T LOunge for September 28th, 2021

Posted on September 28, 2021

Matteo’s Bar Restaurant at Annabel’s – Mayfair, London

 

Darlings, are you DAZZLED yet? Because of today’s glittering, colorful LOunge isn’t enough to wake you up… well, have you considered stirring some cocaine in your coffee this morning? We won’t judge. Sometimes, it’s impossible to get yourself motivated and excited to tackle the day. We understand. Let’s not tackle the day today. Let’s just let it happen while we sit and watch it go by. Drinks are on us.

 

Lily Rabe Craves a Roller Coaster
The American Horror Story: Double Feature star on her love-hate relationship with fear.

Though gratifying—“I love the work that I’m getting to do now in film and television,” she revels—the move was bittersweet. Rabe’s roots remain so firmly planted in the Manhattan theater scene that even the thought of the city today, years later, makes her sentimental. “I miss it all the time,” she says plainly. “I ache for it.”
As the daughter of late actress Jill Clayburgh and playwright-screenwriter David Rabe, some of Rabe’s earliest memories are in the theater world. “I started going to the theater at such a young age with my parents, and they were always doing plays,” she says. “So, theater and New York to me are just inextricable from one another, whether I’m doing it or watching it. That’s a huge part of what I miss.”

 

Before You Go on a Trip with Someone New, Watch For These Warning Signs
And always trust your gut.

While law enforcement (and TikTokers) are working overtime to piece together details of 22-year-old travel influencer Gabby Petito’s disappearance and death, her case has brought a few important things to light: First, there are thousands of missing people out there, many of them Indigenous, Black, and transgender, whose cases are deserving of attention and resources. And second, there is a larger conversation to be had about intimate partner violence and the way it can sneak up in relationships, even ones that may seem picture perfect on Instagram.

 

Patti LaBelle Shares Her Secret to Feeling Youthful
With decades worth of hit songs, Patti LaBelle is internationally celebrated as a powerhouse singer. But if you have a penchant for soul food, you likely also know her as a pie slinger and the author of four popular cookbooks. “I think every morning when I wake up, What am I going to have for dinner? And who am I going to feed?” she says.
“I had no time in mind, because when I started, I had no clue I was starting it. Longevity was not on my page at that time. I was just anxious, because I used to perform with the broom in the mirror at my mother’s house and pretend that was a microphone, and always say, “Oh, girl, you have a good voice; hopefully one day people will hear that voice.” I kept that voice to myself until I joined the choir. And I wanted to sing with the chorus, background only, and my choir director made me come out. I think that’s why I’m Patti LaBelle today. Because she brought that shy Patti out into the world. And when I did my first solo, I got an Amen and a standing ovation. So thank God to Miss Chapman that I am who I am now, because I would have kept that to myself, I think, unless somebody had pulled it out of me. So if you have a talent, don’t sit down on it, honey, go out there and show people what you can do and who you are.”

 

20 Hairstyles From The ’70s To Copy In 2021
Need a mullet immediately.

We all know the ’70s were the best time for great style, but can we take a moment to talk about the hair? I know you already have been thinking about chopping your hair into a shag, but there are so many more looks from that decade to pine over. So I encourage you to break out the rollers and get to styling. You might think of the ’70s and only picture Farrah Fawcett, but below, we’ve got 20 different women–with different looks–to lust over. Do you need some mullet inspiration? A low-key blowout? A pixie? For all the inspo you could ever need, find the best ’70s hairstyles that you’ll want to bring to the salon for your next chop.

 

Shows and Movies Like ‘Squid Game’ to Watch
On the hunt for high stakes and serious gore? We’ve got you covered.

Netflix’s new K-drama Squid Game has captivated viewers with its mix of social commentary, high-stakes thrills, and what-would-you-do moral dilemmas. The hit show follows a cast of people in serious debt who compete through a series of deadly kids’ games for a literal fortune. Viewers are tearing through the fast-paced nine episodes, but luckily, there are several shows and movies from South Korea, Japan, and the U.S. that live up to Squid Game’s high stakes and serious gore. Here’s what you should check out if you loved the hit Korean drama.

 

Britney Spears’s Father Secretly Recorded Her Conversations, According to a New Report
Her lawyer responded by saying that it was “an unconscionable and disgraceful violation of her privacy rights.”

Britney Spears’s attorney is blasting the pop star’s father after a new investigative report alleged that Jamie Spears secretly recorded his daughter in the privacy of her own home.
According to The New York Times, Jamie required his daughter’s personal security (whom he hired) to record her every move, including private interactions in her bedroom, which ranged from conversations with her two sons and her boyfriend to those with her former lawyer, Samuel Ingham. The state of California, where Britney and her family reside, is a two-party consent state, meaning that Britney would have had to agree to and be aware of the fact she was being recorded.

