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It’s raining….WHAT!

March 25, 2016

It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is….we’ll…probably sleeping in.  So you come to Florida to dance in the sunshine, swim with the Dolphins, have fruity cocktails while watching the sunset, and then look what happens….IT RAINS!  What!!  That wasn’t in the brochure?  Well, rest easy, I’m going to show you how to enjoy a rainy day in Naples.

First…after you have woken up and looked out the window…complained and fussed…, go get yourself a cup of coffee. Next, pick one of these fun things to keep you amused when the sky is dropping H2O.

Lunch Out….

Boy or boy, let me tell you, we’ve got restaurants galore.  Go out and try a new restaurant (some listed on this site).  Make it a long, lovely, lunch.  Don’t let that waiter rush you…take you’re time and enjoy. Everyone needs a 3 hour lunch once in a while!  Here are a few of my favorites.

Bricktops at Waterside
D’Amico’s
Masa
La Bazenne on Fifth

Movie Day!!

Put your little rain boots on and head over to Silverspot at Mercado.  This is one of my all time favorite things to do.  They have really comfy, large, relaxing, snuggly chairs (yea…I like the chairs).  You can get food and drinks (yes…full bar folks) and reserved seating.  You can pick which seat you want.  I’m a “G” row person myself.  Not too close, not too far from the screen.  Anyway, try it, you’ll like it…I promise.

Silverspot Theater

Shopping!

Come on!!! Everyone likes to have a little retail therapy on a rainy day.  Naples gives you PLENTY of places that accept that little plastic card or cash.  These stores would love to recommend the perfect outfit or perfect accessory.  You need to bring home a souvenir anyway, so make this the day for it.  Go for a wander (I love that word).  I believe I have perfected the art of wandering.  Anyway…Waterside Shops, Venetian Village, 5th and 3rd Street and Coconut Point are just a few of the great wandering spots.

Waterside Shops

 

Walk on the Beach..

What?  Walking on the beach in the rain?  I know this sounds a little bit ridiculous, but how about a romantic walk on the beach.  Of course, if it’s thundering, do what the weather folks say…”When Thunder roars…STAY indoors!”  But if it’s just sprinkling, grab that umbrella and take a walk.  Very ZEN….can you say OMMMMMMM.

beachstorm

Get cozy

If all those suggestions seem a bit too adventurous, choose to relax and get cozy.  Put those fuzzy slippers on, pour yourself some tea and grab a good book.  When you’re in Florida there’s a lot of pressure to enjoy that beach, swim in the water and check out those restaurants.  Use today as a good excuse to just “BE”.  I’m trying to perfect this myself (hey…no judging my bunny slippers!).

Relax

There you go!  Enjoy your rainy day in Naples and remember, it’s never rains for long in SW Florida!

Pam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eat

La Moraga and Tapas Tuesday!

August 17, 2015
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There’s a new restaurant in town and it’s name is La Moraga! I’ve seen this building while driving back and forth on US 41 for a while, and wasn’t quite sure what to think.  It was a very modern building, that’s for sure. Well, upon further investigation (I love to investigate new things!), I found out it was a Spanish Tapas restaurant.  So…on Friday night, my hubby and I decided to give it a try and guess what…..(drum roll…) we LOVED it!! The food was delish. We actually went two times that week.  On Friday we ate in the bar and took advantage of their happy hour. In the summer, they are offering select $5.00 tapas and drink specials until 6. The following Tuesday, we went back with our good friends and ate in the restaurant side. Tuesdays are called Tapas Tuesdays…buy one Tapas and get one free. You didn’t have to ask me twice.

The décor inside is refreshingly modern and full of clean lines and great lighting.  They have a huge bar where you can sit and watch the chefs create…great for date night!

Lamoraga

Here’s a little peek at the menu.  YUM!

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We started with a cheese and meat platter and continued on with a salad, meat crochettes, shrimp and a meat slider… ALL great.

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la moraga

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la moraga

Needless to say, we will be back.  If you’re looking for a fun evening out, try out La Moraga.  You’ll become a new fan of Tapas!!

rpn