High Tea Experience
Stay in Sonoma, and the CBD tea tour comes to you.
Whether you’re having a ladies’ getaway or a romantic weekend in Sonoma County, upgrade your experience with the new High Tea Experience from Happy Travelers Tours. The $125 package is for guests age 21 and up, and includes three CBD-infused looseleaf teas brewed tableside and paired with a tower of CBD sweets and savory delights. Expect British-style finger sandwiches, infused scones and chocolate cups, and a few non-infused treats to keep things balanced.
Stay in Sonoma County and the whole experience is delivered to your accommodations for (safely) enjoying with your quarantine crew. If you’re feeling adventurous, add an educational Trimming and Rolling Package for $15 per person. Learn how to trim CBD flowers and assemble a CBD flower smoking device; you’ll receive a commemorative “Trimming Certificate” upon course completion.
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Learn to make hemp-based goodies in a healthy new cookbook.
Designed as a 100 percent carbon neutral project, chef and hemp farmer Shadi Ramey’s new book, Hemp Can Change the World, is the world’s first cookbook printed on hemp paper—and one of the first printed on hemp in over 100 years.
This self-published guide is packed with vegan recipes incorporating hemp, including hemp-based drinks, hemp tabbouleh, and a strawberry rhubarb crumble.
The recipes combine Ramey’s love of Ayurveda, herbalism, and ethnobotany to create healthy, healing consumables even paleo and keto dieters will love. Plus, one dollar per book sold goes to the Last Prisoner Project, an organization seeking to rectify damage done by cannabis incarceration and prohibition. One percent of sales goes to 1% for the Planet.
Hemp Can Change the World / hempcanchangetheworld.com
Sprinkle this edible cannabis dust for fast-acting anxiety relief.
Elevate your mood and reduce your anxiety with Mondo, an all-natural, California-made cannabis powder available in THC and CBD varieties. This fast-acting edible is made by simmering cannabis compounds in coconut oil and blending them with cacao butter. You can feel the effects in five minutes.
Get a functional high from the THC variety or euphoric vibes from Mondo CBD. With no THC and zero psychoactive e ects, Mondo CBD powder is a workday-friendly antianxi-ety supplement. Sprinkle it on yogurt or ice cream, blend it in a smoothie, or eat it on its own for a simple treat.
PHOTOS FROM LEFT: COURTESY OF HEMP CAN CHANGE THE WORLD / MYMILLIGRAM BY CHINGIMAGES.COM; STYLING BY SURFACEHAUS
“The bad news is time fl ies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”
Wild-harvested body-care products highlight California plants.
Say no to chemical-laden soaps and perfumes, and make the switch to Juniper Ridge, an Oakland-based company using sustainably harvested plants to craft all-natural body products. Its techniques for creating natural colognes and body sprays date back a century and feature in-house steam distillation, tincturing, and infusion.
Focusing on plants native to the West Coast, Juniper Ridge brings the smells of Northern California home in its newest collection: Sierra Forest. Encapsulating the unique scents of Yosemite Valley, Lake Tahoe Basin, and Sequoia National Parks, this blend channels warm, woodsy flavors inspired by the region’s cedar, pine, and fir trees.
When you’re stuck sheltering in place, bring the outdoors in with this Sierra-scented body spray, body wash, and essential oil. If incense is more your vibe, try the Douglas Fir varietal to bring home the campfire smell—without burning down the forest. Products are packaged in renewable sugarcane bioplastic bottles, so you can feel good knowing your purchase won’t contribute to plastic pollution.
Juniper Ridge / juniperridge.com
Replace tired mattresses and sheets with chemical-free and vegan bedding.
We spend almost a third of our lives in our beds (maybe even more in COVID-19 times), but few of us think about the chemicals beneath us while we sleep. Start the year fresh with an Avocado natural sleep system handmade in Los Angeles, California. The brand uses organic materials and rubber from its own farms to craft its nontoxic mattresses, bringing clean transparency to a long dirty industry. It is also one of only three mattresses to be certied as chemical and retardant free. The best part? There’s a one-year trial period to see if the mat-tresses live up to the hype.
If a whole new bed’s not in the budget this year, upgrade your current mattress with an Avocado topper in latex or vegan varieties. Support your head with Avocado’s natural latex pillows, then top o your bed transformation with the company’s 1,000-thread-count cotton sheets.
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1 NEW YEAR, SAME YOU, FRESH PURPOSE: The arrival of 2021 is a chance to make a change. The year in our rearview tor-pedoed everything we thought of as “normal,” and there’s no going back. Not that we want to—the old normal and even the new normal isn’t good enough. We all were grinding away, but we weren’t making progress. And we’re all about progression.
2 MOVING ONWARD: It’s the only direction into the auspicious year of 2021, known as the Year 5 in numerology. According to Astrofame’s summary of Year 5, “We often feel freer and more able to make changes that we have been thinking about for a long time. We will pursue new initiatives and could even feel like we are growing wings. Curiosity and desire for freedom will be present, as will the desire to go beyond our limits.”
3 BORN AGAIN: According to Pinterest Predicts, an annual not-yet-trending report, in 2021, we can expect “routines to be remixed. Expect regular to be reinvented.” Pinterest says 2021 will be a rebirth, not a reset. “After the plague came the Renaissance.”
4 PLANT POWER TO THE PEOPLE: We’re at the beginning of a new Renaissance—a modern period of cultural, artistic, political, and scientic rebirth. At Sensi, we spent the past year undergoing a trans-formation to better serve our founding purpose: to break cannabis out of the chains of stigma, to be the bridge that connects cannabis with the mainstream, to tell the stories of the plant and of the people impacted by the plant, to stir people’s curiosity and their desire for freedom to use the plant—and inspire demands for the freedom of people su ering in prison because of cannabis prohibition.
5 MUSIC MAKERS: This modern Renaissance will provide relief … releaf … ReLeaf. As in, Sensi Presents ReLeaf, the Compilation Album Vol-ume 1, a Bene t for Last Prisoner Project is the next bold step in Sensi’s journey, part of our rebirth. It’s the rst release from Sensi’s new record label, and we are so excited and honored to introduce it to you. In the coming months, we’ll have ongoing coverage of the album and the artists who lent their talents to the project, and we’ll also shine a light on the important accomplishments of the Last Prisoner Project—both in the magazine and on the newly rebirthed sensimag.com.