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94 From Runway to Reality We take the hottest trends for spring and pick accessible pieces for the Naples wardrobe. By Katherine Lande

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It’s still fun few years ago, I followed advice about how to use this particular page each month: Inform and entertain, yes, but also include a marketing message to support the magazine. For example, while writing about philanthropy—something near and dear to me—I’d mention the Naples Charity Register, which has become the bible of the social season. That way I could encourage philanthropy and help the publishing business at the same time. I’ve often cited research data I find fascinating, such as the fact that while the world becomes more digital and more mobile, the number of young people reading printed magazines is increasing. For years, it’s been rather easy to promote the incredible growing readership of our magazines and websites (including, a site you need to see to appreciate). Sometimes, however, finding a marketing tie-in takes a bit of the fun out of writing. I remember the phrase a friend always used about his business: “If it’s not fun, why are we doing it?” While not every aspect of business is a rollicking good time, his point was we should enjoy our work because we spend so much time doing it. The sentiment reminds me of the first enterprise I built, a plastics company. I eventually sold the business to an international conglomerate, allowing me to devote most of my time to philanthropy. A few years into that, however, I realized I still loved business. As good as the plastics industry had been to me, I was inspired to build a different firm that incorporated my love of great photography and words, and offered a platform to make the community better. Thus, a magazine company was born more than two decades ago. In certain office situations—like while I’m in a cover meeting, looking over an art director’s shoulder at an incredible page design or seeing the excited face of one of our advertising account managers who has shown a client how we can grow her business—I realize what a great road we’re traveling. And always, when a new issue of Naples Illustrated reaches my hands, I hear myself saying, “This is really fun.” There is so much about this town, the people we work with, the things we do and the readers we inform that we’ve discovered an endless number of interesting subjects. This is why we produce the best marketing piece there is. I’ll continue writing about the things I find interesting and meaningful and let our great marketing department do what it does. Perhaps like the home run hitter, I’ll knock one out of the park now and then. That, too, will be fun.

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Sartorial Strength he lights, the cameras, the clothes. Oh, the clothes! For someone who loves fashion, nothing beats the excitement of a runway show, and this season in Naples has been a thrilling one for wide-eyed fashionistas like myself. It all started with Marissa Hartington of Marissa Collections inviting her dear friend Michael Kors down in November for the sensation that was to be his Hats in the Garden catwalk success. But one event that recently left a big impression was when Carolina Herrera, a high priestess of style, came to Naples to showcase the ethereal, floaty numbers that characterized her Spring 2013 line. The sense of movement she spoke to me about makes those dresses perfect for fashion-savvy Neapolitans; just imagine one of those gowns catching a gentle breeze at a beachside gala (page 54). Her head-turning outfits are still available at Saks Fifth Avenue, which co-hosted the event with the Saint Ann School Foundation. Speaking of Saks, someone once described the branch in the Waterside Shops as a “jewel box of a store”—meaning that it carries only the best of the best of what the already fashion-inclined corporation has to offer. I’ve come to think of Naples as a jewel box of a town. We may not have the population of New York, Paris or London, but we certainly have a similar gravitational pull when it comes to attracting hugely influential fashion world guests. Aside from Kors and Herrera, the ever-fabulous couturier Zang Toi stopped by to share his latest hand-sewn frocks at Nordstrom. While he was there, I couldn’t resist picking his brain on how to make a splash with the power of a well-curated wardrobe (page 58). I’m also pretty darn excited for the premiere of Florida Fashion Week coming up soon (page 52). It says a lot that the impresario who founded similar events in California and elsewhere across the country selected Naples as his city of choice in the state of Florida. And last, but certainly not least, I’m thrilled for our “Leading Ladies” feature (page 84). Our stunning cover model, Jamie Magnus, is a model-rocket scientist. No, that’s not a typo. She’s a Naples gal, and she happens to be an aerospace engineer analyzing flight data for spaceships by day and a glamorous fashion model on the side (something she has done in a professional capacity since age 15). She and the other women we are honoring in our annual fashion issue are the perfect picture of the true meaning of beauty— gorgeous on the inside and out. I know you’ll enjoy getting to know them and how they are making a mark on our community. I know I sure did.

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n A runway show that raised $250,000 for Saint Ann’s (page 54).


Dorothea Hunter Sönne n Our amazing cover story, “LEADING LADIES” (page 84).

n Zang Toi’s maxims for looking your most fabulous (page 58). From left: Nordstrom’s Doug Olsen and Ingrid Etzold, Zang Toi and me.




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4 Naples Illustrated’s Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration What: The magazine honored a milestone with its January 2013 special anniversary edition and accompanying soiree. Guests, invited by NI as a way to thank them for their support over the years, enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Masa. Venue: Masa Naples at Mercato



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7. Naples Mayor John Sorey and Delores Sorey 8. Bob Imig, Claudine Léger-Wetzel, Vicki Tracy, Mary Jo Zeller 9. Shannon Franklin, Brenda Melton, Jarred and Melissa Kaplan 10. Shirlene Elkins, Gillian Campbell 11. Patrick McGirl, Tania Gatt 12. Brian Holley 13. Trent Ryan, Margaret Short


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Naples Illustrated’s Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration 14. Bill Wehrman, Marilyn Hellman 15. Marie Christine St. Pierre, Philippe Martin, Chris and Bill Barnett 16. Alison Whalen, Dylan Sanders, Jan Soderquist, Kristen Weardon, Sue Watts, Lesley Colantonio 17. Brian Roland, Daphne Nikolopoulos 18. Jim Towey, Kaleigh Grover 19. Gina Fox, Elizabeth Fox


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Although he is most famous for his role as Carmine “The Big Ragu” Ragusa on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley, the engaging and very funny Eddie Mekka has a deep catalog of stage and screen achievements, plus a rich stash of memories with entertainment industry royalty. The Tony Award-nominated singer-dancer-actor, who appeared as Pseudolus in TheatreZone’s fall production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, returns March 24 for the professional company’s first-ever gala fundraiser ( —Kat Smith n  Do you prefer film or stage? I like working on stage for the artistic satisfaction. You get paid 10 times less but work 10 times harder. Film is easy—you get 18,000 chances to get one thing right. On stage, if you drop

a line, you better come up with something because it’s live theater. n  Have you ever said no to a project and regretted it later? No, but I should have turned a project down while I was doing it. I was on Broadway in The Magic Show. David Ogden Stiers was in it and so was Anita Morris. Someone said to me, there’s a showcase downtown—that’s where people present acts, but actors don’t get paid unless it goes somewhere. It was called A Chorus

Line. I said, I’m doing a Broadway show, come on! Who knew A Chorus Line was going to be what it was? n  Any actor you’d like to work with? Joe Pesci. I say that because every time I go for a role, I’m either Danny DeVito or Joe Pesci. I would like to do something with Pacino, and a lot of people say with my hair back I look like Robert DeNiro. I do Raging Bull—DeNiro and Pesci talking together. I can’t do it on the phone, but when I see you and I have a few drinks, I’ll do it for you. n  Are you happy to go back to Naples? Yes. I love Naples. I got to relax and see things because we had a couple of days off in November. It’s not Vegas, thank God. I had a great time. It wasn’t long enough!


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What’s Here and Happening: BY DOROTHEA HUNTER SÖNNE

Initial Spot Monogram Goods pops into town this spring.


In grade school, we delighted in imprinting our names on T-shirts, lunchboxes and whatever we could get our hands on. Graduating to adulthood, that longing didn’t go away, but we sought newer and better ways to do it. Putting the mono back in monogram is Laura Melges and her unique products that feature inventive and highly personalized designs. She started her business in Harbor Springs, Michigan, and has branched out by creating a pop-up shop in the home-goods store Garden District. Such boutiques within boutiques have taken the country by storm, and Monogram Goods’ display will be here through April. Melges adorns unexpected items, like beaded clutches, as well as the expected (beach towels, napkins, tote bags). She’ll do just about anything: an insignia based on a seashell motif, or, say, a boxy pattern with five hues. And you get satisfaction in knowing it’s all yours. (

Aisle Spy Basler, a choice brand for ladies who lunch, had its Waterside Shops boutique shuttered over the sumCapitalizing on a national trend in retail, the company Monogram Goods has scored a short-term home at Naples’ Garden District.

mer. But fret not: We spotted the signature tweed jackets at Wildflower Boutique in the Village on Venetian Bay and learned that shop owner Connie Sims is now the area’s exclusive carrier of the German

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Gala, an annual elegant soiree that raises money for the Humane Society Naples—not just because it’s an excuse to dress up, but because we can tote the ultimate accessories,

Furry fun at the Humane Society Naples’ ball includes an award for pet of the year.

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Family Ties She’s instantly recognizable for playing Casey Chapel Davenport on the sitcom Wings, but Amy Yasbeck has starred in more than 10 movies and dozens of TV roles to date. She also attracted attention when her husband, actor John Ritter, died from an aortic dissection in 2003. Yasbeck leads the NAMI Collier County Walk ( on March 23. —Kat Smith NI: What’s your favorite role so far? Yasbeck: Maid Marian in Mel Brooks’ Robin Hood: Men in Tights. I was working with not just Mel Brooks, but Richard Lewis, Dave Chappelle, Tracy Ullman, Cary Elwes… Every day, it was “Okay, take off your chastity belt and go home,” and I would say no. I’d change into my jeans and hang around and watch Mel direct. How did you discover Naples? My sister, Ann, lives in Fort Myers, and we

went to Florida to see her in 2002. My late husband, John, my daughter, Stella, and I went to Disney World, and then we went to Naples. I have been there two other times. My other sister, Patty, lives in Bonita Springs, and we always end up in Naples, Napling it up. Tell us about your connection to NAMI. My sister Patty has been involved with NAMI for a number of years. Our mother was bipolar. It was the pre-understanding mental illness era. When we were growing up and our mother was ill, we were learning it on the frontlines and in real time. Like anything else, once the taboo is tamed, and the more things come out into the light, it’s very helpful. Organizations like, and especially, NAMI, help families and support people with mental illness. … It puts the NAMI in phe-NAMI-nal! What are you working on now? Webisodes for called Little Women, Big Cars, about carpool moms. And I run the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health and the John Ritter Research Program in Houston. I just started an art website, the John Ritter Foundation Gallery (, where artists sell original art and prints, with a big hunk of proceeds going to the foundation.


The hunky and philanthropic quarterback Tim Tebow will be the toast of many when he visits to headline the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series on the 9th. ( Novak Djokovic

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Doggone Creative The famous painting of Target’s mascot Bullseye that decorates the company’s merchandise is a stroke of genius by local artist Amy Brazil. Brazil paints dogs because she loves them. She wants you to look at her work, stop and laugh—and

Natural Talent Brazil says, “Dogs are an international symbol of love and devotion, family and unity. They are my inspiration.”

Rachel Miner’s primary goal as a Conservancy of Southwest Florida naturalist is to be a great educator. The FGCU graduate assists with outreach programs to Collier and Lee County schools and works with adult groups and schools that tour

hopes you look again. “My efforts revolve around

the renovated Conservancy Nature Center. (The

a realistic painting of a dog while incorporating a

grand opening celebration is Earth Day weekend.)

contemporary or abstract background,” she says.

She enjoys guiding people through the Dalton

Brazil then adds another dimension with crystals,

Discovery Center, which has exhibits on local eco-

metals and semiprecious stones. Her giant Paw

systems and animal life. Stints at Florida’s Mote

Prints relief graces the building of the Humane

Marine Laboratory, Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Society Naples for which she is the featured

and Marineland Dolphin Adventure and Chicago’s

artist. Up next: She’s filming an animated movie,

John G. Shedd Aquarium gave her a wealth of

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knowledge she is eager to share. —C.W.

Museum-Minded Recently named director and chief curator of the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, Frank Verpoorten brings more than 15 years of experience at cultural institutions across the globe. The Brussels native most recently served as Cultural Attaché for the Representation of the Government of Flanders (Belgium) to the United States. He has held curatorial roles at New York’s verpoorten says, “I am incredibly impressed by the level of interest in and curiosity about the arts that exists in Naples.” 46  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

Museum of Modern Art, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Dahesh Museum of Art. Verpoorten knows his new workplace is a world-class facility, and he’s seeking out partnerships here and abroad to “result in truly dynamic and thoughtprovoking exhibitions and programs.” —C.W.

“I want visitors to leave knowing more about Florida’s environment,” Miner says. “I hope to inspire them to help play a role in protecting these vital ecosystems.”

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Trends Come Slither Serpents take the spotlight. By Katherine Lande

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2013 is the Year of the Snake, and the fashion world is in its full embrace. To wit: the Naga bracelet from Van Cleef & Arpels (Naples) features diamonds, tourmalines, sapphires and emeralds set in 18-karat white gold. Turn the page for more serpentine looks.

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Accessories that are sealed with a hiss.

sLink away 18-karat gold snake necklace ($10,500), Elsa Peretti, Tiffany & Co., Naples

coil up 18-karat rose gold bracelet with cognac diamonds ($8,300), Roberto Coin, Hamilton Jewelers,

jungle fever Printed Hera bag ($2,195), Roberto Cavalli,

tribal bands Arpege multicolored heel ($865), Manolo Blahnik, Marissa Collections, Naples raw hide Tobacco snakeskin


python power

double-buckle bracelet with rockstuds ($395), Valentino, Marissa Collections, Naples

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Cool hue Multicolored snakeskin clutch ($3,400), Lanvin, Marissa Collections, Naples

Rattle on Dream sandal in natural gloss elaphe with tassels and coins ($1,495), Jimmy Choo, ​ 50  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

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A WEEK OF CHIC Young, edgy, cool. Who would have thought those words would be used to describe Naples? Sashay on over to the inaugural Florida Fashion Week.




high-energy hybrid of fashion, food and cultural expression lights up Bayfront April 1 to 7, as Florida Fashion Week ( means seven nights of special

events designed to enthrall stylistas of all stripes. Dave Soko, a California-based entertainment entrepreneur, is bringing the extravaganza to the city, saying it is “an event designed to elevate Naples’ fashion and culture by creating a platform for presentations on local, national and international levels, as well as providing education, funding and support.” In true Naples style, part of the proceeds will benefit Make a Wish Southern Florida and St. Matthew’s House.

n  April 1: Opening Night, a kick-off party with cocktails and

n  April 2: Spirits of Fashion will have local bartenders, three

dinner, models, designers and live entertainment. rotating bar stations with a “mixologist of the hour,” passed food bites, and an after-party offering Champagne, an oyster and bacon station, and libation sampling.

n  April 3: A private VIP dinner at Stoney’s Steak House.

n  April 4: The Fashion of Food, an edible art experience

created by well-known local chefs plus a wine tasting.

n  April 5: Glamour & Glow, the signature event that has been

shown in California and Las Vegas involving black light, body paint and glowing art.

n  April 6: Florida Fashion Week Runway Shows of the spring

2013 collections by featured designers carried in Naples boutiques, along with live music, a DJ and a VIP after-party on a villa rooftop overlooking Naples Bay.

n  April 7: Trunk Show and Shopping, a special sale in which

the designers will offer their merchandise before it is available to the public. u 52  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

A preview party held in January offered a sense of what Florida Fashion Week has in store. Clockwise from top left: Sweet-andspicy ahi tuna poke cones from Crave Culinaire; event founder Dave Soko; party host Kristen Weardon and chef Brian Roland; featured shoe designers with models; a catwalk look; treats by Naples Cupcake Company; a fashion show outfit; a model painted for the black-light display.



