at Nature’s Garden in Naples, I’m hooked. It’s low carb, packs 20 grams of protein and tastes delicious in a blender with organic milk, ice cubes and just a sprinkling of frozen blueberries.

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Sriracha Deviled Eggs 12 large free-range eggs 1/3 cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 4 teaspoons Sriracha hot sauce 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar Cilantro, finely chopped Kosher salt Fresh ground pepper Hard-boil the eggs; cool, peel and halve them. Carefully remove the yolks, reserving the whites for later. To mash the egg yolks, set a sieve over a bowl and gently push the yolks through with a fork. This will ensure an even, fluffy egg-yolk paste. Mix in mayo, Sriracha sauce, mustard, vinegar and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste; combine until even and smooth. Add mixture into a Zip-Loc bag with a half-inch cut on one corner to allow piping. Evenly pipe the yolk mixture into the reserved egg white halves. Top with a pinch of cilantro. For more recipes, check out our guide to a DIY deviled egg bar at naplesillustrated.com/DeviledEgg Bar. Then, turn to page 37 for our take on gourmet tailgating, featuring an irresistible menu. 28

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NI: What are you looking forward to in Naples? DKG: It will be wonderful to be there in the middle of February! And I’d love to get to a Red Sox spring training game, especially after our World Series win. Did you think as you worked on the book it would make for a riveting movie? During the time I was with Steven Spielberg during the Lincoln movie, we talked about what I was doing on Teddy and Taft. He had seen manuscript pages. It’s great to think of working with that team of people again. When you’re writing you’re much more solitary. So it’s just such an extraordinary experience to be part of that group. Writing the new book, did thoughts of how it could be a blockbuster film have an effect? Once Lincoln was made, I began to think a little bit visually about what makes a scene as opposed to just the written word. I’m not sure it changed anything I was writing, except when I was working on

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Author, historian, TV commentator and master storyteller. the 1912 Republican Convention. It’s so dramatic— policemen, people are fighting each other, knocking each other down, they’re yelling and booing— then I knew, oooh, this would make a good scene. It does become a little part of your writing. How can journalists today get the public engaged as they did during the Progressive era? The key always is, as [publisher] S. S. McClure said and that I believe strongly, the story is the thing. That’s what moves people. It’s not just abstract facts, or constant yelling back and forth. McClure said, “There’s no one left but all of us,” meaning the public has to be involved in what’s happening in Washington, or nothing will get done. We’re very much at that stage now.

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The League Club

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Doris Kearns Goodwin’s latest book The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism (Simon & Schuster, 2013) provides a riveting account of the relationship between the nation’s 26th and 27th presidents and the remarkable times during which they served. A preemptive deal for movie rights was inked by DreamWorks, the studio behind the Steven Spielberg-directed film Lincoln, inspired by Goodwin’s Team of Rivals. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author will captivate attendees at The League Club’s luncheon February 7 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. (theleagueclub.org) —Kat Smith

Founded in 1986, The Club brings together Naples women who are or have been members of a Junior League to socialize and seek ways to support our community. Proceeds from this luncheon, titled “Doris Kearns Goodwin, Inspiration & Anecdotes Presented by IberiaBank,” will benefit the club’s Community Trust Fund, which has made charitable grants totaling more than $2.7 million over the past 27 years to numerous deserving nonprofits that help local children, families and others in need.

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A Tailgate Touchdown Menu by Chef Brian Roland, Crave Culinaire Styling by Margaret Short, Margaret Events Photography by Vanessa Rogers

Are you ready for some football? With Super Bowl XLVIII just a little more than a month away, fans are gearing up for the party that goes with it. If you can’t make it to the big game, you can still indulge in a tailgate-inspired soiree of your own. We’re helping with some inspiration. Chef Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire crafted a menu that elevates the tailgate with a gourmet twist. Guests can kick off in style with bacon-caramel popcorn and heirloom beet and goat cheese verrine. Those who prefer lighter fare on game day can nibble on cucumber-tuna tartare puffs with tequila-avocado-lime mousse. Fans with heartier appetites can indulge in pineapple-soy braised pork belly sliders and prosciutto, fig and Gorgonzola flatbread pizzas. 38

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A deliciously chilly ending rounds out the meal, featuring Pinot Noir-wild berry and peach popsicles topped with lemon crème fraîche and micro basil, served along with macarons and fresh berries. The elegant, relaxed setting was styled by Margaret Short, owner of Margaret Events in Naples. The scene features a 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost as the backdrop amid a plush arrangement of pillows in shades of tangerine and silvery grey, complemented by casual groupings of sunburst tulips. A football ready for tossing a few spirals and a bottle of vintage bubbly complete the picture of a winning day. —Teri Evans

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A beautiful evening at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

Teens Making a Difference Most high school students spend their free time on social networks, attending sporting events and keeping up with the latest fashion trends. Two local teens have decided to close their laptops and closet doors to create something special for others in the Naples community. Olivia Wetzel and Cloe Feldman, both 16-year-old juniors at Barron Collier

Milestones

A sixtieth anniversary in Naples is worth noting. In 2014, two venerable institutions are celebrating six decades and looking ahead to bright futures. As part of its sixtieth celebration, the Naples Art Association presents a special exhibit titled “Diamonds: The Naples Art Association’s Collection” in the round galleries and lobby at The von Liebig Art Center, January 18-March 1, with works from the NAA’s collection of 200 mid to late twentieth-century paintings, sculpture, photography and mixed media pieces. This special display will document the legacy of the forward-thinking artists who established the city as a vital arts community. (naplesart.org) Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary observes its sixtieth with “Celebrating the Roots of Corkscrew,” a yearlong series of events focusing on the history of the largest remaining old-growth bald cypress forest in the world. Every month, Corkscrew will spotlight a landmark cypress tree selected by Sanctuary Director Jason Lauritsen. Each is distinguished by a unique characteristic (fattest, tallest, most popular animal hangout), location, or a special role within the habitat. The dozen trees will be commemorated on T-shirts, mugs and banners. While visitors are drawn to Corkscrew by the diverse fauna, the Sanctuary staff aims to highlight the majesty of its 700-year-old trees, which were saved from deforestation by disparate environmental groups and local citizens who pooled funds to purchase the land from Collier Enterprises and Cypress Tidewater Company. To get the community even more involved, Corkscrew is calling for mementos, photos, postcards, souvenirs and other objects collected over the years by visitors to create an exhibit with the archives and, ultimately, establish a museum. (corkscrew.audubon.org)

NEW IN TOWN Lilly Pulitzer’s iconic fashion house has established a retail store in Waterside Shops, marking the late designer’s first standalone retail boutique in Southwest Florida … Meanwhile, downtown Naples welcomes a new gem to its shopping district. Kristoff Jewelers, which opened on the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Park Street, specializes in large and rare diamonds, custom-designed jewelry, estate pieces and fine timepieces.

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High School, started a club in September with a charitable mission, inspiring teenagers to give back to the community in more ways than one. “We’ve always loved helping other people and wanted to get more involved in the community,” say the founders. Teens for a Cause will introduce students to multiple local nonprofits, including Champions For Learning (The Education Foundation), Habitat for Humanity and The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. The club creates the opportunity for students to complete their community service hours for graduation by organizing different volunteer efforts throughout the Naples area. “We are trying to show the community that as teens, we too can make a difference,” says Olivia. When the club isn’t holding special-event meetings with guest speakers from local charities, the members are busy making children’s blankets and pillows for donation. With compassion and perseverance, Teens for a Cause is paving the way for young adults to start giving back. —Jenna Choate


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beaded beauties Citron and aqua ombre tassel earrings ($395), Oscar de la Renta, Marissa Collections, Naples

watercolor Desert deco large crystal pavé liquid metal cuff ($425), Alexis Bittar, Marissa Collections, Naples Chanel spring 2014 Prints reminiscent of a Pantone color palette set the trend on and off the runway.

pattern players Multicolor leather digital print tote ($1,358), Etro, Marissa Collections, Naples

sunset hues Leather and PVC sandal with metal heel ($995), Fendi, Marissa Collections, Naples

Edgy Angles Tricolor patchwork calf-hair ankle bootie ($2,100), Sergio Rossi, sergiorossi .com

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Our favorite delicacy is now served on the vanity table. The Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask ($300) by La Prairie harnesses the powers of caviar extracts to moisturize and improve skin’s firmness. For the areas most susceptible to aging—lips and eyes—La Prairie also offers Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Contour Cream ($190) and Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Perfection á Porter ($150). (La Femme Perfumery, Naples)

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1. Knock on Wood John Hardy Naga Collection natural wood cufflinks in sterling silver, $425. Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples (239-5925900, saksfifthavenue.com) 2. Warm Hearts Bracelet and necklace with horsebit motif and heart-shaped charm with bamboo in sterling silver, $655, $950. Gucci, Naples (239-254-1453, gucci.com) 3. Perfectly Petrified Katy Briscoe petrified peanut wood necklace with 18-karat gold clasp, $11,000. Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples (239-592-5900, saksfifthavenue.com) 4. Best Ball Seaman Schepps golf ball ring in rosewood and 18-karat gold, $4,350. Yamron Jewelers, Naples (239-592-7707, yamron.com) 5. Tree Lines Bamboo wood bangle with diamonds in 18-karat white gold, price upon request. Tiffany & Co., Naples (239-5926188, tiffany.com) 6. Rain Forest Lucifer Vir Honestus 18-karat gold and amaranth wood earrings, $1,320. Marissa Collections, Naples (239-2634333, marissacollections.com)

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Beautiful and unusual items sold in the stores of these local nonprofit groups generate funds that support their programs. A sampling: 1 The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Bradley Nature Store offers goods for all ages that reflect Southwest Florida’s environment and wildlife. Decorative metal cranes ($180, pair). (conservancy.org) 2 Naples Botanical Garden stocks gardening books, tools and accessories, as well as plant-themed home and personal items. Table Art water lily serving utensils ($81), designed by nature artist Michael Michaud. (naplesgarden.org) 3 The Naples Zoo has oodles of kids’ toys, books and souvenirs, as well as decorative home items. Wood-carved 36-inch giraffe ($100). (napleszoo.com) 4 Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center, Naples carries one-of-a-kind items designed by local artists. Red-based vessel ($85) with bamboo accents by Angus Aradia. (naplesart.org) 5 Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve offers educational toys and books, fishing shirts with designs by local artist Nora Butler, and fish motif clay pottery. Pitcher ($40) created, signed and dated by Naples potter James Rice. (rookerybay.org) 6 The Baker Museum at Artis—Naples unveils its renovated gift shop this month with new wine tumblers, permanent collection postcards, books and jewelry. Assorted paper goods (various prices). (artisnaples.org)

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Options Thrift Shoppe, “the fashionable support arm” of The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, 968 Second Avenue North, Naples. (optionsnaples.org) St. Matthew’s House Thrift Store has four locations in Southwest Florida, including 1115 Airport Road South, Naples. (stmatthewshouse.org) The Salvation Army, two shops in Naples, the Family Store at 2255 Davis Boulevard, and the Thrift Store at 2313 Davis Boulevard. (salvationarmy.org) Treasures Resale Shop supports Avow’s hospice services, 3601 Tamiami Trail North, Naples. (239-649-0201 ) Habitat Home Store for Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, 11127 Tamiami Trail East, Naples. (239-732-6388) Guadalupe Center Upscale Resale & Consignment Shop, 8100 Trail Boulevard, Naples, helps children in Immokalee. (guadalup​ecenter.org/resale) Encore Resale Shop raises funds for the David Lawrence Center. (davidlawrencecenter.org/encore) —K.S.

Party Shopping Some favorite soirees include shopping as part of the entertainment. Not to be missed: Cancer Alliance of Naples’ Wine, Women & Shoes: This annual event (January 31 and February 1) has added a second-day dinner gala, but it kicks off with a luncheon for ladies with wine, gentlemen servers and shopping for shoes, accessories and more. (cancernaples.com) Naples Woman’s Club Kitchen Tour: During the January 22 tour of four gorgeous Naples homes, in addition to gourmet food tastings, attendees can shop merch from BR Uno, Norman Love Confections, Three 60 Market and Marilyn’s Distinctive European Fashion (below), with proceeds benefiting David Lawrence Center, Friends of Foster Care, Youth Haven and others. (napleswomansclub.com)

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon Designer Boutique: Cashmere clothing, leather goods, artisan jewelry (below) and more from 20-plus vendors, February 17 from 9 to 10 a.m. (patrons and sponsors only), general public, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and February 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. (naplesshelter.org) Topaz and 14-karat gold necklace, Clara Williams Co.

Wildflower Boutique, Naples (at Wine, Women & Shoes), features designs by Basler.

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Escape Tuscan Holiday

Revel and relax like a movie star at the five-star Castello di Casole. By ROBERT RAGAINI

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With a whoosh of flame, our hot-air balloon rises above the rooftops of the Castello di Casole boutique resort and private residence club. Within the vast view of the rolling Tuscan landscape, the beauty of the golden-hued castle on the highest hilltop dominates the scene. Other elements we spy on our tour (arranged by the resort) that juxtapose old with new are the new infinity pool in its garden setting, perfect rows of grapevines and farmhouses dotting the estate, where 200 NAPLESillustrated.com | JANUARY 2014

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The Castello di Casole concierge can arrange a hotair balloon tour of the sprawling grounds, where visitors get a bird’s-eye view of the countryside, the castle and the modern additions, like the infinity pool.

years ago the occupants tilled the soil. The farmhouses have been lavishly renovated, and purchased by members of the Timber Resorts Residence Club which owns the estate. The private homes are available for rentals. At the heart of the five-star Tuscan resort is the castle itself, with roots dating back to the year 998. Among the castle’s interesting inhabitants during its thousand-year history was aristocratic film director Luchino Visconti (1969’s The Damned and 1971’s Death in Venice), who owned what is now the main hotel villa of the castle compound in the 1960s. In those days, Visconti hosted a glittering array of Hollywood royalty, including Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor. When Colorado-based Timbers Resorts bought it in 2005, the intent, according to CEO David Burden, was “to bring a piece of history alive.” Although only one tower remains of the original tenth-century castle, old stones, terracotta tiles and reclaimed wood have been used in the recent restoration. The renovated 4,200-acre property opened last year with 41 suites in the manor house and 28 villas created from the farmhouse ruins. These are restored and finished in Tuscan style with luxurious modern amenities. “We combined the new with the old,” says Timbers Re-

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sorts Design Manager Alison Moore. “The bathrooms use a modern, Italian approach with a lot of glass and mosaics. They’re really sensational.” The Castello is a boutique hotel with terraces, a pool, a fitness center and a spa inspired by the region’s fragrances and natural approach to diet and exercise. Among the most popular accommodations are in the Oliveto Suites, located in new buildings located among lush grapevines and olive trees. Distinctly nonrustic, they are contemporary and stylish, but “guests feel the life of the farm, of the vineyards,” says Silvia Anichini, villa operations manager. Another vineyard element can be found under the vaulted ceilings of the old wine caves, which house the 5,400-square-foot Essere Spa. A favorite treatment is the Sacred Nature Ritual, 110 minutes of pure indulgence using olive oil infused with orange and cinnamon from the groves on the estate. When not in the mood for relaxing, guests find many activities to enjoy. Guests can take authentic cooking, art and language classes, attend outdoor concerts, tour vineyards, and bike, hike, walk and ride horseback on the extensive trail network. Sportsmen and women can hunt cinghiale, wild boar, with game wardens leading the hunt. If hunting truffles is more your style, in season locals and visitors follow guides under oaks and poplars in search of the elusive mushroom. For the cooks among us, kitchens in private villas are dream creations rendered in ochre and slate, vintage antiques, marble sinks and the latest pasta makers and chef’s ovens. Hand-painted Gianfranco Ballerini refrigerators can be stocked in advance by the staff. In Tuscany, of course, food is front and center. Sublime flavor is the mission within Chef Daniele Sera’s fine dining restaurant, Tosca. Under Murano glass chandeliers surrounded by restored stone walls, dine

