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NYC legendary promoter Frank Watson, William Allen, B-Hen via 360 MAGAZINE.

RIP FRANK WATSON

Frank Watson, a popular NYC LGBTQIA+ party promoter and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. member, will always be remembered.



“I first met Frank Watson in Harlem in the early days of the 2010s, I can’t recall exactly the year, but I do recall his and others like him, an ambition trending group that would change how thousands would see themselves and attempt to define a new world, even for me. It was the breaking days of the New Harlem — young energy and freedom rushed in like a tsunami.

Frank had ideas about parties and asked me a lot of questions on how to do it in Harlem and NYCwide. I had spent a few years serving as a development advisor to an emerging magazine that expressed fashion freedom and black gay pride as well as help to create the first major black comedy club in the 1990s, located in Harlem, that created substantial new opportunities that formerly was only open to a few blacks at a time. More of my story later in another article.

In the pic above, it was at one of a handful of people at Frank’s first party venture that happened to take place in Harlem, the DJ Brian Henry, on my right, a mentee who had invited me, was a recent college graduate working at Verizon and living in Harlem. Brian is now the famous B-Hen, hosting amazing block parties all across the nation and performing abroad. Back to Frank. I’ll never forget that conversation that night and the countless others, his humility, charm, and drive to make other people enjoy their lives was evident. He had a soul that couldn’t be broken and was a strong architect of much needed ventures and events that made pride beyond one day, month, or a season. He gave life to a new generation that chose to be dominant in popular culture and not in the shadows. May God grant him peace. He was a king.” — William Allen


Frank Watson #1 NYC LGBT party promoter dies via 360 MAGAZINE.
Frank Watson #1 NYC LGBT party promoter memorialized via 360 MAGAZINE.
360 MAGAZINE remembers No.1 NYC Promoter Frank Watson.
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The Popcorn Challenge by COOKIE POP and CANDY POP & RSF via 360 MAGAZINE.

The Popcorn Challenge

SNAX-Sational Brands’ COOKIE POP and CANDY POP Launches “The Popcorn Challenge” Initiative Benefitting Ryan Seacrest Foundation, With Live Social Media Kick Off By Lance Bass Ahead Of #GivingTuesday For Annual #SnackGiving Initiative

The Popcorn Challenge: Riverdale’s Hart Denton, Elysee Sanville, Caroline D’Amore, Joel Michaely, Bobby Kennedy III and many more

On November 17th, Cookie Pop and Candy Pop by SNAX-Sational Brands Group hosted the official launch party for The Popcorn Challenge #Snackgiving initiative to benefit the Ryan Seacrest Foundation at Hotel Ziggy in Los Angeles, raising funds for the Seacrest Studios Children’s Hospital network nationwide. Featured DJ sets by Riverdale star Hart Denton, Caroline D’Amore and Ryan Kenney with brand partner Who Has it?

Ahead of #GivingTuesday, the annual global generosity movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world, SNAX-Sational Brands is thrilled to launch its annual #SnackGiving campaign to raise funds for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF), this year in the form of the ‘The Popcorn Challenge.’ Focused across social platforms such as TikTok and Instagram, The Popcorn Challenge officially launches today, November 15th, and is aiming to engage users and consumers for an interactive giving initiative. On #GivingTuesday, November 29th, Ryan Seacrest will release his very own video in support of The Popcorn Challenge, as Cookie Pop and Candy Pop continue to challenge followers across social media to engage in the promotion through December 15th, 2022 to raise funds and awareness for the Foundation.

The Challenge: From November 15th to December 15th, specifically, the brand is challenging participants to try and catch as much popcorn in their mouth as possible in 10 seconds. To win, the contestant must post a video attempting the challenge for a chance to win a free case of Candy Pop and Cookie Pop popcorn. The grand winner will receive $1,000 and be chosen at random, and 20 other recipients will win a year of popcorn delivery of their flavor choice from the extensive portfolio of popular brands, plus a Who Has It Holiday VIP Gift Box.  The brand will be picking these 20 lucky winners attempting the tasty task with bonus points to those challenging their friends to take on the feat, for the case delivery!  Even unsuccessful attempts will qualify! SNAX-Sational has also partnered with Who Has It? Unboxing company, as their official The Popcorn Challenge partner. Bobby Kennedy III will once again be producing the video content for this holiday initiative.

Challenge Link: Cookie Pop Candy Pop IG Reels Launch Link

Popcorn Challenge Directions To Enter:

  1. Post a video (stories, reels or static) attempting ‘The Popcorn Challenge’ and tag @cookiepop_candypop and @ryanfoundation between Nov. 15th – Dec. 15th.  
  2. (Invite @cookiepop_candypop to be a collaborator if on IG)
  3. Include hashtags: #snackgiving #snacktogive #popcornchallenge #cookiecandypop #ryanfoundation #givingtuesday
  4. Make sure to use the music “Popcorn Challenge!”

SONG: Custom Song created by Bobby Kennedy III for the challenge is available on Apple Music, IG and TikTok, called “Popcorn Challenge,” and users can share it as they go. 

Visit  www.cookiepopcandypop.com and follow @CookiePop_CandyPop to learn more #SnackGiving 

In 2019, Candy Pop and Cookie Pop unveiled its exciting relationship with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF), a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives. RSF’s primary initiative is to build Seacrest Studios, within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. Aimed to inspire today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives, The Ryan Seacrest Foundation has built 11 state-of-the-art broadcast media centers, named Seacrest Studios, in children’s hospitals across the U.S., with three more slated to open within the next calendar year. Their newest additions will open in 2023 at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital (Memphis, TN) and Cohen Children’s Medical Center (Queens, NY). 

We are excited to team up with SNAX-Sational Brands for another year,” shares Meredith Seacrest, Executive Director & COO for RSF. “Their support is helping us build multiple new Seacrest Studios in pediatric hospitals, while continuing to bring entertaining and uplifting experiences to patients in our existing 11studios.”

We are so thrilled to launch the Popcorn Challenge in support of the incredible efforts of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Giving back is a continuous mission of SNAX-Sational Brands. We are honored to work with such an incredible nonprofit. We are so excited for this holiday season, kicking off with the Popcorn Challenge initiative.” – Adam Cohen, Chief Marketing Officer, SNAX-Sational Brands Group

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s focus on helping children is such a noble mission. I was extremely excited to team up with Cookie Pop and Candy Pop with RSF again this year on The Popcorn Challenge ahead of Giving Tuesday. Being a father of two young children, the work of Ryan and the RSF team, and their impact on the Children’s Hospital patients, really hit home and what they do is incredible.  Looking forward to our viral campaign bringing them the attention they deserve and creating excitement for the children and their families.” – Bobby Kennedy III, his most recent film – Fear & Loathing in Aspen – is based on the story of Sheriff Hunter S. Thompson and the 1970 election.

