Posts made in July 2022

Ten of the Best Gift Ideas for Manly Men

A gym membership is not the only thing you can gift a manly man. They might not go for the usual presents either, but a masculine friend will surely appreciate the generous thought. Whether a monthly beer subscription or handy dumbells, a manly man would get a kick-off of either.  

A present for such a man needs to match their taste, so look for things that scream tough, macho, and rugged! 

If their birthday is near, or you want to brighten up their day, there are tons of alpha-male ideas men would enjoy. If you’re planning your shopping, here are some testosterone-zing gift suggestions. 

Top 10 Macho Presents

If you have a manly man in your life that needs a gift that suits his daily habits, check out some options on our list below. 

Scotch-Infused Toothpicks 

Scotch is considered one of the manliest alcoholic beverages. And if you’re male friend is someone who constantly uses toothpicks, then we have the gift for you!

Why not buy your rugged pal scotch-infused toothpicks? 

These have a delicious smoky flavor of pines, pear, and complex caramel – be careful; they are not edible. 

The top brands use a 200-year-old scotch with Irish origins. Manufactured from quality forest wood, these big picks release strong flavor from a single bite. Once you buy them, a manly man will always have one glued to his mouth.

Upgraded Vape Pen and Case 

A man doesn’t have to smoke Cuban cigars to be manly. Sometimes there’s nothing more masculine than vaping from a gorgeous-looking vape pen. 

You can surprise him with a new vape mod if he is an avid vaper. There are numerous imaginative vape designs – from wooden cases, steel pens, and leather coverages to different PG and VG ratios. 

Go online and shop from a reputable vape shop – your vaping friend will love it!

International Hot Sauce Gift Box 

Most men love the taste of hot spices burning their taste buds. So if you offer them a package of the best hot sauces from the world, how can they say no?

A gift box with every country’s hottest sauce will give them a chance to glance at the local cuisine. From delicious flavors from Ethiopia, Virginia, Kerala, and more, a hot sauce gift box will satisfy his need for something spicy.

As a box full of flavor and heat, he will have something to enjoy with every meal.

Adventure Essentials Survival Kit 

If your manly friend loves to hike or mountain climb, an adventure survival kit is just the thing for him. With this simple present, you can not only gift them something they like but also show them that you care for their safety. 

The essentials kit has all the survival trinkets for a fantastic adventure. These include a flashlight, purification tablets, waterproof matches, military swiss knives, trail markers, a wire saw, and a compass. It all comes packed in a small canister that is light as air. 

A Magic Stone Grill Cleaner 

Every man loves to barbecue – it’s one of the manliest afternoon activities. However, almost all of them hate cleaning the grill afterward.

If you buy them a magic stone grill cleaner, they won’t have to do all the pesky scrubbing with soap. All it takes is to add some water, and the stone will take care of the rest. The miracle gadget cleans layers from previous cookouts leaving the grates shiny as if they are new.

And if they worry that cleaning the grill will leave a soapy aftertaste, set the mind at ease – the magic stone grill cleaner won’t do anything to influence the taste. 

Fighter Pilot Experience 

Your manly friend might not be an air force soldier, but they can experience what it’s like to be one. You can purchase a fighter pilot experience through Air Combat and see whether your friend is manly enough to endure soaring sky-high with two experienced pilots by his side. 

The plane he will board is a fighter jet, and he will experience tricks like barrel rolls and loops. All this will be done while flying at the ultimate speed.

Globe-shaped Mini Bar From 16th Century 

If your guy friend enjoys the occasional sip of a quality beverage and has a knack for geography, then a 16th-century globe-shaped mini bar is the perfect gift

This vintage globe compartment can be filled with wine, whiskey, and eight different kinds of glasses to drink from. There is even a smaller shelf on the bottom that could work as both a resting place for glasses and taller bottles. 

CIA Survival Training Course 

One way to make your male friend feel like they’re a 007 agent is by singing them up for a CIA survival course. This course teaches what it’s like to train like a super spy and what it takes to be a CIA agent. It is only two days, showing everything from lock-picking to escaping from duct tape. 

