BeautyView: Michelle Bowden, Artistic Color Director, Avalon Salons

This weekend is the first weekend of Jazz Fest. To me, this means great music, fun with friends and family at the water booth, and a weekend spent with BFF Michelle Bowden, Artistic color director at Avalon Salons. The one time I decided to try our hair color, she is the one I trusted (read…

My favorite Estee Lauder quotes

On this day 10 years ago, an industry icon, a woman I would have loved to meet, passed away. I think about Estee Lauder (the woman, the business, the brand(s)) often, but even more today. In many ways, she is to me the personification of the American dream – creating a multi-billion dollar beauty empire…

BeautyView: Penny Kriel, Spa Director at Salamander Resort & Spa

Penny Kriel, Spa Director at Salamander Resort & Spa, does it all, and has it all. She has a high-powered job in the spa industry, is a founding member of the Washington Spa Alliance, is a wife, a mother of two, and a great, great friend. We used to get together for lunch or cocktails…

Our beauty products just got more beautiful…

Listening to someone tell me they don’t like my product packaging is a bit like what I imagine it is to listen to someone tell you your baby is ugly. After all, my products are a bit like my babies, and I like to think they are perfect. Not surprisingly, I am biased and sometimes…

BeautyView: Amy B. Lewis, MD

Dr. Amy B. Lewis, MD has it all. Gorgeous naturally curly naturally red hair (that might be the first thing you notice about her). Beautiful daughters. A hyper-successful cosmetic dermatology practice on the Upper East Side. She is assistant clinical professor at Yale University. She has almost earned the right to be arrogant, but instead…

Spring has sprung… healthy living tips

The long anticipated spring has finally arrived, and my heart is singing right along the chirping birds. Spring means two things for me: first, closet cleaning, which I wrote about for The Georgetown Dish today. Second, healthy living. While healthy living is truly something to do year-round (some might say the same about closet cleaning…