Lauren opens his own coffee shop on the second floor of his Polo Ralph Lauren flagship store in New York City. The shop serves his personal blend, La Colombe, made from South American and African beans. Lauren:
The smell of freshly brewed coffee evokes so many memories for me, mostly of time spent with friends and family, the people I love.
Lauren discusses creating the Nina Hyde Center for cancer research in an interview with O Magazine.
When I came out of the hospital, I met a wonderful woman, Nina Hyde, an editor in Washington, D.C., who had breast cancer. She said, You know, Ralph, you make these wonderful things for the outside—why aren’t you taking care of the inside? So I went to all the fashion designers and said, “Let’s do breast cancer,” and we raised money to start the Nina Hyde Center in Washington.