Ramadan in Marrakech, or a tale of embracing the culture

Mhancha treats during Ramadan

Ramadan is well underway here in Marrakech and daily routines are slightly modified. Or in my case, completely. Because this year I’ve decided to fast. You see my first Ramadan was such a special experience as I joined friends for ftour I didn’t think twice about staying the following year. But the second year was different. You see I … 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

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

Top sites in Marrakech #3 – Jemaa el Fna

Tasting Marrakech food tour with Mandy, Copyright Mandy Sinclair

It was one of my favourite sites upon arrival in Marrakech. One that buzzes day and night. But mostly at night. And five years on, it’s still a place I love to visit. That magical place is Jemaa el Fna. From watching the sun set, to eating in the food stalls and listening to the traditional music … Continue reading

My wish for 2016

Don't be mean Copyright Mandy Sinclair

As we celebrate the beginning of another year, my wish for 2016 is simple – respect. With all that’s happening in the world, I truly hope that we can respect other cultures, other ways of living, and situations other than our own. Respect when it comes to freedom of speech (there is a fine line … Continue reading

New Year’s Eve 2015 in Marrakech

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

I’m counting down the days until we celebrate the successes of 2015 and look forward to 2016. And I don’t think I’m the only one. After all, Marrakech is a hot spot over New Year’s Eve with glamourous parties followed by fashionable brunches to kick off the upcoming year. So when the sun sets on December … Continue reading

Marrakech International Film Festival rolls out the red carpet for Canadian cinema

It’s finally here! We’ve been hearing bits and pieces of information about the Marrakech International Film Festival for month now and today the printed schedule was finally released (the festival starts on 4 December 2015). So after sipping café au lait, nibbling on macaroons and gossiping about boyfriends at Amandine in Gueliz, my festival pal and I … Continue reading

Saffron harvest in the Ourika Valley

Saffron Gardens Ourika Valley Morocco Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Once in awhile a break from routine is necessary. On this day out in the Ourika Valley that’s just what we did. We wandered amongst the gardens and saffron crocus fields. And sipped mint tea under the olive trees and date palms. Ate a breakfast of local in-season fruits and dipped our freshly baked bread in … Continue reading