Herrera’s sketch and the final cut being modeled in Naples (left), along with other catwalk shots from the Saint Ann’s event (below).

RUNAWAY SUCCESS Carolina Herrera is not just a designer, she’s a fashion icon. At 74 years old, the Venezuelan-born winner of the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s lifetime achievement award is the picture of poise, grace and creative energy—and she shows no signs of slowing down. She visited Naples this season to present her Spring 2013 collection at a luncheon hosted by the Saint Ann School Foundation and Saks Fifth Avenue that raised $250,000 for scholarships. Hundreds of philanthropic and fashion-forward Neapolitans were on the edge of their seats at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts to glimpse Herrera and her gorgeous designs (available now at Saks Fifth Avenue). —Dorothea Hunter Sönne

NI: What influences characterize this collection?

You have been in business since the ’80s. What do you

HERRERA: It is about movement and fluidity. You see

think has contributed to your staying power?

the dresses start with movement. It’s also very feminine.

Women like to wear my clothes because they feel special

I used a lot of colors, and the prints were made especially

wearing them, and the designs are not so based on trends.

for the collection.

Trends tend to make women look like they are wearing a uniform, like everybody is wearing the same thing. I think

How has your style evolved, and what’s your take on it?

when they wear Carolina Herrera, they want to feel different.

It’s fun. It’s like being a painter. You know—you change,

I hope so. Fashion changes but style remains.

you experiment using different things. The main thing about fashion is the newness. Fashion is for your eyes, to please

How do your clothes work for Floridians in particular?

your eyes. It has to be fun, and it has to be easy to wear.

They are for the real woman who wants to look sophisticated, chic and elegant. She is also an active woman who is traveling and on the go. I tried to do this collection with that person in mind, and I think it is a very good fit for Naples. Plus I think dressing here should be about colors and movement; my spring line was all about that, so it’s perfect for Naples. What does philanthropy and giving back mean to you? I came here to support the school. It’s not because I think I have to do it. I do it because I feel about the charities that


I am involved with, and this is one that I like very much.


What do you consider your greatest achievement? My greatest achievements are my four daughters, my 12 grandchildren and my two great-grandchildren. u





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Dressing to Impress For our annual fashion issue, award-winning couturier Zang Toi shares his tips on how to shine. By Dorothea Hunter Sönne


he charismatic designer, who is

But don’t overlook the power of color.

rarely seen without a smile on his

“This season especially is all about lilac

face, is famous for his beautiful,

and ice. Ice lilac, ice pink, ice yellow—

hand-sewn confections with details like

essentially pastels, but ‘ice’ is a sexier

thousands of Swarovski crystals dotting

way of saying it—and a lot of my clothes

the edge of a cashmere wrap. He’s also

actually have an added layer of ice with

known for his endearingly offbeat personal

sequins and crystals.”

style, regularly seen sporting tiny diamond

Take advantage of your surroundings.

hair clips and Scottish kilts. He has a soft

“Add a fresh flower to your hair. That natu-

spot for our town, coming through often,

ral element will make your look pop. And

and appreciates our affinity for fine fash-

go big. Have one giant bloom or a bunch

ion. When he was showing his Spring 2013

of smaller ones.”

line at Nordstrom (you can still preview and order it there), we asked for his top tips on dressing to the nines and the key to get heads turning on the social scene. Embrace white. “For Floridians, I’m the biggest fan of white. For evening, for daytime. And winter white is the most luxuri-

“This season especially is all about lilac and ice. Ice lilac, ice pink, ice yellow—essentially pastels, but ‘ice’ is a sexier way of saying it.”

ous way to wear it.” Pay attention to details. “Beautiful beading on an otherwise plain shirt or a fur trim on a monochromatic sweater gives off an extra element.” Do not be shy. “If you have a great body, wear as short of a skirt as you can! And if you’re sensitive about something, avoid totally masking it. For example, find a dress or shirt that’s sleeveless but has a drape near the arms to show a hint of skin but also give coverage.” Be aware of comfort. “It’s in the balance. You want to look and feel good. If you’re going to an outdoor gala and there’s a breeze, rather than wearing a shawl, put on a wrap with sleeves. I’ve been making them consistently since the ’90s because they are so great. They won’t slide off, and you can throw the longer sides across your chest if you’re cold. And try wearing it backwards! It gives a completely different look, one that’s elegant but will be sure to make people do a double take.” u 58  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

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The Fifth Element During the past several months, Fifth Avenue South (FAS) has boomed with a rush of new restaurants, an expansion to its iconic inn and a concerted effort by the street’s occupants to make it a good-times-for-all destination. Stroll the downtown main drag with us, and start making plans to shop, dine and be entertained. (


The Inn on Fifth has expanded with Club Level Suites in a brand new building.

Suite View A longtime fixture, the Inn on Fifth ( has been busy, busy, busy revamping and expanding for modern times. In addition to a redesign of the original hotel, the property branched out across the street to a sparkling new building with 32 cool, contemporary Club Level Suites (left). Discerning out-of-towners will love the roomy, luxurious accommodations and amenities (buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails in a private lounge), but even locals would enjoy an overnight stay, especially when there’s a party going on (like St. Paddy’s Day!) to get the perfect perch on a suite’s terrace for a bird’s-eye view of the show below.

Marching Orders The avenue plays host to parties all year, including the Evening on Fifth (coming up March 14) with live music and other entertainment. This month one of the best-loved holidays also hits the street: St. Patrick’s Day. The thirty-fifth annual parade (— the largest privately funded parade in Florida—winds along FAS March 16. It attracts 40,000 spectators for the “wearing o’ the green” and a celebration of Irish heritage. Revelers pack McCabe’s Irish Pub & Grill ( and extra to partake of corned beef, cabbage and shepherd’s Harp Ale and live tunes by West of Galway, Derek Trenholm Band, Cliff Erikson, and the Harp and


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n  Pazzo! ( for yummy butternut squash ravioli. n  Dolce & Salato Italian Bistro & Food Boutique ( for a laid-back lunch or a slice of pear and chocolate pie.

n  Alberto’s on Fifth ( for elegantly presented dinners.

pie, along with the essential Guinness Stout,

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Ireland’s patron saint gets a lot of attention, but St. Joseph’s Day, March 19, is observed by many Italian-Americans. To celebrate, head to:

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Fifth Avenue South (FAS) beats with the pulse of Naples. Sweet Talk There’s something about a languid afternoon on the beach (conveniently accessible from the west end of Fifth Avenue South) that fires up appetites. When a sugar craving takes hold, these spots are to the rescue: n  Grace & Shelly’s Cupcakes (graceandshellys bakes a brown sugar caramel Treat that is our particular brand of kryptonite. n  Adelheidi’s Organic Sweets (239-304-9870) offers crepes and baked goods, but nothing beats the gelato on a sunny day, especially in exciting flavors (avocado, chocolate chili, lavender). n  Abbott’s Frozen Custard ( serves the frosty indulgence, but also houses the Mon“Key” Bread Factory ( Anyone who hasn’t tried a warm, gooey Key lime Mon“key”buntz simply hasn’t lived. n  Cafe LurÇat ( whips up fabulous cuisine, but we secretly wish we could start with dessert—the restaurant is known for its warm, irresistibly cute little sugar-cinnamon donuts.

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The beautiful Sugden Community Theatre (above) is the jewel in the crown of the FAS arts scene. It is home to The Naples Players (, a critically acclaimed community group that reaches a major milestone this month—its sixtieth anniversary, which will be feted at a glittering gala fundraiser March 18 at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. The remaining shows this season include The Producers, through March 30; The Mousetrap, April 17-May 11; and The Clean House, March 27-April 30. The Sugden’s stage is also where Classic Chamber Concerts ( performs during season; the March 4 and 11 acts feature the Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra.

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The continentally chic Marilyn Hellman shares her savvy and fashion sense via seminars open to the public at her eponymous boutique, Marilyn’s Distinctive European FashMarilyn Hellman ion ( On March 13, Hellman gives guests her secrets on “How to Accessorize French Couture” and discusses how to maximize and personalize a designer wardrobe to create a signature look. When we last checked in with the style maven, she was in Paris and on the way to Milan. “I am buying hats for a Derby Hat Party at the shop in March,” she revealed. The store will host the spring hat preview with toppers from France, Italy, the United States and other countries along with expert advice on etiquette, and served with Champagne, March 20-22.

Rock Stars For fine jewelry, FAS packs a scintillating punch. two locations of Provident Jewelry ( carry stunners by Bez Ambar, Chopard and more (like the jade number pictured). Port Royal Jewelers (, where owner William Boyajian designs unique pieces, touts a gorgeously remodeled showroom, and Schmitt Jewelers (239-2624251) is a third-generation family shop. the New kid on the block, Shannon Green Collection (, has a global trove of one-of-a-kind jewels, as well as gems by India Hicks. 64  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED




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Chef Keith Casey’s sophisticated renditions of American classics, like the Zinfandel braised short ribs pictured here, lure diners to his intimate boîte, KC American Bistro ( in North Naples. But like any successful business owner, he sought ways to grow, and this month marks an expansion tripling the size of his dining room. The menu will stay the same, and the only difference is that you’ll have less of a wait for one of the coveted tables.


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Low-cal—but definitely not low on flavor—menu options When living in Florida (or visiting), it’s hard not to think about the calories in whatever you’re eating. We’d all love to have a steady diet of fried calamari, spaghetti carbonara and chocolate mousse and be bikini ready, but in adulthood something’s gotta give. A trend we’ve seen lately that has really taken root is printing calorie counts on menus. Starbucks and other quick-serve joints need to do it by law, but the ethos has worked its way into fine-dining establishments, too, in order to denote dishes under 500 calories (roughly a third of an adult’s total daily food intake). We were thrilled when Seasons 52 (239-594-8852) brought its concept to Naples last year. The sleek eatery uptown is completely based on the idea that indulgence doesn’t need to be sinful. Every item served is under 475 calories, including a rich goat cheese ravioli and a handful of desserts, like mini Key-lime pie. Also new on the scene last year, Agave Southwestern Grill (239-598-3473), a venue by a local restaurateurs Don and Angela Smith, designates every dish that’s under 450 calories as well as ones that are under 250 calories. The zesty plates, like Peruvian ceviche and traditional Mexican tortilla soup, are some of the best we’ve tasted in town. Plus in late 2012 the restaurant rolled out special menus for gluten-free, vegetarian and low-carb diners. Ask for them when you arrive, or mention you’d like one when reserving a table, and the staff will automatically know to give you the special carte when you sit down. Last, but not least, on a recent excursion to Fifth Avenue South’s longtime upscale comfort food standby, Cafe Lurçat (239-213-3357), we spotted a “sub-500” category and enjoyed an excellent ahi tuna with lemon confit and ponzu. (FYI, also new: The restaurant is now only offering dinner service, except lunches during big daytime community events on the avenue.) —Dorothea Hunter Sönne

Bottoms Up at Bayfront The Naples Craft Beer Fest returns for a second year. With the official arrival of spring, a tasty, cool brew quaffed in the open air is super appealing. The Naples North Rotary Foundation, in partnership with Coastal Beverage, will quench the craving at the Second Annual Naples Craft Beer Fest ( on March 2 at Bayfront. There will be tastings of more than 60 beers from breweries across the country, plus food pairings from Agave Southwestern Grill, Avenue Wine Café, Boston Beer Garden, Chef Paul, South Street Bar & Grill, Tavern on the Bay, The Pub, Turtle Club and Wynn’s Market. Rocky Patel’s Burn cigar bar will also participate, and live music will complete the party. Entry fee includes drinks, food and a commemorative tasting glass. Cheers! —Kat Smith


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Quick Bite Steps away from KC American Bistro is Trattoria Abruzzo ( The storefront is not much to look at, with mismatched chairs and worn tile floors, but go on a weekend night, and you’re in for a treat: Aside from the freshly made pastas and open-air space, Italian singers draw a full house of convivial foodies.

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First Glimpse:

THE WINE LOFT Days after this independent small-plates eatery and wine bar opened up, we stopped by for a look. Absolutely packed and brimming with action, the vast indoor-outdoor set-up somehow maintains a cozy feel while still abuzz. We have high expectations, and we especially liked the peek-a-boo, double-sided counter with seats near the entrance and the curtain-draped group lounge area farther back. The prime Mercato location is one more reason we anticipate uncorking many a night there. ( —D.H.S.

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Drink of the Month: Let’s play a quick word association game: words to describe cocktails. Bitter, dry, sweet, strong—spicy? Yes, your faithful editrix was surprised, too, when she first sipped a peppery margarita on vacation in New York City last year. The tingling from the habanerosteeped libation left an impression, and she got hot under the collar realizing the new Masa ( is serving up a similar drink. The Margarita de Diabolita (right) isn’t just tequila with a twist. It’s a nuanced balance of hot pepper, ginger, lime, blood orange and pomegranate juice. And it had her chanting arriba all night long. —D.H.S.

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The 5th Avenue Coffee Company, a downtown institution pouring java to locals and tourists alike from its can’t-be-beat locale, got a fresh coat of paint, literally and figuratively. The owners, who took over in 2008, have slowly made alterations that culminated this year with the addition of 600 square feet to the space and a full kitchen. With the latter also came a new name, 5th Avenue Coffee Company & 6th Street Diner (, free WiFi, and an expanded menu with burgers, wraps and paninis. Some of the decor was left untouched to keep the Old Florida feel, like the retro weathered tables, original 1954 flooring and art deco façade. It’s open daily until at least 9 p.m. (10 p.m. on weekends), so grab a chair outside, have a bite and watch the passers-by. —D.H.S.

