Marrakesh by Nobody Denim
Bienvenue à Marrakesh. A gem nestled in the Northern African country of Morocco, at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. A formal imperial city, bursting with life and colour.
Indigenous to the Arab-Berbers, formally ruled by France and a hop, skip and jump from Spain, Morocco is a cultural melting pot, bursting with European Influence.
For the best coffee Marrakesh has to offer, scale the winding stairs to the rooftop at Terrace des Espices. Curl up with your bevarage of choice and watch the Medina bustle to life below.
Time to ckeck-in? Hotel, El Fenn, boasts a modern interpretation of imperial Moroccan interiors. Handmade tiles, antique furniture and three pools create a perfect haven. The inhouse boutique offers a selection of curated works from a some of Morocco's best designers and artisans, an absolute must.
If ceramics, textiles and leather goods are what you're looking for, a visit to Lrcne Studio is a must see. Heroing the knowledge and craftmanship of local artists, Lrcne, offers contemporary wares and uniquely designed pieces.
For anything non-artisanal, days can be spent wandering through the mazed stalls of Marrakesh’s Souk. A journey through narrow, winding streets, past vendors selling anything from metal lanterns to live chickens. Be prepared to get lost, have cash on you and the confidence to bargain. A cultural experince like no other.
For art lovers there's, Musee Yves Saint Laurent and the adjoining Jardin Marjorelle. Comprising 400m² of exhibition space, the museum showcases a permeant collection celebrating the life and work of Yves Saint Laurent, complimented by a temporary exhibitions hall, and an exterior by architect Karl Fournier.
Amongst the palatial forms of Museé YSL, a paradise of tranquillity can be found within the Marjorelle Gardens. Established in the 1920’s, this stunning oasis of trees, fragrant exotic plants and burbling streams make the site one of the most visited places in the country. The garden is owned by French artists Jacques and Louis Majorelle, and the late, Yves Saint Laurent. A main artery of inspiration for the Designer, Yves was “seduced by this oasis where colours used by Matisse were mixed with those of nature”.
Most jetsetters familiar with Marrakesh will know of modern Moroccan eatery, Nomad. A renovated carpet store situated nearby the spice market, Nomad reinvents traditional local cuisine, serving a fresh international menu at a trendy rooftop location. Order the couscous, you will not be disappointed.
For a post dinner-digestif, and atmospheric immersion into the Marrakesh nightlife, head to the World Heritage Site, Djemaa el Fna. The large square in the city’s Medina offers the perfect place to grab a juice, and a medjool date or two during the day. However, at night is when the Demma el Fna really comes to life. Expect to be entertained by snake charming, juggling and live music.
Looking for soem indulgence? A day at Hammam de La Rose will do the trick. A sanctuary of peace and tranquillity in the heart of the Marrakesh, we suggest the Hammam Berber ritual, which incorporates the traditional Black Soap of Morocco.