Living Bakkali Bar and Restaurant – Valencia, Spain
A cool, dreamy space with no sharp edges is just what you need right now. Or it’s just what we need right now and since those are our names hanging over the door, we get to pick. Still, can you honestly say a little softness and flattering light isn’t just the thing to help you get through your Tuesday? Plant your ass on something plush and let the rosy light bathe your face while you think of nothing important.
ELLE Escapes: Las Vegas
Las Vegas has long been regarded as America’s bacchanal, but it has become so much more than a gambling mecca in recent years. Case in point: the city offers exceptional shopping, with more flagship boutiques than New York’s Madison Avenue, gastronomic experiences from celebrated chefs, and over-the-top lodging complete with some of the world’s best destination spas—there is truly something for everyone. We highlight some of Las Vegas’ most iconic and newest offerings.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Is Getting a Reboot, with a Twist
The beloved ’90s sitcom is coming back as a gritty drama.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is getting the reboot treatment, but with a major twist. Will Smith, who broke through as the star of the ’90s sitcom, is producing a grittier dramatic remake inspired by a fan trailer made by Morgan Cooper last year. The series already landed a two-season order on a major streaming service. Here’s everything else to know about the upcoming Bel-Air.
Farrah Fawcett’s Iconic Blowout Is Surprisingly Easy to Recreate
Channel your inner disco queen.
When the topic of iconic hairstyles comes up, there are a handful of looks that come to mind: the Rachel, Angela Davis’ afro, Frida Kahlo’s milkmaid braids paired with flower crowns, and, of course, Farrah Fawcett’s feathered blowout.
The latter sits in the pantheon of great hairstyles and has had a renaissance thanks to TikTok. There have been over 31 million views of videos using the hashtag #farrahfawcett, with people recreating the iconic, layered look. And surprisingly, it’s easy to do at home.
How And Just Like That… Made Lisa Todd Wexley’s Apartment a Shrine to Modern Black Art
Charlotte York Goldenblatt, meet Mickalene Thomas.
When you have a platform this large, everyone is going to see it. To have the representation of brown and Black bodies on the walls… When you get that opportunity, you have to go for it. So, I was going to make sure they were big paintings, beautiful, just glorious, celebrating our lives, and that you were going to really be able to see them when the camera was on, that there was going to be no denying what was on these walls.
The Clothes on Euphoria Show Just How Much the Characters Have Changed
Heidi Bivens knows how to dress the cool girl. You have her to thank for those neon swimsuits paired with ski masks in Spring Breakers, and the beyond-trendy ensembles on Euphoria (remember how good their Halloween costumes were?). The journalist-turned-stylist-turned-costume designer tells Vogue she’s drawn in by a challenge and, having returned to outfit the second season of HBO’s hit series Euphoria after earning Emmy, Primetime, and CDG Award nominations for her work on the show’s debut, it’s safe to say the challenge has been met.
39 Essential (and Delicious) Cake Recipes to Master Now
There’s something so special about cake recipes from scratch. (There’s a reason a few of our most popular recipes of all time are cakes, after all.) No matter your taste preferences, there’s a cake meant for everyone, from Chocolate Party Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache and Homemade Sprinkles to Vegan Peach-Almond Upside-Down Cake. Sinking your fork into a classic Coconut Cake or a rich Zebra Icebox Cake is a truly wonderful way to share dessert, celebrate an occasion, or simply have a solo moment of delight. These cakes go from classic essentials (think carrot cake and strawberry shortcake) to over-the-top recipes we’d make again and again.
Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch for 2022
How many new filmmakers attempt to break through every year? A hundred? A thousand? For 25 years — ever since a pair of up-and-comers named Wes Anderson and Alfonso Cuarón made the cut back in 1997 — Variety has been curating an annual list of just 10 helmers who stand out from the crowd, breakthrough storytellers we expect to go far. Past honorees have won studio gigs (Denis Villeneuve, Christopher Nolan), Oscars (Barry Jenkins, Steve McQueen) and even the Palme d’Or (Ruben Östlund, and most recently, “Titane” director Julia Ducournau).
‘Emily in Paris’ Renewed For Seasons 3 and 4 at Netflix
“Emily in Paris,” Darren Star’s Emmy-nominated romantic comedy series, has been renewed by Netflix for a third and fourth season.
Season 2 was released on Dec. 22, debuting in the Global Netflix Top 10 and topping the list across 94 countries with 107.6 million hours viewed from Dec. 22 to Dec. 26. Season 1 also made the Global Top 10, re-emerging on the list across 53 countries.
Foolproof Tips for Making Fresh Pasta at Home, According to an Award-Winning Chef
“I want to be able to read a newspaper through the dough underneath.”
Michaud says it’s crucial to make sure you’re using the right dough for the right pasta, and consistency is key. “If you have too wet of a dough, it’ll be really hard to roll, very sticky,” he says. For a versatile dough that can be used to make ravioli, fettuccine, pappardelle, lasagna sheets, tagliolini, cannelloni, and more, he says to use 500g 00 flour (an uber-refined wheat flour) mixed with 400-450g egg yolks, then mix the dough until it forms a nice smooth ball and wrap it in plastic before rolling it out.
‘White Lotus’ Season 2 at HBO Casts Aubrey Plaza
Aubrey Plaza is checking in to “The White Lotus” Season 2 at HBO, Variety has learned.
Plaza will appear in the series regular role of Harper Spiller, a woman on vacation with her husband and his friends. As previously announced, Season 2 of the hit dark comedy will take place at an entirely new White Lotus resort than the one in Hawaii used in Season 1.
