by Dennis Richardson | Oct 28, 2021
Fall is upon us, and we all know what that means: cool and crisp air, changing color of leaves, longer hours of darkness, heartwarming holidays and drinks that get you into the seasonal spirit!
We’re glad you’re here, because the drinks we’re talking about aren’t the kiddie kind. Hot chocolate and apple cider are nice, but sometimes life needs you to take it up a few notches, and it’s safe to say the folks over at Dahlia and Silencio have the right idea. Dahlia launched in February with it’s sights set on a new wave of tequila aficionados, offering an enchanting, modern and masterful Cristalino expression that can be sipped or mixed, day or night – holiday or not.
Made in Jalisco, Dahlia is the vision of Fausto Zapata and Vicente Cisneros — the Mexican-American entrepreneurs behind the largest independent Mezcal Brands in the World — known as El Silencio. As is the case with their award-winning mezcal, there is no famous face of the brand – the star of this show is in the bottle. The same can be said for El Silencio. Read on for a hefty list of some Fall-Inspired Recipes showcasing both Dahlia and El Silencio as the stars of these seasonal cocktails. (Make sure you see the very end for some bonus rounds.)
Mezcal El Silencio Halloween Cocktail Recipes
“Children Of The Candy Corn” – The perfect way to indulge yourself with this timeless flavor in a more…refined way. Combining butterscotch, maple syrup, and even pumpkin with our Mezcal Espadin, this cocktail might be the perfect way to bring in the fall.
“Sour Peche Kid” – Our friend and award winning mixologist, Julian Thomas Cox, is back again with a delicious cocktail themed after the tart Sour Patch Kids candy, crafted especially for the season.
“The Eternal Kiss” – An indulgent blend of Mezcal El Silencio Espadin, angostura bitters, chocolate syrup, and whole milk, this chocolate cocktail can indulge your sweet tooth and remind you of your favorite candy stash as a kid. For a little extra texture and flavor, try it with our grenadine whipped cream on top!
“The Ofrenda” – Full of rich and bold spices, this Dia de Muertos-inspired cocktail is meant to transport you to the most important season and celebration in Oaxacan culture. It’s called The Ofrenda as the ingredients used to prepare this drink are reflective of those found in a traditional Ofrenda – a vibrant altar created to help welcome and guide the spirits of loved ones who have passed on home (spices, pumpkin, and flowers).
“The Almond of Dr. Moreau” – If you’re in the mood for something refreshing that still hits a little on the sweeter side, our Almond Joy cocktail is just the thing. An unusually refreshing combination of coconut milk, lime juice, pineapple juice, and Mezcal El Silencio Espadin, this pineapple & coconut cocktail will help you revisit a favorite candy from your childhood without the guilt – and without all the coconut in your teeth.
Dahlia’s Fall-Inspired Recipes
Dahlia Hot Chocolate:
2 oz. Tequila Dahlia
1 oz. Rumchata
5 oz. Hot Chocolate
Combine all ingredients in a mug.
Stir to blend.
Top with whipped cream.
Garnish with grated nutmeg and cinnamon.
2 oz. Tequila Dahlia
< 0.5 oz. Pineapple Gum
5 dashes Coffee Bitters
Combine all ingredients in a double rocks glass with ice.
Stir for at least 15 seconds.
Garnish with an expressed orange peel.
2 oz. Tequila Dahlia
2 oz. Cold Brew
0.75 oz. Unsweetened Coconut Cream
0.5 oz. Licor 43
Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin with ice.
Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
Strain into a highball glass with crushed pebble ice.
Garnish with mint.
Americano En Jalisco
1.5 oz. Tequila Dahlia
4 oz. Ginger Beer
5 oz. Campari
0.5 oz. Sweet Vermouth
Combine Dahlia, Campari and sweet vermouth in collins glass.
Top with ice and ginger beer.
Garnish with half an orange wheel.
And there you have it. Whether celebrating the holidays with the family, mustering through a holiday party with colleagues, or just feeling the seasonal vibes at home, following these recipes will be sure to impress not just you, but everyone else around. You’re welcome.
by Dennis Richardson | Oct 27, 2021
In the post-pandemic age, we have seen the telemedicine industry really take off, and that’s with thanks to brands like TytoCare.
