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LIGHT AND SHADOW Spring dresses in ethereal white and bold black. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT ADAMO

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FLIGHTS OF FANCY Jewels of soaring beauty to make the heart flutter. DIGITAL IMAGING BY LEONOR ALVAREZ-MAZA

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STEEP THRILLS Collecting rare wines. BY MARK SPIVAK

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MAKING A STATEMENT Ron and Barbara Balser’s Naples home shows off their impressive art collection. BY KATHY BECKER

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Featuring Hunt Slonem’s newest series of paintings depicting the ambiance of this historic location. A museum tour in 2010-2011 will take place at four Louisiana Museums of much larger oils in this series.

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WHITE HOT A crisp, fresh look for spring BY KATHERINE LANDE

PHOTO MONTAGE: LEONOR ALVAREZ-MAZA

White crochet tote with ruffle detail and chain handle, Dolce & Gabbana, Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, Naples; Lanvin ivory viper strap shoe, Kara Ross white python pyramid cuff, Marissa Collections, Naples

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TALISMAN Laura Christine Alexander has launched a jewelry line in sterling silver and gold with semiprecious stones and diamonds that combines her spirituality and business background as a licensed contractor and interior designer. The Carmel, California, native moved to Naples five years ago and decided to pursue her dream of designing jewelry, something she did as a side business for 10 years with successful trunk shows at The Ritz-Carlton. In June she will be honored as a rising star jeweler at the JCK Jewelry Show in Las Vegas. Her designs are carried at DuFrane Jewelers, Bonita Springs. —Kathy Becker

CHARMED

Saks Fifth Avenue on a plane, while a

Every piece in Alexander’s collection

beading class undertaken as a hobby

has a story. Knots symbolize the love

also contributed. Three years of hard

that connects us all; a four-sided star

work finding the best manufacturers

is a universal symbol of hope. “Each

in the United States was part of the

collection has an underlying theme of

journey. “It’s funny how life brings you

spirituality,” she says. “It’s more than

full circle,” she says. “Everything has

just love, it’s the idea that we are all

fueled me and aided me, and then

interconnected.”

there’s also some serendipity.”

KISMET

INSPIRED

She travels often to New York, where

Her first jobs after getting a degree in

A suit of armor at New York’s Metro-

her jewelry is manufactured. Her favor-

languages at the University of South-

politan Museum of Art inspired a cuff

ite haunt is Bottega del Vino, or sitting

ern California, Santa Barbara were at

bracelet. Her first collection was an

in front of the Apple store across from

jewelry stores. That experience plus

adaptation of her first business logo.

Bergdorf Goodman. “You can see the

other business opportunities prepared

Other inspirations are architecture and

entire world walk by, every color, shape

her to start her own company. Along

music. “I’m a highly visual person,”

and outfit. I thrive in New York.”

the way, good fortune played a role.

she says. “I’m always exploring, doing

She once found herself sitting next

research. My jewelry is a fusion of

GENES

to the assistant jewelry buyer for

modern Gothic and classic.”

At 52, she feels fortunate to be a full-

1

BIG APPLE

blooded Italian. “I’d like to say I bathe 3 2

in olive oil, but both my parents did not look their age.” Her biggest age-defying secret was growing up in Northern California, which is mostly foggy and cool. “If God had an address, it would be Carmel,” Alexander says. PLANE TRUTH Alexander has been visiting family in Italy since she was 15, and has spent time in China and Bali. Asia is a favorite place to travel, with Europe

1. Love and Light four-heart round pendant 2. Bottega del Vino 3. Balinese dancer 4. Apple Store on Fifth Avenue, New York

a close second. “Asia is a total oneeighty from our Western culture,” she says. “I’m fascinated by culture and 4

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DIVA-WORTHY DESIGNS South African native Henry Schickerling landed in New York via London, Milan and Rome. A graduate of the Tailor & Cutter Academy of London, the designer opened Tosca Couture, a collection of black-tie gowns and cocktail dresses, with Marion Milenovic, a former sales executive at Oscar de la Renta. Tosca designs, favored by opera superstars Renée Fleming and Susan Graham, are individually cut and customized. The Spring collection will be featured in a fashion show by Saks Fifth Avenue to benefit the Naples Players February 13 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. Schickerling will be at Saks February 15 and 16 for a trunk show of the collection. NI talked with the delightful designer about his primary passions, opera and fashion. —Kat Smith

FIRST LOVE “I am a big opera fan and I love

1

going to the Met when I am [in

2

New York]. Our company name Tosca comes from the opera. I think women in opera are very

DE JONGH GALLERY

strong personalities. They are no victims. … They are triumphant in the end and I find them very good inspiration.” COLOR MY WORLD The Spring collection is inspired

1. Renée Fleming 2. Rosa Ponselle—A Centenary Biography 3. Tinus de Jongh painting 4. Tosca Couture Spring 2010 gown

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by Schickerling’s homeland.

4

“When I started working on this

worked with Susan Graham for

collection, I was in South Africa,

about five years. She’s a tall girl,

NECESSARY THINGS

and the colors really inspired me.

but in proportion; she’s wonder-

As a frequent traveler, Schick-

It’s magnificent colors and is very

ful. We did a dress for one of her

erling relies on the supplement

different from [the United States].

Carnegie Hall concerts and Renée

Airborne and a good book. “I try

There’s a lot of the proteas and

Fleming was there, and saw the

to relax because traveling is not

azaleas, and all those colors, and

dress. Then I met her a couple of

fun. I love biographies, especially

the sunlight is much brighter.”

times afterwards. Last Septem-

of singers. I am reading Rosa

ber, Fleming went to South Africa

Ponselle’s biography now.”

THE CUSTOMER IS QUEEN

for a big concert tour, and we

“I think we’ve been killing the

decided to do the gowns for that.

PRIZED POSSESSIONS

industry ourselves as designers

That was a big thing for me, to

Although most important to him

because we forgot that we’ve got

have a big star like that wear my

is good health, the designer says,

a customer base that we’ve got

clothes in South Africa.”

“I’ve got a beautiful painting that

to design for,” Schickerling says.

I love. It’s by a South African

“With trunk shows, we meet with

FANTASY ISLAND

painter who was born in Holland,

our customers. I always find it

As a stress buster, the designer

Tinus de Jongh. I was walking in

very interesting because they tell

turns to music. “Opera is really

a flea market in New York, and I

me what they need.”

wonderful; it puts everything to-

saw this painting, and I thought

gether. It puts acting, it puts bal-

‘My gosh, I am sure it’s one of

LEADING LADIES

let, everything is in opera; so I find

his.’ I picked it up for $300, and

Tosca’s clients include some

it a wonderful, relaxing fantasy to

I was thrilled. It’s worth much,

legendary opera singers. “We

escape into.”

much more.”

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antique & estate jewelry • objets d ’ art • furniture • silver paintings • porcelain • ceramics & pottery • textiles • watches clocks • sculpture • bronzes • asian art & antiques • art glass oriental carpets • other antiquities & 20th century design For more information please call (561) 822-5440 or visit www.palmbeachshow.com


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WEARABLE ART GEMS WORTHY OF A MUSEUM SHOW BY MICHELLE M. HAVICH

MODERN RENAISSANCE A cherub in a Raphael painting inspired the Temple St. Clair Angels collection. We love the casual elegance of the 18-karat gold pendant with pavé diamonds ($1,850) worn with the Karina blue sapphire necklace ($1,450). Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, Naples (239-592-5900, saksfifthavenue.com)

FOB-ULOUS Made in Italy entirely of beads, these fobs ($720 and $740) remind of tiny Fabergé eggs and make the perfect modern ornamentation. Carlson’s Fine Jewelry, Naples (239-263-8881)

PICTURE PERFECT An artful brooch ($6,200), featuring a black opal flecked with color and framed in scrolled 18-karat gold with diamonds, imparts Impressionist style. Paul J. Schmitt Jewelers, Naples (239-262-4251)

’70s CHIC Reminiscent of macramé art, Kara Ross New York’s diamond and 18-karat gold Waterfall earrings ($3,852) bring out the hippie chick in everyone. Marissa Collections, Naples (239-263-4333, marissacollections.com)

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DECO DELIGHT Pink sapphires and diamonds set in 18-karat white gold bring the Oceanide clip to life. From Van Cleef & Arpels’ Atlantide collection, the clip captures the art deco period beautifully. (Price upon request.) Van Cleef & Arpels, Waterside Shops, Naples (239254-8845, vancleef-arpels.com)


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THE SPICE IS RIGHT

PHOTO MONTAGE: LEONOR ALVAREZ-MAZA

Vanilla is one of nature’s most decadent—and precious—spices. In fine perfume, it reads as a whisper of sweetness with the warmth of a classic oriental. Our favorite vanilla fragrances are delicate yet sensual: Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise with essence of vanilla orchid and star anise ($100, Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, Naples); Guerlain Tonka Impériale from the L’Art et la Matière collection ($235, La Femme Perfumery, Naples); Creed Sublime Vanille, a blend of rare vanillas ($475, Saks Fifth Avenue); Van Cleef & Arpels Orchidée Vanille from the Collection Extraordinaire ($185, Van Cleef & Arpels, Waterside Shops); and L’Artisan Parfumeur Havana Vanille with Mexican vanilla and aged rum notes ($155, beautyhabit.com).

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Bottega Veneta stamped silver metal necklace features bold geometric detailing (price upon request). Marissa Collections, Naples (239-263-4333, marissacollections.com)

ELEMENTAL Look sharp carrying the Lanvin miroirs metal clutch with bronze accents and chain strap (price upon request). Marissa Collections, Naples (239-263-4333, marissacollections.com)

LINE UP Tourmaline and diamond bracelet in 14-karat white and yellow gold ($19,500) shapes up any outfit. Cleopatraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Barge Fine Jewelry, Naples (239-261-7952, cleopatrasbarge.com)

THE BEST CIRCLES Tortoise bamboo floor lamp traces the circle of life with polished nickel. Summerfields Fine Furnishings, Naples (239-430-2505, summerfieldsnaples.com)

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HAPPY FEET Kick up your heels in gold sequined satin gladiator sandals ($1,550). Sergio Rossi, Bal Harbour (305-864-3643, sergiorossi.com)


SHORT STORY IN A SWIRL Embroidered silk swirl circle evening bag ($78) gets the night started with some swing. Jamiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Naples (239-262-4299, jamis-jcc.com)

Dress to kill in silver and gold embellished short boots ($1,650). Giueseppe Zanotti, Bal Harbour (305-868-0133, giuseppe-zanotti-design.com)

SO COOL The Georg Jensen Champagne cooler ($210) is a practical design stunner that keeps bottles chilled for lively celebrations. Fabec-Young & Co., The Village on Venetian Bay, Naples (239649-5501)

LIGHT UP Chanel radiant glow highlighting powder ($65) lights up your complexion. Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, Naples (239-592-5900, saksfifthavenue.com)

NAIL IT Hardware goes glamorous in this studded clutch ($4,670). Louis Vuitton, Waterside Shops, Naples (239-254-0456, louisvuitton.com)

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BRIGHT BEAUTY COLORED GLASS ADDS VIBRANCY TO HOME DECOR. BY KATHY BECKER

BRANCH OUT The Fiore Murano chandelier by Cenedese ($4,400) lights a room with retro style. Murano Glass Creations, Miromar Design Center, Estero (239-495-0045, muranoglasscreations.com)

ICONIC OBJECT Dale Chihuly’s Misty Blue Persian bowl sets the standard for decorative glass (price upon request). Collector’s Corner at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples (239-597-0660, thephil.org)

SPARKLING LILIES Multi-shaped jewel-toned bottles topped with stained-glass faceted fleurs-de-lis ($15-$25) sparkle in the sun and are stunning in groups. Summerfields Fine Furnishings, Naples (239-430-2505, summerfieldsnaples.com)

OLD FLAME A pair of Salviati Venetian candlestick holders ($1,500), circa 1950, bewitch with a mesmerizing blue swirl in the stem. Provenance Naples (239-263-4457, provenancenaples.com)

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NARRATIVE

New York Times best-selling author Dennis

wheel. Mystic River has all the hoary trappings of

Lehane is the first of five authors to speak at the

a 1930s Warner Brothers gangster movie. Gone,

Nick Linn Lecture Series for the Friends of the

Baby, Gone is the child-in-jeopardy plot. Shutter

Library of Collier County, February 8. An Eckerd

Island is a neo-gothic. So what makes the movies

College writer-in-residence, Lehane’s works have

good isn’t me; it’s the directors and screenwriters

won awards as novels and as movies based on

who made these movies largely without studio

them, like Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone.

interference. They had focused visions of what the

Shutter Island, directed by Martin Scorsese and

material should be.

starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is to be released this

■ What’s it like, seeing the movies based on

month. —Kathy Becker

your books?

