T LOunge for October 21st, 2022

Posted on October 21, 2022

Tortuga Beach Bar and Restaurant – Naxos, Greece


Pointlessly distracting words go here. It’s FRIDAY. Enjoy the view and sample the distractions below.


Lucas Bravo Is in on the Joke
The ‘Ticket to Paradise’ star is ready to show that he’s more than just a Parisian heartthrob.

First introduced to the masses as a charismatic, sometimes shirtless, chef-next-door to Emily Cooper (played by Lily Collins) in Netflix’s Emily in Paris, Bravo’s star rose practically overnight in late 2020. Millions of us sat on our couches, clutching a bottle of wine watching as his character, Gabriel, casually uttered phrases such as “la douche” and “no problem, bang anytime” turning Emily, and effectively all of us, into mush. This resurgence of appreciation for French culture — and specifically French men — sent group chats aflutter. American men could not compare.


See Never-Before-Seen Sketches of Princess Diana’s Most Iconic Outfits
The new book Diana: A Life in Dresses offers an intimate glimpse into the world’s most coveted closet.

Princess Diana’s legacy reaches far beyond fashion, but she is still the 20th century’s greatest style icon. In Diana: A Life in Dresses, a new book out from ACC ART BOOKS, fashion journalist Claudia Joseph opens the door to the world’s most coveted closet. From the “Travolta gown” to the “revenge dress,” Diana: A Life in Dresses chronicles Princess Diana’s sartorial evolution from her early shopping days at Harrods to working with world renowned designers like Catherine Walker. Below, ELLE got a first look at new interviews with the designers behind Diana’s most memorable gowns—and an exclusive glimpse of never-before-seen sketches of those looks.


How to Watch Jason Momoa’s New Show Chief of War
Momoa will star in, write, and executive produce the Apple TV+ original series about Hawaiian history.

“This epic adventure begins at turn of the 18th century when the four major kingdoms of Hawaii were in a state of war. Based on the true story of Ka’iana, a war chieftain who travels to the outside world and learns more about the men invading his island home. Knowing the separate kingdoms will eventually crumble under the weight of foreign interests, he returns home and joins a bloody campaign to unite the warring islands in order to save them from destruction,” a plot summary reads on a casting call.
The unification of Hawaii took place from 1782 to 1810 under King Kamehameha I, and Ka’iana (whom Momoa will portray) was called the “Prince of Kaua’i” and the “most famous Hawaiian in the world.”
Chief of War will film in Hawaii, and in a casting call posted to Sibbett’s Instagram, he wrote, “We need warriors, chiefs, and strong women for speaking roles. To my Polynesian Ohana, I want everyone, bradah working construction, Aunty at Manuheali’i, anyone who has wanted to audition for Hollywood, let’s do it!”


My Policeman’s David Dawson on Love, Longing, and His ‘Beautiful Dance’ With Harry Styles
Action shots from the beachy Brighton, England, set of My Policeman first began trickling in more than a year ago, thanks to the star power of Harry Styles (in full retro-bobby costume) and The Crown’s former Diana, Emma Corrin. But it is the scene-stealing third member of the drama’s love triangle—British actor David Dawson—who is likely to earn a legion of new fans when My Policeman premieres in theaters on Friday and makes its streaming debut on Prime Video on October 29.
Dawson, a television and stage actor best known for British series The Last Kingdom and Ripper Street, brings gravitas to the film as Patrick Hazlewood, an intellectually dazzling art curator who falls for Styles’s titular policeman, Tom Burgess, and broadens Tom’s perspective on culture, travel, and his suppressed queer identity. Further complicating matters: Patrick (who is played in his elder years by Rupert Everett) also forges a kinship with Tom’s wife, Marion (Corrin). Dawson faithfully captures the erudite, expressive Patrick first created by author Bethan Roberts in the 2012 novel on which the movie is based, as well as the agony and longing of the character hiding his true self in 1950s Britain, when homosexuality was still illegal.


Pop-Tarts and Tajín Team Up on an Unlikely Flavor Collaboration
Is it time to start seasoning your toaster pastries?

Launched in Mexico in 1985, Tajín Clasico Seasoning — the brand’s eponymous spice mix billed as “a unique blend of mild chili peppers, lime and sea salt” — has seen its sales explode north of the border in recent years. It’s great for a wide range of applications, both savory and sweet, and even cocktails. But despite that versatility, the brand’s new collaboration may still catch people by surprise: a new Pop-Tarts x Tajín Kit.


Netflix Clarifies ‘The Crown’ is a ‘Fictional Dramatization’ By Adding Logline to Trailer Description
Netflix has clarified “The Crown” is a fictional dramatization for viewers by adding a logline to its YouTube trailer for Season 5, which is set to launch on Nov. 9.
In the description for the trailer, posted by the official Netflix account, the logline reads: “Inspired by real events, this fictional dramatisation tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the political and personal events that shaped her reign.”
A spokesperson for Netflix told Variety: “‘The Crown’ has always been presented as a drama based on historical events. Series five is a fictional dramatization, imagining what could have happened behind closed doors during a significant decade for the Royal Family – one that has already been scrutinised and well documented by journalists, biographers and historians.”


In the Battle of the Genre Shows, Does House of the Dragon or Rings of Power Take the Crown?
HBO and Amazon debuted expensive and high-stakes new fantasy shows within days of each other. Their performances offer lessons for the rest of Hollywood.

When HBO and Amazon decided to premier expansive—not to mention expensive—new fantasy shows within mere days of each other, they set themselves up for a battle that would be as big as any epic that would play out on viewers’ TV screens: Would House of the Dragon take the viewership crown, or would The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power be the genre show to rule them all?


