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The Love Guide

With winter arriving and Valentine’s Day coming, it’s time to start thinking about what to get that special someone. Finding the perfect gift can be difficult, and 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 significant other.  

Stone+Lain 

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.

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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.

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G-Shock Burning Red Series

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:

  • Shock Resistance
  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”  

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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.

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Fresh Peaches

Be prepared when nature strikes with Fresh Peaches

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.

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ADAMVS Wines

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.

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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
  • vinyl
  • window boxed
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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.
  • Black/Black (GY0933): Understated, stealth execution.

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.

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ChopBox

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:

  • Steakhouse Sliders
  • 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.

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PatPat.com

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. 

For Babies:

  • 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.
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See your partner clearer this Valentine’s Day 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 fun options for a unique gift for your husband, wife, or partner for this Valentine’s Day to have them realize how amazing you are!

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. 

Big Shake’s

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.

Blundstone Boots

With Valentine’s Day 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.

Allison Christensen illustrates a watch for 360 Magazine

Romantic restaurants in the Big Apple 

Do you want to take a special person out for dinner and look for an exquisite place? There are nights where you just want to grab food to eat or order something simple. On other nights – like when you are taking someone on a date, celebrating a special occasion like your anniversary, or just planning a surprise – we all need to go out for that. Here’s a guide for the best food hotspots when it comes to inspiration, romance and dining. These will guarantee an unforgettable night you won’t forget so fast!

Gage & Tollner is known as one of Brooklyn’s most iconic and beautiful places in the roaring 20s. Twirl through the revolving door along with the gilded and old-school dining room. On the left, there is a stylish bar with heavy wood and lilting marble. Straight on, circular tables, crimson velveteen booths, and a music box. The atmosphere is plush and cosy suffused with hues in golden tones.

The menu looks classy and promising with a diverse collection of raw bar dishes, seafood, steak, and chops. The desserts also fit perfectly with the whole menu. You will find classics like apple pie, tarts, cheesecake, and malted milk and dark chocolate torte also baked Alaska on it. It’s recommended to make reservations in advance. This restaurant is unique and speaks for itself. Let’s get back to the golden 20s! It’s a vibe.

Another one is the Italian cuisine restaurant Marea which is located near Central Park South. The cuisine is specialized in fish and shellfish. It’s all about the preparation and quality of ingredients. There are not many restaurants in New York that offer Crudo, which is raw fish with some seasoning and condiments, similar to tartare. The exclusive restaurant is known for its wild and adventurous combinations with burrata cheese. The mix of seafood and cheese is normally forbidden and called “an unorthodox marriage” but in this case, it’s an inspiration and a bold move. Michael White, who is not only the owner and head chef of the Altamarea Group and other fancy restaurants, has proved himself a long time ago as one of the top talents with pasta dishes, standing out with unusual combinations and shapes. His focused seafood collection at Marea is the highlight of the meal. The dish Sedadini is just one example of it – Rigatoni with cod-chowder sauce, smoked cod, speck, and potatoes. White combines tradition with creative accents. The pasta is original and traditional, the seafood is a creative and special composition.

Looking at the desserts you can also see that it is kept classic but also eccentric. The usual Panna Cotta is modified in green apple, cinnamon gelato, and candied oats.

Visiting this restaurant will let you have memorable moments with their outstanding concept!

Exquisite, eccentric, and experimental are all adjectives that describe dinner at the Intersect NYC. The restaurant is in the Meatpacking District of New York. Intersect by Lexus is a delicious and dynamic encounter hosted in tech-forward cities. At the Intersect there is a restaurant, lounge, and event space. The atmosphere is modern and decadent. Something that stands out in the interior design is the accent wall which was designed by Japanese interior designer Masamichi Katayama. Also, there are private dining rooms for special occasions like weddings or corporate gatherings. Intersect by Lexus is a special place for people to be inspired, entertained, and educated.

The kitchen changes the dishes every six months. The intention of the new menus is to challenge and captivate visitors. Nickolas Martinez, the Executive chef, established his culinary style through French techniques and Midwestern roots. His motto is to stay true to the Lexus lifestyle by creating a feeling of home and a special dining experience.

