Brit + Co’s Weekly Entertainment Planner: Scandal’s Series Finale, Riverdale’s Musical Episode, and More!
Welcome to Brit + Co’s Weekly Entertainment Planner! Each Monday, we highlight one thing we’re excited about in six categories — movies, TV, music, streaming services, podcasts, and a bonus pick from all of the above — to help you navigate your week in watching and listening. Check out our picks for the week of April 16 to 22 below. Your eyes and your ears will thank us!
I Feel Pretty (April 20): By now you’ve seen the trailer a million times: Amy Schumer plays Renée, an insecure woman who, after hitting her head hard during a spin class, wakes up seeing herself as a supermodel. Renée starts living her life with the confidence she always wished she had — and we can’t help but think she’ll learn some lessons about inner beauty along the way, too. Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, Michelle Williams, and Emily Ratajkowski also star. (Photo via Mark Schafer/Motion Picture Artwork/STX)
Scandal series finale (April 19): Okay, Gladiators: Are you stocked up on wine? How about tissues? After seven drama-filled seasons, the last-ever episode of Scandal will air this week, and if the goodbye video from the cast is any indication, it’s sure to be an emotional one. Farewell, Olivia Pope, and thank you for your service. Watch the series finale of Scandal on Thursday, April 19, at 10pm ET on ABC. (Photo via ABC/Bob D’Amico)
Kodachrome (April 20): If you’re looking for a feel-good flick to settle into while putting in some serious couch time next weekend, Netflix’s latest original movie Kodachrome might be just what you’re looking for. Jason Sudeikis, Ed Harris, and Elizabeth Olsen star in the film about an estranged father (Harris) and son (Sudeikis) who head out on a road trip and try to bury the hatchet before the father succumbs to his illness. All. The. Feels. Check it out on Netflix starting Friday, April 20. (Photo via Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix)
Katie’s Crib:Scandal might be coming to an end, but star Katie Lowes’ new podcast is just getting started! As the first of more promised titles on the new Shondaland podcast network, Katie’s Crib will cover all things motherhood and parenting. Each week, Lowes — a new mom herself — will be joined by a fellow mom for an honest, intimate conversation about parenting ups and downs, trials and tribulations, and expert tips and tricks. (Photo via Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Yahoo)
New Florence and the Machine: Florence Welch and her band return with their first new music in two years. “Sky Full of Song” is a sweeping, string-and-piano-laden ballad that puts Welch’s soul-shaking vocals front and center. It will 100 percent cure what ails you. Listen to it online now, and pick up the 7-inch single in stores on Saturday, April 21, as part of Record Store Day. (Photo via Raphael Dias/Getty Images)
Riverdale‘s musical episode (April 18): What better way to ramp up the drama (not to mention the camp) on an already-bonkers show than by recreating one of the most iconic teen horror movies ever? Archie and the gang are set to take on Broadway’s Carrie: The Musical, with performances of 11 songs and Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) as the lead. Check it out on Wednesday, April 18, at 8pm ET on The CW. (Photo via Art Streiber/The CW)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)