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Naples Illustrated

Naples Illustrated April 2020

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
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Palm Beach Media Group North LLC
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spring in your step

As the rigors of season begin to ebb like the afternoon tide at Lowdermilk Park (the perfect precursor to a sunset sip at a laid-back bar), there’s time to ponder the less hectic joys that define the Paradise Coast and boost our quality of life. Think a meandering kayak trip to explore swamp-grass patches or a gala-free night that replaces paddle-raising with stargazing. In this wellness-themed issue, we join Naples nature photographer Dennis Goodman to revel in the resplendent beauty of the outdoors. Turn to page 76 to learn why the self-taught lensman swapped a property management career for a camera in the woods and to see some of his signature images. Studies such as one published last year in the journal Scientific Reports show that spending just two hours a…

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in focus

NAPLES CHILDREN & EDUCATION FOUNDATION WHAT: Naples Winter Wine Festival SUPPORTS: Programs that improve the physical, emotional, and educational lives of underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County. WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples YOUTH HAVEN WHAT: Soiree on the Strip SUPPORTS: Programs that protect and empower children and strengthen families through shelter, comprehensive care, and community collaboration. WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Naples Illustrated sponsored the event. CHAMPIONS FOR LEARNING WHAT: Sixth Annual Night of Champions HONORS: Community members who improve the lives of students through mentorship, leadership, and collaboration with educators. WHERE: Naples Grande Beach Resort ST. MATTHEW’S HOUSE WHAT: The Road to Recovery Cornerstone Event SUPPORTS: Programs that house, feed, and provide job training for hundreds in Southwest Florida. WHERE: Artis—Naples The event included art by the late Patrick Atkinson. His father, Rocky, wrote about his son’s struggle in The Road to Recovery.…

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crowning glory

A sage insight that “beauty is a light in the heart” is an ideal that Naples native Monique Evans exemplifies as the recently crowned Miss Florida USA. Evans, 28, has been attending a swirl of events while promoting her pageant platform: Be kind to your mind. The 2010 Naples High School graduate says she is volunteering with a NAMI mental health program designed for at-risk Collier County children and also plans to partner with the Southwest Florida Blue Zones Project. “Being able to give back to the community is really important to me,” says the pharmaceutical sales representative, who has a degree in nutritional science. “I really believe in the mind-body connection: nutrition, exercise, mindfulness.” A self-described introverted science nerd, Evans made concerted efforts to break out of her shyness. She joined…

3 min.
living well

If Ponce de Leon stumbled upon Collier County looking for the Fountain of Youth today, he’d be amazed by the bounty of private clubs dedicated to longevity and happiness. Health, wellness, fitness, and spa amenities are driving clubhouse upgrades and expansions. Current hot offerings include personal trainers and state-of-the-art gyms; generous shared-use pathways for walking and cycling; bocce and pickleball courts; resort-style pools; social clubs that foster new friendships; and farm-to-table, alternative-diet-pleasing menus. Peacock + Lewis Architects and Planners, which operates offices in North Palm Beach and Naples, has specialized exclusively in clubs since 1961. The firm has projects under construction at Quail Creek, The Club at Mediterra, Stone Bridge, and Shadow Wood, with Audubon, Bay Colony, and The Vineyards on the design boards. Brian Idle, president of Peacock + Lewis, says that…

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retail therapy

TAKE FLIGHT Carrying brands from Kahala—a broadcloth cotton printed in Hawaii that’s been around since the 1950s—to cutting-edge Miami designers and more, Butterfly Beach Clothing has taken flight on Fifth Avenue South. The family-owned retail group, which has a second Collier County store on Marco Island, gutted its 2,000-square-foot location to create a tropical vibe for its tasty wave selections (think Billabong, Surf, and Hook & Tackle) and other contemporary apparel and swimwear. “A butterfly represents every phase of life—change, transition, adaptation, and growth,” says owner/manager Jodi Ellis, who hails from Annapolis, Maryland. “Butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life, and everyone deserves a little sunshine.” At the boutique, new wood floors and a metal ceiling create an industrial look, while handmade pine fixtures, pine tables, and barn doors outfit the…

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be well