Wednesday, September 16, 2015

TRAVELOGUE MARRAKECH - PART ONE

Marrakech is one of the places I always wanted to visit.. the name alone has such romantic and exotic associations. This former imperial city resembles an oasis in the desert. It is located in the foothills of the snowcapped Atlas mountains and surrounded by lemon, orange, olive and palm groves. Its walled medieval part, the Medina, dates back to the Berber empire, and Moorish and Berber influences and culture can be seen throughout. To explore the colorful and bustling labyrinth of the souks and markets, to see the splendour of its palaces and riads, to step back in time in the Medina, to wander in exotic gardens and enjoy the rich spiced local cuisine has always been a dream of mine, and I hope you enjoy the travelogue.


The Jardin Majorelle is one of the most famous gardens in the city, and dates back to the first part of the last century when it was created by the French painter Jacques Majorelle who came to live in Marrakech in 1917. In the beginning the garden consisted only of a small plot of land with poplar trees, but the creation of this extraordinary haven of serenity became his lifelong passion. Over time, he bought adjoining parcels of land and constructed Moorish and Berber style buildings where he lived and painted. Following his divorce in 1956 and his death five years later, the garden fell into disarray. 

In 1966 Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé discovered the still magical place, and when they learned of plans for the garden to be sold and replaced by a hotel, they quickly reacted and became the new owners. Restoring the garden to its former splendor they moved into one of the buildings, renaming it 'Villa Oasis'. Following his death in 2008, YSL's ashes were scattered in Majorelle's rose garden.




Yves Saint Laurent memorial


Majorelle painted the fountains and walls of this garden in an intense shade of blue, a color known  today as 'Majorelle Blue'.


I have a very clear memory of owning an YSL eyeshadow palette in identical colors to the picture below.. it must have been in the early eighties





Capsule wardrobe pieces: white jeans, cream vest and black top
Shoes: black espadrilles
Accessories: Hermès 'Elephant' and 'Torana' printed enamel bracelets. Pendant necklace in or.


Palm tree maintenance




When you leave the gardens, you see the '33 MAJORELLE' concept store right across the road. They stock a fabulous selection of traditional Moroccan items with a modern twist, and most of them are hand made by local artisans. The collection ranges from clothing (kaftans, bathrobes, shirts), and household goods (Moroccan tea sets, tableware, glasses, tablecloths), to woman's wear including accessories scarves and jewellery and children's clothing and toys. It's a perfect place to pick up gifts or enjoy a mint tea and a little something in the adjoining café.







Opposite the store is the small but beautiful Héritage Berbère boutique, which is a great place to buy authentic Moroccan perfumes, room scents and candles.  The perfumes are based on natural ingredients from locally grown sources and are created by Marie-Jeanne, who's passion for Morocco lead her to capture the timeless aromas she encountered on her travels throughout the country.



The flacons are decorated with rich colored tassels inspired by the  Marrakech souks. The scent that came back home with me - Carnet du Desert


For lunch, head to the Grand Café de la Poste in the heart of the Gueliz quarter. The restaurant's rich history goes back to the 1920's when Jacques Majorelle was a regular. The decor is reminiscent of Marrakech's colonial past... the wooden blinds, potted palms and old fashioned ceiling fans provide an escape from the heat, and you are seated on bistro or wicker chairs at tables decked with crisp white linen cloths. The cuisine is French with Mediterranean and Moroccan accents.





One of the most beautiful spots for an alfresco dinner is the roof terrace at La Sultana hotel... you have magnificent views of the Atlas mountains and the Koutoubia Mosque's tower, while enjoying traditional Moroccan cuisine under a velvet starry sky.





Jardin Majorelle: Rue Yves Saint Laurent, 40 000 Marrakesh www.jardinmajorelle.com

33 RUE MAJORELLE concept store: 33 Rue Yves Saint Laurent, Marrakesh 40000, Tel: +212 5243-14195


Héritage Berbère: Villa Dar Sabah, Av. Yacoub El Mansour, 40 000 Marrakech, Tel: +212 5243 08 841 www.heritageberbere.com

Grand Café de la Poste: corner fo Avenue Imam Malik and Boulevard Al Mansour Eddahbi, Tel: +212 5243 33038 www.grandcafedelaposte.com

La Sultana: Rue de La Kasbah, Marrakesh 40000, Tel: +212 5243-88008 www.lasultanahotels.com


Coming next - Marrakech part II (of four)


96 comments:

