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features 70 White Nights A modern Moorish backdrop adds romance to spring’s white palette and crisp graphics. Photography by Robert Adamo 80 Setting the Courses The Naples Winter Wine Festival has a stellar reputation in the universe of fine cuisine. By Kathy Becker 84 In Good Time Drink no wine before its time—advice on what to pour now. By Mark Spivak

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successful entrepreneurial friend of mine recently told me the best business advice he ever received: “Never stop dreaming.” Back then, he’d outlined his idea to a savvy acquaintance who had retired from a similar industry. “He never asked me if I was crazy, never said, ‘Don’t do that.’ In fact, he did not say one negative thing,” my friend said. “He just asked me questions and helped me flesh out the idea in my own mind. When the conversation was ending, he encouraged me to never stop dreaming, for dreams are the precursors to success. Those were powerful words for me to hear then, and I remember them every time I think about a new project, or advise someone who has one.” Did you know there is research that indicates children who are daydreamers in school end up being more successful than others in their chosen fields, whether it’s in science, business or government? That positive thinkers are healthier than negative thinkers? That athletes who visualize their performance succeed more often than those who don’t? When I first entered the magazine business and started this company, which now publishes 10 titles and three websites, I dreamed of publishing beautiful photography and interesting, informative stories using the highest quality printing and paper, and doing it with a talented team for a select audience, at a profit. No kidding; I dreamed of all those things as a package. I had been successful in another business, but I dreamed of building a self-sustaining business in publishing national-quality magazines in a remarkable community. That nice dream came true many years ago and it continues. I had never before thought of this in my friend’s terms. Now I realize this is what we do in our company every day. We have dreams of how to do what we do even better; we have dreams of how to use the latest technology to produce amazing new products to entertain and inform you like never before. Most important, perhaps, we have dreams of helping this community in new ways. We’ve had dreams like these for years (like our Charity Register). They keep coming true, and we keep adding new ones. So, in a place like Naples, which is full of people whose dreams have come true, add some exclamation points to life: Never stop dreaming. We’ll be right there beside you.


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From The Editor

FEEDING FRENZY s everyone who tried to visit Seasons 52 when it first opened and couldn’t get a reservation, or tried to get to Trader Joe’s when it debuted and got stuck in the traffic backup on U.S. 41 at the entrance knows, Neapolitans love food. Delighted diners show their support of area restaurants, where successful restaurateurs often decide to launch others—examples include Campiello and Café Lurcat; Sea Salt and Barbatella; Angelina’s Ristorante and Agave Southwestern Grill; and Chops City Grill, Yabba Island Grill and Pazzo. Intimate dinner-party packages, whether in a restaurant, home or on a boat, sell big at charity auctions. And don’t forget dessert. Cupcakes abound with Grace & Shelly’s Cupcakes, Sassy Cakes, Simply Cupcakes of Naples and Naples Cupcake Company, while Norman Love and Royal Palm Chocolates create unique artisan confections. Read about what’s new in dining on page 56, including the latest edition of the restaurant guide created by local foodie Sharon Kenny to help visitors and residents navigate the restaurant scene. Neapolitans are also passionate about food and wine pairings, so it’s no wonder that a number of successful vintners from elsewhere have a presence in Naples, including Grace and Ken Evenstad of Domaine Serene in Oregon, Valerie Boyd and Jeff Gargiulo of Gargiulo Vineyards in Napa Valley, and Clarke and Elizabeth Swanson of Swanson Vineyards, also in Napa. (The Swansons’ daughter Claiborne comes to Naples this month to sign copies of her new photography book. See page 136.) Successful wine pairing and great wine lists also have led some restaurants to open adjacent wine specialty stores. Cases in point: Ridgway Bar & Grill and Tony’s Off Third, and Bleu Provence and Bleu Cellar. Each year we celebrate what Neapolitans love with our annual food and wine issue. The Naples Winter Wine Festival has been prominent on the community’s radar primarily for the amount of money raised for local charities—$106 million in 12 years. This year, 25 charities received grants for programs that help children. For the attendees and trustees of the festival, most of them avid oenophiles, the event is on the map also because of the vintners who pour their finest vintages each year. In this issue, we celebrate some of the chefs from around the country who have come to prepare their culinary best at the pre-auction vintner dinners, where their lavish creations help elevate and enhance the wine that is poured. See some of their work on page 80. By all accounts—restaurant and retail reports, charity fundraising, and traffic—it has been a busy and tasteful season. To raise a glass, Naples Illustrated’s wine editor, Mark Spivak, pops the cork on some great wines to drink now (page 84).

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Dark patches and uneven skin tone can be things of the past—without lasers. Brightening and corrective skin products are being launched by every major skin-care brand, promising facial clarity and illumination. Some of the most effective out there: Le Blanc Brightening Moisture Lotion by Chanel ($67.50, Saks Fifth Avenue); Diorsnow D-NA Control White Reveal Day Essence by Dior, with active Icelandic glacial water ($130, Nordstrom; Sephora); Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, with activated vitamin C, white birch and peony to fight hyperpigmentation ($49.50, Saks Fifth Avenue; Nordstrom); Blanc de La Mer Brightening Essence Intense with the VibraWhite Ferment blend of vitamins and microalgae ($260, Saks Fifth Avenue); and La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Eye Cream, which banishes under-eye darkness ($350, La Femme Perfumery, Naples).

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Flower Power Time for a bejeweled garden party. Shades of Royalty The Tango Collection pendant’s gold and diamond blooms set off a stunning amethyst ($14,550). A.Jaron Fine Jewelry, Naples (239-2932932, ajaron.com)

Shine On Deep golden Baltic amber and sterling silver sunburst ring by Navajo artist P.S. Frank radiates beauty ($252). Silver Eagle, Naples (239-403-3033, silvereaglegallery.com)

Forget-Me-Not Pick some pretty posies—handmade Swarovski Italian crystal earrings ($529). Marilyn’s Distinctive European Fashion, Naples (239-206-4460, marilynhellman.com)

Sea Flower Pierre & Harry black and white pearl and carved flower necklace ($550) reflects the beauty of the ocean. BR Uno, Naples (239-261-9806)

Work of Art The K. Brunini Jewels orchid brooch of carved bone and 18-karat gold with pale pink diamonds and golden South Sea pearl ($18,500) has been featured in the Carnegie Museum. Marissa Collections, Naples (800-581-6641, marissacollections.com) 44  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


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drop a line Wavy or straight, stripe it rich. Be Bold Make a graphic statement with Studio 342 by Florence Eiseman girls’ dress ($60). Beth Moné Children’s Shoppe, Naples (239-261-3447, bethmone.com)

Zigzag Clarendon lamp patterned in blue and white chevron on a Lucite stand ($339) adds zip to a room. Naples Lamp Shop, (239-262-1524, napleslampshoponline.com)

Pinstripes Go linear with Pam Barry Jewelry lime green striped necklace ($560). Kathryn’s Collection, Naples (230-434-1885)

UPS AND DOWNS Gettin’ ziggy with it—frame a picture in herringbone ($31). Summerfields, Naples (239-430-2505)

PURPLE PASSION Have no fear of the elements with this Joyeuse patent tote ($110). BR Uno, Naples (239-0261-9806)

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The Whole Story The WellFit Institute, Naples, offers a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to health and fitness. Programs are designed by certified fitness instructors (and husband and wife) Remembrance “Memmy” Staber and Joe Grebenor, along with professional counselor and athlete Jill Wheeler. The three work together to teach clients how to improve their lives through personalized fitness plans, yoga, tai chi, nutrition counseling, meditation, and psychological, social and spiritual counseling. The team develops unique plans geared to individuals or groups, emphasizing fresh air fitness, outdoor adventures and how to set and achieve spiritual and physical goals. “We feel strongly that we are educators,” Staber says. “By creating goals and a purpose, we’ve had a lot of success. Accountability makes you successful.” Staber, Grebenor and Wheeler also work with clients via the Internet and phone, which accommodates hectic lives and adds flexibility that helps clients stick with their plan. (wellfitinstitute.com) —Kat Smith

Science Meets Spirit The scientific and the spiritual often are seen as mutually exclusive. The book Power Up Your Brain, The Neuroscience of Enlightenment, challenges the notion, and intends to help readers achieve enlightenment. Naples-based Dr. David Perlmutter, a board-certified neurologist and fellow of the American College of Nutrition who has appeared on TV shows including Oprah, Dr. Oz, and Today, co-wrote the book with Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., a medical anthropologist. It includes a five-week plan to prime the brain for enlightenment, with advice on nutrition, exercise, shamanic practice, meditation and visualization. Even if you don’t achieve total enlightenment, the book is an interesting, thought-provoking read; it is available at major booksellers.

Dr. David Perlmutter

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Jill Wheeler, Joe Grebenor and Memmy Staber

Home Help Naples Winter Wine Festival Trustee Shirlene Elkins is known for throwing a great theme party. For two decades, she’s also put her reputation as a former trauma nurse behind three healthcare agencies she owns in Fort Myers, Port Charlotte and Texas. Elkins and her husband, Bob, a doctor who has served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, are bringing their expertise in home health care to Naples. In partnership with Youthful Aging Home Health Care, a Sarasota boutique model of personal home care, Concierge Home Healthcare strives to be proactive, with caregivers committed to long-term assignments, supported by registered nurse care managers on call 24 hours a day. Elkins’ experience coordinating care for her mother-in-law showed the importance of creating a treatment plan among various specialties. Her mother-in-law improved so much she was able to move into her own apartment. “I found the key to maintaining independence with dignity,” Elkins says. (conciergehomehealthcare.com) —Kathy Becker

Don’t Sweat It Busy schedules can mean going from a workout to work or appointments with little time in between, so we love these multitasking products that keep us looking cool and chic: DNA Renewal Foaming Cleanser, a gentle foam with mild exfoliation to thoroughly remove surface impurities (dnaegfrenewal.com); Miracle Skin Transformer SPF20 Face (Sephora), a velvety, multifunctional tinted skin enhancer that leaves skin looking natural and flawless as it hydrates, primes, enhances, controls shine and protects; and emerginC d-red daytime emulsion, which reduces redness and improves the appearance of broken capillaries—great after a rigorous workout (the Spa at Naples Bay Resort; emerginC.com).


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Extra Points

JOHN ATASHIAN

Once the NFL football schedule and his role as analyst on ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown are finished for the season, Mike Ditka, the legendary Pro Football Hall of Fame tight end and coach, has more time to devote to his broad range of interests, including business ventures, media appearances, speaking engagements—and golf. The coach supplies his goodwill and time to the annual Mike Ditka/ Jim Hart Celebrity Golf Invitational benefiting the Immokalee Child Care Center. The event April 13 and 14 at Golf Club of the Everglades includes a celebrity pairings party on Friday and the tournament Saturday (immokaleechildcarecenter.org). NI had a chance to talk with Coach Ditka between rounds of golf on a visit to Naples. —Kat Smith n Tell us about your involvement with this event. We’ve done it for a number of years and really, Don Vining [president of the Foundation for the Immokalee Child Care Center] and the guys behind it have done a great job. I think it’s a great cause and that’s the main reason we do it. We’re helping people out, we’re helping kids out, and that’s important. n Has your busy schedule had a negative impact on your golf game? My golf game sucks. I’m not gonna quit playing, though. I travel a lot, but the ESPN thing is done so I get to spend some time in Florida and that’s very much fun for me. I do a lot of speaking, so I travel around the country. … But really, I’m down here for a week, I’ll go up north for something, then I’ll come back. I spend as much time here as I can. n What do you like about this area besides golf? I like that it’s laid-back. I don’t have to get into the bustle and hustle of Chicago or a major city. So it’s kind of nice. n Will you be returning to Monday Night Countdown, and will the show continue the “C’Mon, Man!” segment? One more year for sure. … And yeah, we’re going to do “C’mon, Man!” They get a lot of mileage out of that.

