Dr. Squatch To Unleash ‘Dinosaurs’ In Venice Beach For New Release

Dr. Squatch To Unleash ‘Dinosaurs’ In Venice Beach For New Release

It’s been a wild week of weather in SoCal, and next weekend things will get even wilder with the inclusion of… dinosaurs?

It’s a blast from the past as men’s personal care brand, Dr. Squatch will be ‘unleashing’ a slew of dinosaurs throughout Venice Beach on Saturday, March 4th to promote their new Jurassic Park collaboration, released on February 24th! If you’re looking for something to do, it could be the perfect and most unthinkable event to happen in millennia! With dinosaurs running on the loose, and the body odor squa-tching power of dinosaurs being given away what’s there not to like?

This partnership celebrates the blockbuster film from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s 30th anniversary in 2023. Dr. Squatch dinos will be running throughout Venice and jumping out at bystanders to hand out the special edition collaboration samples:

  • King of the Briccs

    • Prepare for an adventure and step into your shower and go back in time, to the entering park gates on Isla Nublar, 1993. Now approaching the T. rex paddock…King of the Briccs sits atop the food chain with a woody, spicy scent, and powerful ingredients like Amber, Sawtooth Oak Extract and Dragon’s Blood.

  • Raptor Rush

    •  Lather up and experience the thrill of the hunt with Raptor Rush, featuring an earthy scent and prehistoric ingredients like Fossil Powder, Dinosaur Plant Extract and Dino Egg Fruit Extract.

Ahh, nothing like that old Jurassic era scent. Complete with a home base, guests can expect a Dr. Squatch x Jurassic Park jeep filled with soaps for visitors and bystanders to take home. Pretty sure this beats getting eaten by dinosaurs any day.

Buchanan’s Scotch Whiskey Launches New Buchanan’s Pineapple

Buchanan’s Scotch Whiskey Launches New Buchanan’s Pineapple

Buchanan’s Scotch Whiskey just got a bit more sophisticated, bringing on a favorite from the very best of the tropics. If you’re looking for smooth liquid warmth in light of our recent rainy cold spell, you may have just met your match. We’ve even included a couple of recipes for you!

On February 7, Buchanan’s Blended Scotch Whiskey launched Buchanan’s Pineapple  – the first offering from the House of Buchanan’s to feature the signature smoothness of Scotch Whisky with the vibrant taste of pineapple. Inspired by the delicious flavors of the brand’s signature Buchanita recipe, Buchanan’s Pineapple features a hint of zesty citrus perfectly paired with the light caramel and vanilla notes, finished with lingering, bright tropical flavors.

Buchanan’s Pineapple Bottle and Packaging

This new release is perfect for elevating the drinking experience at home or while out, with Buchanan’s Pineapple proving versatile in a number of recipes and styles. It’s delicious served as a shot glass with Chamoy and chili-lime seasoning, and mixes perfectly in cocktails like the Bucha Colada (Buchanan’s own take on the popular piña colada, but with whisky).

“For years, Buchanan’s has been welcomed into the culture and celebrations of Hispanics, often times mixed with pineapple juice, resulting in one of our most popular serves – the Buchanita, which helped inspire us in the creation of this new drink,” says Joyce He, Director Buchanan’s Whisky. “With this new offering, we’re combining one of the most beloved flavors amongst Hispanics, piña, and combining it with the same distinctive profile of Buchanan’s that fans have known and loved for more than 130 years.”

Buchanan’s Pineapple At Spotifys Best New Artist Party

A permanent addition to the Buchanan’s portfolio, Buchanan’s Pineapple (750ml; 35% ABV) is available for purchase online and in retail stores nationwide, wherever fine spirits are sold (as of February 1, 2023), with a suggested retail price of $29.99. Buchanan’s Pineapple is welcoming drinkers 21 and older to step into a tangier timezone and a more vibrant world of flavor with new campaign It’s Piña. The campaign celebrates a tropical state of mind, an energy, and a magic moment that happens the instant you share a piña drink with friends and family. The integrated campaign will launch with digital content in social and paid media, featuring original music by Venezuelan -Dominican producer Napoles, who added his 200% flavor to the campaign.

