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Bledsoe County Geocaching Tour, Pikeville – Discover fascinating stories, spectacular views and great food as your GPS guides you on an adventure. As part of this new geocaching tour, 44 geocaches are hidden at sites across Bledsoe County, the Sequatchie Valley and at Fall Creek Falls State Park.

Go West Young Man: Western Frontier Couture of Manuel Exhibit at Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center, Hendersonville – Known as the “Stylist to the Stars,” Manuel’s signature designs are known for their elaborate, rhinestone embellishments which have covered Salvador Dali, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam and more. Manuel’s styles have awed audiences and fans around the world.

The Walls Art Park, Waverly – This art park is a one-of-a-kind park where artists can express themselves with their art by painting on the walls. Artists are invited to come out, pick a wall, and create whatever is in their soul.

New Restaurant, Attraction & Shop Openings

Portland Pizza and Pub, Portland – This restaurant serves delicious, creative pizzeria and local brews.

Back Dō/Mi Yard, Memphis – Inspired by many trips to Jamaica, local restauranteur Karen Carrier adds another concept to her brand. This restaurant is behind her other restaurant, The Beauty Shop, and highlights elevated takes on classic Caribbean food.

Coastal Fish Company, Memphis – This restaurant is making great seafood selections even more accessible to the Mid-South area. From the owners of local, fine-dining restaurants Flight and Southern Social, this venture’s menu features items like oysters with wasabi apple or passionfruit chili sorbets as opposed to the typical garnishes.

Marcy Jo’s Muletown, Downtown Columbia – Open November 2019, Marcy Jo’s Muletown, sister restaurant of iconic Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse & Bakery, serves up home-cooked breakfast and lunch daily, and features monthly songwriters’ nights.

The Ice Cream Social, Gallatin – Unique ice cream parlor located inside Filly’s Game and Grill on the downtown Gallatin Square.

Cooking 101 Restaurant and Cooking Classes, Hendersonville – Enjoy a prepared meal or learn to make your own yummy dishes at this eatery.

Simpl, Knoxville – Owner and Executive Chef Kendall Ball serves up southern small plates made with locally-sourced ingredients, upscale takes on classic bar snacks and Instagram-worthy brunch fare.

Perk City, Knoxville – This coffee shop offers a bottomless cup and baked goods including lavender blackberry cornbread. Inside, there are historic pictures of the area and a space for local artists and other “makers” to display their work. Each month, the shop offers a specialty drink to benefit a local charity.

Mountain Monster, Pigeon Forge – A 200-foot-tall drop tower featuring three rides in one, anchors the Tower Shops at Mountain Mile. The Tower Lawns at Mountain Mile are also open.

Monster Mash Burgers, Sevierville – The themed restaurant inspired by classic horror movies, serves up house-ground burgers, hotdogs, and out-of-this-world milkshakes.

Ogle Brothers General Store, Sevierville – Step back in time and shop for Christmas gifts. Local honey, jams and more line the shelves at this “farmer’s market” concept store.

New Distilleries and Breweries

Gutter Bound Distillery, Hurricane Mills – American spirits crafted in the spirit of the American Craftsman. Each bottle produced at the first legal distillery in Hurricane Mills contains locally-produced, small-batch, handcrafted spirits.

Elst Brewing Company, Knoxville – Elst was created by four Knoxville neighbors that shared an appreciation for great tasting beer and the process of creating a recipe, sourcing the finest ingredients and combining them with precision and science.

Junction 35 Spirits, Pigeon Forge – Straight from the hills of The Smoky Mountains, Junction 35 Spirits is bringing a long-time family tradition to the public. The rich local history of making and running spirits diverging with the Master Distillery brings together a taste like no other.

New Hotels

Arrive Hotel (Nov. 2019), Memphis –This boutique hotel will sit in the middle of the South Main Arts District, across the street from the National Civil Rights Museum. With 62 rooms, an onsite bakery (Hustle and Dough), bar (Longshot), and cocktail spot, this new hotel will mesh right into the neighborhood’s eclectic, Memphis vibe.

Central Station, Memphis – One of the city’s newest hotels stands in the 105-year-old Amtrak station in the heart of the South Main Historic Arts District. With 123 rooms, this property, which is also part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, combines historic and artistic elements to create an experience that is uniquely Memphis.

The Harpeth Hotel, Franklin – Opening in winter 2019, The Harpeth Hotel, a Curio by Hilton property, will become downtown Franklin’s most luxurious hotel featuring 119 rooms. With a nod to the local flavor, 1799 Kitchen inside The Harpeth Hotel will feature mouthwatering dishes and distinct cocktails.

The Historic Central Hotel(Feb. 2020), Sevierville – The boutique hotel is slated to open in historic downtown Sevierville. The luxurious two-bedroom units feature full kitchens, a fireplace, a private balcony and more. On the ground floor, find The Honeybee Coffee Co. as well as Prawns, a new seafood restaurant.

The Ridge Outdoor Resort, Sevierville – With 50 RV campsites, tiny home glamping and luxury tent camping, this truly is a unique place to stay. Look for more additions coming soon to The Ridge including a dog park, pickleball court and gaga ball courts.

Winter Events Across Tennessee (November-February)

Gaylord Opryland’s “A Country Christmas”  (Nov. 8-Jan. 1), Nashville – Marvel and celebrate the season at Gaylord Opryland’s “A Country Christmas” featuring more than 3 million lights, nine acres of stunning décor, a Build-A-Bear Workshop, gingerbread decorating corner and ICE! featuring “A Christmas Story” in 2 million pounds of colorful, hand-carved ice sculptures and slides.

