The unparalleled annual Independence Day experience attracts nearly 150,000 residents and visitors from all over the region. The daylong event will be highlighted with performances by superstars Shaquille O’Neal aka DJ Diesel and Funk Flex, each taking the stage to DJ their own sets prior to this year’s ultimate headliner – Flo Rida – and capped off by Guinness World Record holder Fireworks by Grucci illuminating the sky over the Hudson River.
“We have superstar talent taking the stage leading up to our renowned fireworks by Grucci from two barges in the middle of the Hudson River to give spectators a 360-degree view with unparalleled backdrops from both New Jersey and New York,” said Mayor Fulop.
“We’re also focusing this year on supporting our local small businesses with our food truck festival beginning at 12 p.m. Admission is free and open to all ages. We invite everyone to come out and enjoy the food, fireworks, and incredible entertainment along the Jersey City waterfront as we celebrate our nation’s independence.”
New Jersey’s July 4th Celebration at Exchange Place will open to the public at 12 p.m. on July 4th and end with the Grucci fireworks display, scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. In Jersey City, spectators can watch the fireworks show along the Hudson River Walkway, from the north field at Liberty State Park, and most overlook areas in The Heights.
After last year’s success, Jersey City Night Market will be organizing a food truck festival from 12 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. This year’s celebration will focus on reviving food businesses and bringing the community together.
Trinidadian/ Jamaican American artist Lady London released her “Lady Like: The Boss Tape;” a series of her most acclaimed freestyles since she surfaced in the rap scene in 2018.
The New Jersey/ New York artist possesses a wide range of talents, from being a rapper, songwriter, poet, published author and educated woman, there’s not much that she cannot do. Her music reflects her drive, and “Lady Like: The Boss Tape” highlights all the best parts of her music.
The popularity of London’s freestyles has gained widespread attention, earning herself co-signs from Cardi B, Nas, Timbaland and so many more. Sitting at 618k followers on Instagram, London has established a loyal fanbase that has supported her music through the years. Lady London continues to elevate the rap scene, and last year she released two standout singles; “Money Over” and “Never,” which is her most personal record to date.
Lady London is one artist that you will want to keep on your radar as we dive into 2022.
About Lady London
New Jersey-born and Los-Angeles based rapper Lady London is known for her rhythmic lyricism. While her mother was Jamaican and Father Trinidadian, her childhood was divided between East Orange, New Jersey and the Bronx, New York. Hip hop culture has been an integral part of her life, as her uncle was Chino XL, and she grew up inspired by artists like JAY-Z, Lil Kim and Whitney Houston. In college, London was on a pre-med path, but still expressed her love for the arts while putting on successful poetry shows. In 2018, she posted one of her poetry videos online, and the video went viral with 8-million plus views. After London obtained her Master of Science from Keck School of Medicine at USC, she also was accepted into the school’s medical program.
Ultimately, London put her dream of medical school in the past to chase her dream of music. She talks about the decision, stating, “everything changed, I figured I could always go back to school. Convincing my West Indian family was very interesting. They didn’t understand why I was willing to give up everything I had been working towards. I knew I had to do music, though. You can’t run from destiny.”
Moreover, London’s career has taken off since 2018. This artist has generated millions of views online with her own original music. Her single released in 2021, “Money Over,” accumulated 500,000-plus views on YouTube as the one and only Cardi B described London as “the most slept on” to social media. London serves as a SAVAGE ambassador for Rihanna’s FENTY. Giving a performance in support of Black Lives Matter at the BET Awards, London caught the attention of many, eventually becoming co-signed by Diddy and Revolt TV.
“There are multiple levels to me,” Lady London clarifies. “I’m not one-dimensional. I really take my craft seriously. I consider rap to be an artform—not a trend. I’ve studied cadences, timing, breath control, double and triple entendres, and syllables. It almost breaks down to an exact science. I pay attention to verbiage, semantics, and diction. I’m a connoisseur of rhythmical composition in its purest form. I’m just a boss.”
Lady London continues to prove herself in the rap world as a force to be reckoned with.
Finding the perfect gift can be difficult, and when shopping for the person you love most, you certainly don’t want to get anything that’s not the best. A box of chocolates and flowers may be fine, but it’s much better to get something more original to show them you care.
360 has compiled a list of the best things to buy for your loved ones.
Louis Vuitton Essentials
Looking to spruce up your wardrobe with a little classic, luxury flare? Louis Vuitton has you covered with pieces from their Spring in the City Collection and Run55 collections. These youthful pieces showcase bright, upbeat colors that are sure to add an ambiance to your everyday pieces.
Beautify a table and enhance every culinary experience, one plate, one bowl, one dish at a time. More than just dishware, Stone+Lain craft experiences out of porcelain, china, and stone. Their plates and bowls come in a variety of colors, designs, and sizes as they are all about offering high-quality tableware that’s also highly affordable. Stone+Lain believes that a formal or casual table moment should be priceless, not pricey. From dreamy, marbled designs to sleek minimalist motifs, Stone+Lain appeals to all personal preferences with a vast array of unique and eye-catching settings. Porcelain, stoneware, bone china… they are the destination for tableware.
Kidrobot × The Andy Warhol Foundation
The newest collaboration from Kidrobot and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is launching on Kidrobot.com and in select museum stores. Andy Warhol Pop Art Collection One, a curated box containing apparel and limited-edition collectible tributes to the ground-breaking artist’s work, is strictly limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide.
Andy Warhol Pop Art Collection Dunny Box One includes:
Limited edition Andy Warhol “Self Portrait” short-sleeve t-shirt with printed signature sleeve (available in sizes S-XXL)
1 x mystery “Many Faces of Andy Warhol” 3-inch blind box figure
Andy Warhol “X-Ray Banana” 5″ Dunny
Two collectible Warhol rubber magnets measuring 3 inches each
Andy Warhol “15 Minutes” metal pin measuring 1.5 inches
The collection comes packaged in a Kidrobot x Andy Warhol box. Each box is limited to 1,000 worldwide and is only available on Kidrobot.com and museum stores.
Check out the entire Kidrobot x Andy Warhol line HERE.
Casio’s latest additions to its G-SHOCK MOVE lineup, the Burning Red Series, are perfect for a significant other. The new collection brings a striking red colorway to two of the brand’s most popular fitness models, the GBA900 and GBD200, which provide technical features to take your training to the next level.
Offering both function and style, the new GBA900RD-4A and GBD200RD-4 are built with the absolute toughness G-SHOCK models are known for, as well as the tools to provide users with customized technology to support a variety of workouts. This includes features like Bluetooth® functionality that enables users to measure running distance, speed, pace, calorie consumption, and more. Additional features include a step tracker, a graphical display of workout intensity, and an achievement graph to show progression towards individualized goals.
In addition, both models boast a built-in accelerometer, which can automatically record daily movements when paired with the G-SHOCK MOVE app. The innovative measurement function can log mileage, speed/pace, and calories burned, making sure users stay on track with their fitness goals for the new year.
The GBD200RD-4 also features a High Contrast MIP display, a slim profile, and a bold, red urethane band with multiple band holes to improve air exchange and provide enhanced comfort and moisture control, as well as ensuring a precise fit while on the move.
The GBA900RD-4A boasts a classic G-SHOCK shape along with a large LCD display, which provides the user with increased visibility of the multi-functional analog-digital display. Similar to the GBD200, the watch’s lugs have ventilation parts to improve air exchange and moisture-wicking, while the red urethane band features multiple band holes, allowing for precise length adjustments and maximum comfort while the wearer is on the move.
The new timepieces also come equipped with G-SHOCK technology including:
200M Water Resistance
2 Year Battery Life
LED (Super LED)
Full Auto Calendar
World Time (GBD200 only)
Dual Time (GBA900 only)
12/24 Hour Time Formats
The GBA900RD-4A will retail for $130 and the GBD200RD-4 will retail for $150. Both models will be available for purchase beginning this January at select G-SHOCK retailers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and HERE.
Alternatively, GMAS2100-4A offers octagonal bezels and a monochromatic look. This design is ideal for those who love a little pop of color in her day to day wardrobe.
Go slim, clean and bold with a mid-sized black resin band on GMS2100PG-1A4. Forged in stainless steel with rounded hairline finish, the strong rose gold bezel says superior style all the way. The lettering at the top and bottom are engraved as well, providing a simple, one-piece design.
The GMDB800-1 ($99) is one of our most stylish fitness watches to date. Its sleek black case matches any outfit, while the rose gold dial perfectly blends workout gear with casual style. It also is pairable with Bluetooth, meaning people can keep track of all of her workout stats safely on her phone.
A Hat or Jersey from Lids at American Dream
Leading sports retailer Lids has opened its first-ever store at American Dream, the unrivaled entertainment/retail center located minutes from New York City in East Rutherford, NJ. The new, 7,000 sq ft store at American Dream will be the first East Coast Flagship location for Lids and its largest store to date.
The new location will feature Lids’ signature assortment of vast headwear, apparel, jerseys, and novelty items for men, women, and kids. Product will include options from major North American leagues including MLB, NFL, NHL, and NBA, among others, as well as from go-to brands including Adidas, New Era Cap, ’47, Mitchell & Ness, Hurley, Oakley, Local Crowns, and more. With over 2,000 unique headwear selections and over 600 different jersey styles to choose from, this Lids store will have the largest selection of hats and jerseys in the U.S.
“We’re thrilled to kick off the new year strong with the opening of Lids’ debut East Coast Flagship Store at the iconic American Dream,” said Lawrence Berger: partner and chairman of FanzzLids Holdings. “Our largest Lids store to date will offer our shoppers the largest selection of headwear and jerseys anywhere in the U.S. with the vast team and product assortment our customers know to expect from us. We’re looking forward to locals and shoppers visiting from afar enjoying this top-of-the-line shopping experience.”
This flagship store will also feature an expanded customization section and offer on-site customization of hats, jerseys, t-shirts, and more at Lids’ signature Custom Zone. Additional features and experiential components will be added to the Lids store in the weeks to follow, including a jumbotron above the Custom Zone, located in the center of the store to replicate the look and feel of an in-game experience.
