Monday, 24 May 2010

Marrakech the Riad

We stepped from our battered Mercedes cab into a dusty street, solid faded red walls on either side small wooden doorways here and there. From the bustling street you would never know such a tranquil oasis of calm was beyond those sun beaten red walls.
A cool courtyard painted in white with pale marble floor, trickling water feature and a tiny excitable tortoise to greet us, stairs led to our room, decorated with shimmering rugs, colourful soft furnishings, topaz blue velvet, feathers and accessories of tarnished silver, antique painted doors cool tiled floors a roof garden with sun drenched splash pool, and to unwind from our journey to Marrakech a pot of hot sweetened mint tea and honey coated Moroccan pastries on the table of our private terrace.

20 comments:

florence100 said...

Sound like heaven!

merry said...

Beautiful - and how lovely is that sequined hanging blanket behind the bed? I have been looking for one of those since the demise of Maiden mail order!
Have a wonderful time.

Fabulously french said...

Gorgeous, wish that I was there too.

Have a fabulous time.

Leeann x

Lumo said...

Gorgeous place! Colorful and calm at the same time...

Tonia said...

It sounds gorgeous - craving those pastries!

Carmel said...

Sounds and looks completely divine. Enjoy! Carmel

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

sounds like paradise. gorgeous images too!

A Bun Can Dance said...

It seems you discovered Paradise, Jeska!
How wonderful !
D x

PS: here's for synchronicity: the word verification is PADIS. :-)

Ruxandra said...

Adorable post!All the photographs are so filled with inspiration:)

Carole said...

Oh what bliss. One of my favourite places on earth.

Jill said...

You have painted a picture of heaven, we are going next year for a special anniversary and birthday, and your pictures have made my mouth water.
hugs
Jill

Punctuation Mark said...

What a beautiful post!!! love the colors and all the images... gorgeous!

Vintage by LOU LOU said...

Just sublime xx

Miz.November said...

You just seriously made me die a little bit. That sounds like absolute perfection. I am so glad that you take such beautiful photos so we can see what a lucky girl you are.

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

roses are red
violets are blue
mint tea sounds great
wish I were you!

give the tortoise a lettuce leaf from me, and have a great time and enjoy as we sit back and enjoy your inspirational posts... Linda

Victoria Bellow said...

Fabulous Bedroom,it looks so relaxing,the room is so inviting! thanks for posting love it. :)

irene said...

this place is simply beautiful!

The Curious Cat said...

Wow - Marrakech crazy! I love it! :) xxx

Helena said...

everything looks somehow golden! I really like the second shot.

Cassandra said...

How lovely is it to stay there. We had the whole riad to ourselves, and Abdul and Fatima were a delight. We'll be staying there again this year. I hope you had dinner one night!