Posts made in August 2019

LA Times, The Taste 2019, The Taste LA, Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE

LA Times The Taste

By Vaughn Lowery × Krish Narsinghani

The Taste LA‘s 10th anniversary didn’t disappoint. Held at the legendary Paramount Studios on Gower and Melrose in Hollywood. Opening night was nothing short of whimsical. Canopy lights draped the movie lot as people pranced throughout the evening with sips and bite-sized dishes in tow. The soon-to-be iconic event is hosted by the LA Times. If you’re seeking a savory night out with influential foodies, then this is your place.

Throughout the three day experience, various restaurants rotated booths to serve small bites and spirits. 360 Magazine favorites included Castaway, McConnel’s Fine Ice Creams and RiceBox. VIP ticket holders had access to an additional plethora of wines, lounge area and a personalized wine glass crafted by Signature Hand Engraving.

Ticket prices ranged from $115 to $200 USD for a VIP experience. Passes are all-inclusive and good for unlimited food, beer, wine and spirits tastings, plus all stage activities (including cooking demonstrations). The Taste 2019 left foodies satisfied and dreaming of LA’s hottest restaurants.

Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE

7 Ways To Make Your Face Look Younger

Everyone wants to live forever, but NO one wants to grow old. Well, at least no one wants to LOOK old! That paradox has been ingrained in most of us from the moment we feel the effects of aging!  It is a deep-rooted desire to fight the process of growing old tooth and nail. While it’s true that no one can stop maturing, there are ways that we can slow it down or at the very least look younger. Here are some suggestions.

1. You Are What You Eat

Or, you are what your body absorbs. If you are eating foods that are prohibiting you from absorbing needed nutrients, then that can most definitely be the culprit to looking older. That is why consuming a diet that is nutrient-dense is so important! Avoiding sugar is something you may also want to consider. A diet that is low in sugar keeps insulin levels low. It is important to understand that a consistent spike in insulin levels accelerates aging.

2. Sleep

It is no secret that the body needs sleep but not just any old sleep will do. Our bodies require six to eight hours of recuperative sleep every night. If we regularly deprive ourselves of that then we will begin to age faster, and it will show! If you are suffering from long-term sleep deprivation it is best that you find the root cause and resolve it because sleep is vital to our longevity.

3. Let’s Get Physical!

There is a reason why exercise is often advised when wanting to look younger. That’s because regular exercise dramatically slows the aging process in our chromosomes (thread-like structures housed in the nucleus of each cell). Our telomeres (caps placed at the end of chromosomes like shoelaces) controls aging. As we age, our telomeres become shorter. Regular exercise halts that process helping us maintain longer telomeres which are linked with a prolonged existence. Not to mention that exercise also relieves stress and anxiety which can take its toil and show on our faces prematurely aging us.

4. Water

Hydration is very important in maintaining our youthful appearance. Especially when you consider that the human adult body is 60% of water. Not only does water cool down the body but it also delivers nutrients to the cells and removes waste. Along with drinking water, you can also eat fruits and vegetables with high water content such as watermelon, grapefruit, and cucumber.

5. Protect Your Skin

The sun is a great source of Vitamin D which is necessary for our immune health and absorbing calcium, however, the sun also ages our skin due to its harmful ultraviolet (A and B) rays. These are the types of sun rays that reach the earth’s surface. UVB rays produce sunburn and are associated with the formation of most skin cancers. UVA rays are also the cause of some cancers in the skin. Finding a sunscreen with SPF 15 (at least) that protects against both rays is ideal, also wearing hats and using umbrellas will help.

6. Skin Care: Gel

Keeping in line with skin protection, there are products that can be used that can help with the skin’s appearance. If you are having difficulties with your skin texture or if you have scars, you can use natural solutions like aloe gel or coconut oil. These can be very effective in helping the skin to heal properly and natural. Also, a good scar gel will help.

