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Contents December 2016

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Chef Tim Yoa’s Philadelphia GermanStyle Butter Cake

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62 / Making Spirits Bright

Neapolitans Bill and Susie Johnson's elegant, handmade holiday customs BY KAREN T. BARTLETT

68 / Sweet Traditions

Local chefs share their favorite family desserts and the baked-in memories PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL CARONCHI

74 / Southwest Florida Golf, A to Z

Before hitting the green, study the lie with our guide to inspire your game BY CHELLE KOSTER WALTON

82 / Angel of Music

Romantic, scene-stealing style inspired by The Phantom of the Opera

92 / Eye Candy

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Sweeten the holiday season with a glittering collection of Yule-hued jewels BY MARY MURRAY

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MICHAEL CARONCHI

PHOTOGRAPHY BY GABOR JURINA



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departments 18 / From the Editor

20 / NaplesIllustrated.com

Christmas cookie recipes; setting a festive table and other entertaining tips; plus more to explore online

24 / In Focus

Annual Craving Fashion event; Champions for Learning fundraiser

31 / Insider

Former Olympian and mental health advocate Suzy Favor Hamilton at NAMI of Collier County’s luncheon; iconic soprano Renata Scotto on her upcoming role with Opera Naples; area boat parades

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37 / Style

Jimmy Choo’s creative capsule collection and other festive accessories

40 / Vanity

For holiday glamour, a radiant red lip is a must

42 / Treasure

White-hot gems look ultra-cool

44 / Finds

Gifts of culture and art-inspired presence

46 / The Goods

ASHLEY MEYER

Paradise Wine owners Leigh Benoliel and Blaine East pick bottles for gifting

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49 / Abode

Jay Strongwater’s menorah adds elegance to the Festival of Lights; home entertaining with holiday style


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53 / Escape

Bask in a warm welcome and luscious scenery on Nevis, the Caribbean’s nicest hidden jewel

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58 / Weekender GENE SCHIAVONE

Revel in a winter wonderland at the lavish Lodge at Glendorn

60 / High Road

The Mercedes-Benz SL550 roadster, a Florida-perfect convertible BY HOWARD WALKER

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ON THE COVER:

99 / Taste

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Chef Claudio Scaduto’s innovative Provencal cuisine at Côte d’Azur, plus other hidden dining gems; Massimo Puglielli, chef-owner of Mino, on his passion for true Italian cooking; party with quaffable light cocktails

108 / Pour

Toast the season with your favorite Champagne style BY MARK SPIVAK

111 / Balance

Health benefits of peppermint; beauty picks and spa pampering that feature soothing scents of the holiday season

116 / Wealth

When it comes to donating for disaster relief, use your head, then your heart BY JUDY MARTEL

145 / Agenda

No holiday is complete without George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at Artis—Naples

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DLC Young Executives Wish List Friendraiser; CBIA Sand Dollar Awards; inaugural Grill & Chill Weekend

160 / Sense of Place

Find out what inspires Naples resident Selma Nettles, an avid art collector and philanthropist


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Publisher Kaleigh Grover EDITORIAL Editor in Chief Teri Evans Managing Editor Kat Smith Online Editor Anna Bjorlin Fashion Editor Katherine Lande Food & Wine Editor Mark Spivak Automotive Editor Howard Walker Travel Editor Paul Rubio DESIGN Creative Director Olga M. Gustine Art Directors Airielle Farley, Jenny Fernandez-Prieto, Ashley Meyer Digital Imaging Specialist Leonor Alvarez-Maza CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Karen T. Bartlett, Judy Martel, Mary Murray, Liza Grant Smith, Chelle Koster Walton CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Michael Caronchi, Gabor Jurina, Vanessa Rogers SOCIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS Vicki Baker, Maria Eppich, Jim Jett, Michael McVey, Helen Werner, Stephen Wright ADVERTISING National Account Manager Michelle Farina, 561-472-1906, mfarina@palmbeachmedia.com Account Managers Colette M. Beringer, 239-298-7510, cberinger@naplesillustrated.com, Kathleen Beuttel, kbeuttel@naplesillustrated.com, 239-298-7506, Linda Sciuto, 239-298-7511, lsciuto@naplesillustrated.com Sales and Marketing Integration Manager Shalyn Ormsby, 239-298-7512, sormsby@naplesillustrated.com MARKETING Marketing Manager Kristin Ulin PRODUCTION Production Manager Selene M. Ceballo Advertising Design Coordinator Jeffrey Rey Digital Production Coordinator Nicole Ehrlich OPERATIONS Process Integration Manager Sue Martel Circulation/Subscriptions Administrator Marjorie Leiva Distribution Manager Judy Heflin Office Manager M.B. Valdes IT Technician Josh Copcutt Accounts Receivable Specialist Lourdes Linares CUSTOM PUBLISHING Editor and Project Director, Custom Content Michelle Lee Ribeiro ILLUSTRATED EVENTS Managing Director Allison Wolfe Reckson Event Manager Mariana Lehkyi

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From the Editor The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season always seems to evoke a sense of wonder—and not just in all the children who have an extra skip in their step and sweet twinkle in their eyes. It’s a time of year for many gatherings of family and friends, a time when we reminisce and suddenly become aware of how much faster time ticks by every year—and then vow to enjoy every precious moment. We make memories to savor for a lifetime during the holidays, and create traditions we hope will anchor our families and the generations to come. In this holiday issue, we profile the Johnsons, a Naples couple who have a long-standing hand-stitched holiday tradition that uniquely connects their close-knit family. Learn how they are “Making Spirits Bright,” page 62. It may just inspire you to start a new holiday tradition or resurrect one from generations past. The merry season also means over-the-top delicious dinners with dishes that remind us of home. This year we asked local chefs to share a favorite dessert that brings back wonderful memories of family. See their beautiful homespun dishes and learn about their “Sweet Traditions,” page 68. For you, perhaps the holidays are synonymous with glittering parties, whether you are attending or hosting. In Abode, page 49, you’ll find stylish items for holiday entertaining in our own version of “Winter Wonderland.” Then, when the excitement and busyness of the season turns stressful, turn to Balance, page 111, for a bevy of festive scents that soothe the mind, body, and soul— plus, holiday-themed spa treatments to help you decompress and keep up the holiday spirit. As we all cherish our time with family and friends this season, I am reminded of what E.B. White once said: “May you always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

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TEE TIME: IF YOUR LOVE OF NAPLES IS INEXTRICABLY LINKED TO TIME ON THE GREEN, DON’T MISS OUR A-TO-Z GUIDE TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GOLF, PAGE 74. WANT MORE? GO TO NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM/ A-TO-Z-GUIDES FOR ALL OUR GUIDES TO EXPLORING THE PARADISE COAST. 18

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EDITOR’S PICK: LOVE THIS CHANEL SILK TULLE DRESS FOR ITS GLAMOROUS MIX OF ELEGANCE AND EDGE. FOR MORE SCENE-STEALING EVENING WEAR, SEE “ANGEL OF MUSIC,” PAGE 82.

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Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder


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Ingredients 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. baking soda 1 egg 3 tbsp. milk 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 lb. vanilla-flavored candy coating, coarsely chopped 20 bite-size chocolate-covered peanut butter cups Orange and brown sprinkles

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda until combined. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla. Add cocoa powder and flour and combine. Shape dough into 20 balls and place two inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9-11 minutes or until edges are just firm. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack. Place cooled cookies on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave candy coating for two minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Spoon melted coating over each cookie to resemble snow. While coating is still sticky, add a peanut butter cup for a top hat and decorate with sprinkles to create snowman faces. Let stand until set.

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FESTIVE FEAST In this issue, local chefs share family holiday desserts, beginning on page 68. Now, it’s your turn. On our Facebook page every Tuesday and Friday in December, we’ll ask for your family’s holiday recipes using the hashtag #NIFestiveFeast. Each post will focus on a new category—from appetizers to sides, cookies to cocktails. We’ll share a selection of favorites at naplesillustrated.com/holidayfeast December 20. As an added treat, each time you submit a recipe you will automatically be entered into a random drawing for two tickets to see the musical George M! at TheatreZone.

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Nothing embodies the holiday spirit quite like cookies, and we’re celebrating the season with a dozen recipes. From beloved classics such as gingerbread men to original creations like melt-inyour-mouth eggnog cookies, you’re sure to find something to whip up for your next holiday soiree. Get started with this recipe for chocolate-peanut butter melting snowmen, courtesy of South Florida journalist and cookie aficionado Kari Wagner.


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One-time elite runner, Olympic athlete, and magazine cover girl Suzy Favor Hamilton changed dramatically once her glamorous life as a famous athlete ended. She became a fast-living, high-priced Vegas call girl, despite appearing to live a perfect life with a devoted husband and young daughter. Hamilton says what caused this dangerous 180-degree turn in her behavior was misdiagnosed bipolar disorder and the wrong drug treatment. When news of her double life broke in the media, she was forced to face her illness and start the long journey to recovery. Hamilton tells the story unflinchingly in her book Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running From Madness (2015, Dey Street Books), as well as at speaking engagements. She will share her insights and experiences as the special guest at NAMI of Collier County’s (namicollier.org) Hope Shines Luncheon December 1 at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, Naples. —Kat Smith

NI: Why did you decide to talk publicly about your life? Hamilton: I wasn’t going to let my experience define who I was. I want other people affected by bipolar to understand not to feel shame or embarrassment. There were people who wanted to see me go away, and I wasn’t going to do that. It gave me more determination to be a voice for people who can’t stand up for themselves or silently suffering from mental illness. How did being a famous athlete affect you? Being in the spotlight, I felt a need to be perfect. Winning races was amazing, because you feel all this glory and praise. You are being told how great you are, and that can affect you. When you have that bad race, you feel like such a failure. Later in life you rebel or get into problems, and you don’t have the coping skills. The illness had its negative effects, but it had positives, in that I realize now how the illness drove me to be the success I was. How do you talk about your life with your daughter? My brother, who took his own life, was diagnosed with manic depression, which is now bipolar. At that time, it wasn’t talked about. Now the best thing to do is talk about it, especially in families. My daughter is only 10, but she understands my story completely. It is so important for children to realize it’s not their fault in any way. It’s my brain, I’m getting treatment, and getting healthy. But she has to understand the behaviors—we can’t overlook that and not explain it to her. She understands that 50 percent of people with bipolar suffer with hypersexuality. What can you tell us about your recovery? I use healthy coping mechanisms—exercise, eating right, hiking mountains. I owe a lot to my husband, Mark, who is incredibly strong and stood by me and encouraged me not to feel shame. After I speak, people come up and share their stories. Maybe they start crying; I realize they’ve been holding it in for so long, and they feel safe telling me. That’s when I know I’ve been a success, because that’s the road to recovery, being able to share your story. That’s what I do now; getting out and speaking is therapy for me. NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | DECEMBER 2016

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DECK THE HULLS Southwest Florida’s coast offers plenty of chances to show off merrily decorated watercraft in parades on pleasant tropical evenings. Naples Bay Christmas Boat Parade, December 10: Best views from Pinchers Crab Shack, Riverwalk Restaurant, Kelly’s Fish House, The Boat House Restaurant, Naples City Dock, and Naples Landings Park. Sponsored by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County, the event’s proceeds benefit the Ricky King Foundation. (miacc.org) Marco Island Christmas Island Style Boat Parade, December 10: Best views from The Esplanade on Smokehouse Bay and Snook Inn on the Marco River. (christmasislandstyle.com) Village on Venetian Bay Boat Parade, Naples, December 13: Best views from Bayside Seafood Grill, Fish restaurant, The Pub, M Waterfront Grille, and MiraMare. T-Michael’s has views from indoors. Bonus: Enjoy live entertainment, face-painting, a snow show, and Santa Claus. (venetianvillage.com)

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Insider A select group of singers will enjoy the rare opportunity to learn from a legend in Opera Naples’ inaugural Renata Scotto Opera Program. Partnering with Opera Naples Artistic Director Ramón Tebar, the exalted Italian soprano will conduct master classes, each of which will conclude with a public concert at the Wang Opera Center, Naples, January 21 and 25, and March 13 and 18. Scotto’s awardstudded stage career spanned 40 years, 60-plus roles, and worldwide top venues—the Metropolitan, Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco, London’s Royal Opera, and many others. During her stage career, she also taught others, and after retiring from performing, Scotto took on directing as well. In addition to this Opera Naples program, Scotto will be the star guest at the gala, An Evening in Monte Carlo, January 20 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, and will speak at the Evening With Renata Scotto event at the Wang Opera Center, January 21. (operanaples.org) —Kat Smith

NI: How did you become involved with Opera Naples? Scotto: It was through Ramón Tebar. We were in Miami, working on La Sonnambula, and we became good friends. He had the idea to have courses for young artists in Naples. The reputation of Opera Naples is very good, and Naples is beautiful. So I said yes. Would you characterize your teaching style as steel or velvet? Absolutely like velvet—with some things. I respect the personality. I am looking to have a person who understands how important it is to be in front of an audience. You are a singer, giving your voice. In a soft way, I say your voice is not yours, it’s for someone else. It’s a gift from God and you have to understand how to give the gift the best. I’m strict, though, because I repeat things until I get what I think is good. So I would say I am velvety with steel. How do you see opera’s future? The future is in danger, but not because of singing. There are so many singers. We need directors who understand how to support the beautiful art of music. I directed operas myself, and would think about respect for the composer first, respect for the stage, and respect mainly for the audience. If you are able to do this, opera will have a future.

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Who says ornamentation is restricted to Christmas trees? For its Cruise 2017 capsule collection, Jimmy Choo sought to recapture the childlike wonder of creativity with customizable bags and shoes. Decorate the Lockett Petite silver metallic handbag ($1,950) with a variety of bejeweled buttons ($125-$150 each) for a oneof-a-kind statement piece. Turn the page for more festive fashions.

