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Attractions of Tennessee’s Native American heritage

Seven Attractions That Tell The Story Of Native Americans In Tennessee

You don’t have to look far to see the lasting legacy of Native Americans in Tennessee — in fact, the name “Tennessee” is derived from “Tanasi,” a Cherokee village in what is now Monroe County. Today, the state is home to more than 20,000 Native Americans and a rich culture and history waiting to be experienced by travelers. Below, check out seven attractions that tell the story of Tennessee’s Native American heritage. 

Travel Tip: The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail runs east to west across Tennessee, carving a tragic story of the removal of Cherokee Indians from their ancestral homelands.

Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park

Listed on the National Register of Historic PlacesPinson Mounds State Archaeological Park covers more than 1,200 acres and contains at least 15 Native American mounds, which were both burial and ceremonial in purpose. The park’s archaeological features and wildlife can be viewed along six miles of interconnecting trails, including paved trails, which are wheelchair/bicycle accessible. The park’s Pinson Mounds museum offers further insight into these fascinating structures; it is designed to replicate a Native American mound, offering 4,500 square feet of exhibit space, an archaeological library, an 80-seat theater and a “Discovery Room”’ for historical exploration. 

Mound Bottom State Archaeological Area (only accessible to the public through hikes led by Harpeth River State Park rangers)

Head to the seven-acre Mound Bottom State Archaeological Area in Kingston Springs (just west of Nashville), where you’ll find the largest number of Native American ceremonial mounds in Tennessee — more than a dozen. Researchers believe the area was occupied between approximately 1000 and 1300 AD and was an important civic and ceremonial center connected to the Mississippian site of Cahokia, which was located across the river in what is now St. Louis. The Mound Bottom site is only accessible to the public through hikes led by Harpeth River State Park rangers — check the park’s events calendar for upcoming experiences.

Audubon Acres

Chattanooga’s oldest wildlife sanctuary, Audubon Acres, offers more than five miles of hiking trails over 130 acres on South Chickamauga Creek, along with abundant opportunities for picnicking, wildlife viewing, and photography. It’s also a spot steeped in Native American history. The visitor center houses an archeological museum showcasing one of the largest publicly viewable Native artifact collections in Chattanooga, while the Spring Frog Cabin, a Trail of Tears site, is a wonderfully preserved example of Cherokee architecture from the mid-1700s. Going back even further, Little Owl Village at Audubon Acres is believed to be the site of a 16th century Napochie village that the Spanish Tristan DeLuna expedition encountered during their travels north from Florida. 

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

As the first great gateway to the American west, Cumberland National Historic Park is a must-visit for anyone with an interest in Tennessee’s Native American history. Located an hour north of Knoxville where the borders of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia converge, the 24,000-acre park features miles of game trails that were originally used by Native Americans, allowing visitors to literally walk in the footsteps of the original stewards of the land. Later, those same trails became the footpaths for more than 300,000 settlers heading west over the Appalachian Mountains.

The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

With the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation at the helm, the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum is Tennessee’s only tribally operated historical attraction. The East Tennessee museum telling the amazing story of Sequoyah, creator of the Cherokee writing system. Never before, or since, in the history of the world has one man, not literate in any language, perfected a system for reading and writing a language until Sequoyah. Located in the Great Smoky Mountains on the shores of beautiful Tellico Lake, the museum recently added the Max D. Ramsey Shoreline Trail, with 1.5 miles of walking trail, along the shoreline, bridges and boardwalks through the marshy areas.

Red Clay State Historic Park 

The tragic Trail of Tears begins at Red Clay State Historic Park. Encompassing 263-acres of narrow valleys formerly used as cotton and pastureland, the park site was the last seat of Cherokee national government before the Indian Removal Act, which resulted in most of the Cherokee people in the area being forced to emigrate west in the 1830s. It was here that the Cherokee learned that they had lost their mountains, streams and valleys forever. On the 263-acre property, you’ll find hiking trails, reconstructed sleeping huts, homesteads, council houses, the Blue Hole Spring, which served as a water supply during council meetings and the Eternal Flame, a memorial for the Cherokee people and those who were lost on the Trail of Tears.

