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5 Ways to Live Well for Less

A simple, economic lifestyle doesn’t necessarily require sacrificing your quality of life, in spite of people often mistakenly believing that one is almost synonymous with the other. It is perfectly possible to combine minimalism with intelligent indulgence, and live well for less. In regard to how that can be achieved, we will now discuss some of the easy to adopt methods next.

Rent, Don’t Buy

When you rent instead of buying, you save more money, since you do not lose out on the depreciating cost of real estate in the US and there’s nothing holding you back from moving when you need to.

Don’t Pay High Rent Unnecessarily

Renting is a better and cheaper option than buying, which is a financial and practical truth, but you can save even more by moving to a low rent section of the city. If you like the location, just move to a smaller apartment and you will be paying less, without sacrificing the location.

Sometimes, we make the mistake of paying more money for space we hardly even use, which is common, but unwise nonetheless.

Don’t Give Up on the Coffee, but Save on the Pods

The coffee machine is a little bit of luxury that some people won’t likely be willing to give up. Even if they do give up on the coffee machine because of the exorbitant prices of the original coffee pods, it won’t be a sacrifice that will make you feel like you are living well for less!

As this list is all about finding cheaper and sometimes better ways to live well by spending less money, we have a brilliant solution for you. If you have a Nespresso machine, for example, just choose to buy Nespresso capsules from a third party instead, and you could be saving about 40% on the pods!

Gourmesso makes espresso, lungo, decaf, and flavored coffee pods for the Nespresso machines (except the VertuoLine models), which will save you a fortune in the long run, but you won’t have to sacrifice on the quality of your coffee at all.

Don’t Shop from Expensive Brands

Gucci, Prada and Ralph Lauren products are exorbitantly expensive, but do not provide any real additional value to the customer, aside from vanity.

You would be surprised to know that almost all of the products which these brands release with their stamp on them are actually made in tiny sweatshops that you will never even hear about. The same products, without the customizations exclusive to those brands are often sold by their suppliers at a tiny fraction of the price!

You don’t have to buy rags and unbranded clothing of course, but by simply avoiding the big brands, and supporting some of the local, less popular ones, you will be able to shop more for less money.

Shift to a More Practical Car

The muscle cars and the sports cars have their appeal, so to say they are pointless would be a lie. Unlike branded clothing from luxury brands, you do actually get better performance and the wow factor from these beasts for sure.

However, in a practical scenario, these cars are definitely more about vanity than practicality. It’s okay when you have that mindset and the money to spend on a car that will burn through fuel like hot knife through butter, but as we are talking about living well for less, why not shift to a more fuel-efficient and comfortable car instead?

They cost less to buy, maintain and refuel, immediately making them a better choice for living with less, but without really sacrificing on anything practical.

There’s just so much more you can change and adopt to save money, without having to let go of your favorite things in life. These were just five, but they should be able to give you an idea of how to do the same in any other sphere of your lifestyle as well.

SACHI shares new anthem featuring Roe

With over twenty-five million cumulative streams and a pair of gold plaques back home, rising New Zealand duo SACHI share a brand new single entitled “Sparking My Fire” [feat. ROE]today.

Get it HERE via Casablanca Records.

Once again, the twosome ignites a fresh flame for electronic dance music. Weaving together live choir, strings, and a horn section, they craft a warm and wondrous sonic background that builds towards a shimmering climax. Over this soundscape, Los Angeles songstress ROE carries heavenly and hypnotic verses towards an anthemic refrain, “You’re sparking my fire.

Most importantly, the single lights the fuse for the group’s upcoming EP—due out July 27, 2019. Be on the lookout for more music and big news from SACHI very soon.

Smashing boundaries between electro, pop, and house, SACHI harness unabashed, unfiltered, and undeniable energy in their music. By 2019, they notched over 25 million cumulative streams and earned two gold singles back in their native New Zealand—“No More” and “Shelter.” Recently, “Hollywood Angel” [feat. E^ST]and “Worst Behaviour” [feat. Sam DeRosa] ignited excitement for the arrival of new music this year.

