It was a sunny day in Marrakech when I went to Geneva to attend the Salon du Livre. Morocco was the guest of honor. So exciting!
There were pretty girls in Moroccan dress discreetly reminding us at every corner.
Here's a detail of the embroidered Moroccan caftan one was wearing.
Master craftsman had been brought over from Morocco to share on Moroccan design. One made beautiful turned wood with his feet! (Note to self: train feet to get craftier!)
Here's a closeup of some of the sublime hand carved Moroccan plasterwork, known as geps, that was on display.
There were all kinds of exhibitions and artist installations, and even a Moroccan tea salon. The very smart Moroccan Minister of Tourism Lahcen Haddad spoke to the press and made Moroccans (and pretend Moroccans like myself) proud.
(And I even spoke on the radio, too:-))
But perhaps most lovely of all, there was a Moroccan book pavilion filled with stunning art and, well, books -- both new and centuries old.
But the book that made me the most shy and happy to see, was my own, Marrakesh by Design. Oh! It was displayed in front of Moroccan carpets :-)
PS I am coming on my book tour to the US this very week! If you are there, I would love to meet up! I hope to posting the schedule tomorrow:-)
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