Your first stop for holiday or general crafting needs. Popular spot for Fantasy fest costume making, they offer a wide variety of unusual fabrics, designs, notions and faux fur. They also carry masks, wigs, boas unique beads and accessories to complete your costume. For Christmas they carry collectibles and ornaments. Lots of picture frames, as well as custom framing. Staff is friendly and helpful, but can be very crowded and chaotic at peak times. Shop early!
Key Westers love our pets as evidenced by the many pet stores. Pampered pet is a reliable source of supplied for all types of pets, as well as offering grooming and a well respected obedience training program. The staff were great during the chaos of last year's hurricanes as people struggled with evacuating (or not) with their pets. And who doesn't love just going to dote on the cute puppies.
These young local artist pooled their resources for a gallery of their own. Stop by the funky Bahama Village location across from Blue Heaven and check out these fresh talents. If you are lucky enough to happen upon a special show, you are in for a see and be seen of Key West. The artist are frequently featured in local publication and even in a Florida Keys tourism TV spot.
I have used Key West Chemical at work for delivery of cleaning supplies and paper products. Although I am happy with the selection and the customer service was acceptable, we have lots of problems with delivery. It seemed to be a different delivery person every time and they were constantly lost. They have delivered our product to other customers (the other business called to tell us, not KW Chem) and sometime send the wrong item. We have no problem returning product and they always fix the problem, but it can be a little frustrating.
PROS: Local business
CONS: Need better delivery service
Modest selection of natural foods and supplements. As with most natural food stores, it is a bit disorganized and items can be a little difficult to find, however, it is interesting to just browse the shelves, if you have the time. They are also offering the juice bar and cafe, serving vegetarian fare. It is open most store hours.
PROS: Only natural foods in KW
CONS: Limited selection
Intimate salon offering spa services, gifts and clothing and skin care products formulated in house. The atmosphere is soothing and relaxing, perfect for a day of pampering massage or facial. The staff is professional and very friendly. Located in the revitalized Bahama Village business district, they are often supportive of local events and fundraisers.
Excellent instruction in their new studio. Classes fill up fast, but they seem to be constantly adding more sessions as they grow in popularity. There is a dedicated core of students with a nice sense of community. This is an incredibly rewarding experience and both the instructors and pupils have a good, wholesome energy.
PROS: Relaxing and Rejuvinating
CONS: Challenging program
As a birthday gift for my Dad, I booked a flight in Island Aeroplanes' biplane. We wanted the stunt plane, but it was out of town. They had a great time flying over local land marks, looking at the reef and flying around the local, erratic weather. They have several packages to choose from is many price ranges and time frames. It's a unique experience in a great locale, but it's not a cheap date.
PROS: Wonderful experience
On my birthday a couple of years ago, my boyfriend ordered a bouquet delivered. They were not delivered until the next day, much to his dismay. When they did arrive, they looked more like a funeral spray than a birthday arrangement. He had requested colors and some specific exotic flowers be include but had not been specific about the method of arrangement. The flowers were of good quality, but the service is a little iffy. They have a good deal on dozen roses if you don't need them delivered.
PROS: Some good deals
CONS: Hit or miss service
The flowers are beautiful, the arrangement fabulous, but you're going to have to pay for it. If money is no object, this is the placed to go. When my sister-in-law called me last minute to inform me they were on their way to KW to get married, I called Mama in a panic. They delivered a stunning bouquet and headpiece in record time on a holiday weekend. Sometimes price doesn't matter.
PROS: Beautiful work