It's GOOP: See

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I shall never grow tired of Gwyneth Paltrow’s weekly e-mails on how to improve my lifestyle. I will share them with you, as long as they continue to be ridiculous, which should be forever. My comments, as usual, (are in italics and parenthesis.)

“Here are some suggestions for several interesting exhibitions to go see, possibly in a city near you. Some of them I have been to and loved. And some of them came from friends who I trust in all matters of culture. (Read: My gays.)

“I’ve also included some of my favorite websites that everyone can take a look at no matter where they live. (The Internet is wonderful. You can live in New York and visit a Web site based in, say, Philadelphia, without having to get in your car and go to Philadelphia. I didn’t know this until someone just explained it to me.) The only one that is not free is Zagat, which I have an obsession with. I literally do not go out to eat until I reference it (it’s a thing I may need to get over). (One time I could not find my Zagat and I starved for two weeks.) I love Epicurious and Chow for other foodie-related things. For off-the-beaten-track home and kitchen things, (yeah, I’m big on “things” too; love “things”), I like the Handpicked Collection and CB2, as well as Williams-Sonoma and Divertimenti. Sometimes I window shop on Net-a-Porter or Matches when my kids are asleep. (I would never look at the Internet while my kids are awake. What if they looked at a page about Philadelphia and then were transported there by the Internet? I would never forgive myself.)

“I am also loving Jamie Oliver’s new show on Channel 4 in the U.K., Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food. You can watch the full episodes on the website. (Even if I don’t live in the U.K.? Wha-wha-what!?!)

“The absolute best thing to see at the moment is the changing leaves. I’ve just come back from a week in New York where the trees looked ablaze. (If you like blazing trees, come to L.A. this fall.) If you live in a place where the seasons change, enjoy this time of year! (It’s GOOP! Live life to its thingy-est!)”

New York City
New Museum, Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton
Until January 11, 2009

Guggenheim Museum, Catherine Opie: Icehouses and Surfers
Until January 7, 2009

Whitney Museum of American Art, Alexander Calder:
The Paris Years 1926- 1933
Until February 15, 2009

P.S.1, Yael Bartana
Until January 19, 2009

Galerie Lelong, Petah Coyne
Until December 13, 2008

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in
Contemporary Photography
Until March 22, 2009

Tate Modern, Rothko
Until February 1, 2009

Tate Modern, Cildo Meireles
Until January 11, 2009

Tate Britain, Francis Bacon
Until January 4, 2009

Ransom Contemporary Art, Katherine Bernhardt
Until November 30, 2008

Madrid (when the hell is anyone normal going to be in Madrid?)
Prado Museum, Rembrandt
Until January 6, 2009

Thyssen Museum, 1914! The Avant-Garde and the Great War
Until January 11, 2009

Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum, Dissidances. Nancy Spero
Until January 5, 2009

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Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective
Until January 5, 2009

Honor Fraser Gallery, Tom Wesselmann
November 1 – December 20, 2008 

Gage Gallery, Aftermath: War is Only Half the Story
Until January 9, 2009

Museum of Science and Industry, Smart Home: Green + Wired
Until January 4, 2009

New Orleans
Seven-day, annual contemporary architecture and art event
December 8-14, 2008

Prospect.1 New Orleans [P.1] Largest biennial of international contemporary art ever organized in the U.S.
Until January 18, 2009 

Next week we find perfect options for the very versatile, very essential part of any womans wardrobe (mine, anyway) – the little black dress. (Looking forward to it, Gwyn.)