Paint the Town with JOY!
August 17, 2022
We Neapolitans love our town and are proud that it continues to be recognized as the happiest city in America. Naples is growing and becoming more beautiful and sophisticated every year.
It is the perfect time for a biographer to come along, who depicts Naples’s life in the same joyful manner and happy perspective as all the citizens of Naples.
And this biographer has recently arrived – her name is Joy Stanley, and she is an artist.
East West Fine Art presents Naples’s history through the paintings by Joy Stanley.
Many people come to the gallery and admire the places of Naples that they love, painted in “whim-storical” manner, as Joy calls it – history meets whimsy.
Let’s review with a smile some of our favorite Naples’s landmarks!
From the cheerful red umbrellas to the generous mimosas – who doesn’t love Jane’s Café for the best Sunday brunch? Shadowy patio creates the atmosphere of a botanical garden or exotic orangery at some British estate of Victorian time.
What is the most exotic building in Naples? Definitely the former Café Lurcat (currently Del Mar Naples). It is a stunning showcase of Moorish architecture and elegance. It graces Fifth Avenue aesthetically as well as it pleases its customers gastronomically. Who else misses the Lurcat donuts on late night happy hour?
The delectable Bleu Provence with outstanding cuisine and wine is the perfect place for some girl talk. Its signature blue color palette in décor, cozy atmosphere of a village in south France: so many good memories to cherish, so many beautiful events to celebrate.
Grab your bikini and martini and head over to the glamorous Ritz Carton Beach Resort for a shot of upscale lounging. Good time, good music, meetings with old friends, and making new! Favorite place for Neapolitans and for those who are lucky enough to visit our beautiful town.
Celebrate your most precious family events – from weddings to baptisms in the iconic Trinity Church by the Cove. The graceful white temple was built about 70 years ago. It has become not only a place of worship, but also a spiritual center of the community, maintaining the links between generations and keeping best Naples’ tradition alive.
Towel off your sandy feet and live your best Florida life at Tommy Bahama’s on 3rd Street South. The unique geography and history of The Bahamas contributed to a distinctive architectural style — the “Bahamian clapboard house”. Friendly atmosphere of tropical islands reigns in this place!
by: Leeza Arkhangelskaya for the July 2022 issue of North Naples News