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Ten Interesting Facts About Chinese New Year

If you didn’t get the most out of your western new year celebration, perhaps you can get a second chance. Chinese New Year begins on February 1, 2022, and some of the celebrations outshine even Times Square.

Many people in the west don’t know much about this holiday. However, it is one of the most important to those of this heritage. Here are 10 interesting facts about Chinese New Year to guide your private celebrations.

1. This Year Is the Year of the Rat

Chinese astrology has 12 signs like the western one. However, they don’t correspond to different times of the year but rather the year itself. For example, everyone born in 1985 is an ox, and those born in 1986 are tigers. Like western astrology, some signs are considered more compatible than others.

This year marks the year of the rat. This animal symbolizes wealth and surplus because of its rapid reproduction rate. People born in this year have lucky colors of blue, gold, and green. Lilies and African violets make auspicious gifts if you’re congratulating the parent of a newborn.

2. It’s the Longest Chinese Holiday

Chinese New Year is also known as Lunar New Year or Spring New Year. It’s the longest Chinese holiday, lasting a hair over two weeks. It begins on Chinese New Year’s Eve and ends on the 15th day of the month.

The public holiday might cause some surprises for travelers to the region, as many things shut down so people can celebrate. Most public employees enjoy at least seven days off work at the beginning of the festive season. Prepare for a few more supply chain woes during this time.

3. It Doesn’t Fall on Any Specific Date

Chinese New Year is similar to Christian Easter celebrations in that the festivities don’t begin on any one specific date. Rather, the party commences on the first new moon appearing between January 21 and February 20.

Please don’t be fooled. Yes, the festivities begin on the first of the month this year. Next year, things get off to an earlier start on January 22.

4. It Causes the Biggest Fireworks Display in the World

Chinese New Year celebrations in Beijing and around the globe feature some of the most extensive fireworks displays on earth. Each year, pyrotechnicians create more stunning designs. The tradition goes back to the mythology surrounding this festive time.

According to legend, a terrible monster with the features of a lion, unicorn, and ox lived in the mountains. At the end of each year, it would descend upon civilization, destroying crops and livestock and even killing people. The villagers called the beast “Nian.”

However, the villagers soon discovered the monster shied away from loud noises, bright lights, and the color red. In one version of the tale, the people crafted an equally fearful monster out of cloth and bamboo, animated by men underneath. This legend inspires the lion dances at many Chinese New Year parades and celebrations.

In another, a young village boy discovered burning dry bamboo created a cracking sound that terrified the beast. Armed with these firecrackers, he drove the monster from the land. This version of the tale explains why fireworks play an extensive role in the celebration.

However, this year’s celebrations might be a bit quieter than in the past, due to air pollution concerns. Shanghai has banned all fireworks in inner-city areas, employing hundreds of thousands of volunteers to fine violators. Beijing hasn’t forbidden displays but has indicated they will enact restrictions if air pollution levels climb into the orange or red.

5. It Also Causes the Largest Human Migration

However, a lack of big bangs won’t keep those of Chinese heritage from visiting their kin. The celebration is attended by millions of people, spurring a tradition called chunyun, when people return to their home villages to reunite with their families.

However, the pandemic threatens to delay such plans yet again this year. The Chinese government issued guidance restricting non-essential travel and encouraging folks to stay at home. Those who choose to venture forth must take COVID tests and quarantine upon reaching their destination. Experts predict that only half as many people will travel compared to normal years.

6. It’s a Day for Worshiping the Gods

The Chinese pantheon contains many gods. Many families use this time to worship Tsai Shen, the god of wealth. They burn incense and light fireworks to invite him into their homes in the early hours of New Year’s Day. They also attend temples to worship and pay respect.

According to the legend, Tsai Shen ascends to heaven on the second day after the new year, once he receives his offerings. People burn pictures as they pray for a more prosperous year. They seal the deal by eating dumplings, once said to resemble ancient bags of precious metal.

7. But You Dare Not Tidy Up Your House

Chinese New Year invites good luck to your body and home. Therefore, you shouldn’t take a shower or clean on this holy day. Doing so might sweep the good fortune right out your front door.

