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National Umbrella Day – February 10, 2018

Umbrella Day

February tenth is one of those supercalifragilisticexpialidocious kinds of days. One of those singing in the rain kinds of days. What are we talking about? National Umbrella Day, of course!

Initially created to provide protection from the sun, it was the Chinese that first waterproofed umbrellas for use in the rain. They waxed and lacquered their paper parasols to protect them from precipitation.

The first of all umbrella shops was called “James Smith and Sons”. The shop opened in 1830 and is still located at 53 New Oxford Street, London, England.

Whether for shade or rain, umbrellas have come a long way since their invention over 4 thousand years ago.

Outside in Style carries some of the finest patio umbrellas in the world from top brands like Tuuci, and Treasure Garden.

Tuuci makes 9 different umbrella designs that will make you rethink your current patio choice.

For over 20 years Tuuci has been creating the most innovative, unique and stylish shade platforms in the industry. Founded with a passion by Dougan Clarke, Tuuci was born from the marine industry. This means every single parasol, lounge and cabana we create has been meticulously engineered to perform without question, in any environment. Beyond simply performing, they also turn heads as Tuuci products are built with an unparalleled sense of style and design not seen anywhere else in the world.

Treasure Garden

Since 1984, Treasure Garden has built a reputation of leadership by producing top quality, custom-made, handcrafted umbrellas. Combining advanced technology with the latest color and fabric trends, they continue to enhance their products and their performance every year. They are committed to providing the largest and most innovative selection of shade solutions to suit all your needs and include umbrella lighting and furniture cover protection.

Types of Umbrellas

As the sun moves, the angle changes the projection of the shade. This can be a hassle. You don’t want to play musical chairs and have everyone rearrange their seats every 30 minutes just to remain in the shade. Bright idea, move the umbrella instead of the party! A tilting patio umbrella lets you adjust the angle of the umbrella. They’re definitely worth the investment.

Cantilever patio umbrellas are similar to tiling umbrellas, but they offer an increased range of motion. They are the deluxe version when it comes to patio umbrellas. Cantilever umbrellas are the commercial models used to furnish Five Star Hotels. They are extremely sturdy and capable of handling anything that Mother Nature can throw at it. Cantilever umbrellas offer full functionality, allowing you to move your umbrella up and down and side to side.

There are table and free-standing umbrellas as well. These work great for shading your poolside lunch, and some now come with built-in lighting to add some wow to your evening.

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