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Gucci Gift campaign via 360 MAGAZINE.

Gucci Gift

This year’s Gucci Gift campaign draws inspiration from the world of travel in a nod to the House’s founding history and heritage. Under a starlit Winter sky, a cast of characters boards a fanciful locomotive with an atmosphere that evokes splendor but also a bit of intrigue. Each passenger is on a journey that goes beyond the imagination, tinged with a shared appreciation for that which is beautiful in the world.

Envisioned by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, the images captured by Carlijn Jacobs and the film shot by Jordan Hemingway cast a light on the shimmering and joyful spirit of the festive season. Trolleys, duffels, and cases of different shapes and sizes for carrying all things necessary (and not) take center stage, recounting the House’s imaginative vision of travel, while lace, ruffles, rich velvets, and sequins all add to the magic of the Holidays. The House’s signature bags are dressed for the occasion, presented in tone-on-tone palettes, miniature proportions, precious leathers, and with optical motifs. Passengers showcase a curated selection of fine jewelry and watches as they travel in suites adorned with pieces from the Gucci Décor collection. Vanity tables display elegant, collectible Gucci Beauty designs alongside a Lifestyle selection that includes lounge and leisure wear as well as items from the Gucci Pet collection modeled by a troupe of darling dogs along for the ride.

The Gucci Gift campaign celebrates the magic of the festivities and the joy of sharing these moments with loved ones in the spirit of this special time of year.


CREDITS

Creative Director: Alessandro Michele

Art Director: Christopher Simmonds 

Photogrpher: Carljin Jacobs

Director: Jordan Hemingway   

Make up: Daniel Sallstrom

Hair: Alex Brownsell

MUSIC CREDITS

Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa

(B. Bacharach / H. David)

Performed by: Gene Pitney

© 1963 New Hidden Valley Music Company / BMG Gold Songs

Courtesy of Gusto Records, Inc

Courtesy of Warner Chappell Music Italiana S.r.l. / BMG Rights Management (Italy) srl

Product Details

Echoing the House’s origins, the Gucci Valigeria collection comes to the fore with heritage-infused luggage including the Gucci Savoy duffle and trolley in the classic beige and brown colorway with the green-red-green Web detail. Adding to the selection are briefcases and packing cubes, as well as travel bags in a grey-on-black palette and precious leather styles in black.

For women’s bags, the House presents the Gucci Horsebit 1955 bag, as well as the chain wallet, in bold tone-on-tone hues such as purple, orange, black, and midnight blue. There is also a selection of mini statement bags in pink GG Matelassé leather presenting a textural take on the House monogram. The GG Marmont is reimagined with a swirling optical print, either in black and white or pink and purple. GG monogram bags are also showcased, including an online-exclusive Gucci Ophidia tote enriched with a floral print, as well as mini bags with strawberry charms. Adding a refined elegance to the curation, signature bags in precious leather such as the Jackie 1961 and Gucci Bamboo 1947 are on display in the campaign, as well as a gold clutch from the House’s evening offer. For men, the bag selection of totes and backpacks is defined by the grey-on-grey GG monogram, with matching small leather goods and belts highlighted.

Elevated elegance defines the ready-to-wear pieces for men and women, highlighted throughout the sparkling and refined details. Lace, ruffles, rich velvets, and sequins accent the women’s selection, while sophisticated sartorial silhouettes in tartans define menswear.

The shoe selection includes both daywear and evening options. For women, chunky rubber-sole sneakers and Horsebit loafers get a pop of pastel hues while classic boots in a range of colors are defined by heritage details. As an online exclusive, there is a GG blue Jordaan loafer with a floral print. Continuing the theme of elevated elegance found in the Gucci Cosmogonie collection, there are GG-monogram-enriched platform heels, as well as sparkling mid-height mules and slingbacks in the bold tones of fuchsia, lime green, and orange. For men, there are the Gucci Run sneakers in black and white, as well as a white version with a blue and red Interlocking G detail. For the evening offer, the campaign showcases black patent leather loafers with a black Horsebit detail or a silver Blondie emblem.

The accessories highlight heritage codes. Reversible belts, with a tone-on-tone side or monogram one, put the GG front and center to complete everyday looks. There is also a GG grey belt for men, to go along with the full range of pieces highlighted in the campaign. Wallets, cardcases, and pouches are on display, while keychains also feature the Interlocking G. There are also winter hats and gloves, as well as silk scarves with prints reflecting signature handbag silhouettes.

The jewelry selection includes both fashion pieces that play with star motifs and the House script. The Gucci Flora fine jewelry collection, defined by intricate nature-inspired details crafted in 18k white gold and diamonds, echoes the fanciful atmosphere of the campaign. The G-Timeless watch with a dial decorated with 15 bees is also presented for men and women, portraying the House’s instinct to combine classic designs with whimsical details.

