Season in Southwest Florida is here with all of its busy traffic and waiting in lines at restaurants and beautiful weather. The weather is the main reason for visitors this time of year. Most of the stores, restaurants and attractions are open and welcoming the public, however, the Naples Pier will take quite a while to restore from this last storm. There is plenty of construction happening all over town with a new look emerging from the Naples that we all knew.
Crayton Cove is no exception. The Dock at Crayton Cove has reopened a few months ago with a newly remodeled space and menu to boast. Bleu Provence and Chez Boët are open and retaining their ambience with French menu offerings that they have become known for. Napoli on the Bay and Phil Fisher Gallery are in their last season at their current location, hoping for a great few months left in this charming area by the water. This month, Phil Fisher Gallery is featuring a show titled “Calm Waters”. It offers paintings of familiar Naples scenes on the water, by Jan Ellen Atkielski, Kevin Barton, Phil Fisher and Natalie Guess of various sizes and mediums. Stop in and pick out a favorite! Sunday, February 26 and Monday, February 27, Jan Ellen Atkielski is offering a workshop of palette knife painting in oils that might have space available still. Located where 8th Street South and 12th Avenue South intersect at the flagpole by the Naples Bay.