Morocco through the eyes of Chloe Tozer, Creative Director and Founder of CLO Studios. Forever curious, here she shares her uncovered discoveries and cherished Moroccan favourites with us.

From hidden culinary gems that celebrate Moroccan traditions to the interior rich riads that capture the essence of Marrakech, let this guide invite and inspire you to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Moroccan food, interiors and style.


Sahbi Sahbi

37 Boulevard Mansour Eddahbi, Gueliz, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco 

“Moroccan cooking and stunning interior. Fully female-run restaurant celebrates rituals, traditions and Moroccan culture.” 

Located in the French district and meaning "Soulmates" in Darija, Sahbi Sahbi is a culinary haven with interiors crafted by French Architecture studio, Studio KO. Every aspect, from tones and textures to the carefully selected materials, pays homage to traditional Moroccan cuisine and the expertise of female culinary practices.  


78 bis Derb Nkhel Rahba Kdima, Marrakesh, 40030, Morocco 

“In the heart of the medina. Perfect spot for lunch after spending the day exploring the souks”.

Found within the vibrant medina of Marrakesh, L'Mida is a true hidden gem awaiting discovery. After wandering through the souks and absorbing the Moroccan atmosphere, immerse yourself in the traditional décor and cozy interior of L’Mida. This charming restaurant provides a welcome respite to indulge in a delicious lunch.  

Quick Tip: Admire the sunset over dinner from the highest rooftop of the medina.  

Dar Yacout

Terrain de sport du Kawkab, 79 Sidi Ahmed Soussi traversez l'arcade Bab Yacout derrière, Marrakesh, 40030, Morocco 

“Tucked away inside the walls of the medina. Moroccan cuisine and chic dining experience. Skip lunch this day!"

Nestled discreetly within the walls of the medina, Dar Yacout awaits, promising an unforgettable Moroccan culinary adventure. This dining spot serves a set menu amid the dramatic ambiance and beautiful décor, with flowering columns, candy striping, fireplaces in bathrooms and a yellow crenelated rooftop terrace to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. Designed by the late American architect and decorator Bill Willis, who inherently helped place Marrakesh on the style map. 

Quick tip: Plan ahead; reservations are a must! 

La Terrasse des Epices

Sidi Abdel Aziz, 15 Souk Cherifia, Marrakesh, 40000, Morocco 

“Dark rooftop vibes, lovely for dinner."

Terrasse des Epices is a gorgeous restaurant located on a terrace overlooking the Cherifia Souk in the Marrakech medina. The cozy and warm ambiance of Terrasse des Epices is the result of the interior design work by Anne Favier. The restaurant captures the essence of Morocco, with its colourful furnishings, intricately designed tiles and comfortable seating areas. 


Riad Jardin Secret Marrakech

43 Arset Aouzal, Marrakesh, 40000, Morocco 

“Our Moroccan home! The Riad that made us fall in love with Marrakech. Owned by our dear friends Cyrielle and Julien whom we were blessed to cross paths with on our first trip to  Morocco six years ago. Both insanely creative. The Riad is situated in our favourite area in the medina."

Riad Jardin Secret has become a notable destination for creative people, artists and adventurers alike. The interiors embody beauty and serenity, artfully designed with a deep appreciation for Marrakesh. With organic elements, ornaments and colours that seamlessly blend to create an authentic expression of Moroccan architecture. The Riad is a traditional Moroccan home turned guesthouse that perfectly captures the soul of its surroundings. 

Cozy lounges and a refreshing cup of mint tea, Riad Jardin Secret welcomes visitors with the most warm and genuine hospitality. 

Quick Tip: It is must stay!

Berber Lodge

Route de barrage، Province al Haouz, Marrakesh, 42312, Morocco 

“Situated in Oumnass. Away from everything and inspired by traditional earth rendered Berber style homes surrounded by olive trees. The interior has been carefully considered by the talented team at Studio KO. I would recommend at least  two nights, one night is simply not enough."

Located approximately half an hour outside of Marrakech, nestled in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, amidst ancient olive trees, lies Berber Lodge. 

The decor is effortlessly understated chic, exuding a sense of low-key luxe while remaining true to its authentic roots. Constructed using traditional Berber techniques, the lodge showcases handmade bricks crafted from local pink clay and feature eucalyptus wood ceiling beams.  

For those seeking respite from the bustling city and a chance to slow down for a few days, the Berber Lodge is an ideal retreat. 

Quick Tip: You can't beat having a meal outside under the olive trees. 

La Pause & Scarabeo

“La Pause & Scarabeo are our choice for desert camps. Perfect for a night away, only 50 mins away from Marrakech centre but you feel like you’re on another planet. The desert is like a moonscape.”

Scarabeo Camp, perched atop the rocky dunes of Agafay, this camp is renowned for its breathtaking views. The rolling landscapes, coupled with glimpses of the snow-covered Atlas Mountains, establish Scarabeo as one of the most sought-after desert camps in Agafay. The camp's decor features traditional art, African woven matting, and Berber rugs, all thoughtfully curated to reflect a sense of old-world charm. 

La Pause Desert Camp, spend an evening riding camels and dining in a candlelit Berber tent at this very chic off-the-grid desert camp. Guests have the choice of staying in the charming guest house or opting for a tent accommodation. It seamlessly combines the essence of an eco-lodge with the luxury glamping experience. 