Influencer and talent guests in attendance included Ashlee Keating, Anastasia Nova, Bobby Kennedy III, Carson Leuders, Caroline D’Amore, Chloe Adona, Courtney Revolution, Bleach, Bryan Robinson, David Lee, Ryan Kenney, Dorien Wilson, Elissa Kapneck, Elysee Sanville, Fabian Arnold, Hart Denton, Jarry Lee, Jackson Dollinger, Joel Michaely, Julian Lerner, Katja Glieson, Lindsey Shaw, Loreen Hwang, Mckenki Brooke, Reif Harrison, among many others as well as Snax-Sational Brand CMO and resident snack expert, Adam Cohen. The challenge kicked off with Lance Bass, (Instagram linked here: LINK to Lance Bass Social Kick Off),  on social media on November 15th and will continue until December 15th.

Guests at the fete snacked on Cookie Pop and Candy Pop popcorn in all of their popular flavors including OREO®, TWIX®, CHIPS AHOY!®, Butterfinger®, Sour Patch Kids®, Nutter Butter®, Snickers® and M&Ms Minis® to participate in the Inaugural Popcorn Challenge,  along with Special Edition Holiday Popcorn Flavors Cookie Pop Iced Gingerbread and Candy Pop Peppermint Hot Chocolate  

Attendees also enjoyed specialty cocktails highlighted by Sour Patch Kids and OREO crumble garnishes, and beverages including Star Beer, PassionTree Hard Seltzer, Gancia Sparkling Rose, Caliwater cactus water, NUE vodka and El Cristiano Silver Tequila. Hotel Ziggy served up delicious appetizers such as Mac N Cheese Balls, Fried Chicken Sliders, Beef Sliders, french fries and brick oven pizzas.

Multiple stations and activations welcomed guests, encouraging them to participate in The Popcorn Challenge, from Ziggy’s Backbeat music lounge, Ziggy’s living room, 4th floor recreation lounge, patio and pool area. Oversized popcorn floats and human-filled popcorn balls filled the pool, while 360 booths, popcorn walls, and create your own content stations were at every turn. Who Has It? was on hand to give guests their custom VIP popcorn boxes featuring the Cookie Pop and Candy Pop holiday flavors.

A portion of the proceeds of all retail sales and e-comm sales of all flavors will support the Ryan Seacrest Foundation during the holiday season, benefiting their Seacrest Studios within children’s hospitals across the United States. National retail partner It’Sugar, which features the entire Cookie Pop and Candy Pop flavor portfolio, will also be donating proceeds from the Special Edition Holiday Flavors to the Foundation through December 15th.

The two special seasonal flavors are inspired by signature holiday treats and desserts – Frosting, Gingerbread Cookies, Peppermint Candies and Hot Chocolate. The indulgent combinations of Iced Gingerbread and Peppermint Hot Chocolate, combined with Cookie Pop and Candy Pop’s delicious non-GMO popcorn, makes for the perfect holiday season snack offering to family and friends. AND, it remains guilt-free at only 150 calories per serving. Shop at http://www.cookiepopcandypop.com/collections/shop-all 

SNAX-Sational Brands’ premiere power duo Cookie Pop and Candy Pop, continues to be the innovative popcorn snacking leader combining everyone’s favorite things -ready-to-eat popcorn featuring America’s cookie and candy favorites, yielding the perfect, must-have snack creation. The better-for-you-snack is made 100% in the U.S. with non-GMO corn, is low in sodium and only 150 calories per serving. The popular, low-calorie, cookie or candy-coated line was named a “Top 20 Snack” by Buzzfeed and continues to garner attention amongst consumers, media and celebrities, from Cardi B. to Lance Bass to Kevin Hart to Mario Lopez, Foodgod, Giuliana Rancic,  Kourtney Kardashian, Ashley Greene and Lucy Hale, among many more.

ABOUT COOKIE POP AND CANDY POP 

SNAX-Sational Brands Group premiere popcorn brands, Cookie Pop and Candy Pop, are composed of the popular Cookie Pop and Candy Pop varieties. Since its debut, it has become America’s #1 popcorn brand, featuring flavors such as Cookie Pop with OREO®, Cookie Pop made with CHIPS AHOY!®, Candy Pop made with TWIX®, Candy Pop made with SNICKERS®, Candy Pop made with M&M’s® Minis, Candy Pop made with Peanut M&M’s®, and their latest flavors, Cookie Pop made with NUTTER BUTTER® and Candy Pop made with SOUR PATCH KIDS®, and now their two new proprietary original holiday flavors, Candy Pop Peppermint Hot Chocolate and Cookie Pop Iced Gingerbread. They are the leader in the industry as a sweet & savory pioneer, combining delicious signature candy flavors and cookie coatings with low-sodium, non-GMO corn, at only 150 calories per serving. The combination has become the go-to snacking item at both Hollywood premieres and at-home movie watching. With retail partners such as Walmart, Hy-Vee, Sam’s Club, Costco, Kroger, Food4Less, Five Below, and Stater Bros., the brand continues to debut their latest licensed varieties. Follow @CookiePop_CandyPop #CookiePop #CandyPop on social media for news and updates, and visit the brand’s all new website inclusive of their e-commerce shop online at http://www.cookiepopcandypop.com

ABOUT THE RYAN SEACREST FOUNDATION 

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education-focused initiatives. RSF’s first initiative is to build broadcast media centers — Seacrest Studios — within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. Founded in 2009, RSF currently has Seacrest Studios at hospitals in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Nashville, Orange County, Philadelphia, Orlando and Washington D.C., with Memphis, TN and Queens, NY opening in 2023.

For more information, visit http://www.ryanseacrestfoundation.org

SNAX-Sational Brands partnered with The Anton Eye to bring this digital marketing platform to life and The Influence to produce the Los Angeles launch event on November 17th and lead the PR Campaign. 

The Anton Eye is a Creative Agency focused on strategic content development. The Anton Eye is a Creative Content Agency specializing in marketing solutions built around high-quality media and a ground-level understanding of our client’s needs and vision. From launching shoestring startups to breathing new life into established brands, or large-scale concepts and productions, our diverse, attentive, and experienced team can tackle any situation, big or small. https://www.theantoneye.com/| @theantoneye

The Influence is a global events, public relations, brand partnership and influencer marketing agency with headquarters in Los Angeles. They are skilled with strategic brand integrations and leveraging these partnerships into turnkey media campaigns and integrating key influencer engagement to garner brand awareness. www.theinfluence.com |@theinfluence

Follow @CookiePop_CandyPop  @RyanFoundation #GivingTuesday #SnackGiving for continued updates and visit: www.snaxsationalbrands.com | www.cookiepopcandypop.com

TIME LIFE magazine holiday gift guide via 360 MAGAZINE.

