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FEBRUARY 2011

FEATURES 78

RIDING HIGH The spring collections for him and her exude rustic glamour. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT ADAMO

100 FLIGHTS OF FANCY Meet five local collectors and aficionados with a variety of passions. PHOTOGRAPHY BY VANESSA ROGERS

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ROCKS OF AGES Major jewelry houses create fantastic works of wearable art, while sticking to their storied traditions. BY SUSAN POWELL BROWN

108 CENTER PIECE Art takes center stage at the home of John and Judy Hushon. BY KATHY BECKER

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UNDER THE BIG TOP A three-ring circus of dazzling gems sure to steal the show. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DIANA RAMIREZ

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From the art collection of John and Judy Hushon

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Social Observer

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Tastemakers Marco Bicego, Ippolita

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Treasure Vintage looks

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Trends Geometric patterns

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Elements Decorative screens

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Self Treats for well-being; eco-conscious Chanel

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Cameos Dr. Millard Brooks, Tamra Nashman, Leslie Persia and Bill Sergent

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Local Flavor Dining news

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Spirits Rare whiskey auctions

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AGENDA 177 Garden of Hope and Courage 178 Calendar 196 Social Observer

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ON THE COVER: Silk jumpsuit, Ralph Lauren, Waterside Shops, Naples; Michael Kors leather belt, Kara Ross bracelet, Marissa Collections, Naples; beige calf peep-toe Mary Jane, Christian Louboutin, New York, christianlouboutin.com; Ermenegildo Zegna silk ascot, Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops; Nina Runsdorf leather and silver bracelets, neimanmarcus.com Photography by Robert Adamo

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I don’t need a calendar to tell me when February arrives. I feel the gusts of wind that follow our staff members as they rush out the door on their way to yet another charity gala, luncheon or cocktail gathering. It’s prime party season in Southwest Florida. This year’s social agenda—and this month’s in particular—is as packed as ever with events bringing people together in the name of fun, fashion, food and fundraising. Whether it’s the Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon for the Shelter for Abused Women & Children, or the Little Black Dress Garden Party to benefit the Garden of Hope and Courage, or Third on Canvas for The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, just to name a few, there’s something going on almost every day. Part of our mission, of course, is to chronicle these events and the dozens of others that are important to you and the community as a whole. Readers frequently tell us our monthly calendar and social pages are among the most prominent features in every issue, and when you turn to those departments this month, you’ll see they’re bursting at the seams. These are very good signs, indeed. They point to the collective exhale that has been widely felt now that the economy is healthier and indicators are trending in a more positive direction. Certainly, we have plenty of reasons to celebrate—and to share our good fortune. And while these festive gatherings are fun, let’s not forget the true reason they exist: to bolster the organizations that serve the at-risk populations in our community. This is important not only from a humanitarian standpoint, but also from a practical one: By helping those less fortunate, directly or indirectly, we contribute to a stronger, healthier society. In Naples, at least, parties are a way of life. They are as intricately woven into the social fabric as they are vital to the philanthropic scene. Enjoying a jovial evening with fascinating friends and neighbors, and contributing to a notable cause? Personally, I can’t think of a finer combination. See you at the party.

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DEVOTED t’s no coincidence that our February issue is about connoisseurs. The definition of the word and its many synonyms—aficionado, devotee, fancier, lover—all have roots in knowing, loving and appreciating. How appropriate for February, the month of love. We highlight five collectors whose assemblages are varied and deep, and discover how their obsession started, how far it has gone, and their current objects of desire (page 100). It’s as if Cupid took careful aim at each at just the right moment, with the arrow’s pierce resulting in a happy, lifelong addiction. We take you on a tour of two art-filled homes. John and Judy Hushon have been collecting art since they had enough money to buy their first pieces in college. Through their travels over the years, they have amassed other collections (page 108). Today, the growing collections of their children is one happy result of their continuing love of art. Carol and Dick Weber didn’t have to look far to find art. Since moving to Florida, Carol had been creating paintings and storing them in their small beachfront home. Now her pieces hang on the walls of their Quail West home, and her art is finding its way to homes around Southwest Florida (page 114). Certainly February is a month where glittery, sparkly things have a special appeal, with jewelry being something to love or a gift for someone you love. Five major jewelry houses have been adorning royals and high society for a grand sum of 670 years, making their classic pieces often the desire of jewelry connoisseurs (page 88). For inspiration of your own from modern pieces, our whimsical jewelry feature celebrates the colors of the circus (page 94). February is a great month to celebrate what we love, as we are all devotees of something or someone. As author Peg Bracken said: “Some people collect paperweights, or pre-Columbian figures, or old masters, or young mistresses, or tombstone rubbings, or five-minute recipes, or any of a thousand other things—including bruises—most of them satisfying, depending on the genes and the bank account and where the heart lies. My own collection is sunrises; and I find that they have their advantages. Sunrises are usually handsome, they can’t possibly be dusted, and they take only a little room, so long as it has a window to see them from.”

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TRENDS COLORRIFIC Color blocks and geometric patterns stand out this spring. BY KATHERINE LANDE Woven knit handbag with leather straps, Missoni, New York, missoni.com; galuchat striped capsule clutch, Louis Vuitton, Waterside Shops, Naples; multicolored woven heels, Prada, Bal Harbour, similar styles, Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops; Jean Schlumberger bracelets in 18-karat gold and platinum (from left) lapis lazuli and turquoise bracelet with diamonds, lapis lazuli bracelet with diamonds, Tiffany & Co., Waterside Shops

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GARDEN VARIETY Bloom where planted with Tosca rolled-rim pots in damask ($36, $54). Garden District, Naples (239-434-6601, gardendistrictnaples.com)

BLACK, WHITE AND RED Echo of the Dreamer coral, onyx, carved coral, white topaz, obsidian and pearl bracelet is a shapely accessory ($795). Unique Boutique, Naples (239-643-8900, uniqueboutiquejewelry.net)

MAKE A POINT Jaskar jacket with arrow details has Cupid in mind ($242). Abigail Star, Naples (239-649-4999)

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PICTURE THIS LOVE LETTERS Pour out your love on shoe note cards ($16). The Paper Merchant, Naples (239-261-5790, thepapermerchant.net)

Frame your loved ones in a Two’s Company frame with equestrian detailing ($45). Tickled Pink, Naples (239-435-0004)

SWEET SCENTS Borghese Secret Love package includes Il Bacio bath and shower gel, body lotion, eau de parfum and Labbro Più Paffuto Lip Plumper moisture advanced lip color ($49). Philip Douglas Salon, Naples (239-643-0233, philipdouglas.com)

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PERFECTLY IMPERFECT BY NATURE The beautiful “everyday luxury” jewelry by Marco Bicego reflects the air of joie de vivre emanating from the elegant Italian designer. To celebrate its tenth anniversary, his company moved into stunning new modern headquarters surrounded by lush landscaping in Trissino, Italy, complete with spa, gym and state-of-the-art kitchen. NI caught up with him during a visit to Saks Fifth Avenue, which exclusively sells the Africa collection. —Kat Smith

Your jewelry has a unique quality.

We try to create something different. For me, I want to transfer what I’m feeling, and it was my family experience. My father established his company in 1958. I grew up amid jewelry, making jewelry. I didn’t think that my future was to be a jewelry designer. My three kids, I would love for them to take over my business. But it has to come naturally, from the heart. Do you create art of other types?

No. I grew up making jewelry. I love everything that’s a timeless piece, very modern. I love architecture. I like that my jewelry could be timeless. It doesn’t mean we don’t buy more pieces, but it means it’s value for the long term. In terms of materials, we use 18-karat gold. You can see the past years, gold really went up in value; in terms of design, even when you buy something with per-

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sonal value, it is something you can hand down to the kids. What’s been remarkable about your

used to think, it’s multicolor, it’s for summer. But people are traveling all over; it’s wearable all year. You can sell it in the Middle East or Alaska.

first decade?

After 10 years, the best experience I have had is to travel. I meet people from local places. I love the word “glocal,” because I say I’m a local guy, but sometimes I’m global. From the experience, you get a different vision. And even my head, as a person, as a manager, as a designer, in 10 years has changed a lot. How have your experiences changed your view?

Americans are totally different than Italians. Italians when they get older, they don’t travel, they want to stay in the same house. Americans are opposite. Because they’re retired, they have more time, and they travel more. It’s great to see these people traveling, to even have the energy to do this surprised me. I try to combine the best of everyone. To have this experience with jewelry, it has to be for different types of people. The United States is our biggest market, but I am selling style all over the world. We try to create a worldwide message and lifestyle. The Paradise collection, I

Your motto is “It’s about the perfectly imperfect.” What do you mean?

One of a kind is when a piece is coming from nature. It’s the pearl; one incredible pearl—the shape is unique. It never happens again. I grew up fishing, picking mushrooms. I’m well-connected with nature. I love irregular shapes, and this is jewelry I reproduce from nature. Even the stones I found in the river, I had to create a collection. It was the Confetti collection. Because we are making everything by hand, it’s the same story. When you take the coil and twist it, it’s unique, one of a kind. Do you have any advice for choosing a gift, say for Valentine’s Day?

We create a full range of assortment and prices, because everyone has a different style. I like always the long necklaces because you can play a little bit with them. You can use it long, or wrap three times, or as a bracelet. Even the Paradise, the simple long one, the multicolor, is one of the best suggestions I can make. ◆


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TIMELESS DESIGNS Some might say that a creative career was inevitable for Ippolita. As a child growing up in Tuscany, the designer was immersed in Renaissance art and architecture, and later studied sculpture at the Istituto D’Arte in Florence. After she married, Ippolita put a career in modern dance on hold to raise her daughter. It was at this time that she returned to her love for creativity, art and sculpture. From her home, Ippolita launched her jewelry collection, which first sold at Bergdorf Goodman in 1999. She developed her own color of 18-karat gold that is flattering on every skin tone, and has since added two more distinguished metals, sterling silver Ippolita 925 rings and necklaces, many of which are set with her hand-faceted gemstones. Today, her collections are at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and more than 75 independent jewelry stores nationwide. —Lola Thélin You have specific gemstone colors—for instance, olive green and rich berry. How do you choose these colors? I pay a lot of attention to what’s going on in fashion and the trends for the season, but I also gravitate toward colors that are flattering and versatile. Pops of vibrant color are always good too. How did you develop your

Texture and shape go hand-in-

signature gold color?

hand in your designs.

It was really important to me when

Yes, I have a background in craft

I started designing to create a gold

and studied sculpture for many

color that was truly unique to my

years, so shape and form are very

line. The formula is, of course, a

important to me. I find women

secret, but was inspired by my love

gravitate toward simple shapes;

of Renaissance art.

they are familiar and comfortable to wear. Texture to me feels modern in jewelry. Mixing materials, layering and stacking is what I think looks

What inspires you?

fresh and fashionable.

Life and the world around me, from pop culture to art [and] media, to

Where is your jewelry created?

something as simple as a walk down

Each piece of my jewelry is

a New York City street. If you are

handcrafted, so I travel the world

open to it, you can find inspiration

to find the craftsmen and cultures

everywhere.

that are best suited for executing

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my designs. The time it takes to

How do you like to spend time

create a piece really depends on

with your daughter?

the piece. Silhouettes with faceted

My daughter is very creative, so we

stones or hand-hammered finishes

enjoy working together in the art

are more time-consuming than a

studio or in the kitchen, cooking up

simple, shiny bangle.

a delicious meal. ◆

HENRY LEVTWYLER

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SCROLL WORKS

FOREVER CHIC

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SQUARE ONE Frederica Rettore gives a vintage theme a modern flair in an 18-karat rose gold ring with 41.72-carat rutelated quartz and rosecut white and brown diamonds ($9,130). Marissa Collections, Naples (800-581-6641, marissacollections.com)

GIFT WRAPPED Vintage reworked platinum, gold, sapphire and diamond bow is a present in a pendant/ pin ($10,500). Cleopatra’s Barge, Naples (239-261-7952, cleopatrasbarge.com)

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OUT FROM BEHIND DECORATIVE SCREENS ARE MOVABLE OBJETS D’ART FOR ANY DECOR. BY MICHELLE M. HAVICH

ART OF GLASS LET IT SNOW

BIRD’S NEST

The three-panel Paris Snowflake screen ($24,480) from Baker’s Tony Duquette Collection is available in 14-karat gold leaf or silver leaf. Baker, Miromar Design Center, Estero; Fifth Avenue Design Gallery, Naples; Collins & DuPont Interior Design, Bonita Springs (koehlerinteriors.com/baker)

Created using recycled steel circles and glass discs, the Fascination room divider ($3,999) from Varaluz is “green” and beautiful. Wilson Lighting, Naples and Bonita Springs (877-8885755, wilsonlighting.com)

Feather your nest with a three-panel decoupage screen with flowers and birds, sure to bring the outdoors in. (Price on request.) Summerfields, Naples (239-430-2505, summerfieldsnaples.com)

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CARVING BOARD Create an exotic feel with the Maitland-Smith handcarved and painted screen from the Philippines. (Price on request.) Alison Craig Home Furnishings, Naples (239594-1555, alisoncraighome.com)


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FACE TIME Larissa Smolen, who formerly operated a spa in the Third Street South plaza, has opened Facial Spa de Larissa in a tranquil new space in the Airport Professional Center on Airport Road North, where she focuses on faces exclusively. Each client receives customized care for a rejuvenated, glowing complexion. Special treatments include Vita-Peel microdermabrasion and Vita-Lift nonsurgical face-lift. These services are just one aspect of Larissa’s skin care. “Beautiful skin comes from the inside out,” she says. “You are what you eat.” She took her many years of experience and worked with a company in the United Kingdom to formulate her own Skin & Beauty Health Elixir. The organic supplement includes barley grass, wheatgrass, quinoa, kelp, açai berry, turmeric, and other natural ingredients that keep the body in top condition. She is now working on her next unique formula, a full detoxifying product composed of powerful healing herbs.

