Diane Carpenter of Ross Knoll Vineyard
Wine Watch

A Local’s Journey From Empty Nester to Wine-Preneur

A fateful pour in Naples set Diane Carpenter on a new path, leading up to 2017, when she planted the Ross Knoll...
Salut! / The Vintner Trustees

Harlan Estate Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary at Naples Winter Wine Festival

The second generation of Harlan Estate shares their family legacy.
Véronique Boss-Drouhin
Salut! / Honored Vintner

Meet Naples Winter Wine Festival’s 2024 Honored Vintner

Véronique Boss-Drouhin carries the family legacy of Joseph Drouhin across two continents.
Frances Valentine
Season Preview / Retail Therapy

SWFL’s Most Anticipated Shops

Jenni Kayne and Trina Turk land in Waterside and Lamborghini rolls into town.
Season Preview 2023

The District brings speakeasy splendor to Naples

The latest must-visit spot and its speakeasy, Staff Only, makes for an even greater case to head to the buzzy Naples Design...
Flock Wine Bistro
Season Preview / In Good Taste

Best New Bars and Cafes in Southwest Florida

A slate of new drink spots—from European-style wine bars to craft coffee shops open in SWFL.
Loire Valley White Wine at The Continental
Wine Watch

The Continental’s Sommelier Shares Why White Wines Reign Supreme

Michael Baker sees the Loire Valley's white wines as France's—and the wine world's—shining stars.
France's Les-Baux-de Provence, the beautiful stone houses are facing valley of Hell (la vallée de l'Enfer).

Four Must-Take International Adventures Led By Southwest Floridians

On these magnificent jaunts, led by locals, you'll get a deep dive into cultures and cuisines, stretching from Cuba to the French...
Noah Chatigny
MINI / Mindful Parenting / Prodigies

Naples Ballet’s 11-year-old Rising Star

Noah Chatigny, the sole ballerino at Naples Ballet, shines on stage.
Jay Allen and Kylie Morgan's Fort Myers Wedding at La Casa Toscana

Jay Allen and Kylie Morgan’s Fort Myers Wedding

These country singer-songwriters didn't let a hurricane and postponed date deter them from marrying in their beloved Fort Myers.
Exclusive Yachts boat rentals
Nature + Recreation / Like A Local

Naples’ Exclusive Yachts Makes the Most of Seaworthy Adventures

The membership-based club makes it easy to tick off the one must-do in the area: hit the water.

Concept Shops—the best new hubs for style in Southwest Florida

Skip the big-box stores in favor of these hyper-local offerings.
Gina Lyons of A Vine Affair
Wine Watch

Gina Lyons is the Go-To Source for all Your Champagne Needs in Southwest Florida

The founder of a Vine Affair has turned her bubbly know-how into a sparkling career, with Champagne and caviar tasting events, cellar...
Liberty Chef Bob Boye

Meet the Fort Myers chef reframing how we think about dining

Liberty chef/owner Bob Boye approaches every detail of his restaurant with intention—and it shows.
Coldest Water Bottle
Living Well

The Locally Made Water Bottle You Need to Beat the SWFL Heat

Coldest, a homegrown company, pushes the limits to invent the coldest-possible products, from water bottles to dog bowls.
Merry Edwards Winery
Wine Watch

Naples’ Sukie’s Wine Shop, shares a stellar sauvignon blanc

When looking for a unique sauvignon blanc, Sukie Honeycutt of Sukie’s Wine Shop in Naples suggests this creamy, fruity Merry Edwards Winery’s...
Flock Wine Bistro
Wine Watch

Flock Wine Bistro in Fort Myers reimagines the Italian aperitivo

At their new wine bar, husband-wife team Matteo Affatati and Alyson Casey showcase unexpected pours, like Bernard Magrez's Moroccan Domaine Excelcio.
Sommelier Jessica Sabau
Wine Watch

Southwest Florida’s Next-Gen Sommeliers

Young sommeliers shake up the local wine scene, with their penchant for under-the-radar bottles from up-and-coming regions and winemakers.
Knights Bridge Winery Vineyard
Salut! / The Vintner Trustees

New NCEF Trustees Kelley and Jim Bailey run one of California’s Most Respected Wineries

For the Baileys—new Naples Children's Education Foundation trustees and co-owners of Knights Bridge Winery in Sonoma—wine is a labor of land and...
Raise a Glass

Sidebar brings a much-welcomed taste of big-city cocktail culture to Naples

Behind-the-scenes with Marty Kenney's New York- and London-inspired cocktail bar on Fifth Avenue South.