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Key West Summer Deals

Summer in Key West means several things. First of all, you will sweat. A lot. Second of all, there are deals to be had. Some exclusively for locals, and some for locals and visitors alike. Here are a few of the best, in no particular order.

1. Azur. One of the best restaurants on the . . . → Read More: Key West Summer Deals

Social Eating. It’s Good For You. (Sort of.)

YUM.

Several months ago, I had a conversation with my mother-in-law about social eating, getting older, and how more elderly people benefit from eating with friends. (The actual conversation was a bit longer than that…) It made me realize how much more I eat when I am with friends, which is most of the time.

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It’s Giveaway Time… HERLIFE Magazine

Need some summer reading? How about a year’s subscription to HERLIFE magazine? Give it a whirl… you may just win. Enjoy, but don’t delay, as this contest is only good this month, and (sorry out-of-towners) only for Florida residents.  

August Summer Giveaway Sponsored by:

Ends 8/31/14 11:59pm

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A Conversation with a Friend

What happens when two people, both bloggers, both witty and food and drink obsessed have a conversation via Facebook messenger? Hilarity, that is what. Here is the back story: The last time this friend was in Key West, we ran into them at Hot Tin Roof having brunch. Then they came by to see our . . . → Read More: A Conversation with a Friend

5 Rules For Being a Good House Guest

Usually, it’s as easy as plying your hosts with dessert… and wine.

We really should have installed a revolving door at the entrance to our house. We are in the midst of six weekends in a row of house guests (not to mention two of the three previous weekends, and one of the two . . . → Read More: 5 Rules For Being a Good House Guest

How to Host a Great Brunch in 5 Easy Steps

Stacking sweets adds visual interest, and makes it easy to grab a yummy muffin.

My last brunch post left a lot of readers drooling. It was met with very good feedback, and a number of “oh my, I could never pull that off…” comments. I am here to tell you that you can, and . . . → Read More: How to Host a Great Brunch in 5 Easy Steps

Brunch: My New Favorite Party

The bar setup is crucial to any good party.

There is a lot to be said for a midday party. I can still get to bed at a normal time; cleanup can be done earlier; it can almost always be served as a buffet; everybody loves brunch food; and a Bloody Mary bar is pretty . . . → Read More: Brunch: My New Favorite Party

Confessions of a Six Year Old Foodie

Yes, I started young.

I admit it. I was destined to be a foodie. I have always loved to eat, though as a child I didn’t eat nearly enough to satisfy my parents. As an adult, I don’t have that problem. I eat plenty. But just because I didn’t eat a lot, I was . . . → Read More: Confessions of a Six Year Old Foodie

I’m Proud of Florida (for now)

My home state is usually the breeding ground for stupidity, weird news stories and more. I could go on and on about some of them, but chances are, if you read the news – or Facebook, or any other website – you already know many of them. But today, I am proud of my home . . . → Read More: I’m Proud of Florida (for now)

Bourbon Steak Miami, Miami Spice Menu

The private dining room at Bourbon Steak Miami

I was invited to a preview tasting of the Miami Spice menu at Bourbon Steak Miami earlier this week. Miami Spice runs from August 1 through September and offers a $39 three course set menu. At places like Bourbon Steak it also represents a great value.

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