Charlotte Twine fled her New York City corporate publishing life and happily moved to the Keys six years ago. She has written for Travel + Leisure, Allure, and Offshore magazines; Elle.com; and the Florida Keys Free Press. She loves her two elderly Pomeranians, writing stories that uplift and inspire, making children laugh, the color pink, tattoos, Johnny Cash, and her husband. Though not necessarily in that order.
On Nov. 27, Jessica Shepard and Tom “TJ” Paul Jr., along with their son, Bradley, finally reached Islamorada for their working vacation to run their annual Christmas tree stand....