 

The 21 Best Romantic Comedies of 2021 (So Far)
Including the third installments of To All the Boys, The Princess Switch, and The Kissing Booth.

The romantic comedy genre may have been satirized, parodied, picked apart, and flooded with heartfelt additions throughout its history but, quite frankly, none of that has been able to diminish the power of a good rom-com. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder why you haven’t yet had a movie-worthy meet-cute involving an out-of-control rolling dumpster, a log cabin built out of waffles, or an “Over 30” AIM chatroom. And while you certainly could watch the literally flawless Meg Ryan trifecta—When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and You’ve Got Mail, for the uninitiated—or newer entries to the canon like Happiest Season and The Big Sick over and over (cc: me), 2021’s slate of new releases may put you in the mood to branch out.

 

Who is HoYeon Jung From ‘Squid Game’?
The model captured our hearts as Kang Sae-byeok.

Netflix’s hit k-drama Squid Game does not have many heroes. The thrilling series follows several people in financial ruin as they voluntarily enter a deadly Game for the chance at a literal fortune, a grand prize worth $38 million. The characters of the show mostly exist in a gray area, neither good or bad, selfless or selfish. However, fans have come to deeply care about some of the main cast, especially Kang Sae-byeok, a North Korean defector who needs money to reunite her family.
Sae-byeok is played by top model HoYeon Jung in her first-ever film role. Her fierce and captivating performance has made her the show’s breakout star, and we’re excited for her to take the Korean entertainment industry by storm. In the meantime, here’s everything we know about the rising star.

 

Simone Biles Chose Herself “I should have quit way before Tokyo.”
Simone Biles has a keen air sense, the ability to let muscle memory pilot against the brain’s logical judgment. She can clear her mind and think of absolutely nothing. Catlike in her reflexes, she locates herself in space and lands on her feet every time. This has been the mark of her genius since childhood, the thing that made her different. Watching her is like trying to catch light. You think, Did that just happen? She flies higher and is more nimble than her competition, with more room for failure because what she attempts is that much more difficult. She has beaten the records of her idols — Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, Alicia Sacramone — and they think she’s the undeniable greatest too. She’s what superheroes are made of, except she’s made of bones and muscles that strain and break.

 

Our 13 Best Apple Pie Recipes
Nothing screams like apple pie—the warm, sweet, flaky results of apple-picking season—and in this roundup, we’re giving it the love it deserves. You’ll find all kinds of variations including salted carame apple pie, and even apple pie ice cream sandwiches, in case you feel like switching it up. With 13 recipes to choose from, all you have to do is pick which one to make first.

 

Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Co-Creator Reflects On The Iconic Show 25 Years Later
Watching a talking cat and a teenage girl navigate the wacky ramifications of spells that make unpalatable lima beans disappear or stop the school bully from spreading lies might not seem like a fun Friday night for those growing up in the TikTok era. But in 1996, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch was appointment viewing for 17 million households.
Starring Melissa Joan Hart, fresh off her star-making turn as the title character on Nickelodeon’s Clarissa Explains It All, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch has everything—humor, heart, magic, and a female protagonist with extraordinary powers yet similar insecurities as her young audience.

 

Krispy Kreme Is Making Cinnamon Rolls for the First Time — Including One Topped with Cinnamon Toast Crunch
The new menu items are only around for a limited time.

Doughnuts are, of course, delicious. But sometimes, a round-shaped thing with a hole in the middle isn’t specifically what you’re craving: maybe you want a fritter or a long John or a bear claw or some other sweet, doughnut-adjacent treat. Krispy Kreme is best known for its wide variety of doughnuts, but even they realize that switching up glazes or other ingredients only goes so far. So today, the brand announced their first-ever stab at a pastry that’s outside of the typical doughnut box: the cinnamon roll.

 

In ‘The Definitive Oral Biography,’ Anthony Bourdain’s Friends and Family Remember Him With Affection and Honesty
Whether revealing the debaucherous underbelly of 1980s restaurant kitchens in print or exposing TV audiences to the far reaches of global cuisine through empty shot glasses and impromptu tattoos, Anthony Bourdain’s approach was always raw and unadulterated. His fans, of which he had amassed legions by the time of his death in 2018, responded to a sensibility that rejected the synthetic, high-gloss portrayal of food and life so common in media. Laurie Woolever’s new book Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography exemplifies its subject’s unapologetic and unbridled world view, with a narrative that favors honesty over hagiography.

 

Lashana Lynch on making history as the first Black female 007
As she prepares to star in the 25th Bond film, the actress is on a mission to use her voice for good and represent her race and sex with pride

Initially, when the Bond opportunity came about, Lynch had reservations about joining another franchise – about getting lost “behind the man”, as she puts it – but on speaking with the producer Barbara Broccoli and the director Cary Joji Fukunaga, she understood that their intentions ran alongside hers. Before filming began, she sat down with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who was there to infuse the script with a fresh female perspective. Lynch wanted to ensure Nomi was subtly drawn, believable, perhaps even a little awkward. She set out to portray the truth of being a Black woman –someone she might know; someone in her family – avoiding the two-dimensional view that can be so easily conveyed on screen or written in scripts.

