T LOunge for June 3rd 2024

Posted on June 03, 2024

PinNoa Restaurant – Singapore

Colorful, bright and comfy is exactly the kind of space we’re looking for today. A MONDAY sort of LOunge, if you will. Sit on something colorful and talk about this and that all day long.


Adele righteously cussed out a heckler who seemingly said ‘Pride sucks’ at her concert
We simply must stan Adele.

Adele doesn’t want homophobic fans at her Las Vegas residency.
The 36-year-old singer was shocked by a heckler during a recent concert. “Did you just say, ‘Pride sucks?’” she asked the audience member in one fan-recorded video of the exchange. Adele continued, “Did you come to my f**king show and just say that Pride sucks? Are you fucking stupid? Don’t be so f**king ridiculous.”


Is Netflix’s Eric based on a true story?
Its creator delves into the inspiration behind Benedict Cumberbatch’s new series.

Netflix’s Eric is the new six-part psychological thriller series starring Benedict Cumberbatch that had us both on the edge of our seat and in tears.
Following a father’s heartbreaking search for his missing son, the series takes viewers on an intensely emotional journey as Cumberbatch’s character Vincent attempts to grapple with the loss of his son Edgar who disappears on his way to school one day.


Wispy bangs are the easy, low-maintenance way to try a fringe
Celebs are obsessed.

“Wispy bangs are fabulous and much more dainty than your traditional bang, and are therefore a great gateway into the world of bangs without the harsh commitment to a lot of bang density,” he explains, adding that while they don’t provide as much forehead coverage, they’re also much easier to style due to their light nature. “So be sure to set them with spray on those windy days!”


Why do we keep lists of past sexual partners?
Some people hone in on a body count, while others fondly remember meaningful connections.

Once a year or so, deep in the desiccated husk of the site once called Twitter, where I live, a conversation will arise about keeping a list of sex partners.
Typically the consensus is, as with so much on the internet, a smug “that’s immature,” which always gives me pause. Scratch any social media site and you’ll find plenty of adults admitting, with only a shred of self-deprecation, that their mums still make their dentist appointments. But list-keeping is where we draw the line?
The topic piques my interest not so much for its supposed immaturity, but because I wonder if it’s one of those things that people do in movies for plot’s sake but never in real life, like writing your vows the night before the wedding, or meeting someone at a certain spot at a certain time some years in the future instead of just calling them.


27 of the best TV shows on Disney+, from New Girl to The Bear
There are so many things we want to watch on Disney+ right now.

Disney+ has come a long way since it launched in the UK back in March 2020.
Don’t get us wrong – from the get-go, we were loving the wealth of nostalgic films the streaming service offers, from Disney classics like the original Beauty and The Beast to remakes like 2019’s Beyoncé-starring The Lion King – plus Get A Clue, The Princess Diaries, Mrs. Doubtfire, Lizzie McGuire… all our trusty old favourites, basically, and the chance to watch musicals like Oklahoma and Hamilton from the comfort of our own homes.


9 best pre-workout supplements for women, according to experts
Ahead: an energy boost to help you get the most out of every single workout.

Pre-workout supplements can feel a little scary at times. Of course, when you’re tired and lacking in energy, the promise of a stimulating supplement that will improve your workout sounds like the only thing stopping you from crawling under the duvet. But pre-workout-specific stimulants are often associated them with swell men on the internet – or a side effect of serious jitters.


How to be a little less judgmental, according to an expert
You’re not a bad person if you have a lot of critical thoughts — but it’s still worth trying to keep your inner Regina George in check.

I won’t lie to you: I enjoy being a little judgmental. In my defence, I like to think I’ve found healthy outlets for my most critical thoughts, like hate-watching trashy reality shows and frequently reading r/AmItheAsshole. That said, I can’t pretend I always love the fault-finding voice in my head, especially when it pops up uninvited and makes me feel like kind of a jerk. And if you’re a person with a brain, I’m guessing you’ve had similar days.


I’ve had nail extensions for years, but these 14 looks have convinced me to go short again
Yes, short and chic is officially back *in*

When it comes to nail trends, I’ve always loved having long nails—there’s something about it that makes me feel chic and ultra-put together. However, ahead of some travelling, I recently decided it was time to make the switch back to shorter nails. These felt far more practical for activities that I had planned, and I wouldn’t have to worry as much about finding a place that does extensions the way I like while on the road.
In addition to the practicality of removing my extensions, I’ve definitely noticed a shift back to short nails as of late, meaning I’m bang on trend.


