Wanderlust Wednesday ~ Islamorada

I just got back from a cold weekend in Connecticut to spend time with family and meet my new nephew, but today we're going to talk about sunny Islamorada in the Florida Keys. I'm hoping to have my CT recap up in the next few days so stay tuned.

A few weeks ago, I shared a preview of my weekend in Islamorada. I promised I'd come back and share more about the resort and the island.
The drive down was much easier than driving all the way to Key West, and once we arrived at the Guy Harvey Islander Resort and checked in we went to go see our guest villa. The villas all included Guy Harvey artwork throughout, a sitting area, a kitchen, a screened in patio, and lounge chairs outside.
Then it was time to explore the resort, and head down to the beach and pool area for some lounging in the sun.
*Made a friend on the way to the beach*
There were two pools that were both heated for the time of year, one was freshwater and the other was saltwater.
The next morning, we had breakfast at the resort before I had to go get set up for the wedding show at the resort.  I had been preparing for the show for the past few months, and I was excited to share our brand and network with the destination wedding vendors and brides. The event was gorgeous and a total success! I really enjoyed getting to know some of the vendors and resort representatives in the area.
The event even had an open bar, which was nice considering all the wedding shows I attended while I was planning my wedding had cash bars. 
After the event, I realized how hungry I was since I never had lunch and we headed down the road to Wahoos for lunch with a view of the water.
Then it was time to head to Lorelei Cabana Bar for the sunset celebration.
Loved this spot which was right on the water with it's own marina. They even had a patio on the water for guests with pets. And their happy hour during the sunset celebration can't be beat. Later we went to check out the Tiki Bar at The Postcard Inn, but it was closed for renovations and will be re-opened in the spring.
The next morning, it was time to check out and say goodbye, but not without a stop for one last meal with a view for breakfast. So of course, we ventured back across the street to Lorelei's which was our favorite spot of the trip. The menu prices are very reasonable, there's live music, and you're right on the water.
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62 comments:

  1. It's hard to look at warm photos when it's so cold in Philadelphia! I wish I was back in Florida right now!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  2. I definitely want to check out Islamorada some time! It's so much easier to get to than Key West but much more relaxed! Glad you had a great time! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. That looks amazing right about now! I am totally craving warm, beachy weather :)

    xoxo Alexis @ Chemistrycachet.com

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  4. Looks like such an amazing place, I'd love to be there right now!

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  5. Blue skies & Blue water - what more could you want from a destination! I had a lot of friends in college that were from Islamorada!! Such a scenic place!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. ahhhh how gorgeous!! I am saving this because it sounds like a great little getaway for hubby and I. Paradise for sure!! So glad you had fun!!

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  7. Looks like an awesome trip! Such gorgeous photos!

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  8. I loved the time we spent in Islamorada. I like the pace there better than KW!

    Looks like you had an awesome weekend!

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  9. The resort looks so amazing! I love when you go on work trips that you can also use for personal trips as well! That's awesome that the showcase had an open bar, which is always amazing! And you can't go wrong with eating at restaurants right on the water so you can enjoy the amazing views!

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  10. here it's so cold..so difficult to see these amazing pics

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  11. How fun! The resort looks beautiful!

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  12. ah islamorada looks gorg! def one to add to the list. and i love how it's not AS far as key west. looks like an amazing time girly!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  13. What a fabulous destination! It looks gorgeous, and the shots are beautiful!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  14. You're making me want to be somewhere warm with a drink in my hand! Looks like you had the most amazing time!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  15. I definitely wish that I was at the beach right now with a cocktail!! It is absolutely freezing here today. Love your pictures and I'm glad that you had a nice time. I'm also glad that the event went well. :-)

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  16. That water is so beautiful!! I always imagine a really slow pace of life in the keys... Annnnnnd that sounds really amazing right now!

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  17. Ooh! I've wanted to go the Florida Keys for ages. That beach looks very inviting and I'm not sure there's anything better than lunch with a view of the water. What was the weather like when you were there? (I'm British, I have to ask about the weather).

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  18. OOh this looks so nice and warm! :) I am very ready for a little getaway... not sure where we'll end up yet! But this post definitely has me wanting to head South! :) XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  19. I'm not really a beach person but you are making me want to book a beach vacation and stat. Islamorada looks so pretty, look at that water.

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  20. love this post! i would love to go here one day, and lorelai's sounds awesome, especially withe patio for people with pets. not that i would bring pets haha but it's still awesome. the resort looks great, so beachy (duh) and glad your wedding show was a hit! all the ones i do / have been to never have alcohol, rude! lol.

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  21. I've never been to the Guy Harvey Resort. It looks so beachy and wonderful. I think I'm putting that on my places I want to travel list. <3 I always love reading about your keys trips!

