APRIL 22nd - MAY 2nd, 2018

Marrakech, Morocco

Cost: $3,450 (USD) p/p twin share room 

or $3,850 (USD) p/p private room


Beautiful, wild, layered, busy, utterly gorgeous Marrakech, a place that has undoubtedly seduced everyone who has ever ventured there!

Lying on the crossroads between Europe and Africa, Morocco beckons you to a world where the exotic becomes commonplace.

Stylist, designer, writer, curator, creator and visual poet Jo Brittles of La Boheme ~House of The Wishing Trees, invites you to join her on the journey of a lifetime!

We are headed to Marrakech for a 10-day long retreat of opulent luxury, discovery, decadence and cultural exploration, bursting with immense inspiration - this retreat is tightly limited to just 10 lucky people.

As your host, it was a dream to venture to Morocco and see the bustling, intoxicating sites, to immerse myself in the colourful commonplace, to exist amongst the locals and to explore this beautiful city with a full, open and creative spirit.

Instead of going alone, I want you to join me on this journey!

To see and experience Marrakesh as a group of creative souls, to be inspired by it's immense beauty, to awaken the spirit and enliven the soul. A summit of creatives. A getaway of a lifetime. And I want to share it all with you!



  • Accommodation at Maison 28 Riad for the duration of your stay
  • Breakfast each day
  • 8 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners with accompanying alcohol (amazing locations and restaurants, see full itinerary with links below)
  • Morning meditations/creative time with Jo
  • Small business/entrepreneur summit 'How to Cultivate Your Brand/Voice/Mission and Remain Authentic'
  • Beautiful Henna cocktail party
  • Museum and monuments entrance
  • Indulgent and decadent hammam/spa/pool day
  • Bustling medina tour and guidance
  • An Atlas mountains day trip
  • 2-3 glorious garden visits
  • Camel rides on the beach
  • A decadent farewell party
  • Van transportation throughout (many places are within easy walking distance)
  • One time laundry service throughout the stay


Whilst we will do and see all of these amazing things together, those who choose to accompany me, will have full, unrestricted access to me at all times throughout our stay in Marrakesh. Creatively, professionally and as a woman who knows how to dream big! I will be right with you, exploring and being inspired myself, every step of the way!



  • Airfares (Please book these from wherever in the world you are)
  • Travel insurance
  • Costs for any additional tours or excursions you would like to do in your own free time (you will have some allocated free time throughout our stay and you are welcome to do whatever you choose with this time. I will always be available to spend time with the group or individuals, should you choose to venture to the medina with me, dinner, drinks or soulful discussions about all things important in the world over wine!

With the help of locals who know Marrakesh incredibly well, I have spent time putting together a truly beautiful, decadent, indulgent adventure for the body, mind and soul. I am a creative, so to have each of my senses stimulated by this incredible city is what I am looking forward to the most! To be immersed in and inspired by the beauty and then, to tuck it all into my heart and bring my experiences with each of you, back here to my home and unload all of that sublime energy into my work. 



Sunday April 22

  • Arrival at Marrakech midday with airport service provided
  • Welcome with Moroccan mint tea and pastries
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Souk walk and neighborhood orientation
  • Welcome cocktails at Maison 28
  • Dinner on the roof terrace at Le Fondouk - part of CNN's 2016 "world's best sky-high and rooftop restaurants", this is THE ideal place to enjoy our first magical dinner!



Monday April 23

  • Maison 28 Breakfast
  • Guided Medina Tour of Historical Sites, Souks and Carpet Shopping including lunch
  • A beautiful henna Cocktail Party at Maison 28
  • A glorious dinner on the terrace at Maison 28


Tuesday April 24

  • Maison 28 Breakfast
  • Creative Meditation Morning
  • Lunch at Nomad 
  • Visit Musee Boucharouite - The medina is filled with hidden gems waiting to be uncovered and this is definitely one of them!
  •  Dinner at Dar Zellij (includes belly dancing and music) - this place is simply incredible!


