12/27/17Travelogue: Rabat, Morocco
Whew! It’s taken me a couple of weeks to get it together to write this post — I battled the flu and had to get through the holidays first–but I finally went through my photos from Morocco and I’m so excited to share some tidbits about my trip with you all. So first things first — about the trip: Jason and I were invited by the Kingdom of Morocco (I know, FANCY!) to come to Morocco on a trade tour. We were invited specifically by the Maison de l’Artisan (House of The Artisans) and the Ministry of Tourism. The point of the trade tour was to build relationships between designers in the U.S. and the artisans in Morocco. We were invited to a trade show called Minyadina where we met with dozens of artisans who make everything from rugs, jewelry, furniture, glassware, tile and all of the handmade Moroccan goods I’ve been obsessed with for years. It was a very dreamy invitation that I could not refuse. We were with a wonderful group of designers that were pulled from different areas of the design sector, chosen by Susan Dickenson of Home Accents Today, a home decor trade magazine.
This artisan from Minyadina shows us her hands, dyed with natural dyes from the yarns of her rug weaving.
Rabat is a very charming place. It was my second time to Morocco, but my first time to Rabat. The way the walls in the Medina are painted in this bright cobalt blue really got me.
This moment was pretty epic. Cats all over the place here.
Beautiful, handmade goods were on display throughout the city.
Rabat is on the water and there was this beautiful little tiled cafe where we stopped for mint tea and baklava to watch the sun go down. Pure magic. Also, patio goals.
The details in Rabat are stunning. Everything is a little weathered from being on the water. Bright colors and patterns with the perfect amount of aging and feeling of history. Stay tuned for more photos from my trip, coming up I’ll be sharing snaps from Marrakech and Le Jardin Majorelle.
Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday <3