T LOunge for May 5th, 2023

Posted on May 05, 2023

Nautika Restaurant – Dubrovnik, Croatia

Congratulations, darlings. You made it to another Friday. Huzzah and hooray to you. That corner table looks like a divine way to spend the day, wouldn’t you say? Race you there.


How Jackie Kennedy Ended Up Reporting On Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation From A Burberry London Boutique
In the summer of 1961, seven months after her husband moved into the Oval Office, Jackie Kennedy joined JFK at Buckingham Palace for a dinner given by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, floating through the gilded state rooms in an ice-blue Chez Ninon gown and elbow-length gloves. Eight years earlier, she had been one of the 40,000 Americans who visited London for the Queen’s Coronation in her role as The Washington Times-Herald’s “Inquiring Camera Girl” – sending home regular dispatches about both the Mayfair society set and the patriotic fervour that swept through the city in the run up to 2 June 1953.


24 Vintage Photos Of Eternal Beauty Muse, Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn’s gamine beauty made her one of the world’s most beloved muses. From her strong brows and penchant for a feline flick to that enviable and effortless pixie crop, she knew the power of a classic look – and, crucially, how to accentuate her features. She also approached her beauty routine with a sense of playfulness and fun. “I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls,” she once said. On what would have been her 94th birthday, Vogue takes a look back at some of Audrey Hepburn’s best beauty moments.


The most daring dresses of all time: a definitive timeline
The stars who are firmly of the belief that less is more

Naked dressing is far from a new trend when it comes to celebrity style and red-carpet fashion. An early pioneer of sheer dressing was Cher, who wore two barely-there Bob Mackie dresses at both the Met Gala in 1974 and the Oscars in 1988. The two ensembles broke red-carpet boundaries forever.
Celebrating the female form has been central to many of fashion’s most iconic moments over the years – spanning decades – such as Madonna’s catwalk debut for Jean Paul Gaultier in 1992, where she famously wore nothing but a high-waisted skirt and the frame of a bra. We also can’t talk about the power of the naked dress without mentioning Elizabeth Hurley, who upstaged her then-boyfriend Hugh Grant at the 1994 premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral wearing a daring Versace dress, held together by safety pins.


Gold jewellery is a true staple – here are 25 pieces to shop now
Including our favourite under-the-radar brands

In recent years, gold jewellery has reached staple status. What stylish woman doesn’t top her tailoring and all-neutral looks with a pair of hoops in this warm metal?
Before, gold was seen as too blingy and costume-like to be worn everyday but now, it’s celebrated for its simplicity. Jewellery designers have moved away from baroque settings, opting instead for pieces with smooth curves, clean lines and subtly abstract shapes.
Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t get playful with your styling. A slender chain can go from understated to bohemian when layered, and even the most traditional of rings will add drama when stacked together. Brands are designing with mixing and matching in mind, creating versatile, buildable looks so that customers can get the most out of their purchases.


Bridgerton And Queen Charlotte: What Illness Did The Real King George III Have?
A new Netflix series will explore his marriage to Queen Charlotte.

Although the Bridgerton series is not based on a true story – it’s inspired by the best-selling novels by Julia Quinn – two of the characters did exist in real life: King George III and Queen Charlotte.
George was born in 1738 and became heir to the British throne on the death of his father in 1751, succeeding his grandfather, George II, in 1760. Just one year later he wed Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who became Queen Charlotte upon their marriage, and the pair welcomed 15 children together, although only 13 survived into adulthood.


A Who’s Who Of European Royals To Look Out For At The Coronation
King Charles’s III Coronation on 6 May will be a slimmed-down affair, with around 2,200 guests in attendance compared to the 8,000 who witnessed the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in 1953.
Still, there will be plenty of overseas royals in the congregation, including many who attended the late Queen’s funeral in September and British royal weddings in the past. Below, here’s a who’s who of the European royals to look out for at the Coronation on Saturday.


How Do Modern Britons Feel About The Coronation? Frankly, Ambivalent
Royalty itself is complex because it’s so tied up with our sense of Britishness. Since Ikea stopped doing the classic Billy bookcase, the Queen has been the one thing keeping Britons linked, the only thing we still had in common. And it was something about her ascent to the throne after her uncle’s abdication that initially made The Crown so compelling – she wasn’t born to be queen, she became queen. Whether you were a royalist or a republican, Elizabeth’s 70-year-and-214-day stint was undeniable. If she didn’t enjoy universal adulation, she certainly had our respect. But Elizabeth’s superhero origin story clashes with Charles’s born-into royalty one. For nearly a century, it’s been impossible to separate the Queen and her crown, the monarchy and the monarch. But with Charles on the throne, everything feels suddenly, starkly disparate. (That thing with the pen on his first day left a bad taste in many people’s mouths.)


Gwyneth Paltrow Says the Public Turned on Her After Her Oscar Win
On the podcast Call Her Daddy, Paltrow says that she “felt a real pivot” in the public’s perception of her after her emotional acceptance speech: “I was 26, I cried, and people were so mean about it.”

