3.10.2015

Scenes from our Weekend | Key West

Hi friends!! We're back....

We headed to Key West this past weekend with some friends for a little fun in the sun aka "adult spring break".  My good friend, Courtney, started organizing this trip last August as a surprise for her husbands 40th birthday! It's pretty amazing that she pulled it off and he was completely shocked when we all jumped out at him in the Pensacola airport at 6am.  It was so exciting.  

We left at the crack of dawn on Thursday morning and made it to Key West by lunch time. 




We checked into our home for the next 3 nights...


And then grabbed some lunch at Pepe's Cafe


Thursday evening we had a really nice dinner planned at Latitudes on Sunset Key.  We had to take a quick ferry ride over the the island and were able to catch the sunset. 






I had the scallops with mushroom risotto which was delicious!!

I wore my Mara Hoffman maxi dress that's been in my closet for awhile waiting to get worn! The neon colors are so fun and it was perfect for this evening! 


On Friday we went to brunch at Blue Heaven which was a really cool venue.  The place stays on a wait, but it was so worth it.  Post up at the bar and listen to live entertainment until your table is ready. 


Mara Hoffman Parrot Dress


My breakfast that I made look like a smiley face :)

We hit the beach after brunch which was so nice.  The weather was perfect and the water was warm enough to take a dip.  It felt so good to lay out for a few hours and not be chasing around a 1 year old!!  I wore my Rahrah Designs monogrammed swimsuit which I love! 

After the beach we took advantage of the awesome little dip pool we had at the house.  The backyard was small, but it actually fit a lot of people and it was so pretty and peaceful back there.  


We had dinner that evening at Hot Tin Roof which we sat outside and had a pretty view of the water.  The food was pretty good with lots of seafood choices and a ribeye that looked amazing that all the boys got. 


Me and Courtney!  Thanks so much for putting this awesome trip together, CB :)

Saturday most of the crew headed for a snorkeling trip, but Matt and I decided to skip the snorkeling because it was pretty windy and I've been known to get sea sick.  We explored a little more of Key West and made our way to the Southern most point!


We met the rest of the group for lunch at Bo's Fish Wagon once they got off the boat.  This place is a little hole in the wall spot that's known for their fried grouper sandwich.  Everyone said it was amazing.  I got the fried shrimp platter and it was incredible too!


After lunch we walked over to Dante's to take a look at the pool scene.  This place was comical.  Ass cheeks were out like nobody's business and it was apparent that this was the designated "spring breakers" hangout.  We did't feel old at all....


We headed back home for our own pool party and later went to dinner at an Italian spot called La Trattoria - Oceanside.  Apparently there are two locations for this restaurant.  One is on Duval street which would have been closer to us and the other is "uptown" towards the airport.  I'd say the food here was just okay, but we still enjoyed ourselves!  

We had another super early morning flight on Sunday to head home.  We were sad to say goodbye to the beautiful sunshine and warm weather, but I was excited to see my little guy back home.   It was so much fun to have an adult getaway and get my beach fix before spring officially arrives in Pensacola! 

Have you guys been to Key West before?? This was my first time here.  It totally reminded me of New Orleans in a beach town.  Duval St. mimics Bourbon St in New Orleans to a tee.  It's a great city with beautiful sunsets.  

 :: Where We Ate ::


:: Where We Stayed ::









21 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a fun time! I really like your parrot dress, looks stunning on you! Never have been, but I feel like I was visiting Key West through your pictures. Following you on Bloglovin. . .

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  2. Looks like such a fun weekend! We are going to Key West at the end of April for a wedding and then staying a couple of extra days for vacation. I will definitely be using your lunch/dinner recommendations!

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  3. What a fun trip!! Looks like an amazing time with friends! Makes me want to go to the beach ASAP :)

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  4. Love both of those MH dresses!! Looks like such a fun weekend and making me excited for my kid free vacay in April!

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  5. Looks like an amazing trip! Adult time + relaxation= perfection!

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  6. What a fun trip!! & sounds like the perfect amount of time away to recharge!!

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  7. I've been to Key West once and it was fun! It is a nice weekend escape! Looks like you guys had fun and did a lot of eating which is one of my fave things to do while away too!

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  8. We are going to Key West in June, so I am going to have to check out some of these restaurants!

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  9. My sister lives down in the Keys! Its great there! Looks like you guys had a good time...I was surprised to see that you cant get up close to the southern most point anymore and that they have it gated off! Thats strange, I wonder why they did that?

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  10. between your outfits, the food, the palm trees, and the activities ... your trip look amazing!

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  11. What a fun trip! Ummm you were definitely the best dressed for sure and now I'm obsessed with the first dress you wore!

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  12. That looks like so much fun and so relaxing! Glad you had a good trip!

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  13. We went to Key West a few years ago and you are making me want to go back!! I loved it! I'm pretty sure we ate at Blue Heaven too and it was worth the wait!

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  14. This looks like the best weekend! I really want to go to Key West one year, but this looks like it would be even more fun sans kiddos!

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  15. Sounds like a fabulous! Key West is definitely on my list of vacation spots hopefully in the near future. Love all your pretty beach dresses and coverups.

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  16. Looks awesome, plus you always have the prettiest outfits! So fun that it was a surprise trip too, nailed it.

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  17. Key West looks fabulous and you looks like you had a blast. You had the best vacation outfits!! And that risotto looks yummy!

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  18. I'm posting next week about wanderlust, and Key West is on my list! Definitely saving this for when we go! xo

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  19. looks like an awesome trip!! And loving all your outfit choices x

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  20. This looks like an amazing trip! Loving all your outfits too! Xo, Stephanie

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