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Gwyneth Paltrow Made a Trailer for a Party She Threw

It's not really weird that Gwyneth Paltrow threw an "English garden party" in the Hamptons where a bunch of her super rich friends hung out and played with children and watched Blythe Danner do the "Gangnam Style" dance while a four-piece bluegrass band plays on. But it's kind of weird that Cameron Diaz got an invite.

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Isn't she too burp-y for that kind of sophistication?

An English Garden Party [YouTube]

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It's been awhile since I've done this, so here goes.

A few of my all-time favorite Gwyneth quotes:

"I'd rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a tin."

"When I pass a flowering zucchini plant in a garden, my heart skips a beat."

"I don't really have drunk friends. My friends are kind of adult..."

"I basically love anything that comes in a hot dog bun... except hot dogs."

"I would rather die than let my kid eat Cup-a-Soup."

"Could I use some butter and cheese and eggs in my cooking without going down some kind of hippie shame spiral? Yes. Of course I could."

"St. Marks Bookshop is in NYU territory and so it's no surprise it stocks a bevvy of scholarly titles in Cultural Theory."

"We've got a wood-burning pizza oven in the garden — a luxury, I know, but it's one of the best investments I've ever made... One evening when I had my wood-burning stove going I realized I hadn't thought of dessert."

"Some days I feel like everyone in my world has plugged themselves into my kidneys. I'm so tired."

"When you go to Paris and your concierge sends you to some restaurant because they get a kickback, it's like, 'No. Where should I really be? Where is the great bar with organic wine? Where do I get a bikini wax in Paris?'"

"One cold wintry day in London, I was dreaming about salad nicoise—one of my favorites."

"I've found that the best hangover remedy can be a hot and cold spa treatment. The original would be the traditional Turkish Hamman, but you can find this kind of treatment at spas all over the world."

"During the strict macrobiotic chapter of my life, I ate miso soup every day for breakfast and sometimes with dinner as well."

"I first had a version of this at a Japanese monastery during a silent retreat—don't ask, it's a long story."

"I had my first bowl of gazpacho when I was fifteen in Spain, and the impression it made was a lasting one."

"I don’t hold on to fear as much as I used to, because I’ve learned a lot about genuinely not caring what strangers think about me. It’s very liberating. It’s very empowering, and I’ve learned a lot of that from Jay—Shawn Carter—Z."

"I'm just a normal mother with the same struggles as any other mother..."

"Beauty fades! I just turned 29, so I probably don't have that many good years left in me."

“I am who I am. I can’t pretend to be somebody who makes $25,000 a year.”

She is a gem and a national treasure.