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Gulfshore Life

Gulfshore Life

April 2021

Gulfshore Life is a luxury lifestyle publication that honors Southwest Florida's culture through stories that cover local dining, style, the arts, design, nature and community events. Established in 1970, the publication champions the people and ideas shaping our region, while celebrating the best of life in paradise.

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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
lightbulb moment

The rooftop view from the Beacon Social Drinkery at Fort Myers’ new Luminary Hotel & Co. delivers an explosive, visual festival, as it overlooks downtown and the Caloosahatchee River. A cocktail named Grand Light Parade couldn’t be more apropos. The Luminary takes its cues from Fort Myers’ most luminous historical figure—light bulb inventor Thomas A. Edison. In keeping with the theme, Beacon lights up downtown’s nightlife. Its Grand Light Parade cocktail (named for the February Edison Festival of Light) pays homage, as do most aspects of Luminary nomenclature, to local history and tradition. “The drink was light and colorful,” Beacon general manager Zachary Young explains. “I wanted to pay a subtle homage to Edison.” And as is common with most tinkering, Young’s experiments with new cocktails sometimes fail and lead to tweaks.…

1 min
5 ways to stay fit in april

10 Go on a naturalist-lead morning stroll along Fort Myers Beach with Beach Walks Southwest Florida to learn more about the coast, mollusks and marine life that call the Gulf home. $15 per person; eventbrite.com 10 Beginner and experienced yogis enjoy cruising with boat tour operator Pure Florida out to Keewaydin Island for an hour of restorative yoga, led outdoors by Yoga House Naples. All you need to bring is your mat—water and a nature tour along the way are included. $49; purefl.com 9-11 Relax and refresh over three days with the Naples Women’s Beach Retreat at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Over the weekend, network with like-minded women between sunrise meditations and beachside meals. Ticket proceeds benefit Pace Center for Girls. $555; beachcountrycompany.com 18-25 Yoga Week Southwest Florida aims to emphasize community collaboration and wellness.…

5 min
the great outdoors

BAKER PARK, NAPLES A newcomer for the region, the 15-acre Baker Park has space for kids to stroll, bike or skate along the miles of paved pathways. Boardwalks and trails run along the Gordon River and lead into the Gordon River Greenway corridor, where visitors often spot wildlife. There’s also a kayak launch and shaded picnic areas where kids can refuel before dashing back out to the modern playground and splash pad. The centerpiece of the park is the 34-foot viewing hill, where they can roll down or watch the sunset. naplesgov.com BAILEY-MATTHEWS NATIONAL SHELL MUSEUM, SANIBEL Thousands of shells wash up on our shores each day, so it’s fitting that Sanibel Island is the home of the only accredited museum in the nation devoted to them. Last year’s multimillion dollar expansion showcases…

3 min
the family kitchen

Lysielle Cariot grew up in France, so it’s only fitting that when she brings her American granddaughters, 8-year-old Lili and 12-year-old Emilia, into the kitchen, they make a treat she loved as a child: crêpes Suzettes. “My best memories are making crêpes at La Chandeleur 40 days after Christmas with my mother and grandmother,” says Cariot, who runs Naples’ Bleu Provence with her husband Jacques. “It’s a French tradition.” The tradition, also known as Candlemas and Le Jour des Crêpes, dictates that you light a candle while making the crêpes and manage to flip the thin pancake and catch it in the pan with one hand, while holding a gold coin in the other. “It is supposed to give you good luck for the rest of the year,” Cariot says. “Making…

5 min
the doctor is in

During house calls for newborn babies, pediatrician Dr. Sara Lane rings the doorbell wearing an N95 mask. She arrives with a baby scale under one arm and a diaper bag in the other that’s filled with monitors, a stethoscope and a laptop for taking notes. “I’m in the market for a fancy wheeled bag, but I haven’t gotten there yet,” she says with a laugh. The Fort Myers native and single mother of two, 5-year-old Ryan and 2-year-old Sydney, launched Lane Pediatrics in 2014. Now, she offers direct primary care, with services starting at $100 per month for unlimited access to appointments. That includes her cell phone number, where she can be reached with questions about anything from medical concerns to prescription refills. “It’s like having your best friend who’s a…

2 min
mommy must-haves

Courtesy The Beach People/Jenavieve Belair; The Tiny Blessings Boutique/Andrea Fuller Photography; Bella Notte Linen. Courtesy Jellycat London; Coyuchi; Zefiro/Meredith Brooke; Craig Hildebrand…