Maestro Moon Phase Watch
The Maestro Moon Phase gives a new meaning to space & time. A moon phase aperture at six o’clock adds an element of otherworldly romance to this classic watch. Moon phase displays were common on clocks & pocket watches dating back to the renaissance period. Combining art & science, this feature demonstrates watchmaking technical mastery. Moon phase watches show the various phases of the moon, which has always provided time with an orientation. The moon was the first method of telling the passing of months.
A “moon phase” is the lighted area of the moon that is visible as it travels around the earth. Its journey is exactly 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes & 2.9 seconds.
To set your maestro moon phase watch, you must determine the date of the last full moon in the lunar cycle. Once you have the number of days, pull out the crown and twist counterclockwise. Turn once for each day elapsed.
While this measurement of time may be antiquated; it still represents historical craftsmanship & gives this maestro model a whimsical vintage appeal. The combined open balance wheel on this maestro watch reveals the “heart of the movement”. It is just a glimpse into the precision, quality, and technical assembly inside the refined design of a 39.5mm case.
NOIRANCA’s Black Salon
NOIRANCA, the 360-degree, full-on sustainability accessories brand has just launched a new campaign celebrating African American culture through the prism of the unique characteristics of black hair.
With stunning imagery that highlights individual artistic expression and empowerment NOIRANCA‘s latest campaign looks at hair’s power to make a strong political statement.
“Black hair is liberation, a statement, an aesthetic of self.”
Flora Hemp Spirits
Mix it up with the world’s first cannabinoid alcohol alternatives. A bright botanical flavor profile makes Flora the perfect substitute for alcohol and provides users with the relaxing, therapeutic effects of cannabinoids. Essentially, they provide similar effects of alcohol without its many health problems, including hangovers. It’s time to normalize social cannabinoid consumption and start drinking differently! Check out Flora’s Instagram and Facebook.
Fresh Peaches Toilet Paper Gel provides an upgraded wiping experience that also solves common toilet paper frustrations. This wet wipe alternative moisturizes dry toilet paper which eliminates friction so that your rear receives a soothing wipe for a superior clean.
Unlike foam or water-based wet wipe alternative products, this specially formulated gel eliminates friction without breaking toilet paper down so there’s no piling or tearing as you wipe!
Fresh Peaches can also be used as feminine hygiene wipes and baby wipes, made from restorative ingredients like witch hazel, vitamin B, and green tea.
Includes a 5oz bottle for use at home and a 20ml Pocket bottle for on the go
Clinically tested. Hypoallergenic, non-irritating, and safe for sensitive skin
No fragrances, dyes, or additives
Their products are made with 98% natural ingredients and are flushable and biodegradable, so you can trust the flush.
ADAMVS offers three extraordinary reds to pair with any meal or for a special gift—the 2016 TERES ($135), 2016 QUINTVS ($220), and 2016 ADAMVS ($375). ADAMVS is also offering virtual Valentine’s tastings throughout the month of February as a way to connect consumers with the winery.
Alternatively, for those visiting the wine country during the Valentine’s Day weekend or the month of February, ADAMVS is offering a guest experience that is as special as its wines and takes place in either the stunning Cypress House Tasting Room or the adjacent Wine Library. The Cypress House is an open glass room surrounded by a freestanding log wall sculpture, a light-filtering device that frames views of the forested site. The Wine Library is a 12-inch solid wall cast concrete structure that revived a historical agricultural building.
The ADAMVS tasting experience also includes an extraordinary cheese and charcuterie board prepared by the Estate Culinary Director. A tour of the vineyard, meet and greets with the farm animals, and several other vineyard surprises are also included.
The tasting fee is $125 per person.
Hopping Ghosts Figurine
Osaka Popstar presents “Hopping Ghosts” the new Ltd Ed. 8″ vinyl figure that comes complete with its own punk-rock theme song!
Chinese vampire mythology takes a spin through the mind of Osaka Popstar creator/frontman John Cafiero-who designed the figure and penned the accompanying single.
Each figure is 8-inches tall, with a removable scroll spell accessory, and comes packaged in a full-color art box with a free download card for the new single “Hopping Ghosts” by Osaka Popstar. The single features John Cafiero (vocals) backed by a lineup featuring Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) Drums, Sal Maida (Cracker, Milk & Cookies, Roxy Music) Bass, and Dean Rispler (The Dictators NYC, Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black) Guitar. Download also includes an alternate “animated instrumental” version (as heard in the animated promo for the new figure line).
What exactly is a Hopping Ghost? Known as Jiangshi in Chinese folklore and kyonshī in Japan, hopping ghosts or hopping vampires are basically a breed of zombie; reanimated corpses dressed in traditional garments from the Qing Dynasty. Rigor mortis has set in so they can only move around by hopping with their arms outstretched! They can’t see using traditional vision. Instead, they sense living creatures by their breath and seek to absorb the life force of the living. They can be stopped with a scroll to the forehead containing a spell written in a mix of ink and blood and led by Taoist priests using bells.
produced by Osaka Popstar
8 inches tall
Reebok Solution Mid
New for 2022, Reebok have debuted “Solution Mid” ($80), a streamlined basketball sneaker inspired by Allen Iverson‘s iconic Question Mid. Offered in three narrative SKU’s (GY0930, GY0931, GY0933), the shoe is available now in adult unisex sizing from DSW, Famous Footwear, and other select retailers, and will release on their website in March.
Issued for the prolific point guard at the dawn of his ’96 rookie season, Iverson’s signature Question Mid is recognized as one of the most important basketball sneakers in modern history.
A sleek, lightweight interpretation, the new “Solution Mid” brings together Reebok hoops heritage, Iverson DNA and contemporary design, resulting in a unique model that’s fitting both on court and off.
Initial colorway offerings include:
White/Red (GY0930): Inspired by the OG red-toe Question issued for Iverson’s ’96 rookie premiere–his first signature shoe.
Black/White (GY0931): Rewinds to fall ’20 and the coveted “OG Meets OG” Question Mid.
Key features include an OG-inspired ghillie lacing system, a mesh upper underlay and tongue, synthetic leather upper overlays and toe box, a translucent outsole, and an Iverson graphic sockliner.
Do you have lofty goals of eating healthier in the New Year? Maybe your goals are to be more sustainable and thoughtful about where your food comes from? Upgrade your meat selection with high-quality, high protein options from ChopBox!
Their hand-picked meats are always delivered fresh, never frozen, directly to your door. Each premium cut is sourced from farms that value sustainable practices for rich flavor, remarkable tenderness, and a higher protein and vitamin content than your usual supermarket fare.
Choose from your favorite everyday staples to special occasion cuts:
Center Cut Filet Mignon
Duroc Boneless Pork Loin Chop
Faroe Island Salmon
Prime Rib Roast
Murray’s Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
And so much more!
ChopBox also offers numerous sauces, spices, and cheeses so you can complete your feast or set the stage for your next big event.
What do you do when love is in the air, but wintery hues are still taking up space in their closet? Add a splash of red, a hint of pink, and a whole lot of hearts with the help of PatPat.com!
Whether you like to match for family photos or are looking for an affordable way to keep those quickly growing toddlers clothed, at PatPat.com you can discover the latest trends and comfort fabrics at unbeatable prices.
Ribbed Heart Allover Long-Sleeve Romper – Dainty and sweet, this onesie is hard to resist when paired with your little one.
Baby Boy Red Love Heart Raglan Jumpsuit – Savor the time you have to make your wardrobe choices with this adorable classic.
For Big Kids:
Pretty Heart Decor Chiffon T-Shirt – One part princess and one part pink, what’s not to like?
Coordinated Family Looks:
Family Matching Red Ruched Long-sleeve Belted Dresses and Colorblock Sweatshirts Sets- Wear your heart on your sleeve with this adorable family matching set.
See your loved one clearer this holiday with glasses from Eyeleos and show them how much they mean to you with a stylish pair of sunnies, blue light glasses, or prescription frames!
This fun and fashionable brand will give your partner the opportunity to see you in a new perspective–aka the best spouse ever!
Eyeleos is the newest eyewear brand on the market giving back to charities across the country with every purchase made. Offering customizable designs for men and women in a wide range of colors and designs!
Check out some thoughtful gift options for your husband, wife, or partner on a special day!
Snow Teeth Whitener
Sometimes, even when brushing your teeth twice a day, you can still end up with slightly yellowed teeth. This is natural for many individuals and can even be related to genetics. Nevertheless, they don’t make for great Instagram selfies. Snow has developed a way for your teeth to be whiter than ever with their teeth whitening kit. And now, it’s completely wireless, so you don’t have to worry about keeping your head near a charger just to have a whiter smile. You will see results after just one use!
Les Deux No. 1
Les Deux No. 1 is the perfect perfume for your significant other. It contains hints of jasmine, incense, cardamom, vetiver, tobacco leaf, Brazilian rosewood, and cedarwood, making it perfect for all genders. It’s also subtle, perfect for all occasions, and is built to last throughout the day. Be sure to check it out.
Nashville hot chicken that causes a buzz from coast to coast is what Big Shake’s is all about. Until recently, however, those being able to enjoy the food were limited to people in the Nashville, Tenn., area. That’s all changed now that the chain is offering nationwide shipping of its famous hot chicken, as well as a line of its other popular products. Within two days from placing the order, dinner can be on the table no matter where you live around the country.
“We had such a demand for our food around the country that we had to perfect a way to get it to people no matter where they live,” explains Shawn Davis, otherwise known as Chef Big Shake, owner of Big Shake’s restaurants. “Now we offer nationwide shipping, giving people the opportunity to serve up some Big Shake’s for dinner, whether they are in Nashville, Seattle, or Miami. We have you covered.”
The Chef Big Shake team perfected the process of offering nationwide shipping of its food. Each order is cooked and bagged perfectly and arrives with reheating instructions so that people can get the tasty meal on the table with ease. Big Shake’s also offers a 10% discount for all first orders when signing up for emails.
