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Wine Spectator’s 2018 Restaurant Awards

Wine lovers everywhere, it’s that time of the year to update your wine destination list! Wine Spectator has released the winners of the 2018 RestaurantAwards, which honors the world’s best restaurants for wine. This year, the Restaurant Awards program honors 3,759 dining destinations from all 50 states in the U.S. and more than 75 countries internationally.

The Restaurant Awards began in 1981, and there are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award, with 2,453; 1,215; and 91 winners this year in each respective category. Seven of the Grand Award winners—Ai Fiori in New York City, Barolo Grill in Denver, Le Coureur Des Bois in Beloeil, Quebec, Canada, Madera in Menlo Park, California, Metropolitan Grill in Seattle, Restaurant Mosaic in Pretoria, South Africa and Sistina in New York City—are first timers.

“This year’s class of restaurants is one of the most impressive and innovative ever,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “Their wine lists keep improving, because wine lovers are eager to explore and learn. The goal of our Restaurant Awards is to support restaurant wine programs and bring them to diners’ attention through our outreach through print, digital and social media. Wine Spectator salutes every restaurant honored in the 2018 Restaurant Awards.”

All winners are profiled at Restaurants.WineSpectator.com and in the Restaurant Awards app. The app, available free on the App store, allows iPhone and iPad users to easily find nearby award-winning restaurants, with maps, plus helpful information about cuisine, wine and pricing.

The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers. Best of Award of Excellence recipients offer more extensive selections with significant vintage depth and excellent breadth across multiple regions.

The Grand Award is the program’s highest honor. This elite group comprises the world’s best wine programs, which deliver serious breadth of top producers, outstanding depth in mature vantages, excellent harmony with the menu and superior presentation. Wine Spectator carefully assesses each Grand Award candidate, including rigorous independent, on-site inspections of the wine program, cellar, service, ambiance and cuisine of the restaurant.

The full list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue, on newsstands July 17.
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About Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches around 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (WineSpectator.com), mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 16,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’sImpact Newsletter.

SLS World Tour at the Galen Center

Red Bull & SLS (Street League Skateboarding) hosted their annual World Tour men’s prelims and finals at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles. Some of the finalists featured Nyjah Huston, Chris Joslin and Yuto Horigome for the first stop of the tour. Horigome took first place with a stellar performance. The live event was broadcasted on ETN as well as replays/coverage on ESPN2 and ABC.

Paris FW x Haute Couture

During Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture, on Tuesday, July 3,

Maison des Centraliens has hosted three young designers with their Fall- Winter Collections 2018-2019:

 

ABE by Ariane Chaumeil Jewelry  “Miroir”

There is magic and mystery in a mirror : the reflexion of who looks into it is real, but reversed.  Since we gaze at ourselves, all fantasies become possible and brings us back to face each other, and to what the world has to face. As a two-way mirror, you can see without being seen. Step through and find out with this collection, and the part of your soul using your imagination, whether it is dark or whether radiant…

The fall winter collection of the ABE by Ariane Chaumeil house, whose crafting remains done with the blowtorch glass, becomes richer with a new proposition: the metal paste making. Sculpted and cast, the metal paste is modelled, sanded, fired at high temperature, brushed and rubbed with a burnisher and polished several times in order to get pieces of golden and white bronze, and of pure copper, with a shiny, ancient rendering.

 

A couture collection by  designer Armine Ohanyan

A couture collection made in France, entirely handmade, intimately inspired by nature, showing the natural elements in all their forms. Ice, crystallization, rain, wind, dew and roots. Crystallized in these surroundings, the Human Being becomes Nature. The Nature is everlasting, nothing can stop it. It is the true beauty, perfection. For depicting this cycle of evolution, Armine Ohanyan uses the new technologies such as 3D printing or materials crafting, which play an important role in her creation process. Her art investigations never end, like the movement that she shows in its different forms and their ranges of colours and materials. Her creations are futuristic, modern, with a wide beauty touch.

 

Baroqco Jewelry

Designers Imelda and Eduardo aka Baroqco are citizens of the world . Their roots are from Dutch Chinese Indonesian and Portuguese descent, and this diversity is what provides foundation that leads to the inspiration and creation. BaroQco comes from Baroque, an era of change from simplicity to lively and exuberant detail. BaroQco stands alone with its unique grandeur and ability to surprise and to achieve a sense of awe. Imelda and Eduardo started to create jewelry as they were looking for a tiara or crown for their wedding day. At that time there were not a lot of options, so they decided to create their own tiara which lead others to ask whether they could also make necklaces and earrings.

« As we embrace the impressionism, we strive not only for the outer but especially for the inner-beauty. In our creations we want to push boundaries of artistic techniques. And therefore the BaroQco is a book without an End. »

The materials are opal ,gold and Swarovski and all the metalwork are nickel free, the usage of non toxic and – hazardous for plating makes the jewelry more ecofriendly.