King Charles Unearths Sweet Childhood Photo With The Queen
This photo is so sweet.

Following the Queen’s death in September 2022, many well-wishers passed on their condolences to the newly appointed monarch King Charles.
On Wednesday, one royal fan revealed the photograph he chose for his thank you letters to the public, which include an unearthed picture of a young Prince Charles peering out of a window at Balmoral Castle on September 28, 1952, with his mother, the late Queen, stood closely behind him.
In the photo, taken by photographer Lisa Sheridan, the mother-son duo are dressed smartly, and looked delighted with wide grins on their faces.


‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Costume Designer Salvador Perez on Bringing New Meaning to the Lore Behind the Iconic Costumes: “I Gave Them a Backstory”
In crafting modern versions of the three witches’ looks, Perez studied Wiccan culture, language and symbolism.

“I am a costume designer because of watching Bette Midler films,” says Perez. “So to get to meet her and work with her was just — you know, I was like a kid. I’ve been doing this a while, this is my 30th year in the business, and I felt like I was new, working with icons. … It was just fun to collaborate with these ladies and really get their input.”


Chanel Brings 90th Anniversary High-Jewelry Collection to L.A.
Marion Cotillard and Jurnee Smollett are expected at the party to celebrate jewelry inspired by Coco Chanel’s original 1932 designs.

Right around the time Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was visiting Hollywood in the early 1930s — at the invitation of producer Samuel Goldwyn, to design costumes for his films — the famed French couturier was creating another game-changer within her atelier: a high-jewelry collection.
The professional relationship with Goldwyn didn’t last, though 1931’s Tonight or Never, starring Gloria Swanson, is a terrific look at Chanel’s designs on film. But her idea to produce haute joaillerie (one-of-a-kind jewels that represent the pinnacle of stones and handcraft) has endured and transformed the jewelry industry and red carpets alike.


Twitter is bowing down to Larry the Cat, Downing Street’s Chief Mouser, for outlasting 4 prime ministers
The internet is hailing Downing Street’s longtime resident, Larry the Cat, for outlasting four prime ministers.
Larry, the official cat at the British prime minister’s 10 Downing Street residence, holds the title of Chief Mouser. He was adopted from the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home on February 15, 2011, per the UK government’s website.
Larry’s key responsibilities at the property include “inspecting security defenses” and “contemplating a solution to the mouse occupancy of the house,” per the website.
After Larry was adopted, he lived with then-Prime Minister David Cameron. He’s since seen several bosses in the form of Cameron’s successors, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, and Liz Truss.


You’re Going to Be Seeing “Aura Nails” Everywhere This Fall, So Here’s Some Inspo
Your nails and energy will officially be vibing in harmony.

Manicures somehow always tend to reflect the energy flow we’re in, whether it’s through our choice of color, design, shape, or length. And just as your aura (the energy you emit — in other words, your vibe) does, a new manicure trend called “aura nails” can depict exactly where your head and heart are at. If aura nails haven’t filled your social feeds already, welcome. One of the biggest trends of the season, aura manicures have gradient designs and showcase colors that reflect your mood.


How many van Goghs is one Earth worth?
We’re still contemplating the thorny brilliance of throwing soup on Sunflowers.

“What is worth more, art or life?”
This question — and what would normally be an obvious answer — got a lot more complicated on October 14 when two protesters for the climate activism group Just Stop Oil threw tomato soup on Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers at London’s National Gallery. Immediately after the stunt, the protesters challenged onlookers with this query.
“Is it worth more than food? Worth more than justice?” the protester continued. “Are you more concerned about the protection of a painting, or the protection of our planet and people?”


How airlines squeeze you for every penny
Your cheap flight won’t be so cheap after all the fees.

To be an airline passenger today is to feel like an extra dollar is being wrung out of you at every turn. Things that used to be free or just the luck of the draw — whether you get a window seat, if there’s some extra legroom — have been stripped out of ticket prices and are now being sold back separately instead. The airline offering has been unbundled, and it costs a pretty penny to put the bundle back together again.
“It’s a behavioral economics question — airlines try to figure out how people are going to behave, and they have policies and prices that respond to that,” said Bob Mann, an aviation analyst. “It’s a game.” And an annoying one at that. It’s not just that fees add onto the final price tag; they can also warp travel in other ways, making the experience more miserable, however much money passengers fork over.


36 Hours in Milan
Dig deep into this sprawling, fast-paced and very stylish city and you will be rewarded.

​​​​​​​​Confident and cool, Milan keeps its finest treasures under wraps, tucked away in hidden gardens, down alleyways and in far-flung neighborhoods. Those who dig deep into this sprawling, fast-paced city will be rewarded. New destinations for architecture and design were christened during the 60th Salone del Mobile, the international furniture fair that drives Milan’s annual design week, which returned in June with its first full-scale event since 2019. Today there is an optimistic energy on the streets, where new cultural projects are reviving defunct industrial spaces, a diverse culinary scene is blossoming, and unexpected discoveries await travelers to this resilient, resurgent and stylish city.


Should You Store Glasses Up or Down? Our Readers Are Split on This Topic—But There’s a Right Answer
Where you choose to store your glassware depends on how often you use it—your favorite pieces are typically kept at the front of your cupboard while others are relegated to the back. But one of the biggest questions regarding glassware organization is this: Should you store your cups and mugs with the rim up or down?
Even our readers are relatively split on the right way to store drinkware. In a recent Instagram poll, we asked which way you prefer to organize your mugs and cups. Of the total 10,020 people who responded, 5,315 said they place their glasswares rim-side up, while 4,705 said they put them rim-side down. Despite this being a divisive topic, there is a right way to store these items.





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