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on the chef’s inspired creations, including mackerel and clams with organic lemons, risotto with saffron and braised veal shank and millefeuille with wild strawberries. More casual dining is equally delicious at Pazzia, where homemade pastas, gelati and espresso are overshadowed only by the hand-tossed pizza. During the day, excursions can be arranged to San Gimignano and Monteriggioni, known for their Renaissance towers. And a guided trip to Florence may include not only the renowned museums, but access

to exclusive boutiques producing one-of-a-kind items as well. Winery tours in the area are a must, as Tuscany is home to the Sangiovese grape, used in producing Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Vernaccia di San Gimignano and Super Tuscans. Bar Visconti, named for the movie director, is the spot for a convivial and sophisticated evening. The bar overlooks the dining terrace and pool area and features a wall fresco by a Tuscan artist. The atmosphere was designed to recall those lively parties Count Visconti was famous for hosting. A millennium in the making, Castello di Casole captures the heart and soul of Tuscany and combines it with the best modern comfort. (castellodicasole.com) ÂŤ

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A Ghostly Wraith Rolls-Royce’s dramatic new Wraith coupé combines head-spinning style with outrageous performance. By Howard Walker Rolls-Royce does spooky exceedingly well. Just the whisper of the word “Phantom” can send an icy shiver down the backs of any prospective buyer. Then again, that frosty chill is more likely to come from the prospect of penning a check for the Phantom’s $400,000 asking price. The spooky nomenclature continues with the latest Ghost sedan. With so many hauntingly badged models, maybe there should have been a Stephen King edition along the way. And now comes the Wraith, Rolls-Royce’s exquisite new twodoor coupé, the most powerful and dynamic car in the company’s storied history. The Wraith name actually dates back to the late 1930s, when it was worn by a stately and upright Rolls with flowing fenders and huge stand-alone headlights. The definition of the word, according to Merriam-Webster, is “the exact likeness of a living person seen usually just before death as an apparition.” While this new Wraith is closely related to the Ghost sedan, its character is very different. Although you could never describe it as a sports car—at around 5,400 pounds, it’s too much of a porker for that— there’s an urgency and agility here that will surprise and delight the enthusiast driver. 62

From a design perspective, it’s also much more than simply a two-door version of the Ghost. There’s huge visual drama in the way the roof cascades down to the car’s rear bumper like an Aspen ski slope. The car is imposing but not exactly beautiful. There’s something a little awkward and ungainly about the angle of the rear window and the thickness of the rear roof pillars. Adding two-tone paint—a $7,750 addition to the car’s $284,900 base price—only seems to heighten the awkwardness. There are no complaints when you ease open one of those massive rear-hinged coach doors (never call them suicide doors) and slide into the driver’s seat. The cabin of this new Wraith simply defines magnificence. Take the woodwork. It’s a type of Brazilian rosewood; Rolls-Royce calls it Canadel after the house in the South of France where founder Henry Royce used to spend his winters. The grain of the veneer is actually canted rearwards at 55 degrees, giving an arrow-like effect that runs through the cabin. You have to see it to believe it. Make no mistake: The Wraith is an accommodating four-seater with plenty of legroom, kneeroom and headroom for those in the back. Those huge doors also make getting into the individual rear seats surprisingly easy.

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POWER FILE Price: From $284,900 Engine: 6.6-liter turbo V-12 MAX POWER: 624 hp MAX TORQUE: 590 pound-feet Transmission: 8-speed auto 0-60 mph: 4.6 seconds Top speed: 155 mph (limited) Length/width: 207/76.5 inches Weight: 5,380 pounds Why we love it: Because it’s the

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Once there, you’ll count the minutes until sundown. That’s when the driver can switch on the Wraith’s unique Starlight headlining. This $13,000 option features a perforated leather roof panel illuminated by 1,340 fiber-optic lights that twinkle like a starry night sky. Because each of the fiber optics is hand-woven, no two Starlight roofs twinkle the same. The folks at Rolls-Royce are happy to tell stories of owners requesting a galaxy of stars to precisely reflect the night sky on the very day they were born. Chances are, however, drivers won’t have much time to gaze upwards at twinkling roofliners because they’ll be having way too much fun piloting this automotive powerhouse. Under that pool-table-long hood resides a 6.6-liter, twin-turbo

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V-12 that can unleash an insane 624 hp, which is 61 hp more than in the Ghost. Pedal to the floor, the Wraith is capable of scything from standstill to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds and not quitting until the speedo is kissing the 155-mph mark. For a car that tips the scales at around 2.7 tons, the Wraith feels devastatingly quick. But unlike every previous Rolls-Royce, it boasts of its performance credentials with a deep, barrel-chested soundtrack like the one heard at NASCAR. Although it is definitely not a sports coupe—the car is too big and heavy for that—it does feel remarkably nimble and light-footed through the curves, thanks to its laser-precise steering and stiffer suspension. A Rolls-Royce that’s a blast to drive? Now that’s very spooky. «

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A Naples resident since moving from New England in 2002 with her husband, Adam, Yvonne Bourk, 37, joined the leadership committee for PACE Center for Girls Collier when the organization was looking to host its inaugural Love That Dress! event. Bourk, a wealth advisor and vice president with BB&T Wealth, says she was attracted to the energy and mission of PACE, which focuses on the unique potential of girls and young women, and seeks to provide each an opportunity to find her voice and achieve her potential. “How can you not want to be involved with such a great cause!” Bourk says. The mother of two (Chloe, 6, and Levi, 4) continues to work on behalf of PACE and others. “Aha” moment: It was participating in Love That Dress! for PACE Center for Girls. To observe the dialogue between a professional woman and a PACE girl is truly inspiring. You may get involved with the idea that you are going to change a young girl’s life, but the life you change may very well be your own. Wisdom to share with young people: Create a vision based on your specific gifts, talents and tools. Find a cause you are passionate about and truly understand how you would like to be utilized. Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Words to live by: “Begin with the end in mind.” This omits the noise and distractions of a set goal and can be applied to many facets of life. Latest initiatives: l Women Tomorrow, an event that engaged young women in the Champions for Learning's Take Stock in Children Scholarship & Mentoring Program by creating real-world experiences with leading women in the community. l An initiative with the Exotic Owners Club of Southwest Florida to jointly present Wish Drive 2013, a charity event for Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida at Mercato.

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Born Philanthropist Allison Durian was born and raised in Naples, where her family has lived for more than 40 years. The 32-year-old returned to her hometown after college and has been active in the community ever since. When not working at her job in exhibitions and inventory control for Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Durian devotes her time to a number of local programs. “Philanthropy for me has always been something I just do; it is a part of who I am,” she says. Earliest philanthropic effort: I recognized a need at my high school for a program that encouraged philanthropy and volunteering within our community. I started a Philanthropy Club to get other students involved in various projects around town, starting with Habitat for Humanity and St. Matthew’s House. Memorable moments: Learning how many people are benefiting from our David Lawrence Center group’s efforts, meeting grateful scholarship recipients, and high-fiving my Girls on the Run running buddy after a great practice are all great rewards for the time and energy spent. Wisdom to share with young people: Think outside of yourself. Sometimes helping others only takes a minute, but you leave a lasting impression on them by the kindness that you have shown. Words to live by: “Do justice. Love kindness. Walk humbly.” Latest initiatives: l The David Lawrence Center Young Executives, a group whose primary goal is to help with the ongoing improvements for the Center’s Immokalee campus, as well as create a fund that can provide financial assistance for those who are unable to pay for the services. l The Naples Junior Women’s’ Club and its scholarship committee. l Girls on the Run, an emerging program here in Naples that teaches young women the importance of positive thinking and staying active.

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Animal Instinct Rhode Island native Charles B. King, 39, followed his parents to Naples about a decade ago after having vacationed in the area for years. As a child, King was influenced by his grandparents’ kindness to stray neighborhood dogs, as his grandmother would prepare meals for them every day, “and by prepare, I mean cook,” says King, now an attorney. “At any given time, my grandparents would have two or three formerly stray dogs living in their house as pets.” Today he shares his home with two pups of his own. “Edith and McGruff are shelter dogs. I failed at fostering both dogs in that I refused to return the animals,” he says. Earliest philanthropic effort: I spent a day at a soup kitchen just before Thanksgiving. I remember peeling butternut squash for eight hours, and how difficult it was afterwards to get the orange color out of my hands. The staff and patrons were so thankful for the effort. To me, it was not a big deal, but their appreciation for my small sacrifice was overwhelming. Memorable moment: My most rewarding week was spent outside New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. I worked with other volunteers in the Best Friends Animal Society, rescuing abandoned animals from the flooded areas. A vacant field served as our animal shelter and campground. The conditions were horrendous, but I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. It opened my eyes to how productive I can be when focused on a challenge. Wisdom to share with young people: Explore volunteer opportunities early in life. It may take some time to discover what you are most passionate about. Everyone should have a cause. Identify the problems you see in society and those who need support, then work to make a difference. Even if you do not have time to spend hours volunteering, you can show your support by funding others who are working to make that difference. Words to live by: “Root for the underdogs.” (Pun intended.) Honors for charity work: My rewards take the form of dog licks. Latest initiatives: Board member and Canine Coach volunteer for the Humane Society Naples. I am proud to be part of a dedicated volunteer crew who generously give up their time every day to improve the animals’ lives. Also, my law practice involves a large amount of will and trust drafting, so I offer my services when a potential donor contacts the society with questions or legal needs.

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GOAL-ORIENTED After graduating from Syracuse University in the Northeast, Sandra Edwards, 37, decided to move to a warmer climate 12 years ago. She made Naples her home, where she lives with her husband, Curt. As the youngest of four girls, she quickly became influenced by her older sisters, and at a young age, her parents encouraged them to participate in their church to help the less fortunate. “I learned how even the smallest contribution through bake sales, craft fairs and holiday bazaars can have a lasting impact on another individual,” says Edwards, who is an occupational therapist at Moorings Park. “Aha” moment: Last year, I had the privilege of attending Meet the Kids Day, with the Naples Children & Education Foundation [NCEF]. I witnessed children sharing stories of how their lives have benefited from the money raised by the foundation. It was amazing to see how a new pair of eyeglasses, an otherwise ordinary object, could renew a child’s interest in school and life at home. Memorable moment: This year, Friends of the Foundation is on target to raise $100,000! This proves to me that even a grass-roots project can succeed. Our entire committee is dedicated to meeting the goals established from the beginning and we have maintained our focus on the children. Wisdom to share with young people: It’s easy to sit back and say, “Maybe next year will be the year I start to give back to the community.” It’s important to be present and get out there to meet like-minded people with a passion for helping others. I can promise one thing—that getting behind something you believe is more rewarding than choosing to passively observe the world around you. Words to live by: “Embrace your passion when you find it.” Latest initiatives: Committee member and co-chair with Brandie LaFond of the Friends of the Foundation supporting the NCEF [which founded the Naples Winter Wine Festival]. The dynamic group of professionals seeks to bring awareness of the need to help local underprivileged children. The core of our mission is to serve the community through seven long-term initiatives—oral health, early childhood learning, health care, out of school, mental health, vision and childhood hunger.

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Jumping in Neapolitans are well acquainted with the culinary and civic contributions of Tony Ridgway, now in his forty-third season as a Naples restaurateur. Now on the local scene is his daughter, Caroline Ridgway, 33. The third-generation, full-time Neapolitan moved back to Naples in 2012 after living in Philadelphia for college, law school and a job in policy and government affairs in health care. She says, “When I moved back to Naples, it was never a question that I would find ways to contribute, and I am lucky to have found a couple of really terrific organizations to jump in with right away.” Ridgway now works in compliance and business development for HFI LLC, a local privately held investment portfolio. Earliest philanthropic effort: One of the earlier sustained volunteer experiences I had was at the Immokalee Horse Trials [which raised money to benefit the migrant population of Immokalee], a founding initiative of The Immokalee Foundation in the early ’90s. I am a horseback rider and my trainer was involved in the planning and execution of the event along with Parker Collier. Wisdom to share with young people: I think it can be intimidating for young professionals to consider themselves “philanthropists” because we don’t have the monetary resources to drive change, but we can help in other ways. Start small and be open to opportunities for involvement that may come your way. It’s the whole pebble in the water phenomenon: One small action can have far-reaching consequences. Don’t worry if you feel like right now your capacity to contribute is limited; it will grow. Do what you can. Words to live by: “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” (Leo Buscaglia) I’m sure we can all think of an instance where a small compliment or other minor victory really turned around an entire day. Latest initiatives: l The Next Generation Committee for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, and working on a new signature event to debut in May. l Planning committee for the Naples Zoo’s ZOObilee 2014. l Planning committee for the 2014 David Lawrence Center gala. I am a huge proponent of mental health and wellness support.

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Yachts By HOWARD WALKER

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show may be over this season—but here’s a dazzling peek at eight of the most innovative new superyachts to hold you over until fall.

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From the creative mind of renowned architect Zaha Hadid comes a line of superyachts that look more like spaceships than boats. Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning Hadid has partnered with Hamburg, Germanybased Blohm + Voss to design a family of five 295-foot “Unique Circle Yachts,” all based on a 420-foot master prototype. The first, Jazz, has already been commissioned and is being specified and detailed by naval experts Blohm + Voss. The yachts look much like Hadid’s ethereal architecture—all glacier white with fluid dynamics. Mimicking her Miami condominium project One Thousand Museum, the yachts were designed with an exoskeleton, which connects the various levels and decks of the ship with expressive diagonals. The whole design evokes the organic structural systems found in natural marine formations. Inside, stark pod-like furniture (similar to that found in the Hadiddesigned Roca London Gallery showroom) fills the captain’s deck. The five yachts in the Unique Circle Line will be designed to owner preferences, making each one unique. (zaha-hadid.com)

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By definition, motor sailers tend to offer the worst of all worlds: They motor like a Hummer on two cylinders and sail even worse. The new Polish-built Conrad 115 motor sailer Lunar may just break that mold. First, the Conrad’s looks: Designers Newcruise of Hamburg, Germany, have given this all-aluminum, 115-foot ketch superyacht styling at its finest. That wavelike sheerline, the straight-up bow, the rolling edges to the superstructure, the silver-painted hull … it’s all absolutely gorgeous. She’s a ketch with twin carbon masts and cutter rig. And there are no grinding winches here; everything is hydraulic. As for the “motor” part of the motorsailer, she’s powered by a couple of Cat C18Ds, each good for 725 horses. That’s enough to shove her along at 14 knots. And with her 1,340-gallon tanks brimmed, Lunar should be good for South Florida to St. Barths without topping off. Not that you’d need to with all those sails. Below decks, there’s a choice of four spacious en-suite cabins, while on deck there’s a mini pool to cool off in, plus a hydraulic bathing platform for those back dives with a half-twist. Lunar was commissioned for a Baltic billionaire who intends to sail her to the far corners of the earth, though the folks at Conrad will be happy to replicate her. (conradshipyard.

