Thursday, February 28, 2013

Instant Love at Peacock Pavilions


As I mentioned in the last post, I just returned from Morocco (with a short stay in Paris). It was an amazing experience. I went with my sister, Wendy, and part of our trip was a polaroid workshop with Jen and Amanda of Instant Love. There were eight other woman at the workshop as well. Loved them all. It was so nice to hang out with such an inspiring group of people. I'll be sharing more of our adventure next week.

We stayed at the Peacock Pavilions, owned by Maryam, author of Marrakech by Design and blog My Marrakech, and her husband Chris, an architect. The best hosts ever.  Here's some of our week at Peacock Pavilions....

One of the suites in the Atlas pavilion. 

The communal living room in the Atlas Pavilion. I loved this fireplace, and the chairs covered in vintage blankets.

This is a sample of our breakfasts every morning. I miss them so much. ;)

The ladies.

Henna and cocktail night. 


The Medina Pavilion, and yet another crush on a fireplace. 

Beautiful painted ceiling and pendant lights in a suite in the Medina Pavilion. 

Tiger, one of the many stray cats roaming around the property. Chris and Maryam collect strays ;) 


Some of my polaroids taken with my SX-70. 

I loved our stay. I definitely plan to go back, with my husband along next time. What do you think? Could this be a future destination for you? I'd love to know. 

As for the workshop, I highly recommend it, whether you're a pro photographer or newcomer. I thought it would be a fun way to introduce my sister to the world of polaroids, and photography for that matter, and it was. Jen and Amanda are great teachers and very easy to hang out with. No attitude, super helpful and hilarious. I miss them. 

I have so many images, so I'll post more on Flickr later this week. Back soon with another Morocco instalment!

janis
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23 comments:

Melissa Marie Head said...

Oh my gosh that place lookes beyond amazing! I want to go! Perfect pretty spaces, the food looks delic, and how fun to learn more about photography! Thanks for sharing.

Pinecone Camp said...

It was pretty amazing. Thanks Melissa! It was great to pull out my sx-70 again too. Hadn't shot film for awhile!

kickpleat said...

Whoa, total dream trip!! I've always wanted to go to Morocco and Paris. Looks amazing and I love the idea of being there for a workshop.

Danielle Hardy said...

That hotel. sheesh. It's gorgeous! and you captured it so beautifully :) What a fun trip to take with your sister. I have never thought to go to Morocco but it's definitely added to my bucket list now :)

lisaroyhandbags said...

Sounds like an amazing trip so far! Can't wait to hear more! So, what did you buy? :)

Caroline @trend-daily said...

Oh Janissary-completely wonderful-the place, the workshop-everything. Thanks a million for sharing it with us-I would absolutely love to go-defi itely one to save up for :-) caroline

Preciously Me said...

I did a post about the Peacock pavilion last year because I fell in love with this stunning place first time I saw it on Lonny mag!!!
Lucky you :)

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

wow, what an experience!

'just back from morocco with a short stay in paris'....darl, if you werent such a top chick, i'd hate your guts!!!!

: )

xxxx

A Perfect Gray said...

absolutely amazing. I have always wanted to go to morocco...seems so very beautiful. you lucky gal...

Jan Halvarson said...

Stunning pics Janis!

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Lovely shots as always Janis. WHERE DID YOU GET THE POLAROID FILM ????

dahlhaus said...

Oh wow, beyond amazing! How could you not be completely inspired and blown away by such beautiful surroundings (and I'm sure, amazing peeps!) Love love love...

Anna said...

gorgeous photos.Which model camera did you use??

Silky Hart said...

Gorgeous photos and thank you so much for posting about your workshop experience at the Peacock Pavilions. I've been wanting to go there, and I know I will one day. Looking forward to more posts about the workshop!

Lily from Birch + Bird said...

Oh. My. Goodness. What an amazing trip and what stunning pictures!

Amy Walters said...

I'm a little late to comment, but I just have to say how gorgeous the Atlas Pavillion is.

Hildi said...

Looks heavenly! Love the photo's.

nanne said...

what an incredibly beautiful space!!

i haven't pulled out my sx-70 in years, since my short-lived emulsion manipulation period! i might need to dust it off.

i've enjoyed following your morrocan adventures via instagram, thanks for the beautiful images! glad you're home safe and sound.

nanne

permanent magenta said...

Gorgeous photos!!! I'll be off to teach a watercolor workshop there next month and am just beside myself with excitement. Your photos have managed to whet my appetite even more, thanks!

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

ive always loved that ceiling with the paper...sooo pretty!
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Designwali said...

omg this place is so on my bucket list! wow...looks amazing!

La La's Land said...

Janis, I love that blog and have been following it for a while. I'm so happy you got to experience Morocco. One day I will stay in a beautiful riad and shop the markets! Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing!

Gemma said...

Janis! You are a dark horse! You told me you were going to Morocco but you didn't say why. Did your Mum's warnings prove useful?
Love the pics; always swoon inducing. Nancy