Good Monday! I always like to look at the pictures of our Marrakesh trip in November. I have a few more posts planned for you. Today I’ve got a look with this beautiful sequined jumpsuit in the desert for you. A little glamor feeling in our “Glamp” (Glamor Camp) had to be.
Marrakesh is an incredibly exciting and vibrant city. If you spend more than two or three days in Morocco, I strongly recommend you to get out of the city for a bit. There was only one wish for us – off to the (stone) desert!
The stone desert is about 30-50 minutes outside of Marrakesh. The proximity is ideal for a night.
The sand desert is at least 8 hours away from Marrakesh. There are two big deserts: Erg Chegaga and Erg Chebbi. I will definitely visit these at the next stay.
Stone DesertSCARABEO CAMP
For the perfect “Berber” feeling we chose the Boho “Glamp*” the Scarabeo Camp. Our ride was relaxed and our driver was super nice. Fortunately, I speak French very well, so local communication is a lot easier. The journey was a perfect way to pit our driver with any questions about Marrokko that had accumulated over the course of the day.
We arrived around 3pm and had plenty of time to enjoy the camp. While our bags were brought into our family tent, we were greeted with a fresh Moroccan mint tea and pastries. The rest of the afternoon we spent relaxed, enjoyed the sun outdoors.
For those who find it difficult to just relax and unwind, I strongly recommend taking a card game with you.
*glamp = glamour camp
my girl gang
Scarabeo Camp TENTS & PRICES
I recommend you to book directly through the Scarabeo Camp, just as we did. Communication is quick and easy. Write an email with the note that I have recommended you. You will definitely get a better price.
The Scarabeo Camp is not an ordinary camp and therefore has higher prices. Here it pays off to book a family tent from two people, which is a lot cheaper than the double tent.
Booking directly with the owner is not for everyone. But this is very well proven in Morocco. Here you can bargain again on the price and the owner saves the high platform fees.
SCARABEO CAMP PRICING
Maure Suite Superior
Tent for 2: Double or twin bed including half board: 2775 DHS (ca. 265€)
Maure Family Suite
Tent for 3: double bed + 1 single bed including half board: 2715 DHS (ca. 259€)
Tent for 4: double bed + 2 single bed including half board: 3080 DHS (ca. 294€)
Disclaimer: Disclaimer: we got 50% off our booking – thank you Scarabeo Camp!
Equipment of the tent suite
The tents are all decorated in Berber and boho style. On the floor beautiful carpets are laid out. Right on entering we found a small wardrobe with integrated charging station*. To the left of the entrance was a cozy fireplace, which is lit in the late afternoon.
* In fact, the entire Scarabeo camp is powered by solar energy.
Optional Leisure Activities
For a longer stay, the camp also offers several activities and excursions. Here you can drive for 2 hours Quad (950 DHS, about 91 €) or buggy (2000 DHS, about 191 €). In addition, you can still ride a camel (400 DHS, about 38 €) and many other activities.
Fancy seeing Marrakesh from the top? You can also book a hot air balloon tour (2250 DHS, about 215 €).
Dinner UNDER THE SKY
After a beautiful sunset mood we got ready for dinner. At night it can be a bit cooler in the tent, so for safety’s sake I have packed a light down jacket.
If there was one attraction we couldn’t miss it was the new Yves Saint Laurent Museum. The museum opened on On September 18, 2017 in Yves Saint Laurent’s second home, Marrakesh. In fact, there wasn’t a place where he couldn’t be more creative than in Marrakesh.
Designed bySTUDIO KO
The new Yves Saint Laurent Museum was designed by Studio KO. It was commissioned by Pierre Bergé who unfortunately passed away before the opening. The architectural studio is based in Paris / London / Marrakech. The architects have been designing single-family homes to date. You can imagine what such an assignment means for an architectural studio. With the completion of this contract worth 15 million euros, the architects are in line with those you will always remember.
Upon entering the entrance, visitors gather for the first time in the round interior, where they face a strong wall with the fashion initials of the designer. Behind it you get into the exhibition rooms.
The choice fell deliberately on the architecture studio, which focuses heavily on the light and color of its surroundings. For the construction local materials such as terra-cotta, Moroccan stone, marble and concrete were chosen.
