LA CONFERENCE DES OISEAUX opens at David Bloch Gallery

David Bloch Gallery Marrakech Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Edgy, contemporary and always changing, (the space transforms with each exhibit), the David Bloch Gallery in Gueliz is one of my favourite galleries in Marrakech. I had the chance to visit the current exhibit LA CONFERENCE DES OISEAUX by YAZE just hours after installation for the post I was writing for RiadLiving. The exhibit is … Continue reading

Top tips for travelling in Morocco

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Travelling in Morocco may just be one of my favourite places to wanderlust.  An ideal opportunity to travel slowly, to attempt to understand the culture, a chance for authentic experiences, to sit in a cafe and chat with a friendly local, it’s unlike major cities like Paris and Barcelona where the sites are endless.  In … Continue reading

Visiting Essaouira’s artists’ studios

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

It was a Sunday morning in Essaouira when I headed off to the joutiya (flea market) with Maroc-o-phile for some cool hunting.  We rummaged through old silk scarves and kaftans, bits and pieces of jewelery and bric-a-brac.  But also went off to explore the artists’ studios located in the same district. Arriving here was unlike … Continue reading

The Douiria, or what’s hidden behind the doors in the Marrakech medina

View from the rooftop terrace of the Douiria Copyright Mandy Sinclair

It’s Marrakech’s latest “museum” to open.  Like most museums, the Douiria is a place for the curious.  For those who wander the alleys of the medina and wonder what may lie behind unassuming doors.  It’s a place for those who like to peer inside the lives of others without being evasive.   Unlike most riads … Continue reading