if my last post has left you clamouring for a relaxation day, i thought i’d share a few products to help you create your own moroccan-spa moment at home. first, run yourself a streaming hot bath filled with bubbles (i love the velvety soft fresh fig honey bath from laura mercier).
before stepping in, scrub from head-to-toe using a soft bristle brush (following liz earle’s advice), to help improve not only the appearance of your skin, but also to promote better blood circulation and kick-start your immune system. i spotted the maroc maroc hammam range being used in the so spa at the sofitel rabat, and can certainly vouch for the miel d’ambre body exfoliating and detoxifying balm smelling divine!
after you’ve pruned, step from the bath into the welcome embrace of a handwoven heavyweight cotton hammam towel, and continue your beautifing treatments with a diy mani/pedi – i love the burnt coral-y orange tone of nails inc’s hans place; it’s the polish i had on my toes for last week’s trip.
then, in the absense of some real sun (seriously, how is it still grey in the uk – it’s april!), make sure the central heating is cranked up high, change into your favourite bikini and cover-up, and laze around your living room with a good book. i’m a little bit in love with spring/summer collection from moroccan touch following my trip to casa last week, after we visited their anfaplace boutique and were given a sneak peek of their newest designs at their factory. i love their fresh interpretation of traditional moroccan styles; i was given a beautifully cut soft cotton vest with a delicate hamsa charm detail and a soft black scarf with coloured tassels, both of which were perfect to wear as i explored the winding streets of the kasbah.