Some of the options people can order include:
Nashville hot chicken dinner–Includes 16 pieces of mixed white and dark chicken, two pounds of mac and cheese, two pounds of white beans, and one package of cornbread.
Jumbo tenders–Includes 12-24 jumbo tenders and cornbread.
Big Shake’s hot mess chicken sandwich–Comes with six buns, chicken breast, fixings, coleslaw, and ghost pepper mayo.
Crispy crunchy breaded hot wings–Order 50 or 100 wings, served with choice of ranch or bleu cheese.
Big Shake’s world-famous hot chicken and waffles–Includes 12 jumbo tenders, 6 waffles, butter, and syrup.
Chicken dinner pack–Includes 12 jumbo chicken tenders, two pounds of mac and cheese, two pounds of white beans, and one pack of cornbread.
With the holiday right around the corner, it’s time to get that last-minute shopping complete, and Blundstone has something for everyone on your list. If you’re in the NYC area, the Blundstone Pop-Up Shop located in SoHo at 250 Lafayette Street, has endless pairs of boots that are as comfortable as they are stylish. With a wide range of colors, styles, and prices, there’s a pair perfect for your loved ones. Skip shipping delays and shop in-store for Australia’s most beloved boot brand. However, they can also be purchased HERE and HERE. Depicted below is style 992.
Raymond Weil Noemia Collection
The Noemia ladies watch is a new watch for women, and a perfect gift for your wife or girlfriend. It has a perfectly contoured stainless steel bracelet with satin-finish links. The watch face is constructed of an exquisite quartz interior and (depending on the model) contains 11 diamonds on the indices, and 36 on the case. The name came from the granddaughter of Raymond Weil. It is available in a 32-millimeter case.
In Good Tastes
Enjoy an assortment of fine wines without the pressure of opening a full bottle with In Good Tastes single-serving bottles! This diverse selection of mini bottles includes wine varietals curated from California, Italy, Spain, France, and more. These convenient single-serving bottles are perfect for indulging on your own or gifting to a wine-loving friend!
Discover a new region or style of winemaking you wouldn’t have considered
Each wine is handpicked and available in limited batches
Try new wines without wasting a whole bottle
Single-glass bottles are 187ml (About a glass and a half)
Delivered directly to your door
Cute glass mini bottles are perfect for upcycling!
Gucci Diana Tote
With a blast from the past comes the reimagined GucciDiana tote bag collection. The chic design with bamboo handles seeks inspiration from its original edition that came out back in the ‘90s. Each leather bag can be found in three differing sizes with an assortment of color choices. Each bag is equipped with a removable leather belt that resembles that of the initial version of the ‘90s bag.
Instapump Fury Zone “Citron”
Reebok will release the Instaump Fury Zone “Citron” (G55142, $150), the next colorway of this brand-new exploration of Pump technology from Reebok Basketball, revealed this past February.
Fury Zone offers a modern interpretation of Instapump Fury design language, paired with Pump technology and built for the modern-day blacktop with style and comfort all-in-one. Following the launch of its inaugural Pump Omni Zone II OG “Black & Orange” colorway, the Instapump Fury Zone “Citron” pays homage to the Instapump Fury OG, Reebok’s futuristic lace-less running sneaker released in ’94.
What better way to show your love then to give your partner a new pair of shoes!
On the heels of the grand-ball-inspired Spring-Summer 2022 collection by Nicolas Ghesquière, this season’s footwear embodies the encounter between avant-garde and the unique heritage of a Maison that transcends the ages.
A new emblematic style modeled by Lous and the Yakuza, the Moonlight is a modern ankle boot that blends comfort with design in various styles and colorways. It is a sleek and stylish modern boot that feels like it should be uncomfortable, but actually isn’t. Prices start at $1,720.
Westerlay Orchids are uniquely colorful, bramble orchids! Great for uplighting someone’s indoor space and their spirits. Each Bramble bloom is one-of-a-kind. No two plants are alike, cascading down the side of a glazed ceramic pot, each orchid exhibits love and appreciation that needs no wrapping. Simply choose from a variety of colors and deliver to a loved one for elegant, long-lasting beauty for their special day.
Available at all West Coast Kroger locations or shop box of orchids at Westerlay.com!
Doctor Plotka’s Al Natural Whitening Toothpaste
Sick of not knowing exactly what’s in your toothpaste and purchasing unnatural options? We’ve got the perfect solution just for you; Doctor Plotka’s All Natural Whitening Toothpaste. This toothpaste is equipped with the finest ingredients to clean and freshen up your daily smile. Consisting of French thermal water, organic mint and organic propolis, this paste will have your teeth smelling and feeling minty fresh!
Some highlights of Doctor Plotka’s All Natural Whitening Toothpaste include…
Remineralizes the teeth, which resists erosion while reestablishing whiteness
Reduces likelihood of cavities, gum sensitivity and plaque
French thermal water consists of rich minerals that aid in irritation
Refreshing, clean, long-term breath
Ingredients come from natural roots
Physical tube of toothpaste is recyclable while being made of 44% post-consumer recycled matter
moon d’elle Collection 2
Italian luxury footwear brand moon d’elle is proud to announce the launch of its Capri-inspired Collection 2, arriving April 11, 2022.
Collection 2 marks the brand’s first foray into sandals, just in time for warmer weather. Founders and sisters Tabitha and Chandra Perkins were inspired by a trip to Capri, which they explored mostly by foot and boat, when designing their latest collection.
The vibrant hues and natural elements of the island found themselves embedded in this collection. From the deep blue hues of the sea to the light blue waters of the grottos, the blush hues of sunsets along sandy beaches, and even the shapes of the sunlight’s rays, the sisters drew inspiration from the natural beauty of the island for the colors, textures, and silhouettes of their latest pieces.
The second collection continues to showcase one of moon d’elle‘s signature traits of mixing different materials and textures to fuse classic with modern elements, such as nappa leather and snakeskin, with a partial lamination in metallic on precious suede with linen fabric. Light-colored earth tones and pastels dominate the newest designs, with fresh materials like transparent mesh, crystal appliques, and glitter rainbow leather.
Teddy Fresh x Elton John
The vibrant, high streetwear brand Teddy Fresh collaborates with Elton John to create a dazzling, modern collection. The Teddy Fresh Elton John collection showcases bold fabrics and elaborate detailing on a selection of hoodies, tees and even a sequin jacket! Teddy Fresh x Elton John captures the overall revolutionary essence of the iconic career of John. The collections audacious pieces symbolize the way that John has broken down boundaries and transformed the music industry, and world, into what it is now.
Ballguard Liquid Powder
Ballguard provides relief for when you might be feeling a little bit “uncomfy down there.” Acts as a deodorant cream that dries as a powder that combats sweat, smell and chafing.
FWD-02 SPORT: Whether they’re new to the sport, training for their first marathon, or seasoned and trying to get faster, the FWD-02 Sport earbuds are perfect for those in your life to optimize runs. Since the earbuds are tailor-made for long runs, they will never have to worry about the FWD-02 SPORT slipping from her ear thanks to its sleek, ergonomic design that features the brand’s legendary three stripe branding.
adidas Z.N.E. 01 ANC: The adidas Z.N.E. 01 ANC provides comfort whatever the occasion is, whether on a walk, running errands, or taking calls on the go. The Z.N.E. 01 ANC enables immersive sound and Active Noise Canceling to keep her focused and connected to moments without any interruptions.
WHOOP 4.0 + WHOOP Body
WHOOP 4.0 is the most advanced 24/7 fitness and health coach that tracks key physiological metrics across recovery, sleep, training while providing personalized recommendations and actionable feedback. The next generation of WHOOP is 33% smaller than its predecessor, built with a new sensor array and algorithms for greater accuracy and expanded features like blood oxygen and skin temperature insights to help members optimize performance. The product can be purchased HERE.
Samsonite Voltage DLX: The Voltage collection stands out with its artfully contoured polypropylene shell, which also resists abuse from baggage handling. Select a calming blue or brilliant chili red and there’s no doubt that you or your loved one will stand out from the crowd. The three-dimensional exterior opens to a spacious interior that further expands for extra packing capacity. And integrated pockets will keep their belongings neatly organized. A dynamic design for a dynamic travel experience. Launching April 19 in a NEW purple colorway!
Samsonite Stryde 111 Collection: The new Stryde 111 collection offers innovative features, durability, and convenience without compromising on style. Each piece in the collection features the eVision LED lighting system built into its handles to provide lighting in dark areas. In addition, the Stryde 111 Carry-on has an integrated TSA lock and USB charging ports plus an innovative self-retracting strap to help it stay in place securely while lying on the Glider (or any other Samsonite suitcase).
ebags Belcourt Collection: Designed for the mom who needs a true crossover bag that easily transitions from work to play, the Belcourt collection arrives with a Backpack, Convertible Carryall, and Weekender. Continuing the ebag tradition of thoughtful organization, each bag is feature-rich and embraces an approachable design that is polished enough to bring to the office but functional for outside of work activities.
ebags Just Right Carryall: The Just Right Carryall gives new meaning to carry-it-all! 3 separate, dedicated compartments are sized for laptops, tablets, and smaller accessories. Wireless and port charging areas are thoughtfully included in the design (battery not included) as well as RFID lining and protective feet. Other bags beware, this triple compartment titan is out to replace all other styles in her rotation.
Reebok Parquet Court
Reebok has confirmed the April 15 release of its Pump Omni Zone II “Parquet Court,” an imaginative, Boston-inspired take on the iconic Pump basketball shoe made famous in 1991 by rookie dunk champion Dee Brown. Leveraging a green/black color pallet, home court woodgrain sock liner, and custom-fit Pump technology, “Parquet Court” dreams up what a player’s edition (PE) Pump Omni Zone II might look like if it were issued for the high-flying Brown—who mainly laced up OG colorways—in the early ’90s. The Pump Omni Zone II “Parquet Court” ($160, GX3779) is available beginning April 15 from their website, Foot Locker, Champs Sports, and Finish Line, among other select retailers.
