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Maryam
Transplanted American living with her family in an olive orchard in Marrakech.
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My father lived in Cambodia, in Phnom Penh for years. He lived in an old Khmer house with potted orchids hanging from all the eaves. His furniture was dark oiled wood, his bedspreads were silk in inky colors. It was... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at My Marrakesh
Exactly Deb:-)
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Oh my goodness, what a compliment! so kind....Thank you, Gisele.
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Hi Suzette, how exciting that you will be here in Morocco! Maybe you could have a henna party and dinner at Peacock Pavilions!
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Oh thank you so much, Meanne. I haven't been brave enough to watch it myself:-)
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I believe in magic. And so I saved for them. The talismans. I wanted more than one, I wanted several, I wanted many. I wanted so many that I'd know that they'd protect me no matter the circumstances, no matter... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at My Marrakesh
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Dear Friends, In exciting news I am on CNN Go's travel show this month, which airs TODAY on CNN (and will repeat over the course of the month). It was so fun being part of the crazy cast of characters... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at My Marrakesh
Aha....that explains a lot. But you're fabulous, too! xo
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Raquel, I'm with you on that strategy!
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When the beauty fades, when the lines appear, when the hair grows thinner and thinner. {Oh! When did the young girls become so beautiful?} That's when I reach for the sparkle. A distraction, perhaps, from the widening middle. A detour... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at My Marrakesh
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Dear friends, We've been busier than ever at my little non-profit organization Project Soar. We now serve over 50 underprivileged girls, as well as a community of 350 families! A while back we cast our net even farther to partner... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at My Marrakesh
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The bridesmaid hung her dress in the hotel room doorway at Peacock Pavilions. She didn't want to put it on until she had done the bride's hair. She brushed and pinned and brushed and pinned. And the bride's hair looked... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at My Marrakesh
It must be the Arab thing, Casey:-)
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So agree, Susan!
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Pretty sure US, Gordana.
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Sigh, yes gorgeous, isn't she, Jenny.
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Yes, definitely!
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You are so sweet, Sophia. Thank you.
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When I tell people that I live in Morocco, they often ask me how I like living in the Middle East. They blink when I tell them that I don't live in the Middle East -- that Morocco is in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at My Marrakesh
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You and me both
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Far out is the perfect way to describe it!
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I am sometimes amazed at the world. Especially its peoples. Like the Wodaabe. The Wodaabe are nomads, migrating through the African Sahel from northern Cameroon to Chad, Niger, and northeast Nigeria How different they are. How different we are. So... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at My Marrakesh
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I'm thinking of wearing a turban. For real. My hair is not looking its best. And I think that turbans are, well, stunning. But you have to have real confidence to pull off a turban. I think it's time to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at My Marrakesh
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Deb, What a gorgeous thought!
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