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Moroccan maximalism

If you’re a maximalist like me then you can’t fail to love Marrakesh. The busy organised chaos of pattern, people, places, colour and noise is sensory overload in a good way.


Lock down means travel has been non existent for me so this a dive into fantasy to revisit a place I once loved & long to revisit post Covid.


My memories of Marrakesh are intense, I was hassled and hustled, even chased by a snake charmer, but that’s another story. What I remember most was the intense colour and being mesmerised by beautiful islamic pattern powdery plaster pigments, indigo skies and pattern a plenty.

If you're a pattern fanatic, head to the Souks to find glorious glazed ceramics and lanterns sparkling with multi coloured glass facets, all very affordable if you have room in your suitcase. If you haven't got room there are shipping companies that will ship big items back at a reasonable cost.


Tooled leather, woodwork and hand crafted goods cover every surface, a feast for the eyes, you'll be itching to get your sketchbook out. Or instagramming to your hearts delight.


Below is an example of an morrocan silk antique textile piece with silk velvet cut designs.




This is Riad Palais Sebban for approx £90-£150 per night you can stay in a heavenly Riad or Ariad (Arabic: رياض‎; also spelled "riyad") is a type of traditional Moroccan and Andalusi interior garden or courtyard associated with house and palace architecture. Filled with florals, foliage and or course a large helping of moroccan tiles to drool over whilst sipping your mint tea.


Flights end of Oct/early Nov are around £90 return, temps in the mid 20's. Travel is still prohibited for now but we can still draw inspiration and write it on our post covid todo list!

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