Cherokee Removal Memorial Park and Museum

Cherokee Indian Removal Memorial, located on the banks of the Tennessee River in Birchwood, was one of the main staging areas for the Trail of Tears. Thousands of Cherokee Indians camped here before their infamous trip to the west. Lying near the center of the ancestral land of the Cherokee Nation, this area had nine encampments of thousands of Cherokees that waited weeks to be sent across the river here at Blythe Ferry. Today, a History Wall feature offers visitors a detailed visual re-telling of not only the Trail of Tears, but also the centuries-long saga of the literate and highly civilized Cherokee culture in Tennessee. A Memorial Wall, meanwhile, pays tribute to the people who died during the Trail of Tears — a necessary reminder of this tragic episode in our nation’s history. 

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Jessica Minh Anh and Hudson River Park catwalk collaboration in NYC via 360 MAGAZINE.

JMA × Hudson River Park

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This autumn, serial tech entrepreneur and Vietnamese media mogul Jessica Minh Anh along with Hudson River Park are collaborating on a momentous event, raising carbon neutrality awareness within NYC

Beforehand, Anh–a Petronas scholar, hosted the world’s first oceanic catwalk in the Mediterranean.

Now, she’s producing the much anticipated J Autumn Fashion Show on Pier 34. This imaginative and immersive experience is the latest presentation in her Fashion x Sustainability series.

Previous engagements include: being atop of the Hoover Dam in Nevada; at the Gemasolar power plant in Spain; on board a low-emission cruise ship in Italy and JFK Airport hanger, a promotional installation for DHL Express (Watch Video). 

With the World Trade Center as the backdrop, J Autumn Fashion Show will exhibit avant pieces to a progressive audience of purveyors within various sectors: media, innovation and environmental.

Official Campaign Video HERE.

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Jessica Minh Anh × Hudson River Park collaboration via 360 MAGAZINE.

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Village Voice × Skincell Advanced

Village Voice: Winner of The National Press Foundation Award Announce New Powerful Skin Care Product – Skincell Advanced

Renowned for their no-holds-barred reporting, and a recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes, the National Press Foundation Award, and the George Polk Award, the Village Voice is your go-to source for coverage of New York’s vast cultural landscape.

With their unique mix of in-depth writing on the latest news, as well as offering their perspective on a range of different products and events, the Village Voice have now announced a new powerful skin care product – Skincell Advanced.

This powerful serum made from natural ingredients is designed to effectively start the removal of unwanted blemishes, like skin tags and moles, and you can find a plethora of positive Skincell Advanced Reviews online applauding its efficacy and cost-effective pricing.

Premium Quality All-Natural Ingredients

Skincell Advanced is a naturally formulated serum that has been expertly created to help you target and eliminate skin concerns, such as blemishes, skin tags, and moles without the need to undergo any risky or costly medical procedure to get them removed.

Working by activating the white blood cells located in your skins problem areas and penetrating to the root of your skin tag or mole, the serum is easy to apply and intended to be used just once a day to help you regain your confidence and be the answer to your skin concerns.

With the focus on not damaging or bringing potential harm even to sensitive skin, Skincell Advanced prioritizes supplying your skin with the essential moisturize and nourishment it needs, while also helping treat your skin issues, and won’t leave blemishes, rashes, or scars after its application.

In nearly every Skincell Advanced Review  online you can find users praising the all-natural formula that the easy-to-use, clear and odorless liquid serum uses, which contains top-quality ingredients, such as:

  • Sanguinaria Canadensis – A herbaceous flowering plant native to Eastern North America, the plant’s flower has been historically used in ancient remedies by the Native Americans for centuries. In Skincell Advanced it is intended to help stimulate a rush of white blood cells to the problem area and remove a blemish.
  • Zincum Muriaticum – Found in the Earth’s crust, this mineral has strong antiseptic and disinfectant qualities that work as a powerful skin irritant to create a small layer of scabbing over the mole or blemished area to initiate healing.
  • Aloe Vera – Known for its antibacterial and healing properties, Aloe vera is intended to gradually fade moles, remove skin tags, and eliminate warts by drying them out.
  • Oat Bran – This can both help minimize wrinkles and buff away dead skin cells.

