Endless Summer with Sunuva UV Swimwear & Beachwear

This fall our hometown Jacksonville Beach is still picking up the pieces leftover from Hurricane Matthew. Our beaches were battered. Our dunes were obliterated, many of our beach accesses were closed, a good portion of our pier destroyed and there is still much debris where there was once pristine sand. However, in the spirit of rebuilding and celebrating our nearly…


Boho Beach Days | Featuring Anthropologie

Summer is creeping to an end, but if you're a Floridian like me, you may be looking forward to several more months of sunshine and sand. I have a closet full of go to cover ups and sundresses, but when I saw these flowy beach pants I knew they had my name written all over them for my next outfit…


Keeping it Fresh | Eleven South Bistro and Bar

Tuscan Chicken Sandwich  If you are a regular to this blog you will be familiar with the fact that I am smitten with the ambiance and fare at Eleven South Bistro & Bar. Since it's inception it has yet to take a turn around the sun without being awarded the coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence (that's 10 consecutive now).…


Effortlessly Chic | Outfit Post | Featuring Wendy Bellissimo

One of the many joys of being in your last trimester in the middle of summer is tolerating the intense heat. Living in Florida, the temps can soar along with the humidity, which means our free time will be spent on, near, or by the water this season. When dressing the bump for summer it's all about light, breezy clothing…


Escape to Lunch at Eleven South Bistro and Bar | Lady Who Lunches

On the Menu: Organic Baby Kale Salad with Grilled Atlantic Salmon Lunch often gets overlooked as a non event meal. Generally it becomes a "thing" when it involves business or some of your favorite girls getting together for a ladies lunch. Personally, I love the thrill of sneaking away from my overwhelming to do list during the day to meet…


Best Kept “Secret” Tea Garden | Lady Who Lunches | Review, Video

On the menu: Scones The "Lady Who Lunches" series would not be complete without a feature on one of my very favorite lunch destinations, Ashes' Boutique and Tea Garden in Jacksonville Beach. I covered the Tea Room on my show for my "Where the Locals" go episode, and love to bring my besties, or even my business meetings to this…


3 Reasons Pure Barre Will Surprise You| Fitness Trends | Review, Photos

Amy at Pure Barre Jacksonvilld Beach Long, lean, graceful figures stretch and lengthen their elegant limbs, flowing through delicate movements to the soft rhythmic melodies of dance.  This is what I expected from the trendy Pure Barre methodology. What I experienced, was a much more fierce work out than I could have imagined. Let me explain what surprised me most…


3 Reasons to get Social | Best in Brunch | Review, Photos, Video

Amy with GM Benjamin Kingsbury The latest stop on my "Best in Brunch" series tour was recently rebranded Jacksonville Beach foodie destination, Jaxon Social. Previously named KC Crave, Jaxon Social has taken a course adjustment that I completely approve of. I had already fallen in love with their fresh, eclectic fare, but now I'm infatuated with their more social concept…


Get Your Glow On! – Trend Report

Diana Manzano of Sole' Spa, and I go way back. Once upon a time we were both teenagers filling big shoes in the spa industry. These days I'm proud to have Sole' Spa on board as our official Airbrush Tanning, and Waxing sponsor. Diana is a stand out professional in the community and has been voted "Best in Jax". I…


Culhane’s Irish Pub | Monday Funday Giveaway

We had a great response from our review of Culhane's Irish Pub last week! We are excited to give away a $50 gift certificate to one of our amazing fans. If you missed it, you can find the review here, Back To My Irish Roots. www.culhanesirishpub.com a Rafflecopter giveaway The Luck of the Irish to you!Enjoy the Journeyxo- Amy Westwww.likelovewantneed.comSee…