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Lilian Jackman Offers Gardening Advice in Dr. Hauschka Livestream

By: Skyler Johnson

There are many reasons to garden, but sometimes it can be so hard to keep your plants alive. They’ll often die before you can enjoy your harvest. Dr. Hauschka, a skincare brand, recently did a livestream with gardener Lilian Jackman, founder and owner of Wilder Hill Gardens, in Conway, Massachusetts. She gave the following advice:

Don’t Overwater

One of the easiest ways to kill plants is to overwater them. People tend to think that their herbs and vegetables need as much water as they can get but that’s not true. Plants, like other creatures, have a limit to how much water they need. Jackman recommended only watering when the ground is dry. That way, you know they’re getting the perfect amount of water they need without getting too much. 

Bring Plants Inside for the Winter

It’s important to bring some plants inside for winter, as they will be able to stay alive in the proper conditions. She encourages people to keep plants in pots for easy transport during the winter. She also recommended getting full-spectrum UV bulbs, as they will help to give plants the light they need, and will also be visually appealing. As far as what plants should go inside, you have to know which environment they came from. She uses the example of rosemary: a Mediterranean plant. Because rosemary is Mediterranean, you should store it in an environment most similar to that environment – which for her, in Massachusetts, meant indoors. 

Think Like a Plant

Plants will communicate a lot with you, if you can understand them. If you’re giving plants too much water, they will droop. Observing the “behavior” of your plants can go a long way in determining how successful your garden will be. 

Add Diversity

Jackman recommends using three to four plants per pot – each of different sizes, styles, and characteristics. Different plants require different nutrients, and with more plant variety, more nutrients will be utilized. Also, variety makes your pot or planter more visually stimulating.  

Enjoy the Fruit of your Labor

One thing Jackman really stressed was utilizing the plants in your diet. If you have vegetables, pick and enjoy them. If you have herbs, use them in your food. It’s important to appreciate every aspect of the gardening process, especially the end results.

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Redbox Christmas in July

Christmas in July or Christmas in Summer is a second Christmas celebration held around the summer season, mainly during July. It is centered around Christmas-themed activities and entertainment, including small gatherings, seasonal music and specials, and shopping, with the goal of getting the public in the “Christmas spirit” during the summer season in the Northern hemisphere.

To celebrate Santa in summer, Redbox is showcasing entertainment fun that will get you basking in the holiday spirit. List of movies available below.

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Town & Country’s 8th Annual Philanthropy Summit

The 8th annual Town & Country Philanthropy Summit concluded yesterday with a wonderful talk from Hugh Evans interviewed by Joe Scarborough. Click here for highlights from the panel.

Town & Country’s “Live Well, Give Well” charity auction is also live for an additional week and all proceeds benefit World Central Kitchen. The auction has a dedicated and branded online gallery on Charitybuzz.

Hugh on how he got involved in philanthropy: “For me, my journey started in Melbourne, Australia, I just grew up in middle class Melbourne, Australia and my parents didn’t have any background in this area. They both just worked full-time, and it was one day in my first year of high school, a lady from a charity came and spoke at our school about poverty in the developing world. I was an eager 13-year-old kid that I put out my hand and I said, ‘OK I’m gonna try to raise the most amount of money we can.’  I just started door knocking on every door in the neighborhood. I spoke to everyone I possibly could, and we raised more money than any school in Australia and so the charity sent me to the Philippines when I was 14 years old to see their work firsthand.”

Hugh on how Global Citizen got off the ground with help from U2 and Pearl Jam: “It wasn’t until 2006 when the G20 was coming through Melbourne, Australia and me and my mate Dan had this idea to run this small concert that coincided with the G20 summit in Melbourne… I got a phone call from Bono from U2. And he said in his thick Irish accent, ‘Hey boys I’m coming to Melbourne. I’m going to perform in the Make Poverty History concert, is that alright?’ And I thought it was a prank call at the time, I’m like ‘yeah of course you can.’ Then sure enough, he was serious, and he brought Pearl Jam with him and they created this ensemble, they called U Jam, for U2 and Pearl Jam. That night we managed to convince the Australian government to double foreign aid levels who raised $6.2 billion which was the largest foreign aid increase in Australia’s history. And so that was really how Global Citizen was born because the following day, I got a phone call from the United Nations in New York who said they want to help us take this movement all around the world. And at the time I was just finishing university and about to go off to study in the UK and it was through that initial phone call that everything birthed from there.”

Hugh on drawing inspiration from Nelson Mandela: “At Global Citizen, ever since we began, we were inspired by a speech that Nelson Mandela gave actually one of his final speeches, he gave at the launch of the Make poverty history campaign back in 2005, and he said that overcoming extreme poverty was not a gesture of charity but an act of justice. He said, ‘like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural it’s man-made and can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.’ We’ve always focused on that ideal that he said – he called it our generation’s greatest challenge ’cause there are so many needs on our planet right now. But Mandela defined this is the greatest need that the worst form of human suffering.  He said, ‘this is truly, alongside slavery and apartheid, this generation’s great challenge.’ That’s why we decided to make it the heartbeat of our mission.”

Hugh on how Global Citizen differs from traditional charity: “We are hyper focused on moving our world leaders and billionaires, holding their feet to the fire, to make sure they deliver on the promises that made to the world’s poor. That’s the only way we’re going to unlock the multi-billion-dollar pledges is needed to address the root causes of extreme poverty… The only way we scale that is if the ultra-high network community and if governments do what they have already pledged do in the name of the United Nations sustainable development goals. So our job at Global Citizen is to build an unstoppable movement of citizens to put pressure on those world leaders, calling in to make the change that’s needed most.”

Hugh on the power of Global Citizens coming together: “I’ve seen so many world leaders who come to me and they’ve said: ‘When I received 100,000 emails in one day from Global Citizens around the world, I had to respond.’ I’ve seen so many world leaders say to me, ‘It was because Global Citizens put pressure on me in unison, that I had no choice but to take action.’ Even the other day, it was awesome – Selena Gomez, who is part of our Vax Live campaign, tweeted Boris Johnson after the G7, she said ‘Don’t congratulate yourself, Boris Johnson, you’ve only committed to give away 5 million doses by September and you have one of the highest vaccination rates in the world.’ And all of a sudden, it took the wind out of those political sails where often politicians like to spin and say that they’ve done something they really haven’t done. And that’s really our job: we want to hold world leaders accountable. But it can only happen when citizens work in unison to create enormous change.”

About Town & Country

Town & Country has a long history of commitment to philanthropy. For nearly 175 years, the magazine has covered a world in which giving back is an essential part of living well. But that doesn’t mean we’re stuck in the past. Our annual philanthropy issue and summit consistently cover what it means to be on the cutting edge of modern day giving – and are known for gathering the greatest minds from politics, business, and the arts for high level discourse on how to change an ever-changing world. Town & Country might be the nation’s longest continuously published magazine, but with our philanthropy coverage, we’re putting our history to use in service of tomorrow.

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US Mass Shooting: Gun Violence in 2021

New York City police released a video on Friday showing two children getting caught in a shooting. The 5-year-old boy and his 10-year-old sister were rushing toward a bodega’s entrance for shelter when they heard gunshots, but they collide with another man who is also racing for cover, and all three of them tumble to the pavement.

While the children are laying between the shooter’s obvious target, the gunman continues firing at close range. Police said the shooter opened fire around 6:45pm ET Thursday in front of 1551 Sheridan Ave. The target fell on top and around the kids as he struggled to escape the gunfire.

NYPD shared in a tweet that both children were “very unfortunately not injured. However, this episode is a vivid example of how gun violence in America has been and is a major crime issue. Just a few days after the Bronx shooting mentioned, there were 10 overnight shootings on Monday, 21 June.

Countless shootings have resulted in the loss of many lives. On June 14, the Gun Violence Archive (GVA) reported 272 mass shootings in 2021. Today, just one week after, the number is now reported at 297. This week’s shootings include incidents in New York City, Missouri, California, Florida, and Chicago.

As states begin to lift restrictions on social gatherings, shootings are happening more often. Over the course of the Covid pandemic, the federal government tracked gun sales exceeding a million per week – this benchmark has not been hit since gun tracking started in 1998. According to the GVA, the number of mass shootings has increased about 40% compared to 2020 (194 cases), and 65% from 2019 (164 cases).

