North FL Influencers To Follow | Part 2

A year ago I decided it was high time I turned the spotlight on some of my other incredibly talented influencer friends in Jacksonville and the North Florida region in general. Your response took my breath away! It seems that a lot of you are interested in what creatives are up to in our area and having one place to find them was something you really wanted. So to begin this year, I’m bringing you another round up of some of my newest friends. This year saw an explosion in the world of influencing. Marketers are utilizing their talents more and more and new creatives are popping up every day. This fresh group has a healthy balance of pioneers in the field as well as new faces. I hope you embrace them as much as I do and give them lots of love (and by that I mean follow them and engage with their content)! What they do may be fabulous, but it’s not as easy as it looks.

Natasha Moody

Website

Vertical: Fashion

Instagram

I’m a 40-something year old Floridian that loves spending time with my family and friends, traveling, working out, eating fresh seafood, drinking wine, watching college/NFL football and of course shopping.

Moody Girl in Style is my creative outlet where I can share my love for all things girly.  It’s where I pour out my thoughts about fashion, beauty, fitness, travel, food & random funny things from my everyday life.  I plan to use this blog to share pictures of my outfits, review products and to participate in a great community of like minded fashion bloggers.  You’ll also find out about some of my many other interests which includes running, cooking, photography, knitting and sewing.

Aubrey Alley

Website

Vertical: Fashion

Instagram

Meet Aubrey Alley, the author of Hello Alley. She launched her fashion and lifestyle blog, Hello Alley, in September of 2015 as a creative outlet where she could share her love for fashion, beauty, travel and the joy found in the small spaces of daily life.  Hello Alley serves as a platform to give a little style inspiration, a boost of positivity and trusted place to ask fashion/beauty/lifestyle related advice!  Aubrey is a true Florida girl and a local, but loves the excitement of exploring other places around the country and abroad.  Aubrey’s desire is that Hello Alley will inspire others to feel confident in who they are and then to express that in their own individual style!

Katrice Shorter

Website

Vertical: Fashion & Food

Instagram

I’m Jacksonville, Florida Influencer who loves all things fashion, food, and travel! I’m an educator by day and a social butterfly by night. My personal style is a fun, budget friendly, trendy and chic. You will mostly find my go to outfits for hitting the town and outfits for work that will lend a bit of inspiration for my fellow teachers!  After all, I want everyone to know that “Teachers Have Style Too”! (As seen on First Coast Living)

When I’m not shopping, testing out new recipes or checking out the newest restaurants around town, I’m wandering around the world checking off items on my bucket list!

High Heels and Good Meals is a creative outlet for me to share all of these things I love. I’m glad you’re here and hope you stay a while!  Please enjoy my fashion, food, and lifestyle experiences and thanks again for stopping by!

Danielle Mattingly 

Website

Vertical: Fashion

Instagram

Danielle is a local blogger in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. She features mainly fashion but also includes some beauty and travel. She is a personal injury attorney during the week and a fashion blogger on the weekends.

Tanner Mann

Website

Vertical: Fashion

Instagram

I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, the mother to a cute fur baby, and obsessed with Harry Potter. I began blogging a year and a half ago after falling in love with the artistry side of makeup and creating an Instagram account to showcase my work. Blogging is my way to connect with those who share the same passion and aspirations. I find inspiration in every day sceneries. My goal in the blogging world is to communicate, connect, and inspire.

Meghan Lanahan

Website

Vertical: Fashion

Instagram

Meghan is a Louisiana, Southern girl at heart who recently moved to Florida with her family.  She started a lifestyle blog called meghanlanahan.com where she gets to live out her dream of styling outfits and finding the best deals. She has read fashion blogs for years so starting one of her own has been so fulfilling. Meghan graduated with a degree in Fashion Merchandising from LSU.  During her last semester at LSU, she completed an internship in New York City for the Michael Stars showroom.  Most days you can find Meghan shopping, blogging, and running around town with her 2 year old son.

Stephanie Mack Kearney 

Website

Vertical: Fashion

Instagram

The Borrowed Babes, written by Stephanie Mack Kearney, is a Fashion blog focused on looking luxe for less. She uses wit, southern sass, and the occasional awkward photo to give the fashion world a humorous take on utilizing high-end clothing rental services mixed with wardrobe staples from your favorite local boutiques to slay the everyday runway. Stephanie started blogging in late 2016 after winning her way to the front row of NYFW courtesy of fashion designer, Rebecca Minkoff and hasn’t looked back since. In 2018, she added a vlog channel and will be sharing a wintery slice of fashion and travel fun as she splits her time between Jacksonville, Florida and Newport, Rhode Island for the next year.

