Goop cruise cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop at Sea cruise is the latest venture to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.It was announced in January that the Hollywood star’s lifestyle brand Goop had partnered with Celebrity Cruises and was taking to the open water…

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop at Sea cruise is the latest venture to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

It was announced in January that the Hollywood star’s lifestyle brand Goop had partnered with Celebrity Cruises and was taking to the open waters, with guests able to enjoy various classes and activities during the luxury boat ride.

The maiden voyage was scheduled to set sail from Barcelona on 26 August, taking in destinations in France, the Mediterranean and the Italian Riviera, before returning on 6 September. Gwyneth was also due to be on board.

However, owing to the coronavirus pandemic, plans are now on hold.

“Given ongoing global public health circumstances, Celebrity Cruises has decided to extend the suspension of most sailings through Sept. 15, 2020,” the company said in a statement. “We are working with our guests and travel partners to address this disruption to their vacations and are genuinely sorry for their inconvenience.

“In light of ongoing global health concerns and travel restrictions, we have decided to reschedule the Goop at Sea sailing experience. We are working on new dates next year for the event and look forward to welcoming everyone aboard in 2021.”

Numerous cruise ships were at the centre of the Covid-19 crisis earlier this year, prompting a global freeze on the lucrative cruising industry. Many companies recently announced they would be extending the suspension until mid-September.

Goop are offering all booked guests a 125 per cent future cruise credit valid until the end of 2021, or a full refund.

Fans of the wellness brand, known for its quirky and often derided health notions, were charged $750 (£603) for the Goop element of the vacation, as well as the price of the cruise itself. Tickets were only made available to those who had booked suites.

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Gwyneth Paltrow launching follow-up to controversial Goop candle

Gwyneth Paltrow is gearing up to release a follow-up to her controversial This Smells Like My Vagina candle.The actress/entrepreneur launched the product on her Goop website earlier this year, and soon after, the candle was completely sold-out – with c…

Gwyneth Paltrow is gearing up to release a follow-up to her controversial This Smells Like My Vagina candle.

The actress/entrepreneur launched the product on her Goop website earlier this year, and soon after, the candle was completely sold-out – with curious customers having to sign up to a waiting list to get their hands on one.

And following the huge amount of interest in the product, Gwyneth announced during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night that she will soon be unveiling a new addition to the range called This Smells Like My Orgasm.

“You’re always kind of in the news, one way or another, and the one thing I saw that was a big thing, was that you had a candle. The name of the candle, it was sold out…,” said Jimmy, before The Avengers star continued: “This Smells Like My Vagina… It’s pretty funny. The idea was sort of like a punk rock, feminist, kind of like… and we have a new one, which actually might be more for you to give to your wife.”

Gwyneth then held up the new candle to the camera with the full label on display.

The This Smells Like My Orgasm candle is currently available to pre-order on the Goop website and is expected to begin shipping on 25 June. It is priced at $75 (£59).

Developed by perfumer Douglas Little, the candle is described as featuring notes of “tart grapefruit, neroli, and ripe cassis berries blended with gunpowder tea and Turkish rose absolutes for a scent that’s sexy, surprising, and wildly addictive”.

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Nina Dobrev takes up meditation during lockdown

Nina Dobrev has credited meditation with keeping her level-headed during the coronavirus lockdown.The Vampire Diaries star opened up about her approach to wellbeing while in lockdown at her home in Los Angeles amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and cr…

Nina Dobrev has credited meditation with keeping her level-headed during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Vampire Diaries star opened up about her approach to wellbeing while in lockdown at her home in Los Angeles amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and credited meditation with saving her sanity.

“I’ve always wanted to get into meditation, but never had time for it. If I’m being honest, I never made time for it,” she told Vogue.com, and joked that she was “allergic” to the spiritual concept.

“Now, I have nothing but time, and no excuses. During quarantine, I started doing a quick 15-minute meditation every morning, first thing when I wake up. It’s changed everything, and has really helped set the tone for my day,” Nina explained. “It has been instrumental in keeping me level-headed in moments of anxiety and distress during this extremely uncertain time. It’s been a game-changer for my mental wellbeing. I get it now, and I’m happy drinking the meditation Kool-Aid.”