TytoCare, the at-home, hand-held digital exam kit, is a hybrid approach to telemedicine, featuring a palm-sized, hand-held exam camera and attachments (like a stethoscope or tongue compressor) to stream a patient’s real-time symptoms, to the clinician on the other side of the screen. Meant for guided use by a board-certified clinician, during a 1:1 virtual appointment, the TytoCare system gives patients the tools to help remote medical professionals see symptoms, as if it were IRL (in real life).
In addition, TytoCare is offering $100 off on BestBuy (no code needed), and on the TytoCare website all through November with code CYBER100 and all through December with code HOLIDAY100. In a world currently led by advanced technology, don’t miss the opportunity to bring your healthcare into the future.
by Joshua J. Pinkay | Oct 27, 2021
All You Need Is Los Angeles! Celebrate Local Brands and Show Love for Our City Post-Pandemic.
Presented by the newly renovated & reopened iconic Venice Beach House
On October 14th, the iconic Venice Beach House celebrated it’s post-pandemic reopening and renovation by hosting “All You Need is Los Angeles” an event created by Press Pass LA’s PR division to celebrate local brands and founders who are bringing back business and culture to our great city!
Model Joy Corrigan & Mehran Moghaddam
Tik Tok star Jake Gould
Guests had the chance to meet the tastemakers behind the revitalization of Los Angeles and mingle with industry professionals including executives in attendance from Netflix, Tik Tok, Capital Records, Interscope Records, Forever 21, AEG and more.
The VIP opening night of the newly renovated Venice Beach House featured brands including Kurvana, luxury cannabis products; Naked Species, clothing brand by model Joy Corrigan supporting Wild Life Tomorrow Fund to help end animal extinction; Our/Los Angeles vodka, distilled in the arts district of downtown Los Angeles; Smile Natural Products, personalized oral care and vegan lifestyle products; Art Botanica, moss art by local artist Kelley Anderson; and Ruben, iconic art and streetwear brand by artist Ruben Rojas.
Gleb Savchenko & Elena Belle
Billed as a night of “Food, Weed, Vodka, and Art” the more than 300 guests enjoyed delicious plates from Green Olive Food Truck known for their local Mediterranean cuisine with a menu that featured hummus and pita, greek salad, greek potatoes, chicken skewers, gyro, falafel and more.
features samples of their cannabis products including vape pens and tinctures, as well as offered custom engraving on their hardware. Naked Species
gifted guests with T-shirts, bathing suits, bracelets and more from their new Funghi line.
The sponsored bar featured a martini tasting cart from Our/Los Angeles
plus curated cocktails, as well as highlighted their recent collaboration with local artist Ruben Rojas on a custom bottle. In addition, Better Booch
kombucha was on hand to satisfy your tastebuds providing non-alcoholic beverages to attendees.
also showcased his signature art and sculptures on the property and his fashion line Ruben featuring his “love” hoodies. Kelley Anderson
of Art Botanica, known for moss art, created a custom step & repeat for guests to capture their most Instagrammable moments!
Smile Natural Products
was on hand sharing their oral care and vegan products with guests for a picture perfect smile, and is co-owned by the event’s entertainer, DJ Shai,
who kept the party vibing throughout the evening. E! Host, Scott Tweedie
, served as the night’s host and created some amazing pre and post event content to entertain those on site or streaming at home on Instagram!
Melissa Gisoni & BP Major
E! News Scott Tweedie and Katrina Powell
History of Venice Beach House
Venice Beach House was created by newspaperman Warren Wilson in 1911. Wilson was friends with Abbot Kinney, known for creating the Venice of America with its own canals, and Venice Beach House quickly became one of the area’s most iconic buildings. Perched on white sand dunes overlooking the Pacific, this Craftsman landmark was listed by the U.S. Park Service in the National Register of Historic Places. It has always been filled with families like the Kinney family, who shared the grounds as Kinney’s sons married Wilson’s daughters.
