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A Few Of Our Favorite Holiday Gift Ideas….

May your Holidays Be Merry and Oh So Fabulous…..A little something for you…a little something for them…it’s okay to find yourself a secret treasure while hunting for others:)

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Looking for a Gym….

Key West won’t have a giant gym like Crunch Fitness, but you can definitely find what you need.   Our gyms are smaller, but still great!  Here are a couple of places we like…

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Best Way to See the Island….Bicycle

Key West is only 2 miles wide and 4 miles long.  It is quite small….so just park your car and leave it!   Historic town or “Old Town” is the prettiest area for sightseeing. 

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Get Your Yoga On…..

Getting a little stretch and/or exercise in during your vacation can actually help you relax.  We have some great ideas for you…..

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Sunsets at Fort Zachary Taylor…Magical

Sunsets in Key West are some of the best you will ever enjoy.  They make us feel like we are witnessing something truly grand.    It also feels amazing healing to watch them too….soothing to the soul…magic to the eyes.   If you get the chance, visit Fort Zachary Taylor our national beach and park.  

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Help Yourself Organic Store and Eatery

One of our favorite places to eat these days located three blocks down from Alexander’s Guesthouse on Fleming Street.   Serving up a great selection of vegetarian foods, smoothies, green juices and little country store with lots of healthy goodies to snack on. 

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Key West PrideFest

Key West always likes to show it’s PRIDE!!  While we actually show our Pride all year, we still enjoy setting aside time to invite the whole world to join in!!  

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Fantasy Fest in October….Key West’s Carnival!

Key West’s October Fantasy Fest is something for everyone….mostly adults however:))   It is Key West’s version of Carnival!  It began back in 1978 and has grown over the years into a major event now. 

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Gay Spring Break

March and April 2014 Gay Spring Break in Key West attracts LGBT students and their friends from March through  April to the beaches and the clubs of our beautiful tropical island.  Take a break for spring break in a place that embraces individuality, diversity, and openness all year long!

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Creating A Daily Ritual for Yourself

This is something just for you.  Created by you, it is a personal and creative journey.  Have fun with it and let it evolve, slowly incorporating all that you need to nourish you on a daily basis. As Gandhi has said, “There is more to life than increasing its speed.”.   Rituals slow us down, help us […]

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Juice, Water, Healthy Food and a Cocktail or Two

What we place in our bodies as fuel affects how we feel today, tomorrow, and in the future.  Eating vegetables and drinking water….how fun is that? What makes this hard for most of us is to make or stick to any extreme changes. Well, maybe the answer to becoming more healthy for some of us is finding our middle ground.  The idea is […]

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That’s Music to My Ears…

Music is good for the soul.   What is also true…experiences are good for the soul.  Music is an experience.  Our souls crave experience. With so many different types of music out there, each of us can find something that generates a desired mood. Maybe a morning starts out with something soothing, while we ease our sleepy eyes […]

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Your Sanctuary…make it magical.

What is a Sanctuary?  It is a place we can go to let go of the day’s stresses.  It comforts us, makes us feel safe, cozy and allows us to exhale.  A person’s sanctuary can mean different things to different people.  While many of us travel to find some sort of departure from our busy lives, what if our […]

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Alexander’s Lifestyle…Create Your Beautiful Life.

  Most of us want to be happy, at peace and successful in our personal life and work life.   While the exact recipe needed to achieve this may differ from person to person, there are proven ideas out there that create a great foundation. 

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Explore Inner Direction and Healing

Achieving Inner Bliss and Peace is a desire for many…this may be you too.  There are many successful, happy, content people in the world.  Not everyone will feel like they need to do any internal personal work to reach Bliss.   However, if one does, there are many paths to do that. We have often heard […]

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What’s Cooking with Charles!

Fun Cooking Class and Poolside Dinner hosted by Charles (A La Julia Child style) $45 per person at  Alexander’s! 

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American Boy Key West

A great store with “nicer” Key West memorabilia and stylish gifts to take home.  They have created their own line called American Boy Key West which includes great sporty shirts as well as many other items.

