I got this parasol from guess where?!
A country where people are obsessed more with the idea of staying pale than any other insidious effects of the sun… Japan of course!
This parasol affords UVA/UVB protection. Because not all umbrellas do that?
Anyway I love this parasol because it is tiny and collapses to fit in the side of my bookbag.
These photos were taken at the casting pools at Golden Gate Park.
I spent much of this weekend soaking in the sun. First at the beach, then biking through the park and climbing up hills.
And though I had my handy dandy parasol with me, I am a human being and need to feel the warmth of the sun!
So when I got back to the house, I had one more line of defense in my skincare arsenal. An après soleil. After sun cream. More about that later.
I hope your weekend was super saturated in color with a splash of sun 😎