T LOunge for April 5th, 2022

Posted on April 05, 2022

Seroeni Bar and Restaurant – Jakarta, Indonesia

 

We won’t sugarcoat things. It really is TUESDAY, the suckiest day of the week. At least Lorenzo chose a fabulous LOunge in which to spend this cursed day. We’re off to the content wilds to see what the celebrity style world looks like post-Awards season, post-post-lockdown. Chat amongst yourselves!

 

David Hyde Pierce on the Joy of Playing Julia Child’s Husband, Paul
The veteran actor takes on the role of the diplomat turned celebrity chef husband in HBO Max’s new series, Julia.
“One of the things that appealed to me about Paul and Julia’s relationship was that when they first met, they were just friends. Paul had had a lot of relationships by that point in his life. He had already met, loved, and lost the woman he considered to be the love of his life years before he met Julia. And he never thought he’d find that again. But I read some of his letters to his brother, and in describing what he had lost, he was inadvertently describing Julia, who he would one day meet. He just didn’t know it at the time”

 

‘Hesidating’ Is Rampant Among Singles Right Now
Dating ambivalently is more dangerous than it sounds.

From inadvertently finding yourself in a situationship to being love-bombed or experiencing FODA (aka fear of dating again), there’s a bevy of ways that a well-meaning foray into the dating world can go sideways. Now, dating experts are pointing to a new 2022 trend that’s more pervasive than you might realize: hesidating.
Coined by dating site Plenty of Fish, the trend is, unsurprisingly, a downstream effect of the pandemic and the perpetual feeling that life is so uncertain at the moment. “From socially distant walks to video chats, to finally, meeting IRL for the first time, for many singles, dating can be a lot and the idea of getting into a relationship feels even more overwhelming,” Kate MacLean, resident dating expert at Plenty of Fish, tells InStyle.

 

The Karen Who Cried Kidnapping
How one unsuspecting craft-loving mom got tangled in an influencer’s viral yarn.

Sadie Vega-Martinez needed to find baby Jesus. On December 7, 2020, the mother of five threw her hair up in a messy bun, pulled on sweats, and dragged her husband Eddie to the Michaels craft store five minutes from their home in Petaluma, California. She was on a mission to complete a nativity scene for her Christmas table. As they wove through aisles of Puffy paints, jars of glitter, and rainbow-colored yarn, Sadie didn’t notice the blonde-haired, blue-eyed mom pushing a double stroller and eyeing her and Eddie suspiciously. “We never would have even known she existed,” Sadie tells me. “No encounter, nothing.”

 

What My Wedding Hanbok Taught Me About Ancient Korean Royalty
Wearing a hanbok, I didn’t always feel the weight of its 2,000 years of history. In elementary school, I would sport the Korean national costume to show-and-tell and peel off the novelty in time for recess. In high school, I wore it once, to a Korean-American cultural festival, very pleased to have flouted my mother’s request for a historically accurate bun. But 20 years later and with a wedding to plan, I found myself in the Seoul atelier of premier classical hanbok designer Hyesoon Kim, whose expertise has brought the art of hanbok in view of a U.S. president, film audiences, and fashion houses like Fendi and Dries Van Noten. That afternoon her assistants shuffled around the light-filled showroom, hoisting layers of silk hanbok over my head, a wedding gift from my fiance’s family. As Kim herself scrutinized each tie and adjusted my jeogori (top jacket), I wondered about the gold symbols on my chima (skirt) and the phoenix on my chest. This time, I felt the overwhelming tug of heritage, the kind that makes you revisit old, forgotten textbooks and keeps you reading about your ancestors late into the night.

 

From Headbands to Barrettes, 24 Bridal Hair Accessories That Go Beyond the Veil
While the right dress and shoes are often a priority as it relates to wedding planning, bridal hair accessories offer a fashionable upgrade to any look. Even the most simplistic bride-to-be should consider accessorizing ahead of the big day.
With so many options in the market, it can feel overwhelming to find that perfect piece to complement your blossoming bridal look—especially as you plan every little detail from that memorable bouquet to wedding makeup. Those with a penchant for vintage glamour might select a birdcage veil for a bit of delicate mystery. Or, you could opt for a carefully-selected embellished comb to elevate that bridal updo. A satin headband could add a touch of sophistication for those leaning into modern elegance.
All in all, the best bridal hair accessories will help you look and feel your best. Below, 24 editor-approved pieces to accessorize with on your wedding day.

 

Pamela Rooke, the “Queen of Punk” and Fashion Icon Known as Jordan, Dies at 66
Pamela Rooke, the style icon and legendary figure in the British punk scene better known as Jordan, died yesterday at the age of 66, her partner confirmed to Brighton and Hove News earlier today. “She died peacefully a stone’s throw away from the sea in her hometown of Seaford, East Sussex in the company of her loving family at 9 p.m. last night,” he wrote, adding that her passing followed a short period of illness due to a rare form of bile duct cancer. “Jordan was a wonderful woman and will be remembered for countless decades to come.”

