Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Chic in Morocco: Jardin Majorelle

One of the highlights from Marrakech, Morocco was visiting Jardin Majorelle. In 1923, the french painter Jacques Majorelle fell in love with the intense light of Morocco and built himself a Moorish villa around which he designed a luxurious garden and a separate bright blue studio.  The garden was opened to the public in 1947 and was later bought and restored by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge in 1980.  Because of the climate of Morocco, it's not your typical garden.  It reminds me more of a Japanese zen garden with palm trees and cactus.  It is such a special place that Yves Saint Laurent had his ashes laid to rest at a memorial on the property. Definitely a must visit place in Marrakech.

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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