New Arts and Entertainment, Wine Tasting Rooms, Food and Drink
Downtown Napa, which has been dubbed The Wine Tasting Room Capital of the World, is the premier Napa Valley experience. This fall, discover new outdoor recreation, entertainment, tasting rooms, restaurants and more in wine country’s most walkable destination. Here’s what’s new in Downtown Napa this fall:
New Outdoor Recreation
Napa Valley Bike Tours has a new e-bike tour that starts and finishes from the Wine & Brews E-Bike Cruise location in Downtown Napa. The cruise includes stops at a local winery for a tasting and picnic lunch and a unique winery and brewery tasting room experience.
New Wine Tasting Rooms:
Ox & the Fox Wine Bar received its liquor license and is now serving cocktails among its existing beer and wine selection. The front of the building has also been expanded to welcome more guests in to enjoy the expanding menu.
Wine Girl, a Scottsdale-based wine bar, is opening a location at 1321 First St. next to Anette’s Chocolates, making for a perfect bachelorette and girls’ holiday location in Downtown Napa.
Maison Verbena, a San Francisco-based store, opened the doors to a new location in First Street Napa. It is a young yet dynamic business passion about innovation with a goal to inspire and bring the idea of “fashion marketing” to the US.
State & First moved to a beautiful new space and updated its hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. State & First is exquisitely curated for the Napa Valley lifestyle, offering unique women’s and men’s clothing selections, jewelry and accessories that can’t be found anywhere else in the valley.
Color Theory recently moved to Main Street at Caymus. Color Theory carries a wide variety of name brand paints, mediums, papers and drawing utensils for artists of all skill levels.
On Sept. 20 at 7 p.m., Napa Valley Music Associates will host the 2022 series of Napa Valley Guitar Festival: Yuri Liberzon.The festival, hosted by Churchill Manor, will include music by contemporary Konstantiin Vassillev whose music synthesizes several styles including jazz, Russian Folk music and contemporary western traditions. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors/students.
Open Studios Napa Valley, a self-guided art discovery tour, will take place Sept. 17 to 18 and Sept. 24 to 25 from 10 a.m. to. 5 p.m. each day. Seventy local artists will showcase their work throughout Napa Valley. To view and print the Open Studios catalog and map, visit acnv.org.
Napa Drunken History Tour is a walking tour around Napa that takes visitors back in time to the origins of the city of Napa and the people who founded it. The tour, which has spots available Sept. 23 to Sept. 24 and Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, includes three stops at local establishments with local microbrew, boutique wine tasting and distilled spirits tasting.
The CIA at Copia/American Bounty at CIA Copia presents Southwestern Cuisine with Edgar Rico. Join Edgar Rico – 2022 James Beard Award winner for Best Emerging Chef and owner/chef at Nixta Taqueria in Austin, TX – and co-owner, Sara Maranbigi, for an adventure through the cuisine and culture of the southwest Sept. 24 to Sept. 25.
Uptown Theatre Napa, Downtown Napa’s ultimate destination for live entertainment, has a variety of upcoming shows this summer and fall. Headliners include “Weird Al” Yankovic with Emo Philips, UB40, Killer Queen: A Tribute to Queen and more.
The Cabernet Classic returns to The Meritage Resort and Spa for the second year from Nov. 4 to Nov. 6 in Downtown Napa. This experience features over 20 expert-led tastings featuring hundreds of wines, chef-curated dining experiences and playful events among the resort’s Napa Valley vineyards.
New Food & Drink:
The Meritage Resort and Spa opened The Village Bistro, a French-influenced pop-up dining experience with a wine country twist based on family style dining. The bistro features traditional French dishes in shareable plates, main courses, desserts and an extensive wine list.
Osha Thai now offers lunch special menus with choice of main course and an appetizer or salad for $25 from Tuesday to Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can choose from spicy basil chicken, garlic pepper pork, yellow curry, pad Thai, drunken noodles, beer braised chicken or beef cashew nuts.
Kitchen Door is now fully operating in its new space and has released its Pool Bar menu, served from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday, featuring delicious eats like potato bravas with smoked paprika and garlic aioli, deviled eggs with crispy pepperoni and picked red onions, beef carpaccio crushed with Himalayan truffle, chives, arugula, crispy potato, truffle aioli, and more.
Napa Yard, a new beer garden located across from CIA at Copia, has opened. It features a micro distillery café, bar, wine tasting area, gardens and event space. The bar will serve cocktails from garden-to-glass Concordia spirits infused on site.
Entrecôt, owned by Argentine-born proprietors Gonzalo Barrado and Maia Antonella Tesio, is now open on the Napa River in the Riverfront Complex, bringing Argentine cuisine to the Riverfront 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The menu includes tapas such as empanadas, ham and cheese croquettes, fried polenta with tomato sauce and cheeses and charcuterie with starters like gazpacho, vitello tonnato, and more.
Sky & Vine, tucked on the rooftop of Archer Hotel Napa, opened its Whiskey Bar. This reservation-only experience features a 100+ list of unique and rare whiskeys. It includes a small vintage collection and rounds out with a range of approachable selections, private barrel flights, specialty cocktails, and more.
For more information about Downtown Napa, including lodging, dining, wine tastings, shopping and things to do, visit donapa.com.
ABOUT NAPA TOURISM IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
Created in 2010, the Napa Tourism Improvement District (TID) is the official destination marketing organization for Downtown Napa/City of Napa. With a mission to increase overnight visitation and improve the local economy, the Napa TID promotes nearly 45+hotels and bed and breakfast properties, premier dining, wine tasting, shopping and local entertainment. The Napa TID utilizes its website (DoNapa.com), participates in the creation of local events and develops targeted marketing programs that drive overnight stays during the off-season and mid-week occupancy throughout the year.
Downtown Miami’s upcoming sophisticated venue for wine and spirits is slated to open this Fall at 333 SE 3rd Avenue. Maison MURA will serve and offer for sale an extensive selection of premium wine and spirits, as well as a refined food menu, all carefully curated by owners and long-time friends Matthieu Yamoum, the former Wine Director of New York’s Baccarat Hotel, and Philippe Vasilescu, the former Brand Ambassador for the prestigious LOUIS XIII Cognac de Remy Martin. Both share extensive and complementary experiences in the fine wine and spirits industry and have been working for over 2 years on this project to bring this bespoke experience to Miami.
“At Maison MURA, we love what we do and are excited to offer our guests in Miami a comprehensive wine list and menu that is thoughtful and provides a tailored and memorable experience whatever the occasion is! We will always strive to offer truly personalized service and consistently propose the finest expertise available to all of our clients,” says Vasilescu. “Our passion is meant to be shared every day and the only missing part of all our current ventures was to have our very own place instead of always hosting at different places! From the moment you enter Maison MURA, we want you to feel at home” said Yamoum.
With burgeoning shelves full of a few thousand top wines and spirits, an inviting and comfortable lounge offering all-day delicacies, and a 12-person private tasting room available for every occasion, guests can sit back and savor Maison MURA’s fare in casual opulence. Translated from French to English as “house,” Maison MURA offers something for everyone, from the one-time shopper to wine amateur to aficionados and collectors – a new way to discover, learn, acquire and share their wines and spirits with a like-minded community. The new venue will offer a catering service as well.
Although open to all, Maison MURA also offers a membership limited to 150 clients who get priority access to exclusive events, tastings with the world’s top winemakers, and invitations to special events and experiences—not only in Miami but all over the world. Other perks include early access to pre-sold and “en primeur” wines that are nearly impossible to secure, priority reservations of the private room to host events, and priority storage at their upcoming warehouse of any wines and spirits that you will buy through the shop. Membership can only be secured through Matthieu or Philippe.
A Paradise Retreat in the Backyard of a Concrete Jungle.
Since 1961, the Canadian international luxury brand, the Four Seasons Hotel and Resort, has been the exemplar case of continual innovation for an extraordinary five-star hospitality experience. California Health & Longevity Institute, at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, sustains a 40,000 sq. ft. spa, the largest of any Four Seasons Hotel worldwide. It offers a variety of services including, massage therapy, dentistry, dermatological services, chiropractic care, concierge medical services, and Eastern & Western modalities in a stateof-the-art medical facility.
After a laborious week at the LA office, we were enthralled by the luxuriant gardens and service culture of this particular property – seven floors containing 269 soundproofed rooms with a 24hr front desk. As soon as we hopped out our Dodge Challenger SRT, we were greeted by valet and whisked past an enchanting array of crystal chandeliers throughout the hall. Across from check-in was a refined coffee bar. A perfect stir for coffee and a quick bite. Adjacent is its premiere “Lobby Lounge” restaurant which had a picturesque view of central grounds, including whimsical waterfalls.
There is an extensive spectrum of amenities and services offered as part of the Taste of Wellness package. The Life Strategies Consultation was the first activity 360 Magazine took part in. It is planned to give you a customized plot, featuring realistic strategies to overcome life’s obstacles, skills for conflict resolution and building relationships. This experience, alone, will leave you motivated to reach your best self, and will reduce unnecessary stress and conflict in your pursuits. Allowing you to move forward moving in all aspects of your life. To make sure you maintain an optimal renewal experience, the SomaDome Meditation is a must! It can be described as a personal meditation pod, designed for maximum relaxation utilizing, calming color immersion therapy. The SomaDome will release you from its cocoon at peace, invigorated and restored. It’s the purest form of a mental detox, which goes hand-and-hand with the Detox Body Wrap; which, completes the experience of liberating yourself from unwanted tension and toxins in the body. With 28 single treatment rooms (some with enclosed rainfall shower stalls and fireplaces), there’s, literally, no room for any disturbance or interference. The Detox Body Wrap comprises of a full body exfoliation, scalp and neck massage, topped off with a Nanogold Repair Eye Mask, using natural collagen that diminishes wrinkles, reduces redness and evens skin too. This deep therapeutic treatment relaxes intense muscles and turns over an undeniable glow.