In addition, Buchanan’s kicked off their “It’s Piña” programming alongside Grammy Award nominee, singer/songwriter, and pop culture heartthrob Omar Apollo, with digital advertising content in paid digital and social media, cocktail recipes and live events!

Earlier this month, Apollo celebrated his Best New Artist nomination at the Spotify Best New Artist Party in Los Angeles, with Buchanan’s Whisky. He and invited guests of the annual event were among the first to experience the flavor of the new Buchanan’s Pineapple in delicious cocktails, setting a tropical vibe for intimate performances by Apollo and other nominees, such as Anitta, Tobe Nwigwe and more.

Grammy Nominee Omar Apollo at the Spotify Best New Artist Party in Los Angeles.

The curated guest list brought together the who’s who in the music industry with artists like Diplo, Jessie Reyez, A$AP Ferg, Sofia Reyes in attendance. 

Buchanan’s is encouraging fans to responsibly embrace the piña mindset at home, or out with friends, through easy-to-make cocktails and recipes, like the Piña Fizz and Bucha Colada. Buchanan’s Pineapple will also be bringing piña vibes on the road throughout the year at some of the biggest cultural events, local parades and community gatherings across New York, California, Florida, Texas, Illinois, and beyond. Be sure to follow @buchananswhiskyfor more news, recipe inspiration, and to hear about local events near you.

Buchanan’s Pineapple At Spotifys Best New Artist Party

Buchanan’s Cocktail Recipes

Bucha Colada
Over crushed ice or frozen


  • 1.5 oz Buchanan’s Pineapple
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz Coconut Cream
  • 0.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice

Glassware: Highball Glass
Garnish: Lime Wheel, Angostura Bitters Float
Method: Add Buchanan’s Pineapple, pineapple juice, coconut cream, lime juice and ice into a shaker, and shake until cold. Pour into highball glass filled with crushed ice, and top with a float of angostura bitters. Garnish with a lime wheel.
(Alternatively, make frozen in a blender.)
Pairing: Guacamole and Tostones

Buchanan’s Piña Fizz

Piña Fizz


  • 1.5 oz Buchanan’s Pineapple
  • 4 oz mineral water

Glassware: Highball Glass
Garnish: Tajin rime, Lime Wedge
Method: Rim highball glass with Tajin. Pour Buchannan’s Pineapple into highball glass over ice and top with mineral water. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Pairing: Shrimp Paella

About Buchanan’s Whiskey

BUCHANAN’S Whisky’s true purpose is to unite all who bring their 100% Hispanic and 100% American identities together to live a 200% life. It was created to be shared with one another and enjoyed by all, because our founder, James Buchanan believed in the power of sharing. With more than 130 years of authentic heritage, every bottle represents James Buchanan’s commitment to creating the finest blended Scotch Whiskies. In 2023, BUCHANAN’S introduced BUCHANAN’S Pineapple to its award-winning portfolio which is comprised of four gold award-winning marques, including: BUCHANAN’S DeLuxe Blended Scotch Whisky, BUCHANAN’S MASTER Blended Scotch Whisky, BUCHANAN’S Special Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky, BUCHANAN’S RED SEAL Blended Scotch Whisky, which have been recognized in the most prestigious international spirits competitions. For more information, visit www.BuchanansWhisky.com or connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BuchanansUS, Instagram: www.instagram.com/BuchanansWhisky, and Twitter: www.twitter.com/BuchanansUSA.

Raw Garden Enters Edibles Market With New Gummies

Raw Garden Enters Edibles Market With New Gummies

If you’re looking around for good buys to celebrate on this year’s upcoming 4/20, there’s a new edible on the market from a beloved favorite. Raw Garden’s latest offering – Cannabis Infused Gummies – are an entirely new category for the farm-first company to set a new “food first” gourmet standard for edibles.

