Sunday, October 31, 2021
Wednesday 13th of October - Dar el Bacha Marrakech
On the day of departure I invited my friend Fatiha for coffee & cake at Bacha Coffee.
A special memory! Thank you Fatiha for all the lovely conversations and taking care of the group during Marvelous Marrakech retreat.
You are a beautiful soul, sweet friend and an awesome hostess for Chambres d'Amis.
à la prochaine...
Bacha Coffee in the medina of Marrakech was built in 1910, in the spectacular Dar el Bacha palace, which means house of the Pasha.
This historical place united the greatest cultural and political minds of the century over glittering golden coffee pots of coffee of Arabia or Arabica, as it is known today. Guests included Colette, Maurice Ravel, Charlie Chaplin, Josephine Baker, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, to name a few. After the Second World War the palace was closed and a few years ago Dar el Bacha was reopened as the Museum of Cultural Confluences.
You imagine yourself back in time, while pouring coffee from the golden pot.
Friday, October 29, 2021
On the on last day of MM2021 another exciting highlight: Scarabeo camp!
A daytrip to the stone desert with a fabulous Moroccan lunch in the shade of a berber tent. Imagine a charming bivouac with original berber tents and a view to completely unwind. You don’t often find yourself at such magical surroundings that it makes you wonder… Is this a movie set? The light, changing skies and views are astonishing!
Well we didn't just have lunch and laze all day long of course... While enjoying the 'lunar landscape' we were also creative and the xs woodwoolstools we brought with us, were dressed with unique handmade outfits, all with their own style.
And the pool side was the most perfect setting for a cool crochet catwalk at the end of the day.
What a splendid Scarabeo day...
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
The Berberlodge is a love story between the owner Romain and the village of Oumnass and it’s inhabitants.
A perfect rural retreat for the day off in the middle of our Marvelous Marrakech week.
Together with Ank and her dog Billie we drove with the old baby blue Renault 4 to the countryside for a lazy day in the garden, some swimming and a beautiful and delicous late lunch.
After two years it felt so good to be back in the green paradise that Romain has created.
At the end of a lovely day we made a sunset drive to Marrakech. Incredibly beautiful light!