After our treatments, each of us snacked on granola, apples, and sipped herbal tea while viewing the indoor cascading water fountain. Next, we took advantage of the plunge pools, sauna, steam room and mosaic hot tub. We finished the long, yet, relaxing day enjoying a walk around the 450,000 sq. ft. grounds of the hotel. Don’t you dare cheat yourself by missing out on witnessing breathtaking views of the fifteen acres of verdant landscaping.We relished in the spa lounge, walked the grounds, reflected on our experiences, and next was dinner. In the Wellness Kitchen, enjoyed a glass of vino and dinner at the “Wine Wednesday” demonstration cooking class conducted by Paulette Lambert, R.D., CDE. Each meal is inspired by the current season, of which you visit, and is paired with a balanced tasting from a local winery. It’s a great replenishing meal after a day of total relaxation (check official site for dates and times). If you have toddlers and/or teens in tow, there’s a supervised children’s club, as well as, an arcade/game room to keep them satisfied. Moreover, we all know a glass of merlot can be messy, but don’t fret because dry cleaning and laundry services are on campus and eager to serve. If you’re an overachiever that doesn’t let off on enhancing your physical strength, the gym facility contains most equipment offered at premiere fitness institutions, akin Equinox.
360 Magazine’s stay at the Four Seasons Westlake was one that we hope to experience again. Every moment was savored, reflected upon, and written about. Why? Because we felt it necessary to divvy it up and share all the finer points with you. It isn’t just a hotel; it’s a home away from home, a destination for relaxation, and inspirational practice that stimulates a new way of thinking, living and self-care. It’s a place where millennials and baby boomers can join hands and agree on, at least one thing; the level of calm and tranquil service the Four Seasons Hotel and Resort will extend to you. If you haven’t been a guest there, put it down on your bucket list for 2017 and make it happen! Other attractions in the region include the Promenade at Westlake Village, the Sherwood Lakes Club, hiking/biking trails, kayaking and a nearby drop zone for skydiving. And, if you don’t have transportation, the hotel provides a courtesy car service within a three-mile radius.
For additional information on Four Seasons Westlake Wellness platform visit HERE.
Nestled in the heart of Santa Barbara’s vibrant Funk Zone, Hotel Californian is pleased to announce its summer calendar of engaging events and immersive experiences. Catering to visitors and locals looking to indulge in the hotel’s iconoclastic spirit, the chic urban hotel has curated a series of seasonal events that showcase its compelling indoor and outdoor spaces while embracing the vibrant vibe of the surrounding neighborhood. The exciting roster of activities includes the reintroduction of the hotel’s HOWL @ Djinn full-moon event series and Sunset Sessions with live DJs on the Mirador rooftop deck – both back after a two-year hiatus – along with the hotel’s first-ever Winemaker Dinner Series at Blackbird restaurant and in person wellness programming – all designed to further demonstrate the hotel’s connection to the local community and position as the pinnacle destination along the American Riviera. Dedicated to the pursuit of getting lost in the experience, Hotel Californian invites guests to fill their summer days and nights with unforgettable happenings that capture the untamed essence of Santa Barbara through these invigorating summer programs.
HOWL @ DJINN
Monthly at Djinn, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Guests can expect the unexpected as Hotel Californian brings back its popular HOWL @ Djinn full-moon event series with inventive cocktails by legendary mixologist Devon Espinosa. Happening monthly during each full moon in Djinn, the hotel’s library bar named after supernatural genies from Moroccan folklore, each event features mystic libations – with each month featuring a unique cocktail based on the lunar cycle, personalized Tarot card readings, and classic board games while local indie record label Val-Mar Records spins vinyl. Complimentary to join and open to guests and the public, visit Hotel’s Californian’s online calendar of events for more information or to RSVP for the next HOWL @ Djinn event:
• Wednesday, July 13: Buck Moon
• Thursday, August 11: Sturgeon Moon
• Friday, September 9: Harvest Moon
• Sunday, October 9: Hunter’s Moon
• Monday, November 7: Beaver Moon
• Wednesday, December 7: Cold Moon
Every Sunday from July 3 – September 4, Mirador rooftop deck, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Every Sunday from July 3 to September 4, audiophiles and sunset seekers alike can come together for Sunset Sessions at Mirador, Hotel Californian’s exclusive rooftop deck, to enjoy craft spirits, delectable bites, and live DJ sets. The ultimate wind down to the weekend, guests can take in 360-degree panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and majestic Santa Ynez Mountains as the sun sets over the American Riviera. The complete list of participating musical tastemakers, which will be unveiled on an ongoing basis, is being curated by popular local DJ Dan Dubinsky, who will also headline throughout the summer. Sunset Sessions is free to hotel guests and costs $15 presale and $20 at the door for locals. Space is limited so advance registration via Hotel Californian’s website is highly encouraged.
Monthly at Blackbird, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The newest addition to Hotel Californian’s program lineup is the Winemaker Dinner series, a monthly food and wine pairing hosted in Blackbird restaurant by visiting winemakers from the Foley Family Wines portfolio. Traveling oenophiles and local wine enthusiasts can indulge in exquisite wines paired with a four-course meal curated and prepared by Hotel Californian Executive Chef Travis Watson. This special dining experience features a rotating selection of wines from across the Foley Family Wines portfolio paired alongside local, sustainable dishes for a contemporary upscale dining experience like no other. Guests who enjoy the wines featured at the Winemaker Dinners can experience them again by visiting The Society: State & Mason, which is now open daily, from Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Serving as Santa Barbara’s newest refuge for wine aficionados in the bustling Funk Zone neighborhood, the intimate tasting room celebrates the intersection between world-class wines, exquisite cuisine, and immersive, memorable travel experiences. To learn more and book a reservation to the first Winemaker Dinner of the series on Thursday, June 23, visit Hotel’s Californian’s online calendar of events. Timing for each monthly event will be available online ongoing and pricing for each event varies.
SATURDAY SESSIONS AT MAJORELLE
Every Saturday until October 1, outdoors (weather permitting), 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Workouts don’t have to feel like work at Majorelle’s Saturday Sessions, which has returned in-person after being hosted virtually for the past two years. This summer, the exclusive fitness series will be curated by Los Angeles-based fitness instructor and founder of Recharge Wellness Co., Rachel McClusky, who also created The Recharge Method. Rachel has hand-selected a rotating lineup of all-star instructors and classes that emphasize the connection of mind and body while moving and creating a release, and she will also host her own series of classes during Saturday Sessions. From sun salutations to sculpt, HIIIT, barre, Pilates, dance cardio, healing meditation, and more, these feel-good fixes are suitable for all levels and provide the perfect excuse to hit pause, reconnect and recharge. Curious exercisers can continue to join these sessions via Hotel Californian’s Instagram LIVE every Saturday morning to get fit and fabulous from anywhere in the world. Upcoming Saturday Sessions include:
· Saturday, June 18: Barre with Amanda Glassman
· Saturday, June 25: Sculpt with Katie Mullen
· Saturday, July 2: Recharge Method with Rachel McClusky
· Saturday, July 9: Sculpt with Remy Kam
· Saturday, July 16: Yoga with Marquite Rene
· Saturday, July 23: Pilates with Alysia Pope
Saturday Sessions classes are $10 for locals and complimentary for hotel guests and members of Majorelle’s membership program. This newly launched offering provides members with two 60-minute Custom treatments per month, complimentary Fitness Center access, 20 percent off additional treatments and spa retail, access to the Tan-Tan rooftop pool (blackout dates apply), 10 guest passes per year, and $10 daily valet parking. Members also receive 15 percent off the Best Flexible Rate for an overnight stay and a 15 percent food and beverage discount at The Society: State & Mason, Blackbird, Goat Tree, Djinn, and Tan-Tan poolside dining. More information about membership and Majorelle’s one-of-a-kind spa treatments can be found at HotelCalifornian.com.
Situated 90 minutes from Los Angeles, 15 minutes from the Santa Barbara Airport, and one block from the Amtrak station, Hotel Californian is ideally situated for travelers seeking an iconoclastic getaway. Reservations for The Society: State & Mason’s seated tastings can now be made on Tock.com or by calling the hotel directly at (805) 882-0100. More information about the tasting room, membership to The Foley Food & Wine Society, and Foley Family Wines can also be found online at HotelCalifornian.com and FoleyWines.com.
There’s a reason California wine country is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Besides offering some of the best wines, Oenophiles are given the opportunity to experience the true terroir of the unique places where wines are grown, harvested, and transformed into magic in a bottle. With countless estates and tasting rooms to visit, the folks at Vintage Wine Estateshave assembled the ultimate visitor’s guide to Wine Country featuring some of the most popular wineries throughout Napa, Sonoma, and the Central Coast:
Napa may be the most visited area of California wine country and is home to some truly exceptional estates. Why not start at the less-traveled northernmost top of Napa Valley in Calistoga, known for its hot springs, mineral pools, and destination winery Clos Pegase. Renowned for its award-winning Michael Graves architecture, the estate boasts 20,000 square feet of caves and is situated beneath a volcanic knoll. The property features a stunning, drought-resistant gardenand a long-time commitment to estate-grown Napa Valley wines, Clos Pegase has a forty-year winegrowing heritage, producing Bordeaux and Burgundian varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
Girard Winery, located just across the lane from Clos Pegase, has been making exclusive and small-lot high quality Bordeaux varietal wines since 1975. Not long ago, Girard completed a stunning new winery featuring a state-of-the-art production facility and cellar. Most people elect to enjoy their wine and the perfect weather on the expansive veranda overlooking the estate vineyards.
But it doesn’t end there—peaceful Sonoma Valley is just west over the mountains.