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MANE STREET LA BELLE CHIQUE EUROPEAN MEDICAL SPA, WHICH RECENTLY CELEBRATED ITS FIRST ANNIVERSARY ON EIGHTH STREET SOUTH, OFFERS PRODUCTS AND TECHNIQUES TO HELP CLIENTS LOOK AND FEEL WONDERFUL. DR. GREET BAESTAENS AND HER STAFF PROVIDE A WIDE RANGE OF LUXURIOUS SPA TREATMENTS, ALONG WITH THE POPULAR ACCENT YOUR BODY, A TARGETED HEAT THERAPY THAT TIGHTENS AND SMOOTHS SKIN ANYWHERE ON THE BODY—INCLUDING THE UPPER ARMS WE BARE YEAR-ROUND IN FLORIDA. THE LATEST ADDITION IS A UNIQUE SPA TREATMENT, AMICI 03 HAIR GROWTH, AN ALL-NATURAL SYSTEM THAT APPLIES NUTRITION, STIMULATION TECHNIQUES, AND CONDITIONING TO HAIR FOLLICLES TO REVERSE HAIR LOSS. IT FIRST REMOVES TOXINS AND IMPURITIES THAT PREVENT REGROWTH THERAPIES FROM PENETRATING, THEN A COMBINATION OF STIMULATION, SCALP MASSAGE AND HAIR GROWTH PRODUCTS ARE USED. “IT WORKS FOR MEN AND WOMEN, AS LONG AS THERE IS STILL SOME HAIR,” BAESTAENS SAYS.

BEAUTY QUEEN When Sheila Greer sold Get Nailed, the salon she operated from 1994 until 2006, she disappointed many fans. She’s back in business at Polished Nail Boutique, on 28th Avenue North. The name doesn’t tell the whole story; esthetician Lisa Rose offers facials, waxing and massage, and spray tanning is available. In addition to traditional manis and pedis, “We are the only salon in the area that specializes in Minx, a nail fashion for the fashion-forward,” Greer says. In the coming months, she plans to add late evening hours, girls’ night out parties, and a new product called Gelish, which cures with LED light (instead of ultraviolet), lasts up to three weeks, comes in 48 colors, and does not damage natural nails. 54 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


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Timeless design leaves a lasting impression Lu Shafran’s first job after graduating UCLA, where she majored in political science, was an interior design project. “I just fell madly in love with art and design, so it was bye-bye pre-law,” she laughs. “Aim high and expect the best became my mantra,” says Shafran. That was 30 years ago and she’s been designing smart, stylish residences and commercial spaces ever since. “I believe good design is not about trends or rules, but creating timeless beauty that enhances one’s daily life.” Shafran and her team of professionals comprise the new Naplesbased firm, Pacifica Interior Design. The company’s name reflects Lu Shafran’s California roots, where she launched her career designing grand homes in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills. The firm melds East and West Coast mentalities into a design aesthetic that differentiates Shafran-designed homes from all others by displaying a lasting quality that’s as fresh in five or 10 years, as it is today. This comfortable, elegant style is sought by discerning local and national clients, alike. Shafran, who designs fabric, furniture and lighting, develops interiors she describes as “calm, comfortable, uncluttered –with a mix of antiques, contemporary pieces...a few bold, breathtaking chances.” She seeks interiors that will endure. “Fashion may influence design,”

she observes, “but you can’t change rooms every season. I listen to my clients and give them interiors they never dreamed of…” Pacifica Interior Design is a full-service firm, specializing in comprehensive interior design services, construction, remodeling and space planning for residential, multi-family and commercial projects. The creative team’s thorough understanding of a client’s needs and desires is critical to all in-house disciplines and assignments. It is what sets her hallmark for design: “Our focus is about creating smart new looks. I believe in the beauty of simplicity and understatement, keeping the eye interested by balancing shapes, colors and textures.” And as always, the entire process is “ collaborative, exploratory and appropriate to the specific needs of each client,” says Lu. Shafran has repeatedly earned recognition for design excellence in California and regionally as a team, with Grand Sand Dollar perfect scores and Grand Aurora best-in-category awards. They have created memorable homes for clients throughout Naples and the nation, as well as merchandised interiors for model homes in southwest Florida’s most prestigious communities. “People always remember our homes, even years later,” says Shafran. “The design is timeless and it leaves a lasting impression.”

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The golden flower, used in Chanel’s Sublimage Essential Regenerating Concentrate, also is used in amchi medicine by the Ladakhis (above).

Xavier Ormancey is just at home in his French laboratory as he is at remote locales, such as Ladakh (above).

LUXURY WITH A CONSCIENCE The terms “luxury” and “social responsibility” are not often used

Ormancey harvested the golden flower to create Chanel’s new-

in the same sentence. Perhaps this is why, when thinking of Cha-

est antiaging product, Sublimage Essential Regenerating Concen-

nel, most people don’t think about sustainability, investing back in

trate. While it was important to bring the regenerative properties

communities or preserving traditional medicinal knowledge.

of the flower to the Western world, it was equally important to

Yet this is very much a part of Chanel’s corporate philosophy, albeit a quiet part. There are no marketing campaigns announcing its conservation practices, nor collections “inspired” by the world’s dwindling natural resources—just an authentic dedication to giving back. In Ladakh, for example, Chanel has partnered with a local

preserve it for local use and protect it from biopiracy. “There is pressure on biodiversity,” he says. “There is a strong demand for these plants, and they can become endangered.” Chanel chose to make the Sublimage product patent-free because, Ormancey says, “We don’t want to be predators or steal the knowledge.”

nongovernmental organization (NGO) to preserve and perpetuate

Instead, the company created a database of local medicinal

the knowledge of the local healing practices called amchi. It

plants and is publishing a book to share the knowledge. The

began in 2005, when phytochemist Xavier Ormancey, Chanel’s

English version of the book will be distributed to the scientific

director of active ingredient research, traveled to Ladakh, a

community and NGOs involved in protecting biodiversity. A

barren region in the high mountains of Indian Kashmir, in search

Ladakhi version will be available to the local amchi doctors. The

of the legendary golden flower. The golden flower has long been

book will not be available for mass distribution.

used in amchi because of its therapeutic properties.

Why go through all this? Simple, Ormancey says. “To protect

“It helps the body detoxify itself, and energizes the body to

the resources, you have to share the knowledge and give

recover faster,” Ormancey says. “It is nicknamed the ‘great

the local people access to education and health. In the end,

transcendental one’ because it is used in so many treatments.”

everyone benefits.” —Daphne Nikolopoulos

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QUEEN OF SCREEN

Since she won a Golden Globe for her first on-screen role in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 film The Trouble with Harry, actress Shirley MacLaine’s career has been nonstop. She has acted in more than 50 feature films and been nominated for five Academy Awards, winning in 1983 for Terms of Endearment. Also a best-selling author, her new tome, I’m Over All That, will be released April 5, and she recently completed filming Bernie, co-starring Jack Black. MacLaine performs a multimedia narration of her life at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, February 9. ■ IS THERE A ROLE YOU HAVE TURNED DOWN AND REGRETTED IT LATER? Yes, I wish I had done Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. I did something else instead [at those times] but it was a big mistake for both of them. ■ WHAT HISTORICAL FIGURE WOULD YOU LIKE TO PORTRAY? I am very much a fan of Georgia O’Keeffe. I’d like to play her when I am old enough. She is a fantastic character and loved [New Mexico] as much as I do. She’s a very interesting woman and not as much as a feminist as you’d think. ■ TELL ME ABOUT YOUR UPCOMING SHOW AT THE PHIL. I have accumulated lots of footage from my life, including movies, which I’m going to air. Then I’m going to stop the footage and tell [the audience] stories about my co-stars, world leaders and my life. I’m going to take questions from the audience about anything. —Lola Thélin

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GOOD MEDICINE

SOUL TREK

Dr. Millard Brooks is a board-certified anes-

BROOKS HAS BEEN WORKING MAGIC AS BILLY RAY THE MAGICIAN FOR MORE THAN 15 YEARS.

thesiologist with Collier Anesthesia P.A. and a staff physician at Naples Community Hospital, as well as a husband and father of four.

Tamra Nashman is a case study in resiliency. She survived a plane crash, the loss of a child and both parents, and the end of her 27-year marriage. Nashman’s experiences with pro-

He also has an alter ego named Billy Ray the

found trauma inspired her to help others faced

Magician. For Brooks, magic was a childhood

with crisis. She is the author of the book series,

hobby that developed into an adult passion.

Shoes for the Spirit, as well as The Seven Things They Should Have Told Me in College, Five

years ago, and now plays for general audi-

Secrets to a Successful Interview and The Extra-

ences. Brooks’s act has earned him numer-

Ordinary Image, Creating Your Unique Personal

ous awards. He appears annually at the Stein-

Style. Nashman says, “My greatest joy is to help

way Piano Gallery’s annual Physicians’ Talent

people find the right shoes for their personal

Showcase to benefit the Neighborhood Health

journey, and to develop gifts and talents for their

Clinic. —Christina Wells

personal betterment.” —C.W.

PENNY TAYLOR

He first introduced Billy Ray at a family reunion

DIGITAL NAPLES When the economic downturn hit, Leslie Persia and Bill Sergent responded with the launch of iNaples for Apple iPhone/iPod/iPad users. The program, available on Apple’s App Store, offers visual access to many of the hidden treasures in the Naples area. Local and independent businesses are given special emphasis. The app, Persia says, was designed by locals for the “wannabe local.” Currently, Persia and Sergent are working on the iTown Series, which features local hangouts, restaurants, sights and shopSERGENT AND PERSIA HAVE EMPLOYED MODERN TECHNOLOGY TO BOOST LOCAL BUSINESS. 60 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

ping; the iCollegeTown Series, which will be similar to the iTown and target college students; and the iHeritageTrail Series, a project with Naples Backyard History. —C.W.

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LEAF IT TO NATURE

Fresh fruits and veggies are harvested all year in the Sunshine State, but in February, farmers' markets are in full bloom. Pick a peck of produce on Saturdays in the market on Third Street South, the North Naples Green Market in The Collection at Vanderbilt, and the Market at 6000 Goodlette-Frank; Sundays, at Bank of Naples Center, Tamiami Trail North; Wednesdays, at the Marco Island Farmers Market in Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Park; and Thursdays, at the Coconut Point Green Market in Estero, to name a few. The markets offer an assortment of locally produced seafood, honey, pasta and baked goods, and are a great meeting place for friends and neighbors.

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FRESH AIR

MiraMare Ristorante

It’s the time of year to take advantage of dining outdoors. Many restaurants have outside seating to celebrate the wonderful weather we love to compare with our friends up north. Sure, you may have a lanai or patio where you can dine, but these restaurants do all the work for you. Bice Ristorante on Fifth Avenue South expanded outdoor dining with its Terrace on Third Street, which will include live music. Sea Salt has opened dining for patrons and private parties on the balcony over the restaurant, with the best view of what’s happening on the street. MiraMare Ristorante is one of our favorite alfresco experiences, right over the water on Naples Bay. Randy’s Fishmarket Restaurant’s outdoor dining space is a good place to relax with a slice of famous Key lime pie as you watch the traffic go by and be glad you aren’t in it.

WINE SELLER

Roy Yamaguchi, Steve Machiz

DINE AROUND The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest is February 25 and 26, but the party started in December with Chef Roy Yamaguchi, creator of Roy’s Restaurant. Yamaguchi hosted a private wine dinner for fest trustees and friends at his Bonita Springs restaurant, with wines from one of the featured vintners, Napa Valley’s exclusive Justin Vineyards. Angelina’s Ristorante also hosted a signature vintner dinner for the fest in October, featuring Staglin wines. The party continues with vintner dinners in nine private homes in Southwest Florida February 25. The Grand Tasting and Auction, with delights from more than a dozen area chefs and wines from Napa Valley’s Staglin Family Vineyard, is at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club February 26. The Staglins have donated an auction lot that will have the winning bidder picking grapes and making wine like a pro. In the last two years, the event has raised $1.75 million for The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Edison State College’s pediatric nursing program and Florida Gulf Coast University’s endowed scholarship fund for premedical students. “The Wine & Food Fest has been successful because it combines wonderful food and fine wine with an exciting fundraising event,” says Steve Machiz, founding chairman of the Wine & Food Fest.

