Dream Destinations: Marrakech

One of my favourite destinations in the world is Marrakech. To truly experience Marrakech you need to stay in one of the many riads rather than a globohotel. Most riads are independently run and many are beautifully furnished with lush courtyards and plunge pools. My favourite, visited many times over the past decade, is Riad Malika. If you want to step into Instagram heaven the artfully curated Riad Yasmine is achingly hip. To blow the budget try El Fenn, owned by Richard Branson’s sister – it’s straight out of World of Interiors.

Of course, when you are there you have to hit the souks. But for a plant person like myself Le Jardin Majorelle is my go to destination. I feel so lucky to live in Kenya as, unlike many visitors, I could technically recreate some aspects of this stunning garden myself. I dream of one day having a dry garden with a vast array of cacti and succulents. In the meantime I keep the inspiration alive by adding a splash of colour with a simple painted pot!

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