T LOunge for January 24th, 2022

Posted on January 24, 2022

The Garden Bar and Restaurant – Pantai Indah Kapuk, North Jakarta, Indonesia


We don’t know about you, but we’re thinking a day spent under some twinkling lights, surrounded by both flowers and drink options, with the possibility of nosh arriving at any second, sounds like just about the most perfect way to spend this Monday. Let’s call it “getting back to nature” instead of “retreating from reality,” yes? Yes. Ease into your week. Let’s not be hasty about anything for the next 18 hours or so.


French Designer Manfred Thierry Mugler Has Died
Manfred Thierry Mugler has died. He was 73. Though he stepped away from fashion in 2002, the designer remained an outsize figure in the industry and his early designs have been discovered by a new generation of power women. After seeing Mugler’s work in the Costume Institute’s “Superheroes” exhibition in 2008, Beyoncé commissioned tour costumes. More recently, his show-stopping looks have been sought out by the likes of Cardi B. and Kim Kardashian. The latter commissioned a custom “wet look” by Mugler for the 2019 Costume Institute Gala.


Introducing the A-to-Z Guide to K-Pop
We’re breaking down the subculture behind one of music’s biggest genres.

If you’re new to K-pop, diving into the super-genre may seem like a daunting task. Beyond the globally recognized groups like BTS and BLACKPINK lie hundreds of musicians, or idols, working as groups and soloists in South Korea’s entertainment industry. These stars are all-around entertainers, and each group puts out several releases and tons of content each year, through livestreams, vlogs, variety show appearances, and behind-the-scenes clips. Behind it all is a whole subculture of concepts and terms to guide fans through the history of the art form.
Whether you just want some new additions to your playlists or you’ve found a group to stan and are ready to learn, here’s an (almost) A-to-Z guide of the terms and groups you need to know.


The Glorious Pleasure of Rereading
That hot new novel can wait. It’s time to indulge in an old favorite again.

The other evening, things got morbid over the second bottle of wine. “What book have you just accepted you’re never going to read before you die?” asked someone, possibly me. The range of answers was vast, but the consensus was clear: Life is just too short to read Finnegans Wake. As a T-shirt of my grandfather’s said, “So many books, so little time.” My late grandfather, I should say.
And yet he, like all the friends in that reading group, was a fanatical rereader. Even for those of us with teetering bedside piles, oppressed by shelves of worthy tomes and glossy towers of status galleys, sometimes there is nothing like the familiar contours of a comfort read.


Jennifer Coolidge Says Ariana Grande Brought Her Career Back To Life
Jennifer Coolidge made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and used her interview to shout out Ariana Grande for bringing her career a needed burst of energy. Coolidge is an incredible comedian, but her career in TV and films had become somewhat stagnant. Then, in 2018, Grande did a dead-on impression of Coolidge while appearing on Fallon’s show herself. Grande then featured the Party Down star in her music video for “thank u, next.”
In the music video, Coolidge brought back her character from Legally Blonde, the manicurist Paulette who Reese Witherspoon coaches in the infamous “bend and snap” pick-up move.


How to Recreate Emily in Paris Season 2 Looks for Less on Amazon
Our picks start at just $12.

Everyone say a big bonjour to our favorite Chicagoan-turned-Parisian, because Netflix’s Emily in Paris has returned for season 2 (and so has her show stopping fashion). While Lily Collins’ character is known to rock big brands and designer names, we’ve found a way to channel Emily’s unique style through similar pieces on Amazon. Because who wouldn’t want to look tres chic for a quarter of the price?


The 32 Best Reality Shows of All Time
We were rooting for you! We were all rooting for you!

Ah, reality television. A stellar way to ignore the state of the world and focus on what’s important: other people’s drama. The genre has been around since the ’70s, but didn’t get popular until the ’90s when MTV gifted us the powerhouse that was and forever will be The Real World. After that, we saw a boom of reality TV content. From Bunnies revealing what it’s really like to live in the Playboy Mansion to belting your heart out for a golden ticket to Hollywood, networks couldn’t get enough of the stuff.


15 Vegan Cookbooks to Inspire You to Join the Plant-Based Revolution
Even if you have no intention of ever giving up meat, fish, dairy, or eggs, there’s a strong case for familiarizing yourself with a vegan cookbook. Not only is keeping to a largely plant-based diet known to be better for your health, it’s generally much more sustainable as well.
Happily, there are a wealth of brilliant chefs devoting themselves to making vegan food genuinely exciting, from Salt Fat Acid Heat’s Samin Nosrat—now a “part-time” vegan—to Eleven Madison Park’s Daniel Humm, who changed the three-Michelin-starred institution’s menu to be fully plant-based.


The fascinating history of the catwalk show
Ever wondered how today’s runways came to be? We delve into fashion history and then consider where we may be heading next
For several decades, the circus of fashion week has been an international event, a pop-culture phenomenon which captures the interest of millions as designers present their latest collections, models strut their stuff on the catwalk, celebrities perch immaculately on the front row and editors dart from one city to another, several times a year. More recently though, the role of the runway show has come into question following the explosion of social media, a reckoning regarding sustainability and, more recently, a global pandemic which halted travel and gatherings of people, all of which has led to a more digital-focused fashion week. So, while the industry resets and has an opportunity to look inwards regarding the future of the fashion show, it is interesting to consider how we got to today’s typical catwalk extravaganza, and what we can learn from its history about where we might head next.


Loved That Meal? Take Home a Menu Memento
For Camilla Marcus and Josh Siegel, a menu wall preserves memories of their favorite meals.