DIANA LUCAS LEAVENGOOD

It’s always a little dislocating. It’s not my work on

[

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■ What makes your stories good movies?

the screen; it’s a parallel universe version of my

It’s not my stories, per se. I’m not being falsely

work. In the end, I have no cogent perspective of

modest. I’m proud of my stories, but they’re not

the movies. I just have to trust the people around

highly original. They don’t reinvent the narrative

me when they tell me they’re good.

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EN POINTE Kelsey Van Tine has leapt to new heights. Dancing since she was four years old, the born-and-raised Neapolitan landed a seasonal role in the professional Kentucky Ballet Theatre, fresh off her 2009 graduation from St. John Neumann High School. Van Tine, 18, embarked on the grueling audition circuit following years of training and performance at The Ballet Institute of Southwest Florida, Naples. Usually, serious ballerinas migrate to larger metropolitan areas when they hit their teens. “I wanted to be around family as long as I could,” Van Tine says. The audition circuit was also a learning experience. Van Tine traveled to New York for an audition that ended in 15 minutes. “It’s a struggle,” she says. But her commitment and family support are strong. “Now is my time to dance. I’m young and this is what I want to do. I’m fresh,” she says. “Not many people can say they are living their dream.” —Cathy Chestnut

TALKING HISTORY Last August, part-time Naples resident and nationally syndicated broadcast journalist Michael Smerconish became the first radio host to interview President Barack Obama live from the White House. The 30-minute interview was televised on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News. Presidential encounters aren’t new to Smerconish; previously, he interviewed Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Smerconish, also an adept writer, has authored five books, two of them New York Times best sellers. He spends most of the year in Pennsylvania, but heads to Naples with his wife and kids as often as he can. “For us it is a total respite from our busy lives,” Smerconish says. “We love that we can be anonymous and enjoy our four children. Every trip ends the same way, with one of us saying to the other, ‘Remind me why we are going home?’” —Christina Wells

GOAL ORIENTED Naples investment banker Ed Calkins is passionate about lacrosse. Avid about the sport since the age of seven, he was a member of Princeton University’s 1992 NCAA championship team. Calkins now seeks to give back to the sport he loves. In 2004, he assumed the leadership role for the Collier County Lacrosse Association with a goal of introducing the sport to area boys and girls. Calkins spearheaded a clinic program for youths aged six to 14 that initially attracted 60 kids. Enrollment grew quickly, and in 2009 more than 250 young people participated in the sessions. The sport’s popularity spread, and parents mobilized. In the fall of sport for the 2010 season. Calkins is ecstatic. “So much of my success ties back to lacrosse,” he says. “I want others to have a similar experience with the sport.” —C.W. 44 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

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LUXURIOUSLY RUSTIC

Embrace nature—and the good life—at Virginia’s Primland Resort. BY STEPHEN BROWN

In Appalachia there is a special affinity between the people and the land, harkening back to a time when Appalachee, Cherokee and Blackfoot tribes roamed the range stretching from Alabama to Newfoundland. Nestled along the spine of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Primland Resort holds true to the soulful character of this ancient mountain range. A 14,000-acre parcel of land, Primland stretches from peak to peak, looking over an untouched valley carved by the Dan River. The land of the Primland Resort has a somewhat circuitous history, with signs of habitation dating back to 12,000 BCE. It was later settled by European immigrants for agricultural purposes (tobacco being the staple crop) and even saw a brief stint as a moonshiners’ paradise during Prohibition. In 1977, Frenchman Didier Primat fell in love with the idea of owning a piece of the American wilderness and purchased the parcel of land to use for logging. But by 1986, with the plentiful natural beauty and native game, Primat shifted activities from logging to those of a recreational resort, building mountainside cabins and opening his preserve to wing shooting and wild game hunting. With the opening of the Highland golf course in 2006 and the Lodge in August 2009, Primland Resort has become one of the top luxury resorts of the Blue Ridge. Sculpted along the rim of the mountains, the Highland Course offers 18 holes of some of the most visually stimulating and technically daunting golf on the East Coast. Designed by architect Donald Steel, the Highland Course pays homage to golf’s roots, and serves as a picturesque partner to the Highlands of Scotland, where the rough is thick with natural variables and wildlife always plays through. The newest jewel of the Primland Resort is the Lodge, which resembles a Swiss ski resort more than a Blue Ridge hunting lodge. The great room’s dual fireplaces are tall enough to walk through, and the slate and wormwood accents provide subtle reminders of the region’s makeup. The 26 guest suites give new meaning to the term “roughing it.” With plush furnishings and a modern Euro-chic design, you would be hard-pressed to find a more luxurious chalet.

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In addition to fantastic views and world-class wing shooting, guests of Primland Resort can enjoy golf on the Highland Course.

The restaurant Elements accentuates the naturalistic vibe of the resort, with a menu steeped in local cuisine. In the able hands of Executive Chef Andrea Griffith, menu selections change daily. On the north end of the Lodge is a tower that looks like a large grain silo. As the roof yawns open, strains of “Also Sprach Zarathustra” from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey play in your head, and the eye of a telescope begins to translate the whisperings of the stars. The Observatory broadcasts its dazzling finds throughout the resort via live video feed. Specializing in wing shooting, Primland offers a valley of hedgerows and woodlands, while fields of milo, sorghum and switch grass create a perfect habitat for pheasant, chukar, quail and mal-

lards. The fields open through woodland shade on the valley, creating waist-high seas of golden hunting grounds. Early release methods give the stocked game ample time to find nesting and mating territories among the grasses. These methods make the birds exceedingly hard to flush out and exceptionally flighty, challenging the most expert hunters. Marching through the fields in a V pattern, shooters and a guide flank two welltrained pointers. Solitary hunters make use of elevated blinds and stands, and find the wild turkey and deer plentiful. Primland Resort is a unique and beautiful place, where the pleasures of earth and treasures of the heavens conspire to create a truly memorable experience. (866-960-7746, primland.com) ◆

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HARD-EDGED ELEGANCE BENTLEY TOUGHENS UP ITS IMAGE WITH THE NEW 621HORSEPOWER CONTINENTAL SUPERSPORTS. BY HOWARD WALKER

As classic testosterone-fueled, he-man movies go, Tom Cruise in Top Gun ranks as the crème de la crème. Six-g barrel rolls in an F-14 Tomcat, or catapult launches off a carrier—now that’s neck-snapping performance. So, presuming that Cruise’s character, Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, rode off into the sunset with Kelly McGillis, landed a job in software and made a killing, what’s he going to drive? No question about it—a 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports. With a thundering 621 horsepower from its twin-turbo, 12-cylinder engine, a top speed of 204 mph, and a deployable rear wing to prevent it from going vertical, this is the Top Gun of road cars. It is quite simply the fastest, most agile, most thrilling Bentley ever 50 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

offered. And at a whopping $274,000, it is by far the priciest of the Continental trilogy (sedan, coupe and convertible). This is the car that can lock horns with Ferrari’s 599 GTB Fiorano and the 007-favored Aston Martin DBS coupe. It’s a car that jettisons Bentley’s traditional Ye Olde English wood and leather elegance, and replaces it with a Stealth-fighter-on-wheels bad boy attitude. Just look at the thing. Our test car’s battleship-gray paint scheme, wicked 20-inch, black-painted forged alloy wheels and blacked-out chrome could have been created by Lockheed’s experimental department. Want the full Stealth treatment? For an extra $32,360, Bentley will happily spray the car in a stealthy matte-gray finish. The fighter-jet analogy doesn’t end there. Open the door, drop down into the seat, and prepare yourself for a shock. In a quest to sharpen the car’s sports-car focus, the cabin has gone more minimalist than Philippe Starck’s living room. In place of the usual exquisitely upholstered Barcalounger-style recliners, there’s now a pair of carbon fiber race buckets that grip you tighter than Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler.


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Automotive editor Howard Walker can be reached at NIedit@ naplesillustrated.com.

, g n i n r o m y a d n u S u o y See 3 1 1 h c n u r b e n g a p m a h c -Angelina

As for the back seat, there isn’t one. To shave weight, the rear has only a practical yet rather bleak-looking luggage shelf. Planning on picking up the kids from soccer practice? Better take the minivan. Yet despite its minimalism, the car has a true sporting elegance. Carbon fiber cascades across the dashboard. Complementing the sexy black leather are diamond-quilted, suede-like Alcantara inserts in the seats, door panels and headliner. The steering wheel is rimmed in grippy, soft-touch leather with the rubbery feel of sharkskin. The whole car is a toy box of tactility. Then you press the start button. As the big 6-liter W12 fires up, it sounds like Godzilla expelling air, or the distant detonation of Semtex explosive. Whoomph. This is aural muscle delivered through twin tailpipes the size of storm drains. The motor gets an extra 19 horsepower compared to the Continental GT Speed version. That may not sound like much, but combine it with a 240-pound weight loss and a tweaked six-speed auto that delivers 50 percent faster shift times, and you get a car that thinks it’s a rocket. All-wheel drive ensures there’s no unruly smoke-belching burnouts, just pure, rock-from-a-catapult acceleration. Standstill to 60 mph is covered in a blistering 3.7 seconds. Zero to 100 mph in 8.9. That’s quick. Very quick. Eyeballs-to-the-back-of-the-head quick. But forward motion is nothing without braking power. Hence the Supersports comes with the largest and most powerful brakes ever fitted to a production car. Step on these carbon-ceramic monsters— the front rotors are 16.5 inches across—and you can put a ripple in the earth’s crust. Yet despite its high-testosterone image, the Supersports is a pussycat to drive. It handles beautifully with perfectly weighted, super-accurate steering, and rides with surprising smoothness, even over the most wrinkled asphalt. The grip from those 20-inch gumballs at each corner is breathtaking. Al Gore would be proud of the Bentley’s green technology. Capable of running seamlessly on E85 ethanol biofuel, it can reduce total emissions by up to 70 percent—that’s if you can ever find the stuff. But make no mistake; this is one exceedingly special machine. Exclusive, hard-core, thrilling beyond belief, it is the perfect car for every “Maverick” out there. ◆

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taste

DISH

ROCKIN’ ROLL

Spicy hoisin-peanut sauce adds delicious subtle heat to the delicate shrimp, rice vermicelli, lettuce and carrots tucked into a rice wrapper in Charlie Chiang’s

VANESSA ROGERS

Vietnamese Summer Roll.

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taste

local flavor

BEYOND POPCORN

Popcorn is to movies as elephant ears are to carnivals, right? That may be, but at Silverspot Cinema at Mercato, popcorn is only part of the movie viewing experience. Although popcorn is still an option, Chef Leonardo Garcia, classically trained at the Florida Culinary Institute, will tempt patrons with truffle cheese fries, filet mignon and berries Romanov for dessert, among other menu items in Silverspot’s lobby dining room. Catering to a movie-going crowd is a new experience for Garcia, who was formerly chef de cuisine at The Breakers Palm Beach and executive sous chef for Hilton Hotels. Creative menu items befitting his background include pan-seared grouper with port wine vanilla reduction and mango cucumber slaw. But like a movie with an interesting plot twist, Garcia’s menu brings updates to traditional fare, like hamburgers made with prime Kobe and Angus beef, and items that reflect his Venezuelan upbringing, like his grandmother’s sugar-free tres leches dessert. Moviegoers in Bonita Springs will also be able to view and chew, with an expanded cinema menu at the Prado Cinema Café set to open in February at The Prado at Spring Creek, where Regal Stadium 12 used to be.

JANE GROWS

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Jane Wood has a knack for creating successful restaurants. Her latest, the Jolly Cricket in the former Zoe’s and Trilogy location, has brought the casual gastro pub to Fifth Avenue South with rattan seating, wood wainscoting and a comfort food–inspired menu. “We’re not fine dining, but we can accommodate any dress here,” says Nicole Lelli, special events and marketing coordinator. “It’s a comfortable atmosphere for everyone.” Wood added the restaurant this fall to her four Jane’s Cafés sprinkled throughout Naples. She’s good at more than restaurant concepts, though. Wood has formed a unique alliance for the greater good, partnering with Eden Autism Services to provide local organically grown produce, first for the Jolly Cricket, then for all her restaurants. The Garden at Eden was created as an urban farming project to teach vocational skills to older teen and adult Eden students. Participants plant, tend, cultivate and market the produce they grow. At Jolly Cricket, the fresh ingredients are delivered weekly and highlighted on the menu in nightly specials. Chefs from the restaurants will be heading to the farm as part of the educational process, and servers can tell diners about the partnership.

