In a further winking nod to outdated-faculty state club culture, just outside the house the locker area Ms. Viñas put in a mock trophy circumstance, with the artist Jonas Wood’s hand-painted tennis ball wallpaper as a whimsical backdrop. The glass cupboard is loaded with classic engraved chalices and platters, most acquired on eBay by Ms. West, who sought out only runner-up awards. “There’s not a winner in the bunch,” she mentioned. “But there are some seriously excellent combined-couples trophies and 3rd-position cups.”
To spherical out the Floritauk tale, Ms. Viñas’s husband, Jaime Viñas, a graphic designer, has designed a collection of Floritauk-branded hats, T-shirts, sweatbands and baggage, as very well as stationery, postcards, trays and cocktail napkins. There’s even a bar menu, which lists special household cocktails like the Floritaukito, the Route 27 Sour, and the Esther, named following Esther Williams, a hero of Ms. West’s grandmother.
“When you go down to the tennis pavilion, you’re just form of delighted and transported to yet another earth,” Ms. Viñas mentioned. “It’s all incredibly theatrical.”
And for this energetic loved ones, the pavilion was a significant blessing for the duration of very last year’s Covid-limited summertime. “It was the initially calendar year we really acquired full use of it, and with a few teenage boys, we observed that they had been down there extra than they were being up at the residence,” reported Ms. West.
So what is new for this summer months? Ms. West explained a bocce drinks menu is in the works, as are — at the ask for of a single of the boys — Floritauk bucket hats to give absent to what they hope will be extra company than a yr ago.
As a repeat Floritauk visitor, Ms. Viñas said, “the swag is unbelievable. It is all portion of the fun.”