Meet Us at the R + T Trade Fair

CARAVITA Big Ben Parasol with light and heating
See parasol Big Ben at the R + T Trade Fair in Spring 2018

From 27th February until 3rd March we will exhibit our most popular sun shades and sun sails at one of the world’s leading trade fairs for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems.

One of the bestsellers that you will be able to experience live is commercal parasol Big Ben. It was was created especially for the requirements of hospitality and contract business. No compromises when it comes to quick and easy operation, versatile options and accessories as well as its robust construction. Offering spacious coverage for multiple table settings and several seating groupings, the Big Ben commercial parasol is the perfect resort or restaurant shade solution. With a diameter width expanding up to 7m the Big Ben becomes a fixture in any setting.

The optional fitting with lights and heaters makes Big Ben one of the most popular choices for hospitality businesses. Therefore we will demonstrate how our strut lights Elegance as well as our SOLAMAGIC heaters can be attached and operated.

As part of our Big Ben collection, we will also present our newest parasol, Big Ben Freestyle, which was introduced in 2017. This new parasol allows customers to freely choose the form and size of their sun shade, creating unique shading solutions for spaces that require a highly customized parasol.

Parasol Supremo boasts the clever Easy-Lift-Balance-System, opening smoother and faster than other parasols. Two sets of struts provide extraordinary durability and enable impressive sizes of up to Ø6m! Whether used in the hospitality sector, at the pool, in the garden, on the terrace or in kindergartens and other public facilities – Supremo is always a great choice. Convince yourself of its advantages at the R + T trade fair.

The fourth parasol CARAVITA will exhibit is the cantilever umbrella Amalfi. Its clever construction creates even more room for tables and chairs and ensures that the shaded area does not wander as the parasol can be rotated by 360°.

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Would you like to get to know our products or are you already a CARAVITA fan who wants to discover our newest parasols? Meet us at the R + T Trade Fair in Stuttgart in hall 6 stall C12!

Merry Christmas from CARAVITA

Red Christmas Bauble Christmas Wishes

Dear Customers,

We hope you had a good year and wish you and your families all the best for the holidays.

As a small thank-you for your good cooperation, we want to tell you about our secret office Christmas punch recipe. Countless cups of this tasty mixture have put the whole CARAVITA Team in a festive mood in the past weeks and we hope it does the same for you – maybe at a Christmas party with your friends and family? For a special atmosphere, drink the hot punch outside in the snow, admiring your neighbours holiday decoration. We are sure it will give you that special cozy Christmas Market feeling…

For 4 servings you need:

500 ml apple juice

250 ml red grape juice

250 ml red fruit tea

1 organic orange

1 cinnamon stick

8 cloves

Sugar or honey to taste

Combine the apple juice, grape juice, tea and spices in a pot and heat the mixture on a medium temperature. Half the orange and add the juice and peel of the first half. Cut the rest into slices to decorate your punch later. Leave everything to steep for 10 – 15 Minutes on a low temperature. If desired you can sweeten the punch with sugar or honey. Pour into four cups and garnish with the orange slices.

CARAVITA Team Christmas Postcard

The whole CARAVITA Team wishes you a festive and relaxing holiday and a good start to the new year. We look forward to continuing to work with you in 2018.

The “Ratskeller“ in Munich – A Restaurant that Celebrates its Tradition and Splendid Interior

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Its central location at the Munich Marienplatz is the first but certainly not the last reason why countless tourists visit the Ratskeller every day. Ratskeller translates to “cellar of the city hall” and indeed that is where the restaurant is situated. As Munich had started to grow rapidly in the 19th century, a new city hall was needed. The building plans from 1867 specified that the cellar should be a vast public house. The idea was quickly put into action and the building opened its gates in 1874.

Back then the public house already consisted of a maze of six connected vaults. Ceilings and walls were decorated with paintings and sculptures that tell the history of Munich and the almost sacred tradition of beer drinking – needless to say that both are intricately connected. As a result, many of the artworks are rather humorous and elevate the simple beverage to an object of cultural heritage.

