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features 92 Flying Colors Graphic prints of every stripe and hue have landed for spring’s fashions. Photography by Richard Reinsdorf

102 Masters in Paradise Florida has attracted an impressive list of artists who have come to live and create. By Donald Miller

108 Opening Doors NI takes a sneak peek at a stop on the Naples Garden Club’s sixtieth annual House & Garden Tour. By Donald Miller

114 A Collecting Win-Win Many a collector is motivated by love or money—or both. We share some insight on how to reap the benefits. By Liza Grant Smith

118 Double the Excitement In advance of their visit to Naples this month, former First Daughters Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager talk about their lives post-White House. By Christina Wells

122 An Artful Casa More than a cozy Old Naples home, Richard Tooke’s and Charles Marshall’s Casananas is a personal art gallery brimming with masterpieces.

92 Launch a new look based on this season’s bold clothes.



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wrong spot. Why did this happen and can you fix what another Doctor did

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with his filler?

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Good news. This problem can be improved by removing the juvederm. Often doctors will suggest using another injection

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Dear Dr. Fox, it seems like since I turned 40 years old I have had ever growing back fat. I am so disappointed with this. It

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tissues.Very importantly this area should never have fillers placed for

all of this skin?

two reasons. First, because juvederm or restylene is gel-like immediately


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The second reason not to put filler in this area is because the skin is thin.

The procedure has a downtime of only a couple of days and can be

Juvederm placed in the area can be visible and cause a blueish tint.

accomplished in less than an hour.

My philosophy on rejuvenation is not to take risks with fillers when a simple lower eyelid procedure can better achieve the desired rejuvenation with no problems of displacement. Camouflaging the lower eyelid excess bags, or the tear trough area with fillers is not as sound a procedure as removal of the fat bags or a light laser to the area.


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n the eve of my first real season in Naples—where the population has tripled, there are so many events that counting them would be fruitless and parties seem to spring up by the second—I’ve learned a few things… l Always wear heels. l Look to the Energizer Bunny for inspiration. l  Too much wine can be wonderful. (For anyone out there who got the Mae West reference, you’ve found a kindred spirit in me.) Joking aside, I am truly amazed by the number of activities going on around town. And we here at Naples Illustrated and are hard at work to help you navigate the scene and have the best year ever. Starting last month, the magazine got a brand new section titled Naples Now towards the front of the issue (pages 45 to 50). The point is to bring these great happenings to your attention straightaway. Some elements are similar to our Charisma section from before, like the opening Q&A with a famous visitor (on page 45, read about Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, an author and interior designer in the same branch of the royal family tree as Princess Diana), and all are meant to get you excited for what’s in store and showcase the people who are doing noteworthy things—both celebrities and locals. This month, for example, you’ll learn Sheryl Crow is rocking out at the Phil (page 46), you can play tennis with legendary pros while raising money for charity (page 48) and the Golisano Children’s Museum is ringing in its first anniversary with a new CEO (page 50). If you haven’t yet caught our new weekly online newsletter, On The Town, it is worth checking out. Sign up at; you won’t regret it. I promise. Each week we call out the top events that are taking place, as well as anything else of interest. We know the Bush twins’ visit to The League Club’s annual fundraiser will be covered there (see page 118 for our exclusive interview with Barbara and Jenna) and so will the Garden Club’s sixtieth anniversary tour (page 108). Naples is a community of people with impeccable taste and one of the leading arts destinations in the country, with remarkable homes, intriguing antiques stores and a plethora of galleries. In celebration of that, we set out to assemble a mix of feature stories to highlight this finely attuned side of life. On page 122, don’t be surprised if your breath stops for a second as you marvel at the color and richness of the photographs taken at Casananas, the residence of art collectors Richard Tooke and Charles Marshall. On page 102, we put together a primer of Florida-based artists past and present, and, finally, on page 114 we give tips on how to smartly build a collection of your own. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to get cracking.


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Internationally renowned interior designer Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill has a penchant for bringing history to life. The eldest daughter of the eleventh Duke of Marlborough and distant relative of Princess Diana and Winston Churchill, she specializes in renovating landmark British country homes, including her family’s estate, Blenheim Palace, and she has written extensively about both design and her illustrious roots. In October, she published her eleventh tome, The Life of the House: How Rooms Evolve (Rizzoli), and she also recently launched a furniture collection influenced by eighteenth-century styles for Maitland-Smith. Browse her new line at the Miromar Design Center in Estero, or meet her when she visits there on February 14 as the keynote speaker for its Home Design Show. —Jennifer Pfaff n Your latest book illustrates the transition in design over the years. Which room do you think has changed the most and why? I would say undoubtedly the kitchen, which was originally in an outhouse or annex of the main house because of the risk of fire (and smells) and was little more than an open fire. Today, they are large, all-encompassing multifunctional rooms with sophisticated gadgets and technology. n If the walls of Blenheim Palace could talk, what would they say? I think it would be like listening to a historical novel with lots of intrigue, drama and fun depicting the life of the different generations and their guests over the last 300 years—like a Blenheim Downton Abbey! n Besides design, do you have other passions? I love architecture, especially learning about different cultures and their influences. I also love antiques and artifacts; I find it a shame they have lost their appeal somewhat with the younger generation. n What quote inspires you? “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us,” from my ancestor Winston Churchill.


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A Fair to Remember

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Whether head-over-heels in love—or single and loving it—pamper yourself with a tantalizing treat that would make Cupid blush. BOUDOIR SHOTS It’s not often we allow ourselves to indulge in something a little racy, and it’s rarer still we’d want pictures documenting it. But this Valentine’s Day, splurge on a photo session with Red Door Studio ( Owner Marie Kamp has created an intimate environment on her Fort Myers set to let out your inner goddess, but she’ll travel to homes, hotels or even boats. “My clients are caught up in life, with careers, kids, husbands,” Kamp says. “For a moment, they get to stop and remember that they are gorgeous. Showing them that is my passion as a photographer.” To witness: Nannette Staropoli of Bonita Springs (pictured above) was hesitant at first, but she enjoyed it so much she can’t wait to schedule another sitting.

For the second year in a row, the Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show ( is bringing more than 75 exhibitors of beautiful baubles and high-end artifacts, to a 50,000-square-foot space off Goodlette-Frank Road north of Bayfront. Anything and everything from the Americas, Europe, Asia and beyond can be unearthed, such as traditional Chinese pottery, nineteenth-century British sterling or modernist sculptures from the New York avant-garde. Open February 7 through 11 (the 7th is by invitation only), it’s $15 daily or $25 for a four-day pass. David Webb 18-karat gold ‘Scarab’ brooch with coral, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds, Yafa Signed Jewels.

GLAM UP Off Third Street South, La Femme Perfumery ( is a virtual Barbie dream house, complete with bubblegum pink walls and floors. It attracts a well-stilettoed following for a haute selection of Parisian fragrances, skin-care products and cosmetics, but few avert their gaze from the luxe goodies long enough to notice the full-service salon upstairs. Book an appointment with one of the makeup artistes before a smoldering date, night on the town—or boudoir photo shoot.

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CHERRY PICKS What better way to elicit an amorous, flirty mood than through color? On February 13, the ebullient Marilyn Hellman of her eponymous Fifth Avenue emporium Marilyn’s Distinctive European Fashions ( will host a seminar on how to accessorize with red. Her store boasts a trove of European fashions, many with a très chic artsy bent, and Hellman has a knack for pushing you just enough out of your comfort zone to look and feel great.


Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow’s February 17 concert at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts ( The rocker has a busy 2013 as well, including plans for a new album and writing the score of Diner, a Broadway musical opening in April.

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Watch and play tennis with the game’s greats.

Racquet stars (top right) will compete against one another (top: Mikael Pernfors), serve as pros (above: Donald Johnson) and pair with ticket holders for match play (right: Jessica Steck).

Flashback… and Forward

When former Grand Slam big shots like Jimmy Arias, Mikael Pernfors and Gigi Fernandez hit the Finemark Tour Players Tennis Classic ( at the Bonita Bay Club February 22 and 23, they will be getting in the swing, and you can, too. One of the largest fundraisers in the tennis world, it’s a hybrid of entertainment, competitive play and on-court instruction. (Yes, you read that right—on Saturday trade forehands with, say, the legendary Fred Stolle!) Tickets are sold separately for each component of the weekend, and all benefit Barbara’s Friends, a fund that helps local children afflicted with cancer. Friday kicks off with a dinner and silent auction, followed by a showdown of professional matches in the World Team Tennis format ($85 covers food and spectating). If interaction’s what you crave, you’ll love Saturday’s round robins pairing people with pros and the clinics where celebs are the instructors. Get tips from the likes of Donald Johnson (pictured at left), a doubles specialist who won two Wimbledon titles, dominated the tour with partner Jared Palmer and held the top world ranking in 2002. The final smash is an elegant gala featuring dancing with the stars. But serving up a weekend of fun to raise money for charity can’t be beat.

Rose Murphy in NI’s Giving Back column for her tireless efforts to spread awareness on cancer treatments and research, a cause close to her heart because Murphy beat the 96 percent mortality rate that accompanied her own pancreatic cancer diagnosis over a decade ago. She hasn’t slowed down since, and this month the nonprofit she founded, Cure Cancer, is hosting a second annual dinner on the 7th at The Country Club of Naples to support the nation’s leading Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center Research Program ( The night will include a hospital physician’s presentation on his team’s breakthroughs and also a speech by novelist Karna Small Bodman.


Women’s lib crusader Ms. Gloria Steinem herself (she co-founded that magazine and New York, and has championed gender equality for more than 40 years) is speaking the evening of February 2 at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club for an event sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Collier County (239-262-8923).

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Exhibiting Character In the fall, Andy Marquart became CEO of the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon), which celebrates its first anniversary this month. The Missouri native was attracted to the muse-

A True Gem “Every day I see the impact we have on the children who come through our doors,” Marquart says.

Third-generation jeweler, avid collector and ambitious entrepreneur Danny Govberg has a passion for fine timepieces that has led to several ventures, including the launch of an interna-

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tional magazine designed for both the trade and

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bring a wealth of resources and experience to

as a number of luxury retail partnerships across

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the country. Govberg’s most recent acquisition

a C’mon visit is a kid’s first cultural experience

is Yamron Jewelers in Naples. “We are thrilled

inside a museum. “We try to inspire them with

to welcome Yamron into our portfolio,” Govberg

a variety of topics and learning tools,” he says.

says. “We specialize in estate buying and the

“It’s a privilege to be in an organization that can

art of collecting, from highly complicated Swiss

have such a strong connection with children as

timepieces to exquisite sapphires, rubies and

they grow and develop.” —Christina Wells

fancy color diamonds.” —C.W.

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Endless Charm

jewelry and change the scale of the

ELIZABETH LOCKE’s love of the Old World runs deep. The Virginia-born jewelry designer is known for

How have your Southern roots and

designs so they can be worn today.

her world travels to unearth ancient elements that she transforms into unique, modern, handcrafted pieces. A former magazine editor, who traded words for gold and hasn’t looked back since, she chatted with Naples Illustrated about timeless style, Southern belles and never compromising. Elizabeth Locke Jewels marks a quarter century in business this year, and as part of the celebration, Locke makes her first personal appearance in Naples with a February 21 trunk show at Bigham Jewelers. Bigham and Locke will also be donating two of her creations to the silent auction for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children’s annual luncheon February 22. —Lauren Daniels

European travels influenced your collections? Southern women do love to adorn themselves. My frequent trips to Europe have also influenced my aesthetic. As a child, my father took me to almost every ancient ruin he could find. Although I was busy chasing lizards, the classical architecture must have embedded itself in my brain because now I am fixated on sphinxes and caryatids and gods and goddesses. How would you describe your personal style? I wish I could say that I’m tremendously stylish, but for me clothes are the background for jewels. My mantra is “just because you can doesn’t mean

Elizabeth Locke’s approach takes antique gems and makes them work for today’s women.