Located between the Mayacamas range which separates Napa from Sonoma and Sonoma Mountain to the west is Sonoma Valley. Here, the stop is B.R. Cohn Winery, founded by Bruce Cohn, long time manager of The Doobie Brothers in 1994. A direct reflection of the quality of its vineyards, the wines include standout Olive Hill Estate, named for the nearly five hundred 160-year-old olive trees on the estate.
Up the road from B.R. Cohn is the century-old, five-generation, 1850-acre Kunde Family Winery, known for its acclaimed iron-rich, ancient red volcanic soils. Kunde is family-owned and operated with a hands-on team of 4th and 5th generation family members who remain committed to innovation while maintaining a deep, personal commitment to certified sustainable winegrowing and preserving the land for future generations. The mountaintop tasting high above the valley floor is the ideal place to sip wine and gaze out over the unforgettable vista.
Featuring a Tuscan-inspired tasting room and marketplace, the best stop to find you very own “house red” is Viansa Winery, which crafts wines to be enjoyed every day. Viansa is located at the southern entrance to Sonoma Valley and perched high above the wetlands of San Francisco Bay. Guests can taste wine and experience the view from one of the cozy outlooks or enjoy wood-oven pizza or a snack from the marketplace.
Heading south along the dramatic California Coast is the beach town of Arroyo Grande. It’s also a wine region overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Here the grand dame is Laetitia Vineyard & Winery. Founded by an established French Champagne house known for mėthode champenoise sparkling wines, the winery also produces still wines made from the traditional Champagne varieties, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Laetitia is proud to be a SIP Certified Winery (Sustainability in Practice). A favorite site in the vineyards are herds of sheep and goats who keep the weeds down naturally.
Please let me know if you are interested in running a summer travel guide piece on wine country. We would love for you to consider the Vintage Wine Estates wineries mentioned above which is also a partner ofTravel + Leisure Wine Club. In addition to offering exclusive wine selections, members are given the choice between two exclusive wine clubs that offer unparalleled in-person estate experiences at any of the estates we’ve mentioned.
Christian Ojeda heads to the California coastline on February 1, 2022, to serve as the latest executive chef of Lucia Restaurant & Bar. The search for the perfect, new executive chef ends as Ojeda is set to join the withstanding Bernardus culinary team. Ojeda comes from Montage Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, where he, too, was named executive chef.
Bernardus Lodge & Spa is known for its lavish lodging sporting 73- rooms in California. Adding Ojeda to the team is sure to introduce even more luxury to the estate. With 20+ years in the culinary industry, Ojeda originally graduated from the Art Institute of Denver with a Bachelor of Arts degree in hospitality management. He has worked in an array of European kitchens, along with Joël Robuchon and Hubert Keller’s notorious Fleur de Lys in Las Vegas. He has worked in other esteemed kitchens such as the Auberge Resort Collection’s Calistoga Ranch, Sky Lodge, Utah and his most recent executive role at the Montage Deer Valley Resort, Utah’s single Five-Star, Five Diamond hotel acreage.
The Chilean-rooted chef Christian Ojeda has mastered European culinary practices that set him apart. Combined with his superb style and flavor methodology, Ojeda is sure to enhance Lucia Restaurant & Bar only further. Sean Damery, vice president and manager of Bernardus Lodge & Spa, expresses his excitement for Ojeda joining the culinary team. He states, “We’re extremely proud of Lucia’s legacy and look forward to chef Christian taking the dining experience to the next level. His depth in flavor-forward techniques and presentation are a perfect fit for Lucia. Given the rich local resources in Monterey County – from land to sea – his style and creativity will have no boundaries.”
LUCIA RESTAURANT & BAR
Set amongst lush orchards and vineyards, the 90-seat Lucia Restaurant & Bar sports 2,300 sq. ft. with a heated dining terrace and opulent main dining room. The structuring and design of the dining room will have you in awe; adorned with white Italian leather, French floors, chandeliers and exterior fireplaces that engulf you in the remarkable culinary experience. Selections of private dining venues ranging from the Cooper’s Den to the 12-seat Wine Cellar, the five-seat Chef’s Table to the 15-seat Magnum Room, Lucia Restaurant & Bar offers a truly exceptional dining experience with menus assisted by a 15,000-bottle wine cellar.
ABOUT BERNARDUS LODGE & SPA
If you’re in search of a relaxing, true wine country retreat; look no more. Blending opulence with modern style, Bernardus Lodge & Spa is the perfect wine country vacation destination. Esteemed as a Forbes Travel Guide Four Star property, Bernardus Lodge & Spa reopened in 2015 as a fully refurbished resort. The estate is set on 28 Carmel Valley acres overflowing with vineyards, sporting 73 guestrooms, suites/ villas, the celebrated Spa at Bernardus, the one and only Lucia Restaurant & Bar and so much more. Bernardus Lodge & Spa is located on the Monterey Peninsula, 120 mi./193 km, south of San Francisco and 330 mi./531 km., north of Los Angeles. For information, contact Bernardus Lodge & Spa at 831-658-3400 or visit www.bernarduslodge.com.
Finding the perfect gift can be difficult, and when shopping for the person you love most, you certainly don’t want to get anything that’s not the best. A box of chocolates and flowers may be fine, but it’s much better to get something more original to show them you care.
360 has compiled a list of the best things to buy for your loved ones.
Louis Vuitton Essentials
Looking to spruce up your wardrobe with a little classic, luxury flare? Louis Vuitton has you covered with pieces from their Spring in the City Collection and Run55 collections. These youthful pieces showcase bright, upbeat colors that are sure to add an ambiance to your everyday pieces.
Beautify a table and enhance every culinary experience, one plate, one bowl, one dish at a time. More than just dishware, Stone+Lain craft experiences out of porcelain, china, and stone. Their plates and bowls come in a variety of colors, designs, and sizes as they are all about offering high-quality tableware that’s also highly affordable. Stone+Lain believes that a formal or casual table moment should be priceless, not pricey. From dreamy, marbled designs to sleek minimalist motifs, Stone+Lain appeals to all personal preferences with a vast array of unique and eye-catching settings. Porcelain, stoneware, bone china… they are the destination for tableware.
Kidrobot × The Andy Warhol Foundation
The newest collaboration from Kidrobot and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is launching on Kidrobot.com and in select museum stores. Andy Warhol Pop Art Collection One, a curated box containing apparel and limited-edition collectible tributes to the ground-breaking artist’s work, is strictly limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide.
Andy Warhol Pop Art Collection Dunny Box One includes:
Limited edition Andy Warhol “Self Portrait” short-sleeve t-shirt with printed signature sleeve (available in sizes S-XXL)
1 x mystery “Many Faces of Andy Warhol” 3-inch blind box figure
Andy Warhol “X-Ray Banana” 5″ Dunny
Two collectible Warhol rubber magnets measuring 3 inches each
Andy Warhol “15 Minutes” metal pin measuring 1.5 inches
The collection comes packaged in a Kidrobot x Andy Warhol box. Each box is limited to 1,000 worldwide and is only available on Kidrobot.com and museum stores.
Check out the entire Kidrobot x Andy Warhol line HERE.
Casio’s latest additions to its G-SHOCK MOVE lineup, the Burning Red Series, are perfect for a significant other. The new collection brings a striking red colorway to two of the brand’s most popular fitness models, the GBA900 and GBD200, which provide technical features to take your training to the next level.
Offering both function and style, the new GBA900RD-4A and GBD200RD-4 are built with the absolute toughness G-SHOCK models are known for, as well as the tools to provide users with customized technology to support a variety of workouts. This includes features like Bluetooth® functionality that enables users to measure running distance, speed, pace, calorie consumption, and more. Additional features include a step tracker, a graphical display of workout intensity, and an achievement graph to show progression towards individualized goals.
In addition, both models boast a built-in accelerometer, which can automatically record daily movements when paired with the G-SHOCK MOVE app. The innovative measurement function can log mileage, speed/pace, and calories burned, making sure users stay on track with their fitness goals for the new year.
The GBD200RD-4 also features a High Contrast MIP display, a slim profile, and a bold, red urethane band with multiple band holes to improve air exchange and provide enhanced comfort and moisture control, as well as ensuring a precise fit while on the move.
The GBA900RD-4A boasts a classic G-SHOCK shape along with a large LCD display, which provides the user with increased visibility of the multi-functional analog-digital display. Similar to the GBD200, the watch’s lugs have ventilation parts to improve air exchange and moisture-wicking, while the red urethane band features multiple band holes, allowing for precise length adjustments and maximum comfort while the wearer is on the move.
The new timepieces also come equipped with G-SHOCK technology including:
200M Water Resistance
2 Year Battery Life
LED (Super LED)
Full Auto Calendar
World Time (GBD200 only)
Dual Time (GBA900 only)
12/24 Hour Time Formats
The GBA900RD-4A will retail for $130 and the GBD200RD-4 will retail for $150. Both models will be available for purchase beginning this January at select G-SHOCK retailers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and HERE.
Alternatively, GMAS2100-4A offers octagonal bezels and a monochromatic look. This design is ideal for those who love a little pop of color in her day to day wardrobe.
Go slim, clean and bold with a mid-sized black resin band on GMS2100PG-1A4. Forged in stainless steel with rounded hairline finish, the strong rose gold bezel says superior style all the way. The lettering at the top and bottom are engraved as well, providing a simple, one-piece design.
The GMDB800-1 ($99) is one of our most stylish fitness watches to date. Its sleek black case matches any outfit, while the rose gold dial perfectly blends workout gear with casual style. It also is pairable with Bluetooth, meaning people can keep track of all of her workout stats safely on her phone.
