T LOunge for April 19th, 2021

Posted on April 19, 2021

Kailo Bar and Restaurant – London, England


Darlings, what could be more perfect for this unholy day than a LOunge that lets in a lot of sunlight, but doesn’t distract you with any views of the outside world? Find something plush and padded and plant your heinie on it. Do people still say “heinie?” You never hear it anymore. Let’s bring it back. “Ass” and “butt” are played out. 2021 is the Year of the Heinie.

Oh. It’s MONDAY, but we assumed the previous nonsensical ramblings made that obvious.

We’re off to burn incense to the content gods, so while we’re compiling a full day’s menu of distractions, feel free to nibble on the appetizers below. And with our metaphor quotient fulfilled for the day, we’re off. Ciao!



Gucci heirs worry over family depiction in Ridley Scott film
“The House of Gucci,” starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, is based on a book about the 1995 murder-for-hire of one of Gucci’s grandchildren, Maurizio, and the subsequent trial and conviction of his ex-wife. Patrizia Reggiani, portrayed by Lady Gaga, served 16 years in prison for contracting the murder.
“We are truly disappointed. I speak on behalf of the family,” Gucci told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “They are stealing the identity of a family to make a profit, to increase the income of the Hollywood system….Our family has an identity, privacy. We can talk about everything. but there is a borderline that cannot be crossed.”


The Most Striking Necklaces from Spring’s Couture Collections
These diamonds and colorful gems are flights of fantasy made real.


The Poignant Symbolism of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s Funeral
It was a perfect English day, with skies of forget-me-not blue, as HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was laid to rest in his ninety-ninth year. But the weather was not the only note of perfection in the faultlessly choreographed ceremony that played out in the grounds of Windsor Castle and in St. George’s Chapel, named for England’s patron saint.
The event might have been in the planning for decades, but in these times of COVID had to be reimagined as a socially distanced gathering of 30 mourners. Representing the royal couple’s closest family members, they were also joined by the prince’s close friend, Penelope Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten of Burma. (Even prime minister Boris Johnson did not attend, apparently so that another member of the royal family could take his place).


Inside Kate Winslet’s Mare of Easttown Pennsylvania Accent
“I’m not going to lie,” Winslet told Vanity Fair. “I love doing accents, but this one did drive me crazy.”

On the first episode of Mare of Easttown, HBO’s new series premiering Sunday, Kate Winslet takes us on a journey—into the blue-collar boroughs of southeastern Pennsylvania and, more specifically, onto the rollercoaster of the Delaware County dialect. The ride begins when Winslet’s character, a detective named Mare Sheehan, makes a meal out of the word “overdose” early in the first episode—drawing it out to sound something like “aye-oh-ver-dough-se”—and careens through unexpected loops and valleys of unfamiliar sounds through the show’s seven episodes.
After hearing this head-scratching dialect, Vanity Fair took its burning questions about Mare’s accent to Winslet, Winslet’s longtime dialect coach Susan Hegarty, and Mare of Easttown creator Brad Ingelsby (who was raised in southeastern Pennsylvania himself). Ahead, a comprehensive debrief of the dialect lovingly known as “Delco” by locals. Why does this dialect sound so strange? If Mare’s accent sounds strange, it’s likely because you aren’t as familiar with the Philadelphia area dialect as you are with more recognizable regional variations, like southern or Bronx.


The Flower Yard Explains How to Grow a Garden in Even the Smallest of Spaces
People often assume you need a greenhouse, or expansive sunny lawn, to grow flowers from seeds. Parkinson disagrees. “You honestly can grow your garden with just a windowsill,” Parkinson says. “It is all that I have ever had.”
The trick? Not planting them too early. If they begin to bloom too early in the winter, they’ll be stuck inside, where “they won’t be happy,” says Parkinson. Instead, start to grow them in April or May for the summer season. Then, make sure to turn the pot regularly so there isn’t just one side getting most of the sunlight.


The Most Moving Photographs From The Duke Of Edinburgh’s Funeral
The Duke of Edinburgh had a lifelong passion for driving carriages. At his request, two of his rare Fell ponies, Balmoral Nevis and Notlaw Storm, pulled a four-wheeled carriage he designed himself around the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle ahead of the funeral service, with his riding cap and gloves visible on the seat. “I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour!” the Duke of Cambridge said in his first statement after the death of his beloved grandfather.


70 Incredible Forgotten Photos From Vintage Oscar Nights
It’s been a rocky old year for the entertainment industry. The pandemic has had a devastating impact on theatres, forced countless productions to be put on ice, and threatened the livelihoods of thousands. On a far more frivolous note, it has sucked much of the joy out of what are traditionally some of the most glamorous nights of the whole year.
Hollywood has done its level best to pivot to the phygital (urgh) format, but Daniel Kaluuya’s remote Golden Globe acceptance speech getting accidentally muted was enough to make movie lovers nostalgic for that Oscar night when Best Actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s sobs were heard around the world.
Steven Soderbergh, who is in charge of the 2021 Oscars ceremony on 25 April, has said that this year’s event will “feel like a film”. “Every nominee, every person that gives an award, will feel like characters in a film… You’ll have a connection to everyone in this show.” Okay then. But will it rival Patrick Swayze grabbing his co-star Jennifer Grey for a spontaneous dance (presumably not a pachanga)? Will it cast the sort of spell that Lauren Hutton did on her arrival at the 1975 ceremony? There will be no red-carpet PDAs – not even a peck like Liv Tyler and Drew Barrymore’s in 1999. And even Cher’s Oscar night looks would have had less impact over Zoom.
Ahead of Oscar night 2021, immerse yourself in vintage photographs that capture the magic of Hollywood’s biggest night – from Cindy Crawford in full bombshell mode as Richard Gere’s date, to a red-carpet appearance from a young Lily Collins.