 

Couturier Guo Pei Gets an Expansive Showcase in San Francisco
“Our Costume program highlights extraordinary designers who have changed the course of fashion history,” says Thomas P. Campbell, director and CEO of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (which includes the Legion of Honor), “and Guo Pei is a perfect fit: Her career is emblematic of a shift in global fashion narratives and China’s rise as a fashion leader.”
The show’s 80-plus looks, all sourced from Pei’s archives, are sometimes arranged by season or theme (nature, architecture, and China’s imperial past have all been creative springboards for the designer) and sometimes coupled with Western artworks—medieval icons, chinoiserie, and examples from the Italian Baroque and French Rococo periods among them. As curator Jill D’Alessandro notes, Pei’s work resonates not only across cultures, but across media.

 

These Nine Champagnes are Perfect for Mimosas—and for Sipping on Their Own
Choosing the right Champagne can make or break your Mimosa. These nine will elevate your next brunch in seriously delicious ways.

The Mimosa is a cocktail for all seasons, but now that spring has arrived, this seems like a particularly perfect time to revisit it. It’s brunch season, after all—Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and graduation will be here before we know it—and it’s hard to think of a better way to kick off a leisurely weekend morning than with a well-considered Mimosa.
Because there are only two ingredients in a classic Mimosa, it’s imperative that each of them be well chosen. No matter how great your Champagne might be—or Prosecco or other quality sparkling wine—lousy orange juice will drag down your Mimosa faster than you can say, “On second thought, I’ll just have a glass of bubbly.”

 

10 Best Sides for Roast Chicken10
Once you’ve roasted up a juicy, crispy bird, the next question is, “What goes with baked chicken?” Roast chickenis a staple for a reason. It’s soul-warming, versatile, and pretty easy to make once you know the secret. It can be the centerpiece of all kinds of dinners and next-day lunches. From creamy Garlic-and-Herb Mashed Potatoes to Glazed Carrots with Goat Cheese and Honey and Green Beans Two Ways, we’ve rounded up the 10 best side dishes that answer the age-old query of what goes with chicken. Read on for these recipes and more.”

 

Ruth Wilson: Queen of all she surveys
Ruth Wilson, the two-time Olivier Award-winner renowned for her spellbinding TV roles, talks to Charlotte Brook about taking creative control as a producer, spotlighting forgotten female narratives and the ‘magic and danger’ of theatre

Her latest venture marks a new challenge: True Things, adapted from the novel by Deborah Kay Davies, is the first feature film Wilson has both co-produced and starred in. Set in contemporary Ramsgate, the psychological drama follows Kate (Wilson), a benefits officer and a slightly lost soul whose story intertwines with that of an entrancing, unreliable ex-convict known only as ‘Blond’. Attraction and toxicity, connection and chaos, ensue.

 

Remembering Althea McNish, A Forgotten Revolutionary Of British Design
A new exhibition at London’s William Morris Gallery shines a light on one of the most accomplished, yet overlooked, textile designers of the 20th century.

IKEA in Tottenham might seem an improbable favourite haunt for an icon of British design, but before her death in 2020, aged 96, that is where you would often find Althea McNish. She would peruse the showrooms, dressed head to toe in the bright, bold and sensuous fabrics she designed. “She would point out things and say they needed more colour – she always had a glint in her eye,” remembers Rose Sinclair, curator of the first major exhibition on McNish at the William Morris Gallery, Colour Is Mine.
Born in a middle-class family in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, in 1924, McNish was already a successful painter when she arrived in the UK in November 1950. She attended the London College of Printing, and evening classes at Central St Martins, where she met the likes of Eduardo Paolozzi. In 1954, she enrolled at the Royal College of Art, where she studied textile design – and was one of few women of colour at the prestigious art school.

 

Why Is Chronic Pain Still So Misunderstood?
For writer Eva Wiseman, debilitating migraines are a dark reality. Here, she turns to the experts shedding new light on pain.

Pain is a problem comparable only perhaps to love. It’s a physiological process common to everybody, like breathing or urinating, but is notoriously difficult to describe or quantify and remains obstinately subjective. In recent years, scientists have begun to take the subject more seriously – in the past, pain was understood as a symptom of disease rather than something with a complex life of its own – but the history of pain research is remarkably short. Anaesthetic wasn’t used during surgery until the mid-1800s, as it was believed that pain was a positive thing. It helped patients recover, surgeons said, and, besides, the screaming would help them cut faster. Since then, attempts to measure pain have included, in the 1940s, burning women’s hands when they were in labour to see how the two pains compared, and poking patients with horse hairs attached to a stick.

 

Feud Season 2 is Coming: Meet the Real-Life Socialites Who Inspired the Story
Ryan Murphy’s Feud is officially coming back for a second season on FX, according to two separate Hollywood trade publications. While the first iteration focused on Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, season two will feature legendary author Truman Capote verbally duking it out with his cadre of socialite friends like Babe Paley, Slim Keith, CZ Guest, and Lee Radziwill. If those names mean nothing to you, well, expect a story about one of history’s wittiest gay men backstabbing one of the most glamorous cliques Manhattan has ever seen.