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Positive Works Elizabeth Fountain, vice president of J.R. Evans Engineering, has achieved success in a traditionally male-dominated industry. A water-resource and floodplain management expert, her local projects include project engineer for The Brooks development, and project manager for The Quarry Phase 3 and the Alico Commons Publix Plaza. She facilitated several Federal Emergency

History on Wheels “Engineers are problem solvers, designers and leaders,” Says Elizabeth Fountain. “They create a better environment for our day-to-day living.”

As managing librarian for the Revs Institute for Automotive Research, Mark Patrick works at the crossroads of current technology and historical perspective. The institute houses more than one million books, documents and images collected by Miles C. Collier. Patrick is making the collection accessible. “My goal is to assist this digital process by making these essential materials acces-

Management Agency map-revision projects for

sible to the twenty-first century scholar, journalist

property owners along the Ten Mile Canal that

and enthusiast,” he says. “Since the focus of the

increased the value of the property and, in most

collection is to preserve those machines best

cases, enhanced development potential. “I

defined by their technical, social and aesthetic sig-

wanted to be part of the industry and help make

nificance, Revs can function as a laboratory for the

positive differences,” she says. —Chris Wells

academic study of the automobile.” —C.W.

Goal-Oriented As a hockey player for Boston College, David Emma was a two-time All-American, won the 1991 Hobey Baker Award and is the school’s all-time leading scorer. Emma was a member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team and played pro for the New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins and “I want to make a difference in people’s lives and do everything that was never done for me,” Says David Emma, who focuses on wealth management for pro athletes. 52  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

Florida Panthers. Now a principal of Masterson, Emma & Associates and managing director and partner with HighTower Advisors, Emma focuses on wealth management for professional athletes. “Most financial advisors know very little about the life of a professional athlete,” he says. “The traits that make an athlete successful are also the same ones that cause financial falls.” —C.W.

Mark Patrick, former coordinator for special collections at the Detroit Public Library, stands at the crossroads of current technology and historical perspective.


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Bill was a freshman at college when he experimented with drugs and experienced a terrifying psychotic break. He believed the whole world – even his family – was against him. His distraught parents turned to the David Lawrence Center Crisis Stabilization Unit where he was kept safe and medically supervised. Bill spent the next two years working with a psychiatrist and therapist to identify and cope with these damaging thoughts so he could return to his studies. As he nears graduation, Bill’s relationship with his family has never been stronger and his future holds endless opportunities.

His Mind is Our Concern. Mental health is a community issue. Fortunately, there’s a community solution. Bill is among one in four in Collier County who suffer from a mental illness. One in ten of us will experience some form of substance abuse. When a family member, friend or coworker battles a mental health or substance abuse problem, we suffer with them. Thankfully, David Lawrence Center is here for our community. A not-for-profit organization founded and still governed by community leaders, the David Lawrence Center is the behavioral health component of our community’s healthcare network. A true local resource, it relies on donations, fees and grants to invest in the health, safety and wellbeing of our community. When you or someone you love needs help, call on the highly compassionate, committed and competent professionals of the David Lawrence Center to inspire you to move beyond the crisis towards life-changing wellness.

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Block Party

VANESSA ROGERS

The rectangular chilled watermelon salad with feta, fresh mint, caramelized red onions and balsamic vinegar glaze at Absinthe Restaurant is based on a summer treat owner Armand Alikaj and his family had when living in Europe. The ingredients are indigenous to the Mediterranean, where the climate is similar to Naples, and this dish refreshes like the original.

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Cheers, Italian Style

Brio Tuscan Grille at Waterside Shops shakes up midweek with $5 Martini Nights on Wednesdays. The special menu features select martinis, including classics, as well as unique libations. During Martini Night and other weekdays, guests can enjoy Brio’s Tuscan Tasters menu, available in the bar area Monday to Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Monday through Thursday after 9 p.m. It features Shrimptini  shrimp cocktail, mini  Brio Bistecca burgers with Provolone and house-made chips, and beef carpaccio served with field greens, capers, mustard aioli and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Salute!

Shrimptini and Margherita flatbread

Insider’s Guide

VANESSA ROGERS

Sharon Kenny knows where to go for local dining, She recently released the fourth edition of Where Should We Eat? A Foodlover’s Recommended Places to Eat and Drink in the Naples Area. She originally published the guide in 2006 to help visitors and locals discover meals, chefs, restaurants and experiences she enjoys. Kenny has eaten at each of the 110-plus restaurants listed, and tells why a place is worthwhile. “I’ve become the local friend in Naples who gives you the inside scoop,” she says. It’s also good for locals who want to find something new. The book includes a section on food markets. “We now have some great locally owned food stores that aren’t that easy to find but provide unique items people want,” Kenny says. (whereshouldweeatnaples.com) —Kat Smith

Travel With Taste There’s a new restaurant to visit for a good meal or a drink while waiting for a flight to arrive or take off. Shula’s Bar & Grill has opened in the main terminal outside the security check-in at Southwest Florida International Airport. The place is a new concept designed especially for airport travelers by the Shula group of restaurants, founded by legendary Miami Dolphins Coach Don Shula. The new airport eatery’s all-day menu covers breakfast, lunch and dinner, and features hamburgers, appetizers, cocktails and wine.

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Far left, veal chop at Côte d’Azur, and left, salmon at Sea Salt, two of the restaurants recommended in Sharon Kenny’s guide

Budding Chefs Cooking classes April 2-4 at Sur La Table in the Mercato will cater to young aspiring top chefs. Working alongside the store’s instructors, junior cooks will learn essential techniques in Kids Spring Break Cooking Camp sessions, which cover the basics that are important for everyone, especially children. And in the Teen Spring Break Cooking Camp, older kids will explore their kitchen creativity with hands-on cooking and baking lessons. Participants will learn the essential techniques required for a lifetime of culinary success and enjoyment, and practice their new skills while whipping up some delicious dishes. Sur La Table presents an ongoing series of hands-on classes for adults as well. (surlatable.com)


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Cupcakes Forever Last year, The Food Channel announced that the cupcake had transcended from trend to icon. The dessert’s status ranks high in Naples, where the latest cupcake specialty business, The Naples Cupcake Company, has been launched by 21-year-old chef and culinary entrepreneur Deniece Vella. Flavors include the Lady in Red cupcake, a red velvet cake with cream-cheese frosting; Sweet Serendipity, chocolate cake with rich Guittard chocolate frosting and chocolate confetti; and Marry Me, a honey/Madagascar vanilla cake filled with blackberry preserves, topped with honey mascarpone frosting. Vella bakes the gourmet cupcakes fresh every morning. They are available at Toast of Naples in the Shoppes at Vanderbilt, or can be ordered online at NaplesCupcakeCompany.com.

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Dog Town Naples is a dog-loving community, with more and more places offering dog-centric events. On Saturdays, you and your canine chums can drink, eat and schmooze at M Waterfront Grille’s Yappy Hour. Pooches snack on treats from the dog buffet, including house-made biscuits, while their humans enjoy lunch and a glass of wine or drinks. As an added plus, a portion of the check is donated to Humane Society Naples. Downtown, Chez Boët (formerly Bamboo Café) has a long history of holding canine parties. It will host a lunch April 14 to benefit The Brody Project for Animal Assisted Therapy. Well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome. Dr. Anne Lozynski of Olde Naples Animal Wellness Center will speak about the unique  challenges to pets living in the area, such as adapting to the climate, environmental hazards, poisonous plants and more (chezboetnaples.com). On Friday evenings, Pucci & Catana livens up Fifth Avenue South with fabulous Wine Pawties, featuring wine, fun music and shopping for chic pet accessories.

A Case Study

Prime Location

Thomas Riley Artisans’ Guild makes a case for the support of the Naples Children & Education Foundation. The woodworking company’s handcrafted wine case (above) created for the Naples Winter Wine Festival sold for $320,000. For the auction, craftsmen made a French Art Deco, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann-inspired, ebony dry bar to house a special Château Haut-Brion wine collection. Festival chairs Bob and Joan Clifford donated the Haut-Brion wines—a double magnum of the 1989, twin magnums of 2000 and 2005, and 35 bottles from other legendary vintages. This is the fifth year the Artisans’ Guild created something special for the festival. The first year the Guild made a wine barrel shelf for display. For two years, it made smaller gifts for trustees and vintners, and last year, it built a refrigerated cabinet to house the Perfect 100 lot, 100 bottles of 100-point-rated wines. —Kathy Becker

Neapolitan foodies in the know shop for Kobe Wagyu beef, Kurobuta pork and other top-quality meats at Jimmy P’s Butcher Shop & Deli on Tamiami Trail North, across from the Coastland Center. The business has been owned and operated since 1985 by Jim Pepper, a third-generation butcher, now along with his son, Jimmy Pepper. The shop sells delicious homemade items and fine wines too, and has its own smokehouse for creating deli meats and fresh smoked sausages. Jimmy P’s is a great place for a meatand-potatoes lunch, either to eat there or to take out, seven days a week, with most sandwich selections featuring Kobe beef. We have it on reliable authority that the burger rates among the best in town.

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Kurobuta pork tenderloin


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Versatile Vermouth The botanically infused wine has a long history as medicine, mixer and aperitif. By Mark Spivak

Try Carpano Antica, right, in a classic Manhattan.

