T LOunge for January 19th, 2023

Posted on January 19, 2023

Cannavacciuolo Bar and Restaurant at Villa Crespi – Orta San Giulio, Novara, Italy


GRANDEUR (accent on the second syllable), darlings! It is THURSDAY and this is what you deserve. Peruse our menu of distractions while you wait for someone really good-looking to take your order.


Antonia Gentry Knows Her Netflix Hit, Ginny & Georgia, Is a Wild Ride
“Like, Georgia just needs to stop killing people! We know you do it for good reasons, but that doesn’t make it okay.”

“People have such strong opinions about every single character. They’re staunch Georgia lovers, staunch Ginny lovers, staunch Marcus lovers. It’s always so funny watching people justify all the things that Georgia does. Or they’re like, ‘Why does Ginny keep getting in the way? She doesn’t understand what Georgia is doing!'” Gentry says. “That’s what’s so fun about TV and film. There are so many different ways to interpret things, and people are having these conversations every single day.”


Meryl Streep Is Going to Be in Season 3 of ‘Only Murders in the Building’
Icons only in the building.

After an epic season 2 and a year of Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, hit Hulu show Only Murders in the Building is already back on set filming and they’ve added some new A-listers to the cast. At the end of last season, Paul Rudd was introduced as a new character to star alongside series regulars Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. But last night, Gomez (who plays Mabel Mora) shared an exciting update to Instagram featuring a new surprise — and iconic — cast addition: Meryl Streep.


Kim Kardashian has purchased Princess Diana’s iconic cross pendant
The royal famously wore it to a gala in 1987

Kim Kardashian has added a piece of royal history to her jewellery collection, after purchasing the Attallah Cross that once belonged to the late Princess Diana. The reality star and businesswoman bought the jewel during Sotheby’s London’s royal and Noble auction for £163,800.
The pendant was initially created in the 1920s by court jewellers Garrard; and Diana famously wore it over 60 years later, with a Catherine Walker dress, to a Birthright charity gala in October 1987.
The Attallah Cross is bold and colourful, crafted from square-cut amethysts and circular-cut diamonds to form its distinct flowery details.


Before Returning To Stranger Things, Sadie Sink Will Star In A Post-Apocalyptic Rock Opera
Yes, you read that right – before Sadie Sink heads back to Hawkins to reprise her role as the steely Max, whose fate remains unclear after she fell into a coma in the explosive season four finale of the Netflix behemoth, she’ll be taking on an even bigger challenge: leading the cast of a mind-bending new musical.


Dolly Parton Is Expanding Her Baking Mix Line With Duncan Hines
Now you can make a few more of Parton’s favorite recipes.

Over the course of her 50-year career, singer, actor and straight-up national treasure Dolly Parton has had some incredible collaborations. There’s “Islands in the Stream,” her unforgettable duet with Kenny Rogers; her star turn in the still-hilarious “9 to 5”; and, of course, her line of cake mixes with Duncan Hines.
Who could forget that last year, Parton collaborated with the Conagra-owned brand to release two cake mixes and two flavors of frosting. Those mixes were inspired by some of Parton’s favorite family recipes, and she’s apparently scrolled through her cookbooks to find a few more standouts. On Tuesday, Duncan Hines announced that four new Dolly-approved products will be available by the end of the month, including two brownie mixes, a cornbread mix, and a biscuit mix.


The Mind That Made M3gan: How Screenwriter Akela Cooper Invented The Killer Doll
M3gan has enlivened the normally dull January box office, blanketed TikTok with its killer doll-bot’s noodling dance moves, and reminded us all of the glory of campy gore. And behind 2023’s first certifiable film hit is one of the most exciting voices in horror: screenwriter Akela Cooper.
Formerly a TV writer on Grimm, American Horror Story, and other series, Cooper also penned Malignant (2021) and the forthcoming The Nun 2, a sequel to 2019’s chilling original. Five years ago, Cooper – a lifelong horror fan who was reared on A Nightmare on Elm Street – was writing spec scripts on breaks from work when she was approached by a production company, Atomic Monster, about writing a script envisioned as Child’s Play meets 1986’s Chopping Mall. In Cooper’s hands, the resulting screenplay became M3gan, starring Allison Williams as an aunt who inherits her orphaned niece, and creates an AI robotics “friend” – M3gan – to help mind her.