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The Green Pineapple

The Green Pineapple was born from a vision to promote sustainability through an eclectic offering of beautiful and conscious consumer goods from around the world.

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Dog 30

1025 White Street Key West, FL 33040. Feel free to give us a call at 305.296.4848 if you’d like to talk to us.

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Leather Master

418 Applerouth Lane Key West, FL 33040-6535 Maintaining a 30+ year proud tradition of hand crafting leather in Key West, Florida – made in the USA!

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Blue~Clothes for Women

Located near the historic seaport district in Old Town Key West, blue – Key West is the island’s premier contemporary clothing boutique. A walk into this store will calm the senses and ignite the imagination  

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Dogs On Duval

Find a little treasure for your pooch!   800 Duval St Key West, FL 33040 (305) 296-8008

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Fairvilla Adult Costume and Toy Store

    520 Front Street Key West, FL 33040-6658 (305) 292-0448

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Sugar Apple

917 Simonton Street Key West, FL Your complete source of herbs, homeopathic remedies, vitamins, literature and hard-to-find items for a healthy lifestyle.  Walk in window to order a healthy take out lunch!  Have a healthy rejuvenating picnic in the sunshine! Sugar Apple

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Evolution

701 Duval Street Key West, FL Club style clothing with beach-y flair!

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The Key Lime Shop

Don’t miss The Key Lime Shop, located at the corner of Greene Street & Elizabeth Street which, as the name implies, makes and sells items made from the legendary local citrus fruit.  They will ship right to you!

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Besame Mucho

Besame Mucho at 315 Petronia Street, right off of Duval,  offering a romantic collection of international delights including French beauty products, exotic chocolate, housewares, and original jewelry.  Ooooh La, La.

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Waterfront Playhouse

Phone: 305-294-5015 Email: garysymons@att.net 310 Wall Street/PO.Box 724 “The Best Professional Theater in Florida” FLORIDA MONTHLY MAGAZINE, 2010 Waterfront Playhouse  

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Tropic Cinema Downtown off Duval

Our favorite little movie theater and they serve beer and wine too!  Great Marilyn Monroe statue right in front.

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The Studios of Key West

Phone: 305-600-1406 Email: jay@tskw.org 600 White Street Our mission is to support local creative people, celebrate the island’s unique heritage and sense of place, and foster new collaboration and artistic production. The Studios of Key West

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The Key West Pops

Phone: 305-296-6059 Email: kwpopsinfo@cpmcast.net PO Box 6206 Since October of 1999, the Pops has been producing some of the most popular and successful concerts given in Key West. The Key West Pops

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Tennessee Williams Theater

Phone: 305-295-1520 5901 College Road Tennessee Williams Theatre for Performing Arts, Concerts, and is the place to enjoy Professional Arts. Tennessee Williams Theater

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South Florida Symphony Orchestra

Phone: 954-522-8445 Email: jlorber@southfloridasymphony.org 221 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 Starting in Key West, Sebrina Maria Alfonso created a concept which allowed a small, but cultured community, to enjoy the privilege of a first class symphony. South Florida Symphony Orchestra

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Reef Relief

Phone: 305-294-3100 * Fax: 305-293-9515 Email: reefrelief@gmail.com PO Box 430 Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improve and protect our coral reef ecosystem. Visit the Reef Relief Environmental Center at 631 Greene St Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm. Reef Relief

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Red Barn Theater

Phone: 305-296-9911 319 Duval Street Established and intimate small theater featuring live productions. Details the season’s performance schedule at their Duval Street location.  What great shows they put on! Red Barn Theater

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Paradise Ballet Theatre Presenters

Phone: 305-294-2943 * Fax: 305-294-7740 Email: j.stahl@bellsouth.net @ Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center Producers of the popular, local version of “Nutcracker Key West” ballet every other year at the Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center. Paradise Ballet Theatre Presenters

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Original Ghost Tours of Key West

Phone: 305-294-9255 * Fax: 305-294-5175 430 Duval Street Tours depart nightly from the Crowne Plaza La Concha Hotel at 430 Duval Street. Lantern led evening stroll down historic Old Town’s shadowy lanes and discover the ghosts, ghouls and legends of our haunted Island paradise. Original Ghost Tours of Key West

