Posts tagged with "Elements"

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BSPOKE — BEST SPOTS FOR WILDERNESS SWIMMING

Float your worries away. These are places where travelers can escape from the bustle of the modern world and reconnect with nature through one of the four elements—water. Bspoke features the best hotels in stunning destinations offering their guests wilderness swimming experience—the perfect way to unwind while surrounded by the breathtaking beauty.

Los Angeles, USA 

Los Angeles has been celebrated for its water sports experiences for centuries. The long and wide beaches that have made the City of Angels a world-renowned destination are hosting Swim Across America come October. Swimmers of all ages and skill levels are invited to join the Swim Across America Foundation on October 16th, 2021 at Veteran’s Park, Redondo Beach. The event will benefit local cancer research and clinical trials at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Definitely a trip worth booking for those open water aficionados.

Where to Stay: SIXTY Beverly Hills

Kenya, image from Elizaveta Kolesova for use by 360 Magazine

Langata, Nairobi, Kenya

Langata, Nairobi, Kenya

Langata is a residential area of Nairobi, completely immersed in lavish nature. It has several attractions such as the Giraffe Centre, the Uhuru gardens, and the tourist village Bomas of Kenya. Eden Hotel, a retreat located in the heart of the suburb, overlooks a beautiful lake suitable for wilderness swimming, where guests can engage with nature in an organic yet safe way.

Where to stay: Eden Hotel

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Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany, Italy

In Tuscany, you can still find pristine bodies of water and picturesque woods, where travellers can escape from the busyness of modern days. Enjoying solitude in a lush forest and swimming in a wild river – what can be a better activity for those who want to reconnect with nature? The Merse River, part of which runs through Borgo Santo Pietro’s estate, is nestled in dense woods providing refreshing and shaded river swimming for nature lovers. In addition to the striking beauty of the natural landscapes, guests will be surrounded by llamas, chickens, and rabbits happily living on the estate in harmony with the environment.

Where to stay: Borgo Santo Pietro

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Taghazout Bay, Morocco

Taghazout Bay, Morocco

The seaside resort of Taghazout Bay, in South Morocco only 17 Km from Agadir remains a fairly unknown beach destination for many. While ocean swimming and surfing remain at the top of the water sports’ list, the proximity to the Imouzzer region, reveals picture perfect oasis nestled in the rolling foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Fresh pools of azure water and sublime views elevate the experience of swimming in the wilderness.

Where to stay: Fairmont Taghazout Bay

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Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

The small fishing village on the coast of Uruguay turns into a lively upscale resort during the summer months (December to March). Here travelers can enjoy wild swimming and kayaking in breathtaking nature.

Where to stay: Posada Ayana

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Holbox Island, Mexico

Holbox Island, Mexico

Colourful, serene, and surrounded by turquoise waters, Holbox Island stuns for its unexpected vibrancy combined with a tranquil atmosphere. Lying within the Yum Balam reserve, in the Yucatán Peninsula, its impossibly greenish waters are a unique mixture of ocean currents and its wildlife. Travelers can immerse themselves in the outstanding natural beauty, whilst enjoying such activities as snorkeling and diving, whale shark, and dolphin watching.

Where to stay: CasaSandra

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Capri, Italy

Capri, Italy

The Emerald Island is famed for its rugged landscape, upscale hotels, shopping, and La Dolce Vita lifestyle. The Palazzo a Mare beach, on the Marina Grande side, is a place of seclusion that can only be reached by boat, shuttle, or – for the more adventurous travellers – on foot along a route through the area near the Da Paolino restaurant. Whichever way one chooses to get there, crystal clear waters and stunning views will be waiting for them.

Where to stay: Capri Tiberio Palace

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Nantucket, USA

Nantucket, USA

The name “Nantucket” means “sandy, sterile soil tempting no one” but this tiny isolated island, located more than 25 miles off the coast of Massachusetts, is a highly popular summer destination. It’s a place with picture-perfect beaches and a remarkable history: in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Nantucket was the whaling capital of the world and one of the wealthiest communities in America. Nowadays, the cobblestoned streets of the small town are lined with restaurants, high-end boutiques, and luxury hotels. Its coastline remains an ideal place for seclusion and wild swimming.

