Meet Ashley

Lipstick+Berries-287-EditMy name is Ashley and I founded this website as a fun and creative way to express my love for glamorous, healthy living and beautiful, delicious food! I believe in wearing lipstick daily. I believe in manicures. I believe that life is too short not to dress up. I believe that happiest people are the prettiest. I believe in the power of fruits and vegetables to create miracles!

Some of my favorite foods are berries, bananas, spinach, rainbow chard, kale, lentils, dates, and sweet potatoes.   My favorite seasoning is dill, if anything ever calls for dill I double it!

I enjoy reading fashion magazines, health books, traveling, yoga, zumba, tea shops, girl time, shopping, doing hair (I’m a licensed hairdresser :)), cooking, and tasting new fruits and vegetables.

I’m a dreamer and a total glam girl at heart.  I love anything that radiates beauty and femininity. I collect vintage teacups, unique spreaders, and Judith Leiber Minaudieres.  I am a lover of peacocks, hello kitty, crafting, making jewelry, and embellishing.  If it sparkles, I want it.  If it sparkles, I probably have it.  I’m pretty simple. 🙂

I live in Las Vegas and I am married to my best friend, Danny!  I love anything and everything that involves spending time with him. We got hitched here in Las Vegas at a simple, romantic, and FUN wedding with Elvis. img_8946 That’s right – just myself, Danny, and Elvis…well and a preacher!Four years and many hairstyles later, I am still the happiest girl in the world! I am so fortunate that Danny supports me in everything I do, and boy, do I do a lot!  I always have some sort of project happening! Another added bonus to our relationship is that Danny follows the same healthy lifefstyle as I do.  It’s incredible to be able to take this journey together!

I eat a Vegan, Low Fat, whole food plant based diet (WFPBD, i’ll use for short).  I avoid processed vegan “junk food” products as much as possible.  They are often full of unsightly ingredients.  I eat a WFPBD because my body feels the best this way! I feel like it is the superior way to eat for my health.  Most importantly I believe you must find your own balance.  Experiment and find what works best for your body.  Balance is beautiful and what makes our universe work.

www.LipstickandBerries.com

Chillen with my brother!

My awesome brother, Austin, certainly helped introduce me to the idea of this plant based healthy lifestyle.  I started following his lead and listening to his advice on plant based nutrition.It made sense and I was intrigued.  (He’s a real nutrition guru!) He introduced me to the documentary, Forks over Knives about the same time I happened across the book, Eat To Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman.

Two Words:  Life Changing.

That day I decided I was ready to make a really cool change in my life and love my body more! It was that simple for me: a new door had opened! I’m so grateful I was given this opportunity to see life in a new way – a life full of brilliant and vivid fruits and vegetables!

I love eating beautiful and colorful food because it makes me feel alive and beautiful!  It’s all about eating whole foods from nature that we were designed to eat.  We are the only animal who gets to choose what we eat!  Lipstick+Berries-210-Edit-EditWhat a privilege! As the saying goes, you are what you eat… Well I do not want to be a hamburger and a chicken fried steak. If I am what I eat, I would love to be a ruby red beet, kale, a purple carrot, a strawberry, and for sure a pineapple!!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope Lipstick and Berries will inspire you to make some healthy changes for you and your family. I’m sending lots of hugs your way and warm wishes that you feel amazing and spread the word with your friends!

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Comments

  1. You are gorgeous in who you are and what you eat. You are an inspiration Ashley!

    • Amy, thank you so much. That is too kind! I really appreciate that! XOXO 🙂

      • Ana S. @ColorfulFoodie says:

        OMG Ashley! I got married at the little white chapel (and in Brazil for family) but how fun! I loved it and have the video to prove it! Was a blast! Anyway, just wanted to share that with you. Your blog is everything I thought it would be, beautiful , fun, amazing and colorful and I’m happy we share so many ‘alikes’. Good luck with it all! ❤️ I’m an admirer! And am inspired by you!
        Ana

      • Hi Ana! That’s so cool and ironic! Such a fun memory, right?! Amazing! Thank you for sharing that; I am so happy you did. Thank you so so so much for your sweet wordS! ❤ You make me smile! 😍 Hugs!!

  2. Love your story!

  3. Hi Ashley,
    I love your blog and feel like you are my alter ego, lol. I have always eaten healthy but I am leaning more toward becoming a vegan. It is true! These foods work miracles and definitely make you feel so much more charged and fabulous. I live the fact that you add a glamorous spin on everything . You are gorgeous on the outside and I’m sure in the inside as we’ll. your blog is awesome and I will stay tuned!
    Lovligirl33

    • Hi Laura! I love meeting a sister from another mister! Lol. ❤ I’m so happy you feel the same way as I do about these miracle foods. They are truly the key to a happy life! I bet you’ll be eating all vegan before you know it 🙂 Thank you very much for all your sweetness! I am so happy to inspire and I am so humbled by your words.
      *kisses*
      Ashley

  4. God morning wonderful rawfood lover^^, thank you for making me smile when I see your pics on IG:-)
    My name is Viktor ingemarsson I’m a rawfood chef and have a raw restaurant in sweden.
    Your pictures are truly amazing! I like to see peoples old pics and how they evolv to the newest^^, you have your own stile and it make me so happy to see a so creative person.
    I was wondering if we maby can change shoutout? I like your pics so then I like to share it:-)
    My account is rawchef_v_ingemarsson 🙂

    Have a awesome day and hope the sun is smiling at you:-)

    Kik: viktor_ingemarsson

    • Hi Viktor! Thank you very much. I have seen your fabulous raw food creations on instagram. You are truly talented! I hope the sun is smiling at you in Sweden as well!
      Peace, Love, and Berries (from Las Vegas 🙂 )
      Ashley

  5. Hi Ashley,

    You’re a huge inspiration to me and your recipes are incredible. Thank you.

