Sleep ins. Lazy starts. Endless cups of tea. Crisp sheets. Farmers markets. Brunch. Afternoon strolls. Playing tourist. TV series/Movie marathons. Baking cookies. Movie dates. Late night conversations. People watching…
Bring on that weekend feeling. Laid back like a classic white tee and jeans…bonus points for a nautical twist.
Strolling through the Jardin Majorelle was at the top of my list when visiting Marrakesh and oh boy it did not disappoint. A succulent lovers dream if I ever saw one with endless cute cactii of all shapes and sizes. Paired with the dreamy saturated blues and yellows of the incredible Villa Bou Saf, which Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé aptly renamed Villa Oasis. It’s little wonder why Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé set up camp in this lush oasis in 1980, which oozes inspiration with every step and turn around the stunning grounds. I am so thankful that they had the vision to protect this stunning landmark (Jacques Majorelle’s labour of love for forty years) from soulless development and restored the garden to the magic that it is today.
A tranquil change of pace from the bustling souks (if you visit before the lunch rush that is), which I could not recommend more for anyone visiting Marrakesh. If I ever manage to find a place to call home that inspires anywhere near as much as this piece of the world I will be a lucky girl indeed.
Location: Rue Yves Saint Laurent, Marrakesh, Morocco
Photography and editing by Christie Moore
Postcards: Yves Saint Laurent “Love 1982″ and “Love 1986″
It’s finally my favourite time of year when the days become longer, temperatures rise and those early morning call times start to feel a whole lot easier. Dare I say enjoyable even. Not to mention the amazing array of florals now in season, which are worth the early morning weekend flower run. Oh and the obviously awesome pollen fuelled hay fever. One such staple at this time of year is a simple jersey stripe dress, which can double as a tee when paired with a midi skirt. Particularly when you can’t decide between the tshirt and dress options. All about keeping my wardrobe streamlined and versatile this season.