What drew you to change careers to

Each item is designed by you and

you should.” I like to wear one piece of

follow your passion for jewelry?

made using 19-karat gold and

jewelry that’s a statement piece—usu-

I was writing for Town & Country maga-

antique elements. Is there some-

ally a large brooch or a necklace with

zine when I was sent to Bangkok to do

thing about the mixture of the old

pendant—and then keep the rest of

a story. There I found a group of very

and new that attracts you?

the jewelry on the smaller, quieter side.

talented goldsmiths who made things

I love recycling pieces, and I have

completely by hand. Their pieces were

always loved antique jewelry, especially

What is the most important lesson

beautifully crafted, but nothing you

Etruscan and nineteenth-century neo-

you’ve learned along the way?

would want to wear. I thought with better

classical designs. The problem is that

You need to understand what you do

designs and beautiful stones we could

jewelry is always designed for the era

well and stick to it. You also need to

make wonderful jewelry together. Those

in which it is worn, so antique jewelry

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The modern Baroque look, which takes time-tested shapes and patterns and gives them a contemporary twist, perfectly channels our mood this month. No one captures this spirit better than the team at Judith Liegeois Designs ( in Naples, so we asked them to create an elegant tableau to inspire us. The black quartz napkin rings by McCoy augment the playful sense of high drama engendered by Melissa Del Pinto’s Helmet Pigeon hanging on the wall. Other natural elements add to the feeling, including porcelain swans atop antique German plates, Jess Panza bowls layered on vintage Wedgwood and Royal Doulton pieces, and vivid peonies from Naples’ Blue Pear Floral Design in a circa-1920 vase with a dolphin base. Pull up one of the store’s own plush Louis XVI chairs and voilà, dinner à deux. 64  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


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1. Off the Cuff: The sterling silver and jade Sevillana cuff ($1,850) by Elsa Peretti takes a modern twist. Tiffany & Co., Naples (239-592-6188, 2. Purple Rain: Turn heads in Irene Neuwirth lavender jade earrings ($17,360) with 18-karat rose gold, kunzite, tanzanite drops and diamond pavé. ( 3. On the Fringe: The Verdura Raja tassel necklace ($21,500) with jade, chrysoprase, ruby and gold is the perfect accent for a minimalist outfit. ( 4. Take Flight: This bracelet ($730) by Sydney Evan wraps your wrist with red jade, muscovite and garnet beads and a sweet 14-karat rose gold mini wing charm with diamond pavé. Bigham Jewelers, Naples (239-434-2800, 5. The King and I: Pay homage to China’s traditional royal gem with Katy Briscoe’s carved-jade Double Happiness ring ($18,000) set with 18-karat gold and diamonds. Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples (239-592-5900, 6. Romancing the Stone: The relief in Bochic’s yellow jade ring ($6,250), accented with white and yellow gold, calls to mind ancient art. Marissa Collections, Naples (239-2634333, 7. Infinite Beauty: These Lucifer Vir Honestus jade and 14-karat gold earrings are endless circles of chic. (Price upon request.) Marissa Collections, Naples (239-263-4333, u

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There are no friends like old friends, some say. When it comes to the Third Street South district, known as the “Birthplace of Old Naples,” there’s no denying our many great relationships with longstanding businesses and attractions. But we have some irresistible new loves, too, in the charming neighborhood located just blocks from the beauty of the Gulf shoreline. (


Pile on Style Marissa Collections is wall-to-wall glamour, but don’t miss its recently added Jewelry Gallery to finish a chic Valentino ensemble with bling from designers like Arunashi, who will be there February 21 to 23 showing his gems. We are also fans of Kathryn's Collection, which hosts a variety


of trunk shows for noted labels, such as Lafayette 148 (from the 11th to 16th this month). Visit Tickled Pink for clothes by Trina Turk, Nanette Lepore and Milly. Other gleaming locales for baubles are Carlson’s Fine Jewelry, Cleopatra’s Barge and Unique Boutique. Get your kicks at Pratt’s Shoe Salon, refined children’s wear at Beth Moné, swimsuits at The Beach House of Naples, beach style at Island Company and gear at Old Naples Surf Shop (the source for skim, SUP and custom surf boards). Plus sartorially inclined men in our lives rely on John Craig STEPHEN BROWN

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Home, Chic Home The just-opened Spruce Home & Garden offers distinctive lighting fixtures, furniture, and tabletop and room accents. Stock up on personalized fine linens, delicate soaps, bedding, bath accessories and lingerie (it is Valentine’s Day, don’t forget) at Net coastal gifts from BR Uno (above) and Gattle’s (below).

Gattle’s. And enjoy the lavender scent of southern France while shopping for sea-themed goods, like a Vietri Adriatic fish platter, and furnishings fit for a villa on the Côte d'Azur in the sunny St-Tropez Home. Another must-see shop is BR Uno, which carries an assortment of gorgeous home items and unique gifts. And we can’t resist the high-end covetables at Bay Design Store and Judith Liegeois Designs.


And Be Merry Day and night, there are myriad mouthwatering choices for eating and drinking. A short list of faves… Breakfast: The Fabulous French Toast at Jane’s Café on Third. Lunch: Le Lafayette’s escargot and Niçoise salad. Bar Bite: The Naples Pier burger with Gorgonzola and thick, smoky bacon at Old Naples Pub. Caffeine fix: Café Au Kona at Bad Ass Coffee Company. Happy Hour: The Signature Cucumber Smash and Grapefruit Basil Martini at Tommy Bahama (and Check out the store, too). See-and-be-seen cocktails: Prosecco on Campiello’s Terrace. Quiet alfresco spot: Ridgway Bar & Grill’s patio and garden. Dinner: The daily fish, grilled and served whole, at Sea Salt. Dessert: Signature Nutella pizza with whipped cream and caramelized bananas at Barbatella. Nightcap: Outdoors at Handsome Harry’s Third Street Bistro, with live music and dancing nightly.


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Artful Afternoons Connoisseurs can spend hour after hour delighting in a wide spectrum of art. A new addition on Broad Avenue South (a.k.a. Gallery Row), where culture seekers browse DeBruyne Fine Art, Gardner Colby Gallery and Marianne Friedland Gallery, is Galerie du Soleil. The exhibit space has been reopened by new owner Shelby Ward, who recently moved from Fort Myers. “We will be featuring many of the artists I showed at Gallerie Unique in Fort Myers,” she says, “plus quite a number of new nationally and internationally renowned artists.”

The Third Street South area is as enchanting as ever.

Past is a Blast A visit to the nearby Naples Historical Society at Historic Palm Cottage on 12th Avenue South is a must for every resident and visitor. Along with fact-filled tours and oral history films, the society holds Garden-Side Chats, with fascinating tales of days gone by. This month, local author and playwright Laurie Nienhaus gives an entertaining talk on vintage costumes, with a look at women’s fashions that helped make swooning a common occurrence.

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Wine Know Besides the brilliantly assembled collection of bottles, what’s great about Tony’s Off Third is the expert advice available from co-owner (with Tony Ridgway) and wine expert Sukie Honeycutt. We asked her to recommend one white and one red to stock up on for the numerous guests we’ll be entertaining in the thick of season. Honeycutt’s picks: Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon (Margaret River, Australia), $18.50, and Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley, Oregon), $18.95.


Thursdays on Third (every Thursday during season, and on the third Thursday in summer) features live entertainment for festive evening shopping and dining. Special events are throughout the year on the street as well—next up is Third on Canvas, February 4 and 5, during which artists paint scenes in and around Old Naples outdoors, where passersby can sneak a peek. The works are sold at an auction on February 10, with proceeds benefiting the David Lawrence Center.

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Spend together time with your sweetheart while learning how to make a romantic meal for two at a cooking class for couples February 9 at Alexander’s of Naples ( Whip up oysters Rockefeller; organic greens with candied walnuts, raspberry sorbet and mixed berries; rack of lamb (shown); and lavender crème brûlée. The dishes will be on the menu on Valentine’s Day, too.




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A new friend has arrived to make restaurant hopping a breeze: JOE, short for Jump On Express, is a free luxury shuttle service linking prime nighttime areas Mercato, Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South Thursdays to Saturdays with continuous shuttles from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Rather than doing a pub crawl on President’s Day weekend, aim for a pub sprint! (


Decadent, and, well, cheesy—but in the best of ways—the pasta dish most of us grew up on has grown up with us. The food world is fixated on making gourmet versions, and on the Paradise Coast we’ve found some fun and highly Floridian twists. For starters, Verdi’s ( on Marco Island gets the menu going with its signature shrimp mac appetizer prepared with Boursin and Parmesan and finished with Reggiano (right). Also employing Gulf shrimp in its spin, which can be ordered as a starter or a main, is Naples’ Bistro 821 (; its recipe mixes in grilled vegetables as well. Another full dinner is the 3rd Street Mac ‘n’ Cheese at Jane’s (239-261-2253). It’s simple, but a generous layer of panko makes our taste buds go wild from the crunch. Even with a new chef partner, Miguel Cruz, at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (, the tongue-tingling chipotle cheddar side made with leeks has remained a constant. Across U.S. 41, The Capital Grille (239-254-0640) has an accompaniment we lust after: campanelle pasta baked with lobster meat and dusted with panko. Last but not least, for meals on the go or to have trays at home, we swear by Dawn “Madam Mac” Bryant of Radical Rations Catering Services ( in the Trade Center, who concocts variations ranging from ground beef to chicken and crab to satisfy any craving.

An Award-Worthy Snack

A local cookie company shines in the spotlight. Munchies and Oscar-viewing marathons go hand-in-hand. But before you reach for a bag of popcorn on the 24th as the Academy Awards begin, consider a sweeter alternative. KRISTI’S KEY LIME COOKIES (, soft, vanilla-flavored treats with a light limeinflected glaze, are a new product from Neapolitan baker Kim Casciero. And they’ve already made waves at another TV staple— the Emmy Awards—where they were given out in swag bags for the attendees of the news and documentary portion of the ceremony in 2012. The delectables, named for Casciero’s niece, are baked to order (hurray for no preservatives!), and they can be purchased in different sized bags for a party of one or however many fit in front of your flatscreen.

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To the joy of our palates, the downtown avenue has been a hotbed of restaurant activity this season.


Found in Translation For years Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro ( attracted a loyal following of foodies to a modest storefront in a North Naples strip mall. When we stopped by for lunch over the summer and saw it was closed, we were shocked—until we realized it was moving to Fifth Avenue South. Up and running again, it is worth booking a table now more than ever. The menu’s staples made a smooth transition, and executive chef-owner Michael Mir has added other memorable plates to the roster. But it’s the ambience that has made our jaws drop. “We were going for a look that was romantically Persian in a

Cooking with Gusto

Tales of culinary success often begin at home, and celebrated Naples chef Vincenzo Betulia’s generations-old recipes are at the core of his latest venture, Osteria Tulia ( We briefly touched upon the restaurant’s opening last month but in case anyone didn’t see it, it makes sense to recap, as Betulia has been a darling to many in town for two decades and spent the past 10 years helming the popular Campiello. For the uninitiated, an osteria is an Italian interpretation of a tavern, with a nonostentatious atmosphere to match. And while the fare is the same rib-sticking delights you could find at his nonna’s house, he has made a serious study of authentic Italian preparations using the finest locally sourced products. “It’s been a lifelong dream to open my own restaurant, and to say I’m excited is an understatement,” Betulia says. “I express myself on a plate, which is my canvas. I want people to feel they are in Italy— I want to transport them through the smells, the sights, the food.” At Tulia, that could mean Venetian-style mussels in a saffron broth, seared tuna with Sicilian eggplant caponata and a white bean crema, or Italian sliders with mortadella and provolone (above).

Don’t be fooled: The decor inside the new L’Angolo 5th Ave ( is identical to its Euro-chic predecessor, but that’s about where the similarities end. An Italian family owns and operates it, and you can see the salt-and-pepper haired matriarch in the kitchen. Expect crisp salads, made-fromscratch pastas, unfussy sauces and unbeatable prices—all entrées are right around $20.



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modern way, and somehow reminiscent of a desert through colors and accents,” Mir says. That translated to an airy space with a lovely patio and a thoughtful fusion of contemporary and traditional decorative statements, like an Iranian frieze opposite a white abstract panel that channels a rippled sand dune. The Middle Eastern cuisine is as mouthwatering and yummy yummy (the super-cute meaning of “bha bha” in Farsi, Mir’s native tongue) as we remembered—with lemony braised lamb bademjune, a spicy apricot chicken with currant chutney, and the mango-ginger shrimp that was highlighted in Bon Appétit magazine several years back.

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The Pagodes cellar

Some 2009 vintages of second labels of the Classified Growths, like Les Pagodes de Cos and Les Tourelles de Longueville, are as satisfying as the estate’s primary wine.


Château Pichon-Longueville and its Cuvier Circulaire (below).