America’s culture of guns has now become a culture of killing. Gun violence takes innocent lives and traumatizes the communities every day.

In April, after the devastating shooting in Atlanta – taking the lives of eight individuals – President Joe Biden has announced six initial actions to address to gun violence crimes. But truly effective change is possible only through federal legislation. Biden can expand background checks and band rifles, but Congress must step up in tightening gun laws for change to be effective.

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BoldData’s Sushi Restaurant Statistics

Growth of Sushi Restaurants Comes to Halt

Tomorrow is International Sushi Day, a day in honor of the popular rice dish from Japan. The latest statistics from BoldData show that the number of sushi restaurants in America has nearly doubled in the last 10 years. However, the growth seems to have come to a halt.

Is Sushi Hype Over?

Craving Sushi? There are currently 18,944 sushi restaurants in The United States. An increase of 57% compared to 2011. In 2011, there were 11,939 sushi shops. 2017 was an especially good year for the Japanese snack, as there was an increase of 1,868 sushi shops (12%). 2018 seems to be a tipping point for the popularity of sushi–after this year, the growth of sushi restaurants slows down. In 2021, there has been a decrease of 311 sushi restaurants– a decrease in the US’ sushi restaurant growth for the first time.

First Sushi Shop in L.A.

In 1966, Kawafuku Restaurant, based in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, was the first real sushi restaurant in the Unites States. By the late 1960s, the Japanese dish had become trendy, and new sushi restaurants were opening up all across the city. In the year 1970, the US hit 50 sushi shops. Nowadays, L.A. is still the sushi place to be, with a staggering 833 sushi shops. New York is also a good place to satisfy your sushi cravings with 467 restaurants–a growth of 72% compared to 2011.

Japan 1st, US 2nd

It’s not a surprise that Japan is home to the highest number of sushi restaurants: 42,897. USA comes in second with 18,944 sushi shops. Canada completes the top 3 with 2,529 sushi restaurants. Canada, UK and Germany are the only countries in which the number of sushi restaurants is still growing.

BoldData’s complete report can be read HERE. This report is based on BoldData’s worldwide restaurant database.

About BoldData:

We are data experts with a highly accurate database of 287+ million companies worldwide. With our data have helped 2.000+ companies with analytics, research and CRM. Our data is being used by renowned research companies such as Statista. As well by FMCG companies such as Heineken, P&G, Danone and UberEats.

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First Public Health Insurance Option For Nevadans Passed

USofCare on Assembly Passage of Nevada Public Option to Make Health Care More Accessible and Affordable

United States of Care’s Liz Hagan, Director of Policy Solutions, issued the following statement today in response to the Nevada Assembly’s passage of SB 420, a bill to create a public health insurance option in Nevada:

“Today is a day of great progress and promise for Nevadans, as the Assembly has now joined the state Senate in passing a public insurance option (SB 420). This critical legislation will significantly reduce both the cost of health coverage and the number of Nevada residents forced to go without health insurance because they can’t afford it.

“The Silver State ranks 49th overall in state health system performance and it’s one of the least-insured states despite having expanded Medicaid. The pandemic has shone a light on many of the longstanding shortcomings in Nevada’s health care system and has made all too clear that people need dependable coverage that is with them through life’s changes, like losing a job or starting their own business.

“The number of people without insurance is especially high among Hispanic/Latino Nevadans, over 20% of whom are uninsured. The approved legislation goes a long way towards increasing access to coverage options that people can depend on and afford — all while helping to reduce disparities. We look forward to the governor signing this legislation into law, which will make the Silver State the second in the nation to enact a public option and will be a national model for expanding access to equitable, quality, affordable health care.”

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Joe Collins on Qualified Immunity

Joe Collins Discusses Maxine Waters Demanding Qualified Immunity for Police be Banned

What is qualified immunity?

“Qualified immunity balances two important interests—the need to hold public officials accountable when they exercise power irresponsibly and the need to shield officials from harassment, distraction, and liability when they perform their duties reasonably.

