T LOunge for March 30th, 2023

Posted on March 30, 2023

Nota Blu Brasserie – Marbella, Spain

As you can see by his LOunge choice for today, Lorenzo is clearly still in a Spanish state of mind. The bags are unpacked, the massive amounts of laundry have been completed, the tchotchkes and knick-knacks have been displayed where appropriate (little known T Lo fact: we are absolute suckers for the tackiest souvenirs) the cats have settled back into their routines and our internal clocks have mostly been reset, but we still get that dreamy faraway look several times a day. We promise we’ll shut up about it soon. Anyway, chat amongst yourselves while we take our baskets to the content orchards and fill them up for the day.


Teyana Taylor Is Ready to Be Taken Seriously
The singer-turned-actress on her buzzy new role in A Thousand and One and her recent pursuit of happiness.

When Teyana Taylor first got the script for A.V. Rockwell’s feature film debut A Thousand and One, she read it in less than an hour. “When I’m into something and I can see it in my head, I read through it really quick,” Taylor explains over Zoom to ELLE.com. “That’s how I’m always able to gauge whether something is for me or not.”
In the film, the musician-turned-actress plays Inez de la Paz, a young woman who has just been released from Rikers Island. She then returns home to Harlem where she kidnaps her son Terry (played by Aaron Kingsley Adetola, Aven Courtney, and Josiah Cross) from the foster care system. Unemployed and with nowhere to go, Inez attempts to build a stable life for him by working various odd jobs and finding a low-cost apartment.
The singer-turned-actress on her buzzy new role in A Thousand and One and her recent pursuit of happiness.


The Best Documentaries and Docuseries to Watch on Netflix
If you’re looking for another documentary (or docuseries) to dominate your life, there are plenty of options on Netflix. The streaming service offers engaging, informative, and often thought-provoking stories, from true-crime thrillers to environmental exposés to in-depth investigations into social and political issues. They really get into all the nooks and crannies of history.
Whether you’re a documentary enthusiast or just looking for something new to watch, the list below compiles some of the best Netflix docs sure to educate, entertain, and inspire you. From award-winning films to lesser-known gems, these must-watch offerings will leave you with a new perspective on the world around you.


Michelle Obama Isn’t Trying to Be Anyone But Michelle Obama
“At 58, I finally feel like I can be my truest self,” the former First Lady and author of The Light We Carry tells BAZAAR.

Just like the rest of us, Michelle Obama is still figuring it out.
Her two books, the memoir Becoming (one of the top-selling books of all time) and the newly released The Light We Carry, have solidified that after the White House, there’s a deep need for her words and wisdom. But the former First Lady and two-time author is still considering the meaning of her influence in this world.
The Light We Carry is a manifesto of sorts about the time we take for granted. Across the 336 pages, it often feels as if Obama is speaking to you directly, offering hand-selected guidance for all of life’s challenges: anxiety, change, the struggle to recognize and maintain our inner power. She doesn’t claim to have all the answers, but she does know how to give damn good assurance.
Obama writes that for the first time in a long time, she can focus on the ways she manifests her truest, most authentic self—whether it’s through her personal style, her parenting tactics, or the community of women and friends she keeps close. Her new sense of personal understanding is what she’s now so eager to share with us all.


The Stealthiest Luxury Accessory in ‘Succession’? The Baseball Cap
The off-duty staple gets a touch of opulence and we are all on board.

Succession is back and that means a number of things to us at T&C. First and foremost, thinly (or not so thinly veiled) barbs and sibling sparring, serious location envy, and sleek, understated glamour. As some have said before, money talks, wealth whispers. It’s the latter in the case of the Roys, whose pristine and sophisticated wardrobes are replete with the most luxurious of knits, perfect tailoring, and not an ounce of flash. That’s how you know they are billionaires. Aside from the private jets of course.
And for those who have paid close attention, a particular wardrobe staple shared by the men of the show (beyond a penchant for the best shawl-collar sweaters we’ve ever seen) is an off-duty accessory: the baseball cap.


Wedding Plus-One Etiquette: 7 Rules to Help You Write Your Guest List
Enjoy your just-got-engaged glow while it lasts—as a newly minted bride-to-be, you still have a guest list to write. Navigating wedding plus-one etiquette for your big day is no easy feat. “To the couples out there experiencing this obstacle in their wedding planning journey, I hope you can take solace in the fact that you’re not alone,” says celebrity wedding planner Matthew David Hopkins. “Millions of couples have gone through—or are going through—this difficult stage in the planning process, and have gotten over this hurdle.” Stressing over who should get a plus-one on your special day? No need to fret—follow these tried-and-true wedding plus-ones rules.


Pop-Tarts Is Launching Its New Flavor With Grandma-Chic Sweaters
The limited-edition swag celebrates a cozy new Pop-Tarts flavor, Frosted Banana Bread.