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Without basements and often without attics, people sometimes say that space in Southwest Florida is at a premium. That’s true at Decanted Wine & Beer, but anyone who has been to an event in the new private tasting room formerly used for storing may say storage is overrated. Decanted Wine & Beer celebrated its first anniversary late last year by opening a private tasting room for 15, with a tabletop and wall made of old wine crates, and a full complement of varietal-specific Riedel glasses. The store is a favorite stop for oenophiles in Naples, while decantedwines.com offers more than 1,000 brands of wine and beer available to ship to 32 states, as well as some 30 countries.

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DRAM GOOD DEALS CONNOISSEURS OF RARE WHISKEY CAN FIND STEALS AND SPLURGES WHEN BUYING AT AUCTION. BY MARK SPIVAK

Whiskey auctions and tastings are becoming more and more popular.

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Connoisseurs and collectors of rare whiskey now have another option at their disposal—the auction market, once restricted to fine wine. Since a 2007 change in New York State law legalized spirits auctions, business has been brisk. At the first whiskey auction since Prohibition, held by Christie’s, a bottle of The Macallan 1926 vintage sold for a stunning $54,000. Bonhams, which holds regular whiskey auctions in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Hong Kong, now hosts two sales each year in Manhattan. “There’s clearly a dedicated base of collectors, both in New York and across the United States,” says Richard Pike of Bonhams. “They’ve welcomed and supported us in our efforts to establish a transparent marketplace for buying and selling fine spirits.” According to Pike, auctions offer some advantages over the traditional retail setting that help draw consumers from around the country. Prices are sometimes more competitive than they would be in a retail store. The selection of rare, older bottlings is more diverse. Then, too, there’s the auction experience—a fun, social event enlivened by the thrill of the chase.


Some rare whiskeys have sold at auction for more than $50,000.

On occasion there are malts that are created specifically for the auction market, such as the Dalmore Oculus. Crafted by Dalmore master blender Richard Paterson, Oculus contained whiskey from the vintages of 1868, 1878, 1922, 1926 and 1939, and was packaged in a Baccarat decanter. It sold for the equivalent of $46,000 in Edinburgh in 2009. There is considerable overlap between the retail and auction spirits markets, just as there is with wine. According to Marlon Paltoo, the Scotch buyer for Manhattan’s Park Avenue Liquor Shop, collectors who are serious about acquiring Scotch malts are playing every angle. They shop in retail stores, buy at auction and are constantly combing the Internet. Paltoo contends that auctions may not provide collectors an opportunity to buy at the lowest price. “To outbid someone at an auction, you frequently have to pay more than you would in a shop, because the atmosphere heats up very quickly,” he says. “There’s intense competition for the top bottles. The Glenmorangie Côtes de Nuits, aged for 25 years and finished in Burgundy casks, sold on release for $500, and now it costs $2,000 per bottle, if you can find it.” Park Avenue Liquor has one of the largest selections on the East Coast, with an inventory of 350 different malts. By comparison, the most recent Bonhams auction featured about 550 lots. While bottles such as the 1926 Bowmore get all the media attention, the majority of the lots were malts that sold for under $1,000 and are consumed by collectors on a regular basis. “There are always people who buy without thinking about drinking it,” Paltoo says, “but the average collector is someone who has a good career and a passion for single malts. They’re buying because they enjoy a good dram.” For the passionate, Paltoo recommends organizations such as the Scottish Malt Whisky Society of America (smwsa.com), which buys single-cask bottlings from top distilleries and offers them to members at advantageous prices. Membership costs $229, with a $60 annual renewal fee, and

provides access to unique malts that the consumer could never locate on his or her own. The society maintains private tasting rooms in London as well as Edinburgh and Leith, Scotland, and conducts regular tastings for members in cities across the United States. It’s an excellent way for enthusiasts to enter the booming market for Scottish malts. ◆

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FIRST CLASS FIND YOUR BLISS Relax the mind and body at the Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa. BY ROBERT RAGAINI

Spirituality is alive and well at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa outside Tucson, where guests are encouraged to â&#x20AC;&#x153;live in the moment.â&#x20AC;? To that end, practitioners offer self-actualizing programs in yoga and meditation, relationships, creative learning, outdoor adventure, nutrition and culinary, fitness and conditioning, and healthy

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living. In the Agave Center, guests work on chakras with Natasha, the meditation facilitator. “We’re going to feel the energy, not just think about it,” she says. Other activities include Suminigashi, the Japanese art of ink designs on water, and Paint Your Spirit, where guests can express their feelings through rock paintings. Several times a year, Miraval hosts a fourday Creative and Mindful Cooking course. For guests looking to combine the mental

with the physical, there is the Quantum Leap, which is a harnessed jump from a 25-foothigh pole, and for those who want to go up, rather than jump down, there is the 40-foot Giant’s Ladder. Miraval’s Equine Experience teaches guests greater self-awareness and personal growth by having them work with horses. “Connecting with your horse can help you to connect with yourself,” says Wyatt Webb, director of the horse program and author of It’s Not About the Horse, It’s About


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Overcoming Fear and Self Doubt. Or guests can participate in Dr. Andrew Weil’s three-day wellness program. The resort features 118 elegant casitas grouped into six villages. Earth-toned rooms and suites—from 400 to 1,400 square feet—are lush but understated. All have plush bathrobes, LCD TV/DVDs, Bose CD-radios and

complimentary Wi-Fi. The best rooms boast stunning views of the Santa Catalina Mountains and are equipped with outdoor showers, dining rooms, fireplaces and soaking tubs. There also are tennis courts, swimming pools, Zen gardens and a fire-pit kiva located on the resort’s 400 acres. Golfers head for


the neighboring Tom Weiskopfdesigned course. The spa features the Samadi Healing Ceremony, hot stone treatments and Reiki sessions. And then there is the food. As befits the healthy vibe, dishes are composed of fresh, flavorful ingredients, although Executive Chef Chad Leuthje doesn’t ban meat, fish or fowl. Formality is not

encouraged, but the Cactus Flower restaurant is casually camouflaged elegance, while the Palm Court’s smoothies and wraps are addictive. Though this Eden in the desert is spiritual by design, all are welcome under its wide umbrella. Even a dyedin-the-wool contrarian can find bliss at Miraval. miravalresorts.com ◆

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BLACK MAGIC JAGUAR CELEBRATES 75 YEARS WITH THE XKR175, WHICH IS GOING FAST IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. BY HOWARD WALKER

Jaguar has a rich history of offering highly collectible, highly personalized, limited-edition models. Perhaps the first example of a true limited-edition Jag was the 1938 SS100 Coupe. They built just one. Many of the truly legendary Jaguars in the company’s storied past were limited editions. Those first aluminum-bodied XK120 sports cars from the late 1940s? Just 244 were built. The gorgeous C-type racing roadster that dominated the famous Le Mans 24-hour marathon in the early ’50s? A mere 53. Then there was the fabulous XKSS made famous by its most famous owner, Steve McQueen. The carmaker built a paltry 16. It 74 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

might have cranked out a few more had the factory not burned to the ground in 1957. So, with this background of low-volume specials, it was perhaps only fitting that for its seventy-fifth anniversary last year, Jaguar would create a rather special version of its latest 510-horsepower supercharged XKR. It did, and it’s called the 2011 XKR175 75th Anniversary Coupe. As the name suggests, just 175 of these potent projectiles have been built; all coupes, and each one priced at $104,500— or just $8,500 above the price of a regular XKR Coupe. See it in the metal and it’s a thing of pure, head-snapping beauty. The changes are fairly subtle, evolutionary rather than

revolutionary—more extreme front and rear spoilers, lower body side extensions, and a racecar-inspired diffuser at the back to improve aerodynamics. And those aero add-ons are there for a purpose. Recalibrating the XKR’s engine computer brain takes the XKR175’s top speed up from the standard 155 mph to an Autobahn-screaming 174 mph. Why the Jag engineers couldn’t eke out an extra 1 mph to tie in with the car’s name is still one of life’s mysteries, like Conan O’Brien’s hair. At each corner, there are unique 10spoke, 20-inch alloys with sexy, red brake calipers poking out. And, like Henry Ford’s Model T, you can get your XKR175 in any


color you like, as long as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s black. The 175, however, is painted in a special Ultimate Black, which is seemingly sprinkled with shimmery metallic pixie dust to make it sparkle in the light. Now open the door, slide behind that leather-rimmed steering wheel and drink in this gorgeous, understated-yet-elegant cabin. All around you is enough Warm Charcoal soft-grain leather to fill Ozzy Osbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s closet, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all edged with contrasting red stitching. On the dash is glossy Piano Black veneer, and just in case you forgot what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re driving, the door sill tread plates read: XKR175â&#x20AC;&#x201D;1 of 175. You might argue that without any extra power, or bigger brakes or suspension upgrades, all this is just window dressing. But see the 175 on the outside lane of I-75 and the body mods and racy wheels add a new muscularity, a harder edge, a tougher

stance, to the stock XKR. I have to own up to being a huge fan of Jaguarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flagship sports car. For me the latest XKR is arguably the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest grand tourer, with an ability to cross continents at 150-plus miles per hour without breaking a sweat. Much of its breathtaking performance and agile, dynamic handling come from the mouth-watering combo of a 510-horsepower supercharged V-8, and a lightweight body shell. Boy, this puppy is fast. Off the line, it lunges from standstill to 60 in a breathstealing 4.6 seconds. Even more thrilling is its searing mid-range thrust. Floor the accelerator at 50 mph and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll hit 70 in an amazing 1.9 seconds. As a machine for spearing safely past slower traffic, it has few peers. Despite the carâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s considerable sizeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;this

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Nic: Etro navy linen check jacket, paisley cotton shirt, Ermenegildo Zegna cotton trouser, Michael Kors belt, Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, Naples Jelena: Silk gown, Badgley Mischka, Palm Beach, badgleymischka.com; Oscar de Renta bracelet, Kara Ross earrings, Marissa Collections, Naples; boater hat, Leah C. Couture Millinery, New York, leahc.com; black suede and gingham platform, Christian Louboutin, New York, christianlouboutin.com FEBRUARY 2011 79


Nic: Simon Spurr taupe leather jacket, slim olive cotton trouser, The Webster, Miami Beach, spurr.tv/simonspurr; linen shirt, Louis Vuitton, Waterside Shops, Naples; Ermenegildo Zegna belt, shoe, Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops Opposite page: Nic: Michael Kors ecru handknit cardigan, grey crewneck, hemp linen pant, suede loafer, Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, Naples Jelena: Michael Kors grey cashmere crew, python A-line skirt, leather skinny hip belt, Kara Ross bracelet, Marissa Collections, Naples; blouse, Tory Burch, New York, toryburch.com 80 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


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Nic: Lambskin jacket, Louis Vuitton, Waterside Shops, Naples; cotton shirt, trouser, silver wing tip loafer, Salvatore Ferragamo, Waterside Shops; watch, Piaget, Bal Harbour, piaget.com Jelena: Chanel chiffon print dress, jeweled gloves, special order Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, Naples; wedge, Fendi, Bal Harbour, fendi.com; rust and caramel raffia cocktail hat, Leah C. Couture Millinery, New York, leahc.com; Kara Ross earrings, Marissa Collections, Naples 82 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


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Jelena: Olive suede long skirt, olive knit top, Salvatore Ferragamo, Waterside Shops, Naples; Oscar de la Renta earrings, Marissa Collections, Naples; Nina Runsdorf leather and silver bracelets, neimanmarcus.com Opposite page: Jelena: Emilio Pucci long ruffled printed dress, Kara Ross earrings, Marissa Collections, Naples; handbag, red and gold link bracelet, Fendi, Bal Harbour, fendi. com; Nina Runsdorf leather and silver bracelets, neimanmarcus.com Nic: Belted polka-dot jacket, cotton shirt, wool trouser, Salvatore Ferragamo, Waterside Shops, Naples 84 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


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Jelena: Dress, jacket, Donna Karan, New York, donnakaran.com; leather belt, Salvatore Ferragamo, Waterside Shops, Naples Nic: Etro pale blue cotton trench and plaid cotton blazer, Ermenegildo Zegna linen shirt, cotton trouser, Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops Fashion Director: Katherine Lande Design Director: Olga Gustine Models: Nic Roldan, Wilhelmina Models, New York; Jelena Jankovic, Women Management, New York Nic Roldan Stylist: Todd Kaelin, No-Name Productions, Miami Hair & Makeup: Gina Simone for Dior Beauty, Artists by Timothy Priano, Miami Photography Assistant: Robert Kildoo Stylist Assistant: Lindsey Schuster FEBRUARY 2011 87


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Van Cleef & Arpels Nicolas Luchsinger, director of the Heritage Collection, puns that the company acronym—VCA—stands for “very creative artists.” Famous for its quality of design and transformability of its pieces, Van Cleef & Arpels created the famed mystery setting in 1933, which resulted in gemstones being placed against one another with no visible claws to hold the stones in place. The precision involved in cutting and setting these gems necessitates stone cutters and designers to work side by side, with most pieces sold before leaving the workshop. The company does many special orders, which traditionally begin with a specific inspiration, such as a particular stone, or in response to a piece a client saw and liked. The colorful Maharani of Baroda of Indian royalty had Van Cleef & Arpels mount a fantastic collection of stones into an extraordinary fringe necklace in 1949. Another special order, and one of Luchsinger’s favorite pieces, is a bracelet created for Marlene Dietrich in 1937. Using rubies from a necklace Dietrich already owned, Louis Arpels collaborated with the actress and coupled the rubies with baguette diamonds to create a stunning showpiece, which she later wore in Alfred Hitchcock’s Stage Fright. The house’s emblematic zipper necklace was inspired by the Duchess of Windsor in the mid-1930s. According to Luchsinger, a necklace showcasing a zipper was very avant-garde for its time, even bold, given the then-hidden nature of its inspiration. The zipper continues to be a favorite fashion accouterment for Van Cleef & Arpels customers today.

