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FEATURES 72 / LIVING LONGER FROM THE INSIDE OUT Six key areas of wellness that lead to a longer—and better—life By Cary Barbor

78 / INTO THE BLUE

The Blue Zones lifestyle helps Naples stay No. 1 in the country for health, happiness, and longevity By Angie Francalancia

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92 / THE ACTIVE LIFE Products that contribute to Naples’ happy and healthy vibe Photography by Vanessa Rogers

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59 DEPARTMENTS 20 / FROM THE EDITOR 22 / IN FOCUS Naples Botanical Garden’s Hats in the Garden Luncheon; The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Garden’s Zoo Gala; Collier County’s Celebration of Philanthropy Luncheon

INSIDER 31 / Q&A Guitar hero Ben Allen explains how he went from the bowling alley to the stage

32 / NEW & NOW The Naples Children & Education Foundation gears up for another record year; indulge in some retail therapy

36 / FINDS A resolution road map for the new year

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Insight into how to get organized in the new year

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TASTE 99 / DINING

Guilt-free noodles at the Coast Restaurant

100 / LOCAL BITES

The virtually amazing 10K Alley at the J.W. Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort; Fresh Fit Foods prepares and delivers; an old-fashioned candy shop to delight all ages; where to find the best barbecue in the area

108 / OFF THE VINE

The impact of climate change on winemakers By Mark Spivak

BALANCE 111 / MIND & BODY

Sweet dreams with a Native American twist

112 / HEALTH & FITNESS

MICHAEL CARONCHI

Running essentials for the Naples Daily News Half Marathon; the latest in concierge medicine; the skinny on infrared saunas; chicken soup to warm the soul; animal yoga, and more

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The season’s most sought-after scents

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The factors affecting Florida real estate

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What to see and do this month

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SENSE OF PLACE 160 / CLAUDINE LÉGER-WETZEL

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FROM THE EDITOR

The Joy of RENEWAL

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Unmarked calendar pages with crisp edges. A blouse that’s still creased from being folded in a gift box. Remembering to change the year when you write a check (if you still do). Although Christmas is resplendent with tinsel and glee, the new year serves up something far more spectacular: a clean slate. Any day can denote a beginning—especially with the right attitude and a decent breakfast—but the fresh start of January fuels both reflection and resolution. It’s a time to buckle down or lighten up. Another shot to get it right. And while a new year typically brings vows of wholesome food and blissful hobbies, at least for the first few weeks, the Naples metropolitan area has mastered the art of good living for the long haul. For an unprecedented third year in a row, the region has ranked No. 1 in the country for health and happiness, according to the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. In “Living Longer from the Inside Out,” our wellness guide that begins on page 72, we explore six essential areas that boost life span and joy. That advice dovetails with the Blue Zones Project, a longevity-based initiative that has gained momentum in restaurants, schools, and community groups from Bonita Springs to Marco Island. We talk to The Blue Zones of Happiness author Dan Buettner in “Into the Blue” on page 78, as well as Dr. Allen Weiss, president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System, about why Naples residents live an average of six years longer than most Americans. Perhaps even more exhilarating than the new year do-overs of diet and fitness, however, is the chance to pursue a dream. Take Collier County’s own Ben Allen, for example, who parlayed an open mic night at a Naples bowling alley—he hadn’t even planned to sing, only watch—into becoming one of the most scheduled acts in Southwest Florida. For more on Allen and his rambunctious country band, see our Insider Q&A on page 31. The untarnished days of 2019 have arrived, and they’re wide open for opportunities and optimism. As we revel in the hope and anticipation that January brings, I wish you and your family a year filled with health, happiness, and the unlimited delights of living in Naples.

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GALAS GALORE CHARITY EVENTS EXEMPLIFY THE GENEROSITY OF NAPLES. I WAS HONORED TO ATTEND HATS IN THE GARDEN AT THE NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN WITH COLLEAGUE KATHY BEUTTEL (LEFT) AND MARIE CHRISTINE ST. PIERRE. FOR MORE PICTURES FROM HATS IN THE GARDEN, PLUS THE NAPLES ZOO GALA AND THE COLLIER COUNTY CELEBRATION OF PHILANTHROPY LUNCHEON, SEE IN FOCUS STARTING ON PAGE 22.

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INSIDER Q&A: BEN ALLEN

Guitar Hero East Tennessee native Ben Allen planned to just listen at an open mic night at a Naples bowling alley about seven years ago. “I loved plunking along on the guitar, but I barely knew how to play anything at the time,” says the country crooner, who started coming to Collier County when his parents were seasonal residents. “Two guys were hosting it, and only three people had signed up. I was the only person who was there just to watch. They said, ‘Dude, you’re obviously here to do this, so get up here and do this.’ I couldn’t even stand up and play the guitar at the same time! But I knew that I could sing.” Not only did Allen not strike out that night, he and his band have become one of the most sought-after acts in Southwest Florida, performing nearly 200 times a year, from intimate private parties in Port Royal to rambunctious shows at Stan’s Idle Hour in Goodland. Then there are smaller venues, such as the Whiskey Park Bar & Grill in Naples, where he’ll play January 4, followed by big stages, including the Collier County Fairgrounds, where he and bandmates Jay Phoenix, Bret Deising, Dan Shreve, and Jeff Scheeler will perform January 5 at the Big Swamp Smoke-Off barbecue competition. NI caught up with Allen, 41, which is no easy task because when he’s not on stage, he has a day job working for Collier County in growth management. Turn the page for our Q&A. (benallenband.com) —Loretta Grantham

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INSIDER know we’re going to play favorites they already know. One of those is Jason Aldean’s “My Kinda Party.” I like to do an extended version at the end of the show. We’ve occasionally opened for nationally touring acts, like Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum, but because we play most often in Collier and Lee counties, the challenge is keeping things fresh for people who’ve seen us before. My favorite material is whatever new song we’re performing.

How would you describe your style? I’m pretty much straightforward country. But country music—I stick to the modern stuff— has grown to encompass a lot of things. I have a twang, so if I do a cover of John Mayer, it becomes a country song. I don’t typically do acoustic performances anymore, but I may go that route for the first 45 minutes of a private party with something like Kenny Chesney’s “Better Boat,” which is mellow. Otherwise, what we do is pretty rowdy.

Would you ever leave Naples for the bright lights of Nashville? People say that I should go back and give it a shot at the big time, and I sometimes think of what it would be like to travel around the country on a tour bus. But I love doing what I do right here. I’m building a house in Estero [Allen married wife, Laura, an interior designer, last summer], and my parents live in Naples. One of my favorite things is when we start out slow, at a country club, for example, and by the end of the night, everybody’s tearing it up on the dance floor. That’s the payoff for me—getting to do what I love and seeing people have a great time.

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time—and in 2012, I did one at the Blue Monkey Bar & Grille. Afterward the owner asked me if I wanted a job, and the idea of getting paid to play music was so foreign to me that I thought she wanted me to wash dishes! I played there every Thursday night for almost two years, and things grew from there. She was gracious enough to give me a place to start.

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NI: How’d you develop your talent? Allen: I’ve never had a lesson. I’d always loved to sing, like in the school chorus or in the kids’ choir at church, but I never would sing lead parts. I grew up outside of Knoxville but moved closer to Nashville when I was 22, and when you’re near Nashville, everybody thinks you want to be a singer, right? But I never went to the clubs there. I was always a quiet person. I kept doing open mics around Naples after that first night at the bowling alley—I only knew about six songs at the

Koehn, a former high school English teacher who later worked with students with special needs, says she long has been an advocate for the education and welfare of children. “The foundation has initiatives that run the gamut, from programs to assist with vision, dental, and mental health to early learning, hunger, and more. We get involved

The festival includes tastings, dinners, an auction, and a Meet the Kids day.

because we care about kids.” The foundation, which received $15.1 million from the festival in 2018, hopes to top that mark with this year’s “Joy to the World” event from January 25-27 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. (napleswinefestival.com) —L.G.

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1. Marissa Collections: This well-appointed designer showroom on Naples’ Third Street South is the epitome of chic sophistication. Here, the pages of Vogue come to life through fashions by Brunello Cucinelli, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, and Emilio Pucci, among many others. The store’s newly redesigned Shoetique and jewelry gallery would make Carrie Bradshaw feel as if she’s died and gone to heaven. And the glam doesn’t stop with the perfect outfit; Marissa Collections also offers personal styling services, including makeup and skin care. (marissacollections.com)

1 2 2. Naples Soap Company: This homegrown business elevates skin and hair care to another level by using only natural and organic ingredients, meaning its line is free of common chemical offenders hiding in most commercial products. Its coastal-inspired shops boast favorites such as the loofah soap (above), a vegetable glycerin soap and loofah in one. It’s easy to see why this small business has made such a large impact and has expanded to 11 locations, including Fifth Avenue South and Tin City. (naplessoap.com) 34

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3. Peach Tree Designs: This family-owned store relocated from Cape Cod to Fifth Avenue South in 1997, bringing with it a vast selection of furniture, accessories, and gifts. The showroom features a series of vignettes meant to inspire the inner decorator in every passerby. Found just the right item for your summer home? Fret not: Peach Tree Designs can take care of shipping in case that 6-foot-tall Moroccan mirror won’t fit in the overhead. (peachtreedesigns.com)

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GET IN SHAPE The Body+ Wi-Fi scale ($100) by Withings can measure and track the weight and body mass index of up to eight people and send the data to your phone via the Health Mate app. Best Buy, Naples (bestbuy.com)

Ramp up your daily routine with this uber-soft, relaxedfit muscle tank ($32) by Sarah Marie Design Studio. Fit2Run, Naples (fit2run.com) The Selkirk Sport Amped S2 lightweight pickleball paddle ($150) offers the largest sweet spot among Selkirk designs, boosting shot consistency from novices to pros. Pickleball & Tennis U.S., Bonita Springs (tennis-us.com)

TRAVEL MORE American Fashion Travel: Designers on the Go ($52) from publisher Assouline provides an inspiring glimpse into the globe-trotting lifestyle of some of the nation’s top designers with personal anecdotes, images, and souvenirs from their favorite destinations. Republic of Decor, Naples (republicofdecor.com) The Carrara marble finish and rose gold hardware make this Stephanie Johnson ML Traveler cosmetics bag ($75) an attractive travel companion, but it’s what’s on the inside (i.e. plenty of room, two snap-out mesh zip pouches, and one removable clear zip pouch) that really counts. Gattle’s, Naples (gattles.com)

While the embroidered camel and tassels on these Soludos slippers ($89) speak to your adventurous spirit, the comfortable espadrille design shows you are a savvy jet-setter. Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples (saksfifthavenue.com) 36

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The perfect reusable bag for all your swag, Loqi’s environmentally friendly totes ($11) are strong, waterproof, washable, and feature bold designs from artists around the world. BRuno, Naples (brunonaples.com)

Help female entrepreneurs bloom with this Seed Box ($98) from Tory Burch. The collection includes thoughtfully chosen, chic products made by women, and 100 percent of net proceeds benefit the Tory Burch Foundation to advance women’s empowerment. Tory Burch, Naples (toryburch.com)

FIND BALANCE

Created by a professional massage therapist, T Spheres ($35) fuse massage and aromatherapy in one portable product. Pure essential oils, such as peppermint and grapefruit in the Perk Up set, blend with massage balls designed to replicate the pressure of a palm. The selfmassage system also can be used in heat and ice therapies. (tspheres.com)

Drink in the benefits of gemstones with a ViA glass water bottle ($78) from VitaJuwel. Choose from 17 gemstone blends to suit your desired mood, such as the quartz and amethyst in the Wellness variety, and screw in the gem-pod base to infuse your water with its attributes. Nordstrom, Naples (nordstrom.com)

Make mindfulness part of your daily to-do list with purse-friendly Mindfulness Cards: Simple Practices for Everyday Life ($17) from Chronicle Books. Draw a card from the four color-coded categories (Rest & Balance, Insight & Awareness, Curiosity & Joy, and Kindness) to focus your thoughts and exercise your mind. Anthropologie, Naples (anthropologie.com)

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Is it vrai or is it faux? Bags and shoes from Christian Louboutin’s Spring-Summer collection beg the question with delicate digits emblazoned in leather, manicured in rouge, and adorned with sparkly rings. Look too quickly at a ballet flat in motion and optical tricks will lead you to believe the former. Reminiscent of Elsa Schiaparelli’s surrealist designs, this cheeky display of trompe l’oeil demonstrates that an illusion can be just as chic as the real thing. Turn the page for more sartorial musts.

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STYLE NOTES FLOWER POWER: Channel your inner Twiggy with bold floral prints and accents CHECKMATE: Checker patterns update the trend from redux to fashion forward NEARLY NUDE: Keep your beauty look clean with a neutral color palette

BELLE FLEUR Flower brooch ($495), Saint Laurent, saintlaurent.com

PLATFORM PRIDE Valentino Garavani stacked heels ($495), Valentino, Marissa Collections, Naples

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PRIM & PROPER Silk sling-back pumps with embellished brooch buckle ($1,695), Roger Vivier, rogervivier.com

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PRADA, RESORT 2019 Mixing fabrics, textures, and prints gives the era a fresh look.

MOD SQUAD Daisy calf leather Anita boots ($1,100), Michael Kors Collection, Marissa Collections, Naples

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Coffered ceilings lined with silver-leaf tea paper reflect light from bronze lanterns, creating a glamorous Hollywood feel. This vibe is carried across the kitchen and great room, both of which are part of one continuous open space.

