Return to the Red City
After spending Christmas in Sweden and a busy month in Italy it was finally time to return to our main base in Morocco: Riad Arabe located in the middle of the ancient Marrakech Medina.
The ancient medina is truly stunning
Marrakech is a truly magical place with so much beauty, energy and exotic charm. At the same time the Red City is also a hard lover and we always feel that after staying here for a long period, working and living in the middle of this cool but also challenging town on the edge of the desert, it is necessary to escape for a while and create some distance between us and this mythical and hedonistic place. And then, after some time travelling or staying in Sweden or Italy we once again start to feel the itch for Marrakech and that special energy that this place possesses. The Red City for sure casts a spell on both travelers and those of us who have made this mythical place our home. For us it was high time for a Marrakech fix and we were thrilled to return home after a few months in exile.
Spring time in Marrakech
February marks the beginning of spring in Marrakech and we returned back to sunny days, blue skies, beautiful views over the snow caped Atlas mountains and day temperatures of around 25c. Perfect!
Back on our sunny terrace
Back to lazy days by a beautiful pool
Cicero was excited to return to Marrakech, he loves the warmth and sun and didn't really appreciate the winter in Sweden
Nice to be back home with Trassel the Riad cat
It is also so much fun catching up with our friends, Red City PR team and clients. It is a hectic time for our communications agency Red City PR with so many new clients and projects so we have been busy working here under the African sun and fine tuning the projects we started up while in Italy.
Back in the office with our talented Red City PR team and partners
We have had some fun weeks attending great parties, nice dinners and lazy lunches. It was also high time to get back to the gym and working out with our great PT Youssef.
Catching up with friends, here with pal Vanessa Branson
Enjoying good times with nice friends in beautiful homes
End of February is also the time for the really cool African Art fair 1-54 attracting the international art crowd and activating the buzzing art scene of Marrakech even more. We attended the press and VIP opening of 1-54 Art Fair at iconic La Mamounia hotel and also went to many of the opening events and exhibitions including a fun night at the Yves Saint Laurent museum followed by cocktails in the Majorelle Gardens.
African Art Fair 1-54 is on!
We are also busy organizing our TEDxMarrakesh event that takes place on March 2 at Es Saadi Palace. This is the most talked about event in town and we are now hosting the 7th edition with the theme "Identity". We have an amazing line up of 20 international and local key note speakers as well as some world class entertainment. A few tickets are still available to buy online (HERE).
Patrick and our TEDx co-host Andrea on stage during the previous TEDxMarrakesh event
Great to be back in Marrakech!
We are so happy to be back here in the Red City and look forward to check out some of the new restaurants and bars that have opened since last time. Stay tuned for updates. We feel so lucky to call Marrakech our home and to have the privilege to rotate between Morocco, Sweden and Italy for both work and pleasure.
Bring on the Moroccan spring season we’re ready!
With love from the Red City