T LOunge for July 16th, 2021

Posted on July 16, 2021

Santoro Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge – Santorini, Greece



Throw your hands in the air, darlings! And while you’re at it, throw your head back and howl your joy to the sky! Why? Oh Lord, you know EXACTLY why. It is FRIDAY, the High Holy Day of the work week. Hence the expansive views; a T Lo tradition that occasionally causes Lorenzo to wail late on Thursday night, “You don’t understand! I’M RUNNING OUT OF FABULOUS GRECIAN LOUNGES WITH AMAZING VIEWS!” And yet, each week, he finds another. Truly, the man is an other-worldly talent.

As per the uzh, we’re off to do podcasting and posting and recapping and tweeting and all of the other rarefied verbs that make up our Friday. Talk amongst yourselves, kittens!


Lauren Hutton Is Wildly Beautiful Modeling This Creature-Inspired Cartier Collection
The legendary model presides over the concrete jungle in a range of historical, one-of-a-kind, and purely animalistic accessories.

At 77, Hutton says fun is her guiding principle these days, and the natural world is her main source of inspiration. “People get really crazy about fashion, and that’s just because they think they’re going to find some new information,” she says. “I took my rules and all my ideas of what beauty was from nature because that’s what I loved first.” Despite her decades-long modeling and acting career (she’s credited with revolutionizing the modeling industry as the first person to land a million-dollar cosmetics contract), her biggest joys come from her travels, particularly through her encounters with animals.


Enjoy Jane Austen’s Favorite Foods With Recipes From Her Best Friend’s Cookbook
A reproduction of Martha Lloyd’s Household Book hits shelves this month.

Few people knew Jane Austen better than Martha Lloyd. The Lloyd family was particularly close with the Austens, and Jane, in her own words, considered Martha to be like a “second sister.”
Martha first befriended a young Jane in 1789. In 1806, following the death of both their fathers, Jane and Martha, along with Jane’s mother and sister Cassandra, formed a household together at Chawton Cottage in Hampshire. It was in that modest cottage that Jane wrote and revised all six of her novels.


Lifetime’s Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace Will Dramatize the Couple’s Decision to Step Back
There’s more than enough drama in this story to make for a juicy Lifetime movie.

The movie will dramatize “the couple’s controversial conscious uncoupling from the crown, after the birth of their son Archie,” the synopsis reads, per TVLine. “The movie details the struggles of the new parents and unique challenges of being part of the royal family, which ultimately led Harry and Meghan to give up their royal ties to forge a new life on their own terms.”
As seen in the first two trailers for the project below, Harry and Meghan’s recent bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey will serve as fodder for the film.


Jennifer Coolidge Is Finally Taking the Lead
Back in the spring of 2020, as lockdowns began to roll out around the globe, executives at HBO were observing the news with increasing dread. Of course, there was the state of the world around them to worry about, but as planned shoot after planned shoot was canceled, they watched in real time as their slate of shows for the next year trickled slowly down to zero.
In crisis mode, they began conceiving of a series that could be produced under strict protocols in a single setting with an ensemble cast. And whom did they turn to? Mike White, the writer-director behind School of Rock and Brad’s Status, whose Laura Dern–starring show Enlightened had been a critical darling for the network back in the early 2010s, if never quite receiving the attention it deserved. Thus, The White Lotus was born: a darkly comic Upstairs, Downstairs social satire set among the privileged guests of a luxury Hawaiian resort, with an equally keen interest in the beleaguered staff pedaling furiously below the surface.


A Major Guo Pei Exhibition Is Planned for 2022 at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco
Next year, as the Costume Institute celebrates American fashion, the Legion of Honor, one of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, will be highlighting the work of the Chinese designer Guo Pei. It’s a project championed by the Fine Arts Museums’ director and CEO Thomas P. Campbell. “I am very interested in designers that blur the lines between fashion and art. Guo Pei’s creations are like artistic sculptural statements that draw inspiration from European architecture and reflect Chinese export art, and we were just delighted at the synergies in exhibiting her work in the neoclassical building at the Legion of Honor with its decorative arts collection. San Francisco, with our position on the Pacific Rim and significant Chinese heritage, is a natural location to premiere the first major museum exhibition on Guo Pei’s work.”


How Reality TV Is Helping the Cause of LGBTQ+ Rights
The success of formats like ‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race’ has led to an embrace of LGBTQ+ characters on non-scripted TV, providing role models for audiences gay and straight, writes drag artist and singer Conchita Wurst, on the occasion of International Drag Day.

For years, scripted led the way with iconic queer characters for apparently “niche” audiences. My personal favorite growing up was the gender-bending anime character Sailor Moon, and it is only in recent times that more and more LGBTQ+ stories and people are seen in mainstream media, especially in reality and nonscripted series. In many ways, we have the streamers to thank for giving space to these stories and voices, but linear television, thankfully, is now fighting back. This ensures all generations are educated and entertained by our culture.


Alan Kim Plays the Adult in Thom Browne’s Latest Campaign
The 9-year-old actor Alan Kim, who won the hearts of audiences worldwide after appearing in Minari, is on his way to becoming a fashion plate. His first stop: Thom Browne, a brand that the breakout star has worn to multiple awards shows, including the Oscars and the BAFTAs. Now, Kim is the star of the label’s latest campaign for its childrenswear line, which launched at Paris Fashion Week in January of this year. That collection—which consisted of shrunken down versions of Thom Browne’s standard Catholic school uniform-inspired fare—debuted with a simple black-and-white film. And the new advertisements, shot by Cass Bird, mirror the pared-down aesthetic.


Treating the Unvaccinated
Doctors, facing preventable covid deaths, are trying to convince the hesitant that “it doesn’t have to be this way.”

Near the close of the First World War, Ferdinand Foch, the Supreme Allied Commander, rejected a ceasefire request from the Germans. The two sides were actively negotiating the Armistice; it was clear that the end of the war was imminent. Still, the negotiations continued for several more days, and between Foch’s refusal, on November 8, 1918, and the signing of the Armistice, just after 5 A.M. on November 11th, nearly seven thousand men were killed and thousands more were injured. News that the war would end at 11 A.M. that day was transmitted immediately to both Allied and Central commanders. Still, as Adam Hochschild detailed in a 2018 essay for The New Yorker, the fighting continued: there were more casualties on the final day of the First World War than on D Day, in 1944. The last American killed in combat died at 10:59 A.M. A century later, we are again losing Americans to a war that could already have ended. Nearly all COVID deaths in the United States are now avoidable.


14 Celebrated Paintings. 5 Museums.
An online exhibition exploring works by Rembrandt in Southern California.

‘Rembrandt in Southern California’ is a virtual exhibition of paintings by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669) on view in Southern California museums. This collaborative presentation offers a unique guide to exploring these significant holdings and provides information, suggested connections, and points of comparison for each work.


From Macy’s to Ace Hardware, facial recognition is already everywhere
Facial recognition is popping up at our favorite stores, but customers are largely unaware.

Some of the US’s most popular stores — including Macy’s and Ace Hardware — are using facial recognition on their customers, largely without their knowledge.
Now the digital rights nonprofit Fight for the Future has helped launch a nationwide campaign to document which of the country’s biggest retailers are deploying facial recognition.
The campaign comes as a clear reminder that the reach of facial recognition goes far beyond law enforcement and into the private, commercial storefronts we regularly visit. Experts warn that facial recognition in these spaces is particularly concerning because the technology is largely unregulated and undisclosed, meaning both customers and employees may be unaware this software is surveilling and collecting data about them.


The cottage that inspired Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is up for sale
Your own private Wonderland

Grade II-listed Red Cottage, located in Whitburn, Tyne and Wear, was built in 1842 for industrialist Thomas Barnes by the architect Benjamin Green. Keen to show off the designs that his quarry could create, he commissioned Green to create an ornate and wondrous home, featuring exquisite roof tiles and brickwork, tiled floors and floor-to-ceiling windows.
A passionate cricket fan, he also asked for the chimneys to be designed to look like stumps, even including a ball on top of one. With 0.45 acres of beautiful grounds to get lost in too, with fruit trees, a greenhouse, a workshop and even an air raid shelter – it’s no surprise it helped prompt Carroll’s imagination when creating Wonderland.


Tim Gunn Writes the Sweetest Letter Thanking Heidi Klum for “Transforming” Him
The Making the Cut stars met 17 years ago — and now, they couldn’t be closer.

When it comes to maintaining a lasting friendship, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are true models in “making it work.” From nervously meeting each other on the set of Project Runway almost two decades ago to now celebrating their overwhelming success as Emmy winners, fashion icons and stars of their very own Amazon fashion show Making the Cut, Heidi and Tim have come a long way together.
Ahead of the second season of Making the Cut premiering on July 16 on Amazon Prime Video, Tim took the time to pen sweet and thoughtful words to his “TV wife.” While Tim and Heidi might be as similar as polka dots and stripes, Tim believes their differences have made them only stronger and better as individuals and dear friends over the years.




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