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An on board al fresco meal’s success relies on three key ingredients: delicious dishes, an epic view and, of course, a photogenic table decor. While mouth-watering meals are the chef’s domain and dropping anchor in the most scenic cove the captains’, creating an oooh-inducing table setting is your department. If you’re pondering the table settings you’ve exhausted over summer and think it’s time to shake things up a bit, I’ve got some great ideas on how to refresh the yacht’s table top look.
A new set of stylish placemats and napkins will instantly transform your dining table. The coolhunters behind lifestyle emporium Rialto Living have sourced a huge selection of placemats and napkins which feature pretty patterns and a dizzying colour range. You can go for perfect pastels or neutral tones for an elegant, calming look or, if you dare, opt for colours that are ‘so wrong they are right’ and will be a talking point for the guests. Think hot pink and orange or copper and wine.
What’s more, downtown décor haven, Rialto Living, sells a large selection of tactile tablecloths. Thanks to linen’s trendy ‘relaxed look’ you can get away with not ironing table cloths – which is music to any stewardess’ ears. Furthermore, tablecloths are ultra-practical: they prevent the yacht’s immaculately varnished table from getting stained or damaged and once whipped off – voilà – it’s as if lunch never happened.
Other table top essentials, like coasters, can also be found in abundance on Rialto Living’s inspiring tables. Materials range from glass to leather and from rattan to linen. My personal favourites are stone delights which resemble retro tiles. Almost too beautiful to put a glass on top, these one-of-a-kind coasters depict anything from seashells to herbs, whales and even hot air balloons. Add some local flair by arranging beach finds such as sea pottery shards or conch shells to add your ‘signature creative touch’ and your guests will be in for a veritable visual feast.
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