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July 21, 2011

A beach tent

I didn’t know I needed this, but now it’s very clear that I do. A beach tent from Australian company Hollie & Harrie.

Maybe I can have one shipped to the condo in Hawaii so we have it for vacation in two weeks. I’m feeling very desperate for it, can you tell? It seems so perfect for having a little one at the beach.


  1. Heidi said on July 21, 2011

    I love this!
    It looks fairly easy to replicate…don’t you think? maybe not for airport travel but at home?

  2. Kristina said on July 21, 2011

    Totally, but the FRAME. How does one make a collapsable frame for travel to and from the beach? That’s the big question.

  3. Heidi said on July 21, 2011

    Wow! Brilliant! And now I need one too.

  4. Maddie said on July 21, 2011

    This is probably the only way I could ever take a beach vacation—I’m a ghostly-pale redhead who burns upon stepping outside. What a great find!

  5. sara said on July 21, 2011

    oh dear.
    i love how i can go from never even hearing of something to absolutely neeeeeeding it – all in about 25 seconds.
    this is perfection. i need it.

  6. Ruby Gray's said on July 22, 2011

    Those tents are darling!

  7. Cara said on July 22, 2011

    These are so pretty and simple for the beach. I love the yellow one! The past two weeks the beach has been covered with large pop-up tents that look hard to assemble and not nearly as pretty!

  8. jamie said on July 22, 2011

    ah. been looking for good shading devices for the babe. none are so attractive as this…….!

  9. celia said on July 22, 2011

    wait. you’re going to be in hawaii in two weeks? we’re going to be in hawaii in two weeks!

    i’ve been eyeing that tent for about a month, but we simply do not go to the beach enough (or ever) to justify it.

  10. Katie said on July 22, 2011

    beautiful!! I think you need it too ;-)

  11. kristin @ contented me said on July 22, 2011

    I just read about these on daily candy. aren’t they fabulous?! and they fit four people!

  12. alyson said on July 22, 2011


    now I just need to move back to FL to justify it. ;)

  13. Ridgely's Radar said on July 22, 2011

    Love these! Definitely a necessity!

  14. Jamie said on July 23, 2011

    So very jealous of you West Coast-ers that Hawaii is relatively close!

  15. Jasmin said on July 26, 2011

    I am Australian… & spent a lot of time at the beach growing up. We had one of these shades. They’re fabulous!

  16. g. said on July 26, 2011

    that looks so incredibly dreamy. i don’t think i could ever muster the energy to leave from under it. i’m getting sudden pangs to order one immediately!! thanks so much for sharing.

  17. blake said on July 26, 2011

    ooo, totally need this! almost bought a seriously hideous one, and you saved me :)

  18. Claire Harris said on August 2, 2011

    Thanks for putting us on your blog and thanks again for all those lovely comments. Our Sombrilla is easy to erect and lasts a life time…We send to anywhere if the USA for $30 and anywhere in the world for little more. Jump on to our website for some more gorgeous pics. Let the sun shine on…and save your skin!

    Have a lovely morning,
    Claire (Harrie) x

  19. Steve said on May 13, 2015

    A little PVC pipe, a plastic tarp, some nylon rope, and some tent anchors and u r good to go.

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