Where to stay: Life House Nantucket

Pergola X photo by Natalie Norcross for use by 360 Magazine

StruXure – Pergola X

Outdoor Details Worth Splurging On This Summer With Scott Selzer, CEO of StruXure

Site, function, and budget are all important factors to consider when designing an outdoor space: What can my property accommodate? What kind of space do I want/need? How much money am I willing to spend? However, it’s also important to think about outdoor upgrades in terms of return on investment. How can I create a space that can be used year-round? Will the upgrades increase my property value? The answers to all these questions will help inform choices well beyond furniture selection, like whether to add fixed structures, water features, or built-in appliances.

Adding an adjustable louvered pergola by StruXure to one’s home is not only a great idea for providing shade to an outdoor space, but it can also help reduce interior heat gain by protecting exterior walls.

Summer is synonymous with spending more time outdoors, but without proper planning it can also mean sunburns, bee stings, and heat exhaustion. We hear it all the time, “I’d spend a lot more time in my backyard if I could get some relief from the blazing sun.” A pergola with pivoting louvers, that can be adjusted at the touch of a button, gives you the protection you need from sun, wind, and rain showers, not only in the summer months, but all year long.

Thanks to social distancing protocols, it has become the norm rather than the exception to eat outdoors, and not only at restaurants. Recreating the al fresco dining experience at home is becoming increasingly popular. A pergola with automated pivoting louvers helps protect diners, whether in a commercial or residential setting, from direct sunlight and other weather conditions.

If we learned anything during the pandemic, it’s that everyone can use technology. From a dramatic increase in video calls to prolific smart hub use, people are no longer afraid of technology. Many who thought “smart gadgets” weren’t for them are now capable users. The Pergola X by StruXure uses a Somfy motor to activate its louvers, which can be operated by remote control or through use of an app on a personal device.

As with interior design, a well-designed outdoor space needs to offer both comfort and function. Without both, it won’t get used. In addition, an outdoor space must be designed to withstand the elements. Even the most well-curated outdoor lounge or kitchen will remain underutilized unless it can be protected from rain, sun, and extreme temperatures. StruXure pergolas offer protection and durability. The motorized pivoting louvers, which can be shifted at the touch of a button to let the warm sunshine through or to optimize shade, can be fully closed on rainy days. StruXure products are made from durable, powder-coated extruded aluminum, which makes them scratch-resistant, non-corrosive, and nearly maintenance-free. Pergolas can also serve as anchors, helping to define unique spaces within a larger, multi-purpose backyard design.

Treat your outdoor space as new-found square footage and look for ways to maximize the value of that space. One way is by adding a high-quality pergola that will stand the test of time—one that can be matched to your home’s architecture and color scheme—and then turning that protected space into any “room” your family desires: outdoor living room, theater, kitchen, spa. The benefit of a sturdy, fixed structure with pivoting louvers is that it can be utilized in every season, whether you want shade, airflow, sunlight, or rain protection (our products can even withstand snow loads). And as outdoor living continues to rise in popularity, statistics show that homes with comfortable outdoor spaces are increasingly attractive to buyers.

About StruXure

Founded in 2011 by CEO and Chief Product Architect Scott Selzer, StruXure has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America for six years in a row. Steady growth at- tracted top talent and led the company to open a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters just north of Atlanta, GA in 2016. A West Coast Fulfillment Center and Showroom, located just outside of Las Vegas, NV, was added in the Fall of 2017. With StruXure dealers from Canada to the Caribbean, the company is poised and ready to lead the way to more innovative outdoor living across North America and beyond.

Pergola X photo by Natalie Norcross for use by 360 Magazine

Pergola X photo by Natalie Norcross for use by 360 Magazine

TOBi Off The Drugs album cover fro Sarah Weinstein Dennison, RCA Records for use by 360 Magazine

TOBi × Mick Jenkins – Off The Drugs

Winner of the 2021 Juno Award for Best Rap Recording of the Year for his project Elements, Vol. 1, Canada-raised/Nigeria-born TOBi and Mick Jenkins today release an old school groove “Off The Drugs” via Same Plate/RCA Records.

Listen/watch the lyric video here.

Speaking on the inspiration behind the song, TOBi says, “When I smoke, I see things clearer and I’m way more aware. So I’m intentional about how I use it. I think more money should go into researching things like cannabis and mushrooms for their healing properties. Just the way I look at it, so many things are actually drugs—alcohol, gambling, even social media cuz it affects brain chemistry, but all that shit is legal. Whereas things that can legitimately heal if properly understood and done correctly are stigmatized, it’s wild. Mick came thru and bodied the verse as he should, and we’ve got a video on the way too. I just wanna live life to the fullest and enjoy this while it lasts. Life to me is a good trip if you let it be.”