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An enduring passion for Bordeaux needn’t cost a king’s ransom. Consider theSE attractive and accessible bottles on the scene. By Mark Spivak

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Toujours L’Amour

As it was with many other wine drinkers, Bordeaux was my first love. There was something about the powerful and earthy blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc that resonated with me. However, as prices for First Growths (or Premier Grand Cru in French, wines from the five most prestigious and historic producers in the region) soared above $1,000 per bottle and top Classified Growths commanded $200 and $300, I began to seek out alternatives that wouldn’t break the bank. If you know where to look, you can still find a satisfying bottle of Bordeaux at a price that won’t encourage thoughts of drinking it in full when the credit card bill comes along. A great starting point is the Cru Bourgeois of the Médoc. There are around 245 of these, and they are continually evaluated based on the quality of the vintage and the performance of the property. This makes them more consumer-friendly than the Classified Growths, where the ranking has been essentially frozen since 1855. Sure bets in Cru Bourgeois from the 2009 vintage include châteaux Pibran (Paullac, $60), D’Angludet (Margaux, $40), Lilian Ladouys (St. Estephe, $35), and Potensac and Rollan de By (both Médoc, $35 and $30, respectively). These wines tend to have high levels of Cabernet and present a full-bodied profile.

Inside Pagodes

Another excellent group of wines is the second labels of the Classified Growths. These have proliferated in recent years, as the estates have sought to upgrade the quality of their primary wine. Typically, a second label contains grapes from younger vines, or wine that didn’t make it into the final blend, but still retain the character of the individual property. The good news is consumers can experience a wine with a top pedigree at a fraction of the price. The bad news is some of these wines have skyrocketed in value (the 2009 Forts de Latour, second label of Château Latour, is selling for nearly $300). Solid choices from 2009 are Les Tourelles de Longueville (Château Pichon-Longueville, $60), Ségla (Château RauzanSégla, $40), La Croix de Beaucaillou (Château DucruBeaucaillou, $60) and Les Pagodes de Cos (Château Cos d’Estournel, $70).

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A treasure trove of fine wine can be found in relatively unknown Bordeaux regions such as Côtes de Bourg, Côtes de Blaye and Prèmieres Côtes de Bordeaux. Twenty years ago, these wines would have been wisely avoided, as the properties were either turning out mediocre wine or selling their grapes to large companies for inclusion in regional blends; today, technological advances in winemaking have transformed the product. Selecting these bottles takes a bit more knowledge and sometimes requires trial-anderror experimentation, but the rewards can be great. Côtes de Bourg is located on the right bank of the Dordogne River, near the intersection with the Gironde. Wine has been made there since the Roman era, primarily from Merlot. The best-known label of the area is Roc des Cambes, owned by the St. Emilion

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superstar Le Tertre-Roteboeuf (2009, $70). An estate well worth checking out is Château Fougas Maldoror (2009, $30), a 75/25 blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with a satiny texture and explosive fruit. Located directly north of Côtes de Bourg, Côtes de Blaye is also Merlot country. A good example of an unsung property from this region is Château Roland la Garde. Their 2009 Grand Vin sells for $25 and has long-term potential (I’m still drinking the 2000 vintage at home). From the nearby Prèmieres Côtes de Bordeaux, wines such as Château Le Doyenné (2009, $20) and Château La Grange Clinet (2009, $15) will make you realize there’s more to Bordeaux than the famous names. With patience and little bit of guidance, you’ll be savoring these exceptionally robust flavors tout de suite. u

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Los Angeles hotspots fall in and out of favor like silver-screen starlets. Here’s what’s trending now in the City of Angels. By Paul Rubio

Hotel Bel Air

The global capital of glitz, glamour and all things celebrity, Los Angeles walks the knife-edge between modernity and tradition, trend and timelessness. In a constant state of reinvention, pockets of the city battle it out for the coveted, if ephemeral, It status. In early 2013, some clear victors are already emerging and proving why L.A. is a jet-setter’s ultimate evergreen. After a multiyear facelift of epic proportions, the iconic Hotel Bel Air (hotelbelair. com) has revealed a stunning, modern incarnation of Hollywood Golden Age glamour as interpreted by famed designer Alexandra Champalimaud. While the architecture and 12 acres of verdant gardens surrounding the hotel remain familiar, the newly clean-lined rooms and suites are altars of haute living. Interior details, from the over-



first class

A canyon view from a suite patio and a room (right) in Hotel Bel Air.

Tacos de Jicama (below) at Tortilla Republic.

sized bathrooms with heated limestone floors to the precisely matched curtains and throw pillows, merge unapologetic comfort with high style. Overall, a stay at Hotel Bel Air reads like a “Choose Your Own Luxe Adventure” book. The prologue: deciding among 10 different design palettes and 21 distinct accommodation types. The narrative: a pastiche of ambles around Swan Lake, mingling with the international jet set in the Bar & Lounge while deciphering Norman Seeff’s celebrity photo murals, extended lunches on the alfresco terrace of Wolfgang Puck and a bit of bliss at the Spa by La Prairie in the hotel’s newly constructed spa wing. Over in trendsetting West Hollywood (visit, on the heels of its semi-centennial the storied Sunset Marquis ( has unveiled a $25 million upgrade. Following 50 successful years of hosting Hollywood’s who’s who in a clandestine enclave near the Sunset Strip, the hotel has expanded with the addition of 40 Mediterranean-inspired villas, ranging from 400 to 3,200 square feet. These tricked-out villas offer the best of both L.A. low-profiling and high-profiling.

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Ensconced within the Victorian gardens of the Sunset Marquis complex, the villas are stumbling distance from WeHo’s hottest lounges, restaurants and bars, including the hotel’s farm-to-table French fusion eatery, Restaurant, and the wildly popular Bar 1200, anchored by the intoxicating “Cocktail Lab” think tank and the stage of countless renowned Hollywood music and film parties (and diva tantrums). Sunset Marquis’ boutique spa eschews large common spaces in favor of grandiose treatment rooms, lined with iridescent-tiled walls and equipped with massage beds by Porsche. Don’t be surprised to bump into a musical legend on property: The hotel’s recording facility, Nightbird Studios, has hosted everyone from Madonna to Aerosmith to Justin Timberlake. WeHo also hosts L.A.’s most noteworthy additions to the restaurant and lounge scene. Headlining the neighborhood’s restaurant and bar-centric stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard, Tortilla Republic ( combines authentic Mexican favorites with Tex-Mex delights in an avant-garde setting of dimly lit, tequila-lined glass shelves, rope chandeliers and star-shaped lanterns. The bar pushes the envelope of mixology——with creations like the jalapeño margarita, the Beetarita and the cucumber lavender margarita. The food menu is equally interesting, with such offerings as a hibiscus flower enchilada and a lobster enchilada filled with shaved black truffle. Next door to the Tortilla Republic, SUR ( is such a raging WeHo hotspot it has landed a reality television show. Owned by Lisa Vanderpump of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fame and inspired by Lisa’s Asian travels, SUR and its easy-on-the eyes wait staff are the stars of Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules. Those looking for a quieter, more predictable WeHo scene seek refuge in the Tower Bar at the Sunset Hotel (, with its gimmick-free, classic steak-house menu of French and Italian influences and its exalted wine list. Farther afield on the border with Beverly Hills,

Circa 55’s poolside tables.

The downstairs bar at Peruvian Picca Cantina.

Peruvian Picca Cantina ( is the reality of your wildest globetrotting foodie fantasies (think Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations meets haute cuisine). Chef Ricardo Zarate, awarded Best New Chef in America by Food & Wine magazine in 2011, helms the kitchen, engineering more than 50 nibbles and a few dozen cocktails that perfectly capture the Peruvian food and cocktail revolution. These include everything from street eats to exotic dishes peppered with Peru’s undeniable Japanese influence. The menu includes traditional ceviches and tiraditos; anticuchos, or skewers, for the daring (gizzard, ox tongue or beef heart) and for less adventurous palates (black cod with crispy sweet potato); and hearty dishes like

locro de quinoa, a quinoa pumpkin stew. To cap off a weekend in L.A., there’s no better place on Sunday Funday than Circa 55 at the Beverly Hilton ( Each week, patrons of Circa 55’s brunch live like true Hollywood VIPs, indulging in an endless glass of Champagne to wash down the 70odd artisanal dishes crafted by Chef de Cuisine Zach Gochin and his team. Gochin’s food presentations are a decadent range of local California cuisine, Asian fusion, Mediterranean medleys and decadent desserts, including a full spread for chocoholics. Come hungry, come fabulous and wear your cutest (loose-fitting) daytime wear. u

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Cadillac goes knocking on BMW’s door with its superb-handling ATS sports sedan. BY HOWARD WALKER

Maybe they should have trimmed the seats in embroidered lederhosen leather or shaped the door mirrors like a bratwurst sausage. They could have at least used a map of scenic Bavarian highways and byways as the navigation system’s home page. One thing’s for certain: If Cadillac’s feisty, all-new compact ATS sports sedan was targeted any closer to BMW’s benchmark 3 Series, it would be slapping its knees and blasting oompah music from its stereo. Mein gott! But hammer this sensationally agile four-door along a sinewy stretch of rolling blacktop, revel in the surgical precision of its helm, be aghast at the squirrel-like way it can change direction and you might just bow your head and lament: The 3 Series king is dead. Long live the king. It’s really not surprising. Over the years, the 3 has gradually swelled to a size 6. It’s grown larger and lardier with age—hey, tell me about it—and its razor-edged responses dulled a tad as more 84  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

focus was placed on comfort and refinement. Here is where the Caddy has gone for the jugular. This thing is more fun than a day at Disney, more grin-inducing than 10 seconds on a mechanical bull, more fist-clenching than I-75 at rush hour. And it wasn’t achieved by accident. Witness the hundreds of hours spent flogging development cars around Germany’s Nurburgring race track to fine-tune the suspension; the demand for perfect 50:50 weight balance; plus a more obsessive weight-loss program than Al Roker’s. This is the CTS Cadillac’s bad-boy baby brother. See it out on the street, and it is one pretty little car. I love with a passion the design of those headlights, with their bright-white LEDs that cascade almost past the wheel arches. Mount one on a brass plinth, and the Art Basel Miami crowd would be scrambling for their black AmEx cards. There are three mechanical flavors to choose from. Base models, priced from $34,000, come with a forgettable 2.5-liter, 202-horse four-cylinder and a future with Thrifty car rental.

Better is the new 2.0-liter turbocharged “four” with direct fuel injection and variable valve timing. It packs a healthy 272 horsepower and can be ordered with either a six-speed manual or sixspeed auto. Stickers for this start at $35,795. Best, by far, is the high-revving, snarly 3.6-liter V-6, which cranks out a potent 321 horsepower and delivers more tire-fryin’ wheel spin than Dale Junior’s stock car. The base price here is $42,090, but opt for the Premium trim, check all the options boxes—all-wheel drive adds $2,000—and you’re looking at close to $55-large. Inside, the leather-lined cabin oozes modern elegance. There’s a cockpit-like feel to the front, with its high center console, rakedback windshield and oversized instruments. The front seats are nicely bolstered, offering great support and plenty of adjustment. And there are some gorgeous tactile features, like the magnesium paddle shifters behind the wheel and the twisted door handles, which are nothing less than metallic art. Sadly, the Caddy’s touchscreen infotainment system—branded CUE, short for Cadillac User Experience—isn’t one of them. It’ll drive you nuts. It’s designed to look and work like an iPad on ste-

roids, but the touch sensors can be hit and miss, and many of the menus are counterintuitive. It makes you long for regular ol’ buttons, or at least CUE Gen II. And while you can buy a CTS if you want more space inside your ATS, the rear seat is pretty cramped and awkward to get in and out of, courtesy of that sexy, swoopy roofline. And the trunk is teeny. So has Cadillac built a better standard model to replace the 3 Series? Not quite yet. This head-to-head isn’t just about phenomenal handling, it’s about a complete package. And here, the BMW has set the bar and holds it high. It offers a smoother six-cylinder engine, an eight-speed instead of a six-speed automatic, better class trim materials and years of evolving the sports sedan genre. But this is a brilliant showing from Cadillac and holds much promise. And it’s absolutely worthy of a rousing tribute from the boys in the oompah band. u

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The Sunshine State has been an inspiring setting for a who’s who of artists whose works Are becoming more valuable with time. By Donald Miller


side from art connoisseurs, people are ​often unaware that many celebrated artists past and present hail from Florida. For those interested in learning just how rich our home-grown talent pool is, consider this sampling of greats who have worked here. They continue to leave a mark with museum and gallery exhibits, and buyers are willing to pay top-dollar for their captivating pieces.

