Overview of Marrakech and Farewell

January 29, 2013

From the time I was a little girl I have been enchanted by tales of foreign lands, eager to immerse myself in the smells, sights and sounds of these captivating landscapes.

And after crossing oceans and deserts to arrive at North Africa’s Red City – Marrakech – I am pleased to say that it was well worth the wait. Marrakech was all I hoped it would be with her stylish riads, magical museums, theatrical restaurants, and colorful souks. It allowed me to be in a constant state of exotic intoxication and utter bliss.

Over the course of a few days I found myself in love with this city that had bewitched me body and soul, and in discovering Marrakech, I also discovered a part of myself.

Thank you Marrakech for the adventure, for all the wonderful memories, and for all the incredible people I met along the way. Until we meet again.  

Our days were spent walking through the souks and shopping at the city’s best boutiques like Al Matjar and AYA’S where the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Barbara Streisand and Julia Roberts have shopped. Of course I could not help but treat myself to some gorgeous new accessories. 

At night we enjoyed meals and drinks at some of the city’s best restaurants and lounges. My favorite was Al Fassia, in Gueliz, a restaurant run entirely by women that serves traditional Moroccan food and wine. The restaurant’s ambiance was part of the allure, elegantly decorated in rich tones, set off by crisp white cloths. The night was so warm and beautiful that we decided to dine outdoors by candle light. Our meal was a delicious mixture of salads, meats and sweets that characterized the best in Moroccan cuisine.  

The perfect place for drinks is the spectacular La Mamounia Hotel. The entire property evokes the elegance and deep romance of Moorish design. As I sat back enjoying the property and my drink, I gave cheers and thanks to dreams coming true!

If you think Marrakech lacks in night life then you’re dead wrong. The city offers an array of places to dance the night away. One of the city’s best is the restaurant-lounge-nightclub Jad Mahal filled with stylish Europeans clicking glasses of Champagne in a chic setting that blends Indian and Moroccan décor. We enjoyed a night of eating, drinking and dancing among jet-setters as guests were treated to a performance by belly dancers. What a great night and experience it turned out to be.

Thank you Marrakech for being all I hoped you would be!

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