Welcome! I’m Ashlee Hightower, the founder and voice behind Cobalt Chronicles. Before I jump into what you’ll find here on Cobalt Chronicles, a little bit about myself. I grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana, attended college at Ole Miss (Hotty Toddy!) and law school at Samford University. I lived in Birmingham, AL for six years (three of which were during law school). I met my now husband, Michael, after law school while we were both living in Birmingham. In 2014, we moved to Washington, DC and loved every minute of the five years we spent in the city! After a brief stint in Houston, TX, we moved to New Orleans, Louisiana where we currently reside with our little boy, Weldon.
I run this site and a legal contracts business, Contracts for Creatives, full time. Prior to working solely for myself, I practiced law at a national law firm for four years before moving into the corporate world where I worked as a legal editor at a global publishing company. I left my 9-to-5 in 2018 to pursue Cobalt Chronicles and Contracts for Creatives full time.
These days, outside of work, you can find me hanging with my little sidekick, Weldon, trying out new-to-me New Orleans restaurants, and traveling (thank goodness it’s back!).
Here’s what you can expect to find here on Cobalt Chronicles …
I launched Cobalt Chronicles in 2015 after transitioning from a demanding practicing attorney position to a more traditional nine-to-five job in the corporate world. I was looking for a creative outlet and something to call my own. Here on Cobalt Chronicles, I celebrate everyday style, attainable travels, and clean living.
On the style front, I share my everyday outfits along with style-focused blog posts. Pre-pandemic, Michael and I traveled at least twice a month. Travel looks a little different these days, but we’re getting back into it, and I’m loving every minute! You can find all of my travel guides and travel tips here. Michael is super savvy with travel points and miles. With his help, I share tips on how you can travel for next to nothing (yay for free travel!).
Over the past few years, I’ve become passionate about clean living. I love to share my clean living tips and product recommendations related to clean beauty, clean household products, and now, clean baby products too! You can check out the clean living posts here!
That’s the jist! Feel free to poke around on the site and reach out with any questions, collaboration requests, and general inquiries at [email protected]. I’d love to hear from you!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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