Posts tagged with "Fall"

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NYBG Autumnal Celebrations

For New Yorkers and visitors alike, the grandeur of the fall season is just 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan and The New York Botanical Garden. NYBG is the perfect place to experience the splendor of fall with the Great Pumpkin Path, scarecrow decorations, and awe-inspiring Japanese chrysanthemums in breath-taking shapes and styles in and around the Conservatory. Explore the seasonal bounty of the Edible Academy, which is also reopening just in time for fall, and traverse the winding trails of the 50-acre, old-growth Thain Family Forest to view the changing colors and textures of autumn in the weeks ahead.

Hordes of gourds await discovery along the twists and turns of NYBG’s Great Pumpkin Path all month long. In particular, on October 24th, giant pumpkins that are some of the largest in the world arrive and will be on view through the first of November. These humongous pumpkins, some weighing more than 2,000 pounds, have been nurtured from seed by doting growers and brought to the Garden in collaboration with the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth.

Another highlight at NYBG are the displays spotlighting kiku in and around the Conservatory and Visitor Center. Highly skilled NYBG horticulturists spent 11 months growing and caring for these chrysanthemums (kiku in Japanese) that were cultivated from single cuttings, pinched back, and tied to frames. Flower buds develop as nights grow longer, and in fall, the plants burst into bloom in modern and ancient styles such as ogiku (single stem), kengai (cascade), and ozukuri (thousand bloom). For guests who can’t make it to the gardens in person, New York Botanical Gardens offers a virtual look into the changing hues with the NYBG Fall Color Cam.

New York Botanical Gardens offer perfectly festive and COVID-friendly activities and protocols. The new, limited timed-entry ticketing system staggers visitors’ arrivals, promotes social distancing, and mitigates the risk of crowding in high-traffic areas. In addition, advance purchase of timed tickets is required to ensure the safety of guests. On top of these changes, new measures include requiring staff and visitors to wear masks, increasing sanitization of public and staff areas, and daily health screenings for on-site staff.

Enjoy the beauties that fall has to offer while staying safe and healthy with NYBG today! Check out their available tickets here and prepare a lovely and colorful trip to the beautiful gardens.

Join VIDE in Celebration of National Vodka Day

What’s better than a deal on alcoholic beverages? Probably a deal on alcoholic beverages on National vodka day — and VIDE has us covered. To celebrate National Vodka Day on October 4th, VIDE – Premium Canned Cocktails will be selling theipre-mixed vodka soda 4-packs of 12-ounce cans for $9.99 (which is regularly priced at around $11.99) on their website drinkvide.com for the day. 

VIDE is a conveniently ready-to-drink product with a hint of natural fruit flavor that comes in two varieties: Cranberry and Watermelon. Cranberry is perfect for those who are looking to jump into fall and Watermelon for those who want one last taste of summer. Which will you choose?

The best part is that VIDE is made with only three ingredients – carbonated water, six times distilled gluten-free vodka, and a dash of natural cranberry/watermelon flavor. In addition, it is crisp, refreshing, and light! The 5% ABV beverage is only 99 calories, gluten-free, and contains zero sugar or zero carbs — which all makes it easier to not fret about extra calories

VIDE WATERMELON COCKTAIL:

Ingredients:

–          2-3 Frozen Watermelon Chunks (cut into cubes)

–          1 Watermelon VIDE can

–          1 Lime

–          Mint to garnish

Method:

Place frozen watermelon chunks in glass, pour Watermelon VIDE on top. Squeeze 1/4th of a lime into glass and stir. Place mint leaf and fresh lime wedge to garnish.

ABOUT VIDE

VIDE was founded in 2019 by college best friends Ryan Laverty and Sal Campisi. The pair, who are both 26 years old, came together to create VIDE when they realized there was a gap in the market for a ready-to-drink product made with real vodka and shared a vision to deliver convenience and clean ingredients to the modern drinker.  

VIDE is regularly priced at around $11.99 (for a 4-pack of 12-ounce cans) and can be shipped to 3states. To find if shipping is available in your state, please visit: https://drinkvide.com/order-online. 

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Guide To Different Perfume Types

Shopping for new perfume can be somewhat overwhelming, especially when you have to think of all the elements to consider. This can be anything from the type of perfume to the scent profiles.