Personalized Liquor Barrel 

Every tough guy likes the kick a good bottle of whiskey gives, and you can make them experience this feeling every day if you buy them a whole barrel. A personalized homemade moonshine barrel with your friend’s name will make the liquor taste even better. 

What’s more, this barrel can also work as an ornament. 

 Muhamed Ali-Signed Boxing Gloves and Punching Bag 

If your friend loves boxing and is a guy-junkie, then gift them a set of punching bags and gloves signed by none other than Muhamed Ali. No rush to the gym when they can train at home with the equipment you bought! 

Conclusion 

Many things can make a manly man happy, and these above are a few. Check what your manly friend likes and see how it can be presented through a gift. 

After all, as long as it’s a thoughtful gift, you’ll never go wrong!

David Alfonso ANNUKO Barbershop via ANNUKO for use by 360 MAGAZINE

SPOTLIGHT ON AANUKO

The innovative AANUKO saloon opens its doors in the heart of the art district of Culver City! Discover an invigorating yet bespoke habitat of Los Angeles, accompanied by unparalleled coiffeurs, a podcast room and a dedicated photo studio to document your hair journey.

Vaughn Lowery had the opportunity to chat with AANUKO’s CEO and President David Alfonso about the new shop in its entirety. Listen their full conversation on the 360 MAG Apple/Spotify podcast HERE.

Officially opening their doors on August 2, the AAPI-owned grooming facility is reshaping the barber scene from a previous dull, disengaging vibe one haircut at a time. AANUKO considers the relationship between the client and the hairdresser to be sacred. A symbiotic exchange of creativity and trust.

The living space that is home to AANUKO cultivates creativity and community, unlike other conventional barbershops. With a strong team of people taking care of clients, when walking into AANUKO, you’ll instantaneously feel at home. What began as a passion project has swiftly grown into a venture that aims to embody creativity and connection through the art of hair care.

CEO David Alfonso admits that AANUKO is passion project. He recounts, “I wanted to reimagine the barbershop concept by immersing it into an unfamiliar aesthetic, but with a strangely nostalgic aesthetic … as if we were walking towards ‘a Gucci Boutique in Paris or New York in the 1980s.”

Though the barbershop is tailored towards men’s haircare, AANUKO is a unisex enterprise. Each customer takes away much more than a haircut from each visit; they earn knowledge about their own hair types, strategies they can implement to treat their hair, and an overall sense of connection with their barbers.

Draped in jaw dropping interior, the barbershop is nestled in West Los Angeles. Alfonso explained that AANUKO aims to push the envelope and exceed what other Los Angeles spaces look like. Inspired by using color, the team at AANUKO employs the theme of approaching life with a rebellious mindset.

Immerse yourself in the unforgettable atmosphere with a French bohemian theme. Each trip to the barbershop invite’s customers into a fully immersive environment. From the beautiful café serving free cocktails to the photo studio where guests can indulge in content creation, haircut visits begin at $85. Barbers take careful time to relate with customers, ensuring they get the most out of their appointment.

Alfonso further elaborates, “It’s all about an artistic, rebellious approach to reimage what we think would be a really cool space to make people feel good while getting their haircut.”

While the styling of AANUKO definitely sets it apart from other spots, Alfonso made sure to emphasize the true highlight of the design at the barbershop. To Alfonso, their eccentric, groundbreaking approach, “sets the stage, because I think the most important part of the décor is our team of barbers.”

Alfonso continued to rave about the talent of the workforce behind AANUKO. With a varied range of individuals that work together to ensure success, they all have a few things in common. From their impeccable physical skillset as artisans, to their crucifixion for their craft, each unit of AANUKO is dedicated to delivering a transformative impression.

David Alfonso asserts, “AANUKO provides a communal space for networking, content creation, and personal growth for the greater Los Angeles.” In addition, he adds, “Like god’s brand for all men’s hair … [we will] create an intimate connection with our brand with our customers.”

