Marrakech, Morocco: and a tale of my being an on air host for CNN

Dear friends,

Having lived in Marrakesh, and several other cities overseas, I have depended on CNN International, not only as a news source, but also as a gateway into culture all around the world.  In particular, have always loved their feature shows, like Inside Africa and Inside the Middle East. And as far as personal role models go, reporter and anchor Hala Gorani tops my list of everything desirable in a woman - intrepid, smart, compassionate and beautiful.

So it was such a thrill for me last July to work with CNN on a CNNGo Marrakech episode.  It was ridiculously fun being on air explaining Marrakech from a hot air balloon, taking viewers shopping in the Moroccan souks, and talking about the magic (and sheer craziness) of the snake charmers on the Jemma el Fnaa Square.

I am very excited to be giving it another whirl, this time on the show, African Voices.  I'll be featured in an upcoming episode as one of three designers in Africa.  I will be talking about my creative process, sharing items that I've designed in the M.Montague Souk and then taking viewers into Marrakech to show them my inspirations -- including all the beautiful visuals of this chaotic and amazing city I now call home.  

Here are some quick pics from my day with CNN.

This episode of African Voices will air in July!  I'll keep you posted.  

With love from my Moroccan olive grove,

Maryam in Marrakesh

Marrakech Morocco: and a tale of my stint on CNN Go

Dear Friends,

In exciting news I am on CNN Go's travel show this month, which airs TODAY on CNN (and will repeat over the course of the month).  It was so fun being part of the crazy cast of characters who love the Red City of Marrakech and want to share it with you.  

Take a peek at the promo (those are my henna'd hands and that's me in the hot air balloon!:-)): 

Let me know if you catch the episode.  It's airing on CNN International.

Many many thanks to adorable CNN Producer Gisella Deputato for including me!


    Maryam in Marrakech