Zoolumination (Nov. 15-Jan. Dec. 30), Nashville – See the Nashville Zoo in a whole new light at the country’s largest Chinese lantern festival. Zoolumination features over 500 custom-made silk lanterns, elaborate displays with animals, holiday-themed scenes and even a 200-foot-long dragon.

Outdoor Ice Skating at Wilderness at the Smokies (Nov. 15, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020), Sevierville – Families can enjoy the tradition of ice skating during the holidays and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa at the 3,200 square-foot ice rink. Indoors, a variety of fun festivities take place, including visits with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, cookie decorating, crafts, games and shopping in specialty gift shops.

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland (Nov. 15, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020), Sevierville – Drive through LED lights, experience live music and fun activities for the kids, including crafts and photos with Santa at Smokies Stadium.

The Dancing Lights of Christmas(Nov 16, 2019-Jan. 4, 2020), Lebanon – Load up the car and see over 2 million lights dancing to the music on the radio at the Wilson County and the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

Candy Christmas at Crave Golf Club (Nov. 20-Jan. 5, 2020) Pigeon Forge – The interactive mini-golf course transforms into a candy-themed winter wonderland with garland, wreaths, candy canes, Christmas trees and more lights than Willy Wonka would have ever approved.

Holidays Under the Peaks (Nov. 22-Dec. 24) Chattanooga – Nothing says “holidays” quite like wearing your PJs in public or seeing Santa Claus decked out in a wetsuit and fins. At the Tennessee Aquarium, underwater appearances by SCUBA Claus and the chance to sip hot cocoa and cuddle up in your coziest jammies while watching The Polar Express 3D are the most jingle-worthy of seasonal traditions.

Let It Glow Christmas Light Show (Nov. 22-Dec. 30), Union City – Drive through 50 acres of thousands of twinkling lights synced to classic songs at Discovery Park of America. The cost is $10 per car. Be sure to purchase a pair of 3D glasses to see dazzling displays.

GLOW Nashville(Nov. 22-Dec. 31) – Witness one of the country’s tallest Christmas trees, millions of lights, and a life-size Santa’s Workshop, ice skating, tubing experiences and plenty of holiday activities at First Tennessee Park.

Enchanted Garden of Lights (Nov. 22-Jan. 4, 2020), Rock City in Chattanooga – Immerse in this award-winning holiday lighting spectacular with live music, holiday treats like gingerbread cookies and hot cocoa, and delight in magical decorations.

Smoky Mountain Winterfest(Nov. 22, 2019-Feb. 17, 2020), in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville – Smoky Mountain Winterfest offers a spectacular display of lights and events to celebrate the season with light displays, shopping, award-winning shows and attractions — all while showcasing the winter beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

“Night of Light,” Christmas Tree Lighting on the Town Square(Nov. 23), Columbia – The much-anticipated tree-lighting ceremony features a majestic, 40-foot Christmas tree on the Courthouse Square. It’s a magical night of holiday music and entertainment sure to usher in the joy and splendor of the holidays. The special guest emcee is nationally-syndicated country radio personality Blair Garner who has captivated the airwaves for 30 years. Admission is free.

A Very Maury Christmas Holiday Market(Nov. 23), Columbia – This regional holiday market features over 30 quality vendors in downtown Columbia. A $5 donation is accepted at the door.

Colonial Coffee: A Revolutionary Drink(Nov. 23), Elizabethton – Roast up beans, use a hand mill to grind coffee, brew a pot over the open hearth, and enjoy a hot cup of history 11 a.m. at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park.

Holiday Lights at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens (Nov. 23-Jan. 5), Nashville – Celebrate the season with 1 million lights, holiday concerts, cookie decorating, gingerbread workshops, s’mores stations, art and live reindeer.

 “A Christmas Carol” at the Roxy Regional Theatre (Nov. 28-Dec. 21), Clarksville –  Ebenezer and his ghostly encounters come to life in this lavish and thrilling musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most well-known story.

Drive-Thru Christmas Lights at the Clarksville Speedway (Nov. 28-Dec. 31), Clarksville – Enjoy over one mile, and over 1 million lights from the comfort of your car.

Holiday Tea and Thanksgiving Marketplace(Nov. 29-30), Rugby – Relax from the hustle and bustle of the season 1-3 p.m. at Uffington House in Historic Rugby.  Tickets are $22 and $16 for children under age 12.

Downtown Peppermint Trail(Nov. 29, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020), Knoxville – Stroll downtown to see trees, windows, doors, and patios dripping in lights and dipped in peppermint. More than 100,000 lights and garlands throughout downtown create a winter wonderland; and restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, bars and boutiques offer peppermint specials.

Elf on the Shelf(Nov. 29, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020), Knoxville – Scout elves will land in Knoxville to begin the scavenger hunt. Children of all ages are invited to pick up a North Pole Pass at any of the participating businesses to help guide them through the adventure. There will be treats and prizes along the way until adopted scout elves return to the North Pole.

Christmas with the Annie Moses Band (Nov. 30), The Caverns in Pelham – On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, escape to the Cumberland Mountains to hear the Annie Moses Band, a classical-crossover string and vocal band made up of six virtuosic siblings. 

Festival of Lights at Drakes Creek Park (Dec. 1-15), Hendersonville – For the first time, the City of Hendersonville will host a drive-thru of Christmas light displays through Drakes Creek Park.

Christmas on the Cumberland (Nov. 26-Jan. 1, 2020), Clarksville – One million lights illuminate the half-mile Cumberland Riverwalk with captivating displays. Special crafts, dances, choirs and other activities will take plan on select Saturdays. This free event is a treasured tradition open 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Christmas in Olde Jonesborough (Nov. 30-Dec. 21), Jonesborough – Tennessee’s oldest town features a month-long series of events and activities for the holiday season along with music, storytelling, visits from Santa and a Christmas Market. The series kicks off with Whoville and Small Business Saturday Nov. 30.

