Gilbert’s Social | Where I’m Eating

A few years ago I covered one of my favorite Fernandina dining destinations, Gilbert's Underground Kitchen, where celebrity Chef Kenny Gilbert put his energizing twist on BBQ and Southern home cooking. I've sent more than a few friends up to Gilbert's to get a taste of his soulful creations, however if you live in Jacksonville, it is a bit of…


American Gator Club | Where I’m Eating

If you are looking for a great place to dine al fresco that will surprise and inspire, head over to the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa and find a seat at the American Gator Club. Situated in the heart of Ponte Vedra Beach, this new outdoor restaurant is Sawgrass Marriott's most recent addition to it's multi million dollar reinvention.…


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…


The Jekyll Island Club Hotel Impresses | Girls Getaways | Review, Video

Jekyll Island was a beloved childhood haunt of mine.  As an adult I've long desired to reacquaint myself with the island and discover more of the history it is so proud of. As I was researching destinations for my Girls Getaway series, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel came to mind as an ideal place to get away with my best…


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…


3 Intimate South East Getaways | Great Wedding Venues

Looking for a getaway with character, class, or award winning service? I have three unique locations you have to discover for yourself. These three destinations are locally owned, thoughtfully cared for, and full of the notorious hospitality you would expect from the south. In addition to having the perfect accommodations, these spots may be just the right place to kick…


A Tranquil Southern Escape – Wednesday Review

The Horse Stamp Inn Seeking a quiet hideaway to retreat to, I recently journeyed to Waverly, GA to find some much needed R&R at the luxurious Horse Stamp Inn. The inviting images on their website hardly did justice to the arrival experience of turning down the lane and losing my breath to the iconic entrance of this southern, plantation style…


Sugar Rush Confections – Wednesday Review

Recently,  Sugar Rush Confections in Neptune Beach, FL invited me in for a tasting of their traditional southern sweets. When I walked into this charming, Mom and Pop foodie destination I was immediately transported to Grandma's kitchen from my first intake of the deliciously sweet aroma. Sugar Rush Confections located in Neptune Beach, FL Cookies Galore - Just like Grandma…