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OCCUPATION: President, Alchimie Forever HOMETOWN Geneva, Switzerland WASHINGTON LIFE: Why did you move to Washington, D.C.?
ADA POLLA: For business school. I attended Georgetown McDonough school of business.
WL: What is your greatest fear?
AP: To lose control.
WL: Favorite time of day?
AP: Between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m., when the city is quiet and I am awake and working.
WL: Drink of choice?
AP: Champagne, preferably Veuve Cliquot
WL: What is your favorite book?
AP Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
WL: What’s your beauty regimen?
AP: Given my chosen profession, it’s quite involved! Alchimie Forever products for face and body. My current favorites are our Superpulse eye contour cream and our 532nm antioxidant cream for feet and hands, Solar Oil cuticle cream every night, Nars lipstick and lipgloss, Rene Furterer products for my hair, and Guerlain’s Jicky perfume.
WL: Most interesting ingredient in your skin care products?
AP: Blueberries – fabulous antioxidants and great for minimizing facial redness.
WL What do you love most about the city?
AP: The monuments – and the fact that there are no skyscrapers; it gives the city such a feeling of openness and airiness.
WL: What do you hate about the city?
AP: The traffic.
WL: What would people be surprised to know about you?
AP: My favorite movie of all time is “Armageddon” with Bruce Willis.



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