    -Ashley

  6. Hiya lovely! What a fantastic site!! I wish I was closer to you, so I can taste some of your wonderful creations! So happy for you! Miss ya!! Peg

  7. nourishbymelissa says:

    Hi Ashley! I just came across your blog and I am in looove! Your recipes look amazing and I just love finding people who have the same passion for health and wellness as myself 🙂 So glad I found your blog and excited to follow from now on!
    -Melissa @ nourishbymelissa.com

    • Hi Melissa! Thank you so much!! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a sweet comment! I love social networking and blogging; I had no idea how much it would connect me with amazing people from all over the world! I’ll check out your blog too! 🙂

      Peace, Love, and Berries
      Ashley

  8. Hi Ashley —
    I love looking through all of your photographs on Instagram! Beautiful food 🙂 I only wish that I had the dedication to living such a healthy lifestyle! Any advice? It’s so tough for me to get the correct amounts of protein, iron, and other nutrients when I cut meat out of my diet.

    Thanks so much!
    Haley

  9. Hi Ashley,
    I really enjoy reading your blog, especially your recipes. I cooked a few of them and they’re so delicious! ♥ You show how wonderful it could be to live healthy and how to have fun with this lifestyle. Thank you for showing me how to live a good life with simple things.
    I wish you the best for your future.
    Conny 🙂

    • Hi Conny! Thank you very much for your words. I really appreciate you reading my blog, and I am so happy you have enjoyed the recipes! Life is all about having fun, and if we can make healthy choices along the way then life only gets better! Thank you again, and if you ever have any recommendations for recipes or questions feel free to email me anytime.

      Peace, Love, and Berries
      Ashley

  10. Your blog is gorgeous and so are you!!!! I’m only 18, but I love learning about nutrition. I am a pescetarian but really want to become vegan. I was honestly really scared about gaining a bunch of weight from carbs (I’m pretty low carb right now) if I became vegan. After looking at your blog, I realize that these are amazing carbs and are all natural and perfect for the body! You are living proof! Thanks so much! I really want to read Eat To Live. Do you know if it’s a good read? Any other book suggestions?

    • Hi! You are so nice; thank you! That is so awesome you are interested in healthy living/eating at such young age! Your body will thank you. As far as carbs are concerned, you definitely won’t gain weight from carbs if you are eating the correct starches and you aren’t loading yourself up on fat. Eat To Live is a FANTASTIC book; you should definitely read it. I have other book recommendations on my FAQ page. Please check that (its at the bottom of the page) for other awesome nutrition books. I would start with Super Immunity, Eat To Live, and Starch Solution. The China Study is very important to read, but it is very long & detailed…start that one when you have the time. Also please watch the documentary, Forks Over Knives! It is absolutely life changing in the best way! Excited for you! Email me anytime if like. ashley@lipstickandberries.com

      Peace, Love, and Berries
      Ashley

  11. Hello! I too was completely inspired after reading, Eat To Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman! It completely changed my life! As soon as I finished the book I made the drastic change in my diet became a vegan and follow low fat and WFPBD as well. As a 21 year old who was dealing with fibromyalgia and arthritis I had to change the way I was being treated by switching to natural methods and that book made me realize it was all about nutritional excellence! There is so much harm being done to our bodies by eating all the wrong stuff and misinformation about food. But as I am the only one I know who follows this awesome lifestyle, I’m glad I can look up to people like you for food recipies that taste great. You’re doing a great job, keep it up! Hopefully one day there will be even more people who could join us!
    Kiana

    Ps. I’m definitely going to look into the Forks over Knives documentary soon!

    • Hi Kiana!! Thank you for sharing your story! That is so awesome. Congrats to you for keeping up a healthy diet while being the only one around you involved in it! I know that can be a little difficult sometimes. I have a mild form of rheumatoid arthritis as well as a couple other autoimmune disorders that are greatly improved by eating this healthy diet. Did you also see a big change in your FM with the change to a new diet? My girlfriend suffers from FM also. Thank you for sweet words! I am happy you enjoy my website. I know you will enjoy the documentary!! It is just as powerful and motivating as the Eat to Live book!! 🙂 Keep it up babe!!!

      Peace, Love, and Berries
      Ashley

  12. Sheilu Satyapriya says:

    Loved your Blog….Had been seeing it for so long on Facebook but it took me a while to actually see it….Feels like time wasted….
    Any ways…here I am finally ….and the journey begins for me…from today with Lipstick and Berries….
    Looking forward to reading more and more of you…

    • Hi Beautiful Sheilu! Aww thank you for visiting! 🙂 I miss seeing you. We still have to plan a cooking day together. I have a new website remodel launching Tuesday (or Wednesday) very excited, can’t wait for you to see. XOXO, Ashley.

  13. Why thank you! Aren’t you just the sweetest!!!!!

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  1. […] Ashley is a Foodie, Chef, Fashion Icon & Blogger. She lives a clean eating Vegan lifestyle and is constantly sharing & creating recipes that are eye pleasing and delicious! Her site is definitely one to bookmark and frequent that’s for sure! Oh yeah… Did I mention she is also drop dead GORGEOUS?! Yeah, She is going to make my job a piece of  (vegan) cake. wink wink 😉 I can tell you right now that I am going to love working with her. If you want to learn more about her and her mission, because she can tell you all about herself wayyyyyy better then I can, go to her site and check out her “About Me”… Hey, I’ll make it easy for you… just click HERE. […]

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