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Austrian Waltz

American palates dance to the notes of the Central European nation’s unique varietals. By Mark Spivak

Thanks to the splash Austria’s signature white, Grüner Veltliner, made on this side of the Atlantic some years back, the country’s wines are gradually claiming their rightful place in the American market. Grüner established a firm foothold in the United States in the late 1990s when it became a trendy fixture on wine lists in Las Vegas, where many of our country’s top sommeliers are located. At one point, Aureole in Mandalay Bay reportedly had 150 of them on its list of 4,000 selections. The trend has since receded, but Grüner is now part of our wine landscape. Much of its appeal is centered on its versatility with food. Grüner is a charm with fish and shellfish and is one of the few wines that play well with vegetables—even wineunfriendly ones, such as asparagus and artichokes. The wine comes in a variety of styles: The steep vineyards of the picturesque Wachau region produce a firm, mineral-based bottling, while the versions grown in Kremstal and Kamptal display spiciness and richer fruit. Grüner accounts for nearly one-third of vineyard plantings in Austria, although most of the wine is consumed locally when young. Leading producers include Hirsch, Willi Bründlmayer, Lenz Moser and Schloss Gobelsburg. While some bottles can fetch $35$40, the Hirsch Veltliner #1 is widely available for $18. Connoisseurs will tell you that Austrian Riesling is even better than Grüner, and this may be true. The grape thrives in the terraced vineyards of Wachau, where the soil and climate are similar to the Rhine Valley in many ways. The wine tends to be rich in texture, with intriguing hints of white pepper, and pairs well with fish in substantial sauces, as well as with white meats. Many of the wineries that make Grüner also produce Riesling. Excellent examples can be had from Loimer, Proidl and F.X. Pichler; prices begin at $10 and soar up to $65 for the best wines. When it comes to reds, most Americans are on unfamiliar ground, probably because the names of the grape varieties are somewhat unwieldy. Blaufränkisch (otherwise known as Lemberger) is capturing the attention of the public with a fresh, medium-bodied and juicy texture similar


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be adding diethylene glycol to make the wines taste sweeter. The industry shifted to dry white wines in the wake of that controversy, and the popularity of sweeter Austrian wine has only returned in the past decade. The best of these wines come from the eastern region of Lake Neusiedl (or Neusiedlersee), where climate conditions favor the incidence of botrytis, or “noble rot.” Producers such as Kracher and Hans Schwarz have been instrumental in returning the reputation of Austria’s dessert wine to its former glory, and the bottles are bargains compared to their German counterparts. That’s a development worth yodeling about. u

Clockwise from top left: A Loimer vineyard; barrels lined up at Schloss Gobelsburg; the Loimer cellar.

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First Class EPIC ETHIOPIA A helicopter safari over the East African nation’s highlands exposes intrepid souls to majestic landscapes and cultural treasures. daphne nikolopoulos

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There are many fine places in the world to have breakfast. On the plains of the Masai Mara after a predawn hot air balloon ride. On a balcony of the Plaza Athénée overlooking the Eiffel Tower. On a riverboat crossing the Chao Praya as the sun rises over gilded Thai temples.

By air visitors gain access to Ethiopia’s remotest regions, such as the Simien Mountains.



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From top: Bete Giyorgis, the most famous of Lalibela’s rock churches; a worshipper at Bete Golgotha; flying through the Tekezé River Valley en route to the Simien Mountains; Orthodox priests in front of Bete Maryam.


But nothing—I mean nothing—comes close to this. We are flying in a Eurocopter AStar through the Simien Mountains in the remotest stretch of Ethiopia, in and out of windswept gorges that make the Grand Canyon look like a gully. The pilot, Ben Simpson, a Briton living in Kenya who bears an uncanny resemblance to Robert Redford in Out of Africa, points to an insanely narrow outcropping and says, “How’s everybody feeling?” For a split second, I think he’s kidding. But then he brings the chopper down on

a strip about 10 feet wide with precipices dropping hundreds of feet on either side, landing dead center. The man is an artist. “Right,” he says as the rest of us exhale. “Coffee?” It’s a hell of a way to start the morning. We eat homemade donuts with Tigrayan smoked honey and sip strong java on the rooftop of Ethiopia, surrounded by basalt cliffs sculpted by the eternal winds. The air is vaguely perfumed with thyme, which grows wild in these mountains. A gentle breeze gives lift to the birds hovering above the canyon. We search for the rare Lammergeier vulture that sometimes circles this rock formation, but it is feeling shy today. We are far too awestruck to miss it. This improbable breakfast sums up the experience of a helicopter safari: It takes you to the uninhabited ends of the earth in an adrenaline-fueled flash journey that, paradoxically, seems to unfold in slow motion. A trip such as this one, organized and made seamless by UK bespoke travel company Journeys by Design (, is a must in a place like Ethiopia, where the distances are long and there is a vast amount of detail to take in. Traveling the highlands by road is flat compared to the 3D panorama of being inside the mountain ranges, next to the elemental layers of rock, seeing every fissure and shadow.

The Gheralta mountain range as seen through the Daniel Korkor cave church.

Before landing for breakfast, we spent the day in Gheralta, a high mountain plateau where monks built churches and monasteries into the sandstone caves as early as the fourth century, when Christianity first took hold in Ethiopia. The helicopter can land near eight of these, including Maryam Korkor and Daniel Korkor, nestled so deep within a high cliff they are barely discernible from the air, let alone the ground. Access is not for the faint of heart— think two-hour hike through rocky, vertical terrain—but it has its rewards: The churches have magnificent murals, tombs and architecture, all testaments to the spirit of the men who have tended them for centuries. After a night at the remote Gheralta Lodge (, built by an Italian couple to mimic a Tigrayan village (but with all modern conveniences), we take off for Lalibela and its legendary twelfth-century rock churches. Simpson circles above the town to give us an aerial glimpse of Bete Giyorgis, the church of St. George, chiseled of a single piece of rock in a perfect cruciform shape about 100 feet into the ground. From above, it looks like a jewel dangling in a dark void: a remark-

able feat of engineering and masonry. These 11 medieval churches, collectively a UNESCO World Heritage site, are carved with columns, arches and keyhole windows, and decorated with frescoes that remain brilliant to this day. They are connected by a network of trenches and subterranean tunnels, adding to the mystique. No amount of time seems enough in Lalibela, but the next morning we move on. Flying south to Addis Ababa, we make a detour through the Blue Nile Gorge, following the river as it cuts through an arid canyon. As we land on a pebbled shoreline near a farming village, women and children spill down a hillside to see what the commotion is.

Clockwise from center: Looking out from the cockpit; a priest and keeper of the keys on a cliff in Gheralta; Maryam Korkor church.



From left: Landing on the banks of the Blue Nile; approaching the world’s narrowest “helipad” in the Simiens.

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At first they look at us as if we’ve descended from outer space: five wind-burned creatures stepping out of a noisy craft that raises a frenzy of dust and rock as it touches down. We try to speak to them but they back off, suspicious of our intentions. In the end, it’s technology that binds us. I snap a few photos with my iPhone and show them. Emboldened by their giggles, I share photos of my children; in a tender gesture, one woman kisses my son’s photo on the phone.

Our lives may be worlds apart, but we are both mothers and that connects us on a fundamental level. On one hand, four days on the helicopter pass too quickly; on the other, the experience has been so rich, it feels like weeks have gone by. As a return visitor to Ethiopia, I can honestly say viewing the country from above and entering its untrammeled realms is like the difference between a gem in the rough and a polished View the “Wings Over one: a priceless treasure Ethiopia” video on brought to life. u




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I’ve never been one to quote poetry in my humble automotive scribblings. Maybe there was the odd bawdy limerick commencing with, “There once was a ... .” But never poetry of the deep and meaningful kind. Then I eased behind the wheel of the fearsome new MercedesBenz SLS AMG Roadster, caressed the blood-red starter button, fired up, drove off and spent the better part of a week tumbling head over heels in lust with this road-going, intercontinental ballistic missile. The love affair involved getting down on bended knee in front of the SLS and quoting, with hand on heart, the first line of that sentimental sonnet penned in 1845 by the English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning: “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” There are many, indeed. Here is the canvas-topped version of Mercedes’ thundering gullwing-doored SLS Coupe, a car I loved with equal passion when I first drove it a couple of years back. 82  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

Of course, that was after I recovered from the repeated concussions from whacking my head on those levitating doors, which don’t quite levitate high enough. There’s no such cranial-concussing problem with the SLS Roadster. Ease back on a center-console-mounted flap, and the threelayer fabric top whizzes back in a mere 11 seconds. This is truly the Usain Bolt of convertible tops. Stickerwise, you’ll pay $206,000 for the Roadster, which is $6,500 more than the Coupe. Choose from the laundry list of options that includes everything from the 1,000-watt Bang & Olufsen stereo ($6,400) to the carbon-fiber engine covers ($5,400) and you’ll easily get to the $231,325 price of our test car. But let me count the ways driving this topless SLS will have you quoting Ms. Browning’s second line: “I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.” Here, the love is one of sound. Folding the Merc’s top puts you front row and in direct earshot at one of the greatest rock concerts


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ever from the band “SLS and the Atomic Tail Pipes.” Rev the Merc’s hand-built, 6.3-liter, 583-horsepower, aluminum and magnesium V-8. Linda Blair in The Exorcist never had this many evil voices. It snaps and snarls, barks and bangs. And that’s just when you fire it up. For the full AC/DC-meets-Guns N’ Roses-meets-Metallica soundtrack, find yourself a curvy country backroad and have at it. As the revs soar, the big V-8 emits the most glorious deep, bellowy, NASCAR-esque thunder. This is the sound of Smokey Bear clearing his throat after winter hibernation or Alice Cooper gargling with chicken heads. But for the pièce de résistance, approach a tight curve, pull back once, twice on the steering column-mounted paddle shifters from 70 mph, revel in the 100-millisecond kick-down and listen in wonder to the staccato snap, crackle and pop played through those storm-drain exhausts. As you might expect, it goes like a bat out of hell. Zero to 60 mph is covered in a blistering, head-snapping, knee-trembling 3.6 seconds. Flat out, you’ll see the world go by at a whisker under 200 mph. Those light-switch-quick shifts are delivered from the SLS’s

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seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic. Playing tunes using those metallic paddle shifters is one of the great joys of driving this car. But driver, beware; this baby can bite. Get overenthusiastic with the right pedal mid-corner, and it’ll happily step out of line. Those 583 horseys break the traction of the almost foot-wide rear tires. A quick flick of the laser-precise, beautifully weighted steering will usually restore the status quo. Usually. There’s nothing nimble or delicate about this droptop SLS. This is no Ferrari, McLaren or Lamborghini. Here is a modern-day, hairy-chested muscle car in the vein of a ’70s big-block Corvette. It’s a blunt instrument in a world of precision supercars. And that’s part of its immense appeal. It’s one of the countless ways I adored driving it and went into mild depression when I handed back the keys. How do I love thee? Simply 583 horsepower ways. And counting. u

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Leading LADIES

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Paradise Coast native Jamie Magnus has an undeniable allure. She’s sweet, soft-spoken and beautiful (but doesn’t act like she knows it). Magnus also has an interesting story: She’s a model and a rocket scientist. Talk about opposites attracting. Since her days at Community School of Naples, she has posed for various magazines and fashion campaigns, and continues to do so for fun. Her day job, though, is equally if not more enthralling—to analyze flight data for Dream Chaser, a spacecraft being tested this year that is part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program carrying astronauts to the International Space Station. Living now in Colorado, Magnus finds any excuse to visit Collier County to spend time with family and friends, and enjoy the community she grew up in.

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What can’t you leave home without? My favorite necklace—it is a simple gold chain with the diamond from my grandmother's engagement ring. I’m wearing it now. Words to live by: “You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.” —Annie Dillard Hobbies: I was fortunate enough to get my pilot’s license at Naples Municipal Airport when I was 17 years old, and I love to be up in the air. Sweetest part of success: Waking up every morning knowing that I am doing what I have always wanted to do and having the job of my dreams. My grandpa always told me that when you love what you do, you never truly work a day in your life. What do you most miss about Naples when you’re not here? My family! Naples will always be home. Favorite place in town: Waterside Shops. I think I would like to be a fashion designer in my next life. How does it feel to be a “leading lady”? I am so very honored and humbled. I have worked really hard to get to where I am in my career, but never expected to be recognized for it. My only hope is that someday I can fully live up to it and inspire the next generation to aim high.


When Krista Fogelsong initially arrived in Southwest Florida, she knew she had found a place she loved. But it wasn’t until an opportunity to be closer to family up north pulled her away from an anchor post at FOX 4 (a position where Fogelsong earned the respect and trust of both Collier and Lee County residents) that she realized the Paradise Coast was indeed her home. Last year marked her return, and she couldn’t be happier. She’s now at the morning desk for NBC2 News Today, and the former night owl is grateful every minute—even waking up at 3 a.m. to host her first broadcast at 5 a.m.—and her fans are grateful, too. Name a woman who inspires you: My mom. She is selfless, always helping others and a great listener. Sweetest part of success: Being able to use my local celebrity status to help charities. I love giving back and meeting the friendly people here. I

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volunteer for groups including the David Lawrence Center, Bosom Buddies, Humane Society, Animal Refuge Center, American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, MDA and Multiple Sclerosis Society, to name a few. Describe your personal style in three words: Fun, flashy and fearless. Beauty essentials: MAC Blot Powder and Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine Super Spray (because it works and smells good). Guilty pleasure: White cake with white frosting, preferably wedding cake. Hobbies: I like to think of myself as a competitive sheller. My husband, friends, family and I will go out at the crack of dawn if it’s low tide to find good shells. We all compete to find the “shell of the day.” Describe your perfect Naples weekend: Lunch on Third Street South, a bike ride through Port Royal, dinner on Fifth Avenue South and then spending the rest of the time at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, enjoying the beautiful white sand and luxurious accommodations. What would people be surprised by about you? I got to sing the Ronnie Spector part of “Take Me Home Tonight” with Eddie Money at a concert in 2007 in North Fort Myers. Motto: From Abraham Lincoln: “Live a good life, and in the end, it’s not the years in the life, it’s the life in the years.”




Shannon Franklin has a passion for cinema, and it shows. She is a driving force behind the current influx of top-notch art films to Naples and the expanding reach of our cultural scene. After growing up here, Franklin relocated to the bright lights of Hollywood with her University of Florida theater degree in hand, and she spent 10 years acting, doing voice-over work and even co-founding a small film production company. When she and her husband decided to move to Naples in 2008, little did she know a return to her hometown would net the job of her life: A tiny film festival with big aspirations was starting up and needed help. Before she knew it, she was running the whole operation, which is celebrating its fifth year this fall. Her vision and ambition are putting it on the international map, and we caught up with her just before she jetted to the famous Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, to source and scout movies for the milestone anniversary program November 7 to 10 at Silverspot Cinema.

