Leonard Lauder Lunches Like a Lady


“’Every morning, I eat one fat-free yogurt with a sliced peach when peaches are in season, and one thin slice of wholewheat bread,’” the 77-year-old chairman emeritus of Estée Lauder tells the FT over lunch at Michael’s, carefully moving the slices of Parmesan off his olive-free Niçoise. “‘The same thing. I don’t want to get fat. And I want to keep my fitness … You know, I had a 34-inch waist when I was in the navy, and now it’s 35 or 36.’” Later: “’Should we get some cookies?’ he asks, and orders some. But when they come, he doesn’t eat any.” [FT]