Tell Me Something : The Decorista

Town or Country?
Music or Books?
Perfect day - shopping/spa or doing absolutely nothing?
doing absolutely nothing
London, Paris, New York or Sydney?
New York, but I have a strong love for Sydney

Bread or Cake?
McDreamy or McSteamy?
McDreamy all the way!
Romantic Hero or Action Hero?
Action Hero
Prince William or Prince Harry?
Prince Harry is cute

Catherine or Pippa?
Heels or favourite winter boots?
winter boots with a high heel
French chic or Italian sex appeal?
Italian sex appeal like Sophia Loren

Chocolate or Coffee?
Coffee Coffee Coffee
Great shoes or gorgeous underwear?
gorgeous underwear
Pedicure, manicure or massage?
Talk it out or keep it to yourself?
talk it out, but be wise about choosing your battles
Karaoke - first to sing, last to sing or absolutely-no-way-not-ever?
absolutely no way not ever! only sing in the shower

1. One beauty product or routine that you would recommend or can't live without?

I live for my vitamin c spritz toner

2. One book you would recommend to anyone or that you love and often return to?
The Bible.

3. One item that you would take to a desert island (can't be a person!)?
my laptop is my best friend.

4. One life-changing moment?
The day I started The Decorista

5. One movie that makes you cry every time?
Armageddon. It always reminds me that life is so short.

6. Who would play the handsome hero in the movie of your life?
Jake Gyllenhal...he is so dreamy

7. How long have you known your oldest friend?
Since I was 5 :) She is still my bff

8. Your favourite book/movie/song?
I love the movie...cinderella. I could watch it again and again.

9. Three dream cities you have yet to visit?
Morocco, Hong Kong and anywhere in Brazil

10. Three things still on your bucket list?
write a book, design a hotel,

11. School days - happy or sad, good or bad memories?
so happy. i loved school. there were good AND bad memories but I like to think of them all fondly

12. What - or who - always makes you feel better on those more challenging days?
the beach and bubble baths. Both are my happy places.

13. Recommend a blog to us?
Decorista Daydreams

14. Happier now than you were at 20....honestly?!

Please describe yourself in ONE WORD ONLY :)

And finally, what is the one thing you know for sure?
it really is better to give than to receive!

Ashlina writes the fabulous decor and style blog The Decorista....
having worked in LA for some years, she is now living and working in NYC.

Her blog is an amazing collection of colour, style, homes and gorgeous ideas.
We have been transatlantic friends for some time now and I know she is a total sweetheart...
thanks Ashlina :) XX


  1. This is such an awesome post!! I love how you do this, its really fabulous. Thanks for sharing, so nice to get to know more about our favorite bloggers!

  2. what a fun post. At the ripe old age of 39, Im definitely happier than I was at 20 :) Its great to discover your blog x

  3. Wonderful post! Thank you! LOVE it absolutely! <3

  4. OMG ~ Armageddon makes me cry every time too and not just a few tears ~ it is the ugly cry! Love meeting all of Simone's blog buddies!

  5. I really like her blog and her choices of cake and Italian sex appeal over French chic have made me even more enamoured of Ashlina!

  6. Ashlina is a jewel in blogland and this is a really fun way to get to know her better, great questions,Kathysue

  7. Love this! She's fabulous and so pretty! Her taste is TDF!!


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