Yes, yes, I’m still interested in the does-it-all Gwyneth Paltrow. While I don’t read Goop every single day, when I do land on the website, I get totally sucked in. It happened to me last night. One health article led to a detox article led to a nutrition article led to the clothing section of this site. And I got stuck. Everything is just so darn beautiful, but here are my favourite pieces.
Rhapsodie blouse, Atlantique Ascoli x goop, $672 USD
jean poplin shirtdress, goop label, $372 USD
classic G tote, goop label, $285 USD
Helena tunic, Tibi, $350 USD
The Camper shirt dress, The Great, $254 USD (on sale)
ruffle pullover, 3.1 Phillip Lim, $270 USD (on sale)
Celeste skirt, Ulla Johnson, $145 USD (on sale)
My interest in everything Gwyneth Paltrow has calmed down a wee bit, but every so often, I get sucked into the GOOP site – and shopping site, too – and I imagine what I would buy if I had a ton of money.
handmade napkin set, $165, Julie B. Couture Linens
large two-section serving bowl, $159, Rina Menardi
white glass tumbler set of four, $60, Mosser Glass
neck pillow, $220, Lauren Manoogian
resin salad servers, $60, Tina Frey Designs x goop
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Gwyneth Paltrow’s team over at GOOP have curated a pretty interesting selection of items in the GOOP gift guides. I mean, gold dumbbells ($125K!), $2500 gilded playing cards, and this price-upon-request Victoria Arduino coffee machine. Really? I found it pretty amusing that these things were right there alongside the affordable LL Bean tote and this $5 evil eye bracelet.
Here are some of the extravagant items that caught my eye.
selenite fireplace logs, $330
toothpaste squeezer, $244
flight pack, $185
noise cancelling headphones, $260
I honestly watch the Academy Awards more for the fashion than for the films. Is that so wrong? The stars – with the help of their style team¬†– work hard to look good, and I am always keen to see what colours and styles make the final cut. This year, there was a lot of pink (e.g., Gwyneth Paltrow, Anna Kendrick, Zoe Saldana, Karolina Karkova), red (e.g., Giuliana¬†Rancic, Dakota Johnson, Rosamund Pike, Solange Knowles), glitter (e.g., Emma Stone in lime glitter), nude (e.g., Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington), and black (e.g., Cate Blanchett, Tegan and Sara, Laura Dern, Sienna Miller).
I, of course,¬†was curious to see who would wear white on this very special evening. Here’s¬†a brief review:
Julianne Moore in custom Chanel
Faith Hill in J. Mendel
Lupita Nyon’go in custom Calvin Klein¬†(read the story behind the dress here)
My favourite top-to-toe looks were: Emma Stone, Cate Blanchett, and¬†Gwyneth Paltrow.¬†While I did like quite a few of the celebrity looks, I sort of wished that the outfits and styling were way more glam and out-of-the-ordinary than they actually were. The simple column silhouettes just seemed sort of¬†– dare I say –¬†normal.
Images via Hello Magazine.
One of the first recipes I tried after my friend¬†Johanne gave me Gwyneth Paltrow’s My Father’s Daughter a few years ago was¬†Blythe’s blueberry muffins. I have been making them ever since because they’re so darn good and easy!
I recently gave them a try using my KitchenAid stand mixer. I didn’t really need to use the mixer, but I wanted to because I love it. Here’s how things turned out.
prepping the mini muffin tins
prepping the KA mixer
prepping the ingredients
mixing everything together
fresh blueberry mini muffins – just in time for breakfast!
Here’s the recipe taken from Gwyneth Paltrow’s My Father’s Daughter:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 eggs (preferably organic)*
1/2 cup whole milk*
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 cup plus 1 tsp sugar, divided**
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
*I use whatever milk and eggs I have in my fridge.
**I always¬†forget about the extra sugar, and I tend to under measure the sugar, especially in muffin recipes.
Heat oven to 375¬į. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners*. Whisk butter, eggs, and milk in a bowl. Combine flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt in another bowl. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients***; fold in blueberries. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups; spring with remaining 1 tsp sugar. Bake until muffins are golden brown and a knife comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve warm.
*I¬†often use mini muffin tins, and I think I can usually get 24 mini muffins and 8 regular sized muffins¬†with one batch of the recipe.
**I threw everything in the mixer at almost the same time, and the muffins still baked perfectly.