Tuesday night I was invited to the "Unveiling" of the new ballrooms at the Hyatt Fairfax at Fair Lakes. I LOVE the team over at the Hyatt -- they are so great to work with for all of my Girls Night Out events.
They put on a fabulous party with gorgeous lighting, Mark making custom drinks at the bar, a photobooth, and of course, delicious food. Check out the pics below!
We'll be back at the Hyatt next Friday for our BLOGIVERSARY event to benefit Autism Speaks! (AND, it's my birthday!) Don't forget to RSVP!
Luise Estelle co-founded Astoria Laser Clinic and Med Spa in Tysons Corner after having been a veteran in the Spa and Beauty Industry for more than 20 years. Luise had previously been in sales and marketing for Neiman Marcus and Dior. Her past experiences instilled in her the brand standards of successful corporate beauty companies. “This has taught me the importance of providing the BEST service and making the impossible possible for every person that walks through my door.”
Describe yourself in three words:
Compasionate, hardworking, and competitive.
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Coming to the U.S. from Germany and to find the best and newest procedures in the beauty industry.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
To grow my business and be the best in servicing clients in the Northern Virginia area. We specialize in Laser and Med Spa treatments that are trending in the US, and particularly in Europe. European spa treatments have always taken a lead in the industry, and I’m excited to share them with the customers in Northern Virginia.
How does your company stay connected through social media?
Social media is a great marketing tool for my business. We use social media to create events and to let the public know about special pricing and current beauty and spa trends.
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
At this time in my life I am exactly where I like to be! I love the Spa Industry in making women look and feel their best. I do take days out in the year in the year to travel, I like to work hard and I always reward myself by going on little getaways with my husband.
What website do you visit every day?
Facebook, LinkedIn and web-sites related to my field to get ideas for promotions.
What is your favorite drink- and where can you find it in NOVA?
Martinis! …and beer, which can be found anywhere in Northern Virginia – just as long as I have good company to share with!
What are your favorite people/places/things in NOVA?
This is not in Northern Virginia but I love all of the museums in Washington DC - there is so much to learn!
What is your goal for retirement?
I do not believe that I will ever completely retire, maybe slow down and work less. Every day I receive new energy and learn so much from seeing people. I probably take longer vacations to Europe to see my family.
Do you have any advice for women who would like to start their own company?
Failure does not mean stop trying and a “No” does not always mean “No”! Find what you love to do, become an expert in that field and work harder than you ever worked before in your life.
This is a great time in the U.S. to start a business. Everything is changing fast and there is always a new opportunity waiting right around the corner!
The romantic Broadway musical for all generations, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, returns to Washington D.C at the Warner Theatre!
Tickets are available online via Ticketmaster.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page to win tickets to opening night on January 6th!
The National Geographic Museum will be offering free admission to anyone wearing a dinosaur costume on Halloween! The promotion is in honor of the "Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous" exhibition now open at the museum.
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I have 100 tickets to give away for an advanced screening of Disney's BIG HERO 6:
Saturday, October 25 | 10:30 AM | AMC Tysons Corner
7850 Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA
Go here to download your tickets: http://www.seeitfirst.net/pin/815334
Disney's BIG HERO SIX
In theaters November 7
Rated PG | Run time: TBD
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Big Hero 6,” an action comedy adventure about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action and all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the CG-animated “Big Hero 6” hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.
Voice cast: Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller, Alan Tudyk, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez, Daniel Henney, Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit. Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams.