Some Caribbean hotels get all the love, making headlines for their swanky suites, spectacular views and over-the-top amenities. But island insiders know that there are many equally amazing properties that don’t make it to the pages of your favorite travel mag. Perhaps they’re in less-traveled Caribbean destinations. Maybe their owners […]
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Necessity is the mother of invention, they say. So when Matilsha Marxuach couldn’t find a stylish reusable grocery bag, she made one herself. Now the capacious “Mercado A” tote is a bestseller at her Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, boutique, Concalma. Matilsha’s utilitarian and unique collection comprises about 10 styles […]
If you find yourself in Old San Juan with a retail itch you just have to scratch (and who doesn’t?), resist the urge to follow the hordes to the jam-packed designer outlet stores and make a detour to 105 Calle Fortaleza instead. There, the delightful Guillermo Jeffs has been selling […]
A night at a boutique hotel doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Here are a few of my favorites, where you can getaway in style and on budget. From $90: Nueva Vida De Ramiro Check in and chill out at Nueva Vida, a much-loved eco-friendly enclave in […]
As any retail maven knows, shopping is hard work. Pounding the pavement, wrestling the crowds, combing clothing racks … it takes real stamina. Which is why it’s prudent to back away from the bargains every now and then for a refreshing pause. Duck into a café and savor a coffee, […]