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Aerin Lauder’s Black Book

The native New Yorker shares her favorite resources for work and play.

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Beauty Inc issue 09/07/2012

Long lauded as one of the chicest women in New York, Aerin Lauder will bring her effortless style to a broader audience this month with the launch of her eponymous luxury lifestyle brand. First up for the multitasking mother of two: A signature cosmetics collection, to be followed later this year with personal accessories, fabrics and home items. Here, the native New Yorker shares her favorite resources for work and play.

BUSINESS

Airline: British Airways The flight attendants are always inviting and I especially love the English breakfast of eggs and sausage.

Business Travel City: Los Angeles Even though you’re working, the weather and scenery makes you still feel like you’re on vacation.

Car Service: Bermuda Bermudalimo.com

Clothing Store/Business: Bergdorf Goodman. 754 Fifth Avenue; 212-753-7300

Mobile Device: I still love my blackberry.

Restaurant for Business Lunch:
The Four Seasons Restaurant. 99 East 52nd Street; 212-754-9494

Restaurant for Business Dinner:
ACME The booths are perfect for a quiet, delicious dinner. 9 Great Jones Street; 212-201-2121

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Dermatologist: Dr. Joel Kassimir. 10 East 88th Street; 212-876-3319

Hairstylist & Makeup Artist: Paul Podluck. 25 East 67th Street; 212-717-6622

Manicurist: Danvie Nail Salon. 766 Madison Avenue; 212-628-2123

Stylist: Tabitha Simmons She is feminine, modern and always has an effortless style. Tabithasimmons.com

PLEASURE

Bakery: Baked by Melissa It’s fun to customize an order with your children. The Web site is great and interactive. Bakedbymelissa.com

Band: U2

Book:
Ali in Wonderland by Ali Wentworth It is laugh-out-loud funny.

Celebration Restaurant:
Indochine. I’ve been going there since I was a teenager. It always stays the same and is always good. 430 Lafayette Street; 212-505-5111

Champagne:
Cristal

Chocolatier: Teuscher. The perfect and ultimate gift. I love the unique boxes with flowers or animals. 25 East 61st Street; 800-554-0624

Clothing Store/Evening: J.Mendel. 723 Madison Avenue; 212-832-5830

Clothing Store/Weekend: Barneys New York. 660 Madison Avenue; 212-826-8900

Coffee Order: Corner truck

Diner: Bridgehampton Candy Kitchen. The homemade Oreo ice cream is incredible. 2391 Montauk Highway; 631-537-9885

Florist: Zeze Zeze is an amazing place to browse. More than just a florist, there are wonderful objects, photos and antiques. 938 First Avenue; 212-753-7767

Hideaway: Parrot Cay Beach Bungalow in Turks and Caicos It is the ultimate hideaway. Everything is perfect— the beach, the pool, the spa and the food. Parrotcay.com

Shoe Store: Christian Louboutin. 965 Madison Avenue; 212-396-1884

Stationer: Smythson. I love stationery. I still believe in a proper thank-you note as opposed to an e-mail. I especially love their mini-size thank-you cards. 4 West 57th Street; 212-265-4573

Vacation Spot: Aspen, Colo. It’s a great family vacation spot. Something for everyone.

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