During lockdown, some people binge-watched Tiger King and made quarantinis; others wrote books. Aerin founder Aerin Lauder and her sister, Jane Lauder, did the latter. Last week marked the release of Estée Lauder: A Beautiful Life, the story of how their grandmother built a global powerhouse from scratch. To commemorate the occasion, Aerin shares her key components to the good life. —Ashley Baker
Airline: Emirates. I love the beds and the snacks.
Bag: A vintage clutch that was passed down from my grandmother Estée.
Beach: Georgica Beach, in East Hampton.
Bedtime: 10 p.m.
Bike: A white Shinola.
Birthday: Hamburgers and french fries with my family.
Breakfast, weekday: Coffee and a croissant from Sant Ambroeus.
Car: A vintage white Land Rover Defender 90.
Child: My two boys.
Cocktail: Martini with olives.
Cocktail appetizer: Potato chips. The ones from William Poll are the best.
Couple: Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen.
Date: Dinner at JG Melon.
Dinner, weekday: Nobu delivery.
Dinner, weekend: I love trying new restaurants in New York City. My new favorite is Casa Cipriani.
Dinner date: Eric or my dad, depending on who is free.
Dress: Anything from Giambattista Valli.
Escape: Palm Beach.
First memory of your grandmother: Probably the way she smelled. Every time she would get into the car it would fill up with her fragrance.
Fragrance: Aerin Rose de Grasse.
Friend: Someone who is honest and has a great sense of humor.
Hotel: Claridge’s, in London.
Jacket: A Blazé Milano blazer.
Last Meal: Steak frites.
LUNCH DATE: My mom.
Lunch, weekday: Joan’s Chopped Salad from the Regency.
Mentor: My grandmother Estée.
Movie: Roman Holiday.
Pants: Prada, in black.
Pet: A Brittany.
Piece of advice: “Everything can be beautiful if you take the time.”
Podcast: It Was Said, with Jon Meacham.
Restaurant: Majorelle, in New York.
Ride: I have been dreaming of going on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express through Northern Europe.
SAYING: “Telephone, telegraph, tell a woman.”
Shoes: Le Monde Béryl mules.
Television series: The Crown.
Time of day: Morning.
Timepiece: Cartier Tank.
View: The ocean.
Wake-up time: Seven a.m.
Weekend bag: Aerin’s Nano Weekender.
Work of art: Gustav Klimt’s Adele Bloch-Bauer I.