Spring, marrakech, design, shopping
Stylish Medina Riad Dar Doukkala will be our home for a week.

We are Thrilled to organise a second year of Homestyling and Shopping Retreats in Marrakech!
Our 2018 retreats will all cover a full week!
To capture
all the knowledge,
get the insights
handle the tools,
while at the same time be fully able to discover everything that Marrakech has to offer while enjoying the good life and have enough space for some quality me time.

The venue for our spring workshop, in one of the most exciting riads in the Medina of Marrakech, Riad Dar Doukkala and Spa will be everything you dream of and more! Offering you breath taking sunsets with a view on the most important Mosque in Marrakech, the Koutoubia.  We will sunbath at our own swimming pool and have a private Spa and wellness at our disposal. It's all in the package. Did I mention their lush inner garden with orange blossom scent?

Our retreats are the ideal moments to learn, enjoy and relax:
styling your home,
having a well deserved break with some serious me-time, spa treatments, and relaxing moments,
discovering the art, culture and must visit places in Marrakech,
enjoy the hottest restaurants in town and
shop at all the hidden gems that are known by local stylists, trendhunters and the luxury shops worldwide.

What you will learn:

- How to work with reflective tools to see and define more clearly your own or a clients personal style.
- All the right steps creating a harmonious ambiance.
- Are hands on, decorating and testing your skills for real with carpets, lighting, furniture ....
- Combining elements, textures and colours creating a certain ambiance.
- Group sessions and one on one are included to help you get the most out of it.
- Are fun and inspiring while we shop elements to make your home ready for spring.

The give back moment:

The last workshop will be a give back moment where we will all together decorate a relax/reading room in a centre a little outside of Marrakech. Giving these young people the best of our talents and encouraging them to work and create with us.
Part of your payment for this retreat will serve to buy all the stuff we need to create a warm and cozy hide away.

Please have a laptop or tablet with you.

If you have any particular questions concerning you interior, we are happy to look at them in advance.  You can send us photos, we can have a skype session or....

Ethnic chic from the souks
If you love Ethnic Chic, we'll source it with you on just the right location!
      " 1 unique week, full of quality time to 'learn - shop - pamper yourself' in a magical city "

      • Introduction.
      • reflective session to see more clearly ( these moments are often real AHA moments).
      • Different styles to explore.
      • carpets, lighting, woodwork...what to look at when defining the quality/price.
      • Creating your personal mood board.
      • Enjoy the spirit of old Marrakech.
      • Visit of the boucherouite museum.
      • Visit of the old Medina with the souk des Tapis (the carpet Souk), Place jemaa El Fna...
      • Learn the art of negotiating while shopping.
      • Visit of Jardin Majorelle and the YSL Museum.
      • Visit of the most authentic part, the flee market and the many art and artifacts stores.
      • Visit of the Industrial area with trendy design and collectors items.
      • The insider stores in the Souks.
      • The magical Souk des Ferroniers with lamps in all forms and sizes.
      • All the new design stores for home ware and linens.
      • You do not feel unsafe, overwhelmed or forced to buy while walking the medina with me.
      • Enjoy a delicious breakfast every morning, in the patio, the rooftop or why not, by the pool or on your room!
      • Have your private Spa and Relax moments.(one is already included)
      • Enjoy the sunset magic from the hottest bohemian rooftops in town, or just with a glass of wine on our own magical rooftop.
      • Private diners and me time in our own riad.
      • Relax and sunshine around our pool.

        It is your holiday, you choose what sessions you want to join. There is no obligation to follow every workshop, shopping excursion or visit of any kind. 
      Cost for the total package:

      Colour and Boho style in overload. Make the right choices! We'll help you

      Daily Program:

      Saturday March 17: 
      • Welcome and settling in
      • Get to know each other
      • Walk through the Medina 
      • discover all the beautiful corners, terraces and lazy hang outs in the hotel.
      • we'll cross the street to the magical wonderworld of....to get you into the mood.

      March 18 - 23: 
      • 8.30 - 9.30 Breakfast
      • 10.00 - 12.30 Workshop styling and moodboards. One day we will be out a full day in the new town and the industrial area).
      • 1.00 pm Lunch at a rooftop in town
      • 2.00 - 5.00 pm  visit of the different parts of the Medina (Shopping, Culture...)
      • 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm free time
      • 8.00 pm Dinner in our Hotel

      Saturday March 24: 
      • Lazy gourmet breakfast
      • The retreat ends after Breakfast.(11.30)
      Relax by the pool or enjoy a treatment in the excellent Spa of our riad. 1 Full treatment is included.

      7 nights in an Uber stylish riad( beautifully restored house) in the heart of the Medina (English and French spoken)
      7 heavenly dinners all prepared with local ingredients and an excellent way to learn all the different flavours from one of the most diverse cuisines in the world. Enjoy tagines, couscous, pastilja, briouattes.....Olives, preserved lemons, mythical spices and so much more to enjoy.
      7 Moroccan breakfasts. These are filled with fresh breads, fruits, eggs, yogurt, honey and mint tea.
      Transfers from the airport on day 1.(If you arrive on another day, please contact your hotel to make arrangements)
      A Spa treatment including Hammam and massage.

      Not inclusive:
      Transport to the airport on the last day.
      Soft drinks
      Alcoholic drinks
      Your personal travel insurance
      Any shopping in the souks
      Any other private visit you want to add to your trip

      Cost for this workshop is:
      • 1800 € for a shared room with twin beds and private bathroom
      • 1970 € for a private room with private bathroom

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      Our home in Marrakech! Gorgeous Dar Doukkala Riad & Spa.

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