Photos by Drew
Navy pleated skirt: gift from Juliette Hogan
Cropped shirt (and biker shorts): American Apparel
’90s Coach bag: thrift store
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Necklace: Corvus Noir (it’s the one I always wear that was made from a ’30s charm, and the morning I wore it I noticed it said “Florida Keys!” Strange.)
Today we got back from our cruise, and while I was away I missed blogging so much that I’m doing a post on my favorite day of our trip first, even if it did happen towards the end of it. We went to tropical places like Nassau and Freeport in the Bahamas, but my favorite town had to be Key West in the good old USA, if only because it reminded me of all the southern coastal cities I love. Sometimes it reminded me of Charleston, but that might have been only because I’d just been there a few days before. Really it was pretty different–a lot more tropical and colorful, sometimes kitschy, more daytime drinking and more drag shows (I didn’t go but I wanted to). I liked how whenever the place got too loud and touristy you could just dip off onto a little side street and it’d be good and quiet, except for the random roosters that run all around the city. Cats too. We saw lots of six-toed cats at Hemingway’s house when we went. Drew and I took a tour and walked all over the place and I got reminded of how I don’t like Hemingway as a person, and spent too much time wondering if Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald had ever visited or if any 1930s celebrities swam in the little pool in back. I swore I heard a tour guide bring up Ginger Rogers when he drove his trolley past the house, but that could have just been my selective hearing.
Other things I loved about Key West? Walking around with my family (including the cutest kids in the world, Jack–”Peach”–and Stella), old ’30s buildings, the lighthouse, and lunch at this place called Blue Heaven that made the best strawberry daiquiri I’ve ever had and Key Lime pie, of course.