Goop held an intimate summit in Los Angeles on Saturday. The first event in 2017 drew 600 of his Goop followers to his restored 30,000 square foot warehouse. This year, Gwyneth Paltrow invited guests to a much smaller, more personal space at Goop’s headquarters in Santa Monica, California, with a cap on attendance of 139 people.
“I’m happy to answer any questions,” Paltrow said during her first Ask Me Anything question-and-answer session of the day.
The audience — primarily white women who seemed to feel or seek a connection to Paltrow — asked questions about Paltrow’s personal life. They asked about her career pivot, life after “conscious separation” and advice on the college application process.
“This is the second time I’ve gone through something like this again. Well, we’re getting through it now. I have seniors,” said the actress, who had a baby with ex-husband Chris Martin. He spoke about his son Moses. Their oldest, Apple, is a college student.
“For example, my daughter was very focused in one place,” Paltrow said. And I think that’s completely the wrong approach. Get out on the road and see as many places as possible. ”
“We went through conscious uncoupling together, thank you. You are the reason my relationship with my ex-husband is still going strong and we didn’t traumatize our children,” the audience said. Told. “So my question to you is, what does it look like now that we’re older? Our kids are in college. We’re in a different relationship. What does it look like now that we’re older? Is that so?”
“My ex-husband and I are still very close,” Paltrow said. “We’ve turned it into a real family. I know it sounds really weird, but he’s like my brother now.” The room erupted in laughter.
“And it’s hard for people to understand, but I really made a promise to him that he would continue to be my family, and I think we suffer a lot less because of that,” she continued. Ta. “I think it’s incredibly painful for a woman to have her DNA mixed with a man, with no contact, no bitterness between them. I think it’s very, very difficult. And suffering. So if we can turn that into a different kind of relationship and family…that’s what we’ve been able to do, thank God.”
Through Goop, Paltrow has opened up about her life while expanding conversations, demystifying taboo topics, and making wellness experts accessible to a broader audience. On the business side, she is busy expanding her company. In September Paltrow added color cosmetics to her beauty line with Color Blur Her Glow Balm, which was on display for testing at the Summit. A month later, she introduced Good.clean.goop, a more affordable mass-market brand that launched at Target and Amazon. And she recently unveiled Goop Villa, a two-bedroom space filled with Goop merchandise at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. As a result of her efforts, she was awarded the 2023 CFDA Innovation Award.
“I hope I can shine a light on attempts to eliminate shame in certain areas, like how to have a more amicable divorce or women’s sexuality,” Paltrow said on Saturday. “I still feel that so many women have a really hard time figuring out who they really are and what they actually want.”
Perhaps that was the theme of the day. It’s about finding your true self and your desires. Of course, that came at a price. Day tickets cost $1,200, weekend passes cost $3,500 to $4,000 and include a two-night stay at Shutters on the Beach, a welcome dinner at Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, and a farewell brunch on Sunday. It contains.
After a guided meditation with Shelley Smith, the day began with a chat about nutrition (and the vaginal microbiome) with nutritionists Sheila Barlow and Maya Ferrer. “Maximizing your connection to yourself, others, and the larger world” with psychologist Tema Bryant-Davies, author of Homecoming: Overcome Fear and Trauma to Reclaim Your Whole, Authentic Self A lively session was held. And after the lunch break, brought to you by Goop Kitchen, of course, there was a talk with Kim Little of Moments of Space, an app that offers “eye-opening” meditations, and a chat with Paltrow’s friend and fellow actor. There was a celebrity panel discussion with Cameron Diaz (founder of organic wine brand Avaline), Olympic gold medalist track and field athlete Allyson Felix (founder of sports shoe brand Saysh), and Amy Griffin, founder of G9 Ventures. . The women discussed “redefining power.”
Diaz, who turned 51 on Aug. 30, said, “Getting older is a really great thing.” But I think resilience and vulnerability are real powers. ”
They captivated the audience, clapping enthusiastically and listening to every word.
“Imagine if women ran the world,” Diaz smiled.