Why qualified immunity is important

  • If qualified immunity is banned, it will be impossible for a police officer to properly do their job, knowing that any sort of error in judgment in a high-pressure situation, could lead to them being prosecuted.
  • Violent crime in cities like Los Angeles could spiral even more out-of-control if cops are not equipped to do their duties to protect citizens in danger.
  • Waters has taken radical stances time-and-time again. Her views are not in the best interests of her constituents and are in fact putting people’s lives in danger if these sorts of arguments actually win out.

The Major Point
The fight to destroy the police as a barrier of law and protection for the American people, particularly in crime-ridden areas, has now reached the national stage. If qualified immunity is passed in some sort of anti-police bill, people’s lives will be at risk. Joe can talk about what he has seen in his own community, and why it is so important for law enforcement to be able to do their jobs for everyone’s well-being. Joe comments that “One of the best ways is to start rewriting laws to hold public officials and law enforcement accountable for their actions whether good or bad,” when asked to further support his argument for wanting to keep qualified immunity from being banned.  

Joe believes that most things in life are merely a matter of perspective, there is no one size fits all solution that will solve all problems but through collaborative efforts we can get pretty darn close. Trying to bring a balanced perspective to every situation, Joe says that “As an elected official, I would rather engage with the community when making decisions that will impact their lives in a creative manner. One thing that I will do that my opponent does not do is actually show up and be present in my community. We will rebuild our community, improve our education system and bring back quality jobs so our people can get to work.”

About Joe:
Joe’s passion to serve others started at an early age and earned him the nickname “GI Joe.” Ironically, he was always intrigued by the Military and Prominent Leaders like George Bush, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, and John F. Kennedy.

Joe made the most important decision of his first step into adulthood. He was going to follow in the footsteps of the men he admired so greatly; Joe Collins joined the US Navy. Serving 13 and a half successful years as an Aviation Machinist Mate, Joe Collins worked and trained thousands of sailors on many types of aircraft including the F-18 Super Hornet, E6 Mercury, and the MH60 Sea-hawk.

With the help of the US Navy, he also became a licensed financial professional. Joe’s passion to help others also came in the form of becoming a Certified Counselor for rape and sexual assault victims as a sailor in the US Navy, Joe served during the successful campaign, “Operation Iraqi Freedom”. He also served in the recruiting duty area, where he earned numerous honors and awards. This was a role Joe enjoyed immensely, as he had the pleasure of jumpstarting the future careers for many of our young American leaders of today.

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LUNAY – LE GUSTA QUE LA VEAN

Lunay Will Release Eagerly Awaited New Single “Le Gusta Que La Vean” This Friday, April 30

The Track Is The First Advance Single From The Fast-Rising & Award-Winning Young Puerto Rican Star’s Special El Niño Project Coming In May

Tonight, April 27, Lunay Can Also Be Seen Performing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, As He Joins Collaborator Nicki Nicole On Their Recently Released Duet “No Toque Mi Naik”

This Friday, April 30, will see Puerto Rico’s leading next generation Reggaeton star Lunay release his new song and video “Le Gusta Que La Vean” (‘She likes to be seen’). “Le Gusta Que La Ven” represents the first advance single from Lunay’s eagerly awaited and expansive El Niño project. El Niño will be the first major release this May from Chris Jedi & Gaby Music’s newly formed independent label: La Familia Records.  The El Niño project also represents Lunay’s follow-up to his #1 charting, 14-track 2019 debut album “Epico”- which delivered two #1 Latin Airplay singles, and over a billion YouTube views while Lunay quickly garnered nearly a dozen significant best new artist and genre awards including the Latin AMA’s “New Artist Of The Year” recognition.

Stay tuned for more detail on “Le Gusta Que La Ven” and El Niño on Friday, but also make sure to tune-in to this evening’s broadcast of TheTonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as Lunay will join Nicki Nicole in a medley performance including their recent collaborative hit single “No Toque Mi Naik,” which has collected over 25 million streams in just the last month.

