photo: Sombrilla by Hollie & Harrie
Although we love the warmth of the sun, sometimes it is too much and we start looking for a shady area.
photo: Alysha Findley via Apartment Therapy
To enjoy a full day at the beach or to entertain friends a hot afternoon, you could built your own Bohemian beach tent, like this gorgeous one I saw on Apartment Therapy.
Photo: Love’n The Sun Orange $180 AUD by Hollie & Harrie
If you prefer to buy one, check out the nice Sombrilla by Hollie & Harrie. I do not know why the nicest patterns are exclusive models for Australia. It comes with everything including aluminum poles and a shoulder bag. I like the cheerful Love’n The Sun Orange.
photo: Martha Stewart
My last suggestion is to make your own cloth canopy. The hardest thing would be how to hang it; that depends of your space. Supplies that you may need are a grommet kit to punch sturdy holes into your fabric, tent poles or bamboo sticks, stout cord, and sturdy pegs. Make sure that you invite 3 friends to help you with the canopy installation. Head to Martha Stewart for more details.
Heather TJuly 6, 2012 at 08:55
LOVE that Sombrilla. That would be amazing even in our backyard, for the kids to play under. Much more stylish than a big ol’ umbrella.
Claire (Harrie)July 9, 2012 at 05:42
Hollie & Harrie here, I’m sorry the designs you love best are not available. They’re from our 2011 range and sold out in the USA last summer. The new designs have some fantastic improvements though and shipping is only $15! Love your blog, Hollie & Harrie xx Let the sun shine on…and save your skin!
KimJuly 9, 2012 at 17:29
Thank you, Claire, for the precision. I noticed that some models seem to have added features. These must be your latest models.
ClaireJuly 10, 2012 at 02:33
Yes, we made a few tweaks – the new Sombrillas now have lighter aluminium poles and a new carry bag so it’s easier to take to the beach. And we’re one step closer to being completely plastic-free with new steel tent pegs.
Thank you again, we’re thrilled you and your readers are fans.
P.S. We’re following you on Twitter now, so see you in the Twittersphere!
how2homeJuly 11, 2012 at 15:14
This is such a phenomenal idea! The pattern of these tens are so adorable too!