Summer is getting its last laugh this week with temperatures in the upper 80s. But today’s forecast shows rain next week so I’m getting giggly pulling out all my favorite rain gear. There are two items I can’t live without.
Number one on my list is my favorite pair of rainboots by Kamik, a family run Canadian company making outdoor footwear in Canada and the USA for more than 100 years. My boots are many years old but still so much fun to wear. For my next pair, I have my eye on the “Stella” and “Eliza.” I’ll be in Quebec next summer (where Kamik’s headquarters are located) so I’ll be on the look out for them.
Number two on my list is a unique umbrella that receives a ton of attention – and smiles – each time I use it (especially from kids). Rain will never get you down when you open up this umbrella. One like this was given to me as a corporate gift many years ago by the director of advertising at a local newspaper. I reach for it every winter and it gives me a smile no matter how gray the clouds are.
I’m now on the hunt for a similar umbrella but would love to find one from an international or foreign newspaper like Corriere della Sera, Le Monde or the International Herald Tribune.
What are some of your favorite finds to live well in cooler weather?