The lifestyle experience and luxury travel event PURE is in town and I’m having a week filled with business meetings. Professionals that really know what it is to create experiences in stead of tours. People that spend time and energy in bespoke packages.
So I felt very honoured when one of them asked me what riads i liked…
Being invited to the Harem, not an everyday event I must say! But 'Yes, please' was my answer. After all, this was not the average harem we were talking about! And so I left on an early morning, a morning that kept a promise of a hot hot day…
Stories about people being ripped off while shopping in the souks! It happens... How come we let it happen to us? In this article, I'll be looking into how preparing for a fun souk experience. Before you come to Morocco, and once you're here. MAKE SURE IT FEELS LIKE FUN!
We love beautiful places that reflect a raw and unrefined beauty. Saturated with pure materials and old traditions in craftsmanship. Places that have a clear vision and manage to capture this vision in their Instagram account.
Shopping in Morocco. If it’s your first time in the Arabic culture, this might be …a nightmare? I remember my first times, trying to get good deals on cement tiles that I would have to transport to Europe.
Looking for exclusive property in the Medina of Marrakech can be exciting. It can also leave you with a lot of questions. A lot of hidden problems and an ongoing rebuilding adventure for some years to come.
When Ethnic chic travels around the globe, inspiring other styles and other cultures, some beautiful interiors are created... In this series, we will take you to one of these dream places to get inspired and maybe influence you in your shopping behaviour in the souks of Marrakech.
In our series peeking behind the door, we cover riads we haven't visited before. We look and dream away with the photos we find on the web, we check the area where it's located, rooms and prices and what to discover in the hood.
When Ethnic chic travels around the globe, inspiring other styles and other cultures, some beautiful interiors are created... In this series, we will take you from time to time to one of these dream places to get inspired and maybe influence you in your shopping behaviour in the souks of Marrakech.
Morocco , although Africa, is firmly rooted with one leg in Europe. Balancing between to continents and several cultures, we don't realise how many souvenirs that we find here already have travelled a long distance from way South in mamma Africa.
, will create a new and exciting city centre that will revitalise the city and will offer an innovative mix of properties including Four Seasons Private Residences, the Pestana CR7 hotel (the Cristiano Ronaldo hotel as we call it) shops, restaurants, cafes, offices, art galleries and exhibition venues. The vision is to become an international lifestyle destination for design, fashion, food, recreation and culture.....
Doors ... If there is something that 'might' reveal what's hidden behind the walls in the medina than it must be the door. Often the only element exposed in the pink walls of the centre. The magic and surprise when they open and they reveal a spacious inner garden or a modest home.
Morocco is known for its skills when it comes to handmade originals ... Whatever you buy here on Moroccan originals,high quality or not, you can be sure about one thing! Your item has been created by someone from start to finish.
April and May are the months to bath in the scent of Orange blossom As I recently moved into the Kasbah...Time for a stroll in the hoods. The Kasbah in Marrakech is a walk too far out for many and they are right! It takes about half an hour to walk from place Jemaa el Fna to Café Clock, one of the known spots. And it is surprisingly different when you look up the back streets!!!
En Vogue with these Moroccan designers! For hot days, when mobile devices refuse to work and the only thing you can think of is cooling down, there is fashion that seems to have an instant '5 degrees less' effect just by the cut of the dress.
Kaftans, Gandoras, long wide pants in silky materials...
once your canvas turns to shades of pink, flying into Marrakesh Menara airport, it seems to be the natural way to turn boho. However, boho comes in different shapes and settings and as a guesthouse, you would not only go for design but look beyond making the experience for your guests one to linger on for a long time.