Sunday, 24 November 2013
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Yes well, officially these are curtain ties but they also look amazing as hanging decoration at the ends of a curtain pole, a mirror, a headboard, a wardrobe knob etc. These beautiful handmade objects of desire give an instant touch of drama and elegance to any room
Available on www.beyondmarrakech.com
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
|Marie Aimée Lucas-Robiquet (French, 1858 - 1959)|
Just arrived, vintage ivory Beni Ouarain carpets!
|BO436 (410 x 230 cm)|
|BO437 (315 x 206 cm)|
|BO438 (335 x 195 cm)|
|BO439 (370 x 190 cm)|
|BO440 (400 x 200 cm)|
More Beni Ouarain carpets on my new website www.beyondmarrakech.com
Monday, 4 March 2013
Tnine means Monday in Arabic and every week on this day there is the Berber market. It is the biggest market in Ourika and folks gather from near and far for their weekly supplies and more. The market is a place to socialise, to inform about local news, to hear the latest gossip, to visit the barber or consult traditional doctors. Groceries are bought, deals are made and when all business is done donkey backs, trucks and local taxi's are loaded with the new supplies for the journey back home.
Sunday, 13 January 2013
Mystical and magical Essaouira, history breathes hauntingly through the streets of this town. Dark, small alleys and the many arches whisper tales of times long gone by and it only needs a little imagination to visualise the caravan trade from sub-Saharan Africa that once arrived in this eighteenth century port.
Essaouira has inherited a wonderful blend of cultural influences from the diverse ethnical groups that have inhabited the town. The Arabs, Berbers, Jews, Africans and Europeans have all contributed to the rich heritage of old traditions and the artistic spirit of this town.
Essaouira is one of the most photogenic towns of
, colourful, dramatic,
enchanting and always ready for the perfect pose! Morocco
Monday, 31 December 2012
It has been a little quiet from my side. Life has been wonderfully hectic and exciting and looking back at 2012 on this last day of the year, I can only conclude that it has been a great year!
I wish to thank everyone for all the support that I have received, the many kind words that have literally been an inspiration to write, to source and to launch the new Beyond Marrakech website.
I am sincerely grateful for old friendships that have persevered, despite distance and absence and I am delighted with the new friendships near and far.
A wonderful New Year’s Eve to you all!
HAPPY NEW YEAR