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We've got stories to tell. Stories about our products, our customers, and stories about casual living. Some are funny and informative. Some are exciting and thought provoking. Some might send you to other places on the net entirely. All we can do is hope you enjoy them, and learn a bit more about us.
  • Five Things You Need To Know About Outdoor Shade

    Five Things You Need To Know About Outdoor Shade

    The great thing about having shady areas around your home is that they provide instant relief from the hot summer sun. You can sit under a tree, or lounge underneath your favorite patio umbrella, or find that perfect spot on your garden wall that's nice, shady and cool. But how do you decorate a shady area? Despite some misconceptions, there's a lot of shade-loving plants with different foliage, colors and even flowers that bloom without much sunlight.

  • The Fabulous Sunbrella Umbrella

    The Fabulous Sunbrella Umbrella

    Umbrellas made from Sunbrella fabrics are a stand out. Not only is Sunbrella the most popular outdoor fabric in the United States, they are also becoming increasingly popular worldwide as the 'must-have' fabric for beauty and durability.

  • Pacifica Umbrellas - Premium Fabrics Without The Premium Price

    Pacifica Umbrellas - Premium Fabrics Without The Premium Price

    There is something about quality outdoor fabrics that can completely change the look and feel of a patio umbrella. For instance, Sunbrella Fabrics are the premiere brand in the outdoor market, so much so that patio umbrellas featuring them are called Sunbrella Umbrellas. Sometimes however, these fabrics can be a bit pricier than someone who is looking for the right umbrella can afford, even though they are great investments. That's why we where happy to introduce a new and exciting patio umbrella fabric developed by our manufacturing partners California Umbrella called Pacifica.

  • How to Keep Your Cool When Temperatures Rise

    How to Keep Your Cool When Temperatures Rise

    There’s no doubt that the United States is a nation addicted to air-conditioning. Since the late 1940’s, when window units became available to the mass market, A/C’s have become standard equipment for modern existence. It’s almost impossible to imagine summertime without the constant hum of the condenser fan in the background. But unless you want to watch the summer season slip away from behind a window in your climate-controlled home, it’s important to find natural ways to beat the heat and get outdoors. Here are some factors that can help you keep your cool on the hottest summer days.

  • 7 Reasons to Invest in Patio Umbrellas

    7 Reasons to Invest in Patio Umbrellas

    Have you ever sat in the direct sun for a long lunch? It can be torture on hot days. You could be at home or at your local restaurant, and a outdoor umbrella can make the difference between having a nice day and feeling like you are being roasted for lunch.  Here are some really great reasons you should invest in a good patio umbrella.

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