Monday, October 29, 2012

I Spy Morocco

I have never wanted to live an ordinary life.  I gravitate toward anything that sounds spontaneous, adventurous, risky, or just downright crazy.  So when my friend April Meeker, asked me over Twitter if I wanted to host a creative retreat for women with her in Marrakech, Morocco, it was an easy and resounding, "Yes!"  

I think it will take me a few posts to share with you the treasure trove of things I learned there, but today, let me offer you a preliminary taste of what I saw and experienced in the style of "I Spy."

  I spy two windows and a camel caravan, a shop full of cameras and a fresh orange juice man.

I spy magic carpets and Humphrey Bogart, two men in the square selling food from their carts. A brass hand door knocker, a dreamy blue door,  marbleized papers and a mosaic floor.


I spy a woman in an emerald cloak, a man selling dates and five tree-dwelling goats. A pottery shop and a lovely old ship, two men bending over while gutting their fish.

Come back next time to read about the amazing place where we stayed and the remarkable woman who hosted us.


  1. Tell me you didn't at least hum Marrakesh Express by Crosby, Stills & Nash. Granted, that was a little before your time (not mine...!).

  2. Love it! I've been wanting to know all about your trip. Gorgeous photographs that leave me wanting to hear so more.

    1. "so more"? some more? so much more? who knows...

  3. Your pictures of Morocco seem just as I imaged it....a kaleidoscope of ideas and textures....and something like a secret garden....but with labyrinth of alleyways instead of ivy covered fences.
    Can't wait to hear more.
    Thanks for sharing your journey....

  4. Very beautiful pictures, very artistic, making many want to go to Morocco too. Thanks for sharing all these and please put more of them here Mindy!

  5. fantastic. I wish I had been able to clear my calendar for this! Boohoo! Want to go to Lisbon to a Jason Mraz concert November 15-20? We have an extra ticket and an extra bed. I'm being serious.

  6. I really, really, really want to see those goats.