N. A HELPFUL OPINION; A SHARED BIT OF WISDOM; MUCH-NEEDED GUIDANCE
They're the teachers, services, and experts who turned your baby steps into big kids' leaps.
Kacy Paide The Inspired Office
Effective, thorough, and eager to clean, Kacy Paide means business in your office. The calming personal organizer sets out a tailored, step-by-step process that leaves no excuses for unruly piles. Read more
The Inspired Office Organizing
Tumbleweeds rolling through the desert? Picturesque.
Tumbleweeds (and cobwebs and towers of old bills) on your desk? Not so much.
Get into the clear with the help of professional organizer Kacy Paide of The Inspired Office. Armed with a methodical worksheet and toolbox filled with office supplies, the sunny desk conqueror will create a structured workspace around your habits, interests, and level of chaos. She’ll even offer design advice, hanging pictures and recommending plants.
Not one to leave behind a mess, Paide offers eight-, twelve-, and eighteen-hour packages with new techniques and habits at each meeting. If you’re prone to lapses, rely on her signature “if all else fails” sheet for one tiny task from each session to keep you on track in your sparkling new space.
Sound too good to be true?
This is no mirage.
Kacy Paide, The Inspired Office (202-262-1207 or theinspiredoffice.com).
Valeria Georgescu Face-Val-U
Step away from the Botox and into the able hands of Valeria Georgescu. The fitness guru teaches you new facial exercises to tone and tighten for a natural facelift. Read more
Just Face It
Face Yoga at the Mandarin Oriental
Does your face hang low? Does it wobble to and fro?
Before you’re able to tie it in a knot get over to the Face-Val-U class at the Spa at Mandarin Oriental.
In a single session you’ll learn simple techniques to tone and brighten an aging visage.
Face yogi Valeria Georgescu will lead you through a series of effective (if silly) facial exercises, eye squeezes, and posturing moves that increase circulation, tighten facial muscles, and give you exciting new expressions to use on your friends.
She’ll also pass along healthy ways to preserve your skin, including how to rest your head on your pillow, sip from a straw, and even drink champagne (yes, you’re doing it wrong).
The class is also available in the pool for an even more relaxing twist on the exercises.
Thus further untying your pesky knots.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Avenue SW (202-787-6100 or mandarinoriental.com).
Oriana Khatso Terra Boutique
Rather than idly listen to complaints about having nothing to wear, Oriana Khatso of Terra boutique decided to offer her skills in the form of style tune-ups with consultations based on season, color, and fit. Read more
Style Tune-ups by Oriana Khatso
Strutting confidently through the corridors, you wave to colleagues and friends. They snicker and point. Yes, you’re naked.
It may be a dream, but the panic is real: You have nothing to wear.
Regardless of whether the problem lies with you or your closet, it’s Oriana Khatso of Terra boutique to the rescue. From assembling outfits from random separates to fully restructuring a wardrobe, she’ll pull out the good and eliminate the rest.
You’ll model questionable pieces to evaluate style, fit, and color, then learn about seasonality and use. When the work is done, Khatso reconfigures your closet space and points out what’s missing. She compiles recommendations of designers and suggests stores that carry their pieces. If you’d like, she’ll assemble a book of your best looks.
Because it’s time to make those floral jumpers somebody else’s nightmare.
Oriana Khatso (202-232-8581 or shopterradc.com).