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There seems to be an economy of lettering in modern-day yachtnaming. After Russian oligarch Andrey Melnichenko’s A and the Perini Navi Group superyacht P2, now comes M, a bold new composite-hulled 132-footer from the family-owned Istanbul yard Bilgin Yachts. Reverse bow styling is nothing new. It goes back to pre-World War II warships, though Melnichenko’s submarine-like A arguably brought it back into fashion. Bilgin’s M is the latest superyacht to incorporate this head-turning nautical design cue, which is reckoned to pierce through the waves more smoothly than a conventional bow. H2 Yacht Design penned the exterior and interior of this $15 million silver bullet. Powered by twin V-16 MTU oil-burners each cranking out a healthy 2,400 hp, the 195-ton M will scythe through those waves at 23 knots max and cruise leisurely at 18. Inside, she’s very much on the SoHo loft-style side, with lots of sleek and sexy Macassar ebony and zebrano timber, plus lashings of leather and designer fabrics. Eight guests can relax very comfortably in a quartet of cabins, with zero-speed stabilizers to calm those Mediterranean swells. While M was built only last year, she has already hit the usedboat market. Last time we looked, the sticker on the windshield read $12.6 million. (bilginyacht.com) 80 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

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Prima

Like Toyota’s hybrid, this new 131-foot Columbus Prima has two

giant electric motors that allow it to cruise silently and with zero emissions. But if anyone makes a Prius analogy, just whip out the RINA Green Star Plus Award given to Naples, Italy–based yacht builder Palumbo Shipyards by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. The secret of the Columbus Sport 130 Hybrid’s environmental friendliness is its hybrid system of fuel-sipping generators charging up batteries that provide juice to those twin electric motors. As long as you’re content to amble along at 7.5 knots, it’ll likely cruise for eternity—or at least 5,000 nautical miles. Want to go faster? That’s when the big-muscle diesels kick in and the knots rise to an impressive 25. Helping to save on diesel is the lightweight aluminum used for Prima’s semi-displacement hull and swoopy superstructure. She may not be the prettiest yacht in the harbor—the towering sides, bulbous bow and steely-bronze paint created by Hydro Tec Naval Architecture make her look a little industrial. But there’s no doubt her new Russian owner is ecstatic. Below decks, there’s a quartet of beautifully finished cabins featuring a mix of light fabrics and dark marble. One of the exterior highlights is its massive rear deck that the designers call “The Beach Club.” Prima’s rumored cost is in the region of $30 million. (columbusyachts.it)

Adastra

At more than 138-feet long, Adastra is the second-largest trimaran yacht ever built. Its owners, billionaire Hong Kong shipping magnate Anto Marden and wife Elaine, commissioned it for longrange ocean exploring. Designed by United Kingdom–based John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs Ltd. and built by McConaghy Boats, Adastra is so technologically advanced it’s like a cross between a Star Wars fighter and a James Bond toy: You can control this watercraft with an iPad from up to 150 feet away. Inside, there are accommodations for nine guests plus a crew of six in

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cabins made even more eye-catching by the sweeping curves of the main hull. Finding a straight edge in this floating masterpiece is a challenge. Although it has massive, 800-gallon tanks, Adastra was designed to be a fuel miser. It’s built using a glass fiber and Kevlar sandwich with Corecell foam and tips the scales at just 52 tons. There are no fancy jet-drives or turbines delivering the power. Under the “hood” is a single Caterpillar C18 diesel producing 1,150 hp. While top speed is 22.5 knots, it cruises at an easy 17 knots, giving Adastra a 4,000-mile range. As for the price, we’ve heard estimates of around $15 million. (john-shuttleworth.com)

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Only Now

The winner of Boat International magazine’s World Superyacht 2013 award, the gorgeous Only Now may be the perfect-sized luxury yacht. At 111 feet bow to stern, 24 feet wide and just 5.6 feet deep, it’s spacious enough to comfortably accommodate friends and family, yet not so big that you can’t slip into a sheltered anchorage. And with twin 1,700-hp Catapillar C32s pushing her to an easy 22 knots, the Only Now from Istanbul-based Tansu Yachts has the pace to match her grace. Turkish yards have long been masters at working with wood, and Only Now takes the technique to the next level with its light yet super-strong wooden and epoxy hull and superstructure. Tansu Yachts worked with the naval architects and engineers at Diana Yacht Design to shape Only Now’s head-turning lines featuring that distinctive, wave-cleaving axe bow and square-edged, slightly militaristic top. There are accommodations for up to six guests divided into three spacious cabins. The centrally located master features a walk-in wardrobe, his and hers en-suite bathrooms and an office. And the ship’s gym is just a short jog away. (rizatansu.com)

Lady M

Italian design, Wisconsin craftsmanship—when it comes to building superyachts, that seems to be the magic combination. Lady M is Sturgeon Bay–based Palmer Johnson’s latest and arguably greatest jewel that made a splash last summer. The sleek, 213-foot, all-aluminum beauty gets its achingly gorgeous design from Venice-based Nuvolari & Lenard, which gave her a sweeping bow section that gives this megayacht a low-slung, hunkereddown look that somehow shrinks its considerable size. The sweep of the roofline, which starts at the front of the wheelhouse and cascades to the swim platform, makes Lady M look racy even when at anchor.

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And racy she is. Equipped with twin MTU V-16s delivering 4,600 hp apiece, she cruises at 25 knots and tops out at 28. Throttle back to a calmer 12 knots and she’ll cross the Atlantic on her 21,000-gallon tank. This full tri-deck, with its generous beam of 31 feet, has acres of space. There are five lower-deck staterooms, generous crew quarters and a massive master stateroom with a private balcony. And she’s built for fun. On board, there is a cinema, a huge aft deck with a Jacuzzi pool, an indoor gym and a fold-out helicopter pad, plus an elevating crow’s nest to check out the sights when you tie up quayside in Cannes. (palmerjohnson.com)

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Aeroboat

There are superyachts and then there are super yachts. The breathtaking Aeroboat, from the drawing board of Britain’s Claydon Reeves, is going to cause jaws to drop and craniums to rotate from Naples to St. Tropez’s Nikki Beach when it eventually hits the water. Powering this 48-foot, carbon fiber-hulled projectile is a 2,100-hp Rolls-Royce Merlin V-12. Yes, the one that powered the famous Spitfire World War II fighter plane. If you’ve ever heard the distant, full-throated roar of a Spitfire on flyby, you probably still have ringing in your ears. Now imagine the sound as the Aeroboat thunders past the jetty at speeds up to 50 knots.

Thankfully, this rocket-boat is equipped with a two-stage exhaust that provides a fully hushed system, providing calm and quiet docking Design-wise, the long bow of the Aeroboat hints at those epic PT109 motor torpedo boats that JFK crewed on in World War II, while the stern has the flavor of a high-speed vintage hydroplane. Legendary British boat builder Green Marine has the contract to build the boat. However, because Merlin engines are so rare, just 10 of these extraordinary high-speed day boats will be built, each with a $3 million to $4 million price tag. (claydonreeves.com)

Ghost

Dutch master yacht-builder Feadship and De Voogt Naval Architects created the edgy, radical lines of this 180-foot, all-aluminum rocketship for Holland’s Ghost Yachts. From her knife-like bow to her creased stern and folded-paper style superstructure, Ghost is a stark, clean-lined beauty. Coupling lightweight alloy construction with an advanced hull design featuring a mix of hard chines and round bilge sections, Ghost can slice through the water like a knife through butter. And with her meager 7-foot, 4-inch draft, she’ll go into anchorages few other megayachts can reach. While her twin V-12 MTU diesels deliver a combined 6,920 hp, these power plants are smaller than a yacht of this size might normally use. Yet pedal-to-the-metal, she’ll hit an impressive 29 knots, while 11 knots will give Ghost a transatlantic range of more than 4,000 nautical miles. Alberto Vismara of the Undicimetriquadri interior design group crafted accommodations for eight in four spacious cabins together with a sprawling master. The decor is said to be on the minimalistic side with lots of brushed aluminum and light veneers. Right now, Ghost’s design is just that—a design. But with every detail now complete, Ghost Yacht founder Bjorn Moonen hopes to have the ship in build in the very near future. (ghost-yachts.com) «

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Sue Monk Kidd

Wings

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The deep yearning for a place to belong is a common thread in the human experience and a powerful theme Sue Monk Kidd returns to again and again in her best-selling novels. Her latest work, The Invention of Wings (Viking, 2014), is inspired by historical figure Sarah Grimké. She was one of two real-life sisters who were among the earliest pioneers for women’s rights in early nineteenth-century Charleston, South Carolina. The powerfully stirring novel focuses on the relationship between Sarah and fictional urban slave Handful, who becomes her handmaid. “A writer really shouldn’t compare her literary children, but for me this is my best work,” says Kidd, whose literary themes often focus on gender and race equality. “My characters are always trying to find that place of belonging. I was searching for that myself in my 20s.” In the 1970s, Kidd had what many would consider an idyllic life: a husband, two toddlers, a station wagon and a dog. Yet she struggled with an intensifying restlessness. Ironically, she felt homesick in her own home.

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Marco Island’s celebrated author Sue Monk Kidd on her journey as a writer and the courage she found to allow herself to soar. BY TERI EVANS

“It grew over the years, the needing to express myself creatively through words,” Kidd says. Marking a milestone in her life apparently stirred the courage to reveal herself. “I remember it was my thirtieth birthday. I walked into my kitchen where my family was sitting at breakfast and just announced: ‘I’m going to become a writer!’” says Kidd, now 65 and a resident of Marco Island. “I hadn’t planned to do it. It’s taking out your courage pieces at a time and then leaping off and jumping in over your head. I became a writer by really jumping in over my head, no doubt about it.” In her journey as a writer, Kidd penned nonfiction for years, finding her voice in memoirs until she neared yet another milestone—one that would nudge her to turn inward once again. “When I was approaching 50 it felt like my

writing had kind of gone to seed, as if something had run its course. I wanted to become a novelist and I was trying to gather my clarity and courage to do that,” says Kidd, who then began taking trips with her daughter, Ann—traveling to Greece, Turkey and France. “We all have these passages where life takes new turns and we have to reimagine our lives or reinvent ourselves or see what else there is inside of us that wants to be expressed. I was at one of those places creatively.” At 53, she published her first novel, The Secret Life of Bees (Penguin, 2003), which was widely lauded in literary circles and became an award-winning feature film in 2008. As her third novel is released this month, Kidd shares her insights on truth, courage and why the Paradise Coast just might find its way into her next literary work. Edited excerpts follow. NAPLESillustrated.com | JANUARY 2014

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was very inspiring to see that graceful flow with her wings behind her. Feather figure: I’ve been collecting feathers for many years. I have owl feathers, osprey feathers and all kinds of feathers that are reminders of that part of our life that wants to be free—that wants to soar. I’m sure that is the reason I had feather collectors turn up in my novels.

Scheduled for release January 7.

Memorable quote: “Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows,” by poet Rainer Maria Rilke. I believe creativity comes from this deep place inside of us that he’s speaking about. There’s so much our conscious mind can do, but it’s this deeper place that can create and cause our work to soar in a different, new way.

Won the 2005 Quill Award for General Fiction and produced as a television movie by Lifetime. l The Secret Life of Bees (Penguin, 2003) Awarded the 2004 Book Sense Paperback Book of the Year and adapted into a movie by Fox Searchlight in 2008, which won the People’s Choice and the NAACP Image awards for Best Picture.

What matters: One of the guiding things in my life is being true to myself. To even understand what our truth is can be quite an endeavor, and not parrot someone else’s truth that belongs to a family, friend, religion or political party.

Novels by Sue Monk Kidd l The Invention of Wings (Viking, 2014) l The Mermaid Chair (Penguin, 2006)

I always wanted to write from my most authentic voice to tell my truth, then stand by my truth ... that always took a kind of courage.

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Finding a muse: The black Madonna is an iconic spiritual symbol I discovered when I was traveling. I was so entranced with her imagery and iconography that I began to study what she was about. She stands for resilience, strength, authority, courage, compassion and inclusion. She’s about no one being left out. She became very muse-like to me and I put her prominently in my novel, The Secret Life of Bees. Her writing space: I have a room that’s floor-to-ceiling books around the walls and I have images of black Madonnas, besides a vase of flowers and an array of seashells. I also have rocks from where I have traveled that mean something to me. One is from Sarah Grimké’s graveside when I visited her resting place. There are also postcards of artistic pieces from the Louvre. The Winged Victory of Samothrace is a favorite piece. It

On courage: I always wanted to write from my most authentic voice, to tell the truth of my experience and then express that truth from my imagination. That always took a kind of courage. I don’t leap out of airplanes and skydive but I always try to take creative risks and dare what I can with my work and my life, trying to evolve it. Daily ritual: My husband and I watch the sunrise and I usually take a 45-minute walk along the Gulf. I love the light in the morning and the rhythm of the waves. The sounds, the smells, and the sensuality of this place where the Gulf touches the beach— I love that edge of life. It has to do with nurturing a contemplative environment that can fuel my work. On writing with her daughter: It was one of the best experiences of my life to write Traveling with Pomegranates (Penguin, 2010) with Ann. She worked for years

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on it and one day she called and said, “Mom, would you like to write this book with me? I’m only telling half the story.” She wanted my voice in the book. Of course, I leaped at it. It’s a mother-daughter story as well as a travel book, but it’s also the story of me becoming an older woman trying to kind of re-find my creative bearings, which I had lost at that point. And Ann at the other end of life trying to set out and find her way.

mother-daughter duo: "It was one of the best experiences of my life to write Traveling with Pomegranates with Ann," says Sue Monk Kidd.

Next chapter: While I probably won’t be thinking about a new book until the summer, I would be surprised if it didn’t have connections to Florida. An important part of my life is the place I’m in. I want to relate to that place and write about that place.

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Favorite spots on Marco Island: I love to sit out on the dock at Snook’s [Snook Inn] and watch the dolphins and eat shrimp. I enjoy Quinn’s at the Marriott on the beach, where I just walk the beach and enjoy the activities around there. At any moment we can see dolphins outside of our windows and manatees, and ospreys flying and the bird life. These things are magical. « 

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Day in THE SUN

A leisurely day by the sea and shore is the perfect

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Michael Kors black knit top, knit briefs, leopard print jacket, leather belt, Lucite wedge heels, Oscar de la Renta flower ring, Marissa Collections, Naples; sea urchin necklace, Sequin, Naples. Opposite page: Black and white knit top and long skirt, Chanel, chanel.com; leather embellished bracelet, Prada, prada.com; Oscar de la Renta flower earrings, Marissa Collections, Naples.

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Lagoon beach print silk twill halter dress, Gucci, Naples; patent, calf, fish-scale heels, handbag in primevere calf, Christian Louboutin, christianlouboutin.com; flower bracelet, Prada, prada.com; Prova New York medallion flower necklace, Marissa Collections, Naples. Opposite page: Blumarine silk print long dress with jet beads, Bochic carved turquoise circle earrings, Iradj Moini turquoise coil snake cuff with smoky quartz, Marissa Collections, Naples; calf hair and leather sandals, Sergio Rossi, sergiorossi.com.

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Journey of a Lifetime

The 18 couples who became the founding trustees of the Naples Winter Wine Festival.