LUNAY Will Release His Highly Anticipated Second Album “EL NIÑO” This Friday, May 21st

With An Uplifting Celebration Of Youth Before He Turns 21, Reggaeton’s Leading Next Generation Star Delivers The Eagerly Awaited Follow-Up To His #1 Charting Smash Debut “Epico” And The First Album Release From Super Producer Team Chris Jedi and Gaby Music’s New Independent Label “LA FAMILA”

New Single & Video “VUDU” ft. Chencho Corleone Also Arrives Friday

Lunay is Urbano’s Next Superstar! …when a new artist does manage to cut through the fray, we really should pay attention, [and LUNAY is] one of the freshest upcoming stars in the game. [he] is on a rapid ascent… and Épico [was] a 14-track wonder of reggaeton, dancehall and trap influences that mark a young artist who is already well on his way to mainstay status.”- Remezcla

Latin music’s leading next generation Reggaeton star, and a “Billboard 21 under 21” selection, Lunay will release his eagerly awaited second album “El Niño” this Friday, May 21st. A creative representation of the life he is living now before his 21st birthday later this year, the album is the follow-up to Lunay’s 2019 #1 charting, debut album “Epico”- which delivered two #1 Latin Airplay singles, and over a Billion YouTube views while propelling him to garner nearly a dozen significant best new artist and genre awards, including the Latin AMA’s “New Artist Of The Year” recognition.  Including collaborations with Chencho Corleone, Anitta, Bryant Meyers, Zion, Chanell and Juliito, “El Niño” is also the very first album release from La Familia Records – the recently launched independent label of Lunay’s super producer duo of Chris Jedi and Gaby music.

Following the April release of advance single & video “Le Gusta Que La Vean” (‘She likes to be seen’), this Friday’s album release will also be accompanied by a video debut of “VUDU” ft. Chencho Corleone as the collections new single (see full track list below on Back cover album art).

“I wanted to make an album before I was 21 to reflect everything that I am right now – what I’m living and what I’ve learned so far – making fun songs for the streets and the clubs, while still being El Niño inside and outside the studio. I’m thrilled with the creative collaborations on the album, as they are all people I really admire, and I am eternally grateful to be able to be part of La Familia with incredible support from two of the most important producers in the world in Chris & Gaby.” –Lunay

ABOUT LUNAY

While a large number of new Latin music artists are looking to continue the surge in global success of Reggaeton, Latin Trap and other Rhythmic music styles in Spanish, it has become clearly evident that Puerto Rico’s dynamic, still only 20, musical “wunderkind” (RS), Lunay is the genre’s undisputed new generation superstar.  After bursting into the playlists and video streams of fans across the world with “Soltera” and it’s soon to follow, and widely regarded ‘Song of Summer’ remix with Daddy Yankee and Bad Bunny, LUNAY’s credits were quickly boasting two #1 Latin Airplay singles, a rare #1 full album debut with the 14-track ‘ÉPICO,’ and over a Billion views quickly collected on YouTube.  With the support of super-producers Chris Jedi, Gaby Music, and their La Familia label,  Lunay’s rapid rise has already resulted in a trophy case full of  breakthrough artist award recognition including: the 2019 Latin Ama’s “New Artist Of The Year, 2019 Billboard “Artist On The Rise” Recognition, Spotify Top 3 “Breakout Artists Of Year, 2019 Apple Music “Up Next Artist” and four Premios Juventud Victories: “On The Rise Artist” & ”Remix Of The Year” (2019) And Most Recently “Breaking The Internet” &  New Generation – Male (2020). Following a few quiet months due to the Covid pandemic postponing a series of highly anticipated concert appearances, Lunay resumed his ascent to the upper reaches of the genre with features alongside Lil Mosey and Jhay Cortez, and the standout single “Relaciones” – which Rolling Stone hailed as the week’s best new Latin music track upon its release.  Lunay’s visibility continued to grow across the Fall of 2020 with a WWD cover profile spotlighting his first fashion collaboration with Pull & Bear,” a nationally broadcast Halloween concert, and selection to Billboard’s prestigious “21 under 21” list of the music industry’s top young artists.

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LUNAY El Nino tracklist via La Familia Records from John Reilly at JRPR for use by 360 Magazine

Billie Eilish releases new single "Therefore I Am" as announced by 360 MAGAZINE illustration by Maria Soloman.

Billie Eilish – Therefore I Am

Five-time GRAMMY Award-winning Darkroom/Interscope Records artist Billie Eilish has released her new single titled ‘Therefore I Am.’ The track comes with an official music video also directed by the 18-year-old, and was shot in a deserted Glendale Galleria shopping mall, a familiar stomping-ground for Billie during her early teen years.

