WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE AK PRODUCT AND WHY?
The Alexandra Knight French Market Tote is the perfect summer bag. It's beautifully made and fits everything I need for a day out.
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP TEN LATEST OBSESSIONS?
I need to stay in touch with my boys wherever they may be.
I love a tan but need to protect my skin.
Taking a walk in Central Park or on the beach is the best alone time. I find a lot of inspiration and do my best thinking then.
I have one in every handbag. It's so moisturizing with a very light tint and I love the way it smells.
Iced Coffee from Sant Ambroeus for my caffeine fix.
Vintage White Land Rover to drive my boys and friends and dogs to the beach.
Small AERIN Ivory Hairbrush to stay polished throughout the day.
Friends & Family
I really cherish the close relationships I have and look to these people for advice and laughs.
It's always fun to reminisce about old memories and new moments.
WHAT ARE YOU FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS?
It keeps me looking fresh and sun kissed.
A must-have in my handbag at all times. It has a beautiful rose scent and a slight pink tint that looks great on anyone.
I've been using this every day for years; it gives my skin a healthy glow.
WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED?
My grandmother always told me: "Whatever you do, do it well and follow your dreams."
TELL US ABOUT AERIN SOUTHHAMPTON AND THE INSPIRATION BEHIND IT?
I love editing and I always hoped one day I would have a store to showcase a curated selection of things I love. AERIN Southampton allows me to showcase my own collection in the best way possible alongside my favorite edits.
What products and/or designers are you especially excited to have this year and why?
We just started carrying beautiful birthstone charms from Jennifer Alfano. They're fun to layer. I'll be wearing mine (diamond) layered with the turquoise which is perfect for summer. To complete my summer look I'll pair these pedants with the Sensi Panama Hat, Filip + Inna Biti Shorts, a white t-shirt and AERIN Waterlily Sun Body Lotion.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS AND ACTIVITIES IN THE HAMPTONS?
Walk on Georgica Beach
Dinner at Moby's
Ice cream & salt water taffy from the Fudge Company
Fresh flowers from Bridgehampton Florist
Antiquing at Neo Studio in Sag Harbor
WHO IS AERIN AND WHY DO WE LOVE HER?
Aerin has long been inspiring me with her effortlessly chic style, attention to detail and timeless beauty. I am truly blessed to call her a friend. As a mother of two boys and a thriving business owner, I am in awe of how she does it all and remains so focused and together.
Aerin has been an amazing supporter of Alexandra Knight, a constant source of inspiration and superb brand ambassador. When she Instagrams our items, they fly out the door. She often emails me amazing ideas and thoughts she has and often in the middle of the night....she is beyond creative and thinking all the time! She is as lovely as she is beautiful and is the definition of grace.
When she was in Houston this past spring, Aerin gave me a red ribbon and told me that her Grandmother Estee told her it brings good luck and energy. I immediately tied it to my Caroline tote and it accompanied me to all of my treatments and never let me down.
This summer will be our second trunk show at her jewel of a shop in Southampton and our items have never looked more beautiful, perfectly curated alongside her amazing line and finds.