CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY ON THE WATER WITH A PREMIER BRUNCH CRUISE ABOARD CITY CRUISES
Book an unforgettable experience aboard a City Cruises vessel this year, featuring signature cocktails, specialty food offerings, and spectacular city views
Mom figures of every kind deserve only the best, especially given this past year. City Cruises announced today its Chicago port will be offering specialty cruises celebrating Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 9. Mom, grandmother, aunt, or any Mom figure you hold near and dear to you, will be swept off their feet this upcoming holiday with an exclusive brunch or dinner cruise aboard one of the spectacular City Cruises vessels, paired with a selection of specialty cocktails and city views to make them swoon.
Families of every kind are invited on board to enjoy a delicious Sunday meal, all while taking in unmatched views of the city skyline from the Chicago River or Lake Michigan and create unforgettable memories together.
Mother’s Day experiences offered in Chicago include:
DATES: Sunday, May 9, 2021 CRUISING TIME: Early Brunch: 10:00am – 12:00pm (9:30am boarding) or Afternoon Brunch: 2:00pm – 4:00pm (1:30pm boarding) Tickets AvailableHERE
Delicious plated dinner with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts
Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water
Spectacular views of the city skyline and local landmarks
Guaranteed table for your party size
Flower for mom and two souvenir champagne flutes
EXTRAS & UPGRADES:
Creative cocktails, wine and beer from our well-stocked cash bar
Window table reservations for the best views
Additional upgrades to customize your experience
This cruise departs from Chicago River Esplanade, right in front of the NBC Tower on the River (north side) or 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit City Experiencesor call (888) 957-2634.
To provide reassurance in the current pandemic environment, City Experiences has expanded its industry defining SafeCruise by City Cruises program, building on already stringent sanitation processes, to incorporate further health-driven measures to guard against the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. These include, but are not limited to:
Supporting local regulatory initiatives against the spread of COVID-19
Mandatory daily crew member health screening and wearing of appropriate PPE.
Revised boarding and ticketing procedures to allow for social distancing and touchless entry.
Requiring guests to wear face masks while cruising, except while eating and drinking.
Reducing the number of guests on board, as supported by local government, and adapting all seating and table spacing to allow for a minimum 6-foot distance between guests.
Implementing enhanced sanitation and disinfection procedures, with hand sanitizing stations available throughout the vessel.
Hornblower Cruises and Events Chicago Port Information
Anyone who self-reports any of the noted COVID-19 symptoms or has completed travel in any of the restricted Travel Order states over the past 14 days, will not be able to join the cruise.
All Crew and all Guests ages 2 and older are always required to wear face coverings while on board our vessels, except while dining or exempted by the local health authority.
To reflect current requirements some of the usual elements dining cruises may not be permitted or offered.
Chicago cruises will operate indoor dining at 40% capacity with a maximum of 50 guests per deck.
All prices quoted are per person, subject to availability and exclude fees and taxes.
Cruises depart Chicago River Esplanade, right in front of the NBC Tower on the River (north side) 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive Chicago, IL 60611
If looking to organize a private festive celebration in Chicago, City Cruises’ luxurious fleet is ideally suited family events or corporate outings alike and can easily accommodate a range of group sizes in accordance with current limitations.
Visit City Experiences for more information on experiences available or call (888) 957-2634.
About City Experiences
City Experiences represents Hornblower Group’s expansive portfolio of water- and land-based experience companies and includes two sub-brands: City Cruises and City Ferry. City Cruises companies operate dining, sightseeing and private events across 22 destinations in the U.S., Canada and the UK. City Cruises companies also operate cruises on behalf of the National Park Service and the Niagara Parks Commission and currently hold service contracts to provide ferry service to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, Alcatraz Island and Niagara Falls. City Ferry companies offer specialized knowledge and expertise required to transport passengers, vehicles and other cargo safely across inland and coastal waterways, serving as operator of NYC Ferry and Puerto Rico ferry system, among others. City Experiences’ portfolio of companies also offers a range of land-based experiences including shore excursions, partner-offered experiences, multi-port packages, with companies including Cruising Excursions, ShoreTrips and Walks products. For more information visit City Experiences.
About Hornblower Group
Hornblower Group is a global leader in world-class experiences. The corporate entity of Hornblower Group is comprised of American Queen Steamboat Company and City Experiences. Seaward Services, Inc., a marine services company specializing in the operation, maintenance and repair of government and privately owned vessels, is also a subsidiary of Hornblower Group, operating and maintaining U.S. Navy Ranges and port facilities, including local oil spill response. Today, Hornblower’s footprint spans 111 countries and territories, and 125 U.S. cities, with offerings including water-based experiences, land-based experiences, overnight cruise experiences, and ferry and transportation services. Hornblower Group is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with additional corporate offices in Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; London, United Kingdom; New Albany, Indiana; New York, New York; and across Ontario, Canada.
