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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
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


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.


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!).


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









Coffee time!….at The Brick Coffee and Bar

March 19, 2016

Do you like coffee?  How about creamy, frothy, chocolaty coffee?  For me there is nothing better…especially a frothy, latte with a shake or two of chocolate on the top.  How does that sound for a midday pick-me up?

The Brick Coffee and Bar

We were wandering down 5th Avenue last week in Naples and decided to try out The Brick Coffee and Bar.

We had just eaten, so a great cup of coffee was what we were after.  I ordered a Latte with frothed coconut milk.  When I was asked if I would like chocolate on top, my answer was a loud YES!

The Brick Coffee and Bar

The Brick Coffee and Bar is a great little place to stop in for a bite and coffee/tea.  They also serve beer and wine (tempting, but a little too early in the day).   While you’re there, you’ll notice the cute decor (chandeliers included) and a really nice staff.  If you’re wandering down 5th Avenue, it’s about half way down on the North side of the street.  Perfectly placed to take a break while shopping.  The address is 531 5th Avenue South.

The Brick Coffee and Bar

The Brick Coffee and Bar

My next visit will definitely include lunch as their sandwiches and salads looked delicious!

Give The Brick Coffee and Bar a try…I know you’ll like it.  Don’t forget to ask for the powdered chocolate topping!



Three for Thursday!

October 30, 2014

You know those things you see in a store, try them out and just love them, gotta have them, life would be so much better with them?  Well, that’s what “Three for Thursdays” is all about.

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