Wisdom from my Nono

    June 19, 2017

    As the world celebrated Father’s Day yesterday, I had a long phonecall with my father, Dr. Luigi L. Polla, to catch up and thank him for the many things I have learned from him – first and foremost that hard work is the solution to everything. We reminisced about his father, Teobaldo Polla, my Nono, whom I adored. Nono was one of the most elegant men I have ever met, in character and in dress. He came from nothing, worked…

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  • Micro-needling: yes or no?

    I have been asked repeatedly about micro-needling, a skin treatment based on the concept that creating micro-wounds in the skin will help stimulate the formation of collagen and elastin. While I have my personal…

    June 12, 2017
  • Finding my inspiration again…

    It is June 5th (June 7th by the time you read this), and I have a hard time believing that my last blog post is dated April 15th. I had promised myself as I…

    June 7, 2017
  • What I bring home from Switzerland

    I am grateful that my job as CEO of Alchimie Forever has me travel to Geneva quarterly – grateful because I get to go home and see my family “for work,” and grateful because…

    April 15, 2017
  • Powerful Lessons from Robin Sharma

    I work on my self-care in a variety of ways, ranging from SoulCycle to Botox (you can read more about this here), from quiet time outdoors to reading. This past weekend was filled with…

    March 28, 2017
  • Celebrating International Women’s Day

    Women are a key part of my life – sisters, team members, girlfriends. March is Women’s History Month. Today is International Women’s Day. All of this to say it is a good time to…

    March 8, 2017
  • Self-love. And self-care.

    I have a confession to make: I don’t love Valentine’s Day. My heart can’t help but think of all of those who don’t have a Valentine, or can’t be with their Valentine. This year,…

    February 13, 2017
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