Minimalism and materiality en point!
I especially like the café and its outdoor area with a pond. Here the visitor finds peace and is ideal to relax between sightseeing.
My highlight of the exhibition was the large room where some of his masterpieces are on display. There is also a large collection of jewelery. In that room photographing is strictly forbidden, so unfortunately I could not show you this.
The room is darkened and the mannequins are illuminated, with dramatic music playing in the background. A wonderful moment, which was the highlight of my visit.
Let’s kick off this year with the first look (not the actual first one as this one’s a little throwback from last year’s trip to Morocco). I’m currently busy with writing all the reviews from Marrakesh & surroundings for you. I’m looking forward to publish them all because I’m really in love with the pictures.
Regarding this look I chose some comfortable looks for our trip. This animal print palazzo trousers from Studio Italy had just arrived on time before leaving. Such pants are indeed perfect to stay cozy yet stylish while traveling. Also, they’re super light if it gets warm.
Tip: In case it gets a litte bit colder you can also easily wear a pair of leggings underneath!
If you still haven’t gotten hands on your smartphone necklace you definitely should. You can find a couple of great ones, e.g. from XOUXOU Berlin or also on Etsy.
Studio Italy palazzo pant here Ralph Lauren basic tee here Timberland boat shoes here Skagen watch here Dior sunglasses XOUXOU Berlin smartphone necklace here
Cheeky sayings on the menu, casual drinks at the bar – this is how the new Eatery & Bar Philiaz presents itself in Caldaro. The former “Weinstadl” was transformed into the metropolitan restaurant Philiaz, which opened its doors in August 2018. The fresh wind does the South Tyrolean gastronomy incredibly well. “Finally not feeling like in South Tyrol when eating out,” said a friend.
Restaurants in South Tyrol Philiaz
In South Tyrol, you’ll get the perfect mix of Mediterranean and South Tyrolean cuisine. New concepts from all over the world gradually make it to South Tyrol. Such as a kind of “pop-up cooking”. This is exactly what the Philiaz does. Every three months they host a new guest chef. Willibald Reinbacher from WAPALAPAM made the prelude on Mauritius. I have yet come to the pleasures of his dishes. The lamb curry appetizer reminded me of our trip to Mauritius.
From 09.01. until 10.03. There is Indian Street Food by Anirudh Arora from Hankies London.
Philiaz FOOD & DRINKS
Sharing is caring is up high here. On the menu you will find a selection of small appetizers that are perfect to share. Therefore, I recommend you to go with several people, so you can try several dishes. I’ve already been there twice now and I recommend you the following dishes.
I highly recommend the Tataki, Crunchy Tuna, Lamb Curry and the Tiger Prawns as starter. As main dish I loved the Tagliata and the Porco Preto dish is also really good. The first time I also had the Touch of Asia soup, which is perfect for the extremely hungry ones among you.
Lukewarm rolls with goldenseal butter as an appetizer
EXTRACT FROM The AUTUMN / WINTER MENU
Crispy baked king prawn meets crispy fennel, grapefruit and light chili cream. Fresh and sensational!
Fine filet, seared on the outside & juicy on the inside.
Like Carpaccio, only much better!
So must be tuna: crispy, juicy, fruity, spicy and slightly spicy
Spicy Lamb Curry in Mauritius Style. If you like Curry, you will love it. Created by Willi Reinbacher
8.5€ per sharing dish
“Secreto” is a cut from Porco Preto. No curse word, but a delicious acorn-fed black pig from Portugal. Cooked for 36 hours, incredibly tender. Good to know: The Porco Preto is also called “the olive on 4 paws”. Funny, isn’t it?
from carefully selected beef in Chimichurri style
catch of the day
For fish lovers we have daily fresh fish in the kitchen. Which one? Just ask!
Porco PretoMadagaskar Fever – chocolate molleaux with vanilla ice cream and port wine pear
Personally, I enjoyed both evenings at the Philiaz very much. There are exciting variations in the dishes. While the wine selection was very good, the aperitifs did not kick me off at all. Also, for some the music may have been a little too loud during the meal. This did not bother me. All in all, I will definitely come back.