However, that’s not to say you should welcome the new year in a pigsty. Traditionally, people clean the day before the celebration to sweep the old bad luck away. They then adorn their doorways with red to frighten Nian.

8. Children Receive Money in Red Envelopes

The children are the future. As a symbol of coming wealth, the little ones receive money in red envelopes, indicating coming prosperity.

If you have little ones at home, this tradition is a charming way to introduce your kids to Chinese New Year. Who wouldn’t like waking up to an envelope tucked under their pillow? They didn’t even have to sacrifice a tooth!

9. The Holiday Comes With Spectacular Desserts

Food is a key part of any celebration. Chinese New Year brings out the sweet stuff.

People eat almond cookies and fortune cookies. Sticky cake is eaten to appease the Chinese kitchen god so that he will smile favorably on the family’s behavior in the coming year. Folks also enjoy rice pudding, preserved kumquats, and sweet red bean soup.

10. It Even Has a Special Wine

Traditionally, folks wash down their sweet treats with baijiu, or Chinese white wine made from fermented sorghum. It’s also made from glutinous rice, wheat, and barley.

However, you can substitute any alcoholic beverage of your choice. You don’t have to wait until midnight to pop the bubbly!

Interesting Facts About Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is one of the most widely celebrated holidays globally. Each year, billions ring in a fresh start with fireworks, special traditions, and parties galore. This holiday is steeped in tradition. May these interesting facts about Chinese New Year inspire you to greet 2022 one more time!

Nine Tips to Make Sure You’ll Have a Successful Business Trip to Dallas

When your boss tells you that you’re going to Dallas for a business trip, whether it’s for work or pleasure, the first thing on your mind is probably “What should I pack?” and “How long will I be there?”  But before you even think about what to bring, there are some things you need to make sure of first.

How to Plan a Successful Business Trip to Dallas  

1. Book early.


Before you get on the plane to Dallas it’s important that you book your hotel room and transportation to/from the airport. This way, when you land in Dallas all of your primary concerns will be taken care of.

There are some exceptions where booking early doesn’t work out-like if you’re going for a big conference or eating at popular destination restaurants-but don’t assume that there won’t be availability. Just use common sense and make sure that everything’s booked before you get there.

2. Have a place to stay once you get to the airport.

There are lots of cheap hotels near the Dallas Fort Worth Airport that you can book when you get to the airport. You don’t want this to be a last-minute decision because then it’s much harder to have everything in one place.

3. Have a hotel room near the business area if you’re going for work.

If your work is located around the business district, choose a hotel room near your work so you won’t have too far to travel in between meetings or after dinner events. This may mean staying in an area further from nightlife but if clubs and bars are what you’re looking for, there are plenty of them all over DFW anyway.

4. Find a suitable hotel that isn’t expensive but still offers a clean and quiet environment.

If you’re going for work, then the last thing you want to do is spend too much on a hotel. It’s important that your company pays for it but if they don’t pay enough and you have extra money, find a suitable hotel in the $100-$200/night range so you can relax after work and also get some sleep before heading back at it early the next morning. Make sure there aren’t too many noisy people near your room during the night as well.

5. Book a DFW airport car rental. 

When it comes down to it, the most important thing is enjoying yourself when you have time off from work. This means getting around Dallas in the easiest way possible.

If you haven’t driven before in this city, then consider getting a reliable dfw car rental service. It’ll be cheaper than taking an expensive cab and much more useful than relying on public transportation.

6. Make sure your hotel is close to some of the big attractions.

Depending on how long your business trip lasts, be sure to enjoy some of the awesome attractions around Dallas so you don’t feel like you’ve wasted your time in Texas. Have a rental car that will give you the freedom to get around the city easily. Dallas according to Travel + Leisure, is known for sports locations and art galleries.

7. Prepare for the unknown.

When going on a business trip, you never know what kind of issues may arise so have a backup plan in case something comes up. Bring essentials with you like a toothbrush and a change of clothes in your carry-on bag in case you get stranded somewhere overnight.

8. Have a great dinner somewhere.

Sometimes during business trips, it’s hard for everyone to agree on where to eat dinner since all sorts of different types of people are included in that group who may have different tastes when it comes to food. Ensure that you have a great dinner that everyone can enjoy so you can get back to doing whatever’s most important for your trip. The Food Network has a list of 20 restaurants to try in Dallas.