HOT LIST

ONCE INGRID AIELLI GOT PAST BEING COMPARED IN PRINT TO A SLOVAKIAN SALMA HAYEK, SHE NO DOUBT DID AN AWARD-WORTHY DANCE AT THE NEWS THAT ESQUIRE MAGAZINE NAMED SEA SALT ONE OF ITS TOP 20 NEW RESTAURANTS NATIONWIDE IN 2009. CHEF FABRIZIO AIELLI HAD TO LOVE THE COMPARISONS OF HIS DISHES TO THOSE AT ROME’S FAMOUS OBIKA MOZZARELLA BAR, DA FIORE IN VENICE, AND THE GREAT LA PERGOLA, ALSO IN ROME. THE HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM SAY OPENING THE RESTAURANT ON THIRD STREET SOUTH HAS BEEN A LITTLE LIKE GIVING BIRTH, WITH ALL OF THE CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH THE BUSINESS—AND OPENING IN A CHALLENGING ECONOMY. CLEARLY THAT LABOR OF LOVE HAS PAID OFF WITH NATIONAL MEDIA RECOGNITION.

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ON THE ROAD

Fans of Naples Tomato may see their beloved “vine dining” restaurant at points northeast. Owners of the popular local eatery and wine bar think the feedback from the more than 300,000 local diners since the restaurant opened four years ago helped refine the concept, giving it the potential to be popular elsewhere. “One of the things we did right was listen to our guests,” says Jack Serfass, co-founder and co-owner of Naples Tomato and the franchising company. “The concept—which today we call Vine Dining—now really fits the Naples lifestyle, and we think that many other communities will love it too.” Local guests will remain a focus group of sorts for any new franchises, with everything tested first in Naples, including new recipes, cocktails, uniforms and service standards. A loyal following of fans already make up the 8,000-member Naples Tomato Wine Club.


TASTY BITES Sometimes, just a taste of something is enough. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples capitalizes on that desire with

and other dishes, including seven desserts. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a lobby mojito menu. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grazing,â&#x20AC;? McFadden says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

its new Bites menu, served in the eve-

what sushi is and high tea used to be,

ning in the lobby lounge.

the social experience of today. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very

Lawrence McFadden, general manager at the beach resort, thought the increasingly popular â&#x20AC;&#x153;small platesâ&#x20AC;?

casual, unassuming food that speaks for itself.â&#x20AC;? The resort also added outdoor

concept would be a good way to update

seating to its sushi bar for additional

use of the recently refurbished lobby.

dining options.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the idea of sharing, so everyone

To make sure the Bites experience

can have a taste,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the

is expeditious as well as delicious, a

idea that you are not committing your-

former lobby pantry was turned into

self to a large portion.â&#x20AC;?

a culinary bar where drinks and cold

Each hot or cold dish has about three tastes, and ranges in price from

items are prepared. Ed Staros, regional vice president and

$2 to $14, which McFadden believes

managing director for The Ritz-Carlton

will appeal to locals who may want to

Resorts of Naples, says the concept

meet for a cocktail, or stop in before

offers great variety with something for

heading to dinner. Items include potted

everyone in high-quality hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres.

salmon, grouper cheeks, oxtail gnocchi

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a gathering place,â&#x20AC;? he says.

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taste

spirits

FIZZ FACTOR CHAMPAGNE REPRESENTS A SMALL PORTION OF THE WORLD’S SPARKLERS. BY MARK SPIVAK

When we see wine with bubbles, we automatically think of Champagne. This is not accidental—the major Champagne houses have conducted a public relations campaign over the course of the past century to make certain this association springs to mind. Less than 20 percent of the world’s sparkling wine is Champagne. For some of us, the Méthode Champenoise, the painstaking process by which Champagne is made, is more important than geographic pedigree. This time-consuming and expensive method centers on the second fermentation in the bottle that creates carbon dioxide. When we see the term on a bottle, we take it as a guarantee of quality. Spanish Cava, a Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine, accounts for slightly more than 10 percent of the world’s bubbly. In place of the familiar Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, Cava is composed of exotic grape varieties such as Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel-lo. It is produced in the Catalonian region. Codorníu is the oldest Cava producer, with cellars dating to 1872. Along with Freixenet, it controls the majority of the output, with prices in the $10 range. Segura Viudas, owned by the Ferrer family, which controls Freixenet, releases an excellent Reserva Heredad ($25), which compares favorably with many nonvintage brut Champagnes. Italy is turning out some excellent sparkling wine, although Asti Spumante still tends to dominate the public perception. Headquartered in Trento, Ferrari has been producing Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine since 1902; its Brut ($30) is fresh 56 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


Goosebumps sells for $45), a favorite for daily consumption is the Wyndham Estate Bin 555 Sparkling Shiraz ($15). Rich, ripe and meaty, with luscious flavors of dark berries, it pairs very well with poultry, duck, grilled steak and lamb. â&#x2014;&#x2020; Mark Spivak is the author of spivakonwine.com. He can be reached at NIedit@naplesillustrated.com. and clean, composed of 100 percent Chardonnay, with yeasty flavors of citrus and apples. Bellavista CuvĂŠe Brut ($35), made by the Champagne method in the Franciacorta region of Lombardy, is rich, complex and elegant. In recent years, Italy has become better known for Prosecco, made from the grape variety of the same name. While it originally gained fame as the primary ingredient in the Bellini, many consumers find it delightful on its own. It is produced by the Charmat method, in which the secondary fermentation occurs in pressurized tanks rather than bottles, and is consequently more reasonable in price. Mionetto Brut ($15), one of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular brands, has a soft texture and generous fruit profile that makes it a good match for finger foods, pasta and seafood. California sparkling wine attracted worldwide attention in 1972, when Richard Nixon toasted Chou En-Lai with Schramsberg on his breakthrough trip to China. Most of the major Champagne houses now have branches in California, some producing noteworthy sparklers. High points include Mumm Napa Blanc de Noirs ($20), Domaine Carneros Brut by Taittinger ($25) and Roederer Estate ($18). Anyone who has visited Australia has probably sampled sparkling Shiraz. While relatively unknown in this country, it is a favorite way to begin a meal Down Under. The best are made by the Champagne method, substituting Shiraz for the usual Chardonnay or Pinot Noir; many carry a substantial dose of sweetness, to balance the tannin contained in the red wine. While some are expensive (Mollydooker FEBRUARY 2010 57


Light & Shadow SPRING DRESSES IN ETHEREAL WHITES AND BOLD BLACKS SPIN A ROMANTIC TALE WITH AN EDGE. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT ADAMO Jewelry provided by Mariko, marikopalmbeach.com 58 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


Silver lace gown, Douglas Hannant, douglashannant.com FEBRUARY 2010 59


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Oscar de la Renta dress, Marissa Collections, Naples; ring, Cartier, Waterside Shops, Naples Opposite page: Dress, Roberto Cavalli, Bal Harbour; heels, Gucci, Waterside Shops, Naples FEBRUARY 2010 61


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Vera Wang dress, Mongolian vest, necklace, Marissa Collections, Naples Opposite page: Moschino halter dress, neta-porter.com; headpiece, Mariko, marikopalmbeach.com FEBRUARY 2010 63


Dress, bib, Salvatore Ferragamo, Waterside Shops, Naples Opposite page: Donna Karan dress, Marissa Collections, Naples; heels, Sergio Rossi, Bal Harbour 64 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


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Dress, Gucci, Waterside Shops, Naples; ring, earrings, Cartier, Waterside Shops Opposite page: Dress, Badgley Mischka, badgleymischka.com Fashion & Style Director: Katherine Lande Design Director: Olga Gustine Model: Amy Cook/Next Model Management, New York Hair & Makeup: Luis Beltran/Ford Artists, Miami Photography Assistant: Rob Kildoo


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FLIGHTS OF FANCY PIECES OF SOARING BEAUTY TO MAKE THE HEART FLUTTER BY KATHERINE LANDE Digital imaging by Leonor Alvarez-Maza

PERFECTLY PERCHED

The Tiffany diamond set in Jean Schlumberger’s whimsical Bird on a Rock setting, Tiffany & Co., Waterside Shops, Naples.

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WINGED WONDERS

Parade pendant from the Birds of Paradise collection, diamonds set in 18-karat white gold, Van Cleef & Arpels, Waterside Shops, Naples. Plume brooch in 18-karat white gold and diamonds, Chanel Fine Jewelry Boutiques, 800-550-0005. FEBRUARY 2010 69


NESTING INSTINCT

Bird cuff with 35.60 total carats of diamonds, set in 18-karat yellow gold and platinum, De Beers, Waterside Shops, Naples. Secrets et Merveilles brooch in platinum with opal, sapphire and diamonds, Cartier, Waterside Shops, Naples.

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LE PETIT OISEAU Clockwise from top left: Bulgari High Jewelry brooch, 18-karat white gold with 4.44carat sugar-loaf cabochon cut emerald and 5.10 total carats round brilliant cut diamonds, Yamron Jewelers, Naples. Hummingbird pin by Jean Vitau set with rubies, sapphires, diamonds and tsavorite in 18-karat yellow gold, Provident Jewelry, Naples. Handmade 18-karat yellow gold leaf brooch with various shades of green tourmaline and diamonds, exclusively at Hamilton Jewelers, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, hamiltonjewelers.com.

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Coffret de Victoire earrings in white gold with diamonds, purple sapphires and mother of pearl, Dior, Bal Harbour, diorjoaillerie.com. 72 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


CROWNS OF GLORY

Feather cocktail ring, 16.7 total carats of diamonds set in platinum, Harry Winston, harrywinston.com. Diamond and blue enamel Double Wing Brooch set in platinum and 18-karat yellow gold by Jean Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co., Waterside Shops, Naples. FEBRUARY 2010 73


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HART DAVIS HART WINE COMPANY


Steep Thrills

COLLECTING PRICEY RARE VINTAGES FOR LOVE OR MONEY? EVERYONE NEEDS A HOBBY, IF NOT AN INVESTMENT. BY MARK SPIVAK

How much is a prized bottle of wine really worth? At some point, almost every wine drinker will ask this question. You may be a high-end collector, a consumer who has made a few spectacular purchases over the years, or someone who stumbled across a bottle of Château Lafite in your grandfather’s attic. The conventional wisdom is that wine is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. This accounts for the significant fluctuations that occur in the auction market—like women’s hemlines and men’s lapels, certain types of wine go in and out of fashion. The true “blue chip” collectibles (to follow) retain a fundamental level of value, but even they are subject to the whims of supply and demand. FEBRUARY 2010 75


HART DAVIS HART WINE COMPANY

Hart Davis Hart auction room at Tru Restaurant, Chicago

“The auction market has always been fueled by Bordeaux and Burgundy, and we see that pattern continuing,” says Paul Hart, president of Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. in Chicago. His company conducts seven or eight auctions each year, attracting bidders who spend $20 million annually to secure the wines they want. In addition, the auction house sells both older and current vintage selections through a retail division. “Vintage Bordeaux has always been the core of the market,” Hart says. “Production is relatively high, which means that people can find it, drink it and get more. By contrast, Burgundy is a jewel box. There’s great demand for the top domaines because there’s very little supply.” Along with Hart Davis Hart, auction houses such as Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Acker 76 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

Merrall & Condit, Zachys, Morrell & Co. and The Chicago Wine Company sell the bulk of older vintage wine purchased in the United States. The key factor with older wine is provenance, or where the wine has been stored. Fine wine ages best in conditions of controlled temperature and humidity, along with absence of light and vibration; it’s important to choose a reputable auction house that can provide a guarantee of the wine’s condition. “We inspect all consignments to make sure the wine has been stored perfectly, and don’t accept them otherwise,” Hart says. “We’re particularly careful when wine has had more than one owner, and we reject consignments every day.” To buy at auction, anyone other than a private collector must navigate the complex wine distribution system. Retailers


