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FANTASY FEST 2019: PART 1

IN TUNE BUT OFF KEY


SPEND ENOUGH TIME IN KEY West and you get the sense that Fantasy Fest endures for far longer than one fun, party-filled week. Conch cottages island wide are still covered glitter, feathers, tulle and the rest of the detritus that comes with playing professional dress-up. And as we speak, piles of boas, stacks of tutus and corsets, and boxes of […]

Artist Camilla Webster returns to the Keys for a very Kintsugi exhibit



This season, bestselling author and artist Camilla Webster returns to the Florida Keys with her solo exhibit “Keys Kintsugi.” Presented by Russell Post and The Directed Art Modern, Webster’s latest body of work was inspired by her century-old family ties and transformative experience here in the Keys. The exhibit runs through Dec. 30 at Ocean Sotheby’s Roberto Russell Gallery, located […]

KEY WEST SNAPS

Hurricane Dorian relief Sunday morning, Oct. 6, brought another wave of Hurricane Dorian relief deploying from the lower Florida Keys to the Bahamas, as volunteers on a Stock Island dock loaded 4,787 pounds of cargo, consisting of 35 bicycles, miscellaneous tools, fishing gear, food for people and pets, clothing, water and other supplies onto the 45-foot Bombay sailing sloop Madre […]

CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK

Wild Bill Charters: Good trip this morning. Shark fishing this afternoon. — Capt. Artie Duplessis 1801 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West 305-744-7957 www.wildbillkeywest.com

2019 Womankind BraZaar live-auction gala fundraiser features ‘Big Top’ motif


Since its inception in 2007, artists and designers have rallied their creativity to help Womankind net over $120,000 during its annual BraZaar gala fundraiser, proceeds that provide hundreds of women in need with free or affordable services, especially with breast health care. This year, the crowd-engaging, high-energy live auction featuring one-of-a-kind decorated bras modeled by Womankind supporters is set to […]

STREAMING SENSATIONS

In 2019, streaming options abound, with trends showing there’s more to come. (Just take our money.)


FROM ITS INCEPTION BEFORE WORLD WAR II through its early years, anyone who owned a television set with bunny ears could receive transmissions free of charge. Viewers watched stations like NBC, CBS, ABC and the BBC that hit the air with shows like “Howdy Doody,” “Meet the Press,” “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “The Tonight Show,” “The Lone Ranger,” “The HoneyMooners” […]

Monkey business abounds at Bobby’s Monkey Bar



Gaze above your head inside Bobby’s Monkey Bar, and you’ll see dozens of Velcro-handed monkeys dangling from the chandeliers and the rafters and perched precariously on every available flat surface, smiles plastered on their faces and the dim bar lights reflecting off of their plastic eyes. Did the monkeys come first? Or did the Monkey Bar moniker inspire the thematic […]

Gluttonous notes on September specials



** September specials are the culinary consolation prize for those of us staying behind on the island in the slowest month of the year. After taking advantage of all of the discounts, will we all need to buy new pants and muumuus as a result?** Black may be slimming, but it’s far from magic. I smoothed my dark ringer tee […]

CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK

The DRY TORTUGAS and FORT JEFFERSON

What you don’t want to miss on your next excursion here


PERUSE ANY GUIDEBOOK THAT chronicles the top attractions in the Florida Keys and it’s a guarantee that the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson will make an appearance near the top of the list of “must-see” sites. A mere 68 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico, the Dry Tortugas is one of the most spectacular (in my […]


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