A Hat or Jersey from Lids at American Dream
Leading sports retailer Lids has opened its first-ever store at American Dream, the unrivaled entertainment/retail center located minutes from New York City in East Rutherford, NJ. The new, 7,000 sq ft store at American Dream will be the first East Coast Flagship location for Lids and its largest store to date.
The new location will feature Lids’ signature assortment of vast headwear, apparel, jerseys, and novelty items for men, women, and kids. Product will include options from major North American leagues including MLB, NFL, NHL, and NBA, among others, as well as from go-to brands including Adidas, New Era Cap, ’47, Mitchell & Ness, Hurley, Oakley, Local Crowns, and more. With over 2,000 unique headwear selections and over 600 different jersey styles to choose from, this Lids store will have the largest selection of hats and jerseys in the U.S.
“We’re thrilled to kick off the new year strong with the opening of Lids’ debut East Coast Flagship Store at the iconic American Dream,” said Lawrence Berger: partner and chairman of FanzzLids Holdings. “Our largest Lids store to date will offer our shoppers the largest selection of headwear and jerseys anywhere in the U.S. with the vast team and product assortment our customers know to expect from us. We’re looking forward to locals and shoppers visiting from afar enjoying this top-of-the-line shopping experience.”
This flagship store will also feature an expanded customization section and offer on-site customization of hats, jerseys, t-shirts, and more at Lids’ signature Custom Zone. Additional features and experiential components will be added to the Lids store in the weeks to follow, including a jumbotron above the Custom Zone, located in the center of the store to replicate the look and feel of an in-game experience.
Maestro Moon Phase Watch
The Maestro Moon Phase gives a new meaning to space & time. A moon phase aperture at six o’clock adds an element of otherworldly romance to this classic watch. Moon phase displays were common on clocks & pocket watches dating back to the renaissance period. Combining art & science, this feature demonstrates watchmaking technical mastery. Moon phase watches show the various phases of the moon, which has always provided time with an orientation. The moon was the first method of telling the passing of months.
A “moon phase” is the lighted area of the moon that is visible as it travels around the earth. Its journey is exactly 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes & 2.9 seconds.
To set your maestro moon phase watch, you must determine the date of the last full moon in the lunar cycle. Once you have the number of days, pull out the crown and twist counterclockwise. Turn once for each day elapsed.
While this measurement of time may be antiquated; it still represents historical craftsmanship & gives this maestro model a whimsical vintage appeal. The combined open balance wheel on this maestro watch reveals the “heart of the movement”. It is just a glimpse into the precision, quality, and technical assembly inside the refined design of a 39.5mm case.
NOIRANCA’s Black Salon
NOIRANCA, the 360-degree, full-on sustainability accessories brand has just launched a new campaign celebrating African American culture through the prism of the unique characteristics of black hair.
With stunning imagery that highlights individual artistic expression and empowerment NOIRANCA‘s latest campaign looks at hair’s power to make a strong political statement.
“Black hair is liberation, a statement, an aesthetic of self.”
Flora Hemp Spirits
Mix it up with the world’s first cannabinoid alcohol alternatives. A bright botanical flavor profile makes Flora the perfect substitute for alcohol and provides users with the relaxing, therapeutic effects of cannabinoids. Essentially, they provide similar effects of alcohol without its many health problems, including hangovers. It’s time to normalize social cannabinoid consumption and start drinking differently! Check out Flora’s Instagram and Facebook.
Fresh Peaches Toilet Paper Gel provides an upgraded wiping experience that also solves common toilet paper frustrations. This wet wipe alternative moisturizes dry toilet paper which eliminates friction so that your rear receives a soothing wipe for a superior clean.
Unlike foam or water-based wet wipe alternative products, this specially formulated gel eliminates friction without breaking toilet paper down so there’s no piling or tearing as you wipe!
Fresh Peaches can also be used as feminine hygiene wipes and baby wipes, made from restorative ingredients like witch hazel, vitamin B, and green tea.
Includes a 5oz bottle for use at home and a 20ml Pocket bottle for on the go
Clinically tested. Hypoallergenic, non-irritating, and safe for sensitive skin
No fragrances, dyes, or additives
Their products are made with 98% natural ingredients and are flushable and biodegradable, so you can trust the flush.
ADAMVS offers three extraordinary reds to pair with any meal or for a special gift—the 2016 TERES ($135), 2016 QUINTVS ($220), and 2016 ADAMVS ($375). ADAMVS is also offering virtual Valentine’s tastings throughout the month of February as a way to connect consumers with the winery.
Alternatively, for those visiting the wine country during the Valentine’s Day weekend or the month of February, ADAMVS is offering a guest experience that is as special as its wines and takes place in either the stunning Cypress House Tasting Room or the adjacent Wine Library. The Cypress House is an open glass room surrounded by a freestanding log wall sculpture, a light-filtering device that frames views of the forested site. The Wine Library is a 12-inch solid wall cast concrete structure that revived a historical agricultural building.
The ADAMVS tasting experience also includes an extraordinary cheese and charcuterie board prepared by the Estate Culinary Director. A tour of the vineyard, meet and greets with the farm animals, and several other vineyard surprises are also included.
The tasting fee is $125 per person.
Hopping Ghosts Figurine
Osaka Popstar presents “Hopping Ghosts” the new Ltd Ed. 8″ vinyl figure that comes complete with its own punk-rock theme song!
Chinese vampire mythology takes a spin through the mind of Osaka Popstar creator/frontman John Cafiero-who designed the figure and penned the accompanying single.
Each figure is 8-inches tall, with a removable scroll spell accessory, and comes packaged in a full-color art box with a free download card for the new single “Hopping Ghosts” by Osaka Popstar. The single features John Cafiero (vocals) backed by a lineup featuring Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) Drums, Sal Maida (Cracker, Milk & Cookies, Roxy Music) Bass, and Dean Rispler (The Dictators NYC, Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black) Guitar. Download also includes an alternate “animated instrumental” version (as heard in the animated promo for the new figure line).
What exactly is a Hopping Ghost? Known as Jiangshi in Chinese folklore and kyonshī in Japan, hopping ghosts or hopping vampires are basically a breed of zombie; reanimated corpses dressed in traditional garments from the Qing Dynasty. Rigor mortis has set in so they can only move around by hopping with their arms outstretched! They can’t see using traditional vision. Instead, they sense living creatures by their breath and seek to absorb the life force of the living. They can be stopped with a scroll to the forehead containing a spell written in a mix of ink and blood and led by Taoist priests using bells.
produced by Osaka Popstar
8 inches tall
Reebok Solution Mid
New for 2022, Reebok have debuted “Solution Mid” ($80), a streamlined basketball sneaker inspired by Allen Iverson‘s iconic Question Mid. Offered in three narrative SKU’s (GY0930, GY0931, GY0933), the shoe is available now in adult unisex sizing from DSW, Famous Footwear, and other select retailers, and will release on their website in March.
Issued for the prolific point guard at the dawn of his ’96 rookie season, Iverson’s signature Question Mid is recognized as one of the most important basketball sneakers in modern history.
A sleek, lightweight interpretation, the new “Solution Mid” brings together Reebok hoops heritage, Iverson DNA and contemporary design, resulting in a unique model that’s fitting both on court and off.
Initial colorway offerings include:
White/Red (GY0930): Inspired by the OG red-toe Question issued for Iverson’s ’96 rookie premiere–his first signature shoe.
Black/White (GY0931): Rewinds to fall ’20 and the coveted “OG Meets OG” Question Mid.
Key features include an OG-inspired ghillie lacing system, a mesh upper underlay and tongue, synthetic leather upper overlays and toe box, a translucent outsole, and an Iverson graphic sockliner.
Do you have lofty goals of eating healthier in the New Year? Maybe your goals are to be more sustainable and thoughtful about where your food comes from? Upgrade your meat selection with high-quality, high protein options from ChopBox!
Their hand-picked meats are always delivered fresh, never frozen, directly to your door. Each premium cut is sourced from farms that value sustainable practices for rich flavor, remarkable tenderness, and a higher protein and vitamin content than your usual supermarket fare.
Choose from your favorite everyday staples to special occasion cuts:
Center Cut Filet Mignon
Duroc Boneless Pork Loin Chop
Faroe Island Salmon
Prime Rib Roast
Murray’s Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
And so much more!
ChopBox also offers numerous sauces, spices, and cheeses so you can complete your feast or set the stage for your next big event.
What do you do when love is in the air, but wintery hues are still taking up space in their closet? Add a splash of red, a hint of pink, and a whole lot of hearts with the help of PatPat.com!
Whether you like to match for family photos or are looking for an affordable way to keep those quickly growing toddlers clothed, at PatPat.com you can discover the latest trends and comfort fabrics at unbeatable prices.
Ribbed Heart Allover Long-Sleeve Romper – Dainty and sweet, this onesie is hard to resist when paired with your little one.
Baby Boy Red Love Heart Raglan Jumpsuit – Savor the time you have to make your wardrobe choices with this adorable classic.
For Big Kids:
Pretty Heart Decor Chiffon T-Shirt – One part princess and one part pink, what’s not to like?
Coordinated Family Looks:
Family Matching Red Ruched Long-sleeve Belted Dresses and Colorblock Sweatshirts Sets- Wear your heart on your sleeve with this adorable family matching set.
See your loved one clearer this holiday with glasses from Eyeleos and show them how much they mean to you with a stylish pair of sunnies, blue light glasses, or prescription frames!
This fun and fashionable brand will give your partner the opportunity to see you in a new perspective–aka the best spouse ever!
Eyeleos is the newest eyewear brand on the market giving back to charities across the country with every purchase made. Offering customizable designs for men and women in a wide range of colors and designs!
Check out some thoughtful gift options for your husband, wife, or partner on a special day!
