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Only 5 more days to go to Lima Dreaming I am so excited …….

Recent events have meant that this year I haven’t done my usual Lima Dreaming countdown, an unexpected trip to Canada to see a very poorly little boy followed by an unexpected stay in Schipol airport certainly dampened my enthusiasm a little.

Tonight however I am sat here thinking only 5 more days and I will be on that plane Lima Dreaming all of the way.

I have so many little treats to take with me to add to my already beautiful wardrobe.

Every year I take a few additions to freshen up my wardrobe some of my pieces have been there for ten years and I still enjoy them.

This year I am taking:

Valentino slides

Zara off the shoulder dress

Zara printed denim shorts £25.99 here

My gorgeous Valentino sandals (these are Lima veterans) with The King of Peru in Guidi)

Beach toes in Valentino Rockstuds and Guidi Flipflops

Berenice Rose emerald green pretty dress

Pampelone 55 blouse

Zara embroidered denim shorts £25.99 here

I am sure there a few other things tucked away waiting to go in my suitcase, we shall see…………….





Outfit of the day Lima Dreaming style it’s about beach life..

Call me sad but today I worked out that it is only 159 days until my annual Lima Dreaming trip so my thoughts have naturally turned to the beach. I always leave my clothes behind so I have a good collection waiting for me but each year I like to add a few new pieces.

This outfit would take me to the local restaurants at the beach (Punta Hermosa)  and also for walks in Lima (with a bellini as a reward)

Eugenia Kim Courtney feather embellished fedora £280 here

BIONDI Ciel off the shoulder voile playsuit £310 here

Isabel Marant Hellea silver leather sliders £295 here

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Are you bikini ready? Heidi Klein x Sophie Anderson is what you need……

I think I have found my additions for the Lima Dreaming wardrobe already. These bikinis designed by Sophie Anderson for Heidi Klein are just perfect.

There other combinations available at www.heidiklein.com but these are my favourites.

Sophie Anderson Isla Baru Bandeau Top £110 here

Sophie Anderson Isla Baru Hipster Bottoms £110 here

Sophie Anderson Rosario Bandeau Top £110 here

Sophie Anderson Rosario Hipster Bottoms £110 here

Sophie Anderson Palomino Bandeau Top £110 here

Sophie Anderson Palomino Hipster Bottoms £110 here

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More Lima Dreaming a wardrobe update………….

I am afraid that I am constantly thinking about what clothes and shoes will look great in Lima!! I do realise that I have great wardrobe waiting for me but each year I do like to take a few new pieces!!

Having just being reminded that Heidi Klein has 20% discount until monday 30th November I decided to chose a few new treasures!!

These espadrilles are a must have they are perfect for hanging out at the beach.

Remember the NOW price is only valid until the end of Monday 30th November.

Heidi Klein Maya Bay Glitter espadrilles were £150 now £120 here


Heidi Klein Cowboy Hat was £115 now £92 here


Heidi Klein Bordeaux Bandeau Maxi was £260 now £208 here


Heidi Klein Baja Jumpsuit was £240 now £192 here


Heidi Klein Drop Waist Mini was £220 now £176 here


Heidi Klein Leather Rope Bracelet was £38 now £30.40 here


Heidi Klein San Sebastian Bikini Top was £85 now £68 here


Heidi Klein San Sebastian Bikini Bottoms was £85 now £68 here


Heidi Klein Maya Bay Espadrilles was £110 now £88 here


Heidi Klein Raffia Bucket Bag was £220 now £176 here


and we all need a beautiful smelling candle

Heidi Klein Coconut Beach Candle was £38 now £30.40 here


Beachwear Beauties You Need|Bandeau Bikinis & Maxis|

Here I am again dreaming of summer in Lima and all the of the pretty things that I can wear. As  we live at the beach I do need lots of things that can take from the beach to the bar and back again.

Today as always I have found so many things at Beachcafe and Heidi Klein they are my go to websites for beachwear. I have even found a surf swimsuit!! please note that my first outing on a surfboard wont be my last and if I am going to do it I will do it in style!!