About SafeCruise by City Cruises
Established over 25 years ago, SafeCruise by City Cruises delivers industry-defining standards for health, safety and security across all of our City Cruises operations. Continuously improving, the program follows the most up to date government and industry guidelines and applies decades-long operational expertise to ensure a safe environment for guests and crew members, while maintaining City Experiences’ excellent record of safety. For more information visit SafeCruise.
As Valentine’s Day comes to a close, there seems to be a lull in the season of gift-giving. Christmas and Valentine’s Day are two holidays focused on spreading love and the next day focused on sharing love is Mother’s Day. Although it’s still weeks away, it’s never too soon to start planning for the important women in your life.
Tea Forté also features a variety of gift sets so they’re ready to go as a perfect gift. Beyond tea, they feature teaware such as a steeping cup that has a double-walled cup to keep tea hot and the cup cozy to hold. Plus, enjoy free shipping on all orders over $49!
A perfect gift for Mother’s Day is skincare and OURA has products worth talking about. OURA has recently worked to create self-care products that infuse high-tech solutions into everyday life, while also doing social good by granting the wish of a childhood cancer patient for every 1,000 products sold.
The OURA Exfoliatoris self-disinfecting and rejuvenates the skin by removing dead skin cells as it cleans out pores and sweeps away debris deeply and completely using only water. The dual-textured smart fiber pad is infused with copper oxide which works naturally to improve skin texture and provide a luminous glow, while gentle enough for sensitive skin. These special cleansing cloths are anti-bacterial; ultra-plush; self-sterilizing; sustainable; hypoallergenic; and anti-aging.
Like the Exfoliator, the Hydro Glove creates a healthy glow on skin from head to toe. The Hydro Glove is antimicrobial and made of 100 percent cotton infused with copper to allow for gentle exfoliation for the entire body.
There’s finally a sensible solution to help stop stains on your favorite panties from unpredictable monthly leaks. Cutie Undies are underpants that you wear during your period and then toss into the garbage!
Each pack comes with two pairs of 100% cotton breathable briefs with built-in sanitary pads for the best day/night protection. The briefs are discreet, secure, comfortable and biodegradable. The best part? It’s only $9.99 for a pack of two! Check out their website for more information.
Mom has been working overtime for the past year, it’s only fair to give her a gift of true comfort with Barefoot Dreams’ new Spring collection featuring new colorways of fan-favorite sets and brand-new styles. Surefire items include the Crinkle Jersey Lounge Set in a beautiful new color, Waterfall Sea Salt, the Scoop Neck Short Set, and the Washed Satin Short PJ Set.
Now, with everyone staying home, loungewear is the perfect gift for any woman in your life. Barefoot Dreams features a collection of cozy, chic and comfortable clothing.
Score extra points with mom this year, by giving her a gift made just for her – salon-quality custom haircare by Gemmist. Made with coconut oil, camellia japonica seed oil and avocado oil, and by using science-based formulas from a quick hair quiz, this personalized shampoo and conditioner set, and the Scalp Balancing Bar is the endless thank you mom deserves.
With these products, women in your life will be able to bring the spa home with them. The brand also offers a Gemmist gifting subscription service to save you the hassle.
DoggieLawn was created when founder Natalie wanted to find an easy indoor dog bathroom solution to living in an apartment with dogs. It’s the perfect, natural place for your pet to relax or go potty – especially right now with cold temps, crazy storms, or even if it’s in the middle of the night and you don’t want to venture outside!
DoggieLawn is an environmentally-friendly subscription or one-time purchase that delivers a never-ending supply of fresh grass right to your door. Great for indoors, small balconies, backyards and more! Learn more on their website.
Qemp has a variety of CBD oils, the perfect Mother’s Day gift for all the stressed moms out there. Their formulas are crafted to help maintain focus, boost energy and improve rest. They also have a CBD cream to help provide relief for pain. They have formulas for nighttime and daytime use as well as an oil for beginners that don’t know where to start.
The GlassFusion VisionGuard+ with D3O and GlassFusion+ with D3O are now available for the Apple iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12/12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The formulation used by InvisibleShield is crystal clear, so it looks just like the phone’s original screen. The D3O additive makes these industry-leading screen protectors more than 20% stronger than the original GlassFusion protector. These screen protectors are perfect for the mom that can’t seem to hold on to their phone.
GlassFusion Screen Protectors – Starting at $49.99
G-SHOCK’s Gold Ingot Collection
G-SHOCK’s new Gold Ingot Collection screams luxury. The GM110SG-9A, GM5600SG-9, and GM6900SG-9, each feature stainless steel bezels and buckles with eye-catching semi-transparent bands and metallic gold dials inspired by the design of a classic Gold Ingot. The retro-inspired models each come equipped with standard G-SHOCK technology and capabilities including shock resistance, 200M water resistance, EL backlight, daily alarm, stopwatch, countdown timer, and full auto-calendar.
