How to Use CBD – Olivia’s NYFW Travel Diary

CBD is inarguably all the rage as you can access products nearly anywhere in person or online. Yet so many people don’t know or understand how to use CBD or why they should use Kush Queen products daily. My philosophy in regards to cannabinoids is preventative and consistent use. As an every day, multiple times a day user, I believe in keeping my endocannabinoid system nourished. Today’ I’m sharing a recap of my recent trip to New York for Fashion Week. 

Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine the places and spaces Kush Queen would take me. One of those places is New York Fashion Week to celebrate the launch of our collaboration with alice+olivia. Fashion Week. New York. Kush Queen. I am still shook.  

NYFW CBD Travel Diary

I use cannabis to live my life free from mood stabilizing pharmaceuticals which requires me to think through my life and plan ahead. Upcoming travel always means I up my daily dose and stay mindful of my sleep patterns. So much about any type of cannabis use is about finding what works for you by learning from others. Here are the notes from my NYFW travel diary.

The Pre-Game – Planning and Adjusting My CBD Dosing

Traveling and changing time zones can be one of the biggest triggers for me. Pre-flight and airport anxiety always creeps in 72-36 hours before take-off. A few years ago, I built out a CBD routine to ease into traveling. Trust me, you want to give this a shot if you share the same type of pre-travel feelings. 

My pre-traveling CBD ritual includes: 

  • Gummies RX, in the morning and at night the day before my flight. I also keep these with me at all times just in case I need to take the edge off mid travels. 
  • A pre-flight CBD bath. I swell up on airplanes, so I use our new 200mg alice+olivia Bath Bomb to prep my body for the long flight and help ease my pre-flight stress. 

I love the higher dose CBD bath bomb because it’s stronger than our regular doses. It’s like carb-loading before a long workout; I was about to be exposed to germs, plane air, and a time zone change. Plus, floating in the bath is always a time I take for myself to clear my mind and bring myself into the present before traveling.

Sunday, September 8, 2019 – The Day Before the alice + olivia Presentation

Late Afternoon

I arrived at our amazing brownstone in Brooklyn and notice my post-flight swelling wasn’t as bad as usual, must have been my pre-flight CBD bath bomb. I take a full dropper of Bäre before heading to dinner, which is about a 33.3mg dose of CBD. Ahhh – comfy shoes (check), cute outfit (check), mind at ease (check)! 

(Late) Night Time

My fashion week looks arrived straight from the alice+olivia showroom. I popped a Gummies RX CBD gummy before getting fitted to keep my pre-show jitters from creeping in. After my fitting, I showered with our Soaked CBD shower gel and then lathered up in our alice+olivia CBD body lotion before heading to bed. No chance for bad sleep, aching feet or a restless mind to steal my slumber. 

Monday, September 9, 2019 – alice + olivia presentation

Mid Morning

A pre hair and makeup dose of CBD is always what I need. Anytime I am putting a full face of makeup on I wear our Defynt CBD Skin Serum and Kingdm CBD Primer under my make up. Many people ask why they should use CBD in their makeup routine? 

The 3 main reasons to use CBD with your makeup routine:

  1. CBD is a known anti-inflammatory
  2. CBD is anti-bacterial
  3. CBD helps reduce redness. 

Mid Day

Arriving at the alice +olivia presentation is like a scene in a movie. Sophia Ritchie was posing on the carpet before me. Luckily, I had 4 CBD Gummies RX gummies in the car, which is a solid 50mg oral dose. The show is filled with incredible clothes and people; all of my senses were stimulated. What an incredible experience I will never forget. 

Also seems like NYFW needs to pour some CBD on it more than anyone!

Kush Queen CEO, Olivia Alexander at 2019 NYFW
Stacey Bendet and Olivia Alexander
Kush Queen's Olivia Alexander at alice+olivia presentation during NYFW

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Mid Day

It’s our day off exploring in Brooklyn. I have never seen Dumbo, but love the history and charm of the area. We had a beer and bite and then we explored a shop nearby with CBD products. I decided to try a CBD beverage called Recess while we explore the area and trekked over the Brooklyn bridge. A light and refreshing taste in a cute can, but not sure if I would buy again. 

Olivia Alexander in Brooklyn, New York
Kush Queen CEO, Olivia Alexander

Before Bed

My feet are ravaged from wearing heels the day before and then walking most of the city. I lather them up in Melt CBD Pain lotion before bed and put on some socks. I can instantly feel my feet cool and my pain fades away. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 – Photoshoot Day

Morning 

Back in hair and make up again for a photo shoot. I toss two droppers of Bäre CBD Tincture into my cappuccino. My makeup artist Lauren lays a velvety smooth layer of Kingdm CBD Primer on before she starts on my look for the shoot. 