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RED ALERT Currant embroidered satin Saya clutch ($1,790), Oscar de la Renta, Marissa Collections, Naples

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STARS ALIGN Metal, resin, fabric, and strass bracelets ($1,650), Chanel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples, chanel.com

RING TRUE Tiffany x Eddie Borgo gold ring ($3,250), Tiffany & Co., Naples

GLAM GAMS High-heel pumps in gold metallic leather ($2,390), Gucci, Naples

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BLACK AS NIGHT Beaded chandelier earrings ($195), Tory Burch, Naples

GUCCI CRUISE 2017 Signature Alessandro Michele animal-symbol embroidery lends a modern edge to a traditional tartan print ball gown. FEET FIRST Slip-on slides in red satin with strass buckle ($1,395), Roger Vivier, rogervivier​ .com

HIGH HOPES Dolls Adriana platform pumps ($475), Marc Jacobs, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples

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ART OF GLASS Dazzle someone special with a Studio Edition by Dale Chihuly Mandarin Yellow Persian glass sculpture ($6,500). The Baker Museum Store, Artis— Naples (239-597-1900; artisnaples.org)

BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS Make a lasting impression with the Nine Roses hand-molded porcelain sculpture by artist Irina Lilja ($1,900). East West Fine Art, Naples (239-821-9459; eastwestfineart.com)

AVANT-GARDE Suprise a friend with Cubisminspired earrings ($32). The Dali Museum Store, St. Petersburg (727-823-376; shop.thedali.com)

ICONIC SCENES Renowned Naples artist Paul Arsenault’s 2017 fine art calendar is the perfect pick for a gift with a local glow ($23). Arsenault Studio & Banyan Arts Gallery, Naples (239-2631214; arsenaultgallery.com) 44 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

PIECE OF CANDY Treat jigsaw lovers with the puzzle version of Naples artist Emily James’ Goody Goody Gumdrop ($30). Emily James Gallery, Naples (239-777-3283, emilyjamesart.com)

SWEET TWEET Artist Robin Riggsbee’s limited-edition board book for grown-ups, Birds on a Wire ($30), charms with wisdom and whimsy. Robin Riggsbee Studio, Naples (212-300-6534; robinjoy.com)


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‘Tis the season to sparkle with these holiday entertaining picks guaranteed to add style to your soiree

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canapé plates from Caskata ($110 for a boxed set of 6) feature the delicate beauty of the beloved holiday plant in a fun and festive pattern. Republic of Decor, Naples (239-5293813, republicofdecor.com)

SHAKE IT UP These pinecone salt-and-pepper shakers from L’Objet ($480 for a set of 2) earn their place on a magnificent holiday table. The bejeweled pair are crafted by hand and feature hand-blown crystal, 24-karat gold and platinum plating, and Swarovski crystals. Pacifica Interior Design, Naples (239-325-1411, pacific​ainteriordesign.com)

DEER-LY BELOVED Buck the traditional and add this bold Times Two Design platter to your holiday bar cart. With its gold-leaf antlers and brass accents on a white lacquered tray ($649), it’s like the thrill of a sleigh ride without the snow in your hair. Clive Daniel Home, Naples (clivedaniel.com, 239-261-4663)

SQUARE ONE The forecast calls for a flurry of excitement at your next cocktail party with Sferra’s Frost linen cocktail napkins featuring delicately stitched gold snowflakes ($40 for a set of 4). Suite Luxury, Naples (239-659-0055)

COLD CALL This gold ice bucket and tongs ($225) from Michael

Wainwright are part of the Truro collection that was inspired by walking barefoot on the beaches and golden dunes of Truro, Cape Cod. Collins & DuPont, Naples (collins-dupont.com, 239-470-0245)

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HIDDEN AGENDA Sure, KING OF TOASTS Give a majestic welcome to Vietri’s Regalia cream wine glasses ($69 each). Hand-painted in 14-karat gold, this collection was inspired by the ornate emblems and decorations indicative of royalty. A Mano, Naples (amano.bz, 239-261-3220)

it is what’s inside that counts, but we also can’t help judging this dish by its gorgeous gold and crystal cover. The Héritage lidded hors d’oeuvres dish from Anna by RabLabs ($345) is inspired by midtwentieth century glamour and features a compartmentalized base. St-Tropez Home, Naples (st-tropezhome.com, 239-234-4458)


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Nevis Peak, the island’s volcanic centerpiece, as seen from St. Kitts. Inset: interior of a villa at Pinney’s Beach.

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Alexander Hamilton’s storied homeland is one of the Caribbean’s least known—and most welcoming—destinations

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by its prominent volcano, Nevis Peak, which almost always sits beneath a halo of clouds. The volcanic soil renders the island fertile, so color explodes on the sloping hillsides. Springs dot the landscape, further branding Nevis as the quintessential tropical idyll. It’s the kind of place in which you want to get lost and play out a modern Cast Away fantasy. But why do that when you can stay at a Four Seasons (fourseasons.com/nevis)? The resort proper has been around since 1991 and its charming cottages are beloved by patrons who’ve been coming to the island for years. But those who desire a more exclusive, private experience head straight for the new Villas at Pinney’s Beach, developed by Four Seasons Resort Estates (fsrenevis.com). The three- and four-bedroom villas are

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ideal homes away from home, complete with high-end finishes, floor-to-ceiling windows, vaulted ceilings, modern furnishings, and private plunge pools. The plan is equally suited to relaxing and entertaining: The great room, kitchen, and pool area are separated from the two-story bedroom wing by a courtyard. The feeling is residential, down to the golf cart parked in the driveway and reserved for guests’ use. The villas are situated along the golf course and in the shadow of Nevis Peak. Though it seems counterintuitive to not have a beach view, the emerald world beyond the private deck is nuanced with tropical breezes and sunset vistas that more than make up for the lack of sand between your toes. Farther up the hills is a collection of privately owned island homes in the FSRE portfolio, most of which are offered as vacation rentals. This is, perhaps, the ultimate luxury, as these multimillion-dollar estates offer


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chic, but the one that can’t be missed is Dive and Dine. During lobster season, scuba-certified guests are encouraged to dive for their own dinner. Nothing tastes finer than a lobster caught earlier that day with the guidance of a Nevisian dive master who truly knows the local waters and grilled to perfection by a Four Seasons chef. Another dining must is Sunshine’s (sunshinesnevis.com). This locally owned, beachside eatery claims to have the best food on the island, and that’s not an exaggeration. Start with a Killer Bee

(emphasis on killer), Sunshine’s famous rum punch, and progress to a family-style dinner with garden salads, barbecued chicken, and the freshest fish, marinated and simply grilled. The vibe is totally relaxed and hyperlocal, and you never know when you might spot a celebrity in the considerable crowd. If Alexander Hamilton is Nevis’ most noteworthy figure, Sunny (short for Sunshine) is probably the most colorful. Sunny and his team surely gave rise to the term “Nevis nice,” which truly describes the attitude throughout this gem of an island. «

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The Lodge at Glendorn offers cozy accommodations nestled on 1,500 acres, where guests can enjoy outdoor pursuits like curling, crosscountry skiing, or happy hour around the campfire.

Winter Enchantment This year, skip your favorite ski resort and veer off the beaten path to discover one of North America’s secret winter wonderlands: The Lodge at Glendorn. This luxurious, Relais & Châteaux–pedigree lodge encompasses a whopping 1,500 woodsy acres on the outskirts of Allegheny National Forest (nestled near the New York/Pennsylvania border, 90 minutes south of Buffalo), functioning as a self-contained, activities-driven destination exclusive to 16 cabins and suites. The family estate dates to 1927, when oil titan Clayton Glenville Dorn and his son, Forest, built a single, log and plank–sided cabin overlooking trout-rich Fuller Brook stream. As the Dorn family expanded, new generations built their own sequoia-wood cabins over the vast acreage, each with a design reflective of its respective decade. Now, 16 units (and a fabulous, full-service spa) later, this collection of multigenerational accommodations has been transformed into an upscale resort that tells the story of a single family’s history. Cozy cabins are just one part of the modern-day Glendorn narrative. Outdoor pursuits also play a central role with 18 miles of hiking paths, 4.5 miles of privately owned banks for fly-fishing, and unspoiled surrounds that transform into one massive, snow-blanketed playground come mid-December. As the foot trails transition to extensive networks 58

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for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and snowmobiling, the frozen lakes solidify as ice-skating rinks, sporting grounds for curling, and fields for ice fishing. Glendorn is a fantastic four-season destination and, as such, other activities like skeet shooting, sporting clays, and nature tours by jeep are offered year-round. But it is extra special during winter. Whether recharging with hot chocolate, cookies, and hot toddies in one of the estate’s warming cabins, telling stories in the snow around a bonfire, or coming together as a family each evening to discuss the day’s icy adventures over lavish, multicourse meals, Glendorn is the place to pen an unforgettable chapter in your own family’s history. (800-843-8568, glendorn.com) «


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An Evening of Vision Gala

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2017 To benefit Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Naples Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D. Kathleen and Stanley J. Glaser Chair in Ophthalmology Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Director, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Hanna & Andrew Cummins Gala Chairs request the honor of your presence at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Naples 6:00 pm Cocktail Reception and tour of the NEW Ambulatory Surgical Center 7:00 pm Dinner and Live Auction Cocktail Attire Dinner Music provided by the Jordan Ross Band Individual ticket - $250 For sponsorship opportunities or any other questions, please call Amy Lane, Director of Development at 239.659.3986 or alane@miami.edu Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, a 501 ( c ) 3 organization and global leader in medical education and clinical care. Tax ID number: 59-06244558.


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Some Like it Hot

With its heat-reflecting seats, the 2017 MercedesBenz SL550 roadster is one cool customer By Howard Walker Remember that scene in the 1979 romantic comedy 10 ? You know the one I’m talking about: A love-struck Dudley Moore hops across the beach toward a cornrow-braided Bo Derek, barbecuing the soles of his feet on the hot sand in the process. For me, the automotive equivalent is sliding into the leather seat of a convertible that’s been left—top down—stewing in the midday Florida sun. Especially if you happen to be wearing shorts. There are no expletives to adequately express the pain of fricasseed thigh flesh. And grabbing hold of the wheel to provide leverage to extract yourself doesn’t help, not when it’s also as hot as the inside of a lava-spewing Mount Etna. This all-too-common experience is why I’m nominating the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL550 as the Official Convertible of the Sunshine State. How come? Its hip-caressing seats and thick helm feature heatreflecting leather designed to stay cool when broiled from above.

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Apparently, there’s a special pigment added when the hides are being treated that can reflect infrared rays, keeping the leather cooler by as much as 36 degrees. That’s a lot. Think of it as SPF50 for your upholstery. But does it work? You bet. I tested the SL in sweltering conditions, leaving it out in 90-degree heat while I sat inside an air-conditioned Starbucks. When I returned, I braced myself for the inevitable scalding, but while the leather was toasty, it was definitely manageable. After five minutes with the ventilated seats on max, all was pleasant. This solar-resisting leather technology isn’t new, but it’s just one of a million reasons this new-look SL deserves a place in your driveway. The “new look” is the key feature of this latest iteration of Mercedes’ evergreen roadster, now entering its sixty-fourth year of continuous production. For 2017, the Mercedes stylists changed pretty much everything


in front of the windshield, making amends for their less-than-stellar 2013 refresh. This latest SL is sure to turn heads, outfitted with a bolder grille, sexier headlights, and larger bumpers. If this new Sportlich Leicht (that’s German for SL) appears longer, leaner, and lower, that’s because it is. The car’s overall length has been stretched by just under an inch POWER FILE PRICE: $111,725 and lowered by half an inch. ENGINE: Twin-turbo 4.7-liter V-8 But the true beauty of this latest SL550 is the gloPower: 449-hp TORQUE: 516 rious way it drives. While its 4.7-liter, twin-turbo pound-feet TRANSMISSION: 9-speed V-8 remains unchanged, it does get a new 9-speed automatic 0-60: 4.3 seconds automatic to heighten the fun factor. The car will simply sweep around the turn as if it’s TOP SPEED: 155 mph LENGTH/ Adding two extra ratios is like adding a Red Bull running on invisible rails. WIDTH: 182.3/82.6 inches WHY WE LOVE IT: Because it combines to the transmission. The car now feels crazy fast inAs before, the SL550 continues as a masterpiece scintillating performance stead of just fast. Stomp on the right pedal when the of roadster practicality, with its broad, comfy seats, with real elegance. red light goes green and the sensation of right-now acuseful storage space behind the front pews, a decentceleration is breathtaking. sized trunk, and a glass-roofed, retractable metal top that The spec sheet boasts that the SL speeds from zero to 60 in a mere lowers or raises in 18 seconds. For an awe-inspiring transformation, 4.3 seconds, but it feels faster—and that’s off the line. Amble along at press a button to transition the optional Magic Sky Control glass roof a steady 50 mph and hit the gas. The 9-speed kicks down two, maybe from clear to opaque. three gears—I couldn’t tell, it was too quick to count—and the car cataWhat does it cost to slip into the hot pults forward. It’s insane. seat of the SL550? A cool $111,725. follow howard walker’s the wheel world reviews on If you can find a challenging curve in Florida, the SL’s Active Body Though the heat-reflecting leather will naplesillustrated.com Control suspension will work effortlessly to cancel out any body roll. ensure the seat never gets too toasty. «

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Neapolitans Susie and William “Bill” Johnson celebrate the holidays in hand-stitched tradition

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eapolitans have a way of doing things with a certain je ne sais quoi, as demonstrated so elegantly by Susie and William “Bill” Johnson during the holiday season. Love, artistry, and family tradition come together beginning just before Thanksgiving, when enough beloved ornaments come out of safekeeping to fill five Christmas trees, grace tabletops, and evoke ooohs and aaahs all around. Against the neutral tones and understated elegance of their beachfront home in Naples, each element of the Johnsons’ Christmas decor becomes an objet d’art. At the heart of it all are Susie’s exquisitely designed needlepoint stockings at the hearth, awaiting the arrival of Santa, and her personalized, hand-stitched ornaments celebrating the lives, passions, and passages of every member of the family. Well be

fore a new baby is welcomed into the family, Susie is already stitching a needlepoint frame to await that first newborn photo. “I’ve even made an ornament for each dog that we have been lucky enough to have in our lives,” Susie says. Susie and Bill’s love story began when they were teenagers, and followed them through college days, marriage, two children, and now five grandchildren. The magic Bill experienced as a child during the holidays quickly became magical for Susie early in their marriage. Now the rising anticipation and joy of the season is the same for every member of the family. This Christmas there will be 11 hand-stitched stockings hanging from the mantel, including ones for grandchildren Katherine and Austin. Susie learned the art of needlepoint at age 16 at NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | DECEMBER 2016

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Clockwise from top left: ornaments honoring the family dogs over the years; ornament marking the Johnsons’ son and grandson and their love of soccer; collection of whimsical Patience Brewster reindeer figurines; hand-stitched ornaments hold memories for the entire family.

the side of her beloved Aunt Betty, and it has remained a passion all her life. “She would have been so proud to know how much joy I still receive from her gift of teaching me to stitch,” she says. Susie’s needlepoint artistry extends to other beautiful pieces as well, including tooth-fairy pillows, belts, coasters, and themed items for other holidays. In addition, her talent provided the inspiration for a business in which she created custom totes to carry needlepoint canvasses and yarns, which were sold to customers as far away as Israel. “It gave me great satisfaction to know I could start a business and be successful,” she says. “Mission accomplished! I enjoyed it for several years. I didn’t have to do it forever.” Sports and college are big themes in Susie’s stitchery. During their college years, one of the first needlepoint gifts she made for Bill was a UCLA pillow. Bill’s father, whose nickname was Tiger, played football for the San Francisco 49ers, and later coached for the Cincinnati Bengals, so it’s no surprise to find 49ers and tiger ornaments gracing the branches of one of the Christmas trees. The Johnsons’ son Brad was a good soccer player, so Susie made several soccer ornaments for him over the years. “Now Brad’s son, our grandson Will, is quite the athlete, following in his dad’s footsteps,” Susie says, so the newest soccer ornament is his. Will also is an excellent stitcher, which pleases his mom, and would certainly please

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Clockwise from left: one of the family Christmas trees; an ornament with several nods to the family, including Heinz, from which Bill retired as CEO; hand-stitched family stockings—this year there will be 11, including ones for grandchildren Katherine and Austin; the dining room table.