7. Make-up

How you apply your make-up can make a significant difference in how young or old you appear. Advice on make-up tips can be found all over social media platforms such as Pinterest, Facebook, or YouTube. Be sure to incorporate good habits like removing your make-up and cleaning your face before going to bed and make sure that your make-up is not too old or unsanitary.

What is all comes down to is that, we have to live a healthy lifestyle. I know that we hear this advice over and over again to the point of it being a cliché; however, there is a reason why we hear it often; BECAUSE IT’S TRUE! There’s really no way around it. If we want to look youthful yet live as long as possible, we must develop good lifestyle habits. 

Lexus, Costa Rica, 360 MAGAZINE, Vaughn Lowery, RXL

Lexus Milestones

By Flore Chaumont × Vaughn Lowery

Lexus celebrated their 30-year anniversary this past July; and we couldn’t escape it. We were invited on a 3-day lifestyle activation in Costa Rica, testing both their latest vehicles along side of their precursors. Since Lexus is the leading producer of luxury hybrids, their choice of hosting this event in Costa Rica was not arbitrary. Aside from lush landscapes, the island is a place where environmentally driven initiatives and technologies thrive. The country is a leading producer of hydroelectric energy, and conserving their beautiful flora and fauna is one of their top priorities.

1. Accommodation

Our hopes were high and they were remarkably met with our arrival at the magnificent Four Seasons Hotel, located in Liberia, a jewel in the countryside of Costa Rica. The luxurious property, nicely integrated into the surrounding region was mesmerizing. Modern yet rustic decorated rooms spilt out onto the beachfront as we assembled at a welcoming reception. We were treated like loyalty with excellent service, savory bites and of course, great fellowship. With a 181 rooms, fitness center (which rivaled Equinox), day spa (complete with plunge pool, steam room and hot tub) and private beach, many of us were tempted to stay longer within the 1,400 acres of utter bliss. There was so much to explore via a biking excursion or a simple hike into neighboring jungles.

2. History of Lexus

During the conference, we learned about the history of Lexus; and their product line from 1989 to present. With the use of VR, we were teleported in time to when Toyota arrived in the US. In 1984, they launched the Circle F Project with the aim of releasing a luxury car. The challenge was to change America’s perception of the marque. For this project, Chief Engineer Ichiro Suzuki sets aggressive goals which will define the brand’s strategy and excellence down the route. With over 1400 engineers involved and 400 prototypes later, the Lexus LS was born. A sedan unlike any other. The name, originally Alexis, became Lexus, and the logo came to become this symbol of beauty and perfection with a succession of exceptional cars to accompany.

3. Meeting with Executives

We also got the privilege to sit down and shoot the breeze with some of the senior level executives of Lexus. Koichi Suga, General Manager of Lexus Design, explained to us his inspiration for adding the concierge and driver refresh, he maintains, “Our vision is human centered: what the customer wants, while focusing on our distinctive culture and heritage.” Indeed, the driver refreshes function is an imitation of shiatsu massage, and it was also our favorite feature in this newly reintroduced full-size flagship. In a discussion with Koji Sato, Vice President of Lexus International Products & Engineering, we were informed that the brand expects to issue its first EV by 2025. And he gave tongue to what gives the sedan a long-term advantage over SUV models. He states, “I think the sedan is more formal, more stylish, with a low center of gravity that provides a more emotional feel.”

4. Vehicle Drives

After being fascinated with the history of Lexus, we got to take a glimpse of and even test drive a few. The incredible LFA was on display and the RC F Sport (f/ in Men in Black: International) were definitely crowd favorites. We test drove three of their models: the LS 500h; RXL (new RX w/ third row seating) and LC 500h. The LS literally made us feel like a royal family. The sleek design, alongside a more pronounced spindle grill and a ton of driver/passenger amenities made the interior feel like nirvana. The RXL possesses a 4.4 inch longer wheel base than RX, now seats 7 and has been refined to exaggerate masculinity. Lastly, the LC 500h, spotlighted in the critically acclaimed Black Panther, was simply sublime, from its paw-like exterior to the silky ride it offers. The peaceful drive along windy roads near the rain forests was almost mysterious.

