goop mag

    A mini dream of mine comes true this week as we introduce the first goop-zine. A little something for everyone, all in one issue.



    This week’s goop collaboration

    mud for goop -

    Winter Greens, Kabocha Squash & Peeled Pear Salad

    We mix endive, radicchio and arugula, but choose whatever’s in season at your local market for this satisfying (and pretty) winter salad. The thinly sliced kabocha allows you to enjoy a winter squash without the long cook time, and peeling the pear (instead of slicing it) doesn’t weigh down the leaves and adds just the right amount of sweet.

    Slice endive.

    Roast kabocha in a single layer.

    Add lettuces. Peel pear. Mix. Toss. Serve.


    for the salad

    • 1 small head of radicchio, sliced
    • 2 handfuls of arugula
    • 2-3 heads of endive, sliced
    • ½ kabocha squash, sliced into ¼ inch spears
    • ½ a pear
    • sea salt
    • freshly ground pepper
    • block of parmesan (optional)

    for the dressing

    • 1 shallot, sliced
    • ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
    • ½ cup olive oil


    1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Place kabocha slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Place in oven for about 5-8 minutes. Flip squash and cook for another 5-8 minutes, until lightly browned on each side. Remove and let cool to room temperature.

    2. Place lettuces in a large serving bowl. Using a potato peeler, peel the pear into light, translucent slices over the leaves. Do the same with the parmesan if desired, adding as much as you'd like. Add the squash, salt and pepper to taste and drizzle the dressing. Toss and serve.

    Photography by Ali Allen.

    New Opening!

    For all you NYC expats missing a city classic,
    Balthazar London opens this week in Covent Garden. The interior is hauntingly familiar...

    To The Movies

    Here's a roundup of some really rad cinemas around the globe. Each city has its distinct theater style, from indie-focused and a little rough-around-the-edges NYC to super posh viewing in London, a Japanese pagoda in Paris and more...

    New York City

    Sunshine Cinema

    143 East Houston St.

    It's all about offbeat independent film at the Lower East Side's beloved Sunshine Cinema, where comfortable but not exactly luxury environs are very much in tune with the neighborhood. What’s great here is their midnight showings, where you'll find some great classics on view in addition to whatever else they feel like showing.

    Angelika Film Center

    18 West Houston St.

    Angelika has been on the corner of West Houston and Broadway since the '80's and shows the best of indie and foreign films, with bigger, current titles plus documentaries mixed in. The theater retains a really intimate feel, making it an ideal place to come alone. There's also a great café on the ground floor (open to the public) to grab a drink and chat about the film if you're coming with friends. Check out their blog for movie news, exclusive interviews and more.


    Everyman Cinema

    One of Britain’s oldest independent theater groups, Everyman, with cinemas in Hampstead, Belsize Park, Maida Vale and more, knows how to entertain. These cinemas are known for their comfortable and stylish interiors –armchair or couch seating comes complete with foot stool and a side table for that glass or wine and gourmet snack (no fake-buttered popcorn or boxed chocolate to be found).

    Electric Cinema

    191 Portobello Road
    020 7908 9696

    Re-opened after a brief fire closure at the end of last year, Electric is one of London's most iconic theaters. Open since the 1930's in Notting Hill, the experience here is like watching a movie in a very posh friend's living room. The seating and amenities are much like the ones offered at Everyman - cocktails, fancy snacks and all.

    Los Angeles

    Arclight Hollywood

    6360 Sunset Blvd.

    Our one multiplex on the list, the Arclight offers a unique blockbuster experience. Home to the iconic Cinerama Dome, the interiors here are a few steps above your average multiplex and include a top-notch sound system and a reserved seating policy to avoid the stumbling-around-in-the-dark-to-find-a-seat routine. That you can bring wine in with you to the showing makes it even better.


    La Pagode

    57 Bis, rue de Babylone
    01 45 55 48 48

    This lovely little secret in the 7th was originally a Japanese pagoda built in 1895, and still retains its Japanese architecture and surrounding gardens where you can enjoy a tea after the film. The selection here is of the arthouse, foreign, independent new release variety, with the occasional retrospective à la Alfred Hitchcock.

    San Francisco

    Foreign Cinema

    2534 Mission St.

    A very San Fran experience, this place serves really great food (dinner and weekend brunch) while screening equally great foreign and indie films in the outdoor courtyard. Dinner and a movie, in one shot.


    Cine Thisio

    St. Paul 7, Thissio

    The movie scene in Athens is defined by its array of outdoor summer cinemas, and Cine Thisio, overlooking the Acropolis, is one of the most impressive. They show English-language new releases here (with subtitles) and classics. Don’t miss their homemade speciality cocktail, made with sour cherries.

    Tried & Tested

    We receive all kinds of products on a weekly basis to check out for goop. We try them all and here are a few skincare items that have passed the test.

