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ATZARÓ GROUP beach club and restaurant in Ibiza via 360 MAGAZINE

Atzaró Group Beach Club

The sensational Atzaró Group beach club and restaurant Atzaró Beach, situated on the sparkling beach of Cala Nova in Ibiza’s North-East, is now open for Summer 2022. Listed by Conde Nast Traveller as one of “the best beach clubs in the world for summer 2022,” Atzaró Beach has become a firm-favourite of the discerning traveller, as well as an A-list hotspot. It’s the perfect place for an upscale beach lunch or dinner hideaway with unparalleled aquamarine sea views.

The food concept at Atzaró Beach is new this year. Top London chef James Adams has created a mouthwatering menu with the emphasis on sharing plates, and grilled choices, using produce grown on the Atzaró estate. James Adams has been a chef and food consultant for over 16 years in some of London’s top restaurant kitchens and is famous for his work with Skye Gyngell at Spring within Somerset House, at celebrated country hotel Heckfield Place, chef at River Cafe, menu and planting direction at Petersham Nurseries.

The new menu this year is full of wholesome, light and delicious dishes, with plenty of seafood and vegetarian choices, created with organic fruit and vegetable ingredients harvested from the Atzaró Vegetable Garden. Sharing plates can be enjoyed on the comfortable daybeds or sofas beachside.

Watch the morning sun rise over the sea and enjoy a healthy breakfast of either chia pudding with coconut and raspberries or perhaps an acai bowl with banana and pineapple. For something a bit more substantial try the grilled chorizo with fried eggs, roasted pepper and rocket salad on toast or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.

For a sharing plate lunch with friends, choose from a delicious selection including tuna ceviche with mango, cucumber and lime, burrata with sourdough and pesto, baby squid with lime allioli, padron peppers, grilled asparagus with romesco sauce and chopped almonds or beef carpaccio with parmesan and rocket. Salad options include watermelon salad with feta and mint or a tasty beetroot and goat’s cheese salad with pumpkin seeds. There are a range of pasta dishes and from the grill you can order lobster with garlic butter, sea bass, and T-bone or Entrecôte steaks. For the more traditional there are a choice of four paellas to share.

Sweet treats include San Sebastian cheesecake with a raspberry compote, grilled pineapple with coconut ice cream and chilli or orujo panacotta with strawberries as well as homemade ice creams and sorbets.

In 2019 the interiors and exteriors of Atzaró Beach were refurbished by Atzaró Design, the group’s talented in-house interiors team. The concept is paired back boho style, with a super- relaxed authentic mood, reminiscent of 70’s Ibiza. The look is designed to work with the environment and combines natural woods, terracotta pots, an abundance of local plants, cacti and palms. The colour palette of soft neutral sand tones with pops of vibrant compliments the pristine beach and crystal-clear waters of the sea beyond.

Straw cacti and potted plants frame the tables, the rustic wood pergola provides dappled shade and the thirty double daybeds are perfect for those long hot summer days. Hanging rattan lampshades add some low-key atmosphere to balmy nights. Relax on a comfortable mix of sofas, stools, tables and chairs with hanging bamboo swing seats as well as iconic rattan peacock armchairs. An Ibizan wooden fishing boat provides an extra seating area with cushions to create a casual and relaxed feeling.

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Ballet Hispánico Summer Program

Ballet Hispánico School of Dance announces that registration is now open for a week-long summer professional development program for dance teachers, July 11-15, 2022. The program is $525 for in-person attendees and $435 for virtual attendees, with discounts available for School of Dance partner organizations, including NDEO and NASD members. The registration deadline is Friday, June 10, 2022. For more information and to register, visit HERE.

The Ballet Hispánico professional development program is an opportunity for dance teachers to immerse themselves amongst fellow educators, share teaching practices, and further their teaching artistry. With daily class and student observation, theory is seen in practice and discussed. All educators are welcome, from seasoned faculty to new teachers, community dance practitioners, dance education undergraduates/graduates, dance studio owners, and K-12 teachers.

Course Highlights:

  • Observe in-person and/or virtual class offerings at Ballet Hispánico headquarters, led by seasoned School of Dance faculty addressing varied age groups and dance genres.
  • Discuss and reflect on class observations and presentations with an emphasis on application for each teacher’s individual practice.
  • Examine Early Childhood curricular bridging points and other developmental benchmarks for instruction.
  • Engage with Ballet Hispánico pedagogy and curricular design through the lens of culture and repertory.
  • Interact with tools for social-emotional learning and addressing the diverse student-learner.
  • Challenge narratives of collective dance histories and dance archives
  • Identify cultura and other teaching identities, and their implications for pedagogical practices.
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion.