‘Ted Lasso’ Season 3 Sets Spring Premiere and Debuts First Look at Ted and Nathan’s Rivalry
The third season of the hit Apple TV+ comedy series “Ted Lasso” will premiere in spring 2023. The season also has a new first look image, seen above, depicting Ted (Jason Sudeikis) and Nathan (Nick Mohammed) facing each other after becoming rivals in the Season 2 finale.
The news came out of Apple’s presentation during the Television Critics Association’s winter 2023 press tour, which also featured “Ted Lasso” co-creator Bill Lawrence and writer/star Brett Goldstein on a panel about their upcoming comedy series “Shrinking.” When asked about “Ted Lasso” during the panel, Lawrence was tight-lipped but about Season 3 but said, “I’ve seen cuts, and it’s fucking amazing,” as Goldstein emphasized his pride in the season.


A Taylor Swift-Themed Breakup Bar Is Opening Just in Time for Valentine’s Day
Ooh, look what you made me do!

Valentine’s Day is coming. And if you’re broken-hearted or otherwise disengaged with the greeting card holiday, then this Taylor Swift-inspired pop-up experience is for you.
The events company Bucket Listers is putting on Bad Blood: a Taylor themed Break-Up Bar, an homage to Swift’s 2014 song “Bad Blood.” The pop-up will run between January 27 to February 26, ensuring that everyone has a place to hang out during what it calls the “Anti Valentine’s Day Season.”


The 2023 Met Gala Dress Code Has Been Announced
In case you missed it, this year’s Costume Institute exhibition is dedicated to the legacy of fashion’s most hyperactive and prolific mastermind, Karl Lagerfeld – a polymath designer who put even the most adroit multi-taskers to shame, and whose uniform (staunchly starched collars, Ancien Régime-esque ponytail) became the stuff of legend.
With Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty, Andrew Bolton, the Costume Institute’s curator, and longtime Lagerfeld collaborator Amanda Harlech, the exhibition’s creative consultant, have the tall order of synthesising the designer’s career into about 150 looks. But thankfully, at this year’s Met Gala, paying tribute to Mr Lagerfeld is not solely a task for the curators, as the 2023 dress code is “In honour of Karl.”


André Leon Talley’s Personal Effects Will Soon Be Up for Auction
A year after the famed fashion editor’s passing, Christie’s is putting Talley’s collection of fashion, furniture, and fine art up for sale.

Back in 2020, André Leon Talley had just released his memoir, The Chiffon Trenches—and in conversation with W, he proudly stated that he had a photographic memory. “I’ve never had a diary in my life,” he said. “Everything is in my head. I’ve never taken a note on a front row of a fashion show in my entire career. I can remember things that happened to me long ago: things impressed me, and therefore, I have retained them.” Two years later, in January 2022, the tastemaker, author, academic, and trailblazing journalist passed away at 73 years old. While he may not have left much in the way of diaries, he did leave behind a stunning collection of fine art, furniture, jewelry and—of course—haute couture.


Sarah Michelle Gellar Returns to Fighting Form: “I’ve Earned the Right to Stand Where I Am”
Twenty years after ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ its star is back with more high school horror as she battles to protect her younger ‘Wolf Pack’ co-stars — and her daughter — from industry abuses: “I hope that I’ve set up a safety net for these actors that I didn’t have.”

