Hanging out with the rich and famous can be tiring at times. We do it for all the right reasons: our friends have large houses and often do not know we're in situ, when they find out they smile weakly and go about their business, etc. Naples Florida is our latest venue.
While they are out yachting we do hit the stores and the bars and happened upon Aqua, which is fairly new and often jammed. Being a Monday we were fortunate to get two seats at the very nice bar where Molly was working as a bar tender. All drinks during Happy Hour (2-7, M/F) are 4 dollars even top shelf ones! Appetizers are marvelous as well--I recommend the Mahi Mahi smoked pate. Food prices are at the end of the high range in the dining area but you can make aq meal of appetizers and of course, Libations.
Highly recommended if the Rolls is in for detailing
Expect huge traffic on US 41, the major artery as every tourist in the world wonders where they are. Hint: when everyone in the car is pointing one way assume they will stop quickly and perhaps head the other way. People tend to leave their turn signals on for the duration of the journey too.
Police tend to frown upon red light running and "hollywood stops" and there are cameras to enforce this--which is good.
Shopping is still in high season so prepare for elevated prices everywhere. Plenty of choices too.
Food as I mentioned is plentiful but with no reservations the lines can be long and waits too. Randy's fish market where we dined last night had a 45 minute wait for a table.
Weather is nice, actually warm, so should be nice for your visit.
Have fun--staying at the Ritz?