According to Gwyneth Paltrow, it’s not easy being a Hollywood It girl. One day, you’re dating Brad Pitt or Ben Affleck; the next, the public has it out for you. While appearing on the podcast Call Her Daddy, the Goop entrepreneur recently shared that she could pinpoint the moment that she first felt the masses turn on her. According to Paltrow, it all began the night she won the best actress Oscar for Shakespeare In Love in 1998.


The True Story Of Queen Charlotte And King George III’s Troubled Romance
In Shonda Rhimes’s Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, a royal romance takes centre stage: that of Queen Charlotte and King George. (Warning: many spoilers to follow.) In the show, the couple marries within hours of meeting each other, and at first, their union is a love-hate one: George seemingly has no interest in spending any time with his wife. Charlotte is left hurt and enraged. But when they do see each other, their chemistry is undeniable.


The Full Schedule of Events for Coronation Weekend
From the procession to Westminster Abbey to the Coronation Concert, here’s precisely what time everything is happening this weekend.
The coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla is finally here. If you’re up bright and early to tune in from the United States, here’s when you can expect everything to happen.


Americans Caught Smuggling 450 Pounds of Fruit Roll-Ups Into Israel
Israeli customs found hundreds of the contraband sweets in suitcases.

If you’ve spent any time on TikTok in the past few months, you’ve probably scrolled past at least a dozen videos involving ice cream-filled Fruit Roll-Ups. The easy, DIY dessert really took off on the app several months ago and, in Israel at least, demand for Fruit Roll-Ups has caused widespread shortages of the sticky candy — and prompted a government warning.
Earlier this week, Israel’s Health Ministry suggested that everyone should consider the ingredients and additives in Fruit Roll-Ups before they give in to TikTok-temptation.


New York State Bans Gas Stoves in New Buildings
The law will allow exceptions, but largely eliminates natural gas in future residential construction.

The requirement will be enforced for all new buildings under seven stories by 2026 and for buildings over seven stories by 2029. The law does exempt emergency backup generators along with industrial buildings, including hospitals, car washes, manufacturing facilities, and restaurants. These exemptions may allow for the ban to remain in place despite being reversed in other states (two weeks ago, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the California Restaurant Association that banning gas hookups in newly constructed commercial or residential buildings in Berkeley, Calif. was in violation of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.)


These Dutch Nuns Are Desperate to Sell Their Surplus Wine
Blessed with a bumper crop of grapes, the convent is now seeking help to get rid of 60,000 bottles of wine.

For almost a decade, the nuns at Sint-Catharinadal in the southern Dutch city of Oosterhout have tended their own vineyards, growing and harvesting grapes that they eventually turn into wine. Every year, they sell their wines — which include both a blended white and a rosé — and use the profits to help maintain their 376-year-old convent.
Last year was a bit of a dud, harvest-wise, leaving the nuns with a slender inventory of only 9,000 bottles. This year, though, they have the opposite problem: after an excellent growing season, they’re sitting on a surplus of more than 60,000 bottles, and they’re asking the internet to help them shift it.


Billie Lourd’s Dress Paid Tribute to Carrie Fisher in the Sweetest Way
Fisher officially got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 4th.

The stars aligned today, May the 4th, as the Hollywood Walk of Fame got its latest inductee: Carrie Fisher. The Star Wars legend, who played Princess Leia Organa, received her star on the famed boulevard and her daughter, Billie Lourd (her father is talent agent Bryan Lourd) honored the character by wearing a long dress featuring the screen icon on the front.


Four Women, One Pink Lamborghini, and a Race to Win the Ultimate Endurance Test
How an all-female team is disrupting the world of motorsports.

The Iron Dames are the first all-female team in endurance racing history. Since 2018, they have been competing around the world wearing bubblegum-colored suits and driving a matching Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO 2. The car is so finely tuned for performance that it should only ever be taken out on a racetrack. The Dames are made up of four drivers—all under age 37. Individually, Rahel Frey, Michelle Gatting, Sarah Bovy, and Doriane Pin have a record number of wins in some of the most physically and mentally demanding automotive races in the world. Together, they are unstoppable.


Peggy Guggenheim’s History-Making Exhibition ‘31 Women’ Has Been Re-created Thanks to a Visionary Collector
While many utilized the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine to perfect their sourdough starters or the latest TikTok dance, Jenna Segal passed the time by falling down a deep rabbit hole. “I asked myself, What is it that I have not done with my life that I wished I could?” the Tony Award–winning producer of film, television, and theater tells Vogue. On her list: applying to Wellesley for college, going to business school, and creating a project about Peggy Guggenheim.
True to her word, Segal—also the founder and CEO of Segal NYC, which invests in female-focused and -led projects—enrolled in Harvard’s business-analytics program while simultaneously conducting what she called an “archeological dig” into the singular life of the trailblazing collector, gallerist, and self-proclaimed “art addict” who put Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko on the map. Since visiting the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice (where the collector lived from 1949 until her death in 1979) and reading her 1946 autobiography, Out of This Century, as a college student abroad, Segal declared Guggenheim one of her “two historical loves.” (The other is Gigi, the young heroine from the 1944 novella and 1958 musical film of the same name, which Segal readapted for Broadway in 2015.)


