My Marrakesh is better than yours......Look, they made me say it - Budget Travel Magazine. You see, back in early October, the cool Editor of Budget Travel Magazine, Erik Torkells, asked me if I would participate in a series that they have called, My _____[city] is better than yours, where bloggers talk up the city they live in. The other bloggers who have participated in the series are Clotilde of Chocolate and Zucchini on Paris, Grace of Design Sponge on Brooklyn, and Daniel of Shanghai List on Shanghai. Ahem, so either Budget Travel is slumming it with me or my mother is paying them. (Thanks, Mom. You are the greatest!)
The feature is my 2,500 word love letter to the city of Marrakech: where to eat, play, and shop. It will be out in the March 2008 issue: eight pages, including four pages of pictures. Last Thursday, Budget Travel's super friendly Photo Editor, Amy Lundeen, flew accomplished photographer Jason Lowe and a photographer's assistant to Marrakech for a week to take photos for this spread, including a portrait of this little blogger/olive farmer. Color junkie that I am, I picked the Majorelle Garden for the portrait. Photos aside, it was a fun opportunity to stroll around among the cactus with blow dried hair :-)
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PS Thank you so much for all your kind words on our Peacock Pavilions guest house. I really hope it will be special and that I will be lucky enough to meet some of you *in real life* (What a concept.)