24 Hours in St Augustine | Where to Eat, Sleep, & Play in the Oldest City

St Augustine is one of Florida's most iconic destinations. Full of romance, history, and charm, it's teeming with attractions for all ages. Recently my husband and I escaped for a quick 24 hours in St Augustine. Here's where to eat, sleep, & play when you plan your next visit to the Oldest City. (more…)


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…


5 Tips for Walking Through Wynwood

On our recent visit to Miami I made a special trip to see the Wynwood Art District. I, like many of you, had been hearing and seeing the buzz about the Wynwood Walls and had to see for myself what was happening there. I was truly unprepared for how amazing it would be. What was once a struggling part of…


Polka Dots, Lace, and Cold Shoulders

Perfect for a picnic or a festival, this trendy little number has everything you are looking for! Polka Dots, Lace, and Cold Shoulders oh my. So many compliments on this one when I wore it recently to one of my favorite Jacksonville haunts, the Riverside Arts Market. Easily dressed up or down, I choose to give it a more casual…


Little Edge Threads | For Your Fashionable Kid

As you know my kiddos take to their stylish ways naturally. I'm constantly getting compliments on their latest fashion and I always respond that I'm sure my kids are way more stylish than I am. In fact, I usually run my looks by Sienna just to make sure I'm still in the cool zone (which I'm prob not since I…


Jacksonville Top 10 | Family Travel

If your travels find you on the sunny First Coast with your family, take it from me (the expert), where you should stay, play, and eat. How am I the expert you might ask? Well, in addition to living in the region for almost 30 years, I've also covered the city extensively for 10Best.com as their city expert, created countless…


The Sweetest Little Eyelet Dress

As long as I could remember I've always been a girl who loves dresses. Put me in the sunshine with an airy little dress and I'm a happy camper. That's why when I spotted this little eyelet number at Anthropologie recently, I was completely smitten.  About the Fit I love the shape of this dress. Perfectly flirty but not so…


How to Wear Gingham

Spring is in the air and so are pretty pastel prints. Chief amongst these is gingham. That iconic, checkerboard print most commonly seen in blue and red. Personally, I love gingham. As a teenager I had my bedroom in Kentucky decked out in blue gingham and daisies. I have the best memories in that gabled room overlooking my Dad's farm. When…


Statement Jeans and Bell Sleeves

Jeans can be tricky. I told my husband this week that when investing in wardrobe pieces you can't go wrong spending a little extra money on swimsuits, jeans, and undergarments for that perfect fit. These pieces, if crafted with care, will be staples in your closet and keep you feeling as comfy as you are stylish. I'm not one to…


Spring Travel Must Haves

Just in time for our next getaway, I happened upon this bright little number by Katherine Way Collections. I love that this line is created right here in my home town of Jacksonville, and made in the USA. Katherine's designs are crafted to make a statement, and are up for the task whatever it may be, whether you are headed…