Spring Styles at Rod & Gun Club.

Spring style at Rod & Gun Club

Supple leathers, silky knits and a warm palette keep you protected while finding your element in the Southwest Florida wilds.
Walker Farms Honey / Local Honey

Walker Farms in North Fort Myers embodies the sweet life

For 43 years, Allen "Buddy" and Joyce Walker have made artisanal honey from the nectar of Southwest Florida's native plants.
Fort Myers artist Shimul Chowdhury
Artist Profile

Fort Myers artist Shimul Chowdhury on identity

The second-generation Bangladeshi-American's studio practice revolves around identity and multicultural crossroads.
Bar seating at Chops City Grill, in Bonita Springs
Table Service

Why the Bar Offers the Best Seat in the House in SWFL

Local restaurants prove that bar dining is an enticing experience, elevated by live music, lively conversations and livelier libations.
Fort Myers based artist Lia Martino
Artist Profile

This Fort Myers artist takes fashion from the runway to the canvas

Fort Myers-based creative Lia Martino reflects on fashion's influence in her whimsical art.
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.
Private Dining Club ZZ's Club Dining Room
Table Service

The insiders-only culinary trend sweeping the nation arrives in Naples

Private wining-and-dining clubs begin to pop up in Naples, with beyond-exclusive experiences.
Amanda Sue Couture Shot at the studio of Carmelo Blandino
Art of Style

When Fashion Meets Art

Carmelo Blandino's colorful paintings provide a striking backdrop for sunset-hued feminine frocks.
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

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

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.