Raw Garden, known for their pure, clean and natural cannabis flower and concentrates, couldn’t be trusted more as they foray into this new area, and the excitement is real! At 5 mg THC per gummy, and 20 large gummies per package, Raw Garden has created a fun micro-dosing experience, complete with a selection of flavors, and even scored gummies for cutting them in half to have a smaller dose, or mix and match flavors.

Pure, potent and flavorful, the gummy pouches contain a variety of 5 flavors, including Watermelon, White Peach, Wild Strawberry, Bing Cherry, and Meyer Lemon. Gone are the days of having to choose a single flavor! In what has been a huge moment for the company, signaling a massive expansion into the edibles game to provide consumers with a highly enjoyable and flavorful “food first” consumption experience, featuring the high quality, clean & natural cannabis Raw Garden consumers have come to know and love.

Get a head start on your 4/20 binge, with Raw Garden’s latest!

Catalina Crunch Launches Two New Flavors

Catalina Crunch Launches Two New Flavors

If you’re still holding strong to your New Year’s resolutions, or the one that matters most (dieting), this may be just the boost you needed to keep holding in there.

Catalina Crunch, the fastest-growing Keto snack brand, just launched two new seasonal-inspired limited-edition products: Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookie and Triple Berry Blast Cereal

Created with a mission that no one should have to choose between healthy and tasty, both of the new flavors are made with clean ingredients so you can feel confident knowing real food does taste really good. Combining nutritional science with culinary arts, all of Catalina Crunch’s products are made with zero to low sugar, high-protein, high-fiber, and real ingredients.

  • Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookies: Creamy on the inside with a buttery, vanilla crust on the outside, the Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookie is delectable yet healthy – made with 4 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and only 2 grams of sugar per serving.

  • The Triple Berry Blast Cereal: Reminiscent of a freshly-made berry pie, is bursting with juicy notes of strawberry, raspberry and blueberry, and is gluten-free, grain-free, Keto-friendly, non-GMO, and plant-based. Packed with 11 grams of protein, 0 grams of sugar, and 9 grams of fiber, this cereal will keep you fueled all day long.

The flavor launches come off the heels of a very successful 2022 year for the brands’ growth. Catalina Crunch has seen explosive growth and is leading the industry by being the #1 contributor to the cereal category’s dollar growth, selling over 5 million pouches of cereal nationwide and increasing their own cereal dollar growth by 68.7% YOY in 2022. Additionally, Catalina Crunch has seen an impressive 89% YOY increase in their sandwich cookie sales. 

“We are excited to bring two new innovative product tastings to those who value, and are on the search for, healthier snacking options,” said Krishna Kaliannan, Founder and CEO of Catalina Snacks. “At Catalina Crunch, we are dedicated to providing cleaner snacking options to traditional boxed
cereals and cookies that are filled with additives and sugars. As consumers begin to enjoy the warmer weather, prioritize healthy resets, and gear up for travel and on-the-go activities, I’m especially excited to offer delicious and nutritious flavors that emulate the seasons.”

The Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookie is creamy on the inside with a buttery, vanilla crust on the outside. This delectable, yet healthy cookie is made with 4 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and only 2 grams of sugar per serving. For a sweet treat you can feel good about, the cookies are baked with a
non-GMO blend of plant proteins and fibers designed to keep you full longer.

Catch them while you can, before they disappear and leave you alone with your diet.

About Catalina Crunch

Founded in 2017, Catalina Snacks® uses breakthrough science and food technology (no magic nor wishes) to make food nutritious, while continuing to focus on delectable taste and texture profiles. The brand’s mission is to make healthier foods that are accessible and convenient for a variety of lifestyles, while simultaneously delivering on amazing taste and nutrition content. The Catalina Crunch® brand offers a robust line of healthy snacks including keto-friendly Sandwich Cookies, keto-friendly Cereal, and new keto-friendly Crunch Mixes.

