Moving from place to place as a child, Ashley Garofalo landed at Loyola University New Orleans obtaining her BA days before Katrina ravaged the city. Evacuating to Florida, she spent her 20’s there before meeting her husband Jim. Now she resides in Kildeer with three daughters Anna (18), Emma (14), and Ella (6), and dogs Duke and Tito. Garofalo and Ella are both passionate equestrians who love spending time with their horses at Littlewood Farm in Libertyville. When she isn’t riding or busy as a Global Group Account Director at Tracy-Locke she and her family love to sneak away back to Florida.
Mantra? Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for the great Best grooming tip? Face care is worth the spend; it’s your face and you only get one Guilty pleasure? Definitely Netflix, wine, and chocolate Favorite foods? Steak and Southern comfort foods any day Music you love? Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, Zac Brown Band Best advice ever given to you? Sleep on it, it will seem better in the morning Best advice you’ve given? Trust your gut, it always knows the right answer if you’re willing to listen to it Earliest memory? Picking raspberries with my mom when I was little on the farm in Asheville, North Carolina When you wake up, you? Must have coffee Before bed, you? Face care routine . . . always What’s on your bookshelf? Juicy fiction— Kristen Hannah, Nicolas Sparks, Erin Hilderbrand You can’t live without? Family, friends, horses, and dogs Love to escape to? The barn daily and to the beach whenever we can Advice you would give to your younger self? You have plenty of time to find your match, spend the time to treasure your friendships instead
WHEN IN THE COUNTRY
Your style is? Casual—lululemon leggings are a must-have staple Can’t leave the house without? Cell phone, can anyone? Transportation? SUV Driving music? Country/pop Place to eat? Region, Coopers Hawk Shop? LUXE wearhouse, Deer Park Best thing about the country? Feeling like you have the space to breathe without the congestion of the city Worst thing about the country? Not nearly as many restaurant choices The perfect day is? Out at the barn with my daughter, then out to drinks and dinner with my husband, friends, or family
WHEN IN TOWN
Your style is? Tall boots with a dress, and if it’s a special occasion a cocktail dress and heels Can’t leave the house without? Cell phone, can anyone? Transportation? Uber/town car Driving music? Still a country girl at heart Place to eat? Chicago Cut, Café Ba-Ba-Reeba!, Osteria Via Stato, Quartino Shop? Nordstrom Best thing about town? Restaurant and shopping choices Worst thing about town? Traffic The perfect day is? Shopping, drinks at The Drake, dinner at a fab steakhouse