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The Margot House in Barcelona!

August

18

2017

We flew to Barcelona right after Marrakesh. I have always loved Barcelona as it’s an easy city filled with beautiful people and delicious food. We stayed in this lovely unsung boutique hotel called the Margot House http://margothouse.es/en/ right smack in the centre of town. I really loved the location as you could not have asked for a... Continue Reading
AMAJENA WOW!!!

August

17

2017

We visited our friend Cris Albert and Pie Alvarez who were both staying at the AMANJENA in Marrakesh. Cris was hosting a diner for her birthday and all the birthday celebrants in our group. I was so excited to visit as I have only seen the AMANJENA in photos and from the photos it looked already so awesome. Continue Reading
A day with the Atlas mountains and Richard Branson's home

August

16

2017

Travel is really one of the best teachers. Each time I travel I try my best to immerse myself in the culture of the country I am visiting. I also balance this with some of the things I love, like food, art and design. So when we were in Morocco my friends and I planned a trip to Atlas mountain to visit a real Berber family home. Continue Reading
Dinner at Noel de la Rama's private kitchen

August

15

2017

One of my favourite evenings are those that I spend in my friends homes over a beautifully cooked meal. It’s a simple luxury that gives me so much joy. This becomes even more special if the host is an amazing private chef for some of the most influential people in North America. This was exactly the case when my friend Noel de la Rama had... Continue Reading
#MarraKretz

August

14

2017

We flew all the way to Marrakesh Morocco to attend the wedding of our friends Charina Sarte to Valentin Kretz. Charina is like family to Nix and I and to see her so happy and to marry into a really beautiful family was so worth flying at the hight of summer to Morocco. Continue Reading
The Perfect Afternoon in Marrakesh!

August

11

2017

If you want a perfect Friday afternoon in Marrakesh then this is the itinerary for you. You begin your day with a great lunch. Now there are many places to eat in Moroccan food in Marrakesh and there will be many options however me and my friends really lucked out as we had the most delicious lunch at AL FASSIA. This was only the second... Continue Reading
THE Louis Vuitton Opening party!

August

10

2017

I am taking a break from my Moroccan adventure to quickly blog about the LV store opening party in Solaire. I cannot believe that this is only the second LV store in the Philippines? However I am glad that we have a second one as this is a good sign. I still remember the first LV party almost or more than a decade ago as this was really... Continue Reading
The Souks of Marrakesh!

August

9

2017

When I travel it’s almost mandatory for me to seek out the Market. More so if it’s the famed souks of Marrakesh. This mammoth labyrinth of alleys and passages that have been in existence for centuries was really calling my name. So on a bright early morning me and my friends headed out to the Souks and literal took it all in. Continue Reading
The BAHIA palace!

August

7

2017

If you want to see the splendour of Moroccan design and architecture in Marrakesh then go no further than a visit to the BAHIA palace. http://www.palais-bahia.com/en/ The palace is actually a set of homes that celebrate the wonder and beauty of the artisanal designs of Morocco. The details that I saw in the palace were really quite... Continue Reading
The Majorelle gardens of Yves Saint Laurent!

August

4

2017

I would consider it a major crime if I went to Marrakesh and not visit the Majorelle gardens. This garden created by French artist Jacque Majorelle was a true oasis in the dessert. This garden took more than 40 years to grow and is said to be where fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent was as his happiest. Continue Reading