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Giveaway: Grill & Chill Weekend with Naples Grande

Grill and chill: one of Southwest Florida’s favorite pastimes. (Sorry, Netflix.) Naples Grande hosts its first-ever Grill & Chill Weekend from Aug. 26-28, three days of food, cocktails and wine from several of Southwest Florida’s best chefs and bartenders. Here’s a rundown of the weekend’s events—plus, enter to win two free tickets to Saturday’s Beauty, Bubbles & Brunch with The New Naples and Saks Fifth Avenue. Read more…

Yves Saint Laurent + Halston at Artis—Naples

Fashion, art and history come together in Artis—Naples’ newest exhibition, Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the ’70s. It’s the first of its kind to juxtapose the two fashion designers, who are best known for defining the sexy, glam aesthetic of the ’70s. Read more…

Holiday Volunteering Opportunities in Naples and Fort Myers

Though the philanthropic spirit is strong year-round in Southwest Florida, there’s an extra helping of feel good you get when you volunteer or make a donation during the holidays. If you’re considering spending time helping those less fortunate this Thanksgiving and holiday season, here are a few opportunities in Naples, Fort Myers and the surrounding areas. Read more…

5 Tips for Easy Outdoor Parties

With Daylight Savings Time approaching this weekend, the days are about to get shorter and—mercifully—cooler in Southwest Florida, which means we’ll soon be heading outdoors for the sorts of backyard parties and family gatherings that seasonal visitors spend lots of money to experience. Here are five tips for easy outdoor entertaining—no big budgets, party planners or decorators required. Read more…

HSN Pawfessionals Bow Wow Brunch

More than 200 young professionals—and many of their dogs, too!—converged on The Continental on September 20 for the inaugural HSN Pawfessionals Bow Wow Brunch. The pet-friendly event featured craft cocktail sampling, live music from The Incorrigibles and a fabulous brunch buffet. Read more…

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…

Travel: Girls’ Weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida

One of the things I love about Naples is that it’s only a short drive away from so many great vacation spots, making it fairly easy and inexpensive to plan little getaways, whether with my husband or for a girls’ weekend. Every year, my lovely friend Cori Sue escapes the snow and heads south to spend Christmas in the St. Petersburg area, which gives me the perfect excuse to head north for a few days of sun, shopping and good ol’ gossip. Read more…

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