G-SHOCK’s Gold Ingot Collection – Starting at $220
For the mom that loves coffee, L’OR will allow them to dive into pure espresso bliss. With L’OR you can experience the sweet aroma of the freshest Arabica and Robusta beans, hand-selected by L’OR roasters. The selection is truly exquisite and would satisfy any mom that wants to indulge.
As we move into the spring months and warmer weather, sandals are on every women’s wishlist. The Blowfish Malibu Spring Collection has a variety of cute styles to choose from. The Rylim Sandal is the perfect slide on shoe to complete your Spring look; the cushioned footbed, featuring a cactus flower sock design, allows for all day comfort without breaking the bank or compromising your chicness. The Rylim Sandal comes in five cool colors and is Vegan Registered too!
A trend in skincare is moving toward more natural and organic products, and sugar can be a key ingredient in a natural skincare regimen. Ida Body Care Founder & CEO Vicki Weaver Payne says “Our Sugar Scrub is Ida’s secret step to maximize hydration. My mother Ida created it with natural sugar and 12 essential oils including anti-aging powerhouses like Avocado oil, Evening Primrose oil and Apricot Kernel oil,” Vicki explains. “Your skin will never feel the same.”
A vegan and cruelty-free line, Ida’s Body Scrub stimulates the skin, activating and cleansing it, so you feel revived and ready. Sugar is beneficial to the skin because it is a natural humectant. A humectant draws moisture from the environment into the skin. Using sugar on the skin can help hydrate the skin and retain moisture.
PROUDis an ethically sourced collection with a mission to give back. Any purchase the customer makes from the website, 10% of gross sales will be donated to their charity of choice: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Pink Ribbon Girls, Baby2Baby, Off The Street Club, Victoria’s Victory Foundation or the Rezvan Foundation.
PROUD’s ethos is to create a brand that unifies people beyond the current political divide in America and awaken the philanthropist in each of us. The idea is no matter where you come from or what you do, we all have something to be proud of. With a variety of sizes, styles and prices, the women in your life will love PROUD.
For the mom that wants a bag that is stylish and practical, the Luli Bebé Monaco Diaper bag is the one for her. Available in two sizes—Monaco and Petit Monaco—the soft vegan faux leather texture is gorgeous and easy to care for. Worn as a backpack or a shoulder/crossbody bag, with clips provided to attach to it to a stroller, this diaper bag is versatile and beautiful.
The central satin-lined storage space is ringed by pockets for a total of nine storage spaces, to keep all of the baby’s things organized and easy to reach. The exterior design and elegant colors make this diaper bag look runway-worthy, with shades of Ebony Black, Pearl White, Stone Grey, Pastel Pink, Latte Brown and Caramel.
Mother’s deserve a good night’s sleep and FluffCo brings ultimate comfort to your bedroom. Featuring down and feather as well as down alternative pillows, bring the ultimate hotel pillow experience home with you! The pillows contain ethically sourced down & feather and pillow shells made with cooling eucalyptus.
At half the industry retail cost, your best night sleep ever is right around the corner with FluffCo. Any woman in your life will love the comfort that FluffCo can provide. After all, they deserve to relax after the busy lives they need to balance.
For the fashion-forward mom, this limited-edition collaboration brings together two American icons, combining Coach’s distinct attitude and legacy of craftsmanship with Champion’s authority in authentic athletic apparel.
Featuring leather bags, leather jogger pants, sweaters and shearling jackets printed with new branding that unites Coach’s storypatch, one of its house symbols, with Champion’s iconic C-logo, the collection reimagines the shared heritage of both brands with a fresh, modern lens.
BisouLovely is a line of high-quality ethereal jewelry that will remind you of the magical jewels in your fairytale dreams!
Inspired by magical girls, each piece is crafted with care using precious metals and sparkling stones to create the jewelry of your fairytale dreams. Choose from rings, necklaces, and earrings in celestial shades of pink, blue, rose gold, silver with sapphires, opals, cubic zirconia stones, moonstones and more.
Puro Sound Labs, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium, safe children and adult headphones, recently announced a change in ownership. Founder Dave Russell has sold the company to his daughters, Ashley Warnicki, Christina Russell and Nicole Russell, to both honor Women in the Workplace as we celebrate Women’s History Month in March, and also to continue his legacy of providing safe hearing for all.
The brand is dedicated to creating healthy, affordable, high-quality listening products for everyone. They have a variety of styles and colors beginning at just $64.99. The volume limiting headphones ensure a safe listening experience.
Malicious Women Candle Co. is a woman-owned company serving sassiness through their ethically made candles, cosmetics, apparel, jewelry and more. They have built a community of Malicious Misfits from around the world and their candles make the perfect gift.
Scents like “A Hot Mess” and “Blueberry Cobbler” will fill anyone’s home with a fabulous scent. The women in your life will love the cute candle jars that will spice up any room. The candles come with funny sayings so they can be personalized to the woman you’re shopping for.
