Last modified on Apr 29, 2021 12:01 BST Leanne Bayley The best loungewear sets for women and brands to know about for spring 2021. From cashmere to colourful looks, we've shopped Mint Velvet, Sweaty Betty, Marks & Spencer, Gap and much more. Since we've spent so much time at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, loungewear has become the new normal. We all got so obsessed with loungewear, we all probably have lots of different styles; You've got the cosy sets to watch TV in, the sets you save for 'best' and wear on the weekend and then there are the sets you can venture out in. Due to lockdown, there was a loungewear boom and retailers couldn't keep up with demand. Now, a year down the line, we've got more choice than ever - it would appear that women's loungewear has topped our shopping lists for spring 2021 -as well as picnic dresses and outfits for the pub. Our main going out-out clothes have been stored away until June 21. … [Read more...] about The best loungewear sets for women in spring 2021: The cool brands & high-street hits
Photo: FRQNCY The live-performance business has long been a powerful economic engine for many, many kinds of artists. This is as true for musicians in the streaming age as it is for comedians and, yes, podcasters . (Let’s set theater aside for this discussion. Different bag altogether.) The pandemic, of course, brought live performances to a halt, pushing the business to a cascade of Zoom calls and, to some extent, underground . I can’t speak for everyone, obviously, but my sense is that success in such efforts has mostly been modest at best, chiefly functioning as marginal stop-gap measures as opposed to true virtual adaptations. As the United States inches towards relative normalcy — though within a global context that remains tenuous — the live-performance business in the country appears to be gingerly preparing for the light at the end of the tunnel. Bands are announcing dates again. Some venues are starting to hold very small, socially distant performances. Music … [Read more...] about Are Podcasts Ready For Live Events Again?