Happy Thanksgiving weekend to our American readers! I hope the next four days are fun and relaxing and full of deliciousness in whatever way you most treasure it. We’ll be back to normal posting on Monday, including our annual gift guide. We appreciate your continued support of us more than I can say. Thank you for being here!
Over at Drinks With Broads: We Deserve Better Billboard Music Awards, Less “Big Little Lies,” and More “Love Island Games” — plus, we’re giving away a copy of the new oral history of The OC!
A LOT of stuff happened on a frankly highly enjoyable episode of The Gilded Age this week. Our recap is here!
Lovely, via Town & Country: Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter’s Love Story Is Inspiring
Interesting: On the Jealous Rivalry Between Nicolas Cage and His Uncle, Francis Ford Coppola. [Lithub]
There’s a truly deranged amount of sales currently happening and it’s not even Friday yet. J.Crew is currently 50% off (!) almost everything, in their words. I’ll just see about that!!! This IS a good price for this classic cashmere sweater and I really REALLY want these shoes. They’re so festive and I think I could walk in them. [affiliate links]
On a more reasonable level, I need new PJ pants and these at J.Crew factory are CUTE and $19 and come in petite lengths. I need to stop buying stuff for myself. [affiliate link]
I really just visited J.Crew Factory to see if their velvet platforms — EASILY our best-seller this month — are also on sale and HELLO. The answer is yes. [affiliate link]
Conde Nast Traveler explores “What It’s Like to Ride the Seven Stars Kyushu—Japan’s Version of the Orient Express.”
Because we love history: The Real History Behind Empress Joséphine in Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’ [Smithsonian]
This is nice news! Robert Pattinson And Suki Waterhouse Are Expecting A Baby, via Pajiba.
What is Jason Momoa wearing here???! (Also I think Aquaman looks BAD BAD.) [Lainey]
The answer is yes: Have We Reached Peak Inflatable Christmas Decoration Inflation? However I also agree with Drew that it’s fun and YOLO. [Defector]
Texas Monthly asks: Why Rich Guys Love Dressing Like Cartoon Cowboys, JEFF BEZOS
Collectors Weekly dives in The Vatican Secret Archive.
The Athletic polled 85 NFL players anonymously about stuff questions as best player, biggest trash talker, and most annoying fans and OBVIOUSLY none of these players have Patrick Mahomes on their fantasy team as I do.
Per Socialite Life, “Matt Bomer says ‘there’s legitimate talk’ about reviving White Collar.” I enjoyed it too, but MUST EVERYTHING BE REVIVED?
Did you know you can fix a broken nail with a tea bag??? I wish I’d know this like….fifteen minutes ago, when the nail of the middle finger on my right hand ABANDONED ME whilst making Chex Mix. RUDE. [Byrdie]
Lainey argues that Anne Hathaway is sexier than ever.
So interesting: Is This the World’s Highest-Grossing Photograph? (It IS a great pic.) [NY Times, gifted link]
Perhaps you want to see pics of squirrels playing with toy dinosaurs. [My Modern Met]
Punch instructs us in the art of Mastering the Flaming Coffee Grog. You had me at FLAMING GROG.
MY AREA OF INTEREST: The Unsung Artistry of 20th Century American Bath Ware [Messy Nessy Chic]
Architectural Digest takes us Inside the Enchanting Home Where the Madness of Saltburn All Goes Down.
Finally, Heather was the guest on the Extra Hot Great podcast this week, talking about The Crown, For All Mankind, and taking part in a truly iconic Game Time.