Aunt Betty. “It’s a great form of relaxation,” she adds, “and a good way to hone fine motor skills. Best of all, it gives us time together, which I treasure.” Bill, Susie, Brad, and daughter-in-law Kelly all have earned degrees from the University of Texas, so naturally there are plenty of college-themed ornaments. One year, when daughter Tracy attended Washington and Lee University, Susie stitched a university pennant into her ornament. And there’s at least one ornament for Sewanee: The University of the South, representing Brad’s undergraduate years there. THE HEINZ CONNECTION Bill is the retired CEO of Heinz, so it’s no surprise that the company and its most popular products figure prominently in Susie’s needlepoint and Christmas decorations. Among the most treasured collections is a reproduction of the1880s Heinz Village. The clock tower replicates the clock that once topped the Heinz factory in Pittsburgh, and the domed building was a neighborhood grocery store. The real showpiece of the collection is the Heinz Hitch. The famous delivery wagon, which was

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Clockwise from above: Collectible Heinz holiday decor; Christmas tree; chocolate cookies, a secret family recipe passed on through the generatons; limited-edition Waterford crystal sculpture and the famous delivery wagon, the Heinz Hitch.

pulled by six Percheron horses (at 2,000 pounds they’re bigger than Clydesdales), was in the Rose Parade, and was in demand for appearances at state fairs and other major events. Each year for many years, Bill says, Heinz commissioned a Waterford crystal sculpture of a Heinz product to be given as Christmas gifts to dignitaries such as ambassadors and heads of state, and occasionally to key executives. Only a limited number of pieces were made, and then the molds were destroyed, so any remaining pieces have significant value. THE JOHNSON CHOCOLATE COOKIE Only at this time of year does the aroma of chocolate cookies waft from the Johnson home on Gordon Drive. Not just any chocolate cookies, these are the result of a highly guarded secret recipe that evokes

memories built over four generations. “Every year, the smell of those first cookies coming out of the oven—and then that first bite— takes me right back to my mother’s kitchen, and to many wonderful Christmases when I was a little boy,” Bill says. “My mother, Dot, made them crunchy, while Susie’s are soft and chewy. Some like them one way, some like them the other.” So what’s in this family recipe—and which does Bill prefer, the crunchy or chewy version? “So sorry,” Bill says with a laugh. “One must be born into this family—or marry into it—to get this recipe. As for the second question: We’re talking about my mother and my wife. There’s no way in the world I’m answering that one.” «

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NAPLES CHEFS SHARE THEIR FAVORITE FAMILY DESSERTS TO SAVOR DURING THE HOLIDAYS AND BEYOND PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL CARONCHI

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CHEF GASTÓN SÁNCHEZ TARPON BAY RESTAURANT, BONITA SPRINGS Turrón Gastón is almandine bread pudding, guava swirl, bourbon crème anglaise, amaretto glaze Turrón is a Spanish confection made of honey, sugar, egg whites, and nuts. “Growing up in a Cuban household these confections were my favorite around the holidays,” Sánchez says. “Along with my grandmothers, I fused this concept with techniques of classic desserts from my culture: flan, tres leches, and bread pudding, This dessert is dear to my heart and soul, so much so that it was named Turrón Gastón by my grandmothers.”

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ALEXANDER BERNARD CHEF/OWNER ALEXANDER’S RESTAURANT, NAPLES Monica’s Crepes of Passion filled with pastry cream, served with passion fruit sauce, fresh berries, powdered sugar This delicate crepe recipe takes chef Alexander Bernard back 20 years to his second wedding anniversary with wife Monica at South Beach’s Delano Hotel. “Monica enjoyed a similar dessert at the hotel's restaurant. She fell in love with it, and convinced me to put it on the menu,” Bernard says. It has been on the menu ever since.

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TIM YOA, CHEF THE CATCH OF THE PELICAN, NAPLES Philadelphia German-Style Butter Cake with a crumble cake bottom, yeast-leavened cake, and gooey buttery topping This decadent dessert evokes memories of many family gatherings when Tim Yoa's uncle would prepare the German-style cake in all its rich, buttery glory. “Being with family for the holidays for me is a distant memory, but one filled with great times and great food, and this is the best memory of a dessert for family gatherings,” Yoa says. "The gooey, buttery, flaky pastry is unlike anything you've ever tried, unless you frequented the German bakeries in the City of Brotherly Love in the ’90s."

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LISA BOËT CHEF/CO-OWNER CHEZ BOËT, NAPLES Tarte Bourdaloue, a pear almond tart, with poached pears in custard, almond-cream base, sprinkled with toasted slivered almonds This traditional French recipe reminds Lisa Boët, and her husband, Philippe, of Paris. “Our cousin, a fashion designer, has a shop on Rue Bourdaloue, so for years we would go to that street and we learned the heritage of this tart,” Boët says. “We love it because in the fall, when pears are at their peak, it's the perfect dessert.”

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ALBERTO VARETTO, CHEF/OWNER ALBERTO’S ON FIFTH, NAPLES Traditional Christmas Walnut Cake with Moscato wine zabaglione, topped with crispy rice pearls and spun sugar For chef Aleberto Varetto, walnuts remind him of fall flavors and family. “I grew up in the Piedmont region in northern Italy, where there are many walnut trees growing wild,” he says. On Sundays during this time of year, Varetto recalls everyone heading to the woods to pick walnuts and using them in delicious dishes. “My mother made walnut cake all the time, and when I taste something my mother used to make, it brings me back to that time when I was a little boy.”

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FROM MARCO ISLAND TO NAPLES AND BONITA SPRINGS, MORE THAN 90 GOLF COURSES COVER THE LANDSCAPE OF THE METRO AND OUTLYING AREAS. NAPLES COUNTS AMONG THE NATION’S TOP DESTINATIONS FOR GOLF AND RECENTLY RANKED FIFTH ON THE 10 BEST GOLF DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD LIST, AFTER A VOTE BY USA TODAY READERS. HERE ARE 26 REASONS WHY. By Chelle Koster Walton

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AUDUBON-CERTIFIED COURSES

The Audubon International Signature Sanctuary Program strives to keep developed land use sustainable and environmentally friendly worldwide. Raptor Bay Golf Club (raptorbaygolfclub.com) at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs holds the distinction of becoming the first course in the world to receive Audubon International’s Gold Signature Sanctuary Certification. Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club, a Marriott Resort Marco Island course (marcoislandmarriott.com), now claims the same gold certification. Nearly 30 courses in the area have earned Audubon golf course certifications.

BERMUDA GRASS

Prevalent on Florida greens and in other warm-weather golfing destinations, Bermuda grass promotes medium-tohigh ball speed, according to the Golf Academy of America (golfacademy.edu). The grass stands up well to heat and low mowing, the latter of which reportedly increases ball speed.

CHARITY COMPETITIONS

Naples has as much a reputation for philanthropy as golf, and the two go hand-in-hand at the Franklin Templeton Shootout (franklintempletonshootout.com) each December at Tiburón Golf Club (tiburongcnaples.com). In its twenty-eighth year, the longest running post-season tourney sanctioned by the PGA Tour, it benefits CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. Equally prestigious, the Chubb Classic (chubbclassic.com) pro-am tourney takes place in February 2017 at TwinEagles Golf Club (twineagles.com). It benefits The First Tee of Naples/Collier (thefirstteenaplescollier.org), a local youth golf development organization, and other Southwest Florida charities. 76

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DAVID LEADBETTER GOLF ACADEMY

Give your swing a tune-up at this respected name in golf instruction. Part of the LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort’s golf club, the facility includes a double-sided driving range, short-game practice area, and classrooms featuring state-of-the-art swing analysis technology. Certified golf instructors help identify and fix problems with your game. (davidleadbetter.com/academy/naples)

EAGLE

In golfing terminology, it means two under par. In and around Naples, it also means the bald eagles often sighted around golf courses. Eagle Lakes Golf Club (eaglelakesgolfclub.net) actually takes its name from a pair of resident eagles that nests among its abundant bird life. A number of other clubs around the region also take their name from the symbolic American feathered friend.

FASHION

Golf apparel brands follow trends led by PGA Tour golfers. From the 2015-2016 season, expect to see more prints and camo patterns on slacks and polo shirts for men. Moisture-wicking apparel by Under Armour and Nike is also “hot” for the active male Southwest Florida golfer, says Kevin Knapp, co-manager of the PGA Tour Superstore (pgatoursuperstore.com/ naples.jsp) in Naples. In women’s fashion, the skort—skirt-shorts hybrid— still rules, especially in Naples’ warm climes, as does the fitted polo shirt. Fashions by Jamie Sadock will see the lady golfer from course to the clubhouse to Fifth Avenue South, Knapp adds.

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The Newly renovated golf course at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, redesigned by golf icon Jack Nicklaus and architect John Sanford. Below: The technology used by Impact Zone Golf to track the full trajectory of any swing and display it in 3D.

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GOLF SCHOOL WITH CLOUT

In addition to David Leadbetter, Impact Zone Golf Academy (impact​ zonegolf.com) at Tiburón is inspired by the teaching philosophy of another famous golf pro, PGA Tour winner Bobby Clampett.

HOLES

It doesn’t get much “holeyer” than Naples. The region ranks No. 1 in the National Golf Foundation’s rankings for golf holes per capita. The 2013 Golf Facilities in the U.S. study counted 1,530 holes. For a population of 324,424, that equates to 212 people per hole.

IAGTO AWARD

More kudos for regional golf: In November 2014, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators named the Paradise Coast as Golf Destination of the Year-North America. IAGTO, the global trade organization for the golf tourism industry, claims more than 2,000 member companies in 95 countries, including more than 500 golf tour operators. The IAGTO Awards are the official annual awards for the golf tourism industry.

JACK NICKLAUS

This golfing legend and Naples go way back. As a child, Nicklaus golfed The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club course (naplesbeachhotel.com/golf-tennis/golf), where he broke his personal record in 1951. At age 11, he bested a score of 40 for the first time on nine holes by shooting 37. That history and personal relationship drew Nicklaus to collaborate on the recent renovation of the course, which reopened in November.

Jack Nicklaus (above) while redesigning the course at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, where he golfed as a child. Left: Game card when he broke his personal record in 1951.

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KIDS’ GOLF

It is never too soon to get a club in their hands, even if it’s for a round of mini-golf at Coral Cay Adventure Golf (coralcaygolf.com) in Naples or Golf Safari Minigolf (golfsafariminigolf.com) in Bonita Springs. Glowgolf at Coastland Center (opryglowgolf.com/lo_naples.htm) adds the attraction of playing in the dark with glow-in-the-dark balls and holes. When youngsters start to get serious about the game, the Naples area offers a wide range of camps and programs. The Junior Golf Performance Academy at Quail Creek Country Club (quailcreekcc​ .com) offers long-term and summer-long programs. The First Tee of Naples/Collier provides a number of youth programs that develop core values along with golf skills.

LINKS RENOVATIONS

Golf Inc. magazine recently ranked Bear’s Paw Country Club (bearspawcc.org) the No. 1 renovated golf course in Florida and third globally. Undercover judges evaluated the course for its aesthetic upgrades and sustainability improvements. 78

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The majority of golf clubs in the Naples area are private—either reserved for registered resort guests or members only. In the summerfall off-season, the rules sometimes relax and nonmembers can often get tee times at private clubs. Some, however, remain exclusive yearround. Calusa Pines Golf Club (calusapinesgolfclub.com), the only regional course listed on “100 Greatest Golf Courses in America” by Golf Digest, limits its membership to 275, by invitation only. Likewise, the Country Club of Naples (ccnaples.net) tops off at 290 members. The member-owned club has been in operation since the 1960s.

NIGHT VISION

Links of Naples (linksofnaples.com) takes your game into the after-hours with stadium lighting at its executive course, which stays open until 11 p.m.


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Naples Grande Golf Club (naplesgrandegolf.com), open to guests of the Naples Grande Beach Resort, reports a family of otters living in one of the course’s lakes. The club underwent an $8 million transformation that debuted in June 2016 and includes a new clubhouse with restaurant and golf course improvements.

PGA TOUR SUPERSTORE

More than just a store stocked with all the golfing equipment and apparel you may ever need, the Naples outlet features indoor simulated driving ranges and offers lessons, clinics, and seminars for kids and adults.

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Clockwise from top left: Otter; Naples Grande Golf Club’s renovated clubhouse and restaurant; shopping for golf attire at Ecco and PGA Tour Superstore.

QUAFFING

Nothing sparks a thirst like 18 holes on a balmy Southwest Florida day. Here are a couple of suggestions for celebrating a hole-in-one or drowning your slicing sorrows. A bucket of beer will do the job at The Pub at Arrowhead (arrowheadgolfnaples.com). At Braxton’s Bar & Grill at Raptor Bay (raptorbaygolfclub.com), they like to say that the Transfusion cocktail works miracles on a golfer’s handicap.

RESTAURANTS FOR LUNCH

Whether or not you’re a golfer, lunch overlooking the fairways makes for the most pleasant—and often entertaining—repast. The Pub at ArrowHead Golf Course has a view of the ninth green and tenth tee for entertainment value. Don’t be fooled by the name of the Junior Clubhouse; it’ll feed a major appetite. Sam Snead’s Oak Grill & Tavern (samsneadslely.com) at Lely Resort Golf & Country Club (lely resortgolfandcountryclub.com) overlooks two golf courses and claims it serves “Naples’ best burgers.”

SHOPPING

Most golf clubs have their own pro shops, and many golfers prefer them for the best selection, style, and prices on golfing apparel. Other favorites: For the Love of Golf (fortheloveof​ golfinc.com) in Naples for apparel and The Golf Guys in Bonita Springs (golfboni​ taspringsfl.com) for clothing and both new and used equipment. Check out Ecco Outlet (us.shop.ecco.com) at Miromar Outlets for high-end golf shoes value-priced.

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V TENNIS

Often golf’s sidekick at Naples-area country clubs, tennis courts and other sporting pastimes widen the appeal. The private Collier Reserve County Club (colliersreserve.com) boasts four Har-Tru courts. For public golfing with tennis facilities, Cypress Woods Golf & Country Club (cypresswoodsgolf.com) has four lighted courts, plus a swimming pool and bocce court.

UNCLUTTERED VIEWS

Most golf courses these days are part of a housing development or resort, meaning that buildings of one sort or another hold the greens in their clutches. A precious few, however, keep the Old Florida feel with native landscape surroundings. Olde Florida Golf Club (239-353-7667) is one such private club with no homes, tennis courts, or swimming pools. Old Corkscrew Golf Club (oldcorkscrew. com), east of Estero, too, keeps its natural wetlands, scrub, and pinelands intact. 80 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

VALUING THE DEAL

Through December 31, 2016, get your best deal on golfing at the TiburĂłn Golf Course (tiburongcnaples.com) with overnight accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. Included: unlimited golf, complimentary club rental or storage, and golf cart.


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WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE

One defining characteristic of Naples’ regional golf courses, ponds and lakes beautify the greens while presenting a challenge to the golfer. Some have more water than others. Take TPC Treviso Bay (tpctrevisobay.com), for instance, where “finishing the round with the same ball is quite an accomplishment,” according to golfadvisor.com, a golf course rating and review website. Water is in play on all 18 holes at Cedar Hammock Golf & Country Club (cedarhammock​golf. com).

XTRA SANDY

Sand, naturally, also prevails on local golf courses. In the form of sand traps, it is less welcome here than on the beaches, however. Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club (marcoislandmarriott.com) near Marco Island has a reputation for its pretty, but tricky, wide sand dunes. Tiburón is also known for its ball-nabbing sand traps.

YEAR-ROUND

The beauty of golf in Southwest Florida: It’s a 365-day sport. Granted, summer months drive golfers out in the early morning to beat the midday heat. Some courses close for a portion of the summer to do repair work, but you can always find somewhere to golf year-round in Naples.

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Eye Candy SWEETEN THE SEASON WITH RED AND GREEN JEWELS BY MARY MURRAY

Opposite page: Oscar Heyman necklace with Burma rubies and diamonds set in gold and platinum, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples; Tiffany 2016 Masterpieces Collection Tiffany Prism ring with tsavorites, diamonds, and a South Sea white pearl set in platinum, Tiffany & Co., Naples. Stephen Webster Love Me Love Me Not Crystal Haze earstuds with black diamond pavé and quartz green agate crystal haze set in 18-karat white gold, Marissa Collections, Naples; Boucheron 26 Vendôme Collection Ruban Graphique ring with a Colombian emerald, emeralds, diamonds, and black lacquer set in white gold, 212-421-0445, us.boucheron​.com; Oscar Heyman ring with a ruby and diamonds set in gold and platinum, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples.