However, before you consider all the add-ons, it is important to know the different types of perfumes that are available on the market. Thus, below we have outlined an in-depth guide to different perfume types for a proper introduction to the world of perfumes.

 Types Of Perfumes

Typically, there are five types of perfumes on the market. These include Parfum, Eau de parfum, Eau de toilette, Eau de cologne, and Eau de Fraiche. The main difference between these perfume types is their fragrance oil concentration; which ultimately, affects other behaviors and characteristics of the perfume.

 Parfum

Parfum is the purest form of perfume available on the market. Otherwise known as Extrait de parfum or pure perfume, Parfum boasts the highest fragrance oil concentration.  Typically, Parfum contains between 15% to 25% fragrance oil concentrations. However, sometimes, you may find premium perfumes with fragrance oil concentrations of up to 40%.

Due to this high fragrance oil concentration, Parfum tends to be the most expensive perfume type on the market. This is caused by the high cost of obtaining the fragrance oil. For example, you need up to 10,000 roses to make a single 5ml bottle of essential rose oil. Thus, the fragrance oil extraction phase can be quite costly.

It gets even more expensive for perfume makers that make their perfume using rare and premium ingredients.  Additionally, because of this high fragrance oil concentration, Parfum tends to last the longest amongst all the perfume types. When you apply Parfum, it can last on your skin anywhere between 6 and 24 hours.

Because it has a higher fragrance oil concentration, this means that it has the lowest alcohol concentrations. So for people with sensitive skin such as dry skin, Parfum is an excellent option, if you can of course afford it.

Eau De Parfum

Eau de parfum, also known as EDP, has the second-highest fragrance oil concentration after Parfum and has a higher alcohol concentration than Parfum. Similar to Parfum, it is a better option for sensitive skin as well, because its alcohol content is still relatively low.

Generally, Eau de Parfum contains anywhere between 15% and 20% fragrance oil concentration. It is generally less expensive than parfum, nevertheless, somewhat expensive. When applied on your skin, depending on the scent profile and ingredients, Eau de parfum will last you between 4 and 6 hours.

Amongst perfume types, it is one of the most commonly sought after as it is suitable and somewhat reasonably priced for everyday wear. Its longevity means that you can go a whole day and refresh it just once or not needing to refresh it at all.

Eau De Toilette

Eau De Toilette, also known as EDT, has the third highest fragrance oil concentration. EDTs have a fragrance oil concentration of between 5% and 15% and similar to EDPs, there are amongst the most popular perfume types. However, EDTs exist with false presumptions amongst most consumers – probably perpetuated by salespersons – that they are not as good as EDPs. Don’t fall for his trick!

EDPs are not at all better than EDTs – well, except in situations where you are comparing a high end EDP with a low end EDT. Eau de Toilettes are a variation of EDPs with less fragrance oil concentrations. Thus, their difference is that they are less strong (scent wise) than EDPS. However, their quality is the same.

Eau de Toilettes are designed for individuals that are looking for the same scent but an option that is more subtle rather than strong and pungent. Typically, many perfume experts consider Eau de toilette a daywear fragrance and Eau de parfum as a nightwear fragrance.

 Similarly, Eau de toilette will last you anywhere between 4 and 6 hours. So the next time you are perfume shopping, compare these two perfume types only based on the strength of their scents rather than longevity or quality – EDPs are not necessarily better than EDTs!

Eau De Cologne

Eau De Cologne, also known as EDC, is formulated with one of the lowest fragrance oil concentrations amongst other perfume types. Eau de Cologne has a fragrance oil concentration of between 2% to 8% and the highest alcohol concentration.  The lower fragrance oil concentration makes EDCs quite cheaper.

 Many EDCs come in bigger bottles as you may require you to apply more compared to when you apply Parfum or Eau de parfum. Typically, many EDCs are formulated for men as lighter fragrance variations for stronger perfume scents. Additionally, EDCs are used as colognes or aftershaves. Their recipes normally consist of herb and citrus notes as well.

Eau De Fraiche

Eau De Fraiche, also known as Fragrance water, is somewhat similar to Eau De Cologne as it lasts within an hour or two of application. Eau de Fraiche boasts the lowest fragrance oil concentration of between 1% and 5%. A good example of Eau de Fraiche is fragrance or body mist.