2022 Guest Faculty and Sessions:

Yebel Gallegos – Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Bard College, multi-faceted dance artist from El Paso, Texas, played an important role in the founding of Cressida Danza Contemporanea also helped in the creation and implementation of the Festival Yucatan Escenica, an international contemporary dance festival, former dancer, company teacher, rehearsal director, and academic coordinator for the Conservatorio de Danza de Yucate, recently concluded a six-year tenure working full time with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, BFA in dance, both from the University of Texas at Austin and from the Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlen, directed by Delfos Dance Company, MFA from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Elisa de la Rosa – daughter of migrant farmworkers, and granddaughter to Mexican immigrant grandparents; a first generation college graduate is originally from a small border town in Texas, Assistant Professor of Dance at Texas Woman’s University (TWU), choreographer, performer, dance educator, and the founding artistic director of De La Rosa Dance Company, Artistic Director of the TWU Dance International Dance Company, was a dance educator for 14 years in middle and high school Texas dance programs, has designed professional development for dance educators in various school districts and presented to Aldine, Denton, Edinburg, and La Joya Independent School Districts, integrated the Dance and Digital Media Communications Curriculum into her instruction and was awarded a $3,500 grant for technology by The Texas Cultural Trust, BA in Dance with Secondary Teacher Certification from Texas Woman’s University, and an MFA in Dance from Montclair State University.

Gregory Youdan – has performed with the NY Baroque Dance Company, Sokolow Theatre/Dance and Heidi Latsky Dance, where he now serves as a board member, Currently, visiting research scholar at Brown University and adjunct lecturer at Lehman College, Westheimer Fellow through Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD program and is a teaching artist in their Dance for PD en Espanola, a 2021 National Association for Latino Arts and Cultures Advocacy Fellow and 2021 Latin Impact Honoree, serves on the development committee for the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), the research committee for the National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH), and the advisory council for Dance Data Project, a member of the Latinx Dance Educators Alliance.

Dr. Afdaniels Mabingo – a Ugandan dance researcher, scholar, performer, educator, Afro-optimist and co-founder of AFRIKA SPEAKS, holds Ph.D. in Dance Studies from the University of Auckland, recipient of the prestigious Fulbright scholarship, Mabingo also holds an MA in Dance Education from New York University, and an MA in Performing Arts and a BA in Dance degree, both from Makerere University in Uganda, has taught at Makerere University in Uganda, New York University, the University of Auckland in New Zealand, and Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica, has also guest lectured at Columbia University and Princeton University, his research sits at the intersection of decolonization, interculturalism, postcolonialism, dance pedagogy and African philosophy, latest book titled Ubuntu as Dance Pedagogy: Individuality, Community, and Inclusion in Teaching and Learning of Indigenous Dances in Uganda, received scholarships and awards that included: Fulbright Junior Staff Development Scholarship, Fulbright Scholar in Residence (deferred), the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship, Makerere University Staff Development Scholarship, George Payne award for outstanding academic leadership and excellence at NYU, and the best overall Humanities student award at the 48thst-49th graduation at Makerere University, has taught dance schools and community settings in the U.S., Australia, South Sudan, Germany, Uganda, and New Zealand, has presented keynotes, delivered paper presentation, and facilitated dance workshops for conference gatherings such as daCi-WDA, NDEO, CORD, WAAE, and WDA,&#a0;has also staged choreographies and performed in New York City, Adelaide in Australia, Rwanda, Auckland in New Zealand, and Uganda;

Testimonials

  • “This is my first Professional Development experience, and I have been blown away!” – Margaret
  • “This week has been a work for the mind.” – Lynette
  • “I can now provide my students with tools that I didn’t have in my own dancing.” – Dandara

About Ballet Hispánico

Ballet Hispánico has been the leading voice intersecting artistic excellence and advocacy and is now the largest Latinx cultural organization in the United States and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance productions, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences.

National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez founded Ballet Hispánico in 1970, at the height of the post-war civil rights movements. From its inception Ballet Hispánico focused on providing a haven for Black and Brown Latinx youth and families seeking artistic place and cultural sanctuary. By providing the space for Latinx dance and dancers to flourish, Ballet Hispánico uplifted marginalized emerging and working artists, which combined with the training, authenticity of voice, and power of representation, fueled the organization’s roots and trajectory. In 2009, Ballet Hispánico welcomed Eduardo Vilaro as its Artistic Director, ushering in a new era by inserting fresh energy to the company’s founding values and leading Ballet Hispánico into an artistically vibrant future. Today, Ballet Hispánico’s New York City headquarters house a School of Dance and state-of-the-art dance studios for its programs and the arts community. From its grassroots origins as a dance school and community-based performing arts troupe, for fifty years Ballet Hispánico has stood as a catalyst for social change.

