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Positano Dreams, a Better Social Network, and 13 Other Things We’re Talking About

Photo courtesy of Park Hyatt New York

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Positano Dreams, a Better Social Network,
and 13 Other Things We’re Talking About

In partnership with our friends at Vero



“I’m obsessed with Vero and their mission. They’re truly doing what social media set out to do: Connect people through authentic content and conversations. Which means Vero does not mine your data, sell you ads, or run their feed based on an algorithm. They’re building a social social network. In case you’re wondering, goop is on Vero—and so are hundreds of our tips and listings. Check it out and join.” —Thea Bryson, social media strategist

VERO, download for free


Kayu Bags

“In anticipation of my next getaway, I am always on the lookout for a perfect bag to take from the pool to dinner, and this bag works perfectly with a cover-up or a floral-print dress.” —Abby Rosenzweig, senior events manager

Kayu Mini St. Tropez Bag, Kayu, $70


Chan Luu Necklace

“I love this twist on a pearl necklace with the inlaid diamond. Perfect for layering as well.”
—Nina Christensen, brand partnerships coordinator

Chan Luu Diamond Le Baroque White Necklace, Chan Luu, $495



“I’d never been to the Cotswolds, nor did I know much about it except for Cameron Diaz in The Holiday. So when work took me to London recently, my girlfriends and I decided to extend our trip and explore the British countryside. We stayed at the gorgeous Daylesford Cottages, located on one of the most sustainable organic farms in the UK. From the farm-fresh eggs to the bath salts, the cottage comes equipped with everything you could need and more. Plus, every item is manufactured on the property using the highest-quality ingredients. We never had (or wanted) to leave. With a farm shop, a wellness center, a restaurant, and idyllic views of the best-looking cows in all the land, Daylesford truly has it all.” —Cat Stanley, manager, brand partnerships and marketing

Daylesford, rooms starting at $2,400



“My partner and I love traveling to new places, so he recently surprised me with this personalized keychain. The different tokens commemorate all of the countries we’ve visited together. Now I can’t wait to add new tokens with each new country we explore. I also admire how this company uses high-quality yet sustainable materials and donates a meal to an orphan with every purchase. A perfect gift.” —Barbara Ly, web developer

The Wander Club Wanderchain, The Wander Club, $25


Bad Hunter

“I like everything about Bad Hunter in Chicago. It’s veggie-forward (for me) and carnivore-friendly (for my boyfriend). I’m obsessed with the pebbled tabletops and the airy, industrial dining room. And I can’t even begin to tell you about the butter dumplings. The togarashi carrots. The grilled sourdough with sunflower crema. I could eat here every day.” —Kelly Martin, assistant editor

Bad Hunter


Paige Facial

“There are the kind of facials that are relaxing, those that you aren’t sure do much, and then there’s the truly bespoke, efficacious version, which is what Frankie Paige is known for. Paige examines your skin and then goes to work with her arsenal of tools—each session is completely different. I’ve been seeing her for months, and my skin is glowy, sculpted, and even in a way it’s never been before.”
—Noora Raj Brown, VP of communications

Francesca Paige Facial, starting at $300


Park Hyatt New York

“This year I decided to make it a habit to book a city stay around a great spa. Because why not? On a recent trip to New York City, I spent a full afternoon at the Park Hyatt’s revamped Spa Nalai, luxuriating and skyscraper-gazing (it’s on the twenty-fifth floor). The warm stone massage feels a lot like a long, muscle-relaxing hug, while the saltwater pool—which has underwater speakers, a first for me—begs for a post-treatment dip. The modern, neutral-toned but sumptuously comfortable guest rooms are the perfect antidote to frenzied days running around town for meetings. I skipped dinner, spent the evening in my robe, ordered room service (a truly excellent burger), and watched the sun set from my bed. I regret none of it.” —Rachael McKeon, editor

Park Hyatt New York, rooms starting at $895



“I used to set an alarm to remind me to meditate during the workday, but things would inevitably come up, so that habit didn’t last long. My new go-to has been visiting ZenStop, a mobile micro meditation bus that offers ten-minute guided meditations and sound baths. You can find them at different locations across LA throughout the week. The redone bus is beautifully minimalist with wood and leather accents, and it’s instantly calming when you step inside. It gives me a quick break from my workday so I can come back recharged and feel like I’ve accomplished something good for myself.” —Leah Bedrosian, research scientist

