INSPIRATION - Peruvian Art


Tejido en blanco y negro, Ayacucho - Perú.

Tejido en blanco y negro, Ayacucho - Perú.

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Bordado andino

Bordado andino

Piedra de Huamanga. Puno, Perú.

Piedra de Huamanga. Puno, Perú.

Cerámica pintada a mano. Cusco, Perú.

Cerámica pintada a mano. Cusco, Perú.

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This past July, I spent 2 weeks in Lima. It was such a good trip! I got to see my friends, spend time with the family... sometimes when you don't plan that much, you end having a very good time :) 

Since I moved to DC, every time I go back home I see it with different eyes. In so many ways, the people, the places, the decor! Peru has done a fabulous job rescuing our heritage and making everyone fall in love with it. Starting with Peruvians. We have re-discovered our origins, our art, our food! And we are so proud of it. I'm so proud of it <3

The attention to detail in which we present a delicate dessert or the way in which colors are mixed in an andean textile. Everything seems to be different to me. More planned, more beautiful. Maybe because I live abroad now. Or maybe because the variety and the quality is actually amazing but I can tell you Peruvian art is getting better and better. 

That's why I wanted to share these images with you. As a small sample of the beautiful pieces I found - that you might have seen already in my house if you follow me on Instagram ;) and the images that inspired me during this trip.

It's always good to be back #Peru 

INSPIRATION - LIMA CHIC "HOTEL B"


All pictures by Splendor

Lima, my hometown. City of flowers and gray skies. Chaos and colors. A seaside desert. A complicated mix of cultures and styles that keeps fascinating every single visitor. Lima is blooming and it's looking fabulous! 

It was so easy to get enchanted by it during my last trip and rediscover places that definitely mark the new Lima chic. One of the spaces I wanted to visit was Hotel B, a boutique hotel in Barranco, one of my favorite districts, that perfectly wraps up what being limeño means. Contemporary and chic, this is a "must see" for all design and art lovers.

Built in a "casona", or colonial mansion, the space has been carefully curated with local art and tradition. What was conceived as a summer retreat during the 1920s received a historic renovation while conserving precious original details such as columns, high ceilings and skylights. Local arquitect Jordi Puig was responsible for most of its transformation, giving life to a space that presents romantic colonial style, a strong andean heritage, and modern creativity.

Somehow this all resonates in my heart and strengthens my sense of belonging. And I'm proud to present you with this example of Peruvian style and design. I've been inspired by my city and its particular mix of beauty.

Stay tuned for more of it! xoxo.