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Boucheron Soraya Esfandiari’s wedding crown (above) and five drawings of pieces commissioned by the Maharaja Sir Bhupindar Singh of Patiala

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The Boucheron brand views fine jewelry as beyond luxury: pure indulgence, a desire in and of itself. Shrouded in a certain mystery from the company’s very beginnings, Boucheron creations have cast spells on glamorous customers from around the globe for more than 150 years. Frédéric Boucheron’s muse, the Countess of Castiglione, who also was mistress to Napoleon III, is rumored to have lived in near seclusion, never appearing before nightfall; it is her beauty and intrigue that best captures the Boucheron personality. In 1893, the House of Boucheron opened in the mysterious countess’ former Parisian residence at Place Vendôme, where it remains to this day. Legend has it that in the summer of 1928, Maharaja Sir Bhupindar Singh of Patiala, India, arrived at the House of Boucheron with an entourage of 10 Sikh men carrying large metal cases filled with precious jewels. The Maharaja commissioned Boucheron to recreate the princely collection and remount every single gem into a new work of jewelry or other artistic creation—giving rise to 150 separate orders. In 1950, the Shah of Iran commissioned Boucheron to make a wedding crown for his bride, Soraya Esfandiari. This was not the Shah’s first request. Twenty years earlier, he selected Louis Boucheron to appraise the entire national treasure, resplendent with an extravagant collection that included the two largest pink diamonds in the world. Boucheron was sworn to secrecy as to its worth, which he honored unto his death in 1959.


Clockwise from right: Lily Stomacher brooch (circa 1906); Evalyn Walsh McLean wearing the Hope Diamond as a pendant; the Panther clip brooch made for the Duchess of Windsor; Princess Grace of Monaco wearing a Cartier platinum and diamond necklace

Cartier Cartier creates jewelry to be worn, to become one with the body. This principle inspires extraordinary designs with exquisite beauty and fluid movement. Influenced by a desire, a dream or a stone, bespoke commissions are a natural process at Cartier. Despite the firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reverence for client confidence, its pieces for legendary personalities have become famous in their own right. In 1910, Pierre Cartier sold the renowned blue Hope Diamond to Evalyn Walsh McLean, wife of the heir to the Washington Post fortune. To entice her to purchase the magnificent diamond, Cartier reset the stone and wove a tale of intrigue about its history. The diamond ultimately was obtained by Harry Winston, who donated it to the Smithsonian Institute, where it remains on display at the National Museum of Natural History. In 1936, King Edward VIII gave Wallis Simpson a platinum and gold signet ring paved with rubies and sapphires. Later, as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, they commissioned numerous pieces of jewelry from Cartier, including a brooch depicting a platinum panther perched on a 152.35-carat Kashmir cabochon sapphire, which Cartier later repurchased for its own collection in 1987. The panther brooch was among the first of many feline creations masterminded by Cartierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Director of Haute Joaillerie Jeanne Toussaint, and the jungle cat has become an iconic symbol synonymous with the house.

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Harry Winston Clockwise from above: Ambaji Shinde’s design for an emerald and diamond bib necklace; the aquamarine necklace shown in the Court of Jewels exhibition; diamond cluster earrings

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Harry Winston had a saying: “Let the gemstones shape the jewel.” Stunning handmade jewels have resulted from his design philosophy of using very light platinum settings and minimal metal. Harry Winston archives include more than 100,000 designs, which are revisited to create modern pieces. Recently, the company reacquired a vintage 68.9-carat emerald and diamond brooch created in the 1960s by Harry Winston’s then-chief designer Ambaji Shinde for the wife of a Texas oil mogul. Winston presented the commissioning clients with the emerald and an equally beautiful 69.42-carat pearshaped diamond. The wife chose the emerald. The pear-shaped diamond that she did not select eventually was acquired by Cartier, and became known as the TaylorBurton diamond when actor Richard Burton purchased it for then-wife Elizabeth Taylor. Interestingly, a Shinde sketch created for the diamond went unused until recently, when it inspired the design for an aquamarine necklace shown in the recent Court of Jewels exhibition. Other well-known pieces include the McLean Diamond owned by the Duchess of Windsor, the Lesotho III diamond cut by Harry Winston, which Aristotle Onassis gave to Jacqueline Kennedy as an engagement ring, and the diamond princess necklace and classic cluster earrings Gwyneth Paltrow wore when she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1999. Sandrine de Laage, vice president of design, says, “Harry Winston design is always inspired by culture, nature and our history. It is about ultimate beauty, audacity, and the most exquisite creations.”


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Seed pearl necklace and brooch worn by Mary Todd Lincoln (left); Elizabeth Taylor wearing the “Iguana” brooch, designed by Jean Schlumberger

“Everything that bears the Tiffany & Co. name embodies timeless design, meticulous selection of materials, and uncompromising craftsmanship,” says Regional Vice President Jeff Bateman. Butterflies, bumblebees and flowers are among the nature-inspired designs of old and new. Countless people of influence have donned Tiffany jewels for their most celebrated occasions. Mary Todd Lincoln wore a suite of Tiffany seed pearl jewelry that was purchased by President Lincoln to the Inaugural Ball in 1861. One hundred years later, John F. Kennedy gave Jackie a gift from Tiffany for the birth of their son, John Jr. Jean Schlumberger designed the “two fruit clip” (the “berry brooch,” as Jackie called it) using sparkling rubies to create a cluster of two strawberries, with stems and leaves made from diamonds. Additionally, Jackie favored Schlumberger’s enamel bracelets so much that the press dubbed them “Jackie bracelets.” In 1964, as a gift for Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton purchased another Schlumberger design—an 18-karat gold and platinum clip with diamonds, emeralds and sapphires. Although originally named the “Dolphin,” Burton renamed the piece the “Iguana,” after his film, Night of the Iguana. ◆ FEBRUARY 2011 93


UNDER THE BIG TOP A three-ring circus of dazzling gems sure to steal the show. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DIANA RAMIREZ

Marilyn Janss-designed 18-karat gold, pearl and diamond brooch, Cleopatraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Barge, Naples Ashok Sancheti sapphire and diamond earrings set in 18-karat gold; sapphire and diamond ring set in 18-karat gold, artworthavenue.com

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Chopard monkey pendant set in 18-karat white gold with diamonds, tsavorites, and briolette rubellites, Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, Naples Jean Schlumberger enamel bracelets (from left): yellow with turquoise in 18-karat gold, red in 18-karat gold, dark blue in 18-karat gold, light green with sapphires in 18-karat gold, Tiffany & Co., Waterside Shops Estate parrot brooch in 18karat gold set with a ruby body, diamond and sapphire eyes and a turquoise beak, betteridge.com

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Amethyst and diamond 18-karat gold ring; citrine gemstone and diamond 18-karat gold ring, both from the Bellini Color Collection, hamiltonjewelers.com Chessman bracelet in rock crystal, ruby, sapphire and emerald mounted in 18-karat gold; half-link earrings in rock crystal and sapphire cabochons, seamanschepps.com

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La Reina by Bhansali white onyx mask brooch in 18karat gold and titanium with flat pear-shaped and round diamonds and agate; blue titanium butterfly brooch in 18-karat white gold and titanium with round and pear-shaped diamonds; lareina.com Sapphire and diamond white gold dragonfly brooch, Carlsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fine Jewelry, Naples

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Bird brooch set in platinum with four colored sapphires, brilliants, and mandarin garnet eye, Cartier, Waterside Shops, Naples Cocktail ring with diamonds and pink tourmalines, Louis Vuitton, Waterside Shops

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Antique finish sterling silver bear on a labradorite ball with a diamond eye, A. Jaron Fine Jewelry, Naples Excelsior diamond, sapphire and turquoise necklace in 18-karat white gold from the Les Voyages Extraordinaires collection; Banquise tourmaline, onyx and diamonds clip set in 18-karat white gold, Van Cleef & Arpels, Waterside Shops, Naples

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FLIGHTS OF FANCY AREA COLLECTORS ARE ALWAYS ON THE HUNT FOR INTERESTING ADDITIONS. “THE PROCESS OF COLLECTING IS NOT GLAMOROUS, BUT THE RESULTS CAN BE,” SAYS CHERYL STONE. MEET FIVE AFICIONADOS OF A VARIETY OF PASSIONS. PHOTOGRAPHY BY VANESSA ROGERS

Fast Track Ron Caldwell collects older cars from exotics to muscle cars—Ferraris, Camaros from different model years, an El Camino, a Chevelle, a De Tomaso Pantera and a custom 1957 Chevy. His affinity started at age 16, and he fed his desires by working his way up to nicer and faster cars, while restoring Camaros, Corvettes and the Pantera. The collection began with a 1980 Ferrari BB 512 that he bought in 1986 from a professional basketball player who played for the Boston Celtics. “It is difficult to pick a favorite since they each have a story or history behind them,” Caldwell says. He loves the Ferrari F40 “because it is like a race car for the street,” and getting the car involved taking a trip with his then-11-year-old son to Ohio to see it. “I know that trip is one my son will never forget.” His current desire is a 1969 Camaro ZL1. “Finding a real one is difficult since there were only 69 of them made,” he says. “About 10 years ago, I missed out on one that was in Fort Myers, which only had 900 drag-racing miles on it.” FEBRUARY 2011 101


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Picture Perfect George and Wynnell Schrenk have been collecting 1960s photography since they discovered their mutual passion on their first date. Their interest ranges from iconic images by such photographers as Garry Winogrand, Aaron Siskind, Bert Stern, Slim Aarons and others, to their own photography, to fostering young photographers through the Schrenk Student Photography Institute at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. Their photography collection complements their mid-century collection of

Italian glass and furniture, particularly Lucite. “I love the hard shine of Lucite and its history of association with the disco interiors of the late 1960s, Elsie de Wolfe and Helena Rubinstein,” she says. Her favorite images are Bert Stern’s photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken just before she died. “I just love those Marilyns, and they are from a very famous sitting that has been copied—à la Lindsay Lohan on the cover of New York magazine last year—around the world,” Schrenk says. “And, anytime Marilyn is the cover girl of Vanity Fair or whatever, it’s one of this series.”


Lace Place Sandi Moran had an interest in handmade lace and embroidery as a child, when she made some pieces of her own. Now she looks for additions when she travels, particularly large pieces, as they are becoming rare. She knows that hand work is a becoming a lost art. She also collects dishes, including the original Portmeirion Botanic Garden, the original collections of Department 56 holiday villages, wine, and antique chandeliers and lamps, mostly French Art Deco. Moran’s first linen purchase was a large tablecloth from Madeira, Portugal, that is framed and hangs in her dining room. Her most treasured is a crocheted drapery with a pastoral scene of sheep that her grandmother made. “Scouring Venice, Italy, I found a shop that had a few nice items displayed; then I spent several hours with my daughter interpreting for me, trying to convince the shop owner that I was a serious collector and was interested in her best pieces,” Moran says. Her only regret was the English lace that got away. She attempted to purchase it at London’s Portobello Road Market, but the seller realized it had been priced wrong and refused to sell it, even when Moran offered to pay more.

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China Shop Cheryl Stone makes a business of surrounding herself with beautiful things as an antique dealer and owner of Provenance Naples. It’s no wonder she is often tempted to expand her collection of antique porcelain. As a child, she began by collecting coins. “I was fascinated by intricate silver coins with beautiful ladies in flowing dresses, such as the Liberty Half Dollar or the winged helmet on Mercury Head dimes,” she says. Her fascination with porcelain started when she was on a buying trip to England with her mother,

an antique dealer and interior designer. Her fancy? A large, applegreen jardiniere with hand-painted birds, which is now in her kitchen. Her favorite item is an Art Deco diamond bracelet with a setting in the form of a Corinthian column capital. To find the best pieces, she relies on research, travel and perseverance. “When on the hunt, I am up before the chickens, enduring freezing cold or blistering heat, and more than once standing up to my ankles in the mud,” she says. FEBRUARY 2011 105


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Bottle Club David M. Jones has been collecting fine wines for more than 20 years, since going to Napa Valley in 1988. He has about 1,800 bottles stored between his cellars in Naples and Santa Barbara, California, that he and his wife, Judy, enjoy together. One of his first purchases was a Caymus Special Selection in the 1970s. “I love older French Champagnes, aged Cabernets, Italian reds, and California and Oregon Pinot,” he says. Like other collectors, Jones has other things he favors, including watches, pens and cars, such as his 1971 MercedesBenz 280SE 3.5 convertible, and a 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE. About 20 of the bottles he has collected are 1961 Bordeaux wines he intends to drink when he celebrates his fiftieth birthday, including a magnum of 1961 La Mission Haut-Brion. He has made only one bad purchase that he knows of, as much wine remains to be tasted. “A case of 1983 Cabernet was vinegar by the time I opened the first bottle,” he says. “I still have a few remaining bottles in case I need a gag gift for someone.” ◆

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Center Piece ART TAKES CENTER STAGE AT THE HOME OF JOHN AND JUDY HUSHON.

