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Naples Illustrated

Naples Illustrated December 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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United States
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English
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Palm Beach Media Group North LLC
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shawn david, director of provident fine art

Shawn is a 4th generation art dealer that brings decades of experience to our Worth Avenue gallery. He takes pride in helping clients whether they are building their collection or divesting of pieces they no longer desire. The gallery always has exquisite works for those with diverse and discerning tastes. Pieces include 19th & 20th century French and American Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Modernism and Contemporary works, always vetted for quality and condition. Shawn embodies Provident Fine Arts’ passion for exemplary customer service and placing beautiful art into our customers lives. Call or visit the gallery and allow Shawn to help you with all your fine art needs.…

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the joy of tradition

My family wasn’t huge into the holidays, perhaps because we moved almost every year until I was in high school or because my mother considered gratuitous decoration unseemly. In my Army-brat mind, in fact, Santa didn’t slide down the chimney. He rappelled off the roof with a rucksack full of practical, task-oriented gifts such as Ticonderoga pencils. But we did, however, have one tradition that defined us—an orange in the toe of our stocking. Saint Nick wouldn’t deliver this citrus surprise (which was anything but) until well after my siblings and I were asleep on Christmas Eve. The next morning was marked by the four of us, still not quite awake, trooping into the kitchen to deposit the fruit back into the bottom drawer of the fridge. In this issue, we…

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in focus

COLLIER BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION WHAT: CBIA Sand Dollar Awards RECOGNIZES: Excellence in building, development, landscaping, interior design, remodeling, commercial design, advertising, marketing, and sales. WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The event was sponsored by Florida Design. The Collier Building Industry Association’s Sand Dollar Awards theme was Industrial Evolution. GULF COAST INTERNATIONAL PROPERTIES WHAT: Client appreciation event CELEBRATES: Customers, friends, and business associates of Gulf Coast International Properties. WHERE: Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated.…

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fowl play

The “Ding” Darling Day Amateur Nature Photography Contest was for the birds recently, at least when it came to first and second place. Kent Jager’s white-eyed portrait of a vireo, which he shot at the wildlife refuge, took top honors among 191 entries. Says judge and professional photographer David Meardon of the Sanibel Island resident’s entry: “This lighting is even, the bird is sharp and separated well from the soft, green background, and the bird is expressive.” Martha Huard of Bokeelia took second place with her photo of a yellow-crowned night heron, and Larry Brophy of Fort Myers came in third with an American alligator image appropriately titled Keep Your Distance. “We usually see a lot of birds in the contest, but the alligator is also an iconic refuge animal,” says…

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front of house

St. Matthew’s House, which has been breaking bread for the hungry and homeless in Collier County for more than 30 years, has bro - ken ground on a state-of-the-art restaurant and catering facility. After serving three meals a day in the same building since 1994, the Naples nonprofit has embarked on LuLu’s Kitchen, a $3 million–plus complex that will include an 8,000-square-foot commercial kitchen, culinary training institute, café, and restaurant, which will be open to the public for breakfast and lunch. “St. Matthew’s House is one of the biggest food providers in our area,” says Vann Ellison, president and CEO of the agency that serves more than 500,000 meals a year to St. Matthew’s residents and others in the community. The organization also operates five thrift stores, a car wash and…

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no stone unturned

Zimbabwe master Shona stone sculptor Godfrey Zonde (pictured left) will visit Call of Africa’s Native Visions Gallery in Naples December 4 to discuss his latest collection. “Godfrey carries on the tradition of sculptors who believe they’re literally liberating the spirits out of their stone mediums,” says Call of Africa founder Ross Parker. “He’s adept in both realism and abstract works and is a master restorer of artwork created in stone indigenous to Africa.” Parker, a Zimbabwe expatriate and former soldier, worked in the diamond and sports car industries until opening his first gallery in Boca Raton in 1987, followed by a Fifth Avenue South location 12 years later. “I wanted to run a gallery where art became a vehicle for giving back, and I knew that there’s nothing more powerful in bringing the…