Run Lola Run 25 Years Later: A Breathless Oral History
Franka Potente and writer-director Tom Tykwer share untold secrets of the uber-cool 1998 thriller

Run Lola Run’s box office earnings were modest, but its impact was immense. Like fellow ’90s indie trailblazers Clerks, Reservoir Dogs, and El Mariachi, everyone everywhere seems to have seen it at some point in the years that followed its theatrical release. Among just a few of its homages: J.J. Abrams cited Lola as one of the inspirations for 2001’s Alias TV series, a 2000 Legend of Zelda game from Nintendo borrowed its do-over plot structure, Buffy the Vampire Slayer recreated its cherry-haired sprinter in a 2002 episode, and a 2001 episode of The Simpsons featured Lisa racing to her school science fair to a similar pulse-pounding soundtrack.


Are The Kardashians Losing Their Influence?
With Kylie Jenner’s eponymous beauty brand reportedly in financial trouble and Kim Kardashian’s make-up brand launching to less fanfare than ever before – are the architects of modern influence losing their ‘klout’?

It started when the youngest of the KarJenner ‘klan’ dipped her toe into the saturated world of celebrity clothing lines. When Kylie Jenner, entrepreneur, founder of Kylie Skin and mother-of-two, announced the launch of Khy in October 2023, the internet responded with, well, very little. And therein lies the problem.
Jenner’s post introducing the clothing label to her 399 million followers, which has been liked more than 2 million times, was captioned simply, ‘meet khy.’ This is the same entrepreneur whose infamous Lip Kits sold out just 10 minutes after they launched in 2015.


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Daughter Shiloh ‘Hired Her Own Lawyer’ to Drop Pitt from Her Last Name
Jolie and Pitt share six children — Maddox, Zahara, Shiloh, Pax, Knox and Vivienne

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s daughter Shiloh took it upon herself to change her last name.
A source close to the matter told PEOPLE the 18-year-old filed to drop Pitt from her surname, which would make her legal name Shiloh Jolie, and hired her own attorney for the process.
“Shiloh hired her own lawyer and paid for it herself,” the source said, pointing to Jolie’s allegations of an “abuse history” as part of the reason for the name change.

Maya Hawke Just Revealed That She’s “Comfortable” With Being a Nepo Baby
“I think I’m comfortable with not deserving it and doing it anyway.”

Maya Hawke is a nepo baby—and she’s finally happy to own it.
In a recent interview with The Times, Hawke, daughter of Hollywood A-listers Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, mused on the subject of nepotism in the industry. When asked whether she thought she “deserved” her success, she replied, “‘Deserves’ is a complicated word. There are so many people who deserve to have this kind of life who don’t, but I think I’m comfortable with not deserving it and doing it anyway. And I know that my not doing it wouldn’t help anyone.”


The Best New Royal Books of 2024 (So Far)
It’s shaping up to be a major year for royal books, with a memoir by Kate Middleton’s brother, a new biography of Anne Boleyn, and a royal cookbook by Queen Camilla’s son.

When Prince Harry released Spare last year, readers couldn’t get enough of his stories from inside the palace walls. Now, a year and a half later, 2024 is shaping up to be another major year for royal-related books. From new biographies of Tudor queens to memoirs by both Princess Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, and Kate Middleton’s brother, James Middleton, to a cookbook from Queen Camilla’s son, there’s a bevy of fantastic new books for those interested in the British monarchy.


The 30 Best Fashion Documentaries Available to Stream
From inspiring designer profiles to shocking exposés about industry scandals.

As we all learned from Miranda Priestly’s unforgettable “cerulean monologue” in The Devil Wears Prada, anyone who wears clothes is affected by the decisions of those in the upper echelon of the fashion industry, whether you’re a style expert or couldn’t care less about what’s in your closet. Perhaps because of that universal connection, the genre of fashion documentaries is particularly vast. There are dozens of films and series providing deep dives into every aspect of the industry, from its glitterati—think high-profile designers, magazine editors, supermodels, and photographers—to true crime stories about the industry’s less-beautiful, scandal-ridden underbelly.
Here, we’ve rounded up 30 of the best fashion documentaries, covering individual designers, the making of the Met Gala, the move toward sustainability, the inhumane treatment behind fast fashion, and so much more. There’s something for everyone on this list and, best (and most ironically) of all, you can watch them all from the comfort of your couch—no dressing to the nines required.


Move Over Crookie, the Onigiri Croissant Is Taking Over
Japan meets France in this new, savory treat.

There’s a new croissant trend making the rounds. Surpassing the Cronut, cruffin, crookie, and flat croissant is a brand new hybrid melding a savory Japanese onigiri and a croissant: the onioissant — also referred to as the onigiri croissant.
The onigiri croissant was first seen at Le Levain Bakery in Singapore. Onigiri-like triangle-shaped croissants are filled with combinations of Sicilian pistachio cream, scallion sour cream, Lao Gan Ma chili crisp, and more — all wrapped with a thin slice of nori.


