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Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, Terry Crews celebrate season finale of America's Got Talent (AGT) announced via 360 MAGAZINE

AGT SEASON 17 FINALE

MAYYAS CROWNED WINNER OF NBC’S ‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’ SEASON 17 

Lebanese All-Female Dance Group Wins $1 Million Grand Prize and Will Join “America’s Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE” Stage Show at Luxor Hotel and Casino 

“AGT” Continues as Summer’s #1 Program for the 17th Consecutive Year and Surpassed a Billion Video Views Across All of Its Social Accounts

The votes are in and America has chosen the show-stopping Lebanese dance group Mayyas as the winner of “America’s Got Talent” season 17. The Mayyas win the show’s $1 million grand prize and will join “America’s Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE” stage show at Luxor Hotel and Casino. The group’s specific performance dates in Las Vegas, as well as the other season 17 fan favorites that will be joining, will be announced soon.   

The Mayyas won America’s hearts and votes through their powerful, hypnotizing and synchronous choreography. Their inspiring first audition garnered the instant attention of Sofia Vergara, who granted them her Golden Buzzer, and has now received nearly 17 million views on YouTube.  

Throughout the competition, the group continued to raise the bar and receive high praises from the judges with their stunning performances. Executive producer Simon Cowell called their final performance “astonishing, global and huge.” Howie Mandel exclaimed it was “his favorite act ever on ‘AGT.’” Heidi Klum said, “This is what a million-dollar act looks like.”   

“From the moment I first saw the Mayyas, their act was spectacular and gave me goosebumps,” said Sofia Vergara. “Their coordinated choreography was the most beautiful, creative dancing I have ever seen. Each time they competed, they continued to outdo themselves. Their empowering performances have earned them the ultimate title and I’m so proud of them and can’t wait to see what they do next.”

The Mayyas is an all-female alternative dance crew, founded by choreographer Nadim Cherfan, consisting of 36 Lebanese women of different ages. Their main message is female empowerment. The name of their group stems from an Arabic word, meaning the proud walk of a lioness. Building a career in Lebanon has been difficult, especially for female dancers, so it was important for the group to compete on the biggest stage on “AGT” and show the world what Arab women can do.   

Season 17 of “America’s Got Talent” concluded tonight with an unforgettable finale at the Pasadena Civic Center with judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum and host Terry Crews. The show’s finale featured the top 11 finalists performing alongside memorable guests, including the Black Eyed Peas, country music artists Darius Rucker and Jon Pardi, musician Trombone Shorty, as well as “America’s Got Talent” previous winners Terry Fator, Darci Lynne and Shin Lim. Emmy Award-winning actor and director Henry Winkler and comedian Jeff Ross also appeared. 

“America’s Got Talent” is the most-watched summer program for the ninth consecutive year and is the most-watched summer broadcast unscripted program for the 17th consecutive year. The season has reached 57.6 million total viewers across linear and digital platforms, and has surpassed over a billion viewers across its social accounts.   

 
The “Got Talent” format has had more than a billion global viewers since it began airing in 2006 in America and has aired in 194 territories worldwide. “Got Talent” holds the Guinness World Records title as the Most Successful Reality Television Format, with more than 70 local versions produced across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. 

“America’s Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE” opened last year and runs Wednesday-Sunday at 6 and 8:30 p.m. inside Luxor Theater. Tickets start at $49, plus tax and applicable fees, are on sale now and can be purchased at mgmresorts.com, luxor.com and AGTVegasLive.com or by visiting any MGM Resorts International box office.  

For more information, please visit the official show site at: http://www.nbc.com/agt and the official press website at https://www.nbcumv.com

Follow “America’s Got Talent” on social media:    

·         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AGT  

·         Twitter: https://twitter.com/AGT   

·         YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/AmericasGotTalent  

·         Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agt/  

·         TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@agt  

·         Hashtag: #AGT  

Auditions for the next season of “America’s Got Talent” are currently underway. Interested acts can visit www.AGTAuditions.com to register for an upcoming audition city or to submit a video online.   

“America’s Got Talent” was created by Simon Cowell and is co-produced by Fremantle and Syco Entertainment. Cowell, Sam Donnelly and Jason Raff are the executive producers. 

Photo: Trae Patton/NBC

gaM 063 a new sneaker created by AOHSOA and 360 MAGAZINE

PAY IT FORWARD

During these tough economic times, we’ve decided to focus on practical, affordable gifts. Thus, we wanted to try to inspire those seeking a thoughtful gift for this period of transition, by compiling a complete menu that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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An exclusive partnership between AOHSOA × 360 MAGAZINE. A high quality tennis shoe perfect for painting the town red with clients. Eclectic prints which mimic a psychedelic, athleisure era – both designed in-house. Ideal for walks, jogging and gymnastics thanks to its visco-elastic better known as memory foam technology.

Rigorously tested for durability, they’re an ultramodern alternative to NIKE, Adidas shell toe and Reebok classics.

With two distinctive colorways that pay homage to The ‘Boogie Down’ Bronx‘s grafitti art scene, these melodic masterpieces possess a modest price point to achieve the unexpected.

Finally, a chic shoe in vibrant hues, combining style and functionality, to be worn in the gym and non-traditional work environments.

