Travel Diary: Day I in Marrakech

16th May, 2012

I have officially found my happy place, and it is Marrakech, Morocco ~ the sumptuous city of my dreams. From the arid Agafay desert at its outskirts to the opulent riads within the médina, it’s a city teeming with culture and elegance and unfathomable amounts of inspiration. I’ve had the great pleasure of visiting this North African oasis this week with my close friend and collaborator Jamie Beck, and because I can’t yet find words for the wonder of this scintillating setting, I’ll let her images speak for themselves. This is just a taste of what we saw on our first day ~ please click any image to enlarge, the deliciousness is definitely in the details:|3 ABOVE| Settling in at the Four Seasons Hotel post-flight. Wearing a 7 For All Mankind jacket, The Row sunnies, and my omnipresent Fendi watch.

|BELOW| Our arrival was greeted with a traditional Moroccan mint tea service.|ABOVE + 2 BELOW| Lunchtime at Grand Café de la Poste.|ABOVE + 12 BELOW| Exploring La Mamounia Hotel, with its decadent dining rooms, luxurious lounges, indoor pool and seventeen acres of gardens.|I WORE| vintage earrings, Primary dress & clutchDV by Dolce Vita sandals|JAMIE WORE| vintage fan, MODA International dress, espadrilles|ABOVE + BELOW| Dinner and drinks at Azar, where we were bewitched by belly dancers.|ABOVE| Returning at night to the radiant reception of the Four Seasons.

|PHOTOS| by Jamie Beck // Click through to explore the entire series: part one / part two / part three / part four / part five / part six

  • Fairyfiligree

    Too beautiful for words – enjoy!

  • Mary Ann

    Absolutely stunning – these pictures are so beautiful Kelly! Totally jealous here. 😉

  • Landon

    Gorgeous per usual Kelly!

  • Shandrese

    wow! this place is definitely beautiful!! I adore that primary dress and clutch. very chic

  • Flair By Brandi

    Such beautiful pictures!!!

  • Melissa Bennett

    it looks beautiful!

  • Alice

    Everything is beautiful and magical <3


  • Samira Reyes

    wow!!! you look stunning!!! beautiful photos!

  • Théa Unknown

    Amazing photographies!

    xoThéa Unknown

  • kimmie

    Oh. My. God. These images are breath-taking. I stalked your instagram while you were there, lol, but I was NOT expecting this. I seriously cannot find the words. Morocco is such a beautiful place and it’s on my list of dream trips. I cannot wait to see the rest!

  • The slow pace

    Those pictures are simply stunning. I love every detail. And your look couldn’t  be more perfect. Looking forward for Day II!

  • Angsthase

    Good Lord, everything about this post is amazing! I love what you’re wearing, I ADORE your make up, I saved practically every single photo of the hotel (that pool is unbelievable!)… Hands down, love love love this post. Great photos. I previously had absolutely no desire to go to Morocco (I’m not so good with heat), but now? Fuck it, get me on a plane!

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  • Bubu Boots

    I lived in Morroco for 11 years! ^^ I’m happy you enjoyed your trip in Marrakech! =) xxx 

  • Mioara Roncea

    Your pictures are so beautiful… Looks like you had a great time, there.
    And I love your makeup.

  • Malena

    Beautiful dress!

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  • Ninacornelissen

    Wow I really would like to go there, so pretty! And that dress is beautiful

  • ClosetConfections

    Absolutely breathtaking!  I usually take one or two “BIG” trips per year, and now I’m adding Morocco to the list.  Thanks for sharing while you’re away. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Amazing pictures!! Someday I’ll be going to Marrakech, I’m sure of now.  So pretty.  🙂
    xo Andrea

  • Mickey Lynn Jewelry

    This is amazing! I love it, soooo jealous!!! I want to be there!

  • so_lovesweets

    Wow, Morocco has been one of me dream destinations for a good while now, and this just makes it look even more fabulous!

  • mckenzie.collins

    Wow, it seems like a dream destination spot! These pictures are amazing!

  • Berty Morales

    What a beautiful place and thank you so much for sharing these amazing photos.  You look beautiful and I love your outfit.  I hope you are enjoying your time there and can’t wait to read more. 😉

  • Marle

    Marrakech ranks so high on my ‘places to go’-list! I love your photos! 

  • Stephanie

    Stunningly gorgeous! Well done

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    simlicity of your sandals is staggernig – how odd is that?!
    love these photos 🙂

  • Lisa

    Stunning!  Jamie’s images always leave me mesmerized! 

  • thankfifi

    it looks completely magical, as do you.x

  • Frabra007

    Everything is perfect location, dress, lights, colors.
    I love Marra behind every door there is a hidden place.
    Fascinating as you!!!!!Enjoy

  • Allison Beal

    Beyond words- these images are so inspiring. I’m dying to visit Morocco.


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  • Verena Hafner

    Marrakesh is one of my happy places, too! It’s sooo beautiful and different. Don’t forget to go to a hammam and Cafe des Espices! xx

  • Anonymous

    This looks absolutely DIVINE!! 

  • Rhoda Wong

    i love your dress! and the swimming pool there is such a dream!

  • Diana

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful girls! Marrakesh must be so inspiring!  

  • Katherine

    Sooo beautiful! 

  • Sound of Chic

    Like a dream… If Casablanca was made in color…

  • Abby K

    Marrakech is on my shortlist. Hopefully taking a painting class there this summer.

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  • Arra

    Beautiful photos!


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  • Asia Carter

    Beautiful images you looked amazing in that Primary Dress, I love the color and details!!

  • Tineey

    So gorgeous!

  • Nichole

    Love your dress, great fabric!

  • sofia

    wonderful pictures
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  • Sztukastudiowania

    Wow, this place looks like from the movie. I’ve never been there, but I wish… 🙂

  • Fatima__el

    Looking gorgeous!!! 

    Have fun!! x 


  • Lola Reggy

    I just sooolove your dress and flat sandals, soo nice summery and classy!


  • Andrea

    I went to Morocco during the holidays 3 years ago! Marrakech was my favourite city! Have an amazing time!!!

  • Mathilde

    You look great ! And your hotel is amazing 🙂

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  • Hogger & Co.

    Words…can. not…

  • Bea Thompson

    This is my next travel destination! It looks amazing!

    xo Bea 

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  • Natasha Samuels

    I never knew or understood the emotion of envy until I looked at these photos.  Morocco is high on my places to travel to.  Everything just looks so unbelievably beautiful.  Thanks for sharing your photos.  (-: 

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  • Alyssa Nicole

    What a beautiful place! I now want to go there even more!

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  • Maggie

    All your photos looks soo breathtakingly beautiful! Thank you for sharing. <3

  • Jane

    Oh my god! This place is absolutely stunning! Hope you enjoyed! xx

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