Technically not a vermouth, Dubonnet contains quinine. Dolin is a dry, delicate vermouth. 60  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

Fortifying wine with herbs, spices and roots has been popular for thousands of years, although originally the practice had more to do with covering up flaws than anything else. A key ingredient in early infusions was wormwood, believed to be beneficial in treating stomach disorders. The drink became known by the German word wermut, which eventually morphed into vermouth. In 1786, Antonio Benedetto Carpano invented modern sweet vermouth in Turin, Italy, using an infusion of 30 different herbs. It quickly became popular with the ladies, who viewed it as a welcome alternative to the coarse red wine of the period. In the early years of the nineteenth century, Joseph Noilly first concocted dry vermouth. Both versions were widely consumed throughout the century as an aperitif by those who thought the drink had curative powers, and by consumers who

figured that a glass or two might be a preemptive strike against disease. With the advent of the cocktail toward the end of the nineteenth cenury, bartenders discovered the versatility of vermouth in mixing with spirits of all sorts. It played a much more central role in cocktails than it does today—curiously, vermouth was the foundation of the drink back then, and the spirit was the accent, rather than the other way around. Early martinis were composed primarily of dry vermouth, with a small amount of gin added for structure as well as flavor. Similarly, a Manhattan consisted of some whiskey added to a base of sweet vermouth. While technology and mass production have improved the quality of many products, this hasn’t been the case with vermouth. The most popular modern brands are almost caricatures of themselves—reds that are cloyingly sweet and whites that are


Vesper cocktails, made with Lillet

mouth-puckeringly tart. By contrast, try Noilly Prat, the current version of the wine originally made by Joseph Noilly in 1813 and sometimes referred to as “the Rolls-Royce of vermouth.” The crisp, dry white derives its complexity from extended aging in oak barrels, while the red is augmented with 20 different botanicals. Two of the most famous vermouths are technically not vermouths at all. Dubonnet, a sweet aperitif containing quinine, was first made in 1846. It was actually an entry in a contest run by the French government, which was trying to come up with a concoction that would get Foreign Legionnaires in North Africa to consume quinine for combating malaria. It reached

delicate and floral than many of the massmarket brands. The king of all sweet vermouths is Carpano Antica, supposedly made according to Antonio Benedetto Carpano’s original formula. While it’s not cheap—a bottle costs $35, compared to $18 for Dolin and $12 for Martini & Rossi—it has a richness, complexity and nuanced flavor that must be tasted to be believed. u HILL 1056 NI 2012 Island Ad.2_Layout 6 1/23/12 6:40 PM Page 1

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WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

Francis Ford Coppola’s Mesoamerican resorts offer luxury and adventure. By PAUL RUBIO

Encouraged by the popularity of upscale eco-tourism in Costa Rica, nearby Belize and Guatemala have eagerly followed suit. And within this expanding sphere of ecoluxury, one of Hollywood’s most esteemed names has catalyzed an element of tropical glitz and glamour amidst the rainforests, ruins and rich seas of remote Mesoamerica.

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Far left and above: Blancaneaux Lodge offers relaxation, nature hikes and private pools. La Lancha (left and below) is a peaceful retreat on Guatamala’s Lake Petén Itzá. Opening page: Riverside dining in the rainforest at Blancaneaux

While best known for The Godfather films in the United States and Europe, the name Francis Ford Coppola is synonymous with luxury in Belize and Guatemala. Since Coppola unveiled Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize’s Maya Mountains nearly 20 years ago, his Mesoamerican empire has spread to the shores of Belize’s Placencia Peninsula with Turtle Inn and to neighboring Guatemala with La Lancha, situated near the ancient city of Tikal. With excellent tourism infrastructure between each of the three lodges, visitors to the Coppola resorts are privy to a highly varied and incredibly sumptuous Central American sampler platter, even when coming for short visits. In the heart of the Maya Mountains, Blancaneaux Lodge peers over the serene Privassion Creek. In a region robust with mysterious caves, dramatic waterfalls, hiking trails and exalted Mayan sites such as Caracol, Blancaneaux is a playground for novice outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy heavy doses of nature but even heavier doses of pampering and bragging rights. Mornings filled with short hikes and excursions searching for tracks of the elusive jaguar are followed by afternoons at the on-site Thai spa, enjoying poolside libations while listening to bird calls, swaying in a riverside hammock, or indulging in the homemade Italian food from the on-site restaurant, Montagna Ristorante. As for the 64  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

dwellings themselves, the private plunge pools and the outdoor shower gardens of the deluxe cabanas elevate the experience of bonding with nature. Just three hours west of Blancaneaux in Guatemala’s Maya heartland, La Lancha is a resplendent retreat where the rainforest meets the sparkling waters of Lake Petén Itzá. The 10-room boutique lodge offers instant im-


mersion into the best of Guatemala. Perched at eye level with the forest canopy, the enclave teems with colorful birdlife and charismatic howler monkeys. The authentic Guatemalan gastronomy delights, falling nothing short of experiential. The bold tapestries and fascinating masks adorning the interiors define a true sense of place and contribute to an ambience of cozy and unpretentious luxury. In close proximity to the majestic ruins at Tikal, the excitement here is palpable. At least two days should be dedicated for excursions to these renowned archaeological sites. Besides lending insight into the demise of pre-Columbian Maya civilization, the wonders of Tikal rise to glory in the middle of a national park, granting more opportunities for superb wildlife viewing. Back along Belize’s central coastline on the quiet Placencia Peninsula, Coppola’s Turtle Inn is a thatch-roofed beachfront retreat that rivals the Caribbean’s most exclusive resorts. Located near the world’s second-largest barrier reef, snorkeling and diving trips are often high on the agenda here. Yet those seeking more than underwater rhapsody will revel in the full gamut of haute fun-in-the-sun activities, from floating sundecks to the spa’s alfresco mega-pavilions to the five themed on-site restaurants and bars. coppolaresorts.com u

Coppola’s Turtle Inn offers luxury thatched huts on the shores of Belize’s Placencia Peninsula.

Our passion for dining was ignited by our parents, who were particular about the quality of food they prepared for us. For generations our family did not just eat – we feasted. Like most Neapolitans, we’re transplants – from Long Island, N.Y. – who are devoted to our new hometown. We love attracting diners to the fun, energetic vibe of Noodles Italian Café & Sushi Bar. The sounds of music, laughter and happy eating remind us of the family table of our youth. That’s why our motto is “Feast in Our Home.” Being true to ourselves and our heritage is what being a member of Naples Originals is all about.

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BLACK MAGIC Conjure up your inner James Bond behind the wheel of the extraordinary Aston Martin V12 Vantage Carbon Black Edition. BY HOWARD WALKER

It was hard, really hard, to resist the temptation to suit up in my finest bib ’n tucker—that’s Brit-speak for a dinner jacket—just to slide elegantly behind the wheel. And I admit there were times when the urge to skip my usual beverage of choice and order a vodka martini, shaken, definitely not stirred, did become overwhelming. My wife, however, was far from amused at being subjected to two days of my calling her Pushy Galore, delivered in my finest Sean Connery Scottish brogue. Driving an Aston Martin, any Aston Martin, does that to you. Slot the crystal transmitter key into the ignition—surely a creation of that master British Secret Service gizmo wizard, “Q”—and you become Bond, James Bond, 007, with a license to thrill. After piloting an Aston DBS in the previous two Bond escapades—Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace—no one is letting on whether Daniel Craig will be back piloting an Aston in the next 007 episode, called Skyfall, due in theaters November 9. But if the producers have an ounce of sense, it should be the menacing and completely breathtaking Aston Martin V12 Vantage Carbon Black Edition I’ve been driving. The Vantage is the smallest, most compact model in the Aston lineup. It usually comes with a 420-horsepower V-8 providing the 66  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

magic. But, just because they could, the A-M engineers shoehorned the company’s most potent power plant, the 6.0-liter, 510-hp, V-12 nuclear reactor, beneath the car’s lightweight aluminum hood. This is a little like strapping an Exocet missile to the back of a golf cart. Stomp on the throttle from standstill and 60 mph comes up in a mere 4.4 seconds, and the tsunami of torque doesn’t quit until the speedo needle is kissing the 190-mph mark. A word here about noise. This V12 Vantage has more voices than Linda Blair in The Exorcist—from the violent rrrrapppp as the engine fires up to the race-car-like scream as the revs pass 4,000 to the burbles, barks and pops as you snap off the throttle. The first time I experienced this blood-curdling aural crescendo, I had to go home and take a cold shower. Believe me, you’d buy this car just to hear it sing. But the V12 isn’t just about a sensuous soundtrack. This is the most agile car in the Aston lineup, and a car that rewards the presson driver with the purest of pure handling precision and lightswitch responses. Even compared to the V8 Vantage, its spring rates are 45 percent stiffer and its anti-roll bars uprated to give the torsional stiffness of an I-beam. At each corner, the 19-inch Pirelli PZero


Corsa rubberware is as wide as oil drums and offers the stickiness of flypaper. Of course, in the pursuit of purism, you’ll have to embrace the bone-hard ride—run over a quarter and you’ll know whether it’s the George Washington side. That, and the constant pitter-patter and bump-thump of the Pirellis over anything but pool-tablesmooth asphalt. A Lexus it’s not. And there’s no fancy dual-clutch automatic on the options list. Here, your only choice is a he-man six-speed manual controlled by a polished billet aluminum shifter so big and beefy it could have come out of a Peterbilt.

But even if I never drove this car and mounted it on my living room wall instead, I’d be a happy man. From every single angle, this is automotive art at its finest. In its Carbon Black Edition guise, it is even more visually menacing. The $15-grand premium over the $183,535 sticker for the regular V12 Vantage buys you bespoke Carbon Black metallic paint (50 manhours to apply), as well as an interior swathed in Obsidian Black leather, new lightweight carbon fiber and Kevlar seats, and lashings of carbon fiber and Piano Black trim. Yes, Mr. Bond would love this latest and greatest Aston Martin. No doubt he’d think of it as “From England With Love.” u

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Silver-grey organza beaded bustier, ivory jersey skirt, Ralph Lauren, Naples Opposite page: Deep V-neck dress with all-over animal pointed sequins embroidered on georgette satin, Gucci, Naples

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Satin top, eyelet embellished skirt with feathers, Louis Vuitton, Naples Opposite page: Etro deconstructed paisley cutout dress, Marissa Collections, Naples

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Prada poplin top, plissé skirt, double wool twill coat with superposé embroidery, leather shoes, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples Opposite page: Stella McCartney ink stretch large circle Fitzroy dress with embroidery, Marissa Collections, Naples

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Setting the Courses While the Naples Winter Wine Festival is known for its considerable charitable contributions and, of course, wine, the festival also has a reputation in the food firmament for culinary creativity. BY KATHY BECKER | Photography by Mila Bridger, Sebastien Girard, Erick Kellar and Louis Venne From left to right: The chefs from WCI Communities prepared the 2012 celebration brunch following the auction. Roasted Cabassi & Rea Wagyu ribeye with shaved porcini, celery, lemon and 2009 Manni “Per Me” Toscana I.G.P. extra virgin olive oil, paired with Gaja 2001 Sugarille Brunello di Monalcino at the Ahujas' 2012 Italian-themed dinner. Wines at a special tasting with vintner HRH Prince Robert of Luxembourg of Château Haut-Brion. 80  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


Tuna Dynamite, an appetizer with sushi rice, lump crab and ahi tuna created by chefs Kerry Simon and Nona Sivley from LA Market for the dinner at Barbara and John Jordan’s home, themed “Some Enchanted Evening.” Right: Butter-poached lobster with Creminelli cotechino, pickled baby carrots, purgatory beans, coriander and grilled lemon for the dinner at Monte and Usha Ahuja’s home by festival Chef de Cuisine Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia in Chicago.

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Top left and right: Chocolate Imperial, Manjari, Syrah sabayon, currant and spices; and Maine lobster and bay scallops in red Thai curry broth, micro Thai basil and cilantro flowers from the “Smoke and Mirrors”-themed dinner cohosted by Scott and Simone Lutgert and Bob and Joan Clifford. Above: Some of the exclusive wines poured in a pre-festival Château Haut-Brion tasting. Right and below: Chefs, sommeliers and vintners work to create amazing menus at each dinner, including this year’s dinner at John and Barbara Jordan’s home.

