A New Year’s Change

Welcome to 2018. If you’re flipping through these pages and are wondering whether you’re in the right place, you are! With 12 fresh months at our feet, we’ve opted for a new year of renewal, reflection and change here at Cape Coral Lifestyle.


A Season of Giving

As we turn the page of this year’s calendar to December, it seems like it was just yesterday we were singing carols, unwrapping gifts and toasting to 2017. Now—as unbelievable as it may seem—it’s time to do it all over again.

Those Who Give

Weeks ago I had this letter finished but had to rewrite it after Irma passed through. I can't tell you how many people have said to me, "We really dodged a bullet," and, yes, we did. This was my first hurricane experience, and it's such a mix of emotions. I've never had a time in my life where everything literally…

Cape Cuisine

Food. It’s essential. It’s an art form. It nourishes the body and touches our souls. Food defines our cultures and it can even transport us through time. Purple cauliflower, chocolate for breakfast, and nourishments that help people sleep, have more energy or focus their attention are big in 2017. What will the food trends bring us next? If you love…

What happened to summer?

I blinked my eyes and it's gone! A few trips up north, a few camps for the kids and next thing I know it's September. I don't feel like I got much downtime and quite honestly, I want a do over! The good thing is, in Southwest Florida you are really only five work days away from your next vacation,…

Why do we keep pets?

The relationship between humans and pets can be dated back 2,000 years. In what is now Israel, archeologists uncovered a burial with a puppy in the hand of a human. There is documentation of pets being kept in the Fertile Crescent. Artifacts, artwork and archeological evidence of pets existing in Ancient Egypt are plentiful. Chinese emperor Ling-Ti of the Han…

Healthy Living in Cape Coral

I'm not afraid to say that I am forty-something, but I'm not sure how I got here. It feels like it was just a few days ago that I was excited to get my drivers license, go to prom and graduate high school. I blinked and now I am a mom, wife and dare I say it, "middle aged." However,…

This one’s for the gents!

I may start trouble, but I’ll say it, anyway. It’s not easy being a man in the 21st century! Just as women’s roles have changed, so have our ideas about masculinity. Bread-winning, succeeding, giving and leading are difficult roles for anyone to fulfill. Balancing family and a career can be difficult not just for women, but men too. For most…

For the Ladies

Calling all ladies, this issue is for you! What better month to celebrate the fabulous, fierce females that call Cape Coral home? Of course May is Mother's Day, but I think it's a shame to only give this holiday just one day. So, we've decided to dedicated the entire issue to you! I mean, I think we all deserve to…

April 2017 Lifestyle Letter

When first visiting Cape Coral I took pictures of the birds, leaned my face toward the sun every chance I got and biked the southern end of Pine Island. On a February trip, I took an amateur shot of a pelican with its head slightly turned toward the lens as it paddled along the Henley canal. After a long flight…