Greetings from Paradise by Linda Harden

An Up to the Minute Snippet – – Time Sensitive

Hi, everyone. Happy Wednesday (and it is a happy Wednesday since it is the day Bob Harden and I get to go to our dance lesson )! Time has kind of gotten away from me on a few things….and since I am discovering that many folks are already back in town, these are events/openings, etc. that you should know about ... Read More »

Greetings from Paradise – – a Mid-September Edition

Hi, everyone — Happy Wednesday! I have lots of interesting things to get to, but first, indulge me for a moment while I write AGAIN about our favorite Tuesday night destination, Weekend Willie’s. Mudbone, our most favorite funky blues band outdid themselves again last evening and had the crowd on its feet several times. A couple of things to note ... Read More »

How Greetings from Paradise started.

In August of 2004, Hurricane Charley came roaring through just north of Naples and pretty much decimated Pt. Charlotte and other communities along the Gulf and the Caloosahatchee River.  Bob and I sat at our kitchen table and watched as Charley rage as transponders popped and tree branches flew by our windows.  Fortunately, the Trieste never lost power, so we were able ... Read More »

“Greetings from Paradise” – An After Labor Day Edition

Hi, everyone.  Happy September!  Wow — where did summer go, right?  Bob and I are just back from a couple of FABULOUS weekend trips — one to Osterville, Massachusetts on Cape Cod to visit beloved long-time Boston neighbors in their spectacular home…and the last — over the Labor Day weekend- to visit our wonderful Naples neighbors in yet another magnificent ... Read More »

Yet Another Up-to-the-Minute Snippet

Hi, everyone.  Me again.  I had more news almost immediately after my last “Greetings” but thought I should give you a break for a few days.     There is so much going on that it makes my brain hurt…so we are glad to be heading up to Cape Cod tomorrow for a long weekend with great friends.  Some R&R is ... Read More »

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 »