Traveling is an integral part of our business as well as a passion point in our lives. While we're unable to travel at the moment (and for the foreseeable future), we're finding inspiration by getting lost in memories and photographs from previous trips. Today, we're reminiscing on our most recent trip and looking forward to when we will be able to visit familiar destinations and places yet to be explored once again.
At the end of our most recent shopping trip we travelled to what may be one of the most photogenic cities we have ever visited. Marrakech is a city that engages all of your senses and leaves one wanting to ensure that no corner goes left unexplored. This fast paced city with it's beautiful courtyards hidden behind faded Medina walls, thriving culinary scene, and blend of traditional and modern design is so easy to fall in love with. We look forward to being able to travel back to Marrakech in the future, but until then let us share with you the magic of the places we loved and the places we daydream about returning to.
Here is a collection of where to stay, what to see, and where to eat and shop in Marrakech.
a lovely view from a cafe rooftop overlooking the Place des Epices
intricate tile work at El Badii Palace
the green zellige tiled floors of Le Jardin Secret
About a 20 minute drive from Marrakech, nestled within an olive tree grove on the outskirts of a Berber village, an escape from the city awaits. If your trip allows the time, retreat to Berber Lodge for 2 nights with the intention of reading by the pool, relaxing in the impeccably designed lodge and ultimately, resting. Designed in partnership with the duo behind Studio Ko, Berber Lodge is a small slice of paradise that we hope to return to soon.
a glimpse into the magic that awaits just around the corner of the entryway to El Fenn
the courtyards in El Fenn are the ideal place to lounge after a day of exploring the souk
Berber Lodge tugs at our heart strings with it's neutral colors and use of traditional materials
we'd love to take every meal at the dining room in Berber Lodge
You've spent an entire day exploring the souk, haggling with shopkeepers to negotiate the best price for ceramics, glassware, baskets, babouches and textiles. This is what you should do next - head to the rooftop bar at El Fenn, find a cozy nook and treat yourself to a cocktail while enjoying a beautiful view of the Koutoubia Mosque as the sun sets.
book a reservation at Nomad and request a table on the rooftop so you can enjoy lunch overlooking Place des Epices
a green oasis awaits once you step inside the doorway at Le Jardin
the rooftop bar at Nomad is the ideal location for a drink at sunset
Leave it to the perfect hotel to also have the perfectly curated boutique. Visiting this shop is an absolute must.