Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar – Bangkok, Thailand
Darlings, for today’s LOunge. we wanted the impossible combination of expansive views, high ceilings, and coziness. What can we say? We’re moody bitches with a lot of demands. Fortunately, Lorenzo delivered. We have the whole place to ourselves, so sit wherever you like. Someone will be by shortly to give you anything you want. Reality is overrated, kittens! Indulge!
It Only Took One Small Act for Iman to Know David Bowie Was the One
The pair’s love story has inspired a new HSN fragrance: Love Memoir
After 30 years of marriage, supermodel Iman only needs one word to describe her late husband David Bowie.
“Romantic,” she gushes over the phone. “He was a true romantic, I mean, too romantic.”
A few minutes into speaking with Iman, it’s easy to tell that she still deeply adores Bowie, a man the world knew as a legendary, larger-than-life rockstar. But while she shares that she had been a fan of his music since the mid-1970s, the Somali-born fashion icon didn’t fall in love with the star’s onstage persona — she fell in love with David Jones. Someone she describes as affectionate, exceptionally loving, and simply just down to earth.
Cameron Diaz’s Favorite Holiday Meal Is Anything That Goes with Wine
The actress-turned-Avaline Wine cofounder shares her favorite pasta recipe for the winter months.
It’s safe to say that actress-turned-entrepreneur Cameron Diaz takes her libations very seriously.
Last summer, the star was one of the first celebrities to launch an organic range of wines. Avaline, which Diaz founded along with her close friend and business partner Katherine Power, aims to set “a new standard” of transparency within the wine industry when it comes to ingredients. The pours are free of any unnecessary additives, resulting in a clean, crisp taste. Since its launch, Avaline has grown to include a sparkling variety, earthy reds, and an herbaceous white, all perfect for last-minute hosting gifts for upcoming holiday celebrations or for drinking with simple weeknight dinners as we head into the winter months.
The World Is Burning. I’m Renovating My Kitchen Anyway.
Why invest in a house when it may not be there in a few years? Resigned to living with the uncertainty of climate collapse, writer Sarah Miller nevertheless embarks on a kitchen renovation.
Two things happened at the end of this summer that seemed irreconcilable. The first one is that in the midst of a historic drought, following months of record-breaking heat waves and a fire season that generally peaks in the fall but was already well underway in August, more than 1.5 million acres of California burned to the ground. “Every acre can, and will, burn someday in this state,” the state fire chief said. “Be ready now.” The second is that my boyfriend and I decided to remodel our kitchen in a house in a Northern California town that has a pretty good chance of burning down at some point in the not-so-distant future.
Gentefied’s Karrie Martin Lachney Is Ready To Be Your Romantic Leading Lady
The actress talks season 2 of her Netflix show, portraying the struggles of gentrification and immigration onscreen, and her dream roles.
It’s no romantic novel, but Gentefied is its own kind of love story. It’s about the complicated but persevering love for one’s family, home, partner, and oneself, and what those things mean in the context of a multi-generational immigrant household. Adapted from the 2017 Sundance project of the same name, Gentefied follows three Mexican-American cousins in Boyle Heights, CA who are each trying to pursue their dreams while helping their grandfather keep their family taco shop alive in their quickly-gentrifying neighborhood.
Netflix’s ‘Maid’ Helped Me Open Up About Domestic Violence
With its portrayal of emotional abuse and other underrepresented forms of domestic violence, the show continues to have a profound impact on victims and survivors.
“I don’t talk about it often, but I should. Every woman should,” she wrote. “I was both verbally and physically abused in my last marriage. I left for my children and myself…for us to have a much happier and healthy life. I was made to feel ashamed of myself for ending it…how selfish I was…but what no one understands is that I wouldn’t of survived if I would’ve stayed. And I was my children’s main caregiver… still am. The verbal abuse daily was mentally destroying me…I started believing the words he said to me, how worthless I was and how I am just a hair dresser with no goals in life…how I don’t make an impact on anyone’s life like he does. Too much hurt to mention. And it’s true. Most of the time they play the victim and put on such a good guy image, they’ll have some fooled. While watching this and it all feeling so surreal…there needs to be more support for these women and children. Xoxo”
‘Parallel Mothers’ Star Penélope Cruz on Collaborating With Pedro Almodóvar: ‘He Cannot Lie to Me, and I’m the Same Way With Him’
Cruz and Almodóvar have the type of deep and ever evolving connection between director and actor that places them in the cinematic firmament of screen partnerships, ranking alongside John Ford and John Wayne, Josef von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich, Ingmar Bergman and Liv Ullmann, and Martin Scorsese’s collaborations with Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio. What makes their association unique is that there is a thematic thread through their work. In all their movies, with the sole exception of “Broken Embraces,” Cruz is playing either a pregnant woman, as she did in “Live Flesh” and “All About My Mother,” or a matriarch, a role she essayed so voluptuously in “Volver.” When Almodóvar needed to find someone to portray his own mother in the semi-autobiographical “Pain and Glory,” he turned once again to Cruz.