How The Lost Daughter Defies Motherhood Stereotypes
Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut explores the sometimes harrowing choices made by mothers.
Movies often deploy mothers and children less as characters than as shorthand: Moms represent all-encompassing love, kids stand in for vulnerability. In The Lost Daughter and two other new films with mothers at their core, symbolism and sentimentality are put aside in favor of nuance and realism. Instead of reassuring audiences that mommy is always a bastion of safety, these filmmakers have created mother heroines who are unpredictable, erratic, and even a little bit frightening.
The Story Behind Kate’s Alexander McQueen Birthday Gowns
A decade after Kate Middleton commissioned Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton to create her a wedding dress worthy of her initiation into the royal family, the Duchess of Cambridge called upon her favourite designer to make three custom ballgowns for her 40th birthday. Each sublime confection, which drew inspiration from Burton’s most recent collections and reused existing fabrications, showed how far the collaborators have come on their journey together, while marking new ground.
The World We Want to Live in After COVID
The pandemic offers lessons about our local, national, and global communities. Will we listen?
2020, when the pandemic began, was a pre-liminal year—a headlong, vaccine-lessdescent away from normality and into calamity. We were torn from our established ways, undergoing separation, loss, and upheaval. 2021 was a liminal year—neither here nor there, not quite normal but not wholly abnormal, either. The inauguration of Joe Biden, the widespread availability of vaccines, and the return of weddings, dining, travel, and sports all coexisted alongside vaccine holdouts, breakthrough infections, new variants, booster shots, and regional surges.
Today, Omicron might make it feel as though we’re still squarely in the liminal phase.
Meet the Nail Artists Behind Your Favorite Celebrity Manicures
These manicurists have expertly sculpted, painted, and filed the nails of high-profile stars like Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, and more.
There’s always creativity brewing in the nail art industry whether we’re seeing innovative trends, new ways to do our manicures at home, or admiring the sculptural works of art created on those tiny canvases. That inventiveness would be nowhere without the contribution of nail artists from all over the world who are constantly reimagining the way we look at nails.
It’s remarkable how manicurists are able to translate their vision — or yours — onto 10 fingernails, providing their clients with another means of self-expression. It’s also impressive to see the growing number of nail artists responsible for the manicures on celebrities you know and love. Stars like Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo, and Jennifer Lopez are constantly exalted for their nails, so we wanted to take some time to honor the hands behind those hands.
7 Surprising Mushroom Health Benefits for Your Skin, Brain and Bones
To say they are good for you would be an understatement.
When it comes to choosing nutrient-rich ingredients for your meals, plain old white-colored food — think white bread, white rice and white pasta — don’t have the healthiest rep. But there is a white-colored treat that you should pile on your plate: mushrooms!
Why the US photographed its own WWII concentration camps
Dorothea Lange’s photos of the incarceration of Japanese Americans went largely unseen for decades.
Most of Lange’s candid photos of the removal process weren’t approved for publication by the War Relocation Authority and were “impounded” for the duration of the war. They weren’t seen widely until 1972, when her former assistant pulled them from the National Archives for a museum exhibit about the incarceration of Japanese Americans, called “Executive Order 9066.”
The photos became part of a redress movement for Japanese Americans in the 1970s and ’80s, which ultimately resulted in the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, a bill that approved reparations for survivors of the camps.
Roald Dahl’s beloved stories to be given new life on Netflix
Get ready for a dose of Dahl. The US streaming giant has bought the rights to all of the author’s fantastical worlds. Lights, camera, action!
Roald Dahl’s stories have been joyous to many young people across the world – his works have been translated into 63 languages and have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide.
Now, the family of the late British author has a new cause for celebration, having stumbled on their golden ticket with Netflix – the US streaming platform agreed a £370 million deal for the full catalogue of Dahl’s famous works in September 2021, giving them the rights to turn his beloved stories into films and series.
Keeping up with the Aristocracy explores the lives of English nobility
How the other half actually live
Keeping up with the Aristocrats, follows the lives of four separate couples from their respective mansions. The three-part series which includes an episode dedicated to Lord Ivar Mountbatten and husband James from their home Bridwell Park in Devon, is a joyful exposé into the maintenance of their properties and the practices of an aristo’s summer social season.
Damaged O’Keeffe painting on display again after restoration
A damaged Georgia O’Keeffe painting is back on display after conservators spent 1,250 hours and $145,000 restoring it. Dale Kronkright, head of conservation at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, called the job the most massive restoration project he has ever worked on. The results will be on display at the museum through Oct. 10. The painting will then travel to the San Diego Museum of Art in 2023. The late American modernist artist painted the piece, titled “Spring,” in 1948. It was last seen by the public in 2019, the Albuquerque Journal reported. The painting combines such O’Keeffe trademarks as desert primroses, a large vertebra and the northern New Mexico mountain peak named Pedernal. Measuring about 4 by 7 feet (1.2 by 2.1 meters), it was the largest canvas the artist had painted up to that point.
Prince Charles’s Watercolor Paintings Are on Display in London in His First-ever Full Exhibition
Prince Charles is opening up about his passion for painting — and sharing his artwork with the world.
Seventy-nine of the royal heir’s watercolor paintings will be on display at The Garrison Chapel in London until Feb. 14, marking the first full exhibition of his work, which features outdoor scenes created in Scotland, France, Africa and more.
Prince Charles, 73, revealed in the exhibit’s display panel that he started painting after finding photography, a passion of his mother Queen Elizabeth, “less than satisfying.”
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