TRAVEL DIARIES | Day 2 in Lima, Perú (La Costa Verde, pasta negro y ropa gris)

Day two in Lima was all about colours. If you haven’t already Google Translated the title of this post, I’m talking all about them – the green coast, black pasta and a head-to-toe grey ootd. Sure, they might not be the brightest of colours, but that’s about all you’re gonna get. (Even the beautiful, colourful building are covered in a layer of dust that once removed, would show through to a stunningly bright paint.)

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to Lima, Peru. September 2015. Lunch at Punta Sal.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to Lima, Peru. September 2015. Lunch at Punta Sal.

We started the day off with ceviche and pasta negra with calamari at Punta Sal (a restaurant known for its “taste of the sea”) in Miraflores. I was pretty skeptical at first about the gruesomely dark appearance of my pasta but once I braved the first bite I discovered it tasted just like fettuccine Alfredo – I wolfed down the whole bowl.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to Lima, Peru. September 2015. Miraflores.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to Lima, Peru. September 2015. THEIT Bags at La Costa Verde.

The Lady-like Leopard TRAVEL: Day 2 in Lima, Perú (pasta negra, ceviche y la costa verde)

We then took a stroll along la Costa Verde towards Larcomar – an americanized shopping centre, mostly for tourists and rich Peruvians. It’s a beautiful place but the only thing I ended up buying was a memory card. Hey, I could buy all the Banana Republic and Gap that I wanted but nothing is going to compare to those recuerdos.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to Lima, Peru. September 2015. A little cafe on La Costa Verde.

There was the cutest little stand alone cafe along the water on our walk home (well, on our walk to go get a taxi to take us home). We stopped in to get a cappuccino and share a nutella crepe. Que ricisimo! By then the day was well on its way to being siesta time and this was the perfect pick-me-up.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to Lima, Peru. September 2015. THEIT Bags at La Costa Verde.

#withmytheit

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to Lima, Peru. September 2015. THEIT Bags at La Costa Verde.

It was such an overcast day in Lima! Truthfully, I’ve only seen the sun about once since arriving – if that. Today I decided to match my look to the sky. I almost blend right in.

What I’m wearing:

black Razzle Dazzle Brand halter top
grey Joe Fresh skirt
strappy Call It Spring sandals
navy leather THEIT camera bag

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TRAVEL DIARIES | Day 1 in Lima, Peru (Miraflores, #withmytheit y un cumpleaños)

I arrived in Lima, Peru at midnight last Thursday after a 9 hour flight direct from Toronto. I was a bit skeptical of my flight at first (no USB port, no personal tvs, half my arm rest missing) but it ended up flying by (no pun intended). My family was there to pick me up at the airport and we were crying from laughter within minutes. How I’d missed them.

We’re staying in the same San Isidro apartment we rented six years ago so it felt a little bit like coming home. I’d forgotten (or perhaps just not realized) how much I missed Lima too. As my cousin said to me, la sangre te llama – the blood calls you.

Since it was so late the night I arrived, we went straight home and after I unpacked my entire suitcase, went to bed. The next day was a lot more exciting with our first trip to Miraflores for menu (a Peruvian lunch from a set menu) and my uncle’s surprise 60th birthday party!

We drank a lot of pisco, ate some more delicious Peruvian food and caught up with family we hadn’t seen for years. I even had to give a little speech for mi tio in front of everyone in my shaky (at best) spanish. It’s safe to say it’s improved leaps & bounds since then.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to Lima, Peru. September 2015.

The first place we went for lunch in Miraflores.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to Lima, Peru. September 2015.

My cousin Cherie and me.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to Lima, Peru. September 2015.

With my THEIT camera bag for my #withmytheit collaboration.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to Lima, Peru. September 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to Lima, Peru. September 2015.

My mum, my cousin Cherie and my auntie.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to Lima, Peru. September 2015.

Stopped for coffee and churros after lunch.

Outside one of the houses on our street.

Outside one of the houses on our street.

Love having this THEIT camera bag here with me. Snapping pics left, right and centre.

Love having this THEIT camera bag here with me. Snapping pics left, right and centre.

The Lady-like Leopard TRAVEL: Day 1 in Lima, Peru (Miraflores, #withmytheit y un cumpleaños)

My beautiful cousin, Cherie.

The Lady-like Leopard TRAVEL: Day 1 in Lima, Peru (Miraflores, #withmytheit y un cumpleaños)

We found this wall down the street from our apartment to take photos by before our uncle’s birthday.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to Lima, Peru. September 2015.

The Lady-like Leopard TRAVEL: Day 1 in Lima, Peru (Miraflores, #withmytheit y un cumpleaños)

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to Lima, Peru. September 2015.

With my cousins Cherie, Milagros and Lucero.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to Lima, Peru. September 2015.

The food here is so delicious.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to Lima, Peru. September 2015.

Also, a big thanks to my friend Nicole, owner and designer of THEIT, for lending me the latest & greatest full leather camera bag from her new collection. I’ll be posting photos on instagram with the bag and tagging #withmytheit so you can see what the two of us get up to. Seriously, can’t go anywhere without it.

What I’m wearing (outfit 1):

grey Joe Fresh tank
black Calvin Klein jeans
black Call It Spring sandals
navy leather THEIT camera bag

What I’m wearing (outfit 2):

blue striped Boutique Jacob dress
chunky black Windsor Smith sandals
navy leather THEIT camera bag

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