A blue, pink, and purple sunset seen through wild foliage. It's a magic moment in the garden. But it's when mosquitoes come out. Protect yourself with a mosquito-repellent Shoo for Good scarf or wrap.


The glorious sun, behind the western hills, Slowly, in gorgeous majesty, retires, Flooding the founts and forests, fields and rills, With the reflection of his golden fires. How beauteous all, how calm, how still!
June 16, 2020 — Christy Hobart
Kumquats growing on a shrub in a garden. Use them to make drinks and enjoy that drink while wearing a mosquito-repellent Shoo for Good wrap! Don't let bugs spoil the moment.

Kumquats and Cocktails

The kumquats have been spectacular this year! Not only are they cheerful, little orange balls set in leafy green trees, they’re tasty—and the world’s best, natural breath-fresheners. Our two potted trees...
June 14, 2020 — Christy Hobart
A woman carries goods across a field in Africa. Shoo for Good's partner, Nothing But Nets, helps fund protection for families at risk of malaria.

Fighting Malaria in a Pandemic

As the world continues to fight back against COVID-19, we can not take our foot off the gas pedal in finding an end to malaria for good. Such incredible progress in this fight is due to U.S. leadership through programs like the President’s Malaria Initiative and the Global Fund. Together, these programs go far beyond protecting the world’s most vulnerable from malaria, and with continued U.S. leadership, millions of lives can be saved from COVID-19 and malaria for years to come.

June 10, 2020 — Christy Hobart
Mosquitoes can breed in small, unexpected places, like this garden ornament. If you can't get rid of mosquitoes, wear a mosquito-repellent Shoo for Good shawl. Enjoy your time outside, bug-free.

Tips for a Mosquito-Free Garden

Your Shoo for Good wrap will keep you protected from mosquitoes but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to make our outdoor spaces inhospitable to pests. They can bite your dog, after all,...
June 07, 2020 — Christy Hobart
We may not be traveling but we can get away outside with a good book. Here, a book on a garden table.

Getting Away when we Can't Travel

We may dream of hopping on a plane to Rome, swimming in the clear blue waters of the Caribbean, or boarding a ship and cruising to Alaska, but chances are we’ll be sticking closer to home this summer.

That doesn’t mean we can’t escape.

Find a comfortable, shady spot in your backyard garden; under a tree or on a bench in a quiet park; or under an umbrella on a secluded stretch of beach. Drape your Shoo for Good wrap over your shoulders, grab a great book, and head outside.

May 31, 2020 — Christy Hobart
A healthcare worker stand at the entrance to a health center in the DRC. Shoo for Good's partner, Nothing But Nets, helps fund efforts here to fight malaria.

Malaria and COVID-19

Infectious diseases like malaria don’t disappear when there is a pandemic. Mosquitoes that transmit malaria don’t follow social distancing guidelines. The rainy season still comes, and the number of mosquitoes still increases. Those unlucky enough to be infected, still risk death.
May 27, 2020 — Christy Hobart
A young African girl smiles because her family received a bed net from efforts funded by Shoo for Good’s partner, Nothing But Nets. She and her family can sleep well without fear of being bitten by malaria-spreading mosquitoes.

Why start SHOO for Good?

Thanks to climate change, mosquitoes are now thriving in places they never had—like my Santa Monica garden—and upsetting life as we knew it. I wanted an easy solution that wasn’t ugly, sticky or smelly, and that didn’t require a shower at the end of the night. My solution: chic, mosquito-repellant wraps that we could throw on before going outside, pack easily for travels, and toss over our shoulders at outdoor parties or weddings. A soft, beautiful staple we’d take with us everywhere—just in case. It would allow us to enjoy the moment, bug-free, wherever we were.

April 20, 2020 — Christy Hobart