CHRISTMAS STYLING AND SHOPPING in MARRAKECH

COCO-Morocco takes you on a tour to rethink Christmas styling the Moroccan way!: "CHRISTMAS STYLING AND SHOPPING".  An event, sourcing the souks and way beyond! We learn the skill of tadelakt and painting on pottery in the outskirts of Marrakech. This intimate experience will give a select number of creative travellers the opportunity to educate themselves in traditional skills while exploring the magic of Marrakech. We create AND source unique handmade gifts and we learn to style our home 'Christmasproof' with ethnic materials.
We will visit unknow cooperatives with high quality products as well as the most trendy boutiques spread in the medina.

SAVE THE DATES: November 23- 30, 2018
WHO: everyone who is in for a discovery of handmade raw and authentic unique pieces

Join us into the heart of a city where past and future have connected into a new and hip design culture with strong bonds with the past. Marlène Pauly invites you to discover the inspiring design scene. Accompanied and assisted by some of the most renowned names in Moroccan design as well as small local talented designers of which some will be revealed during the coming weeks in our private newsletter.

You will be able to understand what we talk about when talking CRADLE CONCEPTS.

November is an excellent months to get all the inspiration to create an amazing christmas look at home, to connect to like minded souls and to shop your presents.
My 10+ years of experience and my daily life here running the souks gives me an excellent starting position to accompany you everywhere while sourcing and shopping.
Soak in all the knowledge, get the insights, make your choices!
Get fair prices without hidden fees and a full list of addresses on the places to shop.
Get in contact with cooperatives and become a member of our do good community.
Enjoy pink rooftops and experience the impact of colours in a world where design is all about local materials and tradition.

The venue:
Is in a top location to discover everything the medina has to offer.  Offering you breathtaking sunsets with a view on Marrakech.  We will also have time for relaxing and have included a private Spa and wellness that will be well deserved after long days of sourcing and selecting in and around Marrakech.

Our retreats are all about you:
- creating and playing with carpets, lighting and decorating in small groups,
- learning to create a unique tadelakt object to take home,
- creating your own pottery with berber symbols at the countryside,
- having a well deserved break with me-time, spa treatments, and relaxing moments,
- discovering some of the many art, culture and must visit places in Marrakech,
- enjoying the hottest restaurants in town and
- shopping and dealing at all the hidden gems that are known by local stylists, trend hunters and the luxury shops worldwide.

What you will experience:

- haggling and negotiating prices to a win-win..
- how to style your home in a most elegant and yet simple way.
- wonderful walks through the ancient medina of Marrakech.
- designer meetings.
- local countryside adventures that offer you an alternative look on Morocco.
- as in all our retreat....build new friendships.
- a visit to all areas in Marrakech and time for beautiful photos, selfies and social media of course!
- direct contacts to producers and workshops all around Marrakech.


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

      Sourcing:
      • what to shop and where,
      • carpets, ceramics, lighting, woodwork...how to definea good quality/price,
      • a new area around Marrakech, every day,
      • Workshop/manufacturers/souks/flee market
       Culture:
      • Enjoy the spirit of old Marrakech.
      • 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.
      Shopping:
      • 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 homeware and linens.
      • You do not feel unsafe, overwhelmed nor forced into buying while walking the medina with me.
      • Combining orders to get the best deals.
      • Combining shipments if possible to lower the costs.
      Relax:
      • Enjoy a delicious breakfast every morning, in the patio or the rooftop depending on the weather.
      • Have 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 dinners and me time in our own riad.
      • Relax and sunshine around our pool.

        It is your holiday! There is no obligation to follow every tour to every workshop, shopping excursion or a visit of any kind. You will get the full list of all the places we visit during this week.
      Cost for the total package:
      • 2100 € for a shared room with single beds and private bathroom
      • 2430 € for a private room with private bathroom
      pottery, baskets and fabrics..just some of the items



      Daily Program:

      Friday, November 23: 
      • Welcome and settling in.
      • Get to know each other.
      • discover all the beautiful corners, terraces and lazy hangouts in the hotel.
      • the retreat starts with a relaxed dinner at our hotel.

      November 24 - 29: 
      • 8.00 - 9.00 Breakfast
      • 09.30 - 1.00 Workshop decorating / creating / learning
      • 1.00 pm Lunch somewhere at location.
      • 2.00 - 6.00 pm  visit of a certain area. One day we will be out a full day in the new town and the industrial area).visit of the different parts of the Medina (Shopping, Culture...)
      • 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm free time/ spa and hammam moments....
      • 8.00 pm Dinner in our hotel or elsewhere

      Friday, November 30: 
      • Lazy gourmet breakfast
      • The retreat ends after Breakfast. (11.30)

      Inclusive:
      7 nights in an authentic riad( beautifully restored house) in the heart of the Medina (English and French spoken)
      7 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, pastilla, 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:
      Flights
      Transport to the airport on the last day.
      Soft drinks
      Alcoholic drinks
      Lunches
      Your personal travel insurance
      Any shopping
      Any other private visit you want to add to your trip
      Tips

      Cost for this workshop is:
      • 2100 € for a shared room with twin beds and private bathroom
      • 2430 € for a private room with private bathroom


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