 

 

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Loving Home Hospice Jazz Night in Calabasas, California

By Krishan Narsinghani

June 22, 2018, Calabasas, CA

360 Magazine joined Loving Home Hospice for Children & Side Door Events for the Sixth Annual Smooth Jazz Night to raise money for a humble cause. Loving Home Hospice for Children is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Mission: “We provide services to families who reside in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, California since 2008. We provide Hospice and Palliative care through loving support to our residents under the age of 21 and their families during their difficult life challenges. It is our goal to enable the residents and their families to focus on the joys of their life experiences and the continuity of family life to come.”

94.7 The Wave hosted the special occasion with performances by Tom Scott & Graham Dechter (Grammy award winner),  Jeff Rothpan (comedian), and Sami Shapiro (former Boston Symphony performer).

Please help the children at Loving Home Hospice and their families by donating at:

http://www.lovehomehospice.org/Donate.html

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Fastest Commute Cities in California

The team at HomeArea.com created a graphic of the Fastest Commute Cities in California.

See the 79 places in California with the lowest average travel time to work below, and the highest average travel time to work places at the bottom of the list.

This is based on the latest estimates from the American Community Survey for all cities in California with a population of 60,000 or more.

Everyone hates sitting in traffic. Less time commuting means more time for work, family, and fun.

The California average travel time to work from the latest estimates is 29.4 and has risen 1.8% from 28.9.

This year saw several big changes:

· Chico, CA ranked for the first time

· Fresno, CA fell from #1 to #2

· Santa Maria, CA ranked for the first time

· Napa, CA fell from #2 to #4

· Davis, CA ranked for the first time.

· Citrus Heights, CA saw the biggest percentage increase in average travel time to work at 12.4%,

· Pasadena, CA saw the largest percentage descrease at -8.6%.

RUF Makes US Debut

The German sports car manufacturer will have a special class at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering on Friday, August 24, 2018 and debut its latest CTR alongside the freshly restored legendary 1989 “Yellowbird” CTR #001.

Ruf Automobile GmbH, manufacturer and engineer of bespoke sports cars, will be honored in a special class at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering entitled “The Alois Ruf Reunion”. The event will make the first North American appearance of the new RUF CTR alongside the completely restored RUF 1989 “Yellowbird” CTR #001 owned by an automobile enthusiast, connoisseur and car collector Bruce Meyer.

“The Alois Ruf Reunion” will bring together a handful of notable cars from throughout the marque’s history, reuniting them with Alois and Estonia Ruf on the manicured lawns of The Quail Lodge in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Other RUF cars that will be on display include the CTR Clubsport, CTR2 and RCT.

“When we began building our own automobiles in 1974 it was all for the thrill of the drive,” said Alois Ruf, owner of RUF Automobile GmbH. “We are honored to have been given a special class at The Quail, but we recognize that this is a celebration of RUF owners and their passion for driving as much as it is the RUF brand. RUF is not a car or a company, it’s an all-encompassing experience of which we are just a part. We share this honor with all of the members of the RUF community.”

The 1987 RUF CTR “Yellowbird” took the automotive world by storm when it out-paced every other production car in the world, topping out at an unprecedented 211 mph at the Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany. Along with its top-speed record, the CTR also became the first production car to break the 200-mph barrier. RUF commemorated the 30th anniversary of the “Yellowbird” with the release of the new CTR, an entirely bespoke high performance sports car developed and built in RUF’s Pfaffenhausen, Germany facilities. Among other engineering achievements, the new CTR is the first carbon fiber monocoque production car with a rear-engine layout. The turbo charged RUF is only equipped with minimalistic electronic driving aids, such as ABS and slip-control, resulting in one of the purest driving experiences available in a modern car. Production of the new CTR is expected to begin in late 2018.

The celebration will also include a private event for RUF owners at a separate location during the week. For more information on RUF automobiles, visit the RUF website at ruf-automobile.de/en.

ABOUT RUF AUTOMOBILE GMBH
In 1939, Alois Ruf Sr. first formed his company, AUTORUF, as a general service garage. The company grew and in 1949 Ruf Sr. added a gas station to the company complex. By 1955, Ruf Sr. recognized a need in Germany for a full-size tourist bus and challenged himself to build his own to run this as a separate business. In 1963, the company began specializing in Porsche vehicles, a direction that Alois Ruf Jr. vowed to continue when he assumed ownership of the company in 1974. In the following year, the first RUF-enhanced Porsche model made its debut.

In 1982 RUF has been approved by the German authorities as a car manufacturer in its own right, which meant that RUF cars were identified by their own VIN. In 1987 RUF achieved the approval from NHTSA and EPA in the United States. Now it is still family run by Alois and Estonia Ruf.

NARAL Pro-Choice America

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Congressman Adam Schiff for Re-election

Challenger in California’s 28th Congressional District Earns Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Congressman Adam Schiff in California’s 28th Congressional district.

