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
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
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.
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.
If you’ve been paying attention to the food and supplement space, you’re very aware of the mushroom wellness wave. A number of companies have sprouted up offering their own spin on wellness foods and supplements using fungi. One brand, however, has an interesting approach to the market, offering all the amazing benefits, but without impeding upon your routine. Earth & Star, the functional mushroom brand bringing powerful immune-supporting benefits by way of ready-to-drink lattes, has expanded their product portfolio and launched Organic Ground Coffee, Dark Chocolates and Tinctures.
The launches mark exciting growth for the brand, and Earth & Star founders and wellness industry veterans Zoë Sakoutis & Erica Huss – who are the former co-founders behind the wildly successful BluePrint Cleanse of the mid-2000s – believe that fungi is the future. As the power duo owned the juice cleanse space, they are now taking over the functional mushroom category and rather than expecting consumers to add yet another product to their wellness repertoire, Zoë and Erica’s line of RTD lattes, Ground Coffee, Dark Chocolates, and Tinctures serve as a seamless integration to supercharge our daily routines, making wellness easier and accessible for all.
As founders at the forefront of the mushroom movement upon us, the pair offer incredible insight into the mushroom movement, and benefits of their products:
BluePrint Product Pioneers + Fungi Forerunners – As creators of the multi-billion dollar cold pressed juice industry through BluePrint Cleanse, pivoting to the crowded adaptogen and functional foods category wasn’t the most expected step for Zoë and Erica. Explore why they’re leaning into the true, enriching roots of wellness and how Earth & Star is developing the magical world of mushrooms differently (100% fruiting bodies vs typical mycelial-based products on the market).
Adaptogens For XY & Z – In the midst of the pandemic and political + social turmoil, consumers have sought out ways to boost immunity, ward off viruses, ease anxiety and discover simple, yet effective, ways to be well. As such, the ‘magic mushroom’ market within the wellness industry has skyrocketed, offering an adaptogenic product for just about every need. Products made with functional ‘magic mushrooms’ offer everything from focus & clarity to immunity, muscle recovery, and balancing hormones.
4th of Wave of Fungi – Adaptogenic mushrooms have been used for centuries, but there is still a lack of education and stigma surrounding some mushrooms. The 4th Wave of Fungi will take the combined power of industry leaders in the health & wellness industries to show how mushrooms can deliver on the promise to create homeostasis in the body — from relieving depression and reducing physical stress to providing glowing skin, and more.
The line-up of new and existing products feature the brand’s signature synergistic blend of mushrooms that provide lasting therapeutic doses of calm, focused energy, immune support and more. Never sacrificing on quality or taste, the adaptogenic infused products tastes just like your favorite brew, matcha latte or chocolate, and are plant-based, organic, and without refined sugar, preservatives.
Meet The New Products
Earth & Star Ground Coffee: Dark Roast, 1,200 MG Functional Extracts Per Serving, USDA Organic, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Small Batch
Pricing/Where to Buy: $24.99/bag | earthandstar.com/products/organic-ground-coffee
Earth & Star Organic Mushroom Dark Chocolates: First certified organic dark chocolate that delivers on flavor and the functional benefits of adaptogenic mushroom extracts. Science backed ingredients that targets performance, brain function, and immune support.
Flavors: Minty (Defend), Coffee (Perform), Orange (Glow), Salty (Think)
Pricing/Where to Buy: $50/12 bars | earthandstar.com/collections/chocolate
Earth & Star Tinctures: Take two dropperfuls daily and put them in any vehicle you like – coffee, tea, water, smoothies, etc! Flavors have different functions including cognitive support, glowing skin, immune support, and more.
Flavors: Brain Drops (w/ Lion’s Mane), Beauty Drops (w/ Tremella + Shiitake) and Everything Drops (w/ Lion’s Mane, Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps and Turkey Tail)
Pricing/Where to Buy: $34.49/unit | earthandstar.com/collections/tinctures
About Earth & Star
Founded in 2020 by serial wellness entrepreneurs and thought leaders Erica Huss and Zoë Sakoutis, Earth & Star is a functional mushroom company bringing powerful immune supporting benefits through ready-to-drink lattes, coffee and chocolate, available nationwide. Enhanced with a therapeutic dose of the most powerful adaptogenic mushrooms (Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Reishi + Chaga) to create the ultimate “entourage effect”, Earth & Star’s products provide your daily dose of calm, mental clarity and immune support to supercharge your everyday routine. To experience Earth & Star, visit EarthandStar.com and @earthandstarco #thefutureisfungi
When it comes to Halloween, there’s so much out there to help set the spooky mood.
Even when it comes to your favorite edibles, there’s something to help get you in the spirit. Kiva’s Blood Orange Camino gummies are exactly that. Kiva’s Blood Orange Caminos are the perfect match for any scary movie nights, pumpkin carvings, or costume parties you have planned this Hallow’s Eve. With a sweet, tart flavor and an exhilarating blend of sativa terpenes, Blood Orange Camino is the only treat you’ll want this Halloween — keep the tricks.
