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Israeli Artist Eva Lanska via 360 MAGAZINE.

Eva Lanska

Live and Breathe the Film Industry: Israeli’s Star Artist Eva Lanska’s take on the Film Industry and NFT Spaces

The NFT space is a haven for art lovers and artists all over the world. Our recent conversation with the Israeli star Eva Lanska provides an intimate understanding of her experience in the NFT space and the film industry. Being an Israeli film director and artist,  she sells and promotes her work in the NFT space while also working as a film director in her Tel Aviv studio. Eva claims that film direction and art have been her passions since the age of seven, but it has taken her twenty years to realize her dream. She discusses her struggles as a female director and artist, highlighting the challenges she has faced in the industry. “Art, film, this is what we choose, these are our lives, one day the door will open and we will become who we want to be, and we will take our place,” she encourages women in the industry. Eva reveals that she does not come from an influential family of Hollywood personalities and as such, she has had to work her way into the Hollywood family.

The story behind the exceptional woman reveals the reality in Hollywood. “If you do not come from a famous Hollywood family, you have to work extra hard to get noticed in the industry…because the Hollywood inner circle is a very small, closely knit family,” Eva states. “Before getting noticed, one has to live and breathe Hollywood,” she confesses. We all admire the stunning Israeli artist for navigating the difficult path into Hollywood’s inner circle. “Talent is simply not enough, knowledge is not enough; you must become one with the community,” Eva says, possibly the most candid advice she has for people trying to make it in the entertainment industry.

The conversation quickly shifts to the NFT space and what it means to artists around the world. Eva describes the NFT space as a platform that offers artists the freedom of expression. At first, she finds it intimidating, particularly as a woman new to the platform. It becomes even more intimidating for her when she meets award-winning scholars, but she overcomes her fears and eventually establishes a reputable name in the industry. Eva also expresses her dissatisfaction with the platform’s marginalization of women, claiming that their projects often take longer to be approved or funded. “We can only go forward, never look back, and we are gonna go till we achieve,” she encourages women in the industry. “Stopping, giving up is not an option,” she adds, “we have to keep going and moving forward.”

Miami Art Week is a celebration and appreciation of the world’s best art collections, it is no surprise that Eva Lanska’s collection is featured. The NFT exhibition will display some of Eva’s large-scale sculptures and paintings, along with Michael Benisty, WhIsBe, Noah Becker, Lauren Baker, Maxim Zhestkov, and more, at the Bagatelle Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Photographic works from Lanska’s Gematria collection and The Existential Choice are featured exclusively at the NFT event. For the opening event, Eva collaborated with SmartMedia to produce a special limited edition (1000) NFT from her Gematria series called Gematria 596. She proudly describes this piece as a symbol of purity. Eva’s art is celebrated for the messages it conveys, she has previously used art to address gender equality and societal injustices. This event serves as a reminder of the powerful woman Eva Lanska is and how her art will leave a lasting impression on the world.

The Existential Choice by Eva Lanska via 360 MAGAZINE.
The Existential Choice by Eva Lanska via 360 MAGAZINE.
Reginald Cunningham: Black Pearls VIA 360 MAGAZINE

Reginald Cunningham: Black Pearls

On View During Miami Art Week and Art Basel Miami Beach

A Museum Must-See: Reginald Cunningham is a photographer and influencer whose work focuses on urban style and portraiture. His editorial/activist lens, and his images of concerts, fashion icons, performers and thought leaders are at the forefront of contemporary photography

Photography Exhibition on view now through January 22, 2023 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in South Florida

The Boca Raton Museum of Art presents the premiere of Reginald Cunningham: Black Pearls, the first-ever solo museum exhibition of Cunningham’s work, on view now through January 22nd, 2023 in South Florida.

The Museum has commissioned Cunningham, nationally acclaimed for his brand BePureBlack.com, for this new series of photographs to honor the nearby historically Black neighborhood of Pearl City, celebrated as one of the earliest and longest lasting African American neighborhoods in Florida.

“The Pearl City residents are our Museum’s closest neighbors, located only two blocks away, and we want to celebrate our neighbors with this exhibition,” says Irvin Lippman, the Executive Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. This exhibition is curated by Kelli Bodle, the Museum’s Associate Curator.

