T LOunge for October 27th, 2021

Posted on October 27, 2021

Norda Bar and Restaurant – Göteborg, Sweden


Greenery, sunlight and lots of space, darlings! No, we’re not talking about going out in nature or some such nonsense, we’re talking about today’s fabulous LOunge! Did we ever mention that teal and chartreuse is one of our favorite color combos because it has that rare quality of being both soothing and stimulating at the same time? And did we ever mention how we’ve pretty much never found a way to utilize the combo in fashion or decor? You know, now that we think about it, we’ve been talking about getting a new set of everyday china…

Anyway, before we go and spend all of last month’s advertising revenue, we must dash and go wrangle some celebrities into submission (metaphorically speaking, of course). Talk amongst yourselves!


Gaumont, Tessa Thompson & Kishori Rajan Team To Develop Raven Leilani Debut Bestseller ‘Luster’ For HBO
Looking to add to its series roster that includes Narcos, Lupin, Barbarians and El Presidente, Gaumont has partnered with Tessa Thompson’s Viva Maude to develop for HBO Luster, the bestselling debut by Raven Leilani.
Edie is a young Black artist living a precarious existence in New York City when she takes a white lover in an open marriage, eventually moving in with him and his wife in the suburbs. There she not only finds herself in an increasingly tense relationship with the couple, but also becoming an unlikely mentor to their adopted Black daughter Akila. The debut novel quickly became a number one bestseller on the NYT, LAT and other lists.


Emily Blunt To Host The 2021 CFDA Fashion Awards
Fashion’s biggest night just announced its A-list moderator.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced today that actress Emily Blunt is slated to host its annual CFDA Fashion Awards, to be held on November 10, 2021. Blunt will join industry insiders and celebrity supporters alike to celebrate the incredible achievements in fashion over the past year.
“Emily is one of the most talented actresses in the world. Her timeless style and elegance light up any room,” wrote CFDA chairman Tom Ford in a press release. “The wonderful thing about Emily is that she is both kind and intelligent. I have great admiration for her, and I am so happy to have her as the host of this year’s CFDA awards.


Carolina Herrera’s Wes Gordon Plays Costume Designer for American Ballet Theatre’s Fall Gala
The creative director collaborated with choreographer Jessica Lang on the production.

When they zig, I zag,” Tony Bennett wrote in his 2012 memoir Life Is a Gift: The Zen of Bennett, offering an important lesson on how to elegantly pivot. Tonight, after nearly 18 months away from Lincoln Center dancing at kitchen counters and in quarantined ballet bubbles, the members of American Ballet Theatre (ABT) will bring the legendary singer’s prescient words to life with the world premiere of Jessica Lang’s ZigZag at the company’s Fall Gala. The ballet is set to 11 Bennett standards including “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “Smile,” and “What the World Needs Now,” as well as Cole Porter’s “It’s De-Lovely” performed by Bennett and Lady Gaga. It features backdrops highlighting Bennett’s own artwork of the city’s skyline designed by Moulin Rouge set designer Derek McLane, and gorgeous costumes in polka dots and bold colors by Carolina Herrera creative director Wes Gordon.


The New Rules of Wedding Beauty
Glowing skin, minimalist makeup, and other trends for the post-lockdown bride.

After almost two years of delays, this might be the busiest wedding season of all time as couples finally reemerge to throw their long-postponed parties. But COVID-19 didn’t just change the way we gather; it also shifted our lifestyles, transforming our senses of self — and how we look. The result is a whole new set of trends in bridal beauty, coming from brides who know exactly what they want.


Vanessa Bryant Is Fighting for Kobe and Gianna—And for Privacy
Vanessa Bryant lost her husband, Kobe Bryant, and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, in January 2020, when their helicopter crashed under hazy skies in Calabasas, California. Her unimaginable grief was compounded by a breach of privacy, Bryant says: Eight months after Kobe and Gianna’s deaths, she sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for emotional distress, invasion of privacy, and negligence, alleging that sheriff’s deputies and firefighters took photos of her family’s remains, later shared photos of Kobe’s body with a bartender, and showed “gratuitous photos of the dead children, parents, and coaches” who also died in the crash, according to the lawsuit.


Thanksgiving Is the Best Pie Holiday
For Lisa Ludwinski and her beloved Detroit bakery Sister Pie, Thanksgiving is the biggest day of the year.

For many, the final days of the month of August are a last chance to enjoy summer’s indulgences—a cold dip in the pool; a piping hot burger flipped on a grill; hunks of chilled, icy watermelon. But for Lisa Ludwinski, the last days of August are focused exclusively on creating a battle plan for Thanksgiving. Yes, Thanksgiving. Ludwinski is the founder and owner of Sister Pie, a beloved bakery that sits on the corner of Kercheval Avenue and Parker Street in Detroit’s West Village and turns out an impressive array of pies year-round. But Thanksgiving is Sister Pie’s Super Bowl, and that means Ludwinski and her team of 12 must start preparing months in advance.


Oval Engagement Rings Are Trending—Why?
When Travis Barker proposed to Kourtney Kardashian, he did so with an estimated 12 carat elongated oval sparkler by jeweler Lorraine Schwartz. The reality star is just the latest to rock the celebrity cut du jour: oval engagement rings grace the famous fingers of Ariana Grande, Hailey Bieber, Serena Williams, and Blake Lively. (Just to name a few.)


