Skip to content

Archive for May, 2012

Marrakech…I can’t get enough

May 24th, 2012


Seems I was on to something. The latest issue of online magazine Lonny  gives an interesting insight into Marrakech featuring homes, museums and tips on where to stay and what to visit.

I was already slightly obsessed with handira’s, or traditional Berber wedding blankets and those bedroom pictures certainly don’t help to cure this obsession. Owner Maryam Montague, human rights and democracy specialist, co-owns with her husband Peacock Pavilions, and has just released a book Marrakech by Design. And if you can’t get enough, as myself, her house has also been featured in Elle Decoration, for more pictures click here.


May 23rd, 2012


These pictures make me want to book a ticket asap. All pictures by Jamie Beck. For full coverage on her trip to Morocco, click here, herehere, and here.

Flea market finds

May 22nd, 2012


How cool is this little elephant? It’s has been designed and made by the brother Mannelli in Italy. According to a brief research on the net it’s supposed to come in a pair as a bookend, but i like it better on its own. Makes you really look at the shape and design. To say I almost missed it cause I was too busy bargaining on a the side table below. I’m normally not such a fan of over the top retro stuff but i am a sucker for anything brass, remember. The light green and teal tiles just fit perfectly with the brass frame.

all pictures by elisabeth for aestheticshelter

A snale, drinks and jewelled rice

May 21st, 2012


It was a lovely weekend. Bought peonies at the market, which carried an interestingly beautiful surprise, served my favorite summer drink in new Ultima Thule glasses (a match made in heaven…I’m preparing a post on this item for later this week) and made delicious Jeweled Brown Rice.

I found the recipe on a really nice blog I started following religiously called My New Roots by holistic nutritionist and vegetarian chef Sara Britton. It’s my go to place whenever in need of cooking inspiration. It’s ultra well written and informative (if you have ever experienced a graving for sugar read this post, it was a great eye opener for me). The dish contains two of my favorite ingredients, pomegranate seeds and pistachio nuts, so I knew I was in for a treat but it surpassed my expectations. Just like my guests, I was swept of my feet by the rich flavours. This dish is like sunshine in a bowl, a feast for the eyes and your taste buds. And if you ever feel stressed or worried i strongly recommend to take a seat in your kitchen and peel a pomegranate…very meditative.

all pictures by elisabeth for aestheticshelter