Christmas Carriage & Wagon Rides (Dec. 6-8, 13-15, 20), Cookeville – Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage or wagon ride in Dogwood Park down the grand sidewalk around the Christmas Tree while the music and light show plays.

Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes (Dec. 7), Murfreesboro – Usher in the holiday season with an enchanting tour of historic homes, distinctive churches the Oaklands Mansion while listening to the music of carolers from local schools and churches.

Candlelight Christmas (Dec. 14), Collinsville – Docents will take guests on guided tours of the pioneer settlement 4-8 p.m. See 16 structures from mid-19th Century adorned with primitive period holiday décor along with music, hot chocolate, food vendors and crafts for the kids.

Dickens of a Christmas(Dec. 14-15), Franklin – Middle Tennessee’s largest outdoor Christmas festival returns for its 35th year of filling Main Street with over 200 musicians, dancers and characters from Charles Dickens’ famed stories along with southern artisans and makers from across the South.

Elvis Presley Birthday (Jan. 8- 11, 2020), Memphis – Graceland gears up to celebrate what would have been Elvis Presley’s 85th birthday. With four event-filled days and appearances by Priscilla Presley, there’s no better way to celebrate The King!

Chocolatefest – (Jan. 25, 2020), Knoxville – Enjoy chocolate from area chocolatiers, restaurants & bakeries at World’s Fair Exhibition Hall.

“Home, Heart, Heritage: Black History Month Historical Art Workshops & Quilt Program” (Feb.2-23, 2020), Hendersonville – Celebrate and honor Black History Month at Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center and help create a quilt that tells the story of momentous African American figures and moments in history.

Rose Glen Literary Festival (Feb. 22, 2020), Sevierville – This festival at Sevierville Convention Center features premier southeastern authors, speakers and a book fair. The Keynote Speaker is Therese Anne Fowler (ZThe Well-Behaved Woman, A Good Neighborhood). Additional speakers include:Walter Ziffer (Confronting the Silence), Dr. Bill Bass (The Body Farm novels), Michael Knight (The Briarwood School for Girls), S.J. Dalhman (A Familiar Wilderness: Searching for home on Daniel Boone’s Road), and Paul Brown (Rufus: James Agee in Tennessee).

For a complete list of what’s happening in Tennessee, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.  

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Top 10 Hair Cut Ideas You’ll Want to Try Right Now

If you’re looking to update your look, you need to take these hair cut ideas into consideration. These are the hottest fall looks, and you’ll be inspired.

Are you ready to change your look and try a new haircut but you’re not sure what you want?

Celebrities, Instagram stars, and models can seemingly rock any style or color and look good. But some styles are more flattering (and attainable) than others. Finding a style that looks good on you and is still fashionable can be challenging.

Find inspiration with these hair cut ideas and styles perfect for any season. Keep reading to learn which cuts work for long and short hair and which style is best for you.

Blunt-Cut Bob

Ready to go short for the fall? The blunt cut is big this year leading to chic styles like the blunt bob. The bob is a go-to for many women because it flatters every face style.

Shorter styles also give damaged or over-processed hair new life and make your hair look healthy again. Recently, star Emilia Clarke cut off her long locks and rocked this shorter look.

Elegant Waves

Two of the biggest trends for this year are waves and curls. Gentle waves that cascade down your face look both elegant and feminine. Look to stars like Mila Kunis for inspiration if you want to try this look.

Another wavy hairstyle coming back this year? The finger wave. This style which was popular in the 1920s and 1930s has regained popularity in the last few years.

Sleek and Straight

Sleek and straight hair is still another fall-favorite. Straight bobs and lobs are the perfect lengths for turtlenecks, scarves, and fall sweaters.

Add shine and elegance to this style by straightening your hair and taming any unwanted frizz with some product. Tuck your hair behind your ears or pin it back for a youthful look.

Bardot Bangs

Popularized by pop culture star Brigitte Bardot, this look remains one of many trendy hairstyles that never go out of style.

If you’re tired of your current style and want to add some flair, bangs can transform your entire look. Bardot bangs never go out of style because they’re fun and flirty while still being professional.

Bronde

If you like your current length but you want to add visual interest, consider adding some color. One of the big styles this year is the “bronde” look which combines brown and blonde colors in a natural way.

If you can’t decide on light or dark hair then this style is for you. The warm and rich tones of this color combination are perfect for fall. And as a bonus, it’s also low-maintenance which means fewer trips to the salon.

If you’re looking for inspiration, check out the shadow roots trend. You’ll see all sorts of the latest hairstyles trying to invent a way to work the roots into the look. The shadow roots style allows your natural hair color to come through.

Caramel Highlights

Caramel highlights add warmth and dimension to your hair giving it that autumn sunlight vibe. Consider giving your hair an extra pop of color by adding highlights. This look also transitions well into the winter months and as your hair grows longer.

But what if you already have highlights but you feel you need to refresh your color? Demi-permanent hair color can lighten your blonde highlights and make your hair more vibrant.

Learn more about the difference between semi and demi hair colors so you and your stylist can achieve the look you want.

Wet and Wavy

Do you love that beachy hair look? If so, you’re in luck because wet and wavy hair is one of the hottest styles right now.

If you have long hair, ask for more layers for extra movement and volume. Opt for slightly damp and natural-looking waves. You can achieve this Instagram-worthy look with a curl diffuser.

The wet look works on both long and short hairstyles. With some hair gel to tame those flyaway strands, you can achieve a sleek and fashionable look.

Mid-Length

If you’re not ready for a bob or even a lob, mid-length hair is a good combination of functional and stylish. This classic style gives women a feminine look that’s easy to maintain and style.

