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,...
Exploring the Grand Bazaar, Bayram and The Golden Horn
In 1926 the Irish poet William Butler Yeats wrote Sailing to Byzantium: “I have sailed the seas and come to the holy city of Byzantium.” I got here by flying...
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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The Story of Kif Kif

The Story of Kif Kif

05/22/12

I first visited Marrakech in 2009. I walked, talked, and shopped for 10 days – heaven found. I tend to wear all black, but I found myself drawn to the colorful necklaces, flaming embroidered pillows and bright leather clutches of one shop in particular, Kif Kif. Jump ahead to 2011. I am trying to find a ‘fixer’ in Marrakech, a person who can facilitate meeting all the needs of A Curated World. A woman named Stef was recommended several times. She “owns a shop called Kif Kif.” I...

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Jemaa el Fna at the Crossroads

Jemaa el Fna at the Crossroads

04/18/12

At nine in the morning I walked through the large main square of Jemaa el Fna in Marrakech, the insistent sound of drums leading me from my riad through the winding alleys of the souk like aural breadcrumbs. It was a few days into my weeklong trip to Marrakech and I had already been through the square a half dozen times, with each visit offering up another version of the city I was just starting to come to know. This was my first visit to the square alone, and I was happy the drumming had...

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From Home-Spun Comfort to Luxurious Resorts

From Home-Spun Comfort to Luxurious Resorts

04/17/12

With more than 1,200 riads located in the Marrakech medina, picking the perfect place to stay is a difficult decision. But each riad is designed differently.  Each riad has its own unique style and personality, accommodating travellers’ unique needs and expectations for a perfect stay in magical Marrakech. For a luxurious stay overlooking stunning gardens and with some of the best western-style accommodations in Marrakech, book your stay at La Mamounia.  Pamper yourself with a traditional...

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