Southwest Florida is a funny place, sort of sleepy and filled with a lot of mid-western feeling plazas compared to the frenetic Latin American vibe of Miami. But the area can be beautiful when you’re lounging on the gulf coast, especially in Naples. The water is azure with very gentle waves and the sand is soft beige white mix just asking you to stay a while. Since we go down there at least twice a year for the parents, I’m starting to see the qualities of this sleepier part of Florida of it that I like rather than those I don’t. Being able to paint at the beach, day dreaming I’m on the Cote Azur for a little bit, is always a nice perk of some late winter sun on a would be work day.
Get some sun.
Baleen in Naples to get a beach table with a fire pit and watch the sunset,
Vanderbilt beach in Naples especially because the Ritz Carlton serves tiki drinks on the sand even if you’re not staying,
Eat a blackened grouper sandwich. mmm.