Morocco is mint tea, djellabas and mosques right…? Think again. We meet the new generation using social media to tell their own stories about their culture - and document how it is changing. THE FASHION INFLUENCER @style_beldi Karim Chater, 26, has 182,000 Instagram followers and documents street
The El Fenn boutique is home to a new generation of African talent in fashion, home and beyond. Meet Patrice Kouadio, founder of TRAVEL. Tell us a little about yourself?I’m 31 and from Abidjan, which is the economic capital of the Ivory Coast. I moved to
El Fenn is known for its drama and scale. This suite has all that - and more. In fact, it was an entire standalone apartment before it became one of the six rooms we opened with in 2004. Our original partners Howell James and Vanessa Branson
Mention Moroccan design and one thing will usually top the list: zellige tiling. The intricate shapes, patterns and colours of zellige mosaics are a key element of Moroccan interiors. Cut into a variety of shapes and configurations, the tiling has been used for centuries to create
The leather floors at El Fenn are a key element of our look, beloved by many guests - and, like so many aspects of our rooms, handmade by a team of expert artisans.The floors have been a feature here ever since we opened in 2004.
TRADITIONAL artisanal skills have been passed from generation to generation over centuries in Morocco. They are a fascinating, and integral part, of the culture here. In the first of a new series, we dive into the history and use of one of the most iconic
We’re going to let you into a secret: this room is one of our favourites. It might be smaller than some but has the most beautiful light and a view over our central courtyard. Step out of the huge cedar doors and onto a colonnade to
In many other hotels, this room might have been split into two but we decided to make it one huge, extravagant, suite. We added this suite after buying a neighbouring house a couple of years after we opened and back then it was a series