Wednesday April 25

  • Maison 28 Breakfast
  • Day Trip to Essaouira - Includes stop at an Argan Oil Women’s Cooperative
  • Fresh fish lunch by the docks - with plenty of shopping and sight-seeing
  • Late afternoon 1 hour camel ride on the beach
  • Essaouira Dinner at Villa Maroc


Thursday April 26

  • Maison 28 Breakfast
  • Creative Meditation Morning
  • Lunch at El Fenn
  • Visit Le Jardin Secret
  • Free afternoon souk shopping
  • Free evening


Friday April 27

  • Maison 28 Breakfast
  • Morning shopping in Gueliz
  • Lunch at Cantanzaro (Apparently they have fantastic pizza! Which will be a nice break from tagines!)
  • Transport to Jardin Majorelle for a stunning garden tour and boutique shopping
  • Free evening


Saturday April 28

  • Maison 28 Breakfast
  • Creative meditation morning
  • Free afternoon
  • Tanjia dinner at Maison 28 (Tanjia is the signature dish of Marrakech - we assemble in the morning (beef) in a special Tanjia pot that cooks all day in the ashes of the fire at the local Farnatchi, which is where they tend the fires that heat the local hammams)


Sunday April 29

  • Maison 28 Breakfast
  • Beldi Country Club for a truly indulgent day of lunching/pools/hammam/spa/some shopping. An incredibly magical and rejuvinating place!
  • Free evening


Monday April 30

  • Maison 28 Breakfast
  • Day trip to Atlas Mountains - We will be heading to Imlil, a beautiful drive up the mountains where you will see Mount Toubkal, the second largest mountain peak in Africa. Imlil is a typical Berber village with plenty of great shopping. We will be having lunch at the unmistakable Kasbah Toubkal surrounded by the stunning Atlas Mountains.
  • Free evening


Tuesday May 1 

  • Maison 28 Breakfast
  • Creative meditation morning
  • Free afternoon
  • Farewell party! Cocktails, buffet dinner and music at Maison 28


Wednesday May 2 

  • Maison 28 Breakfast
  • Departure day



Tucked away in Derb Slima, a quiet, family filled alley in a historic neighborhood in the heart of the Marrakech Medina, you will find our home for our 10 day stay Maison 28. Fashioned with love by a fellow creative, the ever beautiful, Melanie Royals for casual luxury vacationing in the Marrakech Medina. We will have this entire property at our disposal for the duration of our stay. 

Come inside to a fresh, light-filled Riad newly decorated in a comfortable, eclectic style with hand painted, artisanal touches and plenty of pleasant surprises.




Are there payment plans?

Yes. You can pay an initial payment of 50% using the reservation link below to secure your place. At checkout, use the coupon code 'deposit' to only pay half now. The second and final 50% payment must be made on or before Friday, March 2nd, 2018.

Do you offer refunds?

There are no refunds for this retreat due to the planning and logistics involved. When you register, be sure to know all you can about traveling to Morocco. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

What is our destination airport?

Book your flights to Marrakesh Menara International Airport. We recommend you book your flight time to arrive as close to midday local time as possible, so we can arrange transportation to Maison 28.

How much money should I bring for spending?

That is totally personal and depends on how much shopping you plan to do. ATM's are available and credit cards are taken at the major retailers. Also keep in mind, that most meals and drinks are covered in the retreat package.

Are all rooms shared?

We have two single occupancy rooms available at Mason 28, but book early. You can book a private single room at checkout.

I've never been to Morocco. Will I like it?

I ask you to approach this trip with a sense of adventure in your heart, along with the knowledge that I have prepared the most beautiful, indulgent, decadent, revitilizing and truly inspiring stay for us all. This will be a journey for the mind, body and soul and we will be taking it, together!

Always feel free to do some research of your own on places to go and see whilst we're in the beautiful Marrakesh.

Spots are limited and this exclusive trip of a lifetime will sell out fast! If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me!

I can't wait to see who our crew of 10 incredible spirits, taking this journey with me, will be!

And I cannot wait to share the sights and sounds of the magnificent Marrakesh with YOU!


With Love,