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Naples Illustrated February 2019

An expertly curated, luxuriously produced compendium of all things Naples, Naples Illustrated brings to life personalities and takes you inside the exclusive homes, parties and interests of the world’s most affluent and influential people.

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the power of love

February is, for many, a time of red roses and romance. But for my father, it was a time for Fannie May candy, which in the 1970s had a shop at the Pentagon, where he was assigned as an Army officer. Valentine’s Day meant a heartshaped box of chocolates, as a rule, but Dad’s desire to please my mother didn’t stop there. In fact, she received Fannie May candy (or a Snickers bar, her favorite) pretty much every Friday regardless of the month. She was his high school sweetheart. It was my parents’ teenage love story that inspired me to ask Jerri and David Hoffmann if they’d be willing to share theirs. I met David, the largest commercial real estate owner in Naples, at a party celebrating the Naples Zoo at…

1 min.
in focus

THE EVERGLADES FOUNDATION WHAT: Sixth Annual ForEverglades Naples SUPPORTS: Restoring and preserving the greater Everglades ecosystem WHERE: The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. HUMANE SOCIETY NAPLES WHAT: Twentieth Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon: Give All My Paws to Broadway, presented by The Striped Cabana SUPPORTS: Humane Society programs to rescue and save animals WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. The Humane Society Naples event featured fashion and pet accessories…

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glass act

A pair of martini glasses signed by President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, are among 15 art-adorned stems that will go on the block February 8 at the Celebrity Martini Glass Auction, which benefits Collier County veterans’ charities. “We decided to sell the glasses as a pair because the Bushes belong together,” says event founder Brenda Melton. “There are a lot of people in Naples who knew the Bushes, and we were incredibly fortunate that we had a set of glasses that they had signed.” Melton pairs celebrity-signed glasses with artists who add their creative touch, and she reached out to worldrenowned pop artist Romero Britto about the Bush set. “Romero has done a lot of paintings for presidents, and this was the perfect fit. I have a…

2 min.
throttling back the crowds

Sometimes too much of a good thing is, well, too much. For the first time in its 14-year history, Cars on Fifth is seeking to steer downtown Naples’ largest one-day event in a new direction by charging admission. “The show has been such an incredible success that it has created challenges,” says Tom O’Riordan, president of the Naples chapter of the Ferrari Club of America, which puts on the show as a fundraiser for St. Matthew’s House. “Last year the crowd was around 50,000, and that’s a lot of people. The complaints we get are that people park everywhere, or that there’s nowhere to park at all. But the larger issue is that it’s so crowded, people can’t enjoy seeing the cars, which is the whole reason they came.” The internationally acclaimed…

1 min.
magic in the moonlight

1. Sunset Paddle: Embark on a two-hour Sunset Adventure paddleboard tour on the Gulf of Mexico with Gnarly Harley Paddle. Arrive an hour before sunset and be ready to paddle from the mangroves out to Big Hickory, a private island that boasts some of the most exquisite sunset views on Florida’s west coast. Hook up your board and float in the warm repose of yet another evening in paradise. The tour costs $55 and reservations are required. ( 2. Birding and Bioluminescence: Birding enthusiasts will go gaga for Naples Kayak Company’s guided kayak sunset bird-watching and bioluminescence tour, which departs daily at around 4 p.m. Participants will see hundreds of birds flying in from all over Rookery Bay to return to one specific island to spend the night. Throughout it all,…

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MASTER THE PASTABILITIES Save on the airfare abroad and learn to make pasta in your own kitchen. This ravioli and tortellini starter kit ($60) by Italian-based Eppicotispai includes essential pasta-making tools as well as easy-to-follow instructions. Sur La Table, Naples ( TRAVEL COMPANION Adopt a “have wine will travel” approach to your daily outdoor routine with Goverre ($25). The grown-up sippy cup, which comes in a wide variety of colors, is a thick, stemless wine glass with a silicone sleeve and drink-through lid, making it durable and easily drinkable for people whose lives take them beyond their front door. BRuno, Naples ( POUR YOUR HEART OUT Beer just got better (and more attractive) with the uKeg 128 ($229) from Growlerwerks. The double-wall, vacuum-insulated, stainless steel growler, equipped with its own tap handle, is the same…