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Le Marocain at La Mamounia, Marrakech

Le Marocain at La Mamounia, Marrakech

La Mamounia is the stuff of legend. Regal to the last, this grand old dame of Marrakech has been welcoming presidents, prime ministers and the glitterati since the 1920s. Winston Churchill was a great fan and famously referred to is as “the most lovely spot in the whole world.” This Moorish […]

by × April 9, 2013 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Atlas Film Corporation Studios, Morocco

Atlas Film Corporation Studios, Morocco

In the early 1960s when David Lean was directing Lawrence of Arabia, he came to the southern Moroccan town of Ouarzazate, situated high up in the Atlas Mountains, to film. Attracted by the air of exoticism, clear skies and expansive desert, he shot many key scenes here. In 1983, Moroccan entrepreneur, […]

by × August 26, 2012 × 0 comments

Travel

Les Deux Tours, Marrakech

Les Deux Tours, Marrakech

I particularly love Les Deux Tours as it’s based in the Palmeraie area of Marrakech which, in my opinion, is a much more relaxing place to stay in contrast to the bustling medina. You’re still only a fifteen minute taxi ride from the central action, but surrounded by three hectares […]

by × July 7, 2012 × 0 comments

Travel

What to buy in Marrakech

What to buy in Marrakech

I first fell in love with Morocco on a trip to Tangier when I was barely out of my teens. I had managed to make contact with the writer, Paul Bowles, beforehand, whom had kindly agreed to an interview. I can still clearly remember the giddy feelings of exoticism having […]

by × June 16, 2012 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Jardin Majorelle

Jardin Majorelle

For visitors to Marrakech, this gorgeous twelve-acre botanical garden really is a must see. Designed by the expatriate French artist, Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s and 193os, the Jardin Majorelle is actually more famous than the painter’s now largely forgotten watercolours. Although the garden has been opened to the public since […]

by × June 1, 2012 × 0 comments