“Because there is perpetually the threat of development that would throw asunder this neighborhood, we want to tell this story through the current residents whose ancestors were the original settlers,” adds Irvin Lippman, “To accomplish this visual storytelling with this new exhibition, the Museum selected Reginald Cunningham, whose photography celebrates Black identity and is currently earning national and international acclaim. It is a rare artist whose social activism matches their artistry.”

“Through the lens of my photography I’m always trying to create affinity for and uplift Black people and the Black experience in this country,” says Reginald Cunningham.

“Being commissioned by the Boca Raton Museum of Art to photograph the residents and cultural emblems of Pearl City ─ one of the South’s most beloved and enduring Black districts ─ is an amazing experience,” adds the artist.

Investigating further the different ways that community can be defined, the images in this exhibition highlight people and landmarks. This exhibition features 24 photographs by Reginald Cunningham, and personal mementos passed down through families for more than 100 years. With the aid of Dr. Candace Cunningham of Florida Atlantic University, this exhibition also features the oral histories of both current-day Pearl City residents and the children of the original settlers that have moved to other cities. Visitors to the Museum may hear the stories in the subjects’ own words via audio and transcribed video of the interviews. Interest in Pearl City has blossomed, and residents celebrate their community’s honored past. In recognizing their own history they see a connection to the broader struggle for equal rights. To many of these residents, holding on to their land is almost sacred. 

“These works by Reginald Cunningham have now entered the Museum’s collection. This is most definitely a project born in the community, that serves to create a record for future generations,” says Lippman.

About the Artist

Reginald Cunningham (BePureBlack.com) is a Washington DC-based photographer known for his concert, fashion, and activist photography. He fully embraced the art of photography in 2017, and his works have been featured in The Washington Post, Essence, Ebony, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Take Part, and The Final Call

His passion for photography was instilled by his mother, herself a photographer for more than 30 years. During his childhood, he was often in her studio absorbing her appreciation for portraiture. He began to develop his art during the Ferguson unrest. 

“He doesn’t turn activism ‘on’ or ‘off’ with a swipe to the left or right. Instead, Reggie leads with his lens,” says Dr. Imani M. Cheers

“Through his photography, Reggie captures the complexities of communities. He sees the nuances in neighbors. He puts himself directly on the front lines to bear witness, sacrifice his safety, and tell the truth.” adds Dr. Cheers.  

His style is edgy and intimate, often forgoing smoothing and airbrushing in favor of sharper and more realistic images. He attended Lindenwood University, received a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and dual Master’s degrees in Digital & Multimedia Design and Promotional Communications. 

Reginald Cunningham: Black Pearls VIA 360 MAGAZINE
Reginald Cunningham: Black Pearls via 360 MAGAZINE

About the Boca Raton Museum of Art

Founded by artistsBoca Raton Museum of Art was established in 1950 as the Art Guild of Boca Raton. The organization has grown, now in its eighth decade, to encompass a Museum, Art School, and Sculpture Garden. As one of South Florida’s leading cultural landmarks, the Museum has provided cultural and artistic service to the community, and to many visitors from around the world, since it was founded by artists in 1950. 

Currently on view now, on the entire first floor of the Museum

The monumental world premiere of Art of the Hollywood Backdrop (through January 22).

Coming in February:

The U.S. premiere of Whitfield Lovell: Passages ‒ amfedarts.org/whitfield-lovell-passages (February 15 ‒ May 21) The six-city tour of this major exhibition kicks off at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Organized by the American Federation of Arts in collaboration with Whitfield Lovell. 

The most comprehensive exhibition to date of the contemporary artist’s masterful conté crayon drawings, assemblages, and multi-sensory installations that focus on aspects of African American history while raising universal questions about identity, memory, and America’s collective heritage.

Product Photography Tips For Beginners

In today’s digital era, product photography has never been more critical; every business out there needs a professional website and a strong online presence. With this, it’s essential to have accurate photographs of your products. How else could you possibly portray your products to your online audience?

But when it comes to getting this done, you’ll find that photography is a little more technical than you might’ve initially thought. You’ll need to consider things like lighting, angles, and even focus effects. Moreover, there’s also choosing the right equipment and photo-editing basics. 

Fortunately, even beginners can boast professional product photography skills with these valuable tips.

Use A Tripod

A tripod is essential to stand your camera. Even though you might think it’s okay to hold your camera for the image, a tripod will improve image resolution by enhancing camera stability. Even if you have steady hands, you can’t compete with the steadiness of a tripod. 

