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Artista con mayúsculas

Wonderful artist. Lyris makes some fabulous pieces with beautiful colours and very original... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
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Wonderful art studio with handmade items that are very creative and colourful jewelry, textiles and bird feeders.

Lyris was so friendly and accommodating. Prior to our trip from Canada to Antigua we corresponded... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
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23 Nov 2016
“Artista con mayúsculas ”
21 Apr 2016
“Wonderful art studio with handmade items that are very creative and colourful jewelry, textiles and bird feeders.”
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Island Mantra is the working studio & gift shop of Caribbean artist Lyris Tracey. Original art, hand painted & dyed clothing, soft furnishings & Unique lightweight handmade jewelry. Open daily from 10 am. Parking is available on street.
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Marble Hill Road, St. John's, Antigua
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+1 268-725-8561
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

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....More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

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...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

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...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

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...More

Date of experience: May 2013
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LyrisTracey, Owner at Island Mantra, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Thank you for your lovely review of my earrings. It is always wonderful getting customer feedback & hearing how appreciated my pieces are.

Reviewed 4 March 2014

I visited Island Mantra recently, and have to say Lyris has an impressive array of lively, colourful creations in her studio/shop, and seemingly boundless talent! Loved it!

Date of experience: March 2014
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LyrisTracey, Owner at Island Mantra, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2014

Thank you for the lovely review of my work & Island Mantra. It was a pleasure meeting you, chatting about Antigua, art & your island experiences. I look forward to seeing you again when next you visit. Lyris.

Reviewed 20 February 2014

I had read about Island Mantra online before we left on vacation and new right away I just HAD to visit this obviously special " gift shop". This was my husband and mine first time on Antigua and we didn't know our way around the...More

Date of experience: June 2013
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LyrisTracey, Owner at Island Mantra, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

Thank you for your glowing review of Island Mantra, I enjoyed meeting both your husband and yourself during your vacation & am thrilled that you continue to be so happy with your purchases. I try to provide unique local art, gifts & mementos along with...More

Reviewed 19 February 2014

For stunning handcrafted items this is the place in Antigua. Lyris the artist /owner is friendly,creatively talented, and accommodating. Her high quality work is unique and affordable, I found something there for everyone and the experience was delightful.I highly recommend Island Mantra.I will make it...More

Date of experience: February 2014
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LyrisTracey, Owner at Island Mantra, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

Thank you for your great review of my work & Island Mantra. It was wonderful meeting you & I am happy that you were able to find something for everyone on your list! I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Lyris

Reviewed 18 November 2013

So... You know normally you run around on your last days abroad running around checking tacky gift shops for people at home and still not finding anything all that great... Well.. if you are visiting Antigua for your holidays your luck is about to change!!!...More

Date of experience: October 2013
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LyrisTracey, Owner at Island Mantra, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2013

Thank you for your review of my work and 'Island Mantra'. It is always wonderful to have feedback from happy visitors like yourself & I look forward to seeing you when you return in April. Lyris.

Reviewed 28 February 2013

If you are like me, wandering through endless stalls of cheap, made in china, "crafts" that all look alike is tantamount to torture. So get off the beaten track and head to Island Mantra, just 10 minutes out of St. John. Lyris is talented and...More

Date of experience: February 2013
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LyrisTracey, Owner at Island Mantra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2013

It was a pleasure meeting you & I am happy that you found my studio easily & the Pay Pal option a plus. I do put a lot of myself into everything that I create & hope that you will enjoy your pieces for a...More

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