June 18, 2020 - 11:49 BST Hanna Fillingham Sarah Ferguson took to Instagram to share a photo inside a new room at her home in Royal Lodge, Windsor, where she lives with Prince Andrew Sarah Ferguson has been delighting fans with her daily Instagram posts during the coronavirus pandemic, and they have been getting more and more colourful! The Duchess of York shares pictures from inside her home , Royal Lodge, every afternoon, and most recently she posted an image taken from inside what looks to be the spare room. The mother-of-two had decorated the area with various flower arrangements , stuffed toys and the Union Jack flag . Sarah was sitting on a floral-print chair at a table, and behind her, another larger table covered in a white tablecloth can be seen, with various objects on it, including a polka dot mug and a lamp. A display unit is also visible in the shot, filled with miniature ornaments. SEE: Sarah Ferguson invites fans inside living room at Royal Lodge – with stunning flower display Loading the player... VIDEO: Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew's love story The children's author shares photos each afternoon of herself at home to promote her YouTube channel, Storytime with Fergie and Friends. Sarah reads different stories every day, and has even had some celebrity guests on to read along with her, including Holly Branson and her own daughter Princess Eugenie , who is currently isolating with her parents and husband Jack Brooksbank in Windsor. Sarah Ferguson decorated her room with various flower displays The storytime initiative was thought up by Sarah at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic as a way for her to help children feel reassured during these uncertain times. It has been praised by many famous faces, including Catherine Zeta-Jones. Since launching her new YouTube channel, Sarah has also filmed from the conservatory, revealing white walls, … [Read more...] about Sarah Ferguson shares glimpse inside cluttered room at her and Prince Andrew’s home – and it’s filled with treasures!
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“Sometimes I’m trying to create this amazing world in my songs that’s like, not actually reality,” says Wild Pink’s John Ross. Photo: Mitchell Wojcik “Nothing ever means nothing,” John Ross declares on “Amalfi,” a song off his band Wild Pink’s fantastic third album, A Billion Little Lights . It could be an unofficial motto for the New York rock trio. From the band’s early EPs and 2017 debut album, Wild Pink has always committed to the idea that details matter, small or otherwise. In his songs, Ross scatters one-off thoughts and lines from conversations across detailed scenes and landscapes, often rendered in just a few lines. Specificity is his strength, whether he’s referencing a landmark or a movie. On A Billion Little Lights , more than ever, that maxim extends to the songs themselves. “I wanted the record to sound as big as it did in my head,” Ross says on a morning phone call. That meant doubling down on the synthesizers and pedal steel that had rooted Wild Pink’s previous album, 2018’s Yolk in the Fur , while incorporating fiddle, saxophone, and backing vocals. The result is a sonic tapestry as rich as the scenes Ross creates in his lyrics. Up close, a single pedal-steel part can astonish; stepping back shows how meticulously it figures into the vast expanse of the larger song. The album as a whole works this way, with the songs flowing into one another: “The Shining but Tropical” already popped and crackled when it arrived as lead single, but it comes in like an explosion after the hushed song before it, “Bigger Than Christmas.” It all amounts to the year’s best rock album so far — and there’s no better time to experience it than today, now that Wild Pink has followed it up with a nother collection of glistening songs, the EP 6 Covers . Some of the choices are clear influences on A Billion Little Lights , from Bruce Springsteen (“When You’re Alone”) to Shane MacGowan and the Popes (“Lonesome Highway”), while others are just plain fun, … [Read more...] about Wild Pink Found Beauty Where it Didn’t Exist to Make 2021’s Best Rock Album
Peter Coyote. Photo: Miikka Skaffari/FilmMagic What would a Ken Burns documentary be without its measured, authoritative narration? In The West , The National Parks , Prohibition , The Dust Bowl , The Roosevelts , The Vietnam War , The Mayo Clinic , and now Country Music , actor Peter Coyote delivers hours of often dense, complex text — full of facts, figures, quotes, and grand unifying ideas — in a manner that Burns refers to as “God’s stenographer.” His calm, cowboy-around-a-campfire timbre is basically the voice of America, at least within the orbit of PBS. Generations of kids first met Coyote as the embodiment of authority — he played Keys, the head scientist in E.T. the Extra Terrestrial — but the man himself has lived a Zelig-like life. Growing up as a secular Jew with communist relatives during the McCarthy era, Coyote was an early convert to political activism and the counterculture. “I saw grown-ups weeping in my living room,” he says. “Men and women who were broken by lies the government was telling.” As a young man, he was invited into Kennedy’s White House after staging a protest against nuclear testing during the Cuban missile crisis, threw himself headlong into a decade of drugs, Hell’s Angels, and commune living , narrowly escaped being drafted to Vietnam by pretending to be a cold-blooded marauder, helped run the California State Arts Council for eight years, and then decided to become an actor. These days, he’s also an ordained Zen Buddhist priest. Coyote has lent his voice to a plethora of ads and documentaries over the decades, but his decades-long relationship with Burns is something special. Vulture spoke with both men about Coyote’s unequaled voice, their unique recording process, and how they handle political disagreements. Peter, how did you get into the narration game? Peter Coyote : I was broke after ten years in the counterculture and I needed a way to make some money. I wasn’t an actor at that … [Read more...] about The Golden Voice Behind All Those Ken Burns Documentaries
