Update: Our Move to Marrakech

firstweekinmarrakech

It has been so great to have many blogging friends offer guest posts for me during the last 10+ days (and there’s more coming this week!) It has given me time to spend settling into our new home, unpacking, and buying things to set up our new home. MarocBaba and I joked with his sisters […]

Amal Women’s Training Center and Moroccan Restaurant

Remember my friend Nora in Marrakech? She helped me connect with an orphanage in Marrakech to bring mobiles and other baby goods to the little ones in need.   In a lot of ways I feel like she and I were cut from the same cloth.  I’ve been so blessed to have connected with her. […]

Marrakech; Lights, Camera, Sand and Sun! {Guest Post}

Marrakech medina

Today’s post is a guest post from my friends at Thomson, a pre-eminent travel company based in the UK.  Readers know Marrakech is our home base in Morocco and it’s a must stop city on anyone’s travel itinerary.  But did you know Marrakech is also a hot spot on Hollywood’s radar? From movie stars seeking […]

Interview with Kay McGowan of A Curated World

Favorite Things

One of my favorite websites for Moroccan indulgences is A Curated World from Kay McGowan.  Her site was recently launched and is showcasing beautiful, handcrafted products from Morocco. It’s completely an escape for me and there isn’t a single thing that I wouldn’t want to own. I had the pleasure of interviewing Kay a few […]

The Aladdin Cave

Bead Shop Marrakech

I was a child of the 90′s.  My childhood memories are riddled with Disney animation (before computer animation), boy bands and neon colors. It’s the Disney movies I remember the best. It was completely acceptable for my 10 or 12 year old self to watch an animated movie. One of my favorites was Aladdin. Recently […]

The REAL Magic Morocco

Black Soap Morocco

In 2005 I first walked into an herboiste shop in Marrkech.  Sitting on the benches and listening to the herboist tell us about the contents of glass jars and bins like this I had begun my foray into the world of traditional Moroccan medicine …. and magic.  I walked away with two small bottles that […]