After working with Sally for 2 years, I’m so thrilled to be able to share some of my highlights from what I can only describe as the most inspiring, energising and soulful experience … “Souks & Style of Morocco” with Sally and Hassan June 2019.
Highlight # 1: Perfection from the VERY start… waking up to the most exquisite rooftop breakfast @leriadyasmine soaking in the magical aromas, sounds and that special North African light before heading into the Medina for the first time.
Definitely a highlight and a privilege - meeting the man behind our operations on the ground in Morocco, @hassanraktanger
Your knowledge, patience and intelligent sense of humour made my trip as magical as it was. I cannot imagine ever visiting Morocco without your guidance and good company. I look forward to seeing and learning even more about your beautiful country the next time we meet.
p.s. “Normal is boring!”
Such a “pinch me” moment walking into @villaanouk ... the most breathtaking place both inside and out. A true masterpiece, nothing but perfection and wow moments at every turn. I had such trouble choosing just one pic from this magical place but I think this is the moment that I realized I wasn’t just looking at photos, it wasn’t a dream, I was actually here and LOVING it!
Ps looks like Sal wasn’t having such a hard day at work either!
A magical lunch at Berber Lodge followed by an afternoon relaxing under the trees and a tour of the property… my first introduction to this beautiful, rustic architectural style traditionally built using earth bricks, reed ceilings, palm trees and eucalyptus woods. This trip definitely was full of the most beautiful interiors, each so different from the last but equally inspiring and special.
Riding camels into the desert sunset before a truly magnificent feast together on a perfectly still, peaceful night filled with laughter, music, dancing and good company…. followed by the most peaceful sleep in our luxury desert tents surrounded by time and space.
Wandering through the Medina with this lady… Sally in her element. Her passion for Morocco has always been contagious, but to actually experience a trip with her was another level! I struggle to find the words to show my deep gratitude for what truly was the trip of a life time. Without you I may have taken another 15 years to get there, or maybe not at all - your can-do attitude makes all things possible. You showed me so many special, beautiful, magical places… I have memories that will inspire and energise me for years to come. You took me out of my comfort zone, but made me feel 100% at ease. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Every meal we had in Morocco was a sublime example of how amazing a true paddock to plate meal can taste. Walking around the property at Kasbah Bab Ourika I came across the most beautiful vege patch - complete with mountain views. Spectacular!
Evenings spent on rooftop terraces enjoying perfect sunsets with good company and a beverage or two.
One last sunny afternoon relaxing at Beldi Country Club, taking a dip in this picture perfect pool… the perfect way to end the most inspiring trip… the perfect place to plot my return!
This was the trip i never knew i needed. Spending 11 days being completely immersed in the most beautiful country, allowing myself the time to really enjoy each and every meal, piece of design, bespoke property, each and every day. What an amazing gift I have been given… Sally and Hassan thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!