What to Buy for Your Summer Fun Go-Bag

Stash these summer essentials under your desk or in the trunk of your car and you’ll always be ready for fun in the sun.

Photograph by Jared Sych.


1. This Rowing Blazers cap features the logo for the Hasty Pudding Society at Harvard, a group whose past members include JFK, Teddy Roosevelt and Rashida Jones. $60 at Leo Boutique.

2. Swap out your office shoes for summery kicks like these St. Agni double-strap slides. $194 at Fieldstudy.

3. The super-small and lightweight Pocket Kite promises packable fun for everyone. $18 at Lee Valley.

4. Keep plastic straws out of the Bow and Elbow by carrying a reusable metal straw for your summer sips. $3 from Canary Refillery and Zero Waste Market.

5. Sun Bum vegan sunscreen is gluten-, cruelty- and paraben-free, not to mention reef-friendly. Plus, it smells great! $20 at MEC.

6. Spritz yourself with Wolf & Pine juicy melons hydrating mist to feel refreshed after a day in the office or the sun. $25 at The Livery Shop.

7. On a hot day when the ice cream truck only takes cash, you’ll be happy to have your emergency change purse. $7 at Recess.

8. Eat on-the-go meals in eco-chic style with bamboo utensils. $18 at The Apothecary in Inglewood.

9. Connect two Ultimate Ears Wonderboom portable Bluetooth speakers to create surround sound at your picnic. $80 each at Best Buy.

10. Keep the music playing and the pix snapping with the IO Magic power bank, which provides two full cellphone charges. $30 to $50 at London Drugs.

11. A Turkish towel is a towel, yes, but it can also be a blanket, tablecloth or shawl. $35 at Guildhall.

12. The super-stylish Virginia Tote from Corkcicle is actually a cooler that holds up to 24 cans, or 16 cans plus two bottles of wine. $220 at Liz & Lottie.

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This article appears in the July 2019 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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