As a bonus, you can pull mid-length hair up into a ponytail or bun when you hit the gym or don’t feel like styling your hair. If you want a more modern take on this look, avoid too many layers. Instead, add interest with some gentle waves by using a curling iron.

Mid-length and longer hairstyles look great with warm hats and headbands, making these cuts perfect for fall and winter. As a bonus, this style helps keep your neck warm.

Natural Curls

This is the time to let your full and curly hair shine because natural curls is one of the hottest fall hairstyles to try this year. Ask for external and internal layers to add shape and interest and reduce bulk.

Knowing which products to use is the key to mastering this look. Talk to your stylist and ask for suggestions for your hair type.

Shag Cut

The shag look is still big this year, bringing back those rocker vibes. This cut is artsy, lived-in, and casual. This style works on both long and short hair plus it’s low fuss and requires minimal styling to maintain.

So how do you get a shag cut? Ask your stylist for shattered layers for extra movement. 

Sometimes stylists use razors to give layers more movement and to remove the weighed-down look of heavy hair. You can even pair this style with long bangs.

Give These Hair Cut Ideas a Try for Yourself

Trends come and go, but some styles last through the years. These chic and feminine hair cut ideas add interest and transform your look.

These are just a few of the current hairstyles making an appearance on both the red carpet and the streets. The next time you head to the salon, don’t be afraid to try one of them for yourself.

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Fashion Community Week in San Francisco

Fall is the most anticipated season for fashion in major global cities and San Francisco is no different! The award-winning Fashion Community Week in San Francisco (one of the largest Fashion Events on the West Coast) celebrated its 9th edition with a 4-day Conference, Brand presentation, Showroom, and series of Runway shows attracting 1200 attendees this September (19th through 22nd). The event made a mark in the city launching innovative fashion startups, and presenting local and global fashion designers and beauty talents that are emergent. A portion of this year’s proceeds benefitted the non-profit Remake. This platform is the global ‘intersection’ of fashion in San Francisco.

This year the 9th edition kicked off with a press conference and industry networking at the ‘Spaces’ coworking venue downtown. The evening began with a Fashion Startup presentation and Conference, led by CEO’s of Couturme, Bold Metrics, Alumni Ventures Group, Clothia, and Martha Davis collection.The topic was focused on new Innovation and the Future of Fashion in the industry and was presented in front of venture capitalists and industry experts.

The second evening was held at the ultra-edgy location, ‘Hotel Zeppelin’ situated at the heart of Union Square. The evening inaugurated with a social hour followed by a striking runway show featuring One of a Kind designs and Ready to Wear Collections. The presenting designers of the evening were: MJH Design Studios, A by Anubha, Accent Style, Publicity Stunt, and IB Bayo. The evening concluded with a fashion week opening gathering at the swanky Jazz lounge, The Black Cat.

The third evening took place at the majestic Fairmont Hotel featuring International Designs, an exotic showroom, and Couture collection. The evening inaugurated with a Red-Carpet reception and showroom followed by an extraordinary runway show featuring six fashion designers. The presenting designers of the evening were: Tuktak Studios, Jade Marlin Brand, Ethnic Chic by JX Designs, Couturme, Zangmi Achoung, and Sloane A. White Couture. The exhibitors of the showroom included: CireMa LLC, Katya Fused Glass Jewelry, Alicia Arts, Ora Art Jewelry, and Gradin Creations. The evening continued with a celebration after party at the ‘members only’ club, Modernist.

The Final afternoon was hosted by Sustainable Fashion Week at the extraordinary rooftop of Hotel Zelos, and displayed gorgeous Emerging and Sustainable Fashion Designs on the runway. The afternoon began with a cocktail hour followed by a runway show featuring extraordinary collections. The presenting designers of the afternoon were: Cristina Cordeiro, Ocean SF, Autumn Psalm, and Italia A Collection. The afternoon continued with a closing party at the Dirty Habit, celebrating the success of the Fashion week!

Each year Fashion Community Week continues to expand under the leadership of a diverse board of professionals. The organization stands firmly in its beliefs that ‘fashion has no borders’ and ‘beauty has no gender, size or race barriers!’ As a result, the organization has presented fashion and beauty talents from over 60 countries, many of the talents coming from under represented backgrounds launch their dreams at Fashion Community Week.

This year Fashion Community Week created an online platform (FCWSFSHOP) for all debuting designers on the runway to have their collection available ‘hot off the runway’ for immediate purchase by the buyers and attendees. This created a definite buzz each evening!

Follow the Fashion Community Week social media channels for upcoming Fashion Community week events. The organization is looking forward to celebrating its 10th edition in the Spring of 2020 and continuing to position San Francisco on the Fashion Map!

Pantone Fashion Color Trend

Pantone LLC, a global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced the Pantone® Fashion Color Trend Report Spring/Summer 2020 edition for New York Fashion Week. Published for the fashion industry by the Pantone Color Institute, the trend forecasting and color consultancy, this season’s report features the top 12 stand out colors, as well as current takes on the four classic neutrals we can expect to see on the runway as fashion designers introduce their new spring/summer collections.

According to Pantone Color Institute experts, colors for Spring/Summer 2020 New York, express our desire for a sense of the familiar. Friendly and relatable, a palette of colors that conveys a sense of ease. At the same time, in this era of personalized self- expression, this palette of recognized favorites uses the familiar to take some unique twists and turns highlighting elements of humor, modernity and entertainment. “Combining our desire for stability, creativity, and more spontaneous design approaches, the color palette for Spring/Summer 2020 infuses heritage and tradition with a colorful youthful update that creates strong multi-colored combinations as well as energizing and optimistic pairings,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

About the Spring/Summer 2020 NYFW Color Palette

Colorful favorites coupled with seasonal core shades come together to create a palette of modern color classics.

