BY Lisa Lindblad
October 30, 2011
The sites of Marrakech can be seen in one morning. While they tell a complex story that underpins much of what enchants travelers to this city – the architecture, craftsmanship, cultural diversity – what captivates here is the light. Yves Saint Laurent fell under the spell of this red city and, with Pierre Berge, he bought a house and planted a wonderful garden, Majorelle. The house and garden have long since been incorporated into a foundation and the latter is, perhaps, the most peaceful and well-tended public space in the city (there is an entry fee). Attached to the garden is a boutique with Saint Laurent-inspired, and designed, pieces as well as a small museum of Berber jewelry, textiles and objects that has recently been renovated. It is a little gem that shows off their collection to perfection. Particularly wonderful is the jewelry collection beautifully mounted under a heavenly vaulted roof pinpricked with lit stars.
And there is always that blue…that gorgeous majorelle blue…