Travel

Colourful Morocco

le jardin majorelle, marrakech colourful typographic title image

le jardin majorelle engraved bamboo detail and colourful bench in the gardens

Le Jardin Majorelle Marrakech green ornate roof in the bamboo plants

le jardin majorelle gold fish in the pond and blue sky with palm trees and cacti

le jardin majorelle, marrakech. kit lee style slicker in a big straw hat taking photos

le jardin majorelle bright blue porch and maxi dress outfit

 Floral maxi dress – Jarlo / Print Top – Celia Birtwell at Uniqlo

Ooh La La it's Nikki Beach! typographic photo with sunglasses and king prawn dish

beautiful nikki beach in marrakech swimming pool, plam trees

amazing fresh sushi served on a wooden bridge at nikki beach, marrakech.

nikki beach where sex and the city 2 was filmed

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bright blue water at nikki beach marrakech. swimming pool and palm trees

desert dish ice cream pastries plate at nikki beach marrakech

fruit sculptures at Nikki Beach, marrakech

rachel claire eating a strawberry in marrakech

alexxia in the vineyard restaurant in morocco looking out the window over the countryside

tagines and bowls on a shelf in a morrocan vineyard restaurant

 The last of Marrakech

In this last blast of my Marrakech adventure, we explore colourful gardens, lounge by the pool like princesses and taste the Moroccan nightlife. The beautifully calming Jardin Majorelle was the one place I was most looking forward to after reading The Beautiful Fall, which tells tales of Yves Saint Laurents’ balmy days and nights spent lounging in the Moroccan gardens which he bought in 1980 in order to save it from development.

The whistlestop garden tour meant I’ll be visiting again when it’s less busy. The crowds didn’t stop me from coming away feeling refreshed and inspired though, especially not after I picked up a famous LOVE post card! Next up was a a trip to Nikki Beach, a pool paradise where one of the Sex and the City film scenes were filmed, don’t you know! We certainly began to feel like movie stars once late lunch was served. I now only ever eat my sushi (I’d never tried the proper stuff before!) served on a wooden bridge or boat ok? With the DJ spinning up some chilled but grooving tunes accompanied by a bongo player and an unlimited supply of gris wine, we were having to double check we weren’t actually in paradise. *pinch*

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Back to reality (psh, everywhere in Marrakech is a dream!) came in the form of a visit to Domaine du val D’argan, a country vineyard on the road to coastal Essaouira home to cute little villas which you can rent as well as a restaurant and miles of vines. The sun finally set and it was off to taste the nightlife. Dinner and belly dancing (not me, don’t worry) at the authentic Le Salama followed by dizzy dancing on stage with an amazing cover band aided by pitchers of Grey Goose at the Sofitel hotel club is how I roll now! A 3am splash about in the pool back at the Fellah Hotel and that was called a day. And what a heck of a day!

gardens in the sofitel marrakech with fountains and So sign at night

la Salama restaurant beaded lampshade in marrakech

sharing plates on a gold table at le salama, marrakech

le salama wine bottles and tealights on the bar

moroccan beaded curtain and restaurant tables in le salama, marrakech

pretty low lighting with moroccan lamps

mini crepes and ice cream desert with wine on the engraved table at le salama, marrakech

sofitel marrakech entrance to the club, ornate moroccan door way

Thank you to the Moroccan Tourist Board for all the endless fun! See what else I got up to in Marrakech in my last post – don’t forget to watch my video too!

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  • Maya July 26, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    All of these photographs are simply amazing! Color-overdose. Marrakech is certainly on my to-visit list. Maya – Archistas

  • Anastasia (@Natbeesfashion) July 20, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    I love your pictures so much!!
    xo
    Anastasia

    Natbee’sFashion

  • Katie July 19, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    those photos are so beautiful and everything looks so delicious <3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

  • Rachel July 19, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Looks gorgeous, I loved the Majorelle gardens when I went, the colours are amazing.. Nikki beach is also quite an interesting experienced, so far removed from the ‘real’ Morocco though! x

  • Paprika July 18, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    These photos really are so beautiful, I will show them to my grandmother as she loved living there as a child. She lives in France now and has never gone back so she’ll love your photosxx

  • LaRoux July 18, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    beautiful photos / i ned holidays haha