Ballet Hispánico provides the physical home and cultural heart for Latinx dance in the United States. Ballet Hispánico has developed a robust public presence across its three main programs: its Company, School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnerships.

Through its exemplary artistry, distinguished training program, and deep-rooted community engagement efforts Ballet Hispánico champions and amplifies underrepresented voices in the field. For fifty years Ballet Hispánico has provided a place of honor for the omitted, overlooked, and oppressed. As it looks to the next fifty years and beyond, Ballet Hispánico seeks to empower, and give agency to, the Latinx experience and those individuals within it.

Vanessa Hudgens Sun-Daze Collection w/ Fabletics press image via Carli Bendetti Fabletics for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Fabletics × Vanessa Hudgens

Friday, April 1, marked the exciting announcement of The Sun-Daze Collection from Fabletics, by Vanessa Hudgens. Returning to work with the brand following her collaboration as the successful face of the December Velour campaign at Fabletics, we see Hudgens involved in the design process on this new collection, seeking inspiration from “California cool girl vibes.”

Motivated by 2000s trends that are modernly making a comeback, Jennifer Chevchek, VP of Design at Fabletics, raved about the new collection, stating, “With warmer months around the corner and so much to look forward to, the Fabletics customer can’t wait to have fun, look chic and be comfortable, which is exactly what The Sun-Daze Collection is all about, […]

“We are especially excited to bolster our fabric offering by introducing the brand-new Island Terry material in Vanessa’s collection. It is lightweight and breathable, making it versatile enough to wear to the beach or hanging out with friends.”

Sporting iconic activewear designs by Fabletics, The Sun-Daze Collection by Vanessa Hudgens encapsulates everything in-trend that will be a great addition to your summer wardrobe. From the new bright, eye-catching prints to the classic styles known as a staple of Fabletics, the collection consists of 16 styles, with VIP prices stemming from $9.95 to $59.95.

Hudgens exclaimed her excitement surrounding the collection, stating, “I’m obsessed with this collection, and it couldn’t be more perfect for festival season. My personal faves are the leggings for the fit and print (designed by yours truly) and the terry baby doll dress which is so cute and flattering. I wanted to do a full lifestyle collection so there’s something cute in there for all the Spring moments ahead.”

Highlights from the collection include:

  • The Prowl String Bikini Top is a convertible style that can be worn six different ways and comes with the matching Prowl String Bikini Bottom, which are both made from partially recycled materials and chlorine resistant.
  • Fabletics’s tried and true Powerhold and Seamless matching sets ground the collection and are introduced in all new, eye-catching prints, Desert Wavy Leo and Pink Rave Geo.
  • The Baby Crop Tee has a raw edge and vintage-inspired graphics chosen by Vanessa, and will feel like your favorite lived-in tee.
  • The Terry Wide Leg Sweatpant is styled with the Towel Terry Built in Bra Tank, both cut from the new Island Terry Fabric. The bra features a hidden pocket and the pants have a cool, beach vibe patch chosen by Vanessa herself.
  • Go from brunch to the beach in the versatile Terry Halter Baby Doll Dress cut from our new, breathable Towel Terry fabric.
  • Two accessories complete the collection: the Reversible Terry Bucket Hat, purple on one side and brown on the other for maximum versatility, and a playful Phone Charm Accessory for your cell phone to keep you on-trend and from never losing your device.

About Fabletics

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in El Segundo, CA, Fabletics is the largest digitally native activewear brand in the world. By fusing style-centric designs with high-performance technology, Fabletics is creating the world’s most fashionable, high-performance active lifestyle products at an accessible price. Driven by its innovative VIP membership program serving over 2 million loyal members and powered by analysis from its Fashion OS tech platform enabling deep customer understanding, Fabletics has evolved activewear beyond the gym into every walk of life, guided by its foundational belief that everyone and everybody deserves to look and feel their best.

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Eight Healthy Tips to Prepare for Summer

It might not feel like it if you’re in the grip of a late-season cold snap. However, summer will be here before you know it!

What can you do, now, to make the most of the coming warm season? Here are eight healthy tips to prepare for summer and adjust to a sunnier mindset.

1. Get Mindful

The world might need mindfulness now more than ever. Given current world events, even turning on the news can induce panic about an uncertain future.