Every year I say I am going to buy some Juliet Dunn dungareenis and this year I certainly will as love the white pair with a touch of fluro.

Acacia Whistler Shorts £75 here


Eberjey Waverley Bikini £145 here


Juliet Dunn Tie Dye Mini Dress £145 here


L*Space Crystal Trousers £125 here


L*Space Jacques Maxi Dress £135 here


L*Space West of Santa Fe Bikini £158 here


Melissa Odabash Alicia Shorts £142 here


Melissa Odabash Crochet Shorts £114 here


PilyQ Voyager Dress £155 here


PilyQ Bandeau Skirted Bikini £177 here


PilyQ Sunbeam Tote Bag £198 here


Seafolly  Future Tribe Bikini £92 here


Seafolly Future Tribe Surf Swimsuit £97 here


Star Mela Taja Sandals £79 here


Heidi Klein Santa Fe Plaited Bikini £180 here


Heidi Klein Cassis U Bar Bandeau Bikini £190 here


Heidi Klein Fez Bandeau Maxi Dress £180 here


 Ashiana Denim Jasper Bead Bracelet £22 here


Heidi Klein Leather Cuff £75 here


Heidi Klein Rope Bracelet £38 here


Juliet Dunn Cotton Dungareenis £188 here


Juliet Dunn Silk Bow Dress with Sequins £199 here


Tabitha Simmons Sprinkles Embellished Sandals £395 here


Holiday Wardrobe Pieces You Need|Bikinis and Dresses|

Today I have an overwhelming need to lie in the sun so I have been dreaming of being in Lima.

Just to stand on the balcony and look at the ocean would be wonderful, maybe a Bellini in my hand would be nice too!!

These are the pieces I would like in my “Lima Wardrobe” whether I go soon or at christmas. I just love the beach life it is so laid back and all you need are bikini’s and shorts, well nearly!!

I have found  a great piece that would be perfect for my “surfing” days!! You need to look good in water as well as on the beach.

I find nearly all of my favourite beachwear at Heidi Klein and Beachcafe  so I hope you like them too. I have Heidi Klein bikinis in Lima that I have worn for quite a few years now and they still look amazing.

Here is reminder as to why I am day dreaming it is so BEAUTIFUL!

A view from the balcony


Bellini’s on the balcony


Breakfast in the market


Heidi Klein Sitges Bandeau Bikini £170 here


Santa Fe Plaited Bandeau Bikini £180 here


Ravello Balcony Bikini £190 here


Venezuela Bandeau Jumpsuit £260 here


Beige Bucket Bag £220 here


Thread Bracelet in Azure £18 here


Havaianas Slim Fit £25 here


Hipanema Bonnie Bracelet £75 here


Juliet Dunn Orange Mini Dress £201 here


Juliet Dunn Silk Cami Dress £219 here


Melissa Odabash Fatima Top £182 here


Melissa Odabash Stella Jumpsuit £249 here


Melissa Odabash Crochet Shorts £114 here


PilyQ Aztec Bandeau Bikini £168 here


Seafolly Future Tribe Surf Swimsuit £97 here


Seafolly Prismatic Jumpsuit £92 here


Seafolly Miami Bikini in Melon £95 here


Juliet Dunn Silk Cami Dress £215 here


Juliet Dunn Gold Metal Bracelet £105 here


My Lima Life 7th Instament| South American Travel|Winter Sun|

Well sadly this is the final instalment for this trip as I am now back home with a lovely tan and happy memories.

No trip to Lima is ever complete without a trip to MATE, which is Mario Testino’s gallery in Barranco. Being from the area he started MATE to help fellow artists but thankfully you get to see his work.

The last few days were a race to grab as much beach time as possible whilst enjoying time with family. Happy days!!

I was given a painting on my last visit by an artist who happens to be a very lovely lady. She very kindly named the boat in the painting after me and now it is finally on our wall.

