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When you’re not sure what to cook for dinner or you just can’t decide what the swankiest hotel in Paris is, or even if you’re looking to add a new supplement to your diet, who do you turn to? Do you blindly Google the answer or check random blogs? No, of course not. You go straight to the queen of life, Ms. Gwyneth Paltrow.

While on a little getaway last weekend, Paltrow made another great discovery that she just had to share with all her faithful followers. The location? A little place in Newfoundland and Labrador called Fogo Island. Heard of it?

Dinner spot #heaven #newfoundland #fogo

A photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on

#endoftheearth

A video posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on

Oh wait. Yes, we have heard of it. In fact, many Canadians–dare we say, most Canadians–have heard of it. Maybe you remember it from the heavy news coverage in 2012 when Fogo Island native Zita Cobb was returning to the island to build an enormous and luxurious inn? It was pretty big news then.

Fogo Island Inn
Fogo Island Inn

Or maybe you remember it from last November when Rick Mercer took a trip to Fogo Island for his show, flew a kite and talked about how the destination is becoming increasingly popular. His exact words were, ‘the world is beating a path to its door.’

Or maybe you remember it from when our very own Prime Minister, the Great Honorable Justin Trudeau, spent his Easter vacation there with his family.


In fact, we were just talking about Fogo Island two weeks ago.

Thank goodness for Gwyneth Paltrow though and her eye for everything trendy. After her Instagram post, ‘Fogo Island’ started trending almost instantly. Now that Gwyn has called it ‘Heaven,’ the world can start appreciating that little island. Thanks, Goop.

Just something to keep in mind about hidden Canadian gems: you haven’t been discovered until you’ve been discovered by an American.