Getting HITCHED in paradise

Key West tends to bring out people’s romantic side, making it a prime location for engagements and destination weddings


ACCORDING TO THE KNOT, the Pantheon of all nuptial-related knowledge, the Florida Keys rank in the top 50 locations for destination weddings in the United States. This should come as no surprise to anyone who’s ever visited the beautiful island chain, with its sandy beaches, clear water and statuesque palm trees swaying in the breeze. The popularity means that wedding […]

Destiny Montgomery slings drinks and sings songs for Key West




Destiny Montgomery has the most alluring, cat-like eyes you’ve ever seen. And if her gaze isn’t enough to draw you into conversation with her, her disarming personality will definitely do the trick. When I ask her where she’s from, she retorts with, “I’m originally from Louisville Kentucky, home of fast women and beautiful horses,” and then she laughs melodically. Her […]

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 Street and you’ll begin to dive deeper into the quieter, more diverse and less readily apparent offerings. Here are eight spots that […]

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 West305-294-5161 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 historic bar has […]

Culinary curator Martha Hubbard stirs the photography pot with an exhibit at SALT Gallery



When local chef Martha Hubbard of Isle Cook Key West isn’t creating and curating delicious meals, she’s making and serving a fantastic array of images that reveal the island’s many special flavors. More than two dozen of Ms. Hubbard’s images will be served up at SALT Gallery, located at 830 Fleming St, in her exhibit “Postcards from the End of […]

BARTENDER OF THE WEEK

Leif Ables is an outdoorsy kind of guy


When you imagine the most prime real estate on the island of Key West, imagine this. Address: 0 (zero) Duval St., where the town’s busiest tourist strip hits the ocean next to Mallory Square and the nightly sunset celebration. It’s the first bar one passes when getting off a cruise ship and heading inland and it’s just across the harbor […]

Harrison Gallery keeps Key West art alive

LOCAL FOCUS


After 30 years in Key West, Harrison Gallery has become a local institution known as much for its über-creative proprietors, Helen and Ben Harrison, as for the eclectic contemporary works of art exhibited inside its walls. Both renaissance artists in their own right (Helen sculpts in a variety of mediums and serves on the board of local arts organization, The […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS



SPECIAL EVENTS Puddles Pity PartyJuly 8, 8 p.m.The Key West Theater512 Eaton St.Tickets available atwww.thekeywesttheater.com Benefit for the Boysand Girls ClubJuly 7, 5 p.m.The Bottlecap1182 Simonton St. Bone Island Bare it AllJuly 5 to 9Various locationsAdditional information atwww.nakedkeywest.com Underwater Music FestivalJuly 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Looe Key27340 Overseas Highway COMEDY Comedy Open Mike Night Mondays, 9 p.m.Mary Ellen’s Bar […]

The Key West Theater announces the return of Puddles Pity Party

Standout star of ‘America’s Got Talent’


Puddles Pity Party, the traveling roadshow of Puddles the clown, is gearing up to perform a return engagement at the Key West Theater on July 8 at 8 p.m. This will be Puddles’ fourth performance in Key West. He first appeared at The Porch for a very small crowd in 2014 and then returned for performances at the Key West […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS



Check the website for ongoing films LGBT Aqua Nightclub711 Duval St.Aqua Idol for the Florida Keys SPCATuesdays, 6:30Drag ShowsNightly, 7 and 9 p.m.KaraokeMonday through Thursday, 11 p.m.www.Aquakeywest.com Bobby’s Monkey Bar900 Simonton St.Karaoke-Nightly except Wednesdays,9:30 p.m.Bobby’s Monkey Bar on Facebook Bourbon St. Pub724 Duval St.Rocky Bottom-Wednesdays8 to 10 p.m.The Men of Bourbon-Nightlywww.BourbonSt.pub.com 801 Bourbon Bar801 Duval St.Drag Shows-Nightly, 9 and 11 […]


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