T LOunge for April 26th 2024

Posted on April 26, 2024




PinMylos Champagne Bar and Restaurant – Fira, Santorini, Greece

It’s FRIDAY, darlings. You don’t need any further elucidation from us. Your seat awaits. In only tangentially related news, the work on the new giant hole 3 feet away from our bedroom wall continued further into the evening than we would have preferred and then kicked up again at 7 am.  We’re very happy for the families of these construction workers, who are no doubt going to have a lovely Christmas this year. We, for our parts, are going to have to move the recording of our podcast to the weekends (assuming these dudes aren’t getting overtime AND weekend work), so we’re afraid the podcast will have to wait until Monday. Sorry about that!

Jennifer Aniston producing 9 to 5 remake with Oscar-winning Juno writer
Diablo Cody will write the script for Aniston’s reimagining of the Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, and Lily Tomlin classic.

Jennifer Aniston has found a new way to make a living by producing a remake of the Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, and Lily Tomlin movie classic 9 to 5.
Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that the Morning Show and Friends star’s Echo Films production company will partner with 20th Century Studios for the upcoming reimagining of the 1980 film, which followed a trio of working women who band together to get revenge on their sexist boss (played by Dabney Coleman).


The Curious Case of Chris Pine’s Hair Length, from a Buzz Cut to a Bob in One Year: See His Evolution
From bobs to beards to buzzcuts, the actor has had a wide variety of hair looks recently — and we’re wondering what sorcery is at play

Chris Pine’s hair transformations will give you whiplash.
Over the past couple of years, the 43-year-old actor’s looks have run the gamut from clean-shaven and polished to long and scruffy — some of which have incited internet frenzy. This week, he debuted his longest — and blondest — hair yet at the premiere of Poolman in Los Angeles.
Pine first began experimenting with longer hair at the March 2022 premiere of his film All the Old Knives. On the red carpet, the star sported long hair and a bushy beard, a departure from his usual clean-shaven face and short hair.


Titanic’s richest man and the gold pocket watch: Timepiece owned by John Jacob Astor, who went down with the famous ship, is now for sale at auction
After making sure his wife was safe on a lifeboat, John Jacob Astor stood smoking on the bridge of the Titanic while it sank into the icy waters. The 14-carat pocket watch that was recovered from his body is now for sale

A gold watch which once belonged to the richest man to sail on the Titanic is coming up for sale at auction.
The watch once belonged to the legendary American magnate, John Jacob Astor. Astor was one of the world’s wealthiest men when he boarded the ship in 1912. A relic of a bygone world, Astor was an investor, writer, developer and once a colonel in the Spanish-American war. At the time he was worth $87 million, probably equivalent to $2.75bn today. Astor was last seen smoking on the bridge of the Titanic as the ship went down. His body was found seven days later and identified by his initials sewn into his lapels.


Pet Shop Boys on Calls From Madonna, Partying With Liza Minnelli and the Kylie Minogue Collab That Wasn’t
The synth-pop supergroup popping up everywhere from ‘Saltburn’ to ‘All of Us Strangers’ release their 15th studio album, ‘Nonetheless,’ on April 26.

Look around and you just may find yourself amid a Pet Shop Boys renaissance.
Of course, the English duo — consisting of Neil Tennant, 69, and Chris Lowe, 64 — never went anywhere. They have been steadily putting out music since their landmark 1984 debut, Please, which instantly established them with timeless songs like “West End Girls” and “Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money).”
But Pet Shop Boys’ deep catalog has been plundered in recent years everywhere from Madison Avenue (“Opportunities” showed up in a Super Bowl ad for Allstate) to Hollywood (several classics were used to wonderful effect in two of last year’s zeitgeistiest movies, Saltburn and All of Us Strangers).


The power perfumes of 2024 don’t scream, they whisper—these 7 scents know how to command a room
If a Calvin Klein skirt suit was a fragrance…

Power perfumes have historically been hard-hitters. Classic women’s fragrances like Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium, Dior’s Poison and Guerlain’s Shalimar might spring to mind. The most iconic power perfumes make a statement, offer an otherworldly level of sillage, and scream for attention. There is no such thing as ‘polite on the nose’—the most iconic power scents barge their way into a room and scream ‘heed’.
In 2024, however, such a brazen approach to style, beauty and perfumery has fallen out of favour.