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Gothic Angel drop pendant with a ruby and diamonds set in 18-karat white gold, Port Royal Jewelers, Naples; dangle earrings with jadeite, emeralds, diamonds, and black diamonds set in 18-karat white gold, Provident Jewelry, Naples; Les Oiseaux Libérés necklace with gray mother-of-pearl, emeralds, and diamonds set in 18-karat white gold and Cactus de Cartier ring with emeralds, carnelians, and diamonds set in 18-karat gold, select Cartier boutiques, 800-227-8437, cartier.com; Pasquale Bruni Bon Ton Collection ring with quartz, carnelian, and diamonds set in 18-karat rose gold, Mayors locations, 800-462-9677, mayors.com. Opposite page: Bouton d’or ring with carnelian, white mother-of-pearl, and diamonds set in 18-karat rose gold, Van Cleef & Arpels, Naples; Goshwara GOne ring with a green tourmaline and diamonds set in 18-karat gold, Bigham Jewelers, Naples; Dior Fine Jewelry Dior à Versailles Salon de Diane bracelet with an emerald and diamonds set in gold and pink gold, select Dior boutiques, 800-929-3467, dior.us.

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Opposite page: Wendy Yue earrings with carved green turquoise, malachite, tsavorites, black agate, and diamonds set in 18-karat black gold, Marissa Collections, Naples; Graff Diamonds Rosette pendant with rubies and diamonds set in white gold, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples; Picchiotti ring with a ruby and diamonds set in platinum, Bigham Jewelers, Naples; Chopard Precious Chopard Collection ring with emeralds and diamonds set in 18-karat white gold, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples. Dana Rebecca Designs Anna Beth earrings with green onyx and diamonds set in 14-karat white gold, Marissa Collections, Naples; Tiffany 2016 Masterpieces Collection Tiffany Prism pendant with tsavorites and diamonds set in platinum, Tiffany & Co., Naples; Tamara Comolli India Leaf pendant with green onyx set in 18-karat gold, Marissa Collections, Naples; Roberto Coin Carnaby Street necklace with malachite and diamonds set in 18-karat rose gold, Provident Jewelry, Naples; Seaman Schepps Snuff Bottle bracelet with carved jadeite, emeralds, and rock crystal set in 18-karat gold, Yamron Jewelers, Naples.

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Taste Delicious DETOUR

MICHAEL CARONCHI

The Greater Naples area boasts a buzzworthy collection of celebrity chefs, highprofile eateries, and well-publicized dining destinations both uptown and down. However, there are also a number of foodie favorites flying under the radar in less-traveled strip malls and side streets. One such venue worth seeking out is Côte d’Azur (cotedazur​restaurant.com) in the Riverchase Plaza on Immokalee Road. Chef Claudio Scaduto has been tantalizing taste buds with award-winning, innovative French cuisine since 2000. Case in point: this pretty presentation of jumbo lump crab salad with chuka wakame seaweed, cauliflower, zucchini, cucumber, cilantro, and wasabi ginger lime dressing, finished with trout roe caviar and microgreens. Find a list of more noteworthy restaurants off the beaten path on page 102. —Kat Smith

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kitchen confidential

Spaghetti alla chitarra con salsa di carne

CHEF MASSIMO PUGLIELLI Massimo Puglielli started cooking at the age of 5 in his family home in Pescara, Italy. He likes to joke that he graduated from Nonna Francesa’s Culinary School of Abruzzo, otherwise known as his grandmother’s kitchen. After making a living in other careers, which included professional golfer and musician, as well as spending three decades as a private chef, he opened his first restaurant in Naples. Mino, which bears his childhood nickname, is a casual, friendly eatery specializing in pizza and trattoria dishes, such as freshly made pasta and fritto misto. —Mark Spivak

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Italian versus Italian-American food: In Italy, the cooking is very simple. The ingredients are fresh and tend to be better than they are here. I want to taste every individual ingredient in a dish. When you overload ingredients, you lose the essence of each one. On finding inspiration: I’m cooking the dishes I grew up with, recipes my aunt and grandmother taught me, but many people have inspired me. I’m continuing the tradition now, having my brother and two sons working with me in the restaurant. My goal is to maintain the food I grew up with 50 years ago. Why Naples: I grew up in a beach town. One day about 20 years ago, I visited Naples, and it reminded me of Pescara. I walked to the edge of the water in Lowdermilk Park, dug in the sand, and found tellina [a species of bivalves]. I called my then-wife and told her I’d found the place we’d move to. If he could eat only one meal: There’s a dish from the Abruzzo called spaghetti alla chitarra. The pasta is literally cut on guitar strings. I’d have it in a simple red sauce with authentic scampi, the small, hardshelled crustaceans native to my region. Whom he’d most like to cook for: Someone who has never tried my food. I’ve cooked for many famous people, but I treat everyone identically, no matter who they are. The art of the pizza: The first thing you’ll notice when you walk into Mino is our Italian-built, rotating pizza oven. My personal preference is wood, which I use at home, but we seat 150 guests at the restaurant and have to use gas to keep up with the demand. The pizza bakes at 800 degrees, and is completely cooked in one rotation of around 90 seconds. Words to live by: Whatever you do, do it with passion and love. That way, it doesn’t seem like work.


MAKING SPIRITS LIGHT

Avoid overindulging in calories and alcohol this party season with this handful of lighter-side cocktails concocted by local mixologists.

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HOLIDAY SPRITZ, THE CONTINENTAL:

This take on the classic Aperol Spritz features

With low-alcohol pear liqueur and notes of

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NI ’s curated dining guide for Greater Naples THE LISTINGS

The Naples area is packed with an abundance of great eateries, serving up food and drinks to satisfy every palate. Naples Illustrated has rounded up details on can’tmiss places for dining delights.

CAFÉ & BAR LURCAT The space and the food are sophisticated and comfortable. 494 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-213-3357, cafelurcat.com) COOPER’S HAWK WINERY Signature dishes paired with Cooper’s Hawk wines. 11905 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-449-1700, coopershawkwinery.com)

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HOBNOB Elevated comfort food in a modern yet warm atmosphere. 720 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239580-0070, hobnobnaples.com)

AGAVE BAR & GRILL Innovative Southwestern cuisine in a comfortable setting. 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (239-598-3473, agavenaples.com)

KC AMERICAN BISTRO As the name implies, American regional cuisine is on tap. 885 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (239-566-2371, kcamericanbistro.com)

BALEEN AT LAPLAYA BEACH & GOLF RESORT Dine amid elegant tropical surroundings indoors, or on the patio to soak up the view. 9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples (239-598-5707, laplayaresort.com)

THE LOCAL Fresh, healthy meals in an eatery in the Bed, Bath & Beyond Plaza. 5323 Airport Pulling Road, Naples (239-596-3276, thelocalnaples.com)

BISTRO 821 A long-time favorite, thanks to Executive Chef Jesse Housman’s Natural Fusion menu. 821 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-261-5821, bistro821.com)

SPICED PEAR MARTINI, MIDTOWN KITCHEN + BAR:

M WATERFRONT GRILLE Contemporary decor, view of the bay, and fine cuisine. 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples (239-263-4421, mwater frontgrille.com)

RIDGWAY BAR & GRILL Master chef Tony Ridgway continues wowing diners with classic American cuisine. 1300 Third St. S., Naples (239-262-5500, ridg​ waybarandgrill.com) TOMMY BAHAMA RESTAURANT & BAR Born in Naples, the Tommy Bahama laid-back lifestyle is full throttle in this festive eatery and bar. 1220 Third St. S., Naples (239-643-6889, tommyba hama.com) YABBA ISLAND GRILL A fun place for steaks, seafood, and cocktails. 711 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239262-5787, yabbaislandgrill.com) THE WINE LOFT OF NAPLES Upscale bar, lounge, and dining in Mercato. 9118 Strada Place, Naples (239-598-5601, thewineloftofnaples.com)

SEAFOOD AQUA The restaurant’s look is fresh and airy, just right for the seafood-centric menu. 862 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-213-1111, aquafifth.com) NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | DECEMBER 2016

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Off the Beaten Path WE FIND SOME OF THE TASTIEST MEALS ON THE PARADISE COAST TUCKED AWAY IN PLACES OFF THE MAIN DRAG. FOLLOWING IS A SAMPLING OF FOODIE FINDS WORTH SEEKING OUT.

Petar’s Restaurant is in the shopping center on the northwest corner of U.S. 41 and Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. Everything is fresh (there’s no microwave or freezer). Chef Petar’s sublime dishes include lobster with fresh-made linguine; local grouper with lobster mashed potatoes; and crepes with berries and crème anglaise. (petarsrestaurant.com) Mediterrano is located off Third Street

South on 13th Avenue South. The experience is true Mediterranean, from the bright, sea-inspired decor to authentic dishes like Galician-style grilled octopus; fire-grilled

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Left to right: Mediterrano’s diver scallops atop polenta with Israeli couscous; dining room; crab claws with Dijon mustard aioli

salmon with blood orange reduction and pumpkin couscous; slow-braised lamb with cinnamon, coriander, and roasted fennel; and paella Valenciana. (mediterranonaples.com)

The Real Macaw is a mainstay on Bay-

shore Drive in East Naples. This colorful, fun eatery has served a tropical menu for 25 years. Although the vibe is laid-back oasis, the food is a cut above, with items like West Indian bouillabaisse and tuna Madagascar finished with beurre blanc and wasabi pickled ginger-wakame salad. (thereal macawnaples.com) —Kat Smith

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Dolce & Salato is part Italian boutique, part breakfast/lunch/brunch place, around the corner from Fifth Avenue South. Customers return again and again Petar’s house crepes with berries and crème anglaise for the mouth-watering baked goods, frittatas, bruschette, carpacci,

salads, sandwiches, and platters of Italian meats and cheeses. (dolcesalatousa.com)

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THE BAY HOUSE Overlooking the Cocohatchee River, this place features a beautiful dining room plus Tierney’s Tavern and The Claw Bar. 799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples (239-591-3837, bayhousenaples.com) BAYSIDE SEAFOOD GRILL & BAR Spectacular water views, live music Wednesday–Sunday at the Upper Deck Bar, prime grilled meats, and seafood specialties. 4270 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples (239-649-5552, bay​sideseafoodgrilland bar.com) CAPTAIN & KREWE Enjoy oysters and other seafood, beer, and wine in a relaxed atmosphere. 629 Eighth St. S., Naples (239-263-1976, cknaples.com) THE DOCK AT CRAYTON COVE An open-air restaurant serving fresh catches prepared with Caribbean and Latin influences. 845 12th Ave. S., Naples (239263-9940, dockcraytoncove.com) FISH CRAZY RESTAURANT A fun and casual Southwest Florida spot to reel in fresh seafood. 14700 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-260-1070, fishcrazyres taurant.com) FISH RESTAURANT Fabulous water views complement the great seafood. 4360 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples (239-263-3474, fishrestaurantnaples.com) HB’S ON THE GULF Restaurant in The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club serves a breathtaking view of the Gulf and fresh seafood. 851 Gulf Shore Blvd., Naples (239-435-4347, naplesbeachhotel.com) OCEAN PRIME Experience exceptional hospitality, a delectable seafood and steak menu, luxe cocktails, and vibrant atmosphere. 699 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-430-0404, ocean-prime.com) PINCHER’S CRAB SHACK Pincher’s serves fresh, local seafood in a casual setting. 1200 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-434-6616, pincherscrabshack.com) ROW BY CAPT. BRIEN & CREW Bringing diners a taste of New England, Capt. Brien offers a sea-to-table experience with a side of stand-up comedy. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (239-389-6901, rowseafood.com) SEA SALT Chef Fabrizio Aielli is a master at marrying organic local produce, wild-caught fish, naturally raised meat, and poultry with modern cooking techniques. 1186 Third St. S., Naples (239-434-7258, seasaltnaples.com) TRULUCK’S SEAFOOD, STEAK & CRAB HOUSE Truluck’s owns local fisheries, so the catch is always fresh in this fine-dining restaurant. 698 Fourth Ave. S., Naples (239-530-3131, trulucks.com) THE TURTLE CLUB Fresh seafood, fine steaks, and chops are nearly overshadowed by the spectacular beachfront setting. 9225 Gulf Shore Drive N., Naples (239-592-6557, windwardhospitality.com) USS NEMO UNDERSEA CUISINE & ADVENTURES Everything is a cut above, but the signature miso-broiled sea bass is a must. 3745 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-261-6366, ussnemorestaurant.com) WHARF TAVERN RESTAURANT & LOBSTER HOUSE An authentic New England seafood experience on the waterfront. 909 10th St. S., Naples (239-3314053, wharftavernnaples.com)

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Taste STEAK CHOPS CITY GRILL A modern take on the traditional, with prime aged steaks and fine local seafood. 837 Fifth Ave. S, Naples, and 8200 Health Center Blvd., Suite 100, Bonita Springs (239-9924677, chopscitygrill.com) THE CONTINENTAL D’Amico’s latest restaurant is a stylish steak house and gastropub. 1205 Third St. S., Naples (239-659-0007, continentalnaples.com) THE GRILL Luxurious dining in The Ritz-Carlton, Naples features rich decor, aged prime beef, chops, and fresh seafood. 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (239-598-6644, ritz-carlton.com) JIMMY P’S CHARRED The popular butcher shop’s steaks and other fine foods are now served in the restaurant that opened next door. 1833 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-643-6328, jimmypscharred.com)

Festivus IN MANY MAJOR METRO AREAS LIKE NEW YORK, FOLKS WHO DO NOT CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY TRADITION. THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DAY OFF TO CATCH A BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE PREMIERE AND DINE ON CHINESE FOOD, WHICH IS WIDELY AVAILABLE ON A DAY WHEN OTHER RESTAURANTS ARE CLOSED OR SERVING FANCY CHRISTMAS MEALS. IN NAPLES, SILVERSPOT CINEMA (SILVERSPOT.NET) WILL RIFF ON THIS CUSTOM DECEMBER 25 BY OFFERING A SPECIAL MENU OF CHINESE ENTRÉES IN ITS CAFÉ, TRILOGY, FOR CUSTOMERS TO

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE Sophisticated decor, prime meats, and fine seafood make for a

special night out. 23151 Village Shops Way, Estero (239-948-8888, ruthschris.com)

ENJOY BEFORE OR AFTER A MOVIE. —K.S.

SHULA’S STEAK HOUSE In the winning tradition of NFL Coach Don Shula, the “Shula Cut” is one of the best steaks in town. 5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-430-4999, shulasnaples.com)

FRENCH BLEU PROVENCE Authentic dishes of the South of France are paired with wines from the vast, award-winning selection compiled by the restaurant’s owner, Jacques Cariot. 1234 Eighth St. S.,

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Naples (239-261-8239, bleuprovencenaples.com) CHEZ BOËT FRENCH HOME COOKING Lisa and Philippe Boët serve up delicious French classics in a warm, homey atmosphere. 755 12th Ave. S., Naples (239-643-6177, chezboetnaples.com) CÔTE D’AZUR Intimate bistro in the style of Provence serves standouts like Maine lobster roasted in a clay pot. 11224 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-597-8867, cotedazurrestaurant.com) LA BAZENNE ON FIFTH Replicates the original in France, with sophisticated dishes and engaging social club atmosphere. 474 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-682-8623, labazenne.com) LE LAFAYETTE FRENCH GOURMET Traditional French with a touch of the tropics. 375 13th Ave. S., Naples (239-403-7861, lelafayette.com)

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TARTINE & TARTELETTE Authentic, homemade French cuisine with wine pairings as sweet as the restaurant’s name. 11121 Health Park Blvd., Naples (239-888-1151, tartine-tartelette.com)

MEXICAN FELIPE’S MEXICAN TAQUERIA Casual, familyfriendly place serving authentic, fresh classics plus hand-crafted cocktails. 4255 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-302-1444, felipestaqueria.com) MASA Superb, true Mexican cuisine with unique twists served in a high-style modern space, with a fabulous lineup of tequilas, mezcals, and specialty cocktails. 9123 Strada Place, Naples (239598-0887, masa-restaurant.com) TACOS & TEQUILA CANTINA The name says it all. The many varieties of tacos are made with fresh, local products and handmade tortillas. The choice of margaritas is also a draw. 4834 Davis Blvd., Naples (239-732-8226, tacosand​ tequilanaples.com)

ITALIAN ALBERTO’S ON FIFTH Chef Alberto Varetto cooks fine dishes in his elegant restaurant. 868 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-430-1060, albertoson fifth.com) ANGELINA’S RISTORANTE A place for a special night, with a 4,000-bottle wine tower and elegant cuisine. 24041 Tamiami Trail S., Bonita Springs (239-390-3187, angelinasofboni tasprings.com)

Le Lafayette

Sebastien Maillard and Juan Camarena had a busy summer. The partners have been toiling away on renovating neighborhood mainstay Le Lafayette, just off Third Street South, a restaurant helmed by chef Maillard since 2001. Reopened earlier this fall, the restaurant has a new outdoor bar called Lafayette 375 that offers a spot for relaxed lounging with a more casual menu than the traditional French fare served inside. The interior features all new colors, flooring, window coverings, fixtures, and seating with an elegant, modern tone to complement the classic as well as newly added dishes. Camarena and Maillard have also been working on a second Southwest Florida location of the Candy Grandy confection shop at Coastland Center. It is planned to open at Coconut Point mall this month, with 3,600 square feet of all things sweet, plus wine, Champers, coffee, and tea. The shop will include seating where guests may enjoy the fine chocolates, drinks, and pastries, as well as a separate room for small parties. —K.S.

