T LOunge for September 15th, 2022

Posted on September 15, 2022

Jody’s Bar and Restaurant – Davos Platz, Switzerland

 

We’re feeling the need for a coolly sophisticated vibe in order to make our way through today. It’s THURSDAY and that’s the day when we need a little jolt of fabulosity in our virtual surroundings to help us get to the finish line of the week. Put your heinie down on something plush and padded and get down to the serious business of frivolous thinking. We got you.

 

Inside The World Of Norman Hartnell, The Queen’s Favourite Couturier
In honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s most memorable turns in British couture, revisit the story of Hartnell’s relationship with Her Majesty and the royal family as a whole.

Few couturiers are more closely associated with the British royal family than Norman Hartnell. Born in Streatham to a pair of wine merchants, he became devoted to fashion as a young boy while watching musicals in London’s West End, spending his days recreating the costumes he had seen at home in watercolour paint. The flair for sartorial drama he established then never left him, with Hartnell famously declaring at the height of his career: “I despise simplicity; it is the negation of all that is beautiful.”

 

How Drew Barrymore Became a Bizarro Fixture of Daytime TV
As the host of “The Drew Barrymore Show,” which returned for a third season on Monday, the actress spelunks into her own past with open sentimentality and charming clumsiness.

Daytime talk shows always have a gloss of self-help to them, especially in our wellness-obsessed time. But in recent years, perhaps owing to the confessional nature of social media—and the success of therapy-adjacent programming such as “Red Table Talk” or the podcast “WTF with Marc Maron”—television hosts are eager to interrogate themselves as much as they do their guests. This navel-gazing can seem bathetic and indulgent, and certainly not always honest. But “The Drew Barrymore Show” is too chaotic and destabilizing to feel manufactured. The show’s open sentimentality—and copious shed tears—are offset by its crackle of unplanned clumsiness. Bouncing off the walls one moment and breaking down the next, Barrymore seems to be barely holding on as sentiment threatens to overtake her. She is not so much revisiting her past as dragging it along like a bindle full of lessons waiting to be discovered. If her off-the-cuff irrepressibility is an act, then it’s the best performance of her life.

 

A Brief History of the Queen Mother’s Koh-i-Noor Coronation Crown
The controversial Koh-i-Noor diamond is at the heart of the crown that Queen Camilla is expected to wear for the coronation of King Charles.

While a date for their coronation has yet to be announced, when the day comes, the king will don his coronation robes and Crown Jewels while it is widely assumed that the queen consort will wear the Queen Mother’s 1937 crown for the occasion. Glittering with 2,800 diamonds and featuring both a large diamond gifted to Queen Victoria by the Sultan of Turkey in 1856 and the massive—and very controversial—105.6-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond, the piece was made for the coronation of King George VI in May 1937.

 

What to expect from our new Queen Consort, Camilla
Charles’ wife is now the most senior female member of the royal family – but who is the real Camilla and what will she make of her new role?

Farrah Fawcett hair, a plummy ex-smoker’s voice and an affair which made her the nation’s ‘Other Woman’ behind her: our new Queen Consort has not had the most traditional path to the throne. She has been openly mocked and vilified and yet, in recent years, quietly and often enthusiastically accepted – not least by the late Queen Elizabeth II who, months before she died, declared it to be her “sincere wish” that Camilla be known as Queen Consort “as she continues her own loyal service”.

 

Pioneering Fashion Photographer Roxanne Lowit Dies at 80
The beloved American fashion photographer Roxanne Lowit has died at the age of 80, a representative confirmed on Instagram yesterday. “Roxanne was a woman who believed in magic,” the statement read. “Roxanne was a bright, creative light. A great friend who enriched others’ lives in so many ways—she was loved by many and will be greatly missed.”
Born and raised in New York City, Lowit attended the Fashion Institute of Technology before embarking on a successful first career as a textile designer in the 1970s, working for the likes of Donna Karan, Jean Muir, and Scott Barrie. After Lowit began playing around with an Instamatic 110 camera gifted to her by Antonio Lopez, and using it to shoot her own designs backstage at shows, the fashion editor Annie Flanders of SoHo News assigned her to cover Paris Fashion Week.

 

Prince Albert Remembers His Mother Princess Grace on the 40th Anniversary of Her Death
Prince Albert of Monaco is remembering the life and legacy of his mother Princess Grace of Monaco, who died 40 years ago today on Sept. 14, 1982, in a car crash after suffering a stroke. She was 52.
As Grace Kelly, the American Oscar winner captivated the world with her timeless beauty and undeniable talent. She became a princess after marrying Prince Rainier of Monaco in a fairytale wedding in 1956. They went on to have three children: Princess Caroline, 65, Prince Albert, 64, and Princess Stéphanie, 57.
Prince Albert, who is the father of 7-year-old twins Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques with his wife Princess Charlene, is now looking back on the anniversary of his mother’s death and sharing his personal recollections of the celebrated royal.

 

Tribute to the Queen, Royal Parks Service Pleads
Apparently, the park wildlife has been chowing down on the Paddington Bear-inspired treats.

