In 2008 Gwyneth Paltrow launched the popular lifestyle site Goop which is a golden source of all things good.
My favourite thing about the site is the wide range of things available on it, whether you want to buy a nice pair of jeans or find out which chocolate is best for you, or even look up a healthy recipe then this site has something for you. Paltrow is known for her style and elegance, and this site, which she curates, matches her perfectly.
Here are a four of my favourite posts:
1. The Goop Good For You Chocolate Guide
I mean who would not like to find a chocolate that is good for you, and if that’s not enough for you then this golden site has a mouthwatering image to invite you into this post. Scientist Dr Sara Gottfried talks about the health benefits of chocolate which includes: lowering levels of the stress hormone cortisol, raising serotonin levels, improving cardiovascular health and brain function, as well as lowering inflammation (plus many more). The only downside is that the chocolate is healthier for you the higher the cacao percentage – not good for all those people out there like me who prefers milk chocolate. You can take a look at this post here: http://goop.com/the-good-for-you-chocolate-guide/
2. Where Stress Gets Stuck in Your Body – and How to Release It
Everyone has stress in their life – for me it is upcoming exams, and anything that will help me get rid of this stress is definitely worth a look. Time is something I never have enough of, but taking some time out of my day to be spiritual and simply ‘be’ was blissful. The post has five fairly short videos about various stress containers and how to get rid of the stress they contain. Jill Willard and Lauren Roxburgh take you through the various meditative poses and by the end I was feeling…mmmm…quite simply relaxed
3. The Classic London Guide
As an English blogger, I was pleased to see a post containing the best places to eat, sleep, stay and buy books at (because who would not want to go to a really beautiful bookstore in our capital city?)! The post has a number of sub-categories, so take the time and explore so you can make the most of your trip. It’s time to go to some of the hidden gems, the independents, and the simply beautiful. Relax and enjoy. If you’re familiar with other cities, you’ll have to let me know if those guides are useful as well (I’m sure they are – but I’d love to hear from a local).
4. The Spring Fiction Reading Guide
As an avid reader (as you may have guessed from the multitude of book reviews and my love of the fact that the London Guide has a whole section on bookshops) this was a wonderful post to read. It covers a wide selection of books to carry you through the Spring season. Every genre is covered with books from ‘Perfect Little World’ by Kevin Wilson to debut novel ‘The Futures’ by Anna Pitoniak. I haven’t had the chance to read any yet – if anyone else has I’d love some recommendations for where to start.
The website also has some other sections which you should definitely explore! Let me know if you find a really interesting post in the comment section below.
Have a wonderful week!
Photos all courtesy of www.goop.com