Pieces from the Gucci Décor collection are found throughout the enchanted train, including a blanket with an Interlocking G and star design. There is also a selection of porcelain tableware crafted by Richard Ginori with the black Herbarium motif, as well as cushions with romantic phrases and whimsical details. Gucci Lifestyle pieces are also showcased, with silk pajamas, printed fans, and portable game sets fitting seamlessly into the luxury travel setting. With both gifting and travel top of mind, the Gucci Pet Collection is also presented. The GG pet carrier, along with a GG monogram coat, an Interlocking G sweater, and a green-red-green collar portray how the House’s codes are reinterpreted with an element of surprise.

From the Gucci Eyewear collection are featured two mask shaped sunglasses in acetate, one with a tortoiseshell-like finish and blue GG-monogram reflective lenses, the other in an all-black version.

Products from Gucci Beauty also appear within the gifting curation in the campaign, including the Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia and Gorgeous Jasmine Eau de Parfum, Mémoire d’une Odeur, Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum, as well as the Eau de Toilette, and a selection of The Alchemist’s Garden fragrances and scented waters. A variety of lipsticks in diverse formulas including matte, satin and sheer in festive hues are captured in the train, along with Mascara l’Obscur, Éclat De Beauté Effet Lumière, and Baume Nourrissant Universel.

HGTV host & DIY expert Lauren Makk via 360 MAGAZINE.

Lauren Makk

DIY + Design + Lifestyle



Lauren Makk, HGTV host and DIY expert, is taking the design world by storm with her unique and accessible take on luxury design and DIY.

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You don’t often hear the words ‘DIY’ and ‘Luxury’ in the same sentence, but that’s because we didn’t know…until now. DIY expert, interior designer, and TV host in Nashville, Tennessee, she has caught the attention of fans with her budget-friendly approach to luxury DIY and design.

Lauren may be familiar to you from her appearances on various design shows such as Trading Spaces and ABC’s FABLife, but today she’s reintroducing herself and taking on the world of design with a unique perspective.

Across her digital and social media platforms, Lauren reveals her best thrifty design tips and tricks, as well as her luxury DIY and redesign projects. Click HERE to see some of her work.

Lauren Mark’s goal is to change the stereotype of DIY in the past, which is why she insists on being an “Interior RE-Designer,” focusing on re-using common everyday materials in new, impressive, and sophisticated ways. ”I love being in the design game with depth and texture,” she says.

Her sincerity and dedication to making design affordable have earned her the title of “Home Girl Next Door,” where you can find a lot of great finds for decorating your home or anywhere else. She shared: “I want my space to really reflect who I am or who my client is.” Click HERE to view some of her creations, such as ”Spring Inspired Floral Arrangement”.

”It all started with my great passion for graffiti,” Lauren confesses. Her plan from a young age has been to become an artist through a passion for design, which was fostered at a young age by her mother, who helped her gain those domestic skills that Lauren has mastered today through her deep African American roots from the South. She gathers her inspiration from being generations of housekeepers in her family. ”My mother really instilled in me a passion for creating that feeling of HOME,” she says.

Lauren Makk, a native of Oklahoma City, grew up in the home improvement industry. ”I have learned in the last two years, how important our home is. It’s our safe space,” she assures. ”I don’t care if you’ve been on vacation for two weeks or two years in jail. Everyone wants to go home because that’s where people feel safe,” she adds. Lauren and her mom enjoyed flipping houses as a hustle.

With her years of experience in construction, she has wanted to combine her three innate talents for DIY, design, and art to create her renowned firm Lauren Makk Interiors, which specializes in “Accessible luxury.”

Makk is now building on her brand and influence to take DIY and design to a whole new level. In fact, she currently judging the talent of young builders on Shop Class for Disney+ and Design Star: Next Gen on HGTV, among other shows.

Makk’s distinct perspective and experience have set it apart from others in the industry. ”I honestly feel like design is what my purpose here on Earth,” she says.

Congrats Lauren on your 1.5-year mark of sobriety. We’re always here for you.

For updates on future DIY projects, programs, tips, or tricks feel free to follow her on her digital platforms


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Chris Brown × Drai’s Nightclub via 360 MAGAZINE.

Chris Brown at Drai’s for NYE

Chris Brown to Headline Unforgettable New Year’s Eve Bash at Drai’s Nightclub

Live from the rooftop of The Cromwell, Drai’s Nightclub will host an unforgettable performance by Brown set to unbeatable views of the Las Vegas Strip’s spectacular fireworks show at midnight.

