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The St. Regis
Washington DC
DO BUSINESS IN DIVINE STYLE AT THIS
POWER PLAYER ENCLAVE

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From Sam Saboura

As the Editor-in-Chief, Creative Director and stylist at Divine Living, part of what I do is visualize the brand, from Gina’s wardrobe to the way the magazine looks to where we shoot and what we feature.

office-ginaBeing selective about the brands and locations we associate with is important not just because we’re picky and we love a beautiful aesthetic. But because the way you do one thing is the way you do everything and whether the cameras are on or off, where you choose to do business is always an extension of your brand.

Of all the places we visited in Washington DC, the St. Regis is where Gina and I felt most lit up. Just two blocks from the White House, this grand luxury hotel in the heart of the city is an exclusive enclave for global power players, offering impeccable service, regal accommodations and glamorous meeting spaces for private dinners and conferences.

If you’re a chic woman entrepreneur in Washington for work and play, there is hardly a more elevated environment to meet a client or get together with friends. You could feel totally confident walking in with the CEO of a company you’re partnering with, or with your BFF. The signature high-tea service will impress at any business meeting while the bar is an elegant choice for a round of craft cocktails.

As soon as Gina and I walked into the beautiful lobby, we were home. The light-filled space felt grand yet intimate, with glittering chandeliers and luxurious, cozy lounges where you could be having tea next to a prime minister or congresswoman and never even know it. For all its luxury there wasn’t an ounce of pretension. It was everything we dreamed of and more—it was also the perfect backdrop for Gina’s favorite Dolce power suit and Chanel necklace.

office-stregisWe were thrilled to have the St. Regis open its doors to Divine Living for a gorgeous photoshoot, but we hadn’t expected the impromptu business meeting. When we arrived we were immediately whisked to an intimate corner of the lobby where we were greeted (and vetted) by the hotel’s Marketing Director, General Manager and PR Director. We suddenly found ourselves making new connections that will push
the DL brand forward. It just goes to show—always dress to impress—and never underestimate the power of Chanel—and a good concealer—especially when you’ve been up since 4:30 am shooting.

When the world is your office, you have every opportunity to look your best and go where the power players are. If you think it’s extravagant to throw on a designer suit, your best baubles and have your hair and make up done at 2pm on a Thursday afternoon, we challenge you to recognize it as an investment. It’s amazing how one meeting can generate as much opportunity for impact as your last Facebook Ad.

Seriously though, if you desire to play big, you need to look the part. It’s true what they say about birds of a feather and dressing for the job you want. When you put yourself in the spaces thatoffice-gina-1inspire you, among the people you admire and present yourself in a way that feels authentic to you, that’s when the magic finds you.
Seriously though, if you desire to play big, you need to look the part. It’s true what they say about birds of a feather and dressing for the job you want. When you put yourself in the spaces that inspire you, among the people you admire and present yourself in a way that feels authentic to you, that’s when the magic finds you.
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Wherever you are in the world and whenever you’re planning your travels, think of three locations in that city that call to you—or maybe even intimidate you—and then consider three brands that you’d love to align with if the sky was the limit. Go after your dreams by putting yourself in the mix! If you have a big vision for your lifestyle, to create it for yourself you have to allow your environment to follow suit. Share your favorite global workspaces with us by tagging #DivineLiving & #theWorldisMyOffice!

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