Amandla Stenberg on what makes her happiest, her party trick and her strangest audition experience
The actress-singer stars in Dear Evan Hansen

“It’s cathartic,” she tells us, of the film. “I think that audiences, and particularly young people, resonate with Dear Evan Hansen because it’s about our universal vulnerabilities and fallibilities and the mental illness that we struggle with – that so many of us struggle with – but that it’s hard to be open about.”
She recommends seeing the film “especially if you’re going through something, or you have kids who are going through something. It’s a great space to have a conversation about mental health and hopefully feel seen and heard.”


Guinness Just Released Its First Official Cookbook
The new book promises over 70 recipes that utilize beers from the storied Irish brand.

In a mass beer market overrun with lagers, Guinness has long stood out as a dark anomaly. Among a sea of fizzy yellow beers, the globally-recognized stout offers distinctly different notes of chocolate and coffee. Now, Guinness is showing fans how to utilize the brew’s flavors in the kitchen, releasing the brand’s first full-length cookbook.
The Official Guinness Cookbook published by Insight Editions is a 144-page tome fittingly penned by Caroline Hennessy, chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild and the co-author of Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer and Cider.


‘Dune: Part 2’ Officially Greenlit, Release Date Set for 2023
“Dune” is officially getting a sequel.
Legendary Entertainment announced the news in a tweet on Tuesday, ensuring that the spice will continue to flow on screen. Warner Bros. will distribute the film and help finance it, though Legendary is the primary money behind the movie and owns the film rights to the book series. The film is expected to have an exclusive theatrical run, and Legendary will likely make that point iron-clad after “Dune” debuted simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max last week. The unorthodox distribution pattern was a pandemic-era concession by Warner Bros., but one that caused an uproar when it was unveiled in 2020. “Dune: Part 2” will hit theaters on Oct. 20, 2023.


Cheeses, They’re Just Like Us!
The wheels at Crown Finish Caves, in Crown Heights, have spent months quarantined indoors, growing mold. Sound familiar?

A lot of people think that they want to work in a cheese cave,” Caroline Hesse, the head of sales at Crown Finish Caves, a cheese-aging company in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, said, standing by a door marked “Employees Only.” “Then, when they realize that you’re in a tunnel that’s thirty feet underground for eight hours a day, a lot of them are, like, ‘Oh, maybe not.’ ” Hesse opened the door to let in a visitor.


‘Bringing nature in’: Japanese gardens speak to the moment
Japanese-style gardens first caught the public imagination in the U.S. at an 1893 world exposition in Chicago, became a sought-after feature in Gilded Age estates, and were later adapted to open-plan modernist homes.
Today they have evolved, and continue to inspire garden design at a time when many people are trying to forge a closer connection between indoor and outdoor spaces.
“One reason that gardens are so successful in Japan is that the house-garden relationship is set up to be so integrated. There are large views of the garden, and more unobstructed views. Gardens are enclosed and surround the house, so it’s as if your living space extends out much further,” says Asher Browne of Oakland, New Jersey, who trained in Kyoto, Japan, and now creates Japanese-inspired gardens for clients in the United States.


The World’s Oldest Map of Stars Is Going on Display in London
The map is more than 3,600 years old.

The oldest known surviving astronomical map ever found — a map of the stars that dates back more than 3,600 years — will go on display at London’s British Museum in 2022.
The “Nebra Sky Disc” was found in Germany in 1999 and is considered to be the oldest known surviving depiction of the cosmos ever uncovered.
Historians believe the disc dates back to about 1600 B.C. The 12-inch bronze disc has a blue-green patina and is decorated with gold inlaid symbols, thought to represent the sun, moon, and stars.


House isn’t selling? Blame the ghosts.
Realtor? Check. Appraiser? Check. Ghostbuster? Check.

Paranormal activity affecting property prices is common enough that a cottage industry has sprung up trying to clear homes of anything supernatural before a sale. It’s a reflection of just how tenuous the value of a property is that the whispers of ghosts can inflict a real cost.
That’s why the Ghostbusters case isn’t the only time that the legal system has had to wrestle with the question of what to do with purportedly haunted houses or places where there has recently been a death.
Four states have laws on the books regarding paranormal activity and real estate, according to Zillow. In New York, as the Stambovsky case settled, if a seller invents and maintains that their property is haunted and then allows a potential buyer to remain ignorant of the “home’s ghostly reputation,” the court will rescind the sale.


A treasure trove of Cecil Beaton photographs are coming to auction for first time as Sitwells sell contents of Weston Hall
A love letter to Napoleon’s younger sister, notes on a dream found in the secret compartment of a cabinet and numerous artworks previously exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery are also included in this important auction at Dreweatts

For three centuries, the Sitwells have dominated the literary and artistic landscapes, with generation after generation of writers, eccentrics and creatives amongst their number. Since the 18th century Weston Hall in Northamptonshire has been the family seat, until it was sold earlier this year. Now, its contents are making up a landmark auction at Dreweatts, charting not only the fascinating history of this important family, but also of England itself.


This Year’s Thanksgiving Feast Will Wallop the Wallet
Nearly every ingredient, from the turkey to the after-dinner coffee, is expected to cost more, for a host of reasons.

Nearly every component of the traditional American Thanksgiving dinner, from the disposable aluminum turkey roasting pan to the coffee and pie, will cost more this year, according to agricultural economists, farmers and grocery executives. Major food companies like Nestlé and Procter & Gamble have already warned consumers to brace for more price increases.








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