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DJ Amrit’s Moroccan Adventure Is Serious Goals

Think: handwoven goods, the YSL Gardens, and a cameo from French Montana.

By: Jodi Taylor

It’s no secret that we’re head-over-heels in love with Morocco, although we do admit we haven’t all had the chance to travel there—yet. So in the meantime, we’re doing what we do best: living vicariously through our chic, jet-setting friends. Most recently, DJ extraordinaire, Amrit hopped on a flight to Morocco, acting as a spectator on a week-long music video shoot with producer Redone and artists French Montana, Fetty Wap, and Dinah Jane. Amrit also had a ton of free time to explore plenty of markets, restaurants and galleries, and she shared every little bit of it with us. Just try not to get too much FOMO clicking through the gallery below. 

“I was offered the opportunity to spend a week on a Redone music video shoot in Morocco and had the time of my life. Redone is an infamous record producer to the stars, (he has worked with all the greats—Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, J. Lo, Michael Jackson) and this single is the first from his solo venture. The single features French Montana, Fetty Wap & Dinah Jane (from 5th Harmony), and the video travels all through different cities in Morocco: Tétounan, Chefchaouen, and Marrakech. Since Redone and French Montana are both Moroccan, they wanted to pay homage to their motherland and share it with the world. I spent my week in Marrakech, exploring the streets and immersing myself in as much of the African culture as possible. My days were spent wandering around the markets, gallery hopping and dining on local cuisine.”

“Rugs for days.”Read More

“Royal Mansour hotel lobby.”Read More

“Starting each day with fresh mint juice.”Read More

“Feeling at home in my new crib!”Read More

“As suggested by French Montana, I headed to the Medina to explore the markets.”Read More

“Handwoven baskets at the market.”Read More

“The shopping begins!”Read More

“Textile heaven.”Read More

“Endless exploring.”Read More

“The highlight of my trip: YSL Gardens.”Read More

“More exploring!”Read More

“...and a selection of salads.”Read More

“Dinner at Le Tobsil.”Read More

“My very first camel ride.”Read More

“Finding gems down hidden alleys.”Read More

“The roof view from Cafe Nomad.”Read More

“The beautiful Royal Mansour hotel.”Read More

“Stocking up on silver.”Read More

“More beauty on the streets.”Read More

“Getting into the spirit of things.”Read More

“Typical Marrakech street sighting.”Read More

“More at YSL Gardens.”Read More

“A traditional dessert of stewed mint pear.”Read More

DJ AMRIT’S MORROCAN RECOMMENDATIONS:

To stay: “The Royal Mansour Hotel.”

To eat: “Le Tobsil, Cafe Nomad & Cafe Clock.”
 
To drink: “La Mamounia—enjoy a cocktail on the terrace while listening to local jazz.”
 
To see: “My one must-see is The YSL Majorelle Gardens, a 12 acre botanical garden with a cafe & museum.”
 
To shop: “The Medina. You can spend an entire day perusing through hand woven baskets, textiles, art & jewels, and still not get through it all!”
 
To pack: “Loose comfy silks & sneakers. Morocco is still a Muslim country, I recommend sticking to dressing modestly, and carrying a head scarf for the religious sights. Definitely bring an empty suitcase for all the shopping you're about to do!”
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