Breathing in the Orients
Marrakech, Morocco | Dar Ayniwen
From the moment we stepped foot at Dar Ayniwen and breathed in the sweet scents of the orange and lemon blossoms, I was in love. The days that followed were romantic bliss and a short, but sweet love story with this private paradise began.
Tips for the Wanderlusters
Dar Ayniwen is the perfect luxury hotel for wanderlusters seeking both adventure and relaxation. Located in the dramatic palm groves of the Palmeraie, Dar Ayniwen is a perfect setting for anyone looking to unwind and escape the stressful reality of work and city life. As I have mentioned countless times already, the air at Dar Ayniwen has a subtle sweet scent which is hypnotic and soothing. Days could be easily spent within the grounds at Dar Ayniwen simply relaxing by the heated pool under a parasol or strolling through the gardens.
With free shuttles to and from the airport and into the Medina, exploring the heart of Marrakech is convenient and very accessible as well. The balance between our exciting days spent exploring the Medina and our afternoons spent in our private jacuzzi in our suite was pure indulgence.
Behind the Scenes
Trying to choose just a few photographs, all taken at a place I had fallen in love with, was suffice to say, quite a struggle. It may be hard to believe when scrolling down this mammoth post, but I really did try to narrow down my selection of imagery taken at Dar Ayniwen significantly.
Once Alice got her suitcase back, we were in full shooting mode. We had spent the day before exploring the vast grounds at Dar Ayniwen, getting excited about each and every potential location to shoot at. These photographs were shot throughout our time at Dar Ayniwen and every day gave us the opportunity to discover new settings within the premises. With a myriad of coloured tiles decorating the floors and walls of Dar Ayniwen, it felt as if I was holding a cardboard picture frame wherever I went. Each corner, nook and cranny was a perfect postcard image waiting to be captured. Each day was even more inspirational than the day before and a truly creative few days for me to completely fall in love with Dar Ayniwen and Marrakech.
City heat shorts | Keepsake. Shirt | Asos. Breanna court shoes | Dune London. Flap bag | Chanel.
All images photographed at Dar Ayniwen, Marrakech.
Photography | Form 42 and Mariko Kuo. Photo editing | Mariko Kuo. Art direction + layout | Mariko Kuo.