T LOunge for July 11th, 2022

Posted on July 11, 2022


Modern Tailors Bar and Restaurant – Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Kittens, there’s no use in being coy about it. It is, in fact, MONDAY. It gives us no pleasure to report this. But we have attempted to mitigate the circumstances by selecting a colorful, comfy, aesthetically pleasing LOunge for you to spend the day in, doing nothing of consequence while you sample the wares. We have a lovely little backlog of celebrity style content to present to you today after last week’s rather depressing drought, so pick a seat, sample from the distractions below, and prepare to be unproductive for the rest of the day.

 

Beanie Feldstein Leaving Broadway Revival of ‘Funny Girl’ Early, Citing Change in ‘Direction’
Beanie Feldstein will leave the Broadway revival of “Funny Girl” on July 31, roughly two months before she was slated to depart the production.
In a statement on Instagram, Feldstein attributed her early exit to a decision by the production “to take the show in a different direction.” It’s unclear what that direction was.
Feldstein, a movie star who has appeared in “Lady Bird” and “Booksmart,” has had a rough go of it. She was snubbed by the Tony Awards, which only gave “Funny Girl” a single nomination, and has had to miss multiple performances, owing to a COVID diagnosis in June and for other unspecified reasons.
Reviews have also been unkind, with some critics comparing Feldstein to original star Barbra Streisand and finding her wanting (but, then again, who wouldn’t be?). Ticket sales have also flagged in recent weeks.

 

A Bridgerton Book About Queen Charlotte Is Coming
Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes will co-write the story about Queen Charlotte’s rise to power.

While Bridgerton fans anxiously await season three, there’s more exciting news coming out of the Bridgerton-verse: a new story cowritten by Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes all about Queen Charlotte.
Avon Books announced the new book, which will be “centered on Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power.” The prequel “tells the story of how the young Queen’s marriage to King George sparked both a great love story and a societal shift, creating the world of the Ton inherited by the characters in Bridgerton.”

 

32 of the Best Movies From the 1990s
From teen movies to tear-jerkers, these films changed pop-culture forever.

It was the Golden Age of romantic comedies, the launching pad for some of today’s most popular franchises, and an era when independent cinema came into its own. But what movies released during the 1990s truly stand the test of time?

 

The Best Orange Wines to Drink Now
Call them orange wines, or skin-contact whites, either way it’s a world you need to know.

OK, first things first: There are no oranges in orange wine. And no tangerines, tangelos, mandarins, clementines, ponkans, blood oranges, Buddha’s hands, or sumo citruses (citrii?) either. Not a one.
Orange wine instead is the popular way of referring to what’s more technically, albeit clumsily, called “skin-contact white wine.” When it comes to most wine grapes, the flesh of the grape isn’t pigmented; cut a Cabernet grape open next to a Chardonnay grape, and the insides of both look more or less the same (pale green, essentially). Red wines get their color when the juice from crushed grapes is allowed to macerate on the grape-skins. White wines are typically made by crushing the grapes and then immediately removing the skins. Make a white wine the way you normally make a red wine—by keeping the juice with the skins as it ferments—and you get a wine that’s anywhere from pale gold to ruddy amber to actively, inarguably orange, and which also has some of the tannins and mouthfeel of a red.

 

Elena Rybakina Wins Her First Major Title at Wimbledon
Elena Rybakina stormed to victory over the Tunisian player Ons Jabeur in the women’s singles final at Wimbledon, marking both her first Grand Slam win and also the first for her country of Kazakhstan.
The match, which lasted three sets, saw Jabeur—who was widely tipped to emerge as the victor, and become the first Arab player to win a Grand Slam—power her way through the first set with a series of bold slices and drop shots that left Rybakina playing catch-up. But from the start of the second set, Rybakina settled into her groove, with her growing confidence (and extraordinarily powerful serves) seeing her take it home. By the third set, Rybakina had gained decisive momentum, and despite a thrilling fight back from Jabeur with the help of a breathtaking drop shot halfway through, Rybakina maintained her lead, eventually defeating Jabeur 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.

 

Sorbet vs. Sherbet: What’s the Difference?
Sherbet and sorbet are both refreshing frozen treats, but they’re not exactly the same.

When it comes to chilled refreshments, you are hard pressed to do better than a sorbet or sherbet. Whether you are using one of these light frozen treats as a garnishing scoop for a baked dessert, or as the main event, their bright intense flavors are a welcome note at the end of a meal. But while many use the designations interchangeably, sorbet and sherbet are actually two very different recipes.

 

Crochet All Day—Meet the Bag Trend That Works For Parties and the Pool
Look, it’s ok to be short on time for hobbies this summer. You’re busy booking vacations and hitting up the beach, which may not leave you the time to take up knitting, piano, or crochet (that’s ok, there’s always the fall). But, just because you’re too pressed to participate doesn’t mean that you can’t embrace the craftcore look. Crochet bags are the perfect choice for warm weather. They’re lightweight and tend to come in playful colors and natural materials like cotton and raffia.
While crocheting may be a pastime most associated with generations past, even if you wouldn’t consider yourself a fan of the coastal grandma look, you can embrace the breathable weave of crochet. Minimalist options in both small and large iterations are just as available as their bolder counterparts. Either way, the ideal way to style a crochet bag is surely with a simple warm-weather look like cutoffs and a tank top, or perhaps with a breezy white dress. Ahead, find five takes on the crochet bag trend that deserve a spot in your summer purse roundup.