The Incredible Layers Of Meaning Behind The Duchess Of Cambridge’s Jewellery At The Duke Of Edinburgh’s Funeral
The Duchess of Cambridge has attended countless royal functions over the 10 years since her wedding, but the service for the Duke of Edinburgh at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on 17 April marks her first royal funeral – a particularly sad one given her closeness with the late Prince. “I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her,” the Duke of Cambridge noted in his personal tribute to his grandfather on 12 April. “I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour!”


A Maryland woman wore her wedding dress to her COVID-19 vaccine appointment after the pandemic canceled her plans
Sarah Studley and her husband got engaged in 2019 and were ready to officially tie the knot last year, making plans including a reception with about 100 people in attendance, according to the Baltimore Sun,
However, Studley joined the many brides whose wedding plans were halted as the coronavirus pandemic worsened. The couple held a small wedding ceremony with eight guests and canceled their summer reception over safety concerns, the Sun reported.
To make light of the situation, Studley decided to wear her dress to get her vaccine at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, last week.


Queen Elizabeth Wore A Deeply Symbolic, Romantic Brooch To Prince Philip’s Funeral
Upon her arrival at the ceremony, Queen Elizabeth could be seen wearing an all-black ensemble, coupled with a large diamond brooch.
The Queen is known for wearing specific brooches from her collection at formal occasions, and this somber event was no different. On Saturday, she wore the deeply symbolic Richmond Brooch to the ceremony. The brooch, which the Queen has worn to several occasions in the past, is one of the largest in her collection, per Express, and it features a pear-shaped, pearl-drop component, but the Queen wore the brooch without that detail today.


Helen McCrory, English Stage and Screen Star, Dies at 52
Her husband, actor Damian Lewis, broke the news Friday.
“Heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and might woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family,” he wrote in a Twitter post. “She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we love her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She blazed so brightly. Go now, Little One, into the air, and thank you.”


Allow Paris Hilton to Explain NFTs
Any and all things related to NFTs sound like a word salad. After all, how could an obscure acronym unite Urs Fischer, Grimes, Bhad Bhabie, Calvin Harris, and Kate Moss? But the more NFTs have become inescapable, the more Paris Hilton—a trailblazer if there ever was one, and an early adopter of NFTs—has been proven right.
If you were to ask Hilton what on Earth a “non-fungible token” means, you’d hardly be the first. She’s quietly—and quite surprisingly—been one of the community’s foremost devotees since March of 2020. “They all call me the OG,” she said with a laugh on the phone from L.A., referring to her new crypto family. Hilton was careful to wait until she was fully immersed to drop her own official NFTs, in collaboration with the artist Blake Kathryn.
The trailblazing icon shares an exclusive look at her first official NFTs—the obscure cryptocurrency she got into back in March of 2020.


Move Over, Pearls—Glass Is the New Jewelry Trend Du Jour
If you’ve noticed glass jewelry increasingly popping up on your Instagram feed in the past few months, you’re not alone. Candy-colored rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets made from glass have begun taking the place of pearls and resin as the accessory material du jour—and celebrities like Gigi and Bella Hadid, as well as Kylie Jenner are taking notice.


A tureen that belonged to Princess Diana’s aunt expected to raise up to £80,000 at auction
The Chelsea porcelain hens and chicks tureen was once owned by Lady Anne Wake-Walker, and is part of Christie’s Collectors sale

The personal belongings of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, often attract huge figures at auction, whether it’s her bicycle or a jumper gifted to her by friend Sir Richard Branson which she wore to the gym. Yet it is a piece that was once owned by her late aunt, Lady Anne Wake-Walker, which is set to be a star lot in Christie’s latest Collectors auction, with estimates of between £40,000-£80,000 for a tureen she once owned.


Climate change is making your allergies worse
The annual pollenocalypse is here.

From Maine to Alabama, clouds of allergens like pollen are wafting over cities, leaving millions of people with watery eyes, headaches, and rashes. 2021 is shaping up to be yet another brutal year for allergies. Just like 2020, 2019, and 2018 …
The trend is real: Allergy risk is getting worse over time. The length and intensity of pollen seasons are growing, largely due to climate change. And as the planet continues to warm, more misery is in store.


SOS! ABBA’s avatars will go on tour next year
The band will premiere five new tracks at their long-delayed reunion shows

Ever since ABBA disbanded in 1983, I’ve had a dream of their reunion. Now, the band is finally taking a chance and returning to the stage for their long-delayed avatar tour, during which they will gimme gimme gimme five new tracks. (I’m not sorry).






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