The Goop Holiday Survival Guide
Regardless of how well-equipped you may be, the holidays—particularly when you have little ones—are pretty impossible to fully prepare for. So we asked some of our favorite creatives for a list of their holiday survival tips, assembled some of our standby crowd-pleasing breakfast recipes, compiled a holiday playlist that sets the mood (but won’t drive you crazy), found the best apps for kids that won’t make you feel guilty for iPad time, and tapped Netflix Streaming for pinch-hit hits. And most importantly: We’ve partnered with Boxed—a wholesaler that miraculously sells in bulk online—on a goop-curated box of goodies to fit every need, from AA batteries for new toys, to vats of Advil, coconut flour, and olive oil. The best part? We’re giving away 3 goop x Boxed boxes—complete with a Sonos Play speaker, a gold Doma serving set, and a signed copy of My Father’s Daughter. For a chance to win simply use PayPal at checkout when you purchase on , from now through December 19.
Holiday Survival Tips
As co-owner of the aggressively popular and ever-expanding NYC nail salon chainlet, tenoverten, Adair Ilyinsky doesn’t have a lot of down time to think about entertaining. But when she does bust out the china, she does it with plenty of grace and style.
Amy Morris &
Founder, The Anchor Council & US Director, Le Fooding
Good friends and collaborators, Amy Morris from The Anchor Council, a new Brooklyn-based interior and event design firm, and Anna Polonsky of Le Fooding, shared a few of holiday tips for expats and locals, alike.
Hemsley & Hemsley
Sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley keep pretty busy nourishing high-profile London families with their super clean, homey brand of cooking. They also contribute to British Vogue, and just recently publishing their first cookbook, The Art of Eating Well.
Co-owner, Crumbs & Doilies
Jemma Wilson started her bakery, Crumbs & Doilies, out of her mom’s kitchen 8 years ago, turned it into a successful business, and now produces cakes and cupcakes so artful they put Ace of Cakes to shame. Here’s how she gets through the holidays.
John Truex & Richard Lambertson
Design Director, Shinola & Co-Owner, Privet House
John Truex and Richard Lambertson know that good things are often simple. Lambertson, who co-owns amazing gift and home store, Privet House, and Truex, Design Director at Shinola, shared some holiday tips.
Founder, Cricket’s Circle
Rachel is the founder of the insanely-helpful site for new parents, Cricket’s Circle—as such, she understands that the right things (ahem, a really ugly swing), can make a profound difference. Here’s what she’s relying on this holiday season.
Sarah Connolly DeWoody
Creative Director, Cavern Home
When new mom Sarah Connolly DeWoody isn’t sketching out designs and motifs for wallpaper, she’s hosting pretty adorable parties that revolve around un-intimidatingly simple themes (pie, Tiki, boating). We asked her for tips on doing the holidays well.
Crowd-Pleasing Holiday Greakfasts
Coconut Flour Pancakes
We love these gluten dairy-free pancakes so much, they’ve replaced the originals in our kitchen.
Kale Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
The dried Aleppo pepper makes this hearty breakfast dish, adding depth and a lot of spice.
Kale & Coconut Smoothie
Mango, banana and coconut water make this healthy kale-infused smoothie go down easy.
Holiday Spice Hemp Powder Smoothie
Cinnamon and cardamom combined with banana make this a wintry and satisfyingly sweet drink.