A beauty industry veteran whose résumé includes Murad, N.V. Perricone and ZO Skin Health by Obagi, JuE Wong has clocked time in New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Now the ceo of StriVectin Operating Company, overseeing StriVectin and Nia 24, Wong is back in New York. Here, the Singapore native shares her go-to spots for business and pleasure in her latest hometown.
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AIRLINE: Singapore Airlines. Love the service.
APP: Linked In and Face Time. I just found out my Linked In profile was one of the top 1 percent most-viewed in 2012.
BOOK: Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose by Tony Hsieh. What great customer service!
BUSINESS TRAVEL CITY: London
CAR SERVICE: NYC taxis. I’m not a car-service person.
MOBILE DEVICE: Blackberry. I like that it’s an actual keyboard instead of a virtual one.
CLOTHING STORE/BUSINESS: Theory. Love the tailored look. 40 Gansevoort Street; 212-524-6790
DRY CLEANER: Jim Lee Cleaners 212 East 67th Street; 212-737-4884
RESTAURANT FOR BUSINESS LUNCH: The Americano. Great outdoor seating. 518 West 27th Street; 212-525-0000
RESTAURANT FOR BUSINESS DINNER: Nobu Fifty Seven. The sushi is so fresh there. 40 West 57th Street; 212-757-3000
BAKERY: FP Patisserie. I have tried virtually every one of the pastries and enjoy them all. 1293 Third Avenue; 212-717-5252
BAND: Fine Young Cannibals. Rocked to them in Australia in the Eighties!
CELEBRATION RESTAURANT: Eleven Madison Park. I love— love—thehighceilings. 11 Madison Avenue; 212-889-0905
COFFEE OR TEA?: I am a tea person. Chocolate-mint tea gets me in a good mood without fail.
CHAMPAGNE: Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label. What’s not to love?
CHOCOLATIER: Vosges Haut-Chocolate. An adventure for your taste buds. 1100 Madison Avenue; 212-717-2929
CLOTHING STORE/EVENING: Shanghai Tang. Back to my Chinese roots. shanghaitang.com
CLOTHING STORE/WEEKEND: Zara. I can always find something to pick me up. Various locations.
DINER: Three Guys Restaurant. I order the Bison Burger (medium rare) every time! 960 Madison Avenue; 212-628-8108
FLORIST: Grace’s Marketplace. Doubles up as my grocers, so I complete two errands in a New York minute. 1237 Third Avenue; 212-737-0600
HIDEAWAY: Hermosa Beach, Calif. The beach, the sand and the beautiful people. In New York, I go to the Metropolitan Museum to recharge my brain and reconnect with history. 1000 Fifth Avenue; 212-535-7710
SHOE STORE: Saks Fifth Avenue. I have a date with them every quarter and they never disappoint. 611 Fifth Avenue; 212-753-4000
STATIONER: Kate Spade. Makes me giggle. 454 Broome Street; 212-274-1991
TICKET BROKER: American Express. I buy all my tickets via my American Express membership. Great tickets and first dibs every time.
VACATION SPOT: Paris. I love the food, museums and shopping.
HEALTH AND BEAUTY
HAIR STYLIST: Brandon Shin. Formerly of Frédéric Fekkai and now his own place called Brush. I feel like I could be in a hair commercial after my cut and blow-out with him. 9 East 19th Street; 212-477-4247
MAKEUP ARTIST: Jim Crawford. My go-to guy. everybodylovesamakeover.com
MANICURIST: Dashing Diva.Quick, fast and pronto…Did I mention speedy? Various locations.
TRAINER: Equinox. I push myself. Yes, I am a Type A! Various locations.