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    Flavio Garciandía Coffee Cup – The Best Gifts from Cuba

Good news! I’ve found the perfect gift – and one that you can enjoy each morning, once back (poor you) in colder climes. This beautiful, espresso coffee cup comes in a set of six and costs only 6.50 cucs – an absolute bargain.
They are part of a Cuban art reproduction initiative that can be found on articles ranging from tea towels and oven gloves to shower curtains, plates and umbrellas – and all at extremely reasonable prices. Look for them in various ARTEX shops around the city; the best is in Old Havana, in Boulevard San Rafael, just up from the Hotel Inglaterra. This little cup features a painting by one of Cuba´s greatest contemporary artists, Flavio Garciandía (1954) who painted his then-girlfriend, artist Zaida del Rio, and, sweetly, named it All You Need Is Love. Tell me, who needs sugar if your boyfriend does that?

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