T LOunge for March 8th, 2022

Posted on March 08, 2022

Miss Jones Bar and Restaurant – Voorburg, Netherlands

 

Kittens, the world outside continues to disappoint in ways big and small, which is why we need to spend today (which is TUESDAY and also the worst day of the week) in a moody, dark, floral-infused LOunge to keep the stressors and triggers at bay. Pull up a chair and start procrastinating. We’re off to the content orchard to fill our baskets with awards season goodness.

 

How Amanda Seyfried Mastered The Elizabeth Holmes Voice
“If you’re playing somebody who’s real, the further away you get from yourself—the more indulgent—the farther you fall into the character.”

From the moment Amanda Seyfried first appears in The Dropout as teenage Elizabeth Holmes, she is already using a version of “the voice.” She speaks in a lower tone, pursing her lips and tensing her cheeks to tighten up her vowels, adding in awkward pauses here and there. But there’s a scene in the third episode, where she gives herself a pep talk in the bathroom after a tense argument with her boyfriend and business partner Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, that’s particularly startling. Shaken and disheveled with green juice staining her white shirt, grown-up Elizabeth, now the CEO of biotech startup Theranos, recites a business pitch in the mirror to hype herself up. Her voice grows deeper and deeper each time she repeats it.

 

Leighton Meester On Her New Movie, The Gossip Girl Reboot, And Why She Hasn’t Watched Euphoria
Her latest role is Beth, a 35-year-old with a 10-month old who’s accused of killing her best friend (Christina Wolfe) in the Netflix thriller The Weekend Away, based on Sarah Alderson’s novel of the same name. Meester, also 35 years old with a newish baby, was intrigued by the script for obvious reasons. “That was exactly me, by the minute,” she says. On a getaway to Croatia, Beth grapples with not only being separated from her child, but also “out-of-this-world, unbelievably dramatic and tragic suspense.” Here, more from Meester about her new movie, her thoughts on the Gossip Girl reboot, and why she still hasn’t watched Euphoria.

 

Gigi Hadid Donates All Fashion Week Earnings To Help People In Ukraine And Palestine
“At the end of the day, innocent lives pay for war—not leaders.”

Gigi Hadid is donating all her earnings from walking in fashion week shows to help people in Ukraine and Palestine.
In a statement posted to Instagram, Hadid explained that “Having a set fashion month schedule has meant that my colleagues and I often present new fashion collections during heartbreaking and traumatic times in history. We don’t have control over most of our work schedules, but we would like to walk ‘for’ something. Following in the footsteps of my friend @micarganaraz, I am pledging to donate my earnings from the fall 2022 shows to aid those suffering from the war in Ukraine, as well as continuing to support those experiencing the same in Palestine.”

 

Pleasing’s New Campaign Star Mick Fleetwood on the Magic of Harry Styles and Joy of Wearing Nail Polish
“He’s a magical man,” says Harry Styles of Mick Fleetwood, who he counts as a musical hero, close confidante, and now, the new face of his brand, Pleasing. “Mick is someone who brings me–and countless others–great joy,” he continues. “I felt there couldn’t be a better embodiment of Pleasing, or a person who could so naturally capture the wizardry that we love.” Any Fleetwood Mac fan knows the pivotal role that the Fleetwood drummer played not just in forming the band, but holding it together during the making of their landmark 1977 album Rumours amid heartbreak and emotional turmoil. Accordingly, they will know that he’s the perfect free-spirited sorcerer–and force of style–for the job.

 

The Thousand-Year-Old Hair Ritual That’s Alive and Well in Chad
“Chébé is a gift left up in the mountain by God so it can bring down our hair to great lengths,” says Néné Izou, a member of the Bassara Arab tribe of Northern Chad. The female members of Izou’s tribe, and other nomadic women of the region, are known for their thick and lustrous hair, which often falls well below the belly button. The key to retaining their lengths? Chébé, an ancient hair-care ritual that’s been practiced by their ancestors for millennia.

 

It’s the End of the World As We Know It. And We’re Still At Work.
On childless women and toxic jobs in the pandemic.

Andrea was one of more than a dozen high-achieving women without kids who generously shared their experiences for this story. In our phone conversations and email exchanges, they described internal and external pressures to assume ever-mounting responsibility, sometimes while caring for relatives or grieving a loss. Some recalled how their sudden, housebound isolation cut them off from the companionship and rituals that normally gave their lives meaning—not to mention work-life balance. And most spoke of the guilt and emotional baggage that comes from being a woman of child-rearing age who has opted, at least for now, to put career first.
Throughout the pandemic, childless women who were fortunate enough to keep their jobs, and who could do those jobs remotely, comprised a privileged minority within a privileged minority. Their struggles were different from those of working parents, but they were no less real. Among some high-achieving women, the elimination of boundaries between work and nonwork life became a recipe for disaster—and, from there, a catalyst for a major reevaluation of priorities and purpose.

