Escaping to Riad Les Yeux Bleus
Yes, Marrakesh is madness, mayhem and pure melodrama, so of course we totally love it! But even for culture-chaos junkies like us, there are moments when you just need an oasis of calm. To be honest, every single time I left the medina, we really needed a place to chill. Luckily, many of the city’s old riads, traditional Moroccan houses or palaces, have been converted into luxurious boutique hotels which make for the perfect place to hide away (especially when it is 100 F outside!!!)
During our time in Marrakesh, we stayed in the stylish Riad Les Yeux Bleus, a vision of serenity and our paradise retreat away from the manic world outside its ochre walls. The environment is an intoxicating blend of Moroccan tradition and North African contemporary cool. We spent a fair share of our Marrakesh time sipping tea in a sea of technicolor pillows or sitting in the cool shade of towering bamboo. There were a couple of days when I had to drag Thomas kicking and screaming away from the pool or the rooftop terrace. We loved it so much, we’ll be doing a video on Marrakesh and Riad Les Yeux Bleus in the near future.