After hanging with the blonde bombshell (and co-shaking our booties to Q-Tip) at the recent PAPER Nightlife Awards, our love for pro-surfer Anastasia Ashley was solidified. In addition to grabbing first place at the Corona Extra Surf Circuit Event last month in Puerto Rico and being a sexy vegan, the L.A. native's coming out with a line of Stride Rite shoes that’ll be available in January! We asked Anastasia to reveal her favorite spots in L.A. and she was kind enough to oblige.
EAT: I love Katana on Sunset. They have an amazing atmosphere and there are always good-looking people there. Pink Taco, which just opened, has a fun vibe and it’s in the Century City Mall, so it’s fun to go to Bloomingdale’s, grab some clothes and then go eat some good Mexican food.
SHOP: Madison on Robertson is amazing. They have high end lines with a mix of not-as-famous designers. I Love Yana K on Melrose. They do custom dresses, to make sure they fit just right. Most of the stuff in there is one of a kind, so you won’t see anyone else wearing your clothes!
SURF: Third Point in Malibu is kind of crowded, but worth it. It has some of the longest waves in California. Matthew McConaughey surfs this spot a lot. El Porto in Manhattan Beach is always consistent, always breaking. Most days I usually head down to Newport and surf a spot called 54th St. I love Orange County too.
PARTY: Rent a hotel suite with a bunch of friends. I like the Roosevelt Hotel -- their poolside cabana suites are fun on Friday nights. Les Deux on Wednesday nights are fun -- my friend Dean runs that night and throws the best party.
BE SEEN: There’s always an interesting group of people at The Polo Lounge. It’s a good place to hang out and grab a snack. Chateau Marmont at night is also a cool joint to hang out at -- I love the vibe and scene there.
TAN: Even though I’m a sufer and love the beach, one of my favorite places to tan is at the Roosevelt pool. They have great food to nosh on while you catch some rays. Another good place to tan is at a beach called Little Dume in Malibu. It’s in Point Dume and you need a key (that’s only given to residents) to get down there. It’s a private beach, so it's the only beach in L.A. that’s not crowded on a hot summer day.
PICK UP A SURFER: Anywhere! Everyone in California surfs, but if you wanna meet a real surfer, hang out in Venice Beach or Malibu.