LUXrEATS: Snickerdoodles

LUXrEATS: Snickerdoodles

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November 11, 2020 — Tiffany Woodman
An open letter: Small businesses need support

An open letter: Small businesses need support

Hey all, 

We're not gonna lie: It's going to be a rough time for small business owners, financially and emotionally. At Canna Bella Lux, we have a great location with lots of foot traffic. Traffic that, well, suddenly disappeared. When we were starting out, we were asked about our wildest risk predictions. We picked a bad winter. (It's Chicago, duh.) But neither the snowpocalypse or polar vortex slowed our local economy down like 'social distancing'. 

We absolutely understand the concern centered around the COVID-19 virus. It's why we're trying to do everything in our power to promote cleanliness. AND promote daily sales.

What we're doing

Healing Vibes from Canna Bella LuxFor any one who has suffered from health issues or has anxiety during this period, we send out healing vibes. Reach out to family, friends, and community resources. You are not alone, please remember that. We ARE in this together.

For customers comfortable being out-and-about, we do our best to try to take care of you as well as ourselves in our shop.

  • We are abiding by best hygiene practices as noted by the CDC and IDPH.
  • We've taken steps to proactively disinfect the high traffic surfaces.
  • After transactions, we wipe down equipment with disinfectant wipes and sanitize our hands carefully so we're ready for the next customer.

We've implemented "contactless" delivery with either curbside pickup or delivery in the evening hours (3 mile radius). For online shoppers, we're offering free shipping with a $50 spend.

We'll update our Instagram if we happen close our retail shop early.

What we're asking you to do

Support your local and small business.

  • Many small businesses rely on word-of-mouth. Consider spending time writing a Yelp or Google review. 
  • Engage with small business' social posts frequently (and have tolerance as they panic-post).
  • When you do go out or shop online, skip the chain store and seek out the smaller shop.

Get your retail therapy on with Canna Bella Lux

  • 💰All that cash you saved from not hitting up Starbucks, treat yo'self! (I mean, who can't use more candles, amiright?)
  • If you're looking to send someone a gift, consider Canna Bella Lux. We offer online gift cards!
  • If you come to the store and are a "maybe" on an item, ask Tiffany to convince you. (But be careful, you might discover you needed more. J/K, not really.)
  • Need more information about a product? Ask! Tiffany will shoot you a quick product review.

Be a CBL ambassador #luxyourlife

Be cognizant

For some, this is an annoying or frustrating time. For others, it's financially catastrophic. Be respectful to those that are getting hit hard. And be mindful that they'll be extra sensitive for a while.

Be a good neighbor

Many local leaders have set up a Community Response Team. Volunteer to make daily check-in calls to older adults and homebound neighbors. (Tasks for volunteers will likely evolve over time so let volunteer committee know your talents.)

There are tons of ideas circulating...stretch yourself to see where you can help. Maybe it's as simple grabbing a few things for your neighbor while at the store.

Share ideas

If you have ideas on how to help, send them along. We love our community and we can all learn from each other. 🙏


Healing Vibes from Canna Bella Lux Stay safe - be careful - and be kind to each other and our furry friends.

Canna Bella Lux in Lincoln Square, Chicago. Shop local; support small business owners.

March 15, 2020 — Tiffany Woodman
Artist Profile: Robert Bank

Artist Profile: Robert Bank

If you know your glassware, you've heard of Robert Bank. He is world-renowned for his integrity, authenticity and mad skill in his craft. Hailing from Seattle Washington, Chicago has adopted him as their own.

Through retail and his own art, this premier glass artist has been spreading his love of the glass arts for close to 20 years. Bank Glass is a glassblower's collective outside of Chicago founded by Robert Bank. He's an entrepreneur and CEO of his own companies, Director of Wholesale Cannabis Markets in IL for a leading US National Cannabis company and previous owner of multiple retail stores. 

And Bank Glass makes some damn solid and sexy pieces. They pour their hearts into the designs, and into their practice of glassblowing. The signature pieces are our hottest sellers–if you see something you like, grab it before it's gone!

Do you have a favorite Robert Bank piece? Show it off! Tag @cannabellalux in your next Insta post.

(And don't forget to pick up some Piece Water™ solution.)

From Canna Bella Lux
Temporarily out of stock online. Let us know if you have your eye on something and we'll see if we can hook you up with something in the retail store. Or help with a custom order!

March 15, 2020 — Tiffany Woodman
Love to Lux You: Yoga for all

Love to Lux You: Yoga for all

The beautiful thing about yoga is that it is an incredibly personal practice. And I am guessing you've figured out...at Canna Bella Lux we're all for grounding yourself and finding some balance while you’re high or not!

Canna Bella Lux hosted a CBD inspired yoga event led by Yogi & owner of High Society Tea, Bianca Snyder.

