Portland Company Good IV Is Making Artisanal IVs to Cure Your Hangover
Odds are, sometime in the next few days you’ll be feeling a familiar set of symptoms: your head will pound, your stomach will churn, and you’ll be asking yourself why — oh whyyyyy — you went for that last drink. ‘Tis the season after all… the season for imbibing. But one Portland company wants to give New Year’s eve partiers an excuse to indulge in that last glass (or three) of champers.
The company Good IV is out there to nurse Portland residents’ hangovers with an artisanal IV drip that anyone can order on January 1. Before you groan all, “good job, Portland” while secretly envying the city’s convenient brand of preciousness, it’s worth pointing out that mobile IV services are a growing nationwide trend. You can find similar services from LA to Vegas to New York.
So what exactly can you expect from a custom IV provider? Good IV touts a complete menu with pricing options that span from $110 to well over $300. There are the “Good Recovery” selections for athletes, the “Good Boy” offerings designed for individuals getting over jet lag or a recent illness, and “Good Day” IVs that offer “everything you need to recover from a night out.” Each of the category’s three tiers of selections offers at least one liter of IV fluid administered by trained staff, plus either anti-nausea or pain relief, specially formulated electrolytes and vitamins, or all of the above.
So go ahead and make bad decisions this New Year’s Eve, Portlanders. Just know that it’s gonna cost you.
Would you go all-in for a custom IV treatment? Let us know @britandco.
(Photo via @sarinamartinez9)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!