  1. What an exquisite vacation! Welcome back~you were missed, but I'm excited to enjoy the new site.

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely welcome, dear Greta! Hope you like the new shop <3

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  2. I just checked the blog, hoping for the long awaited return of our true genius- and how lucky I am: here she is!!! Welcome back, dearest MaiTai, and thank you so much for all the efforts on the new layout, at first glance it looks great! Trying out everything will have to wait till tomorrow, though, but what a wonderful prospect to wake up to...
    Good night, dear swans, looking forward to swimming with you again,
    Katja

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    1. Oh what a happy reunion it is! I've been so much looking forward to coming back to the pond! The last few weeks have been absolutely crazy and I'm beginning to feel it. May have to smooth the feathers a little bit first! Liebe Grüsse und gute Nacht x

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  3. So happy that you're back. We have missed you. Excited to see more of your adventures !

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely welcome back message!

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  4. Welcome back très chère, we missed you so much! What a job you’ve done, congratulations! I can’t wait to visit your new store.
    Your Marrakech travelogue is just a dream, colours, smells, spices, lights and this incredible and beautiful garden Majorelle. I am convinced YSL soul is still there…
    It was so funny to see that Newton (an abandoned baby cat who chose us to be his new family last July) had a twin brother in the Heritage Berbere shop!
    Wishing you a silky and starry night,
    XX Catherine.

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    1. Très chère Catherine, your sweet Newton has a twin brother indeed! The beautiful cat in the shop is a street cat, but obviously managed to get himself quite firmly installed into the boutique..surrounded by wonderful scents and admiring glances! Hope you enjoy the upcoming Marrakech posts, it has truly been a dream. Bonne nuit and amitiés xx

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    2. Catherine, chère, I have to ask - where is Newton? Did he come home with you?

      Oh, I hope so . . .

      Best,
      Jerrine

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    3. Tut Tut Dear Jerrine,
      Of course, Newton came home with us. He is very cute, full of life, he has a beautiful beige Chanel fur (very chic) and as we already have another eight years old she-cat « Pooky » we feel like being at war ! I Hope she will shake the white flag one day!
      C.

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    4. Oh, I am so happy to hear that, Catherine. Lucky little guy! And, what a souvenir of Marrakech you brought home.

      Tie an H scarf (with scarf ring, of course,) around his neck and take a picture, and maybe he can join the next collage. I'd so love to see him.

      And, here's hoping for a peaceable kingdom soon. Pooky may be jealous of that chic Chanel pelt he wears, but she'll come around eventually.

      Kitty hugs,
      Jerrine

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    5. Oh la la Jerrine,

      I never said we brought Newton from Marrakech.... We were on vacation in the South West of France (Biarritz) and someone throw him out of a car in front of our summer house! I said he had a twin brother in Marrakech because he has exactly the same fur as MaiTai one in the boutique!

      You know what? A few hours ago, I took pictures of him with scarf rings and the long gemstone necklace around him (I tried to tie a twilly with a scarf ring around his neck but as I said he is full of life and did not share my humour...), I sent a mail to MT and if she thinks it is appropriate, Newton will be part of collage 16!

      In french we say "les grands esprits se rencontrent" when two persons think the same thing at the same time but not being physically together! Soul sisters?

      Amitiés,
      C

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    6. Oh my! And here I was thinking that you were a cat smuggler! The important thing is that little Newton has a wonderful new home with kind and caring people. And, may the demons who threw him out of the car roast in hell!

      Yes, "les grands esprits se rencontrent," indeed. That's us - soul sisters! I'm sure that MT will be happy to feature Newton and his regalia in the next collage. My dearly, departed Lily was one of her first fur scarf collar models.

      Happy weekend to you, sis,
      Jerrine

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    7. Dearest Catherine and Jerrines, - Definitely soul sisters! Catherine chère, thanks so much for the fabulous pictures of Newton, he's going to be the emperor of the next collage! Jerrine darling, thinking of the beautiful and very special Lily with such love and affection. Her being one of the collection's first models has been more than a lucky charm <3

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  5. What an interesting coincidence! We just came back from our vacations in Marrakech on Saturday! Jardin Majorelle is gorgeous :-)

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    1. What a coincidence indeed! Hope you had a most fabulous time!!

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    2. Yeah, we had a great time and a big adventure! Some pictures here: http://tereza-havrdova.blogspot.cz

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    3. Wonderful pictures, thank you for sharing!

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  6. Yippee! So happy to see you are back! I can't wait to explore the new site and shop. Thank you for the travelogue!