With each bottle of Skincell Advanced being specially formulated and manufactured in American FDA approved facility, you can rest assured that it is free from toxins, chemicals, and other harmful substances.

If you are wondering: Skincell Advanced Where To Buy?

Then the best place to visit is the manufacturer’s website that lists the different prices and bulk packages they have on offer that can save you more money in the long run.

Not only this, but they also point out that while you may find the product on Amazon it is safer to purchase the serum from their official website – so you can make sure you get the real Skincell Advanced.

More information

To find out more about Village Voice and to read further information on Skincell Advanced mole and skin tag removal serum, please visit their website at https://www.villagevoice.com.

Cynthia Rowley speaks to IMG and guests at GLAM SLAM during NYFW via 360 MAGAZINE

IMG GLAM SLAM

‘Offers an opportunity to be engaged with progressives and new age entities that are like-minded, while striving to make an impact on global culture with innovation… And, don’t forget that inaugural activations of this scale create inevitable connections for life simply based on memorable introductions.’Vaughn Lowery, 360®

Vaughn Lowery attends IMG’S GLAM SLAM during NYFW wearing 53045 sneakers reported by 360 MAGAZINE

IMG Fashion Events, a subsidiary of Endeavor, and Spring Studios, the creative agency for fashion, beauty and culture, and the home of New York Fashion Week: The Shows, announces the creation of a new consumer event: ‘Glam Slam’ – a fashion and tennis experience. The ‘Glam Slam’ will take place Thursday, September 8 – Monday, September 12, 2022, on the Rooftop Terrace of Spring Studios in Tribeca. For the inaugural event, IMG and Spring Studios have partnered with Chase Sapphire to develop a unique program that spans both fashion and sports, combining the best of both worlds.

The ’Glam Slam,’ which takes place during two of New York’s biggest tentpole franchises, the final Tennis major of the year and New York Fashion Week, will celebrate the intersection of tennis and style through a series of daily programming, screenings and hospitality. IMG’s in-house production agency, FOCUS, will produce a full- size tennis court on the roof top of Spring Studios that will serve as the event location for ‘Glam Slam.’

The ‘Glam Slam’ will feature five days of screenings, fashion presentations, limited merch collaborations and appearances from A-list tennis and fashion stars, allowing consumers to experience an exclusive slice of both tennis and fashion during these two quintessential NYC moments. The Glam Slam’ line-up includes IMG Tennis, a division of WME Sports, client, Maria Sharapova, among other tennis stars to be announced, and the fashion industry’s most stylish tennis enthusiasts including Laura BrownCynthia Rowley and Maison Kitsuné, with additional talent to be announced.

“Glam Slam is the natural evolution of our mission to create cultural experiences through the lens of fashion. There is no other company that can tap into an ecosystem of fashion, tennis, culinary and consumer ticketing experiences, all under one roof. This is the first in our expanding portfolio of new IP and consumer franchises that we are developing across the Endeavor network out of IMG Fashion Events,” said Leslie Russo, President, IMG Fashion Events & Properties.

“Glam Slam is at the core of Spring’s future – partnering with our clients and communities to create culturally defining IPs and experiences, capturing the zeitgeist of now,” said Gregoire Assemat Tessandier, President, Spring Studios, North America.

As presenting sponsor, Chase Sapphire is giving Sapphire Reserve cardmembers unique access to this event with VIP seating, bespoke event programming and exclusive event merchandise, all available through the Ultimate Rewards portal. ’Glam Slam’ is just one of many Chase activities that will be available for fans during New York’s major tennis tournament.

“We’re excited to launch this new and innovative ‘Glam Slam’ platform, a one of a kind event for fans and our Chase Sapphire Reserve cardmembers,” said Marleta Ross, General Manager, Chase Sapphire. “As fans continue to return to live events, we look forward to creating more unique opportunities for our cardmembers to enjoy premium experiences at the intersection of culture and entertainment.”

Tickets start at $125 and are available to purchase via On Location, the leading global sports, travel and event management company. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit HERE.