How the seeds of a charitable idea morphed into the philanthropic powerhouse that is the Naples Winter Wine Festival. By Teri Evans When the founding trustees of the Naples Winter Wine Festival (NWWF) launched the inaugural fundraising event in 2001, none could have imagined the phenomenon it would become. The theme of this year’s festival, which takes place January 24 - 26, is “Celebrate the Journey.” And what a journey it has been, not only for the 150,000 children served, but also for the festival’s founders, who have seen the impact the fundraiser has had on the community through the years. To date, the festival’s auction has raised more than $110 million, plus another $24 million in sponsorships and donations, making it the most successful charitable event of its kind in the country. At its roots, NWWF began with a simple yet powerful pledge: to raise enough money

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to make a profound difference in the lives of children in Collier County. The seeds of the idea were planted in late 1999, when several of the founding trustees (ultimately, 18 couples signed on for the first one) would come together at each other’s homes for fine wine, good food and conversation. Many enjoyed collecting wine and two couples owned vineyards, so when the conversation turned to helping children in the community, it appeared fitting they would decide to start a wine auction. “So many charities were trying to fund productive programs for kids but they didn’t have enough money,” says Jeff Gargiulo, chair of the first NWWF in 2001 and owner of Gargiulo Vineyards in Napa Valley. He and his wife, Valerie Boyd, are among the founding trustees of NWWF.

Once the decision was made to move forward with a wine festival, each couple made a financial commitment of $10,000, covering the expenses of the event so all the money raised would go to helping underprivileged children. Monthly meetings followed to divvy up responsibilities, playing on the strengths of everyone involved. For example, founding trustee Ned Sachs is a lawyer, so he helped to draft the bylaws. “Charities often operated in silos, and we thought if we all worked together we could build a better mousetrap, where the collaboration and partnership would be better,” Sachs says. As part of that collaboration, they organized a meet-the-kids day at the festival, a way for charities to show attendees where their donations would be going. NAPLESillustrated.com | JANUARY 2014

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You can take away all the success in business and careers to know you left a legacy of helping. It doesn’t get any better than that. —Denise Cobb

Clockwise from top: First checks presented to Youth Haven and the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County in 2001; founding trustees Jeff Gargiulo and Valerie Boyd in 2003; and the original auction catalog from the inaugural Naples Winter Wine Festival in 2001.

“You get a chance to listen to some of the kids speak on how it has changed their lives,” says Frank Hussey, who, along with his wife, Mary Pat, are founding trustees. “I think that had the biggest impact. When we see the children who hadn’t been succeeding and now they are, it makes you feel good.” The heartstring tug of the children’s stories, coupled with the auction and intimate vintner dinners led to a total of $2.2 million raised during the festival’s first year, far more than the trustees had expected. “It was the couples together that made it a success,” says Denise Cobb, a founding trustee, along with her husband, Brian. “Everyone had unique talents. The business-minded people coupled with the event-planning and fundraising skills of others. We also had access to private planes; we knew we could get a lot of vintners if we could fly them in privately. We put them up in our homes.” Each year that followed, the festival continued to raise even more money. The trustees established the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF) as an umbrella organization that

distributed the funds raised from the festival to various local charities. “We wanted to make a sustaining difference with the money and be good stewards,” says Frank Hussey. Beginning in 2006, the NCEF began to launch strategic initiatives for the children it served. For example, it started Lunchboxes of Love to stave off childhood hunger. There is a children’s vision program to provide screenings, exams and eyeglasses. In addition, the NCEF Pediatric Dental Center at Edison State College and the NCEF Early Childhood Center both opened in East Naples in 2008. There are also after-school programs and initiatives to improve children’s health care and mental health. Founding trustee Mary Pat Hussey is the current chair and long-time board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, which is a beneficiary of the NCEF. “We serve more than 50,000 meals in the summer and when I see all the programs going on at Boys & Girls Club, seeing the game room and gym filled is so exciting,” she says. “I get goose bumps because where would these kids be otherwise?” Aside from the Boys & Girls Club, more than 30 charitable organizations have been beneficiaries of money raised from the festival over the years. “Getting involved with [NWWF] was probably the single most rewarding thing we’ve ever done in our lives,” adds Cobb. “You can take away all the success in business and careers to know you left a legacy of helping. It doesn’t get any better than that.” «

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Leading The Way Meet the three savvy, philanthropic women who are this year’s co-chairs of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, which benefits the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF). The trio share their insights on philanthropy, the auction lots and why they decided to lead the charge. ADRIA STARKEY

ANNE WELSH MCNULTY

LINDA RICHARDS MALONE

Day job: Collier County president of FineMark National Bank & Trust Festival history: NCEF trustee; NCEF grant committee member for four years

Day job: Co-founder and managing partner of JBK Partners Festival history: NCEF board chair in 2012; previously chaired the NCEF Grant Committee

Day job: Managing partner of LRM Design Group Festival history: Founding trustee of NCEF; previous NCEF board chair and treasurer

On getting involved: I’ve been a trustee for a number of years and other people have stepped up and done this, so I felt a big sense of responsibility. It always goes back to it’s for the good of the kids. Where would our community be if we didn’t have the Winter Wine Festival?

On getting involved: In January 2003, my late husband and I were house hunting in Naples, but were concerned it was too staid and quiet. Scott Lutgert invited us to the wine festival. We were so impressed, not only with the generosity of the patrons, but with the excitement under the tent! We bought the house, became trustees and hosted our first vintner dinner in 2005.

Philanthropy means … giving back in a way that you can see the difference you’re making in the community. Writing a check is one thing, but there’s so much beyond that. When you see the need, it’s so evident you can actually make a difference. Collier County needs it so everybody works hard to make it happen. If she were bidding at the auction … I’ve heard spectacular things about the around-the-world trip; I’d love to do that with my husband. There are also some larger group trips, and one that’s so out of the box is the trekking mission to Everest base camp. I love to hike. I’d love to do that. She’s most looking forward to … taking a moment under the tent to sit and connect with everyone. I love the people I’ve been working with— the chefs, the vintners. After sending what seems like a million emails and connecting with them over the year, I want to take a minute with them to reflect on how this all came together.

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Philanthropy means … a positive force for change, a way for those who have done well to do good. No matter how successful we have been, at one time or another we have benefited from the help of others. If she were bidding at the auction … one of the most unusual items is the Everest adventure, starting out in Kathmandu, traveling to beautiful sites along the way and trekking to Mount Everest base camp. Takes my breath away just to think of it, though I admit I would really have to step up my game to make it! She’s most looking forward to … perhaps my favorite is the vintner dinner, when you get to know one another in an intimate setting. We always have a cover band, so I remember the guests by which band played that night. They may pretend not to remember how much they danced, but we have the photos to prove it. 

On getting involved: I have been involved in philanthropy my entire life so I liked the challenge of building something from scratch. Many people asked, why the children of Collier County? Wherever they’re from, if they can be helped to reach their potential, the possibilities are limitless. Like ripples on a pond, they could be president one day or find a cure for cancer. Philanthropy means … to be involved in the place where one lives and help those less fortunate. My mother’s passion was children’s causes. She brought me along as a young child to a school for children with cerebral palsy. Empathy and caring were instilled in me at a young age. If she were bidding at the auction … I’m an adventure traveler so it would be the trip to Israel or the one to Everest base camp. It’s the first time we’ve offered those. There is also a trip to Cuba that would appeal to me, but I’ve gone twice already. She’s most looking forward to … the auction, where we raise money for the children. It’s loud, a lot of fun and lasts up to six hours, but it goes by like the snap of a finger. In 2007, we auctioned a special Rolls-Royce. Two men held their paddles up until it went to $2 million. The man who won was 90. The other man bought another car for $1.3 million at the same auction. NAPLESillustrated.com | JANUARY 2014

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FOR THE LOVE OF

Classics

Why invest in art that merely hangs on a wall when you can own a drivable masterpiece? Now is the time to invest in, and enjoy, a classic automobile.

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odern cars are just that: modern. Climb in, turn on, drive away. With a few exotic exceptions, the experience tends to be as exhilarating as piloting a washing machine. No wonder we text too much behind the wheel. But owning a classic—now that’s different. Daydream for a second about the hedonistic, grin-inducing joy of cruising south on Gulf Shore Drive in a lipstick-red ’65 Mustang convertible with the sun on your face, wind in your hair and Windex-blue Gulf to the right. If you have the urge to own a classic, you’re not alone. Demand for collector cars, especially those lovingly restored in top condition, has never been higher. And neither have the prices.

The collector car world is still abuzz at the news that a classic Ferrari 250 GTO race car, one of just 36 built between 1962 and 1964, changed hands in October for a staggering $52 million. Before that, at the August RM classic car auction in Monterey, California, one collector bid $27.5 million for a rare 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider. Even the humble, pint-sized 1958 Fiat 600 Jolly ragtop at RM’s Amelia Island auction in the spring sold for an unbelievable $110,000. Whether you’re looking for a classic as a solid-return investment or simply want a hot car to cruise around in during the weekend, you won’t be disappointed with one of these models.

Destry Jaimes ©2013 Courtesy RM Auctions

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Pony Ride 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible What’s not to love about the early Mustang convertible? Still affordable and easy to maintain, with pretty much every part still available (including entire body shells), it’s the perfect beach cruiser. Prices run anywhere between $25,000 and $75,000. A lovely pale yellow ’65 sold at Auction America’s Fort Lauderdale sale last March for just $26,500.

Star Quality 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet The 1960s four-seat Mercedes-Benz convertibles have long been a favorite of Neapolitans, providing perfect roomy transportation for friends and family to the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club for lunch. A hugely appealing model is the 220SE, with its economical six-cylinder power. Around $60,000 buys a nicely restored model, while this 220SE sold recently at auction for $82,500.

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Ryan Merrill ©2013 Courtesy RM Auctions

Cool Britannia 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Roadster

Luxe Deluxe 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Is there a more elegant way to cruise through Naples to your yacht than behind the wheel of an early-’60s Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud sedan? Stately, refined, classy and oh-so-British, the Cloud is the Rolls-Royce in which they say the only thing you can hear while driving is the ticking of the clock. Around $50,000 or so will buy a well-maintained model. As for the joy of owning it—priceless.

Rolls-Royce

No car epitomized the shagadelic ’60s in England more than the E-Type. Although it was undervalued for so long, prices are now rising fast, reflecting the car’s immense appeal. Gorgeous to look at and a delight to drive, the E should continue to appreciate in value. While this golden beauty sold at auction in July for $104,500, a roadster in good condition can be had for around $80,000.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Is there a more perfect Florida cruiser? Fifties Caddies were the undisputed kings of American luxury cars, with their acres of chrome, huge V-8 power and Barcalounger-style seating for five. Yes, they’re big and bulky to drive but hugely fun to just glide in around town. Prices start around $60,000.

Beach Baby To witness just how super-heated the collector car market is now, cast your eyes on this delicious 1958 Fiat Jolly. Last year, this surrey-topped, wicker-seated, no-door beach cruiser sold at RM’s Amelia Island auction for a staggering $110,000. Back in the ’50s, Fiat’s yacht-loving chairman, Gianni Agnelli, asked his designers to build him a tender for his vessel. So many of his friends wanted one, the Jolly was built in limited numbers. Before being sold to its new owner, this car spent most of its life in Florida.

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1958 Fiat Jolly

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CLASSIC CALENDAR If you’re looking for a collector car, add these Naples classic car shows and auctions to your calendar. January 11: Classic Car Club of America At the Waldorf Astoria Naples, the club will judge roughly 60 vehicles built between 1925 and 1948 based on a variety of criteria like authenticity and originality. (239-389-0314) February 15: Cars on Fifth This annual festival takes over Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples, giving car lovers the chance to see and touch 500 or so classics of all shapes, sizes and ages. (carsonfifth.com)

The Gold Standard 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider At the RM auction in August in Monterey, California, this stunning 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider sold for $27.5 million, making it the most expensive road car ever sold at auction in the United States. It’s one of only 10 North American Racing Team Spider dropheads built between 1967 and 1968, powered by a 300-horsepower, four-cam V-12. And the good news? All the proceeds went to charity.

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March 22: Naples-Marco Island Classic Car Show Local collectors and enthusiasts will be out in force displaying their pride-and-joys at this laid-back, well-attended annual event at the Naples Depot Museum. (naplesmarcoaaca.org)

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The Racer 2005 Ford GT

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The world was shocked and awed when Ford recently decided to celebrate its 1960s victories at Le Mans with its GT40s by building a modern-day version of the race cars. Between 2004 and 2006, Ford hand-built 4,038 hip-high GTs powered by a supercharged 5.4-liter V-8. It was Detroit’s first true supercar. Originally priced at around $150,000, prices have soared to over $200,000 and they’ll only continue skywards. This 2005 model sold at auction in April for $231,000 and was worth every cent.

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Aston Martin

License to Thrill 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish Fueled by James Bond fever, Aston Martin prices are going through the stratosphere. Still amazingly undervalued is the star of Die Another Day, the thundering Aston Vanquish. Built between 2001 and 2007, it starts selling under $100,000.

Italian Stallion 2002 Ferrari F360 Spider F1

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Ferrari. Just the mere mention of the name will give any car lover goose bumps. But prices have long been going through the roof, leaving less-appealing models like the Mondial and boxy 308 GT4 Dino to be snapped up by misguided bargain hunters. The most sensible Ferrari to collect these days is the easy-to-maintain 360—the Spider, rather than the coupe. Around $80,000 will buy a good convertible. This 2002 model sold at auction in August for $104,500.

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WEALTH Preservation Naples Illustrated’s Guide to the Area’s Top Financial Advisers

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WEALTh mANAgEmENT & EsTATE PLANNiNg ChArLEs JANDOurEk, DirECTOr, AssET mANAgEmENT JEFF EriCksON, hEAD OF iNvEsTmENT sTrATEgiEs LEsTEr LAW, DirECTOr, CLiENT mANAgEmENT

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION Charles Jandourek, Jeff Erickson, Lester Law, and dedicated team members in the Abbot Downing Naples office serve a select number of individuals and families, as well as foundations and endowments, to help preserve and grow assets while building legacies across generations. Our clients receive the dedicated service of a boutique firm, complemented by the resources of Wells Fargo, one of the most established financial institutions in the country. Our highly specialized teams go beyond traditional financial services to help you manage the full impact of your wealth. We ask questions and listen, then work with you and your advisors to design, develop, and maintain a tailored plan to meet your vision and goals. Objectivity, flexibility, and discretion are the cornerstones of every relationship. Our business is based on providing clients of unique wealth with comprehensive services to meet their distinct needs. Through our team-based approach, we draw on the knowledge of leaders from four integrated disciplines to address the financial, social, and personal dimensions of wealth: planning and family dynamics; asset management; private banking; and trust, fiduciary, and administrative services. Learn more at www.abbotdowning.com. CONTACT INFORMATION Charles Jandourek Director, Asset management 305 Fifth Ave south, suite 204 Naples, Florida 34102 239-263-2516 charles.jandourek@abbotdowning.com

Jeff Erickson head of investment strategies 305 Fifth Ave south, suite 204 Naples, Florida 34102 239-263-2321 jeff.erickson@abbotdowning.com

Lester Law Director, Client management 305 Fifth Ave south, suite 204 Naples, Florida 34102 239-263-4662 lester.law@abbotdowning.com

Investment Products: NOT FDIC Insured NO Bank Guarantee  MAY Lose Value Abbot Downing, a Wells Fargo business, provides products and services through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and its various affiliates and subsidiaries. Wells Fargo & Company and its affiliates do not provide legal advice. Please consult your legal advisors to determine how this information may apply to your situation. Whether any planned tax result is realized by you depends on the specific facts of your situation at the time your taxes are prepared. © 2013 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Member FDIC.