9. Get a good night’s sleep.

Your last day should be spent relaxing at your hotel or seeing any sights that are still left on your “to see” list amidst all the running around during business hours. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep since that’ll be necessary for your trip back home.

Business Trips to Dallas Don’t Have to Be So Hard

Your business trips to Dallas don’t have to be so hard if you plan ahead of time! That’s why it’s important to check out some places around the Dallas Fort Worth airport before you arrive so you can really take advantage of everything the city has to offer.

Dallas, Texas is known as “The Big D” because of the big buildings, big area attractions and big fun that you’ll have during your visit. Just make sure you know how to get around Dallas before visiting so the entire trip can go smoothly.

 

Lamborghini Huracán STO

“Can perform a corner without losing its speed, there is no secret, only a matter of overall balance.” Andrea Caldarelli 

By: Conan Zhang, Elle Grant × Vaughn Lowery  

The Lamborghini Huracán first debuted at the 2014 Geneva auto show, and it is nearing 17,500 sales nationally, making the Huracán of the most popular cars in the United States. In the year 2022, This legendary model displays its prowess in a powerful performance! The “Super Trofeo Omologato,” in short as STO, is making its name in the Lamborghini Huracán family.

The Huracán STO is the most powerful Huracán ever made, created with only one goal: to deliver the most genuine feeling of a track car in the body of a road-legal machine. The car is inspired by the racing heritage of Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s one-make race series, featuring the Super Trofeo EVO and also GT3 EVO model, which won 3 times at the  24 hours Daytona and twice at the 12 hour Sebring race. In this car model, drivers are provided with the opportunity to enjoy the ultimate race experience every time they take to the road. 

Once again, 360 Magazine is excited to be invited to the exclusive Lamborghini Lounge NYC; the opening of this site coincides with the debut of Huracán STO! This private space is located at 533 W 26th Street in the heart of the Chelsea district. The space was designed in an extravagant way offering us and other users the most luxurious experiences. The sound system in the room provided by Bang & Olufsen brings forth a progressive listening experience, maximizing the atmosphere of rallies and parties that can be held in the space. All the rooms here feature Italian furniture by Living Divani, while the kitchen is furnished by La Dolce Vita, allowing all the guests to not only enjoy driving Italian but also living Italian. Most excitingly, 360 had the chance to see and drive the 2022 Lamborghini Huracán STO with the guide with a Formula 1 Racer from the Lounge.  

Design 

The exterior is designed to achieve the balance of being both powerful and functional. It inherits the appearance of the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO while being even more aggressive! The usage of carbon fiber in the model makes up 75% of the body panels, which means every part viewable to the consumer’s eye is made of carbon fiber. This unique configuration makes the car 88 pounds lighter than the Performante model. 

The one thing extraordinarily unique about the design is in the front of the car. It is called the “Cofango” – a specially designed body component that incorporates the front hood and fender. It looks like a stylish clamshell made purely of carbon fiber resting on the head of the car and it can be lifted as a whole. 

When we move our sight to the back of the car, there is an exaggerated double-profile rear race wing that can be adjusted into 3 positions. It will provide 714-925 pounds of downforce, equivalent to the weight of a highland cow! On top of the car is a central shark-fin along with several air scoops that helps drag optimization and an ideal aerodynamic performance. Compared with the Performante model, this vehicle is 37% more aerodynamic efficient. 

Compared with the 2021 Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD Spyder, which 360 had the opportunity to test drive last month, the drag coefficient is much better on the STO model, as the EVO is a Spyder version where the drag force is extremely high with the top down. 

Performance 

The rear-wheel-drive not only contributes to making this car’s ability to drift and turn in a more sophisticated way but also assists in making the car lighter than the AWD models. It is equipped with rear steering that makes handling even more precise. With a V10 naturally aspirated 640 hp (470 kW) power plant, it produces a torque of 565 Nm, at 6,500 rpm. These components combined provide an acceleration of 0-62 mph in 3.0 seconds, 0-124 mph in 9.0 seconds, and a top speed of 192 mph. 

