Adore's new series will follow the typical morning routine of a New Orleans mover and shaker. 

If you had any doubts about CBD and its wide array of benefits, Crystal Nugent is the woman to talk to. She tried her first SunMed product in the beginning of 2018, in the hopes that it would help combat her severe anxiety. It obviously worked: Within months she was in the thick of planning how to bring CBD products to New Orleans.


Crystal Nugent in Uptown's Your CBD Store. Photo by Sara Essex Bradley for Biz New Orleans

She opened Your CBD Store, the first in the state, on Magazine Street in July 2018. By February 2019, she had two more storefronts in Metairie and the West Bank, accompanied by a roster of regular shoppers. Nugent and her knowledgeable team help clients, who range in age and ailments, find the right CBD products. When she isn't visiting her Nola stores, she is traveling to other states and markets to expand Your CBD Store. 

Below, Nugent's morning routine that includes quality time with her dog and just the right amount of CBD to jump start her busy day.

6:30 a.m. My oldest dog, Stitch usually kicks the bed a few times to wake us up. He’s about 16 years old and to keep it PG he just can NOT hold his bladder! So, this honestly is the best alarm clock on the planet because if slept past this point it’s going to be a less than positive start to my day… yikes.

6:35 a.m. While the dogs are outside I turn on the living room TV to WDSU News This Morning because they ROCK! I brew some Starbucks Blonde coffee and add some Mocha Creamer because YUP I’m worth 35 calories per serving y’all! Grab a cup of Siggi’s Icelandic non-fat yogurt then add a spoonful of Kind Cinnamon Oat Cluster with flaxseed right on top.

7:10 a.m. Stitch gets his morning CBD snacks which is either SunMed CBD Beef Bites or a Natural Balance Health Bar with SunMed Natural Pet Tincture soaked into it.

7:15 a.m. Jump in the shower and honestly right now my Dove Cucumber & Green Tea Shower Foam is just what the doctor ordered! The shower is where I try to clear my mind and do a very slow and soothing count down from 20 to 1. I actually started doing this way back when I was a teenager to help me combat my severe anxiety.

7:45 a.m. Pick out what I am wearing for the day because yet again I procrastinated doing it the night before. Hit my SunFlora CBD Collagen Cream on my face then start my hair and make up.

8:30 a.m. My regional manager Raquel has usually texted me a few updates on all my local stores by now so while I'm on my phone I jump right into all my social media accounts, check through my emails to prioritize them, and finally pop into my schedule for the day and firm up my appointments and conference calls.

9:00 a.m. Take my 20mg dose of SunMed Water Soluble Pina Colada CBD with 6 ounces of Gatorade Zero and head out for the day. Love my morning dose of CBD--it helps me focus but keeps me calm all at the same time!

9:30-10 a.m. Meet with Raquel about all the daily issues that happen in all my local stores and any upcoming events that need preparation for.

10:15-11 a.m. Start on my calls for my store owners from all around the nation. Put some fires out and head into my meetings for the day to advocate as much as humanly possible for CBD and all my stores!