ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO

Travel Notes


Essaouira, Morocco is an ancient port city also known as Mogador. It was likely established as a key seaside trading post during the fifth century before common era by a Carthaginian navigator named Hanno. The picturesque old medina is protected by eighteen century seafront ramparts lying adjacent to the main beach where one can watch the sun slip past the horizon just behind the namesake landmark island. Its serene pace and fresh seafare makes it a destination favored amongst natives and travelers alike.

Currency
Dirham

Time Zone
Western European
Language
Arabic, French, Berber Dialects

Local Cuisine
Moroccan Seafare
Best time to visit
Year-round

Dress Code
Caftans, Raffia Babouches
WHERE TO STAY

L’HEURE BLEUE PALAIS

2 Avenue Saad Ibn Abi Oukass
Essaouira, Morocco 44000
+212 524 783 434

LE JARDIN DES DOUARS

Douar Sidi Yassine, Bp 209
Essaouira, Morocco 44000
+212 524 474 003

VILLA MAROC

10 Abdellah Ben Yassine
Essaouira, Morocco 44000
+212 524 473 147

WHERE TO SHOP

COOPERATIVE MARJANA

Douar Ait Sraidi Lahrata
Ounara-Essaouira, Morocco 44000
+212 669 063 627

RAFIA CRAFT

82 Rue D'agadir
Essaouira, Morocco 44000
+212 524 783 632

KIF KIF

204 Place Du Marche Au Grains
Essaouira, Morocco 44000
+212 551 082 041

WHERE TO DINE

LA TABLE BY MADADA

7 Rue Youssef El Fassi
Essaouira, Morocco 44000
+212 524 472 106

O’BLEU MOGADOR

28 Rue Bouchentouf
Essaouira, Morocco 44000
+212 524 783 133

RESTAURANT FERDAOUSS

17 Rue Abdessiam Lebadi
Essaouira, Morocco 44000
+212 524 473 655

REQUIRED READING

BY JAMES F. JEREB

PURCHASE
The Objects

Exclusive Edition 018 ARGAN BODY OIL


S+O has collaborated with Atelier Doré on their first creative retreat, The Art of Storytelling in Marrakech, Morocco. Together, we present this Argan body oil supplemented with the essences of neroli,  jasmine and a hint of almond. Argania spinosa is known as the “Tree of Life” by Moroccans, where it grows naturally in a semi-desert region between Marrakech and the Atlantic port cities of Agadir and Essaouira. The oil was formulated to maximize the beautifying benefits of argan with pleasant floral notes familiar to those who have visited the vibrant country.

Details

A rich and fragrant body oil made from the fabled argan kernel and accented by the rich floral notes of neroli and jasmine. This body oil was formulated exclusively for S+O and  Atelier  Doré  in a limited run of two hundred and fifty two fluid ounce bottles. 

The Story

THE TREE OF LIFE


Khadija El Fakla is a member of the Marjana Cooperative located near Essaouira, Morocco. Khadija works alongside sixty-five local women who harvest and process argan kernels into two different oils, one for culinary and the other for cosmetic purposes. It is believed that the anti-oxidant rich oils derived from the tree have been utilized by the natives for nearly three thousand five hundred years to sustain their diets and beauty regimens.