HART DAVIS HART WINE COMPANY

and restaurants may only buy wine at commercial auctions if the product is cleared by a licensed distributor. In the Naples area, the Bonita Bay Club has gone to the auction block to purchase wine, notably First Growth Bordeaux from the 1982 vintage. Gus Arredondo, wine ambassador for the Bonita Bay Group and director of the Wine Club, has also assisted members in buying wine from auction houses in New York and California. “When members come to me,” Arredondo says, “they usually have a specific list of wines they’re interested in acquiring. Part of my job is to scout the various auctions and get prices, as well as review the condition of the wines. “Obviously, 1982 was a great vintage, one of those rare occasions when everything came together. People appreciate the quality of the wine, of course, but they also know that it will always hold its value; usually, a great vintage will increase in price over time.” However, there are a few cautions. Prospective buyers should not confuse commercial auctions with charity events. Bidders at charity auctions often willingly pay many times what the wine is worth, with the knowledge that the money is benefiting a good cause. Also, it’s imperative for

buyers to do their homework, or hire a consultant familiar with market conditions. A good vintage in one part of the world does not guarantee the same result elsewhere, and even growers several miles apart sometimes get different results. Remember, too, that only a small fraction of the wine produced in the world has the power and concentration to last, and only the great vintages are capable of improving for a decade or more. Here’s a quick guide to the classic collectibles on the commercial auction block. FIRST GROWTH BORDEAUX: Red Bordeaux is the king of older wine, and the First Growths (Lafite-Rothschild, Latour, Mouton, Margaux and Haut-Brion) are its standard-bearers. Classic vintages such as 1945, 1961, 1982 and 1990 will always stand the test of time. In May 1999, a case of 1982 Lafite-Rothschild sold for $3,700 at Hart Davis Hart; this March, the hammer price was $24,000. Lafite is first among equals in this group, particularly in Asia. PÉTRUS: This legendary Bordeaux from Pomerol is in a class by itself. Long prized for its luxurious, opulent texture and minuscule production, it has become one of the wine world’s ultimate status FEBRUARY 2010 77


symbols. Prices for vintages such as 1982, 1990 and 1998 have reached $3,000 per bottle at auction. RED BURGUNDY: The wines to buy are from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, or DRC, particularly La Tâche, Richebourg and Romanée-Conti itself. An average of only 450 cases of the flagship wine are produced each year. In 2006, Christie’s sold a case of the 1985 for a record-breaking $170,000 at an auction in New York. WHITE BURGUNDY: Great producers such as Leflaive, Dauvissat, Marquis de Laguiche and Lafon are always in demand, as well as iconic wines such as CortonCharlemagne from Domaine Leroy, which Arredondo carries on his list. Bottles of the 1996 Le Montrachet from Comtes Lafon have sold for $2,400 at Sotheby’s, while DRC’s version of the same wine easily topped $3,000. The 2005 Grand Cru Chablis from René and Vincent Dauvissat, by contrast, is a bargain at $160. CHAMPAGNE: “There’s a lot of interest in great Champagne,” Paul Hart says. 78 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

“It’s part of everyone’s cellar, but frequently a small part.” In 2008, bottles of Krug’s rare Clos du Mesnil 1996 sold for $1,655, and the even rarer 1995 Clos d’Ambonnay went for $3,500 on release last year. Salon, only released in top vintages, typically costs $600-$700 per bottle, and the elusive Cristal Rosé has been known to top $1,000. CALIFORNIA: Once one of the darlings of the auction room, prices for “cult” Cabernet Sauvignons from California have been falling steadily in recent years. “Many of these wines gained popularity too quickly and became overpriced,” Hart says, “while many properties simply had no track record.” The iconic wine is still Screaming Eagle, with vintages back to 1992 and prices that sometimes exceed $2,000 per bottle. There is also brisk demand for Harlan Estate, which has a production history since 1990 and sells in the range of $500 to $1,000, depending on vintage. SUPER TUSCANS: Like California Cabernet, the popularity of Super Tuscan blends from Italy has faded. One wine,


however, reigns supreme: Sassicaia from Tenuta San Guido. Prices for the Cabernet from Bolgheri depend greatly on the vintage, fluctuating from $200 (2005) to $400-$500 (1990) to more than $1,000 per bottle for the legendary 1985. “Sassicaia is a great example of a wine made with care and love,” Arredondo says. RHÔNE: Wines from the Rhône Valley have never been regarded as particularly sexy by high-end collectors, so bargains may be found from excellent producers, such as Vieux Telegraphe, Beaucastel, Rayas and Domaine de Pegau. The crown jewel of the Southern Rhône is Châteauneuf-du-Pape Hommage à Jacques Perrin by Beaucastel, while the most sought-after wine from the North is Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle. AUSTRALIA: Like its Californian counterparts, Australian Shiraz has been suffering recently in the auction rooms, but one wine is particularly valuable: Penfolds Grange, formerly known as Grange Hermitage. Created in 1951 by winemaker Max Schubert, Grange consistently sells in the $200 to $300 range, and can approach $500 per bottle in a good vintage.

DESSERT WINE: In a fickle economy, prices of sweet wines are often the first to be affected and frequently are the last to recover. “It’s a great thing to have,” Hart says, “but people don’t need to drink it as the centerpiece of a dinner menu.” Of course, there are exceptions. When searching for vintage Port, Graham’s commands prices far higher than those achieved by other Port houses; look for the classic vintages (1945, 1955, 1963, 1970, 1976). In the world of Sauternes, one label stands out from all the rest— Château d’Yquem. The only property to be ranked as a First Great Growth in the Classification of 1855, its value tends to move consistently upward. Excellent recent years include 1975 ($650), 1983 ($350), 1986 ($300) and the triumvirate of 1988, 1989 and 1990 (prices hover around $300-$350). At Bonita Bay, Arredondo purchased a 1927 Rieussec at auction, and served it to members as the culmination of a special Bordeaux dinner. “The real point of drinking a great wine is to enjoy it in a special setting with family and friends,” he says. “To enjoy a great wine is to create a great memory.” ◆

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Making a

statement

THE SAYING, “SHARED VALUES ARE THE KEYSTONE OF RELATIONSHIPS,” APPLIES TO HOW RON AND BARBARA BALSER COLLECT ART—AND NOW RON APPLIES IT TO THE ART HE CREATES.

BY KATHY BECKER • PHOTOGRAPHY BY JERRY RABINOWITZ

When Ron Balser was a college student in Europe, he met Heinz Berggruen, a prominent art dealer with a gallery in Paris who represented Pablo Picasso. When Balser was traveling in Paris in 1959, he bought a print by Georges Braque for $60. Berggruen helped Ron buy additional art and was a big influence. Now the art collection of Ron Balser and his wife, Barbara, spread among their homes in Atlanta, Naples

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and Santa Fe, includes about a dozen works by Picasso. The couple also collect art glass and photography, and in Naples have works by artists including Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Dale Chihuly, Stuart Davis, Charles Miner, Richard Jolly, Andy Warhol, Emile Galle and Ernest Trova. “We focus on particular art and artists, and what we want the art to evoke in a certain place,” Barbara says. “Sometimes we are seeking art; other times it seeks us.”


Opposite page: The foyer into the living room gets the art party started. This page top: 2 Dancing Ladies, bronze, Barbara Chen Left: Tango, bronze, Fernando Botero Above: Conversation, glass, Lucy Lyon

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After Ron earned a degree in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, he started Balser Companies, which developed special benefits for companies and was a nationally recognized advisor to Fortune 1000 companies. He also met Barbara, who had her own company before becoming CEO and co-chair of Balser Companies. She has served as national chair of the Anti-Defamation League, and they both have been recognized for their humanitarian and charitable contributions. Throughout their busy lives, collecting art remained a constant, whether they had room for it or not. “The collecting never stopped. It doesn’t matter if you do not have a place for it,” Barbara says. “Every time I think we are out of space we manage to manufacture some.” Some of their art resides at The Wharton School Balser Art Collection, as well as the Balser Art Collection at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. They found more space 17 years ago when they were in Santa Fe on a business trip. “When we were there, it was like someone was welcoming us home,” Barbara says. “We’d looked at homes everywhere, but never bought. We bought a house.” Then, after years of coming to Naples for meetings, they bought a condo in 1998. “We bought that on the spur of the moment,” Barbara says. “We were walking on the beach after our last meeting and saw people on the beach with little children. Santa Fe is not about babies. We had new babies.” 82 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

The Balsers’ art-filled living room Upper left: Ron and Barbara Balser by a Cubist guitar series by Picasso


“We focus on particular art and artists, and what we want the art to evoke in a certain place.” —Barbara Balser

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Right: Artist and Model, and a bronze bust of Marie-Therese Walter, both by Picasso; glass nest by Dale Chihuly Bottom: Ouisseau, Joan Miró; French Art Deco centerpiece Below: Jubilee III (Winged Couple), bronze, Lynn Chadwick

They bought the condo thinking that Naples would be a good place for their six children, plus nine grandchildren under the age of six, to visit. “We looked at it Monday and owned it by Thursday,” Barbara says. After several years, they decided they needed more space—for babies and art, and settled on a unit at Montenero in Pelican Bay designed by Joan Simonsen-Hickock. “Our tastes are aligned, but a lot of things in here are so different from how I would have done it, which is so fun,” Barbara says. “We had just finished a condo in Atlanta and didn’t want to do it again,” Ron says. “This was so well done, we could move 84 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

right in. It was furnished, and we made minimal changes.” Of course they hung their own art, and had drapes and shades installed to protect their treasures. After six years, they redid the kitchen, and continue to add art. Recently, they installed a Warhol, First Walk to the Moon. The artwork had been at their business, which they sold in 2007. “We took it to Atlanta,” Barbara says. “When a large piece on loan came back, we decided to bring it here.” “It’s iconographic,” Ron says. “So is all our other work.” For the kitchen, changes focused on practicality, with a double gas grill that Ron uses often when they entertain at


home, and two warming drawers, necessary for Ron’s routine of heating the cups and milk for morning coffee. As Naples Winter Wine Festival Trustees, the Balsers also know the importance of organization, especially after hosting a vintner dinner. Every item needing storage was measured to create the perfect space. “We created a bar with silverware, dishes and glassware organized on labeled shelves,” Barbara says. “I have to be highly organized with three homes, six kids. I worked full-time with Ron. I had a business; he had a business; we merged. If things aren’t logical, I get crazy. Ron is much the same way. If it doesn’t meet his needs, he’s not happy.” Although they are both happily retired now, they keep busy with philanthropic projects and Ron’s next enterprise, Balser Art Ventures, which includes creating stone pieces carved with sayings he has been writing throughout his life. Finding the sentiments carved on stone benches by American artist Jenny Holzer a little dark, Ron decided to combine his optimistic outlook and his passion for art with his own creations. “He started working with stone a couple of years ago,” Barbara says. “Ron made a bench on the balcony in Atlanta. When he needed another something, he made another one. People started asking about it.” Now Ron has been commissioned to make a bench and installation for the Staglin Family Vineyard in California. He will be creating a bench for the Children’s Museum of Naples. It’s all part of making sure that the next generation is as passionate about art as the Balsers are themselves. “We like to surround the kids with art, talk to them about it and expose them,” Ron says. “All of our kids are collectors of sorts.” Each of their homes reflects a facet of their collection. “In Santa Fe, the art there is best described as spiritual,” Barbara says. “Here is more chic. In Atlanta, it’s contemporary pop art and photo-realism. I think Ron and I lead the most wonderful, charmed life.” Perhaps the source of their magic is reflected in the inscription on a stone coffee table Ron created for their Naples living room: “Courage, heart, intellect come not from Oz. The yellow brick road leads only to yourself.” ◆

Top: Venetian by Dale Chihuly on granite and gold Oz coffee table by Ron Balser Above: The kitchen, with Symbola/ Shared Values granite sculpture by Ron Balser on the bar

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Above: Márton Váró working at his studio in Carrara, Italy. Opposite Page: Márton Váró and the head of Mary block. Right: Váró hard at work on one of the 15 pieces of the “Annunciation of Ave Maria”. Below: 40 ton block of Carrara marble used for sculpture. Bottom: Annunciation Maquette (work model), now displayed in front of the Ave Maria Oratory.

Two years into the project and still going strong. Márton Váró returned to Ave Maria, Florida in November to continue his work on the “Annunciation of Ave Maria”. Váró spent the summer in Carrara, Italy selecting the marble and sculpting seven of the fifteen pieces that comprise the sculpture. Váró completed the first block, the head of Mary, last spring and will be completing the final seven blocks of the sculpture at Ave Maria between now and May 2010. Váró has a studio work site set up in front of the Oratory and visitors can watch as this modern masterpiece takes shape. “There is nothing else like this anywhere in the world.” states Michael Windfeldt, the project manager, “Ave Maria is returning to the timeless tradition of recruiting the best artists in the world and asking them to create the masterpieces of the twenty first century. I believe they have succeeded. This project is truly history in the making” Váró will be returning to Carrara next summer to sculpt the two side sculptures of the Archangels Michael & Raphael. These two sculptures are seven and a half feet wide by twenty two feet high each. Together they are two thirds the size of the main sculpture of the Annunciation. Follow the progress of Márton and the “Annunciation of Ave Maria” and learn more about the Ave Maria Foundation for the Arts by visiting www.avemariaarts.org.