Watch the official music video for ‘Therefore I Am’ HERE.

‘Therefore I Am’ follows a busy few months of writing, recording and campaigning, since returning to the public arena earlier this year with a powerful live performance for the Democratic National Committee of her song ‘my future’ [watch HERE]. Last month, Billie Eilish also performed her first ever groundbreaking global live stream. WHERE DO WE GO? THE LIVESTREAM incorporated state-of-the-art XR technology, bringing music fans from all over the world together for a fully immersive virtual experience. Using multiple cameras, angles and 3D environments, viewers were able step inside Billie’s world, as she performed a fully live set for what was truly an unprecedented virtual experience. The pre-show featured exclusive content, giveaways, trivia and voting PSA’s from special guests.

The official music video for ‘Therefore I Am’ made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU and on the Viacom Times Square billboard.

On Sunday, November 22, Billie Eilish will take the stage for a worldwide premiere performance of ‘Therefore I Am’ at the American Music Awards, where she is nominated for two awards; Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock and Favorite Social Artist. The show will broadcast live at 8PM EST/ PST on ABC.

On December 10, Billie Eilish will be performing live on iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball 2020. The show will be carried live on over 90+ iHeartRadio CHR stations and as a live video stream on The CW app and CWTV.com on Thursday, December 10, beginning at 6PM PT / 9PM ET.

“Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry,” the highly anticipated documentary feature film directed by award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler (“Belushi,” “The September Issue,” “The War Room”) will premiere in theaters and on Apple TV+ in February 2021.

Billie Eilish released her groundbreaking debut album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” in 2019 and won Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album at this year’s 62nd Grammy® Awards in January, followed by her rousing performance of The Beatles’ ‘Yesterday’ at the 92nd Oscars®. This year also saw 18-year-old Eilish release her internationally hailed official James Bond theme song “No Time To Die,” for the forthcoming MGM/Eon Productions James Bond Motion Picture.

‘Therefore I Am’ is out everywhere now.

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

New album out July 30

Eilish shares teaser songs in anticipation of her sophomore album release

Billie Eilish is back with a new release, and this time she’s making her fans “Happier Than Ever.” The new track, “Happier Than Ever” was released on April 26th via Darkroom/Interscope Records. The song is the self-titled track off her upcoming sophomore album, also titled Happier Than Ever. Eilish’s highly-anticipated upcoming album is said to be coming out on July 30. Fans can pre-order Happier Than Ever HERE.

After the release of her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go, Eilish released several singles. Several of which– “Therefore I Am,” “my future,” “your power,” “lost cause” and “Happier Than Ever,” will appear on her upcoming album release.

The most recent single Eilish has revealed is “lost cause.” You can listen to the track HERE. The music video, directed by Eilish herself, can be viewed HERE.

Billie took to Instagram on April 27 to reveal her exciting album announcement to fans. Eilish posted: “MY NEW ALBUM “Happier Than Ever” OUT JULY 30TH! this is my favorite thing i’ve ever created and i am so excited and nervous and EAGER for you to hear it. i can’t even tell you. i’ve never felt so much love for a project than i do for this one. hope you feel what i feel. alsoooo new song out thursday at 9am pt too!! pre-save/add/order nowwwww link in bio.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH 🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊.”

Eilish also recently posted world tour dates regarding the release of Happier Than Ever.

Here is the tracklist for Happier Than Ever:

1. Getting Older
2. I Didn’t Change My Number
3. Billie Bossa Nova
4. My Future
5. Oxytocin
6. Goldwing
7. Lost Cause
8. Halley’s Comet
9. Not My Responsibility
10. OverHeated
11. Everybody Dies
12. Your Power
13. NDA
14. Therefore I Am
15. Happier Than Ever
16. Male Fantasy

You can listen to the teaser singles from Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever HERE.