18-1662 Flame Scarlet** : Burning bright, Flame Scarlet exudes confidence and determination.

14-1064 Saffron** : Pungent Saffron adds a flavorful brilliance to the palette.

19-4052 Classic Blue** : A boundless blue hue, Classic Blue is evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky opening us up to a world of possibilities.

15-5718 Biscay Green** : An aqua shade connected to cleansing waters, Biscay Green cools and refreshes.

19-0323 Chive** : A savory herbal green, Chive imparts a healthy and restorative harmony.

17-4021 Faded Denim** : Faded Denim, a relatable and dependable blue conveys comfort and ease.

16-1359 Orange Peel** : Piquant Orange Peel introduces a tasteful tang.

18-4528 Mosaic Blue** : The teal Mosaic Blue displays an air of mystique, grace and depth of feeling.

13-0822 Sunlight** : Soft Sunlight invites happiness, pleasant cheer and a smiling presence.

14-1318 Coral Pink** : Coral Pink wraps you up in a warm and welcoming embrace.

18-1345 Cinnamon Stick** : Earthy and warm, Cinnamon Stick is sweet yet spicy.

18-3513 Grape Compote** : Grape Compote is a composite of mysterious and mellow purple shades.

About the Spring/Summer 2020 Classics:

Displaying an element of natural sophistication and versatility, this season’s core hues serve as singular color statements or as a foundation for playful color contrasts.

16-1324 Lark** : Authentic and low-key, Lark is an understated and versatile khaki.

19-3923 Navy Blazer** : Deep blue Navy Blazer is stylish and self-assured.

11—4001 Brilliant White** : Clean, crisp and pristine Brilliant White is suggestive of simplicity and modernity.

16-3802 Ash** : Solid and strong, eternally timeless Ash conveys a message of longevity.

2020 Range Rover Evoque AWD

By Camila Isopo × Vaughn Lowery

City-dwellers rejoice! You have another compact vehicle to choose from for all of your summer events. Seating five people, the new 2020 range rover evoque AWD is here to fulfill your driverly needs. Right before this compact SUV hits dealers 360 Magazine had the opportunity to test out its functionality in one of the most dense urban areas in America – Los Angeles, California. With its curb appeal, sexy design edits on the new 2020 model – this car will be one of the top contenders within its market segment.


Price: $56,850

Design: 

The new 2020 Range Rover Evoque comes in nolita grey, seoul pearl silver or yulong metallic paint with a black contrast. There’s a massive pillarless and non-retractable moonroof that adds an element of spaciousness in the interior.  The steering wheel is duotone leather. As for the seats, they are 14-way adjustable and also made of leather. The seats come in ebony or cloud. This model stores up to three preferred seating positions in its memory. Branded tread plates and a trim finish are extra details included in this model. Some signature features that drivers can expect are 20 inch “5079” style wheels with dynamic 5 split spoke and a diamond turned finish that includes the land Rover logo in heart.

Tech:

The new interface and infotainment system is more sleek and dynamic than before. Other technological features included in this model design are: premium LED headlights. A touch pro duo feature allows drivers to view something on one screen while using other media as well.

Performance:

This Range Rover model has a 2.0L turbocharged 4-Cylinder Gas Engine. It also has a 9 speed automatic transmission with black gearshift paddles. Drivers have electric assisted steering as well as terrain response and terrain progress control. Hill descent is another available control feature. The mpg is 20 city/27 highway. This model also has 246 horsepower. The torque is 269 lb-ft. When you drive, this rover leaps forward. 

Safety: 

For the safety of the driver and their passengers, perimetric alarm and incontrol protect are included in this model. Of course, airbags are included both in the front and sides of the car. The tires have a  pressure monitoring system. ISOFIX system is included for child seat safety. Some control features are: traction control, dynamic stability control, and roll stability control. The breaking features are: emergency braking, anti-locking braking, and emergency brake assist. When driving, you have a rearview camera as well as lane keep assist and a driver condition monitoring system. 

With off road capabilities, this will become one of the fastest selling SUVs in its segment. Technology meets luxury with this model. Millenials and empty-nesters would do well to purchase this vehicle.

Build your own.

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Champion Drops New Limited-Edition Century Collection Styles

To continue the brand’s 100-year anniversary celebration in 2019, Champion Athleticwear is releasing the second drop of their limited-edition Century Collection, launched online  (7/9) at Champion.com and in their five retail stores on 7/12.

Throughout the year, Champion has been showcasing a variety of modern-day teams while also looking back at key milestones in the brand’s rich history that have cemented the signature ‘C’ logo within sports and popular culture. These new styles include Champion’s iconic Reverse Weave given an all-over print makeover, which is heavily inspired by the brand’s heritage, and new color ways. Additionally, each piece includes a hidden label so Champion fans can join the 100th Anniversary “For the Team” celebration and mark what team means to them today while sporting their Champion team uniform.

MIT: Millennials Drive A Lot

While it is common to believe that Millennials are fundamentally disrupting a wide variety of industries due to their divergent preferences—especially the car industry—new research from MIT suggests that this is not the case.  

“Many Millennials report they prioritize environmentally friendly products,” says Christopher Knittel of the Sloan School at MIT, but our study shows that the so-called “Green Generation” does not exhibit significantly different preferences when it comes to transport. And that’s bad news for the environment and our battle with climate change.”

The study, Generational Trends in Vehicle Ownership and Use: Are Millennials Any Different? by MIT Sloan School Professors Christopher R. Knittel and Elizabeth Murphy http://ceepr.mit.edu/publications/working-papers/700 focused on two main facets of personal mobility: vehicle ownership, measured by how many vehicles a given household owns, and vehicle usage, measured by annual vehicle miles traveled (VMT). Each of these provides different insights; vehicle ownership gives a better understanding of the market for personal vehicles, while vehicle miles traveled provides insight on vehicle fleet usage as well as environmental footprints. 