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BARBATELLA Pizzas and pastas are delish, but don’t overlook offerings like the grilled salmon. Save room for the Nutella pizza. 1290 Third St. S., Naples (239-263-1955, barbatellanaples.com) BELLINI ON FIFTH ITALIAN RISTORANTE The Bellini family treats guests to cuisine inspired by matriarch “Nonna” Maria. 445 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-261-1117, bellinionfifth.com) CAFÉ LUNA Signature pizzas, crispy calamari, classic Caesar salad, and more. 4947 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-529-2101, cafe​ lunanaples.com) CAMPIELLO RISTORANTE & BAR This mainstay on Third Street South is a perennial gathering place for great food and people-watching. 1177 Third St. S., Naples (239-435-1166, campiello. damico.com) DEROMO’S GOURMET MARKET & RESTAURANT Dine on home-style dishes, then shop for gourmet items to take home. The Promenade, 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs (239-325-3583, deromos.com) MOLTO TRATTORIA Homemade pasta, sauces, pizza Napoletana, and Italian home-style cuisine are all top-notch. 368 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239261-5853, moltonaples.com) OSTERIA TULIA Chef Vincenzo Betulia’s authentically rustic venue and “peasant” cuisine are homey, hearty, and delizioso. 466 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-213-2073, tulianaples.com) PARMESAN PETE’S Created by chef and owner Peter Della Rocca, a meal here is like taking a “big bite of Brooklyn.” 7935 Airport Pulling Road, Naples (239-992-3663, parmesanpetes.com) PAZZO! CUCINA ITALIANA The “friendly neighborhood” restaurant has been serving dishes using made-from-scratch sauces, pastas, and NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | DECEMBER 2016 105


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ROMA ITALIAN BISTRO Pizza and Italian specialities made with ingredients imported from Italy and fresh organic produce. 655 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-776-7042, romabistronaples.com) VERGINA Italian and Mediterranean dishes with a modern flair. Vergina is also a popular spot for gathering with friends and listening to live music. 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-659-7008, vergin​ arestaurant.com)

ASIAN ARAYA SUSHI ASIAN GRILL Thai dishes, along with a wide choice of rolls, sushi, and sashimi, served in a modern space. 2650 Immokalee Road, Naples (239-593-3344, arayanaples.com) CHARLIE CHIANG’S MODERN ASIAN KITCHEN Urban decor sets the scene for modern Chinese and Japanese cuisine. 12200 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-593-6688, charliechiangs.com) SAKURA HAWAIIAN GRILL Serving innovative Asian Hawaiian fusion cuisine by chef Paul Chen. 3375 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 106, Naples (239280-5536, sakuranaples.com) ZEN ASIAN BBQ Chef Koko, who trained with Iron Chef Morimoto, creates Next Level Sushi, Korean barbecue, ramen, and more. Dine indoors or on the outdoor patio. 10823 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-260-7037, eatatzen.com)

GLOBAL A TABLE APART Owner-chef Jeff Acol creates delicious dishes that incorporate a world of influences. 4295 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs (239-221-8540, atableapart.com) ARIO Created for the “global nomad,” the menu focuses on dry-aged meats, local seafood, and salts and spices from around the world. 400 South Collier Blvd., Marco Island (239-642-2695, marriott.com) BHA! BHA! PERSIAN BISTRO Michael Mir’s popular restaurant serves up savory lamb dishes and a wide choice of colorful and delicious Persian specialties. 865 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-5945557, bhabhapersianbistro.com) COAST RESTAURANT Choose to enjoy candlelit dinners indoors or watching the sun set over the 106 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

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desserts for more than 20 years. 853 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239-434-8494, pazzoitaliancafe.com)

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Chef Vincenzo Betulia will soon launch another authentic European experience near his popular Osteria Tulia and Bar Tulia on Fifth Avenue South with his latest project, The French. He imagined a traditional brasserie that will transport guests to Paris. The decor replicates a classic café with high tin ceilings, black-and-white mosaic floors, red banquettes, an indoor/outdoor patio, glass-enclosed kitchen, and brass fixtures. As with Tulia, his goal is to create an authentic experience to connect customers with food in the way Europeans relate to it, focusing closely on the ingredients and taking time to savor, says Betulia. He felt Fifth Avenue South lacked a French bistro experience where one could wander in at, say, 2:30 in the afternoon for a bowl of mussels and linger over the meal. Diners will find classics like steak tartare, escargot, grilled artichokes, tarte Tatin, and crème brûlée accompanied by a well-chosen list of wines from every region and appellation in France. “I’m building a neighborhood restaurant,” Betulia says, where customers will want to come regularly, “not a hot-destination, special-occasion restaurant.” —K.S.

Gulf outdoors. 1901 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples (239-403-2181, edgewaternaples.com) COASTAL PERUVIAN SEAFOOD & GRILL Authentic dishes of Peru, like Cebiche 200 Miles, lomo saltado, and specials. 5447 Airport Pulling Road N., Naples (239-631-6943, coastalperu vian.com) FERNANDEZ THE BULL CUBAN CAFE Two locations serve traditional Cuban cuisine with a few twists. 1201 Piper Blvd.; 3375 Pine Ridge Road, Naples (239-254-9855; 239-653-9097; fernandez thebull.com) FUSE GLOBAL CUISINE Chef-owner Greg Scarlatos uses flavors and ingredients from around the world to create a diverse menu. 2500 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-455-4585, fuse​ globalcuisine.com) IM TAPAS SPANISH RESTO BAR Get a delicious little taste of Spain right in the heart of Naples served up by Isabel Pozo Polo and Mary Shipman. 965 Fourth Ave. N., Naples (239-403-8272, imtapas.com)

INCA’S KITCHEN FINE PERUVIAN CUISINE This popular restaurant serves authentic Peruvian dishes. 8955 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239-3523200, incaskitchen.com) JANE’S ON THIRD Having worked in places such as London, Hong Kong, and Frankfurt, the owners of this popular downtown spot offer a world of choices. 1209 Third St. S., Naples (239-2612253, janesgardencafe.com) LAMORAGA Spanish cuisine created with an international, modern twist is served in a bright setting, along with a wide selection of fine wines. 3936 Tamiami Trail N. (239-331-3669, lamoragar​ estaurant.com) NOODLES ITALIAN CAFÉ AND SUSHI BAR Good sushi, parmesans, and piccatas served all in one place. 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Naples (239-5920050, noodlescafe.com) 21 SPICES BY CHEF ASIF Chef Asif R. Syed offers classical Indian cuisine created with his special collection of spices. 4270 Tamiami Trail E., Naples (239-919-8830, 21spicesdining.com) «


ATheBGreenest RU Z Z O Region in Europe Most of us probably would be unable to answer when asked about the Abruzzo region in Italy. But that’s a shame- it’s called the greenest region in Europe as 1/3 of its area is set aside as national parks, helping to ensure the survival of 75% of Europe’s living species. Only in Abruzzo can you still see wolves and bears. The tallest peak in the Apennines, Gran Sasso, is to be found here as well. Bordered to the east by the Adriatic Sea, seafood is important to the region. You’re sure to find brodetti (broths) cooked with fish, tomatoes, herbs and pepperoncino in an earthernware pot. Across the region, lamb is very popular as well with agnello cacio e ovo

(a type of lamb fricassee) featured on many restaurant menus. What to drink with all these delightful foods? Well, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, of course! Arguably one of the best known wines in all of Italy, Montepulciano (the grape, not the town of the same name), is a spicy bold red that will partner well with many of the local dishes. If white wine is more to your taste, try Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, a citrusy zesty white. At Angelina’s Ristorante, we source the freshest local ingredients from local farms and fishing fleets, paired with beautiful wines kept in our three story wine tower. We invite you to join us and see for yourself why Angelina’s makes any occasion special!

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Few wine preferences are as personal as Champagne, and with good reason. Most major producers have a distinct house style that runs through their product line. Some makers will emphasize either Chardonnay or black grapes (Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier), while others will be light or heavy on dosage (sweetness), but that individual style will cause consumers to consistently reach for a particular make of bubbly. The following recommendations are based on tastings done in the past year, with a few personal favorites thrown in. Your palate may differ, but remember, if you’re drinking Champagne, life is good. NONVINTAGE BRUT These Champagnes offer the best introduction to a house style and are the easiest bottles to find on a retail shelf. Most contain reserve wine from a number of older vintages, and sometimes have more complexity than their vintage counterparts. Top Picks: Laurent-Perrier Brut ($45) contains nearly 50 percent Chardonnay. Crisp and focused with vanilla accents and lilting lemon flavors enhanced by mouthwatering acidity, it pairs well with a variety of fish and shellfish dishes. At the other end of the scale, Philipponnat Royale Réserve Brut ($45) weighs in with 45 percent Pinot Noir and 25 percent Pinot Meunier. The black grapes provide a rich, creamy texture along with considerable ripeness and depth, making it a good match with more substantial entrées. VINTAGE BRUT If we compare NV to a choral arrangement, vintage Champagne is an aria sung by a soprano—there is no room for error, and both the potential pitfalls and rewards are significant. Top Pick: Champagne production in 2005 had all the requirements for a vintage year—a hot summer, moderate rainfall, and an early harvest. Charles Heidsieck Brut 2005 ($95) is full-bodied, tart yet generous, with a faint 108 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


suggestion of red fruits paired with flavors of honey, vanilla, and citrus. The wine cries out for Dover sole. BLANC DE BLANCS When properly made from exceptional grapes, Champagnes composed exclusively of Chardonnay can fairly be described as voluptuous. They stand out in a blind tasting for their opulence, generosity, and richness of fruit. Top Pick: Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2006 ($160) is the flagship of the Taittinger range and it is nothing short of luscious. The creamy flavors of citrus and melon coat the tongue, giving way to a complex and layered mid palate that entices you to take another sip. ROSÉ Rosé Champagne has traditionally been a rarity, and not by accident. Most houses have kept production intentionally low, resulting in short supply and higher prices. Top Picks: Nonvintage Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé ($75) is dry and well-balanced with a haunting flavor of wild raspberry. The finish is long and succulent, with good acidity highlighting the red

berry flavors. For a special experience, try Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé 2008 ($90); it is rich, ripe, and meaty with a range of earthy red fruits, a perfect match for salmon, tuna, poultry, and game. LUXURY CUVÉES The tête de cuvée is the ultimate expression of house’s style, and is a wine to be savored on special occasions. Top Picks: Forego the familiar names in favor of a pair of sleepers from the 2002 vintage still widely available: Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d’Or ($105) and Pommery Cuvée Louise ($140). Palmes D’Or, a 50-50 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, is rich and full enough to stand up to a wide range of foods. The Pommery is refined and elegant, with just a touch of tropical fruit to separate it from the pack. «

Champagne houses produce bubbly in a spectrum of distinctive styles. Sample several to discover which maker matches your tastes.

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PROVIDENT JEWELRY For 23 years, Provident Jewelry has been family-owned and operated in South Florida with locations in Naples, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Palm Beach, and Wellington. Provident has built its business on superior customer service, exceptional value, and attention to detail while offering its clientele an unmatched selection of estate jewelry, diamonds, and luxury timepieces. 555 Fifth Ave. S., Naples | 239-649-7737 766 Fifth Ave. S., Naples | 239-649-7200 15245 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers | 239-274-7777 providentjewelry.com Jodi and Darrin Swank at Swank Table “Diner En Blanc” 2015

MARIO ROMANO, WATERSIDE SHOPS For decades, travelers have flocked to the Island of Capri for the clothing of Mario Romano. Made from the finest materials, Mario’s attention to detail and understanding of the timeless style of Capri has attracted the most discerning fans. With boutiques in Capri, Ravello, Sorrento, and Palm Beach, Mario Romano is excited to open its second U.S. location in Naples. Mario Romano’s dedication to small batch manufacturing assures the best quality and environmental responsibility. 306 S. County Road, Palm Beach 561-207-7583 | marioromanocapri.us

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2017 ARCHANGEL FUND FOR COLLIER COUNTY CHARITIES The Art of Giving 2017 is an elegant luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples February 4 with The Right Honourable Countess of Carnarvon, who lives with her family at Highclere Castle. During her presentation, Lady Carnarvon will share personal stories and anecdotes about the filming of Downton Abbey and will give an overview of the history of the castle and its gardens (designed by Capability Brown) Photo courtesy of Highclere Castle through the centuries. Our special guest, Her Majesty’s Consul General David Prodger, will introduce Lady Carnarvon. One hundred percent of the net proceeds raised by The Art of Giving remain in Collier County through our Archangel Fund grant-making process. For tickets and information: 239-262-0353 | artofgivingnaples.org

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MINT CONDITION The peppermint plant, a cross between water mint and spearmint, has been used since ancient times for medicinal purposes. The deliciously cool taste and scent of peppermint is synonymous with the holiday season. The bonus twist is its healing properties, mainly known to help alleviate nausea and a fussy stomach, among other ailments. Looking to lift your spirits and de-stress during the seasonal hustle and bustle? Breathe in the invigorating scent of peppermint oil in aromatherapy or crush fresh peppermint leaves and brew a soothing cup of tea (one teaspoon per one cup of water).

