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Claudia Poccia is a woman who knows how to get things done. No wonder then, that in her first six months as president and chief executive officer of Gurwitch Products she has mapped out an aggressive growth plan for the company’s marquee brands, Laura Mercier and RéVive. Poccia is as stylish as she is strategic. Here, she shares some of her favorite resources.
This story first appeared in the March 9, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
Restaurant for Business Breakfast:
The Garden at The Four Seasons.
57 East 57th Street; 212-350-6658
Business Travel City:
London and Paris. I love everything about these cities— the food, the architecture, the fashion, the people.
Blackberry (e-mail) and iPhone (everything else). APP: Epicurious recipes and shopping list. I love to cook…and eat!
Dunkin’ Donuts French Vanilla.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Ted Gibson at Ted Gibson Salon. He’s genius! 184 Fifth Avenue; 212-633-6333
Mariana at Pierre Michel.
135 East 57th Street; 212-755-9500
Laura Mercier, of course! All kidding aside, Melissa Silver using Laura Mercier products. email@example.com; 917-601-0964
Dr. David Orentreich.
909 Fifth Avenue; 212-794-6261
Jose Parron. My secret weapon.
Trainer: My boxer puppy, “Dolce.” Chasing squirrels isn’t easy!
Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Their seasonal, organic, farm-fresh food is absolutely delicious!
630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, New York; 914-366-9600
Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut.
Chocolatier: Leonidas. Laura Mercier introduced me to them. So indulgent!
485 Madison Avenue; 212-980-2608
Barneys New York. It’s my go-to, but I also love boutique shopping.
I shop everywhere—Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Intermix.
Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. I’m a kid in a candy store. Having a love affair with Christian Louboutin right now!
Belle Fleur. Simply divine.
134 Fifth Avenue; 212-254-8703
My lake house in western Maryland—it’s the land that time forgot.
The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac.
Any place in Italy with my husband.