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With soulful hill towns, some of the Mediterranean’s most ravishing beaches and aquamarine views, it’s no surprise that oodles of (ex) yachties have made sun-soaked Mallorca their home. Whether you’ve just gotten hold of the keys to your Spanish ‘finca’ or have settled into island-life eons ago, I’m certain you own at least one wall which is just begging to be filled with something that does justice to the island’s dreamy scenery.
We all need art in our homes. Why? Well, because prints and paintings tell a unique story and are part of what makes a house your home. As great conversation starters, visiting friends will undoubtedly ask where you purchased the work, who the artist is and what made you fall in love with it. On the interior design front, art not only makes for a unique focal point but also makes a room look complete.
Every five weeks, Rialto Living’s second-floor gallery hosts a not-be-missed art exhibition. From Estefanía Pomar’s canvases depicting giant pink lobsters and blue jellyfish to Luis Maraver’s evocative landscapes, most works are enhanced by lashings of local panache. Rialto Living owner Barbara Bergman agrees. She says that her preference goes out to local artists or foreign artists that live on the island – as their connection to Mallorca often shows in their art.
Before, ‘you know what’ clamped down on noisy get-togethers, you’d be able to expect a continuous string of the island’s culture vultures, journalists and Rialto regulars, to ascend the stairs to appraise art and cheerily greet friends. However, due to current restrictions, Rialto Living can’t host as many visitors as usual so the artists do a meet-and-greet with visitors on two Thursdays instead. Although visitor numbers may be temporally smaller, the atmosphere is as friendly and relaxed as it has always been.
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
Rialto Living (including the gallery) is now open between 11 am and 7pm Monday – Saturday.
Photos courtesy of Rialto Living
Sant Feliu 3
Palma de Mallorca
+34 971 71 33 31