about moroccanzest safaa

Inside moroccanzest, my passion for Morocco, and more.

I grew up in a traditional Moroccan family in Salé, Morocco, in the riad my grandfather built with his own hands. My aunt’s traditional sewing atelier was a favorite place to experiment with fabrics, yarn, and beads. This love for art and handmade crafts has stayed with me to this day..

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Why I Want to Teach My Son His Cultural Heritage

Now that I am a mother, I am grateful for every second spent researching my country of birth Morocco.

I’ve been reflecting on this for the last few days. Here are three reasons why I think it’s very important to teach children about their cultural heritage.

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Inside My at-Home Moroccan Party (a Step-By-Step Guide)

I always loved hosting Morocco-inspired tea parties. They are cozy and intimate, perfect to connect with your favorite people. Here is all you need to know to host a successful tea party at home, inspired by one of my last parties.

Moroccan Riad, a Palace Between Gardens and Terraces

Our riad was built in the early 1900s by my late grandfather, an architect. Once the riad was finished, my grandfather planted at the entryway a vine following his family’s housewarming traditions. The vine developed quickly and in a few decades climbed one of our riad walls and reached the sky-blue rooftop terrace.

Inside Yves Saint Laurent Sun-Soaked Marrakech Villa

”For whatever daring things I have done since then, I am indebted to the country, to the violence of its harmonies, the insolence of its mixtures, the intensity of its inventions”



What you Can Really Wear When Visiting Morocco

In Morocco, your outfit can impact your travel experience, greatly or badly, because it can affect how Moroccans treat you. This being said, there are a few clothing items that you can wear all across Morocco and that I would encourage you to pack for your trip. 

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Morocco's Life-Changing Cultural & Artistic Festivals

These are some of the most inspiring festivals and events in Morocco. Some of these Moroccan festivals and events have been celebrated for centuries. They are a concentration of culture, history, and art and you will leave them very different, and very inspired.