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reathing personality into a model home is not an easy task. In the absence of inhabitants with lifestyle goals and preferences, distinct tastes, and personal histories, a space is nothing more than a pretty shell. That was the challenge presented to Sheila Corasaniti-Cook and Leslie Gebert of Vogue Interior Design in Bonita Springs, the team commissioned to design the San Michele II model in Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club in Miromar Lakes. Developer Jerry Colton, CEO of Fort Myers–based Harbourside Custom Homes, looked to Gebert and Corasaniti-Cook to create a livable yet sophisticated space that integrated indoor and outdoor living. The first spark of inspiration came courtesy of a textile sourced at High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina. “The fabric is a drapable silk—hand-dyed with black, taupe, and gold—from a small designer who had worked for one of the French couturiers,” Gebert says. The textile, which was used on pillows and a throw in the master bedroom, set the tone for the color palette. Splashes of black and gold punctuate the otherwise neutral decor, adding a hint of drama to a qui-

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Playing with warm, textural fabrics against hard surfaces like chrome and mirrors lends a sophisticated, modern look. Handdesigned silk fabric accented in gold, black, and taupe in the master suite and living area adds a bit of drama to the soft gray background.

etly elegant scheme of ivory and gray. The nods to glamour are first evident in the entrance gallery, where coffered ceilings are lined with silver-leaf tea paper that reflects light from delicate bronze lanterns. The space leads to a great room defined by an intricate beamed ceiling. A textured, gray-toned linen wallpaper flanked by black mosaic tile panels calls attention to the media wall, while a pair of smoked-glass mirrors adds a subtle note of reflectivity. The black-and-gold palette is repeated in the pillow and drape fabrics, as well as in the quartet of coffee tables. “I like to play warm, textural fabrics against hard surfaces like chrome and mirrors,” Gebert explains. Because the kitchen and great room are part of the same open space, the design team ensured the two areas complemented each another. The tray ceiling in the breakfast room echoes the tones used in the great room, and the burnished silver table top has a similar glimmer to the coffered ceiling in the foyer. Grays appear in the kitchen as well, on the island base and in the veining of the marble backsplash. Knowing that the kitchen is a popular gathering space for parties and casual dining, the designers installed a TV on the range hood. Private spaces are luxe, romantic, and imbued with a hint of drama reminiscent of a 1940s movie set. In the master bedroom, pops of black and strong architectural details provide a counterpoint to soft curves,

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tactile fabrics, and a subtle shimmer. The master bath is awash in natural light from a transom window, though jewel-like fixtures provide beautiful illumination at night. There are practical notes, too: Large porcelain floor tiles look almost exactly like marble but require very little maintenance. In keeping with Colton’s directive to create a fluid connection between indoors and outdoors, the designers installed 10-foot sliders in the master suite and great room. When the doors pocket into the wall, the interior and exterior read as one contiguous space. The outdoor living room sits beneath stained-cypress coffered ceilings and NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | JANUARY 2019

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encompasses seating groups, a dining table, and summer kitchen. Beyond the gathering areas are a swimming pool and hot tub overlooking expanses of water and green space. “Outdoor rooms are an integral part of the design,” Gebert says. “Today, we enjoy outdoor living more and more, whether entertaining or just lounging.” While it’s true that a model home should have universal appeal, it also should inspire potential homeowners as to the possibilities of custom design. In that regard, the team hit a home run. «

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Take a cue from nature’s most dazzling bird by adding splashes of PEACOCK-BLUE hues to the home By Liza Grant Smith

CUTTING EDGE L’Objet’s Fortuny Tapa canapé plates ($195 for set of four), with an energetic print and 24-karat gold accenting, prove sophisticated tableware can be both fun and fabulous. Gattle’s, Naples (gattles.com)

CENTER OF ATTENTION This Badash Crystal Monaco centerpiece bowl ($125) is a brilliant vessel for floral creations and fruit selections, or a standalone piece that can light up a cabinet with rich color. Agostino’s Fine Furniture & Design, Naples (agostinos.com)

OMBRÉ OOMPH Jet set to Morocco without ever leaving home thanks to Kevin O’Brien Studio’s Arches pillow ($378), featuring a trellis pattern and ombré effect evocative of treasured finds from the souks of Marrakech. Judith Liegeois Designs, Naples (judithliegeois designs.com)

FINE-FEATHERED FOCUS Nan Wright of Wright Interior Group in Naples played the blues throughout this home to compose an exciting interior melody. “The custom-made bed in a cream-colored fabric needed to be framed by a rich, dramatic color to truly pop off the wall,” she says. “The peacock-blue color is carried throughout the home in the fabrics we selected, not only in this room but in other rooms in pillows and accessories. To make the home harmonious, we chose to use it on the walls in the master bedroom.” (wrightinterior.com)

ALL THE RIGHT ANGLES This table lamp ($417) from Regina Andrew Design cuts a captivating profile with gemstone coloring and facets offset by a gold-leaf base. Clive Daniel Home, Naples (clivedaniel.com)

PLUSH CRUSH A modern and elegant interpretation of the classic wingback chair, the Four Hands Marlow chair ($595) can act as a stately dining-table head or a cozy retreat in a quiet corner. Matter Brothers Furniture, Naples (matterbrothersfurniture.com) 52

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Come to ORDER A Naples pro organizer shares her best advice for decluttering in 2019 By Liza Grant Smith While the closet may be the Mount Everest of organizing projects, there are numerous other decluttering expeditions that boast big rewards when conquered. Here, Jill Bellucci, founder of Jill Bellucci Organizing in Naples, divulges her secrets for bringing maximum order to the home. (jillbellucciorganizing.com) NI: What is your personal philosophy when it comes to home organization? Bellucci: It always goes back to does this piece

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bring you happiness and do you actually use it? If it doesn’t, it’s probably time to get rid of it. What is your recommended schedule for organizing? People should spread out projects. Start in one space and complete it before moving on. Don’t bring chaos to a bunch of areas in the house at the same time, and don’t think you can get it done all in one day. Be sure to work your way up when it comes to time spent organizing. I like to work with people in threeto-four-hour blocks. Most people just can’t go longer than that at one time as it can be a very emotional process, in addition to the hard work involved. Then, once it’s done, you need to stay on top of it at least monthly. I like to say getting organized is a marathon, not a sprint.

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PANTRY Tip: Organize and label similar products together. Be sure to throw out expired items. Tool: OXO pop containers ($100 for set of 10), Williams Sonoma, Naples (williamssonoma.com)

DEVICES Tip: Have a designated area for this. Don’t have your phone, watch, and iPad all placed in different areas. I love the stands that hold and charge everything together. Tool: Portable charging center for tech gear ($130), G.U.S. (greatusefulstuff.com)

l BEDSIDE TABLE Tip: I recommend keeping pertinent items you actually use in a drawer. My top drawer is storage for everything I need at bedtime. I use mostly clear bins and containers for this. Tool: Rectangular acrylic trays ($4-$5 each), The Container Store (thecontainerstore.com)

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Bask in the state’s all-season splendor while luxuriating in the heart of the WILD WEST in Jackson Hole

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By Paul Rubio

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A natural paradise of mountains, meadows, geysers, and hot springs, Wyoming’s northwest parklands are arguably the nation’s most magnificent. At the core of this extreme majesty lies Jackson Hole, the famed valley carved between the Teton and Gros Ventre mountain ranges. This gateway to the unspoiled Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks is peppered with all the trappings coveted in modern Wild West exploration: craft breweries, farm-to-table restaurants, world-class accommodations, and alfresco activities. Here we spotlight ample reasons to make Wyoming your next American adventure. NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | JANUARY 2019

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In between luxuriating at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole (right), venture into Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, where American buffalo and various bears roam free, and vibrant panoramas are commonplace.

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THE GREAT OUTDOORS Skyscraping, snowcapped mountains carved by glacial retreat; the colorful and steaming fury of North America’s largest super volcano; exposed rock from inner earth painted by the geological time clock over millions of years; the arboreal reach of classic subalpine forest juxtaposed against upper-altitude emerald lakes. Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park have rightfully earned status as some of the world’s most stunning parklands. Add to the mix the prolific wildlife that thrives in these environs—from grizzly and black bears to bison and wolves—and the result is a region that’s as topographically and ecologically diverse as it is visually exciting. Indeed, this is America’s nucleus for mind-blowing photo safaris and scenic drives. But these parklands and the areas beyond aren’t just for observing; they’re also for playing. Regard-

less of the time of year, northwestern Wyoming flourishes as a center for outdoor enthusiasts. As autumn’s falling leaves make way for winter’s magical white panoramas, blanketed mountains transform into award-winning ski slopes where sledding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing abound. As colors explode in spring and summer, swimming, hiking, and fly-fishing rule the land under brilliant blue skies. Naturally, the balance between physical pursuits and picturesque journeys varies by season and personal preference. While both national parks remain open year-round, the majority of entrance points and interior roads close during the harsh winter months and reopen in late spring. For most visitors, winter tends to be all about skiing and après-ski fun in and around Jackson Hole, perhaps with a brief jaunt into Grand Teton National Park. However, come May, the land once again grows verdant and welcomes newborn wildlife. By summer, flora and fauna reclaim center stage across both parks as furry residents frolic and fraternize in what feels like extended recess. This is also prime time to view Yellowstone’s extraordinary geysers and hot springs. The park’s active volcanic turf is home to half of the world’s geysers, none more predictable than Old Faithful, which erupts like clockwork every 91 minutes. At the Grand Prismatic Spring, gawk at the got-to-seeit-to-believe-it natural pool painted in every hue of the rainbow thanks to the ethereal bacteria living in it. Farther north in the park, Yellowstone’s own “Grand Canyon,” a 1,000-foot-deep depression, wows onlookers with its towering waterfalls.

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THE GREAT INDOORS The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole (fourseasons.com/jacksonhole) capitalizes on the multiple dimensions of Wyoming’s great outdoors. Nestled in Teton Village, one of the valley’s many idyllic micro-towns, the property boasts rusticchic, lodge-style rooms, each with a private balcony overlooking the mountainous terrain. A Native American design motif pays homage to regional heritage, underscored by wood, stone, and leather accents. The resort’s location translates to immediate access to the best ski slopes as it’s steps away from the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort tram, which delivers riders to the mountaintop in nine minutes. Getting into Grand Teton National Park is also a breeze, with the Granite Canyon entrance a three-minute drive away. All-season hiking trails dot the property’s perimeter, and an in-house outfitter provides naturalistled safaris (typically by a vehicle in spring, summer, and fall, and by small aircraft and snowmobile in winter). A full-service spa, heated swimming pool, and three bars and restaurants—including the sublime mountain steak house Westbank Grill—mean that even during the most inclement weather, days at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole are never short of glorious. Beyond Teton Village, the charming town of Jackson offers a cocktail and dining scene that rivals most big cities, complete with a laid-back, Western twist. In the early evening, kick back over seasonal beers in the tap room at Roadhouse Brewing Co. (roadhouse brewery.com), sampling an ever-changing selection of ales, hazy IPAs, and stouts. Afterward, enjoy some live music and contemporary gastropub fare at sister establishment Roadhouse Pub & Eatery, which also features a five-barrel brewhouse with 30-plus beers on tap.

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Rooms at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole feature private balconies. Other resort amenities include a full-service spa (above) and the on-site Westbank Grill (below).

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Clockwise from left: Sample craft beer at Roadhouse Brewing Co.; indulge in a Cream + Sugar ice cream sandwich and other delicacies at The Kitchen.

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Oenophiles should consider a night at Bin 22 (bin22 jacksonhole.com), a small wine shop with an intimate Italian restaurant tucked into the back. Snack on salumi, house-made mozzarella, and charred octopus over flights of Italian and Spanish wines. Bonus: It’s possible to buy a bottle of wine in the shop and drink it at the table with no corkage fee. Reserve in advance to dine at Asian-influenced, farm-to-table restaurant The Kitchen (thekitchenjack sonhole.com). Here, dishes like duck breast over a ginger-scallion crepe and buffalo ribeye with a Korean chili-garlic sauce headline the menu. Cap off any—or every—night with Jackson Hole’s famous Cream + Sugar ice cream sandwich, made of seasonal artisan ice cream layered between miniature chocolate chip cookies and coated in sprinkles. Another bonus: These local delicacies are on the dessert menu of all the aforementioned restaurants. Whether seeking an active or languid vacation, Wyoming is a sure bet. Between the state’s iconic parklands and Jackson Hole’s cosmopolitan amenities, visitors are in for a quintessential Western excursion with luxury appeal. «

Spotlight on Naples’ Own Whistleblower Attorney:

Benjamin Yormak

Mr. Yormak is a Board Certified Expert in Labor & Employment Law and is also a

frequent lecturer on a variety of labor and employment law topics. Mr. Yormak has devoted a significant part of his practice on whistleblower cases and cases involving fraud against the government. Mr. Yormak has been recognized by SuperLawyers Magazine as a Rising Star in 2016, 2017 and 2018, an honor bestowed upon only the top 2% of Florida attorneys as voted by their peers. He has also won the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award from 2012-2018. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, several federal appellate courts, Florida’s federal district courts, the Florida Supreme Court, and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

THE MOST COMMON FRAUDS WE SEE ARE: Medicare fraud • Kickbacks • Self-Referrals • Upcoding Off-Label Marketing • Ponzi schemes • Stock Inflation Whistleblower reward laws and whistleblower reward programs enable qualifying whistleblowers to recover anywhere from 10% to 30% of the government’s recovery. Recent examples include: U.S. v. Hanjin et. al, $236 million (Nov. 2018), U.S. v. Abbott Labs, $25 million (Oct. 2018), U.S. v. Eye Centers of Florida, $525,000 (Oct. 2018), U.S. v. AmerisourceBergen, $625 million (Oct. 2018), U.S. v. Healthcare Partners, $270 million (Oct. 2018), U.S. v. Health Management Associates, $260 million (Sept. 2018).

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Why your passion for whistleblowing? Because accountability, justice, and fairness should still matter in the modern world! So, we represent whistleblowers for the same reasons that they come forward to expose wrongdoing because when individuals or companies cheat to line their own pocket, that hurts each and every one of us as tax payers.

What case has made you most proud? Undoubtedly, United States v. 21st Century Oncology et. al (2015) where we successfully represented a whistleblower regarding Medicare fraud right here in Southwest Florida, which has resulted in a recovery of more than $25 million. That’s a huge victory for taxpayers!

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Soak up ocean views at the pool and dine on tasty toasts and other healthy options at Plnthouse.

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The Spartan Gym, which measures 14,000 square feet, is dedicated to functional fitness. A modern, beachy feel is prevalent throughout the rooms and suites.

South Beach is known for attracting celebrities, partygoers, and tourists to its sun-drenched surf and nightlife. Now, adventurous fitness buffs are flocking to 1 Hotel South Beach, a sleek, luxury property home to the first-ever Spartan Gym. In late 2016, Spartan Race partnered with the hotel to create the ultimate gym for endurance athletes and weekend warriors, whether they be training for an obstacle course or simply looking for a new challenge. The 14,000-square-foot space hosts rigorous workouts taught by Spartan-certified trainers and boasts a variety of custom-built obstacles, such as a horizontal cargo net and a rope-climbing wall. Prefer “om” over obstacles? Strike a pose and nurture the mindbody connection in Pure Power Yoga or Deep Stretch and Meditation classes, among other offerings. Guests can balance a vigorous workout with pampering at the hotel’s Bamford Haybarn Spa, located just steps from the gym. As part of the spa’s holistic approach to wellness, the products used in skin and body treatments are created with organically certified

ingredients. Try the Bamford Signature Treatment that includes a footbath, reflexology, a pressure-point massage, and a centering finish of yogic breathing. With a dozen treatment rooms amid a minimalist backdrop of whitewashed reclaimed wood and soothing neutral tones, the goal is to create a connection with nature. It’s a theme that seamlessly mirrors the hotel’s eco-friendly design. Sustainability efforts are visible throughout the property and within the minute details of its spacious rooms, where clothes hangers are made of recycled materials and even the hotel keys are crafted from recovered wood. This vision of eco-conscious living extends to the masterfully creative dishes served at Plnthouse, one of several restaurants on property. At this haven for healthy eating, the satiating avocado toast with shaved vegetables is a post-workout must. Afterward, indulge in a refreshing afternoon dip in one of the oceanfront pools or relax in a chaise lounge along 600 feet of white-sand beach as the sun sinks into the Atlantic Ocean. (1hotels.com) «

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VIBE: Sophisticated, free-spirited, and incredibly artistic WHEN TO visit: July, August, and September are the best months with warm days, bluebird skies, and cool nights.

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FOR A CULTURAL OUTING: Visit the Georgia O’Keeffe museum and her home in Abiqui (okeeffemuseum.org) or Ghost Ranch (ghostranch.org), the site of her first home in New Mexico.

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WHERE TO STAY: The Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi (rose woodhotels.com) or the Inn of the Five Graces (fivegraces.com), both of which are near the Santa Fe Plaza, the heart of the city. WHERE TO SHOP: Canyon Road (visitcanyonroad.com) has hundreds of galleries, artist studios, designer jewelry shops, and restaurants all within one short mile.

