Lark Hotels Holiday Pop-Up Opens on Newbury Street
Have you ever been in a hotel room and wished you could buy the bedside lamp? Well, now you can, courtesy of the latest installment at the rotating series of pop-ups at the Shop on Newbury Street, which showcases the design sensibilities of Lark Hotels.
At the pop-up, which opened Tuesday and lasts through Sunday, visitors have the opportunity to shop items from Lark Hotels. Each hotel has its own unique decor, often matched to its location. Enjoy the woodsy charms of the Stowe, Vermont property, or the upscale summer camp vibe of the Martha’s Vineyard hotel. All of the items for sale, which range from a Kartell rocking chair to a painted boat paddle, have been hand-selected by the hotel’s interior design team, led by Boston-based Director of Design Rachel Reider. Also for sale are the LATHER bath products found in the hotel’s bathrooms and Lark Fine Foods cookies (not actually the same company, just a similarly inspired name).
Book-ending the space are replicas of two hotel suites, so in-between browsing, you can imagine what it’s like to be a Lark Hotel guest. Step into the Queen Suite, from the Gilded hotel in Newport, Rhode Island, to see a modern twist on the gilded age done in plush jewel tones, complete with a purple candelabra. Walk across the way to the Lark Suite, and catch a sneak peek into the nautically-themed design of the upcoming Hotel Salem, set to open this coming summer. In the evenings, the space will host events with Boston’s own makers; Wednesday, the 14th features a jewelry customization event with sister jewelers, M Flynn. After my visit, I have my eye on an Eco woven throw, and luckily, I won’t have to talk myself out of just stuffing it in my bag.
Tuesday, December 13-Sunday, December 18, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 144 Newbury St., larkhotels.com.