Our favourite lifestyle store in Palma
A cosmopolitan capital city, endless sunny days, mouth-watering tapas and champagne sailing conditions: there are simply so many reasons Mallorca consistently tops the Mediterranean’s cruising charts. Yet among them all, there’s one particular reason that overshadows all others: the island’s breath-taking scenery. Whether you have an owner’s trip in the pipeline or a summer of back-to-back charters to ‘look forward’ to, we’re certain the island’s azul waters and honey-stone villages will play a starring role in the yacht’s itinerary this season.
There’s no better way to kick off an unforgettable sojourn on our island of sunshine and sangria than with a collection of exceptional local photo and guide books. Preferably, the kind of beautifully bound coffee table books that boast incredible photography; the kind whose cover alone is enough to entice the reader to settle in and soak up every page.
Mallorca by acclaimed nature photographer Michael Poliza is one such book as is Mar i Muntanya – both on sale at lifestyle store, Rialto Living. Michael Poliza’s latest tome displays the island’s stunning variety of landscapes and includes everything from Es Trenc’s salt mounds to the Cap de Formentor lighthouse. Mar i Muntanya, compiled by German Design Award Winners Antonia and Alexander Feig, shows a Mallorca that couldn’t be further away from the tourist hotspots: puristic food stills, epic landscape shots, contemporary street photography and character portraits fill the large-format, 264-page book.
Mallorca’s favourite lifestyle emporium also sells guide-books such as Sleep, Eat, Drink, Shop, Explore Palma, yet another Mallorca must-have. It’s been curated for ‘design-loving travellers’ and lists the city’s concept stores and on-trend cafés and restaurants, such as Spot, with its contemporary open kitchen and soulful touch of local flair. This handy guide is a great resource for if the boss needs some insider’s advice on where to go for a swanky seaside lunch or to entice guests to indulge in a four-hour shopping spree ashore. Both scenarios will also conveniently free up some time for you, so you can put the kettle on and your feet up for a few hours. What’s not to love about that?
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.
C. Sant Feliu 3, Palma, 07014
+34 971 71 33 31
Photography: Sofia Winghamre