The menu at intersect NYC is a mix of European and Midwestern cuisine.

Other locations of the Intersect by Lexus are in Tokyo and Dubai. Dubai is a city of entertainment as well. What many people don’t know is that there are no casinos in Dubai and that they are strictly prohibited. Alternatives you can find on websites such as arabianbetting where users can play games like poker. The provider offers different variants of the game as well as bonuses to enjoy. When it comes to online platforms, players are welcomed to use international websites. These don’t have offices in Arabic countries, so there’s no risk of breaking any laws. It is secure and safe. The location in Dubai fits perfectly for Intersect since the city is well-advanced in technologies and modernity. The menu is different from the one in New York and offers a wide range of crafted dishes. Offering brunch on Fridays and live music gives the atmosphere a laid-back and stylish setting. However, Intersect is a great concept that has a lot to offer in these three cities. They are all different but share the same idea and vision.

New York City is known for being a romantic and culinary city with the best restaurants, not only shown in movies but also all over the internet. It’s the most diverse and competitive city in the world. Whether you want a Michelin star menu, comfort food, or the best slice of pizza in the city, in New York you can find everything! The fact is that the best food places are shared with a special person.

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Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules

From Hollywood luxury to country chic, E! rounds up eight celebrity offspring for the ride of their lives on a working ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Throughout the season, the cast finds themselves in fish-out-of-water situations and hilarious misadventures as they work to restore and reopen Saddleback Ranch to the public after a year of shutdown and loss due to the pandemic. Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules premieres Wednesday, January 12 from 9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes. A special sneak peek of the premiere episode will air on Tuesday, December 7 at 11:00pm ET/PT immediately following the People’s Choice Awards on E!.   

Known for their celebrity parents, the cast is trading in designer labels for chaps and cowboy boots as they set out to prove that they are more than just their famous last names. Throughout their 30-day stay, the ranch owners task them with all the outrageous, messy, and challenging jobs that come with working on a ranch. As they navigate their unfamiliar, and often uncomfortable, living situation, the group connects over their shared, unique experiences growing up with famous parents. As some bond and others butt heads, it doesn’t take long for drama and hookups to heat up the bunkhouse. Throughout long, exhausting days of hard labor, the crew wonders who will sink or swim as they race to reach the enormous goal of reopening beautiful Saddleback Ranch to the public.  

Meet the Cast  

Daughter of rock icons Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Hana Giraldo, is also a musician and entertainer. Hana makes it known that her thick skin is tough to scratch. She will always stick up for herself, no matter the cost. On the heels of a recent breakup, Hana is single and ready to mingle on the ranch.  

As a second-generation professional wrestler, Austin Gunn must work twice as hard to impress his dad, Wrestling Hall of Famer Billy Gunn. Austin loves to be at the center of the action on the ranch and doesn’t mind calling out those who aren’t pulling their weight. Open to love, Austin finds himself in the middle of a new romance with a fellow ranch hand.  

Taylor “Tay” Hasselhoff, daughter of Hollywood beach hunk David Hasselhoff, is a self-proclaimed “daddy’s girl.” Tay, a luxury real estate agent, is impossibly down to earth and has a hard time tolerating any pettiness in the group. As an optimist and huge animal lover, Tay is ready to try her best at whatever is required on the ranch.  

Jasmin Lawrence is the daughter of famous actor and comedian Martin Lawrence and stepdaughter of three-time Super Bowl Champion and NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith. As the oldest of seven kids, Jasmin usually falls into a motherly role with friends. Though she’s the first to admit she’s had a charmed life, she’s ready to roll up her sleeves and face new challenges. 

Model and DJ Myles O’Neal is the son of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal and reality matriarch Shaunie O’Neal. With a big personality like his dad, Myles and his infectious smile stand out in the group. He is excited to see who will be living on the ranch with him. Though he’s not used to sharing such close quarters with other people, he’s looking forward to moving outside his comfort zone.  

