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Entries in Moroccan (23)

Monday
Sep042017

Here

... at El Fenn in Room 21. Found in the portfolio of Willem Smit, he of the lovely garden I featured last week ... or perhaps Room 20 ...

... or Room 5 ...

 

Friday
Sep012017

Oasis

Behind a high wall in Marrakesh is an oasis of green. Cool, lush, inviting. Designer (and general manager of the beautiful boutique hotel El-Fenn) Willem Smit has created a retreat from the hustle and bustle, the heat and the dust of an ancient city.

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Wednesday
Jul192017

Beautiful Riad

A chill wind is whistling around my house, tugging on windows and licking under doors. I'm cold and miserable and need a little lift. Time for a virtual getaway. Ah Morocco can you get anymore perfect? Sunshine sliding down smooth plaster walls, dappled shadows on plunge pools, mid century classics mixed with medina finds. A beautiful escape to the Beautiful Riad Marrakesh.

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Wednesday
May312017

Rae's on Wategos

Hump day getaway anyone? Rae's on Wategos has been a Byron Bay icon for many years. Now with a recent refurbishment designed by Tamsin Johnson it is even more fabulous. Moorish meets Mediterranean, whitewash meets sand and surf, elegant yet relaxed and all just steps from stunning Wategos Beach on the most easterly point of Australia. I couldn't think of a better virtual escape. Can you?

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Wednesday
Apr122017

Riad Mena & Beyond

Hump day? What hump day? No we're all on a virtual getaway to Marrakech, to Riad Mena & Beyond. Just when I though my love affair with all things Moroccan might be waning I'm smitten by this traditional riad with it's minimalist interiors and iconic 20th century furniture pieces thrown into the mix.  The "beyond" bit? Forty-five minutes outside of Marrakech, at the foot of the Atlas Mountains is the Riad Mena & Beyond outpost. A fully-functioning permaculture farm where you can spend the day in wonderful nature, enjoy a seasonal picnic, or even spend some nights in the rustically charming houses. I'll be back at the main house waiting by the pool.

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