Sunday, 17 January 2016

One Year Anniversary In Marrakech!

Can you believe it? Today is exactly one year ago since we boarded that flight from Stockholm that took us to our year long adventure in the Red City. At the time we honestly thought this was just for one year but so much has happend since then and now we have made Marrakech our home with brand new jobs and so many new friends.

This year has truly been amazing and we have done so many great things we felt it was time to sum up our first year in Morocco and give you our best-of-list. So here we go, our insiders top-list based on our first year in Marrakech:

Our Morocco Top-15-List

1) Best Restuarant:
- Palais Lamrani/La Table du Palais (For lunch)
- I Limoni (For dinner, our next door Italian place)
- Umia in Essaouira (Outside Marrakech, it's run by a star chef from Lyon)
2) Best Bar:
- Maison MK:s roof top bar (try their Espresso Martini!)
3) Best Afternoon Tea:
- Royal Mansour (gorgeous whatever you eat or drink at this palace)

4) Best Bakery:
- Amandine (the most beautiful cakes in town)

5) Best Hotel:
- La Sultana (palatial hotel, brilliant food, great staff and beautiful spa)

6) Venue of the year:
- Es Saadi Palace (this is our second home where we go to the gym, the pool, do some work, attend auctions as well as parties and also get involved in the occasional film production)

7) Best Tourist Attraction in Marrakech:
- El Badi (gorgeous ruin that also features great photo exhibitions)

8) Best Trip:
- Our 4 day trip to the luxury camp ERG Chigaga in  the Sahara, where we gazed at stars
9) Best Moroccan City (Marrakech excluded):
- Tangier (We just love this decadent and cool coastal city)
- Chefchaouen (This blue city is so beautiful)

10) Business of the year:
- Red City PR (our new communications agency)

11) Charity of the year:
- Project Soar (empowering Moroccan girls)

12) Best Shop:
- Max&Jan (boho chic designer with amazing fashion pieces)

13) Artist of the year:
- Hindi Zahra (cool Moroccan singer/songwriter that sings in English)

14) Best Movie:
- Rock the Kasbah (because we got to hang out with Bill Murray at the after party during the Marrakech Film Festival)

15) Party of the year:
- All the beautiful and amazing parties at super cool Peacock Pavilions ranging from crazy birthday bashes via elegant cocktail parties and documentary club evenings to warm and generous Thanksgiving dinners.

So we sum up an exciting first year in Morocco and look forward to an equally fun and adventurous year to come.

Come Visit Morocco, it truly is magical!