One of our favorite things about Lima is that taxi drivers are way more likely to strike up a conversation with you about food than football. So any time we’re flying or driving into town, even if just for an evening, we always ask for food recommendations in our favorite barrio, Barranco.
If you’re ever in Lima, make sure you venture south to this district. It feels so coastal and bohemian compared to the rest of the hustle and bustle of the city. A few of our artisan partners told us it used to be a restort town for aristocrats in the 19th century, but now Lima has grown and swallowed it up as one of its many districts.
The buildings are full of color and charm, and there’s plenty of places to get good ceviche and a pisco sour. It’s impossible to not find inspiration in the brilliant palettes you encounter as you walk around the streets filled with artists, musicians, and pretty little shops...
These streets of Barranco inspired many of the color combinations – oranges, pinks, rusts, corals, and light blues – in the first collection. You can see them woven through the Paloma Throw, Los Cielos Throw, Estrellas Rug, and many others.
Photos captured by Olivia Rae James.