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LOCAL GIFT GUIDE | Whether your list is long or short, you will find it all in our community through our carefully curated local gift guides. Prepare to surprise and delight while supporting the small businesses in Naples. You`ll be sure to snag a spot on Santa’s good list! Find them all in our Gift Guide highlight or at our link in bio.
THE FACE BEHIND THE PLACE | Meet Lee McCarthy, president of @mad.travel.travel.leaders. When he`s not planning fabulous vacations for his clients, Lee and his wife, Lisa, are often out and about in Naples. Get to know their favorite spots around town during the holidays.
HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS? 42 years
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL HOLIDAY TRADITION? A stroll through Night Lights at @naplesbotanical and then a ride through Victoria Park to see the lights.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT NAPLES THIS TIME OF YEAR? We love the energy and all of the beautiful decorations downtown, not to mention the lighted palm trees at the entrance of every community.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LOCALLY SOURCED GIFT TO GIVE? A custom ceramic fish from The Clay Place, anything from @naplessoap, and of course, some @normanloveconfections chocolate.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LOCALLY SOURCED GIFT YOU’VE RECEIVED? A two-hour flight aboard a red bi-plane around Marco Island and Naples!
📷: @audrey_s_owen for #TSGNaplesVol11 (location: @naplesgranderesort)
DECEMBER EDITOR UPDATE | Our newest Naples city guide is now out, and if you`ve not picked yours up yet, you can find a list of all the local spots to grab a complimentary copy at our link in bio. They also make great gifts for those on your list who love supporting small businesses, finding hidden local gems, and jet-setting to new cities every chance they get, so visit thescoutguide.com to shop guides from all 80+ Scouted locations.
That also means we`ve begun to Scout new members for #TSGNaplesVol12! If you`re a small business owner in Naples who wants to grow your business and local network through our unmatched combination of print, digital, and in-person offerings, I`d love to chat with you. Based on reader feedback, we`d particularly love to add restaurants, luxury auto, plastic surgeons, spas, pet care, coffee shops, and country clubs to our collective... so please share with any that you think might be a good fit! 👀
Thank you for following us on Instagram this year and for supporting our mission to celebrate small business in Naples and beyond. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season! xo—Jennifer
SUPPORT LOCAL | We’re here to help you discover and get to know the incredible businesses right here in Naples. Visit the link in bio to browse our Scouted businesses, and as you #shopsmall this holiday season, be sure to tell them Scout sent you!
NIGHT LIGHTS IN THE GARDEN | Embrace Christmas in the tropics with the annual display of holiday lights and live music at @naplesbotanical. 🎄 Now through January 7, enjoy delicious seasonal cocktails and a full menu at Fogg Café before wandering the Garden during this festive local holiday tradition the entire family will love! Tickets sell quickly, so make sure to reserve yours today at naplesgarden.org. #tsgnaples #scouted #naplesbotanicalgarden #thingstodoinnaplesfl #lovefl #loveswfl #swfl #naples #naplesfl #inthe239