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What would people be surprised by about you? I have my Screen Actors Guild card, and one day I’d love to star in a Broadway musical and play drums in a rock band. Of course, I’d have to learn to play first! Hobbies: I pretty much live, sleep and breathe movies. Guilty pleasure: Spending a weekend catching up on my favorite TV shows. Best beauty advice: Always wear sunscreen. What would you bring to a desert island? Electricity, a Blu-ray player and my Apple TV. What’s on your bookshelf? I'm a voracious reader. On a daily basis I read the entertainment trades like Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, but for fun I love sci-fi, fantasy or anything supernatural. Most prized possession: A Murano glass love knot my husband and I found on our honeymoon in Venice. Hidden talent: Bowling! I played on a league when I was growing up. Stress reliever: Eating large amounts of dark chocolate. Early bird or night owl? These days… both! How does it feel to be a “leading lady”? When I came back to Naples, I had no idea what was in store. I get the opportunity to work with people excited about film, and I’m so proud of what we’ve built with the festival. Recognition like this is humbling. I feel very lucky. NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | MARCH 2013  89

Born and raised in Naples, Lili Montes loves it and is here for the long haul. Her zeal for the city is evident in Sea Salt, the ever-popular bastion of fine dining on Third Street South that she founded and runs with Fabrizio and Ingrid Aielli. Team Aielli’s winning recipe has worked as well on nearby hot spot Barbatella that Montes manages—it’s an Italian trattoria and super-chic wine bar that opened last season. When not seen at Sea Salt or Barbatella, Montes can be found spending time with the two Davids in her life: fiancé David Contreras, a wine entrepreneur and owner of Bottles of Naples, and her son David, 21. Words to live by: You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. Sweetest part of success: The ability to share my time, talents and treasures with

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others. Describe your perfect Naples weekend: The beach, boating and dinner with friends. What’s on your bookshelf? I love to read biographies. Real life stories are more interesting than fiction. How do you give back? I’m the president of the Training Kids Foundation; I inherited the position after the passing of its founder, Nane Kimijan. I also co-chair the Nane Kimijan Memorial Scholarship Fund with Ingrid [Kimijan’s sister]. Favorite quote: From Dr. Seuss: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” That simple quote got me through the most devastating period in my life. Guilty pleasures: Champagne and truffle fries. What can’t you live without? My iPhone. Last big social event on your calendar? The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest dinner and auction at Miromar Lakes. What would people be surprised by about you? I’m 100 percent Cuban. Name a woman who inspires you: My mom. She’s 84 and wears me out! She has a lot of energy and a great sense of style. What are you looking forward to? Turning 50 this summer. The most amazing ladies I know are over 50.




Part of a media dynasty with roots in Naples, Caroline Beasley could have easily relished the success built by her father. Instead, she pushed herself and joined him to lead the family’s national network of radio stations. She was instrumental in structuring the company’s IPO several years back, and she plays a key role in the broadcast group as it continues to flourish and expand. A dedicated daughter, wife and mother, Beasley is also deeply committed to giving back. In addition to the five Southwest Florida radio stations under the corporate umbrella that support local charities, Beasley herself is involved with philanthropic pursuits: She’s on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Broadcasters and a committee member for the Healthy Media Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls, plus she was recently named an honorary trustee of the National Alliance for Women in Media Foundation.

Caroline Beasley Executive vice president and CFO, beasley broadcast group

Motto: “Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.” I try to live by example. Favorite place in Naples: Home. Between work and travel, if I can get some quiet time at my house, I feel like I’m in heaven. What are you most proud of? My children. Daniel, 18, is a freshman at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Ilana, 15, is a sophomore at Community School of Naples. They are now beautiful young adults. What can’t you live without? Green tea. I have at least three cups a day! Stress relievers: I have two things: exercise for my physical and mental health, and I also love to listen to my daughter play the piano and sing. When I come home from a long day at the office, if she’s playing, it is very calming. Hidden talent: My mom taught me how to make biscuits, and I have finally mastered it. Now, I’m on to learning how to make her delicious homemade gravy. Foodie find in town: Giovanni’s by the Vineyards on Pine Ridge is our go-to place, whether we want a quick bite or a relaxing dinner.


For behind-the-scenes photos, see

Special thanks to Philip Douglas and his assistant, Heather Price, of Philip Douglas & Co. ( for hair and makeup styling throughout the story.

It is consistently good. Biggest inspiration: My dad. He has achieved so much in his lifetime, and through it all, he has never forgotten his roots. That is a lesson that really resonates with me, and it’s one that I hope will stay with my children. u


From Runway



Spring 2013 collections saw influences of every kind, including eras, cultures and a unique use of materials. Bring home the top five trends.

sixties MOD retro style is fashion-forward.

I’m totally in love with our new Miranda bag! It’s absolutely a must-have—so chic, practical and refined that you’ll be carrying it forever.

Black and white leather handbag, Chanel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples


Polka Noir ballerina flat, Stubbs & Wootton,

Palm large Miranda tote, Michael Kors, Marissa Collections, Naples chanel

Embellished handbag, Diane von Furstenberg,


louis vuitton

Watch with leather strap, Michael Kors, Marissa Collections, Naples

Vhernier catena polo necklace, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples

Prismick zigzag shoulder bag, Roger Vivier,

Color-blocked handbag, Fendi, special order, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples Strappy button-up leather wedge, Oscar de la Renta, Marissa Collections, Naples

Checked kitten heel, Louis Vuitton, Naples

marc jacobs


GO EAST Runways were hit by an asian invasion.

Dragon box clutch, special order, Emilio Pucci,

emilio pucci

Coral motif gold cuff, Kara by Kara Ross, special order, Marissa Collections, Naples


TOp 5 spring must-have accessories

Beth Kanfer, Senior Fashion Director, Accessories, Saks Fifth Avenue

1. Gladiator shoes 2. graphic black and white bags and shoes 3. handheld clutches and small bags 4. the collar necklace 5. retro-inspired sunglasses

Black leather gladiator sandal with gold hardware, Giuseppe Zanotti,

Jeweled tiger necklace, Roberto Cavalli, 96  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

Suede and leather bag, Ralph Lauren, Naples

Chaîne d’ancre Initiale TGM bracelet in silver and rose gold, Hermès, Naples

Show some skin Rock the leather in warmer weather.


Embellished white leather clutch, Salvatore Ferragamo, Naples

The leather sandalboots sensually unveil the foot and highlight the legs, adding an effortlessly cool and glamorous touch. Creative Director, Salvatore Ferragamo

—massimiliano giornetti


High gladiator flat leather sandal, Stuart Weitzman,

Graphic multicolored leather heel, Sergio Rossi, Navy leather tote with gold studded detailing and chain, Valentino, Marissa Collections, Naples


WOVEN MATTER straw ensembles make a splash off the beach. Woven straw tote with pom-poms, Tory Burch, Naples

tory burch

Charlotte Olympia flat with red flower,

Embroidered straw sun hat, Kate Spade, Naples Woven flat with sandal strap, Dolce & Gabbana,

Gold metallic leather and multicolored wedge, Coach, Naples

TORy burch’s jet-set essentials evian atomizer spray ipad with great playlists and books ● tory burch sunglasses ● smythson travel diary ● d. porthault baby pillow for the plane ● ●


dolce & gabbana

Arunashi ring and earrings, Marissa Collections, Naples Blue metallic shoulder bag, Burberry, Naples


burberry prorsum

Shine on in every color. RUNWAY PLAYLIST Burberry Prorsum SS 2013

“another love” tom odell “people help the people (rak studios session)” Birdy “Open Up Your Arms (Live)” Ren Harvieu “Walk On” Ren Harvieu

Mirror calfskin pump, Christian Dior,

Cayla clutch in orchid metallic watersnake, Jimmy Choo, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples

christian dior

Mint green leather wedge, Donna Karan,




Embark on a sartorial journey with a wild mix of prints and textures. PHOTOGRAPHY BY NAVID Shot by Naples Illustrated on location at Lion Country Safari.

Cropped lace camisole and A-line skirt, Derek Lam,; necklace, Lela Rose,; leopard stacked heels, Max Mara, Naples; Kenneth Jay Lane gold bracelets, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples; ring, Gucci, Naples. NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | MARCH 2013  101

Color-blocked leather top and skirt, Fendi,; Kara by Kara Ross bib necklace, Marissa Collections, Naples; bracelets and ring, Gucci, Naples; Kenneth Jay Lane earrings, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples; headband, Max Mara, Naples. Opposite page: Tie-dyed dress, beaded heel and fabric-gold pendant necklace, Tory Burch, Naples; Kenneth Jay Lane gold pendant necklace and statement ring, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples. 102  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED



Prabal Gurung printed peplum top, black and white skirt, prabalgurung .com; Kenneth Jay Lane gold pendant necklace and ring, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples; fabric-gold pendant necklace, Tory Burch, Naples. Opposite page: Pythonprint tunic and pants, Gucci, Naples; Kara by Kara Ross necklace with collar and Alexis Bittar acrylic bracelets, Marissa Collections, Naples; Ashley Pittman horn and turquoise bracelets, fragments .com; headband, Max Mara, Naples; ring, Gucci, Naples.


Antique cotton linen embroidered dress and enameled antique silver bracelet, Bottega Veneta, bottegaveneta,com; Alexis Bittar acrylic bracelets, Tom Ford sunglasses and Fendi headband, Marissa Collections, Naples.

Embellished sequin dress, Etro,; Herve Van Der Straeten necklace, Opposite page: Leopard-and-floral print dress, Max Mara, Naples; lace-up heels, Jimmy Choo,; ring, Gucci, Naples; Kenneth Jay Lane gold bracelets and Chanel handbag, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples.



Yigal AzrouĂŤl print dress with leather detailing, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples; leopard heels, Max Mara, Naples; Kara by Kara Ross bib necklace and bracelets, and Alexis Bittar acrylic bracelets, Marissa Collections, Naples; Ashley Pittman horn and turquoise bracelets, Fashion Editor: Katherine Lande Model: Natalia Borges, Wilhelmina, Miami Hair and Makeup: Tony Lucha, Lucha Studio, Miami Photography Assistant: Danny Ortiz Special thanks to Brian Dowling, curator at Lion Country Safari in West Palm Beach, and Strange Rover for the Land Rover (

Well Suited

Navigating the world of custom men’s Tailoring.

Made-to-order clothing can be intimidating. Even the suavest gent’s head could spin when asked to take control over every fabric, cut, button and lining (not to mention the anxiety pangs of decision fatigue often make the thought of starting the process a fleeting one). But whether you want bespoke, custom or made-to-measure, an expert clothier will guide you through each step along the way. No matter the final decision, the goal is the same: being the best-dressed man in the room. Old-world bespoke tailoring is the most personalized—and expensive—option in men’s suiting. Shorthand for “bespoken

for,” the centuries-old tradition founded on London’s famed Savile Row involves one single tailor crafting the suit from scratch. The process is time-consuming for both tailor and customer. A fully handmade two-piece suit can take more than 50 hours of sewing, and in-person fittings are required at each stage. Frank Rostron, a suit maker to the stars who lives in Naples, promises that patience will be rewarded. Fabric runs in his blood: His mother worked at a local cotton mill, and Rostron began selling bespoke shirts at the age of 19. By word of mouth, he grew his business into an internationally

By Lauren Daniels

Quick Facts All prices depend on the fabric selections and are for suits (custom shirts alone are considerably less); manufacturing time is the same for each, estimated at four to six weeks.

Bespoke: Price: upwards of $6,000. Multiple in-person fittings are required. Highly dedicated and personalized service is its hallmark; tailors often stay closely connected to clients for years on end.

Custom: Price: upwards of $3,000. This is a better option than bespoke for frequent travelers who still want a truly customized fit and seek to cultivate a strong bond with a tailor.

Made-to-Measure: Price: upwards of $1,000. On average, a garment of this kind costs 25 percent more than an offthe-rack suit. Make sure the retailer has a tailor in-house. You want the person taking the measurements to be as involved in the construction process as possible.


Essential dressing for Naples n  A


n  Four

suits (two evening and two daytime basics)

n  Sport

coats and slacks for everyday wear

Final Cut: the Anatomy of a suit English, American or Italian The classic English style typically has two buttons, a tapered waist and neat, slim shoulder pads. The armholes are higher than the American style, and the jacket is fastened at the waist, making the jacket appear longer. The English suit is the shape of most business attire. Modern and slim fit silhouettes that are de rigueur in fashion circles can be traced back to Italian roots. Trademarks of Italian tailoring include a sleek, close-to-the-body fit, jackets with fully padded shoulders and no vents in the back, and flapless pockets that de-emphasize the waist and draw the eye to the shoulder for a pronounced V silhouette. Popularized by the Ivy Leaguers of the 1920s, the American look is characterized by a three-button jacket closure and a more relaxed fit through the waist.


recognized brand with a store in London. After 42 years dressing Wall Street impresarios, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and celebrities (Harry Connick Jr. is among his fans), Rostron stepped away from the company he built and “retired” to Naples, where he continues to work with some of his most high-profile clients. “I missed my guys,” he says. Working closely with men for years and sometimes decades, Rostron has spent weddings, divorces and vacations with them—that’s how close a relationship people can develop with a tailor of his caliber. Custom tailoring, another option, may be a better route for those who want a fully customized garment but do not want the dedication of time or expense of bespoke tailoring. Like bespoke tailoring, the pattern for a custom suit is created from scratch and is unique to each customer. “A big part of my business is to educate my clients on how to select the right options so they are getting the best use out of them for their lifestyle,” says Joseph Wendt, owner of Joseph’s Custom Clothiers with locations in Naples and New York. After

Personal Ties: Frank Rostron’s Tips on Selecting a Tailor n  Ask around your personal and professional networks for recommendations. “You wouldn’t want to look in the Yellow Pages when you decide to spend $5,000 on a suit,” he says. n  Don’t underestimate the importance of getting along with your tailor. Rostron’s deep connections to his clients are the driving reason why he is semi-retired instead of fully retired. n  In this case, the cheapest option is not likely the best. Quality fabric is the cornerstone of a suit. He advises to ask what mills the tailor is working with; the finest are English and Italian.

selecting fabrics and discussing the desired fit, more than 30 measurements are transformed into a handmade suit by a group of master tailors. Wendt may be new to Naples (his boutique opened in 2011), but he is not new to the custom clothing business. The original location opened on New York’s Long Island in 1994, and Wendt has worked with the same group of craftsmen for the past 20 years. There’s no question a garment from his store or another like it will be of the highest quality, perfect for discerning, cosmopolitan customers. Made-to-measure, the last and most accessible and affordable option, is available in most high-end department stores and national brands, such as Brooks Brothers. The major point of difference between made-to-measure and other custom options is the pattern. Where bespoke and custom suits are hand-constructed from original patterns created for each customer, madeto-measure suits are machine-made based upon experienced fitters adjusting existing patterns. Rich Biegel, president of Peter Millar Tailored Clothing, sold at Nordstrom in the Waterside Shops, points out that customers will still have a pattern at the factory with their name on it for a fraction of the cost of other custom options. In the end, though, it’s a matter of finding the right fit for you. u

RESOURCES IN NAPLES Brooks Brothers (239-254-7921) Élevée Fine Clothing and Golf (239-280-0266) Frank Rostron ( Joe Genta of Gulfshore Clothier (239-450-8437) John Craig Clothier (239-434-2115)

Joseph’s Custom Clothiers (239-530-0070) Marissa Collections (239-263-4333) Mondo Uomo (239-434-9484) Nordstrom (239-325-6100) Ralph Lauren (239-594-8116) Saks Fifth Avenue (239-592-5900)


POWER Today’s highest-performance sports cars combine brawn and beauty in one hot, fast package.