The brakes on this car absolutely provide us with a race evocative adrenaline! The CCMR Braking System, which is directly derived from F1, is now built into the carbon-ceramic brakes that help stop this speed monster in 3 seconds when driving at 62 mph. 

Technology 

When we settle into the driver’s seat, there features a delicate touch screen on the center of the console. New Human Machine Interface (HMI) is equipped on the car, which helps the users to control the drive mode, monitor tire pressures, and tracks brake temperatures. The car is exactly what is needed to be a champion on the track day on the weekend without sacrificing the high-end features of a technologically advanced model. What is more satisfying is that the STO Connected Telemetry System will record a splendid performance which drivers can use to check our phones anytime and everywhere. 

There are 3 driving modes that one can choose on the steering wheel – STO mode which is for daily driving, Trofeo mode which is for a fast and furious track driving experience, and Pioggia mode that adds huge traction designed expressly for driving on the wet surface.

Besides those technical features that help monitor the Huracán’s day-to-day performance, this car also features more classic modern features such as Apple Car Play and USB cables for convenience on the daily commute!

Conclusion 

This stunning beast of a vehicle starts at USD 327,838, which is surely more expensive than the RWD Huracán EVO. People may doubt whether it is worthwhile spending more on a car that is both a daily vehicle and born for the track. The answer, from experience, is this STO model is a supercar of its kind and features peak performance qualities across the board – the STO stands in a class of its own. In a look towards the future, Lamborghini has announced that they will go completely hybrid on all model lines beginning in 2024. Despite this development, we are glad to still be living in an era where the STO still shines on stage, or rather, the track. 

Pre-order now.

Photos by: Anthony Marotta

Edited by: Jeff Langlois

Five Accessories You’ll Need this Year

Are you one of those people that booked their vacation for 2022 six months ago? Well, good for you! But in the meantime, what accessories are you going to need this year to complete your look?

Here are five must-haves that will have you looking stylish all season long.

1. Sunglasses

There’s nothing like catching some rays on the beach in 2022, but if you’re going to be lounging in the sand this year, make sure you bring along your sunglasses. Hard or soft lenses? It doesn’t matter. Just make sure they are polarised with UV protection (because that’s what all the cool girls are doing).

Depending on your preferences, you can also go for the clip on sunglasses. These glasses are the perfect accessory for the beach, a concert, or a casual walk. Don’t forget to take beautiful photographs in the sunglasses and reminisce about the good times.

2. Interesting Bag

Who says your purse has to be boring? Here are a few interesting bags that you can carry with you this year.

• Crossbody bags: For the girls who are always on the go, what better accessory to take along than a crossbody bag? It’s also called a messenger because of its design. This allows you to carry your essentials but has a slight slouch that is definitely more stylish.

• Fanny pack: The fanny pack is making a comeback, and it’s going to be popular this year! It can also be worn as a belt bag or a waist pack. With its smaller size, it will even fit inside your purse. You can wear these packs at festivals, hiking, and travel or even at the office.

• Purses: Purses are back in style, and people will be carrying small bags again (because bigger is not always better). You can get one of these unique purses, which you can carry on top of your shoulders. They come in different sizes but if you’re looking for something larger, go get a shoulder bag.

• Backpacks: If you don’t want to carry a purse, there’s no need to worry because backpacks are in style again. The backpack is great for work or even school if that’s what you’re into. However, if you’re looking for something casual, get one of these cool bags that can be worn over your shoulders. You can also get a traditional backpack but make sure that it’s light and practical.

• Bucket bag: Nowadays, people are going for the bucket bag or the drawstring bag, which is great if you’re always on the go. They’re very fashionable and practical to carry around because they look better than a regular old backpack.

3. A Floral Shirt

Floral print blouses are so hot right now, and by mid-2022, they’ll be even more popular. So, pick one up before your 2022 trip to the tropics! Plus, what’s better than having a shirt that ties you over for four years?

While you’re at it, pick up a few other shirt styles as well. Trust me, florals are popping’ in 2022, and they’ll be everywhere else too.

4. A Cute Swimsuit

Swimsuits are another wardrobe staple that you’ll need to get before your 2022 trip or be left with diaper-brief tan lines. And while it’s not against the law to wear the same swimsuit multiple years in a row, it’s just not very stylish.

