• On Good Things Utah this morning – Move over, coastal grandmother: There’s a new senior citizen-themed TikTok trend in town, and it apparently draws inspiration from the classic sitcom “The Golden Girls.” The coastal grandmother trend has been making waves the past few months and is characterized by its relaxed, breezy, neutral-toned look, right out of a Nancy Meyers film. The vibe is so popular that it has now inspired an alternative trend called “fancy grandma.” On Monday, Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager discussed the look and realized the description matches the styles that the stars of “The Golden Girls” often sported.
  • Plus, when it comes to embracing trends, millennials are sort of sticklers for what they know and love. Sure, every now and again they’ll rip some trends from Gen Z, but for the most part, they’re set in their ways. However, there is one generation the 26 to 41 demographic has recently taken to: their grandparents. Below, five geriatric trends millennials are loving right now:
    • KNITTING
      • Once relegated to a crowd prone to bridge clubs and power walking, these days, millennials have taken to this nifty hobby, touting its therapeutic benefits.
    • BIRDWATCHING
      • The pandemic made us realize a lot about ourselves. Some discovered their love for baking (that banana bread era was a moment), others discovered their love for TikTok dancing, while others turned to…birdwatching.
    • PICKLEBALL
      • The list of activities that an 80 year-old and a 30 year-old can enjoy together can be slim. So when there’s some crossover, there’s definitely cause for celebration.
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  • At the end of the show – The hottest finds right now at Costco. Brianne has the list you need (and don’t worry, it includes the rotisserie chicken!) We hope you tune in to these Hot Topics and so much more this morning on GTU.