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Naples Illustrated

Naples Illustrated September 2020

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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
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1 min.
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.…

3 min.
hi there

It’s nice to meet you. I am so happy to be in Naples, but I have to admit when I first visited five years ago, I never imagined I’d be living and working here. It was my kids’ spring break, and we were checking out the area for fun, and a little bit of work for me. I had a meeting set with Kathy McKeon, a friend of a friend, whom I’d been helping pull together a book proposal for her memoir. Kathy and her husband, Seamus, live half the year in Marco Island, and they welcomed the five of us (my husband, Michael, my older daughter, Piper, and my boy/girl twins, Thomas and Remy) into their home with bright smiles and beautiful Irish brogues. I could have stayed and…

1 min.
seen

KIDS’ MINDS MATTER AT GOLISANO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WHAT: Secret Garden Gala WHERE: Southwest Florida Event Center, Bonita Springs SUPPORTS: Pediatric mental and behavioral health services at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Funds raised will be used to add more care navigators in local schools, establish an autism testing center, expand mental health clinics in the region, and provide counseling sessions for under- and uninsured children. DETAILS: The gala featured keynote speaker and best-selling author Kevin Hines. It was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WHAT: Sixteenth annual Magic Under the Mangroves WHERE: Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center, Naples SUPPORTS: The conservancy’s scientific research, education, policy development, advocacy, and wildlife rehabilitation programs.…

3 min.
the go-to guy

The past five years in Naples have marked some of the biggest and best moments in Leif Johnson’s life: He launched his career as a biologist at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, he met his fiancé, Katie Ferron, and he was “astounded by the beauty of Clam Bay, again and again, while studying the mangroves in the area.” This handy outdoorsman grew up on a farm and graduated from UMass Amherst with a bachelor’s in natural resource conservation. He’s made himself indispensable to his colleagues in the Conservancy’s science department by repairing ATVs and getting involved in several ongoing projects, such as the Picayune Strand restoration project. He notes that if you look at a map of Collier County, “70 to 80 percent of it is conservation land, and it’s…

1 min.
thrifting thrills

One upside of the COVID-19 shut-in was finally having time at home to tick projects off your to-do list. For some glamorous Naples women, that translated into cleaning out their closets and bringing glorious castoffs to local consignment vendors. This means there’s a plethora of covet-worthy, high-end, designer goods in excellent condition at local consignment stores. Buying clothing and accessories on consignment is a fun way to enhance your fall wardrobe and support sustainable fashion. Check out a quick sampling of what’s been available lately in these stylish shops. AUDREY’S OF NAPLES Owned and operated by a family of fashionistas, this chic space was recently loaded with treats such as sunglasses from famous runway brands, a jewel-encrusted Fendi bag, and candy-colored Hermès cuffs. (audreysofnaples.com) DESIGNER DIVAS RESALE BOUTIQUE In this new Vanderbilt location customers…

2 min.
personal plane

Neapolitans may still have the want or need to fly, even though the coronavirus pandemic has devasted the commercial air travel industry. While the July Fourth weekend saw a bump in domestic and international flights from the spring, summer travel was significantly down compared to 2019. So, if you’ve got the travel bug but are not yet ready to fly commercial, what about flying private? To navigate this decision, NI caught up with Stephen Myers, vice president at Elite Jets. Myers, who also captains one of the Naples-based aviation company’s Phenom 300 planes, says he and his colleagues have seen “a lot of firsttime private travelers.” Here, he shares insight into what passengers can expect from this exclusive method of air travel. (elitejets.com) • Leave when you want without having to…