AANUKO celebrates their grand opening on August 2 at 5790 Washington Blvd. Their hours are 10 AM to 7 PM PST every Tuesday to Saturday. Reservations can be made HERE. Walk-ins accepted.

Article: McKinley Franklin, Andrea Esteban, Vaughn Lowery

ANNUKO Barbershop via ANNUKO for use by 360 MAGAZINE
ANNUKO Barbershop Interior via ANNUKO for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Rolls-Royce back via Gerry Spahn for Rolls-Royce for use by 360 Magazine

Rolls-Royce Coachbuild

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is honored to present the next chapter of its Boat Tail coachbuilt commission—one of just three that have been, and ever will be, made.

The essence of Rolls-Royce Coachbuild is that each commission tells a story entirely unique and personal to its owner, reflecting their own history, tastes and sensibilities. With this in mind, Boat Tail, revealed at Concorso d’Eleganza, Villa d’Este 2022, on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy, is a masterwork of restraint, sophistication, elegance and attention to detail.

Boat Tail is entirely hand-built, with the body panels fashioned from vast, single sheets of aluminum to create the distinctive outline inspired by the racing yachts of the early 20th century. In every respect, this remarkable motor car is entirely unique.

This Boat Tail design was commissioned by a patron whose family business has grown from his father’s origins in the pearling industry. Widely traveled, internationally educated and cosmopolitan in his tastes and influences, the client is an established patron of the arts, who additionally owns a sizable collection of classic and modern cars, housed in a dedicated private museum.

The foundation of the color is a shimmering blend of oyster and soft rose, with large white and bronze mica flakes adding a unique pearlescent quality that changes subtly under different light conditions. The contrasting cognac-colored bonnet, created specifically for this Boat Tail, contains fine bronze and gold colored aluminum mica flakes complete with a layer of crystal and iced matte clear coat, adding significant warmth and depth to the car’s appearance. The technical fiber lower sills of Boat Tail incorporate a rose gold woven thread.

The rear deck, which houses Boat Tail’s unique ‘butterfly-design’ hosting suite, is swathed in Royal Walnut veneer, inlaid with rose gold-plated pinstripes with a satin-brushed finish to ensure a sensitive and sophisticated appearance. The Royal Walnut was specifically selected by the client for its beautiful properties as it matures over time, a material that will gradually transition to the tonal properties of the cognac color. From above, one observes a harmonious balance and satin effect of the iced bonnet and tactile wooden rear deck, in contrast with the high-gloss front and side perspectives.

From the front, the Pantheon Grille, milled from a single, solid billet of aluminum, is graced with a Spirit of Ecstasy fashioned in rose gold.

The interior is a beautifully curated combination of perfectly matched cognac and oyster-colored leathers and Royal Walnut veneer, with rose gold and mother-of-pearl accents throughout. The leathers, complete with a pearlescent finish, accentuate the surfaces and forms of Boat Tail’s seats and interior design. The transmission tunnel is formed from Royal Walnut veneer with rose gold pinstripes, drawing a direct visual reference to the rear deck and adding a glowing warmth to Boat Tail’s interior.

The centerpiece of the dashboard is a timepiece made from mother-of-pearl, chosen and supplied by the client from his own collection; the fascia of which is pure and minimal in its appearance so as not to detract from the precious material. The same prized substance graces the control switches and instrument dials, creating a strong visual and material connection between the car, the owner, and his family heritage.

Rolls-Royce front via Gerry Spahn for Rolls-Royce for use by 360 Magazine

Rolls-Royce interior via Gerry Spahn for Rolls-Royce for use by 360 Magazine

Rolls-Royce engine via Gerry Spahn for Rolls-Royce for use by 360 Magazine
Swedish House Mafia announces Wynn Hotel Residency in Vegas via 360 MAGAZINE

SHM × WYNN Residency

Electronic music supergroup, Swedish House Mafia, announces their first-ever North American nightlife residency with Wynn Nightlife at the world-renowned Encore Beach Club and XS Nightclub inside Wynn Las Vegas. Beginning Aug. 20, the trio of Swedish DJs comprised of Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello and Axel “Axwell” Hedfors will bring their award-winning music to the unique nightlife setting for two years.