Son of Grammy-Award-winning musician and actor Ray Parker Jr., Redmond Parker is ready to saddle up and take on the ranch. As a serial entrepreneur, Redmond is no stranger to hard work and determination, but the rigid schedule of ranch life may prove more challenging.  

Harry James Thornton, son of Academy Award winning actor Billy Bob Thornton, is a prop master in LA. Harry admits that he’s had trouble connecting with people in the past, so he’s hopeful that this experience will lead to some lasting friendships.  

As the daughter of hip-hop legend and pioneer rapper Eazy-E, Ebie is now carving her own path as a rising musician and performer in LA. She has a rocky start on the ranch and tends to be squeamish around some of the messier tasks, but she’s hopeful that the life-changing challenges along the way will make her stronger than ever.  

Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules is produced by Fremantle with Kevin Lee, Justin Berfield, Jason Felts, Joe Simpson and Angela Rae Berg serving as executive producers. 

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Camila Cabello × Myke Towers × Tainy – Oh Na Na

Off the heels of her latest release, “Don’t Go Yet,” three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multi-platinum, and chart-topping singer/songwriter Camila Cabello partners up with platinum selling superstar Myke Towers and critically acclaimed top Producer/Artist Tainy on her new song, “Oh Na Na,” a high energy bilingual song that mixes English and Spanish. Listen to the collaboration HERE! The song was written by Tainy, Camila Cabello, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Savan Kotecha, Alejandro Borrero, Ivanni Rodríguez, Myke Towers and Rickard Goranssonand was produced by Tainy/ NEON16. 

About Camila Cabello

Multi Grammy nominated Cuban born singer/songwriter Camila Cabello (Epic Records) released her debut solo album, CAMILA in January 2018 to rave reviews. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart at the same time as her single “Havana” Reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making Camila the first solo artist in nearly 15 years to reach the #1 spot on the Hot 100, Billboard 200 and Artist 100 charts in the same week. Camila also became the #1 artist on global Spotify. She took home awards for Artist of the Year and Video of the Year for said hit at the 2018 Video Music Awards. At the end of 2018, Camila was nominated for two Grammys for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards including “Best Pop Vocal Album” for her album, CAMILA, and “Best Pop Solo Performance” for “Havana” (Live). Beginning her official solo career after four years in Fifth Harmony, Camila released her RIAA 9x platinum smash hit “Havana,” in August 2017 where it obtained the #1 spot on the pop radio chart, marking her second top 40 #1 as a solo artist. “Havana” became the most streamed song of all time by a female artist and was the number one song of 2018 globally. Her triple-platinum single “Never Be The Same,” was released in January 2018 and peaked in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Camila became the first artist in history to have two multi-format number one singles as the first two singles from their debut album.  Camila had previously earned a chart-topping smash with her double platinum-certified hit “Bad Things” with MGK which generated over 400 million on-demand streams. 

Camila released the global smash single “Señorita,” with Shawn Mendes in June 2019, it debuted at #1 on iTunes worldwide and broke Spotify’s record for the biggest debut from a male/female duet in its history. “Señorita” was the most streamed song of any song released globally on Spotify in 2019 and was nominated in the category of “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. In December 2019, Camila released her sophomore studio album, ROMANCE, which is certified platinum. At the 62nd Grammy Awards, Camila gave a stunning performance of her track, “First Man,” where she sang directly to her father in the crowd. Camila is the first female artist since Adele to triple up atop Billboard’s Hot 100, Billboard 200 & Artist 100 charts. Maintaining her momentum, “My Oh My” reached #1 at Pop Radio in 2020, becoming her 5th total number one as a solo artist following the success of “Señorita” the prior year. Camila is also an ambassador for Save the Children. In August of 2021, Camila released her new single “Don’t Go Yet” from her highly anticipated upcoming album, Familia. In September 2021, she made her acting debut starring in CINDERELLA. The film is directed by Kay Cannon and produced by James Corden and Leo Pearlman. 

 

In 2020, Camila, along with Movement Voter Fund, launched the Healing Justice Project, which provides direct grant funding for culturally relevant mental health and wellness resources to youth activists and grassroots organizations working at the intersection of racial and economic justice, electoral organizing and other movements that work towards bettering and moving this country forward. 