About IMG

IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. The company manages some of the world’s greatest athletes and fashion icons; owns and operates hundreds of live events annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in licensing, sports training and league development. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company.

About Chase

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading financial services firm based in the United States with assets of $3.8 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serves more than 66 million American households and 5 million small businesses with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing. Customers can choose how and where they want to bank: More than 4,700 branches in 48 states and the District of Columbia, 16,000 ATMs, mobile, online and by phone. For more information, go to chase.com.

About Spring Studios

Spring is a platform for culture and creativity, where ideas and experiences come together to elevate brands.

A creative agency with high-end studio spaces in the heart of Tribeca, Spring Studios is home to some of New York’s most iconic events in the fashion, film, art, and design worlds, including New York Fashion Week, TriBeCa Film Festival, and the Independent Art Fair.

Cynthia Rowley sunglasses at GLAM slam during NYFW via 360 MAGAZINE
Vaughn Lowery attends IMG GLAM SLAM DAY 2 f/ Cynthia Rowley in nyc during NYFW for 360 MAGAZINE shot by Getty Images

IMG UNVEILS NYFW PROGRAM

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Rhode by Hailey Bieber

If you admire Hailey Bieber’s skin, now you can have it with Rhode Beauty

Hailey Bieber has been working on a project for more than two years that she has kept secret, dropping only clues: we knew that it was a cosmetics and skin care business that it has baptized as ‘Rhode‘ and that it would see the light when it comes to summer. However, a few weeks ago, the exact date of its release was finally revealed: June 15! A piece of news has been accompanied by more details about this new beauty and cosmetic project.

She announced the news along with a photo album in which she appears posing with a donut in her hand and her skin looks super cared for, glowy, and hydrated. In the caption of the publication, she wrote rhodeskin.com, the official website to which you can subscribe if you want to be aware of all the details of her cosmetics brand.

As a big fan of skincare, Hailey has been asked by her followers for several years about her daily routine and the products she uses, so she created her own signature naturally. 

Some of the details that Hailey reveals to her followers about ‘Rhode’ are the following:

  • Affordable prices that will not exceed 30 dollars: This is what the model wanted to reveal in an interview with the media. For achieving the goal of finding the powerful formulas suitable for most pockets,  Hailey has been testing different textures for months, asking advice from dermatology experts such as Charlotte Palermino or Hyram Yarbro, who, like Hailey, share the purpose of more accessible cosmetics made with natural products.
  • What products are sold in Rhode? We can find moisturizing textures, mainly focused on the face. A few days ago, Hailey shared the following products with her followers: a serum ‘that visibly plumps and hydrates to support a healthy skin barrier’, A moisturizing mist ‘to comfort, soothe, and restore the skin barrier’, and finally, a restorative lip treatment ‘for naturally plump, pillowy-soft lips — day or night’, and to protect and nourish dry skin from within.
  • Rhode futures foundation: Rhode Futures Foundation is supporting and investing in 1,000 women and their families by 2023. The brand partners with three organizations providing women, especially women of color, with the necessary resources to direct their own futures: Black Mamas Matter Alliance, Accion Opportunity Fund, and the LIFT Family Goal Fund. Hailey’s cosmetics firm has pledged a minimum of 1% of sales to support her efforts and all women they serve, ‘including non-binary, trans, non-cis, and all women-identified persons’. 

as Rhode states, there are three fundamental pillars:

  • ‘Give women access to a wide variety of health services for full autonomy over their bodies to make empowered choices.
  • ‘Invest in resources for moms that alleviate financial stress as they raise and support their families. 
  • ‘Provide access to capital and coaching for women-owned businesses.

Article: Andrea Esteban, Iris Li

ASOS X URBAN REVIVO COLOR POP COLLECTION via LEPR for use by 360 MAGAZINE

ASOS × Urban Revivo

Urban Revivo (UR), the ultimate playground for the fashion lover offering womenswear and menswear for every occasion, is pleased to announce its latest collab in partnership with renowned global retailer ASOS, titled Color Pop. 

