T LOunge for September 6th, 2023

Posted on September 06, 2023

PinRestaurant Rote Bar – Vienna, Austria

Let’s pretend we’re in a Cold War-era spy thriller today, darlings. After all, it’s WEDNESDAY and that calls for a little bit of imagination and daydreaming. Grab a seat and slide the microfiche across the table surreptitiously while you wait for your cocktail to arrive.


14 Films That Make Carey Mulligan One Of The Best Actors Of Her Generation
Carey Mulligan has already cemented her status as one of the most consistently brilliant actors in the industry today. Over the past 18 years, the 38-year-old Londoner has worked with quiet precision, bringing depth, complexity and intelligence to every part she takes on, from a messy lounge singer in Shame to the barnstorming lead of Promising Young Woman. Following the triumphant debut of her latest lyrical period piece, Maestro, at the Venice Film Festival – which is currently generating Oscar buzz – we look back at Mulligan’s formidable career through her 14 best films to date.


“Playing the guitar is just for me”: actor India Amarteifio on learning and loving the bass
The Queen Charlotte star finds practicing by herself ‘cathartic’, but also uses music to get into character

Acting is so much about giving – to your co-stars, collaborators, audience – but playing the guitar is just for me. I’d always wandered around the house humming certain basslines and talking about them, until out of the blue, my mum gave me a bass guitar for Christmas – a white Glarry, inexpensive and easy to use. I started off teaching myself scales and simple chords from YouTube – the first song I learnt was Erykah Badu’s Tyrone – but soon realised I was way out of my depth, so now I see a teacher when I can.


The best designer homewares to buy now
The biggest names in luxury fashion are now designing interiors. Here’s our edit of the most-wanted

These days, fashion needn’t begin and end with your wardrobe. The chicest tastemakers are applying their sense of style not just to what they wear, but to how they live, with designer interiors becoming the new way to semaphore a carefully curated aesthetic.
Globally, home design is a $643 billion market – one that understandably grew during the pandemic, when more time spent at home (and less out at restaurants, in the office and with friends) meant that we invested in our environments over our outfits.


45 classic Halloween movies that are guaranteed to put you in a spooky mood
There’s no October tradition better than watching classic Halloween movies, hands down! Pumpkin picking? Meh. Trick-or-treating? Buy your own sweets! Costume parties? Too much effort. Truly, the best way to celebrate the spooky season is to chill on the couch with a glass of hard cider and a movie with Scorpio vibes that never get old, no matter how many times you watch it.
Luckily, Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, and more streaming services are easily available, with a full lineup of terrifying options for you to get comfortable on the sofa to watch. Whether you’re in the mood for scary nightmare-inducing horror movies like The Shining, Carrie and The Fear Street trilogy, or looking for more family-friendly fare such as Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown and Ghostbusters, there are plenty of classic Halloween movies to keep you entertained all spooky season long.


Please stop touching my wheelchair without my consent – it makes me feel violated and dehumanised
“Why do non-disabled people feel they have the right to invade personal space and control our bodies simply because we may have a physical difference?”

As a wheelchair user, I have often experienced non-disabled strangers taking it upon themselves to grab my wheelchair without my consent and push me along. Recently, a man on a city street grabbed my wheelchair and started to push it without a word. I just kept saying, “No, no, no,” and searching my frazzled mind for a polite way to get him off me. Even in this desperate fear, I still searched for the “right” reaction. His face remained emotionless throughout, and he only let go when another non-disabled man saw my stricken face and told him forcefully to let go.


Meghan Markle Got The Metallic Wardrobe Memo For Beyoncé’s Birthday Gig
Beyoncé’s last LA gig on Monday – which coincided with her 42nd birthday – might have been her starriest to date. Along with Hollywood royalty – Zendaya and Tom Holland, The Bear star Ayo Edebiri – there was actual royalty singing along to “Cuff It” at the SoFi Stadium: super-fan the Duchess of Sussex joined Bey’s Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland and Scandal star Kerry Washington in the crowd.


These 11 Stars All Have A Signature Accessory That They Can’t Stop Wearing
Style icons become icons for a reason. Over the years, they develop a distinctive uniform that’s undeniably them. Take Grace Jones and her love of hooded dresses, or Stevie Nicks and her obsession with bohemian shawls for the stage. Their signature fashion sense – and their most-worn wardrobe pieces – becomes part of their identity, and almost as famous as they are. This applies to accessories, too.


Beyoncé Got Into Her Virgo Groove With Help From Versace
While the tour has already produced a line-up of incredible bespoke looks – from Pharrell’s first custom for Louis Vuitton to Marc Jacobs’s Kiki boots – nobody expected anything but the best from the Virgo queen on her special day. Sure enough, Beyoncé called in the big guns, enlisting Donatella Versace to create a look for her 4 September performance. The Italian designer delivered, decking out Bey and her dancers in Atelier Versace. “It’s glamorous, it’s irreverent, it’s full of powerful attitude,” Versace told Vogue. “Happy Birthday, Beyoncé – thank you for celebrating your Virgo Groove in Versace. You are always my Queen!”


