T LOunge for August 3rd, 2022

Posted on August 03, 2022

Rosamar Bar and Restaurant – Lisbon, Portugal

 

Let’s all meet somewhere airy and bright and eat seafood all day, yes? Yes. It is decided.

 

Jane Fonda on Her New H&M Campaign, the Legacy of Her Iconic VHS Workout, and Feeling Youthful in Her 80s
Forty years ago, Jane Fonda’s Workout was released on VHS tape. It quickly revolutionized at-home fitness—and ignited a cultural phenomenon. There were Fonda’s campy aerobics routines, catchphrases (“Feel the burn!”), and, of course, her rotation of Rainbow Brite leotards and slouchy knit leg warmers. “An exercise outfit helps because it sets this time apart from the rest of your day and makes it matter more!” wrote Fonda in her 1981 fitness tome of the same name.
Since then, the Oscar-winning actor and activist hasn’t stopped moving. “Every day when I get out of a car, I thank the goddesses that I have strong thighs, that I’ve worked out to keep strong thighs,” Fonda tells me, letting out her signature gravelly laugh. But in all seriousness, Fonda, who will turn 85 later this year, works hard to stay nimble—and she’s passionate about continuing to democratize fitness so that others can too. Her latest act in this spirit? Joining forces with H&M Move, the Swedish clothing brand’s new so-called movewear brand, which aims to make stylish, functional, and technically innovative workout clothes more accessible.

 

65+ Photos of the Spanish Royal Family Through the Years
Turns out, the family has always liked to color-coordinate their outfits.

The British royal family might get a lot of attention, but there’s another fabulous group of European royals to know: the Spanish royal family. You know the current Spanish royals for their adorable Christmas cards, and Queen Letizia’s impeccable fashion sense, but what about their parents and siblings? We found the best photos dating all the way back to the 1940s, when King Carlos I—King Felipe’s father—was just an infant. From then to now, one thing is clear: they’ve always been famously photogenic.

 

French’s Is Giving Away Free Mustard Donuts on National Mustard Day
The collaboration with Brooklyn’s Dough Doughnuts is the latest in the condiment brand’s tradition of National Mustard Day mashups.

At a time when brands seem to bombard us with attention-seeking gimmicks, the mustard brand French’s has chosen for consistency. No, they’re not above a buzzy ploy, but they’ve continued to tie it to a single day each year: National Mustard Day on August 6.
In 2019, French’s released mustard ice cream in partnership with Coolhaus. In 2020, it was French’s Mustard Beer brewed by Oskar Blues. Last year, French’s opted for hot dog buns with the mustard baked right in. And so what do they have for 2022? Say hello to the French’s Mustard Donut.

 

Hari Nef To Portray Candy Darling In Biopic From ‘Transparent’ Writer Stephanie Kornick
Hari Nef (Transparent) is set to portray LGBTQ+ icon and Andy Warhol superstar Candy Darling in the as-yet-untitled biopic penned by Transparent writer Stephanie Kornick.
“The dream was always to play Candy, and it is the honor of my life to get the chance to do it,” said Nef in an exclusive statement to Deadline. “Candy bridged the gap between her dreams and a reality stacked so consummately against her—a transsexual glamour girl and indie icon reigning over Warhol’s Manhattan and Nixon’s America. She burned fast, and bright. More than anything, she wanted to be taken seriously as an actress. She taught girls like me how to dream—perhaps even how to be at all. She’s the blueprint.”

 

Queen Elizabeth Is Looking for Someone to Run a Pub on One of Her Royal Estates
Sandringham Estate wants its defunct social club converted into a pub and restaurant.

When launching a new business, one old adage is “location, location, location.” Well, interested British pub owners will be hard-pressed to find a location with more esteem than this: a property is available to rent on the grounds of one of the residences of Queen Elizabeth II.
Billed as “the much-loved country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen,” Sandringham Estate has served as a private residence in Norfolk for four generations of British monarchs dating back to 1862. Recently, that royal pedigree has been used to market a number of new products including Sandringham Gin, using botanicals from the actual property; Sandringham beers sold in the gift shop; and even Sandringham condiments.

 

Björk’s Daughter Isadora Bjarkardóttir Barney Enters the Spotlight as a Miu Miu Model
You may want to start learning how to pronounce Isadora Bjarkardóttir Barney. If the past few months are any indication, the 19-year-old is only going to be known as simply “Björk’s daughter” for so long. Miuccia Prada certainly seems to think so: The designer cast Barney alongside familiar names like Sydney Sweeney, Emily Ratajkowski, Emma Corrin, and Demi Singleton in the latest Miu Miu campaign. Whereas the rest are representing its fall 2022 collection more generally, Barney is the only one to showcase the season’s jewelry (which was made in collaboration with the artists Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg). From the sound of it, this is just the beginning of her relationship with the label. “This introduces Isadora Bjarkardóttir Barney to the Miu Miu universe,” reads the accompanying press release. “She follows in a long line of emergent cross-disciplinary Miu Miu muses, united in their difference—in their passionately individual stance.” To Barney, who shared the ads on Instagram, the partnership is “a dream [come] true.”

 

Why Should You Add Water to Whiskey?
There’s a lot of science behind the time-honored tip.

Whiskey aficionados are known for having strong opinions about, well, most things. They quibble over the concept of terroir in whiskey, turn their nose at bottlings that are chill-filtered, and debate whether age is indicative of quality. The list of contentious whiskey-related subjects is seemingly endless, but one tasting-related topic that divides enthusiasts is whether or not to add water to a glass of whiskey to open it up, and if one decides to do so, where that water should be sourced from, as well as how pure it should be.

