Most vacation to reset. Some travel to eat. Others, for culture or scenery. But a select few are in it for the souvenirs. Read on for six hotel boutiques selling more than standard sundries.
Rosewood Miramar Beach – Montecito, CA
Good taste and @gwynethpaltrow are basically interchangeable terms so it makes sense that she picked this posh seaside resort as the first hotel @goopshop. With soothing periwinkle walls that mimic the area’s dusk skies, it carries her musts from clean beauty potions and Birks to coverups, books and infamous vagina candles.
The Cape, A Thompson Hotel – Los Cabos, MX
An architectural marvel filled with natural light, the beachfront Thompson’s Glass Box boasts shopping with a side of scenery. Browse baubles, beachwear, boho hats, and beguiling handicrafts, many by emerging Mexican designers, while simultaneously staring out at the Sea of Cortez, El Arco, or sunset.
GrayBarns – Norwalk, CT
An hour from NYC awaits a treasure trove of ethically manufactured trinkets and togs including Kilim pillows, aprons, plush owls, chunky blankets, sweats and ceramics. Housed within the romantic riverside inn’s Mercantile, where modern farmhouse meets New England nostalgia, guests can also grab picnic provisions or coffee.
The Garland – Los Angeles, CA
Actress Beverly Garland opened this retro charmer 50 years ago. Her California dream now includes a shop full of Golden State goodies curated by her daughter. Think water bottles emblazoned with the iconic bear, candles in custom scents, @madridskateboards, poppy grow kits and flip-flops.
Brasada Ranch – Central Oregon
Outdoorsy adventure-filled days at a 2,000-acre high-desert hideaway work up an appetite. The General Store, built to resemble a rural roadside stand, has eggs, produce, cheese, and honey from neighboring farms plus Willamette pinots and beer from nearby craft brew capital Bend to sate it. Edibles share shelves with local makers’ crafts.
Noelle, Nashville – Nashville, TN
Cowpoke around Keep Shop, an emporium of Tennessee-made treats tucked inside a reborn deco dream, especially if in the market for fringed fashion, zodiac-themed gifts or an exclusive Stetson.