Favored by Flagler After spending time in Brazil, in 1883 64-yearold Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904), known for paintings of salt marshes and hummingbirds, settled in St. Augustine. Railroad magnate Henry M. Flagler provided Heade with a stipend and a studio in Flagler’s Ponce de Leon Hotel, where he painted sumptuous still lifes of magnolias resting on velvet. Recognized in the 1940s as an American master, Heade’s paintings are mostly in art museums, but Eaton Fine Art, a gallery in West Palm Beach, recently offered his first hummingbird painting for a price in the mid-six figures. Hummingbirds and Their Nest, by Martin Johnson Heade (above), is an example of the artist’s affinity for nature. Parallel Worlds (opposite), and Geometry of Fire (left), recent works by James Rosenquist, were exhibited last fall at Acquavella Galleries, New York, in a show titled “Multiverse You Are, I Am.”


Rauschenberg inspired artists worldwide. Today, his influence continues through his foundation, which supports artists in all disciplines. Modern Master of Color While recuperating from a heart attack, famed modern artist Milton Avery (1885-1965) produced more than 200 monotypes—each an original print done on a press—at the Maitland Art School near Orlando during the winters of 1949 and 1950. “In 1960, you could have bought one for $2,500, but no one was interested,” says J. William Meek, owner of the HarmonMeek Gallery in Naples. “But Avery’s art exploded in popularity after his 1961 show at the Whitney Museum of American Art when he was recognized as a modern master of color and flat forms influenced by Henri Matisse.” In turn, Meek says, Avery was an early influence on Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb and Helen Frankenthaler. 104  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

Today his works fetch between $70,000 and $100,000 in the art market.

Signs of Brilliance James Rosenquist came to national attention with large painted montages derived from his former sign-painting career in the 1960s’ pop art era. He has long had a house and studio in Aripeka, a fishing village north of Clearwater, as well as a townhouse in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. Rosenquist, 79, exhibited at Manhattan’s Acquavella Galleries last fall. His price range? $500,000 to $5 million.

Leaving a Legacy One of the most renowned artists with deep Florida roots is Robert Rauschen-

berg. His move away from abstract expressionism in the 1950s-60s influenced artists around the world. In his Combines, Rauschenberg joined everyday objects with paint and canvas. Following that series, he turned to years of working with processed photographic images. New York’s important Gagosian Gallery, with 11 satellites around the world, exhibits Rauschenberg art periodically. Rauschenberg died at age 82 in 2008 in his estate on Captiva Island near Fort Myers, where he had a studio for 40 years. His art continues to earn very high prices. Former Naples gallery owner Jane Eckert exhibited Rauschenberg pieces for years before opening a gallery in Millerton in upstate New York in 2011. “There is often

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Charlene, Robert Rauschenberg


a leveling off period for prices after an important artist dies,” she says, “but museums have paid record sums for Rauschenberg works. Almost five years since his death, there is high interest in his work.” Eckert featured Rauschenberg in a booth at an art fair in 2011 and sold quite a few important pieces. “Since he had achieved iconic status, there is little doubt that his art will continue to find its way into major collections,” she says. Last November, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation continued the artist’s contributions to the world of art, opening his Captiva compound for a pilot program, the Rauschenberg Residency, in which 20 artists of all disciplines come together to live, work and create art. The foundation also advances his ideas and sales in special projects from its headquarters in the artist’s former Manhattan townhouse.

Stephen Scott Young’s Freedom (above) and Bahamian Youth (right) capture the spirit of his subjects.

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Rising Star An artist whose popularity has soared in recent years is watercolorist Stephen Scott Young, 56, who divides his time between Jupiter and the Bahamas, where his wife has roots. A graduate of Sarasota’s Ringling College of Art and Design, Young specializes in depicting black Bahamians, Floridians and South Carolinians. His style is often compared to American masters Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. Meek recently exhibited Young’s art with the Wyeths’ watercolors in his Naples gallery, and he estimates that Young’s prices in the 1970s were “probably in the $1,000$4,000 range.” Compare that with the results of a New York show Young did last May, and you get a sense of his rise. Christie’s Private Sales Galleries and Adelson Galleries exhibited 40 works coinciding with the release of a book, Once Upon an Island: Stephen Scott Young in the Bahamas, by noted art historian William H. Gerdts. The sales started at $35,000 and went up to $275,000, with 21 paintings in the six figures. The show’s star was a 2011 watercolor titled Freedom of a Haitian girl in a white rufNAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | FEBRUARY 2013  105


Atlantis, Paradise Island

Naples’ Kathy Spalding (inset) casts animals in bronze, like Cypselurus, the flying fish animating the fountain at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas.

Gaskin Bay, Ten Thousand Islands, Everglades City, FL, shows Clyde Butcher’s genius in capturing wild Florida in black and white photography (right).

fled pinafore standing with her head bowed beside an American flag. The work alludes to the discrimination that Haitians have experienced there.

Eggs-ellent MEDIUM The late nationally known magic realist artist Robert Vickrey painted his whimsical scenes from a Naples studio in egg tempera—watercolor powder mixed with fresh egg yolk. Vickrey would often depict children in moments of solitary play and religious sisters wearing white-winged headdresses, symbols of purity to him. His body of work also includes more than 70 covers for Time. Harmon-Meek Gallery promoted and still exhibits Vickrey, who died at 84 in April 2011. He left 80 works unsold, a small number of pieces for an established artist who sold steadily that therefore caused prices to rise. “A small painting now costs $15,000, an extra-large work $75,000,” Meek says. He sees his role as not just marketing an artist’s productions, but also assuring his work and reputation remains lasting and protected. “Robert passed away shortly before a retrospective exhibition opened at the Boca Raton Museum of Art,” says Meek, who gathered the paintings. Meek oversaw the start of a tour of 45 Vickreys that opened last month at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana. It will travel four to five years. “Its purpose is to keep Robert’s work alive for the public to enjoy,” he says.

Local Nature Lovers Southwest Florida artists with a strong following include Clyde Butcher and Kathy Spalding. Butcher shows black and white photographs of the Everglades in his gallery

in the Big Cypress National Preserve and a Venice studio a few hours north where his prints and books are processed. His large framed studies of iconic images range from $860 to $11,575. A sculptor, Spalding creates magnificent bronze birds and animals in her Neapolitan studio-home. She intricately carves paraffin subjects before the lost-wax pour. Her realistic sculptures beautify Naples as well as the Bahamian resort Atlantis, where her monumental flying fish have drawn attention for more than a decade.

By the Book Timothy A. Eaton, owner of Eaton Fine Art in West Palm Beach, specializes in dealing nineteenth- and twentieth-century art, as well as contemporary works. He ranks West Palm Beach painter Richard Frank at the top of his list of current Florida artists. Eaton, former chief curator of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, has backed Frank with several exhibitions and a book. Eaton describes Frank’s canvases as realist-based, almost cubist, with extremely fine details on many levels. Eaton also thinks highly of the manipulated montages of Gainesville black-andwhite photographer Jerry Uelsmann, whose internationally famous work has earned him a significant place in American art. Eaton says pieces by both Frank and Uelsmann start around $1,000 and can go up to $15,000. Ironically, during the interview for this article, Eaton was exhibiting four of Martin Johnson Heade’s 1865 painted chromolithographs on cardboard done for a book, Gems of Brazil. Unable to find funding, Heade never published it. Today, however, to our benefit, its images live on. u

Richard Frank, whose watercolor Watcher (above) offers a unique view of nature, is a West Palm Beach artist to watch.

Serious Figures Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, based in Chicago but with offices in Naples and Palm Beach, sells blockbuster works from artists worldwide. Take a look at some of their recent transactions from these two local cities of big-time collectors to give context to the values expressed for the Florida-centric art in this piece: n Ernest Martin Hennings (American, Taos, 1886-1956)—oil painting, Carving the Gourd, $146,400. n Andy Warhol (American, 19281987)—silkscreen prints, Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century, $97,000. n Jacques Martin-Ferrières (French, 1893-1972)—oil painting, Old Port of Marseille with Notre Dame de la Garde, $36,600. n Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848-1907)—bronze plaque, William Evarts Beaman in His Fourth Year, $34,160. n Paul Jenkins (American, 19232012)—abstract expressionist painting, $24,400. n Jean Dufy (French, 18881964)—painting, Parisian Street Scene, $19,520. NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | FEBRUARY 2013  107


ary and Gail Knutsen were looking for their retirement home in Naples when they stumbled upon a property with an “Open House” sign on the lawn. The owners, who had commissioned the newly built house but decided to sell it instead of moving in, gave the Knutsens an early look. It was love at first sight. Since buying it in 2010, they have imbued the home with an unmistakable sense of place: Call it Old Florida meets Southern coastal charm. The Knutsens’ home will be one of four on the Naples Garden Club’s sixtieth anniversary House & Garden Tour on February 2. The tour, with more than 850 tickets, sold out before the end of December, underscoring its perennial popularity. We asked the club for a glimpse at what is in store for attendees this year.

The Knutsens will welcome Garden Club visitors to their Aqualane Shores home on February 2. First-floor spaces, including a family room (above), living room (bottom left) and even a quiet TV nook (top left), overlook the bay. 108  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

Opening Doors now in its sixtieth year, the annual Naples Garden Club House & Garden Tour is a true local institution. Join NI for a sneak preview of one of the homes on this year’s list. By Donald Miller | PHOTOGRAPHY BY Tom Harper


A brick porch and mahogany-stained shutters inside monumental double doors lead visitors into the home, which has been occupied by the Knutsens since January 2011. The three-story space is linked by staircases with railings, balusters and floors fashioned from recycled American pine heartwood. The honey-colored planks contrast with white-painted millwork and plantation shutters, which alternately shade the home and admit views of a quiet inlet beyond, where the Knutsens often spot tarpon and porpoises chasing fish. The shutters were Gail’s idea. A former business owner from 110  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

Rochester, New York, she oversees many of the design decisions. That’s not to say her husband is hands-off. An Iowa native and veterinary pathologist, Gary is an investor in several other businesses, including Fifth Avenue Design Gallery in Naples. He bought the gallery because he was impressed by the 20-member staff and its collective decorating talent. Clearly, both husband and wife have a keen eye for design. It is evident in details like a custom-designed Tara Shaw eight-light chandelier in the foyer. The fixture features nine naturally formed crystal drops and imparts a coastal ambience. In the hallway, eight white pillars rise to the ceiling, creating a corridor while maintaining the openness of the space. On either side of the columns are the formal areas: the traditionally appointed dining room and the living room, with paneled walls, Nikki Kapoor carpeting hand-woven in Jaipur, India, and a coral stone fireplace. The kitchen and adjacent family room are the Knutsens’ favorite spaces for informal living with a superb view of the cove. The coastal vernacular is articulated in the relaxed furnishings and the color palette, which reflects the soft colors of the outdoors. The kitchen is a cook’s dream—and spacious enough for friends and family to congregate, as they often do. One member

Southern coastal accents like shutters and a palette of pale blue, green and white dominate the exterior and interior, as seen in the kitchen (left), dining room (bottom left), and family room (below).

About the Tour

of the house tour committee remarked the long island would be ideal for rolling bread. (“If I knew how to make it,” Gail laughs.) Dominating the family room is a Habersham Home Ridgewood media center—a traditional piece finished in a pale gray-aqua tint. Gail credits Christopher Smith, a designer at Fifth Avenue Design Gallery, with finding much of the furniture and decorative pieces. The master suite is located on the ground floor. An ornately carved mahogany four-poster bed from Hickory White’s Island Classics collection anchors the bedroom. Pale green bedding from Ann Gish, as well as fabrics in various shades of blue, bring the hues of the water indoors. Though it won’t be included in the Garden Club tour, Naples Illustrated had an exclusive look at the third floor. Two guest bedrooms are designed in a traditional style with tropical undercurrents. The

The Naples Garden Club has not only sponsored an annual House & Garden Tour since its founding 60 years ago; it also has been in the forefront of promoting, encouraging and educating Neapolitans about the beauty and benefits of the natural environment. Arlene Cluff, its second vice president, has been active with the Garden Club House & Garden Tour since 2009 and is the chair for the second time. In recent years, she says, committee members have approached home builders to find homes to visit. Steve Cantera of Foresite Homes Inc. has become an event sponsor. “Visiting various building groups has let us establish a little network,” Cluff says. “We learned about the Knutsen house through Foresite Homes.” Since the club does not use house numbers in its brochure, the Knutsen house is identified as “A Sailor’s Breeze …”—a nod to the ships depicted in prints. Cluff stresses how carefully the committee screens homes for exceptional character and takes a lot of time to prepare each site for the public. On the day of the tour, the club will provide eight 55-seat buses in the morning and eight in the afternoon. Each busload of visitors is limited to 20 minutes per house. “Since this is the club’s sixtieth tour, we have ended up being a tradition,” Cluff says. “People come year after year to see the houses. We find the homeowners are thrilled to show what they have accomplished.” The Naples Garden Club, with its office in the Naples Botanical Garden (NBG), raises money with the tour to further club goals. It hosts renowned horticulture speakers, undertakes conservation and beautification projects, and also conducts design and horticultural workshops. In cooperation with the NBG, it sponsors the annual Naples Flower Show, featuring floral design to inspire and educate the public. The club will hold this year’s flower show and plant sale at the Naples Botanical Garden on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The Garden Club also funds student scholarships and grants to such groups as NBG, Habitat for Humanity, Naples Historical Society, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For more information on the club and tour, visit the website


Guests revel in the glorious views from the upper deck (bottom) and lanai (right). The master suite (left) also looks out to the free-form infinity pool, which sends water plummeting down a tiled wall into the manicured garden (below).