Eva Longoria on failure: “It’s not me, it’s you”
How to blaze a trail: Eva Longoria joins Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren in helping empower women to be brave not perfect

Longoria is passionate about empowering women to embrace their failures. Fierce and determined, there’s not a shred of regret when she talks about what it’s taken to get to where she is. But that doesn’t mean her life has been without setbacks. She went on hundreds of auditions in her early career—including for Hitch (she narrowly missed out on the role to Eva Mendes)—and more recently, she’s struggled to break into directing.


The power of choosing to be childfree
There’s a freedom in embracing your childfree status and recognising that you’re alright as you are and living accordingly

When you start twigging that maybe you don’t want children, it can be a confusing time. Your phone starts popping off with friends’ announcements, pictures of blurry scans and first birthday parties. You think, should I want this? Should I be jealous? But you keep getting on with your life, no matter what society or your purse-lipped auntie tells you. Maybe you book the holiday you’ve always wanted, change jobs or cities, ditch that boring fella or lassie your friends tell you is a ‘solid choice for your future’. Then you do an internet search and find out there are loads of childfree people like you – and they are organised!


Baby Reindeer‘s Nava Mau: ‘I hope Teri and Donny’s relationship encourages greater compassion towards trans people’
She “deeply” understood her character’s story, and hopes the show will interrupt cycles of violence and silence.

Filmmaker, director and actor Nava Mau plays Teri, a trans woman who Donny falls in love with, sadly subsequently subjecting her to the shame that he feels around his sexuality.
Her performance is one of powerhouse proportions, and the response to Baby Reindeer has left her feeling overwhelmed and humbled. “It really means a lot to me that people are not afraid of the conversations that this show explores,” she says.

These are the best watches for women in 2024, from Cartier to Casio
Forget arm candy, it’s all about the wrist now.

The best watches for women are a subject of constant debate. While some may look for a piece that does it all – reads your texts, tracks your steps, measures your heart rate and so on – others might seek something that simply tells the time. […] What are you going to wear most often? Do you want a stainless steel strap, silicone, leather? Are the mechanics of a watch important to you? Would you prefer one that’s been handmade as opposed to one that’s not? Told you, it’s no easy feat.


How to manifest your 2024 goals using nail polish colours
Good nails, good vibes.

Wondering how to manifest your future? You might want to consider changing up your nail polish colours.
Yes, really! According to colour and glamour magic (yep, that’s the real name for this phenomenon), each shade has a different spiritual meaning and can therefore help you visualize and manifest your future from your fingertips.
How do I know? Well, I asked the experts, for one, but have also experienced it firsthand (literally).


Inside the Secret World of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
An excerpt from the new book Dogland explains animal behavior—in the ring and in the stands.

They booed the poodle. This was at Westminster 2020, in Madison Square Garden, just a few weeks before COVID emptied sporting arenas around the country. It was my first Westminster. And from inside the Garden, I noticed something I hadn’t known from watching the show on TV: the crowd gets pretty beered up.
The final seven dogs that year included a clear crowd favorite: a golden retriever named Daniel. Golden retrievers have been one of the most popular dogs in America for decades. They originated in Scotland, and you should know for entertainment purposes that the generally recognized founder of the breed was a man named Dudley Coutts Marjoribanks, who was referred to as Lord Tweedmouth.


Prince William Shares Details of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis’s Pets
The future king was on a solo visit to the west midlands to highlight mental health initiatives.

Prince William and Kate have always enjoyed having family pets—from dogs Lupo and Orla, to chickens they acquired during the COVID lockdown, to a hamster called Marvin that Kate spoke about in 2016. And today, William has shared that the family now keeps guinea pigs—but that he is often left cleaning them out.
During a visit to Woodgate Valley Urban Farm near Birmingham, which is dedicated to supporting those experiences mental health challenges, the Prince was given guinea pig to stroke.


Where to Taste the Best Bagels in Montreal
Montreal bagels are known throughout the world, and we turned to a local expert for the best bagel shops to seek out.