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The Grant Committee of the Naples Children & Education Foundation spends months reviewing the applications and needs of various charities to decide how to distribute the funds raised each year at the Naples Winter Wine Festival. But other important selections and pairings are made throughout the year, including choosing the chefs and the vintners for the festival’s highly successful vintner dinners, held the night before the auction at the homes of festival trustees. Since 2001 when the festival started, 130 chefs have come to Naples to showcase their culinary skills for discerning diners. Festival trustees try to lure the best and the brightest culinary talent to pair with vintners from around the world. Karen Scott, a festival trustee who is on the chef selection committee for the 2013 festival, says planners consult several culinary awards lists, and consider recommendations from trustees and other chefs. The trustees seek a mix of celebrity chefs and up-and-coming talent from notable restaurants around the country. “Letters go out telling chefs who has come in the past, what the event is all about,” Scott says. “We try to change it up year to year.” Still, chefs like the event so much, they often return. Tom Colicchio has come to the festival six times, Tony Mantuano and Norman Van Aken, five times each, and Emeril Lagasse, Daniel


Left: Dolci assaggini served at the Ahujas' dinner, themed “The Floating Fair” in recognition of their Gulf-front penthouse. Below: Scott and Simone Lutgert, with chef Wolfgang Puck at the dinner in their home, which they cohosted with 2012 festival chairs Bob and Joan Clifford. Bottom left and right: Château Haut-Brion wines being poured for the special vertical tasting; hosts and vintners bring the best vintages from their cellars.

Boulud, Lee Hefter and Rick Tramonto, four times each. For many chefs, the opportunity to get out of their kitchens and meet other chefs, as well as to meet and work with vintners for the top-ranked charity wine festival in the world, is hard to resist. “It’s a change of scenery for them,” Scott says. “What’s hard about Naples in January? For the chefs, it’s like a fraternity. They know one another and they have chef-only functions during the weekend.” Although the weather in Naples may be attractive, it may not be great in the locations where the chefs are traveling from. In 2010, the arrival of some chefs was delayed by rough winter weather in New York. They did get into Naples in time, but not without creating some panicked dinner hosts. Serving as a chef at the festival requires a lot of planning, so many of them prepare as much as possible in advance, and prefer to bring their own knives, ingredients and staff. Some chefs first see the kitchen where they will be working to feed 24 to 40 diners when they arrive. As a result, many of the visiting chefs partner with local chefs to locate additional ingredients if necessary and to make sure everything is in place when they get there. Each year, in order to accommodate the dinners planned, the goal is to attract 15 to 17 chefs to come and create. Festival chairs Terry and Bob Edwards will make the chef and vintner pairings for 2013 after the festival’s vintner chair makes recommendations based on wines and cuisine, considering hosts’ wine preferences. After the vintner dinners on Friday of the festival, chefs from The Ritz-Carlton Resorts create an auction-day culinary showcase. All the food and wine is designed to get attendees ready to raise their paddles and their glasses—2,500 of them—the day of the auction. u NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | APRIL 2012  83


In Good Time The best time to pop the cork on a bottle of wine can be confusing. We’re here to help. By Mark Spivak 84  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


The Vineyards at Littorai Opposite page: Barrel room at Château des Jacques

Determining the perfect moment to drink a bottle of wine can be one of trickiest endeavors on Earth. The wild cards are almost endless—region, producer, vintage and style are all factors, and storage conditions also play a key role. As a result, both amateurs and connoisseurs frequently make mistakes. Sometimes our curiosity gets the better of us, and we consume wines in their infant stage; just as often, we hang on to our favorites too long and drink them past their peak. Assuming proper handling and storage, the following wines should be showing their best right now. Some are current releases, while others are classics that have matured over time. In selecting the older vintages, a major criterion was that the wines had to be available at a range of retailers, either locally or by mail order. Price also was a factor. Although 1982 Château Latour may be superlative at the moment, few of us are going to pay $2,500 per bottle for the privilege of experiencing it. Littorai Pinot Noir, Cerise Vineyard, Anderson Valley, 2006 ($75) Ted Lemon of Littorai just might be making the

best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in California. Lemon apprenticed at Domaine Dujac, became the first American to work as a vineyard manager in Burgundy, and then came home to start his own winery. The Cerise is medium-bodied and rich, with unctuous flavors of black fruits and kirsch offset by excellent acidity. Like many of Littorai’s offerings, it only shows its best after five or six years in the bottle. Hidden Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma, 2007 ($40) Hidden Ridge is an exercise in “extreme winemaking.” The vineyard is located off Spring Mountain Road in the Mayacamas Mountains at an elevation of 2,400 feet and a slope of 55 degrees. It is accessible only by four-wheel drive vehicle and helicopter. It’s a powerful expression of mountaingrown Cabernet, with tart blackberry fruit, dusty tannins and sweet notes of powdered cocoa emerging on the long finish. Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc, Cloudy Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2009 ($50) At first glance, Te Koko breaks all the rules. It is fermented with wild yeast, allowed to undergo NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | APRIL 2012  85


Charles Heidsieck decanter set; Cellar Master Regis Camus; vineyards at Charles Heidsieck.

malolactic fermentation, and even aged for 18 months in barrels before release. The result is an amazing style of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc—full-bodied and spicy, explosively aromatic, bursting with bright acidity and juicy citrus. It’s a wine with an Old World soul and all the exuberance we’ve come to expect from New Zealand’s signature grape. Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires, 1995 ($200) Blanc des Millénaires is a blanc de blancs, or a Champagne made exclusively from Chardonnay. Only four vintages have been produced in the modern era (1985, 1990, 1995 and 1999). It displays scents of vanilla and citrus on the nose, along with whiffs of brioche. It is ripe and fullbodied on the palate, with terrific acidity and mineral backbone; flavors of lemon, quince and bitter almond

Vineyards at Château des Jacques

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linger on the finish. Decant this for the best results, and you will be rewarded. Clos de la Siete, Argentina, 2008 ($18) Craving flavor? Looking for a chewy and extremely well-made red at a remarkably reasonable price? Pick up a bottle of Clos de la Siete, an estate (really a collection of wineries) overseen by superstar winemaker Michel Rolland in Tunuyan, 50 miles south of Mendoza. Densely concentrated, filled with flavors of dark berry fruit and hints of plum, leather and chocolate, it makes a perfect match for grass-fed beef, lamb and slow-cooked stews. Kistler Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay, 2009 ($65) Steve Kistler first gained fame as a Pinot Noir producer, but this Chardonnay will take your breath away. It explodes in the mouth with bursts of citrus, yet the acidity is high, the texture is tight and bracing, and the mineral core is firm. In a blind tasting, this could pass for a top white Burgundy. Château des Jacques Moulin-à-Vent, 2009 ($25) Think all Beaujolais is Nouveau? Think again. The 10 crus are remarkably age-worthy, and a good Moulin-à-Vent can last nearly a decade. When Louis Jadot expanded into Beaujolais with its purchase of Château des Jacques, it brought the respectability of a great Burgundy producer to one of the world’s most underrated wines. Bursting with flavors of strawberry, raspberry and tart red currant, the 2009 will be satisfying for years to come.


The barrel room at Bertani in Verona, Italy

Northstar Merlot, Columbia Valley, 2007 ($50) This is a Merlot for Cabernet Sauvignon drinkers— concentrated and powerful, yet elegant and balanced at the same time. Flavors are intensified during the growing season by as much as a 40-degree swing between hot days and cool nights. It’s so good that even Miles from Sideways would like it. Bertani Amarone, 2003 ($110) Expensive? Sure, but consider this: This Italian beauty is only made in exceptional vintages, using the best grapes of the harvest, and spends up to eight years in cask before release. The reward is a wine both rich and bone-dry, infused with seductive hints of walnut husks and dried plums, equally at home with game dishes or strong cheeses. Joseph Drouhin, Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc, 2009 ($80) Despite a widespread and necessary level of commercialization, every major Burgundy négociant has at least one wine that aspires to greatness. In Drouhin’s case, it’s the white Clos des Mouches. Profound minerality, striking acidity and sumptuous flavors of citrus and stone fruits make it distinctive from the moment of release. It can last and improve up to 10 years in a good vintage. Lemelson Pinot Noir, Thea’s Selection, Willamette Valley, 2009 ($30) Silky and smooth, this wine exhibits flavors of black cherry, raspberry and red plum against a solid mineral backbone. It goes equally well with salmon and white or red meats, and is an absolute pleasure to drink. If you’ve heard people raving about 2009 in Oregon, find out what all the fuss is about.

David Merfeld, Northstar winemaker

Northstar Vineyard

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Lemelson vineyards, Portland, Oregon

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Casanova di Neri Brunello, Tenuta Nuova, 2005 ($75) Giacomo Neri inherited his father’s wine estate in 1991 and took it to a higher level, combining traditional techniques and modern innovation. The Tenuta Nuova, from a vineyard planted in 1985, is a riveting expression of Brunello di Montalcino—full-bodied yet seamless, with soft tannins and beautiful fruit. Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko-Athiri, Santorini, 2010 ($20) This is definitely not your father’s retsina. The Sigalas winery was founded on the island of Santorini in 1991 and has become one of the leaders in the Greek wine renaissance. This white blend is richly concentrated, with a great deal of ripe citrus, palate weight and character. Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-duPape, 2001 ($150) Beaucastel is the benchmark in Châteauneuf-duPape, as well as one of the world’s greatest wine estates. Dating to the sixteenth century, the vineyard produces wines with a high percentage of Mourvèdre and the capability for long-term aging. The 1989 and 1998 were classics, but the 2001 is not far behind: fullbodied and powerful, crammed with flavors of black-

berries, cherries, Provençal herbs, truffles and earth, it is a magnificent wine when paired with game, beef and slow-cooked stews. Les Tourelles de Longueville, Pauillac, 2007 ($45) Sometimes pedigree counts for everything. If you didn’t know that this was the second label of Château Pichon-Baron, you’d certainly figure out quickly that it was the product of well-placed vineyards and impeccable winemaking. Primarily Merlot, it is elegant and beautifully proportioned, with ripe blackberry flavors balanced against chalky tannins and toasty oak. Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley, 2008 ($40) Turnbull is a remarkable bargain, considering that it comes from Oakville and its illustrious neighbors include Far Niente, Plumpjack and Dalla Valle. The 2008 is soft and supple, with spicy black fruit flavor packaged in an approachable style. Nicolas Feuillatte, Brut Champagne Cuvée Palmes D’Or, 1990 ($225) This luxury cuvée from Nicolas Feuillatte is a 50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It is produced only from the best wines in exceptional vintages and


Vineyards at Château de Beaucastel, Rhône Valley, France

is the ultimate expression of the house style. Full-bodied and vibrant with a featherlight texture accented by hints of sherry, it is a stunning Champagne at the peak of perfection. Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, 2009 ($15) Cynics say that there’s no inexpensive California Cabernet worth drinking, but Liberty School proves them wrong. Grown and bottled by the Hope family, it is brimming with blackberry essence, crushed fresh herbs, bright acidity and integrated tannins. It’s delicious by itself or as an accompaniment to steaks, chops and grilled meats of all sorts. Pascal Jolivet Sancerre, 2010 ($25) Jolivet is the gold standard in Sancerre and the benchmark for unoaked Sauvignon Blanc—from the Loire Valley or anywhere else. The product of natural winemaking, it is filled with brilliant acidity and luscious citrus flavors. It’s a perfect match with creamy goat cheese, river or lake fish, and all types of shellfish. Marquis D’Angerville, Volnay Champans, 2008 ($90) Yes, Burgundy is a minefield—it is expensive, unpredictable and difficult to understand—but when you find a producer you like and trust, all will be revealed. The wines from D’Angerville are consistent and reliable, even in marginal vintages. In good years, they exemplify the combination of power and delicacy that makes Volnay so intriguing. This 2008 contains bright flavors of red fruits and earthy hints of mushroom and truffle that will amplify as the wine ages. u

The tasting room courtyard at Turnbull Wine Cellars

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Childs Play

Brian and Janet Childs create a contemporary setting in Port Royal for family life. by KATHY BECKER | photography by LORI HAMILTON

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Clockwise from top left: The great room flows from the entertainment area to the dining room to the kitchen under dark beams. The couple opted for a small living room, with ceiling details and a light shelf that provides dramatic effect. Molding on the entry and living room walls and dramatic lighting set the tone for the home. Wall design in the study is a contemporary version of a chair rail, with flat vertical and horizontal panels that complement the ceiling and floor design.

