We recently returned from a trip to Morocco, one of my most favorite countries. While the main reason for the trip was to attend a friend’s (stunning) wedding, we decided to tack on a proper honeymoon to the back half of the trip. Since our return home, I’ve found myself daydreaming about this special place. Between the hospitality, the ugh-so-good-food, sprawling beauty around every corner and in the most unsuspecting places, Morocco moves my soul and ignites my creativity in ways that I can’t quite explain—you just feel it, ya know?
The wedding we attended was at Hotel Selman so it was the most convenient place to stay, lucky for us. The feelings of joy I had come over me as we entered the lobby after almost 24 hours of travel was something I’ll always remember. An instant feeling of calm and relaxation—and honestly, really great smells. They burn wood in the lobby fireplaces that smells like the most delicious version of an oily pinion.
Our first day in the Medina we met up with a guide, Halid, who was a joy. I’d been before but it was a nice refresher to get our bearings on day 1. We basically told him what we were interested in shopping for and he led us to it.
We purchased the table of my dreams at [need name of shop]. It was certainly one of those moments where I spotted it in the corner and did a double take because I couldn’t believe it. We have a sitting room in the front of our house and I had been keeping an eye out for a more substantial-feeling coffee table for the space but never would have thought I’d spot the one in Morocco. After about 20 days, it arrived in a container to DFW and we went to pick it up after clearing it as customs and border control. I just love filling our home with memorable moments like this. I’ll always think of our trip when I walk by this table.
The bride of the wedding we attended suggested the Fairmont Taghazout since one of her friends recently honeymooned there and loved it. So thrilled we took the recommendation because it was a brand new hotel (opened in July 2021) and a stunning experience. Taghazout Bay is situated in Agadir and the hotel is tucked away so it felt like the perfect honeymoon escape.
We headed back to Marrakech for the final leg of the trip since we were able to get a booking at El Fenn, the boutique riad situated within the Medina that I’d been wanting to go to for years. We stayed in their annex property, which is about a minute walk from the main property.