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Island Mantra

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fotografaMalaga wrote a review Nov 2016
malaga52 contributions9 helpful votes
Wonderful artist. Lyris makes some fabulous pieces with beautiful colours and very original. Earrings wraps scarves hand painted . Beach bags cushion covers something for everyone. Could have taken the whole collection. Appart from being a fabulous artist such a lovely lady. If you are visting antigua take an hour to drop by you won't be disappointed.
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Date of experience: November 2016
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Marianne M wrote a review Apr 2016
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Lyris was so friendly and accommodating. Prior to our trip from Canada to Antigua we corresponded via email and Lyris gave me many helpful tips on what to bring on our vacation. I purchased a beautiful leather leaf necklace, earrings and turtle painted canvas coasters. I only wish I had bought one of her beautifully painted bird feeders. Island Mantra is only a short taxi trip from the docked cruise ships in St. John's. We took a taxi from the Grand Pineapple Beach Resort and made it out first stop prior to seeing the stores in St. John's. If you are looking for excellent quality in a homemade hand painted souvenir be sure to contact Lyris to arrange a visit to her shop. You will be happy you did!
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Date of experience: April 2016
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GX111AA wrote a review Mar 2016
Gibraltar1 contribution
I love earrings and often pick up locally crafted earrings when traveling. This place has a good variety of them. I usually pick up 1 or 2 pairs when visiting family in Antigua. There are also necklaces, gifts, artwork, decor and a whole assortment of creative objects attracting you when you step in. It is a great place to get that 1 of a kind item to wear or display. The most difficult thing with Island Mantra is to not buy out the whole store, or to only choose 1 thing as everything is wonderful. In addition the shop in located in a charming house and has lovely character and decor. The manner in which all items are displayed is clever and makes the shop fun to browse. The majority of items are created by the shop owner and are 1 of a kind. You may also find a few items crafted by other artists in the shop.
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Date of experience: October 2015
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honeytraveler wrote a review Feb 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota170 contributions35 helpful votes
We read about Island Mantra online before visiting the island on a cruise, and planned to visit her studio. We love to find unique shops with a local flair, and Island Mantra did not disappoint. We made it our first stop of the day on our island tour, and we are glad we did. So many beautiful hand painted gifts to choose from. We picked out several of her painted fabric items-a full size sarong wrap, an apron and a tea towel. All very high quality, soft cotton with gorgeous hand painted designs, and vibrant colors. All are truly unique. We also got a beautiful little painted calabash birdhouse that I love. She also had many other items to choose from including jewelry and other unique gifts. I would highly recommend a visit to Island Mantra. My only regret is that I did not buy more items to give as gifts back home. It is hard to find items like these-unique, beautiful and local. Thank you Lyris! Tip-insist that your taxi driver take you straight to island mantra from the cruise port, as it is close by, and easy to get to. If you wait to stop by on your return to the ship, you will likely run out of time due to traffic heading back into the city. You don't want to miss Lyris and her beautiful studio. We met another couple on the cruise that planned to go as well-unfortunately the taxi driver told them he would take them to Island Mantra on the way back to port, but they never made it since traffic was heavy and they ran out of time.
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Date of experience: January 2016
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lablover46 wrote a review Apr 2014
Bedford, New Hampshire13 contributions5 helpful votes
I had read about Lyris Tracey on the internet prior to our trip to Antigua last year so we were keeping an eye out for her when we "bumped" into her at Shirley Heights where she had a booth. My sister and I both fell in love with her work, particularly her hand painted leather earrings. She is a true artist and the earrings being leather, are so practical. I even bought a pair of leather earrings that had actual fish scales on them which shimmered silver!!! We also bought some gorgeous coral earrings and matching necklaces from her which are equally nice but tend to get caught on clothing a bit. I would highly recommend that you check out her work as you will be hard pressed to find more original work.
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Date of experience: May 2013
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Response from LyrisTracey, Owner at Island Mantra
Responded Apr 28, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review of my earrings. It is always wonderful getting customer feedback & hearing how appreciated my pieces are.
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