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    1. Thank you for the lovely note, dear Pam! It's so nice to be back :-)

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  7. Marrakesh is an amazing place. We visited many years ago when my husband was a postgrad student, so stayed then in the official campsite, just out of town. It was very primitive, baked earth with clumps of big shady trees. All the tents were clustered as close as possible to the trees to get whatever shade was possible. The showers were cold only and limited to a couple of hours, so always busy when water was flowing. The men's looked directly into the women's, separated by bamboo poles spaced about 6 inches apart, the shower heads were set so we faced each other across the bamboo. I wore my swimsuit and tried to avoid eye contact with all the naked men only one foot away. But looking down was even worse.

    Marrakesh was magical, May, during the annual folklore festival. The souks were full of fantastic things, many brought in by the tribes who'd congregated in the big campsite along the road from ours. We went to the festival performance at night in the casbah - hypnotic dancing and drumming and strange musical instruments - from the mountains, the desert and the coast. After the performance was over they all moved on to the campsite down the road and we could hear the music for the rest of the night.
    Sadly the Majorelle Garden wasn't open to the public back then - but would have already been owned by YSL. Your pictures are stunning - it's so beautiful. Hadn't heard that it was also the site of his grave - it shows how his heart was so attached there. All the stores you've shown look fabulous too. Welcome back! Pammie

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    1. Dearest Pammie, thank you so very much for sharing your magical memories of Marrakesh with us! Your adventures sound so wildly romantic and exotic, what an incredible experience! I am longing to go back to see the folklore festival, how amazingly beautiful the colors and sounds must be. Your descriptions evoked a feeling for Marrakesh's atmosphere at the time, thank you so much for this! Warmest best wishes x

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  8. Wow, someone sure knows how to make an entrance, and obviously there is much joy in Swan Town tonight . . . the girl is back!

    What an inspired and fabulous job you've done with the new store site. I can only imagine the work, the time and the talent it took to put this together and bring this monumental opus to a stunning conclusion. I can't wait to go shopping!

    And, I also can't want to meander through Marrakech. It looks so beautiful, so exotique and almost other worldly. I will re-visit tomorrow. I stupidly stuck a mascara wand in the old eye today and scratched something with the brush. Talk about klutzy!

    All of this is truly a gift so worth waiting for, and now you deserve to exhale and take a day off to celebrate - only one, though!

    Congratulations and thank you for all you give us,
    Jerrine

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    1. Darling Jerrine, - Without your friendship and help the opus would have never had the wonderful extra sparkle of flawless grammar and punctuation.

      Thank you so much for erasing my countless errors and mistakes, and for transforming my text into perfect script. As much as I've tried to learn from your corrections, I don't think I could ever reach your level of perfection, and I bet that there are at least ten errors in this reply!

      I'm just so grateful and thrilled that 'my baby's' language is perfect.

      Thank you SO SO much again, my dear friend.

      Much love as always xxx

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  9. It is you! Welcome back dearest MaiTai! We have missed you so much.
    The scarf tutorial is wonderful. Thank you for all the time and effort put into updating your blog.

    Marrakech has been on my list of places to visit, how wonderful for you! Looking forward to seeing more.

    So glad you are back with us! Hugs, Simone




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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely note, dearest Simone! Missed you too too. Hugs right back x

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  10. Welcome back!! Missed you! The set-up on your shopping site is fabulous. I'm sure it was grueling work but it looks great and navigates really easily. Good on you!! And your vacation . . .looks like a divine adventure. Lucky, lucky you! Again, so glad you're back! xoxo

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    1. Oh I missed you too, dearest Marla <3 So thrilled you like the new shop, thanks so much. Looking foward to autumn fun with you girls! xxx

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  11. Welcome back dear Mai Tai!!!!

    The wait has been worth it!!! But we have missed you sooooo much....

    Looking forward to fall, and new scarves, chats and travelogues

    Warm regards from Barcelona

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    1. Grazias for the lovely welcome back, dearest ilsa! Missed you toooo!! Have a most wonderful weekend <3

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  12. Welcome back! I missed reading your posts. Wonderful job on the reorganized website. It is very clean and easy to navigate. I'll be back for more goodies!
    Warmest wishes, Louisa.

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    1. Thanks so much for the warm and kind note, dear Lousia. So thrilled you like the new site, many thanks! Have fun browsing, and a lovely weekend.

