I’m very pleased to announce that we’re expanding Emporio Le Sirenuse, the boutique I manage, located across from our hotel’s entrance. Actually there will be two spaces, the original one which has been in operation for 20 years, and a new one with a twin facade a little further up. The wall between them will be painted in our signature Pompeian red—the original village Madonna wall fountain will of course remain. Despite having fallen into a sad state of neglect over many many years, with restoration and fresh paint to the surrounding wall, we hope to make this sweet little fountain shine once again! I think the whole effect of symmetry and color will be quite beautiful as one exits the hotel, creating the sense of an intimate piazzetta: the Hotel entrance on one side of the road, the two boutiques directly across from it.
The expansion was a bit of an unexpected opportunity, and I’m still considering what to offer in the new space. One thought is to include a complimentary coffee bar with some seating as a small gesture of thanks to our loyal Emporio Le Sirenuse devotees. Aside from this, any suggestions for new brands or ideas regarding what you’d like to find there this coming 2012 season are welcome. Feel free to post me on Facebook! And lest you be concerned about our Emporio Home boutique located in the hotel’s hall, it will remain unchanged, and contentedly where it is.
Happiest New Year to All!