The authors found that although a simple comparison of average ownership and use would suggest a difference, once you control for confounding variables there is no evidence of a difference. While we find that Millennials are altering life-choices that affect vehicle ownership, the net effect of these endogenous choices is to reduce vehicle ownership by less than one percent. 

“These results underline the important of policy in addressing climate change,” says Knittel. “The low vehicle ownership statistics we’ve been quietly hoping will solve climate change are an artifact of the economic conditions and general life cycles Millennials have faced and do not represent some fundamental difference in their demand for cars.”

Despite the fact that many Millennials report that they prioritize environmentally friendly products, the so-called “Green Generation” does not exhibit significantly different preferences when it comes to transport. This does not inherently mean Millennials do not consider the environment in their auto-buying decisions, but for many Millennials having a vehicle may not be a choice. 

This Year’s Fashion Trends to Watch Out For

2018 was a year that focused on monochromatic looks, cropped pants, fringe, and Pantone lavender. Mostly, it was a renaissance period that brought back some classic to the fashion world.

In street fashion, the chunky trainers and cycling shorts of the ’90s became popular again as well as cat-eyed sunglasses. Off-shoulders and early 2000s fashion came back in vogue, too. Now it’s time to look forward to this year’s fashion trends and see what 2019 has in store for fashionistas across the world.

1. Street Upgrade

Last year, street wear was all about luxe athleisure, as previously pointed out here on 360 Magazine. Everyone was basically in comfy joggers or stylish leggings while upping their sneaker game. While the trend isn’t going away just yet, we’re seeing a lot more utility clothes on the streets. Watch out for khaki trousers, combat boots, utility jumpsuits, and a lot of boxy jackets. There’s definitely an emphasis on neutral tones that go with the whole boiler jumpsuit look.

Khaki and muted colors are in style, but so are vivid colors. In fact, neon keeps making a splash on high-profile runways and they’re already being welcomed by some of the biggest influencers. The Kardashian-Jenner clan were the first few to sport neon outside of fashion shows with model Ashley Graham also seen in a neon green and royal blue outfit. So, practice color-blocking with your #OOTDs. Whether you’re wearing a bright orange suit or an oversized neon hat, don’t be afraid to break the mold with your own version of a neon ensemble.

2. Revival

Every fashion season welcomes some form of revival, and this spring, it’s all about tie-dye, puffed shoulders, and leather. Leather never actually went out of style but it’s not just about pants or jackets anymore. Experiment with a leather skirt or a faux leather collared shirt—just be careful not to go over the top.

Hipsters rejoice, for tie-dye everything is making a comeback. But it’s not only surfers and nomads who are wearing it as big labels like Prada and Stella McCartney are peddling the trend with their high-fashion pieces dipped in colorful dye.

2019 is finally getting rid of the overdone off shoulder look and replacing it with puffy sleeves. A few ways to wear the puffy shoulder look were shared by Style Caster, and they all carry a very feminine vibe. The voluminous shoulder look comes with all kinds of pieces, from jumpsuits to knit sweaters to corduroy dresses. The key is to really play up delicate characteristics with wavy hair, layered necklaces, and a cute top handle bag.

3. Spring fling

Spring is almost synonymous with patterns and it’s no surprise that animal prints have been reborn. Leopard, in particular, dominated the catwalk this season. But don’t be afraid to mix different animal prints, as it can be a very bold but gorgeous statement. Of course, the most reliable style for spring is floral prints to go with the season. Woman Within lists an entire range of midi dresses, including pieces that feature staple spring designs like floral prints and light colors. Spring is really the only season you can bust out your flowery outfits and still look very chic and updated. To accompany it, a top handle purse is a great choice, with fashion houses like Michael Kors, Prada, and Chloé all featuring them on their recent runway shows.

Finance Trends for 2019 and Beyond

Trends That Will Impact the Finance Industry 2019 – 2020 and Beyond

It is undeniable that the pace of technological advancement is the major force behind the changes happening in the global financial services industry (FSI). Financial institutions are left with no choice but to adapt their business models accordingly to remain competitive in the markets they operate.

FSI outlook reports for 2019 to 2020 and beyond by various top financial consulting firms in the world, PwC , Cooper Parry and Deloitte, show that FinTech, digitization of operations, data analytics, client self-service, and blockchain are the most likely sources of disruptions in the financial services industry over the next two years. This article captures the real-world implications of these changes and provides insight on how organizations can prepare to win in the increasingly dynamic playing field.

FinTech to Steer the new Business Model

Today, there is nothing more disruptive in finance than FinTech. Using service-oriented innovative technology, FinTech start-ups have finally become the unopposable tools for breaking into financial services. A recent Global FinTech Survey by PwC showed that traditional players are worried of losing about 25% of their business to standalone FinTech start-ups within the next 5 years.

In a smart move to remain competent in the industry, incumbents are smartly embracing disruptions. Large to small financial institutions have come to the realization that it is no longer about integrating technology into business operations but using financial technology as a central facet of new business models.

Analytics: Key Decision-making Tool

Data has never been more critical to businesses like it is today. Data analytics combined with artificial intelligence and machine learning will be key technological trendsetters for the financial services industry in 2019 and beyond.

Business analytics is continually becoming an essential tool for truly transforming financial institutions into data-driven organizations. Financial institutions are expected to invest in technologies surrounding data analytics to realize the massive power of data on hand and that which they can collect (big data). 2019 and 2020 will therefore witness massive increase in data utilization by these institutions. Even institutions that offer products for Forex trading for beginners are keen to use advanced data utilization technologies to ensure that their customers are able to make profitable Forex trades from the onset of their careers.

