T LOunge for April 3rd 2024

Posted on April 03, 2024



PinCoCo Restaurant at Opéra Garnier – France, Paris

Shall we jet off to virtual Paris for the day, darlings? After all, it’s WEDNESDAY, which is as good a reason as any to be totally irresponsible. Join us! We’ll drink French things all day.


Nicholas Galitzine Wants to Prove He’s More Than Just a Pretty Face
Known for playing princes and their modern equivalents, this British actor hopes his steamy new drama, “Mary & George,” will change how Hollywood sees him.

“People really just want to see you play the same thing until you can show them something else,” he said. He knows that he has a talent for romance, which explains most of his previous and current roles. “If I had to be self-aggrandizing for a moment, a thing I do well is create a sense of chemistry,” he said. And it’s true. He has had chemistry with every actor and actress he has played opposite. Probably he could have chemistry with the sidewalk.


Rufus Sewell reveals peculiar details of his transformation into Prince Andrew for Netflix’s forthcoming Scoop
According to reports, the actor sometimes spent as long as four hours ‘transforming’ himself into the Prince for the film

This week sees the release of the hotly anticipated Netflix film, Scoop, which tells the story of the notorious 2019 Emily Maitlis-Prince Andrew interview. Rufus Sewell spoke to a number of news outlets at a Netflix event anticipating the release of the film. There, the 56-year-old British actor offered insights into his preparation for taking on the character of the Duke of York.


From the streets of Paris to the runways of Milan, Dior’s recent book release tells the story of how one small accessory has shaped our perception on elevated style
From the iconic designs of Christian Dior to the contemporary flair of Maria Grazia Chiuri, “Dior Scarves: Fashion Stories,” published by Thames & Hudson, isn’t your average book. With 425 scarves organized thematically into ten categories—Paris, Optical effects, Cosmogonies, Wefts, Codex, Flora, Bestiary, Colorama, Messages, and Fashion—each piece reflects a unique facet of the House’s history and growing legacy.


I’m an ultramarathoner – here’s why Jasmin Paris becoming the first female to ever finish the Barkley Marathon needs to be on your radar
History-making and record-breaking.

The ultramarathon has only seen 20 finishers in total throughout its history, largely because it’s 100 miles long and requires contestants to self-navigate a course double Mount Everest’s height.
[..] She shared that she ran the race – which she’d entered twice previously but not managed to finish in the allocated cut-off time – to inspire “women worldwide” and test her own human potential. Speaking to BBC News, she shared: “I did it for me and I’m super happy that I achieved what I set out to do after the three years of trying. I’m also glad that I did it for women worldwide. Not just runners, but any woman [who] wants to take on a challenge and maybe doesn’t have the confidence.”


Seize Them! sees Nicola Coughlan and Aimee Lou Wood reunite in a seriously feminist period drama
We’re thinking Sex Education comedy meets Bridgerton vibes.

Big Mood star Nicola Coughlan is everywhere right now – and we’re obsessed with her latest movie, Seize Them!
Teaming up with Sex Education star Aimee Lou Wood, the duo star in a seriously insane-sounding Dark Ages period drama film with serious feminist undertones.
It’s giving a group of seriously talented female actors a chance to take on sword fights, royal overthrows and other wild adventures that are often leave to the male counterparts of period dramas. A big thumbs up from us.


Taylor Swift Is Already a Billionaire, But She’s Also a Special Other Kind of Billionaire
But would she have gotten there quicker if she was a man?

At this point, Taylor Swift has pretty much made a hobby out of smashing records. Most Album of the Year Grammy wins in history? She did that. Youngest artist to write and perform a No. 1 song on the Hot Country Songs chart? Hello to 17-year-old Swift, strumming along to “Our Song.” First artist to occupy all 10 top slots on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at the same time? Meet us at Midnights. The list goes on.
Now, according to the Forbes World’s Celebrity Billionaires 2024 list, she can add another item to her already impressive array of fun facts: Swift is the first person to qualify for billionaire status based solely off of earnings related to her songwriting and performances.


I’ve tried hundreds of lipsticks, but these are the 9 that last the longest
From stains to liquid formulas, these are the best long lasting lipsticks

I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with lipstick. As a beauty editor, I have hoards of the best lipsticks at my disposal but find myself rarely reaching for them. The reason? I find it tedious having to regularly check my reflection to check to see that it still looks good and hasn’t transferred across my entire face unknowingly. That’s where the best long-lasting lipsticks come in.


Can Sex and the City feel bold and relevant again—and how much are we going to miss Samantha?

