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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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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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Blue Doors in Essaouira, Morocco

Blue Doors in Essaouira, Morocco

While it is mandatory in Marrakech to have your building be one of a few slightly varying shades of a peachy terra cotta color, it must be mandatory in the pretty little seaside town of Essaouira (2.5 hrs drive west to the Atlantic ...

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