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Perfect in Pink: Dar Attajmil We wanted to share with our readers some of our favorite places to stay in Marrakech, so we are going to start posting reviews of our top picks! On our last trip to Morocco, we stayed at Moroccan Riads and Dars, which are traditional Moroccan... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2012 at Bazaar Girls
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With the craze of the holiday season finally behind us, we can focus on the new year ahead. There are so many horizons the Bazaar Girls would love to explore in 2012, but one in particular keeps calling us back: Marrakech! Yes, it's a big world. Maybe we should add... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Bazaar Girls
Maybe you're familiar with the Moroccan Hammam and have seen our products in use before. If not, take a look at this video, shot right inside a Moroccan hammam. Our savon noir and kessa gloves are in full view! And you can see how Moroccan women use the products so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at Bazaar Girls
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Fes is the home of numerous traditional crafts, and among them is the famous Fes blue pottery. Blue is the traditional color of Fes itself, so picking up a piece-or many more-is is a must for any visitor. The poteries are located on the outskirts of the medina, and you... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2011 at Bazaar Girls
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In Fes, there is a place for everything. This narrow alley is the dyers souk, where artisans traditionally dyed yarn and fabrics before the materials were made into beautiful items in far-flung corners of the medina. It is a bustling place full of tiny cubbyholes, where men work over steaming... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at Bazaar Girls
Before plunging directly in the souks, your first stop upon arrival in any Moroccan city should be the Ensemble Artisanal. The ensembles are showrooms and workshops, created by the Moroccan government to showcase the best of the country’s handicrafts and artisans. Anyone wishing to display their wares must pass inspection,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at Bazaar Girls
Still no bag. No clothes, no shirts, jeans, pants, socks, underwear, toiletries...and NO tweezers! We DO have the following: (Recommended: Sing to tune of 12 days of Christmas) 3 silver teapots 1 silver tea holder (80 years old, Jewish) 4 brass lanterns 5 Fez weavings Large assortment of various spices,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2010 at Bazaar Girls
Les Gazelles, this one's for you! On our recent wanderings in the souks of Marrakech, the Bazaar Girls came upon a certain little square...There were herbalists, people selling lizards, chameleons, herbs, spices, medicines...and something seemed downright familiar to one certain Bazaar Girl. Like she recognized the place. Like she had... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2010 at Bazaar Girls
The salesmen of Fez are in a class by themselves, and will do any number of things to demonstrate the quality of their goods. But of course, this usually involves a simple lighter, a bottle of water, even your own body weight. On a recent trip through the Fez souks,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2010 at Bazaar Girls
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The Bazaar Girls have been busy navigating the alleyways and hidey-holes of Fez. Click on the link below to hear our first impressions of the biggest car-free zone in the world! And find out what we are hoping to buy from the capital of Moroccan handicrafts! Bazaar Girls Katy, (R-in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2010 at Bazaar Girls
The Bazaar Girls' first experience of shopping the souks of Morocco entailed searching for rather more practical items than we had intended: Katy's luggage was lost before we even left Washington. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2010 at Bazaar Girls
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A Little Gem in the Kasbah! When Farida and her German husband Jurgen bought an old home at the tip-top of Tangier's kasbah, they had no intention of turning it into a guesthouse. "The place was a ruin," Farida said laughingly, adding that it was intended only as a family... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2010 at Bazaar Girls
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It seemed the perfect place to begin the journey. The mountains of Spain in the distance, perched on the tip of Africa. This is the view from our room at Hotel La Tangerina. The sea, ancient kasbah walls, and a view of the world we left behind. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2010 at Bazaar Girls
Thanks for your interest. As we have just arrived in Tangier yesterday, we are busy getting acclimated. Be assured we will have more information, along with some video posts in the next few days. Love you! Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2010 at Bazaar Girls
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