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  22. My family used to visit the Florida Keys every year and it makes me so nostalgic! I'd love to take my husband there but he works in politics and we can't travel during the legislative session :( But hopefully some day! Thanks for hosting the linkup!

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  23. Looks so beautiful and peaceful! Love the villas, they are so cute! I would love to visit Florida one day!
    xo, Lily
    beautywithlily.com

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  24. Yay! So glad you enjoyed it. Looks like so much fun.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  25. All of your pictures are so beautiful! Ahh I want to go! Adam went to Islamorada last year and loved it. When need to plan a return so I can see it!

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  26. This place seriously looks gorgeous! Definitely adding it to my list of places to visit. :)

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  27. Can't wait to hear about your CT trip! I love the Keys, the vibe is so relaxed there.

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  28. This place is just gorgeous! That water is perfect! I've had a travelling itch for the last month or so, but we're not going anywhere until June. Glad that I can live vicariously through your pictures!

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  29. I've been dying to make it down to the Keys and Islamorada seems like the way to go. I'll definitely look into that resort as well. It looks beautiful!

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  30. This destination looks beautiful! Rumor has it that Boston will be -5 degrees this weekend...what I would do to be in the keys!

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  31. I love Guy Harvey! I met him once in college and it was so fun! I've always wanted to stay at his resort!

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  32. UGH I am so in need of a getaway . . . this looks like a great place

    www.lifeisjustrosie.tv

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  33. That villa looks amazing!! What an awesome trip. I've always wanted to go to the Keys!

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  34. Girl you know island living and that's for sure. Looks so very lovely!!!! Give me that cocktail! I at least get to see palm trees now :)

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  35. Bloodline has been making me SUPER into Islamorada! It's definitely on my list of places to go... also because it's so much easier to get to than some of the other keys!

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  36. Oh, how I wish I could teleport myself there right now! We were really hoping to go the Keys (or somewhere down there) in April, but now with this stupid Zika virus, my doctor warned against it :( :( So sad!!

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  37. This trip looks amazing! Delicious drinks and heated pools! I've been to the keys but it was briefly and it looks like you had a lot of time to really enjoy some great things.

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  38. Looks amazing! It makes me want to go to the keys right now! I think I'm ready for the cold weather to go away and get back to our beaches!

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  39. Your pictures make me want to check out Islamorado! I've wanted to go to the Keys, but heard it's quite the trek so this would be a perfect alternative! Mimosas are always a good idea!

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  40. This place looks gorgeous, especially when there is snow outside my window right now! Haha.

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  41. Wow wow wow. Just wow. I've always wanted to hit up the Florida Keys. This place looks amazing!!!

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  42. The water looks so amazing!!! And I love that you got to meet some friends on the way :) Though I wont lie, if I saw that dude I might have squealed a little at first hahaha. The lizards we have around here are the size of my finger...no bigger!I love that they had heated pools. Sounds like a fabulous place to visit!

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  43. This looks like the perfect vacation!! Just so relaxing!

    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  44. Oh this is where I need to be right now!! It has been snowing here all day and I can't get the chills out of my body!

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  45. I WANT TO BE THERE! Ha, soooo jealous! :) I could really use a beach.

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  46. So great that this was an easy drive for you - looks fantastic!

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  47. I'm all about a screened in patio! I love enjoying the scenery and feeling like I'm a part of it but I absolutely HATE bugs. LOL When I was a kid and my family would eat outside, I would refuse to and instead I would eat inside ALONE at the table, lololol

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  48. The resort looks gorgeous! It seems like you all had a great time! Also, I'm just now catching up on blog reading but I LOVE the refresh on your page! Looks awesome!!!

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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  49. Ahh! So gorgeous! This is a great guide, I could definitely use a warm weather getaway! Hope Connecticut was great!!

    Xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  50. Ahhhh looks AMAZING!!! And you're right - I never went to a wedding show with an open bar?!?!?! Nice!!

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  51. That looks incredibly beautiful!!! I love the beach!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  52. Ahhh, wanderlust! This resort looks incredible!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  53. Congrats on a successful event! I did the drive through the Keys maybe 10 years ago and it was so gorgeous that I still remember it...would LOVE to do it again someday!

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  54. So beautiful!! And how perfect to have a work event at a perfect travel destination!

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  55. Wanderlust indeed! It's currently 15 degrees here... Sigh. Hope you enjoyed your trip home, too!

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  56. Look amazing! Hope you had a great time!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  57. So beautiful, love the keys!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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  58. The Keys look so beautiful! I want to visit some day!

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  59. Ohhh, I'll be down in Florida this weekend and I am hoping that the weather and scenery is this pretty! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  60. Lovely and relaxing place ;)

    XX

    Mónica Sors

    MES VOYAGES À PARIS

    NEW POST: BIKER JACKET + MAXI DRESS

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  61. This place looks so dreamy
    Your photos make me miss summer even more
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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