Getting there was part of the experience. We took a ferry ride from Spain across the Strait of Gibraltar to Tangier and then a train to Fes El Bali (Fez). Apart from electricity Fez seems to belong to another century and has been Morocco's intellectual, cultural, and religious center for 1,200 years. It's 9,500 streets and 180 miles of alleys filled with every kind of shop, market, and restaurant are centered around a walled medina. It is a delirious assault on sights, sounds, and smells with dye pits, tanneries, butcher shops, tiled fountains, palaces, mosques, spice markets, and persistent rug merchants. It’s fantastically overwhelming.
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Talking Shop with Laura Bartell
Interior Designer Laura Bartell is a Parsons School of Design graduate with more than a decade of NYC Interior Design experience with top firms and cliental. Laura struck out on her own in 2010 and is known for her good humor, livable interiors and traditional design sensibility infused with flashes of contemporary whimsy.