Gucci’s Mother’s Day Gifts
Gucci has recently announced the launch of their hand-picked selection of Mother’s Day Gifts. This extensive guide includes fan favorites that are perfect for mom this holiday. Browse Gucci’s assortment of leather goods including handbags, luggage, shoes and wallets. Also available is a wide range of accessories featuring necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, watches, and a refined selection of printed silk scarves.
Funny friends were created to give children introductions to all things artistic. With imaginative shapes, bold colors and soft exteriors, your funny friend will be the perfect toy! Designed by hand, each plushie is completely unique and differentiated from the next.
Prices start at $14.95 and can be purchased via Cribsi.
Eva Solo SmartMat
Doubling as a mobile device/tablet holder and a table mat for your saucepans/dishes, the Eva Solo SmartMat elevates the kitchen experience to a whole new level for only $49.95
Conveniently allowing you to prop up your device and follow along recipes, watch your favorite YouTube show or vlog your cooking, Cribsi’s SmartMat truly assists you throughout your culinary endeavors.
Some highlights include…
Made from durable, heat-safe silicone
Dual-purpose as a table or counter mat and device holder
Prices start at $49.95 and can be purchased via Cribsi.
Eva Solo Star Water Can
With an inventive, futuristic look comes the Eva Solo Aquastar Water Can by Cribsi. Sporting an accessible design that fits perfectly on your countertop, the pointed spout allows you to get to those hard-to-reach areas seamlessly. Refill is super user-friendly, and all you have to do is remove the AquaStar’s spout.
Some highlights include…
2L capacity in a small form factor
Minimalist, stylish look and superior functionality
Pointed spout for small pots or hard to reach soil
Prices start at $49.95 and can be purchased via Cribsi.
With an array of styles and designs to choose from, you can add your own personal touch with this product! Sporting high-quality leather designs of plush sculptures, you’ll fall in love with the Keeper!
Some highlights include…
High-quality leather or soft plush sculpture varieties
Provides durable protection for your AirTag while hiding it
Comes with 2 attachment methods allowing you to customize a range of items
Designed by Funny Friends’ collection artist, Jennifer Mazur-Becker
Prices start at $49.95 and can be purchased via Cribsi.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Compliments
Nowadays, there are wide selections of accessories to flatter our cellular devices. We’ve compiled a list of the top three additions that fit perfectly with the Samsung Galaxy 222.
The Milan Color Gradient Case
A transparent case adorned with gradient coloring, the Milan has got you covered with style and safety features. Made with D3O® Crystalex™, the Milan is ensured to protect your Samsung from heights up to 13 feet. With a beautiful design that compliments 360’s Italian green 512gb model, the Milan pairs perfectly!
Fusion XTR Curve Screen Protector
Fit for the Galaxy S22, the Fusion XTR was created to suit the natural curve of the screen. Equipped with D3O®, an Eyesafe® blue light filter and even nano-coating to ensure reduced friction, the Fusion XTR is the perfect product to safeguard your device.
snap+ juice pack mini wallet
Magnetically designed to lack onto your device, the snap+ juice pack mini wallet comes with an array of features. Sporting a 5,000mAh battery and built-in card holder, this mini wallet is suitable for an array of devices, including most iPhone 13/12 series phones and Qi-enabled smartphones.
Reebok Answer IV, “White and Silver”
Fresh off their latest retro hoops collaboration,Reebok and Packer have confirmed a second special-edition release of Allen Iverson‘s iconic Answer IV, “White/Silver,” where timeless style has once again met beloved cultural touchstones of the late ’90s and early ’00s. No one person embodies turn-of-the-century style quite like Allen Iverson. His unapologetic demeanor made him a legend in his own time and the influence he had on a generation of fashion and popular culture will never be forgotten. As a tribute to an era in which “AI” will forever remain a champion, Packer presents a second special edition Reebok Answer IV, aesthetically engineered to feel synonymous with fondly remembered trends of that time. Equipped with subtle construction alterations, the Packer Answer IV “White/Silver” offers a buttery white leather upper with silver mesh, reconstructed upper panels and subtly placed red accents.
Fabletics Earth Day Collection
In honor of April 21 being Earth Day, Fabletics has created a limited-edition capsule full of eco-friendly that are produced from recycled soft organic cotton. Through the efforts of the collection, Fabletics has also pledged to make a $25k donation to Conservation International, who is devoted to creating security for nature in the years to come. Shop all eco-friendly products HERE.
Reebok Answer IV “54 Points”
Reebok Answer IV “54 Points” remembers Iverson’s Iconic ’01 Playoff Performance and will be available May 6. On January 6, 2001, while wearing this particular white/grey Answer IV, Allen Iverson would put on an epic game-high 54-point scoring performance—one of the best of his illustrious career—to lead his Philly team to an improbable 107-104 playoff win. Back for the first time since that season, the white/grey Answer IV “54 Points” is executed in its original 2001 makeup featuring an OG premium leather upper, reflective accents, a zipper shroud, and an original tattoo graphic sock liner.
AIRTIME LUXE 2 + Qi Pad
Bluetooth ear stems which can temporarily replace your ear pods or buds. Decent to receive and make calls, but there doesn’t seem to be any noise cancelling. Outputs a clear and full sound while playing music. Great command interface – controls with simple taps. Lasts approx 3 hours. Generally speaking, we would not recommend this to people who take a ton of calls. Perhaps better for someone jumping rope, boxing, and/or relaxing in a steam room after an explosive Equinox workout. Includes wireless charging case and pad. Water resistant. No app available or needed. Additional info HERE.
Durable, ergonomic and priced just right. MVMT offers an array of classic sunglasses with just the right amount of edge. Our very own Vaughn Lowery was caught sporting a pair of their Trap frames at the NYSE for a McLaren Racing Press Conference. The gradient lens protect your eyes from harmful blu-ray. The lighter portion of the lens allows just enough light in so your vision remains in tact during darker times of day. The fit is snug like many of it’s higher priced counterparts.
Graduation season is upon us and from affordable to luxury we’ve gathered our favorite timepieces that are sure to make the perfect grad gift and serve as a lifelong reminder of the big accomplishment! SwissWatchExpo, Maurice Lacroix and Junghans have a wide range of watches at all price points and styles in-stock and ready to ship! Included are:
Reebok has confirmed a May 20 release for its Question Low “Blueprint” ($130, GY1079) from Reebok.com and select retailers.
Standing just 6’0”, Allen Iverson splashed onto the pro scene in ‘96 and quickly began to alter the trajectory of basketball and sport culture. His unmatched energy, viscous crossover move, and unapologetic attitude would set new standards for athleticism, character, and style for generations to come. Issued for “AI” that season upon his rookie debut, Reebok’s Question sneaker underlined the moment when everything changed.
With an all-over blue treatment, elevated sockliner, and a smooth nubuck and suede upper, the Question Low “Blueprint” celebrates Allen Iverson and the next generation writing their own story, on and off the court. Reebok’s Question Low “Blueprint” ($130, GY1079) is available beginning May 20 from their official site and select retailers.
With wedding season in full effect, it’s essential to embellish your closet with the utmost quality of accessories. From brands like Anna beck, Hat Attack, Squeeze De Citron, Allurez, Franco Sarto; your desired look is easy to find. From captivating textured handbags to bright and funky pumps, you’ll be able to find the finest fashions to sport no matter the occasion.
These brands can be purchased on their official websites, affiliated with networks such as ShareASale and Skimlinks, or on major retailers including Amazon, Nordstrom and more.
Max Bill Küchenuhr Clock
Introducing an all-new timekeeping device for your kitchen comes the Junghans Max Bill Küchenuhr clock. The collaboration between Max Bill and Junghans created the kitchen clock back in 1956, and we see Junghans modernly reinventing this piece in a fresh light blue color. Perfect for convenient access in the kitchen, the clock features numerals in a classic format.
Molo x Jurrasic World Dominion Collection
In celebration of the all-new Jurrasic World: Dominion film, celebrity loved childrenswear brand, Molo, brings the fan favorite dinosaurs to life in a sustainable line packed with Molo’s signature use of colors and prints.
Available for babies and toddlers, styles include printed t-shirts, sweatshirts and swimwear, along with embroidered logo cargo pants, shorts, hoodies, and jackets. Most of the styles in the collection are made responsibly in 100% GOTS* certified organic cotton or with recycled fibers from post-consumer waste. It is an adventurous range of clothing that encourages children to explore and learn by combining themes of history, nature, and coexistence themes that go hand in hand with Jurassic World Dominion.
The Molo x Jurassic World Dominion capsule is now available to shop at Bergdorf Goodman HERE, for under $100.
Reebok x KANGHYUK
Reebok and KANGHYUK announce the latest drop in their ongoing collaboration. The two brands have teamed up to debut their combined take on a new silhouette from Reebok – the Premier Road Modern Mid.
Following the popular Premier Road Modern silhouette that debuted in 2020 as part of the Reebok and KANGHYUK partnership, the two teams created a masterfully maximalist mid-cut version of the shoe dubbed the Premier Road Modern Mid. Boasting a new mid-cut collar, the shoe is an elevated version of the Premier Road Modern “Car Part” released by the two brands in 2020.
The new style offers bold details, sculpted design lines and a crisp tonal color scheme. The uppers of each shoe are split between layers and feature a textured build that is an abstract take on Reebok’s signature Vector logo.
This experimentation with tone and texture reaches from the toebox to the heel, while the high-cut collar offers bulbous padded details around the ankle and incorporates a KANGHYUK logo stamped on the heel. Below this sits a rubberized bumper and red foam midsoles which feature a soft EVA construction for comfort.
The Reebok x KANGHYUK Premier Road Modern Mid will be available in two striking colorways – Black (GW6192) and Blue (GW6132) – each for $240.
The Black Premier Road Modern Mid will be available exclusively at Dover Street Market beginning June 23rd before becoming available on Reebok.com and KANGHYUK.shop on June 25th. The Blue Premier Road Modern Mid will be globally available beginning July 1 from select retailers as well as Reebok.com and KANGHYUK.shop.
