Monday, January 5, 2009

GOOP — My new guilty pleasure

Occasionally, when life is hard (or just unglamorous) I like to imagine that I live in that rarefied world inhabited by Gwyneth Paltrow. In principle we enjoy the same things: food, fitness, travel, Coldplay, but she gets to enjoy them on a much larger scale. Like that time she toured Spain with Mario Batali. Now GOOP, Gwyneth’s new weekly lifestyle e-newsletter allows me (and anyone with a computer) to visit this world more regularly.

Other blogs have weighed in on her first GOOP of the year on — what else — detoxing. They criticized the rigidity of her week-long plan and its less-than-fun recommendations.

Oddly, though, no one I’ve read has picked up on what was included: coconut water. Everyday. Intrigued, I did a little research and found out some pretty amazing things about the coconut. Not sure if I'm ready to drink the Koolaid, err... coconut water just yet though.

My favorite GOOP to date contained this fantastic recipe, which I highly recommend.




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