They say all things are better in moderation, but when it comes to retail therapy, we may have to beg to differ. So, when it comes to sourcing unique brands on vacation, our team loves a good hotel boutique. We checked in with our advisors to learn more about some of their favorites that you won’t want to miss.
Faena Miami | Faena Bazaar
It goes without saying that the iconic Faena Miami Beach is a mecca of art, fashion and all things stylish. So, it came as no surprise that the recently opened Faena Bazaar was a thoughtful curation of emerging designers, art, rotating pop-ups, and even programming. Boston-based travel advisor Julie Palo Hayes loves bringing back gems from the bazaar that she’d likely never find elsewhere.
Palazzo Avino | The Pink Closet
I wanted the closet of dreams to become reality… — Mariella Avino
Just when we thought Palazzo Avino — known as the ‘Pink Palace’ — couldn’t get any more ethereal, their new boutique collaboration with architect Cristina Celestino opened. The property’s Managing Director, Mariella Avino, shares, “I imagined an intimate and feminine place with a delicate atmosphere, a ‘room of wonders’ to hold clothes and accessories resulting from attentive research and Cristina has created this dream with the poetry and elegance that distinguish her. I wanted the closet of dreams to become reality, and now it has a real and defined shape, thanks to this project.”
Rosewood Miramar | GOOP
Hand-selected by Rick Caruso, goop occupies a brick-and-mortar retail space at the resort alongside The Gatehouse, a new California-inspired concept store curated by designer James Perse. The goop Sundries Shop at Rosewood Miramar Beach, which is the brand’s first permanent hotel retail experience, combines goop-approved favorites in clean beauty, wellness, athleisure and resort fashion with elevated beach essentials for travelers. Extending beyond the Sundries Shop, each guestroom at Rosewood Miramar Beach will feature a minibar offering an assortment of goop-curated items.
Corinthia London | By Appointment Only
The shop seriously has some of the most beautiful flowers I’ve ever seen. — Amanda Poses
The floral haven on Corinthia’s ground floor is one of only two By Appointment Only Design boutiques in London. Not only do they create the arrangements that decorate the hotel’s atriums, but they are on-hand to bring floral loving guests’ visions to life as well. Dedicated to producing exquisite floral creations, the expert team will design anything from bespoke bouquets to dazzling displays, allowing guests to put that extra touch on an event, or simply surprise a loved one. Austin-based travel advisor Amanda Poses shares, “The shop seriously has some of the most beautiful flowers I’ve ever seen.”
Four Seasons Orlando | Wardrobe & Fable
When the family wants to hit Disney but you are in need of some ‘me time,’ we have just the place. Hit Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort’s fantastic shop, Wardrobe & Fable. Michelle Jackson shares, “They really have a great collection of on trend resort looks mixed with fashion forward Disney pieces for the whole family.” Barrett Hollo adds, “Only at the Four Seasons Orlando can you buy the exclusive Missoni designer Minnie Mouse ears! Want to match Heidi Klum? Here’s your chance!”
Contact your SmartFlyer travel advisor to begin curating your next retail therapy session.