T LOunge for September 5th, 2023

Posted on September 05, 2023

PinThe Pence Restaurant and Bar – Edinburgh, UK

We realize the following is a contradiction in terms, but Happy TUESDAY, darlings. It’s the start of one of the shortest and also longest work weeks of the year, so let’s all settle in and simmer down, shall we? No use in getting ourselves all worked up. Best to just sip drinks and gossip in grandiose surroundings.


Diana Ross Sings Beyoncé “Happy Birthday” at Star-Packed Renaissance Stop in Front of Zendaya, Kylie Jenner, Timothée Chalamet and More
Adele, Lizzo, Ayo Edebiri, Quinta Brunson, Chris Rock, Justin and Hailey Bieber were also in attendance at the SoFi Stadium gig on Monday night.

The stars were out in force once again for Beyoncé’s third and final Renaissance Tour concert at SoFi Stadium on Monday night.
After impressive celebrity turnouts for the first two SoFi gigs, Monday’s event coincided with Beyoncé’s 42nd birthday amping up the hype even more with much speculation and excitement at what may happen and possible guest appearances.
Among the stars who joined the teeming thousands of red and black balloon-wielding Beyoncé fans on her big day were Spider-couple Zendaya and Tom Holland, Justin and Hailey Bieber, Chris Rock, Adele, Lizzo, Katy Perry, Kate Hudson, Normani, Brandy, Kim and Khloé Kardashian.


Gemma Chan Is The Changemaker
The actor and advocate has much on her mind, and is channeling her energy into action.

‘Changing the system’ aptly describes Chan’s work as both actor and advocate. Within the entertainment industry, she’s supported the Time’s Up initiative against sexual harrassment at work, and has shared her experiences of and has spoken about the lack of opportunities for East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) actors. Chan, 40, made her acting debut in 2006, after growing up in Bromley and studying law at Oxford University. Nearly two decades later, does she still feel there are challenges in speaking up? ‘It’s still inherently risky, I think, to bite the hand that feeds you. And there’s still a lot of bad behaviour in the industry. It’s very difficult to change that culture.’


“I love capturing a split-second of life”: model Helena Christensen on her passion for photography
Helena Christensen developed her skill with a camera from an early age, which she fostered throughout her career as a supermodel

“Seeing the world through a lens makes me more attentive to what happens around me. Both my father and my grandfather were avid photographers – I remember looking at their portraits of my relatives in our family albums when I was little, and I now recognise their talent through those pictures: the way they are cropped and composed, and the way the light falls. They are real treasures.”


The best luxury hotels in Scotland
Check in to the most indulgent Scottish hotels, from the Highlands to beachside island getaways

Grandes dames with golf courses, loch-side lodges, fairy-tale castles – the luxury hotels in Scotland are some of the finest in the world.
With mountains and Munros, isles, glens and lochs at its disposal, the country doesn’t have to try very hard for its backdrops to be spectacular – and the raft of luxury hotels in Scotland mean that the man-made side is rather beautiful, too.
This far north, the days are long and you’ll be in with a chance of seeing the Northern Lights from some locations. And in winter, cosy fireplaces and warming whisky tastings are calling.


This secret Netflix code gives you access to so many hidden films and series
More content for us to enjoy!

Netflix has many more films in its program than we see: If you like romantic comedies, “horror classics from Asia” won’t necessarily appear in the recommendations. Or the other way around: Thanks to the algorithm (and fairy dust), the Netflix homepage and its subpages look different for every single user. However, every Netflix user can access all available titles, i.e. tens of thousands of titles. You only have to know how!


How Madonna Turned the League of Their Own Set Into a Three-Ring Circus
In this excerpt from the new book No Crying in Baseball, Erin Carlson reveals how the pop star’s hiring made an A-list actor drop out, how Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell became fast friends, and how a $10 tip stunned a Madonna-impersonating drag queen.

When [director] Penny [Marshall] told Rosie [O’Donnell] that Madonna might join the cast, “I was like, holy shit,” Rosie says. “I couldn’t wrap my head around [it].”Penny instructed Rosie to bond with the Queen of Pop. “Rosie,” she said, “tomorrow Madonna’s coming in here. If she likes you and likes me, she’ll do the movie. Don’t mess up.”