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gaM 063 a new sneaker created by AOHSOA and 360 MAGAZINE
<gaM 063> a new sneaker capsule created by AOHSOA and 360 MAGAZINE.

HARD ROCK HOME

From the textile manufacturers over at Sobel Westex, comes an eclectic seven piece bed set inspired by the Hard Rock marquee – a guitar. With designs which embody the essence of the greats such as Johnny Cash and Elvis, these sheets will have you leaping on a bed, strumming your stomach while lip syncing BB King. Fun yet affordable option for a guest room, dorm and/or sleeper. It’s offered in a rustic bandana blue pattern which mimics a pair of prewash. For the cost of a night stay at a modest hotel, it includes: 1 comforter, 2 Shams, 2 euro shams, and 2 decorative pillows. It’s a great purchase for that special someone in need of a slight push to began adultery. And, it makes almost any room feel harmonious. Machine wash, tumble dry, no iron.

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Hard Rock Home bedding listed in 360 MAGAZINE gift guide

ROBOROCK

Roborock is gearing up for this holiday season. From planning and decorating to the cluttered aftermath, Roborock has the cleaning tools to keep their homes tidy!

  • Dyad: Make wet and dry dirt disappear at a stroke with DyadPower this holiday season – The only dual roller motor, multi-roller wet/dry vacuum in the world! The 13000Pa suction vanishes dirty water leaving floors clean yet dry after the entire family has left. What’s more – the folding holder allows it to stand on its own, and the cordless design allows users to freely move from room to room.
  • Q5 Series: Driven by a 5200mAh battery to power longer cleans, the Roborock Q5+ features 2700Pa of suction power to easily suck up dirt and grime into the 2.5L dust bag of the Auto-Empty Dock Pure for hands-free cleaning while you’re busy with everything else. Runs on a PreciSense LiDAR Navigation System, unique to Roborock which creates a 3D map along with custom routines, multi-level mapping, as well as No-Go Zones & Invisible Walls. Compatible with Alexa, Google Home, and Siri, the Q5 utilizes advanced app control to create a customizable clean.
  • S7+ MaxV Ultra: Roborock’s smartest robot combo yet! The S7 MaxV Ultra provides an extremely convenient, totally hands-free cleaning experience. The dock even cleans itself too! The S7+ MaxV Ultra has more suction power than any previous Roborock robot vacuum, generating a maximum of 5100 Pa, picking up debris, hair, dust, and more from hard floors and carpets. Using its camera, this model can now recognize the furniture in your home and place them on the map automatically. It can also identify your floors in each room and recommend cleaning patterns and scrub intensity accordingly.

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Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra robotic vacuum and mop inside 360 MAGAZINE
Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra robotic vacuum and mop inside 360 MAGAZINE

JOHN MAYER ROLEX DAYTONA

Though green watch dials are still trending, the green dial Rolex Daytona hype, thanks to John Mayer, is finally over.

It’s finally the perfect time to invest in the Green Daytona of your dreams from SwissWatchExpo

Selling for over $125,000 at the peak of its popularity, the “John Mayer” Rolex has finally dropped in price to $81,000, making it the perfect time to buy.  

While it remains out of reach for most of us, the lucky few will see this as their time to shine.

Eugene Tutunikov, CEO of pre-owned luxury watch retailer, SwissWatchExpo, has followed this watch for years and finally saw the price of this Daytona fall in the last month after 14 months of its increasing price.  

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JOHN MAYER ROLEX DAYTONA IN 360 MAGAZINE
JOHN MAYER ROLEX DAYTONA IN 360 MAGAZINE

ROSE BOX NYC

A new school year is quickly approaching and what better way to get excited than designing your dream dorm with Rose Box NYC! These gorgeous bouquets are completely customizable, letting your personality be expressed through a variety of color combinations and decorative boxes. The best part? These flowers can actually live up to 3 years with the proper care and maintenance!

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MODERN ICE BUCKET

Whether you need ice to whip up cocktails or want to cool a bottle of wine, the TRUE Chill Modern Ice Bucket is the best ice bucket for all of your chilling endeavors.

Roomy, featherlight, and stylized, this modern ice bucket comes party-ready. It’s made of durable acrylic with cut-out handles allowing for easy mobility. Low-cut sides make it easy to swoop in and grab another bottle. Holds 4 wine bottles.

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Crisbi ice bucket in 360 MAGAZINE

CHARCUTERIE BOARD W/ KNIFE

This board will ensure your spread is on point for any occasion. It’s beautifully designed, featuring gorgeous end grain wood and an acacia spreader. The knife fits conveniently in grooves between the two sections. Turn it upside down for the perfect cutting board. Cleans up easily with a damp cloth.

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Charcuterie board by Crisbi via 360 MAGAZINE

ARTISTSCENT CANDLES

Celebrate the coming holidays with luxurious, fall-scented candles. Warm up your home and have it smelling fresh going into the new season with decadent fragrances.

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CHAMPS SPORTS COLLECTION

Today, Champs Sports has launched their new, Eastbay Performance Field Day CollectionChamps Sports developed this new collection, part of the brand’s Eastbay Performance line, for the modern athlete and includes both lifestyle and performance apparel. Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts and NIL basketball superstar Jared McCain show off the versatile new products in the collection’s corresponding campaign.  