 

Naomi Campbell Makes A Tearful Speech While Accepting Honorary PhD From University For The Creative Arts
The supermodel said: ‘I’m just thinking, yesterday I was on the runway doing Balenciaga’

Naomi Campbell graduated with an honorary PhD for her services to the fashion industry.
The supermodel took to the stage at London’s Royal Festival Hall, having received her doctorate from the University for the Creative Arts, where she delivered an emotional speech.
Campbell, who was born in Streatham South London, was scouted in 1986 when she was just 15. She later walked her first runway show for Jasper Conran in the same year.
Having walked for heavyweight designers, such as Chanel, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Dior – the list is endless – and been photographed by the likes of Mario Testino, Ellen von Unwerth and Helmut Newton, she became a household name.

 

The Fine Art of Dining Out in a Large Group
Sure, restaurants want your business, but you have to plan ahead, make it easy on the staff, and not make one gigantic mistake.

There are two kinds of people in this world: the kind who look forward to and enjoy going to a restaurant as part of a large group and those who want to shrivel up and die at the very thought of it. As someone who has been on the other side of the menu for far longer than the average server, I am decidedly part of the latter group. Asking for separate checks makes me think the server will hate me, but trying to divvy up the check fifteen ways makes me hate myself. I never want to be a burden to my server or the restaurant, but that’s just my PTSD from being a waiter for so long.

 

How Do You Stop Anger From Consuming You?
I’ve been very angry recently. At world news, at my own personal failings, at the bloody moths which have become so brazen they now sit on the sofa as though they are welcome flatmates and not malicious interlopers sent to test me. These things do not even exist on the same scale and yet the sensation is still the same rage.
I flush with fury, I feel my hands ball up in frustration. Sometimes I want to kick something, though I do not because my aim is terrible and I would surely break a toe and then be very angry about giving myself such a stupid injury. Can’t risk layering the anger, squashing it together like a particularly inedible cake.

 

Can You Be A Climate Activist And Still Fly?
As someone who grew up between two countries and four US states, travel is the foundation to how I view this world. It’s my greatest joy but also a source of pain, due to its environmental impact. It wasn’t until meeting the world’s leading climate activists, land defenders and environmental campaigners that I was reminded of the nuance that exists, even with something as gas guzzling as air travel. Sustainability is a spectrum and it’s harmful to look at this with a binary lens.
The average person can’t – like Greta Thunberg – catch a ride with a team of professional sailors, led by the prince of Monaco, in a carbon-neutral yacht every time we want to cross an ocean. The solution may not necessarily be omitting flying altogether but thinking more about frequency and intention when we do fly.

 

Consider the QR Code: How Scannable Codes Can Make Restaurants Better
Perhaps no symbol is as emblematic of dining out in the modern era as the QR code. It graces our tables at restaurants, beckoning us to pull out our phones and scan. QR is short for “quick response,” and the designs have been around since the mid-’90s. When scanned, the code acts as a shortcut, directing the diner somewhere: to a website to view a menu, place an order, or even pay the bill.
Ravi Kapur, chef and owner of San Francisco restaurant Good Good Culture Club, implemented QR code ordering at the restaurant when it opened in January. It was just one part of a sweeping reimagination of the way a restaurant could work for both diners and restaurant employees. So far, it’s a success.

 

How Austin Butler Beat Out Harry Styles, Ansel Elgort and Miles Teller to Play Elvis
As Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” continues to wow audiences, Austin Butler is winning rave reviews and Oscar buzz for his portrayal of the iconic showman.
Casting director Denise Chamian, CSA, first spotted Butler’s talent in 2013 when she was casting Wes Ball’s film “The Maze Runner.” Butler didn’t get a part because he played a little too young, but he remained on her radar.
Butler came close to playing Rooster in “Top Gun: Maverick,” which Chamian also cast, but lost out to Miles Teller. However, the tables would turn when Chamian put Butler forward for Elvis in Luhrmann’s film. While Luhrmann had his own ideas for the film’s star, including Teller and Harry Styles, Butler ultimately proved he had what it takes — and the rest is history.

 

Milk: The Old-School Ingredient Seeing A Skincare Renaissance
A skinfluencer way ahead of her time, Cleopatra had a rigorous beauty routine. Back in the day – a casual 2,000-plus years ago – the Egyptian queen was a devotee of a number of key ingredients that we still use today, whether honey for its antimicrobial properties or anti-inflammatory apple cider vinegar, to look after her skin. She also famously bathed in sour milk due to its naturally occurring AHA, lactic acid, which is known to exfoliate and hydrate the skin, leaving it smooth, polished and even-toned. If anything is proof that an ingredient has stood the test of time, it’s surely the fact that Cleopatra once used it.

 

What Should a Queer Children’s Book Do?
How a vital, burgeoning genre of kid lit is being threatened across the country.

Recently, my five-year-old son brought home a picture book from our local library called “Uncle Bobby’s Wedding,” and, when he asked me to read it at bedtime that evening, I felt a profound resignation. The book’s cover features two smiling grooms in skinny-fit suits standing beneath an arbor, and a tiny flower girl, about my son’s age, wearing a bright yellow dress. The girl is Chloe, and one of the men, Bobby, is her favorite uncle: “He took her rowing on the river. He taught her the names of the stars.” Just a few pages in, Bobby brings his boyfriend to a family picnic, and there, to Chloe’s consternation, the couple announce their engagement. The book that I assumed this one to be unfurled in my head: Chloe would haltingly accept the notion that a wedding isn’t just for a man and a woman; she would learn that it’s O.K. to be gay.

 

 

 

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