5. Adventure

On our final day, we drove to the Diamante Eco Adventure Park which is home to one of the highest zip lines in the world – approximately 80 stories high and 1 mile long from one side to the other. We strapped into the renowned Superman, headfirst while facing forward on our bellies. Within, 45 seconds or less we were tailed and ready to retrieve our rides.

In short, Lexus created an atmosphere which showcased creativity, confidence and courage. Everything was exemplified through their leaders, bold design and humanity. Here’s to another 30 years!!!

Santa Monica, 360 Magazine, Vaughn Lowery

Top 4 Ways 3D Printing is Transforming the Automobile Industry 

The automotive sector is booming, and various technologies are playing a significant role. However, with the emerging economic as well as environmental concerns, the industry is back on the drawing board to rethink the way it functions. There’re several tactics to enhance manufacturing without compromising quality. Cutting down on coast as well as wastage is what the industry is aiming. Among these significant technologies, there’s one that stands out, and it’s 3D printing. Here are some fascinating ways on how 3D printing is transforming the car industry

  • Fast and cheap prototyping 

3D technology has opened an avenue for fast as well as low-cost prototyping. With this technology at hand, one can mold and set up specialized machines to make brand new car parts. One can easily use a single 3D printer to come up with various prototypes ranging from steering wheels to car breaks, among others.

One also stands a chance to benefit from making lighter as well as durable parts within the shortest time possible.

  • Customization 

Any person in the car business would like to be unique. That’s why various exotic car rental looks for cars with customized elements. They seek this path to ensure their clients get the best of the car renting business. 3D printing is quite promising among car owners as they can get what they want from car manufacturers. They can get large spare parts made by the use of 3D printing. High-end car manufacturers use this technology to customize cars for their clients.

  • Improve supply chain management 

Coming up with the final product isn’t easy. Thousands of components play a crucial role in building one car. Different suppliers from across the globe perform their part, thus the need for the supply chain management. With a long chain, the cost of making a car skyrockets, which ultimately affects the final price. However, with 3D printing, manufacturers can now have their spare parts digitally! They can produce them on demand, thus avoiding excess production.

  • Restore vintage car models 

3D printing is playing a critical role in transforming the future of the car industry.  However, people can’t move forward before looking where they came from first. 3D printing is one technology that’s used to revive historical milestones by restoring vintage cars. The process is more straightforward said than done. As the major challenge faced is unavailability of the right original equipment manufacturer part in case an accident occurs.

Original drawings can be hard to find, and some are prohibitive. Nonetheless, 3D printing is changing the state of events, and people can easily enjoy old vehicles.  

3D printing also saves on the cost of restoring a vintage car while eliminating guesswork or reverse engineering.  The technology can quickly scan and record each bump, curve, deviation, and deliver the most significant result while comparing to traditional methods. The idea has made 3D printing popular in attracting vintage car collectors as well as car museums.

3D technology is changing the car industry landscape. Many exotic car rental owners are embracing this technology to add customized cars into their fleet of vehicles. The result is ensuring their clients have the best car renting experience.  

POST MALONE RELEASES “CIRCLES”

History-making, GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum artist Post Malone has just released his latest single, “Circles”.

Get it HERE via Republic Records.

“Circles” heralds the arrival of his anxiously awaited third full-length studio album, Hollywood’s Bleeding [Republic Records], which Malone recently announced will be coming on September 6th, 2019. You can pre-order Hollywood’s Bleeding HERE. Pre-order will include downloads of the latest track as well as the recent platinum selling “Goodbyes” [feat. Young Thug]

On “Circles,” Post teamed up with two of his frequent collaborators Frank Dukes and Louis Bell. With Dukes behind the board, he delivered the RIAA diamond-certified “Congratulations” [feat. Quavo] and multiplatinum “Déjà vu” [feat. Justin Bieber]. Meanwhile, the union of Post and Bell has historically led to a string of multiplatinum smashes, including “rockstar” [feat. 21 Savage], “Better Now,” “Psycho” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign], and most recently “Goodbyes” [feat. Young Thug].

