In case you forgot, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and it’s so important that you do everything right for your significant other. Do you understand that? Nothing else matters right now other than you not screwing up that special day tomorrow for your partner, and nobody knows that better than Gwyneth Paltrow. And since Gwyneth is such a sweetheart, she’s taken it upon herself to put together a step-by-step guide for you to give to your lover so that he doesn’t mess everything up tomorrow. That Gwyneth, always such a gem!
Gwyn went ahead and made a timeline so Valentine’s Day can run as smoothly as possible. The first step is to print out the guide and leave it somewhere for your “other half” to find because “they’ll get the hint.” Tee-hee! Read more…
“I have little kids in school. I want to maintain my marriage and my family, so I have to be here when he comes home. … [I gave advice to a girl friend who] is an actress and in a new relationship with someone else with a big career, and I said this may not be feminist, but you have to compromise. It’s been all about you and you’re a big deal. And if you want what you’re saying you want — a family — you have to be a wife, and that is part of the equation. Gloria Steinem may string me up by my toes, but all I can do is my best, and I can do only what works for me and my family.”
– Gwyneth Paltrow talks to Harper’s Bazaar about juggling a career, family, husband, random appearances in Mario Batali cookbooks, and duh, GOOP. But I don’t think anything she’s saying strikes me as godawfully un-feminist. Gwyn is struggling with the same work/life balance issues that everyone else is struggling with (of course, at a higher pay grade) and feminism is supposed to be about letting people make the right decisions for them, rather than having our genders dictate our decisions. Making family life a priority is a totally valid choice. I might not personally have phrased it as “you have a be a wife,” but it seems to me what she’s getting at is how it’s difficult to be both A Huge Movie Star and a Wife And Mother at the same time. Suggesting compromise — for both partners — isn’t un-feminist. That’s just logic. [Evil Beet Gossip]
“Start in a hot, dry room and then move into an even warmer steam room. Then splash yourself with cold water (or even dunk in cold pool or under a cold shower). Follow it with a full body scrubdown, which is typically followed by a massage. At the end you’ll be sent to a cool room to relax and cool down.”
Still nursing a New Year’s hangover? This is how Gwyneth Paltrow suggests you get rid of it. I think I’ve turned a corner in my Gwyneth loathing where I’m actually amused by her unapologetic ignorance to the fact that not everyone lives like she does. You know, with instant access to a sauna, steam room, cold pool, body scrub-ologist (I just made that up but I bet Gwyneth has one in a closet somewhere), and masseuse after a particularly rough night guzzling Dom Perignon. [GOOP]