Star Spotlight: Ina Garten
The Barefoot Contessa talks to us about her beloved convertible and why she loves buying in bulk.
Photo By: Jake Chessum
Photo By: Barry Fantich
Get to Know Ina
Ina Garten spills her lifestyle secrets to Food Network Magazine.
"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
"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
"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
"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