T LOunge for October 28th, 2022

Posted on October 28, 2022

Krabo Bar, Restaurant and Lounge – Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece

 

Sun on your face, sand between your toes, and a cocktail in each hand. That is how we want you to face this FRIDAY. Even if it’s a shallow fantasy, do yourself some good and indulge in it for just a minute or two today. Life’s too short and besides, you’ve earned this.

 

What #MeToo Changed in Hollywood—and What It Didn’t
In 2017, the Weinstein investigation and #MeToo movement shook the world. Where does the industry stand today?

To gauge what workers at all levels in Hollywood think of the progress that has been made in the past five years, ELLE partnered on a survey with the Hollywood Commission, an organization dedicated to stopping discrimination, harassment, and abuse in the industry. The commission, chaired by Anita Hill, was co-founded by entertainment executive Kathleen Kennedy, entertainment lawyer Nina Shaw, and entrepreneur and activist Freada Kapor Klein.
Forty-five percent of the nearly 800 people working in Hollywood who responded to the survey—93 percent of whom identified as female, transgender, or nonbinary—believe that high-profile people engaging in harassment are more likely to be held accountable for their actions today, compared with five years ago. But conversely, 55 percent believe that colleagues will “rarely” or “never” take responsibility for problematic behavior. And while half believe “moderate” progress has been made overall, 73 percent of respondents said leaders place a “low” or “medium” priority on addressing sexual harassment.

 

Yes, ‘The Good Nurse’ Is a Real Person, and Her Name Is Amy Loughren
While The Good Nurse tells the chilling saga of serial killer Charles Cullen, its title actually refers to the other nurse in the story, Amy Loughren. She worked side-by-side with Cullen at Somerset Medical Centre in Somerville, New Jersey and went undercover to lead to his arrest in real life. The pair were actually close friends, working many late nights together at the facility’s intensive care unit. In the film, Loughren is played by Jessica Chastain and Cullen by Eddie Redmayne. Who is the real woman behind the true crime dramatization? Here’s Amy Loughren’s real story.

 

Ethan James Green’s New Gallery Space Celebrates Baltimore Photographer Steven Cuffie
Frequent Vogue contributor Ethan James Green has long made his Chinatown studio and office space an informal hub; a place that fellow photographers looking for somewhere to shoot can fall back on. Now, on the fifth floor of the same red brick building, Green has opened a gallery, extending that spirit of collaboration and mentorship even further.
Called New York Life Gallery, the space’s raison d’être is to spotlight other creatives. “I wanted to start showing people’s work,” Green tells Vogue. “I have a lot of people photographing in my studio and coming in and out. There’s a lot of things being created here.”

 

Target Will Sell Items from British Retailer Marks & Spencer This Holiday Season
The retailers have a lot of similarities, but this is the first time the two have partnered to bring items across the pond.

Thanks to globalization, plenty of brands can be found on both sides of the pond. Londoners can chow down at Popeyes while New Yorkers can grab a sandwich at Pret a Manger. (Yes, despite the French name, it’s a British company.) Still, lots of shops only operate on their home turf. For instance, Brits won’t find a single Target in the U.K., and Americans are missing out on Marks & Spencer, a similar British retail chain that sells clothes and food and everything in between.
But, now, as part of a fitting new partnership, Americans will have easy access to some of M&S’s signature food and beverage products which will temporarily be sold at Target and on Target.com just in time for the holidays.

 

Has non-alcoholic wine finally got good?
As Kylie Minogue introduces her first alcohol-free sparkling rosé, she explains why so many of us are cutting back

Kylie Minogue, who launched her hugely popular wine business in 2020, has just produced her first non-alcoholic sparkling rosé after her fans told her there was a real need for good NA wines. “Although I have a wine brand, I am not a big drinker,” she tells us. “I believe a happy drink is a drink in moderation. The interest and desire for a good non-alcoholic wine was becoming more and more evident.”

 

Sam Heughan: Going Full Frontal for ‘Outlander’ Was ‘Unnecessary’ and Betrayed ‘My Trust in the Creative Team’
Sam Heughan writes in his new memoir, “Waypoints: My Scottish Journey,” that he felt “betrayed” by the “Outlander” creative team after he was pushed into filming a full frontal nudity scene during the end of the Starz drama series’ first season (via Insider). Heughan, who has been the co-lead of “Outlander” since its 2014 debut, was contractually required to film nude scenes, but he did not think going full frontal for one scene was needed.
The controversial scene depicted Heughan’s character, Jamie Fraser, being sexually assaulted by Tobias Menzes’ character. Heughan writes the scene “would have been handled differently” today.

 

Forget Taormina – Here’s Where You Should Really Be Going In Sicily
The second season of The White Lotus is set in the picturesque Sicilian town of Taormina, but it’s not the only spot on the impossibly chic, sun-dappled island that’s worth visiting. Below, we’ve compiled a guide to Sicily’s lesser-known highlights, from the secluded coves in Vendicari Reserve to the secret antique shops in Scicli.

2021’s dark and desperately funny HBO hit The White Lotus has shifted its gaze from Hawaii to Sicily’s Slim Aarons-worthy coastline in Taormina for season two. Serving up the same satirical take on the gilded and often grim lives of the tone-deaf elite as Succession (just with marginally fewer private jets and expletives), the cult series will debut on 31 October, just as we long for sun-doused coastlines… and more drama. The glimpses fans were offered in the HBO Max trailer and the odd Instagram morsel from the cast confirms that the Sicilian setting has plenty of both.

 

Adele Makes A Splash In A 70-Pound Valentino Gown For Her “I Drink Wine” Music Video
Nearly a year on from the release of 30, Adele has finally dropped her music video for “I Drink Wine”, and it’s her most fashion-forward visual yet. Depicting the platinum artist floating down a river in an inner tube – glass of rosé in hand – the “overnight water shoot” was directed by Joe Talbot, and features the Grammy winner in a sequined Valentino gown weighing a cool 70 pounds.
“[Joe] and I discussed the treatment he created,” stylist Jamie Mizrahi wrote of the look on Instagram, “[and] we went back and forth on ideas for the ‘I Drink Wine’ dress. It was important that the colour contrasted perfectly with the water Adele would be floating in the entire video.”

 

Inside Lupita Nyongo’s Stunning Beauty Tribute To Africa For The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Premiere
Make-up artist Nick Barose captured Wakanda’s earthbound-meets-futuristic aesthetic with a moment that melded African influences with Wakandian notes — an approach inspired by his recent travels through Africa alongside Nyong’o. “Her white custom Balmain gown reminded me of the classical statues of North Africa,” says Barose, who turned to the continent’s art, along with ample red earth and terracotta hues to inform the make-up. “I wanted to draw inspiration from the past, present and future.”

 

A Photographer, A Queen Consort & A King In Exile: How Vogue Navigated The Greatest Royal Feud Of The 20th Century
In the summer of 1939, the last before Europe collapsed into conflict, Cecil Beaton received a phone call from Buckingham Palace. It was an inauspicious start to his career as a royal photographer: Beaton was staying with notorious practical joker Lord Berners, and – assuming it a hoax call – he slammed down the receiver. It rang again and assurances were made: would Mr Beaton be free to photograph the Queen? Might he make it for tomorrow afternoon?

 

Everything You Need to Know About Using Alternative Flours for Pancakes
There’s a world of flavor beyond all-purpose flour, which is why we asked two pancake experts which alternative options work best—and the right way to use them.

We’re enthusiastically team made-from-scratch pancakes. Whipping up a fresh stack is well worth the extra few minutes in the kitchen—and you can have fun with the base ingredients to add more flavor, boost protein or fiber, or mix in some extras to create your perfect flapjack.
We urge you to get creative with your flour choice, too, since the type you use can impact your pancake’s fluffiness, pliability, and overall taste. After all, all-purpose flour isn’t your only option; whole wheat and other alternatives unlock a whole new level of flavor and texture.

 

How to Organize Everything Inside Your Kitchen Cabinets, From Food Storage Containers and Dishes to Appliances
Every item in your kitchen cabinets has a rightful place—you just have to find it first.

Are your kitchen cabinets working for you? If not, now’s the perfect time to look at them with fresh eyes. Storing pots, pans, and small appliances in an organized way will save you time when you’re cooking, as well as streamline the clean-up process. Plus, keeping the kitchen clutter-free helps make one of the most-used rooms in your home a more peaceful communal space.

 

Yes, TÁR’s Costume Designer Also Loves The Row
Bina Daigeler talks the unexpected response to the film’s costumes and the one accessory she wishes made the final cut.

When it comes to Todd Field’s TÁR, we suggest you come for the director’s first film in over a decade, and stay for the nonstop parade of aspirational style (oh, and Cate Blanchett’s absolutely enthralling performance, which has flung the actress to the top of yet another Oscar race). The movie has completely captivated the fashion set for its beautifully curated wardrobe of crisp button-downs, cashmere sweater vests, and perfectly proportioned jackets. Blanchett’s Lydia Tár may be the maestro of the Berlin Philharmonic, but when it comes to her closet, costume designer Bina Daigeler is the conductor.

 

The Case for Listening to Complete Discographies
In a world of obscene musical abundance, a listener needs a strategy.

