If you follow me on Instagram you know I am currently in Florida. I tagged along with Vikram on a work trip to South Florida for a change of scenery. We stayed in Homestead, FL which turned out to be the right location for our weekend getaway to the Keys and Everglades. The Keys are a string of islands off the southern coast of Florida with Key West being the southern-most island. Having been to the Keys earlier, this time I wanted to spend as much time as possible in Key West. On the way to Key West, we made a short stop at Anne’s Beach which is a little slice of heaven just off the Overseas Highway.
My first order of business in Key West was food, I tried fish tacos for the first time at Blue Macaw Island Eats & Bar. I had a couple of places to see in Key West but I scrapped all that and leisurely roamed around the streets. Apart from the popular Duval street, there are lesser crowded streets that are equally charming.
Southernmost point in the US
My island outfit was this ASOS Floral Print Pajama Pant Co-Ord. This outfit simply put is a chic version of pajama sets. I love the print, color and the versatility of this outfit. The pieces can also be worn separately and the blouse can be styled front open as well.
A Key West Sunset at Mallory Square
The next day was a complete contrast as I headed to Everglades a swamp land outside Miami. Most of the ecosystem is preserved by the National Park Service within the boundaries of the Everglades National Park. I am very eerie of alligators but you can’t come to Everglades and not see them. So we went for an airboat tour at the Everglades Alligator Farm just 5 miles outside the National Park. They had few shows and exhibits but it is a zoo-like experience, unlike the airboat tour. The airboat tour was exciting and we saw three alligators in their natural habitat.
(P.S. This snake was non-venomous.)
From there we went to Biscayne National Park which is 95% water. It was super windy so there were no boating or kayaking on the water. We enjoyed a windy stroll along the boardwalk. On a clear day, you can view the Miami skyline from here.
The day came to close at the Wynwood Walls in Miami featuring colorful street murals by artists from around the globe. Every wall is covered in art and you can’t help but feel inspired. It is a bloggers paradise.
Wearing: Hollister Romper | Steve Madden loafers | Charles & Keith bag |
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