Marrakech hotel

Marrakech guest house: a tale of the Room of the Sufi Seamstress, Part 2

Oh there are benefits to having a boutique hotel in Marrakech. Namely, you get to play and decorate them the way that you wish. Here's more on the Room of the Sufi Seamstress at Peacock Pavilions.


A gold hand embroidered cushion from Om Home.

An antique metal tassel from Turkey, hanging in front of shades made from vintage yellow sari silk.

Detail of an old hand embroidery bought on assignment in Afghanistan.

Table scape with antler and photography books.

Door handles made from old Indian print blocks.

Old steamer trunk with initials.

Cotton percale pillows with the peacock feather embroidered (designed by Vanessa Valencia).

Black Moroccan marble mantle, vintage hand embroidery/tassels from Pakistan, old brass vase from Syria, antique map of Paris, black fossil from Morocco.

Room of the Sufi Seamstress

 Perhaps you might like to come and stay in Marrakech at Peacock Pavilions?  Read more about Peacock Pavilions right here.

Marrakech: and a tale of wine tasting at Peacock Pavilions B&B

It was in my dining room at Peacock Pavilions.  The wine tasting, the Moroccan wine tasting. All reds.  The bottles huddled covered in a corner, waiting, anonymous.

Wine 6

And then the bottles were spread out, one by one.  And the guests came in.

Wine 1

Wine was poured, each bottle in its turn.

Wine 2

Alex, our star Peacock Pavilions intern was in charge.  His many months on a French vineyard came in handy.  We all learned a thing or two about wine -- how to peer at it, smell it, taste it.  Then we scored each of the wines on specially prepared Peacock Pavilions cards. 

We drank and then we drank more.  But there were canapes to make sure that we didn't drink ourselves silly. (Cough)

Wine 3

And then it was time for the big reveal.   Which wines had been scored highest? Which were the best value?

Wine 4
Oh there were surprises!

Wine 5

And in the end all that were left were the wines, revealed of all their secrets.  The one that came in 6th place, looked down right embarrassed.....

Wine 7
PS After 3 months, it's our last day with Star Intern Alex.  Sniff.  We loved having you, Alex, and are so grateful for all your help.  So now I'd like to raise my glass to you.  Best of luck doing whatever it is that lawyers do in London.  You are always welcome at Peacock PavilionsAlways.