 

Queen Elizabeth Is Reportedly Moving Out of Buckingham Palace
But sources close to the royals say it’ll still be the central base of the monarchy.

People adds that a $460 million, decade-long refurbishment project started at Buckingham Palace back in 2016 and that the queen would remain there during the construction, but she’s been conducting her royal duties at Windsor since the world went into lockdown. With the queen taking calls on video and inviting heads of state like Justin Trudeau to Windsor — which is about 20 miles from Buckingham Palace — there doesn’t seem to be a reason for her to go back to business as usual in London proper.

 

In Alaska, Indigenous Women Are Reclaiming Traditional Face Tattoos
Many Indigenous tribes around the world have distinctive traditional facial tattoos—the Māori have Tā Moko, the Inuit have Kakiniit—but Gwich’in tattoos often appear as three distinctive lines on the chin, as well as lines on the cheeks or corners of the eye. “The lines represent a rite of passage,” says Potts-Joseph. “Traditionally, a girl gets her first tattoo when they become a woman. During a girl’s first cycle, she would learn about the responsibilities of being a woman, and that’s when she would get her first traditional markings.” Lars Krutak—a tattoo anthropologist, research associate at the Museum of International Folk Art, and author of Ancient Ink: The Archaeology of Tattooing—says the Yidįįłtoo, a tradition which is at least 10,000 years old, was also used as a method of emotional healing, to display warrior status, and as a tribal identifier, too. “The width and spacing of a woman’s chin tattoos differentiated what group they came from,” he says. “There were nine Gwich’in groups in interior Alaska.”

 

These Dessert Recipes Can All Be Made With Five Ingredients or Fewer
Dessert recipes can range from multi-component, complex creations to something as low-key as fresh berries with a mound of whipped cream. If you’re looking for a treat on the simpler side, these recipes have got you covered — you’ll only need a maximum of five ingredients to make them. You can whip up your own batch of Vanilla Ice Cream with just four ingredients, or create soft-serve from fruit, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and a little bit of salt. The spread also includes this striking recipe for Pears Poach in Red Wine, which only requires three ingredients, plus an extra fourth for serving if you’re so inclined. Whichever dessert you choose, your ingredient (and shopping) list will be reliably short. Read on for all 10 recipes.

 

Kristen Stewart’s Style File – Every One Of Her Rule-Breaking And Chic Red Carpet Outfits
The Spencer star never dresses by the rules

Since Twilight fever swept the nation, we’ve had our eyes fixed on Kristen Stewart’s wardrobe. On the red carpet she takes on daring looks that most Hollywood stars would shy away from – stand-out looks have come from Proenza Schouler, Burberry, and graphic Pucci numbers. And, thankfully, her Seberg press tour proves no different.

 

Stella McCartney Gives Minnie Mouse A New Look For International Women’s Day
“She’s one of the most famous characters on earth,” says Stella McCartney of working with a character like Minnie Mouse. “It’s incredible to see how happy she makes everyone, and how she’s in such a positive position to represent women.” To celebrate International Women’s Day and Disneyland Paris’s 30th anniversary, the British designer joined forces with Disney to recreate Minnie Mouse’s outfit for the first time ever. And where else to present the new look in the flesh but the brand’s autumn/winter 2022 show in Paris where Minnie was the guest of honour?

 

Jane Campion: A Candid Interview With a Master
A decade ago, she almost walked away from movies. Now, Campion is the only woman ever nominated twice for best director thanks to The Power of the Dog.

The Power of the Dog took Campion to Italy, then New York; London, then France. A riveting and wrenching study of loneliness, masculinity, and repression set in ’20s Montana, it’s 2021’s most decorated movie—winner of more best-picture and director awards than any other title and positioned for a strong showing at the Academy Awards. (It’s nominated for 12 Oscars, more than any other film.) This marks the crowning moment for a generation-defining filmmaker. Backed by an aggressive Netflix campaign, Campion, 67, has flown around the world for screenings, tributes, and celebrations, the kind of treatment reserved for legends of the medium.

 

Did George Washington Have an Enslaved Son?
West Ford’s descendants want to prove his parentage—and save the freedmen’s village he founded.

