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L.A. Tourism/HOUSE/OBEY press image via Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board for use by 360 MAGAZINE

L.A. Tourism × OBEY × House Industries

Bouncing back from the prolonging COVID-19 pandemic, Los Angeles Tourism announced their brand-new partnership with OBEY Clothing and House Industries on an exclusive, limited-time-only collection that captures the SoCal essence enthralled by the city of Los Angeles.

The collection dropped on February 11 and sports Los Angeles Tourism’s latest logo with a set of three other designs on a selection of tees and sweatshirts. Los Angeles Tourism, OBEY Clothing and House Industries have pledged to contribute all funds from the project to The Midnight Mission, a non-profit that aims to fight the problem of homelessness in L.A.

The energy that encapsulates the city of L.A. is like no other, often chased throughout differing locations across the nation. The distinctive cities that encompass the area are rich in culture, experience and opportunity, entailing everything that L.A. is notorious for.

For this upcoming collection, the collaboration sees this celebration of four differing locations in the L.A. area. Designs range from the price points of $34 – $77, honoring the distinguished cities of Venice, Griffith Park, Echo Park and the city of Los Angeles in total.

The collection is available for purchase at obeyclothing.com NOW!

Don Skeoch, Chief Marketing Officer for Los Angeles Tourism spoke to the new collection, stating, “When we launched our new brand identity, we received so many awesome messages from fans who wanted to see it on a shirt they could buy. We’re thrilled to partner with House Industries and hometown-based OBEY Clothing to create a special LA-themed line that also contributes to the higher good. It was important to us that 100% of Los Angeles Tourism’s proceeds go towards a cause so critical in Los Angeles –homelessness.”

CEO of OBEY Clothing, Steve Ternosky, expressed the excitement behind the collaboration, stating, “It’s exciting to get to work on a project based on your own backyard and the icing on the cake is getting to work on it with your friends. In this case, having the opportunity to represent the city we love and co-design a collection with House Industries, of which we have so much respect and history, is a perfect scenario for us. We would like to thank Los Angeles Tourism for solidifying the opportunity and their generosity to ensure the project gives back to the community in its support of The Midnight Mission.”

Andy Cruz with House Industries elaborated on the power of the collection, stating, “The fact that our artwork can help support people that are struggling makes the L.A. Tourism/HOUSE/OBEY collaboration even more impactful than just designing a defining logo for an iconic city.”

G. Michael Arnold, President and CEO of The Midnight Mission, detailed what the profits would be supporting, stating, “The Midnight Mission is delighted to be a beneficiary of this limited-edition capsule collection. Our goal is to restore people to self-sufficiency and combat the issues surrounding homelessness, and the proceeds from this project will help us provide individuals and families experiencing homelessness with a secure place to sleep and three nutritious meals a day.”

To find out more, visit @discoverla on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. If you plan on visiting soon, travel carefully and adhere to guidance from Los Angeles County Public Health.

L.A. Tourism/HOUSE/OBEY press image via Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board for use by 360 MAGAZINE
L.A. Tourism/HOUSE/OBEY press image via Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board for use by 360 MAGAZINE
L.A. Tourism/HOUSE/OBEY press image via Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board for use by 360 MAGAZINE
L.A. Tourism/HOUSE/OBEY press image via Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board for use by 360 MAGAZINE

RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH JURASSIC QUEST!

The largest and most realistic dinosaur exhibit in North America is BACK, BIGGER and BETTER than EVER! More than 100 photorealistic dinosaurs are ready to delight families and ring in the New Year when Jurassic Quest® heads indoors at the Los Angeles Convention Center for the holiday weekend December 29 – January 2.

Jurassic Quest is one of the first indoor family edutainment shows to re-launch since March 2020 due to the pandemic — its drive thru iteration sold out two Rose Bowl runs earlier this year — and will return to the SoCal with its most beloved and unique indoor experiences for the whole family including more than 100 life-like dinosaurs, dinosaur themed rides and attractions, live dinosaur shows, interactive science and art activities, a “Triceratots” soft play area for our littlest explorers, photo opportunities, and more.

Walk through the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods to see the dinos that ruled on land, and “deep dive” into the “Ancient Oceans” exhibit to come face to face with the largest apex predator that ever existed – a moving, life-size, 50-foot-long megalodon! Meet the babies, hatched only at Jurassic Quest: Cammie the Camarasaurus, Tyson the T-Rex and Trixie the Triceratops – and, you may even catch one of our star dino trainers: Safari Sarah, Dino Dustin, Captain Caleb, Prehistoric Nick or Park Ranger Marty!