Then it was off to the airport in a mad rush but a very comfortable journey home with KLM as always. I am still waiting for my suitcase though!!

Last trip to the beach.


Coffe on the beach!

rijo cofee with sea

My beautiful painting on our wall

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photo 3

My favourite image, I cant believe I actually went on a board!!


A trip to MATE

me & mate use

The King Of Peru enjoys the art.

luis & mate

Food & Drink with the family (well a pisco sour and a cuba libre)


The journey home with KLM, Victoria Beckham & Acne



Hola from Lima|Winter Sun|Travel to Peru|

Well its that time of year again and here I am sitting writing this in Lima, not only in Lima but on the beach. The sun is shining what more could I want. I have had an amazing year which ended with good news all around.

I travelled as always with KLM, efficient and reliable! I am always excited to get to our flat on the beach, the view is spectacular and I instantly relax. There is always so much that I want to do and see here but as always I never want to leave the beach. My mission is to find a new poncho, you can’t beat a great poncho they are so much better than coats.

This is only the first of many posts so I hope you like sharing my “Lima Life”


The view from the balcony, not bad at all!!


Breakfast Bellini’s on the balcony, its a tradition.


Flags in our neighbourhood Peru and Punta Hermosa


You can’t visit Peru without drinking a cold Cusquena!!


After all of that hard work it was off to the beach, I will be working very hard on a tan!


On Saturday we went for drink at the bar in B Hotel in Barranco. We enjoyed it so much we are going to try the restaurant this week.

b bar

bar wall

drinks copy“Me” already for Sunday’s 93rd birthday party (more of that later) wearing an Isabel Marant playsuit and my new Sophia Webster sandals (love them) The hat is from a shop in Lima called Praia Brava Bikini’s, it also had gorgeous woven bags so I may be going back!

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Winter Sun Vacation Style|Beachwear you can buy now|

I am officially on the count down to the annual holiday in Peru, so the wardrobe situation is becoming crucial!! I do have a lot of clothes in Peru already, at last count about 25 bikinis!! and lots of shorts but i always need a few new pieces. Earlier this year I was the proud recipient of a Charo Ruiz blue skirt which I am looking forward to wearing (watch this space) but I do need more!!

I have decided to catalogue this years trip on a polaroid camera so the outfits will be important. There will be lots of  images posted daily and they will start with my traditional KLM flight, always a pleasure. When I return I will post the entire journey from beginning to end, I have already chosen my camera and I am excited with thought of my project.

Luckily I have only to walk down a few steps from our apartment to the beach but I still need clothes for the walks and the cocktails!! My go to boutiques are always www.beachcafe.com and www.heidiklein.com

Seafolly Kimono Rose Bikini £110 here


Seafolly China Blue Bikini £58 here


Cool Change India Surf Pants £110 here


L*Space Ruby Dress £110 here


JETS Accent Kaftan Malibu £109 here

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JETS Analogy Shorts £69 here

JETS-Analogy-Shorts (2)

Sofia by Vix Aqua Ripple Bikini £119 here


Helen Kaminski Provence Hat £145 here


Heidi Klein Bimini Bandeau Jumpsuit £240 here


Heidi Klein Bimini Drop Wait Mini Dress £180 here


Heidi Klein Wide Brim Hat £125 here


Heidi Klein Brown Bucket Bag £220 here


Heidi Klein Cassis U-bar Bandeau Bikini £190 here


Heidi Klein Little Dix Bandeau Bikini £180 here


Piles Enjoy Biscane Beaded Dress £155 here


Biondi Nebu Blue Bikini £170 here


Vix Papi Orange Silk Dress £205 here


Vix Iaia Amy Chiffon Kaftan £155 here


Heidi Kaminski Navarre  Raffia Hat £235 here


Rayban RB3025 Aviators £137 here


Rayban RD3025 Aviators £135 here


Missoni Mare Crochet Knit Bikini £280 here


Melissa Odabash Embellished Voile Top £180 here