This New Year’s Eve, Drai’s Nightclub will bring 2022 to a close with a powerful Drai’s LIVE performance by iconic superstar Chris Brown on Saturday, Dec. 31. Live from the rooftop of The Cromwell, Brown’s show will be set to the Las Vegas Strip’s spectacular fireworks show at midnight.

Brown launched his Drai’s residency this summer, bringing to life a long-held vision for the Grammy-Award winning megastar with a custom-build stage and dancers – a multi-level show that presents a once-in-a-lifetime performance for fans. Sporting a catalog rivaled only by legends in the music industry, Brown delivers hit after hit from “Kiss Kiss,” “Look at Me Now” and “Loyal” to high-energy songs from his much-lauded new album, “Breezy.”

Drai’s Nightclub tickets and VIP table reservations for New Year’s Eve are available on the website at www.draisgroup.com. Other special requests are available by emailing info@draislv.com.

Drai’s is the only nightclub in Las Vegas that offers full-length concerts by today’s top-charting artists. Every weekend, the Drai’s LIVE concert series brings big names like Lil Baby2 ChainzRick Ross and Wiz Khalifa to the rooftop of The Cromwell, with banner performances set to the stunning backdrop of the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. Drai’s Nightclub is open from 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. Friday – Saturday. The upcoming Drai’s Nightclub lineup can be found at https://draisgroup.com/las-vegas/calendar-view/.

About Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary as the pinnacle of nightlife in Las Vegas, Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub takes entertainment and nightlife to new heights in an unmatched setting – 11 stories high on the rooftop of The Cromwell with dazzling views of the Las Vegas Strip at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Boulevard. Drai’s Nightclub is a 30,000-square-foot palatial, multi-level club with an expansive dance floor, massive LED lighting systems, and modern technology featuring more than 7,000-square-feet of the most state-of-the-art high-definition LEDs in production, including a towering 80-sided LED disco ball – the only one of its kind. Drai’s Nightclub is home to Drai’s LIVE, an unprecedented concert series that provides fans with the opportunity to see full-length performances by top performers such as Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Baby in an up-close setting unlike anything else in the world. Drai’s is located at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Boulevard. Drai’s Beachclub is a 35,000-square-foot oasis with multiple pools shaded by eight towering palm trees, a variety of cabanas and bungalows, a full-service gourmet kitchen and two full-service bars. The legendary Drai’s After Hourshas solidified itself as the ultimate late-night, see-and-be-seen party destination for 25 years. Drai’s After Hours is a sleek, sexy lounge where DJs play chart-topping songs of today, including top 40, Latin and hip-hop music. In addition to bottle service, Drai’s After Hours is one of the only spots on the Strip to offer hookah nightly. Drai’s After Hours is open from 1 – 7 a.m. Thursday through Sunday. More information, including reservations, tickets and hours, is available at DraisGroup.com. Follow Drai’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – @draislv, @draisbeachclub and @draisafterhours.

About The Cromwell

The Cromwell – named a Top 10 “Best U.S. Casino” by USA TODAY 10BEST Readers’ Choicerecipient of the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award and the first standalone boutique hotel on the famed Strip – brings an exclusive, luxury lifestyle hotel experience to the Las Vegas Strip, focusing on hospitality, amenities and personalized service. The Cromwell is the first hotel in Las Vegas to offer mobile key technology for digital, keyless entry to rooms via the guests’ iOS devices. Located on the bustling corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road – directly across from Caesars Palace – The Cromwell keeps it intimate with 188 rooms including 19 suites, a personalized virtual concierge service named Ivy, a 40,000-square-foot casino, Bound – the elevated hotel lobby bar, Interlude – a casino lounge featuring live entertainment, award-winning GIADA – the first-ever restaurant by celebrity chef and television personality Giada De Laurentiis, Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub – a 65,000 square-foot rooftop pool and nightclub with day and nightlife experiences boasting open-air, panoramic views from 11 stories above the iconic Las Vegas skyline, and Drai’s After Hours – located at its original home beneath the boutique hotel. The Cromwell is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit thecromwell.com  or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find The Cromwell on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram. Must be 21 or older to gamble. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-522-4700 ©2021, Caesars License Company, LLC.

Sean Perry Film a photo art book by 360 MAGAZINE.

SEAN PERRY FILMS

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‘My practice provokes character development through the use of photography and cinematography. Often, I experiment with various hues to enamor viewers and exhibit immense emotion within each frame captured. Collaborating with fellow visual architects to create innovative work is something I practice frequently. Working as a team allows me to create the unimaginable.’

Sean Perry

Sean Perry provokes character development through the use of photography and videography. He experiments with various hues to enamor viewers and effortlessly exhibits immense emotion within each frame captured. Perry consistently collaborates with fellow visual architects to fabricate the unimaginable.



