I first discovered Pare Umbrellas via Oh Joy and Oh Happy Day. I am seriously considering a purchase of the Sorbet style in Cantaloupe. Without a car, I can justify such an expensive purchase, especially since it will be used for transportation purposes. If I buy it, it will be the first umbrella I’ve ever owned. I grew up in one of the rainiest places on earth (Olympia) so not owning an umbrella used to be a source of pride. But, with all this walking, I will be happy to own one now. I better get on it because our rainy season is scheduled to begin SOON!