Exclamation Magazine (Digital Version) : Review

Exclamation Magazine

W: www.exclamationmagazine.com


The Exclamation! Magazine brand exists to inspire and inform the upscale, bold, and artistic; to showcase top creators of entertainment and arts; and to enrich all purveyors of fashion, music, and art in a refined, luxurious, and eloquent manner. 

Exclamation! Magazine is a quarterly print and online publication launching March 2019. We are focused on upscale, bold, and artistic fashion, music, and art. We are based in Jacksonville, FL with contributors and distribution internationally. We are seeking sponsors who are passionate about supporting the arts and print media .

Now this is an interesting post, a first for me but that’s good as I want to try and review different areas.

I came across this online magazine by accident and decided to check it out, as I liked how it sounded and also I wanted to see how the online magazine area is and if I liked that concept.

Design & Content

I am not a big reader of books, magazines etc so I decided to sit down and take my time checking it out.

This months magazine covered the following areas : Music, Art and Female Fashion.

A quick skim and I didn’t feel overwhelmed with information, which for me was good as my attention span is not the best ūüôā

The first thing I noticed it had a very clean, minimalistic look but at the same time very professional.

I liked the use of language used, and tone, as I found it easy to understand and the use of images….very well edited.

As you can see there is a lot of information, but nothing that will bombard your brain too much plus the photos are nicely situated to break up the article. I found the photos helped to make an impact on the story, and they were really nice to look at.

The fonts used and spacing/layouts are also very easy on the eyes.

Overall

In this months issue several music bands and festivals were written about (Mostly in America), which for me was very good as I am always on the hunt to learn of new bands and styles.

To be honest from start to finish, I found it a very interesting read more so as I was reading about subjects that I wouldn’t normally read about.

This magazine comes in physical and digital format, the one I read was the digital version which is a lot cheaper to buy than the physical…as expected.

Fancy something different to read? then why not give this a shot like I did…I enjoyed the read so I am sure you will to.

www.exclamationmagazine.com


My journey into Romanian Music

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Hey guys, just decided to post something different to my normal, just to spice things up a bit.

As you may not know about me, I listen to music from all over the world. Some people find that strange, as I don’t understand the language but if the melody is good, the beat is good then its a good tune for me.

I have many styles on my iPhone from French, Italian, Chinese, KPop, Hindi plus many more and now Romanian.

This area of music is still very new to me, so I am sure there are many other artists that I have still to learn about but here are my top artists and favourite song from them…so far

I bet when you saw Romanian Music you instantly thought of very traditional style music? well just like every country you do have that, but the music I am into is the current chart scene.

As you may have seen from previous blogs, or even my Travel Vlogs on Youtube I have visited Romania and while over there I keep listening to the background music in restaurants and bars etc

Not in any particular order…

Irina Rimes 

Fav Song: Visele – https://bit.ly/2IL1ii2

Irina Rimes has many songs, and I really like them all but the one above just had something for me.

Carla’s Dreams

Fav Song: Sub Peelea Mea & the remix (Midi Culture Remix) : https://bit.ly/1Pspso8

Wow, this guys voice is so good, and all the songs have a great melody and beat. The one above good but the remix is always playing in my car. If you want to hear it in English then click HERE

Ioana Ignat

Fav Song: Nu Ma Uita : https://bit.ly/2FWZPiO

For me, it was her voice that stood out, and then the music. The song above is one that I really like, and its melody had me hooked on it.

Ioana Ignat does sing other songs and sings with many other artists and it’s her voice that you will notice first.

Overall : 

So the above I would say are my top 3, as I have more songs on my phone from them than I do other artists.

The other ones I have on my phone, either have 1 song or many 2. Below I will have a few of these and links to the videos on YouTube.

Feel free to suggest more Romanian Artists you may that you think I might like.

If like me you enjoy getting into new artists and styles then hopefully I have introduced you into something new and one you will explore. Let me know if you try any of these, and what your thoughts are.

Here are just a few more for you to try…

Enjoy ūüôā

Kelvingrove Cafe Cocktail Event

1161 Argyle Street
Glasgow G3 8TB

V: 2nd August 2018      T:  0141 221 8988  W: www.kelvingrovecafe.com

Child-Friendly: Yes (well-behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


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This weekend Glasgow starts a big cocktail event, with many places around Glasgow doing big events where you get to try some funky cocktails.

The cocktail weekend is running August 9 Р12th so check out www.glasgowcocktailweekend.co.uk for more info

Tonight I was invited to come to Kelvingrove Cafe for a cocktail launch event so I couldn’t wait to attend and see what they had in store.

On entering everyone was treated to a few different¬†canap√©s, all of which were very nice so much so I may have had seconds. These were meant to complement tonight’s cocktails, but as they were so nice they kinda were finished before the cocktails.

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So after getting some nibbles I sat down and had a look around.

I have never been in here, so it was interesting to take a look around. The event was in the downstairs part of Kelvingrove Cafe, and I have to say it really had a very nice and cool feel and look to it.

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Everything was perfect, from the atmosphere to the lighting and also the music.

At this event, there were the guys from Makar Gin, one of them I had met before at a few other Gin events so it was nice to see them again….plus I heard they do a rum now which I will HAVE TO TRY!!!!! I love rum.

The other brand that was here was Naked Grouse a whisky company, one, to be honest, I didn’t know much about (but then again am not really a whisky fan).

The first round of cocktails came out, and they looked really good.

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This cocktail was called Strawberries and Dreams, and it was sweet, with lots of flavours and a subtle hint of whiskey in the background/aftertaste.

There were two more cocktails, unfortunately, my photos for these didn’t turn out great but…

The second one was called¬†Courgetti Junction, which had a big thin slice of Courgette in the glass. This was probably my favourite out of all three, I really don’t know why as the first was sweeter and I have a sweet tooth.

The third one I can’t remember its name, well this was defo my least favourite as, to be honest, it tasted like salty water…. not good so I left this one.

Throughout the night we were treated to some really good tunes, by DJ Aisha. Aisha if you are reading this, thanks for the music tonight.

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The event was presented by the whiskey company Naked Grouse¬†so there were some of their products in all of tonight’s cocktails.

Part of the event we got to sit and have a smell and taste season with one of the reps from Naked Grouse.

This was a very fun and interesting part of the night, you got blindfolded to mask what you were smelling or eating and had to describe how it tasted/smelt e.g caramel or rough

Its amazing the flavours and smells that come over, when your not using your eyes to give you clues.

There was an afterparty, but I didn’t stay that long as I had a busy day at work that day and was shattered.

Overall

Tonight was a very very enjoyable night and I enjoyed every moment and the cocktails…well apart from the last one ūüôā

A big thank you to Kelvingrove Cafe, the guys at Naked Grouse and DJ Aisha again….it was a great event and a great start to the up and coming Glasgow Cocktail Weekend.

I am not really a whisky fan, but with these cocktails tonight (1st two only) I actually liked the taste of them.

Thank you guys and please do check out the amazing weekend ahead filled with many cocktails am sure.

Cheers

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