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…


2016 in Review | Your Favorite Posts and More

It's that time of year again. The time we take a look back at the last 365 days and contemplate the accomplishments we made, the failures we'd rather forget, and the goals that lay ahead. I have to say that transitioning into a mother of two has been quite the adjustment. London turned one this year and with that celebration…


8 Do’s and Don’ts for Traveling With Friends

I've been on quite a few trips with friends and let's just say it can it can be an enlightening experience that changes the course of your life and brings you even closer to your BFFs, or it could potentially crush a relationship. As a professional travel writer I personally think it's a great idea to get away with friends…


9 Must Taste Upscale Southern Dishes in Jax

Looking for a taste of the South? Jacksonville is rising in the ranks for it's culinary talents and it's no secret that if you are looking for original Southern dishes prepared with finesse and delivered with sophistication and distinction, then the river city should be on your radar. Here is a round up of some of the Bold City's finest…


His and Hers Weekends Away | Amy on The Chat

Ready for a weekend away with just the girls? I know me too! I think every group of friends should go like the gals of Sex and the City and jet set off somewhere exciting on a regular basis. At least once a year when possible. As life moves on and we start to build our families and change, it's…


Best Babymoons | Amy West on The Chat

If you are an expecting couple, or know someone expecting you may have heard of a Babymoon. What exactly is a "Babymoon"? It's the last big hurrah before baby comes. It's a chance for the expecting couple to escape and spend some dedicated time focused on each other. Bringing a baby into this world is a gift. One that changes…


Fashion Cravings | Outfit Post | Featuring Anthropologie

Now that I'm nearly eight months pregnant folks, I get a lot of the typical pregnant lady questions. "How far along are you?" "When are you due?" "Having a Boy or Girl?" And let's not leave out, "Any special cravings?" With my first daughter I craved spicy and tart foods like salsa and key lime pie. Pretty fitting since munchkin…


Montana Outfit #3 | Outfit Post |Tall, Dark, and Pregnant

The third and final look from my Montana media trip with Firehouse Subs was a little more bohemian inspired. I found dark colors were the ideal choice for the Wild West since the winds were whipping and the dark colors hid the trail dust well. Layers also came in handy as the afternoons were warm, but as twilight set the…


Security Tips for Traveling and Packing Tips on The Chat

During a recent trip to the Caribbean my husband (who is also an information security specialist) ran into the panic inducing situation of having his laptop switched during our security check in TSA. He didn't find out until we made it home. It was this situation that led him to write a blog about travel security on his website Elevation…


Travel Secrets on The Chat | Amy West Travel Media Appearance

This week I joined the beautiful and intelligent ladies of The Chat to discuss some Travel Secrets. We discussed the much debated topic of the best day to book a flight, which sites are best to book with, and where to find the best local finds. These ladies are no strangers to great travel both domestic and abroad so I…