Dani Taverna, Carla Delgado Grippa and Sarah Lamont at DMA Headquarters photo by Tina Sargeant
Photography by Tina Sargeant

Along the Gulfshore


Creative Dream Teams

Because two (and three) is better than one, this month we tip our hats to these visionaries, who work together to influence everything from food to event design to fashion.

Steve and Cynthia Adams Photo by Tina Sargeant

The Brilliant Art Duo

For Steve and Cynthia Adams, the “mixed” in their mixed-media doesn’t only refer to the different elements on their canvases—from oil pastels and acrylic to hand-painted papers and newspaper clips.

 

Fabrizio and Ingrid Aielli inside Grappino photo by Tina Sargeant
Inside Grappino, the latest restaurant from culinary power couple Fabrizio and Ingrid Aielli, who continue elevating Naples’ food scene with their forward-thinking, Italian-centric establishments.

The Royal Famiglia of Naples Food 

Fabrizio and Ingrid Aielli left behind their acclaimed Washington, D.C., restaurant empire for Southwest Florida with no real plans other than to be closer to the water. They had visited before as tourists and once to cook for the Naples Winter Wine Festival. 

 

Melissa and Sean Stevenson of Kaleidoscope Floral photo by Tina Sargeant

The Breakout Florists

You don’t have to know anything about English Romanticism to be irresistibly drawn to the work of Melissa and Sean Stevenson of Kaleidoscope Floral. As Sean says, “our aesthetic is loose and free-flowing”—meaning that even though everything is meticulously placed, the arrangements don’t look meticulous. 

 

Dani Taverna, Carla Delgado Grippa and Sarah Lamont at DMA Headquarters photo by Tina Sargeant

The Style Mavens

When Dani Taverna, Carla Delgado Grippa and Sarah LaMont get together, creative sparks fly… In the past years, the trio have emerged as fairy godmothers of Naples style.   

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