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One-Stop Shopping from W Hotels

Let me introduce you to my new guilty pleasure: the The W Store website—the expertly curated online boutique of the W hotel chain. (There are several brick-and-mortar boutiques as well.) OK, so I haven’t actually bought anything from there yet, but just surfing through the merch makes for a compelling mid-afternoon escape, akin to a leisurely browse through the racks at Barneys—but you don’t even have to leave your desk!

Most of us have heard about the cushy pillow-top mattresses (specially made for W Hotels by Simmons) and the wonderfully crisp sheets that make your bed look so fresh. But what I love about The W Store is that it also showcases products that are completely whimsical, more than a touch impractical, and—dare I say it—just a little bit bling. Case in point:

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Yup, it’s a gold-plated fruit bowl cast from a real bunch of bananas ($270). Now, only in my wildest dreams am I fabulous and madcap enough to own such a thing, but the mere fact that it exists, that it’s out there in the world, makes me deeply happy.

However, when I have a child, he/she is going to toddle around in a pair of these:

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Metallic baby mocs! (And for $28, practically a steal.) Worthy of Suri Cruise or Barron Trump; made for a summer romp through the gardens of the Villa d’Este.

Moving on to more sensible luxuries… Waffle-weave blankets are something of an obsession of mine, and the W makes particularly good ones ($160–$175). Perfect for that overly air-conditioned beach house in Malibu or the Hamptons.

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Marc Newson’s duffel for Samsonite (I’d get it in the orange or gray; $140). Minimal and streamlined, and refreshingly logo-free. If “The Thomas Crown Affair” were being remade today, I’m convinced that Thomas (the Steve McQueen version, please, not Pierce Brosnan) would be toting one of these.

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Finally, for the wannabe Euro party girl in me: Michael Kors’ chunky faux-tortoiseshell sport watch ($205).

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Glamorous in a good-natured way, showy but not overly obnoxious, it’s the perfect complement to an Eres bikini and a yacht moored off the coast of Sardinia.

Irene Edwards is the special projects editor of Travel + Leisure.

Photos courtesy of Wink / The W Store



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