Invest In Lighting

Proper lighting is essential for professional photography results. There’s a good reason photographers use so many lights in their studios. 

To light your product photos like a real pro, keep your white light balanced by placing a small shiny trinket or colorful item like a color palette in your image field. Make sure it can be cropped out easily. This trick will ensure your camera picks up a full range of colors, meaning the light in your image will be balanced. 

And when it comes to the right kind of lighting, consider ring lights and other fluorescent bright white lights. It’s also important to use light reflectors to bounce light. 

The Backdrop

It’s wise to invest in a backdrop, and there are tons of different kinds out there. These photography tools are basically mock backgrounds used explicitly in product photography. You can also make your own. 

Nevertheless, these are important for professional images. Using a backdrop also makes it easier to remove the background when editing your photos. Otherwise, you can also use a free background remover tool.

Camera Lenses

As a beginner product photographer, it’s best not to get too creative and experimental when it comes to camera lenses; stick to regular lenses for professional results. Choosing advanced lenses like wide-angle lenses and others may have your images seemingly slightly but significantly out of proportion. 

Choose a standard lens with a focal point of about 40-60mm to ensure product proportions are portrayed perfectly. 

Be Sure To Represent True Colors

One of the most important details your images must relay is the true colors of your products. It can be tempting to play with photo filters and adjust the color settings for more vibrant images. However, this will distort product expectations, which can be damaging to your brand. 

If a customer orders a pair of lime green high heels from your e-commerce shoe retailer, it’s critical that the shoes are the exact tone of lime green as displayed on your website. 

Professional product images are fundamental whether you’re selling your products through a professional e-commerce website or extending your sales with Facebook’s marketplace. 

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Ryan Jerome × Vulkan Magazine

Ryan Jerome has officially been announced as the editor-in-chief of Vulkan Magazine, a globally-distinguished fashion/culture magazine based in Toronto that connects global fashion industries with fashion consumers across the world.  

He is a celebrated Swiss photographer who won acclaim for his photography style, which has been described as conceptual, focused, and emotional. Having always been in front of the camera, his life took a turn when he showed up camera ready on a set… and found out he was actually the photographer. Pursuing his Degree in Arts, Graphic Design at F+F Schule fur Kunst und Design, Zurich during that time, it was clear that fashion photography would become his new passion, his career. 

 Right off the bat, Jerome was taking on roles as Fashion Editor at different magazines and started shooting for Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and Elle, to name some. Talents he shot included names such as AKON, Bella Thorne, and Nicole Scherzinger, to name a few.  In 2015 he moved to Los Angeles where he had to start from scratch and worked his way up to becoming one of the hottest photographers in town. He was the creative director for INLOVE magazine, as well as VIP relations director and PR for different brands. Given Ryan Jerome has now stepped into the role of Editor-in-Chief for VULKAN Magazine, he has many plans, and is ready to shock.

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MILLENNIUM IMAGES NEWEST PHOTOGRAPHERS

CHANEL IRVINE

We are proud to showcase the work of Chanel Irvine, a new contributor. As a documentary photographer, Chanel’s practice seeks to portray the power of human initiative, connection and contribution. Inspired by the importance of constructive, solution-based journalism, she embraces visual communication that empowers readers and subjects alike. Her stories often focus on livelihoods, environments and communities that are susceptible to change based on emerging trends, development demands and environmental pressures. Aware of the multitude of sustainability issues they face, she is particularly interested in the people and organisations who are working to make a positive environmental and social impact in their communities.

Using a retrospective lens, Chanel’s more personal work similarly reflects this tension between preservation and change. With an eye for moments she deems timeless, her observations consistently focus on scenes that are reminiscent of older, simpler times, which persist seemingly unaffected by the advancements that otherwise transform the world we live in. As a result, her photographs accentuate the “ordinary” – reasserting its importance as a photographic subject and highlighting the beauty that can constantly be rediscovered in the everyday.

ALISON McCAULEY

In ‘anywhere but here’, Alison McCauley expresses the restless feeling that has haunted her throughout her life: that the place she is in isn’t where she should be, and a conviction that the next place will be better. Taken from 2008 to the present, these images—taken in various locations around the world—are a deeply personal reflection of the artist’s emotions, photography being a cathartic means of coming to terms with her constant desire to move. As someone who has always led a semi-nomadic lifestyle, McCauley seeks to explore the idea of not belonging. Though she feels like she is supposed to belong somewhere, McCauley doesn’t want to, as she recognises that it is the wonder of this belonging that is the impetus behind her work.

