T LOunge for August 17th, 2022

Posted on August 17, 2022

Flow Bar and Restaurant – Bodufushi Island, Maldives

 

Oh, yes. This will do quite nicely. Sometimes, Lorenzo finds a LOunge so absolutely gorgeous, so loaded with “I want to go to there” energy, that it really doesn’t make sense for us to get all talky about it. Enjoy the day, darlings. Order whatever you want.

 

 

Everything We Know About the Wizard of Oz Remake
Black-ish creator Kenya Barris will write and direct the reimagining of the 1939 movie musical.

“We all know the story from the 1939 film, but Barris is keeping the creative details close to the vest. It will be a modern reimagining of the iconic musical.”
No plot details have been released yet on the Wizard of Oz remake, however, the “modern reimagining” implies that the film could be set in present day. But it won’t be the first interpretation of the now-classic story; Barris’s Wizard of Oz film joins a long line of Oz reinterpretations and remakes.

 

Poorna Jagannathan Explains Why It Was So Important for Her to Wear South Asian Brands on ‘Never Have I Ever’
The actress talks about her character’s style evolution, and why she made it her mission to showcase both her heritage and fashion-forwardness in every outfit.

Poorna Jagannathan is having her moment to shine, and it’s about damn time, IMO. The Never Have I Ever actress, who plays Devi’s mother, Nalini Vishwakumar, on the hit Netflix series, feels as though her character is finally coming into her own — something you can see from her costumes in the show’s latest season.
“For Nalini’s style evolution, you can really see that she often wears more traditional pieces like kurtas and sari in the flashbacks when she first comes to the country,” Jagannathan tells me over Zoom. “Then, as time progresses, you see her style change to more western silhouettes, like the gorgeous red Bodice dress I wear.” The actress is referring to the elegant pleated midi dress she wears in the first episode of season three.

 

Lisa Kudrow Speaks Out on Friends‘ Lack of Diversity
“More diverse representation is not a bad idea, you know?”

Kudrow admitted that, though the cast lacked racial diversity, it was still the story Kauffman and Crane felt like they could tell in 1994. “It was a show created by two people who went to Brandeis and wrote about their lives after college. And for shows especially, when it’s going to be a comedy that’s character-driven, you write what you know,” she said. “They have no business writing stories about the experiences of being a person of color.”
Still, she continued, “I think at that time, the big problem that I was seeing was, ‘Where’s the apprenticeship?'”

 

The Grace and Promise of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson
Justice Jackson’s confirmation speaks to a deep-seated American desire to believe that we can transcend our past. We yearn for a country that lives up to the idealized version we hold in our minds. We want to believe that someone whose parents attended segregated schools in South Florida could ascend, joyously, to the very highest ranks of our government. That she could take her place on a Court that 165 years ago declared her ineligible for citizenship due to the color of her skin, or, 114 years ago, declared her inherently inferior due to her gender.
The historical resonance of the nomination was not lost on Jackson herself. Standing in the South Lawn of the White House the day after her confirmation, she reminded us of the long legacy of struggle by “generations of Americans who never had anything close” to her opportunities. “No one does this on their own. The path was cleared for me so that I might rise to this occasion.”

 

Madonna’s Beauty Evolution: Tracing 28 of Her Most Iconic Transformations
How many times can Madonna reinvent herself in one lifetime? Decades after she first disrupted the pop culture sphere with boyish brows and a peroxide blonde crop, the Material Girl, who turns 64 today, continues to be a beauty renegade.
Though she’s currently synonymous with shocking shades of platinum, it’s easy to forget that the music icon—born Madonna Louise Ciccone in Bay City, Michigan—arrived on the New York club scene with her natural brunette shade. Before long, she had dyed her shoulder-length mane jet black, then lobbed it off into a punkish pixie (a precursor to Kristen Stewart and Cara Delevingne’s modern iterations). It wasn’t until her defining Like a Virgin period, when stylist, It-girl, and confidante Maripol was recalibrating her look, that she first started bleaching it and embracing the de facto volume of the eighties—along with the mononym that would come to define her.

 

With Its First-Ever Water-Based Fragrance, Dior Unveils a New J’adore to Meet the Moment
With its gilded bottle and glitzy ad campaigns (starring model Carmen Kass, and later Charlize Theron, dripping in molten gold ore), the arrival of J’adore in 1999 was meant to turn the page on an era of black-and-white imagery typified by Herb Ritts and Peter Lindbergh, heralding a new era of opulence and optimism for the new millennium. In perfumery circles, its instantly identifiable yet equally indescribable aroma has been compared to pointillism: The formula has so many different white flowers, you can’t decipher one from the other—by design. Its new Parfum d’eau iteration, an inversion of the more common, highly concentrated eau de parfum, is an innovative water-based scent that arrives for a very different moment.

 

The Girl Scouts’ Newest Cookie Puts a Raspberry Spin on Thin Mints
The fruit flavor will also be the organization’s first-ever online exclusive.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program has many stated goals including teaching scouts “leadership, problem-solving, and community building” while also embracing an “understanding of the world of business, money management, and entrepreneurship.” And so while, on its surface, the idea of “selling cookies” may sound quaint, in recent years, the program has gotten incredibly modern, leaning into the same promotional tactics used by major brands.
To wit, today, the Girl Scouts of the USA announced their next new cookie, set to join the program’s lineup in 2023, and not only is it a brand extension — a spin on their best-selling Thin Mints cookies — but will also be the Girl Scouts’ first-ever online-exclusive cookie.