In Fairfax County, Virginia, two landmarks of early American history share an uneasy but inextricable bond. George Washington’s majestic Mount Vernon estate is one of the most popular historic homes in the country, visited by roughly a million people a year. Gum Springs, a small community about three miles north, is one of the oldest surviving freedmen’s villages, most of which were established during Reconstruction. The community was founded in 1833 by West Ford, who lived and worked at Mount Vernon for nearly sixty years, first as an enslaved teen-ager and continuing after he was freed. Following Washington’s death, in 1799, Ford helped manage the estate, and he maintained an unusually warm relationship with the extended Washington family.

 

Rhubarb is the tart, unsung veggie of spring— here’s how to use it
Rhubarb is often found baked and blistered in sweet treats such as pies, muffins, and tarts in the spring and summertime. And sometimes, it’s used in savory dishes like salads or even blended up to make a sauce. But, what exactly is rhubarb?
Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable, most often recognized for its vibrant stalk with a pink-red hue. The fleshy stalks resemble celery, but the two certainly don’t taste the same. The plant was used for medicinal purposes in ancient Rome and ancient China before it made its way to Europe. A gardener in Maine brought seed to the United States in the late 1700s, kicking off its popularity that remains today.

 

South Korean tattoo artists have built huge social-media followings with fans around the world. There’s only one problem: Their work is illegal.
South Korean tattoo artist Ilwol Hongdam has inked close to 4,000 people in the last 10 years, many of whom flew into Seoul just to see him.
With more than 371,000 followers on Instagram, he is one of the most well-known names in the South Korean industry. He’s drawn in fans around the world with his intricate creations, which are influenced by traditional Korean art. There’s just one problem: What he’s doing is illegal.

 

From Elizabeth I to Mary Quant: female trailblazers throughout history to celebrate this International Women’s Day
Innovators and icons – the women beyond convention

Gertrude Bell
The very first woman to receive a First Class degree from the University of Oxford, by the age of 21 Gertrude Bell had already written herself into the history books before even embarking on her impressive career. A fascinating and unique example of female brilliance, she is remembered as a celebrated writer, traveller, political officer and archaeologist.
Bell was the first and only woman to work for British Intelligence in the Middle East during the turn of the 20th century. After she fell in love with the region during a visit to Iran in 1892, Bell made a point to learn its languages, becoming fluent in Persian and Arabic. Bell’s extensive knowledge of the district’s deserts and ability to speak its native dialects made her an obvious fit to work there during the First World War. Bell worked closely with T.E. Lawrence, better known as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, in the Arab Bureau during the period. Based in Cairo, the bureau gathered and analysed information to help the British drive out the Ottoman Empire from the area.

 

The Dreamiest Desserts Start With These Two Flavors
Kesar pista, an intoxicating combination of fragrant saffron and earthy pistachio, is a favorite on the Indian subcontinent — and an excellent base for many sweets.

In Japan, you can buy Kit Kats that taste like green tea. In Canada, Lay’s potato chips can be ketchup flavored. And now, a kesar pista Snickers bar has arrived in India.
Kesar pista, or saffron and pistachio, is a familiar combination for South Asians. It features heavily in several traditional desserts like kesar rajbhog — saffron-flavored, nut-filled milk balls — or kesari burfi, fudgelike saffron confections often studded with pistachios.

 

The best perfumes for women take a cue from history
International Women’s Day 2022: the best perfumes for women look to both historical and fictional figures to inspire their inclusive take on femininity. We share our selects here

In honour of International Women’s Day 2022 we take a fresh look at inspirational perfumes for women.
The idea of ‘best perfumes for women’ is a bit tired these days, so much so that it seems on track to be practically irrelevant in a few years time. ‘Feminine’ scents have historically been florals – rose in particular – and gourmand notes like vanilla or caramel.
Yet what defines the feminine has shifted in our modern era, and so too have the scents attributed to it. More and more, contemporary perfumers are putting an experimental twist on classic scents, creating fragrances that are definitively genderless, and utilising synthetic ingredients to create previously unimaginable results.

 

16 Best Beaches in North Carolina
From Sunset Beach to Nags Head, these are the best North Carolina beaches.

With 300 miles of pristine coastline, it’s no wonder North Carolina is one of the nation’s top beach destinations. From quiet barrier islands to lively coastal cities and family-friendly destinations, North Carolina’s beaches are perfect for your next summer vacation (though its sandy stretches are beautiful at any time of year). These spots offer stunning white-sand beaches, of course, but they’re also home to historic sites, diverse wildlife, beautiful golf courses, and exciting water sports. We’ve rounded up the 10 best beaches in North Carolina for your next trip to the Tar Heel State, from Sunset Beach to Duck.

 

 

 

 

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