T LOunge for March 24th, 2023

Posted on March 24, 2023

Surfshack Restaurant – Cape Town, South Africa

You’ve arrived, darlings. It’s FRIDAY and your soothing, airy, gorgeous LOunge just sits waiting for you to spend all day wasting time and loving every minute of it. We have to literally jet off to the second stop on our little European tour so time-wasting will not be on the agenda for us today. We still have plenty of red carpetry to show you today, so sit down, order something jewel-toned to drink and prepare to be deliciously distracted. Ciao, kittens!



Juliette Lewis Thought She’d Seen It All. Then Came Yellowjackets.
Talking to the actor about what goes into playing Natalie

She was shocked when she learned about the turn Natalie’s character would take. “I wish I would have known,” she says. “I come from movies, where you know your beginning, middle, and end.” While shooting the first season, Lewis had to get used to finding out her character’s fate just a few weeks before she’d film it. “When I know where my character is going, it actually helps me make braver choices and I know what not to telegraph. I can keep it grounded,” she explains. “Say I don’t know there’s drama coming up; I might play a scene way more dramatically when it should be cooler emotionally.”


Bridgerton Is Getting a Prequel Series About Young Queen Charlotte
It will center around the early lives of the queen, Lady Danbury, and Violet Bridgerton.

After a popular Season 2, it is our pleasure to announce that the Bridgerton craze continues.
Netflix has officially announced the cast members set to play the younger versions of starring characters in Shonda Rhimes’s anticipated Bridgerton prequel. Actress India Amarteifio is confirmed to lead as the young Queen Charlotte in the spin-off centered around the monarch (officially titled Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story), the streamer confirmed.


Halle Bailey, Hanni, and Julia Garner—Gucci’s New Campaign Stars—Talk Personal Style
Halle Bailey, Hanni, and Julia Garner starring in a Gucci campaign together was definitely a surprise on my 2023 fashion bingo card, but noteworthy nonetheless. For the relaunch of the Horsebit 1955, the Italian house tapped the unexpected trio of zeitgeisty stars (Bailey will play Ariel in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid; Hanni, a Gucci global brand ambassador, plans to make her Lollapalooza debut with the K-pop girl group NewJeans; and Ozark’s Garner, who last mimicked Anna Delvey’s hilariously bizarre accent in Inventing Anna, is reportedly keeping her “fingers crossed” for the Madonna biopic) to model the iconic accessory.


The Swarm Creators Wanted to Start Conversation—And They Did
Co-creator Janine Nabers discusses the final scene, getting those Beyoncé references approved, and whether season 2 is a possibility.

Everyone’s talking about Swarm. Ever since the Prime Video series premiered on Friday, the internet has been buzzing with reactions, memes, hot takes, theories, and various forms of discourse, whether it’s about sex scenes, celebrity guest stars, or the protagonist’s characterization; but all this chatter is exactly what co-creators and Atlanta collaborators Janine Nabers and Donald Glover intended.


100 Years Later, We Still Don’t Have an Equal Rights Amendment. This Generation’s Leaders Want to Change That.
If you thought the Equal Rights Amendment was a relic of a bygone era, you’re not alone. Though it was first drafted 100 years ago, the ERA—a proposed amendment that would enshrine gender equality in the U.S. Constitution and legally prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex—has yet to be added to our country’s founding document.


Inside the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s French Home, “Villa Windsor,” in Bois du Boulogne
Wallis Simpson and the former King Edward VIII may have been exiled from England, but they soon settled into the Parisian lifestyle.

When Edward VIII abdicated the throne, he sacrificed any hopes of moving into the British monarch’s grand primary residence, Buckingham Palace. But that doesn’t mean he and his bride, Wallis Simpson, had to live in squalor.
The pair, known as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor following the abdication, soon settled into a 14-room manse in the Parisian park Bois du Boulogne, which they rented for a small sum from the city. The Duke and Duchess knew it by its address, 4 Route du Champ d’Éntraînement; a later resident, billionaire Mohamed Al Fayed, father of Princess Diana’s boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed, would rename it the “Villa Windsor.”


MIT Researchers Twisted Apart Hundreds of Oreos to Find the Perfect Method
Who says science can’t be fun?