Time Life’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Time Life’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Featuring the Very Best DVD and Music Collections

From Elvis Presley to The Beatles and The Rolling Stone, The Temptations and The Supremes, The Ed Sullivan Show broadcast the music revolution into living rooms across America. Perfect for holiday gift giving, Time Life presents ED SULLIVAN’S ROCK & ROLL CLASSICS, a spectacular DVD collector’s set featuring two decades of historic music performances from the longest-running and most iconic prime-time variety show in television history

From the late 50s through the early ’70s — families across America gathered around their television every Sunday night to watch The Ed Sullivan Show. And while the country and its music underwent an enormous evolution over the course of those years, the show not only kept up with the times, but it informed them — evidenced by the wide variety of acts fortunate enough to perform live on the stage of Studio 50. From slick-haired snarlers to soulful singing groups to rebellious rockers from across the Atlantic, Ed Sullivan’s musical guests were a who’s who of the era’s popular culture. And today, they’re regarded as some of the greatest artists of all time. The long and winding road of music history is full of forks, but from the 1950s through the early ’70s, one stop was essential: The Ed Sullivan Show.

The acclaimed TV DVD archivists at Time Life invite music lovers and classic TV aficionados to experience the excitement of these once-in-a-lifetime performances in one spectacular DVD collection: ED SULLIVAN’S ROCK & ROLL CLASSICS. From rock n’ roll legends to shimmering soul superstars, The British Invasion to Folk Rock, psychedelic pop, and so much more, Ed Sullivan showcased them all on his Sunday Night variety show, week after unforgettable week. This set brings the very best of these performances together in one memorable 10-disc set, featuring 128 live, uncut performances from the greatest performers and musical icons of the 20th century including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis, The Supremes The Band, The Beach Boys, Bee Gees, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Marvin Gaye, Herman’s Hermits, Buddy Holly, The Jackson 5, Janis Joplin, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, and many many more!

Aside from these legendary performances, ED SULLIVAN’S ROCK & ROLL CLASSICS also features never-before-released full interviews from The History of Rock N’ Roll documentary series, including David Crosby, Felix Cavaliere, Gladys Knight, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Michelle Phillips, Peter Noone, Roger McGuinn and more, a collectible, full-color 36-page booklet, packed with archival photos and fascinating facts, along with The All-Star Comedy Special, a free bonus DVD which includes performances by the top comedians on The Ed Sullivan Show including Alan King, Flip Wilson, George Carlin, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, Rich Little, Richard Pryor, Rodney Dangerfield and many more. (Available exclusively from Time Life $119.96).

Since the earliest days of country music, gospel music spilled from the Sunday morning church pews and was recorded by the popular artists of the day. And it’s that powerful and undeniable connection between its most iconic performers and gospel that’s celebrated in the inspirational 10-disc collector’s set, AMAZING GRACE: COUNTRY STARS SING SONGS OF FAITH AND HOPE, available just in time for holiday gift giving!

Spotlighting some of the best-loved artists in country music, and featuring 153 incredible live performances, this collection is filled with the sharing of powerful songs of faith that have reverberated inside church walls and concert halls for decades. 

Now for the very first time, home audiences can enjoy live performances of the greatest country artists performing songs of faith and hope, all in one stunning, star-studded collection. Highlighted by live performances from Alan Jackson, Alabama, the Statler Brothers, Josh Turner, Vince Gill, Randy Travis, George Jones, Reba McEntire, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, Tennessee Ernie Ford, the Gatlin Brothers and dozens more, they’ve all gone back to their roots to revive such timeless hymns as “Amazing Grace”, “How Great Thou Art”, “In the Garden”, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and more!  A powerful intersection between faith and art, this collectible set also includes bonuses too numerous to mention, but includes more than a dozen exclusive interviews and performances, a full-color 36-page collector’s book loaded with archival photos and two bonus DVDs from the “Opry Gospel Classics” set, featuring live performances from the stage of the iconic theater (Available exclusively on Time Life $134.95)

Time Life delivers RUSSELL SIMMONS’ DEF COMEDY JAM COLLECTION, the dopest, deffest DVD collection hailing from the smash-hit HBO series, a showcase for some of the biggest names in comedy – from Dave Chappelle and Kevin Hart to Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock and more! This iconic TV series gets the award-winning Time Life boxed set treatment with an epic 12-disc set featuring 36 of the best episodes from all 9 Seasons, a bonus DVD of Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer Present: All Star Comedy Jam, and a 24-page Def Comedy Jam collector’s booklet!

When Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam premiered on HBO in the winter of 1992, the nation’s cool kids took notice. The “for mature audiences only” show aired Fridays at midnight, leading legions of college students and young adults to exit the clubs and finds TVs – or not go out at all – so they could catch a half-hour glimpse of the would-be stars who made them laugh, and the hip-hop stars and superstar athletes who were in the studio audience. Def Comedy Jam would go on to become one of HBO’s earliest mega-hits, and by the late ’90s it was the #1 comedy show to ever air on pay TV and cable. In fact, no other modern-day comedy tour or series can boast a run so successful that dozens of its denizens were skyrocketed from regional obscurity to international superstardom, including Martin Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Tiffany Haddish, Tracy Morgan, Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac, and Kevin Hart. 

Now, Time Life delivers this smash series to comedy lovers everywhere with a 12-disc DVD set featuring the very best episodes from the biggest, groundbreaking, star-making comedy show of all time! Included in the jam-packed set are 36 episodes across all nine history-making seasons – over 23 hours of non-stop laughs from comedy giants such as Bill Bellamy, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Earthquake, Mike Epps, Adele Givens, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Queen Latifah, Martin Lawrence, Bernie Mac, Tracy Morgan, Chris Tucker, Sheryl Underwood, Damon Wayans, Jr., and so many more! Aside from far too many celebrity cameos to mention, the set also includes a bonus episode of “2 Raw 4 TV,” which speaks for itself. (Available exclusively on Time Life $99.95)

Each year, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors rock music’s greats during a prestigious black-tie ceremony. These induction ceremonies-featuring the biggest names in classic rock from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s – have become nearly as epic as the artists they celebrate. Across 10 DVDs, ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME IN CONCERT brings together the very best performances from 34 years of induction ceremonies – over 33 hours of incredible entertainment, along with poignant reunions, one-of-a-kind collaborations, moving and often hilarious induction speeches! 

