14 Things You Need To Know Before Travelling To Marrakech (+1 tip)
One thing you did not expect about Marrakech? - The amount of high spec modern buildings.
One thing you wish someone had warned/told you about? - How much temptation there was to buy handicrafts in the Souks.
One thing you would do differently if you could go back to Marrakech? Add a couple of extra days to go to the Atlas mountains and see the Berber rugs being woven. I would also love to visit the Boucharouite Museum, a small museum with examples of boucharouite weavings such as rugs made with rags, folk art and homeware crafts from poor woman in small villages.
One thing you would do/see again? The Yves Saint Laurent Museum and Majorelle Gardens - The museum and gardens dedicated to the Iconic designer and his favourite city.
One thing that is forever set in your memory about Marrakech? The smells of spices and sensory/pattern overload.
Describe Marrakech as a colour - Saffrons and lapis blues.
Describe Marrakech as a sound - Snake charmers.
Describe Marrakech as a flavour - Peppermint and spices.
One place in Marrakech that stole your heart? The Palace, the AirBnB where we stayed.
One thing to avoid doing? Shopping all day in the souks. Take a break and sip some delicious mint tea!
One piece of advice for future travellers? Leave space in your suitcase.
One thing to bring with you in Marrakech? Loose tunics for shopping in the souks or, our hand-woven linen scarves are perfect- cool enough as a cover up from the sun, warm enough if it gets breezy at night, great for wafting around the hotel in!
One Thread Tales piece that embodies the essence of Marrakech? The geometric ivory and black embroidered cashmere wrap with fringing for next Autumn/ Winter, has triangle shaped geometric patterns that remind me of the Beni Ourain rugs handwoven by Berbers.
The one thing that makes Marrakech unique? The intoxicating combination of colours, patterns and textures around every corner.