Marrakech has lengthy been a kind of locations I have been dying to tick off my bucket record. It is all the time appeared like a faraway, unique place with a lot historical past and tradition.

So when cellphone firm OPPO reached out and requested if I needed to journey with them on a press journey, I clearly did not hesitate!

Marrakech, Kat Lebrasse, Maricel Mansano, Samantha Francis, Sophia Banoori, OPPO

One factor I’ve typically heard about Marrakech is that the souk (market to the lay particular person) purchasing is wonderful. I arrived ready with an inventory of things I needed to return with. Babouche slippers, Moroccan plates, woven basket luggage and hats. All must-haves clearly. Fortunately my journey companions have been a lot the same- so it made for a really huge day within the streets surrounding Jemaa El Fna.

Talking of my journey companions, OPPO graciously invited non aside from one among my faves- Sam Francis of Type Is Necessity so not solely was I lastly having fun with probably the most beautiful, unique cities of the world, I used to be doing it with one among my finest mates!

I knew as quickly as I used to be advised that we have been going to Marrakech, that there was one place which was an absolute MUST VISIT for me. Musee Yves Saint Laurent and Les Jardins de Majorelle. I imply, should you go to Marrakech and you do not go to the Yves Saint Laurent museum, are you even a Style Blogger?? I do not suppose so.

The museum was all the pieces I might’ve hoped for. Years upon years of YSL historical past and clothes from the archives on show. It was so very fascinating to see Saint Laurent’s labored collected and displayed and actually understands how a lot of at this time’s present vogue traits have been impressed and borrowed from the previous.

The Majorelle Gardens have been one other deal with. Created by French painter- Jacques Majorelle and found by Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Berge in 1966.

We turned rapidly very accustomed to this backyard, and went there on daily basis. It was open to the general public but nearly empty. We have been seduced by this oasis the place colours utilized by Matisse have been blended with these of nature. » … « And once we heard that the backyard was to be bought and changed by a lodge, we did all the pieces we might to cease that challenge from taking place. That is how we finally turned house owners of the backyard and of the villa. And now we have introduced life again to the backyard by way of the years.”

The gardens are actually an oasis of calm, nature and wonder. Shady lanes, within the midst of bushes and unique crops. Refreshing, burbling streams and swimming pools crammed with water lilies and lotus flowers. A constructing with Moorish attraction, with a touch of Artwork Deco, painted in vibrant main colors, glowing with an intense blue that Majorelle perceived within the Atlas Mountains. It’s no marvel that the gardens are probably the most visited websites in Morocco.

As for our lodging, I could not have been happier with the selection. We stayed at a quant conventional Riad within the coronary heart of the Medina. Certain we might’ve been booked into one of many well-known luxurious lodges like, La Mamounia or Royal Mansour, and little question the expertise would’ve been wonderful. However staying in a standard no-fuss riad gave us a extra genuine Moroccan expertise. To not point out, the picture ops on this beautiful lil guesthouse and it is cute rooftop!


Yves Saint Laurent Museum

Majorelle Gardens


Jemaa El Fna (ideally with a information or native Moroccan buddy to keep away from getting ripped off)


Nomad Cafe in Marrakech Medina


Ryad Boustane

Riad Yasmine