A Local Guide to Lima, Peru by Gabriela Maskrey

A Local Guide to Lima, Peru by Gabriela Maskrey

Introducing the talented artist and founder behind Te-MATA Studio, Gabriela Maskrey. 

Tell us about yourself in 3 sentences
Never bored, always stoked. 

Your work and passion?
Painting, book design, photography and surfing.

What is your relation to this city?
I was born in London and brought to Peru at a very young age. I grew up here and lived here until I was 18. 

Best experience?
There are many but the top one will always be to go surfing in the morning and ceviche for lunch. 

Your top 3 hangout spots?
La Pampilla, the top cliffs of La Costa Verde and Barranco. 

Favorite restaurants?
La Preferida, Rafael and Siete Restaurante. 

Best date place?
Depends on the date I guess. Super romantic to go on a surf date but I would say Siete for a sexy night sit down date. 

Best Sunday spot?
For food: El Mercado. For culture: Museo Larco. For just a hang: Lunch at La Herradura. For walking: the Historic Center of Lima and the cliffs of Miraflores and Barranco. 

Where do you go shopping?
Usually Barranco. Here are some Peruvian brands; Mozh Mozh, Escvdo, Balkanica, KA Concept Store, PUNA and Las Pallas.

Where is your escape from this city?
For beaches: up north towards the border with Ecuador to beaches like Máncora, Vichayito and Organos. For mountains and culture: Cusco, Huaraz or Ayacucho. For the amazon: Iquitos, Puerto Maldonado and for high jungle, Tarapoto. 

Best 5 local advice?
-Get a dingy in the Marine Reserve of Paracas 

-Trip down to the desert of Ica to see the Nazca lines

-Fly to Iquitos and navigate the Amazon 

-Head to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and take it all in 

-Visit a local peña and dance salsa 

What’s your favorite This Way product?
Natural Sunscreen for Eyes and Lips

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