Greetings from Paradise by Linda Harden

Sorry — can’t help it. There is more news! One more Snippet for the weekend.

Hi, everyone — this will be pretty quick…but this news just could not wait.    Fabulous Inca’s Kitchen’s second location in Naples will be ready to open in September in the Pavilion Shopping Center.  Just to remind you, it will be located where the China Pavilion restaurant used to be.  So excited to have an Inca’s Kitchen so close to ... Read More »

Yet ANOTHER “Up to the Minute” Snippet — More MERCATO News!

Good Morning!!  Yup, me again — sorry, folks but when news breaks, I feel the need to get it to you right away.   Mercato is welcoming several new tenants and they are as follows:   Paper Source — a premier papery and online retailer offering a unique selection of “fine and artisanal papers, invitations and announcements, personalized and distinctive gifts, ... Read More »

Late Breaking News — An “Up to the Minute Snippet”

Happy Tuesday to all.  Do you remember when I mentioned how exciting it is to be in Naples during the summer??  Well, here are some headlines and they are the perfect example of what I meant:   Lutgert Companies has purchased the remaining property at the Mercato (the vacant area just north of Whole Foods and continuing east along the border ... Read More »

Greetings from Paradise — A July 4th Edition

Happy Independence Day, everyone.  Here’s hoping that those of  you who are summering elsewhere are enjoying the summer so far and not getting hammered by some of the nasty weather which has been going around — and now Hurricane Arthur.     I was going to write this “Greetings” later this afternoon after watching the Men’s Semifinal matches at Wimbledon. ... Read More »

Greetings from Paradise — A Mid-June Edition

Hi, everyone.  I thought today would be a good day to catch up with you all.  It is, in fact, the middle of June, most of you are elsewhere AND I finally have some time to fill you in on the latest.  Also. Bob and I are headed to the new restaurant in the Mercato called the Rusty Bucket tonight and ... Read More »

Up to the Minute Snippet — Paragon Theater

Good afternoon to all.  Thanks to a good friend who was in search of Royal Scoop ice cream for dinner last evening, we now know that the Paragon Theater in the Pavilion Shopping Center has opened for a “soft opening” as of today.  They are only offering a few movies this week and then “Spider Man” exclusively this weekend.  Next ... Read More »

Greetings from Paradise – A First Day of Spring Edition

Happy Thursday to all.  And yes, today is the first day of Spring — how quickly this season is racing by…but I say that all the time, don’t I?  It is so true, though — feels like we need seat belts  just to keep us on course during this busy time.   I have not written for a while because, yes, we in ... Read More »

Yet Another “Up to the Minute Snippet” – Happy Anniversary

Happy Saturday to all — and, by the way, it is a very special Saturday for me and Bob Harden.  It happens to be our 39th wedding anniversary today!  In case you might be wondering how we are celebrating — Bob is finishing up playing in a 3-day golf tournament with a good friend at the Pelican Nest Invitational (which ... Read More »

An Up-to-the-Minute Snippet — A Valentine’s Day Edition

Happy Valentine’s Day to all!   And rest assured, this snippet will be VERY brief.   I wanted to alert you all right away about the truly spectacular edition to 5th Avenue South — Avenue5 –which used to be McCabe’s Irish Pub and is adjacent to the Inn on Fifth.  My alert is:  You MUST go.   Everything about the restaurant ... Read More »

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday, everyone.  Yes, it has been way too long since I have written — and I do apologize — but I have a couple….well, actually three…. good excuses.  The first one, of course, was the media battle being waged in Pelican Bay/Bay Colony over a contract with Comcast being booted in favor of a contract with a Bahama-owned, much ... Read More »