Leaving For Morocco!

October 14, 2010

The time has arrived, I will be teaching for the next week in Marrakesh at the Peacock Pavillions thanks to the lovely Angela at Ace Camps and our hostess with the mostess Maryam from My Marrakesh. I am excited to meet my students and share a week of inspiration, shopping, eating, henna painting, a spa retreat, mani-pedis, story telling, an outdoor movie on the lawn, rooftop dinners and general fun girly stuff with them. I have a small surprise for them – a handmade gift that I created and I can’t wait to share because it meant a lot to me to be able to do something personal for each of my students to make them feel welcome and cared for. I hope that they will like my little gift — and I’ll show you later what I ended up creating but until then it has to be a surprise. :)

Leaving For Morocco!

So! I will be offline for a few days but next week I’ll be blogging from Marrakesh so you can expect to hear from me throughout the week. I can’t wait to share our journey with you (well, not the personal bits but the souks, foods and my experiences in Morocco).

See you next week!




  • Reply perfect bound October 15, 2010 at 12:38 am

    I would love to be headed to Morocco right now. Safe travels! What a fun experience for you and for your lucky students.

  • Reply se7en October 15, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Oh Safe Travels!!! I can’t wait to see what inspiration you find over there!!!

  • Reply karina October 15, 2010 at 12:50 am

    Have a great travel!!!

  • Reply Naomi October 15, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Make sure to drink plenty of moroccan mint tea – it’s delicious! Enjoy, xx

  • Reply melissa October 15, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Have tons of fun! this is my DREAM!
    eat some amazing food, drink some yummy mint tea, shop for incredible handmade finds (i LOVE tiles), enjoy the architecture…
    ooh, and a tip: if you get a chance, ask a local to share a story with you. storytelling is an ancient cultural tradition… they have thousands. Read the book “in arabian nights” by thair shah. just a thought :)

    Enjoy your trip, and your first live class

  • Reply judit October 15, 2010 at 1:17 am

    i’m reading Tahir Shah’s The Caliph’s House now….. What a unique country!:) Good luck – I’m sure you will have fun!

  • Reply Piper (DailyDivaDish) October 15, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Can’t wait to see the gifts you created. Have an amazing trip!
    XO Piper

  • Reply Sarah October 15, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Have a wonderful trip Holly and I look forward to reading about the experience…I wish I could afford the trip but maybe next year or the year after…:0

  • Reply Diana October 15, 2010 at 3:05 am

    SO exciting! Wish I could be there :-) Enjoy!

  • Reply Spiral Style October 15, 2010 at 3:08 am

    Have a great trip. Looking forward to photos from the trip. By the way, I’m starting to “reap the benefits” of the Blogging Your Way e course. More viewers and comments. Thanks so much!!!

  • Reply Forgotten Fancies October 15, 2010 at 4:23 am

    Wow, how exciting! I can’t wait to hear about all your adventures when you get back. Good luck with everything Holly!

  • Reply shellie October 15, 2010 at 7:23 am

    im so green with envy…have the most fun ever!

  • Reply alex sunday October 15, 2010 at 8:24 am

    how wonderful! morocco is one of the most magic places i’ve visited. the food in the marrakesh markets is delicious. enjoy the aubergine!

  • Reply noni October 15, 2010 at 9:02 am

    I envy you and your students. grrr

  • Reply juliette October 15, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Have a blast!

  • Reply diana strinati baur October 15, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Have fun you guys. I am a bit sad (sniff) that I could not join you for this. I love morocco and both you and M so I know I will be a big hit. Enjoy it and I will be looking forward to hearing all the details! :)

  • Reply Katy October 15, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Have a wonderful time. So incredibly jealous. The warm weather (as we just had our first frost here in Lux,) the pampering, shopping. All good stuff. Take lots of pictures!

  • Reply Carina October 15, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    So exiting! Lucky you ;-)

    Hope you will share some inspiration from Marrakesh with us!

  • Reply laura trevey October 15, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Oh Morocco! I am so jealous… have a wonderful time and a wonderful weekend!

    xoxo Laura

  • Reply Traveling Mama October 15, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    treq slama! Bon voyage!

  • Reply erika October 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Enjoy your trip Holly, I’m sure it will be great for both you and your students!! I can’t wait to see all the pictures and read your stories !

  • Reply Heidi in Folk City October 15, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Have a wonderful trip! I look forward to seeing your photos from Morocco!

  • Reply Gina D October 15, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Holly, have a fabulous time in Morocco! Safe Travels! Morocco has always been a place that I would love to visit. I can’t wait to see the photos and stories that you post!

  • Reply Helena [ROOM AND SERVE] October 15, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Please say hello from me to Maryam :)

  • Reply winter October 15, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Travel joyously and safely!

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente October 15, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    It sounds just heavenly hun! I sooo wish I could be there! Have a wonderful journey & beautiful time! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  • Reply Erica Cooper October 15, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Enjoy.. celebrate each new moment with the culture and each wonderful lady there. Blessings for safe travels too!