One of the most beautiful things about Sex and the City was that it was an act of defiance against this idea of what a woman could be. As the characters grew older, they maintained their rigorous self-reflection and raw sex lives, drawing the camera into the most embarrassing and formative moments of their fourth decade. As the show wound down, they were still at times baring their midriffs and sleeping with strangers, but they were also having children and moving to Brooklyn. They remained in the ambivalent space that Carrie opened up in the first episode, even as they moved forward, made choices, and, in some sense, settled down.


Queen Camilla Loves Her Brooches
The Queen Consort is known for accessorizing with very on-theme jewelry.

Queen Camilla’s style has remained remarkably consistent over the years. There’s one thing for certain: She loves accessorizing with an on-theme brooch. Whether it’s a ballerina to meet ballerinas, or a horseshoe to attend a race, Camilla uses her brooches very intentionally.
“I was scrutinized for such a long time that you just have to find a way to live with it. Nobody likes to be looked at all the time and, you know, criticized,” Camilla told British Vogue of all the public attention she faces. “But I think in the end, I sort of rise above it and get on with it. You’ve got to get on with life.”


Couples Who Drink Together Live Longer, Study Suggests
Similar drinking habits may also mean a happier marriage — as long as no one’s overdoing it.

Drinking with your partner may be the key to a longer life and a happier marriage, according to a new study.
The research, published in the medical journal The Gerontologist in February 2024, examined the way drinking behaviors impact mortality among opposite-sex spouses. The results are promising if you and your partner enjoy a nightcap, clink glasses for afternoon aperitivo, or share a special bottle of wine.


Carvel Is Bringing Back a Fan-Favorite Flavor After 50 Years
It tastes just like summer.

Carvel is here to deliver a little sweet nostalgia.
In honor of the brand’s 90th birthday, it’s bringing back a flavor that fans haven’t seen in more than 50 years — the Orange Dreamy Creamy Soft Serve. And it’s being served in multiple ways so fans can pick their favorite way of enjoying it.
“This sweet, nostalgic flavor captures the magic of childhood in one taste,” Carvel shared in a release provided to Food & Wine about the flavor, which it hasn’t served since the 1970s. “Orange and vanilla flavors combine to make the ultimate throwback to hot summers, ice cream truck jingles, and orange cream pops.”


The 32 Most Iconic Celebrity Hair Moments
Cuts and colors that became synonymous with the stars who wore them.

Celebrities are constantly and chronically changing up their hairstyles. But sometimes, they hit on a cut, a style, or a color—often a combination of all three—that becomes synonymous with their brand. From Marilyn Monroe’s golden curls to Diana Ross’ waves and even Elvis’ voluminous swoop, we’re talking about the iconic hairstyle that springs to mind when you visualize your favorite stars.


Spring’s Biggest Nail Trends Are Reviving Everything Retro
Prepare for magnetic manicures, ‘70s designs, and pastel tones.

If going backstage during fashion month taught me anything, it was that spring nail trends would be anything but boring. I saw metallic silver press-ons at Bronx and Banco, pearlescent purples at Sandy Liang, and bow appliques at LoveShackFancy—to name a few. A few weeks have passed since these manicures made their way down the runway, and now, some of the best nail artists in the business are putting twists on these trends.


Diptyque’s Newest Candle Collection Will Transport Your Senses to a Parisian Cafe
The French perfumer teamed up with the venerable Café Verlet in Paris on a quartet of decadent scents.

Paris has so much to offer: good fashion, rich history, and of course, great cafes. Oh, the things we’d do for a cafe au lait and flaky and buttery croissant right now… While a trip to the City of Light for an afternoon pick-me-up may not always be feasible for those of us living stateside (though, it should!), Diptyque is offering the next best solution for our senses: a limited-edition candle collection inspired by the decadent delights served at the Café Verlet, the oldest purveyor of coffees in Paris and the capital’s first roastery.


Gen-Z Doesn’t Care About Table Manners. So What?
As for what those table manners include: there are the aforementioned elbows on the table, which 77 percent of Gen-Z don’t care about; starting before other diners’ food has arrived (38 percent don’t care); using a knife and fork “correctly” (77 percent don’t care); and eating off each other’s plates (37 percent don’t care). You could argue, as many will, that this is yet more proof we’re headed to hell in a handcart, or you could see it as a reflection of a more progressive, communal, and enjoyable dining scene.


Revisit Sex and the City’s most fabulous fashion moments as the series is released on Netflix
With Sex and the City lighting up the screen, take a trip down memory lane with some of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte’s most iconic looks

A TV sensation from its debut in 1998 to its final episode in 2004, Sex and the City continues to hold a special place in our hearts. Few can forget the escapist joy of joining Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and her loyal girlfriends, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda (Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon) in glamorous Manhattan, watching the friends navigate adventures – and misadventures – in love and life.
Sex and the City devotees were torn between excitement and trepidation on learning that the era-defining show was set to be revived in the form of a spin-off sequel series, And Just Like That…, which debuted in December 2021.