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However, not only the curious decor of the Ratskeller may leave one wondering, but also the prices of drinks and meals when the traditional public house first opened. According to the official website, a litre of beer was 26 pennies. A quick conversion shows that prices have risen by almost 8000 % when considering that a “Maß” cost 10 Euros at the 2017 Oktoberfest! This increase is proof that beer must be one of the most popular drinks in this corner of the world and its fans think it is worth every cent.

Since its opening, the Ratskeller has been expanded and renovated several times. Next to the six original vaults, it now spans an even greater network of rooms and halls and has turned into a true underground labyrinth. Both Munich residents and foreign visitors look around in awe when being led to their table trough long corridors, past half hidden alcoves and great halls. One of these rooms, the “Sumpf”, has the flair of the Far East with its intricately painted arches. In contrast, the “Bacchuskeller” offers a typical Bavarian atmosphere that will leave you hungry for the region’s rustic cuisine.

On a culinary level, the Ratskeller will fulfill almost any desire. Besides traditional German delicacies the menu offers a range of dishes that take inspiration from cuisines around the world. Guests who do not want to spend a sunny day below ground can sit in the impressive courtyard of the restaurant, called the “Prunkhof”. Surrounded by the towering gothic walls and windows of the Ratskeller, one can escape the tourist hubbub for an afternoon here. The main feature of the courtyard is a spiral staircase and its decoration. Figures of stone tell of the different stages of life. Sitting under gloriously bright CARAVITA Primavera sunshades one can join in on one of Munich’s most popular pastimes: watching people go past and in turn being watched enjoying a coffee or piece of cake.

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The Caravita parasols in the “Prunkhof” of the Ratskeller are Primavera Premium round Ø 2 m, frame RAL 9016 white, canopy Acrylic U707, trim strip bordeaux E404, floating valance, bendable.

TEMPOTESTSTAR FR – The all-round solution for fire resistant sun protection

To follow fire safety regulations is of great significance in all kind of gathering places. Fire resistant sun protection can be a particularly challenging topic for restaurant owners, trade show exhibitors, event managers and many more. But also in the private sector fire protection gets more and more important.

The fabric collection of low flammability TEMPOTESTSTAR FR made by PÀRA is a reliable possibility. It is labeled with the renowned fire protection class B1.

The fabric collection is available for the CARAVITA parasols Primus, Samara, Supremo, Big Ben, Amalfi, Belvedere  as well as for Home Comfort sun sails. TEMPOTESTSTAR FR is available in many different colours.

Fire resistant sun protection has never been so easy – TEMPOTESTSTAR FR made by PÀRA is the ultimate all-round solution for reliable fire protection.

Escape winters fury

Many Europeans escape harshness of winters cold temperatures and seek refuge in warmer climates. Sometimes that brings them to the Americas..

Enjoy a leisurely stroll, relax and get to know the locals..

Beauty is found in the most natural of elements

Flora and fauna inspire us.

Pelicans fly naturally above.

Nature in its rarest form

Vibrancy and color

there is still beauty in form

Something so beautiful yet still so dangerous

Mussels, washed up on driftwood, fascinating

In the blink of an eye, sunset calls us to rest

Everyday could be like this

Caravita Reflects

Tonight Caravita we will be joining The Spa at the Charleston Place Hotel’s “I Will Reflect” campaign at the River Dogs game at 7:00 p.m. We will be sponsoring one of our Riviera collection’s large white umbrellas at a table with “I Will Reflect.” The “I Will Reflect” campaign has partnered with MUSC  in  attempt to promote melanoma awareness in the Charleston area. They will be selling “I Will Reflect” bracelets which glow when exposed to the sun’s UV rays, reminding their wearers to apply sunscreen and seek shade between the hours from 10a.m. and 4p.m. Caravita umbrellas’ Dickson Constant fabric is developed with a water resistant and UV protectant, ideal for protecting its owners from harmful UV rays. If you are free tonight please join us under our large white umbrella!