Pop-Tarts wants to make you feel all warm and fuzzy with both its brand-new flavor and an actual sweater to match.
On Wednesday, Pop-Tarts announced its latest flavor, Frosted Banana Bread Pop-Tarts, which its website describes as a “great balance of banana flavor and spices to mimic the flavor of banana bread.” The new flavor is expected to hit store shelves later this month and will be available nationwide in an eigth-count box for a suggested retail price of $3.89. But honestly, that’s not the most exciting part of the announcement. That belongs to its limited-edition Pop-Tartigan sweater.


Pepsi’s Logo Finally Looks Normal Again
The redesign comes just in time for the cola company’s 125th anniversary.

Pepsi, the cola brand that has been at “war” with its main market rival for decades and has since come to poke fun at its place in popular culture (“Is Pepsi OK?”), is giving its logo another makeover.
If you were around and brand-aware in the 2000s, you’ll recall an earthshaking shift in the soda sphere when Pepsi revealed an update to its iconic “globe” logo. Prior versions dating back to 1973 had seen the red and white circle (originally a bottle cap) with a white wave oriented horizontally through the middle.


Life Lessons with Lily Collins
The actress shares what she’s learnt about career, confidence, friendship and fashion

“The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve understood how truly important it is to have, not necessarily a big group, but a group that makes you feel big,” she says. “And I have met some of those amazing women – and also men – that make me feel like the biggest version of myself in the last five years. I always thought that you had to have friends for decades in order to understand you and to stand up for you.”
One such friend that she met more recently, and credits with dispensing life-changing advice, is Ashley Park, her co-star in Emily in Paris.


Rosie Perez on Making Peace With Spike Lee, Bombing Her ‘Matrix’ Audition and Why Hollywood’s Latino Representation Still ‘Sucks’
“A few of us have come through, and I’m very grateful for that,” she says of her brethren, particularly Latinas. “But it’s just not enough. And when we do get our stories told, we have some executive who knows nothing about who we are as a people. And then they’re like, ‘Can you spice it up a little bit?’ You want to punch these people in the face. And then if it’s too real, they’re, ‘Could you pull it back, ’cause we don’t want the audience to feel offended.’ And people are getting sick of it. I think that’s the reason why ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ was such a big winner.”


A First Look At The Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty Catalogue, A Book Tailor-Made For Bibliophiles Like Him
As much care is given to documenting Costume Institute exhibitions as staging them. Still, the stakes for creating the Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty catalogue were extraordinarily high. It’s established fact that the designer was a consummate bibliophile. “For decades he bought between one and two dozen books a day,” reported Lagerfeld’s biographer Alfons Kaiser. The designer had his own imprint, with Gerhard Steidl, as well as a bookshop of his own, 7L.


How to Prevent Dust Before It Forms, According to Cleaning Experts
While it’s impossible to eliminate dust entirely, you can drastically slow down how fast it builds up in your space by heeding these helpful tips.

Wherever you live, one thing you’ll inevitably have to deal with is dust. It forms on your television, shelves, in corners, and under your furniture. But what if there was a way to proactively tackle dust before it forms, rather than constantly cleaning up the aftermath? Believe it or not, it’s possible. There are a few simple maintenance measures you can take to minimize the dust in your home, like regularly changing your air filters, grooming your pets, and frequently washing your bedding.


52 of Our All-Time Best Ideas for Decorating Easter Eggs
Over the past 30 years, our editors have made some of the most beautiful Easter eggs you’ve seen yet: painted in colors, découpaged with patterned fabric, and transformed to look like kid-friendly spring creatures.
Any decorated dozen starts with the perfectly chosen egg. There are lots of varieties: duck, quail, turkey, ostrich, and, of course, the household chicken—and they all come in various sizes. To make decorated eggs last beyond the season, blow them out first.
Whatever your skill level, we provide helpful resources like printable templates, videos, and color charts. To start, download and print out one of our favorites—there are bunnies, chicks, and lovely floral motifs. Many of them are easy enough for the whole family to make, and each one is an opportunity to make your home bright and inviting on Sunday morning.


The Wild World of Music
What can elephants, birds, and flamenco players teach a neuroscientist-composer about music?

The language of neuroscience itself is rooted in music. The word “synapse” comes from the Greek synaphe: the note that connects one octave to the next, as you go up a scale—the note “that brings us back to do,” as Julie Andrews sang.
“Music is so ingrained in us it’s almost more primitive than language,” Sulzer told me. An old man with Alzheimer’s might hear a Tin Pan Alley tune and suddenly recall his daughter’s name. A young woman with Parkinson’s will stand frozen on a stair, unable to move her legs, but if she hums a rhythm to herself her foot will take a step. “I know of one man who had a stroke so severe that he could barely talk,” Sulzer said. “But he could still sing.” Music is a kind of skeleton key, opening countless doorways in the mind.


Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Stylists: Why Sydney Sweeney, Sadie Sink, Anne Hathaway, Angela Bassett and Jodie Turner-Smith Love Their Image Makers
Andrew Garfield and Janelle Monáe also toast their tastemakers in THR’s annual list, which celebrates megawatt glamour (J. Lo’s 3 wedding gowns), sustainability (thank you, Cate Blanchett) and drama on and off the red carpet (farewell, Law Roach, for now).

