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5 Tips for New Art Collectors

So you’re at the point in your life when you’ve decided you’re ready to start building a real art collection—but the process can be a bit intimidating. Where do you even start? We enlisted Suzanne DeBruyne, owner of DeBruyne Fine Art in downtown Naples, to share her five best tips for new art collectors. Read more…

Finding Fresh Flowers in Naples

If I had my way (and unlimited funds), I’d have a never-ending supply of fresh flowers in every room of my house. I love how they make a space look refreshed and cheerful—without a whole lot of effort. I was at Trader Joe’s this weekend and came across these adorable mini blooms for just $1.99—daffodils and hyacinth in all different colors—as well as hydrangeas and tulips in a rainbow of colors.  Read more…

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…

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Outdoor Yoga Classes in Naples

It was the promise of yoga in a lovely-sounding spot called the Caribbean Garden, beneath palm trees and a much-needed dose of vitamin D after too much time in the office lately, that finally drew me to Naples Botanical Garden on Sunday for Bala Vinyasa Yoga studio’s Yoga in the Garden class.
Plus: More out-of-the-ordinary options for taking your yoga practice outdoors. Read more…

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