Devoid of geographical and temporal reference points, the images are figuratively and literally blurred to emphasise that this is not about a location or time, but rather a state of mind. For the viewer the series takes on a narrative of its own, unfolding like a dream sequence: a body submerged in water, a flurry of balloons released into the open sky, city lights streaming through a hotel room, and fleeting scenes captured from a car window. Just as she is drawn to movement, it is these liminal spaces that the artist gravitates towards – the chaos, the stillness, and the magic in between. “The work comes from reality, but it’s a reality that’s distorted by subjectivity,” says McCauley. “It’s an expression of my state of mind during these restless off-moments.”

Twelve Tips for Stress-Free Wedding Planning

The romance of getting engaged and celebrating with the people you love might get overshadowed by the process of wedding planning. Brides have to wrangle endless details and numerous vendors to pull off their big day, but you don’t have to have a frustrating experience. These are 12 of the best tips for stress-free wedding planning that you can start using the day after your proposal.

1. Gather a Team of Helpers

No one should have to start planning their wedding alone. Ask your closest friends and family members if they’re willing to help. While you’re taking calls from vendors and attending appointments, they can keep an eye out for decor craft ideas or store your supplies. Any help goes a long way in relieving stress.

2. Talk With Your Fiance

Your fiance should be part of the process from start to finish. Sit down with them to discuss what their wedding dreams look like or what’s most important for their experience. Combining your ideas is a fun way to personalize your big day and share the responsibilities.

3. Tour Wedding Venues Early

People book their wedding venue more than a year in advance, but you might not have that much time. Start touring wedding venues early so you don’t get anxious about securing your date. During each visit, consider elements like the location and parking so it’s easy for guests to find. You’ll know you’ve found the best place when it’s ideal for everyone involved.

4. Visit an Aesthetic Clinic

Part of your wedding planning stress might come from the pressure to look perfect in your bridal photos. Although you can book an incredible makeup artist and hairstylist, you should consider revamping your skin care routine now. Give yourself time to find the best solutions for your concerns by visiting an aesthetic clinic. Sitting down with a professional and discussing your skin care goals will make you feel and look better long before your walk down the aisle.

5. Create a Dress Board

There are so many details to think about when it comes to your wedding dress. You have to compare styles, fabrics, colors and fits. Streamline the process by creating a dress board with tons of pictures. You’ll spot trends in your preferences before ever stepping into a shop or trunk show.

6. Consult With Planners

Wedding planners exist to ease your nerves. They’ve been through the experience many times before and know how to handle anything that goes wrong. They even have industry connections with local vendors that could result in special discounts.

Meet with a few professional planners who have great reviews. If you ask about their included services, experience and how they can help with your specific plans, you can cut your stress and hand it permanently off to a planner.

7. Research Potential Officiants

Many brides pick their officiant based on who leads their religious services. It’s an excellent arrangement for people who have been long-standing members of a congregation, but it’s not a helpful tradition for everyone else.

Researching potential officiants right after your engagement is one of the best tips for stress-free wedding planning. You’ll have plenty of time to look at their websites and meet with them in person. Once you get a feel for their personality and what kind of ceremonies they’ve led in the past, you and your fiance will feel comfortable booking the right officiant for your wedding.

8. Schedule a Photo Shoot

Your photographer is one of the most critical parts of your wedding. They’ll capture the pictures you’ll treasure forever, so they have to be great. Schedule an engagement photo shoot or couples’ session to get a feel for a photographer’s skills. They’ll deliver a gallery that exemplifies their work so you don’t have to worry about picking someone who snaps terrible photos.

It’s also crucial to see if the photographer clicks with you and your fiance. They’ll see you during your most emotional and memorable moments. If they make you feel awkward or clash with your personality, your big day will be frustrating. Go with your gut and book a photographer who gets along with you and has a history of delivering fantastic pictures.

9. Consider a Mini-Moon

Even with all your best efforts, stress may creep up on you. If that happens, talk with your fiance about going on a mini-moon. They’re the latest wedding trend to defeat anxiety and stress through travel. It’s an excellent way to pick a romantic destination and try it out before booking your big honeymoon plans. Get away for a weekend, and you’ll travel back home with fresh ideas and renewed energy.

