Category: Morocco

Recipe of the week: Pan-seared aubergine and fennel salad

Recipe of the week: Pan-seared aubergine and fennel salad

You are in for a treat with this Moroccan-inspired salad that is both refreshing and smoky, and perfect for a Summer’s day al fresco lunch. Using the freshest ingredients, and with a bit of imagination, you can picture yourself eating it overlooking the bustling Djemaa-el-Fna square in Marrakech. Serves 6. Enjoy! Ingredients 3 aubergines 2 small fennel bulbs 3 […]

6 of the best… places to sleep under the stars

6 of the best… places to sleep under the stars

Living in London, surrounded by artificial light at all hours, it is easy to forget the beauty of the stars above us. But Professor Brian Cox has been doing his best to inspire Britain to look at the night sky and newspapers are filled with stories of magnificent northern lights, leaving me to wonder where […]

Interview with Ben De-Kalo, CEO and Founder of Worthy

Interview with Ben De-Kalo, CEO and Founder of Worthy

Ben De-Kalo is the CEO and founder of Worthy, the premier marketplace for pre-owned luxury. Worthy is already becoming quite popular as the need for a fast and secure online marketplace is surely felt. Whether someone wants to sell their Rolex and use the funds for a holiday, or wants money for an unwanted diamond […]

5 fabulous poolside lunch spots in Marrakech

5 fabulous poolside lunch spots in Marrakech

There’s nothing quite like relaxing over the serene view of a glittering turquoise pool, while you enjoy the bright sunshine, the stunning views of the Atlas mountains, and a cocktail or two! Whether you’re in search of a laidback place to enjoy a late weekend brunch, or want to spend a day pampering yourself beside […]

Villa des Orangers, Marrakech - the discreet palace

Villa des Orangers, Marrakech – the discreet palace

A riad in Marrakech was the thing to have a few years back when the economic crisis hadn’t yet reached the Western world. It all started back in the late 90s when French and other Europeans discovered that they could buy a house in the old town of Marrakech for a bargain. Most of them […]

6 of the best adventure destinations

6 of the best adventure destinations

Adventure holidays no longer have to be the exclusive domain of the intrepid, young, single traveller, ready to rough it in the world’s most remote places. Many couples and families like a bit of an adrenaline rush too. Here are just some ideas for those who would like to inject a spot of action into […]

How to choose your hotel district in Marrakech

How to choose your hotel district in Marrakech

If you’re planning a holiday in the beautiful city of Marrakech then you may well have found yourself with far too many wonderful choices for your hotel district. From the astounding architecture of Medina to the bustling nightlife found in Gueliz and Hivernage, the regions of Marrakech has much to offer many. So how do […]

A Morocco Summer tour - 3 places you can't miss

A Morocco Summer tour – 3 places you can’t miss

If you have not yet booked your Summer vacation… it’s not going to book itself. And if you happened to look at Morocco, you have plenty good reasons to. We’re not talking about spending the night in the dunes of the Sahara desert, where temperatures can easily get out of hand this time of year. Fortunately, Morocco […]

5 of the best contemporary art galleries in Marrakech

5 of the best contemporary art galleries in Marrakech

Marrakech may be full of history through the winding paths of the Medina, but the beautiful surroundings are also a magnet for contemporary art too. With a growing interest in emerging art, new galleries relish in the opportunity to showcase the rising stars of the art scene. Discover some of the most established and new […]

The 3 best places to stay in Marrakech and Essaouira

The 3 best places to stay in Marrakech and Essaouira

Among Morocco’s many seductions are a panoply of luxurious riads and resorts with lush courtyards, sensual hammans, and “the best tagine in North Africa”.  The defining variable is quality of service which, despite Morocco’s claim to warm hospitality, varies significantly. Here are three of best places to stay in Marrakesh and Essaouira that offer seamless […]

Suite of the week: Desert Luxury Camp, Merzouga Erg Chebbi sand dunes, Morocco

Suite of the week: Desert Luxury Camp, Merzouga Erg Chebbi sand dunes, Morocco

Suite name: Desert Luxury Camp Location: Merzouga Erg Chebbi sand dunes, Morocco Size of accommodation: from 32 sq m Cost per night: from 2000 MAD per person per night Who’s stayed there: Ambassador of Chile What makes it special: Luxury in the midst of the sand dunes, offering peacefulness and solitude and incredible scenery. Desert Luxury Camp is nestled in the sand […]

5 things to do on a luxury tour of Morocco

5 things to do on a luxury tour of Morocco

Up until 20 years ago Morocco used to be a land lost in the collective imaginary. For most people, it was associated with the film ‘Casablanca’, of which not one single scene was actually shot in Morocco. For a few other lucky ones, it was the behind- the- closed- doors hippy (very) chic crowd associated […]

Top 5 museums in the old medina of Marrakech

Top 5 museums in the old medina of Marrakech

With a wealth of history, culture and artistic legacy, Marrakech is a treasure trove for history buffs and art lovers alike. Across the city, many of its museums are themselves historic wonders, housed in exceptional palaces and stately buildings that give testament to broad cultural diversity. Read on to discover more about 5 of the […]

7 items to eat and drink on a luxury trip to Marrakech, Morocco

7 items to eat and drink on a luxury trip to Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco is not only a wonderful romantic getaway – it’s a fascinating foodie destination as well. Don’t miss trying both exotic Moroccan delicacies as well as some healthy, locally grown foods. Read on for our seven ideas to satisfy your appetite on your next visit to Morocco’s fourth largest city. Traditional tagine Tagines and […]

Photograph of the week: Walking across the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, Morocco

Photograph of the week: Walking across the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, Morocco

The Erg Chebbi sand dunes, measuring 22 kms long and 5 kms wide, are an astonishing sight to behold. While they are the most accessible sand dunes in the Moroccan Sahara they are still a distance to reach (being around ten hours by car from both Marrakech and Fes) and so visiting the South East […]

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – spirit of adventure and creative collaborations

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – spirit of adventure and creative collaborations

In earlier posts, we predicted ‘simple pleasures and gourmet discoveries‘ and ‘local life and set-jetting‘ as luxury travel trends to look out for in the year ahead. Here we introduce the final two of our six predicted luxury travel trends for 2014, along with the finest destinations, hotels and resorts that encompass these trends. Spirit […]

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