Gwyneth Paltrow had a lot to be thankful for over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Having previously spoken about how much she’s been missing her teenage daughter since she left for college, the 50-year-old actress and Goop founder met with Apple and said she “had a great few days in New York” in an Instagram post on Sunday. . .
The mother-daughter duo spent quality time catching up while out and about, which included some shopping and eating out at some of their favorite restaurants.
Catching up: Gwyneth Paltrow, 50, reunited with her daughter Apple Martin, 18, over Thanksgiving weekend in New York City. The ladies fit in some shopping with a visit to Bergdorf Goodman
The proud mother documented one of her stops for lunch with a rare photo of Apple that he shared on his Instagram Stories.
“elios_restaurant_nyc always perfect,” Paltrow, 50, wrote above a photo of herself snuggling up to her daughter as they sat at their table.
The popular old-school Italian restaurant on the Upper East Side is known for its classic dishes and people-watching opportunities.
Dressed in a high-necked black top, the Oscar-winning actress flashed a beaming smile as she leaned next to the freshman college student, who wore a low-cut black dress as she showed off her playful side by making a face.
Missing her: Gwyneth look-alike daughter left for college for the first time over the summer
Out and About: Paltrow also posted a photo taken during her stop at Elio’s that didn’t fully capture her face, which appears to have been taken by Apple.
Tasty: The mother-daughter duo also stopped in for a meal at 53 Restaurant, which they shared “was so delicious” in an Instagram post
Tasty visit: the duo also got to sample the best they had to offer at the newly reopened Monkey Bar; scored the food ’10/10′ in an Instagram post
They also made pit stops for a tasty meal at 53 Restaurant and the recently reopened Monkey Bar, both in Midtown Manhattan.
The mother-daughter duo also had time to do some shopping, which included a visit to Bergdorf Goodman, the classic department store known for high-end designer clothing and shoes.
“Wow,” he quipped at the top of a photo he shared on Instagram Story moments after Apple made a new purchase.
Pals: During her tour of New York, Paltrow was able to meet her friend, Dr. Alejandro Junger, a Los Angeles cardiologist and author of the Clean health manual
Big moment: At the end, the Goop founder confessed that she “had a great few days in New York.”
During her tour of New York, Paltrow was able to meet with her friend, Dr. Alejandro Junger, a cardiologist from Los Angeles, founder of the Clean Program, and author of the best-selling Clean health manual.
The Shakespeare in Love star revealed that he ‘spotted my great old friend @alejandropjunger1’, within a photo of the two posing side by side while standing in front of a couple of shop windows.
The transition since Apple left the family nest for college has been a difficult adjustment for Paltrow.
‘It was horrible. It was really horrible, she admitted. People in October. She ‘she was sick to her stomach, bursting into tears.
Farewell: It appears Paltrow took a farewell photo of New York City from her plane seat on Sunday, en route back to Los Angeles.
Proud mom: Along with Apple, Paltrow also has a 16-year-old son, Moses, whom she shares with ex-husband and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin; the trio is seen in september
The Los Angeles native took solace in knowing that her daughter has been enjoying her time in college and that she is happy and “settled” in her new life.
The proud mother has not shared any details about where the older of her two sons goes to school or what he is studying.
Along with Apple, Paltrow also has a 16-year-old son, Moses, whom she shares with her ex-husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.
The Avengers actress has since remarried to TV writer-director-producer Brad Falchuk in September 2018 after dating for around four years.
Her love: The Oscar-winning actress married television writer-director-producer Brad Falchuk, 51, in September 2018 after four years of dating.