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VILLA ANOUK

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The bucolic countryside surrounding Essaouira is one of its greatest surprises. Villa Anouk sits at the heart of it, down a long, bumpy, dirt track about 20 minutes by car from Essaouira.292A6326ThePerfectHideaway_VillaAnouk15ThePerfectHideaway_VillaAnouk18ThePerfectHideaway_VillaAnouk08ThePerfectHideaway_VillaAnouk20ThePerfectHideaway_VillaAnouk07ThePerfectHideaway_VillaAnouk13ThePerfectHideaway_VillaAnouk14ThePerfectHideaway_VillaAnouk04ThePerfectHideaway_VillaAnouk19ThePerfectHideaway_VillaAnouk11

If one of the impossibly sexy agroturismos (rural houses) of Ibiza was to fall out of the sky and land near Essaouira it would probably look something like this. Owner Anouk Beguery has been sympathetic in a restoration of the farm building, keeping the original features such as like the locally thatched thuya wood-beamed ceilings. But the space has been opened up – light pours in through huge cedar-wood framed doors and arched windows highlighting exposed stone walls, champagne-coloured upholstery, sequinned wedding blanket cushions and sheepskin rugs casually tossed across wire-framed armchairs.

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JACQUELINE MORABITO

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Between architecture, design, decoration, silverware, sculpture and topiary art, Jacqueline Morabito is a prime exemple of the creative soul. After studying at the Faculty of Law in Nice, she turned her attention towards craftsmanship and the applied arts, following in her parents’ footsteps and without ever abandoning her roots on the Côte d’Azur.

Her various experiences with craftsmen revealed her true vocation. In fact, Jacqueline doesn’t fit into any particular box; her imagination is boundless, allowing her rare freedom in the way she goes about her art. In 1989, after signing her name to the decor for the theatre in Nice, she devoted herself more to interior architecture. Her areas of predilection are old buildings that she rehabilitates with passion in a contemporary but timeless style, creating a peaceful, chic and poetic world that is utterly spell-binding. For Jacqueline, enhancing the past is a necessity, preserving everything about our roots, our sediment, turning it into something topical and contemporary which will withstand the test of time. We need to respect our history and our buildings; why change everything at all cost, why raze everything to the ground? No rules should be imposed, depriving us of our creative freedom. Her favourite materials are wood, stone, concrete, whitewash, plaster, terra cotta, fabrics, earthenware, blown glass, plant-life… jm-70-1900x1264jm-75-1900x1264jm-59-1900x1264jm-50-1900x1264jm-66-1900x1264jm-76-1900x1264jm-71-1900x1264jm-73-1900x1264jm-45-1900x1264jm-47-1900x1264

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FINCA SA PEDRA – MALLORCA

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Italian artist Fabrizio Plessi has made one of his dreams come true on the sunny island of Mallorca, Spain, in the form of his summer retreat, Finca Sa Pedra.

The renovated and converted house is made of large, rough, yellow sandstone blocks and is surrounded by cornfields and olive trees. The stone also informs the flair of the light-flooded rooms, complemented by white walls and a minimalist interior design concept.

At Sa Pedra nature is an integral part of the architecture and enters into dialog with modern design elements. In the former barn, exposed stones on the floor lead to the seating, in what is now a lounge area. Through the old wooden door in the bathroom one can see a modern Corian washbasin and in the kitchen the 7.2 m long stainless-steel ‘Convivium’ island, by Italian kitchen manufacturer Arclinea contrasts starkly with the rough sandstone outer walls. Here, nature and technology harmonize.

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VALLODOLID – MESON DE MALLEVILLE

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This beautiful 16th century house, is a four-room sanctuary set right across from the historical Convent of San Bernardino de Siena in the colorful colonial town of Valladolid.

The former home of Coqui Coqui founders, Nicolas Malleville and Francesca Bonato, Mesón de Malleville lovingly opens its doors to guests in the spirit of warmth and family. The couple renovated this beautiful colonial house yet maintained the original moorish tile floors, walls and high ceilings with wooden beams from the 1600’s. Here Malleville and Bonato raised their two children and received friends and family from all over the world. It was a well-lived house always full of joy and love. With this mind, the couple decided it was time for their home to be open to the public and thus Mesón de Malleville was born.

It features Oficios Artesanos in a stunning boutique, an outdoor café serving freshly brewed coffee and tea and an indoor patio where guests can relax as if they were in the privacy of their own homes. Every room is decorated in the distinct Coqui Coqui style yet each with its own personality, showcasing the couple’s furniture from family heirlooms to those gathered from their travels.

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monastery son ru – mallorca

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Son Ru, a 13th Century Monastery set high up in the hillside of the UNESCO World Heritage Tramuntana range of Mallorca. A ten minute drive away from the village of Deia, known for its beauty and artistic residents. The property enjoys breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea, while surrounded by millennial olive groves. A thirty minute drive from Palma’s international airport, this unique family owned home, is available for rent throughout the year.

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LA MAISON – MARRAKECH
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“La Maison is our headquarters, the heart and soul of The Secret Souk, where we, the founders Jasmien Hamed and Nicole Francesca Manfron, met in 2009 for the first time and where the idea for our souk concept was born. Situated in the eastern medina – the most local and authentic area of Marrakech – you can find our private space exclusively operating via the Airbnb platform. Sharing La Maison with travel souls, foodies & design lovers from all over the world.” – Nicole Francesca Manfron

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La Maison
132 Derb Arrab
Marrakech
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