Snow Teeth Whitener
Sometimes, even when brushing your teeth twice a day, you can still end up with slightly yellowed teeth. This is natural for many individuals and can even be related to genetics. Nevertheless, they don’t make for great Instagram selfies. Snow has developed a way for your teeth to be whiter than ever with their teeth whitening kit. And now, it’s completely wireless, so you don’t have to worry about keeping your head near a charger just to have a whiter smile. You will see results after just one use!
Les Deux No. 1
Les Deux No. 1 is the perfect perfume for your significant other. It contains hints of jasmine, incense, cardamom, vetiver, tobacco leaf, Brazilian rosewood, and cedarwood, making it perfect for all genders. It’s also subtle, perfect for all occasions, and is built to last throughout the day. Be sure to check it out.
Nashville hot chicken that causes a buzz from coast to coast is what Big Shake’s is all about. Until recently, however, those being able to enjoy the food were limited to people in the Nashville, Tenn., area. That’s all changed now that the chain is offering nationwide shipping of its famous hot chicken, as well as a line of its other popular products. Within two days from placing the order, dinner can be on the table no matter where you live around the country.
“We had such a demand for our food around the country that we had to perfect a way to get it to people no matter where they live,” explains Shawn Davis, otherwise known as Chef Big Shake, owner of Big Shake’s restaurants. “Now we offer nationwide shipping, giving people the opportunity to serve up some Big Shake’s for dinner, whether they are in Nashville, Seattle, or Miami. We have you covered.”
The Chef Big Shake team perfected the process of offering nationwide shipping of its food. Each order is cooked and bagged perfectly and arrives with reheating instructions so that people can get the tasty meal on the table with ease. Big Shake’s also offers a 10% discount for all first orders when signing up for emails.
Some of the options people can order include:
Nashville hot chicken dinner–Includes 16 pieces of mixed white and dark chicken, two pounds of mac and cheese, two pounds of white beans, and one package of cornbread.
Jumbo tenders–Includes 12-24 jumbo tenders and cornbread.
Big Shake’s hot mess chicken sandwich–Comes with six buns, chicken breast, fixings, coleslaw, and ghost pepper mayo.
Crispy crunchy breaded hot wings–Order 50 or 100 wings, served with choice of ranch or bleu cheese.
Big Shake’s world-famous hot chicken and waffles–Includes 12 jumbo tenders, 6 waffles, butter, and syrup.
Chicken dinner pack–Includes 12 jumbo chicken tenders, two pounds of mac and cheese, two pounds of white beans, and one pack of cornbread.
With the holiday right around the corner, it’s time to get that last-minute shopping complete, and Blundstone has something for everyone on your list. If you’re in the NYC area, the Blundstone Pop-Up Shop located in SoHo at 250 Lafayette Street, has endless pairs of boots that are as comfortable as they are stylish. With a wide range of colors, styles, and prices, there’s a pair perfect for your loved ones. Skip shipping delays and shop in-store for Australia’s most beloved boot brand. However, they can also be purchased HERE and HERE. Depicted below is style 992.
Raymond Weil Noemia Collection
The Noemia ladies watch is a new watch for women, and a perfect gift for your wife or girlfriend. It has a perfectly contoured stainless steel bracelet with satin-finish links. The watch face is constructed of an exquisite quartz interior and (depending on the model) contains 11 diamonds on the indices, and 36 on the case. The name came from the granddaughter of Raymond Weil. It is available in a 32-millimeter case.
In Good Tastes
Enjoy an assortment of fine wines without the pressure of opening a full bottle with In Good Tastes single-serving bottles! This diverse selection of mini bottles includes wine varietals curated from California, Italy, Spain, France, and more. These convenient single-serving bottles are perfect for indulging on your own or gifting to a wine-loving friend!
Discover a new region or style of winemaking you wouldn’t have considered
Each wine is handpicked and available in limited batches
Try new wines without wasting a whole bottle
Single-glass bottles are 187ml (About a glass and a half)
Delivered directly to your door
Cute glass mini bottles are perfect for upcycling!
Gucci Diana Tote
With a blast from the past comes the reimagined GucciDiana tote bag collection. The chic design with bamboo handles seeks inspiration from its original edition that came out back in the ‘90s. Each leather bag can be found in three differing sizes with an assortment of color choices. Each bag is equipped with a removable leather belt that resembles that of the initial version of the ‘90s bag.
Instapump Fury Zone “Citron”
Reebok will release the Instaump Fury Zone “Citron” (G55142, $150), the next colorway of this brand-new exploration of Pump technology from Reebok Basketball, revealed this past February.
Fury Zone offers a modern interpretation of Instapump Fury design language, paired with Pump technology and built for the modern-day blacktop with style and comfort all-in-one. Following the launch of its inaugural Pump Omni Zone II OG “Black & Orange” colorway, the Instapump Fury Zone “Citron” pays homage to the Instapump Fury OG, Reebok’s futuristic lace-less running sneaker released in ’94.
What better way to show your love then to give your partner a new pair of shoes!
On the heels of the grand-ball-inspired Spring-Summer 2022 collection by Nicolas Ghesquière, this season’s footwear embodies the encounter between avant-garde and the unique heritage of a Maison that transcends the ages.
A new emblematic style modeled by Lous and the Yakuza, the Moonlight is a modern ankle boot that blends comfort with design in various styles and colorways. It is a sleek and stylish modern boot that feels like it should be uncomfortable, but actually isn’t. Prices start at $1,720.
Westerlay Orchids are uniquely colorful, bramble orchids! Great for uplighting someone’s indoor space and their spirits. Each Bramble bloom is one-of-a-kind. No two plants are alike, cascading down the side of a glazed ceramic pot, each orchid exhibits love and appreciation that needs no wrapping. Simply choose from a variety of colors and deliver to a loved one for elegant, long-lasting beauty for their special day.
Available at all West Coast Kroger locations or shop box of orchids at Westerlay.com!
Doctor Plotka’s Al Natural Whitening Toothpaste
Sick of not knowing exactly what’s in your toothpaste and purchasing unnatural options? We’ve got the perfect solution just for you; Doctor Plotka’s All Natural Whitening Toothpaste. This toothpaste is equipped with the finest ingredients to clean and freshen up your daily smile. Consisting of French thermal water, organic mint and organic propolis, this paste will have your teeth smelling and feeling minty fresh!
Some highlights of Doctor Plotka’s All Natural Whitening Toothpaste include…
Remineralizes the teeth, which resists erosion while reestablishing whiteness
Reduces likelihood of cavities, gum sensitivity and plaque
French thermal water consists of rich minerals that aid in irritation
Refreshing, clean, long-term breath
Ingredients come from natural roots
Physical tube of toothpaste is recyclable while being made of 44% post-consumer recycled matter
moon d’elle Collection 2
Italian luxury footwear brand moon d’elle is proud to announce the launch of its Capri-inspired Collection 2, arriving April 11, 2022.
Collection 2 marks the brand’s first foray into sandals, just in time for warmer weather. Founders and sisters Tabitha and Chandra Perkins were inspired by a trip to Capri, which they explored mostly by foot and boat, when designing their latest collection.
The vibrant hues and natural elements of the island found themselves embedded in this collection. From the deep blue hues of the sea to the light blue waters of the grottos, the blush hues of sunsets along sandy beaches, and even the shapes of the sunlight’s rays, the sisters drew inspiration from the natural beauty of the island for the colors, textures, and silhouettes of their latest pieces.
The second collection continues to showcase one of moon d’elle‘s signature traits of mixing different materials and textures to fuse classic with modern elements, such as nappa leather and snakeskin, with a partial lamination in metallic on precious suede with linen fabric. Light-colored earth tones and pastels dominate the newest designs, with fresh materials like transparent mesh, crystal appliques, and glitter rainbow leather.
Teddy Fresh x Elton John
The vibrant, high streetwear brand Teddy Fresh collaborates with Elton John to create a dazzling, modern collection. The Teddy Fresh Elton John collection showcases bold fabrics and elaborate detailing on a selection of hoodies, tees and even a sequin jacket! Teddy Fresh x Elton John captures the overall revolutionary essence of the iconic career of John. The collections audacious pieces symbolize the way that John has broken down boundaries and transformed the music industry, and world, into what it is now.
Ballguard Liquid Powder
Ballguard provides relief for when you might be feeling a little bit “uncomfy down there.” Acts as a deodorant cream that dries as a powder that combats sweat, smell and chafing.
FWD-02 SPORT: Whether they’re new to the sport, training for their first marathon, or seasoned and trying to get faster, the FWD-02 Sport earbuds are perfect for those in your life to optimize runs. Since the earbuds are tailor-made for long runs, they will never have to worry about the FWD-02 SPORT slipping from her ear thanks to its sleek, ergonomic design that features the brand’s legendary three stripe branding.
adidas Z.N.E. 01 ANC: The adidas Z.N.E. 01 ANC provides comfort whatever the occasion is, whether on a walk, running errands, or taking calls on the go. The Z.N.E. 01 ANC enables immersive sound and Active Noise Canceling to keep her focused and connected to moments without any interruptions.
WHOOP 4.0 + WHOOP Body
WHOOP 4.0 is the most advanced 24/7 fitness and health coach that tracks key physiological metrics across recovery, sleep, training while providing personalized recommendations and actionable feedback. The next generation of WHOOP is 33% smaller than its predecessor, built with a new sensor array and algorithms for greater accuracy and expanded features like blood oxygen and skin temperature insights to help members optimize performance. The product can be purchased HERE.
Samsonite Voltage DLX: The Voltage collection stands out with its artfully contoured polypropylene shell, which also resists abuse from baggage handling. Select a calming blue or brilliant chili red and there’s no doubt that you or your loved one will stand out from the crowd. The three-dimensional exterior opens to a spacious interior that further expands for extra packing capacity. And integrated pockets will keep their belongings neatly organized. A dynamic design for a dynamic travel experience. Launching April 19 in a NEW purple colorway!
