Entries in Moroccan (24)

Monday
Oct312011

Warm winds

So evocative of the warm wind and a warm welcome. For those in the northern climes who need a little cheering as winter sneaks towards them. Fab shot by photographer Dylan Thomas. (See my previous Dylan Thomas post here.)

 

Friday
Jul292011

Faded luxury

Thank goodness that week is over. I seem to find myself musing over holiday getaways on Fridays. I wonder why? I smell rose and musk, orange blossom and exotic spice. Water gurgles and staff whisper just out of earshot. There is  rhythmic music slowly pulsing somewhere in the riad but here in the salon it is cool and dark, peaceful but oh so decadent. From the rooftop terraces the view extends across the city to the Atlas Mountains. Perhaps it's time to sun like a cat by the pool. Life is just too difficult isn't it? Dar Darma in Marrakech via Welcome Beyond.

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Wednesday
Jul272011

Pure and General

When I was in Sydney last week there was one place I just had to visit, one store that has been calling me like a siren ever since I heard its name. Pure and General, a wonderland of an emporium in Potts Point. Owner Linda Gregoriou and manager Cassie Karinsky made me feel welcome and shared the stories behind their beautifully curated wares sourced from exotic locales around the world. These women share a passion and it shows. Although I had seen shots of the space as a whole nothing prepared me for the beauty in the detail. Everywhere I looked there was something exquisite, something I soooo wanted. My little point and shoot camera just can't do this store justice. If you are ever in Sydney this jewel of a shop is a must visit.

Pure and General is at 114 Brougham St, Potts Point, NSW 2010.

  

  

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Thursday
Feb242011

Riad Enija

In a far away land, in a secret world of beauty, exotic luxury awaits.  A sigh has just escaped my lips. A dream, a fantasy. A reality for a special few. If I found a genie in a lamp and set him free I would want just one wish.  Riad Enija via Welcome Beyond.

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Tuesday
May112010

A glimpse of paradise

We've had terribly cold weather here in Ottawa for the last few days so I think it's time to take a little trip. I'm thinking about a riad in the Medina of Marrakech. Problem is if I ever visited this home I'd without a doubt NEVER leave. Every detail is simply stunning. This is what paradise looks like in my dreams.

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