Earlier this year, the critic and historian Ted Gioia published an essay called “Is Old Music Killing New Music?” At first, this looks like a textbook case of Betteridge’s law, which states that “any headline which ends in a question mark can be answered by the word ‘no.’ ” Nevertheless, old music’s encroachment on the cultural space once occupied by new music has become difficult to ignore. Gioia marshals compelling evidence: from a music-industry analytics firm that found that old songs represented seventy per cent of the U.S. music market in 2021 to recent bidding wars over song catalogues by artists who are now septuagenarians, octogenarians, or dead.

 

Mezcal and Tequila Are More Popular Than Ever—Here’s How to Tell These Agave-Based Spirits Apart
They are two of the fastest-growing spirits in the country, and are often confused for one another.

Have you noticed more and more bottles of mezcal and tequila on the shelves of your local liquor store lately? It’s not your imagination—Mexico’s home-grown darlings have risen to the top of home bar shopping lists. Sales of both are growing rapidly—in fact, together they were the second fastest-growing spirit category in 2021, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. And yet many people still wonder: What exactly are mezcal and tequila, and what’s the difference between them?

 

Nobody’s perfect. Here’s how to be a good influence on your kids anyway.
Everyone makes mistakes. Here’s how your kids can learn from yours.

Here’s a secret: Parents make mistakes. Odds are, you’ve probably made a couple today.
We all want the best for our kids, but parents are often still struggling to learn how to live life as their best selves. We hope our children can avoid the pitfalls we’ve tumbled into in the past — whether it be stints in rehab, arrests, a history of emotional issues or money problems, a general lack of direction until your late twenties, or the time you put a cigarette out on your arm to prove you were a tough guy (I know it can’t just be me!).
As much as we try to shelter kids from going down the wrong path — paths we may have walked before — the past will always influence your parenting decisions. Eventually, the time will come where you might have to admit that you aren’t, or weren’t always, the great example you strive to be every day. Despite that, you can still be a role model for how to make changes and move forward in life.

 

From street seller to the royal fold: King Louis XV’s mistress was the ultimate social climber
The French beauty, whose life is the subject of a new Netflix film starring Johnny Depp, famously went from selling trinkets on the streets of Paris to sharing the king’s bed at the Palace of Versailles

Johnny Depp is acting again in his new role as France’s King Louis XV in the upcoming historical drama, Jeanne Du Barry. Following his win in a court case in the US which he sued his ex-wife, Amber Heard, for defamation, Depp’s role of the French king concludes his three-year hiatus from the industry.
The film will follow the escapades of Louis XV and his indulgent 18th-century court, specifically centring around the King’s mistress, Madame du Barry. But who exactly was the famous French beauty now capturing the attention of filmmaker Maïwenn Le Besco, who is both producing the project and playing the leading role?

 

It’s a Goth Thing: Meet the Martha Stewart for Macabre Homemakers
Through his “Gothic Homemaking” YouTube series, Aurelio Voltaire has become a lifestyle guru to people who embrace spookiness in all seasons.

Born in Havana and raised in New Jersey, Mr. Voltaire’s boyhood fascination with Universal Studios’ classic Universal Monsters films and other horror movies blossomed into a teenage taste for the moody music of British rock bands including Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus and the Cure. Along the way, he said, “I slowly started wearing less and less colors until I had, unbeknown to myself, become a goth.”

 

Maafé Is the Versatile, Warming Stew You Should Be Making This Fall
The Senegalese stew, which works well with any mix of vegetables and proteins, is one of Yewande Komolafe’s favorite seasonal comforts.

Maafé is often called West African peanut stew, but that’s an oversimplification. Across the region, there are many versions that feature peanuts as a base, all greatly nuanced: for example, akitiwa in Togo, nkatenkwan in Ghana and miyan taushe across northern Nigeria. In fact, it was miyan taushe that brought me to maafé. In Lagos, my parents and I would make miyan taushe with the leafy greens, herbs and squash that grew in our backyard throughout the year, slipping the bounty into a rich groundnut-based sauce.

 

How to Plan a Magical Vermont Winter Vacation — Luxury Hotels, Ski Resorts, and Off-mountain Activities Included
Here’s how to make the most of your cold-weather vacation in Vermont.

Visiting Vermont in the winter is like entering a snow globe. Cozy villages become blanketed in snow, covered bridges cross icy creeks, and kids in brightly colored snowsuits careen down sledding hills. The temperature gets brisk, snow is almost always falling, and everyone’s a little more jolly. And why shouldn’t they be? Winter in Vermont is as fun as it is beautiful.
Pack your layers and come prepared for snowy outdoor adventures — from sleigh rides through open fields to skiing and snowboarding at the state’s best resorts.

 

 

 

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