Fun Facts About Me
If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
Belle, for obvious reasons!
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
A Fancy Mess
What songs would be included on the soundtrack to your life?
I Cross My Heart - George Strait, November Blue - The Avett Brothers, When I Was In Your Heart - David Gray, Waiting on an Angel - Ben Harper, You’re the One - The Black Keys, Ready For Love - Bad Company, Moonage Daydream - David Bowie, Mayhem - Halestorm
What movie or book makes you cry every time, no matter how many times you watch/read it?
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
It’s an ongoing struggle, but the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do was admit that I was battling postpartum depression.
What is your biggest food weakness?
What is one thing that you wish you were great at (but you’re not…)?
Painting. I am absolutely terrible behind a paint brush and I always find myself wanting to paint something.
Growing up, what was your dream job?
I always wanted to be involved with weddings. As a child I wanted to wear big white dresses everyday, but that evolved into being a wedding planner. The closest I ever got was starting an invitation business and selling wedding invitations to wedding planners!
What is your favorite book?
That’s a hard one - there are so many! Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Creation by Gore Vidal, The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, and The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath!
If you were stranded on a lonely beach, what are the five things that you would want to have with you?
A fishing net, a spear, bug spray, sunblock, and a satellite phone!
Born and raised in Louisiana - not to be confused with New Orleans - Ashley is married to her high school sweetheart and is momma to a sweet little princess. In 2008, after parting with the corporate design world, she launched Fancy Designs, her invitation empire. You can usually find her at her desk, surrounded by pantone swatches, brainstorming new designs, and researching Disney!
Ashley’s love for travel, her meticulous organizational skills, and her passion for research, help her plan wonderful vacations for her clients!
What is one guilty pleasure that you have to indulge in each time you visit Walt Disney World?
Dole Whip with Coconut Rum from Tamu Tamu
Who is your favorite Disney character?
If you could have a job at Disney World what would you do?
I would love to be a wedding planner for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons!
If you could visit an empty Disney park, all alone, which would it be and what would you do?
It would definitely be Magic Kingdom! I would grab a LeFou’s Brew and a giant cinnamon roll from Gaston’s Tavern and then I would hit all my favorite rides: Big Thunder Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, and Splash mountain. (Maybe a few times each!) Then I would end my day at Be Our Guest, in the West Wing with the Grilled Strip Steak, the Stella Artois Belgium Cidre, and The “Grey Stuff.”
What is your favorite Disney attraction or show?
What's the one thing that you have to take home from your Disney trip?
The bathroom soaps and a new Disney coffee mug!
FAQs about my services:
Why are your services free?
Pixie and Pirate Destinations, nor myself, ever charges our clients anything for our services. I am paid commission from the companies I book vacations with - Disney, Universal Vacations, Norwegian Cruise Lines, etc. You will pay the same amount of money booking a trip with me as you would if you booked it directly through the company itself. And sometimes I am able to find a better deal because of the special promotions that are available. A reservation transfer may be an option if you have already booked a vacation.
As a Dream Vacation Planner (DVP) I work strictly off of commission and I hope that if you decide to book a vacation you will choose to book your vacation with me. Please keep this in mind if I do a lot of research on a vacation for you. Regardless of the number of hours I put toward helping a client plan, I am not paid hourly,
Why should I book my vacation with you and Pixie and Pirate Destinations?
I have an honest passion for Disney and the Disney destinations. And my Disney knowledge is up to date since this is my career. I have guidelines to follow that are put in place by Pixie and Pirate Destinations. I have been trained to provide you with the best customer service in the industry. And I am willing to work "with" you in planning your vacation.
At Pixie and Pirate Destinations our motto is "go above and beyond for each client's individual needs." As a valued client, I will be here every step of the way to help you with your concerns or questions. You will have an email address and phone number where you can reach me when you need to. Once your vacation is booked I will continue to help with dining reservations, a personalized daily itinerary, an updated personal web page where you can track your reservation and more. I am here to see you through to the end of your vacation to make sure you have a magical time.
What is the first step?
The first step in the vacation planning process is to request a quote for your desired Disney destination. When you request a quote you have the option of choosing me as you DVP - so please be sure to click on my name or add it into the comments. Once I have your quote request I will listen to your needs and expectations, and guide you through the best options for your family.
How do I pay for my vacation?
To process deposits and payments for your vacation I will need your address, phone number and credit card information. I can either schedule a phone call for you to give this information over the phone, or you can use our
secure website to submit for a payment.
Pixie and Pirate Destinations, nor myself, will EVER personally make a charge to your credit card. You will see a charge from the Walt Disney Travel Company (or another travel vendor such as Universal Travel, Norwegian Cruise Lines, etc.). I use your card information to process your deposit or payment directly through the travel vendor (Disney, etc.). And your CC information will always be kept private. If you ever see a charge that you think is fraudulent contact your credit card company immediately.
What will you do for me that I cannot do for myself?
Of course you can book a Disney vacation on your own - that's easy! But when you book a Disney vacation with me you have my knowledge and experience to tap into at your disposal. You will be working with someone who "knows" Disney and understands how Disney travel can change minute to minute. Because of this you can be assured that I will be able to guide you in the right direction at all times. If I do not know the answer immediately, I WILL find it out. In addition, you can count on the following "extras" from me:
All of the above services are FREE to my clients that book a Disney reservation with Pixie and Pirate Destinations. Some of my clients prefer to take advantage of ALL of these services. While others only need me to do one or two. Your vacation planning is important to me, but I never want to step on your toes - you are always in control!
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