Taking a look into the life of Joanna Vargas: Celebrity Facialist and Founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection

    July 22, 2016
    Joanna Vargas (Skye Parrott)

    Coaching and mentoring young women is one of the most fulfilling parts of my job, and our fabulous Alchimie Forever interns give me the opportunity to do just that. A couple of years ago a lovely young woman named Elizabeth walked in to my life as an Alchimie summer intern. She thought she was interested in fashion, but decided after her internship to pursue aesthetics. She became an aesthetician, and with her skills, personality, and overall drive began working with…

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  • Happy Independence Day!

    On the privilege and responsibility of citizenship

    Only for the second time do I celebrate today’s Independence Day as an American citizen (albeit from Tinos, Greece). On April 14, 2015, I became a citizen of this country I have loved and…

    July 4, 2016
  • Greece

    Summer 2016 Reading List

    As for the past few years, I have the privilege to again spend two weeks on the magical island of Tinos, Greece. There are many pleasures that come with this two-week vacation, and one…

    June 29, 2016
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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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