In the ’70s, the world’s most powerful and stylish cars, like Ferrari’s Daytona and Lamborghini’s Miura, packed a heady 350 horsepower. Today, you can buy a Ford Mustang with 650 horsepower and a Chevy Camaro with 550 horses. For our annual fashion issue, we look at 10 of the most potent—and super-sleek— hypercars available. Are you ready to see and be seen commanding 1,350 horses?

King of the Hill

POWERFUL DETAILS Engine: 8-liter quad turbo W-16 Power: 1,200 horsepower at 6,400 rpm Torque: 1,106 pound-feet at 3,0005,000 rpm Transmission: 7-speed automatic 0-60: 2.5 seconds Top speed: 255 mph Price: $2.3 million

BUGATTI Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse What you have here is quite simply the world’s fastest, most powerful production convertible money can buy. With an insane 1,200 horsepower delivered by Bugatti’s 8-liter, 16-cylinder, quad-turbo nuclear reactor, this latest Veyron can zoom from standstill to 60 mph in an incomprehensible 2.5 seconds. While this same engine punched a Veyron Super Sport coupe to a record top speed of 267.81 mph last year, in the interest of follicle protection, Bugatti rightly tames the Vitesse’s top speed to a Hair Club For Men-approved 255 mph. Alas, with the carbon-fiber hardtop removed and abandoned at home (there’s no place for it inside the vehicle), the car’s aerodynamics go to pot, so you won’t go much faster than 233 mph. But let’s not forget at that speed, the world screams past at a staggering 341 feet every second. Rumor has it this $2.3 million Grand Sport Vitesse—French for “speed,” which seems a little redundant—is the grand finale of the car that changed how we define sports cars when it debuted back in 2003. Grab yours while you can.


The Texas Tearaway HENNESSEY Venom GT Spyder Usually, when a gentleman of a certain age drops $1.1 million on an outrageously quick supercar, your first thought is probably divorce or midlife crisis—or both. But when the sexagenarian is Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler, you think, “That’s cool.” Tyler drove off into the Malibu sunset in the very first Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, a new targa-topped version of Texas-based Hennessey Performance Engineering’s insanely fast, obscenely powerful 1,244-horsepower Venom GT supercar. While the Venom is loosely based on the tiny-tot Lotus Elise, it’s as different as night and day. It’s nearly three feet longer and almost six inches wider, and its wheelbase stretches nearly 20 inches to accommodate Hennessey’s manic twin-turbo 7-liter Corvette-based V-8. And this new carbon-bodied Venom GT Spyder defines “manic.” Tipping the scales at just 1,244 kilos (that’s 2,743 pounds) and with John Hennessey’s mantra of “one horsepower for every kilo of weight,” the car’s performance is mind-blowing. Off the line, 60 mph comes up in just 2.5 seconds, while top speed— still estimated right now—should be in the region of 275 mph. Our two-word recommendation for Mr. Tyler: heart medication.

POWERFUL DETAILS Engine: 7-liter twin turbo V-8 Power: 1,244 horsepower at 6,500 rpm Torque: 1,200 poundfeet at 5,500 rpm Transmission: 6-speed manual 0-60: 2.5 seconds Top speed: 275 mph (estimated) Price: $1.1 million

POWERFUL DETAILS Engine: 6-liter twin turbo V-12 Power: 720 horsepower Torque: 737 pound-feet Transmission: 7-speed automated manual 0-60: 3 seconds Top speed: 225 mph (estimated) Price: $1.3 million

Italian stallion PAGANI Huayra Its chassis is made from titanium-infused carbon fiber. Its 720-horsepower V-12 engine is handmade especially for the car by Mercedes’ AMG division. It has eight exhaust tailpipes. Oh, and it’s built by a company you’ve probably never heard of. This is the Pagani Huayra, pronounced “why-ra” and loosely meaning “God of the winds” in Quechua. An Argentine businessman-cum-car-designer named Horacio Pagani lovingly bolts it together in Modena, Italy. Pagani has been building midengined, scissor-doored supercars since the late ’90s. His first was the wild-child Zonda, of which more than 200 were built. 118  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

The Huayra takes the Zonda to the next level of driving thrills, using active aerodynamics—little flaps at each corner that, much like an F-16 fighter jet, move independently and alter the down force. Important stuff when you’re blasting into a sweeping righthander at the Nürburgring at 175 mph. And the Huayra does blast. With its midmounted 6-liter AMG twin-turbo V-12 with a full head of steam, it’ll reportedly streak from standstill to 60 mph in around three seconds and won’t quit till the speedo is kissing the 225-mph mark. If you have $1.3 million burning a hole in your chinos, Mr. Pagani will happily put you on the waiting list for his new baby, though deliveries stateside won’t start until summer.

POWERFUL DETAILS Engine: 5-liter twin turbo V-8 Power: 1,140 horsepower at 7,100 rpm Torque: 885 pound-feet at 4,200 rpm Transmission: 7-speed automated manual 0-60: 2.9 seconds Top speed: 273 mph (estimated) Price: $2.5 million

Super Swede KOENIGSEGG Agera R Count from one to 21. Now imagine searing from zero to 186 mph, standing on the brakes and slamming back to zero in 21.19 seconds, to be precise—a new Guinness World Record. Now that’s supercar performance. The Koenigsegg Agera R, Sweden’s newest and finest, shattered this production car record with ease. This $2.5 million carbon-fiber projectile is the creation of Christian von Koenigsegg. Since the early 2000s, he’s been cranking out amazing speed machines considered by supercar aficionados as some of the most sophisticated and technically advanced in the business. The Agera R is a true performance blunt instrument. It gets its

considerable power from a longitudinally midmounted, race-spec 5-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 developed in-house by Mr. K. Depending on what kind of fuel you put in its tank—it’s happy to run on ethanol—the big V-8 can crank out an almighty 1,140 horses and more than 800 pound-feet of axle-bending torque. Foot to the floor, that translates to zero-to-60 sprinting in 2.9 seconds and a flat-out top speed claimed to be in the region of 273 mph. In the words of those other Swedish legends, ABBA, “Mamma Mia!”

Great Dane ZENVO ST1 50S The nightmare for any supercar owner is to roll up to the valet stand and find there’s an identical model right in front. That’s not going to happen if you sign on the dotted line for a $1.8 million Zenvo ST1. The teeny Danish car maker plans to produce a mere 15 of its 1,104-horsepower two-seaters for the world’s mega rich, and only three will end up in the United States. Why buy a Zenvo when you could buy a Bugatti Veyron? One word: exclusivity. If you have money to burn, chances are you want something no one else has. And it’s the exclusivity and low, low production that supposedly justify the car’s sky-high sticker price. Not that there’s a lack of sophistication here. The car’s chassis is a racecar-like space frame of welded steel tubing clad with carbon-fiber panels. Its monster supercharged and turbocharged V-8, built in-house at Zenvo, is a 16-valve 7-liter not too dissimilar to the motor used in Chevy’s ZR1 Corvette. But boy, does it fly. The big V-8 cranks out a massive 1,104 horsepower and 1,053 pound-feet of torque, lunging the featherweight 3,000-pound ST1 from rest to 60 mph in fewer than three seconds, to 120 mph in fewer than nine and on to a claimed top speed of 230 mph. No longer is Hamlet the most fearsome Dane.

POWERFUL DETAILS Engine: 7-liter turbocharged and supercharged V-8 Power: 1,104 horsepower at 6,900 rpm Torque: 1,053 pound-feet at 4,500 rpm Transmission: 7-speed manual 0-60: 2.9 seconds Top speed: 233 mph (estimated) Price: $1.8 million NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | MARCH 2013  119

POWERFUL DETAILS Engine: 6.3-liter V-12 Power: 730 horsepower at 8,250 rpm Torque: 509 pound-feet at 6,000 rpm Transmission: 7-speed automated manual 0-60: 3 seconds Top speed: 212 mph (estimated) Price: $330,000

Bella Macchina FERRARI F12 Berlinetta This beast is a beauty. While supercars can often look like the manic creation of a five-year-old with an Etch A Sketch, here is absolute automotive gorgeousness in the jaw-dropping shape of the new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Every curve, every crease, every brushstroke is a joy to behold. And then, when you’re about to get all poetic about its style, you fire it up. Yowza. Nestled beneath that sculpted hood is a new 6.3-liter, naturally aspirated V-12 that conjures up an almighty 730 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of tire-frying torque. Here is the most powerful, naturally aspirated series-production car on the planet, the most potent Ferrari road car ever built. Automotive nirvana is this megamotor hitting its 8,700 rpm redline. The scream, the howl, the roar,

the sheer wall of sound is enough to make a grown man, or woman, sob uncontrollably. All this power being transferred to the seven-speed dual-clutch rear transaxle translates into a three-second lunge to 60 from standstill and a top speed of 212 mph. There’s no firm price tag on the F12, but we’re reckoning around $330,000 when it lands in the United States for consumers in the spring—although we did get a look at the first ever sold throughout the world at the Naples Winter Wine Festival auction in January, where it fetched $750,000.

Raging Bull

POWERFUL DETAILS Engine: 6.5-liter V-12 Power: 700 horsepower at 8,250 rpm Torque: 507 pound-feet at 5,500 rpm Transmission: 7-speed automated manual 0-60: 2.8 seconds Top speed: 217 mph (estimated) Price: $387,000


LAMBORGHINI Aventador LP 700-4 Always dreamed of flying a fighter jet but are afraid of heights? Here’s your dream come true: Lamborghini’s new Aventador. This 700-horse V-12-engined projectile is nothing less than a road-going attack fighter. You even start it by flipping up a red plastic flap with your thumb and pressing the start button, just as if you were strafing the enemy. This replacement for the brutal Murciélago delivers even greater levels of performance and handling. Pedal to the metal and with all-wheel drive delivering power to the blacktop, the Aventador will explode off the line to 60 mph in a mere 2.8 seconds, cover the quarter-mile in 10.6 and not quit till it’s low-level flying at 217 mph. Motivation comes from an all-new, super-lightweight 6.5-liter V-12 that is deliriously happy to scream all the way to its 8,250 rpm redline. It’s coupled to a seven-speed automated manual that can shift gears in a blink-of-an-eye 50 milliseconds. But it’s the way the Aventador handles itself at the limit that really sets it apart from its predecessor. Compared to the Murciélago, the new carbon-fiber chassis is some 150 percent stiffer, its suspension design and traction control systems way more sophisticated. If you can’t quite stretch to a Bugatti Veyron, this new Aventador runs a close second.

Aiming to be the world’s fastest SSC Tuatara In 2007, a little company from West Richland, Washington, called Shelby SuperCars, set a Guinness World Record production car speed of 256.18 mph with its 1,183-horsepower Ultimate Aero, unseating the benchmark Bugatti Veyron. While Bugatti eventually grabbed back the record with its Veyron Super Sport, recording 258 mph, Shelby’s credentials as a bona fide supercar builder were established. Next year, Shelby SuperCars—now renamed SSC and no relation to car design legend Carroll Shelby—will introduce a new car that could well recapture the top-speed crown. Called the SSC Tuatara, it will pack a staggering 1,350 horsepower and have a targeted top speed of 276 mph. It’s powered by an SSC-designed and built 7-liter twin-turbo V-8 that reportedly will rev to an insane 9,200 rpm, blast from standstill to 60 mph in an unthinkable 2.5 seconds and run the quarter-mile in 9.75 seconds. While the Ultimate Aero always looked a little “kit car-ish,” the Tuatara has been shaped by talented designer Jason Castriota, who has done terrific work at Pininfarina and Bertone. The plan is for the first SSC Tuataras to be delivered early this year, and while there’s no firm pricing yet, expect something over $700,000. All we can say is: Bugatti, beware.