The slow burning track follows a handful of TOBi’s singles  “Come As You Are” featuring Baby Rose and “Don’t Touch!” which Complex heralded for its “smooth production…elevating (TOBi’s) empowered musings on the hairy side of the Black experience to new heights.”

His re-working of track “Family Matters” with Flo Milli was described as a “dynamic” and “impassioned reboot” (Atwood) and Highsnobiety declared it a “formidable pairing.”

ABOUT TOBi

TOBi released his music project ELEMENTS, Vol. 1 in fall 2020, heralded by the critics, combining hip-hop, R&B, soul, grime & Afrobeats. The project features some of TOBi’s favorite producers & musicians worldwide and embodies the sounds and music that have influenced his artistry. TOBi was voted by Complex Magazine as “a top artist to watch” and has received critical praise from Interview MagazinePitchfork, Vogue, Teen Vogue, L’Officiel, Paper, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Clash, OkayAfrica, Flaunt, Exclaim!, Refinery29, Essential Homme, COLORS, and many more. The rising star announced his partnership with Same Plate Entertainment/RCA Records last year and has enjoyed over 49 million streams globally. Prior to ELEMENTS, TOBi released his debut album STILL in May 2019 followed by a deluxe edition, exploring themes of vulnerability, post traumatic growth, self-reflection and masculinity in his time emigrating from Nigeria to Canada. STILL’s release was followed by two new singles “Holiday” produced by !llmind, “Paid,” the “City Blues Remix” featuring The Game, the “180 Remix” featuring Kemba and the “24” remix featuring all Torontonians SHAD, Haviah Mighty, Jazz Cartier and Ejji Smith.

TOBi has cited the work of Gil Scott-Heron, Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Marvin Gaye, Eartha Kitt, Florence and the Machine, and Andre 3000 as some of the artists who have inspired his work, particularly his lyrics.

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SANCTUARY ON CAMELBACK MOUNTAIN

It’s Time to Seek Refuge at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

By Patrick T Cooper

 

Sunshine and serenity await you at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. A unique property nestled in beautiful Scottsdale area with a meticulous landscape design. The views alone will bring your mind & body to a peaceful state. Pairing the view with exceptional service makes this travel destination a must visit. Moreover, the new category of room titled camelback casitas and suites are absolutely phenomenal. Get ready to see sunset in a new way.

Wake up and prepare to sizzle by the pool for a gorgeous Arizona tan. Then dash to the spa where there are 12 indoor and outdoor treatment rooms that will renew your spirit. Originally designed as a tennis ranch for the elite, this property is steeped in history. It’s no secret, that  American businessman Bob Costellini was a patron of the facility and knew the potential for an award-winning respite for affluent clientele. Year-round outdoor dining is a plus or wrap your day as the hotel boast a magnificent dining experience at Elements with bespoke cocktails. The Sanctuary will have you practicing a new religion of hospitality.

For more about Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa visit : http://www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com/

Dita Eyewear Collaboration

DITA EYEWEAR is thrilled to announce an exciting new collaboration with the ever-dazzling Queen of Burlesque, DITA VON TEESE, as they bring a fresh twist to iconic eyewear. The bridgeless cat-eye frame, rendered in lightweight titanium and appointed with contemporary details, represents the convergence of two creative talents at the peak of their influence.

Dita Von Teese is uniquely suited to the challenge of revitalizing the classically styled frames with an exquisite modern twist. “The cat-eye is a well-worn style, a silhouette that rarely transcends the era in which it was created,” she explained. “My goal was to keep within the spirit of the 1950’s, but to craft our version in a slick, new way as a secret weapon for the modern Femme Totale.”

High-end craftsmanship and technology from DITA EYEWEAR’s creative studio provided the tools to achieve a distinctive new shape for the landmark partnership. A slender expanse of titanium spans the brow in a single, sinuous line, stripping away extraneous elements for the illusion of a floating lens. Sculptural details, from the hinge mount to harlequin-point titanium temples, were inspired by selections from Von Teese’s vast collection of vintage couture and curiosities.

Von Teese herself will also appear in the season’s advertising campaign, “SEEING DOUBLE,” which shadows a mysterious encounter with a doppelgänger in a sultry noir atmosphere.

