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As chief executive officer of Shiseido Cosmetics America, Heidi Manheimer maintains a jam-packed schedule. So whether she’s pounding the pavement at home in New York or traveling the world for pleasure, Manheimer has become expert at sourcing the best of everything. Here, a roundup of some favorites.
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Airline: British Airways. Being married to a Brit, I’ve been converted to BA. Their service surpasses anything you will find on any domestic airline.
Business Travel City: Tokyo, Japan: Wherever you go—store, restaurant, museum—you get to experience amazing service that is highly attentive and very gracious. The city is also incredibly inspiring and energizing, with new trends emerging daily.
Restaurant for Business Lunch: Core Club. The food is always good, plus it’s near the office, which helps on rainy days.
66 East 55th Street; 212-650-9442
Restaurant for Celebrations: Picholine. A great combination—ambience plus non- fussy French food.
35 West 64th Street; 212-724-8585
Diner: SouthamptonPrincessDiner. My order is pretty consistent—an egg white omelet or an Asian chicken salad.
32 Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY; 631-283-4255
Car Service: Valera Global. 718-786-2222
Dry Cleaner: Savitt Cleaners. Great personal service.
1524 First Avenue; 212-744-4364
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Hair: SeanChin-SueatPierreMichel (cuts).
135 East 57th Street, 3rd floor; 212-755-9500
Cindy Hanna for blow-drys (where you will surely run into many beauty executives before 8 a.m.).
111 East 56th Street; 347-224-4157
Manicurist: Maria Chiriencu at Paul Labrecque. She’s as nice as she is talented.
171 East 65th Street; 212-988-7816
Makeup Artist: LindaIdehenre. Clé de Peau makeup artist at Saks Fifth Avenue.
611 Fifth Avenue; 212-940-2170
Dermatologist: Dr. Linda Franks. A very skilled doctor with a warm and engaging bedside manner.
60 Gramercy Park; 212-475-2312
Trainer: Josh Holland at Core Club. Great energy, which helps for those early morning workouts. (Rumor has it he has trained some pretty high-profile celebs.)
App: Scrabble for iPad. Highly addictive.
Champagne: Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut.
Chocolatier: Li-Lac Chocolates. Beautiful and delicious handmade chocolates. The chocolate-dipped fruit makes a great hostess gift.
40 Eighth Avenue; 212-924-2280
Clothing Store/Business: I shop many department and specialty stores, but the Derek Lam Boutique on Madison Avenue is my new favorite.
764 Madison Avenue; 212-493-4454
Clothing Store/Weekend: Having spent so many years at Barneys and Bloomingdale’s, I still enjoy shopping those stores since I know them so well.
Bloomingdale’s:1000 Third Avenue; 212-705-2000
Barneys New York: 660 Madison Avenue, 212-826-8900
Shoes: Christian Louboutin. Great quality shoes that are really comfortable (assuming you don’t buy the four-inch heels).
59 Horatio Street; 212-255-1919
Vacation Spot: I love to travel, so it’s hard to narrow it down. My last trip was to Buenos Aires and Mendoza in Argentina, so for the moment, those are my favorite spots.