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Conde Nast Traveler x Aerin Lauder’s Guide to Morocco

by Amanda Ross

It’s as important to know where to shop as what to wear in a different part of the world. See what Aerin Lauder chose to wear in her Guide to Morocco in the October issue of Conde Nast Traveler here

We love her recommendation of packing our Moroccan slippers and a one-of-a kind hats by Adriana Santiago, here she selected The Lee Hat from our collection (sold out but more are available in the Shop.)

Currently on my Aerin wish list is this bag, these ballet flats, and this lip conditioner.

In the meantime we’ve selected some of our favorite picks from Aerin’s piece below.

WHERE TO GO

Every visit requires a visit to the ancient city of Marrakech— Morocco’s third largest, after Casablanca and Rabat —followed by a visit to Aerin’s second favorite city: Tangier.

PACK YOUR TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

A nonstop flight from New York City to Casablanca is about 7 hours, so travel times can vary based on your departure and Moroccan destination city. “Some of my travel essentials include my iPhone—which goes everywhere with me—my travel size gold AERIN brush & comb and pink AERIN batik makeup bag. For accessories, Amanda Ross designs feminine and eclectic pieces that are perfect for a Moroccan trip, such as a large ornate Santiago hat.”

GET LOST IN THE SOUKS

“The souks (open-air marketplaces) in Marrakech are famous for the incredible array of Moroccan treasures like embroidered tunics, colored glass, jewelry, spices, and ceramics. I could spend days there searching for inspiration.

DON’T MISS THE JARDIN MAJORELLE

TAKE A SIDE-TRIP TO THE PORT CITY OF TANGIER

The Villa Mabrouka (House of Luck), once home to Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé, is “the ultimate dream.” Set on a cliff uphill from downtown with sweeping views of the sea, gives travelers a glimpse of true luxury.

AND BEFORE YOU LEAVE, PLAN YOUR NEXT VISIT

“There is so much I still want to see and do. I want to go for a hike in the dessert and go on a camel ride. Morocco is an overall source of inspiration at AERIN,” she says, noting its bohemian flair.

xo ARossGirl