Caravita Reflects Part II

Our Riviera at the I Will Reflect table during the River Dogs game.

Next Saturday, May 29th at 7:00, Caravita will be joining The Spa at the Charleston Place Hotel’s I Will Reflect campaign once again at the Charleston Battery soccer game on Daniel Island.  We have learned from this melanoma awareness campaign the importance of seeking shade and applying sunscreen to protect from the sun’s harmful UV rays, especially between the hours from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Come find us under our white Riviera umbrella and discover how our design along with our Dickson fabric offer maximum UV protection. Along with Little Black Book, The Spa will also be entering those who are interested in a drawing to win a complementary facial. If you would like to see one of our umbrellas up close and help promote a good cause, come join in the fun next Saturday!  

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!

The Cutting Edge in Outdoor Fabrics

Italians have always been known for their eloquent design taste and have been paving the way in quality textiles for generations.  PARA Group fabrics have been designing and producing some highest quality of awning fabrics for over 80 years. Their belief  in the fabric quality begins at production. What started out as cotton fabric being used for garden furniture turned into expanding into awnings and sunshades. They then turned their attention towards the acrylic fabrics based on much higher durability and waterproofing capabilities. All fabrics go through a rigorous dyeing, cleaning and inspection process to insure the highest level in color fastness.

Check out the  cutting edge in outdoor design


Sail Away in the shade

Got Sails on your mind… We Do..

Sun Sail in Greece
Sun Sail for playground in Greece

Sun sails have become extremely popular over the past few years, and we are seeing an even more trend here in the US. What has been known as a contemporary, architectural element across Europe is now becoming ever more popular here in the US.

Why? They offer a versatile shade solution to smaller spaces. From apartments, terraces to expansive backyards, a sun sail can offer an airy yet functional element to your garden-scape.

So how can sun sails be incorporated into the landscape? Design a shape (triangular being the most commonly) , then choose your points of attachment. Sun sails can be attached to walls or free standing poles. the open feeling gives amble amount of shade without cumbersome cranks and levers or even heavy awnings. Sails can be easily removed for temporary use or be left out during your warm weather season. One of the most common challenges is water and wind. To overcome these obstacles, make sure that the sails always have a pitch of at least 30% decline and when measuring for your sail, make sure you have exact dimensions.Having a well structured sun sail can last for many years if properly installed.

There are so many options with sun sails, so pick a fabric that fits  your needs, awning fabrics offer optimum shade coverage and water resistance, mesh fabrics offer the shade and UV protection but may not offer the water resistance factor. So if your space can’t accommodate a large patio umbrella or you don’t want to go to the expense of a custom awning, that can easily be dated. Sun sails bring that sculptural element to any garden-scape.

Commercial use of cantilevered umbrellas offers shade and added space

Installation of the Amalfi Collection at the The Dupont Hotel, Washington, DC

Now that spring has sprung, it is time to get ready and open up the doors to your outdoor terraces and patios. Although some parts of the  country may  still be blanketed with a white powdery dusting, it isn’t too early to start thinking about the warmer weather.  Spring is here!  So have you realized you have limited space on your outdoor restaurant seating or even garden terrace? Here is a solution- With the use of  cantilevered umbrellas (side pole), you not only maximize space, add visibility but create a dramatic appeal. Don’t have room for heavy cumbersome bases- try a wall mount option allowing optimum floor space or an in ground installation. Bases can be covered with heavy planters, creating a border effect and defining seating areas.

With a the wall mount option, umbrellas can be easily rotated against a wall when not in use allowing for additional space for small terraces or patios. The every present challenge of small space shade solutions, is no longer. So now that spring is here, enjoy the sun- or the shade.