Wednesday, May 24, 2017

essaouira

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Mogador, Medina at the ocean.

After some weeks in Marrakech it was such a difference to be in Essaouira.

For me it was the first time in Essaouira.
We were lucky, because it was exceptionally quiet in the city, so I really could experience the authentic atmosphere. And hardly no wind, also very unusual.

We walked along the harbor, where fishermen were unloading the catch of the day at that time. So many fresh fish and of course I made a lot of pictures, what a photogenic place!

My friend Ank had some fresh oysters at a stall in the harbor. After an overdose of fishy smell, we left the harbor and crossed the main square with playing kids.

We had verbena tea while watching the sunset and thereafter we strolled through the charming narrow streets in the medina and of course we had fish for dinner that night.

Monday, May 22, 2017

thelma & louise

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Between the two workshops, my friend Ank and I went on a roadtrip to the Essaouira.

From the parking in the Medina of Marrakech, we started our mini break to the coast in Ank's baby blue Renault 4, like Thelma & Louise!
We had so much fun on our way and it was amazing to drive through the ever-changing landscape. Flip, Ank's puppy between us on the front seat. He is so cute, easy and sweet. At the end of the day we finally arrived at our ecolodge in the middle of nowhere.

Three days to upload for the first Green Gardens workshop. Time to relax and enjoy the sunshine, beach and hammock at the pool. Lucky us..

Sunday, May 21, 2017

crisp clear crochet day

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A day to the mountains. The road trip itself is already a treat.
On the way we took a little break for a verbena tea at the local 'tea cafe' at the river Ourika.
After a bumpy ride we arrived at the most beautiful place to hang out with the cool crocheteers.

Project of the day; a crochet cover for a suitcase size stool.
After a delicious lunch we finished our 'crochet class' by the pool, had a swim and lazed with crisp clear views of the Atlas Mountains!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

united colors

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United colors of the 7th Cool Crochet Workshop edition at Chambers d'Amis.

Unpacking the huge wool bags from our stock and making a new workshop display is always a fun way to get started...

On the first workshop day, we make an introducing tour in the Medina, to show our guests the way. During this walk we always visit 'wool heaven' to expand the wool stock to everyone's wishes.

(above pictures are pre-woolheaven visit, no really)

Friday, May 19, 2017

beyond beautiful

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Back home after 17 amazing days in and around Marrakech!

We had two terrific workshops with lots of adventures and wonderful women.
This is a photo report of the second day of the Cool Crochet workshop, when we went to the desert.
The light, changing skies and views were astonishing!
Project of the day; a crochet bikini top, what else?
Marika from Sweden won 'gold', she was the first to finish her bikini top in no time!

A desert day with a lot of fun, good food, drinks, music and dancing in bikini tops ánd a whole lot of animals (horses, camels, scarabeo's and Ank's puppy Flip)

Altogether beyond beautiful!

PS: Lost my phone in Marrakech and unfortunately couldn't post on Instagram since the 12th of May. So i've been offline for a while (actually quite relaxing). My new iPhone is on it's way, so soon i will be back on social media.