Carey Mulligan Is Masterful In Maestro
Originally billed as a biopic of Leonard Bernstein (played with nuance and precision by Cooper himself), the prolific conductor behind West Side Story and On the Town who was long regarded as his nation’s best, this fleet-footed and heady slice of recent history is, in fact, an achingly moving portrait of his wife: Felicia Montealegre Bernstein (Mulligan), a Costa Rica-born, Chile-raised American actor who was a TV stalwart and Broadway star, despite being consigned to the footnotes of history. It might be Cooper’s greatest swerve – just as he ceded ground to Lady Gaga in A Star is Born, letting the musical powerhouse run away with the film, he provides a richly layered and complex depiction of Bernstein, but builds an even bigger platform for his co-star, allowing her to sink her teeth into this meaty, knotty part. From its first shot to its last, the film is a tribute to her, as well as to the impact she had on Bernstein’s life and work.


Looks Like Chipped Nails Are Now Trending
While in recent years, the polished French manicure – which requires precision and perfect application to look good – has become ubiquitous, the tide is turning and many are seeking alternatives. Whether that’s going completely bare, swapping gel formulas for ordinary polish, or getting on board with the chipped nail look like [Olivia] Rodrigo, who makes a surprisingly good case for something a little bit different.


Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla Is A Worthy Successor To Marie Antoinette
There’s a lot to love in Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla. Much like the beloved auteur’s best films – the dreamy The Virgin Suicides, the neon-drenched Lost in Translation, the hedonistic Marie Antoinette, and the gloriously delicate Somewhere – her latest release, which just debuted at the Venice Film Festival, is a sensitive meditation on the secret lives of teenagers and young adults, their boredom and restlessness, and the minutiae that make up their daily existence. It’s a more-than-a-decade-spanning account of the life of Priscilla Presley, Elvis’s impeccably dressed, bouffanted bride of six years, and while it covers all the key milestones of their romance, it’s at its best when it zooms in further, examining the accoutrements of her childhood (miniature porcelain tea sets, rose-printed wallpaper, the army jacket Elvis gives her at the beginning of their courtship) and her not-quite-adulthood (cherry-red nail polish, lipsticks, a tiny bottle of Chanel No 5). In these sequences, as in much of this film, every shot is one you’d want to frame.


This Old Thing? T&C Reviews: The History of Capes
The garment has been on the periphery of fashion for decades. Now that Old World glamour is back in style, should we commit to the cape for good?

Look at a few Elizabethan portraits and you’ll see it. Sit in front of any American society painting predating the 21st century and you’ll see it there, too. It isn’t the focal point, but somehow it is necessary, enveloping the subject in a cocoon of fine silk and ermine trim. “It provides an atmosphere of its own, lending a context to the sitters—and telling us something about them or their position in life,” Frances Bell, member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, tells T&C. “In a literal sense, they are wearing status.”


Poor Things Is A Madcap Delight With A Dazzling Emma Stone Performance
Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite was an unequivocal success – an utterly bonkers 18th-century romp which thrilled audiences, dazzled critics, received 10 Oscar nominations and secured Olivia Colman a well-deserved Best Actress statuette. So, naturally, anticipation has been high for the Greek auteur’s feature-length follow-up, which just premiered at the Venice Film Festival: Poor Things, an equally wacky period piece adapted from Alasdair Gray’s novel of the same name, led by one of the stars of his previous hit, Emma Stone, and penned by one of its writers, Tony McNamara. Does it live up to expectations? In short, yes, but it’s also wilder, weirder and more ambitious than its predecessor – a film which breaks boundaries and subverts our assumptions with as much joy and recklessness as its wide-eyed heroine.


King Charles Now Has His Own Tartan
The King debuted the new design on a kilt at the Braemar Games.

When King Charles appeared at the annual Braemar Gathering this weekend, it was notable for being his first appearance at the event that Queen Elizabeth so loved almost exactly a year after her death. However, there was another first that came into view when the King was pictured enjoying the games from the royal pavilion—a new tartan created specially for him.
The King Charles III tartan was designed to mark the coronation and is intended to reflect the King’s strong support for Scottish culture and dress, a statement from the Scottish Tartans Authority said


At 57, Salma Hayek’s Beauty Looks Just Get Better
Salma Hayek, the enthralling Mexican-American actress and producer, has long been an inspiration – both on the big screen and in the beauty department. With her luscious dark waves and glowing skin, Hayek has mastered the art of effortless beauty.
Back in the ’90s, her natural tousled curls in her role as Carolina in Desperado were as sensual as they were subtle. Since then, Hayek has experimented with everything from blunt bobs to snatched ponytails on the red carpet – and the star’s now infamous swimsuit snaps often come complete with beach waves to die for.