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GLASS XTR2 + REPAIR PLAN

Glass XTR2 + ZAGG Screen Repair Guarantee Plan for the iPhone 14 family of smartphones. U.S. customers who purchase a Screen Repair Guarantee plan ($10) may register their phone for a one-time screen repair up to $250 if their iPhone 14 screen gets damaged with the XTR2 screen protector on the device. The plan is valid for up to one year from the date of purchase per device, and customers are limited to a one-time screen repair. This plan will also cover all future OEM smartphones for which we will make Glass XTR2. For FAQ click HERE.

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HYPERX CLOUD STINGER 2

Definitively the choice of a player for less than fifty dollars. In fact, a lot of them compare it to $200 versions. Cloud Stinger 2 maintains the fundamentals of the original HyperX Cloud Stinger, while refining them to meet an even wider range of gamers needs. Weighing in at under 300g, the headset is designed for aquality user experience with great sound and lightweight comfort. Cloud Stinger 2 utilizes large 50mm drivers to provide clearer audio, with earcups that rotate 90 degrees for adaptive fit and comfort aroundthe neck during breaks. The headset also features easy-access audio controls on the earcup and a swivel-to-mute, noise-canceling flexible microphone for added convenience, reduced background noise and clearvoice quality.

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HYPERX CLOUD STINGER 2 headset via 360 MAGAZINE
HYPERX CLOUD STINGER 2 headset via 360 MAGAZINE

La Tourangelle

From sourcing quality ingredients to small batch production, La Tourangelle’s products are authentic, sustainable, and crafted locally in California and France using traditional practices, and recently approved by everyone’s favorite tastemaker, Jonathan Van Ness.

  • NEW this year is La Tourangelle’s Black Truffle Infused Oil (250 ml – $24.99), robust and distinctive with complex earthy notes of damp forests and dried mushrooms that are characteristic of the French Périgord Truffle. This September, La Tourangelle will release two-pack gift box of Truffle Oils (price is TBD for now – let us know if you would be interested)with one White Truffle and one Black Truffle Infused Oil, the perfect gift for the home gourmand.
  • Or opt for is the classic stocking stuffer gift sets – the Favorites Trio ($22.99) with Walnut, Avocado, and Sesame oils, or the Infused Gift Trio ($20.99) with Garlic, Herb de Provence, and Basil oil.
  • And for a little something extra this festive season, La Tourangelle’s newest bold and bright launch, Extra Virgin Avocado Oil (250 ml – $11.99), or choose the classic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (500 ml – $9.99) or another new product, for the home cook in your life (or even the friend who can’t cook).
  • All of La Tourangelle’s products fit into the category of  “Gifts that Give Back” – 2% of the company’s profits and 5% of the company’s land in Woodland, Yolo County, CA are dedicated to the La Tourangelle Foundation – founded to support edible gardens within schools, regenerative agriculture, and food banks.

Where to buy? La Tourangelle oils can be purchased at Whole Foods Market, Kroger’s, Safeway, Publix, and Walmart, its website, and on Amazon.

La Tourangelle Avocado Oil featured inside 360 MAGAZINE
La Tourangelle Avocado Oil featured inside 360 MAGAZINE

MONDAINE WIFI WALL CLOCK

With the new MONDAINE stop2go WiFi wall clock, you can hang a piece of Iconic Swiss design culture above your office desk or on your living room wall. In addition to its unique design, the wall clock—featuring an aluminum case with a diameter of 25 cm—also offers sophisticated electronics that do not require yet another app on your phone to set the time. After inserting the batteries, you only have to press two small buttons next to the battery compartment simultaneously to activate the WiFi function. After connecting the watch to your smartphone (via the WiFi settings), it can be adjusted thanks to a user-friendly multilingual operating menu. For example, a different time zone can be selected, or daylight-saving time can be switched on and off.

The new MONDAINE Stop2Go WiFi wall clock will be available from mid-September 2022 at selected specialist retailers and at mondaine.com.

MONDAINE wifi wall clock in 360 MAGAZINE gift guides
MONDAINE wifi wall clock in 360 MAGAZINE gift guide

GUCCI DIVE

Gucci reinvents the GUCCI DIVE collection with the addition of four new watches made with bio-based materials and recycled steel. The choice to use plant-derived
plastic from renewable sources reflects the House’s ongoing commitment to reducing its environmental footprint and generating positive change for people and the planet.

GUCCI DIVE inside 360 MAGAZINE
GUCCI DIVE inside 360 MAGAZINE.
Marvel's DARK WEB: X-MEN featured in 360 MAGAZINE

MARVEL’S DARK WEB

This December, the two most famous wronged clones of the Marvel Universe will team up to take back what’s theirs! Madelyne Pryor, AKA the Goblin Queen, and Ben Reilly, now known as Chasm, will reignite an Inferno that will send Spider-Man and the X-Men into a spiral in DARK WEB! And they won’t be the only ones feeling the flames of Maddie and Ben’s revenge! In addition to the launch of the opening one-shot, December will bring on a series of tie-in issues and limited series and fans can get the full scoop right now!

