Tomorrow is the big day when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say “I do” and while the modern couple has been known to break a few rules, there are some traditions that must be respected. So we’re ready for the fascinators - those lovely little hats - and the fancy carriage, and here is what else we can expect to see at the royal wedding this weekend.
Couple’s attire - All eyes will be on the bride and her gown, which we don’t know anything about yet. As for the groom, Harry is expected to wear a “low-key” morning suit, instead of the traditional military uniform.
Tiny royals - We’ll get to see Prince George and Princess Charlotte in the wedding party, along with a few other children near and dear to the couple’s hearts.
Sweet scents - Floris London, a favorite of the Royal Family, is said to be creating a “warm and citrusy” custom scent for the couple.
Elaborate headgear - British custom dictates that women wear headpieces with feathers, fake butterflies and such to royal weddings, which makes for excellent people watching.
Bride-first procession - Unlike typical American weddings, the bride heads down the aisle first in British ceremonies, after all, she is the star of the show. Her bridesmaids will be right behind her and no, Meghan’s bestie Priyanka Chopraisn’t one of them.
Sprig of myrtle - All the royal brides since Queen Victoriahave carried a wedding bouquet with a sprig of the plant myrtle, which is a symbol of love and marriage.
Live music - According to Kensington Palace, there will be live music and a choir led by the St. George’s Chapel music director.
Horse-drawn carriage - All royal brides don’t arrive at the wedding the same way, Diana chose the historic Glass Coach and Kate came in a Rolls Royce. But the post-nuptials ride out is usually the same. The newlyweds will take the carriage around the town of Windsor, practicing their royal waves along the way.
No bouquet toss - If you were lucky enough to be one of the 2,640 commoners who scored an invitation to the Windsor Castle grounds, don’t get pushy thinking you might catch Meghan’s wedding bouquet. It’s become royal tradition for the bride to place her bouquet on the grave of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey.
Shellfish ban - No one will be noshing on shrimp or lobster at the reception because the royal family avoids shellfish and rare meat to steer clear of food poisoning risks.
Rebellious cake - Harry and Meghan know that no one really wants to eat fruitcake, which has been served at royal weddings for centuries. So they bucked the tradition and went with a modern lemon elderflower cake instead.
Meghan’s toast - We won’t get to see it on TV, but the bride is breaking tradition and is expected to be giving her own toast at her wedding reception. We knew we liked her!
Source: Washington Post
A lot of workers look forward to their lunch break in order to get a little freedom from the office, but the truth is, folks rarely take the full hour they are allotted, and that’s not really a good thing for employees or employers.
A new survey finds 90% of employees say getting to take a lunch break is important to them when taking a job, but in reality, more than half take less than 30 minutes to grab their food and eat it. And it seems employers are pretty clueless about it, with 88% saying they encourage their employees to take a full lunch break, while only 62% of employees say they actually feel encouraged to do so.
And it’s pretty apparent that employers should do more to make their workers take their full break, since the survey finds that employees have more satisfaction with their job when they do, and are more likely to stay with a company or recommend their employer to others.
So why aren’t people taking their lunch breaks? Well, mostly it’s because they worry about being judged by their bosses and other workers, and they may have good reason for concern. It seems 34% of bosses look at how often someone takes a lunch break when evaluating job performance. What’s more, 22% of bosses judge employees who take lunch breaks as less hardworking and 13% of workers believe their co-workers look at them negatively if they take a regular lunch break.
You probably know that actress Dakota Johnson, of “50 Shades” fame, is the daughter of another famous actress, Melanie Griffith. But did you know that Dakota’s grandma is well-known actress Tippi Hedren? It’s true, their family has three generations of famous women, and now the 88-year-old Hedren has landed a new modeling contract with Gucci.
Of course, this isn’t her first modeling gig, but it has been a while. Hedren was a fashion model during the ‘50s and is best known for her starring role in the 1963 Hitchcock movie “The Birds.” And now, more than 50 years later, she’s the face of Gucci’s new campaign.
In ads for the brand’s jewelry and watches, Hedren stars as a fortune teller with a crystal ball, stacked bracelets - Gucci, of course - and the whole bit. And she looks amazing. It’s great that companies like Gucci and Calvin Klein, who used 73-year-old Lauren Hutton for ads last year, are embracing diversity and using lovely ladies of all ages as models.
Krispy Kreme is at it again. The glazed doughnut kings are switching up their famous original glaze for a Blueberry Glaze Donut, which will only be sold for a week, from May 21stthrough May 27th.
Earlier this year, Krispy Kreme had a contest asking fans to pick their favorite in a Vote for Glaze contest. Customers chose lemon as the winner from the options, which also included blueberry, caramel, and maple. Krispy Kreme made those special Lemon Glaze Donuts last month to celebrate the win, but they decided to honor the second-place pick, too.
Brittany Dubin, Culinary Innovation Lead for Krispy Kreme, explains that the company wanted to give the runner up a turn as well. “When we looked at how America voted, other flavors received a lot of support,” she says, “and blueberry stood out as a unique and exciting culinary challenge that inspired my team.”
If you want to try the new Blueberry Glaze Donut, get to a Krispy Kreme starting Monday, May 21st, they’ll be gone May 28th.