A man damaged a 16th-century Florence fountain while climbing it for a selfie, the latest example of tourists wrecking things
A tourist climbed up the Foutain of Neptune in Florence, Italy, to take a selfie, the mayor said.
He caused around $5,375 in damage to the historic monument, according to Deutsche Welle.
This summer, tourists have repeatedly defaced historic monuments across Italy.


TikTok has transformed the concert experience
Fans are creating new concert traditions for a new age.

Across a huge range of genres from K-pop to hardcore, streaming and sharing platforms like TikTok and Instagram are changing the way people think about streamed concert footage and viral moments from a live event. The savviest artists not only know that their audience will have their phones out, but anticipate it. Last year, Rosalía and TikTok jointly earned a Latin Grammy nomination for a music film full of bite-size, clippable moments, all filmed on mobile phones, that aired live on the platform. And Taylor Swift just announced the release of an entire movie of her already-legendary Eras tour — conveniently dropping before the European leg of that tour kicks off.


Consider the road trip
Airports are a nightmare. What about driving instead?

The open road has become the shinier option again as airports around the country descend into madness. The shortage of 32,000 commercial pilots, mechanics, and air traffic controllers is estimated to cause issues for the next 10 years.
Even if you avoid the long security lines and the nearly one out of every four flights that are delayed, you’re packed tight with The Others, unable to move your elbows without having to apologize. Of course a plane is faster than a car, but if you factor in the 90-minute arrival window, drive to the airport, luggage wait time, and driving to your destination, it may be closer in duration than you might initially think.


The tragic history of the missing Queen Nazli of Egypt Art Deco Diamond Tiara
Created for a royal wedding, the Queen Nazli of Egypt Art Deco Diamond Tiara was later tarnished by a tragic turn of events

The Queen Nazli of Egypt Art Deco Diamond Tiara belonged, as the name suggests, to Queen Nazli, second wife of Fuad I, King of Egypt. The dazzling diamond confection was created for a celebration – but became tarnished by a history of malaise and murder.
It was originally commissioned as part of a considerable acquisition from Van Cleef and Arpels in 1938 by the Royal Family of Egypt in preparation the wedding of the Egyptian Princess Fawzia to Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the future Shah of Iran.


A Rare Painting Purchased for Just $4 at a Thrift Store May Actually Be Worth $250,000
The painting was missing for 80 years before it was discovered alongside damaged posters and prints at a local thrift store.

Next time you take a trip to your local resale shop, be sure to look through the artwork—it could be worth a small fortune. At least that was the case for one New Hampshire resident who purchased a painting for $4 at a thrift store that is now expected to earn up to $250,000 at auction.
The buyer was searching for used frames at a Savers store in Manchester when she found the painting in 2017, Bonhams Skinner, the auction house responsible for the sale, told People. The painting turned out to be by Newell Convers Wyeth and is one of four illustrations for a 1939 edition of a novel called Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson.


9 Tall Houseplants That Will Add Drama to Your Interior
We’ll help you choose and care for indoor plant varieties that bring major height and flair to your home.

A collection of petite houseplants on a sunny windowsill offers a subtle, garden-inspired accent to your home—but to make a decorative statement with your indoor greenery, go big. The tall houseplants our experts recommend include creeping vines that soar upward on trellises, towering potted trees, and ceiling-brushing tropical favorites. Add organic color, texture, and architectural shapes to your living, sleeping, and working spaces to embrace the benefits of houseplants while refining your decor.


The New Reality for College Dining Halls: Dozens of Dietary Restrictions
A surge of students with allergies and special diets is challenging meal services and changing the shape of the campus cafeteria.

Once upon a time, running a college meal service was fairly straightforward: Put out one entree, one dessert, maybe a salad bar. Today, dining halls must cater to a student body with increasingly varied and complicated needs and preferences.
Some 6.2 percent of adults in the United States have a food allergy, according to a 2021 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But that number reflects only medically diagnosed allergies, and doesn’t include all the restricted diets that many younger people are adopting.



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