Eau de Fraiche has the lowest fragrance oil concentration, however; it doesn’t have the highest alcohol concentration. Instead, most of the remainder of Eau de Fraiche is water; which accounts for the name fragrance water.  

Whilst there are different perfume types, the key principle to stick with when choosing a perfume to invest in is that a higher fragrance oil concentration equals higher perfume cost. However, a higher fragrance oil concentration also equates to stronger perfume scent and sometimes, longevity. It is also a good idea to know the ideal purpose for your perfume.

For example, Eau de parfum is ideal for nightwear whilst Eau de toilette is ideal for nightwear. Eau de cologne is mostly formulated as a cologne or aftershave. Fragrance water on the other end is ideal for refreshing whether you are at the gym or the beach. After equipping yourself with the right information about perfume types, your next step would be to learn about the perfect scent profiles.

 

 

Travis Scott and McDonald's collaboration illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 MAGAZINE.

Travis Scott x McDonald’s

By Hannah DiPilato

Hip Hop fans everywhere have been buzzing about Travis Scott’s recent collaboration with McDonald’s that includes both a meal and special merchandise.

The “Travis Scott Meal” is the artist’s go-to McDonald’s order: a quarter pounder with lettuce and bacon, a medium fry, a sprite, and barbecue sauce. The meal costs $6 and is available for dine-in, carry-out, and at the drive-thru. Although this is not an unusual order, fans have been rushing to get the superstars meal of choice.

For those that want the McDonald’s kick without the calories, Scott released an extensive line of McDonald’s x Cactus Jack merchandise. The merch, available on Scott’s website, channels the energy of Scott’s hip hop culture and the classic love for McDonald’s that fans everywhere have in common.

Fans can choose from a variety of clothing such as t-shirts, hoodies, and pants, all of which have a unique Cactus Jack and McDonald’s design. Some clothing pieces display a more subtle love for McDonald’s like a simple McDonald’s logo, while others illustrate a Travis Scott figurine reining over a quarter pounder meal.

For fans that want to display their love for Cactus Jack and McDonald’s in other ways, Scott also dropped accessories and decorations. This includes a variety of rugs, a Cactus Pack blanket, and the McNugget body pillow that has gained a lot of popularity on social media.

This is the first celebrity collaboration McDonald’s has done since 1992 when the company partnered with Michael Jordan. McDonald’s is hoping this celebrity collaboration will boost their sales that are down from the previous year by thirty percent. McDonald’s CEO, Chris Kempczinski, brushed this loss off as a result of the pandemic.

In the announcement of the collaboration made by McDonald’s, Scott explained he “couldn’t be more excited to bring the collaboration to life.” He also expressed how the collaboration is “bringing together two iconic worlds.”

In the same announcement, McDonald’s U.S. Chief Marketing officer Morgan Flatley said “everyone has a favorite McDonald’s meal, no matter who you are.” He also mentioned that the company is “excited to bring the Travis Scott Meal to a McDonald’s near you.”

Scott promoted the collaboration on both his Instagram and Twitter accounts. He included a photo in the drive-thru window flashing a McDonald’s bag and a bedazzled chain, as well as a promotional video featuring an explanation of his order with his classic Travis Scott autotune.

The excitement began on September third when McDonald’s tweeted a cactus and hamburger emoji hinting at a collaboration. Travis then retweeted this tweet with “CACTUS JACK FOR MCDONALD’S” and stimulated excitement within his fanbase.

This promotion will be available until October 4th, but merchandise could be gone sooner. This merchandise channels the nostalgia of McDonald’s from the past while still including the bold energy that is Travis Scott. Whether you’re more of a hip-hop fan or a McDonald’s regular, the extensive merchandise page will give everyone something to choose from. To put it simply, and in the words of Travis Scott, “It’s Lit.”

Album Artwork for "Broken" by Gavin Magnus

Gavin Magnus Debut EP

Gavin Magnus, the 13-year-old social media mogul, has released his debut EP entitled “Broken.”

The EP features one original song, “Hearts on a Pendant,” and covers of Justin Bieber’s “Fall” and Lil Tjay’s “20/20.”

Magnus also released a music video for “Hearts on a Pendant,” which trended at No. 7 on YouTube with over 1 million views.