AWARD-WINNING KOREAN RESTAURANT MÖKBAR TO OPEN FOURTH LOCATION AT ONYX EQUITIES’ THE JUNCTION AT GATEWAY
New Tenants Also include First Daycare Center in Gateway
Project All Stars, and Seton Hall University
Developer Hosting Competition for Newark-Based Restauranteurto Move into Fully Built-Out Restaurant Space
The Junction at Gateway’s culinary revolution continues with James Beard Award-winningMökbar owner and chef Esther Choi choosing Newark for its fourth location. It will occupy 950 square feet in the Market Hall area of Gateway One.
One Step Ahead Learning & Performing Arts Center also signed a lease for 5,600 square feet of interior space and approximately 1,000 square feet of exterior space to be used for a private outdoor playground in Gateway One near the Doubletree Hotel. It will be the first daycare center in the Gateway Center providing a much-needed resource for working parents as companies ease back into in-person work schedules.
Seton Hall University—ranked among the top tier national universities by U.S. News and World Report—will be opening a student center in Gateway for its Law School and undergraduate students matriculating at its Newark campuses. The university’s decisionmakers sited the amenities package that will be available to its students and faculty as one of the top benefits of the 930 SF Junction-level space in Gateway Two.
The Newark Project All Stars, a charity that connects the city’s youth with members of its business community—including Onyx Equities—to develop business skills and make career-forming connections, will move into 450 SF for its corporate offices and meeting spaces for its members.
“I’m very excited to get back to my New Jersey roots! What better place to open Mökbar, my flagship restaurant than Newark,” said Esther Choi, Chef and Owner of Mökbar. “I’m ready to get to work and share my Korean culture and cuisine with the downtown residence and workers!!”
“Newark’s central downtown area has always had the capability to be a center of commerce. It has the infrastructure and locational attributes needed to become a world-class destination, and a neighborhood that local residents cherish and identify with. It just needed for us to turn Gateway inside-out,” said Jonathan Schultz, Co-Founder and Managing Principal for Onyx Equities. “Our plans to turn the concourse level from a convenient commuter pass-through into a world-class destination is coming to fruition. It’s very exciting to sign tenants in The Junction who share our vision and belief in Newark.”
“Just as we’ve brought diverse food options from the other side of the Hudson River to the Gateway Center, it’s important for us to share Newark’s local flavor and culinary talent with central downtown commuters, residents and visitors,” said Matthew Flath, Vice President of Asset Management for Onyx Equities of its competition for one Newark-based restauranteur to win the right to operate a fully built-out restaurant space at no upfront cost.
Interested parties can download the competition guidelines and entry form here.
The 2.3 million SF, four-building Gateway Center complex draws over 75,000 weekly visitors from the New York Metro area through its skybridges to Newark Penn Station, One Riverfront Center, and Panasonic’s Corporate Headquarters. Its second-floor interconnected concourses, now known as The Junction, is near the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation to attract retail, fitness, entertainment and dining opportunities as well as improve the pedestrian and tenant experience within the complex. Onyx’s investment in Newark also includes opening the Gateway Center’s ground floor via a new pedestrian grand entrance and street-facing retail for the first time in the building’s 50+-year history.
For more information about Gateway Center visit www.gatewaynj.com. The retail leasing agents for The Junction at Gateway Center are Jason Pierson and Ryan Starkman of Pierson Commercial Real Estate. The office leasing agents for Gateway Center are Tim Greiner and Blake Goodman of JLL.
For renderings of The Junction at Gateway click here.
Headquartered in Woodbridge, New Jersey, Onyx Equities, LLC is a leading, full-service real estate firm specializing in investment, asset repositioning and ground-up development. Since its founding in 2004, Onyx has acquired more than $2.3B worth of real estate assets throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Onyx has executed over $250M in capital improvement projects under its signature repositioning program. Driving Onyx’s success is its loyalty to core geographic markets, a seasoned team of expertise in all facets of real estate, its adaptability to market conditions and the experience gained from managing over 65 MSF since inception. Throughout its portfolio, Onyx takes aim at increasing operational efficiency, tenant satisfaction and long-term value. For more information, contact the firm at (732) 362-8800, or visit www.onyxequities.com.
These five tracks illuminate every facet of the slick, sly, and smooth genre disruptor. “Just Like Money” dips in and out of boisterous horns as he flexes his dynamic vocal range. Elsewhere, soft harmonies glide over “Me Sometimes,” while bass pulsates like a heartbeat. “He’s Alive” teems with intense energy. Its manic rhymes bleed into gruff and guttural ad-libs and a punkified hook.
Check out the full tracklisting below
He set the stage for the five-track project with the buzzing anthem “Stay Here Instead.” Right out of the gate, Sweety High praised it as a “a smooth and swoon-worthy R&B track” and “dreamy in all the right ways.”
Meanwhile, RIFF Magazine went as far to say, “There’s a reflect to compare Carter Ace to someone like Pharrell Williams, but that’s not entirely fair, because Ace’s voice may actually be a little better.”
The projects also boasts the title track and debut single “The One And Lonely,” which continues to turn heads and earn critical praise. Ones To Watch claimed, “The creative amalgamation of sonic and mood shifts is intoxicating from start to finish,” and Alfitude extolled how Carter “seamlessly blended RnB with hip-hop, soul and even space funk to create one of the most impressive songs that I have experienced so far this month.”
In other big news, Carter joins Jonas Brothers for five more tour dates this October, beginning October 2 in Wantagh, NY at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Amphitheater. Check out the full confirmed itinerary below. Tickets are available HERE.
Carter Ace proves he’s The One And Lonely now!
Rising up out of the San Fernando Valley, Carter Ace initially incited waves through the culture with If It Don’t Work in 2017. A year later, he served up “I Think I’m Normal” with production by Isom Innis of Foster The People. It notably eclipsed 3.4 million Spotify streams as he buzzed to the forefront of the conversation with features in GQ and Flaunt. Joe Jonas heard his music and immediately reached out, signing him to Let’s Get It Records in conjunction with Republic Records. In 2021, Carter formally introduces himself with much more music to come. Get ready!
Just Like Money
The One And Lonely
Stay Here Instead
October 2 Wantagh, NY (Jones Beach) Northwell Heath at Jones Beach Amphitheater
October 5 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
October 6 Burgettstown, PA The Pavilion at Star Lake
Thinking about making a move to New Jersey? You’ll want to be sure you’re ready whether you plan on renting one of the Hoboken NJ apartments or buying a home in Cherry Hill. It may not be a big state, but there’s a lot to consider any time you make a significant change.
Knowing what makes it unique can help you decide whether New Jersey is truly the place you want to be.
You Want Small Town Charms with Easy Access to the Big Cities
If you want the best of both worlds, meaning a quiet environment in which to live while still enjoying being within easy reach of big cities, New Jersey is a great pick. You’ll be close to New York City and a relatively short drive from Philadelphia, while Boston and Washington, DC are within a four-hour drive. It’s a great place to raise the kids while providing them with access to rich historical and cultural experiences close by. Can you imagine being able to take them to the MET on a day trip?
No matter where you live in this state you’ll be close to a major highway like I-287 or I-95, making it convenient to get to many destinations, including the office. With plenty of train and bus routes, you can use your commute to catch up on reading instead of having to be behind the wheel.
You Want to Enjoy All Four Seasons and Don’t Mind Extremes
Do you enjoy that crisp fall air and the changing of the leaves, winter wonderland scenes, spring flowers, and warm weather for beach time and other outdoor activities? You’ll get it all here, with four distinct seasons. Admittedly, you’ll need to be ready for some extremes too – summer can get hot and muggy, hurricanes are a possibility, and wintertime can bring blizzards.
Be aware that winter storms can impact an area for days, weeks, and sometimes even longer, which can mean blocked roadways, power outages, and other frustrations. But with the right clothing and other preparations, including a generator in case the power goes out, you’ll be prepared.
You Love the Beach
The Jersey Shore is home to some of the country’s best beaches like Cape May, Point Pleasant, and Ocean City, ideal for sunbathing, swimming, surfing, and more. Plus many stretches host summer concerts like Asbury Park’s Jams on the Sand. There’s no need for families to worry – the real Jersey Shore is nothing like it’s depicted on those reality shows. It’s safe and family-friendly.
You Love the Mountains
You don’t have to choose between the mountains and the beach here. This state may be heavily populated but it offers a surprising number of wide open spaces, and in the central and northern areas of the state, there are forest-covered mountains, including the Ramapo, Watchung, and Kittatinny ranges. They offer more recreational opportunities too like hiking, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, camping, and more.
You Want to Cheer on a Winning Team
If you like sports and enjoy going to games, you’ll love New Jersey. In fact, both the New York Giants and the Jets play at MetLife Stadium which is located in New Jersey, not New York. Then you’ve got the Red Bulls soccer team and the Devils hockey team too.
Approaching the end of August, each stroll through Greenwood Gardens offers opportunities for discovery and delight. While the flowers are still in full bloom and the worker bees are hard at work, the Greenwood Gardens staff has prepared a delightful roster of tours and programs for this fall. 360 magazine is pleased to see multiple events planned out for the fall season, it’s a beautiful garden and has fully planned events for everyone to enjoy.
Greenwood Gardens is a non-profit 28-acre public garden and historic site located at 274 Old Short Hills Road in Short Hills, New Jersey. Its mission is to connect people with nature in a historic garden oasis through self-guided tours and programs at the nexus of nature, beauty, and history. Formerly the private estate of the Day and Blanchard families, Greenwood is supported by gifts, membership, and volunteers.
A WALK THROUGH Greenwood’s Past
Fridays, September 3, October 29, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
Join Greenwood Staff and Volunteers on a meandering walk through the Garden to learn a century’s worth of history about the unique families whose sensibilities paved the way for the architecture and gardens of the Greenwood of today.
Garden Photography for Enthusiasts
Wednesdays, September 8, October 13, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Greenwood offers photographers an ever-evolving backdrop against which to capture nature, beauty, and history at their best. On these exclusive days reserved just for you, we invite you to photograph our sensuous gardens, unique collection of garden statuary, antique ornaments, iconic follies, as well as our colorful and entertaining collection of turkeys, chickens, and talkative roaming geese.