The latest release of vibrant, colorful items take inspiration from the popularity of TV series like Euphoria and Gossip Girlshows that have defined the new generation of stylish individualists andthe latest trends in clothing – often reflecting mid-aughts minimalism and pop star studded red carpets. The collection aims to bring to life the dramatic effect of innovative cinematography through silhouette, light, and shadow, rendered with the lively color palette of spring and summer. 

The seasonal collection will contain two capsules – Plain and Print. The Plain selection retains solid color gradients, often shown color blocked in contrasting colors, and characterized by unique material fabrication such as tweed, organza and knitted fringe. Bold construction techniques also make an appearance throughout the range such as clipping and carving, crochet, and cut out detailing. Meanwhile, the Print selection features bold and vibrant prints such as fluorescent ombre, oversized florals, abstract waves, and printed organza. 

Color Pop makes it easy for anyone to infuse a bit of summer fun into their everyday wardrobe, encouraging shoppers to dress a little more boldly as the summer heats up. Colorful matching sets like a coordinating tweed crop top and matching skirt, alongside a coordinating tweed short sleeve blazer and mini dress with cut outs at the waistline stun in a green check print, while a knitted cami mini dress in pink creates visual appeal through a contrasting bright abstract color blocked print. 

A solid pink cinched-waist mini shirt dress and solid asymmetric neck cami mini dress in blue lend a bright pop to a summer wardrobe, while a groovy blue floral print halter neck mini dress’s psychedelic gradient is ideal for outdoor concerts on warm summer evenings.  Other standout looks in the collection include a maxi dress with cut-out sides features a pink swirl pattern atop a washed pink base – a print that is carried over onto a knitted midi-skirt. 

“As we welcome summer and the season of parties, weddings, and sunshine, we thought it was the perfect time to introduce this fun and vibrant collection,” says the Urban Revivo design team about the collaborative offering. “ASOS is an excellent platform for this collaboration with the fresh energy it exudes as a brand and we have always felt extremely aligned on our missions to give our shoppers the freedom to express themselves through fashion.” 

As with all UR collections, Color Pop offers a fresh take on the latest trends for the modern shopper who doesn’t want to break the bank. From uptown to downtown, and city to suburb, UR has been the go-to destination for fashion-lovers around the globe for over a decade.  No matter the occasion, UR aims to have you covered, providing a wide range of looks ideal for the office, a night on the town, a cozy night in, and everything in between. The brand covers every category for women and men including outerwear, knitwear, tweeds, dresses, tops, bottoms, denim, footwear, handbags and other accessories.   

Urban Revivo releases new products via an on demand, data-driven supply chain that allows the company to create desirable garments in a more limited-edition and sustainable manner.  

ASOS X URBAN REVIVO COLOR POP COLLECTION via LEPR for use by 360 MAGAZINE
ASOS X URBAN REVIVO COLOR POP COLLECTION via LEPR for use by 360 MAGAZINE
ASOS X URBAN REVIVO COLOR POP COLLECTION via LEPR for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Makeup Tips for Black Women

These are the Best Makeup Tips for Black Women

Finding the correct makeup that works specifically for you can be difficult no matter your skin type. And for women of color, this challenge is intensified. Luckily in 2022, women from all walks of life are catered for, and if we look at full coverage foundation alone, especially for black women, there is every shade available; we couldn’t be happier! What should I know to make up a dark skin? Today we leave you some #MakTips

Gentle but effective cleaning

For this type of skin, we must use mild cleansers with decongestant and purifying properties that help balance sebaceous secretion, and thus we can avoid the appearance of pimples.

Hydration

Skins of color have a strong need for hydration. These have a greater loss of water by having more sweat glands, so they feel more dehydrated. This is one of the reasons why it is important to apply moisturizers.

Get the right foundation color

Probably the biggest one out of the lot! Finding the correct color foundation is tricky, maybe not as problematic as it was 10 or so years ago. However, it can still be difficult especially if you are new to makeup – and if you are, you are in luck as UK Black Girl Makeup is a beauty trend to help you on this journey. The first thing to remember is that no one has perfect skin and that you should embrace the skin you are in, blemishes, pimples, wrinkles, and all! The foundation helps you here and there are a few magic tricks, like using a yellow-based foundation! Foundation can smooth out any of those kinks you are self-conscious about. However, it’s truly magical when you find the foundation that matches your skin tone. You can use a foundation shade finder to help you pick out the shade you need, or you can head to the drug store and check with any of the ladies at the makeup counter to help you.  

