Quarantine sucks. There’s no way around it. No matter how good it is that we are all doing our part to keep ourselves and our community safe, being stuck inside most of our days is harder than we imagined. Restrictions seem to be loosening but the reopening process is still touch-and-go and the recent increase in COVID cases can be frightening. While we hope things get back to normal as soon and as safely as possible, it feels like we may be in this for a while.
With no definitive end date in sight, tolerating quarantine is getting harder by the minute. Thankfully, L.A. Weekly has the goods to get you through the good times, the bad times, and all the quarantined moments in between.
From selfless frontline workers to exhausted parents and bored roommates, there’s something in our quarantine care kit for everyone. Whether you need help relaxing, staying safe, or just want to get cozy and bliss out, the L.A. Weekly care package has all the goodies to keep you happy and healthy while staying safer at home.
Curious about what is in our ideal care package for quarantine? We have you covered. Here is the list of our favorite items that make our quarantine better:
Better Skin Co.
Nestled inside the L.A. Weekly care kit is one of our favorite skincare products: the Epik C Serum from the Better Skin Co. Self-care has been a major theme these past few months, and this is one serum that we’ve found to be invaluable to our routine. A power trio complex of Vitamin C and two French plant-based actives, the serum promotes a youthful, healthy glow while working to keep your skin looking tighter and brighter. Worry lines be gone!
2020’s hottest trend that we never expected? Face masks.
No matter how many you have it never seems like you have enough. We’re grateful for the Bomme Studio face mask in the box because they are sustainably and ethically made. Bomme Studio works with local domestic material leaders to develop apparel with the lowest possible carbon footprint. Utilizing ethical labor and fair wages on every link of their supply chain, Bomme Studio apparel is made through U.S.A. craftsmanship by skilled hands.
We love CannaCraft so much, our quarantine box is filled with not one, but four products from their extensive catalogue. Community oriented, sun-grown and sustainably farmed, CannaCraft is a seed-to-shelf California cannabis producer and distributor. We’ve selected some of our favorite products to share with you to help you find relaxation and relief during quarantine:
- ABX 5mg 30ct Sleepy Time soft gels
- 18:1 Gummies for Care By Design
- Farmer and the Felon prerolls
- Satori Mints
Since its inception as a grassroots expression of creativity, Cookies has grown from a brand cultivated in the streets of San Francisco to a nationally recognized underground player within the world of fashion, cannabis, sports and music. Cookies symbolizes unity, creating a culture of inclusivity and family. We’re proud to include them in our Q-Box with a comfy tee and fresh face mask.
Sometimes, you just need a little rum. Which is why we’ve added our favorite Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Rum to our quarantine survival box. Diplomático is a rum passionately crafted by their own Maestros Roneros, using their expertise in combining modern and traditional distillation methods to produce exceptional rums for demanding palates. Every drop is infused with a rich and treasured heritage that comes from the heart and reaches out to yours.
Fresh Vine Wine
Founded as a passion project with a vision to fill a gap that exists in the current wine aisle – a low-carb, low-sugar, low calories better-for-you wine option that tastes delicious – this label is popular among everyone. It’s a wine that delivers on taste, but without the guilt. Basically, it’s the perfect quarantine drink. Inside each Q-Box we’ve wrapped up a full bottle of Fresh Vine Wine Pinot Noir for your guiltless enjoyment.
Glass House Group
The Glass House Group is a vertically-integrated supplier and branding company for cannabis products, based in California. We trust Glass House Group because every link of their supply chain, from DNA to door, is transparent and fully compliant with California’s strict regulations. One of their partners is Airgraft. Airgraft is a clean vaporization company with headquarters in Montreal, Quebec that aims to create the world’s cleanest vapor platform through thoughtful design, relentless testing and the never-ending pursuit of better. Included in our quarantine survival box are two of their fantastic products: Airgraft Sour Orangzina by F/Eld and an Airgraft Clean Vaporizer.