BEST WAY TO SPEND A FREE MORNING: Hiking Atalaya Mountain and finishing with a cup of hot Mexican mocha and a croissant with the locals at Downtown Subscription. MUST-DO EXPERIENCE NOT IN THE GUIDEBOOKS: Attend a Pueblo Feast Day (santafe selection.com), which includes traditional dances and cultural activities celebrating Native American heritage.

HOW TO START THE DAY: Breakfast at our favorite organic restaurant, Café Pasqual’s (pasquals.com). The breakfast quesadilla is reason alone to visit Santa Fe. go-to RESTAURANTS: The Compound (compound restaurant.com), a converted adobe home in a magnificent setting, and Geronimo (geronimo restaurant.com) for the fiery sweet chili and honey grilled Mexican white prawns.

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Businesswoman Barbara Balser has long volunteered her time to causes close to her heart, such as education, social issues, and the arts. She served as national chair of the AntiDefamation League from 2003 to 2006 and is a lifetime trustee of the Naples Children & Education Foundation, founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. When summer rolls around, the part-time Naples resident heads west to her vacation home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Nicknamed “The City Different,” Santa Fe enjoys international acclaim for its sunsets, mountains, and art scene made famous by such artists as Georgia O’Keeffe. The destination’s relaxed pace and sophisticated vibe have lured Balser and her husband to this desert paradise for the last 25 years. —Carla Evans

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BEST WAY TO RELAX: A massage at Ten Thousand Waves (tenthousandwaves.com), a Japanese mountain spa with a gastro pub. HOMETOWN GOODS TO STOCKPILE: Handmade silver belt buckles, stud sets, turquoise jewelry from Malouf on the Plaza (maloufontheplaza. com), and authentic Native American pottery from Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery (andrea fisherpottery.com).

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Diamond in the Rough

Named after the largest diamond ever mined, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan ventures off the beaten path IN STYLE By Howard Walker

Eleanor is leading the way. With her head forward and gossamer wings outstretched, Rolls-Royce’s iconic Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament provides the perfect sightline as we claw our way up Snow King Mountain. Considering her surroundings, maybe Eleanor should have traded the flowy gossamer for a Patagonia jacket and some Merrell hiking boots. Piloting a $325,000 Rolls-Royce up this 7,800-foot-high ski mountain is a surreal experience. Here, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, rocks and gravel crunch under the car’s 22-inch tires, its long hood tilting skyward. Why attempt such an ascent? Because the folks at Rolls-Royce are keen to demonstrate that their Cullinan SUV, the first ever Rolls-Royce 4x4, has serious off-road chops. And from where I’m sitting—luxuriating in waterimpervious, box-grain leather—they’ve done a spectacular job. 68

PRICE: FROM $325,000 ENGINE: 6.75-LITER TWINTURBO V-12 POWER: 563 HP TORQUE: 627 LB-FT TRANSMISSION: 8-SPEED AUTOMATIC 0-60: 5.0 SECONDS TOP SPEED: 155 MPH LENGTH/WIDTH: 210/79 INCHES WEIGHT: 6,069 POUNDS WHY WE LOVE IT: BECAUSE THERE’S NO FINER WAY OF TAKING THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED.

Because the Rolls-Royce mantra for the Cullinan is “Effortless Everywhere,” this incredible hulk—all three tons of it—goes off the beaten track with the same kind of panache it exudes when cruising the highway. At the press of a button, the Cullinan will rise up on its self-leveling air suspension, soften the throttle response of the big V-12, and work out whether it’s dealing with mud, snow, wet grass, or loose gravel and rocks. In the mile-and-a-half climb to the Snow King summit, using the oh-so-narrow, rockstrewn service trail, the Cullinan displays all the sure-footedness of Michael Jackson doing the moonwalk, making its way to the top without putting a tire out of place. Later in the day, hammering along rutted forest roads, splashing through streams, and crunching through early season frost and snow, this SUV delivers a magic carpet–like ride. The majority of Cullinan buyers will never even dream of getting the tires dirty or risk scratching that mirror-like paintwork taking the road less traveled. But it seems they’re prepared to spend big on a vehicle that gives them the absolute peace of mind that they could if they so desired. Besides, it can get pretty snowy on the way up the mountain to Aspen, Gstaad, or St. Moritz. And with the ability to wade through water

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almost 2 feet deep, the Cullinan can return drivers to their Miami penthouses during inevitable South Florida flooding. Yet when you set this off-road stuff aside for a second, what you’re left with is a Rolls-Royce without all the pomp and circumstance of the flagship Phantom on which the Cullinan is loosely based. There’s no need for a peak-capped chauffeur here, and owners will have no problem using the Cullinan as a daily driver. In fact, once you’ve driven it, chances are it will take wild horses to drag you out from behind the wheel. That’s because it drives like a dream. Under the hood sits a reworked version of the Phantom’s twin-turbo 6.75-liter V-12 cranking out 563

hp and 627 lb-ft of torque, all delivered from just 1,600 rpm. Squeezing the throttle is like triggering a nuclear reaction. Just watch as the rear of this 6,069-pound leviathan dips slightly, Ms. Eleanor perched on the trademark Parthenon grille rises up a tad, and the Cullinan lunges at the horizon. You’ll be speeding toward 60 in 5 seconds flat, and the acceleration won’t quit until it hits 155 mph. The car’s silence throughout this showmanship is otherworldly. Rolls-Royce developed foam-filled tires specially for the Cullinan. There’s also 220 pounds of sound-deadening insulation lining the cabin, and all the glass is double-glazed. You’re likely to hear more noise in a bank vault at midnight than you would inside a Cullinan at speed. Criticisms? I still struggle with the boxy, almost cartoonish styling. For me, the roof looks way too high, the waist too low—though that provides tremendous visibility for those inside. That being said, you still wouldn’t want to park it next to a Range Rover. What you have here, however, is truly the Rolls-Royce of SUVs; a vehicle so capable, so luxurious, so exquisitely built, nothing else comes close. «

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Make self-care a priority by committing to six key areas of wellness that can lead to a longer—and better—life BY CARY BARBOR

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lthough life expectancy in the United States recently dropped for the third year in a row to 78.6 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Neapolitans have a reason to rejoice: The lifespan in the Naples metropolitan area is 83.5 years, among the longest in the country, research shows. But living longer isn’t the only goal. Making those extra years healthier, happier, and more fulfilling is the mission. Here, Naples-based experts in fitness, food, and medicine share their guidance on how to live long and prosper—physically, emotionally, and joyfully. Get Moving Angela Gagauf, a personal trainer and owner of 50 Plus Personal Training in Naples, says that when it comes to longevity, “there are two types: the healthy type and the living-dead type.”

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She’s only half joking, she says, adding that the difference is exercise. Gagauf, who works with clients age 50 and older, believes strength training is the most important piece of the movement puzzle as we age. Building muscle helps stave off osteoporosis, a weakening of bones that can lead to breaks, as well as sarcopenia, which is the loss of muscle tissue. “People think we get weaker as we get older,” Gagauf says. “But we get weaker because we stop moving. And that’s why we lose muscle mass.” A study in the journal Family Practice showed that about 13 percent of people in 74

their 60s and nearly half of people in their 80s had lost muscle tissue through lack of use. The good news, however, is that it’s never too late to work on your strength. A University of Sydney study found that eight weeks of highintensity strength training significantly enhanced the abilities of nine frail nursing home residents aged 90 and older. They improved their strength an average of 174 percent, increased muscle mass in the mid-thigh by 9 percent, and increased their walking speed 48 percent. Staying fit can also help decrease the chance of developing high blood pressure, high cho-

lesterol, and diabetes. And exercise can lessen the impact if these conditions already exist. “Several of my clients who began eating properly and exercising were able to go off their blood pressure medication,” Gagauf says. Another important factor as we age is flexibility. “I call it stretching for mobility,” she adds. “I don’t need my clients to be able to do a split. But if you’re not flexible, you lose some of your mobility. And your balance is affected. The No. 1 reason adults fall is that they don’t have good balance and strength.” Dr. Joel Ying, a Naples internal medicine specialist with an integrative practice, agrees

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WHAT’S GOING TO GIVE US PASSION AND PURPOSE IS WHAT’S GOING TO KEEP US PRESENT IN OUR LIVES AND IN THE MOMENT.” —JOEL YING

about the importance of fitness. “There are no negatives,” he says. And along with all the physical benefits, exercise offers just as many mental and emotional ones. “Physical fitness in middle age is tied to a lower risk of depression in later life,” he says. “In addition, cardiovascular fitness is generally associated with more cognitive function.” In other words, what’s good for the heart is also good for the mind and spirit. Peace of Mind Mindfulness is receiving a lot of buzz lately, but what is it? Simply put, it’s being present in

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the moment and more attentive to what you’re doing. When practiced in earnest, it’s linked to longevity as it has been shown to boost the immune system as well as overall health and well-being. When pursuing a path to a more mindful you, exercise can be a very advantageous route. “Any kind of movement that can help you get into a meditative space is very helpful,” Ying says. One well-studied example is tai chi, a graceful exercise derived from a martial art that can augment strength and body awareness. It consists of slow, purposeful motions that usually encompass the whole body, and research shows that it reduces falls in senior adults by about half. Meditation is another way to practice mindfulness. While it often evokes images of sitting cross-legged on the floor of a quiet room, meditation can look vastly different from one practitioner to another. For many, the most beneficial meditative task is training the mind to observe thoughts without chasing them. “You don’t need to follow your thought from here to the grocery store, pick up all your things, and come back,” Ying says. “You can do that later. The mind is going to keep thinking thoughts. You can choose not to follow them. “Mindfulness is important for giving us space and a little peace of mind to create the life we want—to let our minds, emotions, and bodies become quieter so we’re not in fight or

flight mode all the time.” Those interested in exploring mindfulness can take advantage of a bevy of free online tools. YouTube, for example, is filled with guided meditations. Beginners who prefer a group setting can visit local community centers or yoga studios. Open Mind Zen in Naples welcomes beginners and has several meditation sessions each week for a suggested donation of $10. Be Joyful Have you belly laughed lately? Or gotten caught up in the pleasure of art or a hobby that feeds your soul? If not, you may be missing an important element of a longer, happier life: joy. What brings joy is unique to everyone. It may be strolling on the beach or dining with good friends. Finding a purpose in life is another avenue to bliss. Perhaps you want to give back to your community or spend more time with your grandchildren. “What’s going to give us passion and purpose is what’s going to keep us present in our lives and in the moment,” Ying says. Spend some quiet time thinking about what this means for you and how you can regularly work it into your life. Does it involve signing up for a painting class? Getting on the volunteer roster of an organization you believe in? Whatever it is, be sure to make it a priority. Treat it like an appointment and put it on your NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | JANUARY 2019

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calendar each week, because it’s all too easy to let other things get in the way of joy.

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Food for Thought While mindfulness and the pursuit of happiness might seem highfalutin or difficult to grasp, food is a key factor to longevity that’s a bit easier to understand and master. NI spoke with Jennifer Khosla of Lean and Green Body in Naples, who shared some simple guidelines for healthy eating. ● Eat real, whole foods. With some exceptions, a good tip is to avoid things that come in a bag or a box. ● Get plenty of fiber. Some great sources are fresh fruits and vegetables. ● Buy local, organic foods when possible, and know where your food comes from. Farmer Mike’s U Pick in Bonita Springs is a working farm that follows non-GMO and sustainable practices. During this time of year, Naples is also home to an array of farmers markets that can help you nosh nutritiously. Sugar. White sugar is a highly processed food that, like other processed foods, should be avoided. And substitutes such as agave or stevia really aren’t any better, explains Khosla. They, too, can cause blood sugar to spike and crash, which is hard on the adrenal system. Those who can’t beat sweet cravings should try raw honey, she advises. Spice. Whether you cook with them or throw them in a smoothie, certain spices may

contribute to longevity. Turmeric has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, while cinnamon may help moderate blood sugar levels. Ginger is also an anti-inflammatory that can relieve digestive upset. “I love ginger lemon shots in the morning,” Khosla says. And everything nice. You don’t have to forsake dining out in your quest to eat better. Some of Khosla’s favorite restaurants specialize in healthy meals and snacks, such as True Food Kitchen, which she recommends for lunch and happy hour, and Delicious Raw, a haven for juice devotees and avocado-toast fans. She also enjoys the sushi at Maguro Sushi and the small meals at High Tide Bar & Grill in the Naples Whole Foods location. In addition to eating right, make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Given Southwest Florida’s tropical climate, Khosla suggests bumping the recommended 8 glasses a day to 12. “Not only does it help to keep us hydrated, but it helps to flush out toxins from our bodies,” she says. Made in the Shade Speaking of Florida’s tropical climate, another essential factor to leading a longer, healthier life is to protect skin from the sun. According to Naples dermatologist Rebecca Lambert, the best way to do that is by wearing sun-protective clothing and sunscreen. “I can always tell on which hand my golfing patients wear their golf glove by the number

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of brown spots and precancerous lesions on the exposed hand,” she says. “Some patients have started wearing gloves on both hands and have seen significant improvement in both the appearance and health of the skin. Similarly, patients who have started wearing long sleeves have seen dramatic improvement in the quality of their forearm skin in just a few months.” Meanwhile, most people use less than half of the recommended amount of sunscreen. When lathering up, picture a full shot glass, because about an ounce of sunscreen is needed to cover the body. “Have you seen people using spray sunscreen at the beach on a windy day?” Lambert asks. “Little is making it onto the skin. I’m sure you have also seen stripes of burn where people missed applying the sunscreen.” The best technique, she says, is to apply it before getting dressed so you are not at the mercy of a shifting bathing suit strap or waistband. “I recommend [using] a sunscreen with SPF 30 or above that contains zinc or titanium to get adequate protection from ultraviolet rays,” Lambert says. “Just as important is to find a sunscreen you like and that agrees with your skin so that you are more likely to use it regularly. If you have dry skin, use a cream. If you have oily skin, use a gel. I love EltaMD Clear, which contains zinc but is still light enough to wear under makeup. Many of my patients love the tinted version and use it instead of makeup.”

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Sleep Tight For aging adults, getting a good night’s rest can be a struggle, as research shows that circadian rhythms are less able to reset themselves as we get older. But this doesn’t mean you can go without sleep. In fact, lack of sleep contributes mightily to such conditions as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, stroke, and Alzheimer’s. On top of all that, poor sleep can lead to the brain aging faster than normal. Those still chasing Zs should try these tips from the National Sleep Foundation: ● Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Drinking

caffeine as early as lunchtime can interfere with sleep. And alcohol is not a “sleep aid.” Metabolizing it actually interferes with the body’s ability to sleep. ● Replace your mattress. The lifespan of a mattress is around 9 or 10 years, so older ones could be causing you to toss and turn. ● Keep screens—cellphones, laptops, TVs, and more—out of the bedroom. One study showed that people who looked at tablets just before bed had significantly lower levels of the hormone melatonin, which helps regulate sleep. ● Give yourself a bedtime ritual that is soothing and quiet, and consider trying one of the guided meditations mentioned earlier. Ying, the Naples internal medicine specialist, sums it up when he says we tend to neglect self-care. “Our own health often gets put on the back burner,” he says. “We are faced every day with choices—diet choices and exercise choices. If you’re ignoring them, you’re also making a choice. And eventually, that will catch up with you.” The bottom line? “If you’re getting the movement, sleep, and food you need, the rest of your life is going to go much better,” he says. And with good genes and a little luck, it’s going to last much longer, too. «

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For an unprecedented third year in a row, the Naples metropolitan area ranked No. 1 in the United States for well-being. Naples residents responding to a national poll said they’re happier, healthier, and more socially connected—all factors found in communities with exceptional longevity. Since 2008, the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index has examined the quality of life across five elements: sense of purpose, social relationships, financial security, relationship to the community, and physical health. While Naples’ superb climate and natural beauty surely contribute to happiness, the poll’s results indicate a larger trend bubbling below the surface. Dig deeper and it becomes evident that this region’s top-ranked wellness is not just a feeling but a lifestyle, one intricately tied to the Blue Zones Project. “I think the biggest influence has been the Blue Zones Project and excellent health locally,” says Dr. Allen Weiss, president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System, which operates two hospitals in Naples and outpatient facilities from Bonita Springs to Marco Island. “We were ranked seventy-third seven years ago and are now first for three consecutive years. We live six years longer than the average American.”

