We just came back from a weekend in Napa and got a glimpse of what summer will be like: clear blue skies, fruity smoothies, crispy calamari and pool-side hangouts. The only draw-back? Mosquitos. With summer coming up and all the outdoor festivities, it's definitely worth investing in some natural bug deterrents.
Neither the smell nor the touch of bug repellent is very appetizing, so I try to scout out other options like: bug repellent stickers, incense or this very cute contraption: a ceramic bug catcher: hang this on a tree or place it on a table and fill the container with sugar water which attracts the insects into it from the bottom and keeps them away from your skin. Available at SmithandHawken.com.