Q&A with Jose Solis on the Carlisle Collection Spring 2021 Line

Q&A with Jose Solis on the Carlisle Collection Spring 2021 Line

It’s finally Spring and as the temperature slowly heats up (and more people get vaccinated), we find ourselves more than ready to venture out again. Of course, that means putting away our “home wear” and getting back to our fashionable side. From what we’re seeing, many of you are ready to bring fashion back into your lives. This season, we’re loving all the fashion offerings from the Carlisle Collection Spring 2021 line. We had the opportunity to sit down with Carlisle’s Creative Director, Jose Solis, on the very chic women’s fashion collection.

Fashion: Q&A with Jose Solis on the Carlisle Collection Spring 2021 Line

What was the inspiration/theme for the Carlisle Collection 2021 line?

My inspiration was the photography of Slim Aarons, and the amazing socialites and celebrities he photographed. Strong and beautiful women such as CZ Guest, Joan Collins, Dee Hartford, Slim Keith, Babe Paley, etc.. I loved the colors and patterns in his photography and the amazing style those women had.

Fashion: Q&A with Jose Solis on the Carlisle Collection Spring 2021 Line

What are your stand-out/favorite pieces from this collection?

It’s hard to choose because I feel each piece is a piece of the pie to complete the collection. If I were to choose, I love the embroidered organza Giselle blouse because it mixes the luxury of the embroidery on silk organza with a sporty style. I also love the printed Priscilla blouse and maxi skirt. Sometimes multi-color prints can turn out a little too over the top, but the colors in this print effortlessly blend from one color to the next.
I also love the wide-legged Deck and Chiller pants. Slim legs are still happening, but I loved the exaggerated wider legs to give a fresh proportion to jackets and tops.

Fashion: Q&A with Jose Solis on the Carlisle Collection Spring 2021 Line

How do you want women to feel when wearing the clothes from this collection?

I want women to feel confident and beautiful in ANY clothes they wear. Of course, I prefer they wear Carlisle! 🙂
However, I also want them to feel comfortable. That’s why we pay so much attention to how our clothes fit. We make sure comfort is not sacrificed for style.

Per Se by Carlisle Nina Blouse and Pants

What trends are highlighted in the Carlisle Collection Spring 2021 line?

One of the trends I already mentioned is the wider leg pants. They look great when worn with cropped jackets or slimmer tops. It’s best to stay more fitted on top when wearing a wider leg pant. I also love the dramatic sleeves of the Scenario blouse, the Tea Rose Cardigan, the Giselle blouse, and the Flash blouse. Those types of sleeves are better worn with slim bottoms so the focal point is the sleeve. Lastly, I’m loving mixing prints. When done right, it can look very modern and confident as well as a way of self-expression.

Carlisle Collection Scenario Printed Blouse

How important or is it important to go with the trends?

I try not to follow trends as much as I try to create what looks fresh to the eye. I try to design clothes that have longevity and that you can pull it out of your closet years from now and it still looks relevant. When something is too trendy, it will only last a season or two before it doesn’t feel fresh anymore. Overall, I hope a woman has a sense of her own style and dresses based on her own personal style and lifestyle needs. That to me is more modern than a trend.

Spring 21: Per Se by Carlisle Curator Blouse and Brindle Skirt

What do you want women/customers to know about this collection?

Considering the year we all went through with everybody being home, we tried to address how customers would dress during these difficult times. However, we also wanted to provide a collection that looked beyond that. A collection that looked toward the future when we hopefully would start getting back to some sense of what our lives were before the past year. Fortunately, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

We couldn’t agree more with that last statement. We’re ready for that light at the end of the pandemic tunnel; we’re ready to say goodbye to our yoga pants and hello to some chic wide-leg stunners like the ones in the Carlisle Collection Spring 2021. Are you ready to bring fashion back into your life and closet? Leave a comment with what fashion trend you’re most looking forward to wearing.

To shop the Carlisle Collection Spring 2021 line, head over to www.carlislecollection.com to be connected to one of their Stylists.

