The Daily T LOunge for August 28, 2020

Posted on August 28, 2020

Franco’s Bar – Positano, Italy


Ooof. Yes. We want. There. To go. At the now.

Sorry. We’re not wording so good. Can we all just focus on the above for a few minutes?

Okay. Now that we’ve had a moment, we can use our words again and inform you that today is FRIDAY. The end of the worst week in human history! Yea, us!

Just kidding. This was only the tenth-worst week in human history. Hello! Let’s celebrate that! We’re off to eat our feelings and maybe put a little whiskey in our coffee, but we’ll be back shortly with plenty of distracting content for you, we promise. Until then, talk amongst yourselves! Eat your feelings! Pour a glug or two into your cup! Responsible, healthy living seems like a quaint idea so screw it. Give us the friend foods and the heroin!

Aw, we’re just kidding. Grab a seat, grab a friend to hold on to, or just grab yourself. As we said, IT’S FRIDAY!!!!!


Strength in Numbers: Meet 67 People Who Make Fashion Happen
It Takes an Industry
Whether described as an industry, a community, or even a whole world, fashion is bigger than the designers and models who fill the pages of Vogue. Behind the scenes, there’s a vibrant patchwork of talent at play: assistants, store clerks, personal shoppers, tailors, students, set designers, and dozens of others who make fashion happen. Here, as part of our September issue, Vogue salutes these unsung heroes, dressed in fall’s standout looks.


Mexican Model Karen Vega Is Bringing Oaxacan Pride to the Fashion World
Vega was born and raised in a small southern village in Oaxaca, Mexico, where she still currently lives. “It has a lot of folklore and traditions,” she says. “From when we were young, we participated in all of our community’s traditional festivities, so we grew up singing, dancing, and enjoying the celebrations. Living here is very inspiring because there is always a lot of color and artistic expression everywhere.” Vega only began modeling professionally recently, but she’s been dabbling in the profession since she was a child.


This E.R. Doctor Was Barred From Donating Plasma After Having COVID-19 Because He Is Gay
For the last six months, Dr. Dillon Barron has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic at St. Francis Hospital on Chicago’s North Side. Early on in the pandemic, he and his partner, Eric Seelbach, both tested positive for COVID-19, quarantining together at home until they made a full recovery. Now, Dr. Barron finds himself in another unfortunate position: His plasma donation has been denied because he is gay.


My Autistic Brother Made Me Who I Am
Family is non-refundable, but one influencer flouted that idea when she ‘rehomed’ her adopted autistic son.
According to a 2016 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in 54 children in the U.S. were diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that year. Not every autistic child is the same, something I wish more people understood. Often when I tell people my brother is autistic, they envision Leonardo DiCaprio in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape or maybe Freddie Highmore in The Good Doctor.


The Gloomers Are Here — and They’re Ready to Vote
Gen Z, or the Gloomers, as we’ll call them, cares less about political parties and more about action. So who will they cast their votes for in 2020?
Sadie Reynolds, 18, was born just three weeks after September 11. She was in first grade when 2008’s financial crisis launched The Great Recession, and just starting high school the year Donald Trump entered the Oval Office.
This fall, Reynolds will be among the first crop of voters to belong to Generation Z, who in total will make up one in 10 eligible voters. To say that Gen Z or the Zoomers — as journalists, marketers, and Twitter personalities alike have dubbed them — are ready for America to turn the page on the dysfunction and injustice they’ve witnessed so far would be an understatement, if you ask Reynolds. “We just feel like the world was handed to us on fire,” Reynolds says. “We want change, and we want change now.”


Rare details about the Queen and Prince Philip’s first meeting have finally been revealed
The Queen and Prince Philip are one of the most talked-about couples in the world, with their 73-year marriage being the longest in British royal history.
Despite now both being in their nineties, the royal couple still makes headlines on the regular, from their isolating in Windsor Castle over the coronavirus induced lockdown to their current summer holiday in Balmoral, Scotland.
This week, it was their first meeting that made news, as a recent documentary revealed previously unknown details about the occasion.


10 of the UK’s most beautiful gardens to visit
Looking for a glorious garden to explore on a day out or staycation? Check out a few of our favourites
Britain is home to countless gardens that are open to visitors to enjoy and we’ve rounded up 10 of of our favourites for you to explore on your next day trip or staycation.
Inviting you to witness their vibrant flower and plant displays and get inspiration for your own outdoor space or simply soak up the ambience for pleasure, these UK gardens are just some of the ones worth seeing.
With plenty of charm and character, you’ll find impressive ‘outdoor rooms,’ walled gardens, herbaceous borders and more at these stunning gardens around the country.


The Dual History of Poisonous Flowers
From ancient times through today, the same blooms used to harm have also proved healing.
Perhaps the attraction of poisonous plants is how they subvert our anthropocentric view of the world. We believe we hold dominion over all, and yet these delicate growths have the power to transform, even control us. Silka Rittson-Thomas, an art curator and the creative director of the TukTuk Flower Studio in London, notes that angel’s trumpet, native to the tropics, was coveted in Victorian England, where ladies of the leisure class cultivated it in conservatories, catching drops of the flowers’ nectar in their teacups for a rebellious buzz. Part of the thrill is the proximity of beauty to danger, fragility to force; Rittson-Thomas likewise covers the ground of her orchard in the Cotswolds with blood-red common poppies, cousins to the powerful opium poppy, which carry their own soporific tinge. En masse, they appear “resilient and moody,” she says, “flaunting their uncountable heads.”


College Is Everywhere Now
Yale students in Barbados. Michigan students in Brooklyn. Berkeley students in Las Vegas? Off-campus housing is way off-campus now.
As the fall semester begins, many college students will be attending classes from the relative safety of their family homes. Others have arrived to live on university campuses, with varying amounts of success; even schools that enforce strict social distancing guidelines are seeing outbreaks of the coronavirus. But some students are pursuing a third option: Renting giant houses with friends — sometimes in far-flung locales — and doing school remotely, together. Call it the rise of the college collab house.”



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