Ocean Master Roman valance umbrella, $1,931, by TUUCI for RH; Trousdale chaise, $1,195, chaise cushion in white Perennials performance linen with black contrast piping, from $525, Perennials Palm Beach banded stripe lumbar pillow cover, $73, Amalfi beach towel, $69; all at RH, Palo Alto
While it’s unlikely that seeking a shady spot during75-mile-per-hour or higher winds is a top thought, RH’s new collection by Miami-based umbrella brand TUUCI (The Ultimate Umbrella Company Inc.) will stand strong. Built to meet Miami-Dade County regulations implemented after Hurricane Andrew in 1992, this umbrella can take on hurricanes and the high seas—and even the heavy fog and high winds of a San Francisco summer. But don’t let its romantic Roman key valance fool you—its strength of design doesn’t stop there. Inspired by the luxury racing yachts zooming along the Hudson River this month at SailGP in New York (the new sailing league founded by tech billionaire Larry Ellison and five-time America’s Cup winner Russell Coutts), the marine-grade quality umbrella features an auto-pulley lift system, stainless steel hardware, and aluminum ribs for durability and ease of use. Rest assured, your umbrella isn’t going anywhere.
Originally published in the June issue of Silicon Valley