PROMOTION AND EVENTS • F E B R UARY 2 01 0

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers One of the country’s oldest fine art auction houses with more than 30 years’ experience. The new Naples office and saleroom offers expertise in jewelry, paintings, prints, fine furniture and decorative arts for collectors, museums, institutions and trust and estate professionals. 1300 Third St. S., Suite 201, Naples 239-643-4448 | lesliehindman.com

Aesthetic Surgery Center Physicians Anurag Agarwal, Richard Maloney and Luciano Boemi now offer Perma Facial Implant augmentation of the lips, a procedure ideal for people seeking permanent, natural and reversible lip enhancement. The Aesthetic Surgery Center staff invites those interested in the procedure to contact them with inquiries. 11181 Health Park Blvd, Naples 239-594-9100 | aestheticsurgerycenter.com

Sweet Charity Kimberley Speer Miller, a third-generation Oregon flower grower, creates unique floral arrangements. Motivated by her philanthropic spirit, Sweet Charity gives back to the community that does much to help those in need. 239-435-0144 | kimberley@sweetcharitynaples.com

Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration The von Liebig Art Center presents an exclusive exhibition featuring the dresses of the late Princess of Wales and other royal memorabilia, including some items previously unseen in the United States. Proceeds benefit the arts and area breast cancer patients. The exhibition runs March 13 through June 27, with an opening gala set for March 10. 585 Park St., Naples 239-262-6517 | naplesart.org

Las Vegas Casino Night 21st Century CARE (Cancer Assistance, Research and Education) and the NCH Healthcare Foundation join efforts March 13 for a night of gaming for a good cause at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples. Proceeds will be used to provide cancer patients in Collier and Lee Counties with immediate financial assistance for treatment expenses not covered by insurance. 12573 New Brittany Blvd., Building 23, Fort Myers 239-938-9301 | 21stcenturycare.org


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The Great Venetian Duck Race On February 27, The Lutgert Companies and the Children’s Museum of Naples team up to race 10,000 rubber ducks in Venetian Bay. Launching from the Village on Venetian Bay, the ducks will be sold for $10 each, and each duck has the opportunity to win prizes for its owner. Proceeds benefit the museum, which is scheduled to open in the fall. 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. N, Naples 239-403-2204 | naples.com

Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show One of the largest shows of its kind, featuring more than 200 international exhibitors and dealers of fine art, sculpture, furniture, silver, textiles, bronze, jewelry, porcelain, ceramics, pottery, timepieces, glass and other objets d’art ranging in date from the antiquities to modern day. A daily educational lecture series with industry experts further enhances the show—a cultural experience for everyone from novices to museum curators. The seventh annual event is February 12-16 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. 561-822-5440 | palmbeachshow.com


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4101 Gulfshore Blvd. #5N, Naples, Florida 34103 9149 Total SQFT PURCHASE PRICE $7.49 Million Call me to schedule a private showing. One of the lowest per Square Foot priced units on the Beach! CONTACT JOHN BURTON REALTOR for all your needs at 239-777-6382 or visit www.ForParadise.com Vistas from the Master

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This palatial beachfront condominium with magnificent sunsets comprises 37 private estates. The property’s one-of-a kind floor plan of three full master suites includes a guest cottage with full kitchen and living room. Cherrywood den, family room, and theatre room enhance this estate. Interior details include custom window treatments, cornices and mouldings, crystal and Murano chandeliers, two fireplaces, pearl marble countertops and flooring. Two elevators open into the private entry foyer. This property includes full-time security, a three-car garage, social room, fitness centre, sauna, pool/spa, and lobby with exquisite Chihuly sculptures and art collections. Exlusive restaurants, shopping and The Naples Performing Center for the Arts are all just minutes away. “Whether you are buying or selling we have many years of experience and a proven track record to our vast international and domestic clients. Trust in us to negotiate a sale or purchase to make the most of your investment.”

ENCLAVE PROVENCE LE RIVAGE ARIA

$7,900,000 to $4,850,000 $7,250,000 to $1,895,000 $6,500,000 to $5,900,000 $4,995,000 to $2,295,000

Square feet under air Year built 5,800 - 7,000 1991 3,278 - 5,690 2000 6,542 - 6,062 1996 3,393 - 5,086 2006

Information provided by Florida Association of Realtors, and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed accurate.

J.H. BURTON Realtor

621 5th Ave South Naples, FL, 34102

Direct 239-777-5852 NaplesMarco@gmail.com

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PRESENTING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA’S FINEST PROPERTIES PORT ROYAL AREA 3541 Gordon Drive Breathtaking views over Champney Bay! Renovated 4BR/4 full+2 half baths home.

$3,995,000 Beth Hayhoe McNichols 821-3304

OLD NAPLES 47 & 67 - 8th Avenue South Family compound or corporate retreat on 2 lots.

$4,995,000 Cindy Thompson 860-6513

OLD NAPLES 272 - 11th Avenue South Perfect getaway home with room for the whole family.

$4,200,000 Ruth Trettis 403-4529

POINTE AT PELICAN BAY 540 Via Veneto #101 Offered move-in ready and fully-furnished. Southern Exposure.

$749,000 Linda Piatt 269-2322

BAY COLONY - VIZCAYA 7855 Vizcaya Way Extensivley renovated, beautiful lake view and fully storm protected.

$2,400,000 Patricia Bucalo 248-0694

OLD NAPLES 1065 - 6th Street South Old Florida-style home with 5BRs + 2 dens in the heart of Old Naples!

$2,650,000 Mary Yon 572-3274

GREY OAKS 2419 Indian Pipe Way This elegant, Mediterranean style single-family home welcomes you.

$2,899,000 Mary Yon 572-3274

PORT ROYAL This waterfont community is one of the finest in the world.

from $2,300,000 - $17,500,000 Celine Van Arsdale 404-9917

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“THE EXCEPTIONAL ESTATES OF NAPLES, FLORIDA USA” PORT ROYAL & ADJACENT ENVIRONS TO ELITE BAY COLONY EXCLUSIVE BEACHFRONT, BOATING & BEACH CLUB MEMBERSHIP PROPERTIES VIVACIOUS GREGARIOUS SETTING CUSTOM CRAFTED TO ENJOY THE BEST QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ENTERTAINING FAMILY & FRIENDS!

11,000 SQ.FT. UNDER AIR. 7 BEDROOMS, STUDY, BILLIARD ROOM, GAME ROOM & THEATRE. 180° OPEN-WATER VISTAS FRONTING NAPLES BAY. DEEPWATER DOCKAGE. EXQUISITELY CRAFTED.

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DIRECT BEACHFRONT HOME

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FRENCH MANSE W/GUESTHOUSE LUXURY TRANSCENDS THE EVERYDAY

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3250 GREEN DOLPHIN LANE

Hand-Hewn Walnut Floors. Groin Vaulted & Barrel Ceilings. Study + Living Room w/Fireplace. All Steps To Beach

Barefoot Seascapes Are Yours! Watch Sunsets & Your Cares Melt Away!

Exquisite Kasimir Korybut Designed Bermudan Estate. Main House + 2-Bedroom Guest Quarters. Cabana & Orchid House Poolside.

$6,500,000

$6,300,000

$4,500,000

PORT ROYAL BEACH CLUB MEMBERSHIP PROPERTY

PORT ROYAL BEACH CLUB MEMBERSHIP PROPERTY

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ALLURING SOUTHWEST EXPOSURE ROMANTIC SUNSETS, 1½ SITES

EXPANSIVE BAY VISTAS MILES & MILES

MAIN HOUSE & 2-BEDROOM GUEST HOUSE FRONTING BROAD WATER VISTAS

69 Ft. Deepwater Yacht Dockage. 154 Ft. Waterfrontage. Move-In Condition Opportunity.

Build Your New Dream Home. Site Accommodates 7,000-9,000 Sq.Ft. Residence.

Southeast Exposure. Approx. 1-Acre Grounds. Elegant Interior. Waterfalled Koi Pond. Deepwater Dockage.

$4,840,000

$4,350,000

$4,500,000

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REALTY OF NAPLES INC. THE PLAZA ON THIRD STREET • 1170 THIRD STREET SOUTH • SUITE C-200 • NAPLES, FLORIDA 34102 (239) 434-7228 OR (239) 860-1644 • TOLL FREE (866) 434-7228 • WWW.THEFORRESTCOMPANY.COM This offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sales, changes and/or withdrawal without notice.

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REMINGTON PENTHOUSE-2104 Breathtaking panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico from every vantage point. Sophisticated, casual elegance in exclusive Bay Colony ▪ Directly on the beach ▪ 4 bedroom suites ▪ Den ▪ 5 full baths ▪ 2 half-baths ▪ Over 6,800 sq. ft. of living area ▪ Private rooftop cabana with spa ▪ Located within a guard-gated enclave ▪ the ritz-carlton concierge services available

price upon request

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OLD S $3,495,000

4201 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Residence 1503--Approx. 4,113 sq. ft.

PROVENCE

4151 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Residence 201--Approx. 6,185 sq. ft.

614 Bowline Drive

$2,050,000 PARK SHORE TOWER

4+den, 5.1 bath pool home. 4,501 total living area sq. ft., 6,189 total sq. ft. $2,199,000

4251 Gulf Shore Blvd. N.

Newly Renovated Building! Residence 12A--Approx. 2,298 sq. ft. Residence 9B--Approx. 2,815 sq. ft. Residence 3A--Approx. 2,298 sq. ft.

SEAGATE

from $949,000 BAY SHORE PLACE

4255 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Residence 406--Approx. 1,900 sq. ft.

$899,000 SAVOY

5076 Starfish Avenue Waterfront home. Approx. 2375 sq. ft.

$795,000

4041 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Residence #PH-7--Approx. 2,375 sq. ft.

$1,100,000 ALLEGRO

4031 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Residence 3D--Approx. 2,520 sq. ft.

$820,000

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REALTOR®

239.825.8494 THE VILLAGE OFFICE 239.261.6161 www.naplesbeachproperty.com

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NAPLES MUSIC FESTIVAL Presented By

March 21, 2010

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The League Club brings to Naples Forbidden Broadway, New York’s award-winning comic salute to the Great White Way. From Phantom to Wicked, the satire good-naturedly roasts shows and actors with funny costumes, song spoofs, and impressions, while providing an amusing history of American musical theater. The curtain rises February 19 at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; 239-261-4928, theleagueclub.org. —Kat Smith

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FEBRUARY 2010 HOOPS Join some 2,000-plus fans for fast-paced basketball during Florida Gulf Coast University’s men’s and women’s basketball season. On the women’s side, the Eagles returned all five starters from last year’s ASun regular-season championship team, which advanced to the second round of the postseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament. Home games at Alico Arena are February 4, 6, 18 and 20. Men’s Eagles include Naples’ own Reed Baker, a junior and one of the team’s high scorers. Home games at Alico Arena are February 4, 6, 18, 20 and 25. Action begins on the diamond with the men’s baseball opener February 19, and home games February 20 and 21. Women’s softball spring break tournament is February 25-28. The men’s and women’s tennis teams have matches February 5 and 6. For information, visit fgcu.edu. —Kathy Becker

FGCU’s women's basketball

MARCH ON

Peter Thomas reviewing a script

DELICIOUS PRESERVES The Naples Historical Society has a treasure trove of photos, records and other archival material, but the vibrant lives and colorful stories hidden within are not especially accessible. To help change that, the society has undertaken an ongoing oral history recording project. Elaine Reed, executive director of NHS, proposed to capture on film the stories and spirit of pioneering Naples families to preserve history and create awareness and appreciation. Begun in 2007, the project involves interviewing on camera dozens of people who recount their experiences. Among them was the late local historian, Maria Stone, in her last interview. Alexander Goldstein of ABG World Video Production, Naples, working with NHS archivist Jose Lombillo, is combining the interviews with historic photos related to the story being told. A “trailer” of these slices of life, sponsored by American Momentum Bank and titled “Naples Oral Histories: If These Walls Could Talk!,” will premiere during a special cocktail party fundraiser at Palm Cottage February 19. The evening will include an introduction by wellknown narrator Peter Thomas, who provided the film’s voice-over. A public showing will be February 20 in the new Cottage Theater. The 30-minute program offers a glimpse into the archives. The oral histories project will be ongoing, with another 18 or 20 installments. For information, 239-261-8164. —Kat Smith

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It takes an army. So breast cancer specialist Dr. Susan Love is putting one together to make sure that breast cancer research quickly discovers a cure. Her research foundation has partnered with Avon to get one million women—those with breast cancer and those without—to volunteer to participate in studies. The Army of Women was created to help scientists who were having trouble recruiting volunteers for research studies in which treatments and medications are tested. Love will talk about the army and other efforts of her nonprofit foundation to find a cure for breast cancer at the Eighth Annual Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support luncheon February 4 Dr. Susan Love at The Ritz-Calrton, Naples. She will be joined by nurse and humorist Carol A. O’Flaherty, who will show the value of laughter in staying healthy. Bosom Buddies, established in 1994, offers physical, emotional and educational support for individuals with breast cancer and lymphedema. Money raised at the luncheon will be used to help uninsured and underinsured women and men in Collier County and Bonita Springs. For information on the event, call Mimi Scofield, 239-598-3786. For information on Dr. Love’s army, visit dslrf.org. —K.B.


FRESH AIR

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In a community that’s all about alfresco living, it’s no surprise there’s an art festival designed to celebrate the outdoors artistically. Third on Canvas brings 40 artists chosen and sponsored by the Naples Art Association to Third Street South and environs, and invites then to paint plein air February 15 and 16. Artists are local or locally known, including Robert Gruppe. An artist from Italy will paint at Sea Salt restaurant, and there will even be an artist painting in the window of Marissa Collections, says Jody Rosenbaum, chairwoman of the event. In the past, most of the artists have been landscape painters, but to change things up, contemporary, figurative and still life artists have been asked to take their art to the streets and are among 15 new artists participating this year. The event grew out of the Wet Paint

Special events abound during season, with many supporting worthy causes. Naples Illustrated proudly sponsors a number of happenings this month: ■ Naples Art Association at the von Liebig Art Center, Naples, Naples Collects 2010, through Feb. 14; 239-262-6517, naplesart.org. ■ Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Inc., Caring Women Bond to Beat Breast Cancer, Feb. 4, luncheon, raffles, silent auction, special guest Dr. Susan Love, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; 239-417-4600, bbbcsi.org. ■ Naples Botanical Garden, Trunk Show in the Garden, vendors from across the country offer unique boutique shopping, with clothing for adults and children, jewelry, and home accessories, Feb. 12-13; 239-643-7275, naplesgarden.org. ■ Art Gallery Old Naples, Drawing With Passion, Ink and Graphite Works by Lionel Heddy, reception with the artist, Feb. 18, show runs Feb. 12-March 12; 239-775-5000, artgalleryoldnaples.com. ■ Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers Series, The Hidden Met, with the dean of American museum directors, Philippe de Montebello, the first Director Emeritus of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Feb. 28, Naples Grande Beach Resort; 239-596-6524, naplesdistinguishedspeakers.org. ■ Edison State College Collier Campus, L.I.F.E. Leadership in Fostering Education Award luncheon, honoring Myra Janco Daniels, Feb. 18, Naples Grande Beach Resort; 239732-3957. ■ Opera Naples, Romeo & Juliet, Then and Now, elegant staged production with full orchestra, ballet and chorus, black-tie gala with Champagne reception, music of Charles Gounod’s opera and Leonard Bernstein’s musical West Side Story combined to tell the most famous love story of all, Feb. 20-21, Miromar Design Center, Estero; 239-5147464, operanaples.com. ■ Children’s Museum of Naples, The Great Venetian Duck Race, Feb. 27, 10,000 adopted rubber ducks will be dropped into Venetian Bay to race for prizes, The Village on Venetian Bay, Naples; 239-514-0084, cmon.org.

Auction held for three years by Rosenbaum for Ironstone Bank. The works created during the painting days will be exhibited for a week at the von Liebig Art Center February 19 through 24 before being auctioned to benefit the art center and the artists at a gala February 24. On February 17, 18 and 19, another group of artists will offer demonstrations around Third Street South. “The public just loves to watch the process,” Rosenbaum says. “It really is to capture the beauty we have around us, the beauty we live with every day that we can take for granted.” For more information, naplesart.org or thirdstreetsouth.com. —K.B. Top: Artist Priscilla Powers with Relax Left: Former Sotheby's art auctioneer Lorna Kelly and Naples Mayor Bill Barnett, 2009 auctioneers

ART & MUSEUMS Art Gallery Old Naples—Through the Glass, paintings and mono prints by Alice Fjelstul, through Feb. 6; Drawing With Passion, Ink and Graphite Works by Lionel Heddy, Feb, 12-March 12, reception with the artist, Feb. 18; 239-775-5000. Art League of Bonita Springs—Annual Members’ Exhibition, Feb. 5-25; Hair Affair: The Art of Hair, Feb. 15, Pelican’s Nest Golf Club, Bonita Springs; Artist Studios Art Walk, Feb. 25, the Promenade, Bonita Springs; 239-495-3999, artcenterbonita.org. Art League Marco Island Center for the Arts—Ports of Call Fine Art Exhibit, Feb. 2-March 16; Taste of Raku, Feb. 16; Celebrate the Arts Festival, Feb. 27-28; 239-394-4221, marcoislandart.com. Bentley Showroom, Naples—Reception with artist Janis Siegel, Feb. 18; 239-213-0712.

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Blue Mangrove Gallery, Marco Island—Natalie Salminen, reception, Feb. 3, exhibit Feb. 3-28; 239-393-2405. Collier County Museum, Naples—ForEverglades: Photography by Clyde Butcher and Jeff Ripple, through April 3; 239252-8476.

Juried Fine Art Exhibitions and Competitions, through Feb. 9; recent art photography and digital art by Artist in Residence Arthur Gerstein, and The Artist Within: second of the Artescape Florida West 2010 Series, Feb. 18-March 6; 239-948-4427. Gardner-Colby Gallery, Naples— Interiors, group show featuring Lindsay

Goodwin, Jonathan Ralston, Kim English, Lesley Rich, and Helen St. Clair, Feb. 11; Frank Corso show, Feb. 25; 239-403-7787. Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples—Bob Kane, recent oils, through Feb. 13; Paul Jenkins at 86, Feb. 14-26; Will Barnet watercolors, Feb. 28-March 12; 239-261-2637, harmonmeekgallery.com.

Florida West Arts, Bonita Springs—Oil paintings by Cathy Logan, and It’s All About Celebration, first of four in the Artescape Florida West 2010 Series of

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TOMORROW TODAY They say that a good idea is always a good idea, and Frank Russen plans to test that theory with the first-ever Painting My Tomorrow event to support the Freedom Waters Foundation February 14 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples. Russen, director of the Englishman Fine Art & Antiques—which late last year moved from the Plaza on Third Street South to a spot between Tommy Bahama and Sea Salt—held a similar event in Pittsburgh for 10 years. The idea was to have sick children create art representing their dreams. The art was sold to benefit a charity to help children with cancer. The Phil will exhibit 80 works created by children who have participated in Freedom Waters’ trips, where volunteers take children with life-threatening illnesses or disabilities for worry-free boat trips on the relaxing Gulf waters. The artwork was created by youths up to 21 years old, and bidding will start at $100. For information: 239-248-1120, freedomwatersfoundation.org. —K.B.

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Thank You, S ponsors! Almost 250 women shopped and mingled at the 7th Annual “If the Shoe Fits” fundraising event on December 2 at Saks Fih Avenue. Presented by Naples Illustrated, this fun and unique event connued to be a crowd pleaser filled with wine, Shoenis, hors d’oeuvres and good company. Guests supported the foundaon by shopping at Saks with 5% of all sales donated to the foundaon, and A. Jaron Jewelry, donang 20% of sales. The whole evening raised over $25,000 with all proceeds benefing Take Stock in Children, the scholarship & mentoring program of The Educaon Foundaon.

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MARIANNE FRIEDLAND GALLERY—AL HELD–COLOR, GEOMETRY AND ILLUSION, FEB. 11-28; 239-262-3484

Marco Island Historical Society—Antique Appraisal Faire, Feb. 6; 239-394-6917. Marianne Friedland Gallery, Naples— Milton Avery and the Medium of Monotype, Jan. 28-Feb. 9; Al Held–Color, Geometry and Illusion, Feb. 11-28; 239262-3484. Museum of the Everglades, Everglades City—Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival, Feb. 23-26; 239-695-2397. Naples Art Association at the von Liebig Art Center, Naples—Naples Collects 2010, sponsored by Naples Illustrated, through Feb. 14; Big Cypress Swamp: The Western Everglades Landscape, by Clyde Butcher, and Members’ Gallery Third Show of the Season, through Feb. 28; Art in the Park, Feb. 6, Cambier Park; Third on Canvas Exhibition, combines plein air painting on Third Street South and exhibit at the von Liebig, Feb. 18-24; 31st Naples National Art Festival, includes 300 juried artists, Cambier Park, Feb. 20-21; Third on Canvas Gala Auction, Feb. 24; 239-2626517, naplesart.org. Naples Artcrafters—Fine Art & Craft Show, Feb. 13, Cambier Park; 239-352-3036.

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Naples Botanical Garden—First Call Fridays, live music, Feb. 5; Second Saturday Family Fun Celebrations, Feb. 13; Third Sunday Brunch, Feb. 21; Fourth Wednesday Food Feature, cooking lessons with chefs from Naples Originals restaurants, Feb. 24; naplesgarden.org. Naples Historical Society—Walking Tours of the Historic District, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; guided tours of the Norris Gardens, Feb. 4, 18; tours of Palm Cottage, Tuesdays–Saturdays; 239-261-8164. Neapolitan Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America—The Art of Embroidery, a Needlework Exhibit, Feb. 18-20, Moorings Park, Naples; 239775-2607. Norris Center, Naples—Carol Kinkead

photography exhibit, Feb. 1-28; 239213-3049.

and Alec Soth, Feb. 2-April 18; 239-5971900, thephil.org.

North Collier Regional Park, Naples— Sam Platt exhibit, Feb. 1-28; 239-252-4000.

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Naples—Annual All Photography exhibition, presented by Rookery Bay and United Arts Council, juried by Clyde Butcher, Feb. 2-April 2; 239-263-8242.

Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show—Seventh annual show featuring fine art, sculpture, furniture, silver, textiles, bronze, jewelry, ceramics, glass, and more plus education lectures, Feb. 12-16, Palm Beach County Convention Center; 561-822-5440. Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art—Images of Hope, Immokalee: Looking Forward, Looking Back, through Feb. 7; Chihuly: Recent Work, through April 25; Woman: The Art of Gaston Lachaise, through April 30; People, Places and Things, the Art of Ben Aronson, Joel Babb

Rosen Gallery & Studio, Naples—A Taste of Raku, pottery glazing and socializing, Feb. 4; 239-821-1061. Trudy Labell Fine Art, Naples—Exhibit featuring Joel Babb’s beach and Florida paintings, in conjunction with a show at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, Feb. 1-28, opening reception Feb. 4; Reality Check, exhibit of works from hyper-realism to gently recognizable images, Feb. 1-28; 239-434-7778.

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Food, Inc., Feb. 24; call for time and location; 239-593-0177. Films on Fifth—Son of Rambow, Feb. 21, Sugden Community Theatre, Naples; 239263-7990. Marco Island Foundation for the Arts—Art Film Series, Feb. 17, Marco

OPERA NAPLES—ROMEO & JULIET, THEN AND NOW, WITH ANTHONY KEARNS, FEB. 20-21, MIROMAR DESIGN CENTER, ESTERO; 239-514-7464

Underground Art Wednesday—Tour studios and galleries with the North Naples Arts Alliance, Feb. 3; 239-821-1061.

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Children’s Museum of Naples—The Produce Market, Feb. 13, Waterside Shops, Naples; 239-514-0084, cmon.org. Naples Art Association at the von Liebig Art Center, Naples—Nuts About the von Liebig, free family day, crafts, activities, entertainment, Feb. 6; 239-2626517, naplesart.org.