About Tainy

Leading a new wave of Latin music and culture for over a decade, famed producer and artist Tainy is the mastermind behind some of music’s most iconic hits. A four-time GRAMMY© nominee, three-time Latin GRAMMY©, and multiple BMI Award Winner, Tainy has been churning out career-defining hits for artists as well as his own, including Daddy Yankee, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Rosalia, Lauren Jauregui, Zion & Lennox, Anuel, Ozuna, Don Omar, Wisin & Yandel, Kali Uchis, Rauw Alejandro, Jhay Cortez and more. In 2019, Tainy made his artist debut reaching the top charts with hit singles: “I Can’t Get Enough,” ”Adicto,” ”Callaita,” #1 Latin Pop and Airplay single “Agua” and GRAMMY® nominated “Un Dia (One Day).” In 2021, Tainy continued pushing the culture forward on a global scale executive producing, Selena Gomez’ first full Spanish language body of work “Revelacion,” “Sunbathe” alongside Miguel, and Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez’ “Dakiti,” which went No. 1 globally. In addition, Tainy continues to break records as the only producer to ever sit at the #1 spot on the Billboard charts for 102 weeks.  His latest two hit releases pack massive star power; “Summer Of Love” with Shawn Mendes and “Lo Siento BB:/” featuring Bad Bunny and Julieta Venegas.  

About Myke Towers

With Latin music’s global notoriety and top of charts take over, critically acclaimed lyricist and  multiple Latin GRAMMY®-nominated rapper-songwriter Myke Towers is one of today’s hottest and most sought after artists. The Puerto Rican native is one of Spotify’s top ten most streamed Latin artists and has accrued over 2.3 BILLION  streams. Sitting on 41 charting tracks this year, Myke is one of the most in-demand rappers in the movement. Earlier this year, Myke signed and his label Whiteworld Music signed a GLOBAL distribution deal with Warner Records  and Warner Latina. His Last album, LYKE MYKE, released in March of this year has been highly praised and deemed within best albums of 2021 by Billboard, Spin, Rolling Stone, Complex and more. This followed his 2020 critically acclaimed sophomore album Easy Money Baby, which debuted at number 1 and has garnered over a billion streams combined alongside being certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA. Certifications also include “La Playa” (5x Platinum), “Diosa” (3x Platinum), “La Playa Remix” (1x Platinum), “Si Se Da” (10x Platinum), “Si Se Da Remix” (7x Platinum) and “Girl” (4x Platinum). His next album, MICHAEL, is slated for release in January, 2022.

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Desenio AW21 Collection

Interior design group, Desenio, has launched four trend collections for autumn and winter this year, AW21. Each collection has a distinct color scheme and vibe, so no matter your taste, there is a fit for everyone. Easily match prints together to create a beautiful gallery wall and find your favorites in all of their palettes.

WOODLAND RETREAT

The Woodland Retreat trend invites you to imagine taking time to experience the purity of nature. Walk through dewy forests filled with birdsong, breathe in the cool, pure air, and take time for yourself.

“Sustainability and natural materials continue to be a huge trend in interior design. The Woodland Retreat trend ties together rustic elegance with an eco-friendly approach to design,” says Annica Wallin, Executive Creative Director at Desenio.

If you feel at your calmest when surrounded by nature, this is the trend for you. Complete the look by adding luscious plants and cozy textures to a room that features the Woodland Retreat collection of wall art.

CLASSIC CONTRASTS

The Classic Contrasts trend is all about juxtaposing shapes and textures for the ultimate elegant touch. Mix soft beige shades with defining darker tones for a balanced, classic finish.

“The Classic Contrasts collection hones into one of the key interior trends we’re seeing for AW21. Timeless elegance takes a modern twist to bring about a refreshing take on the monochromatic look,” says Annica Wallin.

If you’re someone who prefers to choose statement pieces rather than gravitate towards the latest styles, the Classic Contrasts collection is the perfect choice. After choosing your favorite prints, add the  monochromatic accessories to your home to achieve a sophisticated look.

