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…


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 Residence at Comstock Wines | Experience Wine Country Like a Local

Picture yourself in a place that's as comfortable as home, surrounded by sprawling vineyards and rolling hills. A place where time seems to slow down, and life's simplest pleasures are yours for the taking. That place is The Residence at Comstock Wines. Situated in the most charming corner of Sonoma wine country, Healdsbug, California is an eclectic little town full…


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…


7 Bloggers & Influencers from the First Coast You Should Be Following

As a member of the blogging/travel writing community I feel so privileged to rub shoulders with some incredibly talented and influential creatives on a regular basis. Because this is every day life for me, I'm always shocked when folks don't know who some of these influencers are. That's where the inspiration for this post came from. If you didn't know,…


Walking through Savannah in An Unlikely Pear

Before we headed off to Savannah I discovered a trendy online shoe boutique called An Unlikely Pear that I absolutely fell in love with. In desperate need of some new shoes, I was thrilled to add two new pair to my wardrobe. Savannah was an ideal location to break them in, with plenty of charming sidewalk to explore.  I chose…


Flashback Femininity | Outfit Post | Featuring Anthropologie

Today on the blog I'm pairing another set of fabulous flare leg jeans with an ultra feminine blouse. Who says moms have to wear mom jeans? Toss those lumpy trousers in the waste basket and pull on a pair of these dark wash Citizen of Humanity flares complete with rear sculpting technology. Can I get an Amen?! How darling is…