Little Luxuries – A stylish, well-made umbrella
Since it is now allegedly spring (although it definitely snowed more than it rained in Toronto yesterday, so I have my doubts), it’s time to pull out an April staple I’m surely be putting to good use in the next few weeks, the bumbershoot.
After numerous Charlie Chaplin-esque adventures with cheap, crummily-made umbrellas turning inside-out and all but dissolving at the first hint of rain over the years, I finally treated myself to the little luxury of a really well-made umbrella (or four).
I have a lovely one from The (oh-so-charming) Umbrella Shop on Granville island in Vancouver that wins my award for most useful souvenir ever and another by Fulton that I picked up at Outer Layer, here in Toronto.
Both are lightweight and properly engineered to withstand wind and even, (gasp!) rain. And both fold up to fit neatly into my purse.
Oh, and they’re adorable, to boot!
Do you guys put any thought into your umbrella purchases, or do you think I’m a 90-year-old for caring so much about rain protection?