In Senegal, Artists Seize the Spotlight
Heritage, craft, and innovation are at the heart of Senegal’s thriving creative scene. A new cultural space from Chanel aims to shine a spotlight the country’s wealth of talent.

Across West Africa, textile and ornament traditions and techniques keep fashion dynamic in daily life—just ask any street photographer. But some cities boast an especially active interplay of lineage and cutting-edge creation. Dakar is a place of constant exchange, with direct flights connecting it to Paris and New York for visitors and the entrepreneurial Senegalese diaspora. It’s also a knowledge hub with solid universities and Africa’s most respected art biennial.


How Often to Replace Every Type of Bedding, From Sheets and Pillows to Mattresses
Laundering and spot cleaning these pieces regularly can extend their lifespan.

Whether we’re sleeping or lounging, we spend a lot of time in bed. For this reason, you want this space to look and feel its best. While you likely make sure this happens by laundering your sheets, comforter, and other bedding frequently, when was the last time you completely refreshed these items? In an ideal world, our pillows and bedding last forever—but over time, they see wear and tear and irreversible stains, and can become uncomfortable to sleep on.
If you’ve had your bedding for a while and are wondering if it’s time to use the adage, “out with the old, in with the new,” we’re here to help. There are some general rules you can follow when it comes time to replace your bedding, from your pillows to your mattress.


10 Low-Maintenance Succulents to Grow as Houseplants
These indoor succulent plants are accustomed to drought conditions, so they can survive with minimal water (and withstand some neglect).

If you’re looking to add indoor succulent plants to your home, you have plenty of options. From petite and terrarium-dwelling to sprawling and beginner friendly, there is a little something for everyone in the succulent world. As desert natives, these plants are accustomed to harsh conditions, capable of surviving both lengthy droughts and extreme temperatures better than many of their peers. In fact, succulents even store their own water in their signature thick, fleshy leaves and stems.


You may never eat inside a fast food restaurant again
As diners increasingly turn to delivery, the future of fast food may be one with no human interaction at all.

There was a time when your local McDonald’s was the ideal spot for a 6-year-old’s birthday party. Its PlayPlaces had ball pits and slides where children could spend hours, post-Happy Meal.
McDonald’s launched PlayPlaces in the 1970s in an effort to build brand loyalty in children by emphasizing a family-friendly environment. Today, you’d be hard-pressed to find one. That’s not just due to safety and health concerns (ball pits are known to be bacterial cesspits). People just aren’t hanging out at fast food joints the way they used to.
By the end of 2021, dine-in visits to fast food chains had fallen to just 14 percent of restaurant traffic, compared to 28 percent pre-pandemic, according to the market research firm NPD Group. When it comes to burgers and fries, people are increasingly scarfing them down in their homes, at their offices, in their cars — anywhere, really, but in the restaurant.


The Imperial State Crown at King Charles’s Coronation: everything you need to know
King Charles will wear the Imperial State Crown, also worn by his mother Queen Elizabeth II, at the end of the Coronation on 6 May

‘The term “imperial state crown” dates back to the fifteenth century when English monarchs chose a crown design closed by arches to demonstrate that England was not subject to any other earthly power,’ explains the British Royal Family website. ‘This Imperial State Crown was made for the Coronation of King George VI in 1937, but is closely based on a crown designed for Queen Victoria in 1838 by the Crown Jewellers of the time, Rundell, Bridge & Rundell.’ It was shortened by an inch for Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation.


Our 20 Most Saved Recipes of All Time
The dishes readers tucked into their (digital) recipe boxes over and over again.

Whether we keep our recipes in a cute little box on our kitchen counter or saved digitally on a Pinterest board, most of us have a stockpile of foolproof, surefire dishes we return to again and again like your mom’s budae jjiggae, or your go-to arroz con pollo. On New York Times Cooking, there’s a handy digital recipe box to which you can save the meals you’ve cooked, hope to cook and maybe never will cook, but enjoy dreaming about having the time and energy to do so.


This Irish Castle Is One of the Best Hotels in the World, According to T+L Readers
The stunning estate is basically the size of NYC’s Central Park.

Step into Adare Manor in southern Ireland and you’ll feel as if you’ve entered a fairytale thanks to its gorgeous greenery and walled gardens. Built in the 1800s, the former home of the Earl of Dunraven is now a luxury hotel and golf resort. It has become a crown jewel of Ireland’s hospitality — the regal retreat seamlessly blends its rich history with modern amenities.


Decadent Dining at a Royal Coronation
Inside a historic, extravagant 17th-century feast

A coronation is upon us.
This May, Charles III will officially be crowned king of the United Kingdom. Maybe you care about the pomp and pageantry—or the Royal Family drama—but if you’re anything like this writer, you’re mostly concerned with the food.
The Royal Family recently announced that the official dish of the Coronation Big Lunch—a charity event held at various locations across the country—will be quiche with spinach, fava beans, tarragon, and cheddar. It’s a tasty if rather safe choice. But had Charles really wanted to make a splash, he could have taken the lead from another past king—one who, almost 350 years ago, went all out at his coronation feast.


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