Curaleaf’s Ganjier Announces First-Of-Its-Kind Cannabis Partnership

Curaleaf’s Ganjier Announces First-Of-Its-Kind Cannabis Partnership

In every industry, there exists experts who know all there is to know about said industry and the products that come from it. From tech to wine, and sneakers to music, it’s only fitting that the trend continues with cannabis – and for good reason. We are only growing closer to SAFE Banking and federal legalization, which means it’s only appropriate to see programs pop up for this type of opportunity.

In December, Grassroots Cannabis announced a first-of-its-kind cannabis education partnership with Ganjier, the Cannabis Sommelier Certification Program. While of course at the course of Ganjier, there is an effort to end the stigma surrounding cannabis, the masterminds behind the brand understand that the effort begins with education.

With nearly 200 participants across Curaleaf and Grassroots internal teams, external production partners, and Curaleaf’s “Rooted in Good” CSR program partners are undertaking the course. The majority of participants have enrolled via online-only curriculum but a select number of Grassroots team members will receive in-person instruction at an expansive Ganjier wilderness campus.

Similar to the Sommelier’s role in the wine industry, the Ganjier is trained in the art, science and appreciation of cannabis craft, consumption, and connoisseurship, possessing a multidisciplinary knowledge and astute professionalism serving to raise the standard of excellence throughout the cannabis industry. Following the overwhelming response to Ganjier’s third year of record enrollments, the 2023 edition of this groundbreaking cannabis sommelier certification will feature the first-ever partnership for cannabis education and training session by one of the largest, leading teams in the cannabis industry today.

Founded in Chicago, Illinois in 2014, Grassroots was originally created to perfect the art and science of cannabis cultivation – making the Curaleaf team members working on the brand ideal candidates for Ganjier training. Meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to cannabis cultivation, are core components of the Grassroots brand and Curaleaf company culture, and that tradition continues with today’s announcement of the new partnership with Ganjier.

“Analogous to the wine Sommelier, beer Cicerone or cigar Catador, the Ganjier is a trained and certified master of cannabis products, cannabis assessment, and cannabis service,” said Derek Gilman, Managing Director of Ganjier. “By training people like Grassroots’ team members and partners to understand cannabis products more deeply, they become true leaders and advocates for quality within the modern cannabis industry.”

The Grassroots and Ganjier partnership is officially underway, with 100 leadership-nominated Team Members across all Curaleaf departments, along with external partners, chosen due to their passion and dedication to cannabis education. An additional 79 participants, including Curaleaf’s Executive Roundtable Participants and other Curaleaf Corporate Social Responsibility “Rooted in Good” partners, will receive access to online cannabis curriculum as part of Green Flower’s new Social Equity in Cannabis program. The majority of participants have enrolled via online-only curriculum – built, led, and taught by the renowned Ganjier council. Every participant received a welcome kit, which included a strain journal, as well as a terpene palate training kit and jewelers’ loupe. Regular group study sessions are underway to align the cohort on the self-paced online curriculum.

Expanding upon this first-of-its-kind training initiative in the commercial regulated cannabis industry, a select few Grassroots members will also get the opportunity to experience the complete Certified Ganjier Journey, starting with the online curriculum, alongside the rest of their participating Team Members, and then transitioning to expert-led, in-person instruction during the Grassroots exclusive training session. Ultimately, the goal is to certify as many participants from that live training session as possible to support the program’s ultimate objective: embracing and incorporating the highest standards in craft cannabis quality and production, while elevating, facilitating and perpetuating the in-house knowledge, assessment skills and acumen necessary to confidently produce the best cannabis available in any of the markets where Grassroots operates, both today and in the future.

Curaleaf’s Grassroots products are now available in six states including, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nevada, North Dakota and Pennsylvania. For more information about the brand, visit www.grassrootscannabis.com.