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BE F ORE YOU SE L E C T A WE A LT H M A N A G E ME N T F IRM, G I V E T HE M T HI S T E S T. Q. What percentage of the firm’s revenue is generated by its wealth management business? A. Q. Is the firm privately or publicly held? A. Q. Do the owners and employees of the firm invest their own wealth alongside that of clients? A. Q. Are the firm’s client relationship managers paid for sales or service? A. Q. Are the firm’s portfolio managers paid based on assets under management or on long-term performance? A. At Bessemer Trust, wealth management is our only business, and we’ve been doing it for over 100 years. We’re privately held and always have been. We don’t have to answer to some parent company’s short-term earnings objectives or cross-sell products for them. We have no hidden agendas. What’s more, our owners and employees literally invest their own wealth right alongside that of our clients, so you benefit from a lot of very careful thinking. Our client service teams have no financial incentive to recommend one manager or asset class over another. They are entirely focused on serving our clients’ needs. And our portfolio managers are compensated based on long-term performance, not on short-term returns or assets under management since such incentives can taint judgment. Compare that to the answers you get from other wealth management firms. To ask a question that’s been on your mind, call us. And make it a tough one. We like those. Minimum relationship $10 million. Contact Michael Okun, Managing Director, at 239-659-5826, or visit www.bessemer.com.

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Falls River Group, LLC is a global Mergers & Acquisitions advisory firm based in Naples. The firm has represented clients both domestically and internationally for the past 21 years and is a member of the exclusive International M & A Partners (IMAP) with offices located worldwide. IMAP was again ranked 3rd globally by Thomson Reuters in 2012 for number of completed transactions with values up to $500 million. FRG specializes in selling and buying businesses for clients in the $20million-$250million range. “Our commitment to reach beyond the expectations of our clients to provide innovative solutions is greatly enhanced by our worldwide partnership in IMAP. Naples is a wonderful city to do business in and our clients have enjoyed coming here for meetings over the past two decades. Our firm’s standard of excellence is to exceed our clients expectations through dedication, hard work and our unique global capabilities. FRG can conduct business from anywhere in the world, but Naples is an ideal combination of mid-western values and perfect weather.”– Kerry Dustin, Chairman Learn more at www.fallsrivergroup.com and www.imap.com. Contact Information: Dr. Maegan Evans, Director, Falls River Group, LLC. 305 5th Avenue South, Suite 206, Naples, FL 34102 T: 239.649.4222 E: mae@fallsrivergroup.com

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A Long Term Perspective Takes Knowledge, Long Term Performance Measures Success. Listed by Barron’s among the Top 100 and Top 1,000 Advisors and ranked the #1 and #2 Advisor for Southwest Florida for the past four years.

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You know how to make money. We know how to help you keep it. With wealth comes great responsibility. Every dollar should be cared for, nurtured and preserved. In other words, your wealth must be managed. The Leach Group at Morgan Stanley 8889 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Ste 300 Naples, FL 34108 239-449-7835 www.morganstanleyfa.com/theleachgroup anushka.chang@morganstanley.com

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As Financial Advisors, we have the experience and resources to assist in managing the many facets of your financial world—from investments and risk management to estate planning. By working together, we can create a detailed wealth plan to help protect and grow your wealth. We focus on serving individuals and families who are defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as “Qualified Purchasers1 ” (institutions with $25 million in investment and individuals or family companies with $5 million in investment).

“Qualified purchasers” are investors that meet certain requirements regarding the total amount of investments owned. Determining “qualified purchaser” status and calculating the amount of “investments” held by a prospective investor require close analyses of the investor’s particular circumstances. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Individuals should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for matters involving trust and estate planning and other legal matters. © 2013 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC.

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THE COPLIN WEALTH MANAGEMENT GROUP AT MORGAN STANLEY

STEVEN M. COPLIN SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FAMILY WEALTH DIRECTOR FINANCIAL ADVISOR PORTFOLIO MANAGER INTERNATIONAL CLIENT ADVISOR

A long successful career should be followed by a long and happy retirement. But it won’t on its own. Maintaining your standard of living and achieving your long-term goals in a dynamic, ever-changing market require a repeatable, time-tested process. As a fully licensed professional for more than 20 years, Steven Coplin has helped a wide variety of clients navigate multiple market cycles, by positioning his clients’ wealth in a fully diversified manner and with a tactical investment methodology. Steven is a Senior Vice President, Family Wealth Director, Financial Advisor, International Client Advisor and leader of the Coplin Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley, an exclusive financial advisory group who cater to the wide-ranging financial needs of high and ultra-high net worth individuals, affluent families and institutions.

“ Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing ” Warren Buffett

CONTACT INFORMATION Morgan Stanley 8889 Pelican Bay Blvd N., Suite 300 Naples, FL 34108 Tel (239) 449-7847 Fax (239) 236-1273 Email Steven.coplin@ms.com www.morganstanleyfa.com/thecoplinwmgroup

As the Coplin Wealth Management Group’s Portfolio Manager, Steven builds globally diversified portfolios with a goal of producing competitive risk-adjusted performance based on each client’s unique goals. Steven has extensive experience incorporating alternative investment offerings into suitable client portfolios, developing tax-efficient strategies for executives with concentrated stock positions, and formulating philanthropic strategies for clients with a particular focus on charitable giving as a component of a comprehensive estate plan. By drawing upon the breadth of Morgan Stanley’s open architecture platform, the Coplin Wealth Management Group seeks to provide highly customized advice and sophisticated investment solutions while delivering best-in class service. Steven Coplin has been recognized as one of the industry’s top financial advisors by a number of financial publications and has been featured as a guest speaker at industry conventions. Call to arrange a complimentary meeting and let’s start making sound financial decisions together.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. This material was not intended or written to be used, and it cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties that may be imposed on the taxpayer. Clients should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for matters involving trust and estate planning and other legal matters. Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss.

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We are determined to stick to our resolution to make healthier choices in 2014. Lucky for us, the mixologists at Bites in the Lobby Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, shake up the Jade Nectar, a refreshing cocktail with good-for-you ingredients, including cucumber and aromatic yuzu leaves. While one might wag a finger at the vodka, the Ketel One Citroen in this libation is infused with green tea, which has 10 times the amount of antioxidants found in fruits and veggies by some estimates. Cheers to a “healthy” new year! —Kat Smith

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As chef and owner of the highly acclaimed Telepan restaurant in New York, one would assume Bill Telepan grew up experimenting in the kitchen. But his path to the kitchen, he readily acknowledges, was purely accidental. “I never cooked at home. I was outside all the time, playing sports or running around and getting in trouble,” says Telepan with a hearty boyish laugh. Even so, his love of food was always obvious. “Every time there’s a family function, the first thing we ask is, how is the food? We’re all into food; not like foodies, but we like to eat and we like the food to taste good.” Growing up in New Jersey, he started working in restaurants during high school to save money for a car and college. “It wasn’t until a few months after I left it that I realized it was what I wanted to do,” says Telepan, who went on to study at the Culinary Institute of America before ultimately opening his own fine-dining establishment. For the Naples Winter Wine Festival this month, Telepan has been tapped as the Chef de Cuisine. This is his fourth time taking part in the annual charity event.

FOR THE VINTNER DINNER: The wine is so important, so I gather the wine experts and they move me towards foods that go with [the selections]. And then, if a [specific wine] goes with scallops, for example, I’ll ask if we should go in the direction of artichokes or potatoes. And if we’re preparing duck, should it be earthy or a little fruity? From that point, I put the menu together. FAVORITE INGREDIENTS TO COOK WITH: Olive oil and a little chili flake to spice things up. MOST EXOTIC MEAL: Daniel Boulud and his team once cooked for about 40 chefs, and the meal included three various preparations of tripe and ortolan, a small bird that you can eat whole, bones and all. That was pretty wild. I’D LOVE TO COOK FOR: The band Radiohead. They would be fun. PET PEEVE: I don’t like mistakes to be made twice. FAVORITE DISH: My daughter makes a mean spaghetti Bolognese. She wanted to do it, so I taught her. It’s so fun to watch her cook. She’s 12. SECRET FOOD OBSESSION: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. CHILDHOOD CRAVING: My mom’s stuffed cabbage. She always makes the cabbage rolls, which is basically pork, rice, a little tomato juice and sauerkraut. But she also puts in pork ribs and smoked kielbasa. So good! —T.E.

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New in town Coffee aficionados, this one’s for you. Europeanstyle café Second Cup opened in Mercato offering exclusive coffee beans from around the world. All beverages are customizable with a variety of flavors and milk options (including lactose-free, soy and almond). For a whimsical touch, baristas add a little creativity to each cup with what they call “latte art” … meanwhile, Greg Scarlatos, The former executive chef of Angelina’s Ristorante in Bonita Springs has launched a high-end restaurant in Naples with his fiancée. Fuse, a global-fusion gastropub, serves up a menu of international flavors, blending Mediterranean, Japanese, Thai and French.

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NI ’s curated compilation of fabulous restaurants THE LISTINGS

The Naples area is packed with a superabundance of great eateries, serving up food and drinks to satisfy every palate. Naples Illustrated has rounded up details on some can’t-miss places for dining delights.

AMERICAN Alexander’s Restaurant For 18 years, Chefowner Alexander Bernard has been in the kitchen creating healthy, delicious dishes with French, Asian, Caribbean, Latin and Middle Eastern accents. 4077 Ninth St. N., Naples (239-262-4999, alexandersnaples.com) Baleen at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort Dine amid the exotically elegant tropical surroundings indoors, or better still, on the patio to soak up the breathtaking beach and Gulf view. 9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples (239-598-5707, laplayaresort.com) Bistro 821 This Fifth Avenue staple is a long-time favorite, thanks to the colorful, Miami-inspired atmosphere and Executive Chef Jess Housman’s Natural Fusion menu. 821 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239261-5821, bistro821.com)

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Café & Bar Lurcat The space and the food are sophisticated and comfortable. And everyone loves the little warm cinnamon sugar donuts. 494 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-213-3357, cafelurcat.com) The Chapel Grill The restaurant serves fine cuisine in a stunning and unique space that formerly housed in the historic First Baptist Church in Old Naples. 811 Seventh Ave. S., Naples (239-206-4310, thechapelgrill.com) Gordon’s On The River The slick supper clubs of the ’40s inform the style at this fine dining establishment at Naples Harbour. Highlights include classic dishes and live piano music. 475 North Road, Naples (239-213-1441, gordonsontheriver.com) Handsome Harry’s Third Street Bistro The big patio provides a great spot for people-watching and dancing to live music. The food is also a big draw. 1205 Third St. S., Naples (239-434-6400, handsomeharrys.com) KC American Bistro As the name implies, American regional cuisine is the name of the game at this North Naples spot. 885 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (239-566-2371, kcamericanbistro.com) The Local Fresh, healthy meals in a little eatery in the Bed, Bath & Beyond Plaza. 5323 Airport Pulling Rd., Naples (239-596-3276, thelocalnaples.​com)

M Waterfront Grille Contemporary decor, view of the bay and fine cuisine make M Waterfront a perennial favorite in the Village on Venetian Bay. 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples (239-263-4421, mwaterfrontgrille.com) Ridgway Bar & Grill Master chef and Naples institution Tony Ridgway continues wowing diners. Another plus: the outstanding wine list by co-owner Sukie Honeycutt. 1300 Third St. S., Naples (239-2625500, ridgwaybarandgrill.com) Seasons 52 Fresh Grill The changing seasons inspire fresh, seasonal cuisine in a warm atmosphere at this outpost of a widespread chain that has uniquely local appeal. The farmers-market food is perfectly paired with a sommelier-chosen wine list. What’s more, you can indulge without guilt; every dish is a max of 475 calories. (239-5948852, seasons52.com) Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar Born in Naples, the Tommy Bahama laid-back lifestyle is full throttle in the festive eatery and bar in the heart of Third Street South. 1220 Third St. S., Naples (239643-6889, tommybahama.com) The Wine Loft This addition to Mercato melds stylish sipping, modern American small-plate offerings and jazz on busier nights. 9118 Strada Place, Naples (239-598-5601, thewineloftofnaples.com) NAPLESillustrated.com | January 2014

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SEAFOOD Aqua The restaurant’s look is fresh and airy, just right for the seafood-centric menu. 862 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-213-1111, aquafifth.com)

Tap your inner Daniel Boulud or Giada DeLaurentis via a local cooking class taught by some of Naples’ culinarians. Throw on your apron and head to one of these venues for delicious and informative sessions. —Kailah Casillas

The Bay House Hidden among the waterways near the Cocohatchee River, this place has a beautiful dining room with views of the water, as well as Tierney’s Tavern and The Claw Bar for casual dining and live music. 799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples (239591-3837, bayhousenaples.com) Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar Spectacular water views, live music Wednesday–Sunday at the Upper Deck Bar, prime grilled meats and a variety of seafood specialties. 4270 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples (239-649-5552, baysideseafoodgrillandbar.com) Citrus Seafood Seafood is right there in the name, so you’ll find plenty of choices here, but the Maine lobster tower is hard to resist. 455 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-435-0408, citrusseafood.com) The Dock at Crayton Cove A longtime favorite, The Dock is an open-air restaurant serving fresh catches prepared with Caribbean and Latin influences. 845 12th Ave. S., Naples (239-263-9940, dockcraytoncove.com) FISH Restaurant This entry to the dining scene at the Village on Venetian Bay offers water views and great seafood. 4360 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples (239-263-3474, fish​restaurantnaples.com) Pincher’s Crab SHACK The Phelan family, creators of Pincher’s, has a simple mission that revolves around local fishermen fishing local waters for their casual eateries. 1200 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-434-6616, pincherscrabshack.com) Randy’s Fishmarket Restaurant Traditional Old Florida charm and tasty seafood are on tap at this laid-back spot, and the restaurant is famous for its Key lime pie. 10395 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-593-5555, randysfishmarketrestaurant.com) Sea Salt Chef Fabrizio Aielli is a master at marrying organic local produce, wild-caught fish, naturally raised meat and poultry with modern cooking techniques in astounding dishes that are almost too beautiful to eat. 1186 Third St. S., Naples (239-4347258, seasaltnaples.com) Swan River Seafood & Fish Market Restaurant, market and raw bar, Swan River is consistently great for fine seafood. 3741 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-403-7000, swanriverseafood.com)

Chef Alexander Bernard demonstrating a recipe.

Alexander’s Restaurant Chef Alexander Bernard teaches classes once monthly. On January 18, he tackles a Super

The Local

Bowl Party with fan favorites from the NFC and

Each month The Local has a themed class.

AFC conference champions.

Upcoming topics:

● Classes begin at noon, and include a demon-

● January—New Year’s resolution made easy.

stration, recipe notes, tasting and a beverage. ● $55 per person, per class.

(alexandersnaples.com, 239-262-4999)

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● February—Healthy and easy ideas for the

family. ● Classes are usually held on a Saturday from

10 a.m. to noon and include lunch and a The Good Life

glass of wine.

The appetizer and finger-food class is the most

● $40 per class, per person.

popular. Learn to create small dishes perfect

(thelocalnaples.com, 239-596-3276)

for entertaining party guests. ● Classes are from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sur la Table

● $55-$75 per person, per class.