The saga will be bookended by two one-shots, subtitled DUSK and DAWN, written by current Amazing Spider-Man scribe Zeb Wells and drawn by superstar artist Adam Kubert. DARK WEB #1 will reveal the true scope of Madelyne and Ben’s wicked alliance, what it means for Spider-Man and the X-Men, and the surprising role Venom will play. The sun is setting, dusk is approaching, and it’s going to be a long night.

Zeb Wells will continue the story in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16 with legendary artist Ed McGuinness. Peter Parker will have his hands full with back to back showdowns, starting with Venom. Find out exactly why Venom is helping Chasm and then, it’s time for the main event. That’s right, it’s Peter Parker vs. Ben Reilly, no-holds-barred in the craziest battle you’ve ever seen! Chasm secures his place in Spidey’s rogues’ gallery…as the one who finally vanquishes Peter Parker?!

December will also see the launch of DARK WEB: X-MEN, a three-issue limited series by X-Men writer Gerry Duggan and acclaimed New Mutants artist Rod Reis. In DARK WEB: X-MEN #1, chaos reigns in the streets of New York City as demon hordes pour forth from the realm of Limbo…a realm that until recently was ruled by Magik.  A realm now ruled by Cyclops’ ex. Also, Havok’s ex.  Also, a clone of Jean. The X-Men wade into the fray by taking on some of their darker history as the Goblin Queen returns for vengeance! The not-so-happy reunions continue in DARK WEB: X-MEN #2. Some reunions – like those with an evil ex who rules a dimension of demons – are not so great. Sometimes even having your AMAZING FRIENDS at your side isn’t enough to save things.

“You can’t go wrong with the X-Men and their Amazing Friend, Spider-Man. Limbo is attacking NY and threatening to ruin the holidays. Come for the Inferno, stay for Rod Reis!” Duggan told ComicBook.com.

Currently a supporting character in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel will also have a significant story arc during the event in her own limited series, DARK WEB: MS. MARVEL. From Sabir Pirzada, known for his work on Marvel’s Voices and Ms. Marvel on Disney+, and artist Francesco Mortarino in his exciting Marvel Comics debut comes a bold and badass new vision of Ms. Marvel! Fresh off her first few weeks working as an intern at Oscorp, Ms. Marvel finds herself as the last line of defense against a bunch of deadly and dangerous experiments going haywire thanks to Maddie and Ben’s demonic machinations! Things get even worse when Kamala finds herself in Limbo, with no choice but to fight her way out!

“I could not be more thrilled to return to Kamala’s world after writing her in Marvel’s Voices: Identity and getting a chance to help introduce her to the small screen on Disney+,” Pirzada told Newsarama. “This time around, Kamala’s facing a new challenge: the dangers of Limbo! And a few familiar faces – friends and foes – are bound to make some surprise appearances on this adventure!”

In Al Ewing and Bryan Hitch’s VENOM #14, secrets are revealed! Madeylne Pryor has plans for Eddie Brock and the symbiotes he can control – in this issue, she and her new ally CHASM bring them all to bear! Unwittingly turned into a slathering and terrifying monster you might recognize, Eddie Brock’s fears from the last year stand fully realized in this turning point for Al Ewing, Ram V, and Bryan Hitch’s enthralling run on the title!

Writer Christopher Cantwell and artist Lan Medina continue to explore Norman Osborn’s heroic journey in GOLD GOBLIN #2. The thought-provoking limited series will prove that being a super hero isn’t for everyone… After facing Chasm in DARK WEB #1, Norman Osborn will have to face another terrifying opponent in this issue who might cut Norman’s new super hero career short!

Announced last month, two of the greatest loves of Peter Parker’s life are in for a DARK WEB adventure of their own in MARY JANE & BLACK CAT. After taking the character of Black Cat on a whirlwind of adventures in recent years in back-to-back solo series and the current IRON CAT limited series, Jed MacKay will now continue his transformative work on Marvel’s premier super thief and this time, he’s taken MJ along for the ride! MacKay will be joined by artist Vincenzo Carratù—an up-and-coming talent making his exciting Marvel Comics debut. In this explosive and kick-ass limited series, Mary Jane Watson and Felicia Hardy find themselves thrown into one another’s paths and then into LIMBO! But SOMETHING HAS CHANGED WITH MJ! And she’s not the only one keeping secrets – Felicia’s got a guilty conscience and it’s playing havoc with their escape plan!

The DARK WEB is spun! Check out the complete event checklist and stay tuned for more DARK WEB news in the weeks ahead! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

Made in America Music Art Festival in Philadelphia via 360 MAGAZINE

MADE IN AMERICA FESTIVAL

MADE IN AMERICA‘S CAUSE VILLAGE, POWERED BY SHEIN, GIVES FESTIVAL-GOERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE CHANGEMAKERS VIA 21 ON-SITE PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATIONS 

The Philanthropic Hub Returns for the Tenth Year featuring REFORM Alliance, Share Food Program, Dare 2 Hope, and more

The highly anticipated JAY-Z curated two-day festival (Sept 3-4), Made in America, announced the 21 philanthropic organizations participating in their annual social good hub, Cause Village Powered by SHEIN, today. 
 
The music festival has held advocacy at its core since 2012, averaging 20,000 social actions taken each year. Organizations for the 2022 Cause Village focus on an array of causes, ranging from animal welfare, arts & culture, criminal & social justice reform, education, youth development, health & wellness, and voter rights, and more. 
 