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Weiss is unapologetic in his push to use the community’s health-care resources for prevention more than repair. In fact, he was instrumental in bringing the Blue Zones Project to Naples in 2014. NCH underwrites this community-wide initiative, which aims to improve well-being by making healthy choices easier to follow. The project touches upon every element of a community—from the workplace to schools, restaurants, and grocery stores. But it also prioritizes self-care and societal involvement with the idea that engaged and productive residents make well-being a priority for themselves and their neighbors. In his role at NCH, Weiss has seen these concepts yield positive results. After three NCH nurses were diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer, the hospital changed some of its health insurance options and added wellness programs, cooking classes, and specialized workshops for employees. These efforts not only provided those working at NCH with convenient avenues to adopt healthier habits, but they also lowered the hospital’s health-care costs. If this was achievable within the NCH system, what could such a program mean for the entire community? This thought led Weiss to discover the work of Dan Buettner and the Blue Zones Project.

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“I searched nationally for effective and proven programs with real metrics and came up with the Blue Zones folks,” says Weiss, who personally traveled to some of the U.S. locations where the earliest Blue Zones Projects took place. Buettner is an explorer and author whose 20-plus years of research on longevity and the communities that nurture it debuted in a National Geographic cover story entitled “The Secrets of Long Life” in November 2005. The edition became one of the best-selling issues in the magazine’s history. As he further explored this subject, Buettner identified five Blue Zones, regions around the world with the highest life expectancy or proportions of centenarians. He published these findings in his 2008 book, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, which became a New York Times best seller. He followed it in 2010 with the release of Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way, in 2015 with The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People, and in 2017 with The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons from the World’s Happiest People. NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | JANUARY 2019

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In his latest book, researcher Dan Buettner shares inspirational tales about living to 100.

Buettner coined the term Blue Zones for the blue circles he marked on the map as he identified communities with extraordinary longevity. He circled Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula; the Greek island of Ikaria; and the Seventh-day Adventist community of Loma Linda, California. “Coincidently, those also are among the happiest places on Earth,” Buettner says. “It’s not because they try to live a long time, but they are living in a place where the healthy choice is unavoidable.” As Buettner explains, living healthy doesn’t automatically guarantee happiness, but living unhealthy almost guarantees unhappiness. “It’s very hard to be happy when you’re unhealthy.” Buettner’s research showed similar lifestyle choices among each of these communities, a set of characteristics he later dubbed the Power Nine principles. They center on moving naturally as part of daily life, eating wisely, knowing your life’s purpose, and belonging to a social community. The Blue Zones Project leverages these ideas into active concepts to improve the areas in which we live, work, learn, and play. The thinking is that if our environment directly influences our choices, then we have to make healthy options intrinsic to our environment. “When it comes to longevity and happiness, it’s got to

be something people do for a lifetime,” Buettner says. “We stay very focused not on changing behavior but on optimizing the environment. We don’t tell city governments what [projects] to choose. We don’t tell schools what to teach. We offer Blue Zone certification with choices that have helped other people improve health.” Since the Blue Zones Project launched in Collier County, nearly 200 businesses and organizations—including restaurants, grocery stores, schools, worksites, and faith-based institutes—have become Blue Zone certified. Residents and visitors can see Blue Zone ideals in effect throughout the community. The Naples Walking Club, for example, is less interested in race-walking and more concerned with promoting consistency and building deeper friendships. Collier County students have more fruits and vegetables to choose from in the cafeteria, and many classrooms incorporate the school garden into lessons. Diet plays a large part in longevity. Of the Power Nine principles, three revolve around food. The 80 percent rule advises diners to finish eating when their stomachs are 80 percent full. Buettner also encourages a primarily plantbased diet as well as the habit of consuming alcohol in moderation; he advises a glass or two of wine—preferably Sardinian Cannonau—a day.

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“Most of what we think makes people get happier is misguided,” he says. “People who eat a plant-based diet run about a third the rate of the average population for getting heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. If I get my communities to eat a plant-based diet, I can reduce those diseases.” Locally, restaurants throughout the Paradise Coast have reset their menus to feature healthy options and are implementing small changes that make a big difference, such as not automatically refilling glasses of soda or serving bread and butter with dinner. In addition, several Blue Zone–certified eateries are offering an alternative to large, rich desserts by selling “nice bites,” smaller, limitedcalorie delicacies like a 150-calorie brownie. Feeling a sense of belonging and engaging in supportive relationships is another tenant of the Blue Zones Project. This notion comes from Buettner’s study of people in Okinawa and the tradition of moais, social support groups that start in childhood and extend throughout a person’s life. “We know that isolation kills,” Buettner explains. “If you were lucky enough to be born in Okinawa, you were born into a system where you automatically have a halfdozen people with [whom] you travel through life. They call it a moai.” The Blue Zones Project takes this concept and uses it to help people connect. “It’s not just hurtling people together,” Buettner says. “It’s important to put people together who share values and interests because then they’re likely to become friends and are going to support each other.” Naples real estate agent Gail Risner has applied this idea to her own life. Following the death of her boyfriend five years ago, Risner joined the Naples Walking Club as a social outlet. But it’s become so much more for her.

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“We are definitely doing something the Blue Zones promotes,” Risner says. “We walk four times a week at 7 a.m. We walk about four miles in an hour, and while we’re walking, of course, we’re talking.” On any given day, as many as 22 people—ranging in age from their 50s to their 80s—walk a route from Tin City to the end of the City Dock, through Thirty-fourth Street and over to the pier. They complete the outing with breakfast, often at Joe’s Diner where the owner always accommodates the group, no matter how large. “We’ve just gotten to be best friends,” Risner says. “Once we started getting involved in the Blue Zones, we started calling ourselves moai, and it was interesting how much stronger a group it made us. We all really support each other. We do activities outside the walk. It’s really enriched all of our lives.” Last year, Risner attended Buettner’s Purpose Workshop, which is designed to help people identify their purpose with the goal of living longer, happier, and more productive lives. Risner, who now serves as president of the Naples Walking Club, believes hers will be sharing the Blue Zone principles. “I feel very passionate about the whole concept,” she says. “I want to expose more people to this because it’s been so helpful to me.” With Naples already the highest-ranking metropolitan area on the well-being scale, what’s left for the Blue Zones Project to accomplish? “We’re four years into an eight-year program,” Buettner says. “We seem to post gains every single year. But America’s not a particularly happy place or a particularly healthy place. Although you’re No. 1 in America, maybe you’re No. 20 in the world. I’d like to see Naples take a run at becoming one of the healthiest places in the world.” « NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | JANUARY 2019

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Model: Mila K, Supreme Management, New York Hair: Adrien Coelho at Creative Management using Coelho haircare and Oribe haircare Makeup: Daniela Gozlan at Creative Management using Chanel Les Beiges Digital Tech: JP Cunningham Photo Assistants: David Friske, Julio Carlos NI would like to extend a special thanks to the team behind “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition.” On view at CityPlace’s Culture Lab in West Palm Beach through April 22, this immersive experience provides a behind-the-scenes look at the history, fashion, and setting of the beloved British television series. (cityplace.com/downtonabbey)

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Oodles of ZOODLES This addition to the Coast Restaurant menu at Edgewater Beach Hotel mimics a pasta dish with lighter, more refreshing ingredients. The zucchini is put through a spiralizer to create the “noodles,” then sautéed in a garlic-tomato broth with onions, asparagus, celery, snap peas, and carrots. “We wanted it to be substantial but also good for you,” says McKenzie Van Essen-Morris, food and beverage director for the hotel. “It fulfills the craving for pasta without all the extra carbs.” Creating the dish was part of the restaurant’s certification for the Blue Zones Project, a community initiative devoted to helping people live longer, high-quality lives. The availability of more plant-based menu items, among other steps, is working: The Naples area leads the nation in living a healthy lifestyle, according to the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. For more on the Blue Zones Project, see page 78. (edgewaternaples.com)

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Enjoy a refreshing libation while playing pool, mini-golf, or mini-bowling. The latest video games with immersive simulators transport you to elite courses and destinations.

“Eat food,” goes the motto: “Make friends. Have fun.” It’s hard to quarrel with that philosophy when inspired gastropub fare is paired with 52 craft beers, a rare bourbon collection, and an array of both traditional and high-tech games. Located on the fifth floor of the new Lanai Tower at J.W. Marriott Marco Island Resort, 10K Alley is a multigenerational entertainment destination that forms part of the resort’s $320 million renovation. The facility opened to hotel guests last September and officially welcomed the public on January 1. 10K Alley offers pool tables, mini-golf, and mini-bowling, along with a selection of the latest video games. Immersive simulators transport patrons into the worlds of soccer, basketball, hockey, and golf, while also providing experiences such as hunting and clay shooting. The room can hold up to 500 guests, with 125 able to play games at one time. “We wanted to create an environment where people could connect and make new friends while enjoying exceptional food and beverage,” says Amanda Cox, the resort’s director of sales and marketing. “Thanks to virtual reality gaming, you can be playing a hole of golf at Pebble Beach as part of a foursome while nibbling on a lobster roll or tea-brined fried chicken bites.” The industrial vibe of the space resembles a distillery, with an overlay of sleek sophistication. In keeping with that theme, 10K Alley serves hard-to-find bourbon such as Kentucky Owl, Old Forester Birthday, and the legendary Pappy Van Winkle 15- and 20-year-old. Additionally, exclusive barrel blends were created for the restaurant in collaboration with Jack Daniels and Woodford Reserve. Guests may imbibe and dine at the circular bar, communal high-tops, or in the main dining area. The Lanai Tower also houses an indoor pool as well as Tesoro, the adultexclusive signature restaurant. (jwmarco.com)

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LOCAL BITES

FRESH FIT FOODS

Following on the success of Blue Apron, Plated, and Hello Fresh, a meal delivery service has sprouted in Southwest Florida—but this one comes with a twist. Fresh Fit Foods does the shopping and prep work for you, but they also provide meals that are fully cooked and ready to heat and serve. In season, chef Chad O’Connor serves nearly 10,000 lunches or dinners each month to his legion of subscribers. The emphasis is on recipes that rely on a gluten-free, Thai stir-fry vegan, or paleo diet. Even better, nearly all of Fresh Fit’s 48 dishes contain 500 calories or fewer. “When I first came to Florida I worked with my brother, who owns a CrossFit gym,” says O’Connor, a culinary school graduate who also holds a dietetics degree. “Everyone was working out hard, but not getting the proper nutrition. I wanted to help people lead a healthier lifestyle.” His business has expanded steadily since founding Fresh Fit Foods in 2013. While everything that comes out of his commercial kitchen is gluten-free, he also prioritizes natural ingredients, meaning “fresh vegetables, lean proteins, and heart-healthy fats,” along with locally sourced produce. There’s also a Senior Meal Plan designed for customers over 60. Subscribers may pick up their food at six Naples locations or have it delivered for a nominal fee. There are 12 pricing options, with meals starting at $12. “We try to make it as convenient as possible,” he says. “We’re focused on creating a hand-crafted, quality product, but our customers tell me that we also make a difference in their lives. It’s gratifying to know that.” (freshfitnaples.com)

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

AMERICAN 7TH AVENUE SOCIAL Eclectic Southern fare and craft cocktails, with an outdoor patio and live music in the evenings. 849 Seventh Ave. S., Naples (7thavenue social.com) AGAVE BAR & GRILL Innovative Southwestern cuisine in a comfortable setting. 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (agavenaples.com) BALEEN AT LAPLAYA BEACH & GOLF RESORT Dine amid elegant tropical surroundings indoors, or on

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the patio to soak up the view. 9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples (laplayaresort.com) BISTRO 821 A long-time favorite thanks to executive chef Jesse Housman’s Natural Fusion menu. 821 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (bistro821.com) COOPER’S HAWK WINERY Signature dishes paired with Cooper’s Hawk wines. 11905 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (coopershawkwinery.com) HAROLD’S PLACE A casual bar and grill that serves classic burgers, seafood, salads, and more—all in a tropical setting complete with a chickee bar. 2555 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (naplesharoldsplace.com) HOBNOB Elevated comfort food in a modern yet warm atmosphere. 720 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (hobnob naples.com) KC AMERICAN BISTRO As the name implies, American regional cuisine is on tap. 885 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (kcamericanbistro.com) THE LOCAL Fresh, healthy meals in an eatery in the Bed Bath & Beyond Plaza. 5323 Airport Pulling Road, Naples (thelocalnaples.com)

M WATERFRONT GRILLE Contemporary decor, view of the bay, and fine cuisine. 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples (mwaterfrontgrille.com) RIDGWAY BAR & GRILL Master chef Tony Ridgway continues wowing diners with classic American cuisine. 1300 Third St. S., Naples (ridgwaybarand grill.com) SEASONS 52 A rotating menu of healthy, seasonal dishes and international wines. 8930 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (seasons52.com)

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BAHAMA RESTAURANT & BAR Born in Naples, the Tommy Bahama laidback lifestyle is full throttle in this festive eatery and bar. 1220 Third St. S., Naples (tommy bahama.com)

THE WINE LOFT OF NAPLES Upscale bar, lounge, and dining in Mercato. 9118 Strada Place, Naples (thewineloftof​naples.com) YABBA ISLAND GRILL A fun place for steaks, seafood, and cocktails. 711 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (yabbaisland grill.com)

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TASTE SEAFOOD AQUA The restaurant’s look is fresh and airy, just right for the seafood-centric menu. 862 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (aquafifth.com) THE BAY HOUSE Overlooking the Cocohatchee River, this eatery features a beautiful dining room plus Tierney’s Tavern and The Claw Bar. 799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples (bay​house​naples.com) BAYSIDE SEAFOOD GRILL & BAR Spectacular water views, live music Wednesday to Sunday at the Upper Deck Bar, prime grilled meats, and seafood specialties. 4270 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples (bay​ sideseafoodgril​land​bar.com) THE BOATHOUSE ON NAPLES BAY Arrive by car or dock your boat at this waterfront seafood restaurant overlooking Naples Bay. 990 Broad Ave. S., Naples (boathouseonnaplesbay.com) CAPTAIN & KREWE Enjoy oysters and other seafood, beer, and wine in a relaxed atmosphere. 629 Eighth St. S., Naples (cknaples.com)

