Hot Days and Nights in Key West

Key West is a South Florida destination that boasts sunny skies, warm blue waters, great restaurants and some history that will keep just about any visitor busy. If your trip to Key West is for a weekend or for a two week vacation, there is plenty to do night and day to keep you busy the entire time. If your time in this tropical paradise calls for lazy days on the beach and partying in the clubs and night, you couldn’t pick a better place than Key West to enjoy yourself.

During the day in Key West you could take in some of the local culture and take part in many of the historic tours. The most popular way to tour Key West is the Conch Tour Train. This is a perfect way for the family to relax and enjoy all the sights and sounds of the island in a laid back train like experience. You can get a feel for all the most popular areas of the island that you can visit later in the day. A must stop after the tour is the Ernest Hemmingway House. This home acts as a museum, where you can see where the famous author penned some of his famous novels. Throughout your time on the island you will also see quite a few plaques scattered all over the place in honor of Hemmingway. He did spend a considerable amount of time in Key West.

Key West’s main attraction during the day is the beaches. The warm water and crystal clear beaches only add to the allure of the island. You can hear Jimmy Buffett and assorted Calypso music playing at anytime on any beach. Besides getting to work on your tan, you can enjoy numerous beach activities from, snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing and of course fishing. Key West has a number of glass bottom boat tours that will also give you a nice perspective of the life under the sea in Key West. If your aren’t a boat person, Key West also has a very nice aquarium that has many of the marine life that inhabit the island region.

When the sun goes down, and the kids hit the hotel for some rest and relation, that is when the adults hit some of the world famous clubs that are a major part of the Key West history. The Green Parrot Bar and Sloppy Joe’s are two of the more famous clubs on the island boosting music, drinks and live entertainment. The Green Parrot is Key West’s first bar and also holds the title as the last bar in the United States because of how far south it sits. Many of these bars are open during the day, but it is after dark that they come alive. You can walk from one bar to another on famous Duval Street and party until the sun comes up. Some of the more famous bars you can visit are Captain Tony’s Saloon, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Cafe, Hog’s Breath Saloon, Schooner Wharf Bar and Durty Harry’s.

Key West also has many special events that take place in December like the Key West Holiday Parade in Old Town, the Key West Lighted Boat Parade and the Key West New Year’s Eve celebration. This night every bar and restaurant has some sort of celebration in honor of the last night of the year.

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Colors in women’s fashion 2011

Colors often play an important role in current fashion trends. Still some colors, irrespective of   fashion or style, maintain their own royalty with their warmth and beauty. White color which symbolizes peace is always liked by everybody. Fashion changes every year and accordingly fashion colors, too.  This year’s fashion for women could accentuate their curves with those timeless pieces reflecting seasons. More styles and cuts entered the runway that could bring women’s fashion 2011 into the moment. Women were so enthusiastic with the new colors and styles and were enjoying themselves in their new outfit.

Complementary colors

This year had colorful styles in the fashion front. Black had no scope at all and was put into a corner of the closet. Complementary colors captured the entire runway creating a new color generation.  A right combination of warm and cool colors is the fashion for ladies 2011. A red and pink complement Honeysuckle was the color of the moment. This hue was prevalent in all designer models. It can raise the stress of everyone with its mildly warm tone which is graceful. Honeysuckle has got itself filled in all fabrics with its sober look.
Shades of russet, a pinky-beige also was scattered around in the fashion front. Lavender, silver and beeswax yellow are also going to be the fashion colors this year. A light Regatta or Curacao Blue was set to honeysuckle in a round in color stakes for money. This can be compared to the color combination of sea and sun while sunset. The combination of honeysuckle with Turquoise Blue reveals the possibility of seeing more complementary colors that are warm and bright.

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Fashion: The S/S trend for 2011 in Asia.

2011 is predicted to bring some of the most interesting and stylish fashion trends to brighten up the wardrobe of those fashion-savvy, from feminine and romantic, nautical and classic to quirky and eclectic. Many avant-garde designers have once again shown off their talents and showcased some of the truly original designs and styles for this year’s look for the spring and summer seasons.

As one of the most sought-after markets in Asia, the leading fashion designers all flooded down to Hong Kong where it is regarded by many as the focal point where the East converges with the West. The inspiring and innovative works brandished by some of the prominent as well as budding fashion designers have been based on this concept in order to appeal to the gargantuan Asian market.

The Hong Kong Fashion week, regarded as one of the top fashion events in Asia held once every year, puts on parades of stellar creations of not just local talents but from visionary designers worldwide. Dorian Ho’s 2011 spring and summer collection was mainly Middle-Eastern and Indian-inspired with strong and bold colours and head-accessories for the complete Oriental look as was Guo Pei’s collection.

While soft, feminine style with floral pattern with either 70s and 50s-inspired undertones is predicted to be the look for this year’s spring season yet again, some of the forward-thinking by leading designers have put forward innovative designs with 80s-inspired asymmetrical cuts with bold colours for strong, edgy looks. A few of the world-renowned designers also didn’t fail to make their mark in the Hong Kong Fashion week such as Vivienne Westwood, launching a collection that accentuated a real trend-setting quirky, eclectic and fun casual style, that highlighted the juxtaposition of various pin-striped patterns, creating a diverse range of looks from streetwear to beachwear with this upbeat and funky theme.

In Seoul, another major fashion capital in Asia, veteran designers such as Kwang-Ho Jang has opted for a more nautical style, prominent with light neutral tones and relaxed fittings that are designed primarily for comfort in casual wear for both men and women.

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