the-gates-hotel-key-westTwo-Tone Sandals

islamorada-waterfront-dinnerSeaside Lunch at Morada Bay Beach Cafe {HIGHLY recommend – beautiful views + amazing food}strawberry-daiquiri-gates-hotel-key-west coconut-crusted-mahi-mahiCoconut Crusted Mahi Mahi with Coconut Rice + Tropical Salsa | Morada Bay Beach Cafehot-pink-flowers pink-picnic-tablePale Pink Picnic Tablethe-gates-hotel-key-westPoolside at The Gates Hotelivory-straw-fredora Ivory Straw Fedora
hogfish-key-west‘Margaritaville is Everywhere’ {who could disagree with that}?! | at Hogfish Bar + Grille {a Key West local staple}
red-fire-hydrant-key-westsarabeths-kitchen-key-westthe-gates-hotel-key-westI’m on Island Timethe-gates-hotel-key-westKing Room at The Gates Hotel
bene-palm-print-kaftan Bene Scarves Palm Print Kaftan | receive 15% off your first purchase with code ‘LIVINGINCOLORPRINT’pepes-restuarant-key-westPepe’s Cafe – one of our favorite’s for breakfast/brunch!
the-gates-hotel-key-west-cocktailsHis + Hers Cocktails at The Gates Hotelthe-gates-hotel-key-westt

sarabeths-kitchen-key-westHomemade Cereal at Sarabeth’s Kitchen {try the daily ‘porridge’ if you can get your hands on it!}
key-west-sunsetBreathtaking Sunset Views at Louie’s Backyard {new place we discovered + so so amazing}!

Last weekend Sterling + I embarked on the perfect little weekend getaway to Key West. We’re blessed to live just a short drive away from island life; the type of lifestyle that’s so laid back, a pair of heels is never involved {shocking, I know}. But it really is one of our favorite places to get away, decompress + truly relax.

The newly opened {and fully-renovated} The Gates Hotel hosted us for our long weekend of bliss. Nothing but poolside cocktails, sunshine, long walks + good food. And we were loving every minute of it. The best way I can describe The Gates Hotel is a two-story, retro style hotel with a modernized vibe; upgraded with light wood floors, white furniture + perfectly placed minimalist details. It’s the perfect destination for guests looking to soak up all that Key West has to offer, without the fuss + fluff. Although there isn’t a spa, gym, or full-service restaurant on-site, the property makes up for it with a friendly attentive staff, amazing bar/cocktail selection {go with the ‘queen cleo’}, poolside live music + a permanent on-site food truck serving up poolside tacos + bites for breakfast, lunch + dinner {how cool is that?!}.

Keep up with all the fun Key West happenings {+ beautiful images} via the #UnlockTheKeys feed on twitter and instagram!

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such cute snaps! you’re making me miss Florida!


It looks like you had a blast on your trip 🙂

xoxo, SS

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Beautiful landscape in Key West! And the color block zip back sandal is available for such a great price.

Happy Sunday 🙂

Everything about this looks absolutely heavenly, oh my goodness. That King Room bed looks like the best thing ever *sighs dreamily*

What a fun vacation! Such gorgeous colors, sea side, and yummy looking food!

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