Everyone knows that Oreos are delicious, but now science can prove they defy the laws of science too.
In 2022, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) unveiled their cookie-centric findings in a study titled, “On Oreology, the fracture and flow of ‘milk’s favorite cookie.'” The research, which has recently resurfaced on social media, focused on if and how people could evenly split the crème inside an Oreo when twisting it open.


You Can Now Order Starbucks Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Your next coffee order is written in the stars.

Does your sun sign dictate how you approach major life decisions? If so, this new partnership between Starbucks and the astrology app Sanctuary is for you.
In honor of the astrological new year (which occurred on March 20), the coffee company launched Starbucks Star Signs, a website that allows its customers to learn more about which drink pairs best with their sign.


“In Her Mind, Roman Betrayed Her”: J Smith-Cameron On Gerri’s “Cold-Blooded” Turn In Succession Season 4
The show has been the ride of a lifetime for Smith-Cameron, who enjoyed a robust career both on and Off-Broadway before shifting into film (Harriet the Spy, her husband Kenneth Lonergan’s Margaret) and television (Rectify, True Blood, Search Party). Her part in Succession was conceived as a suit named Jerry before Smith-Cameron read for it, eventually becoming a series regular with a hilariously filthy B-plot involving Kieran Culkin’s Roman Roy. (Culkin, who appeared in Margaret and in Lonergan’s plays This Is Our Youth and The Starry Messenger, has been a friend for years.) Though she’s kept busy during off-seasons, shooting projects like BJ Novak’s true-crime comedy Vengeance; Alex Heller’s indie drama The Year Between; a single, winning scene in Fleishman Is in Trouble; and a forthcoming adaptation of John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down, Smith-Cameron admits that Succession – with its brilliant team of writers headed up by series creator Jesse Armstrong (“a fucking wizard”) – will leave a difficult hole to fill. But the work’s not over quite yet.


3 Types of Home Lighting and How to Layer Them to Create a Beautiful and Functional Room
Using multiple sources of light can help you illuminate your space in a way that works for you and your design aesthetic.

It’s not enough to just have overhead lights in your home—although useful, these fixtures often lack ambience and dimension. For a space that’s as pretty as it is practical, layering your lighting is a must. There are three types of lighting: ambient, task, and accent. Each serves a different function when it comes to illuminating and setting the mood in your home. Whether you want to showcase a piece of artwork or brighten your reading nook, layered lighting creates the ideal setting for any task or activity.


How to Cook, Clean, and Eat a Crab the Right Way, According to Experts
Get cracking with our guide to steaming, cleaning, and eating fresh crabs.

In many coastal states and cities, cooking and enjoying crab is nearly as iconic as breaking bread. Bread, however, poses many fewer hurdles to consume. Cracking and cleaning whole crabs can seem more like an intimidating feat rather than a big feast, but once you learn that success is more a matter of strategy and know-how than brute strength, you can approach every crab with confidence. Whether you’re enjoying crab in a restaurant or at home, follow our guide for preparing and handling this beloved crustacean.


Most Americans Talk to Their Pets—and 48% Have Told Them a Secret No One Else Knows, According to a Study
Plus, 31 percent of survey respondents talk about the tight bond they share with their pets in icebreaker conversations.

If you have a cat or dog, you already know the joy that they bring to your everyday life. And you’re not alone: A new survey conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with ACANA Pet Food found that fellow pet parents feel the exact same way. After surveying 2,000 cat and dog owners, the researchers found that some owners may even have a mild obsession with their four-legged friends—and some even treat them like people (and trust them like a close friend!). Fifty-five percent have conversations with their cats and dogs, and 48 percent said that they’ve told their pet a secret that no one else knows.


Margaritas, Gimlets, and Cosmopolitans Are All Sours—Here’s Why This Classic Cocktail Style Is Having a Moment
The basic formula has just three ingredients, but the options are endless.

A sour is an iconic type of cocktail. Even if you don’t realize it, you’ve probably had one before, as classics like the daiquiri, margarita, and Cosmopolitan are all sour cocktails. Though it sounds unpleasantly puckery, a sour has a well-balanced ratio—it’s a time-honored combination that continues to work. The sour is having a renaissance right now, so we’re digging into the origins and applications of a much-loved, but perhaps under-appreciated type of drink with the help of cocktail professionals.


