former Miami City ballet dancers
High Pointe

The Birth of Southwest Florida’s first professional ballet company

Meet the talented couple behind Florida Gulfshore Ballet and their quest to create the first professional company in the region.
PJK Neighborhood Chinese Chef
Chef to Know

Meet the Chef Behind Paul Fleming’s New PJK Neighborhood Chinese

At 27, Kayla is on her third executive chef gig in Naples—her latest at Paul Fleming's new modern Asian-American restaurant.
Stylish Handbags Made of Everglades Python Skins
Designer to Know

Stylish Handbags Made of Everglades Python Skins

Marco Island resident Annie Diamantidis uses ethically sourced Everglades python skin for fierce minaudières.
Blue Porsche
Hot Wheels

A poetic ode to Southwest Florida’s love of cars

With new Lamborghini and Porsche dealerships on the horizon, weekly car meet-ups, a world-class automobile festival and supercars on every road, it's...
The Walsh family of R.S. Walsh Landscaping
Design Darlings

The team behind some of the region’s most stylish and sustainable landscape designs

The family-owned, Fort Myers-based R.S. Walsh Landscaping works in harmony with nature to create lush landscapes in Southwest Florida.
Lantz Collective
Stylish Debut

The Most Colorful New Design Shop in Naples

Father-daughter team Barry and Amanda Lantz of Lantz Collective elevate Naples design with a multidisciplinary approach—and lots of color.
Catherine Parenteau
All Stars

Pickleball’s Catherine Parenteau Runs the Court

The No. 2-ranked, Naples-based player pulls out all the stops as she makes her mark on the hottest sport in town.
Elysia Dawn of United Arts Collier
Culture Maker

Cultural Maven: United Arts Collier’s new leader

Naples native Elysia Dawn returns from a successful international career in the arts world to revamp the longstanding local arts organization.
Keylime Bistro Boca Grande
Culinary Comeback

Keylime Bistro opens in Boca Grande

Captiva Island's foremost hospitality hostess, Sandy Stilwell Youngquist, heads north, with her trademark island fare and familial vibe.
FineMark Women’s Pro Tennis Championshi
The Tournament

Tennis icons emerge from the FineMark women’s tournament in Bonita Springs

Rising tennis stars from around the nation come to Bonita Bay Club to compete in the only $100,000 Women’s USTA tournament in...
Native Plants along the coast
Taking Root

Replanting Southwest Florida’s landscapes

Sustainably minded experts plant native and hardy species for storm protection and healthier ecosystems.
Self-sustaining community Babcock Ranch
Resilient Community

Babcock Ranch: A Study in Resiliency

In the wake of disaster, this self-sustaining community that was best known for its renewable energy became the benchmark for hurricane-proof design.
Williams Magical Garden Center & Landscape
Plant Oasis

This nursery is every SWFL plant lover’s dream

Venture into the oasis that is Williams Magical Garden Center & Landscape in Naples.
Frida Kahlo home and wardrobe replica exhibit
Arts + Culture

Naples Art Institute Hosts Naples’ Most Colorful, Jaw-Dropping Exhibit

Experience Frida Kahlo's world through Isabelle De Borchgrave's colorful display, with full-scale paper replicas of the artist's dresses and home.
Best rooftop view
Must-Have / Home

Here’s the best perch in town for stellar sunsets

Estero's new The Island at West Bay rooftop's intentional design provides a contemporary coastal feel and unobstructed views.