Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
OK so this house is not in Tangiers,
in fact its not even in Morocco,
but it could be . . .
When I saw it on Pinterest I was immediately drawn to it and started the process of pinterest sleuth- work (as one does) to discover its whereabouts.
Its in Mexico!
And, even better, if you have mexican holiday aspirations, it can also be found on Airbnb.
I think it is the overwhelming simplicity of design that draws me to this house,
and the way it sits so comfortably in its environment.
it would only be a matter of hours, if not minutes,
before I started slinging some carpets onto that concrete floor,
or adding some brash cushions into the mix,
but it has nevertheless been placed firmly into my file for inspirational elements and ideas.
What do you think Casa Tiny?
(and yes, that really is its name!)
images via airbnb, miluccia and pinterest
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
By Laurence of L'Atelier de Laurence Tanger
Tucked away on a quiet street just above the medina of Tangiers is the concept store of Laurence Guitard-Bezos . . . L'atelier de Laurence. It sits alongside the La Maison de Tanger just in case you also happen to need a place to stay while perusing the streets and souks of Tangiers!
Laurence has created a colourful and eclectic collection of homeware,clothes and accesories from morocco as well as other corners of the world that have attracted her attention. She has shared with us a few of the things she loves about Tangiers.
"Ce que j aime beaucoup à Tanger c est de prendre un café sur la terrasse du cinéma Rif et d regarder les gens passés un joyeux mélange de population"
What I really like in Tangier is to take a coffee on the terrace of the Rif cinema and watch the people passing by, a wonderful melting pot and mix.
"Ensuite un de mes endroits préférés reste le café Hafa avec la vue prenante et envoûtante sur le détroit."
And then one of my favourite places remains the Hafa café with its mesmerising view over the strait.
"J'aime aller me,promener dans la garrigue de Mediouna à travers les petits sentiers ou l on rencontre quelques fois les familles de sangliers sauvage et enfin et surtout la plage autour du mirage ou là nous pouvons marcher avec les chiens durant des kilomètres et des kilomètres et même prendre un petit café dans un café de plage qui fait de très bonnes sardines grillées (après aeroport)."
I like to go walking in the scrubland of the mediouna, throught the small trails where sometimes you can even encounter a wild boar family - and last but not least, the beach around the Mirage where we can walk with the dogs for miles and miles as even have a quick coffee in a beach café, that also does very good grilled sardines!(just ater the airport).
So a few ideas to get you out and about if you are in Tangiers . . .
and don't forget to pop in and see Laurence in her Atelier
at 9 rue Al Mabarra, Tanger.
images and credits via