ZenStop, classes starting at $10


goop League

“When I took my first Dance Church class in NYC, I was blown away. I worked out every single part of my body while busting my favorite moves in the dance studio. It was hard: You feel the burn in your arms, legs, core, and everything in between. It was the most exhilarating eighty minutes of my life. I left the studio so sweaty and so happy—I left all my worries at the door and didn’t pick them back up on my way out. These days, you can’t get me to miss a Sunday class. It has become my ritual. And you’d better believe I’m heading to Austin to dance it out with all my goop girls: Dance Church founder Kate Wallich will be leading classes on both days of goop League in October. Loud music, carefree dancing, and no mirrors? It’s my night at the club sans the hangover.” —Heaven Saunders, associate product manager

goop League, October 12 and 13 in Austin



“Ecoasia is like the Lorax of search engines. It speaks for the trees by using the profits from your web searches to back reforestation projects where they are most needed, from southern Ethiopia to Burkina Faso and (obviously) the Amazon. The Berlin-based B Corp has planted 66 million trees so far and hopes to reach 1 billion. Contrary to popular belief, web surfing does use up a lot of energy, so it’s nice to know that there are tech companies like this one actively and transparently trying to offset their impact.”
—Andrea Arria-Devoe, sustainability editor



Merna Maita

“Pregnant people, ceramicists, gardening enthusiasts, homebodies, and otherwise comfort-forward folk, please meet Merna Maita. During a quiet moment in her career, owner Tessa Braun found herself at home wearing the type of clothing you might be embarrassed to receive a delivery in. Where were the comfy pieces that could function out there in the civilized world? Braun knew she was onto something and created a line of pieces that don’t skimp on style or sustainability (she sources deadstock fabric in Los Angeles). I’ve worn my canvas jumpsuit on the plane, to work, and on a lounge-y Sunday at home, all with immense pride.” —Diana Ryu, director of content operations

Merna Maita Jumpsuit, Merna Maita, starting
at $205


Monocle Books

“My partner and I went on an (extremely) long road trip over goop summer vacation, and our provisions included a newly purchased library of books on living by the Monocle editors. The writing is clever and elevated, the topics explore everything from urbanism to interiors, and now that we’re home, the lineup of linen hardcovers makes a cheerful addition to our bookshelf. My personal favorite? The Monocle Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways. It’s essentially a travel bucket list.” —Sarah Carr, associate editor

The Monocle Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways, Monocle, $50


goop by Juice Beauty Luminous Melting Cleanser

“I’ve always been a basic soap-and-water guy. But when I tried the Luminous Melting Cleanser from goop, I knew it was a game changer. My skin tends to be normal to dry, and in the SoCal climate, it’s on the dryer side more often than not. This stuff feels and smells luxurious and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and refreshed. Is it weird to say I look forward to washing my face now? I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to upgrade their nightly routine.” —Chase Finn, senior editor, video

goop by Juice Beauty Luminous Melting Cleanser, goop, $90/$80 with subscription



Dolce Vitality Le Sirenuse Fitness and Detox Retreat

“In a Talented Mr. Ripley–meets–goop moment, one of the most famously beautiful, wildly luxurious hotels on the Amalfi Coast, Le Sirenuse, is launching a biannual fitness and detox retreat. One of our all-time favorite people, yogi Elena Brower (you can listen to GP’s conversation with her on The goop Podcast) is among the world-class talent on tap, along with Michelin-starred chef Gennaro Russo, and of course, there’s the impeccable design (the views! the patterned tiles! the linen sheets!) and service that Le Sirenuse is famous for. You’ll hike through mountains dotted with lemon and olive groves, swim in cerulean Mediterranean grottos, meditate, get fitness and health assessments, work out with personal trainers, relax with therapeutic massages, and nourish your body with vegan cuisine developed by a top nutritionist. Along with a totally luxurious reset, I plan to return with a few gorgeous new dresses, a pile of woven throw pillows, and a bikini or two (Le Sirenuse is one of our favorite under-the-radar shopping secrets).” —Jean Godfrey-June, executive beauty director

Dolce Vitality Le Sirenuse Fitness and Detox Retreat, starting at $6,000 a person for six days all-inclusive, November 3 to 9