Join us as we travel back to a city that made a lasting impression and left us wanting more. We're sharing where we'll stay, what we'll see, and what we'll pack when we go(back) to Marrakech.
This fast paced city with its beautiful courtyards hidden behind faded Medina walls, thriving culinary scene, blend of traditional and modern design, and culturally rich history is so easy to fall in love with.
where we'll stay
Marrakech has an endless selection of overwhelmingly beautiful riads and hotels. We've narrowed the list down to four stunning accommodations that will surely exceed your expectations.
all images taken by our very own Sepi unless otherwise credited
With 28 individually designed rooms and suites, El Fenn manages to maintain an intimate and tranquil atmosphere despite its size. There is magic behind the riad walls; the tree-filled courtyards ring with the sound of sparrows chirping and singing in the morning and evening, and are illuminated at night with lanterns and candlelight.
A former 19th Century palace that has been tastefully reimagined with a beautiful collection of antique furniture and vintage decor. L'Hotel is tucked away in a quiet part of the medina, making it the ideal retreat after a long day of exploring the lively city.
This chic boutique hotel sits on a narrow street in the heart of the Medina. The owners of have created a green paradise within the walls of the riad; it was the green zellige tiled pool that initially caught our attention.
A mere 30 minutes away from the electric energy of Marrakech, hidden between olive groves, a serene oasis awaits. I often daydream about returning to Berber Lodge; when I close my eyes I can hear the sound of the birds singing wake up songs in the olive trees just outside of our lodge doors.
what we'll see
Marrakech is a jewel box and truly a feast for all of the senses. Inspiration and beauty waits to be discovered around every unassuming alleyway or corner within the walls of the old city.
There is no shortage of lush jardins and architectural landmarks throughout the city. Heritage sites like Bahia Palace and The Ben Youssef Madrasa are open to the public and should be included in your itinerary. Both the jardins and cultural landmarks showcase the masterful craftsmanship and artistry of the country's local artisans.
There is a lot to do and see in Marrakech, but we also feel that the Medina is a delight when wandered aimlessly with camera in hand and no specific destination in mind.
what we'll pack
1. Bembien Simone Scarf 2. Razavi Collection Dia Necklace 3. Deiji Studios Loungewear Set 4. Vince Freeman Mules 5. Maison Monik Earrings 6. Bembien Jolene Bag 7. Karen Walker Number One Sunglasses 8. Faithful The Brand Alberte Linen Dress 9. Glossier Cloud Paint in Spark 10. Vitners Daughter Active Botanical Serum
Before you pack, make sure to take a peek at Laurie's list of travel essentials. Trust us - she's an expert.
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