Purple Party, The Shelter Next Generation Committee

The Shelter Next Generation Committee’s third annual Purple Party brought a splash of color to Ridgway’s on Oct. 3 as guests sampled a selection of wines and hors d’oeuvres pairings and bid on silent auction items to benefit The Shelter’s mission to provide advocacy, counseling and other programs for victims of domestic violence. Read more…

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

Entertaining: Hostess Gift Pairings

Hostess Gift Pairings

When entertaining, the best parties are those at which everything comes together seamlessly. And when it comes to hostess gifts (as with food, wine and everything else), isn’t a perfect pairing even better? Read more…

People: Cullen Daane

Cullen Daane, Pierre & Harry

Cullen Daane has a career many would envy: As the designer and owner of Pierre & Harry, the jewelry company she co-founded with her mother, Martha Talton, in 2009, she says her daily routine feels more like play than work. Read more…

Seminole Casino Immokalee Polo Cup

Hello, Polo!

Fresh off the end of the winter polo season in Palm Beach, a team of six international pro players and a string of 30 ponies converged on the Seminole Casino Immokalee for Southwest Florida’s first-ever polo match.  Read more…

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