 

‘Wednesday’: First Look At Catherine Zeta Jones, Luis Guzmán & Addams Family From Netflix Series
Netflix has revealed a first look at the Addams Family members that will be featured in the series Wednesday. The streaming service shared a black and white photo on social media that features the main characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams.
Jenna Ortega plays the titular character and is front and center of the family with a stern face and characteristic braids. She was joined by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán, who play Morticia and Gomez, and Isaac Ordonez who plays her brother Pugsley.

 

The Nora Ephron We Forget
Since her death, Ephron has become a symbol of sappy romance. But her real subject was how words could bring people together—or drive them apart.

If Ephron has a lasting legacy as a writer, a filmmaker, and a cultural icon, it’s this: she showed how we can fall in and out of love with people based solely on the words that they speak and write. Words are important. Choose them carefully. And certainly don’t cling to a myth just because it’s lovely. It’s only in pushing past lazy clichés that a love affair moves from theoretical to tangible, from something a girl believes to something a woman knows how to work with.
The great irony of Ephron’s afterlife, then, is how quickly she’s been reduced to sentimental lore. Since her death, a decade ago, at seventy-one, the romanticization of her work has swelled like a movie score.

 

Pumpkin Spice Goldfish Combine Graham Crackers with Everyone’s Favorite Fall Flavor
Like most pumpkin products, Goldfish and Dunkin’s seasonally spiced graham cracker fish are a limited edition item.

Promotional food collaborations are a tricky gambit. Ideally, the two brands are disparate enough to attract attention: For instance, Kraft Mac & Cheese meets Van Leeuwen Ice Cream.
In a somewhat surprising-sounding move, Dunkin’ — who is no stranger to collaborations — has teamed up with Goldfish, the cracker maker. And yet, the results of this first-time partnership actually aren’t that far-out: Goldfish Dunkin’ Pumpkin Spice Grahams.

 

Sidney Poitier Apple TV+ Documentary Gets First Trailer — Film News in Brief
The first trailer for “Sidney,” Apple TV+’s upcoming documentary on legendary film icon Sidney Poitier, has been released.
The film examines the legacy of Poitier, who died earlier this year at 94. One of the most acclaimed and recognizable movie stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood, and the first Black man to receive a best actor award, Poitier was also a director and an activist for the Civil Rights Movement. Interview subjects featured in the film include Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Robert Redford, Lenny Kravitz, Barbra Streisand and Spike Lee.

 

72 Best Thriller Movies If You’re All About That Suspense
Thrillers that make you want to double check the front door is locked.

Thriller movies are reserved for the most fearless of movie fanatics.
Rather than the blood and gore of many horror films, thrillers are full of conflict, unexpected twists and tensions that have you on the edge of your seats. Better yet, the anxiety, terror and uncertainty inflicted on a viewer by thrillers can force them to question themselves, their close ones and even their own reality.
From 2010 Oscar-winning film Black Swan, which shows the dark side of perfectionism, themed around the competitive ballet industry, to 2021 erotic thriller The Voyeurs, which sees Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney as one half of a couple fixated on another’s sex life, there’s a range of plot lines to keep you hooked.
That’s why we’ve rounded up a list of the best thriller movies to watch that are sure to have you biting your nails throughout.

 

12 Recipes You Have to Master If You’re the Martha of Your Friends
​​If you’re the Martha Stewart of your circle, chances are you host dinner parties for 12 or 20, bake your own whole-wheat sticky buns every weekend, and pipe a mean basketweave. If you’re looking for some new and challenging recipes to up your culinary ante, here are some classics you should master if you have Martha chops (and if you haven’t already!), and a few tricky recipes that we think you’ll ace.
These awe-inspiring dishes are just the impressive dinner recipes and stunning desserts that your friends and family expect and hope for when you invite them over for a meal. Delight them with something only you—and Martha—could make.

 

Don’t Worry, Choupette Lagerfeld is Still Living the High Life
When Karl Lagerfeld died of pancreatic cancer in February 2019, a rumor began circulating that the designer’s fortune—estimated to be anywhere between $195 to $300 million dollars—was being inherited by his beloved Birman cat, Choupette. The rumor was never confirmed, but given Choupette just rang in her eleventh birthday, surrounded by champagne and gifts, we can definitely conclude she’s continued to be well taken care of.

 

The Return of the Ruffle
Need an injection of joy? Bring in the chintz!

Paige Minear gets a thrill from frills.
In the style blogger’s Atlanta home, a ruffled skirt with a green bow print adorns a bedroom vanity. In the family room sits a chintz ottoman with a ruffle along the bottom; ruffled throw pillows rest on the armchairs.
“I think ruffles just add that edge,” said Ms. Minear, 52. “That little bit of whimsy.”
You could call it a comeback: Ruffles and their close cousin chintz — the often bright floral fabric with a glossy finish — are returning, partly in rebellion to the minimalist aesthetic that has dominated interior design for so long.

 

How Long Do Homemade Jams, Jellies, Pickles, and Preserves Last?
Enjoy the “fruits” of your labor later by canning carefully now—you’ll thank yourself this winter.

Summer’s bounty is in full swing, and if you’re inspired by the blueberries, strawberries, plums, tomatoes, cucumbers, and other beautiful produce in your garden or local farmers’ market, it may be time to start preserving. Pickling and canning are the most common ways to preserve food at home, whether you’re reducing tomatoes into sauces or berries into jams. Then you can enjoy these tastes of summer in the depths of winter and beyond.

 

 

 

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