we spent the first part of holiday break in key west with stephen’s dad and family. the flight down from atlanta was a rough start as we were offered $800 vouchers from delta since our plane was overweight – they needed 16 people to get off the plane. we were so ready to get to key west so we stayed on the plane…. and then our flight was cancelled due to mechanical difficulties! go figure. once we finally got back on the plane, we had a few margaritas on the flight down and everything was made better. stephen’s sister was smart enough to take the $1,000 voucher that delta offered her oversold flight the day before.
the first few days were a bit overcast and we walked around a lot since the temperature was perfect, we spent time catching up with family and toasting to good health and happiness. then the sun peeked out for a few days and we hit the beach. key west in december is honestly perfection. the weather can not get any better, everything is walkable, and it’s a little respite from the hustle bustle of city life.
we stayed in this cute, historical key west home.
… and we ate so much food. notable spots include jack flat’s, bistro sole, sarabeth’s, harpoon harry’s, and more. this is the salmon eggs benedict from sarabeth’s brunch. I like to think that walking ten miles a day mitigates overeating.
of course, we had to make a trip to the butterfly conservatory. my absolute favorite thing on the island. we picked up a new ornament for our tree, a little christmas hummingbird.
I also loved seeing all the beautiful homes dressed in their christmas best. this one is my favorite.
and of course, we hit the beach! I also finished reading the girl on the train, if you’re like me – late to game on this one – I highly suggest it. an exciting and quick read!
sporting my new robin piccone burnout one piece I picked up at nordstrom last minute – love!
stephen and I had sunset drinks at latitude’s, a beautiful restaurant you take a ferry to get to on sunset key. we met up with everyone else at the porch on duval for drinks afterward.
on our last night, we all walked down to mallory square for sunset. I love the key west trees, this one is made of buoys.
the sail boats of key west are also one of my favorite things. I imagine they are filled with pirates, although, I’m quite sure they are filled with tourists or cargo.
did you travel for the holidays? share your link with me below, I’d love to check it out.