Arpionth, 360 MAGAZINE, Vaughn Lowery

Arpionth

Every once in awhile we discover a newfangled talent who dares to be different. Arpionth is the next generation of EDM. Sultry and sensual melodic instrumentation at it’s finest. A swedish phenomenon.

“Hope” thrives on cinematic creativity and indulges all senses. Your heart will pump while waves crash.

“Destiny” opens up with tons of faithful synergy. Once the beat drops so will your soul. Throbbing. Pulsating.

“Origin” marks newfound territory with systemic beats which power through tradition. Being present isn’t enough. To recognize your past is to know your perfection.

“Above” pushes the envelope. Like a bird, the rhythmic cadence will make you flutter. Higher and higher your imagination will float amongst the swarms.

“Fight” treads on fear. Feisty yet temperamental instrumentation will tantalize your inner existence.

“Continue” is a rotational pull. Everlasting and meaningful. Nothing can stand in the room of an orbit.

“Return” is sinister. A notational menstrual cycle.

“Change” is a seasonal reflection of emotions. You can visualize leaves turn from green to amber.

“Then” will transpire your soul. Strings and snares are on a downward spiral romance.

“Past” mimics a crispness of affairs. Up beat and responsive to what’s to come.

“Time” ticks like a elegant piece of machinery. Poignant and peaceful.

“Now” streams the senses. You can actually smell the stark stench of collateral damage.

“Be” proves to be one of the more sensible tracks with an alien-like heart beat. Allow your mind to ramble around a viscous surface. It’s all about building community!

“Clouds” is anthemic. Parallel to a derivative. A heavenly tune erupting with angelic memories.

Arpionth has a special talent to cure a thirsty mind. His ability to chime into uncharted territory is what makes him a big contender for our “360 Watchlist.” Concrete Creativity III circumvents ongoing sensory seizures. A filmic treasure of tasty creatures.

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A Taste of South Africa

Short on vacation time but still have the tendency to get out and explore before the summer ends? Look no more!

Discover how a trip to sundrenched South Africa can be an exciting and fun-filled getaway over just a long weekend.

With an unparalleled combination of nature, culture AND an exciting adventure, South African Tourism highlights how you can explore the destination in just 72 hours. That’s right.

With direct flights from major cities in the US, a favorable exchange rate and affordable packages it’s never been easier to explore the beauty that South Africa has to offer you.

Here are just some of the most to-do attractions for any visitor planning a quick getaway to this captivating yet marvelous country:

  • Bunny Chow & Beaches. Durban and KwaZulu-Natal. Visitors looking to experience the natural beauty South Africa has to offer should head on over to the KwaZulu-Natal region. It has a wealth of scenic and cultural attractions, stunning hot beaches, and also offers a unique blend of African-Indian influences.
  • Durban. A coastal city with a laid-back lifestyle and a favorite amongst you sun-lovers, It has the most beautiful sandy beaches along The Golden Mile. Serving as a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.
  • The Drakensberg region in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. A World Heritage Site that is only a two-hour drive from Durban, visitors will find a lush green countryside brimming with charming historic towns. Guests can catch a glimpse of The Big Five at the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Reserve, which is one of the best places in the country to see the endangered rhinos along with other members of The Big Five.

History and Wine adventures:

  • Cape Town. Known as the Mother City, it is renowned for its scenic beauty, bustling downtown, and old charm makes it a favorite destination for international travelers. Table Mountain and Robben Island are two of the most famous landmarks and are important stops for any first timers.
  • Constantia Valley. Nestled beneath the Table Mountain National Park, this stunning region is home to eight award-winning wine estates and miles of lushes vineyards. The most perfect place to indulge in some of the country’s best wines.

Culture and Nature adventures:

  • Johannesburg. Known as South Africa’s booming urban playground, packed with cultural sites, shops, and boutiques, it is a trendy culinary scene and contains vibrant art galleries.
  • The Mandela House. Located in the township of Soweto, it can’t be missed. A guided tour of the home of the iconic former President Nelson Mandela and his family, it provides guests with an insight into his life during the apartheid era. The house continues to stand as an unwavering symbol for the right for human rights.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your suitcase and get packing!