Puccini’s ‘Butterfly’ and ‘Turandot’: More Than Appropriation
The history and curiosity behind these operas, both set in Asia, complicate often simplistic criticisms of borrowing and stereotyping.

A key relic of the genesis of Giacomo Puccini’s two operas set in Asia can be found not in Italy, where both works premiered, nor in China or Japan, where they are set, but — of all places — in Morristown, N.J.
There, in the Morris Museum’s collection of mechanical musical instruments and automata, is a music box from around 1877. During a visit to the museum in 2012, the musicologist W. Anthony Sheppard happened upon the box and, listening to it, was surprised to find that it contained melodies present in those Puccini operas, “Madama Butterfly” (1904) and “Turandot” (left unfinished at his death in 1924).


Anya Taylor-Joy Shares Photo of ‘Anatomically Correct Heart Cakes’ from Her Secret First Wedding Ceremony
The actress offered a glimpse on Instagram of her New Orleans nuptials, which took place in April 2022 ahead of the couple’s second wedding in Venice in October 2023

“Two years ago, on April Fools, I secretly married my best friend in New Orleans. The magic of that day is ingrained in every cell of my being, forever,” she wrote on Instagram, before giving a sweet shout-out to McRae, 29. “Happy second ( first ) anniversary my love…you’re the coolest.”
“N.B yes, those are anatomically correct heart cakes. Yes, I am the vampire Lestat,” she joked, referring to a photo featuring two small heart-like cakes displayed on a white plate on either side of a pool of blood-red-colored fruit syrup.


Ricky Martin Wants to Be Your Fantasy
Ricky Martin loves the camera and the camera loves Ricky Martin. From his early days as a teen idol into his global superstar era, it’s been a perfect match. The mutual love affair continues in Palm Royale, a new Apple TV+ series in which he stars as a butler and confidant to a host of high society women. Ahead of the show’s premiere, Ricky called up his amor and longtime fan Zoe Saldana for a conversation about fame, fatherhood, and his first true passion.


19 Brunch Cocktails, From Bloody Marys to Champagne Classics
Our collection of cocktails offers something for everyone, including old favorites and fresh new takes.

Whether it’s a holiday, a birthday, or just a leisurely Sunday, adding a cocktail to your brunch can be a delight. We’ve compiled a daytime-friendly lineup of classics and reinventions of old favorites, as well as brand-new concoctions that you may not have considered before. Many of the brunch cocktails you’ll find in this gallery tend to be lighter and brighter than your typical evening libation, and they’re often longer, too—and topped off with a seltzer floater. Fruit plays a prominent role, as well, including strawberry, peach, grapefruit or even tomato (it is a fruit, at least botanically!).


What’s the Difference Between Rolled, Steel-Cut, and Instant Oats?
Wondering which oats to buy? Here are the three main types and how to cook each one.

This humble grain deserves bragging rights beyond your breakfast bowl. It is wholly satisfying in both sweet and savory dishes, provides an ideal balance of nutrients, and has been shown to have some great health benefits. But when shopping in the cereal aisle, you might be confused about all the different options. Ahead, we spoke to experts for the scoop on the different types of oats, including how rolled oats compare to old-fashioned oats—and how to enjoy them, no matter which type you pick.


Joaquin Phoenix dips Lady Gaga in haunting Joker: Folie á Deux poster: ‘The world is a stage’
Phoenix returns as the Joker, while Gaga takes on the role of Harley Quinn in the sequel to the Oscar-winning 2019 blockbuster.

It seems that Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker has met his wild match in Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn, as the villainous pair dance a haunting jig in the new Joker: Folie à Deux movie poster.
The first one-sheet teaser for the upcoming sequel to 2019’s Oscar-winning DC blockbuster Joker dropped online Tuesday, one week ahead of the movie’s planned trailer release on April 9.
“The world is a stage,” the poster’s tagline reads just above an image of Phoenix — holding a burning cigarette in his hand — dipping Gaga backwards as they dance under a bright spotlight.


North Carolina’s Smallest Town Has Beautiful Trails, a Scenic Lake, and Less Than 20 Residents
Plus, it offers easy access to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

There are small towns and then there are Fontana Dam-size small towns. According to the 2020 census, there were only 13 people living in the Western North Carolina mountain town, but that number can be a bit misleading. During a 1940s wartime population boom, it reached as high as 7,000, and today, Fontana welcomes more than 100,000 visitors each year.

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