I Love Summer When It’s Simple

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Just hearing the word “summer” soothes my working-late, checklist-invested soul. What’s most magical about this season is the way we’re all likely to feel a little more chill—and a lot more in touch with what our bodies need and crave. For me, it’s the feeling of sun against my skin (protected with mineral sunscreen, of course), a just-picked snap pea or endive leaf dipped into a warm bagna cauda (I make mine dairy free now—just olive oil, anchovies, garlic, and black pepper), and (my favorite) a dive into cool water on a hot day.

  1. This sunscreen blends right into my skin, blocks both UVA and UVB rays with zinc oxide, and fits easily into my bag, plus the yellow tube is just adorable.

    Grown Alchemist Natural Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30

  2. There’s olive oil, and then there’s this—it’s small-batch, hand-harvested only at night in late September, and sealed with nitrogen to keep oxygen out and the goodness intact. It’s fresh and green and delicious, amazing for dipping and drizzling, and I also take the occasional straight-up shot of it.

    Domenica Fiore Novello di Notte Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil

    In partnership with our friends at
    Domenica Fiore

  3. Whether it’s whiskey or really-good-for-you olive oil, this is the glass.

    Richard Brandon Diamond Shot Glasses Set of 2

Summer Sweat

  1. I love a great summer glow. Of course, the way I eat, move, and take care of myself makes a huge difference in how glowy I look—and feel. Sweat is key, whether it’s an early-morning Tracy Anderson class (I’m excited to finally go in person in Water Mill), a brisk walk along the beach, an infrared sauna, or my new favorite, a “deep-dive detox” bath called Tubmarine. You have to try this last one to believe how good you feel when you get out: Make sure it’s pretty much the last thing you plan to do in a day, because you emerge so relaxed, bed is the only destination (though you could stumble over to, say, a hammock in the shade to lounge and look up at the clouds on lazy afternoon). It’s this deep-green color from the algae and the hand-harvested salts. When you get out, wrap yourself in a towel or a robe and rest and sweat for twenty minutes—it’s just magic.

    Pursoma Tubmarine

  2. There’s nothing like an infrared sauna experience—even in midsummer, I swear—for feeling your glowy best.

    Clearlight Saunas, Nordic Spruce 2-Person Sauna

  3. I wear this on my finger to track data on my body’s natural signals—things like heart rate, heart rate variability, and body temperature—to help monitor the amount and quality of my sleep, exercise, and more. It’s incredibly helpful, and I can’t stop recommending it to people.

    Oura Ring

  4. If you don’t have the space or budget for a full-on infrared sauna, you can still get the benefits.

    HigherDOSE Infrared Sauna Blanket V3

The Easy Skin Routine

I usually do my skin routine before I jump in the tub or after I get out of the sauna. Either way, Microderm is my forever-ultimate way to get my skin as glowy as possible, and I now supercharge that amazing exfoliation with my Glow Lotion moisturizer. I use the latter both morning and night. And my obsession with face oil just keeps going—it feels so good on your skin, especially after a day near the water.

  1. This is just the best little skin routine for glow—at a beautiful price.

    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Glowing Skin Duo

  2. What’s so good about this: You get long-term results (smoothed wrinkles, firmer skin) along with the amazing moisturizing. It’s great alone on bare skin, and sometimes I’ll layer it over Glow Lotion for extra hydration.

    goop Beauty GOOPGENES All-in-One Super Nutrient Face Oil

My Beach Setup

These beach essentials are new on goop, and I’m obsessed. They make an afternoon at the ocean easier, much more comfortable, and a little glamorous, too.

  1. Chic, light, and easy to set up.

    Business & Pleasure Co. Premium Beach Umbrella in Antique White

  2. The striped T-shirt of beach chairs (excellent for watching kids’ games, too).

    Business & Pleasure Co. Tommy Chair in Laurens Navy Stripe

  3. Handwoven in Mexico, this straw boater has a great extra-wide brim and sun protection (UPF 50), and it’s cute as hell.

    Lack of Color Island Palma Boater

  4. A huge striped beach towel in the perfect blue.

    Business & Pleasure Co. The Beach Towel in Vintage Blue Stripe

  5. One of the most beautiful things about Long Island is the way the moon looks almost impossibly huge as it rises over the water. This lets you know what’s happening (waxing, waning, etc.) and gives you tips on how best to harness the celestial energy on any given day.

    Lexmond & Lexmond Moon Calendar 2021

  6. A firepit and a full moon on the beach is a pretty magical combination. This one’s easy to carry yet supports heavy logs and high temperatures, and the design is beautifully sleek and simple.

    Barebones Living Fire Pit

My Summer Uniform

Hello. Sundresses and shorts and bathing suits!

