Where We’re Headed
(and What We’re Packing)
This Memorial Day

Sure, June 21 might be the solstice, but here at the goop office, summer starts the minute there’s an optimistic forecast and a three-day weekend. Our first order of business: planning an escape. And the second order of business: packing for that escape. Whether it’s getting some fresh mountain air or hanging by the pool and barbecuing with friends, here’s how our editors are plotting their escape—and what’s coming along for the ride.

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Megan O’Neill

senior beauty editor

“I’m heading to Woodstock—the serene walks through the woods, the swimming holes, the staying up deep into the night lounging around a campfire with friends. I cannot wait to get up there.”

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Alyssa Nelsen

creative copywriter

“My fiancé’s family lives up in Santa Barbara, so it’s kind of like our second home on long weekends (not to mention an easy, gorgeous drive up the coast). This trip, we’re particularly excited for our mini staycation at the newly opened Hotel Californian.”

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Margaux Anbouba

assistant beauty editor

“Last time I was down there, I was just ten years old, so I’m excited to go back. I want to try restaurants like Edith’s and this cool farm meets bar, Acre, but I’m planning on spending as much time at the beach as possible. And maybe I’ll convince my brother to go skydiving with me…”

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Amy Wilbraham

fashion assistant

“Every year my friends and I take a quick trip over the long weekend. This year, we opted to go the adventurous route and visit my friend’s family home in Sun Valley. We’re planning on hiking, biking, and eating our way through town.”

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Nandita Khanna

editorial projects director

“One of my dearest friends, Lynne, just landed a big job at Nike, so I’m going to visit her in her new hood, catch a Bon Iver concert, and day-trip out to the coast. Plus, we scored a dinner reservation at Tusk, which has been at the top of my wish list.”