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SUGAR BABY Kiss your dry, cracked lips goodbye with Sara Happ Lip Scrub in Brown Sugar ($24). No secret Santa here; this lip-focused company is well-known for giving the gift of a perfect pout. Sara Happ (sarahapp.com)

These fragrantly chic beauty picks perform double duty to decompress during the holidays with indulgence and olfactory delight. BY LIZA GRANT SMITH

BE SEATED Use Arcona Cranberry Toner ($38) to treat your face to a berry merry holiday. The three-inone cranberry milk toner cleanses, tones, and hydrates, infusing skin with protective antioxidants to leave it glowing and refreshed. Arcona (arcona​ .com)

USE YOUR NOGGIN Let the spirits move you with the deliciously sweet fragrance of Egg Nog Pick-Me-Up Cologne spray from Demeter ($40). Drink in the creamy notes accented with nutmeg and a dash of cinnamon, but be cautious of its effects around mistletoe. Demeter Fragrance (demeter​ fragrance.com)

RED-DY AND WAITING Here’s a bottle of red that goes with whatever is served up. Molton Brown Festive Frankincense & Allspice Hand Wash ($28) brings the relaxing scent of frankincense extract, pimento berry, and patchouli to your powder room. Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples (saksfifthavenue.com, 239-592-5900)

HOLLY GO LIGHTLY Impart a fa-la-la-la vibe into your next soiree with a Juniper Clove candle ($37) by Ebb & Flow. Wintry evergreen needles of juniper twinkle with hints of warm woody cloves and encourage guests to embrace the not-so-wintry Southwest Florida weather. Ebb & Flow (ebband​ flownyc.com)

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SPICE OF LIFE Since there’s no place like home for the holidays, why not indulge in a staycation soak replete with nostalgic scents of spicy fare. Jo Malone Nutmeg & Ginger Bath Oil ($65) will have you bathing in luxury and memories of yuletides past. Nordstrom, Naples (nordstrom.com, 239-325-6100)

THE GREAT PUMPKIN Cinderella’s coach may have turned into a pumpkin, but this pumpkin will help turn you into the belle of the ball. Peter Thomas Roth’s Pumpkin Enzyme Mask ($58) helps even skin tone, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and reveal a more youthful, radiant glow. Ulta Beauty, Naples (ulta.com, 239-514-0151)

BODY OF WORK Laura Mercier Ambre Vanillé Soufflé Body Crème ($60) gives your fatigued skin its muchdeserved dessert. Nourish skin with the lightly whipped feel and unique essence of vanilla, tangerine, and brown sugar. Macy’s, Naples (macys.com, 239-434-1300)

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Get red-carpet ready this season with a Cranberry Pomegranate Nourishing Facial (50 minutes, $140; 75 minutes, $185) at Stillwater Spa in the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. It features an apple stem cell peel and replenishes dehydrated skin with a cranberry-pomegranate mask, while plant-based active ingredients stimulate healing and boost collagen. (239-444-1234, coconutpoint​ .regency.hyatt.com)


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Decompress from the hustle and bustle at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club spa with a Detox Herbal Massage ($75 for 25 minutes; $180 for 80 minutes), featuring a blend of purifying evergreen oils. Grand fir needle oil is known to help with balancing emotions and improving mental clarity, pine needle oil serves as an antiinflammatory and analgesic to reduce pain and stiffness, and juniper berry oil is said to help boost circulation. (239-659-4304, naples​beachhotel.com/spa)

Combat the impact holiday stress can have on your skin with a Holiday Recovery Facial at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples ($165 for 50 minutes; $215 for 80 minutes). Relax as an esthetician gently massages your skin with frankincense and other serums, which are rich in antioxidants to stimulate circulation and cellular renewal. A concentrated firming mask is then applied to nourish skin and boost collagen and elastin production—revealing a more youthful visage. (239-598-3300, ritzcarlton.com/naples)

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Purely You Spa’s Let It Glow body scrub ($125 for 50 minutes) starts with cinnamon aromatherapy and a customized exfoliation using a holiday combination of organic ingredients: cinnamon, cranberry, pomegranate, pears, or green apples. The scrub is removed with warm towels, and cinnamon and paprika body lotion is applied to hydrate the skin. The treatment also includes Bio Mat Therapy to stimulate circulation and relieve stress. (239-331-8266, purelyyouspa.com)

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Help & Hope Ensure your donation after a disaster does the most good By Judy Martel Whether man-made or natural, disasters like the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando or the earthquake in Ecuador trigger a visceral reaction to donate money. Using websites like gofundme.com, organizations can instantly solicit money following a tragedy. Before you “click and give,” make sure you know where your money is going.

FOLLOW THE MONEY Twelve days after the Pulse shooting, the Miami Herald reported that more than $6 million was raised through a GoFundMe campaign, but Eileen Heisman, president and CEO of National Philanthropic Trust, says it pays to be cautious of any website set up to respond to a specific crisis. “You have pop-up restaurants, but there’s no such thing as a pop-up charity,” she says. “Many are legitimate, but you want to know who’s at the other end of the site and what they are doing with the money.” With no way to really verify where the funds go when using a crowdfunding site, Heisman recommends donating to tried-andtrue community foundations like the Red Cross or Doctors Without Borders instead. Unlike websites, established charitable organizations have to be accountable: They must file tax returns and be transparent with how the money is spent. “Transparency and clarity are very important,” Heisman says. While these organizations might not be able to tell you exactly what your $50 or $100 donation was spent on, they can specify the types of activities they support and provide information regarding their general budget. If you’ve chosen an organization with goals that match yours and is equipped to deal with the 116 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

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MAXIMIZE YOUR CONTRIBUTION Heisman offers a few tips for giving in response to a disaster that will protect you and make the most of your contribution: Don’t give immediately. It may seem counterintuitive, especially because the need is urgent, but the best way to maximize your donation is to do nothing right away. “Don’t respond in the first 24 or even 48 hours,” Heisman says. Allow yourself time to determine what type of help is needed and research the possibilities. “I don’t blame people for wanting to do something immediately, but I think the most important thing at first is to just pause,” she says. Do a little research. The Internet, along with most community foundations and local newspapers, are great resources for sleuthing information about charities so you can separate the legitimate from the ineffective or fake. “I would kick the tires of any charity I was considering,” says Heisman. Check out charitystar.org and charitynavigator.org, both of which specifically track and evaluate charities. Consider staying local. Community foundations will often set up a fund to respond to a local disaster, so not only do you know they’re legitimate but they are often

the most informed about the availability of resources and also have an established network. “They know the number of hospitals and clinics and other resources in the community and have the staff in place to direct victims’ families and make the phone calls,” she says. Divide and conquer. Breaking your gift into two or more smaller donations is sometimes more effective than giving all at once. Heisman recommends donating shortly after the disaster and then waiting 10 days or longer. Given some time, you’ll be able to determine if the initial charity spent your money appropriately and also assess whether another organization has stepped in to solve some of the longer-term issues related to the disaster. Listen to your gut. Finally, if you have any doubts or questions, don’t make the gift. “Step back and do more research to make sure your money is going to a legitimate organization,” she says. “Otherwise, you’re throwing it away.” At the end of the day, it comes down to whether or not you can trust the charity. “I think people care about how their money is spent, but most give impulsively and feel better immediately but don’t think about the outcome of their gift until later,” Heisman says. “People want to help and, as a whole, we feel responsible for each other as a community.” «

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Stunning custom-built courtyard home. Complete privacy in a lush tropical setting with indoor living space opening to pool, spa and spectacular courtyard. 3/4.5 (H10827) Tom Grifferty, 239.293.9560

Stately home with soaring ceilings, walls of glass and open floor plan. Expansive golf view and over-sized lanai with wood ceiling, travertine decking. Huge pool. 3+Den/3.5 (H10798) Debbie Frost, 239.250.8701

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NAPLES GRANDE 475 Seagate Drive Naples, FL 34103 239.594.6768

CENTRAL NAPLES 3255 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34103 239.261.6622

SANIBEL 1019 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.2411

AVE MARIA 95072 Annunciation Cir. Ste. 104 Ave Maria, FL 34142 239.449.2819

VANDERBILT OFFICE 9000 Gulf Shore Drive Naples, FL 34108 239-566-8989

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PORT ROYAL

World Class estate brilliantly designed and meticulously constructed throughout its 18,172 SF under air. Spectacular picturesque vistas await. State-of-the-art electronics throughout. 7+ den/8.6 $58,000,000 Also available for rent. Call for availability and seasonally adjusted rates.

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PORT ROYAL

The “Castle by the Sea” sprawls across a luxurious 12,500 SF living area, offering walls of glass with postcard views of the Gulf, an infinity edge pool looking off into the sunset and world class finish. 6+den/7.1 $25,900,000 Price Reduced Over $3M

The exquisite Southern-Colonial estate sits on an iconic Gordon Drive site comprising 2.53 acres, approximately 150 feet of wide sandy beachfront and offers captivating Gulf of Mexico vistas. 3+den/3 plus guest house. $22,500,000 Reduced by $7,000,000

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Extraordinary renovated beachfront estate embodies luxury with understated elegance throughout its 10,345 SF. Gourmet Clive Christian kitchen. Sweeping Gulf Vistas. 7+den/7.2 $19,900,000

Masterpiece estate, one block to beach, with sophisticated artisanship throughout its 11,516 SF of sprawling living space with big beautiful lake vistas. 5+den/6.5 $12,750,000

This magnificent West Indies-style home and guest house incorporates only the finest materials and artisanship on a double estate site with lakefront vistas. 6/7.3 $12,000,000 Call Larry Lappin at 239-571-8247 for details

Masterpiece estate, one block to beach, with sophisticated artisanship throughout its 11,516 SF of sprawling living space with big beautiful lake vistas. 5+den/6.5 $12,500,000

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PORT ROYAL

Iconic, timeless, spectacular. British West-Indies masterpiece thoughtfully designed by architect Jeff Harrell. Built to most exacting standards by BCB Homes. 5+den/6.1 $10,900,000

Exquisite 6,502 SF, 5-Star lakefront home, built by Keystone Builders and designed by Stofft Cooney Architects. Construction just completed. 5+den/5.2 $8,499,000

Exquisite waterfront estate with luxuriously Architecturally significant coastal contemporary elegant understated richness that is great for estate home with a sprawling 8,549 SF of living family & entertaining while offering long water space with world class features and finishes. views down Runaway Bay. 4+den/5 $7,750,000 5+den/5.1 $7,575,000

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Exceptional 21,344 SF lot with wide-water Aqua Cove views with charming home. Walking distance to the beach and Third Street shopping and dining. 3+den/2.1 $4,500,000 Price Reduced By $500,000

Magnificent Bermuda styled Port Royal home sits on a lot and a half of lush tropical environs. Walking distance to the beach and prestigious Port Royal Club. 4+den/5.1 $4,995,000

Over-sized, 100’ x 150’ lot offers long placid views at the T-Intersection at Kite Cove with desired western exposure. 66’ boat dock with power/water & boat lift. 3+den/2.1 $3,500,000

Penthouse unit encompasses entire top floor with 360-degree panoramic Gulf and Bay views. 1st floor cabana, tennis courts, waterside pool and docks available. 3/2 $1,395,000

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WATERFRONT LIVING ADDRESS 700 21st Avenue South, Aqualane Shores, Naples YEAR BUILT 2004 OFFERED AT $5,250,000 SIZE 5,870 square feet living area, 7,503 total SPECIAL FEATURES Enjoy captivating water views from this custom Aqualane Shores home, which includes five bedrooms, five and a half baths, study, library, and bonus room. Entry through the solid mahogany front doors opens onto the foyer and stunning two-story living room boasting

a marble fireplace, 22-foot tray ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Other fine elements include a formal dining room with adjacent wine storage, a wet bar, and powder room. The gourmet kitchen offers a breakfast bar, island, and butler’s pantry, and opens to the family room and additional dining space. Rich details include new smoked Siberian oak flooring throughout the main floor, custom built-ins, and intricate trim work. The spectacular study, with access to a full bath and covered lanai, an additional main floor bedroom (or possible second study or exercise room) complete the first level. The stunning Brazilian cherry baluster stairwell leads to the spacious second-floor master suite with dual walk-in closets, exquisite SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

bath, and private waterfront balcony. A perfect home for entertaining guests, it offers three additional guest suites all with ensuite baths, plus an expansive bonus room with a private balcony. This residence provides the best in waterfront outdoor living, with covered seating and an infinity-edge pool with a sun shelf and spillover spa. A 66-foot dock and second dock with lift offer Gulf access. The gated entry, pavered drive, and split three-car garage complete the picture—this home is a must see! FOR INFORMATION Robyn Pfister Griffin Team John R. Wood Properties Phone: 239-404-8222 Email: rpgnaples@aol.com


Captivating water views, Gulf access, two docks, boat lift, and gorgeous pool plus covered outdoor living space combine with spacious master and guest suites for the best in waterfront living and entertaining.

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#1 #1 SALES SALES AGENT AGENT 2014 2014 #1 LISTING #1 LISTING AGENT AGENT 2015 2015

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#1205 #1205 GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GULF GULF VIEW VIEW HOME HOME IN IN THE THE CLOUDS CLOUDS WITH WITH A A CABANA CABANA & & TWO TWO TERRACES. TERRACES. OVER OVER 3000 3000 SQ SQ FT FT 3/3 3/3 BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL CONDITION. CONDITION. TWO TWO UNDER UNDER BUILDING BUILDING PARKING SPACES. A WONDERFUL CABANA BY PARKING SPACES. A WONDERFUL CABANA BY THE THE POOL POOL IS IS INCLUDED. INCLUDED. WOW! WOW! $2,695,000 $2,695,000

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#1204 #1204 PANORAMIC PANORAMIC GULF GULF AND AND SUNSET SUNSET VIEWS VIEWS FROM FROM SPECTACULAR SPECTACULAR HOME HOME IN IN FIVE FIVE STAR STAR LUXURY LUXURY TOWER. 24 HOUR CONCIERGE. OVER 1800 TOWER. 24 HOUR CONCIERGE. OVER 1800 SQ SQ FT FT 2/2 UNDER BLDG PARKING. $1,225,000 2/2 UNDER BLDG PARKING. $1,225,000

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#1503 #1503 GREAT GREAT GULF GULF VIEWS VIEWS FROM FROM BEST BEST VALUE VALUE IN IN THE THE PRICE RANGE. PRICE RANGE. WIDE WIDE WATER WATER VISTAS AND FOREVER VISTAS AND FOREVER SUNSETS. SUNSETS. SPECIAL SPECIAL UNDER UNDER BLDG BLDG PARKING. PARKING. $769,000 $769,000

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PH PH 5 5 GORGEOUS GORGEOUS CLOUD CLOUD HOME HOME 3/2.5 3/2.5 WITH WITH 10 10 FOOT FOOT CEILINGS. AMAZING! CEILINGS. AMAZING! 11 SINGLE SINGLE CAR GAR. & 1 GAR. SPACE CAR GAR. & 1 GAR. SPACE INCL. INCL. OVER OVER 2100 2100 SQ SQ FT. FT. $1,695,000 $1,695,000

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#1904 #1904 SENSATIONAL SENSATIONAL GULF GULF AND AND SUNSET SUNSET VIEWS VIEWS FROM FROM RARELY RARELY AVAIL 3/2 END UNIT. AVAIL 3/2 END UNIT. REMODELED REMODELED KITCHEN KITCHEN AND AND BATHS. BATHS. PERFECT PERFECT CONDITION. CONDITION. $995,000 $995,000

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#201 #201 NAPLES NAPLES PREMIER PREMIER LUXURY LUXURY “SENIOR “SENIOR LIVING” LIVING” ADDRESS. ADDRESS. OVER OVER 3000 3000 SQ SQ FT FT WITH WITH HUGE HUGE 1500 1500 SQ SQ FT FT ADDITIONAL ADDITIONAL TERRACE. TERRACE. LOVELY LOVELY RESTAURANTS RESTAURANTS ON ON SITE SITE WITH WITH FULL FULL CONCIERGE CONCIERGE SERVICES. SERVICES. 2/ 2/ DEN/3. DEN/3. $1,595,000 $1,595,000

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#102 #102 TOTALLY TOTALLY RENOVATED RENOVATED FIRST FIRST FLOOR FLOOR CONDO CONDO WITH WITH TROPICAL TROPICAL GREEN VIEWS GREEN VIEWS 2/2 2/2 GREAT GREAT VALUE VALUE GRANITE GRANITE IN IN KITCHEN KITCHEN WITH WITH DESIGNER DESIGNER CUSTOM CUSTOM CABINETS. CABINETS. UPGRADED UPGRADED TILE TILE IN IN LIVING LIVING AREAS. AREAS. $439,000 $439,000