Post will soon head out on The Runaway Tour, a North American outing scheduled to kick off September 14^th in Tacoma, WA and visit cities across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping November 20th at The Forum in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale HERE.

As Post headlines festivals around the world, 2019 has been packed with one milestone and achievement after another. “Congratulations” was officially certified Diamond by the RIAA and according to Nielsen Music, his second album, beerbongs & Bentleys, emerges on the Mid-Year Top 10 Albums (Based on Overall Equivalent Album Units) and he earns two entries on the Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Digital Songs, namely “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” with Swae Lee at #3 and “wow.” at #6. “Sunflower” also lands at #2 among the Top 10 On-Demand Song Streams (Audio and Video Combined) and Mid-Year Top 10 On-Demand Audio Streams as “wow” sits at #7 on both charts.

Marvel, 360 MAGAZINE

Marvel Turns 80

This weekend, Marvel celebrates its milestone 80th Anniversary…and you’re invited! From the Golden Age, through the latest and greatest of the past decade, read a handful of hits from 80 years of Marvel canon, all in our Digital Comics Shop web store!

Enter code MARVEL50 at the cart page, and see your total order price snikt in half with 50% storewide savings!* This offer runs this weekend, through 9/3 11:00 PM ET!

Want the perfect intro series for the iconic Ms. Marvel? Try Kamala Khan’s first ongoing in MS. MARVEL VOL. 1: NO NORMAL! Or, get acquainted with Night Traveler Moon Knight in his groundbreaking 2014 run! And try this editor-recommended sensational She-Hulk series, featuring the gamma green attorney and her superhuman law practice! This weekend marks a great opportunity to try that buzzed about series you’ve been meaning to read! From the Eternals’ ancient civilizations, to Spider-Man’s friendly neighborhood, we’ve got you covered with this storewide coupon!

New to comics, and don’t know where to start? Visit the DISCOVER Reading List section to help you uncover pathways through events, themed lists, recommended series, favorite characters, creators and more! Start with our lineup of 80th Anniversary Spotlights, from our Silver Age list featuring foundational stories of the 60s, through the gnarly 90s, to modern Must-Reads of today.

Best of all, digital collections and comics are great for on-the-go reading! All purchases in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop are added to your personal library, and can be read on any web browser, or in the Marvel Comics app on iPhone®, iPad® and select Android™ devices! Our smart-paneling feature provides an intuitive reader experience, ideal for all types of mobile device and tablet users!

Ring in a historic 80 years this weekend! Expand your reading with this exceptional offer through 9/3, 11:00 PM ET!

BIRDMAN & JUVENILE DO IT AGAIN

Turning up with the most sought-after reunion of 2019, Birdman & Juvenile unleash a new collaborative single entitled “Ride Dat” featuring Lil Wayne.  The single will premiere on Apple Music’s Beats 1 and is available at all digital retailers today.

Get it HERE via Cash Money Records.

Capturing the magic of classic Cash Money Records, this blockbuster track unites the label’s three original pillars—Birdman, Juvenile, and Lil Wayne—on one massive, modern, and magnificent banger. Over a beat cooked up by in-house producer DRoc [Jacquees, Rich Gang], Juvenile leaps right into a classic NOLA flow, bobbing and weaving between nimble rhymes and a hypnotic hook. While Birdman’s icy cadences shines more than ever before Lil Wayne goes hard with an airtight display of his own. These Cash Money Records all-stars deliver an anthem for the label’s next generation and a historic return-to-form. Be on the lookout for the music video’s debut soon.

Fittingly, it sets the stage for the imminent arrival of I’m On My Shit, the follow-up sequel to J.A.G.—the first collaborative album released by Birdman & Juvenile earlier this year. Songs from the initial collaboration cumulatively tallied over 20 million YouTube views and clocked 10 million Spotify streams and counting. Billboard predicted it as “the beginning of a new chapter.” The ultimate sequel of 2019 is just around the corner. Get ready for I’m On My Shit.

