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food stalls, place jemaa el fna', marrakech

Piled-up food at one of the many food stalls set up each evening in that iconic spot– Place Jemaa’ el Fna’, Marrakesh.

orange juice stand, main square, Marrakech, Place Jemaa el Fna'

Orange juice stand in the famous Place Jemaa el Fna’,the main square in Marrakech

Interesting vignettes on life in Marrakesh, Morocco — arts, design, events, trends, shopping, what’s new, what’s old, out and about. Follow us on our blog, on Facebook and on Twitter. There are few cities left in the world where there is such a high level and diversity of craftsmanship and creativity as in modern Marrakech. It’s exciting to watch and learn about. Join us.

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Place Vendôme leather store in Marrakech

If you’re in the market for some leather bags – but don’t particularly want what is on offer in the souks – go to Guèliz. There are a couple of stores along the main shopping street, Mohamed V, around the crossroads with Rue de la Liberté, that offer modern styles and much better quality than

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Marrakesh TripAdvisor 2015 Travellers’ Choice

Marrakesh named world’s best destination in TripAdvisor 2015 Travellers’ Choice   The new Travelers’ Choice #1 Destination in the world is Marrakech     – described as a magical place, brimming with markets, gardens, palaces, and mosques.   A wonderful juxtaposition of chaos and calm, modern and traditional, the exotic and the familiar –  

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Latitude 31 new restaurant in Marrakech

Already #3 on Tripadvisor, this restaurant on the road between Riad Laarous and Bab Doukkala has shot up on the popularity list.  It is easily accessible from our riad, Riad Sapphire and Spa.  From the square at Riad Laarous, take the road west that leads past the Mohamed V high school.  The restaurant is on

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 Atay Restaurant – in Marrakech

  Fairly new restaurant in the medina of Marrakech. Good place to stop for lunch on your way to the Medersa Ben Youssef, Marrakech Musuem or the Maison de la Photographie. Recommended by clients who told us it was a great find – good food, good value, good wifi and nice music. There are several

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Nomad restaurant in Marrakech

Nomad restaurant in Marrakech – newly opened near the main square, Place Jemaa el Fna’ Already receiving great reviews, this restaurant just off the south east corner of Place des Épices, is a welcome addition to the restaurant scene in the medina with its mix of Moorish flavors and spices with contemporary cooking techniques. You

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Selman Hotel Marrakech Matisse Art Gallery art exhibition

Regards Orientalists – art exhibition in Marrakech Between December 26th and January 5th, 2015, art exhibition being held at the prestigious Hotel Selman just outside Marrakech. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Selman Hotel and the Matisse Art Gallery with the theme “Regards Orientalistes” . Selman Hotel is at the foot of the Atlas

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Good news for Moroccan film industry

Ouazazarte is not the only place in Morocco connected to the film industry. Kasbah Films is a production services company based in Tangiers, Morocco and founded in 2006. They have recently signed on to “Morocco,” a psychological thriller set against the backdrop of the 2008 economic meltdown. Told over 72 hours, “Morocco” turns on Simon Collins a

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Marrakech Food Tours

You may have already visited Marrakech and are thinking to come back but want something a little different. Or you may be a foodie, always interested in foreign cuisine. We have the tour for you. It’s Marrakech Food Tours – a personally-guided tour around Marrakech to discover the food that Marrakchis eat.   Camel burger?

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Atelier d’ailleurs – Marrakech crafts

Private workshops for Moroccan crafts – Atelier d’ailleurs in Marrakech Atelier d’ailleurs in Marrakech is an organization that offers many courses on Moroccan handcrafts. You can learn or practice your skills in embroidery, pottery, metal working, tadelakt, woodturning, Moroccan cooking…. You name it, they probably have a course on it. Small, private groups ensure you

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Café Clock in Marrakech

The first Café Clock opened in Fez, Morocco and now there is one in Marrakech.  A great place for cultural exchanges as well as a cup of coffee and a place to rest. Cafés are spring up all over the medina of Marrakech – and a welcome addition they are too. There is local artwork

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