Advertising in Managua, Nicaragua, can be hit-or-miss so I wasn’t quite sure what I’d find when I walked into Alter Eco, which bills itself as an alianza hecho a mano. This “alliance” is actually a cluster of artist shops and studios near the big art and antiques store Mama Delfina.
The displays and inventory would be at home in New York or London or Mexico City. Here are some of the treasures I discovered.
This charming clothing and accessories boutique has a Laura-Ashley-meets-Chanel vibe. Simple cotton and linen pieces kept to a pink, rust, and gray palette.
Visitors to the boutique are immediately drawn in by the charming wall decor featuring trees, birds and 3-D blossoms
Silver “raindrops” fall from the tree branches and blossoms on the ceiling
Accessories included locally-sourced jewelry and lizard clutches and belts
The ceramics studio had a beautiful selection of Mexican talavera
Talavera pottery pops against a yellow wall at Alter Eco
The place to go for customized tequila shot glasses!
Talavera plaque reading “God Bless This Home.” My wish for you this holiday season.