POWERFUL DETAILS Engine: 7-liter twin turbo V-8 Power: 1,350 horsepower at 9,200 rpm Torque: 1,042 pound-feet at 6,800 rpm Transmission: 7-speed manual 0-60: 2.5 seconds Top speed: 276 mph (estimated) Price: $700,000 (estimated)


All gone in sixty seconds ASTON MARTIN One-77 Before you ask: No, you can’t buy one. Well, at least not from the factory. But when everything these days has a price, if you make the right call to the right man and with the right wire transfer, you might just acquire one of the 77 Aston Martin One-77 supercars. If that fails, try eBay. What $1.8 million would buy you is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful cars ever created. Think of an original Aston Vanquish on steroids, from its air-gulping grille to its vast blistered wheel arches to the gorgeous sweep of its roofline. And this is all about old-school, low-tech brute force. Under the hood is a massive, naturally aspirated 7.3-liter V-12 cranking out a staggering 750 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. Delivering all this grunt to the rear wheels—no fancy all-wheel drive here—is a positively retro six-speed, single-clutch automated manual. Dial up 4,000 rpm on the tach, foot off the brake and the One-77 will lunge to 60 in 3.5 seconds and continue delivering its tsunami of torque all the way past 200 mph. That’s probably the speed at which the Aston’s price will soar over the next decade. Talk about a terrific investment. 122  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

POWERFUL DETAILS Engine: 7.3-liter V-12 Power: 750 horsepower Torque: 553 pound-feet Transmission: 6-speed automatic 0-60: 3.5 seconds Top speed: 220 mph Price: $1.8 million

Cool Britannia MCLAREN 12C Spider Has it really been three years since McLaren pulled the wraps off its coupe-bodied MP4 12C? My, how time flies. But it’s time for the Brit supercar maker to deliver what its buyers really want: a droptop convertible version. The delicious 12C Spider—McLaren seems to have thankfully dropped the MP4 bit—costs an extra $23,950 over the coupe, taking the price to $265,750. Nevertheless, this newcomer is expected to account for well over 80 percent of 12C sales. At the punch of a button, the electrically folding two-piece hardtop can be levitated or lowered in just 17 seconds and at speeds up to 19 mph. Top down is all the better for hearing the car’s screaming 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8. And what an engine. For 2013, it received a welcome power hike, conjuring up an extra 24 horsepower to bring the tally up to 616 horsepower with max torque right at 442 pound-feet. Now when you bury the accelerator, 60 mph comes up from standstill in 3.1 seconds, while flat out it’ll run to 204 mph. But where the McLaren sets itself apart from the competition is in the truly phenomenal way it handles itself at the limit. Many high-powered go-karts don’t feel this agile. It may not look as pretty or feel as special as a Ferrari 458 Italia, but as a driver’s car, it’s second to none. u

POWERFUL DETAILS Engine: 3.8-liter twin turbo V-8 Power: 616 horsepower at 7,500 rpm Torque: 442 poundfeet at 3,000 rpm Transmission: 7-speed dualclutch manual automatic 0-60: 3.1 seconds Top speed: 204 mph Price: $265,750


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WEALTH MANAGEMENT & ESTATE PLANNING Naples Illustrated’s Guide to the Area’s Top Financial Advisers


WEALTH MANAGEMENT & ESTATE PLANNING Advanced Wealth Advisors LLC Chris T. Christensen and Soren T. Christensen Areas of Specialization

Advanced Wealth Advisors LLC is a national firm in the practice of wealth creation and preservation. We provide estate and financial planning specializing in tax, insurance and retirement planning strategies. We give our clients unparalleled, personal service to provide peace of mind throughout current and successive generations. Our company was founded as an estate planning practice, incorporating advanced estate and tax planning techniques, insurance planning and investment advisory planning. Our services and experience allow us to work with our clients to help them navigate every life event and economic climate, no matter the simplicity or complexity. Our goal is to ensure the possessions that compose one’s life work—businesses, personal residences and property, and any savings or investments—are enhanced and protected during your life and pass on to the next generation in their entirety. We know planning your future is a deeply emotional process because it involves the people and charitable causes you care the most about. Advanced Wealth Advisors LLC helps you understand all of your options and the concepts to govern your future and your estate. We join you in your concern to accomplish your goals and provide you with expertise so you feel confident knowing these goals will be met. Talk with one of our financial advisors today to review the work you have in place, listen to some recommendations and determine where we can provide service and improvement.

Contact information 5150 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 601 Naples, FL 34103 (239) 455-1100

We help successful “ people protect and manage their wealth. ”  SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

WEALTH MANAGEMENT & ESTATE PLANNING The Stephens Wealth Management Group Jason E. Stephens, CFP®, ChFC® Senior Vice President Senior Portfolio Manager Private Wealth Advisor Areas of Specialization

It’s more important than ever to choose a financial partner who meets today’s challenges head-on and brings the right resources and trusted financial advice to help you move forward confidently. The Stephens Group delivers on both, providing uniquely tailored wealth strategies to a select group of Southwest Florida business owners, senior executives and affluent families. Group Principal Jason E. Stephens, Senior Vice President of Investments, is the founding member of The Stephens Group of UBS’s private wealth management division, one of industry’s most experienced advisory teams with dedicated service in Florida. Jason has been awarded the private wealth advisor designation reserved for less than 5% of UBS’s advisors worldwide. In addition, Jason is a certified financial planner, CFP® and a chartered financial consultant. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Florida and investment consultant designation from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Jason brings forward-thinking, complex problem solutions and a level of knowledge, experience and service unmatched by any other wealth management advisor. He has been featured in numerous articles and public speaking appearances highlighting benefits on estate planning for Florida residents and Florida domicile. Recently, he was selected by Barron’s as one of America’s top 1,000 financial advisors and was ranked among Florida’s top 20. Jason and The Stephens Group are also very active in giving back to the local community, having given substantial amounts to charities in Collier and Lee County over the past 15 years. Jason and his team—including fixed income specialist and municipal securities principal Richard B. Marchisio and senior portfolio manager and equity specialist Russell L. Roth—bring nearly a century of combined experience. They draw upon UBS’s 150-year heritage and the strength and endurance of a firm that has significant insight into what clients require today. UBS has a network of offices in 50 countries on five continents, allowing them access to strategic global opportunities and exceptional, unmatched service, expertise and execution. We look forward to having a conversation with you.

Contact information UBS Financial Services Inc. 801 Laurel Oak Drive, Suite 708 Naples, FL 34108 (239) 254-7145 • (888) 565-9124

The Stephens Group “ brings time-tested expertise, seamless execution and a fundamental understanding of what investors with significant wealth need.


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WEALTH MANAGEMENT & ESTATE PLANNING Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA Eric Gurgold, Ronald Eisenberg, Ernest Hatch and David Platt

With ever-changing tax laws and current economic times, Henderson Franklin’s attorneys, many of whom are board certified by the Florida Bar in wills, trusts and estate planning, assist clients in planning their estates in various ways, including revocable and irrevocable trusts; wills, living wills and health care surrogate designations; estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes; probate and trust administration; planning for family business succession, second marriages and guardianships; and charitable gift planning. In addition, Henderson Franklin Estate Planning attorneys offer a full range of services, providing professional guidance during every life cycle event, including births, marriages, divorces, financial changes and death. Additional services include durable powers of attorney, life insurance planning, administration, fiduciary and beneficiary representation, trust administration, probate, wills and trust litigation, estate and gift tax returns, guardianships and estate planning. We are committed to being available to our clients and their families when they need us most.

Contact information 1715 Monroe St., P.O. Box 280 Fort Myers, FL 33902 (239) 344-1100 3451 Bonita Bay Blvd., Suite 206 Bonita Springs, FL 34134 (239) 498-6222 Island Medical & Business Center 1648 Periwinkle Way, Suite B Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 472-6700

From the most complex “multi-generational estate plan to a simple will, we understand. ” 

Fifth Third Bank Building 999 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 200 Naples, FL 34108 (239) 325-5010 (by appointment only)


WEALTH MANAGEMENT & ESTATE PLANNING Moran Edwards Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors Tom moran and bob edwards Areas of Specialization

Tom Moran and Bob Edwards, Managing Directors-Investments, two of the top-producing financial advisors of the firm, and 15 dedicated staff members directly serve affluent families and foundations with investible assets of $1 million to $500 million. Founded in March 1990, the Moran Edwards Asset Management Group has focused on quantitative analysis and fundamental research in building diversified portfolios. The team manages portfolios exceeding $2 billion in assets for families in all 50 states, using 15 investment models. Tom was named to Barron’s magazine’s “America’s Top 100 Financial Advisors” list in 2010, 2011 and 2012 where he was selected as the No. 1 advisor in Southwest Florida each time. In 2011 and 2012, he was named to the “America’s Top 100 Financial Advisors” list by Registered Rep, the leading journal for registered financial professionals. Barron’s named Bob one of Florida’s top financial advisors, and included him among the country’s best, in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In addition, investment portfolios Bob manages have received national recognition for peer group performance in Lipper’s Best Money Managers as of June 30, 2012 including a recent No. 1 ranking for U.S. Large-Cap Growth and Value Equity performance over ten years for his Strategic Equity Blend portfolio. Contact information 5801 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Suite 200 Naples, FL 34108 (239) 254-2200

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Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors 2010-2012: The ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors’ practices. The scoring system assigns a top score of 100 and rates the rest by comparing them with the top-ranked advisor. Barron’s Top 1000 Financial Advisors 2010-2012 -The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 of the nation’s most productive advisors. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record and quality of practice. Investment performance isn’t an explicit component. Registered Rep:-The 2011-2012 Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors list was assembled by Meridian-IQ. Advisors are ranked by assets under management. Only those advisors for whom a majority of assets correspond to retail clients were eligible for the list. Lipper Best Money Manager: Lipper MarketPlace Best Money Managers are compiled from a quarterly survey of investment management organizations and portfolio composites. Performance is calculated “net” of all fees and brokerage commissions, inclusive of cash and in U.S. dollars. Results calculated on a minimum asset base of at least $10 million for “traditional” U.S. asset classes (equity, fixed income, balanced accounts) and $1 million for all international and for “alternative” U.S. asset classes. Only categories/time period combinations for which there are at least 20 contenders are published. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC/Member SIPC. Wells Fargo Advisors is not a tax or legal advisor.


current PROMOTION AND EVENTS • march 2 013

Elizabeth Evans Gallery Elizabeth Evans Gallery specializes in fine art photography, catering to a select clientele of collectors, designers and art enthusiasts. In the full-service gallery, Founding Director Diana Evans Gratz offers impeccable art, personal collection consulting, appraisals and other specialty services. The gallery represents Clyde Butcher, Iran Issa-Khan, Fernando Baliño, Greg Lotus and Ran Adler, among others. 601 E. Elkcam Circle, Suite C-1, Marco Island 239-970-2480 | So Hard for the Money, Fernando Baliño

Family Private Care Family Private Care is a nurse registry licensed in Florida. It specializes in providing excellent, cost-conscious private care referral services for clients in their homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Services include companion and personal care, nursing and respite care, live-in care and homemaking. 800-962-0884 |

The Naples Players The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theater is celebrating 60 years of outstanding community theater with a Diamond Jubilee Gala on March 18 at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Proceeds will support the endowment and the KidzAct Program. To RSVP, contact Delores Sorey at 239-263-2673 or 239-263-7990 |

Wildflower Royal Palm Chocolates Family-owned Royal Palm Chocolates opened a new, expanded location to better showcase its artfully handcrafted chocolate creations delicately enhanced by fruity flavors, exotic spices and infused ganaches, selected individually or beautifully gift boxed. Enjoy favorites or discover the newest adventurous flavor combinations. 1084 Business Lane, Naples 239-325-8300 |

Wildflower is a women’s fashion boutique that specializes in Italian and European designer clothing, from casually elegant to special-occasion wear. Wildflower offers exclusive lines like Dismero, Basler, Marc Cain and Bessi. The store is now more than 3,000 square feet and has a coffee and wine bar. 4222 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples 239-643-6776 |

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NI’s annual resource guide for the top interior designers in the Naples area.

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Collins & DuPont Interior Design SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE




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Jody Keene

Collins & DuPont Interior Design Q: What is your design inspiration? A: I find inspiration in many places throughout my everyday travels and work schedule. I’m inspired by Mother Nature and sometimes in the architecture around me. Q: What are the latest trends in your industry? A: I see a trend towards more comfortable living. There are not as many spaces that are just for show or “off limits,” like the formal living room. People want their family and guests to feel comfortable in knowing they can relax in the home and not have to be careful all the time. Also, we are using more outdoor fabrics in breakfast nooks and other interior spaces where people want a more durable fabric.

Q: What is your area of specialization? A: Luxury residential design. While I focus on all aspects of the entire interior design process, I especially enjoy draperies and tile design.

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Glenn Midnet

Kreiss featuring Interiors by Design West Q: What is your design inspiration? A: For me, design is inspired by three key factors. One is the fashion industry; textiles, color and fashion trends lead to interior design trends. The second is nature, where I find harmony, symmetry, color, balance, scale and proportion. Finally, I have a passion for travel, from Manhattan to Malibu, from Paris to Milan. Europe is the cutting-edge source of design trends, but the more exposure you get to different customs and countries, the deeper your creative well. Q: What are the latest trends in your industry? A: Design is definitely transitioning into a cleaner look and feel. Backgrounds are becoming much lighter and more neutral, using layers of texture. A punch of color comes with accessories, pillows, area rugs and art. Bringing in nature and incorporating outdoor living is very important. Bigger outdoor kitchens, patios and outdoor luxury items

will continue to be the rage. There are different color palettes for different personalities. That’s why it is essential to conduct a design profile with every client. Personalization of the homeowners own style is key, allowing the space to reflect their personality, history and experiences. Q: What is your area of specialization? A: We specialize in high-end residential interior design, furniture, model merchandizing, custom cabinetry, accessories and installation. From the concept stage through the building process, we provide turnkey design and project management. We have designers with varying styles, and collaborating allows us to achieve award-winning results. This approach leads to creative solutions in tune with each client’s desires. Drawing from decades of expertise and our strategic partnership with Kreiss, we create a unique blend of casual luxury and timeless elegance.

LOCATED IN MERCATO 9118 Strada Place Naples, FL 34108 239-249-6800 License # IDOO4794



Heather Serrano

Heather Serrano Designs Q: What is your design inspiration? A: Simply, my clients. At the end of any project, the space must reflect the client’s signature and personality. Q: What are the latest trends in your industry? A. From my viewpoint, trends are meant to be set. It has always been my choice to never duplicate any two designs. To me, being creative is always the trend.

Q: What is your area of specialization? Window treatments and finishing appointments. Without these moments, a space clearly is not dressed properly.

2100 Trade Center Way Suite C Naples, FL 34109 239-325-9794 LICENSE #043135


Cindy Christensen

Cindy Christensen Home Design Q: What is your design inspiration? A: The inspiration for my designs comes from nature in every form—movement, colors, patterns and shapes. I also find inspiration in every client’s personal collections. Refining and applying these influences to reflect the desires and design aesthetics of my clients is the essence of great design. Accurately interpreting their unique lifestyles and personal visions allows me to create designs that elicit a sense of warmth, joy, pleasure and satisfaction, all of which are priceless. Q: What are the latest trends in your industry? A. Interiors that resonate in today’s market offer classic simplicity with a clean, refreshing look that is dramatic yet practical. Open spaces that exude elegance, style and relaxed comfort are preferred over the more formal spaces of the past. In today’s

world, that’s the hallmark of great design—clean, uncluttered lines; elegance sourced in simplicity; and a sense of comfort that acknowledges a home is meant to be lived in, not to simply function as a showpiece. Q: What is your area of specialization? With nearly three decades of award-winning design experience, Cindy Christensen is one of Southwest Florida’s most accomplished interior designers. While a heralded and widely sought-after designer in Chicago, she created the concept of custom home makeovers that refresh, revitalize and rejuvenate luxury residences. 239-300-0341



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Old NaplEs

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

Gorgeous estate home with almost 7,700 SF of top quality finishes and golf/lake views. Enjoy Championship golf and the award-winning Grey Oaks Country Club.. 5+den/5.2 $4,900,000

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Over 250 feet of waterfront and stunning Bay views. Perfect site to build your Aqualane Shores dream home. $2,995,000

3+den/3.1 Hemingway-style estate home boasts 4,649 SF with custom millwork and stonework throughout. Large lush outdoor areas. $2,650,000

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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. 2,760 SF LA Complete renovation. 3+den/3.1 $2,400,000

Gorgeous custom Florida style home. 4,692 SF. Pool/spa. 5+den/5.1 $2,295,000

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3+den/3.1 Elegant and spacious home with over 4700 SF LA. 3 car garage. Fantastic lake and golf view. $1,999,000

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Trieste 1401 | $3,595,000

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PARK SHORE Brittany 1606 | $2,695,000

8800 La Palma Lane | $1,995,000

8041 Via Vecchia | $2,595,000


Le Ciel Venetian Tower 1404 | $1,895,000


Toscana 1403 | $1,650,000



Hyde Park C-105 | $539,000 (F)

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Living in Fiddler’s Creek, you will enjoy a world-class resort lifestyle including superb amenities that set Fiddler’s Creek apart from other communities in the area. Pamper yourself in the spa, revitalize at the state-of-the-art fitness facility, play a round of tennis. You will appreciate the numerous theme parties, seminars, excursions and infinite opportunities to meet new friends. Opportunities also available for golf memberships and beach memberships.