Although remember, the ideal is to apply products with light textures that maintain a good level of hydration without making the skin feel heavy. A good option is the MAC Matchmaster SPF15 Foundation makeup base. This has intelligent pigments that have the ability to adapt to the different skin tones that the client may have.

Use the correct brush

Using the correct brush is an essential part since it serves to give light to this type of face. But there are some useful ways in which to use makeup brushes. Let’s look at how to apply makeup using a foundation brush. For black women or ladies with darker skin, try this. When applying your foundation, whether liquid or powder, apply it across your face in broad strokes. The next step is to start at the center of your face working outwards. After this, buff the product into your skin in circular motions using the foundation brush. After this, you need to buff your product until it blends evenly across your face and looks natural or to your desire. If done correctly, your foundation will be smooth and last all day.  

Build some layers

All of us want the all-day coverage, and some days our skin just does not have the natural glow we are used to. But there are ways to get that look you want. Now, building layers will allow for greater coverage and do this in a few ways. If you are after light coverage, you need to apply a lighter amount of product and go over your face with your brush a maximum of two times. For a fuller coverage look, opt for applying more product and go over your face with your brush several times and work the product into your skin in layers. Here is a pro tip from makeup artists: Apply primer before applying your foundation if you are after an all-day look. It’s also great for oil control.  

Use concealer

If you didn’t know, concealer is the makeup type you use to cover up any dark spots, blemishes or pimples, or breakouts. It is particularly wonderful for darker tones, so try to find one that complements your skin. Apply concealer to all areas you wish to cover, paying particular attention to the T-zone. Another trick for ladies with darker skin is to use concealer to highlight some of your features. Here you can apply it below your eyes, above the cheekbones, and on your chin. This way, you are using your concealer as a form of highlighting.  

Spice it up

When using bronzer and blush, especially if you have dark skin, you might end up with a completely weird makeup look if you are not careful. Now, you can use bronzer and blush, but you need to use them correctly. Since these are makeup basics, they are also easy to apply. So, you need to dust some bronzer on the side of your face, the hollow sections of your cheeks, and then on your nose as well. Then apply some blush on the apple of your cheeks. Once you smile, you will see your work of art! Get it, girl!  

Go for the perfect pout

In the past, lipstick colors didn’t favor black women, but over time the different lipstick shades started to include other colors that work for darker women. Today, black women can find a range of lipsticks that work so well, and we couldn’t be happier. The advice here is to test out different shades to find the ones you know will work with your skin tone. This year there are so many makeup trends that are going to look great on every black woman out there!  

Cheats – wildcard:

  1. Putting a bronze or peach color is always a success on dark skin.

2. For a fresh and beautiful look, draw a line with cream eye pencil on the inner part of the lower eyelid, so they will look more rested and larger. Then apply magnetic lashes.

3. If you prefer to wear a more basic makeup, it would be to prepare the skin by applying a light base and make a colored eyeliner (for example purple or blue), these colors serve to highlight the look.

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Influencers Who Brunch Campaign Released

Brunch just became more fun with the release of chef Serge Krikorian’s latest campaign touted Influencers Who Brunch.  The host of Cooking with the Kriks and co-owner of Vibrant Occasions Catering is celebrating the first anniversary of the Youtube cooking show on April 19, 2022. Viewers of the show learn to cook popular recipes from around the world with exciting guests on each episode who are entrepreneurs, influencers and interesting people in Krikorian’s orbit.

The Influencers Who Brunch campaign was designed to showcase a taste of what viewers can expect on season two with more international dishes and special sauces.  Krikorian invited four of the show’s favorite local influencers who had been previous or upcoming guests on Cooking with the Kriks. Lifestyle blogger, Mary Kate Whitmire of Chic Little Honey, fashion influencers, Sarah Jo Reynolds and Alisha Curtis, as well as beauty influencer, Karen Alejandre of Kay P Beauty XO attended the brunch at a chic AirBnb called The Modern Rock in the SOMA district of Little Rock, Arkansas.  

