Post- Pandemic Summer Must-Haves – Press Pass LA


Things are getting back to normal or at least a new normal. While we aren’t out of the pandemic woods just yet, it looks like we may be able to enjoy some of the comforts of Summer this year. PPLA has your guide to must-have items that will help you enjoy the warmer days ahead but stay safe.

Nothing says summer like the beach. Our first Must-Have comes from the California Beach Company.

We’re obsessed with the parent-tested and approved Pop N’ Go® portable kid play yard and the Pop N’ Go Mini perfect for indoor or outdoor use with babies, toddlers, and even cats, dogs for those fur-Moms. These pop ups are built to last for years of use while being simple to transport and effortless to set up. The “pop and release” technology is constructed so that you can press down once to have a functional space in seconds. Each portable pop-up tent comes with a shade cover and carrying bag for extra convenience and comfort.

At home picnics or gathering at local parks will also be a great way to safely entertain this summer.  City Bonfires is a COVID-safe and fire-safe way to get a little fire pit time on the go! The brand designs portable mini bonfires you can use anywhere outdoors. Easy to light and extinguish, simply bundle up, sit back, relax and enjoy s’mores or a glass of wine while staying warm on a cool winter’s night. The bonfires are reusable so you get many happy moments from a single can. It’s a great gift idea for city dwellers.

Speaking of wine! Date night or brunch for two over a bottle of Danica Rosé is our suggestion. Grab some flowers from a local farmer’s market, set the table and pour! The wine is made by former race car phenom Danica Patrick whose love of wine started in New England and grew as she travelled around the world. Her path led her to purchase a a vineyard in Napa Valley and start her own wine brand Somnium. This gave way to her newest venture- Danica Rosé- out of the south of France. The taste is as crisp and delicate as the gorgeously crafted floral bottle.

Travel is back at the top of everyone’s list. Make sure to order the perfect travel kit from Blissy. It comes with the world’s best silk pillowcase (more on that in a sec), sleep mask, scrunchie and skinny scrunchie! Blissy silk products are handmade and crafted from high quality 22-Momme 100% Pure Mulberry Silk. The hypoallergenic silk pillowcase does wonders for your hair, skin and overall health while you sleep and is machine-washable safe! You can choose from a myriad of colors but for summer we are loving this classic tie dye throwback.

With all these adventures, don’t forget to protect your skin this summer.

If it’s quality SPF you are after, we recommend Evereden.  Their new Sheer Botanical Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 is a 100% mineral, non-nano Zinc Oxide facial sunscreen for beautiful, invisible protection. The formula features their SheerTech ZincTM, an innovative form of Zinc Oxide with a patented coated technology that allows for an unprecedented sheer and weightless formula, offering superior protection. Not only does this SPF feel good on the skin, it also has zero trace of that typical sunscreen smell and instead is infused with soothing natural rose extract. We also love their Premium Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for full body protection.  

For those with sensitive skin, we recommend Exederm. It is the gold standard product for healing dermatitis flare-ups and eczema. With Allergy Awareness Week (May 9-15) kicking off the warmer weather, there are a lot of allergens and outdoor irritants to be aware of. The cream is free of parabens, colors, dyes, and fragrances and other potential irritants. It provides fast, soothing relief from itching, and inflammation and is the maximum strength without a prescription. Available online and at stores including Walgreens, CVS, RiteAid, Kroger, Safeway, Target and more.

Lastly, you can’t show off a summer vibe without a sun kissed glow. Enter Purlisse Blush Glow BB cheek color on the go! The Blush Glow BB Cheek Colors give any skin tone a natural sun kissed look. It’s a buildable liquid blush that will brighten the complexion with a dewy, natural flush. The lightweight liquid formula blends for a natural all-day glow while infused with hydrating, skin-loving ingredients including Vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and more. Perfect for day or night and wear alone or over makeup.

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