BeautyView: Kara Manos, Beauty Blogger

Beauty bloggers based in DC are about as common as skin care companies based in DC. That may be why I always gravitated towards Kara, feeling like we are part of a special club (even if we are the only two members in our club). She has impressive press credentials, is beautiful on the inside…

Sun care advice from my two grandmothers

As I look forward to my last weekend at the beach this coming weekend, I cannot but help to think about my two grandmothers, one from an Italian farming family, the other from a Swiss-German pastor family. They did not agree on many things, but they did agree on one thing: a suntan is inelegant,…

Beauty View: Dr. Susan T. Elliott, owner, Foxhall Dermatology

I love it when what begins as a work relationship evolves into a budding friendship. This is what is in the process of happening with Dr. Susan T. Elliott, of Foxhall Dermatology, a long-time and favorite Alchimie Forever client. At dinner in McLean last night, I learned new things about her... All of the below, the fact that she…

Lessons in Slow Beauty… happy birthday Shel Pink!

Today was a great day. There are many reasons for this, despite the fact that it was a Monday… one of those reasons is that it is the birthday of someone whom I very much respect and admire. Today is Shel Pink’s birthday. If you don’t know her, or don’t know of her, yet, I…

BeautyView: Tracey Sameyah, General Manager, Dermalogica

When I asked Tracey Sameyah, General Manager of Dermalogica, to be on my spa panel during Cosmoprof North America earlier this year, she said yes. Actually, not just yes, but yes, thank you for thinking of me, I would love to. She drove from LA to Las Vegas, spent less than 24 hours at the…