After building two other homes in Naples and a dental office, dentists Brian and Janet Childs learned through experience what they liked and didn’t like in a custom home. They used what they learned from living in the homes they built, and they toured model homes to get other ideas. “We looked at several models,” Janet says. “Hundreds,” Brian says. When they found an ideal lot on the water in Port Royal, they decided the time was right to build a house designed for the way they live. “In the past, the houses we built were built with resale in mind,” Janet says. “This time, we decided to build for our 92  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

needs; we built it the way we live.” With three sons, aged 20, 17 and 13, and a golden retriever, they needed a large, open living space that transitioned to the outdoor kitchen, dining area and pool. They also felt no need for a formal dining room, and preferred a small parlor instead of a large living room, which Janet was always told was needed for resale. “We wanted a great room,” Janet says. “We eliminated the formal dining room. We wanted it as open as possible.” “Ninety percent of our time is right here and on the deck,” Brian says. “We wanted to use every space.” The open kitchen, with a large island and dining stools, flows into the dining

area and on to the family room, which is furnished with couches and an entertainment center. “It was their idea to put the dining room table in the family room,” says interior designer Lisa Ficarra of Ficarra Design Associates, Naples. “That is what people are gravitating to. The family room is one big living space.” In their other homes, the Childses built additional guest suites, and one of their homes had a theater. “Our oldest son is in college,” Janet says. “We do have a bedroom for him, but our guests also stay there.” Although they did use the theater, they chose not to include one in the Port Royal home’s plan in order to enlarge other


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Clockwise from above: The closets were customdesigned. Closet detail. The couple selected the stone used in several areas. An upstairs loft sitting room with a balcony over the pool is a perfect spot for their sons and guests. Opposite: In addition to stone, the Chidses chose dramatic lighting throughout their home.

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spaces. Besides, with state-of-the-art electronics and automated systems by Criteria of Naples, they can turn their great room into a prime viewing spot or view on televisions outdoors. Brian made a sketch of a floor plan he liked, which Bill Weber of Weber Design Group, Naples, tweaked into a working plan for the home, built by BCB Homes, Naples. Ficarra helped the couple make the transition from more traditional Tuscan and Mediterranean interiors they had in their other homes to clean, contemporary style.

“They started out a little more casual,” Ficarra says. “But they ended up loving the contemporary lines. They were open to new designs and a fresh, clean, simple and sophisticated look.” “When we started making selections, we realized we wanted something different, more contemporary,” Brian says. “What we have now is a total departure from what we had before,” Janet says. Much of the home’s warmth comes from the kitchen, a room they are finding they use more now than they did in their other

homes. “We have become cooks,” Janet says. “We’ve had great kitchens before, but with more time now, we cook and bake all the time.” “She finally got her pantry, which is important when you have boys, and boys have friends,” Brian says. The pantry is one example of the ample storage included throughout the house, with custom closets and cabinets by Hogan Brothers, Naples, as well as both upstairs and downstairs laundry rooms. Brian was impressed with the expertise NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | APRIL 2012  95


Above: Glass tile, granite, and stainless steel pendants complement the metallic hues on the wall. Opposite, top: The wall unit in the family room was designed to encompass the complete wall, taking into consideration the placement of the windows overhead. The custom wood-finish shelves were designed to look like they are floating, and are lit from underneath to accent the glass collection. Bottom: Multilevel areas around the pool provide plenty of places to enjoy the view. 

BCB brought to building the project. He points to a second-floor balcony over the pool that gently slopes to a small, unobtrusive center drain that keeps water from dripping over the edge of the house onto the lanai. “They were extremely picky,” Brian says of the builders. “Stuff we said was okay, they insisted on making right.” While their concrete floating dock gets fishing and kayak-launching action, Brian looks forward to one day having a power boat. The family also enjoys the pool, which has a shallow expansion at the base of the disappearing edge where they put an umbrella and chairs to be close to the dock. Love of Chihuly glass sculpture led to bright spots of color in the kitchen and on parlor walls, where blue-gray and subtle 96  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

metallic hues contrast with the espresso flooring, dark beams and white marble. “They appreciated all the details,” Ficarra says. “They were a pleasure to work with; they wanted something unique and new.” The Childses were involved in many selections, including numerous choices for bathrooms and counters. “We had a lot of fun with our lighting,” Brian says. “I had fun picking out the stone, with different granite, onyx and other stones.” “They did a lot of research,” Ficarra says. “They were very hands-on and wanted to be involved in the whole process.” Ficarra helped with ceiling designs, which lack crown molding, and suggested interesting wall treatments. Ficarra designed the powder bath with stainless steel strips between tiles.

With the exception of some furniture in the boys’ rooms, the couple started over with new furnishings. “We have a lot fewer pieces,” Janet says, noting selections were made with their kids and the dog, Rusty, in mind. “Our kids and their friends hang out here. It’s all used.” “People sometimes see these contemporary places and think they aren’t really lived in,” Ficarra says. “Everything they have is user-friendly, functional. People don’t have to be hesitant to go in that direction. I think a lot of people are going for a simpler, cleaner look.” It’s a style the couple is happy to share with family and friends. “People who drop by know we are probably grilling or watching a game, and Rusty is probably swimming,” Brian says. u


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SOLD

NEW LISTING

Pelican Bay Barrington

Pelican Bay Georgetown

Pelican Bay Georgetown

Pelican Bay Barrington

Pelican Bay Isle Verde

3/4+Den • $2,495,000

3/4.5+Den Lake • $2,095,000

4/4 • $1,850,000

3/3.5+Den • $1,825,000

SOLD

SOLD

Pelican Bay Barrington

Pelican Bay St. Laurent

4/3.5 +Den • $1,550,000

3/3 • $1,400,000

Pelican Bay Crescent

3/4+Den • $2,795,000

SOLD L AK E

Pelican Bay Oakmont

Pelican Bay Georgetown

5/4 • $1,635,000

5+Den/4.5 • $1,550,000

PENDING

SOLD

Pinecrest at Pelican Bay

Pelican Bay St. Laurent

3/3.5 • $1,295,000 SOLD

Bay Colony Mansion La Palma

Pelican Bay Oakmont

Pelican Bay Oakmont

3/2 • $1,195,000

3/3 • $1,045,000

3/2.5+Den • $845,000

3/3 • $845,000

SOLD

SOLD

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Pelican Bay St. Nicole

Pelican Bay Crescent

Pelican Bay Bay Villas

Pelican Bay Crescent

Covington Row at Crescent

3/2 • $739,000

2/2.5 +Den • $729,000

2/2 • $699,000

3/2.5 +Den • $575,000

3/2 • $459,000

4/3 +Den • $1,145,000

SOLD

Pelican Bay Valencia 3/2 Lakeview • $399,000

Pelican Bay Barrington Club

Pelican Bay Laurel Oaks

Pelican Bay Willowbrook

3/2 • $359,000

3/2 Lake View • $359,000

3/2 • $335,000

(239) 592-5376 • (239) 269-5400 email: vh@victoriaharrison.com

Pelican Bay Laurel Oaks 2/2 Lake View • $299,000


Park Shore

NaPleS Cay

NEW LISTING Bay ColoNy ShoreS

The epitome of Naples with 360-degree views. An architectural masterpiece encompassing over 12,000 sq. ft. The ultimate beachfront estate.

Magnificent! Custom architectural design, 7,200 sq. ft. home. Oversized, private pool deck cabana and two-car garage. Furnished.

As in art, wine and collectibles, the appeal of an extraordinary home is its distinctive character.

Barbi Lowe & Trish Lowe Soars, 239.213.7227

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.404.3253

Dorcas Briscoe, 239.860.6985

Regent Penthouse Three $14,300,000

Seasons Residence 1903 $6,995,000

Tory Lane $6,995,000

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NEW LISTING Park Shore

Park Shore

Bay Colony

Directly on the beach, savor explosive views. Extraordinary architectural elements with over 7,400 SF living area.

Capture beachfront tropical ambience from this seaside estate residence with expansive terraces and explosive views. Utmost in security.

You can see for miles and miles from this Bay Colony beachfront southwest corner Penthouse. Magnificent, wide-open views. Poolside Cabana.

Barbi Lowe & Trish Lowe Soars, 239.213.7227

Barbi Lowe & Trish Lowe Soars, 239.213.7227

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.860.6985

Bay Colony

Park Shore

Bay Colony

Extraordinary estate home nestled on a spectacular lot and a half. Dramatic architectural features, expansive verandas and massive terraces.

Masterfully situated directly on the beach, this beachside estate is custom designed with over 8,400 sq. ft. of impeccable living space.

Capture Bay Colony from the ultimate point of view. This prime beachfront site boasts unobstructed coastal views with 10-foot ceilings.

Barbi Lowe & Trish Lowe Soars, 239.213.7227

Barbi Lowe & Trish Lowe Soars, 239.213.7227

Barbi Lowe & Trish Lowe Soars, 239.213.7227

Bay Colony

PeliCan Bay

PeliCan Bay

Savor Bay Colony’s most tranquil setting. Lakefront 6BR/7BA sanctuary. Private neighborhood and Beach Club.

True top floor southwest corner Penthouse. 320-degree view across Gulf and Naples skyline. Over 9,700 sq. ft. A/C. Rooftop terrace. Cabana.

This extraordinary penthouse features world-class panoramic views and an interior with handcrafted features including expansive terraces.

