All The Food, Drink, & Home Products We Tried & Loved In June

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After spending the vast majority of our time at home, R29's collective household product game is pretty sophisticated. At least once a week, we get into a long Slack conversation about some cool new item that's been absolutely saving or changing or elevating our lives. So we decided to share the wealth.

This month, we're all about the drinks and decor that are helping us embrace summer's hot and happy energy. Swipe through for our top picks.

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<h2>Blood Orange Onda Tequila Seltzer</h2><br>"I've loved Onda since the first time I tasted their original flavor line, but this time, they've truly outdone themselves. With the blood orange flavor, the Shay Mitchell-run tequila seltzer company created what can only be celebrated as the greatest blood orange drink on the market. Yes, I said it, <em>the best.</em> It's tart, not too sweet or overpowering, and pairs perfectly with tequila. They also did a very good job creating a flavor that tastes like an actual blood orange — a feat not many can claim. And for under $3 a can, catch me drinking these all summer long." <em>— Hannah Rimm, Associate Editor, Money Diaries</em><br><br><strong>Onda</strong> Blood Orange Sparkling Tequila 24-pack, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fdrinkonda.com%2Fcollections%2Fsparkling-tequila" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Onda" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Onda</a>

Blood Orange Onda Tequila Seltzer


"I've loved Onda since the first time I tasted their original flavor line, but this time, they've truly outdone themselves. With the blood orange flavor, the Shay Mitchell-run tequila seltzer company created what can only be celebrated as the greatest blood orange drink on the market. Yes, I said it, the best. It's tart, not too sweet or overpowering, and pairs perfectly with tequila. They also did a very good job creating a flavor that tastes like an actual blood orange — a feat not many can claim. And for under $3 a can, catch me drinking these all summer long." — Hannah Rimm, Associate Editor, Money Diaries

Onda Blood Orange Sparkling Tequila 24-pack, $, available at Onda
<h2>Nest Wifi Router</h2><br>"Okay, maybe this makes me lame or <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/05/10462977/what-is-cheugy" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:cheugy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">cheugy</a> or whatever, but I stan my wifi router. After over a year of pandemic-enforced work from home, I have grown to appreciate and love my actual functioning internet more than ever before. For the last two years of living in my current apartment, I've suffered through constant internet outages and very slow buffering times. I always chalked it up to Brooklyn and my internet company, but then I was gifted a Nest Wifi Router and I discovered I was so very wrong. Now my internet runs faster than I know what to do with, and I can have second router right next to my desk so I'm no longer the always-blurry square on the Zoom call. Call me dramatic, but I just love my wifi router so much." <em>— HR</em><br><br><strong>Nest</strong> Nest Wifi, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fstore.google.com%2Fus%2Fproduct%2Fnest_wifi%3Fhl%3Den-US" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Google Store" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Google Store</a>

Nest Wifi Router


"Okay, maybe this makes me lame or cheugy or whatever, but I stan my wifi router. After over a year of pandemic-enforced work from home, I have grown to appreciate and love my actual functioning internet more than ever before. For the last two years of living in my current apartment, I've suffered through constant internet outages and very slow buffering times. I always chalked it up to Brooklyn and my internet company, but then I was gifted a Nest Wifi Router and I discovered I was so very wrong. Now my internet runs faster than I know what to do with, and I can have second router right next to my desk so I'm no longer the always-blurry square on the Zoom call. Call me dramatic, but I just love my wifi router so much." — HR

Nest Nest Wifi, $, available at Google Store
<h3>Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Coffee Maker<br></h3><br>"I received this as a gift, and expected it to be tricky to use, so I let it sit in its box under my sink for months before finally deciding to try it out. When I finally did use it, I quickly learned that I was wrong — it couldn't be simpler. You fill the bottom part with water, and the filter with espresso grounds, then place the whole thing on the stovetop until the espresso burbles up into the kettle. I haven't put it back under the sink since I made my first cappuccino. (Mine is a three-cup style; you can find them in one-, three-, six-, nine-, and 12-cup sizes.)" — <em>Mirel Zaman, Deputy Director of Lifestyle, Wellbeing, & Social issues </em><br><br><strong>Bialetti</strong> Bialetti Express Moka Pot, 6 -Cup, Aluminum Silver, $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Bialetti-06800-stove-coffee-Aluminum/dp/B000CNY6UK/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Coffee Maker


