Shady Lady

We are having a scorcher today in the beautiful Hawke's Bay. I love being outdoors, but I am not a sun worshiper, I will always look for a nice shady spot. Because I married a beach-loving, surfer guy, and we have produced three little water babies, I have to spend a fair bit of time at the beach. But look at these cool ideas for enjoying the outdoors while still staying covered...

The Hollie & Harrie Sombrilla provides you with very stylish sun protection big enough for your whole family. Not only great at the beach, but also as a cubby in the backyard, or take them camping. When you've finished it folds up into a yoga mat-sized roll.

And how about this daybed by Gandia Blasco. It has a solid metal frame with white adjustable curtains. I do like the idea of being carried out to the beach by four gorgeous men! But if you don't want to carry it around, it would look amazing next to your pool.

If you're wanting to relax at home, Coastal Design, here in New Zealand, have a fantastic range of outdoor furniture. I have my eye on a few pieces to replace our old furniture in our new patio area and deck.