Samsonite Stryde 111 Collection: The new Stryde 111 collection offers innovative features, durability, and convenience without compromising on style. Each piece in the collection features the eVision LED lighting system built into its handles to provide lighting in dark areas. In addition, the Stryde 111 Carry-on has an integrated TSA lock and USB charging ports plus an innovative self-retracting strap to help it stay in place securely while lying on the Glider (or any other Samsonite suitcase).
ebags Belcourt Collection: Designed for the mom who needs a true crossover bag that easily transitions from work to play, the Belcourt collection arrives with a Backpack, Convertible Carryall, and Weekender. Continuing the ebag tradition of thoughtful organization, each bag is feature-rich and embraces an approachable design that is polished enough to bring to the office but functional for outside of work activities.
ebags Just Right Carryall: The Just Right Carryall gives new meaning to carry-it-all! 3 separate, dedicated compartments are sized for laptops, tablets, and smaller accessories. Wireless and port charging areas are thoughtfully included in the design (battery not included) as well as RFID lining and protective feet. Other bags beware, this triple compartment titan is out to replace all other styles in her rotation.
Reebok Parquet Court
Reebok has confirmed the April 15 release of its Pump Omni Zone II “Parquet Court,” an imaginative, Boston-inspired take on the iconic Pump basketball shoe made famous in 1991 by rookie dunk champion Dee Brown. Leveraging a green/black color pallet, home court woodgrain sock liner, and custom-fit Pump technology, “Parquet Court” dreams up what a player’s edition (PE) Pump Omni Zone II might look like if it were issued for the high-flying Brown—who mainly laced up OG colorways—in the early ’90s. The Pump Omni Zone II “Parquet Court” ($160, GX3779) is available beginning April 15 from their website, Foot Locker, Champs Sports, and Finish Line, among other select retailers.
Gucci’s Mother’s Day Gifts
Gucci has recently announced the launch of their hand-picked selection of Mother’s Day Gifts. This extensive guide includes fan favorites that are perfect for mom this holiday. Browse Gucci’s assortment of leather goods including handbags, luggage, shoes and wallets. Also available is a wide range of accessories featuring necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, watches, and a refined selection of printed silk scarves.
Funny friends were created to give children introductions to all things artistic. With imaginative shapes, bold colors and soft exteriors, your funny friend will be the perfect toy! Designed by hand, each plushie is completely unique and differentiated from the next.
Prices start at $14.95 and can be purchased via Cribsi.
Eva Solo SmartMat
Doubling as a mobile device/tablet holder and a table mat for your saucepans/dishes, the Eva Solo SmartMat elevates the kitchen experience to a whole new level for only $49.95
Conveniently allowing you to prop up your device and follow along recipes, watch your favorite YouTube show or vlog your cooking, Cribsi’s SmartMat truly assists you throughout your culinary endeavors.
Some highlights include…
Made from durable, heat-safe silicone
Dual-purpose as a table or counter mat and device holder
Prices start at $49.95 and can be purchased via Cribsi.
Eva Solo Star Water Can
With an inventive, futuristic look comes the Eva Solo Aquastar Water Can by Cribsi. Sporting an accessible design that fits perfectly on your countertop, the pointed spout allows you to get to those hard-to-reach areas seamlessly. Refill is super user-friendly, and all you have to do is remove the AquaStar’s spout.
Some highlights include…
2L capacity in a small form factor
Minimalist, stylish look and superior functionality
Pointed spout for small pots or hard to reach soil
Prices start at $49.95 and can be purchased via Cribsi.
With an array of styles and designs to choose from, you can add your own personal touch with this product! Sporting high-quality leather designs of plush sculptures, you’ll fall in love with the Keeper!
Some highlights include…
High-quality leather or soft plush sculpture varieties
Provides durable protection for your AirTag while hiding it
Comes with 2 attachment methods allowing you to customize a range of items
Designed by Funny Friends’ collection artist, Jennifer Mazur-Becker
Prices start at $49.95 and can be purchased via Cribsi.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Compliments
Nowadays, there are wide selections of accessories to flatter our cellular devices. We’ve compiled a list of the top three additions that fit perfectly with the Samsung Galaxy 222.
The Milan Color Gradient Case
A transparent case adorned with gradient coloring, the Milan has got you covered with style and safety features. Made with D3O® Crystalex™, the Milan is ensured to protect your Samsung from heights up to 13 feet. With a beautiful design that compliments 360’s Italian green 512gb model, the Milan pairs perfectly!
Fusion XTR Curve Screen Protector
Fit for the Galaxy S22, the Fusion XTR was created to suit the natural curve of the screen. Equipped with D3O®, an Eyesafe® blue light filter and even nano-coating to ensure reduced friction, the Fusion XTR is the perfect product to safeguard your device.
snap+ juice pack mini wallet
Magnetically designed to lack onto your device, the snap+ juice pack mini wallet comes with an array of features. Sporting a 5,000mAh battery and built-in card holder, this mini wallet is suitable for an array of devices, including most iPhone 13/12 series phones and Qi-enabled smartphones.
Reebok Answer IV, “White and Silver”
Fresh off their latest retro hoops collaboration,Reebok and Packer have confirmed a second special-edition release of Allen Iverson‘s iconic Answer IV, “White/Silver,” where timeless style has once again met beloved cultural touchstones of the late ’90s and early ’00s. No one person embodies turn-of-the-century style quite like Allen Iverson. His unapologetic demeanor made him a legend in his own time and the influence he had on a generation of fashion and popular culture will never be forgotten. As a tribute to an era in which “AI” will forever remain a champion, Packer presents a second special edition Reebok Answer IV, aesthetically engineered to feel synonymous with fondly remembered trends of that time. Equipped with subtle construction alterations, the Packer Answer IV “White/Silver” offers a buttery white leather upper with silver mesh, reconstructed upper panels and subtly placed red accents.
Fabletics Earth Day Collection
In honor of April 21 being Earth Day, Fabletics has created a limited-edition capsule full of eco-friendly that are produced from recycled soft organic cotton. Through the efforts of the collection, Fabletics has also pledged to make a $25k donation to Conservation International, who is devoted to creating security for nature in the years to come. Shop all eco-friendly products HERE.
Reebok Answer IV “54 Points”
Reebok Answer IV “54 Points” remembers Iverson’s Iconic ’01 Playoff Performance and will be available May 6. On January 6, 2001, while wearing this particular white/grey Answer IV, Allen Iverson would put on an epic game-high 54-point scoring performance—one of the best of his illustrious career—to lead his Philly team to an improbable 107-104 playoff win. Back for the first time since that season, the white/grey Answer IV “54 Points” is executed in its original 2001 makeup featuring an OG premium leather upper, reflective accents, a zipper shroud, and an original tattoo graphic sock liner.
AIRTIME LUXE 2 + Qi Pad
Bluetooth ear stems which can temporarily replace your ear pods or buds. Decent to receive and make calls, but there doesn’t seem to be any noise cancelling. Outputs a clear and full sound while playing music. Great command interface – controls with simple taps. Lasts approx 3 hours. Generally speaking, we would not recommend this to people who take a ton of calls. Perhaps better for someone jumping rope, boxing, and/or relaxing in a steam room after an explosive Equinox workout. Includes wireless charging case and pad. Water resistant. No app available or needed. Additional info HERE.
Durable, ergonomic and priced just right. MVMT offers an array of classic sunglasses with just the right amount of edge. Our very own Vaughn Lowery was caught sporting a pair of their Trap frames at the NYSE for a McLaren Racing Press Conference. The gradient lens protect your eyes from harmful blu-ray. The lighter portion of the lens allows just enough light in so your vision remains in tact during darker times of day. The fit is snug like many of it’s higher priced counterparts.
Graduation season is upon us and from affordable to luxury we’ve gathered our favorite timepieces that are sure to make the perfect grad gift and serve as a lifelong reminder of the big accomplishment! SwissWatchExpo, Maurice Lacroix and Junghans have a wide range of watches at all price points and styles in-stock and ready to ship! Included are:
Reebok has confirmed a May 20 release for its Question Low “Blueprint” ($130, GY1079) from Reebok.com and select retailers.
Standing just 6’0”, Allen Iverson splashed onto the pro scene in ‘96 and quickly began to alter the trajectory of basketball and sport culture. His unmatched energy, viscous crossover move, and unapologetic attitude would set new standards for athleticism, character, and style for generations to come. Issued for “AI” that season upon his rookie debut, Reebok’s Question sneaker underlined the moment when everything changed.
With an all-over blue treatment, elevated sockliner, and a smooth nubuck and suede upper, the Question Low “Blueprint” celebrates Allen Iverson and the next generation writing their own story, on and off the court. Reebok’s Question Low “Blueprint” ($130, GY1079) is available beginning May 20 from their official site and select retailers.
With wedding season in full effect, it’s essential to embellish your closet with the utmost quality of accessories. From brands like Anna beck, Hat Attack, Squeeze De Citron, Allurez, Franco Sarto; your desired look is easy to find. From captivating textured handbags to bright and funky pumps, you’ll be able to find the finest fashions to sport no matter the occasion.
These brands can be purchased on their official websites, affiliated with networks such as ShareASale and Skimlinks, or on major retailers including Amazon, Nordstrom and more.
Max Bill Küchenuhr Clock
Introducing an all-new timekeeping device for your kitchen comes the Junghans Max Bill Küchenuhr clock. The collaboration between Max Bill and Junghans created the kitchen clock back in 1956, and we see Junghans modernly reinventing this piece in a fresh light blue color. Perfect for convenient access in the kitchen, the clock features numerals in a classic format.
Molo x Jurrasic World Dominion Collection
In celebration of the all-new Jurrasic World: Dominion film, celebrity loved childrenswear brand, Molo, brings the fan favorite dinosaurs to life in a sustainable line packed with Molo’s signature use of colors and prints.