The kitchen supply giant’s Naples location

● Private classes available for groups of 10 to 15.

offers a full and changing calendar of cook-

(goodlifenaples.com, 239-514-4663)

ing classes every month, including Date Night themes, basics and workshops. In January,

Le Lafayette

highlights include:

If you’re interested in having a themed dinner

● How to Cook Everything: The Basics Series,

or specifically want to learn the art of French

a three-part class based on renowned food

cuisine, Le Lafayette offers weekly classes with

writer Mark Bittman’s book How to Cook

Chef Sebastien Maillard. ● Classes start at 9:45 a.m., end around 11 a.m.

and include lunch and a soft drink.

Everything: The Basics, January 7, 14 and 21. ● Teens Two-Day Camp: Food Passport

Around the World, January 2 and 3.

● $32.50 per person, per class.

● Date Night: Winter in Spain, January 25.

● Private parties are available for groups of six

● Start and ending times vary.

or more. ● Kid’s cooking classes are held on Sunday

afternoons. (lelafayette.com, 239-403-7861)

● $195 for the three-part series; prices for other

classes vary from $59 to $100 per person. ● Private classes and events are available.

(surlatable.com, 239-598-1463)

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Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House The atmosphere is elegant in this fine dining restaurant. Truluck’s owns its own local fisheries, so the catch is always fresh. The bar is sophisticated and festive, with piano music and a lively crowd. 698 Fourth Ave. S., Naples (239-530-3131, trulucks.com) The Turtle Club Fresh seafood, fine steaks and chops are nearly overshadowed by the spectacular beachfront setting overlooking the Gulf. 9225 Gulfshore Drive N., Naples (239-592-6557, windward hospitality.com) USS Nemo Undersea Cuisine & Adventures Everything on the menu is a cut above, but the signature miso broiled sea bass is hands down one of the best dishes in town. 3745 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-261-6366, ussnemorestaurant.com) Yabba Island Grill A fun place for visitors and locals, Yabba is like a Caribbean vacation, with neon-colored cocktails, bright decor and late night music on Fridays and Saturdays. 711 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-262-5787, yabbaislandgrill.com)

STEAK Andre’s Steakhouse Andre’s was established in 1993, directly from New York. The restaurant has earned the Wine Spectator Award yearly since 2001, and has nearly 4,000 bottles in its cellar. 2800 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-263-5851, andressteak houseof​naples.com) Chops City Grill A modern take on traditional, Chops serves prime aged steaks along with fresh local seafood and hand-rolled sushi. 8200 Health Center Blvd., Suite 100, Bonita Springs (239-9924677, chopscitygrill.com) The Grill This is about as luxurious as dining gets. Nestled within The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, it features rich decor to complement the aged prime beef, chops and fresh seafood. 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (239-598-6644, ritz-carlton.com) Stoney’s Steakhouse The menu features midwestern, corn-fed, prime certified black angus beef, complemented by fresh seafood, an award-

winning wine list, inventive salads, side dishes and decadent homemade desserts served in a handsome dining room. 403 Bayfront Place, Naples (239-435-9353, stoneys​steakhouse.com)

FRENCH Bleu Provence Take a trip to the south of France without leaving town. Lysielle Cariot’s dishes are perfectly paired with wines from the vast selection compiled by her co-owner/husband, Jacques. 1234 Eighth St. S., Naples (239-261-8239, bleu provencenaples.com) Chez Boët French Home Cooking At this family-owned and run French restaurant, Lisa and Philippe Boët serve classics like duck a l’orange and pâté in a warm, homey atmosphere. 755 12th Ave. S., Naples (239-643-6177, chezboet naples.com) Cote d’Azur This intimate French bistro in the style of Provence serves standouts like whole roasted fish, grass-fed lamb chops and a Maine lobster roasted in a clay pot with Jerusalem artichokes,

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setting. 300 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-262-4044, naples.bicegroup.com)

In the mood for some popped-up flavor? Fifth Avenue South snack bar The Popcorn Cellar has just the thing. Specializing in all-natural popcorn in an array of flavors, this “pop spot” changes its menu weekly. Starting with freshly popped corn, husband-and-wife team Jeremy and Patty Domin season it with flavors ranging from caramel apple and strawberry cheesecake to pizza and barbecue. Our personal fave is Truffle Parmesan. The flavor profile includes organic truffle oil, Parmesan cheese and a hint of garlic. Discerning snackers can order up a custom corn; The Popcorn Cellar will flavor and color the treat to suit any occasion. (239-272-8494, popcorncellar.com) —Stephen Brown

Bravo! Cucina Italiana Stop in Mercato for pasta, salads, grilled specialties and more before or after shopping or a movie at Silverspot. 9110 Strada Place, Naples (239-514-0042, bravoital​ian.com) Brio Tuscan Grille The location in Waterside Shops makes this expansive Italian a popular place for pre- and post-shopping meals. 5505 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-593-5319, brioitalian.com) Café Luna Signature pizzas, crispy calamari, ravioli and Caesar salad are among the classics at this casual spot with indoor and outdoor seating. 467 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-213-2212, cafeluna​ na​ples.com)

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Campiello A mainstay on Third Street South, Campiello is a perennial gathering place. 1177 Third St. S., Naples (239-435-1166, camp​iello.damico.com)

porcini, fresh herbs and root vegetables. 11224 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-597-8867, cote dazurrestaurant.com) Escargot 41 French food wows in an unlikely setting within a storefront. Escargots are served seven different ways and owner/Chef Patrick Fevrier’s classic dishes incorporate produce he grows himself. 4339 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-793-5000, escargot41.com) Le Lafayette French Restaurant Chef Sebastien Maillard whips up traditional French dishes with a touch of the tropics in his family-owned restaurant located just off Third Street South. 375 13th Ave. S., Naples (239-403-7861, lelafayette.com)

MEXICAN Agave Bar & Grill Innovative dishes by celebrity chef Carmen Gonzalez and featured beverages, including signature margaritas, craft beers, wine, and hand-crafted cocktails. 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (239-598-3473, agavenaples.com) MASA Superb, true Mexican cuisine in a high-style modern space, with a fabulous lineup of tequilas, mezcals and specialty cocktails. 9123 Strada Place, Naples (239-598-0887, masa-restaurant.com)

ITALIAN Alberto’s on Fifth Chef Alberto Varetto, born in Torino, Italy, for years served patrons of Sale e Pepe on Marco Island. Now he cooks fine dishes in his elegant restaurant on Fifth. 868 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-430-1060, albertosonfifth.com) Angelina’s Ristorante A place for a special night out, with beautiful dining rooms, 4,000-bottle wine tower and elegant cuisine, or for casual meetings with friends in the bar. 24041 Tamiami Trail S., Bonita Springs (239-390-3187, angelinasof bonitasprings.com) Barbatella The pizzas and pastas are scrumptious, but don’t overlook other offerings, including grilled salmon with arugula, tomato and hearts of palm. Save room for dessert; the gelato is worthy, as is the signature Nutella pizza. 1290 Third St. S., Naples (239-263-1955, barbatellanaples.com) Bellini on Fifth Italian Ristorante The Bellini family treats guests to cuisine inspired by matriarch “Nonna” Maria. 445 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-261-1117, bellinionfifth.com) Bice A long-time favorite on the corner of Fifth and Third Street, Bice serves classic dishes in a warm

Osteria Tulia Chef Vincenzo Betulia’s authentically rustic venue and “peasant” cuisine are homey, hearty and delizioso. 466 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239213-2073, tulianaples.com) Pazzo! Cucina Italiana The “friendly neighborhood” restaurant serves moderately priced dishes using made-from-scratch sauces, pastas and desserts. 853 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-434-8494, pazzo​ italiancafe.com) Vergina Italian and Mediterranean dishes with a modern flair make up the menu. This also is a popular place for gathering with friends and listening to live music. 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-659-7008, verginarestaurant.com)

ASIAN AZN Azian Cuisine The choices cover Asia with dishes representing Japan, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong and more. 9118 Strada Place, Suite 8155, Naples (239-593-8818, aznrestaurant.com) Charlie Chiang’s Modern Asian Kitchen Urban decor with Asian influences set the scene for modern Chinese dishes and inventive Japanese rolls. 12200 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-593-6688, charliechiangs.com) Fujiyama Steak & Seafood Go for Japanese hibachi cooking and entertainment. Start off with a fun frozen cocktail like the Green Dragon. 2555 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-261-4332, naplesfuji​ yama.com)

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Maguro Sushi & Steak House This restaurant is easy to miss in its location in the corner of the mall at U.S. 41 and Wiggins Pass, but Maguro is worth seeking out if you love delicious, beautifully plated sushi and sashimi. 895 Wiggins Pass, Naples (239-591-0003, magurosteakhouse.com)

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the heart of Naples. 965 Fourth Ave. N., Naples (239-403-8272, imtapas.com)

GLOBAL A Table Apart This place qualifies as a hidden gem. Owner/ Chef Jeff Acol creates dishes that incorporate a world of influences. 4295 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs (239-221-8540, at​a​ble apart.com) Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro Michael Mir’s restaurant serves savory lamb dishes and other colorful and delicious Persian specialties. 865 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-594-5557, bhabhaper​ sianbistro.com) Figs Grille Creative Mediterranean meals inflected with flavors of Spain, Morocco and France. 25987 Tamiami Trail S., Bonita Springs (239-390-1700, figs​grille.com) IM Tapas Isabel Pozo Polo and Mary Shipman (the I and M in the restaurant’s name) have created a little corner of Spain in

Wine Games Wine tasting just became even more fun. Decanted, Naples, hosts monthly Wine Bingo nights (next: January 6) with the classic game tailored to use wine info. The night includes light bites, prizes and sampling some tasty vinos. This oenophile game night is popular; reserve a spot by calling 239-434-1814.

Inca’s Kitchen Fine Peruvian Cuisine Naples foodies and residents of Golden Gate alike flock to this wonderful restaurant serving authentic and beautiful Peruvian dishes. 11985 Collier Blvd., Naples (239-352-3200, incaskitchen.com) Marek’s Collier House Restaurant Fine meals are served by chef/owner Peter Marek and his wife, Penny, in the restored historical home of Captain Bill Collier, son of W.T. Collier, who settled in 1870 near Old Marco. 1121 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island (239-642-9948, mareksrestaurant.com) Noodles Italian Cafe and Sushi Bar Good sushi, parmesans and piccatas all in one place. Bonus: Go late at night for dancing. 1585 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples (239-592-0050, noodles cafe.com)

Osetra An elegant stop on Fifth serving fancy foods and drinks, from caviar to Champagne to amazing sushi, in a sophisticated atmosphere, until late into the night. Enjoy music on weekends from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. 469 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-776-7938, osetranaples.com) «

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Bubbles of Distinction Celebrate extraordinary moments with an equally extraordinary bottle of Champagne. By Mark SPivak

Above: Salon Champagne. Right: Vines at Champagne Krug.

Champagne is a mirror of the good life in all its forms— the beverage we choose for celebration and commemoration, to mark a milestone, or reward ourselves for a job well done. For those times when only the rarest and finest will do, here are three top choices: Krug: It’s fitting that Olivier Krug was chosen to be the featured vintner at this year’s Naples Winter Wine Festival. For six generations, Champagne Krug has epitomized excellence, providing a special experience prized above all others. The house was founded in 1843 by Johann-Joseph Krug, an immigrant from the German city of Mainz. “My great-great-great grandfather had a vision,” says Olivier. “He knew that Champagne was about pleasure. His dream was to create Champagne that would be superlative every year, regardless of the quality of the vintage.” There are many factors that set Krug apart, but the most important is careful and artful blending, which is responsible for the wine’s complexity, harmony and finesse. The cornerstone of the production is Grande Cuvée ($210), referred to by some as a “multi-vintage” rather than nonvintage Champagne, containing wines from at least 10 different vintages, some of which are as old as 15 years. Salon: In the early years of the twentieth century, a Parisian furrier named Eugène Aimé Salon had a vision. He was convinced that Chardonnay grapes from Le Mesnilsur-Oger could produce Champagne of great elegance and so superlative that it wouldn’t be necessary to add the customary Pinot Noir or Pinot Meunier. Today, most connoisseurs believe he was right. He began making Champagne solely from Chardonnay grapes, a wine he shared only with friends. The first commercial release of Salon was 1921; there were a total of 37 vintages made during the twentieth century, an average of four per decade. The wine is powerful and ripe, with prominent acidity and a strong mineral underpinning. It’s not easy to find, and averages $350 per bottle when available, but it is one of the most singular experiences in the world of Champagne.

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David Iliff

Dom Pérignon Oenothèque: This isn’t the stuff you buy at Costco. At rare intervals, the house of Moët rereleases exceptional vintages of Dom Pérignon, Champagne that has rested comfortably in the cellars of the châteaux at Épernay. They are disgorged before release, and typically have a lower dosage (sweetness) level than the regular Dom. These bottles are rare gems, and prices reflect that: They start around $400 for recent vintages, and climb as high as $1,600 for older years. The even rarer Oenothèque Rosé hovers around $1,000 per bottle. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to taste the 1990 and 2000 Oenothèque Rosé with Vincent Chaperon, winemaker for Dom Pérignon, who works under Chef

du Cave Richard Geoffroy. Chaperon is a self-described risk-taker who views the process of creating Dom as an existential challenge. The 2000 is full-bodied and elegant in the mouth, with expansive flavors of wild strawberry and red raspberry. The most remarkable aspect of the wine is its finish. Rich and haunting, it seems to continue for a full minute. As good as it is, it pales next to the 1990, which has an amazing nose of pastry dough, tropical fruits and candied red berries, along with whiffs of mushroom and truffle. It is intense and complex on the palate, with unfolding layers of rhubarb and red fruits. And the finish? I’m still thinking about it, and that’s what I call length. «

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CARIBBEAN ELEGANCE Address 505 Eighth Avenue South, Old Naples Year Built 2003 Offered at $3.3 million Size 4,050 square feet under air, 5,169 total Special Features Enjoy sparkling lake views from this casually elegant, Caribbean-style home. The expansive floor plan boasts a bright, formal living room with a

fireplace and a formal dining room with a wine bar and custom tray ceiling. Other features include detailed trim work and new wood flooring throughout the main living areas; open gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinetry, granite countertops, breakfast bar, center island and adjacent eating area; and a comfortable family room. The master suite on the main floor has a sitting area, stunning bath and French doors leading to outdoor living space. The den/library includes custom built-ins. Four additional bedrooms, all with en suite baths, are located on the second

floor, where a balcony overlooks the water. The spacious outdoor living area is set on a lake and features a pool, spa and outdoor kitchen with grill. Additional highlights of this beautiful residence include impact glass, a generator, security system and new air-conditioning units. Its fabulous location is in the heart of Old Naples, just five blocks from the beach and only three blocks to Fifth Avenue South. For Information Robyn Pfister Griffin, John R. Wood Realtors 239-404-8222, rpgnaples@aol.com

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The spacious, open floor plan of this lakefront home flows from its elegant indoor spaces to the alfresco living areas, complete with gorgeous water vistas.

