I’m really not one to follow what’s going on in the world of celebrities, Hollywood and all of that, except when that celebrity happens to be one of my old friends. I was an actress, and although I never did the Hollywood thing (I was a stage actress/performer), many of my friends and others that I had worked with went on to work in film. My take on all of that is that acting/singing/performing is a job and I’m always amazed that there are those who expect more out of people just for doing their job and doing it well (yes, talent is involved – but you also have to be talented to be a good salesperson or a good mechanic).
That being said (you knew that this was coming didn’t you), I actually happened onto a blog/newsletter that is written by Gwyneth Paltrow that I’ve come to make a part of my weekly blog ritual. I know that there has been a lot of controversy about her lifestyle blog GOOP. It’s been said that she’s attempting to be Oprahesque in her approach. Frankly I DON’T CARE WHAT THEY SAY.
There are times during each day that I want an escape from reality and GOOP is one of my escapes. I find her sense of style, travel choices, etc. as being very much in line with living the good life.
She shares with her readers her favorites in categories such as ~~
- Make – cooking
- Go – travel
- Get – shopping
- Do – various things to do
- Be – musings
- See – books, theatre, etc
OK, so maybe I don’t have my own wood burning pizza oven (I cook mine on a grill – not TOO different) and maybe I don’t tour Spain with Mario Batali – that’s OK. I’m still happy to add a little GOOP to the good life!