THROWBACK

Rocket Fizz

After spending 25 years as a school administrator in New York City and Collier County, Reka Monoki is now working with children of all ages. In August, Monoki and her husband opened Rocket Fizz, a branch of the California-based franchise familiar to viewers of Undercover Boss, in the new Sutton Place shops in North Naples. She carries 250 varieties of soda pop and 60 flavors of taffy in her store, along with toys, tin signs, and gag gifts. “Rocket Fizz is a throwback to the old-fashioned candy shop,” she says. “We attract a lot of kids, but we also have customers from the 35-50 age group who missed this type of store entirely. Many of them have never seen things like Moon Pies, Razzles, Goo Goo Clusters, and candy cigarettes.” Her most popular soda is the Frostie brand, specifically Frostie Blue Cream Soda. “The presentation is eye-catching, and the appeal has spread by word of mouth,” she notes. Sales of quirky drinks are also brisk, such as the Dictator Series (Fidel Castro’s Havana Banana or Kim Jong-Il’s Orange Nuclear Bomb). Some unusual flavors include pickle juice, mustard, bacon, and buffalo wings. Monoki specializes in sourcing hard-to-find sodas, too.“We carry anything we can get our hands on,” she says. “Most people who come in for the first time are surprised by the selection.” (facebook.com/rocketfizznaplesfl)

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MANGIA MOLTO BENE We proudly serve Homemade Pasta, Sauces, Pizza Napoletana, Fresh Seafood, Local Produce, Alfresco & Inside Dining

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THE DOCK AT CRAYTON COVE An open-air restaurant serving fresh catches prepared with Caribbean and Latin influences. 845 Twelfth Ave. S., Naples (dockcray ton​cove.com) FISH RESTAURANT Fabulous water views complement the outstanding seafood. A raw bar as well as sushi and sashimi offerings round out the experience. 4360 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples (fishrestaurantnaples.com) HB’S ON THE GULF This restaurant in The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club boasts a breathtaking view of the Gulf and serves fresh, regional seafood indoors and alfresco. 851 Gulf Shore Blvd., Naples (naplesbeach​hotel.com) OCEAN PRIME Experience exceptional hospitality, a delectable seafood and steak menu, luxe cocktails, and a vibrant atmosphere. 699 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (ocean-prime.com) PINCHER’S CRAB SHACK Pincher’s serves fresh, local seafood in a casual, family-friendly setting. 1200 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (pincherscrab​shack.com) ROW BY CAPT. BRIEN & CREW Bringing diners a taste of New England, Capt. Brien offers a sea-to-table experience with a side of stand-up comedy. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (rowseafood.com) SEA SALT Chef Fabrizio Aielli is a master at marrying organic local produce, wild-caught fish, naturally raised meat, and poultry with modern cooking techniques. 1186 Third St. S., Naples (seasaltnaples.com)

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TRULUCK’S SEAFOOD, STEAK, & CRAB HOUSE Truluck’s owns local fisheries, so the catch is always fresh in this fine-dining restaurant. 698 Fourth Ave. S., Naples (trulucks.com)

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TURTLE CLUB Fresh seafood, fine steaks, and chops are nearly overshadowed by the spectacular beachfront setting. 9225 Gulf Shore Drive N., Naples (wind​wardhospi​tality.com)

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NEMO UNDERSEA CUISINE & ADVENTURES Everything is a cut above, but the signature miso-broiled sea bass is a must. 3745 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (ussnemo restaurant.com)

WHARF TAVERN RESTAURANT & LOBSTER HOUSE An authentic New England seafood experience on the waterfront. 909 Tenth St. S., Naples (wharftavern naples.com)

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STEAK THE CAPITAL GRILLE Exceptional fine dining with an array of dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and an extensive wine list. 9005 Mercato Dr., Naples (thecapitalgrille.com)

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THE CONTINENTAL D’Amico’s latest restaurant is a stylish steak house and gastropub. 1205 Third St. S., Naples (continentalnaples.com) THE GRILL Luxurious dining in The Ritz-Carlton, Naples features rich decor, aged prime beef, chops, and fresh seafood. 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (ritzcarlton.com/naples)

BBQ ROUNDUP Devotees of barbecue are fiercely loyal to their regional styles. Local pitmasters tend to be eclectic in their approach, but there’s no need to worry: Whether you hail from Memphis, St. Louis, Kansas City, or Texas, you’ll find someplace to call home.

 JIMMY P’S CHARRED Known for its Wagyu beef,

FRENCH BISTRO LA BAGUETTE Formerly Le Lafayette, this traditional French bistro serves classic combinations like coq au vin and chateaubriand. 3560 Tamiami Trail E. Naples (lelafayette.com)

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PROVENCE Authentic dishes from the South of France are paired with wines from the vast, award-winning selection compiled by the restaurant’s owner, Jacques Cariot. 1234 Eighth St. S., Naples (bleu​provencenaples.com)

CHEZ BOËT FRENCH HOME COOKING Lisa and Philippe Boët serve up delicious French classics in a warm, homey atmosphere. 755 Twelfth Ave. S., Naples (chezboetnaples.com)

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SHULA’S STEAK HOUSE In the winning tradition of NFL coach Don Shula, the “Shula Cut” is one of the best steaks in town. 5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (shulasnaples.com)

Michelbob’s Championship Ribs & Steaks: Founded in 1979, this family-run restaurant offers a full bar and a comprehensive menu of ribs, chicken, smokehouse sausage, pulled pork, and Black Angus steaks. The large, freestanding building is composed entirely of wooden booths and complemented by seating on the outdoor deck. A second location on Marco Island serves takeout only. (michelbobs.com) Texas Tony’s: Tony is Tony Phelan, who also operates Pinchers Crab Shack, Deep Lagoon Seafood, and the new restaurant at the Bone Hook Brewing Co. Everything is

smoked in-house here, and it’s “all about the rub and the ring.” The rub is a closely held secret, and the ring happens when the meat is smoked with orange wood for an extended period. Hormone-free ribs are imported from the Netherlands. (texastonys.com) Black-Eyed Pig: With a handful of tables and friendly waitresses, this storefront in an industrial area on Shirley Street is a hidden gem. The headliners are USDA Choice brisket and center-cut St. Louis ribs available either wet or dry. The pulled pork—a house specialty—is made from slow-smoked Boston Butts. Settle in with a basket of fried

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RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE Sophisticated decor, prime meats, and fine seafood make for a special night out. 23151 Village Shops Way, Estero (ruth​schris.com)

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the popular butcher shop’s steaks and other fine foods are served in the restaurant next door. 1833 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (jimmypscharred.com)

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MEXICAN FELIPE’S MEXICAN TAQUERIA Casual, familyfriendly place serving fresh classics, plus hand-crafted cocktails. 4255 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (felipes taqueria.com)

okra alongside your selection. (blackeyedpig.com) Fuse: When chef Greg Scarlatos expanded his successful fusion restaurant into the neighboring storefront, he decided to focus on his first love. His menu ranges from the exotic (wild boar chops) to the innovative (the Mac & Pork sandwich, a marriage of pulled pork, pepperoni mac and cheese, and fried onions). “We wanted to pay homage to the regional style of barbecue found throughout the South,” Scarlatos says. “Our brisket is Texas, our pork is Carolina, and our ribs are Memphis.” (fuseglobalcuisine.com)

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CHOPS CITY GRILL A modern take on the traditional steak house, with prime aged steaks and fine local seafood. 837 Fifth Ave. S, Naples, and 8200 Health Center Blvd., Suite 100, Bonita Springs (chops citygrill.com)

cuisine. 24041 Tamiami Trail S., Bonita Springs (angelinasofboni​tasprings.com) BARBATELLA Pizzas and pastas are delish, but don’t overlook offerings like the grilled salmon. Save room for the Nutella pizza. 1290 Third St. S., Naples (barbatellanaples.com)

 TACOS & TEQUILA CANTINA The name says it all. CÔTE D’AZUR Intimate bistro in the style of Provence serves standouts like Maine lobster roasted in a clay pot. 11224 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (cotedazur restaurant.com) THE FRENCH BRASSERIE RUSTIQUE Rustic French cuisine with desserts prepared by an in-house pastry chef. 365 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (thefrenchnaples.com) TARTINE & TARTELETTE Authentic, homemade French cuisine with wine pairings as sweet as the restaurant’s name. 11121 Health Park Blvd., Naples (tartine-tartelette.com)

The many varieties of tacos are made with fresh, local products and handmade tortillas. The choice of margaritas is also a draw. 4834 Davis Blvd., Naples (tacosandtequilanaples.com)

ITALIAN ALBERTO’S ON FIFTH Chef Alberto Varetto cooks fine dishes in his elegant restaurant. 868 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (albertosonfifth.com) ANGELINA’S RISTORANTE A place for a special night, with a 4,000-bottle wine tower and elegant

BELLINI ON FIFTH ITALIAN RISTORANTE The Bellini family treats guests to cuisine inspired by matriarch “Nonna” Maria. 445 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (bellinionfifth.com) BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE The location in Waterside Shops makes this a popular place for pre- and postshopping meals. 5505 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (brioitalian.com) CAFÉ LUNA Signature pizzas, crispy calamari, classic Caesar salad, and more. 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples (cafelunanaples.com)

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Isabelle de Borchgrave:

Fashioning Art from Paper This exhibition celebrates de Borchgrave’s unique trompe l’oeil masterpieces— life-sized costumes created from the careful manipulation of paper and paint. Drawing inspiration from contemporaneous paintings and historical costumes, each innovative work provides a window into fashion of the early modern European period—from elaborate Italian Renaissance gowns in her Splendors of the Medici series to the whimsical costumes of Les Ballets Russes. February 2–May 5, 2019

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TASTE  CAMPIELLO RISTORANTE & BAR This mainstay on Third Street South is a perennial gathering place for great food and people watching. 1177 Third St. S., Naples (campiello.damico.com) DEROMO’S GOURMET MARKET & RESTAURANT Dine on home-style dishes, then shop for gourmet items to take home. The Promenade, 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs (deromos.com) MINO This casual eatery specializes in pizza and trattoria dishes, including freshly made pastas and appetizers like deep-fried stuffed olives and the ever-popular arancini. 1100 Sixth Ave. S., Naples (minofl.com) MOLTO TRATTORIA Homemade pasta, sauces, pizza, and Italian home-style cuisine are all top-notch. 368 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (moltonaples.com) OSTERIA TULIA Chef Vincenzo Betulia’s authentically rustic venue and “peasant” cuisine are homey and delizioso. 466 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (osteriatulia.com) PARMESAN PETE’S Created by chef and owner Peter Della Rocca, a meal here is like taking a “big bite of Brooklyn.” 7935 Airport Pulling Road, Naples (parmesanpetes.com) PAZZO! CUCINA ITALIANA This “friendly neighborhood” restaurant has been serving dishes using made-from-scratch sauces, pastas, and desserts for more than 20 years. 853 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (pazzoitaliancafe.com) RISTORANTE CIAO This cozy restaurant, tucked just a block away from bustling Fifth Avenue, has been dishing up classic Italian cuisine for decades in Naples. 835 Fourth Ave. S., Naples (ristoranteciao.com) ROMA ITALIAN BISTRO Pizza and Italian specialities made with ingredients imported from Italy and fresh organic produce. 655 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (romabistronaples.com) VERGINA Italian and Mediterranean dishes with a modern flair. Vergina is also a popular spot for gathering with friends and listening to live music. 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (verginarestaurant.com)

ASIAN ARAYA SUSHI ASIAN GRILL Thai dishes, along with a wide choice of rolls, sushi, and sashimi, served in a modern space. 2650 Immokalee Road, Naples (arayanaples.com) AZN AZIAN CUIZINE PanAsian cuisine and an expansive sushi menu, including specialties like Surf & Turf with blue crab, tuna, beef filet carpaccio, and cucumber. 9118 Strada Pl., Naples (aznrestaurant.com/naples) CHARLIE CHIANG’S MODERN ASIAN KITCHEN Urban decor sets the scene for modern Chinese and Japanese cuisine. 12200 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (charliechiangs.com) CLUB SUSHI Savor a wide selection of sushi and sashimi, as well as 20 varieties of nigiri by the piece. 2555 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (naplesclubsushi.com) FUJIYAMA STEAK AND SEAFOOD HOUSE Enjoy steaks and seafood prepared with Japanese flair at Fujiyama’s hibachi table. 2555 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (naples​fujiyama.com) SAKURA HAWAIIAN GRILL Serving innovative Asian Hawaiian fusion cuisine by chef Paul Chen. 3375 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 106, Naples (sakuranaples.com) 106 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

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 SUSHI-THAI Presenting traditional dishes from Japan, as well as sushi and Thai classics. Multiple locations in Naples and Bonita Springs (sush​ithaitoo.com) ZEN ASIAN BBQ Chef Koko, who trained with Iron Chef Morimoto, creates Next Level Sushi, Korean barbecue, ramen, and more. Dine indoors or on the outdoor patio. 10823 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (eatat​zen.com)

GLOBAL ARIO Created for the “global nomad,” the menu focuses on dry-aged meats, local seafood, and salts and spices from around the world. 400 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island (marriott.com)

 BHA! BHA! PERSIAN BISTRO Michael Mir’s popular restaurant serves up savory lamb dishes and a wide choice of colorful and delicious Persian specialties. 865 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (bhabhapersianbis​tro.com) C LEVEL BISTRO & WINE BAR A trendy venue that offers a menu of international dishes with American and French influences in a stylish, modern setting. 4450 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs (c-levelbar.com) COAST RESTAURANT Enjoy a candlelit dinner indoors or watch the sun set over the Gulf on the terrace as you savor the globally influenced cuisine. 1901 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples (edge​wa​ternaples.com) FERNANDEZ THE BULL CUBAN CAFE Two locations serve traditional Cuban cuisine with a few twists. 1201 Piper Blvd.; 3375 Pine Ridge Road, Naples (fernandezthebull.com) FUSE GLOBAL CUISINE Chef-owner Greg Scarlatos uses flavors and ingredients from around the world to create a diverse menu. 2500 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (fuse​globalcuisine.com)

 JANE’S ON THIRD Having worked in places such as London, Hong Kong, and Frankfurt, the owners of this popular downtown spot offer a world of choices. 1209 Third St. S., Naples (janesgardencafe.com) LAMORAGA Spanish cuisine created with an international, modern twist is served in a bright setting, along with a wide selection of fine wines. 3936 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (lamoragar​estaurant.com) LIMA RESTAURANT & PISCO BAR This East Naples restaurant captures the essence of Lima’s modern cuisine. 11681 Collier Blvd., Naples (lima-​​restaurant.com) MEDITERRANO This restaurant serves up authentic dishes like Galician-style grilled octopus and Mediterranean sea bass with figs, apricots, and raisins. 336 Thirteenth Ave. S., Naples (mediterrano-naples.com) NOODLES ITALIAN CAFÉ AND SUSHI BAR High-quality sushi, parmesans, and piccatas. 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Naples (noodlescafe.com) PETAR’S RESTAURANT Chef Petar’s internationally inspired fare is superbly fresh (no freezer or microwave). Try the local grouper with lobster mashed potatoes and black truffle oil. 3300 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs (petarsrestaurant.com) A TABLE APART Owner-chef Jeff Acol creates dishes that incorporate influences from his Hawaiian roots. 4295 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs (at​ableapart.com) 21 SPICES BY CHEF ASIF Chef Asif R. Syed offers Indian cuisine created with his special collection of spices. 4270 Tamiami Trail E., Naples (21spicesdining.com)

