there is something lovely about umbrellas, they are such a simple classic design that has never changed through the ages…. there is the beautiful umbrella shop, James Smith and Sons, that Robert always insists on buying his umbrellas from and then there are parasols that are for gardens. my friend Jac had this really enchanting parasol in her house in Sardinia, which is an art piece in itself. not sure where she bought hers from, but I know that she brought it out from the UK. but somebody recommended this company, sunbeam jackie. and they have some really beautiful ones but they really are a super luxury item – there must be something more affordable on the market similar to this. I managed to find these Indian embroidered ones, but not as beautiful as the others.