31.03.2009

the arrival.....

...in Jordan last sunday night was cold like in Germany, I could not believe this when we left the plane.
Before we left Germany, I had found out that my passport was not with me at the airport *eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek* ...then headed with my husbands friend back home like mad, and found it at my office desk where I organized some paperwork one day ago, usually I never leave the house without my passport....!


After the very warm welcome of my supersweet mother-in-law and my husbands family, a nice homemade dinner and sweet black tea with aromatic sage, we felt asleep like we had no sleep for the past few days... ;-)
Now I am in a very different (a bit ugly....) looking internet cafe somewhere in Ruseifah (a town next to Zarka)...
... surounded by the men playing internet games (wondering themselves probably what she is doing here...this black headed girl with the blue scarf and the moroccan style Djellabah...), got served delicious black, strong and supersweet coffee *yummy*, my husband just meet someone he had not seen for more than 10 years.....Jordan real life.....


...more real life stories from Jordan coming soon, stay tuned ;-)

29.03.2009

happy sunday :-)

I am leaving in a few hours...I am very excited....
..to another oriental country far away....

....very different and difficult to my beloved Morocco...

...dusty and salty...very salty..and very hot from time to time.....where are the bright oriental colours in this country? Could I find the colours at this time??

There is a little cream house somewhere in between...probably the lemon and orange trees in the little garden are flower overloaded.....and the old olive trees, too? Could I smell tonight probably the orange blossom scent while enjoy a little glass of supersweet, strong black tea scented with light green lemon tree leaves? How would the weather be there? warm or hot?? Tonight...I will know...!
happy sunday :-)

27.03.2009

ranipink home sneak peak :-)

Today: a glimpse of our living room :-)
...two lazy cats...probably thinking "what would she say if we play with her knitting yarn..."??
I don´t know how much books and magazines I collected through the years....probably 1001??
...some of my favourite vintage berber pillows from morocco...*cozy*

...a different view lantern view....

I love the violet Bali umbrella and the yellow, flower embroidered vintage umbrella from India..the little palm tree makes me happy. Our two cats prefer from time to time the taste of the palm leaves.....

...If I am "not working" I like it to spend some time with knitting huge shawls...at this time the knit goes perfect with the lavender-lilac wallpaint..... ;-)

25.03.2009

5 pairs of dark brown eyes...

...in the heart of the souk...
I listened the noise like something magic on this place....and watched the babouche maker with the noisy sewing machine :-) ..he didn´t noticed me for a while....

...watched fascinated nice feltwork and fantastic embroidered pack-saddles for horses....and a wonderful one for a camel...loved the cool touch of the metal yarn embroidery, still can feel the texture on my fingertips....had never seen before safran coloured and bright white, soft leather boots..... for a desert ride, probably? ....was to shy to ask the old man for taking some pictures because 5 pairs of beautiful, dark brown eyes watched me....wherever I gone, whatever I had done....

..the sun was hot and the light bright...loved to watch for a while the green shades of the rooftop...someone thought probably it goes perfect with the red, red walls....(please don´t have a look at the electricitiy if you won´t get heart attacked...*hehe*)

....the 5 pairs of beautiful, dark brown eyes watched me when I left..... :-)

22.03.2009

essaouira love colour sneak peak :-) II

...do you remember this magic colour combination?

...and here it is....the 2nd colour combination of my summer collection "essaouira love" :-)

bright cobalt blue, jade green and aqua turquoise...

...with a hint of fuschia and pomegranate red...

...goes perfect with vintage gold and silver accents :-)

I finished the first clothes and accessories this week in my little studio...

....the skirts are made from handloomed indian silk with colourful inner lining....

...magic tassel necklaces made from vintage treasures and bazar findings from Istanbul to Marrakech....stay tuned, another magic colour combination is coming soon....the full collection will be shown end of june in Essaouira :-) more details coming soon.... :-)

Lalla Mira teapot djellabah collection :-)

...a few "cute little friends" took a trip...

...in a magic country far away....

...and found a new home....

..in a beautiful yellow and green coloured house...

...watched the scene and...

...took a bath in the sun :-)

...talked to each other and found a place "where to stay" on a silver teapot, filled with fresh mint tea :-)

a new collection of handmade green and yellow coloured ranipink teapot djellabahs are now new goods on sale at the Lalla Mira organic hotel, rue d´algérie, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco
P.S.: ...try the handmade thyme soap if you stay at the Lalla Mira, this soap is made from a women cooperative located near Essaouira and also one of the nice goodies on sale at the organic hotel :-)

18.03.2009

Essaouira beach walk :-)

...a sunny sunday afternoon....
...in the beloved City...

...a faded pink wall in between the white and blue(s)...

...do you Babouche?
...the "camel" passed by...
...and the troubles are washed away...

..by the waves and the sea... :-)

17.03.2009

style of the week :-)

it´s time for another round "style of the week"...

basic black linnen pants, black wraparound dress and a pair of blue, blue comfortable Babouches are going perfect with the blue and white tie dyed shawl....

...also perfect for a walk on the sunny and windy Essaouira beach....

...stay tuned, more beach founds, magic morocco adventures and founds from my last weekend trip are coming soon :-)

the green blast :-)

...after the blessing rain over Morocco the last few months....

...the dry desert way to Essaouira changed into a paradise....

..coloured in 1001 green shades under the blue, blue sky like....

...fresh apple green, emerald, celery, peacock green, lime green, peridot, light pistachio and dark avocado green, chartreuse, pine green, mint, spearmint and wasabi green, olive and pesto green....the green is everywhere :-)

..in between magic flower overload...

...what a bliss :-)

13.03.2009

heart lost & found :-)

I lost my heart....

...to the mysterious mountains...


...to the bright colours...

...to the delicious breakfast...

...to the wonderful music...


...to a magic place...

..in a country filled with beauty...


...and friendly people...

...come with me....the magic carpet is ready for another magic weekend trip and find the heart :-)