However, there’s little the average person can do to impact world events. It’s far more useful – and mentally healthy – to focus on what you can control and learn to radically accept what you can’t.

You might also be one of many with lingering COVID-19 fears, especially if you have a health condition that leaves you at an elevated risk. Mindfulness helps you take your time as the world opens back up, thinking about what risks you are and aren’t willing to take before you find yourself trapped in an uncomfortable situation.

2. Change Up Your Skincare Routine

You might need to slather on a heavy-duty moisturizer during the winter months. Dry indoor air and harsh winds can leave you parched, even if you normally enjoy normal or even oily skin. However, continuing the same routine as the weather warms can leave you waking up with a fresh crop of pimples.

If you have oily skin, switch to a water-based moisturizer. If you tend to shine only in the T-zones, you might want to use something heavier on your cheeks and around your eyes.

Another option is to stick to a moisturizer that uses a breathable oil, such as argan, as a base. It’s a glorious choice if you battle both wrinkles and pimples. Although it creates a barrier against pollutants and drying winds, it also regulates the amount of sebum your skin produces, minimizing blemishes.

3. Dig Into New, Fresh Recipes

Spring means the return of fresh, organic produce. Celebrate with the flavors of the season. Asparagus, artichokes, carrots, and avocados are only a few of the items you’ll find at their freshest as the weather begins to warm.

Fresh fruits and vegetables are your best sources of antioxidants, something you should get more of as the weather warms. Why? These protect your body’s cells from free radicals, substances that scavenge electrons from your body’s cells, leading to damage or death.

Lighten up your life with this morel and asparagus salad with frisée and butter lettuce. It makes a lovely solo lunch or the perfect side for a salmon steak with dinner. You’ll need:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 dozen small, fresh morels, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 pound asparagus, halved and cut into 2-inch segments
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 5 ounces frisée, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 medium head of butter lettuce, torn
  • 2 tablespoons chervil sprigs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Melt the butter in a pan, add the stock and cook the morels for five minutes. Add the asparagus and cook for another two minutes. Season with salt and pepper and simmer until the sauce absorbs.

Whisk the lemon juice and olive oil in a small bowl with salt and pepper. Add the frisée, butter lettuce, and chervil, and then toss. Top with morels and asparagus or serve side by side if you’re preparing it as a main course.

4. Take Fitness Outdoors

Warm weather’s return means no more slogging away endless miles on the treadmill while you desperately search Netflix for another binge-worthy show to take your mind off your boredom.

Take advantage of the longer days to get out and explore some new neighborhood routes. If you need a bit more motivation to go the distance, consider joining a club. You’ll meet new friends with the same jogging habit.

If you have nature preserves near you, hiking is way more fun than your typical neighborhood stroll – although they also have their charms. You’ll get your heart rate pumping as you climb hills and work your hamstrings and glutes.

You’ll also strengthen your immunity against summer colds. Researchers investigated people who participated in forest bathing and found a higher number and activity of vital immune cells.

If you’re into gentler exercise, why not investigate your outdoor yoga class options? If it’s getting toasty where you live, you might find a paddleboard version that will challenge your balance in new ways.

5. Tackle Your Allergy Symptoms

Spring and summer bring allergies to many. Take action now to tackle those red eyes and runny noses.

Many over-the-counter medications do an effective job of taming symptoms, but some can leave you with unwanted side effects like drowsiness.

You can also look to folk remedies. While little scientific evidence exists to support consuming local honey to control your reaction to pollen, plenty of anecdotal reports suggest its efficacy. If nothing else, you get a healthy dose of various antioxidants and natural antimicrobial agents.

Another trick to slashing your misery? Wear a mask. Mandates might be lifting everywhere, but it’s still good practice. It cuts down on the number of airborne allergens you inhale while upping your chances of avoiding infection with COVID-19, especially if you’re also vaccinated.

6. Plan Your Next Getaway

Americans get miserably short-changed when it comes to vacation time. Many people have no paid leave at all and can’t miss a shift for fear of coming up short on rent. However, study after study shows that taking time away from work makes you more productive when you return to the office.

If at all possible, start planning your next getaway. If you can’t afford to take a week or two, can you afford a few hours on a Friday afternoon to start on a long weekend getaway? You can play tourist in your hometown or hit that nearby attraction two towns away.

7. Make Your Homestead More Sustainable

If your summer getaway plans consist of nothing but staycations, spend some time transforming your home. You want your decor to welcome you when you arrive home from work.

