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Explore Inspiring Marrakech With Adrienne

Join Adrienne from 30th September to 7th October, 2018 and explore new creative outlets and take home memories (and treasures too) from enchanting Morocco! Join her morning talks to learn about the symbolism of Berber carpets and Moroccan decorative elements like zellige, gebs and tadelakt before you head out with her to explore artisans’ workshops, shops and showrooms. Learn how to commission unique furniture, rugs, lights, mirrors and other decorative items to your own designs and ship them to your home country.


You’ll stay at the charming riad, Maison 28, in the heart of the Marrakech medina for this exclusive design retreat filled with special experiences. Five per cent of all fees will be donated to girls' empowerment and educational charity Project Soar, based just outside of Marrakech. See www.projectsoarmorocco.org for more information.



Included in this retreat are:

• Airport Transfers

• Private Transportation Throughout the Trip

• Welcome and Farewell Cocktails at your home for the week, Maison 28

• Guided Tours of the Marrakech Medina, Artisans' Workshops, and Cutting Edge Design Shops

• Entrance to the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, the new Museum of Art & Culture, the Berber Museum and the Boucharouite Museum

• Entrance to the Bahia Palace, El Badi Palace, the Magical Jardins Majorelle

• 2 Educational Talks by Adrienne Chinn on "The Symbolism in Moroccan Tribal Carpets", and "The Elements of Moroccan Design -- Gebs, Tadelakt and Zellige"

• Private Visits to Specialist Design Ateliers and Workshops including Popham Design and Laurence Landon

• A Guided Visit to the Hidden Marrakech Flea Market

• Guided Tour of the Newly Restored Garden Le Jardin Secret, Designed by Tom Stuart Smith

• A Visit and Lunch at Vanessa Branson's Contemporary/Moroccan El Fenn Riad Hotel

• Spa Day at the Beldi Country Club with Hammam/Massage

• Breakfast Each Day at Maison 28

• 7 Delicious Lunches including lunch in a Berber home

• 6 Dinner Experiences including a 'Tasting Marrakech' tour of Jemaa el-Fna Square 

• Advice on Shipping from Marrakech

• One-Time Laundry Service

• Maison 28 Babouches (House Slippers) to Keep

• Planning Assistance for Your Free Time

• New Friendships and Cultural Experiences

• A Lot of Amazing Memories!

Payment and Terms*

All Maison 28 rooms have en suite private shower rooms for your comfort and convenience:

• £2150 - Private Queen Room  (FULL) • £1850 Per Person for  Shared Twin Room (1 TWIN ROOM AVAILABLE)

A non-refundable deposit of £625 is required to reserve your space. The remaining balance will be due over two additional equal payments from time of booking, and 3 months (June 30th) before the retreat day. You will be emailed an invoice for each payment 2 weeks prior to the due date.  Please email Adrienne at [email protected] to book a place or call her on 07899 916268 with any queries.  Payments can be made via Paypal or bank transfer. 5% of all fees will be donated to girls' empowerment and educational charity Project Soar, based just outside of Marrakech. See www.projectsoarmorocco.org for more information.

*Participants from outside the UK are very welcome! Just email me on [email protected] and I will advise you of the prices in your currency.

Other Details

Please note that the following are not included and will have to be shouldered by participants:

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  • Airfare
  • Proof of Travel Insurance
  • Dinners and Tours Taken During Your Free Time

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  • All Shopping and Cost of Shipping (If Applicable)
  • Alcohol Outside of Planned Dinners
  • Staff Gratuities

Payment and Terms

I require a non-refundable deposit of £625 to reserve your space. The remaining balance will be due over two additional equal payments approximately 6 months (March 30th) and 3 months (June 30th) before the retreat day. You will be emailed an invoice for each payment 2 weeks prior to the due date.

Cancellation Policy

Keep in mind that your deposit and subsequent payments are a commitment and each payment becomes non-refundable at the time it is received. If you are forced to cancel prior to 3 months before the start of the retreat and your reserved spot can be transferred to another person, Adrienne will refund any previous payments less than the £625 deposit. However, no refunds or transfers will be available after your final payment. By registering for this trip with your deposit, you agree to the above Cancellation Policy and to purchase your own travel insurance, evidence of which is required. Please ensure you have a minimum of 6 months on your Passport before it expires.


Force Majeure: In the event of national emergency, war, riot, Act of God, civil commotion, malicious damage, flood, storm, fire, adverse weather, failure of utility services or transport network, industrial dispute or strike, or any other act, omission, event or accident beyond the control of Adrienne Chinn or Maison28, we agree to notify you as soon as practicable. If the Force Majeure event continues for more than 14 calendar days, either party shall have the right to cancel the agreement. Where services have been paid for in advance but have not been rendered, you will be entitled to a refund less the initial deposit of £625 from the date of cancellation for all such services.

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