Resources Architect: R.G. Designs Inc., Bonita Springs Builder: Foresite Homes Inc., Naples Interior designer: Christopher Smith and the team at Fifth Avenue Design Gallery, Naples Shutters: Shutter Concepts of Southwest Florida, Naples Pool: Nassau Pools Inc., Naples Landscape: Ray’s Lawn & Garden Inc., Naples Dried trees and plants: Silk Designs, Fort Myers


upper-level deck with a Chippendale railing rises above the pool, offering guests especially winsome views. In the third-floor hall between the bedrooms is a nook containing books for the couple’s six grandchildren to enjoy during their visits. In the Knutsen home, reading with little ones is a favorite activity. The couple also enjoys collecting art, including pieces by Robert Gruppe (son of Emile Gruppe), Phil Fisher, Darlene Pearse, Christine Reichow and Tom Ross. Two large paintings by internationally known artist Jamali, who exhibits his expres-

sive works at Fifth Avenue Design Gallery, grace the home, too. Outdoor spaces are perfect for entertaining or relaxing in private. The lanai is equipped with a summer kitchen and seating area overlooking the spa and free-form pool. The latter’s infinity edge cascades down the patio wall, seamlessly connecting the home with the water. Gary says he likes napping while afloat in the peaceful cove. For her part, Gail adds, “My objective was to make the house comfortable; casual but elegant as well.” Garden Club visitors will have a chance to see her success first-hand. u NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | FEBRUARY 2013  113

A Collecting Win-Win

When a personal interest translates into a sound investment, it is the ultimate expression of collecting. Collectibles that can appreciate in value include wine and art, hence their popularity at auction houses like Christie’s (top right) and Hart Davis Hart (above left and right).


For some, purchasing art, wine or jewelry is a passion that turns a profit—financially and emotionally. Here’s our guide on how to reap the rewards. There is something inherently alluring about not sharing. Perhaps it’s because it signifies a subtle act of rebellion, as it flies in the face of the kindergarten commandments that laid the groundwork for us to become decent human beings. Of course we stick to most of those classroom rules and would love to readopt some (daily afternoon naps tops our list), but sharing everything can be a bit unsatisfying at times. Just as when we were kids, sometimes we like to revel in things that are solely ours. It’s an affinity that extends to the world of investments. Individuals are looking past shared returns of financial markets into purchasing and collecting high-

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end tangible assets such as wine, watches and fine art. By combining personal passion with investing, they guarantee that even if returns don’t materialize, enjoyment prevails. Plus it sure is more fun than looking at a pile of bank statements and Treasury Bills. Investment returns from these types of assets can be the stuff of legend. One South Florida gallery owner tells the story of a client who bought a piece by living artist Gerhard Richter for a couple of hundred thousand dollars in the mid-1990s and recently sold it at auction for $15 million. In November 2012, a watch auction at Christie’s Geneva brought in world-record prices for many of its fine timepieces, including $3.6 million for a 1987 Patek Philippe from singer Eric Clapton’s collection. These stories, while tantalizing, are not quite the norm. Putting your money in high-end exquisitries can yield huge gains, losses and everything in between. Much like in the stock market, great investment successes are often either carefully cultivated or a matter

of luck. And since luck cannot be manufactured, what follows are a handful of guidelines for collection cultivation. buy only what you love. “I have seen clients invest in a variety of collections—wine, watches and antique walking sticks—which tend to follow personal interests,” notes Linda Flewelling, managing director of Wealth Advisory Services for the Southwest Florida region of Northern Trust in Naples. “Collections, including fine art, always sit on a continuum between ‘interest-passion’ and ‘investment.’ For each collector they have a unique place on that continuum, and it is seldom at the extremes.”  Some people would say that collecting wine contradicts its raison d’être, but Paul Hart, CEO of Chicagobased wine auction house Hart Davis Hart, asserts that doesn’t have to be the case. “What I always tell people is: Don’t collect anything. Drink and find out what you like,” he says. “If you do decide to begin collecting, there needs to be another level of interest and passion besides mere financial motivation. You’ve got to have the personal experience to decide what direction you want to go in. Then your direction and passion can mesh together.” Many of his clients adopt a “best of both worlds” approach by over-purchasing a particular vintage, with the intention of drinking some and retaining the other for eventual sale. Regarding art, part of the return on investment that collecting provides is the daily visceral impact as it hangs on your wall. If a work represents nothing more than a projected financial gain, it may as well be a stock certificate over your fireplace. “We would never advise a client to buy something because they think it’s going to be worth a lot more money some day,” says Nancy Winch, owner of Gardner Colby Gallery in Naples. “We like to think of fine art as an investment you can live with.”

Do your research. The key is never to enter the world of collecting on a whim. “Understanding the risk-reward profile of a specific investment or asset class is important,” Flewelling says. “If making decisions around these purchases directly, doing one’s due diligence and research, aided by personal expertise, is important.” In terms of watches, all that glitters isn’t necessarily gold. “The actual diamonds are insignificant on some of those blingy watches as to the true value of them,” says Danny Govberg of Yamron Jewelers in the Waterside Shops. Govberg continues: “Even if you bought yourself a Rolex, it’s not going to go up because you’re buying something new and it’s going to be used. But, if you bought yourself a certain pre-owned Patek Philippe, that could actually appreciate over time. It’s no different than if you went in to buy a piece of art in Naples that you’re just going to hang in your house and you spent $3,000 for it. You’re probably not thinking it’s going up. But if you went and bought a

Gerhard Richter’s art has been performing extremely well at auction. Abstraktes Bild (above) realized more than $15 million at Christie’s. Another of his paintings, owned by Eric Clapton, fetched more than $34 million at Sotheby’s.


Buying wine from respected sources such as Hart Davis Hart (above) ensures proper handling, storage and provenance, heightening the likelihood of acquiring an investment-grade asset.


Miró print for a $100,000 and were advised by an art expert, that may go up.” Wine also shows the biggest gains from a small number of sources. “Based on my experience, the vast majority of wines are not going to have any sort of exciting financial returns,” Hart cautions. Historically, investment-grade wines have made up less than 1 percent of the total worldwide wine market, with roughly 80 percent from the Bordeaux châteaux. “That said, I think there are a lot of opportunities in different places because there are a lot of emerging markets,” Hart says. “You’ve got people who are producing wines in places that are new and different that are sought after.” Wine websites, such as Robert Parker’s, are good places for those looking for more education. And while neophytes may be eager to jump-start their collections, it’s often better to start with one

well-researched purchase. “Study, go to the galleries, talk to the gallery owners and hone in on what you like and what speaks to you,” Winch suggests. In the end, it’s quality, not quantity, that counts. Leverage the experts. Much like the old saying, “Never judge a book by its cover,” wine should never be judged solely by its label. “Buying wine is not like buying a stock where it’s a piece of paper you’re going to trade out,” Hart says. “Some would say the cork and what’s inside are living things. If it gets abused in any way, your investment is pretty worthless.” Wine auction houses, such as Hart Davis Hart, require a full history on the wine they acquire and sell, including handling, inspection, storing, shipping and provenance. Consignments without it are turned away. If that’s not enough of a value-add for purchasers, auction houses also have a deep back stock, allowing collectors to amass one château in five or 10 or even more vintages. Once you take possession, caring for the wine becomes your responsibility. Wine cellars need to have

Before attending auctions at important houses like Christie’s (right) and Hart Davis Hart (below), do your homework, experts caution. Markets on certain items can run hot, meaning buyers may pay a premium.

backup power, be flood-proof and, above all, offer the proper temperature and humidity (generally 55 degrees and between 65 and 70 percent, respectively). If they don’t, the only liquidity you’ll likely be enjoying from your wine will occur when you consume it. Hart suggests using a commercial facility, like Imperial Wine Storage in West Palm Beach, to guarantee your bundles of joy are properly nurtured. The same book-cover metaphor applies to the art world. Buying a work based on name value alone is not always smart. “Every seasoned artist has periods. You can see changes if you study their work,” Winch advises. “This is our sixteenth year in Naples, and a lot of my artists have been with me for that entire period of time. You can certainly see them ebb and flow and grow and take a step back, perhaps.” And while art dealers and gallery owners can guide interested parties away from the ebbs and toward the flows of certain artists, they can also point them in the right direction for expanding into artists with a similar aesthetic style. “It’s like looking at a product online and seeing, ‘People who liked this product also liked,’ ” Winch says. “Whatever appeals to a buyer whether its color or composition—you can see it, and they are consistent in terms of liking that in more than one artist in a gallery.” Beware of great deals. We’ve all seen programs like Antiques Roadshow, where a stunned individual learns that a discarded knick-knack he picked up at a garage sale for a song

is actually worth thousands of dollars. That bargainhunter mentality is something that should be saved for collectibles, such as teapots and baseball cards, not the higher end of the spectrum. Experts are universal in their counsel that many times you get what you pay for when jumping on what seems like a great deal. The lower price tag can be indicative of many imperfections, including unnoticeable flaws in the condition of canvas or the improper handling of wine. Winch recommends buying fewer works if it means better quality. “You should always strive to buy as much as you can, quality-wise, with what you have available. Try for the B-plus end rather than the D-plus end.”

High-end assets, such as fine timepieces, become a way to transfer wealth from generation to generation. This rare, signed Patek Philippe watch, which sold for more than $3.6 million at auction, is one example.

Consider your goal. Sometimes the most important part of collecting is a willingness to change your definition of “return on investment.” Patek Philippe has a slogan that boasts, “You never really own a Patek Philippe, you simply take care of it for the next generation.” For many, the collection of high-end assets, whether intentionally or not, ultimately becomes a way to transfer wealth from generation to generation. Your watch may be a gift to your grandson at his college graduation. Your painting may grace the walls of your daughter’s first home. Or maybe that investment-worthy wine is uncorked at an investment-worthy gathering of friends and family. In the end, sharing our cultivated passion with those we care about may prove we actually did learn a thing or two in kindergarten. u NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | FEBRUARY 2013  117

Double the

America’s favorite First Twins come to town this month; first up is a conversation with Naples Illustrated.

Excitement By Christina Wells

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Jenna Bush Hager (left) and Barbara Pierce Bush, seen here with mother Laura Bush (right), will inform and entertain at The League Club’s annual luncheon.


o matter what your political affiliation may be, it’s hard not to feel the charismatic pull of former President George W. Bush’s daughters, Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager. Since moving out of the White House, the girls have been the perfect picture of optimistic, motivated and bright young women. Now 31 and living in New York City, both have pursued careers aiming to do right by others and are hugely committed to public service and humanitarian initiatives. Barbara is the CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, a nonprofit organization that promotes global health equality by selecting future leaders to participate in year-long immersion fellowships at partner nonprofits across the world (see sidebar). Jenna, a teacher by profession who has lately channeled her energy into the media, is the author of a New York Times bestseller, Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, as


well as a Today show contributing correspondent, an editor at large of Southern Living magazine, co-founder of The Novo Project blog, chair of UNICEF’s Next Generation and—just announced—a soon-to-be mom. (She and her husband, Henry, are expecting their first child in the spring.) On February 15, the two Bush women will travel to Naples to headline The League Club’s annual fundraiser with “Twin Thoughts: One Message Presented by IberiaBank.” They will respond to a series of moderated questions. The money raised from ticket sales will benefit the group’s Community Trust Fund, which makes grants to Collier and Lee County nonprofits. In anticipation of their return to the Paradise Coast for the event, the dynamic duo talked with NI and answered questions about life in the White House, public service and the adorable moniker they coined for each other that’s had true staying power.