April 16, 2021 - 11:19 BST hellomagazine.com The Earl and Countess of Wessex's daughter has followed in her grandfather's footsteps with her carriage driving talents The Duke of Edinburg h was renowned for his carriage driving talents and his youngest granddaughter, Lady Louise Windsor , has proudly continued in his footsteps . The Earl and Countess of Wessex 's daughter, 17, was pictured carriage driving in Windsor earlier this week, just a few days after joining her parents at a church service. Lady Louise donned a navy jacket and trousers, along with a protective helmet and face mask, as she drove her carriage near Windsor Castle. READ: Prince Philip's funeral: everything you need to know about the service, guest list and more Loading the player... WATCH: HELLO! Insider - what we know about Prince Philip's funeral Back in 2019, Prince Philip was pictured proudly watching his granddaughter compete in the Private Driving Singles carriage drive during the Royal Windsor Horse Show, where she achieved third place. The Duke played polo until 1971, when he discovered carriage driving, and was credited with bringing the sport to the UK. He represented Britain in three European championships and six world championships. MORE: Lady Louise Windsor's close relationship with grandad Prince Philip revealed MORE: Prince Philip's funeral: the royal family members confirmed to be attending Lady Louise has inherited her late grandfather's carriage driving talents In an interview last May , Lady Louise's mother, Sophie, said of her daughter's carriage driving talents: "She is naturally so good at it, she really is. It's something that she has taken to very well." Lady Louise will join her 13-year-old brother, James, Viscount Severn, and their cousins, Peter Phillips , Zara Tindall, Prince William , Prince Harry , Princess Beatrice and … [Read more...] about Lady Louise Windsor spotted carriage driving in Windsor as she continues Prince Philip’s beloved sport – pictures
Last modified on Apr 16, 2021 15:12 BST Nichola Murphy Ever wondered what former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham eats for breakfast, lunch and dinner? David Beckham's wife enjoys a healthy diet including fresh fish and lots of fruit. How does Victoria Beckham achieve her flawless skin and toned figure? It's hard to believe the fashion designer is due to celebrate her 47th birthday this month, as she seemingly looks more incredible as time passes (if that's even possible!). MORE: TikTok's smoothie bowl is the healthy breakfast hack you need We think we've found the secret. The glamorous mother-of-four enjoys a healthy, balanced diet that is mainly dairy free. VB's diet is full of skin-loving ingredients and nutrient-rich superfoods that are no doubt a testament to her radiant skin and slender shape. Loading the player... WATCH: The Beckhams show off their silly side as they bake their first cake together The former Spice Girl and husband, David Beckham enjoy lots of home-cooked meals, often opting for lots of vegetables and fresh fish but never denying themselves a treat when they want one. We've seen your lockdown baking, David! If you're desperate to know what the star eats for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you're in the right place. Find out what Victoria Beckham eats in a day below… What does Victoria Beckham eat for breakfast? VB ditches the traditional early morning drinks of tea and coffee in favour of two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Sharing a picture of the bottle on Instagram, she encouraged fans to "be brave", while revealing she has her daily dose first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. "Followed by… fresh lemon squeezed into boiling water," she said. MORE: Royal comfort food! The Queen's hearty dinner recipe takes 10 minutes Victoria revealed the whole Beckham family enjoys sprouted grain breakfast cereal While that may seem an … [Read more...] about Victoria Beckham’s daily diet: Her Posh breakfast, lunch and dinner revealed
March 11, 2021 - 15:39 GMT Bridie Wilkins Amanda Holden's QVC collection features within her own house with husband Chris Hughes and their children, and the new collection is to die for. Amanda Holden launched her first Bundleberry homeware line with QVC back in 2017, and four years later, the collection is thriving. The Britain's Got Talent judge's SS21 drop covers both home and garden, complete with bits that she has in her very own house with her husband, Chris Hughes and their daughters, Lexi and Hollie. The best bit? Each buy is super affordable, while Amanda has also shared her tips for styling them. Here are the five things to shop before they sell out… READ: Amanda Holden's two gorgeous homes will blow your mind 1. Galvanised trunks Set of 3 trunks, £84.96, QVC SHOP NOW Amanda's iconic trunks were a hit the first time around, and now she has updated them to have a galvanised finish. She added: "During the past year, we've all tried to improve our homes and outside space, and these trunks are a welcome addition to any patio, balcony or garden." SEE: Amanda Holden films epic £5k playhouse inside family garden 2. Faux plants Windowsill planter, £49, QVC SHOP NOW Amanda confessed that while she's not so good with real house plants, she has invested in faux house plants to "soften stark walls" and "brighten up dark corners". "They will keep looking healthy and colourful all year round," she explained. MORE: Amanda Holde n's home is a fully-fledged hotel - complete with spa and bar 3. Faux living walls Botanical living wall, £57, QVC SHOP NOW One of the biggest sell-outs of her past collections, Amanda has reimagined her faux living walls into various different plant species. She recommends using them to cover bare walls, or in areas where it's hard to grow any plants. 4. Light up lamps … [Read more...] about Amanda Holden’s gorgeous house is decorated with QVC homeware – these are the bits to buy