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As group vice president of global marketing at Coty Prestige, Lori Singer oversees such brands as Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs and Kenneth Cole. A busy mother of two, Singer adeptly balances her personal and professional lives—and is as stylish as she is successful. Here, her favorite resources for work and play.
This story first appeared in the June 15, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
Airline: Virgin. I could live in the Heathrow lounge—it’s perfect for a preflight massage or manicure.
Clothing Store/ Business: Marc Jacobs, Saks Fifth Avenue.
Clothing Store/ Evening: VeraWang, Bergdorf Goodman.
Business Travel City: Paris for the museums and cafés, Tokyo for street style.
Mobile Device: Blackberry for work e-mails, iPhone for everything else.
Restaurant for Business Lunch: ABC Kitchen, but when pressed for time, Sushi Sen-nin is my neighborhood go-to spot. 25 East 18th Street; 212-475-5829. 30 East 33rd Street; 212-889-2208
Restaurant for Business Dinner: Gramercy Tavern or Eleven Madison Park. 42 East 20th Street; 212-477-0777. 11 Madison Avenue; 212-889-0905
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Blowouts: Since I am the queen of the blowout I go everywhere and anywhere—Dry Bar, Salon AKS, etc., etc.
Dermatologist: Dr. Francesca Fusco. 145 East 32nd Street; 212-684-2626
Hair Stylist: Color and blowout by Eugene at Ayervais. Eugene is a genius with my thick, difficult hair and the salon has a nice, low-key vibe. 227 East 57th Street; 212-688-3180
Makeup Artist: Laura Geller. Laura did my wedding makeup and I have been a fan ever since. Carrie Spagnolo from Laura Geller has continued with me for all my momentous occasions- my CEW Achiever Award, my son’s Bar Mitzvah, etc. 1044 Lexington Avenue; 212-570-5477
Manicurist: Jin Soon Hand and Foot Spa. Very Zen and right next door to my apartment. The Breath of Milk and honey pedicure is a treat. 421 East 73rd Street; 212-229-1070
Stylist: Danielle at Bergdorf Goodman, if I have time to plan ahead. My girlfriends in a pinch!
App: Scramble with Friends.
Band: Bruce- I’m a Jersey girl at heart!
Celebration Restaurant: Restaurant Daniel. Incredible food and love the name (same as my son Danny!). 60 East 64th Street; 212-288-0033
Champagne: Dom Perignon Rosé.
Chocolatier: Teuscher has the most decadent champagne truffles, but keep me away from Snikers and Peanut M&Ms!
Clothing Store/ Weekend: Intermix, Shopbop.com.
Coffee Order: Iced skinny vanilla latte. Always iced, even in winter.
Diner: Cafe Luka. It’s like an extension of my living room. The TVs always show sports- my boys love it there. 1319 First Avenue; 212-585-2205
Dry Cleaner: Meurice Garment Care. Amazing whites. 245 East 57th Street; 212-758-9057
Florist: Belle Fleur. 134 Fifth Avenue; 212-254-8703
Stationer: Online, cocodot.com, but I’m a big fan of handwritten notes; Vera Wang makes beautiful stationery.
Ticket Broker: Stub Hub- so quick and easy.
Vacation Spot: I just went to a remote island in the Maldives for a shoot. I would love to go back with my husband. island-hideaway.com