So, grab this must-have accessory now so you can go swimming with dolphins on your 2022 vacation.

5. A Statement Purse

Finally, pick up an eye-catching statement purse to pull together your look for 2022. While it’s fun to be spontaneous, not having a purse together can ruin an outfit. Boring browns and tans may be too drab for the tropics, so pick up your statement purse now so you can sparkle all year long.

Conclusion

By purchasing these five must-have accessories now, you will be prepared for all of your 2022 trips and adventures. Don’t forget to tag along your spirited heart and fun personality.

 

Take These Three Bucket List Vacations Before You Die

Bucket lists are becoming a hot topic again, and with it comes the need for many to decide on their travel plans as soon as possible. Getting out and seeing the world is the best way to ensure you experience as much of this planet as possible before you have to leave it forever.

These are the top three vacation destinations that should be on your list when you’re planning it!

Kerry, Ireland

Although London is one of the top vacation spots globally, it’s time to leave England and enjoy some time in the gorgeous Irish countryside. Kerry, known as the Rose of Tralee, is one of the most beautiful areas on the planet. Endless rugged landscapes, and beautiful stretching water, make it feel like you’ve stepped into the garden of Eden.

This is an amazing space to allow yourself to feel like you’re getting in touch with nature, where deer and stag roam freely and endless tumbling waterfalls crash down onto the craggy rocks beneath them like works of art.  

If you want to take in as much beauty as possible, there’s a scenic drive called the Ring of Kerry, which you can take in just a day to explore picturesque coastlines and beautiful stretching land as far as you can see. This view deserves to be on everyone’s bucket lists, and the delicious food and friendly locals will ensure that you’ll want to add it back to your bucket list time and time again after you’ve left! 

Bali, Indonesia

Warm gorgeous clear waters, bright white sand, and perfect temperatures have made Bali a must-stop destination for years. This beautiful paradise is one of the most popular bucket list ideas for travelers.

You can enjoy beautiful endless beaches while you unwind from the world’s pressures. Friendly locals are excited to help you learn about their home, and the countless resorts ensure that you won’t be bored or wanting for anything while you’re here.

This is also an incredibly affordable option, giving you the chance to set aside the rest of your money for later and possibly sneak in another bucket list vacation!

Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh is a gorgeous destination and one of the top vacation areas in the world because of how much it offers. From incredible historical sights and their deep cultural meaning to some of the best food on Earth: every step you take in Marrakesh will feel like you’re walking in paradise.  

This area has something for everyone, from shopping at the souks to enjoying golfing or hiking. If you want a bit of paradise in your life, you’ll find it in Marrakesh. Although this can be an expensive vacation for some, it’s worth it when you consider how much entertainment and beauty is possible from just one visit!

Seeing the World is the Best Bucket List Choice

Although there are some bucket list items people will argue over; the least controversial is travel. Traveling allows you to take in as much of the world as possible before you die, and honestly: who could ask for more?

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What Real Money Casino Games Should You Play

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Spend NYE in Miami

As the Christmas holiday swiftly approaches, planning for the following weekend can seem worlds away. As New Year’s Eve & Day will arrive in just a blink, here is a comprehensive list of some of Miami’s best holiday options to celebrate the arrival of 2022 flavorfully, safely, and fabulously! From New Year’s Eve & Day dinners, brunches, and parties, some of our favorite venues are opening their outdoor and indoor venues for you, your loved ones, and audiences. 

THURSDAY, December 30th

Rosé Thursdays at SLS South Beach Hyde Beach – David California: Start celebrating the New Year early! Come to SLS Hyde Beach to rosé all day with sounds by David California.

FRIDAY, December 31st

Retreat Fridays at SLS South Beach Hyde Beach – Danny Stern: Keep the celebration going and head over to SLS South beach with sounds by Danny Stern. 

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Diplomat Prime: 3..2…1! Celebrate the New Year with delicious cuisine and drinks at The Diplomat at Diplomat Prime.

THE FOREST OF HIKARI- Chotto Matte: Ring in the new year with an eye-catching art installation paired with the high vibes of DJ Dave Sol.

Quite a Night at SLS South Beach Hyde Beach – Luciano: Dance the year away at Hyde Beach with sounds by Luciano!

