FEB. 14-17, 2019

THURSDAY  |  Happy Valentine’s Day! See the bottom of this post for our best Naples Valentine’s Day recommendations.

FRIDAY  |  Historic Palm Cottage, Naples’ oldest house, transports you back to the 1920s during Gatsby at the Cottage from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dress in your most dapper (for the guys) or like a flapper (for the girls), and enjoy popular drinks from back in the day, Charleston dancing and more. Tickets ($25 for nonmembers, $15 for Naples Historical Society members) are available online.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY  |  Meet Bravo’s Dukes of Melrose star and vintage expert Christos Garkinos during a luxury trunk show beginning at 11 a.m. both days and an evening sip and shop on Friday from 4-6 p.m. at Patina Collection Design. Shop women’s and men’s apparel, accessories and select jewelry from names like Chanel, Balenciaga, Hermès, Gucci and more. RSVP to info@patinacollection.com.

SATURDAY  |  Join the 17th annual NAMI 5K Walk at 8 a.m. in Cambier Park. After the walk, stay for free food, fun and kid-friendly entertainment, including raffles and prizes. The event benefits NAMI, which works to improve the quality of life for adults, children and families with mental illness.

SUNDAY  |  Like being in Napa without leaving Naples. The Bevy presents an exclusive five-course brunch paired with wines from Joseph Phelps Vineyards to bring you a taste of Napa Valley and the Sonoma Coast. Wine expert Thomas Columbus guides you through a tasting of their iconic white and red wines, including their award-winning “Insignia,” California’s first proprietary red Bordeaux-style blend. Reservations ($75 per person) are limited; call (239) 228-4220 to reserve. A preview of the menu is available here.

SUNDAY  |  Get zen at Naples Zoo during Zoo Yoga with Donation Yoga Naples at 9:30 a.m. This all-ages, all-levels class takes place in the Zoo, surrounded by animals and nature. Register online.

SUNDAY & MONDAY  |  Watch local, national and internationally acclaimed artists paint the buildings, original cottages, fountains, plazas and courtyards of the Third Street South area, including the beaches, the Pier, Crayton Cove and the City Docks, during Third on Canvas. See something you like? The art will be auctioned next Thursday (Feb. 21) at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. For details about the painting days, including a list of artists and their painting locations, visit thirdstreetsouth.com/third-on-canvas/.


NAPLES VALENTINE’S DAY RECOMMENDATIONS

A SUNSET DINNER ON THE BEACH. Celebrate the quintessential Valentine’s-in-Naples: with a seaside dinner for two at sunset at Edgewater Beach Hotel. Indulge in a five-course menu with butler-style service for $300 per couple. Reservations are limited; call (239) 403-2157.

A SCENIC FLIGHT AND PRIVATE BEACH PICNIC. Picture this: a two-hour scenic flight through the Ten Thousand Islands aboard a private seaplane before landing on the water and taxiing to a sandy island, where you indulge in a picnic of fresh fruit, gourmet cheeses and charcuterie, crispy baguettes, crackers, nuts, dried fruit and water. Go all in and get some champs, too. It’s like being on The Bachelor, without all the awkward tears. Book online at Salt Island Seaplanes or by calling (239) 263-SALT (7258).

ROMANTIC DINNER FOR TWO. We can’t pick just one. Here are a few of our favorite options:

  • The Bevy – a three-course prix fixe menu with two complimentary glasses of champagne, rose petals, white tablecloths and all the romantic fixings. Reserve online or by calling (239) 228-4220.
  • The French – Chef Vincenzo Betulia has created an aphrodisiac-driven menu of specials just for Valentine’s Day, including oysters, truffles, lobster and more, offered in addition to the regular dinner menu. Reserve online or by calling (239) 315-4019.
  • Shula’s Steak House – exclusive four-course prix fixe menu (see it here) for $85 per person. Add a hand-selected wine pairing with each course for an additional $40 per person. Reserve online or by calling (239) 430-4999.
  • Timeless – a three-course menu perfect for sharing for $89 per couple, which includes two complimentary glasses of champagne and two chocolate truffles. Options include steak tartare tenderloin, lobster and gnocchi, and a surf and turf option, followed by chocolate bourbon creme brûlée or chocolate pecan bread pudding with bananas Foster. Reserve online or by calling (239) 331-4325.

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