Loved by millions, only Jurassic Quest can bring families memories this BIG! The Jurassic Quest herd of animatronic dinos – from the largest predators to playful baby dinos – are displayed in realistic scenes with some that move and roar, allowing guests to experience them as they were when they roamed the earth billions of years ago. Jurassic Quest works in collaboration with leading paleontologists to ensure each dinosaur is painstakingly replicated in every detail, from coloration to teeth size, to textured skin, fur or feathers, drawing on the latest research about how we understand dinosaurs and ancient giants of the sea looked and moved.

TICKETS & LOGISTICS 

Tickets start at $19 or on-site, and include a 100% ticket guarantee that in the event of a show cancellation or postponement for any reason, ticket purchases will be automatically refunded for the full purchase amount. Tickets are for a timed arrival window, and advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged. Guests can walk through the dinosaur experience at their own pace, and strollers are permitted. Some venues may have wheelchairs for use, but please contact the venue in advance to make arrangements.

General admission tickets include access to the dinosaur and marine exhibits, arts and crafts activities, and dinosaur shows. There are rides and activities that require activity tickets available on site for $5 each, or guests can upgrade to the Kids Unlimited Rides ticket (the best value for children ages 2-12). Green screen photography and animal art tattoos are available at a separate cost. Entry is free for children under age 2.

Snapdragon and Rubyfrost Apples X San Diego Zoo

SNAPDRAGON AND RUBYFROST APPLES FROM NEW YORK

San Diego Zoo to ‘Exhibit’ the Indigenous, New York SnapDragon

The hottest apple from New York with the Monster Crunch to be given out at pop-up sampling event at the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

On Saturday, February 22nd, Crunch Time Apple Growers will be giving out SnapDragon apples at the San Diego Zoo during a pop-up sampling event that’s happening right on Front Street — the main thoroughfare into the Zoo.

Last year on that date, the Zoo had 15,500 attendees walk down Front Street — which is why Crunch Time chose this high-traffic location for its pop-up sampling event.

“The San Diego Zoo is a national destination for families. And Front Street gets a ton of foot traffic, which makes it the ideal place to give out this incredible apple to potentially thousands of people,” says Rena Montedoro, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Crunch Time. “The name of the apple is also an ideal tie-in with SnapDragon’s ‘Monster Crunch’ tagline…even the word ‘Dragon’ makes it seem like a unique zoo exhibit featuring an exotic creature. It just all fits together.”

In addition to putting on the pop-up sampling event, Crunch Time will be co-sponsoring an online sweepstakes where consumers can win 4 tickets to the San Diego Zoo and their ‘Animals in Action’ tour, with tour tickets provided by the San Diego Zoo. Crunch Time will cover the hotel expenses for the 4 winners — along with providing them with a box of SnapDragon apples, apparel, and up to $1000 in airfare.

“Even though people come to the Zoo from all over the country, sampling this apple in a key, West Coast location enables us to shine the spotlight on one of Northeast’s and New York’s hottest apples — specifically a variety with such a unique flavor profile like SnapDragon,” adds Montedoro.

Bite a Crunch Time Apple. Support a Farmer!
When you bite into a Crunch Time apple, you’re not just tasting an incredible apple, but the incredible love and labor of 147 family farmers across New York State. Every Crunch Time apple is non-GMO, super crunchy, delightfully juicy, beautifully colored and carefully grown. Plus, when you purchase a Crunch Time apple, you’re not only biting into a little history, you’re helping to sustain the future of family farming for generations to come. For more information please visit crunchtimeapplegrowers.com, SnapDragonApple.com or Rubyfrostapple.com.

Coco Ho x Volcom Collection

Surf’ n’ Chill with the latest collaboration from Volcom! The brand’s new collab with pro surfer, Hawaiian surfing royalty and social media phenom – Coco Ho Coco Ho; appropriately titled Coco Ho x Volcom collection, will be live at

volcom.com

nordstrom.com

LAUNCHED, FEBRUARY 1, 2020

The unstoppable female from Oahu’s North Shore has been a part of the Volcom family since she was 10 years old. Growing up in Hawaii with legendary surf roots, Coco embodies the spirit of the Volcom brand. The collection includes a mix of spring-ready ready to wear and swim fit for the beach to city lifestyle, available in sizes *XS-XXL,* all under $100!

