This jewelry house was found in 1986 by Temple St. Clair Carr in Florence, Italy. Collaborating with the finest goldsmiths, she creates gold jewels decorated with colored gemstones (blue moonstones, sapphires, tourmalines, colombian emeralds, rubies…). Her jewelry is also characterised … Continue reading →
Jean-Marie Périer is a famous French photographer. I like particulary his work during the sixties. From 1962 to 1974, he was the photographer of the French magazine “Salut les copains”, along with the artists of the sixties.
P.a.r.o.s.h. is an Italian fashion brand founded in the 1980’s by Paolo Rossello. His clothes are sophisticated and vintage inspired. I love the feminine and retro shapes, the high quality fabrics, the floral patterns and the ravishing details. The website … Continue reading →
The Koutoubia has a minaret topping by a 70m-high square tower. The first sanctuary was built under the reign of Abd el-Moumen, but was destroyed due to its imperfect alignment with Mecca. The Koutoubia acquired its current look under the … Continue reading →
Korean born, Samantha Sung launched her eponymous label in London, in 2006. Her clothes are high quality and hand crafted. She creates original and inspired prints. I love her floral prints and the retro and feminine shape of her dresses. … Continue reading →
Walking in the souks of Marrakech is a pleasant change of scenery. The souks means in Arabic “markets”. It is very lively and colorful. It is a myriad of tiny streets, a real labyrinth ! There are various souks ; … Continue reading →
The Saadian tombs (discovered in 1917) were built under the reign of the Sultan Ahmed el Mansour in the 16th century. It was a burial site for himself and his descendants. About two hundred members of the Saadian dynasty were … Continue reading →
Morganite is a variety of beryl (an aluminum beryllium silicate) like emerald and aquamarine. Its colour is pink and varies from light pink to violet-pink, peach, peachy-pink, or salmon color. That’s why, it is sometimes called “pink emerald”. Morganite is … Continue reading →
L’Osmanthe is a pretty and peaceful tea room where we can taste ravishing and delicious pastries. The Chef Fang Jin realizes marvellous French pastries and creates original cakes with Asian flavours (matcha, green tea…). I degusted the fruity and slight … Continue reading →
The Turkish jewelry designer Gurhan Orhan studied the craft of the ancient goldsmiths and namely the use of pure gold. In refining these techniques, he creates marvellous pure 24 karat gold jewels. His touch comes from the fingerprints in the … Continue reading →
Coral is organic like amber ; it is formed by living organisms (corals). “When the coral polyps die, the hardened skeleton remains, and this material is what is used as a gemstone”. The coral has several colours: white (mostly), orange , red, grey and black. Coral is found in “Red Sea, the Midway Islands, the Canary Islands, the Taiwan and Malaysian Coast, the coast of Australia, Italy and Hawaii”.
The Medersa (arabic word for school) Ben Youssef was an important koranic university. It was built in 1570 at the request of the Sa’did Sultan Abdellah Al Ghalib in order to educate the young men attending the mosque located nearby. The … Continue reading →
Nina’s was orginally a perfume distillery company founded in 1672 by Pierre Diaz. This firm was the supplier of fragrances for King Louis XIV and the Court of Versailles. The Queen Marie-Antoinette liked particulary the lavender and rose fragrances. Today, … Continue reading →
Iolite is a magnesium aluminium silicate and has a blue-violet colour. This fine gemstone is found in Brazil, India, Madagascar, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and in the United States. Furthermore, the name comes from the greec word “ios” meaning “purple”. The Viking sailors used the iolite as a polarizing filter in order to find the sun during cloudy days.
Erik Madigan Heck is my favourite fashion photographer. His photos are colorful, pop, romantic and poetic. I like the color contrast, the mix of patterns, the blurry artistic, the moving models, the use of flowers, the retro and colorful style.
Emerald is a precious stone belonging to the beryl group of minerals. Emeralds are green with different shades (medium green, darker green, blue-green or yellowish-green). “Emerald” comes from the old French word “esmeralde” deriving from the Greek word “smaragdos” meaning … Continue reading →
Palais Bahia is incredibly decorated with somptuous mosaics, sculpted stone artifacts and painted doors and ceilings. The palace was built under the reign of two sultans : Sidi Mohammed ben Abd al Rahman (1859-1873) and Moulay Abd al-Aziz (1894-1908). The … Continue reading →
The French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) created this wonderful botanic garden in the 1920’s. Passionate about botany, he brought back exotic plants from his travels (cacti, palm trees, bamboo, coconut palms, jasmine, agaves, bougainvilleas…). He uses the famous Majorelle blue … Continue reading →
Amethyst belongs to the macrocrystalline branch of the quartz group of minerals. The amethyst’s colour varries from purple and violet to pale red-violet. Its colour comes from the iron and aluminium impurities. Furthermore, this fine gemstone is found mainly in Brazil … Continue reading →