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Six Staycation Necessities this Summer

Summer vacation may be looking a little different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but we’ve got some fun ways to spice up your staycation at home with a little help from some local Richmond businesses.  


lemon platter

A cute as a button melamine lemon platter from Ladles & Linens Kitchen Shoppe that can go from kitchen to backyard, or even to a picnic by the river without getting broken.

jugs of lemonade

Speaking of lemons, nothing says summer like a glass of ice-cold lemonade. Pick up a jug of Breezzy’s Lemonade (founded by an 11-year old entrepreneur!) at The Market at 25th.  

jars of Whitley's Virginia peanuts

Whether you’re snacking by the pool or need a finishing touch for a charcuterie board, Virginia peanuts from Whitley’s Peanuts are a summer must-have.  


unicorn yard sprinklerForget the pool, cool off this summer with a giant unicorn yard sprinkler from Little Nomad.

scoops of chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla ice cream

What’s summer without ice cream? Make sure to keep a pint or two of Gelati Celesti on hand to get you through the dog days of summer.

people pose with their personalized corn hole sets

Add a little fun, and perhaps some competition, to your backyard summer when you create your own custom DIY cornhole board at one of AR Workshop’s classes – the next cornhole workshop is on July 18.

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