French fashion designer, painter and photographer Marine Penvern, visited La Escuelita in March 2016 for a week long stay after previously visiting in February 2014.
"I may be back in NYC, but a piece of my heart has stayed in Nicaragua. I have returned to the residency this winter. It is a magical place. it is convenient to get there. A radical change and yet only 5 hour trip. The place is quiet - only if you don’t mind roosters and dogs!! i recommend La Escuelita!!!! a low key comfortable get away to create!" - Marine Penvern