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Naples Illustrated

Naples Illustrated October 2018

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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no place like home

It has long been said that home is where the heart is. When calling the Paradise Coast home, you quickly realize this is a place that warms the heart like few cities can. Naples is in many ways still a tightly knit town, even as it continually expands thanks to the contributions of its generous residents. In this Home issue, our cover story takes us into the Naples apartment of philanthropists and art collectors Gerald and Jody Lippes, who open up about their “Passion to Collect,” beginning on page 54. Beyond their acquisition skills, the couple also reflects upon how art enriches the community they call home. Of course, towns are always evolving and in this issue, we also focus on a slice of East Naples that is in significant transition. If…

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in focus

DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER WHAT: Seventh annual Young Executives Sunset Cruise WHO: Friends and supporters of the center WHERE: Aboard the Naples Princess NAPLES JUNIOR WOMAN’S CLUB WHAT: Ninth annual Derby Dash, benefiting the club’s scholarship fund WHO: Friends and supporters of the club WHERE: Naples Botanical Garden…

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fall walks

The Naples Botanical Garden is celebrating the change in seasons by launching its inaugural Fall Walk series, October 26-28. The family-friendly holiday event will include lights, food, music, and children’s activities throughout the garden each night from 6 to 9 p.m. As it’s the weekend before Halloween, kids are welcome to come in costume, though adults are asked to leave their own masks at home. (naplesgarden.org) IN BLOOM There are several beautiful plants expected to be blossoming during the event. Here are a few to look for. Scott Florida Garden: The Coreopsis plant has yellow, daisy-like blooms, while the Gaillardia (blanket flower) features colored petals that can display a mix of red, orange, and yellow. Both are a source of nectar for butterflies and bees. Lea Asian Garden: Keep an eye out for the…

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stepping up

Seniors using standard, wheel-less walkers are finding it easier to walk on the beach thanks to Naples entrepreneurs Stephanie Gomez and Eryk Hardwick. As the founders of Stabilized Steps, they beat more than 40 start-ups to win a $25,000 investment from a pitch competition modeled after the TV show Shark Tank. Their custom-molded nylon pad invention attaches to walkers to help stabilize steps on uneven surfaces like beach sand. Adrenaline Venture Fund organized the VenturePitch SWFL event at Babcock Ranch in Charlotte County and funded the investment, which they’ve since expanded to $100,000. (stabilizedsteps.com)…

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tea in the gardens

The Everglades Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs is expanding and will soon be home to a charming tea house solarium. Local Bonita Springs philanthropist Karin Moe donated $75,000 to the Wonder Gardens to create this enchanting vision for the glass-enclosed structure. “Karin Moe and her husband have been pillars of the community with large contributions here at the Wonder Gardens and the Center for the Arts,” says Thomas Hecker, executive director of the Wonder Gardens. Moe developed the idea after frequent visits to botanical gardens. She noticed that the architecture of the Parisian solarium is perfect for an afternoon tea in the garden. The tea house will offer tea, coffee, and local pastries during business hours. The Wonder Gardens also plans to use this space as a venue for public…

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phil wood

As John R. Wood Properties marks its sixtieth anniversary in Naples, Phil Wood has remained steadfast at the helm of his father’s namesake company for more than half that time. Here, he shares life lessons in an edited interview with NI. Secrets to success: Hard work. I get up at about 5 a.m. and try to beat everyone else to the punch. Also, a lot of strategic thinking. I’ve been living this business for more than 40 years, and I’m always thinking how we can do it better, beat our competition, and bring better customer service to our clients. Most valuable lesson: From a business standpoint, avoid debt. My grandparents lived through the depression, and my parents remembered it as kids. Even though they taught that lesson to me, I didn’t heed…