Friday, September 10, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
With Peter P. Blanchard III, Co-Founder, and Chairman of the Board
Find great satisfaction in closely observing nature through journaling, the practice of keeping a personal record using a combination of writing and sketching. Guided by Peter, who has joyfully employed this practice for decades, you will spend one hour in an introductory session, followed by the opportunity to add an optional extra hour to practice what you’ve learned. Bring your own sketch pads pencils, pens, and markers.
En Plein Air Watercolor Painting
Wednesdays, September 22, October 20, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Are you a watercolorist longing for a unique setting in which to practice your art? If so, Greenwood welcomes artists of every skill level to our historic garden oasis for a mid-autumn day of en Plein air painting. Our century-old site offers magical views, iconic Arts and Crafts style follies, stately fountains, winding paths, bucolic ponds, and wandering geese. Artist easels are permitted, so long as pathways are not blocked or placed in the planted beds. Watercolors ONLY and drop cloth required to participate.
Experience QiGong in the Garden
Thursday, September 23, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
With Carl Klemme, Qigong Practitioner, Glow Yoga Center & PS108 Yoga
Let the peace and beauty of Greenwood Gardens enhance your introduction to qigong with Carl, an experienced practitioner of this ancient practice utilizing movement, breathing, and mindfulness to support and enhance health, longevity, and spiritual connectivity. This session will focus on the Eight Pieces of Brocade, a classic series of movements from which anyone can benefit and which will be performed in different locations throughout the gardens.
$15 members; $20 non-members
Scavenger Hunt and Tour
Friday, October 1, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Hidden trinkets await discovery throughout the garden! Join us for instructions on the East Terrace, followed by a fun and challenging scavenger hunt in the crisp air through Greenwoodߣs historic landscape. Prizes awarded to scavenger hunt winners! A mini-tour of the inside of the Main House follows.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
With Dave Hall, New Jersey Audubon Naturalist
Join Dave for a birding tour through Greenwood Gardens. Explore habitats of hardwood forests, conifer stands, and ponds. Venture into South Mountain Reservation to spy avian friends. Binoculars recommended.
What’s In Bloom Walk
Friday, October 15, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
With Sonia Uyterhoeven, Head of Horticulture
Join Sonia for a tour and discussion of our extensively renovated gardens. Learn about Greenwood’s new planting palette and the decision-making process that was used to inform the planting design.
Experience Tai Chi in the Garden
Thursday, October 21, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
With Carl Klemme, Tai Chi Practitioner, Glow Yoga Center & PS108 Yoga
This session will introduce you to the ancient Chinese technique of tai chi, a graceful form of exercise, akin to meditation in motion, through which various self-defense forms are strung together into a fluid, slow-motion sequence. The result is a quieter mind, reduced stress, and improved balance, posture, and strength. Surrounded by the beauty of Greenwood Gardens, Carl, an experienced instructor, will teach you a variety of short tai chi flows that you can enjoy practicing at home.
$15 members; $20 non-members
Autumnal Natural History Ramble through the Gardens
Friday, October 22, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
With Peter P. Blanchard III, Co-Founder, and Chairman of the Board
Peter will lead participants through Greenwood for a walk on the wild side that will focus on seasonal changes. We’ll return to the Main House for warm cider following the ramble.
The Genius of Bees – The Queen and Her City
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
With Joe Lilenho, Beekeeper, Hilltop Honey
In this indoor lecture and presentation, expert beekeeper Joe Lilenho dives deeply into the inner workings of the bee colony, providing fascinating facts about building the hive, cell creation, and the collection of nectar, pollen, water, and propolis. Learn how each bee interacts with the Queen and one another as they go about their important work in their Éc;tidyÉd; hive. Joe will demonstrate how the beekeeper works in conjunction with the colony to ensure the health of the hive and delicious honey production.
$15 members; $20 non-members
Walking and Talking Greenwood’s Trees and Winter ID
Friday, November 5, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
With Scott Lamm, Arborist, Sav-A-Tree
Take a walk through the garden on a crisp November morning with expert arborist Scott Lamm as he identifies the trees of Greenwood Gardens. Scott will share his nearly 50 years of experience on the property and will cover such topics as how to care for trees, detect potential damage, and plan for the long-term health of your trees.
Entry to the garden is free to members and children under 3; $15 adults 13-64; $10 senior (65+); and students with ID; and $5 children 3-12. Register for advance timed tickets, where a complimentary downloadable guide to the garden and its history is also available. The garden adheres to state and municipal guidelines governing visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Jaguar Century: 100 Years of Automotive Excellence” by Giles Chapman
“Jaguar Century” is a lavishly illustrated large-format retrospective examining 100 years of Jaguar, one of the most acclaimed marques in automotive history. Established in 1922 by William Lyons and William Walmsley, the Swallow Sidecar Company transformed into one of the auto industry’s most revered car brands, synonymous with performance and luxury. “Jaguar Century” chronicles this company and its remarkable vehicles, from the 1935 Jaguar SS sporting saloon to today’s F-Type sports cars, F-PACE SUV, and X-Type sedans—filled with images, history, and in-depth analyses of the incredible cars Jaguar has created year after year.
Automotive historian Giles Chapman showcases how company visionaries developed the brand in the trying economic times leading up to World War II before resetting Jaguar during England’s bleak postwar years. “Jaguar Century” will make a great addition to any holiday gift list, just in time for the marque’s 100 anniversary next year.
Publishing September 28, 2021 by Motorbooks ∙ Hardcover, 224 pages ∙ $75.00 US, $99.00 CAN ISBN: 9780760368664
“DAMANHUR Social Alchemy, Magical Temples and the Superindividual” by Jeff Merrifield
What is Damanhur? It is an alternative way of life. A societal model for the betterment of humanity, an experiment in human consciousness. A collective of people devoted to the sustainability of communal living; an ecovillage and spiritual community based in Northern Italy. Founded by Falco Tarassaco in the mid-70s, Damanhur has grown from humble beginnings to become a prime mover in spiritual-artistic standing and research and the ecological protection of the planet.
In Jeff Merrifield’s book, he writes with reverence about this community that has fascinated him for over two decades. His book is an introduction to the intricacies, philosophies and structures of the seemingly closed-off Damanhur, the guide to the lessons of this community.
DAMANHUR Social Alchemy, Magical Temples and the Superindividual by JEFF MERRIFIELD (10th August; Watkins/Penguin Random House; £18.99/$29.95; 9781786783707
“Move Like Water × Be Fluid” is a stunning memoir documenting the author’s journey from a childhood in the Detroit’s subsidized, section 8 housing to a successful career in fashion and media. The arc of this remarkable passage twists and turns in surprising ways, ensuring readers will believe in the concept that this life truly is what you make it. The text will debut as an exclusive multi-volume installation within 360 MAGAZINE and marks the inception of the brand’s foray into publishing.
This provocative coming-of-age story explores the power of branding strategy, a technique the writer developed at an early age and carried with him throughout his lifetime. Lowery, from the time he was a young child, is able to comprehend that one’s innate, individual self is their greatest commodity in life. Through the highs and lows that inform his experience, he stays true to that ideal. Lowery puts forward a raw and compelling narrative of a child, and later a man, who repeatedly picks himself up, reimagines his life, and finds innovative ways to move forward.
Move Like Water x Be Fluid is available in PDF format on Blurb.
Signed copies of Vaughn’s memoir, Move Like Water × Be Fluid, are available in ourshop.
“Bodega Cat” by Louie Chin
Already a recipient of starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, Louie Chin’s “Bodega Cat” has been selected by the Junior Library Guild as a Spring 2020 Gold Standard in the City Elementary category. Referred to as “the subscription box for the modern librarian,” the Junior Library Guild plays a pivotal role in stocking library inventories nationwide with the highest caliber of books for children. Of the thousands of applicants, only 3% receive this annual distinction and over 95% of JLG Gold Standard books go on to win other book awards. Congratulations to Louie Chin, and to editor Jordan Nielsen!
Born and raised in New York, Louie Chin is an illustrator who creates commercial and editorial content. He has always been an animal-lover, and there is one family pet in particular from which he drew inspiration for “Bodega Cat”: a spirited and feisty orange tabby cat named Simba. His favorite bodega order is coffee and an egg and sausage sandwich on a toasted roll. “Bodega Cat” is the first book that he both wrote and illustrated. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Animals & Cats / City & Town Life / People & Places, Hispanic & Latino Hardcover, 10.5 x 10.5 Inches, 32 Pages ISBN: 978-1-57687-932-0, $17.99 US/$23.99 CAN
“The Fragile Skin of the World” by Jean-Luc Nancy
The world is everything that passes between us – ourselves and everything that happens to us, everything that becomes of our contacts, our gazes, our movements; and through referrals from skin to skin, from the fleeting to the immemorial, you reach without even knowing it the entire actuality of the world: the act of its existence. This act is made up of works and disasters, splendors, horrors, and catastrophes. As long as it is ours, it is the act of an infinite emergence that is all the sense there is: a sense that incessantly goes from skin to skin and is itself never enveloped by anything.
The texts in this volume are all oriented by the concern for what is currently happening to us – we, late humanoids – when we arrive at an extremity of our history, whether this extremity should turn out to be a stage, a rupture, or quite simply a last breath.
Jean-Luc Nancy is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Université Marc Bloch in Strasbourg and teaches Political Philosophy and Media Aesthetics at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee.“The Fragile Skin of the World” will be published in November 2021.
“Passion for Practice with Musings From Music Masters” by Becky Chaffee
Becky’s new book for anyone playing an instrument, Passion For Practice With Musings From Music Masters, is an imaginative visual presentation expressing music practice concepts. Whether you take private lessons or you learned an instrument in grade school and need to take some lessons to get started again, this book will encourage you. The better you are, the more fun you’ll have. Regular practicing can be rough, but Ms. Chaffee’s book helps you to practice smarter, making it more of a fun challenge than rote practice.