Follow along on social at @xococho
& @volcomwomens

BBQ & BEER FESTIVAL

3RD BBQ & BEER FESTIVAL TO FEATURE BILLY CURRINGTON AND LOCASH

Annual Festival to Showcase World Class Country Music, Refreshing Craft Beers and Delicious BBQ on May 11th-12th

Celebrate country music, the most refreshing craft beers, and mouthwatering BBQ in the state at the BBQ & Beer Festival, SoCal’s annual end-of-spring celebration in Santa Clarita on Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12. This two-day event features performances from country music stars Billy Currington and LOCASH, alongside the state’s very best in BBQ and beer.

Friday evening at the BBQ & Beer Festival is a celebration of world-class country music. Billy Currington is a 20-time top 40 hitmaker and Georgia-born superstar who has shared the stage with country music greats like Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and Tim McGraw, and enjoyed several weeks at the top of the country charts with his single “Do I Make You Wanna” last summer. Country music duo LOCASH is made up of singer-songwriters Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, and whose fusion of modern country and classic heartland rock has enjoyed multiple gold certifications, eight charting singles and award show recognition from the ACM Awards, CMT Music Awards and the CMA Awards. After select dates with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on the SOUL 2 SOUL Tour, they are on the road in 2018 with country music heavyweight Billy Currington.

Don’t forget the brews: with a multitude of microbreweries pouring over 50 different handcrafted beers and ciders on tap, beer enthusiasts are invited to discover new favorites and to enjoy established and well-loved choices. Participating breweries include some favorites such as Pocock Brewing Co., Elysian Brewing Co., Island Brewing Company, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Goose Island Beer Co., The Bloody Cure, Golden Road Brewing, Guinness, Shock Top, Stella Artois, Oggi’s, Breckenridge Brewery, Bravery Brewing, Lincoln Beer Company and more.  VIP ticketholders will receive an exclusive souvenir tasting cup for sampling with entry. (Note: while beer will available for purchase for all eligible Friday night attendees, the beer tasting is restricted to VIP ticketholders. Guests must be at least 21 years of age with valid I.D. to participate in Friday night’s VIP beer sampling.)

Saturday at the BBQ & Beer Festival is a family friendly BBQ extravaganza, designed with chowing down on the best hot, delicious BBQ and BBQ sauces from around the state in mind – and, of course, refreshing craft beer pairings for interested adults. A perfect family outing, Saturday’s event will feature live entertainment from ACDC tribute band Noise Pollution and Michael Jackson tribute band Foreverland, as well as a fun Kid Zone to keep everyone in the family entertained to their hearts content. Saturday’s food & BBQ participants include Taste of Soul on Wheels, It’s in the Sauce, Nava Sausage, Bizuri Ice Cream, Kernel Spuds, Our Place BBQ & Soul Food, Black Sugar Rib Co., Smokehouse BBQ, Busy Bee Café, and Chef TLC’s Sidewalk Café among others to be announced. (Note: there is no craft beer sampling on Saturday.)

Tickets are available for purchase online now. Tickets will also be sold at the door. General admission tickets are $30 on Friday (includes admission and access to concert) and $10 on Saturday (includes entry and live entertainment). VIP Sampling tickets are $75 (includes bottomless beer and access to concert). Individuals must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to participate in the VIP sampling on Friday and to consume alcohol for the duration of the festival. Kids 10 and under get in free on Friday, and kids 12 and under get in for free on Saturday.

For more information, please visit www.BBQandBeerFestival.com.

Gifting Gear for Valentine’s? Pair It with an Adventure

-Joe Jackson

Gear generally makes a lovely gift for your adventurous guy or gal, but better to pair it with an experience where they can actually put it to use. Here are five ways to bring some of our favorite tools on your date.

I tested the Igloo Daytripper backpack last year, and while it’s a bomber cooler in its own right, the pouches for stowing cutting utensils, a corkscrew, and a Kindle-size cutting board (all of which come included) really stole my heart. It carries just enough food for a full meal and is plenty comfortable for sporty full-day hikes if you so choose. Stuff the Daytripper with your partner’s favorite bottle of wine and ask a cheese specialist what to pair it with. (Splurge. It is Valentine’s Day, after all.) Ideally, prescout your hike and pick a perfect landing spot for your picnic. Make sure to time it with a spectacular sunset, or at least check what the weather is doing so you don’t end up getting caught in the rain.

Leus Towel ($32) and Falcon Guides Hiking Hot Springs Book ($20) for a Soak in the Hot Springs

Despite the occasionally farty sulfuric smell and potentially colorful (read: dirtbaggy) locals, nature’s hot tubs are infinitely more romantic than their man-made chlorinated counterparts. They’re also prime relaxation spots after climbing, skiing, or backpacking trips. For this gift, keep the hot springs in the forefront and plan a trip specifically to hit one or a few in a weekend. Get one of Falcon Guides’ solid regional hot springs guides—I love this one for the Pacific Northwest—and put a bookmark in a few spots and the date you plan to visit. Couple it with a big towel, like one from SoCal company Leus, in a fun print.

