Halloween 2019: The Best Cities


  Halloween’s origin is a distance apart from the trick or treating and pumpkins we now associate it with. Although now the 31st October is a constant in the social calendar, Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, pronounced sow-in, during the 8th Century.   The Celtic new year began on 1st November,…

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Introducing: Karhu Cross-Country Ski Pack 2

Karhu Cross Country Ski Pack 2 at Parasol Store

Karhu’s connection with the snow takes us all the way back to Helsinki, 1916, where a small workshop turned birch into winter transport and the first Karhu ski’s were made. To celebrate the brands heritage, Karhu launch the Cross-Country Ski Pack 2. Parasol Store are lucky enough to stock two new Aria 95’s from the…

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Sebago x Pendleton: The Collaboration

Sebago x Pendleton at Parasol Store

Sebago’s love for deck shoes and Pendleton Woollen Mill’s fine craftsmanship dating back to 1863 makes a fine collaboration. Two of Parasol Store’s most loved brands have teamed up to create a new style, touching on Pendleton’s Native American roots to re-work Sebago’s original Seneca and Tatanka boots and introduce new premium wool blankets from…

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Say Aloha to Kona


 If you picture the dream life, owning a craft brewery on Hawaii’s Big Island would not be too far away from many people’s minds. Founded in 1994 by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa, Kona Brewing Company is almost exactly what you have pictured in your head. Whether you would put up…

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Porto In The Autumn


The long days of summer are now behind us, but the longing for wanderlust remains throughout the autumn and winter months. Apart from the hardened outdoor specialist, the natural option for most is to take in the cultural sights on a city break. Porto is a perfect city for the transition from the summer days…

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The San Fran Six – Must Do’s In San Francisco

The San Francisco Six at Parasol Store

Although San Francisco is only the fourth largest city in California (Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose are bigger if you are interested), in many people’s eyes it is the west coast’s most spectacular. Boasting breathtaking views and unique architecture, the city also has an abundance of must do things for anyone that visits….

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Food Halls of the World


The food hall is a phenomenon that the North West of England is becoming increasingly familiar with. Ignited by the transformation of Altrincham market and its younger sister Mackie Mayor in Manchester, the concept has spread to Liverpool in the form of the iconic Baltic market and the newly launched Duke Street Market. However, Parasol…

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The World’s Most Unique Hotels

  GIRAFFE MANOR – Nairobi. Kenya An exclusive boutique hotel set in 12 acres of private land; Giraffe Manor is one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings. Gaining acclaim with European visitors on Safari trips since the 1930’s, the stately building boasts an elegant interior, vast gardens, quaint courtyards and all in all a breath-taking setting….

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Bellroy – The Best Choice for Father’s Day 2019


Every piece that Bellroy create has been designed with simplicity in mind, helping you get the best out of your everyday carry. If it can be carried, they want to help you find a better way to do it, making their range ideal for gifting. Using quality, environmentally certified leathers, you can get Dad a…

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Sustainable Bottles – do your bit for the planet in style.


At a time where the effort to end single-use plastic is accelerating, sustainability is sure to be the hot topic of 2019 and here at Parasol we’re proud to stock brands that are working hard to transform the way we, as consumers, can do our bit for the planet. Whether you want something to keep…

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The Mephisto Rainbow – Made For The Modern Traveller


Here at Parasol Store we strive to bring you the best in the business when it comes to luxury travel gear and our most recent addition to the range, Mephisto, is no exception to this. Martin Michaeli founded Mephisto in 1965 and the brand have been revolutionising the casual shoe ever since.   The Rainbow…

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Parasol’s Top Picks for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has crept up on us this year and after what seemed like a year of experimenting with #DryJan and ‘Veganuary’, some of you have only just returned to reality after the busy festive period and might find yourself rushing around trying to find the perfect gift for that special someone. If that’s you,…

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