I call forth the return of the parasol! New to Houston? Living in a sunny area where the heat will be painful this summer? Make a parasol or lightweight umbrella your new accessory. I rarely use umbrellas for rain as I’m often able to jet into a building or car without the hassle being worth the delay in the water, but I consider some cover an essential for a Houston summer! Waiting for a ride, hiking across a huge parking lot, walking across campus for a library trip — it’s nearly unbearable in the humid heat here, especially if dressed in professional clothing.
Add a simple umbrella – take the shade with you.
It’s an urban survival maneuver!
And … Personally, I think it’s rather charming. It always has been.
– And I’m not the only one who is sporting a parasol! Check out these great urban covers!