BY KATHY BECKER • PHOTOGRAPHY BY JERRY RABINOWITZ

Placement of a large Chihuly chandelier takes some planning. Ultimately, for a piece of such size and weight, it could make the most sense to build a house around it. John and Judy Hushon did just that when they built their home in 2001 in Grey Oaks Country Club. “The Chihuly hangs from the highest 108 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

point in the house, and everything goes down from there,” John says. “The dimensions of this room were centered by Dale Chihuly and it is lit with outside spots.” Installation of the sculpture took two days, with a Chihuly team on hand. “They needed a lift to install it and the floors were already in, so the builder put plywood in to

cover the floor,” John recalls. The effort was necessary to finally have proper display space for the sculpture, which the Hushons bought from a dealer in Aspen and put in storage. “We liked it when we saw it,” John says. “We weren’t sure what we were going to do with it, but that’s how art is.”


The Hushons designed their home to accommodate the Dale Chihuly chandelier in the living room and other art in their collection. Far left, clockwise from top: Chihuly pieces in their collection include the chandelier; Venetian Ikebana Series, Dale Chihuly with Paul DeSomma, Tomato Vase with Gilded Putees and Curls, 2002 (partial view); Dale Chihuly, Seaform Series, Peacock Blue with Tangerine Lip Wraps, 1995; Dale Chihuly, Basket Series, Translucent Beige Chocolate Lip Wraps Tiger Pebbles, 1998.

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John Hushon, chairman of Artnet AG, will speak about online auctions at the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center lecture series February 10.

John and Judy Hushon surround themselves with art. Below: Sculpture by Carol Johnson, Spirit Canoe (reeds and string), 1988.

The entry sets an artful tone with art on both walls, and tasteful furniture and accessories.

The chandelier joins four other pieces by Chihuly that represent different periods of his work. The story is similar for other art the couple had stored in Washington, D.C., and Houston. When they began building, they were in London, while John, formerly an international corporate lawyer with a large law firm in Washington, was CEO of El Paso Energy International. They kept track of art placement through measurements and visits during construction, about once a month. The home was as spontaneous as some of their art acquisitions. They had purchased a condominium in Palm Beach, but never moved in. When John attended a seminar in Naples, Judy, who is an environmental consultant and now chairs the Collier County Environmental Advisory Committee, looked at real estate. She fell in love with Grey Oaks and a vacant lot where a builder had a permit to start building a spec house near the community’s bird rookery. Two weeks later, the Hushons came back and bought the lot. Then they began with architect Brian Denny to rework the home plans to meet their art needs, taking the original plan from an “H” shape to more of a “W” shape. FEBRUARY 2011 111


“Everything is aligned, with lines of vision,” Judy says. “The fireplace lines up with the fountain on the other side of the house.” They began collecting art in the mid 1960s, “since we had $100 as students and went to the Cambridge Art Association,” Judy says. John is chairman of Artnet AG, the largest Internet-based art company. During his law career, he put together a corporate collection of 500 pieces and was involved with the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts. In addition to their art, they added artful touches throughout the home. For the sea-themed living room rug, custom-made in China to complement the Chihuly chandelier, Judy sent design samples she made from big pieces of paper. In John’s office, the carved cypress was copied from Drayton Hall in Charleston. The vaulted ceiling in the dining room is painted by faux artist Marcy Padolan to look like the room is outside, under a garden trellis. Even the kitchen got the artful treatment. “We wanted it to look like a chapel redone 112 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

Clockwise from above: Andy Warhol, Siberian Tiger, 1985 (foreground); Birgitta Ara, Bronze Dancers, 1987 (background). Egyptian coreformed ancient glass vial and Roman period ancient glass pieces, part of the couple’s glass collection.

into a kitchen,” says John, who, after his retirement in 2002, studied and received a graduate degree in theology. “The chandelier is perfect, medieval,” he says. Cherubs frolic on the ceiling in a painting by Padolan that evokes art found in churches. Shelves hold their collection of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Spanish folk-art santos, most of them made of carved wood. The breakfast nook is designed to look like an altar. None of the features belie the room’s practical purposes. “We cook,” Judy says. “This is a cook’s kitchen. We do a lot of charity parties here, for Hope for Haiti, for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. They know they can call us. It’s a happy kitchen.”

And it’s a happy home full of art they have collected throughout their lives. “We like adventure travel and we are photographers,” John says. “We each buy things, but now when we look at a piece we have to think about what is going to go to make room for it.” As a result, their two sons also have art in their homes, as the Hushons’ collection continues to outgrow the space they created for it. “We buy when we like it,” Judy says. “We’re collectors,” John adds. “The unifying theme is we often buy art when we travel, except for artists we supported. It means something to us or represents some place we were.” ◆


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Carol created the painting that hangs by the piano.

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The metal sculptures in niches on either side of the Webers’ front door are some of the only art pieces not created by Carol. They were left by the previous homeowner, as were the modern glass chandeliers. The ceiling was painted to enhance the existing architectural elements.

When Carol Weber moved to Bonita Beach from Wisconsin three years ago with her husband, Dick, she found heaven walking on the beach and collecting shells. She was so inspired, she began painting, and she had no desire to live anywhere else. “I didn’t want to ever leave the beach,” Carol says. “My life, my psychologist, is the beach. I thought he’d never get me out.” Dick, an avid gofer who retired from the family’s veneer business, longed to head inland, however. The Webers were golf members at Quail West for 10 years, and he began to work on Carol about finding a home in the community. A contemporary-style courtyard home with views from every window at Quail West designed by Eric Brown and built 11 years ago by Gulfshore Homes appealed FEBRUARY 2011 115


Carolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s painting hangs in the dining room. The chairs were reupholstered, and the chandelier left by the previous owner.


The Webers love the views in their light-filled home. Right: A coffee bar was added to the master suite so Carol could enjoy leisurely mornings reading in bed before heading to her studio.

last year, and Dick convinced Carol to make the move. To make sure his wife was happy with their new home, Dick called in the help of interior designer Kelli Sultan of KVS Interior Design. Their son-in-law, who is a decorator in Wisconsin, suggested paint colors, but was too busy to help with the renovation. While working with the Webers to transition from the beach home they built to the Quail West home, Sultan made an amazing discovery. Most of the paintings Carol created since coming to Florida were stacked and in storage. “Kelli said she wanted to make this house my gallery,” Carol says. “It scared me. I just paint because it’s fulfilling.” Carol started painting when she took a class for the wives while her husband attended a seminar out of town. “When I finished, I had a little picture of the beach, sea grass and sky. I was hooked,” she says. “When I moved to Florida, I looked at the sky, water and the beach. I thought ‘How hard can it be?’” She hung some of her art at the beach house, but no one ever commented on it. “I painted for the fun, for the joy,” she says. “People came to the beach house and said nothing. No one made a fuss. My impression is, if you don’t like it, you don’t say anything.” At a party in November to introduce their home to their Quail West friends, six guests said they wanted to

A mirrored wall over a buffet in the dining room is the perfect reflection for Carol’s art. FEBRUARY 2011 117


Right: The Webers loved the open floor plan that allows one room to flow into another. Below: Carol’s studio is filled with light.

buy her art off the wall. Now she is working with Sultan on commissions for the designer’s clients. “She asks me to paint, so I’m having fun painting,” she says. “Kelli is selling them, so it worked out beautifully.” Despite Carol’s reservations about leaving the beach, the Quail West home is also working out. The Webers didn’t entertain much at their beach house, which is three stories high on a very narrow lot. “We didn’t invite people to the beach home; it was so tiny,” she says. “We’d be invited to other people’s homes; Richard waited for the day to say ‘Come to our house.’ He loves to entertain. I’m confident there’s space for everyone.” There’s also space for Carol’s art to be properly displayed. In fact, Sultan began decorating by placing Carol’s art, some of which she rescued from the trash. From there, Sultan worked with existing elements and some of the couple’s furniture from the beach house, which they now rent out. “Dick is wise about investment,” Sultan says. “He was very clear on what he wanted to do. We worked with a lot of the existing elements.” Custom cabinets that were in the kitchen were modified to open up the space. Paint colors were selected to enhance many of the interesting existing architectural ceiling features. Furniture was reupholstered or refinished. In the laundry room, stackable appliances made way for Carol’s desk. 118 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


The etched glass dividers were in the home and show scenes of the Quail West golf course that Dick loves to play.

“I tried to arrange the living room, and it wouldn’t work,” Carol says. “Kelli came in and just did her magic. I think she does have a magic wand. She made it come alive. It was a lot of work to liven it up.” “It was a jewel re-enchanted,” Sultan says. When walls seemed to be missing an art element, Carol created something, like paintings of trees that now hang over the bed in the guestroom. “I was here preparing for Carol’s party, and I said, ‘We need something over the bed.’ I came back the next day, and Carol had done the trees,” Sultan says. While Dick plays golf three days a week, Carol enjoys reading in bed in the morning and the view from the master suite, where a coffee bar helps her start the day before settling in to paint in her light-filled studio in the next room. Both of the Webers are blissfully happy at Quail West. “I love this house,” Carol says. “It’s wonderful because I’ve never had anyone pay attention to my art. I’m over the beach.” ◆

When walls were missing art, Carol created it, like the tree paintings over the bed in the guest room.

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SWEEPING ESTATE ADDRESS 16965 Verona Way, Naples DEVELOPMENT Mediterra ARCHITECT New Architectura Inc. YEAR BUILT 2008 OFFERED AT $5,995,000 SIZE 7,824 square feet under air, 10,963 total

SPECIAL FEATURES Breathtaking four-bedroom-plus-library, four full- and two half-bath estate boasts magnificent views from the oversized lot, including double fairway views of the Tom Fazio-designed Championship Golf Courses with highly desirable southern exposure. The grand architecture of this estate, designed by New Architectura Inc., is accentuated by refined details throughout. It was chosen by Bridgestone Tires for a recent ad campaign featuring Fred Cou-

ples and Lee Trevino, who felt at home during the commercial shoot in one of the most magnificent estates in Mediterra. Lusia â&#x20AC;&#x153;Luâ&#x20AC;? Shafron, CEO of Pacifica Designs (239-325-1411), used her awardwinning talent to create a comfortable atmosphere with the ambience of luxury living in this palatial home, which features an award-winning master bathroom. Multiple courtyards with fountain displays, exceptional outdoor living spaces, including a private separate cabana with


THIS EXQUISITE PALATIAL ESTATE SITS ON AN OVERSIZED LOT AND BOASTS SWEEPING DUAL GOLF COURSE VIEWS.

a morning kitchen, beautiful indoor living spaces highlighted by an impressive wine cellar, and a one-of-a-kind billiards and theater room create numerous entertaining advantages in this incomparable residence. FOR INFORMATION Roy Weekly, Weekly Realty Group, 239-793-8762, info@TeamWeekly. com, www.TeamWeekly.com


“EXCEPTIONAL ESTATE PROPERTIES OF NAPLES, FLORIDA USA” E SAMPLLIO O PORTF

EXCLUSIVE BEACHFRONT, BOATING & BEACH CLUB MEMBERSHIP PROPERTIES

BEACH CLUB MEMBERSHIP PROPERTY DIRECT BEACHFRONT SITE DRAMATIC COASTAL SCAPE NEW CONSTRUCTION

COMMANDING VANTAGE POINT!

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE YACHTING SITE

Open Water Vistas! 25 Ft. Ceilings. 5Brs./Game Room/Study. 100 Ft. Dock. Under Market Opportunity!

One of Only 13 Beachfront Homes on Vanderbilt Beach. Only One with Boat Lot Across Street.

Build Your Dream Estate! Steps to Beach Club. Alluring Southern Exposure. 110 Ft. Dockage.

$7,195,000

Price Reduced

$7,800,000

BEACH BLOCK 3200 GORDON DRIVE

ULTRA CUSTOM COUNTRY FRENCH

3 BLOCKS TO BEACH & 5TH AVE. S.

LUXURIOUSLY COZY BOATER’S HAVEN

OPULENT INTERIOR APPOINTMENTS

SUNNY SW EXPOSURE. COMPLETE RENOVATION 2006

Interior Assets: 3 Fireplaces. Ceilings: Groin Vaulted, Barrel, Trayed, Cathedral. Main House & Guest House

13 Ft.–15 Ft. Ceilings. Coral Rock Fireplace. 40 Ft. x 24 Ft. Great Room.

SW Exposure. Exquisite Old Naples Estate Custom Crafted: 2006. 4Brs. Fireplace. Study.