The 31-year-old also confessed she’s been sleeping “more than ever” while self-isolating and the added rest has been hugely beneficial to her skin.

“In interviews, I would always say that my number one beauty tip was rest. But I didn’t always practice what I preached,” she shared. “Well, over the past two months I can proudly say I finally listened to my own advice. And my skin has never been clearer.”

In addition to sleep, Nina has been indulging in daily sheet masks to keep her complexion glowing, and is relying on products from Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop.

“I’ve been doing sheet masks almost every day. Loops makes super-moisturising masks that bring that red-carpet-envy glow. Goop makes a glycolic face wipe I’ve been applying once weekly, and I’ve been using serums like Vintner’s Daughter. My face has started to feel like a baby’s bottom,” Nina joked.

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Gwyneth Paltrow finally accepted herself when she got grey hair

Gwyneth Paltrow finally accepted herself when her hair began to turn grey.The Oscar-winning actress has opened up about her approach to ageing in Hollywood and beauty standards for women, and revealed that she’s comfortable with her appearance now she’…

Gwyneth Paltrow finally accepted herself when her hair began to turn grey.

The Oscar-winning actress has opened up about her approach to ageing in Hollywood and beauty standards for women, and revealed that she’s comfortable with her appearance now she’s in her 40s.

“The more you know yourself and accept yourself, the more you accept who you are and what you look like wholeheartedly,” she told People magazine of the valuable lessons she’s learnt over the years.

“I always think there’s sort of an irony that when you really accept yourself – physically – is when you have grey hair,” Gwyneth shared. “I do think there’s a truth to that.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the founder of lifestyle brand Goop said her GOOPGLOW beauty line is perfect for those who want to create a natural glow while staying at home during the Covid-19 lockdown.

“You can use them if you wear make-up and your make-up will look even better, but the GOOPGLOW line is really fantastic for people who want to get their skin to a place where they look naturally glowy and dewy and don’t have to wear makeup,” the Avengers: Endgame star said of the line, which she launched back in February.

The GOOPGLOW collection includes an overnight glycolic acid glow peel, a microderm exfoliator, body luminiser, and a powder supplement.

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Gwyneth Paltrow shares Goop’s indulgent Mother’s Day gift guide

Gwyneth Paltrow and her Goop team have compiled a Mother’s Day gift guide worth a jaw-dropping $85,000 (£68,300).The comprehensive list was released ahead of the special date, celebrated on 10 May in the U.S., and also features exclusive items with pr…

Gwyneth Paltrow and her Goop team have compiled a Mother’s Day gift guide worth a jaw-dropping $85,000 (£68,300).

The comprehensive list was released ahead of the special date, celebrated on 10 May in the U.S., and also features exclusive items with price tags that have left some fans reeling.

“Giving always feels good, but right now, sending someone a present, large or small, feels particularly so,” the lifestyle brand’s website reads, referring to the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown. “Whether you’re with the mom in question 24/7 or you’re really missing seeing her, these are the presents – and the great organisations to donate to in her name – we’re betting are going to delight, distract, and indulge her.”

The most expensive item on the 37-piece list is a stunning diamond-encrusted white gold $30,800 (£24,700) Cartier watch, with a blue alligator leather strap.

Other luxury products include an infrared sauna, with prices starting at $3,599 (£2,889), an Aerin backgammon set for $2,750 (£2,207), and a baby pink vintage Chanel bag with a price tag of $5,200 (£4,174).

And among the unusual recommendations is a distant energy healing session with therapist Caitlin Marino, an astrological chart reading from Heidi Rose, a Vesper vibrator necklace by Crave, and a 450-piece jigsaw puzzle by Jiggy which features drawings of women’s breasts.

However, it’s not just expensive items that make the list, as Gwyneth has also included some affordable items from her very own Goop Beauty range, such as the G. Tox 5 Salt Detox Body Scrub, $40 (£32), the Rose Quartz Soothing Face Massage Roller, $45 (£36), as well as her Goop Wellness dietary supplement variety pack for $30 (£24).

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Gwyneth Paltrow carving out time for self-care during lockdown

Gwyneth Paltrow is carving out time every day to indulge in some much-needed self-care during lockdown.The actress and Goop founder opened up to British Vogue about her routine while she’s self-isolating at home in Los Angeles during the coronavirus pa…

Gwyneth Paltrow is carving out time every day to indulge in some much-needed self-care during lockdown.

