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 girls and unwind in the romantic south. The Girlfriend's Getaway package boasted in room massage, wine delivered nightly, picnics, and bike rides just to get started. My friends and I couldn't wait to arrive for our weekend of relaxation. When we left, we all felt we'd just experienced the most perfect girls weekend ever

Here's why...

3 Amazing Girls Getaways | First Coast Connect Radio Segment

In the next few months I'm revealing some great destinations for the ladies. Never fear fellas, many of these spots are just as fun for you as for her, so pay attention because you don't want to miss out. In true Amy West Travel style, I kicked it all off with a visit with Melissa Ross at First Coast Connect to dish on 3 Amazing Girls Getaways you must visit!  Check out my highlights listed here, and listen to the clip from my segment below.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Amy | Secrets Revealed

I love my readers and always welcome a chance to get to know you better. I was thinking recently that many of you might be interested in some little known facts about myself. I pretty much put it all out there, but I guess there are a few mysteries that could be revealed. So here goes...

Dance Trance Giveaway | Fitness Trends | Free Week of Classes

Win a Free Week of Classes 

Read Amy's Fitness Trends review of Dance Trance Here.

Medieval Times | Family Escape Series | Photos Recap, Video

Whose got tickets? This girl! 

I remember when I was a kid, and first learned of the mystical land called "Medieval Times". A place where history played out right in front of your eyes, and knights fought for the hand of a fair maiden, all while dinner was served. On top of that you had to eat with your hands!
When I planned a "Family Escape" to Orlando this summer, I was so excited to learn that my childhood fantasy yet thrived in the humid climes of Central FL. Here's our photo journey through that memorable experience, as I saw it through my own little ones eyes. 

4 Summer Skin Savers | Image Skincare Trend Report | Product Review, Photos

I've bragged about Image Skincare's benefits for years. However given this sunny season where we all want to be outdoors soaking up the sun I thought it would timely to name four of my favorite Summer Skin Savers! These items are nothing short of miraculous and stand out among their peers. If you are aiming to keep that youthful glow while everyone else is turning a bright shade of raspberry, I fully endorse the products below. 

Family Cruise Photo Recap | Family Escape Series | Photos, Video

Sunrise at Sea

We've been back from our family cruise for a week now and let's just say we are almost fully recovered. If you follow me on social media you may have read that we suffered a bit of a blow on this trip with an unexpected health crisis hitting us on the third day. It was unfortunate, especially because this was a "Big" family cruise with my whole family, my parents, and six siblings. This was to be our giant family Christmas present. There couldn't have been worse timing for illness to hit, however I will say it could have been much much worse. We are grateful for the blessings we had, and the great memories we captured before we were sequestered to our cabin.
Here is a little photo recap of all the fun parts;) 

3 Juicing Recipes You Will Love | Fitness Trends | Recipes

Cashew Milk

Ever since I did my 3 Day Juice Cleanse with Pulp San Marco,  something just clicked. I want fresh juice every day and crave whole foods more. Of course this was the idea all along so again, I couldn't be more pleased with my experience. Since then I've broken out my juicer at home to experiment with favorite recipes. I've been posting them a lot online through instagram and I've received a lot of interest in my recipes and what juicer I use. By popular demand here are three juicing and (milking?) recipes I love. More are sure to come! Enjoy;)

5 Reasons to Love Jamberry Nails | Trend Report | Review, Video

Nail Wraps - Why I Love Them

Confession. I am the worst at keeping up with my nails. Maybe it's my background as a spa professional and the need to always have clean nails, maybe it's my experience as a model and the need to always have natural toned nails, or maybe it's the fact that I'm a busy mom on the go and manicures just simply don't last with the hands on work I do. Whatever the case may be, it's certainly a weakness. I may know how to dress, do my hair, and makeup and be ready for "the scene" but sadly my nails tell their own tale. So when I heard about a new solution for fashionable nails that was affordable, trendy, and lasts way longer than a manicure, I had to check it out for myself and report back to you with my "Trend Report". 

Mid Year Recap #3 | Fabulous Destinations | Reviews, Video

This year I have also been able to bring you coverage on some fabulous destinations. From Boutique Hotels, to Five Star are a few I've been proud to cover.

Mid Year Recap #2 | Fitness Trends |Reviews, Video

My "Fitness Trends" series has been incredibly popular this year. I'm pleased to bring my readers new experiences and my take on some of the most popular ways to stay fit.

So far this year we've covered....

Mid Year Recap #1 | Food | Reviews, Video

I'm off on another adventure! In the meantime, to celebrate the midway point of 2014 I thought we'd take a stroll down memory lane and look back at what we've covered this year. Starting with food.

This year we have had two very successful dining series....

Reunion Resort Getaway Video | Family Escape Series

Magic Memories!

I am absolutely IN LOVE! with this amazing video recapping our experience at Reunion Resort in Orland, Fl. Follow us as we discover all the family fun Reunion has to offer.

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 about Pure Barre Jacksonville Beach, FL.

Foodie Freebies | Social Media Dining Incentives | News Segment

Watch Amy on News 4 Jax
If you caught News 4 Jax morning show this week you may have seen me dishing on some really exciting social media trends. Here's the recap on some great ways to earn free food at your favorite local foodie spots all by using social media.

Brunch on the Radio | Best in Brunch Series | Video, Photography, Media

Another day, another fantastic reason to brag about the terrific brunch destinations we have in North East Florida! Enjoy this clip from my recent visit to NPR radio show First Coast Connect where I discussed my "Best in Brunch" series just in time for Father's Day!

3 Reasons You'll Love Wantable | Trend Report | Review, Photos

Amy discovers a "beautiful new thing" 
from Wantable

I've been a fan of the subscription box company Wantable since their inception several years ago. In just a few years the company has gone from offering makeup boxes to accessories, and now intimates. In the past I have received both makeup, and jewelry boxes and loved them both! Since it had been a year or so since my last box, I decided to check out one of their makeup boxes again for a seasonal refresher. I had so much fun discovering what was inside... then determining how creative I was going to get. 

Let the Summer Begin! | Photos

Summer in Florida is fabulous! Looking forward to this one being extra magical. How could it not be with the beach in our back yard! Here's to waves, sunshine, and lots of beach cruising!

Classic Italian Fare at Forte Grille | Family Escape Series | Photos, Review

Classic Italian with a Family Friendly Feel

I recently featured 5 Ways to Enjoy Reunion Resort on the blog as part of our "Family Escape" series. Their restaurant Forte Grille arose as a shining star during our stay as we dined together as a family and experienced some of the best the Resort had to offer. Hearty, classic Italian dishes were served with an elegant finesse creating a beautiful contrast that still has my mouth watering. The iconic dishes kept on impressing as the shadows grew longer, leaving us all entertained, and appetites satiated. This being our first "family" dining review, we were eager to explore the menu, from adult to kids selections. What we tasted left us craving more...

Amy Models Swim and Resort Wear Favs| Trend Report - Lisa Kaminski Summer 2014 | Photos

The Aqua Python Bikini is very On Trend!
Earlier this year I revealed one of my favorite designers, Lisa Kaminski's, spring trends for 2014. Now I'm back after a scintillating photo shoot (special thanks to my 3 day juice cleanse) giving you the details of my new summer favs. These sophisticated pieces make a statement on the coast, or at the pool. Dress up or dress down luxurious maxi's, and sexy minis. Lisa's designs are a perfect compliment to the AWT style, fitting in at the most fabulous destinations while keeping you on trend and in the spotlight.  Lisa shares with AWT the blog what's trending for 2014.