North African Oasis…

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Of course when I was packing my bags for Morocco I couldn’t help but see smoky old jazz bars and men in white dress coats while Sam plays As Time Goes By dancing in my mind’s eye… and I was not disappointed. The light of Morocco was as structural as a black and white film, cafes held old secrets and the long hot hours of the afternoon were cooled away with sweet mint tea and soft shaded nooks…. This starts the journey I was so thrilled to make with an amazing group of women and my dear friend Kelly Framel.

Welcome to day one in Marrakech~

After the journey from Casablanca to Marrakech we were welcomed at the Four Seasons Hotel with traditional mint & sugar tea and local pastries 

Below: The floating rose bowls were one of my favorite hotel touches. 

Above: Kelly hangs out on her private balcony nook… LOOK at those rug pillows. Heart palpations.

Lunch at Grand Café de la Poste was like out of a scene my imagination would have built in a Hemingway novel. 

A visit to the most luxurious La Mamounia Hotel in the heart of Marrakech’s 12th century city ramparts surrounded by 17 acres of garden oasis filled with hundred year old olive tress and endless bouquets of blossoming flowers. La Mamounia is one of the most romantic places I have ever seen with exquisite restaurants, stunning spas, and classic bars.

Above: Kelly cools off in the wrap around tiles of La Mamounia. For info on her clothes see her credits here.  

Above: Moroccan nights with belly dancers and traditional tagine at Azar.

Below: Ending at Bleu d’Orange sipping champagne overlooking a glittery and golden day.