Here Are the Year’s Biggest Oscar Contenders
The 2022 Oscars will mark two years since the entertainment industry was plunged into chaos following the start of the pandemic. In that time, many projects have been shot under strict COVID-19 protocols and numerous long-delayed blockbusters have finally been released—in theaters, on streaming platforms, or both—but, the crisis is far from over. As a result, the films competing for glory this awards season are a mixed bag, ranging from big-budget hits to indie hopefuls. There are also beloved actors seeking their first Oscar wins (Kristen Stewart, Will Smith, Kirsten Dunst) and talented women (Jane Campion, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Siân Heder) keen to break into the best-director category after Chloé Zhao’s success with Nomadland. Ahead of the ceremony on March 27, here are the films tipped to win big.
What’s Old Is New Again: Vintage Furniture Is The Hottest Home Decor Trend
In 2020, everyone spent more time at home. They also spent more money to furnish it: according to a recent report, furniture and appliance spending grew from 373 billion dollars to 405 billion dollars over the year. And while, yes, e-commerce sites across the board saw substantial growth, one market segment in particular saw a boom: vintage and consignment.
Vintage and secondhand furniture retailer Chairish saw a 60 percent increase in sales. Luxury collectible site 1stDibs, whose largest category is home, experienced a 23 percent increase. Meanwhile Kaiyo, a startup that calls itself the “Thred-Up for Furniture” says they’ve seen triple digit growth month over month.
CDC Has Issued a Food Safety Alert About an E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Baby Spinach
So far, 10 people across seven states have become ill. But the CDC says “the true number of sick people in an outbreak is likely much higher.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a food safety alert about an outbreak of E. coli linked to certain containers of baby spinach.
The CDC made the announcement on November 15 after officials with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture found E. coli O157:H7 (a type of E. coli known to cause illness) in a package of leftover Josie’s Organics Baby Spinach, which was in the home of a person who had tested positive for that strain of E.coli.
So far, 10 people across seven states have become infected with the E. coli O157:H7 strain. Health officials are interviewing people stricken with the foodborne infection about the foods they ate the week before they fell ill. Of the six people interviewed to date, five said they ate spinach the week before they got sick; one brand they consumed was Josie’s Organics.
24 Hours With HoYeon Jung: A Day With the Squid Game Star in Seoul
Despite her packed schedule, however, it seems Jung’s moments of downtime in her hometown of Seoul remain happily low-key. Kicking things off with a visit to her “stylist, best friend, and mommy” Aeri Yun—and her adorable young son, Phillip, whom Jung helps with Halloween decorations—she’s more than happy tucking into a hearty home-cooked lunch of curry rice before taking their dog for a leisurely afternoon stroll in the city’s leafy Namsan Park. “Of course, I always hoped Squid Game would do well,” Jung shares with Yun. “But no one could have predicted it would be this big. In just one month, everything changed.”
A Hawaiian Stream Started Smelling Like Beer — It Turned Out to Have a 1.2% ABV
The source of the booze spill is still a mystery.
Anyone traveling to Hawaii for pleasure can’t be faulted for having a drink or two on the tropical islands. And if you’re there for a good time, you might even jest that you were swimming in booze. But in a shocking discovery on the island of Oahu, a stream was literally flowing with alcohol and a mysterious spill was apparently to blame.
After catching wind of the contamination, Hawaii News Now had water from the stream in Waipio independently tested and found that it had an alcohol by volume as high as 1.2 percent, nearly a quarter of the way to Budweiser strength and certainly enough booze to get a slight buzz going: non-alcoholic beer has to be 0.5 percent ABV or lower.
Blake Lively’s Closet: All The Designer Bags And Shoes Blake Lively Owns
The actor, mother-of-three and self-styled star has the funnest collection of Christian Louboutin heels and Valentino bags, here we keep track of all of them.
Blake Lively Goes Not-So-Incognito With Personalised Valentino Stud Handbag
Proving Blake Lively never considers herself fully dressed without a designer handbag, the newly-minted director showed off her work ensemble, complete with Valentino bag. Lively, who has just made her directorial debut with friend Taylor Swift’s ‘I Bet You Think About Me’, shared an outfit post on her stories.
Jennifer Coolidge Starring In Ryan Murphy Netflix Limited Series ‘The Watcher’
We hear that The White Lotus star Jennifer Coolidge is starring opposite Bobby Cannavale and Naomi Watts in the Netflix limited series The Watcher, from Ryan Murphy and his frequent collaborator Ian Brennan.
The Watcher, which has not been formally announced, is believed to follow a married couple played by Watts and Cannavale whose move into their dream home is being threatened by terrifying letters from a stalker, signed “The Watcher.”
The series is inspired by the infamous “Watcher” house in New Jersey. A couple bought the 1905 Dutch colonial revival in 2014 for nearly $1.4 million and were forced to abandon their residence over chilling letters from “The Watcher,” who claimed to have been “watching” the house for decades.
