Choix au Maroc
In May 2023 we visited Marrakech for our first (and definitely not last) buying trip in Morocco. We were overwhelmingly inspired by the Red City, and have so much to share with you. One mood board can't possibly cut it, but we tried out best!
starting top left and going clock wise...
Le Jardin Majorelle, extensive and exotic gardens and boldly colored buildings created by the French painter, Jacques Marjorelle. The bold blue seen throughout the grounds was Majorelle’s signature. Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé purchased Le Jardin Majorelle in 1980, and lived for many years in Majorelle’s villa
a Berber Pharmacy in the Medina, the Berber people are descendants of the pre-Arab inhabitants of North Africa. A visit to a Berber pharmacy is a must in the Medina of Marrakech. Their shop walls are lined with bright spices, herbs and tonics. They can cure any ailments with natural remedies passed down through families for generations. Leave with a jar of prickly pear, aka Moroccan Botox…
YSL Museum, just down the street from Le Jardin Majorelle is the musée YVES SAINT LAURENT. The museum houses a permanent inspiring exhibition dedicated to the work of YSL — including his incredible sketches and couture clothing.
Andy Wahloo limited edition large tea caddies, a collaboration between Amine El Baroudi (the Tea Man, one of top tea manufacturers in the world) and Moroccan photographer, Hassan Hajjaj. The collab celebrates classic Pop art and traditional Moroccan graphics and packaging. Stop by Jajjaj, Hajjaj's gallery, tea salon and boutique in Marrakech's design district, Sidi Ghanem.
Riad El Fenn, we stayed at El Fenn, Vanessa Branson's hotel in the Medina. Amazing interiors, extensive art collection, killer boutique and a magical roof top bar/resto.
Berber Rug Pillow, up-cycled pillows made from remnants of one-of-a-kind Berber rugs.
Tamegroute pottery, this iconic pottery comes from Tamegroute in southern Morocco. Recognized by its signature green glaze — the secret formula for which is passed down from generation to generation.
Hicham from Midi Baskets, one of our favorite finds of the trip. Simple elegant twist on the Moroccan basket (soon to be available at Choix!)
Inara Camp, Agafay Desert, we adventured to the Agafay Desert, about an hour outside of Marrakech for an excursion by camel, followed by a delicious tagine lunch at Inara Camp.
A special thank you to Missy (Weil) Fauser, a travel consultant for The Local Foreigner. Missy and her team created an unforgettable first trip to Morocco for us. We can't express how much we loved our experience, especially the amazing guides we were connected with.