Both an art book and a practice reference book, Passion For Practice With Musings From Music Masters contains personal practicing stories and suggestions from musicians around the world, including famous musicians, Grammy award-winning musicians, and principals of sections in major orchestras on all instruments. You might also enjoy her first book, Have Fun With Your Music to inspire young musicians to make practicing their own. Buy this book to inspire music practice or as a gift for a music teacher’s studio.
Becky Chaffee grew up in a musical household and raised two musical children. She has degrees in civil engineering from UC Berkeley and Cornell University. She enjoys playing flute for her music club. Through her music gifts company, Becky raises funds for music education and has distributed $1,000s to youth. Much of the artwork in her books is presented on note cards, prints and Tee shirts that sell in music stores and symphony gift shops such as the Brevard Music Center, Nashville and San Francisco Symphony Gift Shops, SW Strings, and so on.
TheFair Trade Handbook, Edited by Gavin Fridell, Zack Gross and Sean McHugh
Framed within the common goal of advancing trade justice and South-North solidarity, The Fair Trade Handbook presents a broad interpretation of fair trade and a wide-ranging dialogue between different viewpoints. Canadian researchers in particular have advanced a transformative vision of fair trade, rooted in the cooperative movement and arguing for a more central role for Southern farmers and workers. Contributors to this book look at the issues within global trade, and assess fair trade and how to make it more effective against the broader structures of the capitalist, colonialist, racist and patriarchal global economy. The debates and discussions are set within a critical development studies and critical political economy framework. However, this book will appeal to a wide range of readers, as it translates the key issues for a popular audience.
Dodge Viper by David Zatz
The story of Chrysler Corporation’s 1990s image-building V10-engined sportscar – now in eBook format! The Viper stunned Americans by showing that Dodge, known for tame cars and minivans, could make a brutal monster of a sports car. At Le Mans, Team Viper showed they could handle turns, too, winning its class at a fraction of the usual cost. This book covers the Viper from concept to rough rocket to world-class supercar.
This is not just a gushing tribute to the Dodge Viper, the author provides an objective view of the full story, using business, historical, and enthusiast perspectives. The book looks at the business case for each generation, the development stories and their outcomes, and describes some of the issues owners may have to watch out for, particularly in the early models.
True Teryn: The Last Lumenian Book 2 by S.G. Blaise
Princess Lilla finds herself tasked with recruiting the biggest and most dangerous army in the Seven Galaxies. However, the Teryn Emperor will not cooperate unless Lilla earns the blessing of the Guardian Goddess Laoise – no simple task! Is she willing to pay the price to bring her people a second chance at a new beginning?
Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Leigh Bardugo and Emily Skrutskie, this compelling and adventurous tale is set in a rich sci-fi fantasy world. The True Teryn is a captivating coming-of-age story with a diverse cast of characters, a powerful female lead, and a beautiful overarching message: you don’t have to be perfect to be a hero.
“At the heart of The Last Lumenian series, is the story of how young women struggle with today’s critical challenges, including: mental health, personal freedom, self-esteem and managing relationships amidst overwhelming expectations,” says Blaise. “I love hearing from my readers, how inspired they are by Princess Lilla, taking brave action in their own lives.”
True Teryn, (The Last Lumenian, #2) will be available on Amazon and at other booksellers on Dec. 7, 2021.
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones
The 1619 Project comprises 18 essays, and 36 poems and works of fiction, all revolving around slavery in America, and how it continues to play a role in our society. By exploring America’s long past with slavery, the root of modern racism can be revealed. It’s both a deeply provocative and highly upsetting work. It doesn’t work to display a bright future for America, but instead provides a revealing, if depressing, narrative on the American experience.
This work acts as an expansion of the highly praised New York Times Magazine project, which was highly controversial at the time due to its conceit: that America wasn’t founded in 1776 with the signing of the Declaration of Independence, but in 1619 when the first African slaves were brought to the US and exploited.
A children’s book, presenting aspects of the novel’s contents in a way accessible for children, was also released. Titled, 1619 Project: Born on the Water, the book was written with help from Peabody award-winning author Renee Watson.
Author Nikole Hannah-Jones is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, who’s won a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards, three National Magazine Awards, and the 2018 John Chancellor distinguished journalism award from Columbia University.
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones is available via Amazon.
“Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Sewing Clothes” by Joi Mahon
Joi Mahon, esteemed designer and fashion entrepreneur, teaches readers about necessary sewing skills in his new book, Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Sewing Clothes.
Joi simplifies and explains techniques used in sewing such as stich types, fabric qualities and just how to obtain perfect fit of a garment. He speaks on the book, stating, “I created the book to be a complete reference guide and it includes all my tips from over twenty-five years of professional sewing. I believe it will make an excellent addition to any sewer’s library with it’s modern and up to date illustrations and photography that is visually appealing.”
YONDER by Jabari Asim
YONDER is a new novel by Jabari Asim, one of the best writers we out there. And according to Evangeline Lawson’s brilliantly written review in The Washington Post, it is a must-read book for Black History Month, for Americans of all backgrounds, a necessary and different kind of addition to literature.
SENTIENT: How Animals Illuminate the Wonder of Our Humans Senses
In SENTIENT: How Animals Illuminate the Wonder of Our Human Senses (Atria Books; Hardcover; On Sale: February 22, 2022; $28.00; ISBN 9781982156558), Jackie Higgins explores the breadth of our capabilities as sentient beings through the lens of the animal kingdom. This book looks to animals to better understand the ways we sense and make sense of the world. Scientific research shows that there is more to unite, than divide us and that all creatures are built on the same foundations—a message of particular importance right now. Through their eyes, ears, skin, tongues, noses and more, we can uncover what it means to be human and rediscover the extraordinary in the ordinary waking moment.
UNSTOPPABLE: How I Found My Strength Through Love and Loss
Chiquis Rivera’s new memoir UNSTOPPABLE: How I Found My Strength Through Love and Loss (Atria Books; Hardcover; On Sale: February 8, 2022; $27.00; ISBN: 9781982180683) is an exploration of her recent triumphs and challenges. Rivera reveals the personal journey she went through after her mother passed, and how she was able to still follow her dreams and become a renowned singer and entrepreneur. Throughout UNSTOPPABLE, Rivera opens up to her audience revealing her life experiences that helped her obtain the strength she has today.
Word Up: The Life of Amanda Gorman
This biography captures the life of National Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman. This is an inspirational read that showcases her journey from her beginnings growing up with a speech impediment and a single mother. Ultimately, she thrived and eventually, at the age of 23, spoke at the inauguration of President Joe Biden.
“It’s a story with a happy ending,” says author Marc Shapiro. “Hollywood couldn’t have scripted it any better. This is real life and an object lesson to all the young women out there who are looking for a role model to inspire them to their full potential. Amanda Gorman is that role model.”
Author Marc Shapiro also wrote New York Times bestseller J.K. Rowling: The Wizard Behind Harry Potter and Justin Bieber: TheFever.
Enamel the Camel
Enamel wishes he were like all the other camels who live in Camel-lot, but his front teeth are bigger than anyone else’s. Enamel has an overbite, which he brushes to a bright, glowing shine. This makes Enamel different from his fellow camels and he’s the only camel who brushes his teeth. Because his teeth are so prominent, he gets teased at school. Despite kind words from Enamel’s friends, the bullying gets him down. After being teased one time too many during a student outing at the Big Palm Oasis, Enamel decides he’d rather be alone. But when an epic sandstorm blows in, Enamel saves the day. Using his teeth in a very “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” fashion, Enamel leads his scared classmates home to their worried parents. The town thanks him with an award for heroism, and everyone starts brushing their teeth and smiling.
Enamel the Camel is an upbeat humorous story for children about sticking out, stepping up, and the importance of good dental care written by Dr. Mike King, a pediatric dentist in New York City since 1986.
In his dental practice, Dr. Mike as he is called, uses jokes, magic tricks, and a calming nature to treat his young patients. Enamel the Camel is his latest book to help children understand and appreciate their teeth. He has pioneered the philosophy or “flossophy” as he likes to call it, that smiling and laughing should be part of a child’s dental experience.
Fierce Love by Susan Scott
Diving deep into the problems that often are imposed within relationships, Susan Scott investigates why relationships in the modern day and age have often been unsatisfactory. Reviewing the leading problems that typically affect the success of a romantic relationship, this book analyzes common mishaps and miscommunications that typically occur between partners. “Fierce Love” offers insight on communication tactics that are critical to a surviving, healthy relationship.
Scott refers to the current situation of relationships in America as a “communication crisis.” She continues by stating, “What gets talked about in a relationship, and how it gets talked about, determines whether a relationship will thrive, flat-line or fail. We often long for deep connection in our relationships, but we don’t know how to communicate well and sometimes withhold what we’re really thinking and feeling. This can lead to fighting, resentment or, worse, complacency where you are just going through the motions … more like roommates than two people in love. Enduring love happens one conversation at a time. Unfortunately, far too many are not innately equipped with the intuition, knowledge and skills to adeptly steer dialogues that way … and modern society reflects those shortcomings.”
The Other Side of Yet
Michelle Hord was no stranger to tragedy, having started her professional career as a producer on America’s Most Wanted, where she came face to face with the unthinkable on a daily basis. But when it happened in her own family, Michelle’s entire life crashed down around her.
One moment, Michelle had a husband, a career that was taking off, and a beautiful baby girl. When her marriage started to deteriorate and she had to fight for a divorce, she found strength in her seven-year-old daughter, Gabrielle. Just as the divorce was nearly finalized, the most important thing in her life was taken away. Her soon to be ex-husband, the man she once loved, murdered their daughter.
InThe Other Side of Yet: Finding Light in the Midst of Darkness (Atria Books; On sale March 15, 2022; $28.00 Hardcover; ISBN: 9781982173524), Michelle Hord expresses how she survived a mother’s worst nightmare, a devastating loss that most cannot even imagine. In her darkest hours, she turned to the bible, with a particular verse she kept coming back to: “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him”(Job 13:15). In the space between before and after, between ruin and recovery, there is “yet.” Michelle found strength in her yet—it meant that there would be an after, that there was more to come.
