Hey Ashley, tell us a little bit about yourself…
Well hey, I’m Ashley and I’m a presenter and DJ. Although I have a few more strings to my bow as I’m also a model, and empowerment coach. I’m pretty passionate about interior design and travel, and I live in London alongside my four pets: Snoop, Biggie, Toulouse, and Lady. I try to use my social media platforms to make people feel good about themselves, especially during lockdown.
As a DJ, I've lit up dance floors around the world at Cannes, Ibiza, Marbella, Dubai, Thailand, and even the Maldives, but my favourite gigs have been on home soil having played at both Reading, Isle of Wight and Wireless festivals last year! I’ve got to play for some amazing international brands (including River Island) and I’ve performed for some pretty cool fashion events such as The Glamour Awards and Gigi Hadid’s UK Maybelline launch.
What’s your isolation mood?
Life is definitely very different in isolation, as I’m sure it is for everyone! I’m no longer fighting with Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain, or heading out late at night to get people dancing, but do you know what? I’m making the most of my new normal.
I’m an optimist and I always look for the good things in any situation. Any time I find myself feeling anxious or worrying, I stop myself and just think of five things I’m grateful for. And I listen to happy music. I’ve made some pretty good playlists on Spotify: one is an instant mood booster, one’s more chilled for working from home, and the others are for running. Music has the power to change your mood instantly.
What’s the highlight of your day now?
I love waking up and seeing the sunshine through my window. I love how excited my dog Snoop gets when it’s time to go for a walk - I get that excitement now it’s my one time allowed out the house! I look forward to getting on my decks and playing around with music and sitting on Instagram live with loads of inspiring people. And then I look forward to cooking in the evening - I was never a cook before lockdown and I’m enjoying having the time to learn a few dishes. I’m actually pretty good, if I do say so myself!