Montreal takes its bagels seriously — and for good reason. These chewy rings of dough are more than just a breakfast staple. They’ve become a symbol of the city’s melting pot, a dish steeped in history and immigrant lore. If you’re a pastry aficionado or simply appreciate a side of storytelling with your delicious food, a trip to Montreal’s renowned bagel shops is a must.
The story of the Montreal bagel is closely woven with the history of the European Jewish community in the city.


Snoop Dogg’s Strawberry Cream Dream Ice Cream Flavor Is Here, and It’s Legit
Have a pint…or three…

Mr. Dogg’s ice cream brand launched last summer under parent company Bosslady Foods, and its initial run included seven different flavors: Bonus Track Brownie, Cocoa Cream Cookie Dream, Iced Out Orange Cream, Rollin’ in the Dough, S’more Vibes, Syrupy Waffle Sundaze, and Tropical Sherbet Swizzle. An eighth ice cream, Birthday Party, was soon added to the lineup too.


Oreo Is Releasing a Limited-Edition Cookie Made With Sour Patch Kids — Here’s When You Can Get It
It’s a little sour and a little sweet, and a whole lot of fun.

Oreo is getting a little sweeter, a little more sour, and a whole lot more mischievous with its new, limited-edition collaboration.
On Wednesday, Oreo confirmed it’s rolling out a new cookie with Sour Patch Kids baked right inside.
“The Oreo brand is always looking for playful ways to excite our fans. What better and more unexpected way to do that than letting Sour Patch Kids playfully takeover our cookie,” Caroline Suppiger, Oreo’s senior associate brand manager, shared in a statement.


The Best Vintage Stores in the World
Vogue’s gone global! With our vintage shopping guide, that is. We polled our knowledgeable editors from all over to ask them what they thought were the very best vintage stores in the world. The result? This carefully curated list, broken down by city (London! Istanbul! Copenhagen! Mexico City! And more!), and filled with our recommendations for boutiques, fairs, and stores known for their offering of vintage clothing, high-end vintage, archival pieces, and more.


What Does the Future of TikTok Look Like in the United States?
On Wednesday, President Joe Biden signed a long-discussed bill that could ban TikTok in the United States (or, at least, force its owner, the Chinese company ByteDance, to sell it), representing a major blow to an app that draws roughly 148 million users per month in the US alone. While it’s hard enough to imagine a world in which US users can no longer scroll their TikTok FYPs and watch silly little videos, the possible ban has much further-reaching national and global implications. Below, find everything you need to know about the (presumptive) future of TikTok in America.


Why Is Everyone Wearing Stickers All of a Sudden?
I’m a lifelong sticker enthusiast, from validating gold stars to satisfying scratch-and-sniffs. My children mock me, but Hello Kitty stickers still adorn my laptop and birthday cards, as evocative to me as a tube of Bonne Bell Lip Smackers. (When I saw that Olivia Rodrigo had decorated her face with clusters of stickers for the cover of her debut album, Sour, I felt a kind of spiritual affinity.) But lately, stickermania has extended well beyond those of us who harbor a nostalgia for decor that once covered the insides of our lockers or the bottoms of our skateboards.


Spoiler Alert: Leftovers for Dinner
How to host a dinner party for nine using a pre-trash haul from Too Good to Go and other food-waste apps. Carb-averse guests, beware.

“This is shockingly delicious,” a pulmonologist friend and guest at a potluck dinner I hosted a few weeks ago said, as she lifted a third forkful to her mouth. “I’ve never seen anything like it. What is it?”
“Great question!” the comedy writer who’d brought the mystery entrée said. She poked at a striated, gray, pucklike object with a knife. “It looks like meat that archeologists discovered. It came from a food truck on Second Avenue, and it’s vegetarian.” Not much of a clue.
Eight friends and I had gathered that night to save the planet.


Revisiting the royal wedding of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and the future King George VI
The wedding of Prince Albert and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon – parents of Queen Elizabeth II – took place 101 years ago today

He was the second son of King George V who was never supposed to be crowned King, so when Prince Albert, Duke of York (the future King George VI), wed the Hon Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon on 26 April 1923 (after asking her three times to be his wife), the ceremony was more low key than those of previous future monarchs. Even ‘Bertie’s’ younger sister, Princess Mary, had received publicly funded street decorations for her nuptials the year prior.