Art League of Bonita Springs—Art in Cinema: Frida, includes dinner, film and discussion, Feb. 3; 239-495-3999, artcenterbonita.org. Cambier Park, Naples—Outdoor Family Movie Night, Feb. 27; 239-213-3058. Collier County Public Library Film Series—Julie & Julia, Feb. 10-11; A Night In Havana: Dizzy Gillespie In Cuba, Feb. 17-18;

Norris Center, Naples—La Dolce Vita, Fellini’s masterpiece, Feb. 2; Stanno Tutti Vene (Everybody’s Fine); presented by Italian Cultural Society, Feb. 16; 239-434-3323.

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to S.C.O.F.F. At, a southern seafood extravaganza, Feb. 21, the McCurdy home, Bonita Springs; 239-495-3999. Evening on Fifthâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Live entertainment, shopping and dining, Feb. 11, Fifth Avenue South, Naples; 239-435-3742. Kathrynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Collection, Naplesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Trunk Shows: Michael Collection Knits, Feb. 2-4; Yolanda Lorente hand-painted silk jackets and dresses, also Starfire Jewelry, Feb. 11-13; 239-434-1885. Marco Island Farmers Marketâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wednesday mornings, Mackle Park; 239-394-7549. Marissa Collections, Naplesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Trunk shows and personal appearances: Jules Reid Spring, Feb. 4-5; House of Lavande

jewelry, Feb. 11; Yossi Harrari jewelry, Feb. 25-27; Body Booster facials with Monica, Feb. 9-10; Oscar de la Renta pre-fall trunk show, Feb. 11-13; Brushes with Greatness Facials, Feb. 22-24; 239-263-4333. Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center, Bonita Springsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Tribute to Julia, Feb. 1; Provence, France, Feb. 3; Date Nights, Feb. 5, 19; Winemaker Dinners, Feb. 6, 13, 27; Tour of Italy, Feb. 8; Wine Education Series: The World of Wine II, Feb. 10; Creative Salads, Feb. 12; Tapas, Feb. 15; Flavors of Thailand, Feb. 17; Wine Tasting in the Robb & Stucky Casual Livingâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Outdoor showroom, Feb. 18; California Wine Country, Feb. 22; Simple Meals, Feb. 24; 866-206-3840, robbstucky.com. Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shopsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Trunk show and personal appearance,

Henry Schickerling of Tosca Couture, Feb. 15-16; 239-592-5900, ext. 200. Third Street South, Naplesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Farmers Market, Saturdays, behind Tommy Bahama; Thursdays on Third, music, shopping, dining, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; 239-649-6707. The Village on Venetian Bay, Naplesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Village Nights, live entertainment, shopping, dining, Feb. 4; 239-261-6100.

MUSIC The Bach Ensembleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Winter Sarabande: Come Let Us Sing, Feb. 18, Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples; 239-732-1055. Bonita Springs Concert Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Free concert, Feb. 7, Riverside Park, Bonita Springs; 239-498-4985.

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NAPLES ART ASSOCIATION AT THE VON LIEBIG ART CENTER— NAPLES COLLECTS, THROUGH FEB. 14; 239-262-6517

Cambier Park, Naples—Naples Townsmen Orchestra and Southwest Florida Big Band, Feb. 5; Naples Daily News Jazz Band, Feb. 7; Gulf Coast Big Band, Feb. 14; Naples Jazz Orchestra, Feb. 15; U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, Feb. 25; Naples Concert Band, Feb. 28; 239-263-9521. Classic Chamber Concerts—Quintet on Fifth, featuring flutist Amy Porter, University of Michigan Woodwind Quintet, and pianist Ilya Itin, Feb. 2, Sugden Community Theatre, Naples; 239-434-8505. The Hyacinth Series—Vocal and piano concert with baritone Christopher Bolduc and pianist Charles Webb, Feb. 4; Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples; 239-261-1487. Mackle Park, Marco Island—Winter Concert Series, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; Marco Island Strummers, Feb. 28; 239-394-7549. Norris Center, Naples—Bluegrass All-Stars, featuring Phil Leadbetter and Richard Bennett, Feb. 6; 239-213-3049. Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples—Beauty and Destiny, Feb. 4-7; Lainie Kazan, Feb. 5-6; Rachel York, Feb. 9-10; Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Feb. 11; Brass at the Ballet, Feb. 11, Temple Shalom, Naples; Gladys Knight, Feb. 12; Michael Feinstein, Feb. 13; Flute & Piano Master Works, Feb. 14; The Irish Rovers, Feb. 15; Irving Berlin Tribute: From Ragtime to Ritzes, Feb. 16-21; James Naughton: Duke Ellington to Randy Newman, Feb. 19-20; Englebert Humperdinck, Feb. 24; Steve Tyrell, Feb. 26; Nikki Blonsky, Feb. 26-27; Century of Jazz Piano, Feb. 28; 239-597-1900, thephil.org. Steinway Piano Society—Lidia Doroshina recital, Feb. 18, FEBRUARY 2010 147


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Steinway Piano Gallery, Bonita Springs; 239-498-9884.

visiting artist workshops and classes; for full listing, 239-495-3999.

Voices of Naples—The Color of Music, spring concert, Feb. 28, Naples United Church of Christ; 239-732-0947.

Collier County Audubon Society— Frogs in Southwest Florida, with Dr. Win Everham, Feb. 2, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Naples; 239-643-7822.

SPEAKERS/SEMINARS Art League of Bonita Springs—Various

Conservancy of Southwest Florida,

Naples—A Tweety for Your Sweety, program for kids and grownups on why birds change color, mammals roar and more in the name of love, plus a Valentine’s treat, Feb. 13; Art in the Environment with artist Paul Arsenault, includes lunch and tour of Arsenault’s cottage, Feb. 15; Western Everglades Exploration Series, two locations, Feb. 16, 23; Sea Turtle Survival with biologist/environmental science co-director Dave Addison, Feb. 17; Sarasota Fossil Dig, with Dr. Gary Schmelz, Feb. 20; Guided nature walks at Clam Pass Park, Naples, Tigertail Beach, Marco Island, Briggs Boardwalk at Rookery Bay, various dates through April, contact the Conservancy for details; 239-262-0304. English Speaking Union, Naples Branch—A Journey into Florida Railroad History, with Gregg Turner, railroad historian, Feb. 23, Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples; 239-498-7359. First Church of Christ, Scientist, Naples—What is Christian Science and How Does It Heal? speaker Martha Moffett, Feb. 11, Norris Center, Naples; 239-450-4924.

The Garden.

Friends of the Library of Collier County—Nick Linn Lecture Series, author Dennis Lehane, Feb. 8; author James Patterson, Feb. 15, Naples Grande Beach Resort; 239-262-1139.

Cultivate your senses.

Gulfshore Playhouse—How to Build a Play, workshop with playwright James Sherman, author of Beau Jest, includes lectures and demonstrations, examples of classic and contemporary plays will be viewed, Feb. 27, Norris Center, Naples; additional adult classes in the Saturday Series are offered, 239-213-3058, gulfshore playhouse.org.

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Philippe de Montebello, Feb. 28, Naples Grande Beach Resort; 239-596-6524. Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples—“Stolen,” museum lecture with documentary filmmaker Rebecca Dreyfus, Feb. 3; for information on other lectures and educational programs at the Phil: thephil.org, 239-592-1900.

Preferred Travel of Naples—Your World Discovered, includes information, music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, Feb. 2; 239-261-1177. Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Naples—Beginning Birders’ Workshop, Feb. 2; 239- 417-6310, rookerybay.org.

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SPECIAL EVENTS 1—Naples Woman’s Club, Fashions for Charity, fashion show featuring clothing by Kay’s on the Beach, The Bay House Restaurant, Naples; 239-2626331, napleswomansclub.org. 4—Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Inc., Caring Women Bond to

Beat Breast Cancer, luncheon, raffles, silent auction, sponsored by Naples Illustrated, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; 239-4174600, bbbcsi.org. 5—Naples Christian Women’s Connection, First Friday luncheon and annual Fashion Show, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; 239-591-2074.

PHILHARMONIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS, NAPLES—VERDI’S LA TRAVIATA, FEB. 1; 239-597-1900 5, 26—Quest Educational Foundation, Quest 2010, dinner/lecture series, benefiting Collier County students, Daniel Hannan, Feb. 5; Mitt Romney, Feb. 26, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; 239-643-3573, questeducationalfoundation.org. 6—Jewish Federation of Collier County, Annual Community Celebration, gala featuring Dave Barry, humor columnist and author, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples; 239-263-4205, jewishnaples.org. 6—Naples Garden Club, House and Garden Tour, Naples Botanical Garden and Naples homes; 239-262-1272, naplesgardenclub.org. 6—Ferrari Club of Naples Car Show, Fifth Avenue South, Naples; 239-919-6510. 6-7—Everglades Seafood Festival, Everglades City, 239-695-0008. 8—Culinary and Hospitality Education Foundation of Southwest Florida (CHEF), “Evening at the Stork Club,” live music, black-tie, dancing, silent and live auctions, Bonita Bay Club 150 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


Ballroom, Bonita Springs; 239-949-0801, chefswfl.org. 8—The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, The Naples Zoo Presents: An Evening with Jack Hannah, live animal show, dinner and silent auction; 239-6491444, ext. 364.

adults and children, jewelry, and home accessories, sponsored by Naples Illustrated; 239-643-7275, naplesgarden.org. 13—Hope Healthcare Services, Hearts of Hope Ball, dining and dancing with a live orchestra, live and silent auctions, benefits Joanne’s House at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs, Hyatt Regency Coconut

8—Education Foundation of Collier County, 20th Anniversary “Heart of the Apple” Luncheon, Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; 239-643-4755, educationforcollier.org. 9—Marco Island Foundation for the Arts, Fashion Show Luncheon to benefit the scholarship program, fashions from Casual Connection, Marco Island Yacht Club; 239-642-3836, marcoarts.org.

Living.

Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs; 239489-9147, hopehcs.org. 13—Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Hope Gala, the “Aqua Ball,” The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; 239-992-3840, jdrf.org. 13—Naples Players, A Starry, Starry

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10—Education Foundation of Collier County, Ninth Annual Men of Distinction Awards Celebration, Hilton Naples & Towers; 239-643-4755. 11—Saint William Council of Catholic Women, “Fashions With a Flair” Luncheon and Fashion Show by Barbara Roy Productions, cocktails and raffle, Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples; 239-2858208, saintwilliam.org. 12—Volunteer USA Foundation, tenth annual Celebration of Reading, Jeb Bush, George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush host this event with best-selling authors, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs; 239-275-5758, celebrationofreading.org. 12—The Everglades Foundation, ForEverglades Benefit, cocktails and auction to support restoration science and policy programs, The Breakers, Palm Beach; 305251-0001, ext. 222. 12-13—Naples Botanical Garden, Trunk Show in the Garden, unique boutique shopping, with clothing for

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Night, cocktails, dinner, a performance by the Naples Players, and Tosca Couture Spring Collection fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples; 239-821-8776, naplesplayers.org. 13—Goodland Mardi Gras Boat Parade, with raffles, food, auctions and more, benefits Avow Hospice; mardigrasgoodland.com. 13-14—Coconut Point, Estero, Fourth Annual Coconut Point Art Festival, local and nationally recognized artists plus live music; artfestival.com. 14—Fifth Annual Kiwanis Club Car Show, parking lot of the Marco Healthcare Center, Marco Island; 239-272-0816. 14—Freedom Waters Foundation, Painting My Tomorrow, Special Children’s Art Show and Sale Fundraiser; meet the children artists and have your photo taken with them, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples; 239-248-1120, freedomwatersfoundation.org. 18—Fun Time Early Childhood Academy, Annual Play Date for Fun Time, theme is “Join the Yellowbrick Road,” Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Resort, Naples; 239-261-7411, funtimeacademy.org. 18—Edison State College Collier Campus, L.I.F.E. Leadership in Fostering Education Award luncheon, honoring Myra Janco 152 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


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19—The League Club, Forbidden Broadway, comic salute to Broadway, Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; 239-261-4928, theleagueclub.org. 20—Greater Naples Panhellenic Alumnae, Fashion Show and Luncheon, fashions by Dillard’s modeled by members, Naples Country Club; 239-643-1120, naplespanhellenic.com.