He has more than 3 million subscribers on YouTube and more than 1 million followers on TikTok, and his music videos and vlogs have amassed more than 100 million views.

Magnus also appeared in “When Sports Collide,” a television series from Dreamworks, and in the Denise Richards-led “Timecrafters: The Treasure of Pirate’s Cove.”

To see the new video for “Hearts on a Pendant,” you can click right here, and to listen to “Broken,” you can click right here.

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Homeschool Experts Recommend

Camping as a Virtual Learning Tool

With virtual schooling and family camping both skyrocketing as the result of COVID-19, Hip Homeschool Moms, a Parents magazine 2020 “Best Homeschooling Resource,” and Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park have teamed up to help struggling parents create fun, educational learning opportunities.

According to Jellystone Park, reservations are spiking as many schools open virtually and parents work from home, allowing families more flexibility to travel.

“Whether parents are using online curriculums provided by schools or are homeschooling, it’s important that they find ways to make learning fun,” said Trish Corlew, co-founder of the website HipHomeschoolMoms. “Most kids need to do more than sit in front of a screen to learn, which is why we are such big fans of camping. It provides so many great, hands-on educational opportunities.”

Hip Homeschool Moms has these tips for parents on how to include a late summer or fall camping trip in their virtual or homeschool plans:

  1. Look for family friendly campgrounds, such as Jellystone Park.They offer activities that entertain and educate kids, such as Bingo and arts and crafts, which supplement planned learning. They also provide socialization opportunities that are needed with classrooms closed and homeschool field trips and other activities on hold.
  2. Involve the kids in planning and managing the trip.Part of the learning experience is allowing kids to help with researching campgrounds, setting the budget for the trip and buying necessary supplies. And once you’re at the campground, let the kids help take care of the RV or cabin. They love responsibilities like these because it makes them feel grown up. These are life skills they will soon need.
  3. Check the campground’s Wi-Fi in advance.
    Call the campground to make sure it offers sufficient Internet access. If not, rent or buy a mobile hotspot to make sure you have enough bandwidth for online lessons, movie streaming and staying in touch with friends, family and work.
  4. Use online lessons and apps.Online lessons perfect for camping are widely available to help children study leaves, trees, rocks, flowers and wildlife. There also are apps designed for outdoor learning, as well as printable activities and games to take with you.
  5. Read and walk together.Camping provides the ideal environment to spend time as a family. Read aloud together, taking turns on different pages to help reluctant readers improve their skills. Or have the kids read independently and share what they learned. Scavenger hunts with printed or app-based guides encourage togetherness and learning.
  6. Visit local attractions.Many campgrounds are located near natural and historic sites. Consider stopping at some on the way to or from your campground. Museums and science centers can make for great day trips, especially on rainy days.
  7. Encourage your children to share what they learn.Kids love to tell stories, take pictures and produce videos. Have them record the weather, plants and animals they observe, and their activities. Journaling and scrapbooking also are great ways to get the most educational value from a trip and to preserve memories.

“Even before the pandemic, fall camping had become extremely popular with families, especially with most Jellystone Park locations offering special fall events, such as Halloween weekends,” said Trent Hershenson, Jellystone Park vice president of Marketing. He encourages parents to book trips now and to consider weekday visits, as weekends book up quickly. Weekday rates also may be lower.

For more advice on educational camping and links to free lessons and guides, visit here.

For tips on planning a family camping trip and to book a reservation at one of more than 75 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts, visit here.

Links to video of kids learning while camping here and here.

Silver Sphere crowd

Silver Sphere – “crowd”

SILVER SPHERE RELEASES NEW TRACK “crowd”

ANNOUNCES FORTHCOMING EP all my boyfriends DUE OUT THIS FALL

Indie pop darling Silver Sphere releases her new track “crowd” today via Little Worry/RCA Records. Listen HERE. Earlier this week, Silver Sphere announced her forthcoming EP all my boyfriends, due out this Fall, with an immersive trailer. Watch HERE. “crowd” is the first release off all my boyfriends and Silver Sphere’s first release with Little Worry/RCA Records.

20-year-old Silver Sphere has garnered over 13M Spotify streams worldwide and released her yikes! EP last fall which featured her track “boys r dumb! duh!”. Check out her bio below where she tells the story first hand of all my boyfriends.