What do you most cherish from your experience as First Daughters? B: Our parents exposed us to so much. We were welcome on all trips and to all events. Jenna and I were in our late teens when my father took office. We saw so much when we traveled with Mom and Dad. My career inspiration came from seeing really effective health programs in action. J: Without question, it was the travel with our parents. We were able to witness the work of the American people. We were in Africa when the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was launched. We visited the clinics and met the women with HIV. The experience influenced the work we do today. Is there any particular White House memory that stands out in your minds? B: Those trips made an indelible impact. We met such remarkable people. At the same time, we have so many family-focused

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Barbara (left) and UNICEF Next Generation Chair Jenna (right) attended the Third Annual UNICEF Masquerade Ball at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on December 13, 2012, in New York. NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | FEBRUARY 2013  119

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The Bush sisters with their parents at Jenna’s wedding on May 10, 2008 (left); Jenna stands beside a poster of her book (above); and together in 2007 with the First Dogs (below).

memories. We gathered together at the holidays. We have a lot of sweet family memories.

How would you characterize your relationship as siblings? J: We are super close. As twins, we grew up hitting the same landmarks at the same time. We are best friends. We have had the privilege of leading very interesting lives. It has been fun to be able to share it with somebody. You both embrace public service. What was the single biggest factor that led to your interest in and ongoing commitment to philanthropy? B: It is difficult to pinpoint a single biggest factor. Certainly viewing a program through PEPFAR that gave people access 120  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

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In what ways did your relationship with your mother and your grandmother, Barbara, shape the women you are today? B: We were lucky to have them as role models. Both were passionate about issues. We learned our family values from them as well. J: My mother and grandmother influenced us in too many ways to count. Both were interested in literacy. My mother made a life in literacy—she was a librarian and teacher. I am a teacher as well. The four of us share a great love of reading. We were with our grandmother this week and we talked about the books we are currently reading. to life-saving drugs was a game changer for me. I became aware that there are huge problems, but you can fix them. Our parents and grandparents were serviceoriented, as were all the people that surrounded them. People were changing the world through service. Jenna—we watched your interview on NBC with your grandfather for his eighty-eighth birthday. What did it mean to you? What was your takeaway on that experience? J: I love my work because I get to tell stories about people changing our country. This interview was a very special experi-

ence because it was with my grandfather. I know how precious he is from the time I spend with him. I was so happy to share personal insight. I am in my 30s and still learning from my grandfather! Barbara—we understand that you call Jenna “Sissy.” True? And what’s the story behind the nickname? B: We both call each other “Sissy.” The nickname began when we were in highschool Spanish together. It started out as “Hermana” and evolved into “Sissy.” What advice would you share with today’s teenagers?

“I love my work because I get to tell stories about people changing our country.”

—Jenna Bush Hager

How to Help

Global Health Corps (GHC) The guiding light of this nonprofit, which was co-founded by Barbara Pierce Bush in 2009, is that access to comprehensive health care is a basic human right—and society’s emerging leaders should be working to figure out how to build more just and effective systems. To GHC, the key is through the one-year fellowships the group organizes (open to people under age 30) at partner organizations abroad, such as Action Africa Help, Girls Empowerment Network and The Grassroot Project. (

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B: There are so many opportunities out there for you. Get exposed to as much as you can so you can find what your purpose is. J: Learn as much as you can. Find things that you are passionate about and apply yourself. Then your work is an adventure. Have either of you thought about running for public office one day? B: The answer is no, without question. We are both interested in policy. There are so many ways to give back. Public office is very honorable service but we are not interested

in running for traditional political office. We hear that you have been to Naples before. What brought you down initially, and do you visit often? B: I have been to Naples several times. I attended the Imagine Solutions Conference two years ago to pitch Global Health Corps. I also spoke at an event with my parents and sister. J: It is a beautiful place. It is fabulous when you travel for work and the destination has beautiful beaches. u

UNICEF, established by the U.N. in 1946, offers HIV/AIDS protection services in addition to its policy advocacy for children’s rights. Jenna Bush Hager chairs its Next Generation initiative, aimed at engaging young professionals to support fundraising efforts to save lives, with the goal of bringing the number of preventable child deaths down to zero. (

The League Club Aside from the event with the Bush twins on February 15, the organization—which is marking its twenty-sixth year and is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International— hosts other benefits to help local charities and offers other opportunities to give to the community. (theleague —Mina Kang NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | FEBRUARY 2013  121

An Artful Casa

Casananas, A colorful old naples home with museum-quality masterpieces from Artists near and far, is a sight to behold. By Dorothea Hunter SÖnne | PHOTOGRAPHY BY JERRY RABINOWITZ


We have pieces by Henri Matisse and Keith Haring, but we really like discovering new talent and supporting the local arts.

—Richard Tooke

Charles Marshall (left) and Richard Tooke (right) enjoy the view from their deck and toast the visionaries who have made collecting such fun. Works hang salon-style throughout their living room (at top and opening page), and even the home’s entry sign is eye-catching (above). Previous page: Steve Tobin’s life-size root anchors the sculpture garden they designed and installed in 2008.



very house has a story to tell of its owners. For some, it speaks to an illustrious past; for others, it’s an account of current prominence. Others yet hold the promise of future plans. For Casananas, the endearingly charming abode of art collectors Richard Tooke and Charles Marshall, all three can be said. The pair purchased the property from Mamie Tooke, Richard’s aunt, when they retired in 1993. Mamie and her husband, Clarence, had built the modest split-level by the beach in 1951 two years after they founded the Bank of Naples, the town’s first bank. Jacksonville-raised Richard Tooke first got a taste of Collier County in this home, named for the pineapple plants growing in the yard. He lived there a year after finishing university, working as a graphic designer for Naples historian, Doris Reynolds, in her publishing company. He then moved to New York, where he met Marshall, and the rest was history. Tooke wound up working for three decades at the

Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) before leaving as a director handling rights and archives, and Marshall was the head architect and property manager for the Presbyterian Church nationwide. From 1993 to 2003, they were snowbirds, gradually building their collection. A lot of furniture was amassed while still in the city, such as a sofa by Marcel Breuer purchased from MoMA and a pair of white Florence Knoll living room chairs. Ironically, and to their surprise, it wasn’t until they relocated permanently that their passion for art really flourished. “When we moved here, we picked up speed with our collection—and we haven’t slowed down since,” Marshall says. The couple estimates that 90 percent of the paintings and sculptures they’ve bought have been from local sources. Almost more impressively, 60 percent of their total works are by Southwest Floridians. All are hung salon-style, painting on top of painting. It’s incredible to see not one, but two Hunt Slonems in a house, and NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | FEBRUARY 2013  125

Famous artists, like Hunt Slonem (right: his bird canvas is under the blue sconce) share space with Navajo artifacts, such as a 2,000-year-old piece of wood (right: on ledge), and oeuvres by local talent—the painted chair (left) was from the first arts fundraiser Tooke organized in Naples.

even rarer to see a Robert Rauschenberg 20 feet from a “lightpainting” (glass fragments arranged with a built-in lamp to etch shadows across a surface) by Stephen Knapp, who had a solo exhibit in 2011 at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. And the two say their greatest fun involves what’s happening close to home. “We have pieces by Henri Matisse and Keith Haring, but we really like discovering new talent and supporting the local arts,” Tooke says. “We concentrate now on younger living artists—and younger doesn’t mean 19. It could be 45.” Aside from frequenting shows and festivals throughout the area, they have a few favorite galleries in town: Sweet Art, Harmon-Meek, Four Winds and Gardner Colby. In the study off the garage, the duo keeps a meticulously detailed archive of their finds. One cherished work on the wall by the front door is by a Fort Myers artist and friend, Michael St. Amand. It’s an unmissable neon canvas

The colored concrete tableau by Lawrence Glasson on the terrace greets visitors (above). A vibrant painting from Fort Myers-based Michael St. Amand perched over the player piano was created to celebrate the couple’s fiftieth anniversary (above left). NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | FEBRUARY 2013  127

with a heart and the number 50 he gave to them in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of their partnership two years ago. Another friend is artist Steve Tobin, at first an acquaintance from whom they subsequently bought work. Tobin achieved fame following the installation of a massive root sculpture on the grounds of St. Paul’s Chapel in New York, which was cast from a tree that had partially shielded the church from debris during the 9/11 attacks. It was also the start of a series of such sculptures by Tobin, and the couple purchased White Rainbow Root to be the focal point of a sculpture garden they created in 2008. Another Tobin piece, Column, a pole composed of nuts and bolts, is nearby, and a work from his exploding clay line is nestled among greenery. Even more pieces by other artists, such as Jim Krieger, enliven the garden. Tooke and Marshall’s other nonlocal art comes from travels abroad. On a 2000 trip to Peru, they picked up an urn by Pablo Seminario in Urubamba that now sits on their living room ledge.

Beyond the Bismarckia palm to the side of the lawn (top), a monumental Tobin sculpture, Column, is next to Tobin’s iconic root (right), and farther back varied other pieces reside. In addition to purchases from local galleries, like those lining the guest room walls (left), the duo buys significant works on trips, including this urn from Urubamba, Peru (above). 128  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

Stephen Knapp’s Back Flight 9 “lightpainting” (pictured) is mounted on the living-room ceiling. A Keith Haring drawing above an original Henri Matisse lithograph and an antique clock once belonging to Marshall’s grandparents bring depth to the dining room (top). The Marcel Breuer sofa (right) was bought from New York’s Museum of Modern Art, where Tooke worked for 30 years before retiring.

When we moved here, We picked up speed with our collection—and we haven’t slowed down since.

—Charles Marshall

Directly above it hangs the result of an excursion to Cuba in 2003, a painted handkerchief by Angel Delgado. On the same wall, there is also a pillowcase by Sandra Ramos, whose studio they visited on the trip but purchased the piece later at Miami’s Art Basel. They learned much about Cuban art on that vacation—and about the group that organized it, the Philharmonic Center for the Arts’ Friends of Art, which has become an important part of their lives. It runs enrichment programs, tours and fundraisers to connect local art enthusiasts. Tooke planned his first fundraiser for the group in 2008, where he had artists decorate chairs for auction. (Theirs is by Roger Sherman, who was based in Fort Myers at the time.) Tooke has arranged an event each year since, and the current concept is Incognito, held on January 31. Every person who buys a ticket goes home with one of 200 original canvases donated by artists across the globe. Aside from sitting on the board of Friends of Art and chairing Incognito, Tooke also serves on the board of Bayshore Cultural and

Performing Arts Center and the art selection committee for the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. Marshall dedicates his time to other endeavors, mostly more collections. His antique clocks are throughout the house, a shelf in the guest room is filled with vintage banks, and after some prodding and a boyish smile from Tooke, a glimpse behind the door of an opaque cabinet in the living room reveals boxes upon boxes of model cars. Together, though, they can’t resist collecting more art. “If you photograph the house today, it will be different tomorrow,” Tooke says. Case in point: The photograph on the first page of this story is outdated. A work pictured on the left of the red wall by local artist Andy Browne has been replaced with a December Art Basel score, a papyrus called Polaridades by Antonio Guerrero to complete their “Cuban Wall.” It’s guaranteed another painting will find its way to their house post-Incognito. And it’s likely there’ll be another piece at the very least next September after Tooke is done curating an exhibit at the National Art Gallery of the Republic of Georgia in Tbilisi. But no matter what projects they undertake, Tooke and Marshall will keep adding layers of visual intrigue to the walls and grounds of Casananas, the historic place they call home. u NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | FEBRUARY 2013  131

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An extraordinary beach-front opportunity to create your own vision of paradise with 170 feet of direct beach frontage, extending all the way to Gulf Shore Blvd. A vast buildable envelope with room to build a significant sized residence. $12,900,000

Idyllic seaside residence built in 2007. Panoramic beach vistas. Tropical solitude and refined casual elegance. Large great room with fireplace and gourmet-styled kitchen area opens to spacious lanai. 3-bay garage. 5,573 SF 4+den/3.1 $9,950,000

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Magnificent home secluded on double lakefront estate site, 15,247 SF of living area. 8 bedroom suites, study, conference room, billiards room, gourmet kitchen home theater. 8+den/10.4 $9,900,000

Spectacular beachfront estate located directly on the sand in the private, gated community of Hideaway Beach. Panoramic views of Gulf & Tiger Tail Beach. Exquisite finishes & professionally furnished. . 3+den/4 $6,000,000

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Situated on prestigious Gordon Drive with approximately 23,325 SF with an approximate building area of 9,145 SF. Existing house is a tear-down and is being sold as a building site. $7,900,000

salErNO at Bay COlONy Penthouse sprawling over top two levels. Panoramic views. 5,040 SF 5/5.1 $4,495,000

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Spacious 3,587 SF condo. Panoramic Gulf vistas. 3+den/3.1 $2,450,000

Unique, direct beachfront condo with private walk-out to beach. 3,225 UA sq ft. Renovation opportunity. 3+den/3.1 $2,400,000

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Grand paradise Address 1935 Eighth Street South Aqualane Shores, Naples Developer Biltmore Homes year built 1998 offered at $3,995,000 size 5,281 square feet under air, 6,892 total special features Located in one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods, this waterfront estate home

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The grandeur of this spectacular Aqualane Shores home gives way to gorgeous blue vistas of Naples Bay.