Sasha Steele

Vertical: Fashion

Instagram

Hey Y’all my name is Sasha and you can find me at The Blonde Confetti. Fashion is a passion of mine but my true motivation is spending time with ones that I love, giving back, and volunteering.

My platform, The Blonde Confetti, isn’t just a social media destination or a resource for fab finds. The Blonde Confetti is a lifestyle to me. One that embraces happiness, love, and compassion. I love entertaining, southern hospitality, parties & celebrations! The Blonde Confetti is my outlet for celebrating life, one day at a time, and of course to – Spread Kindness Like Confetti!

Lauren Worden

Website

Vertical: Fashion

Instagram 

My name is Lauren Worden I am 22 years old and write a lifestyle blog all about fashion, food and fun! I graduated with a business degree and am currently working in fashion.  I moved from New York to Florida 4 years ago and love it here! Home is where the beach is.

Patricia Kozack

Website

Vertical: Beauty

Instagram

Patricia Kozack is a professional makeup artist, wife and mom of 2.  During the week, she’s a mom taxi to her kids and you can find her beautifying clients on the weekends for their events, weddings and galas.  For the past three years, she’s been on Channel 4 news as their Beauty Guru.  You can see her segments once a month during the Morning Show.

She lives most of the year in Jacksonville and then Summers in the Northeast where she goes to spend her time there with her husband and his job.  She’s a baseball gypsy wife and has been for the past 13 years.

On top of her busy lifestyle, she also blogs for the locally famous Jax Moms blog.  She’s a huge advocate on body positivity and makes her voice known in her posts.  You’ll also see many posts and tutorials about beauty related items.

Priscilla 

Website

Vertical: Fashion

Instagram

I’m Priscilla, but most people call me Prissy. I was raised in a small town in GA, by my Grandparents. Growing up, we didn’t have a lot of money, and 85% of our clothing was hand– me-downs. However, that didn’t stop us from looking like we had a million bucks! I started Rush Our Fashion as a way to share with women how they can do the same!

This platform teaches our readers how to live fabulously while not breaking the bank. In my opinion, fashion is not limited to just clothes, shoes, and accessories. I believe that fashion encompasses all aspects of life! Sharing affordable fashion finds, showcasing DIY projects, and promoting natural & healthy hair is what I love to do! I hope to inspire other fashionistas in the same way that they have inspired me.

Cadie Fletcher

Website

Vertical: Lifestyle

Instagram 

Cadie Fletcher is the creator of cadiefletcher.com a lifestyle blog that feautres home decor, fashion, travel, and raising a toddler. Cadie lives I Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and daughter. Her passion is to inspire others to live a creative life.

Ubaid & Safura

Website

Vertical: Food

Instagram 

We are Ubaid & Safura the JAX Vegan Couple. We moved to Jacksonville, Florida over two years ago from Chicago. We have been collectively vegan for 10 years and are passionate about healthy plant-based eating and love to share our knowledge with others.  We are certified in Colin Campbell Center of Nutrition Studies and Forks over Knives Rouxbe nutrition cooking classes.

Our goal is to provide motivation, practical guidance and a support system to profoundly improve people’s lives. We share the science, the inspirational stories and the delicious recipes. We are a community where healthy conversations lead to powerful transformations.

Joe Talentino

Website

Vertical: Travel 

Instagram

Joe Talentino and his wife Susanne are the brains behind the popular local TV show I Know Jax. I Know Jax is the place to turn to for finding fun things to do in the Greater Jacksonville area. The focus is everything local.

Joe never imagined being on camera but now he loves it. Working with I Know Jax has taken him on countless adventures in our area. He often hangs out in restaurant kitchens talking to chefs. You will also see him at festivals and other events in search of an interesting story.

You can find out more and watch Joe’s videos on www.iknowjax.com

I Know Jax TV show airs on CW17 Jacksonville on Sundays at 6.30 PM.

 

Redner & Vanessa Salonga

Website

Vertical: Food & Lifestyle

Instagram

We are Redner and Vanessa Salonga, a young people-loving and adventurous couple from Jacksonville, Florida.

Our love for people, their stories and sharing our own story brought forth the idea of Salonga Style in 2017. We truly want to share the heart and soul behind the people we meet, the places we visit, the cuisine that we eat and everything in between. We believe that there is a story behind every meal, every travel destination, every fashion look and most importantly…everyone.

Together we offer beautiful visual content, creative writing, photography, and tips on food, travel and fashion.