15 Foods to Try in France’s Brittany Region, From Breton Butter to Lobster and Lamb
I live in Paris, and my favorite food destination is Brittany, France.

Like many people before me, I didn’t have any plans to visit Brittany until after I moved to France. My travels prior to living in the country had included what I had assumed were the greatest culinary hits, brasserie hopping in the City of Lights and tasting through all the main wine-growing regions. It wasn’t until moving my family to Paris that I began hearing more about this westernmost region. I listened as Parisian chefs proudly proclaimed when an ingredient came from Brittany, watched as neighborly dinner parties ended with cakes of the Breton persuasion, and took notes as friends and colleagues raved about the meals they’d had while on the Brittany coast.


We’re Calling It: The Lemon Drop Is 2024’s Cocktail of the Summer
The comeback we’re here for.

Once summer hits, many of us start to daydream about drinking al fresco — on patios, in parks, at the beach, or from a rooftop. Perhaps you fantasize about leaving work early to find refuge at happy hour. Whatever your ideal summer sipping scenario, you’re likely to see one pale-hued drink popping up again and again. That’s right, this year has become the summer of the Lemon Drop.
A refreshingly tart, easy-drinking cocktail, a Lemon Drop is made with vodka, triple sec or curaçao, simple syrup, and of course, freshly squeezed lemon juice.


Jennifer Lopez Cancels Summer Tour
The singer and actress said she was “heartsick and devastated” about the decision, which comes on the heels of a hit Netflix movie and persistent rumors about her marriage.

Jennifer Lopez announced on Friday that she has canceled her “This Is Me … Live” summer tour. In a message on her website she said she was “heartsick and devastated” about the decision.
“Please know that I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t feel that it was absolutely necessary,” she continued, promising her fans that they’d be “together again.”
An accompanying statement from Live Nation, which owns Ticketmaster, said that “Jennifer is taking time off to be with her children, family and close friends,” and that tickets bought through Ticketmaster would be refunded automatically.


The 25 Photos That Defined the Modern Age
A group of experts met to discuss the images that have best captured — and changed — the world since 1955.

Let’s get this out of the way first: Of the dozens of photographers not represented here that a reasonable person might expect to have been included, the most conspicuous absentees include Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, Richard Avedon, Dawoud Bey, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Imogen Cunningham, Roy DeCarava, William Eggleston, Walker Evans, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton and Irving Penn. Putting together a list of the 25 most significant photographs since 1955 — both fine art photos and reportage — proved a difficult task for the panelists (even the chosen time frame was controversial).


Cyndi Lauper Announces Farewell Tour
Cyndi Lauper is retiring from the road. The “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” singer-songwriter announced a farewell tour Monday morning, setting one last national jaunt that will take her to arenas in 23 cities in North America this fall before she calls it a day as a touring artist.
Lauper did not release any statement explaining her reasons for deciding to do a farewell tour now, although she is expected to talk about it later this week as she promotes a new documentary about her career, “Let the Canary Sing,” that premieres on Paramount+ Tuesday.


The Easiest Way to Cut an Orange Into Wedges, Slices, and Supremes
Learn how to cut this juicy citrus fruit without making a mess.

If oranges are a staple in your fruit bowl, it’s worth mastering different methods of cutting the citrus fruit. This way, you’ll be able to effortlessly utilize the versatility of juicy oranges, whether you’re decorating a cake, tossing a salad, or preparing a simple snack. Here, chefs explain how to cut an orange into wedges, slices, and supremes, along with tips for making the process easier.


Toile Is Having a Design Moment—Here’s How to Make the Classic Print Look Fresh
Toile, the classic pattern originating from 18th century France, is making a comeback in a big way.

With pastoral pictures of farmers with their animals, courting lovers in the country, and mothers and children frolicking in the fields, toile de Jouy’s calming scenes have one of the strongest track records in long-lasting design trends.
But, to stay relevant for several centuries, this classic pattern has had to evolve with the times. Here’s a look at where it started, where it’s gone, and how designers are using toile today in a way that looks and feels fresh.


This Luxurious African Train Trip Takes You From South Africa to Zimbabwe on Vintage Railcars — Here’s What It’s Like
Rovos Rail has a fleet of six full trains traveling 11 different itineraries throughout Africa.

That first morning aboard the Rovos Rail, opening the blinds of my cabin to see nothing but bush as far as the hills on the horizon, is something I will never forget. As thrilling as was the process of boarding, with all of the brass-band-festivity at the company’s Pretoria station in South Africa (complete with sparkling wine and a bevy of resident peacocks swirling around to see us off), it was this sensation of crawling awake — maybe it was the sounds of a wizened old acacia tree scratching by, or the rhythmic shunt of the track that did it — to find that we were fully on safari, on a train, that stayed with me throughout the journey.

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