Coast. Live by it.

Looking inside the mellow island living of Coast

THERE’S A NEW KID ON THE BLOCK DOWN on Whitehead Street, and he’s about to shake things up. After five years at their Stock Island location, Coast Projects, a hybrid space that defies categorization, and its founder and creative director Billy Kearins are bringing their signature brand of surfer chic to the corner of Whitehead and Petronia Streets. (Perched at […]

Katie Pumphrey: painting for her life

Katie Pumphrey is standing barefoot in a sunny room on Ashe Street that is literally covered in paintings. From every possible angle, paintings ranging from enormous to pocketbook-friendly are drying or waiting to be taken down and packed away. Strewn across the floor are brushes soaking in various containers of water. Canvases are hung high and low. Stacks of paper, […]

An insider’s look at Key West

The most traveled and visible street in Key West is only the beginning, the surface, of what the town has to offer. Ask the locals about their favorite spots, stroll through quiet neighborhoods or down alleyways off Duval and you’ll begin to dive deeper into the quieter, more diverse and less readily apparent offerings. Here are eight spots that you […]

Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost PointThe corner of South Street andWhitehead Streetwww.southernmostpointwebcam.comThe city of Key West erected this now-famous concrete buoy in 1983 to denotethe southernmost point in the continental United States. 2. Conch Tour Train303 Front St., Key West(305) 294-5161 or (888) 916-8687www.conchtourtrain.comThe Conch Train has been windingits way through the streets of Key Westsince 1958. 3. Sloppy Joe’s201 Duval St.(305) 294-5717www.sloppyjoes.comThe […]


Key West Royalty, His Highness, Tom Luna

Tom Luna. Biker. Bartender. Ballet dancer. Actor. Director. Emcee. Entrepreneur. Activist. Icon. It’s virtually impossible to live in Key West and not know him. Or at least know of him. Because he’s out there, always involved, always engaging, always up to something interesting. With Tom, to know him truly is to love him, because he’s genuine and gregarious from the […]


Mark Watson: heart and soul and a whole lot of sass

I’ll admit it: I am completely biased, but Mark Watson is one of the most wonderful and genuine souls who lives in Key West, and if you haven’t had the pleasure of sitting at his bar or being waited on by him at Aqua Nightclub, you’re missing out. His heart is as big as his megawatt smile and there is […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Old Hollywood Gala March 23, 7 p.m.The Key West Theater512 Eaton St.Tickets available 10th annual Spring Social A benefit for the Florida Keys SPCAMarch 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m.Florida Keys SPCA5230 College RoadTickets available at Equality Florida’sKey West Gala March 25, 5 p.m.The Gardens Hotel526 Angela Jefferson Starship March 26, 8 p.m.The Key West Theater512 Eaton St.Tickets […]

‘A Night on Broadway’ event benefits American Cancer Society

“A Night on Broadway” will the theme for the American Cancer Society’s Diamond Gala of the Keys presented by the Joe and Lindy Roth Foundation. The event is scheduled for March 25 at the Marriott Key West Beachside, and honors those who battled cancer and won, and remembers those who lost the fight. The night will include Broadway entertainment by […]

Wreckers Cup Race Series sails in March 26

The Schooner Wharf Bar Wrecker’s Cup Race Series is set for Sunday, March 26. This all-in-good-fun race series recalls the tradition of the wreckers in the Key West of the 1800s. Last month’s regatta included 16-foot Hobie Cats, sloops of varying sizes, recreational yachts, live-aboard vessels and seven majestic schooners, all gracing Key West Harbor. Vessels compete in different classes: […]

Terri White – not all treasure in Key West is sunken

There are many kinds of treasures that have been sought in Key West, buried and sunken being the most well-known of them. The story of Terri White is certainly a story of treasure, albeit a treasure of a different kind. It was nearly sunken and buried, but because of a twist of fate, hard work, and no small amount of […]

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