We fell in love with Sunbeam Jackie when staying with friends; purveyors of the prettiest parasols in the land. Handmade in Cornwall using vintage fabrics including Liberty prints, William Morris, Barbara Brown, Sanderson, Marimekko and Designers Guild, they’re works of art in their own right. This makes sense when you learn that they’re made by artists’ Katy and Charlie Napier, a husband-and-wife duo who run the company from a 12th century grain store near Penzance. Properly made (and with a price tag to match), we’re coveting these exquisite sunny parasols for our garden this August.
Go bespoke and create your own design, or buy one from their collection like this Rio, £2,150 at Sunbeam Jackie: