Summer Essentials in Washington, DC

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It is definitely time to get outside now that the weather is warming up and we are heading out of the spring shower season. Time to get outside and enjoy the weather while we can! Create that bucket list and start checking items off. Here are some items to help you do that!

Thermacell E55 Rechargeable Mosquito Repeller

Kick the mosquitos to the curb without slathering on smelly bug repellent on your skin. The E55 creates a 20 ft. zone of protection in the air, no need to apply repellent to skin. This is rechargeable and portable, so perfect for summer travel and beach dates!

JENGA® GIANT™ JS7 Hardwood Game

Enjoy a playful and fun activity at your upcoming memorial day get togethers with JENGA® GIANT™ JS7 Hardwood Game. Jenga Giant JS7 is perfect for outdoor and indoor play, parties, family get-togethers and all those times when you want to have fun. This is the largest authentic Jenga Giant hardwood game -stacks to over 5 feet high and comes with a large carry bag and is for kids ages 12 to adults.

WAYB – Bag Collection (The Daily Pack, Mini Pack, The Crossbody Kit, Pods, Essentials Kit)

My new favorite product for summer- the WAYB Crossbody Kit. It is lightweight, and dedicated internal pockets keep tech and other important items secure. The crossbody kit is made with abrasion-resistant recycled nylon for the exterior, premium recycled aluminum hardware, and long-lasting YKK zippers, ensuring durability and longevity even with daily use.

Wonderful Pistachios No Shells

I love Wonderful Pistachios with shells- they definitely allow me to snack mindfully. However, when I want to use them in a dish, the No Shells version makes it incredibly easy to add a dash of protein. Here is a fun summer recipe to try: Lemon Gremolata Over Grilled Asparagus


  • 1⁄2 cup Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Lightly Salted, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3⁄4 cup flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested, then quartered into wedges (for serving)


  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 bunch asparagus (about 1 lb.), lower stems removed and trimmed


For the gremolata:

  1. Place the Wonderful Pistachios, garlic, and parsley in the bowl of a small food processor and pulse until roughly chopped. Set aside.

For the asparagus:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat or set a grill pan over medium-high heat. Clean and lightly oil the grates of the grill or lightly coat the grill pan with oil.
  2. Toss the asparagus with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place asparagus on the grill and cook, turning twice during cooking time, until tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer asparagus to a serving plate and garnish with gremolata and lemon wedges. Squeeze lemon over asparagus just before enjoying.


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