It’s All in the Details: Making the Most of a Long Weekend


Photo courtesy of Stephanie Trotta

It’s All in the Details

Making the Most of a Long Weekend

What’s the secret to making a long weekend feel loooooong? Do something different each day. It may seem counterintuitive, but having activities to reminisce about at the end can help stave off the Monday scaries. No need to go overboard, though (it’s still a weekend, after all): Turns out doing simple, soul-filling things—like swimming in the ocean, enjoying a languorous meal with loved ones, or roasting marshmallows in the backyard to the flicker of fireflies—is an effective way to slow down time.

SATURDAY: ALL ABOARD

sail boat

Start the weekend on a high note by packing up the cooler—a few helpful tips on how to best do that here—and hightailing it to the nearest sailable body of water with boat rentals. You’ll probably be there a while, so it’s best to bring anything you might need: snacks, skin care, an ample supply of sparkling wine…

Celine Eyewear Sunglasses

Celine Eyewear
Sunglasses
Matchesfashion, $400

Eye eye, captain.

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The Organic Pharmacy sunscreen

The Organic Pharmacy
sunscreen
goop, $69

Don’t forget to reapply.

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Solid & Striped bikini top

Solid & Striped
bikini top
goop, $78

Less is more.

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Solid & Striped bikini bottom

Solid & Striped
bikini bottom
goop, $78

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goop Wellness nerd alert

goop Wellness
nerd alert
goop, $55 for 60/$30 for 30

Because there’s no barista in the bay.

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Nili Lotan shirt

Nili Lotan
shirt
goop, $295

A stripe-happy closet staple that moonlights as a cover-up.

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Proenza Schouler shorts

Proenza Schouler
shorts
goop, $350

Just-right summer whites.

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Medina Mercantile bag

Medina Mercantile
bag
goop, $60

A fits-everything basket to bring aboard.

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 Ginger and Cilantro Shrimp Salad in Avocado Halves

Ginger and Cilantro Shrimp Salad in Avocado Halves

Handheld food FTW.

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Slip silk scrunchies

Slip
silk scrunchies
goop, $39

Wind-tossed hair, don’t care.

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Kora Organics hydration mist

KORA Organics
hydration mist
goop, $40

This skin-plumping mist is made with aloe vera, blue daisy, microalgae, and sea water.

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Miami Cocktail Co x goop limonata spritz

goop x Miami Cocktail Company
limonata spritz
goop, $12.99 for a 4-pack

Our drink of choice, made with fresh juice and zero added sugar.

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Loeffler Randall slides

Loeffler Randall
slides
goop, $250

Not your dad’s boat shoes.

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Business & Pleasure Co. cooler

Business & Pleasure Co.
cooler
goop, $79

For ice-cold cans and crudités.

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SUNDAY: BRUNCH CHEZ YOU

brunch table

Truth: Sharing a meal with people you love is how some of the best, most cherished memories are made. If that meal happens to take place at your place, atop a gorgeously appointed table—complete with linen tablecloth, Italian porcelain, and floral arrangements that last forever—even better.

Westman Atelier highlighter

Westman Atelier
highlighter
goop, $75

Play up that rosy standing-over-the-stove glow.

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G. Label Elliott Assorted-Link Bracelet

G. Label
Elliott Assorted-Link Bracelet
goop, $1,500

Catch the light every time you raise your glass.

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 The Pink Guzzler

The Pink Guzzler

Pitcher-perfect.

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goop x Social Studies ribbon style glassware

goop x Social Studies
glassware
goop, $14

Fill with water, iced coffee, fresh-squeezed OJ…

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goop x Social Studies flatware set

goop x Social Studies
flatware set
goop, $48

Made in Italy and made to last.

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G. Label Kai Tiered Minidress

G. Label
Kai Tiered Minidress
goop, $545

Perfect for floating between the kitchen and the backyard.

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Amanu sandals

Amanu
sandals
goop, $325

For the not-so-barefoot contessa.

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Fique + Clay placemat

Fique + Clay
placemat
goop, $24

These handwoven wonders bring a lot to the table.

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The Green Vase rose plant

The Green Vase
rose plant
goop, $565

These gorgeous hand-dyed paper roses look just like the real thing.

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 Tex-Mex Breakfast Taco Bar

Tex-Mex Breakfast Taco Bar

A guaranteed crowd-pleaser—and great for big groups.

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La DoubleJ x Laudurée teapot

La DoubleJ x Ladurée
teapot
goop, $275

A beautiful vessel for the brew-gooder.

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Atelier Saucier napkins

Atelier Saucier
napkins
goop, $66

These, plus your favorite napkin rings.

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MONDAY: THE LAST SOIRÉE OF THE SEASON

Barebones Living portable fire pit and grill

Your final dinner party calls for an easygoing ensemble (no need to be the hostess who does the mostest), table settings delivered to your doorstep (if you haven’t checked out the goop x Social Studies collaboration, now’s the time), and delicious after-dinner activities that’ll make the evening that much more enjoyable.

G. Label Emily Yellow Gold and Pavé Split Earrings

G. Label
Emily Yellow Gold and Pavé Split Earrings
goop, $895

Candlelight-catchers.

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Demellier bag

Demellier
bag
goop, $370

So you don’t have to run inside every time you need a touch-up.

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 Mustard Potato Salad with Green Beans

Mustard Potato Salad with Green Beans

Pairs well with anything from the grill.

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Barebones Living portable fire pit and grill

Barebones Living
portable fire pit and grill
goop, $265

The s’more, the merrier.

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Victoria Beckham blouse

Victoria Beckham
Top
goop, $450

This knotted-strap knit tank sleeves nothing to be desired.

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G. Label Carpenter Paper-Bag-Waist Shorts

G. Label
Carpenter Paper-Bag-Waist Shorts
goop, $325

Give your denim shorts the night off.

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Sheryl Lowe ring

Sheryl Lowe
ring
goop, $2,200

For the woman who (b)rings people together.

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Business & Pleasure Co. chair

Business & Pleasure Co.
chair
goop, $249

Set them up on the lawn in pairs.

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Westman Atelier highlighter

Westman Atelier
highlighter
goop, $48

This gorgeous gel highlighter gives a lit-from-within glow.

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Amanu sandals

Amanu
sandals
goop, $325

Sensible shoes for the down-to-earth hostess.

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CONNECTED GOODS Salad Servers

Connected Goods
Salad Servers
goop, $38

Scoop, there it is.

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Kin Euphorics non-alcoholic spirit

Kin Euphorics
high rhode
goop, $39

Wind down with this delicious nonalcoholic spirit.

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