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Naples Illustrated

Naples Illustrated May/June 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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Monthly
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2 min.
forever grateful

As we reflect upon the COVID-19 pandemic, our hearts are filled with gratitude for those on the front lines, particularly those in health care—the doctors, nurses, and medical staff who are working tirelessly, putting themselves in harm’s way to care for those who are ill. Naples’s world-class medical community is a blessing to us all. Many types of heroes have emerged during the coronavirus crisis. Thank you to the employees of our grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware stores, and other essential retail locations who have kept their doors open, shelves stocked, and patience intact as we inquired, again and again, when the next shipment of toilet paper would arrive. To those behind the scenes—the truck drivers, the mail carriers—who continue to operate business as usual so that we can maintain some sense…

2 min.
vow to move forward

Most summers resound with matrimonial bliss as couples swap rings and soar off on honeymoons, eager to embrace the next phase. This year, however, the coronavirus has silenced church bells, shuttered banquet halls, and left many couples in limbo, wondering when—or if—to reschedule. As our hearts go out to those affected, we invite you to celebrate not only the shuffled nuptials that have been put on hold but also the beautiful weddings that occurred before the crisis. Brooke Stayer Wagner, whose parents live in Port Royal, and Tucker Reimer were married in Naples shortly before the pandemic’s full grip. The story of their three-day event—extraordinary in both its breadth and hospitality—begins on page 48. Also in this wedding issue, we present Jillian Haverkate and Grant Finlay-son, a couple who wed last…

2 min.
in focus

THE LEAGUE CLUB WHAT: Naples Tables SUP-PORTS: The League Club’s mission to strengthen communities through fellowship, education, volunteerism, and philanthropy. WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. ARTIS—NAPLES WHAT: Friends of Artis—Naples Icons Gala SUPPORTS: Visual and performing arts programs and educational initiatives. WHERE: Artis—Naples. The event, which also celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of Hayes Hall, was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. MEALS OF HOPE AND NAPLES ILLUSTRATED WHAT: Bourbon & Burgers SUPPORTS: Meals of Hope, a meal-packing organization that benefits nationwide food banks and pantries, including many in Southwest Florida. WHERE: The Lawn at Mercato, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. STARABILITY FOUNDATION WHAT: Star Gala SUPPORTS: Programs that provide opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated.…

4 min.
artistic memento

Naples glassblower and teacher Conrad Williams creates custom toasting flutes and wedding favors destined to be cherished long after the “I dos.” Williams, whose work is showcased in local galleries, made his first pair of flutes about 18 years ago for a friend’s wedding. “I didn’t know what to get them, so I made them,” recalls the artist, who transforms 2,500-degree molten globs of silica into elegant objects. The Naples native earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in glass and sculpture from the California College of the Arts before undertaking internships with Dale Chihuly and Ben Moore in Seattle. The flute bowls typically are clear to reveal the bubbly contents, but the glass itself can incorporate small bubbles too. The stem and foot are designed to match the wedding’s motif…

1 min.
be prepared

Most Southwest Floridians know that the Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1, and for Neapolitans who hunkered down for Hurricane Irma in 2017, preparation and post-storm recovery are a not-too-distant memory. Getting one’s ducks in a row can help to ward off anxiety, which is the goal of the third annual Get Organized Hurricane Preparedness Event. Dan Summers, director of the Collier County Bureau of Emergency Services, and Marla Ottenstein, Naples’ premier professional organizer, will present the free seminar on June 3 at Artis—Naples. Summers is a 35-year emergency management veteran who has coordinated operations for more than 20 declared disasters. Ottenstein is a former local columnist who shared organizing and decluttering tips for 10 years and has honed her “Ultimate Hurricane Checklist,” which seminar attendees will receive, for a decade. A lot…

1 min.
stronger together

Residents joined forces to help in the after-math of the most destructive hurricane to make landfall in Collier County, and that strong bond from Bonita Springs to Marco Island is evident once again. The Community Foundation of Collier County launched the Collier Comes Together for Coronavirus emergency-relief fund in mid-March to create a safety net for those caught in the web of issues spurred by the pandemic, such as unemployment, hunger, isolated seniors, lost educational opportunities, and at-risk children. “We really don’t know what’s coming down the pike,” says Eileen Connolly-Keesler, president and CEO of the foundation. “We want to be prepared for whatever it is we need. That’s what we do.” The foundation created a Collier Comes Together fund two weeks before Hurricane Irma bore down in 2017. One hundred…