I LOVE STOCK ISLAND

Festival celebrates the lively community for everything it is


  Cover photo by Katrina Zoe Norbom, Ocean Mountain Media. STOCK ISLAND, KEY WEST’S frequently overlooked little sister, is just a hop, skip and a short bridge crossing away and yet, much like poor Cinderella before her glass slipper transformation, it rarely ever gets the recognition it deserves. Despite the opening of two high-end hotels, the Perry and Ocean’s Edge, […]

Inaugural Southernmost Spirits Festival set



If you’re reading this in Key West or you’ve ever been to Key West or your brother’s best friend’s girlfriend’s cousin once came here on Spring Break a decade ago, you probably don’t need me to tell you that this town is almost excessively proud of its reputation as a drinker’s paradise. On Duval Street alone, there are at least […]

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 you […]

Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost Point The corner of South Street and Whitehead Street www.southernmostpointwebcam.com The city of Key West erected this now-famous concrete buoy in 1983 to denote the southernmost point in the continental United States. 2. Conch Tour Train 303 Front St., Key West 305-294-5161 or 888-916-8687 www.conchtourtrain.com The Conch Train has been winding its way through the streets of Key […]

BARTENDER OF THE WEEK

Libby Dean Lee: She’s in for the laughs


Libby Dean Lee grew up in Barrington, Rhode Island, and came to Key West 32 years ago because “it is the perfect place to live.” For the most part, Libby has led a fairly uncomplicated life in paradise and dedicating herself to only one job at the infamous easy breezy outdoor tiki bar overlooking where the gulf meets the Atlantic […]

Key West Art & Historical Society exhibits Florida Keys residents’ curious collections

Key West Art & Historical Society presents “Key West Collects,” an exhibit of unusual and wonderful collections of knickknacks, curios, ornaments, trinkets, baubles, tchotchkes, artwork and other objects collected by Key West/Florida Keys residents. The exhibit it now open in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. The unique exhibit offers something of interest for everyone […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS Comedy Key West presentsNick Griffin and Lisa CorraoDec. 7, 8:30 p.m.Blue Room at the Bottlecap1128 Simonton St. Celebrity BartenderCompetitionA benefit for the Sister Season FundDec. 8, 6 to 7 p.m.The Marker Resort200 William St. 1st Annual Stock Island LightedBoat ParadeDec. 8, 7 p.m.Stock Island Marina Village and SafeHarbor7005 Shrimp Road, Stock Island Key West Lighted Boat ParadeDec. 9, […]

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE


Your guide to where the locals go for happy hour drink and food specials. Alonzo’s700 Front St.4-6:30 p.m.Half-price appetizerswww.alonzoysterbar.com Bagatelle115 Duval St.4-6 p.m.Half-price drinks$5 appetizerswww.Bagatellekeywest.com Blackfin918 Duval St.4:30-6:30 p.m.$7 menu Blue Macaw Island Eats and Bar804 Whitehead St.Every day with live music 4-7 p.m.$3 well drinks, domestic beersand house wineswww.Bluemacawkeywest.com Boathouse Bar and Grill400 Greene St., #4084-6 p.m.Half-price well drinks […]

The Studios of Key West

Come see exhibitions inspired by Hurricane Irma

The Studios of Key West will keep its doors open late from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 7 for First Thursday, a monthly open house celebrating new exhibitions, studio artists and current projects at The Studios. Also, that night, The Studios’ brand-new catalog will be available to the public, detailing all the events, classes and exhibitions lined up for […]

MUSIC SCENE

Libby York swings


“I first heard Libby York in the best way you can hear somebody. Totally unexpectedly, and as a surprise. I was listening to that wonderful Singers Unlimited show on Sunday mornings, from our great jazz station in Newark, and I heard a voice singing, “Sunday in New York.” I sat up from my waffles and said, “Who is that?” Minutes […]


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