Our favourite lifestyle store in Palma
From yawn-inducing morning meetings to watch-list fascism, some on-board practices are certain to cause ‘mal de mer’. And then there are yachting’s pet peeves. Even if you’re on a happy boat and in a great job there are bound to be things that get on your nerves. Disorganized deckies losing socks and blaming (stewardess-)me and the mate saying “expresso” instead of “espresso” being two of mine. However my all-time on-board gripe are doors that slam, items that slide and ‘things that go boom in the night’. Quite an unfortunate annoyance to have when you live and work on, literally, the planet’s most rocky work-environment: the sea!
Imagine, you’ve just dozed off when your roomie tiptoes into the bathroom. She tries to gently close the door behind her but a sudden roll of the boat prevails and the door slams something fierce. The subsequent BANG doesn’t only wake you but causes you to yelp and almost jump out of your skin. And I can’t even remember the amount of times my books have jumped off my shelf and unto Michelle-on-the-bottom bunk while at a roly anchorage. Did she find it funny the next morning? Nah, not really.
What I do think she’ll love are the Zuny-made synthetic-leather bookends, paper weights and door stops I found at Palma’s Rialto Living. Not just because they signify the end to being woken by a 500-page best-seller landing on your belly but also because they’re impossibly charming. Zuny’s hand-crafted items are shaped to look like animals and include Nico de unicorn, Siso the anteater and mouse Gino, to name but a few.
What’s more, with their stylish minimalist design, these heavyweights are perfect as a decor piece for both the crew or guest areas and (as it’s almost Christmas) would make for a versatile cruelty-free gift anyone would adore!
Rialto Living, conveniently located on Calle Sant Feliu 3, is just a stone’s throw away from Palma’s 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: Sofia Winghamre