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WGN Chicago - Hacks For A Carefree Summer!

Updated: Sep 18, 2023

With warmer temps and longer days, summer is upon us, which means it’s time to stock up on great summer products. Our very own Kelly chatted with WGN Chicago to tell us about the season's must-haves.

Nashville’s Whiskey Hound

From burgers to pulled pork to avocado toast, take your favorite summer bites to the next level with the spirit-infused products from Nashville’s Whiskey Hound! Nashville’s Whiskey Hound stands apart thanks to their use of locally sourced spirits that imbue an authentic taste to their sauces, rubs, salts, and snacks.

  • All products are made with Tennessee Whiskey, Bourbon, Rye, Rum, Tequila and Gin

  • Offer BBQ Sauces, salts, rubs, and snacks

  • Locally sourced spirits create an authentic taste

  • Small-batch, handmade products

  • High-quality, real food ingredients

Price: Starting at $11.99

Bootleg Bath

Find your summer-inspired bath products at San Francisco’s Bootleg Bath. Juicy citrus, delicate florals, and woodsy sandalwood are just a few of the scents from this line of ethically and sustainably sourced soaps, shampoos, candles, and more. Each product is inspired by the ingredients behind Prohibition’s most memorable cocktails and crafted with organic, natural ingredients.

  • Cocktail-inspired products are all handcrafted in the USA.

  • All ingredients are ethically and sustainably sourced.

  • Palm Oil-Free, Phthalate-Free, Sulphate-Free, Cruelty-Free

  • Environmentally friendly using carbon-neutral shipping in recyclable or reusable packaging.

Price: Starting at $9.95

Watex Green Living - Mobile Green Wall

Nature and innovation intertwine effortlessly with the Mobile Green Wall from Watex. Your space-saving solution for homegrown veggies and herbs that you can easily move around your home or patio, ensuring they get the perfect amount of sunlight. Whether your plan is to create a herbal wall, a full-on family garden, or simply add some color to your space with florals, this easy-to-install, DIY planter system is sure to complement any home.

  • BPA FREE Planters

  • Made with first-grade recycled plastic

  • Safe for growing edible plants

  • Rust free

  • Ideal for herbs, salad greens, berries, succulents

Price: Starting at $120

Wash Yo Self

No time for a shower after killing it at the gym this morning? Looking for a quick and easy way to spruce up after a long flight or day of sightseeing? Give yourself a clean, cool, refreshing boost when time is at a premium with Wash Yo Self’s Face + Body Wipes!

These single-use, moist, cleansing towelettes are infused with soothing witch hazel and aloe vera to rinse away your sweat and grime in a snap.

  • Perfect for quickly cleansing away dirt and sweat on-the-go

  • No rinse required

  • Infused with aloe vera and witch hazel

  • Free of fragrance, parabens, and oil

  • Wipes measure 9” x 10”

  • Individually wrapped

  • Small enough to slip into a gym bag, purse, or pocket

  • Made in the USA!

Price: Starting at $9.99/pack of 10


Urinary incontinence affects 1 in 3 women, yet many women forgo treatment because of the invasiveness and inconvenience of available solutions. Elidah’s ELITONE is a first-of-its-kind, external pelvic stimulator that will treat your bladder leaks with easy, effective muscle stimulation for just 20 minutes a day. An easy and effective way to feel drier every day.

  • Effective – 85% Pad-Use reduction

  • Noninvasive – No “icky” vaginal probe

  • Convenient – Use at home while doing other tasks

  • Discreet – Worn under your clothess

  • Easy to Use – Kegels can be hard to do correctly

  • Comfortable – Flexible and thin, gentle

Price: Starting at $399


For your summer travel check out the CONMIGO ULTI Messenger bag. A travel bag that blends functionality with innovation and design. A lightweight, TSA compliant bag with safety features, seat cushion, and a detachable portfolio for your electronics making your summer travel easier and safer.

  • Multi-purpose built-in pad to comfort your back and bum

  • Lightweight (3.7 pounds)

  • TSA-approved electronics sleeve holds up to a 13″ device. Never separated from bag

  • Main compartment accepts up to a 17# laptop

  • Under-seat size compliant

  • Durable, water-resistant ballistic nylons shell, easy-to-clean polyester lining

  • Lifetime warranty

  • 2 bags in one. Quickly converts from a cross-body bag to a classic briefcase

  • Minority/Women-owned company

Price: $98.00

City Loo

The City Loo has a mission to make pet ownership more convenient without compromising personal style. Their dog & cat potty is a chic and hassle-free way to ensure your pet’s potty needs are taken care of while keeping your indoor potty area discreet, sanitary, and safe for both you and your pet.

  • Hassle-free

  • Dry, Sanitary, and Discreet

  • Modern design

  • Premium quality

  • Can be used with, potty pads, potty grass, litter box, and more

  • Designed for indoor or outdoor use

Price: $349

LANG - TheWell

Needing to quench your thirst as the weather heats up but you don't like the taste of tap water and also don't want to add to the plastic problem? Say goodbye to single use plastics and hello to water that tastes like it's fresh from an Alpine spring with TheWell from Swiss brand LANG! This 3 step filtration system purifies your tap water and then remineralizes it with all the essential salts, minerals, and flavors your body needs to thrive. They even offers flavored lemon water packs so you can instantly prepare a delicious alternative whenever the mood strikes!

  • Uses reverse osmosis to remove sediment, odors, flavors, and harmful particulates

  • Adds back a balanced blend of healthy, natural minerals!

  • Delivers fresh, great-tasting water with the push of a button

  • Crafted from all-natural ingredients

  • NO sodium

  • Free of microplastics

  • Filters 1L in less than 4 minutes!

  • Fill a 1.5L jar or a single cup at a time

  • Simply plug it in and go

  • NO single-use capsules for the minerals and flavors

Price: $349.90

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