Available for babies and toddlers, styles include printed t-shirts, sweatshirts and swimwear, along with embroidered logo cargo pants, shorts, hoodies, and jackets. Most of the styles in the collection are made responsibly in 100% GOTS* certified organic cotton or with recycled fibers from post-consumer waste. It is an adventurous range of clothing that encourages children to explore and learn by combining themes of history, nature, and coexistence themes that go hand in hand with Jurassic World Dominion.
The Molo x Jurassic World Dominion capsule is now available to shop at Bergdorf Goodman HERE, for under $100.
Reebok x KANGHYUK
Reebok and KANGHYUK announce the latest drop in their ongoing collaboration. The two brands have teamed up to debut their combined take on a new silhouette from Reebok – the Premier Road Modern Mid.
Following the popular Premier Road Modern silhouette that debuted in 2020 as part of the Reebok and KANGHYUK partnership, the two teams created a masterfully maximalist mid-cut version of the shoe dubbed the Premier Road Modern Mid. Boasting a new mid-cut collar, the shoe is an elevated version of the Premier Road Modern “Car Part” released by the two brands in 2020.
The new style offers bold details, sculpted design lines and a crisp tonal color scheme. The uppers of each shoe are split between layers and feature a textured build that is an abstract take on Reebok’s signature Vector logo.
This experimentation with tone and texture reaches from the toebox to the heel, while the high-cut collar offers bulbous padded details around the ankle and incorporates a KANGHYUK logo stamped on the heel. Below this sits a rubberized bumper and red foam midsoles which feature a soft EVA construction for comfort.
The Reebok x KANGHYUK Premier Road Modern Mid will be available in two striking colorways – Black (GW6192) and Blue (GW6132) – each for $240.
The Black Premier Road Modern Mid will be available exclusively at Dover Street Market beginning June 23rd before becoming available on Reebok.com and KANGHYUK.shop on June 25th. The Blue Premier Road Modern Mid will be globally available beginning July 1 from select retailers as well as Reebok.com and KANGHYUK.shop.
Intersect by Lexus is a dynamic and delicious encounter hosted in a handful of tech-forward cities where charismatic epicures, who themselves break the mold, are immersed in the automotive giant’s ecosystem without physically driving nor owning one of their vehicles. The venue can be defined as “a manifestation of omotenashi, a Lexus core value characterized by an unwavering commitment to exceptional hospitality.” Omote means public face, and “nashi” means nothing; omotenashi ultimately meaning that everything produced comes from the heart with honesty and no concealment.
Situated in the trendy Meatpacking District of New York City amongst chic shops and nightlife, the physical unit of Intersect features an unrivaled open-air market, complete with a lounge, restaurant, and event space. The two-level, square-like locale houses an immersive environment of edible delights and whimsical handmade cocktails. The experience can be best described as living through the magic that is an episode of travelling host and star Anthony Bourdain‘s Parts Unknown. The overall atmosphere emits a decadent, intuitive and contemporary feel. Situated throughout the space are a vast assortment of cookbooks on mantelshelves, including The Thousand Dollar Dinner: America’s First Great Cookery Challenge by Becky Libourel Diamond. One particularly intriguing structure is an accent wall designed by lauded Japanese interior designer, Masamichi Katayama of Wonderwall. The installation, in close proximity to a black metal stairwell, is illuminated with recessed lighting and encased in glass, creating a moment where severe modernity meets the magical. The private dining room is an intimate space where an array of occasions can be held, wedding receptions, corporate gatherings and pop-ups in a reclusive yet bespoke setting. Intersect by Lexus is an ideal place for guests to be entertained, inspired, and educated, and serves as a conduit where ideas, people, and culinary creations unite.
The kitchen interchanges every six months – an ever-growing and evolving list of impressive artisanal cooks fabricate their own menu to challenge and delight visitors. Intersect by Lexus welcomed its seventh Restaurant-in-Residence, New Orleans’ Creole eatery, Compère Lapin. Chef Nina Compton owns and operates the New Orleans restaurant in tandem with Bywater American Bistro (BABs) where it is a well-loved hit in the Big Easy.
Compton is the third chef chosen this year, and is a James Beard Award-Winner and Top Chef: New Orleans runner-up. Chef Compton graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in 2001 and first embarked on her remarkable professional career at Daniel in NYC. Chef Compton blends her signature Gulf coast ingredients with island flavors. Compton hails from Saint Lucia and her bill of fare is an array of Caribbean and Cajun-inspired dishes, such as dover sole meuniere and hot chicken.
Currently, Intersect NYC is led by classically trained Executive Chef Nickolas Martinez, the former executive chef of Foragers. Chef Martinez established his own culinary identity through his Midwestern roots and passion for French techniques. Chef Martinez, like Chef Compton, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. As executive chef, Chef Martinez prides himself in creating a “space dedicated to the ethos of the Lexus lifestyle, and a home to a unique dining experience.”
This three-star Michelin restaurant remains on the minds some of the most influential critics, as well as in the memories of all those who have explored the flavors and festivity firsthand. The service, presentation and wine pairings are unprecedented in their attention to palettes and details. 360 MAGAZINE had the opportunity to enjoy the pour deux menu among other enticing choices, sampling many of the most acclaimed dishes currently in circulation.
We began with two cocktails: the Ruby Lo-Ball and the Best Bank Punch. The Ruby features a fruity concoction of port wine, apple, ginger, and soda, for something refreshing with a bit of a snap, while the Punch, a drink of vodka, lillet, thai basil, passionfruit, and Sirop JM was both stronger and herbier. While both served up a revitalizing and uncommon flavor dynamic, we preferred the Ruby Lo-Ball as our cocktail of choice. After these early drinks, 360 turned to wine for the remainder of our meal. With a divine wine-list curated alongside the main dinner menu, every choice is certain to impress, and 360 was utterly charmed by our choices. A Bourgone Aligote, a very dry white French wine, as well as a Zind Chardonnary, a white blended with fruity notes that was not very oaky but with a sense of tartness, dazzled.
The food itself surpassed all expectations, proving the multifaceted style of the space extended to the delectable food. For our appetizers, we selected the hush puppies with cilantro crema, a light and delicate take on a classic, as well as the Louisiana barbecue shrimp with chervil and baguette and the stuffed back crab served with uni butter and charred lime. All these impressed – the upscale takes on Southern classics captivated a certain sense of comfort while still being creative, decadent, and extravagant. This tradition continued into the entrees, where 360 pursued the “pour deux” – for two – menu, where one large serving plate is presented to two diners to share. This is not only a meal for romantic evening – everyone from couples, to friends, to business partners took part in this unique savory affair. 360 sampled both the hot fire chicken with red beans and rice as well as the dover sole meuniere with brussels sprouts amandine served with celery root and parsnip puree. The sole, perfectly baked in a warming butter sauce, as well as the succulent and crispy chicken with a fiery side, left our team more than satisfied with its mouth-watering excellence. An airy mango sorbet cooled things off before our main dessert, chocolate with passionfruit and a cashew croquant, an ambrosial finish to a perfectly piquant meal.
Intersect NYC, from its style to its connoisseurs to its ambitious culinary pursuits, enamored 360 all the way through. For a sleek and satisfying adventure, Intersect NYC is the ultimate dinner venue.
WALLA WALLA’S NEWEST BUSINESSES SPOTLIGHT THE VALLEY’S BOUNTY From a luxury winery resort to a refurbished 1930’s Showroom, Walla Walla’s new businesses further the valley’s connection to character and place.
Walla Walla is so nice, they named it twice. Honored for the second consecutive year as America’s Best Wine Region, and boasting a flourishing farm-to-table culinary scene, this rural-chic town in central Washington has earned a reputation for continually building upon its successes as opposed to resting on its laurels. With its sweeping landscape of wheat fields, vineyards, and farmland, not to mention its health and safety-minded Peace of Mind Pledge, Walla Walla continues to delight and entice visitors with no fewer than 11 new businesses opening their doors in recent months.
Among the most notable, a new luxury winery resort, three new restaurants, three new tasting rooms, and four other businesses, including a curated grocery store, an elevated general store, an artisan showroom, and an educational hops tour.
“It gives me great joy to see these new businesses opening their doors,” Says Robert Hansen, Executive Director of Visit Walla Walla and Walla Walla Valley Wine. “The common theme running through these new businesses is a unified connection to place and community supporting the local landscape, artisans, and history that makes Walla Walla so genuinely unique.”
Following is a list of some of the notable businesses that have opened their doors in Walla Walla in recent months:
LODGING Yellowhawk Resort (formerly Basel Cellars): Yellowhawk Resort is an 84-acre hillside retreat on Walla Walla’s south side. The resort features a sparkling winery and tasting room with farm-to-table dining, a swimming pool and cabanas, lodging, and event space for weddings, reunions, and corporate retreats. As you enter the gate and wind up the hill to the estate house, the elevated setting provides a sweeping outlook on the fields of wheat, lush vineyards below, and the Blue Mountains in the distance. The property was purchased in December 2020 by Pacific Northwest hospitality leaders Dan Thiessen, Chad Mackay, Scott Clark, Philip Christofides, and Paul Mackay, and is part of the Revelers Club loyalty program. Winemaker George-Anne Robertson leads Yellowhawk’s sparkling wine program.
DINING & RESTAURANTS AK’s Mercado: One of Walla Walla’s top eateries, Andrae’s Kitchen, which Food & Wine magazine’s Ray Isle once described as “hands down the best restaurant inside a working gas station in America,” recently relocated to its own space on Main St. in the heart of downtown Walla Walla. Focusing on tacos, smoked meats, and other street food, Mercado is inspired by Chef Andrae Bopp’s love for the cuisines of Oaxaca and New Orleans, among other places, with a craft cocktail program curated by local mixology legend Jim German. The venue also features various popups from Secret Squirrel wine, Daylight Plant Co, Walla Walla Cheese Co. and others.
The Kitchen at Abeja: Those with a taste for wine country living have yet another reason to visit Abeja, a 38-acre historic Walla Walla farmstead and home to the acclaimed Abeja winery and bucolic Inn at Abeja. The Kitchen at Abeja, which opened July 13, offers a fine dining experience showcasing innovative wine country cuisine and celebrating the Pacific Northwest’s seasonal bounty. Dinner guests choose from a five or seven-course prix fixe menu, as well as an optional wine pairing menu. Executive Chef Elodie Li, who returns to her home state after two years of cooking in Michelin two-star restaurants in Provence, France, collaborates with Abeja winemakers Dan Wampfler and Amy Alvarez-Wampfler on the menus, updated weekly. Surrounded by the winery’s vineyards and gardens, The Kitchen at Abeja is a rich, refined wine country experience.
The Kinglet at Whitehouse-Crawford (opening early 2022): Farther on the horizon is The Kinglet at Whitehouse-Crawford, a new bistro eatery in the historic Whitehouse-Crawford Planing Mill building, from acclaimed Seattle Chef Maximillian Petty. A multiple James Beard semifinalist, Petty’s menu will range from exuberantly curated items, which built his reputation at Eden Hill, to a bar and lounge area that will stay open later with a snack-heavy lineup, including a pizza oven and an extensive cocktail program.
TASTING ROOMS Moonbase Cellars: The Blue Mountains and rolling wheat fields of Walla Walla enticed Laine and Drew Pauk to call the valley their home. That, and their desire to make wine with a straightforward approach amidst an ideal viticulture climate. Moonbase Cellars’ philosophy is to find fantastic vineyards suited for a specific grape variety, sourcing excellent fruit from premier vineyard sites in the Walla Walla Valley, including multiple locations within the coveted The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA. As for the name, Drew has always been fascinated with space. Though his dream of becoming an astronaut didn’t work out, he managed to combine his love for wine and space with Moonbase Cellars.
Kinhaven Winery: This new family-owned small lot winery and vineyard is perched atop a picturesque knoll in the Southside winery district of Walla Walla. The property, with 8 acres of Merlot, Cabernet, Carmenere and Malbec, enjoys unobstructed views of the Blue Mountains and is the perfect setting for family and friends to connect while enjoying their thoughtfully crafted wines. Purchased in 2019 by Terry and Lisa Davenport, who also own the recently renovated Boyer House. From dining in the vines to weddings, the combination of Kinhaven Winery and Boyer House sets up for the perfect family and friend gathering.
5 Dollar Ranch Brewing: Self-proclaimed as “Walla Walla’s best new brewery in 2021,” this newcomer opened in June 2021. Located on the south side of town along the Oregon border on twelve acres of farm property, with sweeping views of the Blue Mountains. An evolving menu of hop offerings is fit to appease the novice to beer connoisseur. The location is both dog and kid-friendly. According to brewer and owner Josh Hulett, while he loves all of his beers, the Hazy’s are not to be missed.
Hoquetas Wine Company: Located at the Port of Walla Walla wine incubator facility in the Walla Walla Airport District, Hoquetas Wine Co. opened its doors in September of 2021. Started by musician turned winemaker Robert Gomez and his family, the winery focuses on producing wines that are both expressive and representative of the region’s terroir. Hoquetus, a musical method where vocal parts alternate to create a single melody, speaks to Gomez’s musical approach to winemaking, where the ingredients are carefully composed to create a melodious pour.
Runway Market: Located in the airport district of Walla Walla’s wine region, Runway Market is a sparkling wine bar serving up local bubbles. The Market serves an assortment of food options, including picnic boxes, paninis, flatbread pizza, and various other grab-and-go options. All tastings include complimentary gourmet popcorn. Cathy Bay and her husband opened Runway Market in 2021 with the hopes of being a stop for not only bubbles and food, but laughter and celebration.
SPECIALTY, ACTIVITIES & OTHER Showroom at Colville: The Showroom on Colville was built in the 1930s as a showroom for auto sales in the center of downtown Walla Walla. In October of 2019, the Showroom on Colville underwent extensive renovations which unveiled the beautiful bones of the structure, and from there the story began to blossom. A corner of downtown Walla Walla honors local history to gather and celebrate the community with local-centric artisans and purveyors. Shops include TMACS, The Market by Andy’s, Wildlings Co. kids boutique, and many more.
Walla Walla General Store: A new home, kitchen & gift store founded by Jean Bender and Peggy Frasse. The store opened to locals & visitors alike on May 6, 2021. From small delights, such as penny cent candy to homewares from makers such as Simon Pierce, Walter G textiles, Riedel and Staub – there is something for everyone at the Walla Walla General Store. Much more than just a retail space, co-founders Jean & Peggy envision the store as a space for community. Following a successful summer Art Series, resident Allison Palmer will host a continuation of“Make for Joy” there this fall. Weekly Monday-Wednesday classes will begin in September, and continue through December.
Walla Walla Brews Cruise:Walla Walla is known for wine, but it’s also home to plentiful craft beer and cider. Alongside thousands of acres of vineyards are century-old wheat fields and orchards stretching across the valley. Generations of wheat farmers have made their home in Walla Walla and now support a growing community of brewers. Walla Walla Brews Cruise tours are knowledge-based tours where you will learn about the process of brewing beers and crafting cider, with a guided discussion of varying styles of alcohol.
Foodscape Walla Walla: Foodscape could technically be described as an online grocer, but it’s so much more. It’s a place to acquire food, talk about food, or gather meaning from food. It was started by Hannah MacDonald, a longtime chef, local, and significant influencer on the Walla Walla food scene over the past decade. Foodscape highlights the area’s bounty, from food to all the agriculture offerings: produce, meat, and seafood. They also directly import hundreds of spices from all over the world, as well as other specialty products like olive oil, seafood, and vinegar. Foodscapes give locals and visitors alike the tools that they need to cook any cuisine under the sun.
About Walla Walla:
As the unofficial capital of Washington wine country, Walla Walla is home to more than 120 wineries, a nationally recognized culinary scene, access to an abundance of outdoor recreation, and an arts & entertainment scene that rivals cities many times its size. This community of just over 30,000 residents is known for many things, including its friendliness and hospitality, the quality of its wine, and of course the famous Walla Walla Sweet Onion. An easy and scenic four-hour drive from Seattle, Portland, or Boise, Walla Walla can also be accessed via Alaska Airlines’ daily non-stop flights from Seattle. For more information and to begin planning a trip to Walla Walla, visit www.wallawalla.org.
Bianchi Will Steward the Estate Vineyard and Winery Towards Vintners’ Old-World
Vision to be a Grand Cru of Napa Valley’s Howell Mountain
Denise Adams, co-owner of ADAMVS, a profound and geologically diverse Estate vineyard resting atop the legendary Howell Mountain, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Alberto Bianchi as Winemaker. The Adams are also proprietor/vintners of Château Fonplégade, a Grand Cru Classé Château and vineyard in St. Émilion, Bordeaux.
Bianchi was selected by ADAMVS owners, Denise and Stephen Adams, following an extensive, months-long search for a winemaker who would not only steward ADAMVS wines in the cellar, but rear them from the moment of their inception in the vineyard, working closely alongside Consulting Winemaker, Philippe Melka.
“During our extensive recruitment process for a new winemaker, we knew this special individual would have to share our passion for purity, balance, and a near-obsessive approach to careful and responsible farming,” said Denise Adams. “We knew he or she would have to speak our language; one of total commitment to wines of integrity, place, purpose and emotion. Alberto Bianchi was a perfect match for our philosophy and vision.”
Raised in Milan, Italy, Bianchi’s passion for the vine and wine began at the age of seven, while helping his grandfather craft Barbera wine in his cellar, wine that the family enjoyed throughout the year. It is not just the act of winemaking that has always been of interest to Bianchi, it’s also the “romantic and heroic” nature of viticulture in extreme sites that has ignited the passion and commitment to wine that drives him today. He believes that the vineyard is the heartbeat of a winery.
“I’m greatly honored to join the ADAMVS team. The first time I visited the property I felt an instant connection,” said Bianchi. “Wine is a synonym for culture: it is the pure expression of the land, the soil, the climate and the people. It’s with great pleasure that I start this amazing journey on Howell Mountain.”
Bianchi holds a bachelor’s degree in Winemaking and Viticulture from the University of Milan and a double master’s degree in Winemaking and Viticulture from the University of Turin and the University of Lisbon. After completing his studies, Bianchi travelled extensively throughout Italy, France, Australia, Argentina and New Zealand, experiencing a variety of cultures and characters and winemaking techniques with the different grape varieties, and honing his craft.
In 2012, Bianchi was selected for LVMH’s Estates & Wines Early Career Winemakers program, where three up-and-coming winemakers are sent to three countries for three years of intensive training and development. He began in Argentina, as Assistant Winemaker at Terrazas de los Andes, followed by a year at Newton Vineyard on Spring Mountain, Napa, before his final rotation at Cloudy Bay in New Zealand, where winemaker, Tim Heath, became a mentor. “He taught me the importance of being respectful of the wine you have in front of you,” Bianchi said.
Upon completion of this three-year program, Bianchi returned to Newton in 2016 as Head of Winemaking. Today, Bianchi possesses the same boyish wonder that he felt as a child assisting his grandparents in Italy. His quest is to translate the beauty, nature and elements of ADAMVS’ profound and geologically diverse site into elegant wines that will evolve through time.
ADAMVS offers private tastings and experiences by advance appointment to allocation list members. For more information, and to join the waitlist, please visit the official website.
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