20—Naples Historical Society, Historic Homes Tour, homes of beauty and historic relevance, followed by a luncheon; 239261-8164. 21—Step By Step Early Childhood Education & Therapy Center, Annual Gala & Auction, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples; 239-455-9525. 22-23—Searching for Solutions Institute, Imagine Solutions Conference, Nobel prize winners, scientists and entrepreneurs share leading-edge thinking on possible solutions to critical social issues, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples; 239-216-4226. 23—PACE Center for Girls, Annual “B.I.G.” Event, breakfast and introduction to the PACE Center for Girls, Hilton

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27—Saint Elizabeth Seton Catholic School, annual gala and silent auction, Hilton Naples & Towers; 239-455-3044. 27—Wishing Well Foundation, Fashion Pizzazz, fashion show and luncheon, Marco Island Yacht Club; 239-213-0397. 27—Shamrock Dinner Dance, hosted by Southwest Florida Sons & Daughters of Erin, featuring Noel Kingston, San Marco Parish Hall, Marco Island; 239394-2442. 27-28—Miromar Outlets, Estero, Fifth Bi-Annual Estero Fine Art Show; 941-755-3088. 28—Classic Chamber Concerts, “A New Orleans Lagniappe,” New Orleans Dixieland jazz and Cajun cuisine, to benefit the programs of Classic Chamber Concerts, home of Maestro William Noll, Naples; 239-434-8505, classicchamber concerts.org.

SPORTS Various dates—Florida Gulf Coast University Men’s and Women’s Basketball, home games at Alico Arena, Fort Myers; for schedules, visit fgcuathletics.com. 5—Education Foundation of Collier County, Men of Distinction Annual Golf Tournament, benefits the Take Stock in Children mentoring and scholarship program, TPC Treviso Bay, Naples; 239643-4755. 6—Baby Basics of Collier County, Baby Basics Walk and Bike Challenge, North Collier Regional Park, Naples; 617-5104468, babybasicsnaples.org. 13—Art League of Bonita Springs, Bonita’s Second Annual Pro-Am Bridge Game, Bonita Bay Club; 239-495-3999, artcenterbonita.org. 14—Greater Marco YMCA, 10 Mile FEBRUARY 2010 155


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THEATER/DANCE Art League of Bonita Springs—Live at the Promenade: Magic, Travels, Stories, Moods, and the Power of Music, Feb. 10; 98 Strings Plus, Feb. 12; Assisted Living the Musical, Feb. 17; Casey at the Bat, Feb. 20; Promenade, Bonita Springs; 239-495-3999, artcenterbonita.org. Gulfshore Playhouse—Beau Jest, previews Feb. 17-18, runs Feb. 19-March 6, the playwright, James Sherman, will hold a special talk-back after the performances Feb. 25 and 26; Norris Center, Naples; 866811-4111, gulfshoreplayhouse.com. Marco Players—Ladies Who Lunch: Daring to Dream, with Janina Birtolo, Feb. 6; On Golden Pond, Feb. 24-March 14; 239642-7270.

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Naples Opera Society—bus trip to The Barber of Seville, Feb. 27, Florida Grand Opera, Miami; 239-598-6110. Naples Players—Almost, Maine, through Feb. 6; Mauritius, Feb. 3-27; Etc… readings, “Foote Steps,” a tribute to Robert Foote, Feb. 14-21; Sugden Community Theatre, Naples; 239-263-7990.

Norris Center, Naples—The Life of Mary Todd Lincoln, one-woman show, Feb. 4; Naples City Improv, Feb. 5; Love Letters, Feb. 12; comedian Tim Walkoe, Feb. 13; 239-213-3058. Opera Naples—Romeo & Juliet, Then and Now, an elegant staged production with full orchestra, ballet and chorus, black-tie gala with Champagne reception, with the music of Charles Gounod’s opera and Leonard Bernstein’s musical West Side Story combined to tell the most famous love story of all, Feb. 20-21, Miromar Design Center, Estero; 239-514-7464, operanaples.com. Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples—Verdi’s La Traviata, Feb. 1; Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Feb. 2; Lauren Bacall, Feb. 8; Miami City Ballet, The Neighborhood Ballroom, Feb. 9-10; The Tchaikovsky Ballet Theatre, Sleeping Beauty, Feb. 14; Chicago City Limits’ Wikiphobia, Feb. 17-18; Tommy Tune and The Manhattan Rhythm Kings, Feb. 25; Verdi’s Rigoletto, Feb. 27; Lily Tomlin, Feb. 28; 239-597-1900, thephil.org.

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Designed as contemporary, refined and engaging, M Waterfront Grille features Cutting Edge Continental Cuisine with an emphasis on fresh Seafood, Steaks, Homemade Pastas, Organics and Tapas plates. M is both a local favorite and a destination restaurant offering dynamic flavor profiles and polished, attentive service. 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd., Naples 239.263.4421, www.mwaterfrontgrille.com

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

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JANE’S ON PINE RIDGE

Jane’s Restaurant on Pine Ridge is a cozy European style cafe with a British influence. The restaurant is open Mon-Sat 11-3pm for lunch and 5-8:30pm for dinner. On Sundays, Brunch is served 10-2pm. A Selection of Beer & Wine are available to enjoy with your meal. Our focus is to serve our guests great food with extraordinary service. 1575 Pine Ridge Rd, Naples 239-566-3354, www.janestogo.com

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JOLLY GOOD A new restaurant, Jolly Cricket, on Fifth Avenue South held grand opening events to benefit the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. and the Naples Zoo. 1. Tom and Mary Lou Chronister, Angela Kidd 2. Jack Long, Pam Caslowitz, Bob Galloway, Shelly Church 3. Executive Chef Peter Carl 4. Larry Luizzi, Nicole Lelli, Jane Wood 5. Cindy Lightner, Cindy Carlson, Susann Miller, Karin Wilkinson 6. Wallace and Meridythe McLean, Ken Krier, Bill Barnett

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WELL WISHERS The twelfth annual Everglades Region Florida Chapter Charity Classic gala at a club in Naples and golf tournament at Shadow Wood Preserve benefited The Wishing Well Foundation and Special Olympics.

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TIME FLIES The Turtle Club on Vanderbilt Beach celebrated its tenth anniversary during sunset with Coconut Celebration Cocktails, hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres, drink specials and live tropical music. 1. Lisa McDonnell, Nick Weidenmiller, Mike McDonnell, Casey Weidenmiller 2. Kristen Lehmann, Lise Robson 3. Jean Green, Judy Larson 4. Peter Tierney, Mick Moore 5. Joe and Petra Sparks

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OOH BABY Baby Basics of Collier County held a fashion show at Dillard’s at the Coastland Mall, raising $11,000 to buy diapers for 239 children from low-income families in Collier County and Bonita Springs. Dillard’s gave a grant of 15 percent of all purchases made by attendees during a three-day period as well. The group supports children whose parents are considered the working poor but do not receive any federal or state cash assistance. 1. Brenda Johnstone, Kathy Duensing, Gail McKay, Diane L’Esperance 2. Ally Tate, Joanne Fowler, Jessica Murcer, Jean Lemmon 3. Niki Thompson 4. Dick Lynch, Nancy Foster, Pat Nelson 5. Sue Shields, Kathy Stapleton, Barbara Burley, Kim Friedman

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HOPE AND HELP Kathy Cronkite, author and advocate for individuals affected by mental illness, spoke at the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Collier County’s 22nd Annual Symposium at the Hilton Naples & Towers. Cronkite also attended a private reception at the home of Rosemary Pace. 1. Yasmeen Wilson, Kathy Cronkite 2. Antonella Scarpa, Beverly Duncan 3. Frazier Gardella, Ava Kaplan, Mona Antaramian 4. Kathryn Leib-Hunter, Karen Scott 5. Rosemary Pace, Gary Bowles 6. Nancy Schultz, Judge Elizabeth Krier 7. Katherine Pallas, Lu Drackett

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BENVENUTO! The Italian Cultural Society held a Welcome Back Brunch at the Plantation Club, The Dunes. 1. Bill Spina, Carol Bock 2. Lorraine and Arthur Galloway 3. Tom and Ann Cardamone 4. Lucia DiPonio, Alessandra DiCicco Higgs, Gaetano DiPonio 5. Bill and Joan Reiling

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GIVING NATURE Conservancy of Southwest Florida celebrated the completion of the new filter marsh, and received a $2 million gift for the “Saving Southwest Florida” Campaign from Eva Sugden Gomez. The money will go toward the Sugden Gomez Environmental Planning Center.

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TEA AND TAILS The Humane Society Naples Afternoon Tea & Fashion Show at the Hilton Naples & Towers featured tea and light fare, a silent auction, and runway show with clothes by Tickled Pink Boutique, pet styles by Posh Paws & City Claws, hairstyles by Philip Douglas Salon, and makeup by Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops. 1. Peter Garon, Doug Olsen, Kimberley Miller, Chris Barnett, Nancy Peterson with Sally 2. Michael Simonik with Brando 3. Joshua Morgan 4. Jama Dock, Leslie Logemann

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SHOW TIME Gulfshore Playhouse kicked off its 2009 Charity Golf Classic with a tournament patron cocktail party at Naples Tomato. The event featured a performance by students from the Playhouse’s STAR summer intensive program and a silent auction. The combined events raised more than $75,000. 1. Terry and Bob Edwards 2. Brian and Denise Cobb, Bob Harden 3. Irene Horowitz, Kristen Coury, Donna Fiala 4. Christine and Pamela Paddock

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1. Bobby Goldsboro, Dede Sweet, Rene Lewin at a Sweet Art Gallery reception with recording star and painter Goldsboro to open an exhibit of his work. 2. Bernard and Joanne Dougherty, Peter Jepson at Peter D. Jepson & Associates’ Protect Your Wealth Seminar at the von Liebig Art Center. 3. Fred and Shelly Church, McGruff the Crime Dog, Geoff Moebius, Connie Byrne kick off the annual Collier Start! Heart Walk in Cambier Park for the American Heart Association. 4. Ron Ciesla, Christine Kruman, Nancy White at the kick-off luncheon for the sixth annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala to be held in March. 5. Rachel Gutman and Bill Thomas, previous board chairs of The Education Foundation, enjoy the foundation’s twentieth anniversary reception at Mercato. 6. Darleen Chase, Christi Lunsford, Colleen Murphy, Neale S. Godfrey, Ginny Yoder, David Boehling at a client luncheon by Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust, with a presentation by Neale Godfrey about raising financially responsible kids. 7. Single moms Kaila Foster and Rose Steimel each received a car at Collex Collision Experts’ Wheels of HOPE night. The event raised a total of $30,000 to provide a year of insurance and gas, grocery and restaurant vouchers and more. 8. Tara Lumley, Bayah Harrison at the opening of Sassy Cakes and luminaire foto with an eco-chic evening of cupcakes, drinks and fotobooth fun. 9. Christian Hemrick, Chris Hylemon, Hanna Riley, Chad Jensen at the Sassy Cakes celebration. 10. Anthony Chinaglia, Dionne Warwick, and Donald Chinaglia during a recent visit by the singer to Naples. 11. Kristi and Joe Foster, Mary and Steve Rowe at the Celebration of Hope fundraiser at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church to benefit St. Matthew’s House. 12. John and Barbara Soggs, and Golfathon 2010 Chairman Ron Pederson at Celebration of Hope.

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GIVING BACK

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Myra Janco Daniels believes that the arts are important to a community’s psyche. “A community without music is a community without soul,” says the founder and CEO of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. “A community without the arts is a community that is drab.” Daniels has spent much of her time since she “retired” to Southwest Florida in 1980 establishing and growing the Philharmonic Center that sits on eight-plus acres in the heart of Pelican Bay. Celebrating its twenty-first anniversary, the facility now employs 440 people and is home to 450 events each year. More than 44,000 children participate in the School Outreach programs annually. Daniels has been instrumental in developing major musical programs in Collier County, such as the Philharmonic Youth Chorale, Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Philharmonic Youth Symphonia, Family Fun and Learning, Kindermusik Adventures Camp for newborns through age six, and Master Classes for adults. In addition to the arts, education has been a priority in Daniels’ personal and professional life. She was the first woman to head a national advertising firm, an experience she chronicles in her recently published autobiography, Secrets of a Rutbuster: Breaking Rules and Selling Dreams. Daniels was also the first woman to be named professor of marketing at the School of Business at Indiana University. She held a six-year associate professorship in marketing, taught in the university’s MBA program, and directed an internship program in publishing sponsored by the Ford Foundation. Daniels was also instrumental in inaugurating the marketing and advertising programs now offered at Indiana State University. Daniels has endowed numerous scholarships, a practice she began at the age of 20. Daniels pursues philanthropy quietly and cautiously. There is, she feels, a place for giving where you don’t even worry about tax benefits. “Find something that the community needs and sure it is soundly managed and then give with your heart and soul.”

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