Whether you’ve got the big man coming on board the boat, a charter scheduled or a potential buyer keen to nose around and test all flawlessly made beds for buoyancy, (so annoying!), you’re going to need some flowers. And although there are quite a few shops in central Palma which are more than capable of making a perfectly nice arrangement, Rialto’s bouquets, in my opinion, are second to none.
With Rialto’s large windows displaying mannequins flaunting the latest fashion, it doesn’t really look like the go-to place when you’re out and about on a flower mission. But if you take the Calle Sant Feliu entrance you’ll notice a glass structure inside on your left, where all their beautifully bound arrangements are kept fresh at an ideal temperature.
From large arrangements boasting extravagant colours and exotic flowers, to smaller toned-down bunches; they’ve all been lovingly put together by the talented Brigitta. She clearly has a real flair for mixing and matching; I love how some of them look effortless, as if they’ve just been picked. The flowers get refreshed up to three times a day but if what’s on display is not what you had in mind, Brigitta can easily make something especially for you. Whether that’s an oblong arrangement for the aft deck table or something pretty and petite for the master cabin bathroom, you name it…she’ll artfully snip and shape it.
I once worked on a boat where the main charterer’s wife almost had a fit when she saw the stylish composition of lilies I had positioned on the saloon table. She said she hated them passionately as she’d seen them on every single super yacht she’d cruised on. Rialto living came to the rescue and made a stunning lily-less arrangement first thing the next day. Phew. Crisis averted. 😉
Rialto also sell a selection of artificial flowers. The kind which don’t actually look fabricated but need a pinch to determine whether they are real or not. And while some people wrinkle their noses at the thought of showcasing satin, I’d actually like to put them to the test because I doubt they would be able to tell the difference..
Rialto Living, conveniently located on Calle Sant Feliu 3, lies a stone’s throw away from Palma’s STP and sells a whole array of eye-catching super yacht must-haves. Have a snoop around and see for yourself. And if you make a purchase don’t forgot to flash your STP (or other) entry card so you can relax in their leafy, oasis-like cafe and sip on a complimentary ‘cafe con leche’ before you head back to the boat.