ROMANTIC REBELLION

The Romantic Rebellion collection enables you to bring your personality to life in your home by choosing art that’s as bold as you are. Whether you want to create a beautiful thematic experience in your dining room or add radiant pinks to your bedroom, it’s time to get creative and reimagine your walls.

“The Romantic Rebellion trend is a chance to embrace glamour and opulence within your interiors. Baroque imagery is remixed with a modern and edgy twist to create a playful vibe,” says Annica Wallin.

The Romantic Rebellion collection is the choice for you if you want to make your home feel glamorous and feminine with a hint of edginess. Pinks, purples, and hints of gold is the way to embrace this to its fullest. Alternatively, you can go for a more pared-back look by choosing prints as statement pieces in a more minimalistic room.

SOFT MOMENTS

The Soft Moments trend is about breathing into the present and resetting your space with warm tones and relaxing neutral prints. Sink into soft blankets with a hot drink and a good book because the world can wait.

“The Soft Moments trend collection celebrates elegance and serenity through a curated and clean nordic style with a Japanese touch. Natural browns and shadow grays come together to create a comforting, natural, and modern space where one can be at peace,” says Annica Wallin.

Choose the Soft Moments collection if you crave a calming space to retreat to after a hectic day. The quotation prints from get you in the right headspace and you can style your room with neutrally-toned accessories for the ultimate zen.

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White Villas Reopens in Turks & Caicos

The Turks and Caicos Islands have always been synonymous with luxury, relaxation, and adventure. And now they are also one of the few places in the Caribbean that have received a designation of Alert Level 1 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the lowest possible Covid-19 risk level. The wish list vacation destination is eager to welcome guests back to experience their trademark white-sand beaches and azure blue waters, free from pandemic anxieties.

With 65 percent of the destination’s population having received at least one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and 55 percent of the adult population being fully vaccinated, Turks and Caicos can proudly say that it is one of the most inoculated countries in the world. This is welcome news for the team behind White Villas, the collection of private villas with an all-inclusive style experience. 

“The desire for decompression, family connection, and new experiences is stronger than ever. Travel is on everyone’s mind,” says Simon Hénault, owner of White Villas. “We’re thrilled that Turks and Caicos islands are considered a CDC Level 1 destination, one of the very few in the Caribbean.”

White Villas is the ideal option for travelers who want to ease their way back into simple, safe, and stress-free travel. In addition to full kitchens and private pools, guests have direct access to car rentals and boat excursions, private chef services, spa treatments, an outdoor movie theater and gym, and a long list of outdoor adventure activities. Visitors get the comfort, privacy, and warmth of staying with close friends and family, with all-inclusive simplicity and high-end amenities.

 The White Villas team ensures that friends, couples, and families all have a safe, unique, and nurtured return to travel experience.

For more information on the CDC’s Travel Health Notices, please visit cdc.gov

For more information on White Villas, please visit whitevillas.net.

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Laine Hardy Performs Memorize You on The Bachelorette

Laine Hardy performed Memorize You on ABC’s hit romance reality series, The Bachelorette, and received stellar reviews.

Rising country star Laine Hardy performed his latest hit, Memorize You, on ABC’s The Bachelorette this Monday The episode featured the romantic performance for the newest Bachelorette, Katie Thurston and her lucky date, Blake. Filmed in New Mexico, fans can catch Laine’s Memorize You performance now at Bachelor Nation on ABC’s YouTube page.

Not only did audiences love this moment, but the music also worked its magic on the Bachelorette herself who spent the song dancing and kissing her date. The lyrics were especially fitting for her romantic journey, with stanzas like “I know we just met but you’ve been in my head like a song from last night” or “I wanna know your heart by heart and your kiss by kiss.”