With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, people will mourn in different ways — and it’s often said that there is no wrong way to grieve. However, for anyone hoping to honor the Queen by referencing a brief comedy sketch she performed with Paddington Bear in celebration of her Platinum Jubilee, well, the Royal Parks organization has said they’d prefer it if you didn’t leave marmalade sandwiches at her floral tribute near Buckingham Palace.

 

How to (actually) stay friends with an ex
It’s possible to have a platonic friendship with someone you used to date. Here’s how — and whether you should try in the first place.

Sometimes, romantic relationships end with explosions. Sometimes, ties need to be severed completely. But sometimes, your ex-partner was once your best friend, someone whose influence on you is undeniable. After years of growing together and taking joy in their joy, it can feel impossible to let that friendship go, even if your romantic relationship wasn’t working. Sometimes, friendship is a goal you shouldn’t give up on.
“If you need to not be friends, and you need that space, that’s okay,” says Jesse Kahn, a psychotherapist and the founder, director, and sex therapist at The Gender & Sexuality Therapy Center in New York City. “But that isn’t what you have to do because of what seems to be expected [by society].”

 

The Princess Of Wales Pays Tribute To The Queen With A Sentimental Pearl Brooch
Royal mourning dress is governed by strict protocols, and that extends to jewellery. For the Queen’s funeral procession on 14 September, the Princess of Wales paid tribute to the late monarch by wearing Her Majesty’s Diamond and Pearl Leaf Brooch, which features three large pearls at the centre of a diamond pavé leaf. Elizabeth II is only thought to have worn the design once, to a Seoul concert on her 73rd birthday. It caught the attention of royal style followers again in 2017, though, when the Duchess of Cambridge borrowed it for an appearance in Ypres, Belgium, to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of  Passchendaele.

 

Our 20 Most Popular Pie Recipes
Pie is one of those dishes that so deftly straddles the line between special and down-to-earth, party-worthy yet refreshingly unfussy. From sweet to savory, we’ve gathered our top 20 pie recipes here—the ones our users return to again and again.
ones our users return to again and again.
Migh-High Apple PIe
Apple is definitely the favorite type of pie included in this gallery—apple pie recipes make up a quarter of the selection. And there’s something uniquely American about each of the pies here; they include regional favorites from across the U.S., and you’ll find many of them on the menu on national holidays, from the Fourth of July to Thanksgiving.

 

This All-Black Female American Airlines Crew Took Flight in Honor of an Aviation Icon — Here’s Her Story
The life and legacy of Bessie Coleman.

In August, an American Airlines plane flew from Dallas–Fort Worth to Phoenix, but it was no ordinary flight. The 36 staff members on duty — from the crew, to the cargo team, to the gate agents — were all Black women honoring an icon in aviation.
Flight AA 372 celebrated Bessie Coleman, the first Black woman to receive a pilot’s license. Born in Texas in 1892, Coleman was an apt math student who studied at the Colored Agricultural and Normal University in Langston, Okla. before her funds ran out. Coleman then moved to Chicago at age 23 to work as a manicurist for several years. However, after learning of female French pilots from her brother, a World War I veteran, she decided she, too, wanted to fly, but both women and Black people were not allowed to attend flight school in the United States.

 

How to Cook With Fresh and Dried Herbs
Plus, learn how to substitute one for the other.

Fresh or dried, herbs can add flavor, color, and aroma to any dish, instantly elevating it from ordinary to extraordinary. When cooking with herbs, keep a general rule of thumb in mind regarding the ratio of fresh to dry: Because dried herbs are often more potent and concentrated than fresh herbs, you need less if they’re dry. That means the correct ratio is 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs to 1 teaspoon of dried herbs. For example, if a recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of fresh oregano, you need only 1 teaspoon of dried oregano. The same goes for basil, dill, parsley, and any other herb that you fancy.

 

They Translated ‘Hamilton’ Into German. Was It Easy? Nein.
For the musical’s Hamburg premiere, a team wrestled with language and cultural differences to bring the story alive for a new audience.

“Hamilton” is a mouthful, even in English. Forty-seven songs; more than 20,000 words; fast-paced lyrics, abundant wordplay, complex rhyming patterns, plus allusions not only to hip-hop and musical theater but also to arcane aspects of early American history.
So imagine the challenge, then, of adapting the story of America’s first treasury secretary for a German-speaking audience — preserving the rhythm, the sound, and the sensibility of the original musical while translating its dense libretto into a language characterized by multisyllabic compound nouns and sentences that often end with verbs, and all in a society that has minimal familiarity with the show’s subject matter.

 

A Honey Cake With a Long History and Many Layers
Adapted from a Hungarian Jewish family’s recipe, this honey cake tastes like an icebox cake with a gingerbread crust.

Honey cake, a springy loaf called lekach in Yiddish and traditionally served at Rosh Hashana, is not my favorite holiday dessert. So I was thrilled when, in the 1990s, Charles Fenyvesi, a colleague of mine at The Washington Post, shared a tantalizing family recipe for a Hungarian honey cake with thin, biscuit-like gingerbread layers.
Essentially, it’s an icebox cake with a gingerbread crust. Layered with a buttercream based on Cream of Wheat (yes, Cream of Wheat) and either apricot or sour cherry jam, it must sit to soften for a day.

 

 

 

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