Ever since hemp has been legalized throughout the country, CBD is become the new "it" infusion. The non-psychoactive form of cannabis has been touted with tons of health benefits from helping reduce anxiety to pain relief. It's only natural that brands want to get in on this action. One of our favorite CBD products is Recess, a sparkling water infused with hemp and adaptogens. Made with yummy flavors like Blackberry Chai, Peach Ginger, and Pom Hibuscus, it's essentially a refreshing La Croix that can help you de-stress.
While you can purchase the drink online or in a few select locations, the company decided to open up a brand new outpost in NYC that's ideal for when you need a break. Meet Recess IRL, a pop-up shop opening today that's not only a great spot to grab a refreshing sip, but also an experiential space dedicated to wellness.
Taking a cue from its name, the space takes on a playful design for locals in need of some respite from the busy NYC lifestyle. “When you walk through the archway entrance, you are transported into a surreal Recess world," shares architectural designer Dean Levin of 8893. "Communal seating encourages collaboration and IRL connections. Custom lighting installations create the signature Recess gradient throughout the space.”
In addition to serving up sips, Recess IRL will also host programming to engage the local professional creative community. From slime-making workshops to arcade tournaments to conversations on women in cannabis, it's sure to be the chillest hotspot in NoHo.
Want to visit Recess IRL? The store is now open at 680 Broadway in NYC. Come by when you're next in need of an adult recess.