Cocktail Chemistry is a distillation of Nick Fisher’s expertise, expansive knowledge, and passion for mixology. In the book, you’ll find the essential techniques, skills, and finesse needed to create exceptional cocktails at home. But what makes Nick’s book unique, and harkens to experts like Binging with Babish, is his use of cocktails from popular culture as his launching point. Take James Bond‘s classic martini, which then morphs into a lesson on the science of ice and alcohol, and how shaking or stirring your drink affects flavor and consistency, or Don Draper‘s Mad Men Old Fashioned is the entry point to bourbon cocktails and how to complement bourbon’s flavor profile.
Cannabis for Creatives: How 32 Artists Enhance and Sustain Inspiration
Cannabis has long been used and revered for its many benefits, from its widely acknowledged medical applications to its commonly accepted ability to help people relax. And now, with more and more states and countries legalizing marijuana usage for all purposes, we’re finally reaching a tipping point where cannabis is achieving a level of mainstream acceptance and usage, especially among artists. In Cannabis for Creatives: How 32 Artists Enhance and Sustain Inspiration, photographer and cannabis advocate Jordana Wright details what you need to know to take full advantage of cannabis’ potential in your creative work.
Beginning with the basics (how cannabis grows, how it’s ingested, and the nuances of variety), Cannabis for Creatives tells the history of its usage and all the pertinent details of the plant itself—lineage, strains, appearance, flavor, terpenes, and the types of high you can experience. Wright also discusses the neuroscience of cannabis use, including how it affects the brain and how science measures creativity.
VIRAL VIDEO LAUNCHES THE SONG INTO SPOTIFY’S TOP PLAYLISTS, CURRENTLY #1 ON SPOTIFY VIRAL 50, DEBUTS #34 ON BILLBOARD HOT ROCK/ALTERNATIVE CHART
HEADLINE SOLD OUT SHOW AT HOUSE OF INDEPENDENTS THIS FRIDAY
I Used to Care, the song from Staten Island born singer-songwriter and producer, Louis Attillio Vigorito, better known as Louyah, is currently #1 on Spotify’s Viral Top 50. In addition, the song has been added to some of the platform’s biggest playlists such as Pop Sauce and Summer Breakouts. Today, it debuted at #34 on Billboard’s Hot Rock/Alternative chart.
In a video that has recently gone viral, Louyah’s friends secretly plotted to have the song played on one of their local stations while they were driving around town one day. His sincere and genuine heartwarming reaction to his friend’s efforts helped the video amass almost 6 million views and put I Used To Care on the radars of listeners, helping it to jump hundreds of thousands of streams and adding 300,000 new followers to Louyah’s Instagram account.
While the video has brought mainstream attention, Louyah has been an up and coming artist for some time. Raised in south New Jersey, 25-year-old Louyah entered the music scene as a vocalist and guitarist of metal bands Premonition and Idle Minds. After six years as a band member, he pursued a solo career.
In 2020 he released his debut EP titled Smile For Me, followed by his EP titled, VIRGO, within the same year through independent record label, Loud Era Records. Rather than specifying on one genre, Louyah’s music incorporates an eclectic mix of sounds fusing pop, rock, rap, and R&B elements.
This Friday, July 23, Louyah will headline a SOLD-OUT show at House Of Independent’s in Asbury Park, NJ.
Vaughn Lowery, founder and publisher of 360 MAGAZINE, pens poignant prose. Move Like Water × Be Fluid is a stunning memoir documenting the author’s journey from a childhood in the Detroit’s subsidized, section 8 housing to a successful career in fashion and media. The arc of this remarkable passage twists and turns in surprising ways, ensuring readers will believe in the concept that this life truly is what you make it. The text will debut as an exclusive multi-volume installation within 360 MAGAZINE and marks the inception of the brand’s foray into publishing.
This provocative coming-of-age story explores the power of branding strategy, a technique the writer developed at an early age and carried with him throughout his lifetime. Lowery, from the time he was a young child, is able to comprehend that one’s innate, individual self is their greatest commodity in life. Through the highs and lows that inform his experience, he stays true to that ideal. Lowery puts forward a raw and compelling narrative of a child, and later a man, who repeatedly picks himself up, reimagines his life, and finds innovative ways to move forward. The self-empowerment so emblematic in Lowery’s character and story promotes readers to adopt the author’s tactics in their own lives.
The influence of prominent civil rights leader Joseph Lowery, the writer’s grandfather, is prevalent in this work. A beacon for both hope and progress during the Civil Rights Movement, the legacy of Joseph Lowery weighs heavily on the narrator. This, along with his upbringing and existence as a black man in America, make Lowery both introspective and contextually aware when it comes to race. Moreover, draws parallels between the movement his grandfather championed and led, and the Black Lives Matter movement of today, exposing the failures of our system and calling for meaningful, systemic change. Both Joseph and Vaughn Lowery are members of the first intercollegiate historically African American organization Alpha Phi Alpha. Lowery simultaneously considers the work he can do, as a singular human being, to forward social justice causes in his day-to-day life and interactions with others.
In 1920, his grandmother, Agnes Christine Moore Lowery (the little girl in the blue dress, also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha), came with her grandmother to become the first black to vote in Tennessee. The kids’ book, The Big Day, depicts their journey the day she voted, now available on Amazon here.
360 Magazine is also now selling one of a kind home goods via Chairish, a curated marketplace for the best in vintage and contemporary furniture, decor and art. Check out this piece designed by 360’s founder Vaughn Lowery.
In the year 2020, which has been afflicted with an overwhelming amount of change, there has never been a timelier moment for insight from a man like Lowery. As mentioned, Lowery’s deep ties and connections to racial justice in America feels incredibly relevant, as do his thoughts on digital media, something Lowery pioneered years before COVID-19 forced the world hurriedly online. Constantly at the forefront of social change, Move Like Water × Be Fluid offers an understanding of the current moment, yet looks forward to the possibility of an evolved, cosmopolitan world. One that Lowery aspires to through all his works, including this installation and 360 MAGAZINE.
As we follow the author through grade school, high school and on through Cornell University, we collect advice from a myriad of powerful secondary characters. From all walks of life, these secondary support systems offer Lowery the push he needs to continue on striving towards something better. We watch Lowery model the work ethic of his admired older sister, gain confidence from an encouraging teacher, change the trajectory of his life due to a neighborhood mentor, and learn from the critique of a Residential Advisor. This self-help-book stands apart for never failing to appreciate the importance of an individual’s support system. Fittingly, while the book catalogues Lowery’s journey to success, it inspires and encourages readers in the same way Lowery’s community uplifted him – to take action towards a meaningful life.
Comparable titles to Move Like Water × Be Fluid include other stories of individuals who later turned to publishing their experiences in self-help books. Numerous celebrity examples include Becoming by Michelle Obama, Shoe Dog by Phil Knight, or The Path Made Clear by Oprah Winfrey. These titles, as well as Lowery’s first book, all feature introspection and explanations regarding the course of the authors’ lives.
The following descriptions outlines the chapter-by-chapter journey within Move Like Water × Be Fluid.
Chapter 1: The beginning of Lowery’s journey is marked by his complicated childhood in Detroit, distinctly connected to his sense of place and community. Financial struggles and surroundings reminiscent of the song “Gangsta’s Paradise,” as well as the author’s early experience with assault contextualize the course of Lowery’s life.
Chapter 2: A childhood mood, coupled with the realization of his intelligence, swiftly changed the direction of Lowery’s life. Following a move to New Jersey to live with his older sister, Lowery’s early experiences of racism shine a light on his passion for racial justice today. The opportunity to participate in an honored education program again changes the trajectory Lowery follows.
Chapter 3: This chapter offers insight into the ups and downs of high school, a narrative many are familiar with. Yet, Lowery’s poised observations throughout the chapter reflect his early understanding of the world.
Chapter 4: After a remarkable yet complex journey through high school, Lowery achieves the first of many dreams by gaining the chance to attend Cornell University in New York. At Cornell, he is able to expand his understanding of self and what he hopes to accomplish.
Chapter 5:Saks Fifth Avenue recruits Lowery to work in their corporate office, marking Lowery’s first foray into the world of economics and fashion. The advice he gains from mentors in the field prompts him to shift towards a career in acting and modeling, supplemented by working in the Medicare Department of U.S. Healthcare.
Chapter 6: New York, in all its hectic nature, pointed Lowery west towards California where he could further capitalize on his talents in the entertainment industry.
Chapter 7: This chapter details one of the events in Lowery’s life for which he is best known: his commercials as “Joe Boxer Guy” that overwhelmed the nation. Following ups and downs in Los Angeles, this success cemented Lowery’s understanding of his own talents as well as his ties to L.A.
Chapter 8: Following an offensive home invasion, Lowery pivots to continue embracing what life throws at him with appearances on NBC’s “Scrubs” and “America’s Next Top Model.”
Chapter 9: With plenty of capital and the space to complement his next steps, Lowery founded 360 MAGAZINE in 2008, powering through the tidal wave that was the recession all due to his own brains and the belief in his product and brand.
Chapter 10: After another painful reminder of the inadequacies of the justice system in America due to an unjust prison stay, Lowery’s comprehension of what is truly important is once again realigned. Despite his negative experiences, his magazine is able to be on the cutting edge of the Los Angeles scene.
Chapter 11: The number 360 is ubiquitous to Lowery – one embodies the other. His appreciation for both his own capabilities and expertise, as well as the ones of others, assures his magazine and brand are constantly evolving.
Chapter 12: Thinking on the future following the tragic death of a friend, Lowery is nowhere near finished and is more than ready to continue is many metamorphoses. He now exists in a space where he strives to empower others, all around the world. 360.
Additionally Vaughn has an audio book titled, “Say Uncle: The Story of Vaughn Lowery” which loosely based on his childhood. It is available for here on Amazon Music. For additional info on Vaughn Lowery visit Wikipedia and IMDb.