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.860.6985

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.860.6985

Barbi Lowe & Trish Lowe Soars, 239.213.7227

Regent Residence Nineteen North $6,850,000

Regent Estate Six North $6,500,000

Contessa Penthouse 2001 $6,500,000

NEW LISTING

Bay Colony Shores $6,295,000

Bay Colony Shores $5,975,000

Regent Estate Five North $6,250,000

Montenero Penthouse 2002 $5,950,000

Contessa Penthouse 2102 $6,000,000

Cap Ferrat Penthouse 11 $5,490,000


NEW LISTING Bay ColoNy

The Salerno

grey oakS Penthouse 1904

Silverleaf Lane

Park Shore

Provence

Residence 803

Endless views in this spectacular furnished 2-story Penthouse. Luxurious living with 5BR/5 full and 1 half bath. Includes 2-car garage and Cabana.

Magnificent home encompassing over 5,300 sq. ft. of living area. Master craftsmanship, fabulous pool, outdoor entertaining area. Furnished.

Striking Gulf views, 3BR/4BA, nearly 4,000 SF, billiards room/den or 4th BR & family room. First-class amenities.

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.404.3253

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.404.3253

Barbi Lowe & Trish Lowe Soars, 239.213.7227

NaPleS Cay

MooriNgS

NaPleS Cay

Impeccably presented 10th-floor 3BR+den/4th BR residence with magnificent Beach and Bay views offering over 5,000 sq. ft. A/C.

Cherish the lifestyle of this unique waterfront villa. Sensational Bay views with private pool and dock. Charming gated village nestled in the Moorings.

Situated in one of Naples finest high-rise buildings. This large 5,000 SF plus 3BR/3.5BA residence offers state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen.

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.641.3270

Barbi Lowe & Trish Lowe Soars, 239.213.7227

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.641.3270

PeliCaN Bay

PeliCaN Bay

Bay ColoNy

Elegant in every way, former Robb & Stucky 4BR/4BA+den model on the 12th-floor. Over 3,600 sq. ft., Turnkey furnished.

An outstanding custom-designed 15th-floor 3BR/3.5BA plus den end residence. Stunning 300-degree skyline and Gulf views.

Poolside living in this 3,000 sq. ft. 3BR/3BA recently updated residence. Large terrace has private stairs to pool and Gulf. Furnished.

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.641.3270

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.641.3270

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.404.3253

$4,995,000

The Seasons Residence 1002 $3,395,000

Cap Ferrat Residence 1203 $2,695,000

$4,295,000

Vista Royale $3,200,000

Montenero Residence 1508 $2,595,000

$3,400,000

The Seasons

Residence 602

$2,995,000

Remington Residence 204 $2,495,000


Provence Residence 502

Bay Colony

Biltmore Residence 301

Bay Colony

Tropical setting ideally-located steps away from Venetian Village. Spacious 4,300 sq. ft. with 10foot ceilings including wraparound terraces.

Tucked into a captivating tropical setting with the ultimate of specifications and furnishings. Capture Bay Colony from this 3,200 sq. ft.

Exceptional Beach, Gulf and nature views, substanital 3BR+den residence includes two large terraces in beachfront gated community.

Barbi Lowe & Trish Lowe Soars, 239.213.7227

Barbi Lowe & Trish Lowe Soars, 239.213.7227

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.641.3270

Bay Colony

PeliCan Bay

Bay Colony

The perfect beachhouse with all the amenities of condominium living. Furnished 2BR/2.5BA with 2,400 sq. ft. living area. Furnished.

One of a kind 3,340 sq. ft. 3 bedroom plus den Penthouse offering Gulf views in Pelican Bay. Full service amenities including room service.

Over 3,400 sq. ft., 3BR/3.5BA condominium with den and family room. Designer features. Gulf views plus endless amenities.

Park Shore

$2,475,000

Remington Residence 201 $1,995,000

$2,450,000

Marbella Penthouse $1,995,000

Carlysle Residence 502 $2,195,000

Trieste Residence 505 $1,995,000

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.404.3253

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.641.3270

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.404.3253

Bay Colony

PeliCan Bay

Park Shore

Stunning corner 3BR/3BA + family room residence providing 2,800 SF of gracious living area. Gulf, Bay & sunset views. Private elevators.

Impeccably presented 19th-floor residence, 3BR/3BA plus den with wide Gulf, Preserve and Golf views. Turnkey furnished.

Extraordinary sunrises and sunsets with spectacular Gulf and Bay views. Three full bedroom suites, den and morning room.

Toscana Residence 1104 $1,900,000

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.404.3253

Cap Ferrat Residence 1905 $1,895,000

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.641.3270

Brittany Residence 1205 $1,885,000

Barbi Lowe & Trish Lowe Soars, 239.213.7227


Bay ColoNy

Bay ColoNy

Bay ColoNy

Perfect 10th-floor southwest corner 3BR/3BA plus family room. Expansive Gulf and Bay views. Private Cabana with secluded sunning deck.

Impeccably-maintained 3BR/2.5BA, 2,500 sq. ft. of gracious living. Captivating Bay and Gulf views. Custom features throughout.

Exquisitely finished and turnkey furnished 3BR/3BA plus family room. Gulf and Bay views. Exceptional upgrades, 9-foot ceilings, private elevator. Furnished.

Toscana Residence 1001 $1,800,000

Toscana Residence 1503 $1,795,000

Salerno Residence 803 $1,795,000

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.860.6985

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.404.3253

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.860.6985

PeliCaN Bay

NEW LISTING Bay ColoNy

PeliCaN Bay

Pelican Bay Woods Situated on one of Pelican Bay’s premium homesites, this substantial 5,400 sq. ft. 4BR+den residence offers high ceilings. Excellent lake views.

$1,695,000

Marquesa

Residence 1201

Incredible 12th floor custom floorplan with over 2,500 sq. ft. of luxuriou living with fabulous views.

$1,595,000

Oakmont

Exceptionally and completely renovated 3BR/2.5BA plus family room. Top-of-the-line kitchen, new baths, pool/spa and summer kitchen.

$1,479,000

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.641.3270

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.404.3253

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.404.3253

PeliCaN Bay

MooriNgS

PeliCaN Bay

Fabulous views year-round from southwest corner 3BR/2.5BA Penthouse. Grand architectural detail, 2,026 sq. ft. A/C.

Beachfront charm with sensational panoramic views. 3BR/3BA’s. South end location capturing the best of the beach and the ultimate in privacy.

Room Service — Concierge Downstairs — Four Dining Room Choices To Suit Your Mood — Care When You Need It

$1,190,000

From $485,000 to $1,995,000 John Hamilton, 239.641.3270

Claridge Penthouse A $1,199,000

Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe, 239.404.3253

Martinique Club Residence 801

Barbi Lowe & Trish Lowe Soars, 239.213.7227

Marbella


Bill Earls

www.BillEarls.com • (239) 777-6622 • (800) 982-8079 Naples Luxury Real Estate

old NaPlEs BEach EstatE

old NaPlEs BEach EstatE

A world class estate home in the heart of Old Naples fringed by 200 feet of white sandy beach within a tropical gated setting situated on an interior lot which presents a level of privacy rarely found. 4+Den/5(3) $19,900,000

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

Port royal

Port royal

This luxury compound offers five bedroom suites plus retreat/study where interior and exterior rooms flow through a mature tropical ambiance to create a resort like atmosphere. Qualifies for immediate Port Royal Club membership. 5+den/6.1 $12,900,000

Sited on a gated double lot overlooking Galleon Cove this 9,700 SF residence is exquisitely appointed. A vaulted 2-story cypress beamed ceiling with marbled floors and fireplace overlook bay views. Deep water yacht basin. 4-bay garage. 4+den/6.2 $8,900,000

EstatEs at Bay coloNy

Park shorE

Custom built home with world class quality features & fixtures. Golf view & southern exposure. 4+den/5.2 $4,450,000

Fabulous waterfront living on Venetian Bay. Infinity pool, 3-bay garage, 2 boat slips & docks. 5,928 S/F 5+den/5.1 $3,600,000

PiNE ridGE

Architectural achievement sited on one of the largest lakes in Naples. 1.84 acre estate, private tennis courts. 5+den/6.2 $3,950,000

Port royal

GrEy oaks

GrEy oaks

GrEy oaks

Classic Port Royal Bermuda styled home. Elegant and refreshing. 4+den/4 $2,995,000

7,700 SF. Bright open floor plan. Majestic golf views. 5+den/6 $2,990,000

Architecturally inspired 5,800 SF luxury residence. 4+den/5.1 $2,950,000

One of the strongest values for the dollar in Grey Oaks. Light elegant décor. 5+den/7 $2,950,000

EstatEs at Bay coloNy

old NaPlEs

MooriNGs

GrEy oaks

GrEy oaks

4+den/5.1 Recently renovated, lanai with Fireplace overlooks lake. $2,695,000

Magnificent estate. Blocks from the beach, and 5th Ave. S. 4+den/4.1 $2,495,000

Gorgeous custom Florida style home. 4,692 sq ft pool/spa 5+den/5.1 $2,495,000

Contenporary, luxurious golf course home. 3 car garage, koi pond. 3+den/3.1 $1,999,000

4+den/4.2 Luxurious villa home offering 4,736 Sq Ft. Lap pool. $1,975,000

Bay coloNy

laurENtiaNs #1a

MooriNGs

aqualaNE shorEs

GoldEN GatE EstatEs

Large 32,160 sq ft site overlooking lake & golf course. $1,950,000

3+den/3.1 Unique beachfront condo. 1st floor, step out to beach. $1,895,000

3+den/4 Excellent value. Florida style custom home built in 2005 $1,750,000

Jamaica Cove older 3/2 pool home. Direct Gulf access. $1,650,000

Custom estate home built in 2011 on 2.73 acres. Guest & pool house. $1,395,000


19505 EMERALD BAY #102

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MLS #211511779, $312,900 West Bay Club Nick Angelillo 860-729-8088

877-352-6404

16752 Prato Way, MLS#212004481, $3,349,995 Tuscany Reserve/Talis Park Judy Farnham 239-405-3258

2401 GULF SHORE BLVD.

1243 SOLANA ROAD

PORT ROYAL

Unit #8, MLS #211500455, $1,450,000 Unit #12, MLS #211500629, $595,000 Keri Johnson 239-825-2166 and Mary Carol Fitzgerald 239-641-1063

MLS #211522309, $220,000 Bent Pines Villas Condo Judy Farnham 239-405-3258 and Mary Carol Fitzgerald 239-641-1063

33 33rd Avenue South, Beachfront Rental Mary Carol Fitzgerald 239-641-1063 Judy Farnham 239-405-3258

791 10th Street South, Suite 202, Naples, Florida 34102

239.352.6400 877.352.6404 Naples@BristolRE.com www.BristolRE.com Naples | Boca Raton | Chicago | Blue Bell, PA | Paris, France

Bill Earls

www.BillEarls.com • (239) 777-6622 • (800) 982-8079 Naples Luxury Real Estate

EstatEs at Bay Colony

Port royal

Magnificent home secluded on double lakefront estate site, 15,247 SF of living area. Situated on prestigious Gordon Drive with approx. 23,325 SF among many significant beachfront 8bedroom suites, study, conference room, billiards room, gourmet kitchen home theater. A estates. It is an ideal building site with 100’ of beach-frontage and an approx. building area of home so special that by comparison, on any level there is no equal. 8+den/10.4 $9,900,000 9,145 SF. One of the greatest values in a beachfront location available. $7,900,000

aqualanE shorEs

Port royal

Port royal

New construction built by Stiles-Sowers Construction & designed by 111 ft. of water frontage. Deep water yacht basin. 5,600 Greatest value in new construction in Port Royal. Designed by Jon Kukk. 5,900+SF Furnished model. Walk to beach. $6,450,000 S/F .68 acres. Western Exposure. 4+study/4.1 $5,700,000 Herscoe, Hajjar Architect. Built 2007. Water views 4/5.1 $4,995,000


Realtor of the Year

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1825 6th Street South

Elegant architecture and gracious living spaces inside and out.