$5,650,000

$4,100,000

$3,450,000

Dramatically Scenic 260 Ft. Lake Frontage. 6+ Bedrooms

Harbour Head Magnificent Deep Water Setting! .8 Acres.

Scenic Deepwater Cove Building Site.

$2,399,000

$3,995,000

$2,900,000

ULTRA PRIVATE LAKEFRONT

TO DISCERN A “CONNOISSEUR’S COLLECTION” OF THE MOST INTERESTING, BEAUTIFUL & UNIQUE PRIME PROPERTIES, CONTACT . . . JAMES E. FORREST, REAL ESTATE CONSULTANT “Strategic Advisors to the Privileged”

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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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CAP FERRAT

#503 GULF & SUNSET VIEWS 4/4 3650 SQ FT! MARBLE FLOORS! VERY SPECIAL! $1,995,000

ST. NICOLE

#505 WIDE GULF, BAY & SUNSET VIEWS! UPGRADES! END UNIT! $799,000

LUGANO

#101 3/2 VALUE! LAKE VIEWS IN 3 DIRECTIONS, TOTALLY RENOVATED! $659,000

DORCHESTER

#1104 2/2 PLUS POWDER ROOM. GREAT GULF VIEWS & REAL VALUE! $625,000

CRESCENT

8464 ABBINGTON CIR. OVER 2400 SQ FT 3/2/DEN/PLUS POWDER ROOM. BRIGHT SE GOLF COURSE VIEWS! $795,000

GULFSIDE

#702 2/2 GULF VIEW VALUE! DIRECTLY ON THE SAND! HEAR THE WAVES! $599,000

ST. PIERRE

ST. RAPHAEL

#804 THROUGH VIEWS FROM GULF TO GOLF COURSE! CHARMING! $679,000

#1709 GULF SUNSETS; 10 FT CEILINGS,UPGRADED CORNER UNIT $2,095,000

ST. KITTS

TIERRA MAR VILLA

#901 CONTEMPORARY RENOVATIONS! GULF & SUNSETS! 3/2.5 $965,000

ST. PIERRE

#1501 GULF VIEWS FROM END UNIT! 3/3 REAL VALUE! 2 TERRACES. $949,000

BREAKWATER

#202 2/2 +DEN TREEHOUSE GREEN VIEWS! VAULTED CEILINGS! $459,000

ST. LAURENT

#704 BRIGHT GULF VIEWS FROM SW END UNIT. UPGRADES! WOW! $995,000

BAYPOINT AT VANDERBILT

#604 BAY VIEWS &TOP FLOOR TURNKEY AND ALL NEW! 3/2 + DOCK! $699,000

#572 SW LAKE VIEWS FROM SPACIOUS PRIVATE VILLA/ POOL. $1,095,000

CLARIDGE 3-A

LARGE SPACIOUS CORNER 3 BEDROOM HOME IN LUXURY HIGH RISE. LIVES LIKE A VILLA. VOLUME CEILINGS. $685,000

ST. PIERRE

ST. RAPHAEL

#905 GULF & SUNSET VIEWS 4/4 RESORT COMPLEX! STUNNING! $1,995,000

ST. LAURENT

#904 WONDERFUL GULF/SUNSET VIEWS. RARE 3/3 SW SIDE END UNIT! $1,135,000

BARRINGTON

6955 GREENTREE DR HUGE HOME WITH GOLF COURSE VISTAS & WESTERN SUNSETS. OVER 6,000 SQ FT. $2,695,000

OAKMONT

CAP FERRAT

#904 GULF VIEWS, SUNSETS 4/4 ENSUITE. UPGRADES GALORE! STONE FLOORS! $2,695,000

ST. NICOLE

#1103 LOVELY BAY & GULF VIEWS! WELL PRICED! READY TO GO! FURNISHED! $569,000

ST. KITTS

#1403 2/2 GULF VIEWS & REMODELED! EASY BEACH ACCESS! $569,000

DORCHESTER

#1801 SENSATIONAL GULF AND SUNSET VIEWS! 3/3 2300 SQ FT $1,050,000

708 PITCH APPLE LANE LAKE VIEWS! UNIQUE HOME 3/3.5 + LOFT! $1,399,000

#1404 GULF VIEWS! PRISTINE CONDITION 2/2/POWDER ROOM! $649,000

HYDE PARK

CHANTECLAIR VILLA

BREAKWATER

ROYAL HARBOR

MANATEE AT VANDERBILT

A #106 SUNNY LAKE & GOLF COURSE VIEWS! 3/2.5 +DEN. OVER 2300 SQ FT! $599,000

1955 TARPON ROAD. GULF ACCESS. NEWER LUXURY HOME. OVER 3000 SQ FT. 3/3.5/DEN. $1,995,000

GREAT LOCATION! HUGE POOL! 3/3/OFFICE&DEN! TWO CAR GARAGE! $849,000

#101 3/3.5 + OFFICE & DOCK! WOW! SHORT SALE STEAL! 10 FT CEILINGS! $699,000

#101 TROPICAL GREEN VIEWS! LARGE HOME! 3/2.5. TWO DOGS OKAY! CLOSE TO TENNIS $569,000

COVE TOWERS

MONTEGO #1204 GULF & BAY VIEWS. LUXURY TOWER 3/3. OVER 2600SQ FT. $799,000

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Marshallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Point

Exclusive gated community on a 1000-acre peninsula between Lake Michigan & North Bay. 500+acres private nature preserve, pond, tennis, & extensive trails. Just a short drive southeast of Sister Bay & its marina. www.MarshallsPoint.us

Estate Residence

On 21 acres with 740 feet of shore frontage along Lake Michigan and views of the inlet, Cana Island, & Gordon Lodge; this is quite possibly the top home in all of Wisconsin. Call 920.854.9799 for details or visit: www.LaMaisonDesDeuxFleurs.info

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$5,295,000

Aqualane Shores

$4,895,000

Aqualane Shores

$3,995,000

Aqualane Shores

$3,950,000

Aqualane Shores

$2,995,000

Royal Harbor

$2,995,000

Royal Harbor

$2,995,000

Royal Harbor $2,699,000

Royal Harbor

$2,595,000

Royal Harbor

$2,050,000

Royal Harbor

$1,900,000

Old Naples

$1,895,000

Sandy Lane

$1,850,000

Aqualane Shores

$1,795,000

Royal Harbor

$1,795,000

Old Naples

$1,745,000

Old Naples

$1,695,000

Old Naples

$945,000

Royal Harbor $829,000

Old Naples

$249,000

Oyster Bay

G.O. Thornhill 239.571.3619 go@thornhill-properties.com

www.Thornhill-Properties.com Waterfront Realty Group 1300 3rd Street South | Naples, FL 34102


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THIRD ON CANVAS This eagerly anticipated annual event, scheduled for February 14 and 15, features 40 artists painting in picturesque locations throughout the historic Third Street South district. Creations will be sold at a February 20 dinner and auction to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Tickets are $95. 239-343-6950 | thirdstreetsouth.com

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF COLLIER COUNTY The Emerald Ball will be held March 19 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort and will feature cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities of Collier County, which provides programs and services to the community’s neediest people. 239-455-2655 | catholiccharitiescc.org

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TRINITY-BY-THE-COVE EPISCOPAL CHURCH The inaugural Fine Art of Living Series, February 26 at a private club in Port Royal, will honor vintner Clarke Swanson and will feature the creations of five-star chef John Tesar paired with Swanson Vineyards selections. Proceeds benefit the Archangel Fund. 239-262-6581 | trinitybythecove.com John Tesar


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Award-winning artist Emily James painted this view of the Garden of Hope and Courage at Naples Community Hospital. The work will be the featured item for the auction at the Little Black Dress Garden Party February 22 to benefit the Garden, which was created to honor Jan Emfield, who died of breast cancer and whose idea it was for a garden for hope and courage. “I loved the afternoon reflections for this scene, and also the lily pads skimming the lake surface. … I will miss having it in my studio, but I’m so excited to play a special part to benefit the Garden,” James says. The event begins in the Garden with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner at a fabulous Naples restaurant. For information: 239-434-6697.

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FEBRUARY 2011 GARDEN WALK More than 1,000 people will get a glimpse into four of the area’s homes and gardens with the Garden Club’s annual fundraiser, the Naples House & Garden Tour. This year the tour begins and ends at the Naples Botanical Garden, with light refreshments and admission to the garden. The February 5 tour allows the Garden Club to provide funding and educational opportunities, and this year will help establish a scholarship endowment fund for Florida Gulf Coast University graduate students studying horticulture and related subjects at the Kapnick Research Center at the Botanical Garden. Tickets for the tour are $85 and $150. This year’s homes include The Boat House, a circa 1930s commercial building on the mangroves redesigned as a residence by architect Dwight Oakley, which has an interior boat slip where you can view schools of fish from the large picture window on the second floor. Other stops: a colorful home on a cove in Port Royal with fantastic faux-painted ceilings that incorporate palm fronds and tropical textures, and other painted surfaces; a renovated West Indies-inspired, late-’50s home with original exposed beam pine ceilings and a garden that is a study in simplicity; and a new French cottage that looks as if it was built years ago and furnished with fine antiques from around the world. For information and tickets, naplesgardenclub.org or 239-262-1272.

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THE NEXT CHAPTER After 29 years of holding the Naples Art & Antiques Show, Trinityby-the-Cove Church is cooking up something new. The Fine Art of Living Series kicks off February 26 at a private club and features food by celebrity chef John Tesar, formerly of the Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, paired with wines by vintner Clarke Swanson of Swanson Vineyards in Napa and a part-time Naples resident. A silent auction will include cruises and dinners in private homes. A fashion presentation and luncheon is planned as part of the series March 11. For information, 239262-6581. 178 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

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MORE THAN FAIR Bonita Springs-based art impresarios David and Lee Ann Lester are bringing the inaugural Naples International Art & Antique Fair February 25 through March 1 to the new Naples International Pavilion on Immokalee Road. “This building was in the best location in relation to the city and surrounding areas,” David Lester says. “IFAE has developed an impeccable design and construction model that specializes in turning any space into an elegant, museum-quality fair.” The founders of International Fine Art Expositions, who have organized shows in Miami, Palm Beach, London and aboard the mega-yacht SeaFair, will dazzle Gulf Coast connoisseurs with a stunning collection of paintings, sculpture, antiques and fine jewelry. Graff Diamonds will present an array of rare jewelry in a specially built version of its London Bond Street premises, the largest, most extensive collection of haute couture jewelry in any single location. Another highlight is the Hammer Galleries Renoir exhibition, displaying about 20 paintings, pastels and drawings by the French Impressionist master. The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts joins NIAAF as the sponsoring beneficiary of the preview gala February 24, with the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art benefiting. The evening will be sponsored in part by Black River Caviar and other purveyors. For more information: 239-949-5411.

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artists whose last name begins with either M, A, R, C, or O, Feb. 1-23; 239-394-4221.

Rich, Kimberlee Alemian and Estella Fransbergen, Feb. 17; 239-403-7787.

Artist Colony at the Esplanade—Palette Parties: Tara O’Neill, Feb. 7, Betty Newman, Feb. 21; Last Wednesday Art Walk, Feb. 23, the Esplanade, Marco Island; marcoislandartistcolony.com.

Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples—Bob Kane Retrospective, through Feb. 11; Robert Vickery and Cape Cod Artists, Feb. 13-25; Richard Segalman, New Pastels, Feb. 26March 11; 239-261-2637.

Aura Fine Art Gallery, Naples—Recent Works by Barbara Groenteman and Tim Parker, Feb 1-8; Corner of the Glades: JoAnne Sanborn, reception Feb. 10, exhibit Feb. 11-24; Artists @ Work, Feb. 25-27; 239527-3386.

Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida, Naples—The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France, Feb. 3-March 10; 239-263-9200.