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LAS LAS BRISAS BRISAS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS TOTALLY TOTALLY RENOVATED RENOVATED VILLA VILLA 3/2.5 3/2.5 WITH WITH TROPICAL PRIVATE POOL. TROPICAL PRIVATE POOL. RARELY RARELY AVAILABLE. MANY UPGRADES. AVAILABLE. MANY UPGRADES. NEWER NEWER ROOF. ROOF. FABULOUS FABULOUS LOCATION. LOCATION. $1,399,000 $1,399,000

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#1802 #1802 LUXURY LUXURY LIVING. LIVING. FABULOUS FABULOUS SUNSETS SUNSETS OVER OVER THE THE GULF, GULF, THROUGH THROUGH VIEWS VIEWS EAST EAST TO TO WEST FROM GOLF TO GULF. FIVE STAR WEST FROM GOLF TO GULF. FIVE STAR LUXURY LUXURY RESORT. GUEST SUITES, FITNESS CENTER RESORT. GUEST SUITES, FITNESS CENTER ON ON SITE! SITE! $1,145,000 $1,145,000

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#904 #904 GORGEOUS GORGEOUS WIDE WIDE GULF GULF VIEWS VIEWS FROM FROM REMODELED REMODELED HOME. HOME. ALL NEW KITCHEN AND ALL NEW KITCHEN AND BATHS BATHS 2/2 2/2 ++ POWDER POWDER ROOM.OVER ROOM.OVER 1900 1900 SQ SQ FT FT ALL ALL THE THE WORK WORK IS IS DONE! DONE! $899,000 $899,000

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#2004 #2004 WIDE WIDE GULF GULF AND AND SUNSET SUNSET VIEWS VIEWS FROM FROM GORGEOUS GORGEOUS 4/4/ 4/4/ DEN OVER 3650 SQ DEN OVER 3650 SQ FT FT MANY MANY UPGRADES THROUGHOUT. UPGRADES THROUGHOUT. $4,295,000 $4,295,000

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#103 #103 BRIGHT BRIGHT SW SW LAKE LAKE VIEWS VIEWS WITH WITH RENOVATED RENOVATED 3/2. 3/2. NEW NEW KITCHEN AND BATHS KITCHEN AND BATHS & & TILE. TILE. SINGLE SINGLE CAR CAR GARAGE. GARAGE. EASY EASY BEACH ACCESS. ALL THE BEACH ACCESS. ALL THE WORK WORK IS IS DONE. DONE. $609,000 $609,000

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#544 #544 VILLA VILLA HOME HOME IN IN THE THE HEART HEART OF OF PELICAN PELICAN BAY! BAY! WONDERFUL WONDERFUL SW SW EXPOSURE EXPOSURE POOL POOL HOME HOME WITH 2 CAR GARAGE. CLOSE TO WATERSIDE WITH 2 CAR GARAGE. CLOSE TO WATERSIDE SHOPS AND EASY BEACH ACCESS. $975,000 SHOPS AND EASY BEACH ACCESS. $975,000

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#903 #903 GORGEOUS GORGEOUS HOME HOME WITH WITH AMAZING AMAZING GULF GULF AND AND SUNSET SUNSET VIEWS. UNIQUE CONTEMPORARY VIEWS. UNIQUE CONTEMPORARY UGRADES. UGRADES. 4/4/DEN 4/4/DEN 55 STAR STAR LUXURY LUXURY HIGH HIGH RISE. RISE. $3,800,000 $3,800,000

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#1701 #1701 SOARING SOARING GULF GULF VIEWS VIEWS FROM FROM DESIRED DESIRED SW SW CORNER CORNER CLOUD HOME W/THROUGH CLOUD HOME W/THROUGH VIEW VIEW FROM FROM WEST WEST TO TO EAST. EAST. LARGE LARGE 3/DEN/3, OVER 3300 SQ FT 3/DEN/3, OVER 3300 SQ FT OF OF LUXURY. LUXURY. $3,095,000 $3,095,000

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#301 #301 WARM WARM EASTERN EASTERN MORNING MORNING GOLF GOLF COURSE COURSE VIEWS. VIEWS. OVER OVER 1800 1800 SQ SQ FT. FT. LUXURIOUS LUXURIOUS NEW NEW CUSTOM KITCHEN. WOOD FLOORS. STORM CUSTOM KITCHEN. WOOD FLOORS. STORM SHUTTERS. UNDER BLD GARAGE. 3/3 RARE! SHUTTERS. UNDER BLD GARAGE. 3/3 RARE! $799,000 $799,000

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#1702 #1702 INCREDIBLE INCREDIBLE AQUATIC AQUATIC VISTAS VISTAS ACROSS ACROSS THE THE GULF GULF WITH WITH SUNSETS SUNSETS TO TO AMAZE AMAZE YOU YOU ALL ALL YEAR YEAR LONG. LONG. THE THE PERFECT PERFECT WINTER WINTER GET GET AWAY AWAY IN IN A A 55 STAR STAR LUXURY LUXURY TOWER. TOWER. RARELY RARELY AVAIL. AVAIL. $1,059,000 $1,059,000

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PH-E RARE 8420 PH-E RARE PENTHHOUSE PENTHHOUSE 8420 ABBINGTON ABBINGTON CIR CIR B-16 B-16 BRIGHT BRIGHT WITH GOLF WITH STUNNING STUNNING SW SW GULF GULF AND AND GOLF COURSE COURSE VIEWS VIEWS FROM FROM END END SUNSET VIEWS. 3/3 OVER 3600 CORNER UNIT, OVER 2800 SUNSET VIEWS. 3/3 OVER 3600 CORNER UNIT, OVER 2800 SQ SQ FT FT SQ FT. 10 FT CEILINGS, 2 UNDER 3/3.5/FAMILY ROOM. HUGE 2 + SQ FT. 10 FT CEILINGS, 2 UNDER 3/3.5/FAMILY ROOM. HUGE 2 + CAR CAR BUILDING GARAGE BUILDING PARKING PARKING SPACES. SPACES. MINT MINT GARAGE RARELY RARELY AVAIL. AVAIL. SUNNY SUNNY CONDITION. CONDITION. LIVES LIVES LIKE LIKE A A HOUSE HOUSE COMMUNITY COMMUNITY POOL POOL AND AND CLUBHOUSE. CLUBHOUSE. IN GATED IN THE THE SKY! SKY! $1,395,000 $1,395,000 GATED AND AND SECURE. SECURE. $1,025,000 $1,025,000

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#1205 #1205 WIDE WIDE BRIGHT BRIGHT GULF GULF AND AND SUNSET SUNSET VIEWS VIEWS FROM FROM OVER OVER 2000 2000 SQ SQ FT. FT. 3/2 3/2 AND AND INCLUDES INCLUDES A A POOL POOL CABANA. CABANA. THROUGH THROUGH VIEWS VIEWS EAST EAST AND AND WEST. WEST. WONDERFUL WONDERFUL FLOOR FLOOR PLAN. PLAN. FIVE FIVE STAR STAR LUXURY LUXURY TOWER. TOWER. $1,495,000 $1,495,000

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#552 #552 TIERRA TIERRA MAR MAR LANE LANE TOTALLY TOTALLY REMODELED. REMODELED. 5/3.5 5/3.5 & & FAMILY FAMILY ROOM. FIREPLACE, 2 CAR ROOM. FIREPLACE, 2 CAR GAR, GAR, POOL POOL AND AND SPA. SPA. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS AND AND ONE ONE OF OF A A KIND. KIND. $975,000 $975,000

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#1701 #1701 LIVE LIVE HIGH HIGH IN IN THE THE SKY! SKY! IT IT IS IS NOT NOT OFTEN OFTEN A A HIGH HIGH FLOOR FLOOR END UNIT IS AVAILABLE END UNIT IS AVAILABLE AT AT ST. ST. RAPHAEL. RAPHAEL. PICTURESQUE PICTURESQUE DIRECT DIRECT GULF GULF VIEWS VIEWS WEST WEST AND AND PELICAN PELICAN BAY/CITY VIEWS EAST. 10 BAY/CITY VIEWS EAST. 10 FT FT CEILINGS! CEILINGS! WOW! WOW! $1,795,000 $1,795,000

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#1004 #1004 RARELY RARELY AVAIL. AVAIL. CORNER CORNER END END UNIT UNIT 3/2/DEN. 3/2/DEN. WIDE WIDE GULF, GULF, BAY BAY & SUNSET VIEWS. RENOVATED & SUNSET VIEWS. RENOVATED KITCHEN KITCHEN & & BATHS. BATHS. FANTASTIC FANTASTIC BLDG BLDG WITH WITH EASY EASY TRAM TRAM & & BEACH BEACH ACCESS. CAPTURE ACCESS. CAPTURE THIS THIS ONE ONE !! $959,000 $959,000

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Selling

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A nutcracker doll, dancing snowflakes, mischievous mice, and a Christmas tree that grows like Jack’s beanstalk. The Miami City Ballet brings to life George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker December 3 and 4 on stage at Artis—Naples. After winning an epic battle against the dastardly Rat King, Marie and her nutcracker prince set off on an adventure to the Land of Sweets, where they’re treated to majestic balletic sequences set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score. No holiday season would be complete without reveling in this lavish spectacle. (artisnaples.org)

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The Lion In Winter, William Entrekin

Purple Poppy, Inna Chupina

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December /2016 ART & MUSEUMS

Ave Maria University—The Humanity of Service: Portraits by renowned photographer Michael Collopy, through Dec. 16; avemaria.edu.

The Baker Museum, Artis—Naples—Origami in the EAST WEST FINE ART SHOWS WORKS BY INNA CHUPINA, DECEMBER 8-22. (EASTWESTFINE ART.COM)

Garden, large-scale sculptures by Kevin Box, in partnership with Naples Botanical Garden, through April 23; The Olga Sakura, Inna Chupina

Hirshhorn Collection, through July 23; Dawn’s Forest, the Sculpture of Louise Nevelson, through July 23; In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870-1940, through March 12; A Tragic Love Affair: Oskar Kokoschka and Alma Mahler, through April 16; Jacque Fresco: 100 Years of Vision, through April 16; Robert Indiana: Now and Then, through May 3; Art After Hours, free admission, live music, Dec. 28; artisnaples.org.

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs—Crocodilian Scratchboards by John Agnew exhibit, through Dec. 31; Centers for the Arts members and faculty exhibit, through Dec. 22; Family Fun Day, Dec. 3 and 17; artcenterbonita.org.

Collier County Museum, Naples—Program: Challenges of Preservation in Naples, Florida, with Elaine Reed, president, Naples Historical Society, Dec. 7; colliermuseums.com.

East West Fine Art at Mercato, Naples—There Is No Winter in Naples!, exhibit of works by French artist Jaline Pol, Italian artist Nicoletta Belletti, and Russian artist Inna Chupina, Dec. 8-22; eastwestfineart.com.

Emily James Art Gallery & Studio, Naples—So Thankful for Grandchildren, display of new portraits, through Dec. 31; emilyjamesart.com.

Galleries of Crayton Cove—Art After Dark, gallery walk, music, Dec. 10, Crayton Cove, Naples; 239403-8393. 146 NAPLES ILLUSTRATED


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Don’t miss the quintessential Naples holiday experience—the annual Christmas at Palm Cottage. “This year’s tour reflects a more sincere presentation of what the holidays back in the day would look like,” says Naples Historical Society Executive Director Elaine Reed. The historic halls will be decked with charming, finely detailed decorations. Reed recommends booking tours online (napleshistoricalsociety.org) for $13 a person, as space is limited. —Kat Smith

Guardians of the Everglades Studio, Naples— Salon at Seven, in conjunction with the Naples Art District Arts Alive, Art for Good, Dec. 7; guardians oftheeverglades.com.

J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island—Water/Ways traveling exhibit in partnership with the Museum on Main Street program supported by The Smithsonian and Florida Humanities Council, hosted by “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, through Dec. 9; dingdarlingsociety.org.

Marco Island Center for the Arts—National Association of Women Artists (Florida) Exhibition, ends Dec. 1; Clay Guild, exhibit, through Dec. 28; Mini Masters exhibit in La Petite Galerie, through Dec. 28; Second Tuesday Art Reception, Dec. 13; Festival of the Trees and silent auction, Dec. 1; marcoislandart.org.

Michael Monroe Art, Naples—New Flavors, exhibit featuring work by Michael Monroe Etheridge, Dec. 1-Jan. 4; 239-572-3277. Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center—Gallery 104: It’s Nature’s Way, through Dec. 10; Art in the Park, Dec. 3; Dinner With Artists: artist Conrad Williams and chef Bob Schultz, Dec. 13; naplesart.org.

Naples Art District—First Wednesday Art Alive openings, Dec. 7, Third Saturday Art Alive, Dec. 17, galleries and studios north of Pine Ridge Road and west of Airport Pulling Road; 239-580-7999.

Marco Island Foundation for the Arts—Left

Naples Artcrafters—Outdoor fine art and crafts

Bank ArtFest, Dec. 4, The Esplanade, Marco Island; marcoarts.org.

by local artists, Dec. 10, Cambier Park; naplesart​ crafters.com.

Marco Island Historical Museum—Windows

Marianne Friedland Gallery, Naples—Ameri-

Naples Botanical Garden—Origami in the Garden, monumental sculptures by Kevin Box, presented in partnership with The Baker Museum at Artis— Naples, Dec. 3-April 23; Night Lights in the Garden, holiday light show, entertainment, treats, Dec. 15-23, 26-30, Jan. 2-4; naplesgarden.org.

can Masters, works by Wolf Kahn, Al Held, Milton Avery, Hans Hofmann, Jules Olitski, and Esteban Vicente, Dec. 3-31; 239-262-3484.

Naples Depot Museum—Natalie Guess: Reflections in Batik, through Dec. 30; colliermuseums.com.

Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples—Adolf Dehn Solo Exhibition: New York, New York, through Dec. 29; special exhibition of works by William Entrekin and Andrew Wyeth, Dec. 5-30; harmonmeek.com.

Harmon-Meek | Modern, Naples—Adolf Dehn paintings, drawings, and lithographs highlighting humorous views of people and situations, through Dec. 3; Small Works of Art, all pieces smaller than 20 inches, Dec. 6-Jan. 7; harmonmeek.com.

and Doors to History, artworks by seven renowned area artists reflecting scenes from Marco Island’s past, through Feb. 18; 239-642-1440.

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Agenda Naples Historical Society at Historic Palm Cottage—Tours of the historic house-turned-mu-

nation Imagination, a pictorial journey through images and icons, exhibit through Jan. 13; upartand design.com

seum available year round; visit the society’s website to book tours; napleshistoricalsociety.org.

CHILDREN & TEENS

Naples Zoo—World Cheetah Day, Dec. 3; Winter

Artis—Naples—Make and Take Workshop, Dec.

Fest, Dec. 16-18; Breakfast With Santa, Dec. 16-17; napleszoo.org.

21; artisnaples.org.

Germain Arena, Estero—Florida Everblades Norris Center, Naples—Small Works Show,

Figure Skating Club, Holiday Playlist: An Ice Show for the Season, featuring Southwest Florida skaters of all ages, Dec. 11; fefsc.org/holiday.

Southwest Florida Pastel Society, Dec. 2-29; pastel​ society.org.

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Naples—Annual Painting Exhibition, through Jan. 26; rookerybay.org.

Rosen Gallery & Studios, Naples—A Taste of Raku, Thursdays; Clay: Handbuilding & Raku Techniques, five-week class, Mondays or Thursdays, reservation required; 239-821-1061.

Up Art and Design Gallery, Naples—Emoji-

Tea Time

Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples—

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Garden, Saturdays and Sundays; naplesgarden.org.

Breakfast With Santa, Dec. 3-4, 10-11; cmon.org.