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Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

Phone: 305-296-1504 Email: kwbgs@kwbgs.org 5210 College Rd Outdoor living museum with rental facilities for events, ceremonies, and parties.The only “frost-free” botanical garden in the continental United States. Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

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Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

Phone: 305-296-2988 * Fax: 305-296-2901 Email: info@keywestbutterfly.com 1316 Duval Street Take a stroll through a tropical paradise…walk through an exotic and inviting environment filled with hundreds of the most beautiful winged creatures in nature – butterflies. Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

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Key West Art & Historical Society

Phone: 305-295-6616 x 106 Email: gsidoti@kwahs.org 281 Front Street Enjoy our colorful Art & History: Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters, 938 Whitehead St., Custom House Museum of Art & History, 281 Front St. Key West Art & Historical Society

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Hemmingway’s House

Open 365 days a year. From 9:00am to 5:00pm. 907 Whitehead Street, Key West  FL  33040 U.S.A. Email:  info@hemingwayhome.com Hemmingway’s House

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Harry S. Truman Little White House

Phone: 305-294-9911 * Fax: 305-294-9988 Email: bwolz@trumanlittlewhitehouse.com 111 Front Street Florida’s only presidential museum, the Harry S. Truman Little White House has hosted presidents, prime ministers and kings. As President of the United States, Truman spent 11 of his working vacations at the house. Open daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Harry S. Truman Little […]

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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Phone: 305-289-2288 Sanctuary Friends Foundation of the Florida Keys (SFFFK) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created to provide and sponsor education, training and research programs for the education of the public to understand how unique the coral reefs adjacent to the Florida Keys are and the importance from an ecological and economic point of view […]

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Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

Phone: 305-809-4750 End of Southard ST at the Truman Waterfront Experience the plants and animals of the Keys, both on land and underwater, many of which are found nowhere else in the United States. Open Tuesday – Saturday 9-4. Free Admission. Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

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Conch Tour Train

Phone: 305-294-5161 * Fax: 305-292-8993 Email: conchtrain@historictours.com 301 Front Street Entertaining visitors to Key West since 1958. Over 100 points of interest on our fully narrated 90 minute tour covering historic Old Town. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Conch Tour Train

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CityView Trolley Tours of Key West

Phone: 305-294-0644 * Fax: N/A Email: greg@cityviewtrolleys.com 330 Elizabeth St., Key West offers luxury trolley tours of Old Town Key West. We avoid the Hotel District and concentrate on the history of this island paradise. Also available for private charters and shuttle service. CityView Trolley Tours of Key West

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Blu Q Catamaran Gay Sailing for Men

Phone: 305-923-7245 Email: info@bluqkeywest.com 201 William Street Voted # 1 All Gay Watersports Activity in Key West. Sailing, Snorkeling, Kayaking & Sunset Adventures.  This is a men only trip, except for the Sunset cruise which is Gay and Lesbian. Blu Q Catamaran Gay Sailing

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Venus Charters Gay & Lesbian Boat Tours

Phone: 305-304-1181 Email: info@venuscharters.com Garrison Bight Marina We offer the finest in personalized, eco-friendly charters. Snorkel trips to the reef, dolphin watching in the Gulf, or back country and exploration. Venus Charters Call today!

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Gay Trolley Every Saturday Morning!

Departs Every Saturday at 11am Enjoy a FABULOUS  tour of Key West…with a twist.  A gay twist that is! Get a unique tour of Key West and learn about our colorful history that includes the famous and the infamous. Every Saturday at 4pm.  Tickets can be purchased at Alexander’s Guesthouse front desk or at the Key […]

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Gay Key West Calender of Events..

Just follow this link and find out what’s happening while your here!

