This one is from the vault…
When I heard that friends were getting married in Richmond, Virginia, over Labor Day weekend, 2007, I was thrilled for them. It was, however, FKGuy and my tenth wedding anniversary, and I hardly wanted to spend the entire weekend traveling. So I hatched a plan. We would drive. From South Florida. Continue reading Savannah, 2007
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
It is hard not to be happy in that beautiful setting.
When I saw that I would be dining at Sun-Sun for their Toes in the Sand dinner, I could not help but start singing that Zac Brown song, Toes in the Water. (To myself, of course, as I know that nobody wants to hear me sing.) This led me to referring to the restaurant and menu by the wrong name for a week. Oops.
Continue reading Toes in the Sand: Dinner at the Casa Marina
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
A good start to the meal.
Although I tend to frequent independently owned restaurants, as Key West has plenty of them, once in a while a chain serves a purpose. You know what you are going to get. This weekend, before the big hundredth birthday bash, we went to McCormick and Schmick’s for dinner with my in-laws.
Continue reading McCormick and Schmick’s, Reston, VA
There are those people in our lives that we see far too infrequently. Some of those people showed up at my house yesterday afternoon. This visit was planned, unlike the time we learned of these friends’ house purchase in Maryland (they had bought from a co-worker of my sister-in-law’s), so we drove by, caught him outside doing yardwork and said hello. That was about twelve years ago, and he has recently recovered from the shock of the Floridians showing up unannounced. Continue reading Old Friends
This was the winning dress, although this image is from the Cache website, as I am sure my mother would have never allowed an in-store photo.
When someone asks my opinion, I give it to them. Hey, I sometimes give my unsolicited opinion, too. But I will tell you what I honestly think, and if you don’t want to know, you should not have asked. Continue reading A Matter of Opinion
We chose the last seating at Azur’s now-famous Bubbles and Madness brunch during the Key West Food and Wine Festival. That way, we could go straight from brunch to Duval Uncorked, which my liver did not think was such a great idea. We met friends at Azur and although the last seating was quieter than earlier ones, madness ensued. Continue reading Bubbles, Madness and Duval Uncorked
The Grand Tasting is one of the signature events at the Key West Food and Wine Festival. This year it was held at the Sculpture Garden in front of the Waterfront Playhouse. The weather was typical for south Florida in January, meaning clear skies, cooler temps and the perfect weather to hang outdoors. Continue reading Key West Food and Wine Festival: The Grand Tasting
Key West Food and Wine Festival kick off party
Last night was the kick off of the Key West Food and Wine Festival, and there is no better place to do that than on the sand at the Southernmost Hotel on the Beach. Tables with wine and food are set up as guests mingle and the sun sets. Continue reading It Ends With Grease