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FAVORITE THINGS TO DO WHILE ON VACATION

It is energizing to explore a new place and all the excitement that comes with discovering new sights, sounds, scents, and tastes, and there are many ways to pass the time. But there’s also the time spent traveling from one place to another. And this is considerably less intriguing. 

Given how interconnected the globe has grown and how simple it is to move with a WiFi connection, there are many methods to keep yourself occupied when traveling.

The more traditional activities like reading a book, people-watching, binge-watching Netflix, or spending hours scrolling through social media are fantastic. Still, you can practice your gambling skills with online games.

You want to unwind and enjoy yourself while on vacation. While you’re away from home, you shouldn’t worry about losing money. This does not imply that you should refrain from gambling while on vacation.

Suppose you are already aware of the top online casino games to play and how to calculate your chances of winning. Then you undoubtedly have a preferred casino like 888 casino Arabic as well. 

Going to museums

Museums are no longer the stuffy, antiquated hangouts they once were. Or rather, individuals believed they were. Modern museums have embraced pop culture and the newest technology to create entertaining and family-friendly exhibitions. While many museums worldwide charge an entrance fee (particularly for major events like sci-fi conventions), some allow free access all year round. The Air and Space Museum, the American History Museum, and the Natural History Museum, for instance, are all free to visit at the Smithsonian Museums in Washington, D.C. 

Have a picnic

You’ll probably find a park close to the location you’re visiting. There are numerous parks to explore in most cities in the world. Why not spend one day of your holiday at the park, if the weather permits? A picnic blanket is something you should ideally bring before leaving on your vacation. Another cost-effective choice is to use the extra blankets and linen that some hotels supply in the closets. Take advantage of the complimentary breakfast or buffet offered by your hotel. If not, look up the closest grocery store for snacks and drinks. 

A free walking tour.

Numerous towns and cities offer free excursions. The website FreeTour.com is devoted to them and may assist you in finding a free walking tour in more than 100 different nations. Now, it’s important to remember that “free” doesn’t necessarily mean entirely free. Although they are not paid, the tour guide who shows you and your group about the city will welcome a tip.

These tours can be a pleasant way to travel and meet new people because they are safe; since the guides enjoy chatting with guests and sharing the city’s hidden gems. You’ll be surprised by the information about the location you learn.

Find some free live music in your area

On particular evenings of the week, many clubs, pubs, and even diners will book a band or other musician to increase business. The venue covers the cost of the musical act. Therefore there is no cost to you. Searching for “free live music near me” on Google will yield a list of options for locating free live music. Additionally, you may ask the locals where they like to go to hear live music. Of course, most hotel concierges will be pleased to provide you with more information.

Play a few games.

We don’t allow much time for family pleasure because we are so preoccupied with work, social media, paying bills, and other stresses of a hectic existence. Going on vacation allows you to emotionally and physically get away from these distractions. So why not take a few hours to review the fundamental games, maybe play charades or any online casino game?

Collect free mementos

Spending a few hours looking for free souvenirs you can take home is a terrific way to spend some time with the family or have alone time. The most apparent souvenirs to take home from a beach are shells, sand, rocks, etc.

If you’re in a more urban area, free matchbooks from bars and hotels are great keepsakes. Some folks even amass menus or drink coasters. Others prefer to be resourceful and inquire about free samples at confectioneries or discounted supplies at craft shops. The possibilities are endless as long as you are not stealing something of worth without authorization.

Conclusion 

If your flight has been canceled or you’re waiting to board the train to reach your destination, playing casino games is a great way to pass the time. The online casino itself is the key secret to having fun while gambling. While a poor casino might provide hours of worry and hassle, a good casino can provide entertainment.

Along with all your favorite pleasures, playing arabic casino games while on vacation is a simple way to have fun.

WunderLocke Penthouse Suite via 360 MAGAZINE

WunderLocke Penthouse Suites

WunderLocke unveils design-led Rooftop and Penthouse Suites

Located in Sendling, Munich, newly opened aparthotel WunderLocke by pioneering lifestyle brand Locke, has unveiled its seventh floor rooftop suites and impressive Penthouse Suites. The 360-apartment destination is ideally located in the up-and-coming neighbourhood of Sendling and brings a hospitality concept like no other to the Bavarian capital. WunderLocke provides suites for leisure and business travellers alike, offering eleven one-bedroom open plan suites, three two-bedroom penthouse suites, and the WunderLocke Penthouse Suite.

