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Independence Day Must Haves

Tangy Floral Spritz

The biggest birthday party of the summer is right around the corner and Cavit Wines knows the perfect way to celebrate! Toast to America with a refreshing cocktail that sparkles and shines like the fireworks on the Fourth of July. Below you will find a super easy recipe featuring Cavit’s bright and fruity Prosecco that can be made in under 5 minutes!

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz (1/4 cup) Chase Elderflower Liqueur
  • Ice cubes
  • 6 oz (3/4 cup) Cavit Prosecco
  • 2 grapefruit wedges
  • 2 edible flowers

How to mix:

Divide grapefruit juice and liqueur between 2 glasses; fill glasses with ice cubes; top with Prosecco. Garnish each serving with grapefruit wedge and an edible flower.

Tip: Edible flowers can be found in gourmet food markets in the produce section with herbs or can be ordered and purchased online.

Cavit Wines' Tangy Floral Spritz via Kayleigh Dietz at Berk Communications for use by 360 Magazine

1800 Coco Swizzle

With the summer solstice right around the corner on Sunday, June 20th, cocktail enthusiasts will be looking for delicious, interesting new cocktails to pass the time on the longest day of the year. Fortunately, 1800 Tequila offers the perfect mix of summer tequila cocktails made with their 1800 Silver, 1800 Cristalino, and 1800 Coconut expressions – ideal for unwinding during long summer days, whether enjoyed on vacation or kicking back after a long work week! Please find below three solstice-ready 1800 cocktails and links to purchase 1800 Silver (Drizly & ReserveBar), 1800 Coconut (Drizly & ReserveBar), and 1800 Cristalino (Drizly & ReserveBar).

  • 2 oz. 1800 Coconut
  • ¾ oz. fresh lime juice
  • ¾ oz. simple syrup
  • 6-8 muddled fresh mint leaves 
  • 2 oz. club soda

Directions: In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint leaves before adding the remaining ingredients (sans club soda) and shaking with ice. Pour into a Collins glass over fresh ice and top with soda. Garnish with a mint sprig.

1800 Coco Swizzle 1800 Tequila image via Vaughn Lowery for use by 360 Magazine

Soul Insole Gel Insoles

Who says adorable sandals or flip flops can’t provide foot support? Say goodbye to foot pain and hello to comfort thanks to Soul Insole. This company which makes memory gel insoles that are designed to relieve foot, back and other body pain and gently guide the foot into proper alignment.

You can’t even see these insoles in sandals or flip flops, as they stick to any surface and are clear. They can easily be removed and washed too. Soul Insole gel insoles are perfect for summertime footwear. For more info, please visit Soul Insole’s website.

Soul Insole image via Lindsay Jorgenson for use by 360 Magazine

Absolutely Gluten Free’s Snacks

Absolutely Gluten-Free’s new look and feel across all products better reflects the new and delicious line of sweet and savory items that hit the market. The new line includes an assortment of scrumptious, sweet, and savory snacks that are 100% Certified Gluten-free, all-natural, OU certified kosher, grain-free, free of corn and rice, vegan, and made with only clean and wholesome ingredients. 

Whether you choose a gluten free lifestyle for health, lifestyle or wellness reason, the gourmet, innovative and flavorful Absolutely Gluten Free line of snacks and treats are perfect every gluten-free occasion.  Stock up for Independence Day with the line of Absolutely Gluten Free, which includes crackers and flatbreads, Coconut Chews, and macaroons. For more info, visit their website, Facebook, and Instagram.

Absolutely Gluten Free snacks image via Stacey Bender at Bender PR Group for use by 360 Magazine

E.Cuarenta’s Sparkling Tequila Sunrise

This refreshingly delicious cocktail is great to sip on at cook-outs and picnics. The Sparkling Tequila Sunrise starts with Bay area rapper Earl “E-40” Stevens’  E. Cuarenta tequila mixed with orange juice, then topped off with prosecco and Grenadine. The cocktail is perfect for a hot summer day. 

Sparkling Tequila Sunrise:

  • 2 oz of Tequila
  • 3 oz of orange juice
  • ¼ oz of Grenadine
  • Earl Stevens Selections Prosecco

Method: Add tequila and orange juice into a shaker, add ice, and shake. Pour into a champagne flute and add grenadine slowly. Top with prosecco. Garnish with orange slice.

Walden Farms

Walden Farms just relaunched their amazing zero calorie, zeros fat, zero sugar and zero carbs products. These products sound too good to be true, but Walden Farms has found a way to deliver healthy and delicious dips, spreads, sauces, dressings, condiments, syrups, and coffee creamers.

For those looking to replace their favorite unhealthy dressings with guilt-free alternatives, try Walden Farm’s new Ranch Dressing, Thousand Island, or Honey Dijon. Other tasty options include their BBQ Sauce for grilling, Caramel Dip for dessert, and Alfredo Sauce, which is perfect for healthy family dinners. Walden Farms helps customers find nutritious options that don’t compromise taste.

product images via Stacey Bender at Bender PR group for use by 360 Magazine

Mighty Sesame Co. Tahini

Mighty Sesame Co. offers delicious, healthy, creamy tahini. Their newest launch includes the spicy Harissa tahini favor. Tahini can be used on and in so many recipes, such as in vinaigrettes, dressings, and truffles. With a variety of options– from organic tahini, to whole seed tahini to harissa tahini– customers are sure to love this nutrient-dense, high protein sesame paste.

For those looking to stock up on Might Sesame Co’s deliciousness, the company offers the classic Tahini tub. For no-mess meal prep and easy storage, squeeze-able tahini in a bottle is available. Mighty Sesame Co. ensures that their products are sustainably sourced from Ethiopia.

