Hola from Peru 8th Instalment | South American Travel | Lima Peru |

It has been a great few days the sun has shone constantly which is always a good start. Today I spent 5 hours on the beach, which considering the heat was a feat in itself, albeit a very enjoyable one. The tan is now very visible and I even went into the sea, which for me is amazing.   I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have managed to collect a few bits of arm candy which I have included below.

Yesterday we went to Jockey Plaza, a shopping area in Lima which has a Zara, Zara Home and a Chanel boutique for make up & perfume. I do believe that you always need a Zara, I found a pair of a turquoise shorts in the sale and a very ethnic bag which I first spotted in London in the summer. It is nice to know that everyone is on sale everywhere!! We also bought a green throw in Zara Home and it is pictured below. I will be wearing the shorts tomorrow and using the bag so a photo will follow.

On the way to Mate we stopped off in our old neighbourhood to pick the plants that are moving to the new place and I think you will agree the colours are gorgeous. We are also taking this Caballito de Totora which have used by the fishermen in Huanchaco in the North of Peru for 3000 years. It is going to look great on the balcony.

Then it was off to MATE in Barranco, a very bohemian area of Lima, this was set up by Mario Testino and the place is beautiful. When we came last year it was just Mario’s vogue photo’s on display, this year there is work by other artists plus Mario.

Today the waves were good (or so I am told) as you can see there were a lot of surfers out there.  The King of Peru has tried his hand at stencilling one of his surfboards, I think it looks great.

Zara, Jockey Plaza, Lima, Peru

zara 1

The green throw from Zara Home pictured with new fuschia cushion.


Chanel Boutique, makeup & perfume.

Chanel 1

Gorgeous plants and things that will soon be with us

colour 1

colour 2

The giant yukka


Caballito De Totora

cane surfboard

Photo of the Caballito in action by  Daniel Bengoa which we saw in Galeria Delbarrio


The entrance to MATE

mate entrance

The courtyard

mate courtyard.

A surfboard after stencilling


Great surf means lots of surfers


A paddle found on the beach turned into a piece of art.

luis paddle

Todays armcandy