The Daily T LOunge for April 24, 2020

Posted on April 24, 2020

The Jane Bar and Restaurant, Antwerp, Belgium


It’s light! It’s airy! It’s roomy and comfy and there is alcohol! Darlings, what more could you possibly want out of a lounge? We’ve got a few fun things on the schedule for today, including a podcast and a review of a new show, so while we’re being busy little blogger bees, pull yourself up to the bar or settle yourself into a seat you plan on staying in for the next few hours. It’s Friday (no, really) and we’ve decided that “getting up and moving around” is overrated – for today. After all, why call it a lounge if you can’t do a little lounging, areweright?

Our staff of beautiful waitrons will happily fill any order you request. Please peruse today’s specials on the Menu of Distractions:


How to Trim Your Bangs at Home

This is a tutorial for people who have straight or wavy bangs. If you don’t already have bangs, stop reading now.


Escape With Me Into the Trippy World of 1930s Musicals

The old Hollywood spectacle — with its fantasias, tap numbers and heavenly music — lets us forget our troubles. Shall we dance?
We all could use some laughs as well as beauty, joy, another reality. Recently, musicals have become my great escape, because, well, they’re s’wonderful, filled with affairs of the heart and body, toe-tapping rhythms, witty lyrics and syncopated motion. The stories invariably turn on couples (or matchmakers) and play like courtships: Guy and gal meet, they dance, sing, kiss, argue. Then they dance again, beautifully, because it is always fair weather in the musical even when it’s storming outside. Here are five from the 1930s, the decade when movies went from all talking to all singing and dancing.


Visiting Vintage Paris, Virtually

First stop: The spectacular Paris World’s Fair of 1900, where you can gawk at flying machines, diesel engines, talking films, escalators, and the first audio recorder, called a telegraphone.


Princess Anne’s Best Repeat Outfits

She may be the Princess Royal, but she is the queen of rewearing her clothes.
Before Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle made sartorial statements rewearing their favorite Catherine Walker coats or Philip Treacy fascinators, there was Princess Anne. The Princess Royal and the Queen’s only daughter is one of the hardest working members of the royal family and known for her no-nonsense attitude. So it’s no surprise that her wardrobe is full of investment pieces she’s been rewearing since as far back as the 1970s when she was in her 20s. But even though she’s practical and holds onto her clothes for years, it’s not all beige coat dresses for her. An under-appreciated style icon of the royal family, Princess Anne is certainly not one to shy away from bright colors or bold patterns.


How to Get Your Kids to Treat You Like Their Teacher

Here’s how to create a space and habits that keep kids engaged with schoolwork at home.
My daughter’s preschool teacher once told me that she’s the ideal student: she listens, she’s polite and she’s friendly to everyone. Fabulous. At home, when I’m her teacher, I’m struggling with all of the above.


Why Your Pet Is Acting Like a Weirdo During Quarantine

Their owners being at home 24/7 “does increase the number of opportunities for interactions a pet may not feel comfortable with,” she says. At least for dogs, the sudden spike in foot traffic outside their homes as people walk their pets more frequently is raising their alarms that an intruder is coming: “Everyone being out with their dogs can make dogs feel much less safe in their homes.”


And finally, an utterly fabulous time-waster:



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