Mainstream Digitization

Retail banking, payments, insurance, and wealth management are areas in which digitization of operations is already taking place at great lengths industry-wide. With internet development and continuous technological advancement, financial institutions are putting more investments into digitization of more and more business operations to achieve more efficiency.

The e-commerce way of doing things has become the new normal in financial services. This is evidenced by the tendency by financial organizations to transform traditional operational units into e-business units. This trend has also caught pace in financial regulatory institutions.

Shift to Client Self-service and Increasing Value of Customer Intelligence

Delivering superior client experience is one of the major competition grounds for banks, insurance companies and investment management firms. Every other day, these organizations are looking for new technologies to provide more relevant services to their clients and in the most seamless ways. Self-service platforms are especially growing in popularity.

As services become digitized, financial institutions are keen to provide technology-based solutions that add value and enhance client experience. It is no longer just increase the number of self-service functionalities.

Of critical importance is making sure that technological capabilities being developed are customer-intelligent. Customer intelligence deals with how an organization interacts with its customer as it seeks to meet the client’s needs. Being customer intelligent is a key trend that will potentially drive FSI revenue and profitability going forward.

Blockchain Will Become an Integral Part of Financial Institutions

Just recently, one of the world’s biggest banks, HSBC, reported how using a blockchain-based system enabled it to make significant cost savings on Forex transactions. It is evident that blockchain has started shaking things up in financial services. There is a surge in funding and innovation in FinTech and blockchain. There are convincing signs that the use of blockchain is likely to become a crucial part of financial institutions’ operational and technological infrastructure.

Adaptability: How to Win in Financial Services

Future winners in FSI are institutions that can envision and execute initiatives at a faster pace than the speed of change. The institution must have an evolving mindset and culture to enable it acquire the right talent and capabilities that will help to develop flexibility and innovativeness. It must also be prepared to invest adequately in securing its brand as a technology leader among its competitors. This is the only way to gain sustainable growth in the increasingly digital future.

Prolight x Sound Guangzhou 2019

As the curtain fell on Prolight + Sound Guangzhou 2019 (PLSG), show organisers announced a new record of 1,353 exhibitors who flocked to the annual event from 25 countries and regions, along with 81,154 professional visitors (7% up) from the entire professional lighting, audio, event management, stage design, system integration and AV technology industry chain. Combined with an overall exhibition area of over 130,000 sqm, this marks the largest ever edition of PLSG to date.

Ms Judy Cheung, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, is delighted with the turnout this year: “PLSG is committed to supporting the industry’s development by offering a first-class business and information exchange platform for the entertainment sector. We wanted our exhibitor showcase and fringe events to cover every corner of the industry’s needs, and to echo the growing trends in media technologies and system integration. We’re proud to be able to capture so many opportunities all under one roof.”

Much to the delight of participants, many key pro audio and lighting brands could be found across all of the halls this year, including Adamson, AKG, Antari, APG, Art Sound, Asystems, Audinate, Audio-technica, Beta Three, Beyma, BIK, BMB, Boray, Bosch, Bose, Broad Future, Celestion, Charming, DAS, Colour Imagination, CD-Stage, d&b Audiotechnik, db Technologies, DMT, Eagle, EM Acoustics, Ezpro, Faitalpro, Fane, FBT, Fidek, Fine Art, Funktion-one, Gonsin, Haimei, Harman International, Hivi, HTDZ, IAG, ITC, Klotz, Konig & Meyer, Kvant, Laserworld, Lavoce, Lewitt, Longjoin, Mascot, Meyer Sound, Mipro, Mode, Montarbo, Nan Yi, Nexo, Nightsun, Pangolin, PCI, Phoenix, Plustruss, Polarlights, QSC, Rainbow, RCF, Redx, Ruisheng, SAE, SE Audiotechnik, Sennheiser, Seikaku, Showven, Shure, Soundking, ST Audio, Star-net, SWS, Taiden, Takstar, Tendzone, Thunderstone, TOA, Top Plot, TW Audio, Viashow, Vue Audiotechnik, Yamaha, Yes-tech and more.

The success of the fair and its increased global brand representation were clearly reflected on the show floor. The event served as an opportunity for brands to showcase their latest innovations to the region for the first time in 2019, many of which have been specifically catered to the Chinese market. The show’s display areas were presented under a new arrangement this year too, with the ‘Media Systems and Solutions’ and ‘Communication and Conference’ halls under the show’s Audio Brand Name halls receiving high praise.

The event’s popularity this year can be attributed to its extensive cooperation with local and overseas industry associations, leading companies and professional media. Each contributed by inviting a number of high quality buyer groups and organising well-attended fringe events. A total of 11 domestic and international visitor groups attended the fair, and local industry media HC360 hosted a product presentation for over 1,000 professional buyers. Elsewhere, increased internationalism was also reflected in the show’s premium buyer groups, some of which came from the China Association of Recording Engineers, the Guangdong Association of Stage Art, the Zhejiang Province Stage and Audio Institute and Entertainment Equipment Industry Technology Association (EEITA) from Taiwan.

In terms of the PLSG fringe programme this year, both attendees and speakers emphasised how each event offered valuable information exchange, networking and educational and training opportunities which added an extra dimension to the show’s offerings. Digital audio networks in particular were heavily discussed, including through a sold out panel discussion on AVIT and how artificial intelligence (AI) solutions can influence the market, as well as the returning Dante Certification courses. Elsewhere, one of the most popular concurrent activities was the series of four Outdoor Line Arrays, which welcomed 41 international and domestic brands and a double-string display, which was ever-busy thanks to the favourable weather conditions.

