Family Life

Mom About Town: Ashley Porter

November 15, 2019

5 Things I’m Loving Right Now

Ashley Porter grew up in Northern California and is currently based in New Orleans where her family heritage dates back to the early 1860s. She holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing and a Master of Finance from Tulane University, and has a graduate degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. After working for Balenciaga and Ralph Lauren in New York, she returned to New Orleans to further explore the culture and start her jewelry brand, Porter Lyons. Mom to Porter (5 months) and wife to Martin Holly, a fellow entrepreneur.



We love setting up a blanket and finding a spot in the shade to layout and watch the birds fly by in City Park. We’re camera collectors and most recently brought our original XS-70 Polaroid camera to the park to snap some family pictures.

New Orleans City Park, 1 Palm Dr.,


Since having Porter I’ve been loving my Peloton stationary bike and streamable workout classes. It makes it so easy to get in a quick exercise or meditation while he’s down for a nap.




We love cooking at home together as a family with the fresh ingredients that we pick up at the farmer’s market. One of our favorites is making pasta from scratch and inviting our neighbors and friends over for dinner parties.


A Mezcal Margarita at the Doris Metropolitan in the French Quarter after work is relaxing and refreshing.

Doris Metropolitan, 620 Chartres St.,


I’m designing a new collection inspired by Louisiana insects set with precious stones and diamonds. Each piece will have wings that open and close to reveal the stones, which will be fun to show Porter when he’s a little bit older.


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