We think the pink glow brings such a peace to the room 💕

Canna Bella Lux: CBD inspired eventSpecial guests and fun included:
* Meet+Greet with Jenae Williams, Tokeativity Chicago Leader
* CBD Inspired Yoga with Bianca Snyder
* High Society CBD Tea Bar
* Learn about Tokeativity Membership Opportunities
* Meet other cannabis loving friends in the area

Interested in holding an event?
Check out what we offer and contact us to discuss!

March 13, 2020 — Tiffany Woodman
Lux Life Highlight: Doreen Sullivan

Lux Life Highlight: Doreen Sullivan

We're inspired by Doreen Sullivan's creativity and entrepreneurism! With six styles, make this artisan piece a focal point or hide it in plain sight.
March 02, 2020 — Tiffany Woodman
Treat Yo'Self event with Rescue Chicago

Treat Yo'Self event with Rescue Chicago

Rescue Chicago knows how important it is to have a self-care routine. The focus of this event was themed around, "Taking care of those who forget to take care of ourselves".

The event

Canna Bella Lux opened up our doors to provide a comfortable, safe space to share in a guided meditation, reiki, chair massages, discussion, wine (and non-alcoholic beverages), desserts and more!

We all learned more about compassion fatigue and provided some anxiety-reducing activities. 

Shout outs

One of Rescue Chicago’s goals (and shared by Canna Bella Lux!) is to support our community. We are looking forward to continuing to provide these types of events in the future!

Proceeds

Proceeds from ticket purchases will be used to purchase a collar & leash set for a Chicago Animal Care & Control dog going to its forever home. 💖

Rescue Chicago is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization supporting and unifying Chicago’s shelter and rescue community.

February 28, 2020 — Tiffany Woodman
There is always time for tea

There is always time for tea

"Afternoon tea" has its roots in a bygone, unhurried era. We are SO onboard with it making a comeback. 

Slowing down

We're all trying to slow down and switch off for a moment. To take the sharp edge off the running worries and constant stream of thoughts.

Our CBD tea collection offers an excellent opportunity to try out CBD tea and see if it's right for you.

Tea is a gentle, quiet beverage. You cannot help but chill out while you wait for the tea to steep. Practice deep breathing. Celebrate 10 things you are grateful for. Do some gentle stretches. Call in some good vibes (we set focus with our Set Your Intentions stones).

Making it special

Why not add a little glamour that makes it something special? We found a really sweet floral tea set for the Canna Bella Lux store. 😍 If you're in the neighborhood, stop in for a cuppa! We might even have a few cookies to share. 

From Canna Bella Lux
We try out all products before we stock them. We look for brands that have ethical + quality hemp and are chemical free. Keep in mind that hemp tea is not to everyone's taste...the earthy flavor might be off-putting for some. We're pretty picky and we've selected the few that we think have health benefits AND taste good. We love how it's helping with our daily destress practice.

February 27, 2020 — Tiffany Woodman
Artist Highlight: Kris Uhlhorn

Artist Highlight: Kris Uhlhorn

Have you ever watched a glassmaker in action? On a tour of site, they said a Roman-period worker could walk into a small glassblowing studio today and, with little adjustment, begin working successfully immediately. How amazing is that?

What's even more amazing is the pieces that Special K Glass Shop puts out.

Special K Glass Galaxy collectionWe got our hands on founder and glass artist Kris Uhlhorn's Galaxy Blues line. Photos can only show so much of this beautiful hand-blown glass. Next time you’re at Canna Bella Lux, ask to check out his work! We suspect this gorgeous suite will go quickly. (Reach out on Instagram for availability.) 

And check out Kris' How To demo for insider's glimpse!
😂"just get yourself a furnace..." 

Kris doesn't stop at being award winning glass artist. He and his family are also responsible for the ShelterCare’s Hawthorne Program, which, according to the ShelterCare website, is "one of the only programs in Oregon that houses and supports low-income individuals who have survived an acquired brain injury".

Some of the spectacular Special K Glass pieces we've carried at Canna Bella Lux: Pear Water Pipe, Dragon Egg Water Pipe, Large Pink Piece Water Pipe, Glass Color Foot Wrap Teal and Pink Water Pipe

Shop Special K Glass collection 

from Canna Bella Lux
We'll box you up! We were taught how to package these pieces with care. 

 

February 03, 2020 — Tiffany Woodman
Pop culture candles

Pop culture candles

Pop culture candles

Have you ever desired to splurge a little on the basics such a simple tee or a cool glass pipe...and then got distracted? These candles Did Us In. Game over.

We stocked the store and then bought half of them to give them out as gifts. I mean, don't you just know the perfect person who just simply NEEDS a Dorothy candle? But maybe channeling RuPAUL is more your spirit. If so, then light it up and werk it! 

Excellent quality and gorgeous art. 

Tip from Canna Bella LuxTip from Canna Bella Lux
As with all candles, follow good wick hygiene. 

Let's see your fav. Tag @cannabellalux if you've bought one!

January 22, 2020 — Tiffany Woodman