Beyoncé Showed Her Hair Being Washed. Here’s Why It Matters.
In a video on Instagram, the singer provided fans a rare glimpse of her routine.

Beyoncé’s hair has been scrutinized for years. Usually spotted in wigs and braids, the pop star has mostly styled her hair with extensions, as many celebrities do. But her longtime use of weaves has made it hard for some to believe that her hair is as long as it appears in the video.
These claims have driven her fans, her hairstylist and even her mother, Tina Knowles, to attest publicly that Beyoncé is wearing weaves by choice, not out of necessity.


Can You Use Cinnamon to Kill Ants? Experts Weigh In
Many of us have cinnamon in our pantries, but does it work to kill ants? We asked the pros.

No matter how hard we try, sometimes we can’t avoid pesky ants making their way into our homes. They tend to be drawn to rooms like the kitchen, where it’s easy for them to find food sources to bring back to the rest of their colony. If you’ve recently been swarmed by ants, you might have heard that cinnamon is a good deterrent, possibly even killing them. But is that true? We spoke with pest control experts about whether cinnamon can kill ants, how it works to deter them, and other ways you can rid your home of ants naturally.


How to Pack a Suitcase to Ensure Everything Arrives Looking Neat and Tidy
Knowing how to efficiently pack your luggage will help you stay organized from your departure to the return flight.

Whether it’s an overnight trip or a week-long getaway, few things are more exciting than going on vacation. The one downside to any respite? Packing. From shirts and pants to loungewear and shoes, it can feel daunting to find a place for everything in your luggage. Knowing how to pack your suitcase doesn’t just give you more room for the items you want to bring on your trip; It also keeps chaos to a minimum when you arrive at your destination. Ahead, we spoke to organizing experts for their tips on how to pack the right way.


The Best Time of Day to Water Your Garden—and How Often You Should Do It
Setting up the right watering schedule for your flower beds is the key to a showstopping yard.

One thing plants need in order to thrive in your garden is water. But some plants need a lot of hydration, while others can die from being given too much. In addition to individual plant needs, factors like age, soil quality, and climate can dictate how often you need to water your plants. These varying needs can make coming up with a watering schedule difficult for beginner and expert gardeners alike. To simplify this essential gardening task, we’re sharing our tips for when to water your garden and how often to do it.


10 Ways to Save Water Around the House (and Why It Matters)
The average family uses more than 300 gallons of water daily in the United States—here’s how to reduce your usage.

Water is one of the most precious natural resources on the planet, and it’s essential to sustaining life for humans, animals, and plants alike. Because water is a limited resource, it’s important to use it wisely, saving as much as we can whenever we can. The average family in the United States uses more than 300 gallons of water a day at home.1 Reducing the amount of water we use is beneficial to the environment, helps reduce shortages, and saves the energy it takes to get water from the source to your faucet.
Fortunately, conserving water at home is easy, and taking small but thoughtful measures to reduce water consumption can make a big difference over time. We spoke to environmental specialists to find out the most effective ways to save water in your everyday routine, lowering your water bill and helping to keep the environment healthy at the same time.


Venice’s Tourist Fee Is Now in Effect — What to Know
The fee is in place for day-visitors over 14 years old from 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Day visitors to Venice on Thursday had to pay to get in as the famous city started implementing the much-talked about day trip fee.
Travelers hoping to explore the Italian city had to pony up €5 ($5.36) per person at the train station. The fee, which was first floated as an idea in 2019 but postponed several times, will initially be in effect for 29 days and cover most weekends through mid-July.


The Best Hotels in Copenhagen
Book these editor-loved and T+L award-winning hotels in the Danish capital.

Wander the streets of Copenhagen and you’ll discover why its residents are consistently ranked among the happiest people on earth. Everything is pristine and charming: rainbow-hued buildings line the canals; there are historic landmarks, Michelin-starred restaurants, cool cafes galore; and locals exude the laidback hygge mentality, cruising around on bicycles with flowers and freshly baked cinnamon buns in their baskets.
Sleek Scandinavian design and classical European grandeur is presented with equal enthusiasm, which is perhaps why it was named the World Capital of Architecture by UNESCO in 2023.

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