Take down heavy curtains and blinds to make the best use of natural light. Stick with gauzy curtains. Another option? One-way film. This material has the bonus of protecting your furniture and floors from the sun’s fade-inducing UV rays.

If you garden, why not save money on fertilizer by building a compost bin? Even folks who keep plants in containers on balconies can set up a small container with little effort. Organic plant material and coffee grounds belong inside. However, avoid including meat or animal waste, as these can contaminate the soil.

8. Update Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

Adequate rest is vital to your mood, immunity, and even weight control. Sleep deprivation throws off your leptin and ghrelin levels. These are two hormones responsible for telling you when to start and stop eating.

Start by removing electronic devices. The blue light their screens emit makes it challenging for you to fall under. Surround yourself with plenty of pillows.

Summer’s warmer temperatures can make sleeping difficult, as many people do best at around 65 degrees. If you don’t have central air conditioning, consider a window unit for the bedroom. If you don’t like the aesthetic, invest in a quality ceiling fan to keep a cool breeze on you all night long.

Healthy Tips to Prepare for Summer

The warm season brings with it renewed promise. Why not greet it as your healthiest self? You don’t have to go to extreme measures – merely tweak your routine. Follow these eight healthy tips to prepare for summer and get ready to enjoy the longer days.

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This Ain’t No Picnic Festival

Goldenvoice is thrilled to announce their newest festival for 2022: This Ain’t No Picnic, coming August 27 and 28 to the Shady Oaks and Parkland of Brookside at the Rose Bowl. The team behind Coachella, Stagecoach, Cruel World and Just Like Heaven have an unrivaled talent for crafting eclectic line-ups and unique destination festivals, and the magic continues when This Ain’t No Picnic returns to Los Angeles, featuring six stages of artists from the past, present, and future spanning cutting-edge indie, hip-hop, dance, underground and everything in-between.

Headliners The Strokes and LCD Soundsystem are joined by Le Tigre, who are reuniting for their first performance in 12 years, hometown hero Phoebe Bridgers, IDLES, Courtney Barnett, Caroline Polachek, Honey Dijon, Four Tet x Floating Points in a rare, combined DJ set, Yves Tumor, Descendents, Wet Leg, Genesis Owusu, Turnstile, Hana Vu, and many more, plus a sixth “stage” for Despacio, a custom-built disco sound system designed by James Murphy and team. This Ain’t No Picnic offers a unique setting for both icons and new discoveries, bridging multiple genres, and mirroring the wide but discerning tastes of Los Angeles music fans.

The name is a nod to one of Goldenvoice’s earliest festivals, launched in Irvine, California in 1999, the same year as Coachella. The youthful exuberance and energy from that festival lives on, as This Ain’t No Picnic 2022 brings together the talent buying team of Goldenvoice’s Stacy Vee, Jenn Yacoubian, and Rene Contreras to celebrate all of the artists they love across one glorious weekend.  This Ain’t No Picnic’s lineup is the perfect combination of the best cutting edge, up-and-coming artists alongside iconic bands who continue to create boundary-pushing new music.

2-Day GA tickets start at $299 + fees and 2-Day VIP are $799 + fees. Secure your ticket at only $49.99 down. Choose the payment plan at checkout to break your total into monthly installments.

Experience The Clubhouse at Brookside: the best festival experience featuring an indoor air-conditioned hideaway, adjacent parking, private entrance, welcome tote bag with specialty items, festival concierge service, panoramic views of multiple stages, food and beverage tastings, and more. This ticket also grants you exclusive access to an intimate upfront guest viewing area at multiple stages. The Clubhouse ticket provides an abundance of the top-offerings the festival has to offer. 2-Day Clubhouse tickets are $1,199 + fees. Clubhouse access is 21+ only.

The festival’s stellar line up will include performances by (in ABC order):