Diamonds are Forever at Altitude Pool & Lounge – DJ Cardi: Brickell Scene presents Diamonds Are Forever | A New Year’s Eve function happening Friday, December 31st on the Open-Air Altitude Pool Deck located at SLS Brickell. Come for a memorable NYE event in the heart of Brickell, alongside Miami local celebrity DJ CARDI. General admission and premium open bar tickets are available for purchase along with table package options. 

NYE at The Bazaar at SLS South Beach: No better place to welcome 2022 than at the Bazaar at  SLS South Beach! Come to dance and drink the night away.

NYE at Katsuya at SLS South Beach: Come to Katsuya at SLS South Beach this New Year’s Eve for a fun-filled night by the water.

 NYE Dinner at Fi’lia: Say goodbye to 2021 with a 5-course meal at Filia at SLS Brickell!

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at Salvaje: Come to Salvaje this New Year’s Eve to bring in the new year the wild way!

New Year Experience at Wayku: Come to at Wayku this New Year’s Eve to bring in the new year the luxurious way!

NYE 2022 at W South Beach: Come to experience a New Year’s Eve like no other at the W South beach with the Ultimate Opera Show.

SATURDAY, January 1st

Retreat Fridays at SLS South Beach Hyde Beach – David California and Damaged Goods: Enjoy some rays and sip drinks by the pool at SLS Hyde Beach with sounds by David California and Damaged Goods.

New Year’s Day Recovery Brunch at Fi’lia: Fi’lia will be hosting the perfect solution to help terrible hangovers with a full burger bar menu where you can build your recovery burger that comes with fries. For those who want to continue the party, Fi’lia is offering Bottomless Beverage packages. To keep the vibes going there will be a live DJ. 

Elderbrook at Hyde Beach: Come to Hyde Beach in SLS South beach to jam the night away with sounds by Elderbrook.

SUNDAY, January 2nd

SLS Sundays at SLS South Beach Hyde Beach – HeartAttack and Chizzle: Head over this Sunday to SLS South Beach to soak up the sun and sip your way through the day with sounds by HeartAttack and Chizzle

Romantic restaurants in the Big Apple 

Do you want to take a special person out for dinner and look for an exquisite place? There are nights where you just want to grab food to eat or order something simple. On other nights – like when you are taking someone on a date, celebrating a special occasion like your anniversary, or just planning a surprise – we all need to go out for that. Here’s a guide for the best food hotspots when it comes to inspiration, romance and dining. These will guarantee an unforgettable night you won’t forget so fast!

Gage & Tollner is known as one of Brooklyn’s most iconic and beautiful places in the roaring 20s. Twirl through the revolving door along with the gilded and old-school dining room. On the left, there is a stylish bar with heavy wood and lilting marble. Straight on, circular tables, crimson velveteen booths, and a music box. The atmosphere is plush and cosy suffused with hues in golden tones.

The menu looks classy and promising with a diverse collection of raw bar dishes, seafood, steak, and chops. The desserts also fit perfectly with the whole menu. You will find classics like apple pie, tarts, cheesecake, and malted milk and dark chocolate torte also baked Alaska on it. It’s recommended to make reservations in advance. This restaurant is unique and speaks for itself. Let’s get back to the golden 20s! It’s a vibe.

Another one is the Italian cuisine restaurant Marea which is located near Central Park South. The cuisine is specialized in fish and shellfish. It’s all about the preparation and quality of ingredients. There are not many restaurants in New York that offer Crudo, which is raw fish with some seasoning and condiments, similar to tartare. The exclusive restaurant is known for its wild and adventurous combinations with burrata cheese. The mix of seafood and cheese is normally forbidden and called “an unorthodox marriage” but in this case, it’s an inspiration and a bold move. Michael White, who is not only the owner and head chef of the Altamarea Group and other fancy restaurants, has proved himself a long time ago as one of the top talents with pasta dishes, standing out with unusual combinations and shapes. His focused seafood collection at Marea is the highlight of the meal. The dish Sedadini is just one example of it – Rigatoni with cod-chowder sauce, smoked cod, speck, and potatoes. White combines tradition with creative accents. The pasta is original and traditional, the seafood is a creative and special composition.

