T LOunge for September 7th, 2023

Posted on September 07, 2023

PinQOMO Restaurant & Bar – Düsseldorf, Germany


Let’s pretend we’re on the starship Enterprise, which is soaring over the skies of Düsseldorf for some reason! And why not! It’s THURSDAY of a short work week which is also the longest work week of the year. That calls for a little bit of whimsy and daydreaming, don’t you find? Settle in and enjoy the view.

The many faces of Saoirse Ronan
Actress, style icon, wild-swimming enthusiast, fledgling producer and director in the making: Saoirse Ronan is nothing if not versatile. The protean performer, who has captivated viewers on both screen and stage, talks to Charlotte Brook about taking pride in her Irish roots, navigating life in the public eye and why she still has big ambitions to fulfil.


Charlize Theron on navigating success and dealing with imposter syndrome
The Hollywood actress – and Breitling ambassador – opens up about a changing Hollywood landscape and why she believes in the power of storytelling through fashion

Unfortunately, I am of the generation that thrived in imposter syndrome – and I probably still have it, actually I definitely do,” says Charlize Theron, one of the most successful people in Hollywood, proving that even if you’re at the very top of your game, you rarely feel that you deserve to be there. The South African megastar is one of the world’s most well-renowned actresses, runs her own very successful production company, fronts a number of fashion’s most prestigious brands and still manages to devote much of her life to philanthropy. As we chat on the phone, Theron is sitting out on her patio, telling me about the challenges, and the benefits, of taking the time to believe in yourself.


Everything you need to know about The Super Models documentary
Following the careers of Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, this show dives deep into the archives of Nineties fashion

An upcoming docuseries, The Super Models, will give us an insight into the Nineties fashion scene, as well as the leading stars of that era.
Coming to Apple TV+, docuseries The Super Models will give us a never-seen-before insight into the Nineties fashion scene – and the modals that dominated the era. The series, for which Apple TV+ has now released a trailer, will feature exclusive interviews with Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, who all revisit their legendary careers.


My Beauty Edit: Millie Bobby Brown
The actress on her love of lavender, room service and the scent of old make-up

Millie Bobby Brown has been in the collective consciousness of anyone who observes the cultural zeitgeist for so long, it’s hard to believe she’s only 19.
It’s been seven years since the British actress first appeared in Netflix’s cult-hit series Stranger Things as the enigmatic Eleven, with her psychokinetic powers and the buzzcut to inspire all buzzcuts.
She’s since found herself starring alongside Henry Cavill and Helene Bonham Carter in Enola Holmes (Bobby Brown also has a producer credit); took on the role of a Unicef ambassador; and has recently penned Nineteen Steps – a novel inspired by her family’s experience during World War II. In short, Bobby Brown has plenty to be proud of.


The History of The Hero: Dior J’adore
A love story in a bottle

Rarely is a fragrance advertisement as well known as the scent it sells, but it’s impossible to think of Dior’s J’adore without immediately recalling the goddess-like Charlize Theron slinking around in glittering gold dresses on our screens. As the face of the fragrance for almost 20 years, Theron seems as timeless and elegant as what’s inside the bottle, a scent that has stood the test of time since its launch in 1999.


Greta Garbo, the “Furious Lesbian,” and a Classic Hollywood Love Triangle
In this exclusive excerpt from her new biography of the silent star, author Lois Banner explores the period in the early 1930s when Garbo was entangled with both the acting coach Salka Viertel and the glamorous writer Mercedes de Acosta.

After the break with John Gilbert, Garbo had no acting coach. In April 1930, a year after she and Gilbert parted, she found a new coach at a party at the director Ernst Lubitsch’s home, a center for the Hollywood German community, where she met Salka Viertel, a Berlin stage actress. Garbo and Salka spent most of the evening talking on the terrace. Salka, who was sixteen years older than Garbo, found her “hypersensitive, although of a steely resistance,” while her opinions about people were “just, sharp, and objective.”


A Night At The Museum: Simone Ashley, Clara Rugaard And Jasmine Jobson On Chanel And Style
‘Who doesn’t want to look like a goddess for the night?’

As the landmark V&A exhibition ‘Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto’ opens this month, ELLE takes over the museum with three breakthrough actors. They show us how they wear their favourite classic pieces from the house – and share their own style stories.


“100 Years of Creativity: A Century of Bookmaking at Phaidon” Celebrates the Art of The Coffee Table Book
In 1923, Dr. Béla Horovitz, Frederick ‘Fritz’ Ungar, and Ludwig Goldscheider, bonded by their love of the classics, decided to found a publishing company that championed its continued influence on 20th-century cultural pursuits. The name? Phaidon—a nod to Phaedo, a Greek philosopher and pupil of Socrates.
100 years later, the humble Viennese house has become the utmost chronicler of the artistic and fashion zeitgeist: When Rihanna had the idea to create a visual autobiography, she worked with Phaidon. When Steven Meisel and Linda Evangelista wanted to chronicle their model-as-muse relationship, Phaidon published it. […] Phaidon now has global headquarters in London and New York, as well as offices in Paris and Berlin. Their books are published in over 100 countries and in English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Japanese, and German—with continued plans of expansion. But how, exactly, did Phaidon become such a behemoth?

