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Julia Ashwood is the definition of the Gypset Woman - after a career in marketing, communications and TV, she created The Vista - a beautiful travel site that is aiming to bring something different to travel: a little bit eco, a little bit luxe and always inspired by adventure. Julia has always inspired Lizzy & Spelly and we always ask her advice before heading somewhere! Her personal style is laid back with a vintage edge, and her old farmhouse home, darling daughter Delilah and her work life integration lifestyle is #lifegoals!
How do you balance your work and motherhood?

I am actually more efficient now I'm a mumma! I know that sounds crazy, but when she sleeps I know I have a short window of time so I go into super work mode.

I have a note book which I scribble down all my ideas throughout the day or night, then I got for it! Until next week when that routine can all change on a dime I am making the most of it!

DeeDee (Delilah, Julia's daughter) also comes with me on the road, so we have introduced travel to her life early - fingers crossed this works in our favour. She is certainly going to have some great frequent flyer points!

What is your favourite travel destination you've ever been, and why?

Jamaica, Morocco, Mexico, Tasmania ...I can never pick just one. I do feel you have to make the very most out of every trip though as you never know when you may go back and often it the people you meet which shape your journey.

Whats your packing style?

I would like to say minimal, but since having a baby its pretty hard to just take carry on!
I always pack denim, white tees, a swim suit, my favourite leather jacket, boots and a pretty dress which can all be mixed and layered.

Where to next?

We leave to LA in three days time. Taking in everything from Palm Springs and Ojai to Malibu, then onto Baja Mexico!
We will be reviewing six gorgeous new hotels so keep an eye out for those! It's a big, beautiful trip.

What are your favourite Spell pieces of the moment?

I always look to Spell for the perfect pretty dress. I love the white, cool, cotton number in this shoot - back with a vintage belt.

Your style icon?

Mick Jagger!

Must have beauty products for you right now?

I love rose hip oil and oils in general. They are great for the plane or after a day at the beach to keep your skin hydrated. For my hair, you can't go past a great salt spray.