For the mom that loves wine, Repour has the perfect way to save the bottle so every last drop stays fresh. By absorbing the oxygen from the bottle—which is what causes wine to go bad in the first place—it keeps your wine fresh from the first glass to the last.
Use Repour like you would a normal stopper or closure. One Repour will save one full bottle of wine (750 ml), even if you drink one glass a week for 5 weeks. The stopper eliminates 100% of oxygen from your wine, perfect for those who can never finish a bottle.
Gucci’s Mother’s Day gift guide offerings include the Ken Scott, Off The Grid and Ouverture collections along with Gucci’s Beloved Handbags which were recently reimagined in new precious gems colorways! Gucci’s eclectic, contemporary and romantic designs are sure to leave mom swooning for more!
Shower some of your most deserving with the gift of great skin…because there’s no better gift than giving mom a little time for herself on her very special day! SKINNEY Medspa is the latest beauty destination to debut in Miami in Bal Harbour Shops, offering all manners of cosmetic enhancements under one roof. Specializing in high-tech non-invasive skin treatments, cosmetic and body contouring procedures, SKINNEY Medspa’s Mother’s Day promo showcases some of their favorite treatments at a discounted price, available for purchase from now until Mother’s Day!
Fraxel promotes more beautiful, healthier skin. Stimulates collagen, fights aging, uneven texture, deep wrinkling, or scars. Normally valued at $1,500, the treatment will be available for $1,000 for a limited time.
Address the visible signs of aging in minutes! Thermageis non-invasive that smooths + tightens. Normally valued at $3,000, the treatment will be available for $2,400 for a limited time.
On the other hand, surprise mom with something you both want! In addition to the above treatments, SKINNEY Medspa is offering Buy 1 Gift 1 on select facials:
The HydraFacial immediately improves the look and health of skin using patented technology to cleanse, extract and hydrate while providing ongoing results. This A-list facial will leave skin looking healthy and flawless.
VENUS FREEZE FACIAL:
Venus Freeze is a non-surgical face-lift that smoothes fine lines, wrinkles and tightens skin. Its powerful cell stimulation promotes an instant glow, making the skin look plump and healthy.
The Hapuku Wedge sandal features a 3-inch heel and a faux-leather strap upper with a Velcro closure. With the Blowfish Malibu sandals signature cushioned footbed, your mom won’t have to sacrifice style or comfort!
The Marley, one of Blowfish Malibu’s best-selling sneaker, is a slip-on sneaker featuring a canvas upper with elastic for an easy on/off wear. With distressed edges and a cushioned footbed, this sneaker is perfect for everyday wear! Available in a variety of colors and prints.
This barbed wire inspired cuff is perfect for the edgy and stylish mothers. Featuring an open closure, this cuff is a fun twist to stack with other accessories or to wear by itself. Available in 4 different colored metals.
BBQGuys Outdoor Living Products
Food brings people together. This Mother’s Day, enjoying some quality time with mom over a delicious meal. With BBQGuys‘ wide range of grills, BBQs, smokers, pizza ovens, BBQ accessories, outdoor kitchen appliances, and more on their website, you’ll be cooking up a delicious meal in no time. The Blaze Electric Grill is perfect for cooking up a delicious Mother’ Day meal. With a water-resistant exterior, mom will love this new grill. Table-Top to Pedestal, or Built-In model, the Electric Grill is versatile, allowing for mom to grill anywhere in style. The newest launch that she will adore features triangular searing rods to create the perfect sear marks, stainless steel flame tamers to minimize flare-ups and add flavor, and 1500 Watt heating elements to distribute heat evenly and with a maximum grill surface temperature of 749°F.
Give back to mom, after all the years she’s spent caring for you, by showing her some love with a home-cooked meal. Or, if she’s a chef, grace her kitchen with a new appliance she’ll love to use. Either way, BBQGuys is here to make Mother’s Day even more delectable this year.
Tissot Bellissima Wristwatch
This Mother’s Day, get mom a stunning timepiece she is sure to cherish forever. Tissot’s Bellissima evening wrist watch is the perfect, elegant accessory for any look. This delicate time piece is available in several versions, which can be viewed on Tissot’s website.
Add an extra sparkles to your mom’s outfits with a gift that will remind her of you every time she glances down to check the time. This dainty watch suits all of life’s occasions, including being the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
On Saturday, June 12th btw 4PM-8PM, 360 Magazine will host our intimate immersive pop-up shop, which will be reminiscent of a traditional Bronx Bodega. This po-up shop is a collaborative effort to elevate our brand’s priorities in popular culture and design (PC+D). We are looking to collaborate with and highlight local businesses in the Bronx. 360 Magazine works with LGBT-friendly, community-based organizations.
This boutique and private shopping experience will be held at the #360TRAP Bronx workspace. The event will feature #AOHSOA Trunk Pieces and lifestyle choices, specifically designed for consumers to live their best PC+D lifestyle.