Pop-Tarts Just Introduced a Brand-New Flavor That Promises to Make ‘All-Day Breakfast a Reality’
Diner fans will love it.

According to the Pop-Tarts website, there are currently 28 different flavors, varieties, and configurations of the now-iconic toaster pastries, including the newly released Frosted Banana Bread flavor, several Unfrosted favorites, and the adorably tiny Pop-Tarts Bites. Earlier this summer, the Kellogg’s-owned company announced that it was bringing its Frosted Strawberry Milkshake toaster pastries back to supermarket shelves for the first time since 2017 too. And just this week, it revealed a second “diner-inspired flavor” is on the way to store shelves near you.


Queen Lyrics and Freddie Mercury’s Grand Piano Soar at Auction
Sotheby’s in London began selling about 1,400 items once owned by the charismatic lead singer, who was also a discriminating collector of woodblock prints and other Japanese art.

It started at 40,000 pounds, or about $50,000. Then the competition exploded, with a half-dozen bidding paddles raised in the London salesroom, followed by a flurry of bids online and by phone.
“The very piano on which ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was composed. The instrument,” the auctioneer Oliver Barker intoned as the bidding paused after spiraling into seven figures. When Barker’s hammer finally fell at $2.2 million to an online bid, the piano had taken six minutes to sell, appropriately the length of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”


A Love of Pomegranates, and a Perfect Baked Fish for Rosh Hashana
An artist’s love of the fruit has culminated in two galleries and a self-published book of recipes.

On entering Oded Halahmy’s Pomegranate Gallery in New York City, the bright red fruit is all you see: some fresh, others dried, several plump bronze ones on top of huge religious sculptures. There are even some sewn on the caps Mr. Halahmy, 85, wears, along with the phrase “pomegranate is love.”
Before you can look at his work closely, the artist, obsessed with the memory of pomegranates from his native Baghdad, may sit you down in front of five aluminum-cast bowls decorated with, you guessed it, pomegranates. Each contains dried berries, cookies, nuts or arils, the seed pods inside the nutrient-dense fruit.


22 Lunch Salads for When You Crave Something Fresh, Easy, and Filling
All of your favorites are here—from a classic Cobb salad to buttermilk chicken Caesar—along with a whole selection of new lunch salad recipes to discover.

Whether you are seeking something light or need a refreshing bite, these lunch salad recipes check all the boxes. They are super-simple to make and ideal for packing for work, a picnic, or meal prepping for the week ahead. Packed with protein, a variety of toppings and mouthwatering dressings, you can definitely find one (or two or three) to add to your weekly rotation.


What Is Chorizo? An Expert Shares How to Shop and Cook With the Spicy Sausage
Chorizo has a complex flavor that pairs well with everything from eggs to seafood.

You’ve probably noticed chorizo on restaurant menus, and you’ve likely seen it sold by the link at your local deli and in butcher shops, either fresh or cured. A spicy pork sausage, chorizo is used to impart a slightly smoky, complex flavor to all kinds of dishes, from traditional Spanish paella to brothy steamed mussels. It’s also popular on charcuterie boards, pairing well with an assortment of cheeses. A versatile meat, chorizo can be used as the main protein in a dish like meatballs, served as an accompaniment to breakfast, or used as a garnish for soup, salad, or pasta (much like you would crumbled bacon).


When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Cover a Pot When You Cook
Leave the lid on when you want trap heat and moisture.

Stock pots, soup pots, Dutch ovens, saucepans, and skillets: If you have these in your kitchen, you also have their corresponding lids. And sometimes, it seems like that stack of lids is doing nothing more than taking up room in your cabinets.
So, how often should you really be using them? Some recipes tell you when to put a lid on a pan, but others are silent on the matter. By following a few simple guidelines, you can hone your cook’s instincts and stop wondering whether you should simmer with the lid on or off—and learn which route to take when sautéing, boiling, and more.


25 Ideas for Boosting Your Home’s Curb Appeal—for Less Than $100
From painting your porch to planting trees, here’s how to revamp the exterior of your home without breaking the bank.

Enhancing your home’s curb appeal doesn’t have to be costly—there are many projects big and small that can boost the overall aesthetic of your landscape. Whether you plant seedlings that eventually grow into large and beautiful trees or give your front door a fresh coat of paint, a small budget is all it takes to transform your front yard into something you’re proud to show off. Upgrade your home’s exterior for $100 or less with these clever curb appeal ideas.


This Gorgeous Tennessee Hotel Now Has Rooms in Restored 1920s Train Carriages — See Inside
In Chattanooga, Tennessee, The Hotel Chalet at The Choo Choo just got a $19-million renovation and will welcome travelers back on Oct. 31 with an unforgettable stay.

It has been more than 50 years since the last passenger train departed Chattanooga’s Terminal Station, but on Oct. 31, travelers can once again settle into original train carriages from the 1920s and 1960s. This time, it will be in a beautiful beaux-arts building in the renovated The Hotel Chalet at The Choo Choo, which starts accepting reservations today. The iconic Tennessee property, part of Historic Hotels of America, took two years and $19 million to renovate.



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