Easter Foodie Gifts and Gift Baskets from Gourmet Gift Baskets

Easter Foodie Gifts and Gift Baskets from Gourmet Gift Baskets

It’s officially the Spring season and that means Easter is around the corner. Just like we did for Valentine’s Day, today we’re sharing several absolutely delicious Easter foodie gifts and gift baskets from Gourmet Gift Baskets. We’re highlighting six of our favorite Easter food gifts but Gourmet Gift Baskets offers much more great Easter gift options.

Easter Foodie Gifts and Gift Baskets from Gourmet Gift Baskets

Whether your family and friends prefer to indulge in chocolate bunnies, peeps, popcorn, candy, or beer and wine for Easter, Gourmet Gift Baskets has the perfect foodie gift basket to gift or get for yourself. Let’s get to know these delicious Easter treats.

Double Bunny Easter Baskets, $99.99

Easter Foodie Gifts and Gift Baskets from Gourmet Gift Baskets

Don’t blink, you are actually seeing double with these Double Bunny Easter Baskets! Avoid Easter morning tantrums when both children and adults receive exactly the same gift! Both bunny homes include a plush bunny with adorable carrot sweaters hiding under the removable roofs. Also included in each gift is a solid milk chocolate bunny, a crispy rice treat, marshmallow PEEPS, Smarties, M&M’s, and jelly beans. Make gift giving easy, and double the fun, for your favorite people this Easter!

Bunny Munch Popcorn Tin, $39.99 to $59.99

Bunny Munch Popcorn Tin

If you’re not sure what to gift, nothing beats Easter-themed popcorn like this Bunny Munch Popcorn Tin. Everyone loves popcorn, especially when it’s a mix of sweet and salty. This festive tin is filled with freshly popped kettle corn, coated with creamy white chocolate, and tossed with salty pretzels, and yummy pastel M&M’S. Available in a one-gallon size tin with a Happy Easter message and decorative Easter eggs or a two-gallon size tin with decorative Easter eggs, adorable flying chicks, and twice the popcorn!

Look What The Easter Bunny Brought Me, $149.99

Look What The Easter Bunny Brought Me

Could this be the perfect Easter gift? This beautiful, jaw-dropping basket is filled with an impressive collection of the most beloved classic candies, two stuffed animals, decadent chocolate treats, and entertaining toys and games that are guaranteed to make this Easter morning one they’ll never forget.

Easter Bakery Basket, $69.99

Easter Bakery Basket

For those looking for more savory goodness, Gourmet Gift Baskets has great options like this yummy basket. Bring the family together with an Easter Bakery Basket full of fresh baked goods. The nostalgia of a warm family gathering is truly what Easter’s all about and these delicious comfort foods like apple-filled croissants, raspberry danish, tea bread, or a muffin will start your family members’ day off right with a holiday breakfast second to none.

Classic Gourmet Easter Basket, $59.99

Easter Foodie Gifts and Gift Baskets from Gourmet Gift Baskets

Give them an Easter Basket to remember! The Classic Gourmet Easter Basket is overflowing with Gourmet Gift Baskets’ own, small-batch Easter-themed popcorn and deliciously sweet candies. Your family and friends won’t have to look hard to find their favorite treats hidden in this adorable basket! This classic Easter gift also includes Gourmet Gift Baskets’ new stuffed bunny that will surely become a new favorite toy!

Hippity Hoppity Easter’s On Its Way, $49.99

Easter Foodie Gifts and Gift Baskets from Gourmet Gift Baskets

What an adorable and decorative way to celebrate Easter. Hiding inside this house-themed gift is a plush Easter Bunny dressed in a cozy carrot-themed sweater, and a nest of deliciously sweet candy. Imagine your kids’ surprise when they remove the roof and discover the treasures nestled inside! This treasure is a delightfully adorable keepsake gift your little bunnies will cherish for years to come.

As we previously stated, there’s much more gourmet Easter to love and choose from. To see all of Gourmet Gift Baskets’ full Easter selection, hop over here.

9 Tips to Dress Up Your Casual Outfits this Season

9 Tips to Dress Up Your Casual Outfits this Season

Casual outfits don’t have to be boring. If you’re thinking about your usual jeans and t-shirt combo in dissatisfaction, think again. There are many affordable and creative ways to dress up every casual outfit out there. Here, we’ll break down nine of the best tips to elevate your closet. 

9 Tips to Dress Up Your Casual Outfits this Season

  1. A Pair of Cool Earrings

Rock any outfit with statement earrings. Pick out some hoops, dangles, or even studs, and you’ll be dressed to impress. If you’re feeling brave, check out your local thrift shop or antique store to see if you can find unique vintage earrings. We recommend triangle dangle earrings from the 70s to rock out in style. 

  1. Add a Little Pizzazz With Your Flats

Flats are one of the most comfortable shoes. Women’s flats, such as loafer flats or ballerina flats, are must-haves for your closet. Flats add the flavor you need to spice up any casual outfit. Whether you’re wearing a pair of skinny jeans and a white t-shirt or a fun and flirty summer dress, flats are the perfect shoe to pair with these casual outfits.

  1. A Leather Jacket

Leather jackets are the epitome of cool. Add one of these to any outfit to look ten times better than you did before. If you only wear cruelty-free clothing, check out vegan leather jackets that’ll look just as awesome as a 100% leather jacket. 

  1. A Set of Arm-length Bangles

A collection of sparkly and shiny bangle bracelets will add some edge to any casual outfit. However, we recommend that you don’t go overboard with this. It’s not a good look to cover your arms with so many bracelets. Use the jewelry you wear to complement your outfit and showcase your personality. Go for brass or copper tones to remain trendy and stylish. 

  1. A Chunky Belt

If your simple outfit needs a little sprucing up, consider adding a decorative belt. Find a chunky gladiator-style belt to stand out, and consider adding neon colors to make your outfit pop. You can also wear a modern black belt with a pair of boyfriend jeans for a fashionable look. 

  1. A Modest Paisley Scarf

Jazz up any outfit with a lightweight paisley scarf. Ensure you purchase a scarf made with quality fabric, so it lasts a lifetime. Scarves can be significant statement pieces. It’s best to go for materials, patterns, and color schemes that speak to you the most. Your scarf might even be a conversation starter if you stick to what feels genuine. 

  1. A Statement Watch

Any outfit looks ten times cooler with the right watch. For girls, we recommend anything with gold and silver accents for a luxurious feel. For guys, go for stylish watches and rock that minimalist look. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, try finding a second-hand watch online.

9 Tips to Dress Up Your Casual Outfits this Season

  1. A Suede Satchel

The 90s are back too, and everyone looks cool with a satchel. Channel that studious look and walk around town with an aura of sophistication. We recommend these gender-neutral companions that go with pretty much everything.

  1. A Catch-Their-Eye Tie 

If you have to wear a business suit most days, consider adding a bit of your personality into the memo with a colorful tie. Catch their attention while still blending in at work. 

Adding excitement to your casual outfits is all about statement pieces. It doesn’t take very much to turn a boring outfit into a fashion-forward one. Remember, when you need to elevate an outfit, consider your personal style and the tips above. 

American Collections Calendar: Negris LeBrum Fall/Winter 2021 Collection

American Collections Calendar: Negris LeBrum Fall/Winter 2021 Collection

The newly monikered American Collections Calendar Fall/Winter 2021 collections have begun. We begin our fashion week journey with an old favorite, the Negris LeBrum Fall/Winter 2021 Collection; you may remember we covered their “Black is” Tees and their Spring/Summer 2021 Collection. Today, we highlight “The Homecoming Collection”, inspired by design director Travis Hamilton’s trip home to the Louisiana Bayou.

American Collections Calendar: Negris LeBrum Fall/Winter 2021 Collection American Collections Calendar: Negris LeBrum Fall/Winter 2021 Collection

For Fall Winter 2021, the Negris LeBrum Fall/Winter 2021 collection show was orchestrated in Hamilton’s current hometown of Houston, Texas. The seamless show’s location, a public park, gave it an impromptu feel. It highlighted the foundation of the collection, the days before Covid-19 when we were free to roam and safely find our way back home.