  • Reply Nuit October 15, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    How exciting!!!! I can’t wait to hear all about it!!!!! and cant wait to see that gift ;)

  • Reply Lisa October 15, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Hi Holly! Hope you and the students all have a terrific time! I wish I could join you all — but I’m listening to Marrakesh Express and pretending I’m there instead, hee hee :)

    Hugs! :)

  • Reply Anna Whitford October 15, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Ooh wow! I visited Marrakesh a few months ago and was one of the most inspirational cities i’ve ever visited. Just beautiful. Before my travels, i read up on the city via the fantastic ‘My Marrakesh’ blog. You will no doubt have such a fabulous time! Just wish i was there too…!

  • Reply melissa October 15, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Have tons of fun! this is my DREAM!
    eat some amazing food, drink some yummy mint tea, shop for incredible handmade finds (i LOVE tiles), enjoy the architecture…
    ooh, and a tip: if you get a chance, ask a local to share a story with you. storytelling is an ancient cultural tradition… they have thousands. Read the book “in arabian nights” by thair shah. just a thought :)
    Enjoy your trip, and your first live class

  • Reply Justina Blakeney October 15, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    ug! SOOOO jealous!! have some mint tea for me…very excited for all of you! what an adventure….

  • Reply Natalie October 15, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Amazing! I’m off to Marrakech in 2 weeks to check out wedding venues as my fiance and I are hoping to get married there next year (we live in London, from NZ). Can’t wait to hear about your trip! I’m so excited to go back and visit again – absolutely love that city!

  • Reply Jessie October 16, 2010 at 12:54 am

    Holly, you will have such an amazing time. Angela is the best host!! I was *this* close to booking the trip and I’m sure when I see your photos, I’ll regret not being there with all of you. Have a lovely trip!

  • Reply Small Sweet Steps October 16, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Have an amazing time!!!! I can’t wait to read all about it.

  • Reply soraya nulliah October 16, 2010 at 3:06 am

    Holly-I can’t wait to read all about your Moroccan adventures…it’s a dream destination! There will be so much to see and do and lots of treasures to bring back home with you. Have a safe trip!

  • Reply frenchgardenhouse October 16, 2010 at 3:41 am

    How exciting! I bet you are thrilled….so much fun. Love to hear later how it all went. Happy trip. xo lidy

  • Reply Taunnie October 16, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Love that chair and bedspread. I am looking to add that little bit of the exotic to my home. Thanks for the inspiration! Have fun on your trip.

  • Reply Sarah @ Natural History October 16, 2010 at 8:23 am

    It sounds completely wonderful and I’m sure you’ll have a fabulous time! I can’t wait to see Peacock Pavilions, although it’s unlikely I’ll make it over before this baby is born, alas. Next summer, maybe!

  • Reply Melissa- Miss Sew & So October 16, 2010 at 10:13 am

    oh holly- i am soo excited for you…

    and can’t wait to hear from you via your blog next week….

    i have just booked a week in marrakech and then the atlas mountains for early december this year…so i am going to be watching your trip with such mounting excitement!

    looking forward to seeing what you have made for your students…

    have a wonderful time…

    melissa x

  • Reply Chuzai Living October 16, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Have a safe trip! I cannot wait to hear about Marrakesh from your perspective! Kaho

  • Reply Danielle October 16, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Enjoy…can’t wait to see what you find!

  • Reply mosey October 16, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Wow, exciting! And… you sound like the most awesome teacher ever (making gifts for your students!!)

  • Reply Kelley October 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Have a great time, Holly! I can’t wait to read about your trip.

  • Reply Fresh Design Blog October 16, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Hope it goes well! I’m sure you’ll find lots of inspiring interiors and ideas in Marrakech!

  • Reply Emily October 16, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Oooh- sounds so fun, Holly! Have fun:)

  • Reply thedoodlegirl October 17, 2010 at 4:48 am

    WOW!!! That is so exciting!! Can’t wait to see the gift you give your students. Have fun!!

  • Reply sya October 17, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    oh, what a lovely news and great place to visit! do say hi to Morocco for me.. ;)

  • Reply BODIE and FOU October 17, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I’m so envious…I so wish I was there with you and Maryam!! I’m sure you are going to have a wonderful time there and the Peacock Pavillions look amazing! Grosses bises

  • Reply Melissa Allam October 17, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    How exciting! What a wonderful time it sounds like it will be for you and your students. A time away to fill up the senses, to learn, to relax, to enjoy fellowship with others. Sending blessings for good times.

  • Reply Anna October 17, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Ohh! So exciting! Can’t wait to hear all the details when you return! Happy Travels!
    From Bali With Love,

  • Reply phoenix October 18, 2010 at 12:37 am

    So exciting! Looking forward to your posts from there as I’m heading over there myself next month!

  • Reply Eva Ricci Fine Art Photography October 18, 2010 at 1:49 am

    Holly what a wonderful experience this is….Have a great time. Can’t wait to get news from you.


  • Reply Hilary October 18, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Sounds like a dream of a week! Enjoy!

  • Reply healthydoctor October 18, 2010 at 6:39 am

    have fun! cant wait to see new pictures

  • Reply frauheuberg October 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    so holly, hope you have an incredible time there with all the ladies…and i´m looking forward to all the little stories and pictures you will show us the next time…;)…i´m sure it will be amazing…take care and enjoy all little moments there…cheers and hugs…i…

  • Reply Olivia October 18, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Have a great time in Morocco! take something warm as Autumn nights in Marrakesh can be very chilli!
    Can’t wait to read your Morocco inspired posts :)

  • Reply Ann October 18, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    How does one get an invitation to what sounds like a most amazing week? Is this something you will be doing more of?

  • Reply Casa e Cose October 18, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Oh how exciting! I wish i could go…and its just around the corner for me! The food, the markets, the rooftops and the decoration…must be a little bit of heaven.

  • Reply claire October 18, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Wow Marrakesh! Your event sounds so much fun and what lucky students you have! Have a fabulous time :)

  • Reply Alicia Bock October 19, 2010 at 12:15 am

    How exciting! I can’t wait to see the photographs from your journey. Have a wonderful adventure!

  • Reply PriscilaPetersDecor October 19, 2010 at 4:05 am

    I just love the image you’ve selected! Enjoy…

  • Reply kathy T October 19, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Have fun and be safe

  • Reply Jeanette October 19, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Dear Holly!
    Have a wonderful trip. Wish it was me :)
    …or wish I was one of the students!

    Looking forward to read your posts from Marrakesh.
    Best wishes Jeanette

  • Reply Veronica October 19, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Have a nice trip!! And upload many photos!!

  • Reply Claudia October 19, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Have an amazing time, Holly…have a mani-pedi for me their way…wow I can only imagine! xocc

  • Reply vosgesparis October 19, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Ohh I envy you a bit.. I would love to go there and feel the atmosphere.. of this beautiful country!
    Looking forward seeing your pictures and reading your experiences!

    Have fun! desiree

  • Reply janis - pinecone camp October 19, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    I loved the byw e-class, though I haven’t quite “finished” it all yet, but I’d love to attend your class in Marrakesh! Wow. Can’t wait to see your pics, and your handcrafted gift (what a sweet gesture). Have a great time!

  • Reply Monica October 20, 2010 at 12:33 am

    sounds exciting! Have a wonderful adventure!

  • Reply Ada October 20, 2010 at 2:49 am

    Hi Holly .. Morocco wow!!! Looking fwd to seeing pics and the lovely gift you created for your students.

  • Reply Jess (Where My Heart Is) October 20, 2010 at 6:58 am

    So jealous :)

  • Reply Roboti October 20, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I just came across your blog – so adorable Ihad to link it!

  • Reply fiazoo October 20, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Morocco is awesome, enjoy your trip and bon voyage!

  • Reply Julie-Inspired October 20, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Have an amazing time…Morocco looks so magical!

    Julie xo

  • Reply Notes from Holly St. October 20, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    this sounds amazing! have a wonderful time and i can’t wait to hear all about it!

  • Reply LiveLikeYou October 21, 2010 at 3:58 am

    Have a great time in Morocco!! I’ve been dreaming about going back there for years. It’s magical.

  • Reply Rocio @ Casa Haus October 21, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Can’t wait to hear back from you!!! Good luck on your trip… we’ll be expecting your news and pics! Enjoy!

  • Reply verlichting October 21, 2010 at 10:39 am

    that is a lovely room…looks very sweet..thanks for sharing this idea…

  • Reply Pilar October 21, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    We will miss you!!!!!!!!
    enjoy your trip!!!!!

  • Reply juliette crane October 21, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    a spa retreat + outdoor movies on the lawn! sounds like the perfect time! i can’t wait to hear more about it! so sweet of you to make your surprise gift! i cannot wait to see that too!

    have a fabulous time!

  • Reply hazel October 21, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    How wonderfull for you. Have a great time. WHAT an experience.

  • Reply Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels October 21, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Oh, how fabulous! Have a great time!

    I can’t wait to hear more about the gift, and everything else.

  • Reply ClaraAnne October 21, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Sounds like it will be a really great experience for everyone! You’ll be visiting the Marrakesh markets? Have fun and take lots of pictures!

  • Reply Anna of green gable October 22, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Can’t wait to hear about your trip!

  • Reply Sofie from October 22, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Enjoy the taste, colors and scent in this amazing country! Looking forward to read your stories…

  • Reply ana October 22, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    I’m sure you’ll love Morocco. It’s also a great place for shopping & baigain :)

    Wish you a nice stay

  • Reply Irene October 23, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Wishing you joy and inspiration in your trip.

  • Reply BagOfTags October 24, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Have a wonderful trip!! What a fantastic experience!

  • Reply Caro October 24, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    have a great travel! I can’t wait to read about you trip!
    Best C*

  • Reply October 25, 2010 at 5:06 am

    Sound like a great adventure.

  • Reply Eva Ricci October 25, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Welcome Back Holly.
    Thank you so much for the ad placement…it was so quick.

  • Reply Ania October 25, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I’m sooo jealous….:) Have a great trip!

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