The actress and Goop founder opened up to British Vogue about her routine while she’s self-isolating at home in Los Angeles during the coronavirus pandemic.

Gwyneth is busy juggling life with her two kids, Apple, 15, and Moses, 14, who she shares with ex-husband Chris Martin, as well as working on her

lifestyle empire, and she confessed it was hard work.

“Between work, general anxiety, two teenagers and making sure everyone gets fed, making time for self-care can feel gratuitous,” the 47-year-old explained, but noted that self-care is more important than ever during this uncertain time.

“I try to carve out 20 minutes at the end of each day to draw a bath, put on a mask (I love our GOOPGLOW peel pads) and read, listen to a podcast or just text about Tiger King,” Gwyneth said, referencing the hit Netflix documentary series. “Often with a heavy pour of Japanese whiskey.”

The Oscar-winning actress has been working remotely after sending her entire staff home from Goop’s headquarters in Santa Monica when the lockdown was announced last month.

And while working from home in her kitchen, Gwyneth shared a rare photo of her and her children on Instagram, with the caption: “WFH with some moral support.”

She also posted a series of videos on Instagram Stories in honour of her son’s 14th birthday and revealed that his friends had even driven past their house to celebrate with the teenager.

“Socially distanced birthday parade for Moses!” Gwyneth wrote alongside the clips, which were filmed by her daughter Apple.

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Gwyneth Paltrow views controversial Goop candle as ‘feminist statement’

Gwyneth Paltrow has described her unique new candle as a “feminist statement”.The actress/entrepreneur launched the $75 (£58) product, cheekily called This Smells Like My Vagina, on her Goop website earlier this year. Soon after, the candle was comple…

Gwyneth Paltrow has described her unique new candle as a “feminist statement”.

The actress/entrepreneur launched the $75 (£58) product, cheekily called This Smells Like My Vagina, on her Goop website earlier this year. Soon after, the candle was completely sold-out, with curious customers having to sign up to a waiting list to get their hands on one.

But during an interview for Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night, Gwyneth shared that while the concept originally started out as a joke, she’s pleased with the message it conveys.

“So, Douglas Little, who is the owner of Heretic Parfum, we’re very close friends and we work together a lot – he does all of our fragrances. One day, we were smelling different fragrances and I was joking around, I smelled something, and I said, ‘This smells like my vagina,’ as a joke. But then I was like, ‘Wouldn’t be cool if somebody actually had the guts to do that. What a punk rock feminist statement to have that on your table?'” she stated. “And then he made it! I thought he just made me one as a joke but then, next thing I know, it was on my website.”

The candle, which is now back in stock online, features notes of geranium, bergamot, cedar, Damask rose, and ambrette seed.

And after some questioning from host Jimmy, the 47-year-old confirmed: “It’s not really supposed to smell like a vagina. A lot of women have grown up with a certain degree of shame or embarrassment around this part.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Gwyneth divulged that she was amused to find other brands already making their own versions.

“There was a Canadian candle company that made a candle called This Smells Like My Balls. And it was 25 per cent more expensive than this because of the wage gap!” she smiled.

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Gwyneth Paltrow hosts make-up-free Goop party for Hollywood pals

Gwyneth Paltrow asked guests to wear no make-up to her intimate Goop beauty event on Wednesday.The 47-year-old encouraged her famous friends, including Demi Moore and daughter Rumer Willis, Erin Foster, Kate Hudson, Rachel Zoe, and Samantha Ronson, to …

Gwyneth Paltrow asked guests to wear no make-up to her intimate Goop beauty event on Wednesday.

The 47-year-old encouraged her famous friends, including Demi Moore and daughter Rumer Willis, Erin Foster, Kate Hudson, Rachel Zoe, and Samantha Ronson, to arrive without wearing concealer, foundation, and mascara.

Instead, she told them they could enhance their natural complexion with her GOOPGLOW beauty products, such as their hyaluronic acid and vitamin C-infused serum.

“No make up, no filter. An amazing gathering of some of the best women on planet earth,” Gwyneth wrote on Instagram, alongside snapshots of the bash.