Featuring 201 total performances, on ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME IN CONCERT, you’ll be treated to unforgettable performances by the likes of AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi, Cheap Trick, Chicago, ELO, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Mick Jagger, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul McCartney, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Prince, R.E.M., Paul Simon, Simon and Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Sting, James Taylor and U2. Classic rock aficionados will thrill to the once-in-a-lifetime on-stage collaborations including “Born To Run” – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band and Billy Joel, “Gimme Shelter” – U2 with Mick Jagger, Fergie and will.i.am, “The Weight” – The Band with Eric Clapton, “Teach Your Children” – Crosby, Stills & Nash with James Taylor and Emmylou Harris and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” – Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Dhani Harrison and Prince.

And the biggest and best video music collection Time Life has ever produced is now bigger and better than ever with 22 performances from 2018 and 2019 that have never been available before by artists including Bon Jovi, The Cars, Def Leppard, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, The Moody Blues and more! Also included in this set is a free 3 DVD bonus collection: the complete 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts an Emmy award-winning celebration called “the best concerts ever” it also includes a 36-page Rolling Stone Magazine souvenir booklet commemorating these shows. (Available exclusively at Time Life.com $119.96)

The 60s were a decade of change. New hopes, dreams, and attitudes created the fantastic music scene that still echoes to this day. Now, for the first time ever, the most significant artists performing their biggest pop hits from an unforgettable decade are together in FOREVER 60s, a 9-CD set guaranteed to bring you back to yesteryear!    

Only Time Life could bring music lovers such a variety of musical magic, including original hit recordings such as “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by The Beach Boys, “Cherish” by The Association, “Can’t Take My Eyes off You” by Frankie Valli, “These Eyes” by The Guess Who, “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” by Jackie DeShannon, “Oh, Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison, and so many more. Other iconic performers of the time includes the best-loved hits from Bobby Darin, Dionne Warwick, Elvis Presley, The Monkees, Neil Sedaka, The Rascals, Sony and Cher and more! FOREVER 60s also includes a FREE bonus CD “Motown’s 60s Classics” that includes hits from The Supremes, Four Tops, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder, along with a collectible 24-page booklet featuring photos and stories about the artists and their timeless 60s songs. (Available exclusively on Time Life $149.95)

Nothing matches the unmistakable passion of Soul music. The legends of Soul in the 50s and 60s brought us songs packed with intense passion and emotion, and these hits bring back wonderful memories of that era when all-time legends gave us the true beginnings of Soul. Now, for the first time ever, of the most beloved hits from this golden age of soul are together in Time Life’s FOREVER SOUL, a superlative 9-CD collection.

FOREVER SOUL features 154 original classics that defined a generation including “Respect” by Aretha Franklin, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” by Otis Redding, “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown, “I’ve Got A Woman” by Ray Charles, “Get Ready” by The Temptations, “In The Midnight Hour” by Wilson Pickett, and so many more! Other legendary artists on the collection who’ve reached deep into our hearts and touched our souls include Four Tops, The Impressions, The Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, The Temptations and more! Also included is a FREE Bonus CD, The Best of Sam Cooke, filled with 15 incredible hits by one of Soul’s most influential artists including “Wonderful World,” “Chain Gang,” “Bring It On Home To Me,” “You Send Me,” “Cupid,” and many more! (Available exclusively at Time Life.com $149.95)

Beaches, sunsets, and lazy afternoons filled with sun-kissed melodies and cherished memories. These are the songs that make every day feel like summertime. Sit back and relax with the soft rock sounds of the 70s and 80s with Time Life’s SUMMER BREEZE COLLECTION

Across 10 CDs, SUMMER BREEZE soft rock fans will thrill to the most unforgettable soft rock classics including “Breeze” by Seals & Crofts, “Sailing” by Christopher Cross, “Escape (The Pi&#f1a Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes. “Sara Smile” from Daryl Hall & John Oates, “Still the One” from Orleans and “Even the Nights Are Better” by Air Supply. Other favorite artists of the time include Ambrosia, America, Bread, Chicago, Phil Collins, Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Dan Fogelberg, Kenny Loggins, Toto and so many more! Included is also a FREE Bonus CD, Classic Rock Ballads, filled with 16 hits including “Let Me Take You Home Tonight” by Boston, “Lady” by Styx, “Heaven” by Warrant, “Keep On Loving You” by REO Speedwagon, “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” by Meat Loaf and more! (Available exclusively on TimeLife.com $139.95)

Austin City Limits is the longest-running music show in television history, and since the beginning it has held a special connection to country music. Beloved by artists and fans alike, Austin City Limits is known for authentic music presented in live and uncut performances and with AUSTIN CITY LIMITS COUNTRY, home audiences can experience Austin City Limits country music like never before! 

Hand-selected from over 40 years of Austin City Limits archives AUSTIN CITY LIMITS COUNTRY brings together most iconic country artists across five decades performances their most beloved hits, and features an astounding 164 live, uncut performances from 1974 – 2018 including Willie Nelson’s “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain,” Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues,” George Strait’s “Amarillo By Morning”, Reba McEntire’s “Whoever’s In New England”, Vince Gill’s “Whenever You Come Around”, Alan Jackson’s “Livin’ On Love”, and Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying.” Other country icons featured include   Loretta Lynn, Marty Robbins and Buck Owens, superstars such as Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, and Randy Travis plus today’s greats including Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, and Brad Paisley. 

Plus, AUSTIN CITY LIMITS COUNTRY includes once-in-a-lifetime collaborations like Sheryl Crow and Kris Kristofferson singing “Me and Bobby McGee” Vince Gill and Patty Loveless singing “After The Fire Is Gone” and Emmylou Harris singing “Crazy” along with Willie Nelson who wrote the song. Also featured are bonus interviews a FREE bonus DVD of the Austin City Limits 1974 pilot episode featuring a complete Willie Nelson concert and a collectible memory booklet. (Available exclusively on TimeLife.com $119.96)

About Time Life Time Life is one of the world’s pre-eminent creators and direct marketers of unique music and video/DVD products, specializing in distinctive multi-media collections that evoke memories of yesterday, capture the spirit of today, and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. TIME LIFE and the TIME LIFE logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.

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CITY CRUISES' CHICAGO HOLIDAY via 360 MAGAZINE

CITY CRUISES’ CHICAGO HOLIDAY

RING IN THE SEASON OF JOY WITH CITY CRUISES’ CHICAGO HOLIDAY 2022 OFFERINGS INCLUDING THANKSGIVING DINNER, CHRISTMAS EVE BRUNCH & NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS SPECIAL 

Spend your holidays on the water enjoying the breathtaking Chicago skyline and NYE fireworks with a spectacular view from City Cruises’ Chicago vessels departing for every merry celebration   

City Cruises Chicago invites guests to celebrate the festive holiday season cruising along the water with several themed cruises perfect for the season of joy. City Cruises Chicago presents a Thanksgiving Day Premier Plus Lunch Cruise, the Christmas Eve Premier Dinner Cruise, New Year’s Eve Signature Dinner Cruise & more. 

