A Kitchen Chat with House & Green store manager Beatriz de Castillo

Text/Photo by Shannon McCullough What kitchenware is most in demand at House & Green? There is a wide spectrum of cooks that shop at House & Green. For example, for those who like to bake, we have a large variety of cake and cupcake molds; cookie sheets; decorating tubes; and many other items that add to the joy of baking. […]

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Kitchen Paradise

If you enjoy quality cooking equipment, House & Green in Guatemala City is the place for you Text/Photos by Shannon McCullough Building a great collection of kitchenware takes time, sometime years. I know, I once had the ultimate collection of kitchen gear and cookbooks. I collected at garage sales, second-hand stores, specialty kitchen stores and restaurant supply stores. My most […]

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ORGANICA: A discovery center for amazing products

With two stores in Guatemala City, Organica has opened a location in La Antigua Guatemala. It’s like a discovery center for amazing products! Looking for Bragg all-purpose seasoning—look no further! Eco-friendly cleaning supplies, dish and laundry detergent, body washes, hygiene, toothpaste—they have it. Healthy cereals and almond milk—in stock! DEET-free bug repellant—check! Natural energy drinks? Yep, they carry several brands […]

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Where Food Meets Fashion

There was a time when food was just food. Saucepans were saucepans, cutlery was cutlery and kitchens were just … well … kitchens. But things are changing. Guatemala City’s popular household and garden store House & Green is fast turning local cocinas into catwalks where trashcans and wooden spoons deserve their place on the culinary runway. Since its opening nearly […]

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Comic Relief

Superman and amigos to the rescue Where can you find Godzilla, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and He-Man living under one roof? At a new and unique store in La Antigua—¡Ay Robot! Comics. When co-owners Dan Terzuola and Sarah Murphy moved to Antigua, they originally planned to open a hostel but soon realized there was already too much competition. When the […]

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The Art of the Handbag

The Art of the Handbag

Using brightly colored native textiles as her media, Guatemalan artist Diana de Solares is introducing a line of fine, handmade handbags, each of which is unique. “You won’t see anything like this in the market,” de Solares says. “This is a high-end product—it is totally different.” In a range of sizes, the handbags incorporate geometric and floral patterns, as well […]

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