09/13/2011 // 18 comments

Store Tour: Galateo & Friends, Italy

Photography by Reed Davis and Will Taylor
During my trip to Italy this summer I stayed at my friend Annette’s beautiful vacation home on the Italian Riveria and she kindly showed us around her favourite haunts in the local town. By far my favourite of these stores was Galateo & Friends, a concept store stocking oils, candles, finger foods, linens and home accessories. The clean, white palette is punctuated with bold red hues: modernist bulbs hang from blood red cords and burnt red thread is used to signify tomato candles. The service was outstanding (a lot of British retail could really do with learning a thing or two from the Italian hospitality) and the products of the highest quality. If you’re heading to the Italian Riveria then do be sure to pop into Galateo & Friends.

13 / 13 / 2011

What a charming shop! I love the red stitching on the tomato candles!


Justina Blakeney

13 / 13 / 2011

ONE WORD FOR YOU: Jealous! No, but seriously, your (and that shop) are both adorable!

Emily- Simply Southern

14 / 14 / 2011

such pretty stuff!
xo emily


14 / 14 / 2011

i am swooning over some of these goodies! and i love the graphic design touches throughout your collage.

Sounds incredible and what a divine looking store! All of the products look so beautiful and gorgeously packaged xx

Amanda McIvor

14 / 14 / 2011

A beautiful shop – I wish I could just pop in. Also enjoyed playing 'spot the tomato' in the shots!

what a beautiful store! i love the over-sized white letters! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams


14 / 14 / 2011

Awesome tip! I'm leaving for Toscany on Friday. Hopefully I can stop over there…..it's so cute.

postcards and pretties

14 / 14 / 2011

such a beautiful shop! loving the pops of red!

Pinecone Camp

14 / 14 / 2011

First of all, nice ensemble. 😉 Looks like a fabulous little shop. Did you buy loads of stuff?

cassandra @ coco+kelley

14 / 14 / 2011

oh my gosh – this shop is giving me heart palpitations!! (and lots of ideas for my dad's new restaurant/shop). thank you so much for sharing will! those little tomato candles are SO good.

White Tapestry

14 / 14 / 2011

That sounds like a great day…and fun! Looks like a great shop.


14 / 14 / 2011

what a beautiful shop…and you look so cute shopping in it. i want your job. :)


14 / 14 / 2011

too, too, too cute!! Check out my blog for some more cute interiors :)



14 / 14 / 2011

What a rough job that must've been? :)

The shop is so lovely and you must've had a great time in Italy! I'd love to go back and show our little munchkin (when she's a little older and can appreciate it more of course haha)

so jealous of you! Reed was my host brother when i was a young thing on exchange in the states. would dearly love to catch up with him.

looks like you all had a great trip!

christine, just bella

15 / 15 / 2011

Um, adorable store and I love it even more that it's in Italy! I want your job 😉

peggy | bluepoolroad

16 / 16 / 2011

adding this to my list of places to visit in italy! too lovely…