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  13. Très chère Maitai
    Très contente de te retrouver .
    Oui je te confirme 2 mois c'est long sans pouvoir te lire .Très beau voyage avec des photos magnifiques comme toujours .J'espère que tu as bien profité de ton été malgré tous le travail qu' engendre ta nouvelle boutique
    Bon retour chez toi Bises .Myriam

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    1. Très chère Myriam, ça fait enormement de plaisir de te voir. J'espère que t'as passé une magnifique été, et que la rentrée est bien passer! Bon week-end et bises xx

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  14. Dearest Mai Tai,

    Welcome back!!!! I´ve missed you so much, but it was worth waiting for! The new blog is great and the new shop too! I will enjoy going through it with more time in the coming days.. Congratulations on the new long gemstone necklace with the grey tassel. It´s lovely!
    Your trip to Marrakesh seems to have been really magical. The colours are beautiful!
    I was in Morocco many, many years but can hardly remember it. YSL´s love for Marrakesh has fascinated me though.

    So great to have you back with us!!! Have a wonderful day! Love, Manuela

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    1. Dearest Manuela, It is such a joy to be back, and to get together with all of you special swans and lovely ladies! I hope the upcoming Marrakech pictures might trigger some memories of your long ago trip, but then again, pictures can hardly capture the intense mix of images, smells and sounds! Marrakech in the 60s must have been an incredible place, and I still remember YSL add campaingns from the 70s, shot on the rooftop of his Villa Oasis. Much love and have a fab weekend! xxx

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  15. Welcome back dearest MaiTai, you have been missed as all the swans have said.

    The shop looks so wonderful and you have done a fantastic Job.

    What a lovely holiday also I am sure you needed it, and I also love how you find out all the special details of all the countrys you visit and then can be passed on to us wonderful.

    look forward to more exciting posts
    Jane xx

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    1. Dearest Jane, it is just wonderful to come back here, and to gather with all of you swans in our happy pond. So lovely to hear you like the new shop, thanks so much! Have a great weekend xx

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  16. Dearest Tai

    Hope all is well! :) It's great to read your blog post after what seems like the longest time..Have a wonderful weekend, and my warmest wishes to your family too xx

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    1. Dearest Jen, It's been the longest time indeed! Has the new family member arrived yet? Hope all is well and much love to you all! xx

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  17. Welcome back! How I've missed you....

    Such beautiful pictures of Marrakesh! Takes me back to my trip there several years ago. Thank you so much for sharing them. Those twilight views are positively exquisite.

    The new shopping site sounds amazing! I am particularly excited about the new ease in finding knot options. Thank you so much for doing this.

    Ivette

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    1. So happy the pictures brought back some precious memories, dear Ivette! I hope you enjoy the remaining parts of the travelogue, and that you have fun with the tutorials on the new site! Warmest best wishes

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  18. Welcome back dear MaiTai!....What amazingly beautiful photos.....anticipating the next "part".
    Now off to explore the new store!!!! (very exciting for me!)
    Cathy Wong

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    1. Dear Cathy, thanks so much for the lovely note! Hope you had fun exploring the store, and that you enjoy Marrakech part two! <3

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  19. Dear Mai Tai,

    So lovely to receive your email this morning. Congratulations on the revamped site, it looks super and is so easy to navigate.
    Now for the cheeky bit - I'm hoping you'll create an insert for the Bolide 35 soon!

    Kindest regards,
    D

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    1. Thanks so much, dear D! So to happy you like the new site. I'm expanding the insert range, and a Bolide 35 is definitely on the list (it might take a little bit of time though)! Warmest best wishes

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  20. Welcome back! So very happy to see you and all of the swans gathered 'round the pond again!
    The new online store looks divine and I look forward to having the time to peruse at leisure. One can only imagine the amount of work given to this task! Chin chin to the launch!
    Oh, your trip to Marrakesh looks and sounds fab! Can't wait to see where else you take us on the Marrakesh Express! xx

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    1. Darling Trudye, can't tell you how wonderful it is to be back in the pond, flapping my wings excitedly around you! The Marrakesh Express has an extra wagon with a champagne filled pond, all swans aboard! Big mwahs and have a fabulous weekend xx

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  21. The online store is wonderful and so many ideas! Just wondering if your collection of scarf rings and pochettes is available in any stores in Paris? I'm coming for a visit in two weeks!

