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Travel :: We’re Off on a Mediterranean Cruise!

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While we’re on the subject of being grateful for things… let’s talk about the fact that today I’m hopping a flight to Barcelona where I’ll take off on a week long Princess Cruise around the Mediterranean! HELLO! I’m so excited about this for about 20 reasons, the biggest of which is… I’ve never actually been on a cruise before. Have you? The […]

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  1. Sara

    Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona is gorgeous and you can’t miss the Spanish Steps in Rome or the rooftop bar in the Hotel Raphael.

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  2. Jo

    So exciting! Wish I was on vacation right now…
    Have a great trip, I’m looking forward to read how it went!
    Jo

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  3. Teresa s.

    Hands down, my favorite thing in Barcelona is the Sagrada Familia. Yes it is another church, but it is SO unlike anything I have ever seen before! Spend the money and get the audio set, because it is absolutely fascinating (and we live here in Europe so we have been in a lot of beautiful churches). My second recommendation would be to wander down by the shore/port and then up into the Gothic part of the city. Especially in the evening time, it is absolutely charming, and they have the best seafood and tapas!

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  4. Sharon

    This post made me look twice!! I’m also going on a Princess Cruise!!! But we don’t leave ’till June 17th and we go from Rome to Barcelona. I’ve been packing and shopping for weeks lol. Have fun!!!! ps. great minds think alike!

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      1. Sharon

        Yes please! Take notes, any notes about things to do at night while on the boat or just on the boat in general would be extremely helpful. I’m going with a group (family) so I’m hoping no one is bored while we aren’t on land. Have a great time!!!!

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  5. Taste of France

    Barcelona is wonderful. Eat tapas. See the Gaudi buildings. My favorite is la Pedrera or Casa Milà–and even better if you take in one of the intimate jazz concerts on the roof at sundown. I have salt and pepper shakers the shape of the iconic chimneys and coasters the shape of the hexagonal sidewalk tiles (Gaudi design) on Passeig de Gràcia.
    Be careful–Barcelona is the only place in the world (and I have been around) where somebody tried (and failed–I fought) to steal my bag. The El Born district north of the Barri Gotic has become very cool.
    In Rome, go to the Egyptian rooms at the Vatican museum. One of the world’s biggest collections of Egyptian stuff and it’s empty of people.
    I once went tango dancing at a small garden (with live music, gorgeous) in the Olympic district. It was magical.
    Villa Borghese is pretty awesome. And, of course, just sit at a cafe and watch people go by.

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48 HOURS IN MARRAKECH :: WHERE TO SHOP, EAT AND SLEEP!

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After travelling to Marrakech exactly twice now in my life, I’m far from an expert, but if there’s one thing I do know, it’s that we’ve experienced some really amazing places to sleep, shop, and eat on both occasions that are definitely worth sharing with you all! So if you’re planning a trip (or just pinning ideas […]

13 responses on “48 HOURS IN MARRAKECH :: WHERE TO SHOP, EAT AND SLEEP!

  1. Kirsty Macdonald

    Great post, I am going to Marrakech in 4 weeks time and reading this has made me even more exciting! Thank you!

    You mentioned you had a guide, could you give me the name of yours please?

    Thank you

    Kirsty x

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  2. Lauren

    This is great! I’m headed to Morocco for about 8 nights in May – and will be putting this to good use. Would LOVE to know the guide you recommend! Thanks!

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TRAVEL DIARY :: POSTCARDS FROM MARRAKECH!

the patio at peacock pavilions marrakech woven lanterns and beautiful tile

Well, you’ve heard me teasing and talking about it for a few months now, but today is the DAY! I hopped a flight yesterday to Morocco, and about the time you will be reading this, I will be landing in Marrakech for the week! Part work, part fun, this trip is going to be 100% […]

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  1. Taste of France

    I went to a hammam out in the suburbs–the travel agent said the ones used by tourists aren’t clean and had the secretary take me to hers! It was a blast. Women and kids everywhere, everybody sudsing everybody else. My skin was like a baby’s afterward.
    I’m sure you’ve been to Yacout restaurant. Amazing. And the antique shop next door is wonderful, too.
    francetaste.wordpress.com

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TRAVEL DIARY :: SPOILED IN SONOMA

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Let’s be honest here – a trip to Sonoma is always a treat. But my most recent trip to wine country with Williams-Sonoma and Fortessa basically takes the cake for amazingness. We were totally spoiled from the second we arrived, and at the end of the night, we got to fall asleep in this heavenly moment at the Fairmont Sonoma! […]

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  1. Joyce

    As an obsessor of Williams-Sonoma, and a gal who has always wanted to get to Sonoma, I LOVE this post! Thank you for restaurant and hotel recommendations!

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TRAVEL DIARY :: JAMAICA PART II

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While our first stop on our Jamaica trip satiated my design cravings, the next stop – Mockingbird Hill in Port Antonio – fulfilled so much more. It was here that we spent the majority of the trip, swimming in waterfalls (!!!), soaking up sunshine on the beaches and tasting some of the most delicious food the island has to offer […]

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  1. Junjun

    Wow, these are some gorgeous photos! It looks like you had a fun time exploring the wonderful natural beauty and the rich culture Jamaica has to offer! Thank you for sharing! c:

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