Chef and restaurateur Camilla Marcus and her husband, Josh Siegel, have been collecting menus together since they were in college. The collection has grown throughout the years and is now displayed in their Los Angeles home. “For us, it’s the perfect encapsulation of food experiences, memories, travel, and people that we love, all in one place,” Marcus says.


10 impactful A-list fashion moments Thierry Mugler was behind
From the red carpet and the stage to the big screen, we look back over some of the designer’s most memorable creations

Famous for his futuristic and sculptural designs, he is widely credited with making a mark on the fashion industry that will never be forgotten, and his influence is felt far beyond the catwalk.
Below, we round up 10 of his most impactful pop-culture moments. From the many, many music-video and on-stage moments he was behind and the signature pieces he has created for some of the most famous people on the planet, to the celebrities who have worn his designs decades after they were first seen on the catwalk, these are some of the Thierry Mugler’s most memorable A-list moments.


The Girl Scouts’ Newest Cookie Flavor Is in Short Supply This Season
In an announcement on their website, the Girl Scouts said that Adventurefuls supplies are running low due to both high demand and labor shortages.

Just before the Girl Scouts kicked off their 2022 cookie-selling season, they made two exciting announcements. The big one was their partnership with DoorDash, which means that you can have your favorite annual treats delivered right to your front door, and a close second was the arrival of a brand new cookie flavor. The brownie-and-salted caramel-inspired Adventurefuls are described on the Girl Scouts website as an “indulgent” offering that “[takes] cookie lovers on a delicious taste adventure.”


‘The Great British Bake Off’ musical is set to hit the stage this year
Every year we wait in anticipation for September time when the famous culinary words “soggy bottom”, “prove”, and “on your marks, get set, bake” – and plenty of food-related innuendos – enter almost every sentence on The Great British Bake Off.
Over the years the popular baking competition has undergone various changes; from the numerous presenters and judges, the weekly recipes, to the move from BBC to Channel 4.
Now, it is set to get a revamp once again – but not in the way most may have imagined. The Great British Bake Off is set for the big screen, and will be made into a musical this year.


Thierry Mugler’s Everlasting Impact On Fashion: His Life And Designs
We look through the late designer’s incredible archives.

Alfred Thierry Mugler, the visionary French designer who defined 1980s fashion and was responsible for some of the most out-there and iconic looks of the past decades, has sadly passed away aged 73.
Much more than just a name on a perfume bottle, the French-born designer and ‘enfant terrible’ was, for a tremendous amount of time during his career, one of the most influential designers in the world and helped to define two decades of fashion – and beyond.


I’ve lived in Scotland my entire life. Here are 6 traditions I grew up with that my American friends find surprising.
I was born in Scotland, a small country in the United Kingdom with around 5.4 million residents, according to the National Records of Scotland.

While Scotland is part of the UK, there are traditions that I grew up with that aren’t celebrated by the rest of the nation — or the world.
I’ve lived in the country for most of my life, with the exception of a short study-abroad semester in Pennsylvania in 2016 and, over the past few years, I have spent time in London for work.
It was only when I made friends who weren’t from Scotland — particularly my US-based friends — that I realized just how unique some of our traditions are considered to the rest of the world.


Stop canceling normal people who go viral
It’s making the world a shittier place. West Elm Caleb is only the most recent example.

What’s worse, ghosting someone you met on a dating app or calling up that guy’s workplace and demanding he be fired for ghosting someone on a dating app? This is a question that nobody in the world should ever have to think about, but is unfortunately the kind of question that we must ask ourselves every time a random person is anointed as the internet’s main character.
What I’m talking about, in this case, is a guy known as “West Elm Caleb,” a 25-year-old who works at West Elm and does not seem like a very fun person to date. On TikTok, multiple women have accused him of ghosting, sending unsolicited photos of his dick, and scheduling several dates in the same day. If you have ever been a single 25-year-old in New York City, this kind of behavior is, while certainly not great, hardly uncommon.


The painting once dubbed ‘the English Mona Lisa’ is returning to the UK this week
The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough is considered one of the country’s finest artworks, but after being bought by an American collector 100 years ago, has only just returned to Britain

His eyes follow you as you walk around the room, staring you out. He’s dressed in regal blue, set against a dull brown background, his hand churlishly on one hip, his feathered cap in the other. He’s our version of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and he’s having a homecoming this week after being away for a century.
Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy received almost universal acclaim from critics when it was first unveiled by the English artist in 1770, when it was dubbed, A Portrait of a Young Gentleman. It did something of a UK tour, hanging in Liverpool, Manchester, and London, before it was sold for £182,000 to an American collector, Henry Huntington, in 1921. Before it left, there was a farewell showing in the National Gallery, where it attracted 900,000 visitors. Then, it set sail across the Atlantic, with a poignant ‘au revoir’ inscribed on the back by the National Gallery’s then-director, Sir Charles Holmes.


Cooking and Cocktails: Romania
Papanasi (Romanian Cheese Doughnuts)

These traditional Romanian doughnuts are made with cheese right in the dough, giving them a rich, soft, and fluffy quality. In contrast, the exterior is nicely browned and perfectly crispy thanks to the frying process. Traditionally, papanasi are served with jam and sour cream on top. Ready to learn how to make this decadent and delicious Romanian dessert at home?


30 Best Things to Do in Atlanta — From Art Museums to High-end Shopping
Here are 30 of the top things to do in Atlanta, Georgia.

If you’re looking for a big-city getaway with a dose of Southern charm, it’s hard to beat Atlanta, Georgia. Home to incredible museums, several professional sports teams, and one of the world’s busiest airports, there are plenty of things to do in Atlanta that travelers of all ages will enjoy. Here, we’ve gathered 30 of the best things to do in Atlanta, ranging from presidential libraries to aviation museums, so you can start planning your next trip to ATL.






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