Monday, 31 May 2010

Morocco part I - Marrakech

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Hello Little Borrowers! I am back, after a wonderful trip to Morocco last week. I met my other Mum Mit in Marrakech where we spent 2 fabulous days, before heading West to Essouira on the coast.
On the first day, we decided to take a refreshing walk in the Jardin Majorelle, the garden, designed by Jacques Majorelle in 1947, was then bought over by Pierre Berge and Yves Saint Laurent as a present for the city of Marrakech and a sanctuary for them. YSL loved to spend time there and get some inspiration, I can understand why, the place is gorgeous, full of palm trees, cactus and pretty birds. The walls and the one building in the garden are blue, which clashes beautifully with the green and yellow of the plants.




The place is peaceful and you forget that you are in busy, hot and dusty Marrakech. In the bassin, the waterlillies offer a little bit of shade to the frogs and turtles.


In the middle of the garden is a memorial for YSL. And a bit further is a little room with posters of the Happy New Year cards he used to sent, always inspired by the garden, full of colours, on the theme of LOVE and...his dog!

Clothes-wise, I had to think about heat and respect of the culture, which is why I bought this maxi dress before I left and only took longish skirts and nothing too revealing!
I will tell you about our crazy afternoon in the souks and aperitif in the Palace La Mamounia in another post, then If you behave well I will show you Essaouira and of course, my shopping ;)
Hope you are all doing beautifully!

Outfit:
Hat: Straw hat, UO
Dress: Blue maxi dress, Asos
Belt: leather, vintage
Bag: Leather, Primark (baaad)
Scarf: Vintage
Sandales: UO

22 comments:

  1. wow. It should be an amazing place..
    These pics are faboulous! An hug :D

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  2. thanks so much for you little message =)

    it looks that you've had a great time in Morocco!you're outfit is perfect for the place!!!!

    this blog is lovely and the pictures are very inspiring!!will definitely keep reading!

    xxx
    twee
    www.EzzentricTopz.blogspot.com

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  3. ohhh! i would love to go there one day. the nature, the life, the colors...so beautiful!!!

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  4. such a simple and pretty dress!

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  5. Wow looks spectacular. I love the YSL tribute!

    xx
    Nikki

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  6. The garden looks like such a lovely spot and it matches your dress perfectly!

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  7. You lucky, lucky girl!! I'd love to go there (:

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  8. oh my goodness...Marrakech! and the YSL tribute? so dear.

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  9. wow! what an amazing trip!! And a beautiful blue dress as well.

    Amber
    ambersmouthwash

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  10. wow this is really pretty!
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  11. thanks for your comment!
    what a cute dress, like the colour :))

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  12. Love the photos, and your hat!

    Carmen.xx.

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  13. Oh my god, that pool is ammmmmmazing!!! It looks like the most magical place. I love your outfit too, the blue looks lovely on you.


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  14. your hair is nice. did andrew cut it?

    x

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  15. I love your blue dress!

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  16. Beautiful photos of a beautiful place. Even the light seems different. Welcome back, we've missed you.

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  17. Gorgeous photos, this is a place I've always wanted to visit and it's great to see it from your perspective. I need to visit that garden, looks so inspiring! Nice blue dress too, I may well have to try on a maxi...

    Kb from I Want You To Know
    xx

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  18. Absolutely lovely! I've been to Marrakech a few times and somehow managed to miss this place. On the list for the next trip!

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  19. Amazing blue dress and pictures. Morocco is so lovely

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  20. I love this post!
    Beautiful color!!

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