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Taste of Key West — A benefit for AIDS Help

Boasting the best views of legendary sunsets set to the dulcet tones of Cat Man belting opera to his myriad feline companions, Mallory Square just might usurp Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville as the most popular place in Key West. Starting about an hour before the sun takes her daily siesta, the square teems with vendors and performers of all kinds peddling […]

Don’t miss Hemingway’s house, museum and six-toed cats

The crown jewel of Key West’s rich literary legacy, Ernest Hemingway’s house at 907 Whitehead St., is a National Historic Landmark. It’s where Mr. Hemingway lived and wrote during most of the 1930s. It’s also famously home to about 50 cats that lounge among the tropical foliage and occasionally leap into visitors’ laps. An average cat has five front toes […]


The need to engage in self-care, refocus and revitalize is now

DESPITE ALL OUR NOBLEST INTENTIONS AND highest hopes, the beginning of 2019 has admittedly been a little rough. As of the writing of this article, it’s still snowing in many northern states (Punxsutawney Phil’s premonitions be damned), a certain Commander-in-Chief is (still) waging micro-aggressions on everyone from national news outlets to dead senators to entire nations and Key West has […]

Moo-ve it or lose it at the Cow Key Channel Bridge Run

We all have that one friend — the overachiever who awakens before sunrise every Saturday, blissfully hangover-free, and posts a sweaty selfie from the finish line of some charity 5K, complete with a shiny medal, all before the rest of us even open our eyes. If all that action sounds like your idea of a waking nightmare, we have the […]

Unwinding with Dr. Liz Morin

Self-care comes in many forms. For some, it’s a pint of ice cream and a Netflix binge. For others, it’s hitting the gym and keeping their bodies in check. Life as we know it is all about balance and alignment. This is especially true for Key West chiropractor Elizabeth Morin. At Excel Chiropractic, Dr. Morin practices family and prenatal chiropractic […]



With NAS Key West's Southernmost Air Spectacular

ON MARCH 25, 1822, NAVY LT. Commandant Matthew C. Perry sailed the Navy schooner Shark to Key West and planted the U.S. flag on her shores, officially claiming the Florida Keys as U.S. territory. In those days, piracy plagued and plundered the open waters around the Keys, so in an effort to protect the U.S. shipping industry, Congress authorized the […]

Island Greater Goods ends inaugural year

Since November, the newest, local-est artisanal bazaar, Island Greater Goods, has made the Lost Kitchen Supper Club on Stock Island its home. The inaugural season’s final shopping and dining event at the innovative new venue takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31. Founders Abigail Houff, jeweler and owner of Gilded Peach Inspired Studio, and Chef Layla […]

Water runs as a theme for two one-acts by Tennessee Williams at The Studios of Key West

This year’s monthlong Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration concludes with performances of two rarely seen one-act plays by the great American writer: “Lifeboat Drill” and “Kingdom of Earth.” Titled “Underwater” and directed by Key West writer/director Stephen Kitsakos, performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, March 31 and April 1, in the Helmerich Theater at The Studios of Key West. […]

Havana-to-Key-West swimmer returns for one performance of one-woman show

In an exclusive, one-night-only engagement, athlete, author and motivational speaker Diana Nyad presents “The Courage to Fail” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at The Studios of Key West. Nyad captured the heart of Key West in 2013 when, at age 64, she swam from Havana to Key West. Throughout the historic swim, she dodged sharks, weathered jellyfish stings and […]

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