Tric-Trac my fashion-forward knitwear collection, was an offshoot of my vacation to colorful Morocco. Fashioned after the famous Moroccan Caftans and Jellabas, Tric-Trac Tees were embellished with unique soutashing. The innovative garments became an instant hit with the fashion crowd and populated windows along New York’s Fifth Avenue. I was completely inspired by Moroccan flavor and culture and wanted to create designs that would showcase that inspiration.
- Mint tea- morning, afternoon, and evening.
- Chicken B'stilla- sweet and tangy! An explosion of flavours with each bite.
- Kefta tagine (Kefta mkaouara)
- Tagines - Lemon Chicken & Olives - Fish Tagine
- Mishue (Lamb) the way this dish is cooked it literally melts in your mouth.
- Moroccan figs and olives!
- (If you like to cook - I suggest Paula Wolfert's book, From Morocco -A fantastic read filled with incredible recipes.)
- La Villa des Orangers- Both Mediterranean food and traditional Moroccan cuisine are represented on the menu of dishes elevated with modern flair. Try the candied lamb shoulder with orange peel and spices, or the roasted gambas with eggplant caviar and piquillos juice with preserved lemon!
- PepeNero - Just amazing!
- La Grande Table Marocaine ! A place that brings together the richness of Moroccan culture’s 1000 colors and the tradition of its cuisine in a majestic place.
- Well, don't take my word for it, sometimes the best part of traveling, the real luxury is to discover your favorite places completely by chance. Let your nose be your guide.
- A visit to the hammam. The steamy oasis will leave you purified inside and out. After a rinse, your attendant will slather your skin with a black soap called savon beldi, which is made with oil and macerated pulp of black olives. This paste softens the skin and prepares it for exfoliation. Many layers of dead skin later, your skin will be ready for a hydrating rhassoul masque. Rhassoul is a clay mixed with a range of aromatic plants (rose petals, cloves, eucalyptus and chamomile). It is made into a liquid paste with water and applied to your body and hair. Rhassoul is rich in mineral salts and draws toxins to the surface of the skin, tightening pores and regulating the secretion of sebum. Once it is rinsed off, it is followed by an orange-flower water or lemon juice skin tonic.
- No trip to Marrakech is complete without a visit to the YSL museum and Fondation Jardin Majorelle.
- Visit the Souk - This busy open market offers a variety of products, including textiles, carpets, leather goods, spices, and artisanal handicrafts. Be ready to negotiate! Wandering the souks with a local guide is the best way to explore if you’re concerned about getting lost, or ripped off! Make sure to check if your guide is licensed.
El Fenn Hotel
Royal Mansour Hotel, Marrakech