MEET LIFE OF BLONDETTE: Best friends for over 10 years, these babes are on a mission to inspire like-minded individuals to lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle. In 2008, Kirsten and Ashley were both going through a difficult time in their lives and began working out and catching up over coffee together every morning. Through this daily routine, they found the strength and clarity they were both craving. Their relationship evolved into creating the blog Life of Blondette, where they now share their favorite recipes, workouts, and the latest cafes and fitness studios they are checking out. Through Life of Blondette, they hope to create a community of people who can inspire and support one another.
What does babes supporting babes mean to you?
Empowering babes to live their best life. Refraining from comparison, competition & judgment. Surrounding yourself around supportive people who uplift you & encourage you to pursue your dreams.
“Real queens fix each other’s crowns.”
If you could choose your nickname, what would it be?
“K”- I like when people call me “K”, it’s short & sweet! - Kirsten
“Ash” – it’s so common, but it has a relaxed vibe about it. - Ashley
What is your spirit animal?
A Lemur…living wild & free. – Ashley
My Horse – she’s sassy, independent and needy… just like me. – Kirsten
What is your proudest babe moment or achievement?
Our proudest babe moment is when we got one of our first DM’s from a Life Of Blondette follower who we had inspired to change their unhealthy lifestyle. There’s nothing more rewarding than helping others. – Ashley & Kirsten
What is the most unexpected thing you have in your purse or wallet?
Baby Wipes…LOL (For our face after a sweaty workout, helps to not break out) – Ashley & Kirsten
Tell us about a time where you were faced with a situation that you could have been unkind, but chose to be a babe instead?
In a workout class, we had a real sourpuss who “claimed” we were in her spot (there were no assigned spots). She continued to put her workout equipment on top of ours & giving us some really bad looks. At that moment the cattiness vibes were real – but we decided to take the high road and move our equipment elsewhere. She must have been having a bad morning… – Ashley & Kirsten
What product would you seriously stockpile if you found out they weren’t selling anymore?
If you had a yacht, what would be the name of it?
Honestly…probably BLONDETTE..because LOB is life (LOB=Life of Blondette). – Ashley & Kirsten
What was the best piece of advice you received when you were first starting your career?
Work hard & stay true to yourself – Ashley & Kirsten
What is the best piece of advice you have received now that you are in your career?
Consistency is key. – Ashley & Kirsten
Red, white, or rose?
White (Stoneleigh to be exact) – Ashley & Kirsten
When I dance I look like….
White girls who had too much white wine. – Ashley & Kirsten
Tell us about a Babe who has supported you?
Go Macro – A Mother & Daughter who made us their first Canadian ambassadors. We love you Go Macro (clean & yummy bars)!! – Ashley & Kirsten
Who do you channel when you’re about to do something that scares you?
My inner strength…I’m always like “ok – you got this” – Ashley
My inner warrior… (I was a Veteran in my past life, so I’m told.) - Kirsten
What is your favorite destination to visit?
Greece…haven’t been there yet, but its still my favorite. – Ashley
Europe! I love every part of Europe I’ve visited so far… -Kirsten
What is your favorite meal to eat?
Coffee… aka BREAKFAST!! – Kirsten & Ashley
What is the most fulfilling part of your career?
Helping & inspiring people – Ashley & Kirsten
Where is your favorite place to draw inspiration from?
Podcasts…especially The Skinny Confidential’s – Ashley & Kirsten
What is your guilty pleasure?
Peanut butter…seriously can’t have it in my house or else it’s going down… - Ashley
What she said, but with SOUR CANDY! - Kirsten
What quality are you working on yourself right now?
Being present & mindful – Ashley & Kirsten
What is the biggest hurdle you’ve had to overcome in business?
Balance – we both have other businesses that could easily consume us, but we make sure to give Life Of Blondette energy every day. It’s our happy place. – Ashley & Kirsten
Coffee meeting or drinks meeting?
COFFEE! With honey & non-dairy milk. (Cashew, Almond, Soy) ;) – Ashley & Kirsten
If you’re going out for a cocktail you’d order…
Margarita for Ashlita – Ashley
Mojito - Kirsten
If you had an unlimited budget for 2 hours shopping where would you go?
ONLINE – you can tackle more this way. (Nordstrom, Revolve, Sephora, Holts, Aritzia, Zara, Lulu, Nike etc etc etc).
What is your favorite movie?
‘The Great Gatsby’ – apparently I was from that era in my past life. - Ashley
‘Life as we know it’ because I crush on Josh Duhamel hard in that movie. - Kirsten