10. Pick Your Favorite Foods

Attending numerous catering events to sample dishes can feel exhausting. If the thought of fitting them into your busy schedule stresses you out, go with what you already love. Pick places that serve meals you enjoy so you don’t have to worry about taste-testing them. You can even contact your favorite restaurants to see if they’ll cater your wedding.

Restaurants don’t always advertise their catering abilities on their websites, but that doesn’t mean they won’t consider it. With enough time to plan for the event and a suitable deposit, your favorite restaurant could make an exception for your special day.

11. Cancel Anything Stressful

There are so many things for brides to attend while planning their weddings. You might also face some pressure to coordinate a bridal shower, wedding shower and bachelorette party. If the events fill you with dread, cancel them. Your wedding is all about what makes you happy, not about what pleases other people.

If your family members or friends really want those events to happen, they can take charge of the planning. Ask that they handle everything so you don’t have more on your plate. They’ll likely understand what you’re dealing with and make it all happen as a gift to you.

12. Choose Your Favorite Traditions

Wedding traditions are seemingly endless. They’re also sometimes a surprise. Your loved ones may have looked forward to things you aren’t even aware of, which puts pressure on you to include them. Feel free to cut them if they aren’t something you would enjoy or don’t naturally fit into your plans.

Traditions are only worth your time if they mean something to you. Bending over backward for another person’s expectations will make your wedding feel like something you have to deal with rather than something you can look forward to. Talk about your preferred traditions with your fiance to prioritize what matters for both of you.

Start Your Stress-Free Wedding Planning

Coordinating a big event isn’t easy, but there are a few ways to streamline your efforts. Use these tips for stress-free wedding planning to maintain those exciting butterflies in your stomach while counting down the days until your ceremony.

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Scott Hirsch shares in-studio performance – Dreamer

Acclaimed singer-songwriter-producer-musician Scott Hirsch has announced today’s premiere of an exclusive new live in-studio acoustic performance video of his mesmerizing new single, “Dreamer.” Directed by musician/photographer Brendan Willing James at Hirsch’s Echo Magic in Ojai, CA, “Dreamer (Live In-Studio Acoustic Performance)” is streaming now via YouTube here. The official single version of “Dreamer” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services here.

“Dreamer” heralds the upcoming release of Hirsch’s eagerly awaited new album, WINDLESS DAY, due via Echo Magic Records with Soundly Music on Friday, October 8; pre-saves and exclusive vinyl pre-orders are available now here. A duet of sorts, “Dreamer” sees Hirsch exploring a deep well of emotion and sound joined by singer-songwriter Kelly McFarling, both accompanied on the new performance video by musicians Daniel Wright and Mikael Jorgensen.

WINDLESS DAY also includes the recently released singles, “Much Too Late” and “Spirit True,” both available now at all digital platforms. The latter track was met by praise from such influential outlets as Raven Sings The Blues, which wrote, “’Spirit True’ sees Hirsch return to the JJ Cale cool that he’s wrangled in the past, shuffling into view on dive bar dancefloor drums, an afternoon sunset of sax, and Scott’s smoke ring sigh in the vocals. This one is a perfect after-work comedown that feels as refreshing as a cold drink on a hot day.”

A founding member of such groundbreaking bands as Hiss Golden Messenger and The Court & Spark, Scott Hirsch has spent much of the past half-decade gradually growing an acclaimed solo canon, staking his own visionary, deeply personal approach towards traditional American studio craft and songwriting. Hailed by the Chicago Reader as “an album of kaleidoscopic range and beauty that encompasses his varied interests,” 2016’s BLUE RIDER SONGS prompted Pitchfork to enthuse, “It’s taken a long time for (Hirsch) to let out his voice – a cool, soulful thing filled with deep reverence for his source material, if some cynicism about the myths it’s spun, on BLUE RIDER SONGS, Hirsch debunks the idea that redemption is ever a cakewalk, and finds something more truthful and lasting in the pursuit of accepting responsibility.”

