Palm Beach and Anti-Swipe
'twas a very TikTok Grammys (take two)
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THIS YEAR’S GRAMMYS OWE MORE TO TIKTOK THAN EVER BEFORE, slate
Thanks to TikTok’s ability to take a song and run with it, everyone from Olivia Rodrigo to Saweetie to Glass Animals have become household names and Grammy-nominated performers. No matter who The Recording Academy decides to hand out awards to, when it comes to star-making ability: it’s social media that makes the call.
‘UNOFFICIAL BRIDGERTON MUSICAL’ BECOMES FIRST GRAMMY-WINNING ALBUM TO ORIGINATE ON TIKTOK, variety
Bear and Barlow beat out Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cinderella,” the cast recording of “Girl from the North Country,” “Les Misérables: The Staged Concert” and “Stephen Schwartz’s Snapshots.”
THE MILLENNIAL AESTHETIC COMES FOR YOUR VACUUM CLEANER, newyorker
A twentysomething could sleep on a Casper mattress made up with Parachute sheets, dress in minimalist Allbird sneakers and Everlane clothes, and throw rustic-chic dinner parties with the help of Great Jones Dutch ovens. Now: vacuums.
PALM BEACH GETS A YOUNGER GROOVE, nyt
The crowd of 20 to 30-somethings skewed surprisingly young for a cloistered resort town that is known for its septuagenarian snowbirds, discriminatory private clubs, old-money socialites and former President Donald J. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. Social observers have called it a “youthquake.”
AN $11.5 MILLION FLORIDA VILLA SHOWS HOW WEALTHY GEN Z ARE INVESTING IN THE 'OLD MONEY' AESTHETIC, insider
A Sotheby's realtor says “wealthy Gen Z clients are lusting after a more maximalist vintage vibe” and that “Gen Zers are the ‘yuppies’ of this era.” (She is, to be fair, a realtor in Florida, so her perspective may be a tiny bit skewed.)
"They value 'antiques' and show a desire to collect items that represent previous eras of wealth," she said, adding that it's a contrast to the stark and modern homes millennials look for when buying real estate. For Gen Z, vintage can mean the 2000s, she said, the years the oldest of the generation were born.
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