A man creatives call a ‘suit’, and the ‘suits’ call a creative, is how John Demsey best describes himself. As Executive Group President of The Estée Lauder Companies, Demsey is at once a top executive and a visionary thinker of the highest order, overseeing powerhouse beauty brands like MAC Cosmetics, Tom Ford Beauty, Jo Malone and Bobbi Brown, to name but a few. Demsey rarely takes proper vacations, but when he does take time off, he often heads to Los Angeles, one of his favorite cities in the world.
YOU TRAVEL FREQUENTLY TO LOS ANGELES FOR WORK, WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT LA?
No humidity and great kale salads.
FAVORITE HOTEL AND WHY:
Beverly Hills Hotel, the McCarthy Salad
BEST RESTAURANTS FOR PEOPLE WATCHING:
The Tower Bar and Mr. Chow
BEST LUNCH SPOT:
DAN TANA’S OR CRAIG’S?
RODEO DRIVE OR ROBERTSON BOULEVARD?
WEST HOLLYWOOD OR BEVERLY HILLS?
THE IVY ON ROBERTSON OR IVY AT THE SHORE?
BEST WAY TO SPEND THE DAY IN LA:
Poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Cabana 5
Beverly Hills Hotel | 9641 Sunset Blvd | Beverly Hills Hotel
The Tower Bar | 8358 Sunset Blvd | The Tower Bar
Dan Tana’s | 9071 Santa Monica Blvd | Dan Tana’s
Mr. Chow | 344 N Camden Dr | Mr. Chow
The Grill | 9560 Dayton Way | The Grill
Maxfields | 8825 Melrose Ave | Maxfield
Just One Eye | 7000 Romaine St | Just One Eye