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Naples Illustrated September 2019

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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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Palm Beach Media Group North LLC
5,16 $(TVA Incluse)
19,35 $(TVA Incluse)
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2 min.
above and beyond

The engines were so quiet and the lift so smooth that I didn’t realize we’d taken off. “It’s like feathers instead of turbines,” I said to Daniel Bachmann, communications manager for Embraer Executive Jets, who was sitting across from me on a Legacy 500. It was my first time flying on a private jet this large—the plane has a 6-foot-high cabin and seats up to 12 passengers—and I knew, from that day forward, that I’d view commercial aircraft with weary resignation. While onboard, Bachmann and I began discussing how, if I had about $20 million lying around, I’d customize a Legacy 500 of my own. I mentioned graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (so I like Carolina blue) and other personal details, and he pointed out areas…

2 min.
in focus

NAPLES ART ASSOCIATION WHAT: For the Love of Art Sixty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration SUPPORTS: The continuous creation of a visual arts center that inspires and empowers artists and the public. WHERE: Naples Art Association. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. NAMI COLLIER COUNTY WHAT: Sips and Saddles, An Afternoon of Dressage on the Green SUPPORTS: Education, housing, employment, and advocacy programs of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which serves more than 16,000 Collier County residents. WHERE: A private venue in Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated and raised more than $90,000. HEALTHCARE NETWORK OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WHAT: Luncheon with Dr. Andrew Weil SUPPORTS: Programs that provide primary medical services to patients regardless of their income or insurance status. WHERE: A private beach club in Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. ROOKERY…

3 min.
social sports

From flinging axes in bars to solving puzzles in escape rooms, adventure-seeking adults are looking for creative ways to spend time together. Indoor trampoline parks and other unconventional businesses are trending across the country and in Southwest Florida, in part because they prioritize carefree fun and foster a sense of community. At Bounce! Trampoline Sports in Naples (bouncenaples.com) and Defy Fort Myers (defyfortmyers.com), adults and kids alike can find joy in the simple pleasure of jumping as high as gravity will allow. These attractions house dozens of large trampolines, some of which are angled on the walls for better leverage. They also often include foam pits, obstacle courses, extreme activities such as dodge - ball, and acrobatic features like aerial silks. Turn the page to discover more unique activities that…

1 min.
heavy metal

“All of the artists I represent and myself—we’re all makers,” says Kosmas Ballis, who owns KAJ Gallery in Naples with friend Jason Taylor, a plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. “My background is making ceramics, but I’m just really passionate about furthering contemporary art.” Determined for the small gallery to make a big statement, Ballis is bringing in massive metal sculptures by Rob Lorenson that will be on display through December. While the Boston artist has a 17-foot-tall stainless steel work at 3530 Kraft Road in Naples and a 16-foot-tall aluminum work at 13350 Metro Parkway in Fort Myers—both permanent pieces designed to juxtapose the office buildings—the sculptures at KAJ Gallery will be less unwieldy. “We’ll be rotating the pieces outside, so there’ll be new works throughout the exhibit,” Ballis says, adding that…

1 min.
love & loss

Colorful and inviting, the newly opened Aunt Janet’s House for Avow Kids bereavement and loss programs provides space for meetings, activities, and therapy. Financial support for renovation of the existing house on the Avow campus in Naples was provided by area philanthropist Janet Cohen, who also supports Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and the Fran Cohen Youth Center, named in memory of her daughter who died of breast cancer in 2010. Additionally, Avow recently received a $75,000 grant from the Naples Children & Education Foundation, founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. Avow Kids has offered free bereavement services for Collier County children ages 5-17 for 36 years. “I value the grief process and believe in a supportive environment for children who have experienced loss,” says Cohen, the center’s namesake. “It’s…

2 min.
sugar & spice