Meanwhile, the first interactive multimedia display in PLSG, the Lighting and Art Space, was extremely well attended with lots of professional visitors and industry new force across the entertainment, media creative and stage design sectors. The area was established to showcase new media technologies associated with 3D mapping, stage machinery, lighting installation, new media art, stage tech innovations and more. Developed in cooperation with Chinese media giant Visual Jockey, the area featured a total of 18 professional visual and display companies and brands, including Epson, Hecoos, Music Trick Lighting, X Color and more demonstrating their latest projection and display systems, and was bustling with intrigued visitors throughout the show.

Participants admire comprehensive coverage across each sector

Mr Hai Xiang, Area Manager, Beijing Tricolor Technology Co Ltd

(Communication and Conference Hall Exhibitor)

“Right now, the key digitalisation trends of the media systems industry involve more intelligent technology, more AI, and more integrated management systems, which all can be seen here at PLSG. We’re promoting our ‘Apollo’ and ‘CrossMedia’ audio and visual monitoring systems in the Communication and Conference Hall of PLSG, which can be applied for security surveillance. The show has such a strong influence in the industry and every year, there are more exhibitors joining which is testament to the organisers. It also helps us learn from our industry peers to continue improving and developing our products in line with the trends.”

Ms May Song, Vice President, Beijing Oriental Prime Connections Film/TV Technology Co Ltd

(Media Systems and Solutions Hall Exhibitor)

“This year is the 20th anniversary for our company, and we chose to host a press conference on the first day of PLSG because it’s such an influential show associated with our field of work. We’re also here to showcase some of our audio products which have been used in the Olympic Games and at a number of national conferences. The high visitor flow is a huge benefit for us, because a lot of quality buyers have been interested in visiting our booth, including from China, India, the Philippines, Vietnam and Korea. The show acts as a bridge between us and new business opportunities, because clients can discover us for the first time and we can interact with them face-to-face. It also helps us better understand customers’ demands to produce better products.”

Mr Allen Tan, Product Marketing Manager, Bosch (Shanghai) Security Systems Ltd

(Media Systems and Solutions Hall Exhibitor)

“The PLSG show is very influential, has a huge scale, and is the first major exhibition after the Chinese New Year, which helps gather a lot of buyers from both China and overseas. This also makes the show very suitable for us to launch new products and technologies, and showcase the strength of our brand to the right audience. All in all, we’ve met a lot of potential clients already, and the results are very exciting for us.”

Ms Julie Zhu, Vice President of China Region, Kvant Ltd

(Lighting Hall Exhibitor)

“Kvant has exhibited at PLSG for 10 years and manufactures laser display systems. The entertainment industry in China is growing robustly and has huge potential, and even some of the tourist spots here are demanding these kinds of advanced audio and visual technologies for creative performances. The fair always provides us a good chance to further promote our brand and showcase our advanced laser lighting products to buyers. It is one of the most important platforms for us to better understand the Chinese market trends.”

Mr Yosef Levy, Owner, RST Audio Equipment Ltd

(Overseas Buyer)

“I’m here at the show to source new audio equipment and technology from the Asian market, so I can develop my own business in Tel Aviv, Israel. I’ve noticed there are a lot of brands here who are working on integrated solutions and providing systems of international quality. It’s also been very busy, which means there are a lot of opportunities for me to chat with industry peers from all around the world, as well as many domestic and international audio brands. I’d like to follow up my time at the show by placing some orders, and I may meet with my new contacts again at the Shanghai show later this year.”

Mr Eli Wu, System Designer, Shenzhen Ezpro Sound and Light Technology Co Ltd

(Chinese Buyer)

“This is my fourth time to visit PLSG and I’m looking for some audio and lighting related solutions for my company. The fair accommodates both large and small scale exhibitors from local and overseas, and allows visitors to find a wide range of products. It definitely caters to buyers’ needs comprehensively. I’ve met lots of high quality suppliers at the fair, and their products are useful and provide a perfect user experience at the same time. The fair not only allows us to learn the industry latest trends through its well-rounded fringe programme events, but also acts as an important meeting point for the industry.”

Mr Kane Zhang, Senior Application Engineer, Biamp Systems

(Fringe Speaker)

“This is my first time to PLSG, where I’m hosting a session on AVB and also a panel discussion on AVIT. The content and details for these kinds of fringe events offer a face-to-face element and a more intimate setting for people to voice out their thoughts to learn from one another. Only through these platforms can we tap into future technologies and continue developing our industry. To me, PLSG is a huge show with lots of industry experts coming together, which has allowed it to grow into such a good platform to match our industry goals.”

Mr Kevin Gu, Vice President, Shanghai Epean Exhibition Creative Development Co Ltd

(Lighting and Art Space Attendee)

“The new Lighting and Art Space offers a very comprehensive coverage of reflected technology for sound and lighting electronic innovations in an exciting way. The light show for the miniature St Paul’s Cathedral replica is particularly impressive. Nowadays, visitors are looking for more ways to interact with hands-on exhibits, and I believe some of the technologies shown in this space will be part of the industry’s biggest trends in the future, as they can be widely applied to many cultural and creative events such as in art exhibitions and museums. It will help different kinds of innovations become a reality, and makes the experience more fun.”

The 2020 edition of Prolight + Sound Guangzhou will be held from 19 – 22 February 2020 at Area A and B of the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. Prolight + Sound Guangzhou is organised by Messe Frankfurt and the Guangdong International Science and Technology Exhibition Company (STE). For more details about the show, visit www.prolightsound-guangzhou.com.

Other shows under the Prolight + Sound brand include:

Prolight + Sound

2 – 5 April 2019, Frankfurt

Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia

12 – 14 September 2019, Moscow

Prolight + Sound Shanghai

10 – 13 October 2019, Shanghai

Prolight + Sound Middle East

15 – 17 October 2019, Dubai