On my latest trip to Key West, I wanted to just relax and take it easy. With very few little planned, my main goal was to lounge by a pool and drink cocktails. I’ve easily adopted the laidback kind of attitude that this captivating resort town is known for. And while I did accomplish my goal, I did get out a bit and took advantage of what this Florida hotspot has to offer.
First of all, I’m not one to walk so the best way to get around town was on scooters. I love renting from Moped Hospital (601 Truman Avenue). The guys there did a great job. They are super friendly and the bikes were well maintained. A bonus was that they were easy to reach when my bike had issues.
Once on the bike, the first thing I did was to do is a bit of shopping. Hey, I’m not called the Fashion Fool for nothing. One of my favorite places is Evolution (701 Duval Street). You’ve got to love a store with a monkey for a mascot. I love the mix of brands and you could find everything for anything you want to do in Key West.
But shopping wasn’t the only thing I enjoyed on my recent stay. Since I’m now adept on motorized vehicles on land, it was only naturally to hit the water as well. Next up was jet skiing around the island. The tour by Barefoot Billy’s Key West (Casa Marina Resort – 1500 Reynolds Street) was fantastic. It was a small group and I got to quench my need for speed.
It’s easy to work up an appetite when you’re on vacation. Key West has lots of fantastic places to find a bite to eat. On this trip, Banana Café (1215 Duval Street) and Sandy’s Café (1026 White Street) were added to my list of favorites. And after a full day of activities, there was nothing better than to watch the sunset aboard a boat sipping wine. Danger Charters (245 Front Street) is anything but dangerous. A small boat with a knowledgeable wine staff makes this evening cruise a perfect way to end the day.
For this trip as with most of my travel, I opted for a one-color scheme in my clothing choices. It makes mixing and matching my looks easy and I can travel a bit lighter. This time, it was blues and whites. I did have a little bit of color in my swimsuit for a bit of pop and my tan travel blazer could work with most of my looks.
Swimsuit: Andrew Christian, Straw hat: Gucci, Sunglasses: Dior
Blue line shirt & Off-white trousers: Armani Collezioni,; Floral slip-on loafers: Gucci
Blue & white board shorts: Vilebrequin,; Sunglasses: Tom Ford
Linen blue and white shirt: Luca d’Alteri for Coin Excelscior; Blue linen shorts: Santorelli; Blue espadrilles: Soludos