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rapevines may not have political opinions, but they are deeply affected by climate change. At first, global warming was a boon for wine production: Vines yielded more grapes, and those grapes ripened earlier, resulting in a crop that was richer and more pleasing. Most of the world’s wine grapes are grown in a band between the thirtieth and fiftieth parallels, with a significant concentration at the forty-fifth parallel north, halfway between the equator and the North Pole (Oregon, Bordeaux, the Rhone Valley and Provence, Central Otago in New Zealand, etc.). By 2050, many researchers expect those regions to be inhospitable to wine grapes, or at least to the varieties currently grown there; Pinot Noir will be impossible in Oregon, and Bordeaux will be better suited to Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Some areas, such as

mainland Australia, won’t be able to make wine at all. What’s a vintner to do? Short of grabbing his or her violin and rushing to the deck of the Titanic to join the ensemble, there are some practical solutions available. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND. This is happening in Burgundy, which made its reputation on the fickle Pinot Noir grape. While Burgundian winemakers are only moving several hundred feet up the hillsides, it’s not unusual to find vineyards at 4,500 to 5,000 feet in parts of Argentina’s Uco Valley. Winemakers are discovering that increased heat and sunlight are melting more snow, which is leading to more water for irrigation. THROW SOME SHADE. There are viticultural techniques that can help minimize the effects of rising temperatures. These include canopy management, night harvesting and quicker transport of grapes to

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winery facilities, the planting of cover crops, maximizing irrigation through treatment and recycling of water, and delaying the ripening process by increasing crop load. Some of these techniques are already being used in regions such as Spain, where the effects of heat are acute. VOTE WITH YOUR FEET. As temperatures grow warmer, wine production is thriving farther north and south—to Pennsylvania, northern Michigan, and the southern Australian island of Tasmania. The most famous example is the south of England, which is rapidly becoming famous for sparkling wine production. Even the French, who have long viewed the British wine industry with contempt, are changing their tune. Taittinger and Vranken Pommery have purchased land in Kent and Hampshire, respectively, and other major houses are rumored to be shopping around, too. PLANT DIFFERENT GRAPES. Scientists have engineered hybrid grapes and cross designed them to thrive in extreme cold and heat: Vidal Blanc and Vignoles in Michigan, and varieties such as Blanc

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du Bois here in Florida. Since the aroma and flavor profiles of these grapes are unfamiliar, and very different from Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon, this may seem like a draconian scenario to many wine drinkers. By 2100, though, it may be the only option we have. SWITCH CROPS. Forty years ago, the concept of legal marijuana was unthinkable; 20 years ago, the idea that pot could threaten wine sales would have been laughable. Recreational cannabis is now legal in nine states and the District of Columbia, and medical marijuana is permitted in 30 plus D.C. The wine industry is reacting to the threat by co-opting the competition. In late 2017, beverage giant Constellation bought a stake in the Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth, and by mid-2018 Constellation reported it had already made $1.3 billion on the deal. When life hands you lemons, you can make some tasty lemonade. ÂŤ

As climate change makes certain regions inhospitable to winemaking, vintners are relocating to areas like Tasmania (above).

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Sweet Dreams Native Americans used dream catchers to protect sleeping members of the tribe, mainly children and babies, from bad dreams and nightmares. Made of a small wooden hoop, the charm is covered in an imitation spider web with sacred items attached, usually feathers or beads that dangle from the bottom. Legend has it that negative dreams and thoughts are caught in the web, while good dreams pass through and gently slide down the feathers to the person sleeping below. When the morning sun hits the web, the bad dreams are destroyed. On a practical level, dream catchers can act as a helpful coping mechanism for young children who struggle with nightmares or sleep anxiety. You can find some beautifully crafted dream catchers in Naples at Silver Eagle Gallery (silvereaglegallery.com), Goddess I Am (goddessiam. com), and The Lady from Haiti (ladyfromhaiti.com).

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RACE DAY Rev up your style and speed in these essentials for the Naples Daily News Half Marathon, returning to Cambier Park January 20

PONY EXPRESS My Favorite Hair Tie active spiral hair ties ($12) keep ponytails in place during the most rigorous runs without causing breakage. (myfavoritehairtie.com)

SPORT MODE They may be having a haute moment, but performance sunnies such as these Roka SL-1 sunglasses ($140) are also crucial for weathering hours in the Florida sun. (roka.com)

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AHEAD OF THE PACK The waterproof neoprene Ace fanny pack ($85) by Dagne Dover holds items that may be needed at a moment’s notice, such as lip balm, sunscreen, bandages, and energy gel. (dagnedover.com)

HAPPY FEET Hoka One One Clifton 5 sneakers ($130) are a lighter shoe that still boasts the incredible weight-to-cushioning ratio the brand is known for. Fit2Run, Naples (fit2run.com)

NEED FOR SPEED Hit your stride in the ultra-comfortable Nike Elevate shorts ($40), made from a sweat-wicking material and featuring a high-split hem for unrestricted movement. (nike.com)

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SWEAT IT OUT Step out of an infrared sauna and you’ll feel as if you just completed an intense workout, when in fact you were lying horizontally reading the latest Naples Illustrated. While the jury is still out on claims of serious detoxification, believers maintain the benefits can range from a better night’s sleep to reduced anxiety. Erik Krupp, owner of The Om Spa, Naples, shares the appeal of infrared saunas. (theomspa.com) NI: What is an infrared sauna? Krupp: Infrared saunas harness infrared waves (a form of light energy) and direct them into your body where light energy becomes heat energy. Unlike steam saunas (180-220 degrees) that pull sweat out of your body, infrared (90-120 degrees) penetrates up to three inches into the body, pushing out the sweat from under the skin. What are the benefits of an infrared sauna? An infrared sauna is a wood-based room that creates a comfortable and spa-like atmosphere. Since the temperature is moderate and dry, you can bring in a magazine or laptop. As the infrared rays penetrate the body, blood flow is increased, breaking up water molecules to promote sweat. Clients have become addicted to our infrared saunas because of how much better their skin looks and for the increased energy they feel. What is the cost? At The Om Spa, infrared saunas cost $1 a minute. I recommended starting slowly with a 20- to 30-minute treatment and gradually work your way up to 60.

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Nothing says comfort like homemade chicken soup. And when you have the flu, is there really anything better? The homemade chicken soup at Sweet Tomatoes, Naples (sweettomatoes.com) may not bring your temperature down, but odds are you’ll feel better. Here’s a classic chicken soup recipe to simmer up some comfort at home: 6 cups of chicken stock 2 tsp. salt B⁄c tbsp. butter B⁄i tsp. white pepper 2 lb. whole chicken roaster B⁄c lb. any type of cooked pasta 1 tbsp. chopped scallion In a large pot, bring the chicken stock to a boil. Add the chicken and remaining ingredients and simmer for about 40 minutes or until chicken is completely cooked. Remove the chicken roaster and let it cool down. Pick off the meat into bite-sized pieces. With a ladle or spoon, skim the fat off of the chicken broth. Add the chicken pieces and cooked pasta to the broth. Season to taste with salt and pepper and garnish with scallions.

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Services of Collier County offers Kitten Yoga, which socializes young felines while up to 20 yogis stretch and pose. “The kittens are set free at the beginning of class and allowed to peruse and amuse,” says volunteer coordinator Jaime Whiting. “As the cats roam, participants are guided by certified yoga instructors who volunteer their time to promote adoption and wellness.” (239-252-7387)

style on a farm at the end of a long, winding road. “Goats are very social animals, and when we let them out of the paddock, they head straight to the barn where the yoga classes are,” says farm co-owner Mary Burgess, who started the class two years ago. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and play with the goats before class begins. “They are always amusing and full of mischief,” Burgess adds. “One of their favorite pranks is chewing on your hair.” Taught by yoga trainer Jenna Love, the beginner class focuses on alignment and breathing while offering a unique way to connect with these naturally curious and loving creatures. Reservations are required. (barnyardyogainc.com)

Doga Yoga at BKS Yoga Studio

l in Naples is a private session

with owner Barbara King and her Shih Tzu, Rocky. “The whole idea behind Doga Yoga is to forge a deeper connection with your dog,” King says. “It’s such a great opportunity to bond. By the end of the session, the dogs are always sleeping because they are so relaxed.” All class levels are available, with the focus being on different poses that revolve around your pet. Reservations are required, and dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations. (bksyogastudio.com)

l Rise, shine, and maybe even roar while participating in Zoo Yoga

at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. Instructor Lauren Fox of Donation Yoga, Naples (donationyoganaples.com), teaches a monthly animal-themed yoga class with moves designed to help participants relax as they eavesdrop on the beastly chatter around them. All ages are welcome. Bring a mat, towel, and water. (napleszoo.org)

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

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The forecast for residential real estate in Florida appears sunny this year By Judy Martel In the decade since the market imploded, economic and stock market rebounds have propelled investment in Florida real estate, with buyers looking for second and even third homes. But while rising interest rates and low inventory might have applied pressure to some potential sales, a new, additional element emerged last year to potentially goad eager buyers toward higher-priced properties: tax reform. In 2018, Florida saw a spike in sales of properties priced at $1 million and higher, according to Brad O’Connor, a chief economist at the Florida Realtors trade association. Typically an increase in luxury home sales is mirrored in other markets throughout the country, he adds, but this time Florida stood apart. The most likely reason, he believes, is because of the new tax law, which applies to 2018 returns. Under new rules for itemizing, state and local income and property taxes are only deductible up to $10,000. In Florida, where there is no income tax, the full $10,000 deduction can be applied to property tax. “People may have been buying a place they could later establish as a domicile,” says O’Connor.

SUPPLY AND DEMAND When it comes to closing a deal, frustrated buyers have hit the wall of low supply and high demand, depending on the type of property and its location. While the entire state has been plagued by low inventory, the shortage is more acute in properties priced below $300,000, which is often where investors are scouring for good buys. There is a better supply of available multifamily residences, O’Connor notes, reflected in prices that are rising much faster than on single-family homes in most of the state. But in an example of how fickle real estate is, O’Connor points to the luxury market as a “different animal” because the high inventory of property priced from $300,000 to $1 million is not fueling price increases in the same way it is on multifamily residences. “We’re not seeing enough building in Florida, but where we see the most is in the luxury market, especially in Southwest Florida and parts of South Florida, so the supply is tamping down price increases to some degree,” he adds. Compared with Palm Beach County and the rest of the state, Collier County’s statistics are somewhat out of step. Price increases

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compared to Collier County. “Since so much of Collier’s market is luxury, its overall statistics are much more driven by luxury trends in sales and prices,” he says.

were steep last year on single-family homes and—unlike elsewhere— they fell on townhomes and condominiums. The reason is that Palm Beach County has a greater diversity of housing than Collier County, says O’Connor. Palm Beach County has a lot of luxury properties, but they make up a much smaller percentage of its housing stock

THE FED’S RATE HIKES Aside from tax reform, another potential short-term boost to property sales is the Federal Reserve’s schedule of raising interest rates, which began in 2015. Buyers might have some incentive to secure property sooner rather than later, says O’Connor, especially since the Fed is on track to hike rates further this year. “If buyers do need financing, now is probably the time,” he notes. All in all, the real estate market outlook so far appears fairly rosy, even with interest rates and prices on the rise and the low supply of new property in certain markets and sectors. “As long as the economy keeps going strong and people want to buy, Florida has an established presence,” O’Connor says. “It’s been a destination for money for a long time and we cater to that. Plus, there is no income tax and we have the sun and the water. It’s really that simple.” «

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MOORINGS - 696 Starboard Drive - $3,695,000

PINE RIDGE - 122 Mahogany Drive - $3,125,000

MOORINGS - New Construction 3232 Regatta Road - $2,749,000

GREY OAKS - AVILA 2615 Twinflower Lane - $874,900

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CHATEAUMERE 6020 Pelican Bay Blvd E-101 - $699,900


PARK SHORE

Le Rivage #15S $7,299,000

PARK SHORE

Park Shore Tower #5A $1,395,000

BAY COLONY

Contessa #1901 $4,195,000 (furn.)

BAY COLONY

Mansion La Palma #103 $1,125,000

PARK SHORE

Le Ciel Venetian Tower #504 $1,899,000

PARK SHORE

4772 West Blvd. #E-102 $574,999

Leah D. Ritchey 239.289.0433

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7613 Bay Colony Drive $23,500,000

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7409 Bay Colony Drive $10,500,000

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655 16th Avenue South $7,395,000

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575 Admiralty Parade $19,999,999

3753 Fort Charles Drive $13,850,000

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370 12th Avenue South $2,795,000

382 12th Avenue South $2,195,000

For more information, please contact:

Michael McCumber, p.a., realtor® 239.777.9029 w mike@gcipnaples.com TM

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World Class estate brilliantly designed and meticulously constructed throughout its 18,172 SF under air. Spectacular picturesque vistas await. State-of-the-art electronics throughout. 7+ den/8.6 $51,900,000 Also available for rent. Call for availability and seasonally adjusted rates.

World-class beachfront estate fringed by white sandy beach, offering 166’ of Gulf frontage, affording a level of privacy seldom found. Built by A. Vernon Allen. 6/6.2 $23,900,000

PORT ROYAL

STR AND AT BAY COLONY

The exquisite southern-Colonial estate sits on an iconic Gordon Drive site comprising 2.53 acres, Extraordinary beachfront estate embodies luxury with understated elegance and quality throughout its 10,345 SF of living area with sweeping Gulf vistas. 6/7.2 plus guest house. $18,500,000 approx 150 feet of wide sandy beachfront with Gulf vistas. 3+Den/3 $22,500,000

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This is a unique opportunity to own a quintessential Port Royal lot on the south tip of Galleon Drive with big beautiful vistas across Naples Bay. $15,900,000

On a grand scale along Gulf of Mexico, this extremely rare property is situated on prestigious Gordon Drive. Ideal building site with 130’ of beachfrontage. $15,900,000

Elegant architectural masterpiece built in 2016 that redefines luxury and sets a new standard of excellence within the desired Pine Ridge community. 5+den/5.1 $7,750,000

Architecturally significant coastal contemporary estate home with a sprawling 8,549 SF of living space with world class features and finishes. 5+den/5.1 $6,495,000

Masterpiece British West Indies home built 2014, located on the beach block & 1 block to 5th Ave. S. Superior finish, gourmet kitchen & tropical themed pool. 4+den/4.1 $6,450,000 Reduced by $400,000!

