Tadelakt, lime plaster, natural mortex, shopping, holiday, Essaouira

After our Tadelakt  Homestyling and Shopping Retreats in Marrakech, we are on popular demand, repeating this in Essaouira by the coast, during our most fantastic summer month here, september!  Again a hands-on experiment learning the skill of tadelakt (lime plaster). A pure, ecological, healthy and sustainable approach when decorating a home from floor to furniture.


the secret of the right blending,
how to add the right colour pigments,
covering a wall, or maybe a piece of furniture,
finishing and polishing a small item to take back home.

The give back moment:
WE WILL WORK for 6 hours ON A 'GIVE BACK/SUPPORT' in the Medina of Essaouira, creating a beautiful tadelakt piece of interior for single women, while learning the skill together with a master builder and encouraging them to work and style with us.
Part of your payment for this retreat will serve to buy all the stuff we need and the workers who construct it in advance.
One full week:

To capture all the knowledge,
get the insights,
handle the tools,
and at the same time be fully able to discover everything that Essaouira has to offer while enjoying the good life and have enough space for some quality me time.

Tadelakt, lime plaster, natural mortex, shopping, holiday, Essaouira
cozy moments by the fire place. I guarantee you, we will not use it :)

The venue for our spring workshop:

We are in for a full week in a truly stunning Medina house in Essaouira at prime location close to all you would like to visit. Some suites will have their private terrace with unspoiled views over the medina while sun bathing in total privacy.  The hotel offers a trendy in house restaurant with a mix of moroccan food with a twist, traditional and sallads. Pool moments are spend at the most lovely places around Essaouira. Some at walking distance and all have a possibility to have lunch.

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 beach, make long coastal walks, have a yoga or pilates class...
enjoy the hottest restaurants in town and
Discover the beautiful shops and designer workshops that are spread out in and around the city.

What you will learn:

- How to work with reflective tools to see and define more clearly your own or a clients personal style. (most of the time some serious AHA moments)
- All the right steps to create your lime plaster at home.
- Our hands on workshop where you get to learn to apply the plaster on a wall.
- Combining textures and colours in the finishing of the tadelakt
- Group sessions and one on one are included to help you get the most out of it.

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....

Tadelakt, lime plaster, natural mortex, shopping, holiday, Essaouira
beautifully and authentic decoration throughout the hotel

      " 1 unique week, full of quality time to 'learn - shop - pamper yourself' in a magical city "

      • Introduction.
      • reflective session to see and understand our needs more clearly ( these moments are often real AHA moments).
      • Different finishing in tadelakt to explore.
      • carpets, lighting, woodwork...what to look at when defining the quality/price.
      • Creating your personal take home tadelakt item.
      • Enjoy the boho spirit of Essouira.
      • Visit of the harbour.
      • Visit of the old Medina...
      • Learn the art of negotiating while shopping.
      • A long beach walk to the golf club to enjoy a delicious lunch.
      • Visit of a small and most charming berber market on Wednesday.
      • Visit of the designer workshops around the city.
      • The insider stores in the Souks.
      • Visit of an Argan cooperation.
      • All the new design stores.
      • lots of free time to shop arond in this small and chill medina.
      • 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:
      • 1800 € for a shared room with private bathroom (restricted single beds option)
      • 1970 € for a private room with private bathroom
      • 900 € workshop only

      Tadelakt, lime plaster, natural mortex, shopping, holiday, Essaouira
      treasures from the souks and the artist ateliers
      Daily Program:

      Friday September 7: 
      • Welcome and settling in
      • Get to know each other
      • Discover all the beautiful corners, terraces and lazy hang outs in the hotel.
      • Walk on the beach 
      • We'll walk to one of the most charming places to enjoy one of these magical sunsets Essaouira has to offer.

      September 8 - 13: 
      • 8.30 - 9.30 Breakfast
      • 10.00 - 12.30 Workshop tadelakt. One day we will be out a full day to build an onsite project
      • 1.00 pm Lunch in town
      • 2.00 - 5.00 pm  different sessions of well being activities or free time (Shopping, Culture...)
      • 5.00 - 8.00 pm free time in the Medina, the hotel, ....
      • 8.00 pm Dinner in our Hotel
      • 9.00 pm Free

      Friday September 14: 
      • Lazy gourmet breakfast
      • The retreat ends after Breakfast.(11.30)

      Tadelakt, lime plaster, natural mortex, shopping, holiday, Essaouira
      one of the spacious rooms with loads of sunshine and fresh sea air


      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)
      1 spa treatment including Hammam and massage.
      1 hot stone massage.
      3 morning yoga sessions at the beach.
      1 meditative beach walk.

      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 private bathroom (restricted single beds option)
      • 1970 € for a private room with private bathroom
      • 900 € workshop only

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      Tadelakt, lime plaster, natural mortex, shopping, holiday, Essaouira
      no better place to spend some pool time than here!

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