ABOUT LAINE HARDY

A native of Livingston, Louisiana, Laine Hardy was six when he picked up his first guitar and later joined his brother playing in local clubs and bars for upwards of six hours a night, inspired by artists ranging from Luke Combs and Elvis Presley to Marc Broussard. After winning American Idol in 2019, Laine focused on songwriting and touring, headlining shows in Denver, Indianapolis, Sacramento, Minneapolis, Lexington, and more. Laine’s 2020 Ground I Grew Up On virtual tour, made 20-plus online stops to date, with views at 2 Million and counting. Catch Laine as he hits the road with the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Kicking off on July 22, Laine will headline shows coast to coast spanning the fall. Tickets for The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour featuring Laine Hardy are on sale now.

On May 14, 2021, Laine released feel-good summertime track and video, Memorize You, written by Michael Tyler, Eric Arjes, and Steven Dale Jones, and produced by Michael Knox (Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett).

While Louisiana is home, Nashville is where he is destined to be.  There, he met his producer Michael Knox and the pair went to work on Laine’s 2020 music releases including his single Tiny Town (Michael Tyler), and tracks Ground I Grew Up On (Brandon Kinney, Josh Thompson, Brett Beavers), Let There Be Country (Jason Afable, Steve Moakler, Tim Nichols), and Other LA (Laine Hardy, Andy Sheridan, Erik Dylan and Dan Isbell) on Buena Vista Records/Industrial Media’s 19 Recordings. The songs, which earned Laine a Taste of Country RISER designation, tell the stories of Laine’s childhood on the bayou where on an average day you’ll find him fishing, riding his four-wheeler, spending time with his family, dogs, and feasting on jambalaya or his grandmother’s traditional Korean kimchi.   

ABOUT THE BACHELORETTE

On ABC’s hit primetime reality series “The Bachelorette,” one lucky woman is offered the chance to find true love. An eligible Bachelorette embarks on a romantic journey, getting to know a number of handsome men, gradually narrowing the field as she continues her search for her soul mate. At the end of this romantic voyage, if she has found the one, will there be a proposal – and will she say yes? That’s the question this year for Katie Thurston, who was serenaded by Laine Hardy on one of her many dates of this adventure.

After appearing in the landmark 25th season of The Bachelorette, Katie Thurston emerged as a leading voice, who repeatedly stood up against bullying and negativity in the house; and women all over America applauded her for speaking up for what she believes. The 30-year-old Washington native became an instant fan favorite for her memorable arrival on night one. Unapologetically herself, Katie is adventurous, daring, and ready for a man with whom she can build a life. A marketing manager with an innate social media savvy and humorous outlook on life, she is a witty storyteller who wants a man that will laugh along with her and is ready to step into the spotlight for her own love story to be told. Memorize You is a perfect anthem for this journey.

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12AM × Jutes – Ski Mask

Prolific storyteller 12AM has enlisted Canadian R&B artist Jutes for his latest single “Ski Mask” out now via Sony Music Canada.

The hard-hitting track encompasses infectiously melodic vocals escorted by 12AM’s ability to captivate audiences with his storytelling prowess. With lyrics outlining love and what can be put on the line to keep it, “Ski Mask” is one of many chapters to come.

“Me and Jutes have been wanting to put out a song for so long together but we had to have the right one.. we made a couple records here and there but once I freestyled the hook for ‘Ski Mask’ we both knew this was the one. He laid his verse down and bodied it and it made me step my game up on my verse,” explains 12AM.

“Ski Mask” arrives as a follow up to “come over” and “Voices” whose success resulted in early rotation on Apple Radio 1, premieres with Travis Mills and media coverage from cultural tastemaker Lyrical Lemonade, among others. Adding to mainstream radio and media coverage, praise for upcoming releases can be seen on social media from artists such as Travis Barker, Tyla Yaweh, and Elijah Woods.

Los Angeles-based, Ottawa native Matthew Dubois, better known as 12AM, is an emerging alternative R&B singer stemming from the ever-expanding Canadian music scene. Earning love from streaming platforms and radio alike, 12AM’s releases have landed consistent debuts on new music playlists in the US and Canada, garnering early support in rotation on Apple Music 1 Radio which led to premieres with Travis Mills for “love dies” and “come over.” Notably 12AM boasts over 15 million streams with 6 million of those branching from viral tracks: “Voices” and “come over.”