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    1. So happy you like the new store, many thanks! I don't have outlets other than online, but I can always sent your package to a Parisian address :-)

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  22. Welcome back dear Mai Tai. So glad to find you here again.
    Amities

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    1. Thanks so much, chère Monica. It is so lovely to see you again! Amitiés

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  23. Welcome back, dear MaiTai! I savored every word of the Marrakesh travelogue slowly and with relish. Your expressive writing and beautiful photographs brought it to life. Next stop, your new storefront! Much aloha from cloudy Seattle!
    ~ Fifi

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    1. Dearest Fifi, missed you so much! So lovely to see you, and I hope you had a wonderful summer. Hope you enjoy the next part of the travelogue too, and have a fabulous weekend!

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  24. Dear MaiTai, I´m so happy you are back again. Welcome!
    I missed your blog. The first post is lovely especially we are planning a trip to Marrakech in Februar or March 2016 as well. Could you recommend a nice Hotel there or a lovely riad hotel? Where its worth to stay? Looking forward for new ideas on your blog. Best wishes Gabriele

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    1. Dear Gabriele, - thank you for the welcome back! Marrakech is one of the places which has more beautiful hotels that you can ever stay in... the La Sultana featured above is fabulous, and a few more will be mentioned in the upcoming posts. Have fun planning your trip!

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  25. Yes, as I suspected, without a blurry eye, Marrakech is much more vibrant, and I enjoyed every minute of your travels. You always manage to capture the color and flavor or a city.

    The Jardin Majorelle is beautiful, and I read once in a biography of YSL that he was only truly happy and at peace when he was there. I can see why!

    I loved the Heritage Berbère and your tasseled bottle of house scent. Of course, I loved the shop's cat best of all!

    Eagerly awaiting the next episode,
    Jerrine

    PS - I had that same YSL eye shadow palette - I never actually wore the shadows, as the colors were pretty intense even for the 80's, but I was so entranced by the combination of colors that I had to buy it. I wish I'd kept it.

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    1. Wish I kept the palette too, but in the end it joined the fate of the electric blue mascara ;-) I tried to find an image of the original compact via Google, but of course the world wasn't online back then. Came across a 2011 rendition... it looks pretty tame in comparision! http://www.feteafete.com/blog/ysl-summer-2011-makeup.html

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  26. Welcome back MT. Like everyone I missed you over the summer. What a thrill to see your revamped shopping site, well done! I look forward to your upcoming posts.

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment and welcome back, dear Cindy!

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  27. Joy in Swantown -- she's back! Talk about stunning and exotic vistas! (And Marrakech is pretty impressive too.)

    This calls for a celebration --

    Azalie

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    1. Dearest Azalie, - It is so lovely to see you again and I hope you had a most wonderful summer! A celebration is definitely called for, how about a Pond Party? xx

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  28. Welcome back....your swans have missed you!

    Marrakech has officially moved to the top of my vacation list. I've always wanted to go there and, thanks to your travelogue, it has bumped Crete, Santorini and Croatia down the list a bit.

    Your new shop is fabulous...easy to navigate and very well done.

    Glad to have you back and look forward to more Marrakech.

    Nancy

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind note, dear Nancy! Happy you enjoyed the first part of the travelogue, and I hope the upcoming parts will ensure Marrakech's new top position on your list! Have a great weekend.

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  29. :-) Welcome back, dear MaiTai!
    Every now and then I checked on your site, just in cased I might have missed your coming back.
    Sounds like you had a lovely holiday. You well deserved it after all the work on your website. Can't wait to browse through it.
    HAPPY you're back! :-)

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    1. Dearest Happy, your sweet note made me HAPPY ;-), thanks so much! Hope you had a fabulous summer, and have a beautiful autumn ahead!

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  30. Dear MT,
    Ahhh, I was just thinking of you the past few days, hoping you were well and wondering when you would return! What a treat to see your post! The online store is elegantly designed and adds to the fun of browsing and shopping. Welcome back!!
    Best,
    Kendal

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    1. Dearest Kendal, It is such a joy to be back, and to see you all again! Thanks so much for the sweet and warm welcome <3 Also so thrilled you like the new store. Have a most wonderful weekend!

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  31. Dearest MaiTai,
    Such a joy to see you back and the new store looks so elegant and inviting.
    Thank you for continuing to share your adventures and gorgeous style.
    Your blog is my personal virtual Shangri-La.....where I retreat to get inspired and to immerse myself in harmony and beauty. kindest regards, Aneta

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    1. Dearest Aneta, missed you all so much!!! I'm so happy that you like the new store, and very touched by the way you feel about the blog. I have similar feelings regarding our pond.. it has become such a wonderful haven of warmth, humor and friendship. Thank you for being a part of it! Warmest regards

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  32. Warmest welcome back, dearest MaiTai! Missed you so very, very much! Your new online store and the new scarf tutorial section is just phenomenal - what tremendous labor of love, dear MaiTai! And the Marrakech pictures are breathtaking - I’m instantly and totally transported! The sights, people, sounds, scents - what a magical journey it must have been. Truly so very wonderful to have you back! Have a most lovely weekend, dearest MaiTai. Sending you biggest happy hugs with lots of love xxx

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    1. Oh what a joy to see you, my dearest Scarf Enthusiast. How I missed you! Thank you so much for the sweet compliments for the new store. I wanted to re-structure the tutorials for the longest time, and I'm so happy that it's finally done. Marrakech has been a dream.. so wild, romantic and exotic. Hope all is well, and have a most beautiful and happy weekend! Much love xxx

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  33. Dear Aneta,

    I love your description! That's exactly how I feel about the Mai Tai's Picturebook. Hugs, Manuela

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  34. welcome back, love the photos and am off to look at the shop. x

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    1. Thank you, dearest FF! Looking forward to catching up with your blog xxx

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  35. How lovely to have you back in the blogsphere ! Marrakesh and Morocco are magical. Your post reminded me to wear my beautiful bracelet purchased at the Jardin Majorelle boutique. Ciara

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    1. Dear Ciara, thank you for the lovely note! So happy the post brought back beautiful memories and reminded you to bring out your special bracelet!

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  36. Congratulations on the online shop. I just ordered one of your necklaces and the experience was quick and easy. Your commitment of time and attention has really paid off. Now I just have to wait patiently (not) for it to arrive in the states!

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    1. Thanks so much, dear Deborah! So happy the shop provides a good experience and is working as it should do. Hope your necklace will be with you soon and that you have many wonderful moments wearing it!

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  37. Dearest MaiTai,
    what a treat to have you back - and with THAT wonderful new online shop! It is really easy to access and such fun to browse!
    It must have been a tremendous work to get all these things working, and the more do we all appreciate what you have done..
    The pictures of the travelogue are so very breathtaking and most inviting, they almost speak to me
    So many thanks for all your hard work, and again a very warm welcome back!
    Herzliche Grüße und eine gute Woche
    Barbara

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    1. Liebe Barbara, - Many thanks for the lovely comment! I'm so thrilled you like the new site, it certainly took long enough to put together! Sharing a trip is always a very special joy to me... it makes me feel as if I'm visiting again, only this time with all swans and friends! Herzliche Grüsse und ein schönes Wochenende!

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  38. I decided to emerge from lurkhood to welcome you back. Looking forward to exploring the changes you've made and reading your fascinating blog.

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    1. Welcome to our chat corner and swan lake, dear xincinsin! Thanks so much for the lovely comment, and I hope to see you here again!

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  39. Lovely to see you back and thank you for all your hard work and the Kelly insert which is wonderful. Marrakech is such an experience, it is so handy to get too, yet seems so exotic but we can speak the language! The camels above - why didn't I see them?

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    1. So happy you are pleased with the insert for your beautiful Kelly! Re Marrakech, it is truly amazing to have such an exotic place within such close reach. I can't speak Arabic or Berber, but it's very easy to get around with French or English (slightly less so outside Marrakech!)
      PS. The dromedars are by Siroko Artinasat. They don't have an online shop, but you could always try to contact them by email: http://www.atelier-siroko.com/

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  40. Welcome "home" Mai Tai. Love the new website. First purchased made from the gorgeous revamped shop x

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    1. Thanks so much, dear Jayne! It really feels like home here, and I hope this is true for everyone <3 Hope your new purchase will be with you soon, and have a most wonderful weekend x

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  41. Bravo for all. Big job.
    Dear MT are you paid by the names of restaurants, shops etc you mentioned in your travelogue?
    Thanks.

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    1. No I’m not, and I wouldn’t want to, nor accept it.

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  42. Dear Mai Tai. Now, its very long the 2nd Morocos' travelogue... Looking forward to visiting following.....
    Best regards

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    1. I know, and it’s been much longer than I wanted it to be.. I am really sorry. I’ve been completely swamped in the past ten days, but hope that everything is going back to normal soon.

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  43. Just beautiful!! I loved hear sounds of the busy market. I continue to be amazed by your photography talent!!

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  44. The photos are so lovely! I am thrilled you are back! I can't wait to shop in the newly designed store, it is so beautifully done. Congratulations!

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