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 is a third generation Washingtonian, and that she is perhaps the most well traveled person I know.
AP: What city were you born in? SE: Washington, DC. I am a native!
AP: What city to do you live in? SE: Washington, DC. Still.
AP: What is your middle name? SE: Tillman.
AP: What is your astrological sign? SE: Sagittarius.
AP: What is something about you most people don’t know? SE: If I told you then they would know…
AP: What is your most prized possession? SE: I have no possessions more prized than my relationships.
AP: If you could have dinner with the person of your choice, who would it be? SE: Jacquelyn Kennedy Onassis.
AP: Describe your fashion style in three words maximum. SE: Comfortable and businesslike.
AP: Do you wear a watch? If yes, what model? SE: Yes, and a Rolex.
AP: Diamonds or pearls? SE: Pearls are for day, diamonds for the night.
AP: What is your #1 beauty secret? SE: Sleep.
AP: What fragrance do you wear? SE: Allure.
AP: Botox or not? SE: Botox! For me and for my patients.
AP: Hair color: natural or not? SE: Not.
AP: What are your special diet tips, if any? SE: I am a gym rat.
AP: What do you do for exercise? SE: See above: I am a gym rat.
AP: What are three things that you always have in your fridge? SE: Blueberries, almond milk, peanut butter.
AP: What is your cocktail of choice? SE: Chardonnay.
AP: What is your secret to work/life balance? SE: I am not sure that I have achieved balance…
AP: How many miles do you fly per year on average? SE: Less than 20K, which is fine with me!
AP: What are your three top tips for travel? SE: 1. Carry a small handbag. 2. Minimize your luggage. 3. Be prepared to hand-launder (the price of tip #2).
AP: 3 songs on your ipod right now. SE: It is new… right now, anything by Fun and Midnight Night Oil Diesel and Dust. I need to add to it.
AP: What book are you reading right now? SE: My most recent read is The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America.
AP: Quote to live by. SE: There are two: “If you don’t know where you are going, chances are that you won’t get there.” And “The destination is the journey.”
AP: What is your worst pet peeve? SE: Note that they are somewhat self-canceling: bad Manners at any age.
AP: What time do you usually wake up in the morning, and how many hours of sleep do you usually get? SE: I typically wake up at 6:30 a.m. and try to get eight hours of sleep.
AP: What is your favorite thing about the beauty industry? SE: Our mission as an industry is fabulous: we make people feel good about themselves.
AP: Least favorite thing. SE: Allergens. Unnecessary.
AP: Who is your mentor? SE: Dr. Frances Storrs, Professor Emeritus of Dermatology at the University of Oregon.
AP: Words of advice for young women starting their careers today. SE: This has all been done before. And, list