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Marrakech Food Tours

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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 Marrakech food

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The creative idea of a Marrakchi/American couple who went from the simple premise of discovering the best places to eat in Marrakech – not the fanciest venues but the most authentic. You wander the Marrakech souqs, learning about the different food artisans, food culture, and history of the area. A moving feast with culture as added spice.

They are happy to accommodate special requests and diets.

 

Visit their website at www.marrakechfoodtours.com

Tel 06 11 81 47 81

 

 

 

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Michèle Baconnier boutique in Marrakesh

Michele Baconnier boutique in Marrakech

Designer Michèle Baconnier is known for her re-designs of that quintessential Moroccan slipper, the babouche. Her store in the new town of Marrakech, Gueliz, also sells women’s and children’s clothing, jewelry, household accessories, such as gorgeous blankets and throws.

A passionate traveller and a creative designer, she combines both passions to produce an abundance of colourful, delightful designs – quite unique.

Her boutique in Marrakech is in a small street off Rue de la Liberté, rue des vieux Marrakchis, Guèliz, where you will also find the David Bloch Gallery of modern art, Moor, Amina and Atelier Nihal.

http://michele-baconnier.net/

You can send orders to michele.baconnier@neuf.fr

You can find her products at Ramatuelles (St Tropez)
By appointment only :

06.20.56.25.71
04.94.97.49.59

Marrakech boutique :
12 rue des vieux marrakchis, MARRAKECH GUELIZ
Tel : 05 24 44 91 78

in Paris :
au salon “MAISON ET OBJET” HALL 1 MIC.

Cellphone : +33 0620562571
Telephone : 04.94.97.49.59

Scènes de Lin, boutique in Marrakech

Scènes de Lin is a well-established chic boutique in the new town of Guèliz in Marrakech – definitely worth making the effort to find. It’s on the Rue de la Liberté now re-named to Rue El Houria. It is located east off the main shopping street, Rue Mohamed V, where Carré Eden, the new apartment/shopping complex is located.

Scenes de lin shopping in Marrakech

The clothing and home decorative items are designed with a distinct Moroccan flavor made to a very high standard, in terms of both manufacturing and design.

The designer, Anne-Marie Chaoui has been living in Marrakech since 2000 and brings with her a wealth of knowledge from her former career in the textile industry.

You can find all kinds of interior decorative items from fabrics, to sofas, to dishes, bathroom accessories, linens, clothing, caftans, tunics, even hats. All lovely designs – you’ll want to take home everything.

Scènes de Lin is also now in Paris – just in case you can’t get to Marrakech. If you can’t make it to Paris either, try their e-store http://www.scenesdelin.com/eshop.html

Their website is in French but you can always use Google translate if you don’t read French. The photos don’t need translating. They are all beautiful and inspirational.

http://www.scenesdelin.com/

70, rue El Houria
(formerly rue de la Liberté)
Guéliz MARRAKECH

Contact : Anne-Marie Chaoui
Tel : +212 5 24 43 61 08
Email : contact@scenesdelin.com
Open Monday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 :30 p.m. and from 3 :30 p.m. to 7 :30 p.m.

 

Tips for travellers to Marrakech

We’re often asked for advice on how best to enjoy Marrakech. So we’ve compiled a small guide letting you know:

Best place to go to see the real Marrakech
Best place to buy souvenirs
Average cost of a meal
What you should not miss
What tourists should absolutely not do
Full text on this link: http://riadsapphire.com/things-to-do-in-marrakech/

For more information, tips for a pleasant, FAQs about Marrakesh, health-related, good time of year to go to Marrakesh, look at our blog posts:

http://chic-riads-marrakech.com/category/faqs/

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The Food of Morocco by Paula Wolfert

Moroccan cookery book

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We just have to share our enthusiasm for this fabulous book The Food of Morocco by Paula Wolfert which has been receiving rave reviews. She has an impeccable pedigree having won the prestigious Julia Child Award three times, The James Beard Award five times, The M. F. K. Fisher Award, The Tastemaker Award and been a finalist for the British Andre Simon Award.

You can tell that this has been a labour of love with incredible attention to detail. Paula Wolfert is passionate about Moroccan cuisine having spent almost 50 years in pursuit of authentic Moroccan food.