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expansive vistas fronting Buccaneers Bay. 1½ sites.  5 Brs.  study.  16 ft. trayed ceilings.  $11,495,000

200 ft. Waterfrontage. extraordinary for entertaining. commanding vantage Point to yacht club & Bay!  two 70-ft.  Docks.  Garages: 10 cars.  $5,495,000

Most coveted yachting site! (1.33 acres) alluring southern exposure. 2 sites from Beach club. 300 ft. road x 188 ft. Waterfrontage. 110 ft. Bellingham Dock. Build your Dream… $9,250,000

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Broad views: cutlass cove. Beach access at end of street.  large site accommodates 5-Br residence & 4-car Garage.  $4,100,000

enchanting tropical setting. Great Privacy!  4 Brs + study.  12 ft. ceilings.  4-car Garage.  70 ft. Dock.  covered slip w/lift. 35 ft. lagoon Pool.  steps to Beach & Bistros.  $3,375,000

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exhilarating Perspective: admiralty Bay & Doubloon Bay! casual chic.  4 Brs + study.  80 ft. Dock. $7,750,000

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236 ft. Waterfrontage! 13 sites to Beach club.  create your "new construction" Dream home. $4,950,000

exquisite tuscan-inspired estate. 5 Brs & Den.  70 ft. Dock + lift.  Walk to Beach & Bistros.  $4,550,000

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Light and bright 2BR+den/3BA with a spacious floor plan. Gulf views, great amenities. Newly renovated building. $975,000

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OLD NAPLES 616 Palm Circle East

Cozy and comfortable cottage-style residence. Over 3,300 SF of living area; located on a quiet street. Just over four blocks to the Gulf of Mexico beaches. $1,550,000

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VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 2119 Mission Drive

Charming condominium with extensive renovations in a fresh coastal cottage style. Wide water views, second floor, end residence. Turnkey furnished. $299,000 Sunny southern-exposure top floor residence, nice updates, easy walking distance to beach, shopping and dining. Turnkey furnished. $215,000

Fabulous residence on 1.67-acre private wooded site. Perfect in-town country estate. Close to shopping and dining at Mercato and Waterside Shops. $1,199,000

4BR+den/3.5BA with gorgeous screenenclosed saltwater pool and spillover spa. Situated on lushly landscaped cul-desac lot in a popular family neighborhood. $779,000

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OLD NAPLES

$4,850,000

The Beach House, SW corner of Gulf Shore Blvd, upscale Key West style 8000 T. Sq. ft. 300 ft. to Gulf. Pool/spa, 5 decks. 3 car garage. Furnished. Elevator. 4/4.5 (H7540) Hutchison-Carmony Team 239-272-7000

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$2,612,000

Unparalleled quality and workmanship in this magnificent home! Fabulous curb appeal with privacy and tranquility. Southern exposure, resort-style lap pool. Summer kitchen. 5+Den/4+2half (H7449) Mindy Young 239-248-0258

ALLEGRO

$1,225,000

Beachfront building, panoramic Gulf views, exquisite remodel, Italian porcelain floors. Kitchen with granite, stainless appliances. Floor to ceiling windows. 2,625SF 3/3 (C9645) Connie Spitzmiller 239-248-7616

BAREFOOT BEACH

$4,450,000

Beach and boating, 350 steps to beach, 10,582 T. Sq. Ft., 6300 under air. Elevator, Pool, 5th Bedrm, Designer Furn. 4/4.5 (H7747) Hutchison-Carmony Team 239-272-7000

PINE RIDGE

$1,600,000

Pristine and spectacularly finished, this custom beauty boasts wood and marble floors, granite counters, quality cabinetry and an oversized spa. www.197EugeniaDrive.com. 4+Den/4+2half (H7711) Jim Scartz 239-877-9726

ST. RAPHAEL

$815,000

Savor year around sunlight from immaculate attached villa. Diagonal tile, private elevator and pool, electric storm shutters and attached garage. www.StRaphaelVilla2.com. 2+Den/3 (V1849) Jim Scartz 239-877-9726

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$2,675,000

SPECTACULAR UNOBSTRUCTED panoramic Beachfront SW corner 9th floor rarely available JEWEL, with forever views & included cabana. Your Bay Colony Beachfront Resident 3+Den/3.5 (C9607) Jill Rogers 239-450-6856

NORMAN ESTATES AT TIBURON

$1,500,000

Truly beautiful four bedroom plus. Master Suite on first floor plus office, den and guest bedroom. Preserve golf course views from both floors. All this and furnished! 4+Den/3.5 (H7514) Lynn H. Fulton 239-293-3125

MADRID CLUB

$650,000

A Boater’s Dream includes heavy duty Boat Dock. Beautiful turnkey furnished 2-master suite condo with panoramic views over Venetian Bay in secure building. 2/2 (C9581) Heidemarie Klimt-Grampp 239-784-5086 OLD NAPLES 239-434-0101

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Address 16958 Cortile Court, Naples Name of home or model Annalisa Development Mediterra Builder London Bay Year Built 2012

Offered at $3.875 million Size 5,277 square feet under air, 7,875 total SPECIAL FEATURES This open floor plan home features four bedrooms, four full and one half bathrooms, a large great room, butler pantry and walk-in wine cellar. There is a beautifully situated family room with zero-corner sliding glass doors that open to a picturesque

outdoor living area. The custom pool and spa and alfresco living and dining room, complete with summer kitchen and fire pit, set the scene for amazing sunsets. Designed by Romanza, it overlooks the first fairway of Mediterra North golf course. For Information Michelle Thomas Premier Sotheby’s International Realty 239-860-7176 michelle.thomas@sothebysrealty.com

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Better Your Game There’s more to improving your golf swing than putting in more time on the green.

By Lauren Daniels

Looking to make your swing more efficient, improve ball strike and increase driving distance on the golf course? Simply putting in more hours at the gym or the driving range may not get the results you are after. “A lot of people think that working out is enough,” says Mike Edwards, exercise physiologist and owner of Fitness Inside and Out. Golf is a sport based on a rotational movement, so “even if you have a fitness program, chances are you aren’t doing exercises that will help with that,” he says. But there are golf-focused fitness facilities in Naples that offer specialized training to improve your game. Starting with a multifaceted individual assessment, these programs combine exercise physiology, physical therapy and golf-centric instruction. Here are three local facilities to consider, whether you're a seasoned pro or weekend golfer.

(App for thAT!) Determined to stick to your fitness resolution this year? Runkeeper can be your reality check. The mobile app tracks your workouts, including distance and calories burned, and keeps a log of your progress. Simply choose from about a dozen types of workouts (or add your own), put in the time or upload a map and then get moving. The app can also create workouts based on your fitness goal, workout frequency and skill level. How’s that for motivation? (runkeeper.com) —T.E.

Fitness Inside and Out, Naples: The physical therapists and trainers here will assess balance, posture, strength and flexibility issues as they relate to the golf swing. The idea is to look at what each individual needs to improve his or her game, then tailor an exercise routine to address those needs. “Best case [scenario is] someone would work with us and with a golf pro,” Edwards says. “The professional offers lessons and instruction and we are working on what may be preventing you from achieving those goals.” (naplesfitness.com) Best for: Perfect for frequent travelers, the team at Fitness Inside and Out will design a program that can be done at-home or on the road. Elite Physical Therapy, Naples: Holding certifications from both the Titleist Performance Institute and Nike 360 Golf, the licensed physical therapists in the company’s Golf Fitness Link program are golf professionals and medical professionals. The golf swing can cause stress on the joints and other issues, says co-founder Ryan Senkarik. “Working out with a golf pro, for example, they may want you to get further into the back swing, and we look at the physical limitations of why you can’t get there,” he says. A customized, one-on-one training program is designed to fix those issues and get you back to playing more golf— faster. (eliteptofnaples.com) Best for: Intense golfers who have plateaued will benefit from the all-angles approach. Total Athletic Performance, Naples: The coaches at Total Athletic Performance look beyond golf to athleticism in general. “Most of the golfers we see need flexibility and power,” says Derek Touchette, the company's sports performance director. “They lack the range of motion needed to achieve their swing and the lack of power to be able to hit for distance.” The coaches will focus on building stamina, strength and power, incorporating exercises like squats and lunges, as well as the TRX suspension training system. “We are not golf coaches; we don’t focus on the swing. That’s what all of these great golf coaches around Naples are for. We are building an athlete.” (tapnaples.com) Best for: The weekend golfer who wants to improve his or her handicap—and overall fitness.

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Whether you are a seasoned runner or just looking to get back into shape for the New Year, there are two opportunities to kick off your commitment to fitness this month. The HITS triathlon series (hitstriathlonseries .com) comes to Naples January 11 and 12 at Vanderbilt Beach. The following week, more than 2,000 runners will take to the streets January 19 for the Naples Half Marathon starting in Cambier Park in downtown Naples. (napleshalfmarathon.net) What to wear: The weather in Southwest Florida is unpredictable. Mitch Norgart, president of Gulf Coast Runners and a marathoner with more than 30 races under his belt, recommends layering with a long-sleeve Tshirt you don’t mind losing. “This way if the morning is cool, you can wear the longer layer, and then ditch it as you warm up,” Norgart says. What to eat: Dietitian Betsy Opyt of Healthy Concepts Nutrition & Fitness Counseling in Naples (who will be running the half marathon) recommends high-

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carbohydrate foods with minimal protein and fat. Heavy eaters should try a bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon and chia seeds. “Cinnamon helps dilate the blood vessels for circulation and chia seeds hold water for hydration,” Opyt says. Light eaters can opt for a dairy-free fruit smoothie for an easy-to-digest breakfast that will fuel the run. If you fall somewhere in between, a bagel with honey and cinnamon is hearty enough to stave off hunger without weighing you down. What to drink: Staying hydrated is essential to training for—and completing—any race. If you’re not prepared, experts say dehydration can set in soon as 15 to 20 minutes into a race. Electrolyte-enhanced beverages will help replace vital elements lost through sweat.

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seeingRED#2, Susan Venable

Seeing More The show L E S S at Trudy Labell Fine Art, Naples, will feature works that focus on color, texture and calligraphic lines and less on realistic images. Highlighted artists include Madeline Denaro, who creates graceful layers of color on large abstract canvases; Hyunmee Lee, whose large works include simple blocks of color and lines for tranquil and bold effect; and Susan Venable (right), who works with copper and other metals in multidimensional, textured sculptures. The exhibit is January 6-31, reception: January 15. (239-434-7778)

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January/2014

12 Jim Belushi (Center) and The Chicago Board of Comedy hit the stage at Artis—Naples. (artisnaples.org)

ART & MUSEUMS

Art Alliance Naples—First Wednesday Art Alive, exhibits and demos, 26 independent artists’ studios and galleries in the Naples Art District (north of Pine Ridge Road, west of Airport Road), Jan. 8; 239-821-1061.

Duchamp, Jan. 4-April 6; Rediscovering Egypt, The Collection of the Dahesh Museum of Art, Jan. 25-May 18; Art After Hours, free admission and live music, Jan. 29; artisnaples.org.

Big Cypress Gallery, Ochopee—Photography Swamp

View local wildlife on one of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s tours. (Conservancy.org)

ArtGallery Old Naples2—Pastel works by Karen

Walks, Jan. 5, 22, reservation required; 239-695-2428.

Stone and Lynne B. Wilcox, open house, Jan. 11; art​ galleryoldnaples2.com.

Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs—Science &

The Baker Museum, Naples—Connected and Disconnected: The Sculpture of Hanneke Beaumont, through Feb. 16; Duchamp Family of Artists, the work of four members of the Duchamp family—Jacques Villon, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Marcel Duchamp and Suzanne

Art exhibition, through Jan. 4, Center for the Arts Gallery, Bonita Springs; opening reception for 25th Annual Members Exhibition, Jan. 31; artcenterbonita.org.

Collier County Museum, Naples—Exhibition: Five Centuries of Tradition, Florida Cattle Ranching, Jan.

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2-31; Pirate Day, themed arts and crafts, face painting, pirate songs and treasure hunts, Jan. 25; 239-642-1440.

Conservancy of Southwest Florida—Nature walks at Tigertail Beach, Marco Island, Clam Pass, Naples, and Briggs Boardwalk at Rookery Bay, and various nature cruises, visit website for dates; conservancy.org. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples—After Hours event with a lecture, music and evening boardwalk tour, “The History of Corkscrew Sanctuary,” Jan. 24; corkscrew .audubon.org. Crayton Cove, Naples—Art After Dark, gallery stroll in Crayton Cove, refreshments, Jan. 11; craytoncove.com. Estero Fine Art Show—Juried show, demonstrations and youth art competition, Jan. 4-5, Miromar Outlets, Estero; hotworks.org.

Galerie du Soleil, Naples—Nouveau 2014, festive evening celebrating new works, artists and season, Jan. 16; 239-417-3450. Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples—Figures & Fantasy, figurative works, reception, Jan. 16, exhibit Jan. 16-30; gardner​ colbygallery.com. Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples—Bob Kane: La Dolce Vita, through Jan. 18; Tobi Kahn, Jan. 19-24; Philip Morsberger, Anita Huffington, Herman Maril: Three Charmed Artists, Jan. 26-Feb. 7; harmonmeekgallery.com.

Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida—Fourth Annual Student Art Show, Jan. 5-31; International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27; 239263-3200.

Ikebana International, Naples—41st Anniversary Tea, Jan. 8, private home, Naples; ikebananaples.com.

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Soup-er Bowl The Empty Bowls project is a grassroots organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for global hunger through art and expression. The annual Empty Bowls Naples will take place January 25 in Cambier Park. For a donation of $15, guests are asked to keep an empty bowl made by a local schoolchild as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Attendees select a handcrafted bowl created by a student, then enjoy a variety of soups and bread provided by local food purveyors, a silent auction, pottery demonstrations and music. There will be bowl-making and painting workshops. Thousands of people are expected to attend the event. The proceeds benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. Empty Bowls Naples raised $54,000 last year, which enabled the food bank to provide $324,000 worth of food to those in need. (empty bowlsnaples.org) —Ashley Scott

Marco Island Center for the Arts—Visionaries: National Association of Women Artists, Jan. 6-24; Outdoor Fine Art & Crafts Show, Jan. 11-12; marcoislandart.org. Marco Island Foundation for the Arts—Left Bank Art Fest at the Esplanade, Jan. 12; marcoarts.org.

Marco Island Historical Society—Enchantments: Photographic Adventure of SWFL 1904-1913, Jan. 2-March 29; Dreamers & Schemers: An Evening with Great Floridians Henry Flagler, Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Jan. 17; 239-642-1400.

Marianne Friedland Gallery, Naples—The Pastels of Wolf Kahn, and The Art of the Line Drawings of Milton Avery and Hans Hofmann, Jan. 23-Feb. 5; 239-262-3484. Museum of the Everglades—Wild Blue Ocean Exhibit, opening reception, Jan. 4; 239-695-0008. Naples Art Association at the von Liebig Art Center—Breaking Through With Color exhibit, through Jan. 11; Members’ Gallery Florida Inspiration, through Jan. 18; Joan Sonnenberg exhibit, through Jan. 18; Art in the Park, Jan. 4; First Saturday Family Fun, Jan. 4; Naples New Year’s Art Fair, Jan. 4-5; Diamonds: The Naples Art Association’s Collection, 60th Anniversary Exhibition, Jan. 18-March 1; Preview Reception for Spring Show 2014: Art Council of SW Florida, Members’ Gallery Small Works Show, and Diamonds, Jan. 31; naplesart.org.

Naples Artcrafters—Fine Art & Craft Show, Cambier Park, Jan. 11; 239-250-0804.

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Agenda Naples Depot Museum—Tribute to artist Jerry Vallez, exhibit, through Jan. 8; Celebrating 40 years, the Art of Paul Arsenault, Jan. 8-March 22; 239-262-6525. Naples Historical Society at Historic Palm Cottage—Tours of Palm Cottage, Tuesdays through Sat-

2014 Pet Lovers Gala Benefiting Southwest Florida’s Premier No-Kill Pet Shelter & Adoption Center Friday, February 28, 2014 Gar d e n, Gl o v es, 7:00pm Ritz-Carlton Naples Beach Resort $350 per person

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urdays; guided tours of the Norris Gardens, first and third Thursdays; walking tours of the Historic District, Wednesdays; 239-261-8164.

