The store is clean and elegant. I love the restaurant style menu, "I'll have one this, a that, and 2 of those." very organized. Bottled water in the lobby is always a nice refresh.
This review is really for two fantastic young men who made my day by evoking memories of my past life through their knowledge and interest in cannabis lifestyle and history when I was at Apothicarium yesterday.
First, the Leafly kid who was giving out pins and stickers: what smart and funny person. Great personality! I don't know his name, but he was in-store on 10/25. He was a super guest star. Thanks for the swag and the walk down memory lane, kiddo!
Now, this darling, Apothicarium Dylan: 😍😍😍. Ah-mazing. I'd been in the store Wed 10/24, just crusing through. Saw the new Brass Knuckles items (that had been on the counter only 1 hour, not on the menu yet) and overnight, decided I wanted to try it. Went back Thursday to get it. Dylan was my host. I was watching rando videos of old school bay area rap shows on youtube waiting my turn, Dylan called my name and I was so into the tunes, he had to call a second time. I explained my distraction over the jams - we were instantly connected! So, we get to the menu, my order. I tell him I'm building an oil cartridge wine cellar of sorts and am kinda feeling a Brass Kuckles addition. I chattered about my personal taste in terms of the effects I'm after, disclose my high tolerance. He listened so well! I love it when I'm having canna-convo with 1. people who know what they're talking about and 2. are astute enough to recognize my level of awareness. Dylan described nuances that were true user feedback. Adjectives like, stoney, thick, and wavy. Details like haptic feedback in the battery he was using, the hand feel when holding the equipment. Magnetic connectors. He pulled samples to show me. We talked about old school strains that are reappearing, Blue Dream? Thats SOOOOO 2k03, yo! Love it. Dylan helped me choose some super cool items by listening carefully, and weaving his personal prefrences and product knowledge together in a way that was equivalent to a tailor custom fitting a dress to my body. And thats not even including the parts about turpine types. Shizzzzz got real. Dylan was A+ and I plan to request him specifically next time I'm in.
I have a hair stylist who's an artist. No one else touched my tresses. A dog groomer I'll never stray from because of her knowledge and passion. Dylan fits the mold for people I want to buy goods and services from: devoted, positive knowledgeable, kind, smart, present at work, feeling my vibe, giving me life, sharing laughs. A++ for Dylan. A store you dig is cool, a new friend in a place you dig is waaaay cool.