The Wind Down with Olivia Ferdi
What helps you to find calm in the everyday chaos? A glass of wine on the sofa here? Sliding into a candlelit bath there? Or simply rewatching a show you’ve seen a million times before, just for the comfort of knowing what will happen next?
For Liv, co-founder of CBD infused wellness brand TRIP, it might be a few drops of Orange Blossom CBD oil straight after her first cup of coffee, or a CBD mocktail at the end of the working day.
This weekend we’re hopping into Liv’s Rose Linen sheets to discuss winding down rituals, the perfect Sunday, and how CBD oils can help you to kick off your metaphorical glass slippers and step into something altogether fluffier…
Tell us the business idea behind Trip.
We discovered CBD back in 2018 when following an accident, Dan underwent knee surgery just a few weeks before our wedding. Told he wouldn’t be able to walk down the aisle - he tried CBD to minimise pain and inflammation, and credits it with getting him on the dancefloor weeks later!
We launched our own delicious range of botanical CBD infused drinks and oils and we now stock internationally from Soho House to Liberty. I previously worked as a lawyer in the city, and I wouldn’t have believed you if you said I’d leave my career to start a cannabis business with my husband!
What are the benefits of introducing CBD oils to your winding down routine?
CBD is extracted from the hemp plant (part of the cannabis family) - it doesn’t get you high but supports the body to achieve balance. Enjoying a dose of CBD can ease those racing thoughts and help you to unwind ahead of relaxing into sleep.
CBD doesn’t make you drowsy but can have fantastic benefits to reduce stress or tension.
Do you have any other winding down rituals?
As we’ve been working in our living room - we’ve been loving a cocktail to end the workday.
It might be a CBD mocktail or a margarita, but we’ve found it’s a small way for us to create a new wind down ritual away from the desk.
What is your favourite way to start the day?
I adore coffee, and start the day with a few drops of our strong Orange Blossom CBD oil straight after my first cup. It really sets me up for a productive morning, calms those jitters and helps me focus.
I’ll try and get out for a jog to the Serpentine in the morning, it does amazing things for my headspace.
How does your home make you feel?
Content and relaxed in myself - despite working there all year it is a place of true comfort and security, always familiar even as we ride these waves of continued uncertainty.
Where in your home are we most likely to find you sipping tea, reading, and taking a moment to yourself?
The bathtub! Perfect to wind down, boost circulation and de-stress, it’s a total treat to enjoy time to myself, often enjoying all of the above - in the bath!
Describe your perfect Sunday…
Fresh sheets (Olivia sleeps in Linen in Rose) and a big lie-in followed by decaf coffee in bed. A very late afternoon lunch catching up with friends - which turns to early evening drinks.
A day of rest - I’d be back in my comfies on the sofa for the ensuing food coma before too long, feeling full and happy before the new week.
Are you Relaxed, Classic, Linen or Luxe and why?
Linen - soft and casual. It reminds me of Mediterranean summers and is a welcoming relaxed aesthetic.
What three things do you do before you go to bed?
Notifications off, alarm on, and try to remember eye cream!
What’s your trick for going to sleep?
It’s important for me to stop screen time and try and disconnect 30 mins before heading to bed. If I end up waking up in the night, a couple of drops of CBD oil calms my mind, straight back into easy dreaming.
‘My sheets make me feel…’
Calm, content, relaxed
One pillow or two?