Cause Village has continued to make an impact on not only the Made in America festival and attendees, but in the greater Philadelphia community,” said Dania Diaz, Managing Director, Team Roc. “We are really looking forward to giving these Cause Village organizations another opportunity to be involved in this effort to engage and bring awareness to the issues that affect our everyday lives.” 
 
This year marks Made in America‘s 10th year of performances, boasting a powerful and diverse lineup with headliners Bad Bunny and Tyler, The Creator. Since its inception, the festival has brought the biggest names in music and up-and-coming superstars to the City of Brotherly Love, while remaining rooted in the city’s culture. The festival has generated over $150 million in economic impact for the city of Philadelphia since its inception in 2012. 
 
“Share Food Program is excited to be with Made in America this year as we’ll be able to share our goals with the rest of the Philadelphia community,” said George Matysik, Executive Director of Share Food Program. “We’re thrilled to be able to be involved in such an engaging environment as we’ll be able to form meaningful connections with other passionate people in the community.” 
 
“We are looking forward to being present at the festival this year to raise awareness on breaking the stigmas surrounding mental health while promoting a healthy lifestyle,” said Sarah-Ashley Andrews, MS, Founder of Dare 2 Hope. “Music is a helpful tool in managing mental health and a positive way to build a solid foundation through hobbies and the connections we make along the way.” 
 
Current list of Cause Village organizations with more to be included: 

For the latest on the Made in America Festival visit HERE and their social channels, @miafest on Instagram, @miafest on TikTok, @MIAFestival on Twitter and @MadeInAmericaFest on Facebook. 

SOMMERRO IN OSLO

Nordic Hotels & Resorts has announced today the grand opening of its newest luxury hotel, Sommerro, located in the heart of Frogner in Oslo’s West End. One of Europe’s most anticipated launches of 2022, the urban retreat is set within the former headquarters of Oslo Lysverker, the city’s original electrical company, and is energizing the neighborhood and its surroundings with a new sense of creative spirit that pays tribute to Norway’s cultural heritage. Providing a home away from home for both travelers and locals, the iconic 231-room Art Deco hotel is complete with 56 branded residences, seven restaurants and bars, meeting and event spaces with capacity for up to 150 people, a 100-seat gilded theater, a landmark wellness space with a fully-equipped gym, and the city’s first year-round rooftop pool, sauna, and terrace.

“Sommerro is more than a hotel. It is an iconic building housing years of history, located in one of Oslo’s most vibrant and exciting areas. We want everyone to feel at home at Sommerro, whether you are a guest or a local seeking a place to hang out with friends, work, or simply relax in beautiful surroundings,” said Petter A. Stordalen, Founder of Nordic Choice Hotels, now known as Strawberry. “We believe that Sommerro will take Oslo to the next level of hospitality, and I am really looking forward to opening the doors to this fantastic project, bringing the building back to life for more generations to come.”

Bespoke Architecture, Design, and Artwork

Sommerro pays homage to a fusion of neoclassical contemporary aesthetics with original historic elements that have been meticulously restored and developed by local firm LPO Architects in collaboration with New York- and London-based studio GrecoDeco. Sommerro was designed as a community in its own right which extends into all aspects of its design, with diverse areas that feel approachable and welcoming to all. The hotel’s thoughtfully designed social spaces and six varied guest room categories, from snug Loft rooms to lavish Junior and Heritage Suites, are embellished with opulent Art Deco details and lush textiles, including oak parquet flooring, custom-designed furnishings upholstered with 1930s Norwegian motifs, hand-knotted rugs, beds from innovative Swedish sleep brand Hilding Anders, and slick bathrooms with custom tiles.

Curated by internationally acclaimed museum director and art critic, Sune Nordgren, the hotel is adorned with an extensive art collection by emerging local artists. The contemporary collection is complimented with a host of original artworks from the 1930s iconic Norwegian artist Per Krohg, including a giant wall fresco in the main hall, a ceiling mural that nods to the building’s heritage highlighting life after the wonders of electricity, and a mosaic feature wall in the basement of the former public baths. Art enthusiasts can enjoy hosted show-rounds of Per Krohg’s collection by local museum curators and the hotel can also arrange private guided tours of Art Deco artwork in the nearby newly opened National Museum.

Curated Cultural Program

With respect to Frogner’s classic and creative neighborhood spirit, a vibrant community brimming with chic boutiques, antique stores, museums, and art galleries, Sommerro will be an open and inspiring house designed to revolutionize the city’s hospitality landscape where visitors and locals alike can gather together to experience a range of immersive programming and activities across its buzzing social spaces. Curated by resident jazz musician and composer, Maren Selvaag, the hotel’s dynamic pop-up music and cultural events inspired by the flourishing music scene of the 1930s will kick off in September with performances by British magician Jon Ensor appearing as The Stranger at Lysverker Scene, the hotel’s own 100-seat gilded theatre that takes its cues from the decadent glamour of old Hollywood and Europe’s grand opera houses. Other regular highlights will include performances from the Sommerro Soul Band and a series of Brunch & Film Classics, with iconic movies screened in Kinoen, a cinema inspired by Tancred Ibsen, the filmmaker who introduced Norway to its first feature film with sound in 1931.

