Archive for the ‘People’ Category

Singer ALUS

Alus may be eighteen, but she definitely doesn’t look nor sound the part. At a glimpse, Alus is a passionate, sophisticated, and talented young woman with a big voice and the ability to play and write her own music.

From a suburban town in New Jersey, Alus grew up with a strong connection to music. It was evident that Alus was a star from a young age, as she would entertain her family with radio hits by singing and choreographing routines.

Alus’ musical bloodline runs deep. Her gra…

Joyce Giraud – Young, Beautiful & Fabulous

If you have yet to meet the newest cast member of the BRAVO TV Network franchise, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”, Season 4, which premiered November, 2013, then you haven’t met Joyce Giraud. This lovely, accomplished actress, producer, director, and philanthropist, is a beauty queen, wife and mother.


Most young girls dream of being swept off their feet, whisked away to adventures unknown, or daydream about living a glamorous lifestyle derived from Hans Christian Anderson …

Life, Love & Music

An undeniably-stunning woman and an explosively entertaining vocalists, who has been dubbed Indie-pop’s “It Girl,” Darnaa, originally from Sacramento, California. Darnaa now resides in “The Big Apple” and is currently touring in Florida.

Having the chance to sit down with Darnaa, between her tour to speak about her inspirations and new release.


What was the first tune you ever learned?

Everyone always learns the Happy Birthday song first…lol


When did you dec…

Pace Center To Honor Three More Local Women

PACE Center for Girls of Lee County has selected three more women to be honored at the Sixth Annual Grande Dames Tea honoring some of our community’s most revered women.

This year’s honorees are:

● Barbara Norris Brown of Fort Myers– This 82-year-old doesn’t know the meaning of “retire.” As the full-time Development Coordinator of Hope Healthcare Services, she works with donors to the non-profit organization to help them accomplish their goals, just as she has done for th…

Designing from the Ground Up

When we first profiled Sarasota-based interior designer Richard C. Carpenter, A.S.I.D. in July, 2011, he had only recently relocated to SWFL from New York City. Now, nearly three years later, Carpenter has established himself as a busy, award-winning interior designer and a highly visible contributor to the Sarasota Arts and Design community.

Last Spring, Carpenter opened “RCC Design + Studio” on one of the hottest downtown streets in Sarasota, at 1280 N. Palm Ave, directly across from …

Dr. Verwest Joins Physicians’ Primary Care of SWF

Dr. Michael S. Verwest has joined the family practice of Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida in the Lehigh Acres office at 3507 Lee Blvd. He is accepting new patients.

Dr. Verwest has been a physician for more than 25 years, working first at the Cape Coral family practice office of Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida before joining the Veterans Administration in Port Charlotte for the past five years.

He is board-certified in Family Practice.

He is a graduate…


Dr. Mardelle DeLight has joined Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida. She is a family practice physician at the Cape Coral office at 1304 S.E. 8th Terrace. She is accepting new patients.

Dr. DeLight received her M.D. degree from the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine in Netherland Antillies and served her residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and the University of Nebraska. She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from University o…

Behind the Clothes… Summer Crosley

A jet-setting international model, actress and activist. Summer Crosley started life in a small town, among the green acres and national forests. Later, heading to Miami to start her career in modeling, along with some noted shows as Nip Tuck and Californication.

We get a chance to speak with Summer for a moment, one on one.


What drew you to the world of fashion?

I was drawn to the world of fashion at a very young age. By the time I was 12, I would subscribe to every fashion ma…

Traditional and Complimentary Cancer Care

Nobody ever wants to hear the words, “You have cancer. I’m sorry.” Cancer affects people daily and does not discriminate. The natural inclination in conjunction with the fear, shock and the unknown after receiving a cancer diagnosis is to sort out all viable options, including seeking the best medical advice and treatment from a compassionate, caring doctor who is equally determined to fight for quality longevity.


Eric T. Lubiner, D.O., Board Certified Physician in Medical Onco…

Designer Profile – Kris Jane

Among thousands and thousands of design talents from around the globe coming up every year, Kris Jane, a brilliant young designer, whose breathtaking unique prints have caught the attention of many admirers. Who believe she plays a vital role in shaping new fashion rends.


Kris Jane’s designs reflect a combination of elegant silhouette and a courageous experimentation with colors and patterns. It has been her obsession to create her own prints. Immediately after her university stud…