Joe Jonas Has Filed For Divorce From Sophie Turner
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are parting ways.
Multiple outlets confirm that the Jonas brother has filed for divorce from the Game of Thrones actor. According to People, the filing claims “the marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken”. Reportedly, the couple has a pre-nuptial agreement in place.
The news comes after a weekend of rumours about the couple’s relationship status. While some tabloids reported the split was imminent, Jonas was spotted wearing his wedding ring during a concert in Austin, Texas. Now, however, it appears their split is confirmed.


The Surprising Story of Queen Victoria, Travel Influencer
Inside the monarch’s decades-long love affair with the French Riviera.

The queen travelled through France incognito, posing as the Countess of Balmoral. Xavier Paoli, the French special commissary detailed to protect foreign royalty on French soil, suggested that it was a disguise “to which she attached great importance” but which “did not deceive a soul.” The royal train comprised seven coaches—two of them, the queen’s private property. One of these was Victoria’s saloon-carriage, which Paoli noted was “padded throughout in blue silk” and “presented, in its somewhat antiquated splendor, the exact appearance of an old-fashioned apartment in a provincial town.”


Aryna Sabalenka, the World’s New Number One, on Tennis, Tequila Shots, and ‘Not Letting Your Feelings Destroy You’
Aryna Sabalenka, 25, has already had a dream come true at this year’s US Open: When first-seeded Iga Swiatek lost to Jelena Ostapenko on Sunday, Sabalenka, of Belarus, became the new number one player in the world—but she’s not done yet. Today at noon, she plays 20-year-old Qinwen Zheng, who’s been riding her own wave in the tournament, most recently upsetting fifth seed Ons Jabeur, with the winner going on to the semifinals. Still, for Sabalenka—the reigning Australian Open champion, who plays take-no-prisoners, heart-on-your-sleeve tennis, with all the accompanying glory or heartbreak—even that won’t be enough: She wants to win this thing. We sat down with her for a rare mid-tournament chat before her quarterfinal match.


A Guide to Napa Valley, California Wine Country’s Crown Jewel
You don’t come to Napa Valley to be the first. The storied region has been on travelers’ radars for about as long as wine has been commercially produced in California. What you come here for is just about everything else—farm-to-table cuisine, internationally-recognized wines, historic hot springs, and design-driven hotels (and that’s not even mentioning its rolling mountain ranges and flowing river that can be admired via hot air balloon). Despite lacking any sort of under-the-radar qualities, it’s still a destination with an enduring, ineffable appeal.


Priscilla Star Cailee Spaeny Listened to Elvis Growing Up and Can Now Do Winged Liner in Her Sleep
To say that actress Cailee Spaeny was destined to play Priscilla Presley might be a cliché—but it’s not a wrong one.
“My mom was obsessed with Elvis,” the star of Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla shares with Vogue exclusively while getting ready for the film’s Venice Film Festival premiere. “She was an avid collector of his memorabilia and had what seemed like a shrine to him in our house growing up.”
As a child, her family took a road trip from Springfield, Missouri, to visit the Presley family estate, Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee. “I have a vivid memory of my dad walking around the streets of Memphis with tears in his eyes, listening to ‘If I Can Dream.’”


24 Best Cookbooks for Fall 2023, According to Food & Wine Editors and Contributors
We know you have a lot of books, but these stunning new releases deserve a spot on your shelves.

Maybe it’s the underlying current of back to school season, or maybe it’s just because we always feel like there’s room for one or two more cookbooks on our shelves, but team Food & Wine loves a fall cookbook. This year, we’ll be upping our dinner party game with the help of Amy Thielen’s guide to entertaining a crowd, and making a few new cocktails by using Amanda Schuster’s signature cocktail guide. You might also find us whipping up a tahdig with the help of Roya Shariat’s debut book written in collaboration with her mother (who you may have seen on TikTok), or maybe mastering a classic French dish by leading through Jacques Pépin’s technique-focused new release. Read on for the 24 best new cookbooks of fall 2023 that our editors and contributors are most excited about.


A Local’s Guide to Toronto
Toronto is hot right now. Locals have long known that New York’s little sister to the north has plenty to offer when it comes to quality of life: green space, walkability, and an overall friendly vibe among residents. Over the past few years, it’s become more than just a great place to live, but a great weekend destination, too. With the new Ace Hotel, a world-class film festival (whose latest edition opens this week), and the fact it’s merely an hour’s flight from New York, D.C., and Boston, there has never been a better time to visit. Oh, and pack sneakers: the best way to experience the city is always on foot.


Why “The Great British Baking Show” Is Ending Its National-Themed Episodes
As producers noted, “the world has changed, and the joke fell flat.”