Nordic Cuisine with a Twist

Set to become one of Oslo’s most coveted culinary destinations, Sommerro features seven restaurants and bars, including the city’s only rooftop restaurant, and outposts from local favorites Barramon, a Spanish tapas and wine bar, and Plah, one of the city’s most popular restaurants showcasing elevated cuisine by Norway’s “Best Thai Chef” Terje Ommundsen, which will also offer an exclusive chef’s table experience. Ekspedisjonshallen, an all-day dining spot located in the former hall where the public once paid their electricity bills, comes to life with regular musical performances and a lively cocktail bar on an original sunken floor that serves drinks inspired by the Roaring Twenties. Alongside this decadence, Sommerro will also lead the way with an alcohol-free mixology program, this wellness trend has been spearheaded by bar manager Louika Blouti who has created an innovative menu, named The Prohibitionists. Adjacent to Ekspedisjonshallen is To Søstre – an elegant home for afternoon teas served on decadent cake trolleys, and accompanied by regular classical concerts with a self-playing Steinway Grand Piano, one of the few in Norway. The tea has been designed by British executive head chef, Jonathan Howell and implemented by an award-winning pastry team, it will change according to the season with traditional savory and sweet treats that have a unique Sommerro twist. Further boosting Oslo’s world-class culinary scene, Tak Oslo is a Nordic-Japanese restaurant by award-winning Swedish chef Frida Ronge featuring hyper-local, seasonal dishes using sustainable Norwegian produce and seafood. As the only rooftop restaurant in the city, TAK Oslo will be the place to be seen.

Commitment to Sustainability

As Norway’s largest-ever preservation project, Sommerro upholds and enhances Nordic Hotels & Resorts’ commitment to eco-sustainability, focusing on traditional sustainable elements that prioritize the environment while also emphasizing mental health and career advancement internally along with support of locally owned businesses and community initiatives. This humanistic interest takes a holistic shape through the hotel’s ‘Sommerro Standards’, nine benchmarks that guide all day-to-day operations, partnerships, and hotel philosophies. The hotel has made a commitment to using quality green materials for products and services; sourcing sustainable seafood and local produce; investing in long-lasting relationships with some of Norway’s greatest and greenest businesses and creators, such as social entrepreneurship Sisters in Business that employs female immigrants who create textiles and repair broken items;  sustainable footwear brand New Movements to provide shoes for all its staff as part of the uniform; and Røros Tweed who produce high-quality wool products based on a centuries-old local crafts tradition. Sommerro will be powered on 100 percent renewable energy; provide bikes for guests to rent; offer EV parking with free charging, encourage suppliers to use zero emission transport; and ban all plastic water bottles within the hotel.

 

Sommerro has also implemented an 8-hour rule for employees to ensure work-life balance is always considered – 8 hours of work, 8 hours of fun, and 8 hours of sleep. The hotel prides itself on fostering a truly inclusive, collaborative, and enjoyable home for both employees and visitors alike.

Urban Wellness Retreat

Opening in November, Vestkantbadet, one of Norway’s last remaining public baths from 1932, has been restored to its former glory and reimagined as an 15,000-square-foot subterranean urban wellness retreat, the largest of any city hotel across the Nordic countries. Designed as a haven for health and mindfulness, Vestkantbadet, adorned with a glorious Per Krohg mosaic wall, will feature a series of treatment rooms, original restored Roman baths, infrared sauna, gym, and cold plunge pool offering a traditional Nordic thermotherapy experience. Going beyond the conventional, Sommerro is the first hotel in the Nordics to offer specialist medical aesthetic treatments, along with a range of additional innovative therapies including laser therapy, Wim Hof-style cold water breathing technique sessions, nutritionist workshops, two-day electric sauna boat retreats on the fjord in partnership with KOK, masterclasses with a sleep expert, and complimentary Why We Sleep books in the guestrooms.

Introducing Villa Inkognito

As the second stage in this exciting launch, Sommerro will open Villa Inkognito in March 2023. Housed in a former private residence that dates back to 1870, this 11-suite retreat is adjacent to the hotel with a private entrance and will offer the option to be rented in its entirety. The villa will boast several opulent living rooms, an open kitchen, an intimate bar, a fitness room in the basement and a lovely outdoor area. Its interior design will feature a mix of magnificent antiques, original artwork, decorative details and classic Scandinavian furnishings. Guests can enjoy the privacy of their own villa with full access to all of the amenities and services offered at Sommerro. Villa Inkognito bookings are now open.

Rates at Sommerro, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ prestigious Legend Collection, start from USD$250 per double room including breakfast. For more information, visit www.sommerrohouse.com.

 

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IRON MAN

On the eve of the character’s 60th anniversary, Iron Man will begin a new era this December. Writer Gerry Duggan (X-Men) and artist Juan Frigeri (Avengers) will kick off a new run of IRON MAN’s solo title that will bring Tony Stark to his darkest depths only to rise greater than ever before! INVINCIBLE IRON MAN will follow Christopher Cantwell’s thought-provoking run on the title that concludes in November’s IRON MAN #750, the upcoming milestone issue that will give fans their first glimpse of what’s to come in this new chapter. The ongoing series will begin with Tony reflecting on the highs and lows of his 60 years of history, including digging up some classic armors and confronting old wounds, to overcome a devastating defeat at the hands of a Marvel villain who’s been making big waves throughout the Marvel Universe recently.