 

How Ireland Took On the Church and Freed Its Soul
A nation learned to dodge God’s law in everything from biscuits to birth control, until religious doublethink became an agent of its own undoing.

“Novels arise out of the shortcomings of history,” Novalis said. It was subtle of Penelope Fitzgerald to use this as the epigraph for her historical novel about the poet, “The Blue Flower,” implying, as it does, the novel’s best powers of restoration. History is full of destruction and certain death, but fictional people may live forever, in an eternal redemption. And recorded history struggles to capture not only unwritten lives but unwritten thoughts, very often leaving a void around private existence, interiority. The novel gladly rushes in where the angel of history fears to tread.
But the novel has no monopoly on historical correction, and reading Fintan O’Toole’s new book, “We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Modern Ireland” (Liveright), is like reading a great tragicomic Irish novel, rich in memoir and record, calamity and critique.

 

Why everyone has this chair
This two-legged chair has been famous for almost 100 years.

If your internet overlaps even a little bit with mine, you’ve seen a Cesca chair (also known as a B32). The cantilevered cane-and-chrome chair is all over the place: in trendy homes, in movies and on TV shows, even tattooed on people’s bodies. But Instagram’s favorite chair is not exactly new.
It was designed nearly 100 years ago by an architect named Marcel Breuer, while he was a student at the Bauhaus, the famed German art school. This somewhat unassuming two-legged chair is the realization of a manifesto’s worth of utopian ideals about design and functionality. So maybe it’s no surprise it has somehow remained in fashion for decades: It’s a design icon. And just a really, really nice-looking chair.

 

The story of the internet, as told by the movies
The internet has changed since 1983. Films show us how we’ve changed with it.

Once upon a time, about 20 years ago, when I was still in high school, the internet was an activity. It was something we went on. Now we don’t go on the internet, because we more or less are it. It’s in our pores, infecting our sleep. When forced to disconnect, we feel physical withdrawal, not from some constant stream of information but from, in a weird way, one another. We feel suddenly unseen.
Oddly enough, the film that first fully anticipated this merger masquerades as a movie about TV. Videodrome, from body horror master David Cronenberg, opened in theaters on February 4, 1983. A month earlier, on January 1, the internet had been born when the ARPANET — the DoD’s system for sending data from one ancient computer to another — finished its migration onto the TCP/IP protocol, which we still use today. It was the most consequential thing to happen all year, and maybe all decade. Maybe all century. It altered reality
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Dix Noonan Webb to hold a special banknote auction featuring 500 portraits of The Queen to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee
No other monarch has featured on such a wide range of notes from such a huge range of countries

Dix Noonan Webb’s banknote department brings a collective wealth of over 55 years experience, and the auction house was recently behind the sale of an extremely rare 700-year-old gold coin unearthed in Norfolk and sold for £173,000. The Edward III ‘leopard’ coin, which was minted in 23-carat gold at the Tower of London, is one of five known surviving examples.
For this latest auction though, expected to garner considerable interest as Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee approaches, highlights include a presentation £5 note, numbered no. A01 000013, dating from 1971 in a leather wallet. This was presented to Sir Jasper Quintus Hollom KBE (16 December 1917 – 29 August 2014) who was Chief Cashier of the Bank of England 1962-66 and subsequently the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England 1970-80, and is expected to fetch in the region of £5,000.

 

In Europe, It’s Planes vs. Trains. For Many Travelers, Rail Is the Way to Go.
Amid concerns about climate change, Europe is investing heavily in trains. The idea is to make rail more appealing, especially as an alternative to short-haul flights.

Train travel in Europe is on the upswing, thanks to growing interest from travelers, a renaissance in sleeper trains, and new investments in high-speed rail lines across the continent. But to see major growth in passenger traffic — which is one of the goals of the European Green Deal — the continent’s railways will have to overcome a number of challenges, including booking difficulties and competition with short-haul flights, which remain the cheaper option on many multicountry routes.

 

You Can Follow Real Dinosaur Tracks on This Incredible Utah Hike
You’ll see three sets of dinosaur tracks in less than a mile on this hike in Moab, Utah.

There’s nothing like spring in the Utah desert. While much of the country is just starting to thaw, the weather in eastern Utah is warm and sunny. The desert’s springtime weather window — before the heat of summer kicks in — is the perfect time to visit Moab, an outdoor-lover’s paradise that’s perfectly situated between two of the state’s best national parks: Arches and Canyonlands.
In addition to great weather and easy national park access, Moab is known for its palaeontological history, a history that’s dominated by the dinosaurs that once roamed the land. And one of the best ways to see remnants of the dinosaurs for yourself is to hike the aptly named Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracks Trail just north of town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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