“We love going from arenas to clubs, from huge epic raves to intimate club shows and then back into the arena,” said Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia. “That balance is really important to us and our fans. We’re happy to bring this balance to Vegas with Wynn.”

To complement Swedish House Mafia’s powerhouse performances, Encore Beach Club and XS Nightclub will enhance its audio-visual production to offer guests an immersive and captivating experience. Each venue will feature a customized stage design, curated LED displays, pyrotechnics, cryogenics and more.   

“This residency is something special and is a testament to Wynn Nightlife’s commitment to offering best-in-class entertainment,” said Ryan Jones, assistant vice president of Wynn Nightlife. “We’re excited to partner with Swedish House Mafia and give their fanbase an opportunity to see them perform in a more intimate nightclub setting.”

The multi-platinum and Grammy Award nominated artists are recognized as pioneers of the electronic music scene with a portfolio of chart-topping anthemic hits including “Don’t You Worry Child,” “One,” and “Save The World.” Following a farewell tour and hiatus from the music scene, Swedish House Mafia have returned with new music, a new global tour, and a new nightlife residency. The legendary trio’s most recent album “Paradise Again” debuted in April 2022 and secured a No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Album Chart.

Swedish House Mafia’s scheduled dates for 2022 include Saturday, Aug. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 3 at XS Nightclub. Show dates for 2023 will be announced in the future.

For tickets and a full calendar lineup, please visit wynnnightlife.com.

Swedish House Mafia iconic 360 MAGAZINE cover.
360’s Former 2013 SHM Farewell Cover

About Swedish House Mafia

In 2008, a trio of individual artists, DJs, and producers united to unassumingly break every rule in electronic music. Ensconced in flames, Swedish House Mafia—Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Axwell—infused house music with swaggering hip-hop beat-craft, rock ‘n’ roll attitude, and big screen-worthy grandeur brought to life on stage with one legendary live show after another. Ushering dance music culture out of the warehouses and clubs and into arenas and stadiums on an unrivaled scale, it would be nearly impossible to imagine how the genre might’ve shaken out without them. They became the first electronic act to headline (and sell out) Madison Square Garden in 2011 and the first to grace the main stage at Coachella in 2012. They garnered two consecutive GRAMMY® nominations in the category of “Best Dance Recording” for the platinum “Save the World” in 2012 and quintuple-platinum Hot 100 Top 10 hit “Don’t You Worry Child” in 2013. Rolling Stone described their meteoric rise as “redefining rave culture, and NME christened them “the rockstars of the dance music world.” The marathon record-breaking One Last Tour paved the way for a five-year break before they returned as surprise headliners of Ultra Music Festival’s 20th anniversary in 2018. Following the Save The World Reunion Tour a year later, this holy trinity of electronic music gods focused on the one thing they hadn’t done yet, making their 2022 full-length debut album Paradise Again [Republic Records]. Their return was announced with the cover of Billboard and garnered immediate press and a late-night television performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon followed with a trending hit “A Moth To A Flame” featuring The Weeknd.

About Wynn Nightlife

Wynn Nightlife consists of the award-winning dayclub and nightclubs at Wynn Las Vegas, the recipient of more Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world. The resort is home to the Las Vegas Strip’s most luxurious nightlife venues, XS and Encore Beach Club at Night, as well as the acclaimed dayclub, Encore Beach Club. Recently added to the portfolio, Wynn Field Club at Allegiant Stadium offers guests the first of its kind in stadium entertainment. Combined, the venues feature a roster of today’s most in-demand artists.

XS Nightclub, one of the most renowned nightlife venues in the world, has continuously been named the top grossing nightclub in the U.S. by Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100 list, and was the first venue to ever achieve the honor five times. The 40,000 square-foot mega-club features state-of-the-art technology and more than 10,000 individual light sources which illuminate the venue complementing the intricate décor, large circular dance floor and 170 luxe VIP tables and outdoor cabanas.

