Dermatologist Sara Brooks of Montgomery Medical Clinic: Botox and Beyond

Parents in Silver Spring (and the entire DMV) are truly the best. Our fellow parent neighbors who we see wrangling their kids at the pool and pushing packed grocery carts next to ours are often complete rock stars in their fields.Take my good friend Dr. Sara Brooks, Board Certified Dermatologist. We live in the same neighborhood, her four children attend the same schools and sports activities as my three, and she is always there to help with a kid pick up or community volunteer activity. Read more...

West End Plastic Surgery Botox and Facial Fillers Event on March 14 at Bella Bethesda

Book your easy evening Botox appointment with West End Plastic Surgery's Dr. Paul Ruff at Bella Bethesda Salon! Every few months Bella Bethesda Salon brings Dr. Ruff from his Foggy Bottom West End Plastic Surgery offices to the convenient downtown Bethesda location for Bella Beauty nights.The next Bella Beauty evening with Dr. Ruff of West End Plastic Surgery is on Tuesday March 14th from 6-8pm, and you are invited. Botox and fillersThe Bella Beauty event will offer Botox & Read more...

Best Hair Salons in Montgomery County: Hypnotic Salons Olney and Damascus

Few things can help one's self esteem more than a completely rocking haircut and fresh color.Having a bad day? Week? Month? Get thee to a salon.I have been going to Hypnotic Salon and Spas' two locations in Olney and Damascus for the past five years. Salon founder and owner Chrissy Mayo is my go-to stylist for women's hair care services, primarily cut and color, but I have had the pleasure of working with several other members of the Hypnotic team as well.Below you can see me and Read more...

Emerald Springs Spa in Hershey, PA

When my friend Beth and I had our Hershey, PA getaway (without our families!) we were both wound up as tight as yo-yos. We were spending hours every day working on a major event in its last stages, helping our kids get their school years started, and striving to balance career and family demands. We were in desperate need for relaxation.Before checking in to The Hotel Hershey, we headed to the Emerald Springs Spa in Hershey for massages. I am pretty much obsessed with the mind and body benefits Read more...

Massage Envy Rockville Review

Rockville Pike is not just a location where you can find bathroom tile, swim suits, coconut oil and yet another kids birthday gift.It's also a place where you can grab some rare moments of relaxation and therapeutic body work, thanks to Massage Envy Rockville.This outpost of the popular Massage Envy spas offers a range of services:Deep tissue massage Swedish massage Hot Stone Envy massage Murad Healthy Skin facials Cranial sacral massage AromatherapyI had the Read more...

Perfect Mani Pedi in DC: The Red Door

Feel like really treating yourself?Looking for a manicure and pedicure that looks brand new over one week later?Ready to ditch your strip mall sub-par service for the ultimate in mani/pedi spa satisfaction?Try The Red Door. I visited the The Red Door Spa and Salon Chevy Chase last Saturday and eight days later my nails look every bit as awesome as when I walked out the door. I have an event coming up this week and it is a massive time-saver to know I do not need to pop in anywhere Read more...

Best Pre-Vacation Salon Service: Eyelash Tinting (Just $25!) by Skincando at Emerald Door

It's not often this 40 year old woman posts a #nomakeupselfie on the Web ... unless she has had her eyelashes eco-tinted by Sara Damelio of Skincando and Emerald Door Salon in Silver Spring.  So there I am, above, in all my post-vacation, sun-damaged, aging and chapped lip glory. No, this is not one of those middle class mom memes in the #SoBrave vein. It's much more shallow...and hopefully useful. It's to reveal how it looks to have your eyelashes dyed by Sara.If you are in possession Read more...

Great Face: Eco-Facial by Skincando’s Sara Damelio at Emerald Door Silver Spring

Give yourself the gift of a better complexion and younger looking skin with a luxurious organic facial.Last month I headed to The Emerald Door Eco-Chic Spa in Silver Spring to visit Sara Damelio, creator of the celebrated Skincando skincare products (which I have raved about).There I received an Eco-Luxe Facial, and I am still debating which benefit I enjoyed the most.The pampering and relaxation during the treatment?The big improvement in my skin clarity and texture?The recommended Read more...

Shopping + Champagne Party on Saturday at Reddz Trading

Want to get out of the house on Saturday, January  30th for a glass of bubbly, a free manicure, hair braiding, treats, skin care love & shopping? Join me and other style bloggers at Reddz Trading in Bethesda from 12 - 3 p.m. After being stuck inside with my family for days and days due to Jonas, I can really use a day of pampering, and I know you can, too. This Saturday Reddz Trading in Bethesda presents Shopping & Champagne. Myself and other bloggers Spicy Candy DC, Guest of a Guest Read more...