After a delicious breakfast we had an itinerary for the day and set off into the old part of Marrakech (La Medina) to have a look around.
We were dropped at the main square and so we started to explore the souks, the labyrinth of markets which the city is famous for.
The stalls of ceramics, leather, metal and spices were abundant and sellers tried to entice us to look. We barely scratched the surface as we knew we’d be heading back when we move hotels.
We stumbled across a tiny museum, a traditional house from the 14th
Century. The carvings were intricate and coloured tiles covered the walls and floors.
After the market we set off for lunch at the Cafe de la Poste, a French brasserie in the newer part of the city where we enjoyed a relaxed lunch of salad and tabbouleh and then we walked to the Jardins Majorelle, a blue painted garden designed by Yves Saint Laurent which was small but very tranquil and cool after a hot walk in the sun.
Across the road at 33 Rue Majorelle we discovered the most fantastic concept store where traditional design had been reinterpreted in a contemporary manner. Clothes, jewellery, ceramics, toys and more. I could have spent hours in there.
I found a fantastic red bead necklace which looked like rows of shiny cranberries as I’ve decided to explore ethnic jewellery on this adventure.
I thought it worked well with a white linen kaftan I bought last summer as I dressed for a second dinner á deux on the terrace.