Alchimie Forever

(Photo by: Judith Beermann) Kitty Kelley with Ada Polla Entering the party in a chic red wool coat, radiant and smiling broadly, she was greeted like an old friend by her host and gathering of...
‘Tis the season… the season of gratefulness, and the season of giving. While I think about holiday gifts year-round, which makes the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas much less...
While people may not think of D.C. as the Capital of Spa, and while indeed it probably is not (no matter how I try to argue the case!), Monday night was a great reminder of the spa and wellness...
I fell in love with Washington, D.C. when I moved here for business school, so much so that I decided to base my beauty brand, Alchimie Forever, in the heart of Georgetown. To this day, people ask me...
Maybe it’s a Swiss thing, but I love the late fall and early winter, which bring with them the holidays, the cold, snow, and cashmere sweaters. My skin, however, suffers during this time of...
People are always asking me about Georgetown, about my favorite beauty tips, and my favorite Alchimie Forever products. For once, I thought I would take advantage of my parents’ stay in...
I love beauty shows – there is always something exciting to see, in particular at hair shows such as Professional Beauty Association, which is in Vegas right now. Sunday night, for example, I...
   Lately I have been giving a lot of skincare advice to friends.  Most of it has been by request – which I take as a huge compliment - but I do admit to the occasional...
The way she tells it, by age 37, Cathy Alter had made a mess of her life. Newly divorced, she (Photo by: A. Bird) Cathy Alter and Ada Polla went rogue -- downing endless junk food, dating "...