 

Beyoncé to Remove Ableist Slur From Song ‘Heated’ After Backlash
Just like Lizzo did, Beyoncé faced an uproar over her use of the word “spaz” in a new song

Beyoncé will remove the word “spaz” from one of her new songs, “Heated,” after she received criticism from disability advocates.
A rep for Beyoncé tells Rolling Stone, “The word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced.” It’s unclear how the “Heated” lyric will be changed; as of publication, the original version of the song was still live on streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify.
Beyoncé uses the word twice on “Heated,” singing, “Spazzin’ on that ass, spaz on that ass.” Though the word was ostensibly used in a colloquial way to mean going crazy or wild, “spaz” — which is derived from “spastic” — has a history of being used as a slur for those with disabilities, especially cerebral palsy.

 

Self-compassion makes you a better person. Here’s how to practice it.
Science shows that self-compassion isn’t about letting yourself off the hook — in fact, it’s the opposite.

Self-kindness means you’re warm toward yourself when you suffer or mess up, rather than judging yourself harshly (as I did above). Common humanity means you remind yourself that everyone suffers or messes up sometimes, rather than succumbing to the feeling that you’re the only one going through such hard things. Mindfulness, here, means you’re neither under- nor overidentified with your painful thoughts — you acknowledge them as painful, but you also recognize that they’re just thoughts, not your whole being.

 

The Crown season six has started filming – here’s everything we know so far
This will be the final instalment of the beloved series, which depicts the intimate lives of the British Royal Family

Producers are adamant that the sixth season will not move the plot line closer to the present day, covering events such as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s marriage and Megxit. The series will instead conclude in the ‘mid-noughties’, although when exactly, is still unknown. A Netflix casting call last year revealed that the roles of teenage Prince William, Prince Harry, and Kate Middleton were being cast for the final season. It is expected that Season 6 will cover William and Kate’s first meeting as students in 2001, when they were both attending the University of St Andrews.

 

Nichelle Nichols Helped Show America a Different Future
As Lieutenant Uhura in “Star Trek” and an advocate for inclusiveness in the U.S. space program, Nichols made an indelible impact on our collective imagination.

When “Star Trek” debuted on NBC in September 1966, Uhura’s very presence hit the audience like a thunderbolt. At the time, Black people were in a very literal and ultimately existential fight for autonomy of their bodies and souls. It was the era of marches, freedom rides and sit-ins. Malcolm X was already dead. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was still preaching.
Black people of all abilities and professions were still being relegated to the corners of restaurants, hotels and offices. Black women, if ever mentioned in the larger media, were portrayed as either loud, undignified troublemakers or genial, overweight maids and nannies who supposedly delighted in doting on white folk’s children. Out of this madness, Uhura appeared.

 

I Collect Souvenir Spoons. I Can Explain.
Those airport gift-shop mementos are a link to the past — and to future trips my father and I might have shared.

In the United States, souvenir-spoon-collecting dates back to the mid-1800s (the first American souvenir spoon, produced in the late 1800s, was outfitted with George Washington’s profile). By the time the Chicago World’s Fair arrived, in 1893, with its 27 million visitors, spoon-collecting had become a pastime. It’s impossible to say what people collecting spoons a century ago were thinking, but I like to imagine that then, too, it was a form of aspirational travel, carried out through gifts from friends and family. Perhaps those armchair travelers may have been no different from the toddler waiting at home for her spoon to arrive, and for the world to unfold through the magic of finely etched silver or nickel. I felt then, as I do now, that these spoons, with their careful embellishments, displayed a level of artistry that other keepsakes couldn’t match. I loved the scalloped edges on the Windsor spoon and the motorcar atop the one from Detroit — details that brought me joy in a way that a gift-shop shirt or a vial filled with pink sand from some tropical beach never did.

 

This State Is Blanketed With 762 Pounds of Sunflowers in August — How to See Them
North Dakota’s sunflower fields reach peak bloom this month, and they’re absolutely stunning.

The bright yellow shade of a single sunflower can already be a mood booster, but imagine the petals blanketing endless fields — and it’s a recipe for pure joy. That’s exactly the case in North Dakota right now, which produces nearly 762 billion pounds of sunflowers (seeds in shell) a year, as the plants tend to reach peak bloom in August.

 

There Are 3 Different Types Of Feta Cheese. Here’s How To Use Each Of Them.
Feta isn’t just Greek — there’s also Bulgarian and French.

While you might think of feta as a predominantly Greek cheese, there are a few other varieties that are equally flavorful and delicious. But, it is important to note the other types of feta are to be used differently than your standard Greek cheese. The same way you would put shredded mozzarella on your pizza but not in your salad, you too should try using various regional fetas in different cooking scenarios.

 

Selena Gomez And 20th Century Developing ‘Working Girl’ Reboot
20th Century is looking to revive one of its more popular IPs with the help of one of industry’s biggest stars. Sources tell Deadline that the studio is developing a reboot of the 1980s classic Working Girl, with Selena Gomez in final negotiations to produce. Ilana Pena is adapting the script, and the film would likely premiere on Hulu.
Exact plot details for this pic are unknown but the 1988 pic starred Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver and Joan Cusack and revolves around an ambitious secretary (Griffith) who takes on her boss’ identity while the latter is laid up with a broken leg. The film was not only one of that year’s breakout hits bringing in more than $100 million at the domestic box office, but it also was critically hailed and earned six Oscar nominations including a Best Picture nom, Best Actress nomination for Griffith and Supporting noms for Cusack and Weaver.

 

 

 

 

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