The design of the seventh-floor suites was overseen by renowned interior architects Holloway Li who took advantage of the striking views of the alps. The impressive 126sqm WunderLocke Penthouse Suite boasts an expansive stand-alone bathtub, offering guests the ultimate relaxation. The colour scheme throughout is anchored by natural earth tones and rich botanical greens, with biophilic insertions and natural materials creating a feeling of serenity. Munich-based multidisciplinary artist Monika Morito was also commissioned to paint a small mural in sunset tones which features in the space. In addition, the WunderLocke Penthouse Suite features its own private terrace complete with a jacuzzi configured to maximise and amplify its unique setting, while the 100sqm Two Bedroom Penthouse Suite features spectacular city views. Both penthouse suites also feature separate living quarters, an eight-person dining table, and two king-size beds in two separate bedrooms. In signature Locke style, both penthouse suites include a fully-equipped kitchen complete with a microwave oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer and cooking gear.

This was our first opportunity to design Penthouse suites for Locke and we were spoiled by the panoramic views the building afforded. Our design scheme for the penthouses chimed with the overall concept for WunderLocke, both paying homage to the heritage of the host building by retaining the exposed concrete shell and using natural materials as well as a thoughtful colour palette and greenery to provide a fitting counterpoint to the machine-age setting of the space. We hope the spaces provide both a sense of renewal as well as a connection to the wonderful surrounding city.”- Alex Holloway, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Holloway Li.

For the seventh-floor suites, Holloway Li mirrored the landscape of the alps in the distance to the lateral flow of the apartments. The 31m² Rooftop One Bedroom Open Plan Suites are complete with rooftop terraces, living spaces and fully equipped kitchens complete with dining tables and more.

For The WunderLocke Penthouse Suite and the Rooftop One Bedroom Open Plan Suites  featuring splendid terraces, Holloway Li worked with artist Claire de Quénetain to create bespoke fabrics for each of the external terrace loungers; her painterly illustrations take inspiration from natural settings and provide the perfect counterpoint to the building’s industrial past.

All seventh floor suites along with the WunderLocke Penthouse Suite feature Locke’s signature perks, including air conditioning, a power shower with Kinsey Apothecary toiletries, blackout curtains, private, superfast Wi-Fi, a Smart HDTV with Chromecast, a separate living area and a fully-equipped kitchen, microwave oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer. The urban roof garden, opening in Spring 2023, will also be accessible from the seventh floor.

WunderLocke’s size and location allowed us to really expand on our suite offerings, providing a private sanctuary for our guests where they can enjoy an elevated experience in our spectacular suites with unrivalled views of the alps and city.” Eric Jafari, Chief Development Officer & Creative Director, edyn.

Lifestyle aparthotel brand Locke opened WunderLocke in July 2022, continuing its European expansion. The property includes 360 spacious design-led apartments, a large co-working area, meeting and event spaces as well as an outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna and workout studio and a food and drink concept unparalleled in Germany in the form of ‘Mural Farmhouse’: five food and drink destinations spread across seven floors conceived by the founders of revered local Michelin-starred restaurant, Mural.

The Two Bedroom Penthouse Suite starts from €450, the WunderLocke Penthouse Suite starts from €520, the Two Bedroom Suites starts from €275 and the Rooftop One Bedroom Open Plan Suites starts from €150.

WunderLocke, Gmunder Straße 27, 81379 München, Germany

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For more information, please visit: www.lockeliving.com/en 

About Locke:
Locke believes that life shouldn’t stop when you’re away from home, giving guests the freedom to travel on their own terms by creating spaces that are designed to adapt to travellers ever-changing lifestyles. 

Since the opening of its first location in 2016 in London, the brand has expanded rapidly, currently operating 12 trading properties and 2,127 trading keys across five markets in the UK and mainland Europe. 

Locke’s signature studio and one-bed suites are designed to offer business and leisure travellers more autonomy and flexibility than a typical hotel, suitable for either short or extended stays. Each Locke is designed around the local community, with unique interiors, and food and drink partners, which reflect and celebrate the culture and character of the different neighbourhoods in which they’re located. 

Locke is part of the edyn family, a pioneering hospitality group which also operates bespoke serviced apartments brands, Cove and Saco.

For more information, please visit: https://www.lockeliving.com/en 

About Holloway Li:

Holloway Li was founded by creative Interior Architect duo Alex Holloway and Na Li. The studio’s built work covers a diverse catalogue covering retail spaces, hospitality, and select private homes. Recently completed projects include Bermonds Locke, a brand new edition of edyn’s apartment hotel concept Locke, a rooftop extension for the boutique hotel The Hoxton and a new concept showroom for bathroom brand Coalbrook. Upcoming projects include a 280-room modular apartment hotel in Canary Wharf for Locke and a series of private houses. 

For more information, visit: hollowayli.com 

Yoga Vs. Pilates via 360 MAGAZINE

Yoga Vs. Pilates

Yoga Vs. Pilates – What is the most popular fitness class in the country?

