Ciao from Marrakech, Morocco! WOW what a city! My first outing was to the famous Souk market in the heart of the city. The Souk was filled with interesting things from fresh food, hidden treasures, true pieces of art and the obvious cheap tourist junk. I’d have to say I was most intrigued by the antique and hand made doors. The detail and design was exquisite. While strolling through the souk we came across a beautiful restaurant in the middle of a Riad. The garden and architecture kept me awe stuck until the food arrived, haha. I went for a traditional Moroccan dish, a Lamb Tagine. It was very good I must say, different but very good.
Prior to leaving the Souk I found a small factory where Galliano has had some scarves produced. The Pashmina scarves rich in color and tasteful designs were a must to bring back to my store. In addition to the scarves, nicely crafted Berber jewelry was another purchase I couldn’t pass up.
Being a Muslim country, I highly advise a proper dress code EVERYWHERE you go. Not because it’s enforced but out of respect for the culture. The Souk is a very cultural landmark to visit in Marrakech and even in the hot heat I discovered a lightweight silk dress. Long sleeves are preferred in my opinion and most definitely nothing shorter than knee length.
Final stop of the day The Majorelle Garden. Famously owned by Yves Saint-Laurent. A lush botanical garden filled with a variety of vegetation, warm energy and a story of a fashion icon, and his love of beauty & art.
Since I had planned to be a tourist and truly explore Marrakech, I wore my white leather gladiator sandals, a lightweight silk dress and my Hermés shoulder bag for a comfortable, cool look. Tomorrow’s agenda: sitting poolside while soaking up some Desert sun!