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Eat Local at Bleu Provence

SCOUT advocates local — shop local, live local … and eat local.  By that we mean local independently-owned restaurants and eateries whose owners give their heart and soul to their business.  To eat local can also mean eating food that comes from a local farm and therefore is fresh and in turn supports another local business.  When you dine at BLEU PROVENCE, you are doing both.  This year they revamped their menu to accommodate completely locally-sourced organic ingredients and added lunch to their offerings.

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Bleu is going back to rediscover the art and pleasure of simple, delicious cooking using healthy, locally sourced ingredients that are in-season. We [introducED] a new lunch menu with fresh, all organic and natural ingredients. — Lysielle Cariot, Owner/Executive Chef

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Bleu’s new dishes are Mediterranean inspired. Guests will experience heart- healthy dishes made with olive oil, garlic, fresh garden vegetables and herbs, along with homemade condiments and sauces.

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Jacques Cariot, Owner and Wine Extraordinaire will pair the perfect wine with your choice of meal.  This family-owned and run gem in the heart of Naples is what The Scout Guide is all about — Enjoy!

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BLEU PROVENCE
1234 8th Street South
Naples, FL 34102
239.261.8239

(Source: Bleu Provence website, interview with Lysielle Cariot.  Photos courtesy The Communicative Edge.)

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ALLISON

Feb
17
2015

Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is upon us!  It’s not too late to plan something special for your love.  A few LOCAL suggestions …

1. Hot date jewelry. Anatol Yellow Gold, Diamond & Pink Sapphire Ear Cuff Earring at SHANNON GREEN COLLECTION.
2. Alice & Trixie dress for said date at TICKLED PINK OF NAPLES.
3. Real men wear pink.  Peter Millar golf shirt at JOHN CRAIG CLOTHIER.
4. Flowers are always a good idea, for anyone.  Especially from 50FIFTY CREATIVE SERVICES.
5. Yes! says it all (other side says “No” in case things go south.)  Anya Hindmarch handbag at MARISSA COLLECTIONS.
6. Believe in Love.  PORT ROYAL JEWELERS owner and artisan William Boyajian obviously does with his design of this diamond heart pendant!
7. Date night.  CAMPIELLO RISTORANTE & BAR has many romantic spots to dine with your love. (Photo courtesy THIRD STREET SOUTH.)
8. Love of a child.  I love this sweet dress for your little love at GIGI’S CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE.

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ALLISON

Feb
12
2015

Romantic Getaway

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Needing to get away with your love?  When I asked the travel experts at MAD TRAVEL, INC. where they would go for a romantic holiday this Valentine’s Day the answer was Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, CA.

Their philosophy is “Pleasure is Healing” and the inn — nestled on a hill with a breathtaking views, a spa, and the best food and wine — provides all the pleasure one can take.

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They even have their own olive grove.

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Auberge has specials throughout the season.  Let MAD TRAVEL, INC. help you make the most of your stay.  CA not for you?  MAD has lots of ideas about where to travel so let them know what you are looking for and they will guide you!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

MAD TRAVEL, INC.
36 Ninth Street South
Naples, FL 34102
239.263.4433

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ALLISON

Feb
11
2015

BV Becomes Green Monkey

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It is the mantra and practice of BALA VINYASA YOGA owner Kiersten Mooney and her team to create space not just in your body but in your mind for something new … and have they ever!  BV Yoga has merged with Green Monkey Yoga and will be called that in the near future.  Their logo is even morphing before our eyes.  The vibrant community they have built along with the playful and always challenging classes (and their fierce leaders!) will remain.  But Green Monkey speaks to their ever-expanding future — Green Monkey will be an umbrella for not just yoga but a whole health and well-being company that goes beyond the mat.  I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for the ride!  Onward!

” I am committed to something bigger than me, to leadership and loving relationships.”— Kiersten Mooney

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BALA VINYASA YOGA — GREEN MONKEY
6200 Trail Blvd North
Naples, FL 34108
239.598.1938

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ALLISON

Feb
10
2015

Cheers, NWWF!

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The NAPLES WINTER WINE FESTIVAL once again did not disappoint with the live auction surpassing $12.3 million, bringing the total dollars raised since the Festival’s inception to over $135 million in support of initiatives to help children in need in Collier County.

The inaugural online auction drew bids from near and far raising an additional $231,000!

Cheers to another great Festival!

ALLISON

Feb
6
2015

Home Updates

I find that when I get tired of a room’s decor, it doesn’t take much to make it feel like new — a box, book or pillow does the trick for me.  You can find lots of items to do the trick at JETT THOMPSON ANTIQUES & INTERIORS.

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JETT THOMPSON ANTIQUES & INTERIORS
381 12th Avenue South
Naples, FL 34102
239.263.5460

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ALLISON

Feb
5
2015