  • Yoga is the most popular fitness class across America, with 16 states searching for Yoga classes more than any other fitness class. 
  • Pilates is the second most popular, with 11 states searching for ‘Pilates classes’ the most. 
  • Zumba is the country’s third most popular fitness class, especially across the West.  

New study reveals the most Googled fitness class in each state, with Yoga taking the top spot, followed by Pilates.

The research, conducted by fitness experts Fitness Volt, analyzed Google Trends data to discover the most Googled fitness classes in each state over the past year, to determine which was more popular across the country – Yoga or Pilates

Yoga is the most popular fitness class in America by some distance, according to the research. Yoga is the most searched-for fitness class in 16 states, including Arkansas, California, and Illinois. Yoga is especially favored in the Northeast, as states such as New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts all search for Yoga more than any other fitness class. 

The second most Googled fitness class across the country is Pilates. Pilates has surged in popularity over recent years and currently receives 9,000 average searches a month across the country for the phrase ‘Pilates classes’. Pilates is the most Googled fitness class in 11 different states, including Florida, Oklahoma, and Washington. 

The research revealed that Zumba ranks closely behind Pilates as the country’s third most popular fitness class. A total of ten states search for Zumba classes more than any other fitness class, such as Kansas and Alabama, and the popular dancing workout also receives 12,000 average monthly searches for the term ‘Zumba classes’. Zumba classes also ranked particularly popular across the West, as states such as Colorado, Idaho, and Wyoming all search for Zumba the most. 

BodyPump follows as the fourth most Googled fitness class across the country, with a total of six states searching for it more than any other fitness class. BodyPump is a fast-paced, barbell-based workout specifically intended to help people get toned, lean, and fit. This workout class is most popular in the West, ranking number one in states such as Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico. 

The fifth most popular fitness class across the country is Boxing. Four states search for Boxing classes more than any other fitness class and the term ‘Boxing classes’ receives a huge 20,000 average monthly searches across the country. Boxing also ranked particularly popular across the Southeast, as states such as North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia all search for Boxing classes the most. 

A total of three states search for Aerobics classes more than any other class, making it the sixth most Googled fitness class across the country. These states include Michigan, Missouri, and South Carolina. 

A spokesperson for Fitness Volt commented on the study: “The popularity of fitness classes first became apparent in the 1970s and are still as popular as they have ever been today, with people eager to reap the benefits of a workout in the form of organized group exercise. 

This data offers an interesting insight into which fitness classes are the most popular across the country, with the unwavering popularity of Yoga showing no signs of slowing down, although the popularity of Pilates is definitely on the rise.” 

This research was conducted by Fitness Volt, a comprehensive online resource dedicated to Strength Sports, from healthy eating to exercise and everything in between. 

State Most Googled fitness class  
Alabama Zumba 
Alaska Yoga 
Arizona Pilates 
Arkansas Yoga 
California Yoga 
Colorado Zumba 
Connecticut Yoga 
Delaware Zumba 
Florida Pilates 
Georgia Boxing 
Hawaii Zumba 
Idaho Zumba 
Illinois Yoga 
Indiana BodyPump 
Iowa Yoga 
Kansas Zumba 
Kentucky Zumba 
Louisiana Zumba 
Maine Boxing 
Maryland Yoga 
Massachusetts Yoga 
Michigan Aerobics 
Minnesota BodyPump 
Mississippi Pilates 
Missouri Aerobics 
Montana Pilates 
Nebraska Pilates 
Nevada BodyPump 
New Hampshire Zumba 
New Jersey Pilates 
New Mexico BodyPump 
New York Yoga 
North Carolina Boxing 
North Dakota Yoga 
Ohio Yoga 
Oklahoma Pilates 
Oregon Yoga 
Pennsylvania  Yoga 
Rhode Island Pilates 
South Carolina Aerobics 
South Dakota  Yoga 
Tennessee Boxing 
Texas Yoga 
Utah BodyPump 
Vermont Pilates 
Virginia  Yoga 
Washington Pilates 
West Virginia Pilates 
Wisconsin BodyPump 
Wyoming Zumba 

Las Catalinas Announces Opening of Papagayo Taphouse

Costa Rica’s car-free town adds to growing restaurant and retail offerings

Inspired by New Urbanism and the seaside hill towns of the Mediterranean, the car-free town of Las Catalinas continues to take shape and evolve since it began construction in 2009. The first neighborhood to be built in Las CatalinasBeach Town, is now nearing its completion and is a model for car-free living and intricate design. The low-rise Beach Town is extremely permeable for people on foot, and its textured hardscapes encourage maximum human-to-human interaction. As this scenic coastal town continues to grow, Las Catalinas adds to its eclectic list of food and beverage and retail offerings with the opening of its newest restaurant in Beach Town.

