OASIS IN MARRAKECH

If you follow my blog posts, you most likely know that I have recently traveled to Marrakech, Morocco. So, in this post, I will share what impressed me most in Marrakech during my short stay there.

There is the old city, that is bursting with hassle and it is reminiscent of an ant factory with people, donkeys and modern scouters trying to overpass each other. It’s quite a scenery that, in my opinion, looks better in the Bond movies than in real life. Below are some pictures from the Riad Palais des Princesses where I stayed.

There is the new city as well, where there is no hassle, no tourist traps and if you go across from the Majorelle Garden, you can actually buy some authentic Moroccan artisanal items without the joy or curse of bargaining and with a certainty that the item is actually authentic.

But the Majorelle Garden is what stole my heart as it is an oasis of beauty and creativity, cacti and water and lots of blues. It is a garden that was “saved” by Yves Saint Lauren who purchased it so that it would not be destroyed as part of a construction project and where the designer often came to find inspiration. And as his wonderful collections throughout the years show, he was quite inspired.  

Below is Yves Saint Laurent memorial: a Roman pillar that is refined and majestic in its simplicity, like the designer’s work. 

Thank you so much for reading.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I’ll see you soon.

XX

Isabel

 

OUTFIT DETAILS:  LOFT pants // Unbranded oversized white shirt //Forever 21 sneakers