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The ART of Healing Beyond a normal massage, a new technique works magic on the toughest knots. By JANE LUER

When people with soft-tissue injuries are told their pain, numbness, stiffness or tingling is chronic, they try a variety of treatments only to further confirm the diagnosis. But things are looking up for Neapolitans, now that therapists in the region have discovered and embraced a method that’s been gaining traction across the country—the Active Release Technique (ART). Our daily routines can lead to the overuse of certain muscles, causing the body to produce scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue builds up, muscles become weaker and shorter, and nerves become trapped, making it very difficult to move, no less remain active. In an ART session, the therapist identifies the trouble spots with scar tissue build-up and then uses a very specific set of motions and pressure to break apart the scar tissue and increase blood flow and consequently nutrition to the area. “The beauty of the technique is that it works well, and it works quickly,” says Stephen Black, an assistant professor of physical therapy at Florida Gulf Coast University. That’s because ART’s protocols target the source of the problem—and when used in conjunction with exercise programs, patients can see their symptoms eliminated in three to five visits. Not bad, considering common problems like nagging shoulder pain, backaches, knee stiffness, tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome fall under its scope.

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Golf pro to the pros Rick Smith has moved his teaching academy from Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to Bonita Springs’ Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa’s Raptor Bay Golf Club. The same roster of lessons and intensive clinics will be offered to guests, members and the general public. Meanwhile, the new kid on the fairway at Tiburón is the TOURAcademy (affiliated with the PGA Tour). It will have lessons along with programs like junior camps and after-school clinics. (; 176  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

The Greater Naples YMCA gets a running start on fundraising in 2013 with its Sneaker Ball February 2, an appropriately unstuffy active nighttime extravaganza with four bands and dancing, where sporting shoes, not sportswear, are required. (

Facing the Future A Radiant Complexion is Easier than You Think By Ashley Huntsberry-Lett

Humans have always sought the Fountain of Youth—something mystical to keep them looking young, bright and lively. A new solution has recently been added to our arsenal of anti-aging tricks and treats, however. The eerily named Vampire Facelift is a surprisingly painless and quick procedure that might not make you eternally young, but it will greatly improve the color, texture, and firmness of your face and neck. This unique method of cosmetic rejuvenation taps into your body’s own source of renewal, allowing patients to forgo more invasive surgical options: A small amount of your blood is drawn, spun in a centrifuge to separate out the platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and then this PRP is activated and injected in designated areas to help aging skin regain its brightness and firm texture. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvéderm are also used in conjunction with the PRP to restore lost volume in the face. The combination of these treatments yields almost immediate personalized results with zero recovery time that lasts up to eight months. The newly opened Skin Deep Naples ( medical aesthetics and laser center is the only location in Southwest Florida to offer the Vampire Facelift. Creator of the procedure, Dr. Charles Runels, has personally trained the staff at Skin Deep. If you have been looking for an uncomplicated, natural-looking solution to combat aging, the Vampire Facelift is surely something to sink your fangs, oops, teeth into.

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Blood donations are often in short supply during the winter months, so now’s the perfect time to help. Community Blood Centers of South Florida and Florida’s Blood Centers both have locations throughout the region. When you get hooked up, you are aiding hospitals that treat emergency patients, victims of traumas and people with chronic illnesses, such as cancer, among others. Donors must be 17 years old (16 with parent permission) and weigh at least 110 pounds. To make an appointment or learn about eligibility, visit and NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | FEBRUARY 2013  177


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Champions For Learning On December 11, Champions For Learning™ hosted leading community and business women at WOMEN TOMORROW, a dinner where they met young women of the Take Stock in Children Scholarship and Mentoring Program. In addition to learning real world skills and professional networking, the students also learned from the women who shared stories of their success, and the paths they chose. The 2012 Glass Slipper Award recipients were also honored for their dedication and service to the children of Collier County. All proceeds benefited the Take Stock program that provides deserving students an opportunity to fulfill their potential and attend college.

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Allegorical realist Kevin Sloan paints fanciful works motivated by his appreciation for the planet and its animals and plants, such as Naughty Bird (pictured). His art will be featured in his fourteenth one-man show, titled “Modern Times,” at Gardner Colby Gallery ( in Naples through February 11.





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Family Ties February 15 is a busy day for the Bush clan in Southwest Florida. In addition to Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager’s presentation for The League Club (see page 118 for more information), their uncle, former Sunshine State Governor Jeb Bush, along with their grandmother, First Lady Barbara Bush, are holding a Celebration of Reading Event at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs to benefit the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy ( Both luncheons are $250 per ticket and raise dollars for the charities. —M.K.



n  Eye Witness (February 6)—The opening fete for an exhibit of the same name at Trudy Labell Fine Art will include hors d’oeuvres, Champagne and a chance to mingle with the three talented photographers featured: Morris Herstein, Christopher Becker and Luigi Cassinelli, whose work is pictured above. Ticket proceeds benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. (239-434-7778) n  Wine, Women and Shoes (February 21)—Bask in vino, stilettos and shopping at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples in support of the Cancer Alliance of Naples. Word has it, ladies, that the evening’s helpers are attentive gents handsomely committed to your fashion needs. (239-643-4673) n  Little Black Dress (February 26)—Throw on your best noir cocktail frock and gather the girls for the Garden of Hope and Courage’s glamorous lineup of restaurant hopping (transportation is provided) with fun libations and fine dining. The evening’s glowing finishing touch: a draw to win a pink diamond ring from Port Royal Jewelers. (239-434-6697) —Mina Kang

ART & MUSEUMS Art Gallery Old Naples 2, Crayton Cove— Partners in Pastel #2, Paintings and Prints, by artists Karen Stone and Lynne B. Wilcox, through March 7; 239-560-9569. Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs— Annual Members Exhibition, through Feb. 21; The Artrageous Event, fundraiser themed

“An Amazing Spectacle of Live Performances, Art, Music, Cuisine and Dance,” Feb. 2; Bonita Springs National Art Festival, Feb. 9-10; Amazing Race, teams compete in a scavenger hunt, Feb. 17; Last Thursday Art Walk, Promenade at Bonita Bay, Feb. 28; Conservancy of Southwest Florida—Nature walks at Tigertail Beach, Marco Island, Clam

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On February 28, six leaders of the Collier County arts community will be presented with the Stars in the Arts award at a luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. Eight years ago, the United Arts Council sought a means to reward leaders devoted to the arts community, establishing the Stars in the Arts program. Candidates are nominated by the public, after which a selection committee composed of past and current arts leaders makes a final decision. This year’s winners:

DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples—Classic Realism and Tromp L’oeil, featuring Jenness Cortez, through Feb. 6; Donny Finley, oils and egg tempera, Feb. 7-20; Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples— Modern Times, artist Kevin Sloan, through Feb. 11; A Touch of Romance, featuring artists Aaron Westerberg, Lindsay Goodwin and Pauline Roche, opening Feb. 14; Fun and Games, artists Tim Horn, Rebecca Kinkead and Pam Carroll, opening Feb. 28;

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Glenn Basham—Now in his twentieth year as Concertmaster at the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Basham is the spokesman for the orchestra and chorus as well as a music teacher. Glenn Basham

Guess-Fisher Gallery, Crayton Cove— Art After Dark, art and refreshments with the Galleries of Crayton Cove, Feb. 9; 239-659-2787. Charles Gottschalk

Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples—Richard Haas: Skyscrapers and Spires, through Feb. 9; Bob Kane: Sailing the Mediterranean, Feb. 10-23; Hunt Slonem: Butterflies, Bunnies, Babes and Abes, Feb. 24-March 9; Marco Island Center for the Arts— Form de la Femme exhibit, Feb. 4-26; 239-394-4221.

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Marianne Friedland Gallery, Naples— Wolf Kahn, Themes and Variations, Feb. 7-28; 239-262-3484. Museum of the Everglades—Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival, Feb. 21-24; 239-695-0008. Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show— With 75 exhibitors of baubles and high-end artifacts, Feb. 7-11, 201 Goodlette-Frank Road;

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Dallas Dunnagan—Dunnagan is the artistic director for The Naples Players community theater company, and has directed more than 150 plays and musicals. She also teaches directing, acting and auditioning classes. Eva Sugden Gomez—Gomez is an active supporter of Opera Naples and has significantly donated to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, establishing the Sugden Gomez Environmental Planning Center. Additionally, she has competed in and won national and international ballroom dance competitions. Charles Gottschalk—For 20 years, Gottschalk has been the general manager of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. A current conductor of the youth orchestra, he also works closely with young artists. Simone and Scott Lutgert—The power couple is passionate about philanthropy. Simone is a board member of the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples and Scott has served on the board for the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Jack O’Brien—The curator for the Naples Art Association, he also manages exhibitions at The von Liebig Art Center. In the past, he has judged art competitions at local and state levels. —M.K.

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Liebig, Feb. 2; Art in the Park, Feb. 2; An Evening with Robert Gruppé, gala and silent auction to benefit the NAA, Feb. 7; three exhibits: Following Footsteps–Three Generations of Gruppé Painters, NAA Adult Student Exhibition, and Members’ Gallery “Scene in Naples,” Feb. 8-April 13; Naples Artcrafters—Fine Art and Craft Show, Feb. 9, Cambier Park; Naples Botanical Garden—ZimSculpt, exhibit of sculptures from Zimbabwe, Feb. 1-March 24; Naples Historical Society at Historic Palm Cottage—Tours of Historic Palm Cottage, Tuesdays through Saturdays; walking tours of the historic district, Feb.

The Naples Art Association hosts the Naples National Art Festival, Feb. 23-24 in Cambier Park, featuring works by 230 artists. (

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FILM Cambier Park, Naples—Outdoor Movie Night, Feb. 16; 239-213-3054. Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs— Film Night, Winter in War Time, Feb. 11; Protektor, Feb. 25;

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Market, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22; 239-293-9703. Beach House of Naples—Trunk Show Thursdays, spring collection and design rep from Gottex, Feb. 28; 239-598-4144. Everglades Seafood Festival—Fresh seafood, music, arts and crafts and fun fair, Feb. 8-10, Everglades City; Fifth Avenue South, Naples—Evening on Fifth, shopping, dining and live music, Feb. 7; Mardi Gras Evening, Feb. 12; Ferrari Club of Naples Annual Car Show, Feb. 16; 239-692-8436. Kathryn’s Collection, Naples—Trunk shows: Dianaira, Four-Ply Silk for That Special Occasion, Feb. 7-9; Lafayette 148: Classical Styling of Jackets, Pants

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and Skirts, Feb. 11-16; Starfire Jewelry: precious gemstones set in 14-karat gold, sterling and platinum, Feb. 13-16; Emmelle Designs: Unique Fabrics Enhance Jackets and Dresses, Feb. 18-23; Helios & Luna: Traditional Separates and Dresses With Edge and Modern Appeal, Feb. 25-March 2; 239-434-1885. Marilyn’s Distinctive European Fashions, Naples—Accessorizing with Red, Feb. 13; Marissa Collections, Naples— Jewelry trunk shows and personal appearances: Bochic, Feb. 7-9; Todd Reed (personal appearance, Feb. 12), Feb. 12-14; Iradj Moini, Feb. 14-16; Arunashi, Feb. 21-23; Annie Fensterstock, Feb. 26-27; David Webb, Feb. 28-March 2;

Third Street South, Naples—Thursday on Third, shopping, dining, entertainment, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; Farmers market, Saturday mornings, behind Tommy Bahama; 239434-6533. Village on Venetian Bay—Village Nights, live entertainment, shopping and dining, Feb. 7, 14, 21;

Cambier Park, Naples—Naples Dixieland Jazz Band, Feb. 3; Naples Concert Band, Feb. 10; Big Band Jazz, Feb. 11, 25; 239-597-3240. Classic Chamber Concerts—Jasper String Quartet, Feb. 4, Sugden Community Theatre, Naples; Freedom Park, Naples—Concert series, Feb. 2; 239-252-4000.

