Glass Art on the Hidden Veranda E

We recently had the great pleasure of attending a wonderful evening called Dinner With Artists, which is put on by the Naples Art Association. It was a mixture of entertainment, learning and delicious food, which was a perfect equation for fun.

If you find yourself with the opportunity to attend one of these events, we highly recommend you do so! In fact, you may want to check out the next event, coming up in May at Coast in Edgewater Beach Hotel.


Getting to Know Beefstro's Gourmet Beefs

Just off Naples Boulevard (in the JoAnn Fabric’s shopping center near Costco), there is a place where natives of Chicago seem to gravitate. It’s almost as if they can smell the beef and the Chicago dawgs in the air. And you know if the natives and visitors from Chicago fill the restaurant on a regular basis — the food is definitely authentic and totally delicious.

If you haven’t yet heard of Beefstro’s but you love hand-crafted sandwiches which are full of flavor and made with love, you need to find your way over there soon.


Peruvian Delights & Girl Power

On the evening of Thursday, October 23rd, 2014, a hungry and excited crowd of people gathered at Inca’s Kitchen to get a sneak preview of the Warrior One movie trailer and meet the girls and team which took a 5-month journey to Machu Picchu. The evening was part of the ongoing fundraising which is being done to make the documentary, Warrior One, become reality and complete post-production of the movie. You might remember us talking about the event recently.

But the movie is really only the tip of the iceberg. Because it’s more about starting a movement to empower young girls of all walks of life by encouraging them to connect more with their inner self by pushing their own limits in nature. (more…)

Halloween Spooktakular on Fifth Avenue South

Every Halloween, parents across Naples have the same discussion: where are you going Trick or Treating this year??

You want a safe alternative that doesn’t require you to drive to multiple locations (because let’s face it, parents want the ordeal to go as painlessly as possible for all involved) but your kids still want to make a huge haul of candy.  But their short legs get tired quickly and you don’t really want to get involved with hordes of people…so maybe you were just thinking you’ll stay home and hope the goblins in your neighborhood don’t get too rowdy.


Foodie Naples Presents Casey Weston

If you missed the free Casey Weston concert at Tacos & Tequila Cantina on September 13th, you missed an incredible show!

Foodie Naples and Tacos & Tequila Cantina partnered together to bring performing star Casey Weston to Southwest Florida for an exceptional event. Weston, who wowed millions with her performance on NBC’s The Voice, packed the venue to compliment a great evening of fun, food and fundraising! (more…)

Getting to Know The Cider Press Cafe

From the busy street outside, you would never imagine the culinary wonders that await you inside the doors of The Cider Press Cafe. Tucked away in a strip mall at the intersection of Immokalee and Airport Pulling, The Cider Press Cafe is now one of my favorite restaurants in Naples and if you truly love incredible food, you have got to visit soon! (more…)

Family Night for $50 or less

After the huge success of our recent post about heading out for a night on Fifth Avenue South with only $50 in our pocket to spend for the whole date night evening (which was a great time), we decided to make cheap meals and entertainment, whether with friends, your spouse or the family, and more a regular feature on This time around, we decided to see if we can have a great night out as a family of 3, without spending a fortune. And guess what? We had dinner, drinks, mini-golf and dessert for under $50 bucks! Read on to learn more about our night.


A Chat with Chef Vincenzo @ Osteria Tulia

In the middle of Fifth Avenue South, you will find Osteria Tulia, offering authentic rustic Italian cuisine and atmosphere. As you approach the restaurant, you feel like you’re taking a trip to the back roads of Italy.

As you walk inside, you will immediately feel that comfortable, warm, inviting atmosphere which can only come with lots of vision and attention to detail. Much of the interior is made from reclaimed Dade County pine and bricks from a Chicago firehouse built in the 1940’s. (more…)