Recently opened in early November 2022, Beach Town in Las Catalinas welcomes Papagayo Taphouse by Papagayo Brewing Co. Leading the way with sustainability and sustainable brew practices throughout Costa Rica, Papagayo Brewing Co. is a Liberia-based brewery and tasting room producing quality craft beers accentuating the Guanacaste climate and culture. Just a stone’s throw from the Liberia airport, its flagship location produces craft beers proudly “hechas en Guanacaste” (made in Guanacaste) and inspired by the local culture and climate. With the strong belief that quality craft beer should be as refreshing as it is flavorful, Papagayo Brewing Co. is the beer to take from the brewery to the beach. Their taproom offers private group tours which is something not all craft breweries in Costa Rica offer.

Some of Papagayo Brewing Co.’s highlights include the Beach Lager (5%), an easy-drinking traditional lager; Tropical IPA (6.2%), known for its intense flavor of tropical fruits and juicy hops; Sour Gose (4.5%), a German-style sour beer with pink Himalayan salt and hibiscus; and the Passion Fruit Ale (5.5%), a light, golden pale ale with local passion fruit. The brewery just released its newest beer, the Offshore Ale, an American wheat ale with floral and citrusy notes. The IPA Series is a limited batch series with the first release date in May and the second release in August of this year.

For many years, the craft beer boom has steadily grown in North America,  but the last five or so years has seen significant growth in the craft beer market in Costa Rica. Although the capital city of San Jose continues to be the leader in the craft beer scene in the country, Guanacaste is starting to see an influx of small micro-breweries to craft breweries with innovative and robust menus. Throughout Guanacaste, brew pubs, taprooms, and distributor breweries are pulling from local traditions, fresh ingredients, and even the Blue Zone water to brew beer that reflects the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. 

Papagayo Taphouse adds to the growing list of food and beverage offerings in Beach Town. Situated in the lively gathering place of Plaza Mercado, other openings this year included: Pots & Bowlsthe popular restaurant that first opened as a food truck in the height of the pandemic now operating as a stand-alone restaurant and its new sister restaurant next door called Pascual offering farm-to-table tapas and a wide selection of wines. This summer also saw the opening of Coquelicot, a charming European style food cart specializing in ice cream and waffles.

Focusing on creating a better way of life, the New Urbanist philosophy centers on building walkable blocks and streets, housing and shopping in close proximity, and accessible public spaces and parks to encourage livability, environmental sustainability, and innovation. The 21-acre Beach Town is a vibrant network of narrow passages, stair streets, and intimate public spaces. With nearly all of the buildings located on a small plaza or park, Beach Town embraces the core values of Las Catalinas by linking people, places, and conversations together in an authentic way.

About Las Catalinas, www.lascatalinascr.com

The conscious town of Las Catalinas is Costa Rica’s newest desirable beach town, currently with 142 homes complete and 150 full-time residents. Inspired by New Urbanist philosophy, the car-free, highly walkable town will include several inns and intimate hotels, shops, restaurants, retail, day spas, pedestrian streets, parks, plazas, and recreational facilities, all located between two of Costa Rica’s loveliest Pacific beaches and 1,000 acres of protected tropical dry forest, which are interlaced with extensive hiking and biking trails. Within the town, the walkable public spaces are interwoven with nature, and the architecture emphasizes indoor-outdoor living and scenic views. Cars are refreshingly absent. Founder Charles Brewer’s core values and beliefs include environmental stewardship, connection to one another and to the rhythms of nature, promotion of wellness, and an emphatic preference for quality of life over quantity of material possessions, understanding that the “good life” is not about material possessions but about human connections, good health, and ecological sustainability.

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BRAVO’S “THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS” THREE-PART REUNION BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12 AT 8PM ET/PT

Part 1: Wednesday, October 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

A surprise visit from a special guest kicks off the chicest Beverly Hills reunion yet. Dorit revisits trauma from her home invasion. Kyle, Lisa, and Erika challenge Crystal’s contradictory statements about Sutton’s “dark” comments. Garcelle admits to suspicions of bad deeds from some of the women, and tempers boil over when Kyle comes to Diana’s defense.

Part 2: Wednesday, October 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

As the reunion continues, Garcelle and Diana hit a point of no return in their already-frayed friendship. Sutton reflects on her ongoing tension with Lisa, who updates the women on her grieving process. Garcelle discovers the “trashy” truth behind Erika’s book review. Meanwhile, as Kyle anxiously anticipates her sister’s arrival, Kathy Hilton arrives with tequila in tow.