At Encore Beach Club, guests can enjoy 55,000 square feet of tropical oasis, including three tiered pools, 40-foot palm trees, 36 private bungalows and cabanas, plush daybeds, a showcase DJ booth and top-of-the-line audio system. Once the sun goes down, Encore Beach Club at Night is home to popular seasonal pool parties.

About Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Resorts is the recipient of more Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world and in 2021 was once again honored on FORTUNE Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies list for the thirteenth time. Wynn and Encore Las Vegas consist of two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,748 spacious hotel rooms, suites and villas. The resort features approximately 194,000 square feet of casino space, 20 signature dining experiences, 11 bars, two award-winning spas, approximately 560,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, approximately 160,000 square feet of retail space as well as two showrooms, two nightclubs, a beach club and recreation and leisure facilities, such as the recently renovated Wynn Golf Club and 18-hole, 129-acre championship golf course.

Watch SHM Residency Trailer.

Prada NFT via 360 MAGAZINE

PRADA NFT TWO

PRADA DROPS SECOND TIMECAPSULE NFT AFTER SELLOUT DEBUT

● Released on July 7 2022, Prada will unveil its latest monthly Timecapsule Collection drop, accompanied with a gifted NFT

● July’s Timecapsule item is made from upcycled fabrics from the Prada archives

Prada announces the release of its second Timecapsule NFT Collection, which is linked to both a gender-neutral physical product and a gifted NFT. This NFT drop follows the launch of the first Timecapsule NFT Collection on June 2nd in collaboration with artist Cassius Hirst. The Timecapsule NFT Collection debut resulted in an immediate sell-out of the collection. The launch also coincided with the creation of the “Prada Crypted” server on Discord which gained a large following solidifying the brands commitment to building an inclusive Web3 community, but this is just the beginning of the journey. A key design element of this latest Timecapsule shirt is that the garment is made from upcycled fabrics from the Prada archives. By turning iconic printed textiles into a unique design, these materials are given a new life, perfectly in line with the Brand’s sustainability strategy and approach to circular thinking.

This shirt, which is #31 drop in the Timecapsule Collection, is emblazoned with the calendar month of “July”. It features a black color pipeline matched with the Holliday & Brown tulip print on a cotton poplin base. It also features a ‘Jacquard Animalier’ silk brocade and lurex fabric; as well as Jacquard Thrush (flower), a silk fabric produced from an early 20th century French archive. The final details of the design include a ‘Poplin Loto’ printed fabric with deco inspiration. The Timecapsule is a monthly online event: for 24 hours, on the first Thursday of every month, an exclusive item is made available on prada.com in very limited quantities, in selected markets.

Each limited-edition Timecapsule item is associated with a unique serial number and is delivered with custom packaging. By purchasing the Timecapsule, customers will be able to redeem the related NFT which will be available, in a second phase, also for those who bought the Timecapsule dating back to the first launch in December 2019. As such, there is a synergy between the Prada Timecapsule and the scarcity and desirability of NFTs.

The NFT includes the drop serial number and the numbering of each physical item in order to have an exact correspondence. NFT owners are then offered exclusive benefits and experiences as well as access to future drops.

Prada Timecapsule NFTs are issued on the Ethereum blockchain, offering a secure and user-friendly experience.

The drop is facilitated by leveraging the Aura Blockchain Consortium’s NFT Solution and technology.

DETAILS:

● The Prada Timecapsule drop is open to customers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China Mainland, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong S.A.R., Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan (China), Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States for 24 hours only, starting from July 7, 2022 at 3pm CEST.

● Each drop is limited to 50 items.

www.prada.com/prada-crypted

www.discord.gg/prada

About Prada

Since 1913, Prada has been synonymous with cutting-edge style. Its intellectual universe combines concept, structure and image through codes that go beyond trends. Its fashion transcends products, translating conceptuality into a universe that has become a benchmark to those who dare to challenge conventions focusing on experimentation.