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Bring Fido on Vacation

Need help deciding where to stay, play, or eat with Fido in Key West? Get the scoop on our favorite pet friendly hotels, dog friendly activities, and restaurants that allow dogs in Key West below. Or, visit the Key West Dog Forum to talk to local dog owners about the best places to bring Fido […]

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Virgilio’s Key West Martini Bar

Phone:  305-296-8118 524 Duval behind Trattoria Italian Restaurant Great martini’s in a sparkling garden bar.  Live music nightly, salsa, reggae, blues. Martini Mondays are fun! Virgilio’s Key West Martini Bar

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801 Bourbon Street

Phone: 305-294-4737 * Fax: 305-293-9644 801 Duval Street The legendary 801 has been a part of the Gay Key West landscape for over 30 years. Enjoy the downstairs bar or the upstairs nightly cabaret that features the largest drag house on the island.   Drag Shows nightly. 801 Bourbon Street

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Speakeasy Rum Bar

Phone: 305-296-2680 1117 Duval This landmark offers an elegant and romantic retreat. The Speakeasy Inn was the home of Raul Vaquez, who was a cigar selector at the Gato cigar factory. Raul’s true passion was rum-running between Key West and Cuba. Enjoy spectacular cocktails while watching the passers by on the wrap around porch.  Rum […]

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Schooner Wharf Bar

Phone: 305-292-3302 202 William Street at Historic Seaport This funky, open-air bar offers the best musicians, freshest seafood, and unique special events. Schooner Wharf Bar

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The Porch

Phone: (305) 517-6358 429 Caroline Street, right off Duval. Key West, FL 33040 Open Mon-Thu 11am-1am; Fri-Sat 11am-2am; Sun 12pm-1am With a variety of craft beers and fine wines served by a cool and chill staff there is a never ending supply of good times waiting to be had.  A locals favorite. The Porch

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Point 5 Lounge @ 915 Restaurant

Phone: 305 296 0669 915 Duval Street Groovy little wine and tapas place on the 2nd floor overlooking Duval…Serves drinks and tapas until 2am! Point 5 Lounge @ 915 Restaurant

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Pearl’s Patio Bar & Grill

Phone: 305-292-2450 * Fax: 305-292-8511 525 United Street Open noon–10pm on Sunday–Thursday, noon to midnight on weekends. Great Happy Hour Mon-Sat, 5-7pm. Friendly, comfortable tropical setting. Gay-friendly, straight-friendly, lesbian owned and operated. Pearl’s Patio Bar & Grill

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La Te Da

Phone: 305-296-6706 1125 Duval Street Enjoy our beautiful Garden Bar, our entertaining Piano Bar, or one of the many great performances upstairs the Cabaret at La Te Da. La Te Da

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KWEST Men

Phone: 305-292-8500 705 Duval Street Voted “The most changeable bar in Key West” During the day it is a very popular “Cheers” bar with a Happy Hour from 3-9 pm. At night the shutters come down, the music and lights change as strippers take to the stage from 10 pm. Open to 4 am . […]

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Island House Bar + Cafe

Phone: 305-294-8859 1129 Fleming The café and bar at Island House are set in lush tropical gardens beside the resort’s clothing optional pool. Men Only. Island House Bar + Cafe

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Sloppy Joe’s

201 Duval Street 9am-4am Live music and entertainment…and Hemingway’s old haunt! Sloppy Joe’s

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Hog’s Breath Saloon

Phone: 305-296-4222 400 Front Street Hog’s Breath is better than no breath at all! Good times and great entertainment and fun, not to mention the drinks and food are outstanding! Check out our online Hog Shop and Hog Cam.  Staple of Key West! Hog’s Breath Saloon

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Grand Vin Wine Bar

Phone:  305 296-1020 1107 Duval Street, Key West Great selection of wines and a big front porch to enjoy one afternoon and watch the world go by.  Call to check hours. Grand Vin Wine Bar

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El Meson de Pepe

Phone: (305) 295-2620 410 Wall Street @ Mallory Square Have some Tostones with Picadillo on top, a Mojito and swing to some great Cuban Salsa! Live Salsa Music and Delicious Mojitos at their outdoor bar from 6:30-8:30 daily for the Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square. El Meson de Pepe

