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Attend: The Lotus & Water Lily Festival at the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens. July 15-22. Free. 1550 Anacostia Ave. NE. nps.gov/keaq/index.htm

Send: A fashionable card by Christian Lacroix. Designer card, $4.98. Georgetown Emporium. 2613 P St. NW. georgetownemporium.com

Reach: For bubble tea instead of your usual afternoon coffee. Strawberry bubble tea, $4.50. Snap. 1062 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. 

Use: An oven mitt that celebrates the summer. Lobster oven mitt, $19.99. Home Rule. 1807 14th St. NW. homerule.com

Bring: This tote to the farmer’s market. Apolis partnered with Redeem to create this D.C.-branded bag. Market Bag by Apolis + Redeem, $68. Redeem. 1810 14th St. NW. redeemus.com