Marrakech Biennale 5: Day One

Badii Palace, Marrakech Morocco, Copyright Mandy Sinclair

It was the perfect art gallery.  One where we could roam freely, admiring the ruins and interacting with the installations. The venue? An open-air ruined palace in the old Marrakech medina where the installations blended in to the surrounding, known as Badii Palace. The reason? The fifth edition of the Marrakech Biennale which kicked off … Continue reading

Marrakech Biennale 5: My top picks

With the Marrakech Biennale just hours away from opening, I can’t help but review the schedule while looking forward to all of the vernissages and exhibits I want to be sure to fit in to my diary. This year more than ever I’m excited as the event will be transforming various spaces throughout Marrakech in … Continue reading

My favourite season in Marrakech

Marrakesh, Copyright Mandy Sinclair

It’s my favourite season in Marrakech. Winter. The season when daytime temperatures rise to +25’C, perfect temperatures for a lazy lunch on a terrace. It’s the season when I find there is a certain energy as locals buzz about in the comfortable temperatures that make walking a joy! Especially the views of the majestic snow-capped mountains … Continue reading

Overcoming fears

Rose Valley, Cappadocia Turkey, Copyright Mandy Sinclair

It was something I was struggling with for too long. A fear I had been carrying around for about two years. One that I had to face every day. And just couldn’t get over. It started that awful day in August 2011. The day I was attacked and had all of my belongings stolen. The … Continue reading

Istanbul : My favourite memories

Aya Sofia, Istanbul Turkey, Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Istanbul, a city I just can’t help but love. It’s East meets West, modern meets traditional, and a vibrant art, design and festival scene appeals to me. It just has a certain je ne sais quoi. Lucky me, I was able to spend 10 days here on my recent Turkish holiday, passing my days wandering, exploring, relaxing … Continue reading

My wish for 2014

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

After spending much of 2013 helping others realize their goals and neglecting myself on various levels, I’ve decided 2014 is about me.  My six weeks in Turkey provided me with time to reflect on my past and make sound decisions for my future. So with that, I’m making a conscious effort to take care of … Continue reading

Who’s your city?

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself if you are living in the city that’s right for you?  If your quality of life is enhanced by the place you live? That perhaps you would be happier if you lived somewhere else? I’m back from Turkey and feeling ever so refreshed.  Six weeks of just me. … Continue reading