It all ends here? Tony Stark, the genius-billionaire-playboy-philanthropist, has lost it all: his wealth…his fame…his friends. But Stark doesn’t realize he still has so much more to lose, especially when a mystery villain puts out a hit on him! Every assassin around the Marvel Universe has come out of the shadows for Tony — and he has no idea who hired them! Will this cavalcade of killers close the book on Iron Man? It’s the beginning of the end, as the Golden Avenger must fight for his life and find out what it really means to hit rock bottom.

“It’s my privilege to try and follow Christopher Cantwell and his collaborators’ stellar run on IRON MAN heading into an anniversary year,” Duggan said. “Juan and I are going to introduce a new menace that is gunning for Tony Stark and his greatest creation. We have an epic tale for Stark and plans for old foes, including flashbacks to some of his classic armors. How about a little Silver Centurion for his diamond anniversary? Armor up, you’re gonna need it.”

Check out the cover by Kael Ngu and stay tuned for more news about the title and the other ways Marvel Comics will be honoring Iron Man’s 60th anniversary next year. For more information, visit Marvel.com.

Kevin Hart and The Children’s Place announce New reading center in East Harlem via 360 Magazine

CHILDREN’S PLACE × KEVIN HART

Tuesday, July 26th, at 8:30 AM, The Children’s Place and A-list celebrity partner Kevin Hart were in Harlem for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

By kicking off The Children Place’s heartwarming community learning center campaign, the brand, alongside Hart children’s book author, father, and comedian, unveiled a refreshed reading area for the East Harlem community. Children are able to enjoy ahead of the back-to-school season. 

This newly reimagined NY-based reading space will be the first of 10 dedicated children’s reading spaces across the country which will serve as fun and engaging areas to learn.  

The refurbished Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center will include learning materials from The Children’s Place partner, BIC, creative and comfortable furnishings, 2,000 donated books from ThriftBooks, a celebrity read-along and attendance from NYC government officials.

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Exciting Places to Visit in New Zealand 

Nature has exquisitely crafted New Zealand with extreme delicacy and surreal beauty. Whether you are looking for a solo or family trip, New Zealand is the best holiday destination. The place belongs to a staggering arena with natural wonders beautifying every small space. New Zealand always remains people’s dream destination due to its snow-capped mountain peaks, coastal glaciers, sparkling covers, rain forests, dark caves, and various rivers for travelers to explore. 

One of the largest geothermal areas of the world, Rotorua allows visitors to explore hissing springs and bubbling ponds. Talking about sports, New Zealand has a dramatic topography and is considered a hot spot for encouraging sports. There are so many beautiful places to visit in New Zealand it becomes difficult for tourists to ultimately revise their bucket lists and make some real selections as they plan their trip and choose the best activities. We’ve put together a guide here https://www.the360mag.com/ that may help you plan one out. Here are some of the top-rated places to visit in the country. 

Bay of Islands in North Island

From Auckland, a three-hour drive to the captivating Bay of Islands is considered one of the most well-known vacation destinations in New Zealand. The Island is a collection of more than 144 islands with a sparkling bay. This makes it a place apt for yachting and sailing. The fertile water is home to various penguins, whales, dolphins, and marlins. 

The area is famous for spot-fishing and visitors can hike along the island trails. One can explore the coast, make a tour over Cape Brett, visit the famous Hole in the Rock and also explore subtropical forests. 

Queenstown in South Island

Nestled between the snowy mountains of the Remarkables and the coasts of shimmering lakes Wakatipu, Queenstown is considered New Zealand’s adventure capital and one of the top destinations for visitors. There are many things to do here for fueling your adrenaline, these are jet boating, bungee jumping, paragliding, mountain biking, white water rafting, etc. 

Apart from these adventurous activities, visitors get to explore the stupendous alpine scenery on the network of trails. Along with these, Queenstown offers to create comforts with spas, restaurants, first-class hotels, shops, and galleries. One can go sightseeing in the Central Otago arena. 

Gaming Centres 

While New Zealand offers various holiday destinations to its tourists, it also has multiple entertainment and game centers for them. One needs to find something entertaining in the province as well to make their trip better and more exciting. Some of the best gaming centers in New Zealand are Skyline Queenstown, The Aviator Experience, Velocity Karts, and so on. 

Along with these gaming centers New Zealand also has tons of online gaming platforms for travelers loving casino games. With platforms such as https://www.casinoreviews.net.nz/, you get a comprehensive list of the most popular and credible casinos that are in New Zealand along with the best ways to enhance your online experience as you play your favorite game. Even if you are new to the world of casinos, the expert tips will make it really easy for you to choose the best online platform for you. All this makes New Zealand a perfect destination for gaming fanatics as well as explorers. 

Tongariro National Park and Lake Taupo

One of the glittering spots of New Zealand and the largest lake Lake Taupo lies at the center of North Island. Just a few kilometers from here is the Tongariro National Park. This is called the dual world heritage site because of its breathtaking volcanic features and significance to Maori culture. 

The peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro, and Ruapehu are gifted to New Zealand to preserve the land’s beauty. Tongariro is one of the oldest parks in New Zealand popular for its dramatic beauty with turquoise lakes, towering volcanoes, alpine meadows, hot springs, and plateaus. Fun things that can be done here include camping, hiking trails, walking in parks, and visiting nearby places. 