No stranger to media coverage and acclaim from tastemakers, praise can be seen coming from industry key players such as Lyrical Lemonade who said “12AM has been having a massive year without being able to tour, the Canadian [and LA-based] artist has an innate ability to craft big choruses which is why more and more artists are tapping in to use his melodic talents.”

A prolific storyteller, 12AM consistently writes for other artists as well as himself. 12AM can be seen frequently working with Elijah Woods and Omer Fedi (Kid Laroi “Without You”), (24kGoldn & Iann Dior “Mood”) and (Lil Nas X “Montero”) also regularly working with producers Midi Jones, Bizness Boi, and NGHT NGHT. Apart from writing and making music, 12AM has an extensive touring background, in his most recent run touring North America with Souly Had, 12AM completed over 30 show dates on a single tour amassing sold out venues in Salt Lake City and Toronto. Touring accolades include dates with Internet Money, Iann Dior, Jez Dior, 24kGoldn, Jutes, and Trevor Daniel. A one-of-a-kind artist, 12AM’s passion and pain shine through his music-making and unique narrative ability.

With highly anticipated upcoming releases with Travis Barker, Jutes, and Pyrex, paired with the heavy hitting management team of Tes Siyoum (Tyla Yaweh) and Alec Strasmore (ex-Post Malone), 12AM is creating the pathway for a summer 2021 takeover. 12AM’s repertoire is only at its inception, the future looks incredibly bright for the multifaceted and highly talented singer.

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Clairo – Blouse

Clairo revealed her new single, “Blouse,” as well as the news of her forthcoming sophomore studio album, Sling, will see its global release on July 16th via FADER Label/Republic Records.

Written and recorded in up-state New York at Allaire Studios, Sling was co-produced by Clairo and Golden Globe/GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Jack Antonoff and was announced last night following Clairo’s live performance of “Blouse” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The American singer-songwriter also shared the album artwork along with the announcement that in addition to FADER Label, she has since signed a worldwide deal with esteemed label giants Republic Records.

Praised for her diary-worthy stories earmarked by her devilishly sharp commentary and angelically intimate vocals. The singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer has quietly threaded these stories into the fabric of popular culture since she first surfaced as a phenomenon out of her dorm bedroom. Following the success of her 2018 debut, Diary 001 EP, Clairo unveiled her 2019 full-length debut album, Immunity. The now 22-year-old received critical acclaim from the likes of Billboard, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NME, NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and more. 

Beyond performing on TV shows like Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, and most recently The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she has notably sold out headline tours as well as joined the bills of Coachella and Lollapalooza. Clairo’s growing catalog includes the platinum-certified “Pretty Girl” and gold-certified “4Ever” and “Flaming Hot Cheetos,” in addition to “Are You Bored Yet?”—her platinum collaboration with Wallows. To date, she has amassed over 3 billion streams and counting. In 2021, she turns the page on the next chapter with her highly anticipated sophomore album, Sling—out worldwide on July 16th.

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Caterina Bonvicini – The Year of Our Love

The Year of Our Love will be released on June 22nd, 2021 by acclaimed Italian author Caterina Bonvicini. A sweeping romantic drama set in Bologna and Rome over the course of nearly four decades, The Year of Our Love chronicles the history of contemporary Italy through one couple’s relationship – a fervent affair rooted in friendship that transcends the boundaries of social class. Already a success in Europe, Other Press is excited to introduce this resonant, heartfelt novel to U.S. readers.

Opening in 1975 at the height of the Years of Lead (a tumultuous period of both right- and left-wing violence in Italy that lasted until the late 1980s) and spanning through the three cabinets of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (1994-2011) and beyond, The Year of Our Love tells the story of Valerio Carnevale and Olivia Morganti from early childhood to adolescence to adulthood. Valerio, the son of the wealthy Morganti family’s gardener and housekeeper, grows up alongside Olivia. Despite their differing socioeconomic backgrounds, the two are inseparable; they are driven to preschool together by Olivia’s grandfather, Gianni, and read stories and Shakespeare plays by her lively grandmother, Manon. At age 5, Valerio and Olivia innocently kiss each other, a moment that seals their star-crossed fate and presages a decades-long romance that weathers distance and time.