Notching her first credit by the age of 5 and landing her best-known role at 17, Gellar forged her career in the hustle. Buffy, which required the actor to handle many of her own stunts while simultaneously delivering a vulnerable performance, was eight years of taxing work. Sought-after for her ability to deliver strength, sensitivity and snark in equal measure, she spent hiatuses filming a string of successful movies, proving her chops in horror (I Know What You Did Last Summer), teen drama (Cruel Intentions) and the occasional comedy (Scooby-Doo). Once Buffy ended its seven-season run in 2003 and Gellar aged into adult roles, she mostly moved on from genre work — appearing in a string of independent drama features and a short-lived TV thriller, Ringer, on The CW. That’s what makes her latest choices such a departure.


16 Classic Italian Pasta Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Make
Make noodle night extra special by dipping into our collection of classic Italian pasta recipes. You’ll find dishes you know from your favorite restaurants, spring vacation on the Amalfi Coast, or Sunday nights spent sitting around your nonna’s table.
In addition to recipes like Bolognese that require slow cooking on the stovetop, we’ve included classics that are much quicker to put together—like the 15-minute wonder that is our famous One-Pan Pasta. Other time-honored pastas have a short ingredient list but pack a lot of flavor, such as rich and creamy Spaghetti Carbonara and spicy options like Linguine Arrabbiata.
These classic Italian pasta recipes are popular for good reason—make them all to taste why these dishes are such favorites.



4 Ways to Update Your Living Room With 2023’s Trending Paint Colors
These are the most popular living room shades to try this year—plus, an easy way to incorporate them in small but impactful doses if you’re not ready to commit to a full-blown makeover.

The living room—host to everything from social hours and quiet afternoons with a good book to family movie nights and sushi-and-Ted Lasso dates—is one of the most versatile parts of your home, and it should have a design aesthetic to match. This year, a mix of soothing neutrals and deep, dramatic hues are dominating. And though they might be on opposite ends of the aesthetic spectrum, all of these trending colorways can give the living room an inviting sense of personality and warmth.


As Tár hits cinemas, Tatler introduces 9 trailblazing female conductors you should know
These real-life maestras have forged a path in a notoriously male-dominated field

Despite having received a warm reception from critics – with Cate Blanchett praised for her compelling performance as the eponymous Lydia Tár – Todd Field’s new film has divided the music world. On one hand, Tár can be said to normalise seeing a female conductor at the top of her field; on the other, the fictional American protagonist is presented as not just difficult, but downright abusive.
Whichever camp you fall in, it’s undeniable that the film has ignited interest in women who have taken up the baton. From influential 19th-century maestras to leading conductors of today, Tatler rounds up some of the major names who have taken the classical music world by storm.


The glamorous and difficult life of the ‘snobbish’ Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, grandmother of the Queen’s cousins
The royal, who married Prince Nicholas of Greece, was exiled from both Russia and Athens following two revolutions. Now, Tatler reflects on the life of a Grand Duchess who was described as ‘snobbish’ by some

This week marks the anniversary of the birth of Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna, a monarch whose life story was dazzling; full of glamour and drama. Born on 17 January 1882, Elena was the only daughter of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia and Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and later married Princess Nicholas of Greece. Her own daughters, meanwhile, achieved enormous success as the wives of three European leaders. One married into the British Royal Family.


31 Universal Orlando Rides, Ranked from Best to Worst
These are the best rides at Universal Orlando — and the worst.

Step into your favorite movies at Universal Orlando’s theme parks — Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure — for an unforgettable experience. Universal Orlando, founded in 1990, is the second-largest theme park resort in the Orlando area after Walt Disney World. Throughout its history, Universal Orlando has evolved to include new rides and attractions based on successful movie and TV franchises like Jurassic Park, The Simpsons, and most recently, Harry Potter. The addition of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter introduced a number of rides to the park, bringing massive success and a new surge of popularity for Universal Orlando. Before your next visit to these theme parks, you’ll want to plan out what you want to experience, picking from thrill rides, family-friendly attractions kids will love, and everything in between. To help, we’ve rounded up the best rides at Universal Orlando, so you know what should be at the top of your list.




[Photo Credit: villacrespi.it, matilde.it]

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