From Morocco, we flew into Milan for an adventurous road trip. First stop.. The Italian Coast! We drove into Portofino, and enjoyed a beautiful walk from our hotel to sample their amazing cuisine.
I was so inspired by all of the coloured buildings, I had never seen anything like it in my life. Thankfully it was winter, and we really were the only tourists in site. Such a great way to see the coast without all of the hoards, yet not as magical.
We then drove to The Cinque Terre, and rode the train to see what each of the five towns had to offer. Next Stop…. Nice, France.
It was late at night when we arrived to our Riad in the Old Medina of Marrakech, Morocco. I was in total awe by the interiors of the lounge area, such a great space to enjoy the contrast of new my mac laptop admits such raw and traditional surroundings. I must make note, at that point in time, it wasn’t as magical as it may appear. I was still trying to come to terms with what I had witnessed take place on the other side of the walls, where alley ways were full of old local men, speaking arabic alongside ferral cats scurrying about.
I do know that I remember waking up and seeing things in a different light. I walked up to the top of our Riad for breakfast and was amazed by how beautiful the city seemed, being up there was so surreal. Reflecting on the above picture I am happy to have witnessed such flawless and simple exteriors, the pretty pastel tones of the walls, their traditional trimming and a few nude coloured woven cushions.
After passing through the souks, we arrived at a cafe. I soon found the most amazing feature wall I’ve seen in my life! Naturally, I had to stop and grab a few photos, of course I received a few stares.. (I certainly did not care, the things we do for Instagram)
Aside from the architecture, the highlight of my trip was getting to see such a unique array of Moroccan market ware, from the lanterns to the bowls and trays. I can safely say that next time I’m in London I hope to definitely fly to Morocco for a big shop, stocking up on cushions, rugs, trays and more.
This was one of my first Textile Collaborations, I couldn’t believe how excited I was to see the final product. I had drawn this Mandala Print sitting in my apartment in Milan, my family were watching a movie and I was feeling creative. I was so excited to use the pens that my Boyfriend Angus bought me in Switzerland, St Mortiz.
I absolutley love love love how these photos turned out. Ruby Yaya has such amazing style, I would describe it as “Chic Bohemian” for the everyday woman.
Ruby Yaya wholesale their clothing, so to shop this print view their stockists at http://www.rubyyaya.com/stockists/
Much Love, Britt xx
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