Wednesday, March 29, 2017

lunch hour

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Today I'm going to try one of the recipes from my new cookbook. I'll make the salad with avocado, apple, pomegranete and mint. Sounds okay right?!

La Famille has released a cookbook of their Moroccan-Italian recipes.
The cookbook was a gift from my friend and workshop partner Ank, because it's one of our favorite lunch places in the Medina.

Monday, March 27, 2017

working on my green drawing skills

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This weekend I've been working on my green drawing skills.
It's so fun to do, although my sketches can still use some improvement at this point.
I've been working on the workshop-program* and all green trips are worked out in detail. Can't wait to get started with the new green adventures in and around Marrakech.
*GREEN GARDENS WORKSHOP

Six days in Marrakech! Green is the theme. Price € 675,00 per person.
The price is based on a shared twin bedroom and excluding flight ticket. It's not possible to book a single room.
It's always possible to book extra nights, before or after the workshop (info@chambresdamis.com)
INCLUDED:
- transfer from airport Marrakech to Riad Chambres d'amis (v.v.)
- shared twin bedroom (5 nights) including breakfast in Chambres d'Amis. (no single rooms available)
- 3 dinners & 4 lunches (drinks not included)
- veggie cooking workshop
- collecting green memories in a herbarium
- all excursions in and around Marrakech

PROGRAMME:
During the workshop we will visit and explore all kinds of gardens in and around Marrakech; An Arabic garden, a rose garden, botanical gardens, secret city gardens, city parks, hidden courtyards, an art garden, museum gardens and vegetable- and herb gardens.

You will be surprised how green the Red City actually is. Urban jungle adventures with guided tours and delicious moroccan food, make this green travel-workshop unforgettable!

SPRING GREEN GARDENS WORKSHOP arrival: Thursday 11th of May - leaving: Tuesday 16th of May
AUTUMN GREEN GARDENS WORKSHOP arrival: Thursday 12th of October - leaving: Tuesday 17th of October

We still have a twin bedroom available for the Green Garden workshop in May!

If you would like to join one of the workshops, please send an e-mail info@woodwoolstool.com for an application form.

Monday, March 20, 2017

new season - new woodwoolstools

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Two new handmade woodwoolstools in the S H O P.

Scrapwood stool legs with a cover of Moroccan wool!
One stool seat is covered in white yarn with a touch of gold.
The other one is covered with turquoise crochet.

Both handmade, spring style and unique.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

saturday morning mood

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Saturday morning.

Breakfast & magazines in bed.

You can find the harlequin herringbone pattern of the handmade blanket in my Etsy shop.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 17, 2017

keen on flowers and plants

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This whole week I've enjoyed the spring flowers in the kitchen.
The flowers I got from my friend Rosa last Friday. Together with my daughter, she chose the spring beauties, in the flower shop where Pippa works.
They know what I like...

In an interview for Home & Garden, I once said, I'm not too keen on houseplants, but crazy about flowers. Plants and flowers get along fine together in our house nowadays. The reason I prefered flowers, was because they are gone after a week and it's time for something new.

You know by now, that I have revised my opinion about houseplants and I still get overjoyed by fresh flowers.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

go green, go marrakech

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How about a spring break in Marrakech?

Join us and spoil yourself with a green boost!

We only have one twin bedroom available in Chambres d'Amis, green oasis in the Medina.

The program of the new Green Gardens workshop is full of surprises.

Below just a small list of what you might expect in and around Marrakech;

- discover the hidden and secret gardens in the medina
- bike tour through the huge royal palace gardens
- cook your own moroccan dishes under the banana trees in the veggie cooking workshop
- roadtrip to the high atlasmountains
- botanical garden picknick
- green, blue and yellow adventures at Jardin Majorelle
- chill 'french chic' between ancient olive trees
- collect green memories in a personal herbarium

...and many more green surprises!

GREEN GARDENS WORKSHOP
Six days in Marrakech! Green is the theme. Price € 675,00 per person.
The price is based on a shared twin bedroom and excluding flight ticket. It's not possible to book a single room.
It's always possible to book extra nights, before or after the workshop (info@chambresdamis.com)
INCLUDED:
- transfer from airport Marrakech to Riad Chambres d'amis (v.v.) - shared twin bedroom (5 nights) including breakfast in Chambres d'Amis. (no single rooms available) - 3 dinners & 4 lunches (drinks not included) - veggie cooking workshop - collecting green memories in a herbarium - all excursions in and around Marrakech

PROGRAMME:
During the workshop we will visit and explore all kinds of gardens in and around Marrakech; An Arabic garden, a rose garden, botanical gardens, secret city gardens, city parks, hidden courtyards, an art garden, museum gardens and vegetable- and herb gardens.

You will be surprised how Green the Red City is. Urban jungle adventures with guided tours and delicious moroccan food, make this green travel-workshop unforgettable!
SPRING GREEN GARDENS WORKSHOP arrival: Thursday 11th of May - leaving: Tuesday 16th of May

If you would like to join the workshop, please send an e-mail info@woodwoolstool.com for an application form.

Monday, March 13, 2017

pale green & grey

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Another unique handmade piece!

For the stool legs I used different types of scrap wood, both sides have a different look.
On one side is pastel green and on the other side is made of pale grey wood.
The white crochet cover I've made with moroccan yarn.

You can find the brandnew WOODWOOLSTOOL in the shop.
It's one of a kind.