In addition to Blood Orange, Kiva is known for their wide variety of flavors, including Pineapple Habanero, Watermelon Lemonade, Midnight Blueberry, Sparkling Pear, Yuzu Lemon, and Wild Berry. As if that weren’t enough, Kiva Confections offers chocolates, chews, mints, and bites — all a variety of treats covered, stuffed, and made with dreamy goodness.
Grab them before they’re gone! Blood Orange Camino will only be available for the month of October at California dispensaries, while supplies last.
There are edibles, and now there are luxurious edibles. DTC brand Cloud11 made its debut on September 8th, merging culinary artistry with cannabis craftsmanship. Cloud11 offers a new wave to shake up the industry with artfully infused cannabis confections, all painstakingly hand-crafted in LA and deliberately low-dose to help individuals enjoy the multi-sensory tasting experience without the worry of overindulgence.
Born out of a desire to offer more than just a traditional cannabis edible, Cloud11 is co-founded by Chef, Sommelier, and Entrepreneur Nicholas Pritzker, and Eleven Madison Park alum, Chef Manuela Sanin. The duo set out to create a newfound edible experience that marries creative passion, culinary excellence, and sophistication. Cloud11 kicked off their launch with an exclusive yacht party aboard the Ramble on Rose.
Cloud11’s three debut flavors include:
Salted Peanut: As an elevated take on the classic, beloved peanut butter cup, Cloud11’s Salted Peanut is a silken, creamy peanut butter ganache encased in delicate, decadent dark chocolate finished with small-batch hand-crafted sea salt from Amagansett Sea Salt Co. Wonderfully smooth, each bite brings subtle waves of sweetness balanced perfectly with a wash of slight saltiness.
Strawberry Pink Peppercorn: Featuring strawberries from L.A. institution Harry’s Berries, Strawberry Pink Peppercorn is creamy and complex with a floral pink peppercorn twist to create bright and bitter bursts of flavor. Fresh and alluring, this one of a kind can’t help but melt in the mouth.
Black Sesame Yuzu: With Wadaman sesame paste sourced from Japan, Black Sesame Yuzu is sensual and sophisticated. The toasted nuttiness of sesame unfurls alongside the fresh sharpness of yuzu. Earthy tones sit sumptuously alongside brilliant, bright citrus before fading away into a subtle smokiness.
Cloud11 is available via white glove delivery exclusively in Los Angeles at www.findcloud11.com. Each flavor is available in 11-piece tins with two dosage options: 2mg THC/2mg CBD or 4mg THC/4mg CBD. Single tins feature one flavor in one dosage and retails for $90, while double tins can combine two flavors and dosages, and retails for $170.
Labor Day Sales are in full effect, and with Labor Day Weekend just around the corner, it’s prime time to save cash on some of your favorite brands! Functional wellness brand, VYBES, wants to celebrate with you from August 30 to September 10, so get stocked up using code TRYVYBES and receive 20% off your entire order!
Whether you’re looking for something uplifting or a little more chill, VYBES offers a wide range of seriously delicious 25mg CBD beverages and beverages without CBD. Made from a water-soluble proprietary CBD emulsion, these beverages act fast and help you reach that state of mind where you don’t have a worry in the world. It’s plant derived peace of mind in a bottle.
Aside from their CBD beverage offering, VYBES’ line of sparkling Adaptogenic Elixirs is delicious and refreshing. It comes in three different flavors – Apricot Lemon, Pineapple Ginger and Watermelon Lime, formulated to improve mood, mental clarity and the body’s immunity & vitality. (We’re definitely going to need the immunity boost after the “last weekend of summer” hoorah!) Not only are these flavors seriously delicious, but they’re also super refreshing to sip on in the August and September heat. Think of them as the most refreshing, crisp, health-centered sodas ever. Talk about good VYBES. See the selection of sparkling Adaptogenic Elixir flavors below:
Whether you’re still working on your summer body, or just maintaining good health, you’d be pleased to know there’s a hot new collaboration in the works!
The post-workout smoothie craving is real, which is why Ritual has teamed up with Barry’s
to offer their customers the most balanced plant-based option at their Fuel Bar — the “Ritual Shake” — available at Barry’s nationwide, including the Weho and Hollywood locations. Beating the heat and restoring fuel at once? Sign us up.
Launched June 28, Barry’s Fuel Bar updated their smoothie menu to include their new preferred plant protein partner, Ritual, by featuring the “Ritual Shake” – a blend of Ritual’s Essential Protein,
coconut milk, spinach, strawberries, almond butter, and ice.
