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Here’s where to snag CBD cocktails in L.A. before they’re outlawed
One of the country’s first cannabis trailblazers, Los Angeles adopted the plant and its naturally occurring compounds not only for recreation, but for wellness and day-to-day functionality. Unfortunately, last month, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2914, which would outlaw CBD in cocktails beginning in 2019. Cannabidiol, which we mostly call CBD, is a cannabis compound that doesn’t intoxicate the user, but is highly sought after for its anti-inflammatory and calming properties. If you’ve glanced at a menu in L.A. this year or stepped into a dispensary, you might’ve seen CBD in everything from chocolate truffles and beverages to vape pens—that all could change, though, pending FDA studies, and it's already changing in regard to cocktails. Because CBD is more widely available here than in most cities in the U.S., and while it’s still legal to enjoy it in cocktails, we’re giving you the latest intel on the liquid (and solid) offerings you can try in L.A. No need to bring a lighter. ETA Over the summer, Highland Park’s dimly-lit cocktail den by night and breezy brunch spot by day launched the option of adding CBD to any cocktail, coffee or tea, and you can still find the add-on now through the end of the year. (They even offer a CBD-boosted oyster shooter!) Add CBD for an extra $5 at any time, but we’re partial to adding during the brunch cocktail menu, which makes waking up on weekends a little easier. ETA's Black Dynamite cocktail Photograph: Stephanie Breijo Pattern Bar D
The Beverly Wilshire Hotel just launched a rosé garden on its rooftop
It’s all rosé everything this summer at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, whose rooftop is setting picture-perfect Instagram traps with experiential offerings that include a “rosé garden” and urban glamping. Follow your most rose-colored dreams down an all-pink corridor that’s hidden behind the entrance to room 211, which leads to a sprawling 6,000-square-foot pop-up that’s modeled after the hotel’s original 1960s rooftop lounge. This Secret Rosé Garden throwback serves various rosé wines—still, sparkling, by the glass, by the bottle, in flights, frozen and in desserts—in what could very well be the most ‘grammable scenery this summer. In addition to the floral installations, marble tables and a view of Rodeo Drive, there’s also a sports lawn where you can toss some bocce balls with your squad. Our Friday plans always include rosé, do yours? #RoséOverRodeo #BeverlyWilshire A post shared by Beverly Wilshire (@beverlywilshire) on Jun 29, 2018 at 4:40pm PDT Revelers can cop a view while sipping pink bubbly topped with 23-karat-gold raspberry rosé gummies, and noshing on à la carte small bites—including finger sandwiches, oysters, caviar, cheese plates and even caramels infused with rose petals and sprinkled with violet salt. The floral installations may give off serious Alice In Wonderland vibes, especially considering that 55-foot floral wall between the sports and seating areas. For a more private lounge experience, be prepared to make a reservation; these are p