Blue Mangrove Gallery, Marco Island— Jeff Ripple Exhibit, Feb. 15; 239-393-2405. Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs—Alla Prima, Alla Fun!, Feb. 3; Annual Members’ Exhibition, Feb. 4-24; Affairs of the Arts: Step Back in Time… To Survey, tour historic homes of Bonita Springs followed by refreshments, Feb. 20; Art Walk at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, Feb. 24; Bonita’s Best Bridge Game! Third Annual Pro-Am, with wine and cheese, Feb. 26; 239-495-8989. Coconut Point Art Festival—Fifth annual art and craft fair, Feb. 12-13, Coconut Point Mall, Estero; artfestival.com. Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Naples—Art in the Environment, artist Paul Arsenault shares stories and paintings, gourmet organic lunch prepared by his wife, Eileen, at their home, Feb. 14, 239-262-0304; 239-403-4216. Florida West Arts, Bonita Springs— Photography Show by Charles Fritsch and Cynthia Walpole, through Feb. 28; 239948-4427. Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples—Travels, exhibition featuring artists Kim English, Leonard Wren, Stan Moeller and Timothy Horn, opens Feb. 3; Ladies Night, group show with Lindsay Goodwin, Lesley

Ikebana International, Naples—Ikebana Demonstration & Luncheon, Feb. 16, Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples; 239-390-2881. Museum of the Everglades, Everglades City—Light Fading Reflections on the Imperiled Everglades, photographer Joel Curzon, Feb. 1-28; Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival, Feb. 22-25; evergladesmuseum.org. Naples Art Association at the von Liebig Art Center, Naples—Nuts About the von Liebig, annual family day, art, crafts, food, music, Feb. 5; Art in the Park, Feb. 5; Members’ Gallery Show, through March 2; Terry Krumm: An Abstract/ Nonrepresentational Painter, through March 3; Naples National Art Festival, Cambier Park, Feb. 26-27; 239-262-6517. Naples Artcrafters—Outdoor show, Feb. 12, Cambier Park; 239-352-3036. Naples Botanical Garden—Dogs in the Garden Walk, Sundays and Thursdays; Artists in the Garden, Tuesdays; Annual Dogs in the Garden Day, Feb. 26; 239-6437275. Naples Historical Society—Tours of Palm Cottage, Tuesdays-Saturdays; Naples Historic District Walking Tours, Wednesdays; 239-261-8164. Norris Center, Naples—Tanya Trinkaus Glass: Oil & Pastel, Feb. 1-28; 239-213-3058.


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Olé Art & Jazz Festival—Art exhibits and renowned jazz artist Alan Darcy, Feb. 19-20, Lely Resort, Naples; 239-293-9448. Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art—The View Project photography exhibit, through March 13; Works by Robert Rauschenberg, through March 20; Sordid and Sacred: The Beggars In Rembrandt’s Etchings, through March 27; Paintings and Drawings of Lynn Davison, through March 27; Blossom II: The Art of Flowers, Feb. 1-April 10; Louise Nevelson: Dawn’s Forest, through June 30; The Mouse House: Olga Hirshhorn Collection, through June 30; 239-597-1900. Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Naples—Photography Annual Exhibition, Feb. 4-March 30; 239417-6310.

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INSIDER’S GUIDE Who better to give insight into the studios of area artists than an artist? Ruth Dwyer, a painter who came from Canada to spend winters in Naples, was delighted to find a serious art community. What surprised her was not finding any books about the artists in the area. “I got to know the artists through the Naples Art Association,” she says. A friend, Crae Clements, began to photograph the artists in their studios. Dwyer points out Popo Flanigan’s “studio” in the trunk of her 1964 Cadillac convertible and another artist who paints in his kitchen. As the book project progressed, it began to morph, much like a work of art does in an artist’s hand. The book, Artist in their Studios, was released in January. This month the book is being paired with an event February 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples (theartistsoiree.com) to benefit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the newly formed Artists for Charity SWFL. “The most successful charity is the Naples Winter Wine Festival, but we don’t grow grapes in Naples,” says Michael Lissack, who is helping with the project along with artist Cynthia Slack. “We do grow artists here.” At the event, artists will be on hand to talk to guests, along with donated works. At The Ritz, a table depicted in a painting by the late Andre Proteau called Table at The Ritz will be moved for the event, with a flower arrangement to match the one Proteau painted.

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Rosen Gallery & Studios, Naples—Taste of Raku, Feb. 3; 239-821-1061.

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Up Art & Design Gallery, Naples— Contemporary Artists and Designers, through Feb. 24; Media Art & Design Arts, Feb. 28-March 31; 239-263-3898.

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CHILDREN/TEENS FINE CARIBBEAN ARTS, BONITA SPRINGS—POTTERY AS ART, FESTIVAL OF CARIBBEAN, LATIN AND AMERICAN ART, LIVE MUSIC, DOOR PRIZE, RAFFLE AND REFRESHMENTS, FEB. 5; 239-404-0261.

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Cambier Park, Naples—Outdoor Family Movie Night, Feb. 19; 239-213-3058. Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs— Art in Cinema, film, dinner and discussion, The Red Violin, Feb. 2; Film for Film Lovers: A Room With a View, Feb. 14; Elling, Feb. 28, Promenade at Bonita Bay; 239-495-8989. Films on Fifth—You the Living, Feb. 13, presented by the Naples Players, Sugden Community Theatre, Naples; 239-263-7990.

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Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida, Naples—From Swastika to Jim Crow, film and discussion, Feb. 1; 239263-9200. Italian Cultural Society—Life is Beautiful, Feb. 1; Son of the Pink Panther, Feb. 15, Norris Center, Naples; 239-434-3323. Naples Historical Society, Palm Cottage Theater—Naples Oral Histories: Betty Van Arsdale, Feb. 1-5; Lodge McKee, Feb. 8-12; Ann Echols Wynn & Mae Janelle Echols Storter, Feb. 15-19; Steve Briggs, Feb. 22-26; 239-261-8164.

Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs—Affairs of the Arts: Dinner With the Chairman, international six-course dinner by Jacke McCurdy, Feb. 23, Bonita Bay; 239-495-8989. Marissa Collections, Naples—Lucifer vir Honestus Jewelry Trunk Show, Feb. 3-5; Hassan Bounkit Jewelry Trunk Show and personal appearance, Feb. 8-9; Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall Trunk Show, Feb. 10-11; Yassi Harari Jewelry Show and personal appearance, Feb. 24-26; Schumacher Fall Trunk Show, Feb. 28March 1; 239-687-1148.

Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops— Chanel Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear, Handbag and Shoe Trunk Show, Feb. 28; 239-592-5900. Third Street South, Naples—Open Air Market, on the street, Feb. 5, 19; Farmers Market, Feb. 12, 26, behind Tommy Bahama; Thursdays on Third, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; 239-434-6533. The Village on Venetian Bay, Naples— Village Nights, shopping, dining and live music, Feb. 3; 239-261-6100.

MUSIC FOOD, WINE & FASHION Art League, Marco Island’s Center for the Arts—Farmers market, Wednesday mornings, through April 14, Veterans Community Park; marcoislandarts.com.

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Mercato, Naples—First Fridays Concert, Feb. 4; hands-on activities with Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, Feb. 5; Asia Fest, ring in Chinese New Year with AZN Azian Cuisine, Feb. 12; mercatoshops.com.

The Bach Ensemble—Winter Concert of Psalms, Songs and Spirituals, Feb. 24, Grace Lutheran Church, Naples; 239-732-1055. Bonita Springs Concert Band—Free


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KENSINGTON GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Kensington’s Ambassador Preview Membership Program is in full swing. Learn how you can enjoy the “crown jewel” golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the newly renovated clubhouse, the Olympic-size heated pool, seven lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, the fitness center and the day spa. 2700 Pine Ridge Road, Naples 239-213-1983 | kensingtoncc.com

KVS INTERIOR DESIGN Using travel and life experiences, personal collections and lifelong quests to serve as sources of inspiration, KVS Interior Design’s styles reflect the unique passions and aspirations of its clients. The results speak to clients’ wishes, desires, dreams and all they hold dear. 3820 Via Del Rey, Bonita Springs 239-949-6700 | kvsinteriordesign.com

PROVENANCE NAPLES After six years, Provenance Naples has expanded. This elegant boutique—filled with collectibles, exquisite fine porcelain and silver—now offers mid-century furnishings and exquisite Edwardian Period and Art Deco jewelry and decorative accessories. 1300 Third St. S., Suites 103-B and 103-C, Naples 239-263-4457 | provenancenaples.com


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concert, Feb. 20, Riverside Park, Bonita Springs; 239-405-3320.

Freedom Park, Naples—Mudbone Trio, Feb. 5; 239-252-4000.

Cambier Park, Naples—Music Makers Show Band, Feb. 4, 25; Naples Daily News Jazz Band, Feb. 6; Southwest Florida Big Band Concert, Feb. 11; Naples Concert Band, Feb. 13; Gulf Coast Big Band, Feb. 20; Naples Jazz Orchestra, Feb. 21; 239263-9521.

Laces of Love Benefit Concert—Jazz to Broadway with the Dan Stefanko Trio, silent auction, and special guest Tamra Nashman, Feb. 20, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Naples; 239-597-3464.

Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs— Live! At the Promenade: Wendy Webb, Feb. 3; Bergonzi String Quartet, Feb. 8; Flute Cocktail, Feb. 10; Jazz Forum, Dan Heck & Rebecca Richardson, Feb. 17; Bonita Bay Singers, Feb. 24; 239-495-8989. Classic Chamber Concerts—Art of the Trio, Feb. 1, Sugden Community Theatre, Naples; 239-434-8505.

Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples—Hyacinth Series, All Stars Youth Banjo Band, Feb. 19; 239-261-1487. Naples Botanical Garden—Jazz in the Garden, Feb. 20; 239-643-7275. Naples Orchestra & Chorus—Mendelssohn, Ming, and More, Feb. 19-20, Golden Gate High School, Naples; 239-775-8460. Norris Center, Naples—Sierra Hull and

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THE PHILHARMONIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS, NAPLES—MICHAEL FEINSTEIN, FEB. 17; THEPHIL.ORG. Highway 111, Feb. 18; Ray Livosi portrays Frank Sinatra, Feb. 19; 239-213-3058. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples—Shelley Plays Rachmaninoff,

All proceeds benefit Youth Haven, Collier County’s only emergency shelter for abused and neglected children and an extraordinary place of hope and transformation.

Youth Haven Home Hope Healing Luncheon

Featuring Leigh Anne & Sean Tuohy Real Life Heroes of the Oscar Winning Movie, “The Blind Side” Private Patron Reception with the Tuohys Precedes the Luncheon

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Feb. 2-5; Andrea Marcovicci, Feb. 4-5; Jerry Lee Lewis and Frankie Ford, Feb. 10; All That Jazz Series, Feb. 10; The Magic of Mozart, Sypert Salon, Feb. 13; A Night to Remember, with Gregory Harrison and Linda Purl, Feb. 16-17; Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Bach ‘n’ Rock, Temple Shalom, Naples, Feb. 17; Temptations and The Four Tops, Feb. 18; Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Feb. 19; Pops 2, Broadway’s Leading Men, Feb. 22-27; Jane Monheit, Feb. 25-26; 239-597-1900.

SPEAKERS/SEMINARS Collier County Audubon—Endangered Scrub Jays, Feb. 8, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Naples; 239-643-7822. Collier County Museum, Naples— Programs: Florida’s Role in the American Revolution, Feb. 2; The War of 1812, The Second American Revolution, Feb. 9; N.A.A.C.P. Read-in: The Black Seminoles, Feb. 13; Chaos and Invasion: The Second Spanish Colonial Period 1783 to 1819, Feb. 16; The Seminole and the Seminole Wars, Feb. 23; 239-252-8476. Friends of the Library of Collier County—2011 Nick Linn Lecture Series, author lectures with lunch, featuring Nicholas Sparks, Feb. 7, William Martin, Feb. 21, Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; 239-262-8135. Miromar Design Center, Estero— Deborah Burnett, “Sleep, Weight Loss & Enhanced Memory: Who Knew Light Bulbs And Paint Colors Could Do So Much?” Feb. 17; Jennifer Post, “Elegance! Elegance! Elegance!” Feb. 24; MiromarDesignCenter.com. Naples Art Association at the von Liebig Art Center—How the Internet has Revolutionized Every Aspect of Art: Creation, Criticism, Curatorship, Exhibitions and Sales, featuring John Hushon, chairman of Artnet, Feb. 10; Nazi Looted Art and the American Response,

MAKE THE CALL. One phone call can make the difference when life feels hopeless and your family is being torn apart. Mental illness and addiction can be overcome. Thousands of families just like yours have found the David Lawrence Center and rebuilt their lives. Make the call. You have nothing to lose but the pain.

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with Stephen J. Knerly, partner with Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, Feb. 16; naplesart.org. Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series—Private cocktail reception, remarks by Anderson Cooper, dinner and Q&A, sponsored by Naples Illustrated, Feb. 13, The Ritz-Carlton,

Naples; 239-596-6524. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples—Speaker Series, An Evening with Jane Goodall, Feb. 14; 239-597-1900. Robb & Stucky Interiors, Naples— Celebrity appraisers Leigh and Leslie Keno from Antiques Roadshow launch their new

Keno Bros. Collection of furniture, Feb. 10; RobbStucky.com. Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Naples—Wing It, beginning birders’ workshop, Feb. 1; Lunch & Learn, Feb. 2; 239-417-6310. Southwest Florida Pastel Society— Business of Art Seminar, with artist Jan Ellen Atkielski, Feb. 22, Hodges University, Naples; 239-580-7676.

SPECIAL EVENTS 4—Wishing Well Foundation Inc., Fashion Pizzazz, lunch, fashion show, and silent auction, Marco Island Yacht Club; 239-213-0397.