“We are thrilled to share the beauty of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River over the winter months as well as spread some holiday cheer,” said Dan Russell, chief operating officer, City Cruises. “We offer a unique holiday experience for those who attend any of our themed cruises and cannot wait to celebrate this time of year with our guests.”    

City Cruises’ Chicago holiday offerings include:  

  • Thanksgiving Day Signature Lunch Cruise: Guests will enjoy a delectable holiday lunch buffet and creative hand-crafted cocktails. Other features include DJ entertainment, spectacular views of the Adler Planetarium and Willis Tower, climate controlled interior decks and more. 
  • Thursday, November 24 
  • Board: 2:00pm | Cruise: 2:30pm – 4:30pm 
  • Thanksgiving Day Premier Lunch Cruise: This memorable event will feature a 2-course prix fixe holiday menu, full cash service bar, festive decor, the most breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline and curated music from a DJ.  
  • Thursday, November 24 
  • Board: 2:00pm | Cruise: 2:30pm – 4:30pm 
  •  Thanksgiving Day Premier Plus Lunch Cruise: This glass-enclosed, luxurious cruise will feature a 3-course prix fixe lunch, exquisite views of Chicago architecture, full cash service bar, and many reasons to give thanks. 
  • Thursday, November 24 
  • Board: 2:00pm | Cruise: 2:30pm – 4:30pm 
  • Signature Santa Lunch Cruise: Enjoy a cruise with Santa Clause. This event features a 2-course holiday lunch, a special visit from Santa, festive cocktails, and holiday fun for the whole family. 
  • Sunday, December 4 
  • Board: 11:30 AM | Cruise: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM 
  • Christmas Eve Premier Plus Brunch Cruise: Enjoy the most premium experience offered by City Cruises Chicago, sailing on their glass enclosed Odyssey vessel. The event includes a holiday 3-course brunch, unprecedented views from the Chicago River, holiday joy and more. 
  • Saturday. December 24 
  • Board: 12:00PM | Cruise: 12:30PM – 2:30PM 
  • Christmas Eve Premier Dinner Cruise: Enjoy a Christmas Eve you won’t forget, This event features a 3-course holiday meal, DJ entertainment, festive cocktails, and holiday fun for the family with a panoramic view from Lake Michigan. 
  • Saturday, December 24 
  • Board: 6:00PM | Cruise: 7:00PM – 10:00PM 
  • New Year’s Eve Signature Lunch Cruise:  Ring in the New Year on City Cruises’ Chicago two-hour lunch event including an elegant lunch buffet, sparkling wine toast, exceptional views of Chicago’s skyline, festive decor and a whole bunch of cheers. 
  • Saturday, December 31 
  • Board: 11:00am | Cruise: 11:30am – 1:30pm 
  • New Year’s Eve Signature Dinner Cruise: Countdown to midnight from Lake Michigan this year. Celebrate in style with a tasteful holiday dinner, full bar service, spectacular views of the festive fireworks and more.  
  • Saturday, December 31 
  • Board: 8:30pm | Cruise: 9:30pm – 12:30am 
  • New Year’s Eve Premier Dinner Cruise: Cheers to 2023 overlooking a spectacular fireworks show right from Lake Michigan on this three-hour cruise event. Watch as fireworks light up the night, accompanied by a 3-course dinner, DJ entertainment, sparkling wine toast at midnight, and the best views possible.  
  • Saturday, December 31 
  • Board: 7:30 PM | Cruise: 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM  
  • New Year’s Eve Premier Plus Dinner Cruise: Whether a family outing, date night or a hang out with friends, this epic cruise along the Chicago River is the perfect place to take in the Navy Pier Fireworks Show.  Enjoy a sparkling wine toast at midnight, unbeatable views of Chicago’s architecture, amazing photo ops, silver/gold/platinum packages, and  delicious dinner options.  
  • Saturday, December 31 
  • Board: 8:30pm | Cruise: 9:30pm – 12:30am 

Guests can book the Early Bird special to save 15% by using the promo code NYE15, valid through November 13. For up-to-date pricing and availability, or to book an event, please click here.  

About City Experiences 

City Experiences represents Hornblower Group’s expansive portfolio of water and land-based experience companies and includes two sub-brands: City Cruises and City Ferry.  City Cruises companies operate dining, sightseeing and private events across 22 destinations in the U.S., Canada and the UK.  City Cruises companies also operate cruises on behalf of the National Park Service and the Niagara Parks Commission and currently hold service contracts to provide ferry service to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, Alcatraz Island and Niagara Falls.  City Ferry companies offer specialized knowledge and expertise required to transport passengers, vehicles and other cargo safely across inland and coastal waterways, serving as operator of NYC Ferry and Puerto Rico ferry system, among others.  

City Experiences’ portfolio of companies also offers a range of water- and land-based experiences including shore excursions, partner-offered experiences, multi-port packages, with companies including Cruising Excursions, ShoreTrips, Niagara Jet Adventures and Walks products.  For more information visit cityexperiences.com

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POW! – ABC Thankful Me

POW! Kids Books is proud to present the Fall 2022 release of ABC Thankful Me

Written by Kyaw Lin /  Illustrated by Yuliya Pieletskaya

Children learn the alphabet and practice gratitude with this dazzling ABC book of everyday wonders.

There are endless things to be thankful for, but let’s start with 26. 
This delightfully illustrated picture book takes young readers (and adults) on an alphabetical adventure that is sure to leave them feeling abundant, positive, and joyful.

D is for dancing. 
Thank you, dancing. 

I shake my hips and swing them side to side. 
Life is a dance, so dance and feel alive. 
 
`
E is for evening. 
Thank you, evening. 

A gorgeous sunset floods the golden sky.
I lie on sunlit grass till stars come by.    

ABC Thankful Me, written in gentle, rhythmic rhyme, is an ideal read-aloud book and a perfect bedtime meditation on life’s many blessings.

Kyaw (Cho) Lin immigrated to the United States from Myanmar at the age of seven, barely speaking a word of English. Determined to learn the new language, he spent most of his childhood visiting public libraries in Queens, New York. After stumbling upon numerous romantic novels and human anatomy books, he would later come home with various uncomfortable questions for his parents. These days, he continues to visit local libraries. However, his wife and two know-it-all sons now accompany him.

