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The best places to wine, dine and well, whatever, on a budget

WHEN IT COMES TO BUDGET friendliness, Key West doesn’t always get the best rap. Between all the brand-spanking-new luxury hotels and our love for high-end craft cocktails and excellent meals, it can be all too easy to blow your budget before your island vacation even really starts. Sure, you can come to Key West and stay at a five-star resort […]

2017-08-24 E-Edition

Tropic Cinema: Key West’s best kept cinematic secret

Dearest readers, we have reached that point in Key West when the heat and humidity are so blazing and intense that even the most ardent sun-worshippers feel like the human equivalent of a baked potato as they bask poolside. Whereas in February, locals and tourists alike flock to the beaches and the pools in pasty droves, in August you’re far […]


Kicking it up a notch with Mick Kilgos

“He called me up and said bring your drum sticks and knives,” Mick Kilgos tells me. He is dressed impeccably as always in a pastel Hawaiian shirt and white fedora. For reasons that I will get to soon, I order myself a Bloody Mary and start snacking on the cocktail garnish. It’s so delicious that I almost don’t even care […]


Everybody loves Jenn. What’s not to love? She’s beautiful, hard-working, energetic, smart, giving and always seems to be smiling. Her story is like a lot of other bartenders’ stories. She’s a professional who chose the life of tending bar for all the reasons so many of the rest of us did. The flexibility, the camaraderie, the social interaction, the challenge, […]


AJ Stamper has the luck of the Irish

Many successful Key West musicians’ stories start off with real struggle and poverty, otherwise known as paying dues. It’s also true for Adam James Stamper (known to all as AJ). In fact, he never sang or played a guitar up until a few years ago, but because of an accident that left him completely blind in his left eye and […]

Key West Theater hosts first Keys-wide ‘Summer Smackdown’

Key West and the Florida Keys are well known as a haven for the artsy, the quirky and the downright weird. To celebrate the bounty and variety of creative minds throughout the island chain, this week the Key West Theater (512 Eaton St., will host the Summer Smackdown, an innovative new event allowing artists of all types to showcase […]

Conch Cottage

618 White St. — $849,000

Built in the late 1800s this charming conch home was fully renovated in 2006. It’s a classic wood frame home with two bedrooms and one bath on the first floor as well as an expansive loft with living area, sleeping area and office space. The spacious main floor features beautiful bamboo floors throughout the open floor plan. The kitchen boasts […]

‘Hunting Vintage’ getaway

915 Cornish Lane $1,199,000

Recently featured on HGTV’s new show “Hunting Vintage” and the home of men’s fashion designer Andrew Christian, this stunning contemporary cottage is tucked away at the end of a quiet lane. It is beautifully renovated down to the last detail and will be sold turnkey with all of its designer furnishings. There are walnut wood floors throughout, Caesar stone counters […]

Truman Avenue Condo

1014 Truman Ave, #3 — $399,000

This beautifully updated second floor two bedroom and two bath is centrally located in Old Town Key West. This light-filled unit offers travertine floors, wood cabinets, central air conditioning a washer and dryer and a balcony. There is a master bedroom on the first floor. It has low condominium fees, and is pet friendly. It is walking distance to dining, […]

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