A hub of social life, the Venice Beach House has always welcomed the biggest celebrities of the time, from Charlie Chaplin on “retreat,” to the very end of the run from Athens to LA of the Olympic Torch Relay. Through all the years, the Beach House has remained a quiet constant in a Venice that attracted beatniks, then hippies, and then tourists from all over the world. A hidden oasis, faithfully restored by the Boesch family and maintained as a bed and breakfast for travelers and, for all of Venice, the Venice Beach House remains a throwback to an era gone by, a mysterious gem in a city where discovery and tranquility are hard to come by.
by Niki Smart | Oct 24, 2021
by Dennis Richardson | Oct 20, 2021
There’s a brand out there reimagining how we approach creativity, and it goes by Pilgrim Soul! Self-help books are getting a hefty upgrade and taking advantage of your creative mind after using cannabis, as Pilgrim Soul empowers you both in business and in life.
Pilgrim Soul is a mission-driven brand focused on optimizing human creative performance to gain a competitive edge in business and life, collaborating with experts in diverse industries to create products and content to facilitate enhanced creative thinking.
It has sold $3.5M worth of its flagship product The Creative Thinking Journal since its launch in 2020, offering two versions: All Ages and Cannabis – conceived to be used while you’re high, however you get there. Pilgrim Soul quickly expanded its product offerings to include a range of premium live resin vape pens, built on the belief that cannabis helps us tap into our innate creativity.
Why should consumers (cannabis lovers or not) have Pilgrim Soul on their radar? See below for a snapshot of the products & benefits:
The All Ages Creative Thinking Journal ($29.95)
This guided journal is filled with fun and shareable, creative challenges meant to spark the imagination. Each challenge pushes you to rethink the way you see yourself and the world around you to uncover new possibilities and ideas. Throughout these exercises, we reveal misconceptions about creativity, annoying aspects of the mind that lead us to repress creative thinking, and the research behind these methods. (Ages 13+)
The Cannabis Creative Thinking Journal ($29.25)
The first of its kind, this unique journal is filled with over 50 surprisingly effective, yet highly amusing, creative challenges that provide hours of entertaining self-reflection. The journal will engage your imagination to uncover new ideas, build more productive habits, and expand your application of creative problem-solving to all facets of your life through its unique exercises.
Live Resin Premium Disposable Vape Pen ($45 – available in select CA dispensaries)
Pilgrim Soul analyzed hundreds of cannabis strains that index high for creativity, along with secondary and tertiary states of mind, with blends for Creative Awareness, Creative Imagination, Creative Focus and Creative Reflection. Each vape pen is paired with a section of The Creative Thinking Journal to further enhance your creativity.
by Contributor | Oct 19, 2021
We turned our attention to the heavens and local astrologer Rachel Lang to answer some of our urgent questions about astrology. If you have questions that you would like answered—let us know!
Should I believe the astrology pages in magazines?
Astrology is so much more than your sun sign. Sun sign columns just consider one aspect of astrology. So, it’s more accurate to receive a reading from a professional or even to read your customized astrological transits from a site like astro.com or an app like Time Passages. That said, I know excellent astrologers who write horoscopes for magazines and websites. If you’re looking for guidance, astrology columns can be a source of inspiration.
What’s a rising sign?
Your rising sign is the eastern horizon at the time of your birth, and it represents your first impression. It’s the face you show the world. It’s a significant factor in determining the way you look and your personality. It also represents how you interact with the world around you.
What’s this Mercury-in-retrograde we keep hearing about?
It’s actually Mercury retrograde (no in)! 3-4 times a year, Mercury gives us the appearance of going backward in the heavens. It’s similar to the optical illusion you see when a car is driving right next to you at approximately the same speed. Mercury is the planet of communication, our thinking patterns, and transportation. When Mercury goes retrograde, we have a chance to reflect on how we communicate as well as what we’re holding back that needs to be said. It’s a more introspective time. So, sometimes, we do deep personal reflection and have insights about our lives. It is always a good idea to back up computers and communication devices. Also, if you have delays, be patient! Mercury is a trickster and lets us know if we’re taking things too seriously.
