Catching up with Kayla Childress: Founder of Mindful Luxury

    May 26, 2016
    Kayla Childress-Mindful Luxury Photo

    While I felt like I already knew her, it was the highlight of my week to actually meet Kayla Childress, Founder of Mindful Luxury. I felt like I knew her because of so many connections, through Neill Corporation and SpaRitual, among others. Finally, in person, we met at the Ballantyne Resort and caught up over coffee…    AP: What city were you born in? KC: Atlanta, GA. AP: What city to do you live in? KC: Charlotte, NC. AP: What is your astrological sign? KC:…

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    Wisdom from Hoda Kotb

    My Facebook and Instagram feeds have been flooded with graduation photos for the last two weeks. College graduations, high school graduations, middle school graduations, even 3rd grade graduations. Whatever the grade, finishing a school…

    May 24, 2016
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    Erin Romney: Owner of ROMNEY

    If you know me, you know how important my girlfriends are to me. I cherish each and every one of them, and they are a big reasons I live in DC – most happen…

    May 18, 2016
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    Wisdom from Mom

    Anyone who knows her would agree with the statement that my mother is as amazing as she is non traditional. So it should come as no surprise that she doesn’t celebrate Mother’s Day. I…

    May 8, 2016
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    Cindy Feldman, Mentor and Inspiration

    It is a beautiful occurrence when work relationships blossom beyond their initial context. I first met Cindy Feldman, Founder and Owner of Progressions Salon and Spa through a common friend, the publisher of DC…

    April 13, 2016
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    Why a 120 minute facial with Pilar is worth it

    My grandmother took me to get my first facial when I was 15, at a place that seemed more like a medical office than a spa. The aesthetician owned her own business, and had…

    April 11, 2016
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    Reconnecting with Dana Romita of Ajune Medical Spa

    One of my first, and favorite accounts in Manhattan was (and is again!) Ajune Medical Spa. I worked with them for many years, and was so sad when they closed their Third Avenue location.…

    March 30, 2016
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