I love food. But I’m not a meat eater, nor am I a vegetarian. I sit somewhere between a pescetarian and an experimental meat eater. Back home I sometimes indulge in grass-fed beef and turkey. Weird, I know. But I quit eating chicken nearly 6 years ago when I was on a trip to Guatemala and had a horrible chicken experience. I’ll just leave it at that. And pork, well, I’ve never been a fan. But I do like to be a good sport when traveling and at least try meat in whichever country I’m in. But friends, I made a mistake by eating lamb the other night. It did not agree with me and I’ve had some weird bug for the past 24 hours. It’s not fun being sick in another part of the world, but it’s all part of the adventure, right? I’m beginning to feel normal again, though, and am getting really excited for the arrival of my friend Cassi tomorrow. A new chapter begins, but not before the one below ends.
Nina and I went to Fez Cafe’ for coffee and cookies. It sits inside the Le Jardin des Biehn riad which is absolutely gorgeous (it was recently featured in Côté Sud) and cozy. This is one of the rooms.
This was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Our friend Fouad had a Sufi band sing for nearly three hours to bless his riad (Riad Les Oudayas). It was so beautiful I cried. Video to come later.
So for those who don’t know, my friend Nina recently moved to Fez from Los Angeles with her two daughters to experience a change of pace and different lifestyle, and also to raise her daughters in a different part of the world and absorb a different culture. They’re learning Arabic and French and I can’t help but visualize them becoming the most well-rounded, cultured, and educated girls. Such an amazing experience for them.
This is Nina demonstrating how women where the Moroccan wedding blankets. Every time I look at this I think of this Cèline bag.