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Bubbly New Year

Hosting or attending a New Year’s Eve party?  NAPLES WINE COLLECTION has the largest and most amazing variety of champagne and sparkling wine I have ever seen … in every size!

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Bubbly rainbow … how fun to show up with one of these bottles at your next party!

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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

NAPLES WINE COLLECTION
2367 Vanderbilt Beach Road 
Naples, FL 34109
239.513.0095

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Allison

Dec
19
2014

2015 Women’s Financial Series

FINEMARK NATIONAL BANK & TRUST has announced the dates for it’s 2015 Women’s Financial Series to be held in Naples.

Designed specifically for women, the workshop focuses on education and collaboration to develop independent financial wisdom, wealth creation and preservation. FineMark will hold four sessions beginning in January.

“We want women to be confident in all aspects of their wealth and believe this series supports this goal.”   – ADRIA STARKEY, FINEMARK’S COLLIER COUNTY PRESIDENT

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To learn more about the series or to sign up for a session, please contact Patty Luppy at 239.963.0753 or pluppy@finemarkbank.com.

See you there!  I missed them last year so I’ll be signing up early this year!

FINEMARK NATIONAL BANK & TRUST
800 Laurel Oak Drive, Suite 101
Naples FL 34108
239.963.0753

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Allison

 

Dec
18
2014

You Had Me At Steak Tartare

I have been anxiously awaiting the opening of D’Amico Partners new restaurant THE CONTINENTAL on Third Street South and it happened this week!

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Last night we attended the opening party and it did not disappoint!  The staff was remarkable and the food fantastic.

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The steak tartare is one of my favorite dishes … it takes me back to cozy and delicious dinners out in New York with my dad.  I can’t wait to bring him.

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The cabanas around the patio might be my favorite area but it’s tough to choose because the bar is amazing and the indoor decor is a modern take on sophisticated steak house meets a touch of whimsy.

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You’ll love Link Montana and the Rough Riders band too!  Make your reservation, buy your loved ones gift certificates, do whatever it takes to get you and your family there for a truly special meal out.  See you there!

(photos courtesy of my iPhone and www.continentalnaples.com)

THE CONTINENTAL
1205 THIRD STREET SOUTH
NAPLES FL 34102
239.659.0007

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Allison

 

Dec
15
2014

Consignment Heaven

I was shopping in my very favorite clothing and accessories consignment shop, WEAR IN THE WORLD yesterday and scored big time!  You can too … here are just a few of the many amazing pieces there at the moment.

Great pieces for holiday parties …

Escada dress.

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Herve Leger dress.

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Daytime events:

Christian Lacroix knit top and skirt and Christian Louboutin espadrilles.

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Fendi dress.

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Daytime staples:

Marni blouse and sweater.
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Ralph Lauren cashmere sweaters.

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Brunello Cucinelli blouse.

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Hit the beach in this Juicy Couture bathing suit.

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Day to evening jackets:

Akris.

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Chloe.

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Marni leather jacket.

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Louis Vuitton shoes.

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There is so much more!  The pieces are in perfect condition, the prices are fantastic and owner Audrey and her right hand saleswoman Louise will help you find your style and size!  And if you are looking to make some room in your closet, they are happy to consign your pieces too!

WEAR IN THE WORLD
859 4th Avenue South
Naples, FL 34102
239.263.2997

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Allison

Dec
12
2014

Why We Shop LOCAL … And You Should Too.

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1. Customer Service Is Better.  Local stores hire employees with a more specific product expertise that can provide better one-on-one service.

2. Job Creation. Shops in our community create local employment and self-employment. These people in turn spend money in our community.

3. Shopping Local SAVES You Money. Forget what big box chain stores have been trying to tell you. Without having to spend on travel, fees, and shipping, shopping local is more often than not less expensive.

4. Local Businesses Give Back. Small businesses donate about twice as much per employee to charitable organizations as large businesses.

5. Shopping Local Helps The Environment. When you shop local your products require less packaging and don’t travel as far, thus you are contributing to a smaller carbon footprint.

6. You Make A Human Connection And Create An Experience. Local business owners curate their products specifically with you in mind. They know the area and your needs. And, quite often, you will leave a store with a new bit of information or piece of advise.

7. It Makes Your Community Unique. Our small businesses are what makes our area different than other cities. They give our community character and personality.

8. Support A Dream. When you buy local you are supporting someone’s dreams and goals. Shopping local keeps our creative community alive!

9. Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is. Naples is a special place. Shopping local keeps the money in our city so that we can continue to build a stronger and better community.

10. Your Neighbors, Friends and Family are the owners and employees of our local businesses. And that is reason enough!

Not convinced? Check out OUR FAVORITE LOCAL FINDS FOR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON and our SCOUT LOCAL BUSINESSES.

(Thank you, TSG Virginia Beach & Norfolk for the info and inspiration for this post!)

Happy Holidays!

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Allison

Dec
11
2014

Versailles in Naples

THOMAS RILEY STUDIO introduces it’s Versailles Collection to Naples and you are cordially invited to the exhibition opening party!

THOMAS RILEY STUDIO
26 10th Street South
Naples, FL 34102
December 11, 2014
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

La Petite Blanche et Noire

“The Versailles Collection renders homage to one of the world’s greatest treasures.  Paramount to our story was not merely to draw inspiration from Versailles but to somehow help carry its legacy into the future.” — Chad Jensen, Designer of the Versailles Collection

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The collection is conveyed through materials and processes worthy of a modern day Versailles, each piece is presented in limited edition, engraved with the edition number, date, and signature of the designer.

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The exhibit runs through January 1, 2015.  See you there!

THOMAS RILEY STUDIO
26 10th Street South
Naples, FL 34102
239.594.1098

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Allison

Dec
8
2014