STUDIO CITY (KCAL9) — Lifestyle Expert Catenya McHenry stopped by KCAL9 to talk about the hottest must-haves for summer 2014.
First, if you’re entertaining at the beach or park, you’ll love The Beach Glass! These new acrylic “glasses” replace dangerous wine glasses and tacky plastic cups. The Beach Glass is BPA-free, created in brilliant ‘sea glass’ colors, dishwasher safe and – my favorite – not only works in sand, in the water or even in snow, holding up your beverage and preventing spilling, it will even float…there’s nothing else like this! $9.50 each
With summer slimming and bikini-ready bodies on the mind, people may shy away from anything that may add pounds, including beverages, especially ones served at summer parties! Never fear though because you can still eat, drink and be merry with low-calorie “mock-tails” and cocktails that feature antioxidant-rich super fruits that help you achieve that summer glow from the inside out! You can pick up Pure Health juices at local grocery stores and Walmart.
If you’re hosting a party this summer, you don’t want to spend all your time in the kitchen or even over the grill. Cooking for 6 or 60 people has never been so easy or delicious thanks to Ronco’s EZ-Store Rotisserie. This amazing machine is a quick, hassle-free and healthy way to preparing a wide variety of foods for any type of party you may be throwing this Summer. The original “Set-It-And-Forget-It” rotisserie oven preserves and truly unlocks the flavor of any food. Available at: Sears.com for $113.
Keeping with the theme of entertaining without spending all your time in the kitchen, there’s a fantastic new company that delivers delicious homemade cake to your doorstep. And this isn’t like some cake that was made weeks ago with icing out of a can. Daisy Cakes is a company severing up slices of heaven for your mouth. This South Carolina bakery ships its world-famous cakes nationwide. These decadent desserts will leave a lasting impression with your guests and will no doubt have party goers asking for your recipe! Starting at $50 .
Moving from tasting great to looking great…most of us could use some help with our ‘summer glow’! If you’re looking for a way to save on the cost of skin care, the MicrodermMD kit by Trophy Skin is amazing. This is a portable skin care system that gently and effectively exfoliating the top 3-5 layers of outer dermis, removing dead skin and the soon-to-be dead skin beneath. This causes the rebirth of collagen and elastin, giving the skin a smooth and glowing appearance. Over time, these microdermabrasion treatments reduce fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and brown spots on the face and body. It takes only 5 minutes to get back that smooth, glowing, and youthful looking skin that is just below the surface!
Thinking of the ‘best of summer’ for your children or grandchildren: Flik Flops are fun and trendsetting LED light-up flip flops designed for kids! The unique lights on the outside of the flip flop ‘flicker’ with each step making them fun to wear and they provide added safety at night. These new styles were just released 2 weeks ago and are great for boys or girls.
Love this – a dad of three children was struggling with getting swim goggles that would fit well, wouldn’t pull hair and wouldn’t leak. He couldn’t find them so he created Frogglez – hassle-free, super comfortable, stylish and cool swim goggles! The creator is also a dentist, so he used his professional experience to design goggles that will stay on a child’s head. Don’t go to the pool without these!
When applying sunscreen this summer, get your own back! My Cabana Boy is a brilliant invention that makes it possible for you to put sunscreen on your back – no need to ask the person on the towel next to you! It’s ergonomically designed to maximize coverage so you hit your intended spots. It is compatible to all sunscreen spray bottle brands.
Parents and caregivers of babies have likely heard the FDA’s warnings about not putting sunscreen on newborns. UV Skinz has the perfect solution. These adorable sun jumpers, rompers and sunzies are certified UPF 50 plus, chlorine and salt resistant. It’s an easy and stylish way to protect your baby from the sun’s harmful rays!
Here’s something brand new – the Rolo Travel Bag is like a roll-up jewelry or cosmetic bag for clothes. Made by adventurer travelers, who wanted military grade mesh products so it is durable, easy organization and compact packing. From a weekend at grandma’s to the great outdoors, travel bags that make sense.
My favorite new thing to pack on a trip, and it’s also great for all those summer BBQs : when trying new foods, you sometimes have a queasy feeling in your stomach…perhaps it is reflux or acid indigestion. But if you’re like me, you don’t want to put more chemicals in your body! Gutsy Chewy Products are all natural and safe to soothe your belly! They contain a proprietary blend of nature’s heartburn remedies and enhance the body’s natural defense against reflux. Packaged in a small medicine-style bottle and made in the U.S.A., Gutsy Chewy will make you feel better…right away!
This is the perfect gift for the host or hostess, or that summer wedding you’re attending! A Southern California couple came up with this idea – instead of giving a generic bottle of wine as a gift, personalize it! Celebrate someone’s birthday, anniversary or any event with a custom bottle of wine from WineGreeting.com! Just select a delicious California Red or California Chardonnay, choose a label from a huge selection from WineGreeting.com and purchase an individual bottle for the host or hostess with a photo!