Since we arrived in Marrakech on early August which happens to be the Eid Al Fitr, most of the business were closed for the holidays. This caused us to stay inside for two days. But that only calls for: Twirling around inside our riad! Yay! And forcing Melvin to shoot me the whole day (thanks Melv)!

But as opposed to what our adventurous soul craves (usually), this time we didn’t mind staying inside at all. After a hectic (and hot) week of photoshoot, we really longed for waking up late, uninterrupted naps, quiet time, slow music and a whole laid back vibe; and being inside our beautiful riad just makes the best chill out period ever.

I highly recommend you to stay in a riad when you visit Marrakech. It is truly part of the charm of Marrakech. It lets you experience living like a local and enjoy genuine Moroccan hospitality. We booked our wonderful two bedrooms house from AirBnb, which has the listing of hundreds of riads to choose from (I had a hard time before making up my mind because all the photos on the site look beautiful). Our riad manager, Moha, is the sweetest human being ever. He cooked us lunch when everywhere else was closed (his cooking is out of this world) and was being very helpful in handling our pick up and delivering to the airport.

Wearing Free People First Kiss dress; Free People Hill Country Lace Up Dress, A.S. 98 Emerson ankle boots and borrowing Mike’s green silk floral djellaba 😀 I put up similar shopping guide below.

All photos taken with Sony A7Rii + Carl Zeiss FE 55mm and 35mm and iPhone | Photos of me taken by Melvin Roberto.

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