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Moroccan Honeymoon


Freelance Decor Writer Mila Crewe-Brown recently spent two weeks on honeymoon in Morocco. After a long flight via Turkey her first port of call was Marrakech with its ancient labyrinthine alleys and Djemaa el Fna square coming to life at dusk. Next she headed out of the city to the dry mountainous region of Ouirgane at the base of Mount Toubkal. Its red mountainscape and olive tree dotted hills were a definite highlight. She spent a few days wandering the old Portuguese port of Essaouira on the west coast, where she honed her skills in carpet negotiating and soaked up the cool, salty sea air.  Traveling north by train to Fez, Mila discovered its steeply sloped medina, lined with craft stalls selling sandals, silverware and pottery. There, she visited an age-old leather tannery and passed by elaborately designed mosques, whose call to prayer consumes the city throughout the day.

Text and images: Mila Crewe-Brown An interior design graduate and writer with an insatiable passion for design, decor and travel, Mila Crewe-Brown cut her teeth working at Condénast House & Garden magazine before embarking on a year and a half journey across three continents. Now back and freelancing in Johannesburg she dedicates her time to writing copy for various interior and lifestyle publications. Visit her blog idreamofdesign.