Emma Kinsey, 10 year Nosara resident who helped found Nosara Artisans, and Lily Walter, owner of Hot Tamale dress shop, joined forces to create a unique home goods store, Cazar.
When Walter opened Hot Tamale in 2013, she looked to see what was missing in Nosara. “I wanted people to be able to find their own style with reasonable prices and reuse clothes.” Hot Tamale’s dresses are $15 and are popular with locals and tourists. Walter explained she and Kinsey took the same concept and expanded it into decorations, furniture and household items at Cazar.
“It has been hard to find stuff for houses here without having to go to San Jose or pay a lot,” said Walter. “We have local guys do the welding or wood work or painting to repurpose the furniture and home decorations. 70-80% of our inventory is recycled,” Walter added.
Walter and Kinsey leased the Caribbean plantation style building at the north entrance to the North Guiones Road and filled it with their antique coffee tables, sofas, chairs, Kinsey’s pottery, pillows, lamps and artwork.
“We want locals to not only come shop but hang out, have an expresso, use our wifi. It’s a nice place to hang out totally unapologetically” she added.
Walter explained that they have an in-house designer and are available to provide interior decorating services that people want. They are assisting il Basilico with their new interior look, for example.
Cazar offers a range of small to large items, including candles, glasses and pillows for $3 to $30. Economical sofas run $300 while elegant leather couches are up to $800. An antique wooden coffee table runs $450 while an antique sideboard rescued from a junk yard and retiled and repainted is $600.
Location: in the first building at the north entrance to the North Guiones Road