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4—Third Annual Fashion Obsession, fashion show of couture designs created from materials found exclusively at Miromar Design Center and showcasing fashions and accessories from Miromar Outlets, pieces to be sold at a live auction, supports American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women, Miromar Design Center, Estero; 239-390-8209. 5—Jewish Federation of Collier County, 2011 Annual Community Celebration, gala

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shopping, from clothing for adults and children to unusual and elegant jewelry and beautiful accessories for your home, portion of sales benefits the Garden, Naples Botanical Garden; 239-643-7275. 12â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Fun Time Early Childhood Academy, Play Dateâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;50th Birthday Party, celebrating the past 50 years of Fun Time,

11â&#x20AC;&#x201D;VOLUNTEER USA FOUNDATION, CELEBRATION OF READING, FORMER GOVERNOR JEB BUSH, FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH AND BARBARA BUSH HOST THE EVENT, WHICH FEATURES NATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHORS WHO SHARE ANECDOTES AND READ FROM THEIR WORKS, HYATT REGENCY COCONUT POINT RESORT & SPA, BONITA SPRINGS; 239-275-5758. event for the entire community, celebrating 30 years as a UJA/Federation, featuring â&#x20AC;&#x153;The World of Jewtopia,â&#x20AC;? a funny, one-ofa-kind multimedia presentation, The RitzCarlton Golf Resort, Naples; 239-263-4205. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Gulfshore Playhouse, Bubbles, Baubles and Broadway, Champagne, culinary delights and entertainment in an intimate cabaret setting at the new Quail West Country Club, 239-261-7529. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201D;First Book-Collier County, Private Butlered Tour and Luncheon at Mar-aLago, home of Marjorie Merriweather Post in Palm Beach, shopping on Worth Avenue, private bus trip from Naples with amenities included; 239-263-6687.

 

  

  

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cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, silent and live auctions, Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; 239-261-8284. 12—Hope Hospice, Hearts of Hope Gala, cocktail party and dinner, Bonita Bay Club, Bonita Springs; 239-489-9147. 12—The Humane Society Naples, The

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Pet Lovers Gala, “My Furry Valentine,” well-behaved, leashed pets allowed, dinner, music, dancing, silent and live auctions, and awards, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples; 239-643-1880. 12—Seventh Annual Cars on Fifth Show, one of the best shows in the Southeast with more than 400 cars

18—THE SHELTER FOR ABUSED WOMEN & CHILDREN, MENDING BROKEN HEARTS WITH HOPE LUNCHEON, FEATURING ACTRESS, AUTHOR AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVOR ROBIN GIVENS, A DESIGNER BOUTIQUE, DRAWING, SILENT AUCTION AND RECEPTION, THE RITZ-CARLTON, NAPLES; 239-775-3862.

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13—Naples Music Club, Stars of the Future Today, emerging young musicians on the rise will perform with Maestro William Noll, Salon of William Noll, Naples; naplesmusicclub.org. 14—Bonita Springs Chapter of Shoes That Fit, Luncheon & Fashion Show by Dillard’s Coconut Point, guests select a “Kid Card” and outfit a specific local elementary school child with new shoes and clothes, raffles and silent auction, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs; 239-498-0551. 14, 15, 20—Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Third on Canvas, hosted by Third Street South Merchants Association, Painting Days feature approximately 60 artists, enjoy a Taste of Third Buffet as the works created during the Painting Days are sold via live and silent auction, Third Street South, Naples; 239-985-3550. 17—Education Foundation of Collier County, Men of Distinction Awards


Celebration, 10 men will be recognized at a special dinner for outstanding commitment and service to the Collier County community, includes a signature cocktail provided by Pinnacle Vodka and auction prizes, Hilton Naples; 239-643-4755. 19—Greater Naples Alumnae Panhellenic, Fashion Show and Luncheon, fashion by Coldwater Creek and modeled by GNAP members, auction, The Country Club of Naples; 239-254-9541. 19—Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Florida Suncoast Chapter, Fifth Annual Hope Gala, “The Sunset Ball,” The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; 239-992-3840. 19—Neighborhood Health Clinic, Block Party, “It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood,” cocktails and dinner with music by Cahlua and Cream, silent and live auctions, prize drawing, Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; 239-261-6600.

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22—Garden of Hope and Courage, Little Black Dress Garden Party, cocktail reception in the Garden, silent auction, “dinner in motion” taking attendees to various Naples restaurants; 239-434-6697. 22, 28—Naples Zoo, ZOObilee 2011, two African-themed events, at The RitzCarlton, Naples on February 22, and “The Blue Tongue Café” Patron and Sponsor Event at the Zoo February 28; The Ritz will have cocktails, live animals, dinner, special presentations and auction; Zoo evening includes a chance to meet the giraffe herd and presentation by journalist Lynn Sherr, plus appetizers, wines, and entertainment from William Noll’s Jazz Band; 239-262-5409.

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24—Planned Parenthood of Collier County, Choice Affair, event to support reproductive health care in our community, featuring a feminist icon, VIP reception followed by a silent and live auction, dinner and conversation with guest speaker, Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; 239-262-8923.

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24—Edison State College, L.I.F.E. Award (Leadership in Fostering Education), lunch to honor someone who has supported education in Collier County through advocacy and philanthropy, honoree is the Naples Children & Education Foundation, Naples Grande Beach Resort; 239-432-1210. 24—Friends of Rookery Bay, Patron Party & Cruise for Batfish Bash for the Bay, Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club, Naples; 239417-6310. 26—St. John Neumann Catholic High School, The Amazing Celtic Race, scavenger hunt in limo buses throughout Naples, followed by cocktails, a silent auction, dinner and a live auction, benefits the Scholarship Fund, Saint Ann’s Jubilee Center, Naples; 239-455-3044, ext. 225.

Friday, February 18 ~ 7:30pm

Sunday, February 20 ~ 3:00pm

Performing Arts Hall of Gulf Coast High School

Audrey Babcock Mezzo Soprano “Her supple tones caressed the notes... radiating earthy allure.” The Salt Lake Tribune Jeffrey Springer Tenor San Francisco Opera Rosa Mercedes Dancer/Choreographer Metropolitan Opera Mark Walters Baritone Florida Grand Opera Maestro Laurence Gilgore La Scala Michael Scarola Stage Director Metropolitan Opera

26—Collier Spay Neuter Clinic, Mardi Paws Parade & Pet Fest, costumed pet parade, goody bags, Mardi Paws Royal Court, prizes, music, Mercato, Naples; 239514-7647.

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26—Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County, The Beach Ball, Florida beach party, sunset cocktails, dining and dancing, games, live and silent auctions, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; 239-263-8383.

11—Education Foundation of Collier County, Men of Distinction Golf Tournament, scramble format, prizes, The Quarry, Naples; 239-643-4755. 12—Baby Basics of Collier County Inc., Baby Basics Biking and Walking Challenge, 25-, 50- and 75-mile ride outside the park; a 10-mile ride inside, and a walk, food, fun and entertainment, North Collier Regional Park, Naples; 617-510-4468. 26—National Multiple Sclerosis Society, MS Walk, to raise awareness and funds for research, programs, services and advocacy, Lowdermilk Park, Naples; 239-793-7009.


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THEATER/DANCE Gulfshore Playhouse—Unnecessary Farce, Feb. 1-13, Norris Center; 239-261-7529.

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Marco Players—Take Five, Feb. 9-27; 239642-7270. Naples Players—Sylvia, Feb. 1-5; Art of Murder, Feb. 2-26; What’s Your Pleasure? Naples Players/ETC Reader’s Theatre, Feb. 20; Sugden Community Theatre; 239-263-7990. Norris Center, Naples—Ghosts of the Desert, Feb. 16; Beer, Barons & Business, Feb. 17, Benedict Arnold, Feb. 24; Naples City Improv, Feb. 25; Funny Divas, Feb. 26; 239-213-3058. Opera Naples—Carmen, Feb. 18, 20, Performing Arts Hall, Gulf Coast High School, Naples; operanaples.com. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples—I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Feb. 1-3; Lovers and Other Strangers, Feb. 7; An Evening With Shirley MacLaine, Feb. 9; Lord of the Dance, Feb. 11-13; Miami City Ballet, Feb. 15-16; Moscow Festival Ballet: Swan Lake, Feb. 20; Jay Johnson: The Two and Only, Feb. 23-24; Tim Conway & Friends, Feb. 27; 239-597-1900.

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NAPLES CHILDREN & EDUCATION FOUNDATION What: Volunteer thank you and kick-off for the 2011 Naples Winter Wine Festival Venue: Waterside Shops 1. Barbara Lauber, Geri Buranosky 2. Betty and John Aymar 3. Bruce Sherman, Ann Bain, Polly Eide, Bob Scott 4. Mindy Cowen, Karen Virdinlia

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1. Sam Galloway Jr., named the 2010 Distinguished Citizen of the Year by Boy Scouts of America, Southwest Florida Council, an award that annually recognizes individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the community, state or nation and exemplify those values held in high regard by scouting. 2. Mitzi Sanders and Kevin Long (center), JRL Ventures/Marine Concepts, accepting the 16th Annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award from BB&T Oswald Trippe & Co. and BB&T Bank, (center right) Olympic Gold medalist and speaker Nikki Stone; (left to right) John Pollock, B. Pat Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Rourke, Scott Gregory, Gary V. Trippe, Scott Greer. 3. Scott Ernst, Larry Weir, Shawn Simpson, Wilson Bradshaw, Rich Yovanovich at the 19th Annual Florida Gulf Coast University Founderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup Golf Tournament at Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples, which raised $64,000. 4. Craig Sherman, Len Zaiser III, Dr. William Figlesthaler, Victoria Stephan at the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida dinner and award ceremony inducting Figlesthaler, managing partner/shareholder at Specialists in Urology, and Zaiser, president, CEO and founder of Structure Medical LLC, into the 2010 Business Hall of Fame of Collier County. 5. Two teams of WCI Communities staff, family and friends helped package meals through Kids Against Hunger at the United Way Day of Action: United Against Hunger to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

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6. Jo Anne Jeffreys, Deborah Hargraves, Heather Patton at the Paver Party at Galerie du Soleil for the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. 7. Dolph von Arx, Andrew McElwaine, Sue and Bill Dalton at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida ceremonial presentation to mark the start of major renovations of the new Sue and Bill Dalton Discovery Center. 8. Deb Jonsson, Eric and Gay Kronen, Sue Parker, Karen Rollins, Carolee Steelman, Karen Stevenson, George Walters at Serve, Swing & Celebrate at the Vineyards, a benefit for Avow Hospice that raised more than $100,000. 9. Sandra Dee, Joyce Heist, Trudy Labell at a jewelry show at Trudy Labell Fine Art benefiting the Wishing Well Foundation. 10. Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Magic Committee Members: Linda Diaz, Sara Clark, Maureen Lerner, Jeannie Smith, Elizabeth Cottingham, Nancy White, Renee Gaddis, Gloria Ferreri, Karen Pickrum, Barbara B. Wilson, Roxanne Stagg, Lin Klein, Judith Hushon, Donna Hall, Martha Tardy, Lynne Shotwell at the announcement of the Conservancy’s Eagle Award Winner John Briggs, who will be honored at Magic Under the Mangroves March 3. 11. Fifth Third Bank Women’s Network sponsored an essay contest asking Lee and Collier County PACE students to compare PACE’s guiding values with those of the Radio City Rockettes. Approximately 40 students and PACE officials were treated to a luncheon with question-and-answer session and mini kick-line dance lesson with the famous dance troupe members. 12. Naples residents gathered for the Walk the Talk walkathon in support of residents who suffer from epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Led by Naples resident Dan Rosenfeld, and support from The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, the group raised approximately $20,000.

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GIVING BACK

FASHIONABLE PHILANTHROPISTS BY CHRISTINA WELLS

In 1975, Burt and Marissa Hartington opened Marissa Collections in Old Naples. As the legendary home of fashion grew, so did the Hartingtons’ desire to give back, to causes for children, education, culture, mental health and cancer eradication. The couple, along with their son Jay, devised a unique approach to philanthropy. They leverage relationships within the fashion industry to add fundraising firepower to several charitable initiatives. “Burt and I have grown up with this town,” Marissa says. “We have benefitted so much from living here. This is our way of giving back.” In 1982, the Hartingtons’ friendship with designer Michael Kors resulted in his fashion show benefitting the David Lawrence Foundation. Kors returned for five additional Hartington-sponsored fundraising events. Oscar de la Renta appeared three times for shows benefiting the Naples Botanical Garden, the Saint Ann School Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. In 2001, numerous designers contributed apparel and accessories for Runway USA to benefit the David Lawrence Foundation and Seacrest Country Day School. The Hartingtons have donated packages for the Community School of Naples Angel Ball, the NCH Hospital Ball and the Naples Botanical Garden Hats in the Garden. Last spring, an auction lot for a Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples fundraiser secured a trip to a Paris fashion show with Marissa and Jay. At the 2010 Naples Winter Wine Festival, a Hartington package included a trip to the season finale of Project Runway, seats at a Michael Kors show in New York and a personal meeting with the designer. Over the years, the fashionable touch of the Hartingtons has raised more than $5 million for the community. “We are so blessed ents,” Marissa says. “They have empowered us. Giving back feels so good.” ◆

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