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    down by the seaside

    Apr 18, 2010

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    the house where our team stayed in essaouira (and shot several images in the book) was so special it deserved its own post.  named “atlantic,” the house is located right off of essaouira’s medina and looks so cozy and relaxing i would never want to leave.  wooden stairs climb towards the sky and rooftops fade (…) Read more »

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    castles made of sand…

    Apr 16, 2010

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    about a three hour drive through the desert to the west of marrakech will bring you to the seaside town of essaouira in morocco.  from the pictures you can feel the laid back vibe of a quaint fishing town, but essaouira also has an artistic culture that is very much alive- its medina houses several (…) Read more »

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    shooting the morocco catalog

    Apr 15, 2010

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    the morocco catalog was shot by photographer dan martensen – he also shot our february catalog – we love him. the team also worked with morocco-based producer fred fantun, who has worked on numerous fashion editorials, and his familiarity with the area saved our team on multiple occasions. one obstacle? the lack of cars- our (…) Read more »

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    inspiration from marrakech

    Apr 12, 2010

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    photos taken by our producer in marrakech… let them take you on a journey through a world of lights, color, activity and inspiration as far as the eye can see. (…) Read more »

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    a taste of morocco

    Apr 11, 2010

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    much like the culture itself, moroccan cuisine is extremely diverse – a literal melting pot of berber, moorish, mediterranean, arab and african influences.  spices, dried fruits and vegetables are used extensively in most dishes, often served with couscous.  meals are also typically served with bread, which is used as a utensil for scooping up food (…) Read more »

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    where to stay in marrakech

    Apr 09, 2010

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    when our team went to morocco to shoot the april catalog their first stop was marrakech.  they stayed in a gorgeous spot just outside the city, where small streets and alleyways recede into a vast grove of palm trees.  the sounds of the city are a distant memory as you enter a peaceful oasis where (…) Read more »

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    a suitcase for morocco

    Apr 06, 2010

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    the climate in morocco is warm almost all year round, although temperatures do differ depending on where you stay – coastal towns are much cooler and marrakesh can be pretty hot, especially in summer months.  an item like the fes romper would be the first thing in my suitcase because it’s casual and cool for (…) Read more »

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    riding on the marrakesh express…

    Apr 06, 2010

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    in 1966 graham nash took a train from casablanca to marrakesh, and the experience moved him to write about the sights, sounds and feelings in what became the song named after the train, “marrakesh express.” the line that stands out to me is “had to get away to see what we could find,” a sentiment (…) Read more »

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    a little piece of paradise

    Mar 18, 2010

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    one of our fpgirls just returned from vacation and shared these wonderful photos and story. take a moment and let us transport you to a place we think is pretty special… there’s a small island tucked to the coast of Puerto Rico where horses run wild, beaches are made of flour soft sand, and a (…) Read more »

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    sxsw style

    Mar 16, 2010

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    the weather forecast for sxsw is looking beeeauuutiful! sunny skies and temperatures in the seventies – could it get any better than that? with that in mind here is a suitcase of suggestions for what to bring if you’re heading to texas this week…straight from one of our experts who is going and has been (…) Read more »

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    south(by southwest)bound

    Mar 15, 2010

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    the sxsw music festival starts this week in austin, and two of our girls are headed down to partake in the action! this week, i’ll be bringing you tips on must-see bands, the best venues, the best food, cupcakes and more!! last photo is by megan bingham. (…) Read more »

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    sky blue sky

    Feb 22, 2010

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      a final batch of photos our team took while they were in california shooting our february book.  stay tuned for a new catalog coming in march! can you believe it’s already the last week of february? spring is getting close…hooray! (…) Read more »

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