Yuliya Pieletskaya is a children’s book illustrator and 3D environmental artist. Originally from Odessa, Ukraine, she immigrated to upstate New York at the age of 9. She currently lives in Chicago with her husband and two bunnies. In her spare time, she wanders the prairies of Illinois, looking for birds, flowers, and bunnies to admire from afar. She is passionate about protecting all of America’s public lands and wildlife, as well as environmental justice. This is her second published book.

A partial preview is available here: ABC Thankful Me

Alphabet / Thanksgiving / Values & Virtues
Hardcover, 28 pages, 7 x 8 inches
ISBN: 978-1-57687-999-3, $16.99 USD/$22.99 CAD

High-res scans to your specification are available upon request; scanning from the book or lifting images from the mechanical file are strictly prohibited. Mandatory credit line: ABC Thankful Me written by Kyaw Lin and illustrated by Yuliya Pieletskaya, published by POW! Kids Books

ABC Thankful Me is available for pre-order now through our website and book retailers

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Himiway Launches Four New E-bikes

Himiway promises a more exciting fall this year, thanks to the upcoming launch of 4 new cutting-edge electric bikes from the company. Watch livestream here.

Himiway is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of its 4 types of brand new e-bike models in January 2022 of next year. The electric bike company recently released the teaser for the upcoming models; even though the teaser doesn’t reveal elaborate details about the bikes yet it has already created a  lot of buzz in the outdoor adventure world. Going by the tradition with other Himiway bikes, the upcoming ones too would be under affordable range,  with prices comfortably ranging between $1,000-under$3,000.

The 4 new Himiway bikes that are slated to be launched in January 2022 are – Softail Supreme E-bike, Multifunctional E-bike, and Premium All-terrain E-bike.

“We are thrilled to share that we will soon be launching 3 types of state-of-the-art new electric bike models come fall. While one of them would be the most innovative model from our lineup ever, another one would be an advanced utility bike that would be handy for your daily affairs. The third one is exclusively designed for outdoor enthusiasts and would make a robust partner for your off-road adventures across all terrains”, stated the leading spokesperson from Himiway.

As per the reports, Softail Supreme and Multifunctional models would be new additions to the company lineup. On the other hand, the Premium All-terrain E-bike is speculated to be the successor of the Himiway’s crowd-favorite Cruiser Electric Fat bike. However, these are just speculations- the Premium All-Terrain version may be a completely new variation for all-terrain electric bikes as well.

The Softail Supreme model stands out as the “most innovative” electric bike ever built by Himiway. Engineered with cutting-edge “first-notch” suspension (especially rear and front, based on softail designation), the bike promises to deliver an all-new experience for the riders. Going by the Himiway teaser, the model would be priced somewhere around $2,099 to say, under $4,000.

The second one, Multifunctional E-bike, is being dubbed as an all-rounder that would make a valuable addition to a busy and active family. From ferrying children to making deliveries to quick grocery shopping sessions, the bike has been designed to handle all. The bike will be $2,099.

The Premium All-terrain Electric Fat Bike is an advanced crossover between mountain and urban electric cruiser. As the name suggests, this model is especially designed for off-road adventures and has been equipped with major required features like, extended battery and incredible speed. The upcoming bike will also impress with its stylish looks. As Himiway hasn’t mentioned about fat tires with this bike, the model is likely to be a completely new model from the company. However, the other descriptions sound very similar to that of the previous Cruiser fat bike from Himiway. In regard to cost, the bike is speculated to come around $1,999.

360 MAGAZINE is an avid fan, and you can check out our very own Vaughn Lowery as a newly appointed ambassador for Himiway here.

About Himiway

A pioneer of electric bikes in the American market, Himiway specializes in manufacturing advanced fat tire electric bikes at affordable ranges. The company is based in California, USA, but has recently expanded to markets globally, covering all of the USA as well as Canada, the U.K., and Germany.

For additional information, please visit HERE.

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Tips For Smart Home Devices During Thanksgiving

November brings a great amount of excitement in the air – football season is in full swing, basketball is about to start, and Thanksgiving and holiday shopping are right around the corner.

Of course, that also means half of America’s football teams are already out of contention, and people have already begun to stress about Thanksgiving planning and their holiday shopping.

Fortunately, with all the “smart home” devices now at our disposal, everyone’s Thanksgiving Day preparation and cooking this year is sure to be “smarter” than ever. From smart thermometers and smart vacuums to Amazon Echo and Alexa devices, Thanksgiving Day prep and cooking should be a snap. 

Smart Devices Can Still Cause Frustrations

Unfortunately, a house filled with smart devices doesn’t necessarily make our cooking experience that much smarter. According to a recent survey, 74% of connected consumers have experienced technical challenges in the past year. Even before the pandemic, 36% of smart device owners said they haven’t connected their product because they don’t know how. In addition to product issues, 55% of respondents said their internet speeds have been slower since the pandemic began.

Just having a connected home doesn’t always mean it’s smooth sailing for smart device connectivity. Here are a few tips from personal tech support experts to keep technical frustrations to a minimum on Turkey Day.

  •   Use your Amazon Echo Show to view your favorite recipes. Pause, playback, etc. and see the recipe on the screen as you go. Need other food ideas, just ask Alexa for top Thanksgiving recipes!
  •   Make shopping for your groceries simpler with free apps like AnyList. Just download the app, register, and then start creating custom lists. Want to share your list with a family member or friend, no problem, that’s easy, just send the list from within the app to their email address. Once they click the link and download the app they will be able to see your list and add, change, delete items.
  •   Want to put a little pep in your meal prep? Use your smart speaker to play your favorite holiday songs while you’re cooking. Did you know that if you are an Amazon Prime member you get access to Amazon Music for free? Just ask Alexa to play your favorite tunes like “Alexa, play Feeling Thankful music.”  Also, did you know that iHeart Radio is free as well? Just download and register the app, make sure to add the “skill” to your Amazon Alexa app to let it work with iHeart Radio.  Try “Alexa, play iHeart Christmas Rock.”
  •   Want to start decorating for holidays early? Pick up some smart plugs and connect your holiday lights, tree and other electric devices and then create a “group” like “Holidays inside”.  Then, use your Google or Amazon device for voice commands like “Hey Google, turn on Holidays inside” and watch as all your gadgets turn on.
  •   Did you know you can use your Google Home device, your Amazon Echo device, or your iPhone Siri service to set multiple timers to keep track of your food cook times?  Try “Alexa, remind me in 15 minutes to check the turkey.
  •   Made a mess while cooking and too tired to clean it up yourself, use your smart vacuum to do some post-Thanksgiving cooking cleanup. You can create custom rooms with your iRobot app and then just send it directly to the room that needs a little extra tidying up.

