What to Wear: Cape Coral Edition

 Article Sarah Keech | Photography Gregory Wagner  A lot of people probably assume the uniform of Cape Coral is shorts, T-shirts and flip-flops year-round. In reality, many Cape Coral residents absolutely love fashion and enjoy shopping for the latest styles and trends.  Just in time for Vogue’s famous annual September issue, we found some of the best fashion looks right…

Jazz Up Your Shrimp

 Article Sarah Keech | Photography Gregory Wagner  There was a good chance Slate’s—the popular New Orleans-inspired restaurant and jazz club tucked a block off Cape Coral Parkway—might have never happened.  “We came to Cape Coral to retire,” says Nancy Cotter, co-owner of the restaurant with her husband, Allan. “We thought we were ready to relax, slow down our pace and…

Getting FUNky for a Great Cause

 Article Sarah Keech | Photography Gregory Wagner  IBERIABANK and PACE Center for Girls of Lee County hosted the FUNky Fashion Show event in June at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. The sold-out fashion show featured one-of-a-kind pieces—made completely from recycled or repurposed items—created by individuals and businesses.  “ToniRae Hurley from IBERIABANK came to us about four years ago, and she had…

The Art of the Beard

 Article Sarah Keech | Photography Gregory Wagner  Beards seem to be more popular than ever. Everyone from HRH Prince Harry and CNN’s Wolf Blitzer to NBA star James Harden and former late-night host David Letterman is sporting facial hair of all varieties. Even Cape Coral Mayor Joe Coviello rocks a beard.  If you don’t have one, you might not realize beards…

Ribbon Cuttings and More

There is always a lot going on in Cape Coral. Here are some recent snapshots from events all around town.

Cape Coral Loves Animals

 Article Sarah Keech | Photography Gregory Wagner  Pets and animals in Cape Coral come in all different shapes and sizes. There are also the amazing people who love and care for them. We set out to get several different stories about the pets and animals and their owners/handlers—and we certainly found some fantastic ones!  The K9 and His Best Friend

Hit the Town with Your Pet!

 Article Sarah Keech | Photography Gregory Wagner  We are lucky to live in a wonderful pet-friendly city, and there are so many things pets and their parents can do to get out and enjoy the community together.  For some exercise, there’s Waggin’ Tails Dog Park at Rotary Park, Pooch Park in nearby North Fort Myers and many other off-leash parks within…

Blue Line Bears

 Article Sarah Keech | Photography Gregory Wagner  Megan O'Grady, a 16-year-old student at Bishop Verot High School, says she believes in law enforcement. As the daughter of a police officer, Megan is keenly aware that many officers have lost their lives in the line of duty. To comfort the loved ones left behind, Megan started the nonprofit organization Blue Line Bears,…

Play the Part

What You Need to Create Unique Play Areas Perfect for Your Kiddos’ Unique Interests Nicolette Martin What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question we were all asked as kids—one that was so innocently answered with whatever our obsession of the week was. Maybe today your child wants to be … Continued

Escape the Summer Sizzle!

 Article Sarah Keech | Photography Gregory Wagner  Don’t let Southwest Florida’s infamous heat, humidity and pesky afternoon rainstorms force you to stay indoors all summer. Cape Coral Lifestyle visited four fantastic and family-friendly places to explore, play and relax. Be sure to bring your camera to capture these cool adventures!  Banana Bay Tour Company