  1. This is officially a swim cover-up, but
    I fully wear it as a dress sometimes.

    G. Label Crain Tunic

  2. This simple, sexy organic-cotton tank with summer-weight cashmere shorts is just the best combination.

    Toteme Scoopneck Rib Tank

  3. G. Label Harned Sweater Shorts

    G. Label
    Harned Sweater Shorts
    goop, $395


  4. I throw this on when I don’t want to get out of bed—it’s the airiest organic cotton—but want to look summery and pulled together.

    Ganni Striped Cotton Dress

What I’m (Barely) Cooking

Finding delicious, nutrient-dense food is easier at this time of year—so I cook as little and as lightly as possible, celebrating the freshness of it all. I’m still mostly paleo in my approach, so I love a great olive oil drizzled over grilled proteins like fish and chicken or vegetables like zucchini, peppers, and radicchio. I have a trusty salsa verde recipe that I lean on heavily, and the Domenica Fiore Reserva elevates it: It’s organic, grown on an Umbrian estate that sits on an ancient, mineral-rich seabed, and it’s (justly) won award after award. It’s complex, smooth, peppery—exactly what I’m looking for.

  1. Domenica Fiore Reserva Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil

    Domenica Fiore
    Reserva Extra
    Virgin Organic
    Olive Oil

    goop, $48


    In partnership
    with our friends at
    Domenica Fiore

  2. GreenPan Padova Ceramic Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set

    Padova Ceramic Nonstick
    10-Piece Cookware Set

    goop, $250


  3. GP’s Salsa Verde

    GP’s Salsa Verde


    A hard recipe to give precisely. My amounts are always a little different, and my herbs change frequently depending on what’s growing in my garden and what I’m serving it with. This is my standard salsa verde—heavy on the chives, easy on the parsley, generous, as always, with the anchovies.

  4. The Elegant and Easy Spanish Tortilla

    The Elegant and Easy
    Spanish Tortilla


    This Spanish tortilla is amazing hot or cold (I can’t have beans at the moment, so I’m going without the salad). Swirl a little olive oil over the top and it’s extra good.

  5. Incredible Sweet Potato Hummus

    Incredible Sweet Potato Hummus


    I serve this sweet-potato-and-tahini dip with a generous glug of olive oil, crunchy raw veggies, or Grain-Free Seed Bread. It’s bean-free and cumin-lemon-garlic delicious.

  6. GP’s No-Recipe
    Dairy-Free Bagna Cauda

    Mix a cup of the Reserva with two grated cloves of garlic and ten anchovies and warm it on the stove; everything will melt together. Grind some pepper over the top. Serve with just about anything, though I especially love it with radishes and greens.

  7. I love these. They look good in practically any setting (and make a fantastic hostess gift).

    Atelier Saucier Rainbow Twill Napkins 4-Piece Set

Summer Reading

  1. This is such an incredibly motivating, decade-by-decade guide to looking and feeling your best from fashion designer Norma Kamali (she’s seventy-six and looks better than she ever has—Google her and you’ll want this book, and you’ll want to practically drink olive oil as she has for the last thirty years). Just reading it, I feel healthier and want to jump up and move my body.

    Abrams I Am Invincible

How I’m Keeping My Hair in Shape

Sun and water—especially chlorinated water—can really trash your hair, so I focus on keeping it soft and healthy.

  1. Nothing feels as good as this whipped shampoo—the chunks of pink salt massage your scalp, and it foams into this beautiful cream, smells so good, and leaves your hair so soft.

    goop Beauty G.Tox Himalayan Salt Scalp Scrub Shampoo

  2. To moisturize, smooth frizz, and leave your hair smelling sexily of jasmine, this serum is just so good. Smooth it through your hair to help protect it before a day outside or twist a little into your ends before you go out.

    Ranavat Fortifying Hair Serum: Mighty Majesty

Summer Sexiness

  1. What can I say? It’s our bestseller for a reason.

    goop Wellness Double-Sided Wand Vibrator

  1. Bonus: Lazier Morning Coffee

    I have a whole new little coffee setup at home. I love a French press in the morning, iced, with a
    splash of organic cream; some other household members like it hot (even when it’s hot out).

  2. I love these—they go with any table style and resist both heat and cold. They’re great for my iced coffee in the mornings and for bone broth later on.

    Trendglas JENA Large German Glass Mug

  3. The best, I’m telling you.

    goop Fair Trade Specialty Coffee

  4. This grinder is made especially for pour-over, French press, cold-brews, and more. The difference is amazing.

    Fellow Ode Brew Grinder

  5. If I’m driving somewhere or simply want to walk around the garden or along the beach, this portable splash-discouraging cup has a ceramic interior, so the taste is just the coffee, pure and delicious (stainless steel can leave a funny taste, not to mention sensation).

    Fellow Clara French Press

  6. If you want a hot cup of coffee, this guy is insulated, and the inside is non-stick, so just rinse it out instead of the usual intense degunking.

    Fellow Carter Move Mug

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