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