    HealGel Intensive

    This gel, developed by a group of cosmetic and plastic surgeons, was created to reduce the appearance of scars, rashes, dry spots and even small wrinkles. We’ve tried it for each one of these ailments and have been impressed with the results.

    Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels

    Disposable patches for the under-eye area. These are great for when you're especially tired and have some puffiness. In our experience, after 10 minutes, we've removed to reveal smoother, moisturized and de-puffed skin.

    Tatcha Ageless Enriching Renewal Cream

    Tatcha’s founder, Victoria Tsai, spent time in Japan studying Geisha beauty rituals in order to develop her line of skincare. This is a great all-round moisturizer, which can be applied day or night – not too oily or thick.

    Caudalíe S.O.S Thirst-Quenching Serum

    As the name suggests, this is a super moisturizing serum for when skin is feeling super dry. Take it on the plane and use day and night during the winter when skin is prone to dryness. It contains polyphenols which have anti-oxidant properties you can read more about right here.

    MooGoo’s How Now Brown Cow

    Not your usual fake and bake, MooGoo is a unique skincare company from Australia (though they ship all over) that makes this gradual tanning cream that gives you a subtle, gradual tan while moisturizing at the same time.

    Aerial Yoga

    Anti-gravity yoga was developed by Christopher Harrison, who runs studios throughout the U.S., including a Training Lab in NYC, with structured AntiGravity classes.

    We spent an afternoon in Richard Holroyd’s intimate studio that houses four AntiGravity Hammocks - basically a hammock made of silk that you can lie, hang, stretch in and more.

    At first, we just got used to being in the swing - part of what makes it so special is the sense of suspension.

    Then Richard showed us several moves with the hammock. In comparison to other yoga classes, the moves felt constructive without feeling like a chore.

    This "pose" came at the end of the session, and consisted of lying in the hammock with eyes closed – so relaxing. For Richard (and what we experienced) Aerial Yoga is all about:

    • Deep relaxation, giving your nervous and cardiovascular system a rest
    • Deep stretches with minimal effort
    • Core muscles get a gentle workout as you move in and out of the poses while suspended
    • A sense of connection between your mind and body
    • Playfulness and creativity
    • Experiencing a natural way of moving - As Richard says, "It's 360° rather than the backwards and forwards and side to side you might experience daily at a desk."

    At Home

    Richard also does one-to-one sessions in a location of your choosing. He brings this crazy looking tent...

    On Jealousy

    A few months ago, we got a request from one of our readers to delve into the topic of jealousy - "I have never seen a goop on the issue of jealousy, but I think the lifestyle gurus' input and advice on how to combat this pervasive emotion would be very relevant for a lot of readers." We asked Monica Berg to take the topic on and here’s what she has to say:

    "Let’s face it, although it’s not our intention, sometimes we are most jealous of those we love... but if we realized what is at stake we would make a conscious effort to shy away from this negative feeling. We all at some point in our lives feel jealous or envious towards other people, but it is when we start acting on those jealous feelings when it becomes unhealthy and potentially dangerous."

    "Since the dawn of time, jealousy has been as prevalent an emotion as love. It is a central and common theme in many films, fiction (Shakespeare called it the Green-eyed monster) and other art forms throughout history. Biblically, jealousy is a common narrative, too. Think about Cain and Abel, the two sons of Adam. Cain killed his younger brother in a jealous rage. Perhaps not quite as romantic to talk about or express if you possess it, but it is inevitably something we all feel—to some degree—but prefer to keep silent about."

    "When we become consumed with the pervading idea that we lack things, we slowly become blind to what it is that we already have, and we become ungrateful for the gifts we have."

    "Let’s stop to define jealousy, which is either resentment of someone enjoying success or advantage, or is the fear of losing something you feel is yours (rightly or wrongly) to someone else—your spouse, your best friend… Ralph Hupka, Professor of Psychology at California State University says that, 'Jealousy is an anticipatory emotion. It seeks to prevent loss.'"

    "'Maybe he’ll fall in love with his bubbly receptionist and leave me'; 'She’s going to lunch with her ex-boyfriend, obviously she’s still attracted to him'; 'He’ll come home and tell me he wants a divorce'; 'Obviously she’ll get the promotion! She is such a brown-noser'... Whatever movie we have created in our heads, we will always find people or situations to support our story. What is the story you tell yourself? Do you believe that you are unlovable and soon your partner will find you out? What is at the core of your jealous feelings?"

    "No one wants a jealous partner, sibling, colleague or friend, and nobody enjoys feeling jealous or living out his or her jealousy with bizarre and hurtful behavior. Nothing can ruin a relationship faster than jealousy. The ever-pressing question is; how can we overcome jealousy?"

