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

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

Best of 2015

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

It’s time to look back on the year that was. The other night I was enjoying a glass of mulled wine with a dear friend, discussing how far we had come in the past year. You see, 2015 was a year of growth. Personal, professional and emotional. It was an enriching year as I engaged … 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

Contemporary art in Marrakech: October-November exhibitions

It’s that time of year. We’ve all returned from summer break and we are hungry for some culture. And the galleries in Marrakech are certainly delivering. My favourite galleries are gearing up for what should be another promising season of exhibitions. From 23 October to 22 November, David Bloch Gallery will feature MIST: Into the … Continue reading

Life in Morocco, May edition

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Another month has come to an end and what a month it was! One that can only be described as enriching. You see I started the month off working guest relations at La Mamounia for a Boutique Souk wedding. It was beautiful (as their all of their events are) and great fun to work with a … Continue reading

Awaln’Art 2015 kicks off in Marrakech

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

It was one of the first festivals I “stumbed” upon when I moved to Morocco back in 2011. Street performers, musicians and marionettes shut down Marrakech’s busy Avenue Mohamed V as they danced and paraded through the streets to launch Awaln’Art, a festival that features international artists performing in public places. Since then I’ve stumbled upon … Continue reading