The New York Diet

Model-Heiress Lydia Hearst-Shaw Obsesses Over Sushi, Wears Caviar

“I’m a good little Irish girl.”Photo: Melissa Hom
Lydia Hearst-Shaw’s profile has only risen since People Magazine named her one of its “50 Most Beautiful People” in 2004. After modeling for Prada, Bottega Veneta, Clinique, MAC cosmetics, and more, the Hearst heiress and Heatherette darling was recently photographed for German fashion magazine Tush: “I got to smear caviar on my face. They warmed up an artichoke in a microwave and made it a little wet and they took it apart and they pulled my hair back and clipped it all over my head, so I looked like one of those Cabbage Patch Kids. I definitely wasn’t smelling too great after.” Sensing her love of food, we met up with her at SushiSamba and asked her what she ate during the past week.

Thursday, October 26
I had breakfast at some little diner off of Rivington. I had coffee, sunny-side-up eggs with bacon. Generally, first thing in the morning, I see my trainer; before or after I do my workout, I have my protein shake.

I come to SushiSamba at least two times a month. I get the rice with onions and a pepper and salmon with melted mozzarella on top. I love the little tiny crabs.

Wednesday, October 25
For breakfast I had a protein shake at the trainer’s.

For lunch I had a turkey Cobb wrap from Fresh Bites — a sandwich place uptown by my apartment. Their soup is amazing too; it’s fresh.

Last night I was here [at SushiSamba]. I don’t have too much diversity going on [laughs]. I had slices of tuna on a potato chip and yellowtail sashimi on a red pepper. Then I had the Shishitou peppers and the chicken teriyaki.

Tuesday, October 24
Breakfast at the trainer.

I had lunch with my sister. I went to some deli off Madison and got some salads.

I had dinner at Bar Pitti. It was my first time going there. It was amazing. I had a pasta in a cream sauce with dried tomato.

Monday, October 24
A protein shake at the trainers. [Laughs.]

For lunch I went to Pax. I love their quesadilla paninis. And they have great coffee.

I had sushi for dinner at Sushi Domo. I probably go once a week. I had fluke in some sort of brown soy sauce and the spicy tuna roll. And edamame. I was in Japan a year ago, and it was the first time I had sushi.

Sunday, October 23
I actually went to the store and made dinner for myself: some mushroom and cheese ravioli with Parmesan cheese and a fettuccini sauce with a little prosciutto. One of the only things I can cook is pasta.

Saturday, October 22
For lunch I went to Koi with my sister and her boyfriend. They have amazing sticky rice with fried rice, and on top they have this tuna paste.

Friday, October 21
For lunch I went to one of my other favorite places, Kennedy’s, this little Irish pub-restaurant. I had corn beef and cabbage. I’m a good little Irish girl. My dad goes there almost every day.

For dinner I ordered in Cipriani from Dial-a-Dinner. I love that service. You can get almost any meal from Mr. Chow, Mr. K’s, Chin Chin, Rue 57, Petrossian, basically anywhere. I got the veal ragout. I also got the mozzarella and prosciutto.

My snacks generally consist of grapes, apples, bananas; I eat a lot of fruit. I’m obsessed with Jamba Juice. My favorite thing is the Vibrant C Blend with the vitaboost.

Oh, and at some point, I picked up a pretzel off the street. I’m sure my trainer would rather I didn’t, but I can’t resist them and you walk by so many of them during the day.

— As told to Daniel Maurer

Model-Heiress Lydia Hearst-Shaw Obsesses Over Sushi, Wears Caviar