For more information on Ganjier’s Cannabis Sommelier Certification Program, please visit: www.ganjier.com. Time is limited, as the deadline for applications is February 28th, and final acceptance notifications will be sent by March 17th.

About Ganjier

In the tradition of the wine sommelier, cigar aficionado, or master chocolatier, Ganjier is a first-of-its-kind, rigorous, multi-tiered cannabis sommelier certification created and taught by the most respected names in the field with the intent of producing an entirely new class of cannabis professional – the Ganjier.

About Curaleaf

Founded in 2014, the Grassroots brand is dedicated to growing and processing the highest quality cannabis products while serving, advancing and respecting the cannabis movement. Grassroots first planted its roots in Chicago with the goal of perfecting the art and science of cannabis cultivation through the creation of exclusive genetics and unique strains. The brand was acquired by Curaleaf in 2020, and the products are now available in six states including, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nevada, North Dakota and Pennsylvania. For more information on product availability, visit www.grassrootscannabis.com.

Things To Do & Buy For Valentine’s Day In 2023

Things To Do & Buy For Valentine’s Day In 2023

Got Valentine’s Day plans?

Yes, you do, whether it’s love-themed or not, and it couldn’t be a more loaded time of year. With the Super Bowl also happening, and so many seasonal deals and offers on the table from brands across the board, it would be a shame if you missed out on any special offers –  especially in the face of inflation. Luckily, we’re covering a handful of things to do and buy for Valentine’s Day this year, including some pricier selections and budget-friendly options. Besides, it’s the thought that counts!

Hotel Per La & Per L’Ora

Offering a top-of-the line, luxurious experience, Hotel Per La is the perfect Valentine’s Day goal for extravagance and a time to remember. This year, in addition to specialty aphrodisiac dishes and drinks being available at Per L’Ora all weekend long, Hotel Per La is offering a Date Night Package, comprised of a $125 credit to Per L’Ora, and luxury suite accommodations – including a sparking bottle of wine and a box of chocolates delivered straight to your room door.

To make matters even better, Hotel Per La recently launched their Apertivio Hour, which is offered nightly from 4-6pm in the Per L’Ora bar, lounge, and game room spaces. Whether it’s date night or some other occasion, they make it easy to enjoy drinks and light bites “Italian-style” before dinner, or for a casual after-work get together with friends.

Jump on it while you’ve still got time. This offer is available from Friday, February 10th through Tuesday, February 14th.

F&B Offerings (in addition to regular menu) include:
Petrossian Ossetra Caviar; Crème fraiche, chives, waffle chips
Oysters; Lambrusco mignonette (½ dz)
Truffle Tagliatelle; House-made tagliatelle, truffle butter, fresh winter truffles
Dover Sole; Lemon caviar butter, spinach
and Classic Martinis for two (dry or dirty)

Ballroom Marfa x Damian

Date night knows no bounds. Be inspired, be wowed, and fall deeper in love with Ballroom Marfa – an internationally recognized contemporary art space located in Marfa, a rural town of less than 2,000 people in Far West Texas. Established in 2003 by Virginia Lebermann and Fairfax Dorn, the art performance venue is housed in a 1920’s era ballroom. As an advocate for the freedom of artistic expression, Ballroom’s mission is to commission new work of artists, musicians, and visionary thinkers of all backgrounds. Ballroom Marfa collaborates across disciplines, and produces exhibitions, performances, education programs, and publications.

The works at Damian, which include pieces by Carolina Caycedo, Rafa Esparza, Beatriz Cortez and more, will be on view from February 15 until mid-March. Many of the artists were selected for their connection to Los Angeles, where they live and work. The works of art are expansive and experimental in their concept, materials, and form, and many touch upon identity and diaspora concepts. The works will be on sale to benefit Ballroom Marfa’s programs that are free and open to the public.

