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Green Orchid..Fridays Featured Property in Key West, FL

Green Orchid, Beautiful Vacation Property GREEN ORCHID COTTAGE  Have you been dreaming of living like a local in Key West? Your dream can come true. Green Orchid offers a true Conch Cottage experience on a narrow lane in one of the last historic Old Town neighborhoods.  Situated on a lane that is only one block long, get to know your neighbors who have lived there for years and you’ll hear all sorts of stories from days gone by.  Within a few blocks of iconic landmarks like Sandy’s Café and Fausto’s Food Palace, and a 5-minute bike ride to Duval Street or the White Street

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Key Lime in Key West

The Story Behind Key Limes in Key West   Where did key lime pie originate?  They say key lime pie originated in Key West some time toward the end of the 1800s. As the story goes, one William Curry, a prominent Key West resident and Bahamian-born immigrant who became Florida’s first millionaire, had a cook called “Aunt Sally” who concocted the first pie from key limes. Difference between lime and key lime? It is smaller and seedier, with a higher acidity, a stronger aroma, and a thinner rind, than that of the Persian lime (Citrus × latifolia). It is valued for its unique flavor compared to other

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Sword Swallower’s Day, 10th Annual Event in Key West!

Sword Swallower’s Day at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Celebrate Sword Swallower’s Day at Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum in Key West!! 10th Annual event and all are welcomed to come and see the live performances. Swallowers will “drop swords” using solid steel! This event is free to public and will take place on 1800 Duval Street; Saturday,February 25,2017 . After the show take a tour through Ripley’s Odditoriums. This is a great way to spend a few hrs in your day.

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Key West Sunsets and the Green Flash!

Key West Sunsets and the Green Flash! Sunsets in Key West are an event.  Every night, crowds gather in Mallory Square to enjoy the sunset, watch street performers, buy local crafts, enjoy food carts and of course, a cold libation.  As the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico, a few sunset watchers will hold their breath in anticipation of seeing a rare and beautiful sight as the sun vanishes over the horizon … the famous “green flash”. What is the green flash you ask? The flash is a bright green light that flashes across the ocean just as the

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Key West Theater Featuring The Outlaws

Key West Theater Featuring The Outlaws!   Key West Theater 512 Eaton Street Key West, FL, 33040 The Outlaws Performing Sun, February 12, 2017 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm) $50.00 – $65.00 The Outlaws are performing at The Key West! This is an event no one should miss. Over the past 40 years the Outlaws have shared their great Southern Rock with the world. One of the most influential of the genre, this will be one epic concert. Now touring to share some new music influenced by a new focus and uncompromising new mission. For

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Coral Villa- Vacation Rental in Key West

Coral Villa, Vacation Rental for a Tropical Getaway in Key West Coral Villa    Located right in the middle of the action, Coral Villa is a beautiful Key West Florida townhome. With 3-bedrooms in the gated community of Coral Hammock. Sleeping 8, this property offers you the option to bring a group. Relax in comfort and share in the vacation expense. Just off U.S. 1, across the street from the golf course. Also minutes from some of Key West locals’ favorite restaurants, marinas, Smathers Beach and the airport. Beautifully decorated and well appointed with a fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TVs, Internet service

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Fascinating Facts About Key West!

Fascinating Facts About Key West! Some facts about Key West are pretty well known, such as the 42 bridges you need to cross to get to Key West, and that it never snows.  But here are a few tidbits you may not be aware of! In 1821, Key West was sold to businessman John Simonton for $2,000 in pesos. The seller was Juan Pablo Salas, an officer of the Royal Spanish Navy. This business transaction took place in a cafe in Havana Cuba.  Matter of fact…he sold the island twice!  A few months earlier he sold it to the former

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Tropical Cocktails That Are a “Must Try”

Tropical Cocktails to Try while on Vacation…   When taking a vacation to a tropical land, it only makes sense to have a delicious tropical drink. Here are four cocktails that are a “Must Try” when soaking up some sun. Lava Flow, Mango Colada, Sunset Beach and “White Sangria” are top on our list. Below are the ingredients for these tropical refreshing cocktails. Lava Flow 1 ounce light rum 1 ounce coconut rum (or 1 1/2 oz. of light rum and 1/2 oz. of coconut cream) 2 ounces fresh strawberries (frozen ok)                                 1 small banana                                 2 ounces unsweetened

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Super Bowl Party 2017 Are You Ready?

Super Bowl Party 2017 Are You Ready?   Super Bowl Sunday is almost here. During this time of year many people like to get together and throw a party. Throwing a party is a lot of hard work, there a lot of things to remember! Take a look below; this little list may help make planning a lot easier. Super Bowl Decorations- Make the household a bit “festive”. Buy a banner, streamers maybe some dangling footballs.   Coolers/Buckets with ice- This will help keep the beer and other beverages cool.   Beer, Soda etc.- Have a mix of beverages to

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GardenFest and Green Market Key West 2017

GardenFest and Green Market Key West Dates: February 11, 2017 – February 12, 2017 Hrs: 10am-4pm Key West Botanical Garden 5210 College Road Key West, FL 33040 This event gives visitors a chance to purchase a variety of different plants. Tropical and native plants of all kinds will be on display. There will also be earth based art, healthy living vendors, eco-friendly products and services. Attendees and vendors will able to enjoy a beautiful day in the garden with delicious food, beer and wine bar. Local musicians will play some great tunes to enjoy as well.  Spend a relaxing day

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