architecture, homes, design, Naples, Florida, British West Indies, style, living

Living: The Rise of British West Indies Architecture

When it comes to architecture, Naples is like a teenager that isn’t quite sure what it wants to be when it grows up. First it was all about the cottage-style ranch homes; then there was a questionable shift toward Mediterranean monstrosities. It made a welcome move into Key West-style bungalows after that, and lately, it’s the British West Indies aesthetic that’s dominating the new construction front, particularly in Old Naples. Read more…

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Style: End of Summer Sales

Sales, sales, everywhere! It’s one of the best things about the transition from summer to fall (besides college football, of course). Whether you’re prepping for (slightly) cooler weather to come or bulking up your bikini stash for spring, you’ll want to take advantage of these great sales while they last. Read more…

Lifestyle: The Ultimate Picnic

As summer winds down, I’m taking advantage of every opportunity to relish all the summer-esque activities I can—especially picnics! (Luckily, we can still enjoy those well into the “fall” here in Southwest Florida.) Here are some of my favorite picnic-packing picks to create the ultimate outdoor party. Read more…

beach gear worth packing

Lifestyle: Beach Gear Worth Packing

Even though we have the luxury of living just a short drive away from the beach, sometimes the thought of schlepping all the necessary gear there and back makes the idea less appealing. When you pack the right items, though, a day at the beach becomes more fun and less of a chore. Here are six tried-and-true essentials that will earn their spot in your beach bag—plus one you’ll want to add to your arsenal right away. Read more…

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Style: Ice Cream-Inspired Nail Polish Pairings

July’s designation as National Ice Cream Month gives us an excuse to celebrate with an extra scoop or two of the favorite summer treat throughout the month. Always open to style inspiration in all its forms, we decided these tried-and-true favorite flavors are onto something—their vibrant hues translate into the perfect summer mani-pedi combinations. (As if we needed another reason to love it.) Read more…

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