Is astrology a science?
Astrology is similar to psychology in that our knowledge of astrology is based on observation and case studies over thousands of years. We can watch cycles repeat themselves over and over, and each time a cycle retreats itself, we see similar themes playing out in our lives and in the world. It works with archetypes and symbols, and astrologers interpret these symbols to gain context for what’s happening here on earth. It maps out the skies for any moment in time, like your time of birth. So, many of my astrological colleagues know astronomy and math.
Meet Rachel Lang
Rachel Lang is a professional astrologer, healer, and psychic medium who has worked for the past 15 years with businesses and individuals, including A-list celebrities, tech startup entrepreneurs, bestselling authors, activists, and students. Rachel holds a master’s degree in theology from Loyola Marymount University and as an internationally recognized speaker, she offers classes, lectures, and workshops on a variety of topics to her clientele. Some of her business collaborations have included workshops on Goddess asteroids, Solar Returns, Money and Love, Astrology 101, among other topics. She serves as the Vice President of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR), is the Outreach Director for the international board of the NCGR, and is also a member of the International Society for Astrological Research. Additionally, Rachel writes a monthly horoscope column for the Omega Institute’s Omega News, as well as LVBX Magazine and she has contributed to publications such as Bustle, Well+Good, and Romper. Rachel recently released her book, Modern Day Magic, across the US, UK, Canada, and Australia via publisher Hardie Grant.
by Dennis Richardson | Oct 18, 2021
Halloween is almost here, and there are plenty of treats out there for adults! If you’re looking to blaze a new path in Los Angeles, celebrate the launch of Kiva Confections newest Camino Sours with a limited-edition ride. Tourists and Angelenos alike can take out Kiva’s fleet of limited-edition Solé bikes for a cruise around The Strand in Venice Beach!
In partnership with Venice Beach dispensary Green Goddess, every purchase of new Camino Sours at Green Goddess from October 23rd – 24th will grant access to Kiva’s fleet of Camino Sours bikes for up to 10 riders! Officially out today, Kiva’s new Camino Sours gummies boast a tart new taste and chewy texture, with the same terpene-tailored effects you know and love.
These vegan gummies are dusted in sour sugar and will be available in watermelon, peach, and citrus flavors — each with its own mood boosting benefits:
Watermelon for uplifting vibes, Citrus to chill out, and Orchard Peach when you just need to balance out.
To sweeten the deal more, anyone who purchases Camino Sours at Green Goddess from October 23rd – 24th will automatically be entered into a raffle to win one of the exclusive Camino Sours bikes — PLUS — from October 23-24th Green Goddess will also be offering a Buy 2 Get 1 Free Camino deal, including at least one Camino Sours tin plus an exclusive high-end gift with purchase while supplies last!
by Dennis Richardson | Oct 14, 2021
Did you enjoy Pride month this year? Surely it was enough to make up for lost time in 2020, right? If not, you’d be glad to know that the celebration continues.
Celebrating Pride goes beyond the month of June, and as we look for new ways to honor and celebrate LGBT History Month this October, Orbitz has created an interactive LGBTQIA+ Civil Rights Road Trip Map featuring 14 iconic destinations that have shaped the history and pride of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Orbitz’s newest guide for planning a historic-drive road trip or digital adventure features landmark destinations in every corner of the U.S., including the Equality House in Kansas, the Transgender Memorial Garden in St. Louis, and well-known favorites such as the Harvey Milk House in San Francisco and Stonewall Inn in NYC. Below, you can find the full list of popular destinations featured in the interactive map, as well as LGBTQIA+ friendly hotel partners. The Orbitz team have also broken down the list by region for those looking to travel closer to home this fall.
Orbitz LGBTQIA+ Civil Rights Trail
Stonewall Inn – New York City, NY
Dr. Franklin E. Kameny House – Washington D.C.
