Friday, October 19, 2018
On arrival day, we'll transport you from the airport (RAK) to Peacock Pavilions, a family owned estate, custom-built by green architect Chris Redecke and interior designer Maryam Montague. After a brief tour of the property, we'll gather under an Arabian tent to break bread together and enjoy a welcome feast prepared in your honor.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Sleep in, or meet us on the yoga mats for an eastern sunrise practice. Breakfast is served daily on the main terrace and prepared with the rich and varied spices employed for centuries in Morocco. We'll sit poolside on plush carpets and give ear to tales of old, spun by a Traditional Storyteller and practice this ancient craft under the artful guidance of Mehdi El Ghady. Lunch will be followed by free time to explore a good book, work on a writing project, or socialize over cocktails. For those interested in kitchen table style discourse, we'll meet around the fountain inside the main pavilion to discuss women and magic in Moroccan literature. Dinner will be presented under the light of the lanterns on the cabana.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
After breakfast we'll head over to the newly completed Yves Saint Laurent Museum to witness how the vibrant textiles of Amazigh culture influenced the couturier's aesthetic and can serve as muse to your work as well. We'll enjoy lunch under the spell of cascading pink trumpet vines and a menu of French infused Moroccan dishes at Cafe Le Studio, a tranquil respite adjacent to the exhibitions. With a good book or writing prompts in hand, we'll make our way to Jardin Marjorelle and take refuge under its shades. A Berber Museum and the historic home of YSL are on site and open for visitation. We'll reconvene for a journaling session evoking the five senses in our writing practices and creating sacred reading rituals that engage the same senses. In the late afternoon, our guide will lead us through the medina to visit various souks. Our evening will end with a street food tour in the main square.
Monday, October 22, 2018
Sleep in, or energize to a sunrise yoga practice. After breakfast, trek with us to Jnane Tamsna for a cooking class with Chef Bahija, whose passion for Moroccan cuisine has earned her a “cult following” according to Goop. After lunch, explore the gorgeous palm groves on camel back or simply stroll the botanical gardens at Jnane Tamsna. Upon return to our riad, we'll meet with blogger “Maroc Mama” for an intimate conversation on business and blogging. Dinner will be held on one of the roof terraces accompanied by locally grown wine and followed by a night of literary games.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
After breakfast and final reflections, we'll taxi you back to the airport for a safe return home or transfer to your next destination.