Oh, Gwyneth. She’s gives us so much pain, so much joy, so much laughter and so many tears. After taking a “Goop holiday” (Goopiday?) for three-and-a-half months, Gwyneth’s little Goop blog is back. The Goop site got a complete redesign (which isn’t all that user-friendly, honestly), and Gwyneth is now offering a “Goop Collection” which consists of a pair of $200 jeans, a $90 white t-shirt, and a new addition: bikinis. All of which are offered in no size larger than 8. Anyway, this week’s Goop-letter – her first since the first week of April – is all about “travel”. Here’s what Goop has to say:
A little trip away in the summer is exciting and rejuvenating, especially if you can’t take all of August off like the Italians/French do. Always looking for a new idea or two, we asked some cool travel experts to point us in the right direction.
Is it just me or is that carefully worded? “A little trip away in the summer is exciting and rejuvenating, especially if you can’t take all of August off like the Italians/French do.” Gwyneth usually takes August off, like an Italian or a Frenchwoman too. I get the feeling Goop is not in her wheelhouse with this one, this whole idea of a “short vacation” or a “little trip” – it’s such a peasanty-y concept, don’t you know? The elites get to take vacations for the whole summer. Anyway, the rest of the Goop-letter just reads like a travel brochure, as Gwyneth offers suggestions and advice for where peasants should go for their “little trips”.
In other Gwyneth news, she’s in talks to take another lead role in a film. Because Hollywood doesn’t understand that America is no longer interested in seeing Goop carry a film, I guess. But don’t think that Goop will be going old-school and doing some costume drama (how gauche!). No, Goop is in talks to play… a CHEF! She might take the lead in the film adaptation of Gabrielle Hamilton’s 2011 “foodie memoir” Blood, Bones & Butter. THR says, “Like Paltrow, Hamilton is something of a jack-of-all-trades. The owner and chef of New York’s Prune restaurant also is a trained writer with an MFA from the University of Michigan. The book chronicles Hamilton’s unconventional background — she is the youngest of five siblings born to a French mother and an artist father who made the sets for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus — as well as her unorthodox trajectory to becoming a chef.” Well, the actual woman sounds very interesting, but I can’t say I’m all that interested in seeing Goop simper and smug her way through a movie about any of this.
Photos courtesy of WENN.