Protein is an essential macronutrient, giving your body strength before and/or after a workout, which is why Ritual has created a vanilla, plant-based Essential Protein. Their blueprint for a balanced smoothie starts with a calculated amount of Essential Protein paired with the appropriate amount of fiber and healthy fats to feel fulfilled and ready to accomplish what is ahead. The “Ritual Shake” encompasses just that!
Creative Basics Brand Parade Celebrates The Summer of Parade in Los Angeles
Long summer nights are here, and if there’s anywhere to pull them off, it’s LA! Creative Basics brand Parade
hosted a lively party as part of the Summer of Parade series in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 15, at the Freehand. Guests were treated to Circus-themed goodies such as churros, cotton candy, and popcorn, as well as a gift bag consisting of Parade swag, including a candy bra.
Since its launch in 2019, Parade has surpassed 2M pairs of underwear sold (an estimated 1 pair sold every 30 seconds), expanded its product category offerings into Bralettes, and is on track to becoming carbon positive by 2025. At the helm is 23-year old Cami Tellez, who aims to continue furthering the brand’s inclusivity and self expression ethos. Check out the photos, credit of Owen Kolasinski, for some fun shots of the celebration!
Some of summer’s two favorite things are coming together this weekend, and Los Angeles is in for a serious treat!
Emma Chamberlain’s coffee brand, Chamberlain Coffee and celeb favorite, Craig’s, have teamed up to create a Chamberlain Coffee and Craig’s Vegan Ice Cream Truck pop-up on July 24th and 25th! Chamberlain is known for their high quality, organic fair-trade coffee beans sustainably sourced from around the world and roasted in California. This news comes almost 2 months after the brand’s hit pop-up in partnership with secondhand shop, Levi’s Century City. May’s pop-up gave visitors the opportunity to shop select Chamberlain Coffee merchandise, including mugs, reusable straws, and totes.
What can visitors expect from July’s pop-up?
None other than select Chamberlain Coffee merchandise, coffee drinks and affogatos, and scoops of assorted Craig’s Vegan flavors! Whether you need a weekend pick-me-up, a midday cool down, or just a little something to please your sweet tooth, the truck will be at Craig’s (8826 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069) on July 24th and 25th, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Summer is upon us, and so is everyone’s urge to travel after hunkering down throughout 2020. If there’s any brand who wants to help celebrate the occasion, Paravel is doing just that as they kick off their 15% off Fourth of July Sale! The summer sale kicks off today, 6/30, and ends on Monday, July 5th. There’s only disclaimer: get the brand’s beloved and sustainable travel accessories before they’re sold out!
Shoppers can take 15% off* orders of $100+ using the code TAKEOFF15. (*Sale Excludes: Cabana Collection, Konmari x Paravel, Foldup Belt Bag, Bundles, and Giftcards.) Some of the brand’s most popular products will likely disappear within hours, and for good reason. As Paravel practices sustainability, they are simultaneously tapping into the luxurious travel merchandise market – and incredibly well. Just look at those details!
Check out some of Paravel’s hot picks below to read more about their price, details, and how they’re sustainably built to last.
MEET THE FAN FAVORITES:
- Aviator Carry-On ($255) – Meet the most sustainable carry-on you’ll ever own, with a durable recycled polycarbonate exterior; recycled zippers, a lining made from 15 up-cycled plastic water bottles; vegan leather details and wrapped steel handles; and an aircraft-grade recycled aluminum handle
- Aviator Grand ($315) – The sustainable, timeless, quality companion for your next extended stay. With a durable recycled polycarbonate exterior; recycled zippers; a lining made from 21 up-cycled plastic water bottles; vegan leather details; and an aircraft-grade recycled aluminum handle, this check-in size suitcase is on the cutting edge of sustainable construction.
- Packing Cubes ($65) – The Packing Cube Quad is a water-resistant, multifunctional storage system made from 16 up-cycled plastic water bottles.
- Cabana Tote ($165) – With over 2,000 people on the wait list, the Cabana Tote is the must-have bag of the summer, perfect for a beach trip or seaside adventure. The incredibly functional tote has space for all your belongings and a durable silicone coating to protect from stains.
Paravel is the leading sustainable luggage and travel accessories brand. They announced recently that they are on track to become the first 100% sustainable travel brand in 2021. Recognizing that sustainable travel is a continual work in progress, Paravel’s founders, Indre Rockefeller and Andy Krantz, are working to reframe mindful adventuring — whether it’s pitching a tent in your backyard or a remote socially-distanced getaway — Paravel offers intentionally designed luggage that is good for the planet without sacrificing design, price, or quality.
So how is Paravel poised to achieve this lofty sustainability goal? By:
Upcycling plastic bottles for materials (2M bottles to be exact)
Planting a tree for every order placed (over 20,000 trees planted since December 2020)
Going carbon neutral by offsetting emissions during every step of production & delivery (30.7M lbs of C02 offset to date)
Going beyond delivery by offsetting each customer’s first trip