The last time we caught up with Aerin Lauder, the beauty heiress and entrepreneur, she was just launching her lifestyle brand, Aerin. Fast-forward about a year, and what started with a cosmetics collection has expanded — big time. Lauder's casually elegant vibe now extends to shoes, jewelry, home décor, and a forthcoming quintet of fragrances.
Recently, we joined Lauder in the Hamptons, where she gave us a tour of her Southampton concept boutique. The space is small, but it's filled with laid-back yet polished style — exactly what Lauder herself embodies so effortlessly. After a bit of shop talk, we joined Lauder and friends for an afternoon at her country home. Lauder was warm, gracious, kind, and funny — and she is the epitome of refined, good taste. Read on for a photo diary of the day. We'll warn you: It's easy to dream of living in Lauder's world.