3835 Isla Del sol Way | $1,596,000

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3856 Mahogany Bend Drive | $859,500

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3848 Mahogany Bend Drive | $1,299,000


8579 Bellagio Drive | $849,000

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3812 Mahogany Bend Drive | $999,000


7669 Mulberry Court | $825,000

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Coastal Chic

Address 2281 Snook Drive, Naples ARCHITECT Stofft Cooney Developer Foresite Homes year built 2013 offered at $3,695,000 size 4,663 square feet under air, 6,277 total special features Created and built by renowned Foresite

Homes and designed by premier architecture firm Stofft Cooney, this beautiful new coastal-styled home encompasses more than 4,600 square feet of interior living area. This immaculate home was designed to take in the lovely panoramic water views from the master bedroom, great room, kitchen and breakfast rooms. The spacious first-floor master suite has an elegant bath with his-and-her vanities and a luxurious makeup desk with an organized dressing room and huge walk-in closet. The upstairs features three large bedroom suites—each with fantastic

views and expansive covered balconies. Outside living areas include a lanai with a gas fireplace and an outdoor kitchen that is adjacent to the infinity-edge pool and spa. This gorgeous home offers the best of coastal living in Royal Harbor— emphasizing open spaces and promoting relaxation. for information Eric Sommerton Gulf Coast International Properties 239-269-3248

The Cleanlined coastal splendor of this new residence creates the ultimate relaxing lifestyle.

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Great views, spacious floor plans, newly renovated building. 11D: Wow views from this spacious 3BR/3BA redesigned residence. 15B: 2BR/3BA+den, very spacious and updated. PenDing SALe 3A: 2BR/2.5BA, nicely redone. priced from $865,000-$1,649,000

Unobstructed Gulf of Mexico and Naples skyline views from spacious 2BR/2BA with open, airy floor plan; great for entertaining. Updated kitchen, guest bath and wood flooring. Many amenities. $639,000

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On the beach. Hear the surf, feel the sand. Very generous space; extensive eco-friendly renovations. Charming 2BR/3BA+den southwest corner residence; lives like a beachhouse. $1,795,000

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Exceptional elegance Address Regent Penthouse One 4101 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples Developer Lutgert Companies offered at Available upon request size 13,842 square feet under air, with 3,000 square feet of extended terraces special features This exceptional penthouse offers spectacular views of the Gulf from high above Park

Shore Beach. Although grand in proportion, the home includes cozy, intimate areas throughout. The master quarters are complete with his-and-her baths and studies, an exercise area, cedar closets and an artist’s studio. A television is custom-built into the ceiling above the master bed. Exceptional design attention was given to the coffered ceilings with up lighting and other eyecatching architectural details. The finest materials were incorporated throughout. The four-bedroom, six full and two half-bath residence is well-equipped for entertaining

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Breathe easy at the relaxing and therapeutic Salt Cave in Naples.

Even though you think that bag of chips has your name on it, before you pop it open, we need to burst your bubble: March is National Nutrition Month. To jump-start a healthy eating plan, see for recipes and referrals to licensed dieticians.

Posed to Mix and Mingle Co-ed yoga set to rocking beats brings together singles for fitness and fun. By Ashley Huntsberry-Lett If you’re looking for a date, but want to ensure you’ll meet Neapolitans who are focused on maintaining a balanced lifestyle, Bija Yoga owner Jamie Shane has developed a new event at her studio where single yogis can come together for class and then socialize at popular hot spots afterwards. “A friend of mine said, ‘Hey, you’re single. Lots of people are single. You should throw a singles’ party.’ So I did,” Shane says. For only $10, guests enjoy a 90-minute yoga session open to all skill levels while listening to live, funky music from DJ Shawn Smith. Participants have then gotten to know one another after class at various downtown locations that change according to performances and events. The next meet is scheduled for March 9. Shane mentions, “We need yoga dudes!” These meets are a fabulous way for active, likeminded people to network and forge deeper connections with each other. For more information, visit bijayoga971 .com or call 239-775-0888. 164  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

Breathing is our most basic and immediate requirement for life. Choosing what you breathe can have a significant effect on your health, which is why Naples residents are now skipping the beach and flocking to the Salt Cave ( on Tamiami Trail to get their dose of salty air. Once inside, visitors lounge in chairs or on benches and focus on the purity of their deep breaths. With the ceiling, floor and walls lined with fine-crystal salt and a salt generator that releases salt particles into the air, this room simulates the healing environment of a natural salt cave in Eastern Europe. As visitors inhale, the micro particles of salt travel through the body’s airways, destroying bacteria, absorbing fluid to reduce inflammation and widening the respiratory tract for facilitating sinus drainage. This all-natural healing process, called halotherapy, is especially beneficial for those who suffer from allergies, asthma, bronchitis, sinus infections, ear infections, emphysema and even snoring. The exposure to crystal salt particles also calms the nervous system to help visitors relax while eliminating toxins to improve the look and feel of skin. In addition to halotherapy sessions, the Salt Cave offers a variety of other services, too, like salt scrubs for gentle exfoliation, relaxing mineral body wraps and polarized light therapy to help ameliorate acne.

» App for That Already a good eater but get tripped up when reading labels at the grocery store? Wish you could rub a bronzed lamp and out would pop a genie to grant you a nutritionist to guide you through the aisle minefield? With Fooducate (fooducate .com), that expert resides in your smartphone. Scan any barcode, and Fooducate reveals all the details about a product the manufacturer might not want you to notice, such as high levels of sugar, additives and preservatives. Based on its contents, each product is graded on a scale of A to D. You can also compare packaged goods, allowing you to make ideal choices when it comes to your diet. Now that’s something worth wishing for. —Mary Gibble

On a Mission to Remission The latest science blazes a trail for people to reverse the effects of Type 2 diabetes. More than 25 million Americans live with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While complete remission of Type 2 diabetes is rare, a new study completed by the CDC and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that with changes in diet and exercise, patients can see partial remission. Participants decreased daily caloric intake to between 1,200 and 1,800 calories a day and increased physical activity to around three hours per week. With these adjustments, 11.5 percent of patients saw blood sugar levels dip back to a normal pre-diabetes level after one year. Though modest, these results illustrate a correlation between mindful living and diabetes remission, and suggest there may be scientific back-up to the old adage “You are what you eat.” —M.G.


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Winner of three Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this hopeful musical makes a direct grab for the heart with its story of a family coming to terms with its past and bravely facing its future.

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Board Certified Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery Dr. Elizabeth Fox answers frequently asked questions.

Plastic surgery is cutting-edge, exciting and life-altering. People are taking better care of their health and therefore living more productive, fulfilling and longer lives.This is why it is important that your outward appearance projects the vitality and youth that you feel on the inside. Join us on this rewarding journey and discover the difference plastic surgery will make in your life.


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between my brow and my eyelids. How do I know if I

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extra skin removed. It is a common practice

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are ever-expanding with good wine and good food. Should

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notice that their eye fatigue is significantly relieved. Patients

size, but I think my buttons are struggling to hold everything

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in place. Help! I want to something that lasts and gets me off

surgery has alleviated the work that the upper eyelid had to

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World-renowned London-based chamber orchestra The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields plays brilliant interpretations of masterworks in the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, March 12. One of the pieces, Hadyn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, features American cellist Alisa Weilerstein (pictured). For tickets, visit


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The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs welcomes Clarita Filgueiras (pictured) and her Flamenco Puro troupe for a return engagement to the Live! series March 21 in the Promenade at Bonita Bay. The Miamibased act consists of three beautifully costumed female dancers and a live band, and together they ardently unfold the drama and passion of the traditional Andalusian art. Refreshments, including wine and beer, will be available to cool off audience members at this blazing performance. (




MARCH 2013 Trumpeter Dan Miller (left) will be a featured performer at the yearly Jazzin’ It Up concert.


n  The Fourth Annual Jazzin’ It Up Concert (March 9)— Footsteps to the Future presents a night of world-class jazz at Hodges University, Naples. The evening benefits the mentoring program, which aims to help young women transition successfully after aging out of foster care in both Lee and Collier counties. This year’s show will feature five-time Grammy Award nominee Ira Sullivan, master of the trumpet, flugelhorn, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone and flute; tenor saxophonist Lew Del Gatto, jazz trumpeter Dan Miller and several other amazing musicians. (

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ART & MUSEUMS Art Gallery Old Naples 2, Crayton Cove—Small Works in Pastel, featuring painting by Karen Stone and Lynne B. Wilcox, March 9-April 12; 239-560-9569. Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs—Portrait, People, Presence, a juried show exploring the figure, portraits and people, March 1-28; Bonita Springs National Art Festival, March 9-10; Last Thursday Art Walk, Promenade at Bonita Bay, March 28; Conservancy of Southwest Florida—Nature walks at Tigertail Beach, Marco Island, Clam Pass, Naples and Briggs Boardwalk at Rookery Bay, visit website for dates; DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples—Stephen Shortridge, romantic oils, through March 6; show featuring work by Matt, Ed and Philip Moulthrop, three generations of wood turners, March 14; 178  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

n  5 Painters & A Potter (March 17)—For the eleventh year, six of the area’s best-loved artists—Paul Arsenault, Jim Rice, Natalie Guess, Phil Fisher, Jeff Fessenden and Tara O’Neill—are holding an outdoor art happening showcasing their work at The Clay Place, Naples. Live music by Captain Joe and The Bottomfeeders, food and drinks add to the festivities, and there will be a special display for the late artist Jerry Vallez. For anyone who loves the city and its special creative aura, this is a must-attend. (239-775-1078) n  Third Annual Grapes & Apes Wine Festival (March 23)—Sip a Chardonnay and chat with a cheetah, or savor some Zinfandel while admiring a majestic African lion. An event put on by The Rotary Club of Naples that was an instant hit in its inaugural year, the Grapes & Apes Wine Festival returns again for another evening of vino and tasty food pairings where guests hobnob with the denizens of the Naples Zoo. The tickets for the adults-only gathering are $100, and the price includes admission, wine and food samplings throughout the zoo and the opportunity to bid on silent auction items. To date, the event has rocked beyond its organizers’ wildest imagination; it has raised $149,000 to support The Rotary Club of Naples and Rotary International scholarships, Project Graduation, Gift of Life and Polio Plus. (239-262-1040) —Kat Smith

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Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples—A Slice of Life, featuring artists Stan Moeller, Kim English, Leslie Rich and Robin Cheers, opening reception March 14; Guess-Fisher Gallery, Crayton Cove— Art After Dark, art and refreshments with the Galleries of Crayton Cove, March 9; 239-659-2787. Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples—Hunt Slonem: Butterflies, Bunnies, Babes and Abes, through March 9; Will Barnet: Oils of the Past Decade, March 10-23; Richard Segalman: New Pastels, Oils & Other Media, March 24-April 6; Marco Island Center for the Arts— Marco Island Fine Craft Show, March 16-17; 239-394-4221. Mercato, Naples—Fourth Annual Mercato Fine Arts Festival, local, regional and national artists, Naples Art Association, March 2-3; Museum of the Everglades—Plein Air Fakahatchee art exhibit, March 1-31; 239695-0008.

Country star Miranda Lambert brings her Grammy Award-winning talent to the stage of The Germain Arena in Estero On March 15. (

Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center—Art in the Park, March 2; three exhibits: Following Footsteps–Three Generations of Gruppé Painters, NAA Adult Student Exhibition, and Members’ Gallery “Scene in Naples,” through April 13; 42nd Annual Jade N. Riedel Scholarship Competition exhibition, March 22-April 13; Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts, March 23-24, Fifth Avenue South; Goddess Night: The Fine Art of Being a Woman, informative presentations, keynote speaker and dinner, March 28; Members’ Gallery 2D/3D Show, March 30-April 27; Naples Artcrafters—Fine Art and Craft Show, March 9, Cambier Park;

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Marianne Friedland Gallery in Naples debuts “Color, Form and Space—Works by American Masters,” March 2-30. (239-262-3484)

Naples Botanical Garden—ZimSculpt in the Garden, stone sculptures of Zimbabwe, March 1-24; 60th Annual Naples Garden Club Flower Show & Garden Market, March 22-23; Egg Hunt in the Smith Children’s Garden, March 30; Naples Historical Society at Historic

Palm Cottage—Tours of Historic Palm Cottage, Tuesdays through Saturdays; Garden Side Chickee Chat, March 22; Naples Quilters Guild—30th Annual Naples Quilt Show, featuring a special exhibit of work by award-winning Naples quilter Pat Kumicich, March 1-2, New Hope Ministries, Naples; Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art—Sight Unseen: International Photography by Blind Artists, through March 24; Painting Women, through April 21; Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski, through July 7; Art After Hours, free admission, live entertainment, 6 to 9 p.m., March 27; 239-597-1900.

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Sister Hazel, a band formed in Gainesville in the early ’90s, plays A blend of acoustic rock, folk and pop. The group performs charttopping hits at Seminole Casino Immokalee March 9. (800-218-0007)

Collier County Library Film Series— Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, March 12-13; visit for times and locations.

