Star Spotlight: Ina Garten

The Barefoot Contessa talks to us about her beloved convertible and why she loves buying in bulk.

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Get to Know Ina

Ina Garten spills her lifestyle secrets to Food Network Magazine.

Getaway Car

"Jeffrey bought me a Mini convertible, and I love it. It's the most fun of any car I've ever owned. I keep it in the garage with the top down. It’s like James Bond — the garage door goes up, the car comes out and we’re off!"

Mini Cooper convertible, from $26,700; miniusa.com for dealers

Shirts By the Dozen

"The corduroy shirts that I wear on my show are from Lands' End. I buy a dozen at a time, in cranberry, navy, brown and French blue. I discovered them years ago, and I thought, 'OK, I’m good to go.' I tend to wear one thing all the time — then I get tired of it and wear another thing all the time!"

Women's shirt, $49; landsend.com for similar (corduroy no longer sold)

Flats with Flair

"I found my favorite flats at Tutto Bene in Bridgehampton, NY. I love the shop — it's full of great accessories. I bought these shoes in all different colors and designs. I must have 10 pairs!"

Peacock slides, $175; saachistyle.com

Skin Essential

"My makeup person told me about this Laura Mercier serum about five years ago, and I've been using it ever since. It's really great stuff."

Flawless Skin Repair Serum, $98; lauramercier.com

Soap Stash

"I buy Molton Brown hand soap and shower gel (the Orange & Bergamot scent) in bulk. Actually, I buy everything in bulk so I don't have to shop as much!”

Molton Brown hand wash, $28, and body wash, $30; bluemercury.com

Well-Traveled Tote

"I love this tote — it's my commuter bag. I take it with me when I go into New York City every week, and I carry things back and forth from the barn to the house with it. I've bought one for everyone I know!"

Market Bag, $68; apolisglobal.com