How is Christmas over!? There is always so much build up and then poof – it’s gone in a flash. I spent my first ever Christmas in a tropical climate – Key West! I had been there a few times before – in college for spring break and once on a cruise with Brett. This is the first time I felt like I really explored more of the island. We lazily slept in every morning, took long runs/walks along the beaches, soaked up the sun at the pool/beach, and indulged in tropical drinks and seafood to cap off our nights. You can tell the first set of pictures are from our first night and the last set are from our last night – I got a wee bit of color over the past few days 🙂
I was so happy that I got pull out my resort-wear from our honeymoon and I picked up this super cute Tularosa dress currently on sale at Revolve. Revolve always has a great selection of sale items and they even keep their older summer items out until they sell out. It makes it nice for shopping resort clothes on the cheap in the winter time since it doesn’t make sense to spend too much on something you will only wear for a short period of time. Shop their sale dresses here.
If you ever find yourself in Key West, here are some of my recommendations:
-Walk Duval Street and get a slushy drink at Fat Tuesday. This is the most happening street in Key West because it has all the bars and shops. I spent most of my time here when I was on college spring break.
-Walk the whole island. Brett and I actually walked the whole island one of the days we were down there. You get a lot of sun, good exercise, and views of the water and beaches. It is about 9+ miles but so worth it!
-Layout on Smather’s Beach
-Watch the sunset on the corner of Alberto and Seminole. We did this twice – it is so beautiful and not a lot of people know about it so it is relatively quiet. Mallory Square is also a great spot to watch the sunset and they apparently have a lot of fun entertainment too.
-Get happy hour at one of the restaurants in the marina to take in the views. We went to Alonzo’s (wouldn’t recommend) but heard The Commodore is the place to be for the best food – get the shrimp.
-Get a conch salad at Johnson’s Grocery Store for a light lunch. It is sort of off the beaten path and this place just so happened to be two blocks from where we were staying but if you are looking for good local cuisine – they have a great conch salad!
-Go to Virgilio’s on Monday for $5 martinis and live music.
That’s all for now. I’ll be back on Friday to share my favorite moments of 2016. Cheers to a short week ahead to NYE!