Sunset sail with Danger Charters... always a good time.
The other evening, I went on a sunset sail aboard Danger Charters with a friend, as she was covering it for a new magazine. Being her “plus one” I was instructed to get contact information for everyone she had in a photo, so she could get their consent for publication. Continue reading Honeymoon in Paradise
Check out the cool bottle, complete with (non-working) compass on top!
There are a few keys to having a good party: good food, good drinks and entertaining people. I am happy to report that the launch party for the new Papa’s Pilar rum had all three. Continue reading Papa’s Pilar Rum: The Launch Party
When did the “plus one” become part of society? And when is it appropriate to invite a plus one? When is it not? Is it ever OK for your dog to be your plus one? (I guess that is a different post all together…) I know most of the time this question pops up around weddings, but every once in a while, it comes up other times, too. Continue reading Plus One
I love the concept of brunch. You can eat breakfast food, lunch food, or both, and you can do it all in the same meal while drinking champagne. Who wouldn’t love that? As an added bonus, it is one of those meals that you can linger over for hours on end (which just means more champagne). Continue reading Brunch: A Good Excuse to Drink Before Noon
For the past twenty years, FKGuy and I have compromised on all sorts of things. One of the things we “compromised” on was that the toilet seat and cover should always be down unless you are actually using the toilet. This took a bit of convincing at first, but it has become habit and I can’t remember the last time a toilet seat was left up in our house. Continue reading The Seat is Up
Look how nicely my nails match my drink!
I admit it: I usually get my nails done on the mainland. After a series of bad manicures at several places around the island, I thought it was easier to avoid getting them done at all rather than having them chip, peel or crack within day. But then I went to Nailtini. Continue reading Nailtini, Key West
Yes, there are all sorts of beautiful things outside - the beach, the pool, etc - and I took a picture of the coffeemaker.
I am wrapping up the series on my awesome time at the Reach and Casa Marina with a short recap of both properties. I had never stayed at either one, and I was impressed with both resorts, but each for different reasons. Both hotels have similar features in the rooms, and one of my favorites is the Nespresso machines. The ability to have a good coffee at the touch of a button is fabulous. Continue reading The Reach Resort and Casa Marina, Key West
Yes, the hut on the right is my hut. (This is the view from the balcony)
I interrupt the regularly scheduled food discussion to take a breather. Relax. Chill out. Take a deep breath and enjoy the ocean breeze (or your office a/c. Whatever.) Inhale the scents of lavender aromatherapy oil. Continue reading Spa Al Mare, Casa Marina, Key West
I was surprised when I realized that I have not yet reviewed The Strip House on the blog. I have been there a couple of times, and each time has been very good to great. This week, however, was a special occasion. Continue reading The Strip House, Key West
The Saturday evening lineup
We kicked off our Saturday evening with good friends, good food and some good wine. A casual meal on the deck of salads, grilled steaks and chocolate lava cakes was topped off by Champagne (Lanson, Black Label, NV), T-Vine Grenache (2011), Howell Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (2005) and Castelnau de Suduiraut (2003). After conflicting schedules, moves, and life getting in the way, we finally managed to get to have dinner with these friends. And it was good. Continue reading New Additions and Great Meals