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Last Call for the Marrakech Painting Trip

Last Call for the Marrakech Painting Trip

First and foremost-HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope that the coming year brings you peace, some prosperity, and many opportunities to explore and expand your creativity. If any one of your resolutions involves more adventurous travel, here is an opportunity for ...

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Return of the Marrakech Painting Trip

Return of the Marrakech Painting Trip

Marrakech is calling. Maryam and I have been emailing. A return painting trip to Marrakech is in my near future-and maybe yours?? I will be taking a small group on a painting trip this December to continue the creative work that was begun last ...

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Tadelakt: Moroccan Plaster

Tadelakt: Moroccan Plaster

“Hard as stone and soft as silk” is a phrase that is commonly used to describe a very uncommon, ancient form of plaster (Tadelakt) that is believed to trace it’s roots to the Atlas Mountains surrounding Marrakech. This unbelievably tactile ...

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Peacock Pavilions: Stenciling Moroccan Design

Peacock Pavilions: Stenciling Moroccan Design

Soon enough, the guest houses that make up Peacock Pavilions will be filled with exotic carpets and leather poufs, fluffed with down pillows and sequined vintage wedding blankets, buffed with silver vases filled with fresh flowers and sugary Moroccan mint tea. The ...

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Chez Ali Moroccan Nights

Chez Ali Moroccan Nights

A trip to Marrakech simply would NOT be complete without a visit to that great *Disney in the Desert*, Chez Ali. The timing was perfect as we were 10 of 1000’s that attended (they seat 3K) the night after we ...

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Eye Catching Moroccan Art: Part 1

Eye Catching Moroccan Art: Part 1

We’re ba-a-a-a-a-a-ck, and missing Marrakech terribly I might add! The paint has dried, no one fell off the scaffolding and the husband was happy-complete success! Maryam treated us to fabulous shopping and even more fabulous Moroccan food and in return we ...

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