  1. Arooj Aftab
  2. Avalon Emerson
  3. Beach House
  4. Brandon
  5. Caroline Polachek
  6. Circle Jerks
  7. Courtney Barnett
  8. Danilo Plessow (MCDE)
  9. Dave P
  10. Dawn Richard
  11. Deafheaven
  12. Descendents
  13. Despacio
  14. Earl Sweatshirt
  15. Ethel Cain
  16. Eyedress
  17. Four Tet + Floating Points
  18. Fundido
  19. Genesis Owusu
  20. Gerd Janson
  21. Girl Ultra
  22. Godford
  23. Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  24. Hana Vu
  25. Honey Dijon
  26. IDLES
  27. Indigo De Souza
  28. Isaiah Rashad
  29. Jorja Smith
  30. Julia Jacklin
  31. JUNGLE
  32. Junior Varsity
  33. Kaytranada
  34. Kelly Lee Owens
  35. King Woman
  36. Lala Lala
  37. LCD Soundsystem
  38. Le Tigre
  39. Logic1000
  40. Mac DeMarco
  41. Magdalena Bay
  42. Mall Grab
  43. Maral
  44. Margaritas Podridas
  45. Mdou Moctar
  46. MICHELLE
  47. Mike Watt
  48. NAAFI
  49. Nicki Nicole
  50. Nothing
  51. Pachyman
  52. Paris Texas
  53. Peach
  54. Phoebe Bridgers
  55. Queen Naija
  56. Romy
  57. shame
  58. Sleep
  59. slowthai
  60. Sofia Kourtesis
  61. Sparks
  62. SPELLLING
  63. Spirit of the Beehive
  64. TEMS
  65. The Strokes
  66. They Hate Change
  67. Tinashe
  68. Tre’ Amani
  69. TSHA
  70. Turnstile
  71. Wet Leg
  72. Ying Yang Twins
  73. Yves Tumor
  74. ZULU
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Fire and Ice Opening at Soneva Fushi

Acclaimed Danish chef and restaurateur, Mads Refslund, has launched a new 12-month pop-up restaurant at Soneva Fushi, the award-winning luxury eco-resort in the Baa Atoll of the Maldives. Located at Fresh in the Garden, a treetop dining destination that overlooks the private island resort’s extensive organic gardens, the pop-up is based on Chef Refslund’s signature concept of “Fire” and “Ice.”

One of the original founders of Copenhagen’s vaunted Noma, named the world’s best restaurant five times over, Chef Refslund is an advocate for the New Nordic cuisine and a terroir-based kitchen. His cooking has also pioneered the principle of “bonding rawness,” whereby raw ingredients are combined together based on their intrinsic values and flavors, with the aim of seeking the highest expression nature can provide.

“I always find inspiration in nature, so to have the opportunity to cook among the treetops of Soneva Fushi is very inspiring,” says Chef Refslund. “The key focus of the pop-up concept at Fresh in the Garden is ‘Fire’ and ‘Ice’, showcasing our natural instinct for how to work with nature’s bounty. The menu is evenly split: in ‘Ice’ items are untouched by heat, allowing them to reveal their pure beauty that nature has provided in the contrasting ‘Fire,’ cooking over live flame is used to enhance the ingredients. Together, the two sides create harmony and balance.”

Chef Refslund’s menu at Fresh in the Garden celebrates nature’s purity, with a focus on vegetables and seafood indigenous to the region. “Ice” dishes include a tartare of sustainably caught Maldivian tuna with salted plum and hibiscus, and watermelon crudo, dragon fruit and red basil. In “Fire,” prawns are cooked in lemongrass with velvet tamarind, while garden egg is served with aromatic herbs and black truffle. For sharing, guests can try a whole fish, roasted in coconut husks, or the plant-based braised hearts of palm with white truffle and sunchokes. And for dessert, choices include: sour banana parfait with pine nut miso praline, pandan, and dragon fruit with kiwi and yogurt.

“We are delighted to welcome Chef Refslund to Soneva Fushi,” says Sonu Shivdasani, CEO and Co-founder of Soneva. “Soneva has a long history of collaborating with world-renowned chefs to offer an exceptional gastronomic experience to our guests, whether through pop-ups such as this or our ongoing Soneva Stars calendar of visiting chefs and other experts from around the world.”

About Soneva

Soneva is a pioneering family of hospitality properties, offering holistic encounters in luxurious and inspiring environments – from world class resorts to outstanding natural locations.  Soneva Fushi, Soneva Jani and Soneva in Aqua in the Maldives and Soneva Kiri in Thailand rebuke the traditional concept of luxury and instead promise the luxury of time, purity and solitude. Every day, guests are encouraged to discover sandy feet, inspired minds and full hearts. Combining luxury with a conscientious approach to sustainability and the environment, and proactively changing the nature of hospitality, it delivers intuitive service and meaningful experiences to the guests.

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The Royal Portfolio at Birkenhead House

The Royal Portfolio is an award-winning collection of luxury hotels, resorts and lodges in South Africa, has unveiled three new, contemporary Private Residences at Birkenhead House overlooking the spectacular coastline of Hermanus.

