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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

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Heidi Klein Cowboy Hat was £115 now £92 here

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

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Heidi Klein Baja Jumpsuit was £240 now £192 here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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and we all need a beautiful smelling candle

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

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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

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Eberjey Waverley Bikini £145 here

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Juliet Dunn Tie Dye Mini Dress £145 here

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L*Space Crystal Trousers £125 here

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L*Space Jacques Maxi Dress £135 here

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L*Space West of Santa Fe Bikini £158 here

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Melissa Odabash Alicia Shorts £142 here

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Melissa Odabash Crochet Shorts £114 here

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PilyQ Voyager Dress £155 here

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PilyQ Bandeau Skirted Bikini £177 here

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PilyQ Sunbeam Tote Bag £198 here

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Seafolly  Future Tribe Bikini £92 here

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Seafolly Future Tribe Surf Swimsuit £97 here

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Star Mela Taja Sandals £79 here

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Heidi Klein Santa Fe Plaited Bikini £180 here

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Heidi Klein Cassis U Bar Bandeau Bikini £190 here

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Heidi Klein Fez Bandeau Maxi Dress £180 here

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 Ashiana Denim Jasper Bead Bracelet £22 here

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Heidi Klein Leather Cuff £75 here

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Heidi Klein Rope Bracelet £38 here

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Juliet Dunn Cotton Dungareenis £188 here

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Juliet Dunn Silk Bow Dress with Sequins £199 here

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Tabitha Simmons Sprinkles Embellished Sandals £395 here

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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

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Bellini’s on the balcony

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Breakfast in the market

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Heidi Klein Sitges Bandeau Bikini £170 here

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Santa Fe Plaited Bandeau Bikini £180 here

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Ravello Balcony Bikini £190 here

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Venezuela Bandeau Jumpsuit £260 here

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Beige Bucket Bag £220 here

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Thread Bracelet in Azure £18 here

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Havaianas Slim Fit £25 here

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Hipanema Bonnie Bracelet £75 here

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Juliet Dunn Orange Mini Dress £201 here

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Juliet Dunn Silk Cami Dress £219 here

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Melissa Odabash Fatima Top £182 here

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Melissa Odabash Stella Jumpsuit £249 here

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Melissa Odabash Crochet Shorts £114 here

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PilyQ Aztec Bandeau Bikini £168 here

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Seafolly Future Tribe Surf Swimsuit £97 here

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Seafolly Prismatic Jumpsuit £92 here

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Seafolly Miami Bikini in Melon £95 here

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Juliet Dunn Silk Cami Dress £215 here

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Juliet Dunn Gold Metal Bracelet £105 here

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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.

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Coffe on the beach!

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My beautiful painting on our wall

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

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A trip to MATE

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The King Of Peru enjoys the art.

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

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The journey home with KLM, Victoria Beckham & Acne

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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”

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

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

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Flags in our neighbourhood Peru and Punta Hermosa

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

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

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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.

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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

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Seafolly China Blue Bikini £58 here

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Cool Change India Surf Pants £110 here

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L*Space Ruby Dress £110 here

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JETS Accent Kaftan Malibu £109 here

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JETS Analogy Shorts £69 here

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Sofia by Vix Aqua Ripple Bikini £119 here

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Helen Kaminski Provence Hat £145 here

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Heidi Klein Bimini Bandeau Jumpsuit £240 here

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Heidi Klein Bimini Drop Wait Mini Dress £180 here

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Heidi Klein Wide Brim Hat £125 here

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Heidi Klein Brown Bucket Bag £220 here

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Heidi Klein Cassis U-bar Bandeau Bikini £190 here

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Heidi Klein Little Dix Bandeau Bikini £180 here

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Piles Enjoy Biscane Beaded Dress £155 here

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Biondi Nebu Blue Bikini £170 here

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Vix Papi Orange Silk Dress £205 here

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Vix Iaia Amy Chiffon Kaftan £155 here

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Heidi Kaminski Navarre  Raffia Hat £235 here

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Rayban RB3025 Aviators £137 here

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Rayban RD3025 Aviators £135 here

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Missoni Mare Crochet Knit Bikini £280 here

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Melissa Odabash Embellished Voile Top £180 here

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Lima Dreaming with Juliet Dunn|Beat Breast Cancer with Juliet Dunn |

I woke up this morning thinking about my annual trip to Peru, it isn’t that far away hurrah. After making a cup of tea I started checking for  beautiful things that I can take with me. First stop was Juliet Dunn’s website which always has little treasures!

I really love the dungareenis and I was very pleased to see that 20% of the profits are going to the Royal Marsden, a very worthy cause.

Look out for them on daily posts from Lima!!

 

Cotton Ditzy Dungareenis £89 here

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Camisole Dress with Metallic Embroidery £214 here

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Silk Marble Camisole Dress with Glitter £199 here

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Neon Block Print Shorts with Sequins £119 here

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Vintage Clutch Bags £88 each here

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Great Holiday Wardrobe Updates| Where can I buy beachwear now|

As you all know I am constantly on the look out for great pieces to wear on the annual trip to Peru. I will be on and around the beach for 3 weeks so I need great pieces!!

I always check Beach Cafe they have a great range of designer beachwear and accessories all year round and they have regular new additions.

I have included some great Heidi Klein bikinis but you need to check the website for the full range. I have quite a few waiting for me in Peru and they never disappoint, I just add  a new one every trip. ( www.heidiklein.com )

These are today’s favourite finds, all are going on my wishlist!

Seafolly Salvation Playsuit £67 here

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Seafolly Tamagochi Pants £98 here

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Vitamin A Penelope Pants £189 here

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Flash Tattoos Goldfish Kiss Tattoos £29 here

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PilyQ  Biscayne Dress £155 here

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Emamo Bacio Muslin Kaftan £409 here

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L*Space Powder Blue Bikini £149 here

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Sofia by Vix Siberia Maya Dress £121 here

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Hipanema Peacock Bracelet £75 here

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Juliet Dunn Embroidered Cotton Kaftan £215 here

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Easton Pearson Take Away Vana Dress £455 here

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Anna Kosturova Crochet Shorts £130 here

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Missoni Mare Crochet Knit Bikini £280 here

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Heidi Klein Sainte Maxime Twist Bandeau Bikini £236 here

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Isabel Marant X Olivers People Teardrop Sunglasses £236 here

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Heidi Klein Ischia Twist Bandeau Bikini £208 here

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Finds + Hatmaker Gabon Leather Trimmed Straw Hat £325 here

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