Entries by LifeInNaples

Jeffrey Binder

I grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside of Washington DC. When I was a kid we were in a little suburban community surrounded by farms and now you can see the elevated highway from our former backyard, surrounded by housing complexes. My dad worked the Department of Agriculture and my mom was an […]

Hair and pH (Part 2)

Let’s review from the last issue. Hair is protein. Chemicals adversely affect this protein. To color hair we need to get to the inner layer of hair. The goal is to use a higher pH which is more alkaline than acid. Logically then we must look for a quality product that will do the color […]


In my entire career I’ve never had anyone stop into one of my showrooms and say, “could you help me design an ugly kitchen”? Nope, that’s never happened. It goes without saying that we want our kitchens to be beautiful and that’s what a good kitchen designer strives for. But we, as designers, must remember […]

The Immokalee Foundation is gearing up for its signature Charity Classic events

by Noemi Y. Perez Chairs and committee members for The Immokalee Foundation have been busy planning and preparing for their most important fundraisers of the year – the Charity Classic Celebration and Charity Classic Pro-Am golf tournament. The foundation’s signature events take place beginning Friday, November 8 through Monday, November 11 in Naples. Janet and […]

The “Fool’s Gold Coast”

by Dr. Michael Parsons, The Water School, Florida Gulf Coast University Head east across Alligator Alley, and you’ll end up at what many people refer to as the “Gold Coast” due to the affluence of the area. Meanwhile, here on the west coast, we’re in danger of becoming the “Fool’s Gold Coast”. Why do I […]

Zookeepers Visit Africa – Hands-On in Giraffe Conservation

by Kelsey Burr, Naples Zoo Marketing Associate Naples Zoo is proud to be a VIP partner of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), the only nongovernmental organization in the world that concentrates solely on the conservation and management of giraffe in the wild throughout Africa. Naples Zoo also funds the salary of Dr. Sara Ferguson, GCF’s […]

Legacies of the Guardians of Liberty

The book “The Greatest Generation,” by Tom Brokaw, has given rise to the naming of a group of men and women who were born between 1914 and 1929. They grew up in the Great Depression, fought in World War II, and then went on to rebuild a shattered world. These humble folks should have been learning the lessons of youth, but instead they answered the […]

Howard Simon faces Challenges Naturally

As the leader of the Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union for nearly 30 years, he was the point man on issues such as same-sex marriage, gay adoption, private school vouchers, the right to die, and voting eligibility and counting. His choice for a retirement home, amid the treetops of Sanibel Island, represents a sea change from the pulse of downtown Miami. […]