Located in Downtown LA’s Arts District, Damian explores the rich culinary bonds between Mexico and California. Helmed by Chef Jesús “Chuy” Cervantes, Damian features dishes that are rooted in Mexican culture and traditions while celebrating the best seasonal Californian produce. Chef Cervantes has crafted a menu showcasing vegetable-driven and seafood focused dishes with highlights including homemade tortillas, striped bass ceviche, smoked clams, Tlayuda, and more.

The beverage program has a strong focus on agave, serving small batch productions by artisans throughout Mexico, along with a curated wine list including a house label Dramian. During the first week of exhibition, Damian will be offering special additions to their menu that were inspired by Chef Cervantes’s time in Marfa, including a Tlayuda paired with a Joven, an Amaranth Salad, and a Prickly Pear Raspado, designed by beverage director Yana Volfson.

P.F. Candle Co. x Fat and The Moon

Another option to tickle the senses? Head to P.F. Candle Co.’s Echo Park Flagship on Saturday, February 11th from 4-7pm to celebrate the launch of a week-long, self-love-inspired pop-up with their friends from Fat & The Moon! There, you can shop a curated selection of Fat & The Moon apothecary and body care essentials while smelling the entire P.F. Candle Co. collection (including brand new scent, Wild Herb Tonic!), and enjoy complimentary drinks by Curious Elixirs and wine by Vinovore!

Plus, at P.F.’s Echo Park Flagship, Fat & The Moon’s founder, Rachel Budde, will be hosting a workshop on 2/13, and LA-based flower truck Lenita by Grita is popping up for a few hours on 2/14 for Valentine’s Day bouquets. How romantic!

Fat & The Moon goods will be available for a limited time at the P.F. Flagship, from Saturday, Feb. 11th to Friday, Feb. 17th — open from 1am-7pm daily!
Guests can snag a ticket for Fat & The Moon founder Rachel Budde’s Love Thyself herbal cordial workshop on 2/13, or stop by on Valentine’s Day from 11am-4pm to shop fresh, beautiful bouquets from Los Angeles-based flower truck, Lenita by Grita.

About the Brands

P.F. Candle Co. is a Los Angeles-based home fragrance company owned and operated by Kristen Pumphrey and Thomas Neuberger. We believe that fragrance is an extension of your home design, and create high-quality products with accessible price points in mind.
www.pfcandleco.com / @pfcandleco 

Fat & The Moon’s vision is to provide the standard for the highest quality, consciously handmade, herbal body care products. We envision our products as herbal gateways which help us align our care for ourselves and our care for the earth.
www.fatandthemoon.com / @fatandthemoon


If you’re looking for delicious, but on a budget, Lemonade has you covered! Lemonade, a California-based modern cafeteria serving colorful, seasonal and healthy fare, offers beautifully prepared salads, signature grain bowls, hearty braised proteins, flavor-packed sandwiches – and of course, trademark handcrafted namesake lemonades.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Lemonade has an unbeatable offer: each Tuesday they will highlight a different bowl, discounted to $7! Their normal prices range from $14.45 to $15.95 (if you didn’t know), so it’s a grand savings of over half for a hearty and healthy meal. And just like Cupid’s arrow landed in the right spot, it’s a perfect match, as Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year! If you’re looking for a sign, this is it. Save dollars, make them happy, and seal the special day with a lovely experience all at once.

An email is usually sent out on Tuesday mornings with the code (BOWLTUESDAY) and which bowl is featured — while it’s also highlighted on the brand’s Instagram. The code can be applied via the app, through the website, or in-restaurant, so your date night options are versatile!


If there’s a cannabis lover in your life, Hemper has great gifts that span the world of all things CBD and THC. From edibles, to pipes, and smoking accessories, Hemper is essentially a hub for all cannabis needs, and to make things even better, they have seasonal specialty bundles to make things that much better! What do they have in store for Valentine’s Day?

