Uqllu: Weaving Alpaca in the Andes
Pan America Silver Corp is a mining company based in Vancouver, BC and Morococha, Peru.  Their social responsibility division created Uqllu, a company committed to...
From Tagine to Pastilla: Three Moroccan Cookbooks
The food of Morocco is deceptively complex. Glancing at a menu or visiting a welcoming Moroccan’s home for a meal appears to offer merely variations on tagines,...
Soak, Scrub, and Socialize
Argan oil. Ghassoul. Black soap. Just a few of the essential ingredients of what may be one of the best beauty treatments on earth. A ritual that has been around for...
Uqllu: Weaving Alpaca in the Andes

Uqllu: Weaving Alpaca in the Andes

12/17/13

Pan America Silver Corp is a mining company based in Vancouver, BC and Morococha, Peru.  Their social responsibility division created Uqllu, a company committed to showcasing Peruvian craftsmanship, providing additional economic opportunity for mining communities. Peruvian weavers are among the best in the world, and alpaca from the Andes Mountain region are revered. The alpaca is a crucial component of life in the Andes Mountains of South America.  The alpaca’s fleece produces a near...

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Soak, Scrub, and Socialize

Soak, Scrub, and Socialize

10/01/12

Argan oil. Ghassoul. Black soap. Just a few of the essential ingredients of what may be one of the best beauty treatments on earth. A ritual that has been around for centuries. A place not just for cleansing, but also for socializing. It’s known as the hammam. And it’s an important part of Moroccan culture, for both men and women. With both health and beauty benefits, it’s an experience not to miss when travelling to Morocco as it’s sure to leave you feeling like you’ve uncovered a...

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All Poufs Are Not Created Equal

All Poufs Are Not Created Equal

08/23/12

The pouf is so popular today that it would be easy to forget that a few years ago most people would say “what is a pouf?” The headless queen herself, Marie Antoinette, would not criticize you if you claimed it as an 18th century hairstyle. I received my first Moroccan pouf from dear friends in 2002. It was butter-soft ivory leather with lime green stitching. It has sat prominently in all my living rooms since. A reminder that age-old design never tires. These friends had moved to Marrakech....

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Win a Pouf (contest now closed)

Win a Pouf (contest now closed)

08/19/12

UPDATE: CONTEST CLOSED. ALEX CAMPBELL HAS BEEN SELECTED AS THE LUCKY POUF WINNER! CLICK HERE TO SEE HER CURATED PINTEREST BOARD. CONGRATS ALEX! It’s a PINTEREST Contest! You could win a pouf! Here’s how to enter: 1. Like us on Facebook! 2. Create a Pinterest* board titled : “A Curated World – My Moroccan Home” 3. Add 10+ PINS of your dream, Moroccan-inspired room. 4. Repin this photo. 5. Hashtag #marrakech + #acuratedworld on each pin. 6. Submit BY 09/09. Share the link...

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The Perfect Summer Wrap

The Perfect Summer Wrap

06/20/12

I remember one year ‘it’ was a paper thin black t-shirt. More recently ‘it’ was a linen tank top dress with a drawstring empire waist. It’s a black maxi dress. It’s a pink silk-tiered skirt… the ‘it’ I am talking about is the one perfect stylish, comfortable, versatile, cool piece in every woman’s wardrobe that gets thrown on again and again all summer-long. This summer’s IT is a flowing tie-dyed pink and yellow cover up brought to us by Aya’s of Marrakech. I...

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From Tagine to Pastilla: Three Moroccan Cookbooks

From Tagine to Pastilla: Three Moroccan Cookbooks

06/19/12

The food of Morocco is deceptively complex. Glancing at a menu or visiting a welcoming Moroccan’s home for a meal appears to offer merely variations on tagines, couscous, bastilla, and fresh salads. But after wandering through the souks for an afternoon and spying the tins of deep scarlet, electric yellow, and terracotta spices or smelling the sweet and earthy fragrance from a modest pot of soup offered out of an equally modest store-front, one knows that the local cuisine in anything but...

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