To Buy/Stream/Listen To “crowd”: Multi – HERE

Follow Silver Sphere:

Official Site | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Youtube

Photo Credit: Jess Farran

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Kahlúa Cocktails

Kahlúa has some new, exciting cocktails this season including the Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini and the Cold Brew Martini.

Whether you’re into the traditional taste of pumpkin or you are still drinking cold brew coffee (because honestly who cares what the temperature is), Kahlúa crafted these two delicious and refreshing martinis that will have everyone falling for this season’s specialty cocktails.


Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini

Ingredients:

1 Part Kahlúa

1 Part Absolut Vodka

1 Part Espresso

1/2 part Monin Pumpkin Spice 

Method: Add all of the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake. Fine-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with 3 coffee beans.

Cold Brew Martini

Ingredients:

1 part Absolut Vodka

2 parts Kahlúa

3 parts cold brew

Method: Fill shaker with ice. Add one part Absolut Vodka, two parts Kahlúa and 3 parts cold brew coffee. Shake the ingredients hard for at least 10 seconds to create a nice foam.  Strain into a cocktail glass to get rid of all the small ice chips. Garnish with coffee beans.

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JW Anderson x UNIQLO

JW Anderson x UNIQLO collaboration will be hitting stores worldwide and Uniqlo.com on October 17th! 
 
Titled “The Great British Outdoors,” the new FW19 collection draws inspiration from the town of St. Ives in Cornwall, England, fusing traditional British elements with the modern silhouettes of JW Anderson. The pieces bring contrasting pops of color to classic heritage tartans, making for a unique LifeWear collection. 
 
The FW19 designs retail from $39.90 – $179.90 and will be available in a full run of adult sizing.

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How to get your home ready for autumn

Now the summer is coming to an end, it is time to start preparing your home for autumn. This is the season where the colder temperatures set in and the autumn leaves cover your driveway, making you more likely to stay indoors. As you will be spending more time at home, you may want to make some changes that will ensure that you comfortably enjoy those cosy nights in.

Take a look at these top tips, which will help you get your home autumn-ready.

Declutter your space

When approaching a new season, many find it useful to declutter their home in order to start a new month with a clearer space and mind. You could start by putting away any summer stuff that you will need until next year. This includes clothing, decor and more, which may be taking up a lot of space. If you want to get rid of some items for good, you could consider giving them away to charity, instead of just throwing them out.

You should also consider simplifying the decor by getting rid of unnecessary ornaments, artwork and more. The most attractive properties are those with minimal decor, such as the luxury apartments available at RW Invest. These pre-furnished properties create the appearance of space through their simple design, which is exactly what you want to achieve in your own home.

Prep the garden

Before the freezing winter temperatures creep in, you should tidy up your garden and weatherproof it to ensure it is prepared for rain, wind and snow. This includes putting away any garden furniture. You should also cut the grass one last time, although make sure it is at a significant length before mowing it. You should also fertilise your lawn, which will help it stay in good condition during the winter months.

Another good gardening tip is to check all the trees in your garden and those surrounding your home to ensure that there are no broken branches. This will prevent any accidents in the event of adverse weather.

Add home comforts


As you will be spending a lot more time at your home, you will want to make sure it feels as comfortable as possible. You can achieve this by adding throws and pillows to beds and sofas to make more homely and warm. This will also create the perfect setting for a night out in watching a scary Halloween film when October comes around.

In autumn, you will feel the cold much more, which is why many people change their duvets from thin summer styles to thicker winter bedding. When purchasing a duvet, you should try and pick out some different colours that will reflect the season, such as burnt orange or mustard. If you want to have the best sleep of your life, we recommend you invest in a comfortable mattress that boosts your sleeping comfort, quality, and quantity of sleep. Check out this handy guide from the unclutterer that will help you to choose the right model for your needs.​

Heat up your home

In spring and summer, you may have avoided putting the heat on and instead opted for a fan. However, in the autumn months you will start to become reliant on heating systems. To ensure everything is working correctly, you should check to see if your home insulation is up to par, and if not, it may need replacing.

The problem with using heating is that it causes your bills to rise, so you should consider ways to lower them without sacrificing warmth. This could include investing in a smart thermostat, which will help you keep track of your heating habits. You can also program your heating at specific times, which is ideal when you’re away from home, as you won’t come into a freezing cold house.