DITA EYEWEAR FOR DITA VON TEESE arrives November 1st, 2018 and will be available at DITA.COM, DITA flagships, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and other fine eyewear boutiques.

Elements NYC Festival Celebrates Five Years

After a hugely successful exploration into art and music at Elements Lakewood 3 day camping festival in May. BangOn!’s Elements NYC Music and Art Festival returns to New York City on Saturday, August 11th to celebrate its fifth anniversary. Taking place at Hunts Point in the Bronx, the festival welcomes Bassnectar, Emancipator, Desert Dwellers, Snakehips, SNBRN, Goldfish, Justin Jay and more top names as it announces the final set times. Blending an industrial waterfront location with visionary technology, out-of-this-world immersive art, interactive performances and mind blowing musical talent, Elements NYC is a must this summer for lovers of quality music and art with a passion for exploring the latest in creative innovation.

Elements NYC 2018 taps one of its most exciting lineups to date, bringing 32 artists together across dubstep, house, funk and more to perform across five uniquely themed stages. Bass music heavyweight Bassnectar headlines the bill with downtempo guru Emancipator, British hip-hop duo Snakehips, California’s own Dirtybird Players with Justin Jay and Sacha Robotti and many more joining the roster. Elements also takes the experience beyond music alone, meticulously placing each artist at the stage that best fits their sound. Both emotional and heavy acts such as Bassnectar and Emancipator hit the Earth Stage, silky smooth artists like SNBRN and Goldfish grace the Water Stage, the lively Dirtybird Players take over the Fire Stage, and ethereal rising performers like Dance Spirit (Live), Lost Desert and more land at the Air Stage.

Elevating beyond the music, Elements NYC curates an immersive experience unlike any other with ‘Art of the Future’ showcasing installations and technology-driven pieces from 14 artists. Marpi will present a take on interactive, large-scale projection mapping using Kinect (a line of motion sensing devices), while photographer Jarid Blue will use human bodies as his canvas to project digital imagery. Utilizing mixed media, Justin Wood will combine projections with mirrors and fog, and LED sculptures by Orbism will pulse to attendees heartbeats. Rhizome will showcase stunning projection mapping using CNC design creating incredible textures and depth, meanwhile Seth Hosko & Dan Ragan will treat festival goers to an immersive audio and video sound experience. Other notable installations include a sensor-based infinity mirror that responds to one’s presence by Brendan Burke, a sculpture by Vicki Lam using mixed media technology that combines projections with UV light and water, “Salix Vivifica,” a weeping willow by Dom Romaniello & Rachel Smucker that uses sensor-based misters, and “Whispers in the Grove” a collection of LEDS and sensors that respond to sound by Mirabai Howard-Geoghan, Kathy Creutzburg, and Natalia Lesniak.

After wowing attendees in Lakewood with their exceptional decor, the creative team led by Julianne Irene has collaborated with 30 artists to transform Hunts Point into an interactive playground that begs to be explored. Fans will be impressed by climbable structures and the Lotus art car by Eagle Rock Studios, an alien garden known as the ‘Galactic Green House,’ and ‘Pipe Dreams’ – a dark cosmic peep show hidden inside a silo. Other decor that is sure to impress includes pyro at the Fire Stage and psychedelic alien-esque trees growing throughout the Earth Stage by Chateau Brooklyn. Bringing all five art cars from Lakewood, the iconic pirate ship last seen sailing in Pennsylvania will drop the anchor on land serving as the Water Stage. Numerous performers will roam the grounds including Team Kitty Koalition comprised of gogo and choreo dancers, stilt walkers, aerialists, fire, LED performers and thrilling over the top circus antics and jaw-dropping dance numbers with Fou Fou Ha. For those looking to partake in some fun-filled physical activities, festival goers can head over to the Big Kids Carnival Games presented by funtender Rawb Lane. Fans can test their skills at knocking down targets at The Wet Paint Pitch, drop it like it’s hot at The Bass Drop vertical target game and after dark, join in on a glow-in-the-dark Champagne Ring-Toss. For those needing to refuel, a plethora of food vendors on site will cater to every palate with options varying from tacos to burgers, Thai, Mediterranean, vegan rolls, lobster rolls and slushies. Keeping health and wellness in mind, Elements will also host an abundance of workshops, bass yoga, sound healing, meditation and much more making this one of the most diverse and engaging festival experiences to hit the East Coast this year.

Advance tickets available now via Night Out.