Metro Home: Our 5 Hot Picks for August, Adventure & Family

With summer coming to an exhausted end, we put together a short list of must-have products to make your home life a little easier, enjoyable and prepared for the back to school, back to work and back to whatever season.

Here are our top 5 picks.


Let us tell you about The Starling Project. It is a charitable home candle line that helps provide solar energy to impoverished communities around the world. Inspired by her work in Vietnam for UNICEF, where she is an active Next Generation member, Sterling McDavid left a career in finance as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. in the city to focus her energies on a meaningful solution to help the less fortunate. At only 28 years old and within her first year of launch, Sterling has already donated over $100,000 to UNICEF to fund a solar energy panel in Chad. We enjoy the tranquil scent of their Vanilla – Hemlock candle in the bath.

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It’s our latest discovery that every dry cleaner doesn’t want you to know about. Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus is the new iron, and will save you a great deal of time and money. Laundered and pressed shirts in the city cost close to $2.00 per shirt and blouses are more. All you need to do is spray your clothes, let them dry for a few minutes, and they are smooth and sleek. We tried it and it works beautifully.

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Matter of fact, the summer is ending, however we realize that weekend worriers are going to be heading out on adventures from Friday thru Sunday. The Adventure Medical Kits are a must have in every household. This month we chose their Ultra Light Water Tight Medical Kit. It’s perfect for outdoor athletes and includes everything from wound care to medication to heal bleeding and blisters.

For campers and hikers, we recommend their Survival Medic kit.

This kit includes more than shelter, fire and signaling but also first aid supplies. The kit weighs 4oz.

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Frogglez Goggles are the invention of a smart entrepreneur whose kids are water babies. As avid swimmers we were thrilled to finally find a set of goggles that fit correctly and are comfortable. For years many of us have struggled at the pool and beach with the traditional style goggles – they simply don’t fit properly and water gets in. Frogglez come in various styles but most importantly they are designed to fit comfortably so you are not fussing in the water to fix them and spend more time swimming like a barracuda or Michael Phelps.

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