My Secret Souk

You're invited to a bazaar of Eastern delights My Secret Souk

Tuesday 28 November, 6-8pm

at my home in Shenton Park, Perth

Preview: Tuesday 28th 10am - 4pm
Open House: Wed. 29th & Thurs.30th 10am-7pm

RSVP for my address Kilims & rugs furniture ceramics art fashion jewels Hi !,

I hope this finds you really well. I know I haven't been a good correspondent this year, but I've been on the road these last 18 months, travelling India and Ethiopia, Sri Lanka and Morocco, researching destinations for my Spice Voyages Small Group Tours and Workshops (interesting fact: I had no idea that the first Moslems to settle in Sri Lanka were from Morocco... ). I even stopped for two months in Fes to study Arabic, as I'll be moving back to Morocco next month to make home there.

The old Medina, where I'll be living, dates from the 7th century and is a UNESCO World Heritage city just oozing history from its 9000 alleyways. No cars - donkeys carry away the garbage, and every day I wander into the souk to practice my fledgling Arabic with street vendors selling everything imaginable. The food is gorgeous, the people gracious and it's an art-lovers' paradise with artisans crafting exquisite hand-made articles in leather, cedar wood, metal and textiles.

Along my journey I've been collecting and commissioning beautiful things, and it gives me great pleasure to invite you to my home for festive drinks, an opportunity to catch up and enjoy these gorgeous one-off artisan artworks from Morocco and India - and yes, everything is available to purchase. I'd love to see you ! Meanwhile, the novelty of living out of a suitcase hasn't diminished one bit, thanks to my friends at who generously sponsored my 14-day Saharan safari and supplied my indestructible Juno Luggage.

Not far from Tamgroute, the last Moroccan town before Timbuktu, I found stunning, deep-green glazed pottery still made in ancient kilns. With 6 months to reach Perth it might have been quicker with Mouchoir my well-tempered camel! LOOKING FORWARD TO 2018 : new retreats and new destinations 2 new Creative Living Retreats JENNY DOHERTY One of Western Australia's most coveted artists creates canvases combining a rich tapestry of techniques. With a flair for teaching and generosity of spirit, Jenny shares her knowledge over 6-days. Our retreats take place at Villa Nilaya on the Beach, and includes Yoga with Carole Knight
The Space Between Art +Yoga Retreat suitable for beginners and experienced artists ; Our Yoga is gentle stretch and hatha. July 8-14, 2018 all details and booking AMANDA KENDLE Teaches Social Media at the University of WA, is a professional podcaster and a natural communicator. Together we're presenting Brilliant Blogging + Making the Most of Your iPhone Camera. This retreat at Villa Nilaya is packed with trips, treats and lots of tips to get you creating beautiful blogs and have a plan to keep going! You will learn to build your blog from scratch, and you'll have plenty of material from our trips in beautiful east Bali to start creating your own 'voice' online. June 21-25, 2018 Please contact me if you're interested. Our group size is maximum 10 TWO MORE ART RETREATS in 2018 with our most loved teachers CATE EDWARDS Taking Time, Making Space 1-7 July our Signature retreat now in its 7th year! Absolutely perfect for beginners NADINE BASTOW Portrait of Bali 15 -22 July sadly this is Nadine's final retreat for the forseeable future, so if you're into portraiture painting on a large scale, maybe act now MOROCCO Sea to Sahara in the gentle days of Autumn view
12- 29 October 2018 I could be interested, send more details please Thanks for reading, and I look forward to staying in touch, Anna

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My Secret Souk