American Collections Calendar: Negris LeBrum Fall/Winter 2021 Collection

The collection was inspired by the story Travis and the Negris LeBrum collection has been telling for the last two decades. He saw this occasion as a wonderful opportunity to present his collection in his own backyard of Houston, Texas.  Staged in the ‘Gus S. & Lindall F. Wortham Park’, just off the grounds of the Houston Medical Center, the impromptu runway show took less than 90 minutes. It was a welcomed surprise to several bystanders, who like the rest of us are probably quite Covid-weary, and who marveled at the inadvertent score of “front row” seats to a NYFW runway show in the streets of Houston.

American Collections Calendar: Negris LeBrum Fall/Winter 2021 Collection

“I wanted to bring a piece of NY Fashion Week to the South this season, as I may not get the opportunity to show outside of NYC again for some time. I really feel these times are right for my brand in so many ways. I have always worked in what I refer to as a ‘conservative sexy’ aesthetic, allowing the woman who wears my collection to define the final feeling of the ensemble,” says Travis Hamilton, Creative Director Negris LeBrum.  “The heart & soul of the Negris LeBrum brand is & will always be Louisiana, but my studio & current home are in Houston, so bringing the two together for Fall Winter 2021 is like a fashionable homecoming for me.”

American Collections Calendar: Negris LeBrum Fall/Winter 2021 Collection

Grounded in Black and White for the last several seasons, the color palette for Fall/Winter 2021 continues to build upon this foundation with other colors like Deep Maroon, Old Gold, and Burnished Silver being seen in the tweeds and supporting separates. Surface details on the textiles can be seen in the knits where several cutting-edge treatments lend dimensional details to the pieces that may not be immediately visible; when these details are discovered and experienced, it gives the Negris LeBrum Fall/Winter 2021 collection a sense of story and depth.

The one thing that stood out to us about this collection was its wearability. The pandemic has been especially hard on the workforce over many industries. As each model graced the park’s concrete runway, we couldn’t help envision the women we pass en route to work. The women we all barely take notice of as we commute to our jobs in crowded cities. We may notice them wearing a blouse, jacket, or shoes that we loved and glazed over the person. With this collection, Travis Hamilton has made us realize how much we miss seeing, and being a part of the crowd of smartly and fashionably dressed women going to and from work. With these wardrobe complementing pieces, we can all effortlessly move right back into work mode with stylish ease.

 

 

 

All Photos courtesy of Bob Levey/Getty Images for Negris LeBrum
iOttie: Best Galentine's and Valentine’s Day Gifts for Family & Friends

iOttie: Best Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day Tech Gifts for Family & Friends

As we stated in our gourmet foodie Valentine’s Day gift feature, one cannot live for chocolates alone. So today, we present some non-chocolate, non-flowers, and non-perfume gifts. Everyone loves the gifts of tech devices, and with these offerings from iOttie, you can’t go wrong. These gifts prove that necessities can also be gifts of love, whether they’re for a Galentine or Valentine.

iOttie: Best Galentine's and Valentine’s Day Gifts for Family & Friends

What better way to say I love you than to keep your loved ones safe and connected; whether they’re on the road or at home. With the above iOttie car mounts and wireless chargers for auto and home, you’ll feel secure knowing they’re in great hands. Please at their wonderfully affordable prices, you won’t have to worry about your budget. Let’s get to know more about iOttie’s newest Aivo Connect with Alexa Built-In and iON Wireless Duo Charging Stand + Pad and their other amazing giftable tech products.

