Tastemaker Aerin Lauder’s first book, Beauty at Home, was released a few days ago, and I am eagerly awaiting my copy! Beauty at Home opens the doors to Aerin’s Manhattan residence, Hamptons home, and Madison Avenue office. She shares not only a detailed look into the aesthetics of each space but also what went into creating them, with tips on entertaining that span from Saturday morning breakfasts to summertime pool parties.
Influenced from an early age by her glamorous grandmother, Estée Lauder, Aerin grew up in a world surrounded by cosmetics, elegant décor, flowers, jewelry, and chocolate-covered marshmallows. When Aerin was a child, weekend visits with Estée meant ice-cream-and-late-night-TV adventures and spending time together at her grandmother’s dressing-room table with its intriguing lipsticks and creams. Aerin always understood that Estée’s passion for family was equal to her love of beauty, therefore the heart of Beauty at Home is Aerin’s love of family and friends. Aerin reveals how she has preserved Estée’s heritage while adding her own twists, blending elegance and fun in equal measure.