Some controversial theme weeks are coming to an end for “The Great British Baking Show.”
In a new interview with The Guardian, Kieran Smith, the producer of the famed cooking show, revealed that the show will no longer create country-themed challenges following feedback and backlash from fans.
“We didn’t want to offend anyone, but the world has changed, and the joke fell flat,” Smith told The Guardian, specifically calling out Season 13’s “Mexican Week.” He added, “We’re not doing any national themes this year.”


The Artistry of Her Baskets Is Complex. So Is the Story Around Them.
A couple recognized the Washoe weaver Louisa Keyser’s prodigious talent and spun myths to promote it. But her fortitude shines in work that today can be seen in museums and at the Independent 20th Century fair.

The Native American baskets sold in the early 1900s out of Abe Cohn’s Emporium, a men’s clothing store in Carson City, Nev., were exceptional. They were woven by Dat So La Lee, said to be a “princess” from the nearby Washoe people whose royal status permitted her alone to utilize a special weaving style.
The truth was less exciting. Dat So La Lee preferred her English name, Louisa Keyser. She was a Washoe woman, but the tales Cohn and his wife, Amy, spun about her — her esteemed heritage, her meeting with the Civil War general John C. Frémont — were myths.


Like Father, Like Daughter: Ethan and Maya Hawke on Nepo Babies, Their New Movie ‘Wildcat’ and Being the ‘Indie Kardashians’
Maya, who has modeled for Calvin Klein and been a fixture on red carpets, is dressed down. She’s draped in a scarf and wearing a T-shirt designed by her younger sister at sleepaway camp, with her hair tied back in a bun and dramatic bangs neatly in place. She’s the personification of that old high school biology concept the Punnett square: There’s no mistaking that she’s a combination of her father, Ethan Hawke, today dressed in jeans and a trucker hat from a thrift store, and her mother, Uma Thurman. Her parents got married after meeting on the set of 1997’s dystopian sci-fi thriller “Gattaca.” They had two kids before separating in 2003 and divorcing in 2005. (Maya’s younger brother, Levon, 21, also is an actor.)


42 Must-See Movies of Fall 2023: Superheroes, Scorsese, and Taylor Swift
Strikes have taken stars off the red carpet — but the awards season is still bringing us everything from ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ to the ultimate T-Swift concert movie

Judging by the 42 movies we’ve singled out, all of which will hit theaters, streamers, or both between Labor Day weekend and Christmas, we’ve still got a lot to look forward to seeing in the next four months. Prestigious portraits of important men and women? Yup, and some of them are already stirring up social media arguments. Literary adaptations of bestselling novels? Of course, and everyone will finally get to see why people were calling Killers of the Flower Moon a masterpiece at Cannes. How about some detours in to cinematic universes? You’ll have your choice of Marvel, the DCEU (RIP), the Poirotverse and… a Hunger Games prequel?!


How to Identify an Antique When You See One
Familiarize yourself with these tips for your next trip to the flea market.

Identifying antiques is no easy task. People dedicate their lives to learning about the intricacies and nuances in old, valuable objects, calling on a detailed knowledge of construction, workmanship, and materials to appraise historical items.
If you’re new to collecting, look for these key elements to determine whether that too-good-to-be-true flea market find is really as old as it looks—or is just a well-made reproduction.


These ’80s Home Décor Trends Are Back—Here’s How to Try Them in Your Space
Find out how to make these blast-from-the-past ideas work in your house.

You know what they say: When it comes to trends, everything old is new again, and the resurgence of 1980s home décor is proof. All around the country, interior designers are translating over-the-top ’80s décor trends, like bright, bold colors, fluted surfaces, brass, and tropical prints, into their newest projects. It begs the question, why the ’80s—and why now?


Venice to Implement Day Trip Fee Next Year — What to Know
The day trip fee, which has been talked about for years, will not apply to travelers staying overnight. They are already subjected to a different fee.

Venice will finally look to implement its much-discussed fee for day visitors next year on a trial basis after initially postponing it.
The fee, which will cost €5 ($5.36) per person, will be imposed on all travelers over 14 years old who come to the famous canal city for the day, Reuters reported, citing the city council. The fee will be implemented on a trial basis mainly during spring bank holidays and summer weekends when the city is at its most crowded. An exact date of when the trial will go into effect was not immediately clear.


25 Best Things to Do in Scotland, According to Local Experts
Local experts share their favorite things to do in Scotland — from hiking in the Highlands to enjoying the country’s classic dishes.

If you’re planning a trip to Scotland, there’s a good chance your to-do list is already extensive. Walking the picturesque streets of Edinburgh, heading to the Highlands, buying a tartan accessory or two, and attending a whisky tasting are likely strong contenders. If that’s the case, you’re not alone. “Many visitors come to Scotland for a week for their first visit trying to see it all, and end up realizing that it’s a country of many contrasts,” says Katy Fennema, whisky ambassador for The Fife Arms, a boutique five-star hotel in Braemar. “The wise ones then plan their second, third, and fourth trips at a more leisurely pace.”


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