Lavishly photographed and packed with tantalizing recipes, The Food of Morocco also provides helpful tips on preparation techniques. For anyone seriously interested in Morrocan cuisine this is the perfect companion to her classic, Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco.

For more information go to http://www.paula-wolfert.com/index.html

 

Marrakech for fashion shoots

Marrakech models

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Fashion shoots regularly take place in chic Marrakech. Palaces, souks and riads often host models and their entourages. It’s no wonder, with the honeyed light, the elaborate costumes that Marrakech is known for and the exoticism that the city still evokes.

One of the most inspirational, and downright beautiful, ones we’ve stumbled across is this one, originally shot for Porter magazine:
http://www.thisisglamorous.com/2014/06/editorial-angela-lindvall-tom-craig-porter-magazine/

There are more shots here.
http://www.designscene.net/2014/04/angela-lindvall-porter-magazine-tom-craig.html

The model is Angela Lindvall, an American model and occasional actress. She has appeared in several films including Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

 

Marrakech Videos

Videos on Marrakesh

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In the mood for Marrakech but not visiting just yet? Satisfy your curiosity here, with these transporting videos! A quick watch of these and you’ll be booking your airline ticket in no time. Also, remember our opening introductory offer: 25% off for stays of 3 nights or more if bookings are made in April or May.

Best of Marrakech, Morocco – A Travel Video by GeoBeats – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ4iSELqePE

A Tourist’s Guide to Marrakech, Morocco from www.theredquest.comhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jAkpM3wQ9w

National Geographic in Marrakech – http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/morocco_marrakesh

GoogleGlass goes to Marrakech – http://www.vistabee.com/en/blog/2014/04/18/travel-through-eyes-google-gass-marrakech/

The need for cheese

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While we love Moroccan food, there are certain foods that we often get cravings for that are not always that easy to find. One of these is of course – cheese!

With so many French expats in the city, thankfully it isn’t too hard to source good selections of cheese and dairy produce. One of our top tips is Le Maitre Fromager which is the go-to place in the city for cheese fans.

Housed in a pretty boutique on Avenue Mohamed VI, the smell of cheese entices food lovers in from the streets. It’s not only about cheese here though, you can also pick up other fine foods including smoked salmon and platters of cheese which work well as gifts. A must for any foodie’s address book.

If you’re really keen you can even sign up for their newsletter, here: www.lemaitrefromager.com

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On the Radio – Riad Sapphire and Spa in Marrakech

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upper floor arcade in Riad Sapphire, Marrakesh

The lovely folks at Dubai Eye Radio – one of the best radio stations in the Middle East – asked us to tell them what it’s like running a riad in the heart of Marrakech. Before we knew it, we were on-air being broadcast around the region and beyond.

Our story was on a particular show called ‘The Road Less Travelled’ which is all about exploring other cultures and authentic travel. The Travel Show is presented by Lucy Taylor and Mark Lloyd who, every week, help their listeners ‘stay up to date and learn to navigate potential pitfalls with practical travel tips and on the ground advice from the experts in the know.’

The Travel Show covers all elements of travel, tourism, hospitality, leisure and lifestyle – looking at everything from local UAE escapes and entertainment to international vacation options and attractions.

You can listen to our own interview here, care of this podcast:

https://audioboo.fm/boos/2059682-the-road-less-traveled-1-08-04-2014

 

Multi-media Marrakech

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Travel and music go together. Just like a photograph brings back memories a song can take you back to a certain place too.

This week we stumbled upon a beautiful piece of film which we feel has successfully captured the essence of Marrakech. It has been created by Suki Mok, a talented musician, turned photographer.

Suki shot the short film on his Blackmagic camera and it has been set to a transporting piece of music by Jose Gonzalez – a song called ‘Step out’, which has an ethereal, travel vibe to it.

The film takes the audience through some of Morocco’s finest sights such as the Atlas Mountains, Berber villages, the Medina souks, Jardin Majorelle and the Koutoubia Minaret. All of these iconic sights were expertly captured on Suki’s first ever visit to Morocco, watching it is a bit like seeing the country through fresh eyes. Suki says of his journey:

“Just an hour’s drive away will take you to the stunning Atlas mountains, where the Berbers still live in villages untouched by modern society. The film is rich with new colours, patterns and faces with wholly unique stories – it was a truly unforgettable experience.”

So, sit back, relax and turn up your speakers…

To view video, see here: http://vimeo.com/87645206

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