Rewear, repeat, three-peat … The verbiage summing up what’s new on the red carpet in the past year happens to center on what’s old, or at least previously worn. Sustainability and vintage were at the forefront of Hollywood fashion throughout awards season. THR‘s Stylist of the Year Elizabeth Stewart worked with Tár best actress nominee Cate Blanchett to create a red carpet campaign with the smallest environmental footprint possible. “The theme is Cate’s closet and celebrating it,” says Stewart, “and being as conscious as possible of the impact our choices can have.” Law Roach, who made worldwide headlines when he announced his retirement from styling March 14, outfitted Zendaya in internet-shattering 2002 Versace for the NAACP Image Awards. Also trending? A return to megawatt glamour, as evidenced by both Anne Hathaway with stylist Erin Walsh and Gucci glamazon Jodie Turner-Smith, who turned the Venice International Film Festival canals into her own catwalk, courtesy of stylists Wayman Bannerman and Micah McDonald. THR presents a return to its full list, unranked and alphabetized, of the 25 Most Powerful Stylists in Hollywood.


How unbelievably realistic fake images could take over the internet
AI image generators like DALL-E and Midjourney are getting better and better at fooling us.

Last week, a 31-year-old construction worker took a few psychedelics and thought it might be fun to use AI image generator Midjourney to create a photorealistic image of Pope Francis wearing a big white Balenciaga-style puffer jacket. A lot of people who saw it thought it was fun, too, so they spread it around social media. Most of them probably had no idea that it wasn’t real.
Now, the Pope having that drip isn’t the worst nor most dangerous deployment of photorealistic AI-generated art, in which new images are created from text prompts. But it is an example of just how good this technology is becoming, to the point that it can even trick people who are usually more discerning about spreading misinformation online. You might even call it a turning point in the war against mis- and disinformation, which the people fighting were, frankly, already losing simply because social media exists. Now we have to deal with the prospect that even the people who are fighting that war may inadvertently help spread the disinformation they’re trying to combat. And then what?


Bridgerton and The Crown meet real-life royal history in sensational new Blenheim Palace exhibition celebrating close ties to the monarchy
‘Royal Connections, Crowns and Coronets’ explores the unique friendship between the monarchy and the Dukes of Marlborough through the centuries

There’s a coronation round the corner – just in case anyone wasn’t aware. And Blenheim Palace has stepped up in the finest of stately fashions to mark this rare occasion. How so? By showcasing the its centuries-old relationship with the Royal Family in a new exhibition: ‘Royal Connections, Crowns and Coronets’. An impeccably restored Norman Hartnell silk gown, worn by the then Rosemary Spencer-Churchill to the Queen’s Coronation in 1953, is among the treasures on display, as are costumes from Bridgerton and The Crown, and a page from a Blenheim visitor’s book which includes the elegant inked signatures of Wallis Simpson and her second husband, Ernest A. Simpson.


Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel to be celebrated in new fashion blockbuster exhibition at the V&A
Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto will open at the V&A, in London, in September. Now there are more details on what to expect

From the ‘double C’ logo to the quilted leather handbag; the wool skirt suit to the camellia motif; the signatures of the French fashion house of Chanel are perennially chic – and in demand. After the V&A gave designers Alexander McQueen and Christian Dior the fashion blockbuster treatment, it will soon be time for Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel to have her moment in the spotlight.


Seeing the World Through Kids’ Eyes
To find out how children’s travel experiences differ from their parents’, we enlisted families around the world to share their perspectives — and their pictures.

Riding atop his father’s shoulders, Villum Vejlin Sogaard arrived at the gate to board the ferry departing from Lower Manhattan like a miniature, triumphant explorer.
His eyes darted from the downtown skyline to souvenir vendors to fellow tourists with tickets in hand. It was the 6-year-old’s first time in the United States and he was about to see one of the country’s iconic landmarks: the Statue of Liberty.
“I think it’s a must-see when you’re in the city,” said Simon Vejlin Sogaard, Villum’s father, who had traveled with several other family members from their home in Denmark. “It’s a great piece of history. And it was actually even more interesting to know the history behind the statue and what it stands for — which, I think, is more important.”
Villum was perhaps too young to appreciate, as his father did, what the statue represents. Instead, when he reached Liberty Island and made his way up the steps to cast his eyes on the giant green woman, her arm extended with a torch, he was awed mainly by her sheer scale.


How to Experience the Northern Lights From a Glass Igloo or Villa in Finland
Get ready for an awe-inspiring vacation.

Seeing the northern lights in person is a major goal for many travelers. The show put on by Mother Nature (or, more accurately, by the sun experiencing a coronal mass ejection and sending charged particles hurtling toward Earth that appear as gorgeous green, pink, and purple lights) is truly a sight to behold. If you’re ready to chase the northern lights, it’s time to plan a trip to Finland.
Finland has become a major destination for northern lights seekers because the aurora borealis is visible there some 200 nights a year, and there are plentiful hotels and resorts ready to host you with accommodations designed so you can see the lights from your bed. Here’s everything you need to plan an epic northern lights trip to Finland, including the best glass igloos, snow huts, and luxe villas to book.





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