Souvenirs with Style – Hidden Treasures in The City
by Brigitta Wohlmuth
Head to the City of Hamilton to shop where the locals shop and you can find souvenirs that are equally trendy and unique.
Summer time means toes out, but you don’t have to settle for flip-flops to stay cool and comfortable. Instead, opt for a pair of custom-made leather sandals from Della Valle Handmade Sandals. Owner, Vincenzo Della Valle, learned the art of sandal making during his childhood in Capri and from his boutique on 19 Queen Street, he offers a number of styles, colors and heel heights to choose from – even men and children can get a pair. Shoes can be ready within an hour, so while you wait, why not prep with a pedicure from Orchid Nail Spa? For more information, please call 441-236-7263 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can transform your own home into a tropical getaway with interior décor from The Island Shop at 3 Queen Street. Owned by local artist, Barbara Finsness, her whimsical island-inspired designs feature Bermuda’s unique architecture, as well as flora and fauna, across an array of charming products perfect for outfitting your home or Beach/ Pool House. Ceramics, linens, dishware and stationery are amongst many other treasures you’ll find in her Hamilton store, and overseas shipping can be arranged for bulky and/or fragile items. For more information, please call 441-292-5292
Minimalists will love the homeware, design objects and jewellery from & Partners at 46 Par-La-Ville Street. This new boutique carries a stylish selection of gift items, specialising in Bermudian, Scandinavian, and North American Design brands. In addition to imported finds, such as the porcelain planters from Bean & Bailey pictured above, the boutique also features a range of trendy Bermuda-Made accessories; including jewellery by Rebecca Little, and leather goods from new local-launch Fennel. (Info: andpartnersbermuda.com, or 441 296-5250)