Travel illustration by Maria Soloman for 360 Magazine

TREEHOUSES, SAMURAI HOMES & KIMONO RETREATS

With Japan on the top of many travelers’ bucket lists once travel restrictions are lifted, the country is expecting a tourism boom like no other. This has lead to the creation of many new hotels and resorts, particularly located outside of Tokyo and Kyoto. Along with new properties to open in 2021, many hotels that have opened in 2020 with unique experiences and offerings, and are eager to welcome international guests. Below is a sampling of some of the most unique hotels in Japan:

wanoi KAKUNODATE – Akita Prefecture-Opened March 13, 2020
Renovated from a historical storehouse, wanoi KAKUNODATE offers travelers a step back in time. The town of Kakunodate was known as “Little Kyoto” for samurai residences. Each of the three rooms at wanoi KAKUNODATE highlights this incredible history. The Nishinomiyake Bushigura room, inspired by the ancestor of the Nishinomiya family who was a highly regarded samurai at the time, echoes his story through its design, including tactile tools once used by samurai. The Nishinomiyake Gakkogura room was originally a storehouse for pickles. Guests can experience that history by taking a bath in a repurposed pickle barrel bathtub. The Tanmonogura room is located right next to the samurai residence street. It stands as the oldest of the three storehouses, originally built in the late Edo period.

The pickle bathtub in the Nichinomiyake Gakkogura room at wanoi KAKUNODATE (© East Japan Railway Company), Geoffrey Weill Associates, the Japan National Tourism Organization for 360 Magazine

Nordisk Hygge Circles – Mie Prefecture-Opening Spring 2021
Located in Japan’s Mie Prefecture amidst towering trees and roaring waterfalls, the Nordisk Hygge Circles is a new luxury campground. The campground is intended to be a healing space for guests, while providing a sustainable camping experience. The Nordisk Hygge Circles was designed by Japanese-Danish architecture team Third Nature, who won a regenerative tourism competition launched by Danish outdoor gear company Nordisk. The campsite will consist of three main areas: a rest area with reservable circular cabins and glamping tents, a “learning field” for nature-inspired excursions and workshops, and an area where guests can pitch their own tents.

Nordisk Hygge Circles in Mie Prefecture (© Third Nature, Structured Environment, Henrik Innovation), The Japan National Tourism Organization, Geoffrey Weill Associates, for 360 Magazine

Nipponia Shirataka Former House of Okuyama – Yamagata Prefecture-Opening April 2021
Renovated from a house that was previously owned by a distinguished Japanese family in the silk production business, this “kimono retreat hotel” offers guests an escape in the rural town of Shirataka while experiencing Japan’s kimono culture. The hotel will span 8,000 square meters with five different buildings and eight guest rooms. Owned by Tomihiro, a 400-year-old kimono fabrics store, the retreat allows guests to partake in traditional craft and local lifestyle activities.

NIPPONIA Shirataka Former House of Okuyama  (© 2021 NIPPONIA Shirataka), Geoffrey Weill Associates, and Japan National Tourism Organization for 360 Magazine

Treeful Treehouse EcoResort-Okinawa Prefecture-Opening Spring 2021
Located in Nago city, in the north of Okinawa island, the Treeful Treehouse EcoResort lives by the ethos of ‘sustainable luxury.’ Using minimal electricity produced solely by solar power, the resort features a number of sleek and design-forward treehouses that are seamlessly integrated with nature. One is completely suspended with 360-degrees views and contemporary interior design, built on the side of Genka River–considered one of the clearest waters in Japan. A passionate environmental project, the resort has engaged with Okinawa locals on various initiatives, including removing man-made concrete to restore the natural landscape, and re-building a watermill in an effort to “improve their area environmentally, culturally, and economically.”

Treeful Treehouse EcoResort in Okinawa (© Treeful Treehouse EcoResort), Geoffrey Weill Associates, and Japan National Tourism Organization for 360 Magazine

Fauchon Hotel Kyoto-Opening March 16, 2021
A meeting of two worlds, the Fauchon Hotel Kyoto, from the famous French gourmet food company Fauchon, will stand as the company’s first hotel outside of Paris. The hotel will open in the center of Kyoto with 59 guest rooms and suites. Along with its iconic Pâtisserie & Boutique Fauchon, Fauchon Hotel Kyoto will be home to a variety of restaurants and bars, including Salon de Thé Fauchon and Le Grand Café Fauchon. The hotel will also be home to Le Spa Fauchon, which will offer a wide range of body and face treatments.

Rendering of the Grand Café at the Fauchon Hotel Kyoto, Geoffrey Weill Associates, and Japan National Tourism Organization for 360 Magazine

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