Some women just have it all. For example, Lauren Remington Platt. Not only is she tall and poised but the 26-year-old also has the intelligence to go with it. Currently the Founder and CEO of Vensette, a members-only Web site that allows you to select from pre-styled hair and makeup options provided by professional hair and makeup artists in the comfort of your own home. After choosing from their menu of hair styles and makeup looks, you pay and later receive an email confirmation. You must book a week in advance as it gets quickly booked. No need to wait at the salon anymore or worry about looking drab due to time constraints. She graduated from the prestigious Columbia College at Columbia University in 2006. She was a financial analyst for a hedge fund but fashion came knocking and left to continue to pursue the expansion of Vensett.
Where were you born ?
New York City but I grew up on a horse farm in New Jersey
How long in New york:
Founder & CEO of Vênsette, LLC (www.vensette.com). Vênsette is a web-based company that sends professional hair and makeup artists to women's homes and offices.
Sant Ambroeus / Clearwater Hudson
Best place for late night dining:
Pop Burger on 15th and 9th and the 24-hour deli around the corner from my apartment
Best place for a romantic date:
Best Sunday brunch:
The Fat Radish
The Boom Boom Room at The Standard Hotel, Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel, and Rose Bar at The Gramercy Park Hotel.
Best place for a power business meeting:
The Four Seasons Restaurant and the lobby of the Mercer Hotel.
All-around favorite spot in New york:
My bed with a great book. Bliss.
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
The couch at Casa Lauren, otherwise The Mark.
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Shops in the West Village on Bleecker Street, Bergdorf Goodman and the MaxMara, Tod's, Valentino and Hermes boutiques on Madison Avenue.
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
www.baublebar.com and my mother's personal jewelry box.
Favorite Charity Event:
The Robin Hood Foundation and Solar 2, the nation’s first carbon-neutral, net-zero-energy building. Also, the Hartley House after-school program for children.
Favorite Cultural Event:
Columbia's Annual World Leaders Forum, New York Fashion Week, and the Central Park dancing roller-bladers.
Favorite Cultural Institution:
New York Public Library, New York Botanical Garden, and Central Park Zoo
Best Aspect of New york:
You can get everything delivered to your door. (Now including hair and makeup!)
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Central Park (with my puppy, Falco).
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Taxis for uptown/downtown; my sister's bike for crosstown.
The dinosaur exhibit at the Natural History Museum, The MET, MoMA and Neue Gallerie.
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
The stacks at Butler Library at Columbia University; Columbia's underground tunnel system.