Birkenhead House’s Private Residences – named Fernkloof, Kliphuis, and White House – each feature five or six en-suite bedrooms, providing a spacious getaway for large families or friends traveling together, and combining the freedom, privacy and conveniences of one’s own seaside residence with the exceptional service and amenities of Birkenhead House. The villas all boast open-plan kitchens and considerable living and dining spaces, and come equipped with an in-house staff of experienced butlers, chefs, and housekeepers.

Each property offers unique charms, including amenities such as outdoor showers, entertainment rooms, firepits, and swimming pools. As an extra perk, guests have unlimited access to the award-winning Birkenhead House’s outstanding dining and spa facilities. These prestigious villas occupy sought-after locations close to key attractions in Hermanus, such as the Hermanus Cliff Walk, Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Voëlklip Beach, and Hermanus Golf Course.

The Royal Portfolio’s reservations team can assist in booking guests’ stays in the Private Residences, as well as curating unique excursions for all interests in and around the town, ranging from wine experiences to aerial whale watching and culinary tours.

“We are excited to announce these additional options in Hermanus, which perfectly complement a stay at The Silo Hotel’s Private Residences in Cape Town, or [an] intimate safari at Africa House, or The Farmhouse at Royal Malewane in the Greater Kruger National Park,” says Simon Mandy, Director of Sales & Marketing at The Royal Portfolio.

ABOUT THE ROYAL PORTFOLIO

The Royal Portfolio is a family-owned, values-based, and purpose-driven collection of exclusive hotels and lodges that offers restorative and enriching experiences in iconic destinations across South Africa, including: the Royal Malewane safari lodge in Greater Kruger National Park, La Residence in Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands, Birkenhead House in Hermanus, and The Silo in Cape Town.

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&Beyond Yacht Charters

&Beyond Yacht Charters is pleased to announce details on their fleet of yachts for the 2022 season and an exciting new “Stay + Sail” experience with Lovango Resort & Beach Club. The USVI (US Virgin Islands), an easy-to-reach destination for Americans that requires no passport, is the perfect place to escape the winter. &Beyond Yacht Charters wants travelers to reimagine their next Caribbean vacation, charter a yacht and explore further in 2022 with their expert crew of captains and chefs.

The team is dedicated to environmentally conscious hospitality and pride themselves on immersing guests in the uniqueness of the USVI while offering experience-rich, fun-filled luxury charters creating memorable vacations for families and friends. With 14 yachts currently available, there is one that will appeal to every group size and style.

Lovango Resort + Beach Club, the first new build resort in the USVI in more than 30 years, opens on December 20th for the 2022 season with luxury treehouses, glamping tents, villas, an enhanced retail village, dining options, and beach experiences. Set on its own private island ten minutes off the coast of St. John, Lovango Resort + Beach Club is accessible by way of private ferry from St. John and St. Thomas or via private boat. Guests can explore 45 pristine acres and winding hiking trails overlooking the sea, coral reef snorkeling, waterfront dining, an ocean-facing infinity pool, and three beach club experiences including the island’s Beach Club and an exclusive resort launch. Guests can relax and then enjoy a 3 to 4 day private catamaran charter direct from the island with &Beyond. The “Stay + Sail” option is the best of Land and Sea that the USVI has to offer.

How It Works

All of the &Beyond crewed yachts are extremely well executed to provide you with a luxurious stay. Each one is uniquely and tastefully decorated, including everything you will need and is equipped with a range of “toys” for your enjoyment. Yachts vary in accommodations and amenities from 2 to 5 ensuite layout options. Planning your trip is simple with an &Beyond consultant who will organize your entire stay from fine dining to land and sea activities. Whether you are interested in diving, snorkeling, learning to sail, fishing, or want to explore on land, the skilled crew will make sure all desires are met and expectations exceeded.

Dining

&Beyond chefs tailor their bespoke menus to your dietary needs and preferences. All meals are carefully prepared, plated, and served with thoughtfully crafted cocktails or curated wines.​

The Crew

All crew members are professional, experienced, and receive ongoing continuing education from &Beyond, ensuring they deliver the best service and hospitality. Their continuing education on the history of the USVI, the local island fauna and flora, the marine life, and its delicate reef systems, allows them to fully immerse visitors in the environment.

Activities & Safety

Yachts are fully equipped with snorkel gear, paddleboards, kayaks, floating mats, necessary safety equipment, and all the extras you will need to ensure your experience in the water is just as great as on the water. Premium amenities like snuba and foil boarding are also available. Certain yachts including Felix, Big Nauti, True Story, and Dream Catcher offer onboard scuba diving. Guests can complete their scuba certification dives or enjoy the Discover Scuba Diving program directly from these yachts. Felix also offers free-diving initiation courses.