Planning Can Save Frustration

Plan and make sure all your home’s smart devices are connected and working properly by contacting your tech support specialist home consultants ahead of the big day. You can also use a Wi-Fi speed check to make sure your Internet network speed is running at an optimal level when more family members begin to arrive and there are even more devices in the home running off your Wi-Fi. What’s more, you’ll want to check and make sure all your smart devices used in the kitchen are near the internet router, or if they are too far away there are always solutions like mesh routers and new Wi-Fi 6 routers that can extend your Wi-Fi range. Remember, slower internet speeds don’t always mean it’s your internet service provider’s fault.

About The Author: Scott McKinley is AVP, Global New Product Development for Personal TechPro, the connected device premium tech support solution for the Pocket Geek Home solution.

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Go “BTS” w/ Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Dallas Black Dance Theatre welcomes the public to enjoy a free Behind the Scenes viewing of its two professional companies, as well as three performing academy ensembles through the Thanksgiving holiday. The performance allows viewers to get insight on the rehearsal process, get a first look at more upcoming works and a chance to meet the dancers. MUFG Union Bank is the presenting sponsor for the Behind the Scenes performances. Live performances begin on Monday and Tuesday, November 22-23, 2021 at Noon CST in the Dallas Black Dance Theatre at 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX. 75201.

The experience has quickly become a holiday tradition for families during Thanksgiving break, and seating has swiftly reached volume. The Monday performance can still be viewed on-demand for free from Monday, November 22, 2021 at 3:00 pm until Sunday, November 28, 2021, at 11:59 CST.

DBDT and DBDT: Encore!
Monday, November 22, 2021

Dallas Black Dance Theatre and DBDT: Encore! will be presented in this free program. DBDT will showcase excerpts from its 45th season, along with rehearsal run-throughs and previews for what is in store for Cultural Awareness February 18-19, 2022. DBDT: Encore! will share a piece of works prepared for Black History Month and Rising Excellence April 22-23, 2022.

Dallas Black Dance Academy
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Dallas Black Dance Academy will showcase the talents of students in three performing ensembles. The Allegro Performing Ensemble, DBDT’s premier academy ensemble, will provide a class demonstration. The Senior Performing Ensemble displays the choreographic process, and the Junior Performing Ensemble will perform an excerpt from one of their works.

If you would like to get on the waitlist for the free in-person performances, RSVP to ticketsales@dbdt.com with your name, the date you would like to attend, the number of tickets needed, and your cell phone number.

For more performance details visit www.DBDT.com.

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Beach Yoga SoCal × LupasLA – Friendsgiving

Beach Yoga SoCal is celebrating Friendsgiving with a month of gratitude offering unique, beachfront wellness experiences throughout the month of November to raise awareness for Lupus LA. The popular Santa Monica wellness studio is offering a Friendsgiving package of “10 shareable classes for $150” through Nov. 30, with 10% of all profit from Friendsgiving sales being donated to Lupus LA, a leading nonprofit health organization dedicated to finding the causes and a cure for Lupus. Perfect for locals and tourists alike, Beach Yoga SoCal provides daily wellness by the water for all levels while supporting a great cause!

Vee Desai Gomez, Founder and Lead Instructor of Beach Yoga SoCal began teaching yoga after being diagnosed with Lupus, an autoimmune illness five years ago. Vee quickly realized the benefits of yoga and how it helped her cope with her illness. “I am excited to offer our all-levels yoga classes to raise awareness and support Lupus LA, a wonderful organization supporting a cause near and dear to my heart,” says Gomez. Vee is also an Autoimmune Coach, and her coaching program is called Immune Strong Coaching. 

“The therapeutic effect of being by the water improves mental and physical health and has a number of important mental health benefits that help cope with the disease. All of your senses are heightened when you spend time on the beach. Staring at the blue ocean actually changes brain wave frequency, and puts us in a meditative state. The sound of the waves, coupled with the sight of the ocean, activates the parasympathetic nervous system which allows us to relax and be more engaged. The oxygen atoms by the ocean have an extra electron which gives the atom a negative charge. This allows you to breathe deeper and fill your lung capacity resulting in an energy boost. In my classes, I show students how to connect with their environment while bending and moving the body in a functional way.” 

In addition to the “10 classes for $150” Friendsgiving promotion, BYSC will also be offering a full moon ceremony on Nov. 19th which includes intention setting, yoga, and sound bath. Athleta will also be sponsoring the Signature Beach Flow class on Nov. 14 & Nov. 28th at 10:30 a.m. and giving away free swag bags and raffling a $100 gift certificate to attendees (while supplies last).

Beach Yoga SoCal (BYSC) offers 25 classes per week for all levels taught by leading West Coast wellness instructors, with a variety of wellness experiences such as yoga, sound baths, meditations, various sunrise and sunset beach flow sessions, restorative slow flow, and sunset Yoga nidra and savasana. Class prices range from 10 classes for $150 (3 months to use and are shareable with family and friends), $25 drop-in, and unlimited $200 (excludes workshops or events). Members get special invites, discounts, events, health happy hours, and more. 

Beach Yoga SoCal has two locations directly on the beach in Santa Monica, CA. The first is in front of Perry’s Cafe by the water, South of Santa Monica Pier and just North of Lifeguard Tower 26. The second location is North of Santa Monica Pier by Lifeguard Tower 2, in front of the Annenberg Community Beach House. Parking is located at 2600 Barnard Way Santa Monica, CA 90405 for $1/hr, 2 hr Max (lot is on the right). The big lot on the left is all-day parking for $12 per day. Walk towards Perry’s Beach Cafe.

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Holiday Sip List

With the weather getting colder, and the holidays approaching, it’s time to think about the holidays.The gifts. The Friends and family. The liquor. 360 Magazine has compiled a list of the perfect cocktails for this holiday season.

Pumpkin Boilermaker 

Ingredients:

Method: Add 2 dashes of aromatic bitters to any quality pumpkin ale and drop Fistful of Bourbon into the beer. Drink and be merry.

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Fistful of PSL 

Ingredients: (makes approximately 2 drinks)

  • 1 part of Fistful of Bourbon
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tablespoon of pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 cup of coffee

Method: Add all ingredients except for the bourbon in a warming vessel – this could be a pot on the stove for a few minutes or in a bowl, covered with Saran Wrap, cut 3 slits and microwave for 1 minute. Once warm, pour in Fistful of Bourbon and transfer into your favorite mug. Top with whip cream and dust with pumpkin spice. 

