December 2016 Lifestyle Letter

‘Tis The Season! I remember the day I arrived in Cape Coral like it was yesterday. A Midwest girl in search of sunshine and palm trees. Ready to trade the snow and cold for sand and saltwater. I have raised my children here, worked and played here. Twenty years later, there is no place I would rather be!


Cape Coral's 31st Annual Oktoberfest took place October 21 - 23 and 28 - 30. It is the largest party of the year in the community and THE event for fun, good food, freshly poured domestic and German beer, live music on several stages, laughter and dancing.

December 2016 Around Town

On Wednesday, September 21, Lifeline Family Center was honored to open its doors to Team Depot, a collection of giving Home Depot employees, as they arrived from across the U.S. to help with two kitchen rehab projects, valued at more than $52,000.

Angels Among Us

They live among us and accomplish great deeds. Their fundraising supports the City of Cape Coral, Parks & Recreation Department’s Special Populations program and increases community awareness about the needs of individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities.


Executive Chefs and co-owners of Black Salt Culinary, Fabrice Deletrain and Benjamin Voisin, were about to serve a wedding night dinner for eight at a private home in Cape Coral when news of the terrorist attack in Paris reached the party. The groom immediately got up from the table, went over to the two chefs and asked if they were…

Sharing Comfort & Shipping Cheer

The holidays foster images of abundance, families gathering around dining tables overflowing with platters and bowls filled with tradition and plenty. Big screen televisions make their way to Christmas lists and standing in line at 3:00 a.m. for the latest gadgets, a pastime. However, for the service men and women protecting our freedoms in places like Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq,…

The Importance Of An Estate Plan

This is the time of year when families come together to enjoy each other’s company and reflect on how special those people are to you. It is also a time to plan for your life, estate and giving. It is important to have a plan in place or have your existing plan reviewed every few years. Life changes, relationships change,…


While sitting around a rustic table in the cozy consultation room at LadyCakes Bakery, clients sometimes exclaim, “I have no idea what I want!" Bubbling with personality and an infectious laugh, co-owner, Bess Charles reassures her client, "Well, I'm going to tell you what you want!"


Walking into La Corte Garden Bistro is like entering a lovely, funky chic paradise that begs to be explored. Multi roomed, loaded with character, it's filled with warmth and understated elegance.

Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum

Forget the cookies and milk! Everyone knows what Santa wants when he's in SW Florida...RUM DRINKS! Here are some of the best rum recipes to spice up your holiday party or enjoy solo while wrapping gifts. For an award winning flavor, use only the best - Cape Coral's Wicked Dolphin Rums. Using 100% Florida Sugar and local ingredients, Wicked Dolphin…