Aivo Connect with Alexa Built-In

iOttie: Best Galentine's and Valentine’s Day Tech Gifts for Family & Friends

The iOttie Aivo Connect is the first multi-solution mounting system to include Alexa built-in, 10W wireless fast-charging, and Auto Sense Mounting technology. It’s hands-free Alexa in Your Car. It provides ease, convenience, and ultimately a safer driving experience. Access thousands of Alexa skills from the comfort and convenience of your car. Its voice-activated commands allow you to safely check the weather, find directions, make a call, etc., all from the road.

iON Wireless Duo Charging Stand + Pad

iOttie: Best Galentine's and Valentine’s Day Tech Gifts for Family & Friends

The iOttie iON Wireless Duo-Fast Charging Stand + Pad Qi-Certified Charger features a modern, unobtrusive design that complements any living space. It smartly integrates two charging stations with a stand + pad combo. Thia allows wirelessly fast charging for Qi-enabled smartphones and accessories like smartwatches and headphones. The fabric-wrapped, upright charging stand adds a touch of luxury and a rubberized charging pad ensures your Qi-enabled accessories don’t slip while charging.

Easy One Touch Wireless 2 Lifestyle iOttie: Best Galentine's and Valentine’s Day Tech Gifts for Family & Friends Easy One Touch Connect

In addition to offering these must-have tech devices, iOttie is offering some amazing deals on Amazon. It’s the perfect time to save on Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day gifts for your loved ones. Enjoy 20% off iOttie’s signature products including the Auto SenseEasy One Touch 5Easy One Touch Wireless 2Easy One Touch Connect Pro.

Fragrance of Love: Give Elle L'edition Eau de Parfum This Valentine's Day

Fragrance of Love: Give Elle L’edition Eau de Parfum This Valentine’s Day

The day of celebrating love is almost upon us. Some of you may still be looking for the perfect gift. If you’re one of these last-minute gift shoppers looking for the perfect gift for her, consider the bright, fresh, and fruity-floral Elle L’edition Eau de Parfum. The wonderful thing about this fragrance, aside from its enchanting scent, is its affordability. She’ll love its lovely scent and it won’t break your bank account. This captivating Eau de parfum is pleasing enough to wear all day and elegant enough to wear all night. It’s wonderful enough to get attention but not at all brash to where it’s overpowering.

Fragrance of Love: Give Elle L'edition Eau de Parfum This Valentine's Day

This luxurious scent is fresh and delicately fruity. It boasts floral notes blooming gently in the background, perfect for an effortlessly chic loved one. The fragrance is a blend of fresh notes of lemon, mandarin orange, freesia, and a touch of sweet autumn pear. The floral heart of the fragrance is a beautiful balance of jasmine, peony, lily, and rose, with a creamy hint of a summer peach. Underneath is a strong base comprised of sandalwood, cedarwood, and musk. This combination of fragrance notes creates a perfectly balanced and harmonious scent, bottled in a glass vessel as elegant as your Valentine.

Fragrance of Love: Give Elle L'edition Eau de Parfum This Valentine's Day

The Elle L’edition bottle encapsulates the stylishly free-spirited attitude of the contemporary woman. With its daring modern silhouette, simple but feminine design, and color palette, it perfectly captures the Elle brand attitude.

The Elle L’edition Eau de Parfum has already commanded widespread loyalty in Austria, Australia, Canada, Germany, UK, Ireland, and Spain. Sure to turn heads, Elle L’edition electrifies emotions and leaves a lasting impression — just like the woman who wears it. She’s fearlessly feminine, full of life, and lives in the moment.

At only $29.00 for a 30ml/1.7 oz bottle, Elle’s L’edition Eau de Parfum is an affordable, accessible luxury available exclusively at Walgreens.

Gourmet Gift Baskets: Give Gourmet Foodie Gifts This Valentine’s Day

Gourmet Gift Baskets: Give Gourmet Foodie Gifts This Valentine’s Day

Giving chocolates is all fine for Valentine’s Day but sometimes we need a bit more. One can’t live by chocolate alone. We want cookies, brownies, popcorn, and other delicious treats. This is why we’re here to sing the praises of giving the gift of gourmet food gifts like these ones from Gourmet Gift Baskets. Everyone loves food, especially if it comes wrapped up in a lovely gift basket. Valentine’s Day is just over a week away and Gourmet Gift Baskets’ Valentine’s Day collection is a great way to show loved ones how much you care. They have some great 2021 gift options that your Valentine or Galentine will devour.

