It Bears Repeating…

Several years ago, I spent a good deal of money on a backyard patio, fireplace, and deck. It’s absolutely beautiful and it calls to me daily. Unfortunately, I and my youngest have been denied any enjoyment of the area by invaders…these bloodsucking invaders called mosquitoes.

It seems that mosquitoes have a type. Neither my husband, nor my three eldest boys are ever bothered by them. In stark contrast, my youngest and myself are often feasted upon, even when outdoor for mere minutes. As a result, I end up looking out at the yard longingly, avoiding venturing out.



This past weekend I had some extended family come to visit. They too were drawn to the beautiful spaces I created outside. Firepits and sofas begging to be lounged upon. Unfortunately, several of them suffered from the same fate as I do…bug bites were numerous, and the scratching was endless. That is until I remembered that my CBD creams always took the sting and the itch away from my son’s bites. I immediately fetched my Lord Jones Body Lotion and my Cannabliss Salve and set to rubbing them into everyone’s bites. Within minutes, the kids and adults alike stopped scratching. Everyone was happy. But unlike calamine lotion or other quick fixes, the itch never came back.


My cousins insisted we drive to Bellacara so they could buy this miracle product. In store, one of them had me put the Cannabliss salve on their bite. They had been itching it the entire drive to the store. After a few minutes of shopping I asked, “How does the bite feel?” “What?” “The bite?” “What bite?” “The one we put the salve on.” “Oh my gosh, I completely forgot. It doesn’t itch at all.” She then grabbed another box of the salve and put it on the counter.

I know I told you about this last year, but it’s easy to forget. It bears repeating. If mosquitoes love you, or anyone you love, you need some CBD lotion. Trust me, it’s a summertime essential.

Oh, and I’m having the yard sprayed. I tried to avoid it, but my little one needs to go outside every once in awhile without fear of attack. If he gets a bite here and there, I’ve got the solution. The holy grail of anti-itch products, my CBD salve.


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I have been a beauty junkie for what seems like forever, but before I did anything about it, I went to law school. (Yes, my life is a little like the reverse of Legally Blonde.) Then, I worked as a prosecutor in Sonoma County after which I moved to the DC area with my husband in ’97. I served as Majority Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee followed by a year-long stint at a lobbying firm. You get the picture. It was then that I decided to act on my dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Finding my favorite beauty products proved to be impossible without stepping foot in a mall–the horror. So, I decided to bring my favorites to Alexandria. A few trips to New York and a flight to France and Bellacara was born in March 2000.

Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, for more than 17 years Bellacara has been Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high end cosmetic, skincare and haircare products. At Bellacara you will find premiere beauty products that have been carefully edited by the store’s owner, Angela Sitilides, who personally tests all the products sold in store. The boutique carries only the best product lines – Kiehl’s, Jouer, Dr. Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Moroccan Oil, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, Smashbox, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, Dermalogica, Kevyn Aucoin, Kai, Child, St. Tropez, Smith and Cult, and many more.

1000 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


1 Comment

  1. Avatar Kathy Gaffney says:

    I am the same, and since doing the every 21 day sprays last few years, I can be outside and ENJOY my yard! Soooooo worth the money, I promise you.

    Kathy Gaffney

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