The pop-up will possess a carnival theme and will feature creative activities and decors compatible with this fun concept. The event’s open bar will run for four hours and feature signature spirits of mixologists, as well as festive tapas. This event will be a privileged opportunity to reinforce brand awareness and network among target audiences and sponsors.This summer event will also be the precursor for World Blood Donor Day (6/14) and Armon Hayes‘ birthday (6/16).
The lovely, leisurely days of summer are almost upon us, and each new season brings the opportunity to try something fresh. Even if you haven’t been able to get out and shop for a summer wardrobe, never fear. Accessories offer a quick and easy way to making the old look new again, and they also add an instant touch of individuality to any ensemble. Whether you’re looking for yourself or in the market for Mother’s Day gifts, following are three of the hottest jewelry trends to try out this summer.
LARGE BAROQUE PEARLS
Traditional, round pearls are a classic that never goes out of style, but in 2020 baroque pearls are stealing the scene. You’ll see their edgy elegance cropping up everywhere this year. The term ‘baroque’ covers every type except round, from pearls as tiny as grains of rice to ones as big as eggs, and this year, the bigger the better. The unique shape of baroque pearls gives you the chance to express your personality, and it’s one of the reasons they’re so popular right now.
The unique, abstract quality of baroque pearls make them more laid-back than traditional ones; they give off a relaxed vibe that is perfectly suited to to lazy summer days. Avant-garde or vintage, worn layered or singly, baroque pearls make a statement and are the focal point of any outfit.
Just like with pearls, the ‘bigger is better’ trend holds true for oversize chains as well. There are so many options when it comes to wearing chains: as a necklace, they work equally well with V-necks, scoop necks and bra tops (which are another hot trend this year too). Chain chokers are super popular too, and they definitely make a statement. But even though chains look edgy — and literally have an edge — they can still be worn with eveningwear. Expect to find them in gold, silver and even black.
Chunky chains won’t be limited to necklines. You’ll notice them everywhere, from head to toe. Chain belts can be worn at the waist or slung low over the hips. For a more preppy look, you can add a chain to a second belt. Meanwhile, a chain strap for your hand bag is ultra-cool and retro, and adds a glint of glamor to any accoutrement. As for your feet, don’t be surprised to see chain anklets, some attached to shoes, others floating free and easy as a day at the beach.
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but in the summer of 2020, fashionistas are gaga for colorful gems. There’s a strong bohemian vibe going on out there so don’t be afraid to mix and match stones and metals. The more colors you add, the easier it is to coordinate with the rest of your wardrobe. Inject some color and let your inner flower child blossom.
Colored stones are also being selected for their spiritual meaning and healing properties. Try amethyst for its psychic powers or emeralds for rejuvenation.
Hot weather makes us want to strip down to the bare minimum as far as clothes are concerned, and this only gives your accessories all the more chance to shine. Whether you decide to go modern or retro, there’s something for everyone this year. The only rule is to pick what suits your style so you can enjoy it all summer long!
Picking the perfect Mother’s Day gift that manages to land squarely between ‘thoughtful’ and ‘affordable’, while also showing true gratitude is a challenge at the best of times let alone trying to do it in the middle of a global pandemic, trapped in isolation with mum looking over your shoulder.
But despite the lockdown measures in place, Australian pop group Sheppard have managed to pull together the ultimate mother’s day surprise in secret, all while trapped in isolation, with their mum Linda in the room next door.
“Flowers, wine, chocolates; they’re all great gifts to celebrate your mum, but this year we wanted to take a more personal approach” said Sheppard singer Amy Sheppard. “For the past few months we’ve been covertly working on writing and recording “Thank You”, a song that celebrates our amazing mum, Linda.”
Filled with signature Sheppard sounds, pop hooks and lyrics that openly and honestly recount memorable moments from the bands childhood and teenage years, “Thank You” is all in the title: a deeply personal thank you message to their mum this Mother’s Day.
“Our mum has been such an incredibly important member of our band. She’s always been there behind the scenes as a silent helping hand, making life easier for us in any way she can. Said George Sheppard “This year we couldn’t get out of the house to physically buy her a gift or to take her to lunch, so this Mother’s Day we wanted to do something a bit different. We wrote “Thank You” to our mum (all mums all over the world really) as a song of gratitude – not just for putting up with us in isolation these past few weeks, but for looking after us for our entire lives!”
Written by the band’s core writing team of George and Amy Sheppard and guitarist Jay Bovino, the band’s sixth release from their forthcoming album is more than just a thank you to their mum, it’s proof that it’s the thought that counts on Mother’s Day.
“Our mum is like an extra member of the band. She’s been by our side for some of the most important moments of our career, from playing in stadiums, festivals and clubs in over 60 countries around the world. Said Emma Sheppard “We’ve spent A LOT of time in airports and horrible hotels over the years and she’s always been there supporting us. We’re beyond lucky to have her on board!”