Gourmet Gift Baskets: Give Gourmet Foodie Gifts This Valentine’s Day

Gourmet Gift Baskets has gourmet Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day gifts for everyone, whether they love sweet or salty snacks. There are options to entice any foodie with particular favorites or a snack lover who loves it all. Why not give the gifts of cookies, chocolate, and popcorn? Or chocolate-covered strawberries? Gourmet Gift Baskets even offers gifts for the beer, wine, and champagne lover. Keep reading to get to know these delicious 2021 gourmet foodie gifts below:

From the Heart Gift Tower, $49.99

From the Heart Gift Tower

These heart-themed gift tower boxes overflow with caramel popcorn, chocolate covered Oreos, toffee and chocolate cracker cookies, and more! This sweet gift is perfect for your sweetheart and is a great way to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day. The tower contains the following:

  • Valentine’s Select Mix by Marich
  • Foiled Chocolate Covered Oreos by Williams & Bennett
  • Milk Chocolate Truffles by Lindt – 0.8 oz.
  • The O.G. Toffee, Chocolate, Cookie Combo by Legally Addictive
  • Caramel Popcorn

Sweet Chocolate Surprises Gift Tower, $59.99

Gourmet Gift Baskets: Give Gourmet Foodie Gifts This Valentine’s Day

Want a sleek, sweet, and SALTY gift for someone you love? Then check out this elegant gift tower. Your recipient’s snack cravings will be satisfied when they discover chocolate sea salt caramels, chocolate-covered nuts and cherries, cookie bites, Belgian chocolates, and more in each of the three-box layers. This gift tower contains:

  • Caramel filled Milk Chocolate Squares by Ghirardelli
  • Dark Chocolate Almonds
  • Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Cashews by Marich
  • Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels by Morley Sanders
  • Belgian Chocolates by Annalie’s Chocolates
  • Chocolate Covered Cherries by Sconza
  • Chocolate Mint Cookie Bites by Sconza

Teddy Bear & Chocolates Gift Basket, $59.99

Gourmet Gift Baskets: Give Gourmet Foodie Gifts This Valentine’s Day

What’s the best way to let someone know you care? With red velvet and chocolate, of course! This sweet gift basket is packed with red velvet cookies that taste just like a red velvet cake, decadent chocolate, and chocolate wafer rolls. Top it off with cube cookies and a soft and cuddly teddy bear and you’re sure to make the object of your affection feel great. Giving this gift means they’ll enjoy:

  • A Plush Bear
  • Red Velvet Cookies by Mississippi Cheese Straw Factory
  • Valentine’s Chocolate Presents by Madelaine Chocolates
  • Strawberry Wafer Rolls by Fusion Gourmet
  • Heart Crispy Treat by Selma’s Cookie Company
  • Chocolate Cubetti by Fusion Gourmet

Valentine’s Day Baked Goods Gift Box, $29.99

Valentine's Day Baked Goods Gift Box

Gourmet Gift Baskets has taken the tastiest, freshest cookies they could find, fudge brownie and chocolate chip, and packed them in a very attractive red, pink, and white XO-themed gift box. Then they added a heart-shaped, drizzled chocolate crispy treat. This is the perfect gift for your sweetheart or anyone else who could use a little added sweetness for Valentine’s Day. Your love or bestie will enjoy the following:

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies – (2) 2 pack
  • Fudge Brownie Cookies – (3) 2 pack
  • Heart-Shaped Drizzled Crispy Treat

All baked goods in this gift box are Kosher OU-D certified except for the crispy treat.

For My Valentine Popcorn Tin, $39.99 – $59.99

For My Valentine Popcorn Tin

Love is in the air and what’s better for celebrating than gourmet popcorn?! Our Valentine’s Day 2-gallon popcorn tin has three of our best and most beloved flavors including Cookies & Cream, Mint Cookie Mayhem, and Peanut Butter Cup, while our one-gallon tin includes white chocolate drizzled popcorn mixed with M&M’s® & waffle shaped pretzels. All packaged in a heart patterned Valentine’s Day themed tin. This popcorn gift is just the thing for a sweetheart that loves to snack! One tin design contains two different sizes and flavor combinations and is as follows:

  • Gallon – Tin w/handle & cover – Cupid’s Crunch: Luxurious white chocolate drizzled popcorn mixed with M&M’s and waffle shaped pretzels.
  • Gallon – Tin w/cover – Chocolate Dreams Trio: Includes Cookies & Cream, Mint Cookie Mayhem, and Peanut Butter Cup popcorn flavors.

