Hawaii also banned the sale and distribution of similar sunscreens, which contain chemicals that lead to coral bleaching.
Come experience the 10-day, no-holds-barred party filled with costumes, body paint, drinking, dancing, life loving and skin aplenty.
No fatalities have been reported so far, but that seems likely to change.
Here's what I'm seeing on the ground.
Hit the road Jack!
Key West Sunset, 2016, by Steven J. Manolis Watercolor, gouache and acrylic on paper, 60 X 40 in. Flamingo 1832, 2016, Acrylic
One night last week at David Wolkowsky's residence, for his 97th birthday, with his little sis the divine concert pianist Beth Greenberg, at 95, playing her own version of Happy Birthday. Guests were instructed not to bring gifts, naturally no one complied and David's glorious home was more full than usual with orchids. I too disobeyed the request. I have a trove of Nancy Berry Photography note cards, each a serious piece of gorgeous artwork.
“I like to fish, I like to drink a little bit, I like women and I just like having a good fun time,” says Dave Hemingway (no relation to Ernest).
In our family, making the most of summer means frequent weekend trips. It also means cramming as much leisure time into 48 hours as possible. For my husband and I, Key West is always an obvious choice, as it's a short plane ride from Boston and it never lacks for things to do.
Ask not for whom the cat purrs; it purrs for thee.