One of my favourite discoveries in Marrakesh was El Fenn, which we found whilst on our rooftop bar search. And the moment I walked through the door of this ultra stylish boutique hotel, I was in love. Take a look through my photos and you'll see why...
I took so many photos, it needed a blog post all of its own.
The interior styling and design was so on point, with the best use of colour iv seen anywhere. It took us quite some time to get to those cocktails as I kept finding beautiful rooms to photograph ...thank goodness I have patient friends!
I give you exhibit A... interior goals or what! And did I mention the owner has her own art gallery ,so the hotel walls are adorned with original pieces to view.
I even managed to find my way into one of the unoccupied guest rooms, and it seems my luck was totally in as this wasn't any room... this was the pink room
And just when I thought I couldn't love this place anymore, I found the hotels resident Tortoise !!! Give me a resident hotel tortoise and i'm done...
We discovered the super cute restaurant, where food is served all day and night .
Exploring is thirsty work, finally we got our hands on a cocktail with a view to die for...
So , its fair to say I love to shop... who doesn’t? But there is something about the hustle and bustle of the djemaa el fna square and the exotic souk that was giving me even more than my usual shopping buzz. Its the real life Aladdin's cave. Full of treasures, herbs and spices ....and the biggest selection of rugs iv ever seen.
I recommend bringing your imagination. I cant tell you how many things I wish I had purchased, because I hadn't explored the possibility's whilst I was there. Now im home, I find I actually do need everything I saw. Good thing its not too far away and I could even drive there (extra room for all that shopping)
Its amazing how much inspiration from fashion and interiors has come from Marrakesh. And it does not surprise me at all. Its such a vibrant and visually inspiring place. I often leave a city or destination, wanting too add flavours to my home and this place was no exception. I can only imagine what our home will look like in 10 years time (its currently a Spanish farmhouse, with french Provencal styling with a tip of the cap to Italy)
At Souk Cherifa, a market within a market, you can pick up Berber-style beanies, personalised straw hats and printed purses that wouldn’t look out of place in a Paris club.
This Rose bud tea just looks so incredible that I had to buy some to add to my tea collection. As you know, i'm a sucker for anything pink and flowery.
And the donkeys in the Medina are the most stylish iv ever seen!!!
Before visiting the medina , one of the items on my shopping list was Savon Noir.
Im told Beldi Black soap is an essential part of the traditional Moroccan spa treatment (Hammam).
With the texture of butter, this soap is made from black olive pulp and is rich in vitamin E. It prepares the skin for exfoliation.
When combined with the action of the Kessa Hammam glove it removes impurities and dead skin. This soap does not lather like typical soap but instead become creamy
After seeing all of the unique ways to display these colourful and interesting spices, Im so re styling my pantry...
As the end of summer rolls in, I wanted to celebrate the last of the long balmy nights with something we cant really do as the nights draw in ...So BBQ it was . Don't get me wrong, its not like we have winters here in southern Spain like we did in the UK, but the temperature does drop and we have less daylight hours.
And in the summer spirit, I wanted to make things as colourful an seasonal as possible . So I decide to take inspiration from one of my favourite restaurants in LA , The lvy .
Ever since we visited the restaurant on the third leg of our honeymooon, I’v been obsessed with the styling and decor.
Using my favourite Ecuador roses in Twilight, Topaz, Vendela and stardust I made arrangements in large jugs, coffee pots and coloured glasses and as they were so easy to make
As it was BBQ and and not a formal dinner, I had to reign myself in and keep it simple...but will admit it was a hard thing to do as i'm definitely a more is more kind of gal
The little tealights are just empty yogurt pots!
The great thing about hosting a get together are the super cute hostess gifts people bring and my lovely friend Anna brought us some Champagne, Macarons and the most delicious and beautiful raspberry tart. Its lovely to have friends who know you so well
I stocked the bar with Pimms (always great for a BBQ) , and ingredients for aromatic G&Ts (Recipe coming soon)
Its beautiful when your party goes from day to night and the lighting changes, allowing all of your twinkling candles and tea lights to do their thing
What are our favourite BBQ styling tips? Id love to hear all about them
A Travel, Beauty and Lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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