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Gwyneth In Paris: The World According To GOOP

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Must be nice to have your own web presence with fashion tips, recipes and travel tips. Like GOOP for instance, a weekly lifestyle publication “curated” by Gwyneth Paltrow.

On Saturday, Gwyneth and boyfriend Brad Falchuk arrived in Paris from Munich and what to do, what to do?

They immediately headed off together to the Vuitton Foundation which GOOP describes: “Located in the Bois de Boulogne, Frank Gehry’s gleaming, some say boat-like structure… is the latest gem to dot the Parisian architectural landscape.”

Though the foundation opened in October 2014, “with much ado mostly because of its splashy glass construction, it’s really only now that you get to see the collection.”

Gwyneth and Brad stayed in a GOOP recommended Paris landmark, “an opulent 8-story hotel – just steps from the Champs Elysees,” which is ideal for tucking into martinis and where “all mattresses are covered with a Stearns & Fosters topper for added comfort.”

On Sunday, Gwyneth sources say she stopped by Chanel’s flagship boutique on rue Cambon, where “Coco Chanel opened her first boutique in the 1st, back in 1910,” according to Goop’s Classic Paris Guide, “and it’s still the best place to see the full expression of the brand.”

Spanning three lushly-appointed, black and white floors, the cap-toed ballet flats, quilted bags, and tweedy jackets are all connected by a sweeping central staircase. If you can’t make it to the flagship, there are many more locations across Paris, plus ample representation in Paris’s three main department stores.”

In the evening, the couple, according to an observer, enjoyed an intimate dinner at Montparnasse’s celebrated Le Dome restaurant – which curiously – she hasn’t yet shared with GOOP readers.

On Monday, Gwyneth posted a photo of a favorite Paris museum: the Centre. (She’s visited it many times beginning with a memorable trip with her father Bruce when she was eight.)

According to GOOP, “this postmodern building revolutionized the world of architecture, and turned the rarified concept of a museum into something that could be unintimidating and fun. Designed by Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and Gianfrancho Franchini, the Centre Pompidou is marked by an exterior lined with colorful tubes that hold the center’s plumbing, electric, and circulation systems inside, it’s just as interactive. Home to a public library, a center for music and acoustic research, and the Musee National d’Art Moderne, since its inception in 1977 some of the most important modern art in the world has graced its walls, including pieces from Dali, Pollock, Warhol, and Picasso.”

GOOP also loves the museum because it’s kid-friendly.

On Tuesday, Gwyneth was busy attending Chanel’s Haute Couture show, bussing up to Karl Lagerfeld before she and Brad had what one observer called, “a romantic dinner at Le Stresa.”

The intimate Italian bistro is, yes, you guessed it among GOOP’s favorites. It figures prominently in GOOP’s Classic Paris Guide, and despite that “it can get embarrassingly scene-y… this cozy, candle-lit space is still great for old-school Italian.”

It’s one of Gwyneth’s top five favorite Paris restaurants and “pasta is definitely the thing to order.”