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Beautiful estate home built in 2007 located just one block from beach with high-end finishes throughout its 5,849 sq. ft. of living space. 5+den/4.2 $5,795,000

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Newly built coastal-styled home with 5,857 sq. ft. U/A with striking finish and exceptional design. Located on Spring Lake, 4 doors to iconic 5th Avenue S. 5+den/5 $5,350,000

MOORINGS

PORT ROYAL

Port Royal area home has been meticulously renovated in 2014 with a coastal palette, upscale finish and thoughtfully designed with a casual elegance. 5/4 $4,950,000

GREY OAKS

PORT ROYAL

23,528 sq ft lot on prestigious Gordon Dr. across from beach to build dream home. Beach access via easement right. Eligible for associate Port Royal membership. $4,500,000

ESTATES AT BAY COLONY

PORT ROYAL

Ideally situated in an idyllic setting overlooking Jamaica Cove on the deepwater yacht basin. Lowest priced Gulf access property in Port Royal. $4,395,000

AQUALANE SHORES

OLDE NAPLES

This property represents the largest home site opportunity in Olde Naples this close to the beach. Build your dream home on this 1/2 acre, 150’ x 153’ parcel. 3+den/3 $4,250,000

VANDERBILT BEACH

Classic Florida-style home offers a Magnificent, stately home built in Architecturally inspired 5,800 sq. Majestic estate home nestled on large Build your dream home on this Coastal living custom waterfront home striking blend of casual living and 2014 with 6,107 sq. ft. U/A. Open floor ft. luxury residence with finish lakefront lot w/golf course views. 5,687 oversized Aqualane Shores lot. blends casual living with contemporary upscale finish. 5 blocks to the beach, plan & boasts timeless architecture, and features sure to impress all sq. ft. living area. Gourmet kitchen, Comes with nearby deeded boat slip luxury with 4 en-suite bedrooms, 3 to 5th Ave S historic dining/shopping luxuriantly understated elegant & surrounded by rich, tropical environs. marble floors, summer kitchen. Great w/direct Gulf & Bay access. Minutes to recreational room downstairs, pool district. 5+den/5.1 $4,075,000 upscale finish. 5+den/4.3 $3,750,000 4+den/5.1 $3,500,000 value. 4+den/5.1 $2,875,000 beach, shopping & dining. $2,295,000 bath and 3-car garage. 4/4 $1,895,000 Reduced by $150,000! Reduced by $54,000! Reduced by $100,000!

AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB Elegant & spacious home has 3,405 SF. & ideally located on cul-de-sac, oversized lot. Audubon features championship golf, tennis & other great amenities. 4/4 $880,000


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SEAGLASS AT BONITA BAY

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Exquisite 2016 built just 2 blocks to beach with southern exposure, 3-car garage, with refi ned coastal design. 4+Den/4+2half (H13165) Nan Dietrich, 564.2906

Architecturally stunning southern exposure one-level 2017 beautifully furnished home in the estates with 250’ deep lot. Custom 3 level pool with water slide. 5+Den/5.5 (H13734) Mari-Jo Koval, 253.4704

Penthouse! Seaglass resale. Brand new construction this year, never occupied. 4500 plus sq. ft. end unit with panoramic views for miles! Incredible opportunity! 4+Den/3.5 (C14492) Christy Starks, 659.6394

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Spectacular end tier Seaglass residence ready for season occupancy. Brand new construction. $500k+ in designer upgrades and private 2-car garage. 3+Den/3.5 (C15322) Christy Starks, 659.6394

Brand new construction! Gorgeous, never occupied, custom designed SW end residence in the stunning new Seaglass Tower. Jaw dropping Gulf and Bay views. 3+Den/3.5 (C15219) Christy Starks, 659.6394

Magnificent waterfront home nestled on quiet cul-de-sac in exclusive community. Spectacular golf views, perfect setting for entertaining and family gatherings. 4/4.5 (H13463) Kathryn Simpson, 776.8144

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LAKESIDE

$475,000

Lovely home nestled in the tree tops. Beautifully renovated and furnished. Marina Cove is a special Windstar community on Naples Bay. 3/2 (V2761) Christy Starks, 659.6394

$359,900

Immaculately designed carriage home with scenic views of the preserve. Granite counter tops, beautiful molding and plantation shutters. Furniture negotiable. 3+Den/2 (C14954) Jim Scartz, 877.9726

$309,900

Beautifully maintained detached villa ready for your personal touches. Volume ceilings, closet built-ins, enlarged lanai, accordion shutters on all windows. 3/2 (V2677) Jim Scartz, 877.9726

PLEASE VISIT US AT ANY OF THESE LOCATIONS: OLD NAPLES 787 5th Avenue S. Naples, FL 34102 239.434.0101

NORTH NAPLES 1185 Immokalee Rd., Ste. 300 Naples, FL 34110 239.598.0059

SANIBEL 1019 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.2411

MARCO ISLAND 1000 N. Collier Blvd. Ste. 1 Marco Island, FL 34145 239.394.4040

FORT MYERS 15065 McGregor Blvd. Ste. 105 Ft. Myers, FL 33908 239.333.2411

VANDERBILT OFFICE 9000 Gulf Shore Drive Naples, FL 34108 239-566-8989

CENTRAL NAPLES 3255 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34103 239.261.6622

BONITA SPRINGS 26269 Tamiami Trail S. Bonita Springs, FL 34134 239.498.9200

CHARLESTON SQUARE 225 Banyan Blvd. Naples, FL 34102 239.643.3636

AVE MARIA 95072 Annunciation Cir. Ste. 104 Ave Maria, FL 34142 239.449.2819

PELICAN BAY 8845 Tamiami Trail North Naples, Florida 34108 239.302.4100

EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL 1901 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Naples, FL 34102 239.261.6699


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More than half of VIV Home sales have sold prior to completion. For current inventory contact Exclusive listing agent Rex Miller at 239.821.1433 A vision of refined Naples living at its best.

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New homes in Old Naples, Aqualane Shores and Port Royal. Each VIV home is a limited edition of one. From the most sought-after premium lot, through intensive planning, architecture, design and build, the dream is in the detail. A vision of refined Naples living at its best. OLD NAPLES Ÿ 170 9th Avenue South

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Park Shore Tower | 4251 Gulf Shore Boulevard North 5C, Naples, Florida 34103 | $1,795,000

Venetian Bay Yacht Club | 4450 Gulf Shore Boulevard North BS #6, Naples, Florida 34103 | $34,900

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FRENCH Connection his former life and become an honest man. But doing so causes him to violate his parole and go on the run from the vindictive policeman Javert. This plot acts as an entrée to a gorgeous world of characters and music, including such haunting hits as “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” and “One Day More.” Pair these elements with a timeless theme of good triumphing over evil, and Les Misérables has all the ingredients for a great cry and a spectacular night of theater. (artisnaples.org)

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The megahit musical Les Misérables marches onto the Hayes Hall stage at Artis—Naples January 29 to February 3. Based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel of the same name, Les Misérables takes place in nineteenth-century France and revolves around Jean Valjean, a peasant who serves 19 years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s starving children—and trying to escape while incarcerated. As an ex-convict, he is shunned from society, eventually taking on a new identity to break free from

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ARTS & CULTURE

Bermuda Beach by Cookie Ashton (left) and Flight of the G.E.P.’s by Lauren Jones Worth (above) appear in East West Fine Art’s “Dripping in Jewels” exhibition through January 16. View French visual artist Lyès’ Union (below left) as part of Thomas Riley Studio’s “Lyès: Energy of Life” exhibition beginning January 10.

GOINGS ON 1 Gulf Coast Runners Big Dave’s Polar Plunge, Lowdermilk Park, Naples, $20. (gcrunner.org)

Tai Chi in the Garden, Naples Botanical Garden, Tuesdays and Thursdays to April 30, $10. (naplesgarden.org) 2 Essence of an Estuary Boat Tour, Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, Naples, also Jan. 8, 15, 17, 25, and 31, $109. (rookerybay.org) Yoga in the Garden, Naples Botanical Garden, Wednesdays and Sundays to April 28, $10. (naplesgarden.org)

3 Critic’s Choice Series: The Italian Teacher, Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, also Jan. 5, $48. (artisnaples.org) A Taste of Raku Class, Rosen Gallery & Studios, Naples, Thursdays to Jan. 31, $55. (rosen.gallery) 4 Honey Badger Encounter, Naples Zoo, Fridays to Jan. 25, $25-$35 plus admission fee. (napleszoo.org) 148 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

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5 Corkscrew Swamp Meditation, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples, $20. (corkscrew.audubon.org)

Naples Art Association’s New Year’s Art Show, Fifth Avenue South, Naples, also Jan. 6, free. (naples art.org)

6 Black and White Tegu Encounter, Naples Zoo, Sundays to Jan. 27, $25-$35 plus admission fee. (napleszoo.org)

WWE Live, Hertz Arena, Estero, $23-$98. (hertz arena.com)

7 Art Talk Series: The Nude in Art, Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, $45. (artisnaples.org)

Films for Lovers: Loving Vincent, Moe Auditorium & Film Center, Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs, $10. (artcenterbonita.org)

Let Me Be Your Fantasy is included in Gardner Colby Gallery’s “Anna Kincaide: One-Woman Show,” on view to February 10.

Four O’Clock at the Movies Series: A Star is Born, Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, also Jan. 8, $45. (artisnaples.org)

8 It’s Abstract Class, Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, $60, reservations required. (artcenterbonita.org)

9 High Points Boat Tour, Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, Naples, also Jan. 24, $109. (rookery bay.org)

Lunch & Learn Lecture Series: Picasso and Matisse, Moe Auditorium & Film Center, Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs, $38-$170, reservations required. (artcenterbonita.org)

11 Birding Basics, Rookery Bay Field Station, Naples, $40. (rookerybay.org)

Palette Knife Oil Painting Workshop, Rosen Gallery & Studios, Naples, two-day workshop, also Jan. 12, $250, reservations required. (rosen.gallery)

12 Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs’ Bonita Springs National Art Festival, Riverside Park, Bo-

13 Friends of Artis—Naples Gala: Fashioning Influence, Artis—Naples, $1,000. (artisnaples.org) 14 Films for Lovers: Zelray, Moe Auditorium & Film Center, Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs, $10. (artcenterbonita.org)

nita Springs, also Jan. 13, free. (artcenterbonita.org)

An Evening for Better Tomorrows: Forever Motown, 60 Years of Music Magic, benefiting Naples Senior Center at JFCS, Royal Poinciana Golf Club, Naples, $375. (naplesseniorcenter.org)

Fifth Annual Yamron Challenge, The Club at Mediterra, Naples, to Jan. 13, $150. (yamronchallenge.com)

Naples Artcrafters’ Fine Art & Craft Show,

Hooray for Hollywood Series: The Films of James Cagney, Stabile Building, Artis—Naples, two-

Wishmaker’s Ball, benefiting Make-A-Wish Southern

Cambier Park, Naples, free. (naplesartcrafters.com)

Great Bowls of Fire Class, Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, $60, reservations required. (artcenterbonita.org)

Nick Lynn Lecture Series, benefiting Friends of the Library of Collier County, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, $465. (collier-friends.org)

15 Early Birding Walks, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples, also Jan. 22 and 29, $25. (corkscrew.audubon.org)

part lecture series, also Jan. 14, $90. (artisnaples.org)

Florida, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, $350. (sfla.wish.org)

16 Get Fired Up Class, Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, $70, reservations required. (artcenterbonita.org)

THE BEAT GOES ON ICONIC POP SINGER CHER WILL BRING HER “HERE WE GO AGAIN” CONCERT TOUR TO THE HERTZ ARENA IN ESTERO JANUARY 17. A FIXTURE OF STAGE AND SCREEN SINCE 1965, THIS AWARD-WINNING SUPERSTAR’S CAREER HAS SPANNED GENERATIONS. SHE’LL PERFORM HITS FROM THE SONNY & CHER ERA THROUGH TODAY, INCLUDING CUTS FROM HER NEW ALBUM, DANCING QUEEN. CONCERT-GOERS WILL ALSO BE TREATED TO DOZENS OF COSTUME CHANGES (LOOK OUT FOR THOSE BOTTOM-BARING FISHNETS) AND HIGH-ENERGY DANCE MOVES THAT PROVE THIS 72-YEAR-OLD DIVA SHOWS NO SIGN OF SLOWING DOWN. TICKETS START AT $98. (HERTZARENA.COM)

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AGENDA 29 Friends for Friendship, benefiting Senior Friendship Health Center, Naples Sailing and Yacht Club, $300. (seniorfriendshiphealthcenter.org)

Wolf Kahn’s Young Beech Trees (right) and Murph’s Jetty, 1998 (below) will appear as part of “Wolf Kahn: Celebrating Color—Four Decades” at Marianne Friedland Gallery January 23 to March 10.

Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: Through the Eyes of the Local Residents and Volunteers by Alison Haynes, Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, Naples, $15. (rookerybay.org)

A Toast to Opera: L’Isola Disabitata with Tom Cimarusti, Wang Opera Center, Naples, $25. (operanaples.org)

PERFORMANCES rium & Film Center, Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs, $10. (artcenterbonita.org)

22 Mosaics Tonight Class, Centers for the Arts

Naples Woman’s Club Kitchen Tour, various

2 Come Blow Your Horn, Marco Island Players, to

24 Critic’s Choice Series: The Maze at Windermere, Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, also Jan. 26,

Janet Williams, Off the Hook Comedy Club, Naples, to Jan. 6, $24-$200. (offthehookcomedy.com)

$45. (artisnaples.org)

Meet the Artist, Naples Art Association, free. (naples

17 Conservation Lecture: Black Bears in Naples, Naples Zoo, $10. (napleszoo.org)

art.org)

Gentle’men Against Domestic Violence Annual Men’s Tailgate Event, benefiting The Shelter for

Bonita Springs, $70, reservations required. (artcenter bonita.org)

Old Hollywood Signature Event, benefiting the Guadalupe Center, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, $500. (guadalupecenter.org)

18 Brew in the Garden, Naples Historical Society, $15-$25. (napleshistoricalsociety.org) Chuck Bergeron’s Jazz History, Stabile Building, Artis—Naples, $40. (artisnaples.org)

19 Baby Basics of Collier County’s Tenth Annual Fun Run/Walking Challenge, North Collier

Monotype Mingle Class, Centers for the Arts

Harry Chapin Food Bank, Miromar Outlets, Estero, donations accepted. (harrychapinfoodbank.org)

20 Naples Daily News Half Marathon, Cambier Park, Naples, $65. (napleshalfmarathon.net)

21 Art Talk Series: Mona Lisa Smile, Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, $45. (artisnaples.org)

Films for Lovers: Ever the Land, Moe Audito-

Jan. 20, $32-$34. (themarcoplayers.com)

4 Michael Blackson, Off the Hook Comedy Club, Naples, also Jan. 5, $45. (offthehookcomedy.com)

Naples Philharmonic presents Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4, Hayes Hall, Artis—Naples, also Jan. 5, $15-$64. (artisnaples.org)

25 Inside the Orchestra Series, Stabile Building,

5 Lunch Box Show: Storytellers of the Round Table, Marco Island Players, $34. (themarco

Artis—Naples, $40. (artisnaples.org)

players.com)

Naples Winter Wine Festival, benefiting Naples

Tourmaline the Whale, Moe Auditorium & Film Center, Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs, $25. (artcenterbonita.org)

Children & Education Foundation, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, to Jan. 27, $12,500. (napleswine festival.com)

Off the Walls, benefiting Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs, $150. (artcenterbonita.org)

26 Gulf Coast Runners Run for the Paws, Civil

6 Jay Leno, Hayes Hall, Artis—Naples, $99-$150. (artisnaples.org)

Musical Moments: The British Invasion, Moe Auditorium & Film Center, Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs, $25. (artcenterbonita.org)

Air Patrol, Naples, $25. (gcrunner.org)

Regional Park, Naples, $25. (babybasicscollier.org)

WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk, benefiting

Hall, Fort Myers, to Jan. 6, $44-$86. (bbmannpah.com)

Bonita Springs, $70, reservations required. (artcenter bonita.org)

homes in Naples, $160-$225. (napleswomansclub.org)

Abused Women & Children, Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples, $250. (naplesshelter.org/mbh)

1 On Your Feet!, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts

SWFL Metavivor Metsquerade Gala, Hilton Naples, $175. (swflmets.org)

“William Entrekin Solo Exhibition” at Harmon-Meek Gallery January 2-25 includes his Giant Shell.