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Cork & Stogie

Phone: 305-517-6419 * Fax: 305-517-6420 1218 Duval St Boutique wine, craft beers, and one-of-a-kind cigars are offered in friendly atmosphere. Watch Key West go by on our large porch. Music on weekends.  Open Daily 10am-11pm Cork & Stogie  

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Bourbon Street Pub

Phone: 305-296-1992 * Fax: 305-293-9644 724 Duval Street The hottest video and dance bar in Key West we are open 6 days of the week from 11:00 am to 4:00 am Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 am, with Happy Hour Specials daily until 8:00 pm and dancers on the bar nightly at 10:00 PM. Bourbon […]

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I Love the Nightlife…I Got to Boog-ay…

Aqua Nightclub Phone: 305-294-0555 * Fax: 305-294-0750 Email: aquakeywest@aol.com 711 Duval Street Key West’s largest gay dance club, drag shows with the Aquanettes, Karaoke, Dueling Bartenders, Happy Hour Trivia, Texas Hold’Em and Live Entertainment. Three Bars including an outside wet bar.  Open til 4am.  

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Bottle Cap Lounge

Phone: 305-296-2807 1128 Simonton Street Your Lounge, DJ Nights, and Live Bands. Bottle Cap Lounge

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Bobby’s Monkey Bar

Phone: 305-294-2655 Email: gizmodads@aol.com 900 Simonton Street Gay locals’favorite watering hole. Open noon-4am daily. Pool table, jukebox, karoake, special events frequently. Bobby’s Monkey Bar

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Spoil your soul with the best things in life: Dessert, Wine & Romance…

Better Than Sex is a full service dessert only restaurant and lounge unlike any other.  A little gem nestled on Petronia Street, just off Duval, it incorporates homemade desserts, sexy ambiance, hot waitstaff, and live guitar music.

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Tapas from Around the World…

When we think of tapas, we think small portions,very small portions.  Not so at Santiago’s Bodega, while still remaining in the “tapa” category, the portions are just right for sharing, the salads are overflowing and the wine is ever pouring!  

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Table With A View Please…

A view of the ocean, great food, casual elegance, these make the ritual of dining even more Divine. While there are many restaurants in Key West, here our the ones that really draw our attention…  

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When I Seafood…I Eat It…

When guests visit Key West, many ask…”Where can I get the best seafood?”  Here are our secret places…off the beaten path:

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Audubon House

Phone: 305-294-2116 Email: audobonhouse@audobonhouse.org 205 Whitehead Street Weddings, tours, Audubon prints, and Tropical gardens. Audubon House

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A Taste of the Mediterranean in Key West

AZUR Restaurant is a unique dining experience featuring Mediterranean specialties. Whether you choose our shaded terrace or the comfort of our cool blue dining room, please join us for a hearty breakfast featuring a few new twists, an al fresco lunch by the waterfall, or an intimate dinner with offerings including old favorites and new […]

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36 Hours in Key West! Alexander’s Featured In the New York Times

Alexander’s Guesthouse By SARAH WILDMAN Published: January 6, 2011 KEY WEST, haven to artists and writers, chefs and hippies, is somehow more Caribbean than Floridian. The indie-minded transplants work hard to keep it that way. One-speed bicycles weave their way through colorful village streets, crammed with as many chickens as cars. Happy hour blends into […]

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Welcome to Key West!

Where Old Friends Meet New Friends… Check out this video about Key West Hello Everyone!  Thanks for stopping by our little Key West community site.  We have created this site to share with you the things we LOVE about our fabulous Tropical Rainbow Colored Island.  Enjoy and Feel free to post your happy experiences too! […]

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Something New To Do In Key West….Classes at “The Studios”

The Studios of Key West is a professional non-profit cultural organization now in its third year as a multidisciplinary presenter, arts center, and artist residency provider. TSKW is driven by a distinct cultural and educational mission to support creative community development, nurture artists and the artistic process, and forge new collaborations that celebrate and advance […]

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Tropical Heat Party For Men

Every year in August, Tropical Heat kicks off in Key West with an all-male weekend celebration!!  It gets a little spicy with parties featuring adult entertainers, dancers and fantastic DJ’s.  

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