$3,995,000

800 5th Avenue South, Suite 200 • Naples, Florida 34102

To fall in love with this home call Michele Harrison:

239-298-5388 or 239-580-9889 MicheleHarrisonNaples.com MHarrison@JohnRWood.com


Specializing in distinctive high-end properties concentrating in the neighborhoods of Bay Colony, Pelican Bay, The Estates at Bay Colony, Park Shore and Pelican Marsh.

Le Rivage 11-N

$6,500,000 (F)

9671 Mashie Court

8800 La Palma Lane

$4,795,000

$2,350,000

Salerno #1503

Leah D. Ritchey 239.289.0433

7198 Tory Lane

$1,895,000

9779 Bentgrass Bend

$4,495,000

1481 Via Portofino

$5,600,000 (F)

Brighton #504

$1,285,000

Mansion La Palma #102

$2,825,000

$975,000(F)

Ray Couret 239.293.5899

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Residence Residence503 503 Residence Residence603 603 $2,895,000 $2,895,000 $3,175,000 $3,175,000 4BR, 4BR,4.5BA 4.5BA 44BR, BR,4.5 4.5BA BA Residence 503 Residence 603 $2,895,000 $3,175,000 GReAt GReAt4BR, ReNtAl ReNtAl PoteNtiAl PoteNtiAl 4.5BA 4 BR, 4.5 BA Residence 503 Residence 603 CluB WeStShore the WeStShore the CluB $2,895,000 $3,175,000 GReAt4BR, ReNtAl PoteNtiAl 4.5BA 4 BR, 4.5 BA WeStShore the CluB

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Residence Residence801 801 $1,595,000 $1,595,000 3BR/3BA 3BR/3BA Residence 801 $1,595,000 3BR/3BA Residence 801 $1,595,000 Residence Residence 1002 1002 3BR/3BA $945,000 $945,000 2BR+Den, 2BR+Den, 2BA 2BA Residence 1002 GReAt ReNtAl PoteNtiAl Residence Residence Residence 601 603 603 $945,000 Residence Residence 803 803 $1,295,000 - 3BR, 2BA $1,049,000 $1,049,000--2BR+Den, 2BR+Den, 2BA 2BA 2BR+Den, $945,000 $945,000 2BA WeStShore the CluB 2BR+Den, 2BR+Den,1002 2BA 2BA Residence Residence 603 Residence Residence601 502 502 Residence Residence 803 $945,000 $1,049,000 2BR+Den, $975,000 $975,000 ---2BR+Den, 2BR+Den, 22BA 2 BA BA $1,295,000 - 3BR, 2BA $945,000 Residence Residence2BA 604 604 2BR+Den, 2BR+Den, $895,000 $895,000 2BA Residence 502 Residence Residence603 204 204 Residence 33 BR, BR, 2BA 2BA803 Residence $975,000 - -2BR+Den, BA $945,000 $945,000 -- 3BR, 3BR,22BA 2BA 2BA $1,049,000 2BR+Den, Residence 604 $945,000 $895,000 2BA 2BR+Den, Residence 502 204 Residence 3 BR, 2BA $945,000 - 3BR, 22BA $975,000 - 2BR+Den, BA Take Take a a virtual virtual tour tour of of Naples Naples Cay Cay Residence 604 Residence 204 by by visiting visiting www.paulasims.com www.paulasims.com $895,000 3 BR, 2BA $945,000 - 3BR, 2BA ~The Naples Naples Cay Cay Expert~ Take a~The virtual tour of Expert~ Naples Cay

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High-rise style Address 4501 Gulf Shore Blvd., PH 1502, Naples The Aria BUILDER The Lutgert Companies year built 2006 offered at $4.795 million, furnished size 5,095 square feet under air, 5,331 total special features This incomparable fifteenth-floor penthouse in The Aria is the largest unit in this exquisite high-rise building, and is situated

in one of the best locations in Naples on Gulf Shore Boulevard along Venetian Bay. World class shopping and dining are steps away. The impeccable four-bedroom plus den, four full and two half-bath residence is complete with all the amenities and custom designer appointments you desire, such as volume ceilings accentuated with crown molding and tray and coffered detail, faux finishes, extensive windows for spectacular views throughout, oversized tinted sliders, plantation shutters, stainless steel state-of-the-art built-in appliances and a gas fireplace. The home also offers striking stone, carpet and wood flooring. The open and screened terrace areas boast breath-

taking panoramic views of the glistening waters and twinkling evening lights of Venetian Bay, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, and the white, sandy beaches along the Gulf shoreline. Western-facing exposure ensures the most spectacular watercolor sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. This penthouse also comes with two garage spaces and air-conditioned storage space, plus it is pet-friendly. for information Roy and Pam Weekly Weekly Realty Group 239-793-8762 Info@TeamWeekly.com


Floor-to-ceiling windows make the most of the spectacular views from this spacious, airy penthouse.


P restigious Park Shore Waterfront Residences

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Edward Beiner Purveyor of Fine Eyewear Edward Beiner, designer, connoisseur and retailer of exceptional eyewear from around the world, is pleased to host a trunk show featuring the spring collection of Fred Lunettes on April 21 from noon to 5 p.m. Each Fred frame is handmade in France and combines luxury materials with unique designs for the essence of sophistication and elegance. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Waterside Shops 5455 Tamiami Trail N., Naples 239-566-9060 | edwardbeiner.com

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The Sultan Gallery at KVS Interior Design, Bonita Springs, highlights local artists in shows during season. The final exhibit this season, titled “Outdoor Elements,” opens with a reception April 4. Featured artist Alexis MacIntire’s watercolor Studies of Lace, shown here, reflects her intent to allow a pattern to grow organically. “I pick a point on the blank page at random, and the pattern flows from there like ripples in water or clouds being shaped by the wind,” she says.

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Support the Garden of Hope and Courage on the downtown Naples campus of NCH Healthcare System while enjoying first-class entertainment. The biennial Naples Music Festival returns April 1 with a fresh approach as the party goes country with Grammy Award-winning Diamond Rio, a band that has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. The all-VIP ticket packages include admission to the show under a tent in the lot behind Tommy Bahama, dinner at one of the restaurants in the Third Street South district, complimentary parking and more. The garden fulfills a dream held by the late Jan Emfield, who lost her battle with cancer, to create a peaceful sanctuary for cancer patients and families, hospital staff and others. For information, visit gardenofhopeandcourage.org.

Good Cheers Sky High Southwest Florida’s typically bright blue skies will be dotted with color in April during the area’s first Balloons Over Paradise Festival April 13-15 at the Immokalee International Airport. Organizer Seminole Casino Immokalee expects more than 30 air balloons. On the ground, the festivities will include food from area restaurants and live entertainment. The balloon event is held in conjunction with the Immokalee Harvest Festival. For information on all the weekend’s activities, see the events page at paradisecoast.com.

Wine Tasters of Naples will hold its third annual party for charity April 28 at The Players Club at Lely. This year’s event, titled “Under the Napoli Moon,” takes inspiration from Italy, with wine tasting and an Italian-themed buffet. The Songs for All Seasons Band and other local entertainers will provide music, and the evening includes a live and silent auction. The event, open to club members, Lely residents and the public, will benefit St. Matthew’s House, The Shelter for Abused Women & Children and Youth Haven. Last year, the group’s 600-plus attendees raised $90,000 for a variety of local charities. For information on the Wine Tasters of Naples and the event, visit winetastersofnaples.com.


ART & MUSEUMS Artist Colony at the Esplanade, Marco Island—Last Wednesday Art Walk, April 25; 239-642-0528.

Research Reserve—Collier County Public School Student Art Reception, April 19; 239-417-6310.

CHILDREN/TEENS Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs— Zap! Pow! Bam! exhibit, comic books of the 1930s and ’40s, through April 28; Art Walk at the Promenade, April 26; 239-495-8989.

Collier County Audubon Society— Audubon Young Birders Club, field trip, Tiger Tail Beach, Marco Island, April 14; 239-643-7822.

Conservancy of Southwest Florida—Sea Turtle Eco-Cruise, April 17; Earth Day Festival, April 21; Gopher Tortoise Walk, April 26; conservancy.org.

Conservancy of Southwest Florida— Spring Break at the Nature Center, April 2-6; conservancy.org.

DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples—Barbara McCann Retrospective, through April 30; debruynefineart.com. Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples—Three American Masters of Watercolor, through April 13; 239-261-2637. Marco Island Center for the Arts— Adult Student Show, April 2-6, Stone Sculpture Exhibit, April 9-13; Scholarship Exhibit, April 13-20; marcoislandart.org. Naples Art Association at the von Liebig Art Center, Naples—Members Gallery Show, through April 26; Adult Student Exhibition, through April 28; photography by Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor, through May 5; 239-262-6517. Naples Artcrafters—Fine Art & Craft Show, April 14, Cambier Park; 239-434-0781. Naples Historical Society—Tours of Palm Cottage, Tuesdays-Saturdays; walking tours of the Historic District, April 4, 11, 18, 25; NaplesHistoricalSociety.org. Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art—Prendergast to Pollock, through April 15; Louise Nevelson exhibition, through April 29; Juan Genovés, A Retrospective, through May 20; 239-597-1900. Rookery Bay National Estuarine

Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples—Cycling Festival, April 1; Celebrate Founder’s Day, April 7; Egg Hunt, April 8; book signing, author Lisa Fleming, April 21; Earth Day, April 28; cmon.org. Gulfshore Playhouse—STAR After School Acting Technique for the Stage, ages 7 through 13, Tuesdays, April 10-May 15; Unmask the Power of Theater, prekindergarten-aged children, Thursdays, April 19-May 24, Norris Center, Naples; gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Naples Botanical Garden—Egg Hunt in the Garden, April 7; Music, Naturally, April 14; naplesgarden.org.

FILM Cambier Park, Naples—Outdoor Movie Night, April 28; 239-213-3058. Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs— Films for Film Lovers, La Vie en Rose, April 9, Basquiat, April 23; artcenterbonita.org. Collier County Public Library—Film series, The Help, April 11, 12, 17; for time and locations, collier-lib.org/programs/film.

American Beauty Claiborne Swanson Frank has lived surrounded by beautiful women and design, starting with her mother, Elizabeth Pipes Swanson, and sisters, fashion designer Veronica Beard, and Alexis Trainer, head of marketing at Swanson Winery in Napa Valley. Her mother-in-law is Cynthia Frank, Elle Décor’s contributing editor at large. Before the women in her life inspired her to pursue photography, Swanson Frank moved to New York as a fashion stylist, and worked as assistant to Vogue editorin-chief Anna Wintour. Her first photo exhibit, a series of 29 portraits of her sisters and friends, was shown at the Akris showroom in New York during Fashion Week. Her first book, American Beauty, released by Assouline, includes portraits of 120 women in art, fashion, interior design and business. Swanson Frank will be at Marissa Collections for a book signing April 5 at 2 p.m. The store also will host a cocktail reception that evening for jewelry designer Tamara Comolli.