Late Night

I had a busy day with the shoot. Time for a super dosed bath with the alice+olivia 200mg CBD Bath Bomb and CBD Bubble Bath.  

Thursday, September 12, 2019 – alice+olivia Collaboration Event Day

Early Morning

I was woken up by a problem in LA with our payroll. Outside of travel, my next biggest trigger as a business owner is the banking industry. At this point, for me, CBD isn’t enough, so I smoke a joint, take a deep breathe and assess possible solutions. Things get resolved relatively quickly given the time zone change. Now we start to prep for the alice+olivia collaboration launch event. 

Early Evening 

Time for the alice+olivia x Kush Queen Meatpacking CBD Mocktail party. I had about 4, 25mg CBD mocktails, so you could say I am feeling GOOD. Keep an eye out for our upcoming alice+olivia events in La and Aspen – you need to get your hands on these mocktails!

Kush Queen x alice+olivia CBD Collaboration
Kush Queen CBD Mocktails at alice+olivia event
Kush Queen CBD Dream Team

Friday, September 13, 2019 – Head Home

Too Early in the Morning

My flight was at 4:45! Yes, you read that right. I’m crazy and I am on an early AF flight back to LA. No one should be up this early. I can’t be nice. So I take 2 full droppers of Bäre and sleep the entire way back to LA. 

The Aftermath 

Once I returned home, I had only 72 hours before I had to go to Hall of Flowers, a cannabis B2B show in Santa Rosa, CA. I also had to attend a wedding, so I could not and did not get sick. Sure, once I was home I ate 150mg of THC edibles and slept for 16 hours, but I didn’t catch anything. 

I always rely on CBD to help me through these work benders. Cannabinoids deliver an equilibrium I feel in my body and I am grateful that I have it in my life to help me be my best self. 

CBD is a great tool to help with traveling and non-stop work. As you read in my travel diary, I use Kush Queen products in a variety of ways, depending on what’s going on in my life. I start by thinking through my triggers and building my CBD routine out from there. 

Finding your Creative Flow


By: Angela Viesti


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Creativity is the root of everything—and I mean EVERYTHING. Our bodies, planet Earth, the Universe and everything in it are all physical manifestations of creation. To express one’s self is creative by nature; hence, we are all creative.

Some tap into their creative energy with ease—the artists of our world; others need a little help getting their juices flowing. Some struggle with creative block, procrastination or staying focused (me); others have a craft they love practicing but spending long hours in flow-state can lead to aches and pains from repetitive movement and crinkled postures (also me). From the novice to the seasoned artist, everyone needs a boost from time to time.

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There are countless remedies for getting out of a slump and into flow-state, and easing the physical effects of an extended creative sesh. Clear off your workspace and try this ritual for creativity using Kush Queen’s CBD Lit Kit and their Melt Pain Relief Lotion. 

To start the creative process, massage some Melt Pain Relief Lotion into your neck, shoulders, hands, and feet to loosen up while the minty smell invigorates and awakens the senses. As the CBD absorbs into the skin, move a quick yoga flow to get rid of any stagnant energy in the body. If you like brainstorming high, grind up a nice Jack Herer or some Tangie, pack it into a Kush Queen cone and proceed to get lit! The psychoactive effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are known to spawn new thought patterns and expand consciousness—perfect for artistic endeavors of all sorts. While the high is peaking, get as much down on paper as you can without worrying about form or technicalities—that comes next. 

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Once the ideas are out of your head and in tangible form, it’s time to switch into focus-mode. Go for a short walk to get some fresh air and eat the CBD-infused milk chocolate. Apply more Melt to your hands and begin the editing process—cutting and pasting, sketching, rewriting, scrapping and starting over. The clear-headedness from the chocolate makes these tasks less daunting and more satisfying, boosting endorphins and invoking new creative thoughts. Creativity breeds creativity!

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When you’re pleased with your work and can edit no more, it’s time to hit save, put the supplies away, and show yourself some love with a soothing bath fit for a Kush Queen! As the tub fills with warm water, light up another cone, find some nice meditation music, lower yourself into the water and let the Relax bath bomb fizzle away. To round out the ritual, spend the next 30-45 minutes soaking up the CBD, essential oils, and gratitude for creativity and cannabis. 

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Whether you’re a writer, graffiti artist, comedian, musician, or whatever, take this ritual and adapt it for your creative process. And don’t forget to share it with us!

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