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STASH CHECKApril Pride

Greetings! Which will not be followed by an introduction. To get to the point, I'm April and I founded Van der Pop officially last year but, unofficially, the research started this time 2 years ago. So it's fitting that my Stash Check falls on the heels of a solo trip to Amsterdam. Kieryn (aka Miss Moneypenny) had the brilliant idea that I'd capture my stash-on-the-go to be featured for Mother's Day. Great plan! Then I went to Amsterdam and somehow returned with no pictures on my solo sessions.

But this is only true if we're only counting Amsterdam. Where prior to I was in Copenhagen, home of Christiania the city's own Red Light District with dozens of open stalls selling hash and flower. The effort was marked successful when I exited the commune with 4 strains of cannabis (Fruit Loops, Red Dragon, Super Silver Lemon Have, Danish weed) and a gram of hash. Mere minutes later, I did snap this as I prepared for an Opening Night performance at Royal Danish Ballet. So I did capture my stash while on-the-go. And it went a little differently than planned. Which can happen when sitting in a coffeeshop - or 6 - over the course of 2 days. Plus I assure you the picture in my Copenhagen hotel room is how the trip should be remembered. 

Back in Seattle, my stash is getting impressively robust thanks to the kindness of others in the industry. Lots of gifts, which are in turn shared with anyone who comes around when my stash comes around. A few things may change from month-to-month but my 2017 stash to-date looks like dis. 

It should be noted that "sentimental" has not been used to describe me. Ever. So no legacy pieces, which break, find legs or some similar fate destined when property of a person destined to be stoned. Perhaps I should request something special for Mother's Day. Why get sentimental at this point? 

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! May your day be filled with more love than you can stand! But certainly deserve. Remember mothers are only human after all. So to protect ourselves and those we love, not a problem to call on the power of the flower. In any form at anytime. And certainly with a killer stash. Hoping you find a thing or two in my own to inspire your next session. xXx April

MORE THAN SATISFACTORY STASH. CHECK!  Our bags are the difference: 1) Poppins (far right), Van der Pop's locked stash bag, contains the goods. Is a dream to create the stash bag for which we've all been waiting. Made in Italy! 2) A prototype of our activated carbon smell-proof pouch with waterproof zipper (like Poppins). I've traveled all over the U.S. with this bag and it's a shame our customers have to wait for its launch this fall. Because it is as promised. No tell-tell smell. 

MORE THAN SATISFACTORY STASH. CHECK!  Our bags are the difference: 1) Poppins (far right), Van der Pop's locked stash bag, contains the goods. Is a dream to create the stash bag for which we've all been waiting. Made in Italy! 2) A prototype of our activated carbon smell-proof pouch with waterproof zipper (like Poppins). I've traveled all over the U.S. with this bag and it's a shame our customers have to wait for its launch this fall. Because it is as promised. No tell-tell smell. 

A gift gifted me the red tube with what I've been told is a joint that will qualify as the perfect strain for VdP TRIP. Perhaps why its still around. Looking forward to a little less work and passing this among old friends. The other joint was rolled for me by another friend who wanted to make sure I was left with reserves after seeing the xx recently. But with an 8am flight to Toronto the next morning, it happily remains in the reserves. Suncliff vaporizer with Creative oil. One must always have supplies to call on creativity! Benito of Top Tree Media gifted me this insane lighter after a Friday happy hour session this winter. Before I headed out to the ballet. A couple of years ago a friend invited me to join her as a season ticket holder for opening nights. Before committing I attended with her and ran into another friend - and her joint. I've never attended the ballet sans cannabis since. My guilty pleasure. Baby Lips in a dozen shades float around my life and always in my stash. Dry lips while in session kills it for me.  

THE TOOLS  Pokers and tampers and roach clips. Oh my!  

THE TOOLS  Pokers and tampers and roach clips. Oh my!  

ALWAYS ON ME  Everything but the flower: papers, fire, grinder, tool. All in a tidy pouch. 

ALWAYS ON ME  Everything but the flower: papers, fire, grinder, tool. All in a tidy pouch. 

I keep a few grinder cards in my stash to share. Current rotation includes our new style, which is Teflon coated and sealed with a kiss. A couple of weeks ago, this jar of already ground flower emerged from a dark corner in a trusty stash spot. A friend and I ground this for our Halloween 2015 party themed 'oz.' Ounces of pre-rolls + ounces of malt liquor. The latter of which I don't touch. But luckily most everyone else did so it was a proper party! Including a PAX2 in my stash was the best purchase I ever made. After watching a YouTube tutorial on wtf the flashing lights were about, I've become a convert re: dry herb vaping. Should a beverage be difficult to sort, Altoids are curiously sufficient.  

I keep a few grinder cards in my stash to share. Current rotation includes our new style, which is Teflon coated and sealed with a kiss. A couple of weeks ago, this jar of already ground flower emerged from a dark corner in a trusty stash spot. A friend and I ground this for our Halloween 2015 party themed 'oz.' Ounces of pre-rolls + ounces of malt liquor. The latter of which I don't touch. But luckily most everyone else did so it was a proper party! Including a PAX2 in my stash was the best purchase I ever made. After watching a YouTube tutorial on wtf the flashing lights were about, I've become a convert re: dry herb vaping. Should a beverage be difficult to sort, Altoids are curiously sufficient.  

The reserve joint is joined by BOND Sensual Oil (still don't have this? why not?!?!?). Vashon Velvet's Liberty Haze is good for a second line of reserves. The Top Tree lighter isn't ideal for lighting a bowl so a box of matches from Oregon's FORTUNE. The box of pre-rolls that accompanied it are long gone. From an LA-based hook-up, KIVA chocolate-covered blueberries, assorted edibles and CBD gel cap and The Lord Jones 1:1 CBD topical (the smell is super incredible). My girl Jamie gave me MONEY room spray which cleans the air with promises of doing no such thing to my bank account. Some recent good fortune is for sure thanks to this spray. Or maybe it was the book of matches. 

The reserve joint is joined by BOND Sensual Oil (still don't have this? why not?!?!?). Vashon Velvet's Liberty Haze is good for a second line of reserves. The Top Tree lighter isn't ideal for lighting a bowl so a box of matches from Oregon's FORTUNE. The box of pre-rolls that accompanied it are long gone. From an LA-based hook-up, KIVA chocolate-covered blueberries, assorted edibles and CBD gel cap and The Lord Jones 1:1 CBD topical (the smell is super incredible). My girl Jamie gave me MONEY room spray which cleans the air with promises of doing no such thing to my bank account. Some recent good fortune is for sure thanks to this spray. Or maybe it was the book of matches. 

 

 

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