Umbrellas-The most underrated accessory?
When I was young, one of my most favorite books was Umbrella, the Caldecott Honor book by Taro Yashima. The beautiful book is the story of Momo, a little girl living in NYC who is simply desperate for a rainy day so she can use her new umbrella. The illustrations in the book are amazing and I adored the sound the raindrops made as they hit Momo's umbrella, as she heard it ("bon polo, bon polo, bolo, bolo, bon polo"). I was thinking of Momo today...because it's miserably rainy up here. I hate the rain. But I do love umbrellas...mostly because of this book. My first umbrella was pale blue with a wooden handle and I thought it was beautiful. I have always admired gorgeous ones and have had so many over the years, I've lost count. My favorite these days are JCrew's. Sturdy (it has to be, to survive a Rochester season) and beautiful (I have a pink paisley pattern and one with a cool book pattern), my JCrew umbrellas just make me happy because they do it all.
Le Sport Sac has some fab mini-umbrellas now too. I'm telling you...not hating the rain is 100% dependent on having an awesome umbrella :)
Posted by Katiep at Tuesday, March 23, 2010