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Wellness: Warm Weather Beauty Essentials

While the rest of the world is all aflutter about spring, let’s be honest—here in Naples, we’ve skipped straight to summer. Here are a few of my must-haves for the summer that I’ll be stocking up on at the Sephora VIB sale (starting tomorrow!), plus a few new items I can’t wait to try. Read more…

People: Blair DeLongy, John Craig Clothier

Combine fashion, travel and a regular string of male models. What do you get (besides a pretty fantastic day)? For Blair DeLongy, VP of Retail Operations for John Craig Clothier, it’s all part of the job. Here, she takes us behind the scenes of her daily schedule—both in Naples and on her regular buying trips to New York and Chicago—as she manages the selling, merchandising, marketing and buying for seven fine menswear stores.
Plus: See more photos at The Scout Guide Naples as we kick off a new partnership! Read more…

The New Naples: Delicious Raw Juice Bar

Not too long ago, I discovered Delicious Raw Juice Bar’s downtown location on the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Eighth Street South. (A second location recently opened on Pine Ridge in North Naples.) There, they use organic and local fruits and leafy greens to create ultra healthy juices and smoothies right in front of you.  Read more…

Style: What to Wear: Gulfshore Life White Party

In a former life, I was an editor at Gulfshore Life, where I handled much of the magazine’s style coverage. My favorite event it hosts has always been the White Party, held every April, because it gives attendees an opportunity to get inventive with their attire. (Trying to stand out in a crowd all wearing the same color requires a little creativity!) Here are a few of my favorite finds, perfect to wear to this year’s party. Read more…

Wellness: Favorite Biking Spots in Naples

Something about warmer weather just calls for bike riding. (Maybe it’s because, even though I’m a few weeks shy of 30, it still reminds me of childhood summer vacations.) Here are some of my favorite spots for biking in Naples and Southwest Florida that I’m looking forward to revisiting in the coming weeks.
Plus: In the market for a new cruiser or some fun accessories? Check out some all-too-cute options. Read more…

Style: Island Getaway Packing List

It’s been almost a year since my husband and I jetted off to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, for our honeymoon (time flies!) With our first anniversary upon us, the vacation bug has officially bitten, and what better occasion could there be to plan a little beach getaway—and all these fun, colorful, breezy pieces to pack? (Or to wear at home… we are in Naples, after all!) Read more…

People: Christina Bower, C.Blau

It’s always exciting to discover a designer whose pieces you really love—and even more exciting when they’re based right here in Naples, like Christina Bower, the creative mind behind C.Blau, a line of colorful, minimalistic, American-made Italian leather clutches.
Plus: Stop by her trunk show to shop and meet Christina and Julie Brown of Julie Bee’s footwear on Feb. 27-28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, Naples. To RSVP, email customers@myjuliebees.com.  Read more…

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