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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Higher Quality BEDDING / SHEETS

Costa Rica is REALLY lacking in GOOD QUALITY bedding/sheets! Typically the majority of the sheets/bedding I've found in Costa Ricadoesn't even have a thread count listed on it and often is quite rough/scratchy. My bed (a complete memory foam bed with NO coils [coils in a bed are REALLY BAD for anyone with High Blood Pressure, Pain and/or Arthritis!!!!]) is my SANCTUARY and I use soft/sensuous sheets of 600+ thread counts and have the MOST LUSCIOUS blanket I've EVER found!! I sleep so little so when I do, I want it to be a MAGICAL experience!!! With that said, below is a list of some places where I've found bedding of at least 200 count (again - finding thread count listed on sheets in CR is RARE so we start with what we have to!!).

If you know of ANY stores that carry some good quality sheets and/or cool bedspreads/comforters, etc. - PLEASE e- me at LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com

(2-282-9105 / TropicalBedAndBath.com / facebook.com/TropicalBed.AndBath [coming soon]  info@TropicalBedAndBath.com)
I LOVE THIS STORE!!  DEFINITELY a "VIC's PIC!!!"   This store is all about HIGH end QUALITY COTTON BED LINENS and TOWELS from known U.S. brands like CuddleDown, Home Source, International, Pine Cone Hill, Bliss Living - in thread counts ranging from 200-600 tc (standard in Costa Rica is NO number on the package to 200 thread count and most are polyester blends).  They carry sheets for extra deep and extra-extra deep mattresses and are one of the few stores in Costa Rica where they have a LARGE selection of sheets sold INDIVIDUALLY so you don't have to only get king size pillow cases with your king set if you are really just desiring standard pillow cases - or you don't have to settle for a top sheet if you don't use one and only use a duvet.  Mattress and Pillow Protectors•Covers•Mattress Pads - in Super Thick, Regular and WaterProof as well as Bed Defender Waterproof Mattress pads (made from non-plastic - noise free material).  Comforters and Blankets (all 100% cotton).  Euro Pillows and other Decorative Pillows in everything from synthetic, cotton and Down, Down Alternative with Pillow Cases in sizes from Standard, Queen and King.  Duvet Covers. For the bathroom they carry Plush and MicroCotton Towels and nice bathroom Accessories, Hotel type Waffle and Terry Cloth (including some DELICIOUS THICK ones!!!).  They're starting to carry Area Rugs in Over-Dyes (vintage carpets and Sari Silk.   What's helped keep them in business for 7+ years is their quality and large selection! 
Andrea speaks GOOD English and is usually there Monday-Friday from 9:30am-2pm. 
****Ask if my GOOD Bud/owner Brenda or her son Karl are there and give them a BIG HUG from me!!!
Tell them Vicki (or the Living Life blog) sent you and receive 5% OFF!!!!
HOURS: Monday-Saturday - 9:30am-5:30pmLOCATION•DIRECTIONS: Pozos de Santa Ana (aka "Lindora") - off the Pista at the Santa Ana/Airport exit. Head North (Right if coming from Escazu or Left if coming from Ciudad Colon) towards Pozos/the SJO Airport. At the street where Wendy's and the the MATRA heavy duty trucks/equipment rental/sales is (across from Bosques de Lindora), turn Right and back about 300 meters is a guard station is Bodega Los Higuerones #3 (though there is no sign [ahhhh Costa Rica!!]).

LINO’S Y BLANCOS(2-228-2938 / LinosYBlancos@ice.co.cr)
Some decent quality bedding and some good prices.  Plus they're adding more kitchen chachkees•chunches.
OWNER: Michelle Giustiniani Reyes.
HOURS:  Monday-Saturday - 9:30am-6:30pm
DIRECTIONS: Guachipelin - New location - Diagonal to BMW (???)
Curridabat - Centro Comercial del Este

PAVAS (2-290-8631 / 2-291-8633) / HomeAndDressClub@gmail.com)
They are an outlet for Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Calvin Kline, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Hotel Collection+ and often have sales of 20-60% Off!!!
DIRECTIONS: 100 East of La Artistica, carretera a Pavas, contiguo a Fiesta Centro.
HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm.

SILVER THREADS Fine Linen and Towels
(now independent so contact me at LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com for the connection)
Sheets from Europe and VERY elegant yet $$$$$!

ROYAL PALM INTERIORS - Ojochal - Import BAMBOO SHEETS. They are incredibly soft and have an extra deep fitted sheet to accommodate mattresses up to 15” deep. Everyone who has purchased LOVES them!!! HOURS: Tues-Sat 10-5. CONTACT: Shelagh Duncan - RoyalPalmInteriors@gmail.com / 2-786-5118 ext. 3). LOCATION: Ojochl is 30k south of Dominical


(under 250/300 count [more like 100-200 and ROUGH])

(222-4627 / orotex@racsa.co.cr)
Upstairs from this AWESOME fabric store - they also carry bedding and bath things like towels and a few decorative bathroom things including some curtains (limited though I bought a BUNCH here!!) for GREAT prices also!! Of course it’s not the high quality I’m used to but the towels I bought here are better than most I’ve found in Costa Rica. Francisco is usually upstairs. (see also “Fabric”) and is one of my main buds there (he speaks some English). Gustavo Jop (one of the family owners). Speaks GOOD English and is there from 2-6pm usually.
DIRECTIONS: San Jose - Calles 38-40 Ave. 4 (about 1/2 block South/East of ARCR)
HOURS: 8am-12:30pm and 1:30-6pm





Lesley said...

Just FYI, Silverthreads now have a great new website where you can see everything they have to offer. Here's what it says on their website:

Fine bed linens and towel collections from all over the world for home, condos and hospitality. Sheets of every thread count and colors. Down and Down alternative comforters, pillows, featherbeds and mattress pads. Table linens for any table setting needed. Custom Yachting linens and towels.
Showroom located at Constru Plaza, Guachipelin, Escazu, Costa Rica. Tel: 506 2215 3967

Thanks for keeping us informed. I so love my soft bed too! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi-know of any good fabric stores in Liberia area?

Anonymous said...

Any recommendations for a good fabric store in the San Jose area? I need a good quality and decorative fabric to re-cover a sofa and chair.