MUSIC The Bach Ensemble, Naples—Fantasia V: Love is in the Air! fundraising event featuring dinner, show and auction, Feb. 15, Hilton Naples; Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center—Erich Kunzel Concert Series, Feb. 6, Naples Botanical Garden; Jazz in the Park, Feb. 17, Sugden Regional Park, Naples; 239-454-1454.

Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples—Hyacinth Series: Organ Concert, Feb. 10; Banjo Ensemble, the Sowell Family Pickers, Feb. 17; 239-213-5246. Naples Music Club—Naples Klezmer Revival Band, Feb. 10, Estero High School; Rachmaninoff Festival, featuring presentations and multiple performers,


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Feb. 15-16, Euro Pianos, Naples; Norris Center, Naples—Johnny Cash Tribute, Feb. 9; 239-213-3049. Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples—The Fella Sings Ella, Feb. 1-2; The Bronx Wanderers, Feb. 7; Michael Feinstein, Feb. 7; Philadelphia Orchestra, Feb. 8; Paddy Moloney with the Chieftans, Feb. 9; Ravishing Rachmaninoff, Feb. 15-16; Jane Monheit with Special Guest Mark O’Connor, Feb. 15-16; Dick Hyman Sunday Jazz, Feb. 17; MGM Musicals, Feb. 26-March 2;

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Collier County Audubon Society— Swallowtail Kites, Feb. 5, Naples Botanical Garden;


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Genealogical Society of Collier County—Beginners Genealogy Class, Feb. 5, 12, 19, Naples Regional Library; Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida—Lunchtime series, “Resistance, Rescue, Redemption and Judgement,” Feb. 11; Evening Series: “Who Knew What, When–The Truth,” Feb. 20; 239-263-9200.

Naples United Church of Christ—A Weekend with Dr. Marcus Borg, lectures, lunch and book signing with the best-selling author of 20 books and American New Testament scholar, Feb. 8-10; Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve—Lunch & Learn Lecture Series, Feb. 6; Amazing Adventures, Feb. 8; 239-417-6310.

SPECIAL EVENTS Imagine Solutions—Conference featuring global influential thought leaders, Feb. 11, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples; Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series—Robert Gates, Feb. 9, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples;

2  Jewish Federation of Collier County, Annual Community Celebration, Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples; 239-263-4205. 2  Planned Parenthood of Collier County, The Choice Affair, featuring feminist icon Gloria Steinem, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; 239-262-8923, ext. 309.

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2  Naples Garden Club, Sixtieth House and Garden Tour, Naples Botanical Garden and private homes; 2  Greater Naples YMCA, Sneaker Ball, informal fundraiser to benefit underprivileged kids and families, DeVoe Pontiac, Naples; 239-598-5178. 4-5, 10  Third on Canvas, artists paint outdoors in the Third Street South area on the 4th and 5th, and the artworks are sold at a gala auction at a club in Port Royal on the 10th, to benefit the David Lawrence Center; 5  The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, Annual Men’s Event, “A Tailgate Party at Bay Colony,” with barbecue, cocktails and golf games, Bay Colony Golf Club, Naples;

7  Ricky King Children’s Fund, “A Taste of California,” wines and food pairing, Decanted, Naples; 239-262-1808. 7  The Education Foundation of Collier County, Champions for Learning, Men of Distinction Awards Celebration, Hilton Naples; 7  Collier Audubon & Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Feathers & Friends Gala, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; 239-643-7822. 10  Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Magic Under the Mangroves Patron Party, music, cocktails and “island-style” foods, Keewaydin Island; 11  Bonita Springs Chapter of Shoes That Fit, Eighth Annual Luncheon,

Alla Prima “art happening,” Southwest Florida Pastel Society artists, and auction, Windstar Room at the Naples Botanical Garden;

Shadow Wood Country Club, Bonita Springs; 239-949-2986. 14  PACE Center for Girls, Believing in Girls Society Luncheon, Hilton Naples; 239-377-9860. 14  Fun Time Early Childhood Academy, “Have a Heart for Fun Time,” cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; 239-261-8284. 15  The League Club, “Twin Thoughts: One Message Presented by IberiaBank,” luncheon and appearance by Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager, Waldorf Astoria Naples; 15  Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center, For the Love of Art, fundraiser celebrating the visual arts with an

16  Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, The President’s Celebration 2013, Honoring Scott F. Lutgert, Waldorf Astoria Naples; 239-590-1074. 16  Greater Naples Alumnae Panhellenic, Fashion Show, Auction and Luncheon, Country Club of Naples; 239389-7497. 16 Hope Hospice, Hearts of Hope Garden Party, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs; 239482-4673. 16  Neighborhood Health Clinic, Annual

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Block Party, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; 239-260-2080. 16  Our Mother’s Home, third annual Hearts of Love Gala, cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, and guest speaker, benefits teen foster girls and victims of human trafficking, Spring Run Golf Club, Bonita Springs; 239-267-4663. 21 Hodges University, Humanitarian of the Year Award Luncheon, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; 239-938-7826. 21  Ave Maria University, AMU Scholarship Fund Dinner, speaker Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; 239-280-2500. 21  Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center, inaugural Naples 190  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

National Art Festival Gala, themed Bleu Moon on the Seine, French food, beverages, auction and entertainment, Naples Sailing & Yacht Club; 239-262-6519, ext. 100. 22  The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, Mending Broken Hearts With Hope Luncheon, address by author Susan Weitzman, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; 23  Southwest Florida Children’s Charities, Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, Estero; 23  Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled, A Very Special Evening for Very Special People, St. John the Evangelist Family Center, Naples; 239594-9007.

23  Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc., Poker Walk for PASFI, North Collier Regional Park, Naples; 239-417-3465. 23  Children’s Advocacy Center, The Beach Ball, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; 239-263-8383. 24  Naples Music Club, Benefit Recital with guest pianist Ilya Itin at Maestro William Noll’s salon, Naples; 28  Brigid’s Crossing Foundation, Art from the Heart, art auction and light refreshments, Sweet Art Gallery, Naples; 239-591-8425. 28 Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, Pacesetter Dinner, the Country Club of Naples; 239-775-0036.

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Marco Players Theater, Marco Island—Lunchtime Series, Attack Bunnies, Name-Drop Edition, Feb. 9; The Last Romance, Feb. 13-March 3; 239-642-7270.

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The Naples Players—Barefoot in the Park, Feb. 1-2; Ghost Writer, Feb. 1-23; The Producers, Feb. 27-March 30; Sugden Community Theatre; 239-263-7990.


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What: More than 450 guests joined presenting sponsors David and Cecile Wang at the fifty-fourth NCH Hospital Ball, themed “Saving Our Tiniest Treasures,” which raised $750,000 to benefit the NCH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The evening, emceed by NBC-2 anchor Peter Busch, also recognized the Physicians and Nurses of the Year and featured remarks by honorary chair Lavern Norris Gaynor. Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

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5 The Chapel Grill What: Mayor John Sorey presided over the ribbon-cutting ceremony christening Stephen Fleischer’s new restaurant in the former Naples First Baptist Church. Venue: The Chapel Grill restaurant 1. Dan Pignato, Tim McClouch, John Sorey, Stephen Fleischer, Scott Curtis, Wyn Hutchinson, Gina Ladosinsky, John Coffee, Chelsi Murphy 2. Steve Tracy, Marcia Entner, Vicki Tracy, Penny Sieg, Bill and Trisha Lund; seated: Dave Entner, Kevin Sieg 3. Aaron and Tennille Sevigny; seated: Nannette Staropoli, Lori Vallieres, Chad Oliver 4. Bill Wynn, Marie Crowe Vaughan, Catherine and Mac Willett 5. Ann Marie Shimer, Elizabeth Fox, Gina Fox 6. John Sorey, Donna Fiala, Kathleen Passidomo 7. Stephen Fleischer, Kirk Anderson, Diana and Garrett Richter, Rob Richter


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Naples International Film Festival What: The festival kicked off its fourth year with an Opening Night Gala. Philanthropists Jay and Patty Baker were honored with the Voice of the Arts Award for their ongoing support of the local creative community. Venue: Philharmonic Center for the Arts 1. Dan Hayes, Charlie McDonald, Christina Jordan, Clay Broga 2. Patrick Dearborn, Cassandra Hill 3. Patty and Jay Baker 4. Eric and Trisha Borges 5. Gerrianne Puntervold, Rocky Patel 6. Dan Hayes, Rowen Samuel, Clay Broga 7. Sarann and Stan Kraushaar







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NAPLES EQUESTRIAN CHALLENGE What: The seventh annual Bootstrap Boogie Barn Dance showcased Western-themed food, music, dancing and games, plus a silent and live auction that raised more than $200,000 to fund the group’s therapeutic riding and equine-facilitated learning programs. Venue: Naples Equestrian Challenge arena 1. La Mystique Dancers with Connie and Don Smith 2. Peaches and Bruce Conley, Todd Foege 3. Miranda and Kyle Christianson, Pick-a-Spot, Georgia Wood, Lee Canglin 4. Valerie Fluegeman, Kevin McKenzie 5. Rebekkah and Wade Aldridge 6. Linda and James Melton 7. Junee and Dean Gardy NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | FEBRUARY 2013  197

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United Way of Collier County What: Operation Skyfall, hosted by the nonprofit and IberiaBank, was a red-carpet screening of the twenty-third James Bond movie and a posh cocktail reception. Proceeds benefited United Way. Venue: Silverspot Cinema 1. Jay Cook, Nancy Pelotte 2. Almut and Richard Orthmann, Marie Christine St. Pierre, Philipp Martin 3. Kelly Capolino, Eric Slavik 4. Kathy Swank, Sandy Umlor, Didem Guler, Onur Buyuk 5. Kathy Swank, Craig Bamberg 6. Dennis Bamberg, Denise Degemmis 7. Michele Anderson, Stratton Washington





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SAINT ANDREW’S SOCIETY What: The St. Andrew’s Ball included dinner, dancing to the Perry Fotos Quartet and piping by Don Goller. Venue: The Club Pelican Bay in Naples 1. Sharon and Ian Wright 2. Carol and Tom Stuart, Carolyn Hickman 3. Beverly and George Metcalf 4. Lea and David Smith 5. Suzanne and David Wallace 6. John and Norma Green, Don Goller 7. Karen and Sam Smith





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By Christina Wells

The philanthropic touch of Lu Drackett has been a constant for the 28 years she has lived in Naples. She speaks of the sleepy town she moved to three decades ago and how it has grown, but notes some things never change. “Naples is a unique place,” Drackett says. “Wonderful people live here who love to help others. I am just a little spoke in the wheel of that group that gives and shares.” Drackett supported the establishment of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and has dedicated time to the boards of St. Matthew’s House


“The best gifts you can give to a community are to have compassion, love and be involved.”

—Lu Drackett

and The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. She reminisces fondly about The Shelter’s first fundraising luncheon, recalling it drew only 200 attendees. The annual event is expected to attract more than 900 guests this month. Currently Drackett puts a lot of gusto towards the Naples Botanical Garden. She’s a member of its Sustaining Leadership Council, which organizes the annual Hats in the Garden fundraiser. In 2012 Drackett was honored by the group and named one of the event’s two designated ambassadors for her service. She is also on the board of the Women’s Philanthropic Network (WPN) of the Community Foundation of Collier County. “It’s an example of women helping women,” Drackett says. “We are working to build an endowment for the WPN that will allow us to give grants to those who need them most.” Drackett feels strongly about empowering underserved Southwest Florida women. “Research has shown it is this group that falls through the cracks,” she says. “It is the single mothers and the elderly who genuinely need aid. They are neglected and don’t speak up for themselves.” Drackett feels there is still work to be done and is eager to roll up her sleeves once again. “The best gifts you can give to a community says Drackett. “Be conscious of the world around you and the needs of others.” u



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