My blog needs a name, and I need your help…

A very smart friend of mine brought to my attention recently the fact that most blogs have a name. (And some of these names are really great: Politics of Pretty, Cupcakes and Cashmere, If the Lipsticks Could Talk. So much creativity…) It occurred to me that if I was going to be serious about my blog (which…

BeautyView: Pamela Jo Busiek, President & CEO, ICMAD

One of the very first things I did when I launched Alchimie Forever was to join the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors, Inc (ICMAD). I still have the blue booklet they wrote about FDA and FTC rules for manufacturers and distributors... At the helm of this organization is Pamela Jo Busiek, President & CEO. I…

An evening with Harry Jaffe and Tom Sherwood

Last night was book-club night. While these funnest of meetings happen once a month, last night’s was particularly special for a few reasons. It was the one year anniversary of book club, my brainchild that consists of bringing together amazing women for DC-themed reads and fun conversation. In addition to the usual savory snacks, we…

BeautyView: Angela Sitilides, Owner, Bellacara

If you know me, you know I am persistent - not a nag, but definitely persistent. I also think that "No" is just the start of the conversation. These two characteristics came in very handy when I first met Angela Sitilides, owner of Bellacara. I loved her story... a lawyer who decided to instead do…

"Have goals so big your problems pale in comparison"

They say there is no such thing as a free lunch, but yesterday I learned that is not true. I traveled to Dallas to attend Entrepreneur Magazine’s 5th Annual Growth Conference. Amazingly, this conference is free. Thanks to the generous support of The UPS Store, who underwrites the entire conference, I was fed breakfast, kept caffeinated throughout…