The Lightbox: What we’re talking about at YOU this week

Welcome to The Lightbox, your weekly roundup of what we’re talking about at YOU by our very own Editorial Assistant, Charlotte Vossen. This week, we’re watching Framing Britney Spears, sipping tequila and watching The Big Day on Netflix… 

Drink: Celebrity tequila

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After lots of speculation, Kendall Jenner revealed on Instagram she is launching her own tequila brand, 818, named after the area code of Calabasas, California, where she grew up. The supermodel follows Pretty Little Liars actress Shay Mitchell, who announced she is tapping into the tequila business with a sparkling drink named Onda earlier this month. Unfortunately, both brands are currently only available in the US, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get your hands on a different bottle of tequila just in time for National Margarita Day on Monday.

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You better start following Simone Ashley on Instagram because the Sex Education actress was just announced as the female lead opposite Jonathan Bailey in the second season of Bridgerton, which is set to focus on the eldest Bridgerton sibling’s quest to love. The 25-year-old will play Anthony’s romantic interest, Kate Sharma, a determined young woman who is new to the London social scene. Filming for the second series is scheduled for this Spring, so let’s cross our fingers we can see Simone Ashley as Kate on our screens in 2021.

Watch: The Big Day on Netflix

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If you loved Indian Matchmaking as much as we did, then this one should be on your watchlist too. The Big Day follows six Indian couples in the lead-up to their days-long wedding extravaganza. From professional performers and lavish custom-build sets, to the most impressive venues – we’re talking warrior forts, opulent palaces and farmhouses – this three-part Netflix series offers a glimpse of Indian’s 50 billion dollar wedding industry. And while some of the couples opt for tradition, you’ll be in for more than a few surprises too. 

Buy: Hotel pillows

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New on the list of things that TikTok made us buy: Premier Inn pillows. Sold in pairs for only £25 – and that price also includes protectors – the set of pillows made of blown hollow fibre comes in a soft and firm version to suit every sleeper. Looking for a bit more luxury? Marriott fans can also get their hands on their favourite hotel’s pillows, although these do come in at a higher price point, but then you do get to choose between feather and down, and fibre options, as well as multiple sizes.

Listen: Eat, Pray, Britne‪y‬ on Apple Podcasts and Spotify

Eat, Pray, Britney

For those who haven’t been able to watch the Framing Britney Spears documentary – it’s available on demand on NOW TV – it’s worth listening to Framing Britney Spears episode of Eat, Pray, Britne‪y‬. The podcast hosts break down the New York Times documentary, offering a sobering look at the singer’s career, her breaking point and subsequent placement under a conservatorship, while raising the question of who should be held accountable – the paparazzi, the media, or her father, who has controlled Britney’s finances and personal affairs since 2008.