Anthony Newkirk Jr

Website

Vertical: Food

Instagram

Anthony Newkirk Jr aka DevouringJax showcases some of the best local restaurants, farms & events in the 904 area. Being a cook and lover of food, I take my critiquing of food seriously. If you see me Devouring it, then I’m enjoying it. And lately in Jacksonville, the food has been amazing. I also love supporting local chefs, artisans, & restaurant owners. I believe supporting local helps the community. So follow me in my adventures, as I “Devour” Jax!!

Virginia Chamlee

Website

Vertical: Fashion & Lifestyle

Instagram

Over the years, Virginia Chamlee has written about nearly everything, from fashion to finance, for publications including The Washington Post, Eater and Business Insider. She currently serves as the Editor of Jacksonville Magazine and also writes beauty and style features for Buzzfeed. In her spare time, she is an avid antique collector, scouring thrift stores and estate sales for vintage art and furnishings for her 1920s home (which she’s currently remodeling—sharing details on her Instagram).

Catalina Alers-Alers

Vertical: Lifestyle

Instagram

Catalina Alers-Alers is the weeknight host on 97.9 KISSFM, co-host of the But First, Brunch podcast and TV correspondent for JTA’s Around Town series on Making Moves. She’s a Jacksonville native with Latino roots, grew up in Orange Park and graduated from the University of North Florida. A conversation with Catalina is a healthy dose of real talk and laughs til you cry.

Outside the studio, Catalina enjoys exploring the city’s ever-evolving bar and food scene. She’s also obsessed with Netflix, pop culture and sweets.

Kelsey Bridges

Website

Vertical: Food

Instagram

Kelsey Renee is the creator and author of Blue Cheese Bungalow, a growing food blog dedicated to the reinvention of old family recipes and southern hospitality. Kelsey started the blog in February 2017 as a way to explore her love of writing and a lifelong passion for cooking. The blog has grown into a collection of easy to follow recipes including a mix of classic southern dishes and creative new twists. Kelsey was born and raised and Jacksonville and remains local to the area.

Blythe Brumleve

Website

Vertical: Sports

Instagram

Blythe Brumleve founded GuysGirl in 2009 as a side hustle with hopes to turn a dream into a reality. The sports + entertainment blog gained enough traction to lead into career opportunities such as editor in chief at Void Magazine, TV commentator at the Jax NBC affiliate as well as one of her current broadcasting roles at the sports station 1010XL.

In addition to the side hustle, Blythe worked full time handling the digital marketing for logistics companies nationwide. In 2017, she launched Brumleve Brands to further her dream by helping B2B companies find their voice online and build a website that proves the ROI of your online efforts.

Kristin Coffey

Website

Vertical: Fashion

Instagram

Hello loves! My name is Kristin Coffey Pressley of For The Love of Coffey! I am a Chick-fil-A regular and Vanilla Iced Coffee addict. I love everything fashion, beauty, and travel!

Nate Mayo

Website

Vertical: Food

Instagram

I’m a full time food blogger and restaurant influencer based in Jacksonville, Florida. I wear many hats from social media manager for +15 local restaurants, to food writer for Jack Magazine and EUjacksonville, to dinner planner and host, to photographer, and videographer.

David West 

Website

Vertical: Cycling

Instagram

I live in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA, just a short ride from the sunrise, which is where you will find me hammer in miles before work. I travel for a living and ride in many different destinations around the United States.

Whether it’s beach towns of Florida, hills in the southern states, the Great Plains, or the Rocky Mountains, I’ll find my way onto two wheels somehow. I don’t discriminate, I ride road, cyclocross, mountain, and even beach cruisers.

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Amy West

Website

Vertical: Travel & Lifestyle

Instagram

And not to toot my own horn, but if you’ve found your way to my blog for the first time I’d like to introduce my brand Amy West Travel as the home of all your favorite travel and lifestyle discoveries from North Florida and beyond. New to my site? Have a look around. Find out more about me here, check out my Instagram, and read about my contributions, experience, and awards here.

See my first round up of North Florida Influencers here.

Love this list? Make sure to share it with your friends and local businesses. These bloggers and influencers spend countless hours promoting our local scene and beyond. The more we support each other, the better off we’ll all be.

Don’t forget my first batch of influencers on this blog from last year.

Am I missing someone? If you know an influencer with more than 1,000 social followers and an established resume of content online or on-air that I haven’t included then drop me a line. I’m happy to keep rounding up the city’s most influential folks.

Until then…

Enjoy the Journey!

xo- Amy West

www.amywesttravel.markupdesigns.net/old 

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