Naples Botanical Garden—W.O.N.D.E.R. in the

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Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs—Films for Film Lovers, The Return, Dec. 5; other films TBA, Dec. 19 and 26; artcenterbonita.org.

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Mercato, Naples—Movies on the Lawn, Dec. 20;

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Thursday on Third, shopping, dining, live music, Dec. 15; Farmers Market, Saturday mornings, parking lot behind Tommy Bahama; 239-434-6533.

FOOD, WINE & FASHION

Chops City Grill, Naples—Season kick-off party with the theme End of Prohibition, featuring the launch of the new craft cocktail menu, Dec. 3; 239262-4677. Fifth Avenue South, Naples—Holiday Evening on Fifth and Sidewalk Sale, Dec. 8; fifthavenue south.com.

Marco Island Center for the Arts—Beaux Art Holiday Tea with Jackie Pierce, Dec. 15; marcoisland art.org.

Marissa Collections, Naples—Trunk shows: Irene Neuwirth Fine Jewelry, Dec. 1-3; Mattia Cielo Fine Jewelry, Dec. 8-10; Dana Rebecca Fine Jewelry, Dec. 13-14; Shamballa Fine Jewelry, Dec. 16-17; Inbar Fine Jewelry and personal appearance, Dec. 19-20; marissacollections.com.

The Village on Venetian Bay, Naples—Holiday on the Bay, snow show, car-

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MUSIC

Cambier Park, Naples—Naples Concert Band, Dec. 4, naplesconcertband.org; Gulf Coast Big Band, Dec. 11, 239-877-6090; Naples Big Band, Dec. 12, 239-597-3240; Naples Jazz Society, Dec. 18, 239263-1113.

Artis—Naples—Handel’s Messiah, Dec. 1; Havana Cuba All-Stars, Dec. 5; Youth Jazz Orchestra, Dec. 7; Joshua Bell Plays Tchaikovsky, Dec. 8-10; All That Jazz, featuring vocalist Kenny Washington, Dec. 14; Holiday Pops, Dec. 15-18; Itzhak Perlman with the Naples Philharmonic, Dec. 20; A Viennese New Year with the Naples Philharmonic, Dec. 31; artis naples.org.

CAPA Cultural & Performing Arts Center, Naples—Holiday Brass: Naples Philharmonic Brass Quintet, Dec. 5, Wang Opera Center, Naples; capacenter.org.

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs—Meet the Composers, Claude Debussy, Who Dared to be

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Agenda Different, with Dr. Anne McClean, Dec. 4; Mostly Mozart Classical Quartet Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, Dec. 15; Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band, Dec. 30; artcenterbonita.org.

Classic Chamber Concerts—The Peliska Brothers with the Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra, Dec. 19, Sugden Community Theatre, Naples; classicchamberconcerts.org.

Quigley, Dec. 13, Bower Chapel, Moorings Park, Naples; seraphicfire.org.

Ave Maria—Annual Celebration of Lights family Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center, Bonita Springs—Judy Collins, Dec. 11;

event, Dec. 2, Ave Maria Town Center; avemaria.com.

WGCU Presents the “We’re All Family” Holiday Concert with Ethan Bortnick, Dec. 18; swflpac.com.

Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center, Ochopee—Swamp Heritage Festival, family-

Voices of Naples—Home for the Holidays con-

friendly demonstrations, speakers, entertainment, and more, Dec. 3; 239-695-4758.

Fifth Avenue South, Naples—Annual Tuba

cert, Dec. 6, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Naples; 239-455-2582.

Christmas concert, Dec. 15, Sugden Plaza; fifthav enuesouth.com.

SPEAKERS & SEMINARS

Mercato, Naples—Free music series, Victor Wainwright & The Wild Roots, Dec. 1; mercato shops.com.

Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee—Here Come the Mummies, funk band, Dec. 10; 239-658-1313.

Seraphic Fire—A Seraphic Fire Christmas: On Winter’s Night, concert featuring Patrick Dupré

Dec. 11, Artis—Naples; artisnaples.org.

“Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center, Sanibel Island—Guest speaker series in conjunction with the visiting Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit, Water: Have We Missed the Boat? interactive panel discussion, Dec. 2; dingdarlingsociety.org.

Fifth Avenue South, Naples—42nd Annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting, Dec. 1; Christmas Parade, Dec. 6; 239-692-8436. Naples Pier and Downtown—New Year’s Eve Fireworks display, with viewing along the beach, Dec. 31; 239-692-8436. Boys & Girls Club of Collier County—2016

SPECIAL EVENTS

Artis—Naples—The Friends of Artis—Naples’ Na-

Paragon Awards, Dec. 1, Naples Botanical Garden; bgccc.com.

ples Philharmonic Gala, a festive winter wonderland on stage, black-tie optional/festive gala attire,

CAPA Cultural & Performing Arts Center—

11th Annual Wishmaker’s Ball presented by

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Saturday, January 14, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples 6:00 p.m. Ball Chairs: Rick and Brenda Brown Honorary Chairs: Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Amy Hale To purchase tickets, visit www.wishmakersball.net Individual tickets $350 Sponsorships available

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Decade of CAPAbilities–A Celebration of the Arts fundraising event, Dec. 13, Naples Sailing & Yacht Club; capacenter.org.

Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District Inc.—42nd Annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, Fifth Avenue South, Naples; fifthavenuesouth.com.

The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida—Annual Luncheon, Dec. 15, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; holocaustmuse umswfl.org.

Historic Palm Cottage, Dec. 5, Naples; napleshisto ricalsociety.org.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital—InauImmokalee Child Care Center—The Second Annual Diamond Ball, Dec. 8, Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples; immokaleechildcarecenter.org.

gural Naples Holiday Soiree to benefit the hospital, Dec. 1, Club at Olde Cypress, Naples; stjude naples.org.

NAMI of Collier County—Hope Shines Lun-

Women’s Foundation of Collier County—

cheon, Dec. 1, LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, Naples; namicollier.org.

Power of the Purse, Dec. 2, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; wfcollier.org.

Naples Historical Society—Christmas Gala at

Zonta Club of Naples—Holiday Sparkle Dinner,

Red Cross Drive, Frank Nuderscher

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Agenda Dec. 8, T-Michaels Steak & Lobster, Village on Venetian Bay, Naples; zonta-naples.org.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

Franklin Templeton Shootout—28th annual golf tournament hosted by Greg Norman, raises awareness and funds for the CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, Dec. 5-10, Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples; franklintempletonshootout.com.

Franklin Templeton Shootout 5K—Race includes Tshirt and daily grounds ticket to the Shootout, proceeds benefit CureSearch, Dec. 10, Tiburón Golf Club, Naples; 239-404-7007. JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation— JDRF One Walk, Dec. 3, North Collier Regional Park, Naples; walk.jdrf.org. Rookery Bay Estuarine Research Center, Naples—Adventure Race, 3K kayak and 4K trail run, benefits ™

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Friends of Rookery Bay, Dec. 10; Birds of the Beach class, Dec. 17; rookerybay.org.

THEATER/DANCE

Artis—Naples—Miami City Ballet presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Dec. 3-4; Garrison Keillor, Dec. 14; 42nd Street, Dec. 26-29; artisnaples.org.

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs—Improv Café and Improv Tonight, Dec. 3; An Evening With Groucho, starring Frank Ferrante, Dec. 9; Frankly Funny Fridays With Frank Blocker, Dec. 16; This Wonderful Life, one-man Water Carrier, Milton Avery, at Marianne Friedland gallery

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ANGEL OF MUSIC

Make a Scene Local artist John

Bartoldus’ 2017 Naples Calendar and Restaurant Guide marks its twentieth anniversary

edition with lovely photos and artwork showing our fair city, along with a listing of dining venues, notices of art shows and events, Naples trivia, and amusing quotations. Sales of the $15 calendar benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. Purchase copies at any Naples library branch, Barnes & Noble, Arabesque Fine Stationery, BR Uno, The von Liebig Art Center, and Wilford & Lee Home Accents. —K.S.

play with Jeremy Kendall, Dec. 17; artcenterbonita.org.

Gulfshore Opera—Laud to the Nativity and Ceremony of Carols, A RenaissanceStyle Christmas Pageant, Dec. 3, United Church of Christ, Naples; gulfshoreopera.org.

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples—My Fair Lady, through Dec. 11, Norris Center, Naples; gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

The Marco Players—Christmas Cactus, Dec. 1-18; The Marco Players theater, Marco Island; themarcoplayers.com.

The Naples Players—Coney Island Christmas, through Dec. 18; naplesplayers.org. Off the Hook Comedy Club, Naples—Comics Pablo Francisco, Dec. 1-4; Jimmy Keys Dinner Show, Dec. 5; Pauly Shore, Dec. 8-11; Bob Zaney, Dec. 15-18; Steve Sweeney, Dec. 21-23; Owen Benjamin, Dec. 29-30, Jan. 1; New Year’s Eve Celebration with Comedian Owen Benjamin, Dec. 31; offthehookcomedy.com. Opera Naples—Liederabend, evening of German Romatic Art Song by Schubert, Schumann, and others, Dec. 4; international star tenor John Osborn in concert, Dec. 18, Wang Opera Center, Naples; opernaples.org.

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TheatreZone—Home for the Holidays, music and dance, Dec. 9-11, The G&L Theater, Community School of Naples; theatrezone-florida.com.

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BUYING INFORMATION COVER Long-sleeve sequined gown ($12,990), Naeem Khan, Marissa Collections, Naples, naeemkhan.com; Bombé earrings, 23.10 carats of emeralds, 11.62 carats of diamonds, emerald and diamond Halo ring, Graff, graffdiamonds.com PAGES 82-83 Dusty rose silk taffeta gown with draped bodice ($7,490), gunmetal pavé textured chain link choker ($990), dusty rose silk taffeta bow ($265), Oscar de la Renta, Marissa Collections, Naples; lace watch with 42.61 carats of diamonds (price upon request), Graff, graffdiamonds.com PAGE 84 Silk tulle dress ($31,700), pearl flat slides, ($925), Chanel, chanel.com; lace watch with 42.61 carats of diamonds (price upon request), Rosette earrings with 12.85 carats of diamonds (price upon request), Graff, graffdiamonds.com PAGE 85 Red wool three-button jacket, Destroy print black jersey hood ($2,600), black stretch cotton poplin shirt with “CD” embroidery ($1,000), red wool straight pants in Destroy print ($560), Dior Homme (800-929-DIOR), diorhomme.com; Loubiforever flat in black patent and gold ($995), Christian Louboutin, christianlouboutin.com; GraffStar Grand Date 45mm watch in rose gold with black dial and 11.84 carats of diamonds (price upon request), Graff, graffdiamonds.com PAGE 86 HIM: Black three-piece wool suit with bee applique on lapel ($3,775), white dress shirt ($595), black silk tie ($285), Dolce & Gabbana, dolcegabbana​ .com; Foxley black patent leather tassel slippers ($695), Jimmy Choo, jimmy choo.com HER: Embellished chiffon gown ($31,200), Valentino, Marissa Collections, Naples; Rosette earrings with 12.85 carats of diamonds (price upon request), Graff, graffdiamonds.com PAGE 87 Photographic floral jacquard tea-length gown with draped bodice ($5,490), silk heels (price upon request), Oscar de la Renta, Marissa Collections, Naples; Princess Butterfly watch with 13.69 carats of diamonds (price upon request), Bombé ring with 1.72 carats of diamonds, 20.70 carats of sapphires (price upon request), Graff, graffdiamonds.com PAGE 88 Zuhair Murad Haute Couture embellished dress (price upon request), Zuhair Murad, zuhairmurad.com; diamond and ruby Rhythm earrings (price upon request), oval ring with 14.90 carats of diamonds (price upon request), Graff, graffdiamonds.com PAGE 89 Black sheer dress with ruffle skirt and corset top ($8,545), Dolce & Gabbana, Marissa Collections, Naples, dolcegabbana.com; black sparkly acrylic Dolce box bag with crystals ($3,995), Dolce & Gabbana, dolcegabbana.com; mirror leather, mesh mix sandal in poppy, black ($795), Jimmy Choo, jimmychoo.com PAGE 90 HIM: Black, green floral jacquard sport coat ($4,995), white poplin formal shirt ($695), black Barathea tuxedo pants ($995), Ralph Lauren, Naples; black silk tie ($285), Dolce & Gabbana, dolcegabbana.com HER: Poppy ball gown in silk gazer with off-shoulder sculptural draped bodice ($2,045), Marchesa, Nordstrom, Naples; Violet coronet ($1,425), Jennifer Behr, jenniferbehr.com; Rhythm necklace with 14.85 carats of diamonds, 16.54 carats of rubies (price upon request), Graff, graffdiamonds.com PAGE 91 HIM: Black patterned blazer ($2,245), black patterned trousers ($775), white dress shirt ($595), black silk tie ($285), Dolce & Gabbana, dolcegabbana​ .com; velvet loafer with crystals and stars in black ($1,075), Jimmy Choo, jimmychoo.com HER: Heavy silk georgette dress ($12,000), Dior, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples; multi-shape-diamond chandelier earrings with 25.27 carats of diamonds, Graff, graffdiamonds.com NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM | DECEMBER 2016

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KAREN GOMEZ, MARCY ROSE, SHERRI ROZZI

ELIZABETH GONZALES, LAURIE WALTER, DIANA HALL

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MILENA DEPAULA, JACOB DAMOUNI

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KEVIN BARRY, BRIAN HAWLEY, JOE ZINNO, EDDIE THOMAS

DANA WALSH, JENNIFER POITRAS, KASEY PANELLA

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TERESE O’SHEA, BRIAN BENSON, JEFF GLASE, JESSIE LEFKOW

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Selma Nettles

MICHAEL CARONCHI

has long been an ardent supporter of the arts, and does so with quiet grace. A resident of Naples since 2004, she also has a vacation home in New Hampshire. The philanthropic Neapolitan becomes inspired in part by changing her environment through travel and taking classes on divergent topics. Her shelves are filled with books on cognitive change and conflict resolution, yet she notes that she also spends “a fair amount of time in horse barns with my grandchildren.” Here, Nettles shares her favorite places, things, and experiences in Naples.

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1. Treasured travel spot: New York City, anytime— and I like the Surrey Hotel. 2. Favorite artist: This is like picking a favorite child. My most recent painting is from Harmon Meek | Modern by Gabriella Dellosso Gonzalez called Varo’s Moon. She combines Old World skill with surreal subject matter. 3. Favorite reads: All of George Friedman’s books for his different perspective on global events. Most recently I read Never Split the Difference by former hostage negotiator Chris Voss. 4. Where to take out-of-town guests: They come to relax and love the beach. Naples Paddleboard is a good way to quickly outfit them for paddleboarding or kiteboarding. 5. Entertaining essentials: Making people feel special the minute Favorite local spa: Azul Cosmetic they walk in the door, Diptyque Baies scented Surgery and Medical Spa, Dr. Flaherty. candles, and dessert from Tony’s Off Third. It is both relaxing and therapeutic. 6. Esteemed jewelry designers: Inbar from Marissa Collections, pearls from Pierre & Harry, and Jennifer Kalled’s stunning opals. 7. Favorite fashion designer (of the moment): Dior, elegant and easy to wear. 8. Favorite restaurant: Sea Salt 9. Can’t-miss workout: HIT Fitness with my trainer Giselle Feraco. 10. Nonprofits she supports: The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, the StayInMay Festival, and anywhere Maestro William Noll performs.

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Go-to scent: Tom Ford’s Soleil Blanc

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Varo’s Moon, Gabriella Dellosso Gonzalez

8 Ora king salmon with beluga lentils, baby turnips, and mustard sauce

JENNIFER KALLED

Personal passions: Collecting art, attending art fairs and exhibits, and Argentine tango.


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