How the Graphic Designer Milton Glaser Made America Cool Again
From the poster that turned Bob Dylan into an icon to the logo that helped revive a flagging city, he gave sharp outlines to the spirit of an age.

Each age has its own kinds of heroes and heroines. Sportswriters and disk jockeys once had profiles as sharply etched as the heads on Mt. Rushmore, and everyone knew who Jimmy Cannon and Symphony Sid were. (Symphony who?) There was a time, too, when art directors and commercial illustrators were major figures, their studios and styles known by sight. In the postwar era, when George Lois made covers at Esquire, Alex Liberman did layouts at Vogue, and Alexey Brodovitch oversaw all at Harper’s Bazaar, such figures were the great switching stations between avant-garde experiment and the commercial world. These were our impresarios of style, and honored as such.


A Taste of Paradis: Keith Haring, in Conversation With Halston, Warhol, and Philip Johnson
In the progression of artistic movements from Expressionism through Pop, the figurative work of Keith Haring stands out as an exceptional step forward. Incorporating the simplicity, frivolity and humor of Pop, Haring has gone further to invent an original vocabulary of symbols at once recognizable and evocative—the crawling baby, barking dog, portable pyramid, zapping spaceship—sometimes done on canvas, more often chalk-drawn on subway station ad boards, buildings or sidewalks. Free of specific cultural references, the drawings speak with equal clarity to sophisticated viewers and mere passersby, in a deeply human voice.


Celebrating the incredible style of Princess Margaret as her granddaughter, Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones, graces the cover of Tatler
The many gorgeous gowns of Princess Margaret, as her granddaughter, Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones, is unveiled as Tatler’s May cover star

A perfect cocktail of elegance, grace and glamour – with just a dash of rebellious spirit – HRH Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon’s pioneering style paved the way for generations of royal style stars to come: from the late Diana, Princess of Wales to Margaret’s granddaughter, Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Tatler’s May cover star.
It was Margaret who brought couturier Christian Dior into the forefront of the press, thanks to the decadent dress she wore on her 21st birthday, carefully selected from a private show for the Queen Mother and Margaret’s sister, the then Princess Elizabeth. Captured by Cecil Beaton, the frothy layered tulle cream ballgown has since become an emblem of Dior, couture and sovereign style worldwide, with countless references still rife on the runways decades later.


Great Expectations: everything you need to know about the BBC adaptation starring Olivia Colman
From Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight with Olivia Colman as Miss Havisham, Great Expectations, which premieres on Sunday, has plenty of star power

A classic coming-of-age tale starring an Oscar-winner and helmed by the creative genius behind Peaky Blinders. Certainly, there is much to commend the new BBC adaptation of Great Expectations, which premieres on BBC One on Sunday 26 March.
The six-part series offers a sinister take on the story of Pip, an orphan who yearns for a greater lot in life, until a twist of fate and the evil machinations of the mysterious and eccentric Miss Havisham (Olivia Colman) show him a dark world of possibilities. TV critics have given the series less-than-favourable reviews thus far, although some commend the ‘electric’ Colman. But no doubt the star power in front and behind the camera (Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott both have executive producer credits) will be enough to draw in curious viewers on Sunday night.


Pineapple and Ham Belong Together
On the Easter table and, yes, on pizza, these smart, flavorful tweaks make the retro combination even better.

Hiwa Rosario is celebrating Easter a week early this year. The actual holiday weekend is one of the busiest times of the year for her business, Farm to Jar. She’ll be setting up shop at Ward Centre in Honolulu to sell her coveted pineapple glazes, which her customers buy to deck out their holiday hams. The balanced combination of tangy, sweet fruit and salty, savory pork is, she said, “a perfect union.”
Pineapple and ham belong together — on Easter tables and, yes, on pizza. They look alike, too: When scored for roasting, the ham’s diamond pattern mimics the pineapple’s quilted peel, nature’s manifestation of the golden spiral.


The Joy of Letting Loose
For a kid watching TV in the 1980s and ’90s, seeing grown-ups get weird meant that adulthood might not have to be a drag.
It’s the teacher who abandons her grading to join a dance party.
The cop who takes a break from directing traffic to coyly groove for the camera.
The golden age of normal people letting loose was, in my perhaps biased view, the late ’80s and early ’90s, when music videos, kids’ shows and especially TV commercials were full of them.




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