photograph by: Baptiste de Ville d’Avay, for Brownbook Magazine.
"I wake up to winds blowing in from the
nearby Strait of Gibraltar, black birds + finches singing, and sleepy children
After a 3km hilly walk to school and back, my sunlit studio awaits
and I paint + draw for 30 minutes (my yoga practice!).
My day continues with a hilltop stop in
the Zid Zid atelier where our team works away on one-of-a-kind-tunics, charming
camels, poofs and more for faithful clients both home and abroad.
And after a homemade lunch of fresh fish +
Moroccan salads with my business partner/husband, I tackle to do’s on other
various projects; from our work with Fondation Zakoura, to our kids club design
for Selman Hotel and content development on our latest project Petit Zarafa™, our
hands on playful language learning method for little ones.
The light shifts again and our kids return
from school with goutez in hand from the local bakery. We all pause for fresh
air by heading to our neighboring stadium for stretching and running.
And after a good run and a busy evening of
homework, dinner and the day’s endings, night falls quietly onto Tangier. I
happily curl up with a Hemingway or Bowles classic gratefully borrowed from the
American School of Tangier Library while night owls hoot in our backyard pine
trees and the waves of the Strait keep their rhythm."
to find out a little more about Julie and Moulay's new project - Petit Zarafa click on the link below