A stunning riad in the heart of Marrakesh

This whimsical courtyard filled with luscious giant birds of paradise overlooking this emerald green plunge pool makes me want to get on a red-eye flight and head out to Marrakesh. It’s been many years since I have gone back to Morroco and the need to go back to my roots–the land of my ancestors is stronger than ever, especially after stumbling into this mesmerizing riad and its wondrous exotic courtyard. Located near the Pasha’s palace and just a few minutes from the Jamaa El Fna.


Nestled in the heard of Marrakesh’s medina, Villa Dar Cheref offers a reprieve from the scorching heat during the hot summer months. A lot of courtyards in Morroco have been built with the heat in mind, and the abundance of luscious exotic trees help keep this courtyard shaded and breezy.




I am also in swooning over this gorgeous lovely terrace and could see myself soaking up the sun on one of those lounge chairs, a world away from the daily LA hustle and grind.







The rest of this magical riad can be accessed here.

xx, Kenza

Photos credits: Villanova 


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