Hemper’s February Box: The Tea Party
Hemper is setting the highest standard for monthly smoking accessory boxes, and February’s theme is “Tea Party.” Hemper hand curates 10-12 items every month to pack in your box, while delivering $100-150 dollars in value for only $39.99. For even more bang for your buck, check out Hemper’s XL Box ($300+ value for only $150). The company collaborates with leading brands in the industry and designs their own innovative products to fill gaps in your sessions. By joining Hemper, you get the latest in smoking accessories and collectibles at a great value.

Hemper also has other themed products for Valentine’s Day here and their Valentine’s Promo is running Jan 26 – Feb 14 (15-40% off sitewide).

Venterra Farms

Continuing the cannabis trend for your Valentine, Venterra Farms, a sustainably grown cannabis brand founded by fifth generation farmers, recently launched in California. Combining indoor grow technology with outdoor sustainability, the company’s proprietary “hybrid farming” approach produces high-quality, eco-friendly cannabis products including pre-rolls, jarred flower, vapes, and edibles. Powered by Farming First, California’s largest contiguous outdoor cultivation operation, Venterra Farms commits to giving back to the community and reducing their environmental impact through sustainable farming practices.

Initial product offerings include jarred flower, pre-rolls and vape pens in the following strains: Wedding Cake, Peanut Butter Breath, Lemon Cherry Gelato, and Apples & Bananas, and even some star products, like:

  • Jarred Flower: Hand-harvested, slow-cured sun-kissed nugs that feature the perfect balance of taste, aroma and effects.

  • Pre-rolls: Single source, field-fresh flower carefully hand-harvested, slow-cured, and packed into individual tubes. No trim or fillers included.

  • Vape Pens: Discrete and conveniently rechargeable, these pens are designed to preserve flavor. Cannabis derived terpenes means all ingredients come directly from cannabis for a ‘true to plant’ experience. The company extracts their own material to make the vape pen oils.

  • Gummies: Full spectrum gummies, crafted with a combination of Indica and Sativa hybrid strains containing a full spectrum of cannabinoids such as CBN and CBG in each gummy. Available in four bold fruit flavors at 10MG THC per gummy.

Kiva Confections

This Valentine’s Day, we could all use a little TLC in the form of THC, and the leading edibles brand, Kiva Confections, has got you covered. For a gift that is sure to bring sugar, spice and everything nice, give the gift of quality chocolate curated with pure, and clean cold water hash (your love will thank you)!

Not sold yet? Studies have shown that cannabis can actually positively impact your libido, “increasing excitement, drive, and desire”. What better product for your Valentine’s Day than a chocolate bar that will up your sex drive!

Kiva’s selection of classic and romantic chocolate bars come in a range of flavors such as:

  • Milk Chocolate Bar ( 100mg THC) – Meticulously crafted from the purest ingredients, Kiva’s classic milk chocolate bar has hints of brown butter and a silky, creamy finish. Like all Kiva chocolates, this bar is crafted from sustainably-sourced, premium cacao infused with handmade, cold water hash. Ideal for those with a love for chocolate and a refined palate.
  • Dark Chocolate Bar ( 100mg THC) – Uniquely complex with flavors of black coffee and dark cherry. Using a 57% sustainably-sourced dark chocolate infused with pure, clean cold water hash, this bar is sure to delight your chocolate lover.
  • Churro Milk Chocolate Bar  ( 100mg THC) – Dusted in cinnamon sugar, this satisfying milk chocolate bar tastes like a golden, fried churro dipped in delicious hot chocolate. Might be the only thing sweeter than a kiss this year.

Rebecca Crews

If you’re looking to shop Black-owned brands this Valentine’s Day, look no further than Rebecca Crews!

Rebecca Crews is a multi-talented artist who launched her very own clothing line in 2021. Rebecca was inspired to start designing and making her clothing line when she couldn’t find a tuxedo style outfit to wear on her 30th wedding anniversary with her husband, actor Terry Crews. The brand is a mix of classic and contemporary, suited for powerful and feminine women everywhere who want to look and feel their best.