Select Cranberry Paloma  

Created by Milagro Tequila

  • Ingredients 
    • 1 ½ parts Milagro Select Silver
    • ¾ part fresh lime juice
    • ¾ part cranberry juice
    • ½ part thyme simple syrup
    • 2 parts pink grapefruit soda
  • Preparation
    • Combine all ingredients except soda in a Boston shake and shake well. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice and garnish with cranberries.
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Autumn Apple Snap  

Created by Hendrick’s Gin

  • Ingredients 
    • 1 1/2 parts Hendrick’s Gin
    • 3/4 part Lemon Juice
    • 3/4 part Apple Juice or Apple Cider
    • Top with Ginger Beer
    • Apple Slices and Grated Nutmeg to Garnish
  • Preparation
    • Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice and lightly churn. Garnish with apple slices and grated nutmeg.
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Little Bit Bittah

Created by Reyka Vodka Brand Ambassador Trevor Schneider 

  • Ingredients 
    • 12 parts Reyka Vodka 
    • 9 parts Grapefruit Juice 
    • 3 parts Grenadine
    • 3 parts Campari

Method: Shake and strain into iced rocks glass. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.

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Carpe Dia Punch

Ingredients:

  • 6 parts Milagro Añejo
  • 3 parts hibiscus tea
  • 3 parts ginger beer
  • 3 parts fresh lime juice
  • 1 part blackberry syrup
  • Sage leaves
  • Blackberries

Method: Pour all ingredients, except ginger beer, in a punch bowl over a block of ice. Top with ginger beer and stir intermittently. Garnish with blackberries and sage.

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Jubilee Punch

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz Hendrick’s Gina
  • 2 oz Maraschino Liqueur
  • 2 oz Lemon juice
  • 2 oz Elderflower Cordial
  • 12 oz Sparkling apple cider
  • Slices of fruit (apples, lemons, cucumber) to garnish

Method: Combine ingredients in a punch bowl over a block of ice.Ladle punch over ice a few times, garnish and serve.

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Irish Tea-Se-Tea
Created by Tullamore D.E.W. Brand Ambassador Gillian Murphy 

Ingredients: 

● 2 parts Tullamore D.E.W. Original 

● 1.5 parts Irish Breakfast Tea 

● 0.75 part lemon juice 

● 0.75 party simple syrup Method: Mint to garnish. Add all ingredients to a punch bowl.Garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint. Serve over ice in a wine glass.

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Fistful of PSL

Ingredients: (makes approximately 2 drinks)

  • 1 part of Fistful of Bourbon
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tablespoon of pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 cup of coffee

Method: Add all ingredients except for the bourbon in a warming vessel – this could be a pot on the stove for a few minutes or in a bowl, covered with Saran Wrap, cut 3 slits and microwave for 1 minute. Once warm, pour in Fistful of Bourbon and transfer into your favorite mug. Top with whip cream and dust with pumpkin spice.

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Espresso Martini

Ingredients: 

  • 2 parts Reyka
  • 1 parts espresso
  • .5 parts simple syrup

Method: Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake, strain into a martini glass, and garnish with espresso beans.

Espresso Martini [Image] Ingredients:  2 parts Reyka 1 parts espresso .5 parts simple syrup Method:  Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake, strain into a martini glass, and garnish with espresso beans.

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Created by Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador Allan Roth

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve
  • ½ part Drambuie
  • ¼ part coffee liqueur
  • ¼ part demerara syrup
  • 1 barspoon China China
  • Egg white or chickpea water
  • Coffee beans, to garnish

Method:  Combine all ingredients except for the coffee beans in a shaker and shake to incorporate the egg white.  Add ice and shake again.  Pour into a coupe.  Garnish with coffee beans.

Notes: 

  • After dinner drink, espresso martini inspired
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Harvest Honey

Created by The Balvenie Brand Ambassador Naomi Leslie

  • Ingredients
    • 2 oz The Balvenie Sweet Toast of American Oak 12 Year Old
    • ½ oz Pineau des Charentes Dessert Wine
    • 1 barspoon Spiced Honey
    • 3 dashes Molasses Bitters
  • Preparation
    • Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, add ice, and stir briefly. Strain into a coupe glass.
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D’USSE Far East

Ingredients: 

1 1/2 Parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac 

1/2 Part Amaretto Liqueur 

3 Parts Chai Tea 

1/2 Part Vanilla Syrup 

1/2 Part Almond Milk 

2 Dashes Cardamom Bitters 

Glass & Garnish: Highball & Star Anise 

Method: Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an ice-filled highball glass. 

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D’USSE Hot Toddy

Ingredients: 

2 Parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac 

4 Parts Hot Black Tea 

1 Part Honey Syrup 

Glass & Garnish: Glass Mug & Orange Peels, Cinnamon Stick 

Method: Steep tea in a glass mug. Add D’USSÉ and honey syrup, then stir. 

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Mistletoe Mimosa

Ingredients:

0.5oz Elderflower liqueur

2 drops Orange Water

Splash Cranberry juice

Sparkling Wine

Garnish with 1/2 sugar rim & fresh cranberry/rosemary spring

Available at The Breakfast Club LA.

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AGUA FRESCA

Ingredients:

Ketel One

Coconut Water

Canela

Lemon

Pineapple

Aperol

Available at Toca Madera Modern Mexican Restaurant

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ALMA DE SOL

Ingredients:

Avion Reposado

Turmeric & Arbol St. Germain

Lemon

Passionfruit

Zucca Amaro

Red Wine Float

Available at Toca Madera Modern Mexican Restaurant

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Rosemary Margarita

Pair with Pozole Rojo (A Rich Soup Made With Hominy) 

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz 1800 Cristalino 
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 0.5 oz orange liqueur
  • 0.5 oz agave syrup
  • Rosemary sprig
  • Lime wedge

Directions: Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass rimmed with salt. Garnish with rosemary sprig and lime wedge. 

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Oaxaca Hot Chocolate 

Pair with Marranitos (Mexican Gingerbread Pigs)

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz 1800 Reposado
  • 0.25 oz Agavero Original
  • 6 oz Mexican hot chocolate 
  • Dark chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon and cayenne for garnish 

Directions: Add ingredients to a glass coffee mug and stir to combine. Garnish with pinches of dark chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon and cayenne to taste. 

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Tequila Toddy

Pair with Mexican Buñuelos (Fried Dough With Cinnamon Sugar) 

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz 1800 Añejo
  • 2 oz apple cider
  • 2 oz boiling water
  • 0.25 oz honey
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Lemon wedge 

Directions: Add ingredients to a footed glass coffee mug and stir to combine. Garnish with two lemon wheels and two cinnamon sticks. 

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