Thursday, February 26, 2009

I'm here!

Oh my goodness, I apologize for my absence lately. Life just kind of crept up on me and I didn't realize that it's almost the end of the week! eek! Well, I am here! I will try not to do that again but if I do, I will tell you in advance!

I still need to catch up on my daily readings but I thought I should share with you today what I read this morning from Gwyneth Paltrow's weekly newsletter on GOOP. She shared a story about going to Paris with just her father one weekend and well I'll let her tell the story...

Excerpt from Gwyneth Paltrow's newsletter:


When I was ten years old, my father and I took a trip to Paris, leaving my younger brother and mother in London where she was filming a movie. My dad believed in one-on-one time with us, and sometimes that extended to a weekend away. We stayed at a great hotel and he said I could order whatever I wanted for breakfast (French fries). We went to the Pompidou museum, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre - the usual spots. It was pretty great. On the plane back to London he asked me if I knew why we had gone, just he and I, to Paris for the weekend. I said no, but I felt so lucky for the trip. He said, “I wanted you to see Paris for the first time with a man who would always love you, no matter what.” From that time on, Paris was and continues to be very special to me. I lived there for five months in 1994 and I have made many trips back. These are the places in Paris I stay and eat and toast my dad.


--- Gwyneth Paltrow

That touched my heart SO much! I went to Paris with a close friend last year and Paris will always be near and dear to my heart but the thought of going with your father and the sentiment behind that is so priceless. If you haven't already, be sure to sign up for Paltrow's weekly newsletter as she shares great insights about where to stay in her favorite places, recipes (next week, Mario Batalli will share some great recipes), child nurturing, and so much more. I just adore her.

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1 comment:

  1. That is such a daddy thing to say! I love it! It made me smile when I read it.