Saturday, 17 December 2016

The TEDx Road Trip

It was time for a new road trip. This time with our friends and TEDx partners Andrea and Abdelhamid. Together we organized the latest inspiring TED-event in Marrakech (read all about it HERE!). So we decided to take a working trip together to have some fun and start planning the 6th edition of TEDxMarrakesh that will hit the Red City on October 14, 2017. 

Back in Essaouira on the Atlantic coast.

We are lucky that our communications firm RED CITY PR has so many great clients. One of them is the stylish and beldi chic boutique hotel Villa Anouk in Essaouira, so we chose this stunning location for our TEDx workshop and could also combine the trip with some Red City PR meetings. And of course the Red City PR team does all the communication for TEDxMarrakesh.

Villa Anouk (and equally stylish cane corso dogs Balzac and Igor)

Welcome to beautiful Villa Anouk
A stylish sanctuary in Essaouira

We feel very privilliged to live and work in so many beautiful suroundings and with so many talented people and exciting projects. Morocco, Italy and occasionally Sweden - our days sure look different since we quit our traditional job careers and settled down in North Africa for a life less ordinary. 

The pool suite with a private courtyard and...
...the most stunning of bathrooms.

Oh, did we mention the cool pool?

Villa Anouk features 8 unique suites, 2 pools and so many lounges, terraces, fountains and secret gardens. It's the perfect spot for a luxury seaside getaway, retreats or creative workshops. More about Essaouira and Villa Anouk in THIS blog post.

Here we are: Patrick, Per, Andrea and Abdelhamid - the TEDxMarrakesh team

In this beautiful and creative environment we kicked off the planning for next year's TEDx event and we had great fun starting to map out the direction.

Somewhere here are clues for the theme of the next TEDxMarrakesh event
Balzac, a very stylish and cool cane corso dog.

The owner of Villa Anouk, Anouk Beguery, is a former stylist from New York who has created a truly unique hotel experience here on the Atlantic coast. One of the evnings she arranged an intimite dinner prepared by the former star chef from the Ritz Hotel. 

Not every night you get a dinner prepared just for you by the chef from Ritz.
A beautiful dinner with great food, magical ambience and good discussions.

The weather was absoutley amazing with sun and 22-24c, Morocco has the best winters, we still enjoy both lunches, dinners and swims outside.
Ocean front lunches are great in Essaouira

After 3 days in Essaouira we have mapped out the direction, theme and overall planning for the next TEDxMarrakesh event. We all felt energized when we jumped into the car to head back to Marrakech. Make sure you stay tuned for more TEDx information, speakers and ticket sales by following TEDxMarrakesh on Facebook and Instagram and checking our TEDx-website , we promise, it will be a truly mind-blowing event!

Abdelhamid with Igor and Balzac

Now we face some crazy weeks with lots of Red City PR work as well as a marathon of board meetings for Per and after that it's Christmas (where did this fall go?) We will once again journey back to Italy to spend the holidays and January in our townhouse Casa Colle in Arpino.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
Fasten your seat belts and save the date! October 14, 2017 the 6th edition of TEDxMarrakesh takes off!

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