“Congressman Schiff is a champion for California women and families, and we are proud to endorse his re-election,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Congressman Schiff is a strong and reliable advocate in the fight to make reproductive freedom a reality for women and families. With nonstop attacks on our most basic rights by the GOP and the Trump administration, we need champions like Congressman Schiff to fight back. We know he will continue to be a steadfast ally when he wins in November.”

“I am honored to be endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice America and to maintain a 100 percent rating on choice issues,” said Schiff. “I will continue to stand up to the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress, fight to make healthcare more affordable and accessible for women and families, and to protect reproductive freedom.”

Adam Schiff was elected in 2000 to serve California’s 28th Congressional district, and since then he’s been a tireless advocate for women’s health and reproductive healthcare. Schiff has been a consistent pro-choice vote in the House and has never shied away from vocally supporting reproductive freedom. When re-elected this fall, Schiff will continue to serve his constituency by fighting for their fundamental human rights, including access to abortion and birth control.

NARAL’s political program for the 2018 general election is the organization’s largest ever midterm political program to advance candidates fighting for “our values, our future, our vote.” NARAL is investing in diverse candidates up and down the ballot in 19 states, mobilizing members and voters through mail, phones, digital ads, door to door canvassing, TV ads, and rallies that hold anti-choice candidates accountable and lift up pro-choice champions. To read more about NARAL’s endorsed candidates, click here.

BET Pre-Party

Stars collided at Interscope Records’ annual BET Awards pre-party, held last night at Poppy in West Hollywood. The mesmerizing venue, known for dabbling with surrealism while catering to Hollywood royalty, opened its doors to an impressive list of artists, industry professionals and tastemakers. The evening was sponsored by Bud Light, Hennessy, Seedo and Lyft. DJs A-OH, Megan Ryte and Nitrane entertained the host of celebrity guests which included: Rae Sremmurd, Tory Lanez, Mustard, Kamaiyah, YG, Machine Gun Kelly and many more.

Machine Gun Kelly, 360 Magazine

Arin Ray, 360 Magazine

Christie Hsiao, 360 Magazine

Kamaiyah, 360 Magazine

Amber Grimes, 360 Magazine

Zach Iser, 360 Magazine

Photo Credit: Jerritt Clark for Getty Images | Cassidy Sparrow for Getty Images
Artist/Celebrity Complete List:
Alex da Kid
Angela Yee
Ari Lennox
Arin Ray
Asian Doll
Bas
Big Boy
Boogie
Brianna Cash
Busta Rhymes
Coach K
Cozz
Director X
DJ A-OH
DJ Drewski
DJ Megan Ryte
DJ Self
Ghazi Shami
Isaiah Rashad
Jace
James R
Jennifer Williams
K Camp
Kamaiyah
Karen Civil
Lecrae
Mack Wilds
Melii
Melody Thornton
Mereba
Machine Gun Kelly
Mitch
Moneybagg Yo
Mustard
Paloma Ford
Plies
Rae Sremmurd
RJMrLA
Serayah
Sevyn Streeter
Social House
Tory Lanez
YG
YFN Lucci

BLAKE ANDERSON GIFTS GSW

As the Golden State Warriors continue their celebrations as Kings of the city, Warriors super fan and actor/comedian Blake Anderson, gifted bottles of Crown Royal XR to the entire 2018 championship team. The bottles of $130 whisky come enclosed in a velvet, blue bag that were embroidered to reflect the team’s achievement.

The team received the bottles from Anderson this week, and he had the following to say about their accomplishment:

 

“Congratulations on a season fit for a king. As a California native and a Golden State Warriors super fan, I’m stoked to gift every member of the organization with a bottle of Crown Royal XR to celebrate your back-to-back championships like royalty. Cheers, champs!”

Sky Katz MV

SKY KATZ MAKES MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTORIAL DEBUT WITH FALL BACK

AVAILABLE NOW

Link to watch: youtu.be/Zc8t-No3aAc

COVER ART FOR MEDIA USE (Credit: Emmanuel Escarraman | @eevisual

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 9, 2018) – Hip hop recording artist/actress Sky Katz has released her new single FALL BACK, accompanied by a music video, which the teen stars in and made her debut behind the camera. “Fall Back” is the follow up single to her Top 40 fan favorite “For Da Summer”. The new track captivates listeners with its infectious beat, catchy hook and relatable message about staying grounded no matter where life takes you.

BUY/STREAM Fall Back

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About Sky Katz:

Sky Katz is one of Hollywood’s most talked about young talents. Sky stars as the scene-stealing spunky neighbor Tess in Disney Channel’s Raven’s Home; the spinoff of the iconic sitcom That’s So Raven— Season 2 premieres on June 25th. Previously, a contestant on season 11 of America’s Got Talent, Sky wowed the judges and audience with her impressive rapping skills and freestyle. The teenage free spirit immediately caught national attention and has performed on MTV’s TRL and Summer in the City, Harry, New York Knicks Halftime Show at Madison Square Garden, Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, and SXSW.

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