Hirsch followed up two years later with LOST TIME BEHIND THE MOON, praised by Sungenre as “a genre-defying blend of all things Americana, showcasing Hirsch’s innate songwriting ability, a mixture of country, blues, folk-rock and psychedelic which come together to create something wholly different from the separate parts. It is moving and contemplative, bold and adventurous, whilst also delicate and sensitive.” LOST TIME BEHIND THE MOON “answers the question of what we might have gotten if Lou Reed had headed for Tulsa instead of Long Island when he bolted from the Velvet Underground,” declared MAGNET, while Pitchfork wrote, “There’s a new confidence here; These songs suggest that Hirsch has reached a destination, at least with his music: that he has arrived at a place where he is able to harness these sounds and allusions to convey the particulars of his wanderlust.” “LOST TIME INSIDE THE MOON bristles and broods,” raved Raven Sings The Blues, “and in the end is a salve and solace to lost souls – Hirsch’s vision of country elegance and barbiturate boogie hangs heavy on the diaphragm, groovin’ and singin’ in the same breath.”

Hirsch continues to work closely with Hiss Golden Messenger as a multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, and most recently, mixer on this year’s acclaimed QUIETLY BLOWING IT. The founder of Ojai, CA-based studio and sound design firm, Echo Magic, Hirsch received a 2015 GRAMMY Award nomination for his work as engineer and mixer on folk music legend Alice Gerrard’s FOLLOW THE MUSIC. Other recent credits include collaborations with like-minded artists including Mikael Jorgensen, Orpheo McCord, Daniel Rossen, and William Tyler, the latter of whom recently wrote of Hirsch’s journey to WINDLESS DAY, “To the wandering soul, the promise of travel, the motion of the road, and necessary transience instills a love of the novel experience and fortifies the restless spirit. But when travel is no longer possible, when ‘the road’ becomes the familiar paths around your town and home, is there the time and space to create a new kind of journey? When else would we go inward, by choice or practice, then when the world shuts down around us and we are left with the thoughts and melodies in our heads?”

Scott Hirsch

WINDLESS DAY

(Echo Magic Records)

Release Date: Friday, October 8

Pre-Order Here

Tracklist

  1. Spirit True
  2. Much Too Late
  3. Dreamer
  4. Big Passenger
  5. Redstone
  6. Night People
  7. The Price of Gold
  8. Wolves
  9. Drummer of Shiloh
  10. Love Is Long
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Candy Pop × Cookie Pop Launches Initiative w/ Jim Beam in Miami

@EatSnackPop and Jim Beam hosted a collaborative Happy Hour event with special libations, snacks and desserts featuring Snack Pop, America’s favorite cookie and candy coated popcorn in signature flavors Oreo Cookie Pop with real OREO pieces and Candy Pop with real M&Ms Minis candy pieces to celebrate their launch into Publix stores across Florida, starting with Miami. .

The event was hosted by @Lifestyle_Miami and featured DJ music by Ryan Kenney. Held in Miami at American Social in Brickell, overlooking the intercoastal waterway, on August 5th, 2021. Guests such as The Snaxpert, Miami food bloggers like Miami Food Porn and Brady Ervin, industry VIPs, and media attended the two-hour fete highlighting the two popular popcorn flavors, with specialty cocktail creations and food items created by American Social in partnership with Jim Beam’s mixology team incorporating the popcorn.

As part of the brand’s ongoing “Snackgiving” initiative, a portion of proceeds from all sales of Snack Pop varieties also benefit the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.

Speciality Menu Items at the happy hour included:

  • Sweet & Spicy Bacon (Thick cut bacon, cayenne Caramel, Topped with Candy Pop M&Ms Minis)
  • Cookies & Cream Bread Pudding (Featuring Oreo Cookie Pop, Vanilla Bean Fondant and Whipped Cream)
  • Plus: Hummus Platters, Chipotle Ribs, Tuna Poke Nachos and Goat Cheese Croquettes

Specialty Cocktail Items at the happy hour included:

  • Cookies & Cream Iced Coffee (Jim Beam White, Kahlua, Espresso, Oreo Cookie Milk, Whipped Cream and Cookie Pop with OREO)
  • M&Ms Popcorn Old Fashioned (Jim Beam Black, Chocolate Butters, Popcon syrup, Candy Pop M&Ms Minis)
  • Frozen Orange Creamsicle (Jim Beam Orange, Coco Lopez, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Whipped Cream)
  • Jim Beam Highball (Jim Beam Orange, Q Soda, JB Black, JB White)

The Publix celebratory launch events with Jim Beam and Snack Pop will continue next in Tampa and then Orlando at American Social in both respective cities on August 12th and 19th.

