/ things I like
a running list of new and old favorites, some of which you can buy
I use this all-natural oil for pretty much everything—face, hands, feet, nails, hair, lips, sunburn. (Sometimes I even dab a little on the tops of my cheekbones, like a highlighter.) It’s made from a host of mostly organic, super good-for-you oils including jojoba, shea, coconut, cocoa, tangerine, baobab, cammelia seed, and sea buckthorn. It also has Amla fruit extract, which is high in antioxidants and is supposed to help fade and protect from sun spots—which, thanks to my love of the beach, I am always battling.
I especially love the solid, creamy texture of this formula; it’s rich without being greasy or heavy, and feels hydrating and super smooth. It is also great for traveling—it doesn’t melt all over my toiletry kit, and, because it’s so multi-use, it can pull double duty as a hair mask and a night cream in situations when I don’t want to/can’t bring a lot of stuff. Oh, and it smells nice.
I had the chance to ride this board as part of the sustainable surf program at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives, and I quickly fell in love with it. Despite its very lightweight design, it is remarkably stable and really easy to maneuver. I had been nervous about taking a longboard (this one is 9’0) onto such a shallow reef break, but this beauty was so fast and easy to turn, it instantly put my fears to rest.
I also really love that Firewire is so dedicated to creating boards and surf accessories with a low carbon footprint and low toxicity; the Timbertek series features a lightweight EPS core and sustainably-grown Paulownia wood. It feels nice and natural against the skin and in your heart; plus it is damn pretty to look at, too. All the best things.
Gossamer: Dusk CBD Oil
Admittedly, I may be a little biased. Not only is Gossamer, “a magazine for people who also smoke weed”, created by some good friends of mine, but I also wrote one of my favorite pieces ever for the magazine’s second issue. (Which you should definitely purchase because Print Is Not Dead).
In any case, this Dusk oil is really great! It was formulated with CBD, CBN, and hand-picked terpenes—all shown to promote healthier sleep. Each time I’ve taken it, I’ve enjoyed a very deep, very long sleep and woken up feeling refreshed. That last part is key; though I thoroughly and regularly enjoy smoking and ingesting weed, sometimes I find that THC can make me feel a little “cloudy” the following morning. This oil has none of that effect.
(AND for a limited time, each Gossamer Dusk order will be shipped with a custom-written “Dream”; mine was a very strange yet entertaining tale involving Serena Williams and a WW11 bomber plane.)