Ocean Key Resort + Spa

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Ocean Key Resort + Spa

 Ocean Key Resort & Spa  Located where Duval Street meets the Gulf of Mexico at Sunset Pier in Key West, this quiet hotel is adjacent to Mallory Square in historic Old Town Key West, providing guests a sanctuary, attentive service and a front row seat to the show that is the sunset.   The deck at the LIQUID Pool-Bar-Lounge faces west,…

Feeling Special

Rounding the corner onto South Lake Trail in Palm Beach on my pink Lily Pulitzer cruiser, I was met with a parade of palms on one side and a sharp wall of hedges on the other. The Lake Trail runs for 5 1/2 miles along the western side of the town, overlooking Lake Worth Lagoon across to West Palm Beach. 


Hugging the pristine shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico along Florida’s popular Highway 30a are a chain of rare coastal dune lakes embedded in the dune ecosystem of the Panhandle’s spring break capital. The rare lakes are reportedly found only along the coasts of New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar, and in the United States along the coasts of Oregon, South Carolina,…

Hushed in Miramar Beach

It’s very easy to talk about how busy our lives are, needing more time to relax or wishing we had more vacation time. But when we actually some time away from our hectic schedules, it’s even more difficult to unwind these days. I’ve heard many people say that it takes them several days at the beginning of a vacation just…

A quick trip to Paris

When traveling to France, I have been able to stay in different neighborhoods and during each visit I always find something new about Paris.  If you only have three days, here are my suggestions for a memorable trip.

Dramatic, Dreamy Door County

 Fishing for whitefish, northern pike and walleye with      I conquered one of my biggest fears in Door County, Wisconsin.

Music to your Mouth

Low Country hospitality, dancing under the stars to familiar bluegrass favorites, succulent wood fire-roasted oysters plucked from the adjoining May River and bacon cured in the Smoky Mountains perfectly paired with Charleston’s best bourbon. For 12 years, a mighty crescendo has been building, as the south’s favorite music and food festival, Music To Your Mouth lights up the beautiful Montage…

At Home in New York

Stepping up to the front desk at the Euro-shiek Sofitel New York Hotel on 44th St and Fifth Ave., 
I felt like royalty. Two team members immediately stopped what they were doing and snapped to attention, looking me in the eye with interest and warmth. No tap-tapping on keyboards or distracted side conversations. 


High up in the clouds in a small Italian town on the Amalfi coast called Ravello, deep blue water surrounds your view and lush gardens color the scenery with brilliant hues of gold, pink, purple, violet and green. This is the endless view from Mama Agata’s terrace where we learned how to prepare traditional Italian dishes from ingredients grown on-site…