Released track by track, month by month, and accompanied by music videos, art and content splashed across the bands social channels; Sheppard’s forthcoming 2020 release will slowly begin to take shape over the coming months.
‘Thank You’ is the band’s sixth release from the forthcoming album.
220 Kid and GRACEY have dropped the official video for their chart-infiltrating single “Don’t Need Love,” watch HERE.
The gripping video explores the trials and tribulations of being in a relationship in the 21st century – when technology rules all. The visuals are therefore composed of phone selfies and screengrabs of conversations, ideally complementing the modern pop vibe of the track itself.
“Don’t Need Love” has just passed 18.5 million cumulative global streams. It charted at #38 in the UK Singles chart and currently sits inside the Top 30 of the midweeks after being placed on the BBC Radio 1 A-list playlist, The Capital B List and the Kiss FM playlist. It also reached #15 in the Spotify UK viral chart and got the remix treatment by UKG don Majestic. “Don’t Need Love” currently sits at #5 at Dance Radio in the US and can be heard on countless playlists worldwide, such as Pop Rising and Mint.
A producer, writer and DJ, 220 Kid adopted the name after running 220 miles in bright pink pants for charity, after his beloved godfather passed away. He was soon scouted as a model and has worked for the likes of Vogue, GQ, Nike, Reebok and others, while continuing to develop his sound. His broad musical ability has allowed him to write and produce with a wide range of artists and producers, including Grades, Sheppard, CamelPhat, Walking on Cars, Alpines and Maverick Sabre. GRACEY arrived in 2019 with debut single “Different Things,” a slow-burning, heart-breaking introduction that instantly caught fire with fans and critics across the board. The track has received over 1 million streams on Spotify alone.
The 21-year-old songwriter then released her debut EP Imposter Syndrome at the end of 2019, marking a hugely significant flag in the sand for one of the UK’s most prolific songwriters as she finally steps out into the spotlight. Her 2020 single “Alone In My Room (Gone)” was released in February and in total, she has now registered 6.3 million combined streams across all platforms.
A gripping exploration into the role played by technology in modern relationships, the official video for “Don’t Need Love” looks destined to help the track continue its hot streak.
The St-Germain Moment Du Jour – an Instagram-based initiative aimed towards helping people differentiate weekdays from weekends during social distancing. For the series, St-Germain is teaming up with global artisans and bartenders to share creative tips and tricks for elevating weekend rituals. In advance of Mother’s Day weekend, we wanted to share a few specially curated tips for celebrating mom – with elegant cocktails to pair.
Vegas pop art artist Koa Paden @koapaden will share a tip on how to pamper your mom with a well-deserved escape beyond your four walls by painting your dream vacation destination, while sipping on the tropical and refreshing Paint Your Escape cocktail created by Brooklyn Bartender Brian Evans. Made with St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, lime juice, and coconut sorbet (among other delicious ingredients), it’s the perfect staycation drink for a special Sunday toast to Mom.
As the second tip in advance of Mother’s Day weekend, New York-based food blogger Ewa Ko @nom_life will share a tip on how to make an ordinary evening special for your significant other or your mom by making a new cocktail to enjoy at home and getting all dressed up, even if there’s nowhere to go. Throw on an outfit you were excited to wear, break out the fancy glassware and mix up the Madame in Rouge cocktail created by Miami’s own Danilo Dacha Bozovc, a swanky mixture of pomegranate, lemon, and St-Germain. Voila! You’ve got yourself a special Moment Du Jour.
The St-Germain Moment Du Jour #5 (Scheduled To Go Live On Thursday, May 7) Paint Your Escape Created by Brooklyn Mixologist Brian Evans
¾ parts / 20mL ST-GERMAIN® Elderflower Liqueur ¾ parts / 20mL Bombay Sapphire® Dry Gin 1 part / 30mL Pineapple Juice 4 parts / 15mL Lime Juice 3 scoops of coconut sorbet or gelato Top with sparkling wine Lime wheel and lime zest for garnish
The St-Germain Moment Du Jour #6 (Scheduled To Go Live On Friday, May 8) Madame in Rouge Created by Miami Mixologist Danilo Dacha Bozovc 1 part /30 mL BACARDÍ® Ocho 3/4 part / 20 mL ST-GERMAIN® Elderflower Liqueur 1/2 part /15 mL Pomegranate Juice ½ part / 15 mL Fresh Lemon Juice ¼ parts / 7 mL Simple syrup (1.5:1 sugar to water) 2 parts / 60 ml champagne
*Pour all ingredients except the champagne into a shaker. Shake the cocktail hard. Pour the champagne into a chilled coupe glass and double strain the cocktail into the chilled coup glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Adding more fun to your time in the sun, the reef-safe, biodegradable glitter collection introduces two new delicious smelling SPF 50+ sunscreens which are broad-spectrum UVA/UVB and are water-resistant for 80 minutes. Their products will get you beach ready!