Mighty Sesame Co. product images via Stacey Bender at Bender PR group for use by 360 Magazine

Andrew & Everett Cheese

Andrew & Everett offers all natural, anti-biotic free, non-cloned sourced cheese. Their American cheese stands apart from other brands with it’s uncompromised quality and taste. Customers can order cheese shredded, pre-sliced, grated, or in bricks. The company also offers butter and seasonal cheese balls.

All of the milk in the company’s cheese is sourced from self-sustaining, family-run farms in America’s heartland– promising consumers with high-quality cheese from free range, grass fed cows. Andrew & Everett products are produced in a gluten free facility and contain no preservatives, binders, or fillers.

Andrew & Everett cheese product images via Stacey Bender at Bender PR group for use by 360 Magazine

Indigo Wild Clothing Biodegradable Apparel

Indigo Wild Clothing creates biodegradable clothing and swimwear that is revolutionizing the fashion industry. The brand‘s unique fabric decomposes in less than five years, while most swimwear sits in a landfill for 40–200 years. Indigo Wild Clothing’s fabrics leaves zero chemicals or microplastics behind. Their brand produces zero waste and uses only biodegradable packaging materials.

Indigo Wild’s bathing suits are made for those with active, on the go lifestyles. These handmade, Hawaiian suits are becoming increasingly popular, and were recently showcased at Miami Swim Week 2021. Indigo Wild Clothing’s suits are priced at $65.00, and consumers will feel good knowing that their money is going towards an innovative and eco-friendly brand.

Indigo Wild Clothing bathing suit image via Lindsey Hytrek at ChicExecs Brand Development for use by 360 Magazine
Huntington Beach image Photo Credit Gus Martinez via Henry Eshelman at platformgrp for use by 360 Magazine

Huntington Beach Independence Day Celebration

Huntington Beach Gears Up for Surf City Dreamin’ 117th Annual Independence Day Celebration from July 2-4

The Celebration will Feature Neighborhood Car Parades, Fireworks Over the Ocean, Virtual and In-Person 5K Run, Pier Plaza Festival, and Home/Business Decorating Contests

117 years ago, the city of Huntington Beach hosted its first 4th of July celebration. The city has since grown into a world-class destination, yet its small town sensibilities and rich history continue to take center stage during our Annual 4th of July celebration.

This year’s celebration will be held from July 2–4, 2021, and has been modified to adhere to statewide COVID-19 guidelines that may be in place at that time. Festivities include neighborhood car parades, an outdoor pier plaza festival, socially distanced and virtual Surf City 5k runs, and home/business decorating contests. The events will be capped off with an incredible firework show over the Pacific Ocean.

“There’s no better place to celebrate the 4th of July than Huntington Beach,” says Mayor Kim Carr. “Our residents truly embrace the spirit of independence, and we invite the community to come out and take part in the modified celebration. We have something for everyone and look forward to celebrating with you this year.”

June 1-30 – Annual Home and Business Decorating Contest

Our 4th of July festivities are well underway, as local residents and businesses begin decorating for the Annual Home and Business Decorating Contest. Entries will be accepted through June 30. To submit an entry, visit HERE. All entries will be featured on HB 4th of July’s social media and website (@HB4thofJuly). For those who may wish to donate in-kind prizes and inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email Stacey Newton.

July 2-4 – The Pier Plaza Festival

This year, Pier Plaza Festival features crafts and merchant vendor booths, food trucks, an all-new 12,000 square foot beer & wine garden (with a prime view of the fireworks show), live entertainment and radio broadcasts, prize giveaways, amusements and a carnival with rides and 80-foot diameter ferris wheel. Sign up to sponsor and receive updates HERE.

July 4 – Surf City Run 5K (in-person and virtual)

This year’s in-person 5K Run is a marathon-qualifying event that will take runners through Huntington Central Park–the largest city-owned park in Orange County, which covers over 350 acres of land. The event will feature staggered start times to offer a socially distanced experience. Organizers have also developed a virtual race for runners who prefer to compete in their own time and comfort level. The City encourages runners to register now to secure early-bird pricing and to attend the runners’ expo and bib pick-up event on July 3. For more info, visit HERE.

July 4 – Neighborhood Car Parade

Drivers, start your engines!  At 8:00 am, the Huntington Beach 4th of July Neighborhood Car Parade will split into three procession, winding through local neighborhoods and finishing at the Pier Plaza parking lot, where a number of the cars will remain on display throughout the day. Participating vehicles include the GHOSTBUSTERS “ambulance;” Disney character car Lightning McQueen; Herbie the Love Bug; a double-decker London Transport bus; boat-towing monster trucks and more. Detailed parade routes will be published HERE. Visit the site to inquire about driving a family, athlete or a dignitary in a parade car.

July 4 – Fireworks Show and Condor Squadron Flyover! 

And finally, the main event. The Condor Squadron Flyover and aerial acrobatics will start at approximately 5:25PM. Beginning at about 8:50PM, a world-class fireworks extravaganza will ignite over the Huntington Beach with a patriotic soundtrack accompaniment is to broadcast live. The fireworks show will put the exclamation mark on a weekend of celebrations, widely known as the largest of such west of the Mississippi.

Note Regarding COVID-19

The City of Huntington Beach will continually monitor statewide reopening guidance and implement any that are required to safely host the 4th of July Celebrations. All updates will be available HERE.

Pacific Paradise Pools has joined Huntington Beach as the event’s first major sponsor. They have developed a reputation for backyard design excellence as an award-winning swimming pool builder in OC. Founded in 1984 by Huntington Beach native Rich Tonti, Pacific Paradise Pools remains family-owned and operated, and committed to honest hard work, integrity, efficiency, and above all, fun.

*Photo Credit: Gus Martinez