Arch Street Friends Meeting House – Philadelphia, PA
The Legacy Walk – Chicago, IL
Transgender Memorial Garden – St. Louis, MO
Equality House – Topeka, KS
Matthew Shepard Bench – Laramie, WY
The Jungle and Juanita’s – Nashville, TN
UpStairs Lounge Arson Attack – New Orleans, LA
Pink Dolphin Monument – Galveston Island, TX
Mattachine Steps – Los Angeles, CA
The Castro Camera and the Harvey Milk Residence – San Francisco, CA
Bailey-Boushay House – Seattle, WA
Liberace House in Las Vegas
LGBTQIA+ Friendly Hotels
by Dennis Richardson | Oct 12, 2021
When you think of Halloween treats, candy might come to mind. However, there’s a new special spooky drink on the scene – if you can find it.
Streetwear and meme brand PizzaSlime has partnered with functional wellness brand, VYBES, to launch their limited-edition Watermelon Slime beverage, available now! Both brands collaborated on this new flavor to help consumers slow down and destress. Watermelon Slime is a professional-grade drink for the ultimate chiller: the easy-going, go with the flow person (or those who TRY to be).
VYBES has created a celebrity cult-following, including Benny Blanco, Seth Rogen, Kim Kardashian and more, thanks to its emphasis on using ingredients to boost mind and body, while fighting off stress. Together, these highly effective plant-derivatives improve mood, mental clarity, and the body’s immunity & vitality.
The limited-edition Watermelon Slime flavor is available for purchase online at idrinkVYBES.com and exclusively at Erewhon for $35.94 for a 6 pack.
- 40 calories, 7 grams of sugar. Certified Vegan & Independently Lab Tested
- Fresh watermelon & sour cherry juices make for a delicious, exhilarating, refreshing and mind & body stimulating beverage.
- Not too sweet, you get that nice burst of tartness from the sour cherry & lime juices.
- Activated by 25mg hemp CBD
by Mia Barnes | Oct 12, 2021
You may remember talking about the various layers of the skin in biology class, but how does that apply to taking care of your own face in your beauty routine? Taking care of your skin means going deeper, and taking care of all the layers beneath. Depending upon which source you consult, most people consider the human skin to have between seven and eight layers. Although certain skincare practices Are purely surface level, there is so much more that you can do to take care of the whole of your skin. Here are a few things that you can do to make sure that you’re taking care of the different layers of your skin.
Use Chemical Exfoliators
Although chemical exfoliators might sound a bit harsher than physical exfoliators, the truth is actually the opposite. Most products can only penetrate the uppermost layers of the epidermis, as the skin’s natural barriers are designed to keep harsh and abrasive particles out. When you use scrubs and washes with beads, you can cause breakage and damage that ultimately harms the skin. Instead, go for a chemical exfoliator.
Speaking of protecting your skin’s natural barriers, moisturizing is always important, no matter what skin type you have. By using a moisturizer at the end of your skincare routine, you can offer a bit of extra protection by locking in moisture and preventing transepidermal water loss from taking place.
Avoid Alcohol In Your Skincare Products
Although it can sometimes feel satisfying to use products that contain alcohol — think of that clean, refreshing feeling that many toners and witch hazel products can leave on your skin — alcohol can actually throw your skin’s layers completely out of balance. Specifically, alcohol can strip your skin of the natural oils that it needs for protection and hydration, drying out the epidermis and causing damage to your skin over time with repeated use.
Try a Deep Mask
Just because you don’t want to cause deep damage doesn’t mean you can never go deep with your skincare treatments. In fact, there are plenty of times that going a little beneath the surface is important. In the case of things like blackheads, using masks and products that are intended to go deeper into the epidermis can help fish out excess debris and sebum that you can’t get from traditional products. Ingredients like clay and activated charcoal can be fantastic for this.
Head to a Professional
At the end of the day, the only person that is specifically qualified to go deeper into your skin on a consistent and regular basis is a skincare professional. Whether you schedule regular visits to the dermatologist to plan out your skincare regimen or you book a bi-monthly facial with your favorite aesthetician, putting your face in the hands of a professional is a great way to cover all your bases.
