Give us Gwyneth's perfect day in Madrid. "I would sleep late
and then go down to the drawing room of Santa Mauro and have some
How late would you sleep? "Late. Like noon. Then I'd walk
around, go to museums, walk through the parks. Then visit the
Prado or La Reina Sofía. Then meet friends for lunch, which takes a
good long time. Then maybe just keep walking. If the weather is
good, it is so nice to sit outside in a cafe and while away the
afternoon. The old part of Madrid is really cool for walking
around. There are a lot of little alleyways and streets with shops
and cafes and tapas bars. Then you go home and rest, take a bath or
whatever, and you go out to dinner late. Then you go to a bar, like
Marula Café, or to a disco, like Fortuny. Spain is really the only
country where I go out to a disco still. Because I go out with my
siblings from my exchange family and there is a big pack of us.
They are so full of life. We all go and stay out dancing until 4 in
What's something funny or interesting that's happened to you in
Madrid? "Once, I ran into Shaquille O'Neal. This is way before
I was famous, but he was obviously famous. I was out with a bunch
of friends, and we saw him in an outdoor cafe or outdoor bar. This
was in, like, 1993. We got our picture with him and everything."
On the Road with Gwyneth Paltrow
What do you never leave home without?
"My iPod, a big bottle of water, comfortable walking shoes, and a
What kind of moisturizer?
"There's a woman in London named Amanda Lacey who makes these great
oils for your face. So I use those. Cecilia has a really great
anti-aging moisturizer, too. The anti-aging [part] really keeps the
free radicals and all that off your skin."
Anything you always wear while traveling?