Ashley’s Perfect Summer Day

Feel that in the air? It’s that first twinge of summer. Doesn’t it feel good? We talked with Ashley Tisdale and she let us in on her dream summer day. Check it out, and then make sure you let us know what you’d do on your perfect summer day in the comments below.

Ashley loves to wake up in her own bed in her Toluca Lake home, then to drive her black SUV over to The Coffee Bean for an ice-blended drink with her older sis, Jennifer. “She’s my best friend. I call her when I’m in trouble or need advice. She’s supportive and awesome.”

The sisters also love going to the gym together. “I like to do a lot of cardio and take dance classes not far from my house. At my gym, they also have yoga and other classes so I try out everything. I wanted to get into Pilates for a long time, so recently I have. Vanessa [Hudgens] and I go together sometimes, too.”  

Summer’s great because Ashley can spend some time in the great outdoors. “I love summer because I’m such a wimp in cold weather.” Ashley got to celebrate her last birthday in Hawaii with boyfriend Jared Murillo of the boy band V Factory. “My favorite swim suit for that trip was a little black ’n’ white striped bikini, but I love getting new ones every summer…” Which means it’s time to…

Ashley practically lives in a mall. “I was discovered by a talent scout at a local mall when I was little. And years ago when my parents made me get a summer job, the mall was the only place I wanted to be—so I worked in three stores all summer long,” she laughs. “I love clothes, I love fashion and I love shopping!”  Her top shops include Urban Outfitters for hoodies and strappy tops, Diesel for skinny jeans, Steve Madden and Burberry for shoes, Stella McCartney for boots, Prada for bags, and Victoria Secret for…you know. “I also love Jessica Simpson’s line of shoes.” In Beverly Hills, Lisa Kline, Kitson and Louis Vuitton are also musts, especially if shopping pals Vanessa or Jennifer (and even Ashley’s newest maltipoo, Maui!) come along. “My style can be totally random, from vintage to surfer. It just depends on how I’m feeling that day.”

  Whenever possible, Ashley likes to reserve table-for-two time for her and boyfriend Jared (they met on the High School Musical 2 set), whether it’s Marmalade Café, Zach’s Italian Café, or one of a zillion sushi bars near home. “For dinner, I’d eat pizza or sushi every day, if I could.”

  Ashley can’t wait to celebrate her sister’s newest film at the big premiere for “The House Bunny” this August, along with co-stars Colin Hanks, Katherine McPhee, Rumer Willis and Cheetah Girl Kiely Williams.

: “I don’t drink or smoke, so I don’t have a lot of use for clubbing. I’d much rather stay home and hang out or have sleepovers with my girlfriends. We love doing at-home manicures and having video parties, like when Zac [Efron], Vanessa, KayCee Stroh and I were at Chris Warren Jr.’s place to watch ‘Wolf Creek.’ I was scared to death! When I fell asleep later, I heard a noise outside and ran down the hall to KayCee’s room. We had a sleepover because we both were so scared!”

Ashley’s movie
Picture This! premieres Sunday, July 13 at 8 pm ET.

— Vicki Arkoff

6/19/2008 5:32:00 PM