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Naples Illustrated December 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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United States
Langue:
English
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Palm Beach Media Group North LLC
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3 min.
a christmas story

There I was, brand-new to Naples and my job as editor in chief of Naples Illustrated, attending my first in-person event representing the magazine. It was a blazing hot summer day, and I was glad to be inside the AC at Kunjani Craft Coffee while getting a much-needed caffeine jolt. The event was hosted by Vera Jaye of Jaye Design, and in an effort to help us mix and mingle, in a socially distanced way, Vera had us make our own name tags. I went the extra mile and wrote my name plus “New Editor of Naples Illustrated,” hoping to spark some conversations. One of the first gals who came up to me was wearing “Teresa Mayor” on hers, which I assumed was her first and last name, so I…

1 min.
seen

JINGLED ELVES FLASHBACK WHAT: A festive bunch of holiday-clad women riding three Naples trolleys and stopping around town to dance flash-mob style to Christmas tunes. SUPPORTS: Last year, the spirited elves fundraised to install a sports court at The Shelter for Abused Women and Children. WHERE: Sugden Plaza, Naples, and two other trolley stops FALLEN OFFICERS WHAT: Inaugural Mission 2244 Gala SUPPORTS: Families of fallen officers and scholarships for their children and relatives WHERE: Naples Grande Beach Resort…

3 min.
can’t hyde this talent

Chef Andy Hyde is the product of cultures as diverse as Ghana, Germany, and Chicago. Before coming to Naples in 2014, he worked for culinary celebrities such as Gordon Ramsay, Thomas Keller, and Grant Achatz. “I spent many years shuttling back and forth between my mom in Chicago and my foster family in Germany, and I always wanted to move here permanently,” he says. “It comes down to opportunity: If you want something badly enough in America and work for it, it will happen—provided you’re not afraid to fail.” The chef was drawn to Naples for numerous reasons. “Naples reminds me of Ghana in many ways,” he explains. “It’s tropical, with a beautiful coastal breeze that I never got in Germany.” During the holiday season, Hyde reflects on how where he…

1 min.
for young naturalists

The idea that the outdoors are ready to explore at any age is the premise behind a new kids’ book from Naples author Susan Sachs Levine. Jenny’s First Catch: An Adventure with Florida’s Wading Birds (Mascot Books, 2020) follows a spunky protagonist who learns to fish, while the author eaves in fun facts through the wildlife she encounters. As Jenny learns more from each new bird, including a snowy egret, white ibis, wood stork, and great blue heron, she also discovers how to persevere when the going gets tough. A window into the beautiful plumes and scenery in Naples, this book gives parents and grandparents the opportunity to get their little ones excited about the outdoors and birding. (susanlevinebooks.com)…

1 min.
a bonita springs favorite evolves

In addition to a new website, Everglades Wonder Gardens has many updates and upgrades to roll out. In September, the nonprofit wildlie attraction welcomed David Webb as its new executive director. Webb, who boasts a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Florida Gulf Coast University and nearly 20 years of leadership experience, will be in charge of operations, philanthropy, and management. As Webb steps into his role, he’s launching projects such as remodeling a section of the park and creating new exhibits for bald eagles, parrots, and crocodiles. He hopes to keep Everglades Wonder Gardens true to its original feel and put an emphasis on conservation. “Everglades Wonder Gardens offers a really unique opportunity for a fun, engaging experience that is also safe, outdoors, and provides plenty of social distancing,” he…

2 min.
the people behind the twinkle

From Marco Island to Bonita Springs, seasonal lights shine through palm and oak branches, and throughout shopping courtyards and gated communities. They are uplifting sights to behold on the heels of a rollercoaster year—?precisely the goal for Bill Kilgus, who started his family-run Trimmers Holiday Decor company 30 years ago. “People who look forward to holiday lighting are going to appreciate it so much this year,” says Kilgus. “The lights will make a much larger impact and be a big lift after what we’ve been through.” The thousands who attend lighting ceremonies along Third Street South and Fifth Avenue South, and residents who see Kilgus’ handiwork at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay, Pelican Bay, Olde Cypress Country Club, or Quail Creek Country Club, may not realize that the designer has…