24 Hours with Tory Burch

24 Hours with Tory Burch

At her weekend home in the Hamptons, the designer embraces her sporty side.

7AM I’m more of an early riser than my sons, so mornings at my Southampton house are peaceful. My beauty routine is low-key—I might do a swipe of Nars mascara and Charlotte Tilbury pinky-nude lipstick—but I love being outdoors, and I always put on sunscreen. I’ll throw on Tory Sport track pants and an oversize sweater, and go work in my garden. I’m not winning any prizes for what I grow, but I find it therapeutic.

8AM I play a lot of tennis, so I had a sunken court put in, which makes it easy to get in an early game with friends. We’ll play a couple of sets, and then I’ll relax with green tea and a good book. I’m currently reading James A Michener’s historical novel Hawaii.

10AM My twins, Henry and Nick, and my youngest, Sawyer, come find me in the garden. They’re not big on breakfast foods, but I’ve discovered that one healthy thing they’ll eat is salad. I’ll toss lettuce with olive oil, lemon juice, and feta.

11AM Often, we’ll go for an ocean swim next. Henry and Nick love to surf, and Sawyer prefers fishing, crabbing, and clamming.

1PM I have a big family, so the lunch table is usually set by the pool with Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch Lettuce Ware. Whoever shows up, shows up. There are my boys, and sometimes my three stepdaughters, my fiancé, Pierre-Yves Roussel, and his three sons as well. We’ll barbecue fresh fish and veggies, and bake margherita pies in the outdoor pizza oven. Right now, I’m focused on Embrace Ambition, a forum that confronts gender stereotypes that hold women back. I’m hosting one later this month, so my foundation president might drop by. It’s nice to get a few things done, and also to get the kids talking about these issues.

3PM Some afternoons we’ll just sit by the pool. I remember when I was growing up, my mum, Reva, would always yell, “Happy feet!” when I needed to get moving. I also enjoy antiquing for unusual bits of pottery and porcelain at little shops around the East End.

7PM Dinner is also pretty casual. We’ll start with hors d’oeuvres on the back porch, and people just come when they come. I think it’s really important to eat dinner with your children; you can learn a lot from them. Mine have great insights about Tory Sport, as their friends are wearing it, both young men and women.

9PM We’ll usually unwind by watching a movie together, then we all go to bed at different times. For the boys, that’s like 3am. Me, I’ll light our Westerly scented candle—it’s a jasmine, gardenia, and pink pepper blend—and run a bath with rose oil from Buly 1803. I’m asleep by midnight.

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