Sept. 7 - 14, 2018


After our tadelakt  Homestyling and Shopping Retreat 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 contribute to a 'GIVE BACK/SUPPORT' project 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 materials and the workers.

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.

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The venue for our tadelakt workshop:

We are in for a full week in a truly stunning Medina house in Essaouira at a prime location close to all you would like to visit. Some suites will have their private terrace with unspoiled views over the medina while sunbathing in total privacy.  The hotel offers a trendy in-house restaurant with a mix of Moroccan food with a twist, traditional and salads. Pool moments are spent 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: 

  • learning the skill of lime plaster in our workshop area in the Medina,
  • 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...
  • enjoying the hottest restaurants in town and
  • Discovering the beautiful shops and design 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 client's 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...

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


  • introduction to lime plaster.
  • different finishings in tadelakt to explore.
  • learning the skill step by step, day by day
  • all guided by a real Mȃlem, a master skills man
  • creating your personal take home tadelakt item.


  • enjoy the spirit of Essaouira, a small coastal town that is Unesco World Heritage.
  • a visit to the harbour.
  • visits to the old Medina...
  • learn the art of negotiating while shopping.
  • a long beach walk to the golf club to enjoy a delicious lunch.
  • aA visit of a small and most charming Berber market on Wednesday.


  • a visit to the designer workshops around the city.
  • the insider stores in the Souks.
  • a visit of an Argan cooperation.
  • all the new design stores.
  • free time to shop around in this small and chill medina.
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  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast every morning, on the patio, the rooftop or on your room!
  • Indulge yourself in 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 by the sea.

    It is your holiday, you choose what sessions you want to join. There is no obligation to follow every workshop, shopping excursion or a visit of any kind. 

Cost for the total package:

  • 1800 € for a shared room with private bathroom (only booked two together)(restricted single beds option)
  • 1970 € for a private room with private bathroom

Daily Program:

Friday, September 7: 

  • Welcome and settling in
  • Get to know each other
  • Discover all the beautiful corners, terraces and lazy hangouts 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 - 1.00 Workshops tadelakt. 3 before noons
    • 1.00 - 2.00 pm Lunch in town or light lunch on our workshop place
    • 2.00 - 5.00 pm  Workshops Tadelakt. 2 sessions in the afternoon. rest (Shopping, Culture, pool time...)
    • 5.00 - 7.30 pm free time in the Medina, the hotel,...
    • 7.30 pm Dinner in our Hotel
    • 9.00 pm Free


    Friday, September 14: 

    • Lazy gourmet breakfast
    • The retreat ends after Breakfast. (11.30)
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    • 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, pastilla, briouattes.....Olives, preserved lemons, mythical spices and so much more to enjoy.
    • 7 Moroccan breakfasts. These are filled with fresh bread, fruits, eggs, yoghurt, 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 meditative beach walk.
    • Morning Qi-gong energising sessions

    Not inclusive:

    • flights
    • transport to the airport on the last day.
    • soft drinks
    • alcoholic drinks
    • lunches
    • your personal travel insurance
    • any shopping in the souks
    • any other private visit you want to add to your trip
    • tips


    Cost for this workshop is:

    • 1800 € for a shared room with private bathroom (only booked two together)(restricted single beds option)
    • 1970 € for a private room with private bathroom
    No better way to spend an afternoon after a session of learning a new skill

    No better way to spend an afternoon after a session of learning a new skill