Another Reason To Love Marrakech

Literally every single time I read one of Maryam Montague's blog entries I just want to copy, paste and share with you. Done. It's perfect.


But I've miraculously shown some restraint. Because you will love being surprised with all the mysterious Moroccan adventure packed into My Marrakesh.


Aside from her blog, Maryam is a photographer, professional shopper and "human rights and democracy specialist" (am I missing another title?) with a stylist's knack for design and curating. She and her husband own Peacock Pavilions boutique hotel in Marrakech, Morocco (which I'm dying to visit, by the way). So if you're reading between the lines like I am: Maryam is both talented and lucky. If you don't have her blog in your reader yet, please add it! It's a must for any urban gypsy.


Some of my favorite shots from Peacock Pavilions....



Don't you love when black, gold and fuchsia are done right? I love this bedroom!


The great thing about decorating in Morocco- or any developing country- is that it allows you (ahem, forces you) to work with local artisans. They aren't easy to find, either! You really have to invest serious time digging through markets, wandering outside of the "tourist zones" and talking with neighbors before you find the local favorite for metalworking, wood refinishing, or even textiles. When you finally push yourself out of your comfort zone to hunt for the right piece is typically when you come across your buried treasure (or perfectly upholstered vintage bench, in this case).








Moroccan wedding blankets can be found in most every room (like the three rooms shown above). I love how a color so neutral becomes a flat-out show stopper with all the traditionally embroidered trim.









The Peacock Pavilions website says that on your stay there you can expect afternoon naps, cocktails in the cabana, platters of couscous and roaming peacocks. Doesn't it sound perfect? Has anyone stayed in Marrakech before and was your experience as lovely as this sounds?


All photos by Holly Becker via Decor8 except photo #1: Photo by Maryam Montague via Decor8


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xoxojess

3 comments:

  1. Hello American Gypsy,
    I loved reading your blog on Peacock Pavs, Ive also wanted to stay there for sometime. I am travelling to Marrakesh next month however i will be on my own and wondering if you think this is safe for a young (31yr-old) female to be doing this. Is Morocco a safe place to travel for single female travellers? Thank you Alice

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  2. Hello American Gypsy,
    I loved reading your blog on Peacock Pavs, Ive also wanted to stay there for sometime. I am travelling to Marrakesh next month however i will be on my own and wondering if you think this is safe for a young (31yr-old) female to be doing this. Is Morocco a safe place to travel for single female travellers? Thank you Alice

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  3. Hi Mykela! I was offline for most of 2012-- so I apologize I didn't get back to you. How was your trip? Did you wind up staying at Peacock Pavilions? Would LOVE to hear about it!

    xoxojess

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Thanks for leaving a comment! I´ll repay the visit in kind! xoxojess