A May 2002 trip
to Key West by elliss
Quote: Aahhhh...the senses. Vibrant art splashes authentic Key West style. Key rythems lightly echo off the tastefully decorated walls. A beautiful maiden figurehead spies courageously beyond. From the tropical garden, the sleepy verandas, the explosion of artworks that duel for your attention, the Popular House is a sensuous comfort.
The food is world class. Small cafes offer pasteris and Cafe con leche. The Blue Heron restaurant atones the tastebuds with Cuban delights. The rustic patio atmosphere makes one imagine they have stepped into another world of mystery and decadence.
The shopping is a delight as well. There are your typical coastal swimshops selling suits too small for your Barbie doll, but keep looking. Antique shops harbour the booty the wreckers.
The lore! There is a number of venues from which to learn of Key West's rich past. As for the Popular House, this late nineteenth century Victorian mansion (circa 1898)was built by wrecker William Russell as sugar for his wife. Unimpressed, she left him none-the-less. Well, I could have stayed forever.
Hotel | "The Popular House"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 14, 2002
Key West Bed and Breakfast - The Popular House
415 William Street
Key West, Florida 33040