Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Off to Morocco!

I'm off to the airport to leave for my trip to Morroco.  (For those of you who subscribe, I will probably have landed in Casablanca by the time you read this.) I'm extremely excited and only mildly nervous, mostly about the withdrawal symptoms that I am going to suffer from not being able to use my Crackberry.  I had planned to tweet in real time during the trip but AT&T doesn't have an International data plan for Morocco.  I will only be able to tweet from my laptop at the hotels so I don't risk obscenely expensive bill when I return.  On the plus side, it will mean that I can be truly present and enjoy each moment in Morocco without distraction.  I'm even thinking of taking along my colored pencils and a sketch book.

I am beyond grateful to have be invited on this amazing trip that has been planned to the nines by the Tourism Board of Morocco and the HL Group. Since it is a press trip, we will be introduced to many places that I might not have visited on my own.  After arrving in Casablanca, we will head to the seaside port of El Jadida and stay at the Mazagan Beach Resort.  The next day we travel to Oulidia, Safi and Essouira where we will stay at L'Heure Bleue.  We will visit an Argan Oil cooperative run by women in Agadir, a saffron harvest in Talouine, and the walled city of Taroudant. In Agadir, we stay at the Hotel Atlas Kasbah before it's on to Marrakech where we wil be staying at the Four Seasons. I'm most excited about shopping in the souk and visiting the Jardins Majorelle and the Ben Youssef Medressa.

I have a feeling this week is going to fly by and I can't wait to share my experiences and photos of the amazing architecture when I return.  Not sure if I will look as chic Talitha Getty above did in Morocco in 1969 but I sure am going to try! Later skaters!

16 comments:

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Bon Voyage!

Bourbon&Pearls said...

Have fun, the hospitality their is amazing!

Charity said...

OMG! A Tourism Trip, how delightful! I've been to morocco and let me tell you, simply stunning all around. The colors, patterns, foods and people are all unique and interesting. Enjoy yourself!

Kim @ In a State of Luxe said...

It's a dream of mine to get to Morroco (bit of a travel addict I am). Have a wonderful time and please share stories and pictures on your return..

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

WHAT a dream - have a blast!

Brillante Interiors said...

So glad for you, this is great, being invited to tour a wonderful country. I hope you'll arrive in Marrakesh by car from Agadir (as I did years ago) the scenery is unbelievable approaching this orange/pink city with the backdrop of the Atlas mountains. Report back on everything please.

Gretchen said...

Oh my gosh, what an incredible opportunity!!! I'm quite envious but know you'll share delicious details with us when you return. Enjoy it ompletely!

Katrina Lynn said...

SO exciting! I'm going in the spring! Can't wait to hear about your tips and tricks when you return!

Swizzle said...

HAVE FUN WHEN YOU GET OVER THERE!! ^^
It will definitely be an amazing trip! :P
CHEERS :D

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jayneonweedstreet said...

Great opportunity! Cannot wait to hear about your adventures!

MJH Design Arts said...

I'm jealous----have an amazing trip; anxiously awaiting details. Mary

Konstantina said...

I've been there and it is amazing. Friendly people, beautiful amazing colors, be careful with food! Have fun.

Heather said...

Have a great time...what a terrific opportunity! I love Talitha Getty's white boots...could you get me a pair when you're there?

Splendid Market said...

What a treat! I look forward to seeing your images and reading your tales. A saffron field? Take me!

Style Maniac said...

This is the stuff blogging dreams are made of. Sounds absolutely amazing.

Dina Lynch, ADRPracticeBuilder.com said...

So wonderful for you...and me! Looking forward to each sultry, exotic post.

Feel totally in love with that Weathermaster furniture, especially those first pieces with the FAB navy/white fabric. What's the collection name and where can I get it?!

Thanks as always for your stylish insights.

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