II, April 10-14; Willie Anthony, April 17-21; Maria Stone, April 24-28; 239-261-8164.

FOOD, WINE & FASHION Mercato, Naples—Movies on the Lawn, Dolphin Tale, April 17; mercato.com. Naples Historical Society, Palm Cottage Theater—Naples Oral Histories: William Meek, April 3-7; Steven F. Briggs

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Fort Myers Beach Film Festival—independent films at the Beach Theater, full-length features on the beach, sunset cruise, KidsFest and more, April 2629; fmbfilmfest.com. Humane Society Naples; MWaterfrontgrille.com. Marilyn’s Distinctive European Fashion, Naples—The Fashion of Wearing a Shawl seminar, April 18; 239-206-4460. Marissa Collections, Naples—Jewelry trunk shows and designer personal appearances: Tamara Comolli, April 5-7, Moritz Glik, April 19-21; Boaz Kashi, April 26-28; 239-687-1148. Third Street South, Naples—Open air market on Third Street, April 7, 21; farmers market, April 14, 28, behind Tommy Bahama; Thursdays on Third, live music, shopping, dining, April 5, 12, 19, 26; 239-434-6533. The Village on Venetian Bay—Sip & Sample, wines and appetizers from Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar, Cloyde’s Steak & Lobster, M Waterfront Grille, MiraMare Ristorante and The Village Pub, to benefit Friends of Foster Children of Southwest Florida, April 19; Sidewalk Sale, April 19-21; venetianvillage.com.

MUSIC Alive In The World Concert, presented by the Trust For The Advancement of Responsible Artists, featuring Beth Nielsen Chapman and Rodney Crowell, to benefit Eden Autism Services Florida, April 14, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples; 239-919-0408. The Bach Ensemble—Concert of Bach Cantatas, April 29, Grace Lutheran Church, Naples; thebachensemble.org. Bayshore CAPA—Erich Kunzel Community Concert Series, Opera Naples Young Artists, April 2, Edison State College, Naples; Jazz in the Park, April 15, Sugden Regional Park, Naples; bayshorecapa.org. Cambier Park, Naples—Gulf Coast Big Band, April 1; Naples Jazz Orchestra, April 9; Naples Concert Band, April 13; Naples Daily News Jazz Band, April 15; Southwest Florida Big Band Concert, April 22; 239-263-9521. Classic Chamber Concerts—Swinging on Fifth!, with the Antonio 138  NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


Madruga Jazz Quartet, April 23, Sugden Community Theatre; classicchamber concerts.org. Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples—Hyacinth Series: Harps ’n Sync, April 1; 239-213-5246.

Center; collieraudubon.org. Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, Naples— Lunchbox Lecture & Discussion Series, April 2; holocaustmuseumswfl.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS Naples Botanical Garden—Frontline Bluegrass, April 4; Jazz in the Garden, April 8; naplesgarden.org. Naples Music Club—Annual Student Scholarship Competition, April 13-14, Golden Gate High School; Scholarship Winners’ Recital, April 28, First United Methodist Church; naplesmusicclub.org.

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west Florida Inc., Tulip Tuesday, to raise funds for local programs and services, sales of bunches of fresh tulips; 239-417-3465. 10—Community Foundation of Collier County, The Women’s Philanthropic Network, Women of Initiative Awards Luncheon, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; 239-649-5000.

Naples Philharmonic Orchestra

Principal Harp Dickie Fleisher has been with the orchestra from the start – hear him and his fellow musicians play Pops, Classical, Opera, Ballet and more at the Phil!

Naples Orchestra and Chorus—Théodore DuBois: Seven Last Words of Christ, April 1, Wesley Methodist Church, Marco Island; April 3, First Presbyterian Church, Naples; April 6, Moorings Presbyterian Church; naplesorchestraandchorus.org.

Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples—Hot 8 Brass Band, April 3-4; Sergio Mendes and Jon Secada, April 10; Shelley Plays Schumann, April 12-14; Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra, April 19; Yanni, April 22; Vienna to Broadway, April 24-28; thephil.org. Riverside Park, Bonita Springs—Bonita Springs Concert Band, April 15; bonita springsconcertband.com.

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Naples United Church of Christ—Tuesdays at Twilight Concert Series, tenor Javier Abreu and pianist Becky Weese, April 3; 239-261-5469.

What part can YOU play? Support the future of the Phil: Buy tickets (239) 597-1900 Donate (239) 254-2704 Volunteer (239) 254-2779

SPEAKERS & SEMINARS Clive | Daniel Home, Naples—A Little Wine, a Little Wit, and Thou …, free Shakespeare lecture series, April 12; 239-261-4663. Collier County Audubon Society—The Endangered Sawfish, April 3, Naples Botanical Garden’s FGCU Kapnick Education

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14—American Heart Association, Southwest Florida Division, Southwest Florida Heart Ball, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort, Bonita Springs; 239-495-4900. 14—Saint Ann Catholic School, annual Seaside Celebration, Old Hollywood theme, cocktails, music, casino tables and auctions, Naples Yacht Club; 239-777-0475. 19—Legal Aid Service of Collier County, Barrister’s Bash, honors leadership in assisting the poor gain access to justice in Collier County, dinner, silent auction, and awards, Hilton Naples; 239-775-4555. 22—Annual Ivy League Picnic, universities include Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale, hosted by Cornell, Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; 239-592-0827.

25—Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon), Yabba Island Pirate Ball, Yabba Island Grill, Naples; 239-514-0084. 25—Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Business Hall of Fame dinner and awards, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs; 239-225-2590. 28—Greater Marco Family YMCA, Taste of Marco, features food by island restaurants to benefit the YMCA, The Esplanade, Marco Island; 239-394-3144.

SPORTS 11—Naples Botanical Garden, annual Swing Into Spring Golf Tournament, Windstar on Naples Bay; naplesgarden.org. 13—CHS Healthcare, Annual Care Mobile Classic, golf outing to benefit the

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Naples Ballet Inc.—Ballerina Ball, “A Fairy Tale Evening,” dinner and performance, benefits community outreach programs, April 12, private club, naples; 239-732-1000. Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program, Quail West Golf & Country Club, Naples; 239-658-3111. 13-15—Terra Cotta Golf Charities Inc., top-ranked amateur golf tournament, sponsored by members of Naples National Golf Club; 239-775-3468.


14-15—American Cancer Society, Relay For Life of Bonita Springs, Riverside Park, Bonita Springs, 239-261-0337 ext. 3861.

28—March of Dimes, Collier County March for Babies, three-mile walk, North Collier Regional Park, Naples; 239-433-3463.

14-15—The Paradise Coast Paddlers Club, Seventh Annual Paddling Festival, education, tours, exhibits, and race, beach at Capri Fish House, Naples; 239-262-6149.

30—The Immokalee Foundation, 2012 Inter-Club Challenge, The Old Collier Golf Club, Naples; 239-430-9122.

THEATER/DANCE 17—Saint Matthew’s House, 15th Annual Golfathon, breakfast, lunch, reception/awards dinner, Imperial Golf Club, Naples; 239-774-0500. 20-21—American Cancer Society, Relay For Life of Naples, Gulfview Middle School, Naples; 239-261-0337. 27-28—American Cancer Society, Relay For Life of Immokalee, Immokalee High School; 239-261-0337.

Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs— Affairs of the Arts: Mystery Dinner Theater Extraordinaire–Who Shot the Director?, April 27-28, The Promenade at Bonita Bay; 239495-8989. First Baptist Academy—Second annual musical production, The King & I, April 26-27, First Baptist Church Worship Center, Naples; 239-597-2233. Gulfshore Playhouse—A Streetcar Named

Desire, April 6-22; Simply Complicated, The Elegant Escapades of a Danish-Israeli Opera-Singing Tank Commander, featuring Broadway actress and singer Charlotte Cohn, April 27-28, Norris Center, Naples; gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Naples Players—ETC Readers’ Theater, “Sparks Fly,” April 1; A Picasso, through April 14; Steel Magnolias, April 18-May 12; Sugden Community Theatre, Naples; 239263-7990. Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples—Coppélia, Miami City Ballet, April 3-4; Come Fly Away, April 5-7; In the Mood, musical revue, April 20; 239-597-1900.

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3 Ave Maria University What: Third Annual Style Show luncheon to benefit the AMU Financial Aid Fund Venue: Ave Maria University Student Union 1. Francesca Copeland, Mary Bur, Holly Baldwin 2. Krista Joyce, Zoe and Penelope Augustine, Jamiey Emmans 3. Jeanne Weber-Rush, Sydney McManus 4. Michelle Balon, Colleen Kvetko, Cindy Leaf, Jennifer Auray 5. Amy Fagan, Patricia Bachmann, Rosemary Coyne 6. Vincent von Zwehl, Richard Weber

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Miromar Design Center What: The Inaugural Home Design Show included speaker Carleton Varney, a display of dream rooms, 20 design professionals in seminars, art walks to preview antiques and art, and shopping in more than 45 home decor stores. Venue: Miromar Design Center 1. More than 350 people attended a keynote presentation by Carelton Varney. 2. Lesley Mullen, Judi Barker, Carleton Varney, Margaret Antonier, Peter Webster, Brinsley Matthews 3. Carleton Varney, Peter Webster 4. Kristen Williams, Tracy DeRamus 5. Kevin Steffanni, Marine Roy, Mark Fanta 6. Richard Merillat, Myra Daniels, Lynette Merillat

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GIVING BACK

Educating Hearts By Christina Wells

Carol and Patrick Moore share a deep commitment to Catholic education and service to others. Their beliefs inspired the founding of Royal Palm Academy in 1998. “The school opened its doors with six students in three trailers on a dusty, rented field on Golden Gate Parkway,” Carol says. “The goal was to inspire children to achieve their personal best through a vigorous academic program and to educate their hearts to give back.” “Carol and I felt that the North Naples community deserved to have a school that offered a highly academic, private education in the Catholic tradition,” Patrick says. “We wanted our graduates prepared to go to Harvard and to heaven.” In 2001, Royal Palm Academy relocated to its current 12-acre campus on Living­ ston Road with 68 students. Currently, 250 students are enrolled at the school in prekindergarten through eighth grade. “Students at Royal Palm Academy sweep local poetry and essay contests, place at state finals in science fair competitions, and finish top in statewide high school math competitions,” Carol says. The tradition of philanthropy was established for Carol through the example set by her parents, Jack and Rhodora Donahue. “There is not enough space here to elaborate on the number of Catholic and other charities, as well as Catholic education endeavors that my parents have founded, funded or influenced,” Carol says. “Luckily, my husband shares that same passion for charitable giving.” As for the future of Royal Palm Academy, the property will be built out with permanent structures and a gym, with a goal of housing and educating 450 students. “Truly, though, buildings have never been what goes on inside the walls of the school is second to none,” Patrick says. u

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