The Prada brand is part of Prada Group, a global leader in the luxury goods industry, which owns the Miu Miu, Church’s and Car Shoe brands as well, and produces and distributes luxury leather goods, footwear and apparel. It also operates in the food sector with Marchesi 1824, and in the eyewear and fragrance industries under licensing agreements. www.prada.com

Four Seasons Westlake Village day spa via 360 MAGAZINE

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

A Paradise Retreat in the Backyard of a Concrete Jungle.

Since 1961, the Canadian international luxury brand, the Four Seasons Hotel and Resort, has been the exemplar case of continual innovation for an extraordinary five-star hospitality experience. California Health & Longevity Institute, at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, sustains a 40,000 sq. ft. spa, the largest of any Four Seasons Hotel worldwide. It offers a variety of services including, massage therapy, dentistry, dermatological services, chiropractic care, concierge medical services, and Eastern & Western modalities in a stateof-the-art medical facility.

After a laborious week at the LA office, we were enthralled by the luxuriant gardens and service culture of this particular property – seven floors containing 269 soundproofed rooms with a 24hr front desk. As soon as we hopped out our Dodge Challenger SRT, we were greeted by valet and whisked past an enchanting array of crystal chandeliers throughout the hall. Across from check-in was a refined coffee bar. A perfect stir for coffee and a quick bite. Adjacent is its premiere “Lobby Lounge” restaurant which had a picturesque view of central grounds, including whimsical waterfalls.

There is an extensive spectrum of amenities and services offered as part of the Taste of Wellness package. The Life Strategies Consultation was the first activity 360 Magazine took part in. It is planned to give you a customized plot, featuring realistic strategies to overcome life’s obstacles, skills for conflict resolution and building relationships. This experience, alone, will leave you motivated to reach your best self, and will reduce unnecessary stress and conflict in your pursuits. Allowing you to move forward moving in all aspects of your life. To make sure you maintain an optimal renewal experience, the SomaDome Meditation is a must! It can be described as a personal meditation pod, designed for maximum relaxation utilizing, calming color immersion therapy. The SomaDome will release you from its cocoon at peace, invigorated and restored. It’s the purest form of a mental detox, which goes hand-and-hand with the Detox Body Wrap; which, completes the experience of liberating yourself from unwanted tension and toxins in the body. With 28 single treatment rooms (some with enclosed rainfall shower stalls and fireplaces), there’s, literally, no room for any disturbance or interference. The Detox Body Wrap comprises of a full body exfoliation, scalp and neck massage, topped off with a Nanogold Repair Eye Mask, using natural collagen that diminishes wrinkles, reduces redness and evens skin too. This deep therapeutic treatment relaxes intense muscles and turns over an undeniable glow.

After our treatments, each of us snacked on granola, apples, and sipped herbal tea while viewing the indoor cascading water fountain. Next, we took advantage of the plunge pools, sauna, steam room and mosaic hot tub. We finished the long, yet, relaxing day enjoying a walk around the 450,000 sq. ft. grounds of the hotel. Don’t you dare cheat yourself by missing out on witnessing breathtaking views of the fifteen acres of verdant landscaping.We relished in the spa lounge, walked the grounds, reflected on our experiences, and next was dinner. In the Wellness Kitchen, enjoyed a glass of vino and dinner at the “Wine Wednesday” demonstration cooking class conducted by Paulette Lambert, R.D., CDE. Each meal is inspired by the current season, of which you visit, and is paired with a balanced tasting from a local winery. It’s a great replenishing meal after a day of total relaxation (check official site for dates and times). If you have toddlers and/or teens in tow, there’s a supervised children’s club, as well as, an arcade/game room to keep them satisfied. Moreover, we all know a glass of merlot can be messy, but don’t fret because dry cleaning and laundry services are on campus and eager to serve. If you’re an overachiever that doesn’t let off on enhancing your physical strength, the gym facility contains most equipment offered at premiere fitness institutions, akin Equinox.