Part 3: Wednesday, October 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

The reunion concludes as Erika is tasked with answering for her questionable decisions, both legally and otherwise. Kathy finally comes face-to-face with Erika and Lisa to confront their allegations over what went down in Aspen. Kyle gets drawn into the middle of a battle between her friends and her sister. Ultimately, the dynamic between Kathy and Kyle takes centerstage as the fate of their relationship hangs in the balance.

“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” is produced by Evolution Media for Bravo with Douglas Ross, Alex Baskin, John Carr, Brett Staneart and Christian Barcellos serving as executive producers. Andy Cohen also serves as an executive producer.

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Oslo Hotels

It’s no secret that Oslo is a frontrunner for one of the top getaways in the world this year, with every corner of the happy city full of delicious seafood, exciting cultural offerings, and captivating hotel options. The city is experiencing a surge in new art galleries, restaurants, theaters, shops, and museums, including the new National Museum and Munch Museum, further solidifying its place as the cultural epicenter of Northern Europe and one of the hottest destinations to visit now. 

Host to a diverse set of accommodation offerings, each with its own distinct personality and experiential programming, visitors can choose their own Oslo adventure based on the type of trip they want to create. 

Some top hotel options include:

  • An Art Deco Cultural Immersion at the Brand New Sommerro:
    • The new place to stay in Norway’s capital, the 231-room Sommerro officially opened its doors in Frogner, a historic neighborhood in Oslo’s West End, on September 1. Set within the former headquarters of Oslo Lysverker, the city’s original electrical company and a 1930s landmark, the hotel presents a trifecta of “first and only” – it is the city’s only Art Deco hotel, its first neighborhood hotel outside of the city center, and the country’s largest-ever preservation project. Guests will enjoy the grandeur of Sommerro’s custom furnishings and artwork contrasted with a sleek new modern rooftop space that includes TAK Oslo, a Nordic-Japanese restaurant helmed by chef Frida Ronge that is one of seven on-property restaurants and bars, a sauna, and Oslo’s only year-round rooftop pool with some of the best views in the city. Inspired by Frogner’s classic and creative neighborhood spirit, Sommerro serves as an open and inspiring house for all, where visitors can enjoy a dynamic range of immersive programming and activities including a residency with jazz musician and composer Maren Selvaag, an extensive art collection curated by acclaimed museum director and art critic Sune Nordgren, the largest wellbeing space of any city hotel across the Nordic countries, boat trips with KOK floating saunas, and more. Nightly rates at Sommerro start from USD$250 based on double occupancy and include breakfast. For more information, visit Sommerrohouse.com.
  • A Historic City Center Escape at Amerikalinjen:
    • Occupying one of the city’s most recognizable buildings, Amerikalinjen opened its doors in March 2019 on Jernbanetorget Square, adjacent to the bustling Central Station in downtown Oslo and just a short stride from the new Munch Museum and Deichman Library’s newly renovated flagship. Originally the headquarters for the Norwegian America Line that transported Norwegians across the Atlantic to the New World, the iconic building, which dates to 1919, has since been transformed into a modern-day marvel with luxurious accommodations, delicious dining, a chic jazz club, locally crafted amenities, and impeccable, personalized service. The surprisingly intimate 122-room property is layered with equal doses of subtle nostalgic references and forward-thinking design, and is defined not only by its accommodations, but also a standout offering of buzzy restaurants and bars, including Pier 42 – voted Best Cocktail Bar in Norway in 2021 and 2022 – which is led and managed by Adrián Michalčík who was recently named the Diageo World Class Global Bartender of the Year. Nightly rates at Amerikalinjen start at US$250 based upon double occupancy. For more information, visit Amerikalinjen.com.
  • The Ultimate Art & Spa Resort Experience at THE THIEF:
    • A luxury waterfront hideaway located on “Thief Island” near downtown Oslo, THE THIEF is the crown jewel of this city-meets-sea peninsula that has been transformed from an islet hideout for local bandits to an ultra-trendy arts district. Here, guests will find carefully selected furniture and top international art pieces gracing the hotel’s walls, creating a chic, museum-like atmosphere. Its permanent collection was curated by the former director of Norway’s National Museum of Art, and its lounge hosts stylish events including concerts, fashion shows, and book launches. Taking advantage of the stunning harbor views of the Oslofjord and the surrounding sea breeze, the THIEF ROOF FOODBAR is open to guests throughout the summer months, where they will be greeted with live music, contemporary Nordic cuisine, signature cocktails, tailored service and more. The hotel also plays host to a sleek spa, which is connected to the property via an underground walkway so guests can remain in complete privacy as they indulge in a plush robe and glass of bubbles on their way to a decadent and relaxing body scrub treatment – the perfect urban escape.  Nightly rates at THE THIEF start at US$300 based upon double occupancy. For more information, visit TheThief.com.