This curated list of Valentine’s Day gift ideas is essential to finding the perfect something! Shower your loved ones with these styles that’ll guarantee they’ll think of you every time they grab it from their collection.

Ming Wang

The changing of seasons is an exciting time of the year, especially for fashion, and nothing beats showing off your new spring pieces by not hiding it under layers of clothes. From sophisticated blouses, trousers, sundresses, skirts and more, Ming Wang’s spring collection is like a breath of fresh air! With a bright and bold color palette this collection will surely give you something to smile about.  

Ming Wang is sold directly on their website as well as major retailers such as DillardsNordstrom and more!


You can spread the LAPCOS love with 30% OFF specialty masks, now through Valentine’s Day! Treat loved ones, galentines, and the beauty guru that already has everything with special prices on special masks!

Use code LOVE30 to give the gift of luxurious beauty and revitalized skin with newly reformulated 24K Gold Face Mask & Hydra Collagen Chest Mask, the ultimate in skin pampering, the formula features pure gold and promote a tight, springy look and feel.

Finally, your lips need extra TLC all year round because they lack the natural glands to keep them moist. Let your lips sip on blueberry, strawberry and blackberry extract for an ultra-cushiony look and feel with the Very Berry Lip Patch – no giftwrapping required!


With more than 300 locations across the country, bowling at Bowlero is the perfect indoor activity for Valentine’s Day date night fun!

And since the Super Bowl is around the corner as well, Bowlero is offering a pre-built package in which customers can book a lane for two hours with their choice of three menu items, drink tickets, and shoe rentals included. Consider it two birds with one stone for Super Bowl enjoyment and a pre-Valentine’s Day activity!

Westfield Topanga

You can always count on any Westfield location to harbor joy, fun, and an exciting time with their seasonal events and holiday celebrations. Here’s a run down of what you can find at Westfield Topanga for Valentine’s Day:

  • Enjoy a Valentine’s Day Sweet Deal for Two with Heart Shaped Pizzas at CPK!: Dine-in or order takeout or delivery from February 9-14, 2023 and choose from the Classic or Adventure package to enjoy One Appetizer, Two Entrees + One Dessert! Make Valentine’s Day extra special with the heart-shaped crispy thin crust pizzas!
  • Shop luxury Valentine’s Gifts from See’s Candies, Sugarfina, and Venus et Fleur!
  • Get Valentine’s Day ready nails at Nail’d It Topanga.
For Art’s Sake

For Art’s Sake

The LA Art Show, LA’s largest and longest-running art fair, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 15–19 to kick off the city’s 2023 art season. Guided by the leadership of LA Art Show producer & director Kassandra Voyagis, the 28th edition promises a larger global presence and more ambitious programming than ever before. LA Art Show will donate 15% of all ticket proceeds to support the life-saving work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

The LA Art Show 2023 includes the exciting return of the European Pavilion; the debut of the Japanese Pavilion featuring 6 galleries from Japan; and more South Korean artists and galleries than ever before in testament to the country’s thriving arts scene.

This year’s fair will inspire important social dialogue with work from Ukrainian artist-turned refugee Denis Sarazhin, stranded due to the war but able to secure accommodations in the U.S. following a generous GoFundMe campaign, and is now transmuting the chaos and uncertainty of his unraveling life into paintings of wild transformation. TRANSformation by MRG Fine Art in partnership with Zero Two 20 promises to be a thought-provoking exhibition, creating an open platform for talent of diverse backgrounds, addressing a foundational transformation inherent in the evolutionary process of both artists and society alike.

Featuring 9 art institutions, the Fair’s non-commercial program and cultural anchor, DIVERSEartLA –  curated by Marisa Caichiolo – returns with an ambitious agenda, addressing the global climate crisis. As part of this, MOLAA will present work from iconic Ecofeminist Judy Baca and AMA will present one of Mexico’s most prominent photographers, Alfredo De Stefano.  Please visit www.LAArtShow.com to learn more and purchase tickets.