Orsay Brunch Bliss | Best in Brunch | Review, Photos

On the menu: Eggs a la Orsay english muffin, soft poached eggs, prosciutto, arugula, truffled hollandaise,black truffles, pommes Lyonnaise Once again I return to a familiar haunt showcased on Like Love Want Need's first season. Orsay is a Riverside landmark visited by local regulars, girls night revelers, and date night lovers. Featuring French inspired classics with a southern twist, this elegant destination is…


3 Reasons to Brunch at Black Sheep | Review, Photography

On the first season of my TV Show Like Love Want Need I had the great privilege of covering a trendy new foodie destination, Black Sheep, located in Jacksonville, FL. So impressed with the innovative design and distinctive menu, it quickly rose to one of my favorite locally owned spots. Since that episode, Black Sheep has settled in nicely as…


5 Steps to Get Fierce | Jax Stroller Strength | Review, Photos

After I had my daughter I felt lost. The lifesaver that pulled me out of the "new mom island of isolation" was the support of other moms going through the same overwhelming challenges as me. It is this spirit of community that has propelled Jax Stroller Strength to success, and with so many moms signing up, I thought it was…


Do you have a Strong-Willed Child?

Then you might relate to my most recent guest post on Jacksonville Moms Blog. Click here to read the full blog If you can relate please share with those you feel it would encourage. Until then... Enjoy the Journey! xo- Amy West www.likelovewantneed.com www.theamywest.com


3 Reasons I Can’t Stay Away from Zen Body Yoga Loft | Fitness Trends on the First Coast | Photos and Review

Here's the truth. I'm picky, seriously picky about my work outs. Here's my work out check list: - must be fun - must engage my mind - must provide an escape from my daily stress - must give me results - must fit into my schedule - must kick my a$$ - must not have weird people that bother me…


A funny thing happened this weekend…. | Laugh of the Day | Video

After a vigorous afternoon playing on the beach, the sand and sun finally took it's toll on our little one this weekend. What happened while she was "sleep eating" will leave you rolling. Enjoy! Somethings are simply too funny not to share:) Enjoy the Journey! xo- Amy West www.likelovewantneed.com www.theamywest.com


Momentum Fit |First Coast Fitness Trends| Personal Training

My awkward youth Late Bloomer I admit it. I was not exactly what you would call an athletic kid. I was more the book worm, people pleasing, awkward, over weight kid who fantasized about being in the spotlight one day. It wasn't until a personal health issue and subsequent growth spurt and weight loss that I began to come into…


Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Getaway | Photos and Video

This past weekend I returned to the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island with my husband as a follow up to my Date Night Destination review of Salt. This time our goal was to take in all the magic the Ritz has to offer with their Romance Package. The package includes late check out, chocolate covered strawberries, champagne, rose petal turn down, and breakfast for two…


Image Worldwide Party Event Recap | Photos

It's no secret I'm kind of a skin care geek. I spent seven years working in the spa industry from 16 til 23 and that foundational training taught me a lot about protecting and nourishing my skin. Because of that training, I take what I put in my body and on my skin very seriously. I fell in love with…


5 Reasons to put Malta on your Bucket List | Photos and Video

My friend Sunny who gifted me one of the best trips ever! In 2009 I was offered the trip of a lifetime. My great friend Sunny invited me to travel with her on a trip she won to Malta. What?!!! Yes of course! I answered. (pregnant pause) Where exactly is Malta? This is not an unusual response. Many folks have no…