Quick Tip: Wake up early to witness the magical sunrise – an experience not to be missed. 

Kasbah Bab Ourika

"Stunning views of the snowy Atlas Mountains situated in the valleys of Ourika."

Regarded as one of the most eco-friendly hotels in Morocco, the Kasbah blends harmoniously with the landscape. Constructed primarily from rammed earth, employing the traditional Berber building technique, it appears as though it has naturally emerged from the rocks beneath. Kasbah Bab Ourika has a rustic style with feature fireplaces and terraces for the most magnificent views. 


The Medina

"Get lost and let the day slip away drinking mint tea, meeting artisans and discovering the magic of Marrakesh. The medina has such a special energy, and you never know what you’ll discover. No two visits will ever be the same."

The medina serves as the beating heart of Marrakesh, with shopping a central part of the experience, ranging from stalls in the lively souks to more upscale retail stalls. Explore the medina's winding paths, vibrant markets, and cultural treasures to fully appreciate the allure that makes Marrakesh an unforgettable destination. 

Yves Saint Laurent Musee

Rue Yves St Laurent, Marrakech 40000, Morocco. 

“The influence of Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech is huge."

The Musée Yves Saint Laurent, designed by Studio KO, is home to a host of clothing collections, haute couture accessories, and much more, all cemented in history by the great designer. 

Inspired by Studio KO’s fascination with the juxtaposition of curves and straight lines, and the interplay between loose and clean cuts, is reflected in the buildings design. Externally, cubic forms adorned with bricks create a pattern reminiscent of threads of fabric. On the inside, the ambiance takes on a completely different character, like the lining of a luxurious couture jacket—luminous, velvety, and smooth. 

Dar El Bacha Museum and Coffee Shop

Dar El Bacha, Rue Fatima Zahra, Marrakech 40000, Morocco 

"If you’re into coffee. Located in the medina, an old palace from the 18th Century that is now open to the public."

Dar El Bacha, meaning “House of the Pacha,” was the residence of Thami El Glaoui.  

The museum is housed in a beautifully restored palace, and showcases a collection of traditional Moroccan arts, crafts, and historical artifacts. Explore the many rooms and courtyards adorned with intricate tilework, carved woodwork, and traditional Moroccan architecture. After wandering through the Palace, enjoy a cup of Moroccan tea or coffee at Bacha Coffee. 

Quick Tip: Make sure to go early, as waits can be up to 3 hours for a table.  

The Bloom House

20 Rue du Capitaine Arrigui, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco 

“Located in the new city. Perfect for a morning yoga class and healthy veggie brekky.”

A beautiful new yoga studio and wellness centre. Indulge in some relaxation and start your day with a yoga class followed by a delicious breakfast bowl and fresh juice. The perfect way to nourish your body before a fun day exploring the souks. 

El Fenn Rooftop

Derb Moulay Abdullah Ben Hezzian, 2, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco. 

"The perfect place to watch the sunset with a mint tea or cheeky cocktail. The hotel is absolutely stunning and worth a walk through or overnight stay if you can.” 

A boutique hotel, renowned for its stylish and vibrant atmosphere. El Fenn’s rooftop terrace is considered its crowning glory, with incredible panoramic views over the Marrakech cityscape. Witness a magical sunset and enjoy a cocktail or a romantic dinner under candlelit lanterns.  



Rue Yves Saint Laurent, Majorelle 

"Next door to the YSL Gardens, Moro is home to The Moroccans, natural skincare and products."

One minute walk from Jardin Majorelle, Moro is a chic concept store on the famed Rue Yves St Laurent. Make sure you carve out some time in your itinerary to visit. Visitors can eat, sleep and shop here as its also home to a restaurant and boutique hotel – however the Boutique is a must visit! With everything from textiles to fragrances, don’t leave here empty-handed.  

Quick Tip: Be sure to sample the owner's skincare brand, The Moroccans (your face will thank you). 

Beni Rugs

"A visit to their studio in Tameslouht is a must. See the incredible team of women weaving each rug. Warm happy energy vibrates through this space and into each rug. View all the yarn colours and design a custom rug while you are there.”

Rug shopping at its finest. Seize the opportunity to witness the blending of tradition and modernity and honour the traditional art of rug making. Peruse endless custom options in the form of colour, size and design.  

Quick Tip: We love these special rugs so much we’re bring them home – as the exclusive Australian stockist. Find a curated selection of Beni Rugs, landing at CLO Studios so soon!  

Marrakeshi Life Atelier

933 Route De Safi, Marrakech, 40110, Morocco

"The home of our Memento cushions and hand-woven fabrics. Marrakshi Life collection is stunning, and I am sure you will not leave empty handed.” Chloe Tozer 

Launched and created in 2013 by photographer Randall Bachner, Marrakshi Life embraces both the traditional Moroccan wardrobe and the reimaging of it all. The weaving process, techniques and looms are as authentic and traditional as it gets, from the spinning of the yarns to the ancient wood looms that have been passed down through generations.

Experience the Marrakech Atelier where you will find a team of artisan's hand making their innovative designs, discover unique treasures and find a cherished piece that will remain part of your wardrobe for years to come.