Homes & Gardens presents: Wake up with... Janel Parrish

The 'All The Boys I've Loved' star reveals the unsung hero of her mornings: Ziploc bags and coffee

Janel Parrish
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Janel Parrish is sharing all of her secrets! This week – in our second installment of the Homes & Gardens presents: Wake up with... series – the Pretty Little Liars alum is putting her days of keeping mum behind her, exclusively opening up to H&G about her morning routine. 

So, what's the key to mastering early mornings? The best coffee maker, of course. 'What inspires me to wake up every morning is a fresh pot of coffee,' says the 32-year-old. 

A strong cup of 'black coffee, no sugar, no cream, just black, deliciousness, good energy,' Parrish explains, is responsible for getting her through those early call times. And, seemingly, that cup of joe seems to be working.

Her latest film, To All The Boys: Always and Forever, aired on Netflix last month and has since received positive reviews. So it’s only fitting that we get a glimpse of how she uses the mornings to get ready for a long day on set. 

Check out Janel Parrish's morning routine below, and continue scrolling to shop her carefully curated list of must-have items too! For more from our Wake up with series, go to our dedicated page.

1. The one item Janel can't 'wake up' without

Ziploc accessory bag

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Earlier this year, the actress revealed on Instagram a collaboration with Ziploc to release their new 'Hot Mess' initiative. 

We use Ziploc bags for more than just storing food, and after years of research, the brand realized that shoppers were using their products for organizing items into their purses, gym bags, and suitcases. 

On average, women carry roughly 67 items in their purses. To keep our morning routines intact – and our purses organized – Ziploc developed a product so perfectly positioned, it will satisfy our mornings, help conquer our days, and of course, keep our bags clutter-free throughout.  

Transporting us here: the revolutionary Ziploc Accessory Bag and 'The Hot Mess Makeup Line' – the first makeup line that doesn't encourage women to buy more products but rather invites shoppers to organize the items they already own. 

Ziploc Accessory Bag for $5.98, at Walmart

Ziploc Accessory Bag for $5.98, at Walmart

Ziploc Brand Essential Stuff Accessory Bags are reusable, semi-transparent makeup organizers that are the ideal companions for anything from a travel makeup bag to a bathroom organizer. 

2. A chic coffee maker


Make every morning perfect with a delicious cup of piping hot coffee with this Cuisinart programmable coffee maker. Featuring cutting-edge coffee technology that offers hotter coffee without sacrificing taste, this fully automatic choice includes 24-hour programmability and optional ready-tone-alert. 

4. A pair of wireless headphones


With Active Noise Cancellation for immersive sound, Apple AirPods Pro give a complete experience. Transparency mode allows for hearing and connecting with the world around you. A more customizable fit means all-day comfort. Sweat and water-resistant, it's all in a super light, in-ear headphone that’s easy to set up with all your Apple device. 

5. This set of every day essential oils

Saje Pocket Farmacy Essential Oil Blend Set for $59.60, at Amazon

Saje Pocket Farmacy Essential Oil Blend Set for $59.60, at Amazon

This set of five supportive essential oil blends are perfect to bring from home-to-on-the-go, to aid your daily ailments.  

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Brittany Romano
Shopping Contributor

Brittany Romano wrote for Homes & Gardens as a U.S. Shopping Editor. A graduate of New England College, Brittany started her career as a freelance fashion market assistant at Marie Claire. She later joined AMI, where she designed a highly profitable commerce vertical. Noted for her award-winning content, she's covered everything from celebrity beauty hacks to the most lavish home decor.