Dermatologist Patricia Wexler has become as famous as her clients— think Brooke Shields, Kathie Lee Gifford and Christie Brinkley, to name a few—thanks to an unerring sense of the aesthetically pleasing. Superfashionable with impeccable taste, Wexler is an avid practitioner of the art of beauty, in both her personal and professional lives. Here, Wexler’s go-to guide for the best that New York City has to offer.
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HEALTH & BEAUTY
DERMATOLOGIST: Dr. Francesca Fusco at Wexler Dermatology.
145 East 32nd Street; 212-684-2626
DRY CLEANER: Bright Cleaners. Ask for Claudia.
1406 First Avenue; 212-772-6472
HAIR STYLIST: Rebekah Forecast at Sally Hershberger Salon. She always listens to what I want—it changes all the time.
425 West 14th Street; 212-206-8700
MANICURIST: Liz George at John Barrett Salon. I’ve gone there for more years than I can count.
754 Fifth Avenue; 212-872-2700
MAKEUP ARTIST: Berta Camal at Jed Root Inc. or Linda Hay at The Wall Group.
STYLIST: My mother trained me well!
TRAINER: Claire Morgasen. Pilates, yoga, she does it all.
CLOTHING STORE/BUSINESS: Bergdorf’s by a small margin. I love The Row,Lanvin and Céline.
754 Fifth Avenue; 212-753-7300
CLOTHING STORE/EVENING: I wear Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Lanvin, Chanel and Vera Wang. I love them all.
SHOE STORE: Tie between Barneys and Bergdorf ’s. Do not make me choose!
660 Madison Avenue; 212-826-8900
CLOTHING STORE/WEEKEND: Barneys Co-op. I Love J Brand, Alexander Wang and Tory Burch.
BAND: The Doors, The Grateful Dead.
CELEBRATION RESTAURANT: Sette Mezzo. Feels like home. We know the staff and it feels effortless. Always a happy experience.
969 Lexington Avenue; 212-472-0400
Crown. Exceptional food and atmosphere for special guests.
24 East 81st Street; 646-559-4880
CHAMPAGNE: Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé. You don’t get a headache after.
CHOCOLATIER: Debauve & Gallais at Barneys.
COFFEE ORDER: Venti Latte with half-and-half from Starbucks.
DINER: Three Guys Restaurant. Great comfort food and great with little children.
1232 Madison Avenue; 212-369-3700
FLORIST: Floréal. They know just what I love.
HIDEAWAY: Then it wouldn’t be a hideaway!
PLAY: The Trip to Bountiful.
The Stephen Sondheim Theatre; 212-239-6200
Matilda the Musical.
Shubert Theatre; 212-239-6200
STATIONER: Crane and Co.
TICKET BROKER: American Express Centurion.
VACATION SPOT: The One & Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas in the winter and The Plaza Athénée in Paris in June. What could be better?
AIRLINE: United Airlines. Always friendly, roomy and I get my luggage fast.
APP: Gilt. You can find the same clothes as in stores, but at half the price! But, you must be fast.
CAR SERVICE: Regal.
BUSINESS TRAVEL CITY: Chicago. They have the best hotels and restaurants.
RESTAURANT FOR BUSINESS LUNCH: Eleven Madison Park. Great for special meetings. It’s quiet and the tables are nicely spaced.
11 Madison Avenue; 212-889-0905
Fred’s at Barneys. Always warm and inviting. Fun people watching, too.
660 Madison Avenue; 212-833-220
RESTAURANT FOR BUSINESS DINNER: Estiatorio Milos. Great food. The front room is less noisy and their two private rooms for conference meetings are great.
125 West 55th Street; 212-245-7400