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Maryam
Transplanted American living with her family in an olive orchard in Marrakech.
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Sometimes you put off the things that you might need…the new car, the juicer, the life insurance, the pair of sneakers. Yes, you postpone the useful things…the microwave oven, the briefcase, the additional hangers, the waterproof boots. You lay those... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at My Marrakesh
Than you Winna dear! I know Tristan's godfather will look so handsome in this shirt!!!
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Thanks so much, Stephanie! I know your Dad will love it. Send your whole family my love! xo
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I stumbled onto Imperial Black many months ago. I remember thinking that I liked the brand's cool. It had a certain mystique. Imperial Black sells men's shirts made in Italy and of the buy-less-but-better genre. The company's owners seemed to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at My Marrakesh
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When architect Chris and I were designing and building Peacock Pavilions, we knew that we wanted it to be a place that was very personal and intimate. We wanted it to feel not like a hotel at all but rather... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at My Marrakesh
Thank you so much, Rodger, for your donation! So neighborly of you!:-)
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Dear Rodger, thank you so much for your thoughtful comment! Frankly, I was a bit sad when this blog post generated so few comments. I appreciate your taking the time to write and encourage me.
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Thank you, Jen! So grateful for your generosity thus far and interest!
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Thank you so much! Hoping you'll lend a helping hand!
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Aw, thanks, Mine!
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Thank you, Jen! And so grateful for your contribution to Project Soar!
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Love that quote, Narda! xo
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Thank you, Iris! You are so sweet!
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Ah the thrill....Yes, you're right. And thank you for your friendship and support, Tara! xo
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I grew up with a father who was one of those secular believers of doing good simply because it was, well, good. That’s all. There were no religious brownie points. There was no reward in the afterlife or, in fact,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at My Marrakesh
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Thanks so much, Susie!
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Such a lovely tradition, Angelia.
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Thank you, Anna! So kind of you.
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Than you. So kind of you, Char! And how lovely to be in Antigua!
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Yes, exactly, Ariana!
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Something is happening that I can’t quite explain. It’s like that black diamond feeling when I’m skiing and I’m a bit out of control – frightening and yet exhilarating. That rushing sensation, the wind whipping my face. Worried that I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at My Marrakesh
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No matter how much you have or no matter how little, your small kindnesses will not go unnoticed. Especially to strangers. I've been learning about good manners in Mali. {good thing someone got through to me:)} Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at My Marrakesh
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You know, it wasn't a fairy tale building Peacock Pavilions. To the contrary. There were disasters. There was the contractor who spent all of our money, leaving us with a building site only a third complete. There was not one,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at My Marrakesh
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Thank you so much, Elana for taking the time to leave this comment. Here's wishing you and your 13 year old all the best:-)
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I had given her the middle name, Grace, in a fit of gratitude - so desperately thankful that she had been born without the problems the doctors predicted. Back then, when they were tiny, I still believed that I could... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at My Marrakesh