After weeks of blog-following and walking by to check out the progress, Vino’s opened at 810 Duval Street…much to the delight of both locals and visitors.
The decor is a mix of classic, funky, and colorful…and I love it all.
Fantastic chandelier…I’d like to do this sort of thing when we build, except in a rectangular shape…
Vino’s is one of the few places that isn’t a restaurant, lavish hotel, or b&b where I’m impressed with the loo…This is not a “scratch & sniff”, but trust Priss when she tells you the cedar is a nice touch.
|Vino’s offers anything you’d want in a wine bar and more.
There is no other place in Key West I could imagine hosting Stiletto Night (http://prissyinparadise.com/2011/05/stiletto-night-at-vinos-on-duval/).
Stiletto Night is the last Wednesday of the month and lots of local ladies (and some tourists!) strut their stuff on the red carpet in fabulous stilettos (and sometimes a wedge thrown in for good measure).
I’ve met wonderful women at this fun event, from bartenders to retail employees to therapists to school teachers to assistant district attorneys to HTA employees to accountants. It matters not what we do, we just bond over shoes.
This is not the event for your flip flops, baby! (At least not to walk the red carpet…by all means, still come and drink!)
As is Key West fashion, many times the patrons add an interesting flavor to an establishment…
I don’t know who the lovely Valerie is holding, but I do know the notorious Buzzy. Buzzy is a bartender at Grand Vin and he loves to share opinions…on everything. That’s why we love him 🙂
And isn’t this a motley crew…
|From left to right, wine pourer extraordinaire Shaun, co-owner Clayton, and restauranteur Mark.
Clayton didn’t have to do a whole lot of arm-twisting getting these two
Two straight men having to look at contestants’ bare legs in high heels…the ultimate sacrifice, indeed.
Sometimes, Vino’s even lets this character through it’s doors…Unbelievable, I know…
Then there is the très charmante Amélie, another wine pourer extraordinaire…but between us, she’s a little prettier than Shaun 🙂 Amélie is always pouring on Stiletto Nights, sometimes walking the red carpet, and sometimes winning! Her personality is as beautiful as her exterior and it’s always a treat to see her.
Congratulations, Clayton and Val…you two are awesome people whom we are proud to call friends. We wish you continued success, but be warned…you’ll be seeing a lot more of us at Vino’s on Duval. Salut!