Before the event, guests received a three-piece GOOPGLOW starter kit, which featured five packs of skin-supporting ingestible powder supplements, an overnight peel, and body luminiser.

Attendees then dined on an antioxidant-boosting menu, with dishes including salmon steak with kale, and in between courses, Chinese medicine practitioner Laura Erlich offered treatments to target stress, sleep, and anxiety, according to Vogue.com.

Guests were also treated to a conversation, led by artist Alexandra Grant, about the perception of beauty and ageing.

“What an incredible night makeup-free with these extraordinary women. Thank YOU both for sharing your light, love and wisdom!” Demi wrote on social media, alongside a snap of her with Gwyneth and Alexandra. “Beauty is more than what you see, it is what you feel. So grateful to be included in such a powerful, memorable and meaningful evening! #goopglow.”

Gwyneth also took to Instagram to thank her guests for embracing her unusual request.

“A beautiful gathering in celebration of beauty just the way we come,” the Oscar winner gushed.

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Gwyneth Paltrow slams critics of her controversial candle

Gwyneth Paltrow has slammed those who have criticised her unique new candle.The 47-year-old launched the $75 (£58) product, cheekily called This Smells Like My Vagina, on her Goop website earlier this month. The candle, which features notes of geraniu…

Gwyneth Paltrow has slammed those who have criticised her unique new candle.

The 47-year-old launched the $75 (£58) product, cheekily called This Smells Like My Vagina, on her Goop website earlier this month.

The candle, which features notes of geranium, bergamot, cedar, Damask rose and ambrette seed, has completely sold out online, and curious customers have signed up to a waiting list to be first in line to get their hands on one.

But while Gwyneth’s latest candle has been the subject of jokes and memes on social media, she has now fired back at critics of her new venture and insisted that she simply wants women to be empowered to talk about sex.

“You saw the vaginas? It’s on everyone’s mind,” she told the audience at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show, according to Footwear News. “It never ceases to amaze me the amount of outrage that it will inspire in people on just women wanting to talk about their sexuality on any level.”

However, Oscar-winning star Gwyneth is happy to take the criticism, so long as she’s still able to make her voice heard.

“I would like to help dispel this idea that women should be kept down or can’t talk about what they want to, what they desire, and that women can be… intelligent and maternal and powerful and sexual all at the same time because we are.

“That I like. I don’t mind being punk rock in that way,” the mother-of-two laughed.

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Gwyneth Paltrow can’t get enough of peanut butter protein bars

Gwyneth Paltrow always keeps her fridge stocked with peanut butter protein bars.The actress and Goop entrepreneur has built up a reputation for her super healthy lifestyle in recent years, and has tried just about every food trend going, whether it be …

Gwyneth Paltrow always keeps her fridge stocked with peanut butter protein bars.

The actress and Goop entrepreneur has built up a reputation for her super healthy lifestyle in recent years, and has tried just about every food trend going, whether it be juice cleanses or low-carb diets.

Now, Gwyneth has opened up about her eating habits in a video for Harper’s Bazaar and explained that her go-to snack is a protein bar.

“If I’m in a rush, I’ll eat these delicious peanut butter protein bars,” she commented. “I can’t remember the name of them but you have to keep them in the refrigerator. I eat them all the time!”

Gwyneth went on to explain that she usually skips breakfast but will have a nutrient-packed smoothie after she hits the gym. She likes salads for lunch and keeps her energy up between meals by munching on cashews and pretzels, but there are a few foods she won’t eat.

“I’ve pretty much become more of an omnivore. There’s just a few things I won’t eat. I don’t like dill. I can’t stand dill. I don’t like to eat baby mammals, so I stay away from lamb and veal. I don’t eat octopus ’cause they’re super smart,” the 47-year-old explained.

As for dinner, the Oscar winner prefers to eat at home with her two children.

“I like to eat dinner on the early side. I always feel I don’t sleep very well if I go to sleep very full. I’ve gotten real geriatric about that – 6pm – 6.30pm (is) dinnertime. It feels good! I’ve been trying not to drink so much on weeknights because it’s such an easy habit to fall into… I usually have a Gibson – that’s kind of my new thing – it’s like a martini but with the cocktail onion. It’s very my father. Or I’ll have whiskey on the rocks… basically, I’m turning into an old Jewish man,” she joked.

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