Valentine’s Day Wine Duo, $99.99

Valentine's Day Wine Duo

When one bottle of wine just won’t do, your sweetheart will fall head over heels for our Valentine’s Day Wine Duo! Nestled side by side in our new water hyacinth basket is a bottle each of Pinot Noir and Rosé wines*. Accompanying these incredible wine selections is our house-made cinnamon & brown sugar kettle corn and a selection of Valentine’s day candies. This perfect for two gift basket contains:

  • Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Kettlecorn
  • Valentine’s Select Mix by Marich
  • Pinot Noir by I Am Wines
  • Rosé All Day

*Wine glasses not included.

We’d be happy to any of these Valentine’s Day gift baskets (okay, all of them) and we know you would too. We’d love to know which of these Gourmet Gift Baskets would you like to receive for Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day?

Celebrate Black-Owned Cannabis Businesses With Cure Crate

Celebrate Black-Owned Cannabis Businesses With Cure Crate

There are many ways you can celebrate Black History Month. You can educate yourself and others about black trailblazers, read literature by black authors, or even participate in an initiative to help black communities in your city. One of the best ways to celebrate, however, is to support black-owned businesses. By doing this, you’ll be helping black people achieve their financial and professional dreams while getting to enjoy the products or services they’ve created.

If you’ve enjoyed the recent boom in cannabis-related businesses, be sure to get BC Kush from Canna Express, visit your local dispensaries, and look for small online sellers that would appreciate your support. Cannabis is a quickly growing industry so there are so many different ways you can show your custom. Plus, if you want to support black people in the industry, Cure Crate may be perfect for you. As one of the newer 30.2 million small businesses in the country, this CBD subscription box service launched in early 2020. The mission of Cure Crate is to give an individual a personalized CBD wellness experience based on their unique quiz results while also creating a trusted brand that is committed to social justice within the cannabis industry.

Celebrate Black-Owned Cannabis Businesses With Cure Crate

Alexandra Mulconnery and Sean Wynn are the co-founders of Cure Crate and hope that their dynamic partnership and perspectives as a black woman and black man can help them accomplish this mission. The first step they’re taking is to market Cure Crate as an accessible introduction to CBD. When many people hear about CBD, all they know is that it is derived from cannabis. In truth, CBD isolate is cannabidiol in its purest form and is refined to remove all other cannabinoids, terpenes, and hemp plant components. This makes the final product about 99% CBD and practically free of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.

From face creams to gummies, CBD can come in a wide variety of applications. Cure Crate aims to show consumers how CBD can be an asset to their wellness and lifestyle by offering a range of different CBD products. Whether you want to avoid getting one of the one billion colds Americans get every year or you need help destressing during the workday, Cure Crate has something for you. Cure Crate emphasizes excellent product quality and safety through thorough third-party testing and also offers in-depth consumer education.

Celebrate Black-Owned Cannabis Businesses With Cure Crate

In addition to CBD education, Mulconnery and Wynn aim to help black communities by giving back financially. When customers visit the Cure Crate website, they can make a direct donation to the Last Prisoner Project. This non-profit organization is working towards clemency and the establishment of comprehensive reentry programs for cannabis offenders. Many of the people in jail for cannabis offenses are black while the recent legalization of cannabis in states across the country is allowing white people to profit from the booming industry. The Last Prisoner Project, and others like it, aim to fix this disparity.

Throughout the month of February, Cure Crate will also be highlighting other black-owned CBD brands. These highlights will include product features, founders’ stories, and Instagram takeovers. Visit Cure Crate’s site today to learn about these brands, support the Last Prisoner Project, and get your very own personalized CBD box.