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.
Italian artist Francesco Gillia
Artist Profile

This Italian painter is breaking traditional beauty standards in Southwest Florida

Fort Myers-based Francesco Gillia emphasizes the imperfect perfection of the human body through his figurative paintings.
Sara Abalan
Artist Profile

This Naples artist captures the organic beauty of Florida’s wild landscapes

Inspired by the Everglades, Naples Botanical Garden and other locales, former magazine illustrator Sara Abalan highlights the region's flora through her paintings...
Black and white photo of Peter Rizzo and wine glass
Wine Watch

Move over cabernet sauvignon—light wines rise as the go-to year-round sippers

Sommeliers note a shift from heavier wines, like Cabernet Sauvignon and Barolo, toward lighter reds—particularly Italian bottles—that are food-friendly and great year...
elly Kirk, Holly Levingston-Dudley and Carrie Doxsee
Personalities

The women leading the future of the Everglades Seafood Festival

Three fishing industry descendants revived the festival post-COVID, with a bigger focus on local food and a record-breaking year. Expect more Gulf...
Peter Jacobsen
Personalities

Retired Pro Golfer Peter Jacobsen Gives Back to the Community Through the Game

Peter Jacobsen may be retired now, but the former pro-golfer fosters his community by giving back to and through the sport he...
French dining
Table Service

The Enduring Allure of French Dining

Restaurants like Naples' Cote d'Azur, The French and Bleu Provence prove why French food remains a gastronomic delight.
Naples wine collector David Jone's 1969 Vintage Wine
Wine Watch

One of Naples’ Most Impressive French Wine Collections

Naples wine collector David Jones builds a stunning cellar around grand vintages of Burgundy and Bordeaux.
pianist Milana Strezeva
Artist Profile

Milana Strezeva Champions Classical Music

Juilliard-trained Milana Strezeva enriches the Gulf's musical scene, through her new venture the Grand Piano Series.
Caloosa Sound Amphitheater
Insider

Caloosa Sound Amphitheater Banks on Fort Myers’ Riverfront Views

Resort life gets an upgrade with more options for exploring, outdoor events and multigenerational family fun.
Basque Bubbles Txomin Etxaniz
Wine Watch

Basque Bubbles

Mostly a secret beyond Spain, Txakolina is catching the attention of sommeliers at spots like Naples’ USS Nemo, where the team is...
Local musician handcrafts wooden guitars in his Naples studio
Artist Profile

Local Musician Handcrafts Wooden Electric Guitars

From his studio in the Naples Art District, Tyler MacDonald handcrafts electric guitars with precision and passion, creating a symphonic experience for...
Insider

Elite Jets Takes Off

Crossing the Atlantic just got a lot easier.
Fabrizio Aielli
Table Service

Culinary Maestros Give Back

Through partnerships with nonprofits, the local food scene finds ways to give more than just a delicious night out.