360 Magazine’s stay at the Four Seasons Westlake was one that we hope to experience again. Every moment was savored, reflected upon, and written about. Why? Because we felt it necessary to divvy it up and share all the finer points with you. It isn’t just a hotel; it’s a home away from home, a destination for relaxation, and inspirational practice that stimulates a new way of thinking, living and self-care. It’s a place where millennials and baby boomers can join hands and agree on, at least one thing; the level of calm and tranquil service the Four Seasons Hotel and Resort will extend to you. If you haven’t been a guest there, put it down on your bucket list for 2017 and make it happen! Other attractions in the region include the Promenade at Westlake Village, the Sherwood Lakes Club, hiking/biking trails, kayaking and a nearby drop zone for skydiving. And, if you don’t have transportation, the hotel provides a courtesy car service within a three-mile radius.

For additional information on Four Seasons Westlake Wellness platform visit HERE.

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Article: Vaughn Lowery + Kevin Lamont Robertson

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village wedding via 360 MAGAZINE

YouTube and Shopify Allow Creators to Sell Through Their Channel

Throughout history, new inventions such as the wheel, fire, and the internet revolutionised how people live, relate, and work. Now, YouTube and Shopify have partnered to revolutionise content creation and e-commerce. 

A recent agreement between YouTube, the world’s largest video platform and Shopify, an e-commerce giant, opened new doors for entrepreneurs and content creators. 

You can now sell products from your Shopify store directly through your YouTube channel. Viewers can see items in the store and checkout without leaving your tube channel. However, checking out through YouTube is available only for US-based content creators. The integration of the two platforms makes the buying experience seamless for clients. 

YouTube and Shopify 

YouTube is the ultimate home of education and entertainment videos. It is one of the few platforms that allows anyone with a camera and an internet connection to become a star and get paid. 

All you have to do is create content and upload it to the platform. Your content could be about anything, as long as it entertains or educates the viewers. Just be sure that your content abides by all YouTube guidelines. 

YouTube does not cap the amount of money you can earn from the platform. Your potential earnings increase as your channel grows. YouTube paid a total of $300 million to content creators in 2021, with the highest YouTube earner receiving $54 million.

However, you don’t have to wait for the money YouTube pays creators. Instead, you can use the platform to promote your products and sell to the audience that views your content. 

Having a Shopify store is an advantage because you can direct your YouTube audience to the store. YouTube gives you the platform to advertise your store and show people how your unique products work. You can create product tutorials or informational content that help the viewers identify the problems that your product solves. 

In the past, you had to put a link to your Shopify store in the description box for your viewers to follow. However, you now don’t have to do this. The partnership between Shopify and YouTube allows your YouTube audience to buy directly from your store. 

How about a Casino YouTube Channel?

Having a niche-specific channel is one of the keys to success on YouTube. For instance, you could start a casino channel where you teach your audience interesting online casino facts. You could also teach people how to play various casino games. However, remember to disclaim that your content is for educational purposes if you decide to teach people about casinos. 

Viewers value honesty and appreciate learning new stuff. Therefore, ensure your content provides immense value to them. 

You will still get paid by YouTube. However, you need at least 1000 subscribers to your channel and 4000 hours of watch time. For some content creators, this is the hardest part of the process. However, with value-driven content, hitting these targets becomes easy. 

The idea of a channel focused on casino content is viable. However, you need to be careful with how you craft your content. Don’t make false promises or do anything that violates YouTube’s terms of engagement. 

However, don’t wait to get monetised by YouTube before linking your Shopify store. You can link your casino YouTube channel to a Shopify store that sells casino products such as chips, cards, and games.  Setting up a Shopify store and earning from it is easy and can be done in as little as 24 hours.

One of the advantages of integrating YouTube and Shopify is that it facilitates real-time inventory tracking on YouTube. Therefore, your customers on YouTube can see how many pieces of a product are left in your Shopify. This saves them from the inconvenience of being redirected to a different site only to find the product is out of stock. 

