The Gates Hotel South Beach | Amy West Travel Review

I still remember celebrating my 21st birthday in Miami's South Beach. I had escaped on a girls trip to see what the modeling scene was all about. More than a decade later my career has evolved from model to travel and lifestyle influencer. Likewise, South Beach has undergone it's own evolution. Never has there been a better time to immerse…


How to Make an Old Fashioned

This week I've been gathering ideas for unique Father's Day gifts to share with you and was pleased to accept an invitation to attend a live stream on how to make the perfect Old Fashioned with Maker's Mark and Trunk Club. My husband's go-to cocktail is an Old Fashioned so I thought it would be fun to learn how to…


Summer Essentials with Sunuva UV Kids Swimwear & Beachwear

The kids are officially out of school and that means summertime fun in the sun! With me working in the travel journalism industry, and us living at the beach in Florida, we are constantly lathering up with sunscreen and donning our swimwear. I'm so grateful we found Sunuva Kids UV Swimwear and Beachwear, because not only are they uniquely stylish,…


RISE Gear | An Elevated Packing Solution

If you're like me, you may find yourself stuck in the same ole pattern of unorganized chaos when you pack and unpack your travel bags. Rolling up your clothes to avoid wrinkles and save space is great and travel compartments sure help, but when it comes down to it, wouldn't it be great to pack and unpack just once? To…