"I received this as a gift, and expected it to be tricky to use, so I let it sit in its box under my sink for months before finally deciding to try it out. When I finally did use it, I quickly learned that I was wrong — it couldn't be simpler. You fill the bottom part with water, and the filter with espresso grounds, then place the whole thing on the stovetop until the espresso burbles up into the kettle. I haven't put it back under the sink since I made my first cappuccino. (Mine is a three-cup style; you can find them in one-, three-, six-, nine-, and 12-cup sizes.)" — Mirel Zaman, Deputy Director of Lifestyle, Wellbeing, & Social issues

Bialetti Bialetti Express Moka Pot, 6 -Cup, Aluminum Silver, $, available at Amazon
<h2>Lime Green Wavy Mirror</h2><br>"I just moved into a new apartment last month and have slowly but surely been decorating it. I've been seeing these funky mirrors everywhere and finally decided to snag one of my own to prop up on my nightstand. It shipped quickly, the quality is great, and the seller answered my questions in a timely manner — it also adds some character to my otherwise boring white room!" <em>— Elizabeth Gulino, Health & Wellness Writer </em><br><br><strong>YeshiX2</strong> Lime Green Wavy Mirror, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F990989777%2Fwavy-mirror-cloud-mirror-lime-green" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>

Lime Green Wavy Mirror


"I just moved into a new apartment last month and have slowly but surely been decorating it. I've been seeing these funky mirrors everywhere and finally decided to snag one of my own to prop up on my nightstand. It shipped quickly, the quality is great, and the seller answered my questions in a timely manner — it also adds some character to my otherwise boring white room!" — Elizabeth Gulino, Health & Wellness Writer

YeshiX2 Lime Green Wavy Mirror, $, available at Etsy
<h2>Blush Artificial Tulips</h2><br>"I love having flowers and plants around, but my apartment doesn't get much sunlight — and tbh, the thought of buying a new bouquet each week feels like a lot of work (and money). This fake bundle of tulips from Amazon looks super cute on my dresser and they're great quality for the price." — <em>EG</em><br><br><strong>Mandy's</strong> Blush Artificial Tulips, $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L49TY64" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Blush Artificial Tulips


"I love having flowers and plants around, but my apartment doesn't get much sunlight — and tbh, the thought of buying a new bouquet each week feels like a lot of work (and money). This fake bundle of tulips from Amazon looks super cute on my dresser and they're great quality for the price." — EG

Mandy's Blush Artificial Tulips, $, available at Amazon
<h3>Nambé Sugar Spoon</h3><br>"I don't know why eating ice cream with a tiny spoon is so satisfying, but it is. And this spoon is especially delightful, because it's nicely curved, with no rough or thin edges. Full disclosure, this spoon came into my life as part of a full utensil set. But you can find singles, and if you don't already have a small spoon, I highly recommend picking one up." — <em>MZ</em> <br><br><strong>Nambé</strong> Nambé Sugar Spoon, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.silversuperstore.com%2FSugar-Spoon%2Fproductinfo%2FN46-SUG%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Silver Superstore" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Silver Superstore</a>

Nambé Sugar Spoon


"I don't know why eating ice cream with a tiny spoon is so satisfying, but it is. And this spoon is especially delightful, because it's nicely curved, with no rough or thin edges. Full disclosure, this spoon came into my life as part of a full utensil set. But you can find singles, and if you don't already have a small spoon, I highly recommend picking one up." — MZ

Nambé Nambé Sugar Spoon, $, available at Silver Superstore

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