News

Island Shop: Boutique d’Art Rose Porcelaine, Martinique

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - August 11, 2014

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon

Art galleries can be intimidating. Hallowed showrooms where haute prices meet haughty attitudes. But not Martinique’s Boutique d’Art Porcelaine, where owner Danae Emmanuel has curated a collection of art, handicraft, home accessories and jewelry that is as accessible as it is attractive.

“We have items for serious collectors and for casual buyers,” she says of her Fort-de-France business. “We want everyone to appreciate our merchandise. So it’s OK to start by buying something small and then go from there. Or not!”

Above: Martinique’s Boutique d’Art Porcelaine (CJ Photo)

Emmanuel’s eclectic inventory includes work by about 20 Martiniquain nationals and residents: straw jewelry from Veronique Reunit; painted volcanic rock and stones by Adye; mixed media pieces from Christophe Mert; and organic, paraffin-free candles by Bakoua Collection.

And it comes at all price points. You can spend 4 euro for a handmade glass knife rest, or you can splurge on a 5,000 euro masterpiece of original art. The only thing you can’t do is buy online, because the gallery hasn’t yet started internet sales. But that’s just another reason to visit Martinique, non?

Popular Posts

A.R. Carnegie, 74, Caribbean Legal Legend

A Caribbean Journal Editorial He was never a judge, never a Queen’s Counsel. His robes were never silk. But A. Ralph Carnegie was a Caribbean John Marshall if there ever was one. Ralph Carnegie, A.R. in scholarly texts, passed away […]


Robinson: Manatt Approached Government

Lackston Robinson, Jamaica’s Deputy Solicitor General, testified that it was the law firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, and not the Jamaican Government/Jamaica Labour Party, that made the first move to solicit a contract to lobby the White House, he told […]


IMF Back in Antigua on Performance Review

The International Monetary Fund has sent a team to Antigua for a third review of the nation’s performance on a stand-by arrangement with the IMF. According to the Ministry of Finance, the IMF team began the review Monday and will […]


Related Posts sandals curacao

The Tourism Renaissance Continues in Curacao 

It largely began in the summer of 2022, when Sandals Resorts International opened its first-ever Dutch Caribbean resort in Curacao, and everything seemed to change.  Almost immediately, the “Sandals Effect” led to record-breaking tourism numbers on the island, particularly from […]


Caribbean Moment: Finding Perfection on Eagle Beach in Aruba

aruba eagle

It’s not just one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. It’s one of the best beaches in the world. This is the stunning, magnificent stretch of sand called Eagle Beach in Aruba, and when you get here you realize […]


Antigua and Barbuda’s Big US Tourism Push

curtain bluff antigua

Antigua and Barbuda has kicked off a major push to increase tourism to the destination from the United States market.  The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has embarked on a promotional tour to engage with travel professionals in more than […]


SUBSCRIBE!

Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.


No. Thank You