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Wanderlust Design :: Le Jardin In Marrakech

On days when life feels a little too crazy for me to handle, I like to start my morning off with a little wanderlust escape, preferably to places I’ve actually been and seen because I can close my eyes and just pretend I’m there…

Welcome to Le Jardin in Marrakech. A place I’ve mentioned before around here because I adore it for so many reasons.

tour our favorite place for lunch in the medina in Marrakech - Le Jardin | wanderlust design on coco kelley

When you enter through an unassuming door in the Medina, you have no idea that you are stepping into this gorgeous courtyard filled with lush trees providing shade from the heat, and floors grounded in gorgeous green tile. Marrakech architecture is all about scale, and the incredible height of the doorways and rooms lend to the drama.

a moody room at Le Jardin in Marrakech helps beat the heat | wanderlust design via coco kelley

a moody room at Le Jardin in Marrakech helps beat the heat | wanderlust design via coco kelley

As a designer who is obsessed with every shade of green, this restaurant in particular has me fascinated. I love how quickly the bright open feeling turns moody in this coveted corner room.

gorgeous green walls and tile throughout this beautiful restaurant in Marrakech | via coco kelley

Upstairs (where green tiles meet green walls, and I just about die from happiness!) another covered area provides shade for those seeking it, up above the treetops. I love the way they mounted those gorgeous Moroccan rugs for decor here!

tour our favorite place for lunch in the medina in Marrakech - Le Jardin | wanderlust design on coco kelley

Through that bright green door and around the corner, sits the rooftop lounge…

the simple but stunning rooftop at Le Jardin in Marrakech | wanderlust design via coco kelley

the simple but stunning rooftop at Le Jardin in Marrakech | wanderlust design via coco kelley

The perfect spot to sip a cooling drink while basking in the sun! It feels fantastic in February, which is when we were there but I can’t imagine you’d want to be there in the hottest days of the summer!

tour our favorite place for lunch in the medina in Marrakech - Le Jardin | wanderlust design on coco kelley

dining at Le Jardin in Marrakech | wanderlust destinations from coco kelley

The low banquette seating invites long lounging lunches, and that lush green enhances the exotic atmosphere, as does the food, obviously!! Did I mention that it’s all delicious? Because just as important as the decor is a fantastic menu, and Le Jardin does not disappoint! I strongly recommend the tagines or mixed grill, and their fruit juices and shakes.

tour our favorite place for lunch in the medina in Marrakech - Le Jardin | wanderlust design on coco kelley