Are you ready, Novato? The sun is shining, the weather is rising and it’s officially summer! Kids are out of school, vacation plans are set and everyone is finding any excuse to spend some time in the sun. Luckily, local shop owners have everything you need to be prepared for the warm days ahead.
If you are fortunate enough to have your very own pool in your backyard, make sure you keep that pH balanced. Novato pool and spa specialist store Don Johnson’s Pool and Spa has over 40 years of experience and pride themselves on their quality service. Not only do they offer all the pool and spa supplies you need, but they understand that every pool is different and may require unique attention.
Once your pool is ready for some summer fun, treat the kids to some awesome pool toys. Five Little Monkeys carries the huge swan and donut floats that are all the rage, as well as water slides and mermaid tails. Give your little ones a chance to swim like a real mermaid this summer, or get super soaked sliding down your yard.
If you are trying to avoid the sun rays, but still want to have that summer glow, visit Island Glow Spray Tanning Bar downtown and get yourself a spray tan. The owner, Vonnell uses an all-natural product for a nice and even airbrush tan. While you’re there, make sure to check out the array of swimsuits and beachwear to complete your summer look. If you mention this article, you can even receive $5 off your first spray tan!
This beautiful summer weather is great for dinner parties and gatherings. Visit Sage Gallery on Grant Ave for the perfect farm-to-table decor for your home. They have other great accessories for Marin outings like Picnic by Ascot backpacks that carry all your picnic necessities and a matching case that perfectly fits a bottle of wine and two glasses. These and other items will help complete the perfect summer experience.
While all of these services and items are exciting, we can’t forget the most important thing. Sun protection! Running out of sunscreen on a balmy summer weekend is never fun. You can pick up natural products that nourish and protect your skin at Pharmaca or Whole Foods. The beauty and wellness staff will help you find the lotion that is perfect for your skin.
This summer is going to be a hot one. But attentive local businesses have you covered. When planning on soaking up the sun, save precious summer time by shopping locally.
Photo credit : Rich Maloy / used under Creative Commons 2.0 license.