I don’t sing in public. Wait. Let me rephrase that. I don’t sing in public with a microphone. I will, however, gladly sing along to a piano player, or muzak, or whatever at the top of my lungs if I have a few cocktails. But I certainly don’t do karaoke. Why? Because my singing voice sucks. I know it, and I do not need to announce it to the whole free world. Continue reading Karaoke (or, More Only In Key West…)
Fondue station at the Galley Lunch,
Sadly, this is the last installment of the post-cruise recap. Next week we are back to more local adventures. Meanwhile… It is no secret that I had been dreaming of the almond croissants aboard Seabourn ships from the minute we booked. The food is one of the reasons this cruise was so appealing. After all, we did basically the same cruise ten months ago, so the itinerary was not the draw here, it was the ship and the eats. Continue reading Seabourn Sojourn: The Food
We always make friends with fun people.
Caviar in the Surf was a huge highlight of our trip on the Seabourn Quest last December. Naturally, as we were getting ready for the trip on the Sojourn this year, we could not wait. A huge kayak filled with champagne, crew members in the warm ocean water pouring and serving caviar (and all accompaniments) from atop a surfboard…all while basking in the sunshine and clear blue water. But that was last year. Continue reading Seabourn Sojourn: Caviar in the Surf
Captain Darbakk, looking very serious as we go up to the bridge.
I had the opportunity to sneak behind the scenes on our cruise and have conversations with some of the senior officers. I thought I’d start at the top with Captain Sigurd Darbakk. Watch as we talk about navigation, snooping, parallel parking . . . → Read More: Behind the Scenes on Seabourn Sojourn: Part I, The Captain
You know how I love to give you stuff, just because you swing by and read my blog? Well, it’s back!
It is that time of year again. Tickets for Key West’s premier food and wine event are now on sale, and I have good news for you. Say it with me: Discount Code. That is right, the folks at the Key West Food and Wine Festival love Florida Keys Girl readers so much, they have offered up your very own discount code. Continue reading Key West Food and Wine Festival 2014: Tickets and Discount Code
This is me and FKGuy. We are very fancy.
It is no secret that my favorite Fantasy Fest event is the Masquerade March, and this year proved no different. The theme of Superheroes, Villains and Beyond brought out the wacky, the tacky and of course, the naked. Some people will take any excuse to remove their clothes and prance around the streets. Continue reading Fantasy Fest 2013: The Recap
Yes, I know what you are thinking: Rules? What rules? There are no stinkin’ rules at Fantasy Fest! That’s what makes it so much, er, fun! Well, there are some actual law-type rules, which mainly get ignored. But I am talking more about the common sense type stuff here. I talked about it a couple of years ago, but I think most of these are still valid, so here we go:
Continue reading Rules of Fantasy Fest
One of the great qualities about the people of Key West as a whole, is that they can create an organic event seemingly out of thin air. This is the case of the Zombie Bike Ride. It started a couple of years ago with a group of people dressed as zombies, biking from Stock Island into Key West and down Duval Street. Continue reading Zombie Bike Ride, Fantasy Fest 2013
The neon sign belies the lovely, upscale interior.
The folks at Dine Out Lauderdale invited me to dine at Spazio last night. Having never been there, I was excited to try it. (It also helped that the restaurant is on Fort Lauderdale Beach and the weather was just about perfect – warm, with an ocean breeze.) Once we conquered the parking situation (I really do need to get that app that you can pay with your phone…) we headed to the restaurant. Please excuse the red hue in all the photos – the neon sign was quite reflective. Continue reading Dine Out Lauderdale: Spazio, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Yep, that was a whole lot of Bloody Mary…
This past weekend was a good time from start to finish. It has left me completely exhausted and badly in need of another weekend. ASAP. It happens that we find ourselves sitting next to people in restaurants that leave me laughing – either at them, with them, or both – quite often, and Friday night was no exception.
We were seated on the porch of The Flaming Buoy, with Babka, ready to enjoy a yummy dinner (and half price bottles of wine) when next to us sits a father and a three and a half year old son. Their meal started with this exchange: Continue reading Fun, Fun and Fun (or… Life is Good)