Casablanca’s Journées du patrimoine 11 to 14 May 2017

Art deco Casablanca Morocco

Casablanca. It’s a city that, despite the traffic, is really starting to grow on me. You see back in November when my sister flew in from Toronto, I went to Casablanca to pick her up from the airport. I had avoided the city for five years after an unfortunate event that changed my life for a … Continue reading

Where to breakfast in Marrakech

Berber eggs at Cafe Clock Marrakech © Mandy Sinclair

It may be my favourite meal of the day. It is certainly the most important as it tends to influence my eating habits for the rest of the day. So when it comes to breakfast, if it’s not prepared chez moi (it’s the one meal I can prepare well), there’s nothing I love more than meeting friends … Continue reading

Best of 2016

Best of 2016 for Tasting Marrakech and Say Something Communication owner Mandy Sinclair in Marrakech Morocco

Donna Hay Magazine recommends Tasting Marrakech

It started as a love. And a desire to share it with other travellers in a way that was comfortable and safe. I spoke with friends and confidantes. I sampled the best of Jemaa el Fna. And then I started Tasting Marrakech food and cultural tours. I selected a handful of agents and riads to work … Continue reading

Where to stay in Essaouira Morocco

You see, I don’t really want to share this secret with you out of fear that my preferred retreat in Essaouira will no longer be available when I need a break from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. But Dar 91 owners Jeremy and Paolo are just too sweet not to let readers in on my top … Continue reading

Invest in rest

It’s been very quiet on here, I know. But you see, I retreated to Canada this summer for nearly seven weeks. After months and months of non-stop work (and working out), pushing myself to my limits, growing Say Something Communication and taking on new challenges, I decided I needed to invest in rest. And that’s just … Continue reading

Tea time at Dar L’Fchouch

Dar L'Fchouch Marrakech Morocco Copyright Mandy Sinclair

“I feel like we’re hanging out in a cool friend’s apartment,” said this cool fabric designer in town for a weekend of Marrakech Biennale fun!  But one that is tucked up on the first floor of an art-deco apartment building down a little street in trendy Gueliz. We were hanging out at Sinaya 28, the home of … Continue reading

Stepping Back in Time at the Tin Mal Mosque

N'Fis Valley Morocco Copyright Mandy Sinclair

My grandmother once told me it’s not just about the destination, but also about the journey. And that rang so true as I headed off with a driver  to travel through the beautiful N’Fis Valley in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains en route to the Tin Mal Mosque. We passed riverbeds filled with olive trees, rugged … Continue reading

Five things to look forward to in May in Marrakech

Giacometti in Meknes Morocco, Copyright Mandy Sinclair

With Ramadan just a month away, it seems all the festivals and events are happening NOW. And I can’t say I’m complaining. With something to do basically every night whether a dance performance, a concert or a new gallery opening, we are filled with culture here in Marrakech. And to help you sort out your … Continue reading

Just back from: Ouirgane Valley

Ouirgane Valley, Copyright Mandy Sinclair

It’s been a bit quiet on here lately. That’s because it’s been a bit bonkers in my office. But in a good way. I had the absolute pleasure of handling the international press and professional relations during the sixth edition of the Marrakech Biennale, meeting journalists from leading international publications. Just what I love. Then … Continue reading