Food & Home
Curating a Nightstand for Beauty, Calm, and Great SkinCreated with Avocado
Written by: Kelly Martin
Published on: October 18, 2022
Your nightstand is prime real estate. It’s home to the last things you reach for before bed, the first things you pick up in the morning, and any balms, books, lotions, or lubes you might need when nothing could unearth you from your nest of blankets. Surface space, however, is finite. Which means what goes in and on your nightstand is a matter of tight curation.
About the nightstand we chose here: Avocado’s Malibu wood nightstand is durable, heavy, and made from sustainably harvested maple that patinates in the prettiest way over time. It’s the kind of thing you’ll pass down to the next generation. Each one is built to order in Avocado’s carbon-negative Los Angeles workshop—without VOC-emitting glues or finishes, phthalates, or formaldehydes.
Executive beauty director
On Jean’s bedside table: The coolest pair of (pink aviator) reading glasses we’ve laid eyes on. A delicate ceramic cup she found in a French boutique. And a jillion little jars of creams, balms, oils, and serums to nourish skin, hair—everything—overnight.
REED + GWEN GROUNDING DRY BODY OIL, Avocado, $48; NEOM ORGANICS GREAT DAY MAGNESIUM BODY BUTTER, goop, $41; GOOP BEAUTY GOOPGLOW RESTORE + SHINE HAIR SERUM, goop, $55/$44 with subscription; GABRIEL + SIMONE SYDNEY READERS, Gabriel + Simone, $39.99; THE CANDY HOUSE BY JENNIFER EGAN, Bookshop, $26.04
goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Dark Spot
Exfoliating Sleep Milk goop, $98/$89 with subscriptionSHOP NOW
Jenny Odell How to Do Nothing Bookshop, $16.73SHOP NOW
goop Beauty GOOPGENES Clean
Nourishing Lip Balm goop, $20SHOP NOW
Astier de Villatte Tricolore Small Cup John Derian, $138SHOP NOW
Monastery Made Attar Floral Concentrate Balm goop, $168SHOP NOW
UMA Pure Calm Wellness Candle goop, $68SHOP NOW
Guaranteed features of Kiki’s nightstand: A rotating cast of whatever’s new and good in fiction. Whichever goop vibrator is her current fave. And silk scrunchies, a silk eye mask, a candle that smells fantastic…
GHOST LOVER BY LISA TADDEO, Bookshop, $25.11; THE LAST WHITE MAN BY MOHSIN HAMID, Bookshop, $24.18; GOOP WELLNESS VIVA LA VULVA VIBRATOR, goop, $98; SIR MADAM MODERNIST CATCHALL, goop, $98
Associate styling director
Sarah goes for sculptural lighting, a pretty arrangement of fresh blooms (or handmade paper ones), and a focused collection of nourishing essentials for hair and skin.
UMA NOURISHING HAIR OIL, goop, $70; TALA REFLECTION OVAL TABLE LAMP, goop, $265; AUGUST & PIERS DARLING CANDLE, goop, $86; MARLOE MARLOE STEVIE VASE, goop, $340
The Green Vase Lilac Stem goop, $190SHOP NOW
ILIA Lip Wrap Overnight Treatment Mask goop, $26SHOP NOW
Crow Canyon Home Catalina Small Rectangle Tray goop, $28SHOP NOW
goop Wellness Double-Sided Wand Vibrator goop, $98SHOP NOW
goop Beauty GOOPGENES Nourishing Repair Body Butter goop, $65/$50 with subscriptionSHOP NOW
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