Bicyclette Cookshop bartender Edgar Sierra

Meet the Bartender Shaking Things Up in Naples

His reverence for the classics and innovation makes Edgar Sierra our editor-in-chief's favorite new bartender in town.
Kaleidoscope Floral

This Naples Floral Design Studio Claims Top Billing For Our Resident Entertaining Expert

Gulfshore Life advisory board member and hostess extraordinaire Jennifer McCurry tells us why Kaleidoscope Floral is her go-to for wild, exuberant blooms.
Candlelight concerts
Arts + Culture

SWFL’s Most Dazzling Concert Series

The international Candlelit Concert series makes its debut in Fort Myers, presenting a fresh take on classical music. The chamber concerts recreate...
Bleu Provence owners
Wine Watch

Bleu Provence Owners Pass the Family Torch

The next generation of Cariots take up the helm of the stalwart Naples restaurant.
Martha Maria Cantu
Artist Profile

Meet One of Southwest Florida’s Top Portrait Artists

Martha Maria Cantu almost gave up on art. Now, the self-trained artist is at the forefront of Immokalee's growing arts scene.
Annabelle Tometich

Beloved Fort Myers Food Critic Annabelle Tometich Releases Her First Book

For years, the Fort Myers food critic wrote under the nom de plume Jean Le Boeuf. Now, she delves into her mixed-heritage...
Espresso Martini
Table Service

Why the Espresso Martini is Here to Stay

Here's how Southwest Florida serves up this buzzy brew with classic takes and impressive riffs.
Lace jewelry
Artist Profile

This Naples Artist Makes Lace-Like Jewelry Out of Metal

Cheri Dunnigan stitches gold and silver threads into modern heirlooms, reminiscent of Armenian needle lace, a generational lace-making technique passed from mothers...
Nat Nat Wine Bar
Wine Watch

Nat Nat Wine Bar Brings Parisian Vibes to Naples

A slow food chef and natural wine expert combine and re-envision their love for natural wines and fine food at this new...
Opera advocate and widow of famed tenor Luciano Pavarotti, Nicoletta Mantovani

Meet The Woman Poised To Put Southwest Florida’s Opera Scene On The Map

Nicoletta Mantovani carries on her late husband Luciano Pavarotti's legacy with a state-of-the-art performing arts theater in Naples.
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...
Fort Myers-based Gather Beverage Company
Table Service

4 Passion Projects Make for Some of the Best Artisan Foods in SWFL

From Naples to Sanibel, these locals elevate how we eat and drink by leaning into the singular focus on their crafts.
Hammer and Hand

This Naples Builder Draws From a Century of Local Heritage

A descendant of an Everglades City pioneer, Michael Murphy expands on his family's legacy with his boutique construction company, Hammer and Hand.
Vlastimil Beránek’s Venus Green (2023) Shaw Gallery
Curator's Corner

Contemporary Glass Art Shines at This Naples Gallery

Shaw Gallery owner, Jay Shaw, focuses on artists who promote awe and innovation.
Michael Slabach's coffee creations

This Naples Bartender Turns Caffeine and Cocktails Into Art

After working at The Dock at Crayton Cove and other restaurants, Naples-born Michael Slabach took his love for the craft into the...