Tuesday, December 27, 2016
The French architect-decorator, Robert Couturier, whom my old dear friend and mentor Tice Alexander jokingly called "Bob Taylor" said something about paradise being a place where you go when you are dead- and we all know what he meant- he had a Naples client when he was quoted as making this very Gallic acerbic remark- and it is funny.
These snap shots capture a tiny glimpse of Christmas in Naples- where opulence is making a huge comeback- it's only just beginning.
I so enjoyed the visit from my family this year, and we made the rounds from the Ritz Carlton, to Tarpon Lodge, to Third Street South. I saw many, many old friends and acquaintances and was so happy to see them. One's true wealth is measured in health and friends and family.
Trusting that all of my readers and followers had an enjoyable holiday and will have an even better New Years Eve and New Year! Here comes 2017! Ready or not! DF *****
Monday, December 19, 2016
Fun places to shop downtown: Paper Merchant (for wacky cards, gifts and wrapping paper) A Mano (higher end gifts) J. McLaughlin (tropical colored clothing) and my personal fave, since they have a bar with complimentary rum runners- ISLAND COMPANY, (fun clothing items for men and women and cute tropical themed gifts) (Palm Beach, Nantucket, Naples, Martha's Vineyard, Grand Cayman) Check out their site- ! XOXO Dean. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Designer Candice Olson, was the celebrity guest for the 2016 Kravet Naples holiday party- she was kind enough to let me appear with her in this image- and Candice has partnered with Kravet for new lines - exciting!
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Thursday, December 1, 2016
|Designer, Dann Foley|
I was just browsing the printed copy of the new HOME ACCENTS TODAY, and found this interesting SoCal designer, Dann Foley . Since I can't resist a pretty face and the fact that we share similar initials- thought I'd feature him for December first! He's in the midst of growing his business from just interior design to product design. Good luck Dann!
|Amato lamp by Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort|