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Stewardess’ Pick of the Month from RIALTO LIVING

Our favourite lifestyle store in Palma

 Those who work on large yachts with a crew of 10 or more probably celebrate a different crew member’s birthday (almost) every month. Whether it’s the bosun, captain or chef’s big day that’s right around the corner, looking for the perfect gift can be daunting, especially when you’re shopping for someone that seems to have just about everything under the sun. But there’s no need to fret as we’ve rounded up some great options for you.

Travel books are the perfect gift for someone who values experience over possessions and (like many of us yachties) can’t stop globetrotting. Lifestyle emporium Rialto Living boasts a wealth of the most gorgeous coffee table books to whet anyone’s cultural appetite such as High Tide, a Surf Odyssey and Depart.

For your on-board friend who loves scents, a bottle of perfume made by Yorkshire-born alchemist James Heeley or Meraki hand/body lotion are the perfect gifts. Both brands pride themselves on stylish, minimalist packaging and products with names like ‘Linen Dew’ (Meraki) and ‘Esprit du Tigre’ (Heeley). ‘Sel Marin’ is one of Heeley’s best sellers and is like having sun, warm sand and a gentle breeze of fresh sea air liquefied and ingeniously trapped in a little glass bottle.

The Zuny-made synthetic-leather bookends, paper weights and door stops are shaped to look like animals and are perfect for the animal lover on board. The impossibly charming creatures include Nico de unicorn, Siso the anteater and mouse Gino, to name but a few. These heavyweights are not just great to look at but also ideal for keeping doors from slamming or books from falling over while at sea.

Rialto Living’s stock of laptop and iPad cases boast foam protection and security strips that keep your tech devices safe from potentially disastrous ‘at-sea’ situations and are perfect for crew members who often take their laptops ashore. What’s more, these envy- inducing protectors flaunt unique designs inspired by tropical nights, botanical hideaways and urban jungles, and all are printed by means of eco-ink to boot.

A book about cocktail-making is a great gift for that crew member who thrives on creating the perfect cocktails. Rialto Living stock a whole shelf of must-reads for the soon-to-be cocktail wizard. Books like The Curious Bartender and Craft Cocktails don’t just feature irresistible photography but can also teach mixologists-in-the-making everything from proper technique to how to mix both vintage recipes as well as exciting modern concoctions.

Palma’s Rialto Living, conveniently located on Calle Sant Feliu 3, is just a stone’s throw away from STP and sells a wide selection of eye-catching super yacht must-haves. Have a snoop around and see for yourself. And if you make a purchase don’t forget to flash your STP (or other) entry card so you can relax in their leafy, oasis-like café and sip on a complimentary ‘cafe con leche’ before you head back to the boat.


Photography: Pär Olsson