JONAS BROTHERS PERFORM FIRST OF TWO SOLD OUT SHOWS

LISTEN TO HAPPINESS BEGINS HERE 

Currently on their sold out Happiness Begins Tour, Jonas Brothers performed the first of two sold out nights at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden tonight. Joined by special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw, the Happiness

Begins Tour canvases North America through the end of the year. See the full itinerary below. Earlier this week, the band took home the 2019 MTV Video Music Award for “Best Pop” for “Sucker,” as well as put on an epic hometown performance of “Sucker” and “Only Human” at the historic Stone Pony stage at the Jersey Shore.

Meanwhile, “Sucker” and “Burning Up” also achieved a 2X platinum certification from the RIAA, continuing the band’s monumental success. Happiness Begins became the third #1 album of the Jonas Brother’s career and first release since 2009. This #1 bow represented a landmark moment for the group and pop at large as they retain the place at the top of the charts they claimed a decade ago. A global success, the album also landed at #1 in Canada, with additional career high debuts in countries including UK, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands and more. These achievements solidified Jonas Brothers’ return as the biggest pop moment of 2019.

Jonas Brothers “Happiness Begins Tour” 2019 Dates here.

Capitol Music Group, Katy Perry, Rony Alwin, 360 MAGAZINE

Katy Perry

In her 10 years with Capitol, Katy has racked up a cumulative 35 billion streams alongside worldwide sales of more than 45 million adjusted albums and 135 million tracks. With the singles “Roar,” “Firework,” and “Dark Horse” each surpassing the 10 million threshold including song sales and streams, Katy became the first artist to earn three RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. She is one of only five artists in history to have topped 100 million certified units with their digital singles – and the first-ever Capitol Records recording artist to join the elite RIAA 100 Million Certified Songs club. Katy’s 2015 Super Bowl performance is the highest-rated in the event’s history. She is the most-followed person globally on Twitter, and the first to surpass 100 million followers. She was the first female artist to have four videos surpass a billion views each. Her videos for “Firework” and “Last Friday Night” have over one billion views, while “Roar” and “Dark Horse” have surpassed the two billion mark. 

Aside from being one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, Katy is an active advocate of many philanthropic causes. In 2013, Katy was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador as a result of her commitment to improving the lives of children worldwide. From traveling to Vietnam and Madagascar to highlight the needs of some of the world’s most vulnerable children, to recording PSAs about the importance of empowering girls and supporting adolescents living with HIV/AIDS, as well as raising awareness for UNICEF’s emergency relief efforts, Katy has used her powerful voice to advocate for children and support UNICEF’s mission to ensure every child’s right to health, education, equality, and protection. She was awarded with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award in 2016. 

Katy has also been a champion for LGBTQ+ equality. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Trevor Project’s Hero Award in 2012, the Human Rights Campaign’s National Equality Award in 2017, and amfAR’s Award of Courage in 2018. She has also performed at various events to raise funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS, including 2009’s Life Ball and 2016’s amfAR Cannes Gala

WATCH: http://katy.to/SmallTalkVidPR

*Photo by Rony Alwin

Shy Glizzy, 360 MAGAZINE

Shy Glizzy

Today, Grammy-nominated rapper Shy Glizzy releases his new EP ALOHA – LISTEN HERE. The entire EP was inspired by the island of Hawaii, where Shy Glizzy crafted the project during a two-week stay.  The first single “Wakiki Flow” kicks off the EP, with no hook or interruptions giving a sneak peek into Glizzy’s stream of consciousness and sets the tone for the rest of the project. Featuring production from heavy-hitters Harry Fraud and WondagurlALOHA finds Glizzy returning back to his roots of raw lyrics and unfiltered flows.

With this EP being a follow up to his 2019 released project Covered N’ Blood and fresh off the sold out Drip or Drown 2 Tour where he performed alongside Gunna and Lil Keed, it’s clear that Shy Glizzy is determined to close out this year with a bang.