THE WANDERESS | DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO MOVE THROUGH
THE WORLD WITH LIGHT FEET, OPEN HEARTS
& PURPOSEFUL ACTIONS.
Resting on our laurels has never been up our alley, we’re much more the-go-out-and-grab-the-camel-by-the-humps kind. That’s why we packed our bags and jetted off to Africa to visit the intoxicating land of Morocco. Find: A Gypsets’ Travel Guide to Morocco — all things eat, drink, stay, and of course see, for the most stylish of travelers.
As strange as it may sound, Tangier somehow conjures the vibe of a Mediterranean Miami, its New Medina flush with nightlife and swanky eats. We found ourselves (with the help of our wonderful Airbnb owner turned tour guide) posting up at the most coveted of spots.
Stay | La Tangerina: A swoon-worthy Riad cuddled into the depths of the Old Medina, La Tangerina has everything from an in-house Hammam to that stunning blue bathroom situation below.
Airbnb: There are plenty of Airbnb options for prime location/ local experiences. We stayed here, and it was the perfect get-away from the hustle of the bazaar.
Eat/Drink | Villa Josephine: Make your way up to the hotel for a pre-dinner cocktail & a few stolen quiet moments in this overwhelmingly beautiful location. We suggest a glass of Moroccan origin wine to go with your prime view of the garden.
O. Tri. K: This spot was suggested straight from the locals and we were immediately charmed by the strangely Americana-reminiscent decor, and enticing French menu. The live music added a layer of European delight to the whole affair.
The Tangerinn: Also a hidden local gem, this bar is surely where Tangiers’ cool kids hang out. One finds themselves with an American style cocktail in hand, head bobbing to great music.
See | The Sunset at Le Mirage: Jetting out over the water, the hotels’ restaurant balcony is exactly where one should settle in to admire the sun as it plunges into the sea.
Stay | Riad Fez: With luxe interiors, and outdoor swimming pool this is the wanderlusts stay of choice.
Eat/Drink | Palais La Medina: If you’re looking for the grand Moroccan experience, this is surely it. Finding oneself seated between walls of colorful cut tiles, and hand carved arches, cuisine Morocaine is served. What happens during the meal however is truly the main attraction — belly dancers, live music, and magic unfold all while you consume mass amounts of tajine.
See | The Old Souk: A willing tour guide will benefit you as you set out to take on The Old Medina’s market, also known as The Old Souk. This is the prime place to stock up on leather goods — such as slippers, slippers and more slippers.
The Tannery: If you’re feeling up for some serious smells, make your way to The Tannery to observe the stunning process of coloring and crafting leather.
There are some corners of our world that are almost unbelievable to our jaded eyes. Chefchaouen, also known as The Blue City, is one of these destinations. You’ve surely seen its likes in the pages of Nat Geo, or on some lucky nomads Instagram — however to absorb its brilliant blues in real life is another experience entirely.
Stay | Casa Hassan: Easy to miss among all the other grand blue doors, this unassuming stay is just the place to lay your head after a long day of delving into the blue.
Eat/Drink | Restaurant Tissemlal: This traditional fare purveyor is an extension of Casa Hassan, and a delicious option for large portions and comfortable ambiance.
See | Go Into The Blue: There’s nothing better to find yourself doing than getting lost in the nooks and crannies of this azure-hued city.
How does one translate into written word the beauty Marrakech embodies from its gardens, to the back alleyways opening on to dazzling Riads. The city is strung with a magic that is reserved for places that are frequently admired yet somehow unbroken by the outside world.
Stay | Hotel Du Tresor: You know when you stumble on a photo on Pinterest of a far-off destination that looks like nothing one could even dream-up? That’s Hotel Du Tresor. With its booming lemon tree serving as centerpiece to the insane beauty of the accommodation, and perfectly modernized Moroccan bedrooms. You’ll want to retire to your room, and stay for good.
Eat/Drink | Café Des Épices: There’s no better spot to refuel after a long jaunt through the bazaar than this perfectly trendy spot. We highly suggest taking a spiced coffee for the team.
Nomad: Owned by the same people that brought you the latter, Nomad is the perfect stylish balance between Moroccan interiors, and refined newness. Modernized cuisine, and refreshing lemon juice makes for a filling break above the cities constant flow.
I Limoni: An extension of Hotel Du Tresor, we highly suggest you do not leave Marrakech without taking in this equally-Instagram worthy location, and its fare. With both Italian and Moroccan choices, you’re transported to a hybrid destination.
See | Le Jardin Majorelle: Where Yves Saint Laurent and partner Pierre Bergé once called their sanctuary, this garden brings a high of history and design that is still muse to many.
Heritage Spa: Not to be overlooked, this hidden place will renew your sense of soul, and leave you glowing in fresh flesh. The traditional Hammam experience consisting of a black soap scrub — throw in an oil massage — is just what your tired bones will need before you board your flight back to reality.