Looking at the desserts you can also see that it is kept classic but also eccentric. The usual Panna Cotta is modified in green apple, cinnamon gelato, and candied oats.

Visiting this restaurant will let you have memorable moments with their outstanding concept!

Exquisite, eccentric, and experimental are all adjectives that describe dinner at the Intersect NYC. The restaurant is in the Meatpacking District of New York. Intersect by Lexus is a delicious and dynamic encounter hosted in tech-forward cities. At the Intersect there is a restaurant, lounge, and event space. The atmosphere is modern and decadent. Something that stands out in the interior design is the accent wall which was designed by Japanese interior designer Masamichi Katayama. Also, there are private dining rooms for special occasions like weddings or corporate gatherings. Intersect by Lexus is a special place for people to be inspired, entertained, and educated.

The kitchen changes the dishes every six months. The intention of the new menus is to challenge and captivate visitors. Nickolas Martinez, the Executive chef, established his culinary style through French techniques and Midwestern roots. His motto is to stay true to the Lexus lifestyle by creating a feeling of home and a special dining experience.

The menu at intersect NYC is a mix of European and Midwestern cuisine.

Other locations of the Intersect by Lexus are in Tokyo and Dubai. Dubai is a city of entertainment as well. What many people don’t know is that there are no casinos in Dubai and that they are strictly prohibited. Alternatives you can find on websites such as arabianbetting where users can play games like poker. The provider offers different variants of the game as well as bonuses to enjoy. When it comes to online platforms, players are welcomed to use international websites. These don’t have offices in Arabic countries, so there’s no risk of breaking any laws. It is secure and safe. The location in Dubai fits perfectly for Intersect since the city is well-advanced in technologies and modernity. The menu is different from the one in New York and offers a wide range of crafted dishes. Offering brunch on Fridays and live music gives the atmosphere a laid-back and stylish setting. However, Intersect is a great concept that has a lot to offer in these three cities. They are all different but share the same idea and vision.

New York City is known for being a romantic and culinary city with the best restaurants, not only shown in movies but also all over the internet. It’s the most diverse and competitive city in the world. Whether you want a Michelin star menu, comfort food, or the best slice of pizza in the city, in New York you can find everything! The fact is that the best food places are shared with a special person.

Himiway Escape by Kaelen Felix for 360 Magazine

Himiway Launches Four New E-bikes

Himiway promises a more exciting fall this year, thanks to the upcoming launch of 4 new cutting-edge electric bikes from the company. Watch livestream here.

Himiway is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of its 4 types of brand new e-bike models in January 2022 of next year. The electric bike company recently released the teaser for the upcoming models; even though the teaser doesn’t reveal elaborate details about the bikes yet it has already created a  lot of buzz in the outdoor adventure world. Going by the tradition with other Himiway bikes, the upcoming ones too would be under affordable range,  with prices comfortably ranging between $1,000-under$3,000.

The 4 new Himiway bikes that are slated to be launched in January 2022 are – Softail Supreme E-bike, Multifunctional E-bike, and Premium All-terrain E-bike.

“We are thrilled to share that we will soon be launching 3 types of state-of-the-art new electric bike models come fall. While one of them would be the most innovative model from our lineup ever, another one would be an advanced utility bike that would be handy for your daily affairs. The third one is exclusively designed for outdoor enthusiasts and would make a robust partner for your off-road adventures across all terrains”, stated the leading spokesperson from Himiway.

As per the reports, Softail Supreme and Multifunctional models would be new additions to the company lineup. On the other hand, the Premium All-terrain E-bike is speculated to be the successor of the Himiway’s crowd-favorite Cruiser Electric Fat bike. However, these are just speculations- the Premium All-Terrain version may be a completely new variation for all-terrain electric bikes as well.

The Softail Supreme model stands out as the “most innovative” electric bike ever built by Himiway. Engineered with cutting-edge “first-notch” suspension (especially rear and front, based on softail designation), the bike promises to deliver an all-new experience for the riders. Going by the Himiway teaser, the model would be priced somewhere around $2,099 to say, under $4,000.