Charter rates begin at $410 per person per night, including the services of a Captain and Chef, all meals, beverages, and activities. In addition, the yacht also includes two dedicated seabobs.

About &Beyond Yacht Charters

&Beyond Yacht Charters is a professionally crewed yacht charter and yacht management company out of the USVI. The team is dedicated to environmentally conscious hospitality, providing memorable vacations for families and friends that positively impact their lives. They pride themselves on immersing guests in the uniqueness of the USVI and providing experience-rich, fun-filled luxury charters. Their experienced management team provides a fully comprehensive and expert yacht management service to yacht owners, designed to optimize their yacht investments.

Costa Rica illustration created by Allison Chritstensen from 360 Magazine for use by 360 Magazine

Airbnb Announces 12 Popular Latin cities

Latin America is a region full of culture, history, and great tourist attractions that in recent years has increased in popularity amongst travelers from the United States. In addition, having an extensive Latino community, there has always been a trend of trips to the region to develop and maintain family relationships which are necessary today more than ever.

According to data from Airbnb, the Latin American region has become a trend for travelers from the U.S. Based on the number of searches made on the platform, the top 12 most popular Latin cities are:

  1. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  2. Tulum, Mexico
  3. Cancun, Mexico
  4. Mexico City
  5. Bahamas
  6. Playa del Carmen, México
  7. Ensenada, Mexico
  8. Medellin, Colombia
  9. Puerto Penasco, Mexico
  10. Aruba
  11. Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

When it comes to the summer period, the most popular destinations were beaches, especially in Mexico where Playa del Carmen and Ensenada were trending destinations in 2021, rising 6 positions compared to 2019, as well as Tulum, which went from number 7 to number 3 in the list, based on the number of searches. City destinations also stand out from the list, including Mexico City and Medellín, both recognized for their high cultural offer.

The region represents an accessible option for North American visitors with an average cost per night of less than $150.00 USD.

“Not only are US travelers looking for destinations that offer cultural attractions and tropical beach escapes, but many from the Latinx community are looking to reconnect with their roots and visit their place of origin to see parents, grandparents, and extended family. Airbnb offers the possibility of finding accommodations in both large and small cities in all parts of the region,” said Stephanie Ruiz, Director of Communication for Latin America.

We’d be thrilled to have you consider for your upcoming travel and destinations stories for year-end and for 2022. Happy to schedule an interview with a spokesperson from Airbnb as well.

Wet Leg- Chaise Longue illustration by Anh Hoang use by 360 Magazine

Wet Leg-Chaise Longue

New UK band WET LEG is receiving a *huge* response to their debut single “  from the New York TimesNPR, etc., and is currently enjoying an enormous surge in radio play here in their native UK, Europe, and down under! If you haven’t heard it yet, here it is: “Chaise Longue”.  It is the sneakiest, most fun-loving, earworm of the summer. The song is being added at radio stations all around the country.

The band –  Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers – come from the Isle Of Wight, a sparsely populated island off the south coast of England accessible only by boat. They are old friends who share a penchant for French disco, effervescent imaginations, and a shared love of The Ronettes and Jane Birkin, through to Ty Segall and Bjork. Their recent UK live debut shows went with a huge bang and we’re hoping to have some information on their first US shows VERY SOON INDEED!

“They’re one of those new bands whose sound and aesthetic seem to have arrived fully formed, promising exciting if totally unpredictable things to come.” – New York Times   

“Immensely charming…The end result lands somewhere between Dry Cleaning’s wry, sardonic post-punk and Sports Team’s Pavement-obsessed alt-rock crowd-pleasers — though you can certainly hear stated influences such as the Ronettes, Jane Birkin, Ty Segall, and Björk in there too if you squint” – Stereogum

“The debut single from U.K. rock duo Wet Leg is a doozy…the ear-grabbing track is an undeniable introduction to Wet Leg.” – Paste

“by the time they double down on the earworm hook “on the chaise longue all day long,” you feel about ready to collapse onto titular seat and unload all your stresses.” – Beats Per Minute

“a real corker…There’s a coy wit here and, when the guitars kick in, the song recalls the heyday of Franz Ferdinand, The Futureheads and The Rakes. “Chaise Lounge” is even better when watched with its video that features excellent dancing from Chambers, as well as some high kicks.” Brooklyn Vegan

“Fueled by chugging drums and a boisterous guitar riff, the tongue-in-cheek track is whimsical and blithe, channeling the unfettered radiance of an island’s sun. It just might be your poolside song of the summer.” – Consequence Of Sound