Hey, I’m Ashley!
Brunch on Chestnut is a space of thoughtful topics in fashion, travel, design, and west coast living. A place where effortless style reigns supreme, and where that Saturday feeling dwells on…
What started as a giant moodboard, has blossomed into a platform for me to connect with like-minded people all over the world to share my creativity. I’m inspired by the ease of West Coast living, the discovery of beauty through travel, and am dedicated to creating a life well lived. Brunch on Chestnut is a discerning edit of thoughtful topics aimed to delight and inspire.
I moved to San Francisco in 2009 with my best friend and began my career in styling after studying merchandise marketing in college. After a couple of years of acclimating to city life and feeling out what inspired me, I stumbled upon a position in the digital space. I worked for an agency that managed content marketing campaigns for brands and influencers. I had a blog in high school and an online journal in college where I would collect images and quotes that spoke to me. My new position rekindled my love for writing and creating, so I ended up launching Brunch on Chestnut in 2012. Since then, it has been a consistent passion project that has essentially navigated me to where I am today. It has played a prominent role in my career and creativity. I left my desk in the corporate world in 2016 and am currently focusing on brunch full time. It’s been quite a ride! I would have thought you were crazy if you told me early on that this would become my sole focus…
I live in the Marina District with my boyfriend, Matt, and our Australian Labradoodle puppy, Scout. Wine country is like a second home to us, we visit frequently on the weekends. We are members at Scribe and Papapietro Perry! We are Pinot lovers. I’m a denim enthusiast, live for spontaneous plans, and am always rearranging my apartment. Someday I’d love to live in a house with European/French flair and character. I’m a Pisces (March 7th) through and through. I get a thrill from flea market finds and vintage gems. I get chills from beautiful writing. I’ve always been the friend who people come to for style and home advice (which is another reason why Brunch was born). I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. My favorite food is Italian. My favorite place we’ve traveled together so far is Paris. I’ve never been to Italy, though– it’s up next on my list.
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If you’re reading this, thank you for being here! It brings me happiness to know you’re interested to know a bit more and take the time to scroll a bit. I’m so grateful for the opportunities that have come my way and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds.
“The world only exists in your eyes.
You can make it as big or as small as you want.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald
Kind Mentions / Features
One Kings Lane, #Wheretofindme in Wine Country
Harpers Bazaar, 88 THINGS TO DO IN SAN FRANCISCO
Style Me Pretty Living, 5 DENIM STAPLES
The Everygirl, HOME TOUR
Natalie Catalina, Interview: ABOUT A GIRL
Glitter Guide, HOME TOUR
Glitter Guide, AFFORDABLE WINE GUIDE
Glitter Guide, 5 THINGS WE LOVED
Rue Magazine, LINKS WE LOVE NO.47
Rue Magazine, LINKS WE LOVE NO.183
Rue Magazine, LINKS WE LOVE NO. 193
Bungalow1, Interview: GIRL’S GUIDE
Design Darling, WEEKEND READING
Sip Savour Share, Interview: MORNING ROUTINE