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Black Diamond Apollo Lantern ($60) and Fugoo Tough XL Speaker ($200) for a Weekend of Car Camping

The difference between a romantic car-camping trip and one that reminds your partner of the forced family fun trips of their childhood can be summed up in one word: ambience. In the past, I’ve used Ticla’s Good Love lantern to set the mood, because it can dim to a sultry seven lumens. But since Ticla’s gone under, I recommend the BD Apollo for its frosted lens that produces a nice soft light. Pair it with the Fugoo Tough XL Bluetooth speaker that can deliver the depth of Barry White’s lovely voice, making your tent feel like a French chalet.

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The North Face Base Camp Duffel ($169) for a Flight to Belize

Anticipating your partner’s needs can make or break Valentine’s Day. Say your boyfriend or girlfriend wants to get away from it all for a vacation. Preempt their impending burnout with a round-trip ticket to a Caribbean country (or somewhere else that’s warm in February). But you have to make sure all their precious stuff survives the trip, too. The Base Camp Duffel is the most-used carry-on by Outside’s staff, thanks to its perfect mixture of durability and heavy-packer friendliness.

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Smartwool PhD Seamless Boy Shorts ($40) and Darn Tough Merino Crew Cushion Socks ($21) for a Backpacking Trip

Though lingerie is an extremely popular Valentine’s Day gift, buck the trend and go for merino wool underwear and socks for your partner, along with a plan for a nice long backpacking trip. While they may not fit the traditional romantic aesthetic, Smartwool’s Boy Shortsand Darn Tough’s Merino Crew Cushion Socks are a lot better at mitigating odor than whatever they’re making fancy underwear out of these days—and they still look good, to boot. They’ll make both of you much more desirable tent mates after a long day of hiking something like the Mountains to Sea Trail in North Carolina (a good route for hitting those romantic vistas).

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Del Frisco’s Grille × Hurricane Harvey

All Southern California Del Frisco’s Grille Locations Will Donate 20% of Sales from Thursday, August 31 to September 4 to Houston Area Food Banks 

Texas-based Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Hopes to Exceed $1,000,000 Goal to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

 
Texas-based Del Frisco’s Grille, and their sister restaurants across the country (Double Eagle Steak House and Sullivan’s Steakhouse – 53 restaurants in total) will be donating 20% of their sales from Thursday, August 31 through Monday, September 4 with a goal to exceed a $1,000,000 donation, to Houston area food banks to assist those that have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. 
The restaurants are coming together to FEED Houston and help their residents, patrons and employees by encouraging the community to come to the Grille Labor Day weekend and eat up and drink up to help raise money for those affected by the floods. 

Dates:

Thursday, August 31 through Monday, September 4 

Locations: 

Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica

1551 Ocean Ave., Ste 105

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Del Frisco’s Grille Pasadena

55 S Lake Ave Ste 150

Pasadena, CA 91101

Del Frisco’s Grille Irvine

772 Spectrum Center Dr

Irvine, CA 92618
 

ABOUT DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE SANTA MONICA

Del Frisco’s Grille is an exciting eatery located across from the Santa Monica Pier that combines the atmosphere of an American bar & grill with upscale entrees, an extensive wine list & handcrafted cocktails. Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica is the first of three locations in Southern California, including Pasadena and Irvine. Taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, Del Frisco’s Grille draws inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. The energetic bar, a destination in itself, creates a buzz throughout the restaurant and sets the stage for an amazing night out.    

Located at 1551 Ocean Avenue, on the corner of Ocean Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, Del Frisco’s Grille is open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., which brunch on Saturday and Sunday. For more information visit http://delfriscosgrille.com/santa-monica/.


ABOUT DEL FRISCO’S RESTAURANT GROUP

Del Frisco’s Grille is owned by Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: DFRG). Based in Southlake, Texas, near Dallas, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group is a collection of more than 50 restaurants located across the country, including Del Frisco’s Grille, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House and Sullivan’s Steakhouse. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House serves up flawless cuisine that’s bold and delicious, an extensive award-winning wine list and a level of service that reminds guests that they’re the boss. Sullivan’s Steakhouse is a great place for a big night out on the town – with outstanding food, hand-shaken martinis, an award-winning wine list and live entertainment all under one roof. All of the restaurants create a seamless dining experience for savvy business and leisure travelers who regularly dine or entertain away from home. For more information, visit http://dfrg.com.