2.26.2009

GO - Paris {Goop}

I had to share the following story that warmed my heart this morning.
In this week's Goop newsletter Gwyneth has written a touching tribute to her father.

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Paris
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.
{Image and Text Courtesy of Goop. More found here}.

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Is there a trip that stands out from your childhood or a place that is particularly special to you?

3 comments:

anonymously chic said...

puerto rico is special to me...i used to spend the summers w/my grandparents there. we ate food from the farm every night and one of the most beautiful beaches was only 5 minutes away! those were the days.

Callie Grayson said...

how sweet is that!! I will have to go over and catch up on goop!

Courtney said...

Oh wow: what great memories of puerto rico. I have a similar ones of time spent in Hawaii when I was young. We stayed in a condo with my Nana and Papa and shopped at the markets. It was so peaceful. Indeed: those were the days.

I love my weekly Goop fix. It always puts a smile on my face.

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