Tangier my dear! Hibiscus collection is enhanced by er…donkey straps…

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I’ve just come back from a trip to Tangier, Morocco for a few days with my friend Marina (looking v stylish above).  We had a blast shopping, poking around the markets, eating fish soup at the charismatic Popeyes restaurant, exploring the medina and so forth. It’s not often I get to meet a journalist, artist, novelist/botanist and movie star within a 5 day period.  That’s a taste of Tangier, a bit of everything, mostly the unexpected. On one of my walkabouts I became very inspired by a bunch of coloured woven donkey straps, and similarly a few days later by a hamam strap. “Er? What is Sarah banging on about?” Well.. all will be revealed in 2012, I predict there’ll be donkey straps paraded around St Tropez and the like next Summer.  Primitive Chic, I’ll leave it at that. It was an extra valiant effort because I was on crutches having torn my calf muscle in London.. I’m mentioning this because the Moroccans were completely lovely to me, I had help wherever I went and well wishers all the way. It’s not all bad though, the donkey strap weaver’s expressed an interest in marrying me,  he thinks I’m a good prospect with my new business, he’s pushing 80 years bless him and his luck!

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A no beating round the bush inscription on a head stone in the cemetary of St Andrews Church

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Marina’s at the bar with me at the vibrant Cinema Rif, a recently renovated art deco cinema in the heart of Tangier with a cool cafe. Check the Tangier youth scene behind her, they’ve got a good look going on.

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This entry was published on July 15, 2011 at 5:53 pm. It’s filed under beach bag, beach wear, Hibiscus, holiday wear, morocco, myhibi.com, shopping, Tangier, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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