i love key west.
sunset dinner at louis’ backyard – the unparalleled view from our table.
a few of my very favorite images from one of my all-time favorite places – key west! i could write forever about this fabulous island, but this time i’ll let the photos tell the story…enjoy!
the best way to arrive in key west – via the overseas highway, US RT1 from miami.
i can see havana on my gps. awesome.
i *love* this.
pepe’s is the oldest, and best, place to eat in key west.
happiness is a blue door, a mermaid on your roof and a bicycle.
the infamous, rampant key west chickens!
key west was built with bricks from baltimore!
one of hemingway’s unique six-toed cats…
public trash cans downtown each have a unique, sassy message promoting cleanliness.
sunset at mallory square.
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key west: new year’s!
key west: aquarium!
i stole away to key west to ring in 2009 and it was amazing! think relaxed island vibe meets new orleans’ bourbon street madness…
true to key west standards, the new year’s celebration is full of competing traditions, which makes is the perfect place to revel in whatever type of party you fancy. from one end of the island to the other, revelers spilled out of jammed bars with live music and crazy cocktails, popping champagne in the streets and tossing mardi gras beads to the crowd. we started the evening at schooner’s wharf where we watched as the pirate wench hoisted herself up the liberty clipper and prepared to descend at midnight. we got a sneak peek as they practiced firing the cannon and lit the mast, before heading into the madness of duval street. a sea of people streamed along the infamous main drag of downtown key west, gathering in front of sloppy joes for the annual dropping of the conch shell. we decided to make our way all the way down duval to take in the spectacle at bourbon street pub where Sushi, a renowned local drag queen, descended in a life-size red high heel shoe! it was packed, it was crazy, and it was truly fabulous.
the key west conch shell by day…
…and late at night.
the pirate wench at schooners wharf.
revelers party in the streets.
the infamous red high heel.
lots of love for the new year.
happy new year from the streets of key west!