Featured in the brunch campaign are tasty options such as panzanella salad, loaded hummus, crudite dippers, labneh and avocado toast with whiskey-cured salmon to name a few. Chef Serge Krikorian is planning to offer more obscure recipes in season two with the commitment to making them easy enough for anyone to cook.

“We plan to switch up the format slightly for season two of Cooking with the Kriks. In season one, we asked our guests what they would like to cook and that became the featured dish of the episode. This season, I am committed to showcasing some of my favorite international recipes, which are not as mainstream as season one’s dishes. I’ll be choosing each episode’s featured recipe,” says chef Serge Krikorian.

Hometown nano-influencers and micro-influencers have played a key role in Krikorian’s catering company’s marketing efforts over the past year. For the most part, his team already knew several of the influencers from multiple previous catering gigs, but it has been effective working with them in this new way. 

Krikorian’s team invited their colleague, Althea Wiles with Rose of Sharon Floral Design Studio, to the brunch where she gifted custom pieces of her living floral jewelry to each influencer. Wiles provided florals for the dining areas as well. Other creative team members involved were Sydney Rasch of Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch, Brian Weaver of KB Studios and Meredith Corning with Meredith Events.

The campaign is available to inspire people to gather, create memories and hopefully be inspired to try some of Krikorian’s recipes available on Cooking with the Kriks. It will serve as a visual for his new baby, Our Mobile Kitchen, which is a pristine fully-transportable kitchen that can be taken on location to large events or private homes for dinner parties. Our Mobile Kitchen offers a solution for those locations without a kitchen to cook in or simply for anyone hosting an event or party that wants to keep their space clean.  The mobile kitchen allows chef Serge Krikorian and his team to cook foods that must be cooked on location just prior to serving due to health and safety regulations like seafood and steaks.

Keith Haring Foundation and M·A·C Cosmetics inside 360 MAGAZINE

M·A·C Cosmetics NFT

M·A·C Cosmetics Partners with The Keith Haring Foundation to Launch First-Ever NFT Collection 

Limited-edition VIVA GLAM x Keith Haring NFTs will mint on National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to support healthy futures and equal rights for all  

In honor of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on April 10, M·A·C Cosmetics has created its first-ever NFT collection featuring the work of the late iconic artist and activist, Keith Haring. Available from April 10 to June 1, 2022, 100% of the purchase price from primary sales of the VIVA GLAM x Keith Haring NFT collection will be donated to the M·A·C VIVA GLAM Fund to support youth impacted by HIV/AIDS and through January 15, 2023, 2.5% of the purchase price from all secondary sales on OpenSea will go to The Keith Haring Foundation. 

“VIVA GLAM is as iconic to M·A·C as our lipsticks and as our relationship with technology evolves as a society, we must also expand how we fundraise for the campaign. This will be the first-time in VIVA GLAM’s 27-year history that fans and supporters in the U.S. will be able to contribute to VIVA GLAM without buying a physical lipstick. This is an exciting moment for us and we hope that this limited-edition NFT collection will help us reach a new audience and raise more funding for VIVA GLAM,” said André Branch, M·A·C Cosmetics General Manager, North America.

The Keith Haring Foundation is a natural partner for M·A·C to  enter  into the metaverse: Haring’s inimitable street pop art sprang into the epicentre of New York’s artistic subculture in the 1980s, right when M·A·C launched as the definitive rule-breaking Artistry brand. It’s their shared connection to the fight against HIV/AIDS that forms the most meaningful bond. Haring himself was diagnosed with HIV in 1987 at a time when the disease was still a source of fear and apprehension. Equal part activist and artist, instead of hiding behind his diagnosis, Haring used his art to raise awareness about the AIDS crisis and talk about his own illness, which helped destigmatize AIDS and bring impacted youth together to advocate for change. 