Snack Pop, the quickly growing popcorn brand, which first launched nationwide in 2018 and is available in retailers across the country, continues to introduce flavor expansions each season, is both low calorie and features Non GMO corn, continues to gain notoriety as the favorite popcorn of Hollywood, with fans such as Ryan Seacrest, Cardi B, Lil Yachty, Jordan Kimbell, Dane Cook, Sean Penn, Ashley Greene, Lance Bass, Joey King, Kate Bosworth, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Jerry O’Connell, David Arquette, Peter Facinelli, Alexander Ludwig, Wilson Cruz, and much much more.

World Red Eye Photographed the event.

Divorce and marriage illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 MAGAZINE

Wedding Must-Haves

Happy wedding season! Let’s look into some marital must-haves to make your special day perfect.

  • DJ/Band

This is an absolute must-have, of course. Music plays such an important role in having a romantic, enjoyable, and memorable celebration. Finding a DJ isn’t super hard, and their services can vary in price. A band, on the other hand, can be a little more difficult. However, bands provide a different atmosphere to add to the day that the guests can look forward to.  Music keeps things lively and energetic, and is sure to get everyone dancing.

  • Barda

Whether guests pay for drinks or you provide an open tab, having a bar is very necessary. Having both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for guests during the reception is a great party idea.

  • Photographer/Videographer

Photographers have always been a necessity for weddings. They capture beautiful moments to always look back on to remember the wonderful day. Something that this generation has made more popular for weddings is videographers. Personally, looking back at videos is one of the best ways to relive a memory. Videographers not only film, but also put together a romantic short films to re-watch the most precious moments.

  • All You Can Eat Appetizers

Who wants to celebrate when everyone is hangry? Having consistent appetizers is so important to keep guests happy. Sometimes, people don’t love sitting down for a huge meal–especially when drinking and dancing. Having small bites will keep everyone happy.

  • A Playlist

Make sure you have an idea of what songs you do and don’t want to play. Don’t stress about it on the day of!

  • Wedding Direction Signs

Not every wedding needs direction signs, and honestly, sometimes guests don’t even bother looking. However, providing directions to parking, restrooms, reception, food, ceremony and other wedding venue locations could be beneficial for guests.

  • Wedding Menu

If you choose to have a buffet or serve the same meal to every guest, the wedding menu is not needed. However, wedding menus can be beneficial and guests will appreciate having dish options.

  • Sparklers

Sparklers are usually used for the bride and groom’s grand exit. They add a beautiful and spectacular touch to moments, photos and videos.

  • Plan For Inclement Weather

If the wedding is planned for outdoors, it’s always important to think of a plan B, just in case the weather changes. Coming up with a backup plan will save you the stress.

  • Just Relax

Forgetting about materialistic things for a moment. Remember to enjoy every step of the wedding planning journey and your special day. Everything happens for a reason and will fall into place, no matter how stressful it seems at the time.

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GODFORD — “CALIFORNIA, PT. I”

Today, France’s enigmatic tastemaker Godford returns to airwaves with a brand new composition, “California, Pt. I,” on Pack Records. You can listen to the new work HERE.

Taking his expressive ethos to new places, the producer transforms California from a dot on a map to a conceptual place of solace where he is able to process his thoughts. This concept is communicated throughout each layer of “California, Pt. I;” its dewy synth-work and soft vocals envelop listeners in warmth, while progressions in a minor key add a hint of nostalgia to the finished product.

“California for me is an abstract place in my head; more like a mental ‘El Dorado’ where I can manage my emotions, and where I feel safe with myself.” —Godford

Further elevating the single is well known magazine photographer and veteran Montblanc, Nike and Longchamp collaborator Felix Dol Maillot, who forged a bespoke music video that emulates the emotions expressed in “California, Pt. I.”

Godford’s core value of transcending ego in modern artistry stands strong. By remaining anonymous, he allows the listeners to create their own interpretations of his work based on emotions elicited within each production. Writing sessions split between the quaint French countryside and the bustling city life of Paris bolster his ability to draw upon a range of emotions, which are translated into song.

This methodology proved resonant on a global scale; Godford’s debut album, Non Binary Place (2020), earned widespread recognition among pop and electronic aficionados alike and lead to a steadfast fanbase around the project. Forbes, FADER, Complex and more offered their praise upon its release. He now prepares to bring his music to a live setting, with a hallowed slot at Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris this November.

Despite a fractured world and continued unrest, “California, Pt. I” offers its audience a chance to reconnect on the sonic plane—and once again harkens to a time where all could share the embrace of the rave.