LONDON (Reuters) – With lockdown measures extra relaxed, social lives are slowly changing into attainable. Eating places, bars, gigs and museums beckon. However as we take our first cautious steps again into the broader world, we’re discovering it reworked.
FILE PHOTO: A girl poses underneath a Plex’Eat prototype plexiglas bubble by designer Christophe Gernigon which surrounds diners to guard them from the novel coronavirus throughout a presentation in Cormeilles-en-Parisis, close to Paris, as eating places in France put together to re-open post-lockdown, Might 20, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photograph
Gone are eating places so busy that it’s important to watch for service or the verify. Now, within the coronavirus-era, social distancing has made consuming out a really totally different expertise.
At Da Enzo’s in Rome, waiters not hand out menus, however maintain up a scan code. Clients level their good telephones at it and a menu pops up on display screen with the day’s specialties.
Eating companions – from the identical family, please – may eat round a candle-lit desk inside a glass sales space on the banks of an Amsterdam canal, an idea being tried out by the ETEN restaurant.
If that doesn’t attraction, diners can attempt consuming with a see-through lampshade on their heads, created by French designer Christophe Gernigon for restaurant homeowners who need to defend clients from COVID-19.
Different designs available on the market resemble customer cubicles in prisons, Gernigon mentioned, prompting him to create a cylinder of clear plastic that hangs from the ceiling, very like a lampshade.
“I needed to make it extra glamorous, extra fairly,” he mentioned.
Wish to catch a film after dinner however your native cinema is closed underneath lockdown guidelines? Drive-in cinemas are seeing a revival, popping up in Lithuania, Dubai and the US.
On the Cote d’Azur, in Cannes, you may drive to Palm Seashore and watch movies from the consolation of your individual automotive.
If clubbing is your factor, Germans bought the get together began with a drive-in rave. Within the automotive park of Membership Index within the city of Schüttorf close to the Dutch border, clubbers – restricted to 2 per automotive – parked in rows in entrance of a DJ and hopped round to the beats whereas respecting government-imposed social distancing measures.
Lasers, glowsticks, confetti and a complete lot of horn honking set the temper as folks celebrated their new-found freedom.
“The night time had fairly a celebration vibe right here. It was even perhaps higher than a traditional membership night time could be,” mentioned organiser Holger Boesch, who runs Membership Index.
And overlook lockdown beards and daytime pyjamas – quickly there shall be no extra excuses for the Robinson Crusoe quarantine look.
Designers from Lebanon to China to Nigeria are creating extraordinary face masks and protecting clothes, and in South Korea, YouTubers are giving tutorials to maximise the make-up and masks look.
In Lagos, designer Sefiya Diejomaoh believes a worldwide pandemic shouldn’t get in the best way of favor. Gold-coloured and studded with glowing diamante jewels, her face masks matches her floor-length costume.
Writing by Raissa Kasolowsky; Enhancing by Janet Lawrence