A Bit of Paradise: The Es Saadi Palace, Marrakech, Morocco

Once upon a time, there was a travel blogger who knew in her heart of hearts that she was destined to stay in a palace. Day and night, she looked longingly out of her Chelsea window, dreaming of a palace to call her own. There would be a spa, pools, banquets and handsome princes in attendance. Oh, how she longed to be transported to that magical place where she knew she was expected.

One day, as if by magic, a key arrived inside a note that read, Come join us at the Es Saadi Palace in Marrakech. Was this it? Was this the palace that she desired – in one of her favorite cities? There was only one way to find out. Like a bird, she […]

February 19th, 2016|Destinations, Marrakech, Morocco|4 Comments

Marrakech – Top 10 Best Bits

After visiting the Red City twice in one year and adoring it both times, I know it will have to be an annual pilgrimage. The first time opened my eyes to tastes, smells and sights I had never beheld. So I am dedicating my first ever top 10 Best Bits List to this city in the sand.
Here are my top 10 Best Marrakechi Bits:

1. Mint Tea
It’s your welcome drink to the city.  Everywhere you go, someone is handing you a glass. So go with it and savor its sugary, sweet deliciousness.

2.  Jemaa El Fna Square
Everything goes down in this main square. By day, it’s a supermarket with snake charmers and tattoo artists on the periphery, by night the largest restaurant in the world. Choose carefully, but dive in, and make […]

May 28th, 2015|Marrakech, Morocco, Ten Best Bits|0 Comments

Travel Tips for 3 days in Marrakech, Morocco

“I feel like I am in Venice.”  This thought kept forcing its way into my head during my whirlwind weekend  of 3 days in Marrakech, Morocco, North Africa. How I could compare this dry dusty desert destination to the very watery Renaissance maritime powerhouse is incredulous even to me. Still, after 3 days in Marrakech, I was in love.

So many of its Moroccan ingredients, blended together, conjured up the same gut feeling I had when I was sipping an Aperol Spritz on the Gritti Terrace.  The history, the mystery, the sensuality – all kept bringing me back to La Serenissima.

The Main Hub of Marrakech
Everything goes down in the main square: Jemaa El Fna, so get yourself down there asap. Paul Bowles was known to say […]

October 9th, 2014|Destinations, Marrakech, Morocco|8 Comments