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Even in this age of next-gen electronic toys, from interactive video games to high-tech beginner drones, good ol’fashioned’ stuffed animals still haven’t lost their child-appeal. From supersized bears to floppy-eared dogs, fluffy animals are a universal staple of every child’s bedroom. In fact, psychologists say there’s nothing unusual about the many adults that still cosy up to their childhood favourites.
Mr. Bear’s perennial popularity makes perfect sense. Stuffed animals will take the biggest hugs, anytime, and without pulling away from an embrace to check on a text that just arrived. What’s more, no matter how many times ‘Snuggles’ is dropped, sat on or left alone, he’ll always greet its owner with a heart-warming smile. Added bonus is that stuffed animals don’t have screens that crack, batteries that run out or parts that get lost and are never found again. And it doesn’t hurt when you accidentally step on them, unlike a piece of Lego.
Really, they are the perfect friends. Which kid wouldn’t like to team up with a mate that boasts an alligator tail? Mini-guests love stuffed toys which is why there’s no better way to welcome kids on board a charter yacht than by arranging a frog in dungarees or adorable lobster at the end of their bunks. Especially on a superyacht, the kind of temporary home which may boast priceless Lalique sculptures but lacks drawings stuck to the fridge or a corner dedicated to brightly colored toys.
From ‘Dancing Darcey Elephant’, a soft little elly complete with tutu, cocoa fur and squishable trunk to ‘Henry Hound’, a wrinkly-soft, hazel-eyed flopsy poppet, Rialto Living stock the cutest stuffed animals in all shapes and sizes. If you’re shopping for a family charter that includes a young guest (be it a two or ten-year old) we’re certain their new best friend and their holdable paws and squeezable feet will be an instant hit.
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 de Mallorca
(+34) 971 71 33 31
Photography: Sofia Winghamre