Why not "It's always a pleasure to see you, Julie dear."
why not 'it is always a pleasure to see you darling julie'?
Chère means dear, while chèrie means darling. This sentence used chère, which translates to dear. :)
Julie dear sounds more normal to me too!
DUO: Technical Issue. I'm on Duo Android app. Answer was filled in before I even saw the question!