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve—Eighth Painting Annual juried exhibit, through Jan. 30; Tenth Annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival, Jan. 17-19; rookerybay.org.

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Rosen Gallery & Studios, Naples—Tracy Magen Rosen: Native Traditions, recent works depicting small venues in assemblage and collage, Jan. 8-March 4; Clay: Handbuilding & Raku Techniques, five-week class, Mondays or Thursdays, no experience necessary, limited to seven people; 239-821-1061.

Thomas Riley Studio Gallery, Naples—Gallery launch and exhibition with photo-fusion artist Ysabel Lemay, Jan. 16-Feb. 15; 239-594-1098. Wildlife and Wildlands Art Show—Delnor Wiggins Pass State Park, Naples, Jan. 18; 239-821-1618.

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Artis—Naples—Make and Take Workshops, Jan. 8; artis naples.org.

Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs—Science & Art Activity Day, art and science projects, Jan. 4; art centerbonita.org.

Collier Audubon Society, Naples—Young Birders: Festival in the Woods, Picayune State Forest, Jan. 25; collieraudubon.info.

FILM

Cambier Park, Naples—Outdoor Movie Night, Jan. 19; 239-213-3054.

Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs—Film for Film Lovers: Kinky Boots, Jan. 13, The Pianist, Jan. 20, Dinner & a Film Night, The Chorus, Jan. 27; artcenter bonita.org.

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Decanted, Naples—Big Bad Cabs! wine tasting, light appetizers, Jan. 28; decantedwines.com.

Fifth Avenue South, Naples—Chalk Art on Fifth, Jan. 25; 239-692-8436.

Marilyn’s Distinctive European Fashion, Naples— Dressing with a White Blouse, seminar features the perfect white blouse, wardrobe uses and skin color, Jan. 14; 239-206-4460. Marissa Collections, Naples—Trunk shows: Colette jewelry, personal appearance (PA), Jan. 2; Rena Lange Spring 2014, Jan. 7-8; 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2014, Jan. 9-10; Wendy Yue jewelry, Jan. 9-11; Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014, Jan. 16-17; Mattia Cielo jewelry, Jan. 16-18; Federica Rettore jewelry, Jan. 16-17; Yvel jewelry, PA, Jan. 23-25; Jordan Alexander jewelry, Jan. 28-29; Lucifer vir Honestus jewelry, PA, Jan. 30-Feb. 1; marissa collections.com. Third Street South, Naples—Third Thursday on Third, shopping, dining, live entertainment, Jan. 16; Pets on Third, vendors, dog trainers, pet artists, costume parade, Jan. 19; Farmers Market, Saturday mornings, behind Tommy Bahama; 239-434-6533.

Unique Boutique, Naples—Gabriel Ofiesh jewelry trunk show and personal appearance, Jan. 17-18; 239643-8900.

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Artis—Naples—Pictures at an Exhibition, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Masterworks, Jan. 3-4; Disco Days and Boogie Nights Pops concert, Jan. 7-11; All That Jazz concert Jan. 8; Mendelssohn & Schumann, Jan. 12, 14; Steve Tyrell, Jan. 13; Shotgun Wedding, Jan. 18; Dick Hyman, Sunday Jazz; Jan. 19; Naples Philharmonic Around Town—First Presbyterian Church, Bonita Springs, Jan. 23, and Wesley United Methodist Church, Marco Island, Jan. 24; the Cleveland

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Bayshore Cultural & Performing Arts Center, Naples—Erich Kunzel Community Concert Series, Anton’s Soiree, Jan. 10; Jazz on the Green, Dan Heck Trio, Jan. 19, Edison State College Collier Campus, Naples; 239-7752800.

Cambier Park, Naples—Music Makers Show Band, Jan. 5, 24; Naples Jazz Orchestra, Jan. 6, 13, 27; Naples Dixieland Jazz Band, Jan. 12; Naples Concert Band, Jan. 19; Southwest Florida Big Band, Jan. 20; Gulf Coast Big Band, Jan. 26; 239-263-1113. Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs—Live! at the Center, Dan Heck–The Legends of Jazz, Jan. 9; artcenter bonita.org. Chrysalis Chamber Players—Concert, Jan. 2, Steinway Piano Gallery, Bonita Springs; chrysalischamberplayers .com.

The Kick Off A brand new event, Taste of the Game, promises to be the largest tailgate party in Naples. On February 1, the day before the Super Bowl, in Sugden Park, fans will be treated to food tastings representing all 32 NFL teams (so everybody wins!), photo ops with NFL players, contests, prizes, live music and kids’ activities. (marevents​ andmarketing.com/ tasteofthegame)

Classic Chamber Concerts—Quartet and Piano: Great Magnitude, The Jasper String Quartet, Jan. 20; Vibrant Vivaldi, Handel and Bach, Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra Strings, Jan. 27; Sugden Community Theatre, Naples; classicchamberconcerts.org. Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples—Hyacinth Series, Organ and Piano Duos, Jan. 12; FGCU Choir, Jan. 26; 239-261-1487.

Mercato, Naples—Mercato Nights, Jan. 2; Dancing Under the Stars, Jan. 8; 239-254-1080.

Naples Botanical Garden—Jazz in the Garden, The Rick Howard Trio, Jan. 5; Tributes in the Garden, Crossroads tribute to Eric Clapton, Jan. 17; naplesgarden.org. Naples Music Club—Benefit featuring pianist Priscila Navarro, Jan. 23, private club in Naples; naplesmusicclub.org.

Norris Center, Naples—Clay Hess Band, Jan. 4; Bluegrass Blue Bloods, Jan. 11; 239-213-3049.

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Southwest Florida Music Festival—Concerts benefiting St. Matthew’s House: Sounds from the River, with Official Outcome, the Rachel/Hughes Band and a Sheryl Crowe tribute, Jan. 4, Centennial Park, Fort Myers; Sounds from the Park, with Official Outcome, the Rachel/Hughes Band and a Motown tribute, Jan. 11, Sugden Park, Naples; swfmusicfestivals.com.

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Bija Yoga, Naples—Weekend with celebrity yoga teachers Ana Brett and Ravi Signh, two classes: Tantric Numerology and Kundalini Yoga, Jan. 4-5; bija yoganaples.com.

Collier Audubon Society, Naples—Killdeer, the Graceful Plover, Jan. 7, FGCU Kapnick Center at the Naples Botanical Garden; collieraudubon.info.

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Zonta Club of Naples—Monthly meeting, Jan. 7, Brio Tuscan Grille, Naples; 239-434-1112. Center for the Arts Bonita Springs—2014 Bonita Springs National Art Festival Series, Jan. 1112, Riverside Park, Bonita Springs; Off the Walls! annual fundraiser, Jan. 17; artcenterbonita.org. David Lawrence Center and Foundation— Under the Eiffel Tower: A Journey to 1920s Paris, signature gala, Jan. 17, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples; davidlawrencecenter.org. Easter Seals Florida—Naples Invitational Art Fest, juried show plus Art for Autism silent auction, Jan. 25-26, Fleischmann Park, Naples; fl.easterseals.com.

The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess at Artis—Naples. (Artisnaples.org)

The Harmon-Meek Gallery Fund at Southwest Florida Community Foundation—Vi-

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade & Celebration—Sponsored by NAACP Collier County, Jan.

sionaries of the Visual Arts Award benefit dinner, Jan. 14, Naples Sailing & Yacht Club; 239-2612637.

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Guadalupe Center—Taste of New York, fundraiser with cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, Jan. 15, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples; 239-657-7711.

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida—Eighth Annual Wishmaker’s Ball–When You Wish Upon a Star, Jan. 18, Hilton Naples; sfla.wish.org.

MIACC Naples Boat Show—Annual show, Jan. 30-Feb. 2, Florida Sports Park, Naples; miacc.org. Naples Woman’s Club—Second annual Kitchen Tour, showcasing four exquisite kitchens in homes

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NEW SENIOR CENTER Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) of Southwest Florida plans to open its Senior Center of Collier County this month. The center will have a café where people can relax and socialize. Other services will be offered, such as information on Medicare. The center will be staffed by professionals, but volunteer-driven, and offer programs and lectures, including a computerskills lab, where seniors can learn how to use Skype. Art, music and performance classes will also be offered. Also, mark your calendar: JFCS will hold its annual fundraiser, Planting Seeds for Better Tomorrows, January 14 at Artis—Naples. Kim Lear, a renowned national speaker and writer, will give a presentation followed by a reception. (239-325-4444) —A.S.

JFCS’s Senior center will provide multiple services.

Naples Daily News Half Marathon—Annual 13.1-mile

in Old Naples, food tasting prepared by prominent Naples chefs, and boutique shopping, to benefit student scholarships, David Lawrence Center, Youth Haven and Friends of Foster Children, Jan. 22; 239-262-6331.

race, Jan. 19, Cambier Park; gcrunner.org.

THEATER/DANCE

Artis—Naples—Jim Belushi and the Chicago Board of NCEF/Naples Children & Education Foundation—

Comedy, Jan. 12; Miami City Ballet, Jan. 15; The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess, Jan. 21-26; artisnaples.org.

Annual Naples Winter Wine Festival, Jan. 24-26, The RitzCarlton Golf Resort, Naples; napleswinefestival.com.

Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs—An Evening Saint Ann School Foundation—Annual Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show Luncheon, featuring the Etro Spring 2014 Collection, to benefit student scholarships, Jan. 29, Artis—Naples; stann.net.

Seacrest Country Day School—Celebrate Seacrest, Rock the Decades Party, Jan. 18, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples; seacrest.org. Youth Haven—2014 Luncheon, Rebuilding Children’s Lives, with speaker Antwone Fisher, Jan. 22, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; youthhaven.net.

The Writer’s Domain—Second annual event featuring best-selling authors and the surroundings that inspire them, created by Norris Home Furnishings design teams, presented in partnership with Barnes & Noble, reservations required, Jan. 9, proceeds benefit First Book-Collier County, Norris showroom, Naples; 239-263-0580.

SPORTS

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida—Sixth annual WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk, with honorary chair Lois Thome of WINK-TV, Jan. 18, Miromar Outlets, Estero; harrychapinfoodbank.org.

Humane Society Naples—Run for the Paws 5K Run/ Walk, Jan. 24, Naples Airport; 239-643-1880.

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Ladies, looking for a good time for a great cause? The annual Cancer Alliance of Naples’ Wine, Women & Shoes will take place January 31 and February 1, at Mediterra Country Club, Naples. On Friday, attendees will shop for shoes and more, and be served wine by gentlemen volunteers. A highlight of the luncheon will be a performance by popular Canadian singer and philanthropist Beverly Mahood. The next day, ladies and gents will dance, dine and bid on auction lots at the Sole Mate gala. The Cancer Alliance of Naples assists local children and adults in low-income families undergoing chemo and radiation treatment. (239643-4673) —A.S.

with Maxine, a tribute to dancer and TV personality Maxine Carter, including a video presentation and book signing with Carter, Jan. 14; Plaza Suite, Jan. 23-26; Improviganzapalooza Com Con Jam 2014, Jan. 28-30; art centerbonita.org.

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples—The God Game, a world premiere drama directed by Playhouse founder Kristen Coury, Jan. 17-Feb. 9, Norris Center, Naples; gulfshore playhouse.org.

Marco Players Theater, Marco Island—The Fox on the Fairway, Jan. 8-26; themarcoplayers.com. Naples Players—Black Tie, Jan. 15-Feb. 8, Sugden Community Theatre, Naples; naplesplayers.org.

Norris Center, Naples—Comedian Jimmy Travis, Jan. 10; 239-213-3049.

TheatreZone, Naples—Whistle Down the Wind, Jan. 9-19, G&L Community Theatre at Community School Naples; 888-966-3352.

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The sold-out gala evening raised more than $420,000 net to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida and Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida. Neil LeClair, Norman Love

Entertainment

Elaine Hawkins, Cliff Williams

Marshall Hanno, Dwayne Bergmann, Lori Hanno

Miranda Prince, Johnny Iuzzini, Ashley Allotio

Amy Sedlacek, Florian Bellanger

Chef Florian Bellanger’s macarons Beverly Fewster, Keegan Gerhard, Tom Fewster

Christian Capo, Sebastien Thieffine, Jen Foley

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front row: Erika Edwards, Jaymie Dimbath; middle row: Matt and Liv Orth, Wendy and Robin Willis; Back row: Billy Edwards, Aaron Dimbath Laura Johnston

Front row: Sheila Herrera, Kim Connell; back row: Debbie DeMaria, Leslie Gebert, Kevin Caffrey, Janice Maskell

Michael McVay Photography

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CBIA Sand Dollar Awards Gala WHO: Members of the Collier Building Industry Association WHat: Annual awards presented by the CBIA Sales and Marketing Council WHere: Waldorf Astoria Naples. Naples Illustrated sponsored the event.

Stan Winters, Jeannie Procopio, Tracy Estes, Emily Antonas, Christian Adams, Jean Sweet

Brenda and Randy Thomas Ryan Ehman, Stephanie Stakely

Dan deMont, Kristen Whaley

Front row: Erica Lolli, Dora Gora, Lindsey Hurley, Marcia Erpenbeck; back row: Tim Clark, Bob Imig, Claudine LĂŠger-Wetzel, Brian Stock

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Sheri and Mark Groover

AVOW Pet Party Who: Supporters of Avow PAWS Pet Program What: Fiesta in PAWradise! Where: Ispiri Community Center at Avow, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. Linda Malone with Pancho

Bob and Terry Edwards with Atlas

Charlie McDonald Photography

Colleen Kvetko with Diva, Olivia and Tiffany

Party Animals

Zorana Luellen, Jean Tipton

Jan Gazdic with Riley

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Giving BACK

A Generation Ahead

VANESSA ROGERS

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Ellin Goetz and Michael Watkins have been giving back to the Naples community for decades. While the causes they champion may be different, the couple’s end goal of helping the next generation is the same. For Goetz, protecting the environment became a passion when she was growing up in Staten Island, New York, in the 1960s. When she was 10, her parents took her to a rally aimed at stopping a highway from being built through the island’s wild lands that had served as her playground. “To see that rapid development of a place that was dear to me had a big impact. And when I came to Naples, I saw this beautiful, low-populated place and the vast changes starting here, too,” says Goetz, a landscape architect. “How do you balance the natural world with our needs? That is the huge challenge.” It is one that she has embraced in Collier County without pause. In the late 1980s, Goetz started the Southwest Florida Land Preservation Trust, which preserved land through donations and easements. She then became part of a grassroots effort that led to Conservation Collier, a county program under which lands were purchased so they could be preserved and opened to the public for everything from horseback riding to hiking. Goetz is also on the board of the Everglades Foundation. While her focus remains steadfastly on the environment, her husband has aimed his efforts on helping the underprivileged children who will be living in it. For more than a decade Watkins has made contributions to the Education Foundation of Collier County (now called Champions for Learning), a nonprofit that invests in innovative ways to help students learn. He has also been on the board of Fun Time Early Childhood Academy for 10 years and involved in the program for nearly two decades. “When you help kids grow up nicely, the whole world is better,” says Watkins, whose family owns The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. “It’s a wonderful way to build a strong America.” —Teri Evans

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