Taking Care of Your Skin, Top to Bottom
There are so many ways that you can take care of your skin from the top to the bottom. By avoiding harsh products and chemicals, moisturizing regularly and going to a professional when you can, you can make sure that your skin is always at its best, even in the places you can’t see.
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by Dennis Richardson | Oct 8, 2021
What goes with coffee better than doughnuts? Shopping!
Emma Chamberlain’s coffee brand, Chamberlain Coffee is doing big things – and in doing so – is now available at all Erewhon Market locations. That’s right, your favorite store just got even better! What’s better than coffee and shopping? Coffee and doughnuts, and shopping!
To celebrate, Chamberlain Coffee will be hosting a pop up on October 23rd at Erewhon’s Palisades location (15285 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272) hosted by Emma Chamberlain. There, guests will enjoy a special $5.99 cold brew + a free salad — Emma’s favorite: Kale, Avocado and White Bean salad — while supplies last.
Even if you are unable to make it to sip on one of the biggest coffee brands making waves this year, you can still catch the below Chamberlain Coffee items at all Erewhon Market locations.
Social Dog Blend – Coffee Bag (Ground): A Sweet & Velvety, Medium Roast
Family Blend – Coffee Bag (Ground): A Smooth & Rich, Medium Roast
Fancy Mouse Blend -Coffee Bag (Ground): An espresso blend
Family Blend – Steeped 10 Pack: A Smooth & Rich, Medium Roast
Social Dog Blend – Steeped 10 Pack: A Sweet & Velvety, Medium Roast
Cold Brew Elephant – Large Cold Brew Bags: A handy, fashionable, and functional accessory to help you carry all that stuff you just bought.
by Dennis Richardson | Oct 8, 2021
It’s that time of year when we start contemplating the upcoming holiday season. What’s a good gift for him, her, and them? Well, as always, we’re in the business of making gift searches a little easier. With that said, you can mark one, or even a few people off of your holiday gift list with this innovative company, whisl.
Last month, Canopy Growth Corporation, a world-leading diversified cannabis, hemp, and vaporization company, announced the launch of the company’s first-ever CBD vape, whisl. The sleek, nicotine-free CBD vaporizer is designed to deliver the wellness effects of CBD from morning, throughout the day and into the night.
With an innovative design that incorporates custom, interchangeable pods, whisl offers three uniquely formulated options to help consumers dial into their desired effect – focus, calm, or winding down before bed – as their needs and activities shift throughout the day, including:
- Tune In Pod: Focus on the task at hand.
- Intermission Pod: Relax throughout the day.
- Fade Out Pod: Get ready for bed.
Crafted with Canopy Growth’s category-leading science and rigorously tested for quality, safety, and efficacy, whisl offers a convenient and immediate way to manage your mood and experience the benefits of CBD – conveying effects within seconds or minutes as compared to longer onset CBD ingestibles.
“At Canopy Growth, we are pioneering the concept of using CBD to help consumers manage their moods at any given time of day,” said Andy Lytwynec, Vice President, Global Vape Business at Canopy Growth. “With whisl, we want to empower consumers to quickly achieve focus, calmness or prepare for sleep with a modern CBD solution that is fast-acting and can fit seamlessly into anyone’s daily routine.”
Each whisl pod contains 200 mg of premium CBD isolate, a purified form of CBD, sourced from licensed hemp providers within the United States and no THC. whisl devices come in two sleek colorways – Warm Grey and Deep Blue – and feature a rechargeable aluminum battery and a host of industry-leading safety and quality features, including:
- Automatic shut-off temperature control
- Precise glass-atomizer heating
- Rigorous third-party testing and inspection
Through an exclusive partnership, whisl will be available on store shelves at 3,000+ Circle K convenience stores nationwide beginning October 1 – marking Canopy Growth’s largest national retail launch yet. With an MSRP of $39.99 for the starter kit and $19.99 per package, whisl delivers an effective way to harness CBD wellness at an accessible price point. Beginning today, whisl is also available for purchase online at Canopy’s one-stop U.S. ecommerce destination, www.shopcanopy.com.
For more information about whisl, visit www.enjoywhisl.com.