    "Solution 1: COMMUNICATION. Be emotionally intelligent with yourself first and those that are important to you, because no one can read your mind. If you are feeling jealous, be open with yourself about your intentions. Do you feel more deserving to be in that new position at work? Do you have cause to think your partner is cheating? Have you been cheated on before? Very often we are unaware of what is going on subconsciously. It is up to you to find the root of your insecurity and then address it. Don't hide what it is - it doesn't have to be a deep secret that you carry."

    "Solution 2: TRUST. Jealousy comes out of a lack of trust; lack of trust in the process of life, in your partner, in yourself. Lack of trust breeds insecurity, which creates jealousy; we stifle these feelings because they are uncomfortable. It’s a vicious circle, and as long as our thoughts and energy are clearly focused on what we could lose, that is exactly what will happen, and this is the cold hard truth about jealousy; it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy."

    "Solution 3: TAKE ACTION. It is paramount that we prevent ourselves from fixating on what we don't have and rather shift our perspective to the fact that our desires can and are revealing themselves through our daily actions. The big question and hard truth is, “How are we spending our days?” What we desire should be a source of inspiration, which provides us with the power, motivation and ability to work toward and manifest (no matter how big or small)."

    "If the Green-eyed monster shows his face, remember that jealousy can be an extraordinarily powerful tool if we use it to propel ourselves to get what we most desire. Instead of being afflicted with envy, rather use this powerful energy of envy to help you work towards what will actually bring you more of what you desire and less of what you feel you lack."

    "Emotions are simply something we experience, but we do not have to become them. See the jealousy you feel as a signal that something in you warrants your awareness, bring it to your consciousness and use it to bring about positive change; be it in your relationships with yourself or those you hold dearest to you."

    Monica Berg is a spiritual teacher, writer and guide who specializes in assisting people as they identify and overcome life’s challenges so they can reach their greatest potential. Monica is one of the founders of Raising Malawi, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping orphans and challenged youth throughout Malawi. To learn more from Monica, you can watch her classes on, or visit her blog.

    What’s On Now

    New York City

    Luigi Ghirri - Kodachrome

    Luigi Ghirri, clockwise from top, Ile Rousse, Bologna, and Reggio Emilia from the Kodachrome series. © Estate of Luigi Ghirri, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery

    March 6th – April 20th
    Matthew Marks Gallery
    526 West 22nd St.

    ConfettiSystem: 100 Arrangements

    Installation views of CONFETTISYSTEM: 100 Arrangements at MoMA PS1, 2013. Photo: Matthew Septimus

    Through March 31st
    22-25 Jackson Ave. at the intersection of 46th Ave.

    Wolfgang Laib

    Wolfgang Laib. Pollen from Hazelnut in the Marron Atrium at The Museum of Modern Art, 2013. Photo: Jason Mandella

    Through March 31st
    11 West 53rd St.


    Juergen Teller - Woo!

    • Juergen Teller, Pettitoe, Suffolk, 2011; Smiling Ed, London 2005; Teenager, Suffolk 2010 © Juergen Teller

    • Juergen Teller, Pettitoe, Suffolk, 2011; Smiling Ed, London 2005; Teenager, Suffolk 2010 © Juergen Teller

    • Juergen Teller, Pettitoe, Suffolk, 2011; Smiling Ed, London 2005; Teenager, Suffolk 2010 © Juergen Teller

    Through March 17th
    Institute of Contemporary Arts
    The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

    Barbara Nessim - An Artful Life

    Barbara Nessim, Ancient Beauty and Star Girl

    Through May 19th
    Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL
    020 7942 2000

    P.S. Her book is out with Abrams this month...

    Ballet Revolución

    March 6th – 23rd
    Peacock Theatre
    Portugal St, London, WC2A 2HT
    0844 871 0091

    Roy Lichstenstein - A Retrospective

    Roy Lichtenstein, Oh, Jeff... I Love You, Too... But... 1964, Collection Simonyi © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/DACS 2012

    Through May 27th
    Tate Modern
    Bankside, London SE1 9TG
    020 7887 8888


    Peter Shire - Tea for Two Hundred

    Peter Shire, Cherry Blossom Pink, 2006, Earthenware, glazes, stainless Steel, 36 x 28 1/2 x 19 inches, Photo by Amy Stevenson and Peter Shire, Ken’s Party, 1991, Steel and polyester enamel, 28 x 32 x 11 in., Courtesy of the artist

    Through April 3rd
    Santa Monica Museum of Art
    2525 Michigan Ave.

    Jason Schmidt - Some Los Angeles Artists

    Clockwise from top: Jason Schmidt, Raymond Pettibon, 2002 | Jason Schmidt, Ed Ruscha, 2003 |
    Jason Schmidt, John Baldessari, 2009

    Through March 17th
    MOCA Grand Ave.
    8687 Melrose Ave.

    This week’s goop collaboration

    mud for goop -

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