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.
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.
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