Back in April/May, I decided that this was going to be ASHLEY’S SUMMER OF FUN. The first few months of the year were total shit not great for me personally and I didn’t take any vacations, so by the time June rolled around, I was so ready to GTFO of my depression town. To kick off my two […]

Earlier this summer, I was invited to attend the Further With Ford conference in San Francisco/Silicon Valley, which is basically an opportunity for Ford to impress a bunch of writers, bloggers/vloggers, tweeters/hashtaggers, Periscopers/narcissists, Instagrammers/selfie-takers, MySpacers, etc. over a whirlwind three-days. And let me say that Ford goes hard, and impressed we were. Exhibit A: Branded […]

Instagram is a truly majestical corner of the Internet. I mean, where else IN THE WORLD can you find narcissistic selfies combined with inspirational quotes, gluten-free recipes (omg!!!!), boring baby pics (and the occasional #NoFilter sonogram!), glorious ’90s #TBTs, fashion bloggers’ daily outfits (because you care), LOL-worthy memes and videos, pictures of feet in the sand […]

Did you read Part 1 and Part 2? Rob did bring me a coffee (because he values his life), and in an attempt to make up for the abandonment, he had Dewey written on the cup, which is not only the name of my dog (who you may know from Instagram), but also our next […]

(In case you missed Part 1) I begrudgingly left the Best Place on Earth and Rob put me in charge of finding food in Asheville (THE PRESSURE). After pretending to look up restaurants on my phone for 10 minutes but really just scrolling Instagram, I quickly crowd-sourced my Facebook friends and received a few glowing recommendations […]

Remember when I went on that road trip from Atlanta to NYC with my friend Rob and I was all “OMG it’s going to be amazing,” and you guys were secretly thinking, “OMG that dude is going to kick her out of the car before they hit North Carolina”? Yeah, that one. Well thankfully I […]

I’m currently writing this from a 2013 Porsche Cayenne fully equipped with air-conditioned 14-way adjustable seats, 4 phones, an iPad, 2 laptops (with working charger), 2 Internet connections (just in case one isn’t fast enough), refrigerator, espresso maker (WHAT?), and 2 bikes on the back. Welcome to #RoadTrippingWithRob. (If we were in my 2003 Xterra, […]

Every summer, I go to Dewey Beach (the happiest place on Earth) for a week, and by Day 5, I am a zombie version of myself from all the partying. I somehow make it through the week, but then I need another full week to recover and a full month to get my body back […]

There are few things in life I love more than vodka, coconut, and the beach. Actually, maybe zero things. So when I discovered Pinnacle’s coconut vodka on my way TO THE BEACH, I flipped the F*CK out. After the liquor store employees tranquilized me and I recovered, I got my alcoholic creative juices flowing and […]

I just traveled to Mexico for the first time, and I must admit the thing I looked forward to most was not the beautiful beaches, not the luxurious resort, not the day trips to Playa Del Carmen and Isla Mujeres, not breaking my iPhone and cenote jumping, not the endless margaritas, not the body shots […]

Before I left for Mexico, I wanted to be extra prepared (for once) to document my trip via iPhone. I picked up a portable charger and a monopod (AKA selfie stick) so I could take photos and video without my mug being all up in the camera and you guys could see more of the […]

I’m a little late to the game on this one (Buzzfeed got to it back in March, those bastards), but a big thank you to the Internet Gods for placing this beautiful male specimen in my Facebook news feed.  Yes, that is Guilherme Leao, a rent-a-cop security guard for the damn SUBWAY in Sao Paulo, […]

My good friend and genetically #blessed male specimen Tribble Reese (you may recognize him from Bravo’s The New Atlanta) is the king of what we like to call……the #LipSyncSelfie. Every time he posts a snippet on Instagram, W+P blogger Trey is jealous, females everywhere get lady boners, and his 98293729847897349 Instagram followers go bananas. Well ol’ Tribbs […]

Vodka at the beach is a no-brainer. Well, vodka anytime is a no-brainer. This past weekend was Hangout Fest, and when I party/festival hard for 3+ days, the smartest thing to do is stick with vodka. Sure, I’ll have some shots here and there (duh), but I steer clear of wine, brown liquor, tequila (it really […]

Be honest, what did you think when you read that title? Wait, maybe I don’t want to know. ANYWAY, I’m heading out to the most wonderful music festival in the world, Hangout Fest, for the third year in a row. This is my kind of festival–staying in a big house on the beach instead of […]

I’m Ashley and I love vodka. Shocker. But now I’m even more legit in my dedication to this majestical beverage because I’m officially a part of Pinnacle Vodka’s Cocktail Club. This means I will be drinking and posting about all its glorious flavors and concoctions throughout the summer. While Pinnacle is a lower priced vodka, it’s […]

In this day and age, where the average person receives about 3475938475938745983 promotional emails a day (or more if you’re a loser who still has spam-filled Hotmail or Yahoo, no offense), businesses really have to master the art of the subject line. Well, Spirit Airlines just did. We always knew they were cheap, but now […]

While I was drinking Europe dry traveling last week, I re-posted an article I wrote a year prior about my mortifying vibrator incident in London’s Heathrow airport. Well the Internet (and self-pleasure) Gods were smiling on me because a few days later, I received this email: I mean…if you ever get an email that says […]

I’m just going to say it. If you are still getting French manicures, you are stuck in the ’90s-early 2000s (or the trailer park). If you are getting French manicures with ACRYLIC NAILS, please MySpace me so we can have an intervention. I know brides still keep this old-school trend alive and I’m sure some […]

Holy piss! The Internet fouled up and went bananas last week and my selfie article scored a hella-trillion hits. That is West Coast speak, folks. Who says hella? Who cares. Some fancy reports are showing over 25 people actually read it. Call Guiness Book of World Records and tell those stupid yahoos to catch a […]

Well since the selfie article got about 9842394293823094820398423 hits, ol’ Tom and I figured we’re basically millionaires (that’s how this Internet thing works, right?), so we said, “F*ck it, let’s peace out this bitch #LikeABoss.” Tom jet-setted to LA to hobnob with celebrities like Dina Lohan, and I just arrived in Paris (which sounds douchey […]

When I told people I was heading to Asheville for a weekend trip, you would have thought I told them I was going to Figi…with Ryan Gosling…on a golden jet fully stocked with vodka, nachos, and bunnies. Everyone was all, “Ohmygod, you are going to looooove it; Asheville is so ahhh-mazing.” I mean, it was […]

We’ve all come home from a vacation feeling like a total unhealthy slob after days and eating and drinking, then it takes the same length of time AS the vacation (or longer!) to get back on track. But it doesn’t have to be like that! Don’t worry–I’m not suggesting you plan out a workout regime […]

The recently viral video below inspired me to write a piece I’ve been sitting on since June. Take a look (warning: you might feel a little sad), and then read on… Unsettling, right? Let me begin… In 2010, when I was debating agonizing over quitting my public relations job (and steady paycheck) to pursue writing […]