Shopify’s partnership with YouTube aims to support content creators who have entrepreneurial ambitions. The partnership with YouTube is the latest after the e-commerce giant initially partnered with Facebook and TikTok. However, the partnership is significant since YouTube is the biggest video content platform. 

Parting short

Content creation on YouTube is one of the significant ways people earn today. However, most content creators are also nurturing entrepreneurial and sales skills. They promote various products through their channels and have online stores where they stock them. The partnership between YouTube and Shopify is good news for all content creators who sell merchandise through Shopify. Their customers now have a seamless shopping experience. You can join the content and e-commerce revolution by starting a YouTube today channel and synchronising it with a Shopify store. 

Wine Tasting Basics

Planning on doing some wine tasting? Here’s a quick beginner’s guide to
get you started on your adventure.

Look: Look at the wine that was poured.

It should have an appealing look to it. Tilt the glass to the side and look closely at the edge of the wine. It’s the best place to see what’s going on. Is it vibrant looking? Great, younger wines should be. Is it Brownish? Not so great, wine may be questionable.

Note: LEGS DON’T MATTER.

The “Legs” are just evaporated
alcohol binding with the wine you’ve swirled in your glass. This is wine, not that hottie from the gym.

Smell: Smell the wine.

Give it a good swirl and don’t be embarrassed to stick your nose in the glass. Your mouth should be slightly open to allow the aroma to pass fully across your olfactory sensors. Does the wine smell pleasant? Don’t smell White Raspberries, wet chalk, ground cumin and freshly ground coffee? That’s ok, it takes practice. Just decide if you like
the smell.

To Spit or Not to Spit:

Out tasting at 5 places with your friends before lunch? Well, maybe you should learn to spit. Spitting out the taste is considered quite polite at wineries when wine tasting. Most places even have disposable cups hidden away behind the bar just for your personal convenience (splashing happens when using the communal dump). Spitting allows you to maintain your composure and palate for longer. You’ll even look way more sophisticated in the eyes of the winery staff. If the goal of your adventure is to take a limo and get hammered for that special occasion, don’t spit, but also don’t be too upset when the staff at your 4th or more stop looks annoyed and unhappy to be serving you.

Overall: At the end of the tasting all that really matters is… did YOU like the wine.

Unless you’re buying the bottle for the person standing next to you, their opinion doesn’t really matter. Wine is a very personal experience. If you liked the wine, how much? Do you love it enough to buy a case? Just enough to buy a bottle? Or just liked it barely enough to suffer through putting it in your mouth? Whichever answer you give, that’s ok, the whole point is to experience something new.

Machine Gun Kelly stars in Dolce&Gabbana casa home goods campaign via 360 MAGAZINE

MGK DG Casa

The Dolce&Gabbana Casa Collection is presented through a series of images that combine a classic aesthetic and a contemporary sensibility. The first Advertising Campaign of the new line dedicated to the art of home living transports the viewer into a dreamlike dimension where the objects of our everyday life meet inspiration and become pieces of unique design and creativity. The Blu Mediterraneo, Carretto Siciliano, Leopard and Zebra themes dominate the scene with their iconic patterns and references to Dolce&Gabbana’s most authentic DNA.

The photographs, shot by the duo Mert&Marcus, recall the traditional imagery of the Renaissance artistic nudes, while alluding to the aesthetic of the Dolce&Gabbana 2000s campaigns. The models’ silhouettes delicately blend with their surrounding, bringing out the Collection’s uniqueness. The campaign’s pictorial style draws the spectator into the oneiric and artistic world of Dolce&Gabbana’s furnishing creations.

In the campaign’s video contributions, the poetic aspect is further emphasised by the words of a love letter: Dolce&Gabbana Casa thus becomes the ideal space in which emotions and sensations find expression through the creativity of special objects. The collection showcases Machine Gun Kelly at the forefront. Demonstrating MGK in a new light, he is undoubtedly a key player in the campaign images that display a surplus of body types.

DG Casa collection via DG for use by 360 Magazine
DG Casa collection via DG for use by 360 Magazine
DG Casa collection via DG for use by 360 Magazine