“This is exciting in so many ways. First, it is M·A·C’s first ever dab into the metaverse and the world of NFTs and we are thrilled to anchor it to giving back to a cause so close to the heart and soul of the brand,” said Aïda Moudachirou-Rebois, Global Chief Marketing Officer, M·A·C Cosmetics. “Additionally, we are honored that the Keith Haring Foundation agreed to join forces with us to carry forward Haring’s mission of using art to drive positive change for those most in need of support and are proud that his legacy lives on through VIVA GLAM.”

The limited-edition NFT collection features three animations of M·A·C VIVA GLAM lipsticks decorated with Haring’s most famous artwork. Created in partnership with blockchain technology leader ConsenSys, each NFT is available at three different rarity levels and price points to attract a diverse and inclusive range of metaverse consumers.

  • Keith Haring Red – Rare ($25 each up to 5,000 pieces minted on demand): Animated illustration of red lipstick featuring Haring’s artwork. 
  • Keith Haring Blue – Exclusive (250 total pieces at $150 each): Animated illustration of blue lipstick featuring Haring’s artwork. Rare NFTs also include a digital face chart tutorial of a Keith Haring-inspired makeup look created by a M·A·C Senior Artist.  
  • Keith Haring Yellow – Icon (25 total pieces at $1000 each): Animated illustration of yellow lipstick featuring Haring’s artwork. Legendary NFTs also provide access to a 30-minute personalized M·A·C Artist consultation and complementary physical product. 

“Keith Haring and M·A·C Cosmetics are really a perfect match,” said Gil Vazquez, Director of the Keith Haring Studio. “Both the artist and the brand have long stood for equal rights and self-expression for everybody. We are happy to team up with M·A·C to continue supporting a cause he cared about so deeply.” 

M·A·C VIVA GLAM was created in 1994, at the height of the AIDS epidemic, by Frank Toskan and the late Frank Angelo, the original founders of the brand, who saw the HIV/AIDS epidemic directly affecting their community. They came up with a very simple, yet powerful concept: Make a lipstick and dedicate 100% of the selling price to organizations directly serving people affected by HIV/AIDS. Thanks to this powerful mission and support from the M·A·C community, the campaign has raised over half a billion dollars for organizations all over the world helping women and girls, the LGBTQIA+ community and those affected by HIV/AIDS.

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AM red get clean campaign inside 360 magazine

(AM)RED

AM Denmark, the award-winning, Copenhagen-based care product company, working across audio, tech and electric cars has today announced a new partnership with (RED). Launching a campaign titled (GET CLEAN), AM Denmark is offering a range of (AM)RED   screen-cleaning products that will raise funds for the Global Fund with every purchase to help strengthen global healthcare systems.

(AM)RED Hygiene Collection to Support Global Health Programs

The partnership, fueled by the determined dedication to support global health systems through the collection of (AM)RED product offerings, will generate funds to support equitable access to testing and treatment. For every purchase of the (AM)RED collection, $3 USD will go to the Global Fund to help strengthen healthcare systems and fund life-saving programs in communities most in need, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $100,000.

The (AM)RED collection will also continue AM Denmark’s mission to create best-in-class products at the highest quality, while also remaining as environmentally friendly as possible. Through the (GET CLEAN) campaign, consumers will have the opportunity to support (RED)’s fight against global health emergencies through the (AM)RED collection of products within essential everyday activities, by hand or by screen. 

The (AM)RED collection is available exclusively on Amazon.com/REDgetcleanam.com/RED as well as within a range of select local and international retailers.  

The (AM)RED collection includes:

  • (AM)RED Mist Bundle—Mist is an award-winning, refillable 2-in-1 spray and microfiber cloth, saving the planet from plastic waste. The cleaning liquid is completely non-toxic and alcohol-free so it won’t damage your most sensitive gadgets or your skin, even after repeated use.(AM)RED Spritt Bundle—Spritt is a moisturizing hand sanitizer that comes in three pocket-size spray bottles and includes one 200ml refill. Designed to reduce single-use plastic waste while on the go. (launching later in 2022)
    (AM)RED Giant—an effective spray and microfiber cloth for large displays and TVs 
  • (AM)RED Cloth—a lasting, high-quality microfiber cloth, offering smooth and streak-free cleaning. AM has 50 years of experience working with microfiber, leading to a best-in-class premium product portfolio.