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Blues in Yves St Laurent’s Gardens, Marrakesh

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The top of my list for our few days in Marrakesh was unequivocally the Jardin Majorelle just outside of the city walls. Entering the gates felt like stepping into an actual oasis in the desert. The insane, endless buzz of Marrakesh just stopped, and even the air felt cooler.

 

All of the photos I had seen were so lush and vibrant – I had to make sure to wear royal blue to match.

 

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The Marketplaces of Morocco

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The open-air Marketplaces in Morocco are not a surprise – they’re one of the most talked about scenes of the country, and one of the things people ask me about most after visiting. But no matter how much I had heard and read about the markets, I was still so overwhelmed by the sensory of it all – the sights, sounds, smells, everything was so vibrant and overwhelming.

 

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New Video Launch – Into The Sahara

During our research for this trip, we came across, over and over again, that drones were strictly forbidden in Morocco, and often confiscated at customs on entry. After a lot of discussion, we decided to be safe and practical and not bring it – and take the ban as a creative challenge. Can we make a video just as good without underwater, aerials, gopro and everything else that went into the last one? So we focused on just simple, great, cinematography, and I’m so proud of what we’ve done.

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River Valley Flowers in Morocco

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On the last day of our road trip through Morocco, as we made our way back through the Atlas Mountains, we stopped in the Todgha Gorge, a gorgeous river basin filled with brilliant pink flowers, which I dressed to match. I have very strong feelings on being required to dress a certain way as a woman, but I did have a lot of fun with my thematic outfits.

 

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The Alchemist’s Trail

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Before setting out on our trip to Asia, but after already booking the next trip, Brandon and I both read The Alchemist, the long-famous book about traveling in search of your destiny. It wasn’t until reading the book that we discovered we had already planned to take the same journey the boy in the book does: across Andalusia, Spain, to Morocco and then by camel trek into the Sahara Desert. The boy in the book sets out to take that trek all the way to the pyramids in Egypt, so we didn’t complete his destiny, but found our own epiphanies and dreamed our own dreams during our travel re-creation. Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing photos, stories, and our next film from the Alchemist’s Trail.

 

 

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