January 16, 2017

Travel Guide: Marrakech

{About}
Marrakech is one of those mythical places that you hear and read so much about prior to arrival that those initial impressions can seem a bit distorted. Is this actually what is looks like or did I see this in a photograph? It is a place that lives up to all if they hype and is yet some how just more everything. On first blush it is a chaotic, dirty maze of a place that seems absolutely determined to take advantage of tourists in any way possible. Once you get past the initial impressions of whizzing motorbikes, donkey carts, the endlessly confusing streets, the pungent diesel fumes and getting hassled from every single possible direction it is a place with so many different layers to explore. From the brightly colored souks, to the stunning historical sites, to the chic and calm riads, and the flavorful local cuisine it is a place that is worth enduring the surface chaos to discover.
Travel Guide: Marrakech
{Stay}
There are lots of places to stay in Marrakech, from uber luxurious places like La Mamounia and The Royal Mansour which sit on garden compounds just outside of the medina (the old walled city) to charming little riads (guesthouses) tucked behind unassuming entrances amid the chaos of the medina. We stayed at the budget-friendly Riad Yasmine which was incredibly tranquil and had just a handful of rooms. They had a great roof terrace for relaxing and the plunge pool in the central courtyard was lovely. Breakfast was included and they did offer dinner though you have to book in advance. I would recommend reserving a room upstairs as we had one right beside the pool and it was a bit loud. Other great options include the design-forward El Fenn which is worth a visit for the stunning interiors alone and Villa des Orangers which is just outside the medina and a great place for dinner if you don't stay there. 
Travel Guide: Marrakech
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Travel Guide: Marrakech

December 23, 2016

This & That


Apologies for the radio silence over the past month, man things have been crazy. But as of 4:30pm on December 23rd I think I can say we've just about made it! Work is slowing down a bit for the holidays, I just finished my first semester of B-school and vacation starts tomorrow!
We're off on a long-anticipated trip to Morocco and I am so, so excited. I'll be sharing lots of photos along the way so don't forget to check out my Instagram and will post travel guides once I'm back. If you have any tips/recommendations please leave them in the comments!

{Read}
I just read Victoria in anticipation of the new series starting on PBS in January and I really liked it, I can't wait to see it brought to life on TV.

{Beauty}
This 'technique' for drying/styling wavy hair without heat is genius! Its probably going to be my vacation go-to as I don't enjoy doing my hair on the best of days.

{See}
The 10 Most Fashionable Movies of 2016 via Vogue.

Happy Holidays!

November 18, 2016

This & That


{Read}
I recently finished Small Great Things which I would definitely recommend. I found the story of a nurse accused of negligence in a racially motivated incident to be haunting.

{Style}
I'd like to recreate this entire look and wear it every day. This navy coat, striped t-shirt and distressed black jeans and super cosy scarf should do the trick!

{Beauty}
I found this rundown on Retinols to be super helpful.

{See}
Have you watched the Amazon Originals Good Girls Revolt yet? Its a little bit like Mad Men but focuses on the experiences of the young women working at a fictional news magazine in the late 1960s

{Eat}
What's on your menu for Thanksgiving? I've done zero planning but this pumpkin pie fudge recipe looks too good!

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