Heavy Hitters provides premium potent cannabis, crafted from only the very best ingredients. We love them because their products contain so much THC, that there’s no room for anything else. We’ve added their Ultra Potent Gummy to our Q-Box. These Cannabis Infused Gummies are sure to make your time indoors much better. Why? Because when you start with the most pure and potent distillate, you end up with the heaviest hitting gummy.
House of Saka
With both House of Saka White and House of Saka Pink included in our quarantine survival kit, your spirits are sure to be lifted as soon as you take your first sip. House of Saka Infused Beverages have been carefully crafted to satisfy even the most discerning of palates. Limited in production and highly allocated, House of Saka is currently available only at leading dispensaries and consumption lounges throughout the state of California.
Koi’s mission is simple: to create the standard of quality for CBD users everywhere. Koi sources hemp extract through a strict vendor validation process. All their products are infused with hemp grown and extracted in the USA, which enables them to provide the most consistent and finest CBD on the market. While there’s still a lot of confusion surrounding CBD, there’s no mystery to their approach: the belief in the ongoing pursuit of “better.” Better practices, better prices, better education, better days, and better lives. We’ve included their Broad Spectrum CBD Tincture and hand sanitizer to make your quarantine better.
Kurvana ASCND Tangie Dream and the Kurvana Ascnd Battery and Charger are included in our quarantine survival kit because they are amazing. Kurvana’s ASCND boasts the most potent oils on the market, offering experienced users heavy psychoactive effects while maintaining a smooth, true-to-strain taste.
We’ve found that Kurvana provides uncompromising cannabis products to those who need it most. Others agree, as Kurvana has gained a loyal following by sticking to their values of quality, integrity, and innovation – without compromise.
We have a motto: there’s no bad day a good beer can’t fix. Which is why we’ve added a six-pack of New Belgium’s The Purist to our L.A. Weekly Q-Box. Made with organic, traceable ingredients for a clean, refreshing taste, The Purist clean lager is a whole new idea of what beer can be. At just 95 calories and 3g carbs per serving, this is a great choice for guiltless indulging.
OC Soccer Club
If we’ve learned one thing through this ordeal, it’s the importance of supporting your neighbors and your community. The OC Soccer Club is Orange County’s Highest Level Professional Soccer Club and a Member of the United Soccer League. We’re representing one of our favorite local teams by including a OCSC scarf and OSCS towel in our Q-Box.
Royal & Pure / CBD
Royal & Pure’s core mission is to positively impact the world by providing the highest quality of products that are easily accessible to those who truly believe in its natural power and benefits. We love their Full Spectrum CBD Topical Salve, as it helps to relieve physical ailments and relax us after a tense day, so we’ve included it in the Q-Box for you to try as well! This CBD Salve is sourced from 100% organically-grown Colorado hemp. When applied to the targeted area, it allows the natural benefits to take effect for faster and focused results.
We’ve added a Select Elite Live Cartridge in our quarantine survival kit because well, it helps us to survive the day! Select Elite Live is a quality oil infused with freshly harvested live resin terpenes. The combination results in a high potency oil with a wide variety of strain-specific flavor and effects – so sativas feel more stimulating and indicas more sleepy.
We love CBD gummies, especially the mixed berry hemp gummies from Wana Wellness. We’ve included them in our quarantine survival kit because the brand is committed to supporting healthy lifestyles – something we’ve been trying to establish and maintain while in quarantine. Through every stage of their operations, they keep wellness in mind to create trusted, beneficial and delicious hemp supplements to help you live your life to the fullest.
Weedmaps is an essential business. Throughout this pandemic and nation-wide shutdown, they have been hard at work keeping customers connected to the medicinal and recreational herb that has helped so many. Weedmaps has worked tirelessly, not only to be the most comprehensive platform for consumers, but to build the software solutions that power businesses compliantly in the space, to advocate for legalization, social equity, and licensing in many jurisdictions, and to facilitate further learning through partnering with dozens of subject matter experts on providing detailed, accurate information about the plant. If you need cannabis, Weedmaps can help. And we love their branded merch too: socks, hats, face masks, and grinders to keep you comfortable, safe, and stocked.