 

 

OASIS FESTIVAL × MOROCCO

OASIS FESTIVAL ADDS DJ KOZE, HONEY DIJON, PEGGY GOU, LARRY HEARD AND MORE FOR 2018

14-16 September 2018

Marrakech, Morocco

3-day festival tickets from 180€

theoasisfest.com

For a reminder of what went down last year, check the Oasis 2017 Aftermovie.

As Oasis Festival gets ever closer, the next wave of mouthwatering headliners has been announced for the party in paradise which takes place in Marrakech, Morocco, from the 14th to the 16th September 2018. New acts announced today include DJ Koze, Bradley Zero, Romare, Deetron, Sassy J, Detroit Swindle, La Fleur, Larry Heard (live), Maribou State, Honey Dijon, Jane Fitz, Mr G live, Peggy Gou and DJ Python, plus many more.

This most authentic African experience mixes rich local culture and customs with world class headliners who offer tasteful soundtracks from a diverse array of genres. The latest wave sees Pampa label boss, inventive house producer and curveball selector DJ Koze play. A true deep house pioneer in Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers then lines up to play one of his critically acclaimed live shows hot on the heels of his first new album in 25 years,  while Rhythm Section International man and Radio 1’s new music specialist Bradley Zero will play back-to-back with the colourful Dekmantel regular Sassy J. Multifaceted American DJ Python also brings his big boom-bap beats, and Ninja Tune’s Romare will serve up one of his party starting DJ sets.

House business comes from Amsterdam’s Detroit Swindle and Watergate resident La Fleur, with Ninja Tune artist and globetrotting breakout star Peggy Gou proving a mix of house, techno and disco. Next to these, Chicago originator Honey Dijon brings her well informed selections, Rinse FM radio host Jane Fitz always digs deep and Phoenix G label boss Mr. G plays live and always lays down dubby house that will keep you dancing for days. Add in Morocco’s Amine K, Swiss star Deetron, the much talked about Denis Sulta, a DJ set from Maribou State and more from Malik, Gideön, CC: Disco and Bassam and you have an exciting musical picture that mixes old heroes with new stars.

These latest names come on top of previously announced names such as Actress B2B Mount Kimbie, Avalon Emerson, Carl Cox, Derrick Carter B2B The Black Madonna, Jessy Lanza, Nastia, Octo Octa, Paula Temple, Rødhåd, Tim Sweeney and William Djoko, with yet more acts still to be announced.

Oasis Festival has decided to return to its roots this year. As such the party is moving to the blissful Fellah Hotel, where the first edition took place and plenty of happy memories were made. The stunning location, complete with pools and palms trees, lush gardens and giant cacti, not to mention a new layout and an extra stage, is an exciting move that proves Oasis Festival is always keen to subtly evolve and adapt.

In case you don’t want to leave Oasis Festival, you might be in luck this year, as plans emerge for a very special afterparty that will take you deep into the Sahara desert for an extra night or two. Soundtracked by very special guest DJs (to be revealed soon!), it will be a chance to decompress and then have one final, magical dance in what is set to be a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Keep your eyes peeled for more info coming soon.

Oasis 2018 will take place from 14th – 16th September 2018. 3-day festival tickets from 180€ are on sale now. Book your place and keep up to date with all of the latest news at theoasisfest.com.

LINEUP

Actress x Mount Kimbie (B2B DJ Set) | Avalon Emerson | Bassam | Bradley Zero B2B Sassy J | Carl Cox | CC:Disco! | Deetron | Denis Horvat B2B Amine K | Denis Sulta | Derrick Carter B2B The Black Madonna | Detroit Swindle | DJ Koze | DJ Python | Gideön | Honey Dijon | Jane Fitz | Jessy Lanza (DJ Set) | Kosh (Live) | La Fleur | Larry Heard LIVE AKA Mr Fingers | Malik | Maribou State (DJ Set) | Monile | Mr. G (Live) | Nastia | Octo Octa (Live) | Paula Temple | Peggy Gou | Powder | Rødhåd | Romare (DJ Set) | Tim Sweeney | William Djoko

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