The second one, Multifunctional E-bike, is being dubbed as an all-rounder that would make a valuable addition to a busy and active family. From ferrying children to making deliveries to quick grocery shopping sessions, the bike has been designed to handle all. The bike will be $2,099.

The Premium All-terrain Electric Fat Bike is an advanced crossover between mountain and urban electric cruiser. As the name suggests, this model is especially designed for off-road adventures and has been equipped with major required features like, extended battery and incredible speed. The upcoming bike will also impress with its stylish looks. As Himiway hasn’t mentioned about fat tires with this bike, the model is likely to be a completely new model from the company. However, the other descriptions sound very similar to that of the previous Cruiser fat bike from Himiway. In regard to cost, the bike is speculated to come around $1,999.

360 MAGAZINE is an avid fan, and you can check out our very own Vaughn Lowery as a newly appointed ambassador for Himiway here.

About Himiway

A pioneer of electric bikes in the American market, Himiway specializes in manufacturing advanced fat tire electric bikes at affordable ranges. The company is based in California, USA, but has recently expanded to markets globally, covering all of the USA as well as Canada, the U.K., and Germany.

For additional information, please visit HERE.

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Beach Yoga SoCal × LupasLA – Friendsgiving

Beach Yoga SoCal is celebrating Friendsgiving with a month of gratitude offering unique, beachfront wellness experiences throughout the month of November to raise awareness for Lupus LA. The popular Santa Monica wellness studio is offering a Friendsgiving package of “10 shareable classes for $150” through Nov. 30, with 10% of all profit from Friendsgiving sales being donated to Lupus LA, a leading nonprofit health organization dedicated to finding the causes and a cure for Lupus. Perfect for locals and tourists alike, Beach Yoga SoCal provides daily wellness by the water for all levels while supporting a great cause!

Vee Desai Gomez, Founder and Lead Instructor of Beach Yoga SoCal began teaching yoga after being diagnosed with Lupus, an autoimmune illness five years ago. Vee quickly realized the benefits of yoga and how it helped her cope with her illness. “I am excited to offer our all-levels yoga classes to raise awareness and support Lupus LA, a wonderful organization supporting a cause near and dear to my heart,” says Gomez. Vee is also an Autoimmune Coach, and her coaching program is called Immune Strong Coaching. 

“The therapeutic effect of being by the water improves mental and physical health and has a number of important mental health benefits that help cope with the disease. All of your senses are heightened when you spend time on the beach. Staring at the blue ocean actually changes brain wave frequency, and puts us in a meditative state. The sound of the waves, coupled with the sight of the ocean, activates the parasympathetic nervous system which allows us to relax and be more engaged. The oxygen atoms by the ocean have an extra electron which gives the atom a negative charge. This allows you to breathe deeper and fill your lung capacity resulting in an energy boost. In my classes, I show students how to connect with their environment while bending and moving the body in a functional way.” 

In addition to the “10 classes for $150” Friendsgiving promotion, BYSC will also be offering a full moon ceremony on Nov. 19th which includes intention setting, yoga, and sound bath. Athleta will also be sponsoring the Signature Beach Flow class on Nov. 14 & Nov. 28th at 10:30 a.m. and giving away free swag bags and raffling a $100 gift certificate to attendees (while supplies last).

Beach Yoga SoCal (BYSC) offers 25 classes per week for all levels taught by leading West Coast wellness instructors, with a variety of wellness experiences such as yoga, sound baths, meditations, various sunrise and sunset beach flow sessions, restorative slow flow, and sunset Yoga nidra and savasana. Class prices range from 10 classes for $150 (3 months to use and are shareable with family and friends), $25 drop-in, and unlimited $200 (excludes workshops or events). Members get special invites, discounts, events, health happy hours, and more. 

Beach Yoga SoCal has two locations directly on the beach in Santa Monica, CA. The first is in front of Perry’s Cafe by the water, South of Santa Monica Pier and just North of Lifeguard Tower 26. The second location is North of Santa Monica Pier by Lifeguard Tower 2, in front of the Annenberg Community Beach House. Parking is located at 2600 Barnard Way Santa Monica, CA 90405 for $1/hr, 2 hr Max (lot is on the right). The big lot on the left is all-day parking for $12 per day. Walk towards Perry’s Beach Cafe.