When his parents’ separation forces Valerio to move from the comfort of Bologna to Rome, where his mother’s new boyfriend, a petty criminal, lives in a borgata (working-class suburb), Valerio and Olivia write letters to one another to stay in touch. After graduating high school, Valerio chooses to attend university in Bologna, so he can be near Olivia once more. Though they date briefly, they drift apart in the whirlwind of their 20s. Olivia impulsively marries a dandy with bohemian ideals, while Valerio pursues a career in real estate development, sacrificing his dream to work in law in favor of a more practical path. Yet, no matter how their lives twist and turn, destiny keeps bringing them back to each other. Relishing chance encounters and stolen moments, Valerio and Olivia rediscover the pure love that first blossomed between them as children.

Releasing in June, the month during which Italians celebrate Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day, a national holiday commemorating the end of monarchic rule on June 2, 1946), The Year of Our Love offers a spirited portrayal of the ups and downs of romantic and familial affection. Through the lives of her vibrant, unforgettable characters, Bonvicini deftly captures the shifting mood and milieu of Italy over the past 40 years. 

About the Author 

Caterina Bonvicini lives between Rome and Milan and holds a degree in Modern Literature from the University of Bologna. Her novel L’equilibrio degli squali (2008) was hugely acclaimed and won Premio Rapallo, Premio Fregene, and Premio Frignano in Italy, and Grand Prix de l’Héroïne Madame Figaro in France. It was followed by Il sorriso lento (2010), Correva l’anno del nostro amore (2014), Tutte le donne di (2016), and Fancy Red (2018). Her books have been translated in several countries.

About the Translator

Antony Shugaar is a writer and translator. His recent translations include Kill the Father and Kill the Angel by Sandrone Dazieri, The Catholic School by Edoardo Albinati, Everything Is Broken Up and Dances by Edoardo Nesi and Guido Maria Brera, and Notes on a Shipwreck by Davide Enia.

Praise For The Year of Our Love

In Italy, the heir to an industrial fortune and the son of the family’s gardener and maid cross paths throughout the years. – Nytimes.com

In a novel focused on dark, messy relationships, acclaimed Italian writer Bonvicini creates satisfying characters who are charming, short-sighted, selfish, and loving. Her rendering of the politics and social structure of Italy from 1975 to 2013 have a nuanced authority, and the blend of the personal and political feels authentic and adds depth and significance to the story. Readers of Beautiful Ruins (2012) by Jess Walters, Like Water for Chocolate (1992) by Laura Esquivel, and Gabriel García Márquez will appreciate the star-crossed pain Bonvicini delivers from start to finish. – Booklist

Acclaimed Italian author Caterina Bonvicini delivers a big, bold, all-encompassing novel in The Year of Our Love, a deeply engrossing 40-year love story influenced by historical events that occurred in Italy over decades…Through short, perfectly selected and astutely crafted scenes, Bonvicini depicts episodes from the lives of Olivia and Valerio over the next four decades in an Italy where corruption—in both personal lives and the society at large—is endemic…High drama and moments of great wisdom flesh out themes centered on the perils of upward mobility, appearances for appearance’s sake and allegiance to marriage and family. Chilling, stark realities force some characters—including a very strong, vividly rendered supporting cast—to become victims of the dark era in which they live. In stunning prose, translated by Antony Shugaar, Bonvicini renders an intricately plotted contemporary Italian epic where the fate of her star-crossed lovers is magnified by the crushing influence of familial and societal forces…exquisitely written. – Shelf Awareness

Sweeping, surprising, and bristling with specificity, this novel combines the best ingredients of a love story with unflinching snapshots of a contemporary Italy roiled by violence, corruption, and social upheaval. The clarity, honesty, and veracity of Bonvicini’s writing will conquer you from page one. The first work of this acclaimed author to appear in English, thanks to Antony Shugaar’s supple translation, is cause for celebration. – Jhumpa Lahiri, author of Interpreter of Maladies and The Namesake

Preorder The Year of Our Love today via otherpress’ website.