FOOD, WINE & FASHION Bayfront, Naples—Farmers Fest Nighttime Farmers Market and Family Fun, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Florida Fashion Week, March 11-17; 239-293-9703. Beach House of Naples—Trunk Show Thursdays, Bleu by Rod Beattie, March 7; Seafolly, March 14; Karla Colletto, March 28; 239-598-4144. Fifth Avenue South, Naples—Evening on Fifth, shopping, dining and live music, March 14; 239-692-8436. Grace Lakes Florist, Naples—Wedding Wednesdays, floral themes, wedding pros and refreshments, March 13, 27; Kathryn’s Collection, Naples—Trunk shows: Cici Bianca, ribbon sweaters, March 4-6; Bigio, suits and dresses in light fabrics, March 7-9; Linda Tilson, easy jackets of wearable art, Lotusgrace, feminine and classic dressing, Yolanda Lorenet, handpainted silk jackets, skirts and dresses, March 13-15; 239-434-1885. Marilyn’s Distinctive European Fashions, Naples—Seminar: How to Accessorize French Couture, March 13;

Getting Ready for Spring Hat Season, March 20-22; Marissa Collections, Naples—Vendorafa Jewelry mini show, March 5; Irene Neuwirth Jewelry show and personal appearance (PA), March 7-9; Brunello Cucinelli Fall for men and women, March 14-16; Federica Rettore Jewelry show and

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PA, March 14-16; Brumani Jewelry trunk show, March 19-20; Yossi Harari Jewelry show and PA, March 21-23; Antonini Jewelry trunk show, March 26-27; Tamara Comolli Jewelry show and PA, March 28-30; Third Street South, Naples—Thursday on Third, shopping, dining, live entertainment, March 7, 14, 21, 28; Farmers market, Saturday mornings, behind Tommy Bahama; 239-434-6533. Village on Venetian Bay, Naples—Village Nights, live entertainment, shopping and dining, March 7, 14, 21; Dancing by the Fountain, March 28; Wildflower Boutique in the Village on Venetian Bay, Naples—Dismero Days & Trunk Show, designer Andy D’Auria presents Summer and Fall 2013 collections, plus

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Seacrest Singers and Bonita Bay Singers, March 16, First United Methodist Church, Naples;

MUSIC The Bach Ensemble, Naples—The Passion According to St. John, March 1, First United Methodist Church, Naples, March 3, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Marco Island;

Norris Center, Naples—Uptown Express 1985-Today, March 8; Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, March 9; 239-213-3049. Philharmonic Center for the Arts,

Naples—Nnenna Freelon, March 1-2; The Hit Men, March 6-7; Naples Philharmonic Orchestra Around Town, March 7, First Presbyterian, Bonita Springs, and March 8, Wesley United, Marco Island; Steppin’ Out With My Baby, songs of Irving Berlin, March 10-11; Kodo, The Heart & Soul of Japan, traditional drums, March 11; The Tierney Sutton Band, March

Bayfront, Naples—Rockin’ on the Bay, live music, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center—Erich Kunzel Concert Series, March 6, Naples Botanical Garden; Jazz in the Park, March 17, Sugden Regional Park, Naples; 239-454-1454. Bonita Blues Festival—Seventh annual event benefiting Music for Minors Foundation, The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and Bonita Springs Assistance Office, March 8-9, Riverside Park, Bonita Springs; Cambier Park, Naples—Naples Concert Band, March 3; Music Makers, March 8, 22, 31; Gulf Coast Big Band, March 10; Naples Dixieland Jazz Band, March 17; Big Band Jazz, March 25; 239-597-3240. Classic Chamber Concerts—Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra, March 4 and 11, Sugden Community Theatre, Naples; Freedom Park, Naples—Concert series, March 2; 239-252-4000. Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples—Hyacinth Series: Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, March 18; 239-213-5246. Naples Botanical Garden—Jazz in the Garden, March 3; Tributes in the Garden: Alter Eagles, March 29; Naples Music Club—Music We Love,

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SPEAKERS & SEMINARS Collier County Audubon Society— Critter Cam Pictures at Florida Panther Refuge—Where Art Meets Science, with Larry Richardson, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, March 5, FGCU Kapnick Center at the Naples Botanical Garden; Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida—Evening lecture series, Hall of Shame: Unlikely Villains, March 13; 239-263-9200.

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Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series—NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, March 9, former senator Rick Santorum, March 22; The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples;

1  American Cancer Society, the Bucket List Bash, evening featuring auction items that might be found on someone’s “bucket list,” dinner and entertainment, The RitzCarlton Golf Resort, Naples; 239-261-0337, ext. 3857.

Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples—Speaker Series: John Glenn, March 4;

1  Humane Society Naples, 13th Annual Pet Lovers Gala, fine dining, entertainment and the Pet Lovers Award, sponsored by Naples Illustrated, Naples Botanical Garden; 239-643-1880, ext. 18.

REVS Institute For Automotive Research—Seventh Annual Biennial Symposium on Connoisseurship and the Collectible Car, March 3-6, Inn on Fifth, Naples; Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve—Lunch & Learn Lecture Series, March 6; Amazing Adventures, March 8; 239-417-6310.

1  Literacy Council Gulf Coast, Annual Fundraising Breakfast, themed “Changing Lives Through Literacy,” Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa; 239-6765202. 2  JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research

Foundation), Hope Gala, “The Illumination Ball,” elegant dinner, dancing, entertainment, live and silent auctions and Fund A Cure, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples; 239-591-2825. 2  Project Help, 17th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza, live and silent auctions, tropical music, hors d’oeuvres, Champagne, wine and an array of chocolate desserts, Naples Botanical Garden; 239649-1404. 3  Laces of Love, Tamra & Friends Benefit Concert, a fun musical evening, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Naples; 239-293-1215. 3-4  Friends of Art at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, Artists’ Studio Tour, visit homes and studios of

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6  Bedtime Bundles Inc., Mutts & Martinis Yappy Hour, bring dogs dressed to impress, The Esplanade, Marco Island; 239-393-3415.

7  Greater Naples American Association of University Women Charitable Foundation, Women of Achievement Benefit, honoring Carole Beauregard, Debra Frenkel, Jeanne Nealon, Dee Pearlmutter, Pat Smart, Lois Bolin and Dianne Mayberry-Hatt, Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples; 239-498-1523.

7  Collier Child Care Resources Inc., “Big Impressions by Small Artists,” auction of works of art created by children from the Naples Children & Education Foundation’s Early Childhood Development Center with artists in the Naples Art Association, entertainment and refreshments, The von Liebig Art Center, Naples; 239-643-3908. 7  Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Magic Under the Mangroves, an eco-chic celebration with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres,

9  Hope for Haiti, Annual Gala, “Passport to the Future,” dancing, dinner, silent and live auctions, Waldorf Astoria Naples; 239434-7183. 9  Hope Hospice and Gulfshore Ballet, “Dancing with Hope,” performances featuring former Miami City Ballet principal dancers Iliana Lopez and Franklin Gam-

Pat O’brien at Hazelden’s Community Luncheon The nonprofit that helps people overcome addiction is holding this March 21 event at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. It will feature CBS sportscaster and TV host Pat O’Brien (above) as the keynote speaker, and Rey Pezeshkan, CEO and president of PK Studios Inc., Naples, is being honored for his contributions to Drug Free Collier and other programs to prevent and treat addiction. (800-256-7800, ext. 2490)


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60th Annual Naples Flower Show & Garden Market ero, benefits both groups, Edison State College Rush Auditorium, Fort Myers; 855-454-3100.

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9  Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, ZOObilee 2013: Wild About Cheetahs, celebrate the fastest land animals in the world, dinner, silent and live auctions and entertainment, Naples Zoo; 239-262-5409, ext. 147.

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March 22 & 23 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Juried Flower Show, (including categories such as Table Artistry and Popular Vote), Garden Market, Music & Live Demonstrations

9  Royal Palm Academy, Kings’ Celebration Gala, themed “Glamour of Hollywood,” Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs; 239-5949888. 12  English Speaking Union–Naples Branch, Winston Churchill Dinner, guest speaker Sir Robert Corbett, private club in Port Royal, Naples; 239-434-2440.

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14  Wishing Well Foundation, Sip and Savor, beauty and dessert festival, Hilton Naples; 239-947-6315. 16  Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, route from Broad Avenue to Third Street South to Fifth Avenue South; 239-213-7120. 16  Catholic Charities of Collier County, The Emerald Ball, black-tie gala, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; 239-455-2655. 16  Friends of Rookery Bay, Batfish Bash for the Bay, cocktails, Old Florida food stations, dancing and silent auction, Rookery Bay Learning Center, Naples; 239-417-6310. 16  Winetasters of Naples, Spring Fling, fourth annual event to benefit local charities, buffet dinner, live music by The Manhattan Connection Band and other local entertainers, live and silent auctions, and wine tasting to benefit Youth Haven, St. Matthew’s House and The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, Olde Cypress Country Club, Naples;

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18 The Naples Players, 60th Anniversary Celebration–Diamond Jubilee, red carpet, gourmet dinner, entertainment, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; 239434-7340. 19  Candlelighters of Southwest Florida, 11th Annual Step Into Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon, styles by Bloomingdales, Forest Country Club, Fort Myers; 239-432-2223. 19  Opera Naples, The Great Gatsby Gala, a step back in time to the golden age of classic cars, cocktails, flappers, jazz and more, private club in Port Royal, Naples; 239-963-9050. 20  Naples Alliance for Children, Annual Celebration Dinner, the Country Club of Naples; 239-649-5260. 23  American Red Cross–Florida’s Southern Gulf Region, StarStruck 2013, dance competition and gala, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs; 239-596-6868. 23  Avow Hospice, Butterfly Ball, dinner, dancing, auction and award recognition, Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples; 239-261-4404. 23  Bayshore Cultural & Performing Arts Center, Spring for the Arts, Collier County performing and visual artists, dinner, silent and live auctions, Windstar on Naples Bay; 239-775-2800. 23  NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Collier County, 11th Annual Walk, featuring actress Amy Yasbeck as Grand Marshal, Cambier Park, Naples; 239-434-6726. 25  Avow Hospice, Annual Butterfly Release, live butterfly exhibit tent and community memorial service, music, inspirational commentary, Cambier Park, Naples; 186  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

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26  Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, Youth of the Year, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples; 239-325-1765.

breast cancer, Coconut Point Mall, Estero; 239-498-0016.

THEATER/DANCE 26  Naples Ballet, Ballerina Ball, dance performances, fine wine, dining, auction, private club in Port Royal, Naples; 239732-1000.

SPORTS 2  Heil Luthringer Foundation for MS, Annual Hope, Love & Faith 5K Run/Walk for MS, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples; 239-775-0036. 9  Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida, Race for the Cure, annual event to fight

Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs— Live! Irish Night, music and storytelling by Kate Danaher, dance by Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dance Academy, March 14; Improv Showcase, March 19; Flamenco Puro with Clarita Filgueiras, March 21; Locals Live! open mic night, March 28, Promenade at Bonita Bay; Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples— The Importance of Being Earnest, March 1-3; The Whipping Man, March 15-30;

Marco Players Theater, Marco Island—The Last Romance, March 1-3; Lunch Box Series, The Adventures of Anne Bonny, March 9; Deathtrap, March 20-April 7; 239-642-7270. The Naples Players—The Producers, March 1-30; The Clean House, March 27-April 20, Sugden Community Theatre; 239-263-7990. Opera Naples—Elijah, March 21-22, Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples; Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples—Moscow Festival Ballet, March 3; Anything Goes, March 5-10; Seth Rudetsky’s Big Fat Broadway, March 20; The Second City, March 26-27; Puccini’s Turandot, March 27; Voca People, comedy and music, March 30;


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6 HUMANE SOCIETY NAPLES What: Event chairs Philip Douglas, Doug Olsen and their Chihuahua, Eva, hosted the nonprofit’s fourteenth annual tea and fashion show, themed “South of SoHo.” Lovers of style and adorable pets enjoyed a runway show with fashions by Nordstrom, haute dog looks from Pucci & Catana modeled by adoptable pooches, a presentation by author Sue Monk Kidd and delectable nibbles. Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples A Naples Illustrated-sponsored event. 1. Kathy and John Karpovich and Millie 2. Philip Douglas, Doug Olsen and Eva 3. Ingrid Etzold, Sarah LaMont 4. Jen Paige and Conery 5. Dorothea Hunter Sönne, Landon Reed 6. Michael Simonik, Sue Monk Kidd, Doug Olsen, Philip Douglas 202  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED



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NAMI COLLIER COUNTY What: Academy Award-nominated actor Eric Roberts and his wife, Eliza, were the special guests at an annual fundraiser for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Collier County. The sold-out luncheon was themed “Friends … Make a Difference” and brought in $90,000. The program included speeches by Eric and Eliza Roberts, along with entertainment from the NAMI staff and volunteers. Venue: Hilton Naples


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3 Harmon-Meek Gallery What: To honor the start of its fiftieth season in Naples, the longest-standing gallery in town held an opening night reception to preview the first of the 2012-13 exhibits. Venue: Harmon-Meek Gallery


1. Juliana Meek, J. William and Barbara Meek, Kristine Meek 2. Angelina Spencer, David Crisp 3. John and Bette Aymar 4. Caroline Stuart-Jervis 5. Elle Vollerthum, Karen Coney Coplin, Meg Slessinger 6. Richard Tooke, Olga Hirshhorn, Charles Marshall



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2 Make-A-Wish Southern Florida What: More than 60 guests attended the nonprofit’s second-ever Tea at the Ritz event and enjoyed classic afternoon tea service with the finest teas, delicate finger sandwiches and other sweets. Proceeds raised will grant wishes to two local children. Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples A Naples Illustrated-sponsored event. 1. Kelly Magher, Kathy Magher, Kelly Capolino, Gladys Capolino 2. Marcia Blean, Eileen Chittick, Marla Weiss, Valerie Weiss 3. Reg and Sandra Buxton 4. Elaine Tatman, Allison Sadowski 5. Taylor Marini, Katie Decker 6. Holly Bevan, Briana Nanda, Jo Norton


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You always want to leave things better than you found them. We have always sought to do that in York and want to do the same thing in Naples.

—Tighe King

miles of generosity By Christina Wells

Lifelong residents of York, Pennsylvania, Kathy and Tighe King have been part-time Neapolitans since 1995. Hugely committed to philanthropic tradition up north, the couple is duplicating its winning formula in Naples. Kathy, a former educator, serves as board vice chair for the Humane Society Naples. She chaired the organization’s 2011 gala and co-chaired the 2012 event (the 2013 event is being held this month). Her work parallels her interests in York, where she hosts local television’s Meet the Pets, a show dedicated to finding homes for sheltered animals. She serves as chair of the board for the York County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and is former chair for York Day Nursery. Kathy is also a former board member for Leg Up Farm, a group that assists special-needs children. “While we’re only here part-time, we still want to contribute to this community,” she says. “Everyone has something they can give that will make things better in some way.” Tighe is CEO and chairman for Perform Group LLC, which makes dance and gymnastics apparel. In York, he was past chairman of the board for the Chamber of Commerce, co-founder of the Labor Management Council, and chairman of the board for Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, the Economic Development Council, the Cultural Alliance of York County and York Hospital. Tighe co-chaired the Team Pennsylvania Foundation with Governors Ridge, Schweiker and Rendell. He was also appointed by Governor Corbett to the Manufacturing Advisory Council. In Naples, he and Kathy support the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, The Conservancy and the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series. “The most important thing to me about where I live is the quality of life,” says Tighe. “You always want to leave things betsought to do that in York and want to do the same thing in Naples.” u



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