Archive for September, 2011

Marrakech shopping….much more than souks and bazaars!

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Although the Marrakech souks offer the best in affordable, handcrafted gifts we thought we’d highlight some higher end retail outlets in Marrakech so as to provide a fuller picture of the Marrakech shopping experience.

Akkal – the young Belgian artist, Charlotte Barkowski, produces contemporary Marrakech pottery based on traditional techniques at her Akkal workshop in Marrakech. Along with lamps, vases and tea/coffee sets, you’ll also find some lovely fabrics by the renowned Valérie Barkowski. (Mon – Sat 322 zone industrielle, Sidi Ghanem, Route de Safi)

Intensité Nomade – looking for an haute couture Marrakech kaftan? Here, in the commercial centre, Guéliz, Frédérique Birkemeyer displays some upbeat versions of the kaftan, one of them even styled as army camouflage! Silk-screened pop art T-shirts are also for sale. (On the corner of Av Avenue Mohammed V and Rue de la Liberté)

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Marrakech Events in October

Monday, September 5th, 2011

With temperatures pleasantly warm at 27° / 28°, Marrakech provides the perfect atmosphere for exploring and sampling the ambience of this captivating city.

To underline this, a number of sporting and cultural events in Marrakech take place in October, of which these are just a few:

Marrakech Art Fair – we mentioned this in our ‘Marrakech events in September’ piece but repeat it now because the fair runs through to 3rd October. The Marrakech Art Fair exhibits contemporary collections from Europe and the Arab world.

To give you an idea of its importance, last year’s Art Fair contained works by Karel Appel, Arman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Eduardo Chillida, Robert Doisneau and Andy Warhol.

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