COCOOIL started with a love for Coconut Oil & the Pacific Islands. During a trip to Fafa Island in the Kingdom of Tonga in 2011, the founders had a vision of a Luxury Skincare and Suncare range formulated with certified Fair Trade cold-pressed organic coconut oil. We only use coconut oil produced sustainably in the Pacific Islands, supporting local communities.
For those who look forward to trying those hotel bath and body items, here’s a better idea: the Lore Company makes simple essentials for everyday grooming and personal care routines. The brand’s line of deodorants, body washes, and bar soaps are made from organic and natural ingredients that smell fresh and are reliable throughout the day.
Saweetie played to a packed crowd at The 5th Anniversary of Rolling Loud Miami, Saturday, May 11th wearing a red jeweled bikini top, red cargo pants and red half finger gloves. Her boyfriend Migos member Quavo watched his love from the side of the stage. The duo just released their song “Emotional” from her EP “Icy.”
*All photos courtesy of Strategic Public Relations.
Forget breakfast in bed–this Mother’s Day, treat the ladies in your life to the vacation they deserve. From weekend hiking excursions in the Catskills to phone-free retreats in the stunning mountains of Alaska, we gathered the most wonderful ways to show your love to the mom who deserves more than a day to celebrate.
Separation anxiety need not apply–give Mom a break while making beautiful family memories with the Baby’s First Holiday package at Martinhal Cascais Family Hotel in Lisbon. You’ll be greeted with a baby welcome pack and a special gift for the baby, then guided to your Deluxe Room complete with a private balcony, baby cot, bottle warmer and sterilizer, and changing mat. The package includes plenty of ways for new parents to unwind with a spa treatment for Mom and Dad, a 3-course romantic dinner with a babysitter included, and two hours of childcare per day. Spend quality time dolphin-watching, hiking, or kayaking on the vibrant Lisbon coast, or explore the region by bike with Martinhal Cascais’s convenient on-site Bike Station. Martinhal’s first water experience for baby and parents rounds out this once-in-a-lifetime vacation. If the beachy Algarve is more your style, the same package is available at Martinhal Sagres.
For the Mom with a Favorite Pair of Hiking Boots
Nature is a Mother, too, so she knows what moms need. From upstate in New York’s scenic Finger Lakes to the ancient beauty of Machu Picchu, Discover Outdoors plans excursions for families with every time frame and skill level. Moms can hike, bike, hang glide, and more through the world outside of their metropolitan life. The premier guide company scouts the country’s most scenic locales, plans expeditions, and provides transportation out of the city. All you need to do is sign up, get outside, and let Mother Nature do the rest. For the adults, plenty of adventures end in beer, wine, or whiskey. If Mom needs a break from the kids, send her off on an all-women Morning Meditation, Nature Photography Course, or Overnight Backpacking adventure, or sign up for the Women in the Outdoors week.
For the Mom Who’s Up for an Adventure
Come to the Tordrillo Mountain Lodge for the blue skies of Alaskan summer and stay for the thrill of adventure in the unparalleled mountain scenery of the Tordrillo Range. The volcanic peaks are known for stable weather conditions, creating ideal opportunities for Alaskan heli skiing–in June, ski in your t-shirt through carvable corn snow and 75-degree weather. Other sporty summer pursuits include world-class fishing, mountain biking on glaciers, whitewater rafting, glacier and alpine hiking, rock and ice climbing, canoeing, water skiing, and more. After a full day of fun, unwind by the fireplace while Mom enjoys a glass of wine from the 500-bottle cellar or soak in the luxurious lakeside wood-fired hot tub and sauna.
For the Mom Who Rocks a Five Iron
Hit the links in Vail, Colorado, at the Sonnenalp Hotel’s semi-private, 7,100-yard championship links style golf course. Take the whole family for 18 holes that cater to golfers of every skill level, with everyday playability as well as opportunities to find challenges for those who seek them. Add in some extra time to take in the breathtaking Rocky Mountain views, as the Sonnenalp Club is fabulously located to allow dramatic morning and afternoon sun to highlight the mountains’ natural radiance. Back at the Sonnenalp Hotel enjoy an exquisite spa experience, relaxing indoor and outdoor whirlpools with views of Gore Creek, and luxury lodging that perfectly captures the rustic charm of the Sonnenalp’s surroundings.
For the Mom Who Wants Her Children Off of Social Media
Get off the grid at Sheldon Chalet, a luxurious home away from home in a corner of Denali National Park so remote that you can only get there by helicopter. At an atmosphere of 6,000 feet, the troposphere above Sheldon Chalet is some of the thinnest on the planet–not great for cell signal, but ideal for jaw-dropping views of jagged snowy mountains, shooting stars, and the purple, green, and blue hues of the Aurora Borealis. Venture out onto the Ruth Glacier with a mountaineering guide or explore the crevasses of the surrounding Alaska Range, then return to the Chalet to indulge in gourmet, fresh Alaskan cuisine in a cozy lodge setting that only holds up to ten guests at a time.
For the Mom Who Loves to Learn
Culture, history, and conservation come together in one incredible place at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel in Belize. The Resort’s on-site guides entertain and educate while exposing guests to the tropical beauty of Belize. Explore ancient Mayan ruins that haunt the jungle, venture into San Ignacio for a taste of the local culture, or join a birdwatching tour to seek the elusive Crested Caracara. Discover the biodiversity of surrounding ecosystems while horseback riding, ziplining, or rappelling through caves. Book a stay in the River View Suite and enjoy complimentary access to the Resort’s Green Iguana Conservation Project, an interactive exhibit educating guests about the endangered Green Iguana, and the Medicinal Trail tour that investigates rainforest plants and herbs utilized by the Maya community for healing.
For the Mom in Need of Pampering
Moms are always looking after everyone else–give Mom some “me time” at a spa unlike any other. The Spa at Al Bait Sharjah UAE opens the door to traditional Middle Eastern beauty and wellness secrets, incorporating the most effective healing of the Far East. Using organic artisan products, the spa pampers and restores through body polishes, nurturing body wraps, rejuvenating beauty rituals, and therapeutic massages. Guests have access to separate relaxation lounges, hammam, steam rooms, and saunas. Your mom will return home relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the world.
We’ve got a destination for you to consider: Israel.
As the years pass by, you start to recognize the value of traveling together and there is no better way to bond than a mother-child trip. Historical sites, delectable cuisine, and stunning scenery make Israel the perfect destination to celebrate this Mother’s Day.
What to Do: Israel’s rich history provides travelers with limitless sites to see, and attractions to experience. Whether you’re a shopaholic looking to splurge this Mother’s Day, or a beach bum in desperate need of a vacation, Israel has it all.
Neve Tzedek – Treat your Mom to a shopping spree this Mother’s Day in one of Tel Aviv’s oldest districts, Neve Tzedek. The small, narrow streets of the district have become increasingly fashionable due to restoration works that have commenced in recent years. Rather than simply buying your mother a gift this holiday, indulge in a shopping experience together and explore the unique boutiques, design shops and other captivating shops Neve Tzedek has to offer.
Gordon Beach – For the mothers who need a break from work and family responsibilities, relax on one of Tel Aviv’s most popular beaches, Gordon Beach. The white, sandy beach that stretches alongside the most modern promenade in the country has an outdoor gym, volleyball courts, surfing, windsurfing, kayaking and a plethora of beach side bars and restaurants to choose from where mothers and daughters can unwind and let loose.
Hidden Tunnels – The mysteries and underground worlds of Israel are waiting to be discovered by Mother’s who are consumed by wanderlust. Visit the top four hidden underground tunnels – Western Wall Tunnels, Hezekiah’s Tunnels (also known as Siloam Tunnels), Herodium National Park and Rosh HaNikra Grottoes – to peek into life during ancient times. This will be an unforgettable Mother’s Day for those who are truly looking to go off the beaten path.
Where to Stay: Israel is home to many highly-ranked hotels, offering guests relaxing and luxurious stays that cater to any type of vacationer.
Budget: Dan Panorama – The Dan Panorama Hotel offers easy access to everywhere you want to be. Across the street is the Mediterranean Sea and within minutes you find yourself on an inviting sandy beach with warm and clear waters. With a huge pool and sundeck, premium leisure-time facilities and dining options, as well as all the dynamic and sophisticated attractions of Tel Aviv on its doorstep, the Dan Panorama Tel Aviv is perfect for a mother-daughter weekend trip on a budget.
Spa: Carmel Forest Spa Resort – The Carmel Forest Spa Resort is the ideal getaway for mothers who need to escape stress and relieve tension. SpaFinder named the secluded 126-room resort the Best Spa in the Middle East several years in a row. The spa offers more than 70 body and beauty treatments such as massages, balance and release therapies, seaweed wraps, stone therapy, Reiki, Shiatsu, Healing, and Ayurveda. No guests under 16 years of age or mobile phones are permitted – making an exceptionally quiet and peaceful atmosphere for mothers to tap out of reality for a while.
Luxury: Mamilla Hotel – Moms can take a break from cooking this Mother’s Day because Mamilla Hotel Dining has something for everyone. Rooftop Outdoor Lounge & Restaurant sits high above the city with a panoramic view of Jerusalem’s Old City. Happy Fish is a Mediterranean inspired fish restaurant overlooking Mamilla Avenue. You can eat in the harmonious ambiance of the ballroom for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and then head over to the mirror bar to bask in Jerusalem’s sophisticated nightlife scene. Coffee lovers can indulge in gourmet coffee at the espresso bar, while wine experts can raise their glasses at the winery.
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