Sunday, 11 November 2018
Dalarö - a charming and genuine little village by the ocean, close to Stockholm
After we sold our town house in central Stockholm last year our Swedish base has been our house on the island Runmarö in the beautiful Stockholm archipelago. We really love that place and also the island. This summer however we felt that life was a bit limited on an island. It takes about 60 min from Runmarö to central Stockholm and also requires some planning with boats, busses etc. We started reflecting that we wanted a new base in Sweden. Something on the mainland, close to Stockholm, with easy car access but still close to the ocean and the archipelago that we love. Our plan for 2019 is to divide our time more equally between Morocco, Italy and Sweden so then it would be nice with a bigger house closer to the Stockholm. We started looking at potential location and several different houses... then we found Dalarö.
Dalarö in the Stockholm archipelago
For us Dalarö was the perfect place: a genuine little village beautifully located in the Stockholm archipelago, accessible by car and only 30 minutes from Stockholm city. Dalarö is a vibrant little community with several restaurants, shops, bakeries and charming houses as well as the most beautiful sand beach in Sweden. We viewed a few properties in the area and fell in love with a charming little house built in 1809 and one of the oldest ones on Dalarö. The house was well maintained and featured many charming original details as well as all modern comforts like a new kitchen, new bathroom, central heating etc. The house is beautifully located by the water and surrounded by old fruit trees and and a lush garden.
Our new Swedish home.
The house looks small from the outside but is actually quite spacious inside. There is a huge kitchen, a dining room, a living room, a veranda, a study and 3 bedrooms.
View from the terrace
Original stove from 1809 (there is a modern one as well)
One of the rooms
The archipelago around the corner
We will get the keys and access to the house in December so we will spend Christmas getting the house operational. It feels great to have a new base in Sweden that is both close to the city and close to nature. We plan to also work from here part of the year.
Happy to have signed our new house in Sweden!
We are writing this blog from our terrace in Morocco where we enjoy a beautiful and sunny November but in a few days it will be time to relocate for a while.
Thursday, 1 November 2018
One of the the many exciting projects we work with here in Morocco are the TEDx events in Marrakech. Together with our friend Andrea we have the TED license here and over the past years we jace developed the TEDx conference to become the leading event in Marrakech, attracting international speakers and a global audience as well as the local community. TED is a global brand and the people entering the iconic TED stage to give TED talks include the Pope, Bono, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Sting and many more.
After 6 successful editions of TEDxMarrakesh it’s now time for the 7th edition on Saturday MARCH 2, 2019 at Es Saadi Marrakech Resort with the theme "We Are the World – Identifying Identity". This will be an inspiring day with 15 mind blowing speaches, 3 entertainment acts and lots of fun. The TEDxMarrakesh events attract and international and local crowd and we also treat our guest to brekafast, lunch and a cocktail at iconic luxury hotel Es Saadi Palace. All TED talks are filmed and uploaded to the global TED channel with million of viewers every day.
We are your TEDxMarrakesh hosts, we hope to see you March 2!
Over the last decades the world got increasingly more accessible not only for the elite and explorers, but for all of us. Information travels from one end of the world to the other in seconds. 5 billion people have access to the internet – and are "connected"- we are the world. But what does this mean for us as humans, organizations, cultures and their identity? What role does identity play at all in personal or organizational development or peace in the world?
15 international and Moroccan well-known speakers will be sharing ideas and new thoughts about identity. Personal identity, social identity, cultural identity, digital identity, corporate identity…. And how have they changed over the last decades?
Last years event was totally sold out.
Vanessa Arelle from Vogue talking about online storytelling
Dutch artist Hind Haki giving a concert at last years TEDx event
The TEDxMarrakesh line up 2017.
THE FIRST SPEAKERS FOR THE 2019 EDITION ARE REVEALED:
There will be 15 high profiled and inspirational speakers from all over the world and we are proud to present the first of them for the upcoming event:
- Marisa Berenson (award winning actress, iconic supermodel and UNESCO ambassador)
- Niklas Kebbon (Swedish Ambassador to Morocco)
- Saeida Rouass (Author of a series of Morocco-based thrillers)
- Dr. Florian Langenscheidt (German author)
- Zohreh Tabatabai (UN tycoon and former Director of Communications at the International Labor Organisation and member of the Director General's senior management team)
TED = Technology + Entertainment + Design (founded 1984) is an NGO that brings people together to share live inspirational speakers and artistic performances. TEDxMarrakesh has produced six successful TEDx-events since 2011 and is part of this global TEDx-conversation of powerful people who believe that spreading ideas can stimulate change!
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE, THIS WILL FOR SURE BE THE EVENT OF THE YEAR!