After mentioning this to our force of nature, and very own Helle Jeppsson, we concluded that we need to highlight this, and share with the world, or the followers of this blog..., who some of these people are. Therefor I started a series of mini-interviews; The Hela People Project.
Here's to people.
Name: Mary Amons
Profession: Mother of 5, Founder/President of Labels for Love, Inc. a non-profit, 100% volunteer organization that supports women's and children's organizations in Washington, DC, Co-Founder of The District Sample Sale a bi-annual shopping event to support the charities of Labels for Love www.labelsforlove.org/www.
Favorite place in DC for a picnic: The Tidal Basin, especially when the Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom!
Favorite place in DC to go for desserts: Leopold's Kafe, an authentic Austrian Kafe in Georgetown with amazing homemade fresh pastries
Dream vacation right now: Paris! Craving to get back to the cheese, wine, cuisine and fashion in Paris!
Favorite treatment at Hela: Since the doors opened, I have been a Hela Spa fanatic! A few of my favorite treatments.... a deep-tissue massage with Jessica and a "The Greta Garbo" Facial with Brianne or Leslie....Laser Hair removal and Botox with Dr. Rachel! ...and can't leave out my love for Ted Gibson and the hair team at The Collections!
Name: Neven Radovic
Age: 30, just turned last week...
Profession: Hair Stylist at Hela Spa and Ted Gibson at The Collection.
Favorite place to eat in DC: Leopold's, for their croque monsieur.
Dream vacation: Hawaii, where I just celebrated my 30th birthday, for the unbelievable beaches, the sunsets in the North West, and the big lazy turtles that crawl out of the water and hang out in Turtle Beach :)
When I'm looking for a night out with drinks and dancing I go to: Croatia...one of my favorite places is Sontana, where people go to dance and sing. It's mixed ages and I think the whole scene is pretty much a local phenomenon...
Last time I had a fun night out: was when I went to L2 and then Lima. The music at Lima is great for dancing.
Favorite spa product and treatment: Robin's or Theresa's massage here at The Collection. And I would not want to live without the Ted Gibson Beautiful Hold Hairspray. It gives the hair a perfect hold, is very light and has a great smell. I love hairspray...
Name: Danielle Martin
Profession: Visual arts teacher at CHAW (Capitol Hill Arts Workshop).
Favorite neighborhood in DC: Mt. Pleasant. For it's mix of people, openness, and great coffee shops such as Dos Gringos! Don't miss their weekend brunches..
Dream trip: Spain, for an indefinite amount of time.
First experience at Hela: In a word: lovely. Jessica found areas of tension that she worked on and the treatment felt customized.
Name: Zahra Choudhury
Profession: Student at Georgetown University
Favorite thing to do on a rainy day: Wear matching rain boots and umbrella and splash in puddles. *Big smile
Favorite quote: Every day should be a good day to die.
Skincare product I prefer not live without: Night Therapy by Neova ProCyte.
If I could only have one more spa treatment I would get: The microdermabrasion with a deep cleansing facial (the hand massage is to die for).
Name: Tiffany Spruill
What is you favorite place for dinner: I'm going to have to say the Cheesecake Factory -- for the variety!
Favorite place for dancing: Zanzibar at the water front in South West DC. Their happy hour goes on until 8pm. Do I have to say more?
Best place to shop: Lord & Taylor -- I just love their shoe department.
For peace of mind and tranquility I go to: Hanes Point, to look at the planes coming and going from National Reagan Airport.
Favorite skincare product: M.D. Forte's SkinRejuvanation Lotion II. It's a lotion that is packed with vitamin A and E and it just makes my skin the softest... *smiles