 

David Lynch’s ‘Mulholland Drive’ 20th Anniversary Restoration to Get Studiocanal, Criterion Release – Global Bulletin
The 20th anniversary 4K restoration of David Lynch‘s iconic surrealist mystery-drama is to get a home entertainment and limited theatrical release from Studiocanal and the Criterion Collection.
20 years after the film’s world premiere at Cannes in 2001, the restoration, supervised by Lynch himself, premiered at the Cannes Classics selection earlier this year. In 2001, Lynch won best director at Cannes, an award he shared with Joel Coen for “The Man Who Wasn’t There.”
The film will be released on home entertainment, formats including a 4K UHD limited collector’s edition with a new artwork by Krzysztof Domaradzki rolling out across Studiocanal’s territories in November, with additional theatrical releases planned in France and Germany.

 

The 10 Best Small Towns in Colorado
From natural hot springs to world-class ski and mountain bike trails, these small towns in Colorado offer something for every type of traveler.

The New Yorks and San Franciscos of the world tend to get all the credit — and visitors — but it’s often a state’s small towns that offer a true feel for the place. In Colorado, for example, some of the best parts of the state can be found well outside large cities like Denver and Colorado Springs.
It’s in Colorado’s best small towns that you’ll find the state’s notorious mountain views, mining-era downtowns, cowboy and ranching culture, and of course, plenty of outdoor activities — from skiing and hiking to fishing and whitewater rafting.
So, when you’re ready to see a different side of the destination, give this list a peek to find a small town that checks all the boxes for a dreamy Colorado adventure.

 

On the Internet, We’re Always Famous
What happens when the experience of celebrity becomes universal?

The children’s section of the Bronx Zoo features a human-sized pair of fennec-fox ears that give an approximation of the fox’s hearing. Generations of New Yorkers have pictures of themselves with their chins resting on a bar between the two enormous, sculptural ears, taking in the sounds around them. I first encountered the ears as a kid, in the eighties. In my memory, inhabiting the fox’s hearing is disquieting. The exhibit is not in the middle of the Sahara on a moonlit night. The soundscape is not deathly quiet, dusted by the echoes of a lizard whooshing through the sand. The effect is instant sensory overload. You suddenly hear everything at once—snippets of conversation, shrieks, footsteps—all of it too much and too loud. Imagine, for a moment, you find yourself equipped with fennec-fox-level hearing at a work function or a cocktail party. It’s hard to focus amid the cacophony, but with some effort you can eavesdrop on each and every conversation. At first you are thrilled, because it is thrilling to peer into the private world of another person. Anyone who has ever snuck a peek at a diary or spent a day in the archives sifting through personal papers knows that. Humans, as a rule, crave getting up in people’s business. But something starts to happen.

 

Princess Marie Astrid of Liechtenstein marries in lavish ceremony at Tuscany’s Orbetello Cathedral
The daughter of Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg and Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein chose to wear the 19th-century Kinsky Honeysuckle tiara, formed of glittering honeysuckle motifs in diamonds, silver and gold

It was only earlier this month that Princess Maria Anunciata of Liechtenstein married her long-term partner Emanuele Musini in a glamorous Viennese wedding. Now, the second daughter of Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg and Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein, Princess Marie Astrid of Liechtenstein, tied the knot – this time in Italy at the late-Gothic Orbetello Cathedral in Capalbio, Tuscany.
Princess Marie Astrid, 34, was every inch the head-turning bride in a white embroidered gown and the decorative 19th-century Kinsky Honeysuckle tiara, formed of glittering honeysuckle motifs in diamonds, silver and gold. Her new husband, Ralph Worthington, 36, an American known as ‘Rafe’, was a handsome vision in pinstripe trousers and a green satin tie.

 

The Duchess of Windsor’s first anniversary present is up for auction at Christie’s
The Cartier ruby bracelet symbolised love, passion, good fortune, courage and prosperity, and features a personalised message from the Duke

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor were known for their impeccable taste, in everything from chateaux to canine companions, with the Duchess in particular being known for her elegant style. While the majority of her jewellery was auctioned in 1987 following her death, there are occasionally still pieces that come onto the market, with Christie’s now offering a Cartier bracelet that she was given by her husband for their first wedding anniversary.
The choice of stone is no doubt sentimental, with rubies reportedly symbolising love, passion, good fortune, courage and prosperity. Considered to be an unusual design, the bangle is art deco in style. As with other pieces of the Duchess’s jewellery, there is an engraving, which reads, ‘for our first anniversary of June third’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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