Rotorua in North Island 

Rotorua is located in the cataclysmic Pacific Ring of Fire and is one of the most dynamic geothermal regions worldwide. This can be termed as a land of speaking earth. Hissing geysers, boiling mud pools, steaming thermal springs and volcanic craters betray the impacts of New Zealand’s panoramic topography. 

Tourists can walk past these geothermal wonders and watch these steaming springs while they are bored visiting exquisite beauty in the country. This place gives a natural excitement to the visitors along with its immediate beauty. The ones who are in search of adventure will find many things to do here including sky diving and mountain biking. However, Wai-O-Tapu is a popular tourist spot near Rotorua that shows colorful hot springs. 

Final Words

New Zealand is a happy breeze to tour around and offers one of the most enjoyable adventure sports to its tourists. These adventure sports include jet boating, white water rafting, luging, skydiving, heli-skiing, hiking, and many more. The country is also home to the highest bungee-jumping adventures in the world. You can read more about it here https://theculturetrip.com/

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How to Save Money on Road Trips as Gas Prices Soar

Summer is right around the corner, which means one thing: road trips! But with gas prices skyrocketing, how can you save money on your road trip? Maybe you shopped around for the best deal on your car and secured the best auto loan rates to save money, but now gas prices are spiking and the cost of living continues to rise. If you’re considering a road trip this summer, there are still ways to save to ensure that your trip doesn’t break the bank. 

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this blog post, we will discuss a variety of ways that you can save money while traveling. Whether you’re taking a cross-country road trip or just driving to the beach, these tips will help you keep more money in your pocket. So read on and start planning your perfect summer road trip!

Make sure your car is in good condition before you hit the road – tune-ups, oil changes, and tire rotations can help you save on gas

Anyone who has ever been on a road trip knows that it can be a great way to see the country and spend time with family or friends. However, they can also be quite expensive, especially if your car isn’t in good condition. Tune-ups, oil changes, and tire rotations can help you save on gas, and making sure your car is in good condition before you hit the road will help you avoid costly breakdowns. 

Planning ahead is key – start by mapping out your route and figuring out where you can save on gas

If you’re planning a road trip, there are a few things you can do to save money on gas. First, map out your route and look for ways to minimize driving. If you can take highways instead of back roads, for example, you’ll use less gas. Second, try to avoid rush hour traffic whenever possible. Not only will this help you save gas, but it will also make your trip more enjoyable. Third, plan your stops ahead of time and look for gas stations that offer discounts. Finally, make sure your car is in good shape before you hit the road. This includes checking your tires and making sure your engine is running efficiently. 

You can also drive a car with better fuel efficiency and that will help you save money on gas. If you are also in the market for a new car, there are ways that you can save money when buying a car. Otherwise, you could consider renting a car for your trip. Calculating the cost of gas in a fuel guzzler with the cost of renting a fuel-efficient car or EV would help you to make that decision. 

Find hotels and restaurants that offer discounts for travelers

If you’re planning a road trip, you’ll want to find ways to save money on hotels and restaurants. Luckily, there are plenty of discounts available for travelers. Many hotel chains offer discounts for AAA members, seniors, and military personnel. You can also often find special rates by booking directly through the hotel’s website or calling the hotel to ask about discounts. When it comes to restaurants, look for eateries that offer daily specials or happy hour deals. You can also ask about group discounts if you’re traveling with a large group. With a little advance planning, you can easily find ways to save money on your road trip.

Bring your own food and drinks, rather than buying them on the road

A road trip can be a great way to see the country and spend time with family or friends. However, it can also be a budget buster if you’re not careful. One of the main ways to save money on a road trip is to bring your own food and drinks, rather than buying them on the road. Not only will this save you money, but it will also help you to eat healthier and have more control over your diet. If you’re worried about space, consider packing non-perishable items that can easily be stored in your trunk or back seat. And don’t forget the cooler! By bringing your own food and drinks, you’ll be able to enjoy your road trip without breaking the bank.

If possible, try to avoid traveling during peak times (summer weekends, for example)

A road trip can be a great way to see the country and spend time with family or friends. However, it can also be a significant expense. To save money on a road trip, it is best to avoid traveling during peak times. Summer weekends are typically the busiest times on the roads, which means that hotels and other accommodations will be more expensive. Additionally, gas prices tend to be higher during these times as well. 

If possible, try to plan your road trip for weekdays or during off-peak months. This will help you save money on travel costs and allow you to enjoy a less crowded trip.

Alex Monopoly creates Rags to Richie nft which displays in times Square during nft nyc via 360 MAGAZINE

MONOPOLY × NFT.NYC

During NFT.NYC, renowned NYC artist Alec Monopoly will be dropping the trailer for his upcoming ‘Rags to Richie‘ collection on billboards in Times Square.

The Rags to Richie project is a 10,000-piece NFT art collection of Monopoly character ‘Lil’ Richie Rich’, which already has momentum within its more than 34,000 member-strong community. 

Produced by An Le – the director of Balenciaga’s 2022 digital campaign – the video is an immersive minute-long trailer thrusts viewers into a “Rags to Richie” universe.