Lady Gaga on Mining Personal Pain for ‘House of Gucci’
The singer opens up about the wounds that informed her intense performance as a scorned wife turned murderer, a role that precipitated her own re-traumatization: “I put my entire lifetime into her.”
One day while shooting a scene with Salma Hayek, who plays Patrizia’s confidant, Gaga was laying on a couch relying on a Stanislavski acting technique (in which she would run through sense memories from an emotional event) when the line between her own experiences and Patrizia’s began to blur. “It’s a scene where I knock a lit candle across the room, and I remember I gave Salma a heart attack that day,” Gaga says. “I was falling apart as [Patrizia] fell apart. When I say that I didn’t break character, some of it was not by choice.” Gaga had experienced this kind of dissociative state before — including once when she was hospitalized. On the Gucci set, Scott intervened, concerned by the impact the performance seemed to be having on his leading actress. “Ridley said, ‘I don’t want you traumatizing yourself,’ ” Gaga says. “And I said, ‘I already have. I’ve already been through this anyway. I might as well give it to you.’ And he said, ‘Well, leave it here and don’t do this to yourself anymore.’ ”
“Miss. Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture” Examines the Life of Catherine Dior
The book takes a deeper look into the character of Catherine Dior, Christian Dior’s youngest sister.
She wasn’t just Catherine Dior, she was Miss. Dior. Although this nickname came to be the name of Christian Dior’s first perfume, there was much more to Catherine than being his youngest sister. And for the first time ever, her life is thoroughly examined. With the help of author Justine Picardie, Catherine receives the recognition that she rightfully deserves through the book, Miss. Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture.
Edith Farnsworth House’s renaming celebrates visionary client
Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House is officially renamed the Edith Farnsworth House, celebrating its visionary client
Mies van der Rohe’s famous Farnsworth House has officially been renamed the Edith Farnsworth House, in honour of the woman behind the project’s commission. The Plano, Illinois home, one of the architect’s most instantly recognisable projects and a key landmark in modernist architecture worldwide, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. And while the design’s renowned architect has been feted in all manner of ways, its visionary client, Edith Farnsworth, has so far taken a back seat.
Bob Mackie book looks back on sparkly costume career
When Bob Mackie was 11, and his uncle asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, he didn’t hesitate: a costume designer on Broadway. The Southern California boy had never been to New York, but he was fixated on the “color, excitement and glamour” of the movies and show business.
The famed celebrity costume designer tells the story of his career in a new coffee table book, “The Art of Bob Mackie.”
Mackie didn’t have to go across country. His first job out of college was at Paramount Pictures in 1961, as a freelancer sketching costumes for movies. His talent and work ethic soon helped land jobs in television, where he teamed up with Carol Burnett. Mackie’s designs for her variety show drew attention for their colorful sequins and campy style.
Mackie has received three Oscar nominations and nine Emmy awards while designing for celebrities such as Elton John, Diana Ross, Pink, and his ultimate muse, Cher.
How technology has inspired neuroscientists to reimagine the brain
Telegraphs and computers helped scientists reimagine the mind, writes Matthew Cobb in The Idea of the Brain.
It’s difficult to talk about the human brain without inadvertently talking about computers. “I’m still processing,” you might say, or “Could we do a quick download about your findings?” Then there’s the favorite phrase of office workers who are stretched too thin: “I don’t have the bandwidth.”
There’s a reason computer metaphors are peppered across academic papers and lectures about the brain, according to Matthew Cobb, a zoologist and the author of The Idea of the Brain, a deep dive into the history of neuroscience. As he looked back centuries at early research into the brain, he kept running into older and older mechanical metaphors.
Jamie Dornan Goes Back to ‘Belfast,’ but Not Without Worry
This Oscar contending drama takes Dornan from “Fifty Shades of Grey” into prestige filmmaking, though many things about the film hit awfully close to home.
Dornan warns me that he might cry if we discuss his father; he doesn’t, but it’s the only time he goes completely still. Dr. Jim Dornan was a renowned obstetrician and gynecologist and the president of the Northern Ireland Pancreatic Cancer charity, in addition to being Jamie’s biggest fan. He was so eager to see “Belfast” — his son was starring opposite Dench, after all — and then, in March of this year, he died of Covid-19. He was 73.
A Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Is Coming to North America This Week — Here’s When and How to Watch
Here’s what you need to know about the longest partial lunar eclipse of the century.
If you’re in North America, you’re going to want to rise early on Friday, Nov. 19, to see the peak of the longest partial lunar eclipse of the 21st century.
During the event, November’s full Beaver Moon will begin to turn a reddish-copper color as it enters Earth’s massive shadow in space. At the peak of the event, it will be 97% colored, with only a silvery slither at the bottom lit up. After that, the eclipse will wane, gradually returning to normal over 104 minutes.
Here’s everything you need to know about seeing the Blood Moon partial lunar eclipse.
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