January in Marrakesh

 

“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”
–Percy Bysshe Shelley

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It’s January, and my Facebook feed is a flurry.  A snowstorm has hit the US–including my home in the south– leaving all covered in white.  Here temps have been in the 70s and climbed to the 80s this weekend.  The Atlas Mountains that were covered in snow all last winter are bare.  But on the rooftop of The Pearl, aptly named, all is winter white.   At the perfect place for lunch and a panoramic view, roses, bougainvillea, and snowball bushes bloom.
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Namazake, the Japanese restaurant on the top floor, serves on the terrace.
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I had been here once before with my friend, Synnove, who chose the rooftop for dinner last spring. The sushi is delicious, but in this beautiful hotel just having a drink provides a feast for the eyes.
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Today was a good day.  On the walk home, Kate pulled me into Dino for a treat.  We may not have snow, but we have ice cream.
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IMG_0595IMG_0597IMG_0581Happy January!

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