Thirteenth Annual Empty Bowls Event, benefiting Empty Bowls of Naples, Cambier Park, Naples, $20. (emptybowls naples.com)

28 Jewish Historical Society Celebrates Jewish History with Judith and Samuel Friedland, Silverspot Cinema, Naples, $85. (jhsswf.org)

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7 The Capitol Steps, Hayes Hall, Artis—Naples, $59$89. (artisnaples.org)

Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs, $20. (artcenterbonita.org)

8 Diana Ross, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall,

12 The Revolutionists, Norris

Fort Myers, contact for ticket prices. (bbmannpah.com)

Center, Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples, to Feb. 3, $20-$68. (gulfshore playhouse.org)

Naples Philharmonic Pops: Diva to Diva, Hayes Hall, Artis—Naples, to Jan. 12, $68-$99. (artis naples.org)

9 The Movin’ Out Band with Wade Preston, Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, $55. (artisnaples.org)

Whose Live Anyway?, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, $40-$60. (bbmannpah.com)

10 Joe List, Off the Hook Comedy Club, Naples, to

January boasts a bevy of arts festivals across the Paradise Coast. The Naples Art Association kicks it all off with its New Year’s Art Show (naplesart.org). Spend January 5 or 6 strolling down Fifth Avenue South, mingling with more than 250 professional artists. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the festival will include fine artworks across a variety of mediums—such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, 3-D mixed media, sculpture, and ceramics—as well as artisan jewelry, leather works, wood carvings, and more. Can’t make it that weekend? No worries. On January 12, Naples Artcrafters sponsors its monthly Fine Art and Craft Show (naplesartcrafters.com) in Cambier Park. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to peruse booths filled with original art and handcrafted items. And if you happen to be up north on January 12 or 13, visit the Bonita Springs National Art Festival (artcenterbonita.org) presented by Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. Held at Riverside Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., this juried event will feature works across 16 categories and provide attendees with the opportunity to chat with and learn from the artists themselves.

Southwest Florida Symphony presents Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, $25-$105. (bbmannpah.com)

13 Gulf Coast Symphony and violinist Sarah Chang present Mozart’s Requiem, Barbara

Donnie Baker, Off the Hook Comedy Club, Naples,

Jan. 13, $25-$200. (offthehookcomedy.com)

B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, $29-$85. (bbmannpah.com)

Tapestry: The Carole King Tribute Concert,

15 Engelbert Humperdinck, Barbara B. Mann Per-

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, $37$57. (bbmannpah.com)

forming Arts Hall, Fort Myers, $63-$105. (bbmannpah.com)

Sugden Community Theatre, Naples, to Feb. 10, $40. (naplesplayers.org)

Jebry and Friends, Marco Island Center for the Arts, $25-$30. (marcoislandart.org)

Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra presents “All That Jazz,” Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, $49.

11 The DePue Brothers Band, Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, $55. (artisnaples.org)

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, $60.50$129.50. (bbmannpah.com)

Opera Stars Concert featuring Nicole Heaston, Wang Opera Center, Naples, $35-$95. (opera naples.org)

Staged Readings, Moe Auditorium & Film Center,

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also Jan. 17, $25-$175. (offthehookcomedy.com)

Don’t Dress for Dinner, The Naples Players at

(artisnaples.org)

Miami City Ballet presents “Dances at a Gathering,” Hayes Hall, Artis—Naples, $59-$105. (artisnaples.org)

The Righteous Brothers, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, $37-$65. (bbmannpah.com)

Naples Philharmonic Chamber Musicians present “Beethoven and Czerny: Students and Teachers,” Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, also Jan.

17 Cher, Hertz Arena, Estero, $98-$500. (hertz aerena.com)

20, $45. (artisnaples.org)

16 Bernadette Peters, Hayes Hall, Artis—Naples,

Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis Rockin’ Birthday Bash, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts

contact for ticket prices. (artisnaples.org)

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AGENDA 28 Jeanne Robertson, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, $37-$57. (bbmannpah.com) 29 Les Misérables, Hayes Hall, Artis—Naples, to Feb. 3, $95-$135. (artisnaples.org) 31 Around Town Performance with Naples Philharmonic, Naples Philharmonic Chorus, and Ave Maria University Chamber Choir, First Presbyterian Church, Bonita Springs, $15-$35. (artis naples.org)

Stars of the Sixties, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, $45-$68. (bbmannpah.com) Steve Trevino, Off the Hook Comedy Club, Naples, to Feb. 3, $25-$225. (offthehookcomedy.com)

GALLERIES/MUSEUMS The Baker Museum, Hayes Hall Galleries, Artis— Bolivian Indian (left) and Hong Kong China (above) by Eliot O’Hara at Harmon-Meek | Modern January 2-26.

Naples, “Featured Works from the Byrna Prensky Collection” and “Intermission,” both to Jan. 6; “Encounters,” and “A Colorful Pause,” to June 21. (artisnaples.org)

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, “Patti TrapKyle Riabko: Richard Rodgers Reimagined, Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, $55. (artisnaples.org)

18 Decades Rewind, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, $29-$49. (bbmannpah.com)

Hotel California Eagles Tribute, Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, also Jan. 19, contact for ticket prices. (artisnaples.org)

21 Pianist Jodie DeSalvo and violinist Glen Basham, Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, also Jan. 22, $48. (artisnaples.org)

East West Fine Art at Mercato, Naples, “Dripping in Jewels,” to Jan. 16. (eastwestfineart.com)

Pilobolus presents “Come to Your Senses,” Hayes Hall, Artis—Naples, $59-$105. (artisnaples.org)

22 Maxwell Quartet presents “Beaux Arts Concert No. 1,” Wang Opera Center, Naples, contact for ticket prices. (operanaples.org)

Rocket Man: The Elton John Tribute Show, Hin-

nell Exhibition,” Jan. 4-26; “Faculty Exhibition,” to Feb. 11. (artcenterbonita.org)

man Auditorium, Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs, $38-$49. (artcenterbonita.org)

23 A Bronx Tale, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, $41-$92. (bbmannpah.com)

19 Lunch Box Show: Remembering the Ladies, Marco Island Players, $34. (themarcoplayers.com)

Craig Shoemaker, Off the Hook Comedy Club, Naples, to Jan. 27, $25-$175. (offthehookcomedy.com)

Naples Philharmonic: An Evening of Overtures,

Rhonda Vincent, Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples,

Hayes Hall, Artis—Naples, $29-$59. (artisnaples.org)

$25-$55. (artisnaples.org)

Southwest Florida Symphony presents “Oh What a Night!,” Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts

24 Naples Philharmonic presents Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Hayes Hall, Artis—Naples, also Jan.

Hall, Fort Myers, $25-$105. (bbmannpah.com)

26, $15-$72. (artisnaples.org)

20 Gulf Coast Symphony presents “Bond and More,” Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort

25 Pink Martini, Hayes Hall, Artis—Naples, $55-$99.

Emily James Gallery, Naples, “Paradise Found,” to Jan. 31, open house, Jan. 10. (emilyjamesart.com) Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, “Anna Kincaide: One-Woman Show,” to Feb. 10. (gardnercolbygallery.com) Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples, “William Entrekin Solo Exhibition,” Jan. 2-25; “Hunt Slonem Solo Exhibition,” Jan. 28 to Feb. 15. (harmonmeek.com) Harmon-Meek l Modern, Naples, “Eliot O’Hara,” Jan. 2-26. (harmonmeek.com)

Myers, $29-$85. (bbmannpah.com)

Music in the Garden: Captain Joe and the Bottomfeeders, Naples Botanical Garden, $10-$20.

(artisnaples.org)

26 Dan Heck and Rebecca Richardson Quartet present “The Great American Songbook,” Moe

Marianne Friedland Gallery, Naples, “Wolf Kahn: Celebrating Color—Four Decades,” Jan. 23 to March 10. (mariannefriedlandglry.com)

Naples Art Association, “Naples Art Encounter,” to Jan. 12. (naplesart.org)

Naples Art Association, Exhibition Hall at North Collier Park, Naples, “Morris Herstein: A Fusion of Foto,” Jan. 1-21. (naplesart.org)

Auditorium & Film Center, Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs, $29. (artcenterbonita.org)

Naples Botanical Garden, “Reflections on Glass: Fräbel in the Garden,” to March 31. (naplesgarden.org)

Neil Berg’s 110 Years of Broadway, Hayes Hall,

27 The Cleveland Orchestra, Hayes Hall, Artis—

Thomas Riley Studio, Naples, “Lyes: Energy of Life,”

Artis—Naples, $65-$95. (artisnaples.org)

Naples, $99-$155. (artisnaples.org)

Jan. 10 to Feb. 15. (thomasrileystudio.com)

(naplesgarden.org)

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COVER Beaded embellished gown ($29,900), Valentino, Marissa Collections, Naples; metal, resin, and strass bracelet ($6,350), Chanel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples; clear and jet rhinestone drop earrings ($338.30), House of Lavande, houseoflavande.com. TABLE OF CONTENTS Toile de jouy trench coat ($6,400), Dior, dior.com; diamante collar necklace ($1,100), House of Lavande, houseoflavande.com; fantasy-cut bicolor citrine ring (price upon request), Provident Jewelry, Naples. PAGE 82 Toile de jouy trench coat ($6,400), tulle flounced petticoat ($8,500), Diorcamp low boots ($990), Dior, dior.com; diamante collar necklace ($1,100), House of Lavande, houseoflavande.com; quartz drop earrings with diamonds set in 18-karat gold (price upon request), fantasy-cut bicolor citrine ring (price upon request), Provident Jewelry, Naples. PAGE 83 Embroidered V-neck jumpsuit (price upon request), Louis Vuitton, Naples; scalloped diamante necklace styled as headpiece ($975.80), assortment of diamante channelset bracelets ($648-$848), House of Lavande, houseoflavande.com. PAGE 84 Beaded embellished gown ($29,900), Valentino, Marissa Collections, Naples; metal, resin, and strass bracelet ($6,350), Chanel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples; clear and jet rhinestone drop earrings ($338.30), House of Lavande, houseoflavande.com. PAGE 85 Silk embellished puff-sleeve blouse ($1,645), pleated asymmetrical metallic floral midi skirt ($1,370), Dries Van Noten, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples; printed coat (price upon request), Carolina Herrera, New York, carolinaherrera.com; Sequin Jazz gold beret ($490), Eric Javits, ericjavits.com; starburst diamond dangle earrings (price upon request), vintage rose gold diamond ring (price upon request), Provident Jewelry, Naples. PAGE 86 Romantic Tiles silk dress ($3,980), Fendi, fendi.com; long shearling coat (price upon request), Louis Vuitton, Naples; diamond circle drop earrings (price upon request), Provident Jewelry, Naples. PAGE 87 Beaded gown (price upon request), Emilio Pucci, emiliopucci.com; suede clutch with crystals and fascinator feathers ($2,295), Jimmy Choo, jimmychoo.com; statement necklace ($580), aquamarine glass stone bracelets ($720.80 each), House of Lavande, houseoflavande.com. PAGE 88 Double crepe breasted jacket ($5,100), Fantasy hat ($800), Chanel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples; Art Deco pin with diamonds set in platinum (price upon request), diamond dangle chandelier earrings (price upon request), Provident Jewelry, Naples. PAGE 89 Pleated A-line floral midi dress ($1,550), Dries Van Noten, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples; wool microcheck coat ($3,980), Fendi, fendi.com; embellished beaded handbag (price upon request), Valentino, Marissa Collections, Naples; eel skin lace-up booties ($1,590), Salvatore Ferragamo, Naples; custom magenta turban ($1,800), Eric Javits, ericjavits.com; metal, freshwater pearl, natural pearl, resin, and glass necklace, ($4,300), Chanel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples; vintage diamond bracelet (price upon request), Art Deco diamond bracelet set in platinum (price upon request), Provident Jewelry, Naples. PAGE 90 Black-bordeaux light-wool tartan single-breasted jacket ($3,200), blue-red Intrigue all-over printed silk twill long-sleeve shirt ($1,890), black-bordeaux light-wool tartan pleated skirt ($1,980), rubber sole lace-up shoes in pink fluo leather ($1,790), Gucci, Naples; three circle pin ($295.80), House of Lavande, houseoflavande.com; cabochon coral ring with diamond accents and enamel set in 18-karat gold (price upon request), Provident Jewelry, Naples. PAGE 91 V-neck chiffon ruffle detail dress ($2,490), Carolina Herrera, New York, carolina herrera.com; Valentino Garavani stacked heels ($495), Valentino, Marissa Collections, Naples; yellow glass and clear drop necklace ($1,148), Art Deco black purse ($1,198), House of Lavande, houseoflavande.com; long shearling coat (price upon request), Louis Vuitton, Naples.

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BETH MONÉ | ARCKIT Beth Moné has been a seller of fine children’s clothing for over 50 years. They carry and sell a variety of toys and accessories including ARCKIT, a freeform architectural modeling system that lets children physically explore designs and bring their ideas to life. Based on modern building techniques the ‘click and connect’ modular components make it possible to create a vast range of structures that can be quickly assembled, endlessly modified, and finished to perfection. It’s creative, educational, but most of all…it’s fun. 1301 3rd St. South | Naples 239-261-3447 | bethmone.com

KIDS’ MINDS MATTER | GOLISANO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL | LEE HEALTH FOUNDATION Kids’ Minds Matter, the mental and behavioral health initiative of Golisano Children’s Hospital will host its third annual Secret Garden Gala on March 6 at Shangri-La Springs. The event raises awareness and funds for pediatric mental health services in Southwest Florida. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dinner, and entertainment. 239-558-1804 | kidskindsmatter.com/secretgarden

Becky Antonucci and Larry Antonucci, M.D., president and CEO of Lee Health with Kids’ Minds Matter co-founders, Susan Goldy and Scott Spiezle at the 2018 Secret Garden Gala.

GATTLE’S Gattle’s has long been the go-to destination for gracious living. Founded in 1904, the store is family-owned and has operated in the same downtown Naples location since 1962. Long known for its mix of luxury bedding, discriminating shoppers will enjoy browsing bath, tabletop, and fine lingerie as well. 1250 Third St. South | Naples 239-262-4791

SUMMERFIELDS FINE FURNISHINGS Shari Summers (ASID) started Summerfields in 1997 after noticing a void in the market for quality home furnishings. As a specialty home store carrying luxury items that stand the test of time, merchandise is carefully selected with exceptional design and quality in mind. From traditional to transitional to modern, Summerfields is a blend of beautiful and unique home, garden, and gift items. 953 Central Ave. | Naples 239-430-2505 | summerfieldsnaples.com


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Claudine Léger-Wetzel grew up between Florida’s east coast and Montreal, Canada. After earning a business degree from Florida State University, Léger-Wetzel relocated to Naples 33 years ago and has been deeply tied to the community ever since. She serves as chair at PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee and has been involved with many other charities committed to children’s health and education, such as Champions for Learning, Golisano Children’s Hospital, and Make-A-Wish Foundation. In addition to her role as vice president of sales and marketing at Stock Development, LégerWetzel is also a proud mother of three and dedicated wife of more than 30 years.

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Greatest accomplishment: My children of course, and being recognized as Builder of the Year by the Collier Building Industry Association in 2016.

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