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EVENTS & TRAVEL

Travel: Lisa and Marlon's Honeymoon

After a magical wedding at Gurney’s Resort & Spa in Montauk, Lisa and Marlon hit the road on a three-week honeymoon. Spending a majority of their trip in Morocco, the newlyweds shared unforgettable experiences, including a hike through the High Atlas Mountains on their way to spend the night in a Berber cave as well as a journey through the Sahara desert on the back of camels. Lisa and Marlon documented the trip from beginning to end sharing their favorite parts along the way. 

*See below to read more about their vacation, with captions by Lisa.

  • Day 1 in Marrakech was filled with shopping for goodies including the world-famous Moroccan rugs.
  • Learning the intricate weaving techniques used in Berber rug creation at an antique loom.
  • Being served the ubiquitous Berber mint tea at the rug palace.
  • Our favorite purchase of the trip, our hand-made vintage rag-style Berber rug in amazing vibrant colors.
  • Stacks on stacks of one of a kind gorgeous rugs.
  • Sharing yet another glass of mint tea with the owner of the amazing rug shop.
  • Standing in front of hanks of beautiful naturally-dyed wool in indigo, saffron and navy. Heaven!
  • Having a glass of my favorite freshly-squeezed orange juice in the Jemma el Fna central square of Marrakech.
  • In one of the best antique jewelry stores in Marrakech shopping for vintage sterling Berber baubles!
  • Piles of enticing dates, apricots and figs. Yum!
  • Taking in the beautiful Moroccan sunset over a beer and peach hookah.
  • A cool dude in traditional dress chilling in the main square in the old Medina.
  • Day 2 in Marrakech enjoying a fantastic cooking class - a gift from my bestie Sandra! Here we are shopping for all the ingredients for our delicious lunch at the local market.
  • Preparing our incredible chicken tagine with classic Moroccan spices like saffron and cumin.
  • Stuffed sardines with rice and veggies.
  • Golden fritters of delight.
  • Need I say more?
  • Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in one of my favorite Moroccan towns, the gorgeous and cool Essaouria.
  • Checking out the fantastic port with its ancient Portuguese fort walls.
  • Beautiful blue boats lined up in the post.
  • Lobster traps, beautiful in and of themselves.
  • Marlon (my hubby) sporting an incredible example of an antique Berber cuff in sterling silver with enamel and semi-precious stones.
  • Jewelz! I did some serious damage here.
  • Trying on the jewel beauties. I love the interesting shapes and material combinations of Berber jewelry.
  • At an argon oil collective, learning how to crack the little argon nuts with some local ladies.
  • Two beautiful kiddies running around the place.
  • At a Kasbah - a real life Kasbah! This was the ancient home of one of Morocco's kings. He uses this window for peering down at the eligible ladies trying to win his heart.
  • Running through the stunning Kasbah interior, a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • This tile work! Unbelievably gorgeous.
  • Embarking on a hike in the High Atlas Mountains on our way to spend the night in a Berber cave.
  • The incredible cave of our hosts! This was the reallll deallll.
  • Trying on traditional Berber dress after our night in the cave. I bought some amazing dresses and shawls here... so vibrant.
  • On a cliff overlooking the start of the great Sahara desert dunes.
  • On our camels, "Bob Marley" and "Jimi Hendrix" with our guide Ali.
  • Waiting to see our tagine in a fantastic nomadic desert tent.
  • Just arrived in Fez and I'm in awe of the incredible tile work that is in every nook and cranny.
  • Visiting a tile factory - this is the kiln where the work is fired.
  • Just a random passing donkey laden with pelts. Quite the regular occurrence actually.
  • Outside yet another incredible door in the old Media of Fez inlaid with the most fabulous tile work.
  • Morning chilin' on our hotel rooftop in the stunning and one-in-a-million town, Chefchaouen.
  • Met this brave little buddy on a stoop. I wanted to take a picture with about ten kids around his age, but when I approached they all fled, laughing hysterically. He stayed for the pic and was the hero of his friends for posing with the wierd foreign lady.
  • The entire town is the most magical shade of blue - this alleyway is particularly arresting.
  • Purchasing a handmade mini-rug from a sweet guy.
  • Desert shadows in the morning Sahara light.
  • A close up of my camel friend, Jimi Hendrix.
  • Tuareg antique talismanic jewelry.
  • Berber sterling set into ebony wood.
  • Antique Tuareg lock and key set.
  • Marlon jumping for joy in the blue city of our dreams.
  • Getting my Stan Smiths henna'd by a local lass.