Making a Long-Distance (Professional) Relationship Work – Amanda Chung

OLIVIA ROBINSON with Samsung Galaxy Z FLIP 5G

Making a Long-Distance
(Professional) Relationship Work

In partnership with our friends at Samsung

Meet Alexis and Olivia: the discerning eyes behind goop social’s aesthetically engaging Instagram feed, the lightning-fast thumbs in the comments, the ladies loading the “link in bio.” They’re also bicoastal, which, considering the potential communication issues, makes them all the more impressive. These two go beyond making it work—they’ve mastered the long-distance dance. We asked what their secret is for staying in touch, staying grounded, and most importantly: staying on top of their posting schedule. These are the tools, tech, and tips they rely on to get it done.

OLIVIA ROBINSON

OLIVIA ROBINSON

social media strategist

“I always joke that I’m in two relationships: I have my boyfriend, and then I have my work wife. The most important lesson that Alexis and I have learned is to overcommunicate. Since we’re not in the office together, we make sure to video chat or talk on the phone every single day.”


  1. Samsung Galaxy Z FLIP 5G

    Samsung
    Galaxy Z FLIP 5G
    Samsung, $1,499

    SHOP NOW

    “I create a lot of content for our social channels, so I need a camera that’s up to the task. I’m really into the Single Take feature, which uses AI to capture the best shots of any three- to ten-second scene (wide-angle, close-ups, videos—options!). It’s almost as cool as the folding glass screen.”


  2. goop Wellness Nerd Alert

    goop Wellness
    Nerd Alert
    goop, $30 for
    30/$55 for 60

    SHOP NOW

    “I never go a day without popping a couple of these, which gives me the same mental boost as a cup of coffee. They taste so good—I actually look forward to the 3 p.m. slump so I can sneak another.”


  3. Bala Bangles WEIGHTED wrist BANGLES

    Bala Bangles
    WEIGHTED wrist BANGLES
    goop, $49

    SHOP NOW

    “Working out is extremely important to me, especially since I’m no longer walking to and from the office. I’ve been using these to intensify my at-home Pilates sessions and evening strolls; one pound may seem like nothing, but the burn says otherwise.”


  4. Slack SLACK

    Slack
    SLACK
    Slack, pricing varies

    SHOP NOW

    “I think I spend more time on Slack than anything else in my life. It’s faster and less formal than email, and the nonwork banter is pretty fun, too—shout-out to the #goop-pets channel.”


  5. Caddis GLASSES

    Caddis
    GLASSES
    goop, $95

    SHOP NOW

    “When I saw these on GP at a virtual all-hands a few months back, I knew I had to get them. I’ve always secretly wanted glasses, and these gave me the perfect excuse to try the look. Plus, they filter blue light to help ease the potential downsides of staring at screens all day—which is something of an occupational hazard for me.”


ALEXIS ANTONIADIS social media manager

ALEXIS ANTONIADIS

social media manager

“When WFH first started, I think our team had it easier than most—we were already used to working together while physically separated. But we did make one major change: We now set aside time to work out together at least a few times a week, even if it’s just a fifteen-minute flow between meetings.”


  1. GOLDE MATCHA GOLDE

    GOLDE
    MATCHA GOLDE
    goop, $29

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    “I kicked my coffee habit a while back, but I still like to sip something warm and delicious to start the day. The original turmeric latte blend from Golde is sooo good, especially mixed into some frothy almond milk.”


  2. goop Beauty Rose Quartz SOOTHING Face-Massage Roller

    goop Beauty
    Rose Quartz SOOTHING
    Face-Massage Roller

    goop, $45

    SHOP NOW

    “This face roller is one of the only things keeping me sane lately (it’s my substitute for nail-biting). Sometimes you can even catch me depuffing during Zoom calls.”


  3. OPTP LOROX Aligned FOAM ROLLER

    OPTP
    LOROX Aligned FOAM ROLLER
    goop, $54

    SHOP NOW

    “I love all kinds of rolling. After work, you’ll often find me on my living room floor, massaging my back or legs. And when I’m feeling super tight, this LoRox workout is magic.”


  4. Calm CALM

    Calm
    CALM
    Calm, $70 annually

    SHOP NOW

    “I’m much more productive when I take a few minutes—like, even five does the trick—in the morning to meditate. It’s so easy: I just log in to my Calm app and choose a meditation that matches my mood.”


  5. Allswell NOTEBOOK 1

    AllSwell
    NOTEBOOK 1
    goop, $23

    SHOP NOW

    “Meeting notes, to-do lists, important deadlines…it all goes in here. I like how half the pages are ruled and the other half are blank (did you know there are benefits to doodling?).”

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