Gwyneth Paltrow has heaped praise on Stella Mccartney, insisting the designer is the best pal a woman could have. The